Sunday, August 30, 2015

INTER-KOREAN HIGH-RANKING EMERGENCY CONTACT HELD
The inter-Korean high-ranking emergency contact was held at Panmunjom on August 22-24 attracting, public attention within and without. Present there were Vice-Marshal Hwang Pyong So of the Korean People’s Army, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, vicechairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA and, and Kim Yang Gon, member of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and secretary of the WPK Central Committee from the north side; and Kim Kwan Jin, chief of the State Security Office of the Blue House, and Hong Yong Phyo, minister of Unification, from the south side. Both sides held a serious discussion on the principled matters that arise in preventing military confrontation and conflict and promoting mutual relations, and issued the following joint press release:

JOINT PRESS RELEASE OF THE INTER-KOREAN HIGH-RANKING
Emergency Contact The inter-Korean high-ranking emergency contact ran from August 22 to 24, 2015, at Panmunjom. It was attended by Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the Korean People’s Army, and Kim Yang Gon, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea from the north side; and Kim Kwan Jin, chief of the State Security Office of the Blue House, and Hong Yong Phyo, minister of Unification, from the south side. Both sides deliberated upon the issues for removing the acute military tension between the north and the south and developing bilateral relations and reached the following agreement:

1. North and south agreed to hold authority-to-authority talks to improve bilateral relations in Pyongyang or Seoul at the earliest date possible and conduct multi-channeled dialogue and negotiations in the future.
2. The north side expressed its regret that south Korean soldiers had been injured by the recent mine explosions in the southern part of the demilitarized zone along the Military Demarcation Line.
3. As long as an abnormal situation does not occur, the south side shall stop all its loudspeaker broadcasting in the areas along the MDL from 12:00 on August 25.
4. At the same time the north side shall lift the semi-state of war.
5. Both sides reached a consensus of opinion on holding a meeting of separated families and their relatives on the occasion of the forthcoming Harvest Moon Day and continuing such meetings, and holding Red-Cross working contact in early September to this end.
6. Both sides agreed to activate civil exchanges in different fields.

August 24, 2015 Panmunjom
TAEDONGGANG BEER

The Taedonggang beer from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is enjoying a growing popularity.

THE BEST IN NORTHEAST ASIA
Western media, like VOA, Economist and the Reuters have all reported that the Taedonggang beer is better than any one of its counterparts in northeast Asia.
An American with some experience in Pyongyang gave his impressions of the beer to VOA. He compared the beer to a bestselling beer in Asia, saying that the former was matchless and that he felt like drinking it more and more. He opined that the other Americans would, too, like the beer and the beer would enjoy popularity among them, adding that it is the best among the beers exported from northeast Asia.
Such compliments can be heard from many other foreigners in Pyongyang, like members of foreign missions, and other foreign diplomats and tourists from abroad.
Ri Pong Hak, manager of the Taedonggang Brewery, said that a former director general of the Associated Press and Ri Jun Sik, a Korean resident in America, visited the factory and, after having a taste of the beer, all gave the thumb up without any reservation.
A foreign publication carried an article on the physical and chemical analysis of the beer accompanied by the analysis of its taste, and it could not but admit the excellence of the beer.

A UNIQUE CHARM
What is the charm of the Taedonggang beer that draws beer fans?
It is ascribable to its uniqueness.
As a mild beer, its taste is, first of all, pure. Its ingredients―barley malt, white rice and hops―go well together, making it taste the same before and after drinking.
 The beer also tastes soft and sapid for the appropriate combination of bitter, refreshing, rich and fragrant tastes. Its fermentation rate is 72%, which means high, and it is aerated appropriately, exciting the drinkers’ visual sensation and appetite and making their mouths water.
Its fragrance is unique as well.
 Not only healthy people but also those on diet to treat diabetes and obesity enjoy drinking it for the rich contents of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients and low sugar quality.
 Another characteristics of the beer as a masterpiece of Korean drinks is the emotional colours of Korea―deep, sedate, bright and strong―sustained in its taste, color and fragrance like in other Korean traditional dishes.
 The beer is not so excessively simulative and explosive that it suits to both the Asians and Europeans irrespective of their physical constitution.
 Its magnetic power is also ascribable to the thoroughgoing scientific guarantee on its safety.
The Taedonggang Brewery has won ISO 9001 certification and HACCP certification by introducing CTP approved by the world.
 Scientific quality management and maximum safety guarantee of its products are the core of the brewery’s business strategy.
The brewery produces 7 kinds of beer; barley beer, beers with 30%, 50%, 70% and 100% rice, 13ºC stout with 20% of rice, and 11ºC stout.
To beat the world-renowned beers in foreign markets is the ambition of the manager of the brewery and other producers.

A COLOURFUL SCENE
The Taedonggang beer is popular in the DPRK not only in the sweltering summer days. Its popularity never diminishes even in winter. The pubs ubiquitous in Pyongyang are crowded with people all the year round.
By a state measure, the beer is provided to Pyongyang citizens at a cheap price.

