Wednesday, July 27, 2016

EMERGENCY MEASURE COMMITTEE SPOKESMAN SLAMS VICIOUS INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM OF PARK GEUN HYE REGIME

Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Emergency Measure Committee for Rescuing Abducted Persons on Thursday gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA in connection with the fact that the south Korean puppet regime is keeping the women citizens of the DPRK abducted by it away from any contact with outside under the pretext of "personal safety " of the families of the abductees: Progressive organizations of people from all walks of life in south Korea including the Bar Association for Democratic Society and the office of the UN high commissioner for Human Rights asked for interviews with the abductees of the DPRK, but the puppet regime turned it down under the pretext of "personal safety " of the families of the victims.
Meanwhile, the puppet regime let human scum talk such nonsense that if the "women, who voluntarily defected from the north," are opened to public, their families in the north would be in danger. What the regime claimed is nothing but sheer sophism to prevent the disclosure of the truth about its thrice-cursed group allurement and abduction of women of the DPRK. At the families' earnest request, we repeatedly demanded the south Korean puppet authorities allow their families to go to Seoul via Panmunjom to have face-to-face meeting with their children.

The families are now repeatedly calling on the south Korean puppet regime to allow them to meet their children, greatly angered by its continued detention of their children under the pretext of "group defection according to their free will."

This notwithstanding, the puppet group is vocal about "personal safety" of the families of the abductees. This is an intolerable insult to them and cheap propaganda aimed to tarnish the image of the dignified DPRK. If the puppet forces did not abducted citizens of the DPRK, why do they refuse to make public the fate of the abductees and meet the request for informal interview with them made by international human rights organizations even today after the lapse of three months since they were taken to south Korea?

As clearly disclosed through the press conference with a stooge of the puppet Intelligence Service who was recently spotted and arrested in the DPRK, the puppet group has gone frantic in its smear campaign against the DPRK while appeasing and deceiving citizens of the DPRK and alluring and abducting them to south Korea and then misleading the public opinion by describing it as "voluntary defection from the north".
The puppet group is resorting to sleight of hand such as "personal safety" of families of abductees in a bid to justify its vicious act of putting them in custody and keeping them away from contact with outside. But it can never cover up its true colors as a group of international terrorists and human rights abusers.

Absolutely unpardonable is the hideous unethical and treacherous crime of the puppet group that is forcing their children to be separated from their parents against their will and seeking to make them fall victim to the farce of confrontation with fellow countrymen in the north.

The puppet group has to immediately stop the unbearable mental and physical persecution of the woman citizens of the DPRK and cruel "defection operation" and send them back to the embrace of the DPRK unconditionally. We will continue to press for proactive measures to roundly disclose the truth behind the group abduction committed by the puppet group and realize the repatriation of the abductees.


North Headquarters of Pomminryon Hits out at Park Geun Hye Regime's Treachery

Pyongyang, July 23 (KCNA) -- The North Headquarters of the Pan-National Alliance for Korea's Reunification (Pomminryon) in a statement on Saturday bitterly denounced the south Korean regime's moves to deploy THAAD in south Korea as a hideous confrontational move to bring the disaster of a nuclear war to the inviolable country and a thrice-cursed act of selling off the interests and security of the nation to the U.S. lock, stock and barrel.
It also extended full support and solidarity to the south Korean people in their just dailymounting struggle against THAAD deployment. Noting all successive rulers of south Korea kowtowed to the U.S. but there was no such traitor as Park Geun Hye who has gone so far as to sell off even the interests of the nation as a pro-U.S. prostitute in an ill-minded bid to escalate the confrontation with the compatriots in the north, the statement said: It is quite natural for the south Korean people to stage a bold struggle in protest against the U.S. and the Park regime's moves for deploying THAAD in order to protect their right to existence and future.
If such traitors as Park prolonging her remaining days through sycophancy towards the U.S. and confrontation with compatriots are allowed to go with impunity, it is hard to deliver south Korea from a bottomless quagmire of uneasiness and terror and help all Koreans escape misfortune and disaster of a nuclear war, to say nothing of national reunification.

All Koreans in the north, the south and abroad should make a clean sweep of the group of traitors bringing a horrible nuclear disaster to the Korean nation by intensifying the all-out actions against the Park group's moves to deploy THAAD. The Park Geun Hye group of traitors will never escape severe punishment by history for her thrice-cursed crimes against the nation.

PARK GEUN HYE'S ANTI-DPRK REMARKS AT ASIA-EUROPE SUMMIT SLAMMED

Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- Park Geun Hye at the recent Asia-European summit in Mongolia cried out for "denuclearization of the north" and "right changes." She made mean solicitation for "enforcement of sanctions measures".
A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK in a statement Thursday dismissed her recent despicable behavior as just a repetition of her sickening conduct which the international community is used to witness during her every foreign trip as it only disclosed once again the true nature of confrontation-minded woman steeped in inveterate repugnancy and hostility toward her fellow countrymen in the north to the marrow of her bones.
She has made over 20 foreign tours since she took power during which she spouted stereotyped confrontational rhetoric hurting her fellow countrymen in the north and made a spectacle of herself, clean indifferent who the opposite party is and what the agenda item is to be discussed, the statement said, and went on: But no matter how mischievous Park may become, the nuclear deterrence of the DPRK for self-defence has been remarkably bolstered to be a treasured sword meeting the desperate challenge of the hostile forces and firmly guaranteeing the sovereignty and dignity of the nation and a powerful weapon for ensuring peace and stability in Northeast Asia, to say nothing of the Korean peninsula.
What's more, the international "cooperation" which Park has touted so vociferously is now proving more bankrupt than ever before. This is a hard reality today. As a matter of fact, the recent trip of Park must be called the one to escape protest of the south Koreans angered by the humiliating decision to deploy THAAD and to evade public criticism.
Traitor Park roamed about abroad like a rabid dog while slandering her fellow countrymen after reducing south Korea to a mayhem. She is a trouble-maker and malignant tumor which all the Koreans in the north and the south and abroad have to eliminate at an early date. So pitiful is Park as she makes desperate efforts to do harm to her fellow countrymen, touring this or that country, being unaware of how much the international community snubs and rejects her.
Great irony is that Park who is finding herself in the abyss of ruin, being driven into a tight corner inside and outside, openly revealed her attempt at "unification through absorption" while making such remarks that "unification is the way of recovering freedom and human rights of someone and a starting point in building a world without nuclear weapons", being unaware of where she stands. Should the puppet group ignite a nuclear war against the DPRK with the backing of the U.S. while dreaming of "achieving the unification of social systems", we will mercilessly wipe out the provocateurs through a great and just war for reunification and achieve reunification of our own style.

