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KCNA Commentary Slashes Japan's Wild Ambition for Reinvasion

Pyongyang, September 13 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries have become all the more zealous in their moves to grab the inviolable territory of the Korean nation.
After finalizing the study guidelines for high schools in which they made it compulsory to educate in "dominium over Tok Island" in March last, the Japanese reactionaries in the defence white paper for 2018 in August described Tok Island as "part of the inviolable territory of Japan", holding that the "issue concerning the northern territories and Tok Island still remains pending".

This revelation of the shameless ambition for territory is a wanton violation of the dignity and the right to sovereignty of the Korean nation. Tok Island is inviolable part of Korea's territory in geographical, historical and legal points of view.
It has been part of Korea's inalienable territory since it was first discovered and dominated by Koreans from thousand and hundreds of years ago, and this has repeatedly been acknowledged by the successive feudal governments of Japan.

The Imperial Ordinance No. 41, worked out and announced by the Korean feudal government in conformity with the requirements of international law in the modern times, and the "Cairo Declaration", the "Potsdam Declaration" and Memoranda Nos. 677 and 1033 of the Supreme Command of the Allied Powers signed and announced during and after the Second World War all clearly prove the legal position of Tok Island as the territory of Korea internationally.

Japan's territorial claim to Tok Island is just like an empty claim deserving no passing note.
There does not exist any "territorial issue" between Korea and Japan, and if any there remain an issue of Japan's brigandish invasion of the land of Korea in the last century and its dream for seizing an opportunity for reinvasion that still lingers.

Japan is building up the public opinion over the issue of "dominium over Tok Island" and is internationalizing the issue to cause territorial disputes just the way it used to do in the past in a bid to secure conditions and environment for the reinvasion of Korea. This can be seen as part of its moves to realize its ambition. But this is just a wild dream.

Japan had better face up to the changed political and strategic landscape of the region and the world, with cool reason, before getting zealous for reinvasion and eyeing other's land.
If Japan seeks to stain the inviolable territory of Korea, being oblivious of the lesson of history and the requirements of the times, it can never be pardoned.
It is the will of Korea to settle accounts with Japan, the sworn enemy of the Korean nation, to the last. -0-

History Wants Clearance of Evils Left by S. Korean Conservatives: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, August 8 (KCNA) -- The deep-rooted evils left by the conservatives which had decayed the whole south Korean society are reminiscent of the Pandora's Box.
It has been disclosed that the court authorities of south Korea were in cahoots with the regimes of traitors Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye in committing evils. This is just another scandal which followed the recently revealed case of the attempted military coup which stunned the public.

The scandal of the court authorities who engaged themselves in unjust judgments to kowtow to the regimes seriously affected politics, finance, culture and other sectors of the south Korean society.
Its victims include a former "prime minister", lawmaker, part-time worker, lawyer and those who had been forced into sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army.

Due to unreasonable judgments made by the court, many innocent people were arrested and jailed, many of them lost their lives, legitimate political parties and organizations were forcibly dissolved, and human rights, justice and democracy were mercilessly stamped out.

All facts shed light on the disgusting colors of the conservative group of traitors who used even the judicial power symbolic of justice and impartiality as their tool for political suppression and a servant of the regime and indulged themselves in committing illegal acts in a bid to maintain their dictatorial rule and stay in power.

This being a hard fact, Ryang Sung Thae, former president of the Supreme Court who is the principal in the case, and other court authorities are persisting in denial, insisting that they had never engaged in making unreasonable judgments in trials. They are putting the brake on the prosecution's investigation, refusing to submit relevant information to the prosecution.

The last-ditch effort of the conservative evil group is, indeed, as stubborn as mule like this.
Unless all deep-rooted evils are liquidated, the tragedy that injustice prevails over justice and falsity insults truth will repeat in south Korea.

The elimination of the conservatives' deep-rooted evils is the judgment made by history.
The sly artifice of the criminals who seek to calm down the angry public and avoid legal punishment will make the public let loose their burning indignation only.

Civic and social bodies, people from all walks of life and media of south Korea are calling the case "judicial terrorism by the regime against the people".
They are launching strong actions to root out the evils, demanding truth probe, punishment of those involved in the case and reparation for the victims.

The south Korean people will show once again in the spirit of the candlelight resistance which ousted Park Geun Hye group of traitors that the conservative group can never evade the severe punishment by the public. -0-

Rodong Sinmun Blasts Vain Ambition and Prejudice of S. Korean Authorities

Pyongyang, July 20 (KCNA) -- The south Korean authorities of late said on several occasions that they brought about a "great turning point of history" such as the north's participation in the Winter Olympics, the visits of high-level special envoy, south-north summits and the DPRK-U.S. summit out of common understanding that the north's nuclear issue should be settled on the basis of solid south Korea-U.S. alliance. This is misrepresentation of facts and shows that they are brazen-faced enough to admire themselves.

They talked such nonsense that they created an atmosphere of the international support for the settlement of "the north's nuclear issue" through an array of diplomatic steps with neighboring countries. Not content with it, they went the lengths of making impudent remarks that unless the DPRK and the U.S. keep the promise they made before the international community, they "would severely be tried".

Rodong Sinmun Friday says in a commentary that the severity of the situation lies in that it is the deliberate building up of public opinion pursuant to the south side's "state policy", not just the view of some media or scholars, and that the high-ranking authorities came out as key advocates.

One is free to comment on things happening and express one's opinions but one-sided thought and prejudice would cause an unjust result and would be a crime of misrepresenting justice and truth, the commentary says, and goes on:
The situation urges us to again shed light on and analyze the "theory of driver of the Korean peninsula", a theory serving as a foundation of the thinking of the south Korean authorities, ground of their speech and guarantee of their action.

Everyone knows how there was the dispatch of teams with mission for reunification and peace that shook Phyongchang with the thunderous hurrah for reunification in the wake of the appeal made by the illustrious great man on the New Year's Day to make this year an eventful year of great turn to be specially recorded in the nation's history, an appeal that moved the earth and heaven. How was it possible for the world to see the two historic north-south summits in just 29 days that ushered in a new era of independent reunification, peace and prosperity and resulted in all the high-level talks and sub-sector talks and all the undertakings in Kaesong Industrial Zone and Mt Kumgang.

The historic moment when there was the DPRK-U.S. summit in Singapore brought with it a great breakthrough toward another new era, the era of DPRK-U.S. cooperation, breaking away all of sudden their hostile relations.
This stark fact clearly proves how abnormal the south Korean authorities are to come out with the "theory of driver of the Korean peninsula".

The south Korean authorities cry out for implementing the Panmunjom declaration at negotiating talks with us. But they have not yet taken any practical measures for the fundamental improvement of the north-south relations, reading the face of their American masters, thereby leaving important issues between the north and the south permanently pending.

It is a principle clear from the past history that south Korea fails to play the role of even an assistant, to say nothing of the "driver", as it is caught in the evil cycle in which it has to flatter the one only to see the other repelling and in which it has to see the other interfere after it submits to the one.

To make useless "admonition", being seized by the absurd "theory of driver", may cause trouble to the peace process on the Korean peninsula and bring sad results of offering the dishonest forces the opportunity to fish in troubled waters.

The south Korean authorities are wearing a veil of the improvement of the relations because of the public opinion but they fail to discard the improper way of thinking belonging to the era of confrontation.
Tied by the chain of submission and confrontation created by the outdated and ruined conservative forces, the present south Korean authorities fail to make a great set-out in the new starting line of history.

We closely follow the remarks and actions of the south Korean authorities. Sporadic confrontation words heard from authorities of the Unification Ministry are also taken note of.
They must not run amuck at such an important time as now, being hell-bent on meeting their political interests and maintaining their face.

They would be well advised to come to their senses, though belatedly, and not to follow the outsiders but to opt for the road of independent reunification and By Our Nation Itself, as wished by the people.
Herein lies their future. -0-

Japan Should Show Sincerity for Peace: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, June 25 (KCNA) -- With the exception of Japan, the world has hailed the adoption of the joint statement at the DPRK-U.S. summit held for the first time in history and noteworthy changes witnessed in the situation of the Korean Peninsula.

Japan, seized with anxiety about the present situation, is working hard to flee from such bitter reality as passing Japan and calm down the public opinion and mindset at home.
It is evidenced by the fact that Japan decided to stop the civilians' evacuation drill which it has conducted under the pretext of "missile threat" from the DPRK.

The Japanese government announced that it decided to stop "civilians' evacuation drill, set to be conducted in nine prefectures with local self-governing system including Tochigi and Kagawa, from the judgment that there is slim possibility for north Korea to fire a ballistic missile at the present moment."

The evacuation drill should have already been stopped as it was prompted by Japan's sinister intention to incite the anti-DPRK atmosphere and create a climate for turning itself into a military giant.

