Pyongyang, April 23 (KCNA) — The south Korean authorities are massively introducing latest war hardware from the United States and committing themselves to perform even the duty to be fulfilled by the U.S. forces in south Korea in case of a war against the north under the signboard of “self-reliant defence” and “sharing of role.” This cannot but be a disturbing military development.
In this regard Rodong Sinmun Saturday observes in a signed commentary:
These moves are unpardonable crimes against the nation as they clearly indicate that the south Korean authorities are rushing headlong towards military confrontation and war against the fellow countrymen as a shock brigade in the war of aggression to be launched by the U.S. imperialists against the north.
The south Korean authorities are paying lip-service to “reconciliation and cooperation” and a “peaceful solution to the nuclear issue” but, in actuality, are opting for a war of aggression against the north. Nothing is more blatant insult to the nation than this because they are just applying a double-dealing trick reminding one of a peddler crying wine and selling vinegar.
“Self-reliant defence” and “sharing of role” touted by them is nothing but a version of a call for frantic arms build-up for invading the north.
If they truly want to pursue self-reliant defence, they should discard dependence on foreign forces and opt for getting reconciled with the fellow countrymen in the north and achieving the reunification of the country.
Introducing war hardware into south Korea from outside to do harm to the fellow countrymen and take upon even the role to be played by foreign forces in case of invasion of the north are little short of increasing the dependence on them, bringing huge profits to them and leaving the national interests at their tender mercy.
The south Korean authorities would be well advised to stop acting rashly, well aware that the option taken by them for confrontation and war against the north, toeing the U.S. scenario for a war against the north, will only precipitate their self-destruction.
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