This is our firm stand. It is quite natural that the south Koreans today are strongly demanding Park step down as early as possible before the nation faces greater disaster, saying it is sickening to have just a glance at her. What awaits Park adding to her high treasons is only a stern punishment by history, warned the statement.

FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN SLAMS U.S. FOR FINDING FAULT WITH DPRK'S BALLISTIC ROCKET FIRING DRILL

Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday in connection with the fact that the U.S. found fault with the ballistic rocket firing drill conducted by the Korean People's Army: Official figures of the White House and the State and Defense Departments of the U.S. are branding the ballistic rocket firing drill conducted by the Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the KPA as "violation of resolution" of the UN Security Council and "provocation".
The U.S. action reminds one of a thief crying "Stop the thief!" as it took issue with the routine military rehearsal of the KPA. The U.S. has to look back on the fact that it is posing a grave threat to the DPRK with nuclear weapons after bringing to south Korea all types of strategic assets, before slandering others. The unceasing arms buildup and nuclear war drills of the U.S. are real threats to the peace and security of the Korean peninsula and a wanton violation of the UN Charter and international law.
Just like a robber shaking his fist at the owner after breaking into his house, the U.S. is accusing the DPRK of its legitimate countermeasure for self-defence. This is an intolerable provocation against the DPRK. With the joint military exercises Ulji Freedom Guardian scheduled in coming August at hand, the U.S. is steadily escalating the tension on the Korean peninsula.
There is no guarantee that the saber-rattling which the U.S. plans to stage with the coming joint military exercises as an occasion would not lead to igniting the fuse of a nuclear war. The spokesman warned that the U.S. will be made to face a prompt, merciless and deadly nuclear retaliation if it plays with fire on the peninsula despite the repeated warnings by the DPRK.

Some countries about to side with the U.S. should take unbiased stand with a clear understanding of the nature of the situation and contribute to ensuring peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the rest of the world, the spokesman stressed.

U.S. WILL MEET DOOM IF IT IGNITES SECOND KOREAN WAR:

Spokesman for Foreign Ministry of DPRK Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released the following statement on Monday: The DPRK, who won a victory in the confrontation of rifles and A bombs in the war ignited by the U.S. in the1950s thanks to the Juche-based war methods and leadership of President Kim Il Sung, has registered a series of victories in an all-out stand-off with the U.S., demonstrating its might as an invincible nuclear power, a power with elite army, under the Songun guidance of leader Kim Jong Il and Marshal Kim Jong Un.
Much water has flown under the bridge since the hard-fought war in the 1950s but the U.S. remains unchanged in its wild ambition to invade the DPRK. The U.S. has persisted in its arms buildup, war drills and military provocations on the Korean peninsula, seized with its invariable scenario to stifle the DPRK and dominate Asia and the world, far from drawing a lesson from the serious political and military defeats it sustained in the past Korean war.
It dared hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK, not content with escalating harsh sanctions and pressure upon it while massively introducing various strategic nuclear strike means and latest war hardware into south Korea. While stepping up the moves to deploy THAAD, the U.S. is busy staging ever more undisguised war drills.

Despite the international community's concern and denunciation of the its saber-rattling pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a war, the U.S. is mulling staging Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military drills targeting the DPRK in August in league with the [2] south Korean puppet forces. If the U.S. opts for igniting the second Korean war in defiance of the strategic position of the DPRK and the trend of the times, it will never escape its final doom with no one left to sign a surrender document.

KIM JONG UN INSPECTS FISH FOOD FACTORY UNDER KPA UNIT

Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, gave field guidance to the Fish Food Factory run by KPA Unit 810.
Visiting the factory in March last year, he underscored the need to steadily put its modernization and cultured practice in production and life on a higher level. And he set forth the tasks for reinforcing modern equipment, putting all its production processes on an automated and stream-lined basis and turning its compound into a woodland and orchard and provided it with valuable equipment.
He took hands of the officials one by one and noted that he was very pleased to hear that the output at the factory has remarkably increased as it was furnished with modern equipment. And he gave a high appreciation of the unit, saying that it is ready to do all what the Party desired.
He went round food processing shop, fish sorting ground, fish freezing chamber, food storage and other places of the factory.
He noted that the factory made a lot of achievements in the work to establish the scientific and rational fish food production method while successfully introducing a combined control system for fish food production processes and streamlining the processing, package and carriage on a high level.
It is admirable that the factory has run a newly-built sci-tech room on a normal basis to improve the technical skills of its employees, he said.
The factory has an important role to play in implementing the Party's intention to supply fresh fish to servicepersons and civilians all the year round through further development of pisciculture, he said, advancing the tasks to be carried out by it.
He gave an instruction that officials, scientists and technicians of the relevant field should visit the factory and manufacture modern floating food production equipment for fish farms.
He is very pleased to see the factory full of modern equipment and its production potentials is great, he said, adding that if the factory keeps the production going at a high rate, enough quality fish food can be supplied to fish farms.
Noting that KPA Unit 810 has registered a lot of successes in the efforts to bring a radical turn in fish farming as intended by the Party, he said its secret lies in that the unit is displaying the spirit of unconditionally implementing the Party policy in hearty response to it. He gave strength and courage to the unit so that it can steadily play a vanguard role in the drive for developing the country's pisciculture.

