Red Cross Society of DPRK Demands Repatriation of Abducted Women Citizens
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Central Committee of the Red Cross Society of the DPRK gave an answer to a question raised by KCNA Saturday over the full revelation of the truth about the "group defection of woman employees of the north's restaurant abroad" by south Korean media.
The south Korean cable broadcasting JTBC recently put it that the "case of group defection of the north's employees" in April 2016 was proven to be a conspiratorial farce cooked up by the Park Geun Hye group of traitors, and that those women citizens of the DPRK were proven to have been forcibly abducted by the puppet Intelligence Service by interviews of a criminal involved in the case and victims, the spokesman noted, saying:
After all, it has been clearly proven that the claim about the "group defection according to free will", made so far by the puppet conservative group, was an anti-DPRK farce cooked up to turn the table in favor of them in the then "National Assemblymen" election.
What can not be overlooked is that the south Korean authorities, obliged to handle the issue, have adopted an unequivocal stance to shun the demand of the public at home and abroad.
The south Korean authorities are busy evading the responsibility while claiming that "there was limitation to grasping the truth as those directly concerned did not want to be interviewed". Meanwhile, they are feeding the media with an absurd story that those women citizens of the DPRK can be "exchanged" with criminals who have been detained in the DPRK after being legally punished for their spying and hostile acts against it.
Do the south Korean authorities know that this has touched off towering grudge of the people in the DPRK including the families of the victims spending days and nights in tears and longing to see their beloved daughters come back.
At the historic April north-south summit meeting and talks we stressed the need not to hoard up the agreements reached between the north and the south as in the past, and the south side expressed deep sympathy with it.
However, the attitude taken by the south Korean authorities even before the ink on the Panmunjom declaration got dry has greatly disappointed us, not just arousing regret.
We can not but remind them of our stand that how they tackle the case of group abduction by the puppet conservatives, an anti-DPRK confrontational farce and hideous crime against humanity, would have great impact on deciding the prospect of settling the humanitarian issue between the north and the south clarified in the Panmunjom declaration.
Such hideous criminals as the Park Geun Hye group, who forced "defection" on our women citizens after luring and kidnapping them in group for confrontation with compatriots, in disregard of human ethics and morality and international law, must be brought to an international court for severe punishment.
The south Korean authorities should admit the unheard-of atrocity of the Park regime, severely punish those involved in the case, send our women citizens to their families without delay and thus show the will to improve the north-south ties.
We will prudently watch their future attitude. -0-
Memorandum on Peerlessly Great Men's Exploits for Great National Unity
Pyongyang, April 5 (KCNA) -- The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK issued a memorandum Thursday to convey the peerlessly great men's exploits for great national unity on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the publication of President Kim Il Sung's work "10-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country".
The memorandum said Kim Il Sung is a peerless patriot who set forth his original idea of great national unity, consistently applied it in the whole period of his revolutionary leadership and thus provided the powerful driving force of national reunification.
He found the essential way for settling national issues in the great national unity from the firm Juche-oriented stand and worked heart and soul to realize the country by the united efforts of the nation, it noted.
Since the first day of national division by outsiders, he regarded the great national unity as the mainstay for national reunification and worked heart and soul to get all the compatriots united under the banner of patriotism, it pointed out.
It said that with his boundlessly broad magnanimity, he warmly treated and put forward those who hoped for national reunification on the road of reunification and patriotism without questioning their political view, ism and inglorious past.
It noted that leader Kim Jong Il is the peerlessly great sage who successfully embodied Kim Il Sung's idea of great national unity.
It stressed that he perfectly acquired Kim Il Sung's idea of great national unity at the noblest level and further developed it in depth as required by the new times.
It said that he advanced more dynamically the cause of great national unity true to Kim Il Sung's intention and behests.
It noted that he ushered in a fresh phase of great national unity with his far-sighted plan for national reunification, boundlessly broad magnanimity and warm compatriotism.
It pointed out that the cause of national reunification associated with the careers of the great leaders has greeted a fresh turning phase under the outstanding and tested guidance of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who is another prominent great man and peerless patriot.
It said Kim Jong Un is the great lodestar of national reunification who is ushering in a fresh era of independent reunification by invariably maintaining and carrying forward the great leaders' idea and line of great national unity.
It noted that he clarified at home and abroad the realistic ways for preventing mistrust and confrontation between the north and the south daily-escalating due to vicious anti-DPRK moves of anti-reunification forces at home and abroad, creating the climate of reconciliation and unity and ushering in a fresh heyday of national reunification, and energetically steered the campaign for realizing them.
It stated Kim Jong Un who possessed the great leaders' noble love for the nation and great virtues warmly treated south Korean personages and overseas compatriots and led them to the road of great national unity.
It stressed that he is making a radical turn in the inter-Korean relations with his noble intention of great national unity and bold decision.
Indeed, the rosy future of great national unity and national reunification lies in holding Kim Jong Un's patriotic idea and intention, it added. -0-
S. Korean Military Slashed for Anti-DPRK Confrontation Moves
Pyongyang, March 25 (KCNA) -- The south Korean military is reportedly going to import 40 F-35A Stealth fighters from the U.S. for its air force in a few years. And it is also speeding up the introduction of Germany-made long range air-to-ground missile Taurus.
Meanwhile, the military has finished "New Operation Plan" targeting the DPRK. The warmongers are scheming to secure more than 2 600 ballistic missiles for its realization in a few years. And they seek to form a new strike brigade tasked to attack the DPRK with new-type tactical ground-to-ground missile and "Hyunmu" ballistic missile.
Commenting on the facts, Rodong Sinmun Sunday says:
This is an open provocation to the dialogue partner and a dangerous move going against the atmosphere of north-south reconciliation and unity arranged with much effort.
Such provocation racket is little different from the reckless deeds through which the Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye conservative clans incurred the vicious circle of collapse of inter-Korean relations and confrontation, calling for "confrontation accompanied by dialogue".
Dialogue and confrontation, peace and war can never go together, and to seek military confrontation behind the curtain of dialogue cannot go down with the DPRK.
The south Korean authorities' pursuing sinister military confrontation under the eyes of the DPRK while saying that everything is still in a risky situation can be interpreted that they have an axe to grind while outwardly talking about dialogue and peace.
If anyone is to test us with strength, misjudging our good intention and tolerance, it will only incur irreversible catastrophe and invite merciless punishment. -0-
U.S. Condemned for Obstructing Improvement of Inter-Korean Relations
Pyongyang, February 14 (KCNA) -- The National Reunification Institute Wednesday made public an indictment slamming how the United States has obstructed the improvement of the north-south relations and the peace and the reunification of the Korean Peninsula in every way and laying bare the true colors.
The indictment cited facts that the U.S. has dampened the reconciliation and unity of the Korean nation and trampled on the desire for the reunification through impudent interference and undisguised pressure since it occupied south Korea.
Such moves have reached an extreme phase since Trump came to power, the indictment says, and goes on:
When the pro-democracy and pro-reform forces came to power in south Korea after Park Geun Hye was ousted from power as she was hell-bent on pro-U.S. actions and confrontation with the fellow countrymen of the north, Trump told the regime that he would toughly deal with the north issue, the south-north summit is possible under special conditions only and dialogue for dialogue is not allowed.
U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis, National Security Adviser of the White House McMaster and other U.S. VIPs flew into Seoul one on the heels of the other and talked nonsense that it is of the most urgent necessity for the north to show the will to dismantle its nukes first and told the south Korean authorities not to improve the relations with the north without due consideration.
When this year has witnessed a dramatic reconciliation phase thanks to the proactive measure and sincere efforts of the DPRK, Trump said that he supported the north-south dialogue 100 percent for the fear of criticism by the public at home and abroad but cried out for persistently enforcing the policy of the maximum pressure on the north and wooed his underlings to pressurize the south Korean authorities.
