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Kim Jong Un Makes New Year Address

Dear fellow countrymen and brave service personnel of the People's Army,
Dear compatriots,

Today, recollecting with great pleasure and pride and deep emotion the proud achievements we performed last year through our diligent and worthwhile labour and sincere efforts and by the sweat of our brow, we are all seeing in the new year 2018 with fresh hopes and expectations.
Greeting the hope-filled new year, I wish the families across the country good health, happiness, success and prosperity. I also wish that the beautiful dreams of all our people, including the hopes of our children in the new year, would come true.

Comrades,

As I look back upon last year, when I worked strenuously on the road of achieving national prosperity, gaining great strength and wisdom from the pure minds of the dauntless people who invariably trusted and followed the Party even in the face of manifold difficulties and trials, I feel my heart swelling with the pride in waging the revolution shoulder to shoulder with a great people.

On behalf of the Workers' Party of Korea and the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, I extend sincere thanks and New Year greetings to all the people and service personnel who won miraculous victories to be noteworthy in the national history of 5 000 years by sharing mind and purpose with the Party and supporting its determination on the road of arduous yet glorious struggle.

My New Year greetings go also to the compatriots in the south and abroad who are fighting for the reunification of the country and to the progressive peoples and other friends across the world who opposed war of aggression and gave firm solidarity to our cause of justice.

Comrades,

The year 2017 was a year of heroic struggle and great victory, a year when we set up an indestructible milestone in the history of building a powerful socialist country with the spirit of self-reliance and self-development as the dynamic force.

Last year the moves of the United States and its vassal forces to isolate and stifle our country went to extremes, and our revolution faced the harshest-ever challenges. In the face of the prevailing situation and the worst trials on the road of advance, our Party trusted the people and the people defended the Party death-defyingly, turning adversity and misfortune to good account and achieving brilliant successes on all the fronts where a powerful socialist country is being built.

Through last year's grandiose struggle we powerfully demonstrated at home and abroad our immutable faith and will to follow to the end the road of Juche-oriented socialism opened up by the great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and the single-hearted unity of socialist Korea in which all the people are firmly united behind the Party.

An outstanding success our Party, state and people won last year was the accomplishment of the great, historic cause of perfecting the national nuclear forces.

On this platform one year ago I officially made public on behalf of the Party and government that we had entered the final stage of preparation for the test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. In the past one year we conducted several rounds of its test launch, aimed at implementing the programme, safely and transparently, thus proving before the eyes of the world its definite success.

By also conducting tests of various means of nuclear delivery and super-intense thermonuclear weapon, we attained our general orientation and strategic goal with success, and our Republic has at last come to possess a powerful and reliable war deterrent, which no force and nothing can reverse.

Our country's nuclear forces are capable of thwarting and countering any nuclear threats from the United States, and they constitute a powerful deterrent that prevents it from starting an adventurous war.
In no way would the United States dare to ignite a war against me and our country.
The whole of its mainland is within the range of our nuclear strike and the nuclear button is on my office desk all the time; the United States needs to be clearly aware that this is not merely a threat but a reality.

We have realized the wish of the great leaders who devoted their lives to building the strongest national defence capability for reliably safeguarding our country's sovereignty, and we have created a mighty sword for defending peace, as desired by all our people who had to tighten their belts for long years. This great victory eloquently proves the validity and vitality of the Party's line of simultaneously conducting economic construction and building up our nuclear forces and its idea of prioritizing science, and it is a great historic achievement that has opened up bright prospects for the building of a prosperous country and inspired our service personnel and people with confidence in sure victory.

I offer my noble respects to the heroic Korean people who, despite the difficult living conditions caused by life-threatening sanctions and blockade, have firmly trusted, absolutely supported and dynamically implemented our Party's line of simultaneously promoting the two fronts.

My warm, comradely greetings go also to our defence scientists and workers in the munitions industry who made devoted efforts all the year round, to demonstrate to the world that the plans and decisions of the Party Central Committee are a science and a truth and that they automatically mean their materialization.

Last year we also made notable headway in carrying out the five-year strategy for national economic development.
As a result of our vigorous endeavour to establish the Juche orientation in the metallurgical industry, an oxygen-blast furnace of our own style was built at the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex to maintain regular production of pig iron by relying on anthracite, and prospects were opened up for consolidating the independent foundations of the chemical industry and attaining the five-year strategy's goal for the output of chemical products.

Numerous light-industry factories in such sectors as textile, footwear, knitwear and foodstuff industries raised high the banner of Juche orientation and made proactive efforts to propel the modernization of several production lines by means of our own technology and our own equipment. By doing so, they provided a guarantee for making the range of consumer goods varied and improving their quality.

The machine-building industry, by upholding the banner of self-reliance and relying on science and technology, creditably attained the Party's goal for the production of new-type tractors and trucks, and thus laid solid foundations for speeding up the Juche orientation and modernization of the national economy and the comprehensive mechanization of the rural economy. The agricultural sector, by actively introducing scientific farming methods, increased the ranks of high-yield farms and workteams and reaped an unusually rich fruit harvest in spite of unfavourable climatic conditions.

Our service personnel and people built magnificent Ryomyong Street and the large-scale livestock farming base in the Sepho area, and completed the task for the first stage of the forest restoration campaign, thereby demonstrating the might of great army-people unity and the potential of the socialist independent economy.

Amid a vigorous struggle for the creation of the Mallima speed, new model units emerged one after another, and a large number of factories and enterprises fulfilled their quotas of the yearly national economic plan ahead of schedule and made a proud achievement of surpassing their peak-year levels.

Successes were also made on the scientific and cultural fronts last year.

Scientists and technicians resolved scientific and technological problems arising in the building of a powerful socialist country and completed research projects in the cutting-edge field, thereby giving stimulus to economic development and the improvement of the people's living standards. The socialist education system was further improved and the educational environment upgraded, while medical service conditions were bettered. An example of artistic performance activities was created to infuse the whole country with revolutionary optimism and the militant spirit, and our sportspeople won victories in different international competitions.

All the successes made last year are the triumph of the Juche-oriented revolutionary line of the Workers' Party of Korea and a precious fruition of the heroic struggle of the service personnel and people who are firmly rallied behind the Party.

Our Party and people achieved such signal victories others could never think of achieving by their own efforts in the face of the sanctions-and-blockade moves the United States and its vassal forces perpetrated more viciously than ever before to stamp out the rights to sovereignty, existence and development of the DPRK. Herein lies the source of their dignity and their great pride and self-confidence.

I would like to extend my warm thanks once again to all the people and service personnel who victoriously advanced the cause of building a powerful socialist country, always sharing the destiny with the Party and braving all difficulties and trials on the eventful days of last year.

Comrades,

This year we will mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the glorious Democratic People's Republic of Korea. To mark the 70th anniversary of their state with splendour is of real significance for the great people, who have raised with dignity the status of their socialist country, the greatest patriotic legacy of the great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, to that of a strategic state recognized by the world.

We should make constant innovations and continued progress until we win the final victory of the revolution by carrying on the tradition of heroic struggle and collective innovation which adorned the founding and course of development of Juche Korea. A revolutionary general offensive should be launched to achieve fresh victory on all fronts of building a powerful socialist country by taking the historic victory in the building of the DPRK's nuclear forces as a springboard for fresh progress.

"Let us launch a revolutionary general offensive to achieve fresh victory on all fronts of building a powerful socialist country!"?this is the revolutionary slogan we should uphold. All officials, Party members and other working people should launch an all-people general offensive to frustrate the challenges of the hostile forces who are making last-ditch efforts and raise the overall strength of our Republic to a new stage of development as they brought about a great upsurge in socialist construction overcoming all difficulties through the great Chollima upswing after the war.

A breakthrough should be made in reenergizing the overall economic front this year, the third year of implementing the five-year strategy for national economic development.
The central task facing socialist economic construction this year is to enhance the independence and Juche character of the national economy and improve the people's standard of living as required by the revolutionary counterstrategy put forward by the Second Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Party.

We should concentrate all efforts on consolidating the independence and Juche character of the national economy.
The electric-power industry should maintain and reinforce the self-supporting power generation bases, and direct a great deal of efforts to developing new power sources. A dynamic campaign should be conducted to drastically increase thermal power generation, and lower the loss of electric power and increase its production as much as possible by maintaining and reinforcing imperfect generating facilitates. Provinces should build power generation bases to suit their local features and put power generation at the existing medium and small-sized power stations on a normal footing to satisfy the needs of electric power for local industry by themselves. Alternated production should be organized scrupulously throughout the country, and a vigorous struggle waged against the practices of wasting electric power to make effective use of generated electric power.

The metallurgical industry should further improve the Juche-oriented iron- and steel-making technologies, increase the iron production capacity and drastically raise the quality of metallic materials in order to satisfy the needs of the national economy for iron and steel. It is necessary to ensure a preferential, planned and timely supply of electricity, concentrated iron ore, anthracite, lignite, freight wagons, locomotives and funds for the metallurgical industry. By doing so, we can fulfil next year's iron and steel production plans and make the industry Juche-oriented without fail.

The chemical industry should step up the establishment of the C1 chemical industry, push the projects for catalyst production base and phosphatic fertilizer factory as scheduled, and renovate and perfect the sodium carbonate production line whose starting material is glauberite.
The machine-building industry should modernize the Kumsong Tractor Factory, Sungni Motor Complex and other factories to develop and produce world-level machinery in our style.
The coal and mineral production and rail transport sectors should make concerted efforts to make the country's self-reliant economic foundations prove their effectiveness.

