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Japanese Imperialists' Massacre of Koreans after Kanto Great Quake under Fire

Pyongyang, September 1 (KCNA) -- Due to a great earthquake which hit Tokyo and its vicinity on September 1, 1923, hundreds of thousands of dwelling houses and buildings collapsed in a moment and many people were crushed and burnt to death due to fire.

The Japanese imperialists, regarding the quake in Kanto area as a good chance for suppressing the Koreans in Japan, hurled army and police troops and gangsters into mercilessly killing more than 23 000 innocent Koreans in a little more than ten days, a spokesman for the Association of Korean Victims of Forcible Drafting and Their Bereaved Families said in a statement on Saturday.

The statement went on:
History records many natural disasters but knows no such massacre the Japanese imperialists committed in an extremely hideous manner by making Koreans a scapegoat in a bid to calm down the public uneasiness caused by a natural disaster and divert elsewhere the public discontent at the regime's unpopular rule.

The massacre committed against the Koreans in Japan right after the great Kanto quake clearly shows that the Japanese imperialists are, indeed, cutthroats with extreme misanthropy and national chauvinism, vampires, devilish manslaughters and sworn enemy of the Korean people.

Japan has not yet clearly probed the truth behind the massacre though 95 years have lapsed. Worse still, it has neither atoned nor apologized for the thrice-cursed crime.
No matter how much water may flow under the bridge, the DPRK will never forget all evil deeds committed by the Japanese imperialists but will surely force Japan to pay dearly for them.

The Japanese authorities should clearly know that their blood-stained past can never be justified and written off, and clearly probe the truth behind the massacre and make a sincere apology and reparation for it. -0-

Press Statement of Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry

Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- The spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea made public the following press statement on Thursday:

At the first historic DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks, the top leaders committed to work together toward putting an end to the extremely hostile relations through confidence building and establishing new DPRK-U.S. relations in favor of the requirements and interests of the peoples of two countries and to make active contribution to peace, security, and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula and over the world.

Whereas we already took such practical denuclearization steps as discontinuing nuclear test and ICBM test fire, followed by dismantling the nuclear test ground since the end of last year, the U.S. insisted on its unilateral demand of "denuclearization first" at the first DPRK-U.S. high-level talks held in Pyongyang in early July.

Nevertheless, for the sake of building confidence between the DRPK and the U.S., a foremost and indispensable process for implementation of the joint statement of the DPRK-U.S. summit, we took such broadminded measures as repatriating POW/MIA remains.

We hoped that these goodwill measures would contribute to breaking down the high barrier of mistrust existing between the DPRK and the U.S. and to establishing mutual trust. However, the U.S. responded to our expectation by inciting international sanctions and pressure against the DPRK.

The U.S. is attempting to invent a pretext for increased sanctions against the DPRK by mobilizing all their servile mouthpieces and intelligence institutions to fabricate all kinds of falsehoods on our nuclear issue. They made public the "North Korea Sanctions and Enforcement Actions Advisory" and additional sanctions, and called for collaboration in forcing sanctions and pressure upon us even at the international meetings.

Worse still, the U.S. is resorting to such highly despicable actions as hindering international organizations' cooperation with our country in the field of sports and forcing other countries not to send high-level delegations to the celebrations of the 70th founding anniversary of the DPRK.

Now the issue in question is that, going against the intention of president Trump to advance the DPRK-U.S. relations, who is expressing gratitude to our goodwill measures for implementing the DPRK-U.S. joint statement, some high-level officials within the U.S. administration are making baseless allegations against us and making desperate attempts at intensifying the international sanctions and pressure.

Expecting any result, while insulting the dialogue partner and throwing cold water over our sincere efforts for building confidence which can be seen as a precondition for implementing the DPRK-U.S. joint statement, is indeed a foolish act that amounts to waiting to see a boiled egg hatch out.

The international society is struck by this shameless and impertinent behavior of the U.S., and we also closely follow the U.S. behavior with high vigilance against their intentions.

As long as the U.S. denies even the basic decorum for its dialogue partner and clings to the outdated acting script which the previous administrations have all tried and failed, one cannot expect any progress in the implementation of the DPRK-U.S. joint statement including the denuclearization, and furthermore, there is no guarantee that the hard-won atmosphere of stability on the Korean Peninsula will continue.

We remain unchanged in our will to uphold the intentions of the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. and to build trust and implement in good faith the DPRK-U.S. joint statement step by step. The U.S. should, even at this belated time, respond to our sincere efforts in a corresponding manner. -0-

Chairmen of June 15 All-Korean Committee Meet

Pyongyang, June 25 KCNA) -- The chairmen of the north, south and overseas sides of All-Korean Committee for Implementation of June 15 Joint Declaration (June 15 All-Korean Committee) met here on June 21-22 to implement the historic Panmunjom Declaration.
Attending the meeting were members of the North Side Committee led by Chairman Pak Myong Chol, a delegation of the South Side Committee led by its Permanent Representative Ri Chang Bok and a delegation of the Overseas Side Committee led by Chairman Son Hyong Gun.

At the meeting they unanimously stressed that the north-south summit held in June 2000 for the first time after national division and the adoption of the June 15 joint declaration were a great national event which put an end to the history of mistrust and confrontation and ushered in a new era of the national reconciliation, unity, peace and reunification.

