Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Policy Department of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK on July 20 issued a statement condemning the U.S. and its followers for kicking up a campaign over the DPRK's legitimate measures to bolster up its capability for self-defence.
The statement said:
Strategic force units and other units of the ground, naval and air
and anti-air forces of the Korean People's Army have recently conducted a
series of drills with various missions under the conditions of an
actual war to bolster up the capability for self-defence such as the
ones for ultra-precision tactical rocket firing and firing drills of
diverse artillery pieces.
The service personnel and the people of the DPRK are greatly
encouraged by the signal successes made in these drills of KPA units.
The peace- and justice-loving people in the world are expressing
admiration at the shinning successes of the service personnel and the
people of the DPRK.
It is against this backdrop that only the U.S. and its ally the Park
Geun Hye group and some other undesirable forces are behaving
mischievously, revealing their sinister intentions.
The U.S. grumbled as if tactical rockets of the KPA had gone into
actions to strike its mainland, claiming "north Korea is posing an
unusual and special threat to the U.S."
It is terming the routine drills of the KPA a politically-motivated
low-profile provocation and successive military threats to the allies in
The south Korean authorities are echoing the U.S. claim by asserting
the tactical rocket firing and firing drills of artillery pieces by the
KPA are a retaliation against their refusal of the DPRK's special
proposal and its government's statement, a dangerous provocation to
escalate the military tensions and a deliberate threat to them.
They went the lengths of letting the UN Security Council, a
mechanism which has lost its impartiality long ago, kick up much fuss in
a bid to mislead public opinion.
Some weak-willed countries are blindly joining in such odd charade.
Clinging to the malodorous coattails of the U.S., they are going so
reckless as to vie with each other to hug poor-looking Park Geun Hye.
In view of all these ridiculous ruckuses being staged by making
profound confusion of right and wrong, the Policy Department of the NDC
of the DPRK once again serves a strong warning to the U.S. and the south
Korean authorities, their prime movers, reflecting the voices of the
service personnel and the people of the DPRK.
The U.S. and the south Korean authorities should properly know what
words "provocation" and "threat" mean before wagging their tongues.
If the tactical rocket firing of the KPA is a "provocation" to the
U.S. and a threat to regional stability and peace, then what should be
said of the countless number of strategic missiles launched by the U.S.
and the DPRK-targeted war drills frequently staged by it together with
the south Korean military gangsters after bringing its forces to other
The real provocations and threats made to the Korean peninsula are
the whole gamut of political and military moves being pushed forward by
the U.S., pursuant to its hostile policy toward the DPRK and its
belligerent military strategy.
In other words, the reckless intrusions into the waters of the DPRK
side perpetrated by the warmongers of the south Korean military almost
every day at the instigation of the U.S. are typical provocations.
The U.S. and the south Korean authorities should not resort to
brazen-faced brigandish acts reminiscent of a thief brandishing a club.
The U.S., an arch criminal making provocations and threats, is
kicking up high-intensity war drills for aggression every day in the
land, waters and sky of other country. The U.S. and the south Korean
authorities who are hell-bent on confrontation with the compatriots in
the north at the former's beck and call are terming the military drills
for self-defence conducted by the DPRK in its own land, waters and sky a
"provocation" and a "threat." What are suitable words to accuse such
impudent and brigandish behavior?
This is nothing but a shameless act of a burglar rudely behaving in
face of the master of a house trying to protect his house by himself.
Such hooliganism may work somewhere else but can never work in this
land being safeguarded by the service personnel and people of the DPRK.
The more desperately the U.S. and the south Korean authorities
resort to gangster-like hostile acts, the more deadly retaliatory
actions of Korean style they will face. This will be like a bolt from
The DPRK has already done everything it could to mend the
north-south relations and achieve the reunification, peace and
prosperity of the country through its crucial proposal and open letter
in January, special proposal in June and government statement in July.
What remains to be done at present is to make a final choice.
The U.S. and the south Korean authorities should no longer behave
recklessly, daring talk about "provocation" and "threat" from someone.
If they persist in doing so, all the self-defensive deterrent forces
of the DPRK will keep themselves fully ready to punish all undesirable
forces in the world, strikingly demonstrate its invincible might and
strongly counter their moves through its practical retaliatory actions
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