Monday, December 05, 2016

H.E. Kim Jong Un Visits Cuban Embassy to Express Condolences over Demise of Fidel Castro Ruz

H.E. 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, visited the Cuban embassy here on Monday to express deep condolences over the demise of Fidel Castro Ruz, supreme leader of the Cuban revolution.
He was accompanied by Hwang Pyong So, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the Workers' Party of Korea, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People's Army, and Kim Kye Gwan, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs.
Laid there was a wreath sent by him over the demise of Fidel Castro Ruz.
He paid silent tribute to Fidel Castro Ruz in memory of him together with officials accompanying him.
He made an entry in the mourner's book as follows:
"Though the outstanding leader passed away, his name and feats will always be remembered by all of us.
We feel pain of the loss of the great Comrade, the great comrade-in-arms.
Kim Jong Un."
He expressed deep condolences to Cuban Ambassador to the DPRK Jesus De Los Angeles Aise Sotolongo and staff members of his embassy and said words of consolation to them.
Upon hearing the news of the sudden demise of Fidel Castro Ruz, the Korean people are overwhelmed with profound sorrow, he said, adding that the demise of Fidel Castro Ruz is a great loss for the parties, governments and peoples of the two countries.
Saying that though Fidel Castro Ruz passed away, his noble feats will shine forever in the hearts of the peoples of the two countries and progressive mankind, he expressed belief that the revolutionary Cuban people would overcome the grief over the loss of their distinguished leader and certainly build a prospering ideal society of the people and win the victory of the socialist cause under the wise guidance of Raul Castro Ruz, true to the lifetime intention of Fidel Castro Ruz.

The Cuban ambassador expressed deep thanks to Kim Jong Un for visiting the Cuban embassy to share the sorrow over the demise of Fidel Castro Ruz with the Cuban embassy staff members.

9 O’clock on September 9, 2016

At 9 o’clock on September 9, 2016 by the Pyongyang time, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea conducted a nuclear warhead test.
Now we shall see the meaning of the digits.
September 9 is the anniversary day of the founding of the DPRK.
It is understandable to everyone that the country demonstrated its might on its founding day.
Then the 9 o’clock? And when the digits of the year 2016 are added? It is again 9.
Is this repetition of 9 coincidental?
As we all know, 9 is the largest and last digit in the decimal system.
Doesn’t it mean that this nuclear warhead test constitutes the climax of the strengthening of the country’s nuclear forces and perfection of its nuclear weapon technology?
To look back, after conducting the first nuclear test in October 2006, ten years ago, to cope with the extreme and arbitrary nuclear blackmail by the US, the DPRK has steadily developed its nuclear technology by conducting several rounds of underground nuclear test. It was an epoch-making event in strengthening its nuclear forces that in March 2013 the Workers’ Party of Korea set forth the line of simultaneously promoting economic construction and the upbuilding of the nuclear forces. In accordance with this line, the DPRK conducted its first H-bomb test successfully in January this year. It has now joined the front rank of nuclear-armed nations on its own terms.
In the face of these developments, the US should have withdrawn its self-destructive nuclear threat to the DPRK.
However, insisting that it can never recognize the possession of nuclear weapons by the DPRK, the US has conducted one nuclear war game after another in south Korea this year, including Key Resolve, Foal Eagle-16 and Ulji Freedom Guardian, by mobilizing its strategic nuclear assets like strategic bombers and submarines.
The DPRK seemed to be determined to cool down the fevered heads of the US politicians who, obsessed with the self-acclaimed US monopoly of nuclear weapons, had lost normal thinking ability; it made public its small-sized nuclear warhead, and successively conducted the static firing test of new-type high-thrust motor of intercontinental ballistic rocket, re-entry simulation test of ballistic rocket, underwater launch test of ballistic missile from a strategic submarine and ballistic rocket launching drill of Hwasong artillery units of the Strategic Force of the Korean People’s Army. Through these, it demonstrated that it was now equipped with nuclear warhead and its delivery bodies.
What remained was whether the nuclear warhead was a real one or not. Through the nuclear warhead test, the DPRK substantiated that it was a real one. The country also finally examined and confirmed the performance and power of the nuclear warhead, standardized so that it could be loaded in the strategic ballistic rockets. By standardizing the nuclear warheads, the country has secured the technology for producing and using different types of fissionable materials; it has become capable of producing more powerful nuclear warheads that are small, light and varied, as many as needed, and production of nuclear weapons has attained a higher stage.

In short, the DPRK’s nuclear technology has reached its highest level possible, and it has finished its preparations for a nuclear war with the US. The repeated 9s of 9 o’clock of September 9, 2016 indicate this.

Kim Jong Un Guides Intensive Striking Drill of KPA Artillery Units on Front

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 (KPA), Thursday guided an intensive artillery striking drill of KPA artillery units on the front.
Saying that December 1 is the first day when the combat and political training for the new year started, the Supreme Commander congratulated all the officers and men of the army who have turned out as one in the training.
The year 2017 is of significance as it marks the 105th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung, the 75th birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il and the 85th founding anniversary of the KPA, he said, calling for a revolutionary turn in the combat and political training to adorn the next year with proud success in enhancing the fighting strength.
He mounted an observation post to learn about the deployment of fire positions of the artillery units and a plan for their artillery intensive striking drill.
Taking part in the striking drill were artillery sub-units of the defence detachments on islets in the West Sea on the front, tasked to strike the 6th marine brigade and the Yonphyong unit under the south Korean puppet Command for the Defense of Northwestern Islands, and mid- and long-range artillery sub-units on the front which are tasked to strike the military installations and the reactionary ruling organs in Seoul and other operational theaters of south Korea, the direction of main and secondary attacks on the front.
The drill was conducted in the way of volley and quick firing.
At an order given by Kim Jong Un, the KPA artillery units on the front kicked off the artillery firing.
Satisfied with the drill of striking the five islands in the southwest sea, including Paekryong and Yonphyong islands, and the enemy cities and military installations and reactionary ruling organs in the direction of the KPA's main attack, Kim Jong Un said that nobody and nothing would survive in such strike. And he stressed that if a war breaks out, such deadly strike should be inflicted upon the south Korean forces to completely break their will of counteraction at the start and make a clean sweep of them.
Hearing a resolve made by Ri Song Guk, commander of the KPA 4th Corps, to wipe out the enemies with merciless artillery strikes on their dens once the Supreme Commander gives an order, Kim Jong Un said that when a war of justice starts, the sound of gunfire for victory made by the artillery units on the southwestern front would greatly encourage other units of the KPA advancing southward.
The Supreme Commander expressed his great satisfaction over the successful artillery firing contest and intensive striking drill.
It is the WPK's view on giving importance to the artillery and artillery philosophy to open the gate to national reunification with the artillery and celebrate the victory of national reunification with fireworks displayed by the artillery, he said, adding that the Party has great belief and expectation in the artillery, the iron fist of the People's Army in a great war for national reunification.

