Monday, 31 March 2014

ASSPUK , JISGE and UK KFA support DPRK FM statement on Rocket Launching

London 30th of March Juche 103(2014)

    The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK, Juche Idea Study Group of England and UK Korean Friendship Association issued a joint statement lending their support to the statement of the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on the UN's unwarranted action in taking issue with the recent self -defensive rocket launches of the DPRK ;
          The UN Security Council , which represents the interests of US imperialism , world imperialism and big powers , decided to make an issue of out of routine self-defensive drills of the Korean People's Army which involved tests of medium range missiles. Basically the stand of the UNSC totally ignored the fact that the DPRK had made sincere and consistent efforts to achieve peace on the Korean peninsula such as the crucial proposals and open letter of the DPRK NDC. However the US imperialists and south Korean puppets went ahead with Foal Eagle and Key Resolve contrary to the desires of the entire Korean people, north and south , for peace and contrary to the earnest expectation of the international community that these exercises would be scrapped. However the exercises went ahead along with additional ones such as  Ssangyong drill which involved a simulation of the occupation of Pyongyang the capital of the DPRK.
 It is only just that the DPRK should conduct military exercises in order to  counter these extreme provocations . This is the inviolable right of the DPRK that no -one should take issue with nor interfere in.
                                            It is a lame excuse to cite earlier UNSC resolutions as the DPRK made it fully clear that it was not bound by these so-called "resolutions ". These resolutions which had been cooked up by the US and duly rubber-stamped by the UNSC were themselves gross violations of the independence and sovereignty of the DPRK . They were the product of an anti- DPRK intrigue by the US imperialists and some others who should have known better. Thus the DPRK is not bound by such reactionary and hypocritical resolutions .

           The increase in tension on the Korean peninsula and the surrounding area  is entirely attributable to the US imperalists war moves, interference and anti -DPRK moves. For peace and calm to prevail the US must cease war-drills in the south of Korea and must withdraw its forces from the south of Korea.

           Our organisations, the ASSPUK , JISGE and UK KFA , support the DPRK's stance to fully assert its sovereignty and to take all counter-measures to defend itself from US imperialist aggression.


ASSPUK, JISGE and UK KFA on the Illegal Sale of the Hall of CHONGRYON in Tokyo

London 30th of March Juche 103(2014)

The  UK Korean Friendship Association together the ASSPUK and Juche Idea Study Group issued a joint statement concerning the issue  of the sale of the land  and buildings of t.he Korean Hall of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan;
It is outrageous that the hall belonging to CHONGRYON  (the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan ) is being sold by underhand methods.

CHONGRYON(the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan) is a dignified overseas compatriots organisation of Korean residents. The action of the Japanese authorities is clearly institutionally racist and bordering on fascism. This is also a manifestation of the hostile policy of the Japan towards the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as CHONGRYON acts as the de facto embassy of the DPRK in Japan. Thus it is an unwarranted action and a serious affront both to the dignity of the DPRK as well Korean residents in Japan. It is gross interference in the affairs of the DPRK .
These actions by the Japanese authorities show that they are not committed to human rights and ill treat racial minorities within their borders.

                                  This action of the Japanese authorities is very harmful to the sound development of DPRK-Japan relations
ASSPUK, JISGE and UK KFA demand that the Japanese authorities cease their underhand and unfair moves  against CHONGRYON and revoke their hostile policy towards the DPRK . We express full solidarity with CHONGRYON.



U.S. Should Give Up Worn-out Doctrine of "Threat from North Korea": KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is busy with advocating the threadbare doctrine of "threat from north Korea".
    The U.S. ambassador to south Korea, the commander of the U.S. forces in south Korea and the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Pacific region termed the planned military drills launched by the DPRK "provocation" and "threat".
    Some days ago, U.S. President Obama said in Hague that "north Korea's threat and provocations will be answered with a unified response."
    All those remarks remind one of a thief crying "Stop thief!" as it is none other than the U.S. who is now carrying on large-scale joint military drills in the sky, in the sea and on the land of south Korea under pretext of someone's "provocations".
    It is an American-style logic to interpret a nuclear war drill aimed at invading others as "annual" and "defensive" and others' strengthening of war deterrent for defending their sovereignty and territories as "provocation". It can not be construed otherwise than a sheer sophism which can work on nobody.
    The U.S. has regarded aggression and interference as its mainstay for forming and keeping itself while habituating itself to posing threat and making provocations against other countries. And such old habit is driving the U.S. to considering any hurdles to it as threat and provocations. Therefore, nobody can lodge an objection against the fact that the U.S. political thinking and judgment are confused with an extreme contradiction and delusion of persecution.
    What matters is that the U.S. has become evermore vicious in anti-DPRK campaign under the pretext of "threat" and "provocations", taking issue with it in all aspects including ideology and social system, economy, national defense, culture and human rights.
    All these moves are prompted by an evil plot to justify and materialize its policy of war against the DPRK at any cost, so as to politically stamp out, economically isolate and militarily stifle the DPRK.
    It is well evidenced by the "Quadrennial Defense Review" released by the U.S. Defense Department some days ago, which calls for gaining "arms supremacy for winning decisive victory" over the DPRK after terming it "a state posing direct threat" and a "biggest rival". The chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, too, in his speech made the outbreak of a war on the Korean Peninsula as a fait accompli to incite a war fever.
    So, the U.S. is hell-bent on escalating tensions in a bid to find an excuse for materializing its policy of aggression on the DPRK while branding its every practice, including its policy and efforts for peace and prosperity, as "provocation" and "threat".
    But the U.S. twisted way of thinking only drives it into an abyss of self-contradiction, a result of its anachronistic judgment and illogical policy.
    The longer the U.S. engages itself in clinging to the already worn-out doctrine of "threat from north Korea", the earlier the DPRK will bring its final victory. -0-

