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KCNA Commentary on Japanese FM's Nonsense

Pyongyang, September 15 (KCNA) -- Commenting on the north-south summit due in September, Japanese Foreign Minister Kono said on Sept. 14 that the time is not quite ripe for the declaration of the war end requested by north Korea, and that it is desirable that the end of the war is declared after a concrete action is taken.
In conclusion, the nonsense of Kono clearly shows Japan's wicked intention to hide the wretched situation that it has been completely marginalized from the surrounding structure and to poke its nose into the regional issue by inciting the atmosphere of confrontation.

The trend of the times is going toward dialogue and peace, and no one can deny and go against it.
It is the firm stand and will of the DPRK to completely remove the danger of an armed conflict and the fear of war on the Korean peninsula and turn it into the place of peace and this is commanding positive supports and deep sympathy of the world people.

Durable peace can be achieved on the Korean peninsula when the physical war state is ended. And this is a prerequisite for peace.
The north and the south are leveling gun at each other in the lingering quagmire of mistrust and hostility even after they promised to make peace settle on the Korean peninsula. This is just an extremely abnormal situation, which has a great impact on the world peace and stability.

65 years have elapsed since the Korean War ended in a truce, so the declaration of the termination of the state of war has become a urgent task of the time.
That is why the world people as well as the Korean people earnestly want the earlier publication of the declaration of the end of war state on the Korean peninsula.
Such a hope grows more ardent with the approach of the inter-Korean summit.
The nonsense made by Japanese foreign minister at this time is nothing but a cry of distress of those being isolated from the neighboring countries.
The nonsense by him, failing to properly understand the reality and the trend of the times, at a time when the world more ardently calls for the conclusion of a declaration of the end of the war state, clearly proves that Japan is just a country of political pigmies.

Japan had better remember its proverb "If you want to say something, say it tomorrow".
Japan should know that its narrow view of things and nonsense will make it poorer.
Such talkativeness can never check the trend of the dialogue.

Japan would be well advised to understand that if it misbehaves itself, talking nonsense, it is bound to meet disgrace worldwide and be completely marginalized from the structure of the relations among the neighboring countries and the international relations.

The DPRK is keenly watching Japan adding to its past crimes and will make it pay dearly for them. -0-


Japan's Spurious Signboard of "Peace" Ridiculed

Pyongyang, August 14 (KCNA) -- An article titled "Till when is it going to deceive world with 'peace' signboard" written by Ri Myong Hwa, a researcher of the Institute for Japan Studies, was issued on August 13 on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of defeat of the Japanese imperialists.

Japan might feel distressed whenever it marks the anniversary of defeat every year, the article said, and went on:
Japan has worked desperately to shake off the ill image of the fascist defeated nation and take up the new look as a "pacifist state" and a "normal state" each day of the past 73 years since the defeat in August 1945.
If there is anything that has been required so much externally and politically by Japan after the war, that could be the word "peace".

By misusing even the trend of the present century which regards justice, morality and peace as the standard of civilization and development, it has trumpeted about "pacifism" and claimed to have behaved as a "dutiful state".
The image of "kind Japanese" that has been recorded in history as a rare political cartoon is the most vivid product of Japan's enthusiasm to change its image.

A newspaper office of Japan invited a world renowned political cartoonist in the 1980s and let him produce a new image of Japanese and named it "Taro's image" symbolic of the good eldest son.
Later the Japanese politicians have deceived the world, while veiling Japan as an "honest-minded state" and a "pacifist state" with the "Taro's image" as standard.

In a statement marking the 60th anniversary of Japan's defeat, the Japanese chief executive used the word "peace" 12 times to claim that the post-war history of Japan marked 60 years of "peace" that had reflected on the war in practice.
The external political slogan referring to "Japan's state image in the 21st century" specified by a policy advisory institution was also the construction of a "beautiful country" and "active pacifism".

Prime Minister Abe claimed that "active pacifism is the self-portrait of new Japan and it will be one of banners that will represent and lead Japan in the future".
What is all the more ridiculous is a statement made by Abe marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in the Pacific War in which he said Japan has lived up to its oath to deny a war as a "pacifist state" after the defeat and will make active contribution to world peace and security in the future, too.

Japan has been keen on justifying its past so much that its chief executive openly claimed that "he feels proud of the actions for peace done by Japan for more than 70 years after war".
Then is it really that Japan followed the path of maturity to be the pacifist state.

Never. As a country that has preserved the "emperor" system despite its defeat, Japan has kept to the path of militarist revival in all fields including politics, economy, military, culture and diplomacy behind the scene of peace.
It has adopted a double-dealing attitude, taking "peace" as a camouflaged signboard of its foreign policy for aggression for more than 70 years after the war only to be forced to pay a high price now.

The situation of the Korean peninsula and the region has now been oriented toward dialogue and detente and lots of countries in the world have opted for the path of the coordination of the overall relations and development for equality, reciprocity and future.

Japan's double-dealing attitude at the moment only betrays its true nature concerning the issue of the Korean peninsula, an issue so important as to steer the trend toward global peace.
It is now treated as a puppy in dialogue for regional peace, the natural outcome of its own acts.
Upset and embarrassed, Japan is trying to be tactful and quick-witted to find a way-out, but a brake is put on a key issue.

A key to handling the Korean peninsula issue that has great effect on world peace and stability is to face up to the existence of the DPRK, a worldwide strategic state, as it is and to adjust one's external political stand based on it.
Japan's authenticity regarding the issue peace lies in the redemption of its past.

Spurious signboard of "peace" without practice is just deception and mockery of the world.
If Japan truly wants to get international acknowledgement, it had better take up mature political and moral look that can convince the world that has undergone a change.
Only then the setback of Japan can be done away with. -0-


Japan Accused of Trumpeting about "Threat from North Korea": KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) -- It is really strange that Japan is exposed to "threat" at a time when the atmosphere of peace is prevalent around the Korean peninsula.
It has recently been proved that Japan again branded the DPRK as the "unprecedentedly grave and urgent threat" in the "defense white paper" for 2018.

The theory of "threat from north Korea" is not brand new as it is a manifestation of the hostile policy toward the DPRK which Japan has long put forward as a national policy.
It is ridiculous that Japan still trumpets about time-worn "threat" at a time when a new era of peace settles on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
This is not a thing that should be considered as an ignorance of the trend of the times or persecution mania.

In May Japan branded the DPRK as well as China as a "threat" when it revised the "maritime master plan."
And it labeled the DPRK as an "unprecedentedly grave and urgent threat to peace and stability of Japan and the international community" in the diplomatic blue paper printed in 2018.
Japan is persistently crying out for someone's "threat" in defiance of the changed situation. It clearly shows that Japan is in need of the "threat" from the outside.

Now Abe regime is suffering a serious crisis in domestic rule owing to the ultra-right policy, irregularities and corruption and lack of measure for natural disasters and externally it is involved in trade dispute with different economic entities and it is sidelined in diplomatic arena.
For these reasons Abe regime is kept from realising its ambition for militarism and so it tries to find the way out from the theory of "threat from north Korea."
Japan that drew water to its mill in the aggravated situation of the Korean peninsula has not yet abandoned the bad habit under the present situation toward d?tente and peace.

The trend of the times never depends on the political purpose of Japan.
The Japanese reactionaries are crying out for the "threat" in pursuance of the anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK. Their act brings into bold relief under the eyes of the international community the base intention of Japan which is trumpeting about non-existent "threat" for its wild ambition while hurting the regional situation. Japan would be well advised to think of a way to join in the trend of the times. -0-


KCNA Commentary on Attempted Military Coup of Conservatives in S. Korea

Pyongyang, July 18 (KCNA) -- It was recently revealed in south Korea that the Defense Security Command planned a military coup in March last year with the impeachment of Park Geun Hye just ahead, arousing anger among people from all walks of life.

A document, worked out by the command at the instruction of Chongwadae at that time, deals with the action program for the military coup such as declaration of "garrison law" and "martial law" and the phased dispatch of troops and even a person to seize administrative and judicial system to cope with the massive struggle to be escalated in case of the rejection of the bill on the impeachment of Park Geun Hye.

This was an attempt at the barbarous armed suppression of peaceful candlelight demonstrators, a scheme for military coup. It fully betrays the reactionary nature of the Park Geun Hye group of traitors who left no stone unturned to keep the dictatorial rule and power.
In particular, the plan contained a proposal to justify their military coup under the pretext of "threat from the north", which shocks the public at home and abroad.

It is not a secret that all the successive conservative regimes found a way out in the fiction of "threat from the north" and resorted to a reckless campaign of "eliminating the forces following the north" whenever they were driven into a tight corner.
Typical of such examples are the May 16 Military Coup by traitor Park Chung-Hee who suppressed the just struggle of the people for independence, democracy and reunification at the point of bayonet, spreading the fiction of "threat of southward invasion" and "the north's involvement" and the Kwangju bloodbath by the Chun Doo Hwan military gangsters.