Notably, the rail transport sector should make the best use of the existing transport capacity by making transport organization and control more scientific and rational, and maintain discipline and order in the railways as rigid as in the army, so as to ensure an accident-free, on-schedule rail traffic.

A turn should be brought about this year in improving the people's standard of living.
Light-industry factories need to transform their equipment and production lines into labour- and electricity-saving ones and produce and supply more diversified and quality consumer goods with domestic raw and other materials, and provinces, cities and counties should develop the local economy in a characteristic way by relying on their own raw material resources.

The agricultural and fishing fronts should effect an upswing. We should introduce seeds of superior strains, high-yield farming methods and high-performance farm machines on an extensive scale, do farming scientifically and technologically so as to fulfil the cereals production plan without fail, and boost the production of livestock products, fruits, greenhouse vegetables and mushrooms. We should enhance our ship building and repair capacities, launch scientific fishing campaigns, and reenergize aquatic farming.

This year the service personnel and people should join efforts to complete the construction of the Wonsan-Kalma coastal tourist area in the shortest period of time, push ahead with major construction projects including the renovation of Samjiyon County, the construction of the Tanchon Power Station and the second-stage waterway project of South Hwanghae Province, and channel steady efforts into the construction of houses.

Building on the success we achieved in the forest restoration campaign, we should properly protect and manage the forests that have already been created, improve the technical conditions of roads, conduct river improvement on a regular basis, and protect environment in a scientific and responsible manner.

Every sector and every unit of the national economy should enlist their own technical forces and economic potential to the maximum and launch a dynamic struggle to increase production and practise economy, so as to create a greater amount of material wealth.
A shortcut to developing the self-sufficient economy is to give precedence to science and technology and make innovations in economic planning and guidance.

The scientific research sector should solve on a preferential basis the scientific and technological problems arising in establishing Juche-oriented production lines of our own style, ensuring domestic production of raw and other materials and equipment, and perfecting the structure of the self-supporting economy. Every sector and every unit of the national economy should make a contribution to achieving production growth by intensifying the dissemination of science and technology and waging a brisk technological innovation drive.

The Cabinet and other economic guidance organs should work out a realistic operational plan to carry out the national economic plan for this year and push forward the work for its implementation responsibly and persistently. Positive measures should be taken by the state to ensure that the socialist system of responsible business operation proves its worth in factories, enterprises and cooperative organizations.

Socialist culture should be developed in a comprehensive way.
It is necessary to strengthen the ranks of teachers, improve the contents and methods of education as demanded by the trend of developing modern education, apply the people-oriented character in public health service in a thoroughgoing way, and boost the production of medical equipment and appliances and different kinds of medicines.

We should conduct mass-based sporting activities briskly, create sporting techniques and tactics of our own style, and produce artistic and literary masterpieces which truthfully depict the heroic struggle and life of our service personnel and people in the Mallima era and the beautiful and sublime features proper to human beings. In this way, we can crush the bourgeois reactionary culture by dint of our revolutionary socialist art and literature.

A vigorous struggle should be waged to tighten moral discipline throughout society, establish a socialist way of life and eliminate all kinds of non-socialist practices, so as to ensure that all the people, possessed of ennobling mental and moral traits, lead a revolutionary and cultured life.

The self-reliant defence capability should be further consolidated.
In this year of the 70th anniversary of the development of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army into a regular revolutionary armed force by the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung, the People's Army should perfect its features as befits the revolutionary armed forces of the Party. It should organize and conduct combat training in a highly intensive way, in a real-war atmosphere, to develop all its units in different arms, services and corps into the ranks of a-match-for-a-hundred combatants.

The Korean People's Internal Security Forces should sharpen the edge of the sword of the class struggle and detect and frustrate the schemes by undesirable and hostile elements in time. The Worker-Peasant Red Guards and Young Red Guards should enhance their combat capability in all aspects through intensive combat and political training.

By consistently holding fast to the line of simultaneously promoting the two fronts in accordance with the strategic policy set by the Party at the Eighth Conference of Munitions Industry, the defence industry should develop and manufacture powerful strategic weapons and military hardware of our style, perfect its Juche-oriented production structure and modernize its production lines on the basis of cutting-edge science and technology.

The nuclear weapons research sector and the rocket industry should mass-produce nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles, the power and reliability of which have already been proved to the full, to give a spur to the efforts for deploying them for action.
And we should always be ready for immediate nuclear counterattack to cope with the enemy's manoeuvres for a nuclear war.

The political and ideological might is the first and foremost strength of our state and the great propellant for opening up an avenue for building a powerful socialist country.
In order to successfully carry out the fighting tasks facing us, we should rally the whole Party more firmly on its organizational and ideological basis and establish a thoroughgoing revolutionary climate within the Party. In this way, we can constantly enhance its fighting efficiency and leadership role in the overall revolution and construction.

All Party organizations should never tolerate all shades of heterogeneous ideas and double standards of discipline that run counter to the Party's ideology, but strengthen the single-hearted unity of the whole Party centred on its Central Committee in every way possible.

The whole Party should launch an intense struggle to establish a revolutionary climate within the Party with the main emphasis put on rooting out the abuse of Party authority, bureaucratism and other outdated methods and style of work, so as to ensure that the ties of kinship between the Party and the masses of the people are as solid as a rock.

Party organizations should intensify Party guidance to ensure that the work of their respective sectors and units is always conducted in conformity with the ideas and intentions of the Party and the requirements of its policies, and find satisfactory solutions to the problems arising in the building of a powerful socialist country by giving definite precedence to political work and motivating the people ideologically.

We should rally all the service personnel and people firmly behind the Party ideologically and volitionally so that they throw in their lot with it whatever the adversity and fight with devotion for the victory of the socialist cause.

Party and working people's organizations and government organs should orient and subordinate all their undertakings to strengthening the single-hearted unity. The benchmark in planning and launching their work should be the people's demands and interests. And they should go deep among the people, sharing good times and bad with them and solving their mental agony and difficulties in their lives. They should ensure that the shorter the supply of everything is, the fuller play is given to the beautiful traits of comrades and neighbours helping and caring for one another with all sincerity.

We should give free rein to the indomitable mental strength of the heroic Korean people on the present grand Mallima march.
Party and working people's organizations should ensure that all the working people cherish patriotism in their hearts and bring about collective innovations one after another in the great campaign to create the Mallima speed with the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and science and technology as the dynamic force. They should see to it that officials, Party members and other working people carry forward the fighting spirit displayed by the elder generations who brought about epochal changes on the grand Chollima march and all of them become Mallima pioneers who vigorously rush forward in the vanguard of the era.

Comrades,

Last year, too, our people made strenuous efforts to defend the peace of the country and hasten national reunification in keeping with the aspirations and demands of the nation. However, owing to the vicious sanctions and pressure by the United States and its vassal forces and their desperate manoeuvres to ignite a war, all aimed at checking the reinforcement of the self-defensive nuclear deterrent by our Republic, the situation on the Korean peninsula became aggravated as never before, and greater difficulties and obstacles were put on the road of the country's reunification.

Even though the conservative "regime" in south Korea, which had resorted to fascist rule and confrontation with fellow countrymen, collapsed and the ruling circles were replaced by another thanks to the massive resistance by the enraged people of all walks of life, nothing has been changed in the relations between the north and the south. On the contrary, the south Korean authorities, siding with the United States in its hostile policy towards the DPRK against the aspirations of all the fellow countrymen for national reunification, drove the situation to a tight corner, further aggravated the mistrust and confrontation between the north and the south, and brought the bilateral relations to a fix that can be hardly resolved. We can never escape the holocaust of a nuclear war forced by the outside forces, let alone achieve national reunification, unless we put an end to this abnormal situation.

The prevailing situation demands that now the north and the south improve the relations between themselves and take decisive measures for achieving a breakthrough for independent reunification without being obsessed by bygone days. No one can present an honourable appearance in front of the nation if he or she ignores the urgent demands of the times.

This year is significant both for the north and the south as in the north the people will greet the 70th founding anniversary of their Republic as a great, auspicious event and in the south the Winter Olympic Games will take place. In order to not only celebrate these great national events in a splendid manner but also demonstrate the dignity and spirit of the nation at home and abroad, we should improve the frozen inter-Korean relations and glorify this meaningful year as an eventful one noteworthy in the history of the nation.

First of all, we should work together to ease the acute military tension between the north and the south and create a peaceful environment on the Korean peninsula.

As long as this unstable situation, which is neither wartime nor peacetime, persists, the north and the south cannot ensure the success of the scheduled events, nor can they sit face to face to have a sincere discussion over the issue of improving bilateral relations, nor will they advance straight ahead towards the goal of national reunification.

The north and the south should desist from doing anything that might aggravate the situation, and they should make concerted efforts to defuse military tension and create a peaceful environment.

The south Korean authorities should respond positively to our sincere efforts for a detente, instead of inducing the exacerbation of the situation by joining the United States in its reckless moves for a north-targeted nuclear war that threatens the destiny of the entire nation as well as peace and stability on this land. They should discontinue all the nuclear war drills they stage with outside forces, as these drills will engulf this land in flames and lead to bloodshed on our sacred territory. They should also refrain from any acts of bringing in nuclear armaments and aggressive forces from the United States.

Even though the United States is wielding the nuclear stick and going wild for another war, it will not dare to invade us because we currently have a powerful nuclear deterrent. And when the north and the south are determined, they can surely prevent the outbreak of war and ease tension on the Korean peninsula.

A climate favourable for national reconciliation and reunification should be established.
The improvement of inter-Korean relations is a pressing matter of concern not only to the authorities but to all other Koreans, and it is a crucial task to be carried out through a concerted effort by the entire nation. The north and the south should promote bilateral contact, travel, cooperation and exchange on a broad scale to remove mutual misunderstanding and distrust, and fulfil their responsibility and role as the motive force of national reunification.

