Pyongyang, May 24 (KCNA) -- The south Korean military authorities are busy with dangerous saber-rattling at a time when the desire for national reunification is growing stronger thanks to the independent line of national reunification laid down at the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea,
The U.S. and south Korean warmongers have been busy with joint naval
maneuvers around five islands in the West Sea such as Paekryong Island
and Yonphyong Island since May 19 with Aegis destroyers belonging to the
U.S. Pacific Fleet and destroyer and anti-submarine helicopter of the
south Korean Navy, etc. involved. And the forces of the 1st Corps of the
south Korean army are mulling staging combat hardware mobile and
obstacle laying drills in Koyang, Phaju and other areas in Kyonggi
Province, forefront areas, from May 23 to 27.
They announced that they would stage together with U.S. and Japanese
forces a combined drill for intercepting ballistic missiles in Hawaii
next month allegedly to cope with the threat from the DPRK's missiles.
These are dangerous saber-rattling aimed at chilling the climate of
national reconciliation and reunification created by the line and
policies for national reunification advanced by the DPRK and harassing
peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
The saber-rattling in south Korea is the main factor of stoking
mistrust and conflict between the north and the south and disturbing
peace on the peninsula from a historical point of view.
The history of the north-south relations proves that whenever anti-
DPRK madcap military drills were staged in south Korea, the
confrontation between the compatriots in the north and the south was
escalated and the situation on the peninsula inched close to the
outbreak of a nuclear war.
Last year alone, war exercises staged by the south Korean
authorities with foreign forces under various codenames such as Key
Resolve, Foal Eagle, Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military drills and
Ssangyong Landing Operation pushed the north-south relations to the
lowest ebb and repeatedly created such tense situation where a war might
break out any moment.
A series of hard-won opportunities of dialogue and the improvement
of relations between the north and the south last year were scuppered by
the ceaseless saber-rattling staged by the south Korean warmongers with
Facts go to clearly prove that no matter what good line and policies
reflecting the desire of the nation are laid down, there is nothing to
change and it is impossible to put an end to the vicious cycle of
escalating tension as long as war drills against the DPRK continue in
All Koreans now ardently wish to see a fresh climate for peaceful
reunification of the country after the DPRK set forth the reasonable
line of national reunification.
Stop to the war drills against the north is the most realistic and
important matter to be certainly settled to ensure peace on the Korean
peninsula and mend the north-south relations.
In order to defuse the tension on the peninsula, ensure durable
peace and improve the bedeviled inter-Korean relations, the south Korean
authorities should stop their military provocations aimed at invading
the north, to begin with.
They would be well advised to stop their foolish act of pushing the
situation on the peninsula to the brink of a war, swimming against the
trend of the times and opt for promoting national reconciliation and
unity as early as possible. -0-