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KCNA Commentary Calls for Maintaining Principle of National Independence
Pyongyang, May 9 (KCNA) -- Strong enthusiasm for national reunification is running high across the 3 000-ri land of Korea after the April 27 special event in Panmunjom.
All Koreans in the north and the south and abroad ardently hope that the eye-opening reality will lead to genuine peace and reunification.
The international community is unanimously hailing and supporting the adoption of the April 27 Declaration, the most realistic and reasonable, the core of which is the idea of By Our Nation Itself, the principle of national independence, and which are suitable to the will and desire of the whole Korean nation and aspiration of the progressives after peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula.
The great event in national history which brought about a turning phase in accomplishing the cause of independent reunification is a precious fruition of the firm will of the top leaders of the north and the south to put an end to division and confrontation as soon as possible and thus courageously usher in a fresh era of national reconciliation and peace and prosperity and the concerted efforts of the north and the south.
However, foolish remarks that the event is an "effect of sanctions and pressure" and "result of the support by Trump and neighboring countries" are heard from some of south Korea. They are seriously contrary to the principle of national independence confirmed by the north and the south in the Panmunjom Declaration stipulating that the destiny of the Korean nation is decided by itself.
It is absurd to assert that the great event in which Panmunjom Declaration came into being was attributable to "support" by outsiders.
The world now clearly understands how the north and the south could make concerted efforts to provide the excited reality as it is on the Korean peninsula plagued with touch-and-go situation.
During the historic north-south summit, the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae In planted a pine tree at Panmunjom, with a mixture of soils from Mts Paektu and Halla and water from the Rivers Taedong and Han, to the effect that the north and the south should work hard to pave the future in the staunch spirit like ever-green pine tree.
Nobody can find fault with the initiative and independent measures of the DPRK to develop the trend of improving the north and the south on the principle of national independence and thus create the peaceful climate on the Korean peninsula and make a new history of prosperity.
The principle of independence is essential for the settlement of national issues as well as for the great unity of the whole nation.
Only when the great unity of the whole nation is achieved on the principle of independence, can the Korean nation be responsible for its destiny and become the great driving force and decisive force of national reunification and prosperity.
The Korean nation is no longer weak nation in the past that was deprived of sovereignty and country by foreign forces, but it is a resourceful and strong nation capable of carving out its destiny by its own effort.
It is not accidental that the international community comments that if the north and the south of Korea are reunified into one, it will "emerge one of the most powerful countries on the earth".
The issue of national reunification should be solved independently in keeping with the desire and demand of the nation, free from the domination and interference by outsiders. This is a lesson drawn from the Korean nation's history of division spanning more than 50 years.
If the principle of national independence is not maintained, it will be impossible to improve the inter-Korean relations in line with the will and demand of the whole nation. -0-
Double-Dealing Attitude Will Never Succeed: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Some days ago, the UN Security Council which kowtows to the U.S. included more DPRK-flagged vessels and transport and trading corporations in the "sanctions list", the largest of its kind in history, under the pretext of "violation of resolutions on sanctions on the DPRK".
What is disgusting here is the south Korean authorities' attitude of currying favor with their master U.S., as they praised the step as an "expression of the will to honor the implementation of the sanctions resolutions".
The U.S. and the forces following it have recently insisted that the present situation on the Korean peninsula is a clear proof that the sanctions on the DPRK are paying off and that the sanctions have to be maintained. Against this backdrop, they worked out the largest-ever "sanctions list" and the south Korean authorities took the lead in "supporting" it. This is double-dealing acts of having an axe to grind despite outward smile.
Today the Koreans' desire for improved north-south ties and reunification has gained momentum. Much upset by this, outsiders have become frantic in their moves to stifle the DPRK while deliberately chilling the atmosphere for national reconciliation and unity.
At this time, the south Korean authorities are supporting the U.S. racket for stifling their fellow countrymen by adopting a trite stance. This can not but be a crime before the nation who wishes for the lasting peace on the Korean peninsula and independent reunification through national cooperation.
The favorable atmosphere created on the Korean peninsula is never attributable to the sanctions by the U.S. and its vassal forces.
The reconciliation and unity, witnessed in the north-south relations that had been frozen with distrust and confrontation, and the phase for d?tente created on the Korean peninsula are the result of the proactive efforts of the DPRK and the unanimous desire and wish of all Koreans who are keen to open up the breakthrough to independent reunification by giving further momentum to the hard-won atmosphere for the improvement of the north-south relations.
The south Korean authorities often trumpet about valuing peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and improving the north-south relations whenever opportunities present themselves but outside they behave differently. This proves that their words do not match their acts.
Double-dealing stance can never work today.
If the south Korean authorities keep going against the nation's desire and wish, being pursuant to the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK, they will be made to face the same fate as the one met by the group of traitors. -0-
Japan Had Better Address Its Human Rights Abuses: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, March 26 (KCNA) -- Japan has recently gotten more frantic with the anti-DPRK human rights campaign.
The vice-representative of the Japanese mission in Geneva asserted at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council that north Korea continues developing nukes and missiles disregarding the human rights, and cried out for submitting a "resolution" against the DPRK.
At the 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, Japan talked such nonsense that the number of sexual slaves totaling 200 000 is groundless and that Japan contributed to the peace and security of the world after the Second World War.
It is the revelation of impudence and moral baseness of Japan.
The country has no right and justification to talk about the human rights as it is the worst human rights abuser.
In the last century it invaded Asian nations, being keen on the hegemony, and perpetrated the worst unethical crimes unprecedented in the human history of wars.
In Korea alone, Japan cruelly killed innocent Koreans numbering more than a million and forcibly took millions of young and middle-aged Koreans to the hard toil places and battlefields and reduced 200 000 women to sexual slaves for the imperial Japanese army.
Instead of admitting and making an apology and reparation for the crimes, school girls of Japan, to say nothing of its governmental officials, have made no scruple of talking such reckless remarks that the issue of "comfort women" is a voluntary prostitution for money and that they should deem it an honor to become sexual slaves for the imperial Japanese army.
The present human rights situation in Japan is very deplorable.
It is Japan that runs brothels for the old women seeking abnormal sexual pleasure in the heart of Tokyo.
Worse still, Japan went the lengths of regarding the cries of children at nurseries in 42 cities, wards, towns and villages which amount to 70 percent in Tokyo Metropolis, as noises and giving legal justification to it.
As revealed recently in Japanese society it is a commonplace that parents beat their children to death.
Japan, whose society is as ever plagued with crimes against human rights, is still in the dock as a war criminal state.
This being a hard fact, the vice-representative was not ashamed of saying this or that over human rights. It shows only the ethics concepts and political and moral degeneration of Japanese society which is extremely degenerated and where crimes are rampant.
Japan should be well aware that its impudent human rights smear campaign disregarding the reality will bring only disgrace to itself.
Japan had better address its human rights abuses, first of all. -0-
KCNA Commentary Blasts U.S. Moves to Hinder Detente on Korean Peninsula
Pyongyang, March 3 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is swimming against the trend for the d?tente on the Korean peninsula.
At a time when the dialogue and cooperation are under way between the north and the south and the atmosphere for d?tente has been created on the Korean peninsula thanks to the DPRK's noble patriotism and will for safeguarding peace, the U.S. is kicking up a racket for confrontation through the farce for independent sanctions on the DPRK.
