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Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Elected General Secretary of WPK

Pyongyang, January 11 (KCNA) -- A resolution of the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) "On Election of General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea" was released on January 10.
The resolution is as follows:

The general secretary of the WPK is the head of the Party who represents and leads the whole Party.
For the revolutionary Party, the head of the Party is the top brain of the revolution embodying the organizational intention of the whole Party and the center of the leadership and the unity.

To correctly elect the head of the Party comes to be a more important and vital requirement in the period of carrying forward the revolutionary cause and in the period of its fresh development.
The head of the Party vested with the most responsible and important mission by the times and the revolution should possess prominent qualities and capabilities for wisely leading the whole Party.

The current Congress fully supported and approved of the courteous proposal for holding Comrade Kim Jong Un in high esteem as the general secretary of the WPK.
Comrade Kim Jong Un is the outstanding leader of the Juche revolution and the great symbol and representative of our dignified state and people, who has performed the greatest achievements for the Party and the revolution, the country and the people with his gifted ideological and theoretical wisdom, extraordinary leadership and noble traits.

Comrade Kim Jong Un readjusted the leadership and fighting efficiency of the Party in a detailed and all-round way, as required by the idea of building the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party and the developing revolution, and successfully enforced the people-first politics, thus having developed our Party into the powerful general political staff of the revolution, steel-strong elite vanguard ranks and genuine mother party both in name and reality.

Comrade Kim Jong Un has put the overall national power and position of our Republic on the highest level with his outstanding and experienced leadership in a short period of history, the greatest exploit to be most specially recorded in the history of the nation.

Under the wise leadership of Comrade Kim Jong Un, the great action programmes and strategic and tactical guidelines for the revolution and construction in our era have been fully provided, the single-minded unity - the greatest national power of Juche Korea - consolidated in every way, the ranks of successors to the revolution firmly prepared and the popular nature of our state and social system made stronger.

Comrade Kim Jong Un tremendously strengthened the armed forces of the Republic into invincible revolutionary army of the Party and elite powerful army with his Juche-oriented military idea and superb leadership over the army and turned the country into a world military power by successfully accomplishing the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force.

Comrade Kim Jong Un firmly guaranteed the security and future of the country and the people by strengthening the powerful physical means for self-defense so that no aggression forces can ever provoke our national defense capability. This feat becomes the peerlessly patriotic one to be lauded by the nation generation after generation.

Comrade Kim Jong Un wisely led the struggle for readjusting and reinforcing the overall economy of the country and putting the national economy on a self-supporting and modern basis, built a lot of monumental edifices in the country, which are products of spirit of self-reliance and self-development, and thus opened up the era of great leap and innovation in all fields of the revolution and construction.

Thanks to the devoted efforts made by Comrade Kim Jong Un who made ceaseless journey of selfless dedication to the people, while regarding the hardships and creation for the people as the greatest pleasure and worth of making the revolution, the most advantageous policies for the promotion of the people's wellbeing and their life and security have been restored and wonderlands for the people to be proud of in the world mushroomed across the country.

Comrade Kim Jong Un, shouldering upon himself the heavy burden of the revolution, accomplished the undying feats before the country and nation. Yet, he, counted all the successes to the credit of people and put forward them as the great people and thankful people. He is the benevolent father of the people and great sage of the revolution followed by all our people with sincerity.

Comrade Kim Jong Un is defending independence, justice and peace with his outstanding diplomatic strategy and proficient external activities and steering the trend of the world politics to be favorable for our revolution.

It is the solemn demand of the times and history, the general will of all the Party members and the unanimous desire of our people to invariably hold in high esteem Comrade Kim Jong Un, the one and only heir to and leader of the Juche revolution and symbol of the mightiness of our state and banner of all victories and glory, as the head of the WPK.

The 8th Congress of the WPK decides to elect Comrade Kim Jong Un as general secretary of the WPK in reflection of the unanimous will and wish of all the delegates, all the Party members, other people across the country and servicepersons of the People's Army for the sake of the development of the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Party and fresh victorious advance of the revolutionary cause of Juche.

All the Party organizations and members, other people and servicepersons of the People's Army have to make a vigorous advance towards the implementation of decisions adopted at the 8th Party Congress and the new victory in the building of the powerful socialist country under the leadership of Comrade General Secretary, keeping deep in mind the great pride and honor of holding in high esteem Comrade Kim Jong Un, the outstanding leader of the Juche revolution, as the general secretary of our great Party. -0-


Enlarged Meeting of 21st Political Bureau of 7th Central Committee of WPK Held

Pyongyang, November 30 (KCNA) -- The enlarged meeting of the 21st Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) was held at the office building of the Party Central Committee on November 29.

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, was present at the meeting.

Present there were members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, and members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.
Present there as observers were leading officials of major departments of the Party Central Committee, members of the Party Congress preparatory committee and other relevant personnel.

Supreme Leader of the Party, state and armed forces Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting upon authorization of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.

