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DPRK: "Not worth reacting" to S. Korean drill

12-21-2010 08:53 BJT Special Report:Tension soars on Korean peninsula |

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The DPRK has said it did not retaliate against South Korea's live fire exercise because it did not warrant a reaction.

The DPRK's Army Supreme Command made the remarks in a statement through the official Korean Central News Agency. The statement called Monday's drills by South Korea a reckless military provocation. It said the move aimed to trigger a military counteraction by the DPRK, and push the Korean Peninsula to the brink of a war. The statement said the drill also aimed to salvage US interests in Asia and the face of the South Korean government. Pyongyang says Monday's shell-firing exercises were staged further south than expected, meaning they weren't worthy of a counteraction.

KRT news anchor said, "Our powerful forces felt it was not worth reacting one-by-one to despicable military provocations, as if one were taking revenge after facing a blow. The second and third powerful retaliatory strike is to be made by the revolutionary armed forces of ours. It will lead to blowing up the bases of the US and South Korean puppet warmongers."

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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