Thursday, November 27, 2014

Kim Jong Un Visits Sinchon Museum
Pyongyang, November 25 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, gave field guidance to the Sinchon Museum, an epitome of history showing the brutality and cruelty of the U.S. imperialists and class enemies.
He said he came to the museum to arouse the servicepersons and civilians of the country to an all-out anti-U.S. struggle by intensifying the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. education and class education among them in keeping with the requirements of the prevailing situation and the developing revolution.
Recalling the day in November 1998 when he visited the museum in company with Generalissimo Kim Jong Il, he went round its main building and tombs of 400 mothers and 102 children.
The massacres committed by the U.S. imperialist aggressors in Sinchon evidently showed that they are cannibals and homicides seeking pleasure in slaughter, he said, adding that the Korean people would never forget the brutal atrocities committed by the U.S. murderers and class enemies in Sinchon and many other areas of the northern half of Korea.
Kim Jong Un said that illusion about the enemy just means death and any slightest illusion about the enemy may lead to the renunciation of the revolution and eventually spoil it.
U.S. imperialism is the arch-villain of aggression which came into being and got fattened with aggression and plundering, he pointed out. Its nature and brutality as an aggressor remain unchanged forever, and if there is any change today, it has got more insidious and crafty in the method to satisfy its greed for aggression, he said, stressing that to intensify the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. education and class education at present is vital to the prospect of the Korean revolution and the destiny of the country.
He further said: To intensify the class education is more urgent today when the younger generation, who experienced neither exploitation and oppression nor the stern trials of war, have emerged the driving force of the revolution. The class education should not be delayed or neglected for a moment though time passes and generations are replaced, but it should be intensified in depth and on a permanent basis.
As fish cannot live without water, it is impossible to think about sovereign life of people and dignity and value of human beings without anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. education and class education, he said, stressing that victory of the revolution and socialism mainly depends on how to conduct such education.
He underscored the need to deeply implant the DPRK army and people with the strong anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. class consciousness and the outlook on the principal enemy so as to firmly defend the stronghold of the revolution and class position and achieve the final victory of the Korean revolution.
He urged the party and working people's organizations to intensify the class education among the party members and other working people, well aware of why the Workers' Party of Korea attaches importance to the class education.
He said if the class education is to be intensified, it is important to build up the Sinchon Museum and other class education centers across the country and deepen the education through them.
The Sinchon Museum should be rebuilt into a model of class education centers and data and evidence pieces be displayed well in a scientific way there, he said, adding the museum should be equipped with all facilities for convenience of visitors to it.
Visit to the museum should be organized under a meticulous plan and the efficacy of revenge-vowing meetings at the powder depot, tomb of 400 mothers and tomb of 102 children in Pamnamu (chestnut) Village, which testify to the enemy's atrocities, should be raised to make the visitors nurse surging hatred and revenge upon the enemy, he said.
The supreme leader stressed the need for lecturers at the museum to enhance their responsibility and role in ensuring the class education. Those lecturers are core of the WPK and career revolutionaries as they always stand at the outpost of class education, no matter whether they are recognized or not, implanting the class consciousness into the party members and other working people and servicepersons, he said, adding that deep attention should be paid to their living conditions.
He met Ju Sang Won, who survived at the powder depot of Pamnamu Village, used as a killing place by the U.S. imperialist aggressors during the Korean War, and has served at the museum for decades, and Pak Yong Suk who has been active as a lecturer of the museum for 23 years, and gave pep talks to them.
Kim Jong Un had a photo session with the officials and employees of the museum, expressing belief that they would creditably discharge their heavy yet honorable duty.
Accompanying him were Kim Ki Nam, Han Kwang Sang, Ri Jae Il, Kim Yo Jong and Pak Myong Chol.

Specter of Ruin of Roman Empire Haunts U.S.: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, November 25 (KCNA) -- U.S. President Obama making a speech at a university in Australia recently said it is the best time to live in history but there are so many threats to the present world order that those disputes have to be settled in a peaceful manner.
Secretary of Defense Hagel at a meeting of those concerned of the military in California said there is no guarantee that the U.S. military and technological advantages that became the basis of the international security order in the last century would automatically last in the 21st century, too.
This is a poor shriek of those facing ruin.
This is recognition of the dark reality in the U.S. as it is a reflection of extreme uneasiness and horror-phobia.
The U.S. is now thrown into confusion as its uni-polar domination system called world order is getting out of control.
Its military muscle and dollar's position that have propped Washington's moves for world domination are now sinking rapidly.
The DPRK's access to nukes and its measures for bolstering them qualitatively and quantitatively have become a nightmare-like blow to the U.S. keen to carry out its strategy for world domination.
At a time when the U.S. was grappling with troubles in the Middle East, styling itself a world gendarme without any ground, many countries put spurs to increasing military capabilities to cope with possible aggression by the world's "only superpower".
Lots of aggression wars waged by the U.S. in different parts of the world led to huge military expenditure, plunging the U.S. already saddled with heavy debts into a bottomless financial and economic crisis.
The U.S. excessive issue of dollars for the settlement of the issues of huge military expenditure and financial deficit is resulting in the steady devaluation of the U.S. dollar.
This suicidal act and wide-ranging use of national and regional currencies in various countries and regions are shaking down to the roots the present international financial system with U.S. dollar as a main currency.
To top it all, the U.S. hegemonic moves have been snubbed even by its allies, to say nothing of the international community.
The U.S. is, therefore, driven to its wit's end unable to handle Ukrainian crisis and other major international issues at will.
As a ruining house has often fights, the U.S. is locked in fierce bickering over such complicated issues as military budget.
The U.S. has now the hardest time in its history.
Yet, it has gone so foolish as to cover up its predicament through such talk as the "best time to live" and "peaceful settlement". This reminds one of the old Roman empire that was buried in history after facing a ruin for coveting for prosperity through aggression and wars.
The poor fate of the U.S. reminiscent of the ruin of the Roman empire is a due outcome of its history of aggression and arbitrary practices.


