Diplomats claim the North is convinced the US is set on a course for preventive war
They claim they are convinced the US is set on a course for preventive war and is shaping the battlefield for military operations against the North.
North Korean officials said: “Our soldiers have long been sleeping without removing their boots.”
Foreign and Military Affairs Correspondent Mr Vorontsov spent time in North Korea and claims it was a sobering experience.
“The North Koreans insisted their sovereignty be respected and rejected any preconditions.
“Although my North Korean interlocutors acknowledged that the Korean Peninsula was sliding toward war, they reaffirmed the country’s commitment to achieving nuclear parity with the United States.”
He goes on to say that North Koreans see the joint military exercises between the US and South Korea as “anything but routine”.
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“They noted that the geographical features of the Korean Peninsula provide no opportunity for the gradual, methodical buildup of troops to create a superior strike force—as was the case before the US attacked Iraq—and that North Korea would immediately notice such actions and naturally regard them as a casus belli (an act or event that provokes or is used to justify war).
“In their eyes, the Pentagon is rehearsing elements of a coordinated military operation one step at a time. The three aircraft carrier strike groups that are operating in Korea’s East Sea, as well as many other operations, were not just a show of force.”
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To the North Korean perspective, the development of so many stealth planes looks ominous, as does recent exercises practising decapitation strikes against Kim Jong-un.
The Military Correspondent said North Korean Foreign Ministry officials did not conceal their surprise that Seoul failed the disparity between perceptions of threat between Americana and South Korean societies.
North Koreans see the joint military exercises as ‘anything but routine’
“In contrast, South Korean public opinion continues to believe that president Trump would never start a war in Korea—and that the tension, crisis-like atmosphere, and belligerent rhetoric are all posturing.”
The North Korean diplomats said they were surprised that a substantial part of the South Korean elite have missed indications that a majority of Americans think the US cannot allow the North to acquire a missile capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to the US mainland and that Pyongyang would strike as soon as it had.
The diplomats say it is a misconception that the North wish to strike
But, they assert it is a misconception.
They said: “It would be suicidal to attack the USA first and especially with nuclear weapons. We understand that it would be the last day of our country.”
Even despite the risks, the diplomats said the Trump administration is moving toward a preventive strike on the communist state.
The officials concluded: “We are diplomats, not military guys. Only our leader knows the issue in full.”