Friday, January 22, 2016

U.S. Should Be Accustomed to Status of DPRK as Nuclear Weapons State

A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Friday, 15th of January in which he said that its first successful H-bomb test was a just measure for self-defense to defend the sovereignty of the country and the right of the nation to live and ensure peace on the Korean Peninsula and regional security.
The DPRK is not interested in aggravating the situation as it is channelling all its efforts into the building of an economic power and feels no need to provoke anyone, the statement said, and went on:
As the first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK clarified in his New Year Address, its primary task for this year is to develop economy and improve the people's standard of living and to this end it requires stable situation and peaceful climate more than any time.
As the U.S. hostile acts against the DPRK have become "routine," the latter has also become routine in its work to implement the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts for self-defence to cope with them.
Now the U.S. should be accustomed to the status of the DPRK as a nuclear weapons state whether it likes or not.
As the DPRK had already clarified, it will bolster in every way the capabilities for nuclear attack and retaliation to cope with the U.S. ceaseless acts of infringing upon former's sovereignty and perpetrating threatening provocations, but it will not deliberately use nuclear weapons.
Still valid are all proposals for preserving peace and stability in the peninsula and Northeast Asia including the ones for ceasing our nuclear test and concluding a peace treaty in return for U.S. halt to joint military exercises.
It is preposterous for the U.S. to talk about "provocations" from the DPRK though it is persistently sidestepping the latter's fair and aboveboard proposals and escalating the tension.
It is the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces that are making provocations against the DPRK, rendering the situation in the peninsula extremely tense.
The south Korean puppet forces' resumption of psychological warfare broadcasting is a sheer provocation nothing relevant to the normal process pursuant to the DPRK's line of simultaneously developing the two fronts.
The U.S. is working hard to bring the dark clouds of a nuclear war by introducing the strategic nuclear strike means into south Korea. In the UN, too, it is making great haste to fabricate a "resolution on sanctions" aimed at such hostile acts as hamstringing our efforts for peaceful economic construction and the improvement of the people's standard of living.
Such provocative and hostile acts against the DPRK will not be confined to escalating the tension in the peninsula but inevitably lead to a war.

Once a powder keg catches fire and goes off, the responsibility for it will rest with those who ignited the fuse.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Korean Jurists Committee Accuses U.S. of Sidestepping Conclusion of Peace Treaty with DPRK

 The Korean Jurists Committee released a white paper on January 14, disclosing the U.S. criminal acts of persistently sidestepping the conclusion of a peace treaty with the DPRK, an international legal guarantee for defending peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and the rest of the world, and laying bare the U.S. sinister aim lurking behind it before the international community and the world progressives. A peace treaty is an international one which should be concluded in order to put a definite end to the state of war from a legal point of view and establish the relations of lasting peace, the white paper noted, and went on: How to approach the peace treaty is a touchstone to distinguish the peace-loving forces and trigger-happy forces. The Korean Armistice Agreement (AA) was adopted as an international legal document which envisaged the independent and peaceful settlement of the Korean issue free from any foreign interference and the establishment of the lasting peacekeeping mechanism in the Korean Peninsula, not a temporary halt to belligerence, thanks to the DPRK's positive and stubborn struggle to lay a legal groundwork for setting up the relations of peace after the war. The core provision of the AA is Paragraph 60 because it stipulates the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Korea and the peaceful and fundamental settlement of the Korean issue by the concerted efforts of the Koreans and this serves as a clear legal ground for concluding a peace treaty in the future. The U.S. has desperately blocked the peaceful settlement of the Korean issue, systematically violating the AA since the very day of its conclusion. It breached the core provisions of the AA calling for the establishment of the peacekeeping mechanism in the Korean Peninsula right after the ceasefire. The U.S. unilaterally scrapped Paragraph 13 d of the AA banning the introduction of all war hardware into Korea from abroad in 1957 and shipped into the Korean Peninsula various type war means and destructive weapons including nuclear weapons. It reinforced aggressor forces in systematic violation of Paragraph 13 c of the AA banning the reinforcement of military personnel. In 1991 the U.S. nominated a general of the south Korean army as senior member of "UN Forces" of the Military Armistice Commission though it is neither party to the AA nor he is justified to hold the post, completely paralyzing the armistice mechanism. The U.S. has frantically perpetrated military provocations and saber-rattling free from any legal and institutional binding. The Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army in a statement of its spokesman on March 5, 2013 finally declared the complete ification of the AA due to the U.S. as a counteraction for self-defense in order to cope with the U.S. evermore undisguised violations of the AA and its ever-escalating hostile policy toward the DPRK. As the AA was nullified due to the persistent violations of the AA by the U.S. and the inevitable measures taken by the DPRK for self-defence, the relations between the DPRK and the U.S. turned into de facto belligerent ones from the mere technical state of war. The situation reached the brink of war in a moment in August, 2015 due to a trifling incident caused for unknown reason. This finally proved that the defunct AA can hardly preserve peace in the Korean Peninsula. The DPRK recently proposed once again concluding a peace treaty for ensuring lasting peace in the Korean Peninsula at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly and on various other occasions, as required by the dramatically changed recent situation in the peninsula. The conclusion of a peace treaty is an urgent requirement for ensuring peace and security not only in the Korean Peninsula but in the region and the rest of the world. Peace-keeping mechanism has not yet been built in Northeast Asia though it is a very sensitive region beset with a lot of social, historical, political and military problems. The U.S. has escalated the tension in the peninsula, attaching importance to it. This is, in the final analysis, prompted by its ulterior design to contain and pressurize the big powers around the peninsula and put them under its control and thus carry out more easily its strategy for dominating the world. The conclusion of a peace treaty presents itself as an urgent matter and a top priority task to be tackled without delay in the light of the present situation in the peninsula where a war may break out any moment and the interests of regional countries which lack peace-keeping mechanism. The U.S. is sidestepping the conclusion of a peace treaty with the DPRK, claiming that it is a wrong order for the DPRK to call for the conclusion of a peace treaty and there should be crucial progress in the denuclearization, to begin with. The issue of the conclusion of a peace treaty between the DPRK and the U.S. is nothing new and it was not spawned by the former's nuclear deterrent. The DPRK has called for its conclusion long before its access to nuclear deterrent. The U.S. demand that the DPRK dismantle its nuclear weapons as a precondition for the conclusion of a peace treaty is an illegal and brigandish assertion diametrically running counter to norms of international law governing the exercise of the right to self-defence. The DPRK's access to nuclear weapons is entirely legitimate in view of the requirements of international law as it is a measure taken by it for self-defence to protect its supreme interests from the escalating nuclear threat and danger of war posed by the U.S. The U.S. is persistently shunning the conclusion of a peace treaty with the DPRK in a bid to occupy it by mounting a surprise military attack while keeping the unstable situation in the peninsula and threatening the DPRK by force. For this purpose the U.S. has introduced huge aggressor forces and nuclear war means into south Korea to increase the nuclear threat to the DPRK, refusing to honestly respond to its fair proposal for concluding a peace treaty and systematically violating the AA. All facts go to patently prove that the U.S. desperate moves to stifle the DPRK by force, dead-set against the conclusion of a peace treaty with the latter, are extremely dangerous crimes against the regulations of the international law calling for refraining from threatening other countries' sovereignty by force and banning aggression and war and crimes contrary to commitments under the bilateral treaty it promised to fulfill and illegal actions against the international practice calling for establishing relations of peace. The U.S. opposition to the conclusion of the peace treaty with the DPRK is pursuant to its hostile policy toward the DPRK aimed to effect regime change and bring down its social system. No matter how vociferously the U.S. may advocate "peace" in the Korean Peninsula, it can never put under carpet the aggressive nature of the hostile policy it has pursued against the DPRK. The DPRK will neither dismantle its nuclear weapons nor stop its nuclear development but further bolster its all type nuclear weapons including H-bomb both in quality and quantity unless the U.S. rolls back its harsh hostile policy towards the DPRK. The U.S. should admit the criminal nature of its opposition to the proposal for concluding a peace treaty with the DPRK, own due responsibility under international law before the DPRK and the international community and respond to the proposal for establishing the peace-keeping mechanism in the peninsula without delay


