January 24, 2020
KCNA Pyongyang Times

Use of force not privilege of US: KPA General Staff chief

Date: 05/12/2019 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

Pak Jong Chon, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, released the following statement on Wednesday:

I heard that the US president made undesirable remarks about the DPRK on Tuesday during the NATO summit in Britain.

The Supreme Commander of our armed forces was also displeased to hear it.

The DPRK and the US are still technically at war and such a vulnerable ceasefire is most likely to turn into an all-out armed conflict at any moment.

Recently the US military have shown unusual moves targeting the DPRK. We are analyzing the effects those military actions could have on the security of the DPRK and getting ourselves ready to cope with them.

I think the only guarantee that has deterred physical conflict from flaring up between the DPRK and the US despite such a dangerous military stand-off is the rapport between the top leaders of the two countries.

But recently the US president said that he may use armed forces in clear reference to the DPRK, even though he attached preconditions. This greatly disappointed me.

Such elated spirit and bluffing might greatly get on the nerves of the dialogue partner even at the slightest slip.

One thing I would like to make clear is that the use of armed forces is not the privilege of the US only.

Anyone can guess with what counteraction the DPRK will take if the US takes actions against the DPRK.

I clearly state that if the US uses force against the DPRK, we will promptly respond in kind at any level.

More From Pyongyang Times

Schoolchildren’s sports contest opens

Schoolchildren’s sports contest opens

The 46th Sobaeksu Prize National Schoolchildren's Sports Contest opened with a ceremony at the Basketball Gymnasium in Chongchun S

Pyongyang Times January 23, 2020

The 46th Sobaeksu Prize National Schoolchildren's Sports Contest opened with a ceremony at the Basketball Gymnasium in Chongchun S

Japan burns 200 000 pieces of Korean classics

Japan burns 200 000 pieces of Korean classics

In the last century, Japan committed crimes of burning up many precious national classics of Korea. After their illegal occupation

Pyongyang Times January 23, 2020

In the last century, Japan committed crimes of burning up many precious national classics of Korea. After their illegal occupation

US moves aimed at strategic rivals

US moves aimed at strategic rivals

The Bloomberg News has said that the US plans to organize special units for containing Russia and China. The units will reportedly

Pyongyang Times January 23, 2020

The Bloomberg News has said that the US plans to organize special units for containing Russia and China. The units will reportedly

Cuban FM blames US for tenacious embargo

Cuban FM blames US for tenacious embargo

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla on Jan 20 tweeted that the US is intensifying the economic, financial and

Pyongyang Times January 23, 2020

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla on Jan 20 tweeted that the US is intensifying the economic, financial and

Russia brands US, West as obstacles to world stability

Russia brands US, West as obstacles to world stability

Russian interim foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in the annual press conference on Jan 17 branded the US and the West as major

Pyongyang Times January 23, 2020

Russian interim foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in the annual press conference on Jan 17 branded the US and the West as major

Malaysia returns plastic wastes

Malaysia returns plastic wastes

Malaysia recently returned 150 containers holding plastic wastes back to the exporters.

Pyongyang Times January 23, 2020

Malaysia recently returned 150 containers holding plastic wastes back to the exporters.

Schoolchildren start ‘1 000-ri Journey for National Liberation’ march

Schoolchildren start ‘1 000-ri Journey for National Liberation’ march

Schoolchildren from across the country left Pyongyang to begin their “1 000-ri Journey for National Liberation” march to mark the

Pyongyang Times January 23, 2020

Schoolchildren from across the country left Pyongyang to begin their “1 000-ri Journey for National Liberation” march to mark the

Participants in agricultural meeting tour Pyongyang

Participants in agricultural meeting tour Pyongyang

The participants in the conference for reviewing work in the agricultural field in 2019 visited various places in Pyongyang after

Pyongyang Times January 23, 2020

The participants in the conference for reviewing work in the agricultural field in 2019 visited various places in Pyongyang after

Women's union supports WPK's frontal breakthrough policy

Women's union supports WPK's frontal breakthrough policy

The idea on and strategy for making a frontal breakthrough clarified at the December Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of

Pyongyang Times January 23, 2020

The idea on and strategy for making a frontal breakthrough clarified at the December Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of

Hot-needle therapy widely applied

Hot-needle therapy widely applied

Pyropuncture is a branch of acupuncture the Koreans created and developed through centuries of clinical practice. The alternative

Pyongyang Times January 23, 2020

Pyropuncture is a branch of acupuncture the Koreans created and developed through centuries of clinical practice. The alternative

Woman meets her rescuer after two decades

Woman meets her rescuer after two decades

A woman, who was miraculously rescued by a soldier during her falling from 18 floors of an apartment house in Pyongyang, has

Pyongyang Times January 23, 2020

A woman, who was miraculously rescued by a soldier during her falling from 18 floors of an apartment house in Pyongyang, has

Domestic products grow popular for high quality

Domestic products grow popular for high quality

Amid a brisk campaign for improving the quality of products, those of the Wonsan Leather Shoes Factory, the Ryugyong Kimchi

Pyongyang Times January 23, 2020

Amid a brisk campaign for improving the quality of products, those of the Wonsan Leather Shoes Factory, the Ryugyong Kimchi

Farming preparations in full swing in DPRK

Farming preparations in full swing in DPRK

Farms in North Hamgyong Province have produced over 1.4 million tons of homemade manure and prepared medium and small farm tools

Pyongyang Times January 23, 2020

Farms in North Hamgyong Province have produced over 1.4 million tons of homemade manure and prepared medium and small farm tools

Drought-stricken farm builds underground reservoir

Drought-stricken farm builds underground reservoir

An underground reservoir has recently been built in the Munhyon Cooperative Farm in Sariwon, North Hwanghae Province.

Pyongyang Times January 22, 2020

An underground reservoir has recently been built in the Munhyon Cooperative Farm in Sariwon, North Hwanghae Province.

PLO denounces Israel’s territorial scheme

PLO denounces Israel’s territorial scheme

The general secretary of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization hit out the Israeli prime minister throu

Pyongyang Times January 22, 2020

The general secretary of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization hit out the Israeli prime minister throu

Worker recovers from jaws of death

Worker recovers from jaws of death

A worker who was believed to have little hope of survival due to an accident occurred in a construction site in Wonsan, Kangwon

Pyongyang Times January 22, 2020

A worker who was believed to have little hope of survival due to an accident occurred in a construction site in Wonsan, Kangwon

New water turbine blade developed

New water turbine blade developed

Hamhung University of Hydraulic Engineering has developed a new type of water turbine blade to suit the specific conditions of

Pyongyang Times January 22, 2020

Hamhung University of Hydraulic Engineering has developed a new type of water turbine blade to suit the specific conditions of

Unhulled rice separator improved

Unhulled rice separator improved

A home-made unhulled rice separator has widely been introduced into rice processing in the DPRK. According to data available, one

Pyongyang Times January 22, 2020

A home-made unhulled rice separator has widely been introduced into rice processing in the DPRK. According to data available, one

Premier Kim inspects industrial establishments

Premier Kim inspects industrial establishments

Premier Kim Jae Ryong, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and member of the

Pyongyang Times January 22, 2020

Premier Kim Jae Ryong, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and member of the

Everything possible tapped to increase production

Everything possible tapped to increase production

The Pyongyang Thermal Power Complex has exceeded its daily electricity production plans since the beginning of the new year. “We

Pyongyang Times January 22, 2020

The Pyongyang Thermal Power Complex has exceeded its daily electricity production plans since the beginning of the new year. “We

More Articles