Pyongyang, October 29 (KCNA) -- The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea Saturday released its information bulletin No. 985 to condemn the south Korean warmongers for launching provocative anti-DPRK war exercises Hoguk across south Korea on October 27.
Involved in the exercises to last till Nov. 4 are more than 140 000 troops of the three services and the marine corps of the south Korean puppet forces and U.S. forces and various military equipment, including warships, fighters and helicopters, it said, and went on:
The frantic war exercises are being conducted on the ground and in the air and sea.
In particular, the south Korean puppet army is staging large-scale rehearsal in Paekryong Island on the West Sea of Korea, an area standing in acute military confrontation with the DPRK, while seeking to have joint landing exercises with the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in Phohang, North Kyongsang Province.
The exercises are a blatant challenge to the public opinion at home and abroad desirous of peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and an unpardonable military provocation to the DPRK.
The south Korean puppet military asserts that the current exercises are to cope with the "local provocation" by someone. But it is nothing but sophism to cover up their belligerence and deceive the people at home and abroad critical of them.
The Hoguk exercises are a very dangerous preliminary war for invasion of the DPRK as they may go over to an actual war anytime in view of scale and content of armed forces involved and their intensity.
The reality clearly shows that the U.S. and the south Korean authorities talk about "dialogue" but, in actuality, are watching for a chance to ignite a war by aggravating the situation on the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity.
No one can guess when the puppet warmongers' reckless war exercises and military provocation would spill into what crisis.
As there is the saying "Curses come home to roost", their frantic moves for confrontation and war against the DPRK will only hasten their own destruction.
The south Korean authorities should stop at once the reckless military actions, clearly mindful of catastrophic consequences to be entailed by their scheme to provoke a war. -0-