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Source of Evils Should Be Rooted Out in S. Korea: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, August 13 (KCNA) -- The deep-rooted evils left by the conservative group of traitors throughout the south Korean society have been brought to light one after another in south Korea to stun the public.

Recently, it has been proved that the Park Geun Hye regime abused the judicial power in league with Ryang Sung Thae, former president of the Supreme Court.
According to 400 odd documents found at an administrative office of the court, Ryang's group, kowtowing to traitor Park who sought to maintain her conservative "power", committed so many evils like making unreasonable judgments against the democratic pro-reform persons and conducting illegal surveillance over the judges of progressive tendency.

The group also mapped out a court strategy for coping with the impeachment of Park and spearheaded a red-herring operation to help the conservative forces take the initiative in the then political situation.
Such ugly behavior of the swindlers under the lawyer's cloak who mercilessly violated the democratic rights of the people in cahoots with the Park Geun Hye group of conservatives who turned the south Korean society into the one reigned by fascism is, indeed, disgusting.

The watchdogs and defenders of the reactionary rule staged unjust trials to please traitor Park during her tenure of office.
It was evidenced by the case of Ri Sok Gi's attempted rebellion, the case of the Intelligence Service's interference in election, the trials against the Teachers Union and the Unified Progressive Party, the case of turning down the suit filed by the victims of the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army against the Japanese authorities. All those scandals in court are so terrible that they are beyond everyone's imagination.

The evildoers who played the role of a running dog of power made no scruple of declaring those following the group of Park not guilty and giving the verdict of guilty to those who did righteous deeds for independence, democracy and reunification.
The sword of "law" obliged to preserve justice and impartiality was reduced to a weapon for suppressing the people to maintain the conservative regime. This crime should never be pardoned.

That's why the political circles including the Minju Party and various civic and social organizations of south Korea have launched strong protests, saying Ryang Sung Thae can never go scot-free for flouting the "constitution" and abusing the judicial power to help Park Geun Hye who allowed illegal interference in state affairs, and calling for severe punishment of those involved in the case.

Against this backdrop, the conservatives of south Korea including the "Liberal Korea Party" are so shameless as to work hard to sweep under the carpet the criminal traces of the Ryang group which was in cahoots with them, asserting that "the people are concerned of the politicization of the judicature" and "there can never be dealings in court".

A saying goes that a leopard can never hide its spots. If the conservative group, the source of evils, goes scot-free, the south Korean society will again turn into a fascism-ridden one where injustice judges justice.
Every south Korean should turn out in clearing the deep-rooted evils left by the conservative group in order to set right the unjust judgments. -0-


Declaration of Termination of War Is First Process for Peace: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, July 24 (KCNA) -- There are growing voices demanding the adoption of declaration on the termination of war in south Korea. The Headquarters for Peace Treaty Movement and other civic and public organizations comprising people from all walks of life, media and analyzers in south Korea call for the adoption of declaration on the termination of war this year as was agreed in the Panmunjom Declaration, saying that the "declaration is an entrance to peace on the Korean peninsula" and "the U.S. has to show a responsible attitude for lasting peace-keeping regime".

The south Korean authorities, too, clarified the adoption of the declaration as their goal for the year, which is supported by various political parties.
But it is only the "Liberal Korea Party" and other conservative forces that stand against it, insisting "the declaration on the termination of war does not mean the advent of peace".

This constitutes the desperate bid to stop the adoption, scuttle the trend for reconciliation between the north and the south and between the DPRK and the U.S. and to create the phase of acute stand-off and war on the peninsula.

As for the issue of the adoption of the declaration on the termination of war, it is the first process for defusing tension and building solid peace-keeping mechanism on the peninsula and a primary step for building confidence between the DPRK and the U.S. at the same time.
It has been almost 65 years since the conclusion of the armistice agreement, but ceasefire still persists on the peninsula.
Ceasefire can never mean the termination of war and it can not guarantee peace. This is a serious lesson taught by history.

The ceasefire that has lasted unprecedentedly long in history is like a time bomb set, threatening peace and security in the Korean peninsula, region and the rest of the world.
The Panmunjom Declaration clarified that it is a historical task which brooks no further delay to terminate the current abnormal ceasefire and build durable peace-keeping mechanism on the peninsula, and stipulated it as one of important commitments to declare the termination of war and convert the armistice agreement into a peace treaty.

The U.S., too, supported the issue of terminating war and this has already been agreed upon at the DPRK-U.S. summit talks.
The declaration on the termination of war in the peninsula can make a substantial contribution to peace in the region and the world and this will be beneficial both to the DPRK and the U.S. as well as to the international community.

The adoption of the declaration on the termination of war is the first and foremost process in the light of ending the extreme hostility and establishing new relations between the DPRK and the U.S. and also in the light of opening up new future for peace and security in the interests of the two peoples.

This issue should have been settled long before in view of the spirit of the Panmunjom summit talks and the DPRK-U.S. summit talks.
It is deeply regretful that the issue of the declaration on the termination of war that was agreed before the world has not yet seen its solution due to various conditions and excuses.

However, the riff-raffs like the LKP finding it hard to support itself after being abandoned are saying this or that about such an important issue.
This is a confrontational act of pursuing one's own dirty ambition, indifferent to the destiny and prospect of the nation.
Clear is the stand of the peace-loving forces towards the conservative group who behaves perversely while asserting that "declaration of the termination of war does not bring peace itself".
Peace can come only after the declaration of the termination of war. -0-


KCNA Commentary Advises Japan Not to Miss Opportunity for Redemption of Its Past

Pyongyang, July 3 (KCNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Abe reportedly set "Japan-DPRK summit as a top diplomatic task", according to Tokyo Shimbun on July 1.
But its act is quite contrary to its zealous assertion.

It calls hoarse for sanctions and pressure on the DPRK while keeping faulting the DPRK over "abduction issue".
Speaking before the independent Dietmen's group sometime ago, Abe called for "keeping current sanctions until north Korea takes specific steps toward denuclearization".

This indicates his anti-DPRK hostility despite his lip-service for "dialogue".
"Dialogue" claimed by Japan does not stem from its sincere intent for the improvement of the DPRK-Japan relations but from its peculiar crafty calculation to save its face which has been marginalized from the trend on the Korean peninsula and belatedly hold its share in the Korean peninsula issue.

Japan's hostile policy toward the DPRK still remains unchanged.
Japan, left with no justifications for realizing its reinvasion and militarization due to the trend toward dialogue and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula, has become perverse, finding it hard to openly challenge the DPRK, and at the end is now making a show of itself.

It is in the same context that it is persistently building the public opinion over the "abduction issue" and maintaining the principle of hostility toward the DPRK.
Its contradictory act of keeping the one-sided policy of putting pressure on the DPRK despite its call for "warming ties" will only render its wretched plight more miserable.

The international community now demands Japan face up to the changed situation and search for a correct way-out in compliance with not only world peace and stability but its own interests.
Japan has to make a fundamental change in its awareness about the DPRK and take corresponding acts, if it truly wants dialogue with the DPRK.

It has to make a bold decision to redeem the past, not going so impudent as to talk about "sanctions" and "abduction".
Japan would be well advised not to miss the present time which is the best opportunity for Japan to redeem its past. -0-


KCNA Commentary Decries U.S. State Department's "Religious Freedom Report"

Pyongyang, June 1 (KCNA) -- The U.S. State Department again faulted the DPRK in "2017 International Religious Freedom Report" on May 29.
Enumerating "persecution" of religion and "arrest and detention" of believers in the DPRK, the report tried to make the "data" sound plausible.

Explicitly speaking, the U.S. rhetoric about "religious freedom" is aimed to destabilize sovereign states and create pretexts for invasion and intervention for regime change.
The U.S. speaks volumes about "religious freedom" but historical facts about religious persecution and abuses in the country prove it is not entitled to say anything about it.

To meet its interests, it branded Islam, one of three religions in the world, as a bellicose one, openly claiming that the only way of eliminating it is to "reform the entire Islamic forces and lead them to Western democracy".
As a result, the Mid-east has turned into a region troubled by daily occurrences of disputes among countries, nations, ethnic groups and religious factions.

Rampant are such bullying acts of burning holy Koran or throwing it into toilet and committing violence against women Muslims which add to the religious abuses committed by the U.S. worldwide.
The U.S. has shaken off its mask of "religious freedom" in Korea, recording hideous crimes related to religion in Korea.

