U.S. Should Be Prudent under Present Acute Situation: Spokesman for KPA Strategic Force
Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) released the following statement on August 8:
Recently, the U.S. test-fired ICBM Minuteman-3 at its Vandenberg Air Force Base in California State targeting the DPRK, the fourth one this year, openly staged an actual nuclear strike drill targeting the strategic objects of the DPRK by mobilizing its nuclear strategic bombers formation stationed at its Anderson Air Force Base on Guam in the Pacific. It is driving the regional situation to an extreme pitch by bringing various kinds of nuclear strategic hardware before the very eyes of the DPRK. The Strategic Force of the KPA has taken special note of such maneuvers.
Such military maneuvers of the U.S. may provoke a dangerous conflict under the present extremely acute situation prevailing on the Korean peninsula.
Typically, the nuclear strategic bombers from Guam frequent the sky above south Korea to openly stage actual war drills and muscle-flexing in a bid to strike the strategic bases of the DPRK. This grave situation requires the KPA to closely watch Guam, the outpost and beachhead for invading the DPRK, and necessarily take practical actions of significance to neutralize it.
In the morning of August 8 the air pirates of Guam again appeared in the sky above south Korea to stage a mad-cap drill simulating an actual war.
Supreme Commander of the revolutionary forces of the DPRK Kim Jong Un, estimating the nature of the military action taken by the U.S. forces in the Asia-Pacific region, once recommended examination of a powerful and effective action plan for containing the U.S. imperialists' aggression hardware as the U.S. forces are resorting to inappropriate and reckless military actions in the sensitive area, while going on the rampage in the waters off the Korean peninsula and the Pacific waters.
The KPA Strategic Force is now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 in order to contain the U.S. major military bases on Guam including the Anderson Air Force Base in which the U.S. strategic bombers, which get on the nerves of the DPRK and threaten and blackmail it through their frequent visits to the sky above south Korea, are stationed and to send a serious warning signal to the U.S.
The plan is to be soon reported to the Supreme Command soon after going through full examination and completion and will be put into practice in a multi-concurrent and consecutive way any moment once Kim Jong Un, supreme commander of the nuclear force of the DPRK, makes a decision.
The execution of this plan will offer an occasion for the Yankees to be the first to experience the might of the strategic weapons of the DPRK closest.
Explicitly speaking again, the strategic weapons which the DPRK manufactured at the cost of blood and sweat, risking everything, are not a bargaining thing for getting acknowledgement from others and for bartering for anything, but they serve as substantial military means for resolutely countering the U.S. political and economic pressure and military threat as what has been observed now.
Will only the U.S. have option called "preventive war" as is claimed by it?
It is a daydream for the U.S. to think that its mainland is an invulnerable Heavenly kingdom.
The U.S. should clearly face up to the fact that the ballistic rockets of the Strategic Force of the KPA are now on constant standby, facing the Pacific Ocean and pay deep attention to their azimuth angle for launch.
It should make a proper option so as not to regret today in the future.
It should immediately stop its reckless military provocation against the state of the DPRK so that the latter would not be forced to make an unavoidable military choice. -0-
DPRK FM Spokesman Slams U.S. CIA Director's Remarks
Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave the following answer to question put by KCNA on July 25, over the fact that the director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) dared to talk about "removal of the supreme leadership" of the DPRK:
On July 20, the U.S. CIA Director Pompeo mentioned impertinently, at a security forum hosted by a civilian organization, about the "removal of the supreme leadership" of the DPRK, saying that what is most dangerous about the north Korean nuclear issue is the character who holds the control over the nuclear weapons and that the intelligence community and the Department of Defense are figuring out the way to separate the weapons from someone who might well have intent to use them.
Although his reckless remarks are just balderdash of a guy who has become so angrily desperate due to the ever-increasing nuclear strike capability of the DPRK, they have gone over the line, and it has now become clear that the ultimate aim of the Trump administration's hostile policy towards the DPRK is the "regime change" in the DPRK.
That the person who is supposed to be in charge of all foreign intelligence in the U.S., harbors an illusion that it could separate our army and people from our supreme leadership is an expression of his illiteracy about the DPRK and an explicit illustration of incompetence of the U.S. intelligence community.
The successive U.S. administrations could not but fail in the DPRK-U.S. confrontation. That is also attributable to the "merits" of such stupid intelligence community of the U.S.
Our army and people have never thought about their destiny and future separated from their supreme leadership.
The first and foremost mission of our revolutionary armed forces with the nuclear force as their backbone is to defend the leader at the cost of their lives.
The DPRK legally stipulates that if the supreme dignity of the DPRK is threatened, it must preemptively annihilate those countries and entities that are directly or indirectly involved in it, by mobilizing all kinds of strike means including the nuclear ones.
We will find out and smash all those who intend to do something against our supreme leadership, wherever they are. This is an immutable and indomitable will of the army and people of the DPRK.
We once again felt deep in our hearts from the reckless remarks of the CIA director how just it was that we have achieved the great historic cause of completing the nuclear force by overcoming all difficulties and trials.
Should the U.S. dare to show even the slightest sign of attempt to remove our supreme leadership, we will strike a merciless blow at the heart of the U.S. with our powerful nuclear hammer, honed and hardened over time.
The likes of Pompeo will bitterly experience the catastrophic and miserable consequences caused by having dared to shake their little fists at the supreme leadership, our eternal sun and everything of life for our nation. -0-
U.S. Troops in S. Korea Can Never Escape Strikes by KPA's Long-range Artillery: Panmunjom Mission
Pyongyang, July 14 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army (KPA) released a statement on Friday over the recent desperate and undisguised moves of the U.S. to provoke a nuclear war against the DPRK and perpetuate its forces' presence in south Korea.
The statement said: On Tuesday the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces, which moved the Command of their 8th Army present in south Korea to Humphrey Base in Phyongthaek of Kyonggi Province, invited bosses of the south Korean puppet government and military and even human scum including ultra-right conservatives to an "opening ceremony of the new building" of the Command.
The commander of the 8th Army in his "welcoming speech" praised the south Korean lackeys, terming the move an "event demonstrating the solid south Korea-U.S. alliance" and allowing journalists to look round the interior of the base.
As far as the transfer of the U.S. 8th Army Command to Phyongthaek is concerned, the U.S. has pushed ahead with it in collusion with the puppet regime since 2003 in order to move its aggressor forces bases in south Korea to the areas south of the River Han to get rid of the striking range of the KPA's long-range artillery strike.
Lurking behind it is the ulterior design of the U.S. to save its troops only, indifferent to the plight of the south Korean puppet army at stake.
The U.S. imperialists are busy hyping the transfer of their 8th Army Command, the shock brigade that will play a flagship role in igniting a war against the DPRK. This fully revealed the U.S. scenario to perpetuate its military presence in south Korea and stand in confrontation with the DPRK to the end in league with the south Korean puppet warmongers.
The U.S. regards the Korean peninsula as a vantage point of strategic importance where the strength of maritime forces and the strength of land forces are interchanging. It is the century-old Asia policy of the U.S. to occupy the whole peninsula with south Korea as its springboard and thus realize its wild ambition for dominating the world.
It is a tragedy of the U.S. that it is unaware of the tremendous might of the army of the DPRK.
The bases of the U.S. imperialist aggressors in south Korea, the primary targets of the KPA, can never escape the mercilessly annihilating strikes by its long-range artillery, no matter whether they are located in Phyongthaek or in Pusan.
The U.S. imperialist warmongers will never escape the miserable destruction if they persist in foolhardy military confrontation moves in south Korea despite the warnings of the KPA. -0-
U.S. Should Dissolve "UN Command": Spokesman for NPCK
Pyongyang, July 1 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea released a statement on Saturday on the lapse of 60 years since the U.S. brought the "UN Command" to Seoul.
The statement said:
The U.S., which ignited a war against the DPRK in June 1950, veiled the command of its forces in the Far East as "UN Command" and brought it to south Korea in July 1957 in a bid to internationalize the issue of the Korean peninsula and establish the Asia-version NATO. Since then, it U.S. has sought a wild ambition for carrying out its policy for occupying the whole Korean peninsula and its strategy for securing hegemony throughout the world.
