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KCNA Commentary Slams Wall Street Journal for Vitriol

Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) -- Days ago, the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal of the right conservative forces hurled mud at the DPRK again.
The March 27th issue of the paper let out such flurry of nonsense that the U.S. should set a regime change in the DPRK as a clear-cut policy target in order to check its nuclear development and discuss on the matter with someone.

For the DPRK this sounds as nothing but a scream made by those frightened by the invincible might of the DPRK making a long drive as the days go by as it is the last expedient conceived by the strategic losers in the DPRK policy.
The single-minded unity of the army and people around the leader and the party, powerful military muscle with nuclear force as its pivot and world-startling self-development capability are fully guaranteeing the invincibility and solidity of the government of the DPRK.

However, the U.S. fails to understand this reality acknowledged and envied by the world. It is the main cause of the repeated political and military setbacks the U.S. has sustained for the past several decades.

The DPRK shattered the myth about the "mightiness" of the U.S. and brought about the beginning of its downhill turn for the first time in history in the Korean War in the 1950s, the confrontation of rifles and nukes. And now it has emerged a nuclear power which no one can provoke.

No matter what rhetoric the undesirable forces in the U.S. may let out, failing to properly understand the highest strategic position of the DPRK, utterly insensitive to reality, its nuclear attack capability will grow stronger.
The U.S. is wholly accountable for the DPRK's access to nukes and their bolstering.

It was the U.S. that compelled the DPRK to have access to nukes and pushed it to their modernization so that it is possessed of H-bomb and standardized nuclear warheads. It has posed constant nuclear threat to the DPRK, pursuing an anachronistic hostile policy toward it.

The DPRK legitimately opted for having access to nukes for defending sovereignty, dignity and vital rights of the country in the present world where justice, equality and respect are violated and highhanded and arbitrary practices stalk.
The DPRK keenly realizes how just it was when it bolstered up the revolutionary armed forces for self-defence pivot of which is the nuclear force whenever it watches the U.S. and its vassal forces dare taking issue with its nuclear treasured sword of justice.

The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK, keeping the evil groups talking about "regime change" in the DPRK or echoing it within their sight, are fully determined to deal deadly nuclear blows at them.
The Wall Street Journal would be well advised to halt its foolish propaganda to hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and think about when or how the U.S. may disappear from the surface of the earth. -0-


U.S. Slightest Misjudgment of DPRK Will Lead It to Final Doom: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, March 13 (KCNA) -- The U.S. administration is floating a rumor that it is examining a way of mounting a preemptive attack on the DPRK.
Various media including VOA, CNN and the Wall Street Journal carried articles to the effect that the White House is now examining strategies targeting the DPRK ranging from preemptive attack to regime change, anticipating a military conflict on the Korean peninsula within a month or two.

It is against this backdrop that experts on the Korean issue are commenting in unison that the U.S. planned military attack on the DPRK is a crazy act of inviting irrevocable disasters.

Harry J. Kazianis, room chief for defense studies of the Center for the National Interest and researcher for national security of the Potomac Foundation, warned that attack aimed at removing the regime in north Korea will invite an irrevocable disaster. He asserted that military invasion of north Korea is a crazy act, adding north Korea, which is well aware of foolishness of Saddam Hussein who allowed the deployment of the world's most powerful war forces just at its doorstep, would not miss an opportunity but mount an attack by mobilizing all possible forces under its possession in case there is a sign of deployment of armed forces. He also said that if the U.S. is true in its decision to "overthrow" the regime in north Korea, there can be no reason for north Korea to tolerate, stressing that what should be taken into consideration is that north Korea has maintained its social system for over six decades to counter possible invasion by the U.S.

Researcher of Defense Priorities Bonnie Kristian in a commentary titled "No, let's not invade north Korea" said that the plan for a preemptive attack on north Korea will bring diverse disaster as it is a big blunder rather than a wise alternative. The commentary said that north Korea will decide on a powerful nuclear strike the moment it senses an imminent attack by the U.S., adding that it will be very stressful for the Trump administration to try to find out a solution to the issue of north Korea but military option will entail much greater danger let alone interests.

The chairman of the U.S. Council of Foreign Relations when interviewed by media, warned that the Trump administration is at crossroads of crucial choice of whether to co-exist with north Korea possessed of capabilities of attacking the U.S. or disable nuclear and missile capabilities of north Korea by use of military force.

This cannot but be wise advices to the Trump administration's hard-line stand toward the DPRK.
The present U.S. administration is repeating senseless policy of nuclear blackmail which would bring only defeat, from the outset of its office, far from drawing a lesson from the failed north Korea policy of the preceding regimes.

It has gone foolish to plan a preemptive attack while pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war by staging joint military drills with the south Korean puppet forces with the involvement of nuclear strategic assets like carrier task force, nuclear submarines, B-1B, B-52, B-2 strategic bomber triad.

The U.S. had better stop the foolish act of pricking its eyes with its own fingers.
Nothing can undermine the strategic position of the DPRK that has reached the highest level.

Now that the U.S. started dangerous nuclear war drills again, the DPRK has no option but to counter it with the toughest measures for bolstering the nuclear force as it had already declared.
If even a single shell is fired into the territory in which the sovereignty of the DPRK is exercised, the bases of aggression and provocation will be reduced to such debris that no living thing can be found.
The U.S. should properly understand that its slightest misjudgment about the DPRK will lead it to final doom. -0-


KCNA Commentary Slams Scrapping of Business Mobile Phones of High-ranking Officials in S. Korea

Pyongyang, February 15 (KCNA) -- It was recently disclosed that business mobile phones of high-ranking officials in south Korea are being physically scrapped, sparking off great furor.
Documents were massively destroyed at Chongwadae, the Intelligence Service and other power bodies of south Korea in the past, but it is the first time that even the business mobile phones of ministers and chiefs of agencies are scrapped.
Such farce of the south Korean puppet group is a cunning artifice conceived by Park Geun Hye and her yes men to destroy evidence proving their crimes being disclosed almost everyday.

As well known, not a few serious crimes of Park and her lackeys were proved by records in mobile phones after the outbreak of "Park Geun Hye-Choe Sun Sil scandal".
The contents of records in the mobile phone of Jong Ho Song, former chief secretary affiliated to Chongwadae, disclosed the true colors of Park, a puppet of female shaman Choe Sun Sil. The vice-chairman of the "National Federation of Businessmen" and An Jong Bom, former chief secretary for policy coordination of Chongwadae, responded to the investigation by the prosecution only after scrapping their mobile phones containing conversations and messages in a bid to destroy evidence proving their crimes.

With the doomsday of the Park regime drawing nearer, it is going busy with the above-said ruckus.
This is a mean attempt being made by those with guilty conscience.

It is hard fact that most of the incumbent ministers and chiefs of agencies who scrapped their mobile phones before any others are those who have shielded Park and Choe or have been suspected of being involved in the hideous scandal. This goes to prove that Park and her yes men are running the whole gamut of sinister intrigues to seek a way out.

South Korean opposition parties and personages of different social standings bitterly denounce the scrapping of mobile phones, branding it as "a stopgap measure to dodge the special investigation".
Nevertheless, a relevant person of the puppet Intelligence Service made excuses in a bid to fool the public, claiming that some of the numbers of former and incumbent high-ranking officials' phones leaked at the time of hacking attack of the north against the south Korean defense ministry in December last year and it proposed the replacement of business mobile phones to prevent the repetition of damage." However, south Koreans are spitting at the poor and disgusting behavior of the Park group vociferating about the "threat from the north" at the death-bed.

It was none other than the Intelligence Service which organized the mobile phone scrapping campaign and forced high-ranking officials to do so from the end of last year.
The IS has played the role of a shock brigade to check the impeachment of Park Geun Hye under the pretence of "coping with the north's hacking", and this brought to light that Chongwadae is the center of all criminal operations and conspiratorial plots.

It is the conservative group that should be thrown overboard to the last man as it is forsaken by the people.
The Park group's base campaign is only precipitating its doomsday. -0-


Possession of Powerful Strength Is Truth for Defending Sovereignty-KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, January 27 (KCNA) -- Japan launched military satellite Kirameki-2 on Jan. 24.
Kirameki-2, the first independent satellite of the Defence Ministry, will be reportedly used for commanding and controlling all units of the "Self-defence Forces" and information sharing among them.
Now the Japanese reactionaries insist that the purpose of the satellite launch is to contain the DPRK but it is clear to even a mere child that it is targeting the neighboring countries.

What matters is that the U.S. and its vassal forces, which cried out for "sanctions" after branding the DPRK's launch of satellite for peaceful purposes as a "provocation" and "threat", are keeping mum about the military satellite launch of Japan.
Under the double-dealing standard unilaterally set by the U.S., the bullying forces term the DPRK's legitimate exercise of satellite launch for peaceful purposes "illegal" and "provocation" but tacitly connive at some countries' satellite launch for clear military purposes. This is a common practice on the international arena at present.

The world political arena today turned into a theater of violence centered on big powers in which justice, truth, conscience, obligation, equality and respect gradually disappear and injustice, strong-arm politics, hegemony, arbitrary practices, aggression and domination prevail and the most elementary principle governing the international relations set by humankind under agreement are disregarded.

The U.S.-led imperialist forces resort to undisguised domination and interference, openly violating weak and small nations' sovereignty and the right to existence.
They insist on the jungle logic that other countries must not do what they do and even take issue with the sovereign states' legitimate right and legitimate exercise of sovereignty.

The "privileged" forces who lord it over the UN and other arenas of the world unilaterally handle all the issues to meet their interests in wanton violation of the independent requirements and interests of majority of the developing countries.

The trend of the situation surrounding the DPRK clearly reflects the epitome of the extremely unfair world politics.
The DPRK has been exposed to unprecedented nuclear threat and blackmail and political, economic and military pressure for decades for the mere reason that it has not yielded to the U.S. high-handed and arbitrary practices.

