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Japan Should Face up to Trend of Times: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, May 26 (KCNA) -- Japan is recklessly going against the trend of the times.
Kono, foreign minister of Japan, again talked rubbish that Japan would "put maximum pressure on north Korea." He had once come under public criticism for his offending remarks about the DPRK's "preparations for a nuclear test" in March last when exchanges were brisk between the north and the south of Korea for dialogue.
His voice just sounds like grumbling of a dwarf politician going mischievous, ignorant of where he is standing.
It seems that Japan stills lacks the power of reason and is unaware of what's going on.
International efforts for promoting mutual respect and trust and achieving co-prosperity are getting brisk among countries worldwide.
Notably, there are bold moves to dispel misunderstanding and hostility in the Korean peninsula and the region thanks to the active efforts of the DPRK.
It is annoying that some forces are hindering the positive development, but the DPRK has invariably taken bold measures. The measures are hailed by the international community as they help the positive development of the situation.
What matters against this backdrop is the ill purpose sought by Japan offending the world public in disregard of this situation, being displeased with it.
Japan seeks to bring the situation back to the state of confrontation to divert public attention at home away from its bankrupt policy toward people's living and high-profile graft and to invent a pretext for turning Japan into a militarist country and carrying out overseas expansion.
Japan likes to wreck peace and break stability as it deems it a good chance for carrying out its ultra-right home and foreign policies. So it is quite natural that its policy invites the public denunciation.
Reactionaries of Japan are rejected and alienated worldwide, far from "demonstrating their status," due to the reckless hard-line policy toward the DPRK.
For example, their offer to include a paragraph calling for pressurizing the DPRK in the final document at a recent international meeting held in Tokyo was rejected.
Even in a Mideast country they think share a view with, their offer to put pressure on the DPRK got a frosty reply. In a nutshell, what Japan got for its politics was something unprecedented in the history of its diplomacy and something utterly humiliating in the light of etiquette.
Japan's short-sighted attitude toward the developing situation and the times is just the main reason for its disgrace and humiliation.
Japan should behave with reason, facing up to the trend of the times.
The trend of "passing Japan" will get stronger if the reactionaries of Japan persist in tongue-lashing against the DPRK. -0-
U.S. Urged to Respond to DPRK's Measures with Sincerity: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, April 27 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is vociferating about "sanctions and pressure" while expressing distrust in the great victory of the line of simultaneously developing the economic construction and the building of nuclear force, declared at the historic April 2018 Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, and the follow-up measures.
Those concerned of the White House and official figures of the U.S. administration including the treasury secretary and the defense secretary, saying that no one knows when and how north Korea will put into practice the promises it made at the plenary meeting, have called for keeping sanctions and pressure on the DPRK until concrete measures are taken, along with the opinion that the U.S. will never take a "naive attitude".
As already known, the April plenary meeting solemnly declared that the DPRK would make pro-active efforts to contribute to building a world without nuclear weapons to meet the common desire of humankind at the present stage when the DPRK has definitely risen to the position of a world-level politico-ideological and military power.
The declaration on the great victory of our Party's line on simultaneous development of the two fronts has evoked active support, welcome and great repercussion from all Koreans and the whole world as it opened up a bright prospect for peace in the Korean peninsula, region and the rest of the world.
The world now comments that the DPRK has made a great change in the historic development strategy and has paved groundwork for the Korean peninsula to get rid of the Cold War system that has persisted for more than seven decades.
However, some dishonest forces of the U.S. keep making such wild remarks as "sanctions and pressure" while reacting to the DPRK's strategic decision like a persecution maniac. This is nothing but a sleep-talking of those who are still mired in the anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK.
Americans have to ponder over the destiny and prospect of their country, clearly understanding the deep meaning enshrined in the crucial measure of the DPRK, before going rude.
To build a peaceful world without war is the goal of the WPK and it is the consistent stand of our Party and government to struggle for the regional and global peace and security.
The April plenary meeting more evidently clarified the stand and will of the DPRK to open up a new phase for peace in the Korean peninsula and, furthermore, in Northeast Asia. This also conforms with not only the interests of the Korean nation and the regional people but also the common expectation of the international community.
It is the voice of the world public opinion that as the DPRK took an epoch-making measure, this should naturally be responded with sincerity for the development of the situation, not missing the opportunity.
To keep brandishing the rotten "sanctions" stick, not understanding the trend of the times, will only provoke the laughter of the world.
What is needed for the U.S. is to learn how to observe good manners and how to respect the party concerned, not resorting to high-handed practices and arrogance. -0-
Now Is Time to Reject Cooperation with Foreign Forces: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, April 2 (KCNA) -- Now the Koreans' aspiration for reunification is now growing stronger than ever before and the national reconciliation and unity have become a trend of the times.
It was against this background that the south Korean authorities joined in the anti-DPRK confrontation confab called the 10th "security meeting" with the U.S. and Japan.
As is known well, the 10th "security meeting" pursues the aim of realizing the U.S. scenario for internationalizing the naval intercepting operation against the DPRK.
The "meeting", held at the U.S. Defense Department on March 21 and 22, said that the U.S., Japan and south Korea jointly make efforts to check the DPRK's illegal activities including goods transactions and continue to take the lead in coping with the DPRK's goods transactions on the open sea.
This is part of the sinister confab to sustain the military confrontation and sanctions and pressure upon the DPRK by going against the trend of detente on the Korean peninsula.
