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 Kumsong Tractor Factory which successfully carried out the task for production of new-type tractors, entrusted by the Party, in the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance. He looked round the room for education in the revolutionary history and the room dedicated to the history of the factory. Noting that President Kim Il Sung visited the factory 34 times and leader Kim Jong Il ten times, he said that, through the figures alone, one can well know about the immortal guidance feats performed by the great leaders for the development of the Juche-based tractor industry. Seeing with deep emotion the photos of Kim Il Sung watching the Chollima tractor made by the workers of the factory on Nov. 14, 1958 and Kim Jong Il giving important instructions for the factory's development before the newly-made tractor Chollima-2000, he stressed it is thanks to their devoted efforts that the factory could register brilliant successes in the struggle to realize the comprehensive mechanization of agriculture over the past years. The respected Supreme Leader examined new-type 80 h.p. tractors, Chollima-804, produced at the factory. Watching with a bright smile on his face hundreds of blue-pained tractors standing in rows, he said with high appreciation that it is very spectacular and that the factory made a great success.  He personally rode on a tractor and drove it to learn in detail about its performance and technical specifications. Saying that the workers of the factory who set the great era of Chollima in a ferment with the production of the first Chollima tractor are adding shine to the present era of Mallima with the production of new-type tractor Chollima-804, he stressed that the buzzing sound of the 80 h.p. tractor, a proud creation of the era of Mallima, represents the grand march of Socialist Korea. Then he went round processing and assembling workshop, sheet metal processing workshop, casting workshop and other parts of the factory and set forth its tractor production assignment for next year as well as the task for its modernization. Another revolution should be made in positively propelling the development of the country's vehicle industry through a project of upgrading the Kumsong Tractor Factory, he said, showing benevolence for the renovation of the factory and promising that he would dispatch a powerful building force of the people's army. He had a photo session with the labor innovators of the factory. Accompanying him were Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and premier of the Cabinet, O Su Yong, vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, and Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the C.C., WPK.
Monday, November 20, 2017
An opinion has recently been raised that some of our social scientists had expressed a wrong view contrary to our Party's idea in explaining the Juche philosophy, and that this view had been disseminated abroad as well.
These social scientists still attempt to explain the basic principles of the Juche philosophy from the point of view of the general law of the development of the material world, instead of explaining them in the direction of clarifying the law of social movement. The proponents of this view say that their argument is aimed at proving that the Juche philosophy is a new development also of Marxist materialistic dialectics. In explaining and propagating the Juche philosophy we do not need to convince people that the Juche philosophy is a new development of Marxist materialistic dialectics. It is true that our Party has not taken a dogmatic approach to Marxist materialistic dialectics but analysed it from the point of view of Juche and has given new explanations to a number of problems. However, some development of materialism and dialectics does not constitute the basic content of the Juche philosophy.
The Juche philosophy is an original philosophy which has been evolved and systematized with its own principles. The historic contribution made by the Juche philosophy to the development of philosophical thoughts lies not in its advancement of Marxist materialistic dialectics, but in its clarification of new philosophical principles centered on man.
The Marxist philosophy raised the relationship between material and consciousness, between being and thinking, as the fundamental question of philosophy and proved the primacy of material, the primacy of being and, on this basis, elucidated that the world is made of material and changed and developed by the motion of material. The Juche philosophy has raised the relationship between the world and man, and man's position and role in the world, as the fundamental question of philosophy, clarified the philosophical principle that man is the master of everything and that he decides everything and, on this basis, illuminated the absolutely correct way of shaping man's destiny. The Marxist philosophy rose as its major task the clarification of the essence of the material world and the general law of its motion, whereas the Juche philosophy has risen as its important task the elucidation of man's essential characteristics and the law of social movement, man's movement. Therefore, the Juche philosophy is an original philosophy which is fundamentally different from the preceding philosophy in its task and principles. That is why we should not understand the Juche philosophy as a philosophy that has developed materialistic dialectics, nor should we attempt to prove the originality and advantages of the Juche philosophy by arguing one way or the other about the essence of the material world and the general law of its motion which were clarified by the Marxist philosophy. You cannot explain the Juche philosophy in the framework of the preceding philosophy because it is a philosophy that has clarified new philosophical principles. If you attempt to do so, you will not only fail to prove the originality of the Juche philosophy, but instead make it obscure and fail to understand the essence of Juche philosophy correctly.