The U.S. threw a serious roadblock in the way of improving the inter-Korean ties and the national reunification by escalating the tension on the Korean Peninsula through ceaseless arms build-up and frantic aggression war rackets against the north.
Last year Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military maneuvers were staged for two months.
Mobilized in the exercises were hundreds of thousands of troops and huge strategic assets and even U.S. special forces enough to carry out a war.
The drills were unprecedented in their military strength, scale, intensity and period.
Not content with spitting out such warlike remarks as "fire and fury" and "the calm before the storm", Trump unhesitatingly appeared on the UN forum to say that he would totally destroy tens of millions of Korean people.
Right after the dramatic climate of reconciliation has been created between the north and the south and the Winter Olympics was held in south Korea this year, the Trump group announced they would immediately resume Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises after the Olympics, even though they unwillingly postponed the exercises.
Noting that the U.S. has persistently resorted to the despicable moves of disturbing reconciliation, cooperation and exchange between the north and the south through vicious smear campaign, sanctions and pressure upon the DPRK, the indictment goes on:
The U.S. organized anti-DPRK bodies such as "Citizens Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea" and "Network for Democratization of North Korea" on a large scale and spent a huge amount of money for them in a bid to put the north-south confrontation to the extremes for 9 years after the conservative group took the power in south Korea.
Trump, incumbent president of the U.S., imprudently behaved, vociferating about "settlement of the nuclear issue of the north" after his assumption of office only to experience a hot agony of shame due to the DPRK's step of boosting up self-defensive nuclear force. Then he got frantic with the anti-DPRK moves, labeling the DPRK as "human rights abuser" with the mobilization of "defectors from the north" under the pretence of the worn-out "human rights issue of the north".
Historically the U.S. has fabricated all sorts of laws such as the "Trading with the Enemy Act", "Export Control Act," "Foreign Assistance Act" and "Export-Import Bank Act" to impose unprecedented economic sanctions upon the DPRK and prevented south Korea and other vassal forces from doing economic cooperation with the DPRK.
From the beginning of the year the U.S. called for "maximum pressure" on the north until it abandons nuclear and missile program, mischievously behaving linking the technical matters the south Korean authorities promoted for the DPRK's participation in the Winter Olympics to provisions of the UN "sanctions resolution" and "independent sanctions".
Resorting to high-handed and arbitrary practices and shameless interference over the past 70 years since its occupation of a half of Korea, the U.S. has trampled down upon the aspiration and wishes of the Korean nation for the improvement of the inter-Korean relations and national reunification. The historical thrice-cursed crimes of the U.S. prove that the U.S. is the sworn enemy of the Korean nation and the biggest hurdle in the way for peace and reunification.
The U.S. should properly understand the ever-growing aspiration and will of Koreans for national reunification and stop at once the anachronistic and unethical criminal acts against the improvement of the north-south relations and reunification of Korea. -0-
KNPC Spokesman Calls for Foiling U.S. Nuclear War Moves
Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Korean National Peace Committee issued a statement on Sunday with the approach of 60 years since the U.S. officially published the introduction of nuclear weapons into south Korea.
The U.S. officially announced the above-said introduction on January 29, 1958 and undisguisedly opened to public nukes including atomic guns and Honest John nuclear missiles, the statement said, and went on:
Thenceforth the Korean Peninsula, once a nuclear free zone, has turned into a nuclear powder magazine and a source of nuclear war of the U.S. and the Korean nation has been at constant peril of nuclear war due to its nuclear stick.
Even at this time when the climate of national concord, unity and detente is growing strong on the Korean Peninsula thanks to our proactive measures and sincere efforts, the U.S. is bringing nuclear carrier task forces, nuclear strategic bombers and other huge nuclear war means to south Korea and its vicinity, imposing constant nuclear war threat and blackmail on our nation.
What should not be overlooked is the fact that the U.S. is planning to designate the DPRK as "potential state of nuclear threat" and stipulate even the scenario for preemptive nuclear strike in the "2018 nuclear posture review report" to be published around early February.
The past sixty years are a history of heinous aggression and crimes in which the U.S. reduced south Korea into the world's biggest nuclear weapons arsenal and most dangerous seat of nuclear war and has constantly threatened the destiny of the Korean nation with nukes.
The U.S. would be well advised to behave itself, aware that the days have gone for good when it could pose its unilateral threat to the DPRK with a nuclear stick.
The south Korean authorities should stop the shipment of U.S. nuclear strategic assets and aggressor forces which will spawn bloodshed on this sacred territory, cease the nuclear war exercises with the U.S. and respond to our sincere efforts for detente.
All compatriots in the north and the south and abroad should reject the anti-DPRK moves of the U.S. to bring clouds of a nuclear war to hang over Korea, and conduct more vigorous anti-U.S., anti-war struggle to drive the U.S. nuclear hardware and aggression forces out of south Korea. -0-
Abe Group Accused of Further Clinging to Sanctions and Pressure Campaign against DPRK
Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Institute for Studies of Japan of the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by the KCNA on January 18 regarding the fact that the Abe group is further clinging to the sanctions and pressure campaign against the DPRK:
During his recent tour of some European countries, Japanese prime minister Abe mentioned the DPRK's "nuclear and missile development" and abduction issue every time he discussed bilateral relations with these countries and heinously maneuvered to drag them into cooperation for pressure against the DPRK.
Abe cried out that the DPRK launched a ballistic missile that can hit Vilnius and Belgrade and it is a serious threat to the entire Europe and that they should make the DPRK change its policy through maximum pressure.
While touring the United Arab Emirates and Canada, Japanese Foreign Minister Kono also uttered that the DPRK is earning time to continue its nuclear and missile development and that they should not be misled by the DPRK's "smiling diplomacy" and he called for pressure against the DPRK, by means of, inter alia, severing diplomatic relations.
The Abe group is creating an atmosphere of pressure against the DPRK, taking issue with our self-defensive nuclear deterrence while driving the whole of Japan into an atmosphere of terror by fabricating a national crisis. Their purpose is to make Japan a country that can be able to wage a war by revising the present constitution through all means.
The fact that Abe doggedly preached about putting pressure on the DPRK during his latest tour of European countries clearly proves how desperate they are to realize their dangerous purpose.
It is really a childish and foolish way of thinking for a prime minister of a country to think that we would change our policy if they intensify pressure on us.
As for the abduction issue which Abe group is chanting like monk's chanting prayers, it is well known to the whole world that this issue has already been resolved by our sincerity and efforts.
Nevertheless, continuing to take up the abduction issue here and there is merely a deceptive farce aimed at achieving a long-term power. The Abe group will surely have to be responsible for its consequence.
Japan abducted millions of Korean people by force and inflicted mental and physical suffering upon them. It should keep in mind that our punishment will become harsher as it adds more sins to those crimes against humanity without settling them.
The Abe group had better have a proper eye on the elevated strategic position of our Republic and revise its policy towards the DPRK, instead of keeping to the foolish act of spitting against heaven which will fall in his face. -0-
Kim Jong Un on National Reunification of Korea
Pyongyang, January 1 (KCNA) -- Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address said that this year is significant both for the north and the south as in the north the people will greet the 70th founding anniversary of their Republic as a great, auspicious event and in the south the Winter Olympic Games will take place.
He went on: In order to not only celebrate these great national events in a splendid manner but also demonstrate the dignity and spirit of the nation at home and abroad, we should improve the frozen inter-Korean relations and glorify this meaningful year as an eventful one noteworthy in the history of the nation.
First of all, we should work together to ease the acute military tension between the north and the south and create a peaceful environment on the Korean peninsula.
The south Korean authorities should respond positively to our sincere efforts for a detente, instead of inducing the exacerbation of the situation by joining the United States in its reckless moves for a north-targeted nuclear war that threatens the destiny of the entire nation as well as peace and stability on this land.
A climate favourable for national reconciliation and reunification should be established.
We will open our doors to anyone from south Korea, including the ruling party and opposition parties, organizations and individual personages of all backgrounds, for dialogue, contact and travel, if they sincerely wish national concord and unity.
