Pyongyang, July 3 (KCNA) — Commenting on the deployment of “U-2 S Block 20” high-altitude strategic reconnaissance plane in the U.S. air force base in Osan, south Korea, a Rodong Sinmun analyst Monday says:
This is a grave military provocation and blackmail to the DPRK, being an indication that the U.S. is rapidly pushing ahead in various fields with the extremely dangerous war moves against the DPRK, driving the situation on the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war.
As regards the deployment of the plane, the U.S. warmongers claim that it had been planned long ago. But it is nothing but a sophism.
Nowadays, the U.S. is daily escalating military pressure upon the DPRK with reckless war exercises, massive arms buildup and persistent aerial espionage, while driving the six-way talks for a settlement to the DPRK-U.S. nuclear issue to a rupture by putting up absurd pretexts and fictions. So thick clouds of war are hanging above the Korean Peninsula and a touch-and-go situation is prevailing on the peninsula.
Realities make it crystal clear that the fond talk of the U.S. about “dialogue” and “peace” is a false advertisement to mislead public opinion at home and abroad and its criminal attempt to start a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula at any cost is entering the stage of practice.
The military strain of the Korean Peninsula carried into extremes by the U.S. imperialists attests to the validity of the option of the DPRK in building up a strong war deterrent under Songun politics.
Convinced that peace is defended only by arms, the army and people of the DPRK are now in full preparedness to answer a preemptive attack with a relentless annihilating strike and a nuclear war with a mighty nuclear deterrent.
The U.S. imperialists should ponder over the possible consequences of their heedless provocation moves for a war against the DPRK and get out of south Korea promptly with all their military hardware including strategic reconnaissance planes.
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