Kim Jong Un Visits Kumsusan Palace of Sun on Occasion of Day of Sun
Pyongyang, April 15 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun at 00:00, Tuesday, birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung (Day of the Sun).
He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, Kim Won Hong, Choe Pu Il, Pyon In Son, So Hong Chan, Pak Yong Sik, Kim Tong Hwa and other commanding officers of the armed forces organ.
Kim Jong Un entered the hall where the statues of Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il are standing.
A floral basket in the name of Kim Jong Un was placed before the statues.
Also laid before them was a floral basket in the name of the KPA.
Kim Jong Un, together with other visitors, paid high tribute to the statues.
He entered the hall where Kim Il Sung lies in state.
Kim Jong Un, together with other visitors, paid homage to Kim Il Sung in the humblest reverence for him.
He went round the hall in which the orders Kim Il Sung received are on display.
Kim Jong Un entered the hall where Kim Jong Il lies in state.
He, together with other visitors, paid homage to Kim Jong Il in the humblest reverence for him.
Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry Blasts Anti-DPRK Human Rights Racket of U.S. and Its Allies
Pyongyang, April 18 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA on Friday in connection with the fact that the anti-DPRK human rights racket of the U.S. and its allied forces has reached an extremely reckless phase:
These days the U.S. is hurling its allied forces into kicking up a reckless anti-DPRK human rights racket, holding an informal meeting on the "human rights" issue in the DPRK and holding an open dialogue at the UN Security Council.
Meanwhile, the U.S. instigated the European Parliament to adopt a "resolution" supporting the recommendation made by the "Commission of Inquiry" on the human rights situations in the DPRK.
Such frantic racket is aimed at tarnishing the image of the dignified DPRK at any cost and bringing down the ideology and social system chosen by the Korean people in the long run.
Prompted by this aim the U.S. is working hard to discuss the "human rights" issue of the DPRK as an official agenda item at the UN Security Council quite contrary to the mandate stipulated in the UN Charter. Finding it difficult to do so, it is talking such nonsense that it is advisable to discuss it by adding the agenda item on the nuclear issue and there is also a way of discussing it at the UN General Assembly.
The European Parliament perpetrated such imprudent and base hostile action against the DPRK as adopting what it called "resolution", pursuant to the U.S. anti-DPRK hostile policy.
Great irony was that they let such riff-ruffs as so-called "defectors to the south" appear at UN Security Council and European Parliament in a bid to stir up an atmosphere of accusing the DPRK.
As far as those riff-ruffs the U.S. considered as "witnesses" are concerned, they are the criminals who fled after committing thrice cursed crimes against the country and its people. They are terrorists who stood up against the social system in the DPRK where the popular masses are leading a happy life as masters of the state and society.
When time comes, their despicable true colors will be fully laid bare.
Then the U.S. and the West will not be able to escape shame and disgrace they will suffer for bringing those terrorists to the sacred human rights arena. At the same time they will not be able to evade the blame for having hatched a plot to slander and bring down a sovereign state together with them.
The U.S. and the West had better put under control the worst human rights abuses in their own countries and mind their own business.
The more vociferous the U.S. and its allied forces become in their human rights racket intended to hurt the prestige of our dignified Republic and its social system, the stronger our single-minded unity will grow and the faster the speed of our advance towards the final victory will become.
Spokesman for DPRK FM Lays Bare Reactionary, Dangerous Nature of Obama's Asian Junket
Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued the following statement on Monday:
It is reported that U.S. President Obama is to tour Asia soon. Pursuant to the U.S. pivot to Asia-Pacific strategy, his projected trip is a reactionary and dangerous one as it is aimed to escalate confrontation and bring dark clouds of a nuclear arms race to hang over this unstable region.
This strategy which the Obama administration adopted under the signboard of "rebalancing" in the Asia-Pacific region late in 2011 is, in essence, designed to focus efforts on this region in a bid to encircle and contain its rivals and maintain its political and military edge.