The south Korean authorities should not try, as the previous conservative "regime" did, to block contact and travel by people of different social strata and suppress the atmosphere for reunification through alliance with the north, under absurd pretexts and by invoking legal and institutional mechanisms; instead, they should direct efforts to creating conditions and environment conducive to national concord and unity.
To improve inter-Korean relations as soon as possible, the authorities of the north and the south should raise the banner of national independence higher than ever before, and fulfil their responsibility and role they have assumed for the times and the nation.
As for the Winter Olympic Games to be held soon in south Korea, it will serve as a good occasion for demonstrating our nation's prestige and we earnestly wish the Olympic Games a success. From this point of view we are willing to dispatch our delegation and adopt other necessary measures; with regard to this matter, the authorities of the north and the south may meet together soon.
We will, in the future, too, resolve all issues by the efforts of our nation itself under the unfurled banner of national independence and frustrate the schemes by anti-reunification forces within and without on the strength of national unity, thereby opening up a new history of national reunification. -0-
U.S. Purpose in Pushing Forward "Biological Weapons Development Program" Disclosed
Pyongyang, December 20 (KCNA) -- The Director of Press of the Institute for American Studies (IFAS), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DPRK made public the following statement on Wednesday:
Some U.S. media and experts are now groundlessly claiming that the DPRK is pushing forward with so-called "biological weapons development program" as a part of the "wild ambition for developing the WMD".
Properly speaking, it is the U.S. stereotyped method to cook up untruths as truths, stubbornly insisting that black is white and fabricating anything for satisfying their aggressive greed. And the U.S. itself is an empire of evils full of plots, fabrications, lies and deceptions.
It is the U.S. that conducts military aggressions and cruise missile attacks on sovereign states in broad daylight while faking up "possession of WMD" and "use of chemical weapons" of those countries.
It is none other than the U.S., chattering on "morality" and "civilization", the criminal state that massacred the Korean people by bacteriological weapons during the Korean War and inflict sufferings upon the innocent people by continuing even now to openly use the internationally prohibited weapons.
The barbarous bacteriological atrocities perpetrated by the U.S. imperialist beasts during the Korean War still stand in relief in our people's memories.
And they are also the American politicians and the white supremacists making conceived attempts for state terrorism and racial extinction through overt research and development of the biological weapons in the worldwide-scattered U.S. laboratories.
It is the shameless deed that these criminals are finding fault with us while turning black into white by talking nonsense of the DPRK's "biological weapons development program". This is nothing but a manifestation of heinous intention to condemn our dignified state as a "rogue one" with the purpose to internationally isolate our highly dignified state and to justify the U.S. sanctions and pressure on the DPRK. This is also the manifestation of a pursuit for excuse to provoke nuclear war on the Korean peninsula at any cost.
The DPRK, as a state party to the BWC, maintains its consistent stand to oppose development, manufacture, stockpiling and possession of biological weapons.
The more the U.S. clings to the anti-DPRK stifling move, in such a manner as a thief shouting to stop thief, by denouncing us as a state of "developing the biological weapons", the more hardened the determination of our entire military personnel and people to take revenge will be and the earlier the days of destruction of the U.S., an empire of evils will come. -0-
U.S. and S. Korean Puppet Forces' Projected Aerial Drill Will Be Followed by Merciless Retaliation: CPRC Spokesman
Pyongyang, December 3 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK (CPRC) released a statement on Sunday in connection with the fact that the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces are going to launch the largest-ever joint aerial drill to "totally destroy" the DPRK on Dec. 4.
The statement says:
The U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces are asserting that the planned drill will be "the largest-ever one for blowing up 700 odd primary objects of the north including nuclear facilities and missile bases" and that it will serve as "maximum pressure on the north" as it will be an "unheard-of strike action" involving formations of latest fighter jets called "the king of air battle."
What matters is the fact that the drill simulating an actual war is to be staged at a time when insane President Trump is running wild, terming the DPRK's ICBM test-fire "action never to be pardonable" and bluffing as if he would do "anything in response," stunned by the DPRK's realization of the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force and the cause of building a rocket power.
The projected war rehearsal is just a grave military provocation which will push the already acute situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of nuclear war.
The situation clearly proves that the U.S. and the south Korean puppet war maniacs are just aggressors and provocateurs breaking peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the region and that the DPRK was entirely just when it decided to invariably take the path of simultaneously developing the two fronts in order to bolster up its war deterrent in every way.
Taking this opportunity, the DPRK cannot but remind the aggressors once again of the statement made by the chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK on Sept. 21 that the DPRK would seriously consider the taking of a highest-level hard-line countermeasure in history to cope with the U.S. and its vassal forces' reckless moves against the state and people of the DPRK and would surely force them to pay dearly for their provocations.
The U.S. and south Korean puppet military warmongers should bear in mind that their escalating provocation and adding to crimes will only invite more terrible retaliation and precipitate their self-destruction. -0-
S. Korean Regime Will Have to Pay Dearly for Racket for Sanctions on DPRK
Pyongyang, November 9 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation gave an answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday in connection with the fact that the south Korean authorities announced a "proposal for independent sanctions on the north".
The puppet authorities made public the "proposal", timed to coincide with U.S. President Trump's visit to south Korea, the spokesman said, and went on:
This is another unpardonable provocation to the DPRK and a hideous act of escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen.
The "proposal" was announced one day before Trump's visit. This is a servile and clumsy act of brownnosing the master to flatter him.
The puppet regime itself admitted that the "independent sanctions" have neither effectiveness nor significance. But they are now trumpeting about "contribution" and "effect". This is a ridiculous and foolish act disclosing their poor position as colonial stooges who can prolong their remaining days only by currying favor with their master.
Their farce of slapping "sanctions on the north" is an act as foolish as trying to pump up water with net, and to expect any "sanctions effect" is as foolish as waiting for the sea water to dry.
No matter how desperately the U.S., all sorts of hostile forces and the puppet forces may try in their efforts to put pressure on the DPRK, nothing can check the army and people of the DPRK dynamically advancing toward the final victory with the might of single-minded unity under the uplifted banner of Juche.
The south Korean puppet forces should clearly understand that the "independent sanctions" are as suicidal as tightening the noose already put around their neck.
They will be made to pay a dear price for having committed cursed crime before the nation to serve the gangster hanger-on who just spends a night in south Korea. -0-
Spokesman for CCNR Slams S. Korean Authorities' "Policy towards North"
Pyongyang, October 13 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation issued a statement on Friday as regards the fact that the south Korean authorities are persisting in their fantastic "policy towards the north" despite the strong protest and denunciation by people of various circles.
The DPRK gave the south Korean authorities advice enough to understand that their "policy towards the north", keynote of which is "dialogue in parallel with the enforcement of sanctions and pressure", is utterly infeasible, contradictory and sheer sophism and little short of a copy of the anti-reunification and anti-national confrontation policy pursued by the conservative regime.
However, the south Korean authorities further bedeviled the north-south relations by more persistently clinging to the moves for putting sanctions and pressure upon the DPRK to pleasure the U.S., the statement says, and goes on:
Their behaviors go to prove that they are only keen on keeping their face and staying in power, utterly indifferent to the demands of the candlelight demonstrators and all compatriots for the improvement of the inter-Korean relations and peace on the Korean Peninsula.
What is more ridiculous is that they are dreaming about compelling the north to come out for dialogue with sanctions and pressure.
This is nothing but revelation of their calculation that they would regard fellow countrymen as enemy.
There is a limit to our patience.
Explicitly speaking once again, pro-U.S. activities and improvement of the north-south relations and sanctions and pressure and dialogue can never go together.
The south Korean authorities should draw a lesson from their miserable position of isolation.
The conservative group is given a breathing spell and even censuring the pro-democracy and pro-reform forces at a time when the ruling forces are at a loss, pursuing their fantastic "policy towards the north." They should clearly understand that it is an unpardonable crime against the nation to make a mess of the results of the candlelight actions.
