DPRK Foreign Ministry Memorandum on Justice of Self-Defence Measure

The Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Thursday released a memorandum to lay open the gravity and illegality of the aggressive schemes of the U.S. which is now driving the Korean peninsula situation to the thermonuclear war as well as the justness and legality of the inevitable defensive choice of the DPRK to cope with such schemes.

It is more often than not that the DPRK has warned the grave aggressive acts would be considered as declaration of war whenever the U.S. and its vassal forces committed grave provocations.

It also made it clear that the provokers should be held accountable for all the grave consequences arising from them, the memorandum said, carrying telltale evidence of all of them.

Our serious warning goes not to each U.S. administration, and it rather goes to the U.S. itself.

Despite this, the U.S. goes more intensive in its act to run counter to our repeated warning in defiance of them, it said, adding: The present U.S. administration is committing itself to its anti-DPRK campaign in an unprecedented way.

Because of this, the Korean peninsula is now in the war situation.

It is from this that the DPRK was compelled to put into practice the repeated warning it had so far sent to the U.S. while displaying its maximum restraint.

According to universally accepted international laws, the heinous act of the U.S. and its vassal forces to stifle the DPRK are apparent act and crime of war.

It is a legitimate right of the DPRK to make a resolute preemptive attack to thoroughly frustrate the moves for imminent and full-phased aggression and war made by the U.S. against the DPRK.

The option taken by the DPRK to defend itself from the moves of hostility and war of the U.S. would be a great war of justice to completely remove the bases of aggression and achieve national reunification, the long-cherished desire of the Korean nation.

In case a war breaks out in the Korean peninsula, the U.S. will be held totally accountable for it, no matter who launched a preemptive attack, as it has constantly escalated its hostile policy toward the DPRK and drove the situation to the outbreak of war by deploying huge amount of nuclear strategic assets and special warfare means in the peninsula. The DPRK’s mode of attack, once launched, would be the precision strike to destroy only the military bases of the U.S. and its vassal forces targeting the DPRK and the DPRK will abide by the relevant provisions of the Geneva Convention of August 12, 1949, as a signatory to it.

As already declared, the DPRK will also take all responsible measures for protecting the legal economic interests of other countries that they hold in south Korea.

The international community should clearly understand the gravity of the situation created in the Korean peninsula by the U.S. moves for aggression and war, and respect the option taken by the DPRK to defend itself.