The Korea Herald


N. Korea bashes U.S. for artillery drills near NLL

By Shin Ji-hye

Published : July 25, 2015 - 15:02

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North Korea leveled a verbal attack on the United States Saturday for South Korean artillery drills near the disputed border in the Yellow Sea.

In a statement, the Panmunjom mission of the Korean People's Army claimed that the U.S. is behind the "military provocations,"

as it seeks to maintain the Northern Limit Line (NLL), the de-facto sea border between the two Koreas.

"The U.S. is hurling the puppet forces into ceaseless arms build-up and military provocations in the above-said waters in a sinister bid to preserve the illegal 'northern limit line', to begin with," an unnamed spokesman said, according to Korean Central News Agency.

The NLL was drawn by the U.S.-led U.N. forces at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War but the North has refused to acknowledge it.

It's a "foolish intention to preserve the waning justification" for the U.N. Command, the North's military said.

"These reckless military provocations of the U.S. will only precipitate its doomsday," read the statement. (Yonhap)