Pyongyang, November 23 (KCNA) — The central committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea and the central committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League issued statements yesterday denouncing the South Korean authorities for secretly pushing ahead with the development of the long-range ballistic missile under the patronage of the U.S.
The South Korean authorities worked out a plan for the missile development long ago and have put spurs to its development and accelerated the development of long-range ballistic missile in secrecy on the plea of the north’s launch of its satellite, the statements said, and continued:
This is an extremely adventurous arms buildup aimed at escalating the military confrontation between the north and south and bringing the situation in Korea to the brink of war.
The U.S. has connived at and encouraged the moves for ballistic missile development in South Korea under its domination while decrying the DPRK’s launch of satellite for a peaceful purpose as a “missile launch” and “threat”. Such double-dealing attitude of the U.S. betrays its unchangeable aggressive ambition to stifle the DPRK by force.
Demanding the South Korean authorities stop immediately their criminal ballistic missile development, the statements warned: If the U.S. and the South Korean authorities persist in those moves for a war of aggression, they will be held fully responsible for the ensuing dangerous consequences.
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