In disregard of social status or strata, whether they are shop-floor workers, farmers, office workers or the elderly, people drink it, relaxing themselves enjoying their life. This is a colorful scene of the Korean-style socialism.
 The pub in the picturesque Pothonggang area in Pyongyang is always crowded. It serves 7 kinds of beer. Women can be seen among the crowded drinkers. Generally, the most popular beer is the one made from barley with 30% of rice while women tend to prefer the one made from only rice. Foreigners like tourists and representatives of international humanitarian organizations come to this pub occupying an area of 2 000m2. They say that there is no such a big pub as this in the world, and that they would not forget the memory of the Taedonggang beer.
In Pyongyang there are about 150 pubs.
Drinking the cool, refreshing Taedonggang beer, Korean people imagine a more civilized and happier tomorrow.
DEMAND OF PRESENT TIMES

The Korean nation is a homogeneous one of the same blood with a time-honoured history spanning 5 000 years.
 The Korean people, however, are now suffering from the tragic division of the country into the north and the south, owing to the military occupation of its southern half by the United States, which had set foot on it nearly 70 years ago in the guise of “liberator.”
 National division and the consequent inter-Korean confrontations have inflicted untold misfortunes on the Korean nation. Colossal amount of human and material wealth, which should have been used for independent development and co-prosperity of the Korean nation, has been wasted on fostering confrontations between fellow countrymen. Even at present the inter-Korean relations are repeating vicious cycles of mud-slinging and showdown, which increases the danger of an imminent nuclear war on the Korean peninsula.
 Distrust and confrontation between the north and the south of Korea cause the greatest damage to the Korean nation, and also endanger peace and stability in the region and the rest of the world. It is, therefore, imperative for the Korean nation to put an end to the history of confrontation between the fellow countrymen, so as to clear up the danger of war threatening them and turn the Korean peninsula, one of the hottest spots in the world, into a permanent peace zone.
For this reason not only the Korean nation itself but also peace-loving people of the world demand that the inter-Korean confrontation should be stopped.
 The present situation in which the political and military showdown has gone to such extremes that conflicts and a risk of war would ensue makes it more urgent to improve the inter-Korean relations.
 It has been long recognized worldwide that the Korean nation is intelligent one with unrivalled creativity, and thus Korea, when it is reunified, will become stronger and more prosperous in all fields of politics, military affairs, the economy and culture.
 Now is the time when the north and the south of Korea should put an end to the history of confrontation in accord with the demand of the times and the aspiration of the nation and open up a new era of independent reunification and peace and prosperity by joining efforts and wisdom.
 When the relations between the north and the south are improved, it will provide a sure guarantee for ensuring peace on the Korean peninsula and open a broad prospect of unified development and common prosperity of the Korean nation. It was eloquently proved by the fact that the inter-Korean relations of distrust and confrontation were favourably turned to those of reconciliation and unity after the adoption of the June 15 Joint Declaration at the inter-Korean summit in June 2000. Now the Korean people are looking forward to the return of the June 15 reunification era, reminiscing with emotions about those days when the people in the north and the south from all walks of life travelled freely and shared compatriot feelings.
 At present, the situation on the Korean peninsula has deteriorated to a very grave state that cannot be looked on with folded arms. At this critical moment, if any side regards the improvement of inter-Korean relations as beneficial to the other side and seeks only for confrontation, it is not a sincere attitude of those responsible for the destiny of the nation. Shunning the disgrace and misfortunes suffered by the nation and wasting time, captivated by narrow-minded factional interests and deep-rooted distrust in the fellow countrymen is as good as trampling down the national wish for reunification and committing crimes that will be cursed by the generations to come. The fierce confrontation and continuous mud-slinging between the fellow countrymen even in international arena is also an ugly scene to anybody.
 It is not an impossible issue to eradicate north-south confrontations. It is surely possible if both sides have a firm will to dispel distrust and terminate confrontation of the past days from the standpoint of “By Our Nation Itself.”
 The radical improvement of inter-Korean relations depends entirely on the attitudes and efforts of the both authorities.
 Kim Jong Un, leader of the DPRK, said in his New Year Address that an atmosphere conducive to the improvement of inter-Korean relations must be created. As a part of this, the DPRK National Defence Commission made crucial proposals to the south Korean authorities that both sides must halt all sorts of recriminations and that the latter should stop unconditionally and immediately all military moves with the outsiders against fellow countrymen, and declared that the north would act first with substantial measures. It also proposed taking mutual measures in practice to prevent a nuclear holocaust.
 The international community welcomes the DPRK’s proposals and sincerely hopes for their implementation.
 But it is not by the efforts of one side that the relations between the north and the south can be improved.
 The proposals with realistic and practical measures the DPRK made to the south Korean authorities have created conditions favourable for developing the inter-Korean relations in compliance with the aspiration of the times and desire of the nation. Now, the ball is in the court of south Korea: the south Korean authorities should refrain from shunning the DPRK’s appeal reflecting genuine patriotism and love for the nation, and make a bold decision. We urged them to discard their hidebound sense of confrontation and take a resolute step to join hands with their fellow countrymen in the North, no problem cannot be solved in inter-Korean relations.
 The international community anticipates improved relations between the north and the south of Korea at an early date.
Psychiatric Hospital in Washington