He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, O Su Yong and Jo Yong Won.

KIM JONG UN GUIDES DRILL FOR BALLISTIC ROCKET FIRE

Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, provided field guidance to the drill for ballistic rocket fire of the Hwasong artillery units of the KPA Strategic Force.
He, together with General Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the Strategic Force, and other commanding officers, went round the firing sites to learn about the preparations for ballistic rocket firing. After hearing about its plan, he ordered to kick off the drill.
The drill was conducted by limiting the firing range under the simulated conditions of making preemptive strikes at ports and airfields in the operational theater in south Korea where the U.S. imperialists nuclear war hardware is to be hurled. And it once again examined the operational features of the detonating devices of nuclear warheads mounted on the ballistic rockets at the designated altitude over the target area.
It fully demonstrated the combat capability of the Hwasong artillery units.
Kim Jong Un expressed great satisfaction over the successful drill, highly praising the artillerymen for keeping themselves fully ready to carry out any order issued all of a sudden and for being always exact and elaborate both in maneuverability and striking force.
He assigned the leading officials of the WPK Central Committee, scientists and technicians in the field of research into nuclear weapons and commanding officers of the KPA Strategic Force accompanying him to the tasks of fully ensuring speed and security of the operation of nuclear attack system, rounding off the Juche-based firepower striking methods and developing diverse type ballistic rockets.

He was accompanied by Ri Man Gon, Ri Pyong Chol, Hong Sung Mu, Kim Jong Sik and other leading officials of the WPK Central Committee and scientists and technicians in the field of research into nuclear weapons.

WEST SEA FLEET OF KPA NAVY WARNS ENEMIES AGAINST MILITARY MOVES IN HOTSPOT WATERS IN WEST SEA

Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) -- The West Sea Fleet of the Navy of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Monday released the following report: The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet military warmongers are these days massively increasing armed forces in the vicinity of the five islands in the West Sea and making adventurous military provocations against the maritime guard line of the KPA.
The south Korean military decided to permanently deploy two commando teams of the puppet army on the Yonphyong Island and is massively increasing naval forces including warships. Recently the south Korean military hurled spying means including drones into the air above the vicinity of five islands of the West Sea of Korea to spy the area of the KPA.
The south Korean Navy let speedboats and guard ships intrude into the waters of the north side under the pretext of controlling Chinese ships' illegal fishing. Timed to coincide with this, brass hats of the south Korean army went to the forefront area of the West Sea to examine the readiness for coping with the possible "provocation" by the north.
The south Korean military warmongers went the lengths of staging the farce of "creating fish breeding reef". The "fish-breeding reef", structure weighing dozens of tones, is being set up in the sensitive waters which witnessed three skirmishes in the past, a fact clearly showing the provocative nature.
Such military provocations escalating in the world's biggest hotspot waters are a revelation of the sinister intention to spark off a military conflict in the said waters and defend the illegal and brigandish "northern limit line" at any cost.
The gravity of the developments has been augmented as the reckless moves of the puppet military warmongers are being perpetrated at the U.S. active instigation. The U.S. imperialist aggressor forces appeared at the Military Demarcation Line in Panmunjom at around 2:45 on Sunday to inform the "creation of fish breeding reef" over loudspeaker.
The U.S. went as ridiculous as to use the phrase "south of the northern limit line" when describing the site of creation, revealing its foolish attempt to give impression that the illegal and ghost line is the extension of the military demarcation line in waters of the West Sea of Korea. The KPA is clearly seeing through the enemies' scheme for military provocation.
It is the black-hearted intention of the aggressors and provokers to perpetrate a military provocation in the sensitive waters in a bid to induce the KPA into self-defensive counteraction and describe it as "provocation" and "threat."

The U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces had better behave themselves if they do not want to meet a dog's death in the waters. The KPA will mercilessly frustrate the dangerous military moves escalated by the enemies in the hotspot waters in the West Sea.

JAPAN SLAMMED FOR DENYING ITS PAST CRIMES

Shortly ago, Germany finished the first-stage project for joint edition of the history textbook which has been pressed ahead with Poland since 2006 and held a book-releasing ceremony of Volume 1 of the textbook dealing with the periods up to the Middle Ages.
The two countries decided to wind up the joint edition of the textbook dealing with the modern history by 2020. Germany jointly edited the history textbook dealing with the periods after the Second World War with France and is editing the textbook dealing with the European history during the periods before the 20th century.
These developments go to prove that Germany which inflicted the untold misfortune and pain upon other European countries through two world wars is striving to liquidate its inglorious past and promote reconciliation with its neighbouring countries and ensure peace in Europe.
On the contrary, Japan which imposed tremendous damage and sufferings upon the Asian people in the last century is getting more frantic in its moves to distort history, far from making an apology and reparation for its past crimes.
Japan’s behaviour is quite different from Germany’s one. Japan is now openly distorting history to deny its past crimes and justify them in the eyes of the world and getting more frantic in its moves for re invasion to repeat its crime-woven history.
In December last year, Japan concluded a deceptive “agreement” on the issue of the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army with the south Korean puppet forces with a petty amount of money in a bid to twist the essence of the issue of the sexual slavery a proper solution of which is demanded by the world and evade the responsibility for its hideous crimes.
Not content with this, Japan kicked up much fuss, distributing the book which totally denies the sexual slavery among scholars across the world and letting the foreign ministry open to the public a document which claims that “no evidence proving the forcible drafting of the comfort women by the Japanese army or under the control of the state has been confirmed.”
In the so-called “statement issued in last August seven decades since Japan’s defeat from the Pacific War,” the present ruling forces openly clarified their criminal stand that there should be no apology for the past history, asserting that “Japan should not oblige the post-war generations to make an apology as they had nothing to do with the war.”
Of late, they invited the US president, their master, to visit Hiroshima in an effort to justify Japan's despicable history of crimes before the world and paint it as a “victim.” By shamelessly working to distort history the Japanese reactionaries seek to implant militarism into all fabrics of the Japanese society and thus create a climate favourable for realizing their ambition for re invasion.
It was against the backdrop of the mounting campaign for distorting history in Japan that the new security legislation was put into force in Japan to pave the way for launching a war of aggression and to further step up arms build-up for re invasion. The Japanese reactionaries’ moves for distorting history are, indeed, a blatant challenge to the desire of mankind for peace and security and criminal acts that deserve denunciation.
The Japanese ruling quarters are sadly mistaken if they calculate they can realize their ambition for re invasion through such ridiculous campaign as that for tampering with history. History teaches that those who fail to feel ashamed of their wrong past and draw a lesson from it and those who are keen to dominate the world by invading other nations are bound to meet ruin without exception.
Japan would be well advised to stop acting recklessly, bearing in mind that its wrong attitude to cover up its past crimes only precipitates its self-ruin.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

