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DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Issues Statement

Pyongyang, December 12 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea released the following statement on Thursday:
The year-end time limit set by us is nearing but the U.S. continues to raise the level of its provocation against us.
State Secretary Pompeo cried out for thoroughly implementing the UN sanctions resolution on Dec. 10. The next day the U.S. held an open meeting of the UN Security Council, where it committed a hostile provocation again by pulling up the DPRK over its measures for modernizing its weaponry for self-defence.

It is a wanton violation of the principle of respect for sovereignty specified in the UN Charter that the UNSC with its principal mission to preserve global peace and security found fault with the measures taken by a sovereign state for self-defence.
This serves as more supporting evidence that the UNSC is no more than a political tool being used for the sake of the U.S.

We will never overlook such stance of the U.S. which played a leading role in an open UNSC meeting discussing the issue of the DPRK in a bid to incite the atmosphere of pressurizing it at this sensitive time.
If bolstering of military capabilities for self-defense should be termed an act of destroying global peace and security, there comes the conclusion that all the steps taken by other countries for bolstering up their defense capabilities should be taken issue with.

Such claim that they are entitled to launch ICBMs any time and we are not allowed to conduct the tests done by any other countries just sheds light on the nature of the bandit-like U.S. which seeks to disarm us completely.

The U.S. talks about dialogue, whenever it opens its mouth, but it is very evident that the U.S. has nothing to present before us though dialogue may open.
The U.S. talked about a "corresponding measure" in the meeting. However, as we already declared, we have nothing to lose more and we are ready to take a countermeasure corresponding to anything that the U.S. opts for.
By holding the meeting, the U.S. did a foolish thing which will boomerang on it, and decisively helped us make a definite decision on what way to choose. -0-


Abe Ridiculed as Matchlessly Political Dwarf

Pyongyang, November 30 (KCNA) -- A vice director general of the Department of Japanese Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea released the following statement on Saturday:

He who is born a fool is never cured.
The saying fits perfectly to Japanese Prime Minister Abe whose ignorance and stupidity were fully brought to light when he claimed the recent volley test-fire of the super-large multiple launch rocket system conducted by the DPRK is ballistic missile launch.

Early in November Abe termed the test-fire of the super-large multiple launch rocket system conducted by the DPRK a ballistic missile launch at the ASEAN summit only to be denounced as an underwit who fails to distinguish a missile launch from multiple launch rocket system, and a rare-to-be-seen deformed child. He stills makes an ass of himself.

On November 28 when the volley test-fire of the super-large multiple launch rocket system of the DPRK was conducted successfully amid great satisfaction, Abe convened an emergency meeting of the National Security Council and claimed that it was a ballistic missile launch and grave challenge to the international community with no reason.
Echoing Abe's claim, the chief cabinet secretary, the minister of defence, the foreign minister and other subordinates and media of Japan term the test-fire a "ballistic missile launch".

This time the DPRK made a photo-illustrated report about the recent test-fire with a view to helping such fools as Abe see the projectiles with their eyes wide open.
It can be said that Abe is the only one idiot in the world and the most stupid man ever known in history as he fails to distinguish a missile from multiple launch rocket system while seeing the photo-accompanied report which even civilians who have no knowledge of the "military affairs", to say nothing of soldiers, can know with a single glance.

The whole world is unanimous in saying that the DPRK's recent test-fire is one of multiple launch rocket system, but Abe claims that multiple launch rocket system is missile launch to be ridiculed by the world people.

The wretched sight of Abe makes us regard him as a dog seized with fear or a puppy fawning upon the master like the U.S.
He seems to think that the U.S. will welcome his remarks about "threat from the north" at the juncture when the DPRK-U.S. negotiations are at a stalemate. The political dwarf's thought is very poor.
It is quite natural that Abe is ridiculed as a puppy affected by mange as he fails to tell one thing from another and has plenty of cheek to turn black into white, being excluded from international politics.

The DPRK considers it best not to deal with Abe as dealing with the most stupid person ever known in history and political dwarf out of favor brings disgrace to it. This thought of ours is hardening day by day.
Worse still, it is the height of absurdity that Japan closest to the DPRK with the East Sea of Korea in between claimed that the multiple launch rocket system distinguished across the ocean is ballistic missile launch. It is uglier that Japan is making a fuss about "a serious challenge to not only Japan but also the international community", "threat from the north" and "protest" over the shell which did not drop in the waters off Japan.