Announcing the sanctions measure for sea blockade aimed at the complete shutdown of sea trade of the DPRK with other countries on Feb. 23, Trump openly threatened the DPRK that if the sanctions do not work, it would go into the "very rough phase 2".
The chairman and the first vice-chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the Russian Federation Council contended that the U.S. sanctions on the DPRK give impression that the U.S. has intent to escalate confrontation, not to settle the issue through dialogue. They added that any strike of the U.S. at the DPRK can result in serious conflict.
The Chinese People's Daily (overseas version) on its February 27th issue noted that at a time when the situation on the Korean peninsula has just been defused and both the north and the south urgently demand the dialogue, the U.S. is set to impose "self-righteous" sanctions on the DPRK, thereby pressing "backward acceleration" pedal against the requirement of the times.
It would be foolish to think that the DPRK will be browbeaten by such additional sanctions farce as it has acquired everything it could despite the decades of the harshest sanctions in the world.
The situation clearly proves that the U.S. which cooks up all kinds of sanctions measures and holds provocative war drills whenever there created atmosphere for d?tente on the Korean peninsula is the chief culprit escalating the tension on the Korean peninsula and the disturber of the world peace and security.
Recently the U.S. openly declared that it would start Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises in upcoming April as scheduled while crying out for the resumption of the exercises, thereby openly disclosing its intention to bring dark clouds of a war to hang over the Korean peninsula.
Commenting on this, many countries of the world including those around Korea are denouncing and rejecting it as a dangerous act that can chill the atmosphere for the north-south reconciliation and push the situation on the peninsula back to the phase of tension.
The Washington Post and the Indian political and diplomatic magazine Political Event and other media of the world commented that if the U.S. pressurizes south Korea into holding large-scale joint military exercises right after the Olympics are over, it would naturally provoke military response of the DPRK and the situation will go back to the touch-and-go one.
The U.S. moves deserve denunciation of the international community as they are aimed to check the reconciliation and unity of the Korean nation and aggravate the situation on the Korean peninsula at any cost, defying the desire and wish of the international community.
The chairman of the U.S. Council of Foreign Relations claimed that if the U.S. seeks to deal with the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula more reasonably, it should not adopt the confrontation mode such as muscle-flexing and malicious word-fighting but go back to the traditional diplomatic mode.
As had already been stressed several times, if the U.S. finally holds joint military exercises while keeping sanctions on the DPRK, the DPRK will counter the U.S. by its own mode of counteraction and the U.S. will be made to own all responsibilities for the ensuing consequences.
The U.S. should clearly understand this and exercise prudence.
The international community has to heighten vigilance against the U.S. moves and raise voices against them. -0-
U.S. Is Left with Little Option: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, February 19 (KCNA) -- Recently the Trump group claimed that they can not but have recourse to a military option unless the "nuclear issue of the DPRK" is solved in a diplomatic way, which deserves serious attention.
On a number of occasions Trump hinted quite often at the possibility of the use of military muscle, uttering that options to solve the DPRK's nuclear issue involve both military and non-military ways and he wants to have the issue solved in a peaceful manner but there is a strong likelihood of solving the issue otherwise.
His confidants, including the vice-president and the secretaries of State and Defense, are vying with each other to build a world public opinion, prattling that if the DPRK doesn't select the road of dialogue and negotiations, they will pull the trigger for a military action and that they will solve the issue in a military way unless diplomacy succeeds.
At a time when the trend for improved inter-Korean relations is created on the Korean peninsula and the wish of the international community for peace and stability grows stronger thanks to the DPRK's pro-active efforts, it's hard to understand for the U.S. to tout a military option premised on the failure of what they called diplomatic ways.
It is obviously an expression of a hideous attempt to block the improvement of inter-Korean relations and again coil up the military tension on the Korean peninsula.
The U.S. tries to put a brake on the DPRK's additional military steps by threatening the latter with belligerent remarks and further inveigle south Korea and neighboring countries worrying about a war into the racket of sanctions and pressure against the DPRK and secure a justification for a risky preemptive attack in an extreme case. This is the U.S. aim at killing three birds with one stone.
But such nonsense won't work on the DPRK.
The DPRK is fully ready for both dialogue and war.
The whole world knows this fact but why the U.S. is unaware of it.
It is naive and foolhardy for the U.S. to hurt Juche Korea, unaware of its faith, will and grits.
The Trump group driven into a tight corner within and without is tying to seek a way out by triggering a war on the Korean peninsula at any cost.
The army and people of the DPRK are full of strength and will to teach the U.S. with resolute and merciless punishment that the latter's reckless military option will never offer a way to survive.
The Trump group spouted jargons that tourists should write a will before making a trip to the DPRK. If the U.S. dares to ignite a war against the DPRK, there will be left no one to keep a written will and bury a coffin. This is the answer of the DPRK.
The U.S. is left with little option. -0-
KCNA Commentary Urges U.S. to Behave with Discretion
Pyongyang, February 13 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is letting out an argument that it can wage a "bloody nose operation" against the DPRK, thus touching off controversy.
It was disclosed shortly ago that coteries of the National Security Council of the White House said at a behind-the-door meeting of American experts on the Korean peninsula issue that Trump is seriously examining the "bloody nose operation" and that limited attack on the DPRK can be helpful to Trump's off-year election.
This has caused uproar of the public. Media are linking the "operation" to the facts that the appointment of the nominee as the U.S. ambassador to south Korea was withdrawn for his rejection of the hard-line military option and the U.S. nuclear strategic assets and special units are being amassed in and around the Korean peninsula, commenting that there can be a military conflict on the Korean peninsula in late March and early April after the end of the Winter Olympics.
Strong voices of concerns and denunciation of the Trump administration's military attack on the DPRK are being heard in different parts of the world, to say nothing of the U.S.
Much upset, the Trump group is reeling off pretexts that "the 'bloody nose operation' is a fiction produced by media" and "our policy goal is to put maximum pressure so as to induce north Korea into negotiating table".
The U.S. has gone reckless to attempt a military attack but this is last-ditch efforts of those driven into a tight corner due to their defeat in the DPRK-U.S. nuclear stand-off.
The U.S. can never provoke a war against the DPRK as long as the whole territory of the U.S. mainland is within the range of the DPRK's nuclear strike.
This is a stark reality whether the U.S. acknowledges or not.
It is ridiculous for the U.S. to try to browbeat the DPRK, still failing to understand the prestige and might of the DPRK which has towered as a world-level strategic state.
The U.S. has to clearly understand its rival and stop going reckless.
As the nuclear force of the DPRK targets the U.S. mainland, it would lead the U.S. to total destruction to again table the "bloody nose operation" which its predecessors discarded, being afraid of the horrible consequences.
Whether it is a limited attack or an all-out attack, provocation against the DPRK will not just make the U.S. bleed at the nose but face the end of the existence of the crime-woven state.
The U.S. Trump group should not run reckless. -0-
KCNA Discloses Motive of U.S. Story about "Nuclear Missile Threat" from DPRK
Pyongyang, January 27 (KCNA) -- The U.S. CIA director nowadays claims that he is making "various options" for the president, while talking about the DPRK's nuclear strike capabilities.
In an interview with U.S. CBS on Jan. 22, he said: north Korea is to delivering a nuclear attack on the United States in few months. The U.S. government is working diligently to extend that timeline. But the core risk that the policymakers needed to know was that north Korea's nuclear weapons program is continuing to expand, advance, become more powerful, more capable, more reliable.