The meeting discussed and studied as key agenda items the issue of hearing a report on the preparations for the 8th Congress of the WPK and taking corresponding measures, the issue of reorganizing a relevant department mechanism of the Party Central Committee to strengthen the field of the Party ideological work, to more thoroughly establish the Party's leadership system in relevant institutions and to intensify policy guidance and Party guidance over them and important issues of improving the Party guidance over economic work and carrying out immediate economic tasks. Then decisions were made on them.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK heard a report from the Party Congress preparatory committee on the preparations for the 8th Congress of the WPK including the summing up of the work of guidance institutions of Party organizations at all levels and elections, convention of Party meetings to elect delegates to the Party Congress, preparations of documents for the Party Congress, and preparations for political and cultural celebrations before and after the Party Congress. The Political Bureau referred to a series of deviations and major duties of the Congress preparatory committee and indicated the orientation for the issues brought up by the Congress preparatory committee.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK examined relevant issues for improving and strengthening the field of the Party ideological work as required by the developing revolution and approved on the organization mechanism issue.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK harshly criticized the economic guidance organs for failing to provide scientific guidance to fields under their charge under the subjective and objective environment and the prevailing conditions, and for failing to overcome subjectivism and formalism in their work. It stressed the need to put the operation and command for carrying out the Party's economic policies on a scientific basis and display great dedication and responsibility.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK discussed measures for important issues of carrying out immediate economic tasks for this year and adopted key decisions with unanimous approval. -0-


Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Sends Reply Message to Xi Jinping

Pyongyang, October 20 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), sent a reply message to Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), on October 19.
Kim Jong Un in his message extended heartfelt thanks to the general secretary on behalf of the WPK and all the Korean people and on his own behalf for sending warm congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK.

He said that the hearty congratulations from the general secretary and the party and people of China added to the joy of the members of the WPK and the Korean people who greeted the significant Party founding day, and are positively encouraging them to the struggle towards the 8th Congress of the Party.

He noted that the lives and safety of the peoples are being reliably defended and the socialist construction being vigorously pushed ahead with in the DPRK and China despite the complicated international situation and serious world public health crisis thanks to the firm guidance of the WPK and the CPC which regard the people as the dearest.

He said that he would make positive efforts together with the general secretary to further consolidate and develop the traditional DPRK-China friendly relations, which have entered a fresh and vigorous stage as required by the era, and dynamically advance socialism, the core of the DPRK-China friendship,.

He expressed the conviction that the Chinese people would win a fresh victory in their struggle for comprehensively building a modernized socialist state under the leadership of the CPC with the general secretary as its core.
He sincerely wished the general secretary good health and bigger success in his responsible work. -0-


S. Korean Authorities Warned against Intrusion

Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency issued the following report to warn the south Korean authorities on September 27:
In connection with the occurrence of an awful case which should not have happened in the present phase of the inter-Korean relations, we investigated it and notified the south side about its detailed account on September 25.

We also took more necessary security measures in order to make sure that no more incident spoiling the relations of trust and respect between the north and the south would happen in any case, true to the intention of our Supreme Leadership.

We are about to organize a search operation in the southwestern waters and the western seashore. We even consider the procedures and ways of handing over any tide-brought corpse to the south side conventionally in case we find it during the operation.

However, according to a report by the western fleet of our navy, the south side has mobilized many vessels including warships to an action presumed to be a search operation and let them intrude into our territorial waters since September 25. It arouses our due vigilance as it may lead to another awful incident.

We don't care whether the south side conducts any kind of search operation in its territorial waters or not.
But we can never overlook any intrusion into our territorial waters and we seriously warn the south side against it.

We urge the south side to immediately halt the intrusion across the military demarcation line in the west sea that may lead to escalation of tensions. -0-


17th Enlarged Meeting of Political Bureau and 5th Meeting
of Executive Policy Council of 7th Central Committee of WPK Held

Pyongyang, August 26 (KCNA) -- The 17th enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and the 5th Meeting of the Executive Policy Council of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK took place at the office building of the Central Committee of the WPK on August 25.

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, was present at the meetings.

Attending the meetings were members and alternate members of the Political Bureau including members of the Executive Policy Council of the Central Committee of the WPK.
Present there as observers were leading officials of departments of the WPK Central Committee and members of relevant fields.

Supreme Leader of the Party, the state and the armed forces Kim Jong Un presided over the 17th enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK.

The meeting discussed in depth the relevant issues of examining the state emergency anti-epidemic posture to cope with the world public health crisis and further intensifying the anti-epidemic work.

The meeting seriously assessed some defects in the state emergency anti-epidemic work for checking the inroads of the malignant virus, and studied measures to overcome the defects urgently.

The meeting stressed the need to imbue officials of the Party, public security and defense organs at all levels once again with the idea of the Party Central Committee on taking intense anti-epidemic measures and to thoroughly maintain perfect anti-epidemic posture.

Citing facts about some shortcomings in state emergency anti-epidemic work, the Supreme Leader underlined the need to take active measures involving the entire Party and society for completing and maintaining the anti-epidemic posture and eliminating some defects.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK made relevant decisions on agenda items brought up for discussion.
The meeting put an emphasis on the discussion of the issues of taking thorough state emergency measures on preventing the damage with strong typhoon expected to affect the overall area of the DPRK including South Hwanghae, South Phyongan and North Phyongan Provinces between August 26 and 27.

Kim Jong Un set forth tasks for the Party organizations, people's power organs and public security organs at all levels, saying that to thoroughly prevent the casualties by typhoon and minimize the damage to the crops is an important work which can never be neglected even a moment for our Party bearing the responsibility for the destiny of the people and also a crucial one deciding whether we would successfully wrap up this year's farming or not.

He stressed the need to conduct information activities among officials, Party members and other working people in an intensive way to awaken them to the importance of the work for preventing the damage by typhoon and the method for countering crisis, and called upon all the fields of national economy to take instant measures to prevent the damage from the typhoon.

The meeting decided to map out and issue the written directive of the Central Committee of the Party on thoroughly implementing the instructions given by Kim Jong Un.

There took place a meeting of the Executive Policy Council following the enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee. The meeting studied and discussed practical issues arising in implementing the decision of the 6th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK on convening the 8th Congress of the WPK.