No one beat Abe, but evidently he is a thoughtless fool as he insists that he was beaten.
There is a Korean saying that a fool makes a rod for himself.
Abe may see what a real ballistic missile is in the not distant future and under his nose.
Abe would be well-advised to distinguish multiple launch rocket from a ballistic missile.
Abe is none other than a perfect imbecile and a political dwarf without parallel in the world.

Pyongyang estimates such thing as Abe so much. -0-


Chairman of Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee Issues Statement

Pyongyang, November 14 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Chol, chairman of the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee, made public the following statement on Thursday:
I took note of the remark made by the U.S. secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Nov. 13 that he would adjust the U.S.-south Korea joint military drill for the progress of the DPRK-U.S. negotiations.

As the remark of the U.S. secretary of Defense was made just after the announcement of the statement of the spokesperson for the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, I would like to understand it as the U.S. intention to drop out of the joint military drill or completely stop it.

I don't think he made the decision after consulting with the south Korean authorities in advance.
Because no one in the south Korean political circles can dare to make such a wise decision.

I would like to believe that the remark of the U.S. secretary of Defense reflected the intention of President Trump, and appreciate it as part of positive efforts of the U.S. side to preserve the motive force of the DPRK-U.S. negotiations.

However, if this ends up with our naive interpretation and the hostile provocation is committed eventually to incite us, we will be compelled to answer with shocking punishment that would be difficult for the U.S. to cope with. -0-


Receives Reply Message from Chinese President Xi Jinping

Pyongyang, November 2 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, received a reply message from Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China (PRC), on October 30.

Xi Jinping in the message expressed sincere thanks to Kim Jong Un for sending a congratulatory message full of warm feelings on the occasion of the 70th founding anniversary of the PRC.

Noting that some days ago we celebrated with splendor the 70th founding anniversary of new China, the message went on:
Encouraged by it the whole party, entire army and peoples of all the ethnic groups throughout the whole country are striving to realize the dream of China for gaining the "Two Century Goals" and realizing the great prosperity of the Chinese nation, cherishing their mission while not forgetting their first resolve.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and the DPRK.
For the past 70 years the two parties and two countries of China and the DPRK have made a big contribution to the development of the socialist cause by supporting and cooperating with each other.

Days ago I and Comrade Chairman exchanged congratulatory messages to jointly express the will to propel hand in hand a lasting, sound and stable development of the China-DPRK relations and bring better well-being to the two countries and the two peoples with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations as a momentum.

I am ready to keep close communication with you and achieve new and greater development of the China-DPRK relations with joint efforts.
Now the party and people of the DPRK are effecting a new upswing in the socialist construction under the leadership of Comrade Chairman.

The China side firmly supports the DPRK comrades for concentrating efforts on the development of economy and the improvement of the people's standard of living by implementing the new strategic line.
We are firmly convinced that new and bigger successes would be steadily achieved in the socialist cause of the DPRK under the guidance of the WPK headed by Comrade Chairman.

I wish Comrade Chairman good health and hope everything would go well.
The message wished the DPRK prosperity and its people happiness and welfare. -0-


Japanese Authorities' Impudent Chauvinistic Act under Fire

Pyongyang, October 21 (KCNA) -- The Committee for Aiding Overseas Compatriots of the DPRK issued a statement on Monday denouncing the Japanese authorities for excluding the kindergartens of the Korean schools from the "program for free education and upbringing of children".

The statement said that Abe regime's arrogant exclusion of the kindergartens of the Korean schools from the program fully reveals the chronic national chauvinism of the island country and shows again that the Japanese reactionaries' hostile policy towards the DPRK and the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and their inveterate repugnancy and ill-intended discrimination against the Korean nation never change.

It went on: The Japanese reactionaries, not content with putting down Chongryon and Koreans in Japan, are trying to use education and upbringing for preschool children of the Koreans in Japan as a bargaining chip for negotiations. Their mean act fully lays bare the true colors of Abe regime which talks about the "dialogue without any condition".