UN "Resolution on Human Rights" against DPRK Rejected: FM Spokesman

Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Sunday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the adoption of the "resolution" against the DPRK at the UN Human Rights Council:
    The 25th meeting of the UN Human Rights Council released a "report" of the "Commission of Inquiry" on the human rights situation in the DPRK and railroaded a "resolution" against it.
    The DPRK has not recognized the CI grouping political swindlers, marionettes of the U.S. and the West, and totally opposes and rejects the above-said resolution, a product of the vicious hostile policy towards it.
    Unable to bring down the DPRK by taking issue with it over its nuclear issue only, the U.S. and other hostile forces are making false facts in succession in a bid to intensify "human rights racket" against it to invent an excuse for interfering in its internal affairs and topple down its social system.
    The U.S. and Japan, war criminal states and unethical criminal states with the history of aggression, plunder and murder against other countries and nations in the past, and EU are concealing their past history stained with blood, styling themselves "human rights judges" and resorting to political slander and attack on independent countries, steeped in inveterate repugnancy toward them.
    If human rights are to be discussed sincerely, it is necessary to bring for discussion at international criminal court and punish, first of all, the U.S. aggression of sovereign states including Iraq and Afghanistan, genocide, Japan's past heinous crimes against humanity and misanthropy, racial discrimination, chauvinism and new Nazism rampant in EU countries.
    Human rights precisely mean national sovereignty.
    If politicization of human rights, selectivity and double standards pursued by the U.S. which has no qualification to say about genuine human rights and forces following it are connived at, acts of calling into question specific countries, prompted by political motive, will be more rampant day by day.
    The DPRK will firmly defend the idea and socialist system chosen by itself and continue sincerely discharging its duty in the field of international human rights. -0-

Sunday, 30 March 2014

On Coca Cola and bourgeois liberalisation -KIM JONG IL

In particular , we must educate the younger generation of the revolution effectively, so that they carry forward the revolution reliably with firm confidence and a strong will to achieve victory in our revolution. It is important to educate the third and fourth generations of the revolution effectively, because they have experienced neither trials nor suffering . We must get them to drink the syrup made from the blueberries of Mt Paektu , not Coca Cola. In other words , we must imbue them thoroughly with the revolutionary ideology of our Party so that they are not swayed in the slightest by the wind of bourgeois liberalisation "
KIM JONG IL (Selected Works Vol 13 p 200-201)

ASSPUK , JISGE and UK KFA condemn south Korean puppet gangsterism !


London 29th of March Juche (2014)
        The ASSPUK, JISGE and UK KFA today issued a joint statement concerning the recent unspeakable actions of the south Korean puppets in seizing a civilian
fishing boat of the DPRK and injuring the crew;

           On the 27th of March a  speed boat flotilla of  the second fleet of the south Korean navy illegally intruded into the waters of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea  in the West Sea of Korea and forcibly seized a peaceable fishing boat of the DPRK on Thursday night. A     22 HP fishing boat "539-52456" belonging to the Ongjin Fishery Station lost its route due to engine breakdown when it was engaged in regular fishing in the waters near Mahap Islet in Ongjin County on Thursday night.
    As there was a thick  fog, sailors of the boat dropped an anchor and were judging direction with a compass.
    Suddenly unidentified warships appeared and encircled the fishing boat, firing more than 50 bullets.
    Speed boats belonging to the second fleet of the south Korean navy crossed the maritime military demarcation line and intruded into the territorial waters of The DPRK suddenly .
          The puppet military  gangsters stormed the fishing boat that had its engine barely repaired, beat the DPRK  sailors with iron sticks, knocking them unconscious. Then they shackled and blindfolded the sailors and began taking the boat to Paekryong Island. The south Korean puppet military tried to make the DPRK sailors defect to south Korea but they resisted this. As a result of counter-measures taken by the Korean People's Army the south Korean puppets were forced hand the crew back , however when they were handed back the crew were unconscious and showed signs of injury.
                      This is an outrageous and unparalleled act of brutality by the south Korean fascist puppet military gangsters against peaceful non-combatant sailors. It is a serious violation of international law . The south Korean puppets had also illegally intruded into the territory of the DPRK.