Having defined the essential qualities of man for the first time in history, the Juche philosophy has held up man as the best qualified and most powerful being in the world and advanced a new idea on the world that the world is dominated and transformed by man.
The new outlook on the world established by the Juche philosophy does not deny the world outlook of dialectical materialism. The Juche philosophy regards the world outlook or dialectical materialism as its premise. The Juche view of the world that the world is dominated and transformed by man is inconceivable separately from the materialistic dialectical understanding of the essence of the objective material world and the general law of its motion. From the idealistic view that the world is something mysterious you cannot draw the conclusion that man dominates the world, and from the metaphysical view that the world is immutable you cannot infer that man can transform the world. The Juche view of the world that the world is dominated and transformed by man can only be established when the materialistic dialectical understanding of the world that the world is made of material and ceaselessly changes and develops is recognized. In spite of a number of limitations and immaturities of the Marxist materialistic dialectics, its basic principles are scientific and valid. That is why we say that the Juche philosophy regards materialistic dialectics as its premise.
That the world outlook of the materialistic dialectics is the premise for the Juche philosophy does not mean that the Juche philosophy has merely inherited and developed the materialistic dialectics. Although it would be impossible to acquire a scientific understanding of the world and transform it without the materialistic dialectical understanding of the objective material world, you cannot draw the conclusion that man is the master of the world and plays a decisive role in transforming the world simply from the proposition of materialism that the world is made of material and from the dialectical principle that the world ceaselessly changes and develops. Only on the basis of the clarification of man's essential qualities which distinguish man radically from all the other material beings can man's outstanding position and role as the master of the world capable of transforming the world be clarified. Only on the basis of man's essential qualities as a social being with independence, creativity and consciousness as scientifically clarified by the Juche philosophy has the basic principle that man is the master of the world and plays the decisive role in transforming the world been clarified.
By establishing the Juche outlook on social history, the Juche view of history, on the basis of the man-centered philosophical principle, the Juche philosophy has overcome the limitations of the preceding socio-historical view and effected a radical change in the socio-historical view and standpoint.
Marxist philosophy established socio-historical view of dialectical materialism, historical materialism, through the application of the general law of the development of the material world to social history. Of course, we do not deny the historic merit of historical materialism. Historical materialism made an important contribution to defeating the reactionary and unscientific socio-historical view which was based on idealism and metaphysics. In addition, since man lives in the objective material world and society is inseparably linked with nature, the general law of the development of the material world acts on social phenomena. However, if you overlook the social movement being governed by its own law and apply the general law of the development of the material world mechanically to social phenomena, you cannot avoid acquiring one-sided understanding of social history.
The social movement changes and develops according to its own law.
The social movement is the movement of man who dominates and transforms the world. Man transforms nature to dominate and transform the objective material world. By transforming nature man creates material wealth and material conditions for his life. Transforming nature and creating material wealth is the endeavour to satisfy people's social demands and this work can only be done through people's social cooperation. People transform society to improve and perfect the relations of social cooperation. It is man who transforms both nature and society. While transforming nature and society, man transforms and develops himself continuously. The domination and transformation of the world by man are realized after all through the transformation of nature, society and himself, and the popular masses are the motive force of this undertaking. The popular masses create all the material and cultural wealth of society and develop social relations.
The social movement, the driving force of which is the popular masses, has characteristics which are different from those of the motion of nature. In nature motion takes place spontaneously through the interaction of material elements which exist objectively, whereas the social movement is caused and developed by the volitional action and role of the driving force. Therefore, if you apply the principles of materialistic dialectics which explain the general law of the development of the material world mechanically to social history, you cannot clarify correctly the essence of society and the law of social movement. The major limitation of the materialistic conception of history is that it failed to correctly expound the peculiar law of the social movement and explained the principles of the social movement mainly on the basis of the common character of the motion of nature and the social movement in that both of them are the motion of material.
