U.S. Blasted for Their Military Provocation

The director of Press of the Institute for American Studies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, gave an answer to a question raised by KCNA on January 23 as regards the increased level of military threat by the United States to the DPRK.

A rare atmosphere of easing tension on the Korean peninsula is now being created as the inter-Korean talks are held on our participation in the 23rd Winter Olympics. On the contrary, however, the United States is making extremely unusual military moves targeting our country, the director said, and went on:

The U.S. has moved the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier strike group “Carl Vinson” into the waters around the Korean peninsula and plans to dispatch soon another nuclear-powered aircraft carrier strike group “Stennis”, under the pretext of countering a possible “provocation” of the DPRK during the Winter Olympics.

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U.S. Accused of Convening FMs’ Meeting of Countries Which Participated in Korean War

A spokesman for the Institute for American Studies of the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on January 18 as regards the foreign ministers’ meeting of the countries that participated in the Korean War, recently convened by the U.S. together with Canada:

The U.S., in collusion with Canada created the scene of war simulation by summoning the foreign ministers’ meeting of the countries that participated in the Korean War in Vancouver, Canada from January 15 to 16. Participated in this meeting were 20 countries including the ones that had followed the U.S. to the aggressive war against our country from 1950 to 1953.

At the meeting, the U.S. Secretary of State openly trumpeted that they should intensify the pressure campaign against us until we stop nuclear program by way of limiting the export of oil and industrial products, strengthening naval control, expelling our workers abroad, etc. and he went so far as to insist on the military option.

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Abe Group Accused of Further Clinging to Sanctions and Pressure Campaign against DPRK

A spokesperson for the Institute for Studies of Japan of the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by the KCNA on January 18 regarding the fact that the Abe group is further clinging to the sanctions and pressure campaign against the DPRK:

During his recent tour of some European countries, Japanese prime minister Abe mentioned the DPRK’s “nuclear and missile development” and abduction issue every time he discussed bilateral relations with these countries and heinously maneuvered to drag them into cooperation for pressure against the DPRK.

Abe cried out that the DPRK launched a ballistic missile that can hit Vilnius and Belgrade and it is a serious threat to the entire Europe and that they should make the DPRK change its policy through maximum pressure.

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FM Spokesman Flays U.S. Trumpeting about “Religious Freedom”

A spokesman of the Institute for American Studies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on January 11 as regards the fact that the U.S. Department of State re-listed the DPRK as a “state of special concern for religious freedom”.

On December 22, 2017, Lex Tillerson, secretary of State of the U.S., designated 10 countries including the DPRK, China, Iran and Saudi Arabia as so-called “states of special concern for religious freedom” and following his designation, the U.S. Department of State issued its official statement on January 4 that it re-listed those countries as “the states of special concern for religious freedom”.

The “religious freedom” much chanted like monk’s prayers by the U.S. is nothing more than a means to seek internal disintegration and overthrow of systems in the countries that are not in its favor and hence the U.S. chanting of “religious freedom” is being subject to condemnation and rejection in many countries around the globe.

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Press Statement of Korea-Europe Association

A spokesperson of the Korea-Europe Association on Friday issued the following statement:

On December 19, in an interview with a newspaper in Britain, the British defense secretary made reckless remarks such as “the pariah regime is on the pathway to have ballistic missiles that could strike London”, “this is a real threat to the U.K.” and “Britain has to step up in terms of dealing with it”, referring to the self-defensive state nuclear force of our dignified Republic.

We are shocked that the current defense secretary of Britain, right after taking the office, expressed his view that our state nuclear force poses a “threat to London”.

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