The south Korean people are shocked to think that had the plot of the Park Geun Hye group come true, the dark era of "yusin" dictatorship and the bloodbath would have been repeated and there would have been no such climate of peace and unity as today.
The reality clearly proves that the ghost of military coup and military dictatorship is never thrown into the grave of history but still hovers over the south Korean people, watching for a chance.

The conservatives, now at the deathbed, openly betray their ambition to come back to power so as to ruthlessly suppress the progressive forces.
The "Liberal Korea Party" riffraff are zealously defending the attempted military coup, claiming that "there is no trace of the coup" and it is the bounden duty of the military authorities to cope with possible contingency". Their last ditch-efforts bring to light their dirty colors as accomplice.

The military coup failed in the attempt but the conservative traitors never give it up.
South Koreans from all walks of life should fight it out for the liquidation of the deep-seated evils so as to ostracize the conservative group of traitors including the LKP at their last gasp.
They should preserve peace on the Korean peninsula by the concerted efforts of the nation. -0-


KCNA Commentary Flails S. Korean Traitorous Conservatives

Pyongyang, June 13 (KCNA) -- The conservative group of traitors in south Korea is going more reckless at a time when the expectation and desire of the public for implementation of the historic Panmunjom Declaration grow stronger with each passing day.

Having hurled mud at the third and fourth inter-Korean summits and the Panmunjom Declaration, the "Liberal Korea Party" set itself against the adoption of a bill backing the Panmunjom Declaration at the "National Assembly".

All the fellow countrymen are trembling with anger at the reckless moves of the conservatives to make a mockery of the historic agreement common to the nation reflecting the unanimous desire.
The misbehavior brings into bolder relief the true colors of the group of traitors against reunification.

Hong Jun Phyo and his LKP are a group of the worst traitors like Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye.
The fellow countrymen still remember the great joy at the birth of the June 15 joint declaration in June 2000 which witnessed a breakthrough in the 55-year-long history of national division and the emotional days when the October 4 declaration was adopted in 2007.

The thrice-cursed crimes of the Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye groups of traitors will never be pardoned as they reduced the priceless north-south declarations to scraps of paper and drove the inter-Korean relations into the lowest ebb, trampling upon all the successes gained by the June 15 joint declaration.

A handful of the LKP coterie is now going to follow in the footsteps of its predecessors.
The authorities and ruling and opposition parties of south Korea decided to adopt the bill supporting the Panmunjom Declaration. This is a reflection of the public mind that the crime-woven history should not be repeated and the Panmunjom Declaration should be implemented to the letter.

Clear is the intention of the LKP coterie claiming that there is no "hardcore content". It is to block the compulsory and institutional implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration which stands above any political group and regime. In fact, such attempt is a crime against the nation as it is designed to mar the improvement of the inter-Korean ties and destroy peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.

The historic significance and justice of the declaration can neither be played down nor be changed by anyone's denial.
Watching the last-ditch efforts of the group of traitors with the 18th publication anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration approaching, all the fellow countrymen come to conclusion that it is a disgrace to the nation to allow the existence of such group of traitors as Hong Jun Phyo and that if they are left intact, the bitter past in which the agreements common to the nation were violated and the inter-Korean ties went through pain and frustration will be repeated.

The abnormal situation, in which marginalized philistines are running amuck, should not be allowed any longer.
Human scum such as Hong and his LKP going against the desire and aspiration of the nation will surely face judgment by history. -0-


KCNA Commentary Warns Japan against Militarist Frenzy

Pyongyang, May 21 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries have reached the extremes in challenging the atmosphere for regional peace and stability.
There take place joint drills of the ground "Self-Defense Force" and the maritime "Self-Defense Force" the first of their kind amid the moves for retrogressive constitutional revision getting earnest.

The amphibious vehicle launch drill, landing drill, and airborne transport drill involving the amphibious task force and the first helicopter unit belonging to the ground SDF and the maritime SDF prove the nature of the drills to be of continental aggression, not "self-defense".
This is part of the moves for militarist revival getting pronounced with each passing day.

It is not a secret that the Japanese reactionaries have systematically moved in an all-round way to avenge Japan's defeat and to realize the old dream of the "Greater East-Asia Co-prosperity Sphere" since right after its defeat in war.
With intention to imbue the whole society of Japan with the reinvasion design and revanchism, they have been hell-bent on securing legal and institutional mechanism aimed at militarist revival while denying the past crimes and distorting the history.

Getting more persistent are the moves for retrogressive constitutional revision aimed at rewriting the present constitution which specifies Japan's non-possession of the three services and other capabilities for fighting a war and its abandonment of belligerent right.

What arouses serious concern of neighboring countries are the moves to adjust the relevant law of the SDF, main force for executing the militarist war, reorganize its mechanism and ensure material reinforcement.
At the connivance of the U.S. Japan put into effect the "security legislation" involving the law on SDF, the law on situation by armed attack and the law on situation in surrounding areas in March 2016, thus drastically expanding the scope of operation by the SDF under the pretext of exercising the "right to collective self-defense".

Through the formation of an amphibious task force specializing in seizing remote islands and establishing the "general ground force command" invested with the command of the ground SDF, the services and arms and commanding system of the Imperial Japanese Army are being revived.

Through the large amount of arms expenditure, Japan has possessed of the huge maritime force next to the U.S. in the Asia-Pacific and more ground force than the combination of the ground forces and marines of Britain. The SDF is little different from a regular army capable of fighting a war on a moment's notice, unlike its name.

It is against this backdrop that the military exercises, which had been carried out by different units and services in the past, are now carried out as combined and joint drills involving several services and arms. Herein lie the danger and seriousness of the recent exercises.

Japan's militarist chariot has now entered the final line toward the war.
The Japanese reactionaries are mistaken.
The Korean nation and the Asian peoples who had been subject to huge pain and misfortune by the Japanese militarists in the past closely follow the Japanese reactionaries watching for a chance for reinvasion, and will never remain an on-looker to them.

It is by no means fortuitous that the Japanese reactionaries' militarist moves have faced opposition and rejection by the Japanese and the international community as they go against the trend for d?tente in the Korean peninsula and the region.
Clear is the destination of the Japanese militarist chariot rushing headlong into aggression. This is only leading Japan to ruin. -0-


Cheonan Sinking Case Must Be Settled: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- There is increasing voice for reinvestigation into the case of sunken warship Cheonan in south Korea.
Organizations including the South Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration and figures of various social standings recently formed a preparatory committee for all-people joint social measure council for probe into truth about warship Cheonan case and issued a special statement demanding reinvestigation into the case.

From March 28, KBS has been airing "60 minute pursuit", a documentary based on a new video captured by a thermo image monitor at the time of the sinking of the warship and CCTV image data, drawing the attention of the public.
An article demanding reinvestigation for the probe into the truth behind the sunken warship Cheonan case was posted on website of Chongwadae to evoke lively repercussion from the public. In the meantime, an opinion poll turned out that 70 percent of the south Korean citizens does not trust the results of the investigation into the warship Cheonan case. This has prompted increasing demand for "government's" reinvestigation into the case.

The demand for reinvestigation into the case getting stronger amid mounting atmosphere of national reconciliation and unity proves that the case is one of the biggest stumbling blocks in the way of improving the north-south ties.
The case was a hideous conspiratorial farce which traitor Lee Myung Bak deliberately cooked up to stamp out the June 15 era by escalating north-south confrontation and to get rid of the serious ruling crisis.

Soon after the investigation results of the authorities were made public with the "story about torpedo attack by the north" as the core, they were rejected by the south Koreans from all walks of life and the international community, and this has ever since increased all kinds of suspicions for the past eight years.

The unprecedented modern-day version of the burlesque was used for escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen and the moves for a war against the north and for realizing the ambition for power of the pro-U.S. conservative forces. Such confrontational policies as "May 24 step", a dirty product of the farce, put the north-south relations at total stalemate.

What matters is that the present authorities, trumpeting about the abolition of conservative evils and improvement of the north-south ties, are still mired in the mysterious Cheonan case.
They let the military authorities describe a series of suspicions about the case as "something that can not be construed otherwise than the torpedo attack by the north" and held the burlesque called "commemoration of the day of defence of the West Sea", chilling the atmosphere for the improvement of the north-south ties.

As proven, it is urgent and crucial issue under the present situation to clarify the truth about the sunken warship Cheonan case and root out the stumbling block hindering the improvement of the north-south relations.
In order to realize all Koreans' desire and wish for national reconciliation and cooperation, it is imperative to settle the Cheonan case which the conservative group of traitors cooked up to derail the north-south relations.

Truth is bound to be brought to light.
The south Korean authorities have to respond to the demand of the public with proper attitude. -0-


KCNA Commentary on Ulterior Aim behind Dialogue

Pyongyang, March 28 (KCNA) -- The south Korean military warmongers get frantic with the north-targeted arms build-up and military confrontation with the north, swimming against the trend towards the improvement of the inter-Korean ties.
They are going to purchase over 170 long-range air-to-ground Taurus missiles from Germany in March and then more than 90 ones between 2019 and 2020 in a bid to introduce new striking means for precision strike at major military installations in the north in the event of contingency.

