Dismissing war North warns against careless acts

Thursday – June 25, 2020
PYONGYANG (DPRK): The workers’ party of Korea (WPK) central committee’s vice-chairman Kim Yong Chol said, Wednesday, that at the preliminary meeting for the fifth meeting of the seventh central military commission (CMC) of the WPK held on June 23, the military action plans against South Korea referred to the fifth meeting by the Korean people’s army general staff was put on hold and a measure was taken to suspend some actions against South Korea which had been on the way.

According to Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), now is a critical moment when we can foresee the prospects of inter-Korean relations from the South Korean authorities’ future attitude and approach.

Taking the advantage of this, the South Korean minister of defense, busied himself to save his face and acted a fool making a bluff. This is very pitiful. Detente of military tension on the Korean peninsula cannot be expected from the self-restraint and good-faith acts practiced by one side only. It can truly be ensured and guaranteed only by efforts and patience of both sides based on mutual respect and trust.

By availing itself of this opportunity, the South Korean military intentionally tried to give impression that it buckled down to propaganda about alert posture.

On the other hand, it, accentuating its stand to take actions of strongly conflicting military dimension like thorough-going watch on the North and boosting alert posture, groundlessly let out extremely rattling expressions like provocation in reference to our action.

At the so-called plenary meeting of the legislation and judiciary committee held in the building of the national assembly on June 24, defence minister Jong Kyong Du made such thoughtless statement that our military action plan must be completely withdrawn, not just suspended. We cannot but issue a warning against his imprudent behaviour.

It is too foolish and inappropriate attempt, if he has an idea to convince others that the South’s hard efforts for crisis control and military alert posture contributed to ensuring peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

When the defence ministry of South Korea practiced indiscreet words and acts similar to the recent ones in the past, we commented that scared dog barks noisier.

It has to think and behave wisely if it does not want to see us using those coarse languages when we state our official stand on the South.

It may sound threatening, but nothing will turn out favourable when our suspension becomes reconsideration.

The South Korean defence ministry’s untimely slip of the tongue must not result in greater crisis in the North-South relations.

It has to realise that self-control is the key to tiding over the crisis.