We will open our doors to anyone from south Korea, including the ruling party and opposition parties, organizations and individual personages of all backgrounds, for dialogue, contact and travel, if they sincerely wish national concord and unity.

A definite end should be put to the acts that might offend the other party and incite discord and hostility between fellow countrymen. The south Korean authorities should not try, as the previous conservative "regime" did, to block contact and travel by people of different social strata and suppress the atmosphere for reunification through alliance with the north, under absurd pretexts and by invoking legal and institutional mechanisms; instead, they should direct efforts to creating conditions and environment conducive to national concord and unity.

To improve inter-Korean relations as soon as possible, the authorities of the north and the south should raise the banner of national independence higher than ever before, and fulfil their responsibility and role they have assumed for the times and the nation.
Inter-Korean relations are, to all intents and purposes, an internal matter of our nation, which the north and the south should resolve on their own responsibility. Therefore, they should acquire a steadfast stand and viewpoint that they will resolve all the issues arising in bilateral relations on the principle of By Our Nation Itself.

The south Korean authorities need to know that they will gain nothing from touring foreign countries to solicit their help on the issue of inter-Korean relations, and that such behaviour will give the outside forces, who pursue dishonest objectives, an excuse for their interference and complicate matters further. Now it is not time for the north and the south to turn their backs on each other and merely express their respective standpoints; it is time that they sit face to face with a view to holding sincere discussions over the issue of improving inter-Korean relations by our nation itself and seek a way out for its settlement in a bold manner.

As for the Winter Olympic Games to be held soon in south Korea, it will serve as a good occasion for demonstrating our nation's prestige and we earnestly wish the Olympic Games a success. From this point of view we are willing to dispatch our delegation and adopt other necessary measures; with regard to this matter, the authorities of the north and the south may meet together soon. Since we are compatriots of the same blood as south Koreans, it is natural for us to share their pleasure over the auspicious event and help them.

We will, in the future, too, resolve all issues by the efforts of our nation itself under the unfurled banner of national independence and frustrate the schemes by anti-reunification forces within and without on the strength of national unity, thereby opening up a new history of national reunification.

Availing myself of this opportunity, I extend warm New Year greetings once again to all Korean compatriots at home and abroad, and I sincerely wish that in this significant year everything would go well both in the north and in the south.

Comrades,

The international situation we witnessed last year was clear proof that our Party and our state were absolutely correct in their strategic judgement and decision that when we are confronting the imperialist forces of aggression who are attempting to wreck global peace and security and make mankind suffer a nuclear holocaust, our only recourse is the power of justice.

As a responsible, peace-loving nuclear power, our country will neither have recourse to nuclear weapons unless hostile forces of aggression violate its sovereignty and interests nor threaten any other country or region by means of nuclear weapons. However, it will resolutely respond to acts of wrecking peace and security on the Korean peninsula.

Our Party and the government of our Republic will develop good-neighbourly and friendly relations with all the countries that respect our national sovereignty and are friendly to us, and make positive efforts to build a just and peaceful new world.

Comrades,

The year 2018 will be recorded as another year of victory for our people.
At this moment when this year's gigantic march has begun, I am filled with confidence that our cause is ever-victorious as it is supported by the people, and I harden my resolve to make devoted efforts to live up to their expectations.

The Workers' Party of Korea and the government of the Republic will never cease to struggle and advance until achieving the final victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche by relying on the trust and strength of the people, but surely hasten the future of a powerful socialist country where all the people lead a dignified and happy life.

Let us all march forward dynamically towards fresh victory of the revolution by displaying the unyielding mettle of heroic Korea under the leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea. -0-


U.S. Missile Warning Drill with Japan and S. Korea under Fire

Pyongyang, December 15 (KCNA) -- The director general of the Institute of Disarmament and Peace of the DPRK Foreign Ministry released the following statement on Friday:

Of late, the U.S. has staged another missile warning drill with Japan and the south Korean puppet forces in the waters around the Korean peninsula under the pretext of detecting and tracking the DPRK ballistic missile.
The U.S.-led missile warning drill, the fourth of its kind this year, is a serious military provocation further exacerbating the grave situation of the Korean peninsula and the region.

The U.S. continuously stages various kinds of joint military exercises against the DPRK including two times of missile warning drills in 2016 and four times in 2017. This fact alone fully illustrates the extreme level of the insane military provocations of the Trump administration.
The U.S. missile warning drill is aimed at accelerating the building of the Missile Defence System and the formation of tripartite military alliance of the U.S., Japan and south Korea to maintain the military supremacy in the Asia-Pacific region under the pretext of coping with the "nuclear and missile threat" from the DPRK.

Such attempts by the U.S. will inevitably bring about a new arms race and a new cold war in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia.
The missile warning drill aimed at putting maximum pressure upon the DPRK follows the largest joint naval and air drills staged recently by the Trump administration, mobilizing the three nuclear aircraft carriers and hundreds of fighter planes with a great number of nuclear preemptive strike means.

We will never tolerate the on-going dangerous war games conducted by the U.S. while condemning the strengthening of the DPRK's self-defensive nuclear deterrent.
The reality shows that the DPRK was absolutely right in having strengthened its powerful nuclear deterrent which could end for good the 60-year-long nuclear threat and blackmail of the U.S. against the DPRK and firmly guarantee the security and prosperity of the Korean nation and peace of the Korean Peninsula and the region.

Any country, if it is really interested in stability of the Korean Peninsula, should condemn the continuous nuclear war provocations and hostile policy of the U.S. against the DPRK, instead of criticizing the DPRK's efforts to develop its strategic nuclear weapons for defending the sovereignty, the territorial integrity and peaceful life of its people from the U.S. nuclear threat and blackmail. -0-


Letter to Kim Jong Un from Chongryon Central Standing Committee

Pyongyang, December 3 (KCNA) -- Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un received a letter from the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) on Nov. 30 in connection with the successful test-fire of Hwasong-15.

The letter said that such inspiring heroic feats performed this year as the "March 18 revolution," "July 4 revolution," miraculous July 28 victory, successful test of H-bomb, which meant for ICBM, and successful test-fire of Hwasong-15 capable of tipping super-size nuclear warhead that can strike the whole U.S. mainland are the special, great events which could be achieved only by Kim Jong Un, a peerlessly great man born of Heaven, and the greatest events to be recorded forever in the 5 000-year history of the nation.

The letter extended the highest and greatest glory to Kim Jong Un who frightened old lunatic Trump and his stooges by successfully achieving the historic great cause of completing the state nuclear force, reflecting the loyalty of the Chongryon officials and other Koreans in Japan to him.

All the Chongryon officials and other Korean residents in Japan are full of the confidence that as long as Kim Jong Un who put an end to the aggression and nuclear threat from the U.S. imperialists and other imperialists through the realization of the historic great cause of completing the state nuclear force, shouldering upon himself the destiny of the country and its people, a final victory is in store for the DPRK.

The letter expressed the determination of Chongryon to share their fate with Kim Jong Un who is ushering in a new chapter of independence in the world politics history, fully demonstrating to the world the dignity and might of the world's political power and military power, and to make more strenuous efforts to devotedly defend the leader, the country and Chongryon by remaining loyal to him forever. -0-


S. Korea-Sponsored "International Film Festival for Human Rights in North" Flailed

Pyongyang, November 10 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation in a statement Friday hit out at the south Korean puppet forces for staging the farce of "international film festival for human rights in the north" in Seoul.
Those who flocked to the festival were without exception pseudo-moviepersons from south Korea and the West who act as a shock brigade in denying the reality of the DPRK, at the instigation of the U.S. and with the financial support from it, the statement said, and went on:

The puppet forces even let "defectors from the north" take part in the festival, fanning up the atmosphere of confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north.
Their "human rights" racket is an outright challenge and a serious politically-motivated provocation to the dignity and the social system in the DPRK.
This treachery of pushing the confrontation with the fellow countrymen to the extremes under the backstage manipulation of the U.S. is absolutely intolerable.

What should not be overlooked is that the rubbish-like films justifying the hideous crimes against humanity such as the illegal abduction of DPRK citizens were openly screened in the center of Seoul at the tacit connivance of the present puppet authorities allegedly speaking for "candlelight demonstrators".

The confrontation burlesque dubbed "international film festival for human rights in the north" which Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye group of traitors used to hold has been carried forward. This clearly proves that the group of past conservatives and the present ruling authorities are all the same group of traitors and criminals inciting confrontation with the fellow countrymen.

The puppet authorities do not hesitate to hold the racket for "human rights" campaign to do harm to the DPRK, at the end of getting zealous in their moves to provoke a nuclear war against the north and to put sanctions on it while following the U.S. as a shaggy dog.

The army and people of the DPRK will never tolerate the puppet authorities and the organizations hatching plots against the DPRK and kicking up the racket over "human rights" in the north as they slander and hurt the dignity and social system in the DPRK, which represent the lifeline of its army and people.
The puppet authorities should not run amuck, bearing in mind that their acts of following in the footsteps of the group of conservatives and traitors being pursuant to the U.S. will be rejected by the people and face a bitter final ruin. -0-


KAPPC Spokesman Blasts Japanese Authorities' Reckless Action

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- As already reported, the Japanese reactionaries recently dissolved the House of Representatives without any proper justification in a sinister attempt to prolong their remaining days, claiming it as a "momentous event" to overcome "the nation's difficulties".

