Pyongyang, May 30 (KCNA) — “The group of conservatives in south Korea are rushing headlong toward the reckless military confrontation and war against the DPRK while persistently linking the case of the puppet navy’s warship sinking with it. The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) on Sunday released its information bulletin No. 955 in denunciation of such moves.
According to the bulletin, the puppet military gangsters have staged bombardment and depth-bomb dropping exercises in the waters of the West Sea of Korea from May 27 with mobilization of 10 warships of different types, including destroyers and patrol craft, and antisubmarine patrol planes while crying out for “military demonstration” and “military counteraction” under the scenario of confrontation worked out by traitor Lee Myung Bak. And they are illegally infiltrating groups of warships into the territorial waters of the DPRK every day to get on the nerves of the DPRK.
The group of traitors is also planning to stage the largest-scale joint anti-submarine exercises in the waters of the West Sea of Korea by inviting the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces’ warships, including the nuclear aircraft carrier belonging to the 7th Fleet, a cruiser and nuclear submarine. And it is examining a plan to conduct with the U.S. forces arge-scale field mobile exercises, equivalent to the “Team Spirit” joint military exercises which had been suspended since 1994.
Meanwhile, the group is hell-bent on spying on the military objects of the DPRK by mobilizing U-2 and other strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes of various types after raising the anti-DPRK watch posture to the phase on the eve of war. It is also seeking to resume the anti-DPRK smear psychological warfare in the frontline areas through scattering of leaflets and by means of electronic displays and loudspeakers.
The group has planned to zealously join in the U.S.-led aggressive “PSI” and thus stage the extremely provocative “intercepting drill” aimed to put sea blockade against the DPRK and search at random its vessels on voyage in open seas. Such confrontation and war moves conducted by the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors in conspiracy with the U.S. are a downright military blackmail and an intolerable challenge to the DPRK.
At present the Korean Peninsula has been driven to the touch-and-go situation, in which a war may break out any moment, due to the case of the warship sinking the group of traitors fabricated to defile the DPRK’s dignity and do harm to and stifle the fellow countrymen. It is not hard to predict what consequences such military provocations and saber-rattling in the West Sea of Korea will entail since there were several skirmishes between the north and the south due to the south Korean puppet military warmongers’ provocation and the recent warship sinking case occurred in those waters.
Those fond of playing with fire are bound to perish in the flames kindled by themselves. It is the iron will and spirit of our army and people to react to “punishment” with merciless punishment and to “retaliation” with a dreadful annihilating strike. If the Lee Myung Bak group persists in reckless provocation, the DPRK will give more dreadful punishment to it. ”