I’m not sure that many people knew we were participating. But here’s what the official DPRK news agency has to say about it.
Britain’s Decision to Dispatch Its Fighters to U.S.-S. Korea Joint Military Drill against DPRK Blasted
Pyongyang, October 14 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Friday as regards the fact that Britain is going to let its fighters take part in the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises:
Britain reportedly decided to dispatch its fighters to the U.S.-south Korea joint military drills due in south Korea from upcoming November 4 to 10.
This is a hostile act of openly joining the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces in the moves for a new war against the DPRK.
At a time when the situation on the Korean peninsula is inching close to the brink of a war due to the ceaseless military exercises under various codenames staged by the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces, Britain decided to take part in the above-said saber-rattling. This is a never-to-be pardoned serious challenge to peace and security.
Britain claims that its fighters’ participation in the military exercises is not targeted at the DPRK but the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces who are chiefly to blame for escalating the tension on the Korean peninsula openly bluster that the exercises are aimed to mount a strike at the military facilities and the command of the DPRK.
Britain which forged diplomatic relations with the DPRK on the principle of mutual respect for sovereignty is joining in the anti-DPRK moves of the hostile forces. This can never be overlooked.
Under the prevailing situation no one can vouch that the military drills would not spill over into an actual war. It is clear, therefore, that all the military means and equipment to be involved in the drills will be put within the sight of the Korean People’s Army.
Britain should draw a serious lesson from its past in which it dispatched troops to the Korean war only to suffer huge losses of its own citizens and it took part in the U.S.-led “regime change” operation against Iraq and other countries only to bring an unprecedented whirlwind of terrorism and refugee crisis to Europe as a whole, and immediately withdraw its decision to take part in the military drills for aggression.