American President Barack Obama is showing symptoms unique to a psychopath who is indiscriminate and unrestrained. It is now expressed in the US policy hostile toward the DPRK President Obama is bulldozing through.
 When the DPRK launched an artificial earth satellite for peaceful purposes in December 2012, he branded it as a “long-range missile” so as to create frightening atmosphere and cause flutters across the world. His imprudent behaviours remind everybody of Don Quixote who mistook a windmill for a “giant” and a flock of sheep for a “host of troops” and charged toward them.
 Owing to the visceral reaction to the DPRK, he made much ado about a computer hacking recently committed against the Sony Pictures Entertainment of the US. Though it was later proved it was an inside job, he hastily blamed the DPRK for it, even before the results of investigation were made public, and slapped “additional sanctions” against it.
 The DPRK is now making rapid progress in building a thriving socialist country, enjoying from its people absolute trust and support that others can never copy nor imitate, and also the worldwide admiration. This country, however, is labelled by the American president as a “country to be undermined as soon as possible,” which makes people think him a sleepwalker. The country to be undermined is not the DPRK making leaps forward, but the United States of America that outlives its life and falls into decay and ruin, being likened to the Roman Empire.
 President Obama is so antagonistic to the DPRK that he seems to go crazy.
 Although the DPRK made public its peace-oriented proposals at the outset of this year, the US president refused to accept them and pushed ahead with the joint military exercises codenamed Key Resolve and Foal Eagle aimed at “thwarting its leadership” and “occupying Pyongyang.” He pays no regard to the fact that if a new war breaks out in Korea, the US mainland reportedly having not a single bomb dropped on would be engulfed in fierce flames. His recklessness cannot but be interpreted as that of a lunatic.
 Not only the US president has gone mad, but the so-called main-props of the US administration are called lunatics in a majority.
 Secretary of State Kerry in charge of foreign policies of the US seems to mingle with traitors, defectors and deportees rather than heads of sovereign state and authoritative diplomats. Far from lending an ear to just reasons of a sovereign state in regard to human rights issues, he prefers to listen to false statements made by those expelled from their countries for money. By doing so, he revealed that he is as inferior as those turncoats. Some time ago a defector from north Korea confessed that his “statement” of slandering the DPRK in regard of human rights was completely false, exposing Kerry to disgrace in international arena.
 Aston Carter, a new Defense Secretary, is also a nuke war maniac.
 In 1994 he worked out a plan of air raid on some regions of the DPRK where peaceful nuclear facilities were located, and claimed a pre-emptive strike against it in 2003, asserting that it was hard to wait for the North Korean regime to collapse. He, a draft dodger himself, is boisterous about challenge to the DPRK, world’s military power, reminding of a newborn puppy knowing no fear for a tiger.
 Such lunatics bring a dishonourable appellation to the Obama administration, “Psychiatric Hospital in Washington,” an American journalist commented. Not only Americans but many mass media across the world, including Russia, jeer at the present US administration. 


Thursday, August 27, 2015

US’ WAR CRIMES AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES EXPOSED

An article disclosing the crimes committed by the US against humanity during the Korean war was recently posted on Washington Free Beacon, a US website. The article noted the US committed terrible evil doings against north Korea by dropping more bombs there than those it had dropped in all Pacific battle sites during the Second World War, destroying many cities, killing tens of thousands of innocent civilians and forcing them to suffer without shelter and from starvation.
This is just a tip of iceberg of the massacres and human rights abuses the US has committed in its mainland, human rights tundra, and other parts of the world for a long period. As disclosed, the US had committed horrible genocides against Koreans in various parts of the DPRK in less than two months since the outbreak of the Korean War.
In Sinchon County alone, they mercilessly killed by barbarous methods baffling human imagination more than 35 000 people or one fourth of the county's population. From the beginning of January to March in 1952 nine regiments of the US air force made a total of 804 sorties to spread germ-carrying insects and things and bombs over 169 areas in the northern half of Korea, an unprecedented germ warfare to exterminate the Korean nation. GIs have killed many innocent peoples of various countries under the pretext of "war on terrorism." More than 1 205 000 Iraqis lost their lives and a million were missing for five years since 2003 due to GIs' reckless military operations. Over 3 000 Afghans fell victims to the GIs' "war on terrorism" in 2011 alone. Due to the US drone attack under the pretext of "destroying bases of terrorists", many civilians lost their lives in various countries.
This notwithstanding, the US is styling itself a protector of "human rights" and a champion of "humanitarianism" while taking issue with others' "human rights performance." US Secretary of State Kerry reportedly urged the staff members of his Department recently to prevent information leakage after a series of top secrets were opened to public by media. Among the cases is the one that a high-ranking official of the Department of State in an "annual report" on flesh traffic diluted its contents in an effort to play down the records of a country's flesh traffic, which was opened to public by internet.
As seen above, all the "human rights reports" the US issues annually by inventing various pretexts to take issue with human rights performance of other countries are no more than sheer fabrications to interfere in the internal affairs of the countries and thus attain its ulterior purposes. It has become clearer this time that the "report of the Inquiry Commission" issued last year to take issue with the human rights performance in the DPRK was the one peppered with lies and fabrications.
No wonder, Kerry is troubled with the leakage of top secrets including the above-said fabrication of information about flesh traffic.