H. E. Marshal KIM JONG UN
First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea
First Chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission
Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army

Pyongyang

Your  Excellency
          I have the honor to extend the warmest congratulations to Your Excellency on the occasion of the respected Marshal KIM JONG UN’s birthday.
          The respected Marshal KIM JONG UN has formulated Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism as the guiding ideology of the WPK and set modelling the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism as its ultimate programme and thus manifested his unshakeable determination to carry forward and accomplish the ideology and cause of President KIM IL SUNG and Chairman KIM JONG IL.
We are extending our strong support to the idea clarified by Your Excellency in the New Year Address 2016 for resolving the reunification issue according to the common interest of the nation transcending the ideology and system and realizing the reunification of the Korean peninsula through dialogue between the North and the South.
          I avail this opportunity to sincerely wish Your Excellency good health and happiness.
          Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration.

Prof. Alhassan Mamman Muhammad
National Chairman
Nigerian National Committee on the Study of
Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism

Abuja

Sunday, January 10, 2016


SUCCESS IN FIRST H-BOMB TEST
The DPRK government issued the following statement on January 6:
There took place a world startling event to be specially recorded in the national history spanning 5 000 years in the exciting period when all service personnel and people of the DPRK are making a giant stride, performing eye-catching miracles and exploits day by day after turning out as one in the all-out drive to bring earlier the final victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche, true to the militant appeal of the Workers' Party of Korea.
The first H-bomb test was successfully conducted in Juche Korea at 10:00 on January 6, Juche 105 (2016), pursuant to the strategic determination of the WPK.
Through the test conducted with indigenous wisdom, technology and efforts the DPRK fully proved that the technical specifications of the newly developed H-bomb for the purpose of test were accurate, and scientifically verified the power of smaller H-bomb.
It was confirmed that the H-bomb test conducted in a safe and flawless manner had no adverse impact on the ecological environment.
The test means a higher stage of the DPRK's development of nuclear force.
By succeeding in the H-bomb test in the most perfect manner to be specially recorded in history the DPRK proudly joined the advanced ranks of nuclear weapons states possessed of even H-bomb and the Korean people came to demonstrate the spirit of the dignified nation equipped with the most powerful nuclear deterrent.
This test is a measure for self-defence the DPRK has taken to firmly protect the sovereignty of the country and the vital right of the nation from the ever-growing nuclear threat and

blackmail by the US-led hostile forces and to reliably safeguard peace in the Korean peninsula and regional security.
Since the appearance of the word hostility in the world there has been no precedent of such deep-rooted, harsh and persistent policy as the hostile policy the US has pursued towards the DPRK.
The US is a gang of cruel robbers which has worked hard to bring even a nuclear disaster to the DPRK, not content with having imposed the thrice-cursed and unheard-of political isolation, economic blockade and military pressure on it for the mere reason that it has differing ideology and social system and refuses to yield to the former's ambition for aggression.
The Korean peninsula and its vicinity are turning into the world's biggest hotspot where a nuclear war may break out since they have been constantly stormed with all nuclear strike means of the US imperialist aggressor troops, including nuclear carrier strike group and nuclear strategic flying corps.
While kicking up all forms of economic sanctions and conspiratorial "human rights" racket against the DPRK with mobilization of the hostile forces, the US has made desperate efforts to block its building of a thriving nation and improvement of the people's living standards and bring down its social system.
The DPRK's access to H-bomb of justice, standing against the US, the chieftain of aggression watching for a chance for attack on it with huge nukes of various types, is the legitimate right of a sovereign state for self-defense and a very just step no one can slander.
Genuine peace and security cannot be achieved through humiliating solicitation or compromise at the negotiating table.
The present-day grim reality clearly proves once again the immutable truth that one's destiny should be defended by one's own efforts.
Nothing is more foolish than dropping a hunting gun before herds of ferocious wolves.
The spectacular success made by the DPRK in the H-bomb test is a great deed of history, a historic event of national significance as it surely guarantees the eternal future of the nation.

