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-
U.S. Deployment of Nuclear Carrier Task Group in Waters off Korean Peninsula under Fire
Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA on Monday over the fact that the U.S. deployed a nuclear carrier task group in waters off the Korean peninsula:
It was disclosed that the U.S. dispatched Carl Vinson nuclear carrier task group to waters off the peninsula all of a sudden.
This goes to prove that the U.S. reckless moves for invading the DPRK have reached a serious phase of its scenario.
If the U.S. dares opt for a military action, crying out for "preemptive attack" and "removal of the headquarters", the DPRK is ready to react to any mode of war desired by the U.S.
The prevailing grave situation proves once again that the DPRK was entirely just when it increased in every way its military capabilities for self-defence and preemptive attack with a nuclear force as a pivot.
The Trump administration is foolish enough to deploy one strategic striking means after another in south Korea, trumpeting about "peace by force of arms", but the DPRK remains unfazed.
We never beg for peace but we will take the toughest counteraction against the provocateurs in order to defend ourselves by powerful force of arms and keep to the road chosen by ourselves.
We will hold the U.S. wholly accountable for the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by its outrageous actions. -0-
Briefing on Situation Given for Diplomatic Envoys of EU Countries Here
Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- Kim Son Gyong, director-general of the 2nd Department for European Affairs of the DPRK Foreign Ministry, on Tuesday gave a briefing for diplomatic envoys of EU countries here on the present acute situation prevailing in the Korean peninsula.
Kim referred to the present situation of the Korean peninsula that is inching close to the brink of a war due to the largest-ever Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military maneuvers, staged by the U.S., together with the south Korean forces, in an aim to execute their "beheading operation" and "occupation of Pyongyang" after hurling huge strategic assets, and to the measures for self-defense taken by the DPRK to cope with it.
The days had gone when one side enforced something on the other side and the DPRK has both will and capability to readily react to any type of war the U.S. wants, the director-general stressed.
Expressing deep concern about the aggravating situation of the Korean peninsula, those diplomatic envoys hoped that the tension would be ironed out through dialogue. -0-
U.S. "Anti-terrorism War" Denounced by KCNA
Pyongyang, March 20 (KCNA) -- Ten-odd years have passed since the U.S. started the "war on terrorism" worldwide under the pretext of "retaliating against Sept. 11 incident," styling itself a "guardian of justice."
The Korean Central News Agency released an indictment in this regard on March 19.
The "anti-terrorism war" of the U.S. is state-sponsored terrorism and a new version of war of aggression against the anti-U.S. countries for realizing the imperialists' ambition for world domination, the indictment said, adding:
The U.S. has wantonly infringed upon the sovereignty and territorial integrity of other countries while escalating the "anti-terrorism war" worldwide.
It is the strategy and purpose of the U.S. "war on terrorism" to train terrorists and steadily spread terrorism on one hand and perpetrate military intervention in sovereign states under the signboard of "combating terrorism" on the other and, furthermore, carry out their scenario for world domination.
The U.S. forces, which were deployed mainly in Europe during the Cold War era, are being reorganized, centering around Asia in the new century.
The U.S. is trebling and quadrupling the sanctions against the DPRK and escalating the danger of a nuclear war, labeling it "proliferator of weapons of mass destruction" and "rogue state," etc. though it has nothing to do with terrorism.
All facts go to clearly prove that the U.S. "anti-terrorism war" is a new form of brutal war of aggression for bringing down the anti-U.S. independent countries and realizing its ambition for world domination.
Noting that the ''anti-terrorism war" of the U.S. brought to light its true colors as the worst human rights abuser and the world's biggest anti- human rights country, the indictment further said:
Left in Afghanistan and Iraq for more than decade are marks of cruel genocide and human rights abuses committed by U.S. troops, the brutes engrossed in murder and plunder.
The U.S. is the only country which approved the operation of secret prisons like Nazis' concentration camps not only in Iraq and Afghanistan but different parts of the world for putting inmates to medieval torture.
The U.S. authorities patronized and backed U.S. troops' maltreatment and torture of prisoners, underscoring the need to torture prisoners in order to force "terrorists" to divulge secrets.
The U.S. military operation on "terrorism" by use of drones is an operation of man-killing in breach of international law and the principle of humanitarianism.
The U.S. has deployed thousands of latest drones equipped with missiles and satellite guide-system in the Middle East and their controllers are conducting air-raids by drones at the operation base in the mainland far away from battle fields.
The U.S. "war on terrorism" is an extra-large crime against humanity that spawned the worst refugee problem by causing ceaseless terrorism, vicious cycle of revenges and blood-stained armed conflict.
The crime-woven history of the U.S. "anti-terrorism war" can never be forgotten no matter how much water may flow under the bridge as it has inflicted horrible deaths, pain and misfortunes upon humankind, the indictment stressed. -0-
Korean Jurists Committee Hits out at Malaysian Side's Unfriendly Attitude
Pyongyang, February 23 (KCNA) -- A citizen of the DPRK bearing a diplomatic passport suddenly fell into a state of shock before boarding an airliner and died on the way to a hospital in Malaysia on February 13.
At that time the Foreign Ministry of Malaysia and the hospital side informed the DPRK embassy in Kuala Lumpur exercising the right to consular protection of DPRK citizens that they confirmed he died of heart stroke and decided to transfer his body to the embassy and get it cremated.
So the DPRK embassy confirmed his identity and asked the Malaysian side to transfer his body.
However, no sooner had south Korean conservative media published a false report that he was "poisoned to death", citing it as "source from the government" that night, than the Malaysian secret police got involved in the case and recklessly made it an established fact, only to make matters complicated.
The DPRK embassy made it clear that autopsy is not necessary as his death had already been confirmed as the one due to heart stroke and autopsy should never be done as he enjoyed extraterritorial right according to the Vienna Convention as a carrier of diplomatic passport.
Nevertheless, the Malaysian side, in disregard of the DPRK's just demand and international law, made an autopsy of the body without any prior agreement with the DPRK side and its presence. Moreover, the Malaysian side clamored for the second autopsy without publishing the results of the first autopsy.
A spokesman for the Korean Jurists Committee in a statement on Wednesday termed this undisguised encroachment upon the sovereignty of the DPRK, a wanton human rights abuse and an act contrary to human ethics and morality.
The statement said: What merits more serous attention is the fact that the unjust acts of the Malaysian side are timed to coincide with the anti-DPRK conspiratorial racket launched by the south Korean authorities.
Conservative media of south Korea began spreading wild rumors that the DPRK citizen was "poisoned to death by two women agents of the General Reconnaissance Bureau of north Korea" and it is undoubtedly its "deed" before the results of the autopsy were published.
On February 14, a day after his death, Chongwadae of south Korea kicked up a fuss over it and the south Korean authorities were busy holding a ministerial meeting on February 16, showing an excessive response. Moreover, they openly discussed the issue of THAAD deployment though it has nothing to do with the death of a DPRK citizen.
This proves that the south Korean authorities has long expected the case since it worked out a scenario for it.
It is, indeed, regretful that only Malaysia is denying such fact.
The biggest responsibility for his death rests with the government of Malaysia as the citizen of the DPRK died in its land.
The unfriendly attitude of the Malaysian side found a more striking manifestation in the matter of transferring his body to the DPRK side.
Malaysia is obliged to hand his body to the DPRK side as it made an autopsy and forensic examination of it in an illegal and immoral manner. However, it has not yet handed the body under the absurd pretext that it cannot do so unless the family of the deceased presents a DNA sample in accordance with its law.
This proves that the Malaysian side is going to politicize the transfer of the body in utter disregard of international law and morality and thus attain a sinister purpose.
In the early days when the incident happened Malaysia widely publicized that it arrested suspected persons but now keeps mum about it.
What sounds more alarming is that the suspected persons allegedly stated that the DPRK citizen was poisoned to death when "oil like lotion was put on his head with their hands." That means the woman survived even after having poison on her hand while leaving only the poisoned man dead.
The DPRK has already proposed a joint investigation for properly probing the incident and clarified that it is ready to dispatch a delegation of its jurists.
Its aim is to meet the suspected persons and hear their statements, confirm who ordered them and meet the arrested citizen and survey in detail the scene of the incident and its video footage and thus conclude the investigation into the incident in a fair way.
The DPRK will never allow any attempt to tarnish the image of the dignified power of independence and nuclear weapons state but make a thorough probe into the truth behind the case.
It will watch the future attitude of the Malaysian side. -0-
National Peace Committee Urges U.S. and S. Korean Puppet Forces to Repent of Their Act of Spawning Nuclear Issue
Pyongyang, February 3 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea released a statement Friday, 59 years since the U.S. introduced nuclear weapons to south Korea and made it public.
The statement said: It was the U.S. which turned south Korea into the world's biggest nuclear arsenal through massive introduction of nuclear weapons with various missions and nuclear war hardware and it was again the U.S. which posed unprecedented nuclear threat and blackmail to the DPRK after designating it as the target of a preemptive nuclear attack.
The successive pro-U.S. conservative groups of south Korea actively joined the U.S. in deploying nuclear weapons in south Korea and have been hell-bent on the nuclear war moves for invading the north in a bid to inflict a nuclear disaster on this land.
The Park Geun Hye group, not content with staging frantic joint military exercises against the DPRK together with their master U.S., decided to bring THAAD to south Korea and worked out a plan for a preemptive attack on the north and has desperately pushed forward it, pushing the situation on the peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war.
The DPRK had no option but to have access to nuclear deterrence to defend its sovereignty and the nation's right to existence to cope with the U.S. and the puppet forces' reckless nuclear threat and blackmail.
The U.S. and its henchmen south Korean puppet forces feign ignorance of their criminal act of spawning the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula and having threatened the DPRK with nuclear weapons and faulted the DPRK's measure for bolstering its nuclear deterrence for self-defence. This reminds one of a thief crying "Stop the Thief".
The U.S. and the puppet forces have to seriously repent of their acts of introducing nuclear weapons to south Korea and having been keen on the moves for a nuclear war against the north before talking about "nuclear threat" from someone.
The DPRK solemnly declares once again.
The U.S. and the puppet forces should not trumpet about unilateral "denuclearization of the north," talking about the fictitious "nuclear threat from the north" and "provocation," but open to public and dismantle all nuclear weapons in south Korea and start denuclearizing the south in a verifiable way in the world's eyes.
They have to stop all north-targeted nuclear war exercises being staged after bringing nuclear strike means to the Korean peninsula and its vicinity and withdraw the U.S. aggression forces from south Korea and assure that they would not threaten the DPRK with nuclear weapons.
The DPRK will take a series of eventful measures as a nuclear power and full-fledged military power in the East and further bolster its capability for self-defence and capability for preemptive attack with the nuclear force as the core as long as the U.S. and its vassal forces continue nuclear threat and blackmail against the DPRK and do not stop nuclear war exercises at its doorstep under the pretext of annual ones despite its repeated warnings.
The U.S. and the puppet forces have to behave with discretion, though belatedly, clearly understanding who their rival is and facing up to the trend of the times. -0-
U.S. Will Face Bitterer Defeat and Shame: KAPPC
Pyongyang, January 13 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC) issued a statement Friday to denounce the Obama administration for foolishly resorting to the racket for putting military pressure on the DPRK although it is nearing its end.
The Obama administration has now gotten busy, sending 93 000-tonnage nuclear-powered carrier Carl Vinson to the waters off the Korean peninsula from the U.S. mainland from the outset of the year, the statement pointed out, adding:
The U.S. has strike flotilla including nuclear carrier Ronald Reagan at constant standby in waters off Japan with Yokosuka Port as a matrix port. Its additional hurling of another carrier flotilla is a dangerous provocative act to bring fresh military tension to the Korean peninsula and the areas around it.
Timed to coincide with this, the Obama group continuously faulted the DPRK's legitimate measures for bolstering defence capabilities, openly blustering that "it will be made to pay a high price". It even held a confab with stooges, hatching plots to sustain sanctions and pressure on the DPRK and to press for the deployment of THAAD in south Korea at the earliest possible date despite the regime change.
The reason for the desperate efforts being made by the Obama group to escalate the political and military pressure on the DPRK is to retrieve even a bit its defeat in the confrontation with the DPRK by employing every possible means and method and prevent the situation on the Korean peninsula and the region from developing in favor of peace and d?tente.
Also lurking behind it is the aim to deter the DPRK's measures for bolstering nuclear force for self-defence through military pressure and save its hegemonic position from completely sinking.
If Obama has elementary thinking and discerning power, he should be well aware of who threatens who and who has to surrender to whom.
The DPRK, possessed of even powerful nuclear weapons including H-bomb and ultra-modern strategic strike means, will remain unperturbed even in the face of tens or hundreds of nuclear carrier flotillas. And, if anyone shows even the slightest sign of provocation, it is fully ready to blow up the citadel of aggression through resolute preemptive attack.
Reckless sanctions and pressure will only offer the DPRK an opportunity of rising to the eminence of victory and the aggressors and provocateurs bitterer shame and disgrace. This is a bitter lesson the Obama administration has drawn before the world.
The U.S. knows well what future it will face if it follows in the footsteps of the former administration, while failing to draw a lesson from the past defeat.
It should clearly understand the position, power, desire and ideal of the DPRK, which has undergone a fundamental change from the past and has tremendous potential of development, and make a wise option for itself.
As long as the U.S. and its vassal forces continue nuclear threat and blackmail and unless they stop war exercises under the pretext of annual drill at the doorstep of the DPRK, the latter will continue to bolster the military capabilities for self-defence with the nuclear force as a pivot and for preemptive attack as it had already clarified.
