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(Note: Here we collect the articles which give us a thinking. We hope you should also read them and think over as we do. However, the views expressed in the articles are not necessarily the same as ours.)
Japan Should Practice Self-Control: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, May 20 (KCNA) -- Japan is now on jitters after the DPRK's successful test-launch of strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12.
Its chief executive, in his talk with Harris, commander-in-chief of the U.S. forces in the Pacific on May 16, agreed on closer solidarity through tightened alliance to tackle the "nuclear and missile threat from north Korea".

Earlier, Japan Finance Minister Aso and U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin in their talks on May 12 discussed "tightening economic sanctions" on the DPRK. Aso in a press conference later called the DPRK "a country bereft of common sense".

The foreign minister and other Cabinet ministers of Japan are heaping admonition on the puppet government in south Korea that "it is time to ratchet up pressure, not seeking dialogue".

This is an impudent and senseless act of those taken aback by the tremendous might and strategic position of the DPRK which has emerged a nuclear power in the East and a rocket power in Asia.
It is the Japanese reactionaries who feel more uneasiness than any others after the DPRK's launch of newly-developed rocket.

Japan has been hell-bent on its moves to impose sanctions on the DPRK, pursuant to the U.S., only to bring itself deeper into the striking range of the DPRK.
Today the U.S. mainland and the Pacific operational theatre are within the strike range of the DPRK and the DPRK has all kinds of powerful means for annihilating retaliatory strike. This makes Japan which has committed lots of crimes suffer from extreme persecution mania.

In March there was a citizens evacuation drill, the first of its kind since the end of the Second World War, in Akita Prefecture and recent days saw the strengthened measures of the Japan government for emergency evacuation of more than 57 000 Japanese in south Korea in case of contingency.

The demand for underground air raid shelter and air purifiers resisting radioactive material is on an explosive increase among Japanese now, an indication of uneasiness prevalent in the Japanese archipelago.
Japan's bid to alleviate fear through the ruckus for more sanctions and pressure would only reveal the childish way of thinking of the political dwarf.

The Japanese reactionaries should not go reckless.
All the military attack means of the DPRK including nuclear weapons that have already been deployed for an actual war are leveled at the U.S. imperialist aggression forces' bases in Japan as well as the U.S. mainland. And they are waiting for the moment to launch annihilating blows.
Japan had better practice self-control, refraining from foolish act of inviting misfortune. -0-


KCNA Commentary Demands Probe into All Cursed Crimes of Park Geun Hye

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Crimes committed by traitor Park Geun Hye and her group of south Korea are being disclosed one after another by the prosecution's investigation. Park is now in custody, sternly punished by the people.
Eleven suspected crimes on eight charges against the former chief secretary of Chongwadae for civil administration, a chief accomplice of the scandal case, were clarified to be followed by the endless disclosure of bribes paid to Park by big businesses.

It has been revealed that various documents of Chongwadae were handed over to Choe Sun Sil at the instruction of Park Geun Hye, and Choe personally paid the price for the dresses of Park, giving further clarity to the "interests-sharing" Park Geun Hye-Choe Sun Sil relations.

Truth being disclosed nonstop is just a tip of iceberg of evidence proving the administrative records of the group of traitors full of unpopular and traitorous rule and anti-reunification crimes.
However, the traitor is denying all the crimes and behaving impudently while calling for reinforcing her defense counsel.

What should not be overlooked is the shameless act of a handful of the puppet group of conservatives.
They are creating an atmosphere of confrontation in society while crying out for "nullification of impeachment" and "opposition to detention". And they try hard to build up public opinion sympathetic with Park, while talking about "poor president Park" and "tears of woman".

This is, however, the last-ditch desperate effort of the conservative forces upset by the evidence proving crimes being revealed one after another, to hush up the crimes and turn the table in their favor and prop up the conservative regime at any cost.

However hard the remnants of Park may try, they can never get rid of the abyss of destruction.
The punishment of Park is not just a matter pertaining to criminal law that can be settled through detention and shackling but it is a task before the times that demands the abolition of all evils like sycophancy toward outsiders, confrontation with fellow countrymen, fascist rule and scandals so that they may serve as a lesson of history.

The south Koreans from all walks of life are calling "detention of Park just the beginning for abolishing evils" and asserting that "Park deserves life-long detention for all the crimes she committed". They strongly demand that all the crimes she committed be probed and she be severely punished.
The south Koreans who terminated the worst regime through candlelight actions of justice will never stand back from the struggle to root out all sorts of social evils. -0-


KCNA Commentary Snipes at U.S. Risky Scenario for Preemptive Attack

Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is getting frantic with its nuclear war drills targeting the DPRK in land and sky and at and under seas after openly revealing its scenarios for "special operation" aimed at hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and making a risky "preemptive strike" at it.

It let 20 F-35Bs make ten sorties from the Iwakuni Marine Base in Japan to stage drills under the simulated conditions of striking the key facilities of the DPRK from March 21 to 24.
Late in March its B-1B formations flew into the sky above south Korea one after another to stage five rounds of nukes-dropping drills at the firing ranges in Sangdong and on Jik Islet and in the East Sea of Korea, revealing its sinister design to make surprise preemptive strikes at the DPRK from various directions.

Nuclear strategic assets including Carl Vinson task force and the nuclear-powered submarine Columbus were hurled into the drill for a "preemptive strike" at the DPRK.
This is just a risky gambling of the present U.S. administration which failed to draw a due lesson from the failed DPRK strategy of its predecessors. Such act will only boomerang on it.

The U.S. administration is sadly mistaken if it calculates that such brigandish methods as "special operation" and "preemptive strike" which proved successful in other countries and regions can work on the DPRK.

Preemptive strike is not an exclusive option of the U.S. The DPRK is a sovereign state and the U.S. is just an aggressor.
As the U.S. declared that it would eliminate the supreme leadership of the DPRK and destroy its major strategic bases through "special operation", not content with escalating its nuclear threat and blackmail against it, it is an entirely legitimate exercise of the right to self-defence for the DPRK, a nuclear weapons state, to counter it with a preemptive strike.

The army of the DPRK is sharply following the moves of the U.S. with its nuclear strike means ready to open fire.
Once the "special operation" and "preemptive strike" are launched, they will lead to a historic event heralding the miserable final doom of the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces.

It is, indeed, a tragicomedy that the U.S. is still ignorant of how foolish and useless its reckless moves to hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and encroach upon its sovereignty are, though it has stood in confrontation with the DPRK for the last several decades.

The army of the DPRK, standing in decades-long confrontation with the U.S., is an elite army which has always emerged victorious as it is equipped with powerful strike means and invincible war methods to proactively cope with any forms of showdown.
It is fully ready to launch strikes any time at its will to wipe out the hideous provocateurs hell-bent on sanctions, aggression and war moves to stifle the DPRK.

The moment of punishing the enemy the army and people of the DPRK have long waited for is drawing nearer.
They will never miss their golden opportunity to bring final doom to the hostile forces.
The U.S. had better behave with prudence and self-control. -0-


KCNA Commentary Brands U.S. Representative at UN as Political Prostitute

Pyongyang, March 11 (KCNA) -- The U.S. representative at the UN Haley known for her capricious political savvy has now gone helter-skelter.
At a press conference on March 8 that followed a session of the UN Security Council on discussing measures to counter the DPRK's ballistic rocket launch, she said they are not dealing with a man of reason, meant the supreme leadership of the DPRK, not content with such words as "blame" and "no negotiations".

Her wild words are just sophism of political and diplomatic half-wit devoid of the ability to analyze and judge things and express oneself. She is no more than a crafty woman who rose to the post of representing the U.S. at the international body for her worldly wisdom and disguise.

In the past she posed herself as a white for her political purpose and at the 2010 election of state governor she was fined for hiding the case of lobbying only to be branded as political swindler and criminal.
She is pointed as a political prostitute even from ordinary people for her chameleon-like nature.

At the presidential election last year she opposed the present owner of the White House, saying that certain is the point that no support will be given, and flattered Rubio, key election rival, saying only when he is elected, every day will be pleasant.
But no sooner had the present chief executive taken office than she twisted his arm to sending her to the UN to represent the U.S. She is, for sure, a matchless political prostitute.

She has only pursued successful career and financial benefits, with no heed given to conscience and morality. Now she has become an idiot unable to judge whether it is realistic and reasonable or not to trumpet about the "north Korea's denuclearization first".

We have no interest in dealing with such human rejects as Haley, wagging her tongue without elementary concept on the reason. -0-


KCNA Commentary on DPRK's Measures for Bolstering up Its Nuclear Force at High Level

Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- The hostile forces including the U.S. are making much fuss over the DPRK's test-fire of surface-to-surface medium to long range strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2.
Under the manipulation of the U.S., the UN Security Council made public a press release the day after the test-fire in which it vociferated about "breach of resolution" and "additional crucial measure".
This is a challenge to the legitimate right of a sovereign state and a wanton violation of universally recognized international law.

This year alone, the U.S. and many other countries vied with each other to test-fire all sorts of rockets including inter-continental ballistic rocket. When taking note of these facts, there would be no legal ground whatsoever to fault the DPRK's test-fire as it is part of the normal process it has to go through in implementing its state line, and a step for self-defence.

The unbiased international community does not forget the double-standards applied by the U.S. and the UNSC as they turned blind eyes to the test-fire of some countries while cooking up brigandish "sanctions resolutions" against the DPRK over its every measure taken to bolster its defence capabilities, terming it "provocation" and "threat."

In the past the U.S., obsessed by frenzy for putting sanctions on the DPRK to strangle it, abused the UN to cook up harsh "sanctions resolutions" while faulting the DPRK's space development for peaceful purposes and measures for bolstering nuclear deterrence for self-defence, its legitimate right.

On Jan. 6, 2016 the DPRK conducted its first H-bomb test, thereby showing the U.S. keen on inflicting even nuclear holocaust, not content with sanctions, blockade and military pressure on the DPRK, its tremendous might to firmly defend the country's sovereignty and the nation's right to existence and reliably guarantee the peace and security of the Korean peninsula.

In its wake the DPRK opened to public its miniaturized nuclear warhead and succeeded in the underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile and the test-fire of surface-to-surface medium to long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-10, thus displaying the firm will of the country to retaliate against the U.S. resorting to reckless military provocation while talking about heinous "beheading operation" and "high-density strike".

It also succeeded in nuclear war head explosion test as substantial and stepped-up counteraction to foil the U.S. and other hostile forces' nuclear blackmail and sanctions racket aimed at blatantly challenging the DPRK's exercise of sovereign right while categorically denying its strategic position.

It is as clear as noonday how the U.S. sanctions and pressure upon the DPRK will end up as they are crimes against humanity designed to totally deny the DPRK's sovereignty and its rights to existence and development, check modern civilization and bring the society of the DPRK back to medieval dark world.

Nothing can undermine the strategic position of the DPRK which ranked itself with pride among the nuclear powers with a firm hold on the nuclear sword of justice for defending the nation's sovereignty and regional peace and stability.
Any anti-DPRK steps, the U.S. and its vassal forces are going to take again by abusing the UNSC, would mean a wanton violation of the legitimate right of a sovereign state and universally recognized international law and they will end up in smoke as in the past. This is our warning.
The escalating moves against the DPRK will compel it to drastically increase its nuclear attack capabilities. -0-


KCNA Commentary Slams "Education in Love for Country" Advocated by S. Korean Regime

Pyongyang, January 27 (KCNA) -- The south Korean conservative forces are mulling intensifying education in anti-communism and worship and flunkeyism toward America in a bid to tighten the "alliance" with the U.S.
The Patriots and Veterans Affairs Agency of south Korea made public a "report on business plan for 2017" on January 4 in which it revealed its intention to "intensify the education in love for the country" with a view to tightening the south Korea-U.S. alliance. It claimed that the alliance has played a key role in deterring war, developing the economy and achieving democracy for the last several decades in south Korea and, therefore, it would include in the contents of education the measure for boosting "south Korea-U.S. alliance" to cope with the "nuclear and missile threat from the north."