He, in a lecture in Washington D.C. on Jan. 23, uttered that the logical next step of north Korea would be to develop the capacity to deliver from multiple firings of ballistic missiles simultaneously. He added that it might put nuclear missile technology for auction to earn money and that various options would be presented to the president in case it is impossible to settle north Korea's issue in a diplomatic manner.
It is ill-boding that the U.S. is building up public opinion about the story of "nuclear and missile threat" from the DPRK at a time when high-ranking officials of the U.S. political circle and administration were openly making reckless remarks on the military options against the DPRK.
This is a revelation of the sinister intention of the Trump group to turn back the climate of reconciliation between the north and the south of Korea at any cost and focus international attention on the DPRK's "denuclearization" once again as it is an expression of the U.S. displeasure with the reality in which the situation is heading towards detente and peace on the Korean Peninsula.
The world is sincerely pleased to see the climate of reconciliation and cooperation on the peninsula created by the proactive and magnanimous decision of the DPRK and hope that the coming Winter Olympics would become an occasion of peace and reconciliation.
However, on the contrary to this, the U.S. is making desperate efforts to chill the hard-won climate of detente on the peninsula.
It deliberately strains the situation while massively introducing nuclear carrier task forces such as Carl Vinson, Ronald Reagan and Stennis and nuclear war hardware including B-2 and B-52 in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula, and it is mulling putting brake on the positive development of the situation while crying out for tightening sanctions against the DPRK.
Shortly ago, the U.S. called for enhancing the efficiency of the U.S.-led strategy of maximum pressure such as "sea blockade" at the so-called "foreign ministers' meeting" of the countries that were defeated in the Korean War held in Canada.
Against such background, the U.S. CIA director tries hard to build up public opinion about the story of "nuclear and missile threat" from the DPRK every day. The U.S. purpose is to drive the international community to sanctions and pressure against the DPRK by branding the latter as the "provocateur" and block the advance of the warming inter-Korean relations.
All facts clearly prove that what the U.S. wants is not detente and peace on the Korean Peninsula but escalation of tension and war.
The international community would be well advised to see properly who truly wants peace in the Korean Peninsula and the region and who is the arch criminal threatening world peace and stability. -0-
KCNA Warns Conservative Media and Politicians against Anti-DPRK Vituperation
Pyongyang, January 21 (KCNA) -- At a time when our personnel's dispatch to the south side is high on the agenda following the north-south high-ranking talks and technical contacts, the south Korean conservative media and politicians continue to speak ill of the DPRK.
Chosun Ilbo, Choongang Ilbo and other conservative media of south Korea describe the measures and sincere efforts exerted by the DPRK as a step to "paint hermit state as normal state" and as the one for "promotion of social system" and as "camouflaged peace offensive".
They are even branding the Masikryong Ski Resort and Kalma Airport which we offered for joint training as "old and imperfect equipment" and "dangerous places", dare slandering them as the ones aimed at building "achievements".
"Liberal Korea Party" representative Hong Jun Phyo, chief spokesman Jang Je Won and other conservative politicians keep branding the DPRK's participation in the Olympics as the "one for estranging the south side from the U.S." and that the "Olympic is an offering presented to the north" up to date since the first day of the north-south technical talks.
These deliberate slandering to chill the ardent desire of the whole nation for improvement of the north-south ties clearly reveals the sordid nature and poor colors of those staking their fate on confrontation with the fellow countrymen.
Nothing else can be expected from the conservative remnants staking their fate on outsiders, nation's division and confrontation with the fellow countrymen. But their desperate acts of openly challenging the hardly-won atmosphere for the improvement of the north-south ties now shock even the international community, to say nothing of the Koreans in the north and the south and abroad.
Now the Korean people query should our sacred mission be truly sent to such a dangerous place where tricksters, devoid of traditional manners and customs of the Korean nation and any traits as the civilized men in the modern day, go roughshod.
As had already been clarified, there is no doubt about the sincerity and authenticity of the DPRK to improve the north-south relations and to ensure successful Olympics.
Never unreasonable was our request to value the hardly-won atmosphere for north-south reconciliation and keep it up, not asking the past of anyone who has the blood and the spirit of the Korean nation.
Furthermore, now that countries and nations competitively head for development to meet their own interests, the acts of slandering fellow countryman and inciting confrontation can not be construed otherwise than a traitorous act to check the unified development of the nation and to help outsiders fish in troubled waters.
Even before the north-south ties that had been in frozen made an official set-off, the conservative media and politicians resorted to all sorts of vituperation against the DPRK. This leads to increasing concern that the "Peace Olympics" so much touted by the south Korean authorities can turn into "Confrontation Olympics."
The whole nation has already turned its back on such reptile media as Chosun Ilbo and Choongang Ilbo which are only keen on smear campaign and slandering, being devoid of impartiality and objectivity as media and such conservative politicians as Hong Jun Phyo and Jang Je Won engrossed in criticizing their fellow countrymen.
If the trend toward the improvement of inter-Korean relations is checked and mistrust and contradiction build up again due to the thoughtless acts of the conservative remnants aimed to tarnish our noble compatriotic measures, those who played havoc with the great cause of the nation and slandered their fellow countrymen will be made to own full responsibility.
They are clearly reminded that the whole nation is closely following their future attitude. -0-
KCNA Commentary on Japan's Rubbish about "Threat from Surrounding Countries"
Pyongyang, December 26 (KCNA) -- The Japanese authorities blustered that they would seek the heated-up discussion for the reexamination of the "defense guidelines" from the beginning of 2018, under the pretext of "threat from surrounding countries".
Prime Minister Abe and Defense Minister Onodera called for "reexamining the guidelines so that they can provide defence capabilities in the true sense of words", stressing that "Korea is pushing forward nuclear and missile development, China is beefing up military capabilities and Russia is busy in its activities in the northern areas".
Their intention is to reexamine and modify the defense guidelines to be the one of "defending Japanese nationals" from "threats" from the DPRK, China and Russia.
So inveterate is the crafty traits peculiar to the island nation.
It is Japan's bad habit to find fault with others and seek its own interests as unanimously commented by the international community.
Japan is so shameless as to claim that its past blood-stained aggression, censured by humankind, was to "liberate Asia from Western European imperialists".
The ultimate purpose sought by Japan is to turn itself into a "normal state" capable of fighting a war from a "special country" which is disallowed to have the right to possess military force, to say nothing of the belligerent right, as a war defeated nation and a war criminal state.
It is trumpeting about "threat from surrounding countries" as a "legitimate pretext" for realizing this.
Toward the end of 2013 the Abe group worked out "defense guidelines" in which it expanded the essence of "security" into "international security" from national security, under the pretext of "aggravated security environment around Japan".
Here, Japan designated the DPRK as a "crucial instable factor" and specified that it would grant the "Self-Defense Forces" with the capabilities as marines as well as the capabilities for mobile deployment in order to promote "comprehensive improvement of counteraction" to "ballistic missiles" from the DPRK.
Accordingly, Japan removed political and legal huddles one after another that had stood in its way of militarization and reinvasion, and expanded the scope of the overseas military operation of the SDF after massively increasing the military spending. It has also put in place the pretext and military conditions for intervening in case of emergency on the Korean peninsula.