If they continue behaving imprudently, they will bring only a horrible disaster, far from improved north-south relations.
They should come to their senses, though belatedly, and make a bold decision to fundamentally change the "policy towards the north" as demanded by the people and take to the road for the nation and independent reunification, not toeing the U.S. line. -0-
Joint Appeal of All-Korean Committee for June 15 Joint Declaration
Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- The North Side, South Side and Overseas Side Committees for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration issued the following joint appeal Wednesday:
It is 10 years since the October 4 declaration was published to display the blueprint for the improvement of inter-Korean relations and peace and prosperity.
The October 4 declaration was a precious gain of the fellow countrymen as it clarified the practical ways for building trust between the north and the south, developing their relations in social, economic, cultural and sports and all other fields and establishing durable peace-keeping mechanism in the Korean peninsula, on the basis of the June 15 Joint Declaration, a historic landmark for reunification, including the issue of removing the legal and institutional barriers causing distrust and confrontation between the two sides.
Had the October 4 declaration been properly carried out, the achievements of the national unity which the fellow countrymen made through exchange of visits would have helped to open up wide the future of peace and prosperity and the Korean nation would have already entered the gateway to the country's reunification.
But for the past decade, the October 4 declaration has not been properly implemented and the precious achievements made by our fellow countrymen at home and abroad with much effort to implement the north-south joint declaration have been ruthlessly undermined.
The north-south relations were totally cut off and the military tension on the Korean peninsula has been ramped up due to outsiders' moves for realizing their hegemony by escalating tension on the peninsula and due to the evil-plagued regime's moves for escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen in utter disregard of the north-south joint declaration.
The massive candlelight resistance in south Korea resulted in the emergence of a new regime in the south but the road to the improvement of the north-south relations and peace and prosperity is still closed tight as the new regime has not discarded the policy of national division and confrontation which the preceding regimes had pursued.
Although it is the 10th anniversary of the historic October 4 declaration, the north-south ties remain cut off and the military tension on the Korean peninsula has now reached the extremes. The North Side, South Side and Overseas Side Committees for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration appeal as follows to prevent the growing danger of nuclear war and open up a fresh prospect for the improvement of the north-south relations and peace and prosperity:
The old policy dating back to the confrontation era has to be eliminated in order to recover the relations of mutual respect and trust between the north and the south.
There can not be the recovery of dialogue, cooperation and trust while chiming in the sanctions policy of antagonizing the fellow countrymen.
The nation's issue has to be settled in the spirit of By Our Nation Itself and all legal and institutional barriers inciting division have to be brought down.
The establishment of lasting peace mechanism on the Korean peninsula is a task on which hinges the destiny of the nation.
The recent act of U.S. chief executive Trump who openly called for "totally destroying" the north and the use of military force is a serious insult and defamation against the dignity and future of the Korean nation.
The nation's future can never be carved out with the destiny and interests of the fellow countrymen left to the tender mercy of outsiders.
It is the most important task facing the nation to remove the war system which inflicted pains on the fellow countrymen while being in force for decades, and to build lasting peace mechanism.
All the members of the nation have to turn out in a nationwide drive for defending the nation's wellbeing and the country's peace with sense of mission that they are masters of their own destiny and are responsible for sovereignty and peace. -0-
Trump's Rubbish under Fire
Pyongyang, September 23 (KCNA) -- The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK (CPRC) in a statement said Saturday that the statement issued by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un against Trump's rubbish about the destruction of the DPRK at the UN General Assembly was a declaration of the toughest counteraction representing the strong will and indignation of the Korean army and people to settle accounts with the heinous U.S. imperialists.
Fully supporting the statement of the chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK which solemnly declared the will to surely and definitely tame with fire the rabid U.S. dotard risking his life, the CPRC went on:
For more than seven decades since the foundation of the UN, no chief executives or diplomats including the preceding U.S. presidents have openly called for the obliteration of another state at the UNGA.
Trump's rubbish is the open declaration of war against our supreme dignity, state, social system and people, and an unpardonable extra-large provocation.
This is not a just invective of Trump but a vivid revelation of the vicious hostile policy of the U.S. administration toward the DPRK and its wicked intention to ignite a war.
Anyone who dares insult our supreme dignity and deny the existence of our state can never go scot-free.
Our toughest counteraction will bring unimaginable consequences to the U.S. warmongers and their vassal forces, and the American empire will completely be destroyed in exchange for the rubbish of "total destruction" of the DPRK.
The enemies will find no place safe on the earth from the fire of our nuclear bombs and H-bombs fitted into the powerful striking means of Juche.
Taking this opportunity, we sternly warn the south Korean puppet authorities once again against their dastardly behaviors of being servile to the U.S.
The south Korean authorities backed the reckless remarks of Trump, denounced by the world community, as "strong address capable of changing the north" and said that they felt "feelings of friendship" toward the wolf-like U.S. running amuck to hurt the fellow countrymen in the north. We will surely settle accounts with the traitors for their disgusting behavior and thrice-cursed crimes, who will be made to pay dearly for the crimes. -0-
DPRK FM Warns U.S. Frantic to Fabricate Harshest Ever "Sanctions Resolution"
Pyongyang, September 11 (KCNA) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Monday released the following statement:
The sanctions and pressure racket of the U.S. to completely obliterate the DPRK's sovereignty and right to existence is reaching an extremely reckless phase.
The U.S. is going frantic to fabricate the harshest ever "sanctions resolution" by manipulating the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over the DPRK's ICBM-ready H-bomb test.
The DPRK has developed and perfected the super-powerful thermo-nuclear weapon as a means to deter the ever-increasing hostile moves and nuclear threat of the U.S. and defuse the danger of nuclear war looming over the Korean peninsula and the region.
However, instead of making a right choice based on rational analysis of the overall situation, the U.S. is trying to use the DPRK's legitimate self-defensive measures as an excuse to strangle and completely suffocate it.
Since the U.S. is revealing its nature as a blood-thirsty beast obsessed with the wild dream of reversing the DPRK's development of the state nuclear force which has already reached the completion phase, there is no way that the DPRK is going to wait and let the U.S. feast on it.
The DPRK is closely following the moves of the U.S. with vigilance.
In case the U.S. eventually does rig up the illegal and unlawful "resolution" on harsher sanctions, the DPRK shall make absolutely sure that the U.S. pays due price.
The DPRK is ready and willing to use any form of ultimate means.
The forthcoming measures to be taken by the DPRK will cause the U.S. the greatest pain and suffering it had ever gone through in its entire history.
The world will witness how the DPRK tames the U.S. gangsters by taking series of action tougher than they have ever envisaged.
The U.S. should be fully aware that as long as it persists with intense political, economic and military confrontation with the DPRK in defiance of its repeated stern warning, the former will never be able to avoid its permanent extinction. -0-
Intolerable Is Fools' Play with Fire: NPCK Spokesman
Pyongyang, August 23 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea released a statement on Wednesday denouncing the U.S. and south Korean warmongers for starting the provocative Ulji Freedom Guardian war exercises against the DPRK on Monday.
Though the U.S. and south Korean puppet group started UFG reeking a powder smell in the whole of south Korea, they are craftily trying to defuse the caution of the DPRK and accusations at home and abroad while claiming that the number of U.S. troops participating in the drills decreased and the plan for deploying nuclear strategic assets in the Korean peninsula was cancelled, the statement said, and went on:
Worse still, they are going to justify their provocative hysteria which has been brought to light, insisting that the current war drills against the north are not military actions aggravating tensions as the "annual and defensive ones".
Even at this moment, formations of the strategic bombers loaded with nuclear bombs are always ready for sortie at the Anderson Air Force Base on Guam and the doubled nuclear aircraft carrier flotillas and Aegis ships are ready for sortie at the U.S. Seventh Fleet which is to take actions in the waters off the Korean peninsula.
