Peace and war exercise can never go together

KCNA COMMENTARY

The south Korean authorities remain persistent in joint military exercises against the north despite the opposition and denunciation at home and abroad.

In June, the south Korean military warmongers conducted in secrecy a joint infiltration training targeting the DPRK in collusion with U.S. troops in south Korea.

The training was carried out at the U.S. military base in Uijongbu City, Kyonggi Province to get familiar with such provocative military actions as "infiltration and search into underground facilities in the north" and "removal of WMD key components".

On the other hand, the south Korean navy together with warships of the U.S. Seventh Fleet conducted a joint submarine drill codenamed Silent Shark under the simulated conditions of searching, tracking and destroying the "enemy" submarine in the waters off Guam some days ago.

These are dangerous hostile military moves against the trend of peace created on the Korean peninsula.

It is a prerequisite for improving the inter-Korean relations and ensuring peace on the Korean peninsula to call an overall and permanent halt to anti-north war drills, the root cause of confrontation and war.

However, the present south Korean "government" orchestrated a "handshake of peace" in public, and behind the scene, holds joint military exercises against the fellow countrymen in collusion with outsiders.

It persists in kicking up joint military exercises, which the north and the south already promised to stop, by changing their codenames. Such double-dealing deeds go to clearly prove that the confrontational maniacs remain unchanged in their black-hearted intention to stifle the DPRK by force.

In the past, precious opportunities for peace, prosperity and improvement of the inter-Korean relations on the Korean peninsula faded away due to the vicious moves of the traitors against reunification who threatened their dialogue partner.

What matters is that the present south Korean authorities reproduce the past tragedy never to be repeated.

Peace and war drill, improvement of the bilateral relations and hostile military moves can never go together.

The south Korean authorities should ponder over the consequences to be entailed by their frequent war drills at a crucial time when the future of the north-south relations is threatened.

The south Korean authorities had better stop their reckless suicidal acts and come back to the proper stand at an early date.

(KCNA - July 31, 2019)