Whoever resorts to foolish act of going against the trend of the times will only face bitter defeat and ruin. -0-
DPRK FM Spokesman Denounces Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Friday gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA as regards the fact that the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights pulled up the DPRK over the issue of divided families in the north and the south of Korea:
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights slandered the DPRK in a "report" on the issue of divided families in the north and the south on Dec. 7, citing all sorts of fabricated information that the north "abducted" someone.
The DPRK resolutely rejects the above-said "report" peppered with lies and fabrications cooked up by the south Korean authorities published by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights despite its repeated warnings, branding this as hostile act against the DPRK.
As already the DPRK clarified several times, it has nothing to do with the word of abduction.
The suspension of the reunion of the divided families and relatives which had been regularly arranged thanks to the positive measures and sincere efforts of the DPRK in the past is entirely attributable to the south Korean authorities' acts of bringing the inter-Korean relations to complete collapse by ceaselessly luring and abducting citizens of the DPRK.
In April last the south Korean authorities mobilized gangsters of the Intelligence Service to abduct a group of more than 10 women citizens of the DPRK in a foreign country and the chief executive of south Korea openly agitated "defection from the north". This proves that the south Korean authorities are a group of inhumane criminals whose main job is abduction.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights made public the above-said "report" at the time when the south Korean authorities are hit hard from all sides for the "Park Geun Hye scandal". This is the unreasonable action taken by the Office away from the principle of objectivity and impartiality, which keep the Office alive, following the south Korean authorities keen to seek a way out in escalating the north-south confrontation.
If the Office is truly concerned for the solution of the issue of the divided families and relatives, it should bring charges against the chief executive of south Korea resorting to undisguised agitation of "defection from the north" and the gangsters of the Intelligence Service of south Korea that lured and abducted a group of women citizens of the DPRK in broad daylight, to begin with, and demand the south Korean authorities send back those to the DPRK at once. -0-
Pomminryon Clarifies Its Will to Take Lead in Paving Wide Avenue to National Reunification
Pyongyang, November 20 (KCNA) -- The North, South and Overseas Headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea's Reunification (Pomminryon) issued a joint statement on Nov. 20 on the 26th anniversary of its formation.
The formation of Pomminryon was a great event of epochal significance in strengthening the driving force for national reunification and developing the reunification movement into a nationwide movement, the statement said.
It noted that the formation of Pomminryon made it possible to build a mother body of great national unity capable of rallying the patriotic forces at home and abroad as one and develop the movement for national reunification into an organized one and nationwide one.
The aspiration and patriotism of the fellow countrymen to defend the independent dignity of the nation and usher in the new era of reconciliation, unity, peace and reunification are growing stronger, it said, and went on:
Pomminryon will hold higher the three principles of national reunification and the north-south joint declarations as the lifeline of the reunification movement.
The three principles of national reunification and the north-south declarations reflect the general will of the nation and serve as the great reunification programmes common to the nation and milestones of reunification whose validity and vitality have been clearly proved in practice.
If the agreements common to the nation which were made by the north and the south and proclaimed before the world are nullified because of the change of situation and regime change, the Korean nation can never achieve the peaceful reunification of the country.
Pomminryon will resolutely check the reckless moves of the anti-reunification forces at home and abroad for war and confrontation.
Peace and security are the vital issues related to the destiny of the Korean nation and an essential prerequisite to national reunification.
It is the unanimous assertion and unbreakable will of all the members of the nation that they can never allow the cradle of life of the fellow countrymen to be reduced to a theatre of a nuclear war due to the moves of foreign forces and their vassal forces for war and confrontation and the Korean nation to fall victim to them.
Pomminryon will surely succeed in opening the nationwide great gathering for reunification and take the lead in opening a new phase of peace of the country and its independent reunification.
It is the unanimous wishes of all the fellow countrymen to hold the nationwide great gathering for reunification with all the political parties, organizations and individuals in the north, the south and abroad involved to defuse the present danger of war as required by the general will of the nation and usher in the new era of national reunification, peace and prosperity.
We will surely succeed in opening the nationwide great gathering for reunification as Pomminryon has held high the banner of national independence and great national unity and struggled to achieve them.
As an immediate task the South Headquarters of Pomminryon will conduct positive activities to form as early as possible a preparatory committee grouping people of all social standings from the south side as the preparatory committees were formed for the nationwide great gathering for reunification in the north and overseas.
The statement called upon all political parties, organizations and figures at home and abroad aspiring after the improved inter-Korean relations and national reunification to turn out as one in the drive for successfully opening the nationwide great gathering for reunification. -0-
DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Censures U.S.-Japan-S. Korea Joint Military Drill
Pyongyang, October 22 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA Saturday as regards another joint military drill launched by the U.S. in league with Japan and the south Korean puppet forces against the DPRK:
The U.S., Japan and south Korean puppet forces Saturday started a provocative joint naval drill chiefly targeting the DPRK with Aegis destroyer and many warships and forces involved.
The saber-rattling is another grave military provocation against the DPRK and a revelation of the wild ambition to secure hegemony by wrecking peace and security in the region.
Not content with staging the largest-ever joint naval drill with south Korea by mobilizing the huge strategic assets including the nuclear aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan recently, the U.S. let Japan join in the above-said naval maneuver to put military pressure upon the DPRK. This shows that the U.S. is to chiefly blame for the escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula.
The on-going joint military drill on the Korean peninsula that followed the missile warning exercise held in June last goes to clearly prove that the U.S.-Japan-south Korea triangular military alliance is no longer a "ghost-like" one but is taking into shape as core part of the U.S. strategy for dominating Asia.
In actuality, the U.S. is openly claiming that the U.S.-Japan-south Korea cooperation is being expanded according to the second-stage goal of its Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy.
The reality shows again that the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK were so just when they adopted the line and policies on bolstering up the nuclear deterrence for self-defence in quality and quantity.
The DPRK will resolutely frustrate all challenges of the U.S. and its vassal forces to reliably defend peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region by taking hold on the treasured nuclear sword for independence and justice. -0-
AINDF Calls for Foiling Park Geun Hye Conservative Forces' Attempt at Stay in Power
Pyongyang, September 19 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Central Committee of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front (AINDF) on Monday released a statement titled "Let all the people turn out to resolutely foil the pro-U.S. conservative forces' attempt at stay in power".
The spokesman said that recently the Park Geun Hye group has made desperate efforts to create a phase favorable for staying in power of the conservative forces while deliberately spreading the theory of "security crisis" under the pretext of the DPRK's nuclear warhead explosion test.
Lurking behind this is the vicious intention to tide over the political crisis that has reached the extreme phase and open up a way for the conservative forces to stay in power at any cost, the spokesman said, and went on:
Such an outdated arrogant attempt can not work in this bright world today.
The situation prevailing on this land is going quite contrary to what Park intended it to be and she is facing grim phase in which there is great concern over whether she can prop up the pillar of Chongwadae till the end of tenure, to say nothing of stay in power.
Much upset by the catastrophic situation brought about by her, Park is making desperate efforts, saying that there can never be "division of public opinion". This is, however, nothing but an open declaration that it would gag the people standing against her, politically persecute and suppress progressive democratic forces and crack down on the people out in their just mass struggle at the point of bayonet.
If the Park group's attempt at monopolizing power is tolerated, it is clear that this land will face the crises of livelihood, security and war worse than what they are now.
People from all walks of life who are full-fledged master of the nation's history should clearly show in practice, not with words, what harsh punishment the Park group will face by the people, awakened and enraged.
All the political forces aspiring after progress and democracy of south Korean society have to clearly see through the dangerous scheme of the Park Geun Hye group to stay in office, resolutely foil it through the anti-Park Geun Hye and anti-U.S. struggle and win the absolute trust of the people.
The situation is tense and complicated but victory is on the side of the people aspiring after independence, peace and reunification and the might of the nation growing on a daily basis will foil the conservative forces at home and abroad standing against reunification and bring about the bright morning of independent reunification. -0-
Appeal to Young Korean People
Pyongyang, September 7 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League issued an appeal to all the young Korean people at home and abroad on Wednesday.
The appeal said: At the high platform of the Ninth Congress of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League Marshal Kim Jong Un clarified the tasks for national reunification, clearly indicating the way of the Korean youth movement. This is the important guidelines which make the Korean youth discharge the sacred mission they assume for the era and history in the van of the patriotic sacred war for putting an end to the pain of division that has lasted for a long period and building a dignified and prosperous reunified power on this land.
The Central Committee of the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League appealed as follows to all the young Korean people at home and abroad out of the burning mind to usher in a new era of independent reunification without fail by giving fullest play to the youthful stamina and passion, true to the call of Marshal Kim Jong Un:
All the young Korean people at home and abroad!
Let us discharge the noble mission for the country and the nation, holding high the slogan "Forward, young Korean people, toward bright future of reunified youth power!"
Let us hold the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, peerlessly great man of Mt. Paektu and peerless patriot, as the lodestar of national reunification and the great leader of the Korean youth movement in high esteem!
Let us pave a wide avenue to national reunification by pooling youthful intention and mind on the road of reunification and patriotism, holding high the banner of national independence, the banner of great national unity!
Let our young people take the lead in opening a new phase of improved inter-Korean relations and national reunification, invariably taking hold on the three charters for national reunification and the historic north-south joint declarations as immortal great programmes for national reunification!
Let us check and frustrate the war moves for aggression by the U.S. and its followers to inflict nuclear disaster on the nation and make the flames for independence against the U.S. and for democratization against fascism rage more furiously in south Korea!
Let overseas young people cherish the pride and self-esteem of the dignified Korean nation and make proactive contribution to the sacred cause for independent reunification of the country and prosperity of the nation!
The appeal proposed to hold the great gathering of young Korean people for reunification in which youth organizations of all social standings and young people in the north, the south and abroad will participate to promote the movement for national reunification in a more unique and viable way in conformity with the unanimous desire of all Koreans aspiring after reunification.
If all young Korean people, the most viable unit of the nation, turn out, there is nothing impossible in the world and the final victory of national reunification is certain, the appeal concluded. -0-
Only Miserable End Awaits Aggressors and Provokers: KPA Panmunjom Mission
Pyongyang, August 18 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army (KPA) released a statement Thursday, 40 years since the occurrence of the "Panmunjom incident" which showed the world the miserable end of senseless provokers.
Detailing the "Panmunjom incident" which the U.S. imperialists provoked in a planned way to keep its forces in south Korea for an indefinite period and create a pretext for a war of aggression, the statement said that the incident left history a serious lesson that only shame and death await aggressors and provokers.
But those who are oblivious of the lesson of history flock to the scene of the incident on the day every year to stage burlesques such as "memorial service" and "commemorative visit", the statement said, and went on:
Whoever has normal thinking faculty should look back with cool head on what was brought about by the incident and a number of provocations that were committed in the sky, land and sea for the past 40 years since the incident.
The match-for-a hundred soldiers of the Korean People's Army, firmly holding rifles, are closely following the military moves of the enemies.
The aggressors and provokers must clearly understand if they come in attack with an axe, they will be hit by the axe to death and that if they brandish a nuclear stick, the U.S. mainland will be hit by nuclear disaster to be reduced to ashes. This is the lesson taught by the "Panmunjom incident" and four-decade history that followed.
The U.S. had better be aware that heavy weapons it introduces to south Korea time and again will only precipitate its ruin and that large monitoring iron tower which it set up for the purpose of inciting military confrontation will turn into a heap of scrap iron in a moment.
Only miserable dog's death awaits aggressors and provokers.
This is an unavoidable end the U.S. is fated to meet. -0-
National Reunification Institute's White Paper Recalls World Media Criticism of Park Geun Hye
Pyongyang, August 2 (KCNA) --The National Reunification Institute issued a white paper Tuesday dealing with the criticism of Park Geun Hye by media of various countries.
According to the white paper, VOA, the Wall Street Journal, the AP, BBC, Financial Times, AFP and other major media organizations in the West, commenting on Park Geun Hye's running for the 18th-term puppet presidential election as a candidate from the "Saenuri Party", reported that "dictator's daughter runs for presidency" and "dictator's daughter runs for presidential election".
With the puppet presidential election at hand, foreign news media repeatedly warned that if Park Geun Hye, daughter of military dictator who ruled south Korea in the 1960s-1970s, grabbed power, "yusin" dictatorship could revive.
When Park took the "presidency", the AP, the Bloomberg, the Washington Post, the New York Times and other media reported that "Park Chung-Hee dictatorial regime ended with assassination, Park Geun Hye returns to Chongwadae in 30 odd years", "The longest ruling dictator's daughter wins presidential election" and "results beyond expectation", expressing strong repugnancy and concern.
After the "presidential election" it was disclosed that Park Geun Hye took office by manipulating media with the mobilization of the Intelligence Service. The New York Times, the Washington Post, Le Monde, AFP and scores of world's media were unanimous in revealing that "the Intelligence Service, the Cyber Command, etc. spread more than 24 million twitters for the Park Geun Hye's election", "in the final analysis secret agents of the Intelligence Service helped the daughter of the dictator win the election" and "Park Geun Hye won with difficulty the competition with a candidate from an opposition party who won 48% support because of such a secret operation".
When Park resorted to a reckless act of disclosing the minutes of the north-south summit, being much upset by the voices critical of the her group's illegal election rigging, the Washington Times, Reuters, Asahi Shimbun and other media commented that "the disclosure of the south-north summit minutes, top-secret document, by the Park Geun Hye regime is a political and strategic attempt to divert elsewhere the attention of the public focused on its illegal election" and "the disclosure of the summit minutes is an illegal intervention in politics in violation of the commitment to the neutrality in politics".
