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Ulji Freedom Guardian Denounced in South Korea
Pyongyang, August 20 (KCNA) -- The executive chairman of the opposition Unified Progressive Party in south Korea condemned the Ulji Freedom Guardian military exercises on Monday.

He recalled there started on the day the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military drills involving 30 000 U.S. troops, 50 000 south Korean troops and 400 000 employees of at least 3 600 "government" institutions.

He termed the drills dangerous maneuvers escalating tension on the Korean Peninsula.

The military exercises should be called off immediately as they are a blatant challenge to the peace on the peninsula, he demanded.

He urged the "government" to bear in mind that now is the time to concentrate on the north-south cooperation and exchange.

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