Thursday, October 29, 2015


Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- The statement of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK which clarified the principled stand of the DPRK to replace the Korean Armistice Agreement with a peace treaty is evoking a lively response in the world.
Reuters, AFP and a radio broadcasting service of France, Vietnamese newspapers Nhan Dan and Quan Doi Nhan Dan and other media of many countries are reporting the statement every day under the titles "North Korea rejects dialogue proposed by U.S. and south Korea on condition of nuclear dismantlement, asserts conclusion of a peace treaty" and "DPRK Foreign Ministry in a statement urges the U.S. to come out for conclusion of a peace treaty".
This is a vivid expression of the active support and solidarity by the world peace-loving people with the fair and aboveboard proposal of the DPRK to remove the danger of a war and create a peaceful environment on the Korean Peninsula by concluding a peace treaty between the DPRK and the U.S. at an early date.
The DPRK has consistently called for replacing the AA with a peace treaty, considering the present AA would not help hold off armed conflict and the outbreak of a new war.
The DPRK recently re-clarified the above-said stand on the basis of a serious lesson it had drawn from the situation which prevailed on the peninsula in last August.
A minor accidental case pushed the situation to the brink of a war. This finally proved that the present AA would never check conflict and war and that what is a prerequisite to ensuring environment for lasting peace on the peninsula is to conclude a peace treaty between the DPRK and the U.S.
The conclusion of the peace treaty presents itself as a top priority task for settling the Korean issue also because long-standing efforts for dialogue for the denuclearization of the peninsula ended without success.
Taking into consideration the stand of the parties concerned for discussing the denuclearization issue before anything else in the past, the DPRK took part in the negotiations 
for handling the denuclearization at the six-party talks first and also discussed the nuclear issue and the issue of ensuring peace at the same time. But all efforts proved futile and even though partial agreements were reached, they were not put into practice.
The U.S. is persistently pursuing its hostile policy toward the DPRK, escalating the tension on the peninsula through ever more undisguised military provocations.
Even at this time when the DPRK clarified its stand for concluding a peace treaty, the U.S. staged large-scale combined naval exercises with the south Korean navy by bringing nuclear carrier Ronald Reagan, cruisers and Aegis destroyers to the waters off Pusan.
Despite its persistent nuclear blackmail and nuclear war exercises against the DPRK, the U.S. urges the DPRK to come out to a negotiating table after scrapping its nuclear program, claiming the denuclearization is a priority. This is a brigandish logic and sophism that can be let loose by aggressors only.
The U.S. is now standing against the conclusion of a peace treaty and increasing the tension on the peninsula, prompted by its hegemonic ambition for the region.
The U.S. undisguised hostile policy toward the DPRK, ceaseless large-scale joint military exercises and the introduction of nuclear strike means into south Korea are causing an evil cycle of confrontation and escalation of tension on the peninsula. This is sparking off arms race and ratcheting up tension in the Asia-Pacific region.
Andrei Ivanov, expert of Moscow State International Relations' University of Russia, when interviewed by media said: All rackets targeting Pyongyang are pursuant to the U.S. aim to boost military muscle in the Asia-Pacific and build a missile shield with the nuclear threat from North Korea as a pretext. What matters is not Pyongyang but Washington's ambition targeting Beijing and Moscow.
This is by no means accidental.
All this proves that the denuclearization of the peninsula touted by the U.S. is nothing but an empty talk just as it was before and that the conclusion of a peace treaty between the DPRK and the U.S. is the wisest solution to the issue.
Unless a priority is given to the conclusion of a peace treaty with the U.S., chief criminal responsible for the escalation of tension on the peninsula, it would be impossible to ensure genuine and lasting peace on the peninsula nor would it be possible to solve any other issues of interest of the countries concerned including the U.S.

The U.S. should no longer resort to the racket of "nuclear dismantlement of the north" and nuclear confrontation but seriously respond to the crucial proposal for replacing the AA with a peace treaty at an early date. 

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Pyongyang, October 21 (KCNA) -- A horrible shooting spree case has occurred at a university in Oregon State, the U.S. recently. Gun-related crimes are so prevalent in the U.S. that even President Obama grumbled that mass murder by shooting spree has become a common occurrence in the U.S. Commenting on this, Minju Joson Wednesday says the gun-related crimes getting ever more prevalent in the U.S. is a tragedy brought about by the U.S. politicians themselves. But the U.S. politicians are shelving the situation of the country where lots of citizens become victims of gun-related crimes, and are calling hoarse on other countries to ensure “human rights”, the news analyst says, and go on: There is a need for American politicians to come to their senses, though belatedly. The international community has already branded the U.S. as the world's worst human rights abuser. The human rights situation in the U.S. has almost reached the state of festering beyond pitiful state. No one knows what misfortune it will sustain if it continues to admonish others while styling itself the "human rights judge", feigning ignorance of the severity of the situation. The U.S. had better be more concerned about ensuring its citizens the right to existence, and remove the cause of its internal trouble, before "worrying" about others. -0-

