Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, had a photo session with the participants in the 8th Conference of Munitions Industry on Tuesday. When respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un appeared at the venue of the photo session, the participants enthusiastically welcomed him, extending the greatest glory and thanks to him. He waved back to them. He warmly congratulated once again the scientists, technologists, workers and officials in the fields of the national defense scientific research and munitions industry who made great contributions to bolstering the national defense capability such as members who brought about a great success in test-firing ICBM Hwasong-15, and had a photo session with them. He expressed conviction that the participants in the conference would bring about a great leap forward and innovation in developing the Juche-based national defense industry and building a socialist powerful nation. Attending the photo session were Thae Jong Su, No Kwang Chol, Jang Chang Ha, Jon Il Ho, Hong Sung Mu and Hong Yong Chil.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Pyongyang, December 13 (KCNA) -- Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un invited to the conference of the victory and glory those in the field of defense science who most faithfully and perfectly carried out the Party's plan for building strategic nuclear force, successfully test-fired ICBM Hwasong-15 and thus demonstrated the dignity and might of our powerful state all over the world once again, and showed warm loving care and benevolence for them.
Party and state commendations were awarded to those contributors to the successful test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-15 with due ceremony at the April 25 House of Culture on Tuesday. Kim Jong Un attended the ceremony. He personally conferred on the contributors to the successful ICBM test-fire Order of Kim Il Sung and Order of Kim Jong Il, the highest orders of the DPRK, the Title of DPRK Hero and Gold Star Medal and Order of National Flag First Class, the Title of DPRK Labor Hero and Gold Medal (Hammer and Sickle) and Order of National Flag First Class, the highest honor of DPRK citizens, Kim Jong Il Prize, watches bearing the august names of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il, citation of Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea Kim Jong Un and citation of Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un. All the participants broke into stormy cheers and applause for the Supreme Leader, excited by his boundless gratitude.
(KCNA) -- The 8th Conference of Munitions Industry closed on Tuesday. Speakers at the conference referred to the devotion and tireless efforts made by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un who steered the drive for completing the state nuclear force. They told about the successes and experience gained in the course of developing and manufacturing Korean-style powerful weapons and bombs of Juche, and expressed their resolutions to demonstrate the dignity and strong spirit of Juche Korea. Kim Jong Un made a conclusion at the conference.
He said the 8th Conference of Munitions Industry was being held with the greatest splendour amid the deep attention and expectation of the whole Party and all the people and warm congratulations from across the country to the admirable heroes of Juche Korea who successfully carried out the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force. He warmly congratulated the participants of the conference on their devoted efforts for the development of the Juche-based defence industry on behalf of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and all the people of the country.
He extended the salute of congratulations to the soldiers of defence science, highly appreciating the great exploits of them who participated in the conference at the special invitation of the Party Central Committee after succeeding in the test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-15, a great victory to be specially recorded in the history of the country. He also extended warm congratulations and thanks to all the members working in the field of defence industry including all scientists, technicians, workers and service personnel of munitions industrial establishments, institutes and universities, officials and other working people in charge of munitions production and supply, who are reliably defending the arsenal of the Juche revolution with boundless loyalty to the Party and the revolution and noblest patriotism.
Warmly recollecting the life-long devotion and tireless efforts of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il who established the self-supporting defence industry from scratch, he highly appreciated the revolutionary forerunners in munitions industry who remained unfailingly loyal to the order of the Party and the leader in the course of the stern struggle for achieving today's great victory. He said our defence industry with long history and proud traditions has developed into the self-supporting and modern defence industry capable of manufacturing any weaponry with our own efforts.
He solemnly declared that the development of new strategic weapon systems including A-bomb, H-bomb and ICBM Hwasong-15 with indigenous efforts and technology and the realization of the great cause of completing the state nuclear force serve as a great historic victory of our Party and people of the country achieved by the death-defying struggle at the cost of high price.
Noting that to regard the bolstering of defence capabilities as the greatest state affairs and put primary efforts into the development of defence industry is a strategic line consistently adhered to by the Party, he said it is the greatest exploits of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il for the country and the revolution that they advanced the idea and line of building the Juche-oriented defence industry and built the robust defence industry capable of firmly defending the sovereignty of the country, security of the people and gains of the revolution from the imperialists' aggression through their devoted efforts.
He said the Workers' Party of Korea set forth the line of simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force as required by the prevailing situation and the developing revolution and has correctly steered the struggle for carrying out the line. The country's strategic position has been put on a new high level on the basis of the powerful Juche-based defence industry, he said, noting with pride that such a proud reality clearly proves the validity of the decision and option of the Party which advanced and has implemented the line.
Saying that our powerful Juche-based defence industry is the valuable fruition brought by the indomitable revolutionary spirit of the scientists, technicians, workers and officials in the field of munitions industry who have faithfully upheld the Party with their blood and sweat and by their fighting spirit of devotedly implementing the Party's policies, he highly praised them as the creditable death-defying corps of the Party who showed in practice with what attitude and stand one should uphold and implement the Party's idea and line.
He once again extended deep thanks to the scientists, technicians, workers and officials in munitions industry who heroically struggled to implement the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts and completing the building of the state nuclear force, sharing their destiny with the Party and to all the people who absolutely supported the Party's policy of attaching importance to the defence industry and materially and morally aided the field of defence industry while tightening their belts.
He, indicating the orientation of further glorifying the country as the world's strongest nuclear power and military power, set forth long-term objectives, primary objectives, strategic tasks and important tasks to be fulfilled to develop the defence industry of the country into the ultra-modern self-supporting defence industry in the 21st century, true to the line of Juche, and made clear the ways to do so. He said it is the important mission of our defence industry to consolidate the national defence capability as firm as a rock and thus defend the Party and the revolution, the country and its people, guarantee the successful advance of the revolutionary cause of Juche and steer and accelerate the building of a socialist powerful nation.