Foreign forces, much upset by the mounting desire of the Koreans for the improvement of the inter-Korean relations and reunification, are making desperate efforts to stifle the DPRK, intentionally throwing a wet blanket over the atmosphere of national reconciliation and unity.
The south Korean authorities' persistent behavior of supporting the U.S. scenario to stifle the DPRK is greatly disappointing all Koreans who ardently wish to bring earlier lasting peace on the Korean peninsula and its independent reunification.
Foreign forces do not want the improvement of the inter-Korean relations and the easing of the military tension on the peninsula and the national reconciliation and unity for the emergence of a reunified power.
Historically, the U.S. and Japan had stirred up the confrontation atmosphere whenever the detente and peace on the Korean Peninsula and the improvement of the inter-Korean relations was created. This was to carry out their aggressive goal at the sacrifice of the Korean nation's interests.
The U.S. and its vassal forces are still now leaving no means untried to reverse the tide of the present situation by driving a wedge between the north and the south, displeased with the trend of the situation on the peninsula.
It is very clear that the cooperation with foreign forces is self-destruction as they seeks to fish in troubled waters by keeping the Korean nation divided and let them fight each other.
If the south Korean authorities are truly interested in the settlement of the national issue, they should discard an illusion about foreign forces.
Cooperation with foreign forces leads to confrontation and war.
Nobody can bring peace and reunification to the Korean nation.
Pursuing cooperation with foreign forces in disregard of the demand and interests of the nation is bound to end up breaking the north-south relations and bringing oneself to ruin finally.
Now is the time to reject the shameful cooperation with foreign forces and join in the trend of the times aspiring for the improvement of the north-south relations and independent reunification through national cooperation. -0-
KCNA Commentary Derides Senseless Act of Subject Nation Japan
Pyongyang, March 12 (KCNA) -- Japan is going head-long into stifling the DPRK with the backing of its master U.S.
As soon as the U.S. announced "independent sanctions" on the DPRK in February, the Japanese reactionaries have gone reckless, voicing support for them and calling for the inspection of ships of the DPRK. This is just a typical example.
The frenzy of the islanders has reached the extreme as evidenced by their call for the convocation of an international conference for the inspection of DPRK-flagged ships which even the U.S. failed to conceive.
Japan, jeered by the world for its serious dependence on the U.S. and subjugation to it in the political, economic and military fields, is trying to take the lead in the moves to bring down the DPRK. This is enough to make a cat laugh as it is just a ridiculous act of a subject state.
In the past Japan tried to meet its interests by clinging to big powers only to suffer failure. This is not an exaggeration.
It stooped to any infamy to sign an unequal treaty to entrust its destiny to the U.S. in the middle of the 19th century and in the subsequent period, it curried favor with the Western powers, turning the whole country into market for selling the Western goods and a supply source of cheap raw materials only to push its economy into a slump.
At the connivance of the empires which put Japan under their political and economic control, Japan opted for overseas expansion only to get the ill-fame of a war defeated nation and a war criminal nation, in the face of strong rebuff of the world.
Such a country is now acting a poodle of a suzerain state, far from drawing a lesson from its shameful history. No wonder, it is destined to remain as a subject state.
The aim sought by Japan in going reckless, being lost to all shames, is to realize its old dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere" at any cost. But Japan is mistaken.
Korea is not a weak nation as it used to be in the past when it was trampled under the jackboots of the Japanese imperialists.
The descendents of the Samurais are now suffering untold contempt and maltreatment such as political exclusion after being left in the cold and economic exploitation by the U.S. whom they worship.
Under such situation Japan is trying to bring down the DPRK. This is as foolish an act as trying to pick up a star in the sky with a rotten noose.
A political scholar of Japan in his 2013 book that dealt with the theory of defeat in war commented that Japan will remain as a defeated nation forever if it fails to settle two factors -- "denial of defeat" and "subjugation toward the U.S."
Japan will face greater price to pay if it goes frivolous, being oblivious of its inglorious past and being unable to feel the change in the world political landscape. -0-
KCNA Commentary Blasts U.S. Sophism about "Unification by Communizing South"
Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) -- The Trump group, which has been vocal about the DPRK's nuclear weapons for self-defence by branding them as a "threat" to the world, is now describing them as the ones for "unification by communizing the south", only to provoke the laughter of the world people.
Dan Coats, director of National Intelligence, CIA Director Pompeo and other top officials of the intelligence agencies of the U.S. at official appearances including the congressional hearing said that the DPRK's ultimate goal is to unify Korea by "communizing the south" with use of nuclear weapons.
McMaster, assistant to the president for National Security of the White House, also said the DPRK's nuclear weapons "aim at intimidation for the purpose of unifying the Korean peninsula under the red flag".
Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Pacific Harris, who has been designated as the U.S. ambassador to Australia, claimed at the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee that the DPRK's nuclear possession is for "reunifying the Korean peninsula under the communist system" and that even though dialogue is held with it, a focus must be set on removing nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula.
What matters is that this sophism was presented at a time when there is widespread opinion in the international community that the DPRK's nuclear possession is a decisive option taken due to the U.S. nuclear threat and hostile policy and at a time when there opened a dramatic phase for reconciliation on the Korean peninsula thanks to the proactive measure taken by the DPRK in the new year, in particular.
In a word, the sophism is a card played as last-ditch efforts, being upset by the development. The signboard of "unification by communizing the south" was the one oft-repeated by the south Korean conservative group.