Saying that a modern warfare is just an artillery duel and the application of the artillery in a modern war, which goes in three dimensions--sky, land and sea--irrespective of the front and the rear, is a major factor decisive of the victory in operation and combat, he set forth the important tasks for bolstering up the artillery force.

Kim Jong Un Provides Field Guidance to Various Fields of Samjiyon County

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 fields of Samjiyon County.
He together with officials accompanying him paid tribute to leader Kim Jong Il before his statue in the county.
He visited the Samjiyon County Hall of Culture.
He learnt in detail about the management and operation of the hall, asking if the county's art group is working regularly, how films are shown and how photo exhibition is organized.
Underscoring the need for the hall to organize brisk socio-political activities and mass cultural and art activities to make a positive contribution to firmly equipping the people and school youth and children with the Juche idea and Songun revolutionary idea of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and preparing them as persons possessed of versatile knowledge and cultural attainments, he was so kind as to promise the Party would send equipment necessary for managing and operating the hall.
Then he visited the Samjiyon Schoolchildren's Palace.
Watching the portraits of smiling President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il displayed on the frontal wall of the palace, he was pleased that their portraits were displayed with due respect so that the members of the hobby groups of the palace might always watch them who loved children so much all their lives.
He looked round the room for the education in the revolutionary history and the room dedicated to the history of the palace.
Saying that the historic materials showing the noble love of the great leaders for the younger generation and future are the treasures to be handed down to posterity, he called for effectively conducting education through their immortal leadership exploits and training more talented children so as to eternally add shine to the noble intention of the great leaders. He went round various places of the palace including the room for math group, the room for automobile group, gymnasium, the room for narration group, the room for mass political activities, the room for IT group, the room for fine art group, the room for national musical instrument group and theatre.
Watching with smile on his face schoolchildren's various hobby group activities, he praised them for being good at tractor practice and editing multi-media, successfully playing various musical instruments, singing and drawing well and playing with balls well, he told them to work hard so as to become competent builders of socialist Korea.
Saying that it is the Party's duty and mission to realize the noble intention of the great leaders who said that there is nothing to spare for children, he told the officials to spruce up the palace in such a manner as to be the one to be proud of before the world. He showed for the palace such profound care to go down in history and gave important instructions which would serve as guidelines for managing and operating the palace.
When members of each hobby group vied with each other to run into his arms, shouting with emotions "Fatherly Marshal! We have longed to see you," he kindly responded to them by saying "I have come to you as I wished to see you so much." Then he took them in his arms and had a photo taken with them.
Saying that there may be some schoolchildren and teaching staff who might feel regretful for missing the happy event of photographing, he spared precious time to wait till all officials, teachers and members of the hobby groups have gathered. Then he had a photo session with all of them.
He also visited the Camp for Visitors to the Samjiyon Revolutionary Battle Sites.
He went round the room for the education in the revolutionary history and the room dedicated to the history of the camp.
He said that historic relics and mementoes on display alone clearly tell what deep attention the great leaders paid to helping officials, party members and other working people deeply grasp the revolutionary traditions of the WPK.
He looked round various places such as the camping houses for university students and members of the Children Union to learn in detail about the reconstruction and operation of the camp.
Calling upon the officials and employees of the camp to creditably fulfill their mission and thus make a positive contribution to helping the visitors know well about the history of the resistance struggle waged by Kim Il Sung despite all sorts of hardships and deeply grasp the revolutionary spirit of Mt. Paektu, eternal foundation of the WPK, he promised to make sure that the Party would directly provide means necessary for educating visitors.
He watched the skiers of the Sajabong Sports Team in training.
It is good to make the school youth and children ski a lot in the snowy areas such as Ryanggang Province, he said, adding that skiing is a very good exercise for physical training and redoubling courage and bravery.
He set forth important tasks for turning Samjiyon County into a grand open-air museum for educating people in the revolutionary traditions, exemplary unit in potato farming and an icon which fully realized the comprehensive mechanization of agriculture and indicated specific ways for carrying them out.

Accompanying him were Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the C.C., the WPK, and Kim Yong Su, department director of the C.C., the WPK.

Kim Jong Un Guides Skiing Training of Mountain Infantry Battalion under KPA Unit 1045

Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, guided the skiing training of the mountain infantry battalion under KPA Unit 1045.
After hearing a report on the training plan, he issued an order to start the training.
The moment a training officer shouted a command, soldiers appeared on the top of a mountain all of a sudden and skied down a steep slope, flying the colours of the supreme commander and the national flag of the Republic.
Watching the soldiers skiing down the slope like the wind while admirably conducting various difficult combat actions, he highly praised them for their successful training.
He underscored the need to steadily improve the forms and methods of mountain infantry training in quality as required by modern warfare and the features of offensive and defensive operation theatres and maximize the demand for training under the simulated conditions of an actual battle so as to decisively improve the marksmanship of the soldiers and decisively bolster up their capabilities to overcome mountains, speed up the march on them, carry out assault and maneuver in the field.
Saying that the mountain infantry soldiers must strike the enemy troops without giving them a chance to recover their senses by crossing mountains in the theater of battle in emergency, he called on the commanding officers to organize combat drills under the simulated conditions of a real battle by taking advantage of the most rugged terrains and thus train them to be brave and agile fighters.
He highly praised them for their successful training and had a photo session with them.
He set forth tasks facing the mountain infantry units, noting that they have important combat missions to perform as the country has steep mountain ridges and a lot of snow.