Marxist materialistic conception of history broke down society into social being and social consciousness and attached determining significance to the social being; it also broke down the social structure into productive force and production relations, foundation and superstructure, and attached decisive significance to material production and economic relations. This means an unaltered application of the principle of materialistic dialectics to society, the principle that the world is of material and changes and develops in accordance with the general law of the motion of material. The world, viewed by the founders of Marxism when applying the general law governing the material world to social history, is integrity of not only nature but also man and society in that they are material beings. If you consider man as a part of the world, a material integrity, not as a social being with independence, creativity and consciousness, and apply the general law of the movement of the material world to social history, you cannot avoid seeing the socio-historical movement as a process of the history of nature.
Of course, society, too, changes and develops in accordance with a certain law, not by man's own will. But the action of law in society is fundamentally different from that of the law of nature. In nature the law works spontaneously regardless of man's activity, but in society the law works through man's independent, creative and conscious activities. Some of the laws of society govern every society in general irrespective of social systems, and some of them govern a particular society. Because all the social laws work through man's activity, they may work smoothly or their actions may be restrained or limited depending on man's activity.
When I say that social laws function through man's activity, I do not deny the objective character of social laws and possible spontaneity in the social movement. If a certain socioeconomic condition is created, a social law corresponding to it functions inevitably and therefore it assumes an objective character as a natural law does. Spontaneity in the social movement is due to a relatively low level of man's independence, creativity and consciousness and to the absence of the social system under which people can display them to the full. With the growth in man's independence, creativity and consciousness and with the establishment of the social system which ensures a full display of these qualities, man will work better in keeping with the objective laws and the range of spontaneity will narrow. Social development is the process of the development of the masses' independence, creativity and consciousness. With the growth in these qualities and with the consummation of the social system capable of meeting their requirements, the society will develop more and more through the purposeful and conscious activities of the popular masses. This means that the law peculiar to the social movement, which changes and develops by the volitional action and role of the driving force, will work on a full scale.
Although the founders of Marxism established the materialistic dialectical concept of social history by applying the general law of the development of the material world to social history, they themselves came across many problems in the practical social movement, problems which could not be resolved only by the general law of the development of the material world. So they attempted to overcome the one-sidedness of the materialistic dialectical concept of social history by advancing some theories, for example, that although social consciousness emerges as the reflection of the material and economic conditions, it reacts on these conditions and that although politics is defined by the economy, it reacts on the economy. However, the Marxist materialistic concept of history is, in essence, a view on social history which considers the common character of the motion of nature and the social movement as the main factor. This theory was unable to avoid the limitation of identifying the process of social development with that of natural history.
The fundamental difference between the Juche philosophy and the preceding philosophy results, in the final analysis, from a different understanding of man.
The Marxist philosophy defined the essence of man as the ensemble of social relations, but it failed to correctly expound the characteristics of man as a social being. The preceding theory explained the principle of the social movement mainly on the basis of the general law of the development of the material world, because it failed to clarify the essential qualities of social man. For the first time, the Juche philosophy gave a perfect elucidation of the unique qualities of man as a social being.
As clarified in the documents of our Party, man is a social being with independence, creativity and consciousness and nobody has expressed doubt about it. However, some social scientists maintain a wrong view in understanding how man became a social being with these qualities. Regarding the question of man's essential characteristics as the issue of the level of his development as a material being, they still assert that the origin of man's independence, creativity and consciousness should be sought in the diversity of the material components and the complexity of their combination and structure. This is, in fact, a view regarding man's essential qualities as the extension of natural and biological attributes, as their development and consummation. When talking about man as an organism, one can consider him in comparison with
other organisms, or discuss the characteristics of his biological components and their combination and structure. However, the man who is deliberated by the Juche philosophy is not only a highly developed organism but also lives and works with independence, creativity and consciousness which no other creatures have acquired. The origin of man's essential qualities must be sought not in the development of his features common with those of other material beings but in the characteristics unique to him. Man has acquired independence, creativity and consciousness, because he is a social being who forms a social collective and lives and works in a social relationship. These qualities of man are social attributes which are formed and developed through the socio-historical process of his working in the social relationship. Of course, these qualities of his would be inconceivable without his highly developed organic body. In the sense of his highly developed organic body, man can be said to be the highest product of evolution and the most developed material being. However, if man had not formed a social collective and had not lived and worked in the social relationship, he could not have developed as an independent, creative and conscious being no matter how developed his organic body may be. Without physical life man cannot have social and political integrity. However, it is not man's physical life itself that gives birth to his social and political integrity. Likewise, without his developed organic body his independence, creativity and consciousness would be inconceivable, but his biological characteristics themselves do not produce his social attributes. Man's social attributes can take shape and develop only through the process of his emergence and development as a social being, in other words, through the process of the historical development of his social activity and his social relationship. The history of social development is the history of development of man's independence, creativity and consciousness. This means that man's independence, creativity and consciousness are social attributes which are formed and developed socially and historically. Therefore, the philosophical consideration of man must start from the fact that man is a social being.
