Monday, 27 June 2016

KCNA Commentary Raps European Arms Sale to South Korea

  Pyongyang, June 27 (KCNA) -- The Britain-Italy munitions joint venture company Agusta Westland delivered the first batch of ordered gunships Wild Cat of AW-159 type to south Korea recently.
    Air Bus Group, the biggest aerospace industry in Europe, signed a contract on the sale of in-flight tanker A330 MRTT and gunships with south Korea last year.
    MBDA Co. Ltd of Germany signed a contract on the sale of Taurus KEPD 350 cruise missiles with south Korea in 2013 and is mulling its delivery this year.
    The UK has sold a huge amount of military equipment and their parts to south Korea after the 1990s. They include helicopters for maritime operations, air-to-ship guided missiles, KDX combat system, naval combat equipment, sonar, fixed flight navigation system, underwater rescue ship and fighter ejection seat.
    Even at this moment many European munitions companies are sitting at the negotiation tables with those concerned of south Korea for sale of bunker busters, drones, 230 mm multiple rocket systems and other war hardware to it in compliance with the south Korean authorities' request for the sale for the purpose of rounding off the system for preemptive attack on the DPRK.
    This goes to prove that European countries are busy raking up profits, regarding south Korea as a promising arms market in utter disregard of the acute situation on the Korean peninsula.
    The situation on the peninsula is so tense that a thermonuclear war may break out any moment due to the U.S. and the south Korean puppet authorities' reckless muscle flexing.
    If Europe is concerned even a bit about the security on the peninsula directly linked with global peace, it had better take a proper attitude of making beneficial efforts for the settlement of problems.
    Europe, apt to talk about peace and detente on the peninsula, makes no scruple of selling all type war hardware to the south Korean puppet warmongers hell-bent on the confrontation with the compatriots in the north in pursuit of its own profit.
    This is a blatant challenge to humankind's desire for peace and security and a behavior of seeking self-interest from other's misfortune.
    This brought into light Europe's hypocritical nature of its trumpeting about peace.
    Europe's loudmouthed peace is nothing but a black-hearted propaganda to pursue "its peace and prosperity" while harassing and infringing upon the security and interests of other countries and region.
    This is little different from the U.S. vicious acts of disturbing peace and security.
    Europe had better give up hypocrisy and behave itself if it truly stands for peace. -0-

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