The Juche-based national defense industry will continue to develop and we will win victory in the showdown with the imperialists and the U.S. and certainly achieve the cause of socialism and the revolutionary cause of Juche thanks to the banner of the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts advanced by the WPK, heroic workers in the munitions field and talented scientists and technicians in the national defense industry faithful to the Party, he said. He expressed belief that the scientists of the national defense industry and workers of munitions would bolster up the nuclear force in quality and quantity, manufacture more latest weapons and equipment of Korean style and thus fulfill their honorable mission and duty in fully displaying the dignity and might of the socialist military power and hastening the final victory of the Juche revolution.
Thanks to the great guidance of the WPK, our defense industry and self-reliant defence capability will be rapidly strengthened and the DPRK will victoriously advance and leap as the strongest nuclear power and military power in the world, he said, calling for dynamically working for the Party and revolution and development of the Juche-based defense industry with the single-minded unity. When he finished the speech, the participants enthusiastically cheered him.
Pyongyang, December 12 (KCNA) -- The 8th Conference of Munitions Industry opened here with splendour on Monday. The conference is set to review the achievements and experience gained in the work to implement the Party's policy on the munitions industry and discuss the measures for ushering in a heyday of development of the Juche-based defense industry under the banner of simultaneously developing the two fronts and giving full play to the invincible might of socialist Korea.
Attending it were Thae Jong Su, No Kwang Chol, Jang Chang Ha, Jon Il Ho, Hong Sung Mu and Hong Yong Chil and chairpersons of provincial party committees, contributors to the successful test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-15 and other scientists, technicians, labor innovators and officials in the field of defense science and the munitions industry who have made significant contributions to increasing the country's defense capability, and officials and workers of relevant units.
When respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un appeared in the platform of the conference, all its participants enthusiastically welcomed him. Thae Jong Su, Politburo member and vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, stressed in a report at the conference that the DPRK's history of defense industry is a revolutionary history of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il and the WPK.
The reporter said: Kim Il Sung created the precious tradition of building the Juche-based national defense industry in the flames of the anti-Japanese revolution in his early years. After the liberation of the country he advanced a policy of founding the independent defense industry without delay and had wisely led the struggle for its realization, making field guidance to the arsenal in Phyongchon before visiting the Kangson Steel Plant under the complicated situation of building a new country.
Kim Jong Il kept up the project for bolstering up the arms as the most important matter of the Party and the revolution and lifeline of building a socialist power and brought about a radical turn in developing the Juche-based national defense industry with his distinguished idea and energetic leadership.
The Juche-based national defense industry has now entered the fresh heyday of its development thanks to respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, the reporter said, and went on: Kim Jong Un set forth the strategic line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of nuclear force and provided a legal foundation for bolstering up the nuclear force. This became a historic turning point in putting the DPRK on the position of a matchless nuclear weapons state and hastening the final victory in the showdown with the U.S. and the cause of building a powerful socialist nation.
Under his strategic decision, the DPRK carried out two successful H-bomb tests, "March 18 revolution" and "July 4 revolution" and won the miraculous July 28 victory and the great November 29 victory. These are extra-large auspicious events in the history of the nation as they opened up the era of radical changes and fully realized the long-cherished desire of our people for powerful national defense capability. The period from the 7th Conference of Munitions Industry up to now was years of victory and glory during which world-startling rapid progress has been made to clearly prove validity and vitality of our Party's policy on strengthening the self-reliant national defense capability in every way with the nuclear force as a pivot.
Noting that the DPRK's defense industry has advanced along the road only indicated by the Party, regarding the leadership of its Central Committee as lifeline, the reporter said: In particular, the great success in the test-fire of Hwasong-15, a new type ICBM capable of hitting the whole mainland of the U.S and carrying super-heavy warhead, conducted under the political decision and strategic resolution of the Workers' Party of Korea, is the great victory of the nation, a great event to be specially recorded in the history of the country, won by our people in the efforts to carry out the historic cause of completing the state nuclear force, the cause of building a rocket power.
The reporter mentioned the prospect of the defense industry and the tasks for carrying forward the heyday of development of the Juche-based defense industry and increasing the self-reliant defense capability in every way. Speeches were made at the conference. Through speeches, exchanged were achievements and good experience gained in the defense science research and the work to bolster the national defense capability over the past years, true to the Party's policy on the munitions industry. And, on this basis, discussed were the ways for making leaping progress in the development of the Juche-based defense industry. They analyzed and reviewed intrinsic faults and lessons in the fields of defense science and munitions industry. The conference goes on.
Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- The Confederation of Trade Unions and the Federation of Trade Unions of south Korea were going to send a message to the General Federation of Trade Inions of Korea (GFTUK) in congratulation of its 72nd founding anniversary, but it was not realized due to the anti-reunification act of the puppet authorities.
The puppet Unification Ministry threatened the Confederation and the Federation to delete expressions like "national meeting for peace and reunification of the country and the improvement of the north-south relations", charging that "national meeting" means "a political event".
A spokesman for the GFTUK in a statement Thursday denounced this as an unpardonable challenge to the desire and wish of the workers of south Korea and all other Koreans for national reconciliation, unity, peace and reunification and a traitorous act aimed to sever the fraternal ties between the fellow countrymen.