The US can never cover up its true colors as the worst human rights abuser in the world.

Monday, August 24, 2015

DPRK FM ON SITUATION THAT REACHED BRINK OF WAR

As already reported, the south Korean puppet forces perpetrated again such grave military provocation as firing dozens of shells into the area of the DPRK's side in the area along the Military Demarcation Line on Thursday.
The DPRK Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday in this connection:
The south Korean puppet forces claimed before any others that they made a retaliatory firing because the DPRK's side fired one shell first, but this was a completely sheer lie and fabrication.
On Thursday the DPRK's side clarified that it did not fire even a single bullet or single shell at the enemy's side first nor it made any accidental firing.
The recent shelling incident unilaterally committed by the south Korean puppet forces was neither incidental nor an accident but a carefully calculated provocation committed by themselves.
It is a trite method of the successive south Korean rulers to cook up a shocking incident in the area along the MDL whenever they face a crisis in a bid to divert the attention of public at home and abroad elsewhere and seek a way out of it.
The recent incident was an undisguised provocation aimed to tide over their crisis, get breathing spell and strain the situation on the Korean Peninsula to an extreme pitch of tension and thus spoil other's festival.
The enemy cooked up the "mine explosion" case in an area along the Military Demarcation Line and resumed broadcasting for psychological warfare against the north under that pretext in a bid to rattle its nerve to the worst extent, while staging large-scale joint military exercises together with the U.S. By escalating the tension this way, they carried out the artillery firing after creating psychological situation to make the international community think the DPRK's side might fire one shell first and are now insisting it was "firing in retaliation" against the former's shelling.
However, the enemy were seriously mistaken this time.
They tried to divert elsewhere the attention of the world people through the shelling, becoming unable to escape the fate of perishing in the flames kindled by themselves.
The General Staff of the Korean People's Army sent an ultimatum to the south Korean puppet Ministry of Defense at 17:00, Pyongyang time, on August 20 that a strong military action would be launched unless it stops the anti-DPRK broadcasting for psychological warfare and dismantles all psywar means within 48 hours.
The Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea examined and ratified the offensive operation plan of the KPA Front Command to launch retaliatory strike and counterattack on the whole length of the front all at once. It also approved the decision of the KPA General Staff in which it sent an ultimatum to the south Korean puppet Ministry of Defense.
Supreme leader Kim Jong Un issued an order of the supreme commander of the Korean People's Army that the frontline large combined units of the KPA should enter a wartime state to be fully battle ready to launch surprise operations and the area along the front be put in a semi-war state from 17:00 on Friday.
The situation which has reached the brink of war is now hardly controllable.
We have exercised our self-restraint for decades.
Now no one's talk about self-restraint is helpful to putting the situation under control.

The army and people of the DPRK are poised not to just counteract or make any retaliation but not to rule out an all-out war to protect the social system, their own choice, at the risk of their lives.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

CANCELLATION OF THE JOINT DRILL TO TEST US INTENTION



A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Institute of American Studies warned on August 21 that the US-south Korea joint military exercises have gone too far with their aggressive nature getting more obvious. “The joint military exercises are staged on the DPRK’s doorstep, not in the US, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean or in any other places that do not pose threat to the DPRK, which is the dangerousness of the joint military exercises quite different from other normal military drills,” he said. Given that the troops of 11 nations put together which are participating in the NATO’s current “rapid response 15” joint military exercises in Europe—billed as the largest ever since the Cold War—number less than 5 000, the US-south Korea joint drill that involves over 30 000 US troops and more than 50 000 south Korean personnel shows how much risky it is in terms of scale, he said. Describing the US argument that it cannot cancel the joint drill as it has been staged for more than 40 years as a poor excuse, he pointed out that the US skipped the “Team Spirit” according to the 1992 DPRK-US agreement and the year witnessed progress in maintaining peace on the Korean peninsula with the north and the south concluding a non-aggression agreement and signing a joint declaration on denuclearization. In the late 1960s, when the joint drill was staged for the first time, the US claimed that it was aimed at training commitment of US troops in light of a contingency on the Korean peninsula, but the drill has turned extremely provocative and aggressive by aiming to remove the DPRK’s leadership and occupy Pyongyang, he noted, adding that even the US president recently clamoured for the breakdown of the DPRK’s social system. Page 2 of 2 “The reality makes us stay more alert to the aggressive and risky joint drill and tolerate it no longer. “The cancellation of the joint drill, a stark revelation of the US hostile approach to the DPRK, will become a yardstick to test whether the US intends to settle the Korean peninsula issue peacefully or not,” he stressed.

