Rodong Sinmun on sacred duty
to protect Korean Sovereignty and supreme dignity
Pyongyang, June 6 (KCNA) -- Under the situation where the south Korean puppet conservative forces' confrontation with the DPRK has reached such dangerous phase that it is unimaginable and intolerable, it is a sacred national duty to protect the supreme dignity of the DPRK, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a by-lined article.
Last year the south Korean group of traitors set up a national flag of the DPRK as a target and fired shells at it, sparking strong uproar. The group perpetrated this time a more vicious political and military provocation, far from drawing a lesson from it. This crime is unpardonable, indeed.
The puppet forces are employing sleight of hand to shirk the responsibility for the worst treachery, talking about "an individual action" and the like but it is a foolish artifice.
The final conclusion drawn by the DPRK under the prevailing grave situation is that no problem can be solved and a war is bound to break out as long as the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors is allowed to pursue the confrontation with compatriots.
It has now become clear that there is no need to sit face to face with the group and the DPRK can settle accounts with it only by force of arms.
The DPRK will escalate the practical and comprehensive military retaliation as it had already declared till the puppet authorities have taken measures to punish the prime movers of the recent serious case and to make an apology for it.
Should the puppet forces evade the responsibility for the case, making this or that excuse for their crime, they will clearly witness what strong retaliatory action all the service persons and people of the DPRK will take to protect the supreme dignity of the country and the nation.