(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
North Korea has warned the United States that there will be "no compromise" and it will "fight to the end" if it continues moves to provoke a "second Korean war". In a radio broadcast to South Korea, it said by holding joint military exercises with the South, the United States was staging a "test war" in preparation for "moving the stage for the war on terrorism to the Korean Peninsula". It accused Washington of fuelling tension in the region at a time when US-North Korean relations were already at crisis point over the nuclear issue. Following is the text of unattributed talk entitled: "Comprehensive military operation for second Korean war" by North Korean radio broadcasting to South Korea on 2 April
The great leader [Korean: yongdoja], Comrade Kim Jong-il, indicated the following: The US imperialists are more overtly committing manoeuvres to stir up a new war in Korea.
The US Forces-South Korea joint military exercises are being frantically waged in South Korea now.
The US imperialist warmongers are waging various kinds of war exercises in the air, on land, and at sea to hit the northern part of our republic as …