The DPRK is a genuine peace-loving state which has made all efforts to protect peace on the Korean peninsula and security in the region from the US vicious nuclear war scenario.
The DPRK, a responsible nuclear weapons state, will neither be the first to use nuclear weapons nor transfer relevant means and technology under any circumstances as already declared as long as the hostile forces for aggression do not encroach upon its sovereignty.
There can neither be suspended nuclear development nor nuclear dismantlement on the part of the DPRK unless the US has rolled back its vicious hostile policy toward the former.
The army and people of the DPRK will steadily escalate its nuclear deterrence of justice both in quality and quantity to reliably guarantee the future of the revolutionary cause of Juche for all ages.

Juche Korea will be prosperous forever as it holds fast to the great WPK's line of simultaneously pushing forward the two fronts.
 JAPAN URGED TO SETTLE PAST CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on January 1 in connection with the fact that Japan is trumpeting about “striking” a deal with south Korea over the issue of sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army:
After an agreement with south Korea to “strike” a deal over the issue, the Japanese authorities are making a litany of assertion that “the issue of comfort girls has seen a final and irreversible solution”, according to reports.
The recent agreement to cover up Japan’s hideous acts of sexual slavery in return for spurious “apology” and a few pennies can never be tolerated as it is a product of political bargaining defying international justice and the just demand of victims.
What is noteworthy is that the US extended “congratulations” and touted “support for overall implementation” over the recent agreement. The US has egged south Korea on to “strike” the deal over the “issue of comfort girls for the Imperial Japanese Army” in order to keep Japan and south Korea in triangular alliance for aggression being spurred by it.
The crime related to the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army is neither an issue which can be settled with the help of control or mediation by a specified country nor an issue that can be settled by coaxing the half-witted party with a few pennies.
The crime related to sexual slavery which Japan committed against women of various countries of the world including 200 000 Korean women is a hideous international crime against humanity, and the victims are also in Asia and Europe, not only in the north and the south of Korea.
 The victims have consistently demanded the assailant Japanese government acknowledge the state legal and moral responsibilities make heart-felt apology and reparation and take earlier measures for the reinstatement of the honour of the victims and for the prevention of the recurrence of similar crimes. The issue can never be settled unless this demand is met.
Japan has to acknowledge state and legal responsibilities for the war crimes and other heinous crimes against humanity including the crime related to the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army and make thorough-going apology and reparation to be understandable by all the victims.

WPK Central Committee Issues Order to Conduct First H-Bomb Test



Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, issued an order to conduct the first H-bomb test of Juche Korea on December 15, Juche 104 (2015) on behalf of the Workers' Party of Korea and then signed the final written order on Jan. 3, Juche 105 (2016).
The DPRK government issues a statement on the first H-bomb test of Juche Korea conducted under the strategic resolve of the Workers' Party of Korea.
Rodong News Team

DPRK Proves Successful in H-bomb Test

The DPRK government issued the following statement Wednesday: 2016.1.6
There took place a world startling event to be specially recorded in the national history spanning 5 000 years in the exciting period when all service personnel and people of the DPRK are making a giant stride, performing eye-catching miracles and exploits day by day after turning out as one in the all-out charge to bring earlier the final victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche, true to the militant appeal of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).
The first H-bomb test was successfully conducted in Juche Korea at 10:00 on Wednesday, Juche 105 (2016), pursuant to the strategic determination of the WPK.
Through the test conducted with indigenous wisdom, technology and efforts the DPRK fully proved that the technological specifications of the newly developed H-bomb for the purpose of test were accurate and scientifically verified the power of smaller H-bomb.
It was confirmed that the H-bomb test conducted in a safe and perfect manner had no adverse impact on the ecological environment.
The test means a higher stage of the DPRK's development of nuclear force.
By succeeding in the H-bomb test in the most perfect manner to be specially recorded in history the DPRK proudly joined the advanced ranks of nuclear weapons states possessed of even H-bomb and the Korean people came to demonstrate the spirit of the dignified nation equipped with the most powerful nuclear deterrent.
This test is a measure for self-defence the DPRK has taken to firmly protect the sovereignty of the country and the vital right of the nation from the ever-growing nuclear threat and blackmail by the U.S.-led hostile forces and to reliably safeguard the peace on the Korean Peninsula and regional security.
Since the appearance of the word hostility in the world there has been no precedent of such deep-rooted, harsh and persistent policy as the hostile policy the U.S. has pursued towards the DPRK.
The U.S. is a gang of cruel robbers which has worked hard to bring even a nuclear disaster to the DPRK, not content with having imposed the thrice-cursed and unheard-of political isolation, economic blockade and military pressure on it for the mere reason that it has differing ideology and social system and refuses to yield to the former's ambition for aggression.
The Korean Peninsula and its vicinity are turning into the world's biggest hotspot where a nuclear war may break out since they have been constantly stormed with all nuclear strike means of the U.S. imperialist aggressor troops, including nuclear carrier strike group and nuclear strategic flying corps.
While kicking up all forms of economic sanctions and conspiratorial "human rights" racket against the DPRK with mobilization of the hostile forces, the U.S. has made desperate efforts to block its building of a thriving nation and improvement of the people's living standard and "bring down its social system".
The DPRK's access to H-bomb of justice, standing against the U.S., the chieftain of aggression watching for a chance for attack on it with huge nukes of various types, is the legitimate right of a sovereign state for self-defense and a very just step no one can slander.
Genuine peace and security cannot be achieved through humiliating solicitation or compromise at the negotiating table.
The present-day grim reality clearly proves once again the immutable truth that one's destiny should be defended by one's own efforts.
Nothing is more foolish than dropping a hunting gun before herds of ferocious wolves.
The spectacular success made by the DPRK in the H-bomb test this time is a great deed of history, a historic event of the national significance as it surely guarantees the eternal future of the nation.
The DPRK is a genuine peace-loving state which has made all efforts to protect peace on the Korean Peninsula and security in the region from the U.S. vicious nuclear war scenario.
The DPRK, a responsible nuclear weapons state, will neither be the first to use nuclear weapons nor transfer relevant means and technology under any circumstances as already declared as long as the hostile forces for aggression do not encroach upon its sovereignty.
There can neither be suspended nuclear development nor nuclear dismantlement on the part of the DPRK unless the U.S. has rolled back its vicious hostile policy toward the former.
The army and people of the DPRK will steadily escalate its nuclear deterrence of justice both in quality and quantity to reliably guarantee the future of the revolutionary cause of Juche for all ages.
Juche Korea will be prosperous forever as it holds fast to the great WPK's line of simultaneously pushing forward the two fronts.