Great irony is that the authorities of Japan are getting frantic with the move to paint itself as "the centripetal force for tiding over the national crisis", building up the public opinion that the crisis, caused by their poor administration, is ascribable to "nuclear threat" from the DPRK.
In this regard, a spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee issued a statement on Sunday, which said:

What the Japanese reactionaries seek in deliberately linking their step to dissolve the House of Representatives with the DPRK is to gratify their ambition for staying in power and pave the groundwork for reinvasion of the Korean peninsula in order to realize the old dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere", taking advantage of the nuclear war moves of the U.S.

This is well proven by the fact that Japan examined a plan for giving logistic support to the U.S. troops and putting down "armed refugees" with mobilization of the "Self-Defense Forces" in contingency on the Korean peninsula, while loudly trumpeting about the U.S. military attack on the DPRK.

Japan enacted another sinister political cartoon only to reveal its ugly true colors as a war state which has pressed ahead with its militarization, making a mockery of the world for decades since its defeat.
The Japanese reactionaries are behaving frivolously far from sincerely reflecting on their most heinous crimes against the Korean people and making reparation for them.
Such an action is nothing but the last-ditch efforts of those frightened by the tremendous might of the DPRK which has neared the completion of the program of the state nuclear force.

The Japanese authorities' dreaming of being exposed to golden rain, believing in the lunatic's empire as in Heaven is as foolish a dream as barking at the moon.
Now that it is crystal clear to all that Japan is pushing ahead with the reinvasion preparations in the final stage with the backing of the U.S., the DPRK has the right to take a tough countermeasure for self-defense.
The Japanese reactionaries would be well advised not to run amuck, well aware of the strategic position of the DPRK as a nuclear power of Juche and a world power. -0-


U.S. Will be Made to Pay for Its "Unilateral Sanctions" on DPRK

Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Sanctions Damage Investigation Committee of the DPRK issued the following press statement Friday:
Lately, Trump who met with worldwide condemnation and opposition for the reckless and insane remarks about "total destruction" of the DPRK that he gabbled on in the UN arena, is tightening the already-vicious sanctions against the DPRK.

On September 21, Trump signed the executive order of the president to impose indiscriminate sanctions on every individual and entity that engage in trade and financial transactions with the DPRK. As a follow-up, the U.S. Treasury Department added eight banks and relevant personnel of the DPRK to the sanctions list.

This is a last-ditch effort of the U.S. panic-stricken by the intense hatred and burning rage of our army and people towards the U.S. chief executive who vociferated about "totally destroying" the DPRK. The U.S. is trying to realize its unethical ambition through the despicable means of sanctions and blockade to completely severe the DPRK's external economic relations.

The U.S., not content with abusing the mandate of the UNSC to frame up illegal and unlawful "sanctions resolutions" aimed at stifling the DPRK, is even putting under sanctions other countries which have economic and trade relations with the DPRK, claiming to close the loopholes in the existing sanctions regime.

The frenzied moves of the U.S. to impose unilateral sanctions and stifle the DPRK are not only a gross violation of universal principles of international law such as sovereign equality, right to self-determination and respect for the right to development, but also a brutal criminal act that indiscriminately infringes upon the right to existence of the peaceful civilians.

Today, the U.S. is wielding the sanctions club in accordance with its federal law, abusing its privileged position in the current unfair international economic order and monetary system, and is indulging itself in outrageous arbitrary and high-handed practices to impose its heinous demands upon other countries as if they were states of the U.S.

The sanctions moves of the U.S. aimed at completely obliterating the state and people of the DPRK are heinous criminal acts unprecedented in all times and places in their viciousness and brutality. The colossal amount of damage caused by these sanctions to the development of our state and the people's livelihood is beyond anyone's calculation.

The Sanctions Damage Investigation Committee with the mission to thoroughly investigate and evaluate the material and moral damages to the DPRK caused by the U.S. and its vassal forces, strongly condemns the ever-increasing "unilateral sanctions" maneuvers of the U.S. The Committee shall certainly make the U.S. pay for damage to the last penny.

It is a foolish dream to hope that the sanctions could work on the DPRK while the sanctions have failed to stop it from becoming a full-fledged nuclear weapons state and making rapid progress in the building of an economic power for more than half a century.
The U.S. should be fully aware that the more frantic it gets in the unprecedented anti-DPRK frenzy, the earlier it will meet its own miserable extinction. -0-


Statement by H.E. Mr. RI YONG HO, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People¡¯s Republic of Korea
at the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly
New York, 23rd September2017

Mr. President,

First of all, allow me to congratulate Your Excellency Mr. Miroslav Laj??k on your election as the President of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
I look forward to successful outcome of the present session under your able guidance.

Before going into the main points in my debate, I feel forced to make comments on the speech uttered 4 days ago by someone called the U.S. president that rendered this sacred UN arena tainted.

Since Trump uttered such reckless and violent words provoking the supreme dignity of the Democratic People¡¯s Republic of Korea (DPRK) at this very platform, I think it is fair enough for me to make a response in the corresponding tone.

During his 8 months in power, he has turned the White House into a noisy marketing place full of crackling sounds of abacus beads and now he has tried to turn the UN arena into a gangsters¡¯ nest where money is respected and bloodshed is the order of the day.

The absurd reality that the person like Trump, a mentally deranged person full of megalomania and complacency, the person who is chastised even by American people as ¡°Commander in Grief¡±, ¡°Lyin King¡±, ¡°President Evil¡± is holding the seat of the U.S. President, and the dangerous reality that the gambler who grew old using threats, frauds and all other schemes to acquire a patch of land holds the nuclear button; these are what constitute the gravest threat to the international peace and security today.

Due to his lacking of basic common knowledge and proper sentiment, he tried to insult the supreme dignity of my country by referring it to a rocket. By doing so, however, he committed an irreversible mistake of making our rockets¡¯ visit to the entire U.S. mainland inevitable all the more.

None other than Trump himself is on a suicide mission.
In case innocent lives of the U.S. are lost because of this suicide attack, Trump will be held totally responsible.

The respected supreme leader Comrade Kim Jong Un stated : as a man representing the DPRK and on behalf of the dignity and honor of my state and people and on my own, I will make the man holding the prerogative of the supreme command in the U.S. pay dearly for his speech calling for totally destroying the DPRK.

Trump might not have been aware what is uttered from his mouth but we will make sure that he bears consequences far beyond his words, far beyond the scope of what he can handle even if he is ready to do so.

Mr. President,

Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet; this is the theme of the current session.
For all countries and people to enjoy peace and a decent life, it is imperative to realize genuine international justice before anything else.
Realizing international justice is one of the main missions of the United Nations.

Mr. President,

Article 1 of the Charter of the United Nations stipulates ¡°to bring about by peaceful means and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace¡±.

Due to high-handedness and arbitrariness of one particular big power however, at present the purpose and principles of the UN Charter and other established basic principles of international relations are now wantonly ignored in the UN arena.
Abnormal acts of justifying and legitimizing high-handedness and arbitrariness and the acts of violating truth and justice are connived at or tolerated.

The most rampant violation of international justice can be seen on the Korean peninsula.
Unprecedented acts of injustice such as imposing harsh sanctions on a victim for the reason that the victim chose to stand up to the offender are openly committed in the name of the UN.

The essence of the situation of the Korean peninsula is a confrontation between the DPRK and the U.S. where the former tries to defend its national dignity and sovereignty against the latter¡¯s hostile policy and nuclear threats.
The United States is the country that first produced nuclear weapons and the only country that actually used it, massacring hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians.
It is the U.S. that threatened to use nuclear weapon against the DPRK during the Korean War in 1950s and first introduced nuclear weapons into the Korean peninsula after the war.

The U.S. started large-scale joint military exercises against the DPRK during the Cold War period and further increased their scope and aggressive nature after the Cold War, staging the exercises several times a year by mobilizing more of nuclear strategic assets.

What else could be a bigger threat than the violent remarks such as pouring ¡°fire and fury¡±, ¡°total destruction¡± coming from the top authority of the world¡¯s biggest nuclear power.
The very reason the DPRK had to possess nuclear weapons is because of the U.S. and it had to strengthen and develop its nuclear force onto the current level to cope with the U.S.

The U.S. hostile policy and nuclear threats have continued over 70 years and these have led the situation on the Korean peninsula to a touch-and-go point. But in the United Nations, unjustifiable resolutions which illegalize justice as injustice are randomly adopted due to the high-handedness of the U.S.

The respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK said: International justice is never achieved by itself; it can only be achieved when the anti-imperialist independent countries are strong enough.
Unless true international justice is realized, the only valid philosophical principle is that force must be dealt with force and nuclear weapons of tyranny must be dealt with nuclear hammer of justice.
The possession of nuclear deterrence by the DPRK is a righteous self-defensive measure taken as an ultimate option, pursuant to this principle. Recently, the DPRK has successfully conducted ICBM-mountable H-bomb test as a part of the efforts to achieve the goal of completing the state nuclear force.
With this, the DPRK has entered a phase of completing the state nuclear force in accordance with its line of simultaneous development of the economy and the nuclear force.

Our national nuclear force is, to all intents and purposes, a war deterrent for putting an end to nuclear threat of the U.S. and for preventing its military invasion; and our ultimate goal is to establish the balance of power with the U.S.

Distinguished delegates of all countries attending this session are aware of the fact that the DPRK, unlike other nuclear weapon states, made public every time to the world the test process and its result in all stages of the development and advancement of its nuclear force.