Pyongyang, October 20 (KCNA) --Some days ago,U.S. President Obama made an "apology" for the indiscriminate U.S. forces' bombing of a hospital run by international medical charity in a northern city of Afghanistan. Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a commentary says: The recent atrocity once again proved that the U.S. styling itself "human rights champion" is very hypocritical to be a target of international criticism. The U.S. exposed itself its true colors as a kingpin of international terrorism and the worst human rights abuser in the eyes of the world through its military attack on the peace-loving civilians in utter disregard of international law, the commentary notes, and goes on:With neither rhetoric nor jugglery can the U.S. evade the responsibility as a criminal. It should face a stern judgment for its grave human rights abuses. Even at this moment, the U.S. makes no scruple of committing state-sponsored terrorism against other countries under the signboard of "counter-terrorism" in defiance of international law and the UN for the purpose of reducing the world to the one dominated by the U.S. Any people are subject to slavery when they have human rights which are not provided by sovereignty and human rights which cannot be protected by them. It is impossible to protect the life of the people without sovereignty. The U.S. can never conceal its criminal intention to violate the sovereignty of other countries while trumpeting about "human rights issue”. The criminal U.S. is sure to be severely punished by history. The doom of the aggressors has already been sealed.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


Pyongyang, October 17 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA Saturday as regards the hostile forces' moves to bring up an anti-DPRK "human rights resolution" for discussion at the UN: Under the manipulation of the U.S. the EU and Japan are again holding negotiations to prepare a draft in a bid to get an anti-DPRK "human rights resolution" adopted at the 70th UN General Assembly.

This is a mean plot of the U.S. and its followers to incite another confrontation with the DPRK at the UN. The U.S. is the world's worst human rights abuser and tundra of human rights and the criminal state to be dealt with at the UN without delay.

The U.S. is perpetrating without hesitation human rights abuses in every part of the world such as aggression, war and man-killing, mercilessly trampling down the right to existence and vital rights.
It was none other than the U.S. that drove a tank over schoolgirls to death in south Korea. It deliberately dropped bombs over a hospital, killing many patients including children, not content with massacring innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was again the U.S. which set up secret prisons in other countries and resorted to medieval torture which made even brutes blush. Racial discrimination and policemen's killing of blacks are a commonplace in the U.S. and horrible gun-related crimes are taking place every day, making people tremble with fear of death. The same is the case with the EU very talkative about human rights protection and humanitarianism.
It is Europe where a serious human tragedy is taking place as no proper measures are taken for refugees coming in groups to it from the Mideast in quest of means of living. Refugees are handled like luggage to be suffocated to death en masse. But the EU is keeping mum about the U.S. aggression and human rights abuses which spawned the refugee issue.
As seen above, the EU, failing to mind its own business, is groundlessly finding fault with the DPRK over its "human rights issue" in pursuance of the U.S. policy. The DPRK has shown its utmost good faith in order to have dialogue and cooperation in the field of human rights. It invited the EU representative for human rights and the UN high commissioner for human rights recently.
But the EU turned down even an offer of the DPRK to arrange its meeting with families of "defectors from the north" in question and unilaterally canceled the representative's visit to the DPRK which had already been agreed upon. It is busy with the moves to adopt the anti-DPRK resolution which have lasted for more than 10 years, peddling a "report" peppered with sheer lies.
The EU is depending on the false document cooked up by the hostile forces while turning a blind eye to the reality. Its attitude is the height of hypocrisy and far-fetched assertions. Japan is taking the lead in the "human rights racket" against the DPRK. It is persistently instigating the EU to tarnish the image of the DPRK in a foolish bid to cover its past crimes against humanity and gain political benefit.

The EU and Japan should give up the above-said attempt at once and opt to handle the existing hideous human rights issues of the West including the U.S. human rights abuses and the refugee crisis in Europe.
It is absolutely unpardonable that the arch criminals abusing the human rights are taking issue with the DPRK like a thief crying "Stop the thief!"
The current UN General Assembly will turn into the platform on which all peace-loving countries will curse and denounce the real human rights abusers including the U.S. The DPRK will foil the hostile forces' reckless "human rights" hysteria against it with the toughest counteraction.