The warmongers are openly saying that the war exercises against the north is chiefly aimed at "operation for removing the headquarters of the north" and "strike on weapons of mass destruction facilities of the north" in line with OPLAN 5015.
The reality vividly shows that the U.S. ambition for stifling the DPRK remains unchanged no matter how much water may flow under the bridge and the puppet group's ambition for invading the north remains unchanged though the regime is replaced by the other one in south Korea.
Now that the U.S. and the puppet group openly reveal their intent against the DPRK by starting the war drills against it, it is a just self-defensive right for the DPRK to strongly cope with them.
The DPRK has warned them of stopping arrogant provocations at once and making a correct choice and gave them an opportunity of amending their conduct. But they are fools persisting in their dangerous drills.
We confirm once again the conclusion that language does not make sense with such war maniacs lacking in reasonable thinking and bereft of elementary judgment and stupid and dull immature infants in aspect of spirit and it is best to treat them with strength.
The U.S. and puppet group should again interpret each word and phrase of the already declared statement of the DPRK government, statement of the spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army and statement of the spokesman for the Strategic Force of KPA and act with discretion if they want to evade the historic moment of death.
They had better take into full account gains and losses and make a correct choice under the present situation, clearly understanding that how vulgar their wretched sight thrilling with uneasiness in fear of retaliation is before the international community after they started the war drills against the north though they do not cope with ensuing consequences.
Availing ourselves of this opportunity, we solemnly warn not only the U.S. and puppet group but also satellites, including UK and Australia, which are taking advantage of the present war maneuvers against the north that they would face a miserable end if they join in play with fire by tiger moths of war.
The aggressors, provokers should not act rashly so that their wretched plight spending the hardest time with their fate at stake will not be more pitiful. -0-
U.S. War Hysteria Will Only Bring Miserable End of American Empire: Spokesman for KPA General Staff
Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) issued the following statement on Tuesday:
Timed to coincide with the fabrication of the heinous "sanctions resolution" against the DPRK at the UN, the U.S. war-thirsty forces are engrossed in war hysteria without discretion.
In the U.S. Trump is talking rhetoric without hesitation that "he will not rule out a war against the north rather than taking a folded-arm approach towards its development of long-range nuclear missile advancing with a rapid speed" and "even if a war breaks out, it will be fought on the Korean peninsula and even though thousands are killed, they will be there, not in the U.S. mainland."
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Haley is openly saying that the "U.S. has the inexhaustible power" and "it will exercise the right to all the military options".
An assistant to the President for National Security is saying that "if the north has access to the nuclear weapons capable of threatening the U.S., it is an intolerable thing for the president. Therefore, the U.S. is preparing all the military options including a fresh preventive war for neutralizing the north's nuclear strike capabilities".
The military warmongers of the Pentagon such as Secretary of Defence Mattis, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Dunford and commander of the U.S. combined special warfare are chiming in, unhesitatingly talking about the necessity of the "beheading operation", "preemptive strike at the north", "secret operation", "internal harassing operation" and "special operation".
Timed to coincide with this, the 82nd airborne division, the U.S. imperialist forces' only air-dropping one, went into a large-scale airdrop and mobile drill, anticipating its involvement in the Korean front and the 25th light infantry division and the 10th mountain division are running high fever in their drills for getting familiar with the terrain of the Korean peninsula.
Navy SEAL which earned an ill-fame across the world and other special warfare units specializing in terrorist operations were urgently dispatched to south Korea. The plan for bringing strategic assets including B-52, B-1B, B-2A and F-22 formations to south Korea is in the pipeline.
At the Edward Air Force Base in California State B-52H formations are busy making preparations for a "secret operation" aimed to create chaos within the depth of the KPA, while staging a drill of dropping PDU-5/B bombs containing propaganda leaflets for psychological warfare.
The U.S. plans to bring huge naval forces including its two nuclear aircraft carrier task forces and a nuclear sub to the waters off the Korean peninsula.
All these military actions being conducted in the ground, sea and air clearly go to prove that the nuclear war hysteria of the U.S. authorities including Trump has reached an extremely reckless and rash phase for an actual war after crossing the red line.
Under the prevailing grave situation, the General Staff of the KPA clarifies at home and abroad its resolute stand as follows to mercilessly smash all sorts of military provocation, being planned by the U.S. imperialist warmongers, with the inexhaustible military might of the powerful revolutionary Paektusan army which has so far been built.
1. The KPA will start the Korean-style preemptive retaliatory operation of justice to wipe out the group of despicable plot-breeders once a slight sign of the U.S. provocation scheming to dare carry out a "beheading operation" against the supreme headquarters of the Korean revolution out of wild calculation is detected.
The "beheading operation" being pursued by the U.S. is just an extremely imprudent and heinous operation for "eliminating" the supreme headquarters of the DPRK, which has long been premeditated by the U.S. to "put under its control" Pyongyang where the supreme headquarters of the Korean revolution are located and neutralize the use of nukes and strategic rockets.
Once the U.S. shows a sign of starting to carry out the foolhardy plot, we will launch the Korean-style pre-emptive retaliatory operation of justice to annihilate the masterminds of the thrice-cursed operation and all the criminals involved in it.
No matter how much specially they have been trained and prepared, the commandos group will be completely eliminated outside the blockade lines of the seas, underwater and air of the DPRK in which its sovereignty is exercised and on the line before the Military Demarcation Line before they reach the supreme headquarters.
We have a world's best special operation force, not merely a "team" or platoon or company or battalion in its scale.
Once the pent-up indignation of the service personnel of the special operation force of the KPA, which regards it as the greatest mission of the army of the leader and the party and the first maxim of soldiers to devotedly defend the headquarters of the revolution, against the U.S. and other enemies erupts, the U.S. will be forced to suffer an imaginably terrible disaster for the "beheading operation."
The world will clearly witness how the fate of Trump and war merchants crying out for "not ruling out a war" and daring attempt to hurt the supreme dignity of the DPRK and eliminate its supreme headquarters will end in miseries once the fully prepared heroic special operation force group of the KPA on standby launches its operation.
2. The provocative "preventive war" the U.S. has devised and plans to execute will be countered with a just all-out war of wiping out all the strongholds of the enemies including the U.S. mainland.
The "preventive war" allegedly under the preparations by the security think tank of Trump is an extremely provocative aggression war concept envisaging a sudden strike at the nuclear and rocket bases of the DPRK, which have the U.S. mainland within their striking range, and preventing possible danger of the U.S.
Inventors of the "preventive war" admitted themselves that their act is a brigandish military option that can cause an international uproar.
Yet, they set the northern half of the Republic, in which the sovereignty of the DPRK is exercised, as the theatre of the "preventive war" and claim it can be an "ideal option" unharmful to them as only Koreans will die there.
This is a silly idea bereft of elementary sense, cognition and discretion of those ignorant of how things change, who their rival is and where the trend goes.
War is by no means a game.
The U.S. should remembered, however, that once there observed a sign of action for "preventive war" from the U.S., the army of the DPRK will turn the U.S. mainland into the theatre of a nuclear war before the inviolable land of the DPRK turns into the one.
We do not hide that we already have in full readiness the diversified strategic nuclear strike means which have the U.S. mainland in our striking range.
3. The attempt at "preemptive attack" oft-repeated by the U.S. military warmongers will be mercilessly foiled by the Korean style preemptive attack which will be mounted earlier.
Preemptive strike is no longer the monopoly of the U.S.
The DPRK has its own style peculiar preemptive strike mode capable of holding back any military preemptive attack of the U.S. in advance as it has made preparations for a do-or-die confrontation with the U.S. imperialist aggressors for decades.
It is ridiculous to talk about preemptive strike at the nuclear and rocket bases of the DPRK.
The Korean-style earlier preemptive attack will burn up all the objects in the areas under the control of the first and third field armies of the puppet forces including Seoul the moment the U.S. reckless attempt at preemptive attack is spotted, and will lead to the all-out attack for neutralizing the launch bases of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in the Pacific operational theatre together with the simultaneous strike at the depth of the whole of the southern half.
