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-
FM Spokesman Denounces U.S. State Secretary's Remarks Faulting Dignity of Supreme Leadership of DPRK
Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday in connection with the fact that the U.S. State Secretary made remarks faulting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK:
U.S. State Secretary Kerry at a briefing at the Davos world economic forum on Jan. 17 spouted coarse invective that deployment of THAAD in south Korea is to "cope with the nuclear weapons of north Korea and the potentiality of its reckless and unverified impulsive dictator."
The rubbish made by bete noire Kerry against the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK is nothing but a shriek made by the wretched one bound for ruin after sustaining only bitter defeat and shame in the stand-off with the DPRK, failing to realize the wild ambition for "bringing down" the DPRK.
Kerry's remarks are just ridiculous rubbish of a loser thrown into extreme horror and uneasiness, much upset by the shining development made by the DPRK, which has risen as a nuclear power and a military power in the East.
He had better repent of his crime of having pushed the DPRK-U.S. relations and the regional situation into the worst catastrophe through the extreme hostile policy toward the DPRK during his tenure of office.
Whoever provokes even a little the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK, which represents our destiny, will be made to pay a very high price beyond imagination. -0-
Press Report of WPK Central Committee on Conclusion of 200-day Campaign
Pyongyang, December 19 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) made public a press report Sunday on the victorious conclusion of the 200-day campaign on Dec. 15 after it was started on June 1.
The 200-day campaign was an all-people drive for successive attack and a breakthrough for defending the spirit of the 7th Congress of the WPK and glorifying 2016 as the greatest heyday of the revolution by expanding and developing the victory won in the 70-day campaign, and a great battle for creation of the self-development-first spirit and the great battle for creation of speed of Mallima, the press report said.
It went on: The single-minded unity of the party and the revolutionary ranks, mainstay of the Juche revolution, has been consolidated as firm as a rock. This is the biggest victory won in the 200-day campaign.
The heroic officers and men of the People's Army set an excellent example of devotedly carrying forward the instructions of the leaders on the foremost fronts and kindled the flame of implementing the party's idea and defending the party's policies all over the country by holding fast to the treasured sword of defending the revolution and the people, and thus fulfilled their duty as the revolutionary army of the party in consolidating the great army-people unity.
The young Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist vanguard displayed resourcefulness and bravery of heroic youths in all difficult and toilsome worksites.
The heroic Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist working class, agricultural workers, intellectuals and women displayed the spiritual and moral traits of helping and leading each other forward with kindred feelings while upholding the party and the leader with white gem-like loyalty and increased production.
A miraculous victory of converting misfortune into favorable conditions was won on the front of recovering from the flood damage in the northern parts of North Hamgyong Province.
The revolutionary armed forces intensified training the way anti-Japanese guerrillas did in Mt. Paektu, getting themselves fully ready for combat for blowing up the bases of aggression and provocation in all operational theatres and defending the security of the country and the happiness of the people.
The people in the defence industry achieved successive victories in nuclear warhead explosion test and development of Korean-style ultra-modern strategic weapons.
In the industrial field the goal of total output value of the 200-day campaign was carried out at 119 percent and thousands of industrial establishments over-fulfilled their yearly plans for the national economy ahead of schedule.
In the field of science and technology, 250KW wind power generator was developed for the first time in the country, the technology of producing electrode for UHP electric arc furnace completed and many other scientific and technological problems settled. And preparations were pushed forward for building ultra-modern technical industry.
Production of electricity and coal was put on a high normal footing, more achievements were registered in metal industry and railway transport and the basic industrial fields including machinery, chemistry and building-materials industries brought about a surge in production.
Unusual successes were registered in the fields of agriculture, fruit farming and fishery such as great harvest of grains and fruits and spectacular scenery of a good catch of fish.
A number of indigenous raw and other materials and equipment were developed and produced and Korean-style modernization was powerfully pushed forward and light industrial goods with Korean trademark were churned out.
Socialist fairy streets and villages mushroomed in the northern tip of the country along the River Tuman and the first-phase construction of Honggon Islet tideland, the first-phase construction of waterway in South Hwanghae Province, Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital, Medical Oxygen Factory and other monumental edifices of the Mallima era were completed and the construction of Ryomyong Street progressed apace.
Many factories and enterprises witnessed the appearance of a great number of those who fulfilled their production plans for two years and three years and pacesetters of the Mallima spirit and also the practice of heroic deeds.
Kim Il Sung University and more than 110 universities across the country put the teaching on a pragmatic, integrated and modern basis and the classrooms and experiment and practice rooms on a multi-functional basis, and a progress was made in enforcing the universal 12-year compulsory education system and scientific and technological dissemination bases were arranged at a large number of industrial establishments and co-op farms.
Woman footballers of the country raised two World Cups and literature and art pieces of high ideological value and artistry were created, notably song "Advancing Socialism", lengthy novel "Field Train" among the cycle of novels "Immortal Guidance", music and dance story "Life Story of Youth" and feature film "Story of My Family".
The press report stressed that the general goal of the 200-day campaign was attained and, thereby, a firm ground was laid for hitting the target of the five-year strategy for national economic development. -0-
DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hits out at UNSC "Sanctions Resolution"
Pyongyang, December 1 (KCNA) -- The UN Security Council adopted a "sanctions resolution" faulting the nuclear warhead explosion test conducted by the DPRK in September last.
