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Everyone Should Turn out for Implementation of Panmunjom Declaration

Pyongyang, August 29 (KCNA) -- The thorough implementation of the historic Panmunjom declaration is the unanimous desire and firm will of the Korean nation.
In line with this common desire and will, practical measures for implementing the declaration have been taken to yield fruit in relations between the north and the south of Korea.

Multi-lateral dialogue, negotiations, visits and contacts have been made. Basketball games for reunification and football games of workers for reunification were held in Pyongyang and Seoul and there were the reunions of families and relatives, who had remained separated for decades amidst pain of division, on the occasion of August 15.

The north and the south jointly take part in international games including the 18th Asian Games, demonstrating the resourcefulness, talents and united might of the nation.
All these are a clear manifestation of the validity and vitality of the Panmunjom declaration.

The reality proves that the Panmunjom declaration is the most realistic and rational programme for independent reunification and that the rosy future of the nation lies in its implementation.
The positive atmosphere of four months after the adoption of the April 27 declaration is clearly a favorable trend promoting the improvement of the north-south ties but it is just the first step.

There are still fundamental issues whose solution brooks no further delay, such as the comprehensive and landmark improvement and development of the north-south relations, relaxation of military tension, removal of the danger of a war, termination of the instable armistice state and establishment of stable peace mechanism on the Korean peninsula.

The north and the south should trust and take care of each other and make joint efforts to ensure the prompt implementation of the Panmunjom declaration reflecting the unanimous desire of the entire Korean nation.
No matter how the surrounding environment and situation may change, we have to firmly maintain the principle of national independence and open up the epochal phase for the improvement and development of the north-south ties.

There still lie difficulties and hurdles in the way of implementing the Panmunjom declaration.
Such a precedent in which the historic June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration failed to make epochal development and advancement due to the hostile forces' moves despite their adoption should not be repeated.

Recently south Koreans from all walks of life call for the withdrawal of the hostile policy toward the DPRK, adoption of the declaration on the end of war and conclusion of peace accord, contending that they would take the Panmunjom declaration as a "law of independent reunification, peace and prosperity" and that the improvement of the south-north relations is an urgent issue which brooks no further delay while pledging to take the lead in the implementation of the declaration if the "government" is unsure about its willingness for implementation due to the surrounding situation.

Whoever is a member of the Korean nation should turn out as one in implementing the declaration, being aware of the mission and obligation before the nation to end the history of division and confrontation and open up a new era of peace and reunification. -0-


Tok Island Belongs to Korea Forever: Spokesman for History Society of DPRK

Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- Shortly ago, the Japanese authorities made public the measure for implementing the teaching manuals to the effect that Tok Island is "part of Japan" for senior high schools to be applied from 2019.
The already-adopted teaching manuals say that Tok Island is "pertaining to Japan" and it is "illegally occupied".
According to this, senior high schools of Japan are to begin from 2019 the education that Tok Island marked as "Takeshima" is "part of Japan".

What is more serious is that the teaching manuals serve as the teaching guideline of the government which has a legal binding power and is surely to be reflected in the teaching program as a reference book for teaching.
A spokesman for the History Society of the DPRK said in the statement on Thursday that Japan's claim to "dominium over Tok Island" was a shameless distortion of history and a gangster-like move to grab the territory.

The statement went on:
Tok Island is pertaining to Korea as the Korean people have reclaimed and possessed one thousand and hundreds of years ago and all successive feudal governments of Japan have repeatedly recognized Korea's dominium over Tok Island.
As for the "admission of Tok Island into Shimane Prefecture" in 1905 which Japan insisted as the ground for the claim to "dominium over Tok Island", it was an illegal occupation of the territory as it is a criminal product of the Japanese imperialists' policy for occupying Korea.

Japan's claim to "dominium over Tok Island" is, in the final analysis, a move to revive militarism to legalize and justify the Japanese imperialists' occupation of the territory and an unpardonable move against history.

Historians of the DPRK warn Japan, the sworn enemy, against resorting to shameless move to grab territory, refusing to make an apology and reparation for the past colonial crimes and strongly demand that Japan immediately roll back a wrong decision to instill distorted history and militarism into new generations to come. -0-


Anniversary of July 4 Joint Statement Observed

Pyongyang, July 4 (KCNA) -- Leading newspapers of the DPRK on Wednesday dedicate articles to the 46th anniversary of the publication of the July 4 Joint Statement.
They praise feats of President Kim Il Sung who put his heart and soul into the work to reunify the country, regarding it as his lifelong mission.

Rodong Sinmun says:
In impressive July Juche 61 (1972), the July 4 Joint Statement, whose keynote is the three principles of independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity, was made public under the energetic leadership of President Kim Il Sung.
It was a great national historic event that dispelled the dark clouds of division and confrontation and gave all the fellow countrymen optimism and hope for national reunification.

