May 18, 2024
KCNA Rodong Sinmun (En)

DPRK Foreign Ministry Official Issues Press Statement

Date: 24/04/2024 | Source: Rodong Sinmun (En) | Read original version at source

The chief of the Foreign News Section of the Department of Press and Information of the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued the following press statement on Wednesday:

A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State on April 22 talked about international counteraction, terming the DPRK’s military drills for self-defence a "violation of the resolution" of the UN Security Council and "threats".

We express strong discontent with the remarks made by the spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State and strongly urge the U.S. to be prudent in its words and deeds and stop going farther along the wrong and dangerous road.

The war drills frequently staged by the U.S. and the ROK under the unreasonable and impudent pretext to steadily deteriorate the security environment of the DPRK and the situation of the surrounding region can never be overlooked, and they constitute a serious threat to be contained with a strong hand.

The combined tactical drill simulating a nuclear counterattack conducted by the DPRK’s armed forces is a legitimate exercise of the right to self-defence to deter the outbreak of a war as it sent a clear warning to the U.S. and the ROK unilaterally escalating the military tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

It is essential to take serious note of the negative impact of the on-going U.S.-ROK joint military drills on the regional situation and clearly discern who seeks confrontation and aggravates the situation.

There is a reason why the situation on the Korean Peninsula has reached the present phase.

We resolutely oppose the U.S. behavior of forming exclusive military blocs and pursuing inter-camp confrontation to violate strategic security of other countries, seized by the Cold War way of thinking.

The irresponsible and worrisome muscle-flexing of the U.S. and the ROK pushing the situation on the Korean Peninsula to an unpredictable phase should be stopped at once.

The DPRK will never overlook such habitual abnormal behavior as terming its bolstering of the capabilities for legitimate self-defence, which is indispensable for defending itself, illegal. And it will firmly defend its sovereign rights and legitimate interests with stronger and more evident actions.

The DPRK will never cave in to the U.S. threat and pressure.

The international community should grasp what complicates the Korean peninsula issue and send a clear signal to the U.S. and the ROK, the root cause of ever-escalating regional antagonism and contradiction, to stop at once their provocative confrontational moves.

Rodong Sinmun

More From Rodong Sinmun (En)

One for All and All for One!

One for All and All for One!

For Other Workshop It happened several days ago when employees of the youth workshop under the Rakwon General Machine Enterprise

May 18, 2024

For Other Workshop It happened several days ago when employees of the youth workshop under the Rakwon General Machine Enterprise

Military Commentator’s Article

Military Commentator’s Article

Following is the full text of an article "Provocation to regional peace and security can never be tolerated" issued by a military

May 18, 2024

Following is the full text of an article "Provocation to regional peace and security can never be tolerated" issued by a military

Action Speaks Louder than Words: KCNA Commentary

Action Speaks Louder than Words: KCNA Commentary

There is a string of rhetoric spouted by the U.S. rulers styling themselves "apostle of peace". "The U.S. has no hostile intention

May 18, 2024

There is a string of rhetoric spouted by the U.S. rulers styling themselves "apostle of peace". "The U.S. has no hostile intention

Paektusan Blueberry Good for Promotion of Health

Paektusan Blueberry Good for Promotion of Health

In our country, there are many medical herbs helpful to people’s health promotion. Among them is Paektusan blueberry registered

May 18, 2024

In our country, there are many medical herbs helpful to people’s health promotion. Among them is Paektusan blueberry registered

By Arousing Zeal for Socialist Emulation

By Arousing Zeal for Socialist Emulation

True to the decisions of the Ninth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Central

May 18, 2024

True to the decisions of the Ninth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Central

DPRK Team Advances to Finals of AFC U-17 Women’s Asian Cup

DPRK Team Advances to Finals of AFC U-17 Women’s Asian Cup

The DPRK team beat its Chinese rival 1:0 in the semi-finals of the AFC U-17 Women’s Asian Cup 2024 underway in Indonesia on May 16

May 18, 2024

The DPRK team beat its Chinese rival 1:0 in the semi-finals of the AFC U-17 Women’s Asian Cup 2024 underway in Indonesia on May 16

In Front of Board Introducing Innovators

In Front of Board Introducing Innovators

Seeing a board introducing innovators, employees of the Pyongyang Changgwang Garment Factory are filled with delight. Innovators

May 17, 2024

Seeing a board introducing innovators, employees of the Pyongyang Changgwang Garment Factory are filled with delight. Innovators

National Industrial Art Exhibition Closes

National Industrial Art Exhibition Closes

The national industrial art exhibition for celebrating April 15 closed with due ceremony at the Industrial Art Exhibition House of

May 17, 2024

The national industrial art exhibition for celebrating April 15 closed with due ceremony at the Industrial Art Exhibition House of

Brisk Agitation for Increased Production Launched

Brisk Agitation for Increased Production Launched

The motivational campaigns for increased production gain momentum at the socialist farm fields. Agitators who ran to the seething

May 17, 2024

The motivational campaigns for increased production gain momentum at the socialist farm fields. Agitators who ran to the seething

Rotating Pennants Awarded to Exemplary Units

Rotating Pennants Awarded to Exemplary Units

The Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Standing Committee of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK and

May 17, 2024

The Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Standing Committee of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK and

Seminar on Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un ’s Work Held in DPRK

Seminar on Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un ’s Work Held in DPRK

A seminar took place at the Pyongyang International Cinema House on Wednesday to mark the tenth anniversary of the publication of

May 17, 2024

A seminar took place at the Pyongyang International Cinema House on Wednesday to mark the tenth anniversary of the publication of

Rice-transplanting Finished on Main Farm Fields of Chongsan-ri

Rice-transplanting Finished on Main Farm Fields of Chongsan-ri

The Chongsan Farm in Kangso District, Nampho Municipality of the DPRK, finished the rice-transplantation on main farm fields by

May 17, 2024

The Chongsan Farm in Kangso District, Nampho Municipality of the DPRK, finished the rice-transplantation on main farm fields by

Materials Supplied to Housing Construction Site in DPRK

Materials Supplied to Housing Construction Site in DPRK

Different sectors and units of the national economy of the DPRK are giving priority to producing and supplying materials necessary

May 17, 2024

Different sectors and units of the national economy of the DPRK are giving priority to producing and supplying materials necessary

AFC Grassroots Football Day Marked in DPRK

AFC Grassroots Football Day Marked in DPRK

An event was held at the East Pyongyang Stadium in Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPRK, on Wednesday to mark the AFC

May 17, 2024

An event was held at the East Pyongyang Stadium in Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPRK, on Wednesday to mark the AFC

More Articles