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KCNA Commentary Blasts U.S. Intention to Maintain Military Hegemony in Asia-Pacific

Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is heightening military tension in the Asia-Pacific region.
U.S. internet magazine Defense News said that the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives of the U.S. in its report on Oct. 31 estimated the cost for maintenance and modernization of the U.S. nuclear force for 30 years until 2046 from this year to be 1.2 trillion USD.

In February the committee estimated the cost for maintenance and modernization of the nuclear force for the 2017-2026 period to be 400 billion USD, and again made the estimation for 30 years. The director for disarmament of the U.S. Association for Arms Control expressed a shock at the amount of estimation much greater than the one needed.

The European media including the Reuters and AFP reported about the fact that seven aircraft carriers out of 11 possessed by the U.S. were deployed in the operational waters all at once and Ronald Reagan, Theodore Roosevelt and Nimitz out of the seven would conduct exercises in the West Pacific timed to coincide with Trump's Asia visit.

The U.S. Navy Research Institute commented it is the first time in recent years that seven carriers were deployed at the same time in the Pacific and the Atlantic, describing the three carrier task forces deployed in West Pacific as flotillas fully ready to go into action.
Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, blustered that the three-carrier flotilla is not just aimed at north Korea but at demonstrating the U.S. security commitment in the region.

The CNN disclosed that the concentrated deployment of carrier flotillas is aimed to contain China and Russia.
The U.S. opened to the press on Nov. 7 12 ultra-modern Stealth fighters, F-35A, deployed in Kaneda base in Okinawa Prefecture for an actual war. It is the first time that F-35As are deployed for an actual war in Asia-Pacific.

The U.S. is stepping up the maintenance and modernization of the nuclear force by squandering funds running at an astronomical amount and is forward deploying ultra-modern war hardware in Asia-Pacific. This is a revelation of its invariable sinister intention to maintain military hegemony in the region.
Any developments in the Korean peninsula and the region in which big powers stand in acute confrontation to meet their strategic purposes are enough to affect the interests of countries concerned.

The U.S. efforts to expand its military influence in Asia-Pacific and the movement of big neighboring powers to contain it escalate the military tension and increase arms race in the region with each passing day.
As a responsible nuclear power standing guard over the gateway to Northeast Asia, the DPRK will never remain an on-looker to the U.S. acts of straining the tension and its moves to provoke a nuclear 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-


KCNA Commentary Accuses Japan of Its Persecution Mania

Pyongyang, March 25 (KCNA) -- Japan is making much fuss after hearing the news that Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army staged a ballistic rocket launching drill on March 6.
The Japanese authorities do not conceal their uneasiness about the fact that the U.S. bases in Japan are well within the DPRK's striking range of ballistic rockets and are going busy taking countermeasures.

High-ranking authorities, including the prime minister, the foreign minister and the defence minister, vied with each other to make shrill cry that "it is a threat on a new stage" and "it is crucial for the international community to take counteractions." They are making haste with the examination of THAAD deployment while stepping up the moves for the deployment of the system for intercepting missiles at the maximum altitude of 1 500 km.

There was citizens' evacuation drill, the first of its kind since World War II, in Akita Prefecture on March 17 under the simulated conditions of the DPRK's ballistic missile launch.
Spreading in the Japanese society is the assertion that the sphere of military activities of the Self-Defence Forces should be extended in the light of the extreme danger that no one can predict which might be flown from the DPRK.

This is just like a burnt child dreading the fire.
The DPRK does not hide the fact that the ballistic rocket launching drill was conducted to target the bases of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces in Japan in contingency as it was the one to cope with the U.S.-led aggressors' nuclear war rehearsals against the former.

It is because of guilty conscience that Japan is making such fuss about the drill conducted by the DPRK as the latter has never fired a single bullet at territories of other countries beyond its territorial waters for self-defense.

The DPRK does not forget the fact that Japan was reduced to rear and logistic bases of the U.S. forces when they ignited the Korean War in the 1950s.
The then U.S. Ambassador to Japan Murphy said that Japan turned into a great logistic base at a marvelous speed, adding that if Japan had not done so, the U.S. would have been unable to fight the Korean war.

The Japanese reactionaries remain unchanged in their ambition and strategic goal to launch reinvasion with the DPRK as their stepping-stone backed by the U.S.
The ruling quarters of Japan are offering their land as a logistic base of the U.S. forces in zealous pursuance of the U.S. strategy to dominate Asia-Pacific.