Mt. Paektu and Kim Jong Il

Mt. Paektu, 2 750 m, is the highest mountain in Korea.
Known as the ancestral mountain of the Korean nation and the sacred mountain of the Korean revolution, it is closely associated with the career of Kim Jong Il (1942-2011), eternal Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK.
Paektu Shining Star
Kim Jong Il was born on February 16, 1942, in Mt. Paektu, the base of the armed struggle the Korean people waged to liberate Korea from Japanese military occupation. The anti-Japanese guerrillas, reflecting their earnest wish that he would become the lodestar adding glory to Korea in support of the cause of the respected General Kim Il Sung, the Sun of the nation, wrote on barked trees such slogans as “O Korea and fellow countrymen, Paektu Shining Star was born” and “Long live the Paektu Shining Star that rose over the three thousand-ri land of Korea.”
In 1960 when he entered Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, he wrote a song, titled, “O Korea, I Will Add Glory to Thee,” with a firm determination to be the master of Korea and lead it to a bright future, upholding President Kim Il Sung’s intention.
True to his faith and will, Kim Jong Il developed the Juche idea and the Songun idea created by the President, into the guiding ideologies of the country and the times and thoroughly implemented them, thus building the DPRK into an invincible socialist power.
Led by President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il, the DPRK was called “the country with shining sun and star.”
In the closing years of the last century the DPRK had to suffer worst-ever trials owing to the collapse of socialism in many countries and the imperialist allied forces’ intensive anti-socialist offensives against it. When it was faced with the sudden demise of President Kim Il Sung, there were rumours of possible changes in the DPRK’s policy-making going around in the international community.
At that time Kim Jong Il firmly declared, “Do not expect any change from me!” He said: I am a son of guerrillas. Whatever big obstacles may be in the course of our advance, we should fight fearlessly, inheriting the spirit of Korean revolutionaries who make headway against difficulties. Then he administered at full throttle Songun politics based on the Songun idea authored by   Kim Il Sung.
Under his Songun-based leadership the DPRK emerged victorious in the grim war of defending socialism, thwarting every challenge of the imperialists by dint of powerful military capabilities. His wise leadership ushered in a new era of building a prosperous socialist nation, turning adversity into prosperity and misfortune into blessing.
In August 1998 Kwangmyongsong 1, the first artificial earth satellite of the DPRK, was shot into space, followed by Kwangmyongsong 2 in 2009 and Kwangmyongsong 3-2 in 2012.
Korean satellites which are all named Kwangmyongsong (Shining Star), the byname of    Kim Jong Il, show that the Korean leader promoted the country to the status as high as space and exalted its dignity all across the world.
Thunder over Jong Il Peak

There is a mysteriously shaped peak on top of Mt. Paektu. It is Jong Il Peak, named after Chairman Kim Jong Il. It is said that when he was born a bright morning star rose high in the sky, the ice on Lake Chon broke away, and thunder cracked solemnly.
The thunder over Jong Il Peak which seemed to make the birth of a great person known to the whole world later became the symbol of Kim Jong Il’s great personality.
In early 1993 dark clouds of war began to gather over the Korean peninsula.
In its attempt to stifle the DPRK, taking advantage of the collapse of several socialist countries, the United States instigated the International Atomic Energy Agency to adopt a “resolution” on “special inspection” of military sites in the DPRK on the pretext of suspicions of the latter’s nuclear development. It also announced that the Team Spirit joint military exercise, which had been suspended temporarily, would be resumed and mobilized 200 000-strong aggressive troops and state-of-the-art military hardware including strategic bombers and nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, driving the situation to the brink of war.
The world was very apprehensive of the fate of the DPRK. At that time resolute declarations like roaring thunder over Jong Il Peak were made in the DPRK; the order of the KPA Supreme Commander was issued on declaring a state of semi-war, and the DPRK government made public a statement on its withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.
The Western society was shocked and noted that even though all nuclear bombs on this planet set off they would be less powerful than the DPRK statements. The United States, terrified, was compelled to suspend the joint military exercise and abandon a “special inspection.”
In March 2000 Chairman Kim Jong Il climbed Mt. Paektu and made an important resolution related with the country’s reunification.
Subsequently, a summit meeting of the leaders of the north and south of Korea was held in June in Pyongyang and the June 15 Joint Declaration was adopted.
The adoption of the north-south joint declaration brought about amazing results unprecedented in the history of Korea since its division.
Dialogues and negotiations in the fields of politics, the economy, culture and the military were held between the north and the south, which had been in hostile confrontation with each other for over half a century, producing good fruition of reconciliation and unity, cooperation and exchange. Joint sports meetings and artistic performances, materials exhibitions and seminars of historians, photo shows were held in Pyongyang and Seoul. When the sports teams from the north and south of Korea made a joint entry in the Sydney Olympic Games in September 2000, holding high the flag bearing the map of one Korea, the international community gave them a big hand. Land, air and sea routes that had been cut off for more than 50 years were reopened, and members of the separated families and relatives met.
People call the new era of history that gave birth to these miraculous events June 15 reunification era which dawned with the thunder over Jong Il Peak.
The august name and career of Chairman Kim Jong Il will shine forever with sacred Mt. Paektu.