They claim that they will provide the air force with 40 U.S. F-35A stealth fighters for real war. They also claim that as the New OPLAN the keynote of which is to completely neutralize our leadership and main forces within some hours' time has been completed, they are examining a plan to purchase over 2 600 ballistic missiles of various missions earlier than the set time to carry it out.

What does the reckless action taken by the trigger-happy forces for arms build-up and military confrontation with the north behind the curtain of the dialogue show?
It is the revelation of the ulterior intention to block the trend towards the improvement of the north-south relations provided with so much effort and to stand against the north by force of arms to the last.

Are the massive introduction of Taurus, which is called the main means of the Kill Chain, the system of preemptive strike at the north, and of other striking means targeting the strategic vantages of the north and the creation of the task force brigade for attacking long-range guns of the north related to the dialogue and the improvement of the inter-Korean relations?

It is height of impudence to talk about dialogue with hostile approach to strike dialogue partner.
Such provocations are the reckless action to follow in the footsteps of the former conservative regimes that destroyed the inter-Korean relations and caused vicious cycles of confrontation, crying out for the "confrontation accompanied by dialogue".

It is impossible to talk about genuine reconciliation and unity with a dagger in one's belt and any agreement will be a dead document.
It is a serous lesson drawn from the north-south relations full of ups and downs.
It has been proved by the crimes of the "yusin" dictator who agreed at the historic July 4 joint statement but made it a dead document and run amuck for confrontation, crying out for the "confrontation accompanied by dialogue," and the ones of the groups of traitors Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye who blatantly violated the precious agreements common to the nation and drove the inter-Korean relations to catastrophe.

Dialogue and confrontation can not go together.
The ill-boding military confrontation racket under the eyes of the north shows that the south Korean authorities dream of something else, though they are paying lip service to dialogue and peace.

The inter-Korean ties and the situation prevailing on the Korean Peninsula call for prudent remarks and actions.
The foolish act to threaten and provoke us by force of arms must be stopped.
The "confrontation accompanied by dialogue" will result in irrevocable ruin. -0-


U.S. Will Have to Pay Dearly for Its Military Provocation: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, March 7 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is openly pushing ahead with its preparations for igniting a war of aggression in an attempt to reverse the atmosphere of detente on the Korean peninsula.
Recently, Military Times and other U.S. media reported that the U.S. army set it as this year's primary task to increase its capability for emergency overseas dispatch of troops.

According to them, the U.S. army decided to intensively stage drills for urgent deployment for field manoeuvres by giving an order of emergency call to units in the U.S. mainland without prior notice, promptly bringing the troops and equipment to the Asia-Pacific region including the Korean peninsula and Europe within 18 hours, and submitted the relevant budget bill to Congress.

It is going to change the policy of dispatching troops overseas to ensure that veteran soldiers can be dispatched to the Korean peninsula and Europe as fast as possible from Iraq and Afghanistan.
It is also getting frantic with the deployment of U.S. troops on the Korean peninsula and their drills of getting familiar with its terrain and arms buildup there.

The U.S. marines kicked off the drill for getting ready with winter combat in the countries like Russia and Korea.
The U.S. military is pushing ahead with plan to constantly deploy company-scale MQ-1C ultra-modern drones and support forces in south Korea.
Such military moves for aggression of the U.S. which is crying for the resumption of joint military exercises with south Korea are a grave provocation aimed to deliberately deteriorate the situation of the Korean peninsula and again push it to the brink of war.

Witnessing the ill-minded behavior of the U.S. before and after the Winter Olympics, the international community has been seriously concerned about whether detente and dialogue brought about with much effort may continue even after the Olympics or not.

Such concern has become a reality.
Asserting that the "phase of thaw in frozen south-north relations" will end with the end of the Olympics, the U.S. is calling for kicking off the joint military drills. It makes no scruple of letting out such wild remarks that it cannot but enter the "second phase" if sanctions on the DPRK do not work.

The U.S. charge d'affaires ad interim in south Korea said that if there is no progress in the "denuclearization" issue, there will be no substantial improvement in south-north relations, adding that it is necessary to take a step for joint deterrence to threat from north Korea and it is available only through joint military exercises.

The U.S. revealed its colors as chief culprit of the inter-Korean confrontation, a stumbling block in the way to reunification, wrecker of peace on the Korean peninsula and source of war of aggression.
Tragedy is that the U.S. is still ignorant of the DPRK.
The U.S. ill-intention to stifle the DPRK only hardens the will of the latter to tackle it by dint of justice.

The U.S. will have to face all the disasters to be caused by its reckless racket of aggression.
It had better lend an ear to the advice of the international community that it will have to pay dearly for military action against the DPRK. -0-


KCNA Commentary Blasts Confrontational Acts of Rejects of Times

Pyongyang, February 20 (KCNA) -- Embarrassed by the DPRK spearheading the situation for improvement of the north-south relations, the conservative group of south Korea has gone desperate in the moves to check its splashing impact.
Hong Jun Phyo and other men of the "Liberal Korea Party" are blaming the "government", claiming that it has been taken in by "the north's disturbance tactics" to make a mistake of neutralizing the network for applying the UN sanctions on the north and that visit to the north before its nuclear dismantlement will be evidently an enemy-benefiting act as it will be tantamount to congratulating the nuclear development.

On February 17, Hong made such invective that the "government is making Phyongchang Olympics Pyongyang Olympics, being deceived by the north's camouflaged peace offensive, and pursuing the pro-north policy hostile toward allies U.S. and Japan."

Chosun Ilbo, Dong-A Ilbo and other conservative media continue spouting vituperation that the "north is lording it over the Olympics as if it is host" and "it has a concealed intention to induce easing sanctions on the north and contradiction between the south and the U.S." In the meantime, the conservative riff-raffs follow wherever our personnel go to hold anti-DPRK rallies.

The thoughtless acts of the conservative group including the "Liberal Korea Party" are nothing but last-ditch struggling of the rejects of the times driven into the cliff of destruction, being marginalized by the strong trend for national reconciliation and unity.

The art performance of the north's artistes, which made impressive artistic representation of the fact that the Korean nation with the one and the same blood, language and culture can surely achieve peace of the Korean Peninsula and prosperity common to the nation if it courageously advances by pooling intention and will, and the loud chanting of "We are one" made by the cheering group and the response of the south Koreans to it seem to have been heard as death-bell by the anti-reunification forces.

To the conservative forces staking their fate on the national division while clinging to the U.S., the daily mounting atmosphere for north-south reconciliation and reunification can not but be death-like nightmare.
That's why the group of traitors is making desperate efforts to chill the hard-won atmosphere for north-south ties, being indifferent to whether the Olympics is disrupted or a war breaks out, only to maintain its dirty remaining days.

Hong Jun Phyo, Jo Won Jin and other die-hard conservatives' wild vituperation to check the trend for the national reconciliation and unity will only disclose their true nature as despicable imbeciles in human shape, to say nothing of being worth fellow countrymen.
The south Korean authorities should never allow the current atmosphere for reconciliation and dialogue to be undermined and the evil cycle of confrontation between fellow countrymen to repeat itself due to the hysterical act of a handful of conservatives.

The entire nation should courageously turn out in the struggle to throw overboard the group of traitors, mindful that rooting out the conservative forces including the LKP, a poisonous mushroom and cancer-like entity in the way of achieving reunification, is the way for accelerating peace and reunification. -0-


KCNA Commentary Blasts U.S. "2018 Nuclear Posture Review"

Pyongyang, February 13 (KCNA) -- Recently the U.S. released "2018 nuclear posture review".
In the review the U.S. said that the DPRK together with China, Russia and Iran constitute "serious threats" to the U.S. and its allies, adding that it would start modernization of strategic nuclear weapons and the development of "low-intensity smaller nuclear weapons". Referring to the use of nuclear weapons, it said it would make counteraction when the U.S. and its allies are exposed to attack by non-nuclear weapons, to say nothing of nuclear weapons.

The review also said that they would never tolerate nuclear attack on the U.S. and countries friendly to it by north Korea, stressing that in no case can one exist after using nuclear weapons and that any attack by north Korea would lead to the "end of its regime".
This is a deception and mockery of humankind desirous of peace and security and an open declaration of a rogue state not to rule out a preemptive nuclear attack targeting the world including the Korean Peninsula.

Now the new trend for the improvement of the north-south relations and detente has been created on the Korean Peninsula thanks to the proactive and compatriotic measure taken by the DPRK, arousing great support and interest from the public at home and abroad.
But the U.S. is leading the situation to a touch-and-go nuclear war phase by massively shipping into and around south Korea nuclear strategic hardware including nuclear carrier Carl Vinson and nuclear strategic bombers B-2, B-52.