A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK in a statement on Thursday said that the DPRK strongly censures and categorically rejects it as another excess of authority and violation of the DPRK's sovereignty by the UNSC acting under instructions of the U.S.
The DPRK's successful test was one of practical steps taken by it to tackle the nuclear threat and sanctions by the U.S. and other hostile forces desperately taking issue with the exercise of the DPRK's right to self-defence and it is also a demonstration of the toughest stand of the service personnel and people of the DPRK that they are ready to launch a counterattack in case the enemy make a provocation, the statement said.
Many countries including all the permanent member states of the UNSC have so far conducted thousands of nuclear tests and rocket launches but the UNSC has never prevented them from doing so, it noted, and went on:
Obama and his lackeys are sadly mistaken if they calculate that they can force the DPRK to abandon its line of nuclear weaponization and undermine its status as a nuclear power through base sanctions to pressurize it.
The DPRK will never deal with them but more dynamically advance along the road of justice chosen by it.
The "sanctions resolution" that denied outright the sovereignty of the DPRK and its rights to existence and development will trigger off its tougher countermeasures for self-defence.
Sanctions will inevitably escalate tensions and the U.S., chief culprit of the "sanctions resolution", will be held wholly accountable in case the situation on the Korean peninsula and in the region is pushed to an uncontrollable phase. -0-
DPRK Delegate Rejects "Draft Resolution" A/C.3/71/L.23
Pyongyang, November 17 (KCNA) -- The DPRK delegate made the following speech at the Third Committee of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly on November 15, 2016:
The delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) categorically and resolutely rejects the "draft resolution" A/C.3/71/L.23 on the human rights situation in the DPRK submitted by the European Union (EU) and Japan.
The "draft resolution" represents extreme manifestation of politicization, selectivity and double standards of human rights. It is nothing but a document for interfering in internal affairs of a sovereign state as it contains unprecedentedly fraudulent allegations.
The "draft resolution" just repeated in detail the contents of the "report of COI" running through with all lies, fabrications, plots and frauds. The "draft resolution" based on only the "report of COI" expounds "crimes against humanity," which reminds us of the time 13 years ago when the US was telling the lie at the United Nations that "there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq."
The "draft resolution" even touched on non-existing issue of the so-called "forced labour" and "exploitation" of our workers sent abroad and "nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles" that have no relevance to human rights. As such, it is quite clear to everyone that it pursues political purpose to isolate and stifle the DPRK, in conjunction with the anti-DPRK sanction racket by the United States.
The contents of the "draft resolution" slandering the DPRK are sheer lies told by the south Korean chief executive on the basis of misinformation provided by human scum, "defectors" from the north who fled after committing crimes, taken in by the female shaman's words that the DPRK would collapse in 2 years to come.
In this context, the establishment of the unprecedented UN Human Rights Office in Seoul last year and the absurd allegations at recent UN human rights meetings which handled the "nuclear and ballistic missile" issues that are not relevant to human rights represent an outcome of the policy of an inexperienced shaman in south Korea. Therefore, it comes to the conclusion that the United Nations human rights mechanisms have also played into the hands of the inexperienced shaman.
Beyond imagination are the extra-large scale crimes against humanity in south Korea such as ferry "Sewol" disaster that left hundreds of children buried at the bottom of the sea, open instigation of our people to "defect" and abduction of the DPRK women citizens in a foreign country in broad daylight by gangsters of the south Korean Intelligence Service.
These unprecedented human rights violations are entirely attributable to the abnormal thinking and inveterate confrontation mentality of the present south Korean chief executive against the DPRK as she completely paralyzed the function of the south Korean society under the control of the inexperienced shaman.
Therefore, the world should now pay primary attention to addressing the grave human rights violations in the United States, western countries and south Korea, in particular.
The "draft resolution" pursues the heinous political purpose of overthrowing our system by following the hostile policy of the United States against the DPRK.
The United States has left no means untried to bring about collapse of its state and social system, persistently pursuing the hostile policy against the DPRK for over half a century since its inception.
The United States has maneuvered so far to press the DPRK with the nuclear and "human rights" issues in parallel. However, the United States, realizing that they could not succeed in by the nuclear issue, is now trying to eliminate the DPRK under the disguise of the "human right issue."
The United States continuously introduces into the Korean peninsula a large amount of its strategic nuclear assets and stages various kinds of aggressive joint military exercises with south Korea. It openly wages even the drills aimed at "decapitation" of the leadership of the DPRK and "occupation of Pyongyang."
Joining in such maneuvers of the United States, the EU and Japan tabled the anti-DPRK "draft resolution" at the Third Committee again this year.
The EU and Japan, the main sponsors of the "draft resolution" are not qualified to deliberate on others' human rights issue.
Now the world clearly witnesses such crimes against humanity by the United States and western countries as military invasion and massacre of innocent civilians in several countries in the Middle East, Iraq and Afghanistan, in particular, as well as turning those countries into a wilderness of human rights.
The EU and Japan turn aside such crimes against humanity of the United States.
As a matter of utmost urgency, the EU should rather pay attention to cleaning up their houses first by reflecting upon and bringing to justice those responsible for the crimes against humanity including xenophobia, Islamophobia, defamation of religion and neo-Nazism that are rampant in their own territories and the worst-ever refugee crisis caused by the United States and western countries themselves.
Moreover, Japan refuses to apologize and compensate for such extra-large crimes against humanity it had committed in the past towards the Korean people and many other countries of the world as abduction and forcible drafting of 8.4 million Koreans, massacre of 1 million of them and imposition of sexual slavery on 200 000 women and girls. Japan should mind its own business.