This eloquently proves the wretched situation of the U.S.
Clear is its aim. It seeks to brand the DPRK's nuclear weapons as the ones for "unifying Korea by communizing the south", justify arms buildup in and around the Korean peninsula, incite hostility toward the DPRK in south Korea and chill the atmosphere for the improvement of the inter-Korean relations under the pretext of "protecting" its alleged ally south Korea.
But the U.S. is gravely mistaken.
The DPRK's state nuclear force never targets the fellow countrymen as it is the strategic asset common to the nation for guaranteeing the peace and security on the Korean peninsula.
It will be enough to provoke laughter to think that the DPRK built the nuclear force and even have had access to the inter-continental ballistic missile, risking everything just to put palm-size south Korea only under its nose under control.
The DPRK's nuclear weapons are targeted against the U.S. and if the U.S. shows even the slightest sign of provocation, the whole U.S. mainland will face resolute and merciless nuclear blow.
The Trump group had better understand its position and make a wise option of withdrawing the hostile policy toward the DPRK before provoking the laughter of the world. -0-
KCNA Commentary on Fate of Japan as Vassal State of U.S.
Pyongyang, February 14 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries are losing their marbles, following the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
Soon after the publication of Trump's recent "state of the union address" and "nuclear posture review" the Abe group including the chief Cabinet Secretary and the foreign minister of Japan said that they highly appreciated publication of the powerful message for strengthening pressure on north Korea and expressed the will to boost deterrence of Japan-U.S. alliance.
The "state of the union address" and "nuclear posture review" arouse grave concerns and denunciation from among the international community as they are the height of Trump-style arrogance, arbitrariness and self-conceit and they represent the attempt for a dangerous nuclear war seriously threatening world peace.
Nevertheless, high-ranking politicians of Japan shamelessly vied with each other to praise their master, reminding the people of a well-trained poodle.
It is the fate of Japan to obey the U.S. as its vassal state.
It is the well known fact that cunning Japan does not respect the U.S. as "elder brother" but tries to realize its militaristic ambition by taking advantage of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
However, the Japanese reactionaries are mistaken.
If one loses his or her wits, one can never judge the trend of the times.
The U.S. is no longer the "only superpower" in the world.
According to data issued by GALLUP of the U.S., the result of opinion polls conducted in one hundred and dozens of countries and regions from March to November last year showed that the number of countries and regions denying the leadership ability of the U.S. increased over three times as compared with that in 2016.
The U.S. is now panic-stricken, unable to save its declining fate, and the DPRK, a strategic state, is pushing the U.S. to the abyss of destruction, by mounting a streak of attacks on it.
The U.S. is making desperate efforts to attack the DPRK with the mobilization of the whole world by means of threatening, blackmail, appeasement and deception. But it is becoming clearer with each passing day with whose victory the unprecedented confrontation will end.
Japan will end up in tightening the noose around its own neck, if it keeps blindly following the U.S. like a senseless dog.
It is the fate of a subject country to get buried together with the American empire nearing its end. -0-
KCNA Commentary Hits U.S. Scheme to Turn Olympiad into Confrontation Theater
Pyongyang, February 2 (KCNA) -- The U.S. has revealed its intention to make the Winter Olympics a theatre for stand-off with the DPRK.
The U.S. vice-president claimed that he would take part in the Winter Olympics and hold back "north Korea's propaganda offensive", according to the U.S. magazine News Week on Jan. 24.
Timed to coincide with this, a White House official said that the vice-president will hold a series of press conferences before and during the Olympics and he is determined to make sure that the Olympic ground would not turn into a propaganda ground for north Korea.
This is aimed to check the trend for improved inter-Korean ties that has gained momentum thanks to the DPRK's bold and proactive efforts, and to drive a wedge among the Koreans.
Clear is the stand of the DPRK to ensure that the Winter Olympics is successfully held as a great event of the homogenous nation and to strikingly manifest the dignity and might of the nation, and this is supported and welcomed by the international community.
The DPRK's efforts to bring about a drastic progress in accomplishing the cause of independent reunification based on the first step that had been taken at the outset of the year have nothing to do with the "propaganda offensive".
But how is the U.S. behaving at a time when the Korean nation is about to pool efforts and open a new chapter for peace on the Korean peninsula.
On the eve of the Olympics the U.S. is unhesitatingly committing acts of insulting the sincerity made by the DPRK and ruining the Olympics by rendering the political and military threats toward the DPRK to the extremes, and dispatching strategic assets including nuclear carrier and special units.
Chinese Hong Kong paper South China Morning Post in an editorial said that the U.S. is doing what it should not do, adding that the origin of all the measures taken by the U.S. recently is questionable after the north and the south of Korea resumed the talks.
Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the Russian Federal Assembly, said that it is a wrong interpretation of the present situation for Americans to behave as if their continued act of ratcheting up sanctions and pressure together with the regional allies does not have any impact, adding that this may have extremely dangerous impact on the development of the situation as a whole, and the positive trend concerning the resumption of the direct dialogue between the north and the south may disappear after the Winter Olympics due to the West's approach.
All facts clearly prove once again who wishes for successful Winter Olympics and peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and who fans up the tension on the Korean peninsula.
It is quite natural that the international community is concerned about what the U.S. vice-president is going to do targeting the DPRK at the Winter Olympics.
The U.S. should not run amuck.
