Monday, August 29, 2016

Chief of Security Officers in Panmunjom Warns S. Korean Side against Provocation

Pyongyang, August 27 (KCNA) -- The chief of security officers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) at Panmunjom warned the provocateurs as follows Saturday against their deliberate provocation getting on the nerves of the soldiers of the KPA side in the area of Panmunjom:
Floodlight directed at the KPA side at random is taken as an intolerable means of provocation and it will be the target of merciless pinpoint shots.
The fate of provocateurs running reckless in front of the KPA side cannot be otherwise.
The KPA does not make an empty talk.
According to the chief of security officers, the enemies are directing high-wattage floodlight to the observation outpost of the KPA side and committing deliberate provocation rattling the nerves of KPA soldiers on purpose from Friday evening in the sensitive area of Panmunjom at a time when the situation on the Korean peninsula has reached the brink of a war due to the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military drills the U.S. imperialists started with the south Korean puppet forces.
This has seriously threatened the safety of the KPA soldiers on duty and hindered their normal observation activities. Saying that Panmunjom is well known as the hotspot where even an accidental minor act may spill over into an irrevocable physical conflict in a moment, the chief continued: The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces who are well aware of this are escalating the tension on the Korean peninsula to extremes while conducting the joint military drill for aggression. The provocation being committed against this backdrop cannot be construed otherwise than a premeditated and intentional plot against the KPA.
The true aim sought by the provocateurs through their recent act is to seriously get on the nerves of the KPA soldiers, lead them to take due countermeasures and label them as provocation.

The chief clarified that the KPA soldiers at Panmunjom are closely following the moves of the provocateurs.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Categorically Rejects UNSC Press Statement

Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and its followers committed a serious hostile act of releasing a UN Security Council's press statement finding fault with the DPRK's measures for bolstering nuclear deterrence for self-defence such as the strategic submarine-launched ballistic missile test-fire.
A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK in a statement Sunday termed the UNSC's press statement a product of brigandish acts of the U.S. and other hostile forces to take issue with and deter the DPRK from exercising its legitimate right to self-defence, and categorically rejected it.
The recent farce of adopting the press statement which the U.S. staged by abusing the UNSC is a wanton violation of the sovereignty and dignity of the DPRK and a reckless provocation harassing peace and stability on the Korean peninsula, the statement noted, and went on: While deliberately disregarding the written complaint filed by the DPRK against the aggressive U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises, the UNSC found fault with the DPRK's bolstering of deterrent for self-defence, being played into the hands of the U.S. This is an illegal action taken by the world body to side with the U.S. in the acute stand-off between the DPRK and the U.S. without an iota of impartiality.
The U.S. and its followers are terming the DPRK's measures for self-defence a violation of "resolutions" of the UNSC and the like but even the UN Secretariat fails to give a clear answer to the question as to whether the "resolutions" are legitimate documents complying with the UN Charter.
The DPRK has substantial means capable of reducing aggression troops in the U.S. mainland and the operational theatre in the Pacific to ashes in a moment once an opportunity is given to cope with the U.S. unprecedented hostile policy and nuclear threat to the DPRK.
The DPRK has already warned the U.S. that its rash act of finding fault with the SLBM test fire would only precipitate its self-destruction and that the best way of escaping the deadly strikes to be made by the enraged people of the DPRK is to refrain from hurting its dignity and security with prudence and self-control.
Now that the U.S. posed threats to the dignity and the right to existence of the DPRK defying its serious warning, it will continue to take a series of eventful action steps as a full-fledged military power.

The U.S. and its vassal forces will be held wholly responsible for all the ensuing consequences.

U.S. SHOULD FACE UP TO REALITY: KCNA COMMENTARY

Pyongyang, August 29 (KCNA) –
The U.S. war racket against the DPRK has reached an extremely risky phase. The U.S. kicked off the largest-ever Ulji Freedom Guardian joint war exercise in league with the south Korean puppet forces despite the strong opposition of all Koreans and the world public.
The war rehearsal is a serious challenge to the efforts for peace and stability in the region as it is a military provocation aimed at a pre-emptive nuclear attack on the DPRK, to all intents and purposes.
The U.S. desperate bid to cover up its belligerent and risky nature of the war drumbeats will only betray its despicable colors as a harasser of the regional peace and stability.
It was well illustrated by the strong voices raised by the international community critical of the war racket when it was kicked off.
A Russian expert asserted that regime change and collapse of the DPRK seems to be set by the masterminds of the war drill as its general objective. He warned such war drumbeats may screw up tensions with an accidental outbreak of conflict and that premeditated escalation of military actions may lead to the second Korean war.
Xinhua also commented that the war drill simulating an all-out attack on the DPRK will cause Pyongyang's more offensive stance and worsen the already fragile and instable situation on the Korean peninsula.
Claiming the U.S. should think twice about the drill with south Korea, experts of the U.S. said north Korea would not abandon its present nuclear arsenal. It turns out, in the long run, that north Korea threatens the U.S. as the latter threatens the former, they added.
Many media and experts in the world are advising the U.S. to halt foolhardy sanctions and joint war drills and drop its wild dream of confrontation.
As claimed by the international community, the on-going war rehearsal is an aggressive and offensive one aimed at "toppling the social system" of the DPRK. Its danger and gravity are that it may further increase the possibility of armed clash in the region and cause a disastrous nuclear war, in particular.
It is the unanimous conclusion drawn by the public that the U.S. should be held wholly accountable if situation turns out worse.
This is also a warning to the U.S. that it has to behave with prudence, not running riot being ignorant of the trend of the times.
The service personnel and people of the DPRK have solemnly declared that they are capable of dealing a pre-emptive nuclear strike at the nuclear war maniacs attempting to deprive them of the cradle of their life and bring down their social system that represents their destiny.
The preemptive strike will be a merciless, deadly and final one.
The U.S. might not have imagined its mainland, on which no bomb has so far been dropped, reducing to ashes in a moment due to its provocation during the nuclear war drill on foreign soil.
Lamentation and regret over destruction always come too late. The world-startling rapid development of the nuclear force of the DPRK physically guarantees its will and practice.

Now is just the time for the U.S. to face up to the reality and behave with discretion. The U.S. persistent policy hostile to the DPRK being manifested in the nuclear war drills and increase of factors of nuclear threat will only precipitate the former's self-destruction, while making the DPRK steadily bolster its nuclear attack capability.

