DPRK accuses South Korea of increasing intrusions into territorial waters

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-29 15:47:10|Editor: ying
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PYONGYANG, April 29 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday accused South Korea of more intrusions into what it calls its territorial waters in the Yellow Sea.

Intrusions by South Korean naval warships "have recently been on explosive increase" and "twice as many as what happened in March alone," said the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

The increased infiltrations are intended to make the Northern Limit Line a fait accompli, it said.

The Northern Limit Line, or NLL, is a disputed maritime demarcation line in the Yellow Sea between the DPRK and South Korea. As the DPRK has never officially recognized the NLL, the navies of the two countries patrol the area regularly.

Pyongyang's accusation on Saturday was made amid growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

The DPRK has carried out several nuclear tests and test fired ballistic missiles against UN Security Council resolutions. The United States and South Korea are conducting joint military exercises. In addition, the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier strike group is arriving in the area.

The DPRK on Saturday test-fired a ballistic missile, but failed, according to the South Korean military.