Over nine decade have passed since Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), President of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, had formed the “Down-with-Imperialism Union (DIU)” on October 17, 1926. The formation of the DIU is of special importance in the modern history of Korea in that the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK), the guiding force of the Korean society, traces its origin back to the formation of the DIU.
The programme of the WPK is based on that of the DIU.
When Korea was under the military occupation of Japan (1905-1945), the young President, shouldering the destiny of Korea and its people, embarked on the road of revolutionary struggle. He keenly realized that the previous nationalist movement and the early communist movement could never achieve Korea’s liberation and independence, for they were stained with scramble for the sphere of influence, factional strife, flunkeyism and dogmatism, and devoted his all to find a new way of struggle. In course of this, he formed the DIU, a new vanguard organization of the Korean revolution, by rallying young revolutionaries with one and the same idea and will.
Its formation was a historic declaration heralding a new start of the Korean revolution and also a significant event that ushered in a dramatic change for the Korean people in carving out their destiny. It made it possible for the Korean revolution to follow the road of a new development with clear objectives and tactics of its struggle and for the Korean people to carve out their destiny with their own responsibility and by their own efforts as the independent driving force of history.
The DIU set it as its immediate task to defeat Japanese imperialism and achieve Korea’s liberation and independence and its final objective to build socialism and communism in Korea and, further, destroy all imperialism and build communism throughout the world.
The programme of the DIU, based on the clear-cut ideals of anti-imperialism and independence, served the fundamental basis of the programme of the WPK which was found nearly 20 years later, on October 10, 1945. The WPK sets it its immediate objective to achieve complete victory of socialism in Korea and carry out the national liberation and the people’s democratic revolution on the whole Korean peninsula and its ultimate goal to fully realize the independence of the popular masses by modelling the whole society on the Juche idea. It also defines it as its important task to oppose all kinds of imperialism and dominationism including US imperialism and struggle for peace, democracy, national independence and victory in socialism throughout the world.
The WPK has strictly adhered to the principle of independence advanced by the DIU as the guiding principles for its party building and activities.
It was above-mentioned that the DIU was made up of revolutionaries of a new generation who were not infected by subservience to great powers and dogmatism, inveterate maladies of the previous national movement in Korea. Since the formation of the DIU, the Korean revolution entered a new road advancing under the banner of independence. The revolutionaries of the new generation trained by the DIU chose the way to believing in the people and relying on their efforts so as to liberate their country. They finally achieved Korea’s liberation by waging the two-decade-long anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle.
Herein lies the factor which enabled socialist Korea to have consistently traversed the road of independent development, displaying its dignity as an independent power. The WPK has always kept above all the demands and interests of the country and the people in solving all problems, rejecting foreign domination and interference.
There are some examples proving that the WPK has strictly adhered to the principle of independence. It took the road of Korean-style democracy in building a new society after its national liberation (August 15, 1945) when the Korean war (1950-1953)unleashed by the aggression of the United States devastated everything in the country, it held fast to a unique line of economic construction on giving priority to the growth of heavy industry while simultaneously developing light industry and agriculture; it always adhered to the line of building an independent national economy, turning down the pressure of great-power chauvinists to join the COMECON (Council for Mutual Economic Aid).
In the closing years of last century socialism collapsed in the former Soviet Union and other East European countries in succession. Witnessing such phenomenon, the imperialists guessed that socialist Korea would inevitably meet the same fate. However, their judgment turned out wrong, for they were too unaware of how strong is the independent spirit of the WPK.
The WPK was founded with vanguard fighters of the new generation trained by the DIU as its backbone.
The members of the DIU were vanguard revolutionaries who opened up a new path of the Korean revolution. Already at the dawn of the Korean revolution they held up high President Kim Il Sung as the leader of the revolution, the sun of the Korean nation, and the nucleus of the unity and cohesion. They were passionate revolutionaries with staunch spirit of independence against imperialism. During the arduous anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle they performed great feats in laying down the organizational and ideological foundations of party founding. They increased the ranks of Korean revolutionaries by awakening and organizing them in such a way that one person trains ten others and ten people a hundred, thus building up the basis for the party founding, with the result that the WPK could be founded as the guiding force of the Korean society in less than two months after Korea’s liberation.
Today the WPK has millions of its members who are armed with steadfast spirit of independence against imperialism just like the DIU members did. They are now full of determination to carry through the cause of independence against imperialism, the socialist cause, pioneered by their forerunners.
Always in the van of the general advance to build a socialist thriving nation desired by President Kim Il Sung and  Leader Kim Jon Il which is coming true under the leadership of Kim Jon Un are the members of the WPK.

The Korean revolution will as ever win only victory under the guidance of the WPK inheriting the tradition of the DIU.


Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, had a photo session with the delegates to the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the WPK.
At the venue of the session, he received bouquets from Kim Kwang Min, chief coach of the April 25 Sports Team, and Kim Sun Hwa, chairperson of the Kaechon City Cooperative Farm Management Committee.
He warmly congratulated the delegates for having contributed to the sacred struggle for the strengthening of the WPK, defence of socialism and prosperity of the country while adorning the annals of the revolution with shining victory and glory. And he had a photo session with them.
He expressed belief that they would save their honor of being the core of the party and guide of the times in the drive to further strengthen the WPK into the revolutionary party of Juche advancing under the great banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism and the mother party loving and devotedly serving the people and build a thriving socialist nation.

Accompanying him in the photo session were Kim Yong Nam, Hwang Pyong So, Pak Pong Ju and other senior party, state and army officials, anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters, officials of the WPK Central Committee and chief secretaries of provincial committees of the WPK


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 KPA Unit 350.
He went round the monument to field guidance of leader Kim Jong Il, the room for education in the revolutionary history and the room devoted to the history of the unit.
Watching the precious historic materials, he recalled the proud course covered by the unit for its development under the guidance of Kim Jong Il.
He stressed the need to intensify the education in undying leadership exploits of Kim Jong Il and train all servicepersons to be persons strong in idea and faith alike Kim Jong Il and a-match-for-a-hundred fighters crossing any high mountain and marshland at a go and stalwart warriors beating back any formidable enemy at a stroke.
He also toured the operation study room, military lecture room and the general training room to learn in detail about the unit's combat duty and training.
He praised the officers and soldiers of the unit for having performed admirable feats in the training for this year out of their desire to adorn the 70th founding anniversary of the WPK with signal achievements in combat and political training.
The unit has a very important mission to discharge, the Supreme Commander said, advancing the tasks to be carried out by it in increasing its combat strength in every way.
Going round the library and soldiers' hall of the unit, he said it should train servicepersons to be those possessed of versatile knowledge so that their military service may become a course of the revolutionary university.
He underlined the need to direct efforts to intensifying the five-point education set forth by the Party in order to train all servicepersons to be indomitable fighters keeping their revolutionary faith though they may die.
He also went round a mess, daily provision store, bean store, etc.
Saying that to do supply service well for soldiers is essential to rounding off the combat preparations, he urged the commanding officers to always pay deep attention to it, mindful that the supply service is just for defending socialism.
Walking for a while in the compound of the unit command that reminds one of a rest home, he had talks with its commanding officers and acquainted himself with its management.
Pleased to see thick forests in surrounding mountains, he said the People's Army should take the lead without fail in implementing the noble intention of the Party to turn the country into a thick woodland and greenery.
He gave the unit a pair of binoculars and an automatic rifle as gifts and posed for a picture with its servicepersons.

