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Members of DPRK Cabinet Appointed

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- The following members of the DPRK Cabinet and the director of the Central Public Prosecutors Office of the DPRK were appointed at the 4th Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly of DPRK:

The DPRK Cabinet:

Vice-Premier and Chairman of the State Planning Commission Pak Jong Gun,
Vice-Premier Jon Hyon Chol,
Vice-Premier Kim Song Ryong,
Vice-Premier Ri Song Hak,
Vice-Premier Pak Hun,
Vice-Premier and Minister of Agriculture Ju Chol Gyu,
Secretary General of the Cabinet Kim Kum Chol,

Minister of Electric Power Industry Kim Yu Il,
Minister of Chemical Industry Ma Jong Son,
Minister of Railways Jang Chun Song,
Minister of Mining Industry Kim Chol Su,
Minister of Natural Resources Development Kim Chung Song,
Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Ju Yong Il,
Minister of Construction and Building-Materials Industry So Jong Jin,
Minister of Light Industry Jang Kyong Il,
Minister of Finance Ko Jong Bom,
Minister of Labor Jin Kum Song,
Minister of External Economic Relations Yun Jong Ho,
Minister of Urban Management Im Kyong Jae,
Minister of Commerce Pak Hyok Chol,
Minister of State Construction Control Ri Hyok Gwon,
President of Kim Il Sung University and Minister of Higher Education under the Education Commission Ri Kuk Chol,
Minister of Public Health Choe Kyong Chol,
Minister of Culture Sung Jong Gyu, President of the Central Bank Chae Song Hak,
Director of the Central Bureau of Statistics Ri Chol San
Director of the Central Public Prosecutors Office of the DPRK U Sang Chol -0-


WPK Rules Revised at 8th Congress of WPK

Pyongyang, January 10 (KCNA) -- The 8th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) discussed the third agenda item "On amendments to the rules of the WPK".
The Party Central Committee modified and supplemented some contents of the Party Rules in line with the development and principle of the Party work to meet the requirements of the developing revolution and corresponding to the new fighting tasks facing the Party, before referring them to the 8th Congress of the WPK for discussion.

The 8th Congress of the WPK adopted resolution "On Amendments to Rules of the WPK" with unanimous approval.
The revised rules of the WPK further highlighted great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, eternal guiding idea of our Party, clearly defined the supreme programme of the Party and the basic political mode under socialism, and modified and supplemented some forms of organization of the Party and the norms of its activities.

Some contents of the preface to the Party Rules have been adjusted focusing on further clearly identifying the revolutionary nature of our Party.
The preface defined that Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is an encyclopedia of the revolution and the construction which has been systematized in an integral way based on the Juche idea, and a revolutionary and scientific idea whose truth and vitality have been proven in the practical struggle for realizing independence of the popular masses.

It also codified that Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is to be held high as the eternal banner of the revolution and construction.
It also defined on modeling the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, the supreme programme of our Party, to further clarify the revolutionary nature and mission of our Party.

It formulated the people-first politics as the basic political mode under socialism in reflection of the requirements of the developing revolution in which the prestige and might of our country has been fundamentally changed and it is advancing toward another greater victory from victory.

The preface modified and supplemented part of the contents related to the immediate fighting tasks of the Party.
It supplemented contents on accelerating the complete victory of socialism while firmly consolidating the material and technical foundation of socialism and giving further play to the advantages of the socialist system, and on steadily bolstering the armed forces of the Republic politically and ideologically and in military technique.

It newly specified contents on safeguarding the democratic national rights and interests of overseas compatriots, rallying them firmly under the banner of patriotism and arousing their national dignity and patriotic enthusiasm.

In the part related to the fighting tasks for national reunification, it clearly clarified that powerful defence capabilities would fundamentally contain military threats and safeguard the stability and peaceful environment of the Korean peninsula.

The Party rules modified and supplemented part of chapters and articles defining the working rules of conduct, mode of activities and norms to be observed by Party organizations and members.
They supplemented the contents that Party congresses are to be held every five years and modified a notice on the convention of Party congresses to be made several months earlier.

They deleted contents about reviewing the work of the Party Central Auditing Commission and electing it, and specified that it is to be elected at the plenary meeting of the Party Central Committee.

They changed the office regulations of chairmen and vice-chairman of Party committees at all levels into chief secretary, secretary and vice-secretary, and changed the Executive Policy Council into Secretariat and Executive Policy Office into Sub-secretariat.

Supplemented were contents that a department is to be introduced (including non-permanent organization) in the Party Central Committee and when necessary the Party Rules are to be modified and executed and then submitted to the Party congress for permission.

It was supplemented to the article stipulating the duty and power of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee that the Political Bureau convenes the plenary meeting of the Party Central Committee.

It was defined as an article that the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee discusses and determines the important issues urgently arising in politics, economy and military, and appoints and dismisses important officials of the Party and the state and that members of the Presidium can preside over a meeting of the Political Bureau upon authorization by the head of the Party.

It was newly supplemented that the meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Party can be convened with attendance of necessary members only in disregard of presence rate, according to the character of the agenda. This has provided a practical guarantee for ensuring promptness in discussion of urgent military affairs.
It was specified in the rules that the Inspection Commission of the Central Committee of the Party is dissolved and its function is transferred to the Central Auditing Commission of the Party.

As the Party Central Auditing Commission is vested with stronger power, the power of the provincial, city and county party auditing commissions is raised and an article regarding it was newly created.

It was also supplemented that conference of secretaries of cells of the Party and conference of secretaries of primary Party committees are convened every 5 years.
Clearly stipulated are the nature of the People's Army as the revolutionary armed forces of the WPK and the duties of the party organizations at all levels within the People's Army.

The name of the youth league was newly reflected.
The issue of changing the name will be determined at a future youth league conference.

Besides, some unrealistic expressions were rectified and articles concerning the detailed regulations for election of the Party leadership body were modified as the Party rules were amended. -0-


11th Plenary Meeting of 14th Presidium of DPRK SPA Held

Pyongyang, November 5 (KCNA) -- The 11th Plenary Meeting of the 14th Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) took place at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Nov. 4.

Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, first vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and president of the SPA Presidium, presided over the meeting.

