The United States and south Korean authorities have finally started the joint military exercise targeting the DPRK.
The first joint military exercise “Focus Lens” was conducted in south Korea in 1954, the year after the conclusion of the Armistice Agreement. All the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises which have been annually conducted during the past 65 years since then were unexceptionally aggressive war exercises simulating the surprise and preemptive attack on the DPRK.
The U.S. increases hostile military tension against the DPRK by deploying a large amount of latest offensive military equipment in south Korea, in disregard of its commitment to suspend joint military exercises made at summit level on such occasions as the Singapore DPRK-U.S. summit and the Panmunjeom DPRK-U.S. summit.
Even after the Singapore DPRK-U.S. summit, the U.S. and south Korean authorities continuously staged all kinds of aggressive war exercises targeting the DPRK, such as Marine Corps Joint Exercise, “Alliance 19-1”, Joint Aerial Drill, “Proliferation Security Initiative”.
The U.S. did not hesitate to conduct the missile interception test simulating an interception of our ICBMs and the test-fire of ICBM “Minuteman-3” and SLBM “Trident 2 D-5.”
The U.S. also made clear, in “its nuclear deterrence policy report,” its policy position to oppose the ban on nuclear first use against the DPRK and it dared to expose the repugnance towards the DPRK by branding the latter as a “rogue state” and a “proliferator” of nuclear technology, chemical weapons and ballistic missiles.
Recently, “F-35A” stealth fighters were brought into south Korea and the U.S. nuclear strategic submarine “Oklahoma City” came into port of Busan. In the meantime, the U.S. is pushing forward the move to introduce even high-altitude reconnaissance drone “Global Hawk” into south Korea.
This is an undisguised denial and a flagrant violation of June 12 DPRK-U.S. Joint Statement, Panmunjeom Declaration and September Pyongyang Joint Declaration, all of which are agreements to establish new DPRK-U.S. relations and build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
The Korean nation at home and abroad and the world progressives are sharply condemning the US and south Korean authorities which have no political volition to implement joint declarations committing the improvement of the DPRK-US and inter-Korean relations and are engaging in reckless war games and arms buildup.