The puppet authorities even found fault with the title of the national meeting and hindered the dispatch of the congratulatory message. This can not but be considered as an attempt to make the north-south relations the monopoly of the authorities and to stand against the nation's movement for reunification, the statement said, and went on:
The situation clearly proves that nothing has changed from the days of fascist dictatorship by the group of conservative traitors even though there has been a regime change in south Korea, and the new regime has nothing different from the preceding regimes in using despicable and crafty methods as it trumpets about "exchanges" outwardly but hampers the solidarity activities of organizations of people of various social standings in the north and the south behind the scene.
Greater crime will cause more miserable end. The puppet authorities keen on despicable submission toward outsiders and confrontation with the fellow countrymen can never evade curse and censure by the whole nation determined to open up the heyday of nationwide reunification movement.
KCNA Commentary Pyongyang, December 11 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is getting keen on sanctions and pressure racket against the DPRK while terming its measure for self-defence the "threat to the world". The U.S. government authorities including Trump, the state secretary, defence secretary and the U.S. representative at the UN are spitting out military outbursts against the DPRK and are pressurizing other countries to sever all relations with the DPRK including diplomatic, economic and trade activities.
It is even threatening the capture of the DPRK flagged ships in the seas. This is the vivid expression of Trump's "lunatic strategy" aimed to exterminate the Korean nation as it is the last-ditch effort of those dumbfounded by the might of the state nuclear force of the DPRK which has the whole U.S. territory within its strike range.
The brigandish sophism that the DPRK poses "threat to the whole world" does not hold any water. The world clearly sees who is the chieftain escalating tension and harassing world peace and stability through the situation of the Korean peninsula. The massive strategic arms build-up in and around the peninsula, the moves for modernizing nuclear weapons and the arms sale pressed for by the U.S. prove that the story about "threat from North Korea" is just a pretext for realizing the aggression of the DPRK and the ambition for world domination.
Recently the American newspaper USA Today reported that the U.S. together Canada will convene a "16-nation meeting" of ally countries which took part in the Korean War in the past for the discussion of counteraction to tackle "threat from the north". Clear is the aim sought by the U.S. in getting vocal about "threat" and calling on the whole world to counter the DPRK.
It is to justify its hostile policy toward the DPRK and tighten the siege of international sanctions and pressure on the DPRK. But such lunacy will only reveal the sinister intention of the U.S. The newspaper of Chinese Hong Kong Ta Kung Pao in a commentary titled "Korea's completion of great cause of building nuclear force. Korea slaps U.S. in the face" said that what is beyond doubt is that the U.S. misguided Korea policy is the key cause of aggravating the situation, adding that Korea became to possess a nuclear deterrence as today which is entirely attributable to the U.S., and that the U.S. act boomerangs.
The Western media including those of Britain and Germany reported that Trump is imposing hard-line policy on the DPRK including freeze of diplomatic relations but no country is agreeing to do, adding that the policy of threatening the DPRK pursued by Trump is resulting in the isolation of the U.S. Now is the high time that the U.S. lent an ear to this voice of the international community. The more desperately the U.S. tries to "demonize" the DPRK, the more quickly it will face the responsibility for the aggravating situation on the Korean peninsula, international isolation and destruction.
Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Saturday over the U.S.'s decision to recognize Kuds (Jeruselem) as the capital of Israel: The decision by U.S. president Trump to recognize Kuds (Jeruselem) as the capital of Israel and to move the U.S. embassy there well deserves a global condemnation and rejection as it is an open defiance of and an insult to the international legitimacy and to a unanimous will of the international society.
The status of Kuds (Jeruselem) remains so sensitive that it, for sure, should be solved fairly by means of regaining the national rights of the Palestinian people and striking a comprehensive and lasting solution to the Middle East problem. This decision of the U.S. is not as surprising as it came from a dotard who had cried out for "total destruction" of a sovereign state at a sacred UN forum. But, through it, the world will be able to well discern about who is really a wrecker of the world peace and security and who is a gang of hooligans of the international society.
Some countries, which still count on the U.S., would become conscious of the true colours of the U.S. The U.S. should bear full responsibility for all the consequences of tension and instability that will be entailed in the Middle East region owing to its reckless and highhanded act. We, out of our external ideas of independence, peace and friendship, condemn strongly the U.S. action this time and express our firm support and solidarity with the Palestinians and other Arabian people in their just cause to regain their legitimate rights.
Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, climbed Mt Paektu, the sublime mountain of revolution.
The ancestral mountain Paektu covered with white snow was displaying marvellous scene with glee at the reappearance of its great master. When Kim Jong Un ascended to the top of it, going through thick snow, it showed fine weather unprecedented in the blizzard of December winter, exposing its majestic figure.
As if to give warm welcome to him who brought the "great November event" of the great Korea and show joy at the appearance of the peerlessly illustrious commander who controls the nature, the heart of the ever-changing Lake Chon on the top of Mt Paektu presented charming scenery showing magic peaks and dazzling sunshine on its clear and blue waves.
Imposingly standing on Janggun Peak, the respected Supreme Leader gave a familiar look for a while at the dizzy cliffs and the sea of trees, recalling the emotion charged days when he realized the great historic cause of completing the state nuclear force without yielding even a moment and with the indomitable faith and will of Paektu.
He said that he had often climbed Mt Paektu but this is the first time to have in mid-winter such nice weather, rare to be seen even in spring. The weather is so fine that we can see peaks on the shore of Lake Chon more clearly as if they are before our very eyes, he added. His eyes reflected the strong beams of the gifted great person seeing in the majestic spirit of Mt Paektu the appearance of a powerful socialist nation which dynamically advances full of vigour without vacillation at any raving dirty wind on the planet. He set forth the important tasks arising in better sprucing up into a centre for education in the revolutionary traditions the sacred mountain of Paektu which is associated with the immortal revolutionary careers of the great leaders and serves as the mental mainstay of the invincible DPRK and the source of indomitable ideological strength.
