Pyongyang, July 10 (KCNA) -- Kim Yo Jong, vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), issued the following press statement on Monday:
A spokesman for the Ministry of National Defence of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) this morning sent a serious warning to the U.S. forces' worrying air espionage acts which have recently and seriously encroached upon the sovereignty, security and interests of the DPRK.
Great irony is that the south Korean puppet military group quickly denied the U.S. forces' serious infringement upon the sovereignty of the DPRK.
Now the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the "ROK" are styling themselves spokesmen for the U.S. Department of Defense or the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.
The bad habit of quite often meddling in other's affairs and feeling itchy if they do not so seems to be inveterate characteristics of the clans of the "ROK" that both the politicians and military gangsters have.
How can they deny this hard fact without batting an eye?
The intrusion into the DPRK's 200-nautical mile economic water zone by the reconnaissance asset of the hostile country with a radius of detection of more than 240 nautical miles is clearly a grave encroachment upon the sovereignty and security of the DPRK.
The sky above the economic water zone as well as the DPRK's water zone along the military demarcation line is not a theatre for U.S. military exercises where its reconnaissance assets can enter at will.
The puppet military should refrain from making far-fetched assertions and shut up.
From around 5 a.m. today a strategic reconnaissance plane of the U.S. Air Force again conducted aerial reconnaissance of the eastern part of the DPRK while intruding into the sky above the economic water zone beyond the military demarcation line in sea waters of the DPRK side in the sky over the waters more than 270 km east of Uljin ~ 430 km east of Thongchon.
The reconnaissance plane of the U.S. Air Force, which retreated by the responding sortie of the Air Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA), again intruded into the sky above the military demarcation line in sea waters under the control of the DPRK side in the sky above the sea 400 km east of Kosong of Kangwon Province at around 8:50 and made a grave military provocation of conducting aerial reconnaissance.
The KPA has already sent a strong warning to the U.S. forces' side.
A shocking incident would occur in the long run in the 20-40 km section in which the U.S. spy planes habitually intrude into the sky above the economic water zone of the DPRK beyond the Military Demarcation Line in sea waters.
We will not take a direct counteraction against the U.S. forces' acts of espionage outside the economic water zone of the DPRK side, but I repeatedly warn upon authorization that we will react with clear and resolute actions when they intrude into the economic water zone of the DPRK side beyond the military demarcation line in sea waters again.
If the U.S. has not yet realized what danger is directly coming to it in disregard of the DPRK's warning, the DPRK is not to blame for it.
Moreover, if it suffers even a disaster, it will be a natural outcome of its acts. -0-