Timed to coincide with the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, the largest-ever U.S.-south Korea joint military drills for nuclear war against the DPRK being staged on the Korean peninsula, Japan launched a spy satellite against the DPRK and staged joint naval maneuvers with the U.S.
Japan had better stop acting rashly.
If the SDF launches reinvasion together with the U.S. aggressor forces, it will certainly meet setbacks.
The war maniacs are disturbing peace on the Korean peninsula and stability in the region and leading the situation to the brink of a nuclear war. Should they fire even a single shell into the inviolable territory of the DPRK, Japan will not escape fatal disaster.
Japan had better not invite constant disaster by recklessly toeing the U.S. line and escalating its moves against the DPRK. -0-


Nothing Can Quench Candlelight of S. Koreans- KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, March 4 (KCNA) -- A rally to counter the people's candlelight rally was held in south Korea, stunning the world people.
Whenever south Koreans from all walks of life hold candlelight rallies, the old fanatics of such ultra-right group of conservatives as the "General Federation for Freedom" and "Oboi Association" and philistines keen on earning a few pennies hold a rally to counter them.

The ruthless gangsters brand the people's candlelight rallies as "riot of the Reds" and even encourage Park Geun Hye more dead than alive to cheer herself up.
They trumpet about "retraction of impeachment motion", "stop to special investigation" and "declaration of martial law," holding high even the "Stars and Stripes."

The counter-rally of the group of ultra-right conservatives challenging the people's candlelight rally is the last-ditch efforts to check impeachment of Park Geun Hye and revive the traitorous regime that is thrown into the abyss of ruin.
The waves of candlelight actions sweeping south Korea are an eruption of the bitter wrath of the people against the group of traitors going against the demand of the people and the nation.

The candlelight rallies are attended by broad segments of people who curse and hate Park Geun Hye irrespective of affiliation, i.e. whether they belong to progressive or conservative, and region and class.
The participants in the candlelight rallies that have been waged nonstop since its start toward the end of last October number more than 14 million in total.

The sea of candlelight surrounds Chongwadae, a citadel of the reactionary rule, and shouts calling for impeachment of Park and resignation of the traitorous regime are heard nonstop.
The candlelight that do not go out despite biting cold and blizzard flares up more furiously with the approach of the trial for impeaching Park.

It is foolish and reckless for the group of conservatives to hold a rally to quench the candlelight.
Those who take part in the counter rally are philistines keen on getting a few pennies from ultra-right conservatives and old hooligans serving Park.

The ultra-rightist conservative group, backed by Chongwadae and Park's stooges, pays 20 000 to 60 000 won to those who take part in the counter rally and 150 000 won to women with baby carriages.
The conservative riff-raffs are running wild without reason just like hungry dogs driven to hunting as they have neither ability nor independent view to discern the right from the wrong.

Media at home and abroad jeer this as "last-ditch wriggling to check impeachment of Park Geun Hye", "hysteria of pseudo-religionists worshipping Park", "desperate efforts of those more dead than alive who view the world with distorted standpoint". Foreigners who witnessed it also derided the counter rally as "crazy act hardly understandable".

The frenzy of the ultra-right conservative group is the last-ditch efforts of those in fear of their imminent destruction.
The people's mindset also passed stern judgment of impeachment to Park who committed indelible crimes before the nation.
Nothing can quench the candlelight and save the ship from getting wrecked in the face of the enraged public.
The reckless ruckus of the ultra-right conservatives will only precipitate the destruction of traitor Park. -0-


Nukes of Aggression Generate Access to Nuclear Weapons of Justice: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, February 7 (KCNA) -- 59 years has passed since the U.S. shipped nuclear weapons into south Korea.
The U.S. officially announced on Jan. 29, 1958 that it deployed Honest John nuclear missiles in south Korea and opened to public the deployed nuclear weapons in February that year.
Since then, it has systematically increased the number of nuclear weapons in south Korea over the past nearly 60 years, reaching more than 1 000 in the 1970s and more than 1720 in the 1990s.

The U.S. nukes deployed in south Korea are means of aggression and domination to stifle the DPRK and conquer the whole world from A to Z.
A long time ago, the U.S. shaped the policy of pressurizing the DPRK to the effect that it will use nuclear weapons if the second Korean war breaks out, claiming that it was defeated in the Korean War because it did not use A-bomb.