He said that the monument to Mt Paektu and education compound should be spruced up suited to the dignity of the holy mountain of revolution and "Mt Paektu, the holy mountain of revolution", an autograph of leader Kim Jong Il, should be displayed better heavily and politely to be seen most clearly anytime and anywhere.
He stressed the need to build a new hotel well around the Paektu Station for the convenience of those who visit Mt Paektu as well as convenient facilities for making them have photos taken at several places where a bird's-eye view of the mountain can be obtained and have rests. Accompanying him were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, Kim Yong Su, department director of the WPK Central Committee, Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the C.C., WPK, Ri Sang Won, chairman of the Ryanggang Provincial Committee of the WPK, Yang Myong Chol, chairman of the Samjiyon County Committee of the WPK, and Ma Won Chun, department director of the State Affairs Commission. Kim Jong Un Inspects Samjiyon County Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to various units in Samjiyon County.
The respected Supreme Leader paid tribute to leader Kim Jong Il before his statue in Samjiyon County. He appreciated the officials, party members and other working people in the county for devoting their loyalty to keeping his statue better. The first leg of his field guidance was the remodelled Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism Study Hall in Samjiyon County.
After going round several parts of the hall, he said it has been built wonderfully as befitting the base for education in the Party's monolithic ideology.
He underscored the need for Samjiyon County to effectively manage and operate the hall renovated wonderfully as befitting a model of the country so as to more firmly prepare the officials, party members and other working people to be those strongest in ideology who cherish the revolutionary idea of the Party and the leader as their firm faith, and the first death-defying corps in carrying out the Party's policies.
The next leg of his field guidance was the remodelled Samjiyon Town Hotel. He acquainted himself in detail with its renovation, going round various parts of it including the room visited by President Kim Il Sung in July 1979. Saying the hotel is like the face of Samjiyon County as the visitors to the sacred place of revolution and other people from across the country use it, he stressed that it is important to make it an iron rule to give top priority to their conveniences in all service work.
The third leg of his guidance was the renovated Samjiyon Town General Store. Going round different parts of the store visited by Kim Il Sung in July 1979, he learned about its renovation. Noting that each counter is full of quality homemade goods diverse in variety, he stressed the need to pay deep attention to steadily improving the method of displaying goods. He went round the newly-built dwelling houses in the town. He said that the dwelling houses have been built well to be clean and cosy to suite the regional features, adding that their owners would like them.
Then he gave field guidance to Samjiyon Youth Railway Station and Lake Samjiyon Shore Railway Station which are nearing completion. Pointing out that the stations have been built in a modern style to suite the mountainous area as befitting the gateway to Samjiyon County, a sacred place of revolution, he said that every element should be built more perfectly, the interior and exterior construction done more carefully and good preparations made to operate the stations the moment the study tour of revolutionary battle sites starts next year.
He stressed that the force and means should be concentrated on stepping up the construction of dwelling houses for evacuees and new dwelling houses around the Hyesan-Samjiyon railway section to finish them as early as possible. Besides, the Supreme Leader made a field survey of the work of various sectors in the county. Looking at the model board showing the general plan for building Samjiyon County, he gave important instructions that would serve as the guidelines in sprucing up the county. He stressed that the thorough preparations should be made to build Samjiyon County, mental native place of our people, into a county impeccable in the world, a peculiar one that others cannot imitate and the best county in the country.
The Hyesan-Samjiyon railway project is near to completion and miraculous successes are being made in construction projects despite the bitter cold of the Paektu area thanks to the dynamic struggle of the builders of the 216 Division, the Supreme Leader said. He instructed to significantly review the first-stage campaign over the successes, experience and lessons that have been gained till now so as to correctly set the future project orientation and launch the second-stage campaign all at once after making perfect preparations.
While inspecting Samjiyon County, he was very deeply impressed to personally see the builders devoting their burning loyalty to the construction of the county after leaving their dear houses and families, he said, adding that he could not repress his feelings to meet all the builders one by one and hold their hands warmly. He earnestly requested the officials to convey the militant greetings to the builders in the name of the Party Central Committee. He expressed expectation and belief that all the builders and people of the county involved in the construction of Samjiyon County would fully discharge their honourable mission and duty in a drive to wonderfully turn the county where the revolution started into an icon and model county of the whole country and the best mountainous city in the world, as intended by the Party.
Accompanying him were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, Kim Yong Su, department director of the C.C., WPK, Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the C.C., WPK, and Ma Won Chun, department director of the State Affairs Commission.
Saturday, December 09, 2017
Pyongyang, December 6 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on Wednesday as regards the fact that high-level politicians of the U.S. are now constantly making reckless remarks about our country.
Recently, as the U.S. is conducting the largest-ever joint aerial drill on the Korean peninsula targeting the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), its high- level politicians are showing alarming signs by making bellicose remarks one after another.
The national security advisor of the White House and a Republican senator said that "the chances of war with north Korea" are increasing every day, a "pre-emptive war" with North Korea is becoming more likely, the families and dependents of the U.S. troops should be moved out of south Korea. These confrontational warmongering remarks cannot be interpreted in any other way but as a warning to us to be prepared for a war on the Korean peninsula.
Worse still, the CIA director has made a provocation against us by impudently criticizing our supreme leadership which is the heart of our people. This is the revelation of the U.S. cunning and heinous intention which is to instigate our strong countermeasures and use them to ignite the fuse for a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula.
The large-scale nuclear war exercises conducted by the U.S. in succession are creating touch-and-go situation on the Korean peninsula and series of violent war remarks coming from the U.S. high-level politicians amid such circumstances have made an outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula an established fact. The remaining question now is: when will the war break out.
