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Command of Forces of KPA in Western Sector of Front Issues Open Notice

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

Pyongyang, February 19 (KCNA) -- The Command of Forces of the Korean People's Army in the Western Sector of the Front issued an open notice on Feb. 19 as regards the plan of the south Korean military warmongers to stage a brigandish naval shelling drill in the waters around five islands in the West Sea of Korea on Feb. 20 with the territorial waters of the north side as their target.

The notice says:

Such move of the war-like forces is a premeditated military provocation to defend the illegal "northern limit line" at any cost and drive the overall situation on the Korean Peninsula into the phase of war by straining the situation in those waters to the highest pitch of tension.

As regards the prevailing situation, the Command of Forces of the KPA in the Western Sector of the Front is authorized to issue the following notice:

The territorial waters of the DPRK side in the West Sea of Korea are the waters where its sovereignty is exercised.

Once the group of traitors starts a reckless military provocation in those waters, trespassing on the DPRK's inviolable marine demarcation line, and in case just a single column of water is observed in its territorial waters, the KPA will promptly make merciless retaliatory strikes.

In this regard, all civilians who either live or engage in occupation on five islands in the West Sea and in their vicinity are advised to evacuate in advance to safe areas before nine o'clock on Feb. 20 when the puppet military warmongers will kick off the provocative naval shelling.

The Lee Myung Bak group of traitors should not forget the lesson taught by the Yonphyong Island shelling case that occurred on Nov. 23, 2010.

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