calendar>>October 9. 2008 Juche 97
U.S. Accused of Escalating Military Tension in Korea
Pyongyang, October 8 (KCNA) -- On September 23 the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a "bill on closer U.S.-south Korea defense cooperation" the keynote of which is to raise south Korea's status in purchasing U.S.-made weapons and military equipment to that of NATO. In its wake the U.S. Senate passed the similar bill.

Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed commentary carried in this regard observes:

U.S. Congress's adoption of the above-said bill betrays a sinister intention to round off the preparations for the second Korean war and reinforce the "military alliance" between the U.S. and south Korea.

This is a criminal act of escalating the tension and military stand-off on the Korean Peninsula and seriously jeopardizing peace.

It is the intention of the U.S. to effectively use the south Korean puppets in a war anytime, keeping them as a faithful "military ally" in carrying out its anti-DPRK strategy and servants for aggression.

The U.S. seeks to retain an unchallenged military and strategic edge in Asia as it attaches key importance to establishing unchallenged domination over it in a bid to put its strategy for global domination into practice. It is the strategic scenario of the U.S. to set up a new "security mechanism" of NATO type in Asia and contain the DPRK and put the rest of Asia under its military control using it as a lever.

Now is the time for the DPRK and the U.S. to promote a climate of bilateral confidence and detente. This notwithstanding, the U.S. is busy coiling up the military tension and increasing the danger of war on the peninsula as evidenced by the legal action taken by it to "boost the defense cooperation" with south Korea in an effort to stifle the DPRK. This is an action against peace as it is quite contrary to the trend of the times.

The U.S. would be well advised to give up its reckless military scenario, cogitating about the ensuing consequences.

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