Nevertheless, some of our social scientists argue about the material components and their combination and structure, and relate them to man's essential qualities, preaching that the biological factors constitute the major content of the Juche philosophy. Their argument is a deviation that explains the Juche philosophy within the framework of Marxist dialectical materialism. It is only an attempt to justify the wrong evolutionary view which regards man's essential qualities as the development and consummation of biological attributes.
Regarding man's essential qualities, it is important to have a correct understanding of the social being. The founders of Marxism, while raising the question of man's essence in social relationship, used the phrase social being as a concept meaning the material conditions and economic relations of social life which exist objectively and are reflected on social consciousness.
Since they regarded man as a component of productive forces, as the ensemble of social relations, the phrase social being they used implied man as well. However, they did not use it as one having the particular meaning that defines man's essential qualities. Systematizing the Juche philosophy, we used the term social being as one having the particular meaning that defines man's essential qualities. In the theory of the Juche philosophy man is the only social being in the world. Some social scientists, however, still insist that social wealth and social relations should also be included in the social being, obscuring the difference between man and social wealth and social relations. Social wealth and social relations are created and developed by man. Therefore, they cannot be included together in the concept that defines man's essential qualities. When referring to the Marxist philosophy, the phrase social being can, of course, be used as the founders of Marxism meant. But, if we understand the term social being in its conventional meaning when referring to the Juche philosophy, it will result in obscuring the understanding of man's essential qualities. The Juche philosophy is a new philosophy which has its own system and content, so its categories must not be understood in the conventional meaning.
One of the main reasons why these social scientists have committed a deviation in explaining and propagating the Juche philosophy is that they have not studied philosophical problems from the point of view of the requirement of revolutionary practice. Theory must be based on practice and serve practice. A theory divorced from practice cannot correctly elucidate truth and is of no use. The great leader Comrade Kim II Sung always studied philosophical problems proceeding from the demand of revolutionary practice and evolved the Juche philosophy in the course of giving scientific answers to urgent ideological and theoretical problems arising in revolutionary practice. Our Party has generalized the rich and profound experiences of revolutionary practice, systematized the Juche philosophy in a comprehensive way and developed it in depth.
Revolutionary practice is a struggle to realize independence for the popular masses and it is the masses that carry out the struggle. Therefore, it is important in the study of philosophy to reflect the demands and aspirations of the popular masses correctly, evolve the theory by generalizing their experiences of struggle and make it the theory of the popular masses themselves. In the exploitative society the reactionary ruling class makes use of philosophy for defending and rationalizing their reactionary ruling system, trying to make it the monopoly of the philosophers who act as spokesmen in their interests. They consider the popular masses to be ignorant people who have nothing to do with philosophy.
With a viewpoint and attitude that the popular masses are the masters of everything and the wisest people, our Party has evolved the Juche philosophy by reflecting their demand and aspirations and generalizing their struggle experiences, further developed it in depth and made it their weapon of struggle. This is the reason why the Juche philosophy is an absolute truth which meets the people's desire for and aspirations to independence and a popular philosophy which the masses easily understand and regard as their own weapon of struggle. However, some of the social scientists are arguing about the questions which are of little practical significance in illuminating the road of shaping the destiny of the popular masses. We study philosophy essentially for the purpose of clarifying the principles and methodology by which to develop the society and shape the destiny of the popular masses. The development of society is guided by politics and it is none other than the Juche philosophy which clarifies the basic principles of politics which lead social development in the straightest way. In this sense, the Juche philosophy can be called a political philosophy.