During the Korean war, the U.S. massacred lots of believers, through indiscriminate bombing and slaughter, and destroyed more than 1 900 churches and related facilities in the DPRK.
The "missionary" work the U.S. practiced on this land was just imbuing people with sycophancy toward America and the American way of life, and egging die-hard reactionary elements into acts against the party, state and social system.

As shown, the annual presentation of reports is just aimed to tarnish the international image of the DPRK and justify its hostile policy toward the latter.
Such motivation-driven acts, guided by old perspective, in disregard of the true picture in the DPRK where the people's beautiful dream and ideal are brought into a reality by dint of the single-hearted unity among the leader, the party and the masses, would not bring any proper solution to any problem.

The U.S. has to think from a new strategic angle, away from such a foolish farce to mar the image of the dignified DPRK under the deceptive signboards of "human rights protection" and "religious freedom". -0-


KCNA Commentary on Fruition of DPRK's Peace Policy

Pyongyang, May 9 (KCNA) -- The historic Panmunjom meeting and talks between the top leaders of the north and the south of Korea and the April 27 Declaration are welcomed and fully supported by the whole world.

South Koreans from all walks of life and the whole world praise the event as "a new history of peace created by the bold decision of Chairman Kim Jong Un" and "historic event that provided a great turning point for the inter-Korean ties and peace on the Korean Peninsula". The Washington Post said that the present climate in the peninsula was attributable to Chairman Kim Jong Un and that it was the result produced by his self-confidence.

Even the U.S. president welcomed the event, saying that it is very glad news for the whole world including the north and the south of Korea.
This shows that the recent north-south summit and the Panmunjom Declaration are an epoch-making event guaranteeing peace and security in the peninsula and the region, and meet the interests of the U.S.

As already known, it is the invariable stand of the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government to struggle for peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the world.
Thanks to the will and efforts of the Party and the government of the DPRK to end the history of confrontation in the peninsula and make a proactive contribution to regional security and global peace, active measures such as policy of making a great switchover in the north-south relations were taken one after another early in January this year.

The international community recognizes that those measures were the ones the north had long prepared and took as a strategic option to overcome the crisis in the peninsula, irrespective of the U.S.-led sanctions against the north and the examination of military action against it by the Trump administration.

The inter-Korean summit and declaration welcomed by the world are the priceless fruition of the DPRK's policy of defending peace.
This being a hard reality, such nonsense as "result of maximum pressure" and "option chosen at the limit" is heard from within the U.S. administration.

Such nonsense is a sophistry that can be made only by those with the Cold War way of thinking.
Such rude remarks may reverse the situation in the peninsula to the original one.
The U.S. should bear in mind that it will confirm to the demand of the world community and to its own interests to show etiquette and sincerity to its dialogue partner. -0-


Dok Islets Are Part of Korean Nation's Inviolable Territory: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- The Japanese government finally confirmed the teaching manuals stipulating that senior high schools are duty-bound to educate their students in the idea of Japan's "dominium over Tok islets."
Teaching manuals of similar contents for elementary and middle schools were made public just one year ago.

As a result, the students of elementary, middle and senior high schools in Japan are bound to be infused during their whole courses with the wrong claim that Tok islets are a part of "Japan's inviolable territory" and south Korea has "illegally occupied" them for decades, and with the twisted idea beautifying the past Japanese imperialists' wars of aggression and colonial rule over other countries.

The Abe cult persists in history distortion and education of rising generations in the idea of seizing other's territory. This is just a wanton provocation to the sovereignty of the Korean nation. It is also a product of its criminal design to instill the wild ambition for reinvasion into their minds and thus use them as a shock brigade for invading Korea.

Such history distortion rampant in education is attributable to the Japanese reactionaries' wild ambition for turning Japan into a military giant and launching reinvasion.
Abe is just a "pure-blooded militarist" who inherited the idea of the war criminals who masterminded the invasion of the continent in the past. His highest political goal is to make Japan shake off the disgrace and yoke as a defeated nation and take the path of overseas expansion.

Retrogressive revision of the Pacifist Constitution and distorted history education serve as twin pillars for propping up his scenario.
The Abe cult has pushed ahead with the revision of constitution and twisted history education for training the rising generations to be main players of reinvasion in a bid to make Japan a "country eligible to ignite a war," asserting "to change the constitution and educational system with their own hands is just little short of breaking with the post-war system."

The constitutional revision is imminent and twisted education on territorial claim has gone beyond the red line.
"'Abe's economics' is on the verge of bankruptcy and 'Abe's politics' is suspected of violating constitution, and 'Abe's military science' is rushing headlong into arms buildup. But all these will not be more serious than the harm which 'Abe's pedagogy' will do to the future of Japan and the Asia-Pacific region." This is a paragraph from foreign media.

Now organizations of political, social and civic circles in south Korea are raising their voice of protest. They are accusing the Japanese government of refusing to reflect on its past imperialistic aggression by instilling the wrong viewpoint on history into the rising generations, saying its rude language and acts wounding the public self-esteem will only precipitate its isolation.

As proven by history and as recognized by the world, Tok Islets are just a part of the inviolable territory of the Korean nation as were in the past. "Dominium over the Tok Islets" touted by Japan is just nonsense.
Japan should no longer claim other's territory.

The more it claims other's territory, the stronger reaction from the international community it will face. And its poor image as a defeated nation and an aggressor nation will more boldly project.
The south Koreans should respond to the moves of Japan to grab Tok Islets with a stronger campaign for defending them. -0-


KCNA Commentary Warns Japan against Going Reckless

Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries have become all the more pronounced in their moves for arms buildup.
Recently the Japan Defense Ministry buckled down to earnest moves to remake escort ship of Maritime "Self-Defense Force" Izumo into a carrier. To this end, it is stepping up the purchase of ultra-modern Stealth fighter F-35 and the introduction of take-off and landing technology from the U.S. and Britain.

Earlier, the Japan government decided to deploy the U.S. interceptor missile defense system Aegis Ashore on the land of Japan.
As proven, Japan's arms buildup being pushed forward under the signboards of "exclusive defense" and "re-organization of defense forces" is clearly the indication of increased nature of attack and aggression of the SDF.

Due to the moves to turn Japan into a military giant that have long been pushed forward, the SDF has undergone remarkable qualitative and quantitative change as perfect attack forces, after going beyond the level of defending the Japan proper.
This year alone, Japan decided to spend the biggest-ever budget for defense running at 5.1911 trillion yen and even hinted at a budget for long-range cruise missile, preemptive attack weapon, only to touch off controversy.

In March, the general ground command providing uniform control over all the ground SDF units was formed and amphibious task force was established as a special team for landing operation under the pretext of "defending a remote island in the southwest". All this has been carried out as an extension of the moves to revive the "imperial army" system which earned an ill fame for aggression and plunder.
Furthermore, the Abe group is thinking of specifying the existence of the SDF in Article 9, a key point of the "pacifist constitution", in order to grant the attack forces legality and provide them with legal ground for an aggression war.

All facts highlight the danger and severity of the modernization moves of the SDF which is dashing headlong into realizing the ambition for overseas expansion and this has touched off serious concern of the international community.
A press spokesman for the Defense Ministry of China at a weekly press conference on March 29 said that Japan's tendency in the field of military security has aroused concern of neighboring countries in Asia and the international community for historical reason and other reason in light of reality, adding its tendency to develop attack means which exceeds the need for "exclusive defense" arouses increased vigilance.

Russia, too, expressed high vigilance against Japan which is getting keen on introducing the U.S. interceptor missile defense system.
The present times are no longer what they used to be in the past when Japan provoked Sino-Japanese War and Russia-Japanese War at will to contain regional big powers by force and go roughshod over in Asian countries.

The Japanese reactionaries should clearly face up to the high vigilance of the international community and should not follow in the footsteps of their predecessors who were put to shame.
The SDF can never evade the fate of the Imperial Japanese Army unless it changes its purport of modernization. -0-


KCNA Commentary Derides Disgusting Acts of S. Korean Conservatives

Pyongyang, March 16 (KCNA) -- The "Liberal Korea Party" and other conservative group of south Korea have been greatly embarrassed to go desperate in their moves to chill the atmosphere of the Korean peninsula in which the tension has made a U-turn toward d?tente following the proactive measure the DPRK took on its own initiative.

Representative of the LKP Hong Jun Phyo is deriding the present phase for dialogue, saying that "one should not be taken in by the camouflaged peace offensive" and insulting it as "south-north peace farce mentioning only nuclear suspension, not nuclear dismantlement". The floor leader and the spokesman for the same party also appeared at public presentations where they spouted such rubbish that "the north's intention and sincerity are doubtful" and "the principle of sanctions on the north should never be undermined".

