Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) -- The director general of the Department of U.S. Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Thursday was interviewed by the chief of AP Pyongyang Bureau on a visit to the DPRK on the recent situation on the Korean peninsula.
Answering the question as to the situation prevailing on the Korean
Peninsula, the director general clarified that it is the DPRK's just
right to take the toughest counteraction against the U.S. as it went
beyond the "red line" in the standoff with the DPRK and declared a war
against the DPRK by daring hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of
The U.S. recent moves such as ceaseless introduction of strategic
assets to the vicinity of the Korean peninsula and decision to deploy
THAAD in south Korea hint that it will stage unprecedented maneuvers
during the joint military drill to be held in August, he said,
clarifying that if an undesirable event occurs on the peninsula during
the joint military drill, the U.S. would be held wholly responsible for
it and that the DPRK is fully ready for any physical steps.
He stressed that the DPRK will continue to take the tough
counteraction against the U.S. unless it rolls back its hostile policy
towards the DPRK aiming at "bringing down its social system."