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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

First Vice Department Director of WPK Central Committee Issues Statement


Pyongyang, June 13 (KCNA) -- Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, released the following statement on Saturday: I fully sympathize with the statement released by the director of the United Front Department of the Central Committee of the WPK yesterday.
 If the south Korean authorities have now capability and courage to carry out at once the thing they have failed to do for the past two years, why are the north-south relations still in stalemate like now? We should not lend an ear to and trust the trite language let out by them for only form's sake as they always make a fuss belatedly, nor pardon the sins committed by the betrayers and human scum. Getting stronger day by day are the unanimous voices of all our people demanding for surely settling accounts with the riff-raff who dared hurt the absolute prestige of our Supreme Leader representing our country and its great dignity and flied rubbish to the inviolable territory of our side and with those who connived at such hooliganism, whatever may happen.
The judgment that we should force the betrayers and human scum to pay the dearest price for their crimes and the retaliatory action plans we have made on this basis have become a firm public opinion at home, not part of the work of the field in charge of the affairs with enemy. It is necessary to make them keenly feel what they have done and what inviolability they hurt amiss.
It is better to take a series of retaliatory actions, instead of releasing this kind of statement, which those with bad ears may miscalculate as the "one for threatening" or from which they can make any rubbishy comments on our intention as they please. I feel it is high time to surely break with the south Korean authorities.
We will soon take a next action. By exercising my power authorized by the Supreme Leader, our Party and the state, I gave an instruction to the arms of the department in charge of the affairs with enemy to decisively carry out the next action. Before long, a tragic scene of the useless north-south joint liaison office completely collapsed would be seen.
If I drop a hint of our next plan the south Korean authorities are anxious about, the right to taking the next action against the enemy will be entrusted to the General Staff of our army. Our army, too, will determine something for cooling down our people's resentment and surely carry out it, I believe. Rubbish must be thrown into dustbin.

North-South Ties Have Reached Uncontrollable Phase: Director of United Front Department of WPK Central Committee


Pyongyang, June 12 (KCNA) -- Jang Kum Chol, director of the United Front Department of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), made public the following statement on Friday: There is a famous Korean proverb saying "To shut the stable-door after the horse is stolen".
This perfectly fits Chongwadae of south Korea which made public its stand regarding the scattering of leaflets on June 11. Chongwadae finally opened a meeting of the permanent committee of the Security Council, breaking its silence, in which it defined the act of scattering leaflets against the north as an act of falling foul of the laws currently in force, and officially made public its stand that it would seriously respond to the breach of the law and abide by all the agreements between the south and the north.
Chongwadae which kept itself hidden behind the "Unification Ministry", panic-stricken over the recent incident, has now come to the fore and expressed its stand as if to make a "big decision". But this leaves us doubtful, much less convinced. Their statement sounds like an apology or repentance, and their "resolution to take counteraction" sounds plausible. But it is hard to clear the doubt that it can be just a brainstorm trick of Chongwadae to tide over the present crisis.
Thus, its attitude of repentance is too timid, when compared with the gravity of the crime committed. The south Korean authorities have so far been best at paying lip-service. They have availed themselves of every chance to unleash spurious words while reading others' faces with hesitation.
It was not due to the lack of verbal or written promises that the north- south ties have become as how they are now. It was because they had no will to implement the words they uttered and the commitments they made, they had no force to carry them out with determination and they were weak and incompetent. Now they barely put to use the laws that had already been in place.
A new law touted by them is still far way off. Can we pin any hope for the law to take effect? Had they been truly concerned about the north-south relations getting deteriorated, they could have made dozens of such laws for the past two years since the adoption of the Panmunjom Declaration. Even at this moment, the conservative group of south Korea reproaches the authorities, talking about "low-postured attitude toward the north" and "submission", and human scum pledge to scatter leaflets again on June 15 and 25.
It doesn't stop daringly insulting and defaming the dignity of our supreme leadership. No one can vouch that the south Korean regime would suppress its master's hindrance and control all sorts of trouble-making noise that is made under the slogan of "freedom of expression" at home. Now Chongwadae, the ministry of Unification and even the ruling party are running helter-skelter, talking about "good-for-nothing act" and "stern counteraction".
They say that they would check the leaflet-scattering by mobilizing the police forces but it is uncertain whether they can properly do their job as they fail to exercise even their public power. They brag as if they have belatedly put the situation under control but such behavior cannot but are viewed as a stupid wordplay. They scrapped even the north-south agreements and declaration the north and the south committed to implement with their hands held together and stamped seals after a word-by-word study before proclaiming to the world. So, no one will lend an ear to their honey tongued language.
It will be most foolish for Chongwadae to calculate that it can calm down our people's rage which has erupted like a volcano with such third rate farce and put the current grim situation under control with its imprudent words, and this will be another mockery of us. The recent incident has smashed to pieces the confidence in the south Korean authorities that we have made so much effort to build. Can there be anybody better than the southerners in talking big? We really don't want to stand face to face with them as they often talk tall as if to achieve something great but fail in taking even a step in practice. From now, time will be, indeed, regretful and painful for the south Korean authorities.

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


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Statements 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.

