Monday, March 04, 2019

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, President Trump Hold Second-day Talks


Pyongyang, March 1 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers’ Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic  of  Korea, met  again and  had talks  with Donald  J.  Trump, president of the United States of America, on Thursday.
Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army Kim Jong Un met again with USA President Donald J. Trump at Metropole Hotel in Hanoi at 9:00 a.m. Hanoi Time and  then had one-on-one  talks before having  extended talks  with their aides attending.
The top leaders of the two countries highly appreciated at the one-on-one talks and  extended  talks that  a remarkable  progress has  been made  in  the historic  course of  implementing  the Singapore  joint  statement. They had  a constructive and candid exchange  of their  opinions  over the  practical issues arising in opening up a new era of the improvement of the DPRK-U.S. relations on the basis of the progress.
At the talks they shared the common understanding that the efforts made by the  two sides  and proactive  measures taken  by them  to defuse  tensions and preserve  peace on  the Korean  peninsula and  completely  denuclearize it were of great  significance in building  mutual trust and making  a fundamental turn  in  the  decades-long  bilateral  relations  characterized  by  mistrust  and antagonism.
The top leaders listened to each other’s views on the issues to be resolved without fail at the present phase in order to carry out the joint goals specified in the Singapore joint statement, and had an in-depth discussion of the ways to do so.
They expressed the conviction that though a high barrier of antagonism and confrontation stands  due  to over  7 decades-long  hostile relations  and there exist inevitable hardships  and difficulties on  the road to writing a  new history of the  DPRK-U.S. relationship,  they could create  a significant  advance in  the DPRK-U.S.  relations as  desired  by the  peoples  of the  two  countries if  they firmly  join  hands  to  overcome hardships  and  difficulties  with  wisdom  and patience.
The top leaders of the two countries appreciated that the second meeting in Hanoi offered an important occasion for deepening mutual respect and trust and putting the relations between the two countries on a new stage.
They agreed to keep in close touch with each other for the denuclearization of  the  Korean  peninsula  and  the  epochal  development  of  the   DPRK-U.S. relations in the  future, too, and continue  productive dialogues for settling  the issues discussed at the Hanoi Summit.
Kim Jong  Un expressed his thanks to Trump for making positive efforts for the  successful  meeting  and  talks  while   making  a  long  journey  and  said goodbye, promising the next meeting.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Has Chat and Dinnerwith President Donald J. Trump


Pyongyang,  February 28  (KCNA)  --  Supreme  Leader of  the  Party,   state and  army   Kim  Jong   Un,  chairman of  the  Workers'  Party  of  Korea  and chairman of the  State Affairs Commission of the  Democratic People's Republic of Korea,  had a meeting,  one-on-one chat and  dinner with  Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America.
The historic  second DPRK-U.S.  summit and  talks began  in Hanoi,  Vietnam thanks to the  ardent wishes, active efforts and  extraordinary determination of the top leaders of the DPRK and the  USA to end the evil cycle of confrontation and antagonism and  keep pace with the era  of peace and prosperity  that has newly arrived.
The historic second meeting of the top leaders of the two countries began at 18:30, February 27, local time, followed by one-on-one chat and dinner. Kim Jong  Un arrived at Metropole Hotel, the place of the meeting with the president of the USA, on his car, escorted by guard vehicles.
The national flags  of the DPRK  and the USA were  displayed side by side  in La Veranda conference  room of Metropole Hotel  where the top leaders  of the two countries were slated to meet. Kim  Jong  Un met  Donald  J.  Trump  in  8  months  and  exchanged  firm handshakes with him.
They had a photo taken against the national flags of the two countries. The top  leaders of  the two  countries who deepened  their friendly  feelings through  the Singapore  summit last  year  and such  occasions  as subsequent exchanges of  several  personal letters  exchanged warm  greetings  and made well-wishing remarks.
Kim   Jong  Un said   that  mistrust,   misunderstanding,  hostility  and   old practices tried  to stop our  ways but we broke  and overcame all  of them and again walked towards each other to finally  reach Hanoi in 260 days. He added that this period  required lots of  deep thinking, efforts and  patience than ever before and that excellent results wished by all will be made  in the talks and he would do his best to this end.
President   Trump   said   that   he   was    honored   and   happy   to   meet Chairman   Kim Jong Un again  and that he was sure  that the talks would be very successful,   noting they had very nice relations with each other.
Then  they  had  one-on-one  pleasant chat  to  have  a  candid  and  honest dialogue. At the end of the one-on-one chat, they had a social dinner. Present there from the DPRK side were Kim  Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the Central Committee  of  the Workers'  Party of  Korea, and  Ri Yong  Ho,  foreign minister, and from  the U.S. side were  Mike Pompeo, secretary of  State of the U.S., and Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff.
The dinner was held  in an amicable atmosphere with  the top leaders of the DPRK and the U.S. and  other figures of the two countries  sat at a round table in a  friendly way.  At the  dinner,  considerable progress  made in  the bilateral relations after the  Singapore summit were highly appreciated  and sincere and deep  opinions were  exchanged  with  a  view to  making  comprehensive  and epoch-making results in the talks in order to meet the interest and expectation of the whole world for the successful Hanoi summit.
Kim Jong Un said goodbye to Trump after the dinner. Kim Jong Un completed the first-day  schedule of the historic second DPRK-U.S. summit talks and left for Melia Hotel.
The top leaders of the two countries will continue their summit on  Thursday.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Visits DPRK Embassy in Hanoi