The U.S. is citing the DPRK's "nuclear and missile threats" and "provocation" as a pretext for hiding the hegemonic nature of the above-said strategy and warding off the resistance of big countries in Eurasia.
"The Quadrennial Defense Review Report" announced by the U.S. Department of Defense early in March took issue with the DPRK over its "provocation" and "threat", reconfirming that the U.S. would deploy 60 percent of its naval force in the Asia-Pacific region till 2020, pursuant to the "strategy for rebalancing in the Asia-Pacific region". During his recent trip to a neighboring country, the U.S. secretary of Defense announced that the U.S. would additionally deploy two Aegis in Japan till 2017, citing "invasion" from the DPRK.
Touring south Korea and China in mid-February, the U.S. secretary of State vociferated about the DPRK's promotion of nuclear development and possible "provocation" while blustering that the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises would be staged in the same period and by the same method in the future, too, regardless of the crucial proposal made by the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and the north-south high-level contact.
It is as clear as noonday that Obama will trumpet about the same thing to accuse the DPRK this time, too, just as he habitually did in the past.
Clear is the reason why the U.S. is ceaselessly staging extremely offensive and aggressive joint military exercises in south Korea only among various areas in the Asia-Pacific region and steadily increasing their number and scale in a bid to deliberately keep the vicious cycle of tensions. Its aim is to steadily rattle the nerves of the DPRK and compel it to bolster up its nuclear deterrence, take military retaliatory steps and thus label it a "bellicose country" and justify Washington's military moves.
But the U.S. is seriously mistaken.
The U.S. arms buildup in the Asia-Pacific region and joint military exercises are not justified but facing an unprecedentedly open rebuff of countries in the region.
Moreover, the DPRK is not such a country which may allow itself to make even a slight concession or seek any lucky chance over the fundamental issue related to the security of the country and the nation for fear of the nonsensical label of "bellicose country."
It is the policy stand of the DPRK to redouble the efforts to bolster up justifiable deterrence for self-defence in every way to resolutely counter the U.S. hostile action.
If the U.S. seeks hegemony in the Asia-Pacific region as now and continues working hard to infringe upon the interests of the DPRK under this pretext, this will bring adverse consequences to the U.S. itself in the long run.
The U.S. reckless moves will have a very negative impact on resuming the six-party talks and realizing the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula for the present and, moreover, inevitably spark a nuclear arms race in the whole region.
The nuclear arms race in Northeast Asia which will prove more destructive than the nuclear issue in Mid-east is bound to end up making a mess of the initiative for building a "world without nuclear weapons" advocated by Obama.
The Obama administration would be well advised to coolly examine its hostile policy toward the DPRK whether it is in the final interests of the U.S., in actuality, when there is still time for it.
Kim Jong Un Guides First Meeting of Airpersons of KPA
Pyongyang, April 20 (KCNA) -- The first meeting of airpersons of the Korean People's Army (KPA) was held with splendor here on April 15.
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, guided the meeting.
The meeting was a historic grand assembly attended by all airpersons of the KPA.
Displayed on the platform of the meeting hall was the fighter of the KPA Air Force which shot down the U.S. imperialists' large spy plane EC-121 when it illegally intruded into the territorial air of the country on April 15, 1969.
Kim Jong Un made an opening address.
He pointed out that the enemies kicked off a combined air drill in the wake of the large-scale combined landing exercise, pushing the situation to the brink of a war and threatening peace on the Korean peninsula.
The fact that the meeting of all airpersons of the whole army is being held in Pyongyang, leaving the whole territorial air of the country open under the grave situation in which the air over the south of the peninsula is covered with blowfly-like aircraft of the imperialists signifies the victory of the grit, pluck and mettle of the DPRK and proves that the mental power of the heroic airpersons prevails over the enemies, he noted, and continued:
The Central Committee of the WPK highly appreciates the patriotic devotion the airpersons are making to protect the territorial air, while performing mentally and physically difficult combat duties all the year round despite sweltering weather and biting cold.
