FM Spokesman on DPRK-U.S. High-level Talks
Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Saturday released the following statement:
International society has focused its expectation and attention on the DPRK-U.S. high-level talks for the implementation of the Joint Statement of the DPRK-U.S. summit after the first historic summit meeting and talks were held between the DPRK and the U.S.
We expected that the U.S. side would bring itself with a constructive proposal which would help build up trust true to the spirit of the DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks. We, on our part, were also thinking of doing something which corresponds with it.
It was, however, so regretful to mention what the U.S. side had shown in its attitude and stand at the first DPRK-U.S. high-level talks held on July 6-7.
The DPRK side, during the talks, put forward the constructive proposals to seek a balanced implementation of all the provisions of the Joint Statement out of its firm willingness to remain faithful to the implementation of the spirit and agreed points of the DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks.
These include taking wide-ranging proactive steps of simultaneous actions in a respective manner such as realizing multilateral exchanges for improved relations between the DPRK and the U.S., making public a declaration on the end of war first on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement to build a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula, dismantling the test ground of high thrust engine to make a physical verification of the suspension of ICBM production as part of denuclearization steps and making an earliest start of the working-level talks for recovering POW/MIA remains.
Before the talks, Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea who is also a chief delegate from our side to the talks, was authorized to convey with due respect to U.S. State Secretary Pompeo a personal letter sent from Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK Kim Jong Un to President Trump.
Chairman Kim Jong Un expressed his expectation and conviction that good personal relations forged with President Trump and his sentiments of good faith built towards the latter at the Singapore summit meeting and talks would be further consolidated through the process of future dialogues such as high-level talks this time.
But, the U.S. side came up only with its unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization just calling for CVID, declaration and verification, all of which run counter to the spirit of the Singapore summit meeting and talks.
The U.S. side never mentioned the issue of establishing a peace regime on the Korean peninsula which is essential for defusing tension and preventing a war. It took the position that it would even backtrack on the issue it had agreed on to end the status of war under certain conditions and excuses.
As for the issue of announcing the declaration of the end of war at an early date, it is the first process of defusing tension and establishing a lasting peace regime on the Korean peninsula, and at the same time, it constitutes a first factor in creating trust between the DPRK and the U.S. This issue was also stipulated in inter-Korean Panmunjom Declaration as a historical task to terminate the war status on the Korean peninsula which has lasted for nearly 70 years. President Trump, too, was more enthusiastic about this issue at the DPRK-U.S. summit talks.
The issues the U.S. side insisted on at the talks are all roots of troubles, which the previous administrations also had insisted on to disrupt the dialogue processes, stoke the distrust and increase the danger of war.
The U.S. side, during the talks, made a great publicity about suspension of one or two joint military exercises. But suspension of one action called exercises is a highly reversible step which can be resumed anytime at any moment as all of its military force remains intact in its previously-held positions without scraping even a rifle. This is incomparable with the irreversible step taken by the DPRK to explode and dismantle the nuclear test ground.
The results of the talks can't but be so apprehensive.
We thought that the U.S. side would come with a constructive proposal which accords with the spirit of the DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks. But expectation and hope of ours were so naive as to be gullible.
Conventional ways can never create new things. Treading on trite stereotype of all the failure would invite another failure only.
Valuable agreement was reached in such a short time at the Singapore summit first ever in the history of the DPRK-U.S. relations. This is attributable to the fact that President Trump himself said he would move towards resolving the DPRK-U.S. relations and the issue of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in a new way.
If both sides at the working level reneged on the new way agreed at the summit and returned to the old way, the epoch-making Singapore summit would be meaningless, which was held thanks to the determinations and will of the two top leaders to open a new future for the interests of the two peoples and peace and security of the world.
The first DPRK-U.S. high-level talks this time brought us in a dangerous situation where we may be shaken in our unshakable will for denuclearization, rather than consolidating trust between the DPRK and the U.S.
In the last few months, we displayed maximum patience and watched the U.S. while initiating good-will steps as many as we can.
But, it seems that the U.S. misunderstood our goodwill and patience.
The U.S. is fatally mistaken if it went to the extent of regarding that the DPRK would be compelled to accept, out of its patience, the demands reflecting its gangster-like mindset.
A shorter way to denuclearization on the Korean peninsula is to remove deep-rooted mistrust and build up trust between the DPRK and the U.S. For this, both sides should be bold enough to be free from old ways which had only recorded failures and resolve the problem in a fresh manner which is never bound by the existing ways. A shortcut to it is also to take a step-by-step approach and follow the principle of simultaneous actions in resolving what is feasible one by one while giving priority to creating trust.
But, if the U.S., being captivated in a fidget, tries to force upon us the old ways claimed by the previous administrations, this will get us nowhere.
If the objective situation does not stand in favor of the denuclearization against our will, this would rather cast a heavy cloud over the atmosphere of developing bilateral relations which had shown its good movement in its beginning.
Should the headwind begin to blow, it would cause a great disappointment not only to the international society aspiring after global peace and security but also to both the DPRK and the U.S. If so, this will finally make each side seek for another choice and there is no guarantee that this will not result in yet another tragedy.
We still cherish our good faith in President Trump.
The U.S. should make a serious consideration of whether the toleration of the headwind against the will of the two top leaders would meet the aspirations and expectations of the world people as well as the interests of its country. -0-
Joint Statement of Trade Unions in North and South of Korea
Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea and south Korea's Federation of Trade Unions and Confederation of Trade Unions issued a joint statement on June 15, the 18th anniversary of the historic June 15 joint declaration.
The statement said that the June 15 joint declaration, which all Koreans including the workers in the north and the south had firmly defended and implemented, was led to the Panmunjom declaration at last and the emotion of June 15 developed into the joy and passion of April 27 and then set the entire nation agog with excitement of May 26.
Expressing full support for the two inter-Korean summits in Panmunjom and the adoption of the April 27 declaration again, the organizations of workers in the north and the south are filled with enthusiasm and will to take the lead in making a new history, a new era of peace and reunification, it added.
Noting that all Koreans are now faced with the historic task of the nation to end the history of division and subordination, which has lasted for over 70 years, and realize the independent reunification, the statement said:
Workers in the north and the south will discharge in the van the duty facing the nation at the historic turning point that our nation brought by its own efforts, overcoming the hill of ordeal and crisis.
It is the most primary task for co-existence and co-prosperity of the nation to put an end to the history of mistrust and confrontation and establish a durable peace-keeping regime on this land.
A total end should be put to the state of war which stopped on July 27, 1953. Moreover, a peace accord should be concluded to completely terminate the war crisis and realize lasting peace.
