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CPRK Spokesman Slams S. Korean Group for Vociferating about Kaesong Industrial Zone

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

Pyongyang, April 4 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) gave an answer to a question put by KCNA Thursday in connection with the fact that the puppet group of south Korea is resorting to a provocative racket over the issue of the Kaesong Industrial Zone. He said:

The south Korean puppet group is now openly talking about "regrettable thing" and "promotion of normalization" over the measure taken by the DPRK's army of banning the entry into and exit out of the Kaesong Industrial Zone by the south Korean personnel. It is even making such invectives as the "emergence of massive confinement" and "measure for rescuing hostages", aggravating the situation.

Puppet Minister of Defense of south Korea Kim Kwan Jin, die-hard warmonger, and other military gangsters seek to ignite a war at any cost, talking about "military operation for rescuing hostages".

Kim Kwan Jin's outburst revealed the intention of the puppet regime to cripple the Kaesong Industrial Zone, product of the June 15 era.

The group had a room chief of the puppet National Defense Institute make appearance on TV and let loose coarse invectives slandering the social system and the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK despite its stern warning.

This is an unpardonable heinous provocation against the DPRK.

The Kaesong Industrial Zone has been maintained despite the present north-south relations that are put in the state of a war. This was attributable to the DPRK's magnanimity by which it took into consideration south Korean small businesses and people who subsist on the Zone.

The south Korean puppet group, in denial of this stark fact, even plans "military operation for rescuing hostages", not content with insulting the dignity of the DPRK. This clearly proves that the group is trying to use the Kaesong Industrial Zone as a fuse for provoking a war of aggression against the DPRK.

It is none other than the group which holds south Korean personnel in the Zone as hostages for a war of aggression against the DPRK.

With no rhetoric can the group evade the responsibility for having created such a grim situation as today.

The group should know that there is limit to the magnanimity of the DPRK.

It had better control its mouth, mindful that the Zone is less than 40 km from Seoul.

It has not yet come to its senses and is still asserting that the DPRK's measure of prohibition will not last long. But this is foolish ambition.

As the puppet forces are abusing the Zone as leverage for escalating confrontation with fellow countrymen, the shutdown of the Zone has become imminent.

If the south Korean puppet group and conservative media keep vociferating about the Zone, we will take a resolute measure of withdrawing all our personnel from the Zone.

The group should clearly understand that the fate of the Kaesong Industrial Zone is on the verge of bankruptcy.

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