He said the purpose of the meeting is to glorify the immortal exploits President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il performed in strengthening the Juche-oriented air force, review the successes and experiences gained by it and lessons drawn by it and fully prepare all airpersons including young pilots as phoenixes and death-defying corps in the sky.
It is also designed to let the whole country know about their patriotic devotion and efforts and make the service personnel of the whole army learn from their noble ideological and moral spirit and thus bring about a fresh turn in rounding off the combat preparations and bolstering up the fighting capability of the KPA, he said.
He declared the meeting open, expressing belief that the meeting being held on the occasion of the significant Day of the Sun (birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung) would mark a historic landmark occasion in developing the air force of the KPA.
KPA Army General Ri Yong Gil, chief of the KPA General Staff, made a report at the meeting.
He referred to the indefatigable efforts made by the peerlessly great persons of Mt. Paektu to build the air force and deep loving care shown by them.
The reporter recalled that Kim Il Sung declared before the whole world the birth of the Juche-based air force by making the historic speech "Let Us Create the Air Force of New Korea," adding that the President organized the Korean Aviation Association before anything else right after the party founding and became its first chairman, devoting his all to developing the young flying corps of new Korea into a regular air force.
The reporter also recalled that leader Kim Jong Il ceaselessly inspected flying units and sub-units and airfields in order to develop the air force of the KPA into elite one in the world and thus bolstered up the air force into invincible combat force.
The air force of the KPA is now fully displaying its invincible might under the leadership of Marshal Kim Jong Un, the reporter said, adding:
Kim Jong Un felt more painful than anybody else upon receiving a report that airpersons died while performing their flight duties. He made sure that they enjoyed an eternal life as they are always remembered by the party, the country and its people even after their death.
The reporter called upon all the commanding officers and airpersons to absolutely trust and follow the Supreme Commander only and become Kim Jong Un's flying corps of human bombs devotedly defending him.
The reporter appealed to them to mercilessly blow up the citadel of aggression by making prompt sorties like the lightning over Mt. Paektu and wipe out the enemies to the last one once the Supreme Commander issues an order and thus clearly show the world how the powerful revolutionary Paektusan Army puts an end to the fate of imperialism.
At the meeting speakers expressed their will to raise a strong wind of making a leap forward in rounding off the combat preparations so that they may make prompt sorties like thunder over Mt. Paektu to strike terror into the hearts of the enemies anytime an order is issued and thus annihilate the bluffing enemies by the air combat method of Korean style.
Kim Jong Un heard their speeches with keen attention. During a break he met servicepersons of Unit 447 of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force who successfully fulfilled their difficult flying combat duties and highly appreciated their feats once again.
He said the Central Committee of the WPK accepted with pleasure the solemn pledge made by the participants.
He noted that the development of the air force of the KPA would be unthinkable without the dedication and efforts of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
He emphasized that the spirit of devotedly defending the country displayed by 14 human bomb-like fighters of Unit 447 of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force which was stressed in the speeches is the spirit of the second and third Kil Yong Jo and that such spirit is the precious mental treasure which can be hardly obtained with anything.
He said that the Party Central Committee highly appreciated the spirit displayed by 14 human bomb-like fighters and made public at the meeting the decision to award the title of DPRK Hero to airman Jong Chol Ju who died while performing his combat duty and watches bearing the august name of Kim Jong Il to 13 others.
He awarded the title of DPRK Hero to Kim Hye Yong, widow of Jong Chol Ju and the watches bearing the august name of Kim Jong Il to Kim Chol, An Song Hyok, Ryang Jong Ryong, Jon Sang Ryol, Kim Yong Chol, Jang Yong Ho, Jo Yong Chol, Kim Chol Un, Han Chol Ho, Cha Yong Jin, Jong Yong Nam, Choe Chang Nam and Jo Sang Gi.