Pyongyang, February 27 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of  Korea  (WPK)  and  chairman  of  the  State  Affairs  Commission  of  the  Democratic People's Republic of Korea, visited the DPRK embassy in Hanoi on Tuesday afternoon.
Among the visitors were Kim Yong Chol, Ri Su Yong, Kim Phyong Hae, O Su Yong, Ri  Yong  Ho,  Kim  Yo  Jong,  Kim  Song  Nam,  Jo  Yong  Won  and  other  officials  who accompany Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un visiting Vietnam.
Kim Jong Un learnt about the work and situation of the embassy while talking with its members.
Saying  that  the  embassy  should  further  consolidate  the  deep-rooted  friendly  and cooperative  relations  between  the  two  parties  and  countries  which  were  personally provided  and  developed  by  President Kim  Il  Sung and  President  Ho  Chi  Minh  as required by the times by doing good work with Vietnam, he gave valuable instructions arising in thoroughly implementing the WPK's foreign policy.
He also learnt in detail about the life of members of the embassy and their families. He gave them a warm pep talk wishing them well with their work in good health in the future, too and had a photo session with them.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Receives Report on Activities of Working Delegation to Second DPRK-U.S. Summit Talks


Pyongyang, February 27 (KCNA) --  Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, received a report on the activities of the working delegation to the second DPRK-U.S. summit talks after arriving in Hanoi, Vietnam on Tuesday.
At Melia Hotel, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un listened to the detailed report on the contact  between  the  working  delegations  dispatched  by  the  DPRK  and  the  U.S.  to Hanoi for the successful second DPRK-U.S. summit talks.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Arrives in Hanoi


Pyongyang, February 27 (KCNA) --  Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, arrived in Hanoi, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Tuesday.
Seen at Dong Dang Station to greet Supreme, Leader Kim  Jong  Un were Vo Van Thuong,  Politburo  member,  secretary  of  the  Communist  Party  of  Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) and chairman of the CPVCC's Commission for Education and Information, Mai Tien Dung, minister-chairman of the Government Office, Le Hoai Trung, deputy  minister of  Foreign  Affairs, the secretary of the    Lang Son  Provincial Committee of the CPV and other officials of the Vietnamese party and government Kim Myong Gil, DPRK ambassador to Vietnam, and members of his embassy were at the station to greet him.
The train carrying the Supreme Leader arrived at Dong Dang Station in the border area of Vietnam at 8:15 a.m. local time after passing through several provinces and cities of the People's Republic of China.
Kim  Jong  Un got  off  the  train  and  exchanged  warm  greetings  with Vietnamese party and government officials. A Vietnamese  woman  presented  him  with  a  bouquet  in  welcome  of  his  visit to Vietnam.
Acknowledging the enthusiastically cheering masses gathered outside the station, he got into his private car and headed for his lodging place, Melia Hotel.
Along the hundreds of miles-long route between the border station and the   lodging place in Hanoi were numberless Vietnamese people of various strata, who waved the national flags of the two countries and bouquets to warmly welcome Kim Jong Un.
The Supreme Leader was greeted at the lodging place by the chairman of the Hanoi Municipal People's Committee, the permanent deputy director of the CPVCC Office and the deputy-minister of Public Security of Vietnam.
The   Supreme Leader   expressed   his gratitude   for   the cordial   hospitality   and honourable treatment shown by the Vietnamese party, government and people.
The Supreme Leader will meet with Donald J. Trump, president of the United States of America, to have the historic second DPRK-U.S. summit on Feb. 27 and 28 and will pay an official goodwill visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on March 1 and 2.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Leaves Pyongyang for Second DPRK-U.S. Summit Meeting and Talks


Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) --  Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, left here for the second DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks to be held in Hanoi, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam from Feb. 27 to 28, Juche 108 (2019).
Supreme Leader of the Party, state and army  Kim Jong Un is accompanied by Kim Yong Chol, Ri Su Yong, Kim Phyong Hae and O Su Yong, members of the Political Bureau and vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), Ri Yong Ho,  member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and foreign minister, No Kwang Chol, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and minister of the People's Armed Forces, Kim Yo Jong, alternate member of the Political Bureau and first vice department director of the WPK Central Committee, Choe Son Hui, vice minister of Foreign Affairs, and members of the WPK Central Committee and the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK.
Kim Jong Un was seen off by Kim Yong Nam, Choe Ryong Hae and Pak Pong Ju, members  of  the  Presidium  of  the  Political  Bureau  of  the  Central  Committee of  the WPK, and other senior officials of the Party, government and armed forces organs.
He exchanged greetings with the senior officials. The  senior  officials  of  the  Party,  government  and  armed  forces  organs  sincerely wished Kim  Jong  Un good  success  in  the  second  DPRK-U.S.  summit meeting  and talks and safe return. His train left Pyongyang Railway Station on Saturday afternoon.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Visits Kumsusan Palace of Sun


Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA)  -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of  the Workers' Party of  Korea,  chairman  of  the  State  Affairs   Commission  of  the  Democratic  People's Republic of Korea  and supreme commander  of the Korean People's  Army, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to pay homage to  Chairman Kim Jong Il on the occasion of the significant Day of the Shining Star, his birth anniversary.
Kim  Jong  Un entered  the  hall where  the  statues  of  President Kim  Il  Sung  and Chairman Kim Jong Il  stand. Placed at the  statues were a  floral basket in the  name of the Supreme  Leader and a floral basket in the name of the C.C., WPK.
The  Supreme Leader,  together  with the  participants,  paid  a tribute  to  the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
Then he entered the hall where Kim Jong Il lies in state. Kim Jong  Un made  a bow  to Kim Jong  Il, who  dedicated his  whole life  for the prosperity   of   the    country,   happiness   of   people    and   accomplishment   of   the revolutionary  cause of  Juche,  in  token  of his  high  respect  and best  wishes  for  the immortality of Kim Jong Il.
He was accompanied by Choe Ryong  Hae, Ri Man Gon, Kim Yo Jong, Ri Yong Sik and other  officials of  the Organizational Leadership  Department and  the Information and Publicity Department of the C.C., WPK.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Orders to Promote Military Ranks of KPA Commanding Officers


Pyongyang,  February  16   (KCNA)  -- Kim  Jong   Un,  chairman  of   the  Central
Military Commission of  the Workers' Party of  Korea, ordered to  promote the military ranks  of  commanding  officers  of  the  Korean   People's  Army  on  Saturday  on  the occasion of the birth anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il.
According to  the order, Yang  Tong Won, Choe  Kwang Jun  and Jon Thae  Ho were promoted to  lieutenant general  and 27 others  including Choe  Tong Ju  and Pak Yong Ho to major general.