Accompanying him were Hwang Pyong So and O Kum Chol.


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 joint performance given by the State Merited Chorus and the Moranbong Band for celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the WPK.
Put on the stage of the performance which started with the National Anthem were diverse numbers including mixed chorus and male chorus "Mother's Birthday," light music and series of songs "Long Live the Workers' Party of Korea," male solo and chorus "We Sing of the Party," orchestral music "Pyongyang Is Best" and female chorus "With Pride."
The performers impressively represented the Korean people's most ardent and noblest feelings of gratitude to the WPK which has covered 70-year-long sacred path by leading the Korean revolution, responsible for their destiny, under the leadership of President Kim Il Sung, leader Kim Jong Il and Marshal Kim Jong Un.
Male trio and chorus "Ode to the Workers' Party of Korea" and male choruses "Shine, Name of Sun" and "Song of Korea's Advance" newly created and represented by the State Merited Chorus imbued the audience with the faith that the invulnerable socialist fortress independent in politics, self-supporting in the economy and self-reliant in defence was built on this land and a wide avenue to a thriving nation is being paved thanks to the wise leadership of the WPK which has led the revolution and construction in reliance upon the creative energies of the popular masses, its roots taken deep in their minds.
Artistes of the Moranbong Band put on the stage such new songs as "Our Comrade Kim Jong Un," "We Have Longed to See You" and "We Will Follow Our Party Forever" created and represented by them.
The songs mesmerized the audience as they represented with sublime and sweet melodies the ardent reverence and trust of all the service personnel and people who trust and follow Kim Jong Un as protector of their destiny.
The artistes sang high praises of the single-minded loyalty of the service personnel and people to dynamically make long journeys for revolution, united close around Kim Jong Un. It ended with the finale "Mother's Birthday."
The performance was highly acclaimed by the audience as it has brought about a fresh phase of music representation through a successful combination of Korean-style light music, orchestra and diverse vocal pieces.
Kim Jong Un expressed great satisfaction over the successful performance given by the creators and artistes of the State Merited Chorus and the Moranbong Band as it represented the warm love of the mother party for the people and demonstrated the faith and will of all the service personnel and people to remain loyal to the party forever. He had a photo session with them.
He highly praised them, saying that the joint performance represented well the 70-year-long sacred history of the party and the creators and artistes successfully fulfilled their mission and duty before the times. He expressed expectation and belief that they will vigorously launch the revolutionary and militant art activities in the future, too.

Among the audience were Choe Ryong Hae, Kim Yang Gon and the participants in the grand performance of 10 000 artistes for celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the WPK.

Monday, October 19, 2015

DPRK FM Urges U.S. Not to Groundlessly Shun Conclusion of Peace Treaty

Pyongyang, October 17 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Foreign Ministry Saturday released the following statement: As already known to the world, at the recent 70th UN General Assembly the DPRK reclarified its fair and aboveboard stand to replace the Korean Armistice Agreement (AA) by a peace treaty. This was prompted by the urgent need to defuse the danger of a war caused by the potential threat to the Korean Peninsula and create climate for durable peace. The situation on the peninsula in last August when a trifling accidental case created a touchand-go situation all of a sudden finally proved that the present AA could no longer avert a conflict and defuse the danger of a war. An agreement was reached between the north and the south with much effort thanks to the DPRK's peace-loving stand and persevering patience but there is no guarantee that the agreement will be preserved and implemented as desired. It is because the south Korean authorities, a party to the agreement, do not have any prerogative of command over any armed force in south Korea and are not in a position to reject any joint military drill imposed by the U.S. It is as clear as noonday that if a conflict occurs again in the area along the Military Demarcation Line due to the escalating tension, it will spill over into an uncontrollable all-out war. The course of the negotiations held so far for the settlement of the issue on the Korean [2] Peninsula proved that no issue in which the countries concerned including the U.S. are interested can be settled unless a peace treaty is concluded before anything else. The DPRK once discussed the issue of denuclearization at the six-party talks by taking into consideration the assertion of the countries concerned that the issue of denuclearization should be discussed before anything else and simultaneously discussed both the nuclear issue and the issue of ensuring peace in the past. But all these discussions proved futile and, even when a partial agreement was reached, it was not implemented. This was mainly because the U.S. persistently pursued its hostile policy toward the DPRK and its military provocations such as large-scale joint military exercises and introduction of nuclear striking means into south Korea, its vivid manifestation, periodically chilled the atmosphere of all negotiations and ratcheted up the tension on the peninsula. In order to put a definite end to the evil cycle of escalating confrontation and tension it is necessary to replace the AA by a peace treaty before anything else. This is the conclusion drawn by the DPRK. There are two ways for ensuring peace on the peninsula. The first one is the Cold War way in which the DPRK has to bolster its capability for selfdefence with its nuclear force as a pivot in every way so as to cope with the U.S. increased nuclear threat and war provocations. It is entirely thanks to the DPRK's nuclear deterrence that all-out war is averted on the peninsula in a state of ceasefire. The other way is for the U.S. to roll back its hostile policy toward the DPRK and respond to the call for concluding the peace treaty with the latter so as to ensure genuine and lasting peace based on confidence. The issue of replacing the AA by a peace treaty is the matter on which the U.S. should make bold decision first and there should be a principled agreement between the DPRK and the U.S., to begin with. The UN, too, should positively support the conclusion of the peace treaty and thus fulfill its responsibility for putting an end to the abnormal situation where its member country is technically at war with the "UN Command" on the Korean Peninsula. [3] If the confidence building between the DPRK and the U.S. helps remove the source of imminent war, it is possible to finally put an end to the nuclear arms race and consolidate peace. The U.S. should drop the idea of groundlessly shunning the issue of concluding the peace treaty and prudently take a right option. If the U.S. shuns the conclusion of the peace treaty or puts a conditionality on it even at this time when the situation on the peninsula has reached a crucial turning point, this attitude will clearly show the world that it has no intention to roll back its hostile policy toward the DPRK. If the U.S. insists on its hostile policy, it will only see the DPRK's limitless bolstering of nuclear deterrence and the growth of its revolutionary armed forces capable of fighting any form of war to be ignited by the former. -0

