CCNR Issues Open Questionnaire to S. Korean Authorities
Pyongyang, June 24 (KCNA) -- The Consultative Council for National Reconciliation (CCNR) issued an open questionnaire addressed to the south Korean authorities on Friday.
In the questionnaire, the Council said that the statement of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK, which clarified the principled stand to usher in a new era for the improved north-south relations and independent reunification on the basis of the noble idea of By Our Nation Itself on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration, has commanded unanimous support of all the fellow countrymen in the north and the south and abroad.
But the present south Korean authorities keep mum about the fundamental and principled issue for improvement of the north-south relations, reading the faces of the U.S. and the conservative group, and do not hesitate to reveal their scheme for sanctions and pressure on the DPRK, finding fault with its legitimate step for bolstering the nuclear force for self-defense, it pointed out.
Saying that due to such irresolute and inappropriate attitude, the north-south relations still fail to escape from the mire of catastrophe even an inch, in like manner as the period of the conservative regime, the CCNR made the following open questionnaire to the south Korean authorities in the name of the whole nation:
1. Do you have a willingness to reject cooperation with foreign forces and solve the north-south relations independently on the basis of the idea of By Our Nation Itself.
2. Can you make a decision to stop the south Korea-U.S. joint military exercises, main factor of aggravating the situation on the Korean peninsula.
3. Do you have a will to unconditionally stop all sorts of mud-slinging inciting mistrust and animosity between the fellow countrymen.
4. Can you respond to the DPRK's stand on taking practical measures to remove military conflicts between the north and the south.
5. Are you ready to come out for a dialogue with the DPRK, without raising "the north's nuclear issue".
6. Can you retract the stand for "sanctions and pressure accompanied by dialogue", recognizing that it would only worsen the north-south relations.
7. Can you take bold steps to liquidate the wrongdoings of the conservative group of traitors that brought catastrophic results--total rupture of the north-south relations.
8. Can you show their willingness for improved north-south relations by repatriating DPRK women citizens who were abducted by the conservative group.
9. Can you actively join in the unanimous desire and efforts of all the fellow countrymen in the north and the south and overseas for holding a pan-national conference.
The south Korean authorities should give definite answers to these questions reflecting the will of the whole nation, mindful that all Koreans are watching their attitude, the Council stressed. -0-
KAPPC Spokesman Urges U.S. to Stop Sanctions and Pressure on DPRK
Pyongyang, June 10 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC) in a statement Saturday denounced the U.S. for its frantic racket for putting military pressure and sanctions on the DPRK.
The Trump group staged the madcap preemptive nuclear strike drills against the DPRK after deploying two nuclear carrier strike groups in the East Sea of Korea and by introducing B-1B strategic bombers from Guam. Then they brought nuclear submarine into Pusan Port and on May 30 held a missile interception test simulating the DPRK's inter-continental ballistic rocket attack.
On June 1 they made public "independent sanctions" on the DPRK and on June 3 spearheaded the adoption of another "sanctions resolution" by use of voting machine of the UN.
The statement branded this as the most hideous hostile act negating the right to independence and existence of the DPRK, and an extremely dangerous provocative act of pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula already on the verge of explosion into the extreme phase.
Saying that it is shameless sophism and the height of high-handed and arbitrary practices for the U.S. and its vassal forces to find fault with the measures of the DPRK for increasing the military capabilities for self-defence, the statement clarified the following principled stand of the DPRK:
1. The U.S. and its vassal forces have to clearly understand that with nothing can they deprive the DPRK of its full-fledged right to have access to nuclear deterrence.
The U.S., which forced the DPRK to have access to nuke, is speaking in public of "dialogue" which premises the "complete nuclear dismantlement" and ratcheting up sanctions and pressure. However, the DPRK will not be taken aback into laying down the nuke which it has already had a firm hold on.
2. The U.S. and its vassal forces have to drop the foolish ambition of browbeating the DPRK through frantic sanctions and military pressure.
American-style bluffing and arbitrary practices, by which it makes only those weak countries without nuke its military plaything, will never work on the DPRK.
3. The U.S. persistent racket for sanctions and military pressure on the DPRK will accelerate the miserable end of the American empire.
The U.S. has to clearly understand its rival and immediately stop the provocative sanctions and reckless military pressure, which is as foolish, reckless and suicidal an act as touching the fully-charged nuclear detonator. -0-
DPRK's Strength Declares End to U.S. Strategy of Horror
Pyongyang, May 20 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency Friday issued an article "DPRK's strength declares end to the U.S. strategy of horror" as regards the successful test-fire of ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12, another slap in the face of the bluffing U.S.
The birth of "Juche weapon", another powerful treasured sword for independence, is a great event in the history as it showed the world how to control the U.S. seeking tyranny and war and resorting to nuclear blackmail, and it is the offspring of the inexhaustible strength of the rapidly developing DPRK, the article notes, and says:
Today, the strategy of horror and bluffing of the U.S. trying to test on the DPRK while vociferating about "maximum pressure and engagement", can never work the DPRK.
The strategy of horror has been frequently employed to attain the aggression aims by creating extremely disturbed feelings and threatening circumstances against other countries and nations. It is based on the "gunboat diplomacy" of big powers which came out to make colonies in modern times.
When the "gunboat diplomacy" was prevalent in aggressor countries, the U.S., too, had used it as one of the main ways for overseas aggression.
The U.S. emerged the first nuclear weapons state and the ringleader of imperialism ahead of the end of the Second World War, and it changed its "gunboat diplomacy" into the nuclear blackmail strategy, more violent.
When the world political structure was divided into socialism and capitalism after the war, the U.S. strategy was focused on blackmailing and collapsing the ever-more developing socialist countries.
The U.S. mobilized its citizens into the frantic "Red-hunting" by inciting reactionary "McCarthyism" and declared its overseas version of the Cold War and staged on a full scale the military confrontation with socialist countries while launching the black propaganda branding them as "devils".
The U.S. strategy of horror reached to the extremes in pursuing the hostile policy toward the DPRK.
In the middle of the last century the U.S. ignited the Korean War and threatened with A-bomb the Korean people who suffered the first nuclear disaster by its A-bomb attack on Japan.
Its strategy of horror has reached the worst phase after the emergence of the Trump administration.
The Trump administration put forward the settlement of the nuclear issue of the DPRK as the first item of its diplomacy and security policy and confirmed "maximum pressure and engagement" as its DPRK policy. Talking about "approach to north Korea means preemptive attack", it makes no scruple to show that its strategy is hard-line hostile policy eclipsing the policies of the preceding administrations.
It mobilized high-ranking officials of the White House and media to launch a massive threatening offensive, saying that "the military option is on the table and a solution to the north Korea issue is the only military action." Not content with this, Trump repeatedly posted on his twitter "warnings" to the DPRK, labeling it target of "world threats".
The Trump administration massively hurled the U.S. nuclear strategic assets and special warfare forces and equipment into the largest-ever joint military drills Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 17 to conduct the exercises for preemptive attack aiming at "removal of the supreme leadership" of the DPRK and "overthrow of its social system," thus bringing another nuclear war crisis to the Korean peninsula.
Together with the dangerous nuclear blackmail strategy involving triad-strategic assets such as nuclear strategic bomber, ICBM and nuclear submarine, the U.S. strategy of horror is being implemented in an all-round way and multiple forms by forcing neighboring countries of the DPRK and other countries concerned to politically and diplomatically isolate the DPRK and impose tougher economic sanctions and persistent cultural infiltration.
The earth is under the reign of the jungle law, and justice and truth are violated owing to the U.S. strategy of horror which is disturbing the world peace and security and bringing unrest and crisis to the international community.
However, the U.S. tyrannical strategy of horror can never work on the DPRK only.
The DPRK has not hesitated nor vacillated in the standoff of more than 70 years with the U.S., "the only superpower in the world" which other nuclear possessors dare not oppose. It has staunchly advanced along the road of independence, Songun and socialism with the offensive fighting spirit and indomitable will.
The strength of the DPRK, which is rapidly developing despite arrogance of the U.S., and its strong spirit to beat back the empire of evils prove that the U.S. noisy strategy of blackmail is the bluffing one, only able to play the weak countries and nations without nukes like jellyfish, and the "empty gun strategy".
The great strength of the DPRK is now terrifying the U.S. which boasts that it has thousands of nuclear warheads and it is "the world's biggest economic entity." This strength does by no means come from money or A-bomb. It is just the strength of the great idea, the strategic depth guaranteeing the victory of the DPRK and the decisive factor of its victory.
Today the DPRK is displaying its dignity as an invincible power with the might of great idea, single-minded unity that can never be broken even by nukes, tremendous military strength and inexhaustible self-development force.
Gone are days never to return when the U.S. could threaten the DPRK with nukes. The U.S. is no longer an existence of threat and horror to the DPRK and, on the contrary, the latter poses the biggest threat and horror to the U.S.
Great is the strength of the DPRK which is leading the building of a new world, peaceful and prosperous, while foiling the U.S. strategy of horror woven with high-handed and arbitrary practices, aggression and intervention.
The DPRK will as ever defend itself with the strength of justice and reliably ensure peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the region and the rest of the world. -0-
DPRK Permanent Mission to UN Issues Press Statement
Pyongyang, May 13 (KCNA) -- The permanent mission of the DPRK to the United Nations on Thursday issued a press statement to clarify the stand of the DPRK government over the fact that the anti-DPRK moves of the U.S. and the abuse of power by the UNSC Committee, established pursuant to resolution 1718(2006) on the DPRK, have gone to the extremes.
Nowadays the U.S. resorts to the foolish scheme to encourage the increased environment for implementation of the "sanction resolutions" against the DPRK, staging such closed briefings by the Committee for each regional group countries at the UN Headquarters one after another, which are unprecedented ever in the UN history, the press statement pointed out, saying:
The U.S. raises its voice before the member states, claiming that many countries are not fully engaged in implementation of the "sanction resolutions" against the DPRK and even intimidating others into the implementation, openly threatening that member nations would be faced with "strong measures of sanction" if they do not implement or show less interest in fulfilling their obligation to implement the "sanction resolutions".
This only shows illegality and injustice of the "sanction resolutions" cooked up and imposed by the U.S. against the DPRK.
It is self-evident truth that there is no need going to the trouble of begging or blackmailing others into the implementation of "resolutions", if they were regarded reasonable, fully based on justice and clear with their legal ground that could be accepted by the international community.
Besides, there is no other way but to interpret it as the behavior of arrogation that the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718(2006) on the DPRK raised questions even on normal trading deals and operation of restaurants between countries as "illegal acts" by overturning interpretation of the UN "resolution", which clearly stipulates that it is not intended to have adverse humanitarian consequences for the civilian population of the DPRK or to affect negatively those activities, including economic activities and cooperation.
It will be only a laughing stock of the international community that with hysteria about sanctions, the U.S. has mistaken even ordinary restaurants run by the DPRK abroad for nuke or ballistic rocket manufacturers, so frightened at the tremendous military strength of the DPRK with nuclear force as a pivot, and the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718(2006) on the DPRK has been reduced to the mere tool of executing U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
If the UNSC considers that its "sanction resolutions" are legitimate, then there will be no reason for it not to meet the repeated demand of the DPRK for an international forum of legal experts to clarify the legal basis of the "resolutions".
The UNSC, before it forces other countries to implement the "resolutions", should reconsider why they are not being implemented and should try to clarify their legality in the proposed forum.
The DPRK government determines such crazy hostile acts being committed by the U.S. and the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718(2006) on the DPRK under the pretext of sanctions as a heinous crime against humanity aimed to trample down the sovereignty of the DPRK and its people's right to existence and thus pull the country back into the life of dark age, disregarding the basics of the international law and common sense of legitimate trade deals among countries, and therefore totally rejects such kinds of "resolutions". -0-
Press Release of North Side Preparatory Committee for Pan-National Conference
Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- The North Side Preparatory Committee for the Pan-National Conference for Peace and Reunification of the Country and Development of North-south Relations made public a press released on Monday.
According to it, a ceremony for inaugurating the preparatory committee of workers organizations in the north and the south for the Pan-National Conference took place in the north and the south of Korea on the 127th May Day.
Attending the ceremony in Pyongyang were officials of the C.C., General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea (GFTUK), members of its reunification committee and delegates of industrial and regional trade unions, including the C.C., Metal and Machine Trade Union of Korea, the C.C., Education and Culture Trade Union of Korea, the C.C., Transport and Fishery Trade Union of Korea, the C.C., Mining and Power Trade Union of Korea and the Pyongyang City Committee of the GFTUK.
After speeches were made there, solidarity letters from the south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and the Federation of Trade Unions of south Korea were read out.
Then, a preparatory committee of workers organizations in the north and the south for the Pan-National Conference was formed with the chairmen of workers organizations in the north and the south as co-chairmen.
And it discussed an action program to enhance the vanguard role of workers organizations in the north and the south in ensuring the Pan-National Conference in close touch with the north, south and overseas side preparatory committees for the Conference.
The ceremony adopted an inaugural declaration of the preparatory committee of workers organizations in the north and the south for the Conference which was agreed between the workers organizations in the north and the south.
In the declaration the workers organizations in the north and the south said that the Pan-National Conference would become a significant occasion in implementing the north-south agreements to improve the north-south relations and open a new heyday of peace of the country and its independent reunification, underscoring the need to orient all exchanges and solidarity activities to be conducted between the workers organizations in the north and the south this year to holding the Conference.
Stressing that they would launch proactive and staunch activities to strengthen the forces for great national unity and check the war and confrontation moves of the separatist forces at home and abroad, the declaration expressed the firm resolution of the workers in the north and the south, the eldest son of the nation and engine of independent reunification, to take the lead in implementing the north-south declarations and holding the Pan-National Conference.
