KPA to deploy regiments in Mt Kumgang and Kaesong

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Our army will provide sure military guarantee for all external and internal measures of Party and government

By KPA General Staff Spokesperson

A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) said as follows on Wednesday:

Our army will provide a sure military guarantee for all external and internal measures to be taken by Party and the government.

The KPA General Staff issued an open report on the direction of military action plans of the next phase on Tuesday.

The KPA General Staff clarifies the following clearer stand in line with the detailed military action plans under examination as of June 17:

Units of the regiment level and necessary firepower sub-units with defence mission will be deployed in the Mt Kumgang tourist area and the Kaesong Industrial Zone where the sovereignty of our Republic is exercised.

Civil police posts that had been withdrawn from the Demilitarized Zone under the north-south agreement in the military field will be set up again to strengthen the guard over the front line.

The artillery units deployed on the whole front line including the southwest naval front will reinforce those on combat duty, upgrade the level of the front guard duty to top class combat duty system throughout the front line and will resume all kinds of regular military exercises in the areas close to the boundary.

Areas (districts) favorable for scattering leaflets against the south will open on the whole front line and our people's drive for scattering leaflets will be guaranteed militarily and thorough-going security measures will be taken.

The KPA General Staff will work out these military action plans against enemy in more detail and present them to the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea for ratification at an earliest date.

(June 17, 2020)
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