             Our organistions, the ASSPUK, JISGE and UK KFA, strongly condemn the south Korean puppets for their aggressive and inhumane act of trying to forcibly kidnap sailors of the DPRK . Those responsible must be punished.


North Korean Sailors interviewed after return from South Korea

DPRK FM Blasts UN for Taking Issue with DPRK over Its Justifiable Rocket Launching Drills

    Pyongyang, March 30 (KCNA) -- The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Sunday issued the following statement blasting the United Nations for its illegal action of taking issue with the justifiable rocket launching drills conducted by the Korean People's Army (KPA):
    The sincere efforts of the DPRK to prevent a new war and ensure peace and security on the Korean peninsula are facing a grave challenge of the hostile forces.
    The UN Security Council at a closed-door consultative meeting held on Mar. 28 at the urgent request of the U.S. committed an illegal provocative act of "denouncing" the DPRK's justifiable rocket launching drills for no reason.
    The drills were self-defensive military drills of the KPA to cope with the grave situation created by the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK which has been pursued for the past several decades and the evermore intensified exercises for a nuclear war.
    The climate for detente is being created on the Korean peninsula thanks to the proactive and peace-loving sincere efforts of the DPRK this year. Nevertheless, the U.S. kicked off the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises with south Korean puppet forces with huge aggression forces and destructive weapons involved.
    With their scale and danger increased, the largest-ever forces since 1993 are involved in the Ssangyong drill which started on Mar. 27. The U.S. dared declare that its main objective is to "occupy Pyongyang."
    It is quite natural for the KPA to make full preparations to cope with the prevailing grave situation as its mission is to protect the security of the country and its people and defend peace.
    However, the UN Security Council, shutting its eyes to the U.S. madcap nuclear war exercises, "denounced" the KPA's self-defensive rocket launching drills to cope with them as a "violation of resolutions" and "threat to international peace and security" and is set to take an "appropriate step". It is absolutely intolerable.
    As far as UNSC's "resolutions" which it claimed were "violated" by the DPRK are concerned, they are full of brigandish paragraphs to wantonly encroach on the sovereignty of the DPRK and the security of the nation and deprive it of its right to launch satellites for peaceful purposes as they are a product of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
    The DPRK, therefore, categorically rejected them as soon as they were adopted and there is no ground whatsoever for the DPRK to be bound to them.
    If something is measured by a wrong ruler, a wrong result is bound to be produced.
    That is why there is such absurdity that the DPRK's efforts to defend the security of the country and the nation are labeled a "provocation" and the U.S. moves for igniting a nuclear war are described as ones for "defending peace".
    If the UNSC persistently tries to deny the exercise of the DPRK's just right by partially citing the unreasonable "resolutions" according to the U.S. scenario, it will end up escalating tensions and sparking conflict only, far from contributing to keeping peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
    The farce staged by the U.S. to "denounce" the DPRK's rocket launching drills for no reason after bringing them up for discussion at the UNSC is aimed to divert the blame for escalating tensions to the DPRK and hype the DPRK's "threat" to have a justification for arms buildup pursuant to its pivot to Asia-Pacific strategy.
    As the U.S. persists in its moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK by abusing the UNSC, prompted by its strategic interests, the DPRK has the right to defend itself and is fully ready to do so.
    Now that the U.S. is staging ceaseless nuclear war exercises by mobilizing all type nuclear strike means aimed at "occupying Pyongyang," etc. while describing the exercises as "annual ones", the KPA's drills to cope with them will involve various forms of exercises in which more diversified nuclear deterrence will be used for hitting various medium- and long-range targets with a variety of striking power.
    The DPRK is fully ready for next-stage steps which the enemy can hardly imagine in case the U.S. considers them as a "provocation" again.
    It would not rule out a new form of nuclear test for bolstering up its nuclear deterrence.
    The U.S. had better ponder over this and stop acting rashly.
    If a catastrophic development which no one wants occurs on the peninsula, the U.S. will be wholly responsible for it. -0