Pursuant to the policy, it declared the start of equipping its forces present in south Korea with nukes in July 1957 and stepped up the forward deployment of nuclear weapons and thus turned south Korea into the biggest nuclear arsenal in the Far East.
It set the DPRK as a target of its preemptive nuclear attack and has modified and supplemented the scenarios for a nuclear war against the DPRK time and again and made them more criminal in their contents and has ceaselessly developed them through anti-DPRK war drills with the puppet forces every year.

Shortly ago, the U.S. promised the south Korean puppet forces that it would stage Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises targeting the DPRK in the largest scale.
It is the mastermind of a nuclear war hell-bent on imposing a nuclear disaster upon the Korean nation and an arch criminal that spawned the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.

The daily-escalating U.S. nuclear pressure on the DPRK compelled the latter to counter the nukes with its own nukes as its last option and have access to even the ultra-modern strategic strike means such as smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads as well as H-bomb.

The DPRK's access to nuclear weapons markedly reduced the danger of a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula and replaced the era of nukes of aggression, in which the U.S. unilaterally posed nuclear threat, with an era of nukes of justice in which the hostile forces can never have a sound sleep.
A report, submitted to U.S. Congress on February 1, defined the DPRK as the country that topped the "nightmare" list of the U.S. and warned that the DPRK's measure of bolstering its nuclear force would drive the Trump administration to the most critical phase that has never been faced by its predecessors.

The reality goes to prove that the DPRK's access to nuclear weapons is the most justifiable option for saving the destiny of the country and nation and defending peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and the region.
The correct answer to the question how to remove the nuclear threat to the DPRK is the access to powerful nuclear deterrence only.

The DPRK will steadily bolster up its military capability for self-defence with nuclear weapons as a pivot and capability for a preemptive strike, as long as the U.S. and its vassal forces continue to seek nuclear threat and blackmail against it and conduct nuclear war drills at its doorstep under the pretext of annual ones.

The U.S. and the south Korean puppet group would be well advised to behave themselves, clearly aware of who their opponent is and facing up to the trend of the times. -0-


KCNA Commentary on Scramble among Regional Powers for Sphere of Influence

Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- The situation remains very tense in Northeast Asia.
The political and military stand-off is growing ever more acute between China and Japan, in particular.

On Jan. 9 several Chinese fighters and those of the "Self-Defense Forces" of Japan flew close to each other in the air over the Strait of Tsushima.
These encounters of fighters of the two countries pushed the situation in the region to a touch-and go-situation.

As regards Japan's protest against the above-said incident, the Chinese military clarified its stand that it is a "routine drill" and "Japan seems to be not accustomed to such drill as the Chinese People's Liberation Army conducts a few similar rehearsals."
The Chinese side openly claims that "China may go as it pleases and there is no need to discuss with Japanese what it does there."

Japan does not hide the fact that it targets China, stepping up its moves for militarization after building legal and institutional mechanisms for meeting the requirements of a "war state."
The U.S. is becoming evermore undisguised in its provocative military moves to contain China politically and militarily in the region.

It has deployed the bulk of its strategic nuclear force in the region pursuant to its scenario for dominating Asia-Pacific. It is putting spurs to rounding off the triangular military "cooperation" involving the U.S., south Korea and Japan and its arms buildup.
Owing to the above-said moves, the situation in Northeast Asia is inching close to such dangerous phase that a nuclear war may break out and rendering the arms race in the region fiercer.

The reality goes to prove that the tension is escalating in the region not because of the DPRK's measures for bolstering up its capability for self-defence but due to the U.S. provocative muscle flexing and scramble among regional powers for sphere of influence in the region.
The on-going scramble is not comparable with the conflict in the last century due to the persistence of the strategies and the level of the modern forces involved.

Whenever the DPRK took a measure for self-defence, some countries demanded any action deteriorating the situation be halted as if something serious happened. Now they had better find logical words to say. -0-


KCNA Releases Detailed Report on DPRK's Victory in Ending Era of Sanctions and Pressure over Nuclear Issue

Pyongyang, December 29 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency on Dec. 28 released a detailed report on the situation of the Korean peninsula in 2016. The detailed report reads in part:

It is the consistent stand of the DPRK to make patient efforts for peace of the Korean peninsula and stability of the region.
Reviewing the situation in 2015 when the touch-and-go situation of war or peace was created, the DPRK proposed again to conclude a peace treaty with the U.S., signatory of the Armistice Agreement, to remove the root cause of war as early as possible and achieve durable peace on the Korean peninsula in which they are technically at war.

