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CPRK Secretariat Blasts Foal Eagle Joint Military Exercises

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

Pyongyang, April 24 (KCNA) -- The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) released information bulletin No. 1033 Wednesday blasting the U.S.-south Korea Foal Eagle joint military drills that have reached their height.

The U.S. and south Korean warmongers have staged a joint landing drill codenamed Ssangyong exercise, a joint drill for unloading goods from ships and munitions support and an emergency runway takeoff and landing drill. They even opened to media those exercises, fanning up the atmosphere for a war against the DPRK.

The joint landing drill now under way in Phohang, North Kyongsang Province activated marines belonging to the U.S. 3rd marines division based in Okinawa, the U.S. 76th task force, the marine corps of the puppet army and combat troops of Australia which took part in the last Korean war and lots more other aggression troops as well as ultra-modern attack hardware such as rapid vertical take-off and landing helicopter.

The emergency runway take-off and landing drill due in Yongju, North Kyongsang Province on April 25 with the involvement of F-15K, KF-16 and other warplanes is said to be the first in 22 years since it was last staged in 1991.

In another development, the U.S. declared its sending of nuclear-powered carrier Nimitz to the Western Pacific on April 22, saying that it will replace carrier John C Stennis to carry out the duties of deterring 'provocative acts' such as the north's missile launch and of guarding and monitoring while keeping in touch with Aegis warships deployed in the Western Pacific and nuclear submarines in waters off Guam.

It was only recently that the U.S. and puppet south Korean group claimed 'dwindling the scope of military exercises', 'adjusting the level' and 'dialogue'. Now they are opening to public the north-targeted war drills, a clear proof that they remain unchanged in their hostile policy toward the DPRK and aggression nature and they have become all the more dangerous, instead.

The U.S. and the puppet warmongers' desperate racket for a nuclear war against the DPRK is a serious military provocation to start a war on the Korean Peninsula at any cost. It is also a wanton violation of the DPRK's dignity and sovereignty.

Through the madcap war exercises the U.S. and the south Korean group seek to make the show of 'armed forces', browbeat the DPRK and step up pressure on it but such an act will only reveal their nature as a provoker and aggressor.

They have staged exercises for nuclear attack on the DPRK with the involvement of three nuclear strategic forces in the U.S. mainland and on Hawaii and Guam. They even brought to south Korea the U.S. marines in Okinawa, pronoun of overseas aggression, and staged huge landing operational exercises together with the south Korean puppet marine corps under the simulated conditions of the DPRK. These can never be called 'defensive exercises'

The U.S. and puppet south Korea's war drills against the DPRK clearly reveal the shameless and deceptive nature of their call for 'dialogue'.

As their deceptive farce of 'dialogue' did not work on the DPRK, the U.S. and puppet south Korea, by way of revenge, made public to media the war exercises in a desperate bid to step up the pressure on the DPRK.

All facts prove that it is none other than the U.S. and the puppet warmongers who are escalating tension on the Korean Peninsula and increasing the danger of a war.

They are seriously mistaken if they think they can get something from their reckless war frenzy.

This will instead touch off greater indignation and anger of the army and people of the DPRK.

The DPRK will resolutely counter the enemies, not remaining an on-looker to their anti-DPRK war moves.

The army and people of the DPRK are maintaining a high alert posture and getting themselves fully ready to make merciless retaliatory blows at the enemies if they make even the slightest provocation.

If even a spark is shot up in the territorial land, air and sea of the DPRK, the base of provocation will turn into a sea of fire and the provokers and aggressors will be wiped out.

The U.S. and the south Korean forces have to make clear their attitude, whether they stand for dialogue or confrontation, peace or war.

They should stop the DPRK-targeted war exercises at once and discontinue all hostile acts and provocations against the DPRK if they do not want self-destruction.

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