Kim Jong Un Provides Field Guidance to Songdowon International Children's Camp
Pyongyang, July 6 (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, provided field guidance to the Songdowon International Children's Camp.
He looked round various places of the camp to learn about its management and operation.
Going round the nose-dive waterslide newly installed in the outdoor wading pool, he said the longer he watched it, the more wonderful it looked, adding children would like it. He noted with satisfaction: "I am very pleased to see it as it was made by our own efforts and with our own technique. It looks nice with the brand of 'Taedonggang'".
He appreciated its successful installing, instructing officials to let the next-term campers fully enjoy it.
Watching the newly built diving tower and water tank, he appreciated their successful building. He told officials to ensure a proper filtering of water so that the outdoor wading pool may be full of clean water.
After going round the newly arranged mirror house, he was pleased to see the number of playing grounds for children increasing at the camp day by day.
Very pleased that endless laughter of children will be heard from the camp, he said this cheerful laughter of children would instill the conviction of victory and optimism into our people.
Going round the aquarium, he was pleased that species and numbers of rare fishes including shark increased. While looking round the beach, he told officials to provide the camp with sailboats so that campers may enjoy marine sports.
He moved to Songdowon Railway Station for the camp's exclusive use now under construction.
"Now that direct train service is available for campers and arrangements have been made for its operation, it is necessary to build the station well to suit the nature of its service, while providing the best convenience of the campers," he said.
Underscoring the need to manage well the camp which was built by the party with much effort, he set forth tasks to be fulfilled to manage and operate it.
He had a photo taken with officials, teachers and employees of the camp.
He was accompanied by Han Kwang Sang, Ma Won Chun and Kim Yo Jong.
Kim Jong Un Guides KPA Ground, Naval, Air and Anti-Air Forces' Drill for Landing on Island
Pyongyang, July 5 (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, guided the drill of the KPA ground, naval, air and anti-air forces for landing on an island.
Participating in the drill were combatants, artillery pieces of various calibers, combat ships including submarines, and formations of pursuit fighters, bombers and transport planes of units of the ground, naval, air and anti-air forces of the KPA.
He mounted an observation post and heard a report on the drill plan and issued an order to start the drill.
The moment the drill site looked like an active volcano.
Huge pillars of flames shot up from the island of the "enemies" in succession.
Watching the KPA forces successively pounding the "positions" through the well-organized coordinated operation as required by the modern warfare, he said it was possible to deal deadly blows at the enemies through initial strikes if the time for striking was properly fixed and fire was concentrated on them through prompt, accurate and united actions.
The deadly firepower strikes on the island were followed by infantrymen's landing on the island and paratroopers' action.
Watching them occupying the island at a lightning speed through a pair of binoculars, he said they were excellent and deserved to be called a-match-for-a-hundred fighters as they underwent intensive training day and night with the extraordinary awareness that a combat drill should be carried out as scheduled.
Signal flares arched across the sky reporting that the island has been completely put under control.
He noted with great satisfaction that the drill was successful as it met the requirements of the Juche-based war method.
He congratulated the participants in the drill on their success, reviewing combat ships aboard a warship.
He set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines for further developing the People's Army into the ever-victorious revolutionary armed forces.
"History proves that it is impossible to protect the destiny of the country and its people unless the army is bolstered up," he said, underscoring the need to put more spurs to increasing the military strength which means the sovereignty of the country and the nation and the national power.
Calling on the KPA to intensify the training essential for augmenting the military strength, he instructed the commanding officers to thoroughly do away with formalistic, ready-made and stylish practices in training and steadily improve forms, contents and methods of training as required by the modern warfare.
He instructed them to frequently organize a similar drill in the future, always bearing in mind training means a battle.
He called on the whole army to defend the sky, land and seas of the socialist homeland as firm as an iron wall, watching every movement of the enemies with vigilance.
Recalling that the inviolable waters on the southwestern front of the country are exposed to frequent threat due to a handful of enemies and there was a dangerous incident in which the shells fired by them dropped in territorial waters of the DPRK some days ago, too, he said he took it very serious and he was closely watching them. He strongly warned that should the enemies repeat the wrong choice on the wrong day in the hotspot waters, he would make them regret bitterly for their action.
He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, Army General Ri Yong Gil, chief of the KPA General Staff, and Army General Pyon In Son, first vice-chief of the KPA General Staff and director of its Operation Bureau.