They expressed resolve to conduct a brisk movement for implementing the Panmunjom Declaration, saying that the present era is a new high stage of the June 15 era of reunification, and made an agreement on the following issues:

1. June 15 All-Korean Committee decided to hold fast to the June 15 joint declaration and its successor Panmunjom Declaration as a reunification milestone common to the nation and press ahead with the pan-national movement for implementation of the declaration and thus positively promote the national reconciliation and unity.

It decided to firmly adhere to the principle of national independence that the Korean nation decides its destiny by itself, in all activities for the improvement of the north-south relations and the national reunification.
It decided to proactively wage a campaign for defusing the military tension and removing the danger of war on the Korean Peninsula and resolutely reject any act obstructive to the implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration.

2. June 15 All-Korean Committee decided to launch a nationwide movement for supporting and implementing the Panmunjom Declaration with all Koreans at home and abroad.

It decided to hold joint national events with splendor on the anniversaries common to the nation such as the 11th anniversary of the October 4 declaration and actively promote visits, contacts and solidarity activities among the organizations of different circles, sections and regions in the north and the south and abroad, with a view to revving up the atmosphere for the implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration among all Koreans.

It decided to discuss the issue of holding August 15 joint national event, depending on the situation.
June 15 All-Korean Committee decided to make every effort for realizing a pan-national grand meeting for reunification.
It decided to jointly stage strong actions to make the Japanese authorities ensure the national rights and interests of Koreans in Japan and liquidate all the crimes committed against the Korean nation.

3. June 15 All-Korean Committee decided to expand itself as required by a new era of history.

It discussed the need to add the issue of implementing the Panmunjom Declaration to its statute and agreed to decide it at the meeting of June 15 All-Korean Committee in the future.
The participants in the meeting agreed to hold the meeting of June 15 All-Korean Committee on a regular basis at the beginning of every year and discuss the orientation of the movement for national reunification. -0-

Pomminryon Calls for Nation-wide Struggle for Implementing Panmunjom Declaration

Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- The north, south and overseas headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea's Reunification (Pomminryon) released a joint resolution on Saturday.

Stressing that the "Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Reunification of the Korean Peninsula" adopted at Panmunjom on April 27, 2018 is a historic landmark for ushering in a new era of independent reunification by carrying forward the July 4 joint statement, the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration, the resolution said:

The north, south and overseas headquarters of Pomminryon pledges as follows, hailing together with 80 million Koreans the historic Panmunjom declaration and reflecting the firm will to implement as early as possible this valuable agreement common to the nation;

1. We will positively put in practice the Panmunjom declaration, a new landmark for independent reunification.

Pomminryon will strictly reject the outsiders' interference and arbitrary practices threatening the destiny of all Koreans, open up a new era of independent reunification only in the principle and spirit of By Our Nation Itself, and actively work to establish a mechanism for permanent and durable peace of the Korean peninsula.

2. We will arrange a joint national event involving all circles of people without fail to lay a foundation for holding a great pan-national gathering for reunification.

Pomminryon will make the joint national events specified in the Panmunjom Declaration successful ones, and thus rev up the atmosphere for north-south reconciliation and cooperation and demonstrate the stronger will to achieve the great national unity and independent reunification.
Pomminryon will provide a foundation for the successful great pan-national gathering for reunification in the future by successfully hosting joint national events.

3. We will strive to immediately resolve the humanitarian issue caused by national division and make non-governmental exchange and cooperation brisk.

Pomminryon will make efforts to urgently settle the humanitarian matters caused by the national division and confrontation and vitalize non-governmental exchange and cooperation.

4. We will work hard to get all legal and institutional mechanisms disturbing national reconciliation and unity abrogated and to have the south headquarters of Pomminryon legitimized.

Pomminryon will strive to get the "Security Law", the biggest obstacle to national reconciliation and unity and development of the north-south relations, abrogated as early as possible.

5. Pomminryon will positively work to get the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK withdrawn and a peace treaty concluded.

The north, south and overseas headquarters of Pomminryon will more vigorously stage a nation-wide campaign for implementing the historic Panmunjom Declaration by pooling efforts of all Koreans. -0-

Press Statement by Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of DPRK

Pyongyang, May 24 (KCNA) -- Choe Son Hui, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, issued the following press statement on Thursday:
At an interview with Fox News on May 21, U.S. Vice-President Pence made unbridled and impudent remarks that north Korea might end like Libya, military option for north Korea never came off the table, the U.S. needs complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization, and so on.

As a person involved in the U.S. affairs, I cannot suppress my surprise at such ignorant and stupid remarks gushing out from the mouth of the U.S. vice-president.
If he is vice-president of "single superpower" as is in name, it will be proper for him to know even a little bit about the current state of global affairs and to sense to a certain degree the trends in dialogue and the climate of d?tente.

We could surmise more than enough what a political dummy he is as he is trying to compare the DPRK, a nuclear weapon state, to Libya that had simply installed a few items of equipment and fiddled around with them.
Soon after the White House National Security Adviser Bolton made the reckless remarks, Vice-President Pence has again spat out nonsense that the DPRK would follow in Libya's footstep. It is to be underlined, however, that in order not to follow in Libya's footstep, we paid a heavy price to build up our powerful and reliable strength that can defend ourselves and safeguard peace and security in the Korean peninsula and the region.