Early in January this year the DPRK reaffirmed its principled stand to play the responsible role to protect peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the rest of the world and strongly demanded the U.S. and the south Korean authorities stop the dangerous war exercises for aggression and military provocations escalating the tension on the peninsula.

However, the U.S. has still pursued hostile policy toward the DPRK and resorted to nuclear blackmail and threat to it, driving the situation of the Korean peninsula and the region into tensions and instability all the year round.

At the end of the last year the U.S. announced "4D operation plan" for preemptive attack on the nukes and missiles of the DPRK and included it in the new war scenario OPLAN 5015 and hastily conducted the test of a new nuclear bomb B61-12 specially developed for a war against the DPRK.

The U.S. moves to ignite a war reached the worst phase with the largest-ever Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military drills as a momentum, the drills staged from August 22 to September 2.
The U.S. unprecedented provocations and nuclear blackmail forced the DPRK to bolster its war deterrence and take more offensive and stronger measures one after another.

The DPRK demonstrated non-stop the power of highly miniaturized, precision, diversified nuclear strike means and military hardware and thus drove south Korea and its surrounding regions where the aggressor troops were introduced, and even the U.S. mainland into veritable hell of appalling confusion and the worst uneasiness and fear.

The DPRK's new nuclear warhead explosion test was a great event which heralded the passing of the final gate for rounding off its national nuclear force and a historical deed which guaranteed the eternal prosperity and security of the nation.

The DPRK's revolutionary armed forces impeccably have access to H-bomb for tipping ballistic rockets, the ultra-modern striking means capable of carrying various kinds of nuclear warheads to all theatres of operation including the ground, sky, sea and underwater without limitation so as to wipe out invaders and provocateurs anytime and at any place.

A nuclear weapons state in the East resolutely announces.
Gone are the days never to return when the U.S. threatened and blackmailed the DPRK with nukes.
Now the DPRK poses the greatest threat and horror to the U.S.

The heroic Korean people shattered to smithereens the myth of the U.S. imperialists' "mightiness" and brought about the beginning of a downhill turn for them in the past 1950s, and they are driving the U.S. into the abyss of the final ruin in the new century of Juche.

The DPRK is demonstrating its might as a politico-ideological power and nuclear power and bringing the people's happiness under the present international situation in which sovereignty of countries and nations is being violated and they are suffering bloody disasters owing to the imperialists' aggression and interference. This stirring reality goes to prove once again the validity and vitality of the line of the Workers' Party of Korea on simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force.

The DPRK will make as ever a dynamic struggle for fundamentally remove the danger of a nuclear war being imposed by the U.S. in reliance on strong defence capacity with the nuclear deterrence as a pivot and for defending peace in the region and the rest of the world.
The DPRK with the nuclear treasured sword of justice has already declared the ruin of the era of sanctions and pressure over the nuclear issue. -0-


KCNA Commentary Warns S. Korean Regime's "Independent Sanctions" Will Backfire

Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) -- No sooner had the "sanctions resolution" been passed through UN than the south Korean puppet regime made public a draft of "its own sanctions."
They held a press conference at midnight and bluffed that it has become possible to "strangle windpipe" of the DPRK and south Korea "would take the lead in implementing the "sanctions resolution" while calling it a "landmark measure".

The puppet forces dared to add supreme leadership organs and key officials of our party and state to the list of sanctions in the draft "resolution", things quite impossible with their capacity.
This is a pipe dream of the confrontational maniacs seeking to recover from its predicament by brownnosing seniors and spiking the north-south relations even though they are now in a deplorable situation in which they are breathing their last in the face of the sea of candlelight kindled by the people.

As reported, candlelight kindled across south Korea is turning into a huge torch, meting out stern punishment to traitor Park who committed all sorts of crimes against the people.
It is as clear as noonday that the fate of those who served the traitor as her cat's paws will not be otherwise.

At the crossroads of rise or fall, the puppet forces cry out hoarse for "toughest sanctions" and act a shock brigade in executing them, in conspiracy with their American master in order to evade the worst ruling crisis.
They are now puffed up as if they did something big even though they produced a document no better than toilet tissue. Yet, they bluff it can give "bigger pain" than UN "sanctions resolution" to the north and it will have impact of "powerful signal" on the north.

Now the north-south relations are at a total stalemate with no exchanges of personnel and materials due to the vicious confrontational-minded acts of the group of traitor Park Geun Hye who played into the hands of shaman.
It is admitted by anyone that no "sanctions" and "pressure¡±can work nor can they prove effective under the present situation in which it is only migratory birds that cross the north-south border.

