calendar>>August 19. 2014 Juche 103
Rodong Sinmun Terms Kick-off of UFG Frontal Challenge to DPRK
Pyongyang, August 19 (KCNA) -- The kick-off of Ulji Freedom Guardian (UFG) joint military drills is a frontal challenge to the sincere efforts of the DPRK for mending the north-south relations and achieving the peace and defusing tensions on the Korean peninsula, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in an article.

It says:

This is a product of the extreme confrontation of the south Korean war-like forces to ignite a war against the north with the backing of foreign forces, obsessed with the extreme hostility towards fellow countrymen, indifferent to the peace on the peninsula and the improved north-south relations.

UFG is an intolerable military provocation as it is seriously threatening the sovereignty and dignity of the DPRK and disturbing the peace and stability on the peninsula.

Whenever the south Korean puppet trigger-happy forces staged north-targeted war drills, the inter-Korean ties were driven into a catastrophic phase and the situation on the peninsula was pushed to an extreme pitch of strain.

It is a sinister attempt of the U.S. and south Korean puppet military war-like forces to lead the military pressure upon the DPRK to an adventurous preemptive nuclear strike.

A nuclear war on the peninsula is becoming a serious realistic issue.

No one can know when and how it breaks out.

It is natural that under the prevailing serious situation the DPRK is reacting to the frantic nuclear war provocations of the hostile forces with its strong military deterrence steps.

We have already declared solemnly that all the aggressor forces to be involved in the UFG, military bases in south Korea and overseas, White House, Pentagon, Chongwadae and other bases of aggression and provocation would become the targets of the strategic and tactical rockets and other high-performance ultramodern ultra-precision fire strike means of the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK.

If a war breaks out on the Korean peninsula, it will not be limited to the peninsula, and it is a matter of time that the strongholds of aggression and provocation will be reduced to ashes. It is no empty word.

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