Pyongyang Means What It Says


A hair-trigger situation has been created on the Korean peninsula, which could lead to an outbreak of war at any moment.
On August 4 a mine exploded for some unknown reason near an MP post in the south of the Demilitarized Zone along the Military Demarcation Line, which divides the peninsula into north and south. The south Korean authorities, in collusion with the United States, lost no time in clamouring about the north’s involvement in the incident, claiming that the soldiers from the north had trespassed on their territory to lay the mine. Then they ordered the anti-north broadcasting for psychological warfare to be resumed throughout the frontline.
It is remindful of the raid on the broadcasting station at Gorlitz 76 years previously, when Hitler started the Second World War by declaring to the world that the Polish army had intruded into the German territory and committed a “provocation.”
Psychological warfare is in effect an act of war.
Pyongyang did not tolerate it. The General Staff of the Korean People’s Army issued a 48- hour ultimatum on August 20 that if the south Korean defence ministry does not stop the resumed anti-north propaganda and withdraw all the means of psychological warfare, it will immediately launch tough military actions.
Notwithstanding this, the south Korean defence ministry fabricated another incident on the afternoon of August 20. The south Korean army fired 36 rounds of artillery shells on the posts of the KPA on the absurd pretext that the KPA fired one southward. The outrage it perpetrated without identifying the source of firing, point of impact of the fired shell and its type, when viewed by people with reason, was indeed hysteric. It seems that Pyongyang is determined to punish the provokers severely, the way a man controls a mad dog with a stick. To cope with the grave situation, the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea convened an emergency enlarged meeting on the night of August 20.
The meeting listened to the report from the General Bureau of Reconnaissance of the KPA General Staff on the circumstances and truth of the military provocations that occurred on the afternoon of August 20 on the mid-western sector of the front as well as the overall enemy movements. It discussed political and military countermeasures to frustrate the enemy’s war moves.
It examined and ratified the KPA Front Command’s offensive operational plan, which is designed to launch an immediate counterstrike and counteroffensive across the front in times of emergency. Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un of the KPA ordered the large combined units on the front to get into a war state at 17:00 on August 21, armed so fully that they could start operations at any moment, and declared a semi-war state in the frontline areas. Commanding officers, who will command the local military operations to destroy the enemy’s means of psychological warfare if he does not stop the broadcasting for the smear campaign in 48 hours and to put down the enemy’s possible reactions, were appointed and dispatched to the front without delay.
Pyongyang has never pardoned provokers. The Pueblo, a US armed spy ship which had been intruding into the territorial waters of other countries experiencing no trouble, was captured in January 1968 as soon as it had intruded into the territorial waters of north Korea. The United States clamoured about “retaliation” for this, and Pyongyang offered a resolute response, saying it would answer the US “retaliation” with its own retaliation and the US “all-out war” with its own all-out war. Disheartened, the United States could not but submit a written apology, the first of its kind in the US history. The north Korean soldiers mercilessly shot down the US large spy plane EC-121 in April 1969, when it had intruded into the territorial airspace of their country.
In August 1976, they killed at a stroke some US officers who had been pouncing upon them wielding axes at Panmunjom situated along the Military Demarcation Line. In December 1994, they shot down at a single shot a US helicopter when it had intruded into the territorial airspace of north Korea.
In November 2010, when the south Korean military, egged on by the United States, committed such a provocative act as firing shells towards the territorial waters of north Korea, north Korean guns turned Yonphyong Island, the base of the provokers, into a lake of fire. North Korea, already possessed of invincible armed forces, has now a nuclear deterrent so as to tame the United States which is behaving arrogantly on this planet wielding nuclear weapons. Everyone should know that north Korea values its sovereignty and self-respect most and has the will and capability to punish and annihilate without mercy those who dare provoke it, wherever they may be on this planet.

The south Korean authorities, which persist in provoking north Korea, and the United States, which eggs them on, would be well advised not to behave rashly. Pyongyang has already warned that only death is waiting for the provokers. Pyongyang means what it says

WHO IS THE PROVOKER?