It was attended by Thae Hyong Chol and Pak Yong Il, vice-presidents of the SPA Presidium, Ko Kil Son, secretary general of the SPA Presidium, and members of the SPA Presidium.

Brought up for discussion at the meeting were agendas "On Adopting Tobacco-Prohibition Law of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea" and "On Revising and Supplementing the Law on Enterprises of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea".

The gist of the two agendas, discussed at the Legislation Committee of the SPA, was introduced.
The tobacco-prohibition law with 31 provisions stipulates the rules which all the institutions, organizations and citizens must follow in protecting the lives and health of the people and providing more cultured and hygienic living environments by tightening the legal and social controls on the production and sale of cigarettes and on smoking as required by the state tobacco-prohibition policy.

The law specifies places and units in which smoking is forbidden, such as places for political and ideological education, public places including theaters and cinemas, and the institutions for nursing and upbringing children, education ones, medical and public health facilities, commercial and public catering ones, public transport means. It also indicates penalties for violating smoking rules and others.

The revision and supplements to the enterprise law newly stipulate contents of making enterprises labor-, energy-, cost-, and land-saving ones and of making the employees patriotic working people who regard the spirit of economy as part of their mental qualities.

The enterprise law refers to issues which all the units must observe when organizing new enterprises or when their affiliations change. It also stipulates that the production and business management must be done under the unified guidance and strategic control of the state and on socialist principles.

The meeting deeply considered those agendas and had an exchange of views on them.
Decrees of the SPA Presidium "On Adopting Tobacco-Prohibition Law of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea" and "On Revising and Supplementing the Law on Enterprises of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea" were adopted with unanimous approval at the plenary meeting. -0-


Military Parade Marks Founding Anniversary of WPK

Pyongyang, October 10 (KCNA) -- A military parade began in Kim Il Sung Square at 00:00 of October 10, the 75th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
The band of the State Affairs Commission (SAC) and the military band of the Korean People's Army (KPA) entered the square and took the bandstand to play parade music.

Parade columns proudly entered the square under spotlights, demonstrating the might of the DPRK and the regularized appearance of its armed forces.
Columns of invincible mechanized units were on standby on the avenues to the square.
Air squadrons for the parade were waiting for their sorties.

A combined military band entered the square and began playing military music in ever-changing formation to portray the numbers and letters "10.10.", "1945", "2020" and "Paeksung" (Invincibility).

When Kim Jong Un, chairman of the WPK, chairman of the SAC and commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the DPRK, arrived at the square, a solemn ceremony of receiving him was held by the honor guard of the services of the Korean People's Army (KPA).

After receiving a salute from the chief of the honor guard, the Supreme Leader of the Party, state and armed forces of the DPRK reviewed the honor guard.
The outstanding commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the DPRK, an ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commander, was greeted by generals of the three KPA services (ground, naval and air forces).

Amid the playing of the welcome music, the Supreme Leader took the tribune of the square.
He waved back to the enthusiastically cheering paraders and masses.
Members of the Korean Children's Union presented flowers to him and leading officials of the Party, the government and the military.

Taking the tribune were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, first vice-chairman of the SAC of the DPRK and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, Ri Pyong Chol, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, Kim Tok Hun, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and premier of the Cabinet of the DPRK, and Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, vice-chairman of the SAC of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee.

Also present at the tribune were Kim Jae Ryong, Ri Il Hwan, Choe Hwi, Pak Thae Dok, Kim Yong Chol, Choe Pu Il, Thae Hyong Chol, O Su Yong, Kim Hyong Jun, Ho Chol Man, Jo Yong Won, Kim Yo Jong, Pak Myong Sun, Jong Kyong Thaek, Kim Il Chol, Im Chol Ung, Ri Ryong Nam, Kim Yong Hwan, Pak Jong Nam and other members of the leadership body of the Party Central Committee, Pak Jong Chon, Kim Su Gil, Kim Jong Gwan and other commanding officers of the military.

Present at the special seats on invitation were Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, Yang Hyong Sop, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok and other veteran officials who had worked for a long time in the Party, the government and the military.
Present at the reserved seats were delegates to the celebrations for the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK.
Amid the playing of the song "The Glorious Country", a salute of 21 guns was boomed to mark the founding anniversary of the WPK.

The Supreme Leader made an address.
In his address, he extended heartfelt thanks and warmest congratulations to all the people in the country and the service personnel of the People's Army who glorified the great October holiday with great successes and victories they achieved by breaking through unprecedentedly harsh trials with single-minded unity.

Expressing his will to preserve eternal security and future of the country and great people with strong military muscle and start the advance toward new development and prosperity with greater courage, optimism, enthusiasm and readiness, he ardently called for dynamically advancing toward a bright future of socialism and a new victory.

All the participants, who received the speech of the Supreme Leader full of his ardent love for the people and sincere trust in them, broke into cheers of hurrah, looking up to the great leader with tears in their eyes.

Then, there was a ceremony of hoisting a national flag.
KPA Marshal Pak Jong Chon, chief of the KPA General Staff, made a report to KPA Marshal Ri Pyong Chol, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, that parade units were ready to be reviewed for the parade marking the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK.

Ri Pyong Chol reviewed the parade units.
He courteously reported to the chairman of the WPK that the military parade for marking the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK was ready to start.
The columns of the armed forces of the DPRK began marching at the orders of Marshal Pak Jong Chon, chief of the KPA General Staff.

Then the column of the honored cavalrymen ran past the square led by Major General Kwak Jae Yong, showing that our revolutionary armed forces have carried forward the proud traditions of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army which used to sweep across the vast field of Mt. Paektu horseback during the anti-Japanese war.

Entering the square following it were the fine arrays of columns of marchers led by Col. General Han Sun Chol, Col. General Kim Chol Gyu, Lieut. General Kim Yong Ho and Col. General Kwak Chang Sik full of pride and honor of being the closest lifeguard and the first death-defying corps in devotedly safeguarding the Party Central Committee.

The columns of the first and the second corps marched past with dignity, led by Col. General Pak Su Il and Col. General Choe Tu Yong.
They were followed by the columns of the fourth and the fifth corps led by Col. General Pak Kwang Ju and Col. General Ri Thae Sop.