The Japanese authorities have conducted nearly 70 rounds of national evacuation and information notification drills allegedly under the pretext of "threat" from the DPRK from April last year, including the large-scale evacuation drill in downtown Tokyo for the first time in history which was staged on January 22 when a full-dress session of Diet opened.

Since such drills were conducted without let-up, civic and other organizations in Japan have called for halt to the drills, saying that "the government still creates terror-ridden atmosphere."
It is logic that if Japan truly wants peace, it should do things commensurate with peace.
But the Abe government goes against it.

Over the last five odd years after its coming into power, the Abe government made big stride in turning Japan into a military giant, as evidenced by the adoption of security strategy and the establishment of new state security council in 2013, institution of three principles on the transfer of defense hardware in 2014, the adoption of all-inclusive security legislation in 2015 and the revision of Japan-U.S. agreement on mutual provision of goods and manpower in 2016.

It increased the military spending to the highest level in history in the last six years under the pretext of coping with "threat" from the DPRK. The previous limits of military spending allocation have been surpassed by the crafty method of adding supplementary budget to the military spending.

The chief executive of Japan betrayed his real intention by claiming that the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises should be staged as scheduled even when the issue of the postponement of the exercises was brought up for discussion over the Winter Olympics. Now, he gets the jitters at the discontinuation of the joint military exercises.

Japan should be clearly mindful that if it has not a proper intention on the issue on peace and security, this will result in passing Japan. It should stop the large-scale military exercises and arms buildup for reinvasion, roll back its hostile policy toward the DPRK and liquidate the past so as to show the world its sincerity for peace. -0-

Repatriation of Women Citizens of DPRK Is Urgent Pending Issue: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The truth behind the group abduction of women citizens of the DPRK by the puppet conservative forces of south Korea has been disclosed to touch off a flurry of censure from the public at home and abroad.

The south Korean civic organizations and people from all walks of life demand the authorities' official apology, the assurances for the prevention of recurrence of the similar event, immediate send-back of the women employees and disbandment of the Intelligence Service, and the Bar Association for Democratic Society has taken a legal action of referring those involved in the abduction to the prosecution, saying that "it has been fully disclosed that the women employees of the north were abducted by the Park Geun Hye regime".

With the trend for national reconciliation and peace prevailing in the north-south relations, the families of the victims and other Korean people hold out hope to see their beloved daughters coming back.
National reconciliation and unity are by no means abstract concepts.
The processes of unraveling one by one the tangled issues remaining pending in history and relieving every member of the nation of their pain would be steps toward peace and reunification.

The settlement of humanitarian issues attributable to hideous policy for confrontation with the fellow countrymen pursued by the past conservative regime is a prerequisite.
This would also serve as an important occasion showcasing the sincerity and will of the south Korean authorities for the sustained development of the north-south ties and peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula.

This is the reason why the repatriation of the women citizens of the DPRK draws attention of all the fellow countrymen and the international community, beyond the humanitarian issue.
The atrocities committed by traitor Park Geun Hye who made a mockery of the destinies of the flowering girls and tried to tarnish the image of the dignified DPRK in order to meet her dirty political ambition can never be pardoned.

No one can shun or connive at it.
The concealment of the crime against humanity committed by traitor Park Geun Hye would mean an open denial of the south Korean mindset willing to see the abolition of evils, and a serious crime going against the implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration.
The ambiguous attitude to the send-back of the women citizens of the DPRK would be little short of adding more crime.
A proper step is essential. -0-

Japan Had Better Mind Its Own Plight: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, May 7 (KCNA) -- Over the 3rd inter-Korean summit, Japanese Prime Minister Abe recently talked rubbish that Japan would never be excluded from the process of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and he expects detailed actions for the denuclearization.
His inferiors, conservative media and experts echoed his rubbish, playing down the significance of the north-south summit meeting and talks at Panmunjom and calling for constant pressure on the DPRK.

Now the whole world is viewing the Panmunjom summit as a great event that made a fresh breakthrough for peace and security not only in the Korean peninsula but also in Northeast Asia and other parts of the world and had great impact on the world political trend.
But only Japan is spouting a load of rubbish, being displeased with it. Its ill-behavior, at a time when the atmosphere of reconciliation and peace is being created thanks to the proactive step and sincere efforts of the DPRK, clearly shows the real intention of the political dwarfs seized with anachronistic way of thinking.

Japan should ponder over its behavior and feel ashamed of itself under the present developing situation where a dramatic turn is being made.
Its awful behavior, prompted by its wild ambition for checking the trend of dialogue and peace, only provokes a side-splitting laughter of the world public.

It seems as if Japan tries to show a "hard-line" attitude toward the DPRK.
However, this is no more than a stupid last-ditch effort to give a face-lift to its lost image after being excluded from the settlement of the issue of the Korean peninsula.

Actually, "passing Japan" has become a hot topic of the public across the world.
Experts and analysts are commenting that Japan's loud voice reflects its complicated thought of being marginalized in the settlement of the dialogue-centered issue of the Korean peninsula, adding that Japan told others not to believe north Korea but it could not stem the trend.

Such opinion that it is very pitiful to see Japan left alone despite the rapidly changing situation in Northeast Asia is prevailing in Japan.
"Passing Japan" was caused by Japan itself. The authorities of Japan, who dislike being behind others in the calculation of interests, had better face up to the present situation, though belatedly.
They are resorting to sleight of hand and flattering to get an opportunity for setting their feet on the land of Pyongyang. They should bear in mind that they can never do so if they persist in ill-minded behavior.

It seems that what is urgent for Abe is to allay his concern about his political destiny at stake.
The rate of supporting the Abe Cabinet dropped into 26.7 percent for being involved in high-profile graft revealed one after another but the number of those saying no to it is increasing. Many Japanese are taking to street in protest against Abe who was branded as "mastermind of scandals" and "liar."
Japan had better mind its own plight, instead of going against the trend of times. -0-

KCNA Commentary on S. Korean Authorities' Seeking Confrontation in League with Conservatives

Pyongyang, April 4 (KCNA) -- There has been another farce of confrontation with the DPRK in south Korea at a time when there are increasing support and expectation of the public for the improvement of the north-south ties.

On the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the sinking of "Cheonan" ship, there was a "ceremony to mark the day of defending the West Sea" with the attendance of "government" officials including the prime minister, ruling and opposition party politicians and the U.S. forces commander in south Korea, and more than 10 warships went about in the East Sea of Korea, fanning up the atmosphere for confrontation with the DPRK.

Such rhetoric as "threat" and "atrocities" and ill-boding calls for "firmly defending the West Sea despite the phase for the improvement of the south-north ties" and "keeping security tight even though there is hope for settlement of peace" were heard from those events, shocking the people.
This is an intolerable confrontational racket going against the north-south dialogue and reconciliation phase and a provocative act openly slandering and threatening the dialogue partner.

The criminal nature of the "Cheonan" ship sinking has already been revealed and the truth behind it is being proven through the study by lots of experts and scholars and testimonies made by those concerned with the case.
Even the typical conservative media Chosun Ilbo clarified that it is natural for the public not to trust the "investigation results" made public by the government, adding the truth about "Cheonan" is bound to be exposed over time, and everyone has to be serious before the truth beyond political faction and ideal if one does not want to have one's head lowered in shame at the moment of judgment.

What is clear is that the Cheonan case was a hideous plot deliberately hatched by the pro-U.S. conservative regime to escalate confrontation with the fellow countrymen.
The present south Korean authorities calling for abolition of evil is keeping holding anti-DPRK confrontational farce as part of its anachronistic acts to use it for escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen. How can it be viewed as a proper stand toward dialogue.

After the creation of the phase for reconciliation and dialogue between the north and the south, dishonest confrontational act of faulting the DPRK have been observed one after another in south Korea.
What's more, far from making efforts to contribute to the atmosphere of national reconciliation and unity as unanimously demanded by the public at home and abroad, the south Korean authorities joined the chorus of the conservatives. This makes us skeptical about their true intention.

What is the true intention sought by them in pursuing confrontation while going in cahoots with the conservatives?
The south Korean authorities have to make this clear.
Continued abuse of the smear campaign for escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen, going against the trend of the times for national reconciliation and peace and prosperity can not but be viewed as a sinister intention to make the relations between the north and the south those of hostility and confrontation in which they can never get reconciled.

The double-dealing attitude will only hamper the smooth development of the north-south ties.
The south Korean authorities had better remember that it may find themselves in trouble should they continue such frivolous act at such a crucial moment as now. -0-

KCNA Commentary Urges Japan to Face up to Trend of Times

Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries are desperately inciting the atmosphere for sanctions and pressure on the DPRK, much upset by the ever-changing trend of the situation.
The Japan Times on March 7 said that Japan is most embarrassed under the prevailing situation, detailing the fact that the Abe group is calling for ratcheting up the pressure on the DPRK and claiming that the sanctions are proving effective.