KCNA Blasts Park Geun Hye Regime's Pro-Japanese Acts

The Park Geun Hye regime is making a fool of the south Korean people through its shameless pro-Japanese acts. Despite the protest of the south Korean people, the regime established "foundation for reconciliation and recovery" under the pretext of "supporting" the victims of the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army with a petty amount of money given by Japan. Not content with this, the regime decided to cover the expense for operating the foundation. The foundation is a product of the Park Geun Hye regime's diplomacy servile to Japan and despicable sycophancy towards it because the diplomacy is aimed at helping it evade its state and legal responsibility for the sexual slavery. The puppet regime is now claiming that the issue of sexual slavery was settled through "agreement" on Japan's paying such paltry amount of money. This is an intolerable insult to the victims of the sexual slavery and all other fellow countrymen and a heinous act of selling off the dignity and interests of the nation for a petty amount of money. The sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army is the hideous crime committed by Japan as the chastity of as many as 200 000 Korean women was violated by the Japanese imperialists. Therefore, it is a matter concerning the dignity of the Korean nation. It obliges Japan to pay a very high price for the crime for all ages. After making the humiliating "agreement" characterized by submission and disgrace last year, she had the effrontery to claim that the negotiations on the issue of the comfort women for the Imperial Japanese Army culminated in getting the best gain ever attainable at the sincerest ones." Like a thief crying "Stop the thief!" Japan was impudent enough to say that "the issue of [2] comfort women can be settled with three hundred million yen." And when Japan proposed offering fund only after removing a girl statue, the Park regime did not utter even a word of protest. Park also asked Japan for paying a billion yen before Aug. 15 in reward for drastically omitting issues arising in the relations with Japan including the issue of sexual slavery in her "August 15 address." The Park group of the modern-day "five traitors in 1905" is going so shameless as to opt for removing a girl statue in collusion with Japan, trumpeting about "recovery" and "reconciliation." This is the most hideous pro-Japanese act in the national history. The above-said facts clearly indicate that it is the invariable mode of existence for the traitors to prolong their remaining days by selling off the dignity and interests of the nation. The Koreans can never be in peace as long as the Park regime is allowed to go scot-free after unhesitatingly rubbing salt in the wounds of victims of the sexual slavery. All the fellow countrymen must eradicate the betes noires of history and the root cause of misfortune and pain as soon as possible.

KCNA Commentary Blasts S. Korean Traitors' Military Nexus with Sworn Enemy Japan

Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) –

South Korea and Japan are tightening their military nexus. The south Korean puppet group has been frequently closeted with the Japanese military bosses who visited south Korea to pursue confrontation with the DPRK. It decided to expand the military exchange and cooperation such as conclusion of an agreement on the protection of the military information with Japan, establishment of more hotlines between the defence authorities, inspection of the military drills and mutual visits of aircrafts and warships on several occasions such as the "2016 Asia security meeting". They resumed the south Korean puppet Navy's training flotilla's entrance into Japanese ports, which had been stopped over the past five years and are stepping up the establishment of the system of sharing information among the U.S., Japan and south Korea. The south Korean puppet forces' ever more undisguised military nexus with Japan is not just the simple military and diplomatic act but a challenge to the desire of the compatriots to settle accounts with Japan for its past crimes without fail and thrice-cursed treacherous one of opening the way for the sworn enemy of the Korean nation to launch reinvasion. Japan which had committed the unprecedented crimes after occupying Korea in the last century still work with bloodshot eyes to reinvade Korea, denying the admission, apology and reparation for its past crimes. The Korean peninsula is the first target of Japan's exercise of the "right to collective selfdefense". In particular, Japan which provided a springboard for openly advancing to the Korean [2] peninsula with the amendment of the "U.S.-Japan defense cooperation guidelines" set the DPRK as the first target, talking about the "automatic involvement of the "Self-Defense Forces' in emergency". The Japanese reactionaries' ambition to occupy the Korean peninsula again and reduce the Korean nation into its colonial slaves has reached the phase which can no longer be overlooked. This being a hard fact, the south Korean puppet group, steeped in pro-Japanese flunkeyism, is kowtowing to the Japanese reactionaries, far from protesting against their moves for revival of militarism and reinvasion. In her "address marking August 15" Park Geun Hye underlined the need to "turn south Korea-Japan relations into future-oriented ones." It is none other than the south Korean group of traitors who act even a guide for reinvasion in order to do harm to the compatriots in the north. Neither detente on the Korean peninsula nor the security and peace of the nation can be achieved as long as the Park group persisting in depending on foreign forces and escalating confrontation with the compatriots in the north is allowed to go scot-free. It is necessary to wipe out all the pro-Japanese sycophantic traitors of south Korea in order to prevent the bitter lesson of statelessness from being repeated. It is the warning of history.

The US–south Korea joint military exercises and the Situation on the Korean Peninsula

 (Essay of Kim Kwang Hak, the Researcher of the IFAS of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DPRK)