The careless remarks of war by the inner circle of Trump and the reckless military moves by the U.S. substantiate that the current U.S. administration has made a decision to provoke a war on the Korean peninsula and is taking a step-by-step approach to get there.
The world should not harbour any prejudice in discerning who the main culprit behind the tense situation on the Korean peninsula is and who the violator of world peace and stability is.
The U.S. is going frantic in advertising the nuclear war on the Korean peninsula every day and this invites our due vigilance.
We do not wish for a war but shall not hide from it, and should the U.S. miscalculate our patience and light the fuse for a nuclear war, we will surely make the U.S. dearly pay the consequences with our mighty nuclear force which we have consistently strengthened.
If the U.S. does not want to be burnt to death by the fire it ignites, it would better behave with prudence and caution.
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the newly-built Samjiyon Potato Farina Production Factory.
He was briefed on the factory before a map showing the bird's eye view of it.
The factory, with a total floor space of 27 920 square meters and a yearly production capacity of 4 000 tons, consists of potato farina production building, processed potato production building, 20 000 ton-level potato storage, auxiliary building and workers' hostel.
Going round combined control room, potato farina workshop, products show room, cultural and welfare establishments, sci-tech learning space, potato storage and other parts of the factory, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un acquainted himself in detail with its construction and production.
He noted that the farina production process, ranging from raw material feeding, husking, washing, selecting, piece cutting, hot water handling, cooling, boiling, drying and milling to packing, has been highly automated and streamlined and its modernization level is very high.
He said that more equipment and facilities of various kinds for the production of processed potato should be installed additionally at the factory to turn out in a larger quantity such processed potato products as nutritive rice, slice fry, twist, noodle and Udong as well as farina and thus make them known to the whole country as special products of Samjiyon County.
He set forth the tasks for the management and operation of the factory, urging it to fully play its role as a factory giving substantial benefit to the people by putting its production on a normal track and turning out much more processed potato products.
Saying that visitors to the revolutionary battlefields in Ryanggang and other people would be glad to see processed potato products being turned out at the Samjiyon Potato Farina Production Factory, he highly appreciated the feats of the builders, scientists and technicians who contributed to building the factory wonderfully.
It is a rare and nice factory flawless in all aspects and a model factory in our country's potato processing industry, he said, adding that it would have been better to build this modern farina factory before long ago and show it to leader Kim Jong II.
The Supreme Leader expressed expectation and belief that the officials and employees of the factory would fully discharge their honourable duty, and had a photo session with them.
Accompanying him were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, Kim Yong Su, department director of the WPK Central Committee, and Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the C.C., WPK, and Kim Ung Chol and Ma Won Chun, directors of the State Affairs Commission.
Six years have passed since Chairman Kim Jong Il of the DPRK National Defence Commission passed away on December 17, 2011. Those years were the days of boundless yearning of the Korean people for the Chairman and those of unfailing and noble sense of moral obligation to him.
The Korean people have held Kim Jong Il in high esteem as the eternal NDC Chairman and added brilliance to his exploits.
Reflecting the desire of the Korean people the Chairman is preserved in his lifetime appearance in the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, where President Kim Il Sung, founder of socialist Korea, lies in state. Statues of him and mosaic murals of his beaming image were built on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang and other places across the country, and portraits of his beaming image hung in rooms of all the institutions, enterprises and families. The Korean people are wearing the badges bearing his image.
The fourth conference of the Workers' Party of Korea and the fifth session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK that were held in April 2012 decided on holding Kim Jong Il in high esteem as eternal General Secretary of the WPK and Chairman of the DPRK NDC.
For the exploits he had performed for the Korean revolution and the cause of global independence he was awarded the titles of Hero and Generalissimo of the DPRK, and Order of Kim Il Sung and Kim Il Sung Prize, highest decorations of the DPRK. He was also awarded in July 2013 the commemorative order which was newly instituted to mark 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War (1950 - 1953).
February 16, his birthday, was designated as the Day of the Shining Star, and Order of Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Il Prize, Kim Jong Il Youth Honour Prize, Kim Jong Il Children Honour Prize, and the watch bearing his autographed name were newly instituted. Many documentaries about his revolutionary career and exploits were produced and screened, while Kim Jong Il's Complete Works that comprehensively embody his great ideas and instructions was being published. Literary works in reverence for him are continuously created and published.
All these manifest the noble sense of moral obligation and loyalty of the Korean people to Chairman Kim Jong Il: He developed the Juche idea and the Songun idea into the guiding ideologies in the era of independence and brilliantly implemented them in all realms of the Korean society; he achieved the single-hearted unity of the whole society in which its every member is united into one socio-political integrity; he built up the DPRK into an impregnable political and military socialist power, which manufactures and launches artificial earth satellites and possesses nuclear capabilities; he made an epochal change in developing the country into a prosperous and powerful one; and he rendered distinguished services to the cause of the independence of mankind.
The Korean people stepped up their vigorous advance to implement his lifetime wishes in all fields and sectors, thereby bringing about gigantic changes.
Scientists and technicians succeeded in launching the artificial satellite Kwangmyongsong 32 on the occasion of the first anniversary of his death and brilliantly carried out his lifetime instruction that the first applications earth satellite should be launched in 2012 that would mark the centenary of the birth of President Kim II Sung. Such construction projects that he had proposed and paid special attention as Changjon Street and People's Theatre in downtown Pyongyang, Rungna People's Recreation Ground, Ryugyong Health Complex, People's Open- air Ice Rink, Pyongyang Folk Park, Breast Tumour Institute of the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital and others were completed at the highest level.