Their stereo-typed rhetoric about "sanctions and pressure" is nothing but rubbish ignorant of the developments.
This is just the last-ditch struggling aimed to reverse the trend of the times made by the islanders who have fished in troubled waters by aggravating the situation on the Korean peninsula.

The Japanese reactionaries have always taken the lead in executing their U.S. master's policy of "maximum pressure".
The prime minister, foreign minister and other high-ranking politicians were all set in motion to solicit cooperation for putting pressure on the DPRK in the international arena and they meddled in the affairs of others, going shameless to ruin the feast of the Korean nation.

But the racket for sanctions and pressure which was pushed forward with much effort has already gone flat.
Japan, which clamored for monitoring the "sea smuggling activities" of the DPRK, tried to inveigle other countries while calling for "sharing burden" and "sharing monitoring". But no country is responding to it.

Japan zealously called for "strong solidarity among Japan, U.S. and south Korea" and "close cooperation" as regards the DPRK issue, but it faced only serious concern over estrangement of Japan.
Still now, the Japanese reactionaries are making a shrill cry demanding "sanctions and pressure on the DPRK", indicative of their extreme uneasiness over their frustration.

The situation is making a rapid change.
Now is a high time that Japan meditated over its policy toward the DPRK, facing up to the trend of the times for itself.
We have already warned that the Japanese reactionaries may not get a ticket for Pyongyang if they go ill-natured without discretion.
It would be wise for them to stop useless struggling and follow the trend of the times, before it is too late. -0-

Steadfast Is Our Will to Protect Peace: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, February 26 (KCNA) -- The international community has praised respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un for steering the situation on the Korean Peninsula with his steadfast will to protect peace and achieve the independent national reunification.

Recently the Brazilian newspaper Tera and the Indonesian newspaper Jakarta Post, reporting about Kim Jong Un's revolutionary activities, said that he called for stirring up the atmosphere for reconciliation and dialogue and gave an instruction to take practical steps for improvement of the north-south relations when the U.S. and other countries hostile toward the DPRK pressed for "maximum pressure and sanctions".

ANI of India, Press TV Broadcasting of Iran, the Singaporean newspaper Straits Times, the Romanian newspaper Agerpres and other foreign media vied with each other to report about his noble patriotic intention and wise guidance.
This is the high praise for the great guardian of independence and justice and a fair appreciation of the DPRK's consistent and principled, peace-loving stand.

To improve the north-south relations and ensure durable peace on the Korean Peninsula is an urgent demand of our nation and an indispensable prerequisite to national reunification.
The DPRK has always worked hard to this end and preserved peace and security on this land by smashing every reckless nuclear war move of the U.S. with strong war deterrence.

This year there opened a dramatic opportunity of turn for peace, stability and reunification of the Korean Peninsula. This is a historic event attributable to the noble patriotism of the peerlessly great man and his will to achieve national reunification and protect peace.

The respected Supreme Leader in his New Year Address set forth the policy for great turn in the north-south relations and took proactive steps for its implementation one after another, thus providing a turning phase for national reunification.

Now the international community admires the fact that the north-south relations entered the phase of reconciliation, unity and detente from unprecedented catastrophe, hoping that such atmosphere will last.
However, as seen in the reality, the U.S. and other outsiders responsible for the division of the Korean nation are displeased with the improvement of the inter-Korean relations, making desperate efforts to turn the peaceful atmosphere on the Korean Peninsula back to confrontation and war.

No matter how desperately the separatist forces at home and abroad may try, they can never break the will of our nation to advance along the road of reunification, peace and prosperity.
We will bravely overcome all the adversities of history by concerted efforts of the nation and more vigorously struggle for durable peace on the Korean Peninsula and national reunification. -0-

KCNA Commentary Slams Vicious Farce of Trump Group

Pyongyang, February 18 (KCNA) -- The Trump group has become extremely embarrassed by the atmosphere for inter-Korean reconciliation daily mounting as occasioned by the 23rd Winter Olympics.
A typical example is the "possibility of defection" of our personnel dispatched to the south which is given much publicity through U.S. media.

CNN and CBS of the U.S. reported that more than 500 north Koreans are staying in south Korea, "better-off and free", and the north side authorities are closely monitoring them because of the possibility of their "defection" during the Olympics.
They even said that north Korean athletes attempted "defection" in the middle of international games in the past, adding if the similar thing happens, the north can not but be embarrassed and the south side authorities may be put in an awkward situation.

By putting into use the defectors of sportsperson and artiste origin, they went vicious to shake the pure minds of our people through such rhetoric as "round-the-clock surveillance" and "the first look at the rich and democratic neighbor".

The rubbish made by CNN and CBS is a hideous anti-DPRK farce being orchestrated at the instruction and under the manipulation by the Trump group including the Central Intelligence Agency, upset by the present north-south relations wrapped by enthusiasm for reconciliation and unity.

In his recent "state of the union address", Trump viciously slandered the DPRK while raising "human rights issue". Not content with it, he met "defectors from the north", and the vice-president visiting south Korea took human scum to the "Warship Cheonan Memorial" where he made vituperation against the DPRK, shocking the world.

The wild act of the Trump group keen on turning the Olympics, symbol of peace, into a theatre for confrontation with the DPRK would only reveal its dirty nature as the kingpin of plot-breeding.
The Trump group bluffed about "calm before storm" and "fire and fury". Now it is using such human scum for the petty scheme.

Tragic is that the Trump group is going reckless, not realizing the transparent faith of the Korean people in socialism which can never be imitated, their mental power based on single-minded unity and the Koreans' strong desire for improved north-south ties and reunification.
The Trump group had better not exhaust themselves, giving up the pipe dream of "collapse of the system in the north" which can never come true.

It has to bear in mind that the south Koreans and all other Koreans see through the dirty nature of the U.S. as a cancer-like entity standing in the way of peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula in its perverse and obstructive acts of chilling the efforts for the improvement of the north-south ties.
The U.S. must no longer go arrogant to interfere in the internal affairs of the Korean nation. -0-

KCNA Commentary Accuses U.S. of Disturbing Repair of Inter-Korean Relations

Pyongyang, February 4 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is working hard to check the trend of national reconciliation and unity created with much effort on the Korean peninsula.
High-ranking officials of the White House, Department of State, Department of Defense, CIA and Congress are spouting rubbish every day.
They are saying "Olympics should never be a ground for north Korea's social system propaganda", crying out for "tightening sanctions and pressure on north Korea in order not to be deprived of the initiative in handling the issue of the Korean peninsula."

Against this backdrop, the U.S. announced on Jan. 24 that it would independently impose additional sanctions upon the DPRK. Next day the under secretary of Treasury flied to south Korea to urge it to maintain thoroughgoing cooperation in imposing sanctions "upon the north."
The U.S. also sponsored meetings with those concerned of south Korean diplomacy and defense one after another, where it stressed the need for them to lead the north-south dialogue to the one for denuclearization.

It invited high-ranking security officials of Chongwadae and the military of south Korea to the U.S. to discuss the issue of intensifying "military cooperation" against the DPRK.
It massively brought nuclear aircraft carrier strike groups and nuclear strategic bombers to the Korean peninsula and its vicinity. It is asserting that it is to resume the U.S.-south Korea joint military drills right after the Winter Olympics. It staged a flying corps strike drill targeting the DPRK in league with the Japan Air "Self-Defense Force."

All facts go to clearly prove that the U.S. is getting crazy to chill the atmosphere of improving north-south relations created by positive measures and proactive role of the DPRK.
If the U.S. truly supports and welcomes the north-south dialogue, there is no need for it to malignantly slander the DPRK's participation in the Winter Olympics on the international arena and to invite the south Korean diplomatic and security officials who are "busy with preparations for the Olympics" to the U.S. one after another to force its ill intention on them.

It is the sinister design of the U.S. to make the north and the south stand in confrontation eternally and create constant tensions on the Korean peninsula from the calculation that the better peace environment on the peninsula makes the U.S. lose its justification for igniting a nuclear war against the DPRK and puts the brakes on its drive for carrying out the strategy for dominating Asia.

The situation shows that smooth development of the north-south relations can never be expected but peace and stability on the Korean peninsula are gravely threatened as long as the U.S. persists in carrying out its sinister purpose and interference.

All Koreans should heighten their vigilance against the U.S. aggression and interference to bring the disaster of a fratricidal war and a nuclear war to this land, contrary to the trend of the times. They should foil the U.S. moves by dint of the national unity. -0-

KCNA Commentary on Japan's Deeds of Hindering Improved Inter-Korean Ties

Pyongyang, January 24 (KCNA) -- When the whole world is raising voices of support and welcome for the detente on the Korean Peninsula, a country is disturbing this atmosphere, as much displeased with the positive development as the U.S.
It is Japan criticized as a political dwarf for its narrow-minded way of thinking.