In his report to the 7th Party Congress of the Worker’s Party of Korea (WPK) the Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un, the Chairman of the Worker’s Party of Korea, said as follows: “The United States should squarely recognize the strategic position of our Republic, now that it has joined the front rank of nuclear powers, and the trend of the times; it should scrap its anachronistic policy of hostility towards the DPRK, replace the Armistice Agreement with a peace treaty and withdraw its forces of aggression and war material from south Korea.” At present, the frenzied and large-scale nuclear war exercise aiming for the invasion of the North, led by the world No.1 nuclear power, is being conducted on the Korean peninsula, the biggest hotspot in the world under the pretext of being a “routine” one in the “defensive” nature. The Korean peninsula, where the status quo of the decades-long ceasefire has been continued, is becoming the site of the showdown for power, the tensest one around the globe. No place in the world is as much dangerous as the Korean peninsula where the great number of the vast strategic armed forces including the nuclear weapons have been intensively deployed [2] and the joint military exercises and other warmongering military maneuvers have been conducted as frequently as the days are numbered. Even those, who are interested in the situation on the Korean peninsula to a certain degree, would not take much trouble to witness the fact that the Korean peninsula falls into the melting pot of the cycle of the aggravation of the situation in March, April and August every year. The situation on the Korean peninsula, at the very time of March, April and August every year, could be characterized by the enforcement of the large-scale US–south Korea joint military exercises and the self-defensive countermeasures of the DPRK. This paper will deal with the danger and provocative character of the joint military exercises conducted by the US in collusion with south Korea, and the influence of those war drills racket on the situation of the Korean peninsula. 1. The US had decreased the scale of the military exercises in other parts of the world since the end of the Cold War. The US, however, constantly fanned up the war fever by conducting the joint military exercises, tantamount to those during the Cold War, every year only on the Korean peninsula. Wars can be classified into two forms; wars of justice or wars of injustice according to their characters. Same thing could be applied to the military exercises. The military exercises can be classified by its nature; self-defensive or aggressive one. The military exercises, which the US and south Korea have been “routinely” conducting, belong to the latter one. Our Republic had never made an issue of the US military exercises, which have been [3] conducted on the American soil or at the center of the Pacific Ocean and other places not being dangerous to it. However, the US–south Korea joint military exercises are the different matters. The unique danger which distinguishes the US-south Korea joint military exercises from the military exercises in general lies in the fact that these exercises are conducted by the US, the world No.1 nuclear power, at the doorstep of the DPRK. It is preposterous for the US to assert that these exercises are “routine” and “defensive” in nature far from the offensive one and there are no problems with them. At present, the DPRK and the US are in the state of ceasefire. This means that a life and death war would break out between the DPRK and the US at any given time. Under these circumstances, it stands to obvious reason that the DPRK could not look with folded arms on the US-south Korea joint military exercises as “routine” and “defensive” ones in nature, because the biggest nuclear weapon state and the belligerent party to the Korean War occupied the half part of its land and has been conducting these exercises at the doorstep of the DPRK by mobilizing the huge amount of its armed forces. The US is planning to hide its true identity as the “breaker” of the peace on the Korean Peninsula, and furthermore to make the DPRK “accustomed” to those exercises and being “numbed” to it in order to realize its ambition of invading the DPRK without fail. This is the main purpose which the US pursues through justifying these war games by covering them with the package of so-called “routine and defensive in nature”. First of all, the war exercises being conducted by the US in collusion with south Korea are clearly provocative and aggressive in nature, judging from the intentions, scale and other detailed specifics of these exercises. [4] In this June, the NATO conducted the joint military exercises codenamed “Anaconda-16” in Poland, which involved only 31,000 troops from 24 countries including 14,000 US troops. However, the US-south Korea joint military exercises codenamed “Key Resolve”, “Foal Eagle 16” conducted in March and April, involved the 27,000 US troops, almost 300,000 south Korean puppet troops, “Stennis” nuclear carrier, “B-52H”, “B-2A” nuclear strategic bombers and other military materials. The fact that this huge amount of the armed forces and military materials enough for conducting an all-out war had been mobilized in these exercises reveals how dangerous the USsouth Korea joint military exercises are in terms of scale. Especially, the biggest danger of these exercises lies in the fact that the ultimate goal of these exercises is to stifle the DPRK by the military means, and to further “eliminate” its supreme headquarter and “occupy the capital of DPRK.” In mid-December, 1953, the US National Security Council came out with the “Revamped Policy” in order to make a fresh attempt of invading the DPRK, and later made it more specific with the “Red Ford Strategy” which stipulated that the “Revamped Policy” would be realized in a blitzkrieg way by focusing on Korea and the other Asian countries before their national strength became stronger. In accordance with these war doctrines, the US turned south Korea into the base for war supplies in order to conduct the aggressive war against the North. At the same time, the US continued to modify and supplement the war schemes and conducted the war exercises as frequently as days are numbered to further aggravate the situation. The main examples of the joint military exercises are as follows: “Focus Lens”, “Focus Retina”, “Freedom Bolt”; All these exercises focused on the landing and airborne transporting operation for the purpose of occupying the northern part of our Republic by calling in the reinforcements from the outside of the Korean Peninsula at one time. [5] “Team Spirit”, “Ulji Focus Lens” ; These exercises reflected the “OPLAN 5027-98” in a detailed way, which openly brought up with the preemptive attack on the DPRK “RSOI” (“Reception, Staging, Onward movement, and Integration”), “Key Resolve”, “Foal Eagle”, “Ulji Freedom Guardian”; The purpose of all these exercises are to occupy our Republic by means of the surprise landing and the other ways of dispatching the US Troops, and at the same time to eliminate the Supreme leadership and important objects including the nuclear facilities and to make a surprise on and conquer Pyongyang, its capital, by its commando units. The names of the US-south Korea joint military exercises had been changed through the decades. However, the purpose of those exercises to stifle the DPRK with the armed forces had not been changed even a little. If somebody insists that there should have been a change, then that might be the change of the character and content of the joint military exercises, because those had been changed in a more preemptive and offensive way, and in the bluntest and the most antagonistic way by even mentioning the “eliminating of DPRK Supreme leadership”. The dangers become clearer when it comes to the operation plans initiated and unveiled by the US. Here are the examples. “OPLAN 5029”; The core content of this Operation Plan is that the US induces the DPRK into committing to the military maneuvers by imposing a large-scale pressure on the DPRK, and engages in a military way as soon as possible when the “emergency situation” occurs in the DPRK. “OPLAN 5026”; This plan is about the high-precision airstrike on the major strategic facilities of our Republic. “OPLAN 5030”; It is designed to make DPRK military strength waste by imposing the low- [6] intensity pressure against it. All these aggressive war plans against the DPRK prove that the purposes of these exercises are not defensive; they are rather to mount a preemptive attack on the DPRK and occupy it without any prior notice. Especially, prior to the “Ulji Freedom Guardian” joint military exercises of this year, the US deployed “B-52H”, “B-1B”, “B-2A”, the 3 major nuclear strategic bombers, in the forward area on the Guam Island and made them ready for flight. Furthermore, the US is openly mentioning that they will apply the “OPLAN 5015” to the “Ulji Freedom Guardian” exercises of this year, of which the purpose is to mount a preemptive strike on the “main target” and strategic bases of our Republic. The US and south Korea conducted the exercises like the “Beheading operation”, “Highprecision strike”, “Occupying Pyongyang” as a part of the exercises for the preemptive strike on our Republic during the “Key Resolve”, “Foal Eagle 16” exercises of this March and April. Judging from this fact the “main target” much-touted by the US is none other than our Supreme leadership. Allow me to take this opportunity to make a brief reference to how absurd is the US’s muchtouted claim of North Korea’s threats – a justification for the aforesaid joint military exercises. The US seeks to leave no stone unturned to warrant the massive joint military exercises while accusing the DPRK of its self-defensive steps for bolstering military capabilities as “provocations” and “threats”. And there raises a question whether such US’s argument stands authentic. It is an indelible historical fact that the US has brought in ultra-modern nuclear war hardware such as 3 major nuclear strategic assets on a continual basis and staged large-scale joint military exercises on a yearly basis on the Korean peninsula and its vicinity, thus straining the situation to the extreme well before the DPRK acquired a nuclear deterrent force for self-defense. [7] The reason why the disaster of a nuclear war has been curbed on the Korean peninsula over which dark clouds of a thermal war hang heavily at all times for well over 6 decades after the end of the Korean War is not because the US is peace loving nor somebody’s provocations or threats have been contained due to the US-south Korea joint military exercises. There is a need to look into why the gunfire of war has not been heard thus far for the past decades and the Korean people have led a peaceful and stable life on the Korean peninsula where joint military exercises involving massive nuclear war hardware and armed forces enough to wage a round of war have folded out in a frantic manner every year. It is attributable to the fact that the DPRK has steadily increased its national defense capabilities for self-defense with the result that the US’s non-stop threats of a nuclear war have been deterred. 2. The US-south Korea joint military exercises have profound implications for the situation on and around the Korean peninsula. Firstly, the US-south Korea military exercises are a precarious act of provocations which drives the situation on the Korean peninsula into an uncontrollable state and to the brink of touch-an-go war and at the same time a key factor which disrupts peace and security on the Korean peninsula. The perils of a military exercise are largely calibrated by military hardware involved, intensity and frequency. Nobody could predict when the large-scale military exercises involving ultra-modern nuclear strategic assets and huge armed forces, which are carried out under simulated conditions of a real war, would lead to an act of war against the other. It is noteworthy that the August incident of last year took place in the period of the joint military exercise codenamed “Ulji Freedom Guardian” when an unaccounted-for, inadvertent [8] incident drove the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of touch-and-go war. Frequent gathering of clouds would inevitably bode rain. A mere look at the history of a world war tells that incessant military drills can be likened to an instrument of gauging the direction of the wind, which harbingers military actions. It is inevitable for the DPRK to take self-defensive countermeasures in response to the joint military exercises held by the US on a continual basis on the Korean peninsula. It is as clear as daylight that in the course of it, any accidental incident or conflict would easily spill over into an all-out war. Recently, it is in the mainstream of international opinion that the US’s deployment of strategic assets and joint military exercises are major elements driving the situation on the Korean peninsula into an uncontrollable state. It is a foregone conclusion that the international community expresses serious concerns over the possibility of the on-going joint military exercises codenamed “Ulji Freedom Guardian” driving the situation to the brink of a war once again. Secondly, the US-south Korea joint military exercises have a hugely negative impact on ensuring peace and security in the northeast Asian region and the world at large. The Korean peninsula is shallow in terms of depth and worse still, it is a tremendously sensitive region where the interests of neighboring powers are intricately interwoven and there is no legal and institutional mechanism in place to prevent any potential military conflict. Moreover, the Korean peninsula is located at a strategically important place which borders with China and Russia regarded by the US as potential enemies. The Korean peninsula can be said to be an outpost for achieving US strategy towards Asia whereas south Korea is a military springboard where the US sets its foot on. The US’s failure to lose control over south Korea implies that the former would be deprived [9] of an outpost for fulfilling its strategy towards Korea and its assertive ambition for Asia. It is the unwavering foreign policy of the US to accomplish its strategy of dominance over Asia with south Korea as a stronghold, and to this end, the US seeks to tighten its military control over south Korea through deployment of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense and joint military drills. The US is prone to make a reference to somebody’s misjudgment or uncertainty. In case the US’s logic is to be followed, there is no guarantee that a large-scale war would not break out on the Korean peninsula, if the United States, misjudging the strategic position of our Republic, now that it has joined the front rank of nuclear powers, persists in clinging to its anachronistic racket of military confrontation including the joint military exercises. Once an all-out war should have been broken out on the Korean peninsula where the interests of the world powers are complicatedly intertwined, because of its geopolitical value, then it will be easily followed by the world war and expanded into the unprecedented thermonuclear war. All these developments of the events would invite the terrible catastrophe to the peace and security on Korean peninsula and in the region of the northeast Asia, and further to the peace and security of the world. The US-south Korea joint military exercise is just playing the “triggering” role in aggravating the situation. It is because the scale and aggressive nature of these joint military exercises are becoming increasing and more undisguised day by day, that the Korean peninsula and the other region of northeast Asia get deeper and deeper into the crucible of the new arms race and cold war, All of these facts show that the joint military exercises being conducted by the US on the Korean peninsula should unconditionally be put to stop without fail for the guarantee of the peace and safety on the Korean peninsula and in the region of the northeast Asia and furthermore in the world. [10] Over the last 60 or so years since the signing of the Armistice Agreement the US has persisted in introducing the huge number of the armed forces of invasion into south Korea and the surrounding region, and conducted the frenzied nuclear war exercises against the North year after year. And this is the primary factor which aggravates the tension on the Korean peninsula and in the region. If the US is sincerely interested in the peace and stability as they like to quote, it should scrap its anachronistic policy of hostility towards the DPRK, replace the Armistice Agreement with a peace treaty and withdraw its forces of invasion and war material from south Korea. If the situation of the Korean peninsula falls into the further uncontrollable state and an incident desired by nobody happens, the US, who is possessed by its anachronistic policy of hostility towards the DPRK and persists in reckless military hostile acts, will be held wholly accountable for the ensuing consequences.

