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KCNA Commentary Blasts LKP "Theory of Nuclear Armament"

Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- The south Korean conservative forces are openly crying out for the "theory of nuclear armament" such as "NATO-style nuclear sharing," "redeployment of tactical nuclear weapons" and "nuclear self-development", faulting the DPRK with its just military steps.

In particular, the "Liberal Korea Party" (LKP) bluffed that they would put the said theory under public discussion through the people's petition movement, all-people signature movement and seminar.
This is a traitorous reckless act to bring a horrible nuclear disaster to the fellow countrymen and another farce showing the baseness of the conservative forces obsessed with the idea of confrontation with fellow countrymen and the ambition for power.

One can easily imagine the consequences the conservatives' "nuclear armament" will bring to the peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula, the region and the world.

The peninsula will be put in a touch-and-go situation, the whole of south Korea will be put in the ranges of the preemptive nuclear strikes by big powers and the peace process in the region will become hopeless.
The "theory of independent nuclear armament" touted by the conservatives comes under fire even by the international community, to say nothing of the public in south Korea.

Kyunghyang Daily News in an editorial on July 30 said that "if south Korea goes nuclear, it will bring about a nuclear domino effect in Northeast Asia, thus posing a more serious threat. The tactical nuclear redeployment is also the same." The paper also said that the assertion of the LKP is unreasonable and impossible.

Then what are the conservatives seeking through their noisy trumpeting about the theory?
Lurking behind this is the sinister ambition to improve the LKP's image as "security party", rally the conservative forces and come back to power by deteriorating the situation in the peninsula by inciting the danger of a nuclear war.

The LKP is an "instability political party" and a "disaster party" that will bring a self-destructive nuclear disaster as it is crying out for the theory, bereft of elementary thinking and judging power.
The vile acts of the conservatives seeking the sinister political interests through the reckless "security racket" that threaten the destiny and peace of the fellow countrymen now invites bitter protest at home and abroad.
The south Korean conservative forces should clearly understand that the absurd theory is just self-destructive one with which they will cut their own political lifelines. -0-


Japan's Ambition to Reinvade Korea Will Only Ruin Its Future: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, July 29 (KCNA) -- Japan is getting more and more undisguised in the moves to fulfill its ambition to become a military power.
Japan recently launched an Aegis ship, the eighth of its kind of the Japan Maritime "Self-Defense Force," in Yokohama City.
Against this backdrop, Japan dispatched the "Self-Defense Forces"(SDF) to the Australia-U.S. joint military exercises so as to make them proficient in the landing and attacks in the sea and on the coasts.

In the meantime, demands for "enacting a new law" over the dispatch of troops to the Middle East have become openly vocal in the political circles.
This clearly shows the black-hearted intention of the Japanese reactionaries to regain the position of the suzerain state by becoming a military power and achieving its ambition for overseas expansion.

Japan has emerged as a dangerous force of war and aggression, challenging mankind desirous of peace after its defeat.
Japan pressed ahead with improving the SDF both in quality and quantity, disregarding the legal restrictions banning Japan from having the right of belligerency, the right to participate in a war and the right to have a regular army. As a result, it is now capable of carrying out war everywhere at any time.

Not content with this, it earmarked 50 billion U.S. dollars for military preparedness every year for the coming five years. The sum of money is more than those in the UK and France. The Japan Maritime SDF has more naval forces than those of the said countries but keeps purchasing many ultra-modern offensive weapons.

The south Korean MBC, recently commenting on Japan's arms build-up, called Japan's military forces too great ones for a country with the constitution banning war and offensive forces, not defensive forces.
Japan intensifies military drills with various countries in an all-round way outside its archipelago. Its aim starts from its deep-rooted aggressive ambition and its first target is the Korean peninsula.

Even at this moment, the Japanese authorities go ahead with deploying Aegis Ashore which upsets the strategic balance in the region while threatening with every effort the peaceful atmosphere on the Korean peninsula and the region. And they don't bother to make such warlike reckless remarks that "they can intercept missiles from north Korea".

They are trying to find their way to the Korean territory in the future under the guise of a "state offering war service" i.e. necessary combat staff and equipment in case of emergency on the Korean peninsula.
This clearly proves that although the general trend changes, Japan remains unchangeable in its ambition for reinvasion to achieve the old dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" by hastening the drive for turning Japan into a military power.

Japan must listen to our warning that the end of its useless ambition just means a ruin.
As the result of the recent election of members of the House of Councilors shows, the people's mind in Japan also hopes that Japan will develop into a peaceful and normal state, not a war state.
Japan's daydream to shape the future of mankind again with its past yardstick full of greediness will bring about only a self-ruin of the island nation. -0-


Japan Can Not Flee from Atonement for Past: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- Days ago, civic organizations in Saitama Prefecture held a rally on the occasion of the 82nd anniversary of "the July 7 incident" provoked by the Japanese imperialists.
At the rally, the participants denounced the crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists in the past and demanded that the present Japanese government have correct perceptions of the history of aggression and honestly reflect on it.

It shows that time is not a medicine for people's curse and hatred against the brutal aggression by militaristic Japan.
The thrice-cursed crimes Japan committed in the last century were unprecedented in terms of brutality, atrocity and unlawfulness.

On July 7, 1937, Japan engineered the "Lugou Bridge incident" to provoke a general war against China. It plunged China into sea of blood and committed all sorts of atrocious crimes including slaughter, plunder and arson for nearly 3 000 days.
Earlier, in 1905 the Japanese imperialists illegally occupied Korea and enforced brutal colonial rule in a bid to turn the Korean Peninsula into a springboard to invading the continent.