All the strike means to be involved in the Korean-style earlier preemptive strike are ready to open fire of justice by order which can be made any moment.
4. The U.S. "secret operation" targeting the creation of disorder inside the DPRK and a regime change in it will be foiled by its all-people resistance.
The "secret operation" touted by the U.S. policy-makers is a foolish scheme aimed at bringing down the social system of the DPRK, in combination with psychological warfare after creating disarrangement with such disorderly conducts as murder, arson, destruction with the use of rogue-like special commandoes to be infiltrated into the DPRK.
In order to realize this scheme, a large-size bomb-dropping drill for psychological warfare is being conducted in the U.S. mainland.
The "secret operation" is a type of special operation which the U.S. applied to countries in Mid-east like Iraq and Libya and several other countries in Africa and Europe.
The anti-U.S. resistance of all the people including three million Children's Union members and five million youths will smash to pieces the "secret operation" which the U.S. dreams to conduct in the DPRK.
A saying goes that a war with full knowledge of oneself and one's rival will emerge ever-victorious but a war without knowledge of oneself and one's rival would always end in loss.
The U.S. has gone hysteric, being quite unaware of the army and people of the DPRK.
The DPRK is an invincible ideological power in which all the service personnel and people are united around their leader in single mind and a country of an impregnable fortress in which all the people are armed and the whole country has been fortified.
The U.S. policy-makers have no idea that the country on a declining slope is none other than the American empire where they reside. Herein lies their tragedy.
This means that the U.S. is bound to meet a miserable end as it goes helter-skelter without knowledge of itself and its rival.
Those who make their way to this land for their dirty dream can never be scot-free as the entire army and people tightly hold arms with strong hatred and hostility toward the U.S.
The officers and men of the Korean People's Army and the members of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and the Young Red Guards replete with the transparent spirit of devotedly safeguarding the leader and defending the country are waiting for the time of do-or-die battle while closely following the every move of the U.S. imperialist aggressors.
The U.S. should not forget even a moment that its mean and crafty attempt at an aggression war against the DPRK will further strengthen the intensity of the military counteraction of the Korean People's Army.
Should the U.S. finally opt for a reckless military adventure, defying the stern warning of our revolutionary armed forces, the tragic end of the American empire will be hastened. -0-
DPRK Warns U.S. to Wake up from Foolish Dream of Doing Any Harm to DPRK: FM Spokesman
Pyongyang, July 30 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the DPRK Foreign Ministry made public a statement on Sunday. It said:
The resounding success in the second test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14 conducted on July 28 is a great victory of the DPRK that demonstrated once again the independent prestige and dignity of Juche nuclear power, the world-level rocket power.
The test-fire confirmed the DPRK's capability of making surprise launch of ICBM in any place and location any time, and clearly proved that the entire U.S. mainland is in the firing range of the DPRK's missiles.
The maximum range simulation test-fire of ICBM conducted by the DPRK this time is meant to send a stern warning to the U.S. making senseless remarks, being lost to reason in the frantic sanctions and pressure campaign against the DPRK.
The policy-makers of the U.S. who must have closely observed the successful second ICBM test-fire would now properly understand that the U.S., an aggression-minded state, would not go scot-free if it ever dared provoke the DPRK.
The U.S. trumpeting about war and threat to impose extreme sanctions on the DPRK only emboldens the latter and provides further justification for its access to nukes.
To the Korean people who experienced disastrous disturbances of war on this land by the U.S. imperialist brutes, the powerful war deterrence for defending the state is an inevitable strategic option and it is a precious strategic asset that cannot be discarded or bartered for anything.
If the Yankees, who have imposed pain and misfortune upon the Korean people for over half a century through their bloody war of aggression and heinous hostile policy against the DPRK, dares brandish the nuclear stick on this land again despite the DPRK's repeated warnings, the DPRK will clearly teach them manners with the nuclear strategic force which it had so far shown the U.S. one after another.
The U.S. should clearly understand the strategic position of the DPRK which has become a world nuclear power and a rocket power and the resolve of its army and people for retaliation, and wake up from the foolish dream of doing any harm to the DPRK.
In case the U.S. fails to come to its own senses and continues to resort to military adventure and "tough sanctions", the DPRK will respond with its resolute act of justice as already declared. -0-
FM Spokesman on UNSC "Resolution on Sanctions"
Pyongyang, July 14 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave the following answer to the question raised by the KCNA on July 14 as regards the fact that the U.S. is attempting to rig up another "sanctions resolution" against the DPRK, branding its successful test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14 as a "global threat":
The U.S., flabbergasted at the DPRK's success in the test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14, is making frenzied moves at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to fabricate another "resolution on sanctions" tougher than ever against the DPRK.
Right after the emergency meeting of the UNSC, the U.S. began letting out a stream of invectives every day against the DPRK's test-fire while making frantic efforts together with its vassal forces to produce a "press statement" in order to create the atmosphere of sanctions against the DPRK. At the same time, the U.S. is causing a lot of racket circulating the draft of a new "resolution on sanctions" at the UNSC and prattling that it would to put it to the "vote" without any compromise.
The racket of anti-DPRK "sanctions resolutions" being made by the U.S. is the manifestation of the heinous intention to evade the responsibility for having driven the DPRK to bolster its nuclear force by pursuing the policy of extreme hostility and nuclear threat against the latter and obliterate its sovereignty and right to existence.
The DPRK's test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic rocket is an exercise of its legitimate right to self-defense to thoroughly eradicate the over half a century long nuclear threat from the U.S. against the DPRK and reliably defend peace and stability of the Korean peninsula and the region at large.
The resounding success of the test-fire of the intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14 has fully demonstrated the will and capability of the DPRK to annihilate the U.S. by a single blow to the very heart of its mainland in case it fails to act with discretion.
It is time for the U.S. to renew its perspective on the DPRK's strategic position which has reached the dazzling heights, and to act with prudence. However, it is inviting its ultimate doom by resorting to the sanctions and pressure campaign against the DPRK.
It will be a fatal mistake to consider any chance that the DPRK which rose to a dignified nuclear power and an ICBM state would tolerate the reckless "sanctions" racket of the U.S. and other hostile forces.
Should the UNSC adopt another "resolution on sanctions", this will trigger corresponding measures by the DPRK as it stands ready and determined to respond with its act of justice. -0-
DFRK Calls for Implementing Three Principles of National Reunification
Pyongyang, July 4 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea (DFRK) issued a statement Tuesday, the 45th anniversary of the July 4 joint statement.
Thanks to President Kim Il Sung's patriotic decision and wise guidance, high-level political talks were held between the north and the south of Korea in 1972, for the first time in history of its division, at which the three principles of Korea's reunification--independence, peaceful reunification and the great national unity--were declared.
The birth of the July 4 joint statement provided the Korean nation with the most correct guidelines for carrying out the cause of independent reunification, and enabled nationwide reunification movement to dynamically advance along the coordinates of victory, while foiling all sorts of obstructive moves of the separatist forces at home and abroad, the statement says, and goes on:
Whoever is concerned about the future of the nation and wishes for the new future of a reunified country should not remain an on-looker to the situation of the north-south relations that have faced the worst catastrophe and tension but more courageously turn out under the immutable banner of the three principles of national reunification.
The DFRK Central Committee clarifies the following stand, reflecting the ardent desire of all Koreans for the improved north-south relations and the country's reunification, out of its heavy responsibility for the destiny of the nation:
1. The forces submitting and kowtowing to the U.S. while going against the nation's aspiration and desire for the earliest reunification of the country under the uplifted banner of national independence should be wiped out of this sacred land.
The deplorable situation, in which outsiders lord it over half of the land of the country and inflict all sorts of disaster and sacrifice on the Korean nation although more than 70 years have passed since the division of its territory at the hands of outsiders against the nation's will, eloquently proves that the road of independence is the only way out for the reunification and the national prosperity.