This is the desperate efforts of the worst traitors who are destined to meet a miserable end, after being marginalized from the trend of the history toward national reconciliation, unity, peace and reunification.
The principled stand and the sincere efforts made by the DPRK to write a new history of national reunification to be proud of to the world by the concerted efforts of the nation and to defend peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and the world have been warmly supported and welcomed by all the Koreans and the international community.

But only the LKP and other conservative forces of south Korea are working desperately to reverse the favorable climate for reconciliation, unity and peace into the unfavorable one of confrontation, and are spewing out rhetoric, challenging the desire of the nation and the trend of the times.
Far from apologizing for the hideous crimes of undermining the June 15 era of reunification which was making favorable progress and of pushing the situation to the touch-and-go one, those forces have gone vicious in their moves to check the trend for the improvement of the north-south ties. This disgusting behavior has been spitted at by all Koreans and the international community.

It was none other than the south Korean conservative forces that did not hesitate to commit the traitorous crimes against reunification, describing the valuable June 15 era of reunification as "lost decade" and totally denying the north-south joint declarations. It was again the south Korean conservatives who scuttled the north-south authorities talks that were arranged with so much effort by the active step taken by the DPRK in June 2013 by claiming the absurd issue of "level and ranking".

If the north-south relations make improvement, it is clear that their crimes of having escalated confrontation, being dead-set to the nation's reconciliation, unity and national reunification in the past, and of having created the danger of a war on the Korean peninsula will be highlighted and they will face stronger denunciation and rejection by the public mindset.
It is out of this calculation that they are working with bloodshot eyes to nip in the bud the sprouts for national reconciliation and unity with all possible means and methods in order to keep the north-south relations in the stalled state forever.

The conservative forces who stoop to any infamy to meet their dirty political ambition are senseless traitors and a group of rabid dogs that have no blood and soul of being part of the Korean nation as they are only keen on escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen.
The south Koreans and all other Korean people are required to wage more courageous actions to throw overboard the group of conservative traitors, a cancer-like entity in the way for peace and reunification. -0-


KCNA Commentary Blasts U.S. Preparations for Cyber Attack on DPRK

Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) -- A recent revelation puts it that the U.S. has secretly been making preparations to mount a large-scale cyber-attack on the DPRK before making a military attack.

The February 15th issue of the U.S. magazine Foreign Policy disclosed that the Trump administration put all the intelligence agencies including the CIA and the DIA on a high alert to get them ready to launch a large-scale cyber attack as the first phase of the practical military option toward the DPRK, while countering the nuclear and missile threats from it with "word bomb".

The magazine also disclosed that the U.S. had pushed forward the preparations for the attack in top secrecy for the past six months in south Korea, Japan and other places, had already invested funds running at billions of U.S. dollars and trained necessary experts, and that the U.S. military intelligence analysts were accordingly put on standby to be followed by the posting of elite Korean peninsula experts to intelligence arms under the DIA.

CIA Director Pompeo and former and incumbent officials of the U.S. bluffed that the U.S. preparations for the cyber war targeting the Korean peninsula and the intelligence agencies' preparations for the operation have reached the unprecedented level of an all-out charge, adding that the first bullet will be shot by cyber.

Timed to coincide with this, the NBC, Blumberg News, The Washington Post and other U.S. media have now become vociferous about "cyber terrorism" and "threats" from the DPRK.
This proves that the U.S. war moves against the DPRK have reached the phase of practical implementation.

One of the means for the preemptive attack which the U.S. values as much as the nuclear stick and dollars in realizing its hegemonic strategy is the cyber warfare.
The U.S. has so far poured huge human and material resources on strengthening the cyber war capabilities since the 1990s, considering the cyber space as the fifth area for realizing its world domination after the land, sea, air and space.

In May 2010 it set up the Cyber Command and in October 2012 it issued the president's secret order to mount a preemptive attack on any country without advance warning, with the mobilization of all means for hacking attack.
It is not a secret that, under this plan, the U.S. introduced a great number of cyber warfare experts into various types of DPRK-targeted war drills including Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint drills and has systematically conducted the cyber attack drills against the DPRK.

It is an unpardonable terrorist act and a shameless war provocation for the U.S. to spur the preparations for large-scale cyber attack on the DPRK through even the intelligence agencies.
For the U.S. to get vociferous about "cyber terrorism" and "hacking" by someone is nothing but shameless sophism aimed to cover up its despicable nature as a hacking empire and kingpin of cyber terrorism and justify its moves for a war against the DPRK.

Amid the controversy about the resumption of the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises, nuclear war groups including the nuclear carrier have already taken their positions in and around south Korea, ready for advance. Under such situation the U.S. plans to commence even large-scale cyber attack. This proves that the curtain for the second Korean war has already been lifted.

The U.S. had better judge what horrible consequences it can face in case it fires the first bullet by cyber.
The DPRK is fully ready to counter any war mode of the U.S. as it has everything in hands and is ready for everything.
The U.S. should properly understand its rival and should not run amuck. -0-


No One Allows Hegemony: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, February 14 (KCNA) -- The United States recently conducted a ballistic missile interception test on Hawaii.
Commenting on this, a Bulgarian monthly newspaper quoted experts as saying that the missile interception capabilities of the U.S. is about 20 percent and the precision interception probability is only 10 percent.

The U.S. is persisting in the moves to bolster nuclear weapons and missiles to prop up its hegemonic position on the wane in the Northeast Asian region.
Trump called for increasing the number of nuclear warheads ten times the U.S. current possession, while trumpeting about the need to drastically increase the nuclear capabilities until the world gains the ability to discern the U.S. might. Timed to coincide with this, the U.S. Defense Department buckled down to realizing its strategic plan for all-out momentary strike.

The U.S. is spurring the program for developing weapons for simultaneously intercepting several targets.
The U.S. Defense Department called for budget running at 259 million USD to acquire the "verified capabilities" by speeding up the research and development of the weaponry system.

An official of the Missile Defense Agency said that a spur is put to end the test before 2025 and it is to take the lead in deterring the threats that can be possible in the future, not just a response to any specific information.
In fact, the U.S. is forming the ballistic missile defence network comprising sea and ground bases in Asia-Pacific by mutually combining sea base interceptor missile SM-3 with ground base interceptor missile.

The U.S. has so far asserted that the test-fire of this interceptor missile is to cope with the "ballistic missile threats" from the DPRK. This is just a groundless pretext.
The unanimous comment of experts is that the missile earlier warning and interception system being deployed in Asia-Pacific has far surpassed the necessity to counter the DPRK's ballistic missiles and that they actual target the ballistic missiles of China and Russia.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov when interviewed by Russian 1 TV Broadcasting said that the U.S. has deployed interceptor missile system in south Korea and Japan, it is surprising to find on the map that the interceptor missile system along with the European element of the U.S. global missile defense system encircles Russia and now targets China, also.

The Chinese Central TV Broadcasting on Feb. 1 commented that the recent test conducted by the U.S. on January 31 was the reflection that the core is to counter the ballistic missile attack from China and Russia and that it was the manifestation of its strategic concerns.

All the countries around the world loving justice and peace should be vigilant against the U.S. reckless moves for bolstering nuclear weapons and missiles. -0-


KCNA Commentary Hits out at Abe Regime's Rubbish

Pyongyang, February 3 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries are recently crying out for dismantling the DPRK's nukes.
Claiming that nuclear and missile development of north Korea constitutes an unprecedentedly grave and urgent threat, Prime Minister Abe blustered in his policy speech that he would force north Korea to give up its nuclear and missile program.

Foreign Minister Kono asserted that Japan would not engage in a dialogue allowing north Korea's possession of nukes although it may help defuse tensions temporarily, calling for constantly putting pressure on north Korea.

Entering the new year, a string of rubbish about "nuclear threat from north Korea" are heard from the Japan Archipelago. Against this backdrop, high-ranking officials of its regime have gone so impudent and foolish to say that they would make the DPRK abandon its nukes in a perfect, verifiable and irreversible method.

The Japanese reactionaries, who have taken the lead in the sanctions racket to stifle the DPRK to please their American master, always cunningly behaved to seek their interests. However, they have just made a serious mistake in their judgment of the situation around the Korean peninsula.

As recognized by the world, the DPRK has emerged a new strategic state possessed of not only various type nukes delivery means but also super-powerful thermonuclear weapon along with its accomplishment of the historic great cause of completing the state nuclear force.