On Achievements Made in Building Thriving Nation on Occasion of 70th Anniversary of WPK

 Pyongyang, October 9 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency released a report Thursday on the achievements made in building a thriving nation on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea. This year's general offensive has been an all-people advance that has dashed forward, mercilessly meeting all sorts of challenges of the hostile forces in the revolutionary spirit of Paektu and demonstrating the invincibility of the great Paektusan nation and the high spirit of youth power, the report said, and went on: Marshal Kim Jong Un's historic New Year Address which called for turning out in the general offensive for bringing earlier the final victory in the revolutionary spirit of Paektu greatly encouraged all the Koreans. In hearty response to the patriotic call made by the peerlessly great man of Mt. Paektu, all the party members, service personnel and other people began their gigantic advance toward the grand October festival. The Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station imposingly appeared in the Paektu area as a grand monument built by the youth, pride of the great Paektusan nation. Wonsan Baby Home and Orphanage, Pyongyang Home for the Aged and other monumental structures were completed in a short span of time. The Jangchon Vegetable Co-op Farm turned into a modern farm in less than a year and Rason that had been hit hard by unprecedented flood turned into a socialist fairyland in a matter of over 30 days. Scientists of the Pyongyang Bio-technical Institute produced Korean-style biological agrochemicals and laid a foundation for the industrialization of their production, thus pushing back the frontiers of science in the research and application of biological technology. High-yielding seeds of corn, rice, bean, barley and sweet potato and vegetables were cultivated and methods of drastically increasing their production were established in the [2] agricultural field, making an active contribution to increasing agricultural production. Teachers and researchers across the country made unprecedented scientific and research achievements, propelling the development of science and technology and the building of an economic power. A big innovation has been made in implementing the party's policy on settling the food issue for the people and drastically improving their living standard with agriculture, stock-breeding and fishing as the three mainstays. The tele-education system for everyone has reached a new higher stage and the working out of teaching programs and the writing of new textbooks for the enforcement of the universal 12-year compulsory education system have been rounded off. The Chongbong Band has been organized as a unit of dependable art pace-setters along with the Moranbong Band, taking the lead in the development of the Juche arts. Sportspersons garnered more than 200 medals including over 80 gold medals at a number of international games this year. Women's football team won at the 2015 EAFF East Asia Cup, presenting a proud gift to the 70th anniversaries of liberation of Korea and the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea. -0-

DPRK FM Spokesman Slams U.S. for Pulling Up DPRK over Issue of Freedom of Religion

Pyongyang, October 16 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA on Friday as regards the fact that the U.S. unreasonably pulled up the DPRK over the issue of freedom of religion: On October 14 the U.S. Department of State in its "2014 International Religious Freedom Report" malignantly slandered the DPRK as a "country of special concern" and "one of the worst human rights abusers." What is ridiculous is that the U.S. cited "the Inquiry Commission's report" on human rights in the DPRK whose hypocrisy had already been brought to light, and is calling for referring it to the International Criminal Court. The above-said farce staged by the U.S. once again clearly reveals its hostile intention to hurt the ideology and social system in the DPRK and impair the dignity and authority of the headquarters of the DPRK at any cost under the pretext of "protecting human rights". This is nothing but the last-ditch effort of the hostile forces taken aback by the more powerful demonstration of the unbreakable single-minded unity of the army and people of the DPRK around the leader through the celebrations of the 70th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea. After sustaining setbacks in the political and military confrontation with the DPRK and a total failure of its policy toward the DPRK, the U.S. is resorting to the moves to destabilize it, peddling such issues as "human rights" and "freedom of religion" as the last expedient. It is trumpeting about "freedom of religion" though it has resorted to the moves for toppling the social systems of those countries courting its displeasure and destabilizing them in all parts of the world by abusing the freedom of religion. This is the height of hypocrisy. It has already been known well that wicked pseudo "religious organizations" at the prodding of the U.S. lured and kidnapped DPRK innocent citizens and reduced them to "defectors from the north" and are using them for anti-DPRK operations in a crafty and sinister manner. [2] The U.S. has not even elementary qualifications to talk about the freedom of religion and religious faith as it indiscriminately bombed Christian churches and killed many religionists during the past Korean war and is fostering contradictions among religions in every part of the world for the purpose of dominating the world. The U.S. is slandering the DPRK under all sorts of absurd pretexts, pursuant to the extreme hostile policy toward it. This is touching off surging hatred and resentment among the service personnel and people of the DPRK who regard Korean socialism centered on the popular masses as their life and soul. All the service personnel and people of the DPRK fully determined to devotedly defend the headquarters of the revolution will strongly react against the persistent "human rights" racket kicked up by the U.S. to bring down the social system of the DPRK, obsessed by the inveterate repugnancy and hostility toward it. -0