The U.S. is resorting to the moves for intensifying the "UN Command." This is definitely aimed to ignite the second Korean war and stifle the DPRK by force of arms under the signboard of the UN.
Hypocrisy, fraud and deception are methods of existence peculiar to the imperialist hooligans. But the world witnessed no country like the U.S. which has abused the name of the UN for aggression and war century after century.
The U.S. and the pro-American elements of south Korea are working hard to preserve the "UN Command", a leftover of the Cold War and lever for aggression. It is just a blatant challenge to all Koreans aspiring after independence and setting store by peace and an unpardonable insult to the international community.
There is no justification for the "UN Command" to exist any longer. It should be dismantled in order to preserve peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in other parts of the Asia-Pacific and for the UN to save its face as an international body.
The U.S. should immediately dissolve the worn-out and illegal "UN Command" and withdraw all its aggression forces and lethal hardware from south Korea, as unanimously demanded by the Korean nation and the international community. -0-
S. Korean Conservative Media Slammed for Hurting Dignity of DPRK Supreme Leadership
Pyongyang, June 15 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Central Committee of the Journalists Union of Korea issued a statement Thursday to denounce the south Korean puppet conservative media for daring fault the Workers' Party of Korea's policy of loving the rising generations and the future.
The statement said: The conservative media of south Korea including KBS, MBN and Yonhap News branded the 8th Congress of the Korean Children's Union as a "demonstration event for maintaining social system" and even hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK.
The public broadcasting service KBS put forward experts and "defectors from the north" to talk about "the children on the market" and "limitations of instilling ideology", giving impression that there are some changes in the idea of the youths and children of the DPRK.
This clearly shows that confrontation hysteria of the conservative group and hack writers of south Korea, seeking to make even children scapegoats for its plot-breeding against the DPRK, has gone beyond the red line.
We have already clearly warned that the puppet conservative media and journalists will be made to pay a dear price for their distortion of reality and propaganda against the DPRK, the statement said, clarifying:
Firm and steadfast is our stand to inflict merciless punishment on those who hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK wherever they might be on the earth.
The puppet conservative media and the reptile writers who slandered the WPK's noble politics of loving the rising generations and the future, and those who organized and instigated such smear campaign will be made to suffer constant horror and uneasiness from this moment.
If the south Korean authorities are truly interested in improving the north-south relations, they should make an immediate investigation into the conservative media's hideous provocation against the DPRK and punish those responsible.
If this demand is turned down, we will regard the recent case as an act masterminded by the south Korean authorities and will force them to pay dearly for it.
Those who challenged the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership can never go scot-free. -0-
U.S. Imperialists' Reckless Military Provocation under Fire
Pyongyang, May 30 (KCNA) -- The gangster-like U.S. imperialists are making all the more desperate in their moves to ignite a nuclear war despite the repeated warnings of the DPRK.
On May 29, the U.S. imperialists committed a grave military provocation by letting a formation of infamous B-1B nuclear strategic bombers fly over south Korea once again to stage a nuclear bomb dropping drill.
The formation of B-1B took off Guam at the dawn of the day and flew over the 80kms of the east of Kangrung on the East Sea of Korea near the Military Demarcation Line. It frantically staged a joint drill making a precision strike against the DPRK's major objects together with pursuit and assault planes on nuclear aircraft carrier Carl Vinson which is conducting a joint naval drill with the puppet navy on the East Sea of Korea.
And air pirates of the U.S. imperialists waged a drill for getting familiar with order of joint action when flying over the Korean peninsula with fighters of the puppet air force.
Such military provocation of the U.S. imperialists is a dangerous reckless racket for bringing the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a war.
What should not be overlooked is that they staged the nuclear bomb dropping drill with nuclear strategic bombers involved once again, timed to coincide with the war drill against the DPRK with the Carl Vinson and Ronald Reagan nuclear aircraft carrier strike groups deployed on the East Sea of Korea.
The U.S. imperialists' ever-more reckless military provocation clearly proves that their talk about "dialogue" is nothing but hypocrisy to disarm the DPRK and their wild ambition to eliminate the DPRK with nukes remains unchanged even a bit.
Their nuclear war provocation redoubles the will of our army to revenge the warmongers hell-bent on a war against the DPRK.
The U.S. imperialist warmongers should not forget even a moment that their increasing danger of a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula would precipitate a disaster whereby the U.S. mainland turns into a scorched-earth. -0-
U.S. Is to Blame for Consequences of Anti-DPRK Sanctions- Chief of Law Institute
Pyongyang, May 15 (KCNA) -- The chief of the Law Institute of the DPRK Institute of International Studies released a statement on Monday over the fact that the Trump administration of the U.S. seeks to slap new sanctions on the DPRK, pursuant to its policy called "maximum pressure and engagement".
On May 4, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new anti-DPRK Sanctions Act, the keynote of which is to ratchet up sanctions on the DPRK to the maximum and impose sanctions on the foreign businesses, organizations and individuals that have business deals with it and employ its workers.
Meanwhile, the U.S. is seeking unprecedented sanctions, pressure and diplomatic blockade against the DPRK by pressurizing and blackmailing other countries and their businesses and individuals not to have normal diplomatic and economic and trade relations with the DPRK under the "sanctions resolution" of the UN Security Council.
The statement denounces this as an unethical crime violating all the principles of international law including the UN Charter as it seeks the most vicious aim of deteriorating the economy of the DPRK and the people's living under the pretext of "nuclear non-proliferation".
Such sanctions have not just begun today. It is a wanton violation of international law and an impudent mockery of the international community that the U.S. is persisting in the moves to justify sanctions against a sovereign state by its domestic law.
What is more serious is that the U.S. seeks to realize its world hegemonic ambition under the pretext of such sanctions, the statement points out, adding:
Those countries under naval threats and pressure from the U.S. to break ties with the DPRK and stop their economic and trade activities with it are largely at strategic rivalry with the U.S. or located at vantage points of geopolitical importance. Most of them have already been exposed to various forms of sanctions by the U.S.
The facts go to prove that the Trump administration is seeking to kill three birds with one stone: The U.S. scheme is to stifle the DPRK, a stumbling block in implementing its strategy for world hegemony, by citing the DPRK's exercise of independent rights as "threat" and "provocation" to global peace and security and to tame the countries disobedient to it and put the strategic bases under its control.
After all, the passage of the illegal Anti-DPRK Sanctions Act shows that such elementary principles and institutional mechanisms on international relations as respect for sovereignty, non-interference and peaceful settlement of a dispute have almost disappeared.
The present situation evidently proves that the U.S. has already gone beyond the pale in arrogance and shamelessness to gratify its hegemonic ambition and that it is impossible to expect any peace and stability in the earth when such rude action is allowed.
To remain vigilant against the U.S. sanctions and pressure on the DPRK and struggle against them is the way for defending the sovereignty of each country and ensuring global peace and security.
The U.S. should not test the DPRK's perseverance any longer.
Explicitly speaking, the DPRK's nuclear deterrence for self-defence and preemptive strike capability are aimed at the U.S. trying to antagonize, isolate and stifle it. Accordingly, they can never be any political or economic bargaining chip and they will never be abandoned though the U.S. ratchets up the sanctions and pressure to the utmost.
If the Trump administration truly wants to adopt a new policy towards the DPRK, drawing a lesson from the preceding administration's failure, it should go for change of the Armistice Agreement between the DPRK and U.S. into a peace accord and total removal of the hostile relations so as to help ensure lasting peace of the Korean peninsula and furthermore global peace and security.
If it persists in anti-DPRK sanctions without understanding its rival, the administration will have to take full responsibility for the ensuing catastrophic consequences. -0-
Policy Department of CPRC Slams S. Korean Puppet Unification Ministry
Pyongyang, May 5 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Policy Department of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country (CPRC) of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on Friday as regards the fact that the south Korean puppet group of traitors attempt to hold a "south-north human rights dialogue":
According to the reports of south Korean media, the puppet Ministry of Unification began developing "scenario and measure for talks for human rights in the north".