Meanwhile, a ceremony of the preparatory committee of the workers organizations in the south and the north for the Pan-National Conference took place in Seoul with delegates of organizations of all social standings attending, under the sponsorship of the south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and the Federation of Trade Unions of south Korea.
A solidarity letter from the GFTUK Central Committee was read out at the ceremony. -0-
U.S. Provocative Option Will Meet Toughest Counteraction of DPRK: KPA General Staff
Pyongyang, April 14 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) issued a statement Friday as regards the extremely dangerous situation prevailing on the Korean peninsula due to the Trump administration's reckless military provocation.
The Trump administration of the U.S. began to disclose its brigandish nature timed to coincide with Key Resolve and Foal Eagle nuclear war games now under way in across south Korea, the statement said, and went on:
The DPRK policy shaped by the Trump administration is first to put high-intensity sanctions and pressure together with someone, second to constantly keep tactical nuclear weapons deployed in south Korea and third to launch an independent military action aimed at "beheading operation" against the leadership of the DPRK and "preemptive strike".
In actuality, the Trump administration, which made a surprise cruise guided missile strike at Syria on April 6, has entered the path of open threat and blackmail against the DPRK, describing it as "a strong warning message" to it.
The U.S. State secretary, Defense secretary and other officials concerned with security of the U.S. are openly crying out more often than not for launching an independent military action against the DPRK.
Under the prevailing situation where the Trump administration's serious military hysteria has reached a dangerous phase which can no longer be overlooked, the KPA General Staff re-clarifies its principled stand as follows upon authorization:
1. All the brigandish provocative moves of the U.S. in the political, economic and military fields pursuant to its hostile policy toward the DPRK will thoroughly be foiled through the toughest counteraction of the army and people of the DPRK.
Our toughest counteraction against the U.S. and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive.
Under the prevailing grave situation, the U.S. has to come to its senses and make a proper option for the solution of the problem.
The army and people of the DPRK will as ever courageously counter those who encroach upon the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK and will always mercilessly foil all the provocative options of the U.S. with Korean-style toughest counteraction. -0-
KSDP Sends Appeal to Parties, Organizations and Personages of S. Korea
Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party Friday sent an appeal to the political parties, organizations and personages of different social standings in south Korea.
The situation remains so tense on the Korean peninsula due to the reckless nuclear war drills being staged by the U.S. and south Korean military gangsters that a nuclear war may break out any moment, the appeal said, and went on:
Different forms of war drills for aggression on the north were staged in south Korea every year but never there has been such worst saber-rattling in its nature, goal and scale as the on-going war rehearsals.
The reality goes to prove that the moves of the U.S. imperialists for a nuclear war have gone beyond the critical phase.
All Koreans should turn out in the struggle to resolutely check the reckless nuclear war drills of the U.S. and south Korean warmongers.
It is the stand of our Social Democratic Party that to prevent a war and protect peace is the way for defending the life of the fellow countrymen and safety of the nation.
All the parties and people from all walks of life in south Korea should rise up in the anti-U.S., anti-war struggle for peace, clearly seeing through the nature of the U.S., the chieftain of aggression and disturber of peace.
It is the urgent demand for preventing a war and protecting peace to wipe out the traitors bringing a nuclear war disaster while serving the U.S. in disregard of the destiny and interests of the nation.
All the south Korean people should dynamically turn out in the actions to make a clean sweep of the elements keen on confrontation with the fellow countrymen and war maniacs, holding higher the candlelight of justice which severely punished the worst sycophant and traitor Park Geun Hye.
The KSDP is convinced that political parties, organizations and people of different social standings in south Korea who love justice and peace will courageously turn out in the sacred struggle for peace against war and independent reunification in hearty response to our patriotic call. -0-
National Reunification Institute Exposes True Nature of S. Korean Puppet Army
Pyongyang, March 25 (KCNA) -- The National Reunification Institute of the DPRK issued a white paper Saturday disclosing the despicable true nature of the south Korean puppet army, a group that has become more corrupt and undisciplined under the rule of traitor Park Geun Hye.
Jeering at the south Korean puppet army as a scare-crow army caught by war-weariness, the white paper says:
According to information revealed by the puppet National Assembly, the number of soldiers, who were discharged due to proclivity to evasion of military service and aversion to it developing into mental diseases, stood at over 15 000 in 2016 alone, five times as many as the figure under the Lee Myung Bak regime as a whole. Every year an average of 3 400 young people seek foreign nationalities for the evasion of military service.
73 percent of middle- and low-ranking military officers and 85 percent of non-commissioned officers have the tendency to evade service and over 85 000 soldiers request discharges from service, complaining of melancholy and other mental troubles, according to data minimized by the puppet military.
Branding the south Korean army as a group of undisciplined men resembling the corrupt "yusin" prostitute, the white paper goes on:
When the puppet defence ministry ordered "contingency" in February 2013, more than 240 military bosses including the air chief of staff and the navy chief of staff were dined and wined in a back parlor and played golf, after sending their soldiers to the first line, which sparked off a social uproar.
An average of one suicide in three days is reported in the army and those who were confirmed not to be appropriate for service doubled as before. A total of 49 300 soldiers are classified to belong to soldiers of "concern and danger" as they are judged to be capable of committing such crimes as opening fire into superiors and colleagues with the development of symptom of mental derangement attributable to harsh exercises and physical torture.
The south Korean puppet army is a huge Mafia group trained by the "yusin" descendent.
With the traits of making money through the supply of cheap and poorly-made munitions to military units after being bribed by munitions businesses prevalent among generals of the army, 70 percent of those above lieutenant general gained $700 000 worth property each and eight generals embezzled over one million U.S. dollars each in 2013 alone.
Scandal is most serious in the field of munitions industry.
Military-turned munitions businessmen form a network among themselves to be called military mafia.
South Korea has turned into a scrapped U.S. weaponry exhibition and the military into a concentration camp without bars and an approved theatre of human rights abuses.
Such military warmongers as puppet Defence Minister Han Min Gu still incite war fever, recklessly crying out for "punishment" and "readiness for war", far from drawing a lesson from the miserable end of traitor Park Geun Hye who was severely punished by the public for her hideous provocations and north-targeted war exercises.
Should a war break out, the arms of the soldiers of the puppet army will be aimed at the corrupt and incompetent Park Geun Hye group of traitors including Han Min Gu before anyone else. -0-
DPRK's Measures to Bolster Nuclear Force for Self-Defense Will Go on
Pyongyang, March 7 (KCNA) -- The U.S. hegemonic scenario to dominate the world with strategic nuclear edge is being steadily disclosed.
In the middle of February, the U.S. test-fired submarine-launched ballistic missile "Trident-2 D-5" capable of carrying Mt-class nuclear warheads in the Pacific.
And it is stepping up the modernization of nuclear weapons as evidenced by the entry into the practical phase of replacing Ohio-class strategic nuclear submarines, which play an important role in carrying out the U.S. policy of nuclear blackmail, with more powerful Colombia-class nuclear submarines.
The present chief executive of the U.S., when interviewed by foreign media on Feb. 23, asserted that the U.S. nuclear force is left behind other countries, underscoring the need to bolster up its nuclear force in a bid to keep a dominating position in the military muscle.
On Feb. 27, he proposed a 10 percent increase in military spending for the next fiscal year over that in the previous fiscal year.
This is no more than nuclear confrontational hysteria to dominate the world with an unchallenged nuclear edge.
No matter how often the U.S. may claim that it is left behind other countries and it is not making muscle flexing before the world, it cannot cover up its scenario to modernize nuclear weapons.
It is the U.S. which has the biggest stockpile of latest nuclear weapons and is pushing forward the state strategy of dominating the world with them as its mainstay.
The successive U.S. rulers have persistently resorted to the moves to monopolize nuclear weapons to dominate mankind under the deceptive signboard of "nuclear disarmament" and "world free from nuclear weapons".
Even at this moment the U.S. is invariably pushing forward the project for modernizing nuclear weapons requiring one trillion U.S. dollars which had been pressed forward by the previous administration under the motto of "peace backed by force of arms." There are assertions calling for the repeal of treaties on the reduction of nuclear weapons signed with other big powers.
The U.S. is the biggest nuclear weapons state and a nuclear criminal state which inflicted the first nuclear disaster on mankind. Therefore, its undisguised ambition of hegemony and moves to modernize nuclear weapons would only increase the danger of a nuclear war and nuclear arms race on our planet.
Under the situation where the U.S. stage nuclear war drills against the DPRK in south Korea and its vicinity every year and watch for a chance of making a preemptive nuclear attack, it is quite unreasonable for the DPRK to scrap nuclear weapons.
Under the present international situation where the U.S. and its vassal forces' policy of nuclear threat and blackmail persist, the DPRK will bolster up military capability for self-defense with nuclear force as pivot and ability of making a preemptive attack in order to preserve the country's sovereignty and the nation's right to existence.
The DPRK's measures to bolster up the nuclear force for self-defense will go on until the nuclear weapons are eliminated from the earth. -0-
Neighboring Country's Mean Behavior: Written by Jong Phil
Pyongyang, February 23 (KCNA) -- The DPRK made a complete success in the test-fire of surface-to-surface medium to long-range strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 on February 12 under the energetic guidance of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. The news instantly jolted the world and the international community is acknowledging the nuclear attack capability of the DPRK that has made rapid progress in quality.
Leading media of the world are unanimous in assessing that the acknowledged success in the test-fire of Pukguksong-2 was a demonstration of the DPRK's strategic superiority as it proved impossibility of advance detection by satellite, interception and preemptive attack.
However, a neighboring country, which often claims itself to be a "friendly neighbor", is downplaying the significance of the test-fire, branding it as a "nuclear technology just at the beginning" and threatening "the DPRK will suffer the biggest loss."
In particular, it has unhesitatingly taken inhumane steps such as totally blocking foreign trade related to the improvement of people's living standard under the plea of the UN "resolutions on sanctions" devoid of legal ground.
It has often stated that the UN "resolutions on sanctions" should not have negative impact on the people's living. Its recent measures are, in effect, tantamount to the enemies' moves to bring down the social system in the DPRK.
This country, styling itself a big power, is dancing to the tune of the U.S. while defending its mean behavior with such excuses that it was meant not to have a negative impact on the living of the people in the DPRK but to check its nuclear program.
The righteous voices of the world deride it, commenting that "a big neighboring country is imposing sanctions on the DPRK to curry favor with the U.S." But the hostile forces are shouting "bravo" over this.
The DPRK manufactured a nuclear weapon in a few years, which would take others tens of years, and completed the new latest strategic weapon system in a matter of six months with its own efforts and indigenous technology. This shows the might of its tremendous defence industry.
It is utterly childish to think that the DPRK would not manufacture nuclear weapons and inter-continental ballistic rockets if a few penny of money is cut off.
The DPRK will produce the latest weapons unprecedented in history as many as it wants as it has the self-reliant defence industry, provided by President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il with their lifelong dedication, and scientists and technicians in the field of defence industry working hard in do-or-die spirit guided by the faith that the strategic idea and intention of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea must be put into practice.
These weapons would invest the DPRK with capabilities for protecting peace and stability in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world.
The present reality makes the people of the DPRK keenly feel once again the validity of the WPK's line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of nuclear force.
The DPRK will invariably advance straight along the road indicated by the Party's line and deal a heavy blow to the U.S. and its vassal forces by dint of powerful nuclear deterrence and thus win the final victory. -0-
Japanese Reactionaries' Scheme to Stifle Democratic National Education of Korean Residents Condemned
Pyongyang, February 7 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Committee for Aiding Overseas Compatriots of Korea Monday issued a statement condemning the Japanese authorities for their base political suppression and inhumane actions to violate the democratic national rights of Korean residents in Japan.
According to the statement, the Osaka District Court of Japan on Jan. 26 made a decision of turning down the suit filed by the Osaka Korean School, one of the institutions for national education of Korean residents in Japan, in September 2012 in defense of the Korean residents' right to democratic national education.
As far as the suit is concerned, it reflected the just voices of the above-said institution and all the Korean residents in Japan rejecting the unjust decision made by the Osaka Prefecture and Osaka City authorities in March 2012 to unilaterally suspend the payment of subsidies for education which had been made since 1974.
The court's unjust decision reveals Japan's persistent chauvinist policy and vicious hostile policy towards the DPRK and the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, the statement said, adding:
Japan has moral and legal responsibility to guarantee the rights of Korean residents to national education in the light of the crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists in the past and its domestic law.
However, the Japanese reactionaries have desperately worked to suppress and stamp out Koreans' national education out of their extreme evil intention and political prejudices.
Even at this moment, violence and threat to obliterate the said education of the Korean residents are occurring in an unbroken chain and all sorts of pressure and blackmail against the Korean schools are now being perpetrated in a more sinister and cunning way in Japan where the ultra-rightist conservative forces are ruling the roost.
The right to national education is an important issue related to the human rights of the Korean residents in Japan, and it is a blatant challenge to international justice to violate this right.
The Japanese authorities should stop at once the nasty and vicious actions to abuse the issue of national education of the Koreans in Japan as a political and diplomatic bargaining before painting their country as a "law-governed state", the statement urged. -0-
Line of Simultaneously Building up Economy and Defence Is Banner of Victory
Pyongyang, January 17 (KCNA) -- The international community is hardly repressing admiration at the miraculous outcome brought about by the DPRK's line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of nuclear force.
Doug Bandow, a U.S. expert on Korean affairs, said that the DPRK keeps successfully pushing forward the line on simultaneous development of the two fronts despite international sanctions, adding that the U.S. has faced the situation in which the supreme leader of the DPRK has set up firm leadership system and brought about sustained prosperity and turned the country into a nuclear weapons state possessed of capabilities for attacking the U.S. mainland.