Resounding far and wide through and beyond the square were the footsteps of columns of the snipers and light infantrymen that have grown to be special operation forces capable of successfully carrying out combat tasks in any operational spaces in the land and sea and air, and of the military corps standing guard over the outpost lines and foremost bases for defending the country and the revolution.

The Supreme Leader acknowledged the marchers.

The column of tanks and armored vehicles division that has grown to be matchless combat ranks including the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su Guards 105th Tank Division and the columns of mechanized infantry division, men with special duties and armed mobile units for public security marched past in fine array to the tune of a revolutionary army song.

Following them to pass the square full of the spirit of the revolutionary army were the columns of Kim Jong Il University of Military and Politics, Kim Il Sung Military University, Kim Il Sung University of Politics and Kim Jong Un University of National Defence and columns of military schools at all levels of the Korean People's Army and the Public Security Forces.

The column of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and that of the Young Red Guards that have grown to be invincible militant ranks to hold their shares of the revolutionary armed forces marched past the square full of immense pride and enthusiasm.

The Supreme Leader warmly acknowledged the marchers demonstrating the heroic stamina of victory.
Then there was flight in the sky above the square, displaying the invincible might of the Juche-based air force.
Following the formation of guard planes, red hawks, in the patterns of the party emblem and number reading "75", flew past the sky above the square while letting off the fireworks to brighten the sky.

Amid the blaring of solemn music by the combined band, the columns of mechanized units began their procession led by the column of armored vehicles, demonstrating the great might of the elite revolutionary army.
The column of prototype tanks, a symbol and the iron fist of the militant power of the People's Army, roared past the square led by Lieut. General Kim Ju Sam.

This was followed by the procession of the reliable artillery pieces, the most powerful armed force, adding confidence to the spectators.
Ultra-modern weapons that were created thanks to the noble loyalty and heroic struggle waged by the scientists and technicians in the field of national defence and the working people in munitions industry were driven past the square, showing off the military potential of the country.

The columns of rockets, a symbol of the nuclear deterrence for self-defence of the WPK, which are a guarantee for the eternal future of the country and the nation, were driven past then.
They were followed by the column of the Red Flag First Company of the Intercontinental Ballistic Rocket led by Col. General Jang Chang Ha, with the pride of having launched the dignity and might of Korea into the space on the historic day November 29, 2017, striking terror and horror into the enemies.

The huge nuclear strategic forces on which hinge the authority and security of our great state and people entered the square led by Col. General Kim Jong Sik, taking the whole square by excitement and enthusiasm.

At the end of the military parade, fireworks for celebration were shot off.
The Supreme Leader warmly acknowledged the enthusiastically cheering crowds. -0-


Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Guides 6th Enlarged Meeting of 7th Central Military Commission of WPK

Pyongyang, September 9 (KCNA) -- The Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) held an enlarged meeting at the office building of the Central Committee of the WPK on Tuesday morning as regards the severe damage done to the Komdok area of South Hamgyong Province by Typhoon No. 9, a disaster that seriously affected several areas on the eastern coast and northern inland areas of the country, and discussed state measures for reconstruction.

The meeting was presided over by 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.

Present there were members of the WPK Central Military Commission, vice-chairmen of the WPK Central Committee, leading officials of major departments of the WPK Central Committee, members of the Cabinet, ministries and national institutions, commanding officers of the armed forces organs and members of the central headquarters for recovery from flood damage.

The Supreme Leader informed the participants in detail of the situation of the severely damaged Komdok area.
According to the preliminary data, more than 2,000 dwelling houses and tens of public buildings were destroyed or inundated, 60,000 meters of roads in 45 places washed away, 59 bridges collapsed, over 3,500 meters of railway roadbeds in 31 places and more than 1 130 meters of rails in 2 places swept away at the Komdok Mining Complex, the Taehung Youth Hero Mine, the Ryongyang Mine and the Paekbawi Mine, leading to the state of emergency of total paralysis of transport system. And the dam of the sedimentation reservoir of the Komdok Mining Complex was destroyed and lots of equipment were carried away.

The Supreme Leader said that due to the unexpected damage by typhoon we are faced with the situation in which we cannot help but change the direction of our struggle after comprehensively considering the year-end tasks that were under way with the nation-wide efforts.

Noting that the restoration of the Komdok area at the earliest date possible is necessary for protecting the people and state properties there and, at the same time, it is an urgent task that should be given top priority for reviving the important arteries of the national economy, the Supreme Leader stressed the need to take state emergency measures to make sure that new dwelling houses take shape and roads and railways are restored by Oct.10 and all the damages are undone 100 percent by the year-end.

He said that the Central Military Commission of the Party decided to entrust the reconstruction of the Komdok area to the People's Army once again on the basis of the examination of the scale of damage and reconstruction in the area, adding only the People's Army could form another front.

The Central Military Commission of the WPK set the formation of forces of the People's Army units to be dispatched to the Komdok area and their mission in the reconstruction campaign and took measures for provision and movement of vehicles and construction equipment and for provision of building materials including cement and fuel and coordinated transport and others, and organized the Komdok area reconstruction commanding group.

Introducing with pride the achievements being made in 24-7 reconstruction campaign by the service personnel and builders dispatched to the fronts for recovery from natural disasters across the country, the Supreme Leader said with confidence that if this spirit goes on, the reconstruction campaign would be successfully carried out by October 10 as decided by the Party and a signal success would also be made in the Komdok area, splendidly adorning this year as the one of victory.

Expressing belief that all the service personnel who are involved in the campaign for recovery from typhoon damage in the Komdok area of South Hamgyong Province would work with devotion for our great people, great Party and great state as befits the reliable revolutionary armed forces of the WPK and thus successfully complete their sacred combat mission before the 8th Congress of our glorious Party, he personally signed in an order of the Central Military Commission of the Party related with the campaign for recovery from typhoon damage in the Komdok area of South Hamgyong Province.

Saying that the ongoing campaign for recovery from typhoon damage is the one for defending the country and people, he ardently appealed to certainly become honorable victors under the banner of great tradition of single-minded unity and army-people unity however wild nature might be and how manifold challenges and trials may hold us back. -0-


8th Congress of WPK to Be Convened

Pyongyang, August 20 (KCNA) -- A decision of the 6th Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea was made on August 19.