Our Message to U.S. is Clear: Ri Son Gwon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of DPRK


Pyongyang, June 12 (KCNA) –
Ri Son Gwon, Minister of Foreign Affairs of DPRK, made public the following press statement on Friday which reads: Two annual rings were run since the historic June 12 summit talks between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States of America.
We need to see what the world has witnessed and what lesson the history learned from the DPRK-U.S. relations during this not-a-short period that spans 732 days. What stands out is that the hope for improved DPRK-U.S. relations - which was high in the air under the global spotlight two years ago - has now been shifted into despair characterized by spiraling deterioration and that even a slim ray of optimism for peace and prosperity on the Korean peninsula has faded away into a dark nightmare.
The desire of the peoples of two countries to put a period to the world’s most antagonistic relations between the DPRK and the U.S. and to open a new cooperative era of peace and prosperity runs deep as ever. Yet the situation on the Korean peninsula is daily taking a turn for the worse.
This is substantiated by the DPRK-U.S. relations during the past two years. A total shutdown of the northern nuclear test site, repatriation of scores of American POW/MIA remains, special pardon for the convicted felons of U.S. nationality who were held in detention – all these measures taken by our Supreme Leadership are indisputably significant ones of epoch making resolve.
Especially, we made a strategic determination whereby we took an initiative for suspending nuclear test and test launch of ICBMs in order to build confidence between the DPRK and the U.S. Such being the case, we should now turn to examining what has been done for the last two years by the United States, a party to the agreement, who has very often expressed gratitude for our measures of high determination.
“No testing, getting remains.”
“Hostages returned.”
These are what the master of the White House representing the United States of America reeled off time and time again as a boast. The U.S. professes to be an advocate for improved relations with the DPRK, but in fact, it is hell-bent on only exacerbating the situation.
As a result, the Korean peninsula has now turned into the world’s most dangerous hot spot haunted uninterruptedly by the ghost of nuclear war, streaming completely against a durable and lasting peace which has been committed to by both sides. The DPRK is still on the U.S. list of targets for preemptive nuclear strike, and all kinds of nuclear strike tools held by the U.S. are aimed directly at the DPRK. This is the stark reality of the present day.
Typical evidences are nuclear strategic bombers, which fly any time into the south Korean airspace for nuclear strike drills, and aircraft carrier strike groups which bustle around the seas surrounding south Korea. The U.S. is introducing a large number of modern, cutting-edge hardware like stealth fighters and reconnaissance drones worth tens of billions of U.S. dollars in order to transform the south Korean army into the one with offensive posture, and the south Korean authorities are burdened with payment of an astronomical amount of money.
The U.S. administration, through the two years of totally unjust and anachronistic practices, laid bare openly that its much-claimed “improvement of relations” between the DPRK and U.S. means nothing but a regime change, “security guarantee” an all-out preemptive nuclear strike and “confidence building” an invariable pursuit of isolation and suffocation of the DPRK.
All the above facts clearly prove once again that, unless the 70-plus year deep-rooted hostile policy of the U.S. towards the DPRK is fundamentally terminated, the U.S. will as ever remain to be a long-term threat to our state, our system and our people. Now, a question arises at this point in time.
The question is whether there will be a need to keep holding hands shaken in Singapore, as we see that there is nothing of factual improvement to be made in the DPRK-U.S. relations simply by maintaining personal relations between our Supreme Leadership and the U.S. President. In retrospect, all the practices of the present U.S. administration so far are nothing but accumulating its political achievements.
Never again will we provide the U.S. chief executive with another package to be used for achievements without receiving any returns. Nothing is more hypocritical than an empty promise. Our Supreme Leadership, in the historic Fourth Enlarged Meeting of the Seventh Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea, discussed the national strategy for nuclear development in conformity with the prevailing internal and external situation and solemnly declared on further bolstering the national nuclear war deterrent to cope with the U.S. unabated threats of nuclear war.
Whenever Pompeo and other U.S. statesmen open their mouths, they make nonsensical remarks that the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula is still a secure goal of the United States. The secure strategic goal of the DPRK is to build up more reliable force to cope with the long-term military threats from the U.S. This is our reply message to the U.S. on the occasion of second anniversary of June 12.

Answer of Spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of DPRK


Pyongyang, June 11 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on June 11 in respect of the nonsensical expression of "regret" by the Secretary-General of the United Nations over the latest development of inter-Korean relations.
On June 10, the UN Secretary-General, borrowing the mouth of his spokesperson, made nonsensical expression of "regret", claiming that communication channels are necessary to avoid misunderstandings and miscalculations, while taking an issue of our measures for completely cutting off inter-Korean communication channels.
We cannot but express our astonishment over such reckless remarks - devoid of the common sense of judgment, let alone the basic knowledge of inter-Korean relations - coming out from the center of the United Nations. I would not know whether it is an expression of his ignorance, but Guterres, as the UN Secretary-General, must have expressed his viewpoint, cognizant at least of the fact that the situation unfolding between the north and the south of Korea has not been triggered because of the absence of communication lines or contact channels.
It is only the UN Secretary-General himself who would know whether he is pretending to blind himself to the articles of inter-Korean agreement on ceasing all hostilities against the other party or pretending to be knowingly drunken.
Anyway, his latest remark of "regret" cannot be overlooked. It is the shabby and double-dealing behavior of the UN Secretary General that he does not say a word when the sovereignty of the DPRK, a full-fledged member of the UN, is severely infringed, yet he never misses opportunity to raise his subservient expression of "regret" whenever the U.S. and its vassal forces are picking on our self-defensive measures.
No matter how eager he is to speak and clap his hands to side with the U.S. and its vassal forces, he will have to bear at least a slice of his duty as the UN Secretary-General. Such an expression of inappropriate and biased views by the UN Secretary-General adds not only to the international acknowledgment that UN is being reduced into a political tool and a servant of certain privileged forces, but also to the mistrust of international society in the sacred UN organization and especially, the Secretary-General himself.
The sacred UN is not a mouthpiece of certain privileged forces; let alone an arena where the high-handedness and arbitrariness of such forces are permitted to be rampant. If the Secretary-General truly desires peace and stability of the Korean peninsula, he shouldn't reel off such nonsense as "regrets", but harshly reprimand south Korea, even at this belated time, that threw away the North-South Agreement like worn-out shoes and connived at the evil deeds of the human scums.
We never pardon anyone who dares to point finger at our most precious and sacred Supreme Leadership. We advise the UN Secretary-General to approach all members of the UN on an equal footing, true to the principles of the UN activities, their lifeline being impartiality and objectivity, and properly discharge his responsibility and perform his role in a way that the UN forum would not be dirtied by injustice and falsity.