In recent years the U.S. openly cried out for "regime change" and "collapse of social system" while describing the DPRK's declaration of its possession of smaller H-bomb and its military measures for self-defence as "serious threat" and "provocation" to the world peace and security and hurling huge nuclear strike means into the Korean peninsula.

In the world which sees the rein of the jungle law whereby justice is branded as injustice if one is weak, the DPRK had access to nuclear weapons, prompted by its noble sense of obligation to defend the sovereignty and dignity of the nation more valuable than one's own life in the face of the high-handed and arbitrary practices of the U.S. and other big powers and usher in the historic era of independent reunification and peace and prosperity for all the generations to come by its own efforts.

It is the truth proven by history that one has to build up one's own strength in order to protect the dignity and sovereignty of the nation. -0-


KCNA Commentary on Unfair Double-dealing Standard

Pyongyang, January 17 (KCNA) -- Some countries are vying with each other to test-fire inter-continental ballistic rockets and all other types of rockets.
The international community is taking note of the fact that the U.S. and the UN Security Council have kept mum about those test-fires while cooking up brigandish "sanctions resolutions" over the regular rocket test-fire by the army of the DPRK and its exercise of the right to launch satellites for peaceful purposes, justified by international law, after labeling them "provocation" and "threat."

Acting by the double-dealing standard unilaterally set by the U.S. in its interests, the UN brands the legitimate exercise of the sovereignty by an independent country as "illegal" and its measure for self-defence "provocation". But some countries are allowed to conduct such test-fires, unhindered.
This is a reality on the UN arena at present.

This cannot but be the height of partiality and double-dealing standard and an expression of serious prejudice.
Each country and nation has the same commitments and the same right to exercise in international relations before the international community.

The application of double-dealing standard amounts to hideous arbitrary practices and it is nothing beneficial to the development of international relations at present.

A sovereign state's measures for bolstering up its military capabilities to defend its independence and territorial integrity can never be subject to criticism and interference by the world body under any circumstances.
However, the U.S. has unhesitatingly used its double-dealing standard against those countries aspiring after independence against imperialism with differing ideologies and social systems, utterly disregarding the mission and role of international law and international organizations in pursuance of world hegemony.

Owing to the U.S. reckless moves for bolstering up its nuclear force and modernizing them, the instability and danger of a nuclear war are now escalating on the earth and nuclear weapons states are improving their strategic nuclear forces both in quantity and quality to cope with them.
It was inevitable and entirely just for the DPRK to have had access to nuclear deterrent for self-defence and bolstered up it as it is always exposed to the direct nuclear threat of the U.S. at a time when even those countries having vast territories and big populations and huge economic potentials are giving top priority to the measures for reinforcing nuclear forces for state development and security.

In order to cope with the evermore escalating U.S. nuclear threat and blackmail, the DPRK succeeded in the test of first H-bomb, test-fire of various offensive means and nuclear warhead explosion and entered the final stage of the preparations for the inter-continental ballistic rocket and achieved signal successes in the field of strategic nuclear force.

The DPRK's measures for bolstering up nuclear force are self-defensive ones to cope with the U.S. vicious nuclear threat and blackmail. They reflect the determination of the army and people of the DPRK to counter nukes and ICBM in kind.
The DPRK has never recognized the unreasonable resolutions adopted by the UNSC against it with the U.S. double-dealing standard.

As long as the imperialists and hegemonic forces scheme to bring down the socialist system in the DPRK, it will further increase its military muscle, protect the peace and security of the country by its own efforts and invariably pursue its line in the future, too. -0-


KCNA Commentary Ridicules Hysteric Actions of S. Korean Military

Pyongyang, December 20 (KCNA) -- The south Korean warmongers are going ever more crazy with arms build-up in a bid to escalate confrontation with the compatriots in the north.
The south Korean puppet military purchased German-made air-to-ground missile Taurus while talking about the "precision attack on Pyongyang" in the wake of introduction of a U.S. nuclear submarine.

They are nothing but hysteric actions to get rid of extreme uneasiness caused by the ruinous situation at home and the reckless confrontation racket to seek a way out in escalating the tension.
The candlelight actions to judge Park Geun Hye now sweeping across south Korea are getting fiercer day by day to make a clean sweep of all traitors engrossed in sycophancy and acts of treachery, confrontation with compatriots and unpopular rule.

The south Korean military is seized with uneasiness and fear, foreseeing the tragic end of Park Geun Hye more dead than alive.
The puppet warmongers took the lead in selling off the nation's interests as evidenced by their acts of pushing the inter-Korean relations to the worst confrontational phase and leaving OPECON to the tender mercy of outside forces for an indefinite period at the instructions of Park, marionette of a shaman.

Much upset by the angered public pushing the Park group to the court of history hour by hour, the puppet military is working hard to seek a way out in escalating the tension at the instigation of its master.
Even in the grip of the worst crisis caused by the hideous scandal, the puppet military rapidly concluded an agreement on protecting military intelligence with Japan, the sworn enemy, and is working hard to conclude an agreement on logistic support with Japan.

Despite strong opposition to the THAAD deployment at home and abroad and the serious consequences to be entailed by it, the warmongers announced that they would complete it before May next year as demanded by their American master.
Meanwhile, they are staging ceaseless anti-DPRK war drills aimed at deliberately creating "security crisis" and "security unrest" in a bid to divert the public criticism elsewhere.

No sooner had the motion on impeachment of Park passed through the "National Assembly" than brass hats of the puppet military appeared at forefront units every day to make such war drumbeats as "strong and resolute counteraction" against the DPRK's "surprise provocation".
They held one war confab after another to cry out for "establishing mental and physical readiness" and beg the U.S. to "provide increased force for monitoring the north's moves" allegedly to cope with its "possible provocation."

At a time when its U.S. master is unable to sleep in peace for fear of the DPRK's powerful nuclear deterrent, the puppet military is getting frantic with the moves to escalate the tension and ignite a war. This reminds one of desperate wriggling of tiger moths before perishing in flames.
The warmongers would be well advised to ponder over their miserable end. -0-


KCNA Commentary Ridicules Japan, Human Rights Abuser

Pyongyang, December 10 (KCNA) -- The missing Japanese who were reportedly abducted by the DPRK are appearing one after another.
According to Sankei Shimbun, the public security department of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Agency announced on Dec. 1 that Masanori Katsuki, who went missing in Etogawa District, Tokyo, at the age of 36 in Feb. 1985 and had been believed to be kidnapped by north Korea, was found in Japan in the latter half of November when he is 68 years old.

Earlier in June last the Fukui Prefectural police disclosed that Kazuya Miyauchi whom they claimed to be abducted by north Korea in 1997 at the age of 32 was found in Japan.
Japan has become reckless in the human rights campaign against the DPRK over the "abduction issue" already settled.
The appearance of the missing persons in recent years glaringly reveals truth about Japan's serious human rights abuses in the eyes of the international community.

It is a well-known fact that whenever an opportunity presented itself, Japan behaved mischievously under the guise of a "victim of abduction".
The Japanese government has taken the lead in the anti-DPRK campaign, extending the sanctions against the DPRK every year which were imposed on it under the pretext of the "abduction issue." It is evading its apology and reparation for its unprecedentedly hideous crimes against humanity in a bid to calm down the voices of the international community demanding it redress them.

In fact, Japan is a serious human rights abuser who is not entitled to take issue with the DPRK.
In the past Japan forcibly drafted over 8.4 million young and middle-aged Koreans to force them to slave labor or hurled many of them into shambles of war of aggression as cannon fodder and massacred more than one million Koreans in cold blood. Moreover, it forced 200 000 Korean women into sexual slavery for the imperial Japanese army, violating their chastity.

This notwithstanding, Japan played a leading role in the fabrication of the U.S.-sponsored anti-DPRK "human rights resolution" in the UN, becoming more talkative about "human rights" than anybody else.
Japan is styling itself "champion of human rights" though it made not only the people of Korea but also other Asian nations shed blood. This reminds one of a wolf pretending to be a lamb.
Japan would be well advised to reflect on itself as it is bereft of any elementary moral justification and decency. -0-


KCNA Commentary Warns Japan of Its Revival of Militarism

Pyongyang, November 28 (KCNA) -- Japan decided to give a task for going into urgent action under the "security legislation" to the unit of the Ground "Self-Defense Force" to be dispatched to South Sudan at the ministerial meeting on Nov. 15. According to the "urgent action," it will start its operation from December 12.

This is a part of the reckless moves of the Japanese reactionaries to revive militarism escalating under the signboard of "peace-keeping activities."
Now the Japanese authorities claim that the new task is to "ensure peace and security in the region and it is a new step in the history of Self-Defense Forces (SDF) for international peace-keeping cooperation."

This is a serious mockery of the international community.
Explicitly speaking, Japan has no qualifications to talk about world peace and security. Japan is the war criminal state which imposed immeasurable misfortune and pain upon mankind in the first half of the last century and caused disastrous consequences to ensuring world peace and security.

Japan is the only country which has not yet sincerely admitted its crimes but evaded its obligation to make reparation to the victims.
Furthermore, Japan is going reckless obsessed with the daydream for becoming "the leader of East" by enforcing a law on war.

Japan expanded the sphere of action of the SDF which had been limited to surrounding areas of Japan to worldwide and made it possible to conduct military actions anywhere under the pretext of military support for the U.S. and other allies by amending the "Japan-U.S. Defence Cooperation Guidelines" and adopting the "security legislation".

The "law on the readjustment of peace and security legislation," one of the main contents of the "security legislation", is paving the way for SDF to join in a war ignited by the U.S. forces and other allied forces anywhere in the world.
That is why the "security legislation" is inviting strong opposition at home and abroad.
The Japanese reactionaries advertise that the "security legislation" is a peace law, but the Japanese people branded it as a law of war and oppose any action pursuant to it.