He set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines for developing the air force.
We have latest weapons and powerful and modern military equipment making the enemies tremble with fear but more powerful than them is the KPA's strong spirit of defending the country and transparent ideological and moral spirit, he said. We are not afraid of any formidable enemy as there are such fighters strong in idea.
He continued: The more zealously the enemies cling to the theory of weapons being all-powerful, the more consistently we should hold fast to the theory of ideology being all-powerful and put main emphasis on it. There is no enemy we cannot beat, if we remain strong in ideology.
He declared the meeting closed, expressing expectation and conviction that all airpersons would become indomitable pilots performing their combat missions in any adversity.
Present at the meeting were Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, So Hong Chan, Hwang Pyong So, Ri Pyong Chol and Jang Tong Un.
Kim Jong Un Enjoys Performance Given by Moranbong Band
Pyongyang, April 20 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, together with Ri Sol Ju enjoyed a performance given by the Moranbong Band on April 16 to congratulate the participants in the first meeting of airpersons of the KPA.
Kim Jong Un appeared in the auditorium.
Acknowledging the enthusiastic cheers of the airpersons, he met with Ri Un Gyong, widow of Hero airman Kil Yong Jo and family members of airpersons and warmly encouraged them.
Through female solo and pangchang "Longing for the Leader" and instrumental music and song "We Always Think about the Leader" the performers sang high praises of the undying feats of President Kim Il Sung, who successfully led the cause of independence against imperialism and the socialist cause with his outstanding idea, extraordinary leadership and noble virtues, believing in the people as in Heaven all his life.
Female duet and pangchang "Shine, Jong Il Peak", light music "The Sound of a Horse's Hooves in Mt. Paektu", female solo and pangchang "Thinking of the General", violin solo and light music "Attraction and Reverence" and female solo "Cradle of My Life" vividly represented the truth that the dignity and spirit of Kim Il Sung's nation have been fully demonstrated and eternal foundations for prosperity of Juche Korea provided thanks to the undying feats of leader Kim Jong Il, who remained loyal to the idea and cause of Kim Il Sung.
Female chorus "The People's Joy", female duet and pangchang "Our Marshal" and female solo and pangchang "A Song of a Big Haul of Fish" emphasized that immensely rosy is the future of Songun Korea as there is the leadership of Kim Jong Un, who is building the strongest power in the world where the dream and ideal of the people are being translated into a reality, in order to realise the desire of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
The audience clapped their hands with tears in their eyes when the benevolent images of the peerlessly great men of Mt. Paektu who devoted themselves to strengthening the air force, always finding themselves among the airpersons, were projected on the background of the stage.
The performance ended with a finale "We Know Nobody but You".
Kim Jong Un warmly acknowledged the enthusiastic cheers of the performers and the audience and congratulated the performers on their successful performance.
The performance was enjoyed by Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, So Hong Chan, Hwang Pyong So, Ri Pyong Chol, Jang Tong Un and Kim Yo Jong, and the airpersons who participated in the meeting and their families.
Kim Jong Un Has Photo Session with Participants in First Meeting of Airpersons of KPA
Pyongyang, April 20 (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, had a photo session with the participants in the first meeting of airpersons of the KPA on April 17.
Kim Jong Un warmly congratulated the participants on the successful meeting and had a photo session with them, saying that the meeting marked a new occasion of turn in glorifying for all ages the undying feats the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il performed in developing the Juche-based air force and strengthening its combat preparations and fighting capacity in every way.
He also had a photo session with servicepersons of Unit 447 of the KPA Air and Anti-Air Force and their wives and couples of airpersons and airwomen of the air force.
Present there were Ri Yong Gil, Jang Jong Nam, So Hong Chan, Hwang Pyong So, Ri Pyong Chol and Jang Tong Un.