Since the moment the reconciliation phase was opened between the north and the south of Korea the Abe group including Foreign Minister Kono, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga, Defense Minister Onodera stressed "the need not to make the dialogue for the mere sake of dialogue" and emphasized "there should be no change in the readymade principle that north Korea should be led to policy switchover through maximum pressure."
Prime Minister Abe, in particular, resorted to ill-boding remarks tarnishing the image of the DPRK, saying "north Korea threatens Europe as a whole" during his visit to some European countries.

This is a sordid and vicious move to chill the atmosphere for reconciliation, with a warped mind over the trend for the improvement of the north-south ties created by the proactive measure taken by the DPRK.
Japan has never uttered words favorable for the DPRK as it has extreme hostility and inveterate repugnancy toward the DPRK.
But what can not be unnoticed is the recent act more mischievous than before being done by the high-ranking authorities of Japan going around different parts of the world at a time when a drastic turn is being effected in the north-south ties.

It is the bad habit of the islanders to foster discord and disharmony among the Korean nation and fish in troubled waters while keeping the Korean nation from getting reconciled and united.
Clear is the aim sought by Japan in kicking up the racket for pressure on the DPRK.

Whenever the DPRK took legitimate measures for self-defense, Japan raised a hue and cry and used them as opportunities for realizing its ambition for turning itself into a military giant. No wonder, Japan is displeased with the on-going atmosphere for the overhaul of the north-south ties.
The reason is that if the north-south relations thaw and the atmosphere of peace is created on the Korean peninsula, its exercise of the "right to collective self-defense" and the retrogressive revision of constitution can lose their pretexts and its ambition for overseas expansion can end up in failure.

Japan's acts of deliberately chilling the atmosphere for dialogue and improvement of relations between the north and the south of Korea would only disclose their true intention against the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
What's more, its act of begging for cooperation for sanctions and pressure on the DPRK and calling for the latter's policy switchover is just nothing but a nonsensical sleeping talk.

Now is a high time that Japan faced up to the trend of the times and made a switchover in its policy toward the DPRK.
Japan should understand that the more it goes mischievous to spray ash over the feast table of others, the greater sins it will add to its past hideous crimes and the stronger the Korean nation's anti-Japan sentiment will grow. -0-

KCNA Commentary on U.S. Moves Mischievous to Koreans' Happy Event

Pyongyang, January 13 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is showing the sign of moving its sea and air forces massively to and around the Korean peninsula.
After announcing on the deployment of Japan-based nuclear carrier Ronald Reagan and U.S. mainland-based nuclear carrier Carl Vinson in waters off the Korean peninsula on Jan. 5, the U.S. is trumpeting about dispatch of nuclear carrier Stennis into the west Pacific waters.

It has also let three landing copter flotilla--WASP, Bonhome Richard and America capable of landing one division-strong U.S. marines in areas of the DPRK in case of emergency--change its preset courses and sail toward the Korean Peninsula.
It is reported that seven U.S. air force bases in south Korea and Japan now house a great number of fighters and troops with various missions that came from the U.S. mainland, facing a "glut".

This mischievous behavior is aimed to chill the hard-won atmosphere for improving the ties between the north and the south of Korea and ruin the nation's great event, and it constitutes an intolerable challenge to the unanimous desire and wish of the public at home and abroad for detente and peace on the peninsula.

Whenever the north and south made dialogues and contacts and there showed the sign of improving the ties, the U.S. worked with bloodshot eyes to check it.
When the historic July 4 joint statement was made public to raise the enthusiasm for reunification all across the 3, 000-ri land of Korea, the U.S. instigated the south Korean authorities to cook up "two Koreas" and when the north-south ties made significant progress following the publication of the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration, the U.S. also obstructed it, being displeased with it.

The U.S. nature of standing against reunification remains unchanged.
This time, it outwardly voiced "support" for the north-south dialogues but in fact, it introduced huge aggression troops to and around the Korean Peninsula in its design to prevent the north-south ties from making improvement.

The south Korean media and experts comment that, when taking the sailing speed of Carl Vinson into account, it is estimated to enter the waters off the Korean Peninsula toward the end of January or early in February just before the opening of Phyongchang Olympics, adding that it is extremely unusual to see three nuclear carrier task forces amassed in waters off the peninsula at a time, with Ronald Reagan already deployed in Japan.

All these moves of the U.S. remind one of a wolf scrolling outside a banqueting house, and they become a good target for Hwasong artillerymen of the DPRK who have put Guam and even the U.S. mainland in their striking range.

All the Koreans should clearly see through the sinister intention and the aggression nature of the U.S. and staunchly fight against the reckless arms buildup moves of the U.S. and its attempt at a war against the north. -0-

KCNA Commentary on U.S. Talk about "Use of Non-lethal Weapons" against DPRK

Pyongyang, December 19 (KCNA) -- U.S. media recently spread a story about the development of microwave weapons targeted on the rockets of the DPRK.
NBC News and CNN reported that the White House discussed the use of microwave weapon on trial in order to neutralize the nuclear weaponry of the DPRK in August last.

With regard to this, a spokesman for the U.S. Air Force Institute stressed that if a war with the DPRK breaks out, such weapon will paralyze the electronic circuits of its rockets and prevent them from firing and that such action will never require any blitz nor cause casualties on the part of the enemy side.

The keynote of the above-said claim is that the U.S. can destroy the DPRK's ICBMs capable of striking the whole U.S. territory in their launching bases and it is to ignite a "humanitarian war" by use of non-lethal weapons.
Its noisy talk about "war" is not surprising as Trump once cried out for totally destroying the DPRK. But it is something which cannot be overlooked that it has put up the card of non-lethal weapon use all of a sudden.

Now Americans are getting vocal in their opposition to the use of force against the DPRK with their increasing fear and uneasiness of being exposed to the attack by its nuclear forces which have put the whole U.S. territory in their strike range.
This troubles the Trump administration and war maniacs of the U.S. military who are pining hope on the use of force, obsessed with megalomania.

Against this backdrop, they raised the issue of non-lethal weapon development to calm down the anti-war sentiments of the public at home and abroad and to justify their scenario for igniting a war against the DPRK.
It is just red herring to cover up their bloody imperialist acts of war against humanity and civilization.

On Nov. 30 the U.S. Department of Defense issued a statement that it would lift the ban on the use of cluster bomb internationally recognized as WMD, asserting it is "badly needed for maintaining strong military muscle" and remains a "safe weapon."
A cluster bomb sends out smaller bombs when it explodes to cause mass destruction. Its use is banned by an international treaty.

The above-said decision betrays the true colors of the U.S. which is touting a "humanitarian war without victims on the part of the enemy side."
In the final analysis, the U.S. talk about "use of non-lethal weapon" is just sophism to create public impression that the second Korean war, a global thermonuclear war, will be safe and thus secure a justification for provoking the war.

The U.S., employing all sorts of trickery to provoke a fresh war, is just the wrecker of global peace and security.
The U.S. moves once again prove the necessity and justice of the DPRK's measures for bolstering its war deterrent.
The international community should heighten their vigilance against the U.S. sinister moves to plunge the world into a crucible of war. -0-

Mendicant Diplomacy Will Bring Nothing but Derision and Ill Fame: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, October 28 (KCNA) -- The puppet Foreign Ministry and Unification Ministry of south Korea are working hard to elicit "international cooperation for sanctions and pressure" on the DPRK.
Foreign Minister Kang Kyong Hwa during her visit to Belgium and France met their foreign ministers and the high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy where she cried out for "taking the north to the negotiations for denuclearization through concerted sanctions and pressure by the international community" and requested for "sanctions and pressure on the north".

Meanwhile, Unification Minister Jo Myong Gyun at international conferences like "2017 Korean Peninsula International Forum" asked the countries around the world to take an active part in putting sanctions and pressure on the DPRK, claiming "the north's nuclear issue has become an outstanding issue concerned by the whole world" and "the north's nuclear issue must be solved through close international cooperation based on strong security".

This is the last-ditch effort of the U.S.-reared rabid dogs taken aback by the tremendous might of the DPRK's state nuclear force.
Stooges have to follow in the footsteps of their masters, regardless of their war moves or sanctions and pressure, while chiming in with them.
Not only the international community but Americans are critical of the U.S., saying that "sanctions will not work" and "sanctions are not the way of settling the issue". Even the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds that Trump has to take his hands off the north Korean issue.

The south Koreans held up candlelight again, contending that "nothing fundamental has changed except president and ministers after the candlelight demonstrations" as they pursue the hostile policy toward the DPRK of Trump who said that "even if a war breaks out, it will be fought on the Korean peninsula and even though thousands are killed, they will be there."

The situation of the puppet forces gets all the more deplorable as they are trying hard to curry favor with their mad master, without any clear principle or sense of judging the situation.
The puppet forces ask for "putting sanctions and pressure" here and there, even though they are derided as Trump's poodle dog, far from being sympathized by the world people. This reminds one of the despicable appearance of a beggar.
The dogs filial to the U.S. begged for support for stifling the fellow countrymen only to get derision, insult and cold-shoulder.