At the historic turning point made in 73 years of division, the workers in the north and the south will do their best to settle the historic task facing our nation.
All the workers in the north and the south will take the lead in getting the armistice agreement abrogated and realizing a peace accord.
Today the idea of By Our Nation Itself, clarified in the June 15 joint declaration, was developed into the principle of national independence in the Panmunjom declaration.
The party most responsible for peace and reunification is just our nation.
The workers in the north and the south will conduct all their activities strictly in the spirit of By Our Nation Itself and the principle of national independence and stand in the van of struggle to decisively reject domination and interference of outsiders obstructive to peace and reunification.
They will resolutely struggle against any attempt to impair the Panmunjom declaration and do their best for the unceasing implementation of the declaration.
The statement expressed the firm resolve of all the workers in the north and the south to dynamically usher in a new era of peace and independent reunification. -0-
North-South High-Level Talks Held
Panmunjom, June 1 (KCNA) -- The north-south high-level talks were held at the "House of Peace" in the south side portion of Panmunjom on Friday to implement the historic Panmunjom Declaration.
Present at the talks were a delegation of the north side led by Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK, and a delegation of the south side with Minister of Unification Jo Myong Gyun as chief delegate.
At the talks both sides confirmed the principled stand for the implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration, sincerely discussed problems for taking practical measures and adopted a joint press release.
The joint press release says that a north-south joint liaison office shall be set up at the Kaesong Industrial Zone, and ways for significantly commemorating the 18th anniversary of the publication of the June 15 Joint Declaration be found and discussed by way of exchanging documents.
It also clarifies the times and venues of north-south general-level military talks, sports talks and Red Cross talks.
And it says that the times and venues of the subcommittee meeting for discussing the issue of connecting and modernizing the east and west coast railways and roads agreed at the October 4 declaration, the working-level talks for the DPRK's art troupe's performance in the south side area and other talks shall be agreed by way of exchanging documents and the north-south high-level talks for promoting the implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration shall be held on a regular basis. -0-
Statement of Nuclear Weapons Institute of DPRK
Pyongyang, May 24 (KCNA) -- The Nuclear Weapons Institute of the DPRK issued the following statement on Thursday:
True to the decision of the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the Nuclear Weapons Institute of the DPRK held a ceremony for completely dismantling the northern nuclear test ground of the DPRK on May 24 Juche 107(2018), to ensure transparency of the discontinuance of nuclear test.
Dismantling the nuclear test ground was done in such a way as to make all the tunnels of the test ground collapse by explosion and completely close the tunnel entrances, and at the same time, explode some guard facilities and observation posts on the site.
It has been confirmed that there were neither leakage of radioactive materials nor any adverse impact on the surrounding ecological environment.
Complete closure of the area surrounding the nuclear test ground will come on the heels of successive removal of all ground observation facilities, research institutes and structures of guard units, and withdrawal of staff concerned.
It has been confirmed by local and international reporters that two tunnels at the nuclear test ground were ready for use for carrying out very powerful underground nuclear tests at any time.
The dismantling of the nuclear test ground conducted with high-level transparency has clearly attested once again to the proactive and peace-loving efforts of the DPRK government being made for ensuring peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and over the world.
The discontinuance of the nuclear test is an important process moving towards global nuclear disarmament, and we will continue to join hands with the world peace-loving people in building a nuclear-free peaceful world, a new independent world where the dream and ideal of humanity are realized. -0-
Historic North-South Summit for National Reconciliation and Unity, Peace and Prosperity
Pyongyang, April 28 (KCNA) Kim Jong Un Crosses Demarcation Line at Panmunjom for North-South Summit.
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, came to Panmunjom on April 27 for the historic north-south summit meeting and talks.
The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un left the Phanmun Pavilion at 9 a.m., leading senior party, government and army officials, and reached the Demarcation Line at Panmunjom.
President Moon Jae In of south Korea was present before the line to greet Kim Jong Un.
Kim Jong Un shook hands with Moon Jae In and exchanged greetings.
He crossed the Demarcation Line and had souvenir photos taken with Moon Jae In with the Phanmun Pavilion in the north side portion and the "House of Freedom" in the south side portion for backgrounds.
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In crossed the Demarcation Line of Panmunjom and shook hands with each other warmly once again in the north side portion before proceeding to the south side portion of Panmunjom.
Kim Jong Un Warmly Greeted by Moon Jae In
The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un crossed the Demarcation Line at Panmunjom with south Korean President Moon Jae In and headed for the "House of Peace" in the south side portion of Panmunjom.
Personages of the north and the south welcomed with enthusiastic applause the top leaders who significantly took their first steps for national reconciliation and unity.
Children of the south side presented bouquets to Kim Jong Un.
The top leaders of the north and the south headed for the ground for inspecting the guards of honor of the south Korean forces, escorted by traditional honor guards.
The military band, guards of honor of the army, navy and air force of south Korea, traditional guards of honor and traditional band lined up at the plaza before the "House of Peace" in the south side portion of Panmunjom.
When Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In mounted the inspection stand, the head of the guards of honor of the south Korean forces made a salute and the military band played a welcome music.
Kim Jong Un, together with Moon Jae In, reviewed the guards of honor of the south Korean forces and the traditional guards of honor.
Moon Jae In introduced to Kim Jong Un the south side officials who came to greet him. Kim Jong Un shook hands with them one by one.
Moon Jae In exchanged greetings with the officials from the north side.
The officials of the north and the south had souvenir photos taken with the top leaders.
Present there were Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, and senior party and government officials Ri Su Yong, Kim Yong Chol, Ri Yong Ho, Choe Hwi, Kim Yo Jong and Ri Son Gwon, and senior officials of the armed forces Ri Myong Su and Pak Yong Sik.
Present from the south side were Im Jong Sok, presidential chief of staff of Chongwadae, Jong Ui Yong, chief of the State Security Office of Chongwadae, So Hun, director of the Intelligence Service, Jo Myong Gyun, minister of Unification, Song Yong Mu, minister of Defense, Kang Kyong Hwa, minister of Foreign Affairs, Jong Kyong Du, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Yun Yong Chan, chief secretary in charge of communication with the people of the Chongwadae Secretariat.
Kim Jong Un Has Talks with Moon Jae In at "House of Peace"
Talks between the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae In took place at the "House of Peace" in the south side portion of Panmunjom.
Present at the talks from the north side were Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, and Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the C.C., WPK.
Present from the south side were Im Jong Sok, presidential chief of staff at Chongwadae, and So Hun, director of the Intelligence Service.