Kim Jong Un Watches Firing Contest of KPA Artillery Units

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, watched a firing contest of KPA artillery units.
Taking part in the contest were artillery sub-units under KPA Large Combined Units 966, 313, 567, 526, 233, 549, 324, 593 and 287.
After hearing a report on the procedure and way of a single-gun firing contest, the Supreme Commander watched the contest at an observation post.
All the contestants hit every target with the perfect marksmanship they acquired in routine drills and thus displayed the will of the powerful revolutionary Paektusan army to mercilessly wipe out any provokers against the DPRK, a socialist country.
With a broad smile on his face, Kim Jong Un said that the dependable KPA artillerymen are very good at firing and they seem to be well-trained snipers.
Noting that the single-gun firing method, applied at the contest, is a very good training method for single-shot hit without trial firing, he underlined the need to positively study new ways, contents and methods of training, as required by modern warfare, and thus improve the effectiveness of drills so as to make a fresh progress in staging drills.
At the contest the first place was taken by KPA Large Combined Unit 966, the second by Unit 549 and the third by Unit 593. They were followed by Units 287, 313, 324, 567, 233 and 526 in standings.
Successful units and soldiers were awarded crackshots certificates, medals and badges.
Then Kim Jong Un advanced important tasks for building up the Juche-based artillery force before KPA commanding officers, executive members of the KPA Party Committee and artillery commanders of the large combined units.
What is essential in strengthening the artillery force is to raise the firing hit-rate above anything else, he said, urging the KPA to stage a brisk drive for learning from the heroic artillerymen on Mu Islet as part of the crackshots movement.
He expressed great expectation and belief that the officers and soldiers of all artillery units and sub-units would intensify their drills, as the anti-Japanese guerillas did in Mt. Paektu, under the Party's slogan of training-first to improve the artillery force in a qualitative way and thus contribute to reliably defending the Party and the revolution, the country and its people.
1.4 COTONOU, (Xinhua) -- L'opérateur économique béninois Sébastien Germain Ajavon a officiellement déclaré dimanche à Cotonou sa candidature pour la présidentielle béninoise de février 2016.
Âgée de 51 ans, Sébastien Germain Ajavon, spécialisé dans la commercialisation des produits alimentaires (volaille, produits de la mer), est élu depuis 2005 président du Conseil national du patronat du Bénin. Il a le soutien d'une dizaine de députés proche de l'opposition au régime du président sortant.
Il a promis d'être, s'il était élu, "le président de tous les béninois sans distinction de région, d'ethnie, de sexe, de religion, de conviction politique et de catégorie socio-professionnelle", et s'engage à débarrasser de "toute forme de régionalisme et de népotisme".
Le Bénin connaitra en 2016 pour la 6ème fois, l'organisation d'une élection présidentielle depuis l'avènement du renouveau démocratique de février 1990.
Quelques 4,7 millions d'électeurs béninois seront appelés aux urnes dès le 28 février 2016 pour le premier tour de l'élection présidentielle, en vue d'élire le successeur de l'actuel chef d'Etat du Bénin, Boni Yayi, dont le dernier mandat constitutionnel sera achevé le 6 avril 2016.
Au Tchad, le chef de l’Etat a annoncé dans son message de fin d’année que 2016 sera encore une année difficile sur le plan économique en raison de la chute des cours du pétrole. Des perspectives qui pourraient compliquer les relations entre le gouvernement et les travailleurs.
Le dernier trimestre de l’année 2015 a été marqué par des grèves des travailleurs notamment dans les secteurs de l’éducation et de la santé en raison des retards dans le versement des salaires. Des débrayages qui ont paralysé l’administration obligeant parfois les élèves des établissements publics à manifester violement leur mécontentement.
Début 2015, le chef de l’Etat avait prévenu que l’année serait difficile. Il renouvelle cette prévision pour l’année 2016 mais promet que le gouvernement fera de son mieux. « Je vous invite donc à plus de responsabilité car l’année 2016 sera encore difficile » déclare Idriss Deby. Le paiement des salaires sera assuré a cependant promis le président tchadien qui a promis qu'il ne connaîtrait « plus de retard criant ».
Pour l’an 2016 qui commence, le Président Faure Gnassingbé a souhaité le samedi 02 janvier à ses compatriotes et à leurs proches ses vœux ardents de santé, de paix profonde et de prospérité.
En faisant le bilan de l’année 2015 qui s’est achevée, Faure a rappelé l’insécurité dans le monde, les évènements à Tabligbo et Mango, le climat social qui s’est apaisé, les bonnes perspectives économiques qui s’annoncent pour le pays et l’idée de la reprise du processus de réformes politiques et de décentralisation.
En ce qui concerne les évènements malheureux survenus à Tabligbo et Mango et leurs gestions, Faure a préconisé des mesures préventives. Pour une prévision ou à défaut une gestion efficace de ces genres de situation, il a invité les Togolais à travailler ensemble pour prévenir ce genre de situations « que nous ne pouvons et ne devons tolérer’. Il a demandé davantage de professionnalisme aux forces de sécurité et un sens civique plus développé de la part de la population ».
Tout en se félicitant de la tenue de la dernière présidentielle, il s’est aussi réjoui sur le plan économique et social de son optimisme et de sa confiance quant à l’amélioration des conditions de vie de la population. Il n’a manqué de souligner que « …la sécurité, le climat social apaisé qui règne dans notre pays sont de précieux acquis qui méritent d’être préservés… Il illustre la force du ciment social togolais, fruit d’une décennie de politique de développement inclusif ».
En rapport avec la consolidation de l’Etat de démocratie dans le pays, Faure Gnassingbé a annoncé que « … de nouvelles étapes seront franchies dans le processus de réformes politiques et de décentralisation. Ceci nécessite de donner corps à la commission sur les réformes constitutionnelles et institutionnelles et d’amorcer la mise en œuvre de la feuille de route relative à la décentralisation et aux élections locales ».