The puppet forces seized by sycophancy toward the U.S. and confrontation with the fellow countrymen should clearly understand that it is little short of trying to empty the sea to attempt to bring down the DPRK through "sanctions and pressure".
They will only get the ill-fame of modern-day traitor of 1905 if they go reckless to prolong their remaining days through sycophancy and treachery, while failing to understand what guarantees peace and security of the Korean peninsula and what the fundamental interests of the nation is.

The coteries of the south Korean puppet Foreign Ministry and Unification Ministry had better not run amuck, if they do not want to face the same miserable fate as Yun Pyong Se and Hong Yong Phyo who were thrown into the garbage ground of history together with traitor Park Geun Hye for their frantic moves for imposing sanctions and pressure on the DPRK. -0-

KCNA Commentary Derides S. Korean Regime's Impudent Story about "Party Responsible for Korean Peninsula Issue"

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- The puppet Unification Ministry of south Korea is trumpeting about "leading the north into nuclear abandonment" while citing the story about "party responsible for the Korean peninsula issue".

In a report about the "National Assembly inspection of administration" the ministry stressed the need to "promote the fundamental and peaceful settlement of the north's nuclear issue" as a "key party" concerned with the Korean peninsula issue. It also called for "channeling main efforts into leading the north into a negotiating table for the denuclearization through powerful sanctions and pressure".

This rhetoric about the "party responsible for the Korean peninsula issue" is utterly ridiculous as they are stooges devoid of any qualifications.
There is no place for the puppet forces to meddle as regards the Korean peninsula issue as it is an issue between the DPRK and the U.S. which was caused by the U.S. hostile policy and nuclear threat and blackmail toward the DPRK.

Even though they have no excuses or justifications to poke their nose, the puppet forces are talking about "key role" and "responsible party", only to glaringly disclose their deplorable situation as puppet forces and colonial stooges and their confrontational nature.

The puppet forces are no more than cannon fodder for the U.S.
The U.S. is talking much about "alliance" but in fact, it is cold shouldering the puppet forces.
The puppet forces are having a headache over the controversial view about "negligence of south Korea" getting louder within themselves.
They are only disregarded and left out alone, even though they made efforts to draw water into Trump's nuclear war mill.

The puppet forces hardly taking their place in relations with the U.S. are trumpeting about the story about "party responsible for the Korean peninsula issue". This clumsy gimmick is just a revised version of the worn-out story about "driver of the Korean peninsula".

Whenever the U.S. defense secretary or president make foreign trips the puppet forces are only concerned about which country they drop first and for how long they stay in south Korea in a bid to size up the position of south Korea and to earn popularity. Such puppet forces are claiming playing a "key role" in settling the Korean peninsula issue. This is a foolish act unaware of one's own situation.

Furthermore, they are trying to "lead the DPRK into denuclearization dialogue" through sanctions and pressure, while daring to find fault with the nuclear deterrence built by the fellow countrymen for the security and peace of the nation. This is an act of treachery bereft of even an iota of sense of national independence and elementary reason.

It is ridiculous for the puppet unification ministry to think of sitting together with the DPRK even though it takes the lead in going against the improvement of the north-south relations and destroying peace and security on the Korean peninsula.
They are dreaming of putting the nuclear issue on the north-south negotiating table and realizing "denuclearization dialogue" through sanctions and pressure. But this is a pipe dream.

One earns one's own treatment.
The south Korean authorities had better stop getting on the nerves of the DPRK, rather than making rubbish about "party responsible for the Korean peninsula issue" or following Trump running headlong into disaster, if they want to do something helpful for the solution of the Korean peninsula issue. -0-

U.S. Is Not Qualified to Talk about Global Peace, Security and Civilization: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, October 15 (KCNA) -- Recently the U.S. decided to withdraw from UNESCO under the pretexts of its dues worth hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars it has not paid until now and the UNESCO's increasing voices denouncing Israel.
The director-general of the UNESCO expressed disappointment at the U.S. decision, and envoys of different countries condemned it as rubbish aimed at pressurizing the body.

The U.S. had withdrawn from the organization in 1984, complaining about its discussion on the issue of establishing the fair international information and communication order and signed up for the body again in 2003.
When Palestine joined UNESCO in 2011, the U.S. reacted to it, not paying its dues on the pretext of its domestic law which banned the financial backing for organizations recognizing Palestine as a state.

The U.S. made a decision on withdrawing from the UNESCO in the wake of its exit from the Paris Agreement for protecting global environment. This is the height of the extreme U.S.-style egoism and arrogance as it does not mind sacrificing the global peace and civilization for its own interests.
Such acts of the U.S. have become all the more expressive after Trump, whose belief is money, took office.

The Trump group is mulling denying the payment of dues to the UN which it has used as a tool for hegemonism and imposing the payment on other member states. On June 1, it ruthlessly violated the Paris Agreement, the fruit of the common efforts of the international community to preserve global environment.

When the U.S., an arch criminal of wrecking global environment, announced it would withdraw from the agreement, the international community branded its move as an "act surpassing the toxic gas atrocities by Hitler" and a "crime to annihilate humankind by making the whole green planet a room filled with toxic gas."

The Trump administration often trumpets about the issues of the international donations that they are "money contributed by the U.S. to the world" and "the U.S. enriches the world at the sacrifice of its industry" but it is nothing but a trick to cover up its nature as a brigandish empire which has plundered the world by abusing its specified political and economic status and to calm down the backlash of the international community.
The U.S. decision on a departure from UNESCO was made on an extension of such moves.

Now the international community unanimously condemns the U.S. for going in and out of UNESCO, a UN agency whose noble mission is to build a peaceful and civilized world by boosting the international cooperation in education, science, culture and other fields, at will in its own selfish interests.

The U.S. always revels in war and massacre around the world and is disturbing it while threatening and blackmailing other countries. This time it withdrew from UNESCO, utterly depriving itself of any justification to talk about global peace, security and civilization.

The Yankee logic of hegemony that everything should exist for it and be prey to it will no more get through to man with sound thinking ability in the era of independence as the theory is a pipedream and anachronistic sophism.
The crazy ideology and forces harassing world peace and civilization and threatening human existence must be eliminated from the world of human civilization, and from this planet. This is our stand.

All the countries of the world desirous of independence, justice, peace and development should never tolerate the U.S. high-handed and arbitrary practices by which it perpetrates all bullying acts under the slogan of "America first". -0-

Sanctions and Pressure on DPRK Are War Acts: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, October 9 (KCNA) -- Sophism describing the U.S. frantic sanctions and pressure on the DPRK that have reached the extremes as "peaceful and diplomatic" solution is widespread in the international arena.

The state and defense secretaries, the national security adviser of the White House, the ambassador to the UN and other U.S. government authorities are justifying the U.S. anti-DPRK sanctions and pressure as peaceful and diplomatic actions, while claiming before the international community that "the diplomatic solution to the nuclear issue of the DPRK is a goal" and "sanctions and pressure are the best option for peaceful solution".
This is the height of Yankee-style impudence and sheer sophism.

As universally recognized, the "sanctions resolutions" against the DPRK which the U.S. imperialists and their followers cooked up in succession by abusing the UN are a hideous economic terrorist act which totally blockaded levers directly linked with the people's livelihood, to say nothing of external economic relations of the country.

The U.S. ferocious unilateral sanctions moves aimed at ordinary economic and trade activities of companies of other countries having dealings with the DPRK and its pressure to cut off diplomatic relations with the DPRK have aroused serious concern and rebuff of the international community.

The political and economic sanctions and pressure moves aimed to totally stamp out the sovereignty and the rights to existence and development of a sovereign state are little short of an act of military aggression and war as they are the execution of the barbarous and unethical DPRK policy pursued by the U.S. chief executive crying out for total destruction of the DPRK.

The London Treaty on definition of aggression and the UN General Assembly resolution 3314 and a series of international treaties and resolutions clearly stipulate it as an act of aggression and a breach of international law to encroach upon the sovereignty and the economic independence of other countries and to take steps of putting economic pressure for threatening the basic economic line of a country and to mount economic blockade against other countries.

The description of the racket of sanctions against the DPRK as "peaceful and diplomatic solution" is a deception to cover up their illegal act tantamount to a war crime and lead other countries to "cooperation" and an open mockery of the international community.

Senior researcher of Oxford University Tom in an article contributed to homepage of the institute for U.S. policy studies on September 25 said that one can not but be skeptical about the existence of anything like diplomacy in U.S. administration, stressing there are nothing more than Trump's repeated bluff like "fire and fury" and "total destruction" and Haley's frantic and ear-rending threat at the UN Security Council.

The U.S. vicious attempt to blockade the DPRK in all directions, strangle the economy of the country, destroy the people's livelihood and force the DPRK to disarm itself and put the country under its control with the nuclear weapons can never be realized.