The "idiots of the ministry", who are reduced into living corpses and being treated like a mange-affected dog together with the doom of the traitor Park Geun Hye, for pushing the inter-Korean relations to the worst catastrophic phase while serving her, obsessed with the escalation of confrontation with the compatriots in the north, as her cat's paw, are preparing north-south dialogue, unaware of where they stand. It is utterly ridiculous.
It is the height of impudence and shamelessness for the human butchers who turned the whole of south Korea into the tundra of the worst human rights to talk about the "human rights dialogue" with their dirty mouths.
It is a useless act little short of catching at a straw to get out of the quagmire of destruction for the puppet group of conservatives with their doom just at hand to clamor for "human rights dialogue".
The fools of the puppet Ministry of Unification had better stop dreaming a daydream and going reckless but get themselves ready to go to the hell together with Park.
The DPRK will mete out merciless punishment to those who dream of the "human rights dialogue", smear campaign against the DPRK, and certainly force the gentries of the puppet Ministry of Unification to pay for their crimes before the nation. -0-
U.S. Biochemical War Plan against Korean Nation under Fire
Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the North Headquarters of the Nationwide Special Committee for Probing the Truth behind the GIs' Crimes released a statement on Thursday as regards the fact that the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces present in south Korea brought equipment to Pusan Port recently in a bid to press ahead with the Jupiter Plan, a scenario for a biochemical war against the north.
Vehemently denouncing the U.S. for pursuing the scenario to inflict an unprecedented horrible disaster upon the Korean nation again by introducing even equipment for biochemical warfare into south Korea, and the south Korean puppet group of traitors for zealously joining the U.S. in its scenario, far from protesting it, the statement said:
The U.S. has fully revealed its criminal scenario to make no scruple of using biochemical weapons to exterminate the Korean nation in order to realize its wild ambition for dominating the world.
Recently, the U.S. is busy floating the wild rumor about "threat from biochemical weapons" of the DPRK. Lurking behind this is its sinister design to secure a pretext for provoking a biochemical war against the DPRK.
But the U.S. is sadly mistaken.
The DPRK will never remain a passive onlooker to the moves of the U.S. to provoke a biochemical war against it but will conclude the standoff with the U.S., the empire of evils, by wiping it off the face of the Earth.
The U.S. must not disregard the warning of the DPRK that its reckless military moves would lead to its most miserable final doom.
The south Korean puppet group of traitors should not run riot, thinking twice about the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by their treacherous acts of conniving at and backing the thrice-cursed and inhuman moves of the U.S. for igniting a biochemical war by playing the role of its stooge.
All Koreans in the north, the south and abroad should turn out as one in the nation-wide struggle to frustrate the foolhardy north-targeted war moves of the U.S., the harasser of human peace and the most brutal mastermind of aggression, and the south Korean puppet group of traitors toeing the U.S. line. -0-
Press Release of North Preparatory Committee for Pan-national Conference
Pyongyang, April 7 (KCNA) -- The North-side Preparatory Committee for the Pan-national Conference for Peace and Reunification of the Country and Development of North-South Relations Friday released the following press release:
Now Koreans in south Korea and abroad are becoming increasingly vocal opposing and rejecting the U.S. and the south Korean puppet regime's war moves against the DPRK. Against this backdrop, activities are getting brisk among Koreans to realize the pan-national conference.
The South Headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea's Reunification formed its preparatory committee for successful holding of the pan-national conference for peace and reunification of the country and development of the north-south relations on March 25 and vowed to take the lead in making the conference a success.
Amid the high-pitched public struggle against the joint military drills of the U.S. and south Korean warmongers and for peace of the Korean peninsula and improved north-south relations going on in Seoul, Pusan and all other parts of south Korea, the work to form regional preparatory committees for the pan-national conference is gaining in scope and strength in various parts of south Korea including South Kyongsang and Kyongsang provinces and Kwangju City.
The Confederation of Trade Unions and the Federation of Trade Unions of south Korea are also making dynamic efforts to form a preparatory committee of workers organizations in the north and the south for realizing the pan-national conference for reunification.
Compatriots' bodies and personages in different regions of the world, including Japan, China and the U.S., joined in the dynamic campaign for opposing the north-targeted military drills of the U.S. and realizing the pan-national conference for reunification.
A meeting of the joint working committee of Koreans in the north and the south and abroad for the pan-national conference will be held in Shenyang of China in mid-April amid the ever-growing enthusiasm and will of all Koreans for peace and independent reunification of the country at home and abroad. -0-
DPRK Will Not Take Part in UN Conference on Nuclear Weapons: Foreign Ministry
Pyongyang, March 24 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Friday as regards the DPRK's decision not to take part in the United Nations conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons:
There will take place the UN conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons at the UN headquarters at the end of March and from mid-June to early in July this year.
The UN conference reflects the human desire and wish for total elimination of nuclear weapons.
But question is whether the conference can produce a result reflective of this desire and wish now that the U.S. and other nuclear weapons states deny the participation in the conference.
As it presents itself as an immediate vital requirement for the DPRK to further bolster the capabilities for self-defence with a nuclear force as pivot given that the U.S. is staging joint military exercises for aggression after introducing largest-ever strategic assets into the Korean peninsula, the DPRK can not but take into serious account its participation in the conference and, therefore, decided not to take part in the conference.
But the DPRK will continue to support the idea of the non-aligned movement for the total dismantlement of nuclear weapons and the worldwide efforts for it and will fulfill its responsibility as a nuclear weapons state until the denuclearization of the world is realized. -0-
Park Geun Hye Group Should be Severely Punished
Pyongyang, March 4 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation Friday gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA as regards the actions for the ouster of Park Geun Hye mounting among organizations of various circles in south Korea:
The waves of dynamic all-people resistance demanding the impeachment of Park are now sweeping south Korea with the date for deciding the impeachment of Park at the "constitutional court" approaching.
On March 1, the action organizations of various circles such as the People's Emergency Action for the Resignation of Park Geun Hye Regime held rallies "Day of the 18th all-people action for resignation of Park Geun Hye to mark March First" and staged demonstrations throughout south Korea including Seoul, Inchon, Kwangju, Taejon, Pusan, Ulsan and Taegu. They waged vigorous candlelight actions, shouting such slogans as "Impeach Park Geun Hye immediately" and "Her accomplice Hwang Kyo An should resign."
They set March as "all-out action period of candlelight rallies" for impeaching Park and steadily stage candlelight actions in various places in demand of earlier decision on impeachment not only on weekend but also on workdays, stirring up the atmosphere of impeachment.
The resolution to stage actions was manifested by the farmers' organizations including the south Korean Federation of Peasants Associations.
It is quite natural that people of all social strata in south Korea have turned their backs on the Park group of gangsters, disillusioned with its anti-social, anti-national deeds and corrupt politics.
March when the impeachment of Park Geun Hye is to be decided is an important point of time for the south Korean people as it is decisive of the victory of their just mass struggle.
The spokesman said that just a few days are left for traitor Park Geun Hye before meeting her miserable end as she committed all sorts of crimes by abusing her power in quest of wealth and luxury, utterly indifferent to the people's living, while maltreating the people as dogs and pigs. -0-
National Reconciliation Council Slams Park Geun Hye for Setting "New Records" of Committing Crimes
Pyongyang, February 12 (KCNA) -- The National Reconciliation Council released an indictment Sunday to leave in record of history how traitor Park Geun Hye, who set "new records" of crimes matchless with the successive south Korean rulers in their items and contents, became a "breathing mummy" forsaken by the nation and was forced to stand a stern trial by the nation.
The indictment said Park invented such clumsy words as "confidence-building process on the Korean peninsula", "Dresden Declaration" and "great opportunity of unification", making an awkward contribution of strange and unfamiliar words of ambiguous meanings to the "new history" of division and treachery.
By making awkward vocabulary, she mixed up the Korean language with the foreign languages, thus mocking and insulting the nation's aspiration for reunification, the indictment said, and went on:
The "unification policy" which seems like a patchwork of vulgar commercials admits of no discussion in the light of its contents, either.