Recently it is calling for possessing 1 000-5 000 km medium range missile which has central China and Russia within the firing range while getting keen on the access to "capabilities for attacking enemy positions" and introduction of "Aegis Usher", interceptor missile system for ground deployment.
What matters here is the reason why Japan is modifying the "defense guidelines" earlier than schedule which it had originally planned to be 10 year-term defense guidelines.
The fact that the focus of the reexamination would include tolerance of the exercise of "right to collective self-defense" and increased purchase of American arms and Japan-U.S. cooperation clearly proves the intention sought by Japan.
This amounts to a declaration that Japan would step up the preparations for aggression by citing the DPRK and neighboring countries as pretexts.
The rhetoric about "threat from surrounding areas" oft-repeated by Japan is little short of a prelude to an reinvasion aimed to paint their criminal nature of rushing headlong into turning the country into a military giant as "legitimate" and openly come out for overseas expansion.
The past history shows that loud rhetoric about "threat from surrounding areas" heard from the Japanese archipelago made the country rapidly lurch toward right and militarist and heated up the zeal for reinvasion.
The international community is required to approach with vigilance the moves of Japan whetting the sword of reinvasion by faulting others. -0-
KCNA Commentary Slams Japan's Intention for Military Cooperation Abroad
Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- Japan plans to strengthen cooperation for mutual defence through the formation of "semi-ally" relationship with Britain.
Recently Japan and Britain held "2+2" meetings of foreign ministers and defense ministers where they discussed the issue of "agreement on status of dispatched units". They also identified the issue of stepping up the research into a medium-range missile to be mounted on fighters which the two countries had carried out as a common project for three years and thus produce a trial missile which will be miniaturized with a long-range strike capability.
This is an indication of the sordid intention of the Japanese reactionaries to inveigle other countries into military cooperation for accelerating the realization of their ambition for reinvasion and the revival of militarism.
Japan's zealous moves for overseas military cooperation are a dangerous development that can not be overlooked.
The recent conclusion of an agreement on the use of a military base between Japan and Djibouti is part of the moves. The agreement specifies that Japan "Self-Defense Forces" would additionally rent and use new lot in Djibouti under the pretext of taking part in "anti-pirate action" in the Gulf of Aden. The aim sought by Japan here is to expand the overseas dispatch of SDF under the signboard of UN.
The general goal of Japan's policy has now been oriented to realizing the ambition of the militarist overseas aggression.
All the policy issues spearheaded by the Japanese government such as revision of the "Pacifist Constitution", denial of the past crimes and the moves for territorial claim are aimed to depart from the post-war system which binds Japan and to make the country reemerge a militarist overseas aggression state.
The Abe government has created a legal springboard for conducting military operations for aggression in any region of the world under the pretext of "aid" to its allies including the U.S. forces after expanding the theatre of SDF's military operation into vast regions of Asia and the rest of the world.
The Abe group's design to make Japan a "country capable of fighting a war" after getting on the war chariot driven by the U.S. and to realize the dream of reinvasion of Korea and the old dream of the "Great East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere" has entered the phase of full-scale implementation beyond the red line.
Now the Japanese reactionaries try to give impression that they are doing their best together with the U.S. to defend the country from the "threat form north Korea".
Japan is actively supporting the U.S. moves for world domination and is crazy about military cooperation. This is just to bring back the imperial era and realize the ambition for reinvasion of Korea, not to cope with "threat" from someone.
The international community is closely following the crafty military actions of Japan which seeks to meet its interests while acting as a shock brigade in realizing the U.S. strategy for world domination.
Japan should face up to the situation and should not run amuck. If it opts for invasion, in cooperation with overseas aggression forces including the U.S., it will only face self-destruction. -0-
KCNA Commentary Dismisses "Presidential Statement" at ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting
Pyongyang, November 25 (KCNA) -- A "presidential statement" hurting the sacred dignity of the DPRK was adopted at the 13th ASEM foreign ministers' meeting held in Myanmar on Nov. 20-21.
It is just a blatant challenge to the sovereignty and dignity of the DPRK that a "presidential statement", peppered with the contents produced from serious ignorance about and biased viewpoint on the social system of the DPRK and the situation on the Korean peninsula, was adopted at the ASEM foreign ministers' meeting, a gathering of diplomatic bosses of Asia and Europe.
Not content with terming the legitimate and entirely just steps taken by the DPRK to preserve its sovereignty and rights to existence and development "threats" to the international community, the "statement" took issue with it over its non-existent "human rights abuses."
The DPRK cannot but refute the relevant contents of the "statement" clause by clause.
The U.S. brought its three nuclear aircraft carriers to the vicinity of the Korean peninsula, the world's worst hot spot, and let two B-1Bs fly above it. It is about to make another serious military provocation targeting the DPRK from Dec. 4 by bringing 12 000 troops of its naval and air forces and six F-22 stealth fighter jets to south Korea.
Peace has never settled on the peninsula due to such war drumbeats.
These facts clearly prove that the nuclear war "threat" is coming from Trump, the worst-ever gangster politician and boss of the hooligans, and his servants, who are getting desperate to "demonize" the state and people of the DPRK, crying out for "totally destroying" it in the sacred UN arena.
However, the "statement" termed the steps taken by the DPRK for self-defense "grave threats" while keeping mum about the Trump administration keen on staging mad-cap war drills near the Korean peninsula with huge nuclear strategic assets involved.
This proves that the countries which participated in the meeting deliberately defied and distorted the reality although they clearly know who is chiefly to blame for spawning the nuclear issue on the peninsula and escalating tensions there.
Those countries claimed that the meeting "reaffirmed the will to achieve durable peace and denuclearization on the Korean peninsula by peaceful diplomatic and political methods."
However, it is the situation on the peninsula that a nuclear war may break out any moment due to the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK and threat to use force against it. It is clear to even a mere child that dialogue is impossible under such situation.
The countries talked about effective and comprehensive implementation of the outrageous "sanctions resolutions" against the DPRK at the meeting although the "resolutions" are seriously problematic both in law and morality. They will never be able to escape their legal responsibility for joining the U.S. in its inhuman and outrageous sanctions racket to stifle the DPRK.
They should not say this or that about the DPRK centered on the popular masses but take issue with the U.S., the kingpin of hideous state-sponsored terrorism and human rights tundra, which strikes sovereign countries with fighter jets and tanks in broad daylight and regards the lives of the colored races as something not better than the ones of flies, talking about "supremacy of whites."
Whether others recognize it or not, the DPRK, as an actual world-class nuclear weapons state, will more dynamically advance along the road chosen by it, holding fast to its nuclear deterrent of justice, in order to put a definite end to the nuclear threats from the U.S. and to preserve peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the world. -0-
Thoughtless Pursuance of U.S. Will Bring Tragic End: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, November 14 (KCNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Abe's despicable act during Trump's visit to Japan has drawn the derision of the world people.
At a press conference after talks with Trump, Abe voiced his consistent support for Trump's stand that all options are on the table over the Korean issue, and even asserted that there was a strong reconfirmation that Japan and the U.S. are 100 percent identical in their stands to the Korean issue.
The faithful stooge's despicable act of supporting the master's hostile policy toward the DPRK truly arouses aversion.
It seems to be the invariable disposition peculiar to political dwarf Japan to blindly follow the U.S. and support whatever it does with all devotion.