The decision is as follows:
Our Party and people are carrying out the historical task set forth at the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea while breaking through head-on all the barriers to our advance by organizing and launching an arduous revolutionary struggle.

Through this indomitable struggle for implementing the decision made at the Seventh Congress of the WPK the dignity and position of our state have been remarkably raised, the single-minded unity of the Party and the people further consolidated and a great revolutionary turn made in the building of the Party and its overall activities.

On the other hand, economy was not improved in the face of the sustaining severe internal and external situations and unexpected manifold challenges, thereby planned attainment of the goals for improving the national economy has been seriously delayed and the people's living standard not been improved remarkably.

The plenary meeting, after analyzing and reviewing the experience and lessons from the work of the past five years for building a powerful socialist country, decided to convene the Eighth Congress of the WPK as follows to set forth a correct line of struggle and strategic and tactical policies on the basis of the new requirements of our developing revolution and the prevailing situation:

The Eighth Congress of the WPK will be convened in January, Juche 110(2021).

The agendas of the Eighth Congress of the WPK are as follows:

1. Review of the work of the Central Committee of the WPK
Review of the work of the Central Auditing Commission of the WPK
On revising the rules of the WPK

2. Election of the leadership organ of the WPK Central Committee

3. One delegate with the right to vote to the Congress will be appointed among every 1 300 Party members and one delegate with the right to speak among every 1 300 candidate Party members. -0-


Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Convenes Emergency Enlarged Meeting of Political Bureau of WPK Central Committee

Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- Amid the intensified anti-epidemic campaign for thoroughly checking the inroads of the world's threatening pandemic, an emergency event happened in Kaesong City where a runaway who went to the south three years ago, a person who is suspected to have been infected with the vicious virus returned on July 19 after illegally crossing the demarcation line.

The anti-epidemic organization said that as an uncertain result was made from several medical check-ups of the secretion of that person's upper respiratory organ and blood, the person was put under strict quarantine as a primary step and all the persons in Kaesong City who contacted that person and those who have been to the city in the last five days are being thoroughly investigated, given medical examination and put under quarantine.

The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea convened an emergency enlarged meeting in the office building of the Central Committee of the WPK on July 25 as regards the dangerous situation in Kaesong City that may lead to a deadly and destructive disaster.

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

Attending the meeting also were members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK.
Present there as observers were members of the Central Emergency Anti-epidemic Headquarters.

Party and administrative leading officials of the Cabinet, ministries and national institutions, members of the executive committees of provincial Party committees and senior officials of the leading institutions at provincial level were present in the video conferencing rooms as observers.
Upon authorization of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting.

Despite the intense preventive anti-epidemic measures taken in all fields throughout the country and tight closure of all the channels for the last six months, there happened a critical situation in which the vicious virus could be said to have entered the country, the Supreme Leader said, adding that he took the preemptive measure of totally blocking Kaesong City and isolating each district and region from the other within July 24 afternoon just after receiving the report on it.

To tackle the present situation, he declared a state of emergency in the relevant area and clarified the determination of the Party Central Committee to shift from the state emergency anti-epidemic system to the maximum emergency system and issue a top-class alert.
He specified tasks for each sector to be immediately implemented by Party and working people's organizations, power organs, public security and state security institutions, anti-epidemic and public health institutions.

The meeting unanimously adopted a decision of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK on shifting from the state emergency anti-epidemic system to the maximum emergency system.

He instructed all the participants to immediately conduct follow-up organizational work to carry out the decision of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee in their fields and units, and party organizations at all levels and every field to ensure and guarantee the most correct implementation of the directions and assignments of the Party Central Committee with a sense of boundless responsibility, loyalty and devotion.

He underscored the need to thoroughly maintain tough organizational discipline and ensure the unity in action and thinking throughout the Party and society, to keep order by which everyone absolutely obeys and moves as one under the baton of the Emergency Anti-epidemic Headquarters and the need for party organizations at all levels to perfectly perform their role and duty.

Saying that everyone needs to face up to the reality of emergency, he appealed to all to overcome the present epidemic crisis by not losing the focus of thinking and action, practicing responsibility and devotion to be faithful and true to the leadership of the Party Central Committee, being rallied closer behind it so as to defend the welfare of the people and security of the country without fail.

The meeting sternly took up the issue of the loose guard performance in the frontline area in the relevant area where the runaway to the south occurred, and decided that the Central Military Commission of the WPK would get a report on the results of an intensive investigation of the military unit responsible for the runway case, administer a severe punishment and take necessary measures. -0-


Statement of First Vice-Foreign Minister of DPRK

Pyongyang, July 4 (KCNA) -- Choe Son Hui, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, issued the following statement on Saturday:
Words "DPRK-U.S. summit" which have become dim even in our memory has become a topic for conversation from some days ago, drawing the attention of the international community.

There is a person who thoughtlessly voices an intention to mediate the summit, utterly regardless of what we, the dialogue party, would think of it, and there is rumor that the U.S. ruling quarters admits the need to hold DPRK-U.S. summit before the U.S. presidential election.

There are even some dreamers hoping to leverage our denuclearization measures for conditional lift of sanctions, while raising hope for "October surprise"
Now is a very sensitive time when even the slightest misjudgment and misstep would incur fatal and irrevocable consequences. We can not but be shocked at the story about the summit indifferent to the present situation of the DPRK-U.S. relations.

Is it possible to hold dialogue or have any dealings with the U.S. which persists in the hostile policy toward the DPRK in disregard of the agreements already made at the past summit?
It is clear to us, even without meeting, with what shallow trick the U.S. will approach us as it has neither intention nor will to go back to the drawing board.

The U.S. is mistaken if it thinks things like negotiations would still work on us.
We have already worked out detailed strategic timetable for putting under control the long-term threat from the U.S.
There will never be any adjustment and change in our policy, conditional on external parameters like internal political schedule of someone.