Kim Jong Un Visits Sinchon Museum
Pyongyang, November 25 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, gave field guidance to the Sinchon Museum, an epitome of history showing the brutality and cruelty of the U.S. imperialists and class enemies.
He said he came to the museum to arouse the servicepersons and civilians of the country to an all-out anti-U.S. struggle by intensifying the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. education and class education among them in keeping with the requirements of the prevailing situation and the developing revolution.
Recalling the day in November 1998 when he visited the museum in company with Generalissimo Kim Jong Il, he went round its main building and tombs of 400 mothers and 102 children.
The massacres committed by the U.S. imperialist aggressors in Sinchon evidently showed that they are cannibals and homicides seeking pleasure in slaughter, he said, adding that the Korean people would never forget the brutal atrocities committed by the U.S. murderers and class enemies in Sinchon and many other areas of the northern half of Korea.
Kim Jong Un said that illusion about the enemy just means death and any slightest illusion about the enemy may lead to the renunciation of the revolution and eventually spoil it.
U.S. imperialism is the arch-villain of aggression which came into being and got fattened with aggression and plundering, he pointed out. Its nature and brutality as an aggressor remain unchanged forever, and if there is any change today, it has got more insidious and crafty in the method to satisfy its greed for aggression, he said, stressing that to intensify the anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. education and class education at present is vital to the prospect of the Korean revolution and the destiny of the country.
He further said: To intensify the class education is more urgent today when the younger generation, who experienced neither exploitation and oppression nor the stern trials of war, have emerged the driving force of the revolution. The class education should not be delayed or neglected for a moment though time passes and generations are replaced, but it should be intensified in depth and on a permanent basis.
As fish cannot live without water, it is impossible to think about sovereign life of people and dignity and value of human beings without anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. education and class education, he said, stressing that victory of the revolution and socialism mainly depends on how to conduct such education.
He underscored the need to deeply implant the DPRK army and people with the strong anti-imperialist, anti-U.S. class consciousness and the outlook on the principal enemy so as to firmly defend the stronghold of the revolution and class position and achieve the final victory of the Korean revolution.
He urged the party and working people's organizations to intensify the class education among the party members and other working people, well aware of why the Workers' Party of Korea attaches importance to the class education.
He said if the class education is to be intensified, it is important to build up the Sinchon Museum and other class education centers across the country and deepen the education through them.
The Sinchon Museum should be rebuilt into a model of class education centers and data and evidence pieces be displayed well in a scientific way there, he said, adding the museum should be equipped with all facilities for convenience of visitors to it.
Visit to the museum should be organized under a meticulous plan and the efficacy of revenge-vowing meetings at the powder depot, tomb of 400 mothers and tomb of 102 children in Pamnamu (chestnut) Village, which testify to the enemy's atrocities, should be raised to make the visitors nurse surging hatred and revenge upon the enemy, he said.
The supreme leader stressed the need for lecturers at the museum to enhance their responsibility and role in ensuring the class education. Those lecturers are core of the WPK and career revolutionaries as they always stand at the outpost of class education, no matter whether they are recognized or not, implanting the class consciousness into the party members and other working people and servicepersons, he said, adding that deep attention should be paid to their living conditions.
He met Ju Sang Won, who survived at the powder depot of Pamnamu Village, used as a killing place by the U.S. imperialist aggressors during the Korean War, and has served at the museum for decades, and Pak Yong Suk who has been active as a lecturer of the museum for 23 years, and gave pep talks to them.
Kim Jong Un had a photo session with the officials and employees of the museum, expressing belief that they would creditably discharge their heavy yet honorable duty.
Accompanying him were Kim Ki Nam, Han Kwang Sang, Ri Jae Il, Kim Yo Jong and Pak Myong Chol.

Specter of Ruin of Roman Empire Haunts U.S.: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, November 25 (KCNA) -- U.S. President Obama making a speech at a university in Australia recently said it is the best time to live in history but there are so many threats to the present world order that those disputes have to be settled in a peaceful manner.
Secretary of Defense Hagel at a meeting of those concerned of the military in California said there is no guarantee that the U.S. military and technological advantages that became the basis of the international security order in the last century would automatically last in the 21st century, too.
This is a poor shriek of those facing ruin.
This is recognition of the dark reality in the U.S. as it is a reflection of extreme uneasiness and horror-phobia.
The U.S. is now thrown into confusion as its uni-polar domination system called world order is getting out of control.
Its military muscle and dollar's position that have propped Washington's moves for world domination are now sinking rapidly.
The DPRK's access to nukes and its measures for bolstering them qualitatively and quantitatively have become a nightmare-like blow to the U.S. keen to carry out its strategy for world domination.
At a time when the U.S. was grappling with troubles in the Middle East, styling itself a world gendarme without any ground, many countries put spurs to increasing military capabilities to cope with possible aggression by the world's "only superpower".
Lots of aggression wars waged by the U.S. in different parts of the world led to huge military expenditure, plunging the U.S. already saddled with heavy debts into a bottomless financial and economic crisis.
The U.S. excessive issue of dollars for the settlement of the issues of huge military expenditure and financial deficit is resulting in the steady devaluation of the U.S. dollar.
This suicidal act and wide-ranging use of national and regional currencies in various countries and regions are shaking down to the roots the present international financial system with U.S. dollar as a main currency.
To top it all, the U.S. hegemonic moves have been snubbed even by its allies, to say nothing of the international community.
The U.S. is, therefore, driven to its wit's end unable to handle Ukrainian crisis and other major international issues at will.
As a ruining house has often fights, the U.S. is locked in fierce bickering over such complicated issues as military budget.
The U.S. has now the hardest time in its history.
Yet, it has gone so foolish as to cover up its predicament through such talk as the "best time to live" and "peaceful settlement". This reminds one of the old Roman empire that was buried in history after facing a ruin for coveting for prosperity through aggression and wars.
The poor fate of the U.S. reminiscent of the ruin of the Roman empire is a due outcome of its history of aggression and arbitrary practices.