This is an unpardonable action to reduce the south Korean people to mental cripples obsessed with illusion about the U.S., the sworn enemy of the nation, and sycophancy and submission to it and drive them into confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north.

The U.S.-south Korea alliance which the south Korean conservative forces consider as "the mainstay of peace and stability in Northeast Asia is the alliance between the master and servant. It is nothing but a tool for strengthening the U.S. domination, interference and subjugation of south Korea.
The U.S. is neither "liberator" nor "helper" nor "guardian."

This is proved by the disgraceful history of the U.S. military occupation of south Korea and domination over it and the present miserable reality.
The U.S. calls south Korea, its colonial stooge, an "ally" but, in actuality, it is no more than a shock brigade for carrying out the former's strategy of domination over Asia-Pacific and realizing its ambition for world supremacy.
The U.S. concluded all kinds of humiliating treaties like the SOFA with south Korea by pressurizing its lackeys under the signboard "alliance".

Owing to the south Korean ruling quarters' "theory of giving priority to the south Korea-U.S. alliance" and regarding the "U.S. absolute", south Korea turned into a complete colony of the U.S. as its politics, economy and OPECON are left to outsiders' tender mercy.
Economic slump, deteriorated people's living, wanton violation of democracy and serious human rights abuses in south Korea are entirely attributable to the U.S.-south Korea "alliance".

It is none other than the U.S. which blocks Korea's reunification, the cherished desire of its nation.
Public opinion says that the U.S. has gained treble or quadruple profits from its colony south Korea, but it may sacrifice south Korea to attain its higher goal of world supremacy and to this end it is mulling knocking into shape a triangular alliance involving the U.S., Japan and south Korea and forcing the deployment of THAAD on Seoul. This is a right comment on the humiliating nature of the alliance.

The reality goes to prove that the U.S. is the root cause of the misfortune and pain of the south Korean people and any illusion and sycophancy and submission to it only bring disgrace and disaster.
Nevertheless, the faithful running dogs of the U.S. are working hard to strengthen the above-said education. This is nothing but a cynical ploy to cover up their crimes committed against the nation through sycophancy and treachery and prolong their remaining days depending on the U.S.

Unpardonable are the reckless actions of those traitors.
No matter what rhetoric the south Korean puppet group may let out to benumb the south Korean people's consciousness of independence against the U.S., they can never stem the trend of the times towards independence and national reunification.

All the south Korean people should remain vigilant against the above-said education advocated by the conservative group as they have painfully experienced what the successive puppet rulers did under the cloak of "alliance" with the U.S. -0-


KCNA Commentary Terms U.S. Additional Sanctions against DPRK Last-ditch Effort

Pyongyang, January 16 (KCNA) -- Outgoing Obama and his gentries are making desperate efforts to keep afloat their hostile policy toward the DPRK which has gone totally bankrupt before leaving the White House.
They let the Department of State release "second report on human rights in north Korea" and put seven individuals and two institutions of the DPRK on the list of additional targets of sanctions on January 11, pursuant to the step of the Department of Treasury.

This is nothing but Washington's last resort to tarnish the image of the DPRK in the light of the present DPRK-U.S. relations as the contents of the sanctions call for prohibiting the entry of its personnel into the U.S. and trade with Americans, freezing of their assets there, etc. This is the last-ditch efforts of those whose days are numbered.

The U.S. has never suffered such miserable setback and shame as today in the long-standing political and military confrontation with the DPRK.
In lieu of drawing a lesson from the footsteps of the Bush administration which pushed the DPRK to have access to nuclear weapons, the Obama administration has pursued its hostile policy towards the DPRK and persistently resorted to the worst nuclear threat and blackmail and the harshest-ever sanctions against it.

It had a pipedream that the DPRK will yield to it with the passage of time and "north Korea will collapse" when time comes. But the result was catastrophic beyond the U.S. imagination.
The DPRK reacted to the U.S. extreme hostile moves against the DPRK by codifying the line of simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force and channeled all efforts into implementing it.

The DPRK succeeded in diversifying, miniaturizing and standardizing nuclear warheads and increased the types of their delivery means and diversified them, perfectly bolstering up the military capability to mercilessly wipe out aggressors and bringing the nation's strategic position to the highest level.
The DPRK foiled the hostile forces' racket for sanctions by dint of the single-minded unity and the great spirit of self-development displayed by the service personnel and people and achieved miraculous victories on all fronts for building a socialist power, thus demonstrating once again the might of Juche Korea before the world.

The U.S. strategies of making preemptive nuclear attack and slapping extreme sanctions and pressure against the DPRK have become a source of threatening the security of its mainland.
The Obama group can hardly have a sound sleep, seized with the extreme uneasiness after facing the undeniable strategic setback. Worse still, they are hit hard by the public.

Much upset by this situation, the Obama group have gone so foolish as to kick up the "human rights" racket against the DPRK.
They seek to recover from a heavy setback and get rid of their pretty fix by tarnishing the image of the DPRK at any cost.

The U.S. is not qualified to talk about somebody's "human rights" as it is the world's worst human rights abuser and a tundra of human rights.
Obama would be well advised not to waste time taking issue with other's "human rights issue" but make good arrangements for packing in the White House. He had better repent of the pain and misfortune he has brought to so many Americans and other people of the world by creating the worst human rights situation in the U.S. during his tenure of office.

The DPRK will protect Korean-style socialism to the last no matter what others may say as it thoroughly embodies the popular masses-first principle, the crystal of the Juche-oriented outlook on the people, the philosophy on them. -0-


KCNA Commentary Ridicules Story about "North Collapse"

Pyongyang, December 17 (KCNA) -- Assertion is heard in the U.S. that Obama's policy toward the DPRK is a fiasco and it is a daydream to expect the DPRK's "collapse".
NK News carried an article titled "Time is now opportune for dropping a curtain on the story about 'North Korea's collapse'" on Dec. 8, drawing attention of the public.

The article said Park Geun Hye has been behind Obama's story about "collapse," noting "U.S. having more than 16 intelligence organs should admit it as its fiasco to have shaped its north Korea policy under the influence of such puppet-like woman as Park Geun Hye."
This is a serious reprimand at silly politicians of the U.S. who supported traitor Park's story about "collapse of north," which is no more than a divination sign made by a shaman.

The shaman lorded it over south Korean politics and made fun of famous politicians of other countries. Needless to say is the deplorable situation of the "world's only superpower" which lent an ear to the necromancer's ritual in shaping its policy.
The shaman's dreamily talk about "collapse of north" was parroted by Park and, being taken in by the garrulous woman's story of "collapse," Obama proposed the policy of "strategic patience."

The Obama regime helplessly waited for the DPRK to "collapse" only to feel frustration at its own vain attempt and to become a laughing stock of the world as a special political cartoon.
The international community's view and outlook on the DPRK has undergone a fundamental change today.
Professor of University of Leeds of Britain Foster Carter who used to assert that DPRK is in the danger of "collapse" in 2009 now said the changed situation made him change his mind, and he advised others to drop the dream.

There was a flurry of censure at the Obama administration's failed "Asia rebalancing policy" at a hearing at the International Relations Committee of the House of Representatives of the U.S. on Dec. 6.
This being a hard fact, there are still foolish politicians in the U.S. who are still unable to have a proper look at the strategic position of the DPRK. This is a tragedy.

Just look at the end met by the group of traitor Park who faced the fate of total bankruptcy while talking about "collapse."
Those who challenge the truth will only face collapse and those who spread the unrealistic story of "north's collapse" will certainly face the miserable fate of collapse. -0-


KCNA Commentary Assails S. Korean Regime's Humiliating Diplomacy

Pyongyang, December 6 (KCNA) -- The Park Geun Hye regime of south Korea persists in committing acts of treachery even at a time when it is on the verge of collapse after being forsaken by the south Korean people for inflicting all sorts of pain and misfortune upon them.

Recently, the chief of the Agency of Defense Affairs of south Korea said that he thinks south Korea has no option but to accept if the next U.S. administration urges it to bear bigger "share of defense expenses", only to draw public criticism.
This is an act of treachery that can be committed by the Park regime only, a group of top-class lackeys and colonial servants which unhesitatingly leave the destiny of the country and the nation to the tender mercy of outsiders in a bid to stay in power and garner foreign support for unleashing a war against the north through humiliating "diplomacy toward the U.S."

As well known, the puppet regime is covering 50 percent of the upkeep for the U.S. forces present in south Korea. This is reportedly the biggest payment of defense expenses in the world out of its GDP.
According to the "2017 report on U.S. forces" published by the U.S. Heritage Foundation, south Korea has offered "huge resources" amounting to about 900 million U.S. dollars every year to the U.S. as direct and indirect aid such as offer of land and manpower and exemption from various taxes, to say nothing of bearing the "share of upkeep" for the GIs in south Korea.

The puppet regime's offer of the funds collected as taxes from south Koreans to the U.S. is by no means unrelated to the scheme of the regime to stay in power though it has already been forsaken by the people for the "Park Geun Hye-Choe Sun Sil scandal."

The regime is working hard to make even an agreement on logistic support with Japan, the sworn enemy of the Korean nation, not content with the agreement on protection of military intelligence. It is busy flattering the U.S. by pressing ahead with the deployment of THAAD.
It was agreed at the 197th "joint meeting on SOFA" held in Seoul that the U.S. aggressor troops would as ever pay less electricity rate for the U.S. forces present in south Korea than that for ordinary local houses and institutions.

Against this backdrop, the puppet regime is going to send a "special delegation" composed of lawmakers from the "Saenuri Party" to the U.S. to conduct bargaining with its new administration over such issues as the upkeep for the GIs in south Korea.
The treacherous rule of the puppet regime helps the U.S. even make money through usury with a huge amount of money it receives from south Korea, not content with perpetrating murder, violence, robbery and rape there.

The situation proves that greater privileges granted to GIs by the traitors, who deem their master-servant relations characterized by domination and subjugation and arbitrary practices their best "fortune," make the south Korean people suffer bitterer misfortune and agony.
It is quite natural for the opposition parties and people of various circles in south Korea to term the regime "country-selling regime capitulating to America and providing to it funds collected as taxes."
The humiliating behavior of the puppet regime will only result in strangling traitor Park. -0-


KCNA Commentary Advises U.S. to Think with Reason

Pyongyang, November 29 (KCNA) -- There are politicians in the U.S. who have still an unrealistic way of thinking about the DPRK.
Antony Blinken, U.S. deputy secretary of State, claimed that "north Korea cannot be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and its access to nukes should not be allowed," negating the assertion made by the director of National Intelligence of the U.S. that the denuclearization of Korea is a failure.

In this regard an expert on Korean affairs in an article contributed to NK News said that the man styling himself a politician is still claiming Pyongyang's denuclearization to be the goal of the U.S. because of little experience in the Northeast Asian issue, adding that Blinken seems to live in the juvenile world.

This is jeering at the anachronistic and trite way of thinking of the man who has no elementary ability to face up to the reality.
It is long since the theory of "DPRK's possible dismantlement of its nukes" touted by the U.S. and some other countries went bust due to the world's recognition of the changed strategic position of the DPRK.

The U.S. and many other Western media which had taken a hostile approach towards the DPRK are giving wide publicity to the public demands for the earliest possible drop of the bankrupt hostile policy towards the DPRK, asserting that it is not necessary to expect north Korea to dismantle its nukes.
Recently Michael Hayden, former director of CIA, in an article contributed to the U.S. paper "The Hill" confessed to the fact about the denuclearization of Korea being an impossible goal was the view already unofficially shared among the U.S. intelligence authorities a decade ago. This created big sensation.

All these facts objectively prove that the U.S. finds itself in such tight corner that it has no choice but to change its strategic option.
It is great irony that Blinken is still sticking to the unrealistic way of thinking against this backdrop.