They abducted and forcibly drafted 200 000 Korean women and over 8.4 millions of young and middle-aged Koreans to reduce them into sexual slaves, bullet-shields and talking labor tools, and massacred more than one millions of innocent Korean people. Such heinous crimes committed by Japan still evoke towering anger of the Korean nation.

So, Japan should make thorough apology and reparation for inflicting untold misfortune and pain upon the Korean people and other peoples of Asian countries.
However, the behavior of the island country is too shameless.
While justifying the war of aggression, Japan still denies the thrice-cursed crimes it committed against humanity.
Far from drawing a lesson from the filthy and disgraceful history, it is keen on revision of laws and arms buildup for reinvasion.

In fact, Japan has already turned itself into a war-capable state and is waiting for a chance of reinvasion.
But, Abe group's moves sharpen the vigilance of the international community over Japan and harden the will to settle accounts with Japan.

Mankind will never pardon those posing grave threat to global peace and security and trying to bring miserable disaster to the region again, and will force them to dearly pay for it.
Japan can never flee from the atonement for the past. -0-


KCNA Commentary Blasts Japan's Invariable Ambition for Reinvasion

Pyongyang, June 28 (KCNA) -- Japan has become all the more bigoted in its acts against the trend in the region.
Recently the Japanese government allowed the additional deployment of the U.S. RC-135S in a U.S. military base in Japan under the pretext of reinforced monitoring against "missile threats from north Korea". It is now mulling the independent possession of an early warning satellite.
This clearly points to Japan's invariable ambition for reinvasion.

The international community is speaking highly of the pro-active efforts made by the DPRK to turn around the situation on the Korean peninsula and the region inching close to a war to dialogue and reconciliation.

But the Japanese reactionaries have gone wretched enough to draw derision with their push for militarization, backed by a string of rhetoric about "threat". It is none other than Japan that harasses and destroys regional peace.

Japan that earned the ill fame of a defeated nation together with the end of the Second World War has long made desperate efforts for militarist revival with its old dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere" to avenge the defeat.

It has worked hard for the retrogressive revision of the "Pacifist Constitution that deters it from advance to a war state and for arms buildup, citing "change in security environment due to threats from north Korea" and "a prerequisite to tightened Japan-U.S. alliance". It, on the other hand, has kept to the path of overseas military expansion under the signboard of "international contribution", "active pacifism" and "protection of lives and living of people".

What matters is that this dangerous move has feigned indifference to the advent of the trend of peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the region.
At the end of last year, the Japanese politicians in their "defence program guidelines" and "mid-term defence capability buildup outline" described the DPRK as "crucial and urgent threat", openly revealing their aim to expand the sphere of military operation of the "Self-defence Forces" to space, cyber space.

Accordingly, Japan's military spending has now reached an all-time high of 5 257.4 billion? and foreign arms and hardware find their unrestricted way to Japan, and getting into full swing are the moves for the organization of new units and development of sophisticated weapons for the buildup of "multi-faceted integrated defence capabilities".

The independent development of the earlier warning satellite recently announced by the government of the island country is just an extension of the moves.
The situation proves that the descendents of Samurais can never change their ambition for reinvasion and their nature as the harasser of peace.

It is truly foolhardy for the Japanese reactionaries to get intent on such thoughtless moves, with blind eyes turned to the prestige of the DPRK and the trend of the times.
Such wild act will only trigger off stronger rebuff from the world people loving peace and justice, and bring another defeat.
If Japan has an iota of perception, it will clearly see without the help of the earlier warning satellite the "missiles" blasting off toward it from different parts of the world, carrying hatred, curse and resentment against it. -0-


Does Japan Want to Be Defeated Again: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, June 6 (KCNA) -- The military overseas advance of Japan has gotten into strides.
The frequent military actions of the "Self-Defense Forces" render the Asia-Pacific region truly restive.

In early May the biggest warship Izumo of the Maritime "Self-Defense Force" carrying an amphibious task force conducted a joint drill with naval forces of three countries including the U.S. in the South Sea of China. In mid-May it was involved in the military drill with France, Australia and the U.S. in the Indian Ocean.

Japan is going to kick off joint military drills with the U.S. in the Pacific Ocean. To this end, the Ronald Reagan nuclear aircraft carrier task force of the United States left the Yokosuka Base on May 22.

Japan's sphere of military operation is not confined to the region only.
The Japanese government recently decided to extend the presence of SDF in South Sudan for a year under the pretext of UN peace-keeping activities.

In April it dispatched SDF personnel as members of the multinational army and surveillance group to the Sinai peninsula of Egypt by invoking the "security legislation." It thus secured the pretext and precedent for taking part not only in peace-keeping activities controlled by the UN but also U.S.-led multinational military operations.

Military moves of Japan targeting the whole world are just a wanton violation of its constitution whose keynote is "exclusive defense" and the international pacts stipulating the status of Japan as a war criminal state and a defeated nation. It is also a manifestation of the policy of aggression being pursued by the Japanese reactionaries to put the overseas advance of the SDF on a regular basis and realize the wild ambition for overseas expansion at any cost.

By calming down the vigilance and concern of the international community through frequent overseas dispatch of SDF under various pretexts and thus making it daily occurrence, the Japanese reactionaries are seeking to turn Japan into a war state and revive its military forces with ease.

Expressing deep concern over Japan's moves to scale up its military role with no proper reflection done for the militaristic aggression in the past century, the south Korean newspaper Hangyore reported as follows on May 30:
"Japan's moves to emerge as a military giant are being emboldened by its conformity to the U.S. strategic aim to contain the growth of China. But there is a strong possibility that it will cause China's additional military buildup and give rise to arms race in Northeast Asia by focusing the public opinion in south Korea on arms buildup. Japan should make a sincere reflection and apology for the past aggression before becoming a 'normal state eligible to fight a war.'"

