Pyongyang, March 6 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Sunday issued a statement denouncing the U.S. and south Korean puppet forces for mulling kicking off the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 16 joint military exercises on March 7.
The U.S. is working hard to turn the Korean Peninsula into the
theater of a war, not content with slapping its unreasonable "sanctions"
against the DPRK over its self-defensive H-bomb test and satellite
launch for peaceful purposes, the statement said, and went on:
What should not be overlooked is the fact that the U.S. is openly
crying out for examining the feasibility of the "beheading operation"
and "high-density strike" through the joint military drills which would
involve huge forces enough to fight a war.
This clearly indicates that the projected joint military drills are
dangerous war rehearsals which fully reveal their aggressive nature
after discarding such cloak as "annual" and "defensive" that has been
employed by the U.S. in a trite method.
The DPRK can never remain a passive onlooker to the U.S. desperate
moves to ignite a war of aggression by increasing the danger to extremes
in the Korean Peninsula.
In case a war breaks out on this land, it will neither be limited to the peninsula nor will it be a conventional war.
No one can vouch that the do-or-die confrontation between the DPRK
and the U.S. will not spill over to a global thermonuclear war.
The DPRK will completely turn its mode of military counteraction
against the enemy into that of preemptive attack as the situation
reached an uncontrollable grave phase.
A decisive preemptive attack is the only way for the DPRK to beat
back the sudden surprise attack of the U.S. ultra-modern military
hardware and special units and protect itself as its strategic depth is
It is quite natural exercise of the right to self-defense for the
DPRK to mount a preemptive attack as its counteraction as the U.S. poses
an extreme nuclear threat to it after introducing nuclear weapons into
south Korea and designating it as part of an "axis of evil" and target
of preemptive nuclear strike since long before it had access to nuclear
If a war breaks out in the peninsula, the U.S. will be held
accountable for igniting the war by mobilizing strategic means and war
hardware, regardless of who mounted a preemptive attack. -0