Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Kim Jong Un Enjoys Performance Given by State Merited Chorus

    Pyongyang, February 25 (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 National Defence Commission of the DPRK, together with service personnel, enjoyed performance "Korea does what it is determined to do" given by the State Merited Chorus.   

 Kim Jong Un warmly waved to the enthusiastic cheers of the audience.

    The performance began with orchestral music and male chorus "Song of the Korean People's Army".

    Put on the stage were male chorus "The Glorious Motherland", "The General Will Live Forever as the Sun" and "Leader, Just Give Us Your Order", male duet and male chorus "Korea Does What It Is Determined to Do", male chorus " Peace Is Guaranteed by Our Arms", "We Will Defend Marshal Kim Jong Un with Our Lives" and other numbers.
  The performers sang high praises of boundless reverence for the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, who built up the strong national power of Songun Korea, and matchless courage and grit and outstanding leadership art of Kim Jong Un, who is steering the all-out action of all service personnel and people to protect the sovereignty of the country.
  Kim Jong Un extended thanks to the artistes of the State Merited Chorus, expressing his great satisfaction over the splendid performance they staged reflecting the distinct revolutionary character and true nature of the KPA and the will of Songun Korea.
  He said that the performance of the chorus makes everybody feel refreshed and reminds one of the volley firing by multiple rocket launch system, adding that it once again reinforced the belief that one should carry on the revolution, tightly holding arms.
   He highly praised the chorus for representing "Song of the Korean People's Army" in such a manner that it sounds cheerful, dynamic and optimistic full of the militant stamina of the revolutionary army.
   He expressed his expectation and conviction that the creators and artistes of the State Merited Chorus would inspire the service personnel and people to wage a dynamic struggle for a final victory in the future, too through its revolutionary and militant performing activities.
  Among the audience were Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyok Sik, Kim Yong Chun, Kim Jong Gak, Ri Yong Gil, Son Chol Ju, Ryom Chol Song, Jo Kyong Chol, Yun Tong Hyon, Kim Yong Chol, Pak Jong Chon, Yun Tong Hui, Kim Thaek Gu, Pak Tong Hak, Rim Kwang Il, Choe Pu Il, O Il Jong, Kim Kyong Ok, Ri Jae Il, Ra Chong Il and Hong Yong Chil. -0-

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Jong Un Inspects Artillery Firing Drill of KPA

    Pyongyang, February 25 (KCNA) -- The dear respected Marshal 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, issued an order to conduct an artillery firing drill in order to examine the capability of artillery units to fight an actual war and guided it on the spot.
    He learned about the training program and the deployment of firepower units from the commander of the exercise before ordering its start.
    At that moment, an endless barrage of shells were fired by artillery pieces on the "enemy's positions," their roar rocking heaven and earth, and all of them were enveloped in flames.
    Feasting his eyes at the "enemy positions" in flames, he was satisfied with the shells accurately hitting the targets.
    He noted that if the drill leads to an actual battle, the enemies will be hit so hard by the retaliatory strikes of the infuriated powerful revolutionary army of Mt. Paektu that they would not be able to raise their heads again.
    He highly praised the artillerymen for their successful drill.
    He said that he was examining the preparedness of units for an actual battle after issuing an order all of a sudden, adding that the drill once again convinced him that all the officers and men of the army are waiting for an order of the supreme commander for a final attack, keeping themselves in maximum alert.
    He set forth important tasks to be carried out by the army to make thorough preparations to go into action.
    He also clarified in detail issues of further modernizing the artillery force to cope with the escalating reckless maneuvers of the enemies for a war of aggression.
    He emphasized that the artillerymen should always be ready to open fire to hit the targets anytime an order is issued and deal merciless blows at the enemies when they preempt firing.
    He saw the military hardware newly developed by the army.
    He had a photo session with the service personnel of the units.
    He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyok Sik, Kim Yong Chun, Ri Yong Gil, Son Chol Ju, Ryom Chol Song, Jo Kyong Chol, Yun Tong Hyon, Kim Yong Chol, Pak Jong Chon, Yun Tong Hui, Kim Thaek Gu, Pak Tong Hak, Rim Kwang Il, Choe Pu Il, O Il Jong, Kim Kyong Ok, Ri Jae Il, Ra Chong Il and Hong Yong Chil. -0-

 

Monday, February 25, 2013


Kim Jong Un Inspects KPA Unit

    Pyongyang, February 20 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un inspected KPA Unit 323 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment.
    He was greeted on the spot by General Ri Pyong Chol, commander of the KPA's Air and Anti-Air Force, and commanding officers of the unit.
    After giving a pair of binoculars and an automatic rifle to the company directly belonging to the unit and a pair of binoculars, an automatic rifle and a machine gun to the 3rd company of its first battalion as gifts, Kim Jong Un had a photo taken with officers of the command and soldiers of the companies.
    Conducted by commanding officers, he looked round the rooms devoted to the education in the revolutionary history and the unit's history.
    He said he wished to meet the soldiers so much loved by leader Kim Jong Il, adding he was able to spare time to visit them at last. "I'm very pleased to meet you and feel recovered from fatigue," he noted.
    He also said he attaches greatest importance to this unit which President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il considered as important.
    He reposed deep trust in it, saying that it should further step up its preparations for battles, well aware of the intention of the Supreme Commander, and play its big role in the showdown with the enemies.
    Looking round the soldiers' hall and library, he was satisfied to learn that the unit was conducting fresh political and ideological education appropriate to the characteristic features of the soldiers by displaying lots of various data and building facilities for ideological and cultural education.
    He went round a combined processing facility.
    He was pleased that the unit was striving hard to improve the soldiers' diet with various kinds of processing equipment.
    He made the rounds of military lecture rooms and a gymnasium to learn about the unit's training.
    He inspected the 4th battalion under the unit.
    He gave a pair of binoculars, an automatic rifle and a machine gun to the 5th company of the battalion as gifts and had a photo session with the battalion soldiers.
    He looked round the education room, barracks and wash-cum-bathroom of the company to take warm care of their living.
    He went round the lecture room of O Jung Hup Political University to acquaint himself with its operation and indicated concrete orientation and ways for its improvement.
    Then he dropped in at the mess hall. There he watched a program for observing the "Day for soldiers" and was pleased to know that commanding officers and their families were doing all their sincerity for soldiers. Seeing a variety of foodstuffs on the kitchen table, he learned in detail about the supply and consumption of non-staple food.
    He guided the soldiers' training in a combined drill ground and looked round the unit's combat and technical equipment.
    He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Yong Chun, Hwang Pyong So, Ra Chong Il, Hong Yong Chol and Pak Jong Chon. -0-