DPRK FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN REJECTS BRITISH PRIME MINISTER'S COMMENT ABOUT DPRK'S "NUCLEAR THREAT"

Pyongyang, July 20 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry on Wednesday gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA as regards the British prime minister's comment about the "nuclear threat" from the DPRK:
Recently, the British prime minister said her country was exposed to the potential nuclear threat from countries such as Russia and north Korea, ahead of the vote for the plan of building the latest strategic nuclear submarine in the parliament.
Her remarks are absolutely astonishing. It is illogical that the DPRK's nuclear weapons pose a threat to the UK. It is a pity that the UK makes an excuse for the building of the nuclear submarine by finding fault with the DPRK thousands kilometres away from it.
The DPRK and the UK had fought in 1950s for the latter's dispatch of troops to the Korean war but the former does not regard it an enemy as they established diplomatic relations based on mutual respect and equality.
The DPRK does not regard the UK's nuclear weapons as a threat to it. Therefore, the UK has no need to regard the DPRK's nukes as a threat to it.
The UK is in need of nuclear weapons for protecting its present and future generations and the DPRK also bolsters up nuclear deterrence to defend itself from the U.S. extreme and potential nuclear war threat.

The DPRK would continue bolster up its self-defensive nuclear deterrence to protect the sovereignty of the country and vital rights of the nation from the U.S. nuclear threat no matter what others may say.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

SPOKESMAN FOR KPA PANMUNJOM MISSION URGES U.S. FORCES IN S. KOREA TO GO HOME



Pyongyang, July 20 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army (KPA) issued a statement on Wednesday, sixty six years since the U.S. usurped the OPECON of the south Korean puppet army. The statement said: The so-called "Taejon Agreement" was concluded in July 1950 due to the U.S. wicked design for realizing its military domination over the whole of Korea and the Syngman Rhee traitorous clique's foolish dream about a "north expedition" with its master's backing.
The agreement was recorded in the history of national division as tragedy and shame in which the U.S. imperialist aggression forces' exercise of the south Korean puppet army's OPECON is guaranteed by "law".
One of the main reasons why the world points south Korea as the complete U.S. colony and its 51st state is that the former has been subject to humiliation of having transferred the elementary military right to the outsiders over sixty six years, century after century.
Today when power precisely means justice, nothing is more foolish and miserable to entrust one's destiny to others. It is none other than the south Korean puppet army, subsidiary troops which cannot act at will even a moment without the approval and permission of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in south Korea going under the mask of the "UN Forces", and the land of darkness is exactly south Korea as it can make no protest even if it is mercilessly trampled down under the boots and armored vehicles of the brigandish outsiders.
Whenever the south Korean people turned out in an action against the U.S., the latter left no means untried to maintain the OPECON, main means for its permanent presence in south Korea, at any cost.
The U.S. imperialists made public without any hesitation their intention to postpone the period of transfer of the OPECON for an indefinite period until the puppet forces provide three conditions: "creation of security climate" on the Korean peninsula, its "attainment of major military capacities" and its "attainment of ability for coping with the north's nuclear weapons and missiles" by instigating the Park Geun Hye group of traitors to stop the controversial issue of transfer of the OPECON from being snow-balled.
The U.S. is mulling keeping control of the OPECON at any cost even by making a cock-and bull and impudent excuses which can never work on anyone as it has a sinister scheme which it cannot abandon the OPECON. In case the U.S. imperialists transfer the OPECON to the puppet forces, they will lose not only the pretext for staying in south Korea but also the excuse for interfering in the Korean issue.
The south Korean puppet forces are getting more and more dependent on the U.S. with their ambition to stand in confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north and realize their daydream about "unification through absorption" at any cost with the help of their master.
The dark curtain behind the OPECON is nothing but a clear indictment showing how persistent the U.S. imperialists' hostile policy toward the DPRK and south Korean puppet forces' moves for confrontation with it are and how scandalous the sordid burlesque waged by the master and its stooge to meet their interests is. The U.S. imperialists and south Korean puppet forces would be well advised to properly face up to the trend of the times.
The KPA already solemnly declared that the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in south Korea are its first strike target and the puppet traitors following them would also meet the same fate. The U.S. should go back home, abandoning its wicked intention for permanent stay in south 