Inaugural Ceremony of Sci-Tech Complex Held in Presence of Kim Jong Un

There took place an inaugural ceremony of the Sci-Tech Complex with splendor in the presence of supreme
leader Kim Jong Un on Friday, New Year's Day.
Pak Pong Ju, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and premier of the Cabinet, made an address.
He said the complex is the center for disseminating latest science and technology provided by the Workers' Party of Korea in the 21st century, the age of knowledge-based economy.
The complex is a magnificent edifice for all the people's study meeting diverse purposes to be proud of in the world and an icon of the Juche-oriented architectural art in the great era of Kim Jong Un, he stressed.
Our people came to have another seat of learning meeting the requirements of a highly civilized socialist nation as the world's best center for disseminating science and technology has been built not only for scientists and technicians but also for other people.
Amid the playing of the welcome music Kim Jong Un cut the inaugural tape.
At the end of the ceremony he went round the complex together with senior officials of the party, state and army.
Going round the interior of the complex, he said this is a great center for all-people study and one for disseminating latest science and technology in which the party's plan has been materialized. He said meaningful words that the first gate to the New Year to greet the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea has been opened with science.
He called for operating well the complex, the precious wealth of the country, and greatly contributing to making all the people well versed in science and technology, turning the DPRK into a power of science and technology and developing it into a talented nation.
He underscored the need for the scientific field to firmly build up forces for developing science and technology, boost creative cooperation among scientists and researchers and widely generalize the successes and experience gained and thus steadily develop the nation's science and technology.
He stressed the need for the agricultural sector to make a dynamic technological revolution, apply scientific farming methods, increase the proportion of mechanization in farm work and, at the same time, launch a high-pitched drive for putting farming and stock-breeding on a scientific basis.
He underlined the need for the field of education to steadily push forward the work for improving conditions and environment for education in the age of knowledge-based economy and thus train huge ranks of talents who will play important roles in bringing earlier the building of a socialist economic power.
Present at the ceremony were Hwang Pyong So, Pak Pong Ju, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, O Su Yong, Ro Tu Chol, officials of the army and society, service personnel, builders and helpers who took part in the construction of the complex, officials and employees of the complex, officials of ministries, national institutions, those of institutions and enterprises, and scientists, educators, youth and students and other working people in Pyongyang.



Saturday, January 02, 2016

NEW YEAR ADDRESS OF 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.

 (1st January 2016)