Thanks to the rare wisdom and indefatigable efforts of the President, the three principles of national reunification were advanced. They were a treasured sword helping the Korean nation settle the issue of national reunification by itself in conformity with its demand and basic interests and a sure guarantee for pressing ahead with the national reunification movement along the orbit of independence in any storms and stress.

The President made sure that the three principles were abided by thoroughly despite the manifold hardships in the struggle for national reunification. And he set forth realistic reunification policies based on the principles and united all the fellow countrymen firmly under the banner of independent reunification and great national unity.

It is the greatest feats for the country and nation that he put forward a proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo and the 10-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country, thus laying a firm foundation for the accomplishment of the cause of national reunification.

Minju Joson also says the adoption of the July 4 Joint Statement was a great victory of the independent and peaceful reunification policy set forth by the President and an epoch-making event that provided a basic cornerstone of inter-Korean ties and the national reunification movement. -0-


Historic First DPRK-U.S. Summit Meeting and Talks Held

Pyongyang, June 13 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, held the summit meeting and talks with Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, at Sentosa Island of Singapore on June 12, 2018 for the first time in the histories of the two countries.

Thanks to the fixed decision and will of the top leaders of the two countries to put an end to the extreme hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S., which lingered for the longest period on the earth on terms of acute confrontation and to open up a new future for the sake of the interests of the peoples of the two countries and global peace and security, the first DPRK-U.S. summit is to be held.

Singapore, the country of the epoch-making meeting much awaited by the whole world, was awash with thousands of domestic and foreign journalists and a large crowd of masses to see this day's moment which will remain long in history.

Kim Jong Un left his lodging quarters at 8:10 a.m. local time and arrived at Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island of Singapore, the venue of the talks.
Seen standing at the lobby of the venue of the talks where the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. will have the first meeting were the flags of the DPRK and the U.S.

At 9:00 a.m. local time the respected Supreme Leader of the party, state and army of the DPRK Kim Jong Un met and shook hands with U.S. President Donald J. Trump for the first time.
The top leaders of the two countries came to take their first step toward reconciliation for the first time in the 70 odd years-long history of standoff and antagonism since the division of the Korean Peninsula, and to stand face to face at the venue of dialogue.

Chairman Kim Jong Un had a souvenir photo taken with President Trump. The two top leaders went to the conference room, having a familiar talk.

Tete-a-tete talks were held between the two top leaders.
Noting that it was not easy to get to where they were,
Kim Jong Un made the meaningful words there was a past that gripped their ankles and prejudice and wrong practice covered their eyes and ears, but they overcame all that to come to this place and stand at a new starting point.

The two top leaders had a candid exchange of views on the practical issues of weighty significance in putting an end to the decades-long hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S. and making peace and stability settle on the Korean Peninsula.

Then followed extended talks.
Present there from the DPRK side were Kim Yong Chol and Ri Su Yong, vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the WPK, and Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho.
Present there from the U.S. side were Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, United States National Security Advisor John Bolton and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

There was a comprehensive and in-depth discussion over the issues of establishing new DPRK-U.S. relations and building a permanent and durable peace mechanism on the Korean peninsula at the talks.
Noting that he is pleased to sit face-to-face with President Trump and the U.S. side's delegation, Chairman Kim Jong Un highly praised the president's will and enthusiasm to resolve matters in a realistic way through dialogue and negotiations, away from the hostility-woven past.

Expressing belief that the summit talks would lead to improvement of the DPRK-U.S. relations, President Trump appreciated that an atmosphere of peace and stability was created on the Korean Peninsula and in the region, although distressed with the extreme danger of armed clash only a few months ago, thanks to the proactive peace-loving measures taken by the respected Supreme Leader from the outset of this year.

Noting that many problems occurred due to deep-rooted distrust and hostility existing between the two countries,
Kim Jong Un said in order to achieve peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and realize its denuclearization, the two countries should commit themselves to refraining from antagonizing each other out of mutual understanding, and take legal and institutional steps to guarantee it.
He also underlined the need for the DPRK and the U.S. to take practical measures actively to carry out the issues discussed at the talks and the joint statement at an early date.

Kim Jong Un made an immediate agreement on Trump's proposal for recovering the remains of American soldiers and repatriating those already identified and gave an instruction to take a measure for settling it as early as possible.

Noting that the building of lasting and durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean Peninsula is of weighty significance in ensuring peace and security in the region and the rest of the world, he said that it is urgent to make bold decision on halting irritating and hostile military actions against each other.