Japan's Trite Trick to Dodge International Criticism under Fire by KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, October 14 (KCNA) -- Yamatani who had held the post of Japanese minister for the issue of abduction until recently talked rubbish making the profound confusing of the right and the wrong, terming the peaceful satellite launch of the DPRK pursuant to the state scientific and technological development plan for the building of an economic power and the improvement of the people's living standard a "threat". Deeming it as a major political tenet to advocate independence, peace and friendship, the DPRK has consistently implemented it and made positive efforts for defending peace and stability in the region. By origin, Japan has neither face nor justification to talk this or that about the exercise of the legitimate right of a sovereign state. The reason is that it is none other than Japan which is posing major threat to the region, pushing its situation to instability and to the brink of a war. Far from drawing a lesson from its history of defeat, Japan has steadily consolidated economic, military and legal groundwork for realizing its ambition for becoming a leader in Asia. It has denied its past aggression and stepped up the lurch of the Japanese society to the right and militarization by drastically increasing military spending. In March, Japan launched a spy satellite and openly said that it was aimed to gather military information about the DPRK. On September 18, it passed security bills through the full-dress session of the House of Councilors despite strong censure and opposition of the world, thereby providing legal conditions for launching overseas aggression together with the U.S. any moment. This shows that Japan's ambition for reinvasion has reached the extremes. This notwithstanding, Japan has become vocal about "threat" from someone. This cannot but be sophism, the height of impudence. The story about "threat from north Korea" being floated by Tokyo is nothing but a poor trick [2] to divert elsewhere the international community's bitter criticism of it. Now Japan is under fire at home and abroad for its undisguised moves for reinvasion including the adoption of the security legislation. Much upset by this, Japan is trumpeting about the old theory of "threat from north Korea" in a bid to get rid of its unfavorable position. In other words, by noisily advertising the DPRK as "a state posing threat", Japan seeks to make the world drop its negative view on the scenario for domination over Asia. Japan has committed too monstrous crimes in the past to hide them and its ambition for reinvasion is extremely dangerous. No country will be taken in by Japan's clumsy farce. Japan had better make sincere apology and reparation for the crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists against humanity in the past at an early date, instead of resorting to the above-said trick. -0-