 

 

Kim Jong Un Guides Tactical Exercise for Attack

    Pyongyang, February 21 (KCNA) -- Marshal Kim Jong Un, supreme commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA), guided a tactical exercise for attack combined with living shell firing by a sub-unit under KPA large combined unit 526.
    He was greeted on the spot by commanding officers of the large combined unit.
    He mounted the observation deck to be briefed on the exercise program by its commanding officer.
    He issued an order to start the exercise.
    When a signal flares up, various types of artillery pieces opened fire all at once with the bugle sound.
    Signals flared up from all trenches of the "enemy" on mountain ridges after they were occupied at a breath and hurrahs were heard from soldiers.
    He highly appreciated the successful exercise.
    He said the exercise proved that the KPA is raising a hot wind of training after ideologically accepting the spirit of the recent enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the WPK.
    He set forth important tasks to be carried out to get the KPA ready for combat as required by the prevailing situation.
    He noted that it is necessary to continue directing big efforts to strengthening the KPA in order to accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche, Songun revolutionary cause started in the forest of Mt. Paektu generation after generation.
    He called for preparing all service personnel as stalwart fighters possessed of Kim Il Sung's and Kim Jong Il's strategy and tactics, bold offensive methods and perfect capability to fight an actual war.
    It is important for defeating the enemies to steadily round off the study of the Korean style combat methods suited to a modern war and promptly wipe them out, not giving them a breathing spell, once a war breaks out, he said.
    He underlined the need for the soldiers to always keep themselves highly alerted and step up combat preparations, aware at all times that they should be ready to fight against the enemies any time.
    The service personnel are fully determined to return fire for fire and mercilessly annihilate the aggressors once they intrude into the territory of the DPRK even an inch, said Kim Jong Un, calling on them to deal merciless, just retaliatory blows at the enemies if they perpetrate a provocation.
    He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyok Sik, Ri Yong Gil, Son Chol Ju, Ryom Chol Song, Yun Tong Hyon, Pang Kwan Bok, Yun Tong Hui, Hwang Pyong So and Hong Yong Chil. -0-

 

 

Kim Jong Un Visits Construction Site of Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum

    Pyongyang, February 21 (KCNA) -- Marshal Kim Jong Un, supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, went round the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum now under construction by service personnel.
    He was greeted on the spot by commanding officers of the KPA unit involved in the construction.
    He visited the museum in July last year and initiated the reconstruction of this edifice, which is of important significance in carrying forward the fighting spirit displayed by the former generation, as required by the Songun era. He chose its site and instructed the KPA to undertake the project.
    He was informed in detail of the progress made in the construction by commanding officers of the unit.
    Watching the gatepost of the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Memorial Tower under construction, he underscored the need to construct it well.
    Examining the design for greening the education ground, he said that it would look nice when completed.
    He praised the soldier-builders for the work done by them, noting that they removed frozen earth and pavement of thousands of square meters under hard conditions in winter and completed the project for creating a turf area in a short span of time.
    He underscored the need to arrange environment such as planting trees in good season and properly establish irrigation and drainage systems.
    Seeing the design for the out-door weaponry exhibition, he set forth tasks to be fulfilled to construct the new exhibition.
    Commanding a bird's eye-view of the construction site, he repeatedly expressed satisfaction. He said the museum is located in a very good place and its design is done well.
    Watching the statue "Victory", the main theme of the tower for a long while, he said the longer one watches it, the more splendid it looks and asked about the creator of the statue.
    After learning about the production of stone needed for construction and stonework, Kim Jong Un specified ways for doing it well.
    While looking round the construction site of a dock which will host the U.S. imperialist spy ship "Pueblo" captured by the navy of the Korean People's Army after intruding the territorial waters of the DPRK, he clarified issues arising in its construction.
    He went round the main building of the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum.
    In the main lobby that will host the statue of Generalissimo Kim Il Sung, he examined the design for the main building and appreciated its good design.
    Looking round the hall on the second floor and a round exhibition hall, he underlined the need to build them well in line with the appearance and nature of the museum.
    He said the museum serves as a base for anti-U.S. education as it equips service personnel, working people and youth and students with the Juche idea, the anti-imperialist revolutionary idea, outstanding commanding art, and military strategic tactics and war methods of President Kim Il Sung.
    He called for winding up the construction of the museum before the 60th anniversary of the victorious Fatherland Liberation War so as to glorify for all ages the immortal exploits performed by Kim Il Sung for the victory of the war and the spirit of devotedly safeguarding the leader and defending the country displayed by the army and people in the 1950s.
    He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, director of the KPA General Political Bureau.
 
 

Kim Jong Un Guides Military Exercise

    Pyongyang, February 22 (KCNA) -- Marshal Kim Jong Un, supreme commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA), guided a flight exercise and a paratrooping drill of the Air and Anti-Air Force and Large Combined Unit 630 of the KPA.
    He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyok Sik, Kim Yong Chun, Ri Yong Gil, Son Chol Ju, Jo Kyong Chol, Yun Tong Hyon, Ri Pyong Chol, Choe Kyong Song, Rim Kwang Il, Kang Ki Sop, Son Chong Nam, Ro Hung Se, Yun Jong Rin, Choe Pu Il, Hwang Pyong So, Ra Chong Il and Hong Yong Chil.
    He gave an order to stage the exercise to the KPA's Air and Anti-Air Force and Large Combined Unit 630 to inspect their combat readiness.
    He mounted an observation deck where he was briefed on the program of the exercise by its commanding officer and learned in detail about the preparedness and the influence of the bad weather on the exercise.
    Under the circumstances created by Kim Jong Un, pilots promptly and accurately conducted the taking off and landing drills by using a motorway as an airfield.
    Then followed a paratrooping drill.
    Despite strong wind, paratroopers landed on the fixed points by applying the combat methods and actions they cultivated in their day-to-day trainings.
    Kim Jong Un said their drills were carried out very well, adding that the pilots and the paratroopers successfully performed difficult missions despite very adverse weather conditions. This was the result of their good day-to-day trainings, he stressed.
    "Battles are not fought depending on weather conditions and an engagement with the enemy takes place under the worst conditions", he noted.
    He said that in order for soldiers to creditably discharge their missions any time and under any circumstances and conditions, they should conduct drills under the simulated conditions of an actual battle with high ideological awareness.
    Underlining the need for the KPA to embody the spirit of the Enlarged Meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea in the military and political work, he called on all KPA units to raise the hot wind of training just as the anti-Japanese guerrillas did in Mt. Paektu.
    The drills conducted by them this time show that it is necessary to put exercises on a scientific basis as required by a modern war, he noted, specifying ways to do so.
    "As I emphasized while watching the exercise of KPA's Large Combined Unit 526, it is necessary to steadily study and round off the Korean style combat methods suited to the modern war and modernize the weaponry in order to defeat the enemy", he said.
    He called on the KPA service personnel to put spurs to making preparations for going into action, keeping themselves at maximum alert at all times.
    "Once the enemies make a provocation, you should give full play to the inexhaustible combat capability to deal deadly blows at them, giving them no time to come to their senses, and blow up their strongholds of aggression," he stressed.
    Kim Jong Un invited the service personnel who took part in the drills to Pyongyang that evening to have a photo taken with them. -0-