Expressing his understanding of it, Trump expressed his intention to halt the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises, which the DPRK side regards as provocation, over a period of good-will dialogue between the DPRK and the U.S., offer security guarantees to the DPRK and lift sanctions against it along with advance in improving the mutual relationship through dialogue and negotiation.

Kim Jong Un clarified the stand that if the U.S. side takes genuine measures for building trust in order to improve the DPRK-U.S. relationship, the DPRK, too, can continue to take additional good-will measures of next stage commensurate with them.
Kim Jong Un and Trump had the shared recognition to the effect that it is important to abide by the principle of step-by-step and simultaneous action in achieving peace, stability and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

That day, a luncheon was given in honor of the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. and participants in the talks.
Exchanged at the luncheon were views on further animating communication, contact and visit between both sides to cement the achievements made at the DPRK-U.S. talks and remarkably develop the DPRK-U.S. relations.

After the luncheon, the top leaders had a walk, deepening friendly feelings.
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, and Donald J. Trump, president of the USA, signed a joint statement of the historic Singapore summit talks.

Kim Jong Un said that today both sides came to sign the historic joint statement heralding a new start, passing the past over, stating that the world would witness an important change.
Kim Jong Un had a meaningful photo session with Trump to commemorate the signing of the historic document and bid him farewell.

Chairman Kim Jong Un and President Trump expressed expectation and belief that the two countries which have lived in the quagmire of hostility, distrust and hatred would pass the unhappy past over and dynamically advance toward an excellent and proud future beneficial to each other and another new era, the era of the DPRK-U.S. cooperation would open up.

Kim Jong Un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang at a convenient time and Trump invited Kim Jong Un to visit the U.S.
The two top leaders gladly accepted each other's invitation, convinced that it would serve as another important occasion for improved DPRK-U.S. relations.

The DPRK-U.S. summit talks held in Singapore with success amid enthusiastic support and welcome of the whole world come to be a great event of weighty significance in further promoting the historic trend toward reconciliation and peace, stability and prosperity being created in the Korean Peninsula and the region and in making a radical switchover in the most hostile DPRK-U.S. relations, as required by the developing times. -0-


U.S. Is to Blame for Escalation of Tension on Korean Peninsula

Pyongyang, May 25 (KCNA) -- A researcher of the Disarmament and Peace Institute of the DPRK Foreign Ministry made public a commentary titled "Who Is to Blame for Escalation of Tensions on Korean Peninsula" on Friday.
He in the commentary denounced the U.S. for having staged the madcap 2018 Max Thunder joint air combat drills to be the largest against the DPRK from May 11 through 25 and thus ruptured the north-south high-level talks.

Branding the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises as an open challenge to the Panmunjom declaration the north and the south of Korea agreed and made public to the world, the commentary said:
Clear is the ultimate purpose sought by the U.S. in continuously holding joint military exercises going against the atmosphere of d?tente created on the Korean peninsula.
That is to further spur the formation of the U.S.-Japan-south Korea triangular military alliance and maintain a military edge in Asia-Pacific.

This is clearly evidenced by the involvement of B-52 strategic bombers in the 2018 Max Thunder and the original plan to hold it as the U.S.-Japan-south Korea combined air drill involving fighters of Japan and south Korea.
Last year there were a total of four U.S.-Japan-south Korea missile warning drills under the manipulation of the U.S., an indication that the U.S. has long tried to inveigle Japan into the U.S.-south Korea joint military drill to have Japan form military nexus with south Korea.

All facts clearly prove once again that the joint military exercises which the U.S. holds in the Korean peninsula are the root cause of the escalation of tension in the region and that they have something to do with the U.S. Asia domination strategy.

The international community is required to see with awakened eyes that the U.S. and south Korean warlike forces have escalated the situation through military provocations like the joint military exercises whenever important agreements were reached between the north and the south, and to see who really stems the trend toward peace and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula.

As long as the U.S. and south Korea continue to hold joint military exercises, the sky over the Korean peninsula will not be clear even a single day and it would be hard to guarantee the present trend toward d?tente and the peace and stability in the region. -0-


Press Release of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea issued a following press release on Saturday:

In accordance with the decision of the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the Nuclear Weapon Institute and other concerned institutions are taking technical measures for dismantling the northern nuclear test ground of the DPRK in order to ensure transparency of discontinuance of the nuclear test.

A ceremony for dismantling the nuclear test ground is now scheduled between May 23 and 25, depending on weather condition.
Dismantlement of the nuclear test ground will be done in the following sequence-making all tunnels of the test ground collapse by explosion; completely blocking entries; removing all observation facilities, research institutes and structures of guard units on the ground.

In parallel with dismantlement of the nuclear test ground, guards and researchers will be withdrawn and the surrounding area of the test ground be completely closed.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK is authorized, in this regard, to release the following decisions.