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


Pyongyang, June 11 (KCNA) -- Kwon Jong Gun, director general of the Department of U.S. Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK, gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on Thursday over the recent obtrusive moves of the U.S. to interfere in the inter-Korean relations: On June 9, an official concerned of the spokesmen's office of the U.S. Department of State made such useless remarks that he supports the improvement of the inter-Korean relations but was disappointed at the recent behavior of the DPRK, and urged the DPRK to return to diplomacy and cooperation, saying that the U.S. is keeping close coordination with south Korea, an ally of the U.S.
This is, indeed, ridiculous. No one is entitled to say this or that about the inter-Korean relations as the relations pertain to the internal affairs of the Korean nation from A to Z. Disgusting is the double-dealing attitudes of the U.S. that feels uneasy over any sign of the improvement in the inter-Korean relations and pretends to get very anxious if the relations get worse. How can the "disappointment" touted by the U.S. are compared with the extreme dismay and resentment we are feeling at the U.S. and the south Korean authorities that have repeated betrayal and provocation for the last 2 years?
It seems that the U.S. still fails to properly understand the surging resentment of our people. If the U.S. pokes its nose into others' affairs with careless remarks, far from minding its internal affairs, at a time when its political situation is in the worst-ever confusion, it may encounter an unpleasant thing hard to deal with.
As there are not a few things to be settled between the DPRK and the U.S., there would be no need for the U.S. to face disaster for others while playing the protector of south Korea. The U.S. had better hold its tongue and mind its internal affairs first if it doesn't want to experience horrible thing. It would be good not only for the U.S. interests but also for the easy holding of upcoming presidential election.

KCNA Report on Cutting off All North-South Communication Lines


Pyongyang, June 9 (KCNA) –
The Korean Central News Agency made public the following report on June 9: The south Korean authorities connived at the hostile acts against the DPRK by the riff-raff, while trying to dodge heavy responsibility with nasty excuses. This has driven the inter-Korean relations into a catastrophe.
All the people of the DPRK have been angered by the treacherous and cunning behavior of the south Korean authorities with whom we still have lots of accounts to settle. The disgusting riff-raff has committed hostile acts against the DPRK by taking advantage of the south Korean authorities' irresponsible stance and with their connivance.
They dared to hurt the dignity of our supreme leadership and mock the sacred mental core of all our people. This was a sign of hostility to all our people. As far as the issue of the dignity of our supreme leadership is concerned, there can neither be a pardon nor an opportunity.
They should be forced to pay dearly for this. We will never barter the dignity of our supreme leadership for anything, but defend it at the cost of our lives. We have reached a conclusion that there is no need to sit face to face with the south Korean authorities and there is no issue to discuss with them, as they have only aroused our dismay.
At the review meeting of the work of the departments for affairs with the south, Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, and Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the C.C., WPK, stressed that the work towards the south should thoroughly turn into the one against enemy.
They discussed phased plans for the work against the enemy in order to make the betrayers and riff-raff pay for their crimes, and then, to begin with, gave an instruction to completely cut off all the communication and liaison lines between the north and the south.
Accordingly, the relevant field of our side will completely cut off and shut down the liaison line between the authorities of the north and the south, which has been maintained through the north-south joint liaison office, the East and West Seas communication lines between the militaries of the north and the south, the inter-Korean trial communication line and the hotline between the office building of the Central Committee of the WPK and the Chongwadae from 12:00 on June 9, 2020. This measure is the first step of the determination to completely shut down all contact means with south Korea and get rid of unnecessary things.

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Political Bureau of C.C., WPK Meets under Guidance of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un