In view of the remarks of the U.S. high-ranking politicians who have not yet woken up to this stark reality and compare the DPRK to Libya that met a tragic fate, I come to think that they know too little about us.
To borrow their words, we can also make the U.S. taste an appalling tragedy it has neither experienced nor even imagined up to now.
Before making such reckless threatening remarks without knowing exactly who he is facing, Pence should have seriously considered the terrible consequences of his words.

It is the U.S. who has asked for dialogue, but now it is misleading the public opinion as if we have invited them to sit with us. I only wonder what is the ulterior motive behind its move and what is it the U.S. has calculated to gain from that.
We will neither beg the U.S. for dialogue nor take the trouble to persuade them if they do not want to sit together with us.

Whether the U.S. will meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown is entirely dependent upon the decision and behavior of the United States.
In case the U.S. offends against our goodwill and clings to unlawful and outrageous acts, I will put forward a suggestion to our supreme leadership for reconsidering the DPRK-U.S. summit. -0-

Panmunjom Declaration on Peace, Prosperity and Reunification of Korean Peninsula

Pyongyang, April 28 (KCNA) -- The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae In signed the "Panmunjom Declaration on Peace, Prosperity and Reunification of Korean Peninsula" on April 27, the full text of which reads:

Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un and President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae In had the north-south summit talks at the "House of Peace" in Panmunjom on April 27, 2018 at the significant time when a historic turn is being made in the Korean peninsula, reflecting the unanimous desire of all the Koreans for peace, prosperity and reunification.

The top leaders of the north and the south solemnly declared before the 80 million Koreans and the whole world that there would be no longer war and a new era of peace has opened on the Korean peninsula.

They declared as follows in the historic land of Panmunjom, reflecting the firm will to put an end to division and confrontation, an outcome of the Cold War, at the earliest date, courageously open up a new era of national reconciliation, peace and prosperity and more actively improve and develop the north-south ties:

1. The north and the south will achieve comprehensive and epochal improvement and development in the north-south ties and thus relink the severed blood vessel of the nation and bring earlier the future of common prosperity and independent reunification.

It is the unanimous desire of all the Koreans and urgent requirement of the times which brooks no further delay to improve and develop the north-south ties.

The north and the south confirmed the principle of national independence which specifies that the destiny of our nation is set by ourselves and agreed to open up a drastic phase in the improvement and development of the ties by thoroughly implementing the north-south declarations and all the agreements that had already been adopted.

The north and the south agreed to hold dialogues and negotiations in all fields including the high-level talks at an earliest possible date and take active measures to implement the matters that have been agreed on at the summit talks.

The north and the south agreed to set up a north-south joint liaison office where authorities of both sides will permanently reside in Kaesong area in order to ensure close discussion between the authorities and to satisfactorily provide NGO exchanges and cooperation.

The north and the south agreed to invigorate multi-faceted cooperation, exchanges, visits and contacts of people of all social standings in order to give further momentum to the atmosphere of national reconciliation and unity.

They agreed to actively promote joint national events participated in by people of all social standings including the authorities, parliaments, political parties, local autonomous bodies, and NGOs on the significant occasions of the north and south including June 15 and thus boost the atmosphere of reconciliation and cooperation inside while making joint advance into international games including 2018 Asian Games in order to demonstrate to the world the nation's resourcefulness, talents and unity.

The north and the south agreed to exert efforts for the rapid settlement of humanitarian issues that are attributable to the national division and have north-south Red Cross talks in order to discuss and settle all the issues including the reunion of separated families and relatives.
For the present, they agreed to hold the reunion of separated families and relatives with the upcoming August 15 as an occasion.

The north and the south agreed to actively promote the projects agreed in the October 4 declaration in order to achieve the balanced development and common prosperity of the nation's economy, and to take practical measures to relink and modernize railways and roads on the eastern and western coasts on a priority basis for their active use.

2. The north and the south will make joint efforts to defuse the acute military tensions and to substantially defuse the danger of a war on the Korean peninsula.

It is a very important issue related to the destiny of the nation and a very crucial issue for ensuring peaceful and stable life of the Koreans to defuse military tensions and remove the danger of war from the Korean peninsula.

The north and the south agreed to totally stop all hostile acts against the other side in all spaces including the ground, sea and air, the root cause of military tension and conflicts.
For the present, they agreed to stop all the hostile acts including the loud-speaker broadcasting and scattering of leaflets in the areas along the Military Demarcation Line from May 1, dismantle their means and make the DMZ substantial peace zone in the future.

The north and the south agreed to turn the area of the "northern limit line" in the West Sea into peace waters and take substantial measures to prevent accidental military conflicts and ensure safe fishing operations there.

The north and the south agreed to take various military measures depending on the invigoration of mutual cooperation, exchanges, visits and contacts.
The north and the south agreed to often have military authorities talks including the talks between the defence ministers in order to discuss and settle the military issues that may arise between the two sides without delay, and to hold General-level military talks within May, to begin with.

3. The north and the south will closely cooperate with each other to build a durable and lasting peace mechanism on the Korean peninsula.

It is a historic task which brooks no further delay to terminate the present abnormal armistice situation and establish a firm peace mechanism on the Korean peninsula.

