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SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea on Sunday warned the top U.S. military commander stationed in South Korea that his forces would "meet a miserable destruction" if they go ahead with scheduled military drills with South Korean troops, North Korean state media said.
Pak Rim-su, chief delegate of the North Korean military mission to the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom, gave the message by phone to Gen. James Thurman, the commander of the U.S. Forces Korea, KCNA news agency said.
U.S., S. Korean Warmongers Plan to Stage Joint Military Exercises
Pyongyang, February 22 (KCNA) -- The U.S. imperialists and south Korean warmongers plan to stage the joint military exercises Key Resolve and Foal Eagle for a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK across south Korea from March, according to the south Korean KBS.
The plan envisages waging the exercise Foal Eagle from March 1 to April 30 and the exercise Key Resolve from March 11 to 21, to make the sky, land and seas of south Korea into theatres of war exercises against the DPRK.
The warmongers also mull holding more than dozens of joint mobile drills during the Foal Eagle exercise.
It was reported that the U.S. imperialist aggressor troops including at least 10 000 overseas based GIs and huge armed forces of the south Korean army and even armed forces of other countries under the helmet of UN Forces will take part in the exercises.
It is as clear as noonday that their saber-rattling to militarily stifle the DPRK will entail grave consequences as the situation of the Korean Peninsula has now reached the worst phase owing to the anti-DPRK campaign of "sanctions" by the U.S. imperialists and their allied forces.
The U.S. imperialists and south Korean warmongers try to disguise the joint military exercises as "annual and defensive ones" to cover up the aggressive nature as usual.
But, the aggressive nature of the warmongers obsessed with ambition for war against the DPRK can never be covered up.
A direct message from the North's Panmunjom mission to the U.S. commander is rare.
meet a miserable destruction
If your side ignites a war of aggression by staging the reckless joint military exercises...at this dangerous time, from that moment your fate will be hung by a thread with every hour," Pak was quoted as saying.