At the talks both sides had a candid and open-hearted exchange of views on the matters of mutual concern including the issues of improving the north-south relations, ensuring peace on the Korean Peninsula and the denuclearization of the peninsula.
Referring to the very significant meeting with Moon Jae In at Panmunjom, a symbol of division and confrontation.
Kim Jong Un said that the meeting at such special place would mark an occasion of giving once again hope and dream for the future to all people.
He said he felt once again the national mission and duty to usher in a new era of peace and reunification after putting an end to the history of division and confrontation and that he came today with the thought that he would fire a signal flare at the starting line writing a new history.
Moon Jae In said the weather was nice as if it congratulated today's meeting and that the moment Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Kim Jong Un crossed the Demarcation Line, Panmunjom became a symbol of peace, not a symbol of division.
Paying deep respects to the great decision of Kim Jong Un who produced the significant meeting like today, Moon Jae In hoped that open-hearted dialogue would be continued to build confidence between themselves.
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In reached a consensus of views on the agenda items and agreed to meet often and sincerely discuss the pending issues and the important matters for the nation in the future and thus make joint efforts to wisely open up a new history of the north-south relations and further develop the good trend for peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean Peninsula.
Before the start of the talks, in commemoration of the historic north-south summit meeting Kim Jong Un wrote in a visitor's book at the "House of Peace" that "A new history begins now - at the starting point of history, an era of peace. Kim Jong Un. April 27, 2018."
He had a significant photo taken with Moon Jae In.
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In Plant Pine Tree
The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un together with President Moon Jae In planted a pine tree, a symbol of peace and prosperity, at Panmunjom in commemoration of the historic north-south summit.
They planted the pine tree by using a mixture of soil from Mt Paektu and Mt Halla and water from the River Taedong and the River Han prepared by the north and the south.
Kim Jong Un said meaningful words calling for developing the hard-won trend of improved north-south relations with the will to be base manure and soil covering the precious root and shelter protecting rainstorm together with the tree and for opening up the future with the spirit as strong as the evergreen pine.
A stone plaque in the names of Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In was built at the pine tree.
The top leaders of the north and the south unveiled the plaque.
Engraved on it are the letters "Peace and prosperity are planted."
After the tree planting, the top leaders of the north and the south had a souvenir picture taken with the plaque and the pine tree for a background.
Then they had a photo taken with the officials accompanying them.
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In had a sincere conversation while having a walk.
Kim Jong Un, Moon Jae In Sign "Panmunjom Declaration"
The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un together with President Moon Jae In signed the "Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Reunification of the Korean Peninsula" and exchanged written declaration.
Kim Jong Un had a significant souvenir picture taken with Moon Jae In and embraced him in congratulation of the birth of the historic Panmunjom Declaration reflecting the unanimous desire and demand of the Korean nation.
Attending the signing-ceremony from the north side were Ri Su Yong and Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the C.C., WPK, Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, and Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the C.C., WPK, and from the south side were Im Jong Sok, presidential chief of staff of Chongwadae, Jong Ui Yong, chief of the State Security Office of Chongwadae, So Hun, director of the Intelligence Service, Jo Myong Gyun, minister of Unification, Song Yong Mu, minister of Defense, Kang Kyong Hwa, minister of Foreign Affairs, and Yun Yong Chan, chief secretary in charge of communication with the people of the Chongwadae Secretariat.
At the end of the signing-ceremony, the top leaders of the north and the south made statements over the Panmunjom Declaration.
Dinner for Kim Jong Un Given by Moon Jae In
President Moon Jae In hosted a dinner at the "House of Peace" of Panmunjom in welcome of the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's visit to the south side area.
Invited to the dinner were First Lady Ri Sol Ju as well as Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, Ri Su Yong, Kim Yong Chol, Choe Hwi, Kim Yo Jong, Ri Son Gwon who are senior party and government officials, and other leading officials accompanying the Supreme Leader and suite members.
Present there were Im Jong Sok, presidential chief of staff of Chongwadae, Jong Ui Yong, chief of the State Security Office of Chongwadae, So Hun, director of the Intelligence Service, Jo Myong Gyun, minister of Unification, Song Yong Mu, minister of Defence, Kang Kyong Hwa, minister of Foreign Affairs, representatives of various political parties and personages of various circles of the south side including those related to the historic north-south summits.
Ri Sol Ju was warmly greeted by Moon Jae In and his wife Kim Jong Suk at the "House of Peace".
Prior to the dinner, Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju chatted and shared feelings with Moon Jae In and Kim Jong Suk in a cordial atmosphere.
Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju expressed deep thanks to Moon Jae In for the sincere dinner.
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In and their wives exchanged greetings with personages of the north and the south one by one outside the dinner venue.
When the top leaders appeared in the venue, all the participants welcomed them who successfully finished the historic Panmunjom talks with an enthusiastic applause.
At the dinner, Moon Jae In made a welcome address.
Then, Kim Jong Un made a reply address.
The south side served various dishes of special meaning and the north side Pyongyang cold noodle of Okryu Restaurant, deeply impressing the participants.
The dinner proceeded in an amicable atmosphere overflowing with feelings of blood relatives.
Artistes of the north and the south gave performances in congratulation of the historic north-south summit meeting and talks at the dinner.
Kim Jong Un Says Goodbye to Moon Jae In
The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un successfully concluded the historic north-south summit meeting and talks and said goodbye to President Moon Jae In.
When Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju came out of the "House of Peace" together with Moon Jae In and his wife, the personages from the north and the south broke into thunderous applause.
Kim Jong Un and Ri Sol Ju took the reserved seats installed outdoor with Moon Jae In and his wife and watched a farewell performance "One spring" prepared by the south side.
At the end of the performance Kim Jong Un shook hands with the personages from the south and Moon Jae In with those from the north one by one, exchanging farewells.
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In took hands and said goodbye to each other, promising a fresh start.
Kim Jong Un left the "House of Peace" amid a warm send-off of personages from the south side. -0-
Meeting of Co-Chairmen of Pomminryon Held
Pyongyang, March 25 (KCNA) -- The 18th meeting of co-chairmen of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea's Reunification (Pomminryon) was held on Sunday by way of exchanging facsimile messages among its north, south and overseas headquarters.
The meeting discussed an action program of Pomminryon for glorifying this significant year as an eventful year to be specially recorded in the national history, under the banner of national independence.
A report was made at the meeting.
It noted that Pomminryon has made great efforts to positively arouse all Koreans to the struggle for peace against war and realize solidarity and unity of the pro-reunification patriotic forces.