The north and the south agreed to reconfirm the non-aggression agreement on non-use of any form of armed forces and strictly abide by it.
The north and the south agreed to realize disarmament in a phased manner depending on the removal of military tension and the substantial building of military confidence between the two sides.
The north and the south agreed to declare the end of war this year, the 65th anniversary of the Armistice Agreement, replace the AA with a peace accord and actively promote the holding of north-south-U.S. tripartite or north-south-China-U.S. four-party talks for the building of durable and lasting peace mechanism.
The north and the south confirmed the joint target on turning the Korean peninsula into a nuclear-free zone through the complete denuclearization.

The north and the south shared the acknowledgment that the active measures being taken by the north side are very significant and crucial steps for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, and agreed to fulfill each other's responsibility and role in the future.

The north and the south agreed to make active efforts to elicit support and cooperation from the international community for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

The top leaders of the north and the south agreed to frequently have an in-depth discussion on the important matters for the nation through regular talks and hotlines, deepen confidence and jointly work hard to further expand the favorable trend toward the sustained development of the north-south ties and peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean peninsula.

For the present President Moon Jae In agreed to visit Pyongyang this fall. -0-

Redemption of Past Is Legal, Moral Obligation of Japan

Pyongyang, April 1 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Association of Korean Victims of Forcible Drafting and Their Bereaved Families made public a statement on Sunday on the elapse of 80 years since the Japanese imperialists fabricated and proclaimed the criminal "National Mobilization Law".
The spokesman said that the Japanese reactionary ruling circles obsessed with the ambition for overseas invasion made public the above-said fascist law on April 1, 1938 to make up for human and material resources needed for the expansion of war and severely clamped down on the Korean people.

He went on: The Japanese imperialists took the Korean people to battlefields for war of aggression, forced labor and disgraceful sex slavery and inflicted pain and death upon them.
These atrocities against mankind can never be pardoned as they are the hideous human rights abuses unprecedented in history.

Nevertheless, the Japanese authorities and right-wing reactionaries force the history textbook full of embellishment and falsity to be used for education, claiming that there was no the forcible drafting of Koreans and in those days it was a "legal" in those days.
Worse still, they are taking the lead in crying out for the sanctions and pressure upon the DPRK in the international arena, not content with slandering the DPRK, the biggest victim, and are laying bare an attempt for reinvasion of the Korean peninsula while positively joining in the reckless U.S. military exercises against the DPRK.

What should not be overlooked is that they are severely infringing upon the democratic national rights and right to existence of the victims of forcible drafting and Korean citizens in Japan, their descendants.
Behind the Japanese reactionaries' vicious moves against the DPRK and the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) is a sinister aim to divert elsewhere the spearhead of bitter denunciation of the international community for their evading liquidation of past and, furthermore, to bury in oblivion the blood-stained past and carry out their old dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" by doubling the efforts for a military giant.

The liquidation of past is Japan's legal and moral obligation and historic task.
The Japanese authorities should immediately stop the anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK and all human rights abuses against Koreans in Japan and thoroughly make an apology and reparation for the victims and their bereaved families as early as possible. -0-

Congratulations to Chancellor of Germany

Pyongyang, March 16 (KCNA) -- DPRK Premier Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, Thursday sent a congratulatory message to Angela Merkel on her re-assumption of the important duty as chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Expressing the belief that the relations between the DPRK and Germany would develop on good terms in line with the desire and interests of the peoples of the two countries, the message wished her bigger successes in her work.

On the same day, DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho sent a congratulatory message to Heiko Maas upon his appointment as foreign minister of Germany. -0-

U.S. and Japan Flayed for Hampering Improvement of Inter-Korean Relations

Pyongyang, February 13 (KCNA) -- The director-general of the Institute for Disarmament and Peace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK issued a statement on Tuesday over the fact that the United States and Japan, taken aback by stirring atmosphere of improvement and reconciliation in the inter-Korean relations, are running amuck to put whatever obstacles on this development.

Noting that the U.S. and Japan incited confrontation and hostility towards the DPRK at the opening ceremony of the current Winter Olympics where the whole world has extended warm congratulations in delight and joy to the north and the south of Korea for being one, the statement says:
The reckless moves of the U.S. and Japan constitute an open challenge to our sincere efforts for improving the inter-Korean relations and creating peaceful climate on the Koran peninsula as well as to the world public aspiring to the regional and global peace and stability.

Whenever the north and the south of Korea were engaged in talks to improve their relations, which led to the heightened atmosphere for national reunification, the U.S. and Japan did never fail to create huge obstacles by conducting such deliberate aggressive maneuvers as the large-scale joint military exercises.

The above facts demonstrate once again that the U.S. and Japan are the very culprits of destroying peace, aggravating situation and obstructing national reunification on the Korean peninsula.
If the U.S. and Japanese reactionaries continue to move in a self-centered manner against our national aspirations for peace and reunification and the international support to it, they will gain only isolation.

The U.S and Japan should bear in mind that their vicious words and actions will only reveal their sinister and crafty intentions and invite international opposition and denunciation, and they would be well advised to stop their imprudent and reckless actions. -0-

U.S. Urged to Abandon Its Scheme to Prevent Detente on Korean Peninsula

Pyongyang, January 26 (KCNA) -- Choe Song Ho, a researcher of the room for international policy studies at the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences, on Jan. 25 issued a commentary titled "The U.S. should abandon its foolish scheme to prevent detente on the Korean Peninsula".
The commentary condemns the U.S., which once cried out for a peaceful solution to the Korean Peninsula issue, for making every possible effort to stop the present affirmative development of the inter-Korean relations based on concerted efforts.

