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KPA's Rocket Launch Is Part of Regular Military Exercises: KCNA Commentary

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

Pyongyang, May 23 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces have portrayed the recent rocket launch by the Korean People's Army (KPA) as a 'provocation'.

They are calling for 'tightened posture for counteraction' and 'immediate punishment', while describing the launch as an 'intentional provocation by the military to maintain tension till the war victory day'.

This is an unpardonable provocative act to deter the DPRK from exercising its right to self-defence for peace and stability of the country.

The rocket launch is part of a regular military exercise of the KPA aimed at increasing the defence capabilities in every possible way.

However, the U.S. and the south Korean warmongers have described the military exercises, common occurrences in any country, as a factor straining the tension in the Korean Peninsula and the region. This is the height of impudence.

It is the exercise of the legitimate right of a sovereign state that the KPA stages military exercises to build a powerful deterrence to cope with the nuclear war exercises that have been staged with increased intensity by the U.S. and south Korea.

The tension is still running high on the Korean Peninsula.

Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises waged by the U.S. and south Korea were barely ended before they kicked off provocative war exercises such as a combined naval drill and a combined anti-submarine drill.

They are launching missiles on a daily basis and openly posing nuclear threats to the DPRK with nuclear carrier flotilla. Still, they are calling them 'regular exercises for defense.'

A war has been deterred on the Korean Peninsula where war situation has constantly prevailed due to the U.S. and south Korea. It is entirely thanks to the powerful deterrence of the DPRK that has put a brake on it.

The DPRK has confronted the U.S. and its followers' reckless aggression moves with powerful countermeasures.

The army of the DPRK has diverse war methods and tactics for countering any sudden provocations and wars by the enemies. It also has all kinds of offensive and defensive means including nuclear deterrence for self-defence. Through the development and bolstering of powerful nuclear deterrence it is making a breach in the U.S. 'nuclear umbrella' and decisively thwarting the attempt at a war on the DPRK.

The military of the DPRK conducts exercises on a regular basis and always maintains combat posture to defend lasting peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the region, not to secure a sort of 'fundamental change'.



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