It will invite international isolation as it fails to face up to the trend of the times. -0-
KCNA Commentary Censures U.S. Military Acts Coiling up Regional Tension
Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is persistently resorting to the dangerous military acts of going against the aspiration of the public at home and abroad for detente on the Korean Peninsula.
From the beginning of this year the U.S. successively sent nuclear carrier flotillas and nuclear strategic bombers to the vicinity of the peninsula.
It announced that it would conduct two ICBM test-fires next month.
This can never be allowed as it is a revelation of the sinister intention to block the improvement of the inter-Korean relations and aggravate the situation in the region.
Peace and security on the Korean Peninsula are directly linked with world peace and security. That is why the international community hails the climate for the improvement of the inter-Korean relations provided thanks to our proactive proposal and calls for encouraging and promoting it.
Contrary to this, the U.S. openly increases the military pressure upon the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and unhesitatingly upsets the balance of armed forces in the region.
It is self-evident that ICBM test-fire would not be "fireworks" for the Winter Olympics.
It is by no means fortuitous that media of the U.S. say that war maniacs do not cover up their precaution against the prospect for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. is now trying to justify such moves under the pretence of "guaranteeing Olympics" and "already planned". However, it can never veil the wicked intention.
It is as clear as noonday that any military action of the U.S. will lead to the aggravation of the tension in the region and it would not bring good consequences.
The U.S. acts are clearly targeted against peace in the Korean Peninsula and the region and they disclose the true colors of the U.S. standing for confrontation and war, not dialogue and peace.
Genuine peace and stability have not settled in the Korean Peninsula and the region for a long time. The reality makes the people understand where the root cause is.
The DPRK will never allow any act of wrecking peace and security in the Peninsula but will decisively counter it.
The U.S. should always remember that the entire Korean nation and international community vigilantly watch the sinister military acts of deliberately aggravating the situation. -0-
No Force Can Prevail over Independence and Justice: KCNA's Detailed Report
Pyongyang, December 30 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency released a detailed report on the situation of the Korean peninsula this year.
The main contents of the report are as follows:
The situation of the Korean peninsula is an epitome of the world political situation.
The Trump administration, which set the solution of the nuclear issue of the DPRK as a primary task of its diplomacy and security policy and its DPRK policy as "maximum pressure and engagement," has resorted to the hard-line hostile policy toward the DPRK, the degree of which dwarfs the policies of the former administrations, openly talking that "approach to the DPRK precisely means preemptive strike."
So the international community focused its attention to the Korean peninsula from the outset of the year.
Our party and state, indicating the path to be covered by socialist Korea in the new year, clarified the principled stand that it would continue bolstering the capabilities for self-defense and preemptive attack with the nuclear force as the pivot as long as the U.S. and its vassal forces persist in nuclear threat and blackmail and war drills under the mask of annual ones at the doorstep of the DPRK.
On February 12 the DPRK successfully test-fired the new type strategic weapon system Pukguksong-2, ground-to-ground intermediate-range strategic ballistic rocket.
On March 18, it succeeded at once in the on-the-ground test of the Korean-style new type high-thrust engine, which heralded the birth of the Juche-based rocket industry and declared the establishment of eternal foundation for rounding off the state nuclear force.
On July 4 and 28, it successfully test-fired ICBM Hwasong-14 capable of striking the heart of the U.S.
The U.S. cooked up new sanctions acts against the DPRK and spearheaded the adoption of the UN "sanctions resolutions" one after another against the DPRK. Amid the spreading of the story about "war in August" along with such belligerent remarks as "preventive war" and "preemptive attack", Trump said "north Korea will be faced with fire and fury" and "if a war breaks out, it will be fought on the Korean peninsula and if thousands die, it will also be on the peninsula."
The DPRK's perfect success in the ICBM-ready H-bomb test conducted on September 3 was the greatest victory which put the country on the status of a world-class nuclear power and provided a creditable military guarantee for putting an end to the history of the U.S. imperialists' nuclear blackmails.
On September 12 the DPRK finished the project for making its medium-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 combat-ready, thus clarifying that its final goal is to keep balance of force with the U.S. in actuality.
On September 19 Trump dared cry out for "totally destroying" the DPRK in the UN arena, unheard-of rubbish, only to stun the world public.
The DPRK clarified its toughest countering will to deal with the U.S most ferocious declaration of war with fire surely and definitely.
The Second Plenary Session of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea on October 7 once again clarified the principled stand of our Party and state to preserve the noble mission and nature of the DPRK's nukes which its people gained through a hard struggle and to protect peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the region and the rest of the world.
On November 29, the DPRK succeeded in the test-fire of new type ICBM Hwasong-15 reflecting its tremendous might as a world-class military power.
The U.S. persistent moves against the DPRK in political, economic, military, diplomatic and all other fields till the end of this year could not stop even a moment the advance of the DPRK confident of the victory of its cause.
Thanks to Juche Korea which is standing in the outpost for preserving independence, justice and socialism with the nuclear treasured sword of justice, a nuclear war threatening the world was prevented and the desire of mankind for peace preserved.
The DPRK, an undeniable new strategic state and nuclear power of Juche, declares:
Do not expect any change in its policy. Its entity as an invincible power can neither be undermined nor be stamped out.
The DPRK, as a responsible nuclear weapons state, will lead the trend of history to the only road of independence and justice, weathering all tempests on this planet. -0-
U.S. Racket for Stifling DPRK Will Bring It International Isolation and Ruin: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, December 11 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is getting keen on sanctions and pressure racket against the DPRK while terming its measure for self-defence the "threat to the world".