According to a recent opinion poll conducted by Kyodo News, most of the respondents said "no" to the task for "urgent action" in South Sudan.
Meanwhile, the participants in the rally held in Misawa City, Aomori Prefecture, strongly protested against the dispatch of forces to dangerous strife-torn areas abroad, saying that it is to make the government acquire concessions through war.

This reflects the instable mindset of the Japanese people that Japan would be embroiled in a war again through the revision of the constitution and overseas dispatch of the SDF being pushed forward by the Abe ruling quarters.
The international community neither asks nor wants Japan, which is reviving as an extremely dangerous aggression force and war force, to make contributions to world peace.

The new task for urgent action given to the Ground "Self-Defense Force" is a "new step" for war, not "international peace", revealing the militarist picture of Japan in the reckless moves once again.
The world people should heighten vigilance against Japan's bid to revive militarism, clearly understanding its danger. -0-


KCNA Commentary Assails U.S. Moves to Step up Deployment of THAAD in South Korea

Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is putting spurs to the moves for deploying THAAD despite the scandal-ridden political climate in south Korea.
Against the backdrop of the ceaseless disclosure of evidence of the scandal called "Choe Sun Sil Gate" that has driven traitor Park Geun Hye to a pretty fix, high-ranking officials of the U.S. Departments of State and Defense are noisily trumpeting about the projected THAAD deployment in south Korea.

The U.S. assistant secretary of State for East Asia-Pacific affairs was reported to have said at a press interview in Washington on Nov. 3 that "U.S.-south Korea alliance would remain strong as has been for 60 odd years despite any political climate in Seoul" and "there would be no change in the major priority tasks of the alliance including the projected deployment of THAAD."

The commander of the U.S. forces in south Korea reaffirmed at a lecture in Seoul on Nov. 4 the earlier deployment of THAAD though it had been scheduled for late 2017, asserting "the U.S. is strongly willing to push ahead with the deployment of THAAD in south Korea and it is expected to be deployed in 8 to 10 months to come." He openly blustered the scale of THAAD to be deployed in south Korea would be bigger than the one on Guam.
This reveals the greedy nature of the Yankee "gentlemen" persistently seeking their strategic interests only even at a time when their hand-raised Park's regime is on the verge of collapse.

For the U.S., traitor Park is no more than a dog-like colonial slave fawning upon her master to prolong her remaining days.
The U.S., being indifferent to the plight of Park who is more dead than alive after being forsaken by the people and to the chaos of the south Korean society, seeks to deploy THAAD earlier at any cost by pressurizing her regime and thus turn south Korea into a hotbed of nuclear war.

THAAD deployment is part of the foolhardy arms buildup of the U.S. to secure absolute military edge over major big powers.
The U.S. concedes that it cannot hold political and military hegemony in the region unless it sets up a perfect MD system and modernizes its forces to be strong enough to neutralize the attack capability of the rapidly developing regional powers.

The projected THAAD deployment is a risky move to invite a new Cold War in Asia-Pacific as it will upset the strategic balance in the region, directly containing China and Russia by force of arms.

An arms race and a new Cold War are looming in Asia-Pacific with the projected THAAD deployment as a momentum.
That's why the countries around the Korean peninsula are exerting efforts to bolster their military capability to cope with the deployment of THAAD, keeping high vigilance against it with growing concern.

No wonder, China and Russia have opted for an all-out offensive to halt the deployment, contending that THAAD would seriously upset the strategic equilibrium in the region and disturb their strategic security and interests.
U.S. politicians had better drop their anachronistic wild ambition for dominating the world, though belatedly, if they are far-sighted. -0-


KCNA Commentary Accuses Obama Group of Invective Hurting Dignity of DPRK

Pyongyang, October 29 (KCNA) -- The Obama group before retirement are expending their last efforts in their campaign to hurt the dignity of the DPRK.
Warlike boss Obama at the UN General Assembly cried out for forcing the DPRK to pay a "high price." The U.S. secretary of State and the assistant secretary of State called the dignified DPRK "illegal and illegitimate regime".
Evil words spit by the ignorant Obama group obsessed with ill-intended inveterate repugnancy toward the DPRK are very hackneyed ones mouthed by them as chronic ill during the whole period of their term.

Great irony is the poor image of the Obama group grumbling about the DPRK just before retirement as people say that habit is a second nature.
A string of invective let out by the Obama group is nothing but gibberish talked by those who are more dead than alive as they are in a miserable position to leave its failed policy towards the DPRK to the next administration, after suffering bitter setbacks in the political and military standoff with it.

As its hostile policy toward the DPRK proved to be a total failure, the Obama administration has no alternative but to leave the issue of "its legacy" called "DPRK capable of mounting a nuclear attack on the U.S. mainland" to be settled by the next administration.
Obama has persisted in nuclear blackmail and military threat and unprecedented sanctions against the DPRK, with the wild ambition for stifling it. This only pushed the DPRK to nuclear weaponization at a high level and emergence of a full-fledged nuclear power with the strongest nuclear strike capability.

After all, the reckless remarks made by the Obama group from the beginning of his term ended up admitting and hyping its heavy defeat.
"Due punishment" of someone much touted by Obama since he took power is now directed to the U.S. mainland. It has forced the DPRK to make a "cool option", but the latter is now dictating the former to choose between rolling back its hostile policy toward the latter and going to ruin.
Even American politicians sharply criticize almost every day the Obama administration, saying that its policy for invading the DPRK called "strategic patience" has gone totally bust as it pushed the DPRK to "strengthening its system" and "taking nuclear weapons".

It is the nature of a silly dog to bark at the jaw of death.
The more malignantly the Obama group lets out invective to save its face under the eyes of the world, the more saliently it will reveal the wretched and pitiable plight of the loser.
The Obama group would be well advised to behave with prudence and self-control and pack and leave the White House earlier in order not to suffer bitterer shame and setback.
The American politicians had better draw a lesson from the policy failures of the Obama administration. -0-


Japan's Moves to Emerge Military Giant Should Not Be Allowed: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, September 24 (KCNA) -- Japan's moves to emerge a military giant have reached a grave phase.
Recently the Defense Ministry of Japan formally announced that the first joint drill of fighters of the Japan Air "Self-Defense Force" and the UK Air Force would be held in the sky above Japan from the middle of October.

This is part of the moves of the Japanese reactionaries to convert Japan into a military giant as they are working hard to realize their militarist ambition at any cost with the backing of the U.S. keen to dominate the world. They are naturally arousing high vigilance among regional countries.
No matter what fig-leaf Japan uses to hide the nature of the projected drill, no country in the region would be taken in by it.

Japan is a war criminal which imposed immeasurable misfortune and pain upon the Asian people including Koreans through ceaseless wars of aggression in the last century.
Japan is the only shameless country in the world which has persistently denied its state obligation to make an apology and reparation to those countries which suffered from its aggression, refusing to admit its crimes in the past.

Nevertheless, Japan is putting spurs to the moves to turn itself into a military giant though it is the defeated nation which is banned from having any right to belligerency or right to participate in a war and a regular army by its Constitution.
Japan expanded to worldwide the scope of actions of its "Self-Defense Forces" (SDF) which had been limited to its vicinity through the revision of the "Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation Guidelines" and adoption of "security legislation". It is now allowed to exercise the "right to collective self-defense" under the pretext of military support to allies.

The present Japanese government is going busy developing and purchasing modern weapons and equipment. It shaped a defense budget for fiscal 2017 amounting to 51.6 billion U.S. dollars, an all-time high in its history. Its SDF is staging ceaseless military drills in the sky and on the ground and sea.

Japan has never dropped its wild ambition for becoming "leader of East Asia" with the backing of big powers. Just as Japanese public disclosed, "the ulterior goal of the Abe Cabinet is to fight a war alongside the U.S., unhindered overseas."
In-fight tankers will be massively involved in the upcoming joint drill, going beyond the scope of "defending the territory." This fact clearly shows Japan's militarist ambition for reinvading Asian countries.

It is as clear as noonday that what horrible misfortune and pain will bring to humankind if Japan ignites a war of aggression again.
Japan is, indeed, a destabilizing factor and fascist state in the East as it is creating military tension in Asia and gravely threatening world peace and security.

What should not be overlooked is that the UK is joining in the criminal moves of the Japanese reactionaries.
The UK's intention to let its fighter jets fly in the sky above the areas around the Korean Peninsula thousands of kilometers away from its mainland is a very dangerous action zealously spurring Japan's militarization and helping realize its ambition for reinvasion.

The UK suffered huge damage due to fascism in the last century and was subject to disgrace of offering cannon fodder to the U.S. during the Korean War. However, it is acting in concert with Japan under the baton of the U.S. again, oblivious of the lesson taught by history. This is an act of tarnishing its image itself.
And it is as good as betraying the international community opposed to fascism and war.
Japan's above-said moves will only face stronger rebuff and opposition from the peoples of Asia and the rest of the world. -0-


EU Countries' Arms Sale to Mideast Will Only Stoke Instability and Confrontation: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, August 15 (KCNA) -- European countries' recent massive arms sales to the Mideast countries where the situation remains complicated are arousing concern of the international community.
Shortly ago, Germany announced a plan to sell torpedo boats, submarines and tanks worth billions of euros to Egypt, Kuwait, Oman and other countries in the wake of its approval of sale of 48 patrol boats to Saudi Arabia. France made contracts with Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait and other countries last year on sale of fighter jets, attack copters and frigates worth about 8 billion euros and began the delivery of the jets. Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and other east European countries sold various type weapons worth 1.2 billion euros to dispute-torn Mideast countries including Syria and Yemen.