The Japanese authorities' discrimination against the Korean children in Japan adds to the frozen DPRK-Japan relations.
They would be well advised to behave themselves, though belatedly, bearing in mind that if they commit crimes against the trend of the times, they would be left alone out of the world political current, to say nothing of visit to the DPRK. -0-


We Will Fight for Future of Our Children: Chairwoman of Union of Democratic Korean Women in Japan

Pyongyang, September 19 (KCNA) -- Kang Chu Ryon, vice-chairwoman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and chairwoman of the Central Standing Committee of the Union of Democratic Korean Women in Japan released a statement titled "We will fight to the end for the future of our children" on September 11.

The statement said the Japanese authorities are working overtly and covertly to exclude kindergartens of the Korean schools from the list of "free-of-charge system of infant education and care" by invoking "Child Rearing Support Act" which will take effect from October.
The exclusion of the children of Koreans obliged to pay consumption taxes just like the Japanese people is an extremely unfair and heinous national discrimination, the statement noted.

Accusing the Japanese authorities of more viciously and persistently resorting to political suppression and discrimination against Chongryon and Koreans in Japan despite their lip-service to "dialogue" with the DPRK, the statement said such an act should never be tolerated.

Korean women and mothers will fight to the end to protect the rosy future of children and the flower garden of national education, the statement stressed. -0-


DPRK Foreign Minister's Statement Rebukes U.S. State Secretary's Anti-DPRK

Pyongyang, August 23 (KCNA) -- Foreign Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Ri Yong Ho made public the following statement Friday:
U.S. State Secretary Pompeo, when interviewed by a U.S. newspaper Wednesday, said if north Korea does not set out to denuclearize itself, the U.S. will maintain the strongest sanctions in history to make it confirm that the denuclearization is the right way.

Just as a saying goes "A crow never becomes whiter for often washing", he is the diehard toxin of the U.S. diplomacy.
On April 24 he cited what he called a "lane change" in an interview with the U.S. media only to be snubbed.

Nothing decent can be expected from Pompeo, a man subject to strong censure from many countries for adopting the most wicked methods of the Central Intelligence Agency as diplomatic means in every part of the world. But what arouses concerns is a string of senseless remarks made by the man heading the U.S. negotiation team at a time when the DPRK-U.S. dialogue is high on the agenda.

There is a proverb saying "Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind". Now that he made rhetoric about the DPRK without elementary obligation as a human being, losing his face as the diplomatic boss of a country, I can not but respond to it in kind.

Is he really the man who begged for denuclearization and pledged the establishment of new DPRK-U.S. relations when he was received by the chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK during his several visits to Pyongyang?
He who has no shame has no conscience. He is truly impudent enough to utter such thoughtless words which only leave us disappointed and skeptical as to whether we can solve any problem with such a guy.

The whole world knows that the U.S. is the chieftain which spawned the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula and which makes its solution difficult.
Furthermore, what the U.S. has done since the adoption of the June 12 DPRK-U.S. joint statement was holding war exercises against the DPRK nonstop in and around the Korean peninsula and shipping strategic assets to it only to make the issue further complicated.

Now he again resorts to the hackneyed sanctions rhetoric, misleading the truth. He must be a trouble-maker bereft of sensible cogitative power and rational judgment as he only casts dark shadow over the prospect of the DPRK-U.S. negotiations.
All things to which Pompeo thrusts himself into go wrong and end up in failure though they showed signs of positive developments. He sure seems to be more interested in realizing his future "political ambition" rather than the current foreign policy of the U.S.

We have already given ample explanation enough to be understood by the U.S. side and we have also given it enough time out of maximum patience.
If the U.S. still dreams a pipe dream of gaining everything through sanctions, we are left with two options, either to leave it enjoying the dream to its heart's content or to wake it up from the dream.