Human Rights Issue: Why Is This Issue So Serious?

Today the US and other Western countries are increasing the intensity of crackdown on the human rights of the peoples of their countries, including their socio-economic and cultural rights as well as political freedom and right.
In the US, the number of whose population accounts for 5% of the world population, there are prisoners whose proportion accounts for 25% of the total number of prisoners in the world. Today, when the world is dashing to scale a new peak of human civilization, medieval torture and other kinds of human rights violation are being committed in the prison camps in the US.
Racial discrimination in the US, a self-acclaimed model country in the human rights field, is cutting a wide swath under official and open patronage.
The chain murder of innocent young black people committed by white policemen recently threw the whole world into consternation.
Many working people bereft of the rights to existence and labour are wandering about in the streets as unemployed in the US and other Western countries.
Extreme selfishness, misanthropy and such crimes as murder, robbery, rape, prostitution, racial discrimination and discrimination and maltreatment of the American Indians and immigrants are prevalent in the American society, making people live in constant fear and discomfort.
Under the signboard of “defending human rights” the US launches aggressive wars, enslaving peoples of other countries and openly interfering in their internal affairs, and thus violate their human rights. These aggressive wars not only trample upon their sovereignty but also claim the lives of their peoples, threaten their right to existence and restrict their socio-economic and cultural progress. Typical examples are the armed aggression against Grenada, air campaign against the former Yugoslavia and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The US has set up secret prison camps in various parts of the world, abducting people and torturing them in these camps. In the prison camp in the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay 160 persons are still groaning.
The drone attacks committed by the US are claiming many lives in Pakistan, Yemen and other countries.
The indiscriminate phone tapping and e-mail stealing by the US which have been exposed recently are illegal acts of espionage and, at the same time, brazen-faced violation of human rights. Until now the US has set up phone-tapping facilities in over 80 places across the world, and wiretapped the telephone conversations of not only presidents and other high-ranking officials of their allies but also ordinary citizens by enlisting the National Security Agency and other intelligence organs.
Picking a quarrel with the “human rights issue” in the countries that are following the road of independence, the US and other Western countries are interfering in their internal affairs, toppling their legitimate governments and suppressing human rights in these countries. These days the US and other Western countries are egging on international organizations to kick a fuss about the “human rights issue” in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This, in essence, is a serious act of aggression aimed at overthrowing its system and government. This is aggravating the situation in the Korean peninsula and the region surrounding it.
Many countries in the world still suffer from internal conflict and unrest, their peoples’ right to life being seriously threatened. One of the major reasons of this is that the US and other Western countries are aggravating the situations and attempting to fish in troubled water by capitalizing on the conflict and unrest. Many countries are experiencing economic difficulties and their peoples’ right to existence is being seriously threatened because of the economic sanctions and blockade imposed by the US and other Western countries.
The human rights issue is getting more serious and complicated as the days go by owing to the US high-handedness, arbitrariness and double standards. These days dialogue and collaboration for the promotion of genuine human rights on the international scale have disappeared, and high-handedness, arbitrariness and double standards produced by the political interests of some countries are cutting a wide swath. In disregard of the principles of mutual respect, trust and benefit and noninterference in other’s internal affairs, they are unilaterally demanding “cooperation” and “collaboration” in the field of human rights so as to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.
It is a matter of course that cooperation and collaboration among countries are needed to resolve the human rights issue. However, these cooperation and collaboration must be subject to the commonly recognized principles of international law and must not be used as a precondition for interference in others’ internal affairs.
The US and other Western countries are making this issue more complicated by bringing it not only to UN and other international political organizations but to international economic and trade organizations. International economic and trade organizations are discussing human rights issue, which is irrelevant with economic and trade issues, and this brings about sharp antagonism among countries. This is a stark reality of today.
The fact that US releases a “human rights report” every year and adopts federal laws against other sovereign states shows how far its high-handedness, arbitrariness and double standards have gone. It has made public such report this year again, in which it claimed that China, Russia, Cuba, Iran and some other countries violated human rights of their people and that no other country now makes efforts to defend human rights as the US does.

The international community laments the present reality in which the greatest human rights violator behaves itself as “human rights judge.”
Mt. Paektu and Kim Jong Il