As seen above, the international community including the Asian people who had been suppressed by the Japanese imperialists in the past century will never overlook the unlimited overseas dispatch of SDF.
Japan should be mindful that its reckless overseas expansion ambition can bring about the second day of defeat.
Does Japan want to be defeated again? -0-


KCNA Commentary Urges Japan to Remember Lesson from Defeat

Pyongyang, May 21 (KCNA) -- Computer virus is to be used as a military weapon in Japan.
The Japanese Defence Ministry formally decided to develop computer virus and include it in defence equipment within 2019.
It is nothing but a dangerous project of a war-thirsty state and aggression-minded nation.

Kyodo said it is the first time that computer virus for disturbing rivals' information and communication network has been included in defence equipment.
As a result, the cyber unit inaugurated in the "Self-Defence Forces" in March, 2014 will be readied to go into action as the attack armed forces within a few years.

This shows that Japan gets more undisguised in its war hysteria with each passing day, and the capacity of the SDF for fighting a war has been boosted in a diverse way.
Military giant and overseas expansion are the invariable ambition of Japan.
Japan with huge annual military spending has now emerged as a military entity and a dangerous force enough to fight a war of overseas aggression.
This being a fact, Japan is getting over-heated in the development, purchase and deployment of ultra-modern weapons this year, too, instigated by its invariable ambition for turning it into a military giant.

Shortly ago, the Japanese government expressed its intention to take an active part in the discussion of the application of artificial intelligence weapon and declared the research and development of the new Aegis radar system together with the U.S. under the open pretext of coping with the threat from updated missiles of big powers. It is mulling purchasing "radar for defending territory", part of interceptor missile system, from the U.S. by 2025.

What should not be overlooked is that the SDF is boosting its capacity to fight a war and going busy advancing into other countries.
Warship Izumo of the Japan Maritime SDF also known as sub-carrier is being involved in a months-long joint military drill aiming at containing China while sailing around the waters of the Indian-Pacific perimeter with the amphibious task force aboard. Japan dispatched members of the SDF even to the Sinai Peninsula under the excuse of the "security law".

On May 8, the House of Councilors of Japan approved the conclusion of the "agreement on mutual offer of material and labor" meant to interchange food, ammunition and labor between the SDF and the French and Canadian forces.
What matters is that Japan describes them as the ones for "defense" and is openly stepping up the preparations for a war of aggression.

Japan cites "security" and "defence" to justify the development and reserve of computer virus, but they are little short of poor excuses for concealing its aggressive nature as shown by the reality.
Japan's aim behind its desperate efforts to boost the SDF's capacity of fighting an actual war is to revenge its defeat in the Second World War after becoming a war-capable state at any cost, not to ensure security.

Japan's moves for military expansion arouse great concern and vigilance from the international community including regional countries as they seriously threaten peace and security in the Korean peninsula, region and the rest of the world.
Has Japan forgotten a bitter lesson from its defeat yet?
It should remember that the international community is keenly watching its every action. -0-


Japan Can Never Conceal Its Nature with Poor Trick: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, May 2 (KCNA) -- It is the unanimous view of the international community that the trend of peace created on the Korean peninsula and the region thanks to the pro-active efforts exerted by the DPRK while exercising patience has to be valued and no act hurting it should be allowed.

But Japan recently made a decision to purchase a total of 1.15 billion USD worth SM-3 Block 1B missiles from the U.S. The excuse behind the act was the story of "missile threats from the north", a far-fetched assertion which can never stand to reason under the present situation.
This is just a typical example corroborating Japan's sinister ambition for becoming a military giant, notwithstanding the situation.

Japan, which regarded the aggravated situation on the peninsula as a golden opportunity for arms buildup, has set a record high defence spending of 5 257.4 billion yen for this year, indifferent to the present trend of peace.

In defiance of the domestic and international rebuff, it is getting itself ready for the deployment of ground interceptor missile defence system Aegis Usher and has now become intent on building up preemptive capabilities of the "Self-Defence Forces" including the possession of carrier and development of long-range cruise missile, after casting away the veil of "exclusive defence".

The Japan Defence Ministry reaffirmed its will to massively deploy more than 100 F-35As, despite the crash of F-35A in the waters off Aomori Prefecture for an unaccountable reason.
This can not but be a senseless frenzy.

What is utterly irony is the "threats" from the DPRK cited by Japan to cover up its "huge" military arms buildup plan spanning space and cyberspace, to say nothing of the sky, the land and the sea.
The Japanese reactionaries' worn-out rhetoric about "threats from the north" is meant to create regional instability, justify their reckless military frenzy as a legitimate self-defence of a victim and destroy peace on the Korean peninsula and the region in its entirety and thus use it as a pretext for reinvasion.

Japan's bluffing about "naval blocking operation", "international cooperation for pressure" and "solution to the abduction issue" is nothing but a smokescreen to cover up its attempt for becoming a military giant that is now in tatters with the advent of the trend of peace.

The international community is turning a wary eye on Japan adamant on threatening the hard-won peaceful atmosphere on the peninsula and the region and seriously disrupting the strategic balance in the region.
A question we'd like to ask Japan is that does it think it can cover up its nature with such tatters. -0-


Introduction of War Means Is Open Denial of and Threat against Fellow Countrymen: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, April 13 (KCNA) -- The south Korean authorities brought two F-35As of the U.S. origin to the Chongju air force base, North Chungchong Province some time ago.
They envisage the introduction of more than 10 stealth fighters by the end of this year and all 40 under plan by 2021.

This serious provocation that can lead to flared-up tension on the Korean peninsula amounts to an open challenge to the desire of humankind including the Korean nation to live in a peaceful world free from a war.