The completely failed policy towards the DPRK being a stark fact, it is not only foolish but an extremely dangerous option to persistently resort to the completely failed strategy.
The U.S. should not persist in something impossible.
The successive U.S. administrations from Truman to Obama have squandered funds running into astronomical figures for pursuing their policy to stifle the DPRK for several decades. The U.S. needs to seriously reflect on what it gained from such policy.

The pig-headed stand of persistently denying the strategic position of the full-fledged nuclear power in the East would only result in impairing the position of the superpower tight-cornered over the Korean issue.
Washington would be well advised to face up to the reality.
It can take a wise option only when it proceeds from a realistic way of thinking. -0-


KCNA Commentary Blasts U.S. Attempt to Create NATO of Asian Version

Pyongyang, November 8 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is now working in real earnest to expand its military bloc for carrying out its strategy for world domination.
The U.S. deputy secretary of Defense and the Japanese deputy minister of Defence for administrative affairs were recently closeted in Washington over the joint actions to be taken to cope with what they called "potential threat." Against this backdrop the U.S. is massively beefing up its forces in south Korea and its vicinity.

The U.S. has already begun deploying 3 500-strong 1st armored combat brigade in south Korea on a rotation basis and informed the Japanese authorities of its plan for deploying 16 F-35 stealth fighters in a base of the U.S. Marines in Japan from next year.
It also announced that it would deploy in Japan, etc. the U.S. forces' biggest new type Zumwalt class destroyer and Wasp class large amphibious craft carrying new type fighters and the expeditionary force of the 31st Marines of the U.S. imperialists to be hurled before any other force in contingency on the Korean peninsula.

This is part of the dangerous scenario to form the U.S.-led NATO of Asian version led by the U.S.
The above-said strategy is aimed at maintaining the Cold War structure to contain big powers in the region by relying on the "security" alliance involving Japan, south Korea, etc.

The U.S. has used the system of the US-Japan-south Korea military alliance as a strategic lever for increasing its influence over Northeast Asia and containing the DPRK, China and Russia.
The alliance is designed to pressurize the Asian region by tightening its aggressive nexus through the speedy movement of its forces stationed in the region.

The U.S. is mulling making the alliance perform the same function as that of NATO in a bid to use it as a means for carrying out the strategy for dominating the Asia-Pacific region including Northeast Asia.
The U.S. has used such alliance as a shock brigade for carrying out its Asia-Pacific strategy, describing it as "cornerstone" and "key axis" for implementing the strategy, whenever an opportunity presented itself.

At present, the tripartite military "cooperation" is being further tightened according to the second-phase process of "Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy."
There took place in the U.S. on Oct. 14 a meeting of the chairmen of chiefs of joint staff of the U.S., Japanese and south Korean forces at which they committed themselves to providing "extended deterrence" by involving forces of all services and arms including conventional and nuclear and missile capabilities.

The U.S. staged a missile warning drill in the waters off Hawaii together with Japan and south Korean puppet forces for the first time in history. Recently they carried out a joint naval maneuver in the high seas east of Jeju Island.
The moves to knock into shape NATO of Asian version with the above-said triangular alliance as its parent body are becoming a reality. This is spurring a new arms race in Northeast Asia including the Korean peninsula.

It is crystal clear that the creation of a new military bloc by the U.S. in Northeast Asia would reduce the whole of Asia into a theatre of military confrontation.
The reality clearly proves once again that it is the U.S. and its strategy for military domination that pose a threat to the peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

A military bloc is a product of the Cold War.
The creation of a new military bloc diametrically runs counter to the trend of the times.
The U.S. moves to maintain a new Cold War structure and create NATO of Asian version in Northeast Asia will inevitably spark off strong opposition of the neighboring countries. -0-


KCNA Commentary Hits out at Park Geun Hye Group's Smear Campaign against DPRK in International Arena

Pyongyang, October 29 (KCNA) -- The Park Geun Hye group of traitors are busy with confrontation with the compatriots in the north even in the international arena only to draw a torrent of criticism and curse.
A south Korean puppet delegate attending the recent meeting of the 4th Committee of the 71st UN General Assembly spouted a string of rubbish against the DPRK, asserting the international community is making efforts for peaceful use of space but the north is an exception and the real aim of the north's satellite launch is obviously not to meet a peaceful purpose.

His behavior was so nonsensical and rude that all participants in the meeting criticized and cursed him.
Such disgusting behavior of the south Korean delegate which disturbed the conference hall out of his inveterate repugnancy, persecution mania and the bad habit of making profound confusing of right and wrong is just little short of a hysteric fit of those stunned by the invincible might of the ever-victorious DPRK.

Putting satellites into space is the legitimate right of a sovereign state and an exercise of sovereignty that conforms to the outer space treaty specifying the peaceful use of outer space as a right of all countries.
Pursuant to its 5-year plan for national space development, the DPRK has launched a variety of application satellites urgently needed for its sci-tech and economic development in strict compliance with the UN Charter, outer space treaty and other international law.
U.S. and other satellite launchers have never launched their satellites with an approval of someone and there has been no claim that a satellite launched by a country is not a satellite.

The DPRK formally registered its earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-4 in the UN through legal procedures and this was also recognized by the world public.
Whoever finds fault with the satellite put by the DPRK into an orbit in outer space with its own efforts and technology is little short of making unpardonable mockery and insult to the inviolable dignity of the DPRK.

Such groundless claim that all satellites launches of the DPRK should be termed "illegal" as the "north is an exception" betrays the hysteric fit of the Park group of traitors keen on escalating confrontation with the compatriots in the north.
It was none other than traitor Park who took the lead in calling for a "security meeting" and termed satellite Kwangmyongsong-4 a long-range ballistic missile launch when the satellite soared into space.
Park, who lacks the ability to distinguish a satellite from long-range ballistic missile, didn't forget to snipe at the compatriots in her more than 500 public appearances in recent years.

Not content with crying out for hurting the compatriots and escalating confrontation with them and soliciting cooperation in pressurizing them during her dozens of foreign junkets after taking office, she is now pushing her minions to orchestrate such poor farces as above-said hooliganism at an international meeting.
She terms satellite launch for peaceful purposes "threat" and the deployment of THAAD, a source of trouble, "something for the benefit of the people." This is shame on the nation.

No wonder, even south Korean media are commenting that her group are a "pack of guys with a twisted conception of hating even trees and woods in the north."
It is by no means accidental that Park and her group often face cool reception at international meetings.
The Park group's desperate smear campaign against the DPRK will only bring to light their wretched position and invite worldwide derision. -0-


KCNA Commentary Assails Japanese Reactionaries' Anti-Chongryon Campaign

Pyongyang, September 16 (KCNA) -- Taken aback by the DPRK's successful nuclear warhead explosion test for self-defense, the Japanese reactionaries are getting frantic with campaign against the DPRK and Chongryon (General Association of Korean Residents in Japan).
The chief executive of Japan cried out for ratcheting up sanctions against the DPRK and the ruling and opposition parties agreed to adopt a "resolution critical of north Korea" at the Houses of Representatives and Councilors.

All papers and TVs of Japan are busy airing programs accusing the DPRK in a bid to rapidly build up public opinion critical of the DPRK. Against this backdrop right-wing gangsters of Japan have flocked to the Central Hall of Chongryon since Sept. 9 to perpetrate all sorts of hooliganism.
They brought dozens of loudspeaker vans around the hall to spout endless litany of such invectives that north Korea's ballistic rockets fell on exclusive economic zone of Japan, Tokyo condemns north Korea's nuclear warhead explosion test and it would expel Chongryon from Japan, creating a terror-ridden atmosphere there.

Groups of more than 10 gangsters attempted to break into the hall, a sign of persistent threat and blackmail against Chongryon and Koreans in Japan.
Such ceaseless hooliganism is nothing but a ruckus of those much scared by the DPRK's might increasing as the days go by under the banner of Songun as it is a clear manifestation of the Japanese reactionaries' persistent hostile policy toward the DPRK and Chongryon.

The gravity of the situation lies in that it is a deliberate and premeditated politically-motivated provocation aimed to incite the atmosphere of confrontation with the DPRK in the whole Japanese society by tarnishing the prestige and image of Chongryon, overseas Koreans organization of the DPRK, and intensifying persecution and pressure upon it.

With nothing can the Japanese reactionaries cover up their anti-DPRK, anti-Chongryon campaign as they have intentionally and systematically patronized the hooliganism of the right-wing gangsters under the guise of "people's sentiment."

The Korean people can hardly repress their towering resentment at the Japanese reactionaries who are painting themselves as "victims" and exploiting their campaign for intensifying the suppression of Chongryon, oblivious of the idea of making apology and reparation for the hideous crimes the Japanese imperialists committed against the Koreans in the past.

Suppression of Chongryon can never be pardoned as it is another wanton violation of the sovereignty of the DPRK.
The DPRK will never remain a passive onlooker to this repressive campaign but resolutely counter the Japanese reactionaries' despicable politically-motivated terrorism and persistent crackdown upon Chongryon and Koreans in Japan.

The Japanese authorities should be held fully responsible for the right-wing gangsters' hooliganism, stop the ceaseless provocations and sternly punish those responsible for it.
The DPRK will closely watch the behavior of the Japanese authorities. -0-


Preemptive Nuclear Strike Is Not Monopoly of U.S.: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, August 13 (KCNA) -- The U.S. attempt to invade the DPRK is getting evermore reckless.
While ceaselessly shipping nuclear strategic assets into the Korean peninsula, it forward-deployed four B-1Bs and three B-2As on Guam on Aug. 6 and 9. So, three missions of the U.S. strategic bombers including B-52, B-1B and B-2A have been deployed simultaneously for the first time.

The U.S. warmongers blustered that their forward-deployment of B-1Bs on Guam would enable them to make a preemptive nuclear strike at the DPRK through a surprise flying over the Korean peninsula only in two hours.
Moreover, they unhesitatingly let loose a spate of provocative remarks that the nuclear strategic bombers' forward-deployment implies the "advance warning" against the DPRK.

The U.S. evermore undisguised reinforcement of the nuclear force goes to clearly prove that it is trying to make a preemptive nuclear strike at the DPRK a fait accompli.
Guam, the U.S. strategic vantage point capable of supporting strategic weapons to the Korean peninsula and the Northeast Asian region in a few hours in contingency, is an advanced base for invading the DPRK and now it has the THAAD battery to be deployed in south Korea.

The U.S. forward-deployed B-1Bs and B-2As one after another on Guam, where it used to permanently station only B-52Hs so far, after it decided to deploy THAAD in south Korea. It is part of its scenario to invade the DPRK to put the DPRK under its militarily control at any cost through mobilization of all its lethal hardware for a nuclear war.

The hard reality in which the Korean peninsula is turning into a nuclear war theatre by the U.S. eloquently shows how impudent the U.S.-touted "denuclearization" and "world without nuclear weapons" are.
Just indeed are the DPRK's measures for bolstering up its nuclear weapons to cope with the U.S. and its followers' reckless rackets for nuclear threats.

Today the DPRK which emerged as a nuclear weapons state in the East is pressing the U.S. with its powerful military muscle.
The right to make a preemptive nuclear strike is not the monopoly of the U.S.

The DPRK's revolutionary armed forces switched from their existing mode of military counter-action to the mode of a preemptive strike to cope with the enemy's ridiculous military hysteria to undermine its sovereignty and right to existence. All their operational groups are fully ready to deal a merciless and annihilating blow to the enemy if they make even the slightest provocation.
The Korean People's Army is closely following the U.S. unusual military move.
The U.S. had better stop acting rashly. -0-


No Haven for U.S. Pursuing Policy Hostile to DPRK- Rodong Sinmun

Pyongyang, August 10 (KCNA) -- Experts on Korean affairs and media of the U.S. and other countries in the West are deriding the Obama administration's wretched plight of plunging itself into an abyss due to its anachronistic policy hostile to the DPRK.