Long talk is not necessary.
We do not feel any need to sit face to face with the U.S., as it does not consider the DPRK-U.S. dialogue as nothing more than a tool for grappling with its political crisis. -0-


Honeyed Words of Impudent Man Are Disgusting: First Vice Department Director Kim Yo Jong of WPK Central Committee

Pyongyang, June 17 (KCNA) -- The south Korean chief executive finally broke his silence, amid the north-south relations inching close to the worst catastrophe.
At the meeting of chief secretaries and advisers of Chongwadae and in his video message addressed to the "commemoration for 20th anniversary of the June 15 Declaration" on June 15, he made lengthy speeches on two consecutive occasions.

He wore the tie which the then south side chief executive wore at the time when the June 15 joint declaration was signed in 2000 and spoke before the table which was used at the time of the publication of the Panmunjom Declaration in 2018 in an effort to give symbolic meaning but his speech aroused only aversion.

He reeled off a string of shameless and impudent words full of incoherence.
He spoke in the capacity of the "president" but it was sickening to listen to his speech, devoid of responsibility and will before the nation and direction and measures for putting the present situation under control but packaged in self-defence, avoidance of responsibility and deep-rooted flunkeyism.

String of Rhetoric Is profound Confusing of Truth

It is well-known to everybody that the blame for the present grim situation rests with human scum's scattering of anti-DPRK leaflets and the south Korean authorities' connivance at it.
The recent speeches made by the south Korean chief executive should have reflected his apology, repentance and firm pledge to prevent the recurrence of similar occurrences.
But his speech was full of excuses and spurious rhetoric to get rid of responsibility, without any mention of the means and the end.

He said that peace does not come overnight and it needs to maintain optimistic faith just like rivers heading for the sea in the end despite their curved courses, and that it is necessary to make step-by-step progress, though slow. He pretended to be a "dude" using his own language and narration and it appeared that he made great efforts to groom his expressions but question is if he knows clearly the essence of the present situation or not.

The anti-DPRK leaflet-scattering by rubbish and the south Korean authorities' connivance at it can never be glossed over with such abstractive rhetoric.
The fundamental issue lies in that the south side eroded the respect for the other side and confidence, with its heart set on it, which constitute the cornerstone and the starting point of the north-south ties.

They dared defame the dignity of our supreme leadership, our Chairman whom we hold most sacred as the central core, and mocked at all our people at the same time.
How can such senseless acts be interpreted just as the deed of "some", be described as an "uncomfortable and difficult problem" and be approached simply with "heavy heart"?

I would like to make it clear once again that the desecration of our Chairman, representative of our dignity, amounts to hurting the mental core of our people, and it is the ideological feelings of all our people and our national customs that this can never be allowed to be encroached upon.

Some days ago, Chongwadae officially admitted that the anti-DPRK leaflet-scattering was an act of good-for-nothing and pledged to take strong counteraction. It was because the south side was well aware of what a serious crime it committed.

But the south Korean chief executive showed no admittance of what was done wrong, nor any repentance, to say nothing of any measures.
It is only dastards who seek to shift the blame for which they are responsible on to others.
It is utterly shocking that such impudence and vileness was mirrored in the speech made by the man with the supreme prerogative representing south Korea.

He said that the south-north relations must not be stopped, but he did not make honest admittance of his wrong, a starting point for the continuance of the relations. He said that the south can be embroiled in unwanted swirl but failed to set forth any measures for stopping the reckless act of human scum. Clear is the aim sought by him.

It is his shallow and foolish idea to cover up the crime with word play and to tide over the imminent crisis.
Can the north-south relations be reversed with a few sugar-coated words when confidence was undermined and aversion has reached the extremes?

Shameless Sophism for Shifting Responsibility

The south Korean chief executive is the responsible party for hauling the north-south ties.
As the party who signed the historic Panmunjom Declaration and Pyongyang Joint declaration and who promised the destiny and future of the nation before the 80 million Koreans, it is quite natural for him to take stand and attitude of taking all responsibilities whether the north-south relations turn good or bad.
But a scrutiny into his speeches shows that he is entirely blaming other foreign factor for the north-south ties that failed to make progress.

He said that the policy toward the north used to lose consistency under different "regimes" in south Korea and the north-south ties fell short of making linear development in the turmoil of the international situation. But he should have been straightforward that they had actually done nothing in favor of the implementation of the joint declaration.

He meant that the reason that the north-south ties failed to make even a step forward was because of the internal situation of south Korea itself and because of the scarcity of support from the U.S. and the international community for it. This is just the same shameful excuse as the "theory of driver" often mentioned by him in the past.

He also said that "he feels great regret over the south-north ties that had not made progress as expected". Is it the attitude and stand to be taken by the so-called "state leader" to just express vague expectation and regret?

He also mentioned that what he worries under the present situation was if we would go back to the past days of confrontation while denouncing the south over the leaflet-scattering and cutting off communications, and he hoped that the problem would be settled through communication and cooperation.
It is truly sophism full of shamelessness and impudence.

Then, who has professed blind and dumb to our advices to adopt attitude and stand of a master responsible for the north-south relations and thrown away trust and promise just like a pair of old shoes?
Now they are trying to shift the responsibility for the results of their own making on to us. This is literally brazen-faced and preposterous act.

Paragraph 1 of Article 2 of the Panmunjom Declaration reads that both sides shall cease all the hostile acts including broadcasting through loudspeakers and distribution of leaflets in the areas along the Military Demarcation Line.
It is clear to anybody that it was responsibility of the south Korean authorities that anti-DPRK leaflet-scattering has been left intact, not just a few times but for such a long period as two years.

The height of his impudence was also found in his speech where he tried to convince others that the south made lots of efforts for the implementation of the north-south agreements.
Is there even a single paragraph of the Panmunjom Declaration and the September Pyongyang Joint Declaration which the south Korean authorities followed through on?
If any, it only read the face of its master and begged the international community. It is the height of meanness and craftiness, which would put even a fox in the shade, to describe all of them as "persistent efforts" and "string of communications".

He confessed that he approached the north-south relations just as he steps on icy ground and it was the south Korean chief executive who had no resolution and remained hesitated to do what he could surely do in relations between the north and the south.
History can never be written off nor avoid. He should have shown at least a stand that he would own all responsibilities. He is a man who increasingly arouses doubt.

