Pyongyang, November 3 (KCNA) — Jo Song Thae, South Korean “Minister of National Defence,” was reported recently to have cried out for “building a powerful army to cope with provocations” at a “farewell and inaugural ceremony for the army chief of staff”, raising a hue and cry over the north’s “military buildup.”
This is nothing but the South Korean warmongers’ sophism to justify their arms buildup and maneuvers to invade the north on the absurd pretext of provocations from the north.
As is well known, huge aggressor forces of the U.S., Japan and South Korea concentrated in and around the Korean peninsula pose a serious military threat to the DPRK. The U.S. and the South Korean warmongers are now staging dangerous war drills one after another including “Foal Eagle” joint military exercise to provoke a war against the north.
It is entirely just for the DPRK to increase the self-reliant defence capability and nobody has the right to decry it as the U.S. and the South Korean warmongers are browbeating it by reinforcing their armed forces and staging large-scale military drills of all forms.
This notwithstanding, jo song thae was foolish enough to assert that “instability” in northeast Asia was attributable to somebody’s “defence buildup”. This is just like a thief crying “stop the thief.”
Jo has seized every opportunity to clamor about non-existent “provocations” from somebody but it self-exposed that they are the arch criminals escalating the north-south confrontation into extremes.
As long as such warmongers as Jo remain in this land, our nation can never live in peace nor avoid scourge of war.
The Korean people will certainly punish such anti-national, anti-reunification warmongers as Jo going against the trend of the times and aspiration of the nation.
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