Thursday, April 23, 2015

Kim Jong Un Inspects Construction Site in Pyongyang International Airport
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the construction site of Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport nearing completion.
Feasting his eyes on the terminal, he expressed satisfaction over its construction, saying the white tiger symbolic of the brave Korean nation depicted on its outer wall brings to the spotlight the national identity and helps appreciate it is the terminal of Korea, though it is a modern structure.
He went round the departure hall, waiting lounge, arrival hall and basement parking lot and others to learn in detail about their construction.
Recalling that he had given an instruction to properly set the proportion of spaces in the construction of the departure hall and waiting lounge in such a way as to ensure that they provide convenience to passengers and guests and stand impeccable not only in architectural beauty but in formative art, he praised the builders for making a rational use of spaces in constructing the hall and the lounge to suit their use.
As the construction of the terminal is nearing its completion, it is necessary to successfully complete the last phase of its interior decoration, he said.
Stressing the need to distribute various service networks in a harmonious and peculiar manner, he called for arranging more service facilities in the spaces between the departure hall and the arrival hall to provide the best convenience to passengers.
He called for ensuring artistry, visual quality and cultural level in designing the logo of the airport, signboards of service networks and posters.
He noted that the building of the terminal is impeccably splendid and it would be possible to successfully complete the project when builders correct some defects in interior construction with conviction.
It is important to complete the construction as scheduled but what is more important is to wind up the project in such a manner as to show the proud appearance of the socialist system in the DPRK and the standard of the highly civilized nation as befitting the gate to Pyongyang, he stressed.
He expressed great expectation and belief that the soldier-builders would perfectly build the terminal as a monumental edifice in the era of Songun.
He was accompanied by Kim Yang Gon, Ri Jae Il, Ri Pyong Chol, Kim Yo Jong and Kim Nung O.
Kim Jong Un Watches Men's Football Match
Pyongyang, April 14 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, watched a men's football match between Sonbong and Hwoebul teams for the Mangyongdae Prize Sports Games at Kim Il Sung Stadium on Monday.
He appeared at the stadium auditorium with Ri Sol Ju.
The match began with the kick-off by the Sonbong Team.
Players of both teams gave fullest play to their spiritual, physical and technical abilities, showing spectacular scenes.
The Sonbong Team beat the Hwoebul Team 3:0 in the first half of the match.
In the interval there was a demonstration of model gliders by the Pyongyang Air Club.
The players of the Hwoebul Team made strong attacks to recover their lost game in the second half, but the match ended in the victory of the Sonbong Team 3:1.
At the end of the match, supreme leader Kim Jong Un congratulated the footballers on their successful match, kindly acknowledging the cheering spectators.
Watching the match were Choe Ryong Hae, Choe Thae Bok, Kim Yang Gon, Kwak Pom Gi, Kim Phyong Hae and members of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission, officials in the field of sports, sportspersons, youth and students and working citizens.
Pyongyang, April 15 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun at 00:00, Wednesday, the Day of the Sun.
Kim Jong Un entered the hall where the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il are standing.
A floral basket in the name of Kim Jong Un was placed before the statues of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
Also laid before the statues was a floral basket in the name of the Korean People's Army.
Kim Jong Un, together with the visitors, paid high tribute to the statues.
He entered the hall of immortality where Kim Il Sung lies in state.
He, together with the visitors, paid homage to Kim Il Sung in the humblest reverence.
Kim Jong Un entered the hall of immortality where Kim Jong Il lies in state.
He, together with visitors, paid homage to Kim Jong Il in the humblest reverence.
He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, Ri Yong Gil, Kim Won Hong, Kim Chun Sam, Pak Yong Sik, Jo Kyong Chol and other commanding officers of the KPA.
Kim Jong Un Has Photo Session with Developers of Light Aircraft
Pyongyang, April 16 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, called the scientists, technicians, workers and officials who contributed to manufacturing light aircraft to the building of the Party Central Committee and had a photo session with them.
He said the development of the Korean-style light aircraft is another brilliant success made in the struggle to glorify the undying exploits President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il performed for the development of Juche-based air industry and to build a thriving nation. He highly appreciated the scientists, technicians, workers and officials for manufacturing the light aircraft whose all equipment and apparatuses were home-made.
He noted this success fully displayed the validity and vitality of the party's idea of breaking through the cutting edge and the might of Juche-based science and technology keeping up with the world.
A firm springboard was provided for the rapid development of the air industry of the country, he added.
He again spoke highly of the developers of light aircraft who worked in the spirit of the workers in Kunja-ri in the 1950s to show once again that the DPRK does whatever it determines to do and provided a proud gift presenting to the 70th anniversary of the founding of the WPK. And he had a picture taken with them.
Accompanying him were Kim Chun Sop, Ri Pyong Chol, Jo Chun Ryong and Jang Chang Ha.

