Pyongyang, March 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army released the following statement Friday:
The war drills now under way by the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors and the U.S. imperialists have touched off towering grudge of the army and people of the DPRK and their pledge to make retaliation as they were deliberately perpetrated at a time when the Koreans are still in the mourning period.
The Lee Myung Bak group committed a thrice-cursed high treason without hesitation. The units of the puppet army openly slandered and defamed the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK after creating a touch-and-go situation.
The internal affairs team of a puppet unit in Inchon carelessly hung portraits of the peerless great men born of Mt. Paektu on walls and doors, scrawling unspeakable defamatory words below them.
This hysteric act can be committed only by the Lee group and it is a hideous provocation, pushing the situation to an uncontrollable phase.
The group of traitors' campaign for defaming the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK has reached a graver phase with each passing day. Typical of the smear campaign were the case of "targeting DPRK flags" at units of the three services of the puppet army, slogans or placards hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK pasted at puppet army barracks and posts and military facilities and the case of "firing at the supreme leaders" of the DPRK that were perpetrated in firing ranges and drill grounds.
The worst treason was committed against the nation grieving over the greatest loss.
The gravity of the situation lies in that Lee Myung Bak masterminded the ideas and puppet Defense Minister Kim Kwan Jin, chairman of the puppet Joint Chiefs of Staff Jong Sung Jo spearheaded them as "state tasks".
This hideous act of treachery aimed at escalating confrontation with the DPRK has drawn serious attention of the army and people of the DPRK, given that the dark clouds of a nuclear war is hanging heavily over the Korean Peninsula due to the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military drills.
Upon hearing the above-said news, the officers and men of the three services of the strong revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK are anxiously waiting for an order, shouting "Destroy Myung Bak" and "Let's strike military warmongers".
Even south Korean public denounces the incidents as "reckless actions making people dreadful," "deliberate plots to incite confrontation with fellow countrymen" and "behavior of the insane to invite another war".
The Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army, reflecting mounting anger and revengeful thought of all the service personnel and people of the DPRK and south Korean people of different social standings, solemnly declares once again that it will indiscriminately stage its own-style sacred war to wipe out the group of traitors.
The Lee Myung Bak group is the sworn enemy with whom Koreans can never live under the same sky and the warmongers of the south Korean army are gang of traitors to be wiped out with arms.
The DPRK will continue its sacred war with main emphasis on physical attack till all acts of hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK are brought to a definite end and Lee Myung Bak and military warmongers and other culprits are punished in the name of the nation and they make an apology before the nation for their high treason.
The army and people of the DPRK regard the dignity of the supreme leadership as dignity and honor common to the nation which is more valuable than their own lives. If anyone slightly insults and defames it, they will mercilessly wipe him out.
The history of the inter-Korean relations was complicated but there has never been such a period when extreme confrontation persisted and the nation has been threatened with such danger of a war as now due to the Lee group.
The group's evermore undisguised moves to escalate the confrontation remind one of a mad dog getting more ferocious before meeting its end.
The arms in the hands of all service personnel and people of the DPRK fully determined to take revenge upon the enemy will make a clean sweep of the group of traitors to the last man so that it can no longer hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and defame its dignified system.
The world will see what a miserable end those wicked provocateurs will meet due to the merciless sacred war to be waged by all the service personnel and people to devotedly safeguard their leader and social system.
Those who hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK even a bit will find no breathing spell in this land and sky. -0-