A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea issued a statement on Saturday denouncing the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean warmongers for officially announcing their plan to stage Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises from the end of February to late in April with more than 200 000 huge forces and huge quantities of latest war hardware involved.
The projected saber-rattling assumes more dangerous nature as it is set to take place after the U.S. made a shift in its military strategy to attaching importance to Asia and the Lee Myung Bak group is making desperate efforts to seek a way out of the crisis in the run-up to elections, the statement noted, and continued:
The U.S. and the Lee group is oft-repeating the stereotyped sophism that Key Resolve is to cope with “possible provocation” from someone and “annual exercises for defense” and the like, but no one would believe this claim.
The reckless saber-rattling is no more than bluffing made by those who seek comfort, much upset by the daily growing might of Songun and unbreakable single-minded unity of the DPRK.
It is, at the same time, a ridiculous trick to justify their policy for escalating the confrontation, pass the buck for the deteriorated inter-Korean relations to the north, divert elsewhere the south Korean people’s criticism and public discontent and hold without difficulty the “National Assembly” election slated to take place in April by marshalling conservative forces.
The moves for a war against the north brought to light the fact that the “dialogue” and “flexibility” touted by them is no more than a lie.
All facts go to prove that the chieftain of escalating the tension on the Korean Peninsula, the ringleader of deteriorated inter-Korean relations, and the prime mover of a war is none other than the U.S. and the puppet group and the Lee group is the shock-brigade and culprit of the aggressive war of the U.S. imperialists.
Pyongyang, February 4 (KCNA)