Rodong Sinmun today observes this in a signed commentary. It goes on:
These war maneuvers are a preliminary war and a test nuclear war designed to finally examine and round off the preparations for a war against the north and mount a preemptive nuclear attack on it.
This large-scale saber-rattling cannot but be a very dangerous development as it is timed to coincide with the U.S. ever-increasing pressure and escalating conspiratorial plots against the DPRK.
The U.S. has not only tightened its financial sanctions against the DPRK and intensified the “human rights” offensive against it but escalated its smear campaign against Pyongyang. As if it were not enough with these moves, it is crying out for a preemptive attack on the DPRK.
It is due to the frantic moves of the U.S. against the DPRK that the six-party talks still remain stalled and confrontation and tensions are festering on the Korean Peninsula.
The DPRK has already warned the U.S. and south Korea against the serious consequences to be entailed by these war gambles and strongly demanded a halt to them.
As a matter of fact, the U.S. imperialists’ saber-rattling has made the prospects of the peaceful settlement of the nuclear issue and the six-party talks gloomier, thrown more obstacles to the process of improving the inter-Korean relations and compelled the north to postpone the inter-Korean ministerial talks.
The U.S. imperialists are a chief disturber of peace, a chieftain of war and a cursed foe of national unity and the reunification of Korea.
The Korean people will stake their lives at the dignity of the nation and the cause of reunification and frustrate the intention of the United States and its allies to invade the DPRK, going against the desire of the Korean nation and the trend of the times, the commentary concludes.
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