Pyongyang, March 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army issued the following statement on Sunday:
The U.S. imperialists and south Korean puppet forces kicked off
adventurous Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises on March
2 despite strong protest and denunciation at home and abroad.
The three services of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces have
already been deployed in south Korea and its vicinity for these war
maneuvers and huge forces of the south Korean puppet army, war servants
of their master U.S., are fully ready for them.
Involved there are the U.S. satellite forces including the UK, France, Australia and Canada.
Key Resolve and Foal Eagle which will last till April 24 are
dangerous nuclear war drills for invading the DPRK as they are aimed at
swiftly hurling and forward-deploying the U.S. imperialist aggressor
forces in contingency on the Korean peninsula, mounting a surprise
preemptive attack on it by "combined forces", "liquidating" DPRK's
headquarters and "occupying Pyongyang".
The gravity of the situation lies in that these war exercises
started in the wake of the recent undisguised declaration made by Obama,
the chieftain of war of the U.S. imperialists, that it is the policy
target of the USA to stamp out the ideology chosen by the DPRK and
"bring down" its social system.
In a word, Key Resolve and Foal Eagle are an undisguised
encroachment upon the sovereignty and dignity of the DPRK and an
unpardonable war hysteria of dishonest hostile forces.
In the final analysis, the above-said saber-rattling clearly proves
that the claim of the U.S. imperialists and their followers that the war
maneuvers are of "defensive nature" is crafty sophism to conceal their
reckless preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK and their rhetoric about
"annual drills" is nothing but a smokescreen to cover up their surprise
invasion of the north.
The situation on the Korean peninsula is again inching close to the brink of a war.
In view of the prevailing situation the General Staff of the Korean
People's Army clarifies the following principled stand internally and
Now that the dangerous war drills of the U.S. imperialists and their
followers have been kicked off, our revolutionary armed forces will
never remain a passive onlooker to this grave situation.
The DPRK had already declared before the world that as the Obama
group is becoming all the more desperate in its smear campaign against
the DPRK, the group is ratcheting up its harsh sanctions and pressure on
the DPRK and its war drills against the DPRK are gaining in scope and
strength, pursuant to its outrageous hostile policy towards the DPRK,
the DPRK will take toughest measures to cope with them.
Key Resolve and Foal Eagle go to prove that the U.S. extreme hostile
policy towards the DPRK is being implemented through dangerous
The Korean People's Army will never overlook the saber-rattling as
its aggressive and offensive nature has been brought to light.
Our revolutionary armed forces never make an empty talk.
The U.S. imperialists and their allies should bear in mind that all
the ground, sea, underwater, air and cyber striking means of our
revolutionary armed forces always aim at their designated targets and
are fully ready to strike them.
They should clearly know that our revolutionary armed forces will
never allow their slightest intrusion into the DPRK's territory,
territorial air and waters.
The DPRK had already declared internally and externally its firm
determination that it would bring earlier the final ruin of the U.S.
imperialists and their allies by conventional war of Korean style if
they unleash a conventional war against it, through powerful nuclear
strikes of Korean style if they ignite a nuclear war against it and by
preeminent cyber war of Korean style if they attempt to "bring down" our
country by cyber war.
Our powerful revolutionary Paektusan army has bolstered up its
weaponry to take revenge upon them for the last several decades to put
its pledge into practice.
Those drills are the most undisguised infringement upon the DPRK's
sovereignty and dignity and a grave military provocation to it for which
they can never excuse.
It is the consistent stand of our revolutionary armed forces that in
case even a single shell drops on any place over which the sovereignty
of the DPRK is exercised, it will promptly take counteractions.
3. The U.S. imperialists and their allies should clearly know that
their outrageous and vicious aggressive actions being staged under the
signboard of peace will never work on the DPRK in this bright world.
It is the U.S. that claims Key Resolve and Foal Eagle are aimed to
"conquer" the capital city of the sovereign state and "liquidate" its
headquarters but insists that they are "defensive and "annual" ones. It
is a robber-like logic.
The U.S. scenario is to make a unipolar world dominated by the USA
and where U.S.-style democracy and market economy hold sway.
The evermore undisguised military moves of the U.S. imperialists on
the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity such as Key Resolve and Foal
Eagle are not targeted on the DPRK only.
It is the real intention of the U.S. expanded hostile policy toward
the DPRK to lay a vast siege to the continent and let Far East and the
Asian continent allow the U.S. high-handed and arbitrary practices.
The U.S. is seriously mistaken if it thinks such moves will work on the Korean peninsula and the rest of this bright world.
The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK will further bolster up
weapons to annihilate the enemies, as the U.S. imperialists become
evermore ferocious in their aggressive nature, the south Korean puppet
forces escalate confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north to
prolong their remaining days and dishonest hostile forces blindly
The only means to cope with the aggression and war by the U.S.
imperialists and their followers is neither dialogue nor peace. They
should be dealt with only by merciless strikes.
The DPRK's revolutionary armed forces will watch with a high degree
of combat alertness the dangerous saber-rattling of the U.S imperialists
and their followers.
The U.S. imperialist aggressors, the south Korean puppet forces and
their followers will have to bitterly regret the irretrievable
consequences to be entailed by Key Resolve and Foal Eagle. -0-