80 Years Led by Songun Commanders

April 25 is the founding day of the Korean People’s Army.
For over 80 years the KPA has travelled the glorious road resplendent with victory as it has brilliant Songun commanders.
Under the Leadership of President Kim Il Sung
Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), eternal President of the DPRK, expounded the principle of the Songun revolution, also the core of the idea of attaching importance to force of arms and military affairs, that a country and its people can defeat the armed imperialists, win victory in the revolution and carve out their destiny independently only when a revolutionary army should be built up above anything else.
By advancing such an original Songun idea and embodying it, he founded the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army (KPRA) on April 25, 1932, and thus paved the way for the Songun-based leadership. Under his command the KPRA fought the Japanese imperialists under difficult conditions without any support from a state or a regular army, and finally achieved Korea’s liberation on August 15, 1945.
After the liberation he put forward an army-building policy of developing the KPRA into the regular armed forces and wisely led the effort. In this way, the KPRA was reorganized into the Korean People’s Army (KPA) on February 8, 1948.
Thanks to his sagacious leadership, the young KPA could repulse the allied imperialist forces led by the United States who had been boasting of being the “strongest” in the world during the Korean war (1950-1953), thus safeguarding its country’s freedom and sovereignty with honour.

Under the Care of Chairman Kim Jong Il

By carrying forward the Songun-based leadership of the President, Kim Jong Il (1942-2011), eternal Chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, started his Songun-based leadership with on-site inspection of the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su Guards 105th Tank Division on August 25, 1960.
The Chairman was a peerlessly brilliant Songun commander who was identical with the President in respect of remarkable military acumen and adroit stratagem. He was endowed with an extraordinary insight with which to penetrate into covert essence within overt phenomenon and an outstanding foresight to take precautionary measures for the forthcoming developments in the military situation however trifling a change was. This is how the KPA has developed into an invincible strong army that is equipped with powerful and modern military hardware, both offensive and defensive, and that no formidable enemy dares to attack.
His stratagem featured by perseverance, quick decision and adroitness secured the DPRK fundamental guarantees for emerging ever-victorious in the military confrontation with the US, a self-styled “sole superpower.” During his ceaseless inspection tours of army units he, with a keen insight into the prevailing situation, unfolded adroit and superb plans of operations and taught the army men the strategies and tactics to annihilate the enemy at a stroke.
Whenever the US provoked confrontations with the DPRK in the postwar years by producing incidents of the Pueblo and the EC-121, a US armed spy ship and plane that had intruded into the latter’s territorial waters and airspace in the 1960s, the Panmunjom incident in the 1970s and fierce conflicts over nuclear issues in the 1990s and the early 2000s, it was the Korean side that always triumphed. The credit went to his far sighted and unusual wisdom and outstanding stratagem as befits the great Songun commander who penetrated the prevailing situation and its developments to take countermeasures and strike vital points of the enemy to bring them to their knees.

Under the Command of Marshal Kim Jong Un

Marshal Kim Jong Un, Supreme Commander of the KPA, is now giving his energetic Songun-based leadership, raising its military power to an unprecedented level. Blessed with unexcelled military wisdom, the Marshal has developed in depth the Songun idea and military strategic lines of the President and the Chairman, and always takes the initiative in the acute showdown with the US, winning one victory after another. Ceaselessly making inspection tours of army units, he advances singular operational plans for the services, arms and special corps to the wonder of military experts and foils the machinations of the US and other hostile forces to stifle the DPRK, securing its status as a nuclear nation. He is, indeed, a brilliant military commander and a peerless strategist.
He is now recognized as the leader with matchless courage and pluck in the world political arena.
Having declared his iron will to remain invariable on the road of independence, the road of Songun and the road of socialism, however the world may change, he is never scared of formidable enemy and scathingly responds to their tough measures with his tougher ones. It is a clear testimony to his strong courage and pluck that he inspected frontline posts in a hair-trigger situation when the enemy were in the throes of a large-scale war game and called a meeting of pilots in grand style with the territorial airspace open.
His leadership art inherited from his predecessors is mainly featured by the ennobling will and benevolence with which he reads the ideas and feelings of the service personnel and always wins by dint of their single-minded unity. Under his command, all the KPA men and officers have prepared themselves to be ones incomparably strong in ideology and well-versed in military techniques.