Abe flattered the master and actively fanned up his zeal for a nuclear war against the DPRK. Lurking behind this is his intention to fan up the vanity of old lunatic Trump and keep the situation tense and thus fish in troubled waters.
In fact, Japan wishes for the tension on the Korean peninsula more than others.
The Abe group which regards the escalation of tension on the peninsula as an excellent pretext for the constitutional revision and for pushing forward its plan for becoming a military giant is fully supporting the crazy strategy of Trump for increasing the danger of a nuclear war.
Abe who used to be lucky to tide over ruling crisis with the "threat to security" by the DPRK as a pretext, is now going in high spirits and openly fanning up his master's racket for a nuclear war.
With Trump's visit as an occasion, he loudly trumpeted about "serious threat to international community as a whole" and "maximum pressure". This was prompted by his sordid intention.
It is the invariable ambition of the island men to launch continental aggression with the backing of the U.S.
It is worth taking note of the statement of a former Japanese diplomat that "it is only Trump out of the leaders of various countries in the present world who talk about threat by force at the UN general Assembly and it is only Abe out of the leaders of various countries who pursues Trump. How despicable the talks between the two persons are".
Washington Post on Nov. 6 commented that Trump and Abe have taken the same stand out of their common hostility toward the DPRK but their relationship is the strategic master-slave one and the attitude of Trump treating Abe is the one of treating his assistant.
The "majestic and powerful diplomacy" touted by Abe is, in the long run, nothing but diplomacy submitting to the U.S.
Such diplomacy will not help "defend the lives and a peaceful life of Japanese" but will cause misfortune.
Japan should mind that it will face a miserable end should it go reckless relying on the U.S. which is no more than a paper tiger. -0-
Japan TV Asahi Blasted for Releasing Misinformation about DPRK: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, November 2 (KCNA) -- Japan is behaving childish while dancing to the tunes of the U.S. keen on stifling the DPRK.
Recently the Japanese authorities let the TV Asahi report that a "pit collapsed" in Phunggye-ri nuclear test ground, claiming lives of a great number of people. They even let it release a false report that the cause of the collapse is thought to be attributable to the "nuclear test".
This clearly proves that the U.S. and the Japanese reactionaries have gone desperate to slander the DPRK politically and morally, now that they find it hard to check the DPRK's development of a nuclear force through military threat and barbarous sanctions.
The DPRK, which made the development of a nuclear force at a high stage after having access to even H-bomb with its own efforts and technology, becomes the might representing independence and justice for the world progressive people but deadly sledge-hammer blow to the enemies.
Whenever the DPRK took measures for bolstering the capabilities for self-defence to put a fundamental end to the U.S. hostile policy toward it, the Japanese reactionaries, not knowing where to draw line, spoke for the U.S. and went busy, getting vociferous about "threats" from someone. This is a well-known fact.
It is none other than the Japanese reactionaries who put interceptor missiles on a permanent deployment even within the premises of the government building under the pretext of the ballistic rocket launch by the DPRK. They even mobilized ordinary citizens engaged in their work for livelihood for an evacuation drill, while staging drills for deployment of "Patriot" interceptor missiles one after another.
The Japanese authorities resort to a trite method to convince the public that the national trouble was caused by "nuclear threats" from the DPRK even though it was attributable to the worst government administration. When taking this into account, we can not but take note of one fact which is wide spread across Japan.
There happened the U.S. forces' helicopter accident in Okinawa recently, reminding one of the accidental fire of nuclear-tipped ground-to-air missile "Nike Hercules" by the U.S. forces there in 1959, and this has put the Japanese authorities into hot water.
The Okinawa Prefectural governor on Oct. 24 asserted that "it is trouble of Okinawa that it is suffering such damage from the state", claiming that there are no probe into the cause nor measure for improvement from the U.S. forces even though there occurs U.S. helicopter accidents one after another in the prefecture.
The controversial report about misinformation is also part of the Japanese reactionaries' clumsy trick to divert elsewhere the heated-up public attention.
Several media openly complain, branding the Japanese reactionaries' moves to render the fictitious story about "threat from the north" extremely serious as a frivolous act peculiar to Japan aimed to justify their arms buildup.
Clear is the aim sought by Japan.
They seek to secure a pretext for sending the Japan "Self-Defense Forces" into the Korean peninsula on their own initiative by building up the public opinion over "nuclear threat" from the DPRK and thus create a foundation for realizing the ambition for overseas expansion.
The Japanese reactionaries behaving mischievous while clinging to the coattail of the U.S. should clearly understand the strategic position of the DPRK which has reached the highest stage, and face up to the situation and should refrain from going reckless by citing the DPRK as a pretext.
If catastrophic consequences beyond imagination are entailed by the shower of retaliatory fire, the TV Asahi will also be made to pay a dear price for its sordid act as it resorts to smear campaign, not discerning the trend of the times. -0-
KCNA Commentary Terms U.S. Chieftain Bringing Nuclear Holocaust to Humankind
Pyongyang, October 18 (KCNA) -- The U.S. plans to resume nuclear tests as part of its stepped-up moves for nuclear buildup.
There is widespread opinion among the conservative hard-liners within the U.S. that nuclear test has to be resumed and old warheads have to be exploded on the basis of random selection under the pretext of "security environment more complicated than the Cold War era". Against this backdrop, the government authorities openly hint at the possibility of nuclear tests, saying the issue of whether to resume the nuclear test or not will be "discussed further."
Politico, the New York Times and other U.S. media report that the Trump administration can resume nuclear tests to extend the shelf-life of the existing nuclear weapons and to verify the performance of newly developed nuclear warheads.
The U.S. nuclear test resumption moves have become all the more serious as they were carried out on the extension of Trump's ferocious nuclear confrontation racket calling for "increasing the nuclear capabilities to greater extent until the world can get discretion of the U.S. strength".
Soon after taking office in the White House, Trump assigned the Defence Department with the task to reexamine and estimate the nuclear force, complaining that the U.S. nuclear force has been left far behind other countries, and has squandered a great amount of funds into its modernization.
The recent NBC report that Trump called for increasing nuclear weapons ten-fold at a security session in July to the shock of all the audience clearly proves to what extent the U.S. chief executive has reached in his nuclear hysteria.
The U.S. attempt at the resumption of nuclear test is becoming a reality at Trump's zealous instigation.
B61-12 tactical nuclear bomb test in Nevada a month ago is just a prelude to it.
The U.S. has conducted more than 1 000 nuclear tests and has a stockpile of the greatest number of ultra-modern nuclear weapons. Not content with this, it is planning to resume nuclear tests. This is an indication of its sinister hegemonic ambition to dominate the world with an unchallenged nuclear edge.
It is the U.S. gangster-like logic that all the countries have to be its slaves under its nuclear stick or die.
The U.S. nuclear tests will naturally lead to nuclear arms race among big powers, disrupt international NPT system and further increase the danger of a nuclear war on the earth.
Furthermore, the U.S. is the empire of evil which inflicted the nuclear holocaust on humankind for the first time in history. This fact makes the international community closely watch the nuclear criminal state which has strong proclivity to commit the crime again.
The U.S. chiefly to blame for threatening world peace and security is still holding the DPRK-targeted large-scale nuclear war drills in south Korea and in waters off it, watching for an opportunity to mount a preemptive nuclear strike. It, therefore, does not make any sense for the DPRK to abandon nuclear weapons under this situation.