Pyongyang, June 8 (KCNA) -- The 13th Political Bureau meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) was held on June 7 at a time when the entire Party, the whole country and all the people have vigorously turned out in the general offensive for glorifying the 75th founding anniversary of the WPK as the great festival of victors true to the great idea and strategy of the Party for making a breakthrough head-on and its action program.
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 in the meeting.
Attending the meeting were members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK. Vice-premiers of the Cabinet, some chairpersons of provincial party committees and leading officials of committees and ministries were there as observers. Upon authorization of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, Supreme Leader of the Party, state and armed forces Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting.
The meeting discussed in depth some crucial issues arising in further developing the self-sufficient economy of the country and improving the standard of people's living. Discussed as the first agenda items were some urgent problems arising in developing the chemical industry of the country in a well-defined framework. He indicated orientation and way to reconstruct the chemical industry as required by Juche and modernity and put it on a track of sustainable development.
Repeatedly stressing that the chemical industry is the foundation of industry and a major thrust front of the national economy, he recollected that the Party, regarding the chemical and metallurgical industries as twin pillars of the self-supporting economy, set forth the policy of founding the C1 chemical industry to suit to the specific conditions of the country and to meet the world's trend at its Seventh Congress and has since pushed forward with the work.
Recalling that the Fifth Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea discussed the issues of establishing the C1 chemical industry and of building the fertilizer production capacity as core points in developing the chemical industry, the Supreme Leader clarified the plan and will of waging a bold struggle to put the overall chemical industry on a Juche and modern basis.
The premier of the Cabinet made a report on the review by the scientific group of the scientific and technical guarantee and economic efficiency of founding C1 chemical industry, and the present situation of the chemical industry. The meeting heard suggestions on earlier completion of founding C1 chemical industry and had in-depth discussion of issues of opening a broad avenue to the development of chemical industry.
The chemical industrial field has to be activated first to propel and guarantee the economic development of the country, the Supreme Leader said, setting forth immediate tasks for propping up the chemical industry as a whole. He stressed the need to give top priority to increasing the capacity for producing fertilizer, to begin with, in the chemical industrial field and pushes forward this work and put particular emphasis on promptly settling scientific and technological issues of founding phosphate fertilizer industry based on our own raw materials.
Indicating orientation and immediate goal for energizing existent chemical factories, the Supreme Leader pointed out the need to conduct in a far-sighted way the work to explore chemical industrial field based on new raw materials. He underlined the need to actively propel the work to perfect and update in a modern way the structure of sectors of the chemical industry.
He clarified that the new structure of sectors of Juche-based chemical industry should be multi-lateral production system, which is saving energy, labor and natural resources and which is technology-intensive and development-and-creation-oriented, that produces nonstop all kinds of chemical goods enough to meet demand thoroughly based on locally available raw and other materials.
He called for building reliable national level scientific research force, actively pushing forward the development of catalyst and laying a material foundation for developing catalyst technology, catalyst industry. He stressed the importance to carry out substantial work to build talent force in chemical industrial field and to bring up a greater number of talents of practical type who are development-and-creation-oriented in the field of education.
As the second agenda item the meeting discussed immediate issues of ensuring living conditions for citizens in the capital city. Pointing out in detail the issues that have to be urgently settled to ensure living conditions of citizens in the city, the Supreme Leader stressed to take strong state measures for ensuring the living conditions of people including the construction of dwelling houses. Important issues for settling issues arising as regards the living conditions of Pyongyang citizens were discussed at the meeting.
A resolution on the first and second agenda items was adopted with full approval at the meeting. As the third agenda item, the meeting examined before ratification the suggestion on modifying some rule-related matters arising in the present party work and reflecting them in a draft amendment to the party rules. The fourth agenda item was an organizational matter.
There was a by-election of an alternate member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee. Kim Yong Hwan was by-elected as an alternate member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.
Members and alternate members of the WPK Central Committee were recalled and elected to fill vacancies. Ko Kil Son, Kim Jong Nam, Song Yong Gon were by-elected as members from alternate members while Ri Jae Nam, Kwon Thae Yong and Kwon Yong Jin as members of the WPK Central Committee. Rim Yong Chol, Kang Il Sop, Sin In Yong, Ri Kyong Chon, Kim Ju Sam, Kim Jong Chol, Choe Kwang Jun, Yang Myong Chol, Kim Yong Chol, Pak Man Ho were by-elected as alternate members of the WPK Central Committee.
The 13th Political Bureau meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK marked an important occasion in further consolidating the foundation and potential of the self-supporting national economy, giving top priority to the people's dignity, rights and interests under the uplifted banner of people-first principle and opening up a broad avenue to improving the standard of people's living to meet the requirements of the prevailing situation of the revolution.

KCNA Commentary Warns S. Korean Conservative Media against Slandering DPRK


Pyongyang, June 7 (KCNA) – The conservative media of south Korea are reacting to our serious warnings against the operation of scattering anti-DPRK leaflets and the south Korean authorities' connivance at it with senseless response.
The conservative media reeled off a spate of thoughtless rubbish that "the north is using the issue of scattering anti-DPRK leaflets as a strategic card for holding initiative in south-north relations" and "there is possibility that it has diplomatic negotiations and dialogue in its mind". It even made such provocative assertions that "scattering of leaflets by defectors from the north cannot be banned as it pertains to freedom of expression" and that "it is to get freedom of information" in its desperate bid to build up public opinion against the DPRK.

