press Statement by Kim Yo Jong, Vice Department Director of C.C., WP
Press Statement by Kim Yo Jong, Vice
Department Director of C.C., WPK
Pyongyang, March 7 (KCNA) -- Kim Yo Jong, vice department director of the
Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, issued the following press
statement on Tuesday:
One of south Korean puppet media on March 6 carried an unspecific report
that the commander of the U.S. forces in the Indo-Pacific said something on
February 24 to the effect that if we fired ICBMs into the Pacific, they would
immediately shoot them down.
I don't know if he really made such improper words to speak for the stand of
the U.S. military or if it was nothing but the puppet media's trite wordplay, but I
clearly warn in advance irrespective of any reason whether it is true or not.
The Pacific Ocean does not belong to the dominium of the U.S. or Japan.
It is very interesting to see how the U.S., whose forces frequently conduct the
test-launches of strategic weapons in the Pacific every year as if the ocean
were its yard, will respond if a third country attempts to intercept them under
the reason for counteraction.
Had he been mindful that a specific approach must be taken to cope with
such a terrible situation, he could have realized how unmanageable,
excessive and crazy remarks he made.
The commander of the U.S. forces in the Indo-Pacific reportedly described the
"south Korea-U.S. map exercise for operating extended deterrence means"
as effective and "very meaningful" as it gave a message to the DPRK and
another country. We, too, have a message to send to the U.S.
It will be regarded as a clear declaration of war against the DPRK, in case
such military response as interception takes place against our tests of
strategic weapons that are conducted without being detrimental to the security
of neighboring countries in the open waters and air which do not belong to the
We also remind them that our military code of conduct in such a situation has
The demonstrative military moves and all sorts of rhetoric by the U.S. and
south Korea, which go so extremely frantic as not to be overlooked,
undoubtedly provide the DPRK with conditions for being forced to do
something to cope with them.
As already clarified, we keep our eye on the restless military moves by the
U.S. forces and the south Korean puppet military and are always on standby
to take appropriate, quick and overwhelming action at any time according to
The U.S. and south Korea had better refrain from making remarks and
behavior any longer that aggravate the situation. -0-