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KCNA Comments on "Ulji Focus Lens" Joint Military Exercises

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

   Pyongyang, August 29 (KCNA) -- The U.S.-south Korea "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercises against the DPRK are now getting frantic. The large-scale joint military exercises targeting the DPRK at a time when the political and military situation of the Korean Peninsula has become extremely strained and complicated are a prelude to the second Korean war to be launched by the U.S. according to its nuclear preemptive attack strategy.
    Now the confrontation between the DPRK and the United States has gone to extremes owing to the U.S. moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK and, accordingly, it is more important than ever before to ease the tension and ensure peace in and around the Korean Peninsula.
    It is nonsensical for the U.S. to claim that the joint military exercises getting on the nerves of the DPRK are "annual military exercises".
    This clearly proves that the U.S. has no willingness to remove the standoff with the DPRK.
    The exercises are an undisguised military threat to the DPRK and a dangerous war move as they were prompted by the U.S. adventurous attempt to lead the DPRK-U.S. confrontation to a war.
    The U.S. is now stepping up the reinforcement and relocation of its troops in south Korea under the pretext of "strategic flexibility" and modified its operation plan against the north on the basis of its preemptive attack strategy.
    The "Ulji Focus Lens" is also a preliminary war to perfect the combat command and operation system of the armed forces of aggression and complete the preparations for a war on the basis of the U.S. new military policy against the DPRK.
    The U.S. is asserting that the "exercises are aimed to help the U.S. forces and the south Korean army get familiar with the procedures of cooperation in case of emergency on the Korean Peninsula."
    What they called "emergency on the Korean Peninsula" means the second Korean war.
    The exercises simulate an actual war.
    During the past military exercises, too, the U.S. and south Korean warmongers conducted different forms of military drills from "exercises of commanding staff" for a preemptive attack on the DPRK to "landing operations," "naval offensive operations," "surprise air strike exercises," "river-crossing operations" and even "biological and chemical warfare drills" with weapons of mass destruction under the simulated conditions of an actual war.
    Its alleged annual military exercises show that the U.S. is steadily increasing, training and perfecting its capability to wage an actual war against the north according to its operation plan for invasion of the north.
    All the facts clearly prove that the joint military exercises are a dangerous preliminary war, a nuclear test war for surprise invasion of the north.
    The U.S. can never evade the responsibility for aggravating tension and harassing peace in the Korean Peninsula.

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