Only victory will be in store for the KPA led by the great Songun commanders through generations.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Pyongyang, April 19 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, climbed the top of Mt. Paektu at dawn of Saturday, together with the members of KPA fighter pilots' expedition of the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt. Paektu.
With a broad smile on his face, the Supreme Commander said that the looks of Mt. Paektu is impressive and the sunrise over Mt. Paektu is a charming and beautiful sight rare to be seen, adding the new morning of Korea dawns from Mt. Paektu.
Mt. Paektu is the ancestral mountain and the sacred mountain of revolution associated with the soul of the Korean nation and suggesting the spirit of Songun Korea, and it is the cradle of the Korean revolution, the symbol of victory and the eternal beacon of the Songun (army-first) revolution, he said, adding:
When one climbs snow-stormy Mt. Paektu and undergoes the blizzards over it, one can experience its real spirit and harden the resolution to accomplish the Korean revolution. Climbing Mt. Paektu provides precious mental pabulum more powerful than any kind of nuclear weapon and it is the way for carrying forward the revolutionary traditions of Paektu and giving steady continuity to the glorious Korean revolution.
The revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu, is the noble spirit the army and people of the DPRK should keep in their minds forever, he said, adding that they will have nothing to fear and they will do everything when they live in the spirit.
Saying that the Korean revolution started in Mt. Paektu is not yet over, he expressed expectation and belief that the fighter pilots would fully discharge their mission as heirs to the Songun revolution. And he had a photo session with them on the top of Mt. Paektu. 
Pyongyang, April 19 (KCNA) -- Fighter pilots of the Korean People's Army toured the revolutionary battle sites in the area of Mt. Paektu from April 11, on orders of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un.
On April 17 Kim Jong Un met on the spot with those pilots who successfully finished the tour and gave a pep-talk to them. He attended an oath-taking meeting of the fighter pilots held in the compound of the Samjiyon Grand Monument where the statue of President Kim Il Sung stands.
He made a speech there. He said he was very pleased to meet them in Samjiyon County where leader Kim Jong Il was born and which is very near to Mt. Paektu, a sacred mountain of the revolution where the Songun (army-first) revolution began and the Korean revolution took root.
He said he made a long journey, shelving all the state affairs, not only to show his love for the fighter pilots but also to implant the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu, deeper in the hearts of them who spent the Day of the Sun, the greatest national holiday, in snow-stormy Mt. Paektu area.
What is most precious for the fighter pilots is the revolutionary faith, he said, and went on: Showdown in the sky is that of idea and faith and the revolutionary faith and spirit is the basic factor decisive of victory in showdown in the sky where there is no room to step back.
It is the fixed resolution and will of the Workers' Party of Korea to defend the revolutionary traditions and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche in the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu, he stressed.
The Party entrusts the very clear and blue sky of the country entirely to the fighter pilots, he said, adding he would always stand by the heroic fighter pilots defending the country's blue sky.
He ardently called upon all of them to vigorously fight for the final victory in the building of a thriving socialist nation, cherishing deeper in mind the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu.
Then oath-taking speeches were made at the meeting.
The speakers made a firm resolution that the red goshawks of Kim Jong Un's guerilla army would carry through the important tasks set forth by the Supreme Commander in his historic speech and thus dash toward the targets, pointed by the Supreme Commander, before anyone else when an order is issued and win in the great war for national reunification.

A letter of pledge to the Supreme Commander was adopted at the meeting. The Supreme Commander had a photo session with members of the KPA fighter pilots' expedition of the revolutionary battle sites in Mt. Paektu area in front of the statue of Kim Il Sung at the Samjiyon Grand Monument. 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

On March 1, 1946, a year after Korea’s liberation (August 15, 1945) from Japanese military occupation (1905-1945), a rally was held in the concourse in front of Pyongyang Railway Station to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the March First Popular Uprising of the Korean people against Japan’s oppressive rule.
Seen on the platform were Kim Il Sung and Korea’s other leading officials and commanding officers of the Soviet troops stationed in the country. When Kim Il Sung was making a speech, a hand-grenade fell near the platform. It was thrown by terrorists on the payroll of US imperialism.
At the critical moment when the hand-grenade was to go off, a second lieutenant of the Soviet army smothered it with his body. It was Ya. T. Novichenko who was standing guard near the platform. In the explosion he lost his right hand, the chest and legs lacerated by splinters and the head covered with bruises. He was rushed to a hospital, where he underwent surgical operations.
Worrying that he must have shed much blood from the chopped wrist, Kim Il Sung occasionally acquainted himself with his medical treatment and sent efficacious medicines and tonics to him. Also he often sent officials to the hospital to inquire after his health.
Later Novichenko said to a journalist of his country in recollection of those days; “I thought on my sickbed if my action was really a distinguished merit. Could I, a Soviet officer and a communist, act otherwise at such a moment?” However, Kim Il Sung highly praised him as an excellent internationalist fighter and said that his was a rare act of heroism.
Because newly-liberated Korea had not yet instituted orders, it was impossible to confer him a decoration. Unhappy about this, Kim Il Sung sent his silver cigarette case to him as a gift when he returned home. Inscribed on the case was his autograph reading: “To March 1, 1946 Hero Novichenko, Kim Il Sung, Chairman of the Provisional People’s Committee of North Korea”
It was in May 1984 when the Korean leader and the Soviet officer met again. President Kim Il Sung dropped in at Novosibirsk Station in Siberia on his way to Moscow in an official visit to the Soviet Union leading a DPRK Party and state delegation.
At the station he had an emotion-filled reunion with Ya. T. Novichenko. Although scores of years had elapsed, he remembered the surname of the Soviet officer and told officials about his exploits from several years previously. Suggesting that he might be still alive, he took measures to discover his whereabouts. So historical records and the memoirs of Soviet army generals who had been in Korea shortly after its liberation were screened and many people were sent to various places to trace him. Finally he was found living in a remote rural village in Siberia, some 300 kilometres away from the seat of Novosibirsk.
That day President Kim Il Sung explained to those present there the internationalist deed Novichenko had performed back in Korea. Novichenko said to the President that he still remembered the close concern and solicitude he had bestowed on him when he was in hospital. Saying he was very pleased to see him again, the President asked after his health and family.
On hearing him answer that he was healthy and had six children and eleven grandchildren, the President invited him to visit the DPRK together with his wife and all his children and grandchildren.
Subsequently, Novichenko and his family visited the country almost every year. Whenever they came to his country, the President would take off time from his crammed schedule to meet them. Once he presented them with gold wrist watches inscribed with his autographed name.
He treated Novichenko’s family as his own, sometimes patting his grandchildren on the cheek or giving them confections. He was so friendly to them that the grandchildren would call him their grandfather and Novichenko address him as elder brother.
Ya.T. Novichenko, a Soviet citizen, was awarded the title of Labour Hero of the DPRK as well as the Order of National Flag 1st Class and a gold medal (hammer and sickle). “If you visit my country, I will greet and treat you as my old comrade-in-arms, friend and saviour. I will love you forever.”
These words of the President will be etched in the minds of people for ever together with his ennobling sense of obligation to the former Soviet officer.