Through a protracted struggle for defending the sovereignty of the country from the U.S. nuclear threat, the DPRK has finally come to have a mighty treasured sword for preserving peace.
The nuclear force of the DPRK serves as a powerful and creditable war deterrent. This fact can never be changed by any force or by anything.

Today the international community is asserting that the U.S. will have to co-exist with the DPRK, saying the DPRK is a nuclear power and will consolidate the status.
This being a hard fact, the island country's regime is still talking about the abandonment of DPRK's nukes and pressure on it, seized with an anachronistic wild dream.

This is just a last-ditch effort of the regime stunned by the emergence of the DPRK as a new strategic state.
Moreover, it is just a revelation of Japan's sinister intention to put the brakes on easing tensions on the Korean peninsula and scuttle the efforts of the Koreans for their great event.

The Japanese regime is sadly mistaken if it thinks that its denial can ever change the tremendous national power and strategic status of the DPRK.
The Abe group had better understand the changed strategic position of the DPRK and make a switchover in its policy toward the DPRK, though belatedly. -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 Slams U.S. for Aggravating Situation on Korean Peninsula

Pyongyang, January 8 (KCNA) -- The United States is still aggravating the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
It seeks to convene in Canada in the middle of January foreign and defense ministerial meetings of those countries which took part in the Korean War. The meetings are targeted against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The Slovak internet paper Topki and Japanese Kyodo News quoted U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson as saying that the purpose of the meetings is to send a joint message of the world not allowing north Korea's nuclear possession and that the pressure upon it would be intensified.

The U.S. behavior attempting to internationally incite atmosphere of sanctions and pressure against the DPRK from the beginning of the year is a dangerous farce to steadily aggravate the situation on the Peninsula and in the region.

The DPRK's proactive step and sincere efforts from the beginning of the year command full support and deep sympathy at home and abroad. However, the U.S. which does not wish peace and stability of the Peninsula is now uneasy and restless.

Last year the U.S. conducted the largest-ever nuclear war exercises on the Peninsula one after another in a desperate way to impose a heinous nuclear disaster upon mankind.

Lunatic Trump blustered 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, not in the U.S. mainland," crying out for "total destruction" of the DPRK and "extermination" of its population. This year, too, he is running high fever in nuclear blackmail and threat to the DPRK over twitter.

Even now he is busy calling upon the vassal forces that took part in the Korean War of aggression for a confab for a new war just as the U.S. did in the 1950s.
All the facts clearly show who is the chieftain of aggravating the tension on the Peninsula and who is the disturber of global peace and stability.

History repeats itself.
The U.S. and its vassal forces, which failed to subjugate the Korean people armed with rifles, are making desperate efforts to ignite a new war again, oblivious of the disgraceful history of defeat.

The U.S. had better clearly see the entity of the DPRK which rapidly emerged a strategic state.
As a responsible, peace-loving nuclear power, the DPRK will neither have recourse to nuclear weapons unless hostile forces of aggression violate its sovereignty and interests, but it will resolutely respond to acts of wrecking peace and security on the Peninsula.

The more the U.S. runs amuck with the uncontrollable danger, the earlier "the only superpower" will meet its miserable end.
The satellite forces would be well advised to bear in mind that they will bitterly regret for their behaviors, if they run helter-skelter depending on the U.S. dashing toward the ruin. -0-


Trump Should Cool His Head and Face up to Reality: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, December 18 (KCNA) -- Such opinion that Trump might order a preemptive attack on the DPRK is widely spreading among former and incumbent officials of the U.S. administration, media and experts recently.
Those concerned of the U.S. Department of Defense think that the possibility of an armed clash on the Korean peninsula with a U.S. preemptive attack next year is 40 to 50 percent, and some former officials of the Department of State comment that the possibility of a war between the DPRK and the U.S. is more than it.

Recalling Trump's recent special meeting with some hard-liners insisting on a preemptive attack on the DPRK, U.S. media are claiming "the war chariot of the Trump administration began to move" and "it is reminiscent of the Bush administration preparing for a war against Iraq."

In view of the present situation, there is widespread concern and criticism among Americans that "if a war with north Korea breaks out, a disaster more terrible than the one during the Second World War might be brought to the U.S. mainland" and "it will cause such a disastrous result as killing of up to two million in the U.S., south Korea and Japan.

Former Rear Admiral Michael Smith and 57 other ex-generals of the U.S. army sent an official letter to Trump on Dec. 13 in opposition to his war scenario, claiming military action of the U.S. and its allies may invite immediate retaliatory shelling by north Korea which would cause hundreds of thousands of casualties. Military action will only put in peril the lives of 150 000 Americans living in south Korea and the U.S. is bound to be involved in the war which might be prevented, they added.

Charles V. Pena, former director of the Defense Policy Institute of the Cato Institute in a commentary he contributed to the international relations magazine National Interest asserted a total war with the DPRK will bring very critical consequences.
Recalling the claim made by the commander of the U.S. forces in south Korea in 1994 when Clinton considered the use of force against the DPRK's nuclear program, he noted:

The commander claimed that if a war with the DPRK breaks out, it will cause at least one million casualties and economic loss of one trillion US dollars. Even a limited attack on the DPRK's nuclear missile bases will not be accepted by it as a limited one. To think the DPRK would remain passive toward the attack is a pipedream. Such attack will only entail strong retaliation by it.

A professor of the U.S. asked Trump as to whether he, as reasonable president, can unleash a war against Pyongyang although he knows that it can launch a missile tipped with nuclear warhead before the U.S. forces' air strike reaches it.

The results of the opinion poll conducted by the Washington Post and ABC found that at least 70 percent of the respondents said no to the preemptive strike and 82 percent of them expressed serious concern that military attack would spill over into a large-scale war.
The U.S. magazine News Week reported the opinion poll results that two third of the Americans remain averse to the war with the DPRK.

The public opinion opposed to the preemptive attack is getting stronger in the U.S. It can be viewed as a sort of advice that the U.S. administration should drop the adventurous and risky way of thinking and boldly make a U-turn in its policy toward the DPRK.
The right to preemptive attack is not exclusive to the U.S. The U.S. should cool-headedly face up to the reality that the iron-willed DPRK's preemptive nuclear attack against provocateurs is just not hot air. -0-


KCNA Commentary Slashes at U.S. Increase of Military Budget

Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) -- Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the "2018 bill on amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act", which increased the next year's defense budget to 700 billion US dollars.
According to the U.S. act on budget control instituted in 2011, the annual defense budget should be limited to below 600 billion US dollars. However, the Trump administration already increased the defense budget by 54 billion US dollars in March this year and is about to increase it dramatically next year.

What should never be overlooked is that the U.S. put up "nuclear and missile threats from north Korea" as a pretext for the sharp increase of its military spending.
The U.S. Lower House increased the budget for the Missile Defense Agency under the Department of Defense to 12.3 billion US dollars under the excuse of "nuclear and missile threats" from the DPRK. It decided to allot a fabulous amount of money for deploying the missile interception system targeting the DPRK and beefing up the U.S. forces in Asia-Pacific, as evidenced by its deployment of 28 GBI ground-based interceptor missiles in Alaska and nuclear-capable strategic bombers near the Korean peninsula.

Such crazy act of the U.S. as spending astronomical funds for its military in peacetime, not in wartime, in a bid to dominate the world with absolute military edge is greatly concerning and stunning the public.
The U.S. has clearly revealed its true intention of hyping "nuclear and missile threats" from the DPRK through the above-said "bill".

It is just a revelation of its brigandish design to dominate the world by force and occupy at any cost the countries failing to kowtow to it by military threats and aggression as it is aimed to invent a pretext for increasing military expenditure to invade the DPRK and realize the strategy for putting the whole world under control.
This is clearly proven by the racket of military threats being escalated by the Trump administration, its development of new type nukes and modernization of war hardware.

Asserting the security of the U.S. mainland can be ensured only when its missile defense system is deployed on earth orbits, the U.S. even talks about the resumption of the "star wars" project.
It even raised the "conception of comprehensive and immediate strike" and is crying out for testing its main components in Korea soon.
According to reports of foreign media, Trump recently asked the Congress to increase the military spending by 5.9 billion US dollars and is going to use 4 billion US dollars for the deployment of missile defense and reconnaissance systems on the Korean peninsula.

The U.S, despite its almost empty national coffer and national debt amounting to 20 trillion US dollars, is resorting to such reckless increase of military expenditure. It is, indeed, a belligerent country of military gangsters and a cancer-like one against mankind.
History proved that the increase of U.S. military spending resulted in adding fuel to the arms race among big powers, harassing global peace and security and increasing the danger of a nuclear war in the Korean peninsula and the region, in particular.