The "draft resolution" has nothing to do with promotion and protection of genuine human rights as it is designed for the political purpose of stifling the DPRK by politicizing and maximizing the fictitious "human right issue."
The illegality of the "draft resolution" is also clearly proved by the decreasing number of co-sponsors as days go by and, furthermore, by the reluctance of the international community, especially the majority of NAM countries to co-sponsor it, except for the West.
The DPRK exists on the basis of Juche philosophy centered on the popular masses and with its politics for the people and the system for the human rights of the people.
It is the consistent policy of the Government of the DPRK to continuously protect and promote the human rights of the popular masses with full responsibility.
The Government of the DPRK, despite persistent sanctions and pressure by the United States and other hostile forces, is concentrating all its efforts on improving the livelihood of the people and securing better future for them.
It is the stark reality of the DPRK that such superior measures for popular masses as universal free medical care, free education, free housing and equality between men and women continue to take effect and that all people fully exercise and enjoy their human rights in all sectors of their social life.
The people in the DPRK take immense pride in the socialist system of the country which was chosen, consolidated and further developed by their own will as well as in the genuine system of ensuring human rights which capitalism can neither achieve nor imitate at all.
The DPRK hopes for sincere dialogue and cooperation in the international human rights field. However, it will strongly respond to the end to the confrontation and pressure aimed at stifling its system and take all appropriate measures vis-a-vis the hostile acts against the DPRK that become increasingly aggressive under the pretext of "human rights."
As in the past, there is no change in the position of the DPRK that neither recognizes nor accepts those anti-DPRK "resolutions" adopted by force at the Human Right Council and the Third Committee of the UNGA.
My delegation roundly rejects once again the "draft resolution" as an illegal and unlawful document of plot which is not worth consideration. In this vein, we do not even feel the need to call for a vote. Even if this "draft resolution" is railroaded, it is crystal clear to anyone that this can never be considered as a consensus.
My delegation expects that the distinguished representatives of the member states will clearly contemplate on the hidden motive and purpose of the politicized and confrontational draft "resolution" against the DPRK submitted by the EU and Japan. Moreover, my delegation calls upon the representatives to oppose the adoption of the "resolution" by clear statement of their disassociation from the consensus. -0-
National Reconciliation Council Issues Open Questionnaire to Traitor Park Geun Hye
Pyongyang, October 19 (KCNA) -- The National Reconciliation Council issued an open questionnaire to traitor Park Geun Hye on Wednesday as regards her recent confrontation hysteria that reached its height.
She has gone so far as to incite "defection from the north," daring talk about "sign of its collapse" and "self-ruin," not content with crying out for a "preemptive strike" at the DPRK, pursuant to her master U.S. hostile policy toward it, the questionnaire noted.
Ridiculing her hysteric confrontation racket as a desperate last-ditch bid to tide over the serious ruling crisis close to her final ruin, taken aback by the DPRK's rapid bolstering of its national power, the National Reconciliation Council questioned Park as follows:
Now is the time for you to open to public the fact that "confidence-building process" and "gaining a great opportunity of unification" touted by you was chicanery to realize the wild dream for "unification through absorption" at the U.S. beck and call, isn't it?
Will you persist in shameless acts to conceal the fact that what you touted was a trite artifice to cover up your sinister design to realize the wild ambition for "unification through absorption" now that your confrontational intention has been fully revealed?
You cry out for a "preemptive strike" with the backing of the U.S. Do you not care about Seoul including Chongwadae and all other parts of south Korea being reduced to a sea in flames and debris by a prompt and merciless counter-strikes of the DPRK?
Do you think you can remain indifferent to the above-said event and you can survive a nuclear war?
Don't you know that your open agitation of "defection from the north" is hideous allurement and abduction and a thrice-cursed crime against humanity diametrically running counter to international law and the UN Charter?
Openly agitating "defection" among the people of a sovereign state is just a blatant challenge and wanton violation of the UN Charter and international law stipulating it as the fundamental principle to respect sovereignty of all countries and not interfere in their internal affairs and specifying abduction as crime against humanity.
You often accuse others, talking about "observance of the UN Charter" and "international law", but make no scruple of committing inhuman crimes, ignorant of the above-said elementary principle, don't you?
Can you own responsibility for groundlessly distorting the reality in the DPRK and decrying its sincere efforts for mending the north-south relations by running the whole gamut of lies, tricks and fabrications to incite hostility toward the compatriots in the north during your tenure of office?
The ruler ill-famed for lies and fabrications is bound to meet a stern punishment of history after being forsaken by the people.
Can you own responsibility before history and the nation for falsifying truth about the DPRK and desperately inciting bad blood toward the fellow countrymen in the north by floating wild rumors about them?
Can you allow south Koreans to come here and see what is happening in the north for themselves when all ways to the north are kept open, not preventing them from seeing and hearing about the DPRK as you are desperately negating the eye-opening realities in the DPRK?
You'd better come here and see if you want to help south Koreans dispel their doubts about "contingency", "instable social system" and "effective sanctions."
You may send all who want to come here and see if you are not in a position to personally come here for fear of punishment for your sins.
Are you ready to acknowledge the thrice-cursed crimes you have committed by hurting the dignity and honor of the service personnel and people of the DPRK and face a stern judgment at a DPRK court?