S. KOREAN GROUP OF TRAITORS UNDER FIRE: KCNA COMMENTARY


Pyongyang, February 8 (KCNA)  -- The group of south Korean  conservative traitors are  keen on  barring  inter-Korean  relations from  developing  onto  the new  stage  by inflaming confrontation with the fellow countrymen from the outset of this year.
The conservative forces  including the "Liberal  Korea Party" dismissed  the DPRK's sincere  efforts as  a  "bogus  peace offensive",  voicing  that  "the work  for  improving inter-Korean relations and cooperating in economy advances too fast".
Meanwhile, they  are whipping  up  confrontation hysterics,  saying that  "the north's action is part of a high strategy to rock the south Korea-U.S. alliance and cause discord in the  south, the north's  denuclearization is never  credible and that  they should focus efforts on substantially tackling the nuclear issue of the north".
The confrontation  moves by  the conservative  forces that come  as a  setback to  the development of inter-Korean  relations against the trend  of the times are  nothing but a hysteric tantrum  thrown by  the most  heinous traitors  who are  doomed, marginalized from the strong trend of national reconciliation, unity, peace and prosperity.
As acknowledged by the international community, last year the north-south  relations underwent  a   dramatic  change   unprecedented  in  the   history  of   national  division spanning over 70 years.
The  adoption  of  the  historic  north-south  declarations  has  reversed  the  relations between them in the utmost extremes of distrust and confrontation to  those of trust and reconciliation and brought a peaceful climate to the 3 000-ri land of Korea.
Just at the time when all the Korean nationals are pooling  their minds and efforts for the better  future of  the nation,  only conservative  forces are unhappy  with the  reality and  go off  into  confrontation  hysterics taking  issue  with  all  the issues  as  to  inter-Korean relations.
Even though  the work  for  cooperation  and exchange  between  the  north  and the south is a patriotic  project for the unified development and  co-prosperity of the nation and,  at the  same  time,  hugely benefits  the  south  Korean economy  and  its  people's living, they dismiss the work as a "drain on resources".
Not content with denying the valuable successes of last year, they viciously belittled them,  remarking that  "last year  was  a miserable  year in  which  10 years  of security posture was  severely hindered at the  cost of enjoying  a brief peacetime  spanning one year".
What's  more,  they  shamelessly uttered  that  "south  Korea  needs  its  own nuclear arms", in spite  of the fact that they  had turned the whole  south Korea into the nuclear arsenal of outside forces.
How  can today's  climate  of  national  concord and  trend  of  peace  on the  Korean peninsula, which  commands admiration from all  the Koreans and  warm support from the international community, be understood as "serious security crisis".
After all, the conservative group’s oft-repeated “peace” means   none other than confrontation and war.
The  conservatives' mad  acts  just  lay  bare their  nature  as  a trouble-maker  of  the nation, cancer-like entity, which  has no desire for national reconciliation,  unity, peace, prosperity and reunification.
No Koreans tolerate the group of  traitors who attempt to revive conservatism and  to retake power by keeping national division permanent.
So the south Koreans  spit at the behavior of the  group of traitors who got mad  over their greed  for power, saying that  "their move was  a political bait  to win the favor  of the voters by gathering the supporters for the conservatives".
As long  as  the traitors  including the  LKP which  indulge in  things harmful  to  the compatriots, not for  the good of them,  live and breathe,  our nation's misfortune, pain, damage and disaster will get worse and last long.
The group of  conservative traitors must  be taken to  the grave of  history as soon as possible as they block our nation's efforts for reconciliation, unity and reunification.

KCNA COMMENTARY ON DOUBLE-DEALING OF S. KOREAN MILITARY


Pyongyang, February  8 (KCNA) --  The south  Korean military runs  reckless in the arms buildup to mar the atmosphere of peace and stability.
After  making public  a  "mid-term defense  program"  under the  pretext  of  "coping with military  threat and security  change at  present and those  potential in  the future," the south Korean military authorities  are planning to spend more than 250  billion U.S.
dollars for  military spending  - an  increase of  13.6 per  cent over  the previous  time  -under the program. It constitutes an extremely dangerous act to swim against the desire of all the fellow countrymen for a durable and lasting peace and stability in the Korean peninsula, and an undisguised provocation against the DPRK.
The reckless act is a challenge to the historic north-south declarations that have won full support and welcome from the public at home and abroad and, at the same time, a flagrant violation of those declarations.
Last year, the  north and the  south committed themselves to  leading the termination of military hostility  in the confrontation  area to the removal  of the danger of  war and hostility in  the whole  Korean peninsula  and, in  particular, to  reducing armaments  in proportion to the building of military confidence.
The south Korean authorities are obliged to ban all the acts running counter to the detente as specified in the declarations.
The military, which turned the whole of south Korea into the largest ammunition dump in the Far East under the pretext of non-existent "threat from the north", should have reduced without delay all of the lethal hardware  against the fellow countrymen in the north in the present situation.
However,  while trying  to  give  a  good impression  that  they  are interested  in  the military detente, the south Korean military is seeking  to spend huge military spending than  that  of the  period  of  the  tensions for  arms  buildup  and  the modernization  of military hardware.  They are even planning to purchase many F-35A,  Global Hawk, SM-3 and other foreign military hardware.
The acts make the DPRK doubt the attitude of the south Korean military to value the trend of the  present situation and  to make the  Korean peninsula a durable  and lasting peace zone.
The military forces  are describing their  measures as an  "act to lay  a foundation for the increased self-defense capabilities", but it is nothing but double-dealing.
The military  authorities never cover  up the fact  that their arms  buildup is aimed  at rounding off  the  system of  attack on  the  north called  "triad strike  system" renamed "system of countering nuclear and weapons of mass destruction".
The reality  clearly shows  that the  south Korean  military is  going to  persist in  the confrontation with fellow countrymen by force of arms.
Their reckless military act  after the north-south agreement to  end the fratricidal war incites our vigilance and causes serious concern among the public  at home and abroad, and it adversely affects the development of the present situation.
Such  double-dealing can  never  be pardoned  as they  are  smiling a  "reconciliation smile" before the DPRK but at the same  time sharpening the sword of confrontation to prevent the peace from being ensured in the Korean peninsula and the region.
The south Korean military would be well advised to ponder over their acts as they may result in an undesirable thing beyond expectation.

