North-targeted war maneuvers should not be repeated

STATEMENT
By CPRK Spokesperson

The U.S. and south Korean authorities staged the provocative Ulji Freedom Guardian war maneuvers against the north for more than ten days since August 18, driving the situation on the Korean peninsula and the inter-Korean relations into the worst phase.

UFG was the most dangerous nuclear war maneuvers for invading the north, to which the "tailored deterrence strategy" aimed to make a preemptive nuclear strike at the DPRK was applied for the first time.

The south Korean authorities talked about dialogue but, in actuality, more frantically staged nuclear war maneuvers against the DPRK, revealing themselves the fact that "dialogue", "confidence" and the like touted by them are nothing but a smokescreen to divert elsewhere the public attention and conceal their belligerent nature.

They talked about dialogue while staging the frantic war maneuvers against the DPRK in league with the U.S. imperialists. This was an unbearable mockery of the other party and unpardonable hypocrisy towards public opinions at home and abroad.

The reality goes to clearly prove that the military exercises staged by the puppet forces together with the U.S. are the basic factor of disturbing the peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and blocking any process for improving the north-south relations and north-south dialogue.

The vicious cycle in which the north-south relations are driven into a catastrophe due to the war maneuvers kicked off by the puppet warmongers every year together with the U.S. should not be repeated any longer.

The south Korean authorities should properly clarify their stance of whether they stand for dialogue or confrontation, peace or war.

(KCNA - August 29, 2013)