 

 

 

Thursday, February 21, 2013


STATUES OF KIM IL SUNG, KIM JONG IL ERECTED AT MANGYONGDAE REVOLUTIONARY SCHOOL
    Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- Statues of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were erected at Mangyongdae Revolutionary School on the occasion of the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il (the Day of the Shining Star).
    An unveiling ceremony was held with splendor on Saturday.
    The dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un was present at the ceremony.
    Also present there were Choe Yong Rim, Choe Ryong Hae, Jang Song Thaek, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyok Sik, Kim Kyong Hui, Kim Ki Nam, Kim Yong Chun, Ri Yong Mu, O Kuk Ryol, Hyon Chol Hae, Kim Jong Gak, and officials of the party and armed forces organs, staff members and students of the school and its graduates, officials of units and military academies at all levels, service personnel of the KPA, military family members and officials and employees of the units who contributed to the erection of the statues and Pyongyangites.
    Choe Yong Rim, Choe Ryong Hae, Jang Song Thaek and others unveiled the statues.
    Laid before them was a floral basket bearing the august name of Marshal Kim Jong Un.
    Laid there then were a floral basket in the joint name of the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea and the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and a floral basket in the name of the school.
    Floral baskets were also placed in the name of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, the General Staff of the KPA, the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces and units and sub-units of the KPA at all levels and military academies.
    All the participants paid tribute to the Generalissimos in humblest reverence.
    KPA Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, made a speech there.
    He went on:
    Kim Jong Il deemed it as an important work for giving steady continuity to the bloodline of revolution to educate the children of revolutionary martyrs from the first day of his revolutionary leadership and paid deep attention to the work of the school in the grim days of leading to victory the confrontation with the U.S. and the struggle for defending socialism under the uplifted banner of Songun.
    It was the unanimous desire of all teachers and pupils of the school and service personnel of the KPA to erect the statue of Kim Jong Il at the school where people erected Kim Il Sung's statue for the first time in Korea at the initiative of anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk who took into consideration the ardent desire of the schoolers to see Kim Il Sung every day.
    The ardent desire of the teachers and pupils and all service personnel has become a brilliant reality thanks to the intense loyalty and meticulous guidance of Marshal Kim Jong Un.
    Rosy is the future of the children of revolutionary martyrs, the speaker said, calling for waging a dynamic struggle to reunify the country and accomplish the Juche-based revolutionary cause of Songun under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, the banner of eternal victory of the great Paektusan nation, as befitting the descendants of Generalissimo Kim Il Sung and the soldiers and disciples of Generalissimo Kim Jong Il.
    Kim Jong Un warmly acknowledged the cheers of all the participants.



Wednesday, February 13, 2013


NIGERIA NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON THE STUDY OF JUCHE IDEA CONDEMS THE KILLINGS OF THREE DPR OF KOREA DOCTORS

 

The Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea described the killing of three DPR of Korean doctors serving in Yobe State, North East corner of Nigeria as callous, unwarranted and a dastardly act. The association describe these unknown killers as cowards who are blood thirsty and those bent of retarding Nigeria's growth. The Association urged government to fish-out these blood thirsty cowards who go after defenceless individuals as well as those offering humanitarian services to Nigerians. The Association express its condolences to H.E The Ambassador of the DPR of Korea in Nigeria, Jon Hak Se, The families of the deceased and the good people of DPR of Korea.

During a national seminar held at the Nasarawa State University Keffi to commemorate the birthday of The Generalissimo, H.E. Kim Jong Il on Tuesday February 12, a minute silence was observe for the reposed of the souls of the departed.

DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Blasts U.S. Double Standards over Satellite Launch Issue

    Pyongyang, February 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA Saturday as regards the fact that U.S. revealed the double standards and brigandish nature by denying the DPRK the right to launch satellite for peaceful purposes:
    The U.S., which masterminded the UN Security Council's "resolution" against the DPRK's launch of satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2, supported and defended south Korea's launch of satellite Naro, drawing worldwide censure and derision.
    A spokesman for the U.S. State Department made sophism that south Korea has carried out space launch program in a responsible manner and clarified that it is not for military purposes, adding that south Korea's approach is, therefore, quite different from north Korea's.
    The U.S. denied the DPRK's right to launch satellite for no justifiable reason but blindly connived at the satellite launch by its stooge south Korea. This is the height of double standards and impudence.
    The successful launch of Kwangmyongsong 3-2 by the DPRK was the exercise of the legitimate right of a sovereignty state consistent with universally recognized international law. Even professional institutions in the U.S., to say nothing of the international community, admitted that the DPRK's satellite goes around its orbit.
    This being a hard fact, the U.S. perpetrated the highhanded hostile act of deliberately negating the DPRK's independent and legitimate right to satellite launch. This goes to prove that from the outset it intended to use the satellite launch as a new occasion of stifling the DPRK.
    The U.S. was wrong in seeking the adoption of UNSC "resolutions" which it cites whenever an opportunity presents itself to use as a pretext for denying the DPRK's right to satellite launch. It forced the UNSC to enforce the hostile policy in a bid to block the DPRK's scientific research into space and its economic development, trampling upon the universally accepted international law reflecting the general will of the international community in violation of the fundamental principles of the UN Charter which calls for respecting each country's sovereignty and ensuring impartiality.
    Last year when it left no means untried to stifle the DPRK the U.S. allowed the south Korean puppets to drastically extend the range of missiles in violation of the missile non-proliferation regime cooked up by itself, straining the regional situation.
    Still overlooked is the brigandish logic that its stooges are allowed to do whatever they like and those countries hostile to it are not allowed to do anything and the law governing existence based on jungle law prevails. It is the situation of the present world.
    The American way of thinking, American standard may work on other countries but never on the DPRK.
    The army and people of the DPRK have launched an all-out struggle to defend the dignity and sovereignty of the country.
    The U.S. brazen-faced double standards and highhanded hostile act are bound to face the DPRK's toughest retaliation.
 