Statement of Spokesman for United Front Department of C.C., WPK


Pyongyang, June 5 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the United Front Department of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea published a statement on Friday.
The statement reads: Today, our people are feeling towering rage and disgust towards the act of scattering anti-DPRK leaflets by the "defectors from the north" and the south Korean authorities' connivance at it.
Though it is wise to avoid things filthy, it is hard to contain fury towards mongrel dogs which dare faulted the dignity of our supreme leadership and went out of control to fly dirty trash to our sacred area.
Reflecting the enragement of our people, Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, issued a statement on June 4 giving a very meaningful warning to those human scum and the south Korean authorities who left the thing to take its own course to properly understand the gravity and catastrophic aftereffect of the situation and to do what they should do.
However, the attitude of the southern neighbor towards this is quite extraordinary. The south side seems to be used to give a favorable interpretation of dreams. First, it construed the statement as a threat to it and then foolishly analyzed that it is a hidden message proposing the south side to come out for exchange and cooperation first.
With time it, saying that though leaflets were scattered ten times last year and three times this year the north side has called the recent one into particular question, has a pipe dream that the north seems to hope for dialogue and negotiations.
What stunned us is that a spokesperson for the "Ministry of Unification" made a senseless remark that the leaflet-scattering should be stopped as most of the leaflets scattered by the "defectors from the north" fall in the area of the south side to pollute the ecological environment in the area of the south side along the Military Demarcation Line and have bad impact on the life and living conditions of the inhabitants.
The south side has gone so impudent as to claim that it has long taken a measure for preventing the leaflet-scattering to fundamentally defuse tension along the line where both sides stand in confrontation and that an efficient plan for improving the system was under examination in a bid to give impression that the inglorious incident happened by mistake.
Nowhere can there be found even slight regret or a will not to take useless acts of escalating tension again. We clearly know that it is not just a drunken frenzy of a man, being unaware of the fact that the recent incident amounts to the serious abrogation of the historic declaration and agreements made before the nation and a thoughtless act of stoking hostility and tension.
Before caviling at others, they should read each word and phrase of the statement, recalling that it was a warning issued by the first vice department director looking after the affairs with south Korea. If they fall short of understanding its meaning, they must be ignorant imbeciles and if they feign ignorance, they must be the meanest bastards.
First Vice Department Director Kim Yo Jong Friday gave instructions to the field in charge of the affairs with south Korea to start examination for the technical implementation of the content mentioned in the statement.
It was May 31 when the anti-DPRK leaflets were openly flown but the nonstop disposal of dirty rubbish from the south side has exhausted us so much as to come to a clearer conclusion that enemies are enemies after all.
We do not hide that we have had long in mind decisive measures to fundamentally remove all provocations from the south and to completely shut down and remove all the contact leverage with the south side.
As the first thing, we will definitely withdraw the idling north-south joint liaison office housed in the Kaesong Industrial Zone to be followed by effectuation of various measures which we had already implied. The south Korean authorities are belatedly making a little more advanced excuses, claiming they are reviewing a bill for stopping leaflet scattering.
Then does it mean that they signed the agreement in the military field on halting all the hostile acts in the areas along the Military Demarcation Line with no definite guarantees like such a bill.
Then even though we start things that can be annoyance to the south in the area bordering it, it will be left with no words until the bill is adopted and put into effect.
We are about to start the work that can hurt the south side soon to make it suffer from annoyance. Our determination is to follow as far as the evil cycle of the confrontation leads while facing the situation squarely, because our path is always straight.
The south willing to pull down a tower which is hard to build is now keen on turning nightmare into a reality. So will there be any need to stop it. It is our stand that it is better to remove and break things which would finally be removed and broken.

Kim Yo Jong Rebukes S. Korean Authorities for Conniving at Anti-DPRK Hostile Act of "Defectors from North"


Pyongyang, June 4 (KCNA) -- Kim Yo Jong, first vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Thursday issued a statement warning against the gravity of the situation as regards a senseless act of scattering anti-DPRK leaflets in the frontline areas by the "defectors from the north".
The full text of the statement reads: On May 31 I heard a report that so-called "defectors from the north" scattered hundreds of thousands of anti-DPRK leaflets into the areas of our side from the frontline areas.
What matters is that those human scum hardly worth their value as human beings had the temerity of faulting our supreme leadership and citing "nuclear issue". I wonder if the world knows what kind of riff-raffs those foolish "defectors from the north" are. It is height of irony.
Those fool who are almost illiterate wanted to talk about "nuclear issue" though they know no concept about it. This is like "a shop-boy near a temple chanting a sutra untaught". Human scum little short of wild animals who betrayed their own homeland is engrossed in such unbecoming acts to imitate men.
They are sure to be called mongrel dogs as they bark in where they should not. Now that the mongrel dogs are doing others harm, it is time to bring their owners to account.
 I would like to ask the south Korean authorities if they are ready to take care of the consequences of evil conduct done by the rubbish-like mongrel dogs who took no scruple to slander us while faulting the "nuclear issue" in the meanest way at the most untimely time. I detest those who feign ignorance or encourage more than those who move to do others harm.
The south Korean authorities must be aware of the articles of the Panmunjom Declaration and the agreement in the military field in which both sides agreed to ban all hostile acts including leaflet-scattering in the areas along the Military Demarcation Line.
There should be a certain degree of discretion, however deep the north/south hostile relations are and however much hostility the south harbors against its fellow countrymen in the north. It is hard to understand how such sordid and wicked act of hostility is tolerated in the south at a time as now.
Before long the nation is to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration. If such an act of evil intention committed before our eyes is left to take its own course under the pretext of "freedom of individuals" and "freedom of expression", the south Korean authorities must face the worst phase shortly.
If they truly value the north-south agreements and have a will to thoroughly implement them, they should clear their house of rubbish, before thoughtlessly blowing the "supporting" bugle. Before making lame excuses, they should at least make a law to stop the farce of human scum to take thoroughgoing preventive measures against any inglorious things.
Clearly speaking, the south Korean authorities will be forced to pay a dear price if they let this situation go on while making sort of excuses. If they fail to take corresponding steps for the senseless act against the fellow countrymen, they had better get themselves ready for possibility of the complete withdrawal of the already desolate Kaesong Industrial Park following the stop to tour of Mt. Kumgang, or shutdown of the northsouth joint liaison office whose existence only adds to trouble, or the scrapping of the north-south agreement in military field which is hardly of any value.
Good faith and reconciliation can never go together with hostility and confrontation. They must have seen it several times in the world - expectation turning into hopelessness and hope ending in nothing. So they had better do what they should do if they do not want to face the worst phase.

