Over 190 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage Committed against DPRK

The following article is reprinted from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), December 1, 2004.

The U.S. imperialists committed more than 190 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes of different missions in November, according to a military source. At least 30 cases of espionage were perpetrated by U-2, RC-135, E-3 and EP-3.

At around 11:25 on Nov. 30 a U-2 made shuttle flights in the air above Tokjok Islet and Phochon and Sokcho areas to spy on the whole area of the DPRK.

On Nov. 18, 19 and 22 a Japan-based RC-135 made long shuttle flights in the air above Taebu Island, Yangphyong and the area east of Yangyang to spy on the whole area of the DPRK. The U.S. imperialists sent RC-7B and RC-12 and other tactical reconnaissance planes to spy on the forefrontal and coastal areas of the DPRK. The number of the planes involved averaged nine on Nov. 3 and 4 and eight on Nov. 2 and 26.

This is a clear indication that the U.S. imperialists are watching for a chance to mount a preemptive attack on the DPRK, while frantically pursuing their hostile policy towards it.