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S. Korean Military Slammed for Their Arms Buildup

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

Date: 07/02/2019

Pyongyang, February 7 (KCNA) -- Shortly ago, the south Korean military made public "2019-2023 mid-term defense program" under the pretext of "coping with military threat and security change".

The south Korean military is planning to increase military spending more than before and develop, introduce and upgrade large-scale war hardware such as reconnaissance satellite and airborne early warning and control aircraft. It said that it would purchase stealth fighters from abroad within this year, adding it would import more foreign-produced war equipment including high altitude reconnaissance drone and ship-to-air missile in the future.

Minju Joson Thursday comments that this is a challenge to the aspiration and wishes of all the Koreans who want a durable and stable peace on the Korean Peninsula and a naked provocation against the DPRK.

The commentary points out that the south Korean military should assume sincere stance and stand to thoroughly implement the north-south declarations if they earnestly want national reconciliation, unity, peace and prosperity. It goes on:

Explicitly speaking again, war and peace, confrontation and dialogue can never go together. It is the DPRK's firm stand that joint military exercises with outsiders and introduction of war hardware from abroad, a root cause of tension on the Korean Peninsula, should be completely stopped as the north and south of Korea have already agreed to follow the road of peace and prosperity.

The south Korean military had better behave itself after thinking twice about the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by their arms buildup going against the trend of the times. -0-

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