Park is like Don Quixote in the 21st century who carries sword in skirt while going under helmet.
She stooped to any infamy, to go on the rampage, not fearful of divine punishment.
She escalated to the extremes the north-south confrontation through the leaflet-scattering operation against the DPRK and had gone zealous in slandering the fellow countrymen by resorting to broadcasting propaganda. She even worked out such scenarios as "operation of advancing to Pyongyang", "ruling plan after conquering Pyongyang" and went the lengths of mapping up "beheading operation".
Going in military uniform, she went around forefront areas, crying out for invasion of north.
She strangled the windpipe of the Kaesong Industrial Zone and finally led it to a shutdown.
Not content with this, soon after the closure of the Kaesong Industrial Zone, she severed all channels of contacts and visits between the north and the south that had barely been maintained, through such "independent anti-DPRK steps" as "financial sanctions" and "maritime sanctions".
Park is a winner of "medal of special merits" which no other pro-U.S. elements of the world had been awarded, to say nothing of the successive rulers of south Korea.
The "medal" is in recognition of the deployment of THAAD, American-made monster.
By introducing at random ultra-modern war means which its preceding regimes dared not to do, she turned south Korea into a nuclear war advanced base of the U.S.
What is all the more intolerable is that traitor Park treated the souls of the victims of the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army as a bargaining chip for the pro-Japanese policy.
South Korea has now entered into the second era of "yusin" under the security rule, information rule and fascist dictatorship and this is entirely attributable to Park, descendant of the "yusin" dictator.
The case of sunken ferry "Sewol" was not just a sudden accident but a hideous disaster deliberately caused by Park. Her behavior after the accident made every one shudder.
Soon after she took office in Chongwadae, Park resorted to the farce of retrogressively revising history textbooks. The hideous "Park Geun Hye-Choe Sun Sil scandal" made a great political storm rage across south Korea.
Saying that the ends of the successive puppet rulers who were engrossed in confrontation with the fellow countrymen, sycophantic treachery, dictatorship and unpopular rule have all been miserable, the indictment continued:
Park who set "new records" in committing crimes can not but face the most miserable end which can hardly match the pains and soreness suffered by her predecessors put all together.
It is a stark truth of history that the biggest criminal is bound to face the biggest punishment. -0-
DPRK Will Remain Committed to Independence, Peace and Friendship, Its Idea of Foreign Policy: Foreign Ministry
Pyongyang, January 26 (KCNA) -- Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address reviewed with pride the achievements made by the army and people of the DPRK last year and clarified the stand of the DPRK government on its foreign policy.
A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry declared in a statement on Thursday that the DPRK would carry through the tasks in the field of foreign policy, set forth in the New Year Address, and actively develop the external relations as befitting its position as a dignified power of independence and a nuclear weapons state.
The statement said: We will certainly defend peace and security of the country by our own efforts and make active contributions to safeguarding peace and stability of the world.
It is the consistent stand of the party and government of the DPRK to expand and develop the relations of good neighborliness, friendship and cooperation with those countries advocating independence in the idea of its foreign policy--independence, peace and friendship.
This year we will put efforts into expanding contacts and exchanges with countries having long-standing traditions of friendship and cooperation with us and consolidating the bonds of friendship.
We will improve relations with all countries which respect our sovereignty and are friendly toward us, and will actively conduct multi-faceted exchanges and cooperation in political, economic and cultural fields with them.
This year, too, we will strive to closely cooperate with various countries on the international arena including the UN to oppose and reject all sorts of high-handed and arbitrary practices and application of double standards including the unwarranted and illegal racket for putting sanctions and pressure on the DPRK, build an independent and fair new international order and realize genuine international justice.
We will also make joint efforts to settle international issues like anti-terrorism, disputes and environment and promote development and prosperity common to humankind.
We will as ever remain committed to the idea of our foreign policy, further raise the international influence of the DPRK and develop foreign relations on our own initiative and in a multilateral way. -0-
Need to Clearly See Who Is Principal Enemy of Nation Urged
Pyongyang, January 9 (KCNA) -- Korea's reunification is the most urgent task of the nation and the unanimous desire of Koreans.
Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address stressed the need to frustrate the challenges of the anti-reunification forces at home and abroad who go against the Korean nation's desire for reunification and clearly see who is the principal enemy of the nation.
The issue of who is the principal enemy of the nation is a touchstone distinguishing patriotism from treachery and a matter of properly approaching the country's reunification, the cherished desire common to the nation.
The U.S. is the sworn enemy of the Korean nation as it partitioned its territory into two parts.
Owing to the U.S., the Koreans have suffered pain and misfortune from the territorial division for more than seven decades and have never been free from the constant danger of war.
The U.S. forces landed in south Korea under the pretext of "disarming" the Japanese imperialists in pursuance of their aggressive interests in the middle of the last century, dividing Korea into two parts.
Since then, the U.S. has resorted to the persistent intervention and aggression in wanton violation of the sovereignty of the Korean nation in a bid to realize the strategy for dominating the Asia-Pacific region.
The criminal nature of the U.S. as a disturber of Korea's reunification had been already brought to light.
The U.S., displeased to see the Korean nation reunified as one, has pursued the scenario of sowing seeds of discord among Koreans in an effort to drive the anti-reunification forces of south Korea into confrontation and war with compatriots.
Had the U.S. quitted south Korea, taking hands off the issue of Korea, the Korean nation would have achieved the country's reunification long ago.
The unprecedented deadlock of the north-south relations at present is an inevitable result of the U.S. heinous plots and intrigues.
The U.S. has persistently interfered in the internal affairs of the Korean nation, laying a stumbling block in the way of settling the issue of reunification.
This is evidenced by the fact that it openly disturbed the implementation of the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration, agreements common to the nation, and deliberately escalated the tension whenever the movement for reconciliation grew strong between the north and the south of Korea.
The U.S. is the chief architect of national division and the principal enemy of the Korean nation hindering its reconciliation, unity and reunification.
This being a hard reality, the anti-reunification sycophantic and treacherous forces in south Korea are foolish enough to seek a way out in escalating confrontation with compatriots in the north, still regarding it as their principal enemy.
The south Korean puppet warmongers defined the compatriots in the north as the principal enemy and justified the dependence on outside forces and confrontation with the compatriots in the "defense white paper."
Crying out for tightening alliance with the U.S., they have resorted to the smear campaign against compatriots in the north, in collusion with outside forces, and gone busy with solicitation diplomacy over the issue of national reunification, the internal issue of the Korean nation.
The inter-Korean relations are pushed to the worst phase and a serious obstacle is lying in the way of the country's reunification due to acts of treachery of the Park Geun Hye group which, so obsessed with confrontation with compatriots, can hardly discern who is the real enemy of the nation.
Now is the time for all Koreans to dynamically stage a nationwide struggle to frustrate the moves of such anti-reunification sycophantic and treacherous forces as Park Geun Hye.
The Koreans should struggle to solve the issue of the country's reunification through unity and alliance with the transparent viewpoint and stand, firm pluck and confidence that it can be settled by the concerted efforts of the nation responsible for it.
They should heighten the vigilance against outside forces' interference and arbitrary practices to dominate the Korean peninsula and the region, keeping the nation divided forever, and never allow such deed.
All Koreans in the north and the south and abroad should accelerate the nation-wide reunification advance by united efforts of the nation and thus bring about a new phase of independent reunification without fail this year. -0-
European Countries Denounced for Calling for "Int'l Commitment" as Regards Anti-DPRK "Sanctions Resolution"
Pyongyang, December 4 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Sunday gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA in connection with the fact that European countries are calling for "international commitment" as regards the anti-DPRK "sanctions resolution" adopted at the UN Security Council:
After the U.S. prodded the UNSC into cooking up another anti-DPRK "sanctions resolution" recently, UK, France and other European countries demanded the DPRK "fulfill its international commitment."
The UNSC in the "sanctions resolution" branded the nuclear warhead explosion test conducted by the DPRK in September last as "threat to international peace and security", but the UN Charter and all international laws do not stipulate that a nuclear test poses any threat to international peace and security.
