North Korea slams South Korea’s latest military war game
North Korea has slammed the South for holding live-fire drills despite Pyongyang’s earlier warnings, labeling it the “most vicious military provocation aimed at confrontation.”
The North’s National Defense Commission (NDC) on Tuesday described South Korea’s war game as “reckless saber-rattling,” while hinting at a possible response.
“The South Korean authorities clearly showed again that their hostile and confrontation policy towards the North still remains unchanged,” read a statement from an unnamed NDC spokesman, which was aired on the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
South Korea on Monday conducted a military exercise near the border with the North in the Yellow Sea to mark the anniversary of North Korea’s shelling of South Korean Yeonpyeong Island, which killed four South Koreans, including two civilians, on November 23, 2010.
“It is as clear as noonday what results such a confrontation racket they staged – when various pending issues between the north and the south are… on the agenda – will bring about. We will follow the South Korean authorities’ attitude,” added the NDC spokesman.