Commenting on this, Rodong Sinmun Wednesday says:
The above-said fact exposed once again that the hostile policies pursued by the successive chief executives of the U.S. against the DPRK, specifically the "strategic patience" policy of the present Obama administration, all have gone belly-up.
Nevertheless, Obama who has mocked the international community by touting a "world without nuclear weapons" is persisting in nuclear intimidation against the DPRK though he has already sustained a real flop while pursuing his ill-minded "strategic patience" policy.

The U.S. seeks to persist in posing nuclear threat to the DPRK by staging nuclear war drills but it is just the U.S. itself which will be struck by bigger uneasiness and horror.
What remains to be done now by the U.S. is to make a strategic choice only: whether to terminate its policy hostile to the DPRK or to face a nuclear disaster and make its mainland disappear on this planet.

The longer the policy-makers of the U.S. persist in their wild dream, the stronger the DPRK's nuclear deterrent for self-defence and merciless strike capability will get to blow up the den of aggressors.
The U.S. will never be able to sleep a sound sleep unless it lifts its policy hostile to the DPRK.

There is no haven for those attempting to stifle the DPRK.
U.S. politicians would be well advised to face up to the changed reality and behave with reason if they don't want to see the terrible destruction of the U.S. -0-


KCNA Commentary Raps European Arms Sale to South Korea

Pyongyang, June 27 (KCNA) -- The Britain-Italy munitions joint venture company Agusta Westland delivered the first batch of ordered gunships Wild Cat of AW-159 type to south Korea recently.
Air Bus Group, the biggest aerospace industry in Europe, signed a contract on the sale of in-flight tanker A330 MRTT and gunships with south Korea last year.

MBDA Co. Ltd of Germany signed a contract on the sale of Taurus KEPD 350 cruise missiles with south Korea in 2013 and is mulling its delivery this year.

The UK has sold a huge amount of military equipment and their parts to south Korea after the 1990s. They include helicopters for maritime operations, air-to-ship guided missiles, KDX combat system, naval combat equipment, sonar, fixed flight navigation system, underwater rescue ship and fighter ejection seat.

Even at this moment many European munitions companies are sitting at the negotiation tables with those concerned of south Korea for sale of bunker busters, drones, 230 mm multiple rocket systems and other war hardware to it in compliance with the south Korean authorities' request for the sale for the purpose of rounding off the system for preemptive attack on the DPRK.

This goes to prove that European countries are busy raking up profits, regarding south Korea as a promising arms market in utter disregard of the acute situation on the Korean peninsula.
The situation on the peninsula is so tense that a thermonuclear war may break out any moment due to the U.S. and the south Korean puppet authorities' reckless muscle flexing.
If Europe is concerned even a bit about the security on the peninsula directly linked with global peace, it had better take a proper attitude of making beneficial efforts for the settlement of problems.

Europe, apt to talk about peace and detente on the peninsula, makes no scruple of selling all type war hardware to the south Korean puppet warmongers hell-bent on the confrontation with the compatriots in the north in pursuit of its own profit.

This is a blatant challenge to humankind's desire for peace and security and a behavior of seeking self-interest from other's misfortune.
This brought into light Europe's hypocritical nature of its trumpeting about peace.

Europe's loudmouthed peace is nothing but a black-hearted propaganda to pursue "its peace and prosperity" while harassing and infringing upon the security and interests of other countries and region.
This is little different from the U.S. vicious acts of disturbing peace and security.
Europe had better give up hypocrisy and behave itself if it truly stands for peace. -0-


[Kyonghyang Editorial] U.S.-China Conflict Concerning THAAD Resurfaces, While South Korea Studies Their Faces Once Again

Placing the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system in South Korea, an issue that had once died down, has resurfaced as clear signs of cracks appeared in the U.S.-China cooperation against North Korea's nuclear program. Some experts argue that South Korea and the U.S. are currently discussing the possible location of the defense system and that the decision will be made before the South Korea-U.S. Security Consultative Meeting in October.

The South Korean government will be tested in its diplomatic abilities as it stands between its ally, the U.S. and its biggest economic partner, China. Basically, this is a result brought on by the South Korean government, which concentrated on sanctions against North Korea, despite the fact that the THAAD has little utility as a solution to North Korea's nuclear problem.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter ignited the THAAD issue in a statement he made on June 2. Before attending the Asia Security Summit (The Shangri-La Dialogue), held in Singapore on June 3-5, Carter said that the U.S. could discuss the placement of THAAD with South Korea.

Originally, the South Korean defense ministry had explained that THAAD was not an agenda in a meeting between the defense ministers of South Korea and the U.S. but on June 4, Minister of National Defense Han Min-koo stated a new position, "We have a clear determination to place the THAAD system." This led to words that South Korea, which had been studying the face of China, changed its attitude after noticing a change in the U.S. atmosphere. Then on June 5, China's Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff Sun Jianguo retorted, "Placing the THAAD system on the Korean Peninsula is an act that far exceeds the required defense capability."

The intensity of the opposition could be felt by the fact that a senior official in the Chinese military expressed opposition at a major international event where military experts from 35 countries had gathered. South Korea and the U.S. have argued that THAAD is a limited defense system necessary to respond to the threats of North Korea's short to mid-range ballistic missiles, but the fact that the U.S. mentioned THAAD at this particular time raises questions on the true intention behind placing the THAAD system on the Korean Peninsula.

Perhaps the more important reason is to keep China in check using North Korea's nuclear program as an excuse. After a visit to China by Ri Su-yong, the vice chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea early this month, China has been showing a conciliatory attitude towards North Korea in response to a U.S. attempt to bind China, and the U.S. has increased its pressure on China.

The effectiveness of THAAD has yet to be proven and claiming to respond with THAAD because North Korea's short-range missiles are a threat to South Korea is misleading the public. Placing the THAAD system on the Korean Peninsula will break the strategic balance between the U.S. and China in Northeast Asia, and can also have a huge impact on security on the Korean Peninsula. Despite the THAAD being such a serious issue, the South Korean government is busy studying the faces of the U.S. and China. In particular, China plays a key role in implementing sanctions against North Korea, so the South Korean government has no choice but to appease China as long as it insists on keeping to its hardline policy toward North Korea.

The government must wake up from the dream of achieving denuclearization by choking North Korea and opt to resolve the issue of North Korea's nuclear program through dialogue. That is the only way it can escape from the dangerous tightrope act between the U.S. and China.


KCNA Slams Park Geun Hye Regime's Unprecedented Terrorism

Pyongyang, April 29 (KCNA) -- The Park Geun Hye group of traitors in south Korea on the verge of ruin is working with bloodshot eyes to prolong its remaining days through terrorism, allurement and abduction of citizens of the DPRK.
It hurled gangsters of the Intelligence Service (IS) into the operation for alluring and abducting 12 innocent women citizens of the DPRK in broad daylight in conspiracy with brokers in Zhejiang Province, China early in April to take them to south Korea, hideous international terrorism.

This is a shuddering unethical atrocity that can be perpetrated only by the Park group, hordes of confrontation maniacs and barbarians without equals.
The case is, to all intents and purposes, a premeditated and organized group allurement and abduction.
All these operations have been manipulated by the Chongwadae so far.

In June, 2013 Park Geun Hye commanded in the "room for managing crisis" of the underground shelter of the Chongwadae in real time the "operation" for alluring and abducting a group of DPRK citizens and taking them to south Korea, receiving a report from agents of the puppet embassy in a Southeast Asian country.

The then Dong-A Ilbo of south Korea said it was something unprecedented that the "president" directly commanded the "operation for transferring defectors from the north" reminiscent of a spy operation in the underground shelter of the Chongwadae all day long together with diplomacy and security authorities.

IS agents, anti-DPRK conspiratorial bodies such as "Duri Hana Missionaries' Society", "Good Friends" and "Council for Improving Human Rights in North Korea" and terrorists and spies under the guise of religionists, businessmen and philanthropists financed by the puppet authorities are active in the Northeast region of China for alluring and abducting operations.

The puppet forces set up the "Foundation for Supporting Defectors from the North" and the budget for "ferrying defectors from the north" for the purpose of abducting citizens of the DPRK. They are busy conducting modern type slave trade, paying "service money" to south Korean students studying in foreign countries, traders, tourists and even members of foreign mafias.

They are questioning abductees of the DPRK for six months at the "Central Joint Interrogation Center" made up of those concerned of the IS, the Ministry of Unification, the Defense Ministry and the police. Then they are conducting "anti-communist brainwashing" of them for three or four months, perpetrating all sorts of violence against them in a concentration camp called "Hana Complex."

The IS gangsters are now forcing "defection" upon the women abductees by employing appeasement, deception, threat and blackmail while claiming "they made a group defection at their free will" and "expressed skepticism about the social system in the north".
If their claim is true, there is no reason for them to keep the abductees in custody in solitary rooms one by one and keep them strictly away from the outside and they are now on a hunger strike, strongly demanding their prompt return to their motherland.

There is no ground whatsoever for the above-said women to defect to south Korea by abandoning their native places and parents, brothers and sisters.
The Park group will never be able to escape punishment for having perpetrated the thrice-cursed abduction in a bid to tarnish the image of the DPRK making a long drive. -0-


KCNA Commentary on S. Korean Regime's Treachery of Paving Way for Japan's Reinvasion

Pyongyang, April 7 (KCNA) -- The Park Geun Hye regime of south Korea is working with bloodshot eyes to tighten military nexus with Japan.
Tomohisa Takei, chairman of Japan's maritime "Self-Defence Force", flew to south Korea and held a confab with the naval chief of staff of south Korea. The Park's group described it as an "exchange of high-ranking officials" and "mutual exchange and cooperation" while feeling uneasy about diplomacy.
This was nothing but a dangerous military nexus for paving the way for reinvasion by Japan which brought distress-torn history to the Korean nation.

Japan is the sworn enemy of the Korean nation as it has waited for the chance of aggression while denying its past crimes at any cost and getting frantic with its moves for distortion of history and territorial expansion.
No sooner had Park Geun Hye taken office than conducted pro-Japanese diplomacy, trumpeting about the "establishment of forward-looking ties" and "building of sincere confidence."

Appointing pro-Japanese elements to such important posts as chief of the security office of Chongwadae and minister of Foreign Affairs, she talked rubbish that "Japan has the right to appear as a normal state" and "south Korea and Japan got closer within a great framework," seconding Japan's exercise of "the right to collective self-defense."

Despite strong protest and denunciation by the public at home and abroad the group of traitors met the demands of Japan over the issue of sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army and shut their eyes to its moves for grabbing Tok Islets.
Park is swishing her skirt, taking the lead in knocking into shape the U.S.-Japan-south Korea triangular military alliance, pursuant to the U.S. backstage manipulation and scenario.

Taking a tight hold on its south Korean and Japanese servants, the U.S. is working hard to establish the triangular military alliance, NATO of Asian version, at any cost to contain the DPRK and potential rivals in Northeast Asia.
South Korea-Japan "defense ministerial-level talks" held in Singapore last year gave assurances that they would "jointly cope with the nuclear and missile threat from the north". Feeling grateful for this, the Park group pledged to become an advanced group in paving the way for reinvasion by the Japanese reactionaries.

The confab held in pursuance of the above-said scenario is the product of the sinister plot of the puppet forces and the Japanese reactionaries to readjust the triangular military alliance under the U.S. patronage and escalate their moves to stifle the DPRK.
Due to south Korea's zealous involvement in tightening the military nexus with Japan the establishment of the triangular military alliance is progressing in real earnest.