The DPRK has in its possession everything it can including nuclear weapons. It will be a serious miscalculation to think that the DPRK will just remain cross-armed in the face of the increasing threat of aggression and war and sanctions and pressure moves of the U.S. and the hostile forces.

The moves for putting sanctions and pressure on the DPRK will only arouse the Korean people into action and harden their strong will to settle accounts with the U.S. to put an end to the centuries-old confrontation with it.
The nuclear force of the DPRK for self-defence built with much effort will keep to the path of justice to defend the sovereignty and the rights to existence and development of the country. -0-

U.S. Is to Blame for Aggravated Situation of Korean Peninsula; KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, September 18 (KCNA) -- The world opinion asserts the justice of the DPRK's access to nuclear weapons at a time when it has become the focus of attention.
The director of the Swedish Institute for Security and Development Policy, at the press conference with the Swedish television, noted that the DPRK has faced a constant threat from the U.S. and it was a wise choice to have decided on developing nuclear weapons.

French website "Rupture Presse" said in an article that the DPRK's nuclear test wasn't a violation of international law as it withdrew from the NPT.
The article went on:

The DPRK tried to strike a peace accord with the U.S. to assure its security after the Korean War but the latter has turned a deaf ear to it for nearly half a century. Attempt to improve the DPRK-U.S. relations always "failed" due to the U.S. opposition. The DPRK came to a conclusion that the only way for escaping from the threat of aggression is to have access to nuclear deterrent and that's why the DPRK's access to practical and operational missiles tipped with nuclear warheads is the key to deterring outsiders from invasion and stabilizing the situation.

The Indian paper Hindustan Times said Trump pursues sanctions and pressure from which his predecessors had already suffered a flop and in fact they are regarded as war action because they are all-out economic blockade of the DPRK.

The former professor at Dallas university of the U.S. said that sanctions which the U.S. used as a main tool to effect its foreign policy, are in fact a war action tantamount to dropping bombs over the heads of the people.

A Russian expert asserted that crisis historically occurred owing to the joint military drills staged by south Korea and the U.S. and, in a nutshell, the main blame falls on the U.S. and south Korea.

British newspaper Daily Star, U.S. media Politico and other world media expressed concern over the fact that the U.S. is sending its cutting-edge military hardware to the Korean peninsula to step up its military muscle-flexing under the pretext of the DPRK's ICBM-ready H-bomb test.

What led to the DPRK's access to nuclear weapons? Who is chiefly to blame for the terrible situation on the peninsula which has reached an impasse today?
World media and experts have offered answers to this question.

The reality has proved the DPRK was entirely just when it has taken a series of toughest measures to defend itself from the U.S. constant military threat and moves of aggression.
The further the U.S. pursues military standoff with the DPRK, the worse its position will get.
Unless the U.S. renounces its anachronistic hostile policy and nuclear threat and blackmail toward the DPRK, the DPRK will more loudly beat the drum of victory declaring the ruin to the U.S. imperialists. -0-

Military Hysteria of Sworn Enemies of Korea Will Invite Self-destruction: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, August 30 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is going busy, in alignment with Japan.
At a U.S.-Japan security consultative committee meeting in Washington they issued a "joint statement" the keynote of which is the provision of the extended deterrence of the U.S. to Japan and the cooperation in military pressure on the DPRK pursuant to Japan's expansion of defence capabilities.

In Japan the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff was closeted with the chairman of the Joint Staff Council of Japan' "Self-Defense Forces" over the issue of the deployment of the U.S. Aegis missile defence system in Japan.
Washington and Tokyo show increased military collusion as evidenced by actual actions like joint military exercises by the U.S. marines and the Japan ground SDF and the joint air exercises simulating the emergency on the Korean peninsula by the U.S. air SDF and the U.S. air force in Hokkaido.

This shows the collusion of the sworn enemies of the DPRK aimed to realize without fail the ambition for the invasion of the DPRK, and a dangerous military action to push the tense situation in the peninsula and the region to the touch-and-go war phase.

Recently the U.S. and Japan have put spurs to increasing military expenditure and bolstering military capabilities, and all kinds of their strategic assets have been assembled on the Korean peninsula and in Northeast Asia.
The U.S.-Japan nexus under the pretext of "the nuclear and missile threats from the DPRK" reminds one of the days early in the last century when the brigandish "Katsura-Taft agreement" was fabricated and fierce moves were taken for the invasion of Korea.

What remains unchanged despite the change of the times and replacement of generations is the U.S. and Japan's deep-rooted ambition for invasion of Korea.
The reason that they are tightening military nexus is to hold junior "ally" under tighter control and use it as a shock brigade in executing the strategy toward Asia and in realizing the strategy for dominating the world.
Crafty Japan is seeking to attain its strategic goal with the help of the U.S.

Taking the increased tension on the Korean peninsula as a "good opportunity" for realizing the constitutional revision and the ambition for emerging a military giant, Japan has now come out with its sleeves rolled up in supporting its master's anti-DPRK war moves while vociferating about the "threat from the north".

Their military nexus has become a serious threat to peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.
Tragic is that they are still unaware of the fact that such an act is little short of stepping deeper into the optical sight of the DPRK and accelerating self-destruction.
They should not be forgotten that the DPRK's toughest countermeasures include a warning to Japan going wild, being unaware of its imminent destruction, not just to the U.S. seriously threatening the sovereignty and the right to existence of the DPRK.
The U.S. and Japan had better be thoughtful over the DPRK's warning. -0-

DPRK Will Never Step Back from Road of Justice: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and other hostile forces, taken aback by the powerful might of the DPRK's nuclear force, challenged it through the harshest sanctions and pressure and provocative moves.
On August 6, the U.S. framed up "sanctions resolution" 2371 by abusing the name of the UNSC, branding the DPRK's ICBM test-launch as a "threat to global peace and security." Meanwhile, it is running amuck, uttering imprudent remarks for military option against the DPRK.

This is a wanton violation of the sovereignty of the DPRK and another provocation to it as it is a product of the U.S. heinous hostile policy toward the DPRK to stifle the ideology, social system and people in the DPRK.

The U.S. is the sworn enemy of the Korean nation as it has incurred the bitter grudge upon the nation hard to be settled through centuries.
From long ago, the U.S. regarded invasion of Korea, gate to the Asian continent, as the important key for implementing the strategy for world domination. It artificially divided Korea, which is neither a war criminal nor the defeated in the Second World War, and unhesitatingly committed the most monstrous crimes unprecedented in history.

The U.S., from its gangster-like nature not to allow the existence of the DPRK, has cooked up a lot of illegal anti-DPRK "sanctions resolutions" and increased them while resorting to the nuclear threats and blackmail to it.
It is the instinct of human being to protect himself or herself from the attack of brutes and it is a righteous step to defend the safety of each nation and security of its country from the aggression of outsiders.

The DPRK took the option of having access to the strongest nuclear force to defend its sovereignty and the right to existence of the nation from the highhanded and arbitrary practices of the U.S.
By taking the option the DPRK declared an end to the gangster-like logic and Yankee-style way of existence that all the countries on the earth should be colonies serving the U.S. interests or fall victim to the U.S.

Now standing before the "only superpower in the world" are the heroic people of Juche Korea, who created the legendary war victory by shattering the myth of "mightiness" of the U.S. imperialists with rifles 60 odd years ago. Today they have the most powerful strategic weapons, Juche weapons with the U.S. mainland in their striking range.

It is a foolish calculation for the U.S. to think that its mainland would be safe across the ocean.
The more "sanctions resolutions" aimed at depriving the DPRK of its sovereignty and rights to existence and development would only stir up the hatred of the Korean army and people toward the gangster-like U.S. and harden their will to retaliate against it thousand times.
The way out for the DPRK is to bolster up the state nuclear force, and the DPRK will never step back even an inch from the road of justice chosen by itself, no matter what others may say. -0-

KCNA Commentary on Germany's Double-faced Behavior on Security Issue

Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- Recently the Bundestag of Germany examined the issue of possessing nuclear deterrence common to Europe and came to conclusion that it was possible from a legal point of view, according to reports.

The Polish online magazine W Prost quoted a U.S. media report on July 6, saying that the Bundestag of Germany examined the issue of European countries of jointly possessing nuclear deterrence by the way of hiring out the nukes of France or UK, nuclear weapons states in Europe, and concluded that it is lawful and practically possible when adopting a relevant law.
If this is true, Germany recognizes, though belatedly, that security of Europe should be protected by Europe itself and the fullest guarantee for security is to possess nuclear deterrence.

European countries, most of them being member nations of NATO, largely depend on the U.S. in defence and security fields.
These days conflict between EU and the U.S. is aggravating after the Trump administration demanded increased expense for defence of NATO members and EU security policy is changing.

The European Commission president said in a lecture on June 9 that defense of Europe should not depend on others, expressing the intention to strengthen its own capabilities for defense. The European Commission announced on June 7 that it launched a European Defense Fund.

