Pyongyang, June 16 (KCNA) -- On June 13 the U.S. nuclear submarine Mississippi entered Pusan Port, south Korea, its first appearance in Asia-Pacific.
The sub which was put into commission in 2012 is an up-to-date
attack nuclear submarine of the U.S. Navy with the mission of attack and
special operations, being equipped with lots of torpedo and cruise
missile launching devices.
During the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 16 joint military exercises
which it staged in south Korea for over 50 days since March, the U.S.
mobilized Stennis nuclear carrier, B-52 and B-2 nuclear strategic
bombers, F-22A stealth fighters and other huge strategic nuclear attack
means, creating a touch-and-go situation.
A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK in a statement on Thursday said:
Two U.S. nuclear subs are constantly cruising in waters in
Asia-Pacific around the Korean peninsula and "precision air raid
operation" against the nuclear facilities and nuclear force of the DPRK
is in the process of open preparation in the U.S. The entry of
Mississippi to south Korea against this backdrop is a direct threat to
the security of the DPRK and peace of the region.
The U.S. ceaseless introduction of strategic assets of various kinds
to and around the Korean peninsula is rendering the already unstable
situation all the more uncontrollable.
The best way of averting a war and ensuring peace on the Korean
peninsula, the world's biggest hotspot where there is constant danger of
a nuclear war due to the U.S. ceaseless provocations for a new war, is
to bolster the DPRK's nuclear deterrence for self-defence in every way.
The line of the Workers' Party of Korea on simultaneously pushing
forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force is the
most just line for fundamentally removing the danger of a nuclear war
created by the U.S. and ensuring peace and security in the region and
the rest of the world by dint of the powerful nuclear deterrence.
It is sophism for the U.S. to trumpet about making denuclearization a
priority while persistently resorting to nuclear blackmail and nuclear
war exercises against the DPRK.
The U.S. has to make a policy decision to roll back its
anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK and withdraw its aggression
troops and war means from south Korea, clearly understanding the
strategic position of the DPRK that has ranked itself among the nuclear
powers and facing up to the trend of the times. -0-