As known, in the historic joint declarations the north and the south committed themselves to exert joint efforts to ease acute military stand-off and to effectively remove the danger of war, and also to follow through on the agreement in military field specified in the Panmunjom declaration, in particular.

The south Korean authorities are under responsibility and obligation to suspend all acts that can strain the situation on the peninsula including the shipment of war means.
But the present "government", reneging on its promise to its fellow countrymen and the world, massively shipped foreign arms and equipment.

What matters more is the fact that the introduction of the contentious F-35A is all about mounting a surprise attack on the fellow countrymen in the north under the pretext of "increasing operational capabilities of the air force".

The recent shipment of stealth fighters is just the execution of 40 F-35A introduction plan drafted by the military warmongers during Park Geun Hye rule to shape Kill Chain, north-targeting preemptive attack system.
Instead of taking out war means like THAAD rejected inside and outside, the present authorities introduce even stealth fighters. Question is if there is any difference from the Park Geun Hye regime that was actively engaged in stoking confrontation with the fellow countrymen while touting preemptive attack.

The situation is a clear reminder of the south Korean authorities' diehard intent on military stand-off despite their outwardly hand-shake for reconciliation.
The introduction of sophisticated lethal means may stir up tension on the peninsula.

It is by no means accidental that the south Korean media and experts comment that "introduction of 'F-35A' will touch off fierce rebuff from the north and it may work as a 'dangerous leverage' in south-north relations".
Non-stop introduction of war means is regarded as a total denial and threat and blackmail against the dialogue partner.
The south Korean authorities should be aware of catastrophic consequences their thoughtless acts will bring, and exercise discretion. -0-


KCNA Commentary Urges Japan to Make Thorough Reparation for Its Past Crimes

Pyongyang, April 2 (KCNA) -- Shortly ago, the UK officially returned to Ethiopia a relic it plundered in the last century. Hailing the humble liquidation of past crimes, big or small, the international community again weighs Japan against Germany over the issue of liquidation.

Germany and Japan are war criminal states that inflicted untold misfortune and catastrophe upon mankind by igniting the Second World War and the Pacific War. After the wars, they committed themselves not to repeat the crimes before the international community.

More than seven decades have passed, but the international community has seen Germany and Japan with diametrically different records of performance.
Germany enacted a "federal law on compensation for the victims of Nazis" and has made systematic reparations for relevant countries, organizations and people in the wake of the Second World War.

On June 12, 2007, the "memory, responsibility and future fund" of Germany declared the completion of 7 years-long reparation to the victims of conscript labor forced by Nazis during the Second World War. Germany had paid nearly 64 billion Άζ in total to fulfill all its reparations for the Second World War.

It also wound up making reparations for the First World War several years ago.
Its efforts considerably improved its international image and carried more weight in the international community.

Quite contrary to it, Japan has totally denied its past crimes.
After the war, it set it as a target of its policy to turn itself into a military giant and has worked hard to build the "Self-Defence Forces" into the one for overseas aggression, claiming that "its defeat in the Pacific War was attributable to its weak power".
Now, Japan has nearly 230 000 soldiers on active service and strengthened the maritime SDF to be capable of carrying out the strategy of "attack on ocean".

Japan swallowed up a lot of countries in the Asia-Pacific, forcibly drafted 200 000 Korean women and more than 8.4 million Korean people to battlefields and slave labor sites and killed more than one million Korean people in the past. Without making an admission, apology and reparation for its past crimes, it is on fire with anachronistic sanctions against the DPRK, committing double or treble crimes against the Korean nation.

Therefore, it is quite natural for the international community to be enraged with Japan for seeking a permanent membership of the UNSC whose mission is to preserve global peace and security.
If Japan fails to feel ashamed of its past crimes, it can never be trusted by the international community.

The priority facing the present Japanese politicians is to liquidate the past.
If Japan wants to get rid of the ill fame of a war criminal state and to be a full-fledged member of the peaceful world, it should make a thoroughgoing apology and reparation for the past crimes.-0-


KCNA Commentary on Japan's Hostile Policy towards DPRK

Pyongyang, March 25 (KCNA) -- Japan is desperately persisting in its hostile policy towards the DPRK.
The Japanese government recently said that it is necessary to keep on pressurizing the DPRK as no progress has been made in the "north Korean issue", revealing its intention to renew "its own sanctions on the DPRK" the term of which expires on Apr. 13.

Great irony is that the Japanese reactionaries are foolish enough to regard their sinister act as the only means to "neutralize" the DPRK and the way out to join the trend of the regional situation.
It constitutes a foolish act of those who have no elementary ability to judge the reality and are unable to perceive their miserable status.
If Japan thinks that they can prevent the advance of the DPRK by sanctions, they are sadly mistaken.

Does Japan expect that it can do harm through the sanctions campaign to the DPRK vigorously advancing towards a powerful socialist country by itself and with the self-reliance as a driving force for the leap forward.

Contrary to their expectations, it is Japan which suffers loss from their hostilities.
As known already, Japan is experiencing the estrangement from the diplomatic trend regarding the DPRK in the world.

As Japan has persistently pursued the hostile policy towards the DPRK to make itself a military giant and realize the overseas expansion and to enforce other criminal ultra-right policies, there is no qualification and justification for Japan to take part in the regional peace process now underway centering on the DPRK.

Japan should have opted to make a policy switchover after drawing a lesson from their circumstances.
But Japan is continuously resorting to "its own sanctions on the DPRK" as part of its reckless and invariable hostile policy, which is a frontal challenge to the trend of the detente in the Korean Peninsula and the region the world people desire.