Kim Jong Un Inspects Defence Detachment on Ung Islet
Pyongyang, July 7 (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, inspected the defence detachment on Ung Islet honored with the title of the Three-Revolution Red Flag, which is defending an outpost in the East Sea of Korea.
After receiving a salute, he looked round the monument to the field guidance given by President Kim Il Sung. Kim Jong Un recollected with deep emotion the undying exploits performed by the President and leader Kim Jong Il for the development of the defence detachment.
He noted Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il worked heart and soul for the development of the KPA.
Watching the military installations there, he underscored the need for the service personnel of the detachment to turn the Ung Islet into an impregnable fortress and thus glorify for all ages the feats performed by Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in commanding the army.
Then he watched the firepower training of the service personnel of the artillery emplacement visited by Kim Jong Il. He gave an order to open fire and guided their drill.
He was greatly satisfied to see them accurately hit the target.
Highly praising the artillerymen for accurately hitting the target, he said that he was very pleased to meet the crack shots.
He bestowed the great honor of awarding a crack shot diploma to the Artillery Piece No. 1 of the First Platoon of the First Company of the detachment and crack shot medals and badges to its artillery men before having a photo taken with them.
He watched the heavy gymnastic drill of the service personnel of the detachment.
He set forth important tasks which would serve as guidelines for rounding off the combat capability of the detachment.
"The commanding officers of the detachment should prepare themselves as commanding officers and political cadres of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il style and intensify the political and ideological education among the service personnel to train them as revolutionaries and patriots strong in idea and faith and possessed of versatile knowledge and high cultural attainments," he said.
He stressed the need for the detachment to always direct efforts to the anti-U.S. education and class education, regardless of conditions and circumstances, so that the service personnel may make training part of their life and habit with burning hatred towards the enemies.
He gave an instruction to the detachment to turn it into one of crack shots so that it may send the enemies intruding into the waters of the DPRK to the bottom of the sea to the last man once a battle kicks off and thus not allow them to set foot even an inch of its inviolable land.
He went round the bedrooms, education rooms, wash-cum-bath rooms, mess halls and stores of the First and Third companies of the detachment to take deep care of the living of their service personnel as their real father would do.
After learning in detail about the supply service to the service personnel, education of the children of the military families, etc., he stressed the need to pay particular attention to the living of the service personnel there and their families. He showed deep loving care for the defence detachment,
He gave a pair of binoculars and an automatic rifle to the First Company as gifts and had a photo session with the service personnel of the detachment and the military families.
He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, and KPA Colonel General Pak Jong Chon, vice chief of the General Staff and director of the Firepower Commanding Department of the KPA.
DPRK Government Statement Calls for Ending Confrontation and Improving North-South Ties
Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- The government of the DPRK released the following statement Monday, 20 years since President Kim Il Sung left his last signature on a historic document related to Korea's reunification.
The Korean nation's cause for national reunification is undergoing big difficulties and trials due to the vicious challenge and obstructive moves of the anti-reunification forces at home and abroad, the statement said.
The DPRK government clarifies as follows out of its patriotic desire to tide over the difficulties lying before the nation, improve the north-south relations and open up a fresh turning phase for independent reunification at present:
1. The north and the south should end reckless hostility and confrontation and open up the road for reconciliation and unity.
The grave situation in which even a single remark and act and tiny friction may lead to a dangerous conflict and destruction of the nation is prevailing on the Korean peninsula as hostility and confrontation have reached the extremes.
We should no longer remain a passive on-looker to this tragic situation in which exhaustive political strife among compatriots may cause tremendous catastrophe of the nation at a crucial time when all the Koreans should pool their strength and wisdom for the cause common to the nation.
The north and the south should open up the road for improvement of relations from fresh viewpoint and stand for the destiny of the nation.
The south Korean authorities should discard the anachronistic concept of hostility and make a bold decision to change its policy for confrontation with fellow countrymen into that for alliance and reconciliation with the north.
They should stop all kinds of the north-targeted war exercises which they conduct with outsiders, a direct product of their hostile policy toward the fellow countrymen in the north.
If they have true willingness to improve the relations with the north, they should opt for respecting and implementing the north-south agreements including the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration which were provided thanks to the top leaders of the north and the south.
2. The north and the south should reject dependence on outsiders and settle all issues by the efforts of Koreans.
The north and the south should never fall a victim to outsiders keen on catching fish in troubled waters through the division of Korea.