Accompanying him was Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and vice-chairman of the C.C., the WPK.

Kim Jong Un Inspects Headquarters of Large Combined Unit 380 of KPA

Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, inspected the Headquarters of Large Combined Unit 380 of the KPA.
He went round the monument to the field guidance of leader Kim Jong Il and a room for the education in the revolutionary history and a room devoted to the history of the unit.
Looking round the historic relics with keen interest, he said that the large combined unit grew to be a powerful elite unit fully prepared for both offensive and defence in modern warfare under the wise leadership and meticulous care of President
Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
He highly appreciated the feats performed by the service personnel of the unit, saying that the unit has performed praiseworthy feats in the defence of the country and socialist construction in the past period and made positive contributions to giving fullest play to the fighting spirit and militant traits of the KPA after being rapidly dispatched to the front for recovering from the flood damage in the northern part of the country, in particular.
Praising the unit for effectively conducting the education of its service personnel through the room for the education in the revolutionary history and the room devoted to the history of the unit after successfully arranging them, he underscored the need to intensify the education for helping them deeply grasp the undying feats of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and the glorious history and tradition of the unit.
Going round the soldiers' hall, he instructed the commanding officers of the unit to direct sustained big efforts to intensifying the five-point education set forth by the Party to successfully train the service personnel as indomitable fighters who do not abandon their revolutionary faith though they may die on the road of defending the socialist country.
After hearing a report on the defense operation plan of the unit from its commander at the military study room, he examined the documents on combat and went round various places including operation lecture room to learn in detail about the performance of duties by the units under the large combined unit and their trainings and regular combat preparedness.
He praised the commanding and staff officers of the large combined unit for rounding off operational and tactical plans, peculiar and superb, to carry out all operations and combats our own way.
He was satisfied to learn that they are firmly preparing the soldiers to be a-match-for-a-hundred fighters who are well versed in various combat methods and making full preparations for drills with high enthusiasm to bring about collective innovations in the next year's combat and political training, in particular.
Noting that the large combined unit has a very important duty to perform, he set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines for increasing the unit's combat readiness and fighting capability in every way.
He said he felt confident of the area defended by the unit and expressed expectation and belief that the service personnel of the unit would firmly protect the socialist country with arms. Then he had a photo session with them.

Accompanying him were Hwang Pyong So, Choe Ryong Hae and Ri Yong Gil.

Japan-S. Korea Agreement on Protecting Military Intelligence Termed Hostile to DPRK

A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released a statement on Friday sniping at the agreement on protecting military intelligence concluded between Japan and south Korea despite the unanimous opposition and denunciation of Koreans and other people in the world.
Terming the agreement hastily concluded by Japan and the south Korean puppet forces at the prodding of the U.S. under the absurd pretext of coping with "nuclear and missile threat" from the DPRK an intolerable act hostile to the DPRK, the statement said:
Acute military confrontation and tensions linger on the Korean peninsula due to the hideous moves of the U.S., Japan and other hostile forces against the DPRK.
Against this backdrop, Japan and the south Korean puppet forces concluded an agreement on military cooperation. This will only result in escalating the danger of war on the Korean peninsula as it is an act of the lackeys of the U.S. to do harm to the DPRK, pursuant to the U.S. hostile policy and nuclear threat and blackmail against the DPRK.
The conclusion of the agreement is a blatant challenge to the Korean people and the international community aspiring after peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
The situation clearly proves that the U.S. and its vassal forces are chiefly to blame for harassing peace and stability and racketing up confrontation and tensions.
Through the conclusion of the agreement Japan seeks to pave the way for emerging a military giant and realizing the wild ambition for launching reinvasion and the south Korean puppet regime works hard to tide over the worst-ever ruling crisis.

However, it will only precipitate their self-destruction.