Park Geun Hye Group Accused of Floating Story of Letting North's Abductees Settle in S. Korea

Pyongyang, August 21 (KCNA) -- The Park Geun Hye group of traitors in south Korea which had kept the women abductees of the DPRK in custody for over four months despite the strong denunciation and demand for their repatriation at home and abroad recently made public that they let those girls "be free and settle in society". Timed to coincide with this, the puppet authorities and the ultra-right conservative forces are blustering that "there is no ground left for the north to claim that the women employees are in custody." The Emergency Measure Committee for Rescue of Forcible Abductees of the DPRK in a statement released on Sunday says: This is another mean burlesque staged by the puppet group to cover up forever the truth behind the group abduction committed by it and divert the social censure for its detention of those employees and calm down the strong voices of the public at home and abroad demanding it let them meet with their families and their repatriation. The puppet group prevents them from being opened to public and keeps them from contacting media. This proves that its statement is a sheer lie. The puppet group does not let those women make public appearance to freely express their will. It is not because of their "personal safety" but because it is afraid of its unheard-of group abduction and unethical crimes from being brought to light. Aware that with neither appeasement nor threat can it shake the determination and will of those girls to go back to the fold of the homeland, the group is seeking to keep them in custody [2] in a solitary place and ruin them. In the light of the barbarous and cruel nature of the Park group there could be some women who had been mercilessly murdered. We will never pardon the group abduction and crimes against humanity committed by the Park group but will fight it out till those women are rescued and brought back to the fold of the DPRK.