Some social scientists say that they have explained the Juche philosophy as a philosophy which developed the dialectical materialism of Marxism in order to present the Juche idea to suit the characteristic of the external world. We must give a clear understanding of the Juche philosophy as a new revolutionary philosophy, not as a mere development of the preceding philosophy. It is a mistake to explain the Juche philosophy within the framework of the preceding philosophy on the grounds that it is presented to suit the characteristic of the external world or to disseminate the Juche philosophy with ideas which do not accord with the fundamental principle of the Juche philosophy. Moreover, why should we argue about questions which are of no political importance and hardly of any theoretical and practical significance, shutting eyes to the demand of reality in the international arena, when internationally we have many theoretical and practical questions which urgently await correct answers to be given on the basis of the principles of the Juche philosophy? In presenting the Juche idea to the external world, we must explain correctly in relation to actual problems that the Juche philosophy is thoroughly an original philosophy and a new revolutionary philosophy. We must get rid of such a deviation not only in external dissemination but also in the research, study and education on the Juche philosophy.
The Juche philosophy is a revolutionary philosophy and political philosophy of our Party which illuminates the philosophical basis of the Juche idea and fundamental principles of the revolution. How to approach the Juche philosophy does not merely concern philosophical theories, but is related to the viewpoint and attitude towards the Party's ideology. We must accept the Party's ideology as the absolute truth, defend it resolutely and keep it as a revolutionary conviction, and thus understand, interpret and propagate the Juche philosophy correctly.
We must feel a great pride and confidence in having such a great political philosophy as the Juche philosophy, deeply understand its principles and apply them fully to the practical activities of the revolution and construction. We must analyse and judge all the social phenomena thoroughly on the basis of the principles of the Juche philosophy and dynamically accelerate the revolution and construction by uniting the popular masses solidly around the Party and enhancing the role of the motive force as the Juche philosophy requires.
Our scientists and people must study and follow the Juche philosophy, but they must also know the philosophical ideas of Marxism-Leninism. The social scientists in particular must be well acquainted with the preceding philosophy. In studying the preceding philosophy, it is important to distinguish limitations and immaturity, along with progressive and positive aspects.
Only when we know correctly not only its historical achievements but also limitations of the period and ideo-theoretical immaturity can we prevent deviations of dogmatic attitude towards preceding theories and acquire a deep understanding of the originality and superiority of the Juche philosophy. Social scientists must study and master the Juche philosophy and on this basis and in the light of its principles, pay deep attention to seeing clearly the limitations and immaturity of the preceding philosophy along with its merits.
In addition, we must strictly guard against all heterogeneous trends of philosophy which are contrary to the Juche philosophy and ensure the purity of the Juche philosophy. The Juche philosophy is the most advantageous and viable philosophy which reflects the demand of the revolutionary practice and the truthfulness and validity of which have been proved by revolutionary practice. The fact that the Juche philosophy is attracting more attention on the international arena and the followers of the Juche idea are increasing in number clearly demonstrates that the Juche philosophy gives absolutely correct answers to the questions of revolutionary practice. Our social scientists must have an unshakable conviction of the scientific accuracy, truthfulness, originality and superiority of the Juche philosophy and analyse and judge all the philosophical theories with the Juche philosophy as a guideline, thus preventing infiltration of any heterogeneous trend of philosophy into the Juche philosophy. All the social scientists must study the Juche philosophy in depth and breadth and propagate it in line with the Party's intention and, by doing so, exalt its greatness and further increase its attraction.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Pyongyang, November 11 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson of the DPRK Foreign Ministry Saturday made public the following statement:
Trump went on his first tour of Asia since he took office and is bustling about in the surrounding region of our country from the 5th day of this month.
His current trip to our surrounding region is a warmonger's visit for confrontation to rid the DPRK of its self-defensive nuclear deterrence. It is also nothing but a business trip by a warmonger to enrich the monopolies of the U.S. defense industry by milking the moneybags from its subordinate "allies".
Trump, during his visit, laid bare his true nature as destroyer of the world peace and stability and begged for a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula.
What cannot be overlooked is the fact that Trump, not long after his lunatic remarks of totally destroying the DPRK at the United Nations General Assembly in September this year, made his conceived attempt yet again to alienate our people from the government and keep up rivalry between the DPRK and the international society by "demonizing" our country while making nonsensical remarks of completely denying our ideology and system.