According to a report released by international survey organizations, a lot of weapons exported by east European countries for the past 4 years are being used by terrorist organizations like "Islamic State".
The European public and media are terming the arms sales of European countries an "act of exporting death." They comment that the situation in the war-torn Mideast including civil wars in Syria and Yemen are tragic consequences of the irresponsible arms export policy by the governments of European countries.

This goes to prove that the reckless arms sales of European countries have become another factor of increasing tensions and fostering human rights abuses in the dispute-torn Mideast.

The above-said increasing arms sales are illegal and unethical acts quite contrary to the codes concerning arms export established by them and the ardent desire of humankind for peace and stability.
EU arms export regulations stipulate that export of military technology and supplies should be banned in case they may be used for sparking or prolonging armed clashes and escalating tensions in the country which purchased them.

Laws of European countries concerning arms control ban arms sale if weapons create the danger of wrecking peace or being used for a war.
As European countries massively sold weapons to dispute-torn Mideast for raking up profits in disregard of those regulations, the situation is getting tenser and the refugee crisis is now beyond control.
Their sale of offensive weapons to south Korea, in particular, is resulting in escalating reckless confrontation to disturb regional peace and security.

In the past European countries talked about "stability of situation" and "peace" louder than any others. Politicians of Europe said that Europe would make a positive contribution to bringing about detente and promoting the peace process on the Korean peninsula.

It is, indeed, preposterous for European countries to take issue with the DPRK over its just steps for self-defence, terming them "violations of international law."
European countries would be well advised to keep mum if they are not in a position to do anything helpful to ensuring peace on the Korean peninsula. -0-


Korean People Will Surely Force Japan to Pay for Its Crimes down through Generations- KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- It is 71 years since the defeat of the Japanese imperialists who inflicted untold misfortune and pain upon the Korean nation and other Asian people.
Japan is, however, adding to its past crimes, refusing to redeem its crime-woven past even now.

The Japanese imperialists invaded Korea and desperately worked to exterminate the Korean nation in a sinister bid to realize its wild dream of "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere."
The Japanese imperialists' massacres of Koreans were the most heinous and shuddering crimes against humanity that baffled human imagination.

They mercilessly killed in all brutal manners the Koreans who resisted against their invasion of Korea.
They made no scruple of reducing even peaceable inhabitants to victims of their scenario for dominating Asia.

Their massacre of Koreans in the wake of the Kanto great quake was clear evidence proving Japan's mass killings of Koreans committed out of chauvinism.
According to data of the Japanese "government-general in Korea" only, at least 23 000 Koreans were killed in the wake of the quake.

The Japanese imperialists forcibly took more than 8.4 million young and middle-aged Koreans to battle fields for aggression and slave labor sites. They abducted 200 000 Korean women, forcing them into sexual slavery. Many of them were mercilessly killed.
They made no scruple of committing such shuddering cannibalism as eating flesh of young Koreans in shambles of war during the Pacific War.
More than a million young and middle-aged Koreans lost their lives in battle fields and slave labor sites of the Japanese imperialists.

The horrible massacres committed by the Japanese imperialists were vividly manifested in mercilessly killing 146 000 out of 200 000 Korean women forced into sexual slavery.
The massacres committed by the Japanese barbarians were the most hideous crimes against humanity unprecedented in history of any country in the world.

The unimaginably thrice-cursed massacres were not perpetrated by them during the modern times and their colonial rule over Korea only.
Their brutal massacres of Koreans dated back to the period of Koryo Kingdom when they launched invasion of it and their ferocity and brutality reached their height during the Imjin Patriotic War (1592-1598).

The shuddering massacres perpetrated by Japanese murderers throughout centuries were genocides to exterminate the Korean nation and build a criminal state, kingdom of murderers on the land of Korea.

The Japanese murderers' mass killings were unprecedentedly monstrous crimes against humanity that put into the shade the Yankees' mass killings of Indians, Hitler fascist junta's genocide of Jews in the light of organized backing from the state, persistence and scale of killings and cruelty in their methods.

Nevertheless, the Japanese reactionaries, far from making a sincere apology to the Korean people and the world for their crimes against humanity, have persistently distorted history by denying and embellishing it and pursued their policy hostile to the DPRK.

In particular, the reactionaries are resorting to anti-DPRK "human rights" racket and the moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK, hyping the "issue of abduction" which was already settled by the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration. They openly reveal their wild ambition to launch reinvasion.

All facts go to prove that Japan works hard to evade its state responsibility for making apology and reparation for all crimes committed against the Korean people, while scheming to realize at any cost the old dream of "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere" by imbuing the Japanese society with hostility toward the DPRK and militarism.

The Japanese imperialists' colonial rule over Korea ended long ago but Japan's history of unethical crimes has not ended at all.
If Japan persists in its moves for reinvasion, far from drawing a lesson from its crime-woven history, it will commit more indelible crimes against humanity to which no statue of limitation is applicable.

Gone are the days when Japan occupied and dominated other's land in a brigandish manner.
The service personnel and people of the DPRK will surely force the sworn enemy Japan to pay dearly for its thrice-cursed crimes down through generations. -0-


KCNA Commentary Demands U.S. Roll back Its Hostile Policy toward DPRK

Pyongyang, July 4 (KCNA) -- Recently, a vice-director of an institute for international political and military studies in a Western country termed the row of "sanctions" being kicked up by the U.S. against the DPRK over the latter's access to nukes and rocket launches for self-defence the height of double and treble standards unreasonable in the light of international law.

Not a few Western media including Yahoo News and Reddit of the U.S. made analysis and comments, claiming that no matter how frequently the UNSC may release "sanctions resolutions" and press statements, they cannot hold anything in check, to say nothing of the DPRK's rocket launches, a proof that "sanctions" themselves prove unworkable.

This tells that the fair-minded international community is acknowledging the illegality of the U.S. "sanctions" against the DPRK and their inevitable bankruptcy.
With no rhetoric to paint its anti-DPRK "sanctions" as ones for peace and security can the U.S. put under carpet the criminal nature of its vicious hostile moves against the DPRK.

The U.S. kept mum about the satellite launch conducted by south Korea with other's help in January 2013. In 2012 it allowed south Korea to expand its missile firing range so that it might put the whole territory of the DPRK within its firing range and strike it.
The U.S. is getting desperate in its nuclear blackmail and modernization of its nuclear force in a bid to stifle the DPRK and dominate the world but is working hard to ratchet up the "sanctions" against the DPRK over its steps for self-defence which are just in the light of international law.

In a word, its "sanctions" racket is nothing but a hideous scenario for aggression as it is aimed to suffocate the economy of the DPRK and deteriorate the overall material and cultural life of its people under the pretext of scuttling its nuclear and missile programs and thus realize the wild ambition for stifling it, a main link in Washington's chain efforts for dominating the world.

It is quite natural that the U.S. illegal moves against the DPRK being stepped up pursuant to the outrageous hostile policy toward it are sparking strong protest and denunciation from the DPRK and the world public.
The service personnel and people of the DPRK have turned Juche Korea into the only independent, self-supporting and self-developing great power in the world despite the "harshest sanctions" of the U.S. imperialists and their vassal forces.

The DPRK has emerged a nuclear power in the East possessed of miniaturized, light and diversified nukes and the strongest military power with medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket of its own style.
The more desperate efforts being made by the U.S. to escalate its "sanctions" and pressure upon the DPRK would only compel the latter to further bolster up its capabilities for self-development and retaliatory nuclear strike.
The U.S. anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK will only precipitate its miserable self-ruin. -0-


KCNA Commentary Ridicules Park Geun Hye's Burlesque

Pyongyang, June 9 (KCNA) -- The south Korean chief executive Park Geun Hye who had expended all her energies for soliciting "cooperation in the campaign to force the north to dismantle nukes" during her recent junket to Africa was so seriously exhausted that she was administered intravenous drip injection and had a rest.

She had drip injections when she visited Canada and took part in the UN General Assembly in September, 2014 and when she visited American countries in April last year all to beg for cooperation in her moves for escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north. These became a laughing stock of the international community.

Touring African countries this time, too, Park cried out for "consistent reaction of the international community" while terming the nuclear development of the DPRK "a serious threat to the world peace". Her trip was clearly aimed at escalating confrontation with the DPRK as she disclosed her despicable intention to slander the fellow countrymen in utter disregard of to whom she was talking and how they are responding to her.

What she did during her junket to Africa touched off indignation and rage of all the Koreans as she stooped to any infamy to serve the purpose of garnering support for her policy for confrontation with the DPRK from outsiders and doing harm to her fellow countrymen through conspiracy with outsiders.

Sophism and vituperation of Park are just the symptom of confrontational maniac on the deathbed totally bereft of normal thinking and judging faculties. They are just hysteric fit to cover up the sacred mission and peace-loving nature of the nuclear weapons of the DPRK and to keep afloat the cooperation in the efforts to escalate confrontation with the DPRK.

She hurled mud at the DPRK's line for simultaneous development of the two fronts and its measure for bolstering capabilities for self-defence and worked hard to build up international public opinion over the non-existent "threat." By doing so she sought to justify her long bankrupt policy for confrontation with the DPRK and do harm to and stifle the fellow countrymen at any cost with the help of outsiders.

The DPRK's nuclear deterrence is neither a means for negotiations nor a bargaining chip for getting something.
Our nuclear weapons are a treasured sword for peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and peace in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world, and are also treasure common to the nation which guarantees the nation's reconciliation and reunification.

It is quite natural for the DPRK to bolster deterrence for self-defence in every way with the nuclear weapons as a backbone to cope with the open threat of war from the aggressors and provokers, and no one is entitled to slander this.
To deny the DPRK's line on simultaneous development of the two fronts and its measure for bolstering capabilities for self-defence is a denial of the political system in the DPRK and an insult to its dignity and sovereignty.