Dear comrades,
Filled with the dignity and self-respect of being victors, who have set up a shining milestone in the history of the glorious Workers’ Party of Korea and our country, we are greeting the new year 2016.
In reflection of the fervent loyalty of all the people and service personnel, I extend the noblest respect and New Year greetings to the great Comrades Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the symbol of socialist Korea and the sun of Juche.
My New Year greetings also go to all the service personnel and people, who are working devotedly for the prosperity of their socialist country with a firm determination to follow the road of Juche to the end together with the Party, and I wish that all the families will be filled with harmonious feelings and the happy laughter of our dear children resound more loudly.
Seeing in the new year, I extend greetings to our compatriots in the south and abroad who are struggling to achieve national reunification, the cherished desire of the nation, and to the progressive peoples and our friends in the world who aspire after independence, justice and peace.
The year 2015 was a year of gigantic struggle, which is adorned with meaningful events and eye-opening successes, a year of victory and glory, in which socialist Korea fully demonstrated its prestige and might.
Last year we celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea as a proud and significant revolutionary event of the great Paektusan nation.
Having turned out as one in hearty response to the Party’s call, the service personnel and people waged a heroic struggle in the revolutionary spirit of Paektu and through bold army-people cooperation, thus bringing about proud labour results dedicated to the motherly Party.
The Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station, Chongchongang Power Station in Tiers, Sci-Tech Complex, Mirae Scientists Street, Jangchon Vegetable Cooperative Farm and many other structures of lasting significance and beautiful socialist villages that embody the Party’s ideas and policies sprang up, showing the mettle of the country which is advancing by leaps and bounds reducing ten years to one.
Our working class, scientists and technicians, true to the instructions of the great leaders, made a big stride in making the metallurgical industry Juche-based, built model, standard factories of the era of the knowledge-driven economy in various parts of the country and put production lines on a modern and IT footing, thus opening a new road of advance for developing the overall economy and improving the people’s standard of living. The flames of the campaign to implement the Party’s ideas and defend its policies have unfolded a proud reality of our indigenous plane flying in the sky and our indigenous subway train running under the ground, and rich fish and fruit harvests were gathered, their socialist flavour bringing pleasure to the people. Our sportspeople including the trustworthy women’s soccer players exalted the honour of their motherland and further encouraged the militant spirit of our service personnel and people by winning gold medals in international competitions.
Through the large-scale events held to celebrate the Party’s 70th anniversary drawing the attention of the world, we demonstrated far and wide the might of the single-hearted unity of all the service personnel and people around the Party and the bright future of Juche Korea.
The moving scenes unfolded on the October celebration square shook the world with power greater than that of explosion of an atomic bomb or that of the launching of an earth satellite, and clearly showed that nothing can check the dynamic advance of our Party, service personnel and people that are fighting with the single-hearted unity and arms as their ever-victorious weapons.
Last year our service personnel and people warded off the danger of war facing their country and nation and safeguarded the dignity of the Republic and world peace with honour.
That we neutralized the hair-trigger situation teetering on the brink of armed conflict owing to the grave political and military provocations by the hostile forces and defended the dignity and security of our motherland from possible calamities is a brilliant victory born of the Herculean might of the great army-people unity and of the powerful Paektusan revolutionary army.
What makes us look back upon last year with greater delight is that our young vanguards who are reliably carrying forward the lineage of the Juche revolution and faith demonstrated the might of the youth power without parallel in the world by means of their loyalty to the Party and heroic struggle.
Educated and trained in the embrace of the great leaders and the Party, our young people rushed ahead along the course of the Korean revolution set by the Party, creating the charging spirit and culture of young people of the Songun era and performing laudable deeds that touched people’s heartstrings. The millions of young people, fully equipped with the revolutionary ideology of the great leaders and firmly rallied behind the Party, have grown strong in ideas and faith, to become successors to the cause of the Juche revolution. This is the greatest dignity, pride and success for us.
All the victories and successes achieved last year are a fruition born of the heroic struggle of our people, who turned out in the general offensive for their country’s prosperity with the spirit and mettle of Paektu, and a crystallization of the invaluable blood and sweat the service personnel and people dedicated to the country and the revolution.
Spending last year seething with creation and filled with miraculous achievements together with the service personnel and people, who were burning their hearts with patriotism and loyalty, our Party witnessed with a warm feeling their beautiful spiritual world and strenuous struggle and gained greater strength and courage from their trust-filled look and sincere opinions.
As there are the Party’s sagacious leadership, the invincible army and the great people that absolutely support the Party and defend it unto death, we have no difficulties to be afraid of and can accomplish any great cause without fail–this is the proud conclusion of last year’s struggle.
I extend warm thanks to all the members of the Workers’ Party of Korea, service personnel and people who glorified last year with heroic struggle and feats in devoted support of the cause of the Party cherishing ardent loyalty to it and faith in sure victory.
Comrades,
This year is a significant year when the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea is to be held.
The congress will proudly review the successes our Party has achieved in the revolution and construction under the wise guidance of the great leaders, and unfold an ambitious blueprint for hastening final victory for our revolution.
We should celebrate the Seventh Party Congress as a glorious meeting of victors as it will constitute a historic landmark in carrying out the cause of the Juche revolution.
“Let us usher in a golden age in building a thriving nation in this year when the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea is to be held!”–this is the militant slogan our Party and people should uphold as they advance.
All Party members, service personnel and other people should turn out as one with ardent loyalty to the Party and extraordinary patriotic zeal, and demonstrate the spirit and mettle of Korea that is rushing forward towards final victory racing against time.
We should concentrate all our efforts on building an economic giant to bring about a fresh turn in developing the country’s economy and improving the people’s standard of living.
In order to achieve breakthroughs for a turning point in building an economic giant the electric-power, coal-mining and metallurgical industries and the rail transport sector should advance dynamically in the vanguard of the general offensive.
The problem of electricity should be resolved as an undertaking involving the whole Party and the whole state. The existing power stations should be kept in a good state of maintenance, bolstered up and run at full capacity to ensure maximum output of electric power. The construction of the Tanchon Power Station and other projects for boosting the country’s power-generating capacity should be promoted along with the efforts to ease the strain on electricity supply by making proactive use of natural energy. All sectors and all units should wage a vigorous campaign to economize on electricity and make effective use of it. The sector of coal-mining industry should raise the fierce flames of an upsurge in production to ensure enough supply of coal for the thermal power stations and several sectors of the national economy.
The state should take thoroughgoing measures to make certain that the sector of metallurgical industry receives adequate material supplies and the metallurgical factories, such as the Kim Chaek and Hwanghae iron and steel complexes, expand the successes achieved in making their production Juche-based and modern. By doing so it can increase the output of iron and steel. The rail transport sector should establish rigid discipline and increase effectiveness in organizing and controlling transport services to ensure regular operation of trains, and step up the modernization of railways.
Our Party maintains the improvement of the people’s living conditions as the most important of the numerous state affairs.