The report clarified the following tasks and ways for speeding up the grand march for reunification to glorify this significant year as an eventful year to be specially recorded in the national history with redoubled courage and belief in the rosy future of the nation and the country's reunification:
Pomminryon will vigorously promote the improvement of the north-south relations under the banner of By Our Nation Itself.
It will stand in the van to positively create an atmosphere for national reconciliation and reunification.
It will as ever lead the nationwide movement for rejecting all the war and confrontation moves that threaten the destiny of the fellow countrymen and ensuring lasting and durable peace on the Korean peninsula.
The report stressed the need for Pomminryon to fully discharge its responsibility and role before the times and the nation as vanguard for independent reunification and standard-bearer of great national unity.
A joint resolution was adopted at the meeting. -0-
Pomminryon Issues Joint Resolution
Pyongyang, March 25 (KCNA) -- The North, South and Overseas Headquarters of the Pan-National Alliance for Korea's Reunification (Pomminryon) adopted a joint resolution at the 18th meeting of co-chairmen of Pomminryon held on Sunday.
The resolution stated as follows:
1. Pomminryon will spur the improvement of the north-south ties under the uplifted banner of By Our Nation Itself.
In particular, all the valuable achievements of the June 15 era would be recovered and the June 15 era of independent reunification would be revived to further advance into the second June 15 era in the spirit of By Our Nation Itself.
Pomminryon will resolutely reject all the sycophantic and traitorous moves aimed to leave the interests of the nation and the destiny of the fellow countrymen at the tender mercy of outsiders and actively struggle against any sinister attempt on the part of outsiders to estrange the fellow countrymen and foster confrontation between them by creating any artificial block in the improvement of the north-south ties and seeking interference and arbitrary practices.
2. Pomminryon will take the lead in the efforts to actively foster the atmosphere for national reconciliation and reunification.
Pomminryon will play a pace-setter role to promote great unity of the nation and fan up the hot air of independent reunification by carrying forward the spirit of the historic April Joint Conference of Representatives of Political Parties and Public Organizations in North and South Korea.
In particular, it will ensure successful events common to the nation on major occasions this significant year including the anniversaries of the north-south declarations and thus demonstrate the will for great unity of the nation and the independent reunification.
3. Pomminryon will lead the nationwide movement for ensuring lasting and durable peace on the Korean peninsula.
Pomminryon will as ever conduct in the van the nationwide movement for rejecting all acts of war and confrontation that threaten the destiny of the nation and ensuring lasting and durable peace on the Korean peninsula.
4. Pomminryon will strengthen itself and further enhance its function and role.
Pomminryon will go among the people of all social standings, breathe the same breath with them, strengthen regional and lower organizations and steadily expand ranks and further consolidate itself through diverse practices for independent reunification and peace against war.
The resolution appealed to all its members to more dynamically advance to the eminence of independent reunification with faith and optimism about sure victory. -0-
U.S. Hit for Bringing Clouds of War to Hang over Korean Peninsula
Pyongyang, February 25 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK issued the following press statement on Sunday:
Respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong Un affirmed his will in his New Year Address to make strenuous efforts to improve inter-Korean relations, create a peaceful environment on the Korean peninsula and ensure a successful holding of Phyongchang Winter Olympics.
Thanks to our supreme leadership's noble love for the nation and strong determination for peace, long-awaited inter-Korean dialogue and cooperation have been realized and the Olympics took place successfully by the inter-Korean collaboration.
However, on the eve of closing of the Olympics, United States is running amok to bring another dark cloud of confrontation and war over the Korean peninsula by announcing enormous sanctions against the DPRK.
Trump has announced new sanctions, the core of which is to completely block the DPRK's maritime trade with other countries, and he openly threatened us by making wild remarks that if the said sanctions do not work, "very rough phase 2" will be operated.
Trump group's attempt itself to threaten us by such sanctions or wild remarks only reveals its ignorance about us.
We came to possess nuclear weapons, the treasured sword of justice, in order to defend ourselves from such threats from the United States.
As we have stated on numerous occasions, we will consider any type of blockade an act of war against us, and if U.S. has indeed the guts to confront us in "rough" manner, we will not necessarily take the trouble to stop it.
If U.S. ignores all of our sincere efforts for improving inter-Korean relations and for preserving peace and stability on the Korean peninsula, as desired by the nation, and doggedly persists instead in provocation against us, we will have a tight grip on U.S. and deal with it with our own way of counteraction, no matter how rough and hysterical the U.S. moves are.
If tension on the Korean peninsula escalates into a brink of war due to the U.S. reckless actions, all the catastrophic consequences resulting therefrom will be borne by the United States. -0-
DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Blasts Trump
Pyongyang, February 4 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on February 4, as regards "State of the Union Address" made by Trump.
In the "State of the Union Address", Trump described last year as a year fully recorded with "incredible progress and extraordinary success"- the year during which he pushed the American society and the world into disturbance through his reckless words and deeds as well as aggression moves dumbfounding the world public. This is indeed the height of Trump-style arrogance, arbitrariness and self-conceit.
The whole world is deeply concerned, seeing as an omen of new disaster the Address of Trump who asserted "America First" and "unmatched power" based on nuclear weapons while forcing other countries to submit themselves to the U.S. chauvinistic interest.
Trump also insisted upon the "maximum pressure" against our country, viciously slandering our most superior people-centered social system. However, it is no less than screams of Trump terrified at the power of the DPRK that has achieved the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force and rapidly emerged as the strategic state recognized by the world, and it is purely a nasty perversity aimed to disturb the advance of inter-Korean relations.
Trump even reveals his sinister intention to do something against us by relying on strength while talking about "American resolve". Our self-reliant defense capability with the nuclear force as its backbone will, however, completely deter Trump and his lackeys from showing off on the Korean peninsula.
If Trump does not get rid of his anachronistic and dogmatic way of thinking, it will only bring about the consequence of further endangering security and future of the United States. -0-
We Will Never Pardon S. Korean Conservative Forces' Shuddering Hideous Crime against Dignity of DPRK
Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK issued the following statement Tuesday:
A breakthrough was made in the improvement of the north-south ties and there is a warm wind for reconciliation thanks to the DPRK's sincere efforts, to be warmly welcomed by the whole Korean nation and the world.
But the puppet conservative forces have gone beyond a tolerance limit in their ill intention to chill the atmosphere for the improved north-south ties and ruin the great event of the nation, shocking the public at home and abroad.