It is foolhardy for Park to dare try to do harm to the DPRK through mendicant diplomacy by frequently visiting outsiders. No matter how frequently she stages rackets for isolating and stifling the DPRK in collusion with outsiders, they will only bring her curse and denunciation from the nation and shame in the world eyes.
Park had better drop the unrealizable ambition for forcing "the north to scrap nuclear weapons" and properly face up to the world and behave herself. -0-


KCNA Commentary Censures Park Geun Hye for Pursuing Policies, Bogged down in Ditch

Pyongyang, May 2 (KCNA) -- Park Geun Hye, the nation's trouble maker, keeps pursuing disgusting policies, bogged down in a ditch.
Grudge is running high against traitor Park Geun Hye who totally failed in politics and economy and brought the inter-Korean relations to a total collapse. Against this background she recently brought together human scum as part of the charade to maintain the regime, bringing to light her despicable and disgusting true colors to make matters worse.

Of late south Korean media disclosed that Chongwadae instructed the "Oboi Yonhap", notorious ultra-rightist conservative body, through the executive officer of its office of the chief secretary for political affairs, to hold a meeting supporting the humiliating "agreement" on the issue of sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army early this year and let the "National Businessmen's Association" (Jongyongryon), the group of plutocrats, and other organization to provide funds to the above-said body.

It was said that the amount of the funds the "Oboi Yonhap" received from Jongyongryon in the name of "operation fund" from September to November, 2014 reached 120 million won.
This is a true story about her foul politics.
Park's affection for the "Oboi Yonhap" deserves an ill-fame.
She is apt to call this ultra-rightist conservative group each time she makes a trouble as she finds it perfectly suited to her treacherous and unpopular political motive.

The south Korean puppet group struck a "deal" on the issue of sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army at the talks with the Japanese foreign minister in Seoul late last year. This sparked off criticism among Koreans and other people of the world for being the "second south Korea-Japan treaty."

At the talks Japan, in fact, denied the responsibility for its past crimes and evaded the reparation for them by uttering the ambiguous word of "apology" and making the promise to offer a petty amount of financial aid while the south Korean traitors overlooked Japan's distortion of history and promised to remove the statue of a girl sexual slave for the Imperial Japanese Army standing in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul and stop the accusation against Japan in international arenas, thrice-cursed acts of treachery.

The "agreement" made between the south Korean regime and the Japanese reactionaries was the height of the former's sycophancy towards Japan and craftiness and shamelessness peculiar to Japan.

When rallies and demonstrations demanding the total nullification of the criminal "agreement" took place in south Korea almost every day and the public became ever more vocal critical of it, the Park group gave an instruction to the "Oboi Yonhap" to hold a rally in support of the "agreement" and let the plutocrats give it a generous reward for the event.
Chongwadae has hurled a group of human scum into the operations for eliminating the public figures with different political views from it.

In January last year ultra-rightist conservative elements affiliated to the "Oboi Yonhap" thronged to the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office and demanded it impose a heavy penalty on Ri Sok Gi, lawmaker from the former Unified Progressive Party.
It was none other than the Park Geun Hye group of traitors who prodded the old members of the "Oboi Yonhap" and "the Society of Victims of Defoliants" and other ultra-rightist conservative gangsters into staging a "rally denouncing the followers of the north" in the heart of Seoul and conducting the operations for scattering leaflets against the compatriots in the north.

The Park group has been behind those who have zealously backed the conservative forces in their hysteric counteractions against the anti-"government" struggles of people of various circles in south Korea.
Park is a poor political charlatan keen on the trite political campaign by relying on the ultra-right maniacs forsaken by the public.
Her fate has already been sealed in the political landscape in south Korea becoming ever more corrupt with each passing day. -0-


U.S. Is Wholly to Blame for Tension on Korean Peninsula- KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- The highest-ever tension is prevailing and a nuclear war is looming on the Korean peninsula.
Commenting on it, the Algerian newspaper El Khabar said:

The U.S. and south Korea have staged joint military drills on the Korean peninsula every year only to keep the regional situation tense but the situation is the tensest-ever this year. It is because the on-going joint drills are targeting the supreme leadership of the north.

The chairman of the World Peace Council said that the U.S. and its allies are pursuing the sinister goal of bringing down the socialist system of Pyongyang by force, adding it is part of Washington's scenario to carry out its strategy of dominating Asia and a war scenario against independent countries.

The chairman of the Al Hadi Islam Propaganda Organization of Iran blamed the U.S. for persisting in reckless nuclear threat and blackmail against the DPRK for decades.
This is the unanimous view of the international community on the aggressive nature and gravity of the joint military drills being staged by the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces.

The on-going biggest-ever nuclear war drills involving huge troops of the U.S. and south Korea and all nuclear strategic weaponry of the U.S. are seriously harassing peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in other parts of the region.
The gravity is that the drills are aimed to realize the hideous criminal scenario of eliminating the supreme leadership of the DPRK that represents the destiny, future and life of the Korean people.

The "operation for advancing into the depth of the north", "operation for occupying Pyongyang", "beheading operation" and "precision strike drill" were openly staged.
This reckless saber-rattling of the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces is the most undisguised blatant challenge to the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and an open declaration of war against it.

The reality clearly proves what is the root cause of the touch-and-go situation prevailing on the Korean peninsula.
It is entirely attributable to the U.S.-south Korea joint military drills and the hostile policy being pursued by the White House toward the DPRK.

The U.S. is now busy making profound confusion of right and wrong by creating impression that the tension on the Korean peninsula was caused by the DPRK's access to nuclear weapons. But this is no more than rhetoric to cover up the aggressive scenario of the U.S. administration to "topple" the DPRK dynamically advancing, holding aloft the banner of independence, and lay a springboard for dominating the region.

The DPRK's access to nuclear weapons is a due measure for self-defence to cope with the outrageous military threat being posed by the U.S. to seriously impair the dignity and prestige of the DPRK and to wantonly abuse the right of its people to existence.

The U.S. is the arch criminal that compelled the DPRK to have access to nuclear weapons and bolster them up.
When the U.S. gets more desperate in pursuing its nuclear war strategy and goes more reckless in its joint war drills to carry it out, the DPRK's nuclear deterrent gets stronger.

The DPRK's nuclear weapons are symbolic of justice and peace.
The DPRK's bolstering its nuclear weapons strike capability is entirely designed to increase its muscle for deterring the aggression and war of the U.S.-led hostile forces and thus prevent the nuclear disaster on the Korean peninsula.

The DPRK has never invaded other countries and the Korean people set store by peace more than any others.
If the U.S.-south Korea joint war drills targeting the supreme leadership of the DPRK show any slight sign of going over into an actual war, the DPRK will launch a merciless preemptive nuclear attack to reduce the enemy bases to ashes. This is the firm will of the service personnel and people of the DPRK.
The DPRK will no longer tolerate the reckless nuclear war drills of the U.S. and the south Korean puppet group. -0-


KCNA Slams Japan's Reckless Moves for Militarism

Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Abe is persistently pursuing Japan's militarism and reinvasion.
This is evidenced by his undisguised utterances utterly disregarding and strongly criticizing the "bill on repeal of the security legislation" jointly introduced by opposition parties recently and his threatening remarks that in case its repeal is allowed, it would greatly hurt the Japan-U.S. alliance.

This is an extremely reckless act of a war servant working with bloodshot eyes to realize Japan's wild ambition for militarization and reinvasion, going against the trend of the times.
Voices critical of the "security legislation" have grown stronger before and after its adoption for its gravity.
Not only some Asian countries but the West are expressing uneasiness and concern over Japan's emergence as a country capable of fighting a war again and strong rebuff is being voiced within Japan, too.

Rallies and demos have been staged in different parts of Japan and broad social and media circles as well as the ruling Liberal Democratic Party are calling for the abrogation of the legislation. A "lawsuit meeting" was set up to file a suit with local courts across Japan against unconstitutional legislation. Opposition parties' demand for the abolition of the legislation reflects the people's wishes to live in peace free from a war.

Despite such unanimous rebuff and denunciation of the public inside and outside Japan, Abe strongly chided the anti-war forces, asserting the justice of the "legislation" under the pretext of "tightened Japan-U.S. alliance". This clearly indicates what phase his wild ambition for militarism and hegemony has reached.

By origin, the "legislation" is a product of despicable collusion between the U.S. and Japan. The former is keen to carry out its strategy for dominating Asia and the rest of the world, using Japan as a shock force, and the latter is working hard to implement its scenario to invade other countries with the backing of the former.

Militarist Japan is mulling creating politico-military and legal conditions for launching overseas aggression any moment without any legal hurdles, pursuant to the U.S. scenario for dominating the world, and, on this basis, kicking off operation for reinvasion.
This is why the Japanese authorities are vociferating about full performance of the function of Japan-U.S. alliance, increase of deterrence and firmer guarantee for Japan's security by the force of the "security legislation".

Japan has built up its military muscle for overseas aggression under the patronage of the U.S. for the past several decades since its defeat. The "Self-Defense Forces", the second largest aggression forces after the U.S. forces in the West, are set to conduct military operations everywhere in the world and be deployed overseas any time under the pretext of assisting the U.S. troops, pursuant to the war law.

Japan has not yet shaken off the ill-fame as an enemy state after committing hideous crimes against humanity and war crimes though seven decades have passed since its defeat. Yet it is enforcing the "security legislation" while talking abut "Japan's security" and "its contribution to global peace and stability" with the backing of the U.S., chieftain of aggression. Its advocacy of such law is the height of impudence.

The "legislation" is an inevitable product of the extremely conservative politics of the present chief executive who regards militarism as his political idea and philosophy.
Japan's moves for aggression threatening peace and security of mankind are an unpardonable war crime as it brought unspeakable misfortune and pain to the Korean and other Asian people in the past.

