calendar>>May 11. 2013 Juch 102
Stop to Joint Naval Drills Demanded in S. Korea
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- The People's Action for Peace against War in south Korea held a press conference in Seoul Thursday in protest against the U.S. and south Korean warmongers' plan to stage joint naval drills with U.S. nuclear-powered carrier Nimitz involved.

The plan to stage north-targeted naval drills can never be justified as it is little short of the declaration of a war to escalate tension on the Korean Peninsula, the organization held, adding:

The re-escalation of the tension will lead to a dangerous situation now that there is no institutional mechanism to avert military conflicts on the peninsula.

The projected drills should be stopped at once as they will bring misfortune to the people.

The organization will stage diverse actions to achieve lasting peace on the peninsula through the conclusion of a peace treaty.

At the end of the press conference the organization thrust the paper "We urge the conclusion of a peace treaty" signed by more than 76,000 south Koreans to the U.S. embassy in Seoul.

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