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.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Spirit of Mt Paektu



There are many nations in the world, and each nation has its own spiritual support. The spiritual support of the Korean people is the spirit of Mt Paektu. 
The spirit of Mt Paektu is an unyielding offensive spirit of braving obstacles and difficulties and a staunch fighting spirit of rising up no matter how often one may fall and fighting it out.
From olden times the Korean people have worshiped Mt Paektu and regarded it as their ancestral mountain. In the past a foreigner, who climbed Mt Paektu, wrote in his article: Mt Paektu is α and Ω of Korea. 
He had in mind that Mt Paektu is both the starting and ending points of Korea. The spirit of Mt Paektu was created at the time when Kim Il Sung (1912-1994) was waging the anti-Japanese war around the mountain, leading the guerillas; the first generation of the Korean revolution cherished this spirit as the core of their ennobling spirits. 
In March 2000, looking around the revolutionary battle sites in the Mt Paektu region, Kim Jong Il (1942-2011), chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK, said that the Korean revolution was rooted in Mt Paektu and the spirit of Korea was the spirit of Mt Paektu. 
The spirit of Mt Paektu reflects the soul and mettle of thoroughgoing independence and the ennobling ideological spirit that runs through the history of the Korean revolution.
In the period between the late 19th century and the early 20th century, the national strength of Korea got deteriorated day by day as the ruling circles of feudal Joson dynasty were steeped in the worship of big countries, and in the end Korea had to ask this or that country to guard its royal palace because it had no proper army. Finally, it had to face the tragedy of national ruin by the Japanese imperialists.
 At that time the weak Koreans could not resist to the foreign forces even though they were bereft of their country, but only deplored their fate with tears and wails.  These Koreans became conscious of the spirit of independence as they heard the gun shots raised by the anti-Japanese guerillas fighting in Mt Paektu, and greeted the liberation of their country by defeating the Japanese imperialists who were boasting of being the “leader” of Asia.
It was because they cherished the spirit of Mt Paektu that the patriots of Korea could achieve the liberation of their country through the armed resistance against the one-million-strong Japanese troops for more than a decade without any backing of a state nor support by a regular army.
With this very spirit, Korea built the first-ever democratic and independent sovereign state in the East and created by dint of the Korean-style art of war the myth of defeating the imperialists boasting the “strongest” in the world.
After that Korea carried the postwar rehabilitation and socialist construction by the efforts of its own people and established independent, self-supporting and self-defensive socialism in conformity with its reality. 
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, said: The blizzards of Mt Paektu are the real taste of the mountain; the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu, reflects the noble spirit our army and people should always cherish in their hearts; if we cherish this spirit, we have nothing to be afraid of in the world and we have nothing we cannot do.
The spirit of Mt Paektu regards national independence and national self-respect as the lifeblood, and shows no mercy or forgiveness for the aggressive forces.
With this very spirit, the Korean people are waging an offensive for a frontal attack to achieve a breakthrough in confrontation with the hostile forces that are trying to stamp out their country’s rights to independence, existence and development politically, militarily and economically.

DPRK and June 19



On June 19, 1964, 56 years ago, Chairman Kim Jong Il of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, started working on the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea.
Since then, radical turns were brought about in the work of the WPK. Kim Jong Il developed the Party into an ideologically integrated whole.
In those days, when he started working on its Central Committee, leadership authority of the leaders of the ruling parties of the socialist countries was being abused and they were experiencing difficulties and hardships due to the manoeuvres by the modern revisionists.
Kim Jong Il raised the Juche idea authored by President Kim Il Sung, the founder of the WPK, as the invariable guiding ideology of the WPK, and ensured that the ideological unity of the Party was strengthened in every way possible, thus transforming it into an ideologically pure entity, organizationally complete whole and integral whole in action.
When the ruling parties of the socialist countries were dissolved in the late 1990s, he published several works, proving the scientific accuracy and truthfulness of socialism, so as to make the WPK hold high the banner of socialism.  Kim Jong Il developed the WPK into one which has a firm mass foundation.
He ensured that it became a motherly party which assumed the responsibility for the destiny of the masses of the people and took care of them.
Regarding “The people are my God” as his motto, he led all Party organizations and officials to go among the masses to share good times and bad with them, lend their ears to their demands and make devoted efforts for them so as to make the WPK’s policies and lines reflect the demands and aspirations of the people.
Thanks to his benevolent and all-embracing politics, the WPK achieved the single-hearted unity of the leader, Party and people for the first time in history and turned the whole society into a large harmonious socialist family.
As a result, the WPK was developed into a party which took root deep among the masses of the people, an invincible party enjoying absolute support and trust from the people. Kim Jong Il made the WPK acquire the ever-victorious leadership mode. 
 In the wake of collapse of socialism in several countries of the world in the 1990s, the allied imperialist forces imposed vicious sanctions to stifle and isolate the DPRK. In the face of the harshest-ever trials, he administered the unique Songun politics as the basic political mode of socialism and the leadership mode of the WPK, firmly safeguarding the sovereignty and dignity of the country from the manoeuvres of the allied imperialist forces; the DPRK strengthened its self-defence capabilities in every way possible, won victory in the unprecedented anti-imperialist confrontation and struggle to defend socialism and overcame all difficulties, thus laying firm foundations for building a powerful socialist country by dint of army-people unity. His exploits in Party building are carried forward by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
Every year the DPRK celebrates June 19 in the same splendid way as it does October 10, the founding day of the WPK. 