Other major projects now under way in the DPRK, including those of power stations in tiers on the Chongchon River and livestock farming bases in the Sepho area, are all geared to translate his lifetime wishes and intentions into reality.
It is an inflexible faith and unshakeable will of the Korean people to realize Kim Jong Il's plans and instructions without fail.
At present valuable seeds of prosperity sown by the Chairman are coming to fruition in the DPRK.
A sea of apple trees at the foot of Chol Pass, another socialist paradise in the country, is a good example.
In the mid-1990s when the imperialist allied forces concentrated anti-socialist offensives on the DPRK, the Chairman held higher the banner of Songun in defence of socialism and embarked on his journey of Songun. While continuously inspecting the units of the KPA, he crossed the rugged Chol Pass more than ten times to visit frontline army posts. When crossing the pass he looked down at a fruit farm at the foot of the pass and initiated expanding the production capacity of the fruit farm in order to ensure that people were supplied with greater amounts of fruit. Therefore, in Kosan at the foot of this pass was built a large-scale fruit farm, covering an area of 2 200 hectares which is two times greater than the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm in a suburb of Pyongyang, the capital of the DPRK, which won an international fame a few years ago as a "world-ranking model fruit farm." The Kosan Fruit Farm with vast expanses of orchards full of apple tree blossoms in spring and the trees laden heavily with apples in autumn is a socialist paradise Kim Jong Il had wished so ardently in his lifetime.
The DPRK is now witnessing rapid progresses in the development of science and technology in the fierce flames of breaking through the cutting edge, as he had wished. Many factories and enterprises in the metallurgical, machine-building and other economic sectors have been upgraded, while steady increase in production in light industry and agriculture bringing about remarkable improvements in the people's living standards. Thanks to a great heyday in construction, such cultural, sports and recreational establishments for the people as the Munsu Water Park, Mirim Riding Club and Masikryong Ski Resort, as well as medical service facilities including Okryu Children's Hospital and Ryugyong Dental Hospital were splendidly built in the country. Unha Scientists Street, apartment buildings for educationists at Kim II Sung University and Kim Chaek University of Technology, and Wisong Scientists Dwelling District made their gigantic appearances, and cities and villages across the country are being turned into socialist paradises, adding remarkable successes to the building of a civilized socialist nation.
The Korean people's vigorous grand march to materialize the lifetime plans and wishes of Chairman Kim Jong II is led by their supreme leader Kim Jong Un.
Pyongyang, November 22 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on Wednesday as regards the fact that the U.S. re-listed the DPRK as a "state sponsor of terrorism":
On November 21, the U.S. made a scene of re-listing the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) as a "state sponsor of terrorism".
Following Trump's reckless remark on the UN arena of "totally destroying" our country, the U.S. labelled the DPRK as a "state sponsor of terrorism" this time. This is a serious provocation and a violent infringement upon our dignified country.
Since 1979 the U.S. has been labelling the countries that are not obedient to it as "state sponsors of terrorism". In January 1988, it listed our country as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and de-listed it in October 2008.
The U.S. deleted Iraq and Libya from the list of "state sponsor of terrorism" that gave in to its pressure. It also deleted Cuba from the list as a part of the normalization of bilateral relations. These facts clearly show that the label of "state sponsor of terrorism" is just a tool for American style authoritarianism that can be attached or removed at any time in accordance with its interests.
The U.S., the kingpin of all kinds of terrorism who cannot even prevent terror in its own territory, is acting like an "international judge on terrorism" while attaching or removing the label of "state sponsor of terrorism" on sovereign countries. This is clearly an absurdity and a mockery to the world peace and security.
The act of listing other countries as "state sponsors of terrorism" by the U.S. is one of the heinous means to suffocate independent countries disobedient to it, and it is only a cloak to hide its incompetence.
The DPRK government values international justice and peace, and consistently stands against all forms of terrorism and any sponsorship for terrorism. That's why the DPRK announced that it would faithfully fulfil its duty of nuclear non-proliferation before the international society as a responsible nuclear power.
We have nothing to do with "terrorism" and we do not care whether the U.S. puts a cap of "terrorism" on us or not.
This time, while re-listing the DPRK as a "state sponsor of terrorism", the U.S. announced additional sanctions against the DPRK under the pretext of blocking illegal funds for "prohibited nuclear and ballistic missile program of the DPRK".
The nuclear weapons of the DPRK are the deterrence to safeguard our sovereignty and our rights to existence and development from the U.S. heinous hostile policy and nuclear threats that have lasted for over half a century, and as long as the U.S. continues with its anti-DPRK hostile policy, our deterrence will be further strengthened.
By re-listing the DPRK as a "state sponsor of terrorism", the U.S. openly revealed to the whole world its intention to destroy our ideology and system by using all kinds of means and methods.
Not content with its sanctions against our country, the U.S. is making a last-ditch attempt to suffocate our country by labelling it as”state sponsor terrorism". However, no sanction or pressure can stand up to the great and limitless strength of self-reliance and self-development of our people who are closely rallied around their leader.
Our army and people are full of rage and anger towards the heinous gangsters who dared to put the name of our sacred country in this wretched list of "terrorism" and are hardening their will to settle all accounts with those gangsters at any time in any way.
The U.S. is talking about some kind of "peaceful solution" while making a provocation by labelling our dignified country as a "state sponsor of terrorism". Its pitiful lot reaffirms the philosophical truth that we were absolutely right to choose the path for simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the up-building of the nuclear force and we must continue to keep the treasured nuclear sword in our hands more tightly.
The U.S. will be held entirely accountable for all the consequences to be entailed by its impudent provocation to the DPRK.