The campaign to renew the sanctions will invite the world community's bitterer condemnation and rejection of the Japanese reactionaries, peace wreckers running counter to the trend of the times, and make the desolate Japan undergo extreme and unprecedented political and diplomatic isolation.

The Abe group is little short of blind guys and the group who leads the country to ruin through foolish reckless acts, as it has done nothing but engendered antagonism with the international community.
The Japanese reactionaries are well advised not to resort to the unnecessary sanctions, but to make an apology and reparation for the extremely hideous crimes committed against the Korean people in the past for the sake of Japan's future. -0-


Rodong Sinmun on Dangerous Military Move in S. Korea

Pyongyang, February 25 (KCNA) -- Shortly ago, the flagship of the U.S. 7th fleet Blue Ridge dropped anchor at the Pusan naval base in south Korea under the pretext of "promotion of exchange, cooperation and friendship". In this regard, south Korean media reported that the ship called at the port after the lapse of three years.

It is also reportedly said in south Korea that some of U.S. reinforcements to take part in the Key Resolve joint military drill slated for early March arrived in south Korea and such procedures as deployment of troops and checking of drill scenario are being taken.

Commenting on this, Rodong Sinmun Monday says that the arms buildup and war exercise in south Korea are dangerous moves against the trend towards the improvement of the DPRK-U.S. relations and inter-Korean relations that took a significant first step.

Noting that the resumption of war drill with the shipping of military hardware into south Korea while talking about detente and peace spark off concern at home and abroad, the commentary goes on:
Dialogue, peace and improved relations can never go together with war drill and military hostility and pressure.

Rough handling of the inter-Korean relations and DPRK-U.S. ties may incur grave consequences.
It is necessary to recollect the past when the atmosphere of peace created in the Korean peninsula with much efforts ended in a failure owing to the military hostilities against the partner.
It is necessary to behave with discretion, pondering over consequences to be entailed by the dangerous military moves. -0-


Rodong Sinmun Blasts S. Korean Military for Running High Fever in Arms Buildup

Pyongyang, February 6 (KCNA) -- Days ago, south Korean Defence Ministry made public "2019-2023 mid-term defense program" under the pretext of "coping with military threat and security change" expected at present and in the future. Under the program south Korean military is trying to spend military spending 13.6% more than the previous program. And it is seeking to launch into large-scale arms buildup after renaming "triad strike system" "system of countering nuclear and weapons of mass destruction". The south Korean military has already made public a plan to deploy Stealth F-35As for an actual war and introduce all kinds of foreign-made arms and equipment.

Rodong Sinmun Wednesday says in a commentary that the moves of the south Korean military are a challenge to the desire and aspirations of all Koreans for permanent and durable peace of the Korean Peninsula and undisguised provocation against the DPRK.

The joint military exercises with foreign forces incessantly staged in south Korea in the past and large-scale arms buildup including the introduction of war hardware from other countries have been a source of tension on the Korean Peninsula, the commentary says, and goes on:

The entire Korean nation and the international community want to see practical measures to remove north-south military hostility on the whole of the Korean peninsula including the land, sky and seas.
The public at home and abroad asserts that the south Korean military should sharply cut surplus arms and equipment under the present situation.

The south Korean military's redoubled efforts for arms buildup is a revelation of its intention to seek a showdown with the fellow countrymen. -0-


Japan's Future Rests with Liquidation of Its Past: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, January 16 (KCNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Abe in the New Year news conference on Jan. 1 said that he would devote himself to the settlement of the "abduction issue", talking about the complete clearing of the postwar diplomacy of Japan.

This is nothing but an impudent one peculiar to Japan to cover up its past heinous crimes against humanity at any cost and evade the liquidation of them under the pretext of the "abduction issue".

There is no "abduction issue" as it had been already settled long ago thanks to the sincere efforts of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Those who are said to be "abducted" by the DPRK are being discovered one by one across Japan. Such fact proves that the abduction issue has nothing to do with the DPRK and it is only showing inferiority of the society of Japan.

Japan forcibly links up the issue spawned by its social evils with the DPRK and slanders the latter. This behavior only gives the world the impression that it is seeking a sinister purpose, not an intention to settle the pending problems between the DPRK and Japan and promote friendship.

Japan is the abduction kingdom and heinous criminal state against humanity.
After illegally occupying Korea in the last century, the Japanese imperialists pursued the barbarous policy of forced conscription and labor drafting, took more than 8.4 million young and middle-aged Korean people to battlefields and slave labor sites, reduced 200 000 Korean women into sexual slavers for the Imperial Japanese Army and mercilessly killed more than one million innocent Koreans.

In consideration of the fact that the Japanese imperialists invaded many Asian countries in the past, it is not difficult to guess how serious damage and pain they inflicted on the people of Korea and other Asian countries.
Nevertheless, Japan has not yet made a reflection and apology for its past heinous crimes, to say nothing of reparation for them.

It is making desperate efforts to build world public opinion about the "abduction issue" and thus mislead it and get rid of responsibility for its past crimes, far from drawing a lesson from the daily-increasing denunciation and criticism by the international community.

Japan is, indeed, the immoral and impudent country.
It is sadly mistaken if it thinks it can become a normal state under the pretext of the nonsensical "issue".

First of all, it should have proper views on justice and injustice.
It is very self-evident that a country, which justifies the historical fact it inflicted great damage and pain upon mankind without making a sincere recognition and reflection, keen apology and thorough reparation for it, can never become a normal state.

