Pyongyang, August 26 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released the following statement on Friday:
The news of a SLBM test-fire successfully conducted at a higher
level by scientists and technicians in the field of national defence of
the DPRK came to rock the world. Against this backdrop, undesirable
forces are moving to create an atmosphere of putting pressure on the
DPRK over the test-fire.
The U.S. and some other countries following it are accusing the DPRK
of its SLBM test-fire and an "urgent consultation" concerning it was
held at UNSC on Thursday.
The U.S. and its followers, terming the DPRK's test-fire of SLBM
that fully demonstrated the nuclear attack capability of Juche Korea
"violation of resolutions," brought it up to UNSC for discussion. This
is just a hideous provocation reminiscent of the guilty party filing a
The U.S. staged Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 16 joint military drills
only a few months ago, openly talking about "occupying Pyongyang," after
bringing hugest-ever nuclear strategic assets and troops to south
It is now desperately kicking off joint military drills again to
mount a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK despite the unanimous
denunciation and opposition of all Koreans and the world public.
A touch-and-go situation where a nuclear war may break out any
moment is now prevailing on the Korean peninsula due to the war
The U.S. outrageous nuclear intimidation only resulted in the steady increase of the DPRK's nuclear attack capability.
The SLBM test-fire which was successfully conducted without any
adverse impact on the security of neighboring countries was a vivid
manifestation and a striking demonstration of the tremendous power and
inexhaustible strength of Juche Korea firmly consolidated in the face of
the tempest of history and all challenges by the enemy.
The results of the test-fire proved in actuality that the DPRK
joined the front rank of the military powers fully equipped with nuclear
attack capability and the U.S. mainland and the operational theatre in
the Pacific have come within the striking range of the DPRK, no matter
how hard the U.S. tries to deny it.
The service personnel and people of the DPRK would deal merciless
blows at the U.S. with nuclear hammers of justice so that nails of
injustice may not come out again, once an opportunity is given, now that
the DPRK has in place all substantial means capable of standing up
against the U.S. nuclear hegemony.
The U.S. rash acts of taking issue with the DPRK's SLBM test-fire
will only precipitate its self-destruction. The best way of escaping the
deadly strike of the infuriated DPRK is to refrain from hurting its
dignity and security with prudence and self-control.
If the U.S. attempts to threaten the dignity and vital rights of the
DPRK even a bit despite its solemn warning, it will continue to take
one after another epochal action steps it can show as a full-fledged
military power. -0-