The world media including those of Russia and China give wide publicity to the fact that the DPRK's possession of inter-continental ballistic rocket has become an undeniable truth, stressing that its missile and nuclear tests have made much greater progress beyond expectation of experts.
This is an expression of admiration at the reality in the DPRK making shining successes in economic construction and the building of a nuclear force, a clear proof of the validity and vitality of the Workers' Party of Korea's line on simultaneous development of the two fronts.
The strategic line is a scientific truth and banner of victory.
The line calls for cementing the defence capabilities as firm as an iron by bolstering the nuclear force for self-defence and at the same time building a socialist power by putting greater efforts on economic construction.
The DPRK has been exposed to decades of nuclear threat and blackmail due to the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK and this has rendered the situation on the Korean peninsula constantly tense in which a thermo-nuclear war may break out any moment.
The Korean people now face a historic task to end the U.S. nuclear threat, safeguard peace and security in the Korean peninsula and the region and build a prosperous country on this land at any cost.
The line on simultaneous development of the two fronts has become the most just strategic line and truth for its accurate reflection of the prevailing situation and the requirements of the developing revolution.
The victory of our strategic line is certain as it is based on the single-minded unity of the army and people working hard in the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and fortitude, rallied close around the party despite the enemies' harsh obstruction and grim hardship, and the great capacity for self-development.
The DPRK has towered as a nuclear power in the East which others dare not provoke and a country of Mallima which brings about changes each moment, under the banner of the great line.
Those who challenge the truth are bound to ruin.
As long as the U.S. and its vassal forces continue applying nuclear threat and blackmail against the DPRK and as long as they keep waging nuclear war rackets every year at the doorstep of the DPRK, the latter will continue to bolster the capabilities for self-defence with a main emphasis on the nuclear force, and a preemptive attack.
The DPRK will certainly emerge as a great political power, military power, socialist economic power and a highly civilized nation with a firm hold on the line on simultaneous development of the two fronts. -0-
"Saenuri Party", Hotbed of Misrule and Corruption: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, December 14 (KCNA) -- Now unabated in south Korea is a struggle demanding the dissolution of the "Saenuri Party" along with the resignation of Park Geun Hye.
Massive protests are staged before buildings of the "Saenuri Party" and office of "lawmakers" in Youido of Seoul, Taegu, Taejon, Inchon, Changwon and other areas.
Flag symbolic of the traitorous political party is being torn to pieces amid the uproar of the people demanding the dissolution of the "Saenuri Party".
This is the eruption of the indignation and curses at the party which turned south Korea into a barren land of human rights and democracy and den of corruption by acting a servant and spokesman for traitor Park.
The "Saenuri Party" is a traitorous political party which produced the corrupt and incompetent Park Geun Hye regime and a group of the worst traitors which should face stern punishment by the nation together with Park Geun Hye as an accomplice in the hideous political scandal.
It is none other than coteries of the "Saenuri Party" which installed the descendent of the "yusin" dictator Park as "president" disguised as "politician of confidence and principle" and grew corpulent by blindly following Park who was no more than marionette of a shaman.
The "Saenuri Party" is a group of wicked criminals who should have been thrown into the cemetery of history long ago.
Since it disclosed its despicable nature as "Liberal Party" of traitor Syngman Rhee, the "Saenuri Party" has covered the shameful road of treachery, changing its names from "Democratic Republican Party", "Party of Democracy and Justice", "Party of Liberal Democracy", "New Korea Party" to "Grand National Party". It is recorded with sycophancy and treachery, fascist dictatorship and human rights abuses.
Looking back on the traitorous political party, their main players were without exception top-class sycophants and traitors, fascist murderers, anti-reunification maniacs and ill-famed kingpin of thieves.
No wonder, south Koreans are spitting at the "Saenuri Party" as the citadel of traitorous politics and corruption and irregularities.
The party has earned ill-fames from the south Koreans like "party of confrontation with fellow countrymen", "party mad on pro-U.S.", "war party", "anti-reunification party", "conservative and cold-war party", "rubbish party", "Mafia party", "party embezzling truckloads of money", "scandalous political party", "lustful party" and "sexual scandal party". Clearly reflected in these names is the despicable nature of the traitorous political party.
If the "Saenuri Party" is left intact, the second Park Geun Hye and second Choe Sun Sil will appear, making south Koreans subject to unavoidable disgrace, distress, misfortune and pain.
Recently the "Saenuri Party" is trying hard to find a stop-gap measure while talking about its "revamp" after the passage of a motion calling for Park's impeachment through the "National Assembly." But it is a foolish act.
It is the south Korean public mindset never to bring down the torch of struggle until the pro-U.S. conservative forces including Park and the "Saenuri Party" are swept away and a new society where people have become master of politics is built.
The resignation of Park and the dissolution of the "Saenuri Party" may take place any time. -0-
Parents of DPRK Abductees Send Letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, President of Human Rights Council
Pyongyang, December 1 (KCNA) -- The parents of the 12 girls who fell victim to a group abduction operation masterminded by the south Korean authorities sent the following letter to the United Nations high Commissioner for Human Rights and the President of the Human Rights Council on November 28:
We are parents of the 12 girls abducted to south Korea in April this year by the gangsters of its intelligence service in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China.
It is over 7 months since the south Korean authorities took our beloved daughters from us, who are in great anxiety to see them. They are Ri Un Gyong, Han Haeng Bok, Ri Son Mi, Ri Ji Ye, Ri Pom, Kim Hye Song, Ryu Song Yong, Jon Ok Hyang, Ji Jong Hwa, Pak Ok Byol, Kim Sol Gyong and So Kyong A.
Before long, we will be seeing in the new year, promising a new hope, expectation and happiness.
However, it really breaks our hearts to celebrate a new year without even knowing what is happening to our dear daughters. While we are writing this letter, tears are streaming down our faces as we are worried sick to see them, with no one telling us when they will come back.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the fact that immediately after the south Korean authorities had committed this heinous crime against humanity, we wrote a letter to you, asking for your help in returning our daughters to their home and asked several times for your reply.
It is, however, a great pity that no information has been provided on their status and treatment, far from their return to their home.
We are writing once again, hoping that our daughters might return one day if the United Nations human rights mechanisms make continued efforts, true to their principles of justice, truth as well as promotion and protection of human rights.
As already mentioned in our previous letter, all of our daughters led a happy and carefree life, giving full play to their talents under the warm care of the socialist system.
As such, they have no reason to abandon their homeland and parents. This is a well-accepted fact that no one can deny.
The group abduction of the 12 innocent girls committed in a third country by the south Korean intelligence service is the worst-ever heinous crime against humanity that outperforms the abduction by the fascist dictator of an opposition party politician in Tokyo, Japan in the 1970s.
Even at this moment the gangsters of the south Korean intelligence service are in a frenzy to brainwash our daughters while holding them incommunicado and not letting them sleep even a single minute after sensationalizing the abduction as the "group defection" and the "effect of the sanctions" and the like. They are beasts, not human beings.
It is our unanimous demand that such beasts must not remain unpunished since they have rejected outright the request of the south Korean civil society organizations for contact with our daughters so as to obtain information about their status, let alone our repeated calls for the south Korean authorities to grant us a contact.
What matters is that no one has seen or met our daughters as yet in contradiction to the announcement of the south Korean authorities that they had let them live a normal social life a couple of months ago.
Therefore, this announcement is yet another falsehood of the south Korean authorities who are experts in telling lies. It is also a way of their existence to go to any lengths to pursue confrontation with their fellow countrymen with the inveterate repugnance against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Moreover, the recent revelation that the south Korean chief executive completely severed the relations with the DPRK and, in particular openly incited in October this year "defection from the North", dancing to the tune of a female shaman that the DPRK will collapse within a couple of years, establishes that this group abduction is a collaboration between the inexperienced shaman and the chief executive, a proof of their complicity in this incident.
It seems that right at this moment, our daughters are shouting to us for help, eagerly wishing to come back to us, parents, because they can no longer endure the cruel and inhuman treatment of the intelligence service in south Korea without anyone to turn to for help.
The south Korean authorities are pursuing a vicious political end by separating the girls from us through the group abduction, while turning a blind eye to the division of the nation and territory caused by the outsiders that have inflicted indescribable pain and suffering on our nation. This shows that they are the worst-ever ring of terrorists and demons in history.
Such terrorists and devils must be brought to justice. Our patience has gone beyond its limit.
The cruel atrocity committed by the south Korean authorities deserves denunciation and due punishment of the justice-loving mankind and the international community, including the Korean nation.
We are sure that our daughters in south Korea are waiting for the hands of rescue while struggling against the coercion, lure and brainwashing of the barbarous criminals.
We acknowledge that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Human Rights Council play significant roles in helping our daughters return to their homeland.
We are well aware that it is the mission of the United Nations human rights mechanisms to conduct an exhaustive investigation into this thrice-cursed crime against humanity committed by the south Korean authorities and bring those perpetrators to justice and facilitate the reunion of the parents and daughters as soon as possible.
We will definitely continue to struggle until the day when our beloved daughters come back.
We are convinced that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Human Rights Council will, true to their mission, remain calling into question this crime against humanity committed by the south Korean authorities and demand an unconditional and immediate repatriation of the victims, thus realizing our reunion.
We strongly believe that you will not disappoint us.
Yours Sincerely. -0-
DPRK Permanent Mission to UN Issues Press Statement
Pyongyang, November 17 (KCNA) -- The Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations issued the following press statement with regard to the forced adoption of the "draft resolution" A/C.3/71/L.23 on the human rights situation in the DPRK submitted by the European Union (EU) and Japan at the Third Committee of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 15 November 2016:
The "resolution" has nothing to do with promotion and protection of genuine human rights as it is a product of plot and conspiracy proceeded from the political purpose of the United States and other hostile forces to stifle the DPRK by politicizing and maximizing the fictitious "human right issue."
The "resolution" even touched on non-existing issue of the so-called "exploitation" and "forced labour" of our workers sent abroad and "nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles" that have no relevance to human rights. As such, it is quite clear to everyone that it pursues political purpose to isolate and stifle the DPRK, in conjunction with the anti-DPRK sanction racket by the United States.
The United States has persistently pursued the hostile policy against the DPRK for over half a century since its inception in order to bring about collapse of its state and social system by mobilizing all ways and means.
The United States has maneuvered so far to pressurize the DPRK with the nuclear and "human rights" issues in parallel.
However, the United States, realizing that they could not succeed in by the nuclear issue, is now trying to eliminate the DPRK under the disguise of the "human right issue."
Today, the United States continuously introduces into the Korean peninsula a large amount of its strategic nuclear assets and stages various kinds of aggressive joint military exercises with south Korea. It openly wages even the drills aimed at "decapitation" of the leadership of the DPRK and "occupation of Pyongyang."
Joining in such maneuvers of the United States, the EU and Japan tabled the anti-DPRK "draft resolution" at the Third Committee again this year.
This "resolution" which pursues ill-minded political purpose from A to Z just repeated in detail the contents of the "report of COI" running through with all lies, fabrications, plots and frauds and, thus, it is a document which carries no impartiality and credibility at all.
It is the consistent policy of the Government of the DPRK to continuously protect and promote the human rights of the popular masses with full responsibility.
The Government of the DPRK, despite persistent sanctions and pressure by the United States and other hostile forces, is concentrating all its efforts on improving the livelihood of the people and securing better future for them.
It is the stark reality of the DPRK that such superior measures for popular masses as universal free medical care, free education, free housing and equality between men and women continue to take effect and that all people fully exercise and enjoy their human rights in all sectors of their social life.
The people in the DPRK take immense pride in the socialist system of the country which was chosen, consolidated and further developed by their own will as well as in the genuine system of ensuring human rights which capitalism can neither achieve nor imitate at all.
Before criticizing the human rights issues of other countries, the EU and Japan should look into their own grave human rights violations as well as those of their allies, reflect upon their crimes against humanity including the worst-ever refugee crisis, and take appropriate measures to address them.
In particular, Japan should take measures to apologize and compensate for such extra-large crimes against humanity it had committed in the past towards the Korean people and many other nations of the world as abduction and forcible drafting of 8.4 million Koreans, massacre of 1 million of them and imposition of sexual slavery on 200 000 women and girls.
All this clearly proves that the hostile forces are leaving no stone unturned to mislead the world and pursuing ill-minded political objectives to eliminate the socialist system of the DPRK which is a genuine living cradle for the people.
The DPRK hopes for sincere dialogue and cooperation in the international human rights field. However, it will take all appropriate measures vis-a-vis the hostile acts against the DPRK that become increasingly aggressive under the pretext of "human rights." -0-
DPRK's Juche Satellites Will Continue to Soar Despite Park Geun Hye Group's Obstructions- NADA Spokesman
Pyongyang, October 20 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Aerospace Development Administration (NADA) of the DPRK made public a statement Thursday in connection with the fact that the Park Geun Hye group of traitors are viciously pulling up the DPRK over its satellite launch and its right to use space for peaceful purposes even in the international arena.
At the recent meeting of the 4th Committee of the 71st UN General Assembly the DPRK delegate clarified the consistent principle and stand of the DPRK on the legitimate satellite launch and the right to use space for peaceful purposes, commanding strong sympathy and support of the attendants.
The south Korean puppet delegate who was watching for an opportunity to find fault with the DPRK doggedly earned the right to speak as soon as the DPRK delegate's speech was over and uttered that "the international community is striving for the use of space for peaceful purposes but the north is an exception" and "the north is continuously violating the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council".