Farewell to the history of despicable crimes is the only way of Japan to improve its dirty image in the international community.
Future of Japan rests with liquidating its past. -0-


KCNA Commentary Condemns Australia for Going against Trend of Peace

Pyongyang, December 15 (KCNA) -- Of late, Australia decided to dispatch a sea-patrol plane to the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula under the pretext of keeping a close watch on the DPRK's violation of "sanctions resolution."
The minister of Defense of Australia said that Australia would maintain the pressure upon north Korea until the latter takes measures for CVID, noting that the recent step is aimed at blocking the evasion of sanctions and illegal dealings of north Korea and organizations involved.

This cannot but be called into question as it is a very unreasonable act of going against the trend of peace created on the Korean peninsula and the region.
Thanks to the DPRK's proactive measures, a good atmosphere has pervaded the Korean peninsula this year in line with the aspiration and desire of humankind for peace and stability.
Now the neighboring countries and many other countries actively support the hard-won trend of d?tente, hoping this trend would be lasting and durable.

It is evidence of positive acts to further develop the trend of the situation that voices calling for detente or lift of sanctions on the DPRK rang out at the recent G-20 summit.
But Australia, contrary to the efforts of the international community, is chilling the peaceful atmosphere created on the Korean peninsula and the region regardless of the time.
It dispatched a P-8A Poseidon patrol plane and two AP-3C patrol planes to Japan in April and September. It was for the purpose of watching the sea-borne trade of the DPRK's vessels.

In October it took the lead in committing acts against the DPRK by dispatching a guided-missile cruiser to the waters off the Korean peninsula while talking about "economic and diplomatic pressure on north Korea".
If it seeks to get its status acknowledged by infringing upon the sovereignty of an independent country in the region of weighty significance in preserving peace and security of the world, it would be little short of pricking its own eyes with its own fingers.

The authorities of Australia should not forget the bitter lesson of history which they were taught in Korea for kowtowing to the U.S. in the 1950s.
Is it reasonable for the Australian regime to think about the status and influence it is keen to secure, as it falls into contempt not only by other countries but also its own people for going against the trend of the times without its own principle?
Australia had better use reason, instead of becoming modern-day Don Quixote for blindly kowtowing to the U.S. line. -0-


KCNA Commentary Rebukes "Conservatives' Mega-Merging" Farce

Pyongyang, November 20 (KCNA) -- A saying goes habit is a second nature.
The group of the "Liberal Korea Party" on the verge of collapse is keen on "mega-merging of the conservatives".
"National Assemblymen" from the traitorous party and coteries of its emergency measure committee, calling the present moment an "essential point for reorganizing conservative non-government camp," keep shouting hoarse for "rebuilding a bipartisan system structure" and "setting up anti-Moon Jae In solidarity".

Making eyes at the "Parun Mirae Party" on one hand, they are complimenting former "prime minister" Hwang Kyo An as "an asset of conservatives," being deeply engrossed in a persuasion campaign for "enrollment in the party".

The merging farce of the conservatives that aims at seizing power is not just simple reorganization of the political camp but an outright challenge and an open declaration of a war against the south Koreans who overturned the conservative regime through righteous candlelight resistance.

The candlelight vigil that brightened the land across south Korea was an eruption of the pent-up wrath and indignation of the south Koreans against the fascist dictator ill-famed for unpopular rule, sycophantic treachery and confrontation between the fellow countrymen.
But the accomplices who should have already been punished together with the kingpin of dictatorship, corruption and irregularities are whetting the sword of revenge.
They spit out invectives almost every day, calling on "conservatives to rally to end the leftist regime" and pledging to "punish the leftist regime to satisfy the grudge of the conservatives".

To rake up the conservative forces, they held the farce of admitting thousands of the "Thaegukgi Unit" into the "Liberal Korea Party," a group of ultra-right conservatives who took up the cudgels against the impeachment of traitor Park Geun Hye.

Chosun Ilbo, Dong-A Ilbo and other conservative media have been exploited to describe the candlelight actions waged by the broad segments of south Koreans as a "riot egged on by the pro-north leftist forces".
Clear is the aim sought by the group of the political philistines in crying out for the "mega-merging of conservatives," still going in high spirits, though they are forsaken by the people for their thrice-cursed crimes. That is to annihilate the democratic reformist forces as "pro-north leftist forces" and "leftist regime" and to go back to the era of nightmare-like conservative regimes.

This shows with added clarity that the merging farce is part of a political coup for the revival of fascist dictatorship.
Nothing can reverse the public inclination toward social justice, democracy, and independent reunification of the nation however desperate the sediments of history may try.
The south Koreans are sure to shatter the LKP's pipedream of "mega-merging" through more courageous anti-conservative actions. -0-
Peace Breakers Are Doomed to Complete Isolation: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- Japan incessantly does the DPRK a wrong.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga and other Japanese politicians, recently, said that it is "premature" to lift the sanctions on the DPRK, and that the "sanctions resolutions" should remain effective - a stream of nonsense.

One can not help laughing at those marginalized from the structure of the relations among the neighboring countries of the Korean peninsula. Now Japan disgraces itself as it has failed to take part in any positive dialogues for peace and security in the peninsula and the region.

Even The Washington Post said that although the situation in Northeast Asia is rapidly changing with a series of negotiations held among north Korea, south Korea and the U.S., Japan has still failed to join in the trend.

What matters is that far from paying attention to the condemnation from world public, foolish remarks made by Japanese politicians drive Japan into an ever worsening dilemma.

The Abe government hurled a torrent of abuse at the DPRK such as "solution of abduction issue" and "monitoring of goods transactions". They are motivated by the sinister political ambition to reverse the present dialogue atmosphere to the confrontation.
It is their intention to calm down the public angered by the ultra-right policies, irregularities and corruption, etc. and, at the same time, to maintain a political justification for militarist overseas expansion.
Japan's escalation of tensions will evoke a strong rebuff from the international community regarding justice, morality and peace as a standard of civilization and development.

