calendar>> March 7. 2014 Juche 103
KCNA Commentary Terms U.S. War Merchant
Pyongyang, March 7 (KCNA) -- The U.S. recently made a contract to sell to south Korea latest military hardware worth of 123 million dollars, including automatic artillery equipment for warships.

As a major arms exporter to south Korea, it has ceaselessly shipped latest lethal weapons to south Korea.

This is motivated by the U.S. administration's sinister intention to secure its strategic interests by keeping the acute situation in the Korean Peninsula, in disregard of its peace and stability and the improved north-south relations.

The U.S arms export is not merely for commerce, and its war merchants consider arms sales to be a lever for its foreign policy of aggression, domination and intervention in other countries.

Particularly, the U.S. is keen on selling arms to dispute-torn areas as well as regions related to its strategic interests.

Now, Northeast Asia, including the Korean Peninsula, has turned into the most volatile area, entirely due to the U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK and its policy of wholesale arms export to Japan and south Korea.

South Korea, a major importer of U.S. arms, has been more dependent on the U.S. militarily and, accordingly, it cannot but follow the U.S. aggression policy towards the DPRK.

On the plea of the acute situation in the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. seeks to sell large quantities of munitions to south Korea, in a bid to find a way out of economic crises and create conditions favorable for realizing its pivot to Asia-Pacific strategy.

Lockheed Martin, Boeing and other U.S. arms makers are noisily advertising their products, asserting that their fighters are most effective to coping with "threat from north Korea".

The French newspaper Les Echos said the U.S. munitions industry is benefiting from the aggravated situation on the Korean Peninsula. According to it, as the situation got worst due to the U.S.-south Korea military exercises last year, the U.S. arms makers, including Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Boeing, scored big arms deals with south Korea.

The U.S. is screwing up tension in different areas of the world intentionally and systematically to sell off weaponry in a large quantity, thus fanning up dispute and arms race.

According to data released by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, five cases of armed conflicts happen worldwide a day, four of them by U.S.-made weapons.

The U.S. is more loudly calling for "peace" and "security" than anybody else, but what it seeks in actuality is aggression, war and escalated tension.

The international community should be vigilant against the U.S. aggression design to secure its strategic interests by plunging the world into a vortex of war through criminal arms export.

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