Thursday, October 15, 2015


Pyongyang, October 11 (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, made a speech at the military parade and public procession of Pyongyang citizens held on Saturday in celebration of the 70th anniversary of founding of the WPK. The following is its full text: Heroic officers and men of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, Officers and men of the units participating in the military parade held in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the glorious Workers' Party of Korea, Members of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and Young Red Guards, Respected Pyongyang citizens, Party members and other working people across the country, Overseas compatriots and foreign friends, Comrades, Today, with great pride in and joy of being victors, we are greeting the October holiday, flying high the flag of the Workers' Party of Korea in the sky. For our country and people, October 10 is a meaningful revolutionary holiday when they celebrate the birth anniversary of the genuine vanguard of the revolution, its militant General Staff, which has taken responsibility for their destiny and leads them. Today's grand military parade and public procession will fully display the inexhaustible strength which our Party has built up over the past 70 years by leading the service personnel and people. It will also demonstrate to the whole world the revolutionary spirit of all our service personnel and people who, full of courage and conviction, are advancing towards a bright future, united Page 2 of 8 solidly around the Workers' Party of Korea.
Availing myself of this meaningful opportunity, when we are proudly looking back upon the sacred history of the Workers' Party of Korea that is resplendent with victory and glory, I would like to extend, reflecting the boundless reverence and loyalty of the millions of members of our Party and all service personnel and people, the noblest respect and infinite glory to the great Comrade Kim Il Sung who founded our glorious Party and the great Comrade Kim Jong Il who is the eternal General Secretary of our dignified Workers' Party of Korea.
My noble respect also goes to the anti-Japanese revolutionary forerunners, martyrs of the People's Army and other patriotic martyrs who dedicated all their precious things to promoting the development of our Party and the prosperity of the country in loyal support of the great leaders.
Our people, with unfailing loyalty to the Party, have tided over all challenges and difficulties in the red revolutionary spirit of Paektu to glorify the 70th anniversary of its founding as a revolutionary, auspicious event, thereby performing unequalled feats of labour and preparing gifts dedicated to their motherly Party.
As I am standing in the square of victors, the venue for celebrations, which is brimming over with our people's fervent loyalty, I am so grateful to them for this venue of today which would have been unimaginable separated from them, and at this moment I am seeing the dear people with deep respect.
Our Party has been able to propel the revolution over the past 70 years without flinching whatever the storms, achieving only victory and glory, because this great people have entrusted their own destiny entirely to it and followed it in faithful support of its cause.
The history of our Party is just the path travelled by our great people, its might is their might, its greatness is their greatness, and its victory is the victory achieved by them.
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Party I, on behalf of the Workers' Party of Korea, extend warm thanks with a deep bow to all the beloved people who have infused our Party with inexhaustible strength and courage and remained faithful to it in every grave period of the revolution, sharing weal and woe with it in overcoming the harsh trials of history by dint of unyielding willpower.
My heartfelt congratulations and warm thanks go to our trustworthy members of the Party, heroic officers and men of the People's Army and laudable young vanguard, who, in hearty response to the Party's appeal, have worked with patriotic devotion and created one heroic miracle after another shortening ten years to one on all fronts of building a thriving socialist nation, so as proudly to enter the venue of the grand festival of victors.
At the same time I warmly welcome our overseas compatriots and foreign friends who are here to congratulate our people on this auspicious day.
The history of the Workers' Party of Korea is a proud course it has traveled shouldering the destiny of the people and leading the Korean revolution to victory under the guidance of the great leaders. President Kim Il Sung and General Kim Jong Il built ours into an invincible revolutionary party, a genuine political leadership organization, which serves the people and advances in unity with the masses, the first of its kind in history.
Since it inscribed a hammer, a sickle and a writing brush in its red flag, our Party has never been separated from the people and advanced the revolution always believing in them as in heaven.
History records no revolution as ours that has braved at every step the grave trials and adversities decisive of its success in such an arduous and complicated situation.
The new Korea was too young, but the US imperialists, hell-bent on world supremacy, forced a devastating war upon it; when we rebuilt the country on the debris with so much effort tightening our belts, they presented a fresh threat of aggression; and when we were trying to develop our national economy, they blocked our road by imposing the sanctions and blockade unprecedented in history.
Despite all the difficulties, our Party has always charged forward with iron nerves in any adversity, ushered in a new age of epoch-making changes on this land, and scored only great victories. In the whirlwind of history, our Party has trusted our great people only, and they have been its only supporters, advisers and assistants.
The history of the world revolutionary movement teaches the lesson that irrespective of whether it is a ruling one or has a long history, the leadership authority and fighting efficiency of a party do not rise of their own accord nor can it lead the revolution effectively. The high authority our Party enjoys today and the great exploits it has performed are the fruition of the brilliant revolutionary ideas and outstanding leadership of the great President and General, who formulated the revolution as the affection for and trust in the people and applied this definition to its building and activities in a thoroughgoing way.
In having struck its roots deep into the people's mind and served them only with devotion lies the secret of our Party's leading the cause of independence, Songun and socialism without letup in the face of the tribulations of history while maintaining a firm grip on the steering wheel of the revolution.
The Workers' Party of Korea is an invincible one that has achieved oneness with the masses of the people. In the whole period of leading the revolution, our Party used to call the people first, lend an ear to their opinions, though simple, and draw unquenchable courage from their sincerity whenever it was trying to identify a course it must follow and whenever it faced grave trials.
The creative strength of the omnipotent masses was the source of the great miracles our Party worked while building a powerful socialist bulwark, independent, self-supporting and self-reliant in national defence, on this land where centuries-old backwardness and poverty had prevailed and ushering in a new era of building a powerful country in the face of pernicious blockade imposed by the imperialists.
Bearing full responsibility for the political integrity and material and cultural life of the people and taking care of them has been a matter of paramount importance for our Party and a mission it cannot neglect even for a moment.
That our Party, even in the worst situation decisive of the country's destiny, has prepared precious seeds and socialist assets for the happiness of the people through painstaking efforts and invariably pursued the people-oriented policies is an expression of the politics of love for the people that can be administered only by our Party that has shouldered the responsibility for their destiny.
As our Party has always regarded the masses of the people as the root of its life and as the source of its inexhaustible strength and given top and absolute priority to their interests, our people have followed it believing it as the genuine guiding light of their destiny and as their mother, and a grand flower garden of single-hearted unity has made its proud appearance on this land.
Comrades, The might of the Workers' Party of Korea which struggles for the people lies in the fact that it has powerful revolutionary armed forces. Our people have keenly realized the truth that a people without arms are destined to become a ruined nation and that their dignity and happiness are guaranteed by revolutionary arms. Our Party has always channelled primary efforts into building invincible military strength with which it can creditably defend the security of the people and their lives and property. Thanks to our Party's original line of self-reliant defence and Songun politics, the People's Army has been developed into an elite revolutionary army that is capable of defeating any aggressor forces at a stroke, and the all-people and all-country defence system consolidated steadily, with the result that our country has now turned into an impregnable fortress, into a world-class military power.