The Current Crisis in south Korea and the Korean Peninsula Issue

 (November 28, 2016, Choe Un Ju, Research Fellow,
Institute for Disarmament and Peace, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DPRK)
The recent hideous political scandal in south Korea reveals that south Korea's each and every policy has been totally controlled by a superstitious fortune-teller.
After all, "unification and security policies" of the current south Korean authorities were nothing but preposterous ones based on a fortune-teller's groundless presumption that the DPRK would "collapse" in two years.
South Korea's such reckless and irresponsible "unification and security policies" have severely affected the issues related with peace, nuclear, inter-Korean relations and reunification of the Korean peninsula.
Ensuring peace on the Korean peninsula is a vital issue that relates to the destiny of both the peninsula and the region.
There were many opportunities in recent years for the north and the south to bring a breakthrough in ensuring peace. August 2015 north-south Agreement which pacified the danger of
war in the peninsula offered a good opportunity to promote the inter-Korean cooperation for peace. If the atmosphere were made best use of, the north and the south together could surely have had the situation under control and ease tension. However, on 27 August, right after the Agreement, the south Korean military span out reckless remarks on "decapitation raid" against the DPRK supreme leadership. They even dared to carry out joint military exercises applying the "decapitation raid" and "precision strike" drills this year. This triggered a strong response from the DPRK and again resulted in an escalation of tension that could have led to a war.
There was another chance this year for the north and the south to concert efforts for peace. In May this year, following the re-unification line set forth at the 7th Congress of the WPK, the DPRK military proposed to the south to hold talks to seek solutions to ease tension on the peninsula. However, the south Korean authorities refused to accept the proposal questioning "sincerity" of the DRPK and insisted on "no dialogue but pressure and sanction."
The recent scandal of south Korea proves that such craziness for confrontation is closely related with the current south Korean ruler's way of dealing with security issues. Void of sincerity and sense of responsibility for the nation's destiny and the regional peace, she handled the security issues following the prophecies of an immature superstitious fortune-teller.
At the beginning the south Korean authorities dismissed the rumor about discussions with the US on deployment of THAAD. Later they decided to deploy THAAD with little consideration that it would place the peninsula deep into a nuclear war among the regional powers. This is another act that followed the "divine message" with a belief that the US protection means everything. By the help of the immature fortune-teller, the US earned astronomical amount of dollars by selling its artillery to south Korea. Meanwhile Park Geun Hye also did not forget to get a backstage promise from the US that it would sponsor "Saenuri party" in the 2017 "presidential election" in return for south Korea's agreement to THAAD deployment. This fueled anger of the people against the regime in south Korea. Now, with the outbreak of the scandal that revealed Park Geun Hye's mental deficiency and immorality, the US, worried that south Korea's promise of THAAD deployment would be reduced to scrapes of paper, is anxious to speed up the deployment.
At the beginning of her office, Park seemed stout and firm against any compromise with Japan on the sex slavery issue. But not long after, she changed her mind and concluded a sudden agreement with Japan. This is a sad result of her arbitrariness, obstinacy and caprice that run counter to popular sentiments. Some days ago, Park rushed the conclusion of south Korea-Japan agreement on protection of military information paying no attention to peace of the peninsula and the region. This is another criminal act that leaves the security of south Korea in the hands of the US and Japan.
History records quite a number of wars that started from an accidental incident or a silly act. Had the DPRK not strengthened its war deterrent in every way, there is no guarantee that a disastrous war would not break out on the Korean peninsula by a fortune-teller's dictation. Today's security context resulting from south Korea's irresponsible and preposterous management of state affairs only proves what an important role the DPRK's war deterrent plays in preventing war and ensuring peace on the peninsula.
The nuclear issue which was originated by the US, would not have been deteriorated to the current level and the Korean peninsula would not have fallen under the threat of nuclear war if the south Korean authorities had maintained an independent stand.
It is quite ironical that during Park's term of office the US has brought in more of its strategic nuclear assets in and around the peninsula and carried out more ferociously nuclear war exercises whereas Park became even more offensive in pursuing her ambition of "system unification" backed by the US nuclear umbrella.
In January 2015, the DPRK advanced a proposal of suspension of joint military exercises for a moratorium of nuclear test. However, at that time, the south Korean authorities were more perverse than the US in refusing the DPRK's reasonable proposal. They became more frantic in nuclear war maneuvers going as far as to recklessly speaking loud about "preemptive strike on the north", "advancement into Pyongyang" and "decapitation raid against the DPRK supreme headquarters."
When the DPRK carried out its first H-bomb test to cope with the evermore intensifying nuclear threat of the US, Park raved herself hoarse on sanctions against the DPRK and never even hesitated to shut down the Kaesong industrial zone. As the facts of the current political scandal continue to come to light, there are evidences that show the shutdown of the Kaesong industrial zone was also ordered by the fortune-teller.
It is now obvious to everyone that Park had obediently followed the fortune-teller's orders and behaved rashly to stifle the DPRK with the help of foreign forces. It is clear why she stubbornly refused to admit the root and essence of the nuclear issue despite the DPRK's repeated clear-cut explanations. It is perfectly possible that, with such superstitious mentality, Park cannot see how the DPRK tightened its belt, on what kind of determination it has strengthened its nuclear deterrent and what a strategic position the DPRK holds now.
I stress once again that if it were not for the patience, magnanimity and strong nuclear deterrent of the DPRK, the Korean peninsula would have long ago been engulfed in the nuclear war swirl and the Korean nation would have fallen into a nuclear disaster.
The DPRK invariably maintains the reunification line of national independence, great national unity, guarantee of peace and realizing reunification through federation. Since the announcement of the north-south agreement on the three principles for national reunification and the adoption of the 6.15 Joint Declaration and the 10.4 Declaration, the DPRK's reunification principles and proposals have never changed. The principles and proposals have been consistent regardless of change in situation and in the surrounding structure.
On the contrary, there came different "unification policies" in south Korea with every change of regime.
The caprice was even more frequent during Park Geun Hye's term. At the initial period of office, she fussed about "unification diplomacy" through the so-called "peace and cooperation initiative" and "trustpolitik" But not long after, she overturned all of these into "pressure diplomacy" insisting that "it is not the time for north-south dialogue, but pressure is the only way to settle the issues." These policies are neither based on confidence of success nor any sense of responsibility for the national desire for reunification. These are nothing but mean and foolish policies dictated by the caprice of a fortune-teller.
Recently the south Korean media made public that the "Dresden declaration" that Park had loudly announced in Germany and the mysterious phrase of "unification bonanza" that Park used for the first time were also invented by the superstitious fortune-teller.
In the late 19th century, Queen Myongsong had relied on a superstitious woman Jinryonggun, a spy for Japan, with regards to state affairs but met a tragic end. Today's Park is just following the
Queen's footsteps. Still the Queen is sympathized by the posterity for she was murdered by Japanese invaders. But Park is denounced and cursed by her own compatriots
The candlelight fiercely burning in south Korea are not only manifestation of condemnation and resentment on Park's corruption but also strict punishment on her "unification and security policies" which have put the Korean peninsula deep into the swirls of nuclear war and thus causing a holocaust of the nation.
Dealing with outcast Park would only mean joining in the dance to the song of superstition that only brings shame and dishonor.

If one cares for peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region, he or she should see squarely see the DPRK's strategic position and today's reality. Policies should be designed accordingly.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