Mt. Paektu, 2 750 m, is the highest mountain in Korea.
Known as the ancestral mountain of the Korean nation and the sacred mountain of the Korean revolution, it is closely associated with the career of Kim Jong Il (1942-2011), eternal Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK.
Paektu Shining Star
Kim Jong Il was born on February 16, 1942, in Mt. Paektu, the base of the armed struggle the Korean people waged to liberate Korea from Japanese military occupation. The anti-Japanese guerrillas, reflecting their earnest wish that he would become the lodestar adding glory to Korea in support of the cause of the respected General Kim Il Sung, the Sun of the nation, wrote on barked trees such slogans as “O Korea and fellow countrymen, Paektu Shining Star was born” and “Long live the Paektu Shining Star that rose over the three thousand-ri land of Korea.”
In 1960 when he entered Kim Il Sung University in Pyongyang, he wrote a song, titled, “O Korea, I Will Add Glory to Thee,” with a firm determination to be the master of Korea and lead it to a bright future, upholding President Kim Il Sung’s intention.
True to his faith and will, Kim Jong Il developed the Juche idea and the Songun idea created by the President, into the guiding ideologies of the country and the times and thoroughly implemented them, thus building the DPRK into an invincible socialist power.
Led by President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il, the DPRK was called “the country with shining sun and star.”
In the closing years of the last century the DPRK had to suffer worst-ever trials owing to the collapse of socialism in many countries and the imperialist allied forces’ intensive anti-socialist offensives against it. When it was faced with the sudden demise of President Kim Il Sung, there were rumours of possible changes in the DPRK’s policy-making going around in the international community.
At that time Kim Jong Il firmly declared, “Do not expect any change from me!” He said: I am a son of guerrillas. Whatever big obstacles may be in the course of our advance, we should fight fearlessly, inheriting the spirit of Korean revolutionaries who make headway against difficulties. Then he administered at full throttle Songun politics based on the Songun idea authored by   Kim Il Sung.
Under his Songun-based leadership the DPRK emerged victorious in the grim war of defending socialism, thwarting every challenge of the imperialists by dint of powerful military capabilities. His wise leadership ushered in a new era of building a prosperous socialist nation, turning adversity into prosperity and misfortune into blessing.
In August 1998 Kwangmyongsong 1, the first artificial earth satellite of the DPRK, was shot into space, followed by Kwangmyongsong 2 in 2009 and Kwangmyongsong 3-2 in 2012.
Korean satellites which are all named Kwangmyongsong (Shining Star), the byname of    Kim Jong Il, show that the Korean leader promoted the country to the status as high as space and exalted its dignity all across the world.
Thunder over Jong Il Peak

There is a mysteriously shaped peak on top of Mt. Paektu. It is Jong Il Peak, named after Chairman Kim Jong Il. It is said that when he was born a bright morning star rose high in the sky, the ice on Lake Chon broke away, and thunder cracked solemnly.
The thunder over Jong Il Peak which seemed to make the birth of a great person known to the whole world later became the symbol of Kim Jong Il’s great personality.
In early 1993 dark clouds of war began to gather over the Korean peninsula.
In its attempt to stifle the DPRK, taking advantage of the collapse of several socialist countries, the United States instigated the International Atomic Energy Agency to adopt a “resolution” on “special inspection” of military sites in the DPRK on the pretext of suspicions of the latter’s nuclear development. It also announced that the Team Spirit joint military exercise, which had been suspended temporarily, would be resumed and mobilized 200 000-strong aggressive troops and state-of-the-art military hardware including strategic bombers and nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, driving the situation to the brink of war.
The world was very apprehensive of the fate of the DPRK. At that time resolute declarations like roaring thunder over Jong Il Peak were made in the DPRK; the order of the KPA Supreme Commander was issued on declaring a state of semi-war, and the DPRK government made public a statement on its withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.
The Western society was shocked and noted that even though all nuclear bombs on this planet set off they would be less powerful than the DPRK statements. The United States, terrified, was compelled to suspend the joint military exercise and abandon a “special inspection.”
In March 2000 Chairman Kim Jong Il climbed Mt. Paektu and made an important resolution related with the country’s reunification.
Subsequently, a summit meeting of the leaders of the north and south of Korea was held in June in Pyongyang and the June 15 Joint Declaration was adopted.
The adoption of the north-south joint declaration brought about amazing results unprecedented in the history of Korea since its division.
Dialogues and negotiations in the fields of politics, the economy, culture and the military were held between the north and the south, which had been in hostile confrontation with each other for over half a century, producing good fruition of reconciliation and unity, cooperation and exchange. Joint sports meetings and artistic performances, materials exhibitions and seminars of historians, photo shows were held in Pyongyang and Seoul. When the sports teams from the north and south of Korea made a joint entry in the Sydney Olympic Games in September 2000, holding high the flag bearing the map of one Korea, the international community gave them a big hand. Land, air and sea routes that had been cut off for more than 50 years were reopened, and members of the separated families and relatives met.
People call the new era of history that gave birth to these miraculous events June 15 reunification era which dawned with the thunder over Jong Il Peak.
The august name and career of Chairman Kim Jong Il will shine forever with sacred Mt. Paektu.



