Russian Expert and Media Censure U.S. for Intentionally Aggravating Situation on the Korean Peninsula

Recently, a senior researcher of the Centre for Korean Studies under the Institute of Far East, Russian Academy of Sciences contended as follows with regard to the U.S.-south Korea joint military drill.

What matters to the DPRK is not the scale of the U.S.-south Korea joint military drill but for what purpose it is being conducted.

The joint military drill conducted by the U.S. and south Korea assumes an offensive nature.

Tense situation on the Korean peninsula is required for the U.S. to justify presence of their troops in south Korea.

In the meantime, Russian news “Regnum” carried articles contributed by a political commentator. One of them is entitled “How is Washington Deceiving the World on the Issue of the Korean Peninsula” where he laid bare the true intention of the U.S. to conduct joint military drill on the Korean peninsula.

Following are the main contents of the article.

The U.S. is behaving as if it does not apprehend that the joint military drill it announced would only invalidate by itself all the obligations for denuclearization by Pyongyang.

The suspension of the military drill holds a key to providing security guarantees to the DPRK and no other guarantee can replace it. Under such conditions, the military drill perpetrated by Pentagon is as good as intentionally breaking all the agreements and driving the situation to extremes.

The U.S. is seeking to have much leeway in its action by pushing the DPRK into a corner and inducing its tough reaction.

The DPRK moved in good faith by restoring the communication channel with the south. However, the U.S. announced that it would defiantly go ahead with the military drill despite oppositions from the DPRK.

The suspension of military drill is an issue of primary importance in guaranteeing security.

Therefore, this becomes the height of the U.S. audacity, impudent and undisguised, which intends to avoid its duty, shift the responsibility onto the other party and make yet another justification to fuel up the situation.

The brains in Washington think that they can reduce any document they signed into a scrap of waste paper to serve their own interests.

As long as the U.S. troops are stationed in south Korea, the joint military drills will continue to be conducted every March and August at a minimum, making all diplomatic efforts go nowhere and causing the constant nuclear threat from the U.S. to remain as well.