Enlarged Meeting of Central Military Commission of WPK Held
under Guidance of Kim Jong Un
    Pyongyang, February 3 (KCNA) -- An enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea was held under the guidance of Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the WPK, chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army.
    Present there were members of the WPK Central Military Commission, staff members of the KPA Supreme Command and commanding officers of the large combined units including the navy, air force and anti-air force and strategic rocket force.
    The enlarged meeting of the WPK Central Military Commission discussed the issue of bringing about a great turn in bolstering up the military capability, true to the Songun revolutionary leadership of the WPK, and an organizational issue.
    Kim Jong Un made an important concluding speech which serves as guidelines for further strengthening the KPA into the invincible revolutionary Paektusan army and defending the security and sovereignty of the country as required by the WPK and the developing revolution.
    After listening to the historic speech made by Kim Jong Un with great excitement, the participants in the meeting extended highest glory and deepest thanks to Kim Jong Un, who is ushering in the greatest heyday of increasing the military capability with his extraordinary wisdom and stratagem, matchless grit and pluck and noble virtues and evinced their firm determination to unconditionally and thoroughly implement the militant tasks set forth by him in his speech.
    The enlarged meeting of the WPK Central Military Commission held at an important time when a turning phase is being opened in building a thriving socialist nation and achieving the cause of national reunification will mark an important occasion in powerfully encouraging the army and people of the DPRK all out in the general advance of the new year full of conviction of certain victory and optimism and bolstering up the defence capability of the country in every way. -0-
KCNA Report on Successful 3rd Underground Nuclear Test
    Pyongyang, February 12 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency released the following report on Tuesday:
    The scientific field for national defence of the DPRK succeeded in the third underground nuclear test at the site for underground nuclear test in the northern part of the DPRK on Tuesday.
    The test was carried out as part of practical measures of counteraction to defend the country's security and sovereignty in the face of the ferocious hostile act of the U.S. which wantonly violated the DPRK's legitimate right to launch satellite for peaceful purposes.
    The test was conducted in a safe and perfect way on a high level with the use of a smaller and light A-bomb unlike the previous ones, yet with great explosive power. It was confirmed that the test did not give any adverse effect to the surrounding ecological environment.
    The specific features of the function and explosive power of the A-bomb and all other measurements fully tallied with the values of the design, physically demonstrating the good performance of the DPRK's nuclear deterrence that has become diversified.
    The nuclear test will greatly encourage the army and people of the DPRK in their efforts to build a thriving nation with the same spirit and mettle as displayed in conquering space, and offer an important occasion in ensuring peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the region.
 
Kim Jong Il Published Many Works on Original Songun Revolutionary Theory
    Pyongyang, Janaury 28 (KCNA) -- Ten years have passed since leader Kim Jong Il published the work "The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution".
    The work, published on Jan. 29, Juche 92 (2003), comprehensively systematizes and reflects the idea and theory of the Songun revolutionary leadership, the Songun politics based on the analysis of achievements and precious experience made in the revolution and construction under the leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea.
    In the middle of the 1990s when the Korean revolution faced a rigorous hardship Kim Jong Il enforced the Songun politics in all fields and published many works, clearly indicating the way of victory in accomplishing the Songun revolutionary cause.
    The work "Let Us Thoroughly Implement the Line of Economic Construction in the Era of Songun Laid Down by the Party" indicates the line of giving priority to developing defence industry and simultaneously developing light industry and agriculture as required by the Songun era.
    Some works reflect the steadfast will of the party to build a thriving socialist nation full of confidence of certain victory under the banner of the Juche idea, the Songun idea, the traits and work style to be displayed by the leading officials of the revolution, the party's idea of giving importance to the youth, the mission and duty of working people's organizations and the issue of bringing into full bloom the Songun culture created by the People's Army in whole society.
    "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea Is a Socialist State of Juche with Invincible Might" clarifies the popular and independent character of the DPRK, which embodies the Juche idea in the building and activities of the state, and the idea and theories of firmly adhering to the Juche-oriented principle, the principle of national independence in the revolution and construction under the uplifted banner of Songun.
 