The progressive mankind opposing war and loving peace should further intensify the struggle against U.S. imperialism, the war monster, seeing through its aggressive nature. -0-


KCNA Commentary Blasts S. Korean Regime's Trumpeting about "Balanced Diplomacy"

Pyongyang, November 21 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet regime is making eyes at neighboring countries to curry favor with them while zealously advocating "balanced diplomacy" only to provoke sickening feelings.
This is a pipe dream that can never come true for the colonial stooges serving the U.S.

The "balanced diplomacy" was first advocated by the Park Geun Hye group of traitors.
By the "balanced diplomacy" it is meant to pursue diplomacy evenly by keeping balance in relations with other countries, neighboring big powers in particular.

This faced a total failure as Park Geun Hye pursued the deployment of THAAD which the neighboring countries stand strongly against in their national interests, at the end of offering her everything to her guardian-lover like U.S. As a result, "diplomacy of imbalance" caused diplomatic catastrophe and disaster.

It was not long ago that south Korea was beaten here and there just like a village drum.
But, being oblivious of this, the south Korean authorities trumpet about the failed policy of the preceding "government".

Recently the puppet forces have claimed that they "would put the bilateral exchange and cooperation on a normal track" and a "prelude to balanced diplomacy has opened", asserting that their chief executive's planned visit to neighboring countries due next month would offer an important occasion for restoring the relations that had been aggravated due to THAAD issue.

It is illogical for the puppet forces to talk about "balanced diplomacy" as they completely rely on the U.S. and they only move at its beck and call. The south Korean authorities is nicknamed as "poodle" of Trump as it yields to the U.S. and creeps around the U.S. legs. How can they trumpet about "balanced diplomacy" in such a situation.

The "balanced diplomacy" is sheer sophism that had never existed and can never exist for the stooges like the puppet forces subservient to the U.S., and it is a sleight of hand to get "security" from the U.S. and economic interests from neighboring countries.

The only way out for the colonial stooges is to kowtow to the U.S., without dignity.
The south Korean diplomacy is fated to face any diplomatic disaster at the end of following the U.S.
The south Korean authorities should not go reckless, clearly understanding their poor plight of being subservient to the U.S. -0-


Fundamental Step Is Needed to Clear U.S. of Worries: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, November 6 (KCNA) -- There is strong movement to restrict Trump's right to the use of force in the U.S.
On October 26, 62 members of the House of Representatives of the U.S. submitted a "No Unconstitutional Strike Against North Korea Act" meant to prevent Trump from mounting a preemptive attack on the DPRK without an approval by Congress, and senators also plan to enact a similar act.

The ex-presidents and former officials of the Defense Department, State Intelligence Agency and Central Intelligence Agency and the White House call for restraining the right to use force granted to Trump, being worried that he may cause a big trouble and he is not aware of the damage his utterance may bring.

The New York Times, the Washington Post and other major media call for the institution of a relevant law, and organizations even file lawsuits against the Trump administration.
It is the first time in the U.S. history that the political and social circles of the country all rose up, calling for the restriction of the president's right to the use of force.

This shows that Trump's bellicose outpourings and war hysteria have reached the phase which can no longer be overlooked.
The U.S. is now thrown into extreme uneasiness due to Trump's behavior reminiscent of a mentally deranged man.

His impudent acts of pushing the situation to the extremes while crying out for a "military solution" and "total destruction" have created the situation in which a nuclear war may break out any moment. The American society is of the same opinion that this has to be stopped.
The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee expressed concerns, saying that the president is a clear and present danger who is mentally unstable.

Recently the CNN recalled how President Nixon was deterred from going riot to start a nuclear war while showing the symptom of mental derangement at the end of having a hard time due to the "Watergate incident" in the 1970s. This can be seen as a reflection of the atmosphere pervading the U.S.
The responsibility for putting under control the present worst situation entirely rests with the U.S.

Will it be possible to deter the frenzy of old lunatic just by restraining him from exercising the right to use of force.
A fundamental solution is to dismiss him from office, a man branded as a "substantially dangerous being invested with the right to press the nuclear button", and for the U.S. to withdraw the hostile policy toward the DPRK. Otherwise, the U.S. and the whole world can suffer from the nuclear war nightmare.
If the U.S. does not want to face a horrible nuclear disaster and tragic end, it had better pay heed to the advice of the international community. -0-


KCNA Commentary on S. Korean Puppet Forces' Deplorable Situation

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet forces went frenzy, letting out rhetoric about "the north's provocation". Now they have the jitters as evidenced by their rubbish that "the north's silence lasted more than a month", "it may meditate on the point of provocation" and "this week will be a week of agony".

This is a shriek of extremely exhausted idiots, dumbfounded by the consecutive hard-line offensive measures taken by the DPRK.
The south Korean puppet forces always look up to their American master, when making stereo-typed and deceptive rhetoric about "nuclear threat from the north" and the "north's provocation".
They plan to stage another round of large-scale combined naval strike drill toward the end of October in the wake of holding the largest-ever combined naval drill with the U.S.

But the master's honey-coated "commitment to lasting security" has not helped clear the puppet forces of their worries.
The declaration of the toughest stand of Juche Korea to tame with fire the empire of evil which called for "totally destroying" the DPRK dealt a heavy blow at the "world's only superpower".

Trump was foolish to calculate that such outbursts as "the calm before the storm" and "only one effective way" would browbeat the DPRK. Instead it is the U.S. finding itself in despair and horror.

The DPRK has taken the toughest offensive in a consecutive way and the U.S. chief executive is having a hard time, being branded as a dangerous element who may spark off the Third World War even by key confidants, to say nothing of those in the political camp. This has aroused the derision of the world people.
It is the south Korean puppet forces' deplorable situation as they have to spend wearisome days. They ran roughshod only to be caught in trap while counting on the master attacked from all sides.

Times have gone when the puppet forces rampaged about, counting on the U.S.
The south Korean puppet forces should clearly understand that already in hand are the toughest countermeasure of Korean style to cope with the U.S. reckless military act.
Now that the aggressors and provokers have become all the more undisguised in their hysteric war frenzy, the DPRK's appropriate actions for self-defence will be taken any moment as a strike beyond imagination. -0-


KCNA Commentary Terms U.S. Nuclear Devil Threatening World

Pyongyang, October 14 (KCNA) -- Not content with having called for "total destruction" of the DPRK, the U.S. is getting more frantic in its hysteria for invasion and war.

Shortly ago Japanese newspaper Japan Times said that the U.S. calculated that it can destroy someone's nuclear facilities by using smaller tactical nuclear weapons and will finish the examination of their development and deployment until the year end.

On the other hand, various foreign sources reported that against the backdrop of the increasing tension on the Korean peninsula, the U.S. Ronald Reagan nuclear carrier strike group is sailing to the East Sea of Korea to stage what they called a "high-intensity joint drill" together with the south Korean puppet navy from mid-Oct. and that Theodore Roosevelt nuclear carrier strike group has left for the Pacific.

This is a reckless act of war maniacs as it only drives the tense situation on the peninsula into the point of explosion.
Trump's flurry of hysterical military remarks made the situation on the Korean peninsula so dangerous that no one knows at what time a nuclear war will break out to claim tens of thousands of human lives.

As if vying with each other, U.S. warmongers have shown their cards-- various "military options" for a nuclear war against the DPRK--and trumpeted about the use of smaller tactical nuclear weapons and "unprecedented joint drills".

When viewing alone the issue of use of smaller tactical nuclear weapons pursued by the U.S., it actually means the high likelihood of a nuclear war.
That's why some dignitaries of the U.S. political, military and academic circles are concerned about the said fact.

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein from the Democratic Party said that "she would as ever resolutely oppose such reckless scenario for the use of smaller tactical nuclear weapons, adding there would be no limited nuclear war."

All the facts go to prove that the U.S., the world's biggest nuclear weapons state which inflicted a nuclear disaster upon humankind for the first time, remains the arch criminal and the worst cancer-like entity posing threat to global peace and security, not to mention the Korean peninsula.

It is the pathological symptoms of the U.S. to calculate it can bring to its knees the DPRK armed with nukes of justice while staging provocative nuclear war rehearsals.
From the historical point of view, the U.S. aggressors were doomed to be forlorn wandering spirits whenever they invaded Korea.