KCNA Commentary Ridicules Park Geun Hye Group's Talk about Efficiency of "Sanctions against DPRK"

Pyongyang, August 23 (KCNA) -- These days the south Korean puppet authorities are claiming as if their "sanctions against the north" were proving effective, inviting sneers from all people. The Park Geun Hye group's vociferous talk about effectiveness of "sanctions" is nothing but fraud and red herring. Now the world people including south Korean people admire the reality of the DPRK where its service personnel and people continue performing eye-opening miracles and innovations in socialist economic and cultural construction in the spirit of self-reliance and self-development despite the hostile forces' persistent moves to isolate and blockade the DPRK. It is none other than the south Korean puppet authorities who were driven into a tight corner and quagmire owing to their "sanctions against the north". The south Korean authorities totally shut down the Kaesong Industrial Zone, joining in the anti-DPRK "sanctions" of outside forces. Owing to this foolish action at least 6 000 businesses of south Korean including 124 others which had operated there were driven into the mire of bankruptcy and more than 124 000 workers lost their jobs. According to the south Korean economic experts, direct and indirect damage done to south Korea by the collapse of north-south economic cooperation since the Park's regime emerged ran into about tens of billions of US dollars. South Korea has to shoulder the financial burden of 25 billion US dollars owing to the "shuttle diplomacy on pro-north countries". The south Korean people carry on their protest actions, saying that "sanctions against the north [2] lead to sanctions against the south" and "south Korean people are being exhausted due to Park Geun Hye." Even a U.S. credit appreciation company and world biggest investment and banking company said that Park Geun Hye brought an exorbitant amount of damage in the economic field of south Korea and exercised a negative influence on creditability by shutting down the Kaesong Industrial Zone, urging foreigners to restrain investment in south Korea. As seen above, the south Korean authorities' "unprecedented sanctions against the north" bring political and economic crisis to south Korea. Nevertheless, the Park Geun Hye group is busy floating a false story in a bid to mislead public opinion at home and abroad. It is nothing but hordes of the worst swindlers and traitors in the world. The south Korean authorities are sadly mistaken if they calculate they can cover up their miserable position and realize the ambition for escalating the confrontation with the compatriots in the north by spreading the above-said fiction. Confrontation with the compatriots in the north only leads to treachery and self-destruction. 


KCNA Commentary Accuses S. Korean Regime of Orchestrating Fresh Smear Campaign against DPRK

The south Korean puppet regime is busy ratcheting up the anti-DPRK smear campaign and confrontation. Of late, the Park Geun Hye group of traitors in south Korea carried out an operation to bring to south Korea a DPRK's diplomat who fled his mission in London with his family for fear of legal punishment for his crimes. He was instructed to return home in June last for questioning as regards the embezzlement of huge amount of state funds, leakage of state secrets for money and rape of a minor. The Central Public Prosecutors Office of the DPRK looked into his crimes and issued a legal document on starting the investigation on July 12. He deserved a legal punishment for his crimes, but he took to flight, betraying his country and parents and other kith and kin. He thus revealed himself as human scum bereft of elementary sense of moral obligation and conscience. As already reported, the south Korean puppet regime committed such a hideous terrorism as kidnapping innocent citizens of the DPRK in daylight and taking them to south Korea. Not content with this, it is using the above-said bete noire for the anti-DPRK smear campaign and confrontation in a sinister bid to tarnish the DPRK's international prestige at any cost and divert elsewhere the south Korean public criticism of its unpopular rule. Great irony is that the south Korean puppet group is working hard to help the criminal improve his image by floating sheer lies that he was in charge of the party work at his mission and he was a son of an anti-Japanese revolutionary fighter and the like. [2] A dumping ground is full of blowflies. The already tattered anti-DPRK smear campaign kicked off by the Park Geun Hye regime with criminals and human scum involved, taken aback by the ever-rising prestige of the DPRK, would only throw it into a bottomless quagmire. What merits a serious attention is that the British authorities, who paint their country as a lawgoverned state, handed him to the south Korean puppet regime hell-bent on confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the DPRK in disregard of its legitimate demand for sending back the criminal and the international practice on his extradition. From the outset of the incident the DPRK had informed the UK of what he committed and asked for his extradition for investigation. However, the UK handed over the fugitive and his family carrying no passports to the south Korean puppet forces, contrary to its duty to protect the foreign diplomats in its country, thereby besmirching its image as a law-governed state. By whisking off the criminal the UK left such indelible blot as getting involved in the crime and inciting the south Korean regime's confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the DPRK. Such act against elementary good faith perpetrated by the UK would only further deteriorate the complicated north-south relations and it would not do the UK good either. 

KCNA Commentary Accuses S. Korean Regime of Orchestrating Fresh Smear Campaign against DPRK

The south Korean puppet regime is busy ratcheting up the anti-DPRK smear campaign and confrontation. Of late, the Park Geun Hye group of traitors in south Korea carried out an operation to bring to south Korea a DPRK's diplomat who fled his mission in London with his family for fear of legal punishment for his crimes. He was instructed to return home in June last for questioning as regards the embezzlement of huge amount of state funds, leakage of state secrets for money and rape of a minor. The Central Public Prosecutors Office of the DPRK looked into his crimes and issued a legal document on starting the investigation on July 12. He deserved a legal punishment for his crimes, but he took to flight, betraying his country and parents and other kith and kin. He thus revealed himself as human scum bereft of elementary sense of moral obligation and conscience. As already reported, the south Korean puppet regime committed such a hideous terrorism as kidnapping innocent citizens of the DPRK in daylight and taking them to south Korea. Not content with this, it is using the above-said bete noire for the anti-DPRK smear campaign and confrontation in a sinister bid to tarnish the DPRK's international prestige at any cost and divert elsewhere the south Korean public criticism of its unpopular rule. Great irony is that the south Korean puppet group is working hard to help the criminal improve his image by floating sheer lies that he was in charge of the party work at his mission and he was a son of an anti-Japanese revolutionary fighter and the like. [2] A dumping ground is full of blowflies. The already tattered anti-DPRK smear campaign kicked off by the Park Geun Hye regime with criminals and human scum involved, taken aback by the ever-rising prestige of the DPRK, would only throw it into a bottomless quagmire. What merits a serious attention is that the British authorities, who paint their country as a lawgoverned state, handed him to the south Korean puppet regime hell-bent on confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the DPRK in disregard of its legitimate demand for sending back the criminal and the international practice on his extradition. From the outset of the incident the DPRK had informed the UK of what he committed and asked for his extradition for investigation. However, the UK handed over the fugitive and his family carrying no passports to the south Korean puppet forces, contrary to its duty to protect the foreign diplomats in its country, thereby besmirching its image as a law-governed state. By whisking off the criminal the UK left such indelible blot as getting involved in the crime and inciting the south Korean regime's confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the DPRK. Such act against elementary good faith perpetrated by the UK would only further deteriorate the complicated north-south relations and it would not do the UK good either. 

