Press Statement of Vice Director for Military Foreign Affairs of DPRK Ministry of National Defence

Pyongyang, November 8 (KCNA) -- The vice director for Military Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of National Defence of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea issued the following press statement on Monday:

Recently, the U.S. is persistently spreading a groundless "rumor of arms dealings" between the DPRK and Russia in a bid to make it a fait accompli at any cost.

The vice-director general of the General Bureau of Equipment of the Ministry of National Defence of the DPRK had already denounced the U.S. for its "rumor of arms dealings" as a plot-breeding story against the DPRK.

We regard such moves of the U.S. as part of its hostile attempt to tarnish the image of the DPRK in the international arena by invoking the illegal "sanctions resolution" of the UNSC against the DPRK.

We once again make clear that we have never had "arms dealings" with Russia and that we have no plan to do so in the future.

The U.S. should not pull up the DPRK without any reason. -0- (Juche111.11.8.)