Ever-victorious Path



From June 30 to July 2, 1930, President Kim Il Sung of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, then a young revolutionary, presided over a meeting of young revolutionaries of a new generation at Kalun in Changchun County, Jilin Province, northeast China.

In his report The Path of the Korean Revolution, he stressed, on the basis of the lessons of the past anti-Japanese mass struggles, that the Korean people are the masters of the Korean revolution, and that it is the most important for the Korean revolutionaries to adopt a steadfast stand and will to carry out the revolution by drawing on the strength of the Korean people and in conformity with the reality of Korea, clarifying that only then, can they formulate correct lines and policies and achieve the sacred cause of national liberation. 

In this historic report Kim Il Sung advanced the principle of the Juche idea that man is the master of his own destiny and he also has the strength with which to shape his own destiny. 

The meeting discussed many problems including party founding, the line of the anti-Japanese national united front, the character and mission of the Korean revolution and the fundamental standpoint to be maintained by the Korean communists in their struggle, the core of which was the Juche idea. 

Since then the idea was steadily developed and enriched in various stages of the revolution, including the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle, and through a difficult and complicated practical struggle. 

Kim Jong Il (1942-2011), Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, published on March 31, 1982 a treatise, titled On the Juche Idea, in which he developed the Juche idea into one philosophical idea with an integrated system of ideas, theory and method. On February 19, 1974, he formulated the Juche idea as Kimilsungism and proclaimed it as the ultimate programme of the WPK to model the whole society on Kimilsungism. 

He led the efforts to firmly arm the Korean people with the Juche idea and transform nature and society in line with the requirements of the Kimilsungism. 

Thanks to the leadership of Chairman Kim Jong Il, who held fast to the Juche idea as the guideline of the Korean revolution, the Korean people came to regard it as their faith and the country was continuously strengthened and developed under the unfurled banner of independence, self-sufficiency and self-reliant defence. 

Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, formulated the Juche idea that was created by Kim Il Sung and developed by Kim Jong Il as Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, and proclaimed it as the ultimate programme of the WPK to model the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. 

As the country has advanced under the banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, a politico-ideological power, which remains unperturbed in the face of worldwide political turmoil and of the unprecedented moves by the allied imperialist forces to stifle it, has been built on the land where once the worship of big countries and dogmatism were deeply rooted, and the country, having achieved the status of a strategic state that nobody can ignore, is invariably following the road of advance toward a powerful socialist country. 

As it has achieved the single-hearted unity based on the Juche idea, the country will exalt forever the dignity and prestige of an ideological power.

The Spirit of Mt Paektu



 There are many nations in the world, and each nation has its own spiritual support. The spiritual support of the Korean people is the spirit of Mt Paektu. 
The spirit of Mt Paektu is an unyielding offensive spirit of braving obstacles and difficulties and a staunch fighting spirit of rising up no matter how often one may fall and fighting it out.
From olden times the Korean people have worshiped Mt Paektu and regarded it as their ancestral mountain. In the past a foreigner, who climbed Mt Paektu, wrote in his article: Mt Paektu is α and Ω of Korea. 
He had in mind that Mt Paektu is both the starting and ending points of Korea. The spirit of Mt Paektu was created at the time when Kim Il Sung (1912-1994) was waging the anti-Japanese war around the mountain, leading the guerillas; the first generation of the Korean revolution cherished this spirit as the core of their ennobling spirits. 
In March 2000, looking around the revolutionary battle sites in the Mt Paektu region, Kim Jong Il (1942-2011), chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK, said that the Korean revolution was rooted in Mt Paektu and the spirit of Korea was the spirit of Mt Paektu. 
The spirit of Mt Paektu reflects the soul and mettle of thoroughgoing independence and the ennobling ideological spirit that runs through the history of the Korean revolution.
In the period between the late 19th century and the early 20th century, the national strength of Korea got deteriorated day by day as the ruling circles of feudal Joson dynasty were steeped in the worship of big countries, and in the end Korea had to ask this or that country to guard its royal palace because it had no proper army.
Finally, it had to face the tragedy of national ruin by the Japanese imperialists. At that time the weak Koreans could not resist to the foreign forces even though they were bereft of their country, but only deplored their fate with tears and wails. 
These Koreans became conscious of the spirit of independence as they heard the gun shots raised by the anti-Japanese guerillas fighting in Mt Paektu, and greeted the liberation of their country by defeating the Japanese imperialists who were boasting of being the “leader” of Asia.
It was because they cherished the spirit of Mt Paektu that the patriots of Korea could achieve the liberation of their country through the armed resistance against the one-million-strong Japanese troops for more than a decade without any backing of either a state or support by a regular army.
With this very spirit, Korea built the first-ever democratic and independent sovereign state in the East and created by dint of the Korean-style art of war the myth of defeating the imperialists boasting the “strongest” in the world.
After that Korea carried the postwar rehabilitation and socialist construction by the efforts of its own people and established independent, self-supporting and self-defensive socialism in conformity with its reality. 
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, said: The blizzards of Mt Paektu are the real taste of the mountain; the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu, reflects the noble spirit our army and people should always cherish in their hearts; if we cherish this spirit, we have nothing to be afraid of in the world and we have nothing we cannot do.
The spirit of Mt Paektu regards national independence and national self-respect as the lifeblood, and shows no mercy or forgiveness for the aggressive forces. With this very spirit, the Korean people are waging an offensive for a frontal attack to achieve a breakthrough in confrontation with the hostile forces that are trying to stamp out their country’s rights to independence, existence and development politically, militarily and economically.