He went the lengths of asserting that "any attempt of the north to justify banned activities by citing the right to use space for peaceful purposes is illegal".
As the DPRK delegate refuted his remarks with reasonable logic and by citing relevant law, he said that "it is clear that the true aim sought by the north in launching satellite is not for peaceful purposes" and that "it is necessary to seriously examine the issue of the north's qualifications as a member nation of the UN".
The spokesman ridiculed the recent act of the south Korean puppet group as a hysteric fit of those taken aback by the invincible spirit and might of the DPRK making a long drive undeterred by all sorts of challenges and obstructions of the hostile forces.
The recent strange attitude of the puppet delegate at the UN General Assembly was pursuant to the Park Geun Hye group's sinister intention to brand the DPRK's exercise of its independent right as "provocation" and incite an international atmosphere for putting sanctions and pressure on it.
Traitor Park who even let her stooges kick up a gangster-like confrontation racket in the international arena, is a shame on the nation, the spokesman said, and continued:
The groundless outpourings let out by the puppet group about the DPRK's satellite launch only clearly disclose the despicable true nature of itself as a group of idiots unable to distinguish satellite from long-range ballistic missiles, ignorant imbecile devoid of elementary discerning ability and a group of traitors keen on the confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north.
Dogs bark but caravan moves on. No matter how desperately the puppet group may work to prolong their remaining days while clinging to the coattail of their American master, the DPRK will launch more Juche satellites and step up the dynamic advance for conquering vast space under the five-year plan for the state space development.
The Park group should clearly know that the more desperately they may try to block the DPRK's peaceful space development, the bitterer international shame they will only face and the further they will precipitate their miserable end. -0-
NPCK Spokesman Accuses Park Geun Hye Group of Trying to Deploy THAAD
Pyongyang, September 15 (KCNA) -- The Park Geun Hye group, stunned by the DPRK's successful nuclear warhead explosion test, is now going reckless to deploy THAAD in south Korea at any cost with this as an excuse.
Traitor Park is viciously inciting "crisis of security" and hostility toward the DPRK as if she had got a golden opportunity, crying out for "extremely grave situation of state emergency level" and "readiness to end the north's regime." And she is cunningly trying to prevent the no-THAAD campaign of south Korean people from all walks of life on this opportunity while trumpeting about "strong counteraction".
At an "emergency meeting for examining security situation," "state council meeting" and talks with representatives of the ruling party and two opposition parties she talked rubbish that "she cannot but deploy THAAD" and she "would push forward THAAD deployment more swiftly" and, at same time, unhesitatingly revealed sinister attempt to suppress the opposition parties and people of all social standings against THAAD deployment, branding them as "undesirable forces" and "forces creating social uneasiness".
A spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea (NPCK) in a statement on Thursday said this shows what reckless phase the Park group's traitorous hysteria against the DPRK has reached.
However, it is nothing but a bluff of Park frightened by the rapid development of the nuclear force of the DPRK on a high level, the statement noted, and went on:
Though THAAD is deployed in south Korea, there will be no change in the destiny of the U.S. reaching a terminal of ruin and in the plight of the Park group clinging its coattails.
It is ignorant and foolish for Park to deter the smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear attack means of the DPRK with U.S. THAAD.
The Park group would be well advised to stop acting rashly, pondering over what extent the strategic position of the DPRK has reach and how dangerous the situation will be.
The group of traitors had better listen carefully to the DPRK's warnings that their heinous political and military provocation will incur merciless nuclear strike to lead them to a final ruin.
All Koreans should never tolerate the moves of the Park group to deploy THAAD bringing horrible nuclear disaster to this land. -0-
C.C., DFRK Calls for Bringing about New Dawn of Independent Reunification and Prosperity of Nation
Pyongyang, September 7 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea (DFRK) sent an appeal to the whole Korean nation on Wednesday in connection with the lapse of 71 years since the U.S. imperialist aggression forces occupied south Korea.
The appeal said that it is hard to find such absurd and unlawful brigandish act as the occupation of south Korea by the U.S. imperialist aggressors in any other parts of the world. It went on:
The U.S. imperialists divided one territory and one blood vessel of one nation into two and lorded it over south Korea as a de factor ruler for decades but there is neither single document nor a single paragraph of agreement that can support even its mere form. This is the truth about the U.S. imperialists' occupation of south Korea.
Steadily training and replacing their hand-raised running dogs, the U.S. imperialists turned south Korea into their permanent colony and egged pro-U.S. stooges on to the acts for hostility, confrontation and aggression against the DPRK and mover for stifling it, deliberately standing in the way of achieving national reunification.
The U.S. imperialist aggressor forces in south Korea are the root cause of all disaster and pain suffered by the Korean nation in its modern history and they are a pronoun of aggression and war and symbol of injustice and evil.
The withdrawal of the U.S. forces from south Korea is a matter of urgent concern of the international community and countries around Korea aspiring after stability and development of the region and it is a top priority political task.
The world progressive forces loving justice and aspiring after peace should pay due attention to the Korean nation's struggle against the U.S. and war that has lasted century after century and render active support and encouragement to the just sacred war for the withdrawal of the U.S. forces from south Korea.
The U.S. should clearly understand that its justification or pretext for its aggression forces' presence in south Korea will no longer work.
The U.S. imperialist aggressors should make a proper option at the present crucial crossroads if they do not want to be a wandering spirit without even label in the second Korean war.
The appeal noted that no one can block the advance of the Korean nation to drive the U.S. imperialists out of south Korea and usher in a new era of independent reunification and peace and prosperity, and the final victory belongs to the Korean nation. -0-
Appeal Issued by All-Korean Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration
Pyongyang, August 15 (KCNA) -- The north, the south and overseas sides committee for implementing the June 15 joint declaration issued an appeal on Monday.
Reiterating its firm will to take the lead in realizing the desire of all Koreans for reunification 71 years since the liberation of the country and national division, the All-Korean Committee for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration appealed to all Koreans to do as follows:
Let's settle the issue of national reunification by the concerted efforts of all Koreans, who are responsible for the issue!
Let's foil all moves of the anti-reunification forces at home and abroad pursuing division and confrontation, and realize the unity of all Koreans!
Let's pool nation's efforts and wisdom and promote reconciliation and unity on the basis of respecting each other's social system!
Let's strive to put an end to joint military drills and other war and confrontation moves harassing peace on the Korean peninsula, and establish mechanism for durable peace!
Let's resume and make brisk multi-faceted contacts, visits, dialogues and gatherings for reunification among Koreans of various circles at home and abroad!
Let's proactively push ahead with multi-faceted contacts and visits of organizations of various circles, fields and regions including those of workers, peasants, youths, students, women, scholars, media persons and religionists together with joint national events!
Let's work hard to realize diverse contacts among all political parties and social organizations in the north and the south and a great national conference for reunification!
Let's restore as soon as possible the valuable fruitions provided by the north and the south by their joint efforts for reunification, peace and prosperity including the Kaesong Industrial Zone and tour of Mt. Kumgang and open again the sky, ground and sea routes between the north and the south!
Let's reject the policy of the anti-reunification forces at home and abroad to stoke division and confrontation and overcome today's difficulties and hardships by depending on experience and successes gained in the efforts for paving the road to reconciliation, cooperation, peace and reunification by pooling efforts and wisdom of all Koreans!
Let's put an end to national division and war-inciting confrontation and open the gate to lasting peace and independent reunification! -0-
U.S. Imperialists' Plan to Set up Bio-Chemical Weapons Laboratory in S. Korea Slammed
Pyongyang, August 1 (KCNA) -- The U.S. imperialist aggression forces decided to set up a biological and chemical weapons laboratory studying highly toxic germs of high lethality like anthrax and botulinus under what it called "Jupiter plan".
Under this plan necessary personnel and hardware are supposed to be brought into Pusan Port by this November and the project is due to commence from next year.
The Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army in a statement Monday said that the "Jupiter plan" pursued by the U.S. imperialist aggression forces is pursuant to the scenario to wage a biological and chemical warfare at a time of fighting a war of aggression against the DPRK.
The U.S. imperialists' act of leaving no barbarous means and ways untried to invade the DPRK urges the army and people to harden their immutable will to take retaliation against the U.S., the statement said, and went on:
The U.S. imperialists are the sworn enemy and murderers who indiscriminately massacred the Koreans through germ and chemical warfare far back during the last Korean War.
After the war the U.S. imperialists massively introduced into south Korea weapons of mass destruction including biological and chemical weapons in a bid to annihilate the Korean nation and yet they did not forward any notice about it to the south Korean puppet forces.
The number of germ warfare experiments conducted by the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in south Korea remains shrouded in the mists and no one can estimate the amount of highly poisonous chemical substances now stockpiled there.
At a time when the whole world is aspiring after peace and security, the U.S. imperialist aggression forces are making preparations for germ warfare as evidenced by the plan to set up the biological and chemical weapons laboratory in south Korea. This can never be tolerated.
The U.S. imperialists' hideous scheme for germ warfare clearly teaches the army and people of the DPRK how they have to approach the imminent confrontation with the U.S.
The army of the DPRK is fully ready to counter any form of war mode wanted by the U.S. imperialists.
The U.S. imperialists' hideous moves to inflict the holocaust of germ warfare upon the Korean nation are bound to invite stern punishment. -0-
Park Geun Hye's Anti-DPRK Remarks at Asia-Europe Summit Slammed
Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- Park Geun Hye at the recent Asia-European summit in Mongolia cried out for "denuclearization of the north" and "right changes." She made mean solicitation for "enforcement of sanctions measures".
A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK in a statement Thursday dismissed her recent despicable behavior as just a repetition of her sickening conduct which the international community is used to witness during her every foreign trip as it only disclosed once again the true nature of confrontation-minded woman steeped in inveterate repugnancy and hostility toward her fellow countrymen in the north to the marrow of her bones.
She has made over 20 foreign tours since she took power during which she spouted stereo-typed confrontational rhetoric hurting her fellow countrymen in the north and made a spectacle of herself, clean indifferent who the opposite party is and what the agenda item is to be discussed, the statement said, and went on:
But no matter how mischievous Park may become, the nuclear deterrence of the DPRK for self-defence has been remarkably bolstered to be a treasured sword meeting the desperate challenge of the hostile forces and firmly guaranteeing the sovereignty and dignity of the nation and a powerful weapon for ensuring peace and stability in Northeast Asia, to say nothing of the Korean peninsula. What's more, the international "cooperation" which Park has touted so vociferously is now proving more bankrupt than ever before. This is a hard reality today.
As a matter of fact, the recent trip of Park must be called the one to escape protest of the south Koreans angered by the humiliating decision to deploy THAAD and to evade public criticism.
Traitor Park roamed about abroad like a rabid dog while slandering her fellow countrymen after reducing south Korea to a mayhem. She is a trouble-maker and malignant tumor which all the Koreans in the north and the south and abroad have to eliminate at an early date.
So pitiful is Park as she makes desperate efforts to do harm to her fellow countrymen, touring this or that country,
CPRC Spokesman Denounces S. Korea's Decision on THAAD Deployment
Pyongyang, July 14 (KCNA) -- Now all Koreans are trembling with towering anger at the Park Geun Hye group which made a decision to introduce THAAD into south Korea from the U.S.
South Koreans of different social standings condemn the decision as an "act done by modern day five traitors," "fatal and ruinous option" and "great disaster bringing bigger threat than a war to people's security" as it is little short of selling off the sovereignty to the U.S. They are strongly demanding the nullification of the decision.
Nevertheless, the Park group, remaining unperturbed, is making desperate efforts to cover up its crimes and escape criticism at home and abroad while spouting out absurd sophism that "it is to cope with nuclear and missile threat from the north" and "it is an inevitable measure for safety, destiny and existence of people," said a spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK (CPRC) in a statement Thursday.
It continued: The decision disclosed that Park Geun Hye is the rare traitor and a war servant obsessed with confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north and keen on realizing a wild ambition for invading the north as she unhesitatingly sold off the destiny and interests of the nation and harassed regional peace and stability.
The CPRC bitterly denounces in the name of all Koreans the Park Geun Hye group of traitors for committing thrice-cursed act of treachery while kowtowing to the U.S. brigandish demand.
The Park Geun Hye group's act of deploying THAAD is the heinous one for escalating confrontation with an aim to remove the treasured nuclear sword of the compatriots in the north, precious property of the nation, with the help of the wolf-like U.S.
Clear is the aim sought by Park Geun Hye in pressing for the deployment of THAAD despite the strong opposition of all Koreans and the international community.
It is the crafty scheme of Park Geun Hye to escalate the sanctions and pressure on the DPRK with the backing of the U.S. at any cost now that the position of the DPRK as a nuclear weapons state has been consolidated day by day and her trumpeting about the "north's denuclearization first" is becoming no longer workable.
Park Geun Hye is seriously mistaken if she thinks she can save her life interwoven with crimes and tide over her toppling ruling system with herself being hidden behind the U.S. THAAD.
Traitor Park Geun Hye, the very one behind the decision to deploy THAAD, must not forget even a moment that the DPRK's nuclear force for self-defense will be further bolstered up in quality and quantity and the merciless sword of justice will cut off her windpipe no matter how desperately she may try to stifle the compatriots in the north by clinging to the coattails of foreign forces.
Park Geun Hye will have to pay most severely and most bitterly for her unpardonable treacherous act as she is leaving in history another record of despicable confrontation with compatriots in the north and submission to the U.S while offering the Korean peninsula to foreign forces as a theater of a nuclear war. -0-
DPRK Blasts U.S. for Moving to Tighten Financial Sanctions on It
Pyongyang, June 27 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Coordinating Committee of the DPRK on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA on Monday as regards the fact that the U.S. and other hostile forces are attempting to tighten financial sanctions on the DPRK by setting in motion the FATF-Style Body:
The plenary meeting of the Financial Action Task Force on Anti-Money Laundering held in Pusan, south Korea on June 24 adopted a public statement absurdly accusing the DPRK of posing a "threat" to the international financial system and again putting it on the list of "targets of countermeasure".