The suspicious “land mine explosion” in the western Demilitarized Zone along the Military Demarcation Line that bisects the Korean peninsula has created a touch-and-go situation in the peninsula.
On August 4 this year, a land mine exploded near an MP post in the south of the Demilitarized Zone. South Korea, in its report on “joint investigation” shared with the United States, insisted that it was an “intentional attack” by means of a land mine the north Korean soldiers had laid after trespassing on its territory. As soon as the report was made public, US soldiers with UN helmets on their heads appeared on the Military Demarcation Line at Panmumjom, and megaphoned that it was a “violation of the Korean Armistice Agreement,” and a “serious challenge to the south-north agreement on nonaggression.” They thus revealed by themselves that the “land mine explosion” was a plot the south Korean authorities concocted in collusion with the United States.
As a matter of fact, various types of land mines, including those made in the former Soviet Union, China and the United States, have been buried in a disorderly fashion in the Demilitarized Zone. It is a stark reality that many of them are washed away in rainy season and explode whenever a fire breaks out.
This notwithstanding, on the excuse of this incident, the broadcasting for smear campaign against north Korea resumed by the south Korean military authorities along the whole front is continuing day and night; to make the matter worse, conservative organizations have been enlisted for leaflet scattering against north Korea.
Leaflet scattering is now expanding to the whole area along the Military Demarcation Line. Leaflet scattering, an open provocation for war, is the most naked act of psychological warfare, which is, in essence, an act of aggressive war against north Korea.
In relation to this, on August 20 the General Staff of the Korean People’s Army sent an ultimatum to the south Korean Defense Ministry to stop the resumed anti-north broadcasting and withdraw all the means of psychological warfare or else it would immediately launch a powerful military action.
Unheedful of this warning, the south Korean military authorities fabricated another incident, this time “firing of a shell by the north,” and on August 20 provoked the north on the Midwestern section of the front by firing dozens of artillery shells northward on the absurd pretext that the KPA fired one southward.
The gravity of the prevailing situation lies in that the south Korean military authorities perpetrated the provocation without identifying the source of firing and the point of impact of the fired shell that should have been found out on their own territory and without ascertaining whether it was an anti-aircraft shell, a rifle shot or a rocket.
In retrospect, whenever an accident happened, the south Korean authorities provoked the north as a habit. There are numerous examples to illustrate this. They attributed the sinking of a corvette to the north’s torpedo attack and branded an unidentifiable drone far overhead as the one flying from the north. They even asserted that a door of the WC was a residue of the north’s drone and a broken vacuum flask, a fragment of a rocket fired from the north’s multiple launch rocket system. They went so far as to call the north’s peaceful artificial satellites long-range missiles, with a sinister aim of swaying public opinion. As is widely known, having aggravated the inter-Korean relations on the groundless excuse of “land mine explosion” and “firing of a shell,” the US and the south Korean authorities are staging joint military exercises on an extensive scale driving the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of war.
To cope with this critical situation, the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea convened an emergency enlarged meeting. The meeting checked the frontline large combined units’ combat preparedness and discussed political and military countermeasures to frustrate the enemy’s war moves. It also examined and ratified the KPA Front Command’s offensive operational plan, which is designed to launch an immediate counter strike and counteroffensive across the front in times of emergency. Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un of the KPA ordered the large combined units on the front to get into a war state at 17:00 on August 21, armed so fully that they could start operations at any moment, and declared a semi-war state in the frontline areas.
Now the army and people in north Korea are fully determined to deal a merciless, annihilating blow at the provokers.

The south Korean authorities should act with prudence, and they are well advised to think how their hysteric outrage will end up. 

FM: DPRK Ready for Full-Scale War


“We have exercised restraint as much as we can for decades, and any calls for restraint at present are no help to control the situation,” the DPRK Foreign Ministry said in a statement on August 21. It added that the DPRK army and people are even ready for a full-scale war, not a simple countermeasure or retaliation, to safeguard their social system at the cost of their lives.
The statement came after the south Korean military fired dozens of shells at the DPRK’s territory.
The military provocation following a series of self-orchestrated incidents is not accidental but closely calculated, it said.
The Park Geun Hye clique is mired in a crisis over unpopular governance, worsened inter-Korean relations caused by extreme anti-reunification approach and confrontational racket, vicious cycle of tension and escalation, THAAD deployment and diplomatic issues, it noted.
The recent incident is a blatant provocation which stemmed from a reckless scheme to find a way out of the crisis and disturb the other’s festival, it said.
Referring to the resolute measures taken by the DPRK, it said the touch-and-go situation cannot be turned back any more.

“We are closely following the shadow of the US cast behind south Korea’s shelling, and if the combat escalates we are fully poised to react to any slightest provocation by US aggressors,” it stressed.
SPOKESMAN FOR DPRK NDC WARNS ABE GROUP NOT TO RUN WILD FOR REVIVAL OF MILITARISM
A spokesman for the National Defence Commission of the DPRK on August 19 released a statement as regards the “statement to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII” made by Japanese Prime Minister Abe on August 14.
Abe’s “statement” on the 70th anniversary of the Japanese imperialists’ defeat in the war should have been full of deep remorse and heartfelt apology for the bloody crime-woven past which inflicted tremendous damage and sufferings on the Korean and other Asian peoples, the statement said, and went on: No sooner had Abe’s “statement” been published than it aroused hatred and resentment of public at home and abroad. Abe’s “statement” is a blatant challenge to the sovereignty and dignity of the DPRK, international justice and conscience of mankind as it concealed, curtailed and avoided the crimes from the beginning to the last.
Abe is a typical example of modern samurais who carried forward craftiness and belligerency and is accustomed to ultra-right reactionary idea as he is running the whole gamut of gimmick to bury the unprecedented hair-raising crimes into the oblivion of history. Looking back on the past, what Abe buckled down to right after he became the driver of a militarist chariot running headlong into the road of reinvasion was to revise the constitution in order to totally deny the legal position of Japan as a war criminal state and defeated state which is unable to make any military threat or use and have army after the Second World War.

