DPRK Warns Against Attack Against Its Space Assets

DPRK Warns Against Attack Against Its Space Assets

SEOUL, Dec 3 (NNN-YONHAP) – The Ministry of National Defence of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), warned in a statement yesterday that, “any attack against the country’s space assets will be deemed as declaration of war,” the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.

The warning came, after an official from the U.S. Space Command recently said that, the United States can decrease the enemy country’s outer space operation capabilities, by employing diverse “reversible and irreversible methods,” hinting at the U.S. intention to militarily attack the DPRK’s reconnaissance satellite “Malligyong-1,” according to the statement.

Noting the reconnaissance satellite is “a part of the territory of the DPRK, where its sovereignty is exercised,” the statement said, the U.S. stance is “a challenge to the sovereignty of the DPRK, and more exactly, a declaration of war against it.”

“It is the mission of the DPRK armed forces, to exercise their war deterrent to protect the state sovereignty and territorial integrity, in case a lethal military attack is carried out against the country’s strategic assets, or it is judged such attack is imminent,” the statement stressed.– NNN-YONHAP


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