Kim Jong Un Delivers Address at the Fourth Conference of Cell Secretaries of the Workers' Party of Korea
    Pyongyang, January 30 (KCNA) -- The dear respected Kim Jong Un delivered an address at the Fourth Conference of Cell Secretaries of the Workers' Party of Korea. The following is its full text:
    I think that the report to the Conference and speeches have properly reviewed the achievements, experiences and shortcomings in the work of Party cells of the past and I would like to refer to some problems arising in enhancing the functions and role of Party cells drastically in line with the requirements of our Party and the developing revolution.
    Comrades,
    At present our revolution has entered a new turning phase.
    Our Party, army and people have been united more closely under the immortal flags bearing the beaming images of President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Il and are advancing straight along the road of independence, the road of Songun and the road of socialism true to their instructions.
    We have firmly had in our hands the powerful assets and the key with which to win a greater victory by having steadily defended the precious revolutionary legacies the General bequeathed to us and adding brilliance to them despite trying ordeals and hardships.
    In particular, the successful launch of artificial earth satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2 last year was a historic event that demonstrated the inexhaustible power of the powerful Paektusan nation to the whole world and a mega event that dealt a crushing blow to hostile forces trying viciously to stifle our Republic.
    Now we have taken the initiative more firmly in the face-off with the imperialists and it is a matter of time to bring about a turn in the building of an economic giant and the standard of the people's living.
    We should effect a radical turn in the economic construction and the people's livelihoods in the spirit and mettle displayed in conquering outer space and fly the red flag of victory on the peak of a thriving socialist country.
    To step up the building of a thriving country, we should further strengthen the Party, the general staff and guiding force of the revolution, organizationally and ideologically, rally all the people around it closely and mobilize them effectively to carry out its policies.
    It is the nature and the traditional revolutionary mode of the great party of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il that the entire Party is bound together with a single ideology and purpose and the Party and people are pushing the revolution and construction in a harmonious whole.
    The President and the General developed our Party into an invincible party in which the monolithic ideological system and the monolithic leadership system have been established firmly and which has taken root deep among the people and set up a prosperous and strong socialist country by relying on the revolutionary enthusiasm and creative strength of the people united rock-hard around the Party.
    The red flag of our Party in which only victory and glory have been etched and the socialist gains achieved on this land are associated with the proud history of single-hearted unity in which the leader believed in the Party members and people and the Party members and people trusted him absolutely and supported him with loyalty.
    We should take the undying exploits performed by the President and the General in Party building as an eternal treasure so as to further develop our Party into a powerful, militant general staff that is knitted closely together in a single ideology and purpose and takes root deep among the people and surely build the strongest country, the people's paradise the world looks up to, on this land on the strength of the Party-people harmonious whole.
    The position and role of Party cells are very important in strengthening our Party further and speeding up the building of a thriving country in line with the requirements of a new era of the Juche-based revolution.
    Party cell is a base of the Party life for the Party members, the Party's end nerve stretched out into the masses of the people and a scouting group in carrying out the Party's policies.
    When Party cells are strong the Party will never shake in any adversity and there will be nothing we are afraid of or we can not do.
    As the consolidation of Party cells is the first step and the essential thing for strengthening the whole Party, the Party Central Committee has convened the Conference of Cell Secretaries as the first meeting for improving Party work since the Fourth Conference of the Workers' Party of Korea and regards this Conference as important as a Party congress and conference.
    In order to make the Fourth Conference of Cell Secretaries of the Workers' Party of Korea a turning point in enhancing the Party's militant might in every way and stepping up the building of a thriving country, the participants in the Conference and the cell secretaries of the whole Party should understand the Party's intention clearly and improve the work of Party cells radically.
    The most important task facing Party cells at present is to prepare the Party members as genuine Kimilsungists-Kimjongilists and true comrades and comrades-in-arms of our Party.
    Preparing all the Party members as genuine Kimilsungists-Kimjongilists is a prerequisite and decisive guarantee for developing ours into the eternal party of the President and the General and winning the final victory in the building of a thriving country and the Juche-based revolution.
    Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist means the soldier and follower loyal to the President and the General, who takes Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism as his firm faith and devotes his all to victory in the Juche-based revolution under the leadership of our Party.
    Party cells should hold it as the main task to prepare the Party members as genuine Kimilsungists-Kimjongilists and provide scrupulous guidance to their organizational and ideological life in the Party.
    They should undertake education in Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism substantially among the Party members so as to train them soundly into ardent revolutionary fighters who are thoroughly armed with the Juche idea and the Songun idea of our Party and are equipped with the spirit of safeguarding the leadership of the revolution at the cost of their lives, firm faith in socialism and steadfast class consciousness against imperialism.
    Stalwart members of the Society for Rallying Comrades, the first organization of our Party, are the exemplars from whom all the Party members should learn.
    Party cells should conduct education energetically so that all the Party members venerate the Party and the leader with absolute faith and pure conscience like our Party's first-generation members including Cha Kwang Su and Kim Hyok and carry forward the tradition of single-hearted unity steadily.
    A habit of leading a voluntary Party life on the basis of a high sense of organizational duty should be established in Party cells and the Party members should be trained in the furnace of the Party's organizational life so that they become stout revolutionaries with boundless loyalty to the Party, leader, country and people and a strong sense of organization and discipline.
    Particular attention should be paid to implanting the Party members with love for the people and spirit of serving them devotedly in preparing them as true Kimilsungists-Kimjongilists.
    Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is, in essence, the people-first doctrine and a person who worships the people as God and works devotedly for them is just a genuine Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist.
    It is the firm determination of our Party to respect our people and devote everything to them as we hold the President and the General in high esteem.
    The slogan "Everything for the people and everything by relying on them!" contains the Party’s will to fill the whole Party with love for and trust in the people.
    All the officials and Party members should be genuine comrades and comrades-in-arms who steadily follow, together with our Party, the road of love for the people the President and the General had taken throughout their lives.
    Party cells should implant their noble outlook on the people deep in the officials and Party members to make them serve and love the people like their parents, wives and children.
    The Party cells to which officials belong, in particular, should take it as an important task to prepare them as the true servants of the people and enhance guidance over and control of their Party life.
    From the very beginning after he founded our Party the President saw the abuse of power and bureaucratic practices manifested among officials as the most dangerous poison a working-class ruling party should guard against and ensured that a consistent struggle was waged against them.
    The General put forward the slogan "We serve the people!" and devoted energy and soul to developing our Party into a motherly party serving the people faithfully, not a party that indulges in power abuse and bureaucracy.
    However, whenever the Party underlined the need to eliminate the abuse of power and bureaucratic practices, Party organizations simply called meetings for criticizing ideological defects and punished some officials. Then they did not make persevering efforts to transform officials on a revolutionary pattern.
    Abuse of power and bureaucracy are not merely a matter of personal character or work style of officials, but a matter of their ideology.
    When they abuse their power and work in a bureaucratic manner, officials will not merely lose their popularity among the masses and get a blot on their political integrity, but impair the Party's authority and the prestige of socialism, which will end up leading the revolution and construction to ruin.
    Today when the enemy is resorting to more vicious schemes to undermine the single-hearted unity between our Party and people, those who abuse their power and work in a bureaucratic manner are the major targets of criticism, those whom our Party should punish resolutely.
    The Party Central Committee is firmly determined not simply to weed out but to root out the abuse of power and bureaucratic practices that are like the poisonous weeds sprouting on the garden of socialism centred on the masses of the people.
    The campaign against power abuse and bureaucracy is a Party-wide undertaking in which all Party organizations and their members should turn out.
    In order to eliminate the abuse of power and bureaucratic practices officials and cell secretaries should try hard to train themselves in a revolutionary way, and Party cells, to say nothing of the Party Central Committee, provincial, city and county Party committees and their primary organizations, should wage an intensive, principled struggle against power abuse and bureaucracy.
    There are ranks in work, but there can never be members of high or low rank in the Party life and the double standards of discipline are never allowed in the Party.
    Party cells should create a strict atmosphere of criticism and ideological campaign and intensify criticism from bottom up in particular to give comradely help to officials to eliminate the abuse of power and bureaucratic practices and prepare themselves as the true servants of the people.
    Party cells should clearly distinguish between demands of officials and bureaucracy. When abuse of power and bureaucratic practices are manifested among officials even in the slightest degree, they should not neglect them but wage a struggle against them promptly.
    All Party cells should not be indifferent to the abuse of power and bureaucratic practices of the officials who do not belong to them but actively struggle against them; as for serious cases, they should report on them to higher Party organizations, including the Party Central Committee, before it is too late.
    Another important task facing Party cells at present is to work with the masses properly so that broad segments of people establish a firm bond of kinship with our Party.
    The masses are the grass-roots foothold the Party relies on and the eternal companions with whom our Party should share the destiny until the final victory will have been won in the revolution.
    If the Party loses their support and trust it will lose its grass-roots basis, fail to fulfil its militant mission and in the end become unable to maintain its own existence.
    If we are to defend socialism and build a thriving country amid the fierce showdown with the enemy and reunify the country, we should fully grasp the public sentiments and win over as many people as possible through efficient work with them.
    As rallying broad masses of people around the Party is an important issue decisive of the destiny of the Party and revolution, an amnesty was proclaimed last year in the run-up to the 100th birthday of the President and the 70th birthday of the General.
    It was ensured that most of the participants in the celebrations of the 66th anniversary of the Korean Children's Union were the children of ordinary workers, farmers, service personnel and intellectuals, rather than those of cadres, and the children of those who committed offences against the country were not discriminated in being chosen as delegates if they were exemplary in study and organizational life of the Children's Union.
    The embrace that cares more for sick and wounded children, gives them love and affection, cures their sour wounds, helps them up and puts them forward again, instead of blaming them–this is the embrace of our motherly Party.
    We should train all the people to be strong in ideology and faith with great force produced by the motherly Party's love and trust that are more powerful than nuclear weapons, thereby building rings of fortresses around the Party Central Committee.
    All Party cells should work with the masses properly in keeping with our Party’s benevolent politics and all-embracing politics so that they shout "Long live the Workers' Party!" even though they are left alone in out-of-the-way mountains.
    Only then will all the people fight for the Party, the revolution and the country at the risk of their lives in a do-or-die war.
    In order to conduct work with the masses effectively in line with the Party's intention Party cells should assess the people properly in the interests of the revolution.
    People have emotions and express their feelings differently according to their characters.
    Party cells, guided by the General's saying that they should know the real minds of people even though they do not know what there is in the fathomless water, should read the innermost thoughts of people and make an unbiased assessment of them.
    They should not only stick to collective education but channel great efforts into individual education in educating the masses.