Expression of Servitude and Submission

The south Korean chief executive let out thoughtless rhetoric that he would do something for the north-south ties even though "no condition is provided" while stressing that "north-south declarations are firm principle which should never be shaken".
He said that the favorable situation is not provided only by the will of the north and the south and he would make strenuous efforts to get consent by the international community. His spate of flunkeyist jargon glaringly revealed his true nature of depending on foreign forces.

Miserable is the plight of reading the face of one's master and being under other's thumb. Is it reasonable to hold out the hand of help to the robber under the present situation where the north-south ties have reached such a catastrophe as today's?

As acknowledged by everyone, the reason that the north-south agreements which were so wonderful did not see any light of even a single step of implementation was due to the noose of the pro-U.S. flunkeyism into which he put his neck.

Even before the ink on the north-south agreement got dry, he accepted the "south Korea-U.S. working group" under the coercion of his master and presented all issues related to the north-south ties to White House. This has all boomeranged.

The south side must have been clearly aware that their acts could lead to the wanton violation of the north-south agreement when they staged war exercises and offered money running at an astronomical figure for purchasing ultra-modern weapons on the order of the U.S.
But his blind creed that "alliance" must be put above the north-south agreement and the power of "ally" brings peace led him to follow the path of continued submission and shameless perfidy.

For the past two years, the south Korean authorities pursued the awkward policy of "precedence to the north-south relations and DPRK-U.S. relations", not national independence and put the absolute preconditions of "within the framework of sanctions" when they belatedly "offered to expand the scope of movement".
It is a tragedy produced by the persistent and deep-seated pro-U.S. flunkeyism and submission of the south Korean authorities that the north-south ties reduced into the plaything of the U.S.

What matters is that even at this moment when being mired in the quagmire, the south Korean chief executive shows his wretched image of catching at the coattail of outsider.
Even animals do not fall into the same trap.
He speaks out foolish spells little short of pricking his eyes with his own fingers every time he makes speeches. He seems to be insane though he appears to be normal outwardly.

Flunkeyism and submission are a prelude to self-destruction.
It is our fixed judgment that it is no longer possible to discuss the north-south ties with such a servile partner engaging only in disgrace and self-ruin, being soaked by deep-rooted flunkeyism.

Of course ideal is important for any politicians but they must have disposition of doing with determination what they should do.
There are some people who say well than doing.

Whenever he makes public appearance, he lets out childish and hope-filled dreamy rhetoric and tries to look big, just and principled just like an apostle of peace. It was so regretful for me to see his disgusting behavior alone. So I decided to prepare a bomb of words to let it known to our people.

Anyway, now the south Korean authorities are left with nothing to do with us.
Only things they can do in the future are making regret and lamenting.
The south Korean authorities will be forced to keenly realize how high price they will have to pay for discarding confidence with the passage of time. -0-


Press Statement by Director-General of Department of U.S. Affairs of Foreign Ministry of DPRK

Pyongyang, June 13 (KCNA) -- Kwon Jong Gun, director-general of the Department of U.S. Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, released the following statement on Saturday:

On June 12, an official in the south Korean "foreign affairs authority" made presumptuous remarks that they will make extended endeavor for an earlier resumption of the DPRK-U.S. dialogue and that the efforts should continue for a complete denuclearization and an establishment of a permanent peace mechanism on the Korean peninsula.

It is really preposterous to hear the balderdash of south Korean authorities-who do not have either any qualification to discuss, or the position to poke their noses into, the matters between the DPRK and the U.S., to say nothing of nuclear issues - are commenting on the resumption of DPRK-U.S. dialogue and interpreting the issue of denuclearization at their own choice.

Having been long forsaken like a good-for-nothing cucumber stalk thrown into swill, they should have now been aware too well of their sad lot, but it is really pitiful that they are still irrationally mouthing denuclearization, like a monk chanting the prayers.
I still remember that exactly one year ago, we advised them to stop fooling around in such a nasty manner and immediately drop out of the issue of the DPRK-U.S. relations. This notwithstanding, the people down the village in the south are still trying to seek an excuse to meddle in. How pathetic and miserable they are!

For your own information, it is not because there is not a mediator that the DPRK-U.S. dialogue has gone away and the denuclearization been blown off.
If I, though against my will, simply copy the catchphrase used by the village in the south, it is because "conditions are not met" for denuclearization.
While just looking at their demeanor of repeating denuclearization like a parrot, I cannot repress my judgment of how dull they really are because it comes to me as if the preemies - who do not have a basic idea about what conditions are needed and how many mountains should be climbed over in order to realize the denuclearization - are burping after drinking a still water.

When the things come to this point, they have to know their own place even though they are so much eager to be reckoned with.
I want to make it clear that we will continue to build up our force in order to overpower the persistent threats from the United States, and such efforts of ours are in fact continuing at this point of time.

If they want to deal with us, they will have to approach us after racking their brains and founding a different method.
We are not what we were two years ago. The change continues and will continue as ever in a tremendous way.
It is better to stop a nonsensical talking about denuclearization. -0-


Statement of Spokesman for International Department of C.C., WPK

Pyongyang, June 4 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Thursday carried a statement released by a spokesman for the International Department of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on June 3.
The state reads as follows:

U.S. State Secretary Pompeo when interviewed by the U.S. media on May 31 termed China an actual threat. Saying that threat from China stems from the idea of the Communist Party, he reeled off rubbish that the U.S. would work with its partners in the West to make the world of the next century the one of the West where the U.S. "liberal democracy" rules.

It is not the first time that he said nonsense about China over the issues of Hong Kong, Taiwan, human rights and trade disputes. What should not be overlooked here is that he slandered the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) over socialism.

Branding the socialism led by the Communist Party as a dictatorship destroying the Western style idea, democracy and view on value, he cried out for building the world of the U.S. and the West free from the rule by the CPC. His nonsensical remarks indicate the intention to do the same thing to socialism in the DPRK led by the WPK.

Pompeo, who has been deeply engrossed in espionage and plot-breeding against other countries, has become too ignorant to discern where the sun rises and where it sets.
He said that the Communist Party today is different from the one a decade ago, which shows his acknowledgement of socialism getting stronger under the guidance of the Communist Party and that he is nervous over the plight of the U.S. on the downhill side.

Demonstrators enraged by the extreme racists throng even to the White House. This is the reality in the U.S. today. American liberalism and democracy put the cap of leftist on the demonstrators and threaten to unleash even dogs for suppression.

