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DPRK envoy in UN blames joint US and South Korea military operation.

NEW YORK (CyHAN)-

The representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations told reporters in New York "it is really a bad habit of the South Korea to groundlessly link whatever events occur in South Korea with the DPRK."

An Myong Hun, Deputy Permanent Representative of the DPRK to the UN blamed joint US and South Korea military operation called Ulchi Freedom Guardian for heightening tensions in the peninsula.

He accused the coalition for planning "to eliminate the headquarters of the DPRK and occupy Pyongyang."

Deputy Permanent Representative said "If South Korea does not respond to our ultimatum, our military counteraction will be inevitable and that counteraction will be very strong."

Pyongyang issued an ultimatum to the South Korea to stop blasting its propaganda the loudspeakers across the border by 17:00 local time on Saturday or face a military counteraction.

STORY: UN / DPRK

SOURCE: UNIFEED-UNTV

RESTRICTIONS: NONE

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 21 AUGUST 2015, NEW YORK CITY

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, press room

2. Med shot, podium

3. SOUNDBITE (English) An Myong Hun, Deputy Permanent Representative of the DPRK to the UN:

"It is really a bad habit of the South Korea to groundlessly link whatever events occur in South Korea with the DPRK. They seek sinister purposes whenever they orchestrate ridiculous plots."

4. Cutaway, reporters

5. SOUNDBITE (English) An Myong Hun, Deputy Permanent Representative of the DPRK to the UN:

"Marshal Kim Jong Un issued an order of the supreme commander of the Korean People's Army that the frontline of the large combined units of the Korean people's Army should enter a war-time state to be fully battle ready."

6.Cutaway, reporters

7. SOUNDBITE (English) An Myong Hun, Deputy Permanent Representative of the DPRK to the UN:

"Large scale military exercise, which is called Ulchi Freedom Guardian involving tens of thousands US and South Korean military is going on in South Korea with an open purpose to eliminate the headquarters of the DPRK and occupy Pyongyang."

8. Cutaway, reporters

9. SOUNDBITE (English) An Myong Hun, Deputy Permanent Representative of the DPRK to the UN:

"If South Korea does not respond to our ultimatum, our military counteraction will be inevitable and that counteraction will be very strong."

10. Cutaway, reporters

DURATION: 01:54

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