Timed to coincide with this, the U.S. announced that it would expand the scope of the use of nuclear weapons so that they can be used at a time when it and its allies are exposed to attack by conventional weapons.
To threaten to use nuclear weapons as conventional weapons on the Korean Peninsula, the world's biggest hotspot area, is little short of declaring the start of a new thermo-nuclear war.

The former special aide for disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation of the U.S. National Security Council said that the greater number of nuclear weapons would increase the possibility of the outbreak of a nuclear war, branding the recent review as something foolish. An American nuclear expert, too, contended that this can easily cause an all-out nuclear war.

Figures of the U.S. political, military and academic circles expressed concerns about the danger of the Trump administration's nuclear policy, and Senator Dianne Feinstein from the Democratic Party rejected it, saying that there can never be a limited nuclear war.
The international community is denouncing the review, commenting that the U.S. can lead the whole world to Cold War again, the low-intensity nuclear weapons can become a train for a nuclear war as it has high possibility of being used for an actual war, and that Trump has chosen a reckless path.

The "nuclear posture review" is, in essence, little short of "preemptive nuclear attack order" and "nuclear war instruction" which clearly disclosed the U.S. sinister intention to realize its ambition for world domination based on unchallenged nuclear upper-hand.
The U.S. has to always bear in mind that its assertion that one can not exist after using nuclear weapons is apt for its own empire going reckless, being carried away by nuclear ambition.

The DPRK values peace but will never beg for it and will resolutely counter any act of harassing peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
Those fond of fire are bound to perish in flames and the more attachment to the nukes of tyranny the U.S. has, the more dangerous the security and future of the "only superpower" will be. -0-


KCNA Commentary Reveals What Happened behind Dialogue

Pyongyang, January 31 (KCNA) -- There are signs of unwanted moves of confrontation going against the warming situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Shortly ago, the U.S. and the south Korean authorities held the second high-level meeting of the diplomatic and defense council for carrying out the extended deterrent strategy in Washington to discuss such issues as expanding rotation deployment of the U.S. strategic assets in and around south Korea and maintaining the "system of cooperation in the smear campaign against the north."

Recently the U.S. has sent towards the Korean Peninsula its nuclear strategic bombers and nuclear aircraft carrier strike groups one after another and accelerated preparations for secret special operations to be ready for contingency, bringing the danger into relief.

We have already laid bare the sinister intention of the U.S. blocking the harmony of our nation and trying to aggravate the situation while paying lip-service to "support" or "welcome" for the inter-Korean dialogue, and issued a series of warnings.
But, they went the length of hatching the criminal plot designed to formulate and plan military confrontation targeting the DPRK behind dialogue.

All the facts show that the U.S. sinister plot has already gone into action to block the recent developments for the improved inter-Korean relations and drive the hard-won atmosphere of regional detente into the mire of standoff and conflicts.

Now is the time for all Koreans and the international community to see through the true intention of the U.S. over dialogue and peace.
Notably, the south Korean authorities should come to their senses.

It is not good deed to hatch a plot for military confrontation with the U.S. against the fellow countrymen after having a dialogue with the DPRK.
It is as clear as noonday that massive deployment of nuclear strike means of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity will add to the danger of nuclear war and create a phase of extreme tension rather than regional peace.

If the south Korean authorities fail to see through the true intention of the U.S. to bind south Korea to "consultative council", "alliance" and others and use it as a war servant, a sacrifice of nuclear war, and continue to play into its hands, they will face self-destruction. They should be aware that such action will put out the valuable spark for the improved inter-Korean relations and lead them to ruin.

Dialogue can never go with confrontation.
All the fellow countrymen at home and abroad should resolutely oppose and reject military nexus of the U.S. and the south Korean authorities against the climate favorable for the inter-Korean reconciliation. -0-


U.S. Is Doomed to Destruction: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, January 22 (KCNA) -- Recently the U.S. and its vassal forces held the "Vancouver foreign ministers' meeting" in Canada over the security and stability of the Korean Peninsula.
The issue of stepping up sanctions and pressure against the DPRK for its "denuclearization" was reportedly put on the table at the meeting attended by foreign ministers of 20 countries including Japan, Britain and France that participated in the past Korean War, with U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson in the chair.

The U.S. claimed that the meeting was aimed at putting sustained pressure in such feasible ways for blocking maritime channels of north Korea and that it should know such pressure gets stronger as time goes by.
At a time when a peaceful environment has been created on the Korean Peninsula thanks to our active efforts, the U.S. and its vassal forces held the meeting. This is unpardonable provocation going against the aspiration and desire of all Koreans for the country's peace and reunification and aggravating the regional situation.

Now the international community is pouring scorn on the farce of those countries which were defeated in the Korean War.
The U.S. dispatched its huge aggression forces boasting of their "invincibleness" and "elite" as well as its vassal forces to the Korean Peninsula in the past century but they all met the fate of forlorn wandering spirits.

The U.S. predecessors who suffered from disgrace of "defeated general" and "grave general" frankly confessed that the U.S. fought a wrong war with a wrong rival in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The U.S., which failed to bring the Korean people with rifles to their knees in the Korean War, is now trying to inveigle its vassal forces into the dangerous scenario against the DPRK which has emerged as a new strategic state. It is nothing but hysteria.

Those countries that joined the United States in the Korean War have still joined it in international terrorism at its beck and call. This adds to the crimes against the Korean people.
As the saying goes, those who are fond of playing with fire are destined to perish in the flames and there is no use crying over spilt milk.

When the north and the south of Korea have dialogues for the successful holding of the great event common to the nation, the south Korean authorities joined in the international plot to do harm to their fellow countrymen. This is intolerable.
The reality once again clearly tells who breaks reconciliation and unity between the north and the south and who harasses peace of the Korean Peninsula.

The aggressors and provokers who are trying to ignite a second Korean war challenging the strongest nuclear power and military power of the world will only face corpse and death.
No matter how desperate the U.S. gets to increase pressure upon the DPRK by mobilizing all sorts of riffraff, oblivious of the DPRK's strategic position and trend of the times, the empire of America is doomed to destruction. -0-


No Force Can Bring down DPRK: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, December 25 (KCNA) -- In the closing days of 2017 the world is clearly seeing the image of the DPRK that has towered as a new strategic state.
The U.S. journal National Interest in a commentary on Dec. 15 wrote that 2017 was a special year for north Korea in which it possessed direct deterrence to the nuclear blackmail of the U.S.
It added that the most important lesson drawn this year is that north Korea is firm in its will at nuclear possession and it is ready to risk anything to this end. Threat would never stop north Korea. If there is anything Trump taught us this year, it is the fact that north Korea would never abandon its nuclear program.

The Washington Post, the British weekly magazine The Week and other Western media and experts in Korean issue have become strong in their assertion that the DPRK is now possessed of nuclear deterrence and there is nothing the U.S. is able to do with this and that the U.S. should recognize the DPRK's nuclear possession.

The former foreign minister of Poland on Dec. 17 said that the DPRK is a nuclear power and it will further consolidate its position.
This is the unanimous acknowledgement of the international community of the undeniable tremendous might and unchangeable strategic position of the DPRK.

Acknowledgement is the basis of thinking and a starting point of action.
The U.S. has so far drunken bitter cups in decades of stand-off with the DPRK because it took the DPRK wrong.

Whether it took the DPRK as a weak nation or a subject country which moves at the beck and call of a big power or as a government which would collapse out of its own accord, it is all prompted by the U.S. ignorance of the DPRK, its inveterate repugnancy against the DPRK and arrogance looking down on others.

Today the U.S. and hostile forces are taken aback by the tremendous might of the DPRK. But if they understand the ideology, history and tradition of the DPRK, they will admit that it is the inevitable result.

This year the DPRK has made rapid progress beyond imagination in completing the state nuclear force and realizing the cause of building a rocket power under the wise guidance of the respected Supreme Leader.
Finally, an end is put to the days when the U.S. used to threaten the DPRK with nuclear weapons, and the theatre of the final battle between the DPRK and the U.S. has definitely moved to the U.S. mainland across the Pacific.

A fundamental change has also been brought about in the international community's perspective and acknowledgement of the overall state might and strategic position of the DPRK.
Through this year's struggle, the Korean people keenly realized once again the validity of the Workers' Party of Korea's line of simultaneous development of the two fronts, and they will advance with confidence along the road of socialism despite manifold difficulties and hardships.

No force on the earth can bring down the powerful DPRK.
The U.S. has to make a bold decision to write a new chapter of the DPRK-U.S. relations, by setting in order its thought though belatedly.
This is the best advice given to the U.S. on the New Year. -0-


KCNA Commentary on Disgraceful S. Korean Authorities

Pyongyang, December 5 (KCNA) -- Which is the worst colony of modern version in the world and who is its "master"?
The answer can be found in the recent meeting of the Joint Committee on "Status of Forces Agreement" (SOFA) between the U.S. and south Korea.
At the meeting on SOFA which stipulated the status of the brigandish U.S. imperialist aggression forces in south Korea, the U.S. refused to meet south Korea's demands at all over the discussed issues.