FIDEL CASTRO: EXIT OF A REVOLUTIONARY AND LIBERATION ICON

His death was announced on the Cuban national Television on Friday. He died at the age of 90 after several years of illness. Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz was born on Aug. 13, 1926 or 1927 in formerly eastern Cuban province of Oriente, to a plantation owner, Ángel Castro, who was of Spanish origin.
Young people of this generation may not exactly know Fidel Castro or what he represented, but the former Cuban Leader took the whole world by storm becoming at some point a symbol of liberation struggle or revolution everywhere in the world, especially in Africa and Latin America.
To the Cuban people, he was “Saviour” who gave hope to the citizens and provided the much needed social, military and economic protection throughout his reign as Cuban President. To many young people in the world, Castro was revolutionary extra-ordinaries whose fighting ability, speech making and unparalleled communication skills and ideas about statecraft made him an idol, mentor and inspirer to all Revolutionary forces around the world. To the Americans however, Castro was an arch- enemy, a cruel dictator, Protégé of the defunct Communist- Soviet Union and an enemy of the Cuban people who had no little respect for human rights and personal freedoms of his people. He was one leader Americans loved to hate.
Castro made a huge impact on the world stage. His exit leaves a big lesson for humanity particularly for political leaders around the world. He has left behind lessons in courage, adventure, resilience, determination and single- minded pursuit of political causes.
Castro, a trained Lawyer who seized power from the Cuban dictator, Batista after an insurrection from Mexico with his compatriot, Chu Guevera and younger brother, Raul Castro on January 8, 1959, was for about 50 years a pain in the neck of Americans and their successive 11 Presidents all of whom sought to remove him to no avail.
On coming to power in 1959, Castro joined the world communist movement and made Cuba a Latin American outpost of Communism in which status he became a leading ally of the former USSR. His closeness with the Soviets angered US which saw his proximity to the American territory as a threat to national security. This formed the basis for the 1959 invasion of Cuba by America by some frustrated Cuban exiles in America with active support of the American CIA at what became known as the Bay of Pigs operation.
Castro successfully repelled the American onslaught. After consolidating his power, he extended the frontiers of the raging Cold War into Latin America and approved the Soviets’ use of his territory to establish missile bases. The opposition of the US to the Soviet menace heightened tension and drew the humanity close to a Third World War which would have probably seen the massive use of nuclear weapons with all the attendant consequences.
He was mentor to the likes of Hugo Chávez of Venezuela and Sub Commander Marcos of southern Mexico.
In Africa, Cuban troops fought in Angola in the protracted civil war and against South African mercenaries trying to topple the government in Luanda.
But it was not only troops that Cuba exported in support of revolutionary or liberation activities.  Cuba exported medical personnel to many developing countries in the same way her boxing champions became coaches and popularized the sport in many countries of the world.
Cuban doctors were the first to arrived the African continent to help African nations curtail the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
Fidel Castro’s persona including his traditional beards and dress code of military fatigue wear was adopted by many guerrilla/ liberation warriors as much as his fighting techniques.
In 1991 when communism fell in Eastern Europe and the Cold War came to an end, Cuba faced tremendous challenges as aid no longer came from Russia, the successor state to the defunct USSR. Undaunted, Castro maintained his stiff neck approach towards America. It was Raul who eventually restored diplomatic relations with America after 18 months of secret negotiations assisted by Pope Francis, paving way for the state visit in 2016 by President Barack Obama, the first US president to visit Cuba in about 88 years!
When challenged by disease in 2006, Castro handed over to his younger brother, Raul Castro now 85 as President and later retired from public life. He remained relevant behind the scene as his brother governed the island country of 11 million people.
As Cubans mourn their departed leader, they will remember him as the Architect of the modern Cuban society.  His exit should be a clarion call to maintain the tempo of spreading revolutionary ideas and liberation struggles premised on socialist- progressive philosophy.

As we mourn this revolutionary/liberation struggle icon, our resolve to spread progressive ideas across the earth both as a system of governance and as a way of life would never ever ceased.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Kim Jong Un Let Us Further Intensify the Work of the Women’s Union under the Banner of Modelling the Whole Society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism

In this stirring period, when an all-people general offensive is being waged to carry out ahead of schedule the ambitious objectives for building a powerful socialist country advanced at the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea and remarkable successes are being achieved one after another in the 200-day campaign of loyalty, the Sixth Congress of the Democratic Women’s Union of Korea is being held.
Kim Il Sung originated the Juche-oriented women’s movement and created its glorious traditions in the flames of the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle. After the liberation of the country, he founded the women’s union before other working people’s organizations, indicated the road ahead of it in every period and at every stage of the revolution and construction, and wisely led it so that it could creditably perform its role as a transmission belt of and reliable assistant to the Party. He proclaimed the Law on Sex Equality, thus bringing about epoch-making changes in the status of women and training them to be a powerful force capable of turning one of the two wheels of the revolution.
Comrade Kim Jong Il energetically led the work of defending and honouring Comrade Kim Il Sung’s ideas of and exploits in the Juche-oriented women’s movement. He developed the women’s union into a revolutionary and militant organization faithfully supporting the Party’s leadership and, by administering politics of prioritizing and respecting women, led them to make an active contribution to the sacred struggle for achieving the victory of the socialist cause while leading a dignified and happy life.
The women’s union should strive hard for the modelling of the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism under the Party’s leadership, thereby rendering a positive contribution to accomplishing the socialist cause, the revolutionary cause of Juche. This is a noble mission it has assumed for the times and the revolution. It should carry forward the glorious tradition of the Juche-oriented women’s movement to perform its honourable mission and duty with credit.

The general task facing the women’s union is to model itself on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.
The women’s union should constantly intensify the work of establishing the Party’s unified leadership system.
Women’s union organizations should conduct effective ideological education among their members and intensify guidance over their organizational life, with the main stress put on training them into Kimilsungists-Kimjongilists.
Women’s union organizations should intensify the organizational life of their members.
The women’s union should encourage its members to make a tangible contribution to building a powerful socialist country.
Women’s union organizations should ensure that their members are fully equipped with the Party’s idea and line of attaching importance to military affairs, remain alert and ready for action at all times, and become today’s “Namgang village women” in the all-out resistance for defending the socialist country against the imperialists’ aggression.
Women’s union members and other women should fully discharge their heavy responsibilities and role in educating the rising generations to be dependable pillars of Juche Korea.
Women’s union members and other women should play the role of pioneer in establishing socialist way of life and moral discipline throughout society.
Women’s union members and other women should turn their villages and streets into socialist fairyland.
It is important to establish moral discipline among women’s union members and other women.
The women’s union should struggle for the independent reunification of the country and global independence.
The women’s union should form its primary organizations according to the principle of its Rules and in conformity with the specific conditions of relevant units, and direct close concern to the guidance for their improved role, thus making all of them militant bodies strong in organization and discipline.
A well-regulated system of work and strict discipline should be established in the women’s union.
Party guidance over the work of the women’s union should be intensified.The fundamentals of Party guidance over its work are to ensure that its organizations conduct all their work and activities in line with the ideas and intentions of the Party.

