N.K. propaganda outlets blast S. Korea-U.S. joint military drills

SEOUL, North Korean propaganda outlets slammed recent joint military exercises by South Korea and the United States on Thursday, accusing Seoul of having no intent to implement the military agreement it has signed with Pyongyang.

Uriminzokkiri, one of the North's propaganda websites, denounced the South's military as "belligerent war maniacs who are instilling a war spirit," referring to a recent landing drill by the South Korean military and another involving U.S. Marines from the Pacific Command.

It also said that the drills are stirring up "grave concern and anger," and amount to "reckless and rash moves aimed at destroying peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and heightening the mood for a fight and risks of war."

The commentary added that all of this demonstrates that Seoul has no intention of keeping the military agreement it signed with Pyongyang in September last year, and that Seoul's decision to scale back joint exercises with the U.S. is also a disguise to hide such intentions.

Meari, another propaganda website, carried a similar article, criticizing the deployment of the U.S. Marines as "a provocative act" and "playing with fire to hurt people of the same race."

Source: Yonhap news Agency

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