We are ready for both dialogue and stand-off.
The U.S. is sadly mistaken if it still thinks of standing in confrontation with the DPRK with sanctions, not dropping its confrontational stand.
Then, we will remain as the biggest "threat" to the U.S. for long and long and will make it understand for sure what it has to do for the denuclearization. -0-


Press Statement by Director-General of DPRK Foreign Ministry

Pyongyang, August 11 (KCNA) -- Kwon Jong Gun, Director-General of the Department of American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, issued the following press statement on Sunday:

"A fool becomes a greater fool with age." This saying goes to the south Korean authorities.
It is well-attested by the south Korean authorities which changed the name of the joint military exercise from its original "Alliance 19-2" to "south Korea-U.S. Combined Command Post Exercise in the second half" and announced that it starts its full-scale exercise from August 11.

It is a miscalculation if they think that the very change of the name of the exercise can alter its aggressive nature or that we would make it pass off quietly. Shit, though hard and dry, still stinks even if it is wrapped in a flowered cloth.
What cannot be overlooked is the fact that the Chongwadae made a flurry of activity, calling an "emergency meeting of concerned ministers" even at a time of no war over the DPRK's regular measures for conventional weapons modernization.

Last time, it became a global laughing stock when it lost its head because it had failed to calculate properly the range of the power demonstration firing of our army. Instead of drawing a lesson from it, it intruded where it is not wanted and flounders even missing a good sleep at dawn. It is really a sight to see.
Such an attitude of the Chongwadae might be seen to the eyes of the south Korean "people" as it being a "master" of putting security in good order. But we see this as nothing more than a shy dog barking more wildly.

With regard to our test for developing the conventional weapons, even the U.S. president made a remark which in effect recognizes the self-defensive rights of a sovereign state, saying that it is a small missile test which a lot of countries do. But the south Korean authorities call the building of our self-defensive armed forces as a military tension while urging to stop it. Then, how can the south Korean authorities have a cheek to say such a nonsense? There is neither rhyme nor reason about it.

Moreover, we now stand in an extraordinary situation when the south Korean authorities defiantly staged an aggressive war exercise against us. In the vortex of this, they rather run wild on their part trying to tarnish the DPRK's image. It is indeed a case of a thief calls "Stop thief!"
It is only regrettable that our counterpart falls short of standard as it is now.
If the south Korean authorities think they can tide over this crisis by simply changing the name of the military exercise, it is really a big mistake.

Though we are to enter into a dialogue in future as the currents flow in favor of dialogue, they had better keep in mind that this dialogue would be held strictly between the DPRK and the U.S., not between the north and the south.
Given that the military exercise clearly puts us as an enemy in its concept, they should think that an inter-Korean contact itself will be difficult to be made unless they put an end to such a military exercise or before they make a plausible excuse or an explanation in a sincere manner for conducting the military exercise.

We will certainly settle this on all accounts and closely watch the act of the south Korean authorities.
If the south Korean authorities let loose a blast to save face even a little by standing such a funny fellow like Jong Kyong Du again, it would be a foolish act of putting out the fire by oil.
It already went wrong for Chongwadae to have a sound sleep at daybreak as it notoriously keeps security in good orders. -0-


Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Has Historic Meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at Panmunjom

Pyongyang, July 1 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, had a historic meeting with President of the United States of America Donald Trump at Panmunjom on Sunday afternoon at the suggestion of Trump.

The Supreme Leader of the Party, the state and the armed forces of the DPRK accepted the opinion of President Trump that he would like to meet Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone during his June 29-30 visit to south Korea and went to the south side portion of Panmunjom to have a surprise meeting with him.

Kim Jong Un stepped out of the Phanmun Pavilion on Sunday afternoon and had a historic meeting with Donald Trump just before the demarcation line at Panmunjom amid the worldwide attention.

In 66 years since the Armistice Agreement in 1953 there happened such an amazing event of the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. exchanging historic handshakes at Panmunjom, place that had been known as the symbol of division.

Kim Jong Un exchanged compliments with Trump about meeting him after about 120 days and guided him toward the north side portion of Panmunjom.
The two leaders stepped toward just before the Phanmun Pavilion in the north side portion of Panmunjom where they held their hands again, leaving the historic moment of the sitting U.S. President setting his foot on the soil of the DPRK across the Military Demarcation Line for the first time in history.

They headed for the "House of Freedom" in the south side portion of Panmunjom, the venue of the talks, exchanging a pleasant chat.
President Moon Jae In greeted Kim Jong Un outside the House.
Kim Jong Un exchanged warm greetings with Moon Jae In.