KCNA Commentary Accuses S. Korean Regime of Orchestrating Fresh Smear Campaign against DPRK

The south Korean puppet regime is busy ratcheting up the anti-DPRK smear campaign and confrontation. Of late, the Park Geun Hye group of traitors in south Korea carried out an operation to bring to south Korea a DPRK's diplomat who fled his mission in London with his family for fear of legal punishment for his crimes. He was instructed to return home in June last for questioning as regards the embezzlement of huge amount of state funds, leakage of state secrets for money and rape of a minor. The Central Public Prosecutors Office of the DPRK looked into his crimes and issued a legal document on starting the investigation on July 12. He deserved a legal punishment for his crimes, but he took to flight, betraying his country and parents and other kith and kin. He thus revealed himself as human scum bereft of elementary sense of moral obligation and conscience. As already reported, the south Korean puppet regime committed such a hideous terrorism as kidnapping innocent citizens of the DPRK in daylight and taking them to south Korea. Not content with this, it is using the above-said bete noire for the anti-DPRK smear campaign and confrontation in a sinister bid to tarnish the DPRK's international prestige at any cost and divert elsewhere the south Korean public criticism of its unpopular rule. Great irony is that the south Korean puppet group is working hard to help the criminal improve his image by floating sheer lies that he was in charge of the party work at his mission and he was a son of an anti-Japanese revolutionary fighter and the like. [2] A dumping ground is full of blowflies. The already tattered anti-DPRK smear campaign kicked off by the Park Geun Hye regime with criminals and human scum involved, taken aback by the ever-rising prestige of the DPRK, would only throw it into a bottomless quagmire. What merits a serious attention is that the British authorities, who paint their country as a lawgoverned state, handed him to the south Korean puppet regime hell-bent on confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the DPRK in disregard of its legitimate demand for sending back the criminal and the international practice on his extradition. From the outset of the incident the DPRK had informed the UK of what he committed and asked for his extradition for investigation. However, the UK handed over the fugitive and his family carrying no passports to the south Korean puppet forces, contrary to its duty to protect the foreign diplomats in its country, thereby besmirching its image as a law-governed state. By whisking off the criminal the UK left such indelible blot as getting involved in the crime and inciting the south Korean regime's confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the DPRK. Such act against elementary good faith perpetrated by the UK would only further deteriorate the complicated north-south relations and it would not do the UK good either. 

KCNA Commentary Accuses S. Korean Regime of Orchestrating Fresh Smear Campaign against DPRK

The south Korean puppet regime is busy ratcheting up the anti-DPRK smear campaign and confrontation. Of late, the Park Geun Hye group of traitors in south Korea carried out an operation to bring to south Korea a DPRK's diplomat who fled his mission in London with his family for fear of legal punishment for his crimes. He was instructed to return home in June last for questioning as regards the embezzlement of huge amount of state funds, leakage of state secrets for money and rape of a minor. The Central Public Prosecutors Office of the DPRK looked into his crimes and issued a legal document on starting the investigation on July 12. He deserved a legal punishment for his crimes, but he took to flight, betraying his country and parents and other kith and kin. He thus revealed himself as human scum bereft of elementary sense of moral obligation and conscience. As already reported, the south Korean puppet regime committed such a hideous terrorism as kidnapping innocent citizens of the DPRK in daylight and taking them to south Korea. Not content with this, it is using the above-said bete noire for the anti-DPRK smear campaign and confrontation in a sinister bid to tarnish the DPRK's international prestige at any cost and divert elsewhere the south Korean public criticism of its unpopular rule. Great irony is that the south Korean puppet group is working hard to help the criminal improve his image by floating sheer lies that he was in charge of the party work at his mission and he was a son of an anti-Japanese revolutionary fighter and the like. [2] A dumping ground is full of blowflies. The already tattered anti-DPRK smear campaign kicked off by the Park Geun Hye regime with criminals and human scum involved, taken aback by the ever-rising prestige of the DPRK, would only throw it into a bottomless quagmire. What merits a serious attention is that the British authorities, who paint their country as a lawgoverned state, handed him to the south Korean puppet regime hell-bent on confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the DPRK in disregard of its legitimate demand for sending back the criminal and the international practice on his extradition. From the outset of the incident the DPRK had informed the UK of what he committed and asked for his extradition for investigation. However, the UK handed over the fugitive and his family carrying no passports to the south Korean puppet forces, contrary to its duty to protect the foreign diplomats in its country, thereby besmirching its image as a law-governed state. By whisking off the criminal the UK left such indelible blot as getting involved in the crime and inciting the south Korean regime's confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the DPRK. Such act against elementary good faith perpetrated by the UK would only further deteriorate the complicated north-south relations and it would not do the UK good either. 

Kim Jong Un Visits Taedonggang Pig Farm

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, provided field guidance to the Taedonggang Pig Farm.
The farm is a large livestock producing base built in 2011 on the initiative of leader Kim Jong Il.
Kim Jong Un gave instructions for sprucing up the farm associated with the love of Kim Jong Il for the people as befitting the unit honored with his field guidance and establishing the scientific livestock system to keep production going at a high rate and meticulously organizing the work for perfectly establishing the food production cycle of fruit growing and animal husbandry and solved all matters arising in doing so.
He looked round the room for the education in the revolutionary history and the room dedicated to the history of the farm.
Saying that Kim Jong Il visited the newly-built farm in the last period of his life and clearly indicated the road to be followed by it, Kim Jong Un underscored the need for the farm to direct primary efforts to educating them through Kim Jong Il's leadership exploits so that its employees might add shine to his immortal exploits with signal successes in production.
Going round various places including the combined control room, breed shed, raising shed, fattening shed, pork processing shed and organic compound fertilizer shop, he learnt in detail about the production on the farm.
Noting with satisfaction that the farm put the pork production on a scientific and intensive basis and established the food production cycle of fruit growing and animal husbandry as demanded by the Party, he gave an instruction on inviting the officials in the relevant field to visit the farm so that the successes and experience gained by the farm might be widely generalized.
He set forth the tasks to be fulfilled by the farm.
He had a photo session with the officials and employees of the farm, expressing belief that they would become the vanguard and shock brigade in carrying out the Party's stock-breeding policy.

He was accompanied by O Su Yong, vice-chairman of the C.C., the WPK, and Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the C.C., the WPK.

Kim Jong Un Gives Field Guidance to Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm.
He set forth tasks and ways to turn the farm into the world's leading orchard and people's orchard and took measures to do so while providing his field guidance to the farm in August last year.
He commanded a bird's-eye view of the farm at the observation platform after being briefed on it before the board showing its panoramic view.
While feasting his eyes on the large fruit farm, he said that this is the farm which leader Kim Jong Il left for the people as a patriotic legacy. He added he was moved to tears at the thought of Kim Jong Il whenever he passed this place.
He said that the officials and working people of this farm should always remember the devoted efforts made by Kim Jong Il to provide the people with a sufficient quantity of fresh fruits in all seasons and boost the production of fruits every year and thus glorify his immortal exploits forever and remain true to the noble sense of obligation towards him.
He looked round the fruit farm, saying that the officials and working people of the farm have done a lot of work as they opened up a bright prospect of attaining the goal of fruit production set by the Party this year and, at the same time, supplied the citizens of Pyongyang with early apples.
He said that an unusually rich fruit harvest visited the farm despite unfavorable climatic condition, a sign of the country's prosperity, adding that every apple tree is heavily laden with apples.
He extended his thanks to the officials and working people of the Ministry of People's Security and the farm in the name of the Central Committee of the Party, saying that the farm could harvest the richest-ever fruits because they fully displayed the spirit of devotedly implementing the Party's policy, bearing deep in mind its intention to provide the people with sufficient amount of fruits.
He gave instructions to the farm which would serve as guidelines for managing and operating it.
Feasting again and again his eyes on the houses and cultural and welfare establishments that look in perfect harmony with orchards, he said that the longer one watches them, the more spectacular scenery they present. It is the famous orchard under socialism and a socialist fairyland which can be found in socialist Korea only, he added.
He expressed the expectation and belief that the officials and working people of the farm would produce more fruits for the people.
He was accompanied by O Su Yong, vice-chairman of the WPK Central Committee, and Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the WPK Central Committee.