The Masikryong Ski Resort gives a glimpse of the future of a cultured socialist nation Korea is striving to build. It will be no exaggeration to say that the country is now on the home straight in the race for building such a nation.
“Your eyes are not deceiving you. This is socialist north Korea,” said a CNN anchor a few years ago, televising live a nocturnal scene of the Kaeson Youth Park fashionably built in Pyongyang. Since then the Rungna People’s Recreation Ground, Ryugyong Health Complex, People’s Open-air Ice Rink, Munsu Water Park, Mirim Riding Club and many other world-class cultural resorts have been built in the country.
They were followed by the ski resort built on Masik Pass, whose name was derived from a legend that the pass is so rugged and stiff that even a horse had to have a rest while crossing it (ma means a horse and sik a rest in Korean). Its construction gave birth to another word representative of the times, the craze for skiing on Masik Pass.
The credit for all this goes to the supreme leader Kim Jong Un of the DPRK. In late May two years ago he visited the pass and said in the following vein: Skiing is a sport favoured by all the people, young and old, to say nothing of the athletes. If a ski resort is built here, a new craze for skiing will sweep across the country. He then pictured in his mind the days when the people would build up their bodies and enjoy the natural scenery.
True to his plan, the soldier-builders of the Korean People’s Army built the ski resort in the short span of a year to the wonder of the world.
Foreigners who have been to the resort say in admiration that it has excelled the world standard. Mimura Mitsuhiro from the Northeast Asian Economics Institute said, “This is a mirror image of a cultured socialist nation.”


             The craze for skiing on Masik Pass sweeps across the DPRK these days.

New Craze and New Scenery

Ever since the Masikryong Ski Resort was opened to the public, it has always seethed with holidaymakers. Nowadays, however, their number is sharply increasing. Bus and other traffic services are provided from Pyongyang and other major cities to Masik Pass. Boasting of modern architectural beauty blended well with the rugged mountains, the ski resort is crowded with people from all walks of life including young students.
What catches everyone’s eye first is the long stretches of ski runs which are brimming over with optimism and joy.
Young people are so brave as to ski down at breakneck speed from the top of steep silvery runs, and snowmobiles are rushing up from the foot to the peak of the pass, raising fine sprays of snow. Among them is seen a family on a snow sledge sliding down at high speed, giving out thrills of excitement and shrill laughs. All these present spectacular sight.
Skiers in colourful gears going up the mountain by chairlift look like “beautiful flowers” rising up to the blue sky. All the holidaymakers, regardless of age, sex and occupation, enjoy themselves to their heart’s content.
Here a fisherman from the east coast has a friendly chat with a lumberjack from the northern tip of the country and there a young farmer couple ski down for the third time. An elderly couple cheers up their grandchildren sledging.
Girls who are sensitive to the trend derive from ski gears an inspiration for the designs of their fashionable dress. Found there are newlyweds enjoying their honeymoon and schoolchildren competing with one another in skiing, nurturing their dream of being ski aces. At the snow and skating grounds, children are engrossed in training their skills. The winter campers of the Songdowon International Children’s Union Camp also come to the resort.
Though it is cold outside, people enjoy a bath in the indoor swimming pool of Masikryong Hotel. As a multilateral service system is established in it, the resort offers an impressive catering service to the visitors.
The mineral water gushing out of the pass is very popular for its good taste and abundant minerals good for health and other elements with medicinal effects. So the dishes of edible herbs treated with the water, a specialty of the pass, taste unique.