That's why we Koreans, never tolerated the traitors who sacrifice the nation's dignity and interests in pursuance of outsiders, being subservient to the U.S., but dealt heavy blows on them.
The present south Korean chief executive who is leaving the records of submission to the U.S., while abusing the power granted to him by the candlelight demonstrators, being oblivious of this lesson of history, should clearly understand that he can never be exceptional.
What dialogues can be exchanged and how will it be possible to hold hands for the solution of the reunification issue with those who are so much worried about courting displeasure of his master and who take every careful step even on their own land so that their steps would not fall out of their master's steps.
No matter how many times the regimes in south Korea are replaced and whoever holds power, nothing can be expected and can change unless the policy of dependence on foreign forces is replaced by the policy of giving priority to the nation and the old concept of submission and flunkeyism toward the U.S. is replaced by the idea of prioritizing the nation. This is a serious lesson we have drawn once again.
2. We have to deal heavy blows at the warmongers inside and outside who are bringing escalated tension and crisis of a nuclear war to the Korean peninsula through reckless military actions, in defiance of the fundamental principle of peaceful reunification.
The puppet warmongers, who turned south Korea into the biggest powder arsenal in the Far East and an advance base of a nuclear war for threatening and blackmailing the fellow countrymen with nukes, in defiance of the nation's cherished desire for peaceful reunification, are making desperate efforts to shift the responsibility for the escalated tension on to the DPRK side, faulting its measures for bolstering the capabilities for self-defence whenever opportunity presents itself and shelving their own cursed crimes.
The south Korean authorities should not run amuck, clearly understanding what catastrophic consequences will entail in case they are inveigled into the outsiders' attempt for a nuclear war.
We have got ourselves fully ready, including the ability to mount precision strike to target even the eyes of all sorts of enemies, after putting in place the deterrence for showering the U.S. with bullets and shells of justice any moment. Yet, we are making all possible efforts for the peaceful reunification of the country as we do not want to see the land of the nation getting enveloped in the flame of war and the whole nation getting embroiled in the holocaust of a war.
The starting point for the genuine peace on the Korean peninsula is the aggressor U.S. imperialists' withdrawal from south Korea with all lethal weapons with them, not the DPRK's "nuclear dismantlement", and the first step toward the peaceful reunification is for the south Korean authorities to lay down the arms leveling at the DPRK and respond to the DPRK's step for defusing military tension. They should pay heed to this advice.
3. The whole nation should pave a wide avenue to reunification by its concerted efforts after resolutely doing away with the evil practices of confrontation and hostility that block the nationwide trend toward the great national unity.
Even though differing ideologies and social systems have existed in the north and the south for scores of years, there can not be any reason for them not to get united if they put the national commonness and co-interests above all, and the north and the south can certainly hold hands as companions in the road for reunification.
The difference between the ideology and social system can not be a reason for the same fellow countrymen to distrust and stand in confrontation and isms and interests of classes and strata can never be an obstacle preventing the nation from achieving unity. This is our principled stand.
But the south Korean authorities, shunning such good faith and effort shown by the DPRK, hold their hands with outsiders standing against national reconciliation and unity and incite mistrust and stand-off while faulting the north over the nuclear force, tantamount to a treasure common to the nation, and the non-existent "human rights issue". How can the smooth development of the north-south relations be expected?
The great national unity is a short-cut to reunification.
Invariable is the will and faith of the DPRK to open up the new horizon of independent reunification in closer unity, however desperate the separatist forces at home and abroad may get.
We will hold hands with anyone who values the nation and courageously turns out for the solution to the reunification issue, but we will neither compromise nor pardon those who still take to the path of treachery, not away from the old concept of sycophancy toward the U.S. and confrontation with the fellow countrymen.
The statement stresses that the DPRK will as ever fulfill its noble mission and responsibility in improving the north-south relations and achieving the independent reunification in line with the requirements and interests of the nation, while consistently holding fast to the three principles of national reunification and their embodiment north-south joint declarations. -0-
Japan's Scheme to Cover up Crime of Sexual Slavery Slammed
Pyongyang, June 16 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Korean Committee on Measures for the Sexual Slavery for Japanese Army and Drafting Victims issued a statement Friday to denounce Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General of Japan Nikai for making rubbish insulting and threatening the south Koreans, who demanded renegotiations over the "agreement" on the issue of sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army, during his recent visit to south Korea as a special envoy of Prime Minister Abe.
Going round various parts of south Korea on June 10, Nikai told his suite members and journalists that "those hatching plot have to be obliterated, if they are detected, even though they might be a handful", while calling on "getting along well without quarrelling over tiny things".
He made those arrogant remarks referring to the south Koreans demanding the abrogation of the "agreement" on the sexual slavery, an intolerable mockery and an open provocation to the entire Korean nation willing to see the abolition of the past crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists, the statement said, and went on:
What is all the more stunning is the south Korean authorities who curry favor with Japan while letting out such thoughtless words as "south Korea-Japan cooperation" and "future-orientation" without uttering a word over the Japanese reactionaries' shameless and brazen-faced acts.
This reminds one of the pro-Japanese acts of treachery committed by the Park Geun Hye group which touted "respect" for "agreement" on the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army and its "implementation" despite the unanimous opposition and rejection by the south Koreans. This intolerable act of submitting to Japan fans up the Japanese reactionaries' arrogant act and brings greater insult to the national self-respect.
The south Korean authorities should clearly understand that their acts of submitting to Japan without withdrawing the humiliating "agreement" on the sexual slavery would entail greater international isolation.
All Koreans in the north and the south and abroad should resolutely foil the Japanese reactionaries' brazen-faced and arrogant act and wage more unflinching nationwide actions to wipe out the pro-Japanese traitors selling off the dignity and the interests of the nation. -0-
DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Slashes at Another UN "Sanctions Resolution"
Pyongyang, June 4 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Sunday as regards the fact that the hostile forces are getting hell-bent on the sinister moves for sanctions and pressure on the DPRK.
The statement says: Hostile forces are now in a flurry, being disconcerted over the gunfire of victory set off by the DPRK's self-defensive industry in numbers and in succession. Pressing this panic button, they are desperate in their vicious attempts to put sanctions and pressure to bear upon against the DPRK.
On June 3, the United Nations Security Council again framed up "sanctions resolution" taking an issue of the DPRK's launch of ballistic rocket which is aimed to bolster up its nuclear forces.
This "resolution", which is said to have been drafted after a long "consultation" between the U.S. and China, places entities and individuals related with the DPRK's nuclear and rocket program as a target of "additional sanctions".
Earlier, the U.S. took its own way of announcing "unilateral sanctions" against the DPRK and included in it "secondary boycott" with a target of businesses and individuals of even Russia and other third countries which are alleged to have links with the DPRK.
The DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives a strong condemnation and rejection to the UNSC's another campaign of sanctions as it is a crafty hostile act with the purpose of putting a curb on the DPRK's buildup of nuclear forces, disarming it and causing economic suffocation to it.
The U.S. steps up its military buildup including the modernization of nuclear weapons just in order to obtain the exclusive and permanent possession of the most sophisticated weapon system in the world. But, other country can't be allowed to test or launch any object which goes with the words of nuclear or "ballistic". This is really the height of shameless arrogance, self-righteousness and double standards.
Two countries railroaded "sanctions resolution" at the UNSC after having drafted it in the backroom at their own pleasure and are enforcing it upon others just paving it as "the general will of the international society". It is a bare expression of high-handed and arbitrary act in pursuit of their own interests trampling upon the international justice.
The buildup of nuclear forces by the DPRK is all too natural an exercise of its sovereignty to thwart what the U.S. imposed nuclear threat against the DPRK in an unprecedented way. It is also to achieve genuine international justice let alone the fact that it is to ensure peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
It is a fatal miscalculation if the countries, which have had a hand in the frame-up of the "sanctions resolution", would even think that they can delay or hold in check the eye-opening development of the DPRK's nuclear forces even for a moment.
