KPA General Staff Releases Report

Pyongyang, August 31 (KCNA) -- The General Staff of the Korean People's Army released the following report on August 30:

On August 30 the U.S. imperialists let a formation of B-1B nuclear strategic bombers conduct a joint attack formation drill against the DPRK together with fighters of the military gangsters of the "Republic of Korea" in the sky above the East and West Seas of Korea.

The drill, staged at a time when the enemies' adventurous aggressive war exercises Ulji Freedom Shield reached their height, is a serious threat to the DPRK as it was just pursuant to the scenario for a preemptive nuclear strike at the DPRK.

The enemies opened this fact to the press and loudly advertise it as a "demonstration of the implementation of the extended deterrence" against the DPRK.

This is little short of informing the world that they made the preemptive nuclear strike at the DPRK a fait accompli and are putting it into practice.

To cope with this, the KPA staged a tactical nuclear strike drill simulating scorched earth strikes at major command centers and operational airfields of the "ROK" military gangsters on Wednesday night.

The tactical nuclear-armed unit of the KPA in the western region of the country conducted the relevant military activities.

The missile unit fired two tactical ballistic missiles northeastward at Pyongyang International Airport and correctly carried out its nuclear strike mission through air bursts at a preset altitude of 400 meters above the target island.

The drill is aimed to send a clear message to the enemies, who responded the DPRK's repeated warnings with such military threat as deployment of strategic assets, and make them clearly realize once again the DPRK's resolute punitive will and substantive retaliation capabilities.

The KPA will never overlook the rash acts of the U.S. forces and the "ROK" military gangsters. -0- (Juche112.8.31.)