    Party work, work with the masses, cannot be conducted with any formula or a single solution.
    It is imperative to study appropriate methods of educating people of different characters and apply them to practice so as to make even one more person support the Party.
    We should not indiscriminately discard people, even though they are unwilling to accept the Party's ideas.
    If so, it will result in a gradual decrease in the number of the people to be rallied around the Party.
    Party cells should not cram the Party's ideas into the heads of the masses, but educate them persuasively and perseveringly so that they would willingly accept the Party's ideas.
    It is very important to place trust in the people in winning over the masses.
    Political trust is followed by loyalty, but distrust produces betrayal.
    As he is not a Buddhist image made of stone, man may make mistakes in his work and life and even commit unforgivable crimes.
    No matter what serious mistakes or crimes he may make, and even though we find in him 99 per cent of demerits and only one per cent of merit or conscience, we should value his conscience, boldly trust him and lead him to start with a clean slate.
    People who have deep-seated mental agonies should be treated more kind-heartedly and particular attention should be paid to freeing them from worries lingering in their minds.
    Only then can all the people be developed into indefatigable fighters who will only trust and follow our Party in any adversity, just like white gem that preserves its colour even if it is broken into pieces and bamboo that keeps its straightness even if it is burnt.
    Our Party expects that all Party cells will become the blood vessels that link broad masses of the people with the Party with a feeling of kinship and the stones supporting the fortress of single-hearted unity.
    Today when the general advance for building a thriving socialist country is gaining momentum, an important task facing Party cells is to actively mobilize the Party members and other working people to carry out the Party’s policies.
    The most important revolutionary task facing our Party at present is to translate into brilliant reality the lofty wish of the General who continued super-intensity forced march energetically until the last moment of his life to bring all the benefits of socialism to our people.
    In order to bring about a radical turn in the building of an economic giant and the standard of the people’s living, the Party organizations at all levels, Party cells in particular, should creditably play a role of the death-defying corps and scouting group in implementing the Party's policies.
    A Party cell that fails to work efficiently to carry out the Party’s policies cannot be said to be a living Party cell.
    At present a great emphasis is put on establishing the monolithic leadership system in the entire Party more thoroughly; whether the Party's monolithic leadership system is established finds concentrated expression in how the Party's policies are implemented.
    At present not a few Party cells are conducting their work in such a way as to transmit the Party's policies and instructions to the people and exhort them to turn out for their implementation.
    Then the Party's policies, however correct they may be, cannot be carried out properly and the people's livelihoods can never be improved.
    Party cells should carry out the Party's policies perseveringly till they pay off in the people's livelihoods.
    Now our officials hold that in order to ensure the Party's authority it is important to publish a lot of books and intensify information work. However, the Party’s leadership authority is not ensured by means of texts or words; it is possible only when the Party's policies are carried out in a thoroughgoing way and people enjoy subsequent benefits.
    Party cells should inspire all the Party members and officials to be a valuable foundation for translating the Party's policies into reality with an unusual determination to sweat blood to improve the people's living standards.
    They should resolutely overcome the tendency to work like a flash in the pan in implementing the Party's policies and carry them through to the end with unfailing efforts so that our Party's policies prove to be effective in the people's livelihoods.
    To be the death-defying corps and scouting group in implementing the Party's policies, Party cells should conduct organizational and political work in a progressive manner to raise a hot wind of Kim Jong Il's patriotism to the full.
    When the hearts of the people are beating vigorously with patriotism of the General who had burnt himself up like a candle for the sake of the country, there will be no difficulty we cannot surmount, nor will there be any fortress we cannot conquer.
    Party cells should encourage the Party members and other working people to cherish Kim Jong Il's patriotism in their minds and devote their heart and soul to carrying out the Party’s lines and policies, holding dear every stone and every blade of grass on this land and warming them up with their blood.
    Today our Party requires creating a new spirit of the times advancing towards the world by restoring the fighting spirit in the 1970s when the drum of revolution resounded.
    The creators of the spirit of the present times should naturally be produced among the officials and Party members who are the commanding personnel and vanguard fighters of the revolution.
    When all the officials and Party members become a locomotive and a scout who plough their way through virgin snow in the van of their sectors and units, like those of the 1970s who had ushered in a heyday in the era of the Workers' Party under the leadership of the General, leaps and innovations will be made in all posts and the overall affairs of the country will go smoothly.
    The Party’s lines and policies can be implemented successfully when all the masses as well as Party members turn out.
    Party cells should enlist Party members and the hardcore of the masses to make one person rouse ten others and ten a hundred again, and an innovation in a unit lead on to innovations in other units.
    They should bring about a great innovation, a great leap forward racing against time on all fronts of building a socialist economic giant and a civilized nation by dynamically mobilizing workers, farmers, intellectuals and all other sections of people in carrying out the Party's policies.
    Special efforts should be channelled into work with young people in organizing and mobilizing the masses in implementing the Party's policies.
    Young people are vanguard fighters who have taken the lead in supporting the Party and leader in each period and stage of our revolution.
    It was none other than young people who lit the torch of the great Chollima upsurge by exerting themselves with patriotism at the furnaces in Kangson in the postwar days and who wrought miracles in the Haeju-Hasong railway project.
    Party cells should put forward the young people of new generation and lead them to give fullest play to their resources and gallantry to perform epoch-making heroic exploits in every field of building a thriving nation as their fathers and mothers did in their youth.
    This is an age of science and technology, the age of knowledge-based economy, and the building of a prosperous country and its future are inconceivable apart from science and technology.
    Party cells should render positive encouragement and sustaining assistance to scientists and technicians so that they raise the hot wind of breaking through the cutting edge as the space scientists who conquered space did.
    And they should provide scrupulous Party guidance to ensure that officials, Party members and other working people find out a key to self-reliance and increased production in science and technology and that they try hard to learn advanced science and technology and solve all problems on the strength of science and technology.
    By so doing, they should fan the flames of the industrial revolution in the new century and the campaign for breaking through the cutting edge, which the great General kindled, more fiercely in all sectors and units.
    Cell secretaries should enhance their sense of responsibility and role in order for Party cells to discharge the heavy mission and duty they assume on behalf of the times and the revolution.
    The combat efficiency of Party cells largely depends on the preparedness and role of cell secretaries.
    Party cell secretaries are the point men of our Party in building it up and implementing its lines and policies.
    When the cell secretaries of the whole Party become the standard-bearers of the revolution and struggle and discharge their responsibilities, Party cells will be consolidated and our revolution advance faster that much.
    If Party cell secretaries are to fulfil their duty, they should be like the mother of a family.
    The essence of the work of Party cell secretaries is to arouse people through efficient political work to move their hearts.
    To this end, they should devote all their sincerity as mothers do to their children.
    There is an impressive passage in song The Voice of the Mother which goes that although the voice of a mother is heard only in a family, the voice of the Party reverberates throughout the country; it is none other than cell secretaries who should ensure that the voice of the motherly Party full of love and trust resounds throughout the country.
    Reflecting themselves on the song, all our cell secretaries should get closer to the minds of people like the mother of a family and rally them firmly behind the Party.
    If they are to be like mothers, they should be so warm-hearted and broad-minded that everybody is willing to come to them and unbosom himself or herself.
    They should always rack their brains over how to lead people along the right track and add glory to their political integrity.
    They should think about the problems of their comrades and the masses before their own family affairs and devote themselves entirely to the collective as mothers would dedicate their blood, flesh and even their lives unhesitatingly to their children.
    Always looking up to the beaming images of the President and the General in their minds, cell secretaries should treat people tenderly and warmly with motherly affectionate eyes, bright expression and polite manner.
    Only then will people gather around them as honey bees swarm around fragrant flowers and an amicable atmosphere pervade the collective.
    If they are to fulfil their duty with credit, Party cell secretaries should set examples for the masses in carrying out the revolutionary tasks.
    If they put their backs into difficult tasks ahead of others and make tireless efforts to implement the Party's policies, this is a political work more powerful than hundreds of words.
    Those who take on the most dangerous and difficult undertaking ahead of others and make a breakthrough in the advance like Kim Kum Su, a former Party cell secretary of the explosive disposal squad under the Kangwon Provincial People's Security Bureau, are genuine cell secretaries required by our Party.
    Cell secretaries should not merely call upon Party members and other working people to turn out in implementing the Party's policies but lead the masses to the struggle and exploits by setting practical examples.
    If they are devoted to the Party and the revolution in the van of the masses they may rest or sleep less than others, but they should regard it as comfort, not as toil.
    To fulfil their responsibilities and role, Party cell secretaries should improve their political and practical qualifications.
    If they are poorly qualified, they cannot work skillfully with people and arouse them forcefully to the implementation of the Party's policies, however great their determination and enthusiasm may be.
    Cell secretaries should not try to have a say on the strength of the Party's authority or their position but secure authority in work and trust of the masses by means of their practical abilities.
    They should make an in-depth study of the works of the President and the General and Party documents to have better knowledge of the Party's ideas, lines and policies than anybody else and get familiar with the instructions of the President and the General and the Party's policies which are related to their sectors and units and Party work, in particular.
    By making a substantial study of Party Rules and the standards of Party life they should be well acquainted with all practical matters as to the work of Party cells including the organization and guidance of Party life and the expansion of Party membership. They should have many-sided knowledge of different fields such as politics, the military, the economy and culture and be well-informed about the situation at home and abroad.
    The capability to correctly read people's minds and move their hearts is an indispensable qualification of cell secretaries.
    They should acquire proficient methods of working with the masses and be persons of versatile talents who know how to dance, sing and make a motivational speech in front of the masses.
    In order to enhance the militant functions and role of Party cells as required by the developing times and revolution, it is necessary to establish the climate of attaching importance and giving positive help to them throughout the Party.
    Party committees at all levels should pay close attention to building up the ranks of cell secretaries with those who are politically and ideologically staunch, popular among Party members and practically prepared and improving their qualifications.
    They should transmit and disseminate Party documents and policies to cell secretaries in time, regularly inform them of the decisions and directives of higher Party organizations for their implementation and specify correct orientation of work.
    In the guidance of lower organizations, Party committees at all levels should fully meet the Party's demands that officials help and teach cell secretaries, while going down to Party cells and giving guidance to the Party life of their members.
    It is also necessary to run the day of Party cell secretaries efficiently on a regular basis and widely organize short courses, discussions about experiences and the like.
    For the present, the short course to be given in the wake of this Conference should be organized properly so as to give a substantial help to cell secretaries in their work.
    Party cell secretaries assume heavy responsibilities and duties in the efforts to develop our Party into the glorious party of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and expedite the building of a thriving nation.
    The Party Central Committee firmly believes that all the Party cell secretaries and Party officials will creditably fulfil the honourable mission and duty they assume on behalf of the Party and revolution, fully aware that they themselves hold the flag of the Juche-oriented Party.
 