The U.S. denied opening of the contents of the meeting under the pretence of "military secrets" and turned down the issues of the reparation for the victims of the crimes committed by GIs and sharing burden for de-pollution of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces' bases in south Korea, talking about "intensifying preventive effort" against GI crimes and the "constructive discussion".
In a word, the meeting, which was run through with pressure and submission, proved that the relations between the U.S. and south Korea are master-servant relationship from A to Z.

South Koreans from all walks of life strongly denounce the humiliating behavior of the authorities who kept mum about the U.S. arbitrary practices at the meeting.
Now the U.S. forces are present in not a few countries and regions and there are agreements on the status of forces. However, such slavery document can hardly be found in the world as the U.S.-south Korea SOFA.

Under this humiliating "agreement", the GIs present in south Korea have enjoyed extraterritorial privileges beyond imagination for more than half a century and the sufferings of south Koreans from it are untold.
Typical is the death of Sin Hyo Sun and Sim Mi Son, two schoolgirls of south Korea who were driven over by an armored car of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces.

Under the pretence of "military need" the U.S. have installed in different parts of south Korea military bases and facilities at its will, turning the areas into a barren land. Furthermore, it has deprived south Korea of money running into astronomical figures every year, under the name of "defence cost sharing".
South Korea is suffering all sorts of humiliation and sacrifice under the slavery "agreement" in the present era of independence. This is a disgrace and insult to the nation.

The present south Korean authorities bragged that they would talk something necessary to the U.S. But now they keep mum in bad shape at over such issues related to the life and safety of people as reparation for victims of GI crimes and cost for de-pollution. Until when does south Korea suffer such disgrace?

What is more shameful is that the south Korean authorities advertise about "joint efforts for the strengthened alliance" though they got a cold reception at the meeting.
They are pro-U.S. sycophantic lackeys without an iota of soul of the nation as they turn away their face from the reality, in which the aggressors legitimately commit inhumane evils under SOFA, and beg for "alliance".

It is the mindset of the south Korean public to abrogate the humiliating unequal "agreement" and drive the U.S. imperialist aggression forces, root cause of misfortune and sufferings, out of south Korea.
The south Korean authorities should clearly understand the demand of candlelight demonstrators desirous of independence against the U.S., far from getting hell-bent on confrontation with the compatriots while begging for the permanent U.S. military presence. -0-


KCNA Commentary on Wretched Plight of U.S. Facing Imminent Ruin

Pyongyang, November 25 (KCNA) -- World media are having a field day carrying the U.S. miserable defeat in the DPRK-U.S. nuclear stand-off as special news.
Russian internet homepage Patrioti Moskva in an article titled "Position of the DPRK as a nuclear power" wrote that the U.S. which was boasting of its advantages in nuclear weapons is reeling after the emergence of a new nuclear power in the world, adding:

The DPRK is a small country in its territory and population.
Such a country has so far been exposed to harsh nuclear threats from the U.S.
The world's first and biggest nuclear weapons state U.S. has deployed huge nuclear hardware and nuclear weapons in south Korea and staged all sorts of nuclear war exercises including Team Spirit and Ulji Focus Lens every year and even officially declared the DPRK as a target of a preemptive nuclear attack.

This compelled the DPRK to opt for the path of nuclear possession and the path of bolstering nuclear deterrence for self-defense.
The DPRK, which had access to nuclear weapons to terminate the U.S. nuclear threat, carried out even H-bomb test to defend the sovereignty of the country and the right to existence of the nation and guarantee the peace on the Korean peninsula and the security of the region, thus ranking itself with dignity among the world's six nuclear powers.

It would be realistic and wise for the U.S. to accept the assertion of Bandow, senior fellow at the Cato Institute in the U.S. and former special assistant to President Ronald Reagan, that the option for the U.S. has to be holding dialogue with the DPRK and withdrawing the U.S. forces from Northeast Asia.

The British newspaper Daily Star and the U.S. newspaper The Hill and other media also reported that U.S. Strategic Command Head John Hyten officially said that he would not obey Trump's order for a nuclear attack on north Korea and that lots of netizens of the U.S. supported him.

The French AFP commented that the clarification of their possible denial of the president's order for nuclear attack in breach of law by U.S. Strategic Command Head John Hyten in the wake of the former U.S. Strategic Command head has something in common with the moves of Congress to restrain the U.S. president's right to use nuclear weapons.

The former senior director of the U.S. National Security Council who is an expert on nuclear weapons and non-proliferation wrote on a website of the Carnegie Foundation for International Peace that Americans may query what does it mean when they hear that the U.S. is still not be able to intercept two north Korean missiles as they have squandered tens of billions of U.S. dollars for more than 30 years, but to our regret, the U.S. has to admit this fact.

Lots of media of the world report that "the DPRK advanced into the stage of perfecting the smaller nuclear weapons of the highest level in the world", "DPRK's H-bomb is ultra-modern nuclear warhead developed in Korean style, not by the way employed by the U.S. or Russia", and "it is able to turn such big cities of the U.S. as Eastern New York and Washington into ashes at a single shot".

As was commented by the international community, the more zealously the U.S. resorts to the anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK, the bitterer shame and destruction the "world's only superpower" will face. -0-


KCNA Commentary Blasts Japan's Military Moves

Pyongyang, November 20 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries are getting hell-bent on military provocations targeting the DPRK.
On Nov. 11 and 12 the Japan Maritime "Self-Defense Force" staged large-scale joint military drills in league with U.S. nuclear aircraft carrier task forces.

Japan Defense Minister Onodera, commenting on the drills involving USS Ronald Reagan, Theodore Roosevelt and Nimitz, and MSDF's escort warships Ise, Makinami and Inazma, said "the drills were effective ones which clearly showed the strong will of Japan and the U.S."
Meanwhile, Japan is stepping up the deployment of the new type missile defense system Aegis Ashore in Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures under the pretext of coping with ballistic missiles of the DPRK.

It is about to import SM-3 and F-35As and warships equipped with an Aegis combat system from the U.S., according to a report from the recent press conference jointly held by Trump and Abe.
All facts clearly prove that the Japanese reactionaries, buckling down to realizing their wild ambition for launching an overseas invasion, have gone beyond the red line in their risky military moves.

Japan seeks to secure a pretext for deploying its SDF troops on the Korean peninsula under the excuse of "threat" from the DPRK and thus bring into reality its old dream of "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" by justifying its reinvasion of the Asia-Pacific region.
This is just the invariable wild ambition being sought by the reactionaries of Japan.

Although over seven decades have passed since Japan's defeat, the Japan militarists' wild ambition has never changed but is being revived by their descendents.
The present ruling quarters of Japan put into force the "security law" in March 2016, thus providing the SDF with the power to exercise "the right of collective self-defense" and dramatically expanding the sphere of the SDF's overseas activities.

They have modeled Japan on fascism in haste by instituting a series of evil laws like those on protecting specified secrets and punishing organized crimes. Recently, they are busy pushing ahead with the scenario for retrogressively revising the existing Constitution as a final phase for realizing its wild ambition for overseas invasion.

Japan is crazy about the joint military drills with the main forces of the U.S. imperialist aggression army to be involved in the future Korean war deployed on its mainland, terming the DPRK's entirely just measures for self-defense "threats." This is just war hysteria to ignite a fresh Korean war in league with the U.S.

However, it will be good for Japan not to run wild, obsessed with megalomania.
Japan itself will not be safe once a war breaks out on the Korean peninsula. Everything of Japan to be involved in the war may disappear at once together with the U.S. military bases in Japan.
Japan's crazy ride on a militarist chariot will only make it fall into a pitfall of ruin. -0-


KCNA Commentary on World's Appreciation of Victory of DPRK

Pyongyang, November 4 (KCNA) -- The international community is becoming vocal praising the DPRK which records only victories while foiling the U.S. and other hostile forces' reckless nuclear war moves and despicable sanctions and pressure.

Newspapers Sunday Express and Telegraph of Britain and its BBC and Nepali internet magazine Nepal Today, Indian newspaper Statesman and other world media, reporting respected supreme leader Kim Jong Un visiting the Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory, commented in unison that his composed attitude blew off the threat of nuclear war from the U.S. with a smile.
The Austrian ORFTV heaped praises, saying that it is something unusual and something amazing that the Supreme Leader of north Korea visited the cosmetics factory at a time when the DPRK and the U.S. still remain acute in their military stand-off.

This is high appreciation of the personality of Kim Jong Un as a great man who brought about a great victory in the confrontation with the U.S.-led imperialists, and at the same time, the derision of the inglorious failure of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.