When the Park group forcibly disbanded the United Progressive Party and cooked up Ri Sok Gi's attempted rebellion case and thus created an unprecedented terror-ridden atmosphere in south Korea, foreign media recalled that "Park Chung-Hee banned activities of political parties quite often in a bid to disband the National Assembly and political organizations and suppress opposition parties" and "Park Geun Hye's ruling mode bears striking resemblance to dictator Park Chung-Hee's".
The Park Geun Hye group's vicious crackdown on trade unions and media has become the target of censure and denunciation by the international community.
The MERS incident that occurred last year as well as the ferry Sewol sinking case in 2014 were hideous disasters that greatly shocked the south Korean society.
At that time Le Monde, Spiegel and other major media detailed facts that Park Geun Hye's whereabouts were not known for seven hours at a critical moment for putting the accident under control, the puppet authorities defaulted on rescuing the victims by dragging on time, adding that "the ferry Sewol disaster was not just a simple accident but the biggest man-caused disaster" and that "Park Geun Hye's attempt at shifting the responsibility on to the captain of Sewol was aimed at toning down criticism of the regime".
The Washington Post, Kyodo and other foreign media derided Park by commenting that "MERS outbreak in south Korea is a worldwide problem", "MERS incident points to a critical problem in the Park Geun Hye regime's ability of coping with crisis" and "a man-caused disaster attributable to the unripe and belated counteraction taken by the regime taking people's lives lightly".
Anti-Park Geun Hye and anti-"government" actions have been daily occurrences in south Korea ranging from the action for a probe into the truth behind illegal election in the early days of Park's office to actions against the privatization of railways and healthcare fields, the actions against opening of rice market, the actions against anti-north war exercises, the actions for a probe into the truth behind ferry Sewol disaster and general strike against retrogressive revision of the labor law.
Reporting these actions, foreign media denounced Park and her group for reducing south Korea to the world's worst hell, tundra of democracy and human rights and complete colony of the U.S.
International criticism and derision of the evil woman of Chongwadae, matchless fascist dictator and murderer and bete noire, found their vivid manifestation during the puppet National Assembly election this April.
The recent Park group's decision on deploying THAAD in south Korea after yielding to the U.S. pressure has driven traitor Park to a tight corner in the face of strong rebuff by countries around the Korean peninsula.
Not only media and experts in China, Russia and other neighboring countries but government authorities deplore the situation, saying that "retaliation is inevitable", "south Korea will be the first victim of strategic scramble for power" and "Park Geun Hye regime will be made to pay a dear price". Inside south Korea, such criticism as "Park Geun Hye regime was the first to get intercepted by THAAD deployment" and "miserable tragedy was brought about by humiliating diplomacy" is being heard.
The white paper said that all these facts are just a tip of iceberg of international criticism of traitor Park, stressing this clearly proves that Park Geun Hye is not only the worst trouble-maker of the nation but also root cause of misfortune common to humankind and dreg of history.
Evil woman of Chongwadae exposed to curse and denunciation by all the fellow countrymen and to derision and censure by the international community will only face a miserable ruin, concludes the white paper. -0-
North Headquarters of Pomminryon Hits out at Park Geun Hye Regime's Treachery
Pyongyang, July 23 (KCNA) -- The North Headquarters of the Pan-National Alliance for Korea's Reunification (Pomminryon) in a statement on Saturday bitterly denounced the south Korean regime's moves to deploy THAAD in south Korea as a hideous confrontational move to bring the disaster of a nuclear war to the inviolable country and a thrice-cursed act of selling off the interests and security of the nation to the U.S. lock, stock and barrel.
It also extended full support and solidarity to the south Korean people in their just daily-mounting struggle against THAAD deployment.
Noting all successive rulers of south Korea kowtowed to the U.S. but there was no such traitor as Park Geun Hye who has gone so far as to sell off even the interests of the nation as a pro-U.S. prostitute in an ill-minded bid to escalate the confrontation with the compatriots in the north, the statement said:
It is quite natural for the south Korean people to stage a bold struggle in protest against the U.S. and the Park regime's moves for deploying THAAD in order to protect their right to existence and future.
If such traitors as Park prolonging her remaining days through sycophancy towards the U.S. and confrontation with compatriots are allowed to go with impunity, it is hard to deliver south Korea from a bottomless quagmire of uneasiness and terror and help all Koreans escape misfortune and disaster of a nuclear war, to say nothing of national reunification.
All Koreans in the north, the south and abroad should make a clean sweep of the group of traitors bringing a horrible nuclear disaster to the Korean nation by intensifying the all-out actions against the Park group's moves to deploy THAAD.
The Park Geun Hye group of traitors will never escape severe punishment by history for her thrice-cursed crimes against the nation. -0-
DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hits Presidential Statement of Asia-Europe Meeting Summit
Pyongyang, July 18 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Sunday as regards the recent presidential statement of the Asia-Europe Meeting summit accusing the DPRK:
The 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit held on Saturday made public a presidential statement terming the DPRK's bolstering of nuclear deterrent a violation of UNSC "resolutions" and a threat to the regional and global peace and security, pulling up the DPRK for no ground.
This is a reckless act of further aggravating the situation of the Korean peninsula by taking advantage of the U.S. extreme anti-DPRK racket.
It is none other than the U.S. that creates a hair-trigger nuclear war danger on the Korean peninsula and wrecks peace and security in the region and the rest of the world.
The U.S. is now introducing into south Korea nuclear submarines, formations of strategic bombers and other strategic nuclear strike means and latest war hardware including THAAD one after another while ceaselessly staging nuclear war exercises for aggression to bring the dark clouds of a nuclear war to the Korean peninsula.
Besides, it has sought to encroach upon the sovereignty and vital rights of the DPRK and isolate and stifle it. Not content with such attempt, it has recently got hell-bent on unprecedented sanctions and pressure on the DPRK, daring hurt the dignity of its supreme leadership.
It is a legitimate measure for self-defence to cope with the ever-escalating U.S. frantic hostile policy and nuclear threat that the DPRK secured powerful nuclear deterrent and has bolstered it up both in quality and quantity.
Growing stronger is the will of the service personnel and people of the DPRK to totally smash the U.S. and other hostile forces' high-handed and arbitrary practices and military pressure with the toughest counteraction.
The DPRK will invariably advance straight along the road of independence, Songun and socialism, regardless of what others say, and fight for genuine international justice as an independent power and nuclear power. -0-
Koreans in U.S. Welcome DPRK's Proposal for Opening Great National Meeting for Reunification
Pyongyang, July 4 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Federation of Koreans in the U.S. in a statement on June 30 said that the danger of a war is increasing as the inter-Korean relations have reached the phase of acute confrontation and the situation on the Korean peninsula is so tense that a war may break out any moment.
Against this backdrop in an open letter sent to the authorities, political parties, organizations and individuals in south Korea and abroad, reflecting the will of Koreans for independent reunification, the north proposed to open a great national meeting attended by Koreans overseas and from the north and the south before and after August 15 this year marking the 71st anniversary of Korea's liberation, the statement said.
It highly appreciated the north's will to put an end to the history of division and strive harder than any others to realize the desire of Koreans for creating the history of reunification, history of national prosperity, calling on all Koreans including those in the south side to accept the north's proposal without any condition.
The will of the north represents that of Koreans as it clarified the willingness to have candid, face-to-face meeting with anyone irrespective of political view, religious belief and ism if it is helpful to the improvement of the inter-Korean relations and the settlement of reunification issue, it noted.
It called on all Koreans overseas and in the north and the south to dynamically pave a venue to independent reunification under the uplifted banner of national independence, the banner of great national unity. -0-
National Reconciliation Council Spokesman Clarifies DPRK's Stand on Park Geun Hye's Confrontational Remarks
Pyongyang, June 17 (KCNA) -- Park Geun Hye at the "inaugural ceremony" of the 20th-term puppet National Assembly of south Korea shortly ago spouted all sorts of confrontational remarks while again taking issue with the nuclear issue of the DPRK. Not content with this, she sent a video message peppered with invectives against the DPRK to the "Advisory Council for Democracy and Peaceful Unification".
She blustered that "the north's nuclear development blocks the improvement of the south-north relations" and "it is the time when a struggle of will for carrying out the task of denuclearizing the north is under way" with the 16th anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration at hand.
A spokesman for the National Reconciliation Council in a statement on June 17 said that this clearly reveals the dirty and pitiful colors of Park Geun Hye caught in a hysteric fit, being seized by inveterate hostility toward the fellow countrymen plus north's nuclear-phobia of which she can hardly get rid before death.
As Park blatantly challenged the good faith and sincerity shown by the fellow countrymen with intolerable outbursts, the DPRK can not but clarify its stand to ill-boding remarks made by her, the statement noted, and went on:
It is sheer sophism that the nuclear weapons for aggression south Korea introduced to its land from the U.S. do not throw any obstacle to the improvement of the north-south relations but the north's nuclear weapons for self-defence blocks the improvement of the relations.
To look back on the past, the U.S. and its followers tried hard to push the situation to an extreme phase while loudly talking about "nuclear threat from the north" but the north-south relations successfully overcame the crisis and advanced along the orbit of the June 15 joint declaration and this played a positive role in pushing forward the process of the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
The situation clearly proves that the north-south relations depend on the will to pave the way for reunification by dint of national reconciliation and unity and that they have nothing to do with the DPRK's access to nuclear weapons.
As unanimously commented by the public at home and abroad, the main obstacle to the improvement of the north-south relations is the pro-U.S. conservative forces' hostile policy toward the DPRK and their moves for escalating the confrontation with the fellow countrymen.
It is sheer distortion and fabrication of the essence of the nuclear stand-off between the DPRK and the U.S. to claim that the nukes of the DPRK threaten peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world.
The U.S. put the world under a dense nuclear network and mercilessly brought down those countries disobedient to it with a nuclear stick. It is posing the biggest nuclear threat to the DPRK even at this moment.
The Japanese reactionaries and other forces of the West have joined in its operation.
The DPRK's access to nukes being described as a "threat" by the south Korean puppet regime was an inevitable choice made by the DPRK to defend its dignity and sovereignty, destiny and future from the high-handedness and aggression of the U.S.-led imperialist allied forces.
In disregard of this hard fact, the puppet regime has gone so reckless as to term it a "threat." It seems to come to reason only when it bitterly experiences what a real threat is like.
The regime is asserting that the international community is enforcing "harsh sanctions" against the DPRK by concerted efforts while talking about a "structure of confrontation between the international community and the north." This is no more than a string of nonsense that can be spouted only by idiots blinded by sycophancy towards big powers.
The U.S. and its allies can never represent the international community and no matter how vociferously they may talk, being bereft of any principle and impartiality, can they never browbeat the DPRK.
In fact, the U.S. seeks to win over even a single country to get it involved in the tug-of-war-like showdown with the DPRK as the former is well aware that it is difficult for it to cope with the might and influence of the DPRK single-handed.
Nevertheless, the puppet regime talked about a "structure of confrontation between the international community and the north" only to acknowledge that the DPRK is a matchless super power.
Park Geun Hye's claim that the dialogue proposal of the DPRK is a "bogus one for bringing about a turn in the phase" to get rid of sanctions and pressure is a vivid manifestation of her confrontational hysteric fit to defiantly shun the offer for mending the north-south relations, the desire of all Koreans.
Park is dreaming a wild dream that sanctions and pressure much touted by her group would inflict what she called "pain" upon the DPRK but it will only offer the DPRK a good occasion of further bolstering its capability for self-development.
Park's claim that it is necessary to put an end to "the evil cycle" of "provocation-dialogue-reward-repeated provocation" allegedly caused by the DPRK is no more than a gangster-like paradox to conceal her group's true colors as a group of provocateurs.
Her claim cannot be construed otherwise than an "evil cycle" of provocations by the U.S. and the puppet regime-tough counter-action of the DPRK-surrender to it-reckless repeated provocations by them.
In final analysis, it is proper to say that the cycle of the situation on the Korean peninsula is the cycle of confrontation between the U.S.-led hostile forces and the DPRK, which is "provocation-tough counter-action -surrender-repeated provocation."
Nevertheless Park Geun Hye is talking about an end to the vicious cycle. It is little short of an open declaration that she won't opt for improving the relations with the DPRK while standing in confrontation with it to the last.
If Park adamantly refuses to sit at the negotiating table with the DPRK at this time when her destiny is at stake, it has no idea of having dialogue with her group.
She hurled mud at the DPRK over the "human rights issue." This is a shameless hypocrisy to cover up her unprecedented human rights abuses being denounced at home and abroad.
The DPRK attaches importance to human beings and respects human rights. It is the land where the popular masses become a true master of the state and society and they enjoy all rights as human beings.
It is no more than Park Geun Hye who behaves like a psychopath as she brings together as something like "treasures" the human scum who betrayed their country, uses all sorts of their lies as "golden saying" and insists their stench is "perfume".
As a matter of fact, Park is the worst human rights abuser as she has neither face nor qualifications to talk about human rights.
If Park Geun Hye keeps going reckless in her moves to prolong her remaining days through invectives against the DPRK and dastardly acts, failing to come to her senses, she will be buried amid curses and resentment of the nation as she is steeped in treachery to the marrow of her bones. -0-
DPRK Minister of People's Armed Forces on Nuclear Deterrent for Self-Defense
Pyongyang, June 9 (KCNA) -- Army General Pak Yong Sik, minister of the People's Armed Forces of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, issued a statement on Thursday.
According to the statement, the 2016 Asia Security Conference was held in Singapore recently.
If the objective of the conference had been to ensure security in Asia, it should have discussed and solved necessary practical measures.