Sailors Interviewed after Their Return Home

  Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- The sailors who had come back to the DPRK from south Korea to where they had been taken were interviewed by domestic and foreign reporters at the People's Palace of Culture Saturday.
    Fishing boat captain Rim Chun Su, chief engineer Kim Chol and crewman Kim Thae Won belonging to the Ongjin Fishery Station spoke at the press conference.
    They spoke of how the fishing boat was seized by the south Korean military gangsters and the atrocities committed by them against its crew.
    They said: We left Kumi-ri, Ryongyon County at around 2 o'clock on Thursday afternoon to pick up clams.
    As we were sailing while picking up clams, thick sea fog began to hang over as dusk fell.
    Finding it hard to do the work any longer, we veered the boat towards the port.
    A short while later, a propelling shaft stopped operation due to a gearbox trouble.
    We had no other way but to stop the boat and repair the boat.
    When we were judging the direction with a compass after getting it repaired, a clipper of the south Korean puppet navy appeared, blocking its sailing at full speed. It forced our boat to sail southward.
    The enemies fired bullets at the fishing boat to threaten us.
    We could not allow us to be meekly taken away by the puppet navy hooligans.
    In order to let our patrol boat spot our position, we made a ball of fire, lighted it and shook it towards the north.
    A short while later two small clippers appeared and began to encircle our boat.
    The clipper that had appeared earlier turned a search light on the boat, blocking its sailing. And the two other clippers sailed close to our boat on its both sides, forcing it to sail southward.
    As it grew completely dark, our engine stopped again, making it impossible to move any more.
    The clippers completely encircled our boat, brandishing iron sticks and throwing iron hooks at it.
    We fell unconscious, hit hard by iron sticks of the enemies.
    It was when the boat arrived in a place believed to be a pier of Paekryong Island that we came back to our senses. We were shackled and blindfolded.
    The hooligans of the puppet army took us to a certain building by a truck and asked us ages, names and others. They also asked us one by one if we had any idea of surrendering.
    We did not answer but just said we were fishermen and would go to the embrace of the respected Marshal at once.
    The enemies tried hard to make us change our minds, saying that "Come over to the south. If you surrender, we will make you live well. We will provide you with living conditions and jobs."
    The sailors fought back the enemies, defying their appeasement and pressure in order to come back to the fold of the motherland.
    So, they could come back to the embrace of the motherland at around 02:00 on Friday.
    Rim Chun Su said that it was only after he came back home that he learned the group of puppet hooligans could not but send them back in a great haste in the face of the strong measures taken by the motherland. He added:
    It was just several hours that we fought hard against the barbaric acts and pressure of the enemies to put us to submission.
    While fighting back the enemies, we realized what type the enemies were and made up our minds to settle accounts with them to the last.
    We also keenly realized through our experience the immutable truth that there is nothing to be afraid of and that we are sure to win even though we are left alone in the vast sea or are put in custody by the enemies as long as there is the respected Marshal.
    We firmly pledge to make redoubled efforts to carry out our revolutionary tasks with surging indignation at the enemies who are running amuck to hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and its social system and thus further glorify our country.
    Then the sailors answered questions raised by reporters.
    At the press conference the participants watched a video dealing with the atrocities committed by the hooligans of the south Korean puppet army against the peaceable boat and personnel of the DPRK. -0-

DPRK, Tax-free Country

    Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- The tax system was totally abolished in the DPRK on April 1, Juche 63 (1974).
    On this day the centuries-old desire of the Korean people to live in the tax-free world was realized. It was a historic event in which the country without tax system emerged in the world.
    President Kim Il Sung built the socialist system centred on the popular masses, the first tax-free country in the world. He unfolded the plan for abolishing the unpopular tax system during the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle and set an example in the guerrilla bases, liberated areas.
    After the liberation of Korea, he abolished the predatory and colonial tax system of Japanese imperialism and established the most popular and democratic tax system. He enforced the policy of systematically relieving the people of tax burden on the basis of the foundation of the self-supporting national economy.
    He put forward the important task on totally abolishing the tax system in the near future at the Fourth Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea. Pushing ahead with the work to carry out the task, he made sure that agricultural tax in kind was abolished, to begin with.
    The agricultural tax in kind was totally abolished between 1964 and 1966 according to "Theses on the Socialist Rural Question in Our Country" published by him.
    At the 8th Plenary Meeting of the Fifth Central Committee of the WPK held in February 1974 he made sure that the decision on totally abolishing the tax system in the DPRK was adopted. At the Third Session of the Fifth Supreme People's Assembly in March he promulgated the law on totally abolishing the tax system.
    The total abolition of the tax system was a brilliant result of his loving care for the people and an immortal feat he performed in building Korean-style socialism which applied the Juche idea. -0-

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Japanese Authorities Warned of Their Moves to Seize Korean Hall of Chongryon

Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- The Committee for Aiding Overseas Compatriots of Korea made public a statement on Friday denouncing the Japanese authorities for their extremely dangerous moves to stifle the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and Koreans in Japan.
On March 24 the Japanese authorities took such fascist action as instigating the Tokyo District Court to make an illegal decision to allow the sale of the land and building of the Korean Hall of Chongryon.
This is a wanton violation of the dignity and existence right of Chongryon and Koreans in Japan and a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of the DPRK, the statement said, adding:
The Japanese authorities are feigning ignorance of the fact, noting that the decision was made by a "judiciary organ" in a bid to evade the blame for seizing the Korean hall. But this is no more than an excuse to cover up their sinister criminal purpose.
It is their sinister political scenario to deprive the Central Standing Committee of Chongryon of the base of its activities and thus weaken the authority of Chongryon, a model of Juche-based overseas Koreans' movement, and dampen the elated patriotic enthusiasm of Koreans so as to stamp out the movement of Koreans in Japan.
The statement went on:
Now that the Japanese authorities deliberately touched off distrust at a time when confidence-building is required for improving the DPRK-Japan relations more urgently than ever before the DPRK is compelled to take corresponding measures.
If the Japanese authorities persist in their moves to seize the Korean Hall despite the warning of the DPRK, they will be wholly responsible for the consequences to be entailed by them. -0

Friday, 28 March 2014

DPRK Will Bolster Up War Deterrent: Spokesman

    Pyongyang, March 28 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on Friday blasting the U.S. for disclosing its attempt to intensify military provocations disturbing peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity:
    The U.S. president at a recent summit of the U.S., Japan and south Korea held in Hague openly justified the on-going joint military exercises, disclosing his provocative intention to further intensify them.
    The danger of a war on the Korean peninsula is increasing obviously due to the U.S. massive introduction of aggression forces and destructive weapons and its ceaseless madcap maneuvers for a nuclear war.
    It is a vicious strategic scenario of the U.S. to bar detente on the Korean peninsula created thanks to our sincere efforts and prevent the inter-Korean relations from being mended through such military provocations in a bid to deliberately escalate tensions and invent a pretext for arms buildup in the Asia-Pacific region.
    The joint military exercises for aggression staged by the U.S. in south Korea and in its vicinity with nuclear war hardware involved several times every year are, indeed, the most vivid expression of its hostile policy toward the DPRK.
    Facts go to prove that a series of commitments made by the U.S. that it has no hostile intent toward the DPRK are a sheer lie.
    The U.S. had better fulfill its commitments, not taking issue with others for no reason.
    The U.S. is describing its joint military exercises aimed at "occupying Pyongyang" in other country as "defensive" and "regular ones" while terming regular drills of the DPRK army in its land "provocations". This is not workable on anyone.
    The U.S. insistence on such logic would only compel the DPRK to develop all its steps for bolstering up its war deterrent and demonstrating it into more annual and regular processes. -0-

KPA Will Never Pardon Gangsterism of S. Korean Military Warmongers: Spokesman

Pyongyang, March 28 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Friday in connection with the fact that a speed boat flotilla belonging to the second fleet of the south Korean navy illegally intruded into the waters of the DPRK side in the West Sea of Korea and forcibly seized a peaceable fishing boat of the DPRK on Thursday night:
    22 HP fishing boat "539-52456" belonging to the Ongjin Fishery Station lost its route due to engine breakdown when it was engaged in regular fishing in the waters near Mahap Islet in Ongjin County on Thursday night.
    As there was thick sea fog, sailors of the boat dropped an anchor and was judging direction with a compass.
    Suddenly unidentified warships appeared and encircled the fishing boat, firing more than 50 bullets.
    Speed boats belonging to the second fleet of the south Korean navy crossed the maritime military demarcation line and intruded into the territorial waters of our side all of a sudden.
    The gangsters stormed the fishing boat that had its engine barely repaired, beat our sailors with iron sticks, making them fall in a faint. Then they shackled and blindfolded the sailors and began taking the boat to Paekryong Island.
    What matters is that the gangsters threw an iron hook at the peaceable boat that went adrift after losing its route and seized the boat by force although its sailors stated that they did not want to surrender.
    Even the Joint Chiefs of Staff of south Korea formally admitted in an official notice sent to the DPRK that the boat was a peaceable fishing boat and normal navigation was not possible due to an engine trouble and that the sailors had no idea of submission.
    However, the gangsters of the south Korean navy separated our sailors and forced submission upon them with guns leveled at them on the island.
    The KPA General Staff sized up the situation and sent an emergency warning notice through the north-south military hotline on the west coast at 22:20 on Thursday, urging the Joint Chiefs of Staff of south Korea to immediately send back the fishing boat and warning that in case the return of the boat is delayed, that will entail unpredictable consequences.
    It, at the same time, took a military countermeasure of immediately dispatching patrol ships of the KPA to the waters where the incident occurred.
    Much upset by this, the group of gangsters belonging to the second fleet of the south Korean navy told lies and made excuses that our fishing boat "illegally crossed the northern limit line" and that they seized the boat because it did not respond to several warnings. It was compelled to hurriedly notify the KPA of the time and place of handover.
    As a result, at 01:28 on Friday, our sailors could come back to the motherland aboard the fishing boat.
    The sailors have not yet come back to their senses but are still in coma due to the shuddering barbaric atrocities committed by the gangsters who forced submission on them.
    The DPRK side will take various measures to prevent abnormal incidents from happening to all fishing boats engaged in fishing in sensitive waters.
    But we will never overlook the inhumane and monstrous atrocities committed by the south Korean military warmongers by forcibly seizing the fishing boat and committing gangster-like crimes against its crew.
    The KPA will certainly force the group of gangsters of the south Korean navy to pay a dear price for their shuddering atrocities. -0-