Pompeo ought not to have such a pipe dream of undermining the Communist Party and socialism on their long victorious drive as what the successive rulers of the U.S. dreamt. -0-


Full Text: A Official Collective Letter from China, Cuba, DPRK, Iran, Nicaragua, Russia, Syria, Venezuela
to UNSC Guterres on UN Sanctions

China, Cuba, DPRK, Iran, Nicaragua, Russia, Syria, Venezuela on 2020-03-27
25 March 2020
H.E. Mr. Antonlo Guterres
Secretary-General
United Nations
New York

Distinguished Secretary-General,

Today, in the midst of the global pandemic resulting from COVID-19, that negative impact on the well-being of our peoples and countries is becoming even more severe and multiplying. Hence the urgent need for the international community, including the United Nations, to reaffirm its commitment to the concept of ¡°We, the peoples of the United Nations¡±. Let us recall that, according to the findings of the United Nations independent experts, the enactment and implementation of unilateral coercive measures affect more than one third of humanity.

In the light of the above, we respectfully urge you to call for the complete and immediate lifting of such illegal, coercive and arbitrary economic pressure measures ? in line with the long-standing and principled position of the United Nations to reject unilateral coercive measures ? in order to ensure the full, effective and efficient response of all members of the international community to COVID-19, and also to reject the politicization of that pandemic. This joint appeal that we are making today, and from which we expect a positive response from you, is, as you know, supported by the provisions of a significant number of relevant United Nations General Assembly resolutions; it therefore provides a solid basis for any action on your part.

As you well know, we live in an interconnected world; therefore, in the context of a global pandemic, ¡°hampering medical efforts in one country increases the risk to all of us¡±, so ? as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has recently acknowledged ? we must avoid the collapse of the medical and health system of any country as a result of the application of illegal sanctions.

Therefore, we cannot allow political calculations to stand in the way of saving human lives. This is a time, as you have stated ? again and again ? not for chaos, but for global solidarity, cooperation and prudence; for joining efforts at the national, regional and international levels, without any discrimination, if we really want to overcome this complex human crisis and its economic repercussions; and, also, for recommitting ourselves to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and our promise not to leave anyone behind.

Similarly, we will also underline the need, at the present juncture, to strengthen national economies so that they provide national governments, as well as the public and private sectors, with the capacity to support and finance the plans and strategies needed to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is contained. In this regard, we agree that, as you have recently stated, more than ever before ¡°governments must cooperate to revitalize economies, expand public investment, boost trade and ensure targeted support to those individuals and communities most affected by the disease or most vulnerable to negative economic impacts¡± and that urgent action is needed to ¡°alleviate the debt burden of the most vulnerable countries.¡±

This is extremely important, especially for countries that, in addition to having to deal with COVID-19, also have to deal with other exceptional circumstances, such as the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures.

Furthermore, we take this opportunity to convey to Your Excellency our appreciation for the work currently being done by the United Nations system and for the very valuable support being provided to our nations, in particular the WHO, in responding to this global crisis, which we are confident we will overcome together and come out stronger.

Finally, we respectfully request your good offices to circulate the present letter as an official document of the General Assembly, under agenda items 83 and 126, entitled ¡°The rule of law at the national and international levels¡± and ¡°Global health and foreign policy¡±, respectively, and of the Security Council.

We trust that you will give due attention to the serious concerns conveyed herein and take this opportunity to renew to Your Excellency the assurances of our highest esteem and consideration.

On instructions from and on behalf of our respective Ministers for Foreign Affairs, and in response to their most recent appeals, we address Your Excellency on the occasion of a matter of the utmost importance and great urgency, namely, the global health crisis arising from COVID-19, recently declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). In recent months we have all been following very closely the developments related to COVID-19, including its rapid spread and the large number of human casualties it has caused so far, as well as the impact it is having on the affected countries, particularly on the most vulnerable sectors of society. This is undoubtedly the greatest public health emergency of our time, which, while taking place at a time when mullilateralism is under attack, offers a unique opportunity for multilateralism to succeed and to be strengthened at this time of global crisis and uncertainty.

As you recently stated, ¡°more than ever, we need solidarity, hope and political will to overcome this crisis together ? as truly united nations.¡± But to do so effectively, we must join forces and act collectively, in a coordinated and decisive manner, as responsible members of the international community. It is our common responsibility not only to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, as we pledged to do when we signed the founding Charter of the United Nations, but also to ensure the timely adoption of policies and strategies to save our own and our current generation, while giving them hope and guarantees for their well-being, stability and prosperity. At home, all our national governments have acted responsibly, including by taking the necessary precautionary measures to contain the spread of and combat COVID-19. We have also made progress in designing contingency plans to ensure, among other things, the functioning of basic services and emergency response systems at the current juncture. As you know, we have also been working with the United Nations System to strengthen our cooperation programs, both with other partners and to learn from their experiences and share best practices. Despite all this, we recognize that much remains to be done to succeed in this battle.

Your Excellency, today we have a common enemy: COVID-19. And, as you have recognized, it is time to ¡°prepare, step up and step out.¡± Our national governments have the political and moral will to move in that direction; our dedicated and professional physicians and health care providers are fully capable of serving in this time of need; and our peoples are ready to do their part, as we are all aware that this historic moment demands the highest level of solidarity, cooperation and mutual collaboration. However, we have to recognize that this is a difficult, if not impossible, act for countries currently facing the application of unilateral coercive measures, which are illegal and in flagrant violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations.

The destructive impact of such measures at the national level, plus their extraterritorial implications, together with the phenomena of over compliance and the fear of ¡°secondary sanctions¡±, hinder the ability of national governments to, inter alia, have regular access to the international financial system or free trade; they therefore undermine ongoing efforts by national governments to address COVID-19, especially with regard to the effective and timely procurement of medical equipment and supplies, including testing equipment and drugs, which are vital for the care and treatment of patients, as recently acknowledged by the Director-General of WHO. In addition, sanctions also have a direct negative impact on, inter alia, the human rights to life, health and food of the peoples subjected to them. Ultimately, these measures also affect the essential cooperation and solidarity that must prevail between nations.

