Pyongyang, May 31 (KCNA) — The U.S. has decided to extend the ongoing joint naval exercises in the East Sea of Korea by the end of June. The striking group of nuclear aircraft carrier Carl Vinson is participating in the rehearsal.
It is also planning to additionally deploy the task force of Ronald Reagan nuclear carrier from the Yokosuka base in order to stage the largest-ever joint exercises from next month.
Against this backdrop, the U.S. imperialist aggression forces present in south Korea and the puppet forces mobilized a large amphibious transport Tokdo for the first time to wage a drill for “removing nukes and WMDs” of the DPRK.
Rodong Sinmun in a commentary Wednesday condemns such moves as a vicious challenge and grave encroachment on the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK.
The commentary says:
Although the U.S. talked about what they called “ensuring the social system” and “the settlement of issue through dialogue and negotiations”, it is nothing but a craft artifice to cover up its black-hearted intention for aggression and disarm the DPRK.
The present situation shows that the plan of the U.S. and south Korean trigger-happy forces to invade the north has entered a practical stage and that a war may break out on the Korean peninsula any time.
We do not want the escalation of the tensions but can not overlook their persistent moves for confrontation with the army and people of the DPRK.
The DPRK remains steadfast in its revolutionary will to react to the provocations with the merciless deadly retaliatory strike and remove the source of war so that the warmonger can no longer disturb the peace on this land.
The U.S. and south Korean warmongers are advised to behave themselves, well aware of the terrible disaster that will be caused by their reckless military provocations.
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