EU member nations decided to jointly import transport planes, submarines and combat and technical equipment and agreed to form a smaller air transport unit and they are busy with the moves to boost their own military capabilities.

The Bundestag of Germany's measure of examining the bill shows the strategic calculation to achieve the fullest security guarantee with nuclear deterrence of Europe, not "nuclear umbrella" of the U.S., for fear of the U.S. uncertain commitment to defense of Europe.

In fact, media and former and incumbent high ranking politicians of Germany discuss on the nuclear deterrence and this is the unprecedented act showing its big interests and concerns about the security.
What matters is that Germany, which is greatly interested in its own security, often slanders the DPRK, turning blind eyes to the inevitability of its access to nukes and bolstering up its nuclear force.

The DPRK's access to nukes and bolstered nuclear force is to defend sovereignty and vital rights of the country and regional peace and security from the evermore escalating nuclear threats of the U.S. which have lasted for several decades. This is very clear to everyone.
Nevertheless, politicians of Germany fault the nuclear deterrence of the DPRK whenever a chance is given to them. It is the wicked and black-hearted idea that they have nothing to do with other's security issue.
If Germany is interested in the global peace and security, it should not fault other's nuclear deterrence but urge the U.S. to give up its hostile policy and nuclear threats to the DPRK. -0-

KCNA Commentary Urges U.S. to Make Switchover in Its DPRK Policy

Pyongyang, July 8 (KCNA) -- Heard from former dignitaries and experts in the Korean issue of various countries of the world are strong demand for the U.S. to make a switchover in its hostile policy toward the DPRK.
Calls from within the U.S., in particular, urge the Trump administration to make a bold switchover in the policy, facing up to the situation in which the structure of forces have undergone a change between the DPRK and the U.S.

Eric Gomez, senior fellow at the Cato Institute in the U.S., said the U.S. policy toward the DPRK is a total failure, urging the Trump administration to go back to the drawing board to reshape it. He also commented that the "maximum pressure" policy may easily be accepted by Americans at present but it is the one of rare possibility in leading north Korea into a change.

A former policy researcher under the Bush administration, Benette Ramberg, in his commentary said the U.S. and south Korea have to admit the status quo of the nuclear issue of north Korea, stressing that it is a pipedream for one to think of getting north Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons, and urging the need to explore ways for co-existing with north Korea, a possessor of nukes.

Doug Bandow, senior fellow at the Cato Institute and former special assistant to ex-President Ronald Reagan, in his commentary "North Korean crisis inches close to a boiling point. Now is a time to think over" said:
The U.S. had better reexamine its commitment to "security" in south Korea. In fact, the U.S. is left with no reason to continue to protect south Korea after the end of the Korean War.

The U.S. may opt to stop the presence of its forces and scrap the commitment to "security" in a phased manner.
What is important is that the withdrawal of the U.S. forces may write off the U.S. from the north Korea's list of attack targets.
The easiest way for clearing the U.S. of its concern about north Korea's missiles targeting the U.S. mainland is to get its hands off the Korean peninsula issue.

The U.S. should no longer be inveigled into the nuclear danger on the Korean peninsula.
The director for state security planning of a research institute in Sidney contended that co-existence with north Korea, a possessor of long-range nuclear missiles, is the only way out for Washington at the moment until it swallows bitter pill.

Situation is undergoing a rapid change.
Time has now come for the U.S. to drop its hopeless hostile policy toward the DPRK.
The U.S. had better face up to the trend of history, make a switchover in its DPRK policy and thus fulfill its responsibility in ensuring peace on the Korean peninsula.
This will be beneficial for the U.S., too. -0-

S. Korean Regime Should Not Kowtow to U.S.: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, June 20 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is going utterly reckless over the deployment of THAAD in south Korea recently.
The U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, Congress and media and even President Trump have joined the campaign for pressurizing the south Korean regime, expressing discontent about the its projected reexamination of THAAD's impact on the environment.

Shortly ago, Trump called the secretaries of State and Defense and other diplomacy and security controllers to the White House and underlined the importance to deploy THAAD, despite his awkward position of being driven to impeachment.

Meanwhile, he let officials of his administration appear in media to "express the stand" on the deployment of THAAD. And he dispatched high-ranking officials one after another to south Korea to pressurize the south Korean regime. They intimidated the regime, saying south Korea-U.S. alliance might be broken due to the postponement of THAAD deployment and urging it to press ahead with the earlier deployment of THAAD.

This is just a manifestation of the brigandish nature of the U.S. deeming south Korea as its colony, and an intolerable insult and threat to the south Korean people opposed to the deployment of THAAD.
THAAD is not for protecting south Korea from "north's threat" but for carrying out the U.S. policy of aggression to turn south Korea into the outpost of its missile defense system for carrying out its strategy for dominating the world.

The first deputy director of the General Operation Bureau of the General Staff of the Russian Forces said the U.S. decision to deploy THAAD in south Korea is to secure a military edge over Russia and China.
People of various circles in south Korea and the international community are terming it a U.S. "intention to deploy its global defense system on the Korean peninsula under the pretext of north Korea's nukes and missiles", asserting it will only spark "an arms race and a terrible disaster."

But the U.S. has gone so impudent as to press the south Korean regime, asserting the THAAD deployment is important "not only for the U.S. forces but also for protecting an ally" and "the deployment should not be withdrawn as it is a decision common to allies."

This is just a manifestation of the Yankee-style arrogance that south Korea should be sacrificed for the interests of the U.S. and south Korea is obliged to introduce anything although it is worse than THAAD.

South Korea has turned into a primary target of the neighboring nuclear powers and south Koreans are suffering double and treble economic loss, distressed with mental and psychological pain, due to the deployment of THAAD.
This being a hard fact, the south Korean authorities, which surrendered to the U.S. open threats and blackmails, are clumsily behaving, confirming that there would be no fundamental change in the deployment of THAAD.

By origin, the deployment of THAAD is one of the most serious evils left by the Park Geun Hye regime of south Korea and its withdrawal serves as a touchstone discerning as to whether the present regime of south Korea truly speaks for the candlelight demonstrators or acts a lackey of the U.S. like Park Geun Hye.

The only way out for south Korea to escape from pressure and distress caused by THAAD is to accept the advice of the compatriots in the north and the public demand absolutely.
The south Korean regime should bear in mind that it would only follow in the footsteps of the predecessors if it persists in sycophancy toward the U.S. -0-

Withdrawal of THAAD Deployment Is Strong Demand of People: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, May 30 (KCNA) -- There goes on more active protest against the deployment of U.S. THAAD among south Koreans.
Representatives of civic and public organizations across south Korea at a recent meeting in Seoul pledged to stage stronger actions to check the THAAD deployment through nationwide struggle.

This is a reflection of the unanimous demand of the south Koreans never to tolerate the deployment of THAAD, which could leave south Korea as an advanced base and a military base serving the U.S. world domination strategy.
That's why they are all rebuffing the thrice-cursed act of treachery which can turn the Korean peninsula into a theatre of a nuclear war of big powers, and invite unprecedented calamity.

The south Korean authorities, however, are uncertain about it.
Giving non-committal answers to the THAAD issue, under the U.S. and conservatives' pressure, the south Korean authorities solicited for "understanding" when sending a special envoy group to the U.S.

The THAAD issue is one of the worst evil administration left by Park Geun Hye.
Before the present authorities took office, the civic and public organizations raised it as an important task for the next-term "government" to make clean with those wrongs done by the previous one including THAAD.

The permanent representative chairman of the south side committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration contended that the "government has to make its strong demand known so that it can maintain upright independent stand in diplomatic field" as regards the THAAD issue.

The present authorities which put forward the removal of evil doings done by the previous regime as a slogan during their "presidential campaign" are now showing an equivocal attitude, an evident act of sycophancy and submission and a betrayal of the candlelight demonstrators.

The withdrawal of THAAD is all the more urgent issue which brooks not a moment's delay as its deployment would make south Korea the first target of strike by neighboring nuclear powers, and bring it huge economic losses due to diplomatic conflict with neighboring countries to cause south Koreans great damage.

After the DPRK's successful test-launch of ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12, even Guam on which THAAD is deployed, to say nothing of Alaska and Hawaii, is caught in horror and uneasiness. This is a stark reality today.
There is strong view among experts inside and outside that "THAAD would be useless as it would not be able to check the north's missiles".

A south Korean broadcasting aired that Hwasong-12 has surpassed the interception range by THAAD, questioning whether the controversial THAAD would be able to work against Hwasong.
The conservative forces which planned to introduce the scrap iron-like THAAD are top class traitors who left the nation's interests and even the south Koreans' life and security to the tender mercy of the U.S., and accomplices of the political scandal who have to be punished together with Park Geun Hye.