The U.S. government authorities including Trump, the state secretary, defense secretary and the U.S. representative at the UN are spitting out military outbursts against the DPRK and are pressurizing other countries to sever all relations with the DPRK including diplomatic, economic and trade activities. It is even threatening the capture of the DPRK-flagged ships in the seas.
This is the vivid expression of Trump's "lunatic strategy" aimed to exterminate the Korean nation as it is the last-ditch effort of those dumbfounded by the might of the state nuclear force of the DPRK which has the whole U.S. territory within its strike range.
The brigandish sophism that the DPRK poses "threat to the whole world" does not hold any water.
The world clearly sees who is the chieftain escalating tension and harassing world peace and stability through the situation of the Korean peninsula.
The massive strategic arms buildup in and around the peninsula, the moves for modernizing nuclear weapons and the arms sale pressed for by the U.S. prove that the story about "threat from north Korea" is just a pretext for realizing the aggression of the DPRK and the ambition for world domination.
Recently the American newspaper USA Today reported that the U.S. together Canada will convene a "16-nation meeting" of ally countries which took part in the Korean War in the past for the discussion of counteraction to tackle "threat from the north".
Clear is the aim sought by the U.S. in getting vocal about "threat" and calling on the whole world to counter the DPRK. It is to justify its hostile policy toward the DPRK and tighten the siege of international sanctions and pressure on the DPRK.
But such lunacy will only reveal the sinister intention of the U.S.
The newspaper of Chinese Hong Kong Ta Kung Pao in a commentary titled "Korea's completion of great cause of building nuclear force. Korea slaps U.S. in the face" said that what is beyond doubt is that the U.S. misguided Korea policy is the key cause of aggravating the situation, adding that Korea became to possess a nuclear deterrence as today which is entirely attributable to the U.S., and that the U.S. act boomerangs.
The Western media including those of Britain and Germany reported that Trump is imposing hard-line policy on the DPRK including freeze of diplomatic relations but no country is agreeing to do, adding that the policy of threatening the DPRK pursued by Trump is resulting in the isolation of the U.S.
Now is the high time that the U.S. lent an ear to this voice of the international community.
The more desperately the U.S. tries to "demonize" the DPRK, the more quickly it will face the responsibility for the aggravating situation on the Korean peninsula, international isolation and destruction. -0-
DPRK Will Not Just Remain Onlooker to Japan's Hostile Acts: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, November 28 (KCNA) -- The situation on the Korean peninsula escalating due to the U.S. is increasing the danger of a war in Northeast Asia.
It is against this backdrop that Japan has further strained the situation while coming out as a shock brigade in executing the U.S. moves for putting sanctions and pressure on the DPRK as if it had waited for the opportunity to come.
Prime Minister Abe and key figures of the political camp are keen on inciting the atmosphere of a war inside Japan while going around with blood-shot eyes to elicit the international support for sanctions and pressure on the DPRK while claiming that now is the "time to put more pressure on the north".
On Nov. 17 Abe said that "threat from north Korea" is the most serious security issue Japan has faced after the Second World War and it is necessary to further increase the measure to defend Japan to cope with this. Foreign Minister Kono on Nov. 24 said that "north Korea's nuclear test and its missiles that fly over Japan constitute unprecedented threats not only to Japan but the international community as a whole. This can never be tolerated".
What is the strategic purpose sought by Japan which is so much concerned about the situation on the Korean peninsula.
Japan has persistently tried to prove the conditions of "emergency" around Japan by taking the advantage of the situation on the Korean peninsula while trying to use it as a pretext for the increase in the defence budget and military capabilities.
The Abe government has created the atmosphere favorable for defusing internal political crisis and realizing the constitutional revision by citing "nuclear and missile threats from north Korea" as a pretext.
Abe, in particular, seeks to arouse social concerns and make society veer to the right through the collusion with right-wing forces in a bid to remain in power for long.
What he seeks here is to build up the public opinion inside Japan by spreading the "story of crisis on the Korean peninsula".
During the recent election of the members of the House of Representatives Abe and the Liberal Democratic Party went around, loudly claiming that "nuclear and missile provocation by north Korea is a great threat to Japan" and asking for "encouraging the Liberal Democratic Party so that it can resolutely counter the threat from north Korea". This is just a typical example.
Japan keen on meeting its own interests by finding fault with others is trying to incite hostility toward the DPRK to the maximum, embroil the whole Japanese archipelago into the militarist whirlwind and thus realize the constitutional revision for becoming a military giant.
It is quite natural that the international community and even the Japanese are describing the Abe ruling forces' moves as the ones aimed at the "revival of militarism under the pretext of threat from north Korea", "creation of pretexts for justifying preemptive attack on the north" and a "political trick to turn the table in its favor".
The Abe group is going reckless in its moves to impose sanctions and pressure on the DPRK while loudly trumpeting about "nuclear and missile threats from the north". This is an intolerable act of hostility toward the DPRK.
The Korean people will not just remain an on-looker to the vicious moves of the Japanese reactionaries who are spurring their moves for reinvasion with the backing of the U.S. only to add crimes to those already committed by them. -0-
War Servants Will Face Bitter Disgrace- KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, November 20 (KCNA) -- These days in the wake of Trump's junket to south Korea its authorities are running high fever in introducing latest weapons of the U.S. and developing military equipment.