Kim Jong Un Gives Field Guidance to January 18 General Machine Plant

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the January 18 General Machine Plant.
While visiting the remodeled plant in December last year, he set forth the task to develop and produce modern machines of Korean-style and took measures for doing so.
Enjoying a panoramic view of the plant, he said that it looked nicer than what he saw last year and its production processes have been updated to successfully develop and produce world-level machines in a short span of time. He was pleased to say that its huge remodeling project was difficult but it splendidly undertook the project with determination.
Every place of the plant is associated with footprints of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il, he noted, underscoring the need for its workers to intensify the drive for keeping the production going at a high rate with the pride and honor of working at the plant associated with immortal leadership exploits of the great leaders and the eldest son-like plant and pivot and core one in the nation's machine-building industry.
He went round manufacturing, assembling and other processes of the plant to learn in detail about the production there and quality of machines.
Eye-opening changes unimaginable in the past have taken place in the production and management and operation of the plant as it was modernized as required by the trend of the industrial development in the 21st century, he noted, adding:
The plant has been put on a scientific, IT, automated and unmanned basis on a high level and a flexible manufacturing system established to cut down the production cycle and boost output while saving manpower as much as possible and register laudable successes in raising quality.
The performance of machines serially produced at the plant markedly improved as compared with that in the past, he said, noting with pleasure that they could match the products well known to the world in quality index.
He recalled that the plant developed and manufactured new type machines in cooperation with a relevant unit, stressing this is of great significance in developing the nation's machine-building industry.
The longer he sees the machines, the dearer and more precious treasures they look like as they were designed and produced with indigenous wisdom and efforts, he said, adding that to produce modern Korean-style machines with indigenous efforts, technology and resources is an important work for preserving the national self-respect.
Saying he was pleased to hear the sound of machines running to boost production at the palace-like worksites updated at a high level, he highly praised the officials, scientists, technicians and workers of the plant for locally developing and producing world-level machines.
He set forth the tasks facing the plant, while underscoring the importance of its duty.
He visited the comprehensivewelfare service facilities of the plant.
These comprehensive sports and welfare service facilities were built under the warm loving care of Kim Jong Un as he personally guided their layout and sent construction force for the project and took measures for supplying building materials for it.
He dropped in at a gym, swimming pool, dinning room, bath house, beauty salon and other places of the facilities to learn in detail about their operation.
They are splendid, indeed, and such facilities can be built in our country, the society for the workers, he said, adding that the officials and servants of the facilities should steadily improve service and management and operation so that the Party's care may better reach the workers.
Calling on the workers of the plant to dash ahead at the speed of Mallima and bring about a great leap forward in producing ultra-modern machines urgently required by various sectors of the national economy, he gave instructions to serially produce the state-of-the-art machines newly manufactured by the plant and the militant tasks to be carried out by it in the future and personally took measures for doing so.
He was accompanied by Jo Yong Won, Yu Jin and Hong Yong Chil, vice department directors of the WPK Central Committee.



Kim Jong Un Goes Round Process for Production of Acrylic Paints Newly Built at Sunchon Chemical Complex

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, visited the Sunchon Chemical Complex and looked round the newly built process for the production of acrylic paints.
Going round the acrylic acid synthesizing and rectifying processes, processes for the production of distemper paints and oil paints and other places, he expressed great satisfaction over the successful construction of the world-level acrylic paints process.
He said it is very laudable that the process was established in Korean style and its equipment were designed and manufactured by the indigenous efforts. He was pleased to see the mass production of not only paints of diverse colors for exterior and interior walls as well as metals and wood but also Terracottem, substance for ameliorating soil and supplementing moisture, he added.
Noting that by putting the production of acrylic paints on a normal footing it has become possible to supply quality paints to different fields of national economy, he sent thanks to the officials, scientists, technicians and workers of the Ministry of Chemical Industry, the Sunchon Chemical Complex, the Namhung Chemical Designing Institute and Kim Chaek University of Technology in the name of the Party Central Committee for their big contribution to the building of the precious production process.
Underscoring the need to direct sustained big efforts to developing the chemical industry on the basis of the success achieved, he specified tasks and ways for putting the production of chemical goods on Juche-basis at a high level.
At present when the imperialists are becoming ever more undisguised in their moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK as they do not wish to see us be well-off and thrive, we can count only on our own efforts and nobody is willing to help us, he said, noting that if one believes in one's own strength, even a thousand miles looks very short but even a mile looks a very long distance if one believes in other's efforts and only when we display the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance, can we achieve the greatest success even under the worst conditions and vigorously advance our revolution.
He expressed expectation and belief that the officials and workers of the Complex would dynamically take the lead in the drive for implementing the decision of the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea. Then he had a photo session with them.
He was accompanied by Premier Pak Pong Ju and Vice-Premier Ri Mu Yong, minister of Chemical Industry.


