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PYONGYANG, May 30. /ITAR-TASS/. Owing to provocative activities of South Korea, "there has arisen a serious threat of an armed conflict in the area of five Yellow Sea islands which remain a flashpoint", says a statement issued by the Committee for a Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK). The statement has been published in the presss here on Friday.
Analysts in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) believe that President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea (ROK), Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin, and other reprsentatives of the South Korean authorities bear responsibility for such a situation.
CPRK analysts maintain that information on firing by the North on the South Korean naval ships last week in the Yellow Sea in the area of the northern dividing boundary was "fabricated" in Seoul.
The principal aim of such kind of falsifications, emphasizes CPRK, which in the government is in charge of inter-Korean relations, is "to divert attention of the ROK public ftom the incident which involved the ferry Sewol" and which resulted in numerous human deaths.
The Committee warned that Kim Kwan-jin who, in Pyongyang's view, comes out in favour of stepping up confrontation with the North "will undergo punishment without fail".
DPRK officials rtpeatedly stressed that the they would never recognize the so-called northern dividing boundary, which had been unilaterally drawn at the end of the Korean War of 1950-'53 in the Yellow Sea by the UN troops Command where the main role at that time had been played by the Americans. Attempts being made by the authorities of South Korea with US assistance to keep the boundary in the Yellow Sea at all costs "are obviously doomed to failure". Pyongyang-based analysts point out.