If there is such article, the U.S. and other permanent members of the UNSC should be subject to the sanctions, to begin with, as they carried out nuclear tests more than any other countries.
The DPRK has categorically rejected "sanctions resolution" of the UNSC as it denies the sovereignty of the DPRK only.
In this regard, the DPRK in May last demanded the UN secretary general clarify such legal holes in the above-said "sanctions resolution." But the UN Secretariat has not replied yet though six months have passed since then.
Under this situation it is the stand of the DPRK that the European countries which boast their history and tradition of law-abiding should answer the above-said question.
Their act of demanding the DPRK "fulfill international commitment," failing to give any answer to this question, can convince nobody.
Nothing is more dastardly and mean action than trying to slap independent sanctions against the DPRK outside the UNSC as the "resolution" of the UNSC this time, in particular, is a product which reflected the balance of forces within it.
If European countries have independence, they should think and behave according to it. -0-
Memorandum of DPRK Foreign Ministry
Pyongyang, November 21 (KCNA) -- The Foreign Ministry of the DPRK issued a memorandum on Monday, which reads:
The DPRK's Strengthening of its Nuclear Forces Is a Righteous Choice to Defend Itself from the Extreme Moves of the U.S. to Stifle It.
Memorandum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK
Five years have gone by since the DPRK, after having lost its great leader, engaged itself in an all-out confrontation with the U.S. imperialists to cope with their ever-worsening hostile moves and increasing nuclear threat against it.
The people of the DPRK have turned out in the struggle to implement the behests of the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il, overcoming the pain and sorrow of having lost him. The U.S. has employed all kinds of means and methods in vicious moves to check the advance of the DPRK and tried to seize the opportunity to stifle it.
However, the anachronistic hostile policy and nuclear threat that the U.S. has enforced with unprecedented recklessness against the DPRK have only provoked its just and righteous countermeasure for self-defense and ended up in total and complete failure.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK hereby issues this memorandum to disclose the criminal acts of the U.S. which has pushed the DPRK towards strengthening of its nuclear forces by making ceaseless hostile moves against it after it suffered the greatest loss of the nation.
1. Heinous hostile maneuvers against the DPRK aimed at political suffocation and system collapse
Since the year 2012, soon after the passing away of the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il, the U.S. began to openly pursue the objective to politically stifle the DPRK and overthrow its system by all means.
Blatant remarks denying the DPRK's government, system and policy were made by high-level officials of the U.S. and even Obama himself has constantly heaped malicious slander and criticism on the DPRK in his public appearances.
The gravity of hostile maneuvers of the U.S. against the DPRK lies in the fact that they have grown extremely reckless and dangerous as to target the supreme leadership of our revolution.
The Obama administration dared to defame the supreme dignity of the DPRK as an extension of their malicious slander on it. This is the gravest of all sins which will never be forgiven for eternity.
This fully reveals the true nature of the policy of "strategic patience" pursued by the Obama administration, which is none other than an aggressive and heinous "strategic suffocation" policy against the DPRK.
By this time, the "human rights" racket which the U.S. has long made against the DPRK has grown so reckless as to attempt to put their wild ambition of overthrowing the DPRK's system into practice.
The U.S. has gone so far as to breach the basic principles of international laws and ditch its dignity of a superpower by pleading with other countries to join their pressure racket against the DPRK through downgrading or severing ties with it.
The U.S. political acts of hostility against the DPRK find graphic accounts in the following record of events;
- On March 25, 2012, Obama clamored about "isolation" of the DPRK while condemning its strengthening of nuclear deterrent.
- In June 2012, the U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues disclosed the provision of funds by the State Department to anti-DPRK media entities.
- On August 16, 2012, Obama signed the "North Korea Human Rights Reauthorization Act".
- From March to June 2013, the U.S. State Department released "International Narcotics Control Strategy Report", "DPRK Human Rights Report", "International Religious Freedom Report" and "Trafficking in Persons Report" to intensify its condemnation against the DPRK on baseless or fabricated data and allegations.
- On January 17, 2014, Obama signed the "Appreciation Act" for the 2014 fiscal year which allocated huge amount of funds for anti-DPRK "human rights" racket.
- On February 26, 2014, the U.S. Secretary of State Kerry, in a press interview, labeled the DPRK as an "evil place" and said they should "hold it accountable".
- On April 15, 2014, the U.S. State Department officially announced its provision of funds to anti-DPRK "human rights" groups.
- From April 23 to 26, 2014, during his visit to Japan and south Korea, Obama criticized the DPRK as the "worst violator of human rights".
- On September 23, 2014, the U.S. Secretary of State Kerry personally called a "High-Level Meeting on North Korea Human Rights" in New York and fanned the atmosphere of pressurizing the DPRK.
- On November 18, 2014, an anti-DPRK "human rights resolution" was coercively adopted at the meeting of the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly at the instigation of the U.S.
- On December 22, 2014, the U.S. pressed for a meeting of United Nations Security Council with the agenda item of the DPRK's "human rights situation".
- On January 22, 2015, Obama made malicious remarks about the "collapse" of the DPRK in an interview.
- From May 17 to 18, 2015, during his visit to south Korea, the U.S. Secretary of State Kerry provoked the supreme leadership of the DPRK by talking about "reckless disregard for human rights" and "the most egregious examples".
- On December 10, 2015, the U.S. has put the "human rights situation" of the DPRK on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council abusing its presidency of the Council.
- On February 18, 2016, Obama signed the "North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016" which included psychological warfare and "human rights" offensive against the DPRK to disintegrate it from within.
- On July 6, 2016, the U.S. State Department released a report, pursuant to the "North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016", that made impudent remarks about the supreme leadership of the DPRK while maliciously condemning the country.
- On September 20, 2016, Obama labeled the DPRK as a "wasteland" in his speech at the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
- On October 12, 2016, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs made vehement criticism of the supreme leadership of the DPRK.
- On October 28, 2016, during his visit to south Korea, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State condemned the policy of the DPRK government as "reckless and inhumane".
The political acts of hostility committed by the U.S. against the DPRK since its great leader passed away was indeed the most vicious, frantic and despicable of all times.
2. Intensification of the extremely dangerous military hostility and nuclear threat and blackmail
During the last five years the U.S. revealed its intention to deliver a preemptive nuclear strike against the DPRK and intensified its military threats against us at a maximum pace.
The U.S. consistently increased the scale and intensity of the aggressive joint military drills which it conducts on annual basis, creating extreme tension on the Korean peninsula and driving the situation into a brink of nuclear war and seriously endangered peace and security in the region.
To take an example of the Key Resolve joint military exercise, one of the typical joint military drills of the U.S. and the south Korean puppets, 2 100 U.S. troops participated in the exercise in the year 2012, but the U.S. steadily increased the number of troops to 3 500 in 2013, 5 200 in 2014 and 8 600 in 2015, and in 2016, 27 000 troops participated in the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 16 joint military exercises.
Beside the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises, the U.S. conducted over 40 provocative and aggressive military drills under various names on annual basis including Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercise, Max Thunder joint air force exercise, Double Dragon joint landing exercise and multilateral RIMPAC naval exercise, joint naval strike exercise, joint special force exercise, joint live firing exercise and so on. The total number of troops the U.S. has committed to these exercises reached over 500 000.
Not only the scale of these war drills has increased, but also their character, purpose and contents became more and more provocative and frantic every year.
The U.S., obsessed with its ambition to invade the DPRK, has been deploying various kinds of modern military equipment and assets in and around the Korean peninsula and tried to threaten and blackmail it with nuclear weapons.
Since the year 2012, the U.S. has consistently conducted various kinds of military drills against the DPRK, deploying its naval forces in and around the Korean peninsula including the nuclear carriers USS George Washington, USS Nimitz, USS Ronald Reagan, USS John C. Stennis, the flagship of the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet USS Blue Ridge, nuclear submarines USS Ohio, USS San Francisco, USS Bremerton, USS Columbus, USS Olympia, USS North Carolina, USS Mississippi, Aegis cruiser USS Shiloh, Aegis destroyers USS Michael Murphy, USS Kidd, guided missile destroyer USS Spruance and so on.