The chief executive of south Korea when meeting Trump on Nov. 7 agreed to import U.S. latest military equipment worth 13 billion US dollars in three years and in return for it the U.S. agreed to lift the restriction on the weight of ballistic missile warhead.
According to the agreement, the south Korean authorities are vociferous that they would actively examine the additional introduction of latest supervisory equipment, which they demanded at the 49th U.S.-south Korea annual security consultative meeting in October, and Stealth F-35A fighters, Grey Eagle drones and SM-3 naval interceptor missiles for Aegis destroyer which would strike at nuclear and missile bases of the DPRK in contingency.
This is the dangerous military confrontation racket aggravating the tense situation on the Korean peninsula and disturbing peace and stability of the region.
It is the sinister intention of the U.S. to sell more weapons to south Korea under the pretence of "threat from the north" and equip south Korea with U.S. weapons and use it as shock brigade in a nuclear war against the north.
The U.S. in the 1950s supplied latest weapons to the war servants of south Korea for the fratricidal war. Even now heavyweights of the U.S. not taking care of its face as "only superpower" make frantic trips aimed at encouraging its junior "allies" to the moves for a war.
It is the domestic and foreign estimation that the U.S. has no force to threaten and blackmail the DPRK any longer.
Nevertheless, poor colonial servants of the U.S. fill the purse of the American munitions monopoly plutocrats and actively join in the moves of the U.S. master for a war of aggression with a huge amount of money collected from the people as tax to curry favor with stingy trader and warmonger Trump.
The south Korean authorities obsessed with pro-U.S. sycophancy are busy introducing U.S. made weapons and developing arms equipment to counter the DPRK, Juche nuclear power and world-class military power. This is as foolish an act as precipitating self-destruction.
Only bitter disgrace awaits the war servants depending on the tired U.S. master.
The south Korean authorities should behave themselves, clearly seeing the catastrophic results to be entailed by their reckless arms buildup. -0-
Nuclear War Maniacs Will Face Strong Retaliation: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, November 6 (KCNA) -- The Trump group is again speaking of possibility of "preemptive nuclear attack" on the DPRK.
At a hearing on the right to use the military force of the president held at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Oct. 30, Secretary of Defense Mattis and Secretary of State Tillerson said Trump has the right to mount a preemptive attack on the DPRK without a parliamentary approval.
They said that in case of north Korea, action can come first before notifying Congress as what was done to Syria as it would be a direct imminent and actual attack on the U.S. They even blustered that if other country is ready to use weapons of mass destruction against the U.S., the situation of ordering to mount a preemptive nuclear attack is imaginable.
Furthermore, they stated that no president renounced the right to mount a preemptive attack and Trump can also exercise the right legally granted to him as a man with the full command of the armed forces.
The essence of wild bluffing made by Mattis and Tillerson is that the U.S. can mount a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK without parliamentary approval in case Trump deems it necessary.
Those rhetoric uttered by diplomatic and security chiefs reflective of the U.S. wild ambition for a preemptive nuclear attack is an extremely serious provocation to the DPRK.
No U.S. administration openly claimed preemptive attack on the DPRK as now, an indication that the nuclear threat and blackmail of the Trump group has reached the phase of reckless implementation.
At a time when even U.S. Congress is getting vocal calling for depriving thoughtless lunatic Trump of the right to decide a preemptive attack, the Defense and State secretaries supported him.
This speaks volumes for the Trump administration's attempt at invasion of the DPRK.
Their wild rhetoric about "preemptive nuclear attack" on the DPRK clearly proved once again that the DPRK was quite right when it opted for nuclear access and it is the path it has to follow to the last.
Now that the U.S. disclosed its attempt at a preemptive attack on the DPRK, we will face it and strongly react to it with the tremendous nuclear force it has so far built.
It will be the U.S. which is to entirely blame for any ensuing consequences in case a war breaks out on the Korean peninsula. -0-
KCNA Commentary Terms Trump Nuclear Fanatic
Pyongyang, October 20 (KCNA) -- The U.S. nuclear hysteria for world domination has reached its height.
Trump cried out for "building nuclear capabilities in a big scale" until the world "has the ability to discern the might of the U.S." Recently he reeled off rubbish that the U.S. hopes to increase the number of nuclear warheads to the level at the end of the 1960s when it possessed 32 000.
Timed to coincide with Trump's call for ten-fold increase of the nuclear warheads, the U.S. Defense Department buckled down to putting into practice the long-term plan for "overall momentary strike" to neutralize the forces of Russia and China in just 60 minutes.
The keynote of its plan is to neutralize any countries by intensive strike by non nuclear force within an hour and thus give the rival ready to make a counterstrike no opportunity for using strategic and tactical nuclear weapons.
By this plan, the U.S. attempts at disrupting the balance of forces and realizing the world domination strategy.
The experts comment the U.S. plan to examine the main components of "overall momentary strike" in Korea in the future will be the "first product".
The U.S. remains unchanged in its sinister ambition to hold a military edge over other big powers in Asia-Pacific after stifling the DPRK by force and, furthermore, realize the ambition for world domination at any cost.
Now the U.S. is frittering away the funds to the tune of hundreds of billions of U.S. dollars collected from the people as taxes while crying out for producing tactical nuclear weapons capable of neutralizing the potential rivals' retaliatory will to challenge the U.S. domination policy through "restrained nuclear attack".
It has buckled down to nuclear weapons modernization to replace the 40 year-old intercontinental ballistic missiles with new ones while putting spurs to the development of new type nuclear weapons.