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Kim Jong Il’s Exploits in Party Building
In the whole period of leading the WPK he raised as the principal task its strengthening into the party of Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), its founder, both in name and reality, and put it into effect.
He formulated the revolutionary idea, Juche idea, authored by Kim Il Sung as the only guiding ideology of the WPK, and proclaimed the modelling of the whole society on the Juche idea as its highest programme.
Thanks to his guidance, the WPK has developed into a body ideologically pure, organizationally integrated and unified in action, into a body in which the monolithic ideological system and monolithic leadership system of the leader are firmly established.
In those days, owing to the manoeuvres of modern revisionists, the authority of the leaders was undermined in the ruling parties in several socialist countries, and the socialist movement of the world was undergoing twists and turns. However, the WPK consolidated as firm as a rock its organizational and ideological unity and cohesion with Kim Il Sung at the centre true to his cause of party building, and this was a valuable fruit of Kim Jong Il’s thoroughgoing outlook on the leader, unparalled insight, principled and resolute political decision and seasoned leadership ability.
Kim Jong Il built the WPK into a party which had formed an integral whole with the masses of the people, bears full responsibility for people’s destiny and faithfully serves them.
Raising the strengthening of the blood-sealed ties between the WPK and the people and the consolidation of its mass foundation as an important principle in its building and a matter that has bearing on its very existence, he saw to it that all its organizations and officials thoroughly implemented its mass line and always went among the people to live and work as their servants.
True to his benevolent politics and all-embracing politics, the WPK successfully achieved the single-hearted unity of the leader, the Party and the masses for the first time in history in the midst of worldwide political upheavals, turned the whole society into a great harmonious socialist family, and displayed the might of an invincible party which leads to victory the cause of socialist construction enjoying the absolute support and trust of the broad sections of the masses at all times.
Kim Jong Il developed the WPK into a powerful political force that leads the revolutionary cause of Songun.
He was on the road of Songun-based revolutionary leadership with Kim Il Sung in his early years and was deeply interested in the development of the Korean People’s Army. He realized definite leadership of the WPK over the army and led the latter to carry out the line of modelling itself on the Juche idea.
Noteworthy is that he formulated Songun politics as the main mode of socialist politics in the 1990s as demanded by the changed environment and the developing situation, and further developed the WPK into a political organization that leads the Songun revolution.
Having identified Songun as the lifeline of the Party and the revolution and solved all the problems based on the principle of giving precedence to military affairs, he raised the KPA as the main force for the socialist cause and led it energetically to the successful fulfilment of its mission and role as the standard-bearer of the Songun revolution as he continued the long march of Songun.
He ensured that all Party members learned from the political and ideological traits of the service personnel and the revolutionary and militant working spirit, the method of Party’s political work in the army and its living examples of cooperation between military and political officers were popularized among Party organizations and its officials, thus markedly improving the spirit of the revolution, organization, discipline and unity of the WPK and enhancing its leading authority and role in the revolution and construction.
Kim Jong Il led the service personnel and people of the DPRK to acquire formidable spiritual strength so that they could bring about an epoch-making changes and miracles in implementing the cause of the WPK, the cause of building a thriving socialist country.
Having turned Party work definitely into work with people, work with their thoughts and feelings, in his early years, he led the WPK to hold fast to people’s thinking as the key in the revolution and construction, raised the political and ideological work as the first process of all undertakings to enhance in every way the revolutionary zeal and creative activeness of the masses and, by relying on them, vigorously advanced the gigantic historic cause of transforming nature, society and man as required by the Juche idea.
In the mid-1990s he made public Giving Priority to Ideological Work Is Essential for Accomplishing Socialism, Socialism Is a Science and other works and kindled more fiercely the flames of ideological revolution to make the service personnel and people cherish a conviction in the sure victory of socialism. It provided a powerful guarantee for win victory defending socialism and building a thriving country.
Thanks to the far-sighted leadership of Kim Jong Il who devoted primary efforts to the strengthening of the ideological position in the revolution and construction, the service personnel and people of the DPRK, with indomitable mental strength, could completely change the looks of the country, accelerate putting the national economy on a modern and informatic footing and ushered in a heyday in developing the country’s science and technology and building socialist culture under difficult conditions.
The exploits Kim Jong Il performed for building the WPK will shine forever together with socialist Korea which is winning victory after victory.



Kim Jong Un Inspects Factory
Pyongyang, November 15 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA), inspected the February 20 Factory of the KPA which has turned into a model of foodstuff factories in the country.
In May last year when visiting the factory, he set forth the task for updating it as required by the new century and took benevolent measures for it.
Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un toured the production control room, sci-tech dissemination room, combined processing workshop and other places of the factory to learn in detail about its modernization.
He expressed great satisfaction over the fact that a work to put all production processes of the factory on an automated, unmanned, germ-free and dust-free basis was successfully carried out, true to the intention of the party.
What pleased him in particular is the perfect establishment of integrated control system over production and management activities such as production of goods, quality control and administration, he said, adding that the factory is the best in the country in terms of scale and intelligent and IT level.
The modernization of canned meat, bean paste and soy, butter and other production processes removed manual labor in all the processes from raw material feeding to packing, remarkably raising the productivity with less manpower. And it helped thoroughly ensure the hygienic safety of products and improve their color, flavor and quality, he noted.
The afforestation of the factory is admirable and its cultured ways in production and life has been established on a high level, he said, praising it as a model factory in the era of the WPK, a factory excellent both in interior and exterior.
Saying that the factory has turned into a model for accelerating the technical updating of the country's foodstuff industry, he urged other foodstuff factories to regard it as an icon and standard one in their technical improvement.
Stressing the importance to properly set the criterion of modernization, he said that the modernization expected by the party is not the one based on other countries' efforts and technology or import of their equipment but the one depending on domestic forces and technology.
Noting that the factory was remodeled to meet the requirements of the age of knowledge-based economy by effectively utilizing domestic sci-tech forces, he gave thanks in the name of the WPK Central Committee to the scientists and technicians of Kim Chaek University of Technology, Pyongyang University of Mechanical Engineering, Pyongyang Han Tok Su University of Light Industry, Hamhung University of Chemical Engineering and other relevant units for their positive contribution to updating the factory.
Then, he went round the modernly-built cultural hall for workers at the factory and enjoyed a performance given by its art group.
Noting that he was pleased to see the modernized factory but he was more pleased to feel the ideological and moral qualities of its workers thoroughly armed with the Juche idea, he said that he got strong courage and energy while reading their mind to share their destiny with the party and hardened his belief that he could cheerfully overcome any difficulties as there is the creditable working class.
He had a photo session with the employees of the factory as he promised during his May visit to do when it would be updated on the level expected by the party.
Accompanying him were Choe Ryong Hae, Hwang Pyong So, So Hong Chan, Han Kwang Sang and Ri Jae Il.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Visits Central Tree Nursery
Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the Central Tree Nursery and set forth vital tasks for turning the whole country into a thick woodland and greenery.
He went round a mosaic depicting leader Kim Jong Il, newly built in the compound of the Central Tree Nursery, and then a room dedicated to the history of the nursery, recollecting the day when he visited it in company with Kim Jong Il in October 2011.
Kim Jong Un noted that Kim Jong Il, who had paid deep attention to the afforestation of the country all his life, left such modern sapling production base as the nursery as a legacy, thus laying a solid foundation for turning the whole country into a thick woodland and greenery.
Then he toured sapling greenhouse, sapling field and other parts of the nursery to learn in detail about how it has implemented the behests of Kim Jong Il.
He expressed great satisfaction over the achievements made by the officials and employees of the Ministry of Land and Environment Protection and the Central Tree Nursery to strictly implement Kim Jong Il's on-site instructions.
He instructed the nursery to turn out more saplings by expanding its sapling production base, perfect the tree planting and rearing method suited to the features of the country and grow saplings not only for timber forest but also for gardening.
It is also needed to push ahead with the work to introduce the advanced science and technology such as acclimating good species of saplings from other countries, he said.
After touring the nursery, supreme leader Kim Jong Un set forth the highly important tasks for turning the whole country into a thick woodland and greenery.
He said that the forest resources of the country shrank in bulk during the Arduous March, the forced march and the state of forest denudation is very serious.
Stressing that there is no space now to step back, leaving bare mountains as they are, he ardently called on the entire party and army and all the people to turn out in a general mobilization for recovering them, deeming this campaign a war with nature as the whole country rose from the debris during the post-war reconstruction.
He said: Since afforestation assumes a protracted nature, we should constantly push ahead with the work to plant and protect trees under a far-sighted plan, bearing deep in mind the aphorism of leader Kim Jong Il that we should live not merely for today but for tomorrow.
He stressed the need to conduct throughout society such mass movement as a movement for wining the titles of socialist patriotic woods and model-forest county.
The work for planting and protecting trees, our noble duty and a supreme patriotic work for the future of the country and its eternal prosperity, should be conducted in a mass campaign, he said, again calling for displaying the army-people coordinated operation’s might to turn the whole country into a thick woodland.
He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Choe Thae Bok, O Su Yong, Han Kwang Sang and Ri Jae Il.