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

KCNA COMMENTARY TERMS PARK GEUN HYE MODERN DAY TRAITOR


Pyongyang, July 19 (KCNA) -- A strong wave of protests sweeps south Korea after the decision to deploy THAAD there was announced. Inhabitants of Songju County, North Kyongsang Province, in particular, are staging strong protests such as hunger strike, writing petition in blood, hair cutting and candle-light actions, threatened with forcible evacuation from their cradle and seized with uneasiness about possible retaliatory nuclear strike after their area was chosen as a site for THAAD deployment.
The south Korean puppet "prime minister" and the minister of defense, who had gone to the county to persuade its inhabitants into offering the land as the site for the deployment of the war monster called THAAD, have been stuck for six and a half hours, pelted with water bottles and eggs by local inhabitants. They suffered the shame of taking to flight after having a hard time.
At a time when the whole of south Korea has turned into a mayhem over the issue of THAAD deployment, neighboring countries are becoming increasingly critical of it as they are exposed to an ever more undisguised military threat of the U.S. But, the Park Geun Hye group, the chief architect of the crisis, is ordering its yes men to "stop the unnecessary dispute over THAAD" and round off its deployment as quickly as possible, spouting sheer sophism that "it is of defensive nature to cope with the north's nuclear and missile threat" and "it is an inevitable step for security and existence of the people."
The Park Geun Hye regime's decision to allow THAAD deployment is the worst act of treachery as it offers the U.S. an excuse to perpetuate the illegal presence of its forces which has lasted for 70 odd years and the split of the Korean nation. Since the first day of her office Park has zealously fawned up the U.S., welcoming its introduction of nukes and missiles into south Korea which have brought constant danger of war to the Korean peninsula. She, however, desperately cried out for dismantling the treasured sword of the DPRK for self-defence which has ensured peace and security of the nation.
THAAD will rapidly escalate military tensions in Asia-Pacific. South Korea, a forefront base and nuclear outpost of the U.S. for carrying out its strategy for dominating Asia-Pacific, will become a primary target of the neighbouring countries and an igniting point of a new world war. Consequently, south Koreans cannot but fall victim to it.

Park is, indeed, a disgrace and a source of trouble for the nation as she is making no scruple of offering land to outsiders as a war servant at a time when many countries are involved in a hot race for defending their sovereignty and national interests. She will never be able to escape the severest punishment by the nation.

DPRK FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN SLAMS U.S. AMBASSADOR FOR FLYING ABOVE S. KOREA ABOARD FIGHTER


Pyongyang, July 19 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA Tuesday as regards the fact that the U.S. ambassador to south Korea took a F-16 under the U.S. 7th Air Force to fly the sky over south Korea on July 12: This is nothing but a bullying act that can be done only by a deranged man.
The fact that he who is outwardly a diplomat took the fighter unbecoming for his duty goes to clearly prove that all the U.S. diplomats are real war servants. At the moment when the U.S. ever more undisguised hostile moves and nuclear threats against the DPRK are bringing the dark clouds of a nuclear war to hang over the Korean peninsula, it is a very meaningful thing that the U.S. ambassador to south Korea who personally has a hand in shaping the U.S. DPRK policy and implementing it flew above south Korea aboard fighter.
What should not be overlooked is that such a crazy act was timed to coincide with the U.S. official decision to deploy THAAD in south Korea in the wake of the introduction of nuclear submarines and a formation of B-52Hs and other strategic assets into south Korea.
The ill-boding moves of the U.S. being observed one after another with the joint military exercises Ulji Freedom Guardian for aggression to be staged in upcoming August indicate its intention to press for the unprecedented acts on the Korean peninsula.

We are closely following these moves of the U.S. and will take stronger self-defensive nuclear countermeasures for defending the country's sovereignty and the nation's right to existence from the U.S. daily-increasing nuclear war threats.

DPRK FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN HITS PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT OF ASIA EUROPE MEETING SUMMIT


Pyongyang, July 18 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Sunday as regards the recent presidential statement of the Asia-Europe Meeting summit accusing the DPRK: The 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit held on Saturday made public a presidential statement terming the DPRK's bolstering of nuclear deterrent a violation of UNSC "resolutions" and a threat to the regional and global peace and security, pulling up the DPRK for no ground.
This is a reckless act of further aggravating the situation of the Korean peninsula by taking advantage of the U.S. extreme anti-DPRK racket. It is none other than the U.S. that creates a hair-trigger nuclear war danger on the Korean peninsula and wrecks peace and security in the region and the rest of the world.
The U.S. is now introducing into south Korea nuclear submarines, formations of strategic bombers and other strategic nuclear strike means and latest war hardware including THAAD one after another while ceaselessly staging nuclear war exercises for aggression to bring the dark clouds of a nuclear war to the Korean peninsula.
Besides, it has sought to encroach upon the sovereignty and vital rights of the DPRK and isolate and stifle it. Not content with such attempt, it has recently got hell-bent on unprecedented sanctions and pressures on the DPRK, daring hurt the dignity of its supreme leadership.
It is a legitimate measure for self-defence to cope with the ever-escalating U.S. frantic hostile policy and nuclear threat that the DPRK secured powerful nuclear deterrent and has bolstered it up both in quality and quantity.
Growing stronger is the will of the service personnel and people of the DPRK to totally smash the U.S. and other hostile forces' high-handed and arbitrary practices and military pressure with the toughest counteraction.

The DPRK will invariably advance straight along the road of independence, Songun and socialism, regardless of what others say, and fight for genuine international justice as an independent power and nuclear power.

