Sunday, 26 June 2016

Immediate Halt to Reckless Military Provocations Demanded

 Pyongyang, June 27 (KCNA) -- The military provocations being perpetrated by the south Korean puppet military warmongers in the Han River estuary and hotspot waters of the West Sea at the instigation of the U.S. imperialists are touching off strong protest and condemnation by the public at home and abroad.
    Much upset by this, the U.S. imperialists and the puppet military warmongers are going so foolish as to justify their military provocations in the waters and evade the responsibility for the tense situation.
    When the north side's statement was released to slam their reckless military provocations, the puppet Ministry of Defense claimed that "north's assertion about the military provocations was far-fetched" and even spouted sheer sophism that its "operation" was a "just activity going through the legal procedure of the Armistice Agreement (AA)" to check illegal fishing of Chinese boats.
    This is the height of impudence and shamelessness.
    The AA much touted by the puppet forces was reduced to a dead document long ago as it lost its validity.
    The U.S. imperialists have scrapped all the provisions of the AA by escalating military tension on the Korean peninsula for the past more than six decades.
    They opened to public their scenario for mounting a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK and have introduced various type nuclear war hardware into south Korea, rendering the situation to extremely tense. These acts are the most wanton violation and abrogation of all provisions of the AA.
    The puppet forces are shameless enough to say this or that about the AA as they are not the party to the AA.
    They must be aware of elementary things before reeling off a litany of sophism though they are experts at telling lies and making hypocritical talk.
    It is stipulated in Paragraph G of the AA "Regulations and the related provision on navigation of civilian ships at the estuary of the River Han" that no military ship and no civilian ship with military personnel and weapons and ammunition aboard and no ship of neutral countries are allowed to enter the River Han estuary without a special permission.
    They should properly know the meaning of "permission" even though the Military Armistice Commission was rendered defunct in history long back.
    Though their master the U.S. unilaterally notified the DPRK of the above-said "operation" in a bid to prod the puppet forces into military provocations, not a single warship and not a single military person is allowed to enter the estuary of the River Han without an official permission from the Korean People's Army (KPA).
    The south Korean puppet group should know this though it is so keen on provocation and confrontation and so ignorant of things that it is insisting on such far-fetched assertions.
    The military provocations of the U.S. imperialists and the puppet forces in the River Han estuary and the hotspot waters of the West Sea can never be pardoned as they are deliberate hostile acts to create a pretext for an armed clash between the north and the south at any cost.
    They should stop their reckless military provocations at once, bearing in mind that they may spark off an inescapable retaliatory action from the KPA like the Yonphyong Island shelling incident. -0-

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