The DPRK strongly denounces the statement as an inhumane act of the hostile forces to encroach upon the DPRK's sovereignty and right to existence.
The reckless moves of the U.S. and other hostile forces to isolate and stifle the DPRK and "bring down its social system" have now reached the phase of abusing even the FATF-Style Body.
What should not be overlooked is that the so-called public statement undisguisedly cried out for blocking banking channels to the DPRK under the pretext of the "threat of WMDs proliferation" from it, not mentioning even a word about the positive action steps being taken by it to abide by the international standard under an agreement between it and the FATF-Style Body.
The U.S. and other hostile forces have gone so sordid as to put the FATF-Style Body under their control, prompted by their sinister politically-motivated purpose to block the cooperative relations developing favorably between the DPRK and the FATF-Style Body and to expand their financial sanctions against the DPRK worldwide.
From the consistent stand on anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, the DPRK has established the regular state system such as setting up the Financial Supervisory Bureau and the Financial Intelligence Agency for anti-money laundering in line with the international standard and adopting the Law of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism. It also acceded to the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and recently to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
The DPRK will as ever continue cooperation with the FATF-Style Body while taking positive steps for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism but will never allow the U.S. and other hostile forces to abuse the FATF-Style Body for their sinister politically-motivated purposes. -0-
DPRK FM Spokesman Blasts U.S. Plan for "Precision Air Raid Operation" against DPRK
Pyongyang, June 15 (KCNA) -- We will further bolster up in quality and quantity the nuclear deterrence for self-defence in face of the U.S. reckless war moves and thoroughly foil any slightest military provocation of the enemies with the Korean-style mode of merciless counteraction.
A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Wednesday said this in an answer to a question raised by KCNA as regards a plan for "precision air raid operation" against the DPRK.
He noted: A strategic information consulting company of the U.S. recently worked out and made public a report titled "Military counteraction to the nuclear issue of north Korea".
The five-chapter report envisages "precision air raid operation" against nuclear and military facilities in the DPRK to disenable its nuclear capabilities.
The report chose nuclear facilities in Nyongbyon, construction site of an atomic power plant, uranium mines and enrichment facilities as targets of air raid, and envisions making a simultaneous precision air raid on ballistic missiles of the strategic force, bombers of the air force and facilities of making submarines in the DPRK to destroy them at one blow.
To this end, scores of B-2 nuclear strategic bombers and F-22 stealth fighters loaded with large underground penetration bombs are supposed to be mobilized and several Ohio-class nuclear submarines and destroyers are to launch hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles.
The spokesman said that the open discussion of "precision air raid operation" against the DPRK in the U.S. reveals its undisguised ambition for a war of aggression against the DPRK that has entered an extremely reckless phase.
The publication of the extremely provocative report on precision air raid on nuclear facilities and nuclear force of the DPRK is a clear proof of the fact that the surprise preemptive attack and armed invasion against the DPRK are in the full-dress process of examination and preparation as it is just an extension of the U.S. administration's extreme sanctions and pressure on the DPRK and moves for a nuclear war against it, the spokesman said, and went on:
What should not be overlooked is that the dangerous "war scenario" against the DPRK was made public with the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises due in upcoming August just at hand.
The gravity of the situation lies in that the U.S. is just about to fight a large-scale war for militarily stifling the DPRK, foreseeing that its "precision air raid operation" will inevitably spill over to an "all-out war".
The U.S. aggressive war moves which are becoming a reality on the Korean peninsula clearly prove once again the validity and the inevitability of the line of the Workers' Party of Korea on simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force. -0-
Spokesman for DPRK Red Cross Society Urges S. Korean Authorities to Send Back All Abductees of DPRK
Pyongyang, June 9 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Central Committee of the DPRK Red Cross Society on Thursday gave an answer to the question put by KCNA as regards the fact that the south Korean puppet Intelligence Service (IS) is desperately conducting an anti-DPRK smear campaign, while resorting to its operations to allure and abduct citizens of the DPRK.
These days the south Korean public is strongly demanding an interview with abductees of the DPRK whom the IS illegally keeps in custody.
For example, on June 3 the Bar Association for Democratic Society and the Council of Christian Churches of south Korea requested the permission to see citizens of the DPRK abducted by the IS.
The IS gangsters are working hard to conceal their wicked nature as the mastermind of the operation for allurement and abduction and calm down the domestic and foreign public's strong criticism of them, the statement said, and went on:
A particular mention should be made of the fact that they keep the abductees strictly away from any contact with outside and are making desperate efforts to create impression at any cost that they "defected from the north according to their free will" by running the whole gamut of appeasement and deception, threat and blackmail.
The IS gangsters frantically carried out operations to lure and abduct citizens of the DPRK in foreign countries in the past, too, but they have never been so undisguised in their moves to conduct such operations in broad daylight in such a premeditated and group manner as now.
The hideous crimes committed by the south Korean puppet group in the eyes of the world clearly show how desperately they work to check the advance of the DPRK and keep afloat their bankrupt policy of confrontation.
Such spy and conspiratorial body as the IS, which stoops to any infamy to do harm to the fellow countrymen, should be disbanded as soon as possible as it brings nothing good to the national reconciliation, unity and reunification.
The south Korean puppet group should apologize to the entire nation for their thrice-cursed abduction of citizens of the DPRK and immediately disorganize the IS and send back all the abductees unconditionally. -0-
Families of DPRK Abductees Send Written Protest to S. Korean Intelligence Service
Pyongyang, May 23 (KCNA) -- The families of the DPRK citizens abducted in group by agents of the south Korean Intelligence Service (IS) sent the following written protest to the IS on Monday:
We are the parents of the 12 girls abducted in broad daylight and taken to south Korea by your agents on April 5 while working at a restaurant in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province of China.
We cannot repress our anger but feel our blood boiling when thinking of our beloved daughters who might be wriggling in tears, ardently calling their parents, brothers and sisters even at the moment in solitary rooms after being taken to south Korea where they have no kith and kin.
How can this shuddering case occur in peace time, not wartime?
Do you have even a drop of human blood in your bodies as you made no scruple of masterminding such a hideous and brutal act of separating gullible girls from their parents overnight?
Don't you have any parents, brothers and sisters?
You are spouting a string of rubbish about "free will" and "longing" in a sinister bid to hide your thrice-cursed crime but it is no more than sophism insulting our innocent daughters.
As for our daughters, they are pure-minded girls who grew up in happiness under the loving care of our Party and the Republic, which are so warm that we failed to show more than it.
It is no more than a far-fetched assertion that our daughters "longed for" the south Korean society where the jungle-law prevails and it is, furthermore, preposterous that they "defected in group from the north."
If our daughters "defected from the north" at "free will" as you claim, why don't you open to public their stories but "force" them to "defect" through appeasement and coercion after putting them each in a solitary room?
What is the difference between the atrocious group abduction perpetrated by you and the sexual slavery enforced by Japs after abducting pure Korean women in group by luring them with the promise "to offer jobs" and threatening them at the point of bayonet?
The whole world was stunned by your hair-raising atrocity reminiscent of human butchery.
Do not twist the truth behind the crime with shameless sophism any more but immediately make an apology for the inhuman abduction of our daughters with your knees bent.
Do not inflict mental and physical pain upon our daughters by forcing "defection" but send them back to their parents and hometowns without delay.
Open the way at once for us to meet our daughters face to face.
Hand to us the thrice-cursed gangsters involved in the allurement and abduction and those behind it so that we can take a thousand-fold revenge upon them.
Our rage is running high at the moment.
If brutes like your agents and dirty human scum hurt even a bit our daughters whom we brought up with so profound love, we will certainly avenge on them even by biting and tearing them to pieces. -0-
Seventh Congress of WPK Closes
Pyongyang, May 10 (KCNA) -- The Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) closed on Monday.
The congress discussed its third agenda item "On revising rules of the WPK" and adopted a decision.
According to the decision, the revised "Rules of the WPK" stipulate that its top post is chairman of the WPK and he is its supreme leader who represents the party and leads the whole party.
As regards this, secretary of the Central Committee of the party is renamed vice-chairman, chief secretary, secretary and vice-secretary of the provincial, city and county party committees and basic party organizations chairman and vice-chairman and the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee the Executive Policy Bureau and the Secretariat of the provincial, city and county party committees the Executive Policy Office.
Some chapters and provisions of the present rules of the party and their contents were revised and supplemented as required by the developing reality.
The congress discussed the fourth agenda item "On electing the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un to the top post of our Party".
Kim Yong Nam made an address on electing Kim Jong Un to the top post of the WPK.
He said that Kim Jong Un is the supreme leader of the WPK and the Korean people who is successfully carrying forward and accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche which was started in Mt. Paektu and has made a victorious advance.
He went on: The past four years in which the WPK has made the revolution with Kim Jong Un as its top leader have witnessed the continuity of the fiercest confrontation with the hostile forces and have been proud days during which the signal victories and great events to be specially recorded in the history of the nation have taken place one after another despite the worst adversity.
In this period Kim Jong Un has powerfully demonstrated the dignity and national power of socialist Korea at the strongest level with his outstanding leadership and foiled the hostile forces' vicious moves to stifle it, thus providing a solid foundation for the final victory.
Unshakable are the firm faith and will of the WPK, the army and the people of the DPRK to win every victory and glory on the road of single-mindedly upholding the idea and leadership of Kim Jong Un.
Kim Yong Nam courteously proposed the congress to elect Kim Jong Un as chairman of the WPK, reflecting the unanimous will of all Party members, service personnel of the Korean People's Army and people.
Hwang Pyong So, Jon Yong Nam, Ju Yong Gil, Ri Myong Gil and Thae Hyong Chol, delegates of every provincial party organization, in their speeches fully supported and approved the proposal on electing Kim Jong Un as chairman of the WPK, its top post.
They expressed their determinations to absolutely trust and follow Kim Jong Un only in any storm and stress and staunchly fight under the leadership of the Party Central Committee in the future, too, just as they had dynamically made long journeys of the revolution following the great leaders.
The congress elected Kim Jong Un as chairman of the WPK.
The election of the central leadership organ, the fifth agenda item, took place.
The congress declared that Chairman of the WPK Kim Jong Un was elected as member of the Party Central Committee, member of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee and chairman of the Party Central Military Commission, according to the rules of the WPK and the rules of the election of the supreme leadership organ of the WPK.
The congress elected the Party Central Committee.
It, to begin with, nominated candidates for the members and alternate members of the Party Central Committee.
129 candidates for members and 106 candidates for alternate members of the Party Central Committee were elected members and alternate members of the Party Central Committee with unanimous approval of the delegates.
The congress elected the Party Central Auditing Commission.
15 candidates for members of the Party Central Auditing Commission were elected its members with unanimous approval of the delegates.
The delegates were informed of a decision of the First Plenary Meeting of the 7th Party Central Committee.
The results of the election of members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee were announced.
The results of the election of vice-chairmen of the Party Central Committee were announced and it was informed that the Executive Policy Bureau was organized.
The delegates were informed that the Party Central Military Commission was organized.
It was informed that department directors of the Party Central Committee and the editor-in-chief of Rodong Sinmun, the organ of the Party Central Committee, were appointed.
The results of the election of the Control Commission of the Party Central Committee were announced.
The delegates were informed of a decision made at the First Plenary Meeting of the 7th Party Central Auditing Commission.
An appeal of the Seventh Congress of the WPK to all service personnel of the KPA, the youth and people "Let us make all-out charge for the complete victory of socialism by launching the Mallima speed campaign!" was announced.
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, made a closing address at the congress.
The Seventh Congress of the WPK held in the presence of Kim Jong Un, the great leader of the WPK and the Korean people, was a significant grand assembly as it marked a historic watershed in the sacred drive to accomplish the great cause of Paektu under the banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. -0-
Korean-American Sentenced to 10 Years of Hard Labor
Pyongyang, April 29 (KCNA) -- The Supreme Court of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on April 29 held a trial on Kim Tong Chol, a Korean-American who was arrested while perpetrating the state subversive plots and espionage against the DPRK.
Attending the trial as observers were citizens from different walks of life.
The trial examined the case of Kim, accused of violations of Articles 60 and 64 of the DPRK Criminal Code. And a written indictment confirming his crimes was submitted before inquiries into the facts of the case.
In the course of the inquiry, the accused confessed to all crimes he had committed to overthrow the social system of the DPRK while viciously slandering the dignity of its supreme leadership and its political system and gathered and offered information on its party, state and military affairs to the south Korean puppet regime, which are tantamount to state subversive plots and espionages.
Then, witnesses made statements and evidence was presented to prove the crimes of the accused.
The prosecutor demanded 15 years of hard labor to the accused, contending that he is bound to face a stern punishment under the DPRK law as he committed the said offenses in a scheme to overthrow the socialist system of the DPRK.
The defense counsel asked the court to commute the demanded penalty, arguing that the crimes by the accused are very serious but he is old and may repent of his faults, witnessing for himself the true picture of the prospering DPRK.
The court sentenced him to ten years of hard labor. -0-
GFTUK Spokesman Urges S. Korea to Send Back to DPRK Workers Abducted
Pyongyang, April 22 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea (GFTUK) in a statement on Friday denounced the Park Geun Hye group of traitors for mobilizing the gangsters of the "Intelligence Service" to let them commit the thrice-cursed crime of alluring and abducting in group the woman workers who were working at an overseas restaurant.
