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Rodong Sinmun Criticizes "Ulji Focus Lens" Joint Military Exercises

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

   Pyongyang, August 23 (KCNA) -- The "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercises, which the U.S. instigated the south Korean bellicose forces to stage from August 21, are a preliminary war to perfect the battle command and operation system of the aggression forces and complete preparations for a war on the basis of the new military policy against the DPRK. Rodong Sinmun Wednesday says this in a signed commentary.
    The exercises were prompted by the adventurous attempt of the U.S. imperialist warmongers to lead the standoff between the DPRK and the U.S. to a war, the commentary points out, and goes on:
    The internal and external war hawks asserted that the war exercises are to train the procedure of cooperation between the U.S. troops and the south Korean army in case of emergency on the Korean Peninsula. Their alleged "emergency on the Korean Peninsula" means the second Korean war to be ignited by the U.S. on the basis of such scenarios as "Ulji Focus Lens".
    There are no forces of war threatening south Korea in the Korean Peninsula at present.
    Never should it go unnoticed that the pro-American warlike forces of south Korea have joined in the war exercises for aggression to harm fellow countrymen, following the U.S. imperialists in their moves to provoke a nuclear war against the north. This is an anachronistic act contrary to the demand and interests of the nation and the June 15 era of reunification and harmful to the inter-Korean relations.
    The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean warmongers should give up their attempt to invade the north, bearing in mind our warnings.

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