Media: North Korea believes the ploy of reasoning, the U.S. and South Korea of dialogue with Pyongyang
Newspaper “Rodong Sinmun” warned that “the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK vigilantly monitor the actions of the United States and South Korea that contribute to the escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.”
PYONGYANG, June 26. /TASS/. The DPRK considers “gross military provocation” joint naval maneuvers of the Republic of Korea, the United States and Canada, held 23-25 June in the area of the South Korean island of Jeju-do. This is stated in an article published Monday in the national newspaper “Rodong Sinmun”.
Conducting such exercises proves, the newspaper notes that “the reasoning of the Washington and Seoul on the need to establish a dialogue with Pyongyang is just a Ruse to hide preparations for war”.
The newspaper warned that “the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK vigilantly monitor the actions of the United States and South Korea that contribute to the escalation of tensions on the Korean Peninsula.” “In response to provocations, our army is ready to strike a crushing blow to the aggressors,” warned “Rodong Sinmun”, expressing the opinion of management, the workers ‘ party of Korea.
In a trilateral exercise in the area of Jeju island was attended by the destroyer “Yulgok Lee” with early detection, Aegis, reconnaissance aircraft P-3C Orion, an American multi-purpose helicopters Lynx and MH-60R, two canadian frigates and anti-submarine helicopters SH-3.
According to news Agency KCNA, the program of these targeted against the DPRK exercises included the development of joint actions for the interception of ballistic missiles, the operation of a naval blockade of the people’s Republic and live firing naval artillery.