The litany of rhetoric employed by the puppet forces to cover up the aggressive nature of the recent confab would only bring their true colors as pro-Japanese elements into bolder relief.
The Korean nation can neither escape disgrace and insult nor get rid of the danger of a nuclear war by foreign forces as long as such group of traitors is allowed to go scot-free.
The herds of traitors should be eliminated as early as possible as they do not bother to pave the way for Japan's reinvasion in a bid to do harm to the compatriots. -0-


Park Regime Is to Blame for Touch-and-Go Situation on Korean Peninsula

Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Tuesday insists in an article that traitor Park Geun Hye is to blame for the prevailing touch-and-go situation as she ruined the inter-Korean relations with her policy of confrontation with the compatriots in the north and is going wild to realize the ambition for the invasion of the north.
The article goes on:

She slapped harsh "sanctions on the north" and is running amuck with hysterical war games against the north under the pretext of its measures for bolstering up the nuclear deterrent for self-defense and its satellite launch for peaceful purposes. These bring to light her vicious nature.

Park is going helter-skelter to realize the "yusin" dictator's dream of invading the north in her time which the dictator failed to do.
Innocent south Korean people will be subject to misfortune due to Park who is utterly ignorant of the military affairs.
South Korean public vent their rage and grievance that they are at unease due to the reckless saber-rattling which the old war servitor is staging with outsiders.

A war is sure to break out if she is left intact as she is steeped in a wild dream of invasion of the north to the marrow of her bones.
It is the only way out for the south Korean people to eliminate the war hysteric of Chongwadae. -0-


KCNA Commentary Blasts Reckless Remarks Made by Spokesman for S. Korean Ministry of Unification

Pyongyang, March 1 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the south Korean puppet Ministry of Unification said at a news conference on Feb. 22 that the issue of concluding a peace treaty in the Korean Peninsula is not the one between the DPRK and the U.S. but south Korea should be "a main player."
He parroted someone's words that "there may be various discussions on the denuclearization, conclusion of the peace treaty and others but the government's position is that discussion on denuclearization is priority as it had already clarified."

His remarks clearly reflect the miserable position of the puppet group seized with uneasiness and contradiction, afraid that for its blind pursuance of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK south Korea may become a servant without a master.
Great irony is that the south Korean puppet forces who are no more than war servants of the U.S. are talking about the main player in replacing the Armistice Agreement which has existed for more than 60 years.

As well known to the world, the AA concluded on July 27, 1953 was signed by the DPRK and the U.S.
The AA was adopted as an international legal document thanks to the DPRK's initiative and stubborn struggle for providing a legal foundation for establishing peace-keeping mechanism after the Korean war. It called for resolving the issue of Korea independently and peacefully free from any foreign interference and building lasting peace-keeping mechanism in the Korean Peninsula, not temporary ceasefire.

The U.S., however, systematically rendered the AA defunct and persistently shunned the DPRK's series of fair and aboveboard proposals to conclude a peace treaty for a definite end to the Korean war.
It is none other than the U.S. which holds wartime operation control over the south Korean army and manages the AA.

The south Korean puppet forces have allowed the conversion of south Korea into the biggest arsenal of nuclear weapons in the Far East as a shock brigade of the U.S. for a war for more than six decades and ceaselessly staged war exercises, big and small, against the DPRK under various codenames.

Still now, they are talking about "firm commitments" to the U.S. over the DPRK's launch of the earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-4. They have introduced U.S. F-22s and nuclear capable B-52s into south Korea, offering it as a theater of U.S. nuclear war.

Peace will never settle in the Korean Peninsula as long as the south Korean puppet group is hell-bent on confrontation with the compatriots in the north as the shock brigade of the U.S. for carrying out its scenario for stifling the DPRK.
The south Korean puppet forces would be well advised to stop running riot, well aware that they are no more than slaves of the American master as they have not an iota of sovereignty. -0-


Thaad talk: Is North Korea¡¯s ¡®missile threat¡¯ really about China? By Peter Lee

After the North Korean rocket launch, South Korea announced it would ¡°officially discuss deploying Thaad to US Forces in Korea to improve its missile defense posture.¡±
Thaad stands for Terminal High Altitude Area Defense. It¡¯s a US anti-missile system, similar to Patriot missile batteries but is able to work against ballistic missiles at a higher altitude. As the term ¡°terminal¡± indicates, it¡¯s supposed to take out ballistic missiles as they start to descend on their targets from on high.

There are reasons to be skeptical about Thaad¡¯s utility to South Korea, and not just because missile defense appears to be mired in a difficult and unattractive adolescence.
Thaad is unlikely to do the ROK much good in defending against North Korean missile attack because of the short distances/times/types of missiles involved. According to this Arms Control Wonk podcast, (listen at 15:00) the system might provide some protection for the southern tip of the ROK against DPRK attack but not much else.

As to why Thaad? There is of course the issue of the People¡¯s Republic of China, which is the only other country in the area that might fire missiles that the United States would want to intercept. The PRC thinks so, too, and has made prompt, public representations to the ROK that this Thaad in South Korea is a bad idea.

The prevailing US attitude appears to be, F*ck ¡®em. The PRC has been unacceptably laggard in pressuring the DPRK to knock it off, so as punishment they get US missile defense on their doorstep.

Thaad in the ROK is seen as potentially blunting the PRC¡¯s ¡°A2D2¡± or ¡°anti-access/area denial¡± option of using its copious supply of short and medium range ballistic missiles to turn the waters around China into an ocean of flame for the US Navy in the case of a confrontation over Taiwan, the Senkakus, or whatever.

It¡¯s hard to argue with a defensive measure that would help deter the PRC from military adventurism in the region. However, there¡¯s another side to Thaad, one that supports the PRC objection in unexpected ways.

In terms of a Thaad facility in the ROK, Sukjoon Yoon described the capabilities of the system in The Diplomat:
Thaad¡¯s range will extend beyond the Korean Peninsula. The coverage provided by the existing sea-based Aegis system will be greatly extended by the planned deployment of AN/TRY-2 radars. These track inbound short- and medium-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs and MRBMs) with a high-resolution X-band (8-12.4 GHz) phased-array sensor system providing a 120-degree azimuth field out to 1,000¡­3,000km, effectively covering the whole of mainland China.

And there¡¯s this.
Like Turkey, the ROK has considered its own homegrown missile defense project, which the United States deplores because it would be stand-alone and just protect the ROK. Signing onto Thaad isn¡¯t pursuing ¡°missile defense.¡± It¡¯s ¡°providing a platform for the US integrated missile defense system.¡±

Per Yoon:
The deployment would imply that South Korea is part of the Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) led by the US Missile Defense Agency. South Korea is also developing an indigenous missile defense system against North Korean threats, the Korea Air Missile Defense (KAMD) system, which is less likely to antagonize China than Thaad, since it will not be integrated into the wider BMD system designed to counter Iran in Europe and China in the Asia-Pacific.
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What has particularly disturbed the Chinese military is the prospect of the U.S. linking individual sensors, interceptors, and communications assets dispersed all around the Asia-Pacific region into a comprehensive and integrated BMD system to interdict Chinese ballistic missiles in the boost and ascent phases of their trajectories. This would allow Thaad to penetrate and severely compromise China¡¯s air defense zone.

And there¡¯s more. With the military, there¡¯s always more.
There is Thaad, you see, and then there is THAAD-ER. THAAD-ER is currently just a gleam in Lockheed Martin¡¯s eye ($30 million in declared LM outlay on top of $2 million seed money from the Pentagon), but it is easy to believe it will be welcomed into the US Missile Defense Agency¡¯s $100 billion portfolio of anti-missile capabilities.

ER stands for ¡°extended range.¡± Its publicly announced mission is to counter the threat from hypersonic glide vehicles currently being developed by the PRC and the Russian Federation. Hypersonic glide vehicles, you see, have the ability to scootch along on flatter downward trajectories than the simple upsy-downsy parabolas of pure ballistic missiles while chugging along at speeds of 8-10 Mach. The HGVs are also designed to operate in the tricky boundary between the atmosphere and space, where neither space rocketry or aerodynamic correction work very well in missile defense. THAAD-ER is supposed to handle that.

Per Lockheed Martin:
¡°That kind of a target is designed to find a seam between systems like Patriot ¡¦ and systems like the Aegis weapon system. Because Thaad operates both in the endoatmosphere and the exoatmosphere, it has intercept capability in the region where that threat flies. The extended range version [of Thaad] would extend our battlespace against that kind of threat.¡±

That means the target has to be acquired and attacked further out i.e. extending the range by adding a booster rocket. The booster also gives the Thaad missile some linger, diddle, and fiddle leeway to adjust the flight path to hit a hypersonic glide vehicle.

And there¡¯s potentially more involved than the A2D2 equation.
¡°With an additional stage and an ability to loiter, Thaad [extended range] has been reported to have nine to 12 times existing Thaad coverage, and its increased velocity could potentially both counter hypersonic threats and have homeland missile defense applications, supplementing [Ground-Based Midcourse Defense],¡± said Thomas Karako, an analyst with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Not sure if he¡¯s talking square kilometer or linear distance coverage. The current Thaad missiles have a range of 200 km.
In any case, the ¡°Ground-Based Midcourse Defense¡± that THAAD-ER is supposed to supplement is anti-ICBM defense. The PRC has noticed Thaad¡¯s implications for its strategic nuclear missile deterrent and is not pleased, per CSIS think tankers:
Chinese officials argue that Thaad could be used to monitor Chinese launches potentially as far inland as Xi¡¯an in northwest China and could be linked to the larger US ballistic missile defense (BMD) system to undermine China¡¯s ¡°lean and effective¡± second strike capability.

PRC planners are probably not persuaded by wonkish poor mouthing that Thaad is a hopeless boondoggle suffering from the same case of blind staggers that seems to afflict the Star Wars program overall, and unconvinced by assertions Thaad in South Korea will never impact PRC¡¯s strategic nuclear deterrent.

The US, I suspect, is carefully sandbagging its strategic ambitions for the Thaad so they can spot them around the PRC and Russia in the name of local defense. Once the missiles are in there, they¡¯ll be integrated into the region-wide network and can be upgraded to strategic assets to the extent that technology and diplomacy and the ability to fudge field tests as needed allow. Money, I think it is safe to say, will be no object.

So, Thaad in South Korea has nothing to do with North Korean rockets and missiles or, for that matter, South Korea. It has everything to do with the US rivalry with China. And it¡¯s not just a matter of frustrating the PRC¡¯s war plans for a conventional A2D2 battle against the US in the Western Pacific.
Thaad in South Korea potentially relates to degrading the viability of the PRC¡¯s land-based strategic nuclear deterrent and a host of knock-on consequences for PRC nuclear doctrine, Air Sea Battle, and the security of the region.

So Thaad is probably too important a strategic gambit to be played unilaterally and misleadingly on the pretext of messing with Kim Jong-un¡¯s rocket party. Even if it doesn¡¯t work.


Japan Can Never Cover up Crimes Committed against Korea- KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, January 21 (KCNA) -- 97 years have passed since the Japanese imperialists poisoned Kojong, emperor of Feudal Korea.
In those days the Japanese imperialists left no means untried to make legitimate the "Ulsa (1905) Five-point Treaty, a product of their policy of colonizing Korea, and but faced strong opposition of Kojong.

Kojong stubbornly rejected the treaty, declaring that "he would not accept it, though he may die at the Royal Ancestral Shrine as to allow the conclusion of the treaty is little short of pushing the country to ruin".
Well aware of the fact that the treaty fabricated through fraud and swindle could take effect only after Emperor Kojong examined and ratified it, Hirobumi Ito, chieftain of aggression, made desperate efforts to force the emperor to sign it and put the seal of the state on it.

Meanwhile, Kojong categorically rejected the "treaty" to the last and conducted secret diplomacy to have it nullified. In 1907 three emissaries of Kojong such as Ri Jun went to the 2nd International Peace Conference where they declared "the treaty" null and void and laid bare the Japanese imperialists' crude infringement upon Korea's sovereignty.

Japan regarded such incident as an occasion of finally depriving Emperor Kojong of his authority.
Ito hatched a plot in real earnest to dethrone Kojong, absurdly claiming that it was mockery and insult to Japan that Korea dispatched emissaries to the international conference without the permit of the "resident-general" as the latter "transferred" the right to diplomacy to the former.