First, it has intention to allow not only the local press but also journalists of other countries to conduct on-the-spot coverage in order to show in a transparent manner the dismantlement of the northern nuclear test ground to be carried out in accordance with the decision of the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
In due consideration of small space of the test ground, journalists from other countries will be confined to those from China, Russia, United States, United Kingdom and south Korea.

Second, the following steps will be taken for providing convenience of visit and coverage to international journalists.

1) All international journalists will be provided with charter flight from Beijing to Wonsan, and other related steps such as opening territorial air space will be taken.
2) Special accommodation will be arranged in Wonsan for stay of the international journalists, and press center be set up for their use.
3) Special charter train will be arranged from Wonsan to the northern nuclear test ground for the international journalists.
4) In consideration of the fact that the test ground is located in the uninhabited deep mountain area, the international journalists will be accommodated in the special charter train and be provided with appropriate conveniences.
5) Necessary conditions and cooperation will be provided to the international journalists so that they can transmit at the press center about dismantlement of the test ground which they have covered on the spot.

The DPRK will, also in the future, promote close contacts and dialogue with the neighboring countries and the international society so as to safeguard peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and over the globe. -0-


Great Leaders' Exploits for Great National Unity Introduced by CPRC

Pyongyang, April 5 (KCNA) -- The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK issued a memorandum Thursday to convey the peerlessly great men's exploits for great national unity on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the publication of President Kim Il Sung's work "10-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country".

The memorandum said Kim Il Sung is a peerless patriot who set forth his original idea of great national unity and consistently applied it in the whole period of his revolutionary leadership and thus provided the powerful driving force of national reunification.
He found the essential way for settling national issues in the great national unity from the firm Juche-oriented view and made great efforts to realize the country's reunification by the united efforts of the nation, it noted.

Since the first day of national division by outsiders, he regarded the great national unity as the mainstay for national reunification and worked heart and soul to get all the compatriots united under the banner of patriotism, it pointed out.
It said that with his boundlessly broad magnanimity, he warmly treated and put forward those who hoped for national reunification on the road of reunification and patriotism without questioning their political view, ism and inglorious past.

It noted that leader Kim Jong Il is the peerlessly great sage who successfully embodied Kim Il Sung's idea of great national unity.
It stressed that he perfectly acquired Kim Il Sung's idea of great national unity at the noblest level and further developed it in depth as required by the new times.
It said that he advanced more dynamically the cause of great national unity true to Kim Il Sung's intention and behests.

It noted that he ushered in a fresh phase of great national unity with his far-sighted plan for national reunification, boundlessly broad magnanimity and warm fraternity.
It pointed out that the cause of national reunification associated with the careers of the great leaders has greeted a fresh turning phase under the outstanding and tested guidance of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who is another prominent great man and peerless patriot.

It said Kim Jong Un is the great lodestar of national reunification who is ushering in a fresh era of independent reunification by invariably maintaining and carrying forward the great leaders' idea and line of great national unity.
It noted that he clarified realistic methods for preventing mistrust and confrontation between the north and the south daily-escalating due to vicious anti-DPRK moves of anti-reunification forces at home and abroad, creating the climate of reconciliation and unity and ushering in a fresh heyday of national reunification, and energetically steered the campaign for realizing it.

It stated Kim Jong Un who possessed the great leaders' noble love for the nation and great virtues warmly treated south Korean personages and overseas compatriots and led them to the road of great national unity.
It stressed that he is making a radical turn in the inter-Korean relations with his noble intention of great national unity and bold decision.
Indeed, the rosy future of great national unity and national reunification lies in holding Kim Jong Un's patriotic idea and intention, it added. -0-


DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman on DPRK-U.S. Dialogue

Pyongyang, March 3 (KCNA) -- The spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on March 3 as regards the attitude of the United States taken after we have stated our intention for DPRK-U.S. dialogue:
Recently, with regard to the DPRK-U.S. dialogue, the U.S. is taking preposterous action by continuing to trumpet an insistence that it will not have dialogue unless a right condition is met and that it will keep watching if we have intention to abandon nuclear weapons and missiles and so on.

The U.S., that was terrified at the rapid development of our nuclear force and has continued to knock the door of dialogue, now feigns an indifference and advances this or that precondition. Not being content with it, it insists that it will have dialogue only for making the DPRK abandon nuclear weapons and persist in "maximum pressure" until complete denuclearization is realized. This is really more than ridiculous.

Thanks to our noble love for the nation and great determination to terminate confrontation with fellow countrymen and achieve peace on the Korean peninsula, the north and the south together have ensured successful holding of Phyongchang Winter Olympics and are now opening a new chapter of reconciliation and cooperation.