Now the region and the international community support the dialogue atmosphere on the peninsula created by the positive efforts of the DPRK and hope that the trend of detente will be further accelerated and expanded to contribute to global peace and security and the development of civilization at an early date.

Japan's claim that it is "premature" to lift the sanctions on the DPRK and moves to escalate tensions are an open challenge to the desire of mankind.
The acts of the Abe regime will only make the international community know better about the political and moral arrogance of small-minded Japs and their true colors as peace disturbers.
Its arrogant words and deeds will precipitate Japan's complete isolation. -0-


War End Is Not Just Gift: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, October 2 (KCNA) -- Some Korean issue experts of America are recently spouting such rubbish that the U.S. should force the DPRK to not only notify its nuclear program and have it verified but also dismantle its Nyongbyon nuclear facility and missile facility in return for the U.S. response to its call for a war-end declaration.

The issue of the war-end declaration should have been resolved half a century ago, under an armistice agreement. It is also the most basic and primary process for the establishment of new DPRK-U.S. relations and peace mechanism on the Korean peninsula, to which the U.S. was also committed.

In actuality, the issue of the war end had already been proposed by the U.S. first during the Bush II administration more than one decade ago. As specified in the "Declaration for Development of North-South Relations and Peace and Prosperity" adopted on October 4, 2007 and the "Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Reunification in the Korean Peninsula" on April 27 last, it is the matter to which the U.S. and other relevant parties paid more attention than the DPRK.

The end of war, which meets the interests of not only the DPRK and the U.S. but also the countries in Northeast Asia wanting peace of the Korean peninsula, is not just a gift from a man to another at all. Furthermore, it can never be a bargaining chip for getting the DPRK denuclearized.

Now that the DPRK and the U.S. are aspiring after the establishment of new relations true to the spirit of the June 12 DPRK-U.S. joint statement, it is quite right to put an end to the belligerent relations between them.
But, if the U.S. doesn't want the end of war, the DPRK will also not particularly hope for it.
As far as the Nyongbyon nuclear facility is concerned, it is just a core one for the nuclear program of the DPRK, as recognized by the U.S. and other countries of the world.

Out of its fixed stand to remain true to the joint statement made at the DPRK-U.S. summit, the DPRK clarified in the "September Pyongyang joint declaration" that it is willing to continuously take such additional steps as eternal dismantlement of the Nyongbyon nuclear facility if the U.S. takes a corresponding measure.

The DPRK is taking substantial and crucial steps to implement the joint statement made at the DPRK-U.S. summit, but the U.S. is still trying to subdue someone by resorting to sanctions, oft-repeating the story about escalation of sanctions pressure on the DPRK.
Worse still, those called experts on the Korean issue are orchestrating a farce of putting a price on the issue which should have been settled 60 odd years ago.

Whoever is truly interested in the settlement of the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula should approach it with a proper understanding of the historical origin and essence of the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula. -0-


KCNA Denounces Japan for Harassing Peace

Pyongyang, August 27 (KCNA) -- Japan is intensifying military action, going against the time when a dramatic change is being made and climate of detente created on the Korean Peninsula.
Shortly ago, Japan was closeted with Britain over a joint operation of monitoring vessels of the DPRK and joint military exercise in open sea in coming November and December which are reported to be commenced upon the arrival of a British frigate.

Timed to coincide with this, the Japanese defense minister openly said that Japan's "estimation of the DPRK is invariable" and it is essential to strengthen the role of the "Self-Defence Forces".
The Abe regime officially clarified that it started the development of the artificial intelligence technology to "monitor the goods transactions of north Korea" under the pretext of strengthening capability of monitoring the waters surrounding Japan.

These are acts to check the climate of peace being created on the Korean Peninsula at any cost and ratchet up tension in the region.
Now that the world community is positively hailing the climate of detente created on the peninsula, Japan is openly showing its true nature as the force harassing peace.

The Abe regime started the monitoring with the involvement of a P-3C patrol plane and destroyer of the maritime SDF under the pretext of checking so-called "goods transactions" of the DPRK with foreign ships since late last year.

Japan's aim is to bolster up the capability of the maritime SDF under the pretext of "monitoring goods transactions" and expand its marine advance for reinvasion when the regional situation turns toward the positive climate of dialogue.

Japan, in its 2018 defense white paper, specified that "there is no change in their principal understanding of the 'threat' from north Korea" even after the DPRK-U.S. summit in Singapore, terming the DPRK an "unprecedentedly grave and urgent threat". This is a clear example.
The reality goes to prove that Japan wants detente, not peace in the region including the Korean Peninsula, and is making desperate efforts to worsen the climate of peace, worldwide trend, at any cost.

It is hard to achieve durable peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and the world if Japan is allowed to chill the atmosphere of peace and set out to reinvade, persistently seeking to escalate tension.
Today the trend of peace on the Korean Peninsula is marginalizing Japan only rushing headlong into militarism while talking about the "maximum pressure" and "threat".
Japan will get nothing from the act of destroying peace. -0-


Deep-rooted Evils of Traitor Park Geun Hye Should Be Combated: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, August 2 (KCNA) -- It has been recently disclosed that the Park Geun Hye regime plotted a military coup, stunning the south Korean public.
The document on the plan of the military coup made by the Defense Security Command was declassified by Chongwadae on July 20. It details with four articles and 21 paragraphs the action programs like putting under control the "National Assembly" and media, arresting lawmakers and mobilizing huge armed troops and getting approval from the U.S. government in case of the declaration of "martial law".

This made it clearer that the coup plan was not the "one for coping with" emergency situation but the one of dangerous crimes and brutal massacre premeditated by the Park Geun Hye regime in collusion with military bosses.
The deep-rooted evils left by traitor Park Geun Hye and her conservative cult throughout the south Korean society are so terrible that they are beyond human imagination.