The supreme judicial organ of the DPRK branded you as a top-class criminal and sentenced you to capital punishment long ago according to the criminal code of the DPRK.
As you unhesitatingly and desperately insulted the symbol of the dignity and glory of the DPRK, you should be "emboldened" to pay a dear price for it. Can you do so? -0-
Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee Warns Hostile Forces against Political and Military Provocations
Pyongyang, September 13 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee issued a statement Tuesday in connection with the fact that the hostile forces are committing extremely heinous provocations against the DPRK over its recent nuclear warheads explosion test.
The U.S. and its followers are making much fuss, creating impression that a nuclear bomb was dropped in downtown Washington or Seoul.
They let the UN release a "press statement" and are crying out for applying high-profile sanctions to totally strangle the "windpipe of the north." They went the lengths of threatening to make a preemptive military strike at the DPRK, escalating threat and blackmail against it to the extremes.
Taking the lead in this campaign is the Park Geun Hye group of traitors.
The hearts of the service personnel and people of the DPRK are now burning with hatred for the sworn enemies who are hurting even the supreme leadership of the DPRK which represents their life and dignity, not content with resorting to all kinds of evil things in a bid to deny and undermine the ideology and social system in the DPRK.
Running sky-high now is the resentment of the people of the DPRK at the U.S., architect and executor of the harsh hostile policy toward the DPRK, and Japan and other riff-raffs dancing to the tune of the U.S. and even the UN acting without principle bereft of impartiality and justice.
The DPRK is fully ready to mercilessly strike brutal provocateurs keen on sanctions, actions to stifle it and aggression and war moves against it century after century and wipe them out to the last man any moment, the spokesman said, declaring the stand as follows:
If the U.S. imperialists and their vassal forces show even a slight sign of launching the "beheading operation" for what they call "collapse of social system" and "conquest of Pyongyang", an order will be immediately issued to the Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army to fire rockets fully tipped with nuclear warheads although it is not what we desired.
Neither sanctions nor provocation nor pressure can ever bring down the position of the DPRK as a full-fledged nuclear weapons state, and high-handed political and military provocations of the enemies will only invite a merciless nuclear strike which will lead them to a final ruin.
The state nuclear force of the DPRK will creditably perform its sacred mission of defending the dignity of the supreme leadership and the interests of the country and safeguarding the sovereignty and vital rights of the nation and make positive contribution to the peace and stability in Northeast Asia. -0-
Chief of Security Officers in Panmunjom Warns S. Korean Side against Provocation
Pyongyang, August 27 (KCNA) -- The chief of security officers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at Panmunjom warned the provocateurs as follows Saturday against their deliberate provocation getting on the nerves of the soldiers of the KPA side in the area of Panmunjom:
Floodlight directed at the KPA side at random is taken as an intolerable means of provocation and it will be the target of merciless pinpoint shots.
The fate of provocateurs running reckless in front of the KPA side cannot be otherwise.
The KPA does not make an empty talk.
According to the chief of security officers, the enemies are directing high-wattage floodlight to the observation outpost of the KPA side and committing deliberate provocation rattling the nerves of KPA soldiers on purpose from Friday evening in the sensitive area of Panmunjom at a time when the situation on the Korean peninsula has reached the brink of a war due to the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military drills the U.S. imperialists started with the south Korean puppet forces.
This has seriously threatened the safety of the KPA soldiers on duty and hindered their normal observation activities.
Saying that Panmunjom is well known as the hotspot where even an accidental minor act may spill over into an irrevocable physical conflict in a moment, the chief continued:
The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces who are well aware of this are escalating the tension on the Korean peninsula to extremes while conducting the joint military drill for aggression. The provocation being committed against this backdrop cannot be construed otherwise than a premeditated and intentional plot against the KPA.
The true aim sought by the provocateurs through their recent act is to seriously get on the nerves of the KPA soldiers, lead them to take due countermeasures and label them as provocation.
The chief clarified that the KPA soldiers at Panmunjom are closely following the moves of the provocateurs. -0-
DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Denounces U.S. Nuclear Arms Buildup
Pyongyang, August 17 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK issued a statement on Wednesday in connection with the fact that the situation on the Korean peninsula has entered a very grave phase due to the U.S. ceaseless nuclear arms buildup targeting the DPRK.
The statement said that the U.S. brought to the Anderson air force base on Guam, on which B-52H strategic bombers are already deployed, several B-1Bs on August 6 and three B-2As on August 9, the first of their kinds in ten years, according to a report. It went on:
The introduction of the nuclear strategic bombers to Guam by the U.S. in the wake of its official decision on the deployment of THAAD in south Korea after bringing into the Korean peninsula and its vicinity strategic assets including nuclear-powered carrier and nuclear submarines proves that the U.S. plan for a preemptive nuclear strike at the DPRK has entered a reckless phase of implementation.
Such military moves of the U.S. are part of its sinister strategy to contain Russia and China in the Asia-Pacific and maintain its military hegemony in the region, not just aiming at a surprise preemptive nuclear strike at the DPRK.
It is the fixed stand of the DPRK to fundamentally remove the danger of a nuclear war imposed by the U.S. by dint of a powerful nuclear deterrence and safeguard the peace and security in the region and the world.
The army and people of the DPRK will never remain an on-looker to the U.S. nuclear threat and blackmail getting ever-more pronounced with each passing day, but will whet more sharply the treasured sword of nuclear weapons of justice for defending the sovereignty and security of the country.