Out of the desire of our nation and international society aspiring after peace, we have clarified our position that a dialogue with the U.S. will be possible. It is the consistent and principled position of the DPRK to resolve issues in a diplomatic and peaceful way through dialogue and negotiation.

The dialogue we desire is the one designed to discuss and resolve the issues of mutual concern on an equal footing between states.
In decades-long history of the DPRK-U.S. talks, there had been no case at all where we sat with the U.S. on any precondition, and this will be the case in future, too.

The U.S. attitude shown after we clarified our intention for DPRK-U.S. dialogue compels us to only think that the U.S. is not interested in resuming the DPRK-U.S. dialogue.
We have intention to resolve issues in a diplomatic and peaceful way through dialogue and negotiation, but we will neither beg for dialogue nor evade the military option claimed by the U.S.

We have full capability and will to confront any option favored by the U.S.
Whether peace desired by our nation and the rest of the world settles on the Korean peninsula or a situation that no one desires is developed in the vicious cycle of confrontation depends entirely on the attitude of the U.S. The U.S. should not misjudge our intention for dialogue. -0-


U.S. "2018 Nuclear Posture Review" Blasted

Pyongyang, February 10 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee in a statement on Saturday said that the U.S. has come under fire worldwide for its "2018 Nuclear Posture Review" (NPR) as it poses a serious threat to the peace of the Korean Peninsula and the world and deals with an extremely dangerous nuclear attempt which will result in a new cold war.

The statement said: The NPR stipulates that since the DPRK as well as China, Russia and Iran pose a "serious threat" to the U.S. and its allies, the U.S. will start updating the strategic nuclear weapons and developing the "low intensity smaller nuclear weapons" to cope with the "threat" and that it will use nukes to counter the non-nuclear weapons attack on the U.S. and its allies as well as nuclear attack on them.
In particular, describing the DPRK's self-defensive nuclear deterrent as a "threat" to the world peace, the U.S. virtually legalized the updating of nukes and the preemptive nuclear strike at the DPRK.

The U.S. let out a stream of provocative outbursts that it would never pardon the DPRK's nuclear attack on the U.S. and its allied nations, the DPRK would never exist after using nukes and any attack by the latter would lead to the "end of the regime".
It indicates that the reckless nuclear hysteria of the Trump group has reached an extreme phase as it has been hell-bent on stifling the DPRK by force of arms by misrepresenting its just access to nuclear weapons to cope with the nuclear threat of aggression from the U.S. This is another intolerable provocation to the DPRK.

The NPR is a war declaration of the rogue state as it is a criminal war document making the preemptive nuclear strike at the DPRK a fait accompli and means to dare make a preemptive nuclear strike at the world including the Korean Peninsula and unleash a nuclear war.
The gangster-like U.S. is pulling up the DPRK over "nuclear threat" and "denuclearization" while threatening to use nukes as conventional weapons though it has possessed the largest number of nukes in the world. It is the height of impudence and action that a guilty party files the suit first.

The reality eloquently shows it was a wise option that the DPRK accomplished the historic great cause of completing its state nuclear forces true to the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts to cope with the increasing nuclear threat from the U.S.
The U.S. would be well advised not to run amuck, well aware that it will meet its miserable doom while recklessly brandishing its nuclear stick of tyranny, obsessed with the anachronistic design for world hegemony. -0-


Japanese Reactionaries Hit for Hindering Inter-Korean Relations

Pyongyang, January 26 (KCNA) -- Thae Chol of the Japan-Korea Interchange Association Friday issued a commentary to condemn the Japanese reactionaries for hindering the inter-Korean dialogue and the warming situation on the Korean Peninsula.
Prime Minister Abe, chief Cabinet secretary, foreign minister, defense minister and other heavyweights of the Japanese political circle reeled off the following vituperations:

"It would be a significant dialogue only when north Korea conducts concrete act of complete, verifiable and irretrievable nuclear dismantlement." "We hope that it would be a dialogue for conveying a strong message to north Korea." "The existing policy of pressurizing north Korea based on the international cooperation should be invariably pushed forward irrespective of the north-south dialogue."

Meanwhile, Japanese media have asserted that "south Korea is at the north's back and call after putting the pressure against the north on the shelf, it should not play in the hands of the north and south Korean people are growing increasingly discontent", in a bid to drive a wedge between the north and the south of Korea.