This kind of foolish "sanctions" rhetoric can be made only by the group of traitors with inveterate repugnancy to the fellow countrymen and sycophancy and submission to outsiders.
In actuality, Korea is now like an "island" the passage to which is totally blocked in the sky, sea and land, and it is not the DPRK but south Korea which suffers massive damage due to "sanctions" applied by the puppet forces themselves.

The silly act of shutting down the Kaesong Industrial Zone put more than 6 000 businesses including 124 key south Korean businesses at the risk of bankruptcy and reduced over 124 000 workers into unemployed.
It is by no means fortuitous that even those involved in drafting the absurd "independent sanctions" said "everything possible has been done and they have only symbolic meaning" and the south Korean media derided it as "an act little short of catching air with hand and wringing dry towel".

The puppet group's wild act of taking any trouble to do harm to the fellow countrymen such as "independent sanctions" and "additional sanctions" is a stupid act little short of strangling its own neck.
The ridiculous racket of "independent sanctions" will only backfire. -0-


Rodong Sinmun Slams S. Korean Park Group's Country-selling Remarks

Pyongyang, December 6 (KCNA) -- Shortly ago, the chief of the south Korean puppet Agency of Defense Affairs uttered that south Korea intends to comply with the demand of the new U.S. administration for increased upkeep of the U.S. forces.
Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a commentary terms this an action that could be taken only by the Park Geun Hye group of traitors, heinous pro-U.S. lackeys and poor colonial stooges keen to prolong their remaining days by kowtowing to their master.

It is as clear as noonday that their preoccupation is to curry favor with the U.S. and then stay in power and persistently pursue the policy of confrontation with the DPRK, it points out, and says:

Finding themselves in such worst crisis that they do not know when they will be ousted, cursed and forsaken by the people owing to the extra-large scandal, the Park Geun Hye group are working hard to keep their treacherous regime under the backing of Trump by realizing his ambition to extort more money from south Korea under the pretext of "security umbrella" for it.

The Park group's above-said treason can never be pardoned.
As long as the group are allowed to stay in power, the south Korean people can neither escape disgrace and insult nor can the Korean nation be free from the danger of a nuclear war. -0-


KCNA Commentary on Park Geun Hye's Moves to Tide over Crisis

Pyongyang, November 12 (KCNA) -- The Park Geun Hye group of traitors are making desperate efforts to seek a way out of the worst crisis in history.
Days ago, traitor Park Geun Hye vociferated about the "story of threat from the north" and the puppet military brass hats of south Korea ceaselessly toured the areas along the Military Demarcation Line to talk about "provocation by the north," "immediate counteraction" and "principle of 'taking measure first and making report next'" while getting frantic with the confrontation rackets by intentionally spreading the story of "security crisis".

This is nothing but a trite method of the Park's group to ratchet up the tension with the north and lead it to "provocation" and rapidly escalate the north-south confrontation with it as pretence so as to divert elsewhere the attention of the public focused on her scandal.

Now Park Geun Hye has been driven into the inescapable abyss of ruin after the disclosure of the extra-large power-related "Park Geun Hye-Choe Sun Sil scandal."
She is at the crossroads of whether she will have to step down of her own accord or be impeached. This is the unavoidable fate of Park who resorted to unpopular and traitorous rule.

During her office, she spent her days by creating social crisis through the "story of threat from the north" aimed to intentionally stir up the "security" mentality of the south Korean people whenever she was driven into the extreme ruling crisis.
When all the south Koreans were angry and launched candlelight actions over the ferry Sewol disaster, the Park's group made a preemptive attack on the north in the hotspot waters in the West Sea of Korea and ran amuck to brand the north as a "provoker".

South Korean people well know that a door of toilet found in a mountain was branded as a "drone from the north" and a vacuum flask found in the sea as "shell of the north" to shield the "government".

No one can vouch that Park Geun Hye, hit hard from all sides, will not seek a way out in such reckless military provocation as "immediate counteraction" in reliance on the puppet military authorities.
Whenever she was driven into the cliff by hideous cases including Jong Yun Hoe's interference in the state affairs and Song Wan Jong incident, she let the puppet military authorities to take the lead in the "security crisis" rackets.

