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Projected S. Korea-US Joint Saber-rattling Assailed

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

Pyongyang, July 20 (KCNA) -- The puppet Ministry of National Defense of south Korea on July 15 announced that south Korea-U.S. joint military exercises would be staged in the East and West Seas of Korea within this month and its specific action plan would be decided upon at "the talks between the U.S. and south Korean diplomatic and defense chiefs" slated to take place in Seoul on July 21.

Minju Joson Tuesday observes in a signed commentary in this regard:

The joint military exercises to be staged by the group of traitors together with its U.S. master despite strong public protest and denunciation at home and abroad are a very dangerous saber-rattling aimed at further straining the already deadlocked inter-Korean relations and igniting a nuclear war against the DPRK, while watching for a chance.

What should not be overlooked is that the operational theatres of the military exercises will be areas along the Military Demarcation Line including the waters of the West Sea where fierce armed skirmishes took place between the north and the south several times. This foretells the exercises may trigger off an all-out war.

The puppet warmongers describe the projected joint military exercises as "counteractions against the provocation of the north", "demonstration of the muscle to deter the north" and "demonstration of armed forces against the north" in a bid to hide their danger. This is, however, nothing but rhetoric to mislead public opinion at home and abroad.

The Lee Myung Bak group is leaving no means untried to save its policy of confrontation with fellow countrymen from a total fiasco and stifle the DPRK through the above-said saber-rattling, but this will get it nowhere.

The warmongers would be well advised to behave themselves, bearing deep in mind the consequences to be entailed by the above-said war moves, urges the commentary.


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