The crop farming, animal husbandry and fishing sectors should make innovations to effect a radical change in improving the people’s standard of living. The agricultural sector should actively adopt superior strains and scientific farming methods, speed up the comprehensive mechanization of the rural economy and take strict measures for each farming process, so as to carry out the cereals production plan without fail. The animal husbandry and fishing sectors, which are waging an all-out struggle in response to the Party’s call, should ramp up production as soon as possible and see to it that the fish farms, vegetable greenhouses and mushroom production bases built across the country pay off. Thus they can contribute to enriching the people’s diet.
The light industry sector should put its factories and enterprises on a highly modern footing, provide them with plenty of raw and other materials to keep their production going full steam and increase the number of world-famous products and commodities with a competitive edge.
Construction is a yardstick and visual evidence for the strength of a country and the quality of its civilization; it constitutes a worthwhile, important undertaking for embodying our Party’s people-oriented policies. The construction sector should launch a general offensive to implement the Party’s construction policy and grand plan. By doing so, it should build important production facilities, educational and cultural institutions and dwelling houses on the highest possible level and at the fastest possible speed, so that they serve as standards and models of the times. In this way it can make sure that the great heyday of construction continues without letup.
All the sectors of the national economy should set ambitious goals and maintain regular production by tapping every possible internal reserve and potentiality. They should also take it as an important policy-oriented requirement to improve product quality, ensure domestic production of equipment and rely on locally available raw and other materials, and make strenuous efforts to this end.
The whole Party, the entire army and all the people should buckle down to the campaign to restore the forests of the country.
The urban and rural areas, workplaces and villages should be kept spick and span, and positive measures should be taken to conserve the resources of the country and prevent air, river and sea pollution.
Our Party is steadfast in its determination and will to solidify the foundations of a thriving country by dint of science and technology and, with them as the engine, achieve national prosperity. The scientific research sector should give priority to resolving the scientific and technological problems that arise in consolidating the might of the Juche-based industry, the socialist independent economy, and improving the people’s standard of living, and strive to push back the frontiers of science and technology. Factories, enterprises and cooperative farms should build science and technology diffusion rooms in a splendid fashion and put their operation on a regular basis, so as to ensure that all the working people learn modern science and technology. It is also necessary to establish a social climate of resolving the problems arising in reality on the strength of science and technology.
The Cabinet and other state and economic organs should decisively improve their economic planning and guidance. Leading economic officials should fully equip themselves with Party policy, work out plans of the economic work in an innovative way and give a strong push to it on the principle of developing all the sectors at an exponential speed by relying on the inexhaustible creative strength of the working people and by dint of modern science and technology. They should accurately identify the main link in the whole chain of economic development and concentrate efforts on it while revitalizing the overall economy, especially when the conditions are not favourable and many difficulties arise. They should be proactive in organizing and launching the work of establishing on a full scale our style of economic management method which embodies the Juche idea, thus giving full play to its advantages and vitality.
The political and military might of our Republic should be strengthened in every way.
It is necessary to cement the politico-ideological position of socialism rock-solid.
We should regard ideology as the driving force of the revolution and focus on the five-point education so as to train all the service personnel and people to be strong in ideas, to etch in their hearts the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu, and encourage them to give free rein to their indomitable mental strength in the struggle to carry out the instructions of the great leaders and safeguard the Party’s policies. Political work and frontline-style information and motivational work should be vigorously conducted to ensure that the whole country seethes with an atmosphere of heightened political enthusiasm in the lead-up to the Seventh Party Congress.
Single-hearted unity is the great foundation and ever-victorious weapon for the Juche revolution. All the officials, Party members and other working people should connect their burning hearts with the garden of the offices of the Party Central Committee and share the Party’s ideas, breathe the same breath as it and keep pace with it in order to travel one road forever following the Party. Party organizations and state organs should give absolute priority to the demands and interests of the people by thoroughly applying the politics of prioritizing, respecting and loving them, and take responsible care of their political integrity and material and cultural life to the end. Party organizations should take hold of public sentiments, rally the broad sections of the masses closely around the Party, and launch an intensive struggle among officials against all practices of abuse of power, bureaucratism and corruption that gnaw at and undermine our single-hearted unity.
The country’s defence capability should be built up.
In this year, which marks the 20th anniversary of the movement of winning the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment initiated by General Kim Jong Il, the People’s Army should further develop itself into a revolutionary army of the Party in which the Party’s unified command system is thoroughly established, into a steadfast army of the Party that keeps the revolutionary faith to the death, and effect a turnaround in implementing the Party’s four-point line of building up the army to be formidable. By keeping it as the seed to conduct training in a real-war atmosphere and put it on a scientific and modern footing, the army should raise the fierce flames of training so that all the service personnel are prepared to be elite soldiers of modern warfare and stout fighters who are equipped with the military strategies and tactics of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, the heroic fighting spirit and flawless abilities to fight an actual war. It should become a standard-bearer and shock force of the times to make breakthroughs as intended by the Party on the major fronts where a thriving country is being built, and look for more tasks that are for the good of the people.
Officers and men of the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces should smash in embryo the manoeuvrings of the class enemy and hostile elements to harm the leadership of the revolution, our socialist system and our people’s lives and property, and members of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and the Young Red Guards should intensify combat and political training and fully prepare themselves to defend their villages.
The munitions industry sector should develop defence science and technology, put the defence industry on a highly Juche-oriented, modern and scientific footing, and give full play to the revolutionary spirit of Kunja-ri, so as to develop and produce a greater number of various means of military strike of our own style that are capable of overwhelming the enemy.
We should ensure that our people enjoy the highest quality of civilization on the highest level.
By raising the flames of radical improvement in education in the new century, we should renovate the conditions and environment for education and improve its quality decisively, thereby bringing up talented personnel who are knowledgeable, morally sound and physically strong. We should improve medical treatment and preventive work as required by the socialist public health system in order to protect the people’s life and promote their health.
We should make sports mass-based and part of daily concern to ensure that the whole country is astir with enthusiasm for sports, and radically develop the specialized sporting techniques to create new miracles of heroic Korea in international games. The sector of art and literature should brace itself to produce a larger number of contemporary masterpieces which make all the service personnel and people burn their hearts with enthusiasm for the revolution and for struggle.
We should launch a strong drive to establish discipline with regard to moral ethics so as to ensure that a sound and civilized way of life prevails throughout the country.
All the officials and working people should turn out as one in the struggle to usher in a golden age in building a thriving nation in this year when the Seventh Party Congress is to be held.
It is the tradition of struggle and temperament of our people to turn out with a single mind and will and continuously work miracles like moving mountains and filling up seas if it is the Party’s call.