In addition, the U.S. moved B-1B, B-2, B-52 nuclear strategic bombers from the U.S. mainland to Guam and they flew to south Korea several times to conduct drills for landing and dropping nuclear bombs with the purpose of getting ready for a surprise nuclear preemptive strike against the DPRK.
Despite severe criticism and condemnation at home and abroad, the U.S. proceeded with the deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD) to south Korea in full-scale.
The U.S. rapidly intensified its military provocations against the DPRK since the year 2012 and here are some of the examples;
- From February 27 to April 30, 2012, the U.S. conducted the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises. These exercises were aimed at the mourning period in our country after the passing away of the great leader and conducted in accordance with its all-out war scenario OPLAN 5027 and OPLAN 5029 allegedly aimed to cope with "contingency" in the North.
- On June 22, 2012, the U.S. conducted the largest-ever joint live firing exercise together with the south Korean puppet army at the south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), using the DPRK flag as target.
- From August 20 to 31, 2012, the U.S. conducted the Ulji Freedom Guardian exercise in accordance with its "actual war scenario" against the DPRK. The flagship of the U.S. Navy 7th fleet and over 30 000 troops participated in this exercise.
- From March 1 to April 30, 2013, the U.S. conducted the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises. The nuclear carrier USS George Washington, nuclear submarine and huge amount of forces and war machines were mobilized for these exercises and during the exercise B-52H nuclear strategic bomber and B-2 stealth bomber flew into the sky above south Korea and dropped dummy munitions and F-22 stealth fighters were deployed to the Osan Air Force base in south Korea.
- From August 19 to 30, 2013, the U.S. conducted the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercise. Over 30 000 U.S. troops participated in this exercise and during the exercise B-52 nuclear strategic bombers flew into the sky above south Korea several times.
- On February 5, 2014, B-52 nuclear strategic bomber flew into the sky above the west sea of the Korean peninsula and carried out drills for air strike.
- From February 24 to April 18, 2014, the U.S. conducted the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises. The purpose of these exercises were to take control of the DPRK nuclear facilities and to occupy Pyongyang. The U.S. applied the "Protocol for US-ROK combined forces to respond to localized provocations by North Korea" and the "Tailored Deterrent Strategy" to these exercises.
- On August 6, 2014, three B-2 nuclear strategic bombers moved from the U.S. mainland to Anderson Air Force base in Guam.
- From August 18 to 29, 2014, the U.S. conducted the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercise. Over 30 000 U.S. troops participated in this exercise and they carried out a drill for a surprise preemptive strike against the DPRK in accordance with the "Tailored Deterrent Strategy".
- From March 2 to April 24, 2015, the U.S. conducted the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises aimed at "removing the DPRK headquarters" and "occupying Pyongyang".
- On January 10, 2016, a B-52 nuclear strategic bomber took off from the Air Force base in Guam and flew into the sky above the Military Demarcation Line.
- From March 7 to April 30, 2016, the U.S. conducted the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 16 joint military exercises and disclosed its plan for "decapitation operation" and "high-density strike".
- On April 26, 2016, Obama, in an interview, said "We don't want them getting close. We could, obviously, destroy North Korea with our arsenals."
- On June 17, 2016, a B-52 bomber fleet exercised dropping of nuclear bombs in the sky above south Korea.
- On July 8, 2016, the U.S. announced together with the south Korean puppets their agreement to deploy THAAD in south Korea.
- On August 6, 2016, for the first time in ten years, the U.S. stationed several B-1B nuclear bombers in Guam and three additional B-2 nuclear strategic bombers on August 9.
- Around August 23, 2016, B-1B, B-52, B-2 nuclear strategic bombers took off at the same time from Guam and flew to the Korean peninsula.
- On September 13, 2016, two B-1B U.S. nuclear strategic bombers flew into the sky above south Korea and again on the 21st, and this time, one of them landed at the Osan Air Force base in south Korea.
As one can see through the above-mentioned facts, the reckless and dangerous provocations of the U.S. to seek military invasion and collapse of the DPRK were highly intensified and reached an extreme phase.
3. Inhumane sanctions aimed at economic suffocation
The maneuvers of the U.S. to impose sanctions on the DPRK are ages old and their viciousness is also widely known to the world. However, what the U.S. did in the last five years was indeed unprecedented in its pace and intensity.
The U.S. regarded economic sanctions as the main tool for implementing its hostile policy against the DPRK and employed every heinous and vicious means to suffocate the DPRK.
The U.S. made an issue of the DPRK's legitimate right to peaceful development of outer space and its buildup of self-defensive nuclear deterrence and made frantic attempts to fabricate heinous "sanctions resolutions" by usurping the United Nations Security Council.
All the "sanctions resolutions" fabricated at the UNSC by the U.S. and its followers against the DPRK pursue heinous goal to deprive the DPRK of its right to existence, subsistence and development by blocking the regular economic activities of the DPRK through all despicable means and methods.
Through the so-called UN "sanctions resolutions", the U.S. seeks to prevent the DPRK from its routine financial transactions with other countries; put all the channels linked to the DPRK under tight control; force the inspection of any vessel sailing to and from the DPRK and prohibit entry of such vessel into ports of other countries; have other countries deny permission to any aircraft of the DPRK to take off from, land in and overfly their territory.
The U.S. went so far as to devise a provision for the "ban on export and import of luxury goods" and prevented import of sport apparatus which has nothing to do with development of arms and even included daily necessities and children's toys in the list of "banned goods".
Pursuant to the anti-DPRK "sanctions resolutions" it has forged, the U.S. is running amuck to impose unilateral sanctions while forcing other countries to get on board.
The following are the facts and figures about the abhorrent anti-DPRK sanctions maneuvers made by the U.S. for the last five years;
- On June 18, 2012, Obama declared the extension of state emergency and economic sanctions targeting the DPRK pursuant to the "International Emergency Economic Powers Act".
- On January 22, 2013, the U.S. made an issue of the DPRK's peaceful satellite launch and instigated the UNSC to adopt the "sanctions resolution 2087".
- On January 24, the U.S. State Department and the Treasury Department announced unilateral sanctions on the basis of the "resolution".
- On March 7, 2013, the U.S. pushed the UNSC to adopt the "sanctions resolution 2094", while making an issue of the DPRK's third nuclear test which was a righteous measure for self-defense. The Treasury Department declared unilateral sanctions, pursuant to the "resolution".
- In September 2013 and November 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a warning to all the U.S. financial institutions urging them to maintain the financial sanctions against the DPRK at the highest level.
- From April 23 to 26, 2014 during his visit to Japan and south Korea, Obama talked about tougher "sanctions" and "pressure" against the DPRK.
- On January 2, 2015, Obama issued an executive order to impose sanctions on the DPRK as regards the alleged hacking into Sony Pictures Entertainment and, pursuant to the order, the Treasury Department enforced the sanctions.
- In July, September, November and December 2015, the U.S. State Department and the Treasury Department designated the DPRK's individuals and entities to be subject to the additional sanctions.
- On February 18, 2016, Obama signed the "North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016", a law on comprehensive sanctions and pressure targeting the DPRK.
- On March 2, 2016, the U.S. instigated the UNSC to adopt the "sanctions resolution 2270" by taking issue with the DPRK's H-bomb test and peaceful satellite launch. The U.S. State Department and the Treasury Department enforced sanctions pursuant to the "resolution" as well as unilateral sanctions.
- On March 16, 2016, Obama issued an executive order to impose sanctions on the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and the government of the DPRK. The Treasury Department designated the DPRK's individuals, entities and vessels to be subject to the unilateral sanctions.
- On June 1, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department designated the DPRK as a "jurisdiction of primary money laundering concern".
- On July 6, 2016, the U.S. State Department bitterly condemned the DPRK in its report issued pursuant to the "North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016", and the U.S. Treasury Department announced unilateral sanctions as a follow-up.
- On November 4, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a final rule under section 311 of the "Patriot Act" to further restrict the DPRK's access to the U.S. financial system.