Then there were a one-on-one chat and talks between the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S.
They explained issues of easing tensions on the Korean peninsula, ending the inglorious relations between the two countries and making a dramatic turn and also issues of mutual concern and interest which become a stumbling block in solving those issues, and voiced full understanding and sympathy.

The top leaders of the two countries agreed to keep in close touch in the future, too, and resume and push forward productive dialogues for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and in the bilateral relations.

Kim Jong Un said that it was the good personal relations with President Trump that made such a dramatic meeting possible at just a one day's notice, noting that the relations would continue to produce good results unpredictable by others and work as a mysterious force overcoming manifold difficulties and obstacles in the future, too.

Present at the talks from the DPRK side was Ri Yong Ho, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, member of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and foreign minister, and from the opposite side U.S. State Secretary Mike Pompeo.
The top leaders of the two countries expressed great satisfaction over the results of the talks.
After the talks Kim Jong Un exchanged parting words with Trump.
Trump and Moon Jae In saw Kim Jong Un off up to the demarcation line at Panmunjom. -0-


CPRC Reunification and Agitation Department Exposes Sordid Nature of LKP

Pyongyang, May 25 (KCNA) -- The Reunification and Agitation Department of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country (CPRC) of the DPRK released an indictment on May 24, revealing the sordid nature of the "Liberal Korea Party" (LKP) keen on covering up their high-profile crimes and taking power again under the pretext of the "people's livelihood" and "security".

The LKP is a group of gangsters that have inherited the "tradition" of fascist dictators.
Far back in the past at the time of its first predecessor "Liberal Party", it enforced fascist dictatorship by invoking the "Security Law". At the times of the "Democratic Republican Party", it instituted "anti-communist law", "yusin constitution" and "social security law". In the 1980s it enacted a "draft law on assembly and demonstration". Through the fabrication of more than 100 fascist laws as such, the party turned south Korea into a prison without bars characteristic of the conservative party.

The long line of the names ranging from the "Democratic Justice Party", "Democratic Liberal Party", "New Korea Party", "Grand National Party", "Saenuri Party" to the "Liberal Korea Party" that the party has taken up has accompanied corresponding rallying and dismissing.

In fear of the candlelight demonstrators that flared up, it changed the name "Saenuri Party" into the "Liberal Korea Party" and claimed "repentance", "shake-up", "parting with the past" and "modification". But a crow is never whiter for often washing.

Exposing the essence of the "people's livelihood" cited by the traitorous party, the indictment continued:
The crippled south Korean economy and the impoverished people's livelihood are entirely the product, consequence and miserable result of the unpopular rule pursued by traitors Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye during their term from the conservative party.

Lee Myung Bak who presented himself as an "economy-minded president" brought unprecedented pain and sufferings to the south Koreans with the production of more than 5.2 million unemployed and over 10 million poverty-stricken masses.
Park Geun Hye visited other countries for the conclusion of the humiliating "Free Trade Agreement", spending three million USD at one time, allegedly to achieve "diplomatic performance" only to plunge the subservient bubble economy of south Korea into an abyss beyond control.

The indictment censured the shameful "security" rhetoric uttered by the harassers of peace. It continued:
The traitorous party has now gone desperate, justifying itself as "security guard" and "peace guard" everywhere in south Korea.

Insulting the historic north-south summits and declarations as "strategy risking security" and "meeting devoid of details of nuclear dismantlement deal" and "declaration that was dictated by the north" and "unilateral declaration reflective of the north's interests only", they viciously slandered them, stressing the need to "stop pleading for dialogue and to tighten sanctions and pressure on the north".

The sinister aim behind the rackets of the "leftist dictatorship" and confrontation with the fellow countrymen touted by the LKP under the signboard of "security" is to round up conservative elements through stereotyped coloring offensive, revive fascist dictatorship, hobble the north-south reconciliation efforts and create the phase of acute crisis of war far back in the past.

The LKP is a group of traitors that have to be thrown overboard together with the kingpins of evil doings.
Hwang Kyo An is the No. 1 target of the abolition of evils out of the LKP group keen on pushing back the wheel of history under the excuses of the "people's livelihood" and "security".