It is needed to make the whole Party and society give full play to the trait of respecting and loving women and actively helping the women’s union in its work.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Memorandum of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK


Five years have gone by since the DPRK, after having lost its great leader, engaged itself in an all-out confrontation with the U.S. imperialists to cope with their ever-worsening hostile moves and increasing nuclear threat against it. The people of the DPRK have turned out in the struggle to implement the behests of the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il, overcoming the pain and sorrow of having lost him. The U.S. has employed all kinds of means and methods in vicious moves to check the advance of the DPRK and tried to seize the opportunity to stifle it. However, the anachronistic hostile policy and nuclear threat that the U.S. has enforced with unprecedented  recklessness  against  the  DPRK  have  only  provoked  its  just  and  righteous countermeasure for self-defence and ended up in total and complete failure. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK hereby issues this memorandum to disclose the criminal acts of the U.S. which has pushed the DPRK towards strengthening of its nuclear forces by making ceaseless hostile moves against it after it suffered the greatest loss of the nation. 1.  Heinous  hostile  manoeuvres  against  the  DPRK  aimed  at  political  suffocation  and  system collapse Since the year 2012, soon after the passing away of the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il, the U.S. began to openly pursue the objective to politically stifle the DPRK and overthrow its system by all means. Blatant remarks denying the DPRK's government, system and policy were made by high-level officials of  the  U.S.  and  even  Obama  himself  has  constantly  heaped  malicious  slander  and criticism on the DPRK in his public appearances.
The gravity of hostile manoeuvres of the U.S. against the DPRK lies in the fact that they have grown extremely reckless and dangerous as to target the supreme leadership of our revolution. The Obama administration dared to defame the supreme dignity of the DPRK as an extension of their malicious slander on it. This is the gravest of all sins which will never be forgiven for eternity. This fully reveals the true nature of the policy of "strategic patience" pursued by the Obama administration, which is none other than an aggressive and heinous "strategic suffocation" policy against the DPRK. By this time, the "human rights" racket which the U.S. has long made against the DPRK has grown so reckless as to attempt to put their wild ambition of overthrowing the DPRK's system into practice. The U.S. has gone so far as to breach the basic principles of international laws and ditch its dignity of a superpower by pleading with other countries to join their pressure racket against the DPRK through downgrading or severing ties with it. The U.S. political acts of hostility against the DPRK find graphic accounts in the following record of events; - On March 25, 2012, Obama clamoured about "isolation" of the DPRK while condemning its strengthening of nuclear deterrent. - In June 2012, the U.S. Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues disclosed the provision of funds by the State Department to anti-DPRK media entities. - On August 16, 2012, Obama signed the "North Korea Human Rights Reauthorization Act". -  From March to June 2013,  the  U.S.  State  Department  released  "International  Narcotics Control  Strategy  Report",  "DPRK  Human  Rights  Report",  "International  Religious  Freedom Report" and "Trafficking in Persons Report" to intensify its condemnation against the DPRK on baseless or fabricated data and allegations. - On January 17, 2014, Obama signed the "Appreciation Act" for the 2014 fiscal year which allocated huge amount of funds for anti-DPRK "human rights" racket.
On February 26, 2014, the U.S. Secretary of State Kerry, in a press interview, labelled the DPRK as an "evil place" and said they should "hold it accountable". - On April 15, 2014, the U.S. State Department officially announced its provision of funds to anti-DPRK "human rights" groups. - From April 23 to 26, 2014, during his visit to Japan and south Korea, Obama criticized the DPRK as the "worst violator of human rights". - On September 23, 2014, the U.S. Secretary of State Kerry personally called a "High-Level Meeting  on  North  Korea  Human  Rights"  in  New  York  and  fanned  the  atmosphere  of pressurizing the DPRK. - On November 18, 2014, an anti-DPRK "human rights resolution" was coercively adopted at the meeting of the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly at the instigation of the U.S. - On December 22, 2014, the U.S. pressed for a meeting of United Nations Security Council with the agenda item of the DPRK's "human rights situation". - On January 22, 2015, Obama made malicious remarks about the "collapse" of the DPRK in an interview. - From May 17 to 18, 2015, during his visit to south Korea, the U.S. Secretary of State Kerry provoked the supreme leadership of the DPRK by talking about "reckless disregard for human rights" and "the most egregious examples". - On December 10, 2015, the U.S. has put the "human rights situation" of the DPRK on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council abusing its presidency of the Council. - On February 18, 2016, Obama signed the "North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016" which included psychological warfare and  "human rights"  offensive against  the DPRK to disintegrate it from within. - On July 6, 2016, the U.S. State Department released a report, pursuant to the "North Korea Sanctions  and  Policy  Enhancement  Act  of  2016",  that  made  impudent  remarks  about  the supreme leadership of the DPRK while maliciously condemning the country.
- On September 20, 2016, Obama labelled the DPRK as a "wasteland" in his speech at the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly. - On October 12, 2016, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs made vehement criticism of the supreme leadership of the DPRK. - On October 28, 2016, during his visit to south Korea, the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State condemned the policy of the DPRK government as "reckless and inhumane". The political acts of hostility committed by the U.S. against the DPRK since its great leader passed away was indeed the most vicious, frantic and despicable of all times. 2.  Intensification  of  the  extremely  dangerous  military  hostility  and  nuclear  threat  and blackmail During the last five years the U.S. revealed its intention to deliver a preemptive nuclear strike against the DPRK and intensified its military threats against us at a maximum pace. The U.S. consistently increased the scale and intensity of the aggressive joint military drills which it conducts on annual basis, creating extreme tension on the Korean peninsula and driving the  situation  into  a  brink  of  nuclear  war  and  seriously  endangered  peace  and  security  in  the region. To take an example of the Key Resolve joint military exercise, one of the typical joint military drills of the U.S. and the south Korean puppets, 2 100 U.S. troops participated in the exercise in the year 2012, but the U.S. steadily increased the number of troops to 3 500 in 2013, 5 200 in 2014 and 8 600 in 2015, and in 2016, 27 000 troops participated in the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 16 joint military exercises. Beside the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises, the U.S. conducted over 40 provocative and aggressive military drills under various names on  annual basis including Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercise, Max Thunder joint air force exercise, Double Dragon joint landing exercise and multilateral RIMPAC naval exercise, joint naval strike exercise, joint special force exercise, joint live firing exercise and so on. The total number of troops the U.S. has committed to these exercises reached over 500 000.