The U.S. must know it is not difficult for the DPRK's nuclear force to wipe out the war forces and means sent to the Korean peninsula as the U.S. mainland is within in the striking range.
Even though the U.S. opts for the smaller tactical nuclear weapons and anything else, it is the resolution of the DPRK to make the former pay dearly for its aggression without fail.
The world will clearly see how severely the Korean army and people will punish the U.S. imperialists in their death-bed struggle. -0-


KCNA Commentary on Japanese Gov't Authorities' Moves to Stifle DPRK

Pyongyang, October 2 (KCNA) -- Prime Minister Abe, the chief cabinet secretary, the foreign minister and other government authorities of Japan are now getting hell-bent on the anti-DPRK moves.
At the recent UN General Assembly Abe said that "pressure, not dialogue, is needed" over the issue of the DPRK while running around the UN stage like a headless chicken to meet leaders of different countries so as to incite "solidarity of the international community".

In particular, Foreign Minister Kono who assumed office not long ago had telephone talks with the foreign ministers of UNSC member states and toured Middle East countries to beg for cooperation in pressurizing the DPRK, only inviting derision of the world.

The Japanese politicians left no stone unturned to clamor about "maximum pressure" on the DPRK, through so-called speech, appearance on TV, summit, telephone talks and other occasions, irrespective of object and place. Their behavior is little short of mad rackets.

The true nature of the Japanese reactionaries using the "theory of crisis on the Korean peninsula" and "fiction of threat from the north" for political purpose has already been exposed to the international community.

The sanctions and pressure rackets Japan keeps up joining the U.S. in its moves to stile the DPRK are aimed to ceaselessly strain the situation on the peninsula under the pretext of the latter's counteraction.
Japan thinks that it can without difficulty attain its political aims when "security crisis" goes into gear.

The "security crisis" based on the situation of the peninsula is just a "problem" that has to be invented as it helps calm down the strong domestic and international protest against the revision of constitution, facilitate Japan's militarization and at the same time strengthen inside unity and save the present rulers driven into a tight corner with corruption and irregularities, economic difficulty, etc.

The Japanese reactionaries have already revised the law on punishing organized crimes and drastically increased defense cost and dissolved the House of Representatives in the wake of cabinet reshuffle for early elections. This is part of efforts for sinister political goal.

Nevertheless, it's too early to wear a complacent smile.
As a Korean saying goes, sorrow is laugher's daughter.
Japan's such rackets inciting the tension of the Korean peninsula is a suicidal deed that will bring nuclear clouds to the Japanese archipelago.

No one knows when the touch-and-go situation will lead to a nuclear war, but if so, the Japanese archipelago will be engulfed in flames in a moment. This is too self-evident.
If the Japanese people, the first victim of nuclear disaster in the world, are offered in sacrifice owing to handful militarist reactionaries' political aim, it will be a tragedy of the century.
The Japanese politicians should stop acting rashly in an attempt to derive a benefit from the tense situation on the Korean peninsula and had better think twice about the consequences. -0-


U.S. Slammed for Trying to Deploy Tactical Nuclear Weapons into S. Korea

Pyongyang, September 15 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Institute of American Studies, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on Friday in connection with the fact that the Trump Administration is publicizing through the media the "possibility of redeploying tactical nuclear weapons" into south Korea and developing up-to-date miniaturized nuclear bomb.

Recently, NBC and other American press reported that the Trump administration is currently examining various plans of developing up-to-date miniaturized nuclear bomb of low intensity to deal with nuclear threats posed by countries like the DPRK and Russia, and it will not rule out the option of redeploying tactical nuclear weapons into south Korea in case the south Korean "government" so requests.

The fact that the deliberate leakage of the information about tactical nuclear weapons by the Trump administration coincides with its moves to impose heinous sanctions, pressure and military threat on the DPRK, raises the alarm about the intention of the U.S. to unleash an actual nuclear war in the Korean peninsula.

The U.S. has generated the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula by deploying more than 1 000 nuclear weapons into south Korea since 1950s and turning it into the front-line base for nuclear war, and imposed constant nuclear threat on the DPRK.

In the early 1990s, as the international support for the just anti-nuclear, peace policy and sincere efforts of the DPRK increased, the U.S. declared the withdrawal of nuclear weapons from south Korea, but it never stopped blackmailing and threatening the DPRK with its nuclear assets.

Explicitly speaking once again, continuous nuclear threat and vicious hostile policy of the U.S. towards DPRK are the very reason the DPRK gained access to nukes and strengthened its nuclear force for self-defense.
Besides, the redeployment of the tactical nuclear weapons, which are meant to be used for actual warfare beyond the purpose of mere deterrence, into the Korean peninsula vividly reveals the vicious aim of the U.S. to wage a nuclear war on this land.

The attempt of the U.S. to deploy tactical nuclear weapons into south Korea and develop up-to-date miniaturized nuclear bombs is targeted at its strategic rivals in the region as well as the DPRK, and it will increase the tension in the Korean Peninsula and the region and instigate intense arms race.

The nuclear threat of the U.S. which is growing more vicious propels the DPRK to continuous development of all means of counterattack including tactical nuclear weapons to the highest level at a maximum speed and to faster deployment of these means ready for battle.
The U.S. which gave rise to the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula and pushes the nuclear confrontation between the DPRK and U.S. towards the brink of explosion, shall be held responsible for all catastrophic consequences to follow. -0-


KCNA Commentary Derides S. Korean Authorities' Reckless Action

Pyongyang, August 30 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet forces dumbfounded by the DPRK's toughest offensive against the U.S. is going about foolish, like those unaware of their impending death.
The south Korean chief executive who claim "there should not be a war" under the signboard of "peace" finally started Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises with the U.S., pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula to the point of explosion.

Talking about "suspension of someone's provocation" while describing the north-targeted war drills in which huge aggression forces are involved as "annual and defensive drills" is utterly illogical and reminds one of a guilty party filing the suit first.
As known, the nuclear force of the DPRK is a treasured sword for defending the sovereignty and the right to existence of the Korean nation from the aggression and interference by outsiders, and it represents the most reliable war deterrence.

The present situation reminds one of the eve of the Korean war in the 1950s.
The boss of the empire of evil went so impudent as to say that even though a war breaks out, it will be on the Korean peninsula and even though thousands die, that will be on the peninsula as he views the Korean nation as victims of the scenario for world domination.

War servants of the U.S. flew into south Korea one after another to hold war confabs and toured DPRK-targeted war drills, calling for "getting ready to be able to fight anytime". This is an already disclosed fact.

The recent saber-rattling is never a military game of children as it involves huge troops of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces and the puppet forces, lethal weapons, administrative organizations in Seoul and provinces of south Korea, huge labor and material resources of the munitions and civilian institutions, and also forces of seven satellite countries.

The U.S., a war state, and its stooges are professing "guardian of peace" and clamoring for "security crisis" even though they kick up heinous war frenzy in this bright world.
It is the invariable stand and mode of thorough counteraction of the DPRK to foil the U.S. reckless "preventive war" and "preemptive attack" with Korean-style just all-out war and earlier preemptive attack.

The DPRK does not make an empty talk.
The south Korean authorities had better have a look at their foolish and silly master spending each miserable and painful second and moment of its life in the world eyes.

Those steeped in sycophancy toward the U.S. are bound to become foolish enough to take a knife-brandishing robber storming one's own house as "protector".
The south Korean authorities had better judge whether they can be responsible for the future happenings before going rash. -0-


S. Korea's Decision to Deploy THAAD Launching Pads Denounced

Pyongyang, August 10 (KCNA) -- The south Korean authorities' moves for additional deployment of THAAD launching pads are the height of pro-U.S. sycophantic and traitorous act, Rodong Sinmun Thursday says in an article.
The south Korean authorities' decision to deploy THAAD launching pads is the outcome from the wicked intention to realize their ambition for stifling the DPRK, depending on outside forces, the article states, and goes on:

The south Korean authorities claim that the moves to deploy THAAD launching pads are their own "decision" to cope with the "nuclear and missile threat from the north," but it is an ostrich policy.
The decision for additional deployment was made by the U.S. pressure.
This is clearly evidenced by the fact that no sooner had the decision of the south Korean authorities been announced than the U.S. described it as "the best step" and expressed "high appreciation" for it while calling for early deployment.