Coffee shops serve mocha, latte, cappuccino and other world-famous coffees. The night view of Masik Pass is also fantastic with its attractive snows cape, modern ski resort, fresh air, the dazzling illuminations and unceasing melodic songs adding much to its exquisite pastoralist.
Pyongyang, April 8 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the Pyongyang Weak-current Machine Plant.
He looked round the room for the education in the revolutionary history. Seeing the newly displayed color photos of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il, he said that the room has been arranged well. Every historical memento and material is precious revolutionary legacy to be handed down to posterity, he added.
He recalled that Kim Il Sung gave his first field guidance to the plant in October, 1955 and Kim Jong Il in September, 1967 and they paid attention to the plant and gave important instructions to it during their several visits to it, noting the foot prints left by them there precisely mean the history of its development.
He went round the products show room, the processing and assembling shops and other places to learn in detail about the development of new products and production there.
He expressed great satisfaction over the fact that the workers of the plant are waging a vigorous drive to develop new products with an ambition to produce ultra-modern weak-current machines.
He underlined the need for the plant to channel efforts into developing new products and, at the same time, conducts an energetic drive for steadily boosting production and ensuring their precision, safety and practicability.
He spared time to watch a performance given by the itinerant art squad of the plant at the hall of culture. Noting that all numbers of the performance truthfully represented the party's policies and the love for the plant and the revolutionary and militant resolution of its workers to become standard-bearers and shock-brigade in carrying out the line and policies of the party, he stressed the performance helped deepen his trust in it.
He encouraged the workers of the plant, saying that there is no goal unattainable when they live and work in the Kunja-ri spirit, the most vivid expression of loyalty to the party and the revolution and noblest patriotism, and they can surely produce cutting-edge weak-current machines before the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea if they work hard just as the workers of Kunja-ri did.
He had a photo session with the officials, scientists, technicians and workers of the plant. He was accompanied by Hong Yong Chil and Yun Tong Hyon. 

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Navy Unit 164
Pyongyang, April 4 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, inspected KPA Navy Unit 164.
He was greeted by Senior Vice Admiral Ri Yong Ju, commander of the KPA Navy, Vice Admiral Ho Yong Chun, political commissar of the KPA Navy, and commanding officers of the unit.
He gave the unit a pair of binoculars and an automatic rifle as gifts and had a photo session with its seamen.
He went round the room for education in the revolutionary history and the room devoted to the unit's history. Seeing with keen interest the precious historic data, he recalled the undying feats of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il for the development of the unit which was personally organized by Kim Il Sung in May 1955.
He toured a monument to the field guidance of Kim Il Sung and high-speed transport boat No. 6251, which was examined by Kim Il Sung and whose test sailing was guided by Kim Jong Il.
Then he dropped in at the building of the unit command and gave important instructions for commanding and managing the unit. He set forth the tasks and ways for further building up the unit in keeping with the features of its combat duty and more thoroughly establishing the anti-Japanese guerrilla method of commanding and management.
He went round the library and servicepersons' hall of the unit.
It is needed to supply the must books to the library on a regular basis and organize writing impressions and discussion of books and oratorical meeting often for the seamen to regard the reading as part of their military service so that they can develop into many-sided persons with versatile knowledge, he said, adding: This is a shortcut to making the whole army politico-ideologically and morally stronger.
Stressing the need to run the servicepersons' hall in an effective way, he instructed the unit to concentrate efforts on the five-point education, set forth by the Party, and steadily conducts the class education, in particular.
The Supreme Commander looked round the room for general warship training.
He learnt in detail about the combat and political training, watching torpedo attack and other drills. And he clarified the main link in the whole chain that the unit should concentrate efforts on for its combat preparedness and the important matters arising in properly employing the Juche-based naval war tactics.
Noting that Generalissimo Kim Il Sung projected the all-round seaman movement decades ago, he said that various kinds of specialized training should be intensified among the seamen to prepare them as all-round seamen and death-defying corps on the sea.
He underlined the need for commanding officers to focus on having a deeper grasp of the abilities to organize and command naval battles and the art of operating warships under the actual war conditions.
He also went round barracks, education room and mess of the 1st company of the 5th flotilla under the unit to take warm care of seamen's living conditions.
Learning about the tree-planting campaign conducted by the unit this year, he gave instructions to better a nursery and intensify the campaign so as to turn the surroundings of the unit and its stationary area into a thick woodland and greenery.
He was satisfied to go round the unit, he said, expressing belief that the unit would bring about a new turn in its combat preparation and commanding and management.