The ongoing economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. are indeed the toughest of all times and they are vicious hostile acts seeking to suffocate the DPRK's overall economy, undermine the people's livelihood and ultimately isolate and stifle the DPRK.
As shown by the facts above, during the last five years the U.S. has designated the DPRK as the primary target for attack and regime change in the implementation of their aggressive Asia-Pacific domination strategy and steadily and systematically intensified political, military and economic pressure on it.
The desperate hostile policy of the U.S. toward the DPRK gave rise to the self-defensive measures from the latter.
In response to the U.S. hostile acts of having wantonly violated the DPRK's legitimate right to peaceful satellite launch and fabricated another "sanctions resolution" by instigating the UNSC, the DPRK conducted the third nuclear test on February12, 2013 as part of practical countermeasures to safeguard the country's security and sovereignty.
The H-bomb test conducted for the first time by the DPRK in January 2016 was also a self-defensive measure to firmly protect the country's sovereignty and the nation's right to existence and guarantee peace on the Korean peninsula and the regional security from the frantic attempts of the U.S. to put in place the harshest-ever political isolation, economic blockade and military pressure and even impose nuclear holocaust on the DPRK.
Deeply unnerved by the DPRK's strengthened nuclear forces, the U.S. sought reckless military provocations, even touting about the "decapitation operation" and "high density strike". To cope with these nefarious provocations of the U.S., the DPRK demonstrated mighty nuclear strike capabilities of Juche Korea through the disclosure of a miniaturized nuclear warhead and successful test fire of submarine launched ballistic missiles and surface to surface medium and long range strategic rocket "Hwasong-10".
On September 9, 2016, the DPRK has made a successful nuclear warhead detonation as part of its substantive countermeasures against the threats and sanctions by the U.S. and other hostile forces who severely criticized the DPRK's exercise of right to self-defense and doggedly denied its strategic position.
All the facts above clearly substantiate the truth that the root cause of escalated tension on the Korean peninsula lies with the U.S. hostile policy and nuclear threats against the DPRK, not the latter's nuclear and missile tests.
The DPRK has chosen the road of possessing nuclear weapons as a self-defensive measure to safeguard its state and system from the constant nuclear threat of the U.S. We are strengthening our nuclear forces both in quality and quantity, holding fast to the line of simultaneously developing the national economy and nuclear forces as our strategic line.
The U.S. should face up to the new strategic position of the DPRK and take actual measures to show that they are willing to scrap its anachronistic hostile policy and nuclear threat against the DPRK.
This, and only this will be the first base of resolving all the issues. -0-
FM Spokesman Slams U.S. State Secretary's Provocative Remarks against DPRK
Pyongyang, October 25 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Tuesday in connection with the fact that the U.S. State secretary let out provocative remarks slandering the dignified government of the DPRK.
U.S. State Secretary Kerry called the DPRK "illegal and illegitimate regime" on Oct. 21.
He has malignantly slandered the DPRK as "a rogue state" and "den of evils" since the first day of his office. Now with the tenure of his office almost running out he is still spewing out invective against the DPRK, not discarding his bad habit. This is nothing but a rubbish of the guy who has become helpless in the face of the total bankruptcy of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
The Obama group including Kerry is a herd of illegal gangsters as they overthrew by force the legitimate governments of sovereign states and killed tens of thousands of innocent people in different parts of the world for the mere reason that they courted displeasure.
But for the U.S. ruled by such ignorant political hooligans as Kerry, the world would have become a pacific place better to live. This is the unanimous comment of the overwhelming majority of the world people.
No matter how desperately the Obama group may work to brand the DPRK as illegal, it will not undermine the strategic position of the DPRK which is demonstrating its dignity and might all over the world with the might of the single-minded unity and tremendous national power.
The DPRK will dynamically advance along the road already chosen by itself no matter what Kerry may say. -0-
UN Secretary General Condemned for Joining S. Korean Pro-U.S. Lackeys in Anti-DPRK Racket
Pyongyang, September 24 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK gave an answer to a question put by KCNA Saturday to condemn the UN secretary general for taking the lead in the racket for ratcheting up sanctions against the DPRK in collusion with pro-U.S. conservative forces in south Korea. The spokesman said:
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon right after the DPRK's nuclear warhead explosion test had an exceptional press interview by abusing his power in which he blustered "it was a wanton violation of UN resolutions" and "the UN condemns it in the strongest words." In several official appearances he unhesitatingly spouted such extremely sinister and sordid outbursts as "the north poses threat to the world security" and "the UN Security Council should immediately take measures to stop the north's additional provocation".
This clearly proves that though Ban stalks as UN secretary general, he is, in fact, a political philistine pleasing the U.S. and the south Korean puppet group and blindly complying with their brigandish demands as he is bereft of elementary impartiality and reasonable thinking power to discern the right from wrong.
He is a confrontation maniac as he has abused the UN as a sinister political platform for slandering the DPRK, a full-fledged member of the UN, zealously pursuant to the hostile policy of the U.S. and its vassal forces.
The spokesman disclosed the sinister aim sought by Ban in taking the lead in fostering the atmosphere of the campaign against the DPRK in the international arena.
Ban whose tenure of office is expected to expire by the end of this year was reported to have expressed his intention to run for "presidential election" due in south Korea next year, revealing his political ambition, the spokesman said, and continued:
As he has no support base and he is incompetent in politics and, furthermore, he is not aware of the situation in south Korea, he has no other way but to cling close to the U.S. master and Park Geun Hye only to play the role of their marionette.
We do not care whether he tries to seek the presidency of south Korea in quest of power after being dethroned as UN secretary general.
But we keep tabs on all the high treasons he has committed by taking the lead in the moves to tighten international sanctions and pressure to stifle the DPRK, while acting as a faithful servant of the U.S. and marionette of the pro-U.S. conservative regime of south Korea at the UN.
Ban should bear in mind if he acts in concert with the Park Geun Hye group and goes mischievous while getting involved in the sanctions against the DPRK, out of his despicable partisan calculation, he will be made to pay a very high price.
We will closely follow the future behavior of Ban. -0-
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Blasts Anti-DPRK Invective of U.S. Official
Pyongyang, September 9 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Institute for American Studies of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA Friday in connection with the fact that the deputy security advisor of the National Security Council of the White House again made remarks slandering the DPRK:
The deputy security adviser at a press conference in Vientiane spouted vituperations that they will have to be more awakened to implement sanctions against north Korea, adding that if north Korea abandons nuclear and ballistic missile programme, the U.S. may think over.
It is the shining fruition of the self-reliance and self-development that the DPRK ranked itself with dignity among the military powers, being possessed of perfect nuclear attack capabilities despite the toughest sanctions of the U.S.-led hostile forces.
The U.S. intensified hostile policy and hideous nuclear threat and blackmail only resulted in making the DPRK bolster its nuclear attack capabilities in a phased way.
The U.S. desperate moves for unilaterally putting sanctions and stifling the DPRK are a hideous crime against humanity aimed at subversion of a social system of a sovereignty country as they violate the right to development and existence of the country.
The U.S.-touted UN Security Council's "resolutions on sanctions" against the DPRK assume the nature of reprisal banned by international law and, therefore, they are nothing but criminal documents devoid of impartiality, lawfulness and morality.
The U.S. is calling for tightening sanctions and pressure on the DPRK while trying to deploy THAAD in south Korea but it is nothing but a sigh of losers taken aback by the tremendous military capabilities of the DPRK.
The DPRK's line of simultaneously developing the two fronts is a strategic line to be constantly held fast to as long as the imperialists' nuclear threat and arbitrary practices go on, and if one thinks the DPRK can change its road, it is a pipedream.
The U.S. should never underestimate the tremendous mental power and inexhaustible might of the DPRK. The U.S. will be made to clearly see how the DPRK rises imposingly out of chains of sanctions, blockade and pressure. -0-
Spokesman for KPA General Staff Clarifies Principled Stand on Nuclear War Drill against DPRK
Pyongyang, August 22 (KCNA) -- The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces started the largest-ever joint military drill Ulji Freedom Guardian on August 22.