If the U.S. goes reckless, misjudging the trend of the times and the strategic position of the DPRK, all the U.S. military bases in the operational theatre in the Pacific including Guam will face ruin in the face of all-out and substantial attack to be mounted by the army of the DPRK. -0-
CPRC Spokesman Censures Park Geun Hye Group's Smear Campaign against DPRK
Pyongyang, August 11 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country (CPRC) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea gave an answer to the question raised by KCNA on Thursday as regards the south Korean puppet regime's accusations against the DPRK to dodge the mounting criticism of the THAAD deployment in south Korea.
The south Korean puppet group are driven into a tight corner by the strong criticism and protest against the THAAD deployment from not only south Korean public but also from all Koreans and the international community, the statement noted, and continued:
They deserve it for their inveterate sycophancy towards the U.S. and pro-U.S. policy, utterly indifferent to the national dignity and interests.
It is well known that Park Geun Hye flew into the U.S. and took an oath to be loyal to Obama right after she came to power as she knew well the reason why her father, "yusin" dictator, was shot to death by a confidant of the U.S.
Such traitor is describing the THAAD deployment as "an independent resolution" to cope with the "threat" from the DPRK. This is sophism that provokes a side-splitting laughter.
No matter how hard the Park group try to pass the buck to the DPRK to get rid of the pretty fix due to the THAAD deployment, nobody will be taken in by their petty trick and they cannot conceal their treacherous act of gravely threatening the peace on the Korean peninsula and in the region in pursuance of the U.S. scenario.
Great irony is that the south Korean puppet group are behaving disgustingly, claiming that they can roll back the plan for THAAD deployment as they please if the north dismantles its nukes and missiles.
They dare compare the self-defensive nuclear force, pride of Juche Korea, with scrap-iron-like THAAD as if having a bargaining. This is nothing but an absurd jargon of the fools failing to know who their rival is.
The south Korean regime should know well that the DPRK's nukes can never be an object of bargaining with the U.S. and others. It had better bear in mind that its peddling "threat from the north's nukes" here and there would get it nowhere.
It is as clear as noonday that the whole of south Korea is bound to turn into a theatre of a nuclear war to be launched by the U.S. and the south Korean people will be put at greater peril as long as top-class pro-U.S. lackey Park Geun Hye stays in power.
All Koreans are called upon to resolutely bury Park Geun Hye group, disgrace to the nation and troublemaker of the international community, to defuse the ever-increasing danger of U.S. nuclear war against the DPRK and preserve peace on the peninsula and in the region. -0-
Director General of Department of U.S. Affairs of FM Interviewed by Chief of AP Pyongyang Bureau
Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) -- The director general of the Department of U.S. Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Thursday was interviewed by the chief of AP Pyongyang Bureau on a visit to the DPRK on the recent situation on the Korean peninsula.
Answering the question as to the situation prevailing on the Korean Peninsula, the director general clarified that it is the DPRK's just right to take the toughest counteraction against the U.S. as it went beyond the "red line" in the standoff with the DPRK and declared a war against the DPRK by daring hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK.
The U.S. recent moves such as ceaseless introduction of strategic assets to the vicinity of the Korean peninsula and decision to deploy THAAD in south Korea hint that it will stage unprecedented maneuvers during the joint military drill to be held in August, he said, clarifying that if an undesirable event occurs on the peninsula during the joint military drill, the U.S. would be held wholly responsible for it and that the DPRK is fully ready for any physical steps.
He stressed that the DPRK will continue to take the tough counteraction against the U.S. unless it rolls back its hostile policy towards the DPRK aiming at "bringing down its social system." -0-
DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Slams U.S. Ambassador for Flying above S. Korea aboard Fighter
Pyongyang, July 19 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA Tuesday as regards the fact that the U.S. ambassador to south Korea took a F-16 under the U.S. 7th Air Force to fly the sky over south Korea on July 12:
This is nothing but a bullying act that can be done only by a deranged man.
The fact that he who is outwardly a diplomat took the fighter unbecoming for his duty goes to clearly prove that all the U.S. diplomats are real war servants.
At the moment when the U.S. ever more undisguised hostile moves and nuclear threats against the DPRK are bringing the dark clouds of a nuclear war to hang over the Korean peninsula, it is a very meaningful thing that the U.S. ambassador to south Korea who personally has a hand in shaping the U.S. DPRK policy and implementing it flew above south Korea aboard fighter.
What should not be overlooked is that such a crazy act was timed to coincide with the U.S. official decision to deploy THAAD in south Korea in the wake of the introduction of nuclear submarines and a formation of B-52Hs and other strategic assets into south Korea.
The ill-boding moves of the U.S. being observed one after another with the joint military exercises Ulji Freedom Guardian for aggression to be staged in upcoming August indicate its intention to press for the unprecedented acts on the Korean peninsula.
We are closely following these moves of the U.S. and will take stronger self-defensive nuclear countermeasures for defending the country's sovereignty and the nation's right to existence from the U.S. daily-increasing nuclear war threats. -0-
DPRK Foreign Ministry Hits U.S. for Its Hideous Crime
Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- The Foreign Ministry of the DPRK issued a statement Thursday to denounce the U.S. for its unheard-of hideous hostility toward the DPRK.
The U.S. dared pull up the supreme leadership of the DPRK on July 6 when announcing its State Department's report on the latter's "human rights issue", a report peppered with lies and fabrications, and the list of targets of special sanctions by its Treasury Department, pursuant to the report, the statement said, adding:
What the U.S. did this time, not content with malignantly slandering the DPRK, is the worst crime that can never be pardoned.