A hideous provocative act, openly perpetrated in downtown Seoul in broad daylight on Jan 22, clearly proved that the wild act of the group of traitors challenging the trend of the national history toward the improvement of the north-south ties and reunification has reached the extremes.
Timed to coincide with the arrival of our field survey delegation for dispatch of an art troupe in Seoul that day, coteries of the "Korean Patriotic Party" flocked to the plaza of Seoul Railways Station where they held a press interview and viciously slandered the DPRK's participation in the Olympics.
They went on the rampage, torching a portrait symbolizing the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership and a DPRK flag, not content with talking hoarse that "Phyongchang Olympics is about to change into Pyongyang Olympics for promoting the north's social system and making the north's nuclear weapons a fait accompli" and "dispatch of the north's cheering group and joint training at the Masikryong Ski Resort are an attempt to bring to naught the sweats and efforts exerted by inhabitants in Kangwon Province and Phyongchang".
This is a never-to-be-condoned hideous crime as it is an intolerable mockery of the sincerity and efforts being made by the DPRK for the improvement of the north-south relations and a deliberate political provocation to turn the Olympics into a theatre for escalating confrontation between the north and the south.
Far from making a deep bow to the fellow countrymen for their sincere efforts for the successful Olympics, the conservative group resorted to all sorts of slandering and committed such shuddering acts in the eyes of the delegation of the DPRK. They are a despicable group of gangsters in human form.
The conservative forces who had been pushed into the cesspool of history being severely punished by history for their acts of treachery under the armpit of Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye, are now going on the rampage, making hideous provocations. This is a shame to the nation.
It is deplorable that due to a handful of betes noires, our efforts and the desire of all Koreans to make the Olympics a great auspicious event common to the nation are being mocked and dark clouds lay low over the prospect of the Olympics.
The puppet conservative forces are human rejects devoid of appearance as human beings, to say nothing of elementary etiquette and manners toward the fellow countrymen, and dregs of history that would do only harm to the nation if they are allowed to go at large.
It is quite natural that the south Koreans from all walks of life raise their voices calling for throwing overboard those rubbish so that they would not give off stinking smell any more, being concerned that such acts omen new trouble in the north-south relations.
What should not be overlooked is the south Korean authorities' behavior of conniving at such serious politically-motivated provocation.
As we truly hoped for the Olympics becoming a theater for promoting trust and reconciliation between the north and the south, we repeatedly advised and warned them so as to keep any acts that may incite mistrust and confrontation between the fellow countrymen and get on the nerves of the dialogue partner from being occurred.
Even though they watched the reckless confrontation moves committed by the conservatives, the south Korean authorities have taken a non-committal stand, reading the faces of those conservatives who are no more than living corpses, while talking about "freedom of expression" and only asking them to "restrain". No wonder, the situation is turning out to be worse, far from being brought under control.
This is little short of egging the conservative group on to foster such acts so that they go on the rampage.
The criminal acts committed by the conservative forces with no fear of divine punishment have now greatly enraged the people of the DPRK.
We will never tolerate hideous acts of the conservative hooligans who insulted the sacred dignity and symbol of the DPRK, and the dishonest behavior of the south Korean authorities who connived at such acts, and we can not but take a serious consideration of our follow-up measures regarding the Winter Olympics.
The south Korean authorities have to apologize before the nation for the political provocation, severely punish those involved in the crime and take a prompt measure to prevent the recurrence of such acts.
If the north-south agreement and schedules for the DPRK's participation in the Olympics are cancelled due to the confrontational act of the conservative riff-raffs keen on spouting vituperation and committing provocative acts against the fellow countrymen, the blame will wholly rest with the conservative group and the south Korean authorities.
We value the north-south ties but have no intention to continue to show good faith and magnanimity even while seeing the confrontational fanatics dare challenge the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and its sacred symbol.
We will closely follow the future attitude of the south Korean authorities concerning the recent hideous crime. -0-
U.S. Denounced for Abusing Religion in Its Moves against DPRK
Pyongyang, January 11 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korean Council of Religionists issued a statement Thursday over the fact that the Trump group of the U.S. started a smear campaign against the DPRK under the pretext of "religious issue" from the outset of the new year.
The statement said: The U.S. State Department in a statement of its spokesman on Jan. 4 re-listed the DPRK as a "state of special concerns for religious freedom" where "religious freedom" is seriously encroached upon.
This is the last-ditch efforts of those lost to senses, being taken aback by the DPRK's successful completion of its state nuclear force, and it is part of the vicious smear campaign to tarnish the dignity of the DPRK and its drastically enhanced strategic position over the religious issue.
The U.S. is a matchless monster state, the world's biggest rogue state devoid of any right and face to talk about religious freedom.
The religionists of the DPRK consider the U.S. to be a group of Satans and Asuras as it barbarously bombed and destroyed religious facilities in Korea like churches, Buddhist temples and cathedrals and mercilessly massacred a large number of religionists.
During the last Korean War, thousands of religious facilities that had existed in the northern half of Korea were leveled by the barbarous bombardment of the U.S. who often advocates "religious freedom" and hundreds of thousands of innocent believers were ruthlessly massacred by the American ogres.
The U.S. is keen on getting braced for a nuclear war against the DPRK while openly calling for "total destruction" of the DPRK and "extermination of the nation", thereby seriously threatening the sacred cradle of the religious life of the believers in the DPRK.
The U.S. is trying hard to insult the dignified DPRK and shake the faith of the believers in the DPRK while trumpeting about the "religious freedom". But it is nothing but an anachronistic wild dream.
The faith and will of the believers of the Republic who trust and follow the great leader, Heaven of Korea, as savior of the destiny remain unchanged and they are unbreakable.
The U.S. has to immediately stop the mean and vicious act of finding fault with the DPRK, being pursuant to the anachronistic hostile policy toward it.
The Korean Council of Religionists will strongly counter the U.S. ferocious tyranny and hostile policy toward the DPRK in solidarity with the religionists of different countries valuing love, peace and justice, in the future, too. -0-
Press Statement of Korea-Europe Association
Pyongyang, December 22 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson of the Korea-Europe Association on Friday issued the following statement:
It was reported that on Dec. 19, in an interview with a newspaper in Britain, the British defense secretary made reckless remarks such as "the pariah regime is on the pathway to have ballistic missiles that could strike London", "this is a real threat to the U.K." and "Britain has to step up in terms of dealing with it", referring to the self-defensive state nuclear force of our dignified Republic.
We are shocked that the current defense secretary of Britain, right after taking the office, expressed his view that our state nuclear force poses a "threat to London".
The defense secretary of a country should at least have the ability to see what constitutes a threat to the country and who is the culprit behind a threat to the world peace.