On Jan. 22, 1919 the Japanese imperialists finally poisoned 67 years old Kojong and killed two waiting maids who had witnessed how he was poisoned.
In 1921, the truth about the poisoning of Kojong was disclosed by the "2nd declaration on independence" worked out and published by the "Korean Provisional Government" in Shanghai and the personal letter from a child of Kojong's concubine.

Recorded in the diary of Yuzaburo Kuratomi, director of the auditing bureau at Japan's royal office in 1919, which was opened to public at an international scientific symposium a few years ago is information that he was told that Terauchi, the first "governor-general" of Japan in Korea, ordered Hasekawa to poison Emperor Kojong for adamantly refusing to recognize the treaty.

The Japanese imperialists' poisoning of Kojong, supreme representative of the then sovereign state, was a blatant encroachment upon Korea's sovereignty, unprecedented state-sponsored terrorism and unpardonable insult to the Korean people.
All the crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists against the Korean people during the whole period of their occupation of Korea were thrice-cursed crimes against humanity.

Japan is obliged to admit its state and legal responsibility for its war crimes and hideous unethical crimes including the sexual slavery and make honest apology and reparation acceptable to all victims. However, it is claiming that the "issue of the sexual slavery was finally and irreversibly settled" through the recent "agreement" made with south Korea to settle the issue of the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army.

It was the international hideous crime against humanity that Japan forced women of various countries including at least 200 000 Korean women into sexual service.
"The agreement" is intended to cover up the sexual slavery with deceptive apology and payment of a petty amount of money. It is absolutely intolerable as it is a product of politically motivated bargain in which international justice and victims' just demands were ignored.

Japan would be well advised to seriously repent of its past crimes committed against the Korean nation and make honest apology and reparation and stop at once taking the lead in the anti-DPRK campaign, while whetting the sword of reinvasion. -0-


U.S. Termed Provoker of New War- KCNA

Pyongyang, December 24 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency released a detailed report Thursday as regards the situation on the Korean Peninsula in 2015.
According to the report, the DPRK, at the beginning of the year, mapped out a grand plan for building a thriving nation, made a series of constructive proposals to defuse tension and create a peaceful environment on the peninsula and did every effort to realize them.

But those proposals faced only frosty response from the U.S. administration which has pursued the most ferocious hostile policy toward the DPRK in history, the report said, and went on:
On January 22, U.S. President Obama, spouting rubbish hurting the DPRK, openly cried out for bringing it down as early as possible.

The Obama Administration set this year as a war year and set August when Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military drills began as the month when a war will start, and masterminded an unheard-of racket to stifle the DPRK.
It employed all means and methods to round off legal and institutional mechanism to stifle the DPRK, as evidenced by the "presidential executive order" on January 2 that declared "additional sanctions" upon the latter.

The degree of ideological and cultural poisoning and psychological warfare against the DPRK reached an extreme pitch with an aim to destabilize and topple it.
The U.S. made its clear appearance as the one trying to ignite a new Korean war when it tightened its control over and intervention in the politics and military and diplomatic affairs of south Korea.

Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military drills staged from March 2 to April 24 were the prelude to a war, which resulted in the August crisis.
For these war rehearsals, the U.S. organized even the staff of the U.S.-south Korea joint division and detailed the military operation and plans and reinforced the system and machineries of its forces to execute a war.

Its war moves reached the fiercest phase during Ulji Freedom Guardian war rehearsal that brought the August crisis.
OPLAN 5015 finally agreed upon with the south Korean regime in June was applied to the war rehearsal.

The U.S., after creating all conditions and environment for provoking a war in August, let the south Korean regime orchestrate conspiratorial events like "mine explosion" and "north's shelling" and under that pretext fire dozens of shells at the territory of the DPRK in a bid to push the situation to the brink of a war.
This was just like what it did during the 1950s when it instigated the Syngman-Rhee clique of south Korea to igniting the June 25 war.

To cope with the prevailing situation, the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea convened an emergency enlarged meeting on August 20 and issued an order to put the frontline area of the country on a semi-war state.

In response to the appeal made by the party and the government of the DPRK to avert a war and protect peace, all the service personnel and people determinedly stood up against the war moves of the U.S. and the south Korean authorities.

The U.S. plot for a new war was disrupted by the toughest backlash by the service personnel and people of the DPRK.
Thanks to the positive efforts made by the DPRK, a joint press release was published at the north-south high-level emergency contact held in Panmunjom from August 22 to 24. The situation seemed to have made a U-turn, from crisis of war to dialogue for peace and stability.

However, it again got worse due to the hideous hostile moves of the U.S.
The U.S. brought the Ronald Reagan nuclear carrier task force targeting the DPRK to the vicinity of the peninsula for war racket for invading the north during the reunion of the separated families and relatives from the north and the south in October, chilling the atmosphere of the reunion and again revealing its scenario for igniting a war.

Witnessing the worst situation on the Korean Peninsula in 2015, the service personnel and people of the DPRK realized once again that the U.S. is, indeed, the arch criminal harassing peace and that they should stand up against it with only strong arms of Songun and war deterrent for self-defence.

They became more convinced that it is the only way for achieving durable peace to conclude a peace treaty with the U.S. or to set out on a final great war of justice against it.
If Washington fails to drop its hostile policy toward the DPRK, persistently dreaming a daydream about "collapse of north Korea", it will only invite latter's backlash going beyond its imagination. -0-


S. Korean Ruling Forces' Fascist Suppression of People under Fire

Pyongyang, December 4 (KCNA) -- People of all social standings in south Korea are now staging ever fiercer actions for justice, truth, democracy and the right to existence against the conservative ruling forces' moves for the introduction of "state-compiled" history textbook and their unpopular rule.

Much upset by this, the conservative ruling quarters hurled tens of thousands of police into the operations for brutally cracking down on the participants in the actions and are kicking up a whirlwind of forcible seizure, search and arrest of leading members of the south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) which spearheaded the peaceful rally and dozens of organizations under it.

Puppet court authorities demanded prison terms for many guiltless personages and indicted them en masse on charges that they praised the north. The authorities are revealing their criminal attempt to let the puppet Intelligence Service put down the people's anti-"government" struggle by linking it with the DPRK.

A spokesman for the DPRK Measure Council for Human Rights in south Korea in a statement on Thursday said that what matters is that such fascist tyranny has assumed all the more indiscriminate nature since the south Korean chief executive ordered the repressive campaign, likening those who are opposed to the authorities' unpopular rule to terrorists of the "Islamic State" and threatening not to overlook them.

The repressive campaign in south Korea is an intolerable challenge to human rights and democracy as it is a fascist action to prolong the treacherous rule of the conservative ruling forces by mercilessly cracking down on the people opposed to sycophancy and treachery, the revival of "yusin" dictatorship and unpopular rule.

The fascist crackdown and hysteria have been revived in south Korea to ruthlessly violate the dignity and rights of the people, the statement noted, and continued:
South Korea has now turned into the worst tundra of human rights and the land ill-famed for the worst human rights abuses in the world. This is an inevitable product of the conservative ruling forces' unpopular, undemocratic and unethical rule.
It is quite natural for the south Koreans to turn out in a mass struggle in protest against the present conservative forces who have driven their living into abject destitution, abusing their rights.

The south Korean conservative forces' tyranny against the people will spark off stronger resistance of the angry people and will never be able to evade bitter censure and denunciation by all the Koreans and the international community. -0-


Rodong Sinmun Condemns S. Korean Authorities' Confrontation Hysteria

Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- The south Korean authorities zealously joined in proposing and drafting "a resolution on human rights in north Korea" submitted to the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly recently.

Rodong Sinmun Wednesday observes in a commentary in this regard:
This is vicious insult to the dignity and system in the DPRK and unpardonable confrontation moves chilling the hard-won atmosphere for improving the north-south relations.
The "resolution on human rights in north Korea" fabricated by the U.S. and its followers is a mockery of inviolable human rights.

The desperate efforts of the south Korean authorities to cook up the resolution in collusion with outside forces clearly prove that they are seeking confrontation and "unification of social systems" only, not inter-Korean dialogue and cooperation and improved relations.

The south Korean authorities are busy with the moves to hurt the fellow countrymen in the north in collusion with outsiders, while talking about "dialogue and cooperation." Their behaviors make people skeptical about whether they are sincerely willing to improve the north-south relations.

It is reckless for the south Korean authorities to get frantic with the anti-DPRK "human rights" racket in collusion with outside forces in the international arena though it is high time they worked hard to preserve the hard-won atmosphere for improvement of the inter-Korean relations in the light of demand of Koreans and the trend of the times.

The north-south relations have not yet been placed on the orbit of full-scale improvement since the north-south agreement in August. It is entirely because that the south Korean authorities resort to the moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK in collusion with outside forces, seized with the ambition escalating the confrontation.

The south Korean authorities would be well advised to properly see through the danger of their anti-DPRK "human rights" racket, source of distrust and confrontation between the fellow countrymen, and think twice over it. -0-


Rodong Sinmun Calls for Repeal of S. Korea-U.S. Mutual Defense Treaty

Pyongyang, October 1 (KCNA) -- 62 years have passed since the U.S. fabricated the south Korea-U.S. "mutual defense treaty" by instigating the pro-U.S. stooges of south Korea.
The U.S. imperialists concluded the above-said treaty with the south Korean authorities under the groundless pretext of the "threat of southward invasion" to realize the criminal ambition for dominating the whole of Korea at any cost on Oct. 1, 1953.

Rodong Sinmun Thursday observes this in an article. It went on:
For more than 60 years the U.S. has lorded it over in south Korea under the clout of the treaty and hurled the south Korean army into escalating military confrontation with the fellow countrymen and the moves for igniting a war against the north.

It is the strong desire of all the compatriots in the north and the south and abroad to reject the foreign forces' military domination and interference and achieve the historic cause of independent reunification by the Korean nation itself.

The criminal south Korea-U.S. "mutual defense treaty" should be repealed without delay as it violates the dignity and sovereignty of the south Korean people, check the improvement of the north-south relations and national reunification and increase the danger of a war against the north.

Now the U.S. is willing to keep the system of its military domination over south Korea by using the conservative group as its brides man but such a trick will no longer work.
There is no pretext under which the south Korea-U.S. "mutual defense treaty", an outcome of the confrontational times, can exist.

The U.S. and south Korean authorities should immediately repeal the criminal treaty and withdraw the U.S imperialist aggressors out of south Korea as soon as possible. -0-


S. Korean Puppet Forces' Politically-Motivated Military Provocation Can Never Be Pardoned: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, August 22 (KCNA) -- As already reported, the south Korean puppet military gangsters went so reckless as firing dozens of shells at the inviolable territory of the DPRK on Thursday afternoon.

This was an unpardonable grave military provocation to seize the sovereignty and land of the DPRK, the life and soul of its army and people.
The wild shelling was an extension of the puppet forces' rumor about the "north's provocation" which they worked out in a planned way to escalate their moves against the DPRK.

Their story about the "north's provocation" originated from the suspicious "mine explosion" case which occurred around the puppet police post situated in the south of the Demilitarized Zone along the Military Demarcation Line in the area of Pangmok-ri, Kunnae-myon, Phaju City, Kyonggi Province on August 4.

On August 10 even before the truth behind the case was probed, Kim Min Sok, spokesman for the puppet Ministry of Defence, in a press conference trumpeted about the "north's provocation" and then, the director in charge of operation of the puppet joint chiefs of staff announced a "statement warning the north".
But the attention of the public at home and abroad has been focused on the fact that the "mine explosion" case was fabricated by the puppet military group keen on provoking the DPRK.

Convincing evidence is a video the group presented as the "definite evidence", claiming it was taken from the puppet police post.
People were stunned to see soldiers of the south Korean puppet army acting clumsily under a certain scenario. What contradicts most is that the video of the "mine explosion" was recorded even though those who are on the round the clock watch duty by depending on dense ultra-modern monitoring network claimed they failed to "observe" the planting of the "mine" because of a few trees.