Political Bureau of WPKorea Central Committee Meets
    Pyongyang, February 12 (KCNA) -- A meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) took place here on Monday.
    Present there were members of the Presidium, members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK.
    The meeting adopted a decision "On marking the 65th anniversary of the DPRK and the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War as grand festivals of victors".
    The decision emphasized the need to further deepen and accomplish the sacred cause of holding in high esteem the great Comrade Kim Il Sung and Comrade Kim Jong Il as eternal leaders of the WPK and the revolution.
    The decision called for splendidly and significantly organizing political events marking the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War and the 65th anniversary of the DPRK.
    According to it, various political events will be held with splendor to mark the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War. They will include a parade of the Korean People's Army (KPA), mass demonstration of Pyongyang citizens, grand mass gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang" and army-people joint meeting with war veterans.
    The decision stressed the need to successfully rebuild the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum and spruce up the revolutionary battle sites, revolutionary sites and revolutionary museums including the revolutionary museum at Kim Il Sung University, the Museum of the Fatherland Liberation War and the Jonsung Revolutionary Museum.
    It called for newly building a martyrs cemetery of the KPA in Pyongyang and sprucing up KPA martyrs cemeteries and monuments to the fallen fighters of the KPA in various parts of the country.
    It underlined the need to resolutely foil all the hostile forces' moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK by achieving proud victory in building an economic power and improving the people's living standard.
    It also underscored the need for all fields and units to do a lot of good works for the prosperity of the country and its people's happiness on the occasion of the 65th birthday of the Republic.
    It called for staging an all-out action of high intensity for reliably protecting the security and sovereignty of the country in view of the prevailing grave situation and marking the 65th anniversary of the DPRK and the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War with fresh achievements in bolstering up capability for self-defence.
    It stressed the need to continue launching satellites of Kwangmyongsong series and powerful long-range rockets.
    It called on the KPA to keep itself fully ready for combat and put maximum spurs to rounding off its combat preparedness in order to bolster up one-beats-a hundred combat capability. It stressed that once an order is issued, the KPA should blow up the stronghold of aggression at a strike and wipe out the brigandish U.S. imperialists and south Korean puppet army to the last man and thus accomplish the historic cause of national reunification.
    The decision called for sincerely helping the army and significantly conducting the work for putting forward and preferentially treating the war veterans and wartime merited persons as a social movement on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the war victory.
    It underscored the need to give further spurs to building a highly civilized socialist nation.
    It referred to the tasks for completing the preparations for the universal 12-year compulsory education within this year, establishing a medical information service network and telemedicine system, building a children's hospital, a dental hospital and a recovery center and winding up the first phase project for updating the Hungnam Pharmaceutical Factory.
    It also underscored the need to build a modern combined center for sports trainings and different kinds of mass sporting facilities and raise hot wind of sports throughout the country.
    It called for face-lifting the central part of Pyongyang and building more modern cultural facilities including pleasure grounds and Munsu Wading Pool.
    The decision stressed the need to arouse all compatriots to the struggle for resolutely foiling the anti-DPRK moves and "sanctions" racket of the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet group of traitors and thoroughly implementing the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration so as to open up a new phase for national reunification.
    It called for conducting external activities to grandly celebrate the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War as a common event for the anti-imperialist independent forces and the world progressive people.
 
Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry Urges U.S. to Choose between Two Options
    Pyongyang, February 12 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Foreign Ministry released the following statement on Tuesday:
    The DPRK's third nuclear test is a resolute step for self-defence taken by it to cope with the U.S. hostile act against it.
    Its successful launch of satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2 in December last year was a peaceful one from A to Z which was conducted according to its plan for scientific and technological development for economic construction and the improvement of the standard of people's living.
    The world including hostile countries recognized its application satellite's entry into orbit and greatly admired its development of space technology.
    The U.S., however, again prodded the UN Security Council into cooking up a new "resolution on sanctions" against the DPRK, terming its satellite launch a violation of the UNSC's "resolution".
    Encroaching upon the right to satellite launch is an unpardonable grave hostile act as it is an infringement on the DPRK's sovereignty.
    By origin, the DPRK had neither need nor plan to conduct a nuclear test.
    The DPRK's nuclear deterrence has already acquired the trustworthy capability strong enough to make a precision strike at bases for aggression and blow them up at a single blow no matter where they are on the earth.
    It was the DPRK's goal to focus efforts on economic construction and the improvement of the standard of people's living by dint of nuclear deterrence for self-defence provided by the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il all their lives.
    The DPRK exercised its maximum self-restraint when the U.S. fabricated the "presidential statement" over its satellite launch for peaceful purposes by abusing the UNSC in April last year.
    But the DPRK's patience reached its limit as the U.S. intensified such hostile act as implementing before anyone else the UNSC's "resolution on sanctions", far from apologizing for its renewed wanton violation of the DPRK's right to satellite launch.
    The main objective of the current nuclear test is to express the surging resentment of the army and people of the DPRK at the U.S. brigandish hostile act and demonstrate the will and capability of Songun Korea to defend the sovereignty of the country to the last.
    The DPRK's nuclear test is a just step for self-defence not contradictory to any international law.
    The U.S. has long put the DPRK on the list of preemptive nuclear strike.
    It is quite natural just measure for self-defence to react to the U.S. ever-increasing nuclear threat with nuclear deterrence.
    The DPRK withdrew from the NPT after going through legitimate procedures and chose the way of having access to nuclear deterrence for self-defence to protect the supreme interests of the country.
    There have been on the earth more than 2 000 nuclear tests and at least 9 000 satellite launches in the UN history spanning over 60 years but there has never been a UNSC resolution on banning any nuclear test or satellite launch.
    It is the U.S. that has conducted more nuclear tests and launched more satellites than any others. It, however, cooked up the UNSC's "resolution" banning only the DPRK's nuclear test and satellite launch. This is the breach of international law and the height of double standards.
    Had the UNSC been impartial even a bit, it would not have taken issue with a sovereign state's exercise of the right to self-defence and its scientific and technological activities for peaceful purposes but with the U.S. policy for preemptive nuclear strike, a threat to global peace and security, to begin with.
    The current nuclear test is the primary countermeasure taken by the DPRK in which it exercised its maximum self-restraint.
    If the U.S. takes a hostile approach toward the DPRK to the last, rendering the situation complicated, it will be left with no option but to take the second and third stronger steps in succession.
    The inspection of ships and maritime blockade touted by the hostile forces will be regarded as war actions and will invite the DPRK's merciless retaliatory strikes at their strongholds.
    The U.S., though belatedly, should choose between the two options: To respect the DPRK's right to satellite launch and open a phase of detente and stability or to keep to its wrong road leading to the explosive situation by persistently pursuing its hostile policy toward the DPRK.
    In case the U.S. chooses the road of conflict finally, the world will clearly see the army and people of the DPRK defend its dignity and sovereignty to the end through a do-or-die battle between justice and injustice, greet a great revolutionary event for national reunification and win a final victory. -0-