The U.S. nuclear ambition has assumed more frantic nature aimed at world domination after Trump took office.
It is the U.S. gangster-like logic that all the countries of the world have to live as slaves before its nuclear stick or die.
The U.S. is the largest cancer-like entity, a chief culprit threatening the world peace and security, being seized by the ambition for world domination.
All the countries loving justice and peace should be vigilant against the Trump administration's reckless nuclear weapons buildup and modernization moves. -0-
Nobel Laureates call for peaceful dialogue between the United States and North Korea
October 11, 2017
Ten Nobel peace laureates sent a letter to the United Nations Secretary General today, expressing great concern over ¡°the recent and increasing threats of violence between North Korea and the United States¡±. The laureates call on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to ¡°organise an urgent convening to address and defuse this potentially disastrous situation,¡± and made four specific recommendations to alleviate current tensions between the two states.
¡°The civilian population of North Korea, and its women in particular, have endured unimaginable suffering over the past decades. We must not let violent discourse mute the voices of these civilians, and of peacemakers in particular,¡± reads the letter. The letter also supports the recommendations recently made by Women Cross DMZ.
On October 6th, the Nobel Women¡¯s Initiative congratulated the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) on being awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize and for their tireless efforts to abolish nuclear weapons worldwide.
Read the full letter and the ten laureates¡¯ recommendations below.
October 11, 2017
H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Executive Office of the Secretariat-General
New York, NY 10017
Dear Mr. Secretary General,
As laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize, we believe that abolishing nuclear weapons worldwide is essential for global peace. We applaud the recent adoption of the first nuclear ban treaty at the United Nations, and extend our full support to you and your office in this endeavor.
We are, however, greatly concerned by the recent and increasing threats of violence between North Korea and the United States. We are particularly alarmed by the explicit threats made by the President of the United States to ¡°totally destroy North Korea¡± during his remarks at the UN General Assembly.
We call on your leadership to organise an urgent convening to address and defuse this potentially disastrous situation.
Mr. Secretary General, to ¡°totally destroy¡± a country means the extermination of an entire population of civilians, more than half of whom would be women and children. Such statements have no room at the United Nations, and dangerously undermine its founding principles of peace and respect for international law. North Korea¡¯s increasing militarization, including its nuclear and missile programs is equally alarming and unacceptable.
We believe that bold and proactive diplomacy is the only way forward, and urge you to send a strong message to both states and their leaders to restore dialogue and engage in peaceful conflict resolution to avert a potential global nuclear crisis.
We fully support the recommendations recently made to you by Women Cross DMZ who work globally to bring peace to the Korean peninsula, and call on you to:
i) immediately appoint a UN Special Envoy and a high-level, women-led mediation team, to work towards a non-aggression pact as the first step towards a formal peace agreement officially ending the 1950¡¯s Korean war;
ii) negotiate a freeze of North Korea¡¯s nuclear testing in exchange for the cessation of US and South Korea military exercises;
iii) hold the United States accountable for violating the UN charter with threats of use of force at the General Assembly;
iv) review and consider lifting existing sanctions against North Korea.
The civilian population of North Korea, and its women in particular, have endured unimaginable suffering over the past decades - a quarter of the North Korean population was killed during the Korean War. We must not let violent discourse mute the voices of these civilians, and of peacemakers in particular.
Betty Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate (1976) - Northern Ireland
Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate, (1976) - Northern Ireland
Adolpho Perez Esquivel, Nobel Peace Laureate (1980) - Argentina
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Laureate (1984) - South Africa
Rigoberta Menche Tum, Nobel Peace Laureate (1992) - Guatemala
Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate (1997) - USA
Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Laureate (2003)-? Iran
Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate (2006) - Bangladesh
Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Laureate (2011) - Liberia
Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Laureate (2011) - Yemen
[source: Novel Women's Initiative]
KCNA Commentary Warns LKP of S. Korea against Rushing about
Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- The coteries of the "Liberal Korea Party" of south Korea have gone so arrogant as to call for deployment of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons.
After adopting the re-deployment of U.S. tactical nuclear weapons as "party policy" they have been busy calling at the American masters and conducting "10 million signature campaign".
They seek to include the relevant cost in the budget for next year while citing the "heightened opinion" for the redeployment within south Korea as pretext. The party representative, in particular, claimed that south Korea has to develop nuclear weapons of its own accord if the U.S. does not provide them.
This is a foolish act of those unaware of where they stand.
The group of LKP, driven into the cesspool of history being forsaken by the fellow countrymen, is thinking of introduction of more nuclear weapons into south Korea while pulling up the DPRK over its measure for bolstering the nuclear force for self-defence. This reminds one of a man dreaming of rising from the ranks.
As already known, the nuclear force of the DPRK is a war deterrence to defend the country and the Korean nation from the U.S. nuclear war threat.
What our nuclear weapons stand against is the nuclear war which the U.S. is planning to ignite in the Korean peninsula and the region and therefore no one can deny its just nature and mission.
The U.S. is so dogged against the nuclear force of the DPRK contributing to peace and stability of the nation and the region. It is foolish for the puppet force to think that U.S. can hand over nuclear weapons to the war servants who are no more than puppet forces serving it.
The LKP is resorting to a foolish farce to give impression that it is "security-oriented political party" that can check "nuclear threat from the north" but that will only disclose its traitorous nature and its ignorance of their deplorable position and the world situation.
