Pyongyang, October 31 (KCNA) — The spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland issued a statement on Saturday over intensified production of heavy weapons in South Korea, backed by U.S. munitions industries.
The statement says:
The South Korean authorities are lavishing excessive military spending on production of heavy weapons, while being saddled with a colossal amount of foreign debt caused by a catastrophic financial crisis. This is part of their preparations to unleash a second Korean war to execute the war strategy of U.S. imperialism.
The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland denounces the arms buildup as an anti-national act that disturbs stability and peace on the Korean peninsula, increases military tensions, brings dark clouds of war and pours all material resources into reckless confrontation and war preparations against fellow countrymen.
We are also concerned about South Korean businessmen’s involvement in the authorities’ war policy and arms buildup, though they have to contribute to the uniform development of the nation.
We, who defend the nation’s independence and socialism as life and soul, will never tolerate the arms buildup of U.S. imperialism and South Korean authorities that threatens the dignity and security of the DPRK but will counter it with strong self-defensive measures.
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