C.C., AINDF Calls for Ostracizing LKP


Pyongyang, February 14 (KCNA)  -- The Central Committee of  the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic  Front (AINDF) issued  an "Appeal to  all the people"  on Feb. 13 through which  it called for  decisively ostracizing the  "Liberal Korea  Party" (LKP), a cesspit of deep-seated conservative evils.
The appeal  cited facts  that LKP  - the group  of traitors  - is  challenging the  people who  turned  out  in  the   candlelight  struggle  to  a  fight,  reviving   like  a  poisonous mushroom in  a dump though  they got the  impartial public punishment  to rename  the ugly "Saenuri Party" "Liberal Korea Party" and to be discouraged.
The LKP reckless  act enraging all  the people constitutes  an open challenge against the  above-said  people  who  decisively  tried  the  conservative  regime  for  the  worst crimes in  the name  of the  people and  meted  out punishment  to Park  Geun Hye  and other chief criminals who held the monopoly of the administration, the appeal said.
The appeal also said that it is the demand of the public and the intention of  the times to prevent the conservatives from getting united again  and frustrate the reckless acts of LKP.
The situation urges the  people of different social standings  valuing justice and truth to turn out in the nation-wide struggle to eliminate  LKP - a cesspool of injustice, deep-seated evils and traitorous acts, the appeal said.
So long  as the LKP remains  existent, no one  can expect peace  in this land  and the improvement of the south-north relations, the appeal said.
It is  our people who  are in  charge of uprooting  deep-seated conservative evils  and should play the main role in eliminating the LKP, it noted.
The  appeal called  upon  all the  people  to  pool their  efforts  and wage  a  vigorous struggle so  as to  decisively ostracize  LKP, greet the  new society  of justice  and truth and make the history of national reconciliation, peace and prosperity.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

“Delicate Message” of Kim Jong Un’s China Visit


Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea paid a visit to China on January 7-10, 2019, drawing the attention of the world for its remarkable significance. 
Last year, while orchestrating such landmark events as inter-Korean and DPRK-US summit meetings, the DPRK leader visited China three times. 
Given the fact that this year the two countries will mark the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relationship, Kim Jong Un’s recent tour is of weighty importance–strengthening the bilateral ties and deepening strategic communication between the leaderships of the two countries.
Over the past nine months the DPRK leader has visited China four times, which is an illustration of his approach towards the relations with the neighbouring country.
Through repeated meetings and talks, the top leaders of the two countries expressed active support and encouragement for each other’s cause and achievements, exchanged their views on major international and regional issues, and reached a consensus of opinion. Promoting Sino-DPRK cooperation in the present political situation is effective in ensuring strategic balance in the international arena and coping reasonably with sensitive issues.
Kim Jong Un’s fourth visit to China has paved the way for properly managing the situation on the Korean peninsula and steering the negotiation for its denuclearization.
In his New Year Address he reaffirmed that the DPRK will strive to build a lasting and durable peace regime on the peninsula and advance towards complete denuclearization. Ensuring peace on the peninsula is not merely a concern for the DPRK and the US; this issue assumes an international and regional character.
Through close communication with the Chinese leadership, Kim Jong Un has created an international environment favourable for finding a peaceful solution to the Korean peninsula nuclear issue in cooperation with major neighbouring countries and the world community at large.
His first foreign tour in the New Year is sending a “delicate message” to the US.
The Singapore summit meeting held in June last year was a watershed in the DPRK-US relations, but a divergence of opinion hindered substantial progress in the bilateral ties. The US did not abandon its policy of hostility towards the DPRK, putting unacceptable proposals on the table. It did not adopt a positive attitude towards establishing a peaceful relationship with the latter. Despite the absurdity of the requests from its dialogue partner, the DPRK maintained its stand of tolerance and patience while prioritizing the relations with the US. In October last year discussions were made on the possibility of holding another summit meeting.
In his New Year Address, Kim Jong Un said that it is his firm will to establish a new bilateral relationship as clarified in the June 12 DPRK-US Joint Statement but if the US attempts to unilaterally enforce something upon the DPRK, he may be compelled to find a new way.
His recent visit to China may be construed as a warning that the US must respect the DPRK’s stand and pay careful attention to it. 
Indeed, Kim Jong Un’s first foreign tour in the new year is a world-startling event that has given rise to a new current in the international and regional situation around the Korean peninsula.