It is no coincidence that he is criticized even at home as a person without basic military knowledge.
It is a fact all people with proper sense would know that Trump is the rogue who uttered the words of totally destroying a sovereign country in the sacred UN arena and the U.S. is the rogue state that threatens to use force to anyone who is even slightly offending to it.
Our deterrence is the guarantee that defends the sovereignty of the country and nation and the rights to existence and safeguards peace in the Korean peninsula and the region against the U.S.
Our nuclear force would not pose any threat to any country and region as long as the interests of the DPRK are not infringed upon.
Nevertheless, the British defense secretary is crying out that our nuclear force is posing a threat to the U.K. This cannot be explained in any other way but as a servile act of Britain to give good impression to the U.S. who is inciting international cooperation to isolate and pressure our country by "demonizing" it.
If the U.K. continues to kowtow to the U.S. in this way, others will say that the U.K is not acting in a way that deserves the prestige as a permanent member state of the UNSC and it will only tarnish its image. -0-
S. Korean Authorities' Anti-Reunification Act Will Face Curse and Censure: GFTUK Spokesman
Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- The Confederation of Trade Unions and the Federation of Trade Unions of south Korea were going to send a message to the General Federation of Trade Inions of Korea (GFTUK) in congratulation of its 72nd founding anniversary, but it was not realized due to the anti-reunification act of the puppet authorities.
The puppet Unification Ministry threatened the Confederation and the Federation to delete expressions like "national meeting for peace and reunification of the country and the improvement of the north-south relations", charging that "national meeting" means "a political event".
A spokesman for the GFTUK in a statement Thursday denounced this as an unpardonable challenge to the desire and wish of the workers of south Korea and all other Koreans for national reconciliation, unity, peace and reunification and a traitorous act aimed to sever the fraternal ties between the fellow countrymen.
The puppet authorities even found fault with the title of the national meeting and hindered the dispatch of the congratulatory message. This can not but be considered as an attempt to make the north-south relations the monopoly of the authorities and to stand against the nation's movement for reunification, the statement said, and went on:
The situation clearly proves that nothing has changed from the days of fascist dictatorship by the group of conservative traitors even though there has been a regime change in south Korea, and the new regime has nothing different from the preceding regimes in using despicable and crafty methods as it trumpets about "exchanges" outwardly but hampers the solidarity activities of organizations of people of various social standings in the north and the south behind the scene.
Greater crime will cause more miserable end.
The puppet authorities keen on despicable submission toward outsiders and confrontation with the fellow countrymen can never evade curse and censure by the whole nation determined to open up the heyday of nationwide reunification movement. -0-
FM Spokesman Blasts U.S. for Re-listing DPRK as "Sponsor of Terrorism"
Pyongyang, November 22 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on Wednesday as regards the fact that the U.S. re-listed the DPRK as a "state sponsor of terrorism":
On November 21, the U.S. made a scene of re-listing the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a "state sponsor of terrorism".
Following Trump's reckless remark on the UN arena of "totally destroying" our country, the U.S. labeled the DPRK as a "state sponsor of terrorism" this time. This is a serious provocation and a violent infringement upon our dignified country.
Since 1979 the U.S. has been labeling the countries that are not obedient to it as "state sponsors of terrorism". In January 1988, it listed our country as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and de-listed it in October 2008.
The U.S. deleted Iraq and Libya from the list of "state sponsor of terrorism" that gave in to its pressure. It also deleted Cuba from the list as a part of the normalization of bilateral relations. These facts clearly show that the label of "state sponsor of terrorism" is just a tool for American style authoritarianism that can be attached or removed at any time in accordance with its interests.
The U.S., the kingpin of all kinds of terrorism who cannot even prevent terror in its own territory, is acting like an "international judge on terrorism" while attaching or removing the label of "state sponsor of terrorism" on sovereign countries. This is clearly an absurdity and a mockery to the world peace and security.
The act of listing other countries as "state sponsors of terrorism" by the U.S. is one of the heinous means to suffocate independent countries disobedient to it, and it is only a cloak to hide its incompetence.
The DPRK government values international justice and peace, and consistently stands against all forms of terrorism and any sponsorship for terrorism. That's why the DPRK announced that it would faithfully fulfill its duty of nuclear non-proliferation before the international society as a responsible nuclear power.
We have nothing to do with "terrorism" and we do not care whether the U.S. puts a cap of "terrorism" on us or not.
This time, while re-listing the DPRK as a "state sponsor of terrorism", the U.S. announced additional sanctions against the DPRK under the pretext of blocking illegal funds for "prohibited nuclear and ballistic missile program of the DPRK".
The nuclear weapons of the DPRK are the deterrence to safeguard our sovereignty and our rights to existence and development from the U.S. heinous hostile policy and nuclear threats that have lasted for over half a century, and as long as the U.S. continues with its anti-DPRK hostile policy, our deterrence will be further strengthened.
By re-listing the DPRK as a "state sponsor of terrorism", the U.S. openly revealed to the whole world its intention to destroy our ideology and system by using all kinds of means and methods.
Not content with its sanctions against our country, the U.S. is making a last-ditch attempt to suffocate our country by labeling it as a "state sponsor terrorism". However, no sanction or pressure can stand up to the great and limitless strength of self-reliance and self-development of our people who are closely rallied around their leader.
Our army and people are full of rage and anger towards the heinous gangsters who dared to put the name of our sacred country in this wretched list of "terrorism" and are hardening their will to settle all accounts with those gangsters at any time in any way.
The U.S. is talking about some kind of "peaceful solution" while making a provocation by labeling our dignified country as a "state sponsor of terrorism". Its pitiful lot reaffirms the philosophical truth that we were absolutely right to choose the path for simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the up-building of the nuclear force and we must continue to keep the treasured nuclear sword in our hands more tightly.
The U.S. will be held entirely accountable for all the consequences to be entailed by its impudent provocation to the DPRK. -0-
Spokesperson of NSGC of DPRK Slams U.S. Despicable Sanctions
Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson of the National Sports Guidance Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Thursday issued a press statement. It said:
Today, the frantic campaign of sanctions and pressure led by the U.S. against the DPRK is stretching its tentacles deep into the area of sports as well.
The U.S. has included various kinds of sports equipment and apparatus in the sanctions list and sees to it that not only the sales of sports equipment and apparatus to the DPRK are prohibited, but also the transit through the territory of other countries of the items donated to the DPRK by international sports organizations is blocked.
