May 18, 2022
KCNA Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EN)

The U.S. is the Mastermind Behind Increased Tension on the Korean Peninsula

Date: 15/05/2022 | Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (EN) | Read original version at source

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Recently, the G7 Non-Proliferation Directors Group issued a so-called joint statement demanding “united response by the international community”, fastening, without any reason, on our measures to strengthen self-defensive capabilities labeling them as “threats to regional and international peace and security”.

This can never be tolerated, as it is an act of undisguised infringement upon the exercise of the legitimate right to self-defense by a sovereign country.

The mastermind behind the increased tension on the Korean peninsula is the United States.

In the recent years alone, the U.S. has staged hundreds of joint military drills targeting our country and conducted tests of various strategic weapons.

It also seriously threatened security of our country by deploying ultra-modern military offensive weaponry in south Korea and successively sending nuclear strategic weapons to the vicinity of the Korean peninsula.

A few days ago, the U.S. deployed a nuclear aircraft carrier strike group to the waters off the Korean peninsula. Even at this moment, the U.S. is hell-bent on the military pressure against the DPRK, staging a combined air force exercise with south Korea.

It is only too natural that we steadily bolster up our military power to cope with ever-worsening military imbalance in the region as well as insecurity and volatile situation created on the Korean peninsula.

It is our steadfast position that it should become a legitimate right to self-defense and a core state policy for a sovereign state to make efforts to possess its military strength, which it should never miss, be it in peaceful or confrontational situation.

The problem is that G7 including the U.S. are picking on our measures to build up self-defense capacities even though they conduct most of nuclear and missile tests, and continue to sell all kinds of war equipment to south Korea.

This is certainly the case where the thief tries to sue an innocent man. It has become a legitimate and an inalienable right of a sovereign state that we exercise our right to self-defense to actively cope with the security situation created on the Korean peninsula and the region, and to ensure security of the state and people.

No matter what the others say, we will continue to bolster up the invincible military power, which no one would dare to provoke.

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