Accompanying him was KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA.
Kim Jong Un Visits Machine Plant
    Pyongyang, April 1 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the machine plant managed by Jon Tong Ryol.
    In August last year when visiting the plant associated with the patriotic devotion of leader Kim Jong Il, he gave it tasks for consolidating its material and technological foundation, developing various cutting-edge machine products and making light aircraft.
    Going round the plant, he learnt in detail about the development and production of new products.
    He noted with pleasure that its workers made a marvelous sci-tech achievement with worldwide competitive power in the course of developing cutting-edge equipment and thus provided a solid springboard for rapid progress of the DPRK's machine-building industry.
    The plant has a very important mission and role to play, he said, stressing that it should push forward a drive to develop the country's machine-building industry onto a higher stage.
    To train talented persons is more important than to update equipment in a drive for modernizing the plant, he said, adding that deep attention should be paid to the work for building up the designing force and the ranks of technicians and skilled workers and providing the scientists and technicians with better working and living conditions.
    Then he watched the test flight of light airplanes produced at the plant.
    He learnt in detail about mechanism, performance, etc. of the newly-made light airplanes before giving an instruction to start the test flight.
    Watching their flight, he expressed his great satisfaction over the fact that the plant with a long history is producing not only military aircraft but also various types of civilian airplanes at will.
    And he got aboard one of the planes to personally conduct its take-off and landing test, saying: I have to try the airplane as it was produced by our working class. This will please our scientists, technicians and workers and encourage them to the dynamic work for attaining a higher goal.
    Noting that last year he gave an instruction to make light aircraft and sent samples, he praised the officials, scientists, technicians and workers of sectors concerned, the plant and other relevant industrial establishments for having successfully manufactured those planes whose all equipment and apparatuses are home-made. And he warmly asked officials to convey his greetings to them.
    He expressed great expectation and belief that the officials and workers of the plant would give a facelift to their factory as required by the new century, make a great leap forward in the production of advanced machines and thus creditably play a role of the vanguard and shock brigade in the building of a thriving nation.

    Accompanying him were Hwang Pyong So, O Kum Chol, Ri Pyong Chol, Jo Chun Ryong and Hong Yong Chil.

Saturday, April 04, 2015


Pyongyang, April 2 (KCNA) -- The chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee at a seminar sponsored by the U.S. Centre for Strategic and International Studies on Mar. 17 had the effrontery to admit that it was the U.S. which mounted a cyber attack on the computer network of the DPRK in December last year. U.S. agents already infiltrated into the computer network of the DPRK several years ago and have run the whole gamut of base espionage to obtain information about its nuclear development, etc. Truth behind such espionage has already been exposed to the world by a declassified document of the U.S. National Security Agency, testimonies made by former senior officials of the U.S. administration and U.S. media. The targets of U.S.-sponsored cyber terrorism are not confined to the DPRK. Cyber attacks are made by the U.S. against most of the countries and regions in the world including anti-U.S. countries, such regional powers as Russia and China, Germany and other competitive allies of the former. It was none other than the U.S. which perpetrated state-sponsored cyber terrorism, the first of its kind, by mounting a cyber attack by use of the malignant virus Stuxnet upon the computer network of an Iranian nuclear power plant in 2010. It was again the U.S. that is working hard to turn cyberspace into a theatre of war. Heads of state and government organs and key businesses of various countries have become targets of the NSA's wire-tapping. Confidential information being stored in governments' and personal computers are being hacked by U.S. agents to help the White House shape its policies. Such hacking attack of the U.S. is an act for igniting a war of aggression as it is aimed at carrying out its cyber military strategy to all intents and purposes. The keynote of the strategy being pursued by the U.S. is to mount a preemptive cyber attack on a certain target through internet. To this end, the U.S. already advanced the conception of cyber warfare early in the 1990s and has stepped up arms race and preparations for a cyber war in real earnest in a bid to carry out its military strategy in cyberspace under the pretext of "protecting national interests". The cyber warfare command was organized by the U.S. navy in December, 2002. And this was followed by the formation of cyber warfare units in its air force and army. The U.S. Cyber Command was set up in 2010 to command in a unified manner all the military actions concerning cyber warfare. Obama signed a secret presidential order concerning the U.S. cyber operation policy in October 2012. Pursuant to it, the U.S. Department of Defense is developing new type weapons that can jam and paralyze military computer systems of other countries although they are not connected to the internet. As seen above, the U.S. is zealously stepping up preparations for large-scale cyber attacks on other countries, blinded by its wild ambition to dominate the world. Explicitly speaking, the U.S. cyber military strategy is a thrice-cursed crime as it triggers world-wide race for cyber warfare and throws the world into mayhem. The U.S. has often made much fuss over cyber attack to give impression that it is a victim of cyber terrorism. For example, it kicked up the racket of "imposing additional sanctions" upon the DPRK after deliberately linking it with the cyber attack on the Sony Pictures Entertainment. Such a charade of the U.S. is aimed to create a favorable atmosphere for executing its preemptive cyber war by branding sovereign states, notably, the anti-U.S. independent countries, as cyber attackers. The U.S., though belatedly, should be well aware of the fact that its wild ambition for dominating the world through cyber warfare is no more than a pipe dream