ETERNAL CHAIRMAN OF NATIONAL DEFENCE COMMISSION

Kim Jong Il (1942-2011) is the eternal Chairman of the National Defence Commission (NDC) of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Chairman Kim Jong Il laid firm foundations for the prosperity of the DPRK by establishing a new state structure with the National Defence Commission as its pivot and legalizing Songun politics.
The critical situation of the 1990s demanded urgently a new state structure should be established based on the army-first principle.
Shouldering the destiny of socialist Korea Chairman Kim Jong Il ensured that the government should direct all its efforts to strengthening the military power of the country and, on its basis, ceaselessly build up the overall national power.
The establishment of the new state structure provided a sure guarantee for the full embodiment of Songun politics in the DPRK and a new turning point for the building of a socialist country.
The consequent reality on the Korean peninsula, the whole course of showdown between the US and the DPRK which drew the world attention in particular, proved that the state structure of attaching importance to national defence established by the NDC Chairman was the most advantageous one which enables the country to defend the sovereignty and dignity by consolidating the overall national power in every way amidst any trials and ordeals.
Chairman Kim Jong Il developed the DPRK into a power with invincible military capabilities.
Since the last decade of the previous century when he began to embody Songun politics to cope with the worst trials the country faced, he built up the army as the one strong in idea and faith and prepared thoroughly for both offensive and defensive through his ceaseless inspections of army units. The number of army units he inspected from 1995 to 2011, the last year of his life, reached over 2 490.
He ensured that the self-reliant defence industry of the country was put on a solid basis of the cutting-edge science and technology by directing preferential efforts to its development, while building up the civilian defence forces to be invincible and turning the whole country into an impregnable fortress.
As the DPRK has prepared its nuclear deterrent countering the reckless threat of preemptive nuclear attack of the US, this put an end to the era when the US, a nuclear super power, would threaten and blackmail the former with atomic bombs and provided a sure guarantee for defending the peace and security not only in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia but in the rest of the world.
Chairman Kim Jong Il consolidated the country’s political and ideological position as firm as a rock and ushered in a new era of the building of a thriving socialist country.
He ensured that the army and people were fully equipped with the Juche idea and the Songun idea and make the whole people learn after the revolutionary soldier spirit, thus placing the traditional army-people unity onto the highest level. As a result, single-hearted unity of the whole society has been consolidated rock-solid with which all the service personnel and people are rallied firmly around their leader and share the same idea and destiny.
In the course of realizing his intention of breaking through the cutting edge, the introduction of CNC technology to the machine-building industry is attaining a higher standard, and medium- and small-sized hydroelectric power stations as well as large ones have been erected and are under construction across the country.
As science and technology develop, the DPRK is now being recognized as a manufacturer and launcher of artificial satellites, which are only a few in the world.

Exploits performed by Chairman Kim Jong Il will shine forever along with the prosperity of the DPRK. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

KCNA Commentary Condemns Park Geun Hye Regime's Obstructions to Joint Conference for Reunification

Pyongyang, August 11 (KCNA) -- All Koreans and the international community are closely following the developments on the Korean peninsula since the DPRK proposed a great national conference for reunification to mark the 71st anniversary of Korea's liberation.
How to approach the proposal for convening a joint conference of all political parties, organizations and individual personages in the north, the south and abroad represents the stand on the crucial proposal to repair the north-south relations facing the worst crisis by the concerted efforts of the nation and make a breakthrough in the drive for achieving national reunification.
It also serves as a touchstone to distinguish the pro-reunification forces from the anti-reunification forces. That's why all Koreans at home and abroad and the international community expressed positive support and response to the proposal and have made efforts to make it successful. It is only the ruling forces of south Korea that are swimming against this trend.
The Park Geun Hye regime has flatly turned down the proposal, describing it as a "strategy for the united front" and "bogus peace offensive." It has got desperate in blocking the activities of people of various circles in south Korea including the South Headquarters of the Pan-National Alliance for Korea's Reunification.
Due to the vicious obstructions of the puppet regime, the preparatory work for the joint conference has faced serious difficulties and the formation of the pan-national joint preparatory committee has been delayed.
This clearly proves that the puppet regime is working hard to chill the desire of the fellow countrymen to the last by pursuing the wild ambition for "unification of social systems" and "unification through absorption."
As known to everybody, the proposal of the DPRK was prompted by its single patriotic desire to defuse the decades-long north-south confrontation and antagonism, distrust and hostility and to write a new history of independent reunification by joining hands with each other and through bold practice.
There is no reason for any member of the nation to refuse to respond to it. It is unjustifiable anti-national and anti-reunification act for the puppet regime to turn down the just proposal of the DPRK and obstruct the preparations of political parties, organizations and individual personages in south Korea for opening the joint conference Not content with making the June 15 national joint event abortive, the Park regime is getting desperate in its moves to disturb the preparations for the joint conference.
The regime is, indeed, a group of traitors who are utterly indifferent to the interests of the nation. The Park group, seized with sycophancy towards the U.S. and the wild ambition for achieving "unification through absorption," is ceaselessly introducing nuclear war hardware including THAAD into south Korea, rendering the situation extremely tense, and desperately resorting to risky moves to do harm to the lives and security of all Koreans, playing the role of a shock brigade of the U.S. in carrying out its strategy for dominating Asia-Pacific.
If the group persistently toes the U.S. policy and escalates the confrontation with the compatriots in the north in disregard of the strong desire of all Koreans for reunification, it will never be able to escape isolation, ruin and stern punishment by history.

No force on earth can ever check the dynamic advance of all Koreans to achieve independent reunification by rejecting outside forces and pooling their efforts. The great national conference for reunification is sure to open.

CPRC Spokesman Censures Park Geun Hye Group's Smear Campaign against DPRK

Pyongyang, August 11 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country (CPRC) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea gave an answer to the question raised by KCNA on Thursday as regards the south Korean puppet regime's accusations against the DPRK to dodge the mounting criticism of the THAAD deployment in south Korea.
The south Korean puppet group are driven into a tight corner by the strong criticism and protest against the THAAD deployment from not only south Korean public but also from all Koreans and the international community, the statement noted, and continued: They deserve it for their inveterate sycophancy towards the U.S. and pro-U.S. policy, utterly indifferent to the national dignity and interests.
It is well known that Park Geun Hye flew into the U.S. and took an oath to be loyal to Obama right after she came to power as she knew well the reason why her father, "yusin" dictator, was shot to death by a confidant of the U.S. Such traitor is describing the THAAD deployment as "an independent resolution" to cope with the "threat" from the DPRK. This is sophism that provokes a side-splitting laughter.
No matter how hard the Park group try to pass the buck to the DPRK to get rid of the pretty fix due to the THAAD deployment, nobody will be taken in by their petty trick and they cannot conceal their treacherous act of gravely threatening the peace on the Korean peninsula and in the region in pursuance of the U.S. scenario.
Great irony is that the south Korean puppet group are behaving disgustingly, claiming that they can roll back the plan for THAAD deployment as they please if the north dismantles its nukes and missiles.
They dare compare the self-defensive nuclear force, pride of Juche Korea, with scrap-iron-like THAAD as if having a bargaining.
This is nothing but an absurd jargon of the fools failing to know who their rival is. The south Korean regime should know well that the DPRK's nukes can never be an object of bargaining with the U.S. and others.
It had better bear in mind that its peddling "threat from the north's nukes" here and there would get it nowhere.
It is as clear as noonday that the whole of south Korea is bound to turn into a theatre of a nuclear war to be launched by the U.S. and the south Korean people will be put at greater peril as long as top-class pro-U.S. lackey Park Geun Hye stays in power.

All Koreans are called upon to resolutely bury Park Geun Hye group, disgrace to the nation and troublemaker of the international community, to defuse the ever-increasing danger of U.S. nuclear war against the DPRK and preserve peace on the peninsula and in the region.