War and peace can never go together. With no rhetoric can the Japanese authorities justify their militarism and war policy.
Japan's justification of the "legislation" is undoubtedly an extremely dangerous act of jeopardizing global peace and security as well as the destiny of Japan.
The present Japanese chief executive had better behave prudently, well aware that Japan's reckless militarization and overseas aggression would bring destruction to it in the end. -0-


KCNA Commentary Urges Hostile Forces to Give up Daydream

Pyongyang, March 7 (KCNA) -- The UN Security Council adopted "resolution of harsh sanctions" against the DPRK over its bolstered nuclear deterrence for self-defence and its successful launch of earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-4.
The "resolution" can never represent the fair requirements of the international community as it was an outrageous hostile act of illegalizing the independent right of a sovereign state, and the DPRK has never been bound to such "resolutions" lack of justice and impartiality.
That is why recently former U.S. high-ranking officials and experts on Korean affairs share the view that sanctions would not help settle any issue.

Australian National University posted on its website EASP ASIA FORUM a meaningful article contributed by Joseph Dethomas, former assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of State who is professor of international affairs of Pennsylvania University.

The article said that the "sanctions" against north Korea is little short of hammering in vain.
The U.S., south Korea and Japan switched over to the policy of additional sanctions from the policy of "strategic patience" to force north Korea to scrap its nuclear and missile programs but they had better desist from expecting any results as it is unrealistic to force such a thing on north Korea, the article urged.

The opinion that a decade-long UN sanctions failed to prevent nuclear tests and missile launches of the DPRK came from officials concerned of the UN.
UN experts are raising serious questions about the effectiveness of UN sanctions against the DPRK, holding that sanctions failed to prevent the north from bolstering the nuclear and missile capabilities.

The U.S.-led sanctions against the DPRK are the worst human rights abuse as they are disregarding international law and the norms governing the relations among countries.

A series of international treaties and resolutions brand the encroachment upon the sovereignty of other country and its economic independence, any measure of threatening and pressuring the economic arteries of other country and economic sanctions against other country as acts of aggression and violation of international law.

John Ging, operation director of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, answering the questions raised by media at the UN headquarters, expressed concern about the UNSC sanctions against the DPRK.

From the historical point of view the U.S. has persisted in its moves for systematic and overall sanctions against the DPRK in all fields of the society and economy such as trade, finance and investment in a bid to isolate and stifle it.

It is getting more hell-bent on its war moves to bring down the socialist system in the DPRK by force of arms by weakening its military potential and securing a pretext for igniting a war of aggression against it.
However, the U.S. sanctions and pressure on the DPRK that have lasted for more than a half century went bust.

The DPRK ranked itself among countries possessed of H-bomb and satellite launchers despite persistent political and military pressure, threat and blockade of the imperialist allied forces. This reality clearly proves that sanctions no longer work on the DPRK.
It is a daydream for the hostile forces to break the will of the DPRK through such sanctions. -0-


US secretly agreed to N. Korea talks before nuke test-AFP

Tuesday 23 February 2016

WASHINGTON: The US government secretly agreed to talks with North Korea aimed at formally ending the Korean War just days before Pyongyang conducted a nuclear test, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The talks were offered despite a longstanding condition that North Korea first move to cut its nuclear arsenal. Instead the nuclear weapons program was to be part of the talks, the Journal said in its Monday edition.

The 1950-1953 Korean War ended in an armistice, but no formal peace treaty.
The US State Department acknowledged the exchange, insisting that it was in accordance with US goals.
¡°To be clear, it was the North Koreans who proposed discussing a peace treaty,¡± State Department spokesman John Kirby told the Journal.
¡°We carefully considered their proposal, and made clear that denuclearization had to be part of any such discussion,¡± said Kirby. He said the North rejected this.
¡°Our response to the North Korean proposal was consistent with our longstanding focus on denuclearization,¡± Kirby said.

The Journal, citing unnamed US officials familiar with the events that took place at the United Nations, said the rapprochement broke down when North Korea conducted its nuclear test in January.
The newspaper said that this was one of several failed efforts to discuss denuclearization with North Korea made during President Barack Obama¡¯s second term in office.

Pyongyang shocked the world and earned a global rebuke in January when it announced it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.
On Feb. 6 it defiantly launched a satellite-bearing rocket, a move the West sees as a cover for a ballistic missile test in violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
On Feb. 18 Obama signed off on new sanctions against North Korea to punish the reclusive Asian nation.


Veterans For Peace(VFP) Statement on DPRK¡¯s Nuclear Test

-Unending U.S. War is Driving North Korea¡¯s Nuclear Program/ Ending the Korean War is Our Best Response-

By Veterans For Peace

St. Louis, MO. As a major U.S. peace organization of veterans, including members who served in the Korean War, Veterans For Peace (VFP) is deeply concerned about the underground test of a ¡°smaller hydrogen bomb¡± in North Korea on January 6 (Korean Time), as well as the rising military tensions on the Korean Peninsula at this time, including the resumption of the loud anti-North propaganda broadcasts across the DMZ by the U.S.-ROK military. U.S. also sent a B-52 bomber, which can drop nuclear bombs, over the Korean sky on January 10.

It is easy to jump to hasty conclusions or put all the blame on North Korean officials, which the media portrays as crazy cartoon characters. We believe it is vitally important for the American people to have a more sophisticated understanding of what is driving the North Koreans into a dangerous and expensive nuclear program. Are they really just ¡°crazy¡± or ¡°reckless,¡± as some pundits maintain? A close examination of U.S.-North Korea (DPRK) relations from 1948 shows that North Korea¡¯s military steps were often taken in response to hostile actions by South Korea and/or the U.S. government.

So, what new provocations from the U.S. and/or ROK (South Korea) may have pushed North Korea into another nuclear test? There were at least three recent U.S. government actions that probably made them react.

On November 13, 2015, the Treasury Department imposed unilateral sanctions on the DPRK ambassador to Myanmar and three other officers working for the North Korean companies. Imposing a unilateral sanction on an ambassador of another country in a third country, is unprecedented in international relations since such action would be viewed as a hostile action against the country of the offended ambassador, who is usually given high respect and privilege under customary international law.

Second, on December 8, 2015, the U.S. Treasury again imposed a new round of sanctions on the DPRK, including on six North Korean bankers, three shipping companies and the nation¡¯s Strategic Rocket Force (a military unit dealing with missiles).

Third, on December 10, 2015, the U.S., as Chair for the UN Security Council for December, organized another special meeting of the Security Council on the alleged violations of human rights in the DPRK, even though the Security Council has no jurisdiction over human rights issues under the UN Charter. The main purpose of this session was to defame and isolate the DPRK further in the international community.

These highly provocative moves of the U.S. government are a continuation of its long war against the DPRK in the form of economic and psychological warfare, that goes back to the Korean War of 1950-53 when the U.S. first imposed its economic sanctions on the DPRK.

It is not surprising therefore that the DPRK statement of January 6 pointed out, ¡°there has been no precedent of such a deep-rooted, harsh and persistent policy as the one the U.S. has pursued toward the DPRK.¡± No nation should be subjected to such cruel measures for more than a half century.

While we support abolition of all weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, we also recognize the inherent right of all nations to self-defense, as well recognized under international law and the UN Charter. This is especially so for DPRK, which is still in a state of war with the U.S. The United States is the No. 1 exporter of military weapons in the world today and has conducted more than 1,000 nuclear tests of its own ? including a hydrogen bomb on the Marshall Islands in 1952. We have no right to impose harsh sanctions on a small nation that tried to do the same thing underground on its own territory.

The United States is also in violation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by sharing its nuclear weapons with NATO allies and engaging in continuous testing and modernization of its nuclear weapons and nuclear-industrial complex.

There is some hope, however, of finally banning nuclear weapons, as the non-nuclear States are now taking the initiative to negotiate an international treaty to ban the development, possession and use of nuclear weapons. In this regard, we are encouraged to note that DPRK was the only nuclear State that voted in favor of the 2015 UN General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/70/33), which called for a special meeting in 2016 of ¡°an open-ended working group¡± of UN member States to discuss ¡°concrete effective legal measures¡± to achieve nuclear abolition. It seems DPRK is sending an implicit message that it would be happy to rid itself of nuclear weapons if other nuclear States were to do the same.

Further U.S. economic sanctions, military threats or psychological warfare against the DPRK are not the right answer to North Korea¡¯s nuclear test. Such steps would violate the Korean Armistice Agreement and could lead to a tragic resumption of heavy fighting on the Korean Peninsula. Therefore, we urge the Obama administration to accept the constructive offers made by the North Korean government, the latest being its Jan. 2015 offer to suspend its nuclear tests in return for the suspension of annual joint U.S/ROK war drills against North Korea. Rarely seen in the U.S. media is any mention of another longstanding offer by North Korea ? to sign a peace treaty to end the Korean War once and for all. These are win-win solutions for all Korean people and the people of the world.

Wage Peace, Not War!
End the Korean War Now!

VFP Statement on DPRK¡¯s Nuclear Test
St. Louis, January 12, 2016



KCTU Goes on General Strike in S. Korea

Pyongyang, December 19 (KCNA) -- The south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) went on a general strike in unison in 12 regions on Dec. 16 in protest against the fascist suppression and unpopular rule by the conservative ruling quarters.

The general strike involved 150 000 persons including the unionists of 26 companies under the KCTU.
About 5 000 unionists from Seoul, Inchon, Kyonggi Province and south Korean Kangwon Province rallied near the building of the "National Assembly" in Seoul before going into the general strike.

The senior vice-chairman of the KCTU said at the rally it is time to stand up against the authorities with action and struggle now that they have reached the extremity in their moves for the retrogressive revision of the labor law.

The representatives of the metal workers trade union, the public transport trade union, the healthcare service trade union and other industrial trade unions declared in their speeches that many industrial trade unions turned out in the general strike, contrary to the authorities' prediction that the KCTU would no longer wage a struggle with its chairman detained.

