Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released a statement on Wednesday as regards the fact that the U.S. is driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to an ever more extreme phase through profound confusion of right and wrong.
The statement recalled the fact that a spokesman for the U.S. State Department on Monday malignantly pulled up the DPRK over the warning served by a spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army with regard to the "special operation" staged by the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces, terming it "provocative act" and "inflammatory remarks."
The warning is an entirely just measure for self-defence against the heinous provocateurs given the prevailing situation that has reached a phase which can never be overlooked, the statement said, and went on:
After kicking off joint military drills involving hundreds of thousands of troops and nuclear strategic assets, the U.S. is staging a "special operation" drill, the keynote of which are a "beheading operation" for "eliminating the headquarters" of a sovereign state and a "preemptive strike" operation designed to destroy its nuclear and rocket bases. Clear is its ulterior design.
The U.S. has worked hard to justify the war rehearsals, talking about their transparency, but it is no more than a paradox.
Its trumpeting about transparency is just outbursts of a gangster to commit robbery in broad daylight.
As the strategic depth of the DPRK is not big, the only way to defend itself from the sudden preemptive attack from the U.S. modern strategic assets and special warfare units is just to mount a resolute preemptive attack.
In case a war breaks out on the Korean peninsula, the U.S. will be held wholly accountable for it, no matter who will launch a preemptive attack, as it is causing trouble by bringing lots of nuclear strategic assets and special warfare means, not content with persisting in its hostile policy toward the DPRK. -0-