Japan has no qualification and right to meddle in the affairs of the Korean nation, and no one will lend his or her ear to the allegations, the commentary says, and goes on:
Nevertheless, Japan openly and secretly tries to lay hurdle in the way of the inter-Korean dialogue and the warming situation on the Korean Peninsula.
The reason is that the Abe group thinks that its political fate hinges on the inter-Korean relations and the change of the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Historically, cunning Japan has drawn big benefits from the division of the Korean nation and war. So, it thinks that it will lose biggest ones when the north and south of Korea take each other's hand.
The Japanese reactionaries should admit that they are in a poor position. They should stop acting rashly, aware of the consequences to be entailed by their foolish acts.
If Japan runs amuck defying our warning, the Korean people will surely force Japan to pay a very high price for its crimes with their strong fists. -0-


U.S. Ruling Quarters' Frantic Moves against Korean Nation under Fire

Pyongyang, January 14 (KCNA) -- Choe Kang Chol, a researcher of the Institute of International Studies of Korea, issued an article on Sunday to denounce the U.S. ruling quarters' vicious scheme to spoil the significant event of the Korean nation:

It was at a dazzling speed that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has emerged a strategic state acknowledged by the world with the accomplishment of the great historic cause of completing the national nuclear force. The new policy for improved north-south relations, announced on the New Year's Day in this country, turned the swirling trend of the situation toward the direction of detente, peace and improvement of ties.

Thanks to the initiative proposal and active measures taken by the DPRK, successful north-south high-level talks were held at Panmunjom to delight all Koreans and this opened up the first breakthrough toward the improvement of the ties.
But the present ruling quarters in the U.S. are behaving mischievous, following with uneasiness the progress made in the spirit of By Our Nation Itself.

When the historic New Year Address was made public in the DPRK, there heard from the U.S. political circle such rubbish as "tactic of opening to the south and shutting out the U.S.", "act of driving a wedge" between the south Korea and the U.S. and such remarks that north Korea can again opt for additional missile "provocation" at the end of Olympics.

Before the north-south high-level talks, the U.S. called them a trick to divide Seoul and Washington and weaken sanctions and pressure. It even began to spread the story that talks that can weaken the U.S.-led sanctions and pressure on the DPRK should never be allowed and that the improvement of the north-south relations is inseparable from the solution of the "north's nuclear issue" and, therefore, it can never be advanced separately, which came as a threat to the south Korean authorities.

As the DPRK's big magnanimity and good favor resulted in successful north-south high-level talks far beyond expectation, the U.S. authorities including Trump, hiding their upset mind, made a U-turn in their stand to describe them as the direct result of the unprecedented pressure on the DPRK put by the U.S., a daring act of attributing the result common to the north and the south to its "merit".

It is the bad habit of the U.S. to deliberately strain the situation on the Korean peninsula and check the improvement of the north-south ties while intervening in the internal issue of the Korean nation and instructing others to do this or that.

By nature, the U.S. dislikes to see the situation on the Korean Peninsula defused and the peaceful atmosphere created in Asia-Pacific.
What is all the more dangerous is that the U.S. military actions are pursuant to the lunatic president's ignorance and frenzy, not prompted by any political demand and reasonable judgment.

The U.S. should be deliberate.
The U.S. styling itself the "super power" is being taken to the cliff of destruction led by the lunatic president whose thinking faculty is at the level of preschooler and who has the symptom of dementia.
The warmongers may storm us if they have certainty of handling the responsibility. This is the pluck of the DPRK, the world-level nuclear power and rocket power.

The article stressed that the U.S. nuclear carriers are just good prey for the Hwasong artillerymen of the DPRK who have already put Guam and even the U.S. mainland in their striking range. -0-


Statement of DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman

Pyongyang, December 24 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK on Sunday issued the following statement:

The United States, completely terrified at our accomplishment of the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, is getting more and more frenzied in the moves to impose the harshest-ever sanctions and pressure on our country.

On December 23, the U.S., while denouncing our successful test launch of ICBM Hwasong-15, cooked up once again the UN Security Council "sanctions resolution" 2397 which is tantamount to complete economic blockade of the DPRK.

We define this "sanctions resolution" rigged up by the U.S. and its followers as a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of our Republic, as an act of war violating peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the region and categorically reject the "resolution".

The reason we have achieved the great cause of completing the state nuclear force, overcoming all kinds of hardships and weathering through manifold difficulties is to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country, ensure the peaceful life of the people and reliably guarantee peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the world against the nuclear blackmail policy and nuclear threats of the U.S imperialists.

As we have stated several times, our nuclear weapons are self-defensive deterrence that does not contradict any international law since we have developed and completed them in a fair and legitimate way outside of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in order to put an end to the hostile policy and nuclear threats and blackmail of the U.S.

It is a philosophical truth we have found through the past showdown with the U.S. that strengthening the powerful nuclear deterrence in every way is the only way to frustrate the moves of the U.S. who makes it its daily business to carry on military threats and blackmail in every region to realize its preposterous dream of hegemony over the world, advocating the "America First Policy" based on force.