No matter how loudly the LKP group including Hwang may cry out for "people's livelihood" and "security", they can never cover up their sordid nature as the fascist party, the group of sycophantic traitors and confrontational maniacs and hotbed of evils.

It will be hard to realize new politics and new life wished by the south Koreans nor will it be possible to expect improvement in the north-south relations and peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula with the cancer-like entity and group of traitors like LKP left intact.

However hard the traitorous party may try to find a way-out by citing "people's livelihood" and "security", they are destined to meet ruin, in the face of the fierce resistance and severe punishment by the people, the indictment concluded. -0-


DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Criticizes Some Forces for Making Issue of Its Routine and Self-Defensive Military Drill

Pyongyang, May 8 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on May 8 with regard to the fact that some forces are making an issue of the DPRK's recent military drill.

As has already been reported, a strike drill was conducted in the East Sea of Korea on May 4, the purpose of which was to check the operating ability of large-caliber long-range multiple rocket launchers and tactical guided weapons, the accuracy in mission fulfilment and the combat performance of military equipment of the defense units in the frontline area and on the eastern front and, on this occasion, to further galvanize the entire army into the movement for becoming crack shots and make thorough preparations for combat mobilization at all times.

The drill once again confirmed the rapid reaction capability of those defense units in the frontline area and on the eastern front that are fully prepared to go immediately into combat under any orders and at any moment.
Some forces, however, are making spiteful remarks on this routine and self-defensive military drill conducted by the DPRK.

There are some countries that have become totally mute so far on the proactive measures of crucial and strategically decisive nature taken by the DPRK for peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and on the maximum patience demonstrated by the DPRK concerning the impasse created in the course of implementing the June 12 DPRK-U.S. Joint Statement because of the absence of due corresponding response to the said measures. These countries are now impertinently making spiteful remarks on our recent military drill of regular and self-defensive character.

The recent drill conducted by our army is nothing more than part of the regular military training, and it has neither targeted anyone nor led to an aggravation of situation in the region.
Any country carries on military drills for national defense and this kind of very normal drill is obviously different from the war exercises waged by some countries against other sovereign states.

In last March and April alone, the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercise "Dong Maeng (Alliance) 19-1" and joint aerial military drill were conducted in south Korea, and war drill plans aiming at us continue to be worked out even at this very moment. For unknown reasons, however, there is only dead silence on these provocative military drills and war exercises.

Only our regular and self-defensive military drill is branded as provocative, and this is an undisguised manifestation of the attempt to press the gradual disarmament of our state and finally invade us.
We think this is very much unpleasant and regrettable, and we sound a note of warning.

Those forces would be well-advised that if they attempt to deny our sovereignty and self-defensive right by making baseless allegations against us at anyone's instigation, it might produce a result of driving us to the direction which neither we nor they want to see at all.
We will watch the future words and deeds of those forces. -0-


Answer by First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of DPRK

Pyongyang, April 20 (KCNA) -- Choe Son Hui, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA on April 20, in the light of the fact that John Bolton, national security adviser of the White House, gave himself airs with his own remarks on the 3rd round of DPRK-U.S. summit:

Bolton, national security adviser of the White House, in an interview with Bloomberg on April 17, showed above himself by saying such a nonsense that the U.S. needs to see a real indication from north Korea that it has made a strategic decision of giving up its nuclear weapons before the 3rd DPRK-U.S. summit and that it should be ready to discuss what President Trump talked on a "Big Deal".

As it was before, we have never expected that adviser Bolton would ever make a reasonable remark. For all that, if he is a White House national security adviser, he should at least have understood about what kinds of substantive communications are made between the top leaders concerning the 3rd round of summit before he had ever opened his mouth.

But Bolton's remarks make me wonder whether they sprang out of incomprehension of the intentions of the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. or whether he was just trying to talk with a certain sense of humor for his part, with its own deviation. All things considered, his word has no charm in it and he looks dim-sighted to me.

