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PYONGYANG, July 22 (Itar-Tass) - Seoul’s decision to organise the Ulchi Exercise demonstrates South Korea’s intention to continue pro-American hostile policies towards the DPRK despite the aspiration of the Korean nation for peaceful reunification, the KCNA reported on Monday.
Thus, the South Korean regime “only heats up the military hysteria and bears plans to invade the DPRK instead of supporting peace and cooperation between the North and the South.”
“There are no doubts about the aggressive character of the exercises of the kind, which threaten security and stability in the region, which add to the danger of a nuclear war,” the KCNA said in its statement.
The Ulchi Exercise due between August 19 and 22, will involve over 410 military from four thousand governmental ministries and authorities of the Republic of Korea and civil companies, controlled by the authorities.
South Korea has been organising civil exercises of the kind since July 1968 explaining them by “counteractions to the threats from the North.”