They should solve all issues by their own efforts in the common interests of the nation from the stand of putting the nation above all, attaching importance to the nation and achieving national unity.
The north and the south should never tolerate the unreasonable act of outsiders to interfere in the internal issue of the nation but counter it with joint efforts.
We will join hands with all those including the south Korean authorities if they take the stand of settling the issue of the north-south relations and the reunification issue of the country in line with the desire and wish of the nation.
3. The north and the south should seek reasonable reunification proposals supported by all Koreans and that guarantee the prosperity common to the nation.
There is increasing demand and requirement of fellow countrymen to achieve reunification through federal formula in Korea where differing ideologies and social systems exist.
In the June 15 joint declaration the north and the south recognized that there are common points in the north-proposed low-level federation and the south-proposed confederation, and agreed to work for reunification in this direction in the future.
The north and the south should specify the reunification proposals by way of federation and confederation and make efforts to realize them and thus actively promote co-existence, co-prosperity and common interests.
4. The north and the south should create the atmosphere favorable for the improvement of the north-south relations.
To actively create the atmosphere favorable for reconciliation and unity at present is a prerequisite for improving the extremely deteriorated north-south relations.
It is necessary to put an end to all kinds of calumnies and vituperations that foster misunderstanding and distrust among the fellow countrymen, to begin with.
Legal and institutional measures that block kindred bonds and compatriotic feelings between the north and the south should be lifted and a broad avenue for contacts, visits, cooperation and dialogue should be opened.
An end should be put at an early date to such an abnormal situation in south Korea in which the desire of the people from all walks of life for reunification is dampened and the hostility against the DPRK is incited through the racket for "eliminating forces following the north".
If the above-mentioned principled stand of the DPRK and measures taken by it in good faith are implemented, an epochal occasion will be provided in normalizing the deteriorated north-south ties, easing the situation on the Korean peninsula and achieving the national reconciliation and unity.
We express the expectation that all Koreans would actively support the principled stand of the DPRK government that was prompted by its noble sense of responsibility to improve the north-south ties and open up a wide avenue for independent reunification and that the south Korean authorities would positively respond to it.
DFRK Memorandum on Feats of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il for Korea's Reunification
Pyongyang, July 7 (KCNA) -- The Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea (DFRK) made public a memorandum Sunday to convey down through generations the great exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il, the peerless great men of Mt. Paektu, before the nation for the sacred cause of national reunification, 20 years since the President left his signature "Kim Il Sung July 7, 1994" in a historic document related to Korea's reunification.
The President wisely led the nationwide struggle to put an end to the permanent division of the country and realize the independence and complete sovereignty of the country, the memorandum said, and went on:
In several speeches including the New Year address for Juche 37 (1948) the President aroused all the people in the north and the south to the nationwide struggle to oppose the ruinous "separate election" of the U.S. imperialists and their followers.
After finding the way for preventing the national division in the unity of all patriotic forces in the north and the south, he took practical measures one after another to this end.
On his initiative, there took place in a big way the historic north-south joint conference in Pyongyang in April 1948 amid great interest and expectation of all Koreans.
At the April joint conference he made a scientific analysis of the political situation that prevailed in the country and clarified a signal measure for waging a nationwide struggle to build a reunified independent and sovereign state by pooling all efforts and to build a unified government on the principle of democracy.
Under his energetic leadership, there took place the general election for the establishment of a unified government across the north and the south, and the founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was proclaimed all over the world on September 9, 1948.
After founding the DPRK, he energetically led the struggle to form the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea comprising all patriotic political parties and social organizations in the north and the south.
There took place in Pyongyang in June 1949 a meeting for forming the front with the attendance of representatives of 71 political parties and social organizations in the presence of the President.
He directed big efforts into arousing all the Koreans to the struggle for foiling the moves to provoke a new war on the part of the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces and for realizing the reunification of the country in a peaceful way under the condition that the DPRK was founded and the front comprising patriotic forces from all walks of life in the north and the south of Korea was formed.
He provided wise guidance over the struggle to stir up the atmosphere for the independent and peaceful reunification of the country in a nationwide scale.
He clarified the policies for the independent and peaceful reunification of the country in a report to the meeting held in 1955 for celebrating the 10th anniversary of the liberation of Korea (August 15), a report to the 3rd Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea convened in April 1956 and other works.
Considering it as an important issue in realizing the peaceful reunification of the country to bring the living of the south Koreans to normal, he made sure that assistance was rendered to them with warm compatriotic feelings.