A resolution was read out at the rally.
The participants marched to the building of the economists association, denouncing the regime and plutocrats for seeking the retrogressive revision of the labor law.

Timed to coincide with it, Pusan and Ulsan headquarters of the KCTU held similar rallies.
The regional headquarters of the KCTU held demos and conducted information services following the rallies in Inchon, Kwangju, Taejon, Taegu, Jeju Island, North Chungchong, South Kyongsang and North Jolla provinces. -0-


KCNA Commentary Urges U.S. to Boldly Roll back Its Outdated DPRK Policy

Pyongyang, November 21 (KCNA) -- There is increasing criticism in the U.S. of the Obama administration's "policy of strategic patience" toward the DPRK.
On Nov. 12 the internet homepage of UPI quoted experts as saying that "strategic patience" policy will not help solve the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula, it is unrealistic to expect the early collapse of north Korea and it is funny for the U.S. to think the security of nuclear arsenal would be guaranteed once north Korea collapses.

This has something in common with a series of criticism of the present administration's DPRK policy and such comments as "delinquent policy" and "totally failed policy that compelled the north to strengthen the social system and to have access to nuclear weapons" made by American institutes for policy studies in recent years.

The Obama government's DPRK policy is accelerating the decline of the U.S. as it is a totally failed policy.
After its emergence the Obama administration adopted the "strategic patience" policy, a copy of the preceding government's hostile policy toward the DPRK, as its foreign policy for isolating and stifling the DPRK and has implemented it.

Pursuant to its "waiting strategy" the U.S. has pressurized the DPRK to "dismantle its nuclear weapons first" and isolated the country militarily, economically and diplomatically, escalating its moves to stifle it.
The U.S. denied the sovereign state's legitimate right to develop space and cooked up "resolution on sanctions" by manipulating the UN Security Council and pursued a harsh hostile policy toward the DPRK.

The U.S. has persisted in its blockade and nuclear blackmail against the DPRK, turning down all the constructive proposals made by the DPRK for ending the instable situation on the peninsula and the sincere requests made by it to discuss a series of issues including the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and the world.

Under the serious situation where the country's supreme interests were encroached upon, the DPRK had no other choice but to have access to nuclear weapons.
The responsibility for pushing the DPRK to the access to nuclear weapons and powerful nuclear strike means rests with the U.S.

Quite contrary to the Obama government's intention to bring down the DPRK by "strategic patience" policy, the DPRK has demonstrated its might as a country capable of manufacturing and launching satellites and producing nuclear weapons.

The line of simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of a nuclear force has been codified to further bolster up the nuclear force for self-defence. This has provided an all-powerful treasured sword for building a people's paradise as early as possible.

The U.S. policy-makers failed to calculate the consequences to be entailed by the above-said policy. This is their miscalculation.
The longer the U.S. whiles away time with the "waiting strategy", the more sophisticated the nuclear deterrence of the DPRK will become.

Now at the end of its term after wasting time with the "strategic patience" policy, the Obama administration has become no longer able to remain composed as it has become certain that the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is nowhere close.
It will benefit the U.S. for its security to boldly roll back its outdated hostile policy toward the DPRK and respond to Pyongyang's proposal for concluding a peace treaty at an early date.
It would be wise for the U.S. to judge the situation with cool head and make a policy decision in line with the trend of the times. -0-


KCNA Commentary Calls for Heightening Vigilance against Japan's Rapid Emergence as Nuclear Weapons State

Pyongyang, October 24 (KCNA) -- Japan is rapidly emerging a nuclear weapons state under the signboard of "the Pacifist Constitution".
Now Japan has a stockpile of tremendous amount of plutonium and enriched uranium enough to manufacture more than 5 000 nuclear bombs.

Amid increasing international concern and suspicion about Japan going nuclear, the Chinese arms control and disarmament council and academic organization jointly published a report on Japan's nuclear materials and the Carnegie International Peace Foundation of the U.S. also published an academic report on Japan's nuclear materials.
The reports cited facts to prove that Japan holds a stockpile of sensitive nuclear substances, revealing the danger of nuclear proliferation and threat to nuclear security.

Japan has the world's largest fuel reprocessing plant and has stored 50 tons of split plutonium for decades which mean astronomical figures for the overwhelming majority of the countries in the world. It has massively conducted study of modern nuclear technology including nuclear fusion and high-speed neutron reactor and has purchased, stored and extracted a huge amount of nuclear substance.

Going nuclear is Japan's invariable ambition and becoming a military giant is its strategic goal. Back in the Second World War, Japan pursued the development of a nuclear weapon and its use but instead it suffered from nuclear disasters. Finding the reason for its defeat in the war in its failure to have access to nuclear weapons, the militarists considered nuclear weapons as an all-powerful weapons and worked hard to have access to them.

In order to create social atmosphere and legal environment necessary for nuclear weaponization, Japan revised "the basic law on atomic energy" and has openly pursued nuclear weaponization under the pretext of "national security."
At an event this year, 70 years since Hiroshima suffered from an A-bomb, the Japanese chief executive did not mention the "three non-nuclear principles" which he would tout for mere form's sake in the past.

But the Japanese right-wing elements have desperately stood against the principles, openly crying out for "manufacturing A-bombs".
Japan's access to nuclear weapons has already become a will of the government, not just demand of a few ultra-right elements.

Japan is capable of producing nuclear warheads in a short period as it has fully acquired technology of manufacturing A-bombs.
Japan's going nuclear is neither a prediction nor a hypothesis but its danger is becoming a reality.

All facts prove Japan's dramatic change in its foreign security policy with nuclear weapons as a pivot.
Japan's moves for nuclear weaponization are related to the ambition for overseas aggression and war for world domination of the descendents of the war-happy militarists who are oblivious of the lesson of history.
The world has to heighten vigilance against Japan's moves for nuclear weaponization that brought such a horrible disaster to humankind in the last century. -0-


KCNA Commentary Urges S. Korean Authorities to Take Proper Attitude

Pyongyang, September 17 (KCNA) -- Serious moves conflicting with the recent atmosphere of improving the inter-Korean relations are being seen in south Korea one after another.
On Sept. 15, the U.S. and the south Korean military warmongers kicked off a frantic action of reenacting the Inchon landing operation dating back to the past June 25 war.

After staging the farce of "commemorating" the landing operation in the Command of Defending Waters off Inchon of the south Korean Navy from Sept. 12, they reenacted the operation in the waters off Wolmi Islet that day.

Warships, planes, landing armored cars with various missions of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces and the south Korean army and their huge offensive armed forces including special warfare forces and commandos were involved in the naval charge amid fire support from the sea and the air.
In the past war, the U.S. forces held the Inchon landing operation aimed to occupy the whole of the DPRK. The reenacting at a time when the fundamental turn of improving the inter-Korean relations was provided is no more than an act to disturb the situation that has entered the phase of stability.

The north-south high-level urgent contact was held and issues to defuse the military tension and develop the north-south relations were agreed. After that all the Koreans hope articles of the joint press release on them would be sincerely implemented in order to provide new circumstances for peaceful reunification.

At a time when the north and the south should positively promote the improved relations through dialogue and cooperation, acts against the compatriots have been openly committed in south Korea in collusion with outside forces. How can this be understood?
A few days after the joint press release, the south Korean military warmongers kicked off indiscriminate firing operation aimed at the DPRK with various kinds of artillery pieces, planes, tanks and other offensive weapons in Phochon, Kyonggi Province in collusion with the U.S. forces. And they waged bio-chemical warfare drill some days ago while talking about someone's "biological threat".

The south Korean authorities are even slandering the DPRK's strategic line while getting vociferous about the "north's nuclear threat" at home and abroad.
The south Korean authorities reached an important agreement, promising the improved inter-Korean relations, but, behind the scene they held war drills against the dialogue partner in collusion with outside forces, persisting in confrontation. This is a dangerous provocation hurting the hard-won atmosphere of stability.

If they are sincerely interested in the improved inter-Korean relations, they should stop the hostile military acts against compatriots.
They should value the hard-won atmosphere of reconciliation and stability and take a sincere stand on the improvement of the inter-Korean relations.
All Koreans are following the south Korean authorities' attitude. -0-


S. Korean Authorities Have No Qualifications to Talk about ¡®Dialogue¡¯-Rodong Sinmun

Pyongyang, July 24 (KCNA) -- Park Geun Hye at a recent meeting of riff-raffs of the "Preparatory Committee for Unification", notorious body for confrontation of social systems, uttered words about "assistance" to someone and "co-responsibility" and shamelessly told that the south was waiting for the north to come out for "dialogue".

Earlier, those of the puppet Ministry of Unification paid lip-service to "respect" for the north-south agreements and "dialogue without precondition" and staged the wordplay that once dialogue is opened, it is possible to discuss various issues.

Rodong Sinmun Friday observes in an article in this regard:
Such base behavior of the south Korean authorities is aimed at laying the blame for the failure to open dialogue at the door of the north in a bid to divert elsewhere the public criticism of them for the catastrophe of north-south relations and justifying their confrontation policy.

Recalling that the south Korean authorities are frantic with the smear campaign and saber-rattling for a war against the north as a shock brigade for implementing the U.S. hostile policy toward it and strategy for invading it, the article notes: It is, therefore, the height of shamelessness for them to trumpet about "dialogue" and "mending of relations."

It is quite self-evident that those wicked traitors can never be a partner of dialogue for discussing the issue of inter-Korean relations and the destiny of the nation as they unhesitatingly sell off the fate and interests of the nation, depending on outside forces.