The LKP can never get rid of its crime of having turned south Korea into a nuclear war advanced base for the U.S. and pushing the situation on the peninsula to the eve of a nuclear war as today.
It is so unaware of where it has to draw the line as it is trumpeting about "exercise of the right to self-defence" and going nuclear unbecoming for its position as a stooge without any actual rights rejected by the candlelight demonstrators.
Recently those who set out on mendicancy journey were only snubbed. The LKP group had better sound out their master's opinion first.
They are advised to call to mind the miserable end the "yusin" dictator met after opting for "self nuclear development". -0-
Final Victory Is in Store for DPRK: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, September 9 (KCNA) -- It seems that the White House has not yet fully understood the meaning and stern warning served by the DPRK through its perfect success in the ICBM-ready hydrogen bomb test.
The U.S. insists that now is the time for pressure, not dialogue with north Korea, resorting to sanctions and pressure.
The Trump administration and the Congress often claim that north Korea is a "rogue state" and that the U.S. is considering the way for stop to all trading of any country with north Korea, vociferating about "strong military counteraction" and "tougher sanctions".
The U.S. also sent B-1B nuclear strategic bombers and F-35B stealth fighters to the Korean peninsula to conduct live-firing drill and exercises for attack capability for long hours. It is bringing in succession nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, nuclear submarines and other strategic assets to the peninsula to tighten military pressure upon the DPRK.
This is the last-ditch efforts of those frightened by a series of countermeasures taken by the DPRK to bolster up its defence capability.
The DPRK's recent successful H-bomb test was a demonstration of its strategic position and tremendous national strength.
Nevertheless, U.S. policy-makers have not yet found the cause of their repeated defeats in the decades-long standoff with the DPRK.
Neither sanctions nor military threat can work on the Korean people who are advancing under the banner of self-reliance, rallied close as one in mind around their great leader and great party.
The more vicious sanctions and pressure of the enemies compel the DPRK to steadily make eye-opening successes in the building of Juche-oriented nuclear force.
The U.S. has so often carried out nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches. However, it insists that its own ones do not pose any problem but the DPRK's steps to beef up its nuclear deterrence are illegal. It is the gangster-like logic that cannot convince anyone.
Its talking about war and threat of harsh sanctions will enhance only the Korean people's revolutionary consciousness and add justification to the DPRK's access to nukes.
The reckless behavior of the U.S. goes to prove that the day of the final victory for the DPRK is coming nearer.
It is a tragedy for the politicians of the Trump administration to run amuck, failing to understand how the "time of pressure upon the DPRK" will end.
Now there are only two ways for the U.S. to go; one is to admit the strategic position of the DPRK as a nuclear power of Juche and world-level military power and renounce its hostile policy. The other is to face the miserable end through persistent confrontation with the DPRK.
The U.S. should never forget the position of the DPRK as a full-fledged nuclear power.
The final victory belongs to the DPRK. -0-
KCNA Commentary Urges U.S. to Be Mindful of Its Own Fate
Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- A saying goes it's like sitting on thorns.
Americans living within the firing range of the DPRK's ICBM have the jitters amid the building up of opinion by world major media that there has been a change from the past when the DPRK was unilaterally exposed to threats in relations between the DPRK and the U.S.
A video posted on the Polish internet magazine Poland on August 15 showed that there has been massive increase in the sale of nuclear air-raid shelter within a few days after Trump made remarks about "fire and fury" and the DPRK responded to it with the statement of strike on Guam. It added that this has created huge tensions, made the people think about security and thus increased their concern for nuclear air-raid shelter.
Those in stock have already run out but the company plans to build thousands more and increase sales to the U.S. and several countries around the world.
An Austrian newspaper said that to cope with threats of missile attack from north Korea the security authorities of Guam posted on internet leaflets dealing with the rules of conduct at time of emergency and demanded that every citizen read it, and that the Hawaii authorities also distributed the said leaflets to their citizens.
A report also said that the DPRK's influence has shown significant increase in the security structure on the Korean peninsula and the DPRK's say has shown increase as much in relations between the DPRK and the U.S., adding this has caused the fall of stock price at stock markets in the U.S. and south Korea, and that citizens on Guam are trembling with fear.
Amid the horror-ridden atmosphere, two radio broadcasting stations on Guam let out the warnings of the state of emergency by mistake, making the citizens feel greater uneasiness.
The chairman of the International Relations Committee of the House of Representatives from the U.S. Republican Party submitted a letter stressing the need to get public be aware of the fact that "millions of Americans are living within the firing range of ICBM of north Korea".
The U.S. which used to make nuclear threat and blackmail against the DPRK, styling itself the "world's only superpower," is suffering from fear and uneasiness.
Clear is its reason. The U.S. is being made to pay a price for its criminal attempt to violate the sovereignty of an independent state.
What matters is that the U.S. is still thinking of "demonstrating its power" to the DPRK even though it seems that it is now fully aware of the DPRK.
The U.S. vice-president during his visit to Chile on August 16 talked about "economic and diplomatic pressure" while pressurizing several countries to "cut off diplomatic relations with north Korea".
Citizens are not having a comfortable sleep but heavyweights of the Trump administration are inviting misfortune, being utterly un-thoughtful of what is uttered by them.
The U.S. had better be mindful of its own destiny, not resorting to the useless anti-DPRK racket for confrontation and pressure while calling for "protection of allies" in different parts of the world. -0-