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DPRK says US behind South Korean actions

12-19-2010 16:34 BJT Special Report:Tension soars on Korean peninsula |

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As tension on the Korean Peninsula remains high over South Korea's plans to hold a live fire artillery drill on Yeongpyeong Island, the DPRK is accusing the United States of pushing South Korea into provocative actions.

The DPRK's Foreign Ministry says South Korea's planned drills on Yeongpyeong Island is a provocative move that will lead to tragedy on the peninsula.

The DPRK warns that provocateurs, who infringe on its sovereignty and territory, would be punished "firmly and unmercifully."

Pyongyang says the United States is to blame because it openly supported provocative actions by South Korea and threatened the DPRK over defense measures, ignoring opposition from neighboring countries and the international community.

The DPRK Foreign Ministry says the US sent troops stationed in South Korea to take part in the drill and organized Americans and foreign journalists to go to the island as "human shields."

Pyongyang says it shows the US sacrifices the peace and safety of other countries to pursue its own strategic interests.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CNTV.CN

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