DPRK slams U.S.-S. Korean drills*
January 15, 2011
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday accused U.S.-South Korea naval drills of accelerating tension on the peninsula.
According to the KCNA official news agency, the international community hoped the Korean Peninsula to cease military conflict and confrontation.
However, U.S. dispatched aircraft carrier Carl Vinson to the waters near the peninsula to hold joint military exercises with South Korea, which are destroying the atmosphere of dialogue, it said in an article.
The article stressed that the concerned countries should sit down and have talks, creating atmosphere for dialogue in order to end the confrontation on the peninsula.
It is reported that USS Carl Vinson arrived at Pusan of South Korea on Jan. 11 to take part in the exercises with South Korean navy.