Typical of such attempts is what the U.S did at the "foreign ministers' meeting on the security and stability on the Korean Peninsula" held in Vancouver of Canada, it says, and goes on:
The meeting was, in fact, for confab on a new war, not on the stability of the peninsula. It was attended by 20 countries and regions, including those which participated in the Korean War against the DPRK in the 1950s. At the meeting, the U.S. wooed them to ratchet up the sanctions and pressure on the DPRK with threatening words and cried out for a military option again.

U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson, in particular, fanned the confrontation with the DPRK by claiming that the efficiency of the U.S.-led maximum pressure strategy, such as sea blockade, should be raised and all the nations should pool their efforts to make the north pay more dearly. U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis, who appeared before the audience in neckties, made such violent remarks like the boss of gangsters that the scenario for war with north Korea has been ready and unless the meeting goes well, defense ministers' meeting will be held next, which stunned the audience.

Heavyweights of the U.S. political circle and administration made no scruple of hurling a stream of provocative remarks that it is high time the U.S. took the initiative by putting the DPRK on the defensive, it is necessary to stop the present trend in which the U.S. overturned with the DPRK's appeasement policy, and the Trump administration is very seriously examining the military option against the DPRK.

What merits a more serious attention is that the U.S. is further aggravating the tension by deliberately revealing that the extremely dangerous military action targeting the Korean Peninsula is not hot air.

It has been recently disclosed that an electronic warfare plane and a formation of special operation planes were secretly deployed in south Korea for ultra-precision surveillance on the DPRK. Those planes were said to have proved their combat effectiveness in theatres of wars such as former Yugoslavia, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Such ill-boding movements of the U.S., timed to coincide with the creation of a new climate for the detente and peace, go to prove that what the U.S. wants awake or asleep is not peace and stability on the peninsula but instability and the exacerbation of military tension and start of war for aggression on the DPRK.

The south Korean authorities have earnestly and repeatedly requested their American master to help them successfully hold the Winter Olympics they managed to have held in south Korea, but the answer was such disturbing movements and the aggravation of tension. Therefore, they have to know what a foolish thing they have expected.

The reality requires all Koreans to get awakened lest the U.S. meddle in the Korean Peninsula issue any longer and decisively reject such intervention by their concerted efforts in order to successfully hold the forthcoming great national event and bring about a turning point in the north-south relations development.

The U.S. is advised to understand that it would be seriously mistaken if it thinks that the situation of the peninsula would change as intended by it and would be controlled by it as it used to do.
The U.S. should be well aware of the Korean nation's fixed will for independent reunification and its powerful strength for peace, stop the reckless provocative adventures and make a reasonable and rational choice, though belatedly. -0-

Pomminryon S. Headquarters Calls for National Independence against U.S.

Pyongyang, January 16 (KCNA) -- The chairman of the South Headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea's Reunification (Pomminryon) on Jan. 10 called for national independence against the U.S. at an interview with a reporter of the south Korean internet paper Tongil News.

He hoped that the frozen south-north relations would thaw as early as possible and a breakthrough would be made for peace on the Korean Peninsula and national reunification with the south-north high-level talks as an occasion.
What is clear in the inter-Korean relations is to preserve the principle of national independence and there is nothing to talk without it, he declared, and went on:

The sustained efforts for the improvement of the inter-Korean relations should be made and at the same time anti-U.S. activities should not be neglected because the U.S. sanctions and pressure against the north persist and the U.S. strategy for domination over the Korean Peninsula still remains unchanged.

The warmer inter-Korean relation gets, the more desperate the U.S. gets to meddle in it. So, it is necessary to activate anti-U.S. actions so as to force the U.S. to take hands off the issue of the Korean nation and push ahead with them consistently.
The anti-U.S. actions should be conducted in demand of the breakup of the alliance with the U.S. and withdrawal of the U.S. forces from south Korea.

He stressed the need for the organization to form a mechanism for anti-U.S. actions with the movement for independence and reunification and intensify the anti-U.S. actions for disclosing the crimes the U.S. committed against the Korean nation and putting an end to the servile relations to the U.S. -0-

U.S. Sanctions and Pressure Racket Will Be Foiled: KAPPC Spokesman

Pyongyang, December 25 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC) in a statement Monday denounced the U.S. for committing another state-sponsored terrorism as adoption of anti-DPRK "sanctions resolution" 2397 on Dec. 23 after threatening and appeasing the UNSC member nations for over 20 days, taken aback by the DPRK's success in the test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-15.

The fabrication of another "sanctions resolution" proves once again that the brigandish U.S. imperialists are the sworn enemies of the Korean nation with whom we can no longer live together and principal enemies with whom we have to settle final accounts, the spokesman said, and went on:

Despite barbarous "sanctions resolutions" which the U.S. cooked up on nine occasions with the mobilization of every possible means and method, the DPRK kept to the path of nuclear possession for self-defence and finally realized the historic cause of completing the state nuclear force. It would be a great mistake to think that the 10th "sanctions resolution" would browbeaten the DPRK.

The U.S. should imagine what a catastrophic consequence it will face for whatever it takes against the world-level nuclear power DPRK - whether it is the sanctions resolution or military attack- before going wild.
It is common sense that escalating sanctions and pressure on the Korean peninsula, arsenal in Far East, would heat up the nuclear detonator.