Since the war deterrent for safeguarding peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the region is strengthened enough, the United States and its followers must now think twice before launching military provocation against the DPRK.
Although they talk about ¡°fire and fury¡±, ¡°total destruction¡± and whatever, every time they have to add various conditions such as ¡°hopefully this will not be necessary¡±, ¡°that is not our first option¡± and so on.

Accordingly, we are convinced that peace and security of the northeast Asia and the region as a whole have been as much consolidated.
We do not need anyone¡¯s recognition of our status as a nuclear weapon state and our capability of nuclear strike.

The ICBM marked with sacred name of the DPRK flew over the universe above the endless blue sky, the warhead of our rocket left its trace on the blue waves of the Pacific Ocean and the tremendous explosion and vibration of the hydrogen bomb were recorded by this planet.
Although our decision to possess nuclear weapons was an inevitable option forced by the United States, it resulted in our country achieving the status of a nuclear weapon state and a rocket power, and this prestige has now become an immortal destiny of the DPRK.

Mr. President,

The failure of the United Nations in fulfilling its role in realizing genuine international justice is primarily related to the undemocratic old practices of the Security Council.
It is none other than the Security Council which disregards the UN Charter from the very first Article and only acts in pursuit of the will and interest of its permanent member states.

It is not incidental that the issue on reform of the Security Council had already been decided in 1992 by resolution 47/62 at the 47th Session of UNGA. Since then, the UNSC reform issue has been discussed at UNGA every year during the past 25 years but without any progress at all. This fact itself clearly shows how deeply the current permanent members are obsessed in their anachronistic vested interests.

One permanent member alone can veto the general will of over 190 UN member states. Such an undemocratic UN organ is the Security Council.
At this forum, I would like to once again remind all the distinguished delegates of the unjust and unfair nature of the ¡°resolutions¡± adopted by the Security Council against the DPRK.

First, the Security Council fabricated illegal and double-standard ¡°resolutions¡± which only prohibit the satellite launch of the DPRK in violation of the international law prescribing peaceful use of outer space as a sovereign right of every state and without taking any issue with all other satellite launching countries.

Second, the Security Council cooked up illegal and double-standard "resolutions" which arbitrarily prohibit only the nuclear tests of the DPRK, although nuclear test strictly belongs to the sovereignty of every state since the international law on prohibition of nuclear test has not yet entered into force and there are countries that conducted many more nuclear tests.

Third, the Security Council condemned the development of nuclear weapons by the DPRK as a "threat to international peace and security" and, on that basis, fabricated illegal and double-standard ¡°resolutions¡± in contravention of Article 51 of the UN Charter which recognizes the right to self-defense of every state and without calling into question the other countries that keep on developing latest nuclear weapons of various kinds.

The reason these unjust and unfair resolutions continue to be adopted is that the permanent members of the Security Council, all nuclear powers, have common interest in maintaining their monopolistic nuclear status.
The permanent members of UNSC are talking much about non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. Viewed from the aspect of nuclear non-proliferation, the DPRK¡¯s possession of nuclear weapons is a righteous self-defensive measure.

Actually, the international agreement on nuclear non-proliferation was possible because the nuclear weapon states had made the promise not to threaten non-nuclear weapon states with the nuclear weapons.
Article 10 of NPT stipulates that each Party shall have the right to withdraw from the Treaty if it decides that its supreme interests have been jeopardized. This Article recognizes that supreme interests of states are above the nuclear non-proliferation.

After all, the U.S. itself impeded the international efforts for nuclear non-proliferation by not giving up the nuclear threat against the DPRK, but rather compelling the latter to possess nuclear weapons.
This eloquently shows that the anti-DPRK ¡°resolutions¡± are not based on any established principles and that they are nothing less than the products of undemocratic old practice of the Security Council and the conspiracy and collusion of the forces obsessed only in their vested interests.

The U.S. claims that the DPRK¡¯s possession of H-bomb and ICBM constitutes a ¡°global threat¡± even at the UN arena. But such claim is a big lie which is just tantamount to the notorious ¡°big lie¡± faked up by the U.S. in 2003 about the existence in Iraq of weapons of mass destruction in order to invade that country.

The Democratic People¡¯s Republic of Korea is a responsible nuclear weapon state.
We will take preventive measures by merciless preemptive action in case the U.S. and its vassal forces show any sign of conducting a kind of ¡°decapitating¡± operation on our headquarters or military attack against our country. However, we do not have any intention at all to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against the countries that do not join in the U.S. military actions against the DPRK.

The U.S. is resorting to an intrigue of condemning the DPRK¡¯s nuclear possession as ¡°a global threat¡± in order to find a pretext for coercing other UN member states into implementing the anti-DPRK ¡°sanctions resolutions¡±.
This is a sneaky and selfish attempt by the U.S. to avoid its responsibility for the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula and to pursue its own interests by using and sacrificing other countries that have nothing to do with the issue.

The government of the DPRK made a request to the UN Secretariat that a forum of international law experts be organized to assess legal grounds and lawfulness of the UNSC ¡°resolutions¡±, but we have not heard anything from the Secretariat for 9 months already.

Same is true of the fact that the DPRK made repeated requests to the UNSC to discuss the serious threat to international peace and security posed by the aggressive and provocative U.S.-south Korea large-scale joint military exercises, but these requests were never put on the UNSC agenda, rather turned down every time.

The UN Charter stipulates that the members of the United Nations accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council.
If the ¡°resolutions¡± on the DPRK adopted at the Security Council are truly lawful and fair, there will be no need that all U.S. ambassadors abroad and even the President and the State Secretary turn out to coerce other countries into implementing the ¡°resolutions¡±. Furthermore, there will be no need for the U.S. to bring its stooges like south Korea and Japan into this.

The UN member states should not yield in to pressure of an individual big power in dealing with the UNSC resolutions but make an independent judgment on lawfulness, impartiality and morality of the resolutions and contribute to promoting reform of the UNSC by further raising their voices against high-handedness and arbitrariness.

Mr. President,

The U.S. had put sanctions against our country from the very first day of its foundation and the over 70-year long history of the DPRK can be said in a sense a history of struggle, persevering along the road of self-development under the harshest sanctions in the world.
Through such a prolonged and arduous struggle, now we are finally only a few steps away from the final gate of completion of the state nuclear force.
It is only a forlorn hope to consider any chance that the DPRK would be shaken an inch or change its stance due to the harsher sanctions by the hostile forces.

The day will certainly come in near future when we settle all damages inflicted to our peaceful economic development and improvement of the people¡¯s livelihood and all the sufferings imposed on our innocent women, children and elderly by the heinous and barbaric sanctions against our Republic.

The DPRK already organized a national damage investigation committee to make comprehensive study of total damages inflicted on our Republic by all kinds of sanctions.
This committee will thoroughly investigate and compile all physical and moral damages imposed upon the DPRK by the U.S., its followers and also those countries that submitted to the U.S. coercion.

When this racket of sanctions and pressure reaches a critical point, thus driving the Korean peninsula into an uncontrollable situation, investigation results of this committee will have a huge effect in holding those accountable.

Mr. President,

My delegation takes this opportunity to extend strong support to and solidarity with the Cuban government and people who are fighting to defend national sovereignty and realize international justice against the high-handedness, arbitrariness and unilateral embargo of the U.S.
We also express strong support to and solidarity with the government and people of Venezuela who are fighting to defend the national sovereignty and the cause of socialism.

The unjust and contemptible acts such as turning a blind eye to the heinous acts of Israel while condemning in every manner only the Syrian government fighting to protect its national sovereignty and security should not be tolerated any longer.

The DPRK government will certainly defend peace and security of the country with its powerful nuclear deterrence and also contribute to safeguarding world peace and security.
Thank you, Mr. President.


DPRK Nuclear Weapons Institute on Successful Test of H-bomb for ICBM

Pyongyang, September 3 (KCNA) -- The Nuclear Weapons Institute of the DPRK gave the following statement in connection with the perfect success in the test of a hydrogen bomb for ICBM:

Scientists in the nuclear field of the DPRK successfully carried out a test of H-bomb for ICBM in the northern nuclear test ground of the DPRK at 12:00 on September 3, true to the Workers' Party of Korea's plan for building a strategic nuclear force.
The H-bomb test was carried out to examine and confirm the accuracy and credibility of the power control technology and internal structural design newly introduced into manufacturing H-bomb to be placed at the payload of the ICBM.

The result of the experimental measurements showed that the power specifications of nuclear warhead including total explosion power and fission to fusion power rate and all other physical specifications reflecting the qualitative level of two-stage thermo-nuclear weapon fully complied with design figures. It was also confirmed that even though the recent test was carried out with the bomb of unprecedentedly big power, there were neither emission through ground surface nor leakage of radioactive materials nor did it have any adverse impact on the surrounding ecological environment.

The test re-confirmed the precision of the compression technology and the fission chain reaction start control technology of the first system of the H-bomb and proved once again that the nuclear material utility rate in the first system and the second system reached the levels reflected in the design.

Symmetrical compression of nuclear charge, its fission detonation and high-temperature nuclear fusion ignition, and the ensuing rapidly boosting fission-fusion reactions, which are key technologies for enhancing the nuclear fusion power of the second-system of the H-bomb, were confirmed to have been realized on a high level. This helped prove that the directional combination structure and multi-layer radiation explosion-proof structural design of the first system and the second system used for the manufacture of the H-bomb were very accurate and the light thermal radiation-resisting materials and neutron-resisting materials were rationally selected.

The test helped draw the conclusion that the Korean-style analytic method and calculation programs for the complicated physical processes occurring in the first and second systems were put on the high level and that the engineering structure of the H-bomb as a nuclear warhead designed on the Juche basis including the structure of the nuclear charge of the second system was creditable.