Our revolutionary armed forces have always been a powerful treasured sword in defending the country, the revolution and the people, and a mighty vanguard force and shock brigade that takes the lead in the struggle for the country's prosperity and people's happiness.
In the course of organically combining defence of the country with socialist construction after putting forward the line of promoting economic construction and building up defence capabilities in parallel, our Party gained valuable experience in radically increasing the overall national strength by itself and at the same time improving the people's standard of living even though it lacked in everything.
In direct confrontation with the high-handed U.S. imperialists who have fattened themselves through aggression and war, our service personnel and people have inflicted one ignominious defeat after another upon them and are forcefully breaking through the brigandish sanctions and blockade by imperialist forces. Their indomitable spirit and strength of unity strike extreme anxiety and fear into the enemy. Today our Party can proudly state that our revolutionary armed forces are capable of fighting any type of war the U.S. imperialists opt for, and have made full preparations for firmly defending the blue sky over the country and the security of the people.
Comrades, The source of the unique pride for the Workers' Party of Korea is the large contingent of young people who have been trained to shoulder the future of the revolution and the nation. Foreseeing the protracted nature of the revolution in the initial period of its founding, our Party set attaching importance to young people as its strategic line and has trained them into warriors for the implementation of the cause of the Juche revolution.
The entire Party has paid constant concern to educating young people and boldly tasked the youth league with large projects. Under the trust and affection of the Party that has put them forward as its young vanguard our young people have volunteered in every period of the revolution to serve at the posts for national defence and work in difficult and challenging sectors, and displayed their youthful wisdom and courage to the full. That our revolution is still advancing vigorously filled with unflagging energy and vitality without stagnation and marking time is because it has a steel-strong legion of young people who always march straight forward following the Party
The proud and grand youth monuments in various parts of the country, including the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station, which our young people have recently set up by devoting their patriotic sweat and dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Party founding graphically show how the reserve force of the Workers' Party of Korea is being prepared and how the lineage of the Korean revolution is being carried forward.
As our Party has spared nothing for young people, our country has now greeted a fresh heyday in the youth movement and is demonstrating its might as the one and only great youth power, in which the youth problem has been solved perfectly.
The historical course our Party has travelled leading the Korean revolution to victory through thick and thin eloquently proves that there is nothing to be afraid of and there is nothing impossible if there are a people faithful to their party and a powerful revolutionary army and large contingent of young people.
The lifeline of a revolutionary party, its strength and its bright future are dependent on attaching importance to the people, to the army and to young people – this is just the invaluable summing up of the 70-year history of our Party. By continuing to hold fast to the three-point strategy of attaching importance to the people, to the army and to young people as its foremost weapon, our Party will advance forward vigorously towards final victory and accomplish the Korean revolution.
Comrades, The Workers' Party of Korea organizes and guides all the victories of our people. The infinite glory and invincibility of our Party originate from holding up the great President and General as its eternal leaders and enjoying absolute support and trust of all the Korean people. If our Party is to lead Korea to a bright future, it must invariably defend its revolutionary nature as the party of the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism both in name and in reality and exalt its brilliance in every way.
The great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism is, in essence, the people-first principle, and the mode of existence of our Party is serving the people. True to the ennobling intentions of the great President and General who administered for the first time in history the politics of prioritizing, respecting and loving the people and devoted their all throughout their lives to the good of the people, our Party will, in the future, too, strive to add glory to the sacred history of the people-first principle. The entire Party will conduct its building and activities only as instructed by the great President and General, and make selfless, devoted efforts for the benefit of the people by thoroughly applying the people-first principle to its overall work, thereby enhancing its fighting efficiency in every way possible. The genuine feature of the Workers' Party of Korea will be expressed in the appearance of the country that is transformed under its leadership and in the looks of the people who always smile happily.
The people are the most precious as they constitute the foundation of the country, and nothing is more sacred than their interests.
Our Party will cherish the people's sincere loyalty to it as the greatest asset of the revolution and bring earlier everything splendid of the future by shouldering all the burdens and clearing a thorny path for the sake of our brave, resourceful and beautiful people. It will, in the future, too, endeavour to fulfil its heavy yet sacred mission as a motherly party that, full of infinite vitality and untiring zeal, invariably works with affection for the people and devotes it’s all to their interests.
It will also remain boundlessly faithful to its basic duty of taking full responsibility for their destiny whatever the storms. The Korean revolution advances not by dint of any mysterious divine power but on the great strength of our people including the heroic Kim Il Sung's and Kim Jong Il's working class who follow and safeguard their Party with a single mind.
The Party respects and believes in the people as in heaven and regards them as its mentors, and they boundlessly trust and follow it as they would do their mothers–this single-hearted unity is precisely the true appearance of Korea and the great foundation of the Songun revolution. Our officials should imbue their hearts with the Party's intention of respecting the people and its affection for them, be infinitely polite to them and clear a path, whether snowy or muddy, to realize all their wishes. In this way they can ensure that cheers for the Workers' Party, for the single-hearted unity and for socialism resound throughout the country.
t is our Party's belief that all its members, service personnel and working people, regarding their workplaces, military posts and villages as those in the garden of the office of its Central Committee and always sharing their innermost thoughts with it, will fully display their unstained loyalty and patriotism in the efforts to implement its ideas and defend its policies.
Comrades, Our Party will make proactive and persevering efforts to bring earlier the bright day of national reunification, the greatest wish of the Korean nation, resolutely frustrating all sorts of obstructive schemes by foreign forces by dint of single-hearted unity and Songun.
Comrades, As the working people exist for ever, lasting justice and victory will be ensured by the struggle for the people and together with the people.
Regarding as a paragon the noble ideas and achievements of the great President and General, who devoted their whole life to training the people by believing in them as in heaven and exalted the brilliance of Korea, our Party will continue to love the people and fight for them, and strive to translate their beautiful dreams and ideals into reality.
Any challenges of history and frantic attempts by the enemy will never check the advance of our service personnel and people, who have achieved oneness with the Party, nor can they slow down the fighting speed of the Korean people, who are rushing forward towards a bright future, regarding the Party's revolutionary ideology and the blizzards of Paektu as the motive power for advance and the red flag of our dignified Party as the sail.
The world will see vividly how the Workers' Party of Korea gives full play to the strength and wisdom of our great people and builds a great Paektusan nation, which will be most prosperous and powerful on this planet.
As the great Workers' Party of Korea that believes in the people as in heaven, the people who are one and the same with the name of our sacred revolution and its 70 years of victory, is the locomotive leading the revolution and holds the switch weight of history, the avenue of the cause of the Juche revolution will always be adorned with victory and glory. I appeal to all the Party members. Let us all make selfless, devoted efforts for the good of the great people.

 Long live the great Korean people, united single-heartedly around the invincible party, the Workers' Party of Korea!