Pyongyang, November 24 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Policy Department of the DPRK National Defence Commission (NDC) issued the following statement Tuesday over one more anti-DPRK confrontation farce staged in south Korea with the lapse of five years after the Yonphyong Island shelling incident as a momentum:
On Nov. 23 the south Korean military authorities staged a reckless
artillery firing drill in the hotspot of the West Sea of Korea.
For fear of the retaliatory spirit and retaliation of our
servicepersons in the southwestern sector of the front, they retracted
their plan for live shell firing toward waters of the DPRK side but
staged a firing drill in the waters around the five islands in the West
Sea, the most acute area. This was the most vicious military provocation
aimed at confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north and a
reckless saber-rattling by those who are oblivious of the defeat they
suffered five years ago.
What was more serious is a "memorial service on the fifth anniversary" held in Seoul, another anti-DPRK confrontation farce.
Attending the service were the authorities including the prime
minister and the defence minister and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff, the chief of staff of the three services and other political
and military bellicose elements of south Korea and even the commander of
the south Korea-U.S. combined forces.
At the "service" they didn't utter a word of apology for the fact
that they provoked the Yonphyong Island shelling incident, but made
absurd remarks aimed to shift the blame for it onto the DPRK.
What enraged us is that they conducted without hesitation such
horrible deeds as tearing the flag of the DPRK and hurting the dignity
of its supreme leadership, a sin to be punished by Heaven.
They even used reptile media to spread sheer lies that their
shelling in the incident left ten-odd soldiers of the KPA dead and tens
The gravity of the situation lies in that the above-said
confrontation farce was staged under the direct wire-pulling of
As soon as the chief executive of Chongwadae came back from her
foreign trip, she incited the fever of confrontation with the DPRK in
her "video message", in which she expressed "condolence" on the dead
provokers of the Yonphyong Island shelling incident and called for
"rapid counteraction to any provocation by the north" and "perfect
After all, the south Korean authorities clearly showed again that
their hostile and confrontation "policy towards the north" still remains
It is as clear as noonday what results such confrontation racket
they staged when various pending issues between the north and the south
are put on the agenda, will bring about.
We will follow the south Korean authorities' attitude. -0-