NPCK Spokesman Denounces Hoguk Drills in S. Korea
Pyongyang, November 13 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea (NPCK) Thursday made public a statement in denunciation of the largest-ever 2014 Hoguk drills kicked off by the south Korean puppet group on Monday.
The statement said that the Hoguk drills more bellicose than ever before are an intolerable mockery at all Koreans and the international community desirous of the improved inter-Korean relations and peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and an unpardonable grave provocation to the DPRK. It went on:
The DPRK has made every possible effort for national reconciliation and unity and improvement of the north-south relations despite the complicated situation.
Contrary to this, the south Korean puppet group fired bullets and shells at the DPRK's warship and service personnel on a routine patrol duty in the hotspot waters in the West Sea and the area along the Military Demarcation Line. It hurled human scum into ceaseless leaflet scattering operations hurting the dignity and social system of the DPRK, driving the north-south relations to an extreme phase of confrontation.
Meanwhile, the south Korean regime is going all the more frantic in its moves to unleash a war against the north as evidenced by the introduction of PAC 3 from the U.S. and the staging of a drill to counter the north's new type sub by use of a U.S. sub, talking about Kill Chain and the building of a missile shield.
The Hoguk kicked off by the south Korean warmongers under such situation is aimed at rounding off the preparations for a nuclear war against the north together with their American master and pushing the tensions to an extreme pitch to start a war at any cost.
It is also designed to justify the criminal indefinite extension of the transfer of the right to wartime operation control and south Korea's involvement in the U.S. building of its missile shield and boost the morale of the south Korean puppet army that sagged due to its worst military discipline and corruption in a bid to use it as a shock brigade in a war against the north and tide over its serious ruling crisis through a security row.
No matter how noisily the puppet chief executive is crying out for "the north's dismantlement of nukes" and talking about the "Northeast Asian peace and cooperation" in the international arena after reducing south Korea to a theater of war drills, no one would lend an ear to her. She will only become a laughing stock of the world.
Those who are fond of playing with fire are bound to perish in the flames kindled by themselves.

KPA Front Command Gives Warning to S. Korean Military
Pyongyang, November 15 (KCNA) -- The Front Command of the Korean People's Army (KPA) issued the following report on Saturday:
Recently the south Korean puppet military warmongers have gone extremely reckless in making provocations in the area of the Military Demarcation Line, timing to coincide with the Hoguk-14 war maneuvers kicked off in south Korea to invade the DPRK.
From mid-October they began warning broadcast with vulgar words while firing bullets toward our servicepersons on their routine patrol duty in our side's area north of the MDL. Even, they let armed rascals occupy positions and take firing posture to intentionally get on our servicepersons' nerves.
On November 14 alone, they made rough warning broadcast for scores of times toward our soldiers patrolling the north's area along the MDL in the western and central fronts.
Earlier, they did not hesitate to fire 12.7mm machineguns and 5.56mm automatic rifles in the eastern front.
The patrolling in the north's area of the MDL belongs to our legitimate right.
The south Korean puppet military warmongers should be mindful that such reckless military provocations in the area of MDL may invite unforeseeable retaliation strikes, which will immediately lead to a great war of justice for national reunification.
The KPA Front Command, upon authorization, gravely warns the south Korean puppet military warmongers to stop the reckless military provocations in the whole front at once.
If they continue the military provocation despite our warning, they will have to pay at the cost of their blood.

