The North Korean People’s Army (KPA) supreme command issued a statement Wednesday saying that the DPRK will scrap the 1953 armistice, which halted the Korean War, if planned US / South Korean military exercises go ahead as planned.
In an unusually unhinged statement (even for North Korea) published by the Korean Central News Agency, a KPA spokesperson said war may resume in the peninsula.
Not content with this, they kicked off again the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises to stifle the DPRK by force of arms by mobilizing huge armed forces of aggression. They will reportedly last for two months from March 1.
This serious situation clearly indicates that the actions of the U.S., south Korea and other hostile forces to infringe upon the sovereignty of the DPRK are now leading to a military offensive for aggression, going beyond the level of outrageous economic “sanctions.”
The U.S. is, however, working with bloodshot eyes to swallow up the DPRK, not content with having incurred the pent-up grudge of the Korean people which can never be settled.
The sovereignty and dignity of the nation are violated and the supreme interests of the country are seriously threatened by the U.S., the sworn enemy of the Korean people, and maniacs of confrontation with fellow countrymen grouping worst traitors. The army and people of the DPRK can never remain a passive onlooker to this fact.
The spokesman for the KPA Supreme Command is authorized to declare the following important measures:
First, it will take the second and third strong practical counteractions in succession to cope with the high-handed war acts of the U.S. and all other hostile forces as it had already declared.
The army and people of the DPRK never make an empty talk.
The war maneuvers being staged by the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces are a vivid expression of their systematic violation of the AA.
Accordingly, the Supreme Command of the KPA will completely declare invalid the AA, which has existed for form’s sake from March 11, the day when the war maneuvers will enter into a full-dress stage.
The DPRK will make a strike of justice at any target anytime as it pleases without limit, not bound to the AA, and achieve the great cause of the country’s reunification, the cherished desire of the nation.
The UN Security Council is poised to implement harsh new sanctions against the North Korean regime, a move that is supported by China.
A South Korean military spokesperson told a press conference in Seoul, “If the North (DPRK) goes through with provocation that threatens lives and stability of our nation, our military will strongly and sternly punish the starting point of provocation and supporters for the provocation as well as its leadership.”
Beijing called for calm following the North’s latest outburst. Perhaps Dennis Rodman should go back and talk his new best friend Kim Jong-un down.