But the defense chiefs of the U.S., Japan and south Korea held a confab irrelevant to the conference at which they cried out for "thoroughly enforcing the sanctions against the north" and boosting "cooperation," claiming that the DPRK's fourth nuclear test and missile launch are a "violation" of the UNSC's "resolution" and international law.
In the end, they blustered that they would not hastily opt for dialogue before the DPRK clarifies its "will to dismantle its nukes" and discussed the issue of boosting military cooperation in the efforts to cope with the "threat from the north" including the increased "sharing of military information about the north" by kicking off a missile warning drill in July.
It is the height of shamelessness for them to mislead public opinion by terming the DPRK's dignified nuclear force for self-defense and Strategic Force a "threat" even at the international security conference, the statement said, and went on:
The U.S. is the only nuclear criminal state in the world and the largest nuclear weapons state in the world.
Japan is a militarist state which is vociferating about a military giant and nuclear weaponization after throwing away even the showy "Pacifist Constitution" and "three non-nuclear principles".
The south Korean puppet forces are crying out for even "nuclear weaponization to counter the north's nukes", not content with getting frantic with confrontation while conducting Hyonmu missile launching test with the firing range of 800 km they claimed capable of putting all areas of the DPRK in the striking range at the prodding of their masters U.S. and Japan.
Openly revealed at the tripartite confab was the scenario to further intensify new hostile acts against the DPRK while taking issue with its nukes and missile "threat".
It is preposterous for those wholly responsible for ensuring peace and security on the Korean peninsula to justify their attempt at aggression, blaming others.
Availing ourselves of this opportunity, we reiterate our stand that nuclear deterrent for self-defense is an all-powerful treasure sword tightly held by the DPRK to cope with the hostile forces' moves for invading it.
Our warning is by no means an empty talk.
Any force hostile to the DPRK is bound to go to ruin.
This is proved by history. -0-
DPRK Sends Letter of Protest to Park Geun Hye
Pyongyang, May 22 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Emergency Measure Committee for Rescuing Abductees sent a letter of protest to Park Geun Hye on Sunday as regards the south Korean side's continued detention of DPRK citizens who were abducted in group.
As already known, the Intelligence Service of south Korea allured and took away to south Korea women citizens of the DPRK in group on April 5, who were running a restaurant in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province of China.
The letter said that the abduction of those citizens conducting legitimate business activities overseas is a violation of the DPRK's sovereignty and a heinous politically-motivated provocation to its ideology and system.
Branding the case as a hideous, premeditated and organized international terrorism committed under intervention of the south Korean authorities from A to Z, it said:
It is the unanimous view of people at home and abroad that such "defection", made in few hours via third country, would have been impossible without direct involvement and control of the authorities.
Your side has kept each of our citizens in a solitary cell, completely isolating them from the outside world and gagging the press. It is another proof that the recent case was committed in an organized way under the direction of the authorities.
Your side's group abduction is an unethical act of destroying the harmonious families and ruthlessly violating human rights.
More than 40 days has passed since the DPRK girls were abducted and taken away to south Korea.
Our side had already and strongly demanded through several channels that your side make an apology for the group abduction and unconditionally return our citizens and inflict a severe punishment on those involved in the abduction case or hand them over to the DPRK's court.
We had also repeatedly urged your side to take a prompt working step so that the abductees' parents can go to Seoul through Panmunjom and meet their children face to face, as desired by them.
But, your side has persistently refused to accept our just demands under such shameful sophism as "free will" and "reflection of yearning".
We again and strongly urge your side to apologize for the unprecedented group abduction, return our citizens without delay and condition and severely punish or hand over to our legal institution those involved in the case and its wire-pullers.
Your side should also clearly assure us and the international community that such abduction will never be repeated.
For the present, you should take a practical measure at once so as to enable parents of the abductees to go to Seoul via Panmunjom and meet their children face to face and bring them back home.
The letter warned that if the south Korean side continues to deny the hideous crime and detain the abducted citizens of the DPRK for no reason, Park Geun Hye, the chief executive of south Korea, will be held wholly accountable for the grave consequence arising therefrom. -0-
S. Korean Authorities' Unethical Crimes Should Be Called into Question-DPRK FM Spokesman
Pyongyang, May 15 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Sunday as regards the unsettled case of the allurement and abduction of a group of the DPRK's citizens by the south Korean authorities:
As known, the south Korean authorities, engrossed with the smear campaign against the DPRK, let the gangsters of the Intelligence Service commit the heinous terrorist act of alluring and abducting the DPRK's women citizens in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province of China in broad daylight in early April to south Korea.
This is a violent infringement upon the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK, unpardonable grave political provocation inciting confrontation and tension between the north and the south and unprecedented heinous crime mercilessly abusing the human rights of the DPRK's citizens.
As soon as the case occurred, the DPRK strongly demanded the south Korean authorities unconditionally send back the abductees of the DPRK without delay and take a practical measure at once for helping the parents of the abductees go to Seoul and meet their daughters face to face while bitterly denouncing the brutal act of the south Korean puppet forces.
Nevertheless, the south Korean authorities did not permit the elementary humanitarian demand of the parents but are talking about "voluntary defection from the north" while keeping the abductees in solitary cells and keeping them away from media.
Their inhumane behavior is the unethical crime denying even the most elementary rights regulated in the World Declaration of Human Rights and relevant international conventions on human rights.
The reality fully proves that the south Korean authorities are the chief criminals of human rights abuses and group of traitors without an equal in the world as they are keeping the DPRK's citizens in custody against their will, far from responding to the DPRK's magnanimous steps of good faith for improving the north-south relations published at the historic Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea.
What matters is that the U.S. and the West are keeping mum about south Korea's institutional human rights abuses such as the heinous group allurement and abduction though they have groundlessly taken issue with other countries over their human rights whether they are true or false, while touting the "protection and promotion of human rights".
The families of the abductees sent the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the president of the United Nations Human Rights Council the letters of indicting the south Korean authorities for their criminal act and demanding an immediate step.
The UN and the international human rights organizations should bear in mind how they deal with this case will be a touchstone discerning the truth about "protection and promotion of human rights" touted by them, call into question the south Korean authorities' unethical crime and take a relevant step to send the abductees of the DPRK back to the folds of their family members as soon as possible. -0-
DPRK Will Counter Enemy's Threat of Nuclear War with Its Bolstered Nuclear Capability-FM Spokesman
Pyongyang, April 30 (KCNA) -- Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 16 joint military drills staged by the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces against the DPRK for 50 odd days were the worst-ever military provocations that pushed the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war, said a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK in a statement on Saturday.
The statement went on:
The war rehearsals were the largest-ever maneuvers hostile to the DPRK as it was manifested in the drills that the U.S. scenario and moves to physically eliminate the DPRK reached an extremely dangerous phase.
It is tantamount to an open declaration of war against the DPRK that the U.S., kicking off the drills, undisguisedly revealed its attempt to mount a preemptive attack on the DPRK after discarding even the spurious mask of "defensive drills."
We didn't overlook it but countered it with measures for self-defence in a just manner.
It is the pivot of the DPRK's counteractions for self-defence to counter the enemy's nuclear threat with its own nuclear weapons.
It is the legitimate right of a sovereign state specified also in the UN Charter for the DPRK to react to the enemy's declaration of war and threat with its own steps for self-defence, and even the UN Security Council is not entitled to infringe upon the right.
By opting for undisguised military hostile acts and threats to the DPRK, the U.S. intentionally and completely reneged on the promise specified in the September 19 joint statement as its keynote that it would respect the sovereignty of the DPRK and co-exist with it peacefully and has no intent to attack or invade it with nuclear or conventional weapons.
So, the statement was finally scrapped.
The U.S. no longer has legal foundation or moral justification to urge the DPRK to "be true to its commitments" and the like.
The DPRK will as ever remain unchanged in its stand of countering any war of aggression to be provoked by the enemy with its just war and react to the threat of a nuclear war posed by them with its bolstered nuclear deterrent.
Whenever the enemy stage war drills, the nuclear attack capability of the DPRK will be bolstered up remarkably. -0-
AP Exclusive: N. Korea to Halt Nuke Tests If US Stops Drills By eric talmadge, associated press
NEW YORK, Apr 24, 2016, 4:52 AM ET
North Korea is ready to halt its nuclear tests if the United States suspends its annual military exercises with South Korea, the North Korean foreign minister told The Associated Press in an interview in which he also warned that his country won't be cowed by international sanctions.
Foreign Minister Ri Su Yong defended the country's right to maintain a nuclear deterrent, and for those waiting for the North's regime to collapse, he had this to say: Don't hold your breath.
"Stop the nuclear war exercises in the Korean Peninsula, then we should also cease our nuclear tests," he said in his first interview Saturday with a Western news organization.
Ri held firm to Pyongyang's longstanding position that the U.S. drove his country to develop nuclear weapons as an act of self-defense. At the same time, he suggested that suspending the military exercises with Seoul could open the door to talks and reduced tensions.
"If we continue on this path of confrontation, this will lead to very catastrophic results, not only for the two countries but for the whole entire world as well," he said, speaking in Korean through an interpreter. "It is really crucial for the United States government to withdraw its hostile policy against the DPRK and as an expression of this stop the military exercises, war exercises, in the Korean Peninsula. Then we will respond likewise." DPRK is an abbreviation for North Korea's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Ri, who spoke calmly and in measured words, a contrast to the often bombastic verbiage used by the North's media, claimed the North's proposal was "very logical."
He granted the interview in the country's diplomatic mission to the United Nations. He spoke beneath portraits of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jung Il, North Korea's two previous leaders -the grandfather and father of current leader Kim Jong Un.
If the exercises are halted "for some period, for some years," he added, "new opportunities may arise for the two countries and for the whole entire world as well."
Ri's comments to the AP came just hours after North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile from a submarine in its latest show of defiance as the U.S.-South Korea exercises wind down. He referred to the launch in the context of current tensions caused by the military exercises. "The escalation of this military exercise level has reached its top level. And I think it's not bad ? as the other side is going for the climax ? why not us, too, to that level as well?"
It is extremely rare for top North Korean officials to give interviews to foreign media, and particularly with Western news organizations.
Ri's proposal, which he said he hoped U.S. policymakers would heed, may well fall on deaf ears. North Korea, which sees the U.S.-South Korean exercises as a rehearsal for invasion, has floated similar proposals to Washington in the past, but the U.S. has insisted the North give up its nuclear weapons program first before any negotiations.
The result has been a stalemate that Ri said has put the peninsula at the crossroads of a thermonuclear war.
In Seoul, South Korea's Foreign Ministry released a statement Sunday that called the North's proposal "not worth considering." The ministry noted that the North's suggestion is nothing new, and said that the comment was just part of its maneuvering to wiggle out of the difficult situation created by stronger international sanctions.
In response to Ri's remarks, a U.S. State Department official defended the military exercises as demonstrating the U.S. commitment to its alliance with the South and said they enhance the combat readiness, flexibility and capabilities of the alliance.
"We call again on North Korea to refrain from actions and rhetoric that further raise tensions in the region and focus instead on taking concrete steps toward fulfilling its international commitments and obligations," said Katina Adams, a spokeswoman for the State Department's Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs.
Sanctions, Ri said, won't sway the North.
"If they believe they can actually frustrate us with sanctions, they are totally mistaken," he said. "The more pressure you put on to something, the more emotionally you react to stand up against it. And this is important for the American policymakers to be aware of."
Ri, in New York to attend a United Nations' meeting on sustainable development, said the possibility of conflict has increased significantly this year because the exercises have taken on what Pyongyang sees as a more aggressive and threatening tone ? including training to conduct precision "decapitation" strikes on North Korea's leadership.
This year's exercises are the biggest ever, involving about 300,000 troops. Washington and Seoul say they beefed up the maneuvers after North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear test, in January, which also brought a new round of tough sanctions by the U.N. down on Pyongyang's head.
The exercises are set to continue through the end of the month.
Pyongyang, meanwhile, has responded with a series of missile launches and statements in its media that the country has developed its long-range ballistic missile and nuclear warhead technologies to the point that they now present a credible deterrent and could even be used against targets on the U.S. mainland, though not all foreign analysts accept that claim.
Ri also used his presence at the U.N. conference as a forum to denounce Washington, saying in a brief statement that while North Korea is contributing to the objectives of global sustainable development by taking measures to double its production of grains to solve its food problem by 2030 and by reforesting 1.67 million hectares (4.13 million acres) of mountainous areas, it is doing so under "the most adverse conditions due to outside forces."
In the interview, he stated that the United States has used its power to get other countries to join in pressure on North Korea.
"A country as small as the DPRK cannot actually be a threat to the U.S. or to the world," he told the AP. "How great would it be if the world were to say to the United States and the American government not to conduct any more military exercises in the Korean Peninsula ... But there is not a single country that says this to the U.S."
"These big countries alone or together are telling us that we should calm down," he said. "For us this is like a sentence, that we should accept our death and refuse our right to sovereignty."
Ri said North Korea is not encouraged by the thawing of relations between Washington and Cuba or Iran.
"We're happy for the Cuban people and the Iranian people that they have reached successes on their path to pursuing their own goals and interests," he said. But he added that those cases "differ totally" from the U.S.-North Korea relationship.
National Reconciliation Council Brands Park Geun Hye as Matchless Traitor to Nation
Pyongyang, April 8 (KCNA) -- The worst evil woman Park Geun Hye of south Korea is going busy to pressurize the DPRK to dismantle its powerful nuclear weapons, dignity, pride and symbol of the might of the Korean nation, with the help of outsiders.
A spokesman for the National Reconciliation Council in a statement Friday said that her despicable true colors as a traitor to the nation was brought to light with the recent "nuclear security summit" in the U.S. as an occasion.