The DPRK will continue to bolster the military capability for self-defence and preemptive attack with the nuclear force as a pivot as long as the U.S. and its followers' nuclear threat and blackmail continue, and this will last until all the nuclear weapons are abolished on the earth. -0-
KCNA Commentary Denounces S. Korean Authorities' Confrontation Racket
Pyongyang, October 10 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet forces run amuck with the anti-DPRK campaign over the "human rights" issue.
These days the south Korean puppet Ministry of Unification cooked up the "2017 executive program" according to the "master plan for promoting human rights in the north" reflecting the seven "key tasks" to "practically promote human rights in the north by improving north Koreans' rights to freedom and social rights".
Such frantic moves of the south Korean puppet forces are a grave challenge to the dignified DPRK and intolerable acts of confrontation.
Now they kick up "human rights" campaign against the north, not content with their joining in the U.S. moves to ignite a nuclear war and impose sanctions upon the north like a shaggy dog.
The "human rights" racket much touted by the U.S. and the south Korean forces and the "nuclear threat to the north" are two-axes to stifle the DPRK.
The final goal of their anti-DPRK "human rights" racket is to "bring down the system in the north" and "achieve unification under liberal democracy". The "master plan for promoting human rights in the north" is another "human rights"-veiled plan for confrontation of social systems.
The behaviors of the present south Korean authorities and those of the puppet Ministry of Unification are little short of the traitorous crimes of Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye groups which ran amuck with confrontation with the compatriots.
They would be well advised to mind their own business before faulting the compatriots in the north.
Although the puppet regime changed in south Korea, its ill fame as the tundra of human rights remains.
The south Korean authorities hurled thousands of riot policemen to brutally suppress the righteous struggle of civilians against THAAD deployment, monstrous means for a nuclear war of the U.S., and the high echelon of the south Korean military drive soldiers hard like slaves. In south Korea such human rights abuses have been disclosed one after another startling the world.
In particular, the present south Korean authorities protect the heinous inhuman crimes of the Park Geun Hye group which massively abducted women citizens of the DPRK and fabricated despicable plots to forcefully detain them in south Korea.
Those who make last-ditch efforts to hurt the dignity and social system of the DPRK will be the first target of its army and people.
The south Korean puppet forces had better give up such pipedream to bring down the social system in the DPRK. -0-
KCNA Commentary Ridicules S. Korean Regime for Relying on Sworn Enemy of Nation
Pyongyang, September 19 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet regime is tightening political and military nexus with Japan in response to the measures for bolstering the nuclear force taken by the DPRK for self-defence.
Much upset by the consecutive launches of intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 over the Japanese archipelago, the chief executive of south Korea frequently exchanged phone calls with Abe in which he called for "increasing the pressure on the north to the extremes" while expressing "deep sympathy and concern" and talking about an "outrage against a neighboring country".
At the third East Economic Forum-2017 in Russia some time ago, he held a talk with Abe where he mentioned the urgency of close relations between south Korea and Japan and even let out such rubbish that Japan's past crimes "should never be a stumbling block in improving the bilateral relations."
It is in the extension of this pursuance to Japan that the abolition of past crimes including the crimes related to the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army were shunned and the validity of an agreement on protecting military intelligence between south Korea and Japan was extended despite the strong protest and denunciation by the public at home and abroad.
It is nothing surprising that the puppet forces are taking to flunkeyism and treachery to retrieve from its clumsy position strategically inferior to the DPRK.
Irony is that they are resorting to Japan whose situation is nothing better than them, the island country hardly breathing within the striking range of the nuclear force of the DPRK.
It seems that the puppet forces do not mind even the sworn enemy to get rid of a pretty fix just like a drowning man catching at a straw.
The American master whom they relied so much is snubbing them as they fail to play its role, being at a loss how to carry out its north Korea policy.
Recently the owner of the White House called the Japanese prime minister to discuss the DPRK's measure for bolstering nuclear force, leaving south Korea in the cold. He even posted an article openly criticizing the south Korean chief executive on twitter, bringing shame to him.
The U.S. is even pushing the puppet forces into a corner, under the pretexts of revision of the south Korea-U.S. "Free Trade Agreement" and THAAD deployment.
The support rating for the present chief executive of south Korea has been on a rapid decline at a time when it is threatened politically, economically and militarily from neighboring countries due to THAAD.
The puppet forces have now set aside national sentiment and historical issues and have gone desperate in their moves for political and military nexus with Japan, a poor struggling to get rid of predicament.
We can never overlook the sinister intention of the puppet forces keen on maintaining the stand-off with the DPRK to the last by stepping up the building of the U.S.-Japan-south Korea triangular military alliance through nexus with Japan.
The puppet forces are begging for "security" while clinging to outsiders, but it will only aggravate their poor situation.
The U.S. and Japanese masters are finding it hard to support themselves in the face of the might of the nuclear force of the DPRK that has been remarkably bolstered.
So miserable is the plight of the puppet forces, unable to find a wall to lean against under the present changed situation.
The puppet forces have to clearly understand that no masters will risk their lives for stooges. -0-
THAAD Can Never Offer Comfort: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, August 29 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and the south Korean pupept forces are pressing for the additional THAAD deployment, much upset by the successive successes by the DPRK in its ICBM Hwasong-14 test-launches only to touch off stronger and fiercer struggle of south Koreans from all walks of life against THAAD deployment.
The committees for struggle in Songju and Kimchon, sites of THAAD deployment, and other civic organizations including the People's Action against THAAD Deployment have held rallies and demonstrations almost every day demanding the immediate withdrawal of the additional THAAD deployment, suspension of the assessment of THAAD impacts on environment, immediate suspension of the operaiton of THAAD hardware, probe into the truth behind the illegal THAAD deployment course and punishment of those responsible.
The Won Buddhism of south Korea formed a death-defying corps and have waged human shield action to check the introduction of THAAD launch pads and equipment of their groundwork.
Organizations of people from all other social standings also rose up, getting stronger in their denunciation that the present chief executive who seized power by taking advantage of the people's candlelight resistance is "increasing the danger of war through pressed-for additional deployment of THAAD" and "THAAD can not check the north's missiles, and it is a monster exposing the Korean peninsula to the danger of a war".
This proves that opposition to THAAD deployment has become the unanimous mindset of the south Koreans.
The THAAD deployment was planned by the U.S. to weaken and contain its regional potential rivals and realize its strategy for putting Asia-Pacific and, furthermore, the world under its control. The direct executor of the plan is south Korea, a stooge serving the U.S.
Then, question is would THAAD deployment be a real comfort for the U.S. and south Korea.
The U.S. is on jitters in fear that the nuclear-armed ICBM of the DPRK may fall on its mainland. It is easy to guess how much comfort THAAD can offer the U.S.
It is the unanimous comment of the world public, a fact also acknowledged by the people inside the U.S., that THAAD would not be enough to check the DPRK's ballistic rocket getting all the more intelligent and precision-based.
It is none other than south Korea which will be exposed to the greatest disaster due to THAAD deployment.
South Korea's introduction of THAAD, being pursuant to the U.S. has turned the land into the primary target of neighboring big powers and ballistic rockets and a theatre of a nuclear war.
In the final analysis, THAAD deployment brought to south Koreans an increasing danger of a war, extreme uneasiness over the life security and massive economic losses, not "iron-strong security".
