U.S. and S. Korea Military Exercises Blasted

The following article is reprinted from the Korean Central News Agency.

Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) – The south Korean puppet warmongers recently announced that they would stage Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises with the U.S. from August 16 to 26. This is one more grave military provocation to wreck peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the rest of Northeast Asia and ignite a nuclear war. Rodong Sinmun Monday says this in a signed commentary.
UFG is dangerous saber-rattling aimed at "generally examining and improving" the capacity for an actual war to seize the DPRK all of a sudden and preparations for mobilizing manpower and material resources of south Korea for the war, the commentary notes, and goes on:

The above-said exercises will be led by the U.S. and participated in by the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces treble those involved last year.

It is not difficult to guess the danger of the war exercises to be staged by the U.S. holding the prerogative of command over operations with unprecedentedly huge troops for aggression from overseas involved.

What merits attention is that the warmongers are contemplating staging a commando drill pursuant to an "operation plan for rescuing hostages" under the simulated conditions of "a large-scale hostage incident" in the northern half of Korea.

The military provocation of the U.S. and the south Korean puppet warmongers against the DPRK is unprecedented in the light of its scale, aggressive nature and long period. The situation prevailing in the peninsula and the rest of Northeast Asia has reached the point of explosion in the true sense of the word. This grave situation goes to clearly prove who is the real criminal escalating the military confrontation and tensions on the Korean Peninsula.