Today, in the midst of the global pandemic resulting from COVID-19, that negative impact on the well-being of our peoples and countries is becoming even more severe and multiplying. Hence the urgent need for the international community, including the United Nations, to reaffirm its commitment to the concept of ¡°We, the peoples of the United Nations¡±. Let us recall that, according to the findings of the United Nations independent experts, the enactment and implementation of unilateral coercive measures affect more than one third of humanity.

In the light of the above, we respectfully urge you to call for the complete and immediate lifting of such illegal, coercive and arbitrary economic pressure measures ? in line with the long-standing and principled position of the United Nations to reject unilateral coercive measures ? in order to ensure the full, effective and efficient response of all members of the international community to COVID-19, and also to reject the politicization of that pandemic. This joint appeal that we are making today, and from which we expect a positive response from you, is, as you know, supported by the provisions of a significant number of relevant United Nations General Assembly resolutions; it therefore provides a solid basis for any action on your part.

As you well know, we live in an interconnected world; therefore, in the context of a global pandemic, ¡°hampering medical efforts in one country increases the risk to all of us¡±, so ? as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has recently acknowledged ? we must avoid the collapse of the medical and health system of any country as a result of the application of illegal sanctions.

Therefore, we cannot allow political calculations to stand in the way of saving human lives. This is a time, as you have stated ? again and again ? not for chaos, but for global solidarity, cooperation and prudence; for joining efforts at the national, regional and international levels, without any discrimination, if we really want to overcome this complex human crisis and its economic repercussions; and, also, for recommitting ourselves to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and our promise not to leave anyone behind.

Similarly, we will also underline the need, at the present juncture, to strengthen national economies so that they provide national governments, as well as the public and private sectors, with the capacity to support and finance the plans and strategies needed to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is contained. In this regard, we agree that, as you have recently stated, more than ever before ¡°governments must cooperate to revitalize economies, expand public investment, boost trade and ensure targeted support to those individuals and communities most affected by the disease or most vulnerable to negative economic impacts¡± and that urgent action is needed to ¡°alleviate the debt burden of the most vulnerable countries.¡±

This is extremely important, especially for countries that, in addition to having to deal with COVID-19, also have to deal with other exceptional circumstances, such as the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures.

Furthermore, we take this opportunity to convey to Your Excellency our appreciation for the work currently being done by the United Nations system and for the very valuable support being provided to our nations, in particular the WHO, in responding to this global crisis, which we are confident we will overcome together and come out stronger.

Finally, we respectfully request your good offices to circulate the present letter as an official document of the General Assembly, under agenda items 83 and 126, entitled ¡°The rule of law at the national and international levels¡± and ¡°Global health and foreign policy¡±, respectively, and of the Security Council.

We trust that you will give due attention to the serious concerns conveyed herein and take this opportunity to renew to Your Excellency the assurances of our highest esteem and consideration.

c.c.
H.E. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General World Health Organization
Geneva

H.E. Ms. Mlchelle Bachelet Jeria
High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Geneva

The signatories:
H.E. Mr. Zhang Jun
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the People¡¯s Republic of China to the United Nations

H.E. Ms. Ana Silvia Rodr?guez Abascal
Ambassador, Charg? d¡¯affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cuba to the United Nations

H.E. Mr. Kim Song
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Democratic People¡¯s Republic of Korea to the United Nations

H.E. Mr. Majid Takht Ravanchl
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations

H.E. Mr. Jaime Hermida Castillo
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Nicaragua to the United Nations

H.E. Mr. Vassily A. Nebenzla
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations

H.E. Mr. Bashar Ja¡¯afari
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations

H.E. Mr. Samuel Moncada
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations


First Vice-department Director of WPK Central Committee Kim Yo Jong Blasts Chongwadae's Foolish Way of Thinking

Pyongyang, March 3 (KCNA) -- Kim Yo Jong, first vice-department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, released the following statement Tuesday:

As the saying goes, a burnt child dreads the fire. This perfectly fits Chongwadae of south Korea when it responded to the firepower strike drill conducted by the frontline artillerymen of the Korean People's Army Monday.
The drill was not aimed to threaten anybody.
Training is the basic mission of the army responsible for the defence of the country and is an action for self-defence.

However, it is truly shocking to us that Chongwadae talked about "strong regret" and "demanded stop".
This amounts to a truly senseless act as they are actually stereo-typed words often parroted by the Chongwadae and the Ministry of National Defence.
Question is if Chongwadae has got anything to do with us whether we conduct exercises or have rest.

As far as I know, the south side is also fond of joint military exercises and it is preoccupied with all the disgusting acts like purchasing ultra-modern military hardware.
The unobserved deployment of the state-of-the-art fighters in south Korea must be aimed to attack us, not to scatter agricultural chemicals.

It is well known to the world that a joint military exercise slated for March was decided to be postponed because of COVID-19 rampant in south Korea and that such a decision could never have been made by the owners of the Chongwadae as they are indifferent to peace, reconciliation and cooperation.

We are so curious what the south side will say if we ask it to stop the joint military exercise which it is so eager to do, charging that it would be of no help to detente on the Korean peninsula.
It is really the height of folly that those keen on war exercises poke their noses to the military exercises conducted by the other.

They meant they need to get militarily prepared but we should be discouraged from military exercises. Such a gangster-like assertion can never be expected from those with normal way of thinking.
Such incoherent assertion and actions made by Chongwadae only magnify our distrust, hatred and scorn for the south side as a whole.

It is us who have to express "strong regret" at such incoherent and imbecile way of thinking of Chongwadae as it is guided by the logic that only they can conduct military exercises and others can not.

This might greatly offend them but to us what the Chongwadae has done is just like the one done by a mere child.
It is exactly the same way the U.S. does which is apt to making far-fetched assertions.

It is natural for south Korea to take after the U.S., as it has considered the alliance with the U.S. dearer than its own fellow countrymen.
If it is set to get down to doing anything with us, it had better be more brave and fair and square.

The south side's response is so regretful and disappointing but it is somewhat fortunate that it was not direct statement of the president.
How come can all its words and acts be so perfectly foolish in detail.
It could be a little awful comparison, but it is a frightened dog barking noisier just like someone. -0-


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-