The neighboring countries will be forced to make belated regret, if they harbor the foolish illusion that their support for the sanctions under the coercion of the U.S. would ensure security and pacify the surrounding situation and do not give up the despicable inner calculation of meeting their own selfish interests at the sacrifice of neighbor.

Explicitly speaking, our nuclear weapons are the ones of justice targeting the U.S. which has constantly threatened and blackmailed the DPRK with the tyrannical nuclear weapons, bringing dark clouds of a nuclear war to hang over us. It is never the ones of threatening China, Russia, and countries in Europe and Africa.

Time has come for the whole world to see clearly whose nuclear weapons defend the peace and stability in Korean peninsula and the rest of Asia-Pacific- the nuclear weapons of the brigandish U.S., enemy common to humankind, or the nuclear weapons of Juche Korea, fortress of independence and justice.

No one can ever check the dynamic advance of the army and people of the DPRK toward further bolstering the state nuclear force under the uplifted great banner of simultaneous development of the two fronts, defying the sanctions and pressure racket. -0-

Press Statement of DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesperson

Pyongyang, December 14 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson of the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a press statement on Thursday, which said:
Japan, holding the presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) during December this year and instigated by the United States, is now trying to make an evil use of its opportunity to convene a ministerial-level meeting of UNSC on "non-proliferation" issue of the DPRK.

The said meeting is none other than a desperate measure plotted by the U.S. being terrified by the incredible might of our Republic that has successfully achieved the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, the cause of building a rocket power, through the "great November event".

If "non-proliferation" issue is to be discussed, the first countries to be brought before the court of justice are the U.S. who is the kingpin of vertical and horizontal proliferation, pouring astronomical amount of funds into the modernization of nuclear weapons and hindering in every way the denuclearization of the Middle East, and Japan who keeps more than necessary stockpile of plutonium and seeks every opportunity to produce nuclear weapons.

Our possession of nuclear weapons was an inevitable self-defensive measure to defend our sovereignty and rights to existence and development from the U.S. nuclear threat and blackmail and if anyone is to blame for it, the U.S. is the very one who must be held accountable.
It is also disturbing to see the UN acting like a puppet of the U.S. and dancing to its tunes instead of keeping impartiality as the lifeline in its activities, true to its mission to preserve international peace and security.

It is UN of today that, while ignoring our repeated complaints to take up the issue of the provocative and aggressive joint military exercises, the most graphic manifestation of nuclear threat and blackmail of the U.S., keeps itself busy kowtowing to the U.S. that asserts sanctions and pressure against us by condemning our self-defensive measures.

As we have clarified in the government statement, the development and advancement of the strategic weapon of the DPRK are entirely to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country from the U.S. imperialists' nuclear blackmail policy and nuclear threat and to ensure the peaceful life of the people and therefore, they would not pose any threat to any country and region as long as the interests of the DPRK are not infringed upon.

The DPRK, as a responsible nuclear power and a peace-loving state, will sincerely fulfill its non-proliferation obligation assumed before the international society and put in every effort to achieve the noble cause of safeguarding world peace and stability. -0-

FM Spokesman on Planned Joint Aerial Drill by U.S. and S. Korea

Pyongyang, December 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Saturday made public the following statement:

The U.S. is planning to carry out the largest-ever joint aerial drill with its south Korean stooges targeting the DPRK from December 4 to 8 and push the current touch-and-go situation of the Korean peninsula to a flare-up.
More than 230 fighters from the U.S. air force bases in Japan and south Korea including its latest stealth fighters F-22 Raptor and F-35, the U.S. major strategic assets as well as some 12 000 U.S. troops are to participate in the said drill.

The drill would be unprecedented in its size and nature of simulating actual combat situation as well as in the number of the U.S. major strategic assets including F-22 Raptor and F-35 stealth fighters to be involved.
The U.S. is publicly touting the objective of the drill as enhancing the actual combat capability to disable the DPRK's major strategic bases in the early stages of war.

It has just wound up the large-scale nuclear war drill against the DPRK that involved three nuclear powered aircraft carrier strike groups, and they are prompting the speculation that the U.S. nuclear attack on the DPRK is a possible scenario.
The Trump team is begging for nuclear war by staging an extremely dangerous nuclear gamble on the Korean peninsula.

The international community terms the moves of the U.S. very alarming and is keeping a close watch on them with great concern and anxiety as the U.S. is engrossed in making successive military provocations mobilizing greater amount of its nuclear strategic assets than ever, thereby driving the situation of the Korean peninsula to the brink of crisis.

The facts above evidently show who is the real nuclear war maniac and the "nuclear demon" that disrupts and destroys peace of the Korean peninsula and the world.

The moves of the U.S. to "demonize" the DPRK while condemning its legitimate and righteous measures to strengthen the self-defensive nuclear deterrence as a threat to global peace and security can be regarded as a prelude to nuclear war since these moves are geared to forge a pretext for nuclear attack on the DPRK.

As stipulated in the Decree of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK on further consolidating the status of a self-defensive nuclear weapons state, the mission of the state nuclear force of the DPRK is to deter and repel the U.S. invasion and attack against the country, and carry out crushing retaliatory strikes on the bases of aggression.