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Pyongyang, March 26 (KCNA) -- There took place at the People's Palace of Culture on Thursday a press conference with spies of the puppet Intelligence Service of south Korea who were unmasked and arrested while perpetrating espionage against the DPRK under the manipulation of the U.S. and the south Korean puppet group.
Present there were reporters at home and those of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan and foreign correspondents. Foreign diplomatic envoys and staff members of embassies of different countries here attended the press conference as observers. Prior to the conference an official of the Ministry of State Security of the DPRK spoke. He said that Kim Kuk Gi and Choe Chun Gil, spies of the puppet Intelligence Service, who were unmasked and arrested while committing espionage, are the heinous terrorists who worked hard to do harm to the supreme leadership of the DPRK.
He went on: They zealously took part in the anti-DPRK smear campaign of the U.S. imperialists and the puppet group of traitors to isolate and blockade the DPRK in international arena by labeling it "a country printing counterfeit notes" and "sponsor of terrorism" while pulling it up over its "human rights issue."
They gathered information about the DPRK's party, state and military secrets by leaving no means untried under the manipulation and with the backing of the U.S. and the IS and made desperate efforts to spread bourgeois lifestyle and culture in the DPRK. Kim Kuk Gi, who worked as an ambush spy in Dandong, China for over decade, stated his case at the conference.
According to his statement, born in Ryongun-dong, Tonggu, Taejon City of south Korea on July 23, 1954, he operated an underground church in Dandong City from Sept. 1, 2003. Since then, he moved his residence several times and lived in Dandong from 2011 to 2014.
In the underground church, he conducted a religious propaganda against the DPRK before dozens of Koreans in China and private travelers. He was bribed by Hwang Jae Yong, department director of the IS who was in charge of anti-DPRK espionage in the DPRK-China border area in Sept. 2005 before providing information to him. He was registered in the IS with such spy name as "Sin Song Guk" and such number as "No. 101" from July 20, 2006 and acted as a professional spy.
He among other things systematically gathered important state secrets related to the supreme leadership of the DPRK and provided them to the IS. He thus zealously joined in state-sponsored political terrorism of the U.S. and the south Korean authorities against the DPRK.
For example, in Nov. 2009, he gathered and provided important secret information about a railway station which the top leader of the DPRK passed to visit China, photos of its vicinity and his health condition.
After receiving an instruction that the top leader might visit China by train in August, 2010, he went to a border area and photographed the process of railway project being undertaken by the Chinese side and the area near railways of the north side. He gathered and offered such information as the date of China visit, time of train and departure and arrival stations and received tens of thousands of U.S. dollars as a reward for it.
He also committed grave crimes by building up a spy network in Dandong, systematically gathered and provided the north's party, state and military secrets and information about happenings there, thereby zealously joining the U.S. and the south Korean authorities in their hostile acts against the DPRK.
He enlisted local persons, private travelers of the north and Chinese residents in the DPRK, more than ten in all, as his agents and built up a spy network. He assigned agents the tasks for gathering information and gave them spy apparatuses, gathered important secrets by way of paying rewards for every piece of information. In this way he systematically provided it to the IS.
The information included tendencies of important cadres of the DPRK and their careers, heads of institutions at all levels and their organizational system, military tendencies, change of military cadres, military bases, information about nuclear weapons, winning over members of the north side's missions in China and those on business tour, price fluctuation, undesirable video clips and photos.
He also committed serious crimes by manufacturing and distributing copies of literature against the DPRK and conducted religious propaganda for the purpose of destabilizing and bringing down the DPRK.
Copies of literature included dozens of cartoon books, amusement CD and SD cards defaming the authority of the supreme leadership of the DPRK, leaflets giving impressions that there were taking place anti-government riots in the DPRK and video clips recording testimonies made by "defectors from the north".
Cartoon books insulting the supreme leadership of the DPRK were either directly produced by the IS or made by Kim Kuk Gi with the help of computer. He kept many video clips dealing with human rights issues in the north which he obtained from Hwang Jae Yong, and gave them to agents frequently for their distribution in the north.
While guiding the tour of Dandong by the media group, a professional plot-breeding organization against the human rights of the DPRK operating at a university in Hawaii in June-July, 2007, he made religious literature together with them, received hundreds of MP4s containing false data made by them and spread them in the DPRK.
He was involved in the operation of the anti-DPRK underground religious organization which was formed for the purpose of setting up a "religious state" in the DPRK between April 2005 and July 2006. Many religious organizations are involved in the false propaganda against the DPRK at present.