The meeting organized the preparatory committee for the successful 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea and decided on the work system and the assignment of work for the panels and groups.
The relevant decision of the Executive Policy Council of the Party Central Committee was adopted with full approval. -0-


Meeting of Executive Policy Council of WPK Central Committee Held

Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- The Fourth Meeting of the Executive Policy Council of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) took place at the office building of the Central Committee of the WPK on August 5.

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, was present at the meeting.

Attending the meeting were Pak Pong Ju, Ri Pyong Chol, Ri Il Hwan, Choe Hwi, Kim Tok Hun, Pak Thae Song, Kim Yong Chol, Kim Hyong Jun, vice-chairmen of the WPK Central Committee who are members of the Executive Policy Council of the WPK Central Committee, and other officials of major departments of the Party Central Committee.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting.
The meeting of the Executive Policy Council examined and discussed the issue of organizing a new department within the Central Committee of the Party and studied and discussed the ways to radically improve the personnel affairs system of the Party.
The meeting also appraised the work of cadres in major offices of the government and discussed relevant measures.

Then the meeting heard a report on the anti-epidemic work and the situation in Kaesong City that is completely locked down under the state's maximum emergency system, discussed and decided on the Party Central Committee's special supply of food and funds to the city to stabilize the living of its citizens, and instructed relevant field to take immediate measures in this regard.

In addition, the Executive Policy Council of the Central Committee of the Party discussed the practical affairs arising in the internal work of the Party and approved their execution.

Making conclusions on the matters discussed at the meeting, Kim Jong Un called upon the members of the Executive Policy Council to decisively improve the works of the fields in their charge by displaying high sense of responsibility and devotion, and organize and do every work in a revolutionary way as required by the idea and policy of the Central Committee of the Party by maintaining the correct orientation and the pivot in their works for faithfully implementing the decision of the Central Committee of the Party and by scrupulously organizing the work to do so. -0-


Press Statement by Kim Yo Jong, First Vice Department Director of Central Committee of Workers' Party of Korea

Pyongyang, July 10 (KCNA) -- Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, released the following press statement on Friday:

During these days, I have been hearing through the news media a spate of strange signal being transmitted by the Americans with regard to the DPRK.
It was good enough for me to kill breakfast time by watching the TV news about the changes of the Americans' mind-set who went the length of indicating signals of the possibility of the DPRK-U.S. summit talks.

It is still my personal opinion, however, I doubt that things like the DPRK-U.S. summit talks would happen this year.
But I'm still questioning it.
That's because a surprise thing may still happen, depending upon the judgement and decision between the two top leaders.

What is clear, though, is that if the DPRK-U.S. summit talks is needed as someone says it would be needed by the U.S. side, but there should be a telling on the part of the DPRK to fathom it over the fact that it is unpractical and does not serve us at all.

Let me assume that the DPRK-U.S. summit talks does occur. The thing is that, in this case, the U.S. would have a sigh of relief by means of dialogue alone with our leadership, buying time to be assured by the personal relations between the top leaders again. But, we have nothing to gain from a negotiation with the U.S., and we do not even harbour any expectation about it.

Serious contradiction and unsolvable discord exist between the DPRK and the U.S. Under such circumstances, I am of the view that the DPRK-U.S. summit talks is not needed this year and beyond, and for our part, it is not beneficial to us unless the U.S. shows decisive change in its stand.
Moreover, I think that we should not accept an offer of the summit talks this year, no matter how badly the U.S. wants it, far from talking about its possibility.

Three reasons behind can be summarized as follows. First, the summit talks, if needed, they will only be needed for the U.S. and they will be unprofitable to us. Second, we will only end up losing time again even though we sit across with the U.S. which does not even have the courage to dare a new challenge, and it would only entail a risk of impairing the special relations that have been maintained between the top leaders. Third, it should not be accepted because it was foretold by Bolton who is a human scum.

What the U.S. actually needs right now is not a summit talks nor its result. Its purpose is to buy time by calming us down and tying us down so as to prevent political disasters in the relations with the DPRK while taking advantage of the friendly relations between the top leaders.
And assuming that we hold the summit talks now, it is too obvious that it will only be used as boring boasting coming from someone's pride.

The U.S. may still worry about receiving a Christmas gift on the eve of the presidential elections, which it hasn't received so far.
I consider that it totally depends on how the U.S. behaves itself whether or not it will bump into such a troublesome problem and undergo the pain and suffering.
If it spits out ill-disposed words here and there whenever they feel like doing so from boredom and only clings to useless things such as economic pressure or military threats towards us, we will have to wait and see what happens.

I don't have any information about such actions, but, to me, it is evident that our leadership will not remain an idle onlooker of various kinds of dangerous and threatening speeches and behaviours of the U.S. towards us.
However, when we are faced with the fact that nothing had happened which the U.S. extremely dreads like now, it makes me think that the unique friendly relations between our Comrade Chairman and the U.S. President are greatly paying off.

If the U.S. carelessly embarks, out of anxiety and fret, on a dangerous action at this time that will invoke our strong reaction, it is evident that it will be tantamount to waking up a sleeping tiger and that the results won't be interesting.

We should have a proper insight into the ulterior motive of the U.S. behind knocking the tables of the working-level negotiations and summit talks these days.
The U.S. only wishes to buy time, keeping the door open to dialogue and calming us down.

I also have the feeling that the U.S. may have a dark design to return to at least something like the Hanoi negotiation conditions.
At this point of time, when we look back on the early 2019, the U.S., had the possibility to first disable our nuclear mainstay and mess up our long-term nuclear programme by putting on airs of partially lifting sanctions.

It was a time when we were making a great venture at all risks to break the chains of sanctions and promote our people's livelihood at the earliest time possible, despite the fact that the bargaining terms were not in our favour.