The statement continued: The shameless and unethical criminal act is a product of the foolish ambition and the heinous policy of escalating confrontation with the DPRK pursued by the Park Geun Hye group to undermine the single-minded unity of the DPRK and realize the ambition for "unification of social systems".
The recent gangster-like act of abducting the women of the DPRK working overseas after reaching dark tentacles to them proves that traitor Park Geun Hye's confrontation-minded paranoia has already gone beyond the danger line as it was the most vicious politically-motivated provocation against the DPRK.
The statement vehemently denounces in the name of all the workers in the northern half of Korea the Park Geun Hye group of traitors who allured and abducted in group the women workers of the DPRK in broad daylight and strongly demanded the Park group to send them back unconditionally and immediately.
If the Park group wants to prolong its remaining days, it has to apologize before the nation for the group abduction of those women of the DPRK, send them back immediately and unconditionally and sternly punish those who were involved in the abduction and those who manipulated it backstage, the statement concluded. -0-
DPRK FM Spokesman Slams "Nuclear Security Summit"
Pyongyang, April 4 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA on Monday accusing the U.S. of vociferating about "nuclear threat" from the DPRK at the 4th "Nuclear Security Summit":
The 4th "Nuclear Security Summit" took place in Washington recently to discuss the issues of nuclear terrorism, prevention of nuclear proliferation and reduction of strategic nuclear weapons.
During the summit the U.S. worked hard to stir up the atmosphere of sanctions and pressure upon the DPRK by prodding Japan, south Korea and other followers into creating impressions that the "nuclear threat" from the DPRK is the biggest problem facing the international community.
This is nothing but a crafty artifice to cover up the U.S. true colors as the world's biggest nuclear criminal and evade the blame for the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula.
Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for advocating "a world without nuclear weapons" from the beginning of his office but became a swindler who has done nothing till now close to its end as he has been engrossed in modernizing nuclear weapons and posing a nuclear threat to the world.
The above-said summit has taken place four times but the prospect of denuclearization of the world is becoming gloomier. On the contrary, nuclear weapons are posing a greater threat to global peace and security. It is by no means fortuitous that the international community is claiming Obama is chiefly to blame for this.
Upset by this, the Obama group is trying hard to evade the accusations by taking issue with the DPRK, a trite method. But this is a foolish act.
The atrocities the U.S. perpetrated by dropping A-bombs on mankind are the thrice-cursed monstrous crimes.
The U.S. is the world's nuclear criminal who has worked hard to maintain its hegemonic position by recklessly wielding a nuclear stick, regarding nuclear threat and blackmail as the tenet of its foreign policy.
This is an undeniable historical fact hard to hide and a stark reality.
It is well known that the Bush administration had posed a nuclear threat to the DPRK since it designated the anti-U.S. independent states including the DPRK as "axis of evil" and targets of preemptive nuclear attack.
The Obama administration has squandered a fabulous amount of funds for modernizing nuclear weapons, far from doing anything for denuclearization quite contrary to its advocacy of building "a world without nuclear weapons." After adopting a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK as its policy, it is staging madcap drills under the simulated conditions of a nuclear war by introducing all type strategic nuclear strike means into the Korean peninsula.
Since the Obama administration took office, the U.S. strategic nuclear strike means introduced into south Korea have increased several times, far from decreasing in their scope and number, and its nuclear war drills have become more provocative in their nature.
The U.S. is, at the same time, escalating the hostile moves against the DPRK to the maximum, openly revealing its intention to screw up the political and economic pressure on the DPRK by setting in motion its followers and allies for the implementation of the UN "resolution on sanctions" cooked up against the DPRK's inevitable choice for self-defense.
This is the truth about the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula and the cause of escalating tension.
Confrontation and danger of a war are escalating in Northeast Asia as the U.S. is seeking to tighten the U.S.-Japan-south Korea triangular military cooperation and, furthermore, form a new military bloc for aggression under the pretext of "threat" from the DPRK.
The prevailing situation more urgently requires than ever before the DPRK to bolster the nuclear deterrent for self-defence as it serves as a treasured sword to ensure the sovereignty and prosperity of the country and protect the global peace and security.
The DPRK's bolstering up of its nuclear deterrent in every way is an inevitable choice and a legitimate exercise of the right to self-defence to cope up with the U.S. extreme nuclear threat and blackmail and nuclear war moves.
As already clarified, the DPRK will take decisive toughest countermeasures against the U.S. ever-escalating nuclear war threat and pressure in the future, too. -0-
DPRK Will Show in Practice Its Warning Is Not Empty Talk-CPRK
Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) -- The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) Wednesday released a crucial report in connection with the fact that the reckless military provocations of the U.S. and the Park Geun Hye group of traitors of south Korea against the DPRK have gone beyond the tolerance limit.
At the instigation of the U.S. imperialists the south Korean warmongers dared stage an outrageous "precision strike drill" aimed to destroy the office of the supreme headquarters of the DPRK on March 21 with 16 fighter bombers carrying air-to-surface guided missiles involved, the report said, and went on:
This is a thrice-cursed provocation to the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and intolerable hideous confrontation action.
Under authorization, the CPRK clarifies the following actions to cope with the prevailing grave situation:
From this moment all the actions of the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK including the regular units of the Korean People's Army (KPA), the Workers-Peasant Red Guards, the Young Red Guards and all people will be oriented to launch a retaliatory battle of justice in order to resolutely eliminate the Park Geun Hye group of traitors on this land and under this sky.
The battle to be fought by the DPRK will be the sacred one for devotedly defending the leader and the one for annihilating the enemy without mercy.
We do not hide the fact that it may start inside the Chongwadae or near it.
We had already declared that all the dens of the enemy in south Korea including the Chongwadae are the primary targets of the ultra-precision strike means of the Strategic Force of the KPA ready to go into action.
The powerful large-caliber multiple rocket launching systems of the invincible KPA artillery units are highly alerted to scorch the Chongwadae bossed by Park Geun Hye in a jiffy. Once their buttons are pushed, it is bound to be reduced to a sea in flames and ashes.
The KPA units behind enemy lines to be deployed in the operational theater of the southern part of Korea are fully ready to start a storm operation, lightning operation to conquer the Chongwadae and other major targets at one blow any time and mercilessly wipe out Park Geun Hye and other south Korean warmongers.
The U.S. imperialists and the Park group should clearly understand the will of all the service personnel and people of the DPRK to annihilate the enemy as they regard their supreme headquarters and dignity dearer than their own lives.
There's a limit to our patience.
The U.S. imperialists and the Park group of traitors had better pay heed to the DPRK's warning that it has done everything required after having access to everything necessary. They would be well advised to behave prudently, if they wish to spend their remaining days.
Once it is determined, the DPRK will launch a preemptive attack operation of Korean style to wipe out not only the Park Geun Hye group of traitors but all big or small strongholds of aggression the way the world has never known.
What the DPRK warns is not hot air.
It will be clearly proved by the miserable end the U.S. and the Park group will meet while going reckless. -0-
Inquiry Report Reveals Abuse of Rights of Women by Park Geun Hye Group
Pyongyang, March 6 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Measure Council for Human Rights in South Korea released an inquiry report on Sunday to disclose before the world that the Park Geun Hye group turned south Korea into the worst hell full of discrimination and abuses against women.
The report cited the facts to prove in detail that the Park group overlooked the sexual abuses by her master U.S. and Japan, reduced south Korea to the worst tundra of women's rights and sacrificed them for its policy of confrontation with the compatriots in the DPRK. It went on:
The Park group is zealously patronizing traitor Park Chung-Hee's pro-U.S. criminal history in which it met his personal interests by making many south Korean women provide sex to the GIs.
"Yusin" dictator Park Chung-Hee set up brothels at the U.S. military bases in south Korea and put sexual slavery for the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces on a legal and institutional basis since the early 1960s.
At that time the "yusin" dictator regarded the south Korean women as mere scapegoats for courting the U.S. pleasure and an "industry without chimney" for money-making.
He established a "purification committee for the U.S. military base villages" at Chongwadae in December, 1971.
A "measure for purification of the U.S. military base villages" signed by him in 1977 was opened to public in 2013.
According to it, the direct administrative expenses of the authorities for the women in the base villages were backed by a "special fund of the president" and they used an official term "comfort women for GIs" referring to the women in the base villages.
Traitor Park Geun Hye paid no heed to getting apology and reparation from the U.S. in a bid to cover up the "yusin" dictator's treason of conniving at and supporting the sexual slavery for the U.S. troops.
Park unhesitatingly committed the thrice-cursed act of treachery by covering up the crimes related to the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army in an effort to hush up her father's pro-Japanese acts.
Park Geun Hye and her clan are following Park Chung-Hee's despicable pro-Japanese acts.
Park Kun Ryong, brother of Park Geun Hye, openly justified the pro-Japanese acts during his junket to Japan in July last year, saying that to cause a discord with Japan over the issue of the past history was a "shameful behavior."
Park Geun Hye frequently promised that she would drastically increase the rate of women's involvement in politics and train 100 000 talented women, but it was no more than a cynical ploy to deceive the women.
The World Economic Forum in its annual "report on the world gender gap" evaluated that the most serious gender discrimination against women was in the south Korean political circle.
Women in south Korea are subject to the most serious discrimination in their social and economic life.
Shortly ago, the British magazine Economist was critical of the worst position and working conditions of south Korean women among the countries and regions belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development by putting together ten indices including wage gap and rate of women holding high posts.
Marriage and family have become a symbol of misfortune and pain to the south Korean women.
With the thoughtless introduction of abnormal and corrupt Western culture and lifestyle and undisguised production and distribution of literature and art works in which women are regarded and portrayed as playthings, the number of sex-related crimes of all kinds is on the steady increase.
In south Korea where infamous "yusin" fascist dictatorship has been revived and democracy and human rights are crudely violated, those women who sympathize or support the north' assertion even a bit have become the primary target of "witch hunting" whether they are south Koreans, overseas Koreans or foreign women.
The Park Geun Hye group does not hesitate to commit crimes against humanity and human rights abuses which sacrifice women hailing from the north for the purpose of the policy of confrontation with the fellow countrymen while detaining them and forcing them to "defect" to the south after abducting them.
The report branded the Park Geun Hye group as a group of fascists and hideous criminals who are not in a position to talk about human rights as they are ruthlessly abusing rights of women in wanton violation of international law.
Genuine rights of women can be attained through struggle only, the report said, calling on all the women in the north and the south and abroad to force traitor Park Geun Hye to face the severest punishment by history as she is not entitled to stay among the Korean women. -0-
Crucial Statement of KPA Supreme Command
Pyongyang, February 23 (KCNA) -- The Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army (KPA) issued the following crucial statement on Tuesday:
The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces are making desperate efforts after being taken aback by the first successful H-bomb test of Juche Korea and its successful launch of earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-4.
As the hysteric farce for adopting resolutions on "sanctions" at the UN, madcap military moves for stifling the DPRK with all type nuclear weapons and all unprecedented "options" against the DPRK could not break the will of the DPRK, the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces have now turned to their last gambling.
That is the "collapse of social system" through "beheading operation" targeting the supreme headquarters of the DPRK.
The U.S. imperialist aggression forces' nuclear-powered submarine North Carolina has already entered Pusan Port, F-22A Stealth fighter-bombers have been deployed in the Osan air force base and special operation troops of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces are finding their way to south Korea one after another to get involved in the operation.
The first special warfare corps of the U.S. Army, 75th commando regiment, special commando regiment of the U.S. marines, 720th special tactics corps of the U.S. air force, special warfare team Seal and other special operation troops have already been deployed in fields. Their operation missions are to strike major strategic targets including the supreme headquarters and nuclear and strategic rocket force bases of the DPRK in wartime.
Never has there been such a time as now when almost all the special operation troops of the ground force, navy, marines and air force of the U.S. that earned an ill fame in the past overseas aggression wars, and the aggression troops that go operational for the so-called "high-density strike" have found their way to south Korea all at once.
The U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces openly bluster that they will examine the feasibility of the combined "beheading operation", a key program of new OPLAN 5015, and the "removal operation" of nuclear and strategic rocket forces of the DPRK at the upcoming Key Resolve, Foal Eagle 16 joint military exercises.
The "beheading operation" touted by the enemies means a preemptive strike for "removing in advance the one empowered with the mandate of order" to deter the "use" of the nuclear and strategic rockets of the DPRK.
Gravity of the situation is that the south Korean puppet forces are frantically joining the gangster-like U.S. in the implementation of "beheading operation," not content with introducing nuclear war means of the U.S. into south Korea to kill the compatriots in the north.
The above-said "beheading operation" and the moves to "bring down the social system in the DPRK" are the height of hostile acts against it.
The service personnel and people of the DPRK regard the supreme headquarters of our revolution as dearer than their own lives.
All the service personnel and people of the DPRK are ready to immediately and mercilessly punish without slightest leniency, tolerance and patience anyone provoking the dignified supreme headquarters even a bit.
The Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army clarifies the following principled stand reflecting the will of all the angry service personnel and people to take a thousand-fold revenge upon the enemies in view of the situation that has reached the dangerous phase which can never be overlooked any longer:
From this moment all the powerful strategic and tactical strike means of our revolutionary armed forces will go into preemptive and just operation to beat back the enemy forces to the last man if there is a slight sign of their special operation forces and equipment moving to carry out the so-called "beheading operation" and "high-density strike."
Our primary target is the Chongwadae, the centre for hatching plots for confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north, and reactionary ruling machines.