The army and people of the DPRK will certainly and unconditionally force the Japanese reactionaries, the sworn enemy, to pay thousand-fold price generation after generation. If Abe does not want to face nightmare-like tragedy on this planet, he should bring his knees before the Korean people and mankind, unconditionally apologize for the unheard-of crimes and make honest reparation for them, showing his will in practice to prevent Japan from repeating the crime-woven past. This is the best way for saving Japan from running fast to ruin.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Kim Jong Un Gives Field Guidance to Farm No. 1116 under KPA Unit

Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA) Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, gave field guidance to the Farm No. 1116 under KPA Unit 810.
He said that he came here, very pleased to be told about grass for fodder the farm is cultivating on an experimental basis.
He was very satisfied to see for a long while the grass to be used as fodder growing tall in the field.
It is laudable that the farm succeeded in cultivating nutritious and high-yielding grass on an experimental basis, he noted, naming it "Aegukpul".
He learned in detail about the nutritional feature of the grass and method of its cultivation.
The grass is good for feeding cattle, goats, sheep, rabbits, geese, pigs and other livestock and it can be used as substrate for cultivating mushroom as it contains a lot of crude protein and a sufficient amount of various kinds of microelements, he stressed.
In order to raise grass-eating animals in a big way it is necessary to create grassland under a long-term plan and, at the same time, widely cultivate high-yielding grass, he said, underscoring the need to wage a dynamic drive to widely propagate "Aegukpul" across the country.
He looked at bean crops and high-yielding corn species now under cultivation at the farm on an experimental basis.
The farm is a model, standard bearer and vanguard in carrying out the party's policy for bringing about a radical turn in seed improvement, he noted, adding that it shows eye-opening successes whenever he visits it after hearing exciting news and the longer he goes round the farm, the dearer it looks.
He underlined the need to let leading officials of the Party Central Committee, ministries, national institutions and provinces, cities and counties visit this farm so that they may clearly learn how they should implement the party's policy for bringing about a radical turn in seed improvement.
He expressed expectation and belief that officials, party members and working people of the farm would creditably perform their honorable mission and duty, bearing deep in mind their pride and honor of working on the experimental farm of the Party Central Committee and thus always take the lead in the drive for decisively settling the people's food problem.


Kim Jong Un Sends Message of Congratulations to Women Football Players

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, Saturday sent a message of congratulations to the women football players who won the title of the 2015 EAFF Women's East Asia Cup.
The full text of the message of congratulations reads:
To Our Women's Soccer Players Who Have Won the 2015 EAFF Women's East Asia Cup
I extend warm congratulations to you, our proud and trustworthy women's soccer players, for having chalked up one victory after another and secured the first place in the 2015 EAFF Women's East Asia Cup.
You have wonderfully lived up to the expectations of the Party, the country and the people that our women's soccer players would emerge a victor without fail.
You have played the games by giving play to your indomitable spiritual strength and employing the attacking tactics advanced by our Party and thus written an amazing sports story.
By causing the blue and red flag of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to be hoisted at the tournament, you have demonstrated to the whole world the prestige and mettle of the powerful Juche country shining together with the names of the great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and prepared a proud gift dedicated to the 70th anniversaries of the liberation of the country and the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea.
On behalf of our Party, the Government of the DPRK and all the service personnel and people, I once again offer warm congratulations and militant greetings to you, the laudable daughters of the country and the people.
The whole country is waiting for you.
Return home quickly in good health.


Kim Jong Un Greets Women East Asian Cup Winners at Airport

DPRK women footballers arrived at the Pyongyang International Airport on Monday after winning the 2015 EAFF East Asian Cup.
During the games held in Wuhan, China they trounced the Japanese, Chinese and south Korean rivals, scoring 9 goals by applying guerilla-style offensive tactics and thus created the myth of winning every match.
Supreme leader Kim Jong Un together with Ri Sol Ju greeted them at the airport.
Accompanying him were Choe Ryong Hae, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Ri Il Hwan, department director of the C.C., the WPK, Kim Yong Hun, minister of Physical Culture and Sports, and Kim Jong Man, chairman of the Football Federation of the DPRK.
At 4:00 p.m. the plane entered the area before the terminal.
Amid the playing of a welcome music, Kim Jong Un together with Ri Sol Ju came out to it.
He shook the hand of each footballer and warmly congratulated them on bringing gold medals to the country. He had a photo taken with them.
Warmly congratulating them, proud daughters of the country and its people, once again in the names of the WPK, the government of the DPRK and all service personnel and people for demonstrating the dignity and might of the power of Juche in the games by displaying indefatigable mental power and by applying the guerilla-style offensive tactics set forth by the Party, and preparing a precious gift dedicated to the 70th anniversaries of the liberation of the country and the founding of the WPK, he gave warm thanks to them.
Greatly excited and touched to have the honor of being greeted by him upon their return home, the women footballers rushed to his arms with tears welling up in their eyes.
Huge crowds at the airport enthusiastically welcomed the footballers who came back in triumph after adding glory to the country with indomitable spirit, grit and high technique.
Pyongyang City was wrapped in a festive atmosphere as more than 200 000 citizens enthusiastically welcomed them along the long route from the airport to the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium.