The test once again confirmed the reliability of the concentration-type nuke detonation control system fully verified through a nuclear warhead detonation test and test-launches of various ballistic rockets.

The perfect success in the test of the H-bomb for ICBM clearly proved that the Juche-based nukes of the DPRK have been put on a highly precise basis, the creditability of the operation of the nuclear warhead is fully guaranteed and the design and production technology of nuclear weapons of the DPRK has been put on a high level to adjust its destructive power in consideration of the targets and purposes. It also marked a very significant occasion in attaining the final goal of completing the state nuclear force.

The Central Committee the WPK extended warm congratulations to the scientists and technicians in the nuclear field in the northern nuclear test ground on their successful H-bomb test for ICBM. -0-


Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry Flails UN Secretary General for Misleading Public Opinion

Pyongyang, August 19 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on Saturday as regards the fact that the secretary general of the United Nations claimed as if the cause of escalated tension on the Korean peninsula lies with the DPRK:

Recently, the UN secretary general, at a press conference on the issue of the Korean Peninsula, made an absurd remark that the aggravation of tension on the peninsula was caused by the "nuclear and missile development" of the DPRK.
His remark is no more than a revelation of his ignorance on the essence of the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula.
To make it clear, the root cause of the nuclear issue and the vicious cycle of aggravation of situation on the Korean peninsula is the U.S. hostile policy and its nuclear threats against the DPRK.

It is ridiculous for the UN secretary general to talk about taking a fair stand in resolving the issue of the Korean peninsula while he cannot say a word to the U.S. which is actually driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the extreme pitch.
It is none other than the U.S that caused all the trouble by deploying nuclear strategic assets on the Korean peninsula and, hence, in order to defuse the tension and prevent reckless military clash in and around the peninsula, the U.S. should first make the right decision and substantiate it through action.

The DPRK will, under no circumstances, flinch an inch from the road of bolstering up the nuclear force, the road chosen by itself, unless the nuclear threat of the U.S. and its hostile policy toward the DPRK are thoroughly eradicated. -0-


KAPPC Spokesman Urges U.S. to Pay Heed to DPRK's Warning

Pyongyang, August 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC) Wednesday issued a statement over the fact that the U.S. is still going reckless, instead of properly judging the stark reality, the DPRK's successful test-launch of ICBM Hwasong-14, and making a responsible option.

The U.S. high-ranking authorities are letting out such flurry of reckless vituperation as "military option", "preparation for secret operation" and "regime change".
Reminding the U.S. of the warning made by the peerlessly great man who rocked the planet on behalf of the Korean army and people that love peace, the statement says:

Our Supreme Leader said that for the Korean people who experienced disastrous war on this land due to the U.S. imperialist brutes, the powerful war deterrence for defending the state is an inevitable strategic option and it is a precious strategic asset that can not be bartered for anything.

The Trump administration should be mindful that his famous words are a declaration of the Korean army and people's firm faith and unbreakable will to keep to the road of bolstering up the nuclear force for self-defense under the banner of the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts.
And it should seriously accept the declaration by our supreme leadership that the U.S. trumpeting about war and extreme sanctions and threat against the DPRK only emboldens the latter and offers a better excuse for its access to nukes, and should clearly understand that the wild scheme for "the north's nuclear dismantlement" is nothing but a pipedream.

The peerlessly great man declared that if the U.S. brandishes nuclear stick against this land again despite our repeated warnings, we would severely teach it how to properly behave with the nuclear strategic force which we had shown one by one. This declaration is a grave warning of Songun Korea to the U.S.

Now, there will be no other option but two ways for the U.S.: One is to have the security of its whole territory including the mainland guaranteed by recognizing the strategic position of the DPRK as a Juche nuclear power and the world's military power and making a switchover in its hostile policy towards the DPRK. The other is to stand up against the DPRK to the last, which will lead to the miserable end of the American empire due to the unprecedented nuclear disaster.

The U.S. had better cool down its head heated with the hostility towards the DPRK and war hysteria and pay heed to the meaningful warning of the DPRK. -0-


U.S. Blamed for Pressing S. Korea into Renegotiations over FTA

Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Economic Cooperation in a statement Friday denounced the U.S. for pressurizing south Korea into renegotiations over "Free Trade Agreement".
Recently Trump let the U.S. trade mission unilaterally notify the south Korean authorities that it would get into the procedures for the re-negotiations over FTA and, accordingly, south Korea was forced into sitting before the humiliating negotiating table.

The recent unilateral notification concerning the FTA renegotiations by Trump clearly proves the impudent nature of the U.S. indifferent to the destiny of a colonial stooge for its own interests, the statement said, and went on:

By nature, the south Korea-U.S. FTA was signed as traitor Lee Myung Bak yielded to the U.S. pressure, and it is an unequal and traitorous "agreement" nothing helpful to the people's livelihood.
By this shackling "agreement" south Korea's agricultural and livestock products, fisheries market and services field were fully opened and the previous system that restricted foreign investment in the major industrial field was eased, flinging the door open to the U.S. monopoly capitalists.

All facts prove that the U.S. is a shameless dominator and predator indifferent to the south Korean economy and the livelihood of its people in order to serve its selfish purposes.
South Korea is obliged to offer not only its liver and gallbladder but also heart to the master keen on sucking all juice from the south Korean people with a firm hold on the lifeline of south Korea. This is the due outcome of the successive puppet rulers' sycophancy toward the U.S.

No matter how desperately the south Korean authorities may justify "south Korea-U.S. alliance", they can never cover up their deplorable fate no more than the puppet of the U.S.
The south Korean authorities allegedly speaking for the candlelight demonstrators should come to their senses and part with the policy of submission to the U.S. and sycophancy toward it, not moving at its beck and call. -0-


GFTUK Supports S. Korean Workers' Just Struggle

Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea released a statement on Thursday as regards the general strike getting stronger recently among south Korean workers urging the regime to ensure the right to labor and eliminate conservative evils.
The struggle, launched late in June, has spilled over into the strikes of workers in various sectors, the statement said, and went on:

On June 30, more than 60 000 workers affiliated to the south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions gathered in Seoul and held a rally for launching a general strike. People from all walks of life including teachers demanding the legitimization of the teachers union, youth and students and peasants are proactively joining the struggle.

They are expressing their fixed will to carry on their struggle until the part-time jobs are replaced with full-time jobs, minimum wages are hiked and the unpopular labor policy is retracted, strongly urging the regime to do so.

The on-going general strike of south Korean workers is a just struggle to bring about a new world of workers by eliminating all evils left by the Park Geun Hye regime of traitors which mercilessly trampled down the elementary right to labor and right to existence of workers by persisting in misrule during its tenure.

The Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea extends full support and strong solidarity to the south Korean workers in their all-out struggle for getting rid of all evils against people and gaining their basic rights to labor and existence.

The south Korean public resolutely punished the conservative group of traitors but such evils as inveterate sycophancy toward the U.S., idea of confrontation with the compatriots in the north and fascist dictatorship are still harassing the development of the south Korean society.

The situation clearly shows that guarantee of the right to labor doesn't come by itself despite the regime change in south Korea but the genuine rights to existence of its workers can be ensured only when independence and democracy are realized throughout its society.
To completely liquidate the unpopular evils of the former conservative regime is the unanimous demand of the candlelight demonstrators in south Korea and the workers should do their bit by steering the advance of the era and history. -0-


KAHRS Spokesman Hits Anti-DPRK Human Rights Campaign

Pyongyang, June 30 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Korean Association for Human Rights Studies gave the following answer raised by KCNA on June 30 as regards the reckless remarks with ulterior political purposes made by the "International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea" severely distorting the reality of the DPRK:

Recently a member of the "International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea", an anti-DPRK plot-breeding organization, prattled that majority of equipment used in the Masikryong Ski Resort was purchased in violation of the UN sanctions, "child slavery labor" was used in the operation of the Ski Resort and that 30 young people died in a bus accident on their way to the resort. This is a complete fabrication.

Such groundless lies, made unhesitatingly towards the International Olympic Committee and the international community at large, are an unpardonably despicable act.
If the ski equipment used by our people of all walks of life in the Masikryong Ski Resort which is popular as in many other countries was introduced in the DPRK in violation of the UN sanctions, those sanctions themselves constitute extra-large crimes against humanity which obstruct physical advancement and civilized life of the popular masses. -0-


Dynamic Struggle for Ending GIs' Presence in S. Korea Urged

Pyongyang, June 12 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the North-side Headquarters of the Nationwide Special Committee for Probing the Truth behind the GIs' Crimes released a statement on Monday over the lapse of 15 years since U.S. imperialists brutally killed two girl students of south Korea.

The statement said: An armored vehicle of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in south Korea ran over and mercilessly killed the two girls Sin Hyo Sun and Sim Mi Son on a road of Kwangjok-myon of Yangju City in Kyonggi Province in broad daylight on June 13, 2002.

This murder case was neither an accidental incident nor a crime of individual GI but an inevitable product of the U.S. imperialists' military presence in south Korea.

The seven decades-long history of the U.S. military presence in south Korea is characterized by the most hideous aggression, plunder and murder GIs perpetrated to trample down the south Korea's aspiration and desire for independence and impose unbearable destiny of colonial slaves upon them.

Not content with bringing unheard-of disgrace, humiliation, disaster and pain upon the south Korean people, the gangster-like U.S. imperialist aggressors are running amuck to impose a terrible nuclear holocaust upon the Korean nation while frantically staging a risky war racket against the DPRK.