In September 2017, the US inveigled the UN Security Council into adopting Resolution 2375 with the aim of applying sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea; it took issue with the fact that the country launched a test of ICBM-ready H-bomb. It was no longer than one month after the UNSC adopted Resolution 2371 in the wake of the country's test-firing of ICBMs.
These resolutions were vicious and sordid in view of the means of its application and implementation.
The point is that the sanctions imposed upon the DPRK by the US and its vassal forces were doomed from the start, in the face of strong protest and denunciation by its own citizens and the international community.
A senior fellow and Korea specialist of the America-south Korea institute under the Johns Hopkins University wrote in his article contributed to The New York Times: If Trump believes that military threat and escalating sanctions can force the DPRK to give up its nuclear weapons, which will be his greatest blunder. If the Trump administration expects that China can exert any influence over the DPRK, that will be its serious miscalculation. Such behaviour will drive Trump into a tight corner. Time will betray Trump.
The former US Secretary of Defense Perry said: We should see north Korea squarely, not as we want. Over the past decades the US has drafted policies in anticipation of its collapse but they have turned out to be a failure.
South Korea is actively involved in the US-led sanctions racket against the DPRK. Some experts commented that the latter's tougher stand is unprecedented in history, predicting that sanctions and pressure will never impede its nuclear development. Even conservatives argue that the north's economy remains unperturbed in spite of the harshest-ever sanctions.
During their recent visits Europeans witnessed the reality in the country that is totally different from what they had heard and admired the fact that despite harsh sanctions and pressure all citizens have stable jobs and learn to their heart's content and parentless children are leading a happy life. Even American visitors spoke highly of this country, calling it a land of bliss or an earthly paradise that cannot be found elsewhere on the planet.
The Korean people, enraged at the anti-humanitarian sanctions racket, are overcoming all manner of difficulties on the strength of single-hearted unity, science and technology, by giving full play to the spirit of self-reliance and self-development.
Rallied firmly behind the Workers' Party of Korea and their Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, they have turned out with one accord in the effort to build a powerful socialist country by dashing forward at a Mallima speed.
Until October 1 100 or so units fulfilled their yearly quotas of the national economic plan, and an increasing number of units carry out their two-year or three-year plans. With the rapid development of science and technology, industrial establishments have upgraded their production lines by relying on domestic materials and technology. A typical example is the recently renovated Ryuwon Footwear Factory in which over 1 000 modern machines have been newly installed. Power stations, factories and enterprises have mushroomed across the country, rendering a tangible contribution to promoting economic growth.
A leap forward being made in the development of defence science and technology, state-of-the- art weapons have been developed and are being deployed. They will contribute to resolutely frustrating the moves of aggression by the US and its vassal forces.
The Korean people are fully convinced that they can achieve any goal when they are solidly united around their Party and leader and strive hard with belief in their own strength. No sanctions can check the advance of such people who have cherished unwavering conviction in the validity of their cause.
Pyongyang, November 24 (KCNA) -- The U.S. has gone mischievous nowadays to
stop the DPRK from making advance as the nuclear force of Juche Korea has almost reached the phase of completion.
As the DPRK's action for completing its state nuclear force is becoming a fait accompli, the Trump group is floating the story of "nuclear attack" on the DPRK, trying to make it sound plausible.
By putting forward those soldiers who retired from service of the nuclear force, the U.S. is opening to public every procedure for executing the nuclear attack. The group is getting vocal that "President Trump would choose a plan already existing on table when he see it as a moment to use a nuclear weapon against north Korea" and that "it is almost impossible to stop the decision".
Meanwhile, the U.S. is setting afloat information that it is making actual preparations for a nuclear war with the DPRK as evidenced by the report about the August nuclear bombing drill targeting the DPRK which B-52 of its air force conducted with Japan Air "Self-Defense Force" in areas around the Korean peninsula.
Such movement of the Trump group is aimed to pressurize the DPRK from taking a measure for completing the building of a nuclear force at the final phase.
In conclusion, the U.S. had better clearly understand who its rival is.
If the U.S. is finally going to inflict a nuclear war on the DPRK, by finding fault with the DPRK's self-defensive measure for completing the national nuclear force, the DPRK will not hesitate to respond to it with the nuclear attack to wipe out the U.S., empire of evil, from the earth.
It seems that the U.S. has lingering attachment for the Caribbean crisis in the 1960s. It will be a grave miscalculation for the U.S. to think that it can revive the Caribbean crisis on the Korean peninsula and bring down the DPRK.
The Korean peninsula is not the Caribbean region and the Korean People's Army is not such a weak one who would put down its nuclear weapon at the nuclear threat and blackmail of the U.S. The KPA is the invincible and ever-victorious powerful army full of the spirit of annihilating enemies.
The KPA is a heroic army which wrested surrender documents from the U.S. without nuclear weapons in all forms of confrontation with the U.S. including the 1968 Pueblo incident and the 1976 Panmunjom case.
No force on the earth can bring into submission the DPRK whose leader, army and people have formed a harmonious whole and it is truth proven by the history of the DPRK-U.S. stand-off that the DPRK will always emerge victorious.
The DPRK is a dignified nuclear power and a world-level military power and gone are the days never to return when the U.S. used to threaten the DPRK with nuclear weapons.
Trump had better ponder over the saying that "Give measure for measure".
Pyongyang, November 24 (KCNA) -- Jong Nam Hyok, researcher at the Institute for American Studies of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK, in a commentary Friday disclosed the danger of the U.S. move to send its strategic assets towards the Korean peninsula.
Saying that centuries-long nuclear blackmail and intimidation of the U.S. against the DPRK have now reached the zenith, the commentary noted that the U.S. introduction of its strategic assets has got more provocative and dangerous in the estimation of its round, size and content than before, though it is less than 1 year since Trump took office. It went on:
No one can vouch that the U.S. moves will not lead to a pre-emptive nuclear attack and total war against the DPRK any moment.
