Pyongyang, August 22 (KCNA) -- The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces started the largest-ever joint military drill Ulji Freedom Guardian on August 22.
The drill which will last till early in September is aimed to
acquire the capability for making a surprise preemptive nuclear attack
on the DPRK by "combined forces" in contingency on the Korean peninsula
and carry out multi-phased scenario for invading the DPRK.
A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA)
in a statement Monday said that the saber-rattling is a clear
manifestation of a vicious plot to deprive the service personnel and
people of the DPRK of their cradle by force of arms and inflict a
miserable fate of colonial slavery upon them.
The situation on the Korean peninsula is so tense that a nuclear war
may break out any moment, the statement noted, and went on:
In view of the prevailing grave situation the KPA General Staff
solemnly declares upon authorization the following principled stand of
the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK to cope with the U.S.
imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces' reckless moves for a
nuclear war against it that have gone beyond the danger line:
They should properly know that from this moment the first-strike
combined units of the KPA keep themselves fully ready to mount a
preemptive retaliatory strike at all enemy attack groups involved in
Ulji Freedom Guardian.
The nuclear warmongers should bear in mind that if they show the
slightest sign of aggression on the inviolable land, seas and air where
the sovereignty of the DPRK is exercised, it would turn the stronghold
of provocation into a heap of ashes through Korean-style preemptive
The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK will hold their bayonets
more tightly to annihilate the enemies in the future, too, in order to
put a definite end to the nuclear war moves of the U.S. imperialists and
the south Korean puppet forces.
It is the resolute determination and will of the Paektusan
revolutionary armed forces to terminate the ever more reckless moves of
the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces for a nuclear
war not temporarily but indefinitely.
We once again declare that the revolutionary armed forces of the
DPRK with remarkably increased capability for mounting a preemptive
nuclear attack of Korean style are waiting for a historic chance to blow
up all strongholds of aggression and war and liberate the southern half
The nuclear warmongers should not forget the iron will of the KPA even a moment. -0-