Due to the despicable and relentless pressure of the U.S., the regular leg matches which were set to be played in Pyongyang according to the agreements with some countries are being delayed for more than a year, and the decisions by relevant international sports organizations to hold 2017 World Junior Judo Championship and 2018 International Weightlifting Federation Junior World Championship in the DPRK were overturned. Australia even denied the entry of the DPRK players to take part in the AFC U-19 Championship 2018 Qualifiers.
Sports activities that promote friendship among peoples of the world and development of human civilization should not be abused in any case for sinister political purposes.
However, the heinous sanctions targeting the sports area of the DPRK, which the U.S. pursues by instigating its vassal forces, are an act that destroys modern civilization while seeking to overthrow the DPRK's ideology and system and completely shut out our people from enjoying proper cultural life.
This is clearly substantiated by the reckless remarks that Trump made recently at the UN General Assembly about "totally destroying" the DPRK.
The U.S. abuses even the lofty goals of sports for its wicked political purpose to topple the system of a sovereign state, but international sports organizations should defend the ideal of sports to promote peace and progress for humanity and development of humankind's physical culture and modern civilization. -0-
NPCK White Paper on Worldwide Censure of Trump
Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- The National Peace Committee of Korea released a white paper Friday reflecting the worldwide curses and denunciation of Trump hell-bent on inflicting a nuclear holocaust on the Korean nation and humankind.
The U.S. imperialists' last-ditch efforts have gone beyond the limit, being upset by the tremendous might of the DPRK, the white paper says, adding:
Shortly ago in his UN address, U.S. President Trump insulted the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and denied the existence of its state and threatened to totally destroy tens of millions of the Korean people. This unprecedented invective against humanity has touched off the towering indignation and wrath of the army and people of the DPRK and has shocked the whole world.
Heads of state and dignitaries of various countries and foreign media and experts and even Americans are denouncing and jeering Trump's reckless outburst with such expressions as "rhetoric that made UN a stage of threatening a war", "most ferocious address", "rogue", "mentally deranged man" and "sleep-walker".
The flurry of denunciation and censure of Trump, an old man in his dotage with no responsibilities for his utterances that were made irrespective of time, place and object, is prophetic of the fate of the U.S. on its downward slope.
Citing the voices of heads of state and dignitaries of various countries and foreign media and experts, but also Americans deriding Trump under the subtitles "Hitler in the 21st century", "Boss of gangsters of empire of evil", "Political layman ignorant of elementary knowledge", "Top-class imbecile inviting destruction" and "Lunatic suffering from incurable disease", the white paper goes on:
As was recognized and estimated by the public at home and abroad, Trump is a root cause of misfortune who has to be eliminated at an early date as he is an old rabid dog barking irrespective of the time, place and object and a rogue upsetting the world and plunging mankind into a nuclear holocaust.
Even at this moment, he is pushing the situation to the extremes, while reeling off rhetoric, not yet coming to his senses despite the strong denunciation by the public at home and abroad.
Trump, who dared challenge the DPRK, letting out rhetoric little short of a declaration of war against the DPRK and its people, and the empire of evil U.S. will be made to pay a dear price for the crime that shocked the world. -0-
CCNR Advises U.S. to Consider Statement of DPRK SAC Chairman
Pyongyang, September 24 (KCNA) -- The Consultative Council for National Reconciliation (CCNR) issued a statement on Sunday to fully support the statement of Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, which solemnly declared that he would surely and definitely tame Trump, an ignorant war maniac, with fire.
Trump, a mad dotard, blared that he would "totally destroy" the Korean nation, daring hurt the dignity of the DPRK's supreme leadership. His sophism revealed the U.S. imperialists' heinous hostile policy toward the DPRK and ambition to stifle it by force, which has been persistently pursued century after century, the CCNR said, adding:
The recent remarks of this mentally deranged person fully laid bare the ferociousness, cruelty and aggressive nature of the cannibals that built the U.S., an empire of evils, on the death of Indians.
The Korean people, who have suffered from the division of the nation forced by outsiders for more than half century, are wishing for the national reconciliation, unity and reunification more ardently than ever before.
The reckless remarks of Trump and his coteries and their ceaseless moves for invading the DPRK more clearly show that not only the reconciliation and unity of one nation but also national reunification the Koreans want so ardently cannot be achieved as long as the U.S., the empire of evils, exists.
That's why they are unanimously shouting with century-old resentment toward the wolf-like U.S. imperialists; "Annihilate the U.S. imperialist aggressors, sworn enemy!" and "Blow up the U.S. land as a whole with nukes and H-bombs of Juche!"
The mad dotard and his hirelings across the ocean can never avoid the fate of final doom though they make every desperate effort. Merciless punishment only is awaiting the aggressors and provocateurs.
The U.S. should not remain indifferent to the resolute decision and solemn declaration of the brilliant commander of Mt Paektu that we will surely make the U.S. pay for Trump's rude nonsense calling for "totally destroying" our state and nation while insulting our supreme leadership and whatever Trump might have expected, he will face results beyond his expectation. -0-
FM Spokesman Discloses U.S. Intention of Claiming Implementation of "Resolution on Sanctions"
Pyongyang, September 18 (KCNA) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Monday released the following statement:
Recently, the U.S. and its vassal forces rigged up the UNSC "resolution 2375" on sanctions harsher than ever against the DPRK branding its measures to strengthen the state nuclear force as "a threat" to international peace and security, and released a UNSC "press statement" calling for the implementation of the "resolution" as a follow-up.
The anti-DPRK sanctions campaign of the U.S. has grown so reckless as to impose a full-scale blockade of all sections to include areas directly related to the livelihood of civilian population as well as foreign trade of the country.
This is the most vicious, unethical and inhumane act of hostility to physically exterminate the people of the DPRK, let alone its system and government.
What is more deplorable is that the U.S. is misleading public opinion by disseminating the fraudulent claim that the sanctions and pressure are geared to the so-called peaceful solution.
The U.S. is strangling and suffocating a country and breaking its will to impose U.S. intention upon it. Is it a peaceful and diplomatic solution?
The U.S. blustered that it would not rule out "military option" while making absurd assertion that the sanctions are a peaceful solution. This constitutes an open extortion against the international community as it implies that if they do not join the U.S.-led sanctions campaign against the DPRK, the U.S. will start a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula.
The true intention of the U.S. is to appease the opposition from several countries against the escalation of tension and the outbreak of war in the Korean peninsula and the region and involve them in the sanctions and pressure campaign against the DPRK by all means.
Although the U.S. is acting so shameless and devious to justify the sanctions and pressure against the DPRK, it will not be able to delude even a single country.