The candlelight demonstrators strongly call for the withdrawal of THAAD.
Whoever tolerating THAAD deployment, defying the public mindset, will never be able to evade desertion by the people and stern punishment by the nation as the conservative traitors met. -0-

U.S. Terrorist Acts Will Meet Strike of Justice: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, May 6 (KCNA) -- The U.S. state-sponsored terrorism against the DPRK is being carried out in an indiscriminate and dangerous way.
Recently there disclosed part of terrorist crimes which the U.S. CIA and the puppet Intelligent Service of south Korea have pushed forward in secrecy for the purpose of committing state-sponsored terrorism against the supreme leadership of the DPRK by bio-chemical substance.

The international community is stunned at the fact that the U.S., so loudly calling for "war against terrorism", manipulated the hideous state-sponsored political terrorism directly related to the dignity of the supreme leadership of the sovereign state.

The moves to stifle the DPRK getting daily reckless by the U.S. and the puppet group of traitors are focused on the supreme leadership of the DPRK.

As known, the largest-ever Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 17 joint military drills held across south Korea that lasted more than 60 days were ones for an actual war targeting the "removal of leadership" of the DPRK and "overturn of its social system."

In the "special operation" drill by use of special warfare troops and means, the U.S. conducted combined "beheading operation" for getting versed in assassination methods and destruction of key facilities together with surprise precision strike drills targeting "removal of the leadership" of the DPRK with the involvement of air strike means like B-1B nuclear strategic bomber, F-22 Raptor and F-35B Stealth fighters. The U.S. marines and the Striker brigade of the ground force, and large landing ships of the U.S. navy carried out a drill for surprise "advance into Pyongyang".

The terrorist acts carried out within the boundary of Korea by the U.S. special units were reflected in the action plan of the U.S. Defense Department revealed several years ago.
The U.S. amassed personnel in the vicinity of the border of the DPRK, set afloat rumors at home and abroad and fomented chaos to create "conflict".

Every year it funds anti-DPRK plot-breeding organizations after earmarking special appropriations in the state budget, escalating psychological warfare and destabilizing operations against the DPRK in a phased way.

By origin the U.S. is a terrorist state.
Stars in the U.S. national flag symbolize the inglorious terrorism-stained history of the U.S. as it increased the number of stars whenever it invaded other country by force and expanded its territory by barbarous terrorism and massacre.

The U.S. tries to stifle other countries after branding them as "terrorist sponsors" whenever an opportunity presents itself, but it is the terrorist sponsor in the true sense of the words.
Bloody terrorist acts committed by the CIA around the world put into the shade the terrorist acts the "Islamic State" is said to have perpetrated.

The U.S. state-sponsored terrorism against the DPRK is a serious violation of international law.
Under international convention on anti-terrorism, the use of violence or threat of the use of violence against the life and health of government VIPs, including the head of state, and public personnel, destruction and disturbance of public property, and use of firepower weapons, explosives and poisonous substances for the indiscriminate violence deserve stern punishment as state-sponsored terrorism and the statute of limitations do not apply to criminals.

The U.S. can never get rid of its responsibility for the recent case.
As a back-stage manipulator of the hideous state-sponsored terrorist act against the DPRK, the U.S. has to admit the severity of the incident, make an official apology and punish key criminals behind the case.
If the U.S. applies other standard of punishment to the terrorist criminals, it will foster terrorism and will result in pushing the U.S. mainland into uneasiness and destroying the world peace.
It was not an empty talk when we said our-style war of strike against terrorism started. -0-

KCNA Commentary on Impudent Remarks of U.S. Representative at UN

Pyongyang, April 8 (KCNA) -- The group of Yankees has gone so impudent as to turn white to black enough to stun the world.
The U.S. representative at UN recently said the negotiations on the convention on banning nuclear weapons are unrealistic due to "nuclear threat from north Korea".

Pointing out the DPRK as a pretext for its absence at the UN conference on the negotiations, she said that no one would believe north Korea would agree on banning nuclear weapons and that it is not reasonable to assert that people can be protected by way of not allowing countries like the U.S. working hard for peace and security the access to nuclear weapons but by allowing bad parties the access.

This is impudent and gangster-like sophism and just a revelation of the sinister intention to cover up the hideous crime of the U.S. which is the only country in the world that used nuclear weapons and has caused worldwide nuclear arms race through nuclear threat and blackmail.

To look back on the history of the development of nuclear weapons, big powers like the U.S. spearheaded international conventions on nuclear weapons and were present or absent at the meetings regarding them in their own interests for the purpose of banning non nuclear states from having access to nuclear weapons.

It is quite natural that the DPRK did not take part in the UN conference on negotiating the ban on nuclear weapons which premised on dismantlement of nuclear weapons as it towered as the nuclear power in the East to cope with the U.S. hideous nuclear threat that has lasted for decades.

To realize its ambition for world domination, the U.S. did not hesitate to inflict nuclear holocaust on humankind, and mocked at international treaties on nuclear disarmament and connived, overlooked and defended the development of nuclear weapons by its cat's paw nations. The U.S. is, indeed, the kingpin of nuclear proliferation.

The U.S., which trumpeted about building a "world without nuclear weapons" more loudly than others, is now openly calling for "bolstering nuclear force to maintain an unchallenged edge in military capability" while complaining that "the U.S. nuclear force is left behind other country's".

Even at the moment it is invariably carrying on nuclear weapons modernization requiring 1 trillion USD that had been pushed forward since the preceding administration under the motto of "peace by strength". It openly calls for abolishing the nuclear disarmament treaties with other nuclear powers.
Such a ferocious nuclear monster is faulting the nuclear force of the DPRK, the direct product of its nuclear blackmail. This is the height of absurdity and impudence.

The U.S. has to clearly understand the invariable stand of the DPRK that as long as there exists a nuclear weapons state hostile toward the DPRK, the security of the nation and the peace of the Korean peninsula can be protected only by dint of dependable nuclear deterrence.
The more viciously the U.S. and its vassal forces pose nuclear threat and blackmail, the more strongly the DPRK will bolster the military capabilities for self-defence and preemptive attack with the nuclear force as a pivot. -0-

U.S. Trick Will Not Work on DPRK: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is playing a cheap trick in its relations with the DPRK.
Recently a high-ranking official concerned of the U.S. State Department "officially" told that the U.S. decided to exclude the idea of preemptive attack on the DPRK from its planned policy toward the DPRK now under examination.
As if to prove it, the paid media trumpeted in unison that "U.S. shows softened attitude to north Korea".
It is great irony to see the wolf whose nature is to bite off bleating.

The U.S. rhetoric about "exclusion of preemptive attack" is nothing but a trick to calm down the DPRK taking the stand of the toughest counteraction and then attack it with surprise preemptive nuclear strike and thus put whole Korea under its control.
Nothing surprising is the U.S. trite method by which it staged smear campaign to make its rival get relaxed and harbor illusion about the U.S. and then invade it through preemptive attack.

On June 24, 1950, the U.S. trumpeted about weekend trips of the U.S. president and warmongers like the chief of the U.S. military advisory group in south Korea. On the other hand, it instigated the Syngman Rhee clique to release a false report that the two thirds of the south Korean puppet military had been on an outing and first-line officers and high-ranking officials of the ground army command had been indulged themselves in entertainment at an officers' club. Then on June 25, it provoked the Korean War without declaration of it.

On the eve of the Iraqi war in the new century, the U.S. conducted smear propaganda campaign against Iraq 17 hours a day at five different frequencies for the purpose of weakening the will of resistance among the army and people of Iraq and creating illusion about the U.S. military among them. After that it started a war through preemptive attack by cruise missiles.

The deception of the rhetoric about "exclusion of preemptive attack" made by the U.S. is proven with added clarity through the contents of the military operations pursued by the empire of evil against the DPRK, and performance and deployment of strike means.

Now the U.S. is carrying out Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises under the scenario of preemptive strike like OPLAN 5015 and OPLAN 4D targeting "precision strike" at key strategic strongholds including the supreme headquarters and nuclear and missile bases in the DPRK.

They are openly describing the nuclear strategic assets involved in the exercises as "ideal preemptive strike means" and are unhesitatingly carrying out "special operation" drills targeting the headquarters of the Korean revolution by setting in motion heinous group of murderers.

An assertion that preemptive attack has to be pushed forward in secrecy is heard from the U.S. policy-makers, a clear proof that the U.S. ambition to stifle the DPRK and its strategy for a preemptive attack remain unchanged and that the story now afloat is a prelude to an armed invasion.

The U.S. is seriously mistaken if it thinks it can shake the will of retaliation of the army and people of the DPRK through such a trite trick and deceive the international community.

The powerful revolutionary Paektusan army is closely following the every move of the hostile forces after putting the strongholds of aggression and provocation within the optical sight of its nuclear weapons.
If the slightest sign of preemptive attack on the DPRK is detected, the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK will punish the enemies with powerful preemptive nuclear strikes.

The U.S. should clearly understand the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by the reckless attempt at preemptive strike and behave with discretion. -0-