The greatness of a country and a nation is decided by its leader.
The unshakable revolutionary faith of the leader and his matchless pluck and courage serve as the source of the mightiness of a nation, and also become the best weapon more powerful than A-bomb.
The army and people of the DPRK are putting into practice the beautiful dreams and ideal while brilliantly accomplishing the historic cause of building a state nuclear force by dint of their single-minded unity around their leader.

Trump kicked up the war hysteria, stressing that war will be fought on the Korean peninsula and deaths will be on it even though there would be thousands of deaths, only to invite international shame and denunciation.
Even at this moment, the U.S. is kicking up war hysteria after introducing three nuclear carrier strike groups and other nuclear strategic assets into the Korean peninsula and into waters around it.

But the U.S.-style bluffing can never work and certain is who will win and who will lose.
Trump's Asian junket is a loser's mendicant junket as he thinks of getting help even from his junior allies and neighboring countries after he was put into trouble in the world eyes.
It is the biggest victory to contain war and defend peace and security with great mental power and strategy. -0-


U.S. Warmongers' Reckless Action Denounced

Pyongyang, October 20 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea Thursday issued a statement in denunciation of the reckless military action of the U.S. warmongers obsessed with the anachronistic ambition for stifling the DPRK which is reaching the extreme line.

According to the statement, on Oct. 10 brass hats of the U.S. military at the Department of Defense reported to Trump the military options toward the DPRK. They focused on military options that ensure an intensive and surprise, preemptive attack, avoiding a total war as much as possible and minimizing their losses.

Of those options, the "decapitation operation" accompanied by a cyber warfare was chosen as the best way. Under this plan, they reportedly discussed for a long time on the issues of accurate location of north Korea's supreme leadership by such latest spy means as satellites and drones, precision strike by long-distance attack means including nuclear strategic bombers, destruction of core facilities and nuclear and missile bases in the north by infiltration of highly trained special operation forces and cyber warfare based on vicious virus Stuxnet, etc.

This shows that the U.S. started a war against the DPRK without declaration under its most dangerous war scenario, the statement said, and went on:
After all, the Korean peninsula is now put into the worst situation in which the outbreak of a nuclear war can never be averted.
It is the invariable and resolute counteraction method of Juche Korea to mercilessly punish the war maniacs with fire.

Those who dare challenge our supreme leadership should be found out and wiped out to the last one wherever they may be. This is the strong and fixed will of the army and people of the DPRK.
As been already declared, we will take the unimaginable toughest counteraction to bring the bitterest end and total destruction to the U.S. mainland, not "minimum loss", if Trump finally ignites a war, obsessed with illusion of "decapitation" and paralysis of commanding system by cyber warfare.
In case the present situation of the Korean peninsula goes to the worst phase, the U.S. is entirely to blame for it. -0-


U.S. Reckless Military Moves Compel DPRK to Take Action: Researcher of Institute for American Studies

Pyongyang, October 13 (KCNA) -- Kim Kwang Hak, a researcher at the Institute for American Studies of the DPRK Foreign Ministry, released the following commentary titled "The U.S. reckless military moves compel the DPRK to take action" on Friday:

Recently the Trump group is making military bluffing against the DPRK, while introducing nuclear strategic equipment into areas around it one after another.
According to foreign reports, Trump met top military officers at White House on October 10 to have a confab over military counteraction against the DPRK. Meanwhile, the U.S. staged nocturnal flight exercises with Japan Air "Self-Defense Force" and the south Korean puppet airforce fighters after introducing two B-1B nuclear strategic bombers into the sky above the East Sea of Korea at night on the same day.

The Trump group is also inciting military pressure on the DPRK while introducing nuclear submarine Michigan into the Pusan Port of south Korea and planning to dispatch nuclear carrier Ronald Reagan into the waters around south Korea in mid-October to hold "high-intensity" joint exercises with the puppet forces.

What should not be overlooked is that such military moves have been conducted at a time when the Trump group posted on twitter such letters reading that the U.S. failed to handle north Korea for the past 25 years and only one thing will prove effective, while frequently hinting at "military option" backed by such rubbish as "a calm before a storm" and "total destruction".

The Trump team is trying to provoke the DPRK through such reckless military provocations as dispatch of B-1B, nuclear submarine and nuclear carrier into the waters around the Korean peninsula. Such military acts compel the DPRK to take military counteraction.

Its senseless military provocations make us keenly realize once again that we were quite right when we decided to bolster the nuclear deterrence for self-defense in every way, and harden our conviction that we have to keep to this path forever.

We have already warned several times that we will take counteractions for self-defense including a salvo of missiles into waters near the U.S. territory of Guam, an advance base for invading the DPRK, where key U.S. bases are located, as the U.S. has resorted to military actions in sensitive regions, making the waters off the Korean peninsula and in the Pacific restless.

The U.S. military action hardens our determination that the U.S. should be tamed with fire and lets us take our hand closer to "trigger" for taking the toughest countermeasure.
In case any shocking case occurs on the Korean peninsula, the U.S. will be made to hold responsibility as it is pushing the situation on the peninsula to the point of explosion while going reckless, being carried away by ill-advised bravery. -0-


KCNA Commentary Rejects U.S. Double-dealing Standards

Pyongyang, September 23 (KCNA) -- The situation of the Korean peninsula goes to clearly prove the brigandish double-dealing standards of the U.S. and its vassal forces.
The UN Security Council did not utter even a single word about the joint military drills staged by the U.S., the source of vicious cycle of tension in the Korean peninsula and the region, and its vassal forces. But, it cooked up such anti-DPRK criminal documents as "sanctions resolutions" and "press statements" one after another over the DPRK's measures for self-defense.
This is a mockery at mankind aspiring after justice and peace and the height of double-dealing standards.

In an article contributed to the Canadian internet paper Global Research on Sept. 16, Carla Stea, its correspondent at the UN, said:
There is now a discernible pattern to the U.S. manipulation of the UNSC. On Sept. 9, the NATO chief said north Korea is a global threat and requires a global response; and that, of course, also includes NATO.

North Korea needs nuclear defenses to protect itself from violent aggression by the south Korea-U.S. axis.
The U.S. ambassador, many of the Security Council members, willingly or unwillingly and many others elsewhere are, it seems, deliberately refusing to respect, nor take responsibility for the horrifying massacre of 3-4 million north Koreans between 1950-1953, and ignore fact that the ongoing menace of south Korean and U.S. military threats are inflicting an unendurable state of terror upon north Koreas.
This is a fair comment on what is happening on the Korean peninsula.

The anti-DPRK "sanctions resolutions" and "press statements" adopted at the UNSC are criminal documents as they contained the U.S. sinister intention to isolate and stifle the DPRK at any cost from A to Z, far from justice to be regarded as a legal foundation and the principle of respect for the rights and duties prescribed in international treaties.

Neither UN Charter nor international law stipulates judicial ground that nuke and ballistic missile tests pose a threat to global peace and security.
As a matter of fact, those countries which conducted such tests much earlier than the DPRK have never been put into question at the UNSC.
The U.S. is seeking to bring down the ideology and social system chosen by the Korean people by disarming the DPRK and suffocating it economically through the UNSC's "sanctions resolutions" which lacks any propriety of international law.

The DPRK's steps for bolstering up the nuclear deterrent do not pose any threat to global peace and security, but the U.S. reckless saber-rattling for igniting a nuclear war getting on the serious nerves of our state is the threat to global peace and security.

If the U.S. is allowed to realize its ambition to dominate the world by applying the double-dealing standards on the international arena, justice and truth will be stamped out and the world turned into a mayhem of jungle law.
Such unjust action to trample down the sovereignty of the DPRK with double-dealing standards can never be allowed. -0-


KCNA Commentary Blasts S. Korean Regime's Reckless Moves

Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet forces are talking about "conception of offensive operation" against the DPRK.
Recently, the chief executive of south Korea grumbled about the delayed establishment of the "triad strike system" and impossible exercise of OPECON despite the rapidly developing nuclear and missile capabilities of the north. He cried out for stepping up the structural renovation of the army to help it carry out an "offensive operation" in case the north makes a "beyond-the-red-line provocation" or attacks the "capital area."

The puppet military of south Korea is hyping the establishment of "conception of executing an offensive war on the Korean peninsula."
This is no more than an outcry and stupidity of losers stunned by the DPRK's nuclear force bolstered in quality and quantity.
The puppet forces are ridiculously bluffing, unaware of the strategic position of the DPRK and their wretched position.

The DPRK, advancing under the great banner of the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts, is demonstrating its might as a dignified nuclear power and world-famous military power.
Its ballistic rockets are soaring into the sky one after another to strangle the U.S., despite the harshest sanctions and pressure.

Then, what about the plight of the puppets? They are no more than colonial servants and cannon fodder of the U.S.
In that context, the chief executive's grumblings about impossible exercise of OPECON sound like an acknowledgment of that poor plight and an expression of his discontent about the present U.S.-south Korea relations.