He boasted about the "overwhelming superiority of U.S. power" and "peace through strength". But, he needs to be well advised that it is the stand of the DPRK to defend our sovereignty and rights to existence and development by keeping a real balance of force with the U.S.
The historical lessons in decades-long history of the DPRK-U.S. showdown such as the U.S. ignominious defeat in the 1950's Korean War, the incident of the U.S. armed spy-ship "Pueblo", the incident of "EC-121" reconnaissance plane and so on, give a clear answer to the question: Who is the one that should not underestimate or try its opponent.
The DPRK's possession of nuclear weapons was a righteous and inevitable choice to defend our national sovereignty and dignity and our people's rights to existence and development from increased nuclear threats and blackmail by the U.S. and its hostile moves against the DPRK.
Time is now gone forever when the U.S. used to threaten and blackmail us with nuclear weapons.
The reckless remarks by a dotard like Trump can never frighten us or put a stop to our advance. This rather gives us an assured conviction that our choice to embark on the road of simultaneously promoting the economic construction and the up-building of the nuclear force was all the more righteous one, and it pushes us to speed up the efforts to accomplish the great cause of completing the state nuclear force.
The DPRK remains strong in courage and faith and it will surely win the final victory in the showdown with the U.S. as it is under the distinguished guidance of the great leader and has the single-minded unity of the army and people rallied closely around their leader as well as the invincible military strength.
Pyongyang, November 9 (KCNA) --A spokesperson for the National Coordinating Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on Thursday as regards the fact that an international financial supervisory body once again made a scene of adopting anti-DPRK statements:
A plenary meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Anti-Money Laundering, an international financial supervisory body, was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from November 1 to 3.Adopted at this meeting were an "open statement", that runs through with stereo-typed allegations such as the DPRK's failure to address the deficiencies in its anti-money laundering, and an additional "statement" calling for effective implementation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) "resolutions" in order to stop the DPRK's financing of proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs).We strongly reject these statements as an unjust measure taken by the FAFT which has become extremely politicized due to the pressure from the U.S. The U.S. tried to justify its financial sanctions against the DPRK by sticking the "accusation of money laundering" to our country, making an evil use of the international financial supervisory body, and now it is making a wicked move to block financial transactions of our country by establishing the UNSC "sanctions resolutions" against the DPRK as "international standards" and coercing the member states into their implementation. The fact that the additional "statement" on "the threat posed by the DPRK's financing of proliferation of WMDs" adopted at the meeting copied relevant paragraphs word for word from the UNSC "sanctions resolutions" against the DPRK is a clear testimony to that.
Behind the scene of adopting FATF statements lies the ulterior criminal motive of the U.S. to block all financial activities of our country, whether they are for civilian or military purpose, by calling them as a violation of the UNSC "sanctions resolution" against the DPRK in order to hinder the strengthening of our nuclear forces.If the DPRK's possession of nuclear weapons, a righteous means for self-defense, should be branded as proliferation of WMDsand as a result its normal financial transactions with other countries be labeled as financing proliferation, it is palpably clear that the U.S., who has deployed tens, even hundreds of nuclear weapons in all parts of the world and even now is lavishing astronomical amount of funds on their maintenance and modernization, is indeed the chief culprit in financing proliferation of WMDs.The DPRK, as a responsible nuclear weapons state, will continue in the future to actively join the international efforts for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism and proliferation of WMDs. However, we will never tolerate any attempt to deprive us of nuclear weapons.
Pyongyang, November 5 (KCNA) -- The DPRK permanent mission to the UN Office and international organizations in Geneva on Nov. 2 issued the following press release:
A press release issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on 27 October 2017 mentioned that the sanctions against the DPRK imposed by the UN Security Council (UNSC) have a negative impact on the population of the country.
Today the U.S.-led racket of brutal sanctions and pressure against the DPRK constitutes contemporary human rights violation and genocide and raises concern and condemnation of international community as it threatens and impedes the enjoyment by the people of DPRK of their human rights in all sectors.
The "sanctions resolutions" against the DPRK which were adopted illegally yielding to the interest and high-handedness of certain countries are illegitimate and unprecedented documents against human rights and remain contravention of universal principles of international law in terms of legal basis, motivation and content.