KCNA SLAMS JAPAN FOR DENYING ITS PAST CRIMES



Pyongyang, July 18 (KCNA) -- Shortly ago, Germany finished the first-stage project for joint edition of the history textbook which has been pressed ahead with Poland since 2006 and held a book-releasing ceremony of Vol. 1 of the textbook dealing with the periods up to the Middle Ages.
The two countries decided to wind up the joint edition of the textbook dealing with the modern history by 2020. Germany jointly edited the history textbook dealing with the periods after the Second World War with France and is editing the textbook dealing with the European history during the periods before the 20th century.
These developments go to prove that Germany which inflicted the untold misfortune and pain upon other European countries through two world wars is striving to liquidate its inglorious past and promote reconciliation with its neighbouring countries and ensure peace in Europe.
On the contrary, Japan which imposed tremendous damage and sufferings upon the Asian people in the last century is getting more frantic in its moves to distort history, far from making an apology and reparation for its past crimes.
Japan's behavior is quite different from Germany's one. Japan is now openly distorting history to deny its past crimes and justify them in the eyes of the world and getting more frantic in its moves for reinvasion to repeat its crime-woven history.
In last December, Japan concluded a deceptive "agreement" on the issue of the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army with the south Korean puppet forces with a petty amount of money in a bid to twist the essence of the issue of the sexual slavery a proper solution of which is demanded by the world and evade the responsibility for its hideous crimes.
Not content with this, Japan kicked up much fuss, distributing the book which totally denies the sexual slavery among scholars across the world and letting the foreign ministry open to public a document which claims that "no evidence proving the forcible drafting of the comfort women by the Japanese army or under the control of the state has been confirmed".
In the so-called "statement issued in last August seven decades since Japan's defeat from the Pacific War", the present ruling forces openly clarified their criminal stand that there should be no apology for the past history, asserting that "Japan should not oblige the post-war generations to make an apology as they had nothing to do with the war ".
Of late, they invited the U.S. president, their master, to visit Hiroshima in an effort to justify Japan's despicable history of crimes before the world and paint it as a "victim." By shamelessly working to distort history the Japanese reactionaries seek to implant militarism into all fabrics of the Japanese society and thus create a climate favourable for realizing their ambition for reinvasion.
It was against the backdrop of the mounting campaign for distorting history in Japan that the new security legislation was put into force in Japan to pave the way for launching a war of aggression and to further step up arms build-up for reinvasion.
The Japanese reactionaries' moves for distorting history are, indeed, a blatant challenge to the desire of mankind for peace and security and criminal acts that deserve denunciation.
The Japanese ruling quarters are sadly mistaken if they calculate they can realize their ambition for reinvasion through such ridiculous campaign as that for tampering with history.

History teaches that those who fail to feel ashamed of their wrong past and draw a lesson from it and those who are keen to dominate the world by invading other nations are bound to meet ruin without exception. Japan would be well advised to stop acting recklessly, bearing in mind that its wrong attitude to cover up its past crimes only precipitates its self-ruin.

Monday, July 18, 2016

CPRC SPOKESMAN DENOUNCES S. KOREA'S DECISION ON THAAD DEPLOYMENT

Pyongyang, July 14 (KCNA) -- Now all Koreans are trembling with towering anger at the Park Geun Hye group which made a decision to introduce THAAD into south Korea from the U.S. South Koreans of different social standings condemn the decision as an "act done by modern day five traitors," "fatal and ruinous option" and "great disaster bringing bigger threat than a war to people's security" as it is little short of selling off the sovereignty to the U.S. They are strongly demanding the nullification of the decision. Nevertheless, the Park group, remaining unperturbed, is making desperate efforts to cover up its crimes and escape criticism at home and abroad while spouting out absurd sophism that "it is to cope with nuclear and missile threat from the north" and "it is an inevitable measure for safety, destiny and existence of people," said a spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK (CPRC) in a statement Thursday. It continued: The decision disclosed that Park Geun Hye is the rare traitor and a war servant obsessed with confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north and keen on realizing a wild ambition for invading the north as she unhesitatingly sold off the destiny and interests of the nation and harassed regional peace and stability. The CPRC bitterly denounces in the name of all Koreans the Park Geun Hye group of traitors for committing thrice-cursed act of treachery while kowtowing to the U.S. brigandish demand. The Park Geun Hye group's act of deploying THAAD is the heinous one for escalating [2] confrontation with an aim to remove the treasured nuclear sword of the compatriots in the north, precious property of the nation, with the help of the wolf-like U.S. Clear is the aim sought by Park Geun Hye in pressing for the deployment of THAAD despite the strong opposition of all Koreans and the international community. It is the crafty scheme of Park Geun Hye to escalate the sanctions and pressure on the DPRK with the backing of the U.S. at any cost now that the position of the DPRK as a nuclear weapons state has been consolidated day by day and her trumpeting about the "north's denuclearization first" is becoming no longer workable. Park Geun Hye is seriously mistaken if she thinks she can save her life interwoven with crimes and tide over her toppling ruling system with herself being hidden behind the U.S. THAAD. Traitor Park Geun Hye, the very one behind the decision to deploy THAAD, must not forget even a moment that the DPRK's nuclear force for self-defence will be further bolstered up in quality and quantity and the merciless sword of justice will cut off her windpipe no matter how desperately she may try to stifle the compatriots in the north by clinging to the coattails of foreign forces. Park Geun Hye will have to pay most severely and most bitterly for her unpardonable treacherous act as she is leaving in history another record of despicable confrontation with compatriots in the north and submission to the U.S while offering the Korean peninsula to foreign forces as a theatre of a nuclear war.

