Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) — The scheme of the United States to stage massive “Ulji Focus Lens” joint military drills with the south Korean trigger-happy forces comes under fire in Rodong Sinmun Monday. Castigating the war game as another grave military provocation against the DPRK and an intolerable challenge to all the Koreans desirous of peace and reunification, the analyst goes on:
The plan of the U.S. to stage the war rehearsal clearly reveals its adventurous scheme to venture armed aggression on the DPRK and it is little short of a declaration of war.
The U.S. can never evade the responsibility for pushing the situation on the Korean Peninsula, which is getting worse owing to its provocative war maneuvers, to an unpredictable phase.
The participation of south Korea in the U.S.-sponsored “Ulji Focus Lens” joint war game is an unpardonable treacherous crime against the nation in fanning the ambition of the U.S. imperialists for invading the DPRK and driving the situation on the Korean Peninsula to the verge of war. Such act will only throw a grave obstacle in the way of peace and independent reunification of the country and result in bringing chaotic consequences to the inter-Korean relations.
The U.S. and the south Korean authorities would be well advised to immediately drop the harebrained plan for joint military drills targeted against the DPRK, paying heed to the warning of the latter.
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