The Park Geun Hye group of traitors has long been disqualified to live in this land as it has recklessly introduced nuclear war means of its U.S. master to bring a nuclear disaster to this land, desperately decrying the DPRK's nuclear deterrent and successes made in space development, treasures common to the Korean nation.
The group will have to pay a very high price for its high treason to get the sun eclipsed and destroy the cradle of our life.
If the enemies persist in their foolish military action, failing to come to their senses despite the DPRK's crucial warnings, the DPRK will stage the second striking operation to totally eliminate its very source.
The U.S. imperialist aggressor forces' bases for invading the DPRK in the Asia-Pacific region and the U.S. mainland are its second striking target.
The Korean-style striking operation which has been in the making for several decades for the final battle against the U.S. imperialists, robbers, will be an unimaginable retaliation war and reduce the cesspool of all evils to ashes never to rise again on our planet.
They should bear this in mind.
The DPRK is possessed of the most powerful and ultra-modern strike means in the world which are capable of dealing fatal blows at the U.S. mainland any moment and in any place.
There is no need for the DPRK to keep secret about its military capabilities for which it has exerted all efforts to fight decisive battles with the U.S. for more than half a century.
The U.S. is fated to be punished and perish in the flames due to the DPRK's deadly strikes.
The doom of the U.S. has been sealed.
Its strongholds for aggression are within the range of the DPRK's strikes and its weaponry is ready to open fire.
The U.S. and south Korean puppet forces would be well advised to make the final choice: Whether they are to face merciless punishment or opt for making apology, though belatedly, and putting the situation under control.
Nothing is more foolish and reckless than trying to make the sun sink.
The DPRK's service personnel and people who are like manifold fortresses protecting the supreme headquarters of the revolution will mercilessly frustrate any provocation of the hostile forces and dash forward more dynamically for the final victory of the great Paektusan nation.
Kim Jong Un's New Year Address
Filled with the dignity and self-respect of being victors, who have set up a shining milestone in the history of the glorious Workers' Party of Korea and our country, we are greeting the New Year 2016.
In reflection of the fervent loyalty of all the people and service personnel, I extend the noblest respect and New Year greetings to the great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the symbol of socialist Korea and the sun of Juche.
My New Year greetings also go to all the service personnel and people, who are working devotedly for the prosperity of their socialist country with a firm determination to follow the road of Juche to the end together with the Party, and I wish that all the families will be filled with harmonious feelings and the happy laughter of our dear children resound more loudly.
Seeing in the New Year, I extend greetings to our compatriots in the south and abroad who are struggling to achieve national reunification, the cherished desire of the nation, and to the progressive peoples and our friends in the world who aspire after independence, justice and peace.
The year 2015 was a year of gigantic struggle, which is adorned with meaningful events and eye-opening successes, a year of victory and glory, in which socialist Korea fully demonstrated its prestige and might.
Last year we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea as a proud and significant revolutionary event of the great Paektusan nation.
Having turned out as one in hearty response to the Party's call, the service personnel and people waged a heroic struggle in the revolutionary spirit of Paektu and through bold army-people cooperation, thus bringing about proud labour results dedicated to the motherly Party.
The Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station, Chongchongang Power Station in Tiers, Sci-Tech Complex, Mirae Scientists Street, Jangchon Vegetable Cooperative Farm and many other structures of lasting significance and beautiful socialist villages that embody the Party's ideas and policies sprang up, showing the mettle of the country which is advancing by leaps and bounds reducing ten years to one.
Our working class, scientists and technicians, true to the instructions of the great leaders, made a big stride in making the metallurgical industry Juche-based, built model, standard factories of the era of the knowledge-driven economy in various parts of the country and put production lines on a modern and IT footing, thus opening a new road of advance for developing the overall economy and improving the people's standard of living. The flames of the campaign to implement the Party's ideas and defend its policies have unfolded a proud reality of our indigenous plane flying in the sky and our indigenous subway train running under the ground, and rich fish and fruit harvests were gathered, their socialist flavour bringing pleasure to the people. Our sportspeople including the trustworthy women's soccer players exalted the honour of their motherland and further encouraged the militant spirit of our service personnel and people by winning gold medals in international competitions.
Through the large-scale events held to celebrate the Party's 70th anniversary drawing the attention of the world, we demonstrated far and wide the might of the single-hearted unity of all the service personnel and people around the Party and the bright future of Juche Korea.
The moving scenes unfolded on the October celebration square shook the world with power greater than that of explosion of an atomic bomb or that of the launching of an earth satellite, and clearly showed that nothing can check the dynamic advance of our Party, service personnel and people that are fighting with the single-hearted unity and arms as their ever-victorious weapons.
Last year our service personnel and people warded off the danger of war facing their country and nation and safeguarded the dignity of the Republic and world peace with honour.
That we neutralized the hair-trigger situation teetering on the brink of armed conflict owing to the grave political and military provocations by the hostile forces and defended the dignity and security of our motherland from possible calamities is a brilliant victory born of the Herculean might of the great army-people unity and of the powerful Paektusan revolutionary army.
What makes us look back upon last year with greater delight is that our young vanguard who are reliably carrying forward the lineage of the Juche revolution and faith demonstrated the might of the youth power without parallel in the world by means of their loyalty to the Party and heroic struggle.
Educated and trained in the embrace of the great leaders and the Party, our young people rushed ahead along the course of the Korean revolution set by the Party, creating the charging spirit and culture of young people of the Songun era and performing laudable deeds that touched people's heartstrings. The millions of young people, fully equipped with the revolutionary ideology of the great leaders and firmly rallied behind the Party, have grown strong in ideas and faith, to become successors to the cause of the Juche revolution. This is the greatest dignity, pride and success for us.
All the victories and successes achieved last year are a fruition born of the heroic struggle of our people, who turned out in the general offensive for their country's prosperity with the spirit and mettle of Paektu, and a crystallization of the invaluable blood and sweat the service personnel and people dedicated to the country and the revolution.
Spending last year seething with creation and filled with miraculous achievements together with the service personnel and people, who were burning their hearts with patriotism and loyalty, our Party witnessed with a warm feeling their beautiful spiritual world and strenuous struggle and gained greater strength and courage from their trust-filled look and sincere opinions.
As there are the Party's sagacious leadership, the invincible army and the great people that absolutely support the Party and defend it unto death, we have no difficulties to be afraid of and can accomplish any great cause without fail-this is the proud conclusion of last year's struggle.
I extend warm thanks to all the members of the Workers' Party of Korea, service personnel and people who glorified last year with heroic struggle and feats in devoted support of the cause of the Party cherishing ardent loyalty to it and faith in sure victory.
This year is a significant year when the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea is to be held.
The congress will proudly review the successes our Party has achieved in the revolution and construction under the wise guidance of the great leaders, and unfold an ambitious blueprint for hastening final victory for our revolution.
We should celebrate the Seventh Party Congress as a glorious meeting of victors as it will constitute a historic landmark in carrying out the cause of the Juche revolution.
"Let us usher in a golden age in building a thriving nation in this year when the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea is to be held!"-this is the militant slogan our Party and people should uphold as they advance.
All Party members, service personnel and other people should turn out as one with ardent loyalty to the Party and extraordinary patriotic zeal, and demonstrate the spirit and mettle of Korea that is rushing forward towards final victory racing against time.
We should concentrate all our efforts on building an economic giant to bring about a fresh turn in developing the country's economy and improving the people's standard of living.
In order to achieve breakthroughs for a turning point in building an economic giant the electric-power, coal-mining and metallurgical industries and the rail transport sector should advance dynamically in the vanguard of the general offensive.
The problem of electricity should be resolved as an undertaking involving the whole Party and the whole state. The existing power stations should be kept in a good state of maintenance, bolstered up and run at full capacity to ensure maximum output of electric power. The construction of the Tanchon Power Station and other projects for boosting the country's power-generating capacity should be promoted along with the efforts to ease the strain on electricity supply by making proactive use of natural energy. All sectors and all units should wage a vigorous campaign to economize on electricity and make effective use of it. The sector of coal-mining industry should raise the fierce flames of an upsurge in production to ensure enough supply of coal for the thermal power stations and several sectors of the national economy.
The state should take thoroughgoing measures to make certain that the sector of metallurgical industry receives adequate material supplies and the metallurgical factories, such as the Kim Chaek and Hwanghae iron and steel complexes, expand the successes achieved in making their production Juche-based and modern. By doing so it can increase the output of iron and steel. The rail transport sector should establish rigid discipline and increase effectiveness in organizing and controlling transport services to ensure regular operation of trains, and step up the modernization of railways.
Our Party maintains the improvement of the people's living conditions as the most important of the numerous state affairs.
The crop farming, animal husbandry and fishing sectors should make innovations to effect a radical change in improving the people's standard of living. The agricultural sector should actively adopt superior strains and scientific farming methods, speed up the comprehensive mechanization of the rural economy and take strict measures for each farming process, so as to carry out the cereals production plan without fail. The animal husbandry and fishing sectors, which are waging an all-out struggle in response to the Party's call, should ramp up production as soon as possible and see to it that the fish farms, vegetable greenhouses and mushroom production bases built across the country pay off. Thus they can contribute to enriching the people's diet.
The light industry sector should put its factories and enterprises on a highly modern footing, provide them with plenty of raw and other materials to keep their production going full steam and increase the number of world-famous products and commodities with a competitive edge.
Construction is a yardstick and visual evidence for the strength of a country and the quality of its civilization; it constitutes a worthwhile, important undertaking for embodying our Party's people-oriented policies. The construction sector should launch a general offensive to implement the Party's construction policy and grand plan. By doing so, it should build important production facilities, educational and cultural institutions and dwelling houses on the highest possible level and at the fastest possible speed, so that they serve as standards and models of the times. In this way it can make sure that the great heyday of construction continues without letup.
All the sectors of the national economy should set ambitious goals and maintain regular production by tapping every possible internal reserve and potentiality. They should also take it as an important policy-oriented requirement to improve product quality, ensure domestic production of equipment and rely on locally available raw and other materials, and make strenuous efforts to this end.
The whole Party, the entire army and all the people should buckle down to the campaign to restore the forests of the country.
The urban and rural areas, workplaces and villages should be kept spick and span, and positive measures should be taken to conserve the resources of the country and prevent air, river and sea pollution.
Our Party is steadfast in its determination and will to solidify the foundations of a thriving country by dint of science and technology and, with them as the engine, achieve national prosperity. The scientific research sector should give priority to resolving the scientific and technological problems that arise in consolidating the might of the Juche-based industry, the socialist independent economy, and improving the people's standard of living, and strive to push back the frontiers of science and technology. Factories, enterprises and cooperative farms should build science and technology diffusion rooms in a splendid fashion and put their operation on a regular basis, so as to ensure that all the working people learn modern science and technology. It is also necessary to establish a social climate of resolving the problems arising in reality on the strength of science and technology.
The Cabinet and other state and economic organs should decisively improve their economic planning and guidance. Leading economic officials should fully equip themselves with Party policy, work out plans of the economic work in an innovative way and give a strong push to it on the principle of developing all the sectors at an exponential speed by relying on the inexhaustible creative strength of the working people and by dint of modern science and technology. They should accurately identify the main link in the whole chain of economic development and concentrate efforts on it while revitalizing the overall economy, especially when the conditions are not favourable and many difficulties arise. They should be proactive in organizing and launching the work of establishing on a full scale our style of economic management method which embodies the Juche idea, thus giving full play to its advantages and vitality.
The political and military might of our Republic should be strengthened in every way.
It is necessary to cement the politico-ideological position of socialism rock-solid.
We should regard ideology as the driving force of the revolution and focus on the five-point education so as to train all the service personnel and people to be strong in ideas, to etch in their hearts the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu, and encourage them to give free rein to their indomitable mental strength in the struggle to carry out the instructions of the great leaders and safeguard the Party's policies. Political work and frontline-style information and motivational work should be vigorously conducted to ensure that the whole country seethes with an atmosphere of heightened political enthusiasm in the lead-up to the Seventh Party Congress.
Single-hearted unity is the great foundation and ever-victorious weapon for the Juche revolution. All the officials, Party members and other working people should connect their burning hearts with the garden of the offices of the Party Central Committee and share the Party's ideas, breathe the same breath as it and keep pace with it in order to travel one road forever following the Party. Party organizations and state organs should give absolute priority to the demands and interests of the people by thoroughly applying the politics of prioritizing, respecting and loving them, and take responsible care of their political integrity and material and cultural life to the end. Party organizations should take hold of public sentiments, rally the broad sections of the masses closely around the Party, and launch an intensive struggle among officials against all practices of abuse of power, bureaucratism and corruption that gnaw at and undermine our single-hearted unity.
The country's defence capability should be built up.
In this year, which marks the 20th anniversary of the movement of winning the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment initiated by General Kim Jong Il, the People's Army should further develop itself into a revolutionary army of the Party in which the Party's unified command system is thoroughly established, into a steadfast army of the Party that keeps the revolutionary faith to the death, and effect a turnaround in implementing the Party's four-point line of building up the army to be formidable. By keeping it as the seed to conduct training in a real-war atmosphere and put it on a scientific and modern footing, the army should raise the fierce flames of training so that all the service personnel are prepared to be elite soldiers of modern warfare and stout fighters who are equipped with the military strategies and tactics of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the heroic fighting spirit and flawless abilities to fight an actual war. It should become a standard-bearer and shock force of the times to make breakthroughs as intended by the Party on the major fronts where a thriving country is being built, and look for more tasks that are for the good of the people.
Officers and men of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces should smash in embryo the manoeuvrings of the class enemy and hostile elements to harm the leadership of the revolution, our socialist system and our people's lives and property, and members of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and the Young Red Guards should intensify combat and political training and fully prepare themselves to defend their villages.