When the DPRK-U.S. summit talks was held in Panmunjom on June 30, 2019, Comrade Chairman defined his clear position to the U.S. President, who preached north Korea's bright economic prospects and economic aid and asked for further denuclearisation measures as a prerequisite, that we shall never barter our system, the safety and future of our people for the likes of lifting of sanctions of no guarantee in the hope for the glamourous transformation and the realisation of our dreams of rapid economic prosperity. He also made it clear that the sufferings imposed upon us by the U.S. have now turned into the hatred for the U.S., and this hatred would drive us to break through the blockade of persistent sanctions led by the U.S. and to live our own way by our own efforts.

From that time on, we completely ruled out the issue of lifting sanctions from the agenda of negotiations with the U.S.
I believe that the previous theme of the DPRK-U.S. negotiations, that is, "denuclearization measures versus lifting of sanctions" should be changed into a formula of "withdrawal of hostility versus resumption of DPRK-U.S. negotiations".

We are fully capable of living under any sanctions, so there is no reason for us to be driven by the U.S.
I hope that the U.S., at this moment in time, does not harbour such a pipedream as trying to restrike a bargain which was put on the negotiations table at the Hanoi summit talks, which entails the partial lifting of sanctions versus the permanent dismantlement of large-scale nuclear facilities like the ones in Nyongbyon, the central nerve of our nuclear development.

The personal feelings of Comrade Chairman towards President Trump is undoubtedly good and solid, but our government should not adjust its tactics on the U.S. and our nuclear programme depending upon the relations with the U.S. President.

We have to deal with President Trump and the succeeding U.S. administration, and the U.S. at large.
The recent remarks of the U.S. high-ranking officials alone indicate us what we should do in the future regardless of the relations with the President.

The U.S. State Department expressed the intention of dialogue, and even the President indicated the possibility of the DPRK-U.S. summit talks while repeatedly mentioning about the good relations with our Leadership. But the U.S. Defence Secretary has yet again uttered about the so-called "CVID" and didn't refrain from making hostile remarks of labelling my country as a "rogue state".

I feel reluctant to comment if such discord between the U.S. President and his subordinates is an intentional scheme or a result of the President's loose grip of power.
No matter how good the relations between the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. are, the U.S. is bound to negate and be hostile to us.

It is high time that we stay alert and allow no single mistake to be made, being only inclined to the personal relations with President Trump.
Recently, the U.S. extended by one year the Presidential Executive Orders on sanctions against the DPRK and took issue with our "human rights situation", clamouring that the "human rights issue" must be "settled" prior to the improved relations between the DPRK and the U.S. It even went further to re-list our country as the "worst state of human trafficking" and "sponsor of terrorism". Such targeted provocations in each and every case alone demonstrate that the U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK cannot be withdrawn under any circumstances.

Even if the U.S. tides itself over the current "crisis" of presidential election, we have to anticipate its endless hostile actions against the DPRK, now that the inveterate negation of the U.S. towards the DPRK has become "endemic". I think that we should put more efforts to strengthen our capability to cope with the U.S. hostilities towards the DPRK that would continue in the coming days, rather than considering the personal relations with the U.S. President.

We must develop a long-term plan to cope with and contain long-term threats coming from the U.S. and safeguard our national interests and sovereignty under such conditions. We should strengthen and steadily increase our practical capabilities.

The U.S. attempt to resume the DPRK-U.S. denuclearization negotiations is now underway being pressed by the time, and it is not an issue wanted by us or pressed by the time.

There is no need for us to sit across with the U.S. right now, who is obsessed with the thoughts on what and how it can get more from us over the negotiating table, and I think it is the issue to be decided when the major changes are made in the attitude of the U.S.

It would be easier and more favourable for the U.S. to rack its brains to make our nukes no threat to the U.S., rather than racking it to dispossess our nukes.
We do not have the slightest intention to pose a threat to the U.S. and Comrade Chairman has already made it clear to President Trump.

Everything will go smoothly if they leave us alone and make no provocation on us.
We would like to make it clear that it does not necessarily mean the denuclearization is not possible. But what we mean is that it is not possible at this point of time. I remind the U.S. that the denuclearization on the Korean peninsula can be realized only when there are major changes made on the other side, i.e. the irreversible simultaneous major steps to be taken in parallel with our actions.

I have to point out clearly that it does not mean the lifting of sanctions when we refer to major changes from the other side.
I personally did not want to write this kind of statement towards Americans, if not towards south Korea.

Last but not the least, I would like to give my impression on the celebrations for the U.S. Independence Day that I've seen on TV a few days ago.
I have got the permission from Comrade Chairman to personally obtain, for sure, the DVD of the celebrations for the Independence Day in the future, if possible.
Comrade Chairman has entrusted me with conveying his wishes to President Trump that he would certainly achieve great successes in his work. -0-


Leaflet-scattering against South Will Not Be Bound to Any Agreement and Principle

Pyongyang, June 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the United Front Department of Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea released the following statement on Saturday:
The Ministry of Unification of south Korea expressed its "regret" at our plan of scattering leaflets towards the south and clarified its stand of demanding an immediate stop to it on June 20.

It made absurd nonsense that the said plan is a clear violation of the agreement between the north and the south.
We are so fed up with south Korea that we do not want to make any response nor exchange any coarse words with it, but we can not but ask it if they do not feel ashamed.

Given their own wrongdoings, how dare they utter such words as regret and violation?
As for their impudence, no one can rival them in it and they are the top-class brazenfaced guys.
It is truly pity to see the south Korean authorities running helter-skelter.

We would like to make clear our stand.
We, clearly aware that leaflet scattering is the violation of the north-south agreement, do not have any intent to reconsider or change our plan at a time when the north-south relations have already been broken down.