DPRK FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESMAN DENOUNCES U.S. INTRODUCTION OF NUCLEAR SUBMARINE INTO S. KOREA

Pyongyang, July 15 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA Friday as regards the U.S. introduction of another nuclear submarine into south Korea: On July 13 nuclear-powered submarine Ohio, one of the major strategic strike means of the U.S., made an entry into Pusan Port of south Korea.
The 18 000-ton class super large nuclear submarine is capable of mounting missile attacks with stealth function. In June the U.S. brought to south Korea nuclear submarine Mississippi and the formation of B-52H strategic bombers.
The U.S. introduction into the Korean peninsula of strategic nuclear strike means at a time when the DPRK-U.S. relations and the regional situation are growing extremity tense is a revelation of its hostile attempt to stifle the DPRK by force at any cost.
Also lurking behind it is an ambition to contain other rival countries in the region by force and establish military hegemony in Northeast Asia.
It is foolhardy for the U.S. not to properly understand the strategic position of the DPRK that has ranked itself among the nuclear powers and the trend of the times, but to try to bring down the DPRK through military pressure and threat.
Not content with reckless arms buildup, war exercises and sanctions racket to retrieve its failure in its DPRK policy, the U.S. does not hesitate to hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK.
This is rendering the situation on the Korean peninsula and in the region extremely tense and increasing the danger of a nuclear war. The present situation in which the U.S. has become hell-bent on encroaching upon the sovereignty and nuclear threat and blackmail while more openly pursuing its hegemonic strategy in reliance on military muscle clearly proves once again how just the DPRK was when it adopted the line of simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force.
Lasting peace on the Korean peninsula and in the region can never be realized by unilateral efforts of the DPRK and it is possible only when the military hostile acts of the U.S. which is chiefly to blame for the tension and its anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK are terminated.
The present situation in which the U.S. is more viciously pursuing its hostile policy toward the DPRK compels it to further bolster its nuclear deterrence for self-defence.

Unshakable is the will of the DPRK to fundamentally defuse in reliance on powerful nuclear deterrence the danger of a nuclear war being brought by the U.S. and safeguard peace on the Korean peninsula and in the region.

U.S. FORCES ACCUSED OF TURNING DMZ ALONG MDL INTO ZONE FLUSH WITH HEAVY WEAPONS

Pyongyang, July 14 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army Thursday gave an answer to the question raised by Joson Inmingun newspaper as regards the fact that the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in south Korea recently massively introduced various type heavy weapons into the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) along the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), pushing the situation there to the phase of conflict and war.
On July 10 south Korean media made public the fact that the "UN Command" held a confab with the puppet Joint Chiefs of Staff in July 2014 and revised the "UN Command Regulation 551-4" on allowing the introduction of not only firearms but heavy weapons into the DMZ along the MDL and has begun implementing it since September 5 of the same year.
It is said that according to the new "regulation", 12.7mm-caliber machine gun, 40mm-caliber grenade launchers, 57mm-caliber recoilless gun, 81mm-caliber mortars and other heavy weapons were deployed into the DMZ, counting only those opened to public. The spokesman said: Such undisguised breach of the Armistice Agreement has turned the DMZ into a "heavily armed zone" and pushed the situation to the phase of unpredictable military clash.
This is a product of the ceaseless U.S. moves to ignite another Korean war. The U.S. imperialist aggression forces which are present in south Korea under the cloak of the "UN Command" are misleading the public opinion with sheer sophism that their shameless actions are "to cope with" the DPRK's "arms build-up."
The U.S. has long wantonly and totally breached the Korean Armistice Agreement. It was the robber-like U.S. that began breaching the core provisions of the AA as soon as it was signed.
Military tension has reached an extreme phase in the DMZ along the MDL, the line dividing the Korean peninsula recognized as the biggest hotspot in the world.
This is attributable to the dangerous phase of confrontation and war created by the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in south Korea by massively introducing heavy weapons to the DMZ along the MDL in wanton violation of the AA.
The massive introduction of heavy weapons into the DMZ along the MDL would render the DMZ which plays the role of military buffer zone defunct and turn it into an outpost for igniting a war. This is the aim sought by the chieftains of aggression and provocation.
The U.S., the shameless robber and ferocious aggressor without an equal in the world, has paid lip-service to the "observance of the AA" and "detente" in a bid to hide its true colors. It is trying to turn the DMZ into "zone flooded with heavy weapons," thus inciting the military confrontation between the north and the south and rendering the situation there extremely tense.
By nature, it is the customary practice of the U.S. to abet and stoke dispute and conflict among nations and countries in a bid to achieve its aggressive purpose with ease. This is well illustrated by the fact that the U.S. is stepping up the "transfer of its aggressor bases to areas south of the River Han."
The Park Geun Hye group of traitors is working with bloodshot eyes to escalate the confrontation with the compatriots in the north, zealously pursuant to this sinister scenario of the U.S.
The increased efforts on the part of the criminals to falsify facts and distort the reality would only bring to light their despicable true colours.

The KPA is now following with high vigilance the frequent ill-boding military moves of the enemy in areas along the MDL.