The "nuclear security summit", a brainchild of Obama, was just a cheap trick to decorate the closing days of his tenure, the statement said, and went on:
That's why Russia, one of the world's nuclear powers, declined to take part in it and not a few countries that participated in it spoke ill of the U.S. hegemonic and aggression criminal moves, making the atmosphere go quite contrary to what the U.S. originally wanted it to be.
But only Park Geun Hye pulled up the nuclear issue of the DPRK which had nothing to do with the summit and begged for "exerting all efforts for inflicting sanctions and pressure on the north to make it realize it can not survive without dismantling its nuclear weapons".
It is the principle for anyone to be well aware of one's own nation and to value it just as the nation is above ideology and social system.
Anything that might reflect the soul of the nation, symbolize its wisdom and might and be able to display its dignity and spirit, should broadmindedly be taken as an immense pride of the nation whether it was made by the north or by the south.
History records a patriot who ripped his belly open in the eyes of big powers in demand of the restoration of state sovereignty but it has never seen such a traitor as Park who went so foolish as to beg big powers to deprive her own nation of the powerful strength achieved by the efforts of her own fellow countrymen.
What die-hard pro-American flunkey Park has done is just offering whole south Korea as a theatre for a nuclear war of the U.S., fattening up her American master through the introduction of lethal hardware to south Korea and with the offer of upkeeps for the U.S. forces to make its economy totally dependent on outsiders.
It is the biggest tragedy and shame on the nation that such an evil woman bringing only unbearable disaster and baneful effect on the nation every minute is still allowed to survive as a member of the nation.
The Koreans have already crossed off from the list of the Koreans her name, pronoun of treachery and perfidy.
There will be no place on this land for the worst traitor to the nation to live and she is bound to meet the most wretched end being severely punished by the nation. -0-
National Reunification Institute Issues Detailed Report
Pyongyang, March 30 (KCNA) -- The service personnel and people of the DPRK are significantly observing the third anniversary of the DPRK's line of simultaneously building up the economy and nuclear force.
The National Reunification Institute Wednesday made public a detailed report telling about the justice and invincibility of the line through voices of international community and south Korean people startling the world through the declaration of the above-said line.
The report said:
Marshal Kim Jong Un wisely led the drive for bolstering up the nuclear force, boldly foiling the moves of the U.S. and its followers to stifle the DPRK.
He set forth the line of simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force at the plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in March of 2013.
Then, he indicated the orientation of strengthening the nuclear force and provided a legal foundation for doing so by legitimizing the bolstering of the nuclear force for self-defence and discussing and settling the practical matters of developing more Korean-style cutting-edge weapons and equipment and consolidating the defence capability of the country in every way at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and an enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the WPK.
Under his wise leadership the DPRK has achieved miraculous successes startling the world one after another in the building of Juche-oriented nuclear force.
The DPRK succeeded in the H-bomb test in January this year, in particular, fully demonstrating its might as a nuclear power in the world.
Some days ago, the actual miniaturized nuclear warheads manufactured by scientists and technicians in the field of research into nuclear weapons were opened to public, startling the world people again.
The report referred to the fact that the international community and people of different social standings in south Korea recognized the DPRK's nuclear capability and expressed admiration at this. It went on:
Kim Jong Un at the plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the WPK held in March, 2013 indicated tasks and ways to channel great efforts into stepping up the economic construction and improving the standard of people's living while further bolstering up the country's defense capability with less expense without increasing the defense expenditure, and wisely led the drive for carrying out them.
Under his energetic leadership, the people's dreams and ideals have come true on this land and miracles and events heralding the omen of prosperity have taken place one after another in the DPRK over the past three years.
The world public is lavishing praises with keen interest in the reality of the DPRK where a year is enough to change mountains and rivers and remarkable changes are taking place every day.
Screams and shrill cries are being made by the hostile forces without let-up at a time when the world is becoming vocal admiring and praising the validity and vitality of the above-said line of the DPRK.
The detailed report said that the DPRK's above-said line is not a temporary countermeasure for coping with the grave situation but serves as an immortal banner meeting the supreme interests of the revolution and providing a firm guarantee for the eternal future of the nation. It continued:
It is a revolutionary strategy and landmark of the WPK to achieve a final victory in the decisive battle with the U.S. imperialists, a sacred war for national reunification and the building of a thriving socialist nation without fail through the simultaneous development of the two fronts.
Rosy is the future of the DPRK which gets stronger with nukes and achieves great happiness through economic development.
The servicepersons and people of the DPRK will as ever consolidate the treasured sword of nuclear deterrent for self-defence which constitutes the life of the nation and a national treasure of reunified Korea that can never be bartered for anything, holding higher the banner of the line under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Un, and dynamically advance towards the high eminence of a thriving nation by the efforts of the Koreans, in the spirit of Korea and at its speed. -0-
Provokers Will Have to Pay High Price: CPRK Spokesman
Pyongyang, March 7 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) released the following statement Monday:
The U.S. imperialists and the Park Geun Hye group of traitors finally commenced military actions to violate the sovereignty of the DPRK and destroy its right to existence by force.
That is joint military rehearsal Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 16 joint military exercises that started Monday.
This time they even cast away the spurious mask of "annual" and "defensive" which they have so far oft-repeated to conduct them as the most undisguised, most vicious and the largest-ever nuclear war rehearsal for invading the DPRK.
The rehearsal cannot but be branded as the ferocious war racket that can never be tolerated by the army and people of the DPRK as it was started in the wake of the fabrication of the illegal "resolution" of the UN Security Council against the DPRK in a bid to politically isolate it and strangle its economy.
It is something unprecedented that almost all three strategic nuclear strike means of the U.S. were deployed throughout south Korea one by one and the large special operational groups and surprise strike landing teams of the three services of the U.S. forces which earned an ill fame as a group of murderers have been engaged in the exercises.
What is serious is that they are openly claiming that the aim of the joint military drills is to confirm the possibility of applying OPLAN 5015 to an actual war whose main contents are "beheading operation" targeting the supreme headquarters of the revolution of the DPRK, a surprise landing operation for occupying strategic vantage points all of a sudden and an operation for preemptive strikes at nuclear strike means of the DPRK.
The situation has reached the phase that can no longer be put under control.
All facts clearly prove that the U.S. imperialists and the puppet forces have escalated the situation under the pretext of the DPRK's H-bomb test for self-defence and its satellite launch for peaceful purposes, with an aim to ignite a war against it.
Under the prevailing situation the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea again reminds the U.S. imperialists and the puppet forces of south Korea of the fact that the DPRK did not make an empty talk when it said its measures for all-out counteraction include strong physical counteraction now that do-or-die battle of justice has begun to deal sledge-hammer blows at the aggressors and provokers seized with hysteria for a nuclear war and to defend the sovereignty and the right to existence of the DPRK.
The war maniacs of aggression should not run wild if they are to evade the retaliatory strike to be inflicted by the miniaturized, high-precision and diversified nuclear weapons deployed in operation fields of the powerful revolutionary Paektusan army and ready to be used by it at any moment, and not to be perished in the sea of flames by various caliber multiple rocket launchers produced in a serial way and deployed even in reserve artillery units.
The U.S. imperialists, the sworn enemy of the Korean people, and the Park Geun Hye group of traitors, the worst source of trouble to the nation, should never forget that all the bases of aggression in south Korea, Japan, the Pacific and the U.S. mainland are within the firing range of various type strike means of the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK.
The enemy should clearly know that all the operation units of the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK, which turned the mode of their preceding military counteraction into that of pre-emptive strike to cope with the snotty military actions of the enemy attempting to stamp out the sovereignty and right to existence of the DPRK, are placed on a fully-ready posture to detect at once and launch pre-emptive merciless and annihilating strikes at them, not giving any chance of regret, in case they show any sign of provocation.
It is the final decision made by the service personnel and people of the DPRK that they should deal with the U.S. imperialists and the Park Geun Hye group of traitors by force of arms only as they are bereft of any common knowledge and reason.
All Koreans at home and abroad and the world peace-loving people aspiring after peace and reunification of Korea would respond to the DPRK's final war of justice against the U.S., the sacred war for national reunification, by joining the fierce action against the war moves of the U.S. and Park Geun Hye.
If the enemy forces' war racket against the DPRK being recklessly staged in south Korea, a dangerous nuclear arsenal, is overlooked, the Korean nation will neither be safe nor will the world be able to escape from the disaster of a nuclear war.
The Park Geun Hye group of traitors will meet the bitterest defeat and disgraceful ruin as it once again cried out for making the DPRK pay a "due price" together with the gangster-like U.S. imperialists that challenged the dignity and social system of the DPRK in defiance of the solemn warnings served by it.
The final victory is in store for the service personnel and people of the DPRK who turned out in a just confrontation with the U.S. and the sacred war for national reunification under the uplifted banner of independence and Songun. -0-
DPRK Will Mercilessly Punish Those Who Hurt Its Dignity: Rodong Sinmun
Pyongyang, February 28 (KCNA) -- The army and people of the DPRK will mercilessly punish whoever hurts even a bit the dignified supreme headquarters of the DPRK without slightest pardon, leniency and patience, says Rodong Sinmun Sunday in an article.
It goes on: No one can conquer the army and people who turn out in the struggle for defending the country under the leadership of the great leader. This is the eternal truth and law of history.
Under the leadership of the brilliant commanders of Songun generation after generation, the Korean People's Army (KPA) has grown to be matchless ranks leading the strong trend of history and the DPRK has emerged a military power capable of dealing telling blows at the imperialist aggressor forces.
The DPRK has muscle strong enough to deter the enemies from igniting a nuclear war and the most powerful military capability to reduce everything to ashes at the first strike if enemies dare intrude into the sky, land and sea.
The KPA does not show any mercy to the enemies who dare hurt the dignity and social system and point an accusing finger at the sun.
It is the steadfast will of the army and people of the DPRK to show how deadly the strike of the KPA is and what a real war is like. -0-
DPRK Proves Successful in H-bomb Test
Pyongyang, January 6 (KCNA) -- The DPRK government issued the following statement Wednesday:
There took place a world startling event to be specially recorded in the national history spanning 5000 years in the exciting period when all service personnel and people of the DPRK are making a giant stride, performing eye-catching miracles and exploits day by day after turning out as one in the all-out charge to bring earlier the final victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche, true to the militant appeal of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).
The first H-bomb test was successfully conducted in Juche Korea at 10:00 on Wednesday, Juche 105 (2016), pursuant to the strategic determination of the WPK.
Through the test conducted with indigenous wisdom, technology and efforts the DPRK fully proved that the technological specifications of the newly developed H-bomb for the purpose of test were accurate and scientifically verified the power of smaller H-bomb.
It was confirmed that the H-bomb test conducted in a safe and perfect manner had no adverse impact on the ecological environment.
The test means a higher stage of the DPRK's development of nuclear force.
By succeeding in the H-bomb test in the most perfect manner to be specially recorded in history the DPRK proudly joined the advanced ranks of nuclear weapons states possessed of even H-bomb and the Korean people came to demonstrate the spirit of the dignified nation equipped with the most powerful nuclear deterrent.
This test is a measure for self-defence the DPRK has taken to firmly protect the sovereignty of the country and the vital right of the nation from the ever-growing nuclear threat and blackmail by the U.S.-led hostile forces and to reliably safeguard the peace on the Korean Peninsula and regional security.
Since the appearance of the word hostility in the world there has been no precedent of such deep-rooted, harsh and persistent policy as the hostile policy the U.S. has pursued towards the DPRK.
The U.S. is a gang of cruel robbers which has worked hard to bring even a nuclear disaster to the DPRK, not content with having imposed the thrice-cursed and unheard-of political isolation, economic blockade and military pressure on it for the mere reason that it has differing ideology and social system and refuses to yield to the former's ambition for aggression.
The Korean Peninsula and its vicinity are turning into the world's biggest hotspot where a nuclear war may break out since they have been constantly stormed with all nuclear strike means of the U.S. imperialist aggressor troops, including nuclear carrier strike group and nuclear strategic flying corps.
While kicking up all forms of economic sanctions and conspiratorial "human rights" racket against the DPRK with mobilization of the hostile forces, the U.S. has made desperate efforts to block its building of a thriving nation and improvement of the people's living standard and "bring down its social system".
The DPRK's access to H-bomb of justice, standing against the U.S., the chieftain of aggression watching for a chance for attack on it with huge nukes of various types, is the legitimate right of a sovereign state for self-defense and a very just step no one can slander.
Genuine peace and security cannot be achieved through humiliating solicitation or compromise at the negotiating table.
The present-day grim reality clearly proves once again the immutable truth that one's destiny should be defended by one's own efforts.
Nothing is more foolish than dropping a hunting gun before herds of ferocious wolves.
The spectacular success made by the DPRK in the H-bomb test this time is a great deed of history, a historic event of the national significance as it surely guarantees the eternal future of the nation.
The DPRK is a genuine peace-loving state which has made all efforts to protect peace on the Korean Peninsula and security in the region from the U.S. vicious nuclear war scenario.
The DPRK, a responsible nuclear weapons state, will neither be the first to use nuclear weapons nor transfer relevant means and technology under any circumstances as already declared as long as the hostile forces for aggression do not encroach upon its sovereignty.
There can neither be suspended nuclear development nor nuclear dismantlement on the part of the DPRK unless the U.S. has rolled back its vicious hostile policy toward the former.
The army and people of the DPRK will steadily escalate its nuclear deterrence of justice both in quality and quantity to reliably guarantee the future of the revolutionary cause of Juche for all ages.