Friday, August 07, 2015

SONGUN-BASED LEADERSHIP AND KOREA’S LIBERATION



On August 15, 1945, the Korean nation was freed from the bitter fate of colonial slaves of the Japanese imperialists. Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), the father of socialist Korea, achieved the historic cause of national liberation by dint of Songun-based leadership.
Kim Il Sung provided a powerful ideological and theoretical banner for achieving the cause of national liberation by creating the Juche idea and Songun idea.
He set out on the road of revolutionary struggle to liberate his country in his early teens, and in June 1930 put forward the line of the anti-Japanese armed struggle based on the principles of the Juche idea and Songun idea, at a meeting of Korean revolutionaries held at Kalun in Northeast China.
It was a correct line that scientifically analyzed the nature of imperialism and reflected accurately the realities of Korea and many other colonial countries across the world in those days.
Owing to the aggressive and predatory nature of imperialism, it never withdraws of its own accord from the colonies but mainly resorts to violence to maintain its colonial rule. Therefore, the peoples of colonies, only when they take arms in their hands, can become the masters of their destinies free from the lot of slaves, and carve them out independently and creatively.
It was a historical review of the anti-Japanese struggle in Korea at that time. The Korean people, who found themselves at the crossroads of life and death, rose up to fight against the cruel colonial rule by the Japanese imperialists. People from all walks of life waged constantly mass struggles against the Japanese imperialists across the country, but met with many a setback under the barbarous repression by Japanese armed forces. Bourgeois nationalists of Korea dreamed of gaining independence of the country by making compromise with Japanese imperialism or seeking help from great powers. Their naïve dreams were impossible. They were too ignorant of the imperialist nature.
Kim Il Sung put forward a line of liberating Korea neither by relying on outside forces nor by peaceful means, but by Koreans own efforts and by waging armed struggle on the basis of the Juche idea and Songun idea. Since then the national liberation struggle of Korea could be firmly put on the scientific and correct road.
Kim Il Sung achieved the countrys independence by preparing the powerful forces of Songun revolution and vigorously exercising Songun-based leadership.
On April 25, 1932, he founded the Anti-Japanese Peoples Guerrilla Army, the predecessor of the Korean Peoples Army. It was a significant event that marked the birth of the main force of the Korean revolution, the core force of the Songun revolution, and the beginning of his Songun-based leadership.
In the course of expanding and strengthening the AJPGA he developed it into the Korean Peoples Revolutionary Army and built it up as an invincible military ranks through the fierce battles against the Japanese army. The KPRA, under his command, dealt heavy blows to the Japanese army in the battles of Pochonbo, Jiansanfeng, Hongtoushan and many others with unique strategy and tactics.
While strengthening the KPRA, he rallied the broad masses around it to further expand the forces of the Songun revolution. He founded in May 1936 the Association for the Restoration of the Fatherland, an anti-Japanese national united front organization, in order to firmly unite the masses of all strata on the basis of the worker-peasant alliance and mobilize their unfathomable strength for achieving the cause of national liberation. After the founding of the ARF, all the patriotic, anti-Japanese forces of Korea could rally firmly as one under the banner of national liberation and further strengthen the struggle.
He paid special attention to achieving army-people unity in the whole course of the anti-Japanese armed struggle, thus consolidating the force of the Songun revolution as firm as a rock. In those days he put forth an aphorism, As fish cannot live without water, so guerrillas cannot live without the people. The KPRA fighters protected the lives and properties of the people at the cost of their lives, true to his intention, and the people aided the KPRA with all sincerity. It constituted one of important factors that made the KPRA, without state backing and assistance from a regular army, always throw the powerful Japanese imperialists on the defensive whenever they fought battles.
Relying on the reliable forces, he organized the final operations for liberating the country. Under his order issued on August 9, 1945, to start general offensive, the KPRA launched the operations for final campaign against the enemy and the people in the homeland joined in them, with arms in hands, harassing the Japanese army in the rear. At last the Japanese imperialists were defeated and the Korean people achieved their countrys liberation on August 15, 1945.

The achievements President Kim Il Sung accomplished in liberating Korea with the Songun-based leadership will shine forever in the history of the anti-imperialist national liberation struggle of the world.