What they seek is cooperation with outsiders and confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north. Their preoccupation is to achieve "unification of social systems" designed to bring down the dignified social system in the DPRK with the backing of the U.S. These servants act according to the scenario for inter-Korean confrontation written by their master, kowtowing to outside forces to defame the nation without an iota of independent consciousness. Such disgusting guys have neither qualifications nor face to talk about "dialogue" before the DPRK. -0-


Minju Joson Accuses S. Korean Authorities of Their Anti-DPRK Confrontation Racket

Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- Minju Joson Tuesday in a commentary denounces the south Korean authorities for kicking up ceaseless confrontation rackets against the DPRK on the lapse of the 13 years since the skirmish in the West Sea.

The skirmish in 2002 was a premeditated and deliberate military provocation committed by the south Korean puppet military forces according to the U.S. scenario to bring back the inter-Korean relations favorably developing after the publication of the June 15 joint declaration to confrontation and war.

The puppet regime is describing its military provocation as the "one from the north" and the defeated naval battle as the "victorious one", embellishing it as a "proud history", the commentary says, and goes on:
Such confrontation burlesque cannot be construed otherwise than a tragicomedy.

The aim sought by the regime through such burlesque is to calm down the uneasiness of the puppet soldiers still seized with horror of the bitter defeat in the skirmish and divert the mindset of south Koreans on the point of explosion to inter-Korean confrontation in a bid to get rid of the worst ruling crisis.

This clearly proves that "dialogue" and "improved relations" much touted by the puppet regime are sheer lies.
The powerful revolutionary Paektusan army of the DPRK does no regard the puppet army as its rival as it is no more than bullet shield for the U.S. -0-


Rodong Sinmun Calls for Bolstering up National Defense Capability with Nuclear Force as Pivot

Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- Alexandr Vorontsov, section chief of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said when interviewed by the broadcasting service Sputnik recently that the U.S. is pushing the DPRK to the action to bolster up its nuclear force.

Experts of different countries on the Korean affairs are unanimous in their views that the DPRK's access to nukes was an established fact, a natural outcome of the U.S. constant threat, and the former's nuclear force cannot but be bolstered up unless those countries concerned responsible for it make efforts to defuse the tension on the Korean peninsula.

Rodong Sinmun Friday observes in an article in this regard:
This is a proper comment on the historic background against which the DPRK was compelled to have access to nuclear deterrence and the present situation where it had no other option but to go in the direction of bolstering up the nuclear force.

The DPRK's status as a nuclear weapons state remains unchanged no matter how the U.S. and its followers denies it and the former will never give up the measure to bolster up the nuclear force because of someone's opposition.

The DPRK will further increase its capability for self-defence with nuclear force as a pivot as long as the U.S. persistently clings to its anachronistic hostile policy towards the former. This is an invariable stand of the DPRK, the article concludes.


KCNA Commentary Accuses U.S. of Stepping up Preparations for War of Aggression against DPRK

Pyongyang, May 30 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is stepping up its preparations for a war of aggression against the DPRK in real earnest.
It is set to get the U.S.-south Korea joint division formally operational, openly revealing its scenario to deploy THAAD in south Korea under the pretext of "coping with the nuclear and missile threat from north Korea."

The commander-in-chief of the U.S. forces in the Pacific, the commander of the U.S. forces present in south Korea and other brass hats of the U.S. military already underscored the necessity to deploy THAAD in south Korea.
Against this backdrop, U.S. Secretary of State Kerry cried out for deploying THAAD in south Korea to "contain the provocation" of the DPRK during his recent inspection of a U.S. military base in south Korea.

The whole string of reckless outbursts let loose by U.S. authorities calling for THAAD deployment vividly reflect the Obama administration's policy to put the Korean peninsula under its control by force.

No one can be convinced of the U.S. and the south Korean puppet group's assertion that THAAD should be deployed in south Korea to "defend" themselves from the "biggest threat of nukes and missiles" from the DPRK.

The operational sphere of THAAD goes far beyond the boundary of the Korean peninsula.
The projected THAAD deployment in south Korea is a product of the criminal collusion and conspiracy between the U.S. keen to seize hegemony in Asia-Pacific by building a missile shield under the pretext of "coping with the nuclear threat from north Korea" and south Korea working hard to do harm to the compatriots in the north by force of arms, pursuant to the former's scenario.

The U.S. scenario to build the missile shield under the pretext of "protecting" its mainland is being pushed forward worldwide to threaten our planet.
It is the strategic scenario of Washington to encircle the anti-U.S. independent countries including the DPRK and potential rivals with the MD system to upset the equilibrium of strength and thereby realize its wild ambition for dominating the world by seizing a military edge.

The projected formal operation of the U.S.-south Korea joint division is also pursuant to the above-said strategy.
The military activities of the division expected to begin in the U.S. military base in Uijongbu City of south Korea on June 3 are aimed to carry out a special task of making a preemptive strike at the nuclear and missile bases of the DPRK after making a surprise intrusion into its territory.

The operation of the division, an advance unit and shock brigade of the U.S. for provoking a nuclear war, is touching off serious concern of the international community as it is rare to be found in the world.

All facts go to clearly prove that the U.S. is the aggressor and provocateur that harasses peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and other parts of Northeast Asia and brings the dark clouds of a nuclear war to hang over there.

The U.S. should not misjudge the on-going situation.
Now that the U.S. scenario to make a preemptive strike at the nuclear and missile bases of the DPRK has entered the phase of implementatin, the DPRK will redouble its efforts to beat back the strike.
The U.S. reckless actions would only precipitate its self-destruction. -0-


Rodong Sinmun Slams U.S-Japan Alliance for Aggression and War

Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- Shortly ago, U.S. President Obama said that the U.S.-Japan alliance is "helpful" not only to the two countries but to the Asia-Pacific region and the world. Chief executive of Japan Abe noted that the strong Japan-U.S. alliance meets "the interests" of the region and the world.

Rodong Sinmun Monday observes in an article in this regard: What Obama and Abe uttered after the two-hour talks is nothing but red herring to convince the public of "the validity" of the tightened U.S.-Japan alliance.

The alliance is a cancer-like entity as it neither gives any help to Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world nor meets the interests of the region and the world but obstructs prosperity and development and disturbs peace and security.

The recently revised "U.S.-Japan defense cooperation guidelines" proves once again the aggressive nature of the U.S.-Japan alliance.
In the guidelines the U.S. expanded the scope of activities by the Japan "Self-Defense Forces" worldwide, thus encouraging militarist Japan calling for revanchism to reinvade other countries. What the U.S. seeks is to use Japan as a shock brigade in any region of the world to encircle and contain its rivals by force of arms and realize its ambition for world hegemony.

Japan is also seeking its ulterior aim in talking about the "interests" of the U.S.-Japan alliance.
It is the avaricious calculation of the Japanese reactionaries that they should regard the U.S. as its "senior ally" and tighten the U.S.-Japan "security alliance" whether they like or not till they build military muscle strong enough to match the latter or overpower it.

The article accuses the U.S.-Japan alliance of bringing disaster only under the hypocritical pretext of "security".


KCNA Commentary Slams U.S. Daydream

Pyongyang, April 28 (KCNA) -- The United States is kicking up much fuss, claiming that the DPRK's army has reached the level of making a nuclear strike at the U.S. mainland.
William Gortney, commander of the U.S. northern forces, in a press conference held at the U.S. Defense Department said that the U.S. military judged that "north Korea is capable of firing ICBMs tipped with smaller nuclear warheads at the U.S. mainland".

The commander of the U.S. forces in south Korea and the commander-in-chief of the U.S. forces in the Pacific echoed Gortney's utterances at the Senate Armed Services Committee.
In the past the U.S. refused to admit the existence of nuclear weapons in the DPRK, negating its access to nuclear weapons.

The U.S., however, made a U turn, working hard to build up public opinion on the DPRK's smaller nukes and its capability to make a nuclear strike at the U.S. mainland. Then why?
It is seeking to attain its aim by periodically escalating the tension on the Korean peninsula.

It merits attention that the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee let loose a litany of invectives against the DPRK, asserting that the "threat from north Korea makes the situation on the Korean peninsula unpredictable and it is a main factor of making the situation there unstable" in the same place where the commander of the U.S. forces in south Korea and the commander-in-chief of the U.S. forces in the Pacific made a hue and cry over "north Korea's missile strike at the U.S. mainland."

In a word, lurking behind the above-said claim is a sinister intention to gain a double purpose of smoothly pushing forward the pivot to Asia-Pacific strategy by staging a charade for straining the situation on the peninsula and bringing bigger profits to the U.S. munitions monopolies.

The assistant secretary of State for disarmament verification blustered at a recent seminar sponsored by the U.S. Centre for Strategic and International Studies that the U.S. and south Korea were not negotiating for the deployment of THAAD at present but its deployment in south Korea would prove a decisive force for "coping with north Korea's missiles".

Commenting on this, U.S. media said that those remarks reflected the U.S. Administration's "strong political will" to deploy THAAD on the peninsula at any cost under the pretext of "countering the nuclear missiles of north Korea".
As it is well-known to everybody, the deployment of THAAD in south Korea constitutes a main link in the chain efforts to implement the U.S. pivot to Asia-Pacific strategy.

By deploying THAAD in south Korea the U.S. seeks to disable the strategic nuclear forces of potential rivals in Asia-Pacific region, notably Russia and China, and hold a military edge over the region.
The deployment of very costly THAAD would bring a windfall to the U.S. munitions monopolies.

In the final analysis, the U.S. required the spread of fiction about "nuclear missile threat from north Korea" and periodical escalation of tension on the peninsula to serve the purpose of THAAD deployment.
The U.S., however, had better discard its daydream of achieving a double purpose.

The service personnel and people in the DPRK keep high vigilance against the U.S. cunning scenario to fish in troubled waters by employing a trite method.
The U.S. would be well advised to bear in mind that it will meet a tragic fate of ruin, if it behaves recklessly, failing to properly know who its rival is. -0-