The latest developments clearly prove once again that peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the world can be maintained only when an effective balance of force is established between the DPRK and the U.S.
The international community should identify who is begging and heading for nuclear war and hold the U.S. totally accountable as the destroyer and disruptor of global peace.

Should the Korean peninsula and the world be embroiled in the crucible of nuclear war because of the reckless nuclear war mania of the U.S., the U.S. will have to accept full responsibility for it. -0-

Korea-Europe Association Spokesperson Blasts NATO Secretary General for His Rubbish

Pyongyang, November 1 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Korea-Europe Association Wednesday issued the following press statement:
During his recent visit to Japan, the secretary general of NATO absurdly claimed that he was concerned about the north Korean missiles which are capable of reaching most parts of Europe and the western states of the U.S. and that the nuclear and missile programme of north Korea is a threat to Europe and the rest of the world that demands international response.

Before leaving for Japan he had an interview with Japanese media at which he said that NATO had the resolve and capability to strike back to protect its member states from the ballistic missiles of north Korea, and that north Korea should be made to pay if it continued to pursue nuclear and missile development.
It is a wicked sophistry of turning things upside down to condemn our possession of nukes as "a threat to Europe and the rest of the world".

The confrontation between the DPRK and the U.S. whereby the U.S. poses nuclear threat to the DPRK while considering it a hostile country and the DPRK stands up to the U.S. to defend the dignity and sovereignty of the country and nation; this is the true picture of the situation on the Korean peninsula.

As we have made it clear on several occasions including the UN General Assembly, the DPRK has no intention of using or threatening to use its nuclear weapons against any other countries as long as they do not take part in the U.S. military action against the DPRK. It is ridiculous for the secretary general of NATO, who is all too well aware of the stance of the DPRK, to rhyme with Trump and his remarks about the "global threat" like a little parrot.

It is obvious that NATO is an organization that relies on the U.S. military, but it is still hard to understand why the secretary general, for the head of the organization he is, would imitate Trump more zealously than any U.S. citizen or official of the U.S. administration that he is not.
The intention of the secretary general of NATO who denies the essence of the Korean peninsula issue and makes a U.S. stooge of himself cannot be construed otherwise than pursuing a wicked aim of a certain kind.

His deliberate promotion of the idea of "threats of north Korean missiles on Europe" implies that he is anxious to instigate NATO member states into confrontation with the DPRK and create an atmosphere favorable for NATO's involvement in the war when it breaks out on the Korean peninsula.
The NATO secretary general should be fully aware that his reckless acts of kowtowing to the U.S. would only bring danger to Europe, and he had better behave with discretion. -0-

No Force Can Check Advance of DPRK: CCNR

Pyongyang, October 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation in a statement Monday said Trump and his group are going on the rampage, lost to reason, being taken aback by the strong retaliatory will of the army and people of the DPRK.
Trump put into force the executive order, while ramping up sanctions against the DPRK, and is spouting such rubbish that "north Korea won't be around much longer", "military option will be very destructive" and "he will set right the north issue spoiled by the predecessors".

Not content with calling for regular deployment of nuclear strategic assets on the Korean peninsula together with the south Korean puppet forces, the U.S. is staging a combined infiltration drill to irritate the DPRK.
The U.S. frantic moves are a revelation of the feelings of defeat, shame and weakness of the U.S. unable to check the dynamic advance of the DPRK toward the final goal of perfecting the nuclear force of the state, and also an expression of uneasiness and horror about its imminent tragic end, the statement said, and went on:

All facts prove that the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK is, in essence, a policy for massacring the Koreans aimed to ignite a nuclear war on this land at any cost and exterminate all living things on the land.
The bat-blind men, who can never understand from where the invincible might of socialist Korea and the tremendous vitality of the Korean people stem, are trying to threaten others by brandishing rot sanctions stick and letting out rubbish. But this is a ridiculous act.

Steadfast is the determination and will of the army and people of the DPRK to bring about the final victory without fail in do-or-die battle for hastening the final ruin of the U.S. imperialists and in the battle for national reunification with the dignity and honor of Juche Korea.
No force on the earth can check the DPRK advancing with the might of self-reliance, upholding the banner of simultaneously developing the two fronts under the guidance of the great party. -0-

Workers Will Deal Sledge-Hammer Blow at War Maniacs: C.C., GFTUK

Pyongyang, September 26 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea (GFTUK) in a statement Tuesday said the historic statement made by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un to deal a stern sledge-hammer blow at the U.S. imperialist aggressors is a declaration of Juche Korea which clearly represented the strong spirit and retaliatory will of all the people including the workers.

The U.S. war maniacs like Trump made the open declaration of war, much upset and seized by extreme frustration in the face of the dazzling achievements made by the DPRK in its efforts to reach the final destination in rounding off the state nuclear force, but the declaration is nothing but a last ditch effort of those facing the ruin, the statement said, and went on:

For the sake of independent life of the workers all over the world, such unpopular society like the U.S. which is getting corpulent at the cost of blood shed by the billions of peoples has to disappear from the earth and such popular country as the DPRK has to prosper for eternity.

The workers of the DPRK are full of enthusiasm to supply more Korean-style strategic weapons and ultra-modern war hardware to fronts at a faster speed which are waiting for the order for the final showdown with the U.S. and the order for the grand advance for Korea's reunification so that Trump and his group might not bluff any more.