It is as foolish an act as digging their own grave with their own hands that the south Korean authorities try to deploy THAAD launching pads as faithful running dogs of the U.S.
They should remember that if they persistently resort to the foolish and reckless moves, they would lose an opportunity for improving inter-Korean relations forever and everything would finish at the moment. -0-


KCNA Commentary Urges Japan to Stop Sophism against DPRK

Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- Officials of the Japan Foreign Ministry have gone impudent here and there.
Vice Foreign Minister Kiyoshi Otawara flew to Nepal where he let out sophism about "abduction plan" of the DPRK. Calling for control over the travel of north Korean citizens", he solicited for cooperation for isolating and stifling the DPRK including suspension of all exchanges with the DPRK.

Foreign Minister Kishida when meeting the UN secretary general in New York on July 18 requested prompt stronger "sanctions" against the DPRK, saying "north Korea has become threat of higher level. Now is time to tighten pressure".
This is a clear revelation of the anti-DPRK confrontation frenzy of the Japanese reactionaries steeped in hostility toward the DPRK to the marrow of their bones.

Japan is not entitled to say anything about the Korean people.
Still remaining as unhealed scar in the minds of our people are all kinds of shame and contempt they met at the hands of Japan.

During their colonial rule, the Japanese imperialists brutally killed one million innocent Korean people and forcibly drafted 8.4 million young and middle-aged men to force them into hard work. They also abducted 200 000 Korean women, reducing them to sexual playthings of the Imperial Japanese Army. This was an intolerable insult to the nation.

In recent years, disclosures were made that the Japanese anti-DPRK organizations and figures made their way to DPRK-China border areas under the guise of "humanitarianism" and abducted a number of DPRK citizens to Japan by employing appeasement, deception and all other crafty and despicable methods.

Such a country is making a fuss over "threat of abduction", not content with faulting the measure for self-defence of the DPRK. The reason is because they committed huge crimes against the Korean people.
It is quite natural that crime-woven Japan has jitters in the face of the tremendous might and the strategic position of the DPRK which towered as a nuclear power in the East and a world-level rocket power.
The Japanese always suffering from extreme uneasiness and horror let out a story of "threat" day and night, getting surprised by a rustling sound.

Crimes are bound to bring punishment.
Japan's frantic act of sanctions and pressure by following in the footsteps of the U.S. will be a suicidal act of stepping into the striking range itself.

The DPRK keeps tabs on all the crimes committed by Japan and strongly warned that should Japan come out hostile toward the DPRK without facing up to the situation, it will face the strike by powerful ballistic rockets of the DPRK.
Japan had better keep its mouth shut if it wants to maintain even the desolate islands in the Pacific. -0-


KCNA Commentary Slashes New S. Korean Foreign Minister's Ill-boding Remarks against DPRK

Pyongyang, July 1 (KCNA) -- Foreign Minister of south Korea Kang Kyong Hwa is making ill-boding remarks against the DPRK.
Soon after her designation as the minister nominee, she recklessly faulted the DPRK, saying that "the north's nuclear issue is the top priority task". She trumpeted about "taking an active part in the international cooperation for checking the north from modernizing nuclear and missile capabilities and for deterring it from making additional provocation" and even said that "suspension of tour of Mt Kumgang and shutdown of Kaesong Industrial Park are all the result of the unprecedented provocations from the north".

After her nomination, she met the U.S. forces commander in south Korea, the acting U.S. ambassador to south Korea, the chairman of the U.S. Council of Foreign Relations and other guys where she curried favor with the master while talking about "strengthened south Korea-U.S. alliance" and approved the UN "resolution on human rights in the north", openly revealing her true colors of serving the U.S. and escalating confrontation with the north.

She reminds one of Yun Pyong Se who had been keen on sycophancy toward the U.S. and confrontation with the fellow countrymen, while working as a yes-man of Park Geun Hye.
This is a frontal challenge to the south Korean candlelight demonstrators' demand for the earlier improvement of the north-south relations and for the settlement of peace and stability.

Kang is speaking a lot of her UN career but she has not conducted diplomatic activities with the countries around the Korean peninsula issue like the U.S., China and Japan nor has she ever directly handled the DPRK issue.
As for the human rights issue and the humanitarian field which she claims to have been professional, she has done nothing for the fellow countrymen and for the improvement of the north-south relations.

No sooner had she taken the post of the diplomatic boss though she has no clear insight, experience or achievements, than she parroted what was uttered by the preceding pro-U.S. traitors. It is as clear as noonday which way south Korea's diplomacy will head for.
It is not hard to guess what result the south Korean chief executive's junket to the U.S. will bring as he is guided by such uncomely sycophantic traitor serving the U.S.

It is natural that those who only want to get their "views on security" acknowledged by the conservative forces and please the U.S. master, in utter disregard of the demand of the fellow countrymen are bound to be rejected by the candlelight demonstrators.

The south Koreans clearly remember that at a ministerial inaugural ceremony a few days ago, Kang said that "diplomacy desired by the times is the one reflecting the will of the people, the one communicating with the people".
One has to be mindful of any misfortune that can be brought about by dishonest remarks.
The south Korean authorities have to keep in mind that they are constantly followed by the candlelight mindset. -0-


Kowtowing to Japan Is Act of Treachery: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- Recently, Jong Se Gyun, speaker of the "National Assembly" of south Korea, visited Japan and talked about "development of the forward-looking and ripen partnership" between south Korea and Japan.
How can they talk about "the forward-looking ties" leaving the thrice-cursed crimes of Japan, which has not settled its past crimes including the issue of the state-sponsored sexual slavery it committed against the Korean people?

Here is an example of the heinous remarks made by Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General of Japan Nikai when visiting south Korea as a special envoy of Prime Minister Abe on June 10.

Going round various parts of south Korea, Nikai made rubbish insulting and threatening the south Korean people, who demanded renegotiations of the "agreement" on the issue of sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army. He called for "getting along well without quarrelling over tiny things," uttering that "those hatching plots have to be obliterated."

These are arrogant and impertinent remarks insulting south Korean people demanding the abrogation of the humiliating "agreement" on the sexual slavery the Park Geun Hye group adopted with Japan, and intolerable mockery and open challenge to the entire Korean nation demanding the thorough settlement of the past crimes of the Japanese imperialists.

The above-said "agreement" is the traitorous one as it gave acquittal to the thrice-cursed crimes of sexual slavery of Japan in return for a petty amount of money.
That is why it is facing bitter condemnation and rebuff from all Koreans including the victims of the sexual slavery and south Korean people and the voices demanding its scrapping are increasing as the days go by.

It is by no means fortuitous that the UN and other international organizations take issue with the illegality of the "agreement" and its inhumane nature, calling for its nullification.
Labeling just people as "those hatching plots" and "a handful group" and crying out for "obliterating them is reckless remarks revealing the brutality, crafty nature and ferocity of the Japs.

It is the unanimous demand of south Korean people and all other Koreans to nullify the "agreement", one of evils left by the Park Geun Hye group, and force Japan to make a thousand-fold apology and reparation for the crimes.

Nevertheless, the south Korean authorities kowtowed to Japan, begging for "improvement of ties", far from faulting the arbitrary acts of the Japanese reactionaries. This is the unpardonable act of insulting the victims of the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army and paying no heed to the blood-stained crimes of the past.

Such humiliating behavior will incite the ambition for reinvasion of the Japanese reactionaries trying to gloss over the heinous sexual slavery with a few amount of money without an apology and proper reparation and rushing headlong to overseas expansion.
This is tantamount to the act of the present south Korean authorities to follow in the footsteps of the Park Geun Hye group.

Now all Koreans more enthusiastically call for opening the way for independent reunification by pooling the efforts in the spirit of By Our Nation Itself. At this time trumpeting about "nuclear threats from the north" together with the Japs is an unpardonable act for confrontation with the compatriots.

It is high time for Koreans in the north and the south pooled their efforts to smash the moves of the Japanese reactionaries to turn Japan into a military giant and their wild ambition for reinvading the Korean peninsula. So, scheming the confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north in collusion with Japan, the sworn enemy of the Korean nation, is as foolish as helping sharpen knives aiming at one's house.

The south Korean authorities would be well advised to draw a lesson from the miserable destiny of the Park Geun Hye group which ruined after resorting to pro-U.S. and pro-Japanese acts and confrontation with the compatriots and bear in mind the spirit of national independence and the spirit of By Our Nation Itself. -0-


Abolition of Conservatism Is Urgent Task: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, May 30 (KCNA) -- Factional strife and contradiction among political parties including conservative ones have escalated in south Korea recently.
Within the Liberal Korea Party, fierce exchange of rhetoric and invectives are observed among supporters of Hong Jun Phyo who ran for "presidency", the party leadership, pro-Park Geun Hye group and anti-Park Geun Hye group over the issue of who is to blame for the defeat in the election and who would hold the helm of the party.