Crimes of Kim Kuk Gi were manifested in producing counterfeit notes of the north to weaken its economy and bring people's mindset into confusion. Spy apparatuses and equipment and undesirable e-media used and spread by him against the DPRK with the help of the IS over the past 10-odd years numbered more than 500 of 25 kinds. He also received a colossal amount of money for gathering information and purchasing spy apparatuses and equipment and used them for espionage.
Then questions were put by reporters.
Kim Kuk Gi said that he was hired by the U.S. and the IS to be a spy and committed espionage against the DPRK by premeditated and organized orders and exposed the anti-DPRK espionage bases in Dandong and those related to them. According to him, there are nearly 30 bases of the IS in Dandong alone.
There are 12 shops, namely "Tongbang Shop", "Kkoma Foodstuff", "Myongsong Foodstuff", "Hyesong Foodstuff", "Ryongchon Shop", "Song-un Shop", "Myongga Foodstuff", "Uri Foodstuff Shop", "Aenicol", "Yethae Goods Shop", "Kanaan Foodstuff Shop", "LG Pyokji Shop".
Among restaurants are "Hyonghwawon", "Folk Village", "Tonghae Restaurant", "Kini Restaurant", "Rakwon Rice Cake Restaurant", "Kimbap Chonguk", "Mama Samgyethang", "Jongwabok", "Bean Curd Restaurant", "Kimgane Restaurant", "Changbai Restaurant" and "Vision Restaurant".
Trading enterprises are Taehwa Trade and Tongbang Trade, hospitals are Dandong Saem Hospital (Christian hospital) and hotels are Prima Hotel and Kangbyon Hotel. He said in detail about names, ages, nationalities, jobs, residences and others of those who are residing in Dandong or frequently visiting it to commit espionage against the DPRK.
By order of the IS in May 2010, he built a secret printing base and printed 100 pieces of counterfeit notes ranging from 5 won to 500 won each in September that year and put them into three bags. He infiltrated them by way of handing them over to other agent through personal belongings box in Shenyang. Afterwards, he printed and handed over thousands of pieces of counterfeit notes several times by the same method.
In conclusion, he said that his crimes were organized, systematic, conspiratorial state politically-motivated terrorism and acts to overthrow the state. He urged the U.S. and the south Korean authorities to stop at once espionage against the DPRK and the unbiased media of the world to positively respond to it. Next, Choe Chun Gil, a spy of the IS who committed espionage against the DPRK while residing in Dandong, China, made a statement.
According to him, he was born in Hyoja-dong, Chunchon City, south Korean Kangwon Province on September 19, 1959. He left south Korea in 2003 and lived in China. Since July, 2011 he was hired by the "section chief surnamed Kim", an agent of the IS, in Shenyang to be his agent going by the name of "Mr. Ko" and committed espionage against the DPRK.
Between August, 2011 and October, 2012 he received instructions from the "section chief surnamed Kim" that he should not miss even the slightest information about the north and should channel all efforts into gathering information about the movements of the top leader of the DPRK, in particular.
By the order for gathering military secrets of the DPRK, he sent radium sample through a resident of the DPRK surnamed Ri in March 2012 and let Kim, a Chinese resident in the DPRK, photograph a double glass bottle carrying major element particles used in the defence field and send it to the IS.
After receiving an order for digging out and obtaining earth around Nyongbyon area between October, 2012 and April 2013, he gave the task to three inhabitants of the north.
He dispatched Yun, a Chinese resident in the DPRK, to Nyongbyon several times, let him gather data on munitions factories of the DPRK and leading officials of the factories and photograph aircraft bunkers, airfields and new type tanks.
He disclosed the "Kkotdoeji operation" he learned from an agent of the IS. It is aimed to purchase all things used in the People's Army including military uniforms so that they can be used when airborne and paratroop units of the south infiltrate into the DPRK. He handed over military uniforms of officer and non-commissioned officer of the People's Army and a soldier identification card to an agent through two inhabitants of the DPRK and one Chinese resident in the DPRK.
He also gathered information about tendencies of inhabitants to the DPRK government, market situation and living conditions and reported them to the "section chief surnamed Kim". He fabricated and sent information needed for cooking up "Choe Myong Hak spy case" at the end of October, 2012 in a bid to conduct a smear campaign to do harm to the DPRK and bribed one citizen of the DPRK and one Chinese resident in the DPRK for gathering information which could be used for false propaganda about "human rights" situation in the DPRK.
His crimes included acts of destabilizing the DPRK and luring North’s inhabitants to south Korea. When Yun, Chinese resident in the DPRK, was going back to the DPRK in March, 2012, he gave Yun more than 50 CDs and 2 USBs containing sex films and south Korean movies in a bid to copy and spread them inside the DPRK.
He sent two inhabitants of the north and three Chinese residents in the DPRK who privately toured Dandong to Prof. Kim, priest of south Korea, and a housemaid of Korean nationality in Longjing, China, in a bid to give them religious education. Then, he assigned them task to build an "underground church" in the DPRK. He lured a woman from the north working in Shenyang in June, 2011 and nine men, 13 women and six children of the inhabitants of the north to south Korea. He did such work five times until 2013 after receiving the order from the IS.

Answering the questions by reporters, Choe Chun Gil disclosed the U.S. and the south Korean authorities' burlesque to label north Korea "a country producing narcotics" and "a country printing counterfeit notes" and their fabrication of "Choe Myong Hak spy case" and "written loyalty of Ri Man Jun." During the press conference, its attendants watched videos showing photos and statements of witnesses proving the anti-DPRK espionage of the IS spies.