It is a foolish dream to hope that the sanctions could work with the DPRK while the sanctions have failed to stop it from becoming a full-fledged nuclear weapons state and making rapid progress in the building of an economic power for more than half a century.
The increased moves of the U.S. and its vassal forces to impose sanctions and pressure on the DPRK will only increase our pace towards the ultimate completion of the state nuclear force.
The countries joining the U.S. in imposing sanctions on the DPRK should start working on a good explanation for the day when an actual balance of power is established between the DPRK and the U.S. -0-
FM Spokesman Denounces U.S. for Trying to Impose Additional Sanctions on DPRK
Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on Tuesday as regards the fact that the U.S. is attempting to impose additional sanctions and pressure on the DPRK over its test of H-bomb for ICBM:
The U.S. is taking the lead in "condemning" the DPRK over its test of H-bomb for ICBM and going frantic in the sanctions campaign against the DPRK.
At the emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council convened on Monday, the U.S. representative demanded the adoption of a new "sanctions resolution" against the DPRK while dwelling on the ridiculous rhetoric that the DPRK is begging for war in defiance of their collective voice.
The U.S. is running amuck to defame the DPRK, taking issue with our measures to bolster the self-defensive nuclear force, but this is only a sophistry to hide true colors of the U.S. as the main culprit for escalated tension and nuclear threat.
The wild and belligerent remarks of "fire and fury" let loose by Trump and the frenzied moves of the U.S. to stifle the DPRK testify that the U.S. is indeed the heinous aggressor who is begging for war in defiance of the collective voice of the international community calling for peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.
No one has the right to make a fuss about our test of H-bomb for ICBM as it is a routine and indispensable process for the implementation of the strategic line that we have chosen for ourselves, the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts.
In order to thoroughly eradicate the hostile moves and nuclear threat of the U.S. going on for decades, the DPRK chose to possess nuclear weapons and is holding fast to the strategic line of simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force.
With the emergence of the Trump administration, the U.S. has become all the more reckless in its attempts to completely obliterate the sovereignty and the rights to existence and development of the DPRK, and we were left with no other choice than redoubling our efforts to strengthen the state nuclear force.
The recent test of H-bomb for ICBM is part of our efforts to attain the final goal of completing the state nuclear force.
Now we are armed with the ultimate nuclear deterrence by which we can resolutely repel any aggression forces in any part of the world and reliably defend peace and security in the Korean peninsula and the region.
The U.S. is terribly mistaken if it thinks it can frighten or persuade the DPRK by talking about "all options" on the table and imposing the toughest sanctions and pressure upon the latter in every dimension of political, economic and military fields.
We will respond to the heinous sanctions and pressure of the U.S. with our own mode of counteroffensive and the U.S. shall be held totally responsible for all catastrophic consequences to follow.
The U.S. should not forget even for a moment about the presence of the DPRK, the full-fledged nuclear power in possession of ICBM as well as A-bomb and H-bomb. -0-
Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry Blames Australia for Joining U.S. in Aggravating Situation
Pyongyang, August 19 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on August 19 as regards the fact that the Australian government is joining the U.S. in aggravating the situation on the Korean peninsula and the region:
At a local radio interview on August 11, the Australian prime minister made reckless remarks that the allies including Australia were together with the U.S. and that ANZUS stood for the mutual defense between the U.S and Australia, should either one of them come under attack, and Australia would back the U.S. in time of emergency.
Meanwhile, the defense minister and the military brass hat of Australia officially announced that the Australian troops would participate in "Ulji Freedom Guardian" joint military exercises.
Trump faced a hail of criticism from numerous political and social figures of the U.S. including the Congress for revealing his war hysteria by making belligerent remarks such as "fire and fury", and the countries which are supposedly the U.S allies are trying to avoid getting involved in the aggressive maneuvers of the U.S.
Not long after the Australian prime minister had stated that they would join in the aggressive moves of the U.S., even referring to ANZUS which exists in name only, the Australian military announced that they would dispatch their troops to the aggressive nuclear exercises of the U.S. This is a suicidal act of inviting disaster as it is an illustration of political immaturity unaware of the seriousness of the current situation.
Great irony is that the Australian premier, who had once condemned the military option for confrontation of Trump that it will have destructive consequences, made U turn in his stand at the admonition of the U.S, taking no account of Australia's own interests.
Australia followed the U.S. to the Korean War, the Vietnamese War and the "war on terrorism", but heavy loss of lives and assets were all that it got in return.
The Australian government had better devote time and energy to maintaining peace of its own country, instead of forgetting the lessons learned in the past and joining the U.S. in the moves for nuclear war.
Countries like Australia that join the military adventure against the DPRK, blindly following the U.S., will never avoid the counter-measures of justice by the DPRK. -0-
DPRK FM Spokesman Denounces U.S. Reckless Moves
Pyongyang, August 3 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on August 3 as regards the fact that the U.S. is escalating its military threat to the DPRK by deploying strategic nuclear assets in the Korean peninsula:
Recently, the U.S. is continuously deploying a huge amount of its latest strategic assets in the Korean peninsula in a bid to resort to military adventure, calling for military response to the DPRK's successful second test-launch of ICBM Hwasong-14.
The U.S. carried out a joint missile launching drill together with south Korea targeting the DPRK and dispatched two of its B-1B strategic bombers into the air above the Korean peninsula to conduct aerial bombardment drill for ten hours. It also waged a drill simulating the interception of the DPRK's ballistic missile while finalizing in haste the decision on the deployment of additional THAAD launchers in south Korea.
No sooner had the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Pacific Command chief admiral of the U.S. held a consultation with their south Korean counterparts about the so-called military response than the U.S. openly stated that it will concentrate its latest strategic assets on the vicinity of the Korean peninsula in an explicit manifestation of its intention to carry out an armed attack on the DPRK.
The second test-launch of ICBM Hwasong-14 by the DPRK was meant to send a stern warning to the U.S. going reckless and making senseless remarks about threatening the DPRK with military pressure and extreme sanctions.
Unfortunately, the U.S. still thinks that its military bluff would work, and it seems like the U.S. has not yet realized that its opponent is a mighty nuclear power which is capable of smashing the U.S., an aggressor state, into smithereens.
Any form of military threat or blackmail by the U.S. can never scare the DPRK and, on the contrary, it will only redouble the resolve of the Korean army and people to annihilate the enemy.
If the U.S. is stupid enough to shove its stinky face on this land again and keep brandishing its nuclear club despite our repeated warnings, the DPRK will teach the U.S. some manners with the strategic nuclear force that it had so far shown to the world. -0-