Not  only  the  scale  of  these  war  drills  has  increased,  but  also  their  character,  purpose  and contents became more and more provocative and frantic every year. The U.S., obsessed with its ambition to invade the DPRK, has been deploying various kinds of modern military equipment and assets in and around the Korean peninsula and tried to threaten and blackmail it with nuclear weapons. Since the  year  2012,  the  U.S.  has  consistently  conducted  various  kinds  of  military  drills against the DPRK, deploying its naval forces in and around the Korean peninsula including the nuclear  carriers  USS  George  Washington,  USS  Nimitz,  USS  Ronald  Reagan,  USS  John  C. Stennis, the flagship of the U.S. Navy 7th Fleet USS Blue Ridge, nuclear submarines USS Ohio, USS San Francisco, USS Bremerton, USS Columbus, USS Olympia, USS North Carolina, USS Mississippi,  Aegis  cruiser  USS  Shiloh,  Aegis  destroyers  USS  Michael  Murphy,  USS  Kidd, guided missile destroyer USS Spruance and so on. In  addition,  the  U.S.  moved  B-1B,  B-2,  B-52  nuclear  strategic  bombers  from  the  U.S. mainland to Guam and they flew to south Korea several times to conduct drills for landing and dropping  nuclear  bombs  with  the  purpose  of  getting  ready  for  a  surprise  nuclear  pre-emptive strike against the DPRK. Despite severe criticism and condemnation at home and abroad, the U.S. proceeded with the deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defence System (THAAD) to south Korea in full-scale. The U.S. rapidly intensified its military provocations against the DPRK since the year 2012 and here are some of the examples; - From February 27 to April 30, 2012, the U.S. conducted the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises. These exercises were aimed at the mourning period in our country after the passing away of the great leader and conducted in accordance with its all-out war scenario OPLAN 5027 and OPLAN 5029 allegedly aimed to cope with "contingency" in the North. - On June 22, 2012, the U.S. conducted the largest-ever joint live firing exercise together with the south Korean puppet army at the south of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), using the DPRK flag as target.
[6]  -  From  August  20  to  31,  2012,  the  U.S  conducted the Ulji  Freedom  Guardian  exercise  in accordance with its "actual war scenario" against the DPRK. The flagship of the U.S. Navy 7th fleet and over 30 000 troops participated in this exercise. - From March 1 to April 30, 2013, the U.S. conducted the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises.  The  nuclear carrier USS George Washington,  nuclear submarine  and  huge amount of forces and war machines were mobilized for these exercises and during the exercise B-52H nuclear strategic bomber and B-2 stealth bomber flew into the sky above south Korea and dropped dummy munitions and F-22 stealth fighters were deployed to the Osan Air Force base in south Korea. - From August 19 to 30, 2013, the U.S. conducted the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercise.  Over  30  000  U.S.  troops  participated  in  this  exercise  and  during  the  exercise  B-52 nuclear strategic bombers flew into the sky above south Korea several times. - On February 5, 2014, B-52 nuclear strategic bomber flew into the sky above the west sea of the Korean peninsula and carried out drills for air strike. - From February 24 to April 18, 2014, the U.S. conducted the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises. The purpose of these exercises were to take control of the DPRK nuclear facilities  and  to  occupy  Pyongyang.  The  U.S.  applied  the  "Protocol  for  US-ROK  combined forces  to  respond  to  localized  provocations  by  North  Korea"  and  the  "Tailored  Deterrent Strategy" to these exercises. - On August 6, 2014, three B-2 nuclear strategic bombers moved from the U.S. mainland to Anderson Air Force base in Guam. - From August 18 to 29, 2014, the U.S. conducted the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercise. Over 30 000 U.S. troops participated in this exercise and they carried out a drill for a surprise  pre-emptive  strike  against  the  DPRK  in  accordance  with  the  "Tailored  Deterrent Strategy". - From March 2 to April 24, 2015, the U.S. conducted the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises aimed at "removing the DPRK headquarters" and "occupying Pyongyang".
 [7]  - On January 10, 2016, a B-52 nuclear strategic bomber took off from the Air Force base in Guam and flew into the sky above the Military Demarcation Line. - From March 7 to April 30, 2016, the U.S. conducted the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 16 joint  military  exercises  and  disclosed  its  plan  for  "decapitation  operation"  and  "high-density strike". - On  April 26,  2016, Obama, in  an interview, said "We don't want  them getting  close. We could, obviously, destroy North Korea with our arsenals." -  On  June  17,  2016,  a  B-52  bomber  fleet  exercised  dropping  of  nuclear  bombs  in  the  sky above south Korea. - On July 8, 2016, the U.S. announced together with the south Korean puppets their agreement to deploy THAAD in south Korea. - On August 6, 2016, for the first time in ten years, the U.S. stationed several B-1B nuclear bombers in Guam and three additional B-2 nuclear strategic bombers on August 9. - Around August 23, 2016, B-1B, B-52, B-2 nuclear strategic bombers took off at the same time from Guam and flew to the Korean peninsula. - On September 13, 2016, two B-1B U.S. nuclear strategic bombers flew into the sky above south Korea and again on the 21st, and this time, one of them landed at the Osan Air Force base in south Korea. As one can see through the above-mentioned facts, the reckless and dangerous provocations of the U.S. to seek military invasion and collapse of the DPRK were highly intensified and reached an extreme phase. 3. Inhumane sanctions aimed at economic suffocation The manoeuvres  of  the  U.S.  to  impose  sanctions  on  the  DPRK  are  ages  old  and  their viciousness is also widely known to the world. However, what the U.S. did in the last five years was indeed unprecedented in its pace and intensity. The U.S regarded economic sanctions as the main tool for implementing its hostile policy against the DPRK and employed every heinous and vicious means to suffocate the DPRK.