There is no more fatal blunder than the miscalculation that the U.S. and its followers could check by already worn-out "sanctions" the victorious advance of our people who have brilliantly accomplished the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, the cause of building a rocket power capable of coping with any nuclear war against the U.S.

The U.S. should not forget even a second the entity of the DPRK which rapidly emerged as a strategic state capable of posing a substantial nuclear threat to the U.S. mainland.
If the U.S. wishes to live safely, it must abandon its hostile policy towards the DPRK and learn to co-exist with the country that has nuclear weapons and should wake up from its pipe dream of our country giving up nuclear weapons which we have developed and completed through all kinds of hardships.

Those countries that raised their hands in favor of this "sanctions resolution" shall be held completely responsible for all the consequences to be caused by the "resolution" and we will make sure for ever and ever that they pay heavy price for what they have done.

Whatever difficulties and challenges lie ahead of our road of advance, we neither feel disappointed nor are afraid of them but are optimistic about brighter future, and no force in the world can break our people's indomitable spirit.
We will further consolidate our self-defensive nuclear deterrence aimed at fundamentally eradicating the U.S. nuclear threats, blackmail and hostile moves by establishing the practical balance of force with the U.S.

No matter how crazy the U.S. and the hostile forces become in their maneuvers against our country, our Republic that advances with the great power of the invincible single-minded unity around the great leader, the strongest military force and the self-reliance and self-development will always shine as the powerful country and the fortress of independence in politics, self-support in the economy and self-reliance in defense. -0-


Foreign Ministry Spokesman Warns U.S. and Its Followers against Sea Blockade on DPRK

Pyongyang, December 14 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on Thursday as regards the fact that the U.S. is now talking about a naval blockade against the DPRK:

The gang of Trump, being terrified by our accomplishment of the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, is driving the situation on the Korean peninsula more and more close to the brink of war, acting recklessly without any sense of reason.

Recently, speaking at a gathering in Florida, Trump cried out for the harshest sanctions on our country. Soon after his remarks, Haley, U.S. permanent representative to the UN who is scorned by the world as an evil woman, dared to wag her tongue about further tightening the sanctions against north Korea and utterly destroying it without realizing the meaning of words coming out of her mouth.

Besides, high-ranking officials of the U.S. administration like Tillerson, U.S. secretary of State, and McMaster, national security advisor at the White House, are crying out for sea blockade against our country.

The U.S. is trying to arrange a ministerial-level meeting at the United Nations Security Council on the 15th to cook up another extremely harsh "sanctions resolution" against the DPRK such as enforcing the naval blockade under the excuse of "non-proliferation".

The naval blockade the gang of Trump is trying to pursue is something that was already tried and ended in vain during the collective sanctions campaign against us undertaken by the Bush administration under the signboard of "Proliferation Security Initiative" in the early 2000s.
A naval blockade is an act of wanton violation of the sovereignty and dignity of an independent state and an act of war of aggression which cannot be tolerated.

The gang of Trump is taking extremely dangerous and big step towards the nuclear war by recklessly seeking the naval blockade against our country, neglecting the strategic prestige of our country that has achieved the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force.
Should the U.S. and its followers try to enforce the naval blockade against our country, we will see it as an act of war and respond with merciless self-defensive counter-measures as we have warned repeatedly.

The international society should increase its vigilance on the reckless moves of the U.S. trying to ignite a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula, and if the UNSC does not wish to see the Korean peninsula and the whole world plunging into a nuclear war, it should act properly in accordance with its original mission which is to preserve peace and security of the world. -0-


Statement by Director of Press of Institution for American Studies of DPRK Foreign Ministry

Pyongyang, November 28 (KCNA) -- Jo Chol Su, director of Press of the Institution for American Studies of the DPRK Foreign Ministry, issued the following statement on Tuesday:

Recently, some policy research institutions and media of the U.S. and other Western countries publicized the so called "merciless nuclear attack plan" of the DPRK and claimed that the DPRK is planning random and indiscriminate attacks on the U.S. and Asian countries drawing no distinction between military and civilian targets.

On the other hand, they are prompting the baseless speculation that the DPRK seeks a nuclear attack on south Korea during the Pyongchang Winter Olympic Games and that the DPRK might go for another "ultra high level provocation" by conducting a ballistic missile test launch on the occasion of Christmas.

They claim that these projections are based on their study and analysis of the reports by the DPRK's media, however these are nothing but slanders to "demonize" the DPRK by twisting the meaning of our tough stand and absurd paradox worked out by the laymen who lack elementary understanding of the purpose of the DPRK's nuclear deterrence.

It is none other than the U.S. that is hatching plots to launch preemptive nuclear strike on sovereign countries after adding them to the list of targets for its nuclear preemptive strike, and the American politicians are the very ones who call for the military option and preemptive strikes against sovereign states time and again without the slightest hesitation.