The "mine explosion" case is, indeed, a replica of the Cheonan warship sinking case and drone case, and their talk about "north's provocation" is no more than a smokescreen thrown by the puppet group to conceal the truth behind its provocation against the DPRK.

Nevertheless, the puppet group started the broadcasts for "psychological warfare against the north" in the whole areas along the Military Demarcation Line under that pretext. It hurled not only puppet conservative organizations but riff-raffs of the "U.S. human rights foundation" into anti-DPRK leaflet scattering operations.

In order to make the "mine explosion" case sound plausible and justify the broadcasting for "psychological warfare against the north", the group cooked up the "north's shelling" incident once again, a reckless military provocation.

We cannot but take a serious note of the fact that the politically-motivated military provocation is timed to coincide with the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises, preemptive nuclear attack drills on the Korean Peninsula, and the group is increasing their danger.
This is clearly evidenced by the fact that the puppet minister of Defense decided to intensify the joint military exercises by introducing U.S. B-2As and F-22A Raptors into south Korea.

The situation clearly proves that the story about the "north's provocation" is an inevitable product of the puppet military to ignite a new war on this land at any cost, pursuant to the U.S. war scenario.
But the puppet military gangsters are seriously mistaken if they think that they can prolong their remaining days by ratcheting up tension on the Korean Peninsula, pursuant to the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.

The service personnel and people of the DPRK will not make concession even a bit to anyone who tries to bring down the idea and social system of the DPRK and encroach upon its inviolable sovereignty and territory.
The DPRK has already solemnly declared this at home and abroad and the large combined units of the front have been put on a war footing.

The puppet military gangsters would be well advised not to forget even a moment that they may perish in a sea of fire due to their repeated provocations against the DPRK.
War maniacs always met miserable ends. -0-


KCNA Commentary Ridicules S. Korean Ruling Party Chief's Sycophancy toward U.S.

Pyongyang, July 9 (KCNA) -- The representative of the ruling "Saenuri Party" of south Korea paid a visit to the U.S. forces base in Ryongsan, Seoul on July 2 and had a photo taken with the commander of its forces present in south Korea.
No sooner had the photo been opened to public by media than it touched off public derision, criticism and anger because of his disgusting behavior.
This old guy was so shameless as to carry on his back the bulky U.S. commander before facing a camera.

The photo shows the brass hat enjoying piggyback ride with a guffaw and the poor old "horse" straining under the load with a forced smile.
It reminds one of a poor donkey.
This is a good example of the master-servant relations.

No matter how vociferous the south Korean authorities get about "equal relations" and "successful alliance" to cover up their wretched plight, as seen above, they are no more than servants of the U.S.

The south Korean regime has maintained its rule with the backing of its master U.S. for decades since it was installed by the latter.
All the fields of south Korea including politics, economy, military and culture are in the tight grip of the U.S. and any challenge to it is subject to death.

This being a stark reality, even the south Korean chief executive who earned an ill fame as an "icy princess" and dictator has to stand at attention before Americans as evidenced by the fact that she gave up even her foreign trip and visited in a hurry the U.S. ambassador to south Korea on his sick bed.

In the final analysis, the above-said disgusting behavior of the representative of the "Saenuri Party" does not merely represent his own will but vividly manifests the sycophancy of the south Korean puppet ruling quarters, the conservative group toward the U.S.
Due to such villains, hundreds of millions of U.S. dollars collected from south Koreans as taxes are being spent annually for the upkeep of the U.S. aggressor forces present in south Korea and the transfer of OPECON was indefinitely extended. Such acts of treachery are being perpetrated in south Korea in an unbroken chain.

The puppet group is, indeed, the one of traitors as it is prolonging its remaining days in return for leaving the dignity and interests of the nation to the tender mercy of outsiders.
No wonder, watching the photo, netizens are posting a series of articles critical of the representative, strongly censuring the puppet group's sycophancy.

All Koreans will certainly keep tabs on the acts of treachery committed by the conservative group and mete out the sternest punishment to it. -0-


Rodong Sinmun Condemns S. Korean Puppet Forces' Reckless Military Drill

Pyongyang, June 30 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet forces started a joint landing drill of the navy and marine corps aimed at a surprise strike at the DPRK in the West Sea of Korea on June 25. Involved in the drill which will last till July 5 are more than 3 700 forces, dozens of warships, at least 40 fighters, 36 landing and charging armored cars, etc.

Commenting on this, Rodong Sinmun Tuesday says this is a very grave military provocation to escalate confrontation with the north, pose bigger military threats to it and round off readiness for attacking it.
The unprecedented provocation and play with fire against the DPRK are increasing the danger of a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula, the commentary notes, and goes on:

With no rhetoric can the puppet forces cover up their criminal nature as provoker and war maniac.
We will never tolerate the belligerent racket of the south Korean puppet forces escalating the tension on the Korean peninsula through north-targeted war maneuver while blatantly challenging the aspiration of fellow countrymen for reunification.

The south Korean puppet forces should stop acting rashly, pondering over the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by their reckless military drill.


Park Geun Hye Group Accused of Following U.S. Moves for Bio-chemical Warfare

Pyongyang, June 4 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Measure Council for Human Rights in south Korea released a statement on Thursday lashing out at the Park Geun Hye group for conniving at and sheltering the U.S. moves for a bio-chemical warfare against the Korean nation.

The statement termed the moves as unpardonable acts of treachery as they are aimed to leave the vital right of the Korean nation to the tender mercy of the U.S. imperialist murderers and a hideous provocation against the DPRK.

The U.S. imperialists have long been engaged in their criminal moves to make the Korean nation victims of their bio-chemical warfare, the statement noted, and went on:
The U.S. massively introduced large quantities of equipment and huge force for bio-chemical warfare into south Korea from the summer of 2013, the year in which the group of Park, the top class U.S. lackey, took office and undisguisedly staged drills for north-targeted bio-chemical warfare in parallel with nuclear war drills together with the south Korean puppet group.

The Park group, conspirators in the U.S. imperialists' moves for bio-chemical warfare, is blatantly saying that it would discuss the controversial issue at the "joint meeting" with the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces slated for July under the strong pressure of the opposition parties and civic and public organizations for the "government's" prompt reaction to the introduction of anthrax germs.

All the facts clearly prove once again that it is impossible to protect the life security of the nation and our fellow countrymen can never escape from the horrible disaster of a nuclear war and bio-chemical warfare as long as the U.S. imperialist aggressors and their shock brigade Park group are allowed to stay in south Korea.

The Park group keen on bio-chemical warfare against the fellow countrymen in league with foreign forces will not be able to escape from a stern judgment by the nation. -0-


KCNA Commentary Slams Japanese Police's Fascist Actions

Pyongyang, May 13 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries' crackdown on the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon).has reached its height since its formation.
At dawn of Tuesday the Japanese police authorities hurled the joint investigation headquarters consisting of police headquarters in Kyoto, Kanagawa, Yamaguchi and Shimane prefectures into the fascist action of arresting all of a sudden the manager of the Korean Specialty Sales Company, the son of the chairman of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee and other person.

This unprecedented fascist action is a provocation against the DPRK and Chongryon, prompted by their sinister political motive without any legal ground.
It was taken on the basis of lies and fabrication.

Those three persons arrested have nothing to do with the so-called case of the Oriental Co. Ltd. and it has been confirmed through various channels that they have never imported even 0.001 gram of Songi mushroom of the DPRK origin.

Nevertheless, the Japanese police authorities illegally arrested them in the wake of the search for the houses of the chairman and a vice-chairman of the Chongryon Central Standing Committee after hyping the above-said case. This goes to fully prove that the Japanese reactionaries are escalating the racket against the DPRK and Chongryon on charges of the "violation of law".

The DPRK had already made it clear that the suppression of Chongryon, a dignified overseas citizens organization of the DPRK, is a sensitive issue which will lead to the encroachment on its sovereignty.

The recent action is an unpardonable provocation against the DPRK and a grave infringement upon its sovereignty as it took place in broad daylight in Japan styling itself "a law-governing state" and "democratic state."

The Japanese government authorities were behind the illegal violent action.
They recently revised the U.S.-Japan "defense cooperation guidelines," expanding the sphere of overseas military operations of the "Self-Defense Forces." Japan is joining the U.S. in its frantic campaign against the DPRK in a bid to prepare a springboard from which to carry out its scenario for turning Japan into a military giant.

To this end it is working hard to check the influence of Chongryon representing the DPRK in Japan, stir up the sentiment for lurch to the Right based on national chauvinism and thus create a political environment for reviving militarism.

The persecution of Chongryon is an act of inviting self-destruction as it is pushing the DPRK-Japan relations to the worst phase.
Absolutely unpardonable are the Japanese reactionaries who have committed all sorts of wrongs against guiltless Chongryon and Koreans in Japan, far from making an apology and reparation for the heinous crimes committed by Japan against the Koreans though seven decades have passed since the end of World War II.

The Japanese government authorities will be wholly responsible for their actions to encroach upon the sovereignty of the DPRK and stamp out Chongryon. -0-


KCNA Commentary Denounces U.S. Anti-DPRK ¡®Human Rights¡¯ Racket

Pyongyang, May 5 (KCNA) -- These days the U.S. is vociferating about its full-scale examination of the issue of slapping its independent "sanctions" against the DPRK over its "human rights abuses."
Officials of the U.S. Administration openly say that the purpose of the "sanctions" is to internationally "isolate" the DPRK though they do not deal a big economic blow at it.
This brings to light the ulterior aim sought by the U.S. in its anti-DPRK "human rights" racket.

The U.S. "human rights" racket is aimed to tarnish the image of the DPRK and stir up atmosphere of international pressure upon it in a bid to bring down its ideology and social system.
Therefore, the U.S. is now kicking up its "human rights" racket against the DPRK in an extremely reckless and violent manner after throwing off the signboard of "protection of human rights."

The U.S. issued a "presidential executive order" to impose "new sanctions" upon important institutions, organizations and individuals of the DPRK at the beginning of the year by deliberately linking the hacking attack on the Sony Pictures Entertainment with the DPRK.

Recently a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State said that the "presidential executive order" gave "a fresh wide-ranging mandate for ratcheting up sanctions against north Korea", adding that on this basis it would examine "sanctions" against the DPRK over its "human rights abuses."

The U.S. built framework of legal and institutional mechanisms to bar other countries and international organizations from having regular dealings with the DPRK and has played the role of "gendarme" monitoring them, escalating the "sanctions" against it.
Several UN "resolutions on sanctions" against the DPRK adopted according to the U.S. scenario call for preventing the people in the DPRK from getting anything regarding human rights without limit to items subject to sanctions and their scope.

To this end, the U.S. has so far let its servants cook up documents peppered with lies about human rights situation in the DPRK and widely peddled them. Meanwhile, it took to different countries human scum who fled the DPRK after committing indelible crimes there so that they made false testimonies in a bid to mislead world public opinion.

It used those documents at the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, too. It wooed its followers into voting for the anti-DPRK "human rights resolution" at the session while pressurizing many countries to join them with economic aid and loan as bait. By doing so, Washington brought into bolder relief its hostile scenario to bring down the social system in the DPRK.

The U.S. is disqualified to say anything about human rights as it is hit hard inside and outside for the disclosure of its serious human rights abuses almost every day. It is, therefore, nonsensical for it to talk about "human rights" and "isolation" of the DPRK.

The U.S. can never succeed in its moves to break the single-minded unity of the DPRK, obstruct the building of a thriving nation and stamp out the vital rights of its people by escalating "sanctions" and blockade under the pretence of "human rights issue."