All facts go to clearly prove that the U.S. is neither a "nation friendly" to the south Korean people nor their "guardian" but a root cause of all misfortune and pain of the Korean nation.
The south Korean people should stage a high-pitched struggle for independence against the U.S. in order to drive the U.S. imperialist aggressors, the sworn enemy of the Korean nation, out of south Korea and regain their dignity and sovereignty.

To put an end to the U.S. domination and control, they should resolutely foil the treacherous moves of the pro-U.S. forces seeking to maintain power with the backing of the U.S.

All Koreans in the north, the south and abroad will surely bring earlier the day of independent reunification when they will be free from outsiders' interference by staging a brisk nationwide struggle to put an end to the U.S. imperialist aggression forces' presence in south Korea, the root cause of all misfortune and trouble. -0-


DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Refutes G-7 Summit Joint Statement

Pyongyang, May 30 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Tuesday over the fact that the U.S. and the hostile forces made public a joint statement faulting the DPRK at the G-7 summit:

At the summit held in Sicily of Italy on May 26-27, the U.S. and its followers made public a joint statement slandering the DPRK.
It is those seven nations which carried out most of the nuclear and missile tests that have been and who render regional situation extremely tense through competitive sales of war means like attack missiles to south Korea.
Yet, they are urging the DPRK to scrap its nuclear deterrence meant for self-defence of the country. This is like a guilty party filing the suit first.

The G-7 summit is a place where those nuclear- and missile-haves put their heads together to discuss how to pressure weak countries and those incurring their displeasure.
The U.S. and its followers are seriously mistaken if they think they can deprive the DPRK of its nuclear deterrence, the nation's life and dignity, through sanctions and pressure.
The increased sanctions and pressure will compel the DPRK to further step up its moves for diversifying and modernizing its nuclear force. -0-


U.S. Is to Blame for Consequences of Anti-DPRK Sanctions: Chief of Law Institute

Pyongyang, May 15 (KCNA) -- The chief of the Law Institute of the DPRK Institute of International Studies released a statement on Monday over the fact that the Trump administration of the U.S. seeks to slap new sanctions on the DPRK, pursuant to its policy called "maximum pressure and engagement".

On May 4, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new anti-DPRK Sanctions Act, the keynote of which is to ratchet up sanctions on the DPRK to the maximum and impose sanctions on the foreign businesses, organizations and individuals that have business deals with it and employ its workers.

Meanwhile, the U.S. is seeking unprecedented sanctions, pressure and diplomatic blockade against the DPRK by pressurizing and blackmailing other countries and their businesses and individuals not to have normal diplomatic and economic and trade relations with the DPRK under the "sanctions resolution" of the UN Security Council.

The statement denounces this as an unethical crime violating all the principles of international law including the UN Charter as it seeks the most vicious aim of deteriorating the economy of the DPRK and the people's living under the pretext of "nuclear non-proliferation".
Such sanctions have not just begun today. It is a wanton violation of international law and an impudent mockery of the international community that the U.S. is persisting in the moves to justify sanctions against a sovereign state by its domestic law.

What is more serious is that the U.S. seeks to realize its world hegemonic ambition under the pretext of such sanctions, the statement points out, adding:
Those countries under naval threats and pressure from the U.S. to break ties with the DPRK and stop their economic and trade activities with it are largely at strategic rivalry with the U.S. or located at vantage points of geopolitical importance. Most of them have already been exposed to various forms of sanctions by the U.S.

The facts go to prove that the Trump administration is seeking to kill three birds with one stone: The U.S. scheme is to stifle the DPRK, a stumbling block in implementing its strategy for world hegemony, by citing the DPRK's exercise of independent rights as "threat" and "provocation" to global peace and security and to tame the countries disobedient to it and put the strategic bases under its control.

After all, the passage of the illegal Anti-DPRK Sanctions Act shows that such elementary principles and institutional mechanisms on international relations as respect for sovereignty, non-interference and peaceful settlement of a dispute have almost disappeared.
The present situation evidently proves that the U.S. has already gone beyond the pale in arrogance and shamelessness to gratify its hegemonic ambition and that it is impossible to expect any peace and stability in the earth when such rude action is allowed.

To remain vigilant against the U.S. sanctions and pressure on the DPRK and struggle against them is the way for defending the sovereignty of each country and ensuring global peace and security.

The U.S. should not test the DPRK's perseverance any longer.
Explicitly speaking, the DPRK's nuclear deterrence for self-defence and preemptive strike capability are aimed at the U.S. trying to antagonize, isolate and stifle it. Accordingly, they can never be any political or economic bargaining chip and they will never be abandoned though the U.S. ratchets up the sanctions and pressure to the utmost.

If the Trump administration truly wants to adopt a new policy towards the DPRK, drawing a lesson from the preceding administration's failure, it should go for change of the Armistice Agreement between the DPRK and U.S. into a peace accord and total removal of the hostile relations so as to help ensure lasting peace of the Korean peninsula and furthermore global peace and security.

If it persists in anti-DPRK sanctions without understanding its rival, the administration will have to take full responsibility for the ensuing catastrophic consequences. -0-


DPRK Will Bolster Nuclear Deterrence at Maximum Speed: Foreign Ministry Spokesman

Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK in a statement Monday said that the touch-and-go situation, created on the Korean peninsula due to the U.S. DPRK-targeted joint military exercises for aggression and the military threat, has left a serious lesson.

The confrontation between the DPRK and the U.S. has lasted for more than half a century but the U.S. aggression hysteria has never reached such a height and the situation on the Korean peninsula has never inched close to the brink of nuclear war as in the period of the recent drills, the statement said, and went on:

The situation on the Korean peninsula proves once again that the U.S. is the chieftain of aggression and war, and harasser of peace who is escalating tension and that the DPRK was just and far-sighted when it opted for bolstering its powerful nuclear deterrence for self-defence under the uplifted banner of the simultaneous development of the two fronts.

If the DPRK had not had access to the powerful nuclear force and had not gotten itself ready to counter the U.S. and its vassal forces' provocation with merciless military counteraction, the U.S. would have committed without hesitation the same brigandish aggression act in Korea as what it committed against other countries.

In order to check such high-handed and arbitrary practices and defend the sovereignty and the right to existence of the country and the nation, and to contribute to regional peace and security and genuine international justice, the DPRK has been bolstering its nuclear deterrence despite manifold difficulties.

The recent confrontation with the U.S. reminds us once again of the iron truth that one has to build one's own strength in order to defend oneself from the whirlwind of history in which it is neither aided nor sympathized by anyone.

Now that the U.S. is kicking up the overall racket for sanctions and pressure against the DPRK, pursuant to its new DPRK policy called "maximum pressure and engagement", the DPRK will speed up at the maximum pace the measure for bolstering its nuclear deterrence.

The DPRK is fully ready to respond to any option taken by the U.S., and unless it withdraws its hideous hostile policy toward the DPRK and nuclear threat and blackmail, the DPRK will continue to bolster its military capabilities for self-defence and preemptive nuclear attack with the nuclear force as a pivot.
The DPRK's measures for bolstering the nuclear force to the maximum will be taken in a consecutive and successive way at any moment and any place decided by its supreme leadership. -0-


Spokesman for Korean Jurists Committee Hits out at U.S. Missile Attack on Syria

Pyongyang, April 14 (KCNA) -- The U.S. should be punished according to international law as its military attack on Syria was an undisguised act of aggression and war crime, says a spokesman for the Korean Jurists Committee in a statement on Friday.
Recalling that the U.S. attacked an airbase of the army of the Syrian government with dozens of cruise missiles on March 7 under the absurd pretext of the Syrian army's use of chemical weapons, the statement says:

This act should never be pardoned as it runs counter to the UN General Assembly resolution on definition of aggression and Paris Treaty on war renouncement and constitutes an act of aggression and a war crime definitely specified by the Nuremberg Military Tribunal.
It is the U.S. which is most loud-mouthed about "implementation of resolutions" since it initiated and signed the treaty on war renouncement before anyone else.

But the U.S. used aggression and war as a lever for carrying out its policy in disregard of international law. It made missile attacks on the countries incurring its disfavor in wanton violation of their sovereignty.
The international community should never tolerate the U.S. attack on Syria but mete out a due punishment to the harasser of peace. -0-


KAPPC Spokesman Slams U.S. for Scheme to Keep Its Colonial Rule over S. Korea

Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee released a statement on Friday as regards the fact that the U.S. is running the whole gamut of intrigues to tighten its colonial domination over south Korea and persist in its hostile policy towards the DPRK as it feels uneasy about the increasing likelihood of the collapse of the pro-U.S. conservative "government" and the victory of the progressive and pro-reform forces in the coming "presidential" election.

Shortly ago, the special representative for DPRK policy of the U.S. Department of State met figures of major opposition parties of south Korea to tap their attitude toward the deployment of THAAD and "nuclear issue of the north" and busied himself pressing them to accept its hostile policy toward the DPRK. Early in February the director general of the Atlantic Council of the U.S., one of the confidants of Trump, flew into south Korea in secret. When coming in touch with a "presidential" candidate from an opposition party, he tried to "verify" the former's "view on the U.S. and north Korea".

The U.S. is openly wooing senior officials of the White House and the administration, congressmen and media into underscoring the need to prioritize the alliance with south Korea and strengthen it regardless of which regime appears there and steadily maintain the foundation of sanctions against the DPRK. It seeks to effect the deployment of THAAD before the "presidential" election so that the next regime may not reverse it.