In this remark of Bolton, I can hardly find the tact and logic of the American style so common in American lingo.
I warn you that it would do yourself no good if you continue to throw away such remarks devoid of discretion and reason. -0-


Japan Urged to Pay for Its Crime-woven Past

Pyongyang, March 1 (KCNA) -- The Korean Committee on Measures for the Sexual Slavery for Japanese Army and Drafting Victims released a statement Friday, the 100th anniversary of the March First Popular Uprising.

The statement read:
On March 1, 1919 the Korean people's grudge and anger at the Japanese imperialists' outrageous colonial rule over Korea finally exploded into a nation-wide anti-Japanese resistance.

Stunned by the anti-Japanese struggle of the Korean people, the Japanese imperialists hurled all their repressive forces including its army and policemen into indiscriminately massacring the demonstrators, killing more than 7 500, wounding over 15 900 and arresting and imprisoning at least 46 900 in a matter of three months.

The murderers killed a 7 year-old boy by tearing his mouth with a dagger for the mere reason that he "hurrahed for independence of Korea." They even skinned the head of a 16 year-old girl and dismembered her to death for the reason that she stood in the van of the peaceful demonstration. The shuddering mass murder was just like madness of brutes and rampage of cannibals.

The blood shed by the innocent Koreans permeated deep into this land and it seems that their grudge and angry shouts are still swirling around there.
Not only that grudge but also the pain suffered by the Korean nation every day over 40 odd years due to the evil deeds committed by the Japanese imperialists in a bid to wipe Korea and the Korean nation off the face of the earth can neither be forgotten nor be healed easily, no matter that there was expiation for the sins.

Nevertheless, Japan is still rubbing salt into the wound of the victims, twisting the justice of history and committing all sorts of evil deeds little short of the past crimes, far from honestly reflecting on the crime-woven past and paying for it.
It is as clear as noonday that Japan is harboring a wild dream for reinvasion as it has not admitted its past crimes nor reflected on them and nor compensated for them.

Unshakable is the stand and will of the DPRK over the issue of Japan's atonement for the crime-woven past.
No matter how much water may flow under the bridge, Japan can never gloss over that issue if it fails to make a sincere apology and reparation for the damage and pain it inflicted upon the Korean nation in the past.
The Korean nation will surely force Japan to atone for the century-old crimes recorded in history and to pay for the blood shed by the Koreans. -0-


Appeal to Koreans Adopted at DPRK Joint Conference

Pyongyang, January 24 (KCNA) -- An appeal to all Koreans was adopted at the joint conference of the government, political parties and organizations of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea held here on Wednesday.

The appeal said that the historic New Year Address made by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un is a bright path and signpost of victory for making greater advance in developing the inter-Korean relations and achieving peace and prosperity and accomplishing the cause of national reunification this year by the concerted efforts of the Korean nation.

The government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK called in the appeal, reflecting all Koreans' unanimous demand and will to continue to make the proud history for national reconciliation and unity, peace and prosperity as follows:

1. Let all the fellow countrymen hold high the slogan "Let us usher in a heyday of peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean peninsula by thoroughly implementing the historic north-south declarations!"

Let the north and the south value the historic declarations made by them before the nation and consistently accelerate their implementation!
Let the Koreans at home and abroad turn out as one in the patriotic movement for reunification to implement the north-south declarations with one mind wherever they live!

2. Let us eradicate military hostility between the north and the south and make the Korean Peninsula a durable and lasting peace zone!

Let the whole Korean nation uproot the source of the military hostility on the Korean Peninsula and turn the three thousand-ri land of Korea into the true home, which is the most peaceful in the world and will prosper forever, in firm unity under the banner of peace against war!

3. Let us comprehensively expand and develop cooperation and exchange between the north and the south!

Let the north and the south further accelerate cooperation and exchange between the north and the south that started the first step, deepen understanding and trust with each other and in this course, positively propel national reconciliation and unity!
Let us heighten vigilance against the cunning moves of outsiders to create mistrust and bad blood between the north and the south and resolutely smash the sinister attempt to subordinate inter-Korean relations to their tastes and interests!

4. Let us make a proposal for peaceful reunification based on a nationwide agreement and make sincere efforts to realize it!

