Pyongyang, October 25 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Sunday as the south Korean military warmongers committed a serious military provocation against the DPRK in the West Sea of Korea:
On Saturday the south Korean warmongers opened fire into a patrol
boat of the DPRK on its routine patrol duty in the waters of the north
side in the West Sea, claiming that the boat came close to the "northern
limited line" and talking about "warning".
The shelling that was committed in broad daylight was a deliberate
provocation to spark off a military conflict in the tension-charged
waters of the West Sea of Korea and again escalate the tension on the
We can not but take a serious note of the fact that the provocation
was timed to coincide with the frantic anti-DPRK war exercises like
combined naval drill and Hoguk drill which the south Korean warmongers
are staging with a U.S. nuclear carrier involved while crying out for
"resolute punishment" and "conditioned counteraction" with military
brass hats including the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff touring
the forefront areas including Yonphyong Islet.
Now underway at Mt. Kumgang Resort is the reunion of separated
families and relatives amid great concern and interest at home and
abroad thanks to the positive and sincere efforts made by the DPRK.
Seeing them reunite with each other, sharing warm kindred feelings
after so many years of separation, all the fellow countrymen keenly feel
the urgency of national reunification and hope that the atmosphere of
reconciliation will bear a rich fruit.
The recent military provocation of the south Korean military
gangsters was a dangerous act aimed to chill the hard-won atmosphere of
improving the relations and totally derail the process for implementing
the north-south agreement.
The recent case clearly proves who is to blame for harassing peace,
escalating tension on the Korean Peninsula and bedeviling the
There will be only a war disaster, far from the improvement of the
north-south relations, as long as the south Korean military warmongers
go reckless, going against the nation's desire and wish for national
No matter how dear peace is to us, we will never pardon provokers
going reckless, being seized by confrontation and war, but mercilessly
If the south Korean military warmongers persist in reckless military
provocations, not dropping the bad habit of cooking up a shocking
incident and inciting confrontation, they will spark off an
unpredictable armed conflict and the north-south relations will again
reach the extremes as what they were before the August agreement.
The south Korean authorities will be wholly accountable for it.
The south Korean warmongers had better act with discretion, clearly
understanding it will get nothing through its military provocation
against the fellow countrymen. -0-