We will wage increased production drive, creation drive and general charge drive through the great surge of self-reliance to settle accounts with the U.S. imperialists, and demonstrate the stamina of the Korean working class once again to the war maniacs hell bent on anti-DPRK sanctions and pressure.

We, the Kim Il Sung-Kim Jong Il working class, will turn out in the do-or-die battle with the U.S. in hearty response to the call of the respected Supreme Leader and force with the dignity and honor of Juche Korea the old deranged man to pay a dear price and bring about the final victory without fail. -0-

U.S. Will Pay High Price for Hurting DPRK: NPCK

Pyongyang, September 23 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the National Peace Committee of Korea Saturday issued a statement expressing full support for the historic statement released by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, who declared the U.S. chief executive would pay a high price for his vitriol calling for the total destruction of the DPRK.

There has not been such boss of gangsters among the successive U.S. presidents as wicked Trump who let out without hesitation such violent words as "total destruction" of a sovereign state, the statement said, adding:
Trump asserted without flickering of an eyelash that "If a war breaks out, it happens on the Korean peninsula and if some thousands of people are killed, it happens there, not in the U.S. mainland". He, who cried out the extermination of the Korean nation, is a blood-thirsty beast indulged in massacring.
It is just the U.S., empire of evils, that should be totally destroyed and wiped off from the surface of our planet.

In order to ensure peace in the Korean peninsula and the world and guarantee wellbeing and prosperity of humankind, it is necessary not to make Trump, a source of the world's worst misfortune, survive to run amuck and not to make the U.S. exist on this planet as it only inflicts untold suffering and misfortune upon the Korean nation and humankind.

"Let's annihilate the U.S. imperialist aggressors, the sworn enemy!" this is a decision of the Korean nation getting stronger with each passing day.
Time only will show what a dear price the U.S. will have to pay for the crimes they committed against the Korean nation through generations.
A rabid dog, Trump and his clique will keenly realize what disastrous consequences are entailed by his recklessly barking at the DPRK after misunderstanding it. -0-

S. Korean Authorities' Moves to Extend Intelligence Sharing Agreement under Fire

Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation Tuesday released a statement to denounce the south Korean puppet authorities for recently agreeing with the Japanese reactionaries to extend the south Korea-Japan military intelligence protection agreement.

The statement said: The said agreement, which the Park Geun Hye group of traitors concluded with Japan in November last year under the pressure and backstage manipulation of the U.S., aims at the bilateral exchange of information on surveillance and espionage on the northern half of the Republic under the pretext of coping with the "nuclear threat from the north" and contingency. But it serves as a prelude for tightening a military nexus between south Korea and Japan and accelerating in real earnest the tripartite military alliance led by the U.S. in the main.

What merits a serious attention, in particular, is that it serves as an extremely dangerous and criminal sycophantic and treacherous agreement paving a broader road of reinvasion on the Korean peninsula for the Japanese reactionaries bent on the revival of militarism, dreaming of realizing the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" under the cloak of "exchange of intelligence."

The puppet authorities' act of extending the agreement following in the footsteps of traitor Park Geun Hye betrays the despicable design to stand in confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north to the last in collusion with the Korean nation's sworn enemy.

The statement charged that such moves are little short of zealously toeing the hostile policy of the U.S. imperialists and Japanese reactionaries, which fault the measures of the DPRK for bolstering up the self-defensive nuclear force and work hard to provoke a nuclear war against it, and a heinous schme to stand in confrontation with the fellow countrymen.

It went on: The farce staged by the puppet regime to extend the agreement in the wake of the additional deployment of THAAD more vividly reveals their deep-rooted slavish submission and the shabby plight of the poor colonial stooges.

As long as the present puppet authorities of south Korea regard the policy of toeing the foreign forces as "a cure all," talking about "cooperation" with the sworn enemy crazy for wild ambition to invade Korea, the improvement of the north-south relations based on the spirit of By Our Nation Itself can not be expected. It is becoming ever clearer.
The puppet authorities will face strong anti-Japanese resistance of the south Korean public for their such foolish deed as pricking their own eyes with their fingers. -0-

DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hits U.S. Vice-President's Reckless Action

Pyongyang, August 19 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on Saturday over the fact that the vice-president of the U.S. requested several countries in Latin America to sever diplomatic relations with the DPRK:

Recently, the vice-president of the U.S., during his junket to Chile, requested Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Peru to sever diplomatic relations with the DPRK.
This was not the first time for the U.S. to urge the countries which have friendly and cooperative relations with the DPRK to sever the diplomatic and economic relations with it.

The U.S. is exerting pressure on many countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe to break off all relations with the DPRK.
This high-handed measure only reveals the rabid selfishness and arrogance of the U.S. that intends to sacrifice the entire globe for its own interests, and shows that its hostile policy toward the DPRK has reached extremes.

The U.S. pressure to sever the relations constitutes outrageous interference in the internal affairs of independent sovereign states and an open challenge to international law and order that invite condemnation and rejection.
If the U.S. malicious campaign of sanctions and pressure against the DPRK is ignored and permitted, all other countries are bound to fall victim to its interference in their internal affairs.

The DPRK will continue to further strengthen and develop the friendly and cooperative relations with countries around the world on the principles of independence, peace and friendship.
No matter who may say what, the DPRK remains committed to its righteous and responsible efforts to frustrate the unjust and illegal sanctions and pressure campaign, defend the country's dignity and strategic status and realize genuine international justice. -0-