calendar>>November 20. 2023 Juche 112
DPRK Slams U.S. Risky Weapon Sale
Pyongyang, November 20 (KCNA) -- A vice general director of the General Armaments Bureau of the Ministry of National Defence of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on Monday over the fact that the U.S. decided to sell the latest weapons to Japan and the south Korean puppets in a more undisguised way:

Recently, the U.S. decided to sell 400 Tomahawk cruise missiles and associated equipment to Japan.

Besides, it decided to offer the south Korean puppets the astronomical worth of cutting-edge lethal weapons, including 25 F-35 stealth fighters, 36 SM-6 ship-to-air interceptors and 42 AIM-9X Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, and stroke the "security of supply arrangement" with the south Korean puppet military with the aim of quickening the supply of munitions.

The weapons, which the U.S. planned to offer its military allied forces in the region, are offensive ones as their range exceeds the sphere of the Korean peninsula in view of their operational and tactical features. Therefore, it is obvious who will be targeted and attacked.

The U.S. planned sale of weapons is a risky attempt to fuel the military tensions of the Korean peninsula and the Northeast Asian region and cause another arms race.

While creating constant instability in the region of the Korean peninsula through the visible increase of nuclear strategic assets and aggressive large-scale joint military drills, the U.S. pushes ahead with rearming Japan and the south Korean puppets. The present situation shows that threat to the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula has come from the U.S. and its followers.

The U.S. irresponsible offer of murderous weapons is a crime of exporting confrontation and war in a bid to sustain its unchallenged position at the cost of destroying world peace and stability.

The U.S. administration argues that its weapon sale will not change the military balance of the region, but bloody unrest has been witnessed wherever the U.S.-made weapons came, including the European continent and the Middle East region. This foretells a grave military and political situation to come to the Korean peninsula before long.

The unilateral arms buildup beyond self-defense is sure to incite others to beef up their military forces to respond to such military move.

We warn the U.S. that the bigger profit it makes through the reckless weapon sale, the worse security crisis it will suffer.

The DPRK will further step up the building up of war deterrent for enhancing its national strategic safety and powerfully controlling and managing the regional situation to cope with the instability of the Korean peninsula caused by the military conspiracy and collusion of the U.S. and its followers and their transaction of lethal war equipment.

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