calendar>>May 27. 2014 Juche 103
U.S. Forces Side Warned against Its Hostile Acts in Panmunjom
Pyongyang, May 27 (KCNA) -- The chief of security officers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in Panmunjom gave the following answer to the question raised by the newspaper Joson Inmingun as regards the fact that the U.S. forces side is perpetrating acts signaling sinister provocations against the DPRK in Panmunjom where forces of the two sides are standing in acute confrontation:

As recognized by public at home and abroad, Panmunjom is a sensitive area where the two sides are leveling guns at each other.

So, any slightest accidental mistake and undesirable behavior may lead to a catastrophic military clash any moment in the area of Panmunjom with a military demarcation line in between.

Nevertheless, the U.S. forces side has resorted to sinister provocative acts getting on the nerves of the DPRK recently in such an acute area. For example, servicemen of the U.S. forces unilaterally read out "notices" over a loudspeaker from the military demarcation line under various pretexts. They stealthily left there enveloped letters with dishonest contents like thieves before disappearing. They also staged such a clumsy farce as waving what they called "letters of invitation" after opening the northern door of the former conference room of the "Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission", regardless of the time though they have been totally rejected by the KPA side.

They have gone the lengths of staging such a charade as openly displaying the flag of Italy recently in the wake of the display of those of Norway and Denmark on a photo board for flags of states which participated in the Korean war at the former conference room of the "Military Armistice Commission" although they didn't participate in the war.

It is an ulterior aim sought by the U.S. forces side to deceive the world public by creating through such a ridiculous farce the impression that the "UN Command" and the armistice mechanism are still functioning and to invent a pretext for hurling a single more countries into the Korean front in contingency.

What merits a more serious attention is that the U.S. forces side is conducting surveillance and espionage against the DPRK side after setting up a huge steel-made watchtower on a ridge in the area of the conference room at Panmunjom.

The DPRK side has called the tower project into question since the U.S. forces side began it and urged the latter to properly clarify the purpose and scale of the project and warned against any act disturbing the security order.

At that time, the U.S. forces side repeatedly claimed that it was entirely for "guard in the area of Panmunjom".

However, it has undisguisedly perpetrated acts of spying on the depth of the DPRK far beyond the boundary of Panmunjom by using a vertical elevator installed in the 3-layer tower and various kinds of surveillance and eavesdropping equipment there.

The DPRK can never overlook such ill-boding moves of the U.S. army as they are becoming evermore undisguised since Obama let loose invectives inciting confrontation with the DPRK during his visit to south Korea.

The sentinels of the KPA in Panmunjom reliably standing guard over the outpost of the country are closely following with high vigilance such provocative moves of the U.S. forces side and keeping themselves fully combat-ready to counter them.

The U.S. forces side should stop their rash acts, thinking twice about the serious consequences to be entailed by its hostile acts.

We solemnly demand the U.S. forces side stop at once all the hostile acts seriously rattling the nerves of the other side and straining the situation in Panmunjom.

The combatants of the KPA in Panmunjom will never pardon any slightest provocation by the U.S. forces side in the sensitive area of Panmunjom.

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