Pyongyang, July 3 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet regime took a measure for independent "financial sanctions against the north" on June 26.
It is claiming that the measure is aimed at "deterring the north from earning foreign currency and introducing military hardware" and, furthermore, this constitutes a step for "putting stronger pressure for bringing about its changes".
This is ridiculous enough to make a cow laugh.
The DPRK has remained undeterred for the past several decades even in face of the harshest and most outrageous moves of the U.S. to isolate and stifle it.
Even the boss of the imperialists dared not provoke the DPRK. It is, therefore, the height of folly for the puppet forces to try to lead the DPRK to "changes" by showing off a paltry amount of money though they barely prolong their remaining days with the U.S. backing.
They must know with nothing they can "lead the north to changes" as they stand politically and militarily weak as compared with the north.
Yet, they are more desperately resorting to unrealizable scenario.
What is most urgent for the puppet forces is to tide over the daily deepening ruling crisis.
This crisis is caused by the MERS case sweeping across south Korea, the puppet regime's unpopular rule, its moves to revive the "yusin" dictatorship¸ confrontation and conflict festering between the ruling and opposition political forces and the mounting resentment of the people.
Much upset by this, it is employing a trite method. It is running the whole gamut of intrigues to divert elsewhere the angry public mindset by pushing the inter-Korean relations to the worst phase and increasing the danger of war in a bid to weather its ruling crisis and get rid of the pretty fix.
The independent "financial sanctions against the north" are part of those artifices.
The puppet forces are, however, miscalculating.
The "financial sanctions" are a manifestation of the most offensive confrontation policy in the absence of direct armed attack, as recognized even by south Korean media.
The service personnel and people of the DPRK are highly alerted to deal deadly retaliatory blows at the puppet regime driving the inter-Korean relations into a collapse and gravely threatening peace and stability on the Korean peninsula after raising a hue and cry over "sanctions" and "pressure" in league with the U.S. imperialists.
The puppet forces should bear in mind that such foolish row as "financial sanctions" would make it more difficult for them to prolong their remaining days, much less staying in power.
The reckless moves to escalate the confrontation would only precipitate their self-destruction. -0-