These moves are open high-handed practices for forcing the next regime to follow the policy of confrontation with the fellow countrymen pursued by the Park Geun Hye group of traitors in a bid to keep its system for domination, use south Korea as its permanent colony and outpost for carrying out its strategy for dominating Asia-Pacific, the statement said, and went on:

The massive candlelight actions of south Korean people, which culminated in removing traitor Park Geun Hye from office, were an eruption of their bitter resentment against her "government's" despicable submission and sycophancy towards outside forces and an expression of their strong desire to win back the usurped sovereignty.

The gangster-like U.S. is the chieftain who has inflicted untold pain and misfortune upon the south Korean people and arch criminal disturbing national reconciliation, unity and reunification and threatening peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and in the region.
The tragic reality of south Korea goes to clearly prove that sycophancy towards the U.S. and submission to it lead to national ruin and destruction but national independence is the way to survive and achieve reunification. -0-


U.S. Administration's Bid to Threaten DPRK under Fire

Pyongyang, March 20 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Monday gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA as regards the fact that the U.S. Administration tried to threaten the DPRK and impose pressure upon it, taking advantage of U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson's tour of Japan, south Korea and China:

Tillerson admitted the failure of the U.S. efforts to denuclearize the DPRK for 20 years and end of Obama's policy of "strategic patience" during his recent tour of those countries. He said that the U.S. would militarily counteract to the DPRK's threat to the U.S. and its allies.
Now Tillerson is repeating what Obama touted much about sanctions until he left the White House.

What matters is that neither Obama nor Tillerson knows the reason why the DPRK had to have access to nuclear weapons and why it is dynamically bolstering up the nuclear force.

The nuclear force of the DPRK is the treasured sword of justice and the most reliable war deterrence to defend the socialist motherland and the life of its people.
The U.S. should face up to the situation of the world with its eyes wide open.

The DPRK has the will and capability to fully respond to any war the U.S. would like to ignite.
If the businessmen-turned U.S. authorities thought that they would frighten the DPRK, they would soon know that their method would not work on the latter.
The world will soon witness what eventful significance the great victory won by the DPRK in the recent ground jet test of Korean-style high-thrust engine will carry. -0-


History Society of DPRK Exposes Thrice-Cursed Crimes of Park Geun Hye Family

Pyongyang, February 26 (KCNA) -- The History Society of the DPRK issued an indictment Sunday disclosing the thrice-cursed crimes committed by the "yusin" family in order to teach the history the lesson that the nation has to suffer big misfortune and shame if it has such dirty group of traitors as the family of Park Geun Hye.

It is shame on the nation that it has the dirty family of matchless traitors as that of Park who prolong their lives with flunkeyism and commit only crimes while enjoying wealth and leading luxurious life in return for treachery to the nation, the indictment said, and went on:

Park Geun Hye's grandfather Park Song Bin was a traitor who took a government post for his "meritorious deed" in taking the lead in quelling Jon Pong Jun peasant soldiers who rose under the banner of "rejection of west and Japan" and "promotion of national interests and welfare of the people".

This traitor was ancestor of top-class traitor Park Chung-hee to be followed by Park Geun Hye and other descendents who put the father into the shade.
An "imperial subject" who wrote a blood-written pledge of "loyalty" to the Japanese emperor, root cause of aggression and plunder which drenched the 3 000-ri land of golden tapestry with blood, was none other than Park Chung-hee.
Park Chung-hee's sycophancy toward the U.S. far surpassed her father's pro-Japanese treachery.

The father's pro-Japanese and pro-U.S. acts of treachery were given continuity by Park Geun Hye and his other offspring.
All the successive puppet rulers relied on outsiders but none of them completely sold off the nation's dignity and interests without judgment being obsessed with flunkeyism and treachery as Park Geun Hye.

Park Geun Hye declared the permanent renouncement of the wartime operation control usurped by the U.S., worked desperate to bring THAAD to south Korea, nullified the crimes related to the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army and opened the road of reinvasion for the Japanese reactionaries, sworn enemy of the Korean nation, through the conclusion of an agreement on the protection of military intelligence for aggression.

Park Geun Hye's family members have vied with each other in selling off the nation.
Her younger sister Park Geun Ryong called Japanese king "emperor", saying "we have to serve Japan and the U.S." and "we should not blame visit to Yasukuni Shrine". She even said without hesitation that it is "shameful for south Korea to request Japan to make apology for the past".

Park Geun Ryong's husband Sin Tong Uk rushed to the hospital where the U.S. ambassador in south Korea was taken after sustaining a knife attack in front of which he performed "fast meant to beg apology for heinous crime" only to be blamed and jeered by the public.
Exposing the hideous anti-reunification crimes committed by the father and daughter, the indictment continued:

Park Chung-hee belittled and insulted the July 4 joint statement which the north and the south agreed for the first time as "a piece of paper" and has opted for confrontation with the fellow countrymen and national division.
The grudge-bearing concrete wall that cuts across the territory of Korea is a clear proof of the anti-reunification crime committed by traitor Park Chung-hee.

Park Geun Hye's hysteric fit will make even her father get dumbfounded.
Soon after becoming the boss of Chongwadae, she trumpeted about "north policy" such as "confidence-building process" and "Dresden declaration", disclosing her ambition for confrontation with the fellow countrymen and unification of systems and insulted the sacred desire for reunification of the nation with such vulgar words as "luck for unification" used by traders and gamblers.

She wined and dined human scum at Chongwadae and egged them on to scatter anti-DPRK leaflets and set up the UN "office on human rights in north", anti-DPRK plot-breeding organization, in south Korea which her predecessors dared not.
She closed the Kaesong Industrial Zone, a product of the June 15 era of reunification and the last hope of the north-south relations, an anti-reunification and confrontational act putting into the shade the crime committed by her father by building a concrete wall to divide the territory of the country into two.

She is holding all kinds of DPRK-targeted nuclear war exercises together with her American and Japanese masters almost every day and is agitating "defection from the north", not content with the racket for smear "human rights" campaign against the DPRK. These remind one of the hysteria of her father who kicked up the racket for a war against the north as they can be committed only by the offspring of traitor Park Chung-hee who dreamed a wild dream while crying out for "unification by prevailing over communism".

Exposing the "new records" of tyranny set by the dictatorial family, the indictment goes on:
Through 18 years of office Park Chung-hee enacted fascist evil laws of all descriptions and formed suppression organizations, turning whole south Korea into military prison, an area without freedom and human rights and a veritable hell.

At the hands of the dictator, more than 2 000 evil laws were enacted or retrogressively revised.
Park Geun Hye eulogized and justified her father's dictatorial rule and fully revived "yusin" dictatorship.
She turned south Korea into the barren land of democracy and human rights while crying out for "defending system" and "eliminating the forces following the north".

Park Chung-hee and Park Geun Hye worked harder than any other successive puppet rulers to suppress legitimate media as evidenced by the ban on Minjok Ilbo and Jaju Minbo.

Park Geun Hye family members are all ugly human rejects.
History and nation will never pardon such despicable group.

Park Geun Hye, the eldest daughter of the family of traitors, is waiting for the stern punishment by history while breathing her last in a dark room in Chongwadae with her "presidential" duty suspended.
Miserable end is an unavoidable fate sealed for the most despicable family of traitors. -0-


All-Korean Committee for Implementation of June 15 Joint Declaration Issues Joint Press Release

Pyongyang, February 8 (KCNA) -- A meeting of chairmen of the north, south and overseas sides of All-Korean Committee for Implementation of June 15 Joint Declaration issued the following joint press release on Wednesday:
A meeting of chairmen of the north, south and overseas sides of All-Korean Committee for Implementation of June 15 Joint Declaration was held in Shenyang, China from February 7 to 8, 2017, amid the great expectation and concern of the public at home and abroad.

The meeting discussed practical matters for improving the north-south relations and opening up a new phase of independent reunification by the concerted efforts of all Koreans this significant year marking the 45th anniversary of the historic July 4 joint statement and the 10th anniversary of the October 4 declaration, and agreed as follows:

1. June 15 All-Korean Committee agreed to respect the agreements common to the nation including the three principles of national reunification and the north-south declarations and, on this basis, promote the national reconciliation and unity and pro-actively spur the movement for peace of the country and improvement of the north-south relations.

2. June 15 All-Korean Committee agreed to conduct diverse activities for defusing military tension and the danger of war and building a lasting and durable peace mechanism on the Korean peninsula.

3. June 15 All-Korean Committee agreed to set the days from June 15 to October 4 as a period of marking the publication of the north-south declarations and hold events common to the nation in Pyongyang, Seoul and other areas in the north and the south on the occasions of June 15, July 4, August 15 and October 4, anniversaries common to the nation, in order to realize visits, contacts, dialogue and exchanges between people of all social standings in the north and the south and abroad and revitalize the reunification movement nationwide.

4. June 15 All-Korean Committee decided to certainly hold a pan-national grand gathering for reunification attended by all political parties, organizations and compatriots at home and abroad including the authorities of the north and the south and play its key and pioneer role in opening up the second June 15 era of reunification.

5. June 15 All-Korean Committee decided to strive for the successful holding of reunification gathering, sports and cultural events and seminars, etc. involving people of all social strata, fields and organizations such as the north-south workers' football games for reunification, north-south farmers' national folk and cultural events for reunification, north-south-overseas youth and students' grand gathering for reunification, meeting of representatives of women's organizations, meeting of north-south religionists, tour of historical sites related to the anti-Japanese independence movement.

6. June 15 All-Korean Committee decided to make efforts for diverse sports and cultural exchange on the occasion of the 2018 women's Asian Cup and the 23rd Winter Olympiad.

7. June 15 All-Korean Committee decided to wrest apology and reparation for all the crimes committed by Japan against the Korean nation in the past and conduct more dynamic solidarity activities for the democratic rights of the Koreans in Japan. -0-