The above-said U.S. actions were prompted by its strategic calculation to keep a firm hold on Japan and south Korean puppet forces, speed up the triangular military alliance with them and militarily pressurize and contain potential foes, China and Russia.
Such moves are further fanning up arms race in the Northeast Asian region as they are destabilizing the region.
The U.S. increasing nuclear blackmail and threat have made the DPRK keenly feel the justness of its line of simultaneously developing the two fronts and compelled it to speed up the beefing up of its nuclear force for self-defence.
Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un gave field guidance to the Sungri Motor Complex which successfully carried out the task for producing new style trucks given by the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) by displaying the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance.
He went round the Sungrisan Revolutionary Museum, the room dedicated to the history of the complex and the room preserving revolutionary historic mementoes.
He saw with deep emotion the photo of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il watching Sungri-58 truck produced by the Tokchon Automobile Plant, predecessor of the Sungri Motor Complex, on May 16, 1965. He said it was a photo of great significance and that the complex could make a great contribution to developing economy and strengthening defence capability of the country by producing a lot of various trucks under the wise and careful leadership of Kim II Sung and Kim Jong Il.
He watched new style five-ton trucks produced by the complex.
Watching with a bright smile on his face trucks standing in rows full in the broad park, he said they are trucks of Juche Korea manufactured by our workers with their own efforts and he is encouraged and satisfied to see the trucks, extending militant greetings to the workers of the complex.
He personally drove a truck to learn in detail about its performance and technical specifications.
He noted that the handsome and attractive five-ton trucks of our style are precious wealth produced in the Mallima era.
He added that the newly produced five-ton trucks proved that the hostile forces' desperate efforts to block the advance of the DPRK make the indomitable spirit of the Korean workers stronger and make them produce a great miracle startling the world.
After going round the assembling shop, precision processing shop, engine shop and other places, he gave the production assignment for next year and set forth important tasks facing the complex.
It is very important for the country to produce trucks by itself in order to develop economy and strengthen national power, he stated, calling for remodeling and updating the complex as required by the new century so that it can massively produce modern trucks.
He expressed belief that the officials and workers of the complex would successfully carry out the task advanced by the Party for remodelling and updating the complex and thus make a positive contribution to fully satisfying the daily-increasing need for transportation.
He had a photo session with them.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
The core of the traits of Kim Jong Il, leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, can be said to be affection for his people. He always says that the revolution is aimed at bringing love for people to fruition, that the feeling of patriotism is displayed and the revolution is started because of ardent affection for people, and that the revolution realizes the independence of man is the highest form of affection that makes him perfect. As he loves his people so ardently, he administers benevolent politics which is unique in the world. He once dispatched a plane to save a few workers who were in the jaws of death, and at another time, when a hydropower station of national significance was under construction, he ensured that wonderful houses were built for the people who were living in the area to be submerged as he was more concerned with their living than the dam of the station.
In the end of the last century, when the US schemes to stifle the DPRK went to extremes, he held higher the banner of Songun just to safeguard socialism, a people’s society, and to defend the security and supreme interests of his people. To save his people and devote his all to them is his outlook on life. Their demands and interests constitute the yardstick and starting-point of his thinking and practice, and to realize them is his topmost concern at all times. His greatness pleasure is to see his people happy, and his greatest agony is to see them unfortunate. This is why he spares nothing to make them happy. When one visits the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital, one can see a jewel-encrusted floor in its central hall. Jewels and colour stones encrusted on the floor amount to 100 tons. The same amount of jewels and colour stones is encrusted on the floors of Okryu Restaurant, a famous mass restaurant in Pyongyang.
In several parts of the country there have been built fruit farms each with hundreds of hectares of orchards and some with a thousand hectares, and farms that breed sturgeons, rainbow trouts and eels. All these are products of Kim Jong Il’s affection for his people.
To have the original appearance of a woman, who had her face burned, restored, he ensured that she received medical treatment in a foreign country at the expense of the state. When he is on foreign tour, his people are always in his mind; when he is visiting units related with people’s living, he acquaints himself with their production lines, quality of their products, their package and sale, and thinks how to provide his people with better things. In this process came into being Taedonggang beer which is famous not only in his country but abroad. It is not fortuitous that the Russian presidential delegate plenipotentiary to the Federal District of Far East of Russia, who accompanied Kim Jong Il during the latter’s visit to Russia, wrote in his book, “Chairman Kim Jong Il is a leader who devotes all his thinking and passion for the wellbeing of his people.” His ardent affection for his people is expressed also in his constant field guidance trips. However exhausted he may be and however rugged he road may be, he goes to where the people are for their happiness. He once said that now he felt his coach as if it were his home so he could not get sleep if he lies on a soft bed. His forced march by train transcends people’s imagination. In 2009 alone, he covered 26000 km by train, field guidance at over 200units.
The Huichon Power Station, which is situated in the northern mountains region of the country, was said at the beginning of its construction that the project would take more than ten years. But as Kim Jong Il went in person to see the site and gave detailed instructions on the ways for expediting the project, it was completed within three years. Love for his people runs through his field guidance. When giving field guidance, he visits people’s dwelling houses to acquaint himself with their living conditions, and poses for photograph with them. When he visited the families who had moved to a newly built apartment house, he took with him boxes of matches according to the Korean custom, congratulated them and discussed with them the future of their young members. When he inspects enterprises and other units, he encourages their officials to work harder for people’s well-being. When goods well received by people are developed, he feels very pleased and gives names to them. So it is quite natural that the Korean people call him their father and follow him.