Juche Korea will be prosperous forever as it holds fast to the great WPK's line of simultaneously pushing forward the two fronts. -0-
First Talks between Authorities of North and South of Korea Held
Kaesong, December 12 (KCNA) -- The first talks between authorities of the north and the south of Korea took place in the Kaesong Industrial Zone on December 11 and 12.
At the talks, the north side set forth constructive proposals to settle as soon as possible such most urgent and realizable issues as the resumption of the tour of Mt. Kumgang, reunion of separated families and relatives and reactivation of non-governmental exchange in different fields as required by the aspiration and desire of the whole Korean nation aspiring after reconciliation and unity, and made every possible sincere effort for it.
But the south side rejected the discussion of core issues like the resumption of the tour of Mt. Kumgang, resorting to unreasonable assertion which led the talks to nowhere. -0-
FM Spokesman Accuses U.S. of Shunning Conclusion of Peace Treaty
Pyongyang, November 13 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Friday gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA as regards the U.S. attempt to shun the conclusion of peace treaty:
Days ago the special representative for north Korea policy of the U.S. Department of State said at a seminar that the DPRK had a wrong order in proposing conclusion of peace treaty, adding that there should be important progress in denuclearization before replacing the Armistice Agreement by peace treaty.
This is the height of impudence.
In the past the DPRK discussed the issue of denuclearization first and held many talks on simultaneously discussing the nuclear issue and the matter of ensuring peace, but they yielded no fruits.
This is attributable to the unchanged hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S.
The U.S. must know the fact that the nuclear issue surfaced in the 1980s owing to the DPRK-U.S. belligerent relations that started in the 1950s. It claimed that peace treaty can be concluded only after denuclearization. Its insistence on the order of discussion is, in the final analysis, little short of refusing to roll back its hostile policy toward the DPRK.
The historical experience showed that it is impossible to solve any problem without fundamentally settling the hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S. by replacing the AA by peace treaty.
If peace treaty is concluded and there exists confidence that the U.S. is no longer the enemy of the DPRK, it will be possible to solve all other problems.
The U.S. should not misjudge the good-will of the DPRK calling for the conclusion of peace treaty but think twice over the consequences to be entailed by turning its face away from the proposal. -0-
DPRK FM Urges U.S. Not to Groundlessly Shun Conclusion of Peace Treaty
Pyongyang, October 17 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Foreign Ministry Saturday released the following statement:
As already known to the world, at the recent 70th UN General Assembly the DPRK re-clarified its fair and aboveboard stand to replace the Korean Armistice Agreement (AA) by a peace treaty.
This was prompted by the urgent need to defuse the danger of a war caused by the potential threat to the Korean Peninsula and create climate for durable peace.
The situation on the peninsula in last August when a trifling accidental case created a touch-and-go situation all of a sudden finally proved that the present AA could no longer avert a conflict and defuse the danger of a war.
An agreement was reached between the north and the south with much effort thanks to the DPRK's peace-loving stand and persevering patience but there is no guarantee that the agreement will be preserved and implemented as desired.
It is because the south Korean authorities, a party to the agreement, do not have any prerogative of command over any armed force in south Korea and are not in a position to reject any joint military drill imposed by the U.S.
It is as clear as noonday that if a conflict occurs again in the area along the Military Demarcation Line due to the escalating tension, it will spill over into an uncontrollable all-out war.
The course of the negotiations held so far for the settlement of the issue on the Korean Peninsula proved that no issue in which the countries concerned including the U.S. are interested can be settled unless a peace treaty is concluded before anything else.
The DPRK once discussed the issue of denuclearization at the six-party talks by taking into consideration the assertion of the countries concerned that the issue of denuclearization should be discussed before anything else and simultaneously discussed both the nuclear issue and the issue of ensuring peace in the past. But all these discussions proved futile and, even when a partial agreement was reached, it was not implemented.
This was mainly because the U.S. persistently pursued its hostile policy toward the DPRK and its military provocations such as large-scale joint military exercises and introduction of nuclear striking means into south Korea, its vivid manifestation, periodically chilled the atmosphere of all negotiations and ratcheted up the tension on the peninsula.
In order to put a definite end to the evil cycle of escalating confrontation and tension it is necessary to replace the AA by a peace treaty before anything else. This is the conclusion drawn by the DPRK.
There are two ways for ensuring peace on the peninsula.
The first one is the Cold War way in which the DPRK has to bolster its capability for self-defence with its nuclear force as a pivot in every way so as to cope with the U.S. increased nuclear threat and war provocations.
It is entirely thanks to the DPRK's nuclear deterrence that all-out war is averted on the peninsula in a state of ceasefire.
The other way is for the U.S. to roll back its hostile policy toward the DPRK and respond to the call for concluding the peace treaty with the latter so as to ensure genuine and lasting peace based on confidence.
The issue of replacing the AA by a peace treaty is the matter on which the U.S. should make bold decision first and there should be a principled agreement between the DPRK and the U.S., to begin with.
The UN, too, should positively support the conclusion of the peace treaty and thus fulfill its responsibility for putting an end to the abnormal situation where its member country is technically at war with the "UN Command" on the Korean Peninsula.
If the confidence building between the DPRK and the U.S. helps remove the source of imminent war, it is possible to finally put an end to the nuclear arms race and consolidate peace.
The U.S. should drop the idea of groundlessly shunning the issue of concluding the peace treaty and prudently take a right option.
If the U.S. shuns the conclusion of the peace treaty or puts a conditionality on it even at this time when the situation on the peninsula has reached a crucial turning point, this attitude will clearly show the world that it has no intention to roll back its hostile policy toward the DPRK.
If the U.S. insists on its hostile policy, it will only see the DPRK's limitless bolstering of nuclear deterrence and the growth of its revolutionary armed forces capable of fighting any form of war to be ignited by the former. -0-
Delegation of Communist Party of China to Visit DPRK
Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- A delegation of the Communist Party of China led by Liu Yunshan, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau and member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, will take part in the celebrations of the 70th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea and pay an official goodwill visit to the DPRK at the invitation of the Central Committee of the WPK. -0-
Moves to Railroad "Bill on Human Rights in North" through NA under Fire
Pyongyang, September 16 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) Wednesday issued a statement assailing the ruling and opposition parties of south Korea for working hard to railroad the "bill on human rights in the north" through the "National Assembly" (NA) at any cost, claiming that they agreed on the main provisions of it recently.
The conservative forces of south Korea including the "Saenuri Party" are talking volumes about "possibility" of the passage of the "bill on human rights in the north" which has been left miscarried at the NA for the past more than a decade while opposition parties are justifying their base collusion, asserting that "human rights are universally accepted value of human beings" and crying out for "protection and promotion of human rights in the north."
The CPRK vehemently denounces the ruling and opposition parties and anti-reunification conservative forces of south Korea for their moves to pass the "bill" through the NA, terming them an outrageous politically-motivated provocation and undisguised declaration of confrontation of social systems, the statement said, and went on:
The south Korean NA is working hard to railroad the "bill" at a time when the U.S. and its followers are kicking up a "human rights" racket against the DPRK in the international arena including the UN. This is a despicable crime of leaving the destiny of the nation to the tender mercy of foreign forces.
It is quite natural that the south Korean people are refuting and opposing the moves to make the "bill" a law as a foolish act of driving the inter-Korean relations into catastrophe quite contrary to the trend toward dialogue and the improvement of relations growing strong thanks to the inter-Korean agreement.
What is stunning the public is that the NA is talking about "inter-Korean parliamentary talks" while crying out for the carriage of the "bill" for confrontation.
It is preposterous to talk about "implementation of the agreement," "improved relations" and "dialogue" while categorically negating and opposing the dialogue partner. This behavior is no more than clumsy red herring of those with ulterior motive.
If the south Korean politicians have a reason, they had better face up to the reality of the DPRK where the people enjoy a worthy life, stop reckless tongue-lashing and mind their own business in the world's worst tundra of human rights.
The DPRK has already declared that it would resolutely counter the moves to pass the "bill" and "human rights" racket against it, regarding them as a declaration of a war against it.
It remains unchanged in its resolute stand never to pardon those who try to infringe upon its dignity and sovereignty. -0-
S. Korean Authorities Urged Not to Behave Contrary to Hard-won Atmosphere of Improving Inter-Korean Relations
Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- Very ill-boding ceaseless demeanors chilling the atmosphere of improving the inter-Korean relations have been reported from south Korea since the publication of the joint press release to bring pain to Koreans.
A spokesman for the Policy Department of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK issued a statement on Wednesday, prompted by its desire to keep the hard-won atmosphere of improving the north-south relations afloat and open up their prospect.
The south Korean authorities should, to begin with, stop dishonest demeanors of ceaselessly floating story that "security crisis was caused by the north first" and it is "chiefly to blame" for the recent dangerous crisis.
The chief executive of south Korea blustered at Chongwadae that "the crisis was caused by the north's landmine and shelling".
Kim Kwan Jin, chief of the security office of Chongwadae who came to the contact, is spreading rumor that the south wrested "apology from the north", claiming that the north "made an apology" for "planting landmine" and pledged to make efforts to defuse tensions and prevent the recurrence of the case.
Worse still, Hong Yong Phyo, minister of "Unification", unhesitatingly let loose a spate of sophism that "May 24 step" can be lifted when priority is given to the "north's apology" for the Cheonan warship sinking case, measure for preventing the recurrence of the case and punishment of those responsible for it as this opportunity is the "first instance" in which the south wrested a "sure apology" from the north and the south laid a "stepping stone for ending the vicious cycle".
What is strange is that the south Korean authorities are spreading rumor that "regret" expressed by the north in the joint press release is the north's "admission" and "apology" for the suspicious case which occurred in the Demilitarized Zone.
They asserted that the word "regret" means the "apology of north Korean style" as it is a technical term which contains the intention of "apology" both from the legal point of view and in the light of practice at international political negotiations.
A linguistic expert of south Korea said that "expression of regret" means, in fact, "the intention of inquiring after a sick person," clarifying its true meaning.
In a word, "regret" is no more than an expression that "I am sorry for the case".
A spokesman for the "Ministry of Unification", when asked on what ground it concluded the landmine blast in the DMZ as "a provocation from the north," was tongue-tied and simply uttered what was stated in the joint press release was a correct answer as he was not in a position to go into details."
This was quite different from the fact that the south remained silent about the blast of the similar "landmine" in the same place along the DMZ on August 23.
"Mine blast" of such kind that occurred in the DMZ is just a common accident.
Misjudgment of the rival would only entail catastrophic consequences in the north-south relations. The south should not forget this even a moment.
Next, the south Korean authorities should stop such foolish act of bluffing that the adoption of the joint press release was a "victory of theory of principle" won by them.
The south Korean political camp is noisily claiming that the south "won a score" and the north "lost a score" in the match for weathering the recent crisis.
Kim Kwan Jin and Hong Yong Phyo are main players here.
They are asserting that the joint press release was a result of the negotiations based on their consistent principle in which the "government" flatly rejected the north's demand even though it urged the south to stop anti-north loudspeaker broadcasts while creating crisis.
Those concerned of Chongwadae are also vociferating that the south forced the north to accept "the theory of principle" while "highly estimating the joint press release as it contained an apology from the north and its promise to prevent the recurrence of such incident as requested by Park Geun Hye."
An agreement by both sides is possible on mutual understanding of agenda items and recognition of them.
The south Korean chief executive, not content with getting busy making "encouraging phone calls", called law-makers from the "Saenuri Party" to Chongwadae on August 26 where she highly appreciated the joint press release as a result of "firm will" and "security awareness based on principle". She even praised the negotiators for "approaching the contact on principle for the security of the people and the country". This is something beyond common sense.
Irony is that the representative of the "Saenuri Party" said the "only way of checking the north's provocation" is "resolute punishment" just the way he uttered before his American master while kowtowing to it. In response to his nonsense, such rubbish as "theory of principle for security" backed by "flank support" and "action of keeping pace" were heard all at the same time.
We are of the view that the successful tide-over of the crisis and the adoption of the joint press release were ascribable to the powerful capability for defence of the DPRK based on nuclear forces and the might of the single-minded unity of the army and people of the country.
This is also the result of the unanimous desire of all the Koreans to live in a peaceful environment free from confrontation and war.
It was a fair estimation by the world public.
The south Korean authorities should stop at once pointing an accusing finger at the DPRK, asserting that the accounts of the briefing made by the director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA on the result of the urgent contact were different from what was said at the contact."
The conservative reptile media in south Korea are misleading the public mindset, asserting the director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army was "double-tongued" when he claimed that "the south Korean regime fabricated a groundless case and unilaterally judged the situation which was created unilaterally" and that the "government should protest against it."
What the director of the KPA General Political Bureau mentioned as regards the urgent contact reflected the stand of the party, army and people of the DPRK.
Saying this or that about it cannot but be viewed as a behavior devoid of elementary etiquette toward the dialogue partner.
What should not be overlooked is that the south Korean authorities unhesitatingly made such ridiculous remarks that they should not slacken alert, pinning hope on improving the north-south relations, but avoid "over-speed".
The security meeting of Chongwadae held on August 27 called for refraining from having "too much optimism" as the north-south negotiations are not over but they are just a beginning.
A spokesman for the "Ministry of Unification" even said that speedy development of the north-south relations should be avoided as the "May 24 step" has not yet been lifted and, therefore, "not much should be expected from the reunions of separated families and relatives".
Assertion calling for avoiding "speedy" development of the north-south ties is a revelation of ill intention of cross-minded guys who are displeased with the improvement and development of the north-south ties.
Yun Pyong Se went the lengths of talking such rubbish that the adoption of the joint press release is a "victory of the close south Korea-U.S. alliance".
