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"Ulji Focus Lens" Was War Game for Invading DPRK: Rodong Sinmun

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

   Pyongyang, September 4 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Monday states that the "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercises staged in south Korea from August 21 to September 1 was a highly dangerous play with fire which, to all intents and purposes, was aimed at invading the DPRK. The massive war rehearsal staged by the U.S. imperialists in south Korea despite the strong opposition and denunciation at home and abroad was a grave military provocation against the DPRK and an unpardonable act of wrecking peace, which drove the situation on the Korean Peninsula closer to a phase of war, the analyst notes, and continues:
    The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean war-thirsty elements cloaked the "Ulji Focus Lens" with the trite veil of "annual" and "defensive." But such childish paradox does not work at all.
    The joint war game staged every year is a highly dangerous play with fire in which the United States and south Korean bellicose forces seek to provoke a nuclear war against the DPRK, make a three-dimensional attack on it from the sky, land and sea and call in service all their human and material resources.
    Still graver is the fact that the latest military drill was geared to the "OPLAN 5027," an adventurous war scenario against the DPRK, and the "Chungmu Plan" simulating a "fast changing situation" in it. The drill glaringly revealed the U.S. criminal hostile scheme of aggression against the DPRK.
    The war gambles of the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean war hawks against the DPRK can never be tolerated as they wreck peace on the Korean Peninsula and arrest the north-south reconciliation and the cause of independent reunification.
    The Korean people will boost the invincible self-defensive deterrent force a thousand-fold, holding ever higher the banner of Songun to cope with the evermore undisguised, reckless military provocations of the aggressive forces at home and abroad.

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