The supreme leadership of the DPRK its servicepersons and people have safeguarded at the cost of their lives while following with all sincerity represents the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK and the destiny of all its service personnel and people.
But, the U.S. dared challenge the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership, an act reminiscent of a new-born puppy knowing no fear of a tiger. This is the worst hostility and an open declaration of war against the DPRK as it has gone far beyond the confrontation over the "human rights issue."
Now that the U.S. has passed over the "red line" in the overall showdown with the DPRK by perpetrating such thrice-cursed crime, the DPRK came to have the legitimate rights to take all necessary countermeasures.
To cope with the prevailing critical situation, the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK states as follows:
Firstly, the U.S. should immediately and unconditionally retract the recent step for sanctions which dared hurt the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership.
Secondly, every lever and channel for diplomatic contact between the DPRK and the U.S. will be cut off at once in case the U.S. refuses to accept our demand.
From now that the U.S. declared a war on the DPRK, any problem arising in the relations with the U.S. will be handled under the latter's wartime law.
Thirdly, the DPRK will take the toughest countermeasures to resolutely shatter the hostility of the U.S. as regards the fact that the latter's hostile policy has reached the worst phase of hurting the dignity of the former's supreme leadership.
The U.S. ruling quarters will have to bitterly experience how foolish and reckless such deed was. -0-
NDC Spokesman Warns U.S. of Nuclear Counter-action
Pyongyang, June 19 (KCNA) -- These days the situation of the Korean peninsula is being rapidly pushed to the danger of the outbreak of a nuclear war.
A formation of nuclear strategic bombers B-52H under the 8th Air Force of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces on Guam was busy with a nuclear bomb dropping drill under the pretext of the exercise for long-range flight and air-strike at strategic targets on June 17.
The U.S. introduced the nuclear-powered submarine Mississippi capable of mounting a nuclear attack on the rival side into Pusan Port of south Korea on June 13.
A spokesman for the National Defence Commission of the DPRK said in a statement on Sunday in this regard:
The recent long-range flight exercise was a preparation for rapidly flying into the air over the Korean peninsula and the exercise for air-strike at strategic targets was a mobile rehearsal for making a surprise strike at the nuclear facilities, etc. of the DPRK.
The introduction of the nuclear-powered nuclear submarine into south Korea from other waters is aimed at examining the actual possibility of hurling a nuclear force in case of the second Korean war.
The U.S. imperialists are none other than the gangsters who do not hesitate to ignite nuclear and other wars to carry out their sinister ambition to shake the DPRK's will and resolute decision by wielding a nuclear stick.
This is the true colors of the present U.S. administration loud-mouthed about "a world without nuclear weapons" and an ulterior aim of forcing the DPRK "to dismantle its nukes first."
The reality goes to prove that the banner of simultaneously developing the two fronts held high by the service personnel and people of the DPRK is the best one to protect peace of the country and security of the nation from the disaster of a nuclear war.
Peace is dear to the DPRK.
But, it does not wish to achieve peace by begging and sympathy.
Our way of achieving peace is to mount a prompt and merciless preemptive attack of our style on any enemy no matter from where it is coming to disturb peace which is so dear to us.
The Korean People's Army has long put into the range of its precision strike the U.S. bases and logistic bases for invading the DPRK, including the Anderson Air Force Base on Guam where B-52Hs are deployed and naval bases for nuclear submarines.
The U.S. should stop running amuck to realize its anachronistic daydream.
The U.S. must know better about the capability of nuclear counter-attack of the DPRK, a nuclear power in the East.
Rash actions disregarding reality would only invite a serious disaster.
The service personnel and people of the DPRK will dynamically advance to win a great victory, decisively foiling the "sanctions" of all hostile forces against the DPRK and their moves to stifle it and nuclear threats and blackmail against it.
The final victory is in store for the great Workers' Party of Korea and service personnel and people of the DPRK. -0-
U.S. Urged to Make Bold Decision, Facing Up to Trend of Times
Pyongyang, June 10 (KCNA) -- The participants in the joint conference of the DPRK government, political parties and organizations sent an open letter to the United States of America on Friday.
The letter said that it is the invariable desire and wishes of the Korean people to achieve the eternal prosperity of the nation in a peaceful world and build a reunified prospering country.
The new line and policies for national reunification laid down at the historic Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea held recently are the historic declaration of weighty significance in settling the issue of the Korean peninsula and ensuring global peace, it noted.
If one has a right thinking and judgment, one cannot but sympathize with the stand of the DPRK that the issue of national reunification should be settled in line with the will and wishes of the Korean nation responsible for the issue by its concerted efforts and recognize its validity, the letter said.
But only the U.S., far from properly complying with the due demand of the DPRK, is persistently stemming the trend of history toward peace and reunification through its dishonest assertions and belligerent acts and also drawing its followers into its moves, the letter charged.
The joint conference of the DPRK government, political parties and organizations held on June 9 as regards the prevailing situation decided to send an open letter to the U.S., reflecting the following principled stand of the DPRK:
Firstly, the U.S. should make a bold decision to roll back its hostile policy toward the DPRK which should not be pursued any longer.
The U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK which has been pursued since its founding is a blatant challenge to the aspiration, desire and just cause of the Korean people to protect their ideology, social system, sovereignty and vital rights.