The south Korean authorities' reckless act has reached the phase of staging "integrated firepower annihilating drill 2015" targeting the compatriots in the north.
Paying no heed to the changed atmosphere, the warmongers opened fire at "red marks" designated according to "operation" allegedly to cope with "north's provocation", military confrontation hysteria and wanton infringement upon the dignity of the DPRK.
The gravity of the situation was that even the south Korean chief executive joined warmongers to hurl them into the confrontation racket.
Dialogue is not a veil for concealing the confrontation scenario.
Nothing will be more shameless than trumpeting about the implementation of the agreement while staging saber-rattling.
Very serious are these developments in just several days after the publication of the joint press release.
The north-south relations can never be mended by unilateral sincere efforts.
The south Korean authorities should not make a foolish misinterpretation of the hard weathering of such crisis on the eve of war and refrain from such act as threatening the hard-won peace.
Those who took part in the contact, in particular, should be prudent in their remarks.
What is essential at present is that any remark and any behavior would be a barometer judging whether one has etiquette of respecting one's dialogue partner or considering one as an object of mistrust and antagonism.
The south Korean authorities should pay heed with utmost consideration to the advice of the DPRK reflecting its patience and generosity.
An agreement by both sides should be implemented and one step taken today will lead to ten, nay hundreds steps tomorrow.
The tiding over of the crisis does not mean the achievement of peace.
We are following with higher vigilance the future moves of the south Korean authorities. -0-
Human Rights Abuses by S. Korean Puppet Group Disclosed
Pyongyang, July 11 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Measure Council for Human Rights in South Korea released a white paper on Saturday to disclose the evermore serious human rights abuses of the puppet group.
South Korea is the world's worst grave yard of human rights, the white paper said, and went on:
South Korea is now in the fascist dark era surpassing the period of "yusin" dictatorship and the infamous "Security Law" is in force, driving the whole society into extreme uneasiness and horror.
A mediaeval "witch hunt" is sweeping across south Korea.
The south Korean fascist regime is cracking down upon actions of people of various circles for the right to existence by labeling them "illegal" and showering poisonous tear liquid upon bereaved families of the victims of the ferry Sewol disaster and innocent inhabitants for demanding probe into truth of the disaster.
Serious youth unemployment in south Korea created a new-fangled phrase that university graduation leads to unemployment and young people abandon love, marriage, childbirth, dwelling houses and human relations.
Women, children, the disabled and the elderly are forsaken by society.
The right to existence of human being and security of lives are seriously violated in the south where extreme almighty-dollar principle and tendency of neglecting lives are prevalent. The number of people who opt for suicide being gloomy about their life is on the daily increase to reach more than 40 on a daily average, drawing jeer and derision as "kingdom of suicide".
To make matters worse, various kinds of large-scale disasters including the ferry Sewol disaster, roof collapse of the Kyongju Gymnasium in North Kyongsang Province and collision of electric cars in Seoul subway occurred one after another, claiming huge innocent lives.
The white paper disclosed that south Korea is a colony of the U.S. imperialists beset with ceaseless human rights abuses.
To name a few crimes, GIs gang-raped a south Korean woman in broad day and resorted to violence against the protesters and even policeman, beat a taxi driver with a lethal weapon for asking for taxi fare and made a shooting spree at south Koreans in the heart of Seoul. These hideous unethical crimes are taking place every day at the tacit connivance of the puppet forces and under their patronage.
Life security and right to existence of the south Korean people are under constant threat due to the U.S. imperialists' madcap war rehearsals against the DPRK.
The recent disclosure of the U.S. secret introduction of active anthrax germ into the Osan U.S. air force base and germ experiments conducted by it in other U.S. military bases in Kunsan and Phyongthaek sparked off towering resentment at home and abroad.
The white paper denounced the puppet group for its hideous "human rights" racket against the fellow countrymen in the north.
The puppet group is malignantly hurting the dignity and social system in the DPRK and becoming ever more undisguised in its "human rights" racket against the DPRK in a bid to realize its wild ambition for "unification of social systems."
The puppet chief executive is letting loose every day such invectives against the DPRK as "serious human rights issue" and "improvement of quality of life", escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north.
The puppet group sponsored in south Korea and overseas international meetings, seminars, hearings and photo exhibitions dealing with "human rights performance in the north" and hurled defectors to south Korea into such burlesques as making "testimonies" in a bid to paint a wrong picture of the human rights situation in the DPRK as part of smear campaign against it.
It disconnected south Korean netizens' access to the DPRK websites under such absurd pretext that "they are used as tools for propagating the social system in the north" and forcibly closed the websites introducing the eye-opening reality of the DPRK after labeling them "pro-north sites."
The above-said confrontation racket is stunning all Koreans and the whole world.
No matter how desperately the puppet forces kick up their "human rights" racket against the DPRK, they can never play down the advantages of its social system admired by the world people, the white paper concluded. -0-
Success of Ri Hui Ho's Pyongyang Visit Depends on S. Korean Authorities' Attitude
Pyongyang, July 8 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee issued a statement on Wednesday denouncing the dishonest forces of south Korea including the puppet conservative media for perpetrating the heinous provocative act of hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK over the issue of Ri Hui Ho's visit to Pyongyang.
The statement said: The south Korean puppet group let the conservative media spread misinformation as regards Ri's visit. It claimed that Ri suggested an overland travel but the leadership of the north side proposed a travel by air in a bid to propagandize among south Koreans Pyongyang International Airport built by the leadership with much effort. And the group also let experts on north Korean affairs float the false story that the north adjusted the timing of Ri's visit to Pyongyang for "its political purpose."
The puppet Ministry of Unification let loose a spate of vituperation that it would handle the issue of Ri's visit to Pyongyang with a "principle" despite the fact that officials concerned of the north and the south reached an agreement on it.
This is an unpardonable serious provocation against the DPRK as the puppet group brought to light its sinister intention to stand in confrontation with the DPRK to the last, displeased with the process to improve the inter-Korean relations.
And this cannot be construed otherwise than a deliberate and vicious obstruction to block Ri's visit by getting on the nerves of the DPRK.
In connection with Ri's course of visit to Pyongyang, the DPRK told the Kim Dae Jung Peace Center that it was better for Ri to travel to Pyongyang by air to the best convenience of the guests as the Pyongyang-Kaesong Highway is under repair and the officials concerned of the south side fully agreed with it.
It was reported that Ri accepted our sincere proposal with pleasure.
The south Korean puppet group should not recklessly wag their tongues, clearly understanding that the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee and the Kim Dae Jung Peace Center just tentatively agreed on the issue of Ri's Pyongyang visit at the working-level contact and it has not been fully confirmed.
We solemnly warn that if the south Korean conservative group persistently hurts the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and makes provocations against it, the hard-won opportunity may be scuppered.
Ri Hui Ho's successful Pyongyang visit depends on the behavior of the puppet group. -0-
Pomminryon Calls for Great National Unity under Banner of June 15 Joint Declaration
Pyongyang, June 14 (KCNA) -- The North, South and Overseas Headquarters of the Pan-National Alliance for Korea's Reunification (Pomminryon) made public a joint statement on Sunday to mark the 15th anniversary of June 15 North-South Joint Declaration.
The statement said: The June 15 joint declaration serves as a landmark and great programme common to the Korean nation for peace and reunification of the country.
The territory of the country was divided against the will of the nation, and the way for its peace, reunification and co-prosperity has been blocked owing to the outsiders' interference.
This deplorable situation teaches the truth that rejecting the outsiders is the only way out for the nation.
The joint declaration is the most fair and reasonable landmark for reunification and a touchstone distinguishing reunification from division as it is meant to reunify the country in the idea of By Our Nation Itself, irrespective of differing ideologies and systems in the north and the south.
The essence of the joint declaration is to resolve all the issues arising in the cause of national reunification with the concerted efforts of all Koreans.
Difficulties in the movement for the national reunification can be overcome in the spirit of By Our Nation Itself, and flunkeyism and treachery inciting division and confrontation can turn into independence and patriotism under the banner of By Our Nation Itself.
The war threats coming across the Pacific Ocean will become ineffective when all Koreans pool their efforts.
Clarifying the will and determination for the national reunification, the North, South and Overseas Headquarters of Pomminryon continued in its statement:
We will invariably hold fast to the joint declaration, the keynote of which is the spirit of By Our Nation Itself, as the lifeline of the movement for the national reunification.
Keeping in mind the precious lesson that the nation can have an independent life only when it struggles and gets united, we will take the lead in the struggle to preserve independence and peace of the country against the forces seeking national division, traitors and U.S. and Japanese aggressors in the spirit of the joint declaration no matter how the situation may change.
Korea is one and the Korean nation is one no matter how the world and the situation may change. -0-
U.S. and S. Korean Authorities' Moves for Biochemical War Denounced
Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the North Side Headquarters of the Nationwide Special Committee for Probing the Truth behind the GIs' Massacres on Monday made public a statement in connection with the recent disclosure of the U.S. secret introduction of active anthrax germs into the Osan U.S. air force base in south Korea.
Now opposition parties and civic and social organizations of south Korea deplore the reality of south Korea where the authorities are taking a hands-off approach towards the U.S. introducing such active anthrax germs into south Korea anytime without any prior notice. They are strongly demanding the probe into the truth behind the case and the U.S. and Park Geun Hye group's apology and abrogation of the unequal south Korea-U.S. SOFA.
Much upset by this, the U.S. is vociferating about "total disposal of it," "apology" and "responsible step" while claiming it was to "cope with the north's attack by anthrax germs" in a crafty bid to calm down the south Korean people's anti-Americanism.
The North Side Headquarters of the Nationwide Special Committee for Probing the Truth behind the GIs' Massacres brands the acts of the U.S. and the south Korean group of traitors' backing it to threaten the existence of the Korean nation by introducing biochemical weapons including anthrax germs into south Korea at random as an unpardonable crime against humanity and the nation and bitterly denounces it on behalf of all Koreans, the spokesman said, and went on:
The disclosure of the U.S. introduction of anthrax germs into south Korea clearly revealed the fact that it has so far systematically stepped up preparations for a biochemical war against the DPRK.
The U.S. imperialists established germ institutes equipped with biochemical weapon lab facilities including anthrax germs in the U.S. military bases and other parts of south Korea and have conducted tests on germs weapons spreading malignant infectious diseases with high mortality. They have massively introduced chemical weapons and poisonous chemical substance including binary chemical weapon and defoliant and regarded the south Korean people as guinea pigs for testing their efficiency.
The U.S. has staged madcap exercises for a biochemical war aimed to devastate the whole land of Korea and exterminate all Koreans, while conducting horrible tests on south Koreans. The Park Geun Hye group is, however, working hard to do harm to the compatriots in the north and back the U.S. master, while keeping mum about the above-said crimes. This group is hordes of the worst traitors to the nation.
The south Korean people cannot escape from the present misfortunes and sufferings and the Korean nation cannot be free from horrible disaster to be caused by nuclear and biochemical wars as long as the U.S. imperialist aggressors are present in south Korea and their servants Park Geun Hye group is allowed to stay there.
S. Korean Authorities Accused of Blocking Events Common to Nation
Pyongyang, May 16 (KCNA) -- The North, South and Overseas Sides Committees for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration agreed in the middle of March to hold a joint national event to mark the 15th anniversary of the publication of the June 15 joint declaration in Seoul and an event to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Korea in Pyongyang on a nationwide scale.
However, since the outset of the year the south Korean puppet group has laid hurdles in the way of smoothly holding those events. These obstructions have become ever more undisguised with the meeting of the preparatory committee for national joint events of representatives of the North, South and Overseas Sides Committees for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration held in Shenyang, China early in May as an occasion.
From the beginning of the meeting the south Korean authorities gave an urgent instruction to those of the south side preparatory committee to insist that the joint event marking the anniversary of June 15 be held in Pyongyang and the event commemorating the anniversary of August 15 in Seoul or hold the two events in Seoul quite contrary to the above-said agreement. By making such pressure until the last moment of the meeting, they prevented the three sides from reaching an agreement not only on the issue of the venues of the events but on other matters.
What merits a serious attention is that the south Korean authorities disallowed the participation of the representatives of the Solidarity for Progress and labor movement organizations of south Korea which are main bodies of the south side's preparatory committee for national joint events.
A spokesman for the North Side Committee for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration on Friday made public a statement declaring that the aim sought by the south Korean authorities in the above-said obstructions is to block the joint events agreed upon by the representatives of the north, south and overseas sides.
Noting that their sinister intention to scuttle the national joint events has already been revealed since they talked about "depoliticizing" the events, the statement went on:
It is hard to understand that the venues and programs of the joint events agreed upon by NGO organizations of the north, south and overseas sides should be changed under the pressure on the part of the south Korean authorities. It has become more difficult to make sufficient preparations for nationwide events as just a month is left before the 15th anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration.
All the facts go to prove that it is a premeditated plot of the south Korean conservative authorities to block the national joint events marking June 15.
The reality clearly proves that "dialogue" and "boosting of NGO exchange" and the like between the north and the south much touted by the south Korean authorities are nothing but a hypocritical artifice to tide over the ruling crisis and they remain unchanged in their ulterior aim of denying the June 15 joint declaration and pursuing confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north. -0-
Japanese PM Accused of His Reckless Remarks to Cover up Past Crimes
Pyongyang, April 29 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Wednesday gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA as regards Japanese Prime Minister Abe's crafty behavior to cover up Japan's past crimes while insulting the victims of the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army:
Abe on his trip to the U.S. termed sexual slaves "victims of flesh traffic" in a recent lecture and at a press conference he let loose a spate of reckless remarks asserting that sexual slaves were results of flesh traffic.
