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War Maneuvers in S. Korea Castigated

Pyongyang, August 26 (KCNA) — Minju Joson Thursday comes out with a commentary denouncing the “Ulji Focus Lens-04” joint military maneuvers now under way in south Korea.

Noting that the current joint war rehearsal launched by the U.S. by instigating the south Korean authorities is, to all intents and purposes, an adventurous saber-rattling to invade the north and a dangerous play with fire threatening peace and security on the Korean peninsula, the news analyst says:

This proves that the United States, though loudmouthed in public about “peace” and “negotiation”, in practice, seeks distrust and confrontation, not peace, and pursues the provocation of a new war on the Korean peninsula.

The U.S. imperialists are choosing to increase the fund for their arms buildup program, while letting out a spate of words about “cutdown and relocation” of their forces in south Korea. They have driven up the cost of the program from the original $11 billion to $13 billion and are making uninterrupted shipment of all latest types of military hardware into south Korea. They have worked out the second Korean war scenario codenamed “operation plan 5027-04” and are working to put it into practice. The “Ulji Focus Lens-04” joint war game is no more than a preliminary war against the north, which is designed to test the effectiveness and feasibility of the operation plan through a computer-aided mock drill simulating a real war.

It is an ill-boding military move that the Metropolitan Defense Command of the south Korean army launched the “Hwarang” exercise including a “drill to cope with chemical and biological terrorism” involving civilians, government officials and the army, timing to coincide with the start of the “Ulji Focus Lens-04”.

But the wild designs of the U.S. imperialist bellicose forces to invade the north stand no change of realization.

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