DPRK and June 19



 On June 19, 1964, 56 years ago, Chairman Kim Jong Il of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, started working on the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea. Since then, radical turns were brought about in the work of the WPK. Kim Jong Il developed the Party into an ideologically integrated whole.
In those days, when he started working on its Central Committee, leadership authority of the leaders of the ruling parties of the socialist countries was being abused and they were experiencing difficulties and hardships due to the manoeuvres by the modern revisionists.
Kim Jong Il raised the Juche idea authored by President Kim Il Sung, the founder of the WPK, as the invariable guiding ideology of the WPK, and ensured that the ideological unity of the Party was strengthened in every way possible, thus transforming it into an ideologically pure entity, organizationally complete whole and integral whole in action.
When the ruling parties of the socialist countries were dissolved in the late 1990s, he published several works, proving the scientific accuracy and truthfulness of socialism, so as to make the WPK hold high the banner of socialism. 
Kim Jong Il developed the WPK into one which has a firm mass foundation. He ensured that it became a motherly party which assumed the responsibility for the destiny of the masses of the people and took care of them.
Regarding “The people are my God” as his motto, he led all Party organizations and officials to go among the masses to share good times and bad with them, lend their ears to their demands and make devoted efforts for them so as to make the WPK’s policies and lines reflect the demands and aspirations of the people.
Thanks to his benevolent and all-embracing politics, the WPK achieved the single-hearted unity of the leader, Party and people for the first time in history and turned the whole society into a large harmonious socialist family.
As a result, the WPK was developed into a party which took root deep among the masses of the people, an invincible party enjoying absolute support and trust from the people. Kim Jong Il made the WPK acquire the ever-victorious leadership mode.
In the wake of collapse of socialism in several countries of the world in the 1990s, the allied imperialist forces imposed vicious sanctions to stifle and isolate the DPRK.
In the face of the harshest-ever trials, he administered the unique Songun politics as the basic political mode of socialism and the leadership mode of the WPK, firmly safeguarding the sovereignty and dignity of the country from the manoeuvres of the allied imperialist forces; the DPRK strengthened its self-defence capabilities in every way possible, won victory in the unprecedented anti-imperialist confrontation and struggle to defend socialism and overcame all difficulties, thus laying firm foundations for building a powerful socialist country by dint of army-people unity.
His exploits in Party building are carried forward by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. Every year the DPRK celebrates June 19 in the same splendid way as it does October 10, the founding day of the WPK.

Press Statement by Spokesperson for the National Coordination Committee for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea


Recently,  the  United  States  is  letting  loose  an  unheard-of  vociferation about  “cyber threat”  from the  DPRK.
We  know  well  that  the  ulterior  intention  of  the  United  States  is  to  tarnish the  image  of our  state  and  create  a  moment  for provoking  us  by  employing a  new  leverage  called  “cyber  threat”  together  with  the  issues  of  nukes, missiles,  “human  rights”,  “sponsoring  of  terrorism”  and  “money laundering.”
The  previous  incidents  of  cyber-attack  which  the  U.S.  had  linked  to  us were  clearly  proven  to  be  the  acts  of  international  hackers,  and  even  the experts  in the  U.S.  have  officially admitted  them.
It  is  none  other  than  the  U.S.  that  does  not  hesitate  to  abuse  even  the modern  civilization  –  the  creation  of  humankind  –  as  a  means  of  plots  and fabrications  in  a  bid  to  taint  the  countries  of  their  “disliking”  with  all  sorts of slanders  and  disgrace.
Such farce  by  the  U.S.  is  nothing  new  to  us. To  put  it  clearly,  our  state  has  nothing  to  do  at  all  with  what  is  claimed by  the  U.S.  to  be  a  “cyber  threat.”
The  U.S.  should  be  clearly  aware  that  worthless  and  worn-out  plots  and fabrications  invented  continuously  by  themselves  will  no  longer  work against the  international  community.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

COVID-19 and the DPRK


With COVID-19 driving the whole planet into extreme anxiety and terror, many people are puzzled by one thing: part or the largest of part of territory of the United States, China, Italy, Spain, Iran and other countries which have the highest number of people infected with and killed by COVID-19 are all situated at the latitudes between 30° and 45°N.
Is this just a coincidence?
It needs further study to answer this question, but there could be something. Then those who advocate geopolitics would feel happy with the fact that their theory has reached the realm of virus transmission.
Yet more surprising thing is that COVID-19 has failed to make inroads into the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea despite its geographic location at the same latitudes as China, the United States, Iran, Italy and Spain.
The DPRK has established an advanced public healthcare system while enforcing free medical service for nearly 70 years, and now an excellent anti-epidemic system is set up against emergencies. Moreover, its leadership took full emergency measures for establishing national emergency anti-epidemic system in the early days when COVID-19 was identified in Wuhan, China, and has wisely led the struggle for their successful implementation. Its people, who are rallied firmly behind their leader in mind and purpose, have acted as one true to Kim Jong Un’s intentions.