On Sunday, North Korea’s state-run news agency, the Korean Central News Agency, reported that the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) said that the U.S. and South Korea should be aware that the Army of the North will strike the military of the two nations conducting exercises in the region “without prior warning.”
North Korea said that they will “not remain a passive onlooker,” as the United States and South Korea conduct their joint military exercise in the region. The “Foal Eagle” military exercise has been called an invasion rehearsal by North Korea, accusing the South and the U.S. of plotting to invade and take out North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.
“They should be mindful that the [North Korean Army] will deal deadly blows without prior warning any time as long as the… troops of the US and South Korean puppet forces involved in the ‘special operation’ and ‘preemptive attack’ targeting the DPRK remain deployed in and around South Korea,” the KCNA reported.
The report added that the KPA “will not remain a passive onlooker to hordes of robbers trying to hurt our people with daggers.”
“The General Staff declares the KPA’s stand to mercilessly smash the enemy’s moves with its own style of special operation and preemptive attack, now that the sinister aim of the US imperialists and the south Korean war maniacs’ ‘special operation’ to hurt the dignity of the DPRK’s supreme leadership has become clear and they disclosed even the dangerous attempt at ‘preemptive attack,'” the KCNA report continued.