It is a daydream for the U.S. to "isolate" the DPRK under the pretext of "human rights."
Politicians of the U.S. would be well advised to cogitate about the hopeless "human rights" racket and stop it if they have perception even a bit.
We cannot but warn the U.S. not to misjudge its rival. -0-


Rodong Sinmun Discloses U.S. Crimes of Helping Japan Step up Militarization

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Sunday in an article discloses the crimes the U.S. perpetrated by inciting Japan to militarization. Revealing their danger, the article of the paper continues:
The same situation as the one on the eve of the World War I in the 1910s and the Cuban missile crisis in the 1960s, which were recorded as the most critical situation in the 20th century, has been again created in Northeast Asia in the 2010s. This is a very serious development of situation.

For the past decades, the U.S. has shipped a lot of nuclear weapons to south Korea and got zealous in rearming Japan, a defeated country, in a bid to ignite the second Korean war in Northeast Asia. Now Japan has been emboldened by the U.S. to work hard to organize even ICBM forces.

The historical foundation that incited Japan to militarization was created by the U.S. which provoked the Korean war that helped the former achieve the "high-rate growth" of its economy.

Now Japan is rushing headlong into militarism on the basis of the foundation laid by the U.S.
At present the U.S. seeks to realize its wild ambition for dominating the world, forcing Japan to bear the burden of huge military expenditure for carrying out its pivot-to-Asia-Pacific strategy.

This is no more than a reckless criminal act to further incite Japan to militarization.
The Japanese reactionaries' wild dream for reviving the erstwhile empire can never come true.
They should drop such a wild ambition and make a bold decision to redeem its crime-woven past this year that marks the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat.


Rodong Sinmun Demands Disorganization of Anti-reunification Body in S. Korea

Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- A recent confession made by Jong Jong Uk, vice-chairman of the puppet Preparatory Committee for Unification, proves that it is a plot-breeding organization cooked up for achieving "unification under liberal democracy."

The puppet Ministry of Unification claimed that the north's "assertion about the south's preparations for achieving unification under liberal democracy was contrary to facts," letting loose a string of rhetoric that "it has steadily sought peaceful unification". It went the lengths of talking nonsense that its "preparations for unification" were not aimed at "isolating" the north but were to help it become a "member of the world community". It urged the north "to respond to the efforts for peaceful unification as soon as possible".

Rodong Sinmun Saturday observes in a commentary in this regard:
What the ministry ballyhooed is nothing but a clumsy excuse and shameless jargon made by the guys to escape public criticism at home and abroad as they are finding themselves in utter confusion due to the disclosure of their sinister scenario.

Hong Yong Phyo, newly-appointed puppet minister of Unification of south Korea, jabbered in his inaugural speech that he would "closely cooperate with the above-said committee," zealously patronizing it. His remarks are little short of his open declaration that he would persistently pursue the moves for achieving "unification under liberal democracy" contrary to the nation's desire.

It is the south Korean authorities who should work hard to achieve peaceful reunification.
The puppet forces should clearly understand that their frantic joint military exercises being staged against the north in collusion with the U.S. and their "human rights" campaign and scattering of leaflets malignantly hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership and the social system in the DPRK only escalate the confrontation of the social systems in the north and the south and bring the dark clouds of a nuclear war to hang over the Korean peninsula.

The south Korean authorities should stop making a mockery of the Korean nation under the signboard of "preparations for unification" and immediately disorganize the said committee as its true colors have been brought to light. -0-


U.S. Strategy to Dominate Asia-Pacific under Fire

Pyongyang, March 19 (KCNA) -The U.S. is working hard to act ruler of Asia-Pacific in this century.
Taking advantage of the changing world political structure and balance of forces, the U.S. is openly seeking to dominate the world in this strategic area while styling itself the "only superpower".

Obama, during his trips to various Asian countries in April last year, was busy carrying out the Asia-Pacific strategy aimed at putting the region under the U.S. control.

In Japan he formally declared that the issue of the island disputed between China and Japan came within the sphere of application of the U.S.-Japan security pact, confirming that it was quite natural for the U.S. forces to intervene in case of military conflict between China and Japan and backing Japan's willingness to exercise the "right to collective self-defense."

The U.S. didn't conceal its scenario to put its allies under its control and encircle and contain its rivals in Eurasia by indefinitely extending the transfer of the wartime operation control.

Entering this year, the U.S. regional strategy has entered the phase of full-fledged implementation.
Early in February the Obama administration announced a new "national security strategy" to be carried out in the two years to come, the remaining tenure of its office.

The keynote of the strategy calling for "redoubled efforts for carrying out rebalancing policy" toward Asia-Pacific is to carry out the regional policy with its further bolstered military muscle to meet the main interests of the U.S.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a hearing of the International Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives for examining the budget plan for fiscal 2016 held on Feb. 25 said that a budget amounting to 1.4 billion dollars was shaped pursuant to the pivot to Asia policy of the present U.S. administration.

The U.S. Department of Defense clarified that it would carry out a construction plan in the region, the biggest-ever since the end of World War II, as part of the enforcement of the pivot to Asia-Pacific policy.

According to it, projects for expanding the large-scale U.S. military bases will be carried out on Guam and in Phyongthaek of south Korea and Iwakuni and Okinawa of Japan.
The U.S. keeps 60 percent of its naval force in the region on a permanent basis and deployed more than 300 warships in Pacific or 60 percent of its warships.

The U.S. Department of Defense decided to spend 8.1 billion dollars for missile defense in 2016.
Such evermore undisguised arms buildup of the U.S. is part of the strategic steps being taken by the Obama administration to gain success in its hegemonic strategy at any cost before the end of its office as it set its pivot to Asia policy as a primary goal of its foreign policy.

The U.S. seeks a way for carrying out its aggressive Asia-Pacific strategy on the Korean peninsula.
The U.S. scenario to escalate the tension on the peninsula is part of its strategy to maintain and increase its military edge in Asia-Pacific and, furthermore, dominate the world.

The U.S. often cites "nuclear threat" from the DPRK and "its provocation" as a trite pretext for covering up the nature of its strategy for dominating Asia-Pacific and justifying it.
Vincent Stewart, director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, pinpointed the DPRK and China as the countries "posing biggest threat" in Asia-Pacific and groundlessly asserted that the nukes and missiles of the DPRK, in particular, pose serious "threat" to the U.S. and its allies.

The U.S. in its "quadrennial defense strategy review report" regarded the DPRK as the "worst foe" and declared its plan to "achieve a decisive victory" over the latter by force of arms. It openly revealed its brigandish wild ambition not to tolerate the ideology and social system of the DPRK, crying out for carrying out the "strategy for positively ratcheting up pressure on it," "executing a limited war and mapping out a plan for it" and the like.

At the beginning of the year, Obama declared "additional sanctions" against the DPRK as a "presidential executive order" and cried out for "toppling" the DPRK as early as possible.
The U.S. administration made it a policy to carry out the strategy seeking "collapse" of the DPRK, which is aimed to stamp out the ideology, system and sovereignty of the latter by using all levers such as "nukes," "human rights campaign," "cyber attack" and "freedom of expression."

Heavyweights of the U.S. political camp and its military bosses are getting desperate in the moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK, ballyhooing about re-listing the DPRK as "a sponsor of terrorism" and slapping "toughest additional sanctions" against it.

The U.S. and south Korea are staging Foal Eagle war games throughout south Korea in the wake of Key Resolve aimed at "occupying Pyongyang."
All north-targeted war scenarios worked out by the U.S. and the south Korean puppet warmongers such as the plan for jointly coping with local war and tailored deterrence strategy have been applied to the war drills.

What the U.S. seeks in its war exercises for invading the DPRK is to put the whole of the Korean peninsula, a strategically important region, under its control and thus dominate the world, no matter what codename and pretext it uses for staging them.

The U.S. aggressive strategy for dominating Asia-Pacific can never work on the DPRK.
The national power and military muscle of the DPRK, a guardian of the Korean nation and peace on the Korean peninsula, can never be compared with those in the 1950s.

The DPRK will never pardon the desperate war moves of the U.S. seeking to turn the peninsula into a theater for power scramble and a theatre of war which will cause the extermination of the Korean nation but will fight a final decisive battle in the showdown with the U.S. in the 21st century, not on the peninsula but in the U.S. mainland.
If any form of war, whether it is a local war or total war or a nuclear war, breaks out due to the arrogant and misjudged scenario of the White House to ignite a new world war on the Korean peninsula, the DPRK will never miss the chance and lead it to a great war for national reunification to put an end to the U.S. history of aggression. -0-


KCNA Commentary Slams Japan's Ambition for Grabbing Tok Islets

Pyongyang, February 27 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries' ambition for grabbing Tok Islets has gone beyond tolerance limit.
As already reported, an event of the "day of Takeshima (Tok Islets)" took place in Shimane Prefecture on Feb. 22, 10 years since the beginning of the event. Even a vice-ministerial government official took part in the event. It was mayhem to distort the history.

What matters is that in the wake of the event those obsessed with the ambition for overseas expansion are becoming evermore vociferous in their claim to Tok Islets.
Since the event videos dealing with Japan's unilateral claim to Tok Islets had been translated into 11 languages and have been shown.
Public opinion says it was carefully produced according to the report on Tok Islets worked out by experts on history and territorial matters. They say that the 10-point report "advises," to begin with, people and experts of the third country to conduct intensive propaganda that Tok Islets are part of the territory of Japan.

This is part of the crafty artifice to mislead world public.
Meanwhile, a Japanese right-wing medium called for promoting the regional event of the "day of Takeshima" to national one. This means making the scenario for grabbing of Tok Islets a main state policy.

Japan seems to calculate that its stubborn insistence would eventually prove successful in grabbing the land of other country in broad daylight.
It is an acknowledged fact that Tok Islets are part of the inviolable territory of Korea in the light of historical facts and from the viewpoint of international law.

Disclosed a few days ago was a secret document of the Japanese government which said that Japanese residents in 1905 recognized Tok Islets as land of Korea, proving the injustice of Japan's claim.
More than a hundred years ago the Japanese imperialists annexed Korea through threats, blackmail, appeasement and deception. Such method can never work at present.

If Japan persists in such poor charade, it will face the bitterest disgrace as it is the last and only war criminal state which has not yet settled its past crimes.
Japan would be well advised to give up its greedy ambition for grabbing the land of other country and make a sincere apology and reparation for its past history of aggression and plunder.

But regretfully, the Japanese reactionaries are shamelessly running amuck to embellish and distort the crime-woven history and the moves for territorial expansion, inviting strong criticism from the international community.


Rodong Sinmun Assails Park Geun Hye's Remarks on ¡®Human Rights¡¯ Issue of DPRK

Pyongyang, February 20 (KCNA) -- The south Korean chief executive, addressing the recent 48th central joint defence meeting, again pulled up the north over its non-existent "human rights" issue, talking about "international concern" over it and the like.

Rodong Sinmun Friday says in an article this is the revelation of the criminal plot of the south Korean puppet authorities to seek international cooperation in pressurizing the DPRK by misleading the public opinion through a persistent "human rights" racket.

The paper goes on: This goes to prove that their preoccupation is to do harm to the compatriots in the north in collusion with outsiders.
The south Korean authorities try hard to justify the validity of their anti-DPRK "human rights" racket, vociferating about "universally accepted value" but this only brings to light their traitorous nature and weakness.

Colonial stooges who cannot exercise any elementary sovereignty before foreign forces have neither qualifications nor face to talk about human rights.
South Korea is the world's worst tundra of human rights where the popular masses have their elementary human rights ruthlessly violated.

The south Korean authorities frequently embellish their social system as "liberal democracy" even though the dignity and rights of people are trampled down.
They cry out for "changes," pulling up the DPRK over its "human rights" issue. This is nothing but rhetoric to draw curtain over their worst human rights situation and expand their corrupt colonial dictatorship to the DPRK.

It is ridiculous for the pro-U.S. lackeys and confrontation maniacs to shelve their crimes and desperately kick up the "human rights" racket against the DPRK after reducing south Korea to a graveyard of democracy and human rights. This is no more than the last-ditch effort of a drowning man.