U.S., Arch Criminal Disturbing North-South Dialogue and Peace: Memorandum

    Pyongyang, March 27 (KCNA) -- The National Reunification Institute released a memorandum on Thursday to lay bare the colors of the U.S. as arch criminal disturbing north-south dialogue and peace.
    According to the memorandum, the U.S. worked hard to derail the Joint Conference of Representatives of Political Parties and Public Organizations in North and South Korea in Pyongyang in April 1948 which was held to prevent the permanent national division and achieve the complete independence and sovereignty of the country after the liberation of Korea (August 15, 1945).
    The U.S. turned down the proposal of the DPRK on preventing the danger of a war and achieving the reunification of Korea in a peaceful way and prodded the Syngman Rhee clique into unleashing a war against the north on June 25, 1950.
    When the April 19 Popular Uprising broke out in south Korea early in the 1960s, making the desire for achieving reunification through alliance with the north rapidly grow stronger with the uprising as a momentum, the U.S. engineered the May 16 military coup which chilled it with jackboots overnight.
    When the July 4 joint statement clarifying the three principles of national reunification -- independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity -- was published between the north and the south and hope and expectation for reunification mounted high across the country in the 1970s, the U.S. pursued the "two Koreas" policy with increased zeal, faked up all kinds of conspiratorial cases and staged Focus Retina and Team Spirit joint military exercises, throwing a wet blanket over the hope for reunification and bringing everything to naught.
    When the north-south Red-Cross talks were held, relief goods associated with the sincerity of the DPRK were conveyed to south Koreans who suffered from flood damage and the atmosphere of reconciliation was created through mutual visits of art troupes and home-visiting groups in the 1980s, the U.S. intensified its moves for a war against the north.
    When the north-south high-level talks were held and the "agreement on reconciliation, non-aggression, cooperation and exchange between the north and the south" was adopted in the 1990s, the U.S. created the "nuclear crisis of the north" and kicked off an anti-DPRK nuclear racket, reducing the agreement to a dead paper.
    When the north-south summit was held for the first time and the north-south joint declaration was adopted and published in 2000, the U.S. ran wild like hungry wolves to bar the joint declaration from being implemented.
    When the "Declaration for Development of North-South Relations and Peace and Prosperity" was adopted at the 2007 north-south summit, it made much fuss, taken aback by it.
    When the U.S. succeeded in installing a pro-American conservative regime through the "presidential election" in south Korea that year, it egged the Lee Myung Bak group on to totally renege on the north-south declarations and worked in real earnest to prevent them from being implemented.
    When there were moves to mend the north-south relations thanks to the DPRK's positive efforts for dialogue and peace this year, the U.S. desperately worked to hamstring them.
    Meanwhile, it has become busy with its moves for escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula since the outset of the year.
    It is persisting in its malignant smear campaign and unprecedented hostile acts to hurt the dignity and social system in the DPRK.
    The memorandum terms the U.S. the arch criminal disturbing north-south dialogue and peace, bedeviling the north-south relations and escalating tensions on the peninsula.
    Nearly 70 years have passed since Korea was divided by the U.S. and the situation and circumstances have remarkably changed during the period, but the U.S. still remains unchanged in its aggressive nature and hostile policy toward the DPRK, it charged.
    With no frenzy can the U.S. block the dynamic advance of the Korean nation toward improved inter-Korean relations, independent reunification, peace and prosperity and the U.S. moves for aggression and war against the DPRK are bound to meet a disgraceful fiasco, rebuffed and condemned by all Koreans and the world peace-loving people. -0