The recently revealed coup plan is the most terrible one of the deep-rooted evils as it is a plan for massacring the peaceable candlelight demonstrators.
Now the south Korean people are trembling with anger at the military coup plan, which is reminiscent of the traitor Park Chung-Hee's May 16 military coup and the December 12 coup spearheaded by military gangsters Chun Doo Hwan and Roh Tae Woo.

Had it been carried out, the whole south Korea might have turned into a sea of blood like the Kwangju massacre in May 1980.
The descendents of the "yusin" dictatorship who stoop to do anything in a bid to keep their dictatorial rule and power and their conservative group can never hide their true colors.

As the case is so shocking and terrible, the political parties calling for democracy and reform and the public in south Korea are strongly demanding the punishment of Park Geun Hye and the "Liberal Korea Party" that were involved in the military coup.
Quite natural is the public demand for severely punishing the hideous murderers, who attempted to turn south Korea into a bloodbath and slaughterhouse, by taking them to a scaffold of history.

Nevertheless, the LKP and other conservative coteries are shamelessly behaving, claiming that the political intention of declassifying the document is doubtful and calling for probing the origin of leakage.
Such ridiculous behavior of the group of accomplices trying to shield the criminals and divert elsewhere the angry mindset only adds to the anger of the south Korean people.

The situation proves that the important thing in clearing deep-rooted evils is to completely eliminate conservatism, the source of the deep-rooted evils.
South Koreans of various circles should actively turn out in an all-people struggle for punishing the criminals who premeditated a terrible massacre to maintain their power. -0-


Japan Should Have Will to Redeem Its Past: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, July 18 (KCNA) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Kono at recent talks with the director-general of IAEA said "the Japanese government is willing to bear the primary cost necessary for inspecting the nuclear facilities of north Korea and support the work of IAEA."

Prime Minister Abe talked about Japan's "willingness to bear the cost for the denuclearization of north Korea" in June last.
What the politicians of an island country uttered are so mean and crude.
They should be called charlatans rather than politicians as they seek to poke their nose into the issue of the Korean peninsula with a petty amount of money out of their sly calculation to get profits.

As mentioned several times, Japan has neither face nor qualification to take part in the settlement of the issue of the Korean peninsula.
Japan is censured worldwide for having gone against the trend of the times by persisting in its hostile moves against the DPRK.
Such a country is impudently talking about "support" and "bearing of cost". This is just a sly trick to conceal its awful idea of not wanting peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.

Japan still remains unchanged in its base way of thinking that money can resolve everything.
Showing off its purse, Japan is talking about "international contribution" and "contribution to global peace". Behind the scene it steps up its "Self-Defense Forces'" overseas advance and even seeks to emerge a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Japan says it redeemed its sinful past with a meager amount of money, denying its crime-woven history of aggression and plunder against other countries and nations, a history stained with their blood.
Typical of such examples was that Japan cooked up the "agreement" with south Korea in 1965 and the "agreement" on the issue of sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army in 2015 by bribing traitor Park Chung-hee and the Park Geun Hye clique.

Such crooked political dealing might work in the past but it can never work now that peace, reconciliation and international confidence are prioritized.
Japan is a shameless country which has not yet repented of its past crimes, to say nothing of apology and reparation, 73 years after its defeat.

Its rubbish about "willingness to bear cost" only infuriates the Korean people.
Japan had better have the will to redeem its past, instead of talking such nonsense about "willingness."
Japan is obliged to honestly apologize for its colonial rule over Korea and inhuman crimes against Koreans in the past century and redeem the past. This is just what it should do now. -0-


KCNA Commentary Urges Japan to Ponder over Its Position

Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- Japan is still crying out for "international pressure" on the DPRK.
Such voices are heard from among its ruling quarters that there is no change in Japan's stance to continue putting pressure and each country should keep step with it.

Indeed, disgusting is the behavior of Japan persisting in its one-sided policy for pressure utterly contrary to the situation prevailing on the Korean Peninsula and the international trend.

Shortly ago, China's Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post in a commentary said that Japan's hard-line stand is prompted by its self-fear and egoism and it only throws hurdles in the way of progress for agreed points among countries concerned.

As commented by foreign media, Japan's insistence on the "international pressure" is no more than the last-ditch effort to hide its miserable position of being sidelined from the trend of the regional situation.

It is the real intention of cunning Japan to draw water to its mill by escalating the tension on the Korean peninsula.
From the beginning of the year, Japan, displeased with the trend of the regional situation that entered a phase of reconciliation and detente thanks to the DPRK's pro-active and peace-loving measures, worked hard to block it.

But, what was the result? The climate of peace and stability has settled in the Korean Peninsula and the region, which were on the verge of military conflicts a few months ago, and the decades-long hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S. have dramatically changed as required by the developing era.

This goes to prove that it has become a trend to solve any problem in a realistic way through dialogue and negotiation.
Japan's insistence on pressure resulted in isolating itself. Japan has become a target of "sympathy" in the international political arena.
Does Japan insist on the "pressure", unaware of the trend of the times? It is not in such mood as to cling to a worn-out campaign for pressure on the DPRK.

South Korea's Yonhap News quoted an official of the Japan defense ministry as saying that Japan may be totally isolated, if it persists in the pressure line while prioritizing the settlement of the abduction issue, and it is needed to take a flexible stance in the policy toward north Korea.

Japanese newspapers, too, devote their pages to such articles as "Japan is much upset, anxious about isolation" and "Japanese government embarrassed".
Why is Japan only becoming a near yet distant country to the DPRK? Japan should ponder over it. -0-


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-