It is necessary to pool their wisdom and efforts to make a nationwide proposal for reunification in line with the will and demand of the nation on a basis of recognizing ideologies and systems existing in the north and the south and allowing them.

Let all of us further accelerate the nationwide advance for implementing the north-south declarations with the conviction in certain victory and courage and thus glorify this year as a historic one when another radical change is brought about in the development of inter-Korean relations and accomplishment of the cause of national reunification! -0-


Joint Conference of DPRK Government, Political Parties and Organizations Held

Pyongyang, January 24 (KCNA) -- A joint conference of the government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK took place at the People's Palace of Culture on Wednesday.

Present there were Yang Hyong Sop, Kim Yong Chol and Ro Tu Chol, the chairman of a friendly party, officials of public organizations, members of the North Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration, the north headquarters of the Pan-National Alliance for Korea's Reunification and the Pan-National Alliance of Youth and Students for Korea's Reunification and the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation and representatives of the government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK.

The conference discussed the tasks of the government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK for carrying through the tasks for national reunification set forth by respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong Un in his historic New Year Address.

Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, made a report to be followed by speeches.
The reporter and speakers stressed that the principled stand and proposal for developing the north-south relations and ensuring a lasting and durable peace of the Korean peninsula and the ways for realizing them set forth by Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address are the highly important guidelines which reflect most correctly the aspirations and desires of Koreans and the requirement of the times.

They said that dramatic events unprecedented in the history of national division were brought about by Kim Jong Un's bold decision, calling for turning out as one in the struggle to carry through the north-south declarations with the last year's precious successes as a springboard and making a greater progress in accomplishing the cause of national reunification.

They called on all the Koreans in the north, the south and abroad to respond to the patriotic appeal of Kim Jong Un with nationwide advance to thoroughly implement the north-south declarations and thus glorify this year as a historic one in which another epoch-making turn is brought about in the journey for the development of north-south relations and peace and prosperity.

An appeal to all the Koreans was adopted at the joint conference. -0-

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Appeal to Koreans Adopted at DPRK Joint Conference

Pyongyang, January 24 (KCNA) -- An appeal to all Koreans was adopted at the joint conference of the government, political parties and organizations of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea held here on Wednesday.

The appeal said that the historic New Year Address made by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un is a bright path and signpost of victory for making greater advance in developing the inter-Korean relations and achieving peace and prosperity and accomplishing the cause of national reunification this year by the concerted efforts of the Korean nation.

The government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK called in the appeal, reflecting all Koreans' unanimous demand and will to continue to make the proud history for national reconciliation and unity, peace and prosperity as follows:

1. Let all the fellow countrymen hold high the slogan "Let us usher in a heyday of peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean peninsula by thoroughly implementing the historic north-south declarations!"

Let the north and the south value the historic declarations made by them before the nation and consistently accelerate their implementation!
Let the Koreans at home and abroad turn out as one in the patriotic movement for reunification to implement the north-south declarations with one mind wherever they live!

2. Let us eradicate military hostility between the north and the south and make the Korean Peninsula a durable and lasting peace zone!

Let the whole Korean nation uproot the source of the military hostility on the Korean Peninsula and turn the three thousand-ri land of Korea into the true home, which is the most peaceful in the world and will prosper forever, in firm unity under the banner of peace against war!

3. Let us comprehensively expand and develop cooperation and exchange between the north and the south!

Let the north and the south further accelerate cooperation and exchange between the north and the south that started the first step, deepen understanding and trust with each other and in this course, positively propel national reconciliation and unity!
Let us heighten vigilance against the cunning moves of outsiders to create mistrust and bad blood between the north and the south and resolutely smash the sinister attempt to subordinate inter-Korean relations to their tastes and interests!

4. Let us make a proposal for peaceful reunification based on a nationwide agreement and make sincere efforts to realize it!

It is necessary to pool their wisdom and efforts to make a nationwide proposal for reunification in line with the will and demand of the nation on a basis of recognizing ideologies and systems existing in the north and the south and allowing them.

Let all of us further accelerate the nationwide advance for implementing the north-south declarations with the conviction in certain victory and courage and thus glorify this year as a historic one when another radical change is brought about in the development of inter-Korean relations and accomplishment of the cause of national reunification! -0-