Under the pretext of implementation of such "sanctions resolutions" some unprincipled countries have blocked the delivery of medical equipment and medicines for treatment of patients and for the health of mothers and children destined to the DPRK and created obstacles to the production of educational equipment and nutritional food for children.
The despicable sanctions and pressure by hostile forces have even caused abnormal situation whereby most of the assistance activities of international humanitarian organizations which have continued their operation in the DPRK for over 20 years have been thwarted or reduced.
The indiscriminate application of sanctions against the DPRK in total disregard of a slightest reference in the UNSC's "sanctions resolution" that prohibits any acts affecting the livelihood of population and humanitarian activities represents nefarious human rights violations infringing upon the principles of humanitarianism and international human rights treaties including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
If the OHCHR and other human rights mechanisms are truly and genuinely devoted to international efforts for promotion and protection of human rights, they should embark on moves to punish and end the U.S.-led inhumane acts of sanctions and pressure, the barbarous human rights violations which are aimed at overthrowing the state and social system of sovereign state rather than taking up non-existent "human rights issue" of the DPRK.
All acts of sanctions which run counter to the international promotion and protection of human rights and lofty ideal of humanitarianism should never be justified under whatever circumstances and all types of anti-human rights and inhumane sanctions against the DPRK should be terminated immediately and thoroughly.
Pyongyang, November 9 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation gave an answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday in connection with the fact that the south Korean authorities announced a "proposal for independent sanctions on the north".
The puppet authorities made public the "proposal", timed to coincide with U.S. President Trump's visit to south Korea, the spokesman said, and went on:
This is another unpardonable provocation to the DPRK and a hideous act of escalating confrontation with the fellow countrymen.
The "proposal" was announced one day before Trump's visit. This is a servile and clumsy act of brownnosing the master to flatter him.
The puppet regime itself admitted that the "independent sanctions" have neither effectiveness nor significance. But they are now trumpeting about "contribution" and "effect". This is a ridiculous and foolish act disclosing their poor position as colonial stooges who can prolong their remaining days only by currying favour with their master.
Their farce of slapping "sanctions on the north" is an act as foolish as trying to pump up water with net, and to expect any "sanctions effect" is as foolish as waiting for the sea water to dry.
No matter how desperately the U.S., all sorts of hostile forces and the puppet forces may try in their efforts to put pressure on the DPRK, nothing can check the army and people of the DPRK dynamically advancing toward the final victory with the might of single-minded unity under the uplifted banner of Juche.
The south Korean puppet forces should clearly understand that the "independent sanctions" are as suicidal as tightening the noose already put around their neck.
They will be made to pay a dear price for having committed cursed crime before the nation to serve the gangster hanger-on who just spends a night in south Korea.
Pyongyang, October 8 (KCNA) -- The Second Plenum of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea took place in the capital city of Pyongyang on Oct. 7, Juche 106 (2017).
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), guided the meeting.
Attending the meeting were members and alternate members of the WPK Central Committee and members of the Central Auditing Commission of the WPK.
Present as observers were leading officials of the WPK Central Committee and ministries, national institutions and provinces, cities and counties and officials of major industrial establishments.
The plenary meeting dealt with the following agenda items:
1. On some immediate tasks to cope with the prevailing situation
2. Organizational matter
The first agenda was discussed.
Attending the meeting were members and alternate members of the WPK Central Committee and members of the Central Auditing Commission of the WPK.
Present as observers were leading officials of the WPK Central Committee and ministries, national institutions and provinces, cities and counties and officials of major industrial establishments.
The plenary meeting dealt with the following agenda items:
1. On some immediate tasks to cope with the prevailing situation 
2. Organizational matter
The first agenda was discussed.
Chairman Kim Jong Un made a report on the first agenda.
In his report he made an analysis of the complicated international situation prevailing around the DPRK and the important matters arising there from and mentioned the orientation of our Party's immediate activities and economic development to cope with the prevailing situation and set forth the strategic tasks and ways for its materialization.
He referred to the fact that the U.S. imperialists are making last-ditch efforts to completely stifle the sovereignty and the rights to existence and development of the DPRK by cooking up UNSC "sanctions resolutions" one after another with mobilization of their vassal forces.