He also saw to it that the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea was formed in May 1961, thus providing a powerful driving force for realizing the independent and peaceful reunification of Korea.
At the 4th Congress of the WPK in September 1961, he stressed the need for the Korean people to reunify the country independently and peacefully.
Attaching great significance to the work of getting the force for national reunification ready, he energetically guided the struggle for its realization.
At the 8th Plenary Meeting of the 4th Central Committee of the WPK in February 1964, he advanced the outstanding policy on strengthening in every way the three forces for national reunification-- the revolutionary forces in the northern half of Korea, the revolutionary forces in south Korea and the international revolutionary forces.
When meeting a representative from the south side who came over to Pyongyang to take part in the north-south high-level political talks on May 3, 1972, he expounded the three principles of national reunification.
The north-south joint statement was made public simultaneously in Pyongyang and Seoul on July 4, 1972 amid the great interest of the Korean nation and the attention of the world.
He also wisely led the struggle to put into practice the July 4 joint statement and thus prevent the permanent division of the nation and put the national reunification movement on a new stage.
At the historic 6th Congress of the WPK in October 1980, he advanced the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo and wisely led the struggle for putting it into practice, thereby opening up a wide avenue for the independent and peaceful reunification of the country.
When the north-south relations faced a crisis due to the U.S. imperialists' vicious racket for nuclear threats, the President turned the adversities into favorable conditions with his matchless grit, thus making sure that the national reunification movement steadily advanced along the road of victory.
At the 5th Session of the 9th Supreme People's Assembly in April 1993, he declared before the world "10-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country", thus opening up a new chapter for the great national unity.
On July 7, 1994, he, looking far into the national reunification, left his last signature reading "Kim Il Sung July 7, 1994" on a historic document, reflecting the minds of all the Koreans. This was the last autograph he left in his life.
The memorandum said that leader Kim Jong Il worked heart and soul to glorify for all generations to come the undying feats performed by the President for national reunification.
The monument inscribed with the President's signature was successfully built in Panmunjom under the leadership of Kim Jong Il to convey long the President's leadership feats for reunification.
Kim Jong Il made public the famous work "Let Us Carry Out the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung's Instructions for National Reunification" on August 4, 1997, thus making a comprehensive compilation of the national reunification feats performed by the President and formulating the three principles of national reunification, the 10-point programme of the great unity of the whole nation and the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo as the three charters for national reunification.
Kim Jong Il ushered in the June 15 era of independent reunification. This shines as a distinguished exploit he performed before the country and the nation.
There took place the significant meeting of the top leaders of the north and the south for the first time in the 55 years of national division in Pyongyang in June 2000 and a historic June 15 North-South Joint Declaration was adopted and made public to the world.
He made sure that the historic "Declaration for Development of North-South Relations and Peace and Prosperity" was adopted on October 4, 2007, to the great excitement of all the Koreans and the world.
The memorandum said that the Korean nation's cause of reunification is given a steady continuity today under the outstanding and tested leadership of Marshal Kim Jong Un.
"Let Us Brilliantly Accomplish the Revolutionary Cause of Juche, Holding Kim Jong Il in High Esteem as the Eternal General Secretary of Our Party", "Let Us Add Eternal Brilliance to Comrade Kim Jong Il's Great Idea and Achievements of the Songun Revolution" and other works authored by the Marshal reflect his iron faith and will to achieve the historic cause of national reunification without fail true to the noble intentions of the peerless great men of Mt. Paektu.
The Marshal set forth from a fresh angle the line on simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force to bolster up the capabilities for self-defence with the nuclear force as a pivot which Kim Jong Il provided with his lifelong dedication, thus laying a firm foundation for the independent and peaceful reunification of the country by strictly rejecting the outsiders' domination and interference.
His speech at the military parade for celebrating the centenary of birth of the President in April 2012 has become an inspiring banner that instilled great hope and optimism about the future of a reunified country into the hearts of all Koreans.
The special proposal recently sent by the National Defence Commission of the DPRK to the south Korean authorities has aroused big support and sympathy of the public inside and outside as it reflected the desire and wish of all the Koreans to improve the north-south relations that were pushed to a catastrophe, put an end to the state of confrontation and realize at an early date the national reunification, the cherished desire of the nation.
The memorandum called on all the Koreans in the north and the south and abroad to wage a courageous nationwide struggle to carry through the instructions for national reunification of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Un