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

CPRK Denounces Park Geun Hye's Provocative Remarks over Nuclear Issue

Pyongyang, March 27 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) Wednesday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA blasting Park Geun Hye of south Korea for making provocative remarks for no reason over the DPRK's nuclear issue at the 3rd "nuclear security summit" held in Netherlands:
    Recently Park let loose a string of very reckless remarks against the DPRK, groundlessly accusing it over its nuclear issue at the summit.
    Though she is a faithful servant and stooge of the U.S., she should have properly wagged her tongue on the basis of hard facts or elementary common sense.
    Had she had the idea of uttering even a proper word at the summit, she should have chided the U.S., among others, for being the first to produce nuclear weapons, proliferating them, bringing horrible nuclear disasters to humankind and stockpiling more nukes than any other countries in the world to pose constant nuclear threat still now.
    As far as the instability of nuclear facilities is concerned, she should have mentioned, first of all, nuclear power plants in south Korea which had to stop operations due to troubles many times in a year and sparked rows over the leakage of contaminated nuclear substance and horrible disasters at nuclear power plants in Japan and the U.S.
    Funny enough, Park, a U.S. nuclear war servant, talked about a "world without nuclear weapons", parroting what her master uttered. But great irony was that she asserted the building of such world should start from the "north's dismantlement" of its nukes. This either betrayed the lack of her knowledge about where to start or where to end or revealed that she had the same ulterior motive as the U.S.'s.
    This time Park took issue even with the DPRK's line of developing the two fronts simultaneously, groundlessly finding fault with its nukes. By doing so, she crudely violated the agreement made at the north-south high-level contact on halting the smear campaign.
    Does she have the face to talk about "confidence" and "sincerity"?
    The north-south agreement is neither an "election commitment" on which the south Korean rulers are apt to renege anytime nor an empty promise which the philistines used to fail to keep.
    If Park truly wants to improve the inter-Korean relations, she should be careful about what she says, and have discretion and reason to get a habit of refraining from making reckless remarks.
    She made a serious blunder.
    Explicitly speaking about the nuclear issue, there may be the denuclearization of the whole Korean peninsula but no "north's unilateral denuclearization" under any circumstances. She had better not have even a dream about it.
    The "world without nuclear weapons" is, of course, a good thing but she should cogitate again about what should be its starting point and have the courage to say what she would like to talk to her American master who produced nuclear weapons first and poses the biggest nuclear threat to the world.
    Only then is it possible to find a right way of solving the nuclear issue.
    We will keep a watch on Park's undesirable behavior. -0-

ASSPUK, JISGE and UK KFA support memorandum of DPRK NDC Inspection group


London 26th of March Juche 103(2014)

The ASSPUK , Juche Idea Study Group of England and UK Korean Friendship Association today issued a joint statement in support of the memorandum issued by the special inspection group of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK on "Cheonan" incident, the statement is as follows;

     It is 4 years since the Cheonan warship of the south Korean navy sank with the tragic loss of life of south Korean sailors. To this day the real cause of the sinking remains unknown and is a matter of speculation and conjecture. The most likely explanation is that it was a tragic accident caused by poor seamanship and misjudgement . Some explanations have been put forward that the south Korean corvette sank after a collision with a US submarine the USS
Columbia , some say that the sinking of the Cheonan was a classic case of a US "false flag operation " , a method used time and time again by the US to provoke conflict and invade other countries.  Whatever the ultimate truth about the sinking of the Cheonan is  one thing is for certain  the story spread by the then south Korean puppet regime of Lee Myung Bak that the Cheonan was sank by a torpedo from an unknown DPRK vessel is pure fiction , absolute nonsense without a shred of real evidence. It seems quite ridiculous to assert that a submarine hunting vessel would get sunk by a mini submarine from the other side in the middle of a military exercise ! Unfortunately to this very day the south  Korean authorities repeat the thread-worn lie that the Cheonan was sunk by the DPRK  ! This greatly harms inter-Korean relations and sets the scene for
confrontation .
           The DPRK has done everything to settle the issue amicably in the interests of the promotion of inter-Korean relations and reunification . It proposed soon after the incident to send a special inspection group to south Korea to view the evidence. However the south Korean authorities have rejected this. If they have real evidence that the DPRK was involved in the Cheonan incident then they should show it to the DPRK  NDC inspection group but they have refused to do so.
  We support the 3 point demands of the DPRK NDC Inspection group , firstly that albeit belatedly  the south Korean side should accept the Inspection group of the  DPRK NDC, secondly if they are unable to do this then they stop slandering the DPRK over the incident , and thirdly, the south Korean authorities should take measures to improve relations including the lifting of the anti DPRK sanctions the "May 24th " measures.