The U.S. deployed massive amount of its nuclear assets into the Korean peninsula and ceaselessly carries out joint military exercises under various names. Current situation evidently shows that it is only a matter of time that a nuclear war breaks out on the peninsula due to Trump's war mania and that the choice made by the DPRK was absolutely right.

The attempts to defame the dignified image of the DPRK by spreading baseless allegations against it are further increasing our vigilance as they are happening at the time when Trump designated the DPRK as a "state sponsor of terrorism" after vowing to "totally destroy" it and the moves of the Trump administration to stifle the DPRK are reaching the extremes.

To make it clear once again, the DPRK's nuclear force which targets none other than the U.S. is the reliable deterrent to prevent a nuclear war and firmly defend peace on the Korean peninsula by thoroughly eradicating the half-a-century long unilateral nuclear blackmail and threat from the U.S.

We take this opportunity to issue a warning to the pseudo-intellectuals who are hurling vicious abuse at the DPRK in pursuance of the moves of the Trump administration and some of the Western media that are producing false reports based on absurd and groundless speculations.
If you are truly interested in the settlement of the nuclear issue and peace and security, you should properly understand the root cause of the nuclear issue based on your own principles and contribute to international justice by being true to the principle of objectivity and unbiasedness, the very life and mission of the media. -0-


Park Geun Hye and Her Cult Deserve Punishment: Spokesman for Council for Human Rights in S. Korea

Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- Traitor Park Geun Hye of south Korea jailed after being impeached, cursed by the candlelight demonstrators, is talking about "human rights abuses", only to be censured by the public.
In this regard, a spokesman for the DPRK Measure Council for Human Rights in South Korea released a statement on Thursday, which said:

Traitor Park let MH group, a legal advisory company, to submit a "report on human rights abuses" to the UN Human Rights Highest Representative's Office and offered it to CNN as coverage. The report contains such false information told by the traitor that she is hard to sleep with the light turned on overnight in a dirty and cold cell and is suffering from a chronic disease due to the lack of medical care.

What Park uttered is just a frontal challenge and insult to the candlelight demonstrators who resolutely punished her for her thrice-cursed acts of treachery.
The UN Office, which received the "report", replied that it is not the subject to be dealt with by it, and that only became a laughing stock of the public.

However, this clearly shows how desperately the traitor and her cult move to escape punishment.
If viper-like Park and her cult are allowed to go with impunity, the south Korean people are bound to meet more terrible disasters.
Only merciless punishment should be meted out to the shameless traitor and her cult, as intended by all Koreans. -0-


Korea-Europe Association Spokesman Blasts Remarks of UK Secretary of State for Defense

Pyongyang, October 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea-Europe Association made public the following press statement on Monday:
On September 29, at the welcoming ceremony for the NATO secretary general held in a British nuclear submarine base in Scotland, the British secretary of State for Defense uttered a reckless remark that the British government is working together with the U.S. administration to end the nuclear program of the DPRK while claiming that their nuclear deterrence protects the U.K. from north Korea and Russia.

His reckless remark is an unsound claim to find an impertinent fake excuse to justify their pursuit of nuclear weapons modernization.
Although the U.K. dispatched its soldiers to the Korean War siding with the U.S. in the last century, we have clarified on several occasions that we do not consider the U.K. as our enemy since our two countries established official state relations in the new century.

However, recently some British politicians are saying that the possibility of British involvement cannot be ruled out in case an armed conflict takes place on the Korean peninsula.

The DPRK is watching their moves carefully with due vigilance.
Moreover, the secretary of State for Defense pigheadedly branded the DPRK's nuclear deterrence as a threat to the U.K. and even dared to impugn the dignity of our supreme leadership. This is an act that can never be tolerated.

To remind them once more, the DPRK's measures to strengthen the nuclear force are, for all intents and purposes, an exercise of its right to self-defense to safeguard peace and security in the Korean peninsula and the region from the vicious anti-DPRK hostile policy and nuclear threat of the U.S. which aim at obliterating the DPRK's sovereignty and rights to existence and development and annihilating the DPRK itself.

Whoever it is, getting recklessly involved in the confrontation between the DPRK that possesses the powerful nuclear deterrence in practice and the U.S. is a foolish act tantamount to jumping into the fire with fuel.
The U.K. would better get rid of its forlorn hope of eliminating, in collaboration with the U.S., the nuclear deterrence of the DPRK that now possesses even H-bomb and ICBM and address the DPRK-related issues from a strategic perspective.

The secretary of State for Defense should contemplate his words and behavior, rather than persistently ignoring the cause of the evil and dancing to the tune of the U.S. -0-