All kinds of joint military drills were staged timed to coincide with the crisis and the U.S. strategic nuclear submarine equipped with nuclear warheads was introduced into south Korea. These are by no means accidental.
Now all Koreans are heightening vigilance against the moves of Park Geun Hye and the puppet military group to reverse the situation by the reckless "shocking method".
The foolish moves to tide over the crisis will precipitate the miserable ruin. -0-


KCNA Commentary Assails German Chancellor's Anti-DPRK Remarks

Pyongyang, November 5 (KCNA) -- German Chancellor Merkel when receiving "Seoul Peace Prize" from the south Korean puppet forces on Nov. 2 talked nonsense about the DPRK, according to press reports.
She was reported to have said "north Korea has threatened neighboring countries with nuclear tests and missile launches for several years" and "the north Korean leadership is challenging the international community in defiance of international law."
If this is true, it seems she who claims to be chancellor of Germany styling itself a big power in Europe is not aware well of the essence of the situation on the Korean peninsula or she just parroted other's words.

It is a well-known fact that the DPRK was compelled to opt for having access to nuclear weapons because it had to protect the nation's right to existence, the sovereignty of the country and peace of the region from the nuclear blackmail and potential threat of a nuclear war posed to it by the U.S. for decades.
It is not the DPRK that defies international law but it is the U.S. and its followers that are resorting to unprecedented sanctions and blockade to exterminate a nation in defiance of the UN Charter and the fundamental principles of international relations for the mere reason that it is not obedient to them.

This being a hard fact, Merkel known for "firm abidance to principle and cool-headedness" uttered something quite contrary to facts. We can not but take note of this.
Choe Sun Sil who is no more than an old witch had allegedly controlled the south Korean cultural field and had her hand stretched to Germany. This arouses suspicion about her behind-the-scene manipulation of the recent awarding of the "prize" to the German chancellor.

It seemed that Merkel read something written by Choe at the awarding ceremony.
Germany had better properly grasp the essence of the situation and behave itself, far from fanning up the escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula through the sale of war means such as Taurus missile to south Korea. -0-


KCNA Commentary Terms U.S. Enemy of Int'l Community

Pyongyang, September 26 (KCNA) -- The U.S. talk about "threat from north Korea" is becoming increasingly hypocritical as the days go by.
A senior fellow at the Cato Institute in the U.S. contributed an article to the U.S. magazine National Interest to the effect that north Korea clearly knows who it should target.

The article said it was an absurd assertion that the U.S. secretary of Defence termed the DPRK's nuclear test "direct threat to the whole international community" and the international community touted by the U.S. was a high-flown expression.
This is a fair comment on the U.S. sinister intention of floating the fiction about "threat" in a bid to pursue its policy of stifling the DPRK.

The U.S. above-said accusation against the DPRK is no more than a paradox.
The DPRK is a peace-loving country which has neither invaded nor threatened other countries.
The fair international community has no reason to come under the threat from the DPRK, which feels no necessity to pose a "threat" to it.

The U.S. is the sworn enemy of the Korean nation and wrecker of peace on the Korean peninsula and in other parts of the world which the DPRK should make tremble with a thousand-fold horror and with which it should settle accounts.
The U.S. has used nukes as a main means of threatening, blackmailing and invading other countries since it had access to nukes before any other country.

The U.S. has posed constant nuclear threat to the DPRK and ceaselessly blackmailed the DPRK for the last several decades since it considered nuclear stick as a mainstay for carrying out its anti-DPRK strategy.
The DPRK had no choice but to have access to the powerful nuclear deterrent to protect the sovereignty and vital rights of the nation and the regional security from the outrageous U.S. policy of nuclear war against the DPRK.

The DPRK went through the final process for rounding off the state nuclear force after conducting the nuclear warhead explosion test, the highest phase of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic rockets, in order to thoroughly foil the U.S. moves to stifle the former.
The DPRK's access to nuclear weapons put a definite end to the era in which the U.S. threatened and blackmailed against the former with nukes.
The DPRK does not hide that it no longer feels any threat and panic from the U.S. but becomes the biggest threat and panic to the U.S.

As universally recognized, the U.S. is a wrecker of peace and real foe of the international community as it is still plunging the world into ceaseless wars and turbulences.

The U.S. is the target of the DPRK.
It is the firm will of the servicepersons and people of the DPRK to put a definite end to the U.S. nuclear tyranny with nukes of justice.
The U.S. had better make a wise choice of rolling back its anachronistic hostile policy towards the DPRK if it wants to escape the latter's merciless nuclear strikes. -0-