What Abe uttered was an intolerable insult to the victims.
Explicitly speaking, the sexual slaves for the Imperial Japanese Army were victims of the sexual slavery systematically enforced by militarist Japan by force, not victims of flesh traffic.
The hideous crimes committed by Japan against humanity during its occupation of Korea and World War II are stark historical facts that can neither be concealed nor be covered up.
Abe and other Japanese right-wing conservative forces are working hard to totally negate their past crimes and evade responsibility for them through such crafty wordplay. This can be done only by hooligans devoid of morality and human conscience and psychopath bereft of elementary normal sense.
Abe's reckless remarks that shielded the hideous crimes against humanity in disregard of the international community strongly urging Japan to make an apology and reparation for its past crimes including the issue of sexual slavery vividly showed the moral vulgarity and impudence of Japan.
Abe reportedly said Japan would donate funds to the UN for the protection of women's rights. This is also a base act of making mockery of mankind as it means bargaining on inviolable human rights with a petty amount of money.
If the Japanese authorities persist in putting under the carpet the past crime-woven history of Japan and repeating it, it will never escape destruction more shameful than its defeat in the past war.
The Abe-led Japanese authorities should drop their anachronistic way of thinking and honestly admit and apologize and make reparation for all the inhuman crimes including the sexual slavery as demanded by the international community. -0-
Just Struggle of S. Korean Workers Is Sure to Win- Spokesman for C.C., GFTUK
Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) -- Massive actions of people from all walks life in south Korea are being staged in south Korea in protest against the unpopular rule of the fascist authorities.
The south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), which is taking the lead in the struggle for social democracy and genuine life of the workers, in a press conference on Feb. 25 formally declared it would wage a campaign to force the regime to step down through the April general strike and on Mar. 11 trade unions under the KCTU and the Federation of Trade Unions of south Korea held an inaugural ceremony of joint action of the manufacturing field at which they vowed to launch a general strike in case the authorities make "restructuring of labor market".
Different regional headquarters of the KCTU held roving round-table talks and intensive rallies at which they expressed their will to check and frustrate the puppet conservative regime's moves to retrogressively revise the "labor law".
Mounting high are massive actions across south Korea such as rallies and demonstrations by more than 80 000 people of all social standings including government employees in Seoul on March 28 in protest against the regime's retrogressive revision of pension for government employees.
A spokesman for the Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea (GFTUK) in a statement issued on Friday said this is an eruption of the pent-up grievance and resentment at the puppet conservative group which is ruthlessly trampling down the democratic right and vital rights of the south Koreans.
The C.C., GFTUK extends full support and firm solidarity to the massive actions of people from all walks of life in south Korea including workers who have resolutely risen up to oppose the puppet group's sycophancy and acts of treachery and unpopular rule and defend their independent demand and vital rights, the statement said, and went on:
Since the emergence of the present regime, the U.S. colonial subjugation of south Korea has deepened, the living conditions of the people have worsened and south Korea has turned into the worst hell and tundra of human rights.
Thrown into the mire of destitution, workers are committing suicides and some of them have been on sit-in strike for several months on a high chimney in winter. Streets are flooded with huge crowds of jobless people.
However, the puppet group is brutally suppressing their actions by labeling them "illegal ones," lending a deaf ear to their strong demands.
The south Korean workers should turn out as one in the all-people resistance at these crossroads of life and death and thus mete out a stern judgment to the puppet conservative regime.
The entire working class in the northern half of Korea will voice positive support to the just actions of the workers and people from all walks of life in south Korea for democracy and the right to existence in the future, too, and express firm conviction that their just struggle is sure to triumph. -0-
CPRK Spokesman Hits at S. Korean Unification Minister's Anti-DPRK Remarks
Pyongyang, March 19 (KCNA) -- Hong Yong Phyo, newly-appointed minister of Unification of south Korea, in his inaugural speech on Mar. 16 pulled up the DPRK, talking about "nuclear development", "military and verbal provocation" and "preconditions for dialogue." He even shielded the "Committee for Preparations for Unification", a plot-breeding body for "unification by absorption", stating that the ministry of Unification would closely cooperate with it.
At a confirmation hearing on Mar. 11 he blustered that the "the May 24 step is still needed to force the north to take a responsible measure", "it is the basic stand of the 'government' neither to tolerate the nukes of the north nor to recognize it as a nuclear weapons state", and "it is necessary to cope with possibilities of contingency in the north."
A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) Wednesday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA in this regard:
Hong Yong Phyo's remarks fully revealed the south Korean regime's foul intention to intensify its scheme for "unification of social systems" and "unification by absorption" while persisting in the vicious policy of confrontation with the fellow countrymen that pushed the north-south relations into a catastrophe.
Hong is an anti-reunification and confrontation maniac as he invented the "policy toward the north" of the present regime such as "confidence-building process on the Korean Peninsula", dancing to the tune of the chief of Chongwadae.
He, known as a "confidant of President Park Geun Hye", is now promoted to the head of the ministry of Unification, censured as "ministry for confrontation with fellow countrymen" and "ministry against reunification." So, it goes without saying that the ministry of Unification will be reduced to a more faithful mouthpiece of Chongwadae.
It is as clear as noonday that Hong, if he fails to keep controlling his tongue, unaware of his position, will face a more miserable end than his predecessors who had been ridiculed as they got hell-bent only on confrontation, parroting the chief executive's remarks, and consequently failed to have any dialogue with the DPRK.
He had better learn how to control his tongue before anything else, if he does not want to follow in the wake of his disgraceful predecessors. -0-
CPRK Hits S.Korean Regime for Anti-DPRK Campaign over Attack on U.S. Ambassador
Pyongyang, March 7 (KCNA) -- Lippert, U.S. ambassador to south Korea, was reportedly attacked by a south Korean resident in the heart of Seoul on March 5.
South Korea witnessed fierce anti-U.S. actions in the past, but it is the first time that the American ambassador, governor-general of the U.S. colony, suffered a knife-wielding attack.
In this regard, the Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) issued its information bulletin No. 1085 Saturday.
The attack is a reflection of the south Korean people's mindset against the U.S. fanning up a war crisis on the Korean Peninsula through dangerous joint military drills in south Korea, and an expression of their resistance to it, the bulletin says, adding:
What matters is that the south Korean puppet regime is branding the attack as an "act by the forces following the north" in a desperate attempt to link the case with the DPRK.
The DPRK reported about the case, regarding it as a punishment to the U.S. by justice and an expression of the people's mindset against it.
However, the puppet regime criticized this report as "support for terrorism," "distortion of the truth about the case" and "senseless remarks self-admitting that it is a group of terrorists and human rights violators."
Even the police and conservative media of south Korea joined the regime in attempting to link the case with the DPRK. They claimed that the attacker visited the DPRK in the past and that it welcomed him when he made a brick attack on the Japanese ambassador. Meanwhile, the regime let old ultra-right conservatives defame the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership and its flag, creating a terror-ridden atmosphere.
Such moves are prompted by a vicious intention to save itself from the present awkward position and eliminate the pro-reunification patriotic forces with the case as a momentum and intensify an anti-DPRK smear campaign worldwide.
In particular the south Korean regime's ulterior intention is to egg its American master on to re-list the DPRK as a "sponsor of terrorism" and strengthen the collusion with the U.S. and the international cooperation against the DPRK.
To incriminate its resident protesting the U.S. keen on war exercises will only show the true colors of the south Korean regime as the special-class sycophant and traitor more clearly. -0-
C.C., DFRK Sends Appeal to Compatriots in South
Pyongyang, March 1 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea issued an appeal to the compatriots of the south on Sunday, the 96th anniversary of the March 1 Popular Uprising.
The appeal said that the uprising was a nation-wide anti-Japanese patriotic resistance as Koreans courageously turned out in the struggle of justice to win back the dignity of the nation and the sovereignty of the country after it was deprived of its sovereignty by the Japanese imperialists' brutal occupation.
Through the heroic March 1 Popular Uprising, the Korean nation demonstrated before the whole world that it was the nation strong in independence with indomitable stamina and ardent patriotic spirit of braving any sacrifice to win back the sovereignty of the country, the appeal said, adding:
But the gangster-like U.S. imperialists, which had landed in south Korea, partitioned the land of golden tapestry into two parts, though the Korean nation was delighted at the liberation of the country and rejoiced over the building of an independent and sovereign state.
Violation of sovereignty by foreign forces and pain caused by national division should neither be tolerated nor be allowed, the appeal said, and went on:
The U.S. persistent domination and intervention in south Korea are the root cause of all misfortunes and pain suffered by the Korean nation and a basic stumbling block in the way of achieving the nation's sovereignty and reunification.
The U.S. is neither "liberator" and "helper" nor "guardian".
Today the north-south relations are inching close to the extreme confrontation and the dark clouds of a nuclear war hang heavily over the Korean peninsula. This is also a product of the U.S. long-term presence and domination over south Korea and its hostile policy toward the DPRK.
The south Korean authorities should resolutely drop their shameful sycophancy and treachery and get rid of the U.S. control, clearly aware that their persistent act of keeping to the path of confrontation and war in collusion with outsiders with their backs on the nation will bring destruction only.
The appeal said that the final victory of the just sacred war of the Korean nation against the U.S. and the cause of Korea's reunification are certain to be achieved as long as there are the great leadership firmly defending the dignity and sovereignty of the nation, the invincible Songun banner and the great programmes for national reunification indicating the way ahead of the fellow countrymen. -0-
U.S. Criminal Acts of Blocking Improvement of North-South Ties and Reunification of Korea Indicted
Pyongyang, February 8 (KCNA) -- The National Reunification Institute issued an indictment on Sunday revealing the thrice-cursed crimes committed by the U.S. by viciously blocking the improvement of the north-south relations and reunification.
The indictment said the U.S. is the sworn enemy of the Korean nation as it has illegally occupied south Korea for 70 years and viciously blocked the improvement of the north-south relations and reunification.
It noted: After the liberation of Korea the U.S. worked hard to scuttle the Joint Conference that was convened in April 1948 for the establishment of the unified democratic government and fabricated the Syngman Rhee puppet regime, causing the division of the country.
As it sustained a big defeat in the Korean war and faced the crisis of being expelled from south Korea, the U.S. let loose a string of brigandish remarks that "it can never withdraw as it suffered the loss of hundreds of thousands of lives in Korea", wantonly violating the Armistice Agreement on withdrawing all foreign forces and peacefully settling the Korean issue.
The U.S. obstructions have become all the more undisguised in the 2000s when the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration were adopted as a result of the historic Pyongyang summit of the leaders of the north and the south and when the spirit for reconciliation, unity and reunification mounted high between the north and the south.
The U.S. moves to check the improvement of the north-south relations and the reunification of Korea have become more frantic since the emergence of the present regime.
Early last year when the north-south high-ranking contacts were made and the atmosphere of dialogue and improvement of the relations were created as evidenced by the reunions of separated families and relatives thanks to the sincere efforts made by the DPRK, the U.S. resorted to all sorts of vicious moves.
Due to the U.S. obstructions, the sincere efforts made by the DPRK for the improvement of the north-south relations and the national reunification did not see due results and the north-south relations have been further deteriorated.
The U.S. strained the situation on the Korean peninsula to the extremity through the frantic racket for the war of aggression against the DPRK, the indictment said, and went on:
After the liberation of Korea the U.S. conducted madcap war exercises and made military provocations in the areas along the 38th parallel, finally igniting a war.
When there took place a political meeting to discuss the ways of achieving peaceful settlement of the Korean issue after the war, the U.S. pressed for Focus Lens joint military exercises between the U.S. imperialist aggression forces from 1954 and the south Korean puppet army to scuttle the meeting. In the 1960s it staged mad-cap Foal Eagle joint military exercises, constantly straining the situation.
From 1976 the U.S. staged ill-famed Team Spirit and Ulji Focus Lens joint military drills, pushing the north-south relations to the phase of confrontation.
It also gradually expanded the scale and duration of the drills.
It committed military provocations including the armed conflict in the West Sea in 2002 one after another.
The anti-DPRK war drills that the enemies staged last year clearly prove how the U.S. has worked hard to block the improvement of the north-south relations.
Disclosing the fact that the U.S. moves have reached the extremity this year, the indictment continues:
A typical example is the "additional sanctions" the Obama administration imposed on the DPRK under the pretext of hacking at the Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The U.S. puts pressure in every way on the puppet authorities to prevent them from holding dialogue despite its loud claim that it "supports the north-south dialogue."
The puppet authorities which loudly claimed they were open to the north-south dialogue from the outset of the new year are making such poor sophism as "unreasonable precondition of the north", yielding to the U.S. pressure. This act aimed to shift the blame on to the DPRK side only to reveal their plight as a colonial stooge and henchman.
The U.S., not content with this, viciously conducts smear campaign against the DPRK to incite hostility toward it.
Moreover, from the outset of the new year the U.S. has been hell-bent on arms buildup and anti-DPRK war drills, deliberately straining the situation on the Korean peninsula.
The indictment continued as follows:
The U.S. should bear in mind the stern warnings issued by the arms of Mt. Paektu that it will be forced to drink a bitter cup of final destruction if it continues to pursue the anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK and the aggression moves against it.
The south Korean authorities should clarify whether it would open the road to the improvement of the north-south ties and reunification from the stand of By Our Nation Itself or continue war moves and the moves of inciting confrontation between social systems in collusion with the U.S. that is little short of bringing calamity upon themselves.
If the U.S. persistently stands in the way of the improvement of the north-south ties and reunification of Korea while resorting to the hostile policy toward the DPRK, defying our warnings, it will be forced to pay a very high price for all the crimes it committed throughout history. -0-