The puppet forces should get an approval of the U.S. if they want to increase a bit their missile range or weight of warheads, to say nothing of OPECON.
It is a great irony that the puppet forces, which cannot fire even a single bullet without an approval of the U.S., are talking about "executing a war" on their own initiative.
Although south Korea takes over OPECON, the U.S. will command its air force and navy in contingency. That means the U.S. forces will take the core right to command.

Skeptical is about what the puppet forces would do on their initiative under that situation.
They should know where they stand and behave with prudence.
It only provokes a side-splitting laughter that the puppet forces lacking power dare talk about "offensive operation" now that even their master U.S. is having a hard time, exasperated by the tremendous might of the DPRK.
Their reckless moves only reveal their weakness. They should be mindful that their talk about "offensive" will only lead them to destruction. -0-


UNSC Is Bargaining Ground of Interest-seeking Powers: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, August 22 (KCNA) -- The situation on the Korean peninsula has rapidly aggravated after the adoption of the anti-DPRK "sanctions resolution" 2371 at the UN Security Council under the manipulation of the U.S.
The DPRK government flatly denied the "resolution", aimed to completely block its economic development and improvement of people's livelihood, as a wanton violation of the sovereignty of the country and clarified its will to make the toughest counteraction against it.

Meanwhile the U.S. started large-scale joint military exercises, flexing its military muscle, thus driving the situation to a catastrophic phase.
After all, the UN Security Council has discarded its basic mission and this has made it unable to evade the responsibility for putting the peace and security in the Korean peninsula, the region and the rest of the world in peril.

Those countries which voted for the sanctions against the DPRK are now going busy, calling for "restraint" and "peaceful solution". This is a clear indication of the embarrassment they have faced over the development of the situation.
It is truth repeatedly proven in history that sanctions would never help solve the problem and they are not beneficial to anyone.

However, the UNSC cooked up the illegal and unprecedented inhuman "sanctions resolution" against the DPRK again. This clearly proves its nature as a means for executing the White House's policy hostile toward the DPRK and its position as a political waiting maid serving the U.S.
What should not be overlooked is the fact that the UNSC has turned into a behind-the-scene bargaining ground of big powers for meeting their interests.

Before voting for the "resolution", its permanent members had shown off principle and faith, saying that sanctions themselves are not the purpose and they should not impinge on the usual economic activities and people's living in the DPRK. But they made a U-turn overnight. This is not a secret.
Do the permanent member nations have the face to trumpet about independent right, guarantee of security and international justice, and can they be called responsible big countries in the true sense of the words as they went impudent as to place their own interests above the existence and security of a sovereign state.

After yielding to the U.S. high-handed and arbitrary practices and to meet their imminent interests, the big powers trampled the sovereignty and rights to existence and development of a sovereign country. This could have "impressed" the U.S. but the response to it by the international community is unusually negative.

The Turkish newspaper Daily Sabah on August 10, noting that "countries taking issue with the nuclear weapons of north Korea are nuclear powers", commented "nuclear powers are closely watched as they invade and bomb other countries, get themselves ready to destroy the third world countries and brand those countries as 'dangerous elements' while pushing them into a tight corner".

This report represents the perspective of the international community on the arrogant powers.
Such outdated international order as the UNSC system can no longer guarantee the future of humankind. -0-


KCNA Commentary on Wrong Decision of S. Korean Court

Pyongyang, August 8 (KCNA) -- Shortly ago, the puppet Seoul Central District Court of south Korea gave a decision on light punishment upon the culprits of the case of blacklisted persons of culture and arts, sparking uproar of different social standings.
The case which jolted whole south Korea is that of fascist suppression and violation of human rights unprecedented in history. The south Korean authorities put more than 8 000 progressive persons of culture and arts on the blacklist and suppressed them under the direct instruction and control of traitor Park Geun Hye.

The puppet Seoul Central District Court sentenced to light punishment seven persons responsible for the case, including Kim Ki Chun, former presidential chief of staff of Chongwadae, and Jo Yun Son, former minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, saying that "the state administration's keynote of the Park Geun Hye regime calling for removal of the leftists and aid to the rightists has not been recognized as illegality". Even it set free Jo under the pretext of probation.

The unfair decision on the top-class criminals who organized and implemented political terror shading the modern witch hunting is an intolerable mockery and wanton challenge to the mindset of the candlelight demonstrators.
Through the decision, the puppet court revealed once again its true colors as political waiting maid serving the fascist dictatorship forces, the conservative group of traitors.

The puppet judicial authorities staged illegal trials in the whole period of traitor Park Geun Hye's office.
Here are typical examples. They are the case of rebellion plot of Ri Sok Gi, a lawmaker from the former Unified Progressive Party, on the sedition charge and the case of the Intelligence Service's interference in the presidential election which gave a verdict of not guilty to the director of IS for the illogical reason that he did not involve himself in the election but intervened in politics.

After the regime change, the puppet judicial authorities continue to read the face of the conservative group of traitors, pretending to follow the mindset of the candlelight demonstrators.
Dismissing the arrest warrant for the vice-president of Samsung Electronics, accomplice of the case of influence peddling in the "state affairs" in January, and the formal decision on the culprits of the current case of blacklisted persons of culture and arts are a revelation of the sinister attempt to affect the trial of traitor Park Geun Hye to reduce her crimes and dodge heavy penalty.

The puppet court is one of the evils to be removed as it imposed heavy penalties upon the people who conducted just acts for independence, democracy and reunification and showed leniency to the rascals who committed crimes against democracy and human rights.
The puppet court should clearly see the mindset of the angry public contending that "the court should give proper decision before another candlelight action" or "the popular masses will turn out in the drive for judicial reform." -0-


KCNA Commentary on Transfer of U.S. 8th Army Command in S. Korea

Pyongyang, July 18 (KCNA) -- Days ago, the U.S. and south Korean puppet army transferred the Command of the U.S. 8th Army present in south Korea to the area of Phyongthaek, Kyonggi Province, before holding an "opening ceremony of new building".

The commander of the 8th Army in his "welcoming speech" praised the south Korean lackeys, terming the move an "event demonstrating the solid south Korea-U.S. alliance". He added that the transfer of the U.S. base would improve the defense capability and combat preparedness of the U.S. forces.

The transfer, related with the attempt to perpetuate the U.S. military presence in south Korea, is a revelation of the foolish intention to save its troops only in the confrontation with the DPRK.
The goal of the U.S. Asia policy is to occupy the whole of Korea with south Korea as a stepping stone and realize the ambition for world domination.

Accordingly, the U.S. forced the Korean nation to suffer the most miserable disaster of the Korean War in the 1950s. And it has imposed upon the nation all sorts of misfortunes and sufferings for several decades.
Far from drawing a due lesson from the Korean War in which the myth of the "mightiness" of the U.S. was shattered as it misjudged its rival in the beginning, the U.S. has stationed its troops in Ryongsan of Seoul and different parts of south Korea and staged various drills of war against the DPRK.

Frightened by the tremendous might of the Korean People's Army rapidly strengthening these days, the U.S. chose the best way to move its aggressor forces bases in south Korea to the areas south of the River Han.
It is the American style way of existence to save its own destiny without caring about its face as superpower. This vividly showed what the "solid south Korea-U.S. alliance" is.

The situation of the empire declining to the downward can never change by transferring its military bases now.
It is very easy to wipe out the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces and south Korean puppet army under the very nose of us as we are all prepared to make the U.S. mainland into ashes.

It is very ridiculous for the U.S. to advertise that the U.S. base in Phyongthaek is the biggest overseas U.S. military base in the world.
The bigger target will further improve hit-rates and fire-influence.

The south Korean warmongers can never escape from the sight of the DPRK as they are hell bent on the confrontation racket devoting the worthwhile place and big taxes from the south Korean people to the U.S., which is aiming at annihilating the Korean nation.
The aggressors and provocateurs can never be safe under the sky no matter whether they are located in Ryongsan and Phyongthaek or in the U.S. mainland. -0-


KCNA Commentary Blasts Terror Plotters

Pyongyang, June 30 (KCNA) -- The hideous state-sponsored acts of terrorism against the supreme headquarters of the DPRK have been recently revealed one after another to infuriate all the servicepersons and civilians of the DPRK.
In the wake of the arrest of a heinous terrorist group who were infiltrated into the DPRK by CIA of the U.S. and the south Korean Intelligence Service to commit state-sponsored terrorism against the supreme leadership of the DPRK with chemical substance, it was disclosed that Park Geun Hye together with the IS pressed for an operation for "eliminating the leadership of the north" during her tenure.

This can never be pardoned as it was the worst provocation to remove the priceless spiritual mainstay of our army and people and deprive them of their rights to living.
The revelation of hideous terrorist attempts by the U.S. and south Korean intelligence agencies is shocking the world community.

They hatched such plots as the case of "association for bringing down statues", the "precision missile strikes" at the monuments for immortalizing the great leader in different parts of the DPRK, "beheading operation" and the "precision strike at the office of supreme leadership" in the new century.

