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Ulji Freedom Guardian Joint Military Exercises under Fire
Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- The Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises being staged by the U.S. imperialists and south Korean authorities every year are extremely reckless and dangerous war maneuvers for aggression and the root cause of disasters as they are deepening distrust and escalating confrontation between the north and the south and blocking the north-south relations from being mended. Rodong Sinmun Monday says this in an article.

The DPRK is making every possible effort to improve the north-south relations and achieve peace and reunification of the country, the article notes, and goes on:

The DPRK decided to send its players group and cheerleading squad to the 17th Asian Games slated to take place in Inchon. This is the patriotic measure to mend the north-south relations and open up the way for national reconciliation and unity.

The south Korean authorities say that they are welcoming the participation in the games by the DPRK's players group and cheerleading squad but, in actuality, taking improper attitude and laying a stumbling block with a sinister political purpose.

The present situation proves that the south Korean authorities have still sought confrontation policy, not getting rid of the anachronistic hostile conception.

The south Korean authorities should discard the old conception of distrust and confrontation and do things helpful to the north-south relations and good to advance them. They should never do anti-reunification acts.

If they stage the joint military exercises in disregard of the just demand of the DPRK, the north-south relations will be driven into a dangerous phase once again.

The south Korean authorities would be well advised to face up to the grave situation and take a right option.

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