The munitions industry sector should develop defence science and technology, put the defence industry on a highly Juche-oriented, modern and scientific footing, and give full play to the revolutionary spirit of Kunja-ri, so as to develop and produce a greater number of various means of military strike of our own style that are capable of overwhelming the enemy.
We should ensure that our people enjoy the highest quality of civilization on the highest level.
By raising the flames of radical improvement in education in the new century, we should renovate the conditions and environment for education and improve its quality decisively, thereby bringing up talented personnel who are knowledgeable, morally sound and physically strong. We should improve medical treatment and preventive work as required by the socialist public health system in order to protect the people's life and promote their health.
We should make sports mass-based and part of daily concern to ensure that the whole country is astir with enthusiasm for sports, and radically develop the specialized sporting techniques to create new miracles of heroic Korea in international games. The sector of art and literature should brace itself to produce a larger number of contemporary masterpieces which make all the service personnel and people burn their hearts with enthusiasm for the revolution and for struggle.
We should launch a strong drive to establish discipline with regard to moral ethics so as to ensure that a sound and civilized way of life prevails throughout the country.
All the officials and working people should turn out as one in the struggle to usher in a golden age in building a thriving nation in this year when the Seventh Party Congress is to be held.
It is the tradition of struggle and temperament of our people to turn out with a single mind and will and continuously work miracles like moving mountains and filling up seas if it is the Party's call.
The heroic working class of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, as befits the core unit of the Juche revolution and the eldest son of the country, should support the Party's ideas and cause in the vanguard and advance holding up the torch of a new great revolutionary upsurge in building an economic giant. Agricultural workers, with the sense of responsibility that they are in the trench on the first line of the forward echelon of the campaign to defend socialism, should strive to bring about a turn in agricultural production. Intellectuals should promote the building of a thriving country by means of brilliant scientific and technological successes as required by the era of the knowledge-based economy, and become pacesetters and standard-bearers in opening the efflorescence of civilization of the age of the Workers' Party.
Our Party pins a great hope on the role of young people in today's general advance. Young people, cherishing the trust of the Party that has given prominence to them as masters of the youth power, should train themselves further to be dependable pillars of the country and become artists of miracles and heroes on all the sites where a thriving nation is being built.
Officials should immerse themselves in the reality to inspire the masses and conduct every undertaking in a revolutionary and scientific way. They should also become true servants of the people and competent leading personnel of the revolution who make selfless, devoted efforts for the good of the people with the ennobling view of life that they have nothing more to wish for even though their bodies may be scattered like the grains of sand on the road for the good of the people.
In all fields of social life we should sustain the original features and great appearances of our society which is advancing on the strength of helping and leading one another forward and through a concerted effort. Our target is a Juche-oriented socialist power, and the might of socialism is none other than the might of collectivism. All sectors and all units should attach primary importance to the interests of the state, the Party and the revolution, introduce the successes and experiences gained by the leading units and make leaps and bounds in the flames of collectivist competition.
The principle of giving priority to self-development should be maintained in building a thriving socialist country. Worship of big countries and dependence on foreign forces is the road to national ruin; self-development alone is the road to sustaining the dignity of our country and our nation and to paving a broad avenue for the revolution and construction. With affection, trust, dignity and pride in everything of our own, we should achieve the great cause of building a thriving nation and realize the people's beautiful dreams and ideals without fail by our own efforts, technology and resources.
National reunification is the most pressing and vital task facing the nation.
Last year, greeting the 70th anniversary of national liberation, we appealed to all the compatriots to pool their efforts to open up a broad avenue to independent reunification, and strived for its realization. However, the anti-reunification forces that are not desirous of national reunification and improved inter-Korean relations ran amuck to realize their schemes for a war and even created a touch-and-go situation short of crossfire, causing grave apprehension at home and abroad. The south Korean authorities publicly sought to realize their goal of "regime change" in our country and unilateral "unification of systems" against the trend of inter-Korean dialogue and detente, and fanned distrust and confrontation between the north and the south.
This year we should hold up the slogan "Let us frustrate the challenges by the anti-reunification forces within and without and usher in a new era of independent reunification!" and press on with the national reunification movement more vigorously.
We should reject foreign intervention and resolve the issues of inter-Korean relations and national reunification independently in keeping with the aspirations and demands of the nation.
It is none other than the outside forces that divided our nation, and it is also none other than the United States and its followers that obstruct the reunification of our country. Notwithstanding this, the south Korean authorities are clinging to a smear campaign against the fellow countrymen in collusion with the outside forces while touring foreign countries to ask for the solution of the internal issue of our nation, the issue of its reunification. This is a betrayal of the country and nation that leaves the destiny of the nation at the mercy of the outside forces and sells out its interests.
The issues of inter-Korean relations and national reunification should, to all intents and purposes, be resolved by the efforts of our nation in conformity with its independent will and demands, true to the principle of By Our Nation Itself. No one will or can bring our nation reunification.
The whole nation should struggle resolutely against the sycophantic and treacherous manoeuvres of the anti-reunification forces to cooperate with the outside forces. The south Korean authorities should discontinue such a humiliating act as going on a tour of foreign countries touting for cooperation in resolving the internal issues of the nation.
It is fundamental to realizing the country's reunification to prevent the danger of war and safeguard peace and security in the Korean peninsula.
Today the peninsula has become the hottest spot in the world and a hotbed of nuclear war owing to the U.S. aggressive strategy for the domination of Asia and its reckless moves for a war against the DPRK. The U.S. and south Korean war maniacs are conducting large-scale military exercises aimed at a nuclear war against the DPRK one after another every year; this is precipitating a critical situation in the Korean peninsula and throwing serious obstacles in the way of improving inter-Korean relations. Last year's August emergency showed that even a trifling, incidental conflict between the north and the south may spark a war and escalate into an all-out war.
The U.S. and south Korean authorities must discontinue their extremely dangerous aggressive war exercises and suspend acts of military provocation that aggravates tension in the Korean peninsula.
It is our consistent stand to strive with patience for peace in the peninsula and security in the region. However, if aggressors dare to provoke us, though to a slight degree, we will never tolerate it but respond resolutely with a merciless sacred war of justice, a great war for national reunification.
We should value such agreements common to the nation as the three principles for national reunification and declarations between the north and the south, and in conformity with them, open up an avenue to improved bilateral relations.
These principles and declarations constitute the great reunification programme common to the nation, and all fellow countrymen wish that they are implemented as soon as possible and a radical phase opened up in reunifying the country.
If they are sincere about improving inter-Korean relations and reunifying the country peacefully, the south Korean authorities must not seek pointless confrontation of systems, but make it clear that they intend to respect and implement with sincerity the three principles for national reunification, June 15 Joint Declaration and October 4 Declaration, which crystallize the general will of the nation and whose validity has been proved in practice. They should cherish the spirit of the agreement signed last year at the inter-Korean high-level emergency contact, and desist from any act that will lead to a breach of the agreement and mar the atmosphere of dialogue. In the future, too, we will make strenuous efforts to develop inter-Korean talks and improve bilateral relations. We will also have an open-minded discussion on the reunification issue, one of the national issues, with anyone who is truly desirous of national reconciliation and unity, peace and reunification.
All the Korean people in the north, in the south and abroad will smash all challenges and obstructive moves by the anti-reunification forces in and out of the country and build a dignified and prosperous reunified Korea on this land without fail under the banner of By Our Nation Itself.
The United States has persisted in ignoring our just demand for replacing the Armistice Agreement with a peace pact to remove the danger of war, ease tension and create a peaceful environment in the Korean peninsula. Instead, it has clung to its anachronistic policy hostile towards the DPRK, escalating the tension and egging its vassal forces on to stage a "human rights" racket against the country. However, no plots and schemes of the enemy could break the indomitable will of our service personnel and people to firmly defend and add brilliance to our style of people-centred socialism, the base of their happy life.
The challenges by the hostile forces remain uninterrupted and the situation is as tense as ever, but we will invariably advance along the road of independence, Songun and socialism under the unfurled red flag of the revolution, and make all responsible efforts to safeguard peace and security in the Korean peninsula and the rest of the world.
Our Party and the government of our Republic will further strengthen solidarity with the peoples of the world who are opposed to aggression and war, domination and subordination, and develop relations of friendship and cooperation with all the countries that respect our national sovereignty and are friendly to us.
The cause of Juche-oriented socialism is ever-victorious, and only victory and glory is in store for us who are advancing under the leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea.
Let us all strive for the final victory of the revolution full of confidence in victory and optimism.
Greeting the hope-filled New Year, I wish the people across the country good health and happiness. -0- (2016.01.01)
DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Holds U.S. Accountable for Making Mideast Situation Complicated
Pyongyang, December 5 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry on Saturday gave the following answer to the question put by the KCNA as regards the complicated situation due to the war on terrorism in the Middle East:
The whole world is seized with fear of terrorism due to the vicious cycle of terrorism and counter-terrorism. A fierce war on terrorism is going on in Syria, a bomb attack downed a Russian airliner in Egypt, a series of terrorism occurred in France and hostage-taking incident took place at a Malian hotel.
Against this background, a Russian bomber, which was on the counter-terrorism operations at the request of the legitimate sovereign Syrian government, was shot down by a Turkish fighter, thus escalating criticism and arms build-up among various countries. The situation is growing tense with each passing day.
In fact, it was none other than the U.S. that made the "Islamic State" appear and let it reduce the Mideast to a theatre of terrorism.
The recent downing of the Russian bomber was a product of the U.S. crafty and sinister plot to scupper the hard-won international climate of cooperation in counter-terrorism and carry out its strategy for dominating the Mideast.
It is a stereotyped method of the U.S. to fish in the troubled waters by inciting the ethnic and religious distrust and standoff.
The U.S. should be held entirely accountable for the escalated tension related to Syria.
The DPRK remains unchanged in its principled stand of opposing all forms of terrorism.
The DPRK also categorically rejects all the attempts to use terrorism for meeting sinister political purposes. -0-
U.S. Conservative Forces Denounced for Trying to Re-list DPRK as ¡®Sponsor of Terrorism¡¯
Pyongyang, November 12 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Thursday gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA as regards the fact that the U.S. conservative politicians are raising the issue of re-listing the DPRK as "sponsor of terrorism":
Shortly ago, the chairman of the subcommittee on anti-terrorism, nuclear non-proliferation and trade of the U.S. House International Relations Committee cried out for re-listing the DPRK as a "sponsor of terrorism," taking issue with its nuclear deterrent for self-defence.
A string of such sheer sophism is often heard from among conservatives in the U.S. Congress.
In 2008 the then U.S. Administration of republicans de-listed the DPRK as a "sponsor of terrorism." It was not the benevolence shown by Washington for the DPRK but a thing done, prompted by its standard and interests.
Now those fools ignorant of details and essence of the issue become vocal, styling themselves politicians. The U.S. Congress looks like a market selling secondhand goods.
The U.S. conservatives intend to brand the DPRK as a "sponsor of terrorism" though its nuclear issue is absolutely irrelevant to terrorism. Their assertions are nothing but rigmarole of those steeped in inveterate repugnancy and hostility toward the DPRK.
The DPRK remains unperturbed even if the U.S. re-lists it as a "sponsor of terrorism."
The DPRK will remain unchanged in its principled stand of opposing all forms of terrorism. But it will bolster up its nuclear deterrent at a speed baffling the imagination of the U.S. as long as it persistently pursues its hostile policy towards the former. -0-
CPRK Blasts S. Korean Military for Opening Fire into Patrol Boat of DPRK in West Sea
Pyongyang, October 25 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Sunday as the south Korean military warmongers committed a serious military provocation against the DPRK in the West Sea of Korea:
On Saturday the south Korean warmongers opened fire into a patrol boat of the DPRK on its routine patrol duty in the waters of the north side in the West Sea, claiming that the boat came close to the "northern limited line" and talking about "warning".
The shelling that was committed in broad daylight was a deliberate provocation to spark off a military conflict in the tension-charged waters of the West Sea of Korea and again escalate the tension on the Korean Peninsula.
We can not but take a serious note of the fact that the provocation was timed to coincide with the frantic anti-DPRK war exercises like combined naval drill and Hoguk drill which the south Korean warmongers are staging with a U.S. nuclear carrier involved while crying out for "resolute punishment" and "conditioned counteraction" with military brass hats including the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff touring the forefront areas including Yonphyong Islet.
Now underway at Mt. Kumgang Resort is the reunion of separated families and relatives amid great concern and interest at home and abroad thanks to the positive and sincere efforts made by the DPRK.
Seeing them reunite with each other, sharing warm kindred feelings after so many years of separation, all the fellow countrymen keenly feel the urgency of national reunification and hope that the atmosphere of reconciliation will bear a rich fruit.
The recent military provocation of the south Korean military gangsters was a dangerous act aimed to chill the hard-won atmosphere of improving the relations and totally derail the process for implementing the north-south agreement.
The recent case clearly proves who is to blame for harassing peace, escalating tension on the Korean Peninsula and bedeviling the north-south relations.
There will be only a war disaster, far from the improvement of the north-south relations, as long as the south Korean military warmongers go reckless, going against the nation's desire and wish for national reunification.
No matter how dear peace is to us, we will never pardon provokers going reckless, being seized by confrontation and war, but mercilessly punish them.
If the south Korean military warmongers persist in reckless military provocations, not dropping the bad habit of cooking up a shocking incident and inciting confrontation, they will spark off an unpredictable armed conflict and the north-south relations will again reach the extremes as what they were before the August agreement.
The south Korean authorities will be wholly accountable for it.
The south Korean warmongers had better act with discretion, clearly understanding it will get nothing through its military provocation against the fellow countrymen. -0-