DEPLOYMENT OF THAAD IN S. KOREA WILL INVITE NEW COLD WAR: KCNA COMMENTARY

Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- The final decision to deploy THAAD in south Korea, being part of the U.S. moves for building a global missile shield, is sparking serious concern of the international community.
The U.S. is taking much pain to calm down the backlash of the countries around the Korean peninsula by making such far-fetched assertion that THAAD to be operated in south Korea is "defensive means" to cope with the "nuclear and missile threat" from the DPRK.
But, with no rhetoric can it cover up its aggressive nature as a harasser of global peace and stability.
The U.S. THAAD deployment is a risky military move that may bring a new Cold War to Asia-Pacific as it is aimed to upset the regional strategic balance and contain China and Russia by force directly.
It is the U.S. ulterior purpose to neutralize the attack capability of rapidly developing Asian countries, specifically the regional powers, through its missile shield and thus hold political, economic and military hegemony in the region.
THAAD deployment in south Korea is directly linked to the full-scale execution of the U.S. strategy for dominating Asia-Pacific.
The deployment of THAAD plays as the catalyst for sparking off a fiercer arms race and a new Cold War in Asia-Pacific. No wonder, regional powers are channelling efforts into bolstering their military muscle to counter the deployment, keeping high vigilance and expressing deep concern over it.
China and Russia have launched an all-out offensive to get the deployment plan retracted, asserting that THAAD would upset the strategic balance in the region and wantonly violate their strategic security.
They are also pressing ahead with their immediate missile programs such as redeployment of armed forces to strike designated targets in the light of the range of THAAD.
This being a stark reality, the U.S. has gone as foolish as to try to deceive someone by asserting that THAAD deployment is an "inevitable choice" under the situation where various type rockets possessed by the Korean People's Army and their test-fires pose a "serious threat" to the security of south Korea and other parts of Asia-Pacific.
Andrei Vinogradov, chief of the center for political study and forecast of the Institute of the Far East of the Russian Academy of Sciences, commented that it is no more than a lame excuse for the U.S. to claim THAAD is to protect south Korea from the threat of the DPRK.
Recalling when the deployment of the missile shield in Europe was under discussion, the U.S. claimed that it was to cope with the threat from Iran; he noted that the nuclear deal with Iran has been clinched but the building of a missile shield is still underway in Romania and Poland.
The same can be said of THAAD deployment in south Korea, he added. The U.S. is sadly mistaken if it thinks that the world today would change, pursuant to its subjective ambition. The U.S. can never realize its scenario to maintain its military edge and materialize its hegemonic desire in Asia-Pacific while getting frantic in war drills, arms build-up and building of a military bloc after designating the DPRK as a primary target of its attack.
As THAAD openly targets the DPRK, the enemy will never be able to get rid of the striking range of the Korean People's Army. Fully equipped with cutting-edge offensive strike means, the Korean People's Army will never remain a passive on-lookers to the prevailing situation whereby the Korean peninsula is being reduced to a theatre of muscle-flexing among big powers and an igniting point of a new world war.

The deployment of THAAD will only result in justifying the DPRK's exercise of its right to self-defence and precipitating the miserable end of the war maniacs.

LETTER TO PRESIDENT OF FATF

Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- Mr. Kim Chon Gyun, vice-chairman of the DPRK National Coordination Committee for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism and governor of the Central Bank, sent a letter to Juan Manuel Vega-Serrano, president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), on July 13.
The letter said: I have the honor to refer to your predecessor's letter dated June 30, 2016. The letter gives rise to disappointment over the unfair handling by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of the question of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), presenting the seriously distorted picture of the reality and thus serving only the interests of specific jurisdictions.
The FATF, alleging that the DPRK is "threatening the integrity of the international financial system" by money laundering and financing of terrorism, is raising an issue of what is called "threat emanating from proliferation of weapons of mass destruction" only to justify its call for "counter-measures" forcing other jurisdictions to terminate all financial transactions with the DPRK.
This is exactly as same as the U.S. scenario in an attempt to isolate and stifle the DPRK by accusing the latter with all sorts of brands such as a "state of money laundering", a "state of human rights violation". As known, the DPRK is actively taking the actions pursuant to the international standards on combating money laundering in close cooperation with the Asia /Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) and the Asia/Pacific Regional Review Group (APRRG), which was also appreciated by FATF.
The establishment of the National Coordination Committee for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism, the adoption of the Law on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism followed by the entering into the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crimes, among others, are the results of devoted efforts for intensifying the AML & CFT system of the country in conformity with the International Standards in cooperation with the APG and the APRRG.
As for the issue of proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, our access to nuclear weapons is a self-defensive measure, fair and aboveboard to all intents and purposes, for safeguarding the sovereignty and dignity of the country to counter the heinous hostile policy of the United States on the DPRK, and the DPRK is implementing in a sincere manner as a responsible nuclear weapons state the obligations assumed before the international society for non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction including nuclear weapons.
If the DPRK's access to nuclear weapons constitutes proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, a question arises with regard to the United States, deploying a number of nuclear weapons in different parts of the world and squandering astronomical amount of money on their modernization even at this time.

The FATF is required to provide a clear answer to this question. The DPRK will continue engaging with the FATF, the APRRG and the APG on basis of its consistent position of combating money laundering and financing of terrorism and proliferation. However, it will be left with no other option but to give consideration to the relations if the FATF remains allowing itself to serve the interests of the United States and certain jurisdictions.

PARK GEUN HYE GROUP'S PRO-JAPANESE ACT ASSAILED

Pyongyang, July 14 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korean Committee on Measures for the Sexual Slavery for Japanese Army and Drafting Victims gave an answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday as regards the disclosure of the pro-Japanese act of treachery committed by the Park Geun Hye group of south Korea to cover up the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army.
The spokesman said that the Park group recently slashed the authorities' funds for the registration of a record on the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army at the UNESCO, sparking off a big public furore.
This is not only just an intolerable insult and mockery of the victims of the sexual slavery but a never-to-be pardoned act of treachery aimed to keep Japan's past crimes buried into oblivion, the spokesman said, and went on: As there was a brisk movement among civic and social organizations of various countries around the world to register a record showing the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army in the wake of the registration of the bloody Nanjing massacre as a world heritage, the Japanese reactionaries have gone crafty in their moves to check the movement, talking about the possibility of suspending the contribution to UNESCO and the demand for the change of registration system of documentary heritages.
Taking advantage of such act against history being committed by Japan, Park is trying to ify the crimes related to the sexual slavery which the successive puppet ruling forces of south Korea dared not do. This is the despicable sycophancy and treachery which can be committed only by Park as she has been steeped in pro-Japanese idea to the marrow of her bones since she was young when her father ruled and was raised in a "family" that served Japan risking anything.
The thrice-cursed sexual slavery committed by the Japanese imperialists can never be erased no matter how desperately the Park group may try to cover it up while going against the trend of the times.

The Park group will certainly be forced to pay for its acts of serving Japan. The committee will always stand by the south Korean people in their just actions to let the world public know about Japan's past crimes and to make sure that such crimes are never repeated.