He solemnly declared: The nuclear weapons of the DPRK are a precious fruition borne by its people's bloody struggle for defending the destiny and sovereignty of the country from the protracted nuclear threats of the U.S. imperialists. And they are powerful deterrent firmly safeguarding the peace and security in the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia and reliably guaranteeing the Korean nation's sovereignty and rights to existence and development and a treasured sword of justice to remove the nuclear clouds of tyranny bringing a horrible disaster to mankind and make it possible for the people to lead an independent and happy life under the clear and blue sky.
He noted with appreciation that the country's science and technology have developed by leaps and bounds and the national economy has grown on their strength this year, despite the escalating sanctions of the U.S. imperialists and their vassal forces.
This year's struggle for implementing the decision of the Seventh WPK Congress gave valuable experience that we can readily blaze our path as long as there are perfect independent economic structure of the country and its solid foundations no matter what sanctions the enemies may impose, he said.
The Chairman affirmed that the prevailing situation and the reality shows that our Party was absolutely right when it dynamically advanced along the socialist road of Juche, holding fast to the line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of nuclear force and that our Party should invariably keep to this road in the future, too.
Clarifying the Party's principled stand and revolutionary strategy to put an end to the U.S. imperialists' nuclear blackmail and threat and pave a broad avenue to the building of a socialist economic power by further enhancing the might of the self-supporting national economy, he stressed the need to further strengthen the power of the country under the unfurled banner of independence and self-reliance and thus decisively frustrate the reckless nuclear war provocation and sinister sanctions and pressure of the enemies.
Stating that the WPK will victoriously conclude the standoff with the U.S., which has lasted century after century, and bring earlier the victory in the socialist cause by giving full play to its correct leadership ability, the Chairman set forth the orientation and tasks for bringing the revolutionary struggle to a new great upsurge.
He emphasized the need to further cement the might of single-minded unity between the Party and the masses.
The single-minded unity is the cornerstone for existence of our Party and State and the most powerful weapon of the Korean revolution, he said, adding that it is important to direct and submit all activities of the Party and the State to strengthening the single-minded unity of the revolutionary ranks and steadily make the revolutionary climate of devotedly serving the people prevail throughout the Party.
He stressed the need to continue thoroughly implementing the Party's line of simultaneously developing the two fronts so as to successfully accomplish the great historic cause of building the state nuclear force.
He also called for effecting fresh upswing in the building of a socialist economic power with the great spirit of self-reliance and self-development as the dynamic force and by dint of science and technology.
The main key to foiling the extremely vicious sanctions and pressure of the U.S. imperialists and their vassal forces and turning misfortune into a blessing is just self-reliance and the sci-tech strength, he said, underscoring the need to strengthen the independence and Juche character of the national economy in every way.
Saying that unyielding efforts should be made to develop the country's economy into an independent economy relying on its own efforts, technology and resources under the line of making the national economy Juche-based and the slogan of self-reliance and thus the process of overcoming today's difficulty should be made an opportunity to bring a decisive turn in building a self-supporting economic power, he mentioned detailed tasks facing the economic sections.
Noting that science and technology is an engine steering the building of a powerful socialist country, he stressed the need for all sectors and units to thoroughly implement the Party's economic policy by giving definite priority to science and technology and enlisting the energy and wisdom of their sci-tech forces and producers.
He said that the Cabinet and all the economic guidance organs should conduct well operations and command to strictly implement the revolutionary responding strategy.
He set it as an important way to enhance the militant function and role of the Party organizations at all levels in every way in order to realize the Party's revolutionary line and strategy.
The whole Party should pay efforts to strengthening the primary party committees and party cells and thus make all the basic party organizations move in a militant and viable manner at all times under the unified leadership of the Party Central Committee and wage a dynamic drive to carry out the Party's line and policies, he said.
The present situation is stern and we are faced with ordeals but our Party always remains confident and will firmly adhere to the independent line and open the ever-victorious road despite any upheaval as it enjoys absolute support and trust from the entire army and all the people, he stressed.
Our cause is invincible as long as there are the solid self-supporting economic foundation laid by President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il, a large contingent of scientists trained by our Party, the army and people armed with the revolutionary spirit of our Party and the tradition of self-reliance, he said, calling for dynamically struggling for the final victory of the revolution, more closely united around the Party Central Committee.