They would squarely see that their mean and indiscreet act would go in just opposite direction to what they want for.
They kept saying about "dialogue" this time. But, it does not make any sense to profess about dialogue with unjust preconditions attached and by applying "maximum pressure".
No matter what others say, whatever sanctions and pressure may follow, we will not flinch from the road to build up nuclear forces which was chosen to defend the sovereignty of the country and the rights to national existence and will move forward towards the final victory.
The "Juche Rocket", ultra precision and diversified, will continue to thunder and skyrocket in full blast in numbers and in succession until the moment when the U.S. and its followers are brought to reason about the root cause and a solution to the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula and take their right choices. -0-
Japan Slammed for Fueling U.S. Saber-Rattling
Pyongyang, May 16 (KCNA) -- The Institute for Asian Studies of the DPRK Institute for International Studies issued an article Tuesday to denounce the Japanese reactionaries for working with bloodshot eyes to render the situation on the Korean peninsula extremely tense and attain their sinister intention by giving a shot in the arm of the U.S. in its reckless moves to provoke a war against the DPRK.
The Japanese authorities including Abe cried out for putting maximum pressure on the DPRK while branding its nuclear and rocket launches as a serious "threat" to world peace and security in their phone dialogue and talks with the U.S. president, during the U.S. vice-president's visit to Japan, at negotiations with the U.S. and south Korea in Tokyo and on other occasions.
In March and April when the U.S. came out with "military option" and "preemptive attack" theory while maximizing the level of military pressure on the DPRK through Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military drills, unprecedented all-out nuclear war rehearsal in terms of scope, intensity and mode of implementation, Japan fully welcomed it and such politicians as the defense minister cried out for dispatch of the "Self-Defense Forces" to "rescue Japanese" in south Korea, openly indicating their attempt at reinvasion of the Korean peninsula.
Lurking behind the Japanese reactionaries' act of maximizing the "story about threat" from the DPRK and the story of "crisis on the Korean peninsula" while chiming in the U.S. anti-DPRK war moves is their intention to secure "justifications" for realizing at any cost the scheme to turn Japan into a military giant and launch overseas aggression, the article says, and goes on:
The reason why the Japanese reactionaries look forward to a war on the Korean peninsula is that they want to repeat the history of aggression so as to feel the "taste" again they enjoyed during the past war.
The Japanese economy has now greeted "lost three decades" beyond "lost two decades". Business cycle has stopped with stagnant excessive production structure overwhelming the decrease in demand and there is prevalent overall shrinkage of fund, equipment and labor, which makes it hard for the economy to get out of depression.
Another purpose the Japanese reactionaries seek to frantically resort to the "story about crisis on the Korean peninsula" is to calm down anti-Abe sentiment by diverting the internal focus on to the DPRK and create an environment favorable for long stay in power.
Recent disclosure of the scandal of Abe family over Moritomo school, the issue of transferring Futenma U.S. military base, economic crisis and all sorts of labor disaster and social evils that break out in chain, delayed recovery from the great quake in east Japan and earthquake in Kumamoto and other instable factors contribute to the approval rate for the Abe regime that goes into steady tailspin.
All facts clearly prove that the Japanese reactionaries are trying to use the U.S. reckless saber-rattling as a golden opportunity for attaining their purposes to turn Japan into a military giant and realize overseas aggression.
The Japanese authorities will face only miserable defeat with the land of Japan turning into a heap of debris by the merciless punishment by the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK, if they think of working as a shock brigade for executing the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK and foolishly dreaming of gaining "great windfall" just as in the last Korean War.
Japan should be free of megalomania and stop running amuck. -0-
Institute for American Studies of DPRK Foreign Ministry Condemns U.S. ICBM Test-fires
Pyongyang, May 5 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Institute for American Studies of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released the following statement Friday:
The U.S. carried out inter-continental ballistic missile test-fire on May 3 in the wake of the one on April 26 at a time when the situation on the Korean peninsula has reached the extremely dangerous phase due to the largest-ever joint military drills waged by the U.S. after introducing huge nuclear strategic assets, and the military provocation moves conducted by it.
The U.S. claims the two ICBM test-fires conducted just in a little over one week were planned one year ago and they have nothing to do with the DPRK's nuclear and long-range ballistic missile launch but many world media are concerned that the consecutive ICBM tests by the U.S. can push the acute situation on the Korean peninsula to graver phase.
The U.S. maintains it may carry out missile launches but the DPRK can not and that its launches are "contribution" to peace and security while the DPRK's are "provocation" straining tension. This sophism is the height of double-dealing standards.
The UN Security Council has kept mum about the U.S. test-fire of ICBM which flew more than 6 000 km across the ocean, even while crying out for "denunciation" and "sanctions" as for ballistic rocket test-fires the DPRK carried out in its own territorial land and waters.
The UN Security Council which calls into question only the DPRK's ballistic rocket test-fires while turning an unseeing eye to the U.S. ICBM test-fires under the pressure of Washington's high-handed and arbitrary practices deserves the name of "double-dealing standards Security Council" or "U.S. Security Council".
In order to realize genuine international justice and build a fair and peaceful world, the U.S. double-dealing yardstick must be broken and the UN Security Council moving at the beck and call of the U.S. must be reformed.
The DPRK will bolster the capabilities for Korean-style preemptive nuclear attack at remarkably higher pace as it has already clarified as long as the U.S. continues its hostile policy toward the DPRK and vicious nuclear threat and blackmail.
If the UN Security Council does not call the U.S. to account for its aggressive and provocative large-scale joint military exercises and ICBM launches, the DPRK will not recognize any UNSC's "resolution" taken over the DPRK's ballistic rocket launches but continue to disclose the absurdity of the UN "sanction resolutions".
No one is entitled to find fault with the DPRK's exercise of its just right to defend its sovereignty and right to existence. -0-
DPRK Will Not Rule out Any Option for Peace of Korean Peninsula and Region: KAPPC Spokesman
Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee released a statement Friday in connection with the fact that the situation on the Korean peninsula is getting serious with each passing day due to the U.S. ferocious military threat and nuclear blackmail.
The Trump administration, which had been examining the package options for the last two months, finally began to show reckless moves after adopting it as its DPRK policy to make "supreme pressure and intervention", the statement said, adding:
After perpetrating sudden cruise missile attack on Syria, the U.S. described it as a "strong warning" to the DPRK and has introduced massive strategic assets into the Korean peninsula while crying out for independent military counteraction including "preemptive attack on the north".
U.S. Vice-President Pence during his recent visit to south Korea talked big to dare threaten the DPRK, saying that the DPRK should not misjudge the U.S.' will, the era of "strategic patience" was over and there is an urge to complete the program for nuclear and ballistic missile development.
The conservative group of south Korea, including puppet acting president Hwang Kyo An, spouted bellicose rubbish that "they would take unbearable punitive measure in case the north makes additional provocation" and "they will make the north change its strategic calculation". They have gone desperate while talking about intensive large-scale joint exercises together with the U.S. nuclear carrier task force.
Saying the present situation proves that the U.S. and the puppet forces are a kingpin seriously threatening and harassing the peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and the region and that they are war fanatics obsessed with provocation and aggression, the spokesman clarified the following stand:
As a peace-loving socialist state, the DPRK values and loves peace more than anyone else but is neither afraid of war nor is going to avert it.
The army and people of the DPRK will not rule out any special option in order to defend peace on the Korean peninsula and the region.
The U.S. has to understand that it is not only the U.S. that is invested with option, and it should be serious in making the final option at a crucial moment decisive of the destiny of the American empire.
The army and people of the DPRK will bolster up the nuclear deterrence for justice in every way to foil the U.S. high-handed and arbitrary practices and thus more reliably defend the sovereignty of the country, the right to existence of the nation and the peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the region. -0-