The heroic working class of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, as befits the core unit of the Juche revolution and the eldest son of the country, should support the Party’s ideas and cause in the vanguard and advance holding up the torch of a new great revolutionary upsurge in building an economic giant. Agricultural workers, with the sense of responsibility that they are in the trench on the first line of the forward echelon of the campaign to defend socialism, should strive to bring about a turn in agricultural production. Intellectuals should promote the building of a thriving country by means of brilliant scientific and technological successes as required by the era of the knowledge-based economy, and become pacesetters and standard-bearers in opening the efflorescence of civilization of the age of the Workers’ Party.
Our Party pins a great hope on the role of young people in today’s general advance. Young people, cherishing the trust of the Party that has given prominence to them as masters of the youth power, should train themselves further to be dependable pillars of the country and become artists of miracles and heroes on all the sites where a thriving nation is being built.
Officials should immerse themselves in the reality to inspire the masses and conduct every undertaking in a revolutionary and scientific way. They should also become true servants of the people and competent leading personnel of the revolution who make selfless, devoted efforts for the good of the people with the ennobling view of life that they have nothing more to wish for even though their bodies may be scattered like the grains of sand on the road for the good of the people.
In all fields of social life we should sustain the original features and great appearances of our society which is advancing on the strength of helping and leading one another forward and through a concerted effort. Our target is a Juche-oriented socialist power, and the might of socialism is none other than the might of collectivism. All sectors and all units should attach primary importance to the interests of the state, the Party and the revolution, introduce the successes and experiences gained by the leading units and make leaps and bounds in the flames of collectivist competition.
The principle of giving priority to self-development should be maintained in building a thriving socialist country. Worship of big countries and dependence on foreign forces is the road to national ruin; self-development alone is the road to sustaining the dignity of our country and our nation and to paving a broad avenue for the revolution and construction. With affection, trust, dignity and pride in everything of our own, we should achieve the great cause of building a thriving nation and realize the people’s beautiful dreams and ideals without fail by our own efforts, technology and resources.
National reunification is the most pressing and vital task facing the nation.
Last year, greeting the 70th anniversary of national liberation, we appealed to all the compatriots to pool their efforts to open up a broad avenue to independent reunification, and strived for its realization. However, the anti-reunification forces that are not desirous of national reunification and improved inter-Korean relations ran amuck to realize their schemes for a war and even created a touch-and-go situation short of crossfire, causing grave apprehension at home and abroad. The south Korean authorities publicly sought to realize their goal of “regime change” in our country and unilateral “unification of systems” against the trend of inter-Korean dialogue and détente, and fanned distrust and confrontation between the north and the south.
This year we should hold up the slogan “Let us frustrate the challenges by the anti-reunification forces within and without and usher in a new era of independent reunification!” and press on with the national reunification movement more vigorously.
We should reject foreign intervention and resolve the issues of inter-Korean relations and national reunification independently in keeping with the aspirations and demands of the nation.
It is none other than the outside forces that divided our nation, and it is also none other than the United States and its followers that obstruct the reunification of our country. Notwithstanding this, the south Korean authorities are clinging to a smear campaign against the fellow countrymen in collusion with the outside forces while touring foreign countries to ask for the solution of the internal issue of our nation, the issue of its reunification. This is a betrayal of the country and nation that leaves the destiny of the nation at the mercy of the outside forces and sells out its interests.
The issues of inter-Korean relations and national reunification should, to all intents and purposes, be resolved by the efforts of our nation in conformity with its independent will and demands, true to the principle of By Our Nation Itself. No one will or can bring our nation reunification.
The whole nation should struggle resolutely against the sycophantic and treacherous manoeuvres of the anti-reunification forces to cooperate with the outside forces. The south Korean authorities should discontinue such a humiliating act as going on a tour of foreign countries touting for cooperation in resolving the internal issues of the nation.
It is fundamental to realizing the country’s reunification to prevent the danger of war and safeguard peace and security in the Korean peninsula.
Today the peninsula has become the hottest spot in the world and a hotbed of nuclear war owing to the US aggressive strategy for the domination of Asia and its reckless moves for a war against the DPRK. The US and south Korean war maniacs are conducting large-scale military exercises aimed at a nuclear war against the DPRK one after another every year; this is precipitating a critical situation in the Korean peninsula and throwing serious obstacles in the way of improving inter-Korean relations. Last year’s August emergency showed that even a trifling, incidental conflict between the north and the south may spark a war and escalate into an all-out war.
The US and south Korean authorities must discontinue their extremely dangerous aggressive war exercises and suspend acts of military provocation that aggravates tension in the Korean peninsula.
It is our consistent stand to strive with patience for peace in the peninsula and security in the region. However, if aggressors dare to provoke us, though to a slight degree, we will never tolerate it but respond resolutely with a merciless sacred war of justice, a great war for national reunification.
We should value such agreements common to the nation as the three principles for national reunification and declarations between the north and the south, and in conformity with them, open up an avenue to improved bilateral relations.
These principles and declarations constitute the great reunification programme common to the nation, and all fellow countrymen wish that they are implemented as soon as possible and a radical phase opened up in reunifying the country.
If they are sincere about improving inter-Korean relations and reunifying the country peacefully, the south Korean authorities must not seek pointless confrontation of systems, but make it clear that they intend to respect and implement with sincerity the three principles for national reunification, June 15 Joint Declaration and October 4 Declaration, which crystallize the general will of the nation and whose validity has been proved in practice. They should cherish the spirit of the agreement signed last year at the inter-Korean high-level emergency contact, and desist from any act that will lead to a breach of the agreement and mar the atmosphere of dialogue. In the future, too, we will make strenuous efforts to develop inter-Korean talks and improve bilateral relations. We will also have an open-minded discussion on the reunification issue, one of the national issues, with anyone who is truly desirous of national reconciliation and unity, peace and reunification.
All the Korean people in the north, in the south and abroad will smash all challenges and obstructive moves by the anti-reunification forces in and out of the country and build a dignified and prosperous reunified Korea on this land without fail under the banner of By Our Nation Itself.
The United States has persisted in ignoring our just demand for replacing the Armistice Agreement with a peace pact to remove the danger of war, ease tension and create a peaceful environment in the Korean peninsula. Instead, it has clung to its anachronistic policy hostile towards the DPRK, escalating the tension and egging its vassal forces on to stage a “human rights” racket against the country. However, no plots and schemes of the enemy could break the indomitable will of our service personnel and people to firmly defend and add brilliance to our style of people-centred socialism, the base of their happy life.
The challenges by the hostile forces remain uninterrupted and the situation is as tense as ever, but we will invariably advance along the road of independence, Songun and socialism under the unfurled red flag of the revolution, and make all responsible efforts to safeguard peace and security in the Korean peninsula and the rest of the world.
Our Party and the government of our Republic will further strengthen solidarity with the peoples of the world who are opposed to aggression and war, domination and subordination, and develop relations of friendship and cooperation with all the countries that respect our national sovereignty and are friendly to us.
The cause of Juche-oriented socialism is ever-victorious, and only victory and glory is in store for us who are advancing under the leadership of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
Let us all strive for the final victory of the revolution full of confidence in victory and optimism.
Greeting the hope-filled New Year, I wish the people across the country good health and happiness.