Before belatedly touting violation and principle, they should have looked back on who perpetrated first and connived at acts that lighted the fuse of the north-south conflict and who deteriorated the situation to the catastrophe.

The whole world already knows about the whole story of "balloon event" which can neither be reversed nor denied.
The south Korean authorities must no longer talk about the agreement that has been already reduced to a dead document.

We would like to clarify once again that the retaliatory campaign for scattering leaflets towards the south which is being planned as wished by all the Koreans will neither be bound to any agreement and principle nor be put into any consideration.
When they are put in our shoes, the south Korean authorities will be able to understand even a bit how disgustedly we looked at them and how offending it was for us. -0-


North-South Joint Liaison Office Completely Ruined

Pyongyang, June 16 (KCNA) -- The north-south joint liaison office was completely ruined on Tuesday.

The relevant field of the DPRK put into practice the measure of completely destroying the north-south joint liaison office in the Kaesong Industrial Zone in the wake of cutting off all the communication liaison lines between the north and the south, corresponding to the mindset of the enraged people to surely force human scum and those, who have sheltered the scum, to pay dearly for their crimes.

At 14:50, the liaison office was tragically ruined with a terrific explosion. -0-


Director General of DPRK Foreign Ministry Warns U.S. against Interference in Inter-Korean Relations

Pyongyang, June 11 (KCNA) -- Kwon Jong Gun, director general of the Department of U.S. Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK, gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on Thursday over the recent obtrusive moves of the U.S. to interfere in the inter-Korean relations:

On June 9, an official concerned of the spokesmen's office of the U.S. Department of State made such useless remarks that he supports the improvement of the inter-Korean relations but was disappointed at the recent behavior of the DPRK, and urged the DPRK to return to diplomacy and cooperation, saying that the U.S. is keeping close coordination with south Korea, an ally of the U.S. This is, indeed, ridiculous.

No one is entitled to say this or that about the inter-Korean relations as the relations pertain to the internal affairs of the Korean nation from A to Z.
Disgusting is the double-dealing attitudes of the U.S. that feels uneasy over any sign of the improvement in the inter-Korean relations and pretends to get very anxious if the relations get worse.

How can the "disappointment" touted by the U.S. be compared with the extreme dismay and resentment we are feeling at the U.S. and the south Korean authorities that have repeated betrayal and provocation for the last 2 years?

It seems that the U.S. still fails to properly understand the surging resentment of our people.
If the U.S. pokes its nose into others' affairs with careless remarks, far from minding its internal affairs, at a time when its political situation is in the worst-ever confusion, it may encounter an unpleasant thing hard to deal with.

As there are not a few things to be settled between the DPRK and the U.S., there would be no need for the U.S. to face disaster for others while playing the protector of south Korea.
The U.S. had better hold its tongue and mind its internal affairs first if it doesn't want to experience horrible thing.
It would be good not only for the U.S. interests but also for the easy holding of upcoming presidential election. -0-


Chongryon, Dignified Overseas Citizens' Organization of DPRK

Pyongyang, May 22 (KCNA) -- Sixty-five years have passed after the birth of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), an overseas citizens' organization of the DPRK.
The history of Chongryon is that of brilliant victory of the Juche-based idea of President Kim Il Sung, Chairman Kim Jong Il and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un on the overseas compatriots' movement and their distinguished guidance.

The President penetrated in a scientific way into the source and essence of the issue of Korean residents in Japan and set forth the line that the overseas compatriots movement should be a national patriotic movement conducive to their homeland's revolution from the standpoint of Juche, though it is conducted in a foreign land.

Thanks to his clear-cut idea of national independence and patriotic will, Chongryon could be formed on May 25, Juche 44 (1955).

The Chairman had led the movement of Koreans in Japan to advance along the road of Juche and patriotism. He made public such famous works as "Chongryon Should Continue to Add Luster to Its Honor of Being the Pioneer in the Juche-oriented Movement of Overseas Compatriots" and "On Developing the Movement of Koreans in Japan onto a New, Higher Stage" to enrich the treasure house of the Juche-based idea and theory on the overseas compatriots' movement.

Chongryon and the movement of Koreans in Japan have made a victorious advance along the road of Juche, ushering in a new heyday of their development under the guidance of the Supreme Leader.
The Supreme Leader sent his letter "Let Us Usher in a New Golden Age of the Movement of Koreans in Japan True to the Intention of the Great Comrade Kim Jong Il" to Chongryon and the Koreans in Japan on the occasion of its 60th anniversary. In the letter he indicated the path to be followed by Chongryon and the movement of Koreans in Japan and their strategic goal in the new century of Juche.

His benevolent care serves as a powerful force propelling the steady progress of the movement of Koreans in Japan and as a nutriment inciting patriotism, implanting deeper in the mind of the Chongryon officials and other Korean residents in Japan the truth that the socialist homeland of Juche is the great care looking after the nation's destiny and future in a responsible manner.

Chongryon is now vigorously pushing forward the movement of Koreans in Japan, as a powerful organization closely united with the great Juche idea and deeply rooted in the broad masses of compatriots.
Chongryon is pride of the DPRK as it has steadily carried forward the tradition of loyalty, single-minded unity and patriotism for many years, contributing to the national historic cause. -0-


Japanese Authorities Are Chiefly to Blame for National Discrimination

Pyongyang, March 16 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries' mean national discrimination enrages the Korean nation and the international community at a time when the international cooperation and humanitarian aid gain momentum to cope with COVID-19 that sweeps the world.

