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-