S. Korea Accused of Pushing Inter-Korean Relations to
Uncontrollable Phase of Catastrophe
Pyongyang, November 15 (KCNA) -- The north-south high-level contact has failed to take place though it had been high on the agenda amid great expectation and concern of all Koreans.
This being a stark reality, the south Korean authorities are obliged to buckle down to putting the situation under control, feeling heavy remorse for it, though belatedly.
Nevertheless, they are misleading the public opinion at home and abroad by creating the impression that the prevailing situation was created by the north's act of reneging on the bilateral agreement, bereft of elementary face.
They are behaving so ridiculously as to urge the north to retract "unreasonable preconditions" and "change its attitude."
What merits a more serious attention is the fact that they are pushing the overall inter-Korean relations to a more uncontrollable phase of catastrophe, getting more frantic in their anti-DPRK confrontation racket.
In this connection, the Policy Department of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK was authorized to clarify the truth about the prevailing situation and issue a statement reiterating its principled stand internally and externally on Saturday.
The north-south high-level contact was another patriotic step taken and whose preparations were made progress thanks to the noble intention of the sagacious supreme leadership of the DPRK to turn a lane for mending the inter-Korean relations into a wide avenue and make a new history of the relations, the statement noted, and continued:
It was thanks to this step taken into consideration of not only the present destiny of all Koreans but their future hope that the sports team of the DPRK took part in the Asian Games and a highest-level delegation of the DPRK visited Inchon on October 4, reaching a historic agreement.
In the consequent period, too, the DPRK made every sincere effort to rev up the hard-won precious atmosphere of mending the relations.
The south Korean authorities, however, opted for pushing the inter-Korean relations to a more deplorable phase.
On Oct. 25 they began scattering leaflets hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and insulting its inviolable social system in all areas along the Military Demarcation Line including the western and central sectors of the front.
They escalated the intrusion of their naval warships into the territorial waters of the DPRK under the pretext of defending the "northern limit line" in the waters of the West Sea of Korea.
From mid-October they began airing vulgar warning programs and recklessly firing bullets at servicepersons of the Korean People's Army on their routine patrol duty in the north's side area north of the Military Demarcation Line.
The south Korean authorities who vociferated about the mending of the inter-Korean relations and high-level contact started the large-scale Hoguk-14 drills on November 10, making a total war against the north an established fact.
The reality goes to prove that they are aborting the north-south high-level contact, denying any process to mend the relations and kicking up reckless political and military confrontation rackets.
This is the truth of the present bedeviled north-south relations for which the south Korean authorities are wholly to blame.
The Policy Department of the NDC of the DPRK once again clarified a series of its principled stand in reflection of the will of its army and people enraged by the truth about the south Korean authorities' reckless behavior.
Firstly, it is our stand that the south Korean authorities can never expect any improvement of the north-south relations and any dialogue and contact as long as they persist in their vicious anti-DPRK confrontation rackets.
The present chief executive of south Korea uttered there is a dialogue even in the battle field.
It is sheer sophism as she revealed her shameless intention to negotiate with the north while inciting distrust, hostility and confrontation.
Nothing is more foolish than knocking at the door of dialogue and calling for contact while escalating the nuclear blackmail against the north by frequently introducing nuclear strike means from the U.S. into south Korea by land, sea and air.
The DPRK has so far stressed more than once that war maneuvers cannot go with dialogue.
If the south Korean authorities truly want improved relations and dialogue, they should make a policy decision to halt the anti-DPRK leaflet scattering operations, to begin with.
If they do not pursue a sinister aim in their lip-service to improved relations and dialogue, they should not resort to all sorts of unjustifiable provocations on the ground and in the seas and the air.
It is the DPRK's assertion that if they are to opt for improved relations and dialogue, they should create a corresponding atmosphere and take an attitude as a dialogue partner.
Secondly, it is our stand that they should boldly discard all bad habits of having reneged on the inter-Korean agreements for several generations before talking about someone's "observation of the agreements".
The inter-Korean agreements are the gains common to the nation attained irrespective of ideology, social system, ideal and religious belief without exception and the historic tasks of the nation to be fulfilled without fail.
Accordingly, no one is entitled to breach all agreements of the north and the south, big and small, which they pledged to implement before the nation.
However, the south Korean authorities have bedeviled the inter-Korean relations by deliberately trampling down and scrapping the hard-won bilateral agreements.
At the north-south high-level contact made at the outset of the year the present south Korean chief executive let her confidants agree with the north to halt slandering each other. They were so crafty as to request it to "believe in the will of the president" and claim that "it would be clear if it followed the development."
The south Korean authorities had better learn the habit of honestly fulfilling the agreements reached before paying lip-service to "improved relations" and "confidence-building."
If they truly want improved relations and dialogue, they should make such bold decision as abandoning the bad habit of deliberately reneging on the hard-won national agreements. This is our stance.
Thirdly, the south Korean authorities including the present chief executive should behave in such a manner as to be helpful to the national reconciliation and unity if they truly want improved relations. This is our stand.
A wicked chief executive is bound to pursue an evil policy as an adage says muddy spring will have muddy streams.
It is the unanimous comment of the world people that they know no such wicked lady as the present south Korean chief executive. She knows nothing but letting loose reckless remarks escalating confrontation with fellow countrymen in the north wherever she goes without thinking over the consequences to be entailed by them.
Her confrontation hysteria is accompanied by evildoings of authorities under her.
This is evidenced by the behavior of Jong Hong Won who held the post of "prime minister" again after being forsaken by the angered public for his ill-fame. Ryu Kil Jae, "minister of Unification," is also laying bare his true colors as a despicable confrontation maniac though he uttered so many good words at the negotiating table before us.
The present chief executive of Chongwadae, before anyone else, had better stop recklessly wagging her tongue and all the south Korean authorities should halt their reckless confrontation rows if they have even an iota of sincerity for improving the north-south ties.
This is our principled stand and assertion.

The south Korean authorities would be well advised to bear deep in mind the noble intention of the supreme leadership of the DPRK to make a new history of improving the relations between the north and the south so that they may not regret later, the statement stressed.