Shortly ago, when supplying masks to kindergartens and nurseries, etc. in Saitama City for preventing the spread of the epidemic, the city authorities committed such an unethical act as excluding the kindergarten of Korean school from the supply list.
Explaining its reason, they made provocative claim that "in case masks are used for inappropriate purpose, they can do nothing against it" and "the supplied masks might be resold", which hurts the dignity of Koreans in Japan.

Enraged at the claim, officials of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and Koreans in Japan staged a strong protest for three days along with bitter denunciation by the press at home and abroad and public criticism. As a result, the city authorities had to withdraw their unreasonable insistence that "the city's decision can not be reversed", and announce the supply of masks to the kindergarten.

But the mayor of the city, far from making an apology for the inhuman national discrimination, made shameless remarks that the announcement was not aimed at calming down the protest, but made by securing enough masks and increasing the objects of supply to prevent the spread of the epidemic.
The issue of mask supply is not a matter for a few sheets of mask, but the one related with the safety and dignity of Koreans in Japan.

All facts clearly prove that the Japanese authorities' policy of national discrimination has deeply permeated the local self-governing bodies and the whole Japanese society is being infected with the "virus" of reactionary ultra-nationalism, national chauvinism and hatred of Koreans.
The Japanese reactionaries have reduced the whole of the island country to a theatre of excluding Koreans, regarding the DPRK and Chongryon, a dignified overseas Koreans' organization, as a thorn in their flesh.

In particular, Abe and his group, who set anti-DPRK and anti-Chongryon orientation as one of government policies, are hell-bent on stamping out the Chongryon by applying extremely vicious means that bring any preceding regimes to shame, and even do not hesitate to victimize Korean pupils and children.
It is a legal duty and historic responsibility of the Japanese authorities to protect the safety, rights and interests of Korean residents in Japan, victims of the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule over Korea and their descendents.

This being a hard fact, the Japanese authorities have been engrossed in such heinous practices as to suspend subsidizing Korean schools and exclude Korean schools and kindergartens from the tuition-free program for senior high schools and program for free education and upbringing of children.

The anti-DPRK and anti-Chongryon tendency prevalent in the Japanese society, witnessed by day-to-day blackmail, slander and gangsterism against Koreans in Japan, is a dangerous social epidemic caused by the present regime's hostile policy towards the DPRK and its policy of discrimination against the Korean nation.

The Japanese authorities are chiefly to blame for the exclusion of kindergarten from the supply of masks.
They should make an apology to all the Koreans in Japan for the reckless act, not laying the blame at local self-governing bodies. -0-


Reckless Remarks of U.S. Assistant Secretary of State under Fire

Pyongyang, December 21 (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 December 21 with regard to the United States' act of having taken issue over the DPRK's "human rights":

At an interview with VOA on December 19, Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of the U.S. State Department made reckless remarks against the DPRK that the U.S. remains concerned over "human rights situation" in the DPRK and it should "engage to try to get a human rights violator like north Korea to change its behavior," etc.

It is a revelation of the inveterate repugnancy towards our system and a grave political provocation against our state that the U.S. does confront us head-on, taking up the issue of human rights, not satisfied in railroading an anti-DPRK "human rights resolution" at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Such malicious words which came at this time when the DPRK-U.S. relations are reaching a highly delicate point will only produce a result of further aggravating the already tense situation on the Korean peninsula, like pouring oil over burning fire.

The U.S., a cesspit of all sorts of human rights violations including murder, rape, racial discrimination, maltreatment of immigrants, can neither be justified in poking its nose into other's internal affairs, nor is entitled to do it.

Our country is a people-centered socialist state where the entire people fully enjoy genuine freedom and rights, being the masters of the country.
Human rights are the state rights and the sovereign rights of country and nation.
If the U.S. dares to impair our system by taking issue over "human rights issue", it will be made to pay dearly for such an act.

The Assistant Secretary of the U.S. State Department would be well advised to watch his mouth. A cat is never scared off by a squeaky mouse.
We will further consolidate and develop the most superior socialist system of our own style which legally and practically guarantees the human rights of the people. -0-


Use of Armed Forces Is Not Privilege of U.S. Only: Chief of General Staff of Korean People's Army

Pyongyang, December 4 (KCNA) -- Pak Jong Chon, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, released the following statement on Wednesday:
I heard that the U.S. president made undesirable remarks about the DPRK on Dec. 3 during the NATO summit in Britain.
The Supreme Commander of our armed forces was also displeased to hear it.

The DPRK and the U.S. are still technically at war and the state of truce can turn into an all-out armed conflict any moment even by any accidental case.
Recently the armed forces of the U.S. have shown unusual military moves targeting the DPRK, and we are analyzing the effects those military actions can have on the security of the DPRK and are getting ourselves ready to cope with them.

I think the only guarantee that deters physical conflict from flaring up in relations between the DPRK and the U.S. despite such a dangerous military stand-off is the close relations between the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S.

But recently the U.S. president said that he may use armed forces in clear reference to the DPRK, even though he attached preconditions. This greatly disappointed me. Such elated spirit and bluffing may greatly get on the nerve of the dialogue partner even at the slightest slip.

One thing I would like to make clear is that the use of armed forces is not the privilege of the U.S. only.
Anyone can guess with what action the DPRK will answer if the U.S. undertakes military actions against the DPRK.

I clearly state here that if the U.S. uses any armed forces against the DPRK, we will also take prompt corresponding actions at any level.
The use of armed forces against the DPRK will be a horrible thing for the U.S. -0-


DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Denounces Anti-DPRK "Human Rights Resolution"

Pyongyang, November 17 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea issued the following statement on Nov. 17:
On November 14, an anti-DPRK "human rights resolution" was railroaded at a meeting of the Third Committee of the 74th UN General Assembly.
We bitterly denounce it as a politically-motivated reckless provocation made by the hostile forces to take clear aim at the DPRK and destroy its system by brigandish means.