The plot hatched by Park for terrorism based on internationally banned radio-active material and biochemical substance was the worst crime in history.
The recently revealed "operation for eliminating the leadership of the north" and "assassination plot" are hideous organized crimes that can never be pardoned.

It is crystal clear to everyone that another hideous terrorism will be attempted if those devils are allowed to be at large.
It is the resolute will of our army and people to find out at any cost and mercilessly punish those who dare challenge to the supreme leadership.
If the south Korean authorities truly want the north-south ties to be improved, they should do what they have to do with regard to the hideous state-sponsored terrorist attempts.

Not only those human scum who hatched such terrorist plot but also those who have any intention to challenge the supreme leadership will never go scot-free for a single day.
Those who dare challenge to the sun are fated to meet the divine punishment. -0-


S. Koreans Closely Watch Authorities: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, June 13 (KCNA) -- The U.S. has buckled down to taming the south Korean authorities in an undisguised manner.
Sending government delegation, Congressional delegation and individual politicians to south Korea in succession, the U.S. is inquiring into the stand of its stooges to the north-south relations and THAAD deployment issue, stressing that "dialogue with the north is only possible under proper precondition" and "THAAD deployment should not be withdrawn as it was under the decision made between allies."

After summoning Chongwadae and Foreign Ministry authorities to Washington, the U.S. enticed them not to say anything offending at the south Korea-U.S. summit meeting due in the latter half of June, uttering such honeyed words that when the south Korean chief executive visits the U.S., it would "treat him with utmost courtesy".

Lurking behind this is the U.S. inveterate repugnancy to the democratic and pro-reform forces in south Korea, as well as the uneasiness about the a serous obstacle that may be created in the way of realizing its DPRK policy and strategy for domination over Asia-Pacific with the emergence of the present "government" in south Korea.

The U.S. has tamed the democratic forces to keep pace with it with utmost vigilance whenever they rose to power in south Korea.
During Kim Dae Jung and Roh Moo-Hyun days, it ran the whole gamut of cynical ploy, summoning the south Korean ambassadors to the U.S., browbeating them into maintaining "alliance" with it and pressurizing them to accept the U.S. policy.

It is, therefore, clear that the upcoming "south Korea-U.S. summit meeting" would serve as an "open process for brainwashing" the south Korean chief executive.
What matters is that the present chief executive of south Korea, who caught interest of the public for his remarks that "he would always say 'no' to the U.S.", has now gone servile to the U.S., saying that "dialogue will be possible only when there is change in the north" and that "investigation into THAAD does not mean to change the existing decision", being frightened.

This is an evident submission to the U.S. and an act of treachery against the desire of the fellow countrymen for the improvement of the north-south relations and rejection of outsiders.

The south Korean authorities will be mistaken if they think they can maintain their political life by yielding to the U.S.
Servility to outsiders would lead to ruin and swimming with the mindset of the people is the only just way for existence and justice. This is the truth of history.

The successive conservative forces ranging from traitor Syngman Rhee to traitor Park Geun Hye were ousted from office before their expiry. It was because they were hell-bent on misrule against reunification and people at the beck and call of outsiders, while swimming against the will of the people.

A phrase referring to the present south Korean authorities as owner of ship and the public as water is in vogue among the south Koreans infuriated by the shameful submission to the U.S. now. This means that the water can keep the ship afloat or overturn it once they are enraged.

The south Korean authorities have to make clear their stand to this question of whether they would follow the people's mindset or would submit to the U.S.
The people are closely watching the authorities. -0-


American-style Bluff No Longer Workable: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is making desperate efforts to ignite a nuclear war against the DPRK on the Korean peninsula.
Recently the U.S. and the south Korean puppet group extended the period of joint drill with USS Carl Vinson nuclear powered carrier involved till the end of June, groundlessly taking issue with the DPRK's just step for bolstering its military capability for self-defence. And they plan to stage the largest-ever naval joint military drill of their nuclear carrier strike groups from early June with introduction of another nuclear carrier Ronald Reagan.

This is a dangerous military action driving the acute situation of the Korean peninsula to the point of explosion, an indication that the U.S. and south Korean warmongers' scheme for invasion of the north has reached to the extremes.

The U.S. bluffed that the drill would display the strong will to deter the possible military provocation from the DPRK. This shows that its talk about "dialogue" is nothing but deception and that the ambition of the aggressors for a nuclear war against the DPRK has remained unchanged. Earlier, the U.S. said that it has no intent to invade and replace the regime in the north but will guarantee its system.

Clouds of a nuclear war are hanging heavily above the Korean nation owing to the reckless war drills staged one after another in the sky, land and sea of south Korea.

The U.S., together with south Korea, had conducted the joint military exercises Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 17 across south Korea for more than 60 days from March 1, with large nuclear strategic assets, including the above-said nuclear power carriers, and more than 300 000 aggressor troops involved.

The U.S. is busy mulling to form a special task brigade for "beheading operation" in contingency within this year, after deploying Apache attack copter unit of the U.S. forces in south Korea in the hotspot waters in the West Sea.

Watching a flock of birds flying towards the south, the south Korean puppet forces fired hundreds of machine gun bullets into the DPRK side, claiming they spotted "unidentified flying object crossing the Military Demarcation Line".

The U.S. and south Korean warmongers should stop the reckless acts aggravating the situation, mindful that they would bring only final destruction to them.
The U.S. advertises that a nuclear powered carrier strike group is capable of carrying out a whole war. Its scheme for joint military exercises with such two strike groups involved will only make the DPRK's nuclear weapons target the mainland of the U.S.

The DPRK will remain unperturbed even in the face of all the U.S. nuclear strategic assets coming to attack.
The American-style bluff is no longer workable. -0-


KCNA Commentary Condemns S. Korean Conservatives' Scheme to Stay in Power

Pyongyang, May 2 (KCNA) -- The south Korean group of conservatives cries out for "retaking power", cheating the public under the spurious signboard of "reasonable and pure conservatism" ahead of the imminent "presidential" election.

The "Liberal Korea Party" and the "Parun Party" have buckled down to taking initiative, trading insults with each other though they originated from the former "Saenuri" Party. They are making last-ditch efforts, talking about "great unity of conservatives" and "single candidate from conservative parties" in a bid to prevent the opposition forces from taking power.

This is a clear proof of the desperate efforts of the remnants of the pro-Park Geun Hye cult to prolong their remaining days and stay in power though they are on the verge of ruin after being sternly punished by history.
Conservatism in south Korea just serves as a "lever for preserving interests" only as it has neither philosophy nor political view, not being the one as thought and ideology.

One can easily judge what the conservative group, a group of disgusting philistines and human scum, would do if they stay in power from the fact that the preceding puppet conservative regimes of south Korea were all enemies of reunification and the nation.

The conservative regimes regarded it as a "state policy" to remain desperately opposed to communism, the north and reunification. Such a policy served as the "most valuable one" of pro-U.S. conservatism.
When the national division and the inter-Korean confrontation festered, the U.S. and the pro-U.S. conservative group of south Korea worked hard to take advantage of it.

The conservative regimes mercilessly cracked down on the progressive democratic forces and pro-reunification patriotic forces by branding them as "pro-north leftist forces," crying out for achieving "unification by overthrowing or prevailing over communism" and "unification of social systems."

The Syngman-Rhee regime set it as a "principal state line" to persist in anti-communism. The Park Chung-Hee military fascist regime ruthlessly nipped in its bud the spirit of democratization growing among the south Korean public with the April 19 popular uprising as a momentum and quenched the public desire for reunification mounting with the July 4 joint statement as an occasion by pursuing the "yusin" fascist dictatorship. The brutal Chun Doo Hwan and Roh Tae Woo regimes cruelly suppressed the righteous public campaign for independence, democracy and reunification, turning Kwangju City into a sea of blood.

The Kim Yong Sam regime pushed the north-south relations to a complete catastrophe by rubbing salt into the wounds of the compatriots in the north who lost their great leader. The Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye regimes caused havoc in the June 15 era of reunification by chilling the atmosphere for national unity and independent reunification.

As seen above, the conservative regimes in south Korea were all keen on doing evils only.
Shortly ago, Hong Jun Phyo, "presidential candidate" from the "Liberal Korea Party" openly cried out for "introducing tactical nuclear weapons", welcoming THAAD deployment. What he uttered are just reckless outbursts of a thrice-cursed traitor seized with the conservative ill habit of escalating confrontation with the compatriots in the north.

It is quite natural that if such conservative elements stay in power, the north-south relations already plunged into a catastrophe will come to total collapse and the Korean territory will turn into a theater of nuclear war of outsiders.
Now south Korean people are criticizing the behavior of the conservatives keen on committing frauds under the pretext of "security" as a "risky gambling on the lives of 50 million south Koreans" and "war game of political philistines for taking power."

The conservative group is just dregs of the times and reactionary one of history as it goes against the trend of times.
To eliminate the hateful conservative remnants to the last one is the only way out for the south Korean people. -0-


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-