South Korean official says North Korea held military parade on eve of Winter Olympics in South Korea

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23 February 2018
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So apparently North Korea staged a military parade this morning but decided not to live-broadcast it to the whole world. "We have learned that North Korea staged a military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung square starting at 10:30 am," a Seoul government source said.
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KCNA: "The U.S. had better act with discretion, well aware that its imprudent word and deeds will only show itself in a more awkward position."
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KCNA: "Our delegation's visit to south Korea is only to take part in the Olympics and hail its successful holding. We are not going to use such sports festival as the Winter Olympics as a political lever. There is no need to do so."
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KCNA: "We have never begged for dialogue with the U.S. nor in the future, too. Explicitly speaking, we have no intention to meet with the U.S. side during the stay in south Korea."
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KCNA: "U.S. Vice-President Pencesaid that he didn't press for any contact with the DPRK's delegation and asked the south Korean authorities to fix a schedule not to encounter the delegation. And he claimed that they would see what is happening. This is the height of sarcasm."
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KCNA: "Going blind in judging the trend of the times would make one face great disappointment. Such senseless meddling doesn't fit the appearance of a 'power'."
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KCNA: "It is illogical for the Chinese media to absurdly vociferate about 'denuclearization', far from saying what it should doCall a spade a spade. It is very despicable of those Chinese media to mess with their neighbor's event, far from offering congratulations to it."
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KCNA: "So, is an event of 'denuclearization' ever on the list of the Winter Olympics?"
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KCNA: "The Winter Olympics has nothing to do with 'denuclearization'."
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KCNA: "It reminds one of a mean fellow looking over the fence of a feast host."
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KCNA: "This is evidently an act of screwballs feeling dissatisfaction with the north and the south of Korea aspiring after detente and peace, and a mischievous act to reverse and divert the international focus away from the atmosphere for the north-south reconciliation."
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KCNA: "China's experts and media, that have touted for 'peaceful solution' to the Korean peninsula issue whenever an opportunity presented itself, shun the present positive developmentHow can such behavior be interpreted as an act of allegedly 'disinterested' neighbors."
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KCNA: "Such incoherent talks heard from Chinese media can not but be retorted as an arrogant act aimed at interference in the internal issue of the Korean nation and an unreasonable logic and sophism ignorant of the essence of the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula."
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KCNA: "The ties between the north and the south of Korea are on the track of positive developmentAt this time, some media of China, not to be left behind the U.S. and Japan, reactionaries of history, areseriously spoiling the atmosphere for the feast."
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KCNA: "Trump is seeking nuclear war. Our state completed war deterrent in order to protect our sovereigntyHowever, the U.S. recklessly denounces our deterrent as a 'threat' to world peace. This is a high manifestation of the thief turning on the master with a club."
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KCNA: "There is no other option for the U.S. than to co-exist with the DPRK, a nuclear power."
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KCNA: "Now is a time to discuss how to set right the relations with the DPRK after acknowledging the DPRK's strategic position as an entity possessed of nuclear weapons, not to discuss denuclearization."
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KCNA: "'Nuclear dismantlement' of the DPRK pursued by the Trump administration is a wild dream that can never come true and there are neither strength nor ways to reverse the situation."
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KCNA: "If the joint military exercises bedevilingnorth-south relations and threatening peace resume despite the unanimous opposition and denunciation at home and abroad, the U.S. and south Korean military warmongers will be held wholly accountable for the consequences."
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KCNA: "If the U.S. and south Korean military warmongers resume the large-scale joint military drills aimed at the DPRK as soon as the Winter Olympics are over, the situation on the Korean peninsula turn back to the catastrophic phase again."
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KCNA: "They, accustomed to sycophancy toward the U.S. and confrontation with fellow countrymen, barely prolong their remaining days with vituperation and rampage."
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KCNA: "When the ship 'Mangyongbong-92' carrying the art troupe arrived, Jo Won Jin, head of the 'Korean Patriotic Party', a stooge party of traitor Park Geun Hye, and other crazy nerds held a 'rally against Pyongyang Olympics' and ran around like headless chickens."