Though belatedly, the U.S. should make a reasonable judgment for itself and make a political bold decision to valiantly root out its hostile policy toward the DPRK which was wrong from the outset and whose fatal consequences can hardly be counted.
The U.S. would be well advised to choose a new way of thinking and opt for new practice, away from the old framework of its anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK which has shackled its thinking and practice for a long period. This would be the wisest attitude which it can take and which can be welcomed.
Secondly, the U.S should immediately stop arms buildup and the exercises for a war against the DPRK in south Korea, the root cause of escalating tension, and take the new road of ensuring genuine peace and security on the Korean peninsula.
It is not the U.S. but the DPRK, which has emerged victorious in political, military and moral terms in the confrontation that has lasted century after century and won laurels as the strong.
The U.S. has anxiously waited for what it called "collapse" while channeling all efforts into the campaign for isolating, blockading and putting military pressure on the DPRK and for provoking a war. Now it might have realized how ignorant and foolish it has been.
The way of settling an issue with a rival possessed of nuclear weapons should be shown by the U.S. itself.
The U.S. had better think twice over the lesson of history reflected in the bitter confession made by a defeated general that he fought a wrong war with a wrong rival in wrong time in wrong place and frankly accept the DPRK's just peace initiative and proposal before missing an opportunity.
Thirdly, the U.S. should refrain from the foolish act of meddling in the internal affairs of the Korean nation, fostering confrontation and blocking its independent reunification any longer.
The U.S. is the main stumbling block in the way of settling the issue of Korea's reunification as it is stoking hostility and stand-off between the north and the south and escalating tensions by interfering in the internal affairs of the nation.
The desire, wishes and demands of the Korean nation serve as the standard and yardstick for settling the issue of the destiny of the Korean nation, the matter of reunification, under any circumstances and the U.S. neither has anything to do with this nor has any right to meddle in it.
The U.S. should give a clear answer to the Korean nation's solemn question as to whether it will be shamefully driven out of Korea after facing a stern punishment in the world's eyes or take hands off the Korean issue and quit south Korea of its own accord as befitting "American gentleman."
It should no longer stem the strong trend of the history of the nation advancing toward independence, peace, reconciliation, unity, reunification and prosperity but stop the foolish act of hurling a handful of pro-U.S. stooges into sowing seeds of discord among Koreans and fostering confrontation.
History and time will clearly prove that this warning served by the DPRK to the U.S. is by no means an empty talk.
Taking this opportunity, we would like to express the conviction that the fair-minded and sensible figures and people of broad strata in the U.S. would positively respond to the fair and aboveboard, peace-loving and sincere appeal of the DPRK. -0-
KPA Supreme Command Releases Crucial Report
Pyongyang, May 27 (KCNA) -- The Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army released the following crucial report on Friday:
Today the south Korean puppet military gangsters committed such grave military provocation as intruding into the southwestern sea under our side's control and firing 40 mm rocket gun shells at our navy's ferryboat on a routine duty.
They started their premeditated military provocation by making three speedboats of the puppet navy's 2nd Fleet and a vessel of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries sail 6.4 km across the extension of the Military Demarcation Line in sea waters west of Paekryong Island and southwest of Yonphyong Island four times between 05;53 to 07;20.
Our side gave several warnings, but they refused to withdraw their ships, asserting that they were on a routine duty in the waters under their control.
Then they fired in succession 40 mm rocket gun shells straight toward the ferryboat of our navy, which was towing a wrecked boat in the waters under our side's control. The ferryboat is an unarmed vessel which is for mail delivery and liaison.
This reckless military provocation is the revelation of the south Korean puppet group's vicious intention and hackneyed trick to inveigle our side into a provocation case by driving the situation to an extreme phase and then let the reactionary media mislead the public opinion with propaganda that the case was provoked by our side.
The puppet military ran amuck to escalate the provocation, issuing an order to put its combat air division based in Suwon on standby for emergency sortie.
After all, the situation in those waters is inching to the unpredictable extreme phase.
Under the prevailing situation, the KPA units on the southwestern front are waiting for an order to launch an annihilating attack, ready for making retaliatory strikes. -0-
KCNA Issues Detailed Report on Conclusion of WPK Seventh Congress as Glorious One of Victory
Pyongyang, May 15 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency on Saturday issued a detailed report as regards that the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) attained its goal thanks to the loyalty and trust of all the party members, servicepersons and people and was concluded as the congress of victory and glory.
According to the detailed report, the WPK Seventh Congress, at which the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un was elected chairman of the WPK and a great programme was laid down for the final victory of the cause of the Juche revolution, was the most significant, great assembly marking the watershed in the struggle to accomplish the great cause of Paektu under the banner of the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.
The shining victory of the Seventh Congress of the WPK is the brilliant fruition of the leadership of Kim Jong Un.
On October 30, Juche 104 (2015) the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK decided to convene the Seventh Congress in reflection of the requirements of the party and the developing revolution.
Upon hearing the decision of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, the servicepersons and people rose up as one toward May of victory, burning their hearts with the fever to make a revolution and fight to glorify the Seventh Congress as the greatest heyday of the revolution.
The whole party, the entire army and all the people turned out in the 70-day campaign of loyalty in response to the appeal of the WPK Central Committee to greet the Seventh Congress with the greatest successes and highest labor feats after the joint calls of the Party Central Committee and the Party Central Military Commission and a letter of the Party Central Committee to all the party members were made public in February, 2016 on the occasion of the Seventh Congress.