Inside the Parun Party, two factions are standing in sharp contradiction with its existence at stake as its members withdraw from the party en masse. As for the Saenuri Party, the party leadership has been indicted for prosecution as a result of internal conflict.

Moreover, they slander and deride with each other, blaming other parties for "dodging Choe Sun Sil bomb" and branding others "party returning to pro-Park Geun Hye group" and even insulting each other as "cockroach-like", "wild rat-like" and "hyena seeking rot meat".

This despicable conduct of those doomed as refuse of history indicates the sordid nature of the puppet conservative forces.
It is the nature and inveterate habit of the puppet conservatives to betray fellows and disguise themselves in order to meet political ambition.

The south Korean political history records a number of tragic stories indicting the dirty philistines and conservative politicians for their immorality and depravity.
A typical example is the despicable conduct of the conservative group before and after the recent "presidential" election that was held before the expiry of the previous one due to the impeachment of the president following the unprecedented hideous political scandal.

Those who all served worst lady Park Geun Hye are now locked in fierce scramble for power, slandering others "traitorous political party" and "pseudo-conservatives".
They tried hard to prolong the conservative regime but the 19th-term "presidential" election touched off stronger spirit against conservatives among the south Koreans.

However, far from drawing a lesson from the defeat, the conservatives are still fighting like dogs for partisan interests and power, clean indifferent to the people's livelihood.
The conservative political parties are all poisonous mushroom that originated from the same fungi and they all carry the same wicked disposition that has been inherited from their predecessors.

The nature of conservatism will never change.
The dirty scramble for power of the conservative forces only touches off the south Koreans' aversion and ill-feelings, making them keenly realize the urgency of abolishing conservatism.

The south Koreans realized through their life experience that the abolition of conservatism is a short-cut to bringing new politics, new life and new society.
It is shame and tragedy of south Korean society that the accomplices who deserve punishment together with Park are still allowed to go around in political field, being keen on reviving conservatism.

The abolition of conservatism is the way for removing the evils left by the corrupt politics and building democratic society free from conservatism.
This is a priority task for the sake of the nation and for the sound development and future of south Korean society. -0-


U.S., S. Korean Forces Should Properly Understand Will of DPRK-KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, May 6 (KCNA) -- World media had a field-day over the combined fire demonstration of the services of the Korean People's Army supervised by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
U.S. media, including AP, UPI, Fox News, Google News, CNN, VOA and New York Times, commented that the DPRK showed its will not to abandon its nuclear weapons but to fight against the U.S. to the end through the demonstration.

The Indian paper Hindustan Times said that the fire demonstration, being a "message of the toughest stand", served as a strong warning of the DPRK to blow up the U.S. through strong preemptive nuclear strikes if the U.S. opts for military adventure, remaining unfazed by its threat.

This is just a fixed view of the international community on the DPRK's iron will to stand against the U.S. heinous hostile policy, nuclear threat and blackmail by dint of its nuclear deterrent, the treasured sword of justice.
The situation on the Korean peninsula has fallen into the worst phase ever in the history of the DPRK-U.S. standoff spanning more than half a century.

The Trump administration, which set the "maximum pressure and engagement" as its DPRK policy, deployed various nuclear strategic assets near the Korean peninsula only to push the situation to the brink of nuclear war in the wake of the largest-ever joint military drills in south Korea.

The U.S. asserted that its military attacks on Syria and Afghanistan serve as a "strong message" to the DPRK, justifying its nuclear threat, blackmail and sanctions against it in the international arena.
But the U.S. tightened sanctions and nuclear threat only result in ever-increasing powerful nuclear attack capability of the DPRK.

Thanks to the development of new-type strategic weapons, the Korean revolutionary armed forces became capable of destroying enemies through the most rapid and merciless retaliation strikes on the ground, in air, at seas and under waters.

The ultra-precision, intellectual and powerful strike means of the DPRK are ready to go into action to counter a total war in kind, a nuclear war with the Korean-style nuclear strikes. They are on stand-by, keeping the U.S. imperialist aggressive military bases in the Asia-Pacific region and the U.S. mainland within their sight.

All military steps taken by the DPRK are the entirely just exercise of its rights to self-defence to tackle the grave nuclear blackmail and threats from the U.S. and its vassal forces and their moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK.
To take self-defensive steps to preserve the dignity and vital rights of the nation and protect peace and stability from the escalated nuclear war threat of outside forces is a legitimate right of a sovereign state. And it is not against any international law.

The DPRK solemnly clarified that it will continue taking a series of steps to maximize its nuclear force at any time and any place set by its supreme headquarters.
Steadfast is the will of its army and people to deal merciless nuclear blows at the U.S. imperialists and their vassal forces persisting in reckless military provocations, and achieve national reunification without fail. -0-


KCNA Commentary Snipes at German FM's Reckless Tongue-lashing

Pyongyang, April 8 (KCNA) -- The German foreign minister at a home press interview on Wednesday hurled mud at the DPRK, according to media reports.
Crying out for tightening sanctions against the DPRK as it refuses to comply with the "resolutions" of the UN Security Council, the foreign minister let out a string of rubbish that the misanthropic Pyongyang regime is suppressing north Korean citizens in the cruelest manner and the irresponsible politics of Pyongyang goes against international law to threaten peace and security of the world beyond region.

Such outbursts are not suitable for the foreign minister of a country. It seems that the German foreign minister is so ignorant of the DPRK that he was utterly reckless with his words.
If the foreign minister of a country wants to speak about other country, he should have at least elementary knowledge about that country in order not to be seized with prejudice in his comment.

The socialist system in the DPRK is the most advantageous system in the world which regards human beings as the most valuable existence and makes everything serve the popular masses.

The DPRK regards the improvement of the standard of people's living as the supreme principle of its state activities. It is the consistent political mode of its party and state to devotedly serve the people.
The people in the DPRK are free from taxes, doctor's fee and tuition and there are no jobless people in the DPRK. Such fact is something unbelievable in the West plagued by false propaganda against the DPRK.

Everyone remembers that the "misanthropic regime" touted by the German foreign minister once existed in Germany.
His call for slapping harsher sanctions by following the U.S. moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK cannot be construed otherwise than a paradox calling for threatening the existence and life of the Korean people.

He seemed to echo outbursts of the U.S. conservative politicians without his own objective and fair-minded understanding and view. Such behavior is not suitable for his position as the foreign minister of a European power.
He had better see for himself what is going on in the world through a foreign tour, not revealing his ignorance through his reckless tongue-lashing. -0-


Rodong Sinmun, DPRK Will Keep to Road of Socialism

Pyongyang, September 6 (KCNA) -- The forces hostile to the DPRK are desperately seeking to make its people harbor illusion about the Western world in a bid to make them abandon their independent stance. They also try to render ineffective the DPRK's defense capacities which it has so far built up and deter it from following the road of socialism.

However, it is a pipe dream that can never come true, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a bylined article.
It goes on: Immutable and steadfast is the will of the Workers' Party, the army and people of the DPRK to carry out to completion the revolutionary cause of Juche started in Mt. Paektu, under the uplifted banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.

This has been proven as an immutable truth in the road of independence, Songun and socialism covered by all the servicepersons and people under the leadership of the great Party.

The Korean nation that was small and weak was trampled down by big powers. It has now emerged a powerful socialist nation independent in politics, self-supporting in the economy, self-reliant in national defense based on the idea of independence.
The Korean people are displaying their dignity as independent people no one dare provoke.

Thanks to the Songun policy, the military muscle and national power have been remarkably augmented, and the position and influence of the DPRK have reached the highest level.
In the DPRK, all the people are firmly united around their leader in thinking and purpose and in terms of morality and obligation, and whole society turned into a big harmonious family in which all the people help and lead each other forward.

This is an essential character of DPRK-style socialism and the source of its mammoth strength.
To the Korean nation, the great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were not only leaders but benevolent fathers of a big socialist family.

All the service members and people of the DPRK value and love the socialism of Juche, the supreme patriotic legacy bequeathed by the great father, as the cradle of their life. The Korean people will never abandon socialism, their life and soul.

We, descendants of Kim Il Sung's nation and soldiers and disciples of Kim Jong Il, will keep to the road of independence, Songun and socialism following in the footsteps of the two great men no matter how much water may flow under the bridge and despite any ordeal.
Let us advance forward to the final victory under the leadership of the dear respected Kim Jong Un, our destiny and future.