Pyongyang, April 29 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Panmunjom mission of the Korean People's Army (KPA) released a statement Friday in connection with the fact that the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces side is getting extremely undisguised in its provocative acts of rattling the nerves of the KPA side in the area of Panmunjom.
The statement said:
GIs hurled fully armed MPs of the south Korean puppet army into
perpetrating such dangerous provocations as aiming at the KPA side at
Oryonggye post on April 20 and 21. Such provocation continued till April
26. Earlier, GIs on patrol duty pointed their fingers at KPA service
personnel on guard duty, making weird remarks on April 7. On April 10
they mocked at the KPA side through disgusting expression and behavior.
Moreover, they are intentionally causing confusion by letting a lot
of military personnel mill around in the area of the meeting room of
Panmunjom under the pretext of "topographic survey" and " confirmation
of duties." They are even kicking up a row, staging an odd farce of
"notification" with a loudspeaker near the Military Demarcation Line.
What should not be overlooked is that such serious provocations are
timed to coincide with the unprecedented all-out offensive to stifle the
DPRK by force such as Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 16 joint war drills.
The area of Panmunjom, where two rival parties are leveling their
guns at each other all the time, is the hottest spot where any slight
accidental provocative act may result in catastrophic consequences
baffling human imagination at a moment.
It is well illustrated by a lot of incidents that occurred in the area in the past.
The U.S. aggressor forces side must be aware of this. It is,
however, resorting to serious provocations against on-duty service
personnel of the other side, prompted by its premeditated and
intentional sinister design.
It will have to pay dearly for its ill-advised attempt to impair the
high prestige of the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK by straining
the already acute situation to the maximum by provoking the KPA side in
the sensitive area of Panmunjom and passing the buck for it to the KPA
The service personnel of the KPA in Panmunjom keep themselves fully
ready to mercilessly punish the provocateurs if their reckless actions
go beyond the tolerance limit.
If any clash occurs under the present situation where there is no
legal and institutional mechanism to prevent physical clash between both
sides, it is bound to cause an unpredictable incident.
The U.S. imperialists and their stooges should not forget even a
moment what miserable end provocateurs met while going reckless in the
area at the risk of death.
There is a limit to the patience of the greatly infuriated service personnel of the KPA.
If they persist in their hooliganism despite its repeated warnings, they will meet dog's death any time and in any place.
The KPA will closely follow the future moves of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces' side from this moment. -0-