Model units for general charge were created in the major fronts including electric power, coal, metallurgical and machine building industries, light industry, agriculture, construction, scientific research and sports fields and the movements for overtaking others, learning from others and exchanging experience were conducted in every part of the country and, as a result, the successes to be presented as gifts to the Seventh Congress were recorded in the pages of the 70-day campaign books.
Provincial, city and county party conferences took place in the run-up to the Seventh Congress.
The conference of the Korean People's Army of the WPK held on April 12 and 13 elected the respected Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un as delegate to the Seventh Congress.
Decisions on electing Kim Jong Un as delegate to the Seventh Congress were adopted at all provincial party conferences with a unanimous approval.
All the provincial party conferences reviewed their work done since the Sixth Congress, elected new leadership organs and elected and nominated officials and party members as delegates and observers to the Seventh Congress.
A decision of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee on holding the Seventh Congress in Pyongyang on May 6 was released.
The participants of the congress arrived here on May 2 with the successes achieved in the 70-day campaign.
They laid floral baskets before the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill and paid tribute to them. They also visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, the sacred temple of Juche, where the great leaders lie in state, and paid tribute to them.
Senior party and state officials and officials of the party and armed forces organs visited the lodging quarters of the participants to congratulate them.
A national photo exhibition and a national art exhibition for celebrating the Seventh Congress of the WPK were opened here.
On the occasion of the Seventh Congress, Kim Jong Un received congratulatory messages and letters, floral baskets, gifts, medals, titles of honor and diplomas from foreign party and state leaders, political parties, organizations, organizations for the study of the Juche idea, personages of various circles and the diplomatic corps, the military attaches corps, the economic and commercial councilors corps, diplomatic envoys and the missions of the international organizations here.
Congratulatory messages, letters and floral baskets were sent to the Party Congress and the WPK Central Committee by foreign political parties, party leaders, organizations for friendship and solidarity with the Korean people and organizations for the study of the Juche idea and personages of various circles.
The Seventh Congress of the WPK was opened with splendor on May 6.
Kim Jong Un made an opening address.
All the participants of the congress observed a moment's silence in memory of the anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters, patriotic martyrs, officials, working people and pro-reunification patriotic figures at the suggestion of Kim Jong Un.
The congress elected Kim Jong Un to its presidium.
Congratulatory messages of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan and the General Association of Koreans in China to Kim Jong Un were read out and silk banners politely presented to him.
The congress introduced the fact that the Central Committee of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front sent a congratulatory message and silk banner and the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party and the Central Committee of the Chondoist Chongu Party sent congratulatory messages and silk banners to the congress.
The congress sent congratulatory messages to the service personnel of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces and to the working people and officials of the institutions, industrial establishments and cooperative farms.
Kim Jong Un made a report on the review of the work of the C.C., the WPK.
Speeches were made to thoroughly implement the important tasks set forth in his report.
He indicated the issues arising in carrying out the tasks set forth in his report on the review of the work of the C.C., the WPK in his conclusion made at the third-day sitting of the Party Congress, setting forth to the party, the army and the people of the DPRK the fighting slogan "Let the whole Party, the entire army and all the people go all out for the implementation of the tasks advanced at the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea to hasten the final victory of the Juche revolution!"
A congratulatory message to the Seventh Congress of the WPK from all the service personnel and people was read out at the congress and a decision on "Review of the Work of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea" wad adopted with the approval of all delegates.
The congratulatory groups of the Korean Children's Union and the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League presented floral baskets to Kim Jong Un and read out their congratulatory messages.
The congress adopted a decision on revising "The Rules of the Workers' Party of Korea".
The congress elected Kim Jong Un as chairman of the WPK on May 9.
It declared that Kim Jong Un was elected member of the Party Central Committee, member of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee and chairman of the Party Central Military Commission according to the rules of the WPK and the rules of the election of the supreme leadership organ of the WPK.
The 1st Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK elected the Presidium of the Political Bureau and the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and organized its Executive Policy Council and the WPK Central Military Commission headed by Kim Jong Un.
Published at the congress was an appeal of the Seventh Congress of the WPK to all the service personnel, young people and other people "Make an all-out charge for the complete victory of socialism by launching the Mallima speed campaign!"
Kim Jong Un made a closing address at the congress.
The congress set forth the high target and fighting programme for building a thriving socialist nation.
The Pyongyang city mass rally and public procession and the torchlight procession of the young vanguard took pace at Kim Il Sung Square on May 10 and a joint performance "Following Our Party Forever" was given by the Moranbong Band, the Chongbong Band and the State Merited Chorus on May 11 to celebrate the Seventh Congress of the WPK.
Kim Jong Un had a photo session with the participants in the congress.
Banquets were given at the Mokran House, the People's Palace of Culture, Okryu Restaurant, Chongryu Restaurant, the Pyongyang Noodle House, Pyongyang Koryo Hotel, Yanggakdo International Hotel, Full-service Ship Mujigae and Restaurant Boat Taedonggang.
During the congress the participants visited Mangyongdae (the birthplace of President Kim Il Sung), the Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery on Mt. Taesong, the historic site associated with the Fatherland Liberation War, the Youth Movement Museum, the Sci-Tech Complex, etc. and looked round the exhibition of machinery and equipment manufactured as labor gifts of loyalty to be presented to the congress.
There took place a workshop for the participants in the congress.
They held a meeting for adopting a letter pledge to Kim Jong Un. -0-