 [8]  The U.S. made an issue of the DPRK's legitimate right to peaceful development of outer space and  its  build-up  of  self-defensive  nuclear  deterrence  and  made  frantic  attempts  to  fabricate heinous "sanctions resolutions" by usurping the United Nations Security Council. All the "sanctions resolutions" fabricated at the UNSC by the U.S. and its followers against the DPRK pursue heinous goal to deprive the DPRK of its right to existence, subsistence and development by blocking the regular  economic  activities of the DPRK through all  despicable means and methods. Through the so-called UN "sanctions resolutions", the U.S. seeks to prevent the DPRK from its routine financial transactions with other countries; put all the channels linked to the DPRK under tight control; force the inspection of any vessel sailing to and from the DPRK and prohibit entry of such vessel into ports of other countries; have other countries deny permission to any aircraft of the DPRK to take off from, land in and overfly their territory. The U.S. went so far as to devise a provision for the "ban on export and import of luxury goods" and prevented import of sport apparatus which has nothing to do with development of arms and even included daily necessities and children's toys in the list of "banned goods". Pursuant to the anti-DPRK "sanctions resolutions" it has forged, the U.S. is running amuck to impose unilateral sanctions while forcing other countries to get on board. The following are the facts and figures about the abhorrent anti-DPRK sanctions maneuvers made by the U.S. for the last five years; - On June 18, 2012, Obama declared the extension of state emergency and economic sanctions targeting the DPRK pursuant to the "International Emergency Economic Powers Act". On January 22, 2013, the U.S. made an issue of the DPRK's peaceful satellite launch and instigated the  UNSC to  adopt the  "sanctions resolution  2087". On January 24,  the  U.S. State Department  and  the  Treasury  Department  announced  unilateral  sanctions  on  the  basis  of  the "resolution". -  On  March  7,  2013,  the  U.S.  pushed  the  UNSC  to  adopt the  "sanctions  resolution  2094", while making an issue of the DPRK's third nuclear test which was a righteous measure for self-defence. The Treasury Department declared unilateral sanctions, pursuant to the "resolution".
[9]  - In September 2013 and November 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a warning to all  the  U.S.  financial  institutions  urging  them  to  maintain  the  financial  sanctions  against  the DPRK at the highest level. - From April 23 to 26, 2014 during his visit to Japan and south Korea, Obama talked about tougher "sanctions" and "pressure" against the DPRK. - On January 2, 2015, Obama issued an executive order to impose sanctions on the DPRK as regards  the  alleged  hacking  into  Sony  Pictures  Entertainment  and,  pursuant  to  the  order,  the Treasury Department enforced the sanctions. -  In  July,  September,  November  and  December  2015,  the  U.S.  State  Department  and  the Treasury  Department  designated  the  DPRK's  individuals  and  entities  to  be  subject  to  the additional sanctions. - On February 18, 2016, Obama signed the "North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016", a law on comprehensive sanctions and pressure targeting the DPRK. - On March 2, 2016, the U.S. instigated the UNSC to adopt the "sanctions resolution 2270" by taking  issue  with  the  DPRK's  H-bomb  test  and  peaceful  satellite  launch.  The  U.S.  State Department and the Treasury Department enforced sanctions pursuant to the "resolution" as well as unilateral sanctions. - On March 16, 2016, Obama issued an executive order to impose sanctions on the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and the government of the DPRK. The Treasury Department designated the DPRK's individuals, entities and vessels to be subject to the unilateral sanctions. - On June 1, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department designated the DPRK as a "jurisdiction of primary money laundering concern". - On July 6, 2016, the U.S. State Department bitterly condemned the DPRK in its report issued pursuant to  the  "North  Korea  Sanctions  and  Policy Enhancement  Act  of 2016",  and  the  U.S. Treasury Department announced unilateral sanctions as a follow-up. - On November 4, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a final rule under section 311 of the "Patriot Act" to further restrict the DPRK's access to the U.S. financial system.
 [10] The ongoing economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. are indeed the toughest of all times and they are vicious hostile acts seeking to suffocate the DPRK's overall economy, undermine the people's livelihood and ultimately isolate and stifle the DPRK. As shown by the facts above, during the last five years the U.S. has designated the DPRK as the primary target for attack and regime change in the implementation of their aggressive Asia-Pacific  domination  strategy  and  steadily  and  systematically  intensified  political,  military  and economic pressure on it. The desperate hostile policy of the U.S toward the DPRK gave  rise  to  the  self-defensive measures from the latter. In response to the U.S. hostile acts of having wantonly violated the DPRK's legitimate right to peaceful satellite launch and fabricated another "sanctions resolution" by instigating the UNSC, the  DPRK  conducted  the  third  nuclear  test  on  February12,  2013  as  part  of  practical countermeasures to safeguard the country's security and sovereignty. The H-bomb test conducted for the first time by the DPRK in January 2016 was also a self-defensive measure to firmly protect the country's sovereignty and the nation's right to existence and guarantee peace on the Korean peninsula and the regional security from the frantic attempts of the U.S. to put in place the harshest-ever political isolation, economic blockade and military pressure and even impose nuclear holocaust on the DPRK. Deeply unnerved by the DPRK's strengthened nuclear forces, the U.S. sought reckless military provocations, even touting about the "decapitation operation" and "high density strike". To cope with  these  nefarious  provocations  of  the  U.S.,  the  DPRK  demonstrated  mighty  nuclear  strike capabilities  of  Juche  Korea  through  the  disclosure  of  a  miniaturized  nuclear  warhead  and successful test fire of submarine launched ballistic missiles and surface to surface medium and long range strategic rocket "Hwasong-10". On September 9, 2016, the DPRK has made a successful nuclear warhead detonation as part of its substantive countermeasures against the threats and sanctions by the U.S. and other hostile forces who severely criticized the DPRK's exercise of right to self-defence and doggedly denied its strategic position.

 [11]  All the facts above clearly substantiate the truth that the root cause of escalated tension on the Korean peninsula lies with the U.S. hostile policy and nuclear threats against the DPRK, not the latter's nuclear and missile tests. The DPRK has chosen the road of possessing nuclear weapons as a self-defensive measure to safeguard its state and system from the constant nuclear threat of the U.S. We are strengthening our  nuclear  forces  both  in  quality  and  quantity,  holding  fast  to  the  line  of  simultaneously developing the national economy and nuclear forces as our strategic line. The U.S. should face up to the new strategic position of the DPRK and take actual measures to show that they are willing to scrap its anachronistic hostile policy and nuclear threat against the DPRK. This and only this will be the first base of resolving all the issues.