It is quite natural that the south Koreans have turned out in the action against THAAD deployment, even shelving their earning for living, emphasizing that THAAD has to be checked even though they might risk their lives.
However, the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces go crafty to quench the mounting spirit against THAAD, saying that "the THAAD interception rate has been estimated to be high", "there is high approval rate supporting THAAD deployment" and "THAAD radar has no effect on human body and environment."
The south Koreans from all walks of life have to turn out in the action to withdraw THAAD, war monster inflicting nuclear holocaust on the nation, from this land. -0-
U.S. Reckless Saber-rattling Will Lead to Self-ruin: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, August 14 (KCNA) -- The U.S. Defense Department on August 11 announced that the U.S.-south Korea joint military drill Ulji Freedom Guardian would start on August 21 as scheduled.
It declared it would send nuclear carrier strike groups, nuclear strategic submarine and other war hardware to the Korean peninsula in advance and dispatch 12 F-16 fighters and huge armed forces to the U.S. bases in south Korea for the drill.
Shortly ago, the commander-in-chief of the U.S. forces and the south Korean chief executive had phone talks over the joint military drill.
It is clear what does the start of large nuclear war drill mean under the worst situation on the Korean peninsula.
No matter what rhetoric they let out about "annual, regular and defensive drills", they cannot cover up the danger of a war outbreak.
If any accidental case would be sparked, though unwanted, it would never avert a war.
What matters is that when a second Korean war breaks out, it would be a nuclear war.
The DPRK has already declared in the statement of its government that it would not hesitate to use any form of ultimate means.
The U.S. should think twice about the consequences.
The Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army announced that it would finally complete the plan for enveloping fire at Guam until mid August and report it to the commander-in-chief of the DPRK Nuclear Force and wait for his order.
The nuclear force of the DPRK is strong in its guts and no one can guess its muscle as the flight trajectory of medium-to-long ballistic rocket Hwasong-12, firing data and the correct hitting-point are made public at home and abroad.
Within three days after the publication of the statement of the DPRK government, nearly 3.5 million youth and students and working people volunteered to join or rejoin in the Korean People's Army. This fact clearly shows the will of the Korean people to finally conclude the standoff with U.S.
If the U.S. goes reckless by wielding a nuclear stick before its rival armed with nukes despite the repeated warnings of the DPRK, it would precipitate its self-destruction.
We are watching every move of the U.S. -0-
KCNA Commentary Ridicules Despicable Burlesque of Loser
Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet forces are staging anti-DPRK confrontational farce before and after July 27.
They are bringing mercenaries of the U.S. and its satellite countries into south Korea to hold such unbecoming farces as "commemoration of the July 27 Armistice Agreement", "conferment of orders" and "thanksgiving dinner party" and visit to Panmunjom.
They also opened a "peace promotion camp of UN nations that participated in the Korean War", justifying the June 25 war of aggression and stirring up the awareness of confrontation with the fellow countrymen.
Meanwhile, they held such despicable burlesque of sending "friendship missions" made up of young people to Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands to let them "visit mercenaries who took part in the Korean War and their families to read letters of "thanks".
The puppet forces loudly claim that such "events" are aimed to convey the feelings of "etiquette" and "thanks" to the mercenaries who took part in the Korean war of aggression and show the appearance of those who have "grown up" at their expense.
This is a detestable farce of the losers aimed to cover up their sordid nature as provoker of the Korean War and paint the defeat as "victory" and thus justify their confrontation racket against the DPRK.
History can neither be written off nor deleted.
As known, the U.S. provoked the Korean War to stamp out the DPRK, which was just two years old, and realize its ambition for world domination but sustained only the bitterest defeat in history.
Clark, the then "UN Forces" commander, confessed that "a war without victory--this is the first misfortune ever in history of the U.S." The Korean War brought the first nightmare of defeat to the U.S., a country that emerged for a war and became corpulent with it, and made the beginning of the consecutive defeats for the U.S. before the DPRK.
However, the puppet forces are expressing "gratitude" while holding various ridiculous "commemorations" by use of old men, who stayed out of their mind for over six decades following their defeat in the war, and simple-minded children. This can not but be the biggest shame on the nation.
The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces have always been loser in the confrontation with the DPRK.
Truth can never be covered up no matter how despicable sleight of hand they may play to justify the history of defeat, being oblivious of this.
Historically, the U.S. imperialists have been defeated, hit hard by the DPRK while the latter has always smashed to pieces the U.S. running wild, counting on its huge strength. This is our proud tradition.
The DPRK will continue to write this tradition as a rule in its history as it has now towered as an invincible nuclear power in the East, the world-level rocket power and possessor of ICBM.
If the U.S. and the puppet forces ignite a war again, oblivious of this lesson of history, the army and people of the DPRK will mercilessly wipe out the enemies so that there would not be left even a single man to sign the surrender document. -0-
U.S. Should Think Twice about Its Military Option against DPRK: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, July 12 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is resorting to foolhardy military gambling.
The U.S. Department of Defense is noisily trumpeting that it has mapped out a scenario for attack on the DPRK at the instruction of Trump.
Trump is also not hiding the scenario for military attack, asserting "the era of strategic patience with north Korea is over" and "the U.S. has a strong and definite scenario against it".
Stunned by the DPRK's great success in an ICBM test-launch, the U.S. staged a joint ballistic missile firing demonstration with the south Korean warmongers, let its B-1Bs fly into the sky above the Korean peninsula to stage a bomb-dropping drill. Trump formally approved the replacement of the launching tubes for Tomahawk cruise missiles of Virginia-class subs to increase their ground attack capability by more than three times. The subs will be used as major strategic weapons for attack on the DPRK.
This is just a last-ditch effort of the U.S., extremely frightened by the tremendous national strength and strategic position of the DPRK that has been put on a new level. It proves that the present U.S. administration's moves hostile to the DPRK have reached an extremely dangerous phase.
The Trump administration, which once asserted that military option had been excluded from its "maximum pressure and engagement" policy, is now openly crying out for "mounting a military attack" on the DPRK. This shows that the U.S. desperately seeks to realize its wild ambition for igniting a war against the DPRK through a sudden preemptive attack.
The U.S. is now accusing the DPRK of going beyond the "red line," resorting to foolhardy military provocations. But it is just the U.S. which has actually passed the red line.
The service personnel and people of the DPRK are fully ready to counter any reckless military option of the U.S.
If the U.S. has prepared a military attack plan for neutralizing the DPRK by force, the DPRK has also its own plan for military counteraction, the plan for reducing the U.S. into ashes.
The U.S. last-ditch nuclear war gambling will only precipitate the worst-ever disaster in which its mainland will turn into ashes.
The fate of the U.S. will become tragic from the moment it puts its military option into practice.
It is also ridiculous that the south Korean authorities are busy hiding their master's sinister plan for a preemptive attack, talking about "dialogue" and "leading role."
The U.S. administration had better pay heed to the public claims terming the preemptive attack plan unrealistic and urging it to correct its hysteric stance on the DPRK, and think twice about this. -0-
U.S. Should Remember Lesson Taught by Its Defeat in Korean War: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, June 24 (KCNA) -- Sixty-seven years have lapsed since the U.S. provoked the Korean War in the 1950s.
It was a war of aggression premeditated by the U.S. imperialists out of their wild ambition for dominating the world.
