Pyongyang, February 28 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet authorities, horror-stricken by the DPRK's successful test-fire of strategic ballistic rocket Pukguksong-2, are frantically escalating the anti-DPRK confrontation.
They cry out for dramatically expanding the scale of Key Resolve and
Foal Eagle joint military exercises together with the U.S., terming the
DPRK's test-fire "an intolerable grave provocation" and "threat to the
They seek to put military pressure on the DPRK by introducing within
the first half of this year four Global Hawks which had been planned to
bring gradually till 2019 and having the latest 13 000-tonnage rocket
pursuit craft Howard Lorenzen of the U.S. navy anchored at Pusan Port
though it is on monitoring duty in waters off the Korean peninsula.
While justifying the U.S. deployment of THAAD being censured by the
public at home and abroad, they begged for "cooperation in handling the
nuclear issue of the north" at the Group of 20 Foreign Ministers Meeting
and Munich Security Meeting held in Germany.
It is nothing but the last-ditch efforts of the Park Geun Hye regime
to challenge the DPRK's measures for bolstering up its defence
capability though it is fated to meet its miserable end.
The above-said test-fire of the DPRK was a measure for self-defense
for boosting the military capability and the legitimate exercise of
rights of a sovereign state as it was part of routine drills conducted
in the sky, land and sea.
The DPRK conducted the test-fire inside the waters under its
jurisdiction and in the way of high-angle firing in consideration of the
security of neighboring countries. However, they are terming it a
"provocation" and "threat" not only to south Korea but also to the
region and world peace and security. This is a sheer jargon.
The south Korean puppet group are working with blood-shot eyes to
develop missiles against the DPRK after turning south Korea into the
biggest nuclear outpost in the East by bringing U.S. aggressor forces
there. It is, therefore, the height of absurdity and shamelessness for
them to take issue with the DPRK's legitimate measures for self-defense.
It was an entirely wise and just option for the nation's sovereignty
and vital rights that the DPRK set it as its state line to have access
to nuclear weapons and acquired powerful nuclear deterrent despite all
The Park group can never understand this truth before they go to
their graves as they sold off the interests of the nation to foreign
forces and turned south Korea into a theater of nuclear war rehearsals.
The DPRK's military capabilities for self-defence and preemptive
strike with a nuclear force as their pivot will grow stronger as the
days go unless the U.S. and the south Korean puppet group abandon their
aggressive ambition, persistently staging war drills under the pretext
of annual ones. -0-