The adoption of the "resolution" under the signboard of the UN fully reveals that the UN was reduced into a marionette controlled by the U.S.
As seen in history, it is the stereotyped method of the imperialists to cook up "human rights" issue for the regime change in the countries that disobey them and to use it as an excuse for aggression.

What is more serious is that the "resolution" was railroaded at a time when trumpeting about "human rights" is being heard among political circles in Washington and human scum who abandoned even their native places and families frequent the White House. This clearly proves that the United States stands behind the anti-DPRK "human rights" racket.

Now that some days ago the U.S. expressed its will to adjust the joint military exercise with south Korea, we, for our part, have made painful efforts to appreciate it as part of positive attempt to ease tensions and make the most of chance for dialogue in consideration of the DPRK, its dialogue partner.
But, the railroaded "resolution" made us confirm once again that the U.S. stills dreams a foolish dream of collapsing our system.

We approach with vigilance the fact that the U.S. has made another political provocation getting on our nerves at this crucial time when the DPRK-U.S. relations are put into delicate moment.
The reality proves that the U.S., obsessed with the inveterate repugnancy towards our idea and system, is still wedded to the hostile policy to isolate and stifle the DPRK.
In particular, the U.S. dreams of bringing down our system when the DPRK-U.S. dialogue is on a high agenda, which shows that the U.S. has no intention to sincerely work with us towards the settlement of issues.

Therefore, we have no willingness to meet such dialogue partner.
Worse still, it is not necessary to sit at the table with the U.S. which tries to bring the dignified DPRK to the so-called International Criminal Court.
Explicitly speaking, even if the DPRK-U.S. dialogue is held in the future, the nuclear issue would never be put under discussion before the withdrawal of the U.S. hostile policy would be put on the agenda for the sake of improved relations with the DPRK. -0-


Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry Brands Country Reports on Terrorism as Grave Politically-Motivated Provocation

Pyongyang, November 5 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on November 5 with regard to the fact that shortly ago, the U.S. Department of State found fault with the DPRK in the "country reports on terrorism for 2018":

The U.S. Department of State took issue with the DPRK again in the "country reports on terrorism for 2018" issued on November 1.
This proves once again that the U.S. preoccupied with inveterate repugnancy toward the DPRK is invariably seeking its hostile policy towards the latter.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK condemns and fully rejects the reports as a grave politically-motivated provocation against the DPRK as they are full of all sorts of falsity and fabrication.
It is the consistent stand of the DPRK to oppose all forms of terrorism and any support for it.
It is unreasonable that the U.S., hotbed and ringleader of terrorism, is styling itself a "judge of terrorism", which is just like a guilty party filing the suit first.

The U.S. persistently tries to brand the DPRK as a "state sponsor of terrorism" at a sensitive time when the DPRK- U.S. dialogue is at a stalemate. This is an insult to and perfidy against the DPRK, dialogue partner.
The channel of the dialogue between the DPRK and the U.S. is more and more narrowing due to such attitude and stand of the U.S. -0-


Japanese Authorities' Discrimination against Korean Children in Japan under Fire

Pyongyang, October 23 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Democratic Lawyers Association of Korea on Wednesday made public a statement as regards the fact that the Japanese authorities eventually excluded kindergartens of Korean schools from the "program for free education and upbringing of children" which has been enforced from Oct. 1.

The statement said that Abe regime committed a heinous crime against humanity in which it excluded kindergartens of Korean schools from the "program for free education and upbringing of children" for the mere reason that the kindergartens of Korean schools teach Korean, not Japanese.

It went on: The Japanese reactionaries' recent atrocious act, the extension of their hostile policy towards the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), clearly shows their vicious prejudice and discrimination against Koreans in Japan.

The Democratic Lawyers Association of Korea strongly denounces the heinous discrimination by the Japanese authorities recklessly trampling down the right of the Korean children in Japan to study and their valuable dream, as a grave provocation against the DPRK and Chongryon and an open challenge to international law.
If the Japanese authorities persist in discriminating and oppressing the children of Koreans in Japan, failing to face up to the trend of the times, they will certainly meet the severe revenge of the Korean people and stern judgment by history.

The Japanese authorities should seriously reflect on their brutal and illegal state crime ruthlessly trampling down the national right and dignity of Chongryon and Koreans in Japan and leaving a scar in the minds of Korean children and unconditionally roll back their measure without delay. -0-


Statement by Advisor to Foreign Ministry of DPRK

Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- Kim Kye Gwan, advisor to the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, released the following statement on September 27:

It draws my keen interest that it is highly topical these days in the U.S. to hold another DPRK-U.S. summit.
The past DPRK-U.S. summit meetings and talks served as historic occasions for the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. to express their political will to put an end to the hostile relations between the two countries and have peace and stability settled on the Korean peninsula.

But no practical follow-up was made to implement the issues agreed upon at the summit talks, casting shadow over the possibility of future summit talks.
The DPRK has made sincere efforts to build trust and implement the DPRK-U.S. joint statement, as evidenced by the repatriation of American detainees, who committed hostile acts against the DPRK, and of GIs' remains, etc.

However, the U.S. has done nothing for implementing the joint statement. On the contrary, it resumed the joint military drills, which the U.S. president personally pledged to suspend, and has ratcheted up sanctions and pressure on the DPRK only to make the DPRK-U.S. relations degenerate.