The drill which will last till early in September is aimed to acquire the capability for making a surprise preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK by "combined forces" in contingency on the Korean peninsula and carry out multi-phased scenario for invading the DPRK.
A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in a statement Monday said that the saber-rattling is a clear manifestation of a vicious plot to deprive the service personnel and people of the DPRK of their cradle by force of arms and inflict a miserable fate of colonial slavery upon them.
The situation on the Korean peninsula is so tense that a nuclear war may break out any moment, the statement noted, and went on:
In view of the prevailing grave situation the KPA General Staff solemnly declares upon authorization the following principled stand of the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK to cope with the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces' reckless moves for a nuclear war against it that have gone beyond the danger line:
They should properly know that from this moment the first-strike combined units of the KPA keep themselves fully ready to mount a preemptive retaliatory strike at all enemy attack groups involved in Ulji Freedom Guardian.
The nuclear warmongers should bear in mind that if they show the slightest sign of aggression on the inviolable land, seas and air where the sovereignty of the DPRK is exercised, it would turn the stronghold of provocation into a heap of ashes through Korean-style preemptive nuclear strike.
The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK will hold their bayonets more tightly to annihilate the enemies in the future, too, in order to put a definite end to the nuclear war moves of the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces.
It is the resolute determination and will of the Paektusan revolutionary armed forces to terminate the ever more reckless moves of the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces for a nuclear war not temporarily but indefinitely.
We once again declare that the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK with remarkably increased capability for mounting a preemptive nuclear attack of Korean style are waiting for a historic chance to blow up all strongholds of aggression and war and liberate the southern half of Korea.
The nuclear warmongers should not forget the iron will of the KPA even a moment. -0-
Japan Urged to Liquidate Its Past Crimes
Pyongyang, August 15 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korean Committee on Measures for the Sexual Slavery for Japanese Army and Drafting Victims released a statement Monday, the 71st anniversary of Korea's liberation from the colonial yoke by the Japanese imperialists.
The statement said:
Still lingering are sorrow and pain suffered by more than one million Koreans who were mercilessly massacred, over 8.4 million Koreans who were forcibly drafted by the Japanese imperialists and 200 000 Korean women who were forced to serve sex for the Imperial Japanese Army.
Still trembling with grudge that is left un-vented are victims of sexual slavery and forcible drafting who suffered pain due to crimes against humanity committed by the Japanese imperialists, and those who were exposed to biochemical weapons used by the Japanese imperialists in different parts of the world including Korea.
However, ringing out from Japan, direct party that committed crimes, are voices justifying the shameful criminal acts, far from repenting of and regretting them.
The present Japan reminds one of the appearance of Japan more than 7 decades ago when its militarist forces emerged throughout the country being obsessed with war fever while crying out "liberating Asia from the European and American powers".
Japan has to clearly remember that it is seriously anachronistic.
World today is no longer what it used to be in the past when Japan was allowed to justify its imperialist arbitrary practices of depriving other country of their sovereignty with a false document and taking away hundreds of thousands of women as sexual slaves.
The Japanese authorities have to drop wild dream and opt for the past liquidation with frank and sincere attitude to the past crimes and fulfill their responsibility and obligation before the international community. -0-
Emergency North Side Preparatory Committee for Joint Conference Holds Consultative Meeting
Pyongyang, August 2 (KCNA) -- The north side preparatory committee for the joint conference of political parties, organizations and individual personages of the north, the south and abroad for peace and independent reunification of the Korean peninsula held a consultative meeting in Pyongyang on Tuesday, according to a notice of the north side preparatory committee on Aug. 2.
Present at the meeting were the members of the north side preparatory committee and other officials concerned.
It learned about the overall preparations made for the joint conference in the north, the south and abroad and discussed the issues of making the joint conference a success.
It briefed its attendants on the noticeable achievements made in the preparations abroad such as the formation of preparatory committees in China, Japan, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe, Canada, the U.S., Oceania and other regions and the inauguration of a unified overseas side preparatory committee for the joint conference on July 27.
The meeting noted that public organizations and figures from broad sections of people such as workers, peasants, youth, students and women in south Korea are voicing support for the proposal on holding the joint conference and making positive efforts for the successful joint conference.
It pointed out that a stumbling block is lying in the way of the preparations for the joint conference due to the south Korean authorities' vicious obstructive moves and the formation of the national joint preparatory committee is being delayed as the south side preparatory committee has not yet been inaugurated, in particular.
Its participants said the south Korean authorities' act of disallowing various political parties, organizations and individual personages of south Korea to make preparations for opening the joint conference in denial of the just proposal of the DPRK is a very unreasonable, treacherous and anti-reunification act which can never be justified.
It has become impossible to hold the joint conference on August 15 owing to the obstructive moves of the anti-reunification forces at home and abroad but the great national conference for reunification to be attended by representatives of all the political parties and social organizations and individual personages in the north, the south and abroad should successfully take place come what may, it held.
Now that it has become difficult to hold the joint conference on Aug. 15, for the present, the meeting decided to immediately hold a working meeting of the north, south and overseas sides for pushing ahead with the preparations for it and discuss the orientation of the future activities and take relevant steps.
The north side preparatory committee expressed the will to make more positive and patient efforts in close touch with people from all walks of life in south Korea and abroad in order to successfully hold without fail the joint conference which will be of great significance in realizing the peace of the Korean peninsula and the independent reunification of the country. -0-
Emergency Measure Committee Spokesman Slams Vicious International Terrorism of Park Geun Hye Regime
Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Emergency Measure Committee for Rescuing Abducted Persons on Thursday gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA in connection with the fact that the south Korean puppet regime is keeping the women citizens of the DPRK abducted by it away from any contact with outside under the pretext of "personal safety " of the families of the abductees:
Progressive organizations of people from all walks of life in south Korea including the Bar Association for Democratic Society and the office of the UN high commissioner for Human Rights asked for interviews with the abductees of the DPRK, but the puppet regime turned it down under the pretext of "personal safety " of the families of the victims.
Meanwhile, the puppet regime let human scum talk such nonsense that if the "women, who voluntarily defected from the north," are opened to public, their families in the north would be in danger.
What the regime claimed is nothing but sheer sophism to prevent the disclosure of the truth about its thrice-cursed group allurement and abduction of women of the DPRK.
At the families' earnest request, we repeatedly demanded the south Korean puppet authorities allow their families to go to Seoul via Panmunjom to have face-to-face meeting with their children.
The families are now repeatedly calling on the south Korean puppet regime to allow them to meet their children, greatly angered by its continued detention of their children under the pretext of "group defection according to their free will."
This notwithstanding, the puppet group is vocal about "personal safety" of the families of the abductees. This is an intolerable insult to them and cheap propaganda aimed to tarnish the image of the dignified DPRK.
If the puppet forces did not abducted citizens of the DPRK, why do they refuse to make public the fate of the abductees and meet the request for informal interview with them made by international human rights organizations even today after the lapse of three months since they were taken to south Korea?
As clearly disclosed through the press conference with a stooge of the puppet Intelligence Service who was recently spotted and arrested in the DPRK, the puppet group has gone frantic in its smear campaign against the DPRK while appeasing and deceiving citizens of the DPRK and alluring and abducting them to south Korea and then misleading the public opinion by describing it as "voluntary defection from the north".
The puppet group is resorting to sleight of hand such as "personal safety" of families of abductees in a bid to justify its vicious act of putting them in custody and keeping them away from contact with outside. But it can never cover up its true colors as a group of international terrorists and human rights abusers.
Absolutely unpardonable is the hideous unethical and treacherous crime of the puppet group that is forcing their children to be separated from their parents against their will and seeking to make them fall victim to the farce of confrontation with fellow countrymen in the north.
The puppet group has to immediately stop the unbearable mental and physical persecution of the woman citizens of the DPRK and cruel "defection operation" and send them back to the embrace of the DPRK unconditionally.
We will continue to press for proactive measures to roundly disclose the truth behind the group abduction committed by the puppet group and realize the repatriation of the abductees. -0-