Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) — Pak Song Un, deputy chief of the Pyongyang mission of the National Democratic Front of South Korea, released an article after visiting “Pueblo”, an armed spy ship of the U.S. anchored in Taedong River for public visit.
The article said:
“Pueblo” was captured by navymen of the Korean People’s Army on January 23, 1968, for espionage after infiltrating into waters near Wonsan on the east coast of Korea.
As soon as the spy ship was captured, the U.S. mobilized aircraft carriers, warships and planes and threatened not to rule out even the use of nuclear weapons if the ship was not returned. Meanwhile, it requested other socialist countries to put political and diplomatic pressure upon the DPRK.
The north immediately proclaimed a semi-war state following the megaton-class declaration of the President Kim Il Sung that it will return retaliation for “retaliation”, all-out war for all-out war and stated that it would seriously deal with all captives without mercy in accordance with its law, if the U.S. failed to properly behave.
11 months after the incident occurred, the U.S. had no option but to fully admit the ship’s infiltration into the territorial waters of the north and apologize for it before the world and hastily sign a letter of apology giving assurances that it will not happen again before receiving a dead body and 82 crew expelled by the north.
The ship and all the electronic spying equipment and secret documents were seized.
“Pueblo” is an epitome of disgraceful defeat the U.S. suffered in its aggression against the north and a symbol of severe punishment meted out to the U.S., a judgement recorded in the history of Juche Korea which has won victory after victory holding in high esteem President Kim Il Sung, the sun of the nation.
Seeing the miserable fate of the “Pueblo” anchored in front of the monument to the sinking of the U.S. pirate ship “General Sherman”, visitors clearly realize the rare practical ability of Marshal Kim Jong Il as a famous commander of Mt. Paektu who does anything without fail, once determined.
If the U.S. repeat the second or third “Pueblo” incident or ignite a war to invade the north, it will turn all places on the earth where they are entrenched into yankees’ graves and exhibition grounds of U.S.-made weapons. This is a stern warning served by Kim Jong Il’s Korea.
Today when it has become a stark reality that nowhere on the earth can the U.S. ever escape from strikes of armed forces of the north which are fully prepared politically, ideologically and in military technique under the guidance of the ever-victorious iron-willed Marshal Kim Jong Il, it should properly judge the will of the north that brought the “Pueblo” to Taedong River.
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