It is hard reality that politicians in Washington are obsessed with "nuclear disarmament-first" assertion-the DPRK can get access to a bright future only when it abandons its nukes first- and with twisted view regarding that sanctions led the DPRK to dialogue. This makes me doubt whether a new breakthrough could be brought about in the DPRK-U.S. relations though another DPRK-U.S. summit talks may open.

But I came to know that President Trump is different from his predecessors in political sense and decision while watching his approach to the DPRK, so I would like to place my hope on President Trump's wise option and bold decision.
I and the DPRK Foreign Ministry will follow the future moves of the U.S. -0-


Press Statement Issued by Adviser from Korea-Europe Association

Pyongyang, August 29 (KCNA) -- Kim Son Gyong, adviser from the Korea-Europe Association released the following statement on Thursday:

The United Kingdom, France and Germany, which were recently denouncing our regular military exercises and self-defensive measures as "provocation" or "violation of resolutions" of the UN Security Council, brought the issue to the UN Security Council and released a so-called 3-state "joint statement" on August 27.
The United Kingdom, France and Germany are meddling every time with our self-defensive measures for arms modernization. These are preposterous actions which no one will ever understand.

The UNSC "resolutions" targeting the DPRK - which these countries employ as a yardstick for denouncing the DPRK - are no less than illegal and inhumane documents that prove to flagrantly violate the UN Charter and other universally recognized international laws and trample the rights to self-defense and survival of the sovereign state, and accordingly, we have never acknowledged them.

The DPRK harbors a bitter historical lesson whereby the whole of country had been subjected to the beasts of Japanese imperialism for over 40 years because of the absence of strength to defend itself and again turned into the debris as a result of the catastrophe caused by war.
There will be no greater mistake if they think that we, the DPRK, will be forced to give up our self-defensive right for ensuring peace, by being weighed down with such irrational documents in all their entirety.

One should defend one's own security by oneself. This has become much more apparent by those countries whose destinies were hacked to pieces by the western powers as they had yielded to the latter's demand for disarmament under the pressure and appeasement of "international society." This is again further evidenced by the international relations of today where the weak can hardly appeal to anybody, though attacked by the strong.

Those countries, which took issue with us, have in effect lost their faces to "condemn" anybody as they became so hungry for money as to sell off their military equipment to south Korea, though habitually saying that they want peace and security on the Korean peninsula.

These countries are rushing to pick up an unreasonable quarrel with us over our measures for developing conventional weapons, while deliberately turning their faces away from the military exercises and the introduction of latest lethal weapons in south Korea. They need to wake up to the reality that such an indiscreet and unreasonable act will only delay the point of time for dialogue which they so much desire to see.

It is our stand to develop the relations with the European countries on good terms. But this should, under any circumstances, be based on mutual respect for each other's sovereignty.
The United Kingdom, France and Germany should get rid of their rigid and prejudiced way of thinking and help to ease tensions and ensure peace on the Korean peninsula. If they are not able to do so, it would be better to keep silence and mind their own turbulent businesses instead. -0-


S. Korean Chief Executive Blasted for His Anti-DPRK Remarks

Pyongyang, August 16 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country made public a statement on Aug. 16.
Its full text is as follows:

There is a proverb that the mountains have brought forth a mouse.
This is an appropriate comment on the "liberation day commemorative speech" by the south Korean chief executive.
In the speech, he failed to put forward any proper measures against the insult by the Japanese islanders and any ways to overcome the worsening economic situation, but only played with words. So, his speech deserves the comments "foolish commemorative speech" and "citation of spiritual slogans".

What can not but be pointed out is that he said the dialogue atmosphere was not marred despite some recent "worrisome acts" of north Korea and that things have changed from that in the past when the Korean Peninsula vibrated owing to a single "provocation" by north Korea - the reckless remarks which had nothing to do with the "liberation day."

He meant that south Korea is making efforts to maintain the prevailing dialogue climate, build a peace economy through the north-south cooperation and establish a peace-keeping mechanism in the Korean Peninsula - remarks that make the boiled head of a cow provoke a side-splitting laughter.
The joint military exercises are now at their full swing and their keynotes are "annihilating" the main force of our army within 90 days, removing the weapons of mass destruction and "stabilizing the life of inhabitants". And what's more, there go on the counter-strike drills. His open talk about "dialogue" between the north and the south under such situation raises a question as to whether he has proper thinking faculty.

He is, indeed, an impudent guy rare to be found.
He often calls for peace. Then is he going to make an excuse that the drones and fighters being purchased from the U.S. are just for spreading agrochemicals and for circus flights?

How can he explain the "mid-term defence plan" aiming at developing and securing the capabilities of precision guided weapon, electromagnetic impulse shell, multi-purpose large transport ship, etc. whose missions are to strike the entire region of the northern half of the Republic.

What is clear is that all of them are aimed at destroying the DPRK.
He may utter such to save his damaged face before the south Koreans. But how dare can he let out such remarks and how is going to give an account of it to us.

A sure thing is that the south Korean chief executive is so funny man as he just reads what was written by his juniors.
He used to get shocked into fright even at the sound of a sporting gun in the north. Yet, he, wearing a still look on his face, bluffs that he would help north Korea opt for economy and prosperity, not nukes. It is obvious that he is overcome with fright.

The implementation of the historic Panmunjom declaration is now at a deadlock and the power for the north-south dialogue is divested. This is the natural outcome of the wayward acts of the south Korean chief executive.
The south Korean authorities are snooping about to fish in troubled waters in the future DPRK-U.S. dialogue, dreaming that the phase of dialogue would naturally arrive after the join military exercises just as the natural change of the time of the year. He had better drop that senseless lingering attachment.
They can clearly see what we feel now, i.e. we have nothing to talk any more with the south Korean authorities nor have any idea to sit with them again. -0-