On June 24, 1950 the then director of CIA told reporters that a war would break out in Korea that night or next morning. The British magazine Economist claimed that the U.S. could not but ignite a war as something sensational was badly needed for it to tide over its crisis.
Van Fleet, a defeated general of the U.S., asserted that if it had not been Korea, another country should have fallen victim to the war.
Dulles, a "special envoy" of Truman, "inspected" south Korea in order to finally check preparations for the Korean War and decided to ignite the war on Sunday, the "Sabbath" for Christian countries. The sly nature behind this scenario was fully disclosed.
But the U.S. is still working hard to provoke the second Korean war, styling itself "liberator" and "apostle of peace", in a bid to evade its responsibility for provoking the Korean War and shake off its disgrace as a defeated country.
It is driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of war by massively bringing its strategic assets one after another to put under its complete control the peninsula, which is of geographical importance in realizing its regional and global hegemony.
As the commander of the 2nd division of the U.S. forces in south Korea blustered that GIs would come back to the peninsula any time to fight, the U.S. hostility and war hysteria against the DPRK are getting evermore undisguised.
This shows that the U.S., which provoked the Korean War and invaded the DPRK, remains unchanged in its sinister design although 67 years have passed.
But the U.S. should never forget the lesson taught by its defeat. It was Korea where the myth of its "mightiness" knowing no defeat in more than a hundred wars was broken, and it was also Korea where it had to sign documents of apology over decades, suffering humiliations of defeat.
It is the will of the army and people of the DPRK to deal an unheard-of terrible blow at the U.S. which has committed untold crimes against the Korean nation century after century, and realize the historic cause of national reunification.
The U.S. will meet only an ignominious defeat in today's Korea which has emerged a nuclear power in the East to strike terror into the enemy and a rocket power in Asia.
The U.S. had better recollect once again the cries made by its defeated and buried generals in the 1950s who confessed that the U.S. fought a wrong war against a wrong rival at a wrong time in a wrong place. -0-
KCNA Commentary on S. Korean Conservatives' Confrontation Racket at NA Confirmation Hearing
Pyongyang, June 5 (KCNA) -- The puppet conservative group of south Korea, keen on escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north, is trying to turn even the "National Assembly" confirmation hearing into a theatre for confrontation with the DPRK even though its mission is to discuss the capacities of the hopefuls for new "government" seats.
The "Liberal Korea Party" and other conservatives recently launched "coloring" offensive against those to stand at the confirmation hearing, citing "security verification". They urged the candidate for "prime minister" to "make clear his stand on the issue of improving human rights situation in the north" and asked him "if he agrees to the view that the north was behind the 'Choenan' sinking case", while blaming him for standing against the adoption of "resolution on improvement of human rights performance in the north" and approving an "amendment which deleted the north from the list of backstage manipulators of 'Choenan' case".
Even, So Chong Won, who had been ousted from the LKP, called for "verification of stand to the north" by the candidate for the director of the Intelligence Service and other candidates who appeared at the conformation hearing.
This hideous confrontation farce can be performed only by the conservative forces who pushed the north-south ties into the worst catastrophe as today.
What the south Koreans want is to immediately abolish all the evils left by the Park Geun Hye regime and to build a new society where the candlelight demonstrators have become key players.
The coteries of conservative group including the LKP, which committed all kinds of crimes, as cat's paws of traitor Park, against the desire and wish of the people, are the hotbed of traitorous policies and corruption and irregularities that should have been thrown overboard together with the top class criminal Park.
It is truly detestable to see the remnants of history, sternly punished by the public for their mad-cap confrontation racket, riding roughshod again to incite the north-south stand-off.
The dreary scene at the puppet National Assembly reminds one of the confirmation hearing during the Park Geun Hye regime in which those blowing louder trumpet for confrontation with the fellow countrymen could please the conservative group and earn posts of power.
At the confirmation hearing the conservative forces offered a pass to Han Min Gu who cried out for "punishing provocation base and even supporting and commanding forces" in case of "provocation" and Hong Yong Phyo who held that "north's nuke can not be tolerated" before others, putting forward them as a shock brigade in executing Park Geun Hye's confrontation policy.
The conservative forces' dirty inveterate nature and confrontational frenzy are to blame for the north-south relations which plunged into the worst stalemate today.
However, they are going reckless like a guilty party filing the suit first only to stun the public.
The conservative forces will get nothing but earlier final end, no matter how desperately they may stand against the "National Assembly" to avenge their ouster from power.
To side with the conservatives' confrontation racket while reading their faces would be little short of pricking one's eyes with one's own hands.
The south Koreans from all walks of life should ressolutely wipe out the remnants of Park Geun Hye challenging the candlelight demonstrators and open up a new chapter for national reconciliation and unity. -0-
KCNA Commentary Urges U.S. to Have Proper Choice
Pyongyang, May 16 (KCNA) -- The DPRK successfully carried out the test-fire of new ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 on Sunday.
In this regard, the U.S., Japan and others noisily call for "counteraction". This is a challenge to and defamation of the essence and justice of the DPRK's bolstering up military strength.
The successful test-fire of Hwasong-12 is a great event noteworthy in the history of building a Juche-based nuclear power as it demonstrated the birth of precious national treasure "Juche weapon", another perfect weapon system for the posterity.
The rocket test-fire showed the high level of the DPRK's development of science and technology in defence industry.
The test-fire proved all the technical specifications of rocket, which was newly designed in a Korean-style, like guidance and stabilization systems, structural system and pressurization, inspection and launching systems and reconfirmed the reliability of new rocket engine under the practical flight circumstances. It also verified the homing feature of the warhead under the worst re-entry situation and accurate performance of nuclear warhead detonation system.
The most perfect weapon systems in the world will never become the eternal exclusive property of the U.S.
The U.S. massively brought nuclear strategic assets to the vicinity of the Korean peninsula to threaten and blackmail the DPRK, but the American-style fanfaronade can never work on the DPRK.
All the DPRK's military steps are a legitimate exercise of the sovereignty for self-defence to cope with the persistent and brigandish nuclear threats and blackmail by the U.S. and its vassal forces and their moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK.
The DPRK's self-defensive measures to protect its dignity and vital rights and genuine peace from the U.S. escalating nuclear war threat are the legitimate right of a sovereign state and they are not against any international law.
The successful test-fire of Hwasong-12 is of great and special significance in ensuring peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the region, and this represents the great victory of the Korean people.
The DPRK is a full-fledged nuclear power, whether someone recognizes it or not.
The strategic position of the DPRK, a dignified nuclear weapons state, will never change, irrespective of someone's recognition.
Justice and truth, equality and respect are now gradually disappearing in the world political arena, but injustice and high-handed and arbitrary practices are prevailing. The most elementary principles of international relations specified by humankind with common agreement are disregarded now. Such situation should never be tolerated.
The test-fire of Hwasong-12 is a grave warning to the U.S. and other hostile forces to make a proper choice with reason.
The U.S. should not disregard or misjudge the reality that its mainland and Pacific operation zone are in the DPRK's sighting range of strike and the DPRK has all powerful means for annihilating retaliatory strike.
It is the stand of the DPRK to continuously develop more precise and diversified nukes and nuclear striking means and push ahead preparations for more tests till the U.S. and its vassal forces make a proper choice with reason.
If the hostile forces carelessly provoke the DPRK, they will not escape from the biggest disaster in the history. -0-