Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is ratcheting up tension on the Korean peninsula.
It is deploying Global Hawk drones from Guam to Yokota U.S. military
base in Tokyo to keep a stricter vigilance over the DPRK. And it plans
to establish an intelligence unit in the U.S. forces in south Korea and
dispatch a Apache helicopter unit into the West Sea of Korea.
On April 26 and May 3 the U.S. conducted test-launches of Minuteman 3
intercontinental ballistic missiles at an air-force base in California
under the simulated conditions of "attack on Pyongyang."
Such moves are a grave provocation intended to escalate the tension of the Korean peninsula on the verge of a war.
The U.S. military provocations are timed to coincide with its
categorical pressure and sanctions on the DPRK under the policy billed
"maximum pressure and engagement." This clearly tells once again who is
at the bottom of deteriorating the situation on the Korean peninsula.
Now a number of world media and experts are expressing deep apprehension
over a series of IBM test-launches by the U.S. that will plunge the
situation of the Korean peninsula into the worse phase. It appears
strange that the U.S. air force has frequently conducted such
test-launches this year, they are apparently targeting the Korean
peninsula and the U.S. is posing constant threats to the DPRK in diverse
ways, they charged.
Durable peace and stability of the Korean peninsula and the region will
be possible only when the U.S. puts an end to its military hostilities
and anachronistic policy toward the DPRK.
No one can take issue with the DPRK which keeps taking a series of steps
to bolster up its nuclear force at the high level by holding fast to
the nuclear weapons of independence and justice against the U.S.
high-handed nuclear war moves, because it is the exercise of its
legitimate rights for self-defense.
As long as the U.S. pursues its hostile policy and its vicious nuclear
threat and blackmail continue, the DPRK will increase its capabilities
for nuclear attack at a breakneck speed