Monday, July 18, 2016


Pyongyang, July 14 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army Thursday gave an answer to the question raised by Joson Inmingun newspaper as regards the fact that the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in south Korea recently massively introduced various type heavy weapons into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) along the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), pushing the situation there to the phase of conflict and war.
On July 10 south Korean media made public the fact that the "UN Command" held a confab with the puppet Joint Chiefs of Staff in July 2014 and revised the "UN Command Regulation 551-4" on allowing the introduction of not only firearms but heavy weapons into the DMZ along the MDL and has begun implementing it since September 5 of the same year.
It is said that according to the new "regulation", 12.7mm-caliber machine gun, 40mm-caliber grenade launchers, 57mm-caliber recoilless gun, 81mm-caliber mortars and other heavy weapons were deployed into the DMZ, counting only those opened to public. The spokesman said: Such undisguised breach of the Armistice Agreement has turned the DMZ into a "heavily armed zone" and pushed the situation to the phase of unpredictable military clash.
This is a product of the ceaseless U.S. moves to ignite another Korean war. The U.S. imperialist aggression forces which are present in south Korea under the cloak of the "UN Command" are misleading the public opinion with sheer sophism that their shameless actions are "to cope with" the DPRK's "arms build-up."
The U.S. has long wantonly and totally breached the Korean Armistice Agreement. It was the robber-like U.S. that began breaching the core provisions of the AA as soon as it was signed.
Military tension has reached an extreme phase in the DMZ along the MDL, the line dividing the Korean peninsula recognized as the biggest hotspot in the world.
This is attributable to the dangerous phase of confrontation and war created by the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in south Korea by massively introducing heavy weapons to the DMZ along the MDL in wanton violation of the AA.
The massive introduction of heavy weapons into the DMZ along the MDL would render the DMZ which plays the role of military buffer zone defunct and turn it into an outpost for igniting a war. This is the aim sought by the chieftains of aggression and provocation.
The U.S., the shameless robber and ferocious aggressor without an equal in the world, has paid lip-service to the "observance of the AA" and "detente" in a bid to hide its true colors. It is trying to turn the DMZ into "zone flooded with heavy weapons," thus inciting the military confrontation between the north and the south and rendering the situation there extremely tense.
By nature, it is the customary practice of the U.S. to abet and stoke dispute and conflict among nations and countries in a bid to achieve its aggressive purpose with ease. This is well illustrated by the fact that the U.S. is stepping up the "transfer of its aggressor bases to areas south of the River Han."
The Park Geun Hye group of traitors is working with bloodshot eyes to escalate the confrontation with the compatriots in the north, zealously pursuant to this sinister scenario of the U.S.
The increased efforts on the part of the criminals to falsify facts and distort the reality would only bring to light their despicable true colours.

The KPA is now following with high vigilance the frequent ill-boding military moves of the enemy in areas along the MDL.

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