It is time for south Korea to break with the past !

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

U.S. "Human Rights" Racket against DPRK's Sovereignty Is Doomed to Failure: KCNA Report

 Pyongyang, March 26 (KCNA) -- The U.S. anti-DPRK smear campaign over the human rights issue has gone to an extreme phase that can be no longer overlooked.
    In this regard, the Korean Central News Agency issued a report on Tuesday, which says:
    The U.S.-led "Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the DPRK" made public a "report on human rights in the DPRK" at the 25th Session of the UN Human Rights Council now under way in Geneva, which slandered the DPRK for no ground.
    This "human rights racket" is little different from modern-style declaration of war as it represents a new mode of aggression the U.S. has employed in realizing its anti-DPRK policy.
    Terming the U.S. call for "human rights protection" a new slogan for war at present, the report further says:
    Peace and stability can be hardly found in any part of the world, due to the "Sept. 11 incident", "color revolution", "Arab spring" named "democracy revolution" in the Middle East and other challenges over human rights issue provoked by the imperialists from early in the new century.
    At present "human rights" and "democracy" have become synonyms for the imperialists' global disturbance.
    The U.S. gained much profit from the wars conducted in the 20th century. It is now again making fabulous profits by such wicked war acts as instigating insurgents, seized with lust for power, to tribal strife and rebellion in those countries and regions related to its interests.
    Styling itself the "world's human rights judge", the U.S. has annually estimated the world human rights situation in an improper manner. The U.S., in its recent "report on human rights situation in the world", slandered nearly 200 countries and regions over the human rights performance as it pleased.
    Advocating the theory of "priority to human rights", the U.S., kingpin of human rights abusers, has blatantly engaged itself in violating sovereignty of other countries and toppling their governments.
    The "regime change" in other countries, aimed to set up pro-American governments, has been the keynote of the U.S. foreign policy over the past 100 years.
    The U.S. expends one billion dollars every year in its moves to overthrow governments in other countries.
    The imperialists' interference in other countries under the pretext of "human rights protection" reaches to all spheres of state policies and social life.
    The spearhead of the U.S. "human rights" offensive is directed mainly to the DPRK. Regarding the nuclear and "human rights" issues as the two mainstays for its anti-DPRK policy, the U.S. is now making desperate efforts to "change" the socialist system of the DPRK under the pretext of "human rights situation".
    Today the DPRK advances toward the final victory of the Juche revolution by dint of the great ideology, the invincible military strength and the might of single-minded unity, and its overall national power is remarkably rising.
    Upset by this advance, the hostile forces are getting hell-bent on the human rights racket to overthrow the socialist system of the DPRK invariably going along the road of independence against imperialism, destroy its history and traditions and grab its wealth of victory.
    Among the scenarios for attack on the DPRK, worked out by the U.S. Defense Department, is OPLAN 5030 the keynote of which is to make a Northeast Asian version of "color revolution" through a psychological warfare. This scenario is aimed to shake the faith and will of the DPRK servicepersons and people by creating terror-ridden atmosphere and confusing ideology in the country.
    After adopting it as its state policy to isolate and stifle the DPRK in the plea of "human right issue", the U.S. has taken every practical step for its implementation.
    It cooked up "North Korean Human Rights Act", spending colossal state budget for its enforcement. Allegedly to improve "human rights records" in the DPRK, it has allocated tens of millions of dollars of the government budget to anti-DPRK organizations and individuals every year.
    Calling for "free network" in the DPRK, the U.S. seeks to infuse the American-style political value concepts and ideals into its people.
    So, it has persistently pulled up the DPRK over its strict control on such impure publications as pornography, in an intention to instigate alien elements. It went the lengths of claiming that the DPRK's strict step of removing the modern-type factionalists who seriously violated popular masses' human rights, construction of sports facilities and sport enthusiasm are contrary to the "human rights standard".
    Recently the U.S. CIA gave an order to conduct offensive intelligence activities against the DPRK over the "human rights issue". There's no guarantee that the U.S., taking no account of international law, won't launch aggression on the DPRK anytime by invoking the "human rights act".
    Sovereignty is what keeps a nation alive, the report stresses, adding:
    The U.S. "human rights" offensive can never work on the DPRK whose people have experienced the fact that the human rights are insignificant if they are not guaranteed by the state power.
    Stateless people are more miserable than a dog in a house of grief. This is the lesson of history the Korean people have drawn through 40-odd years of the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule over Korea and nearly 70 years of the territorial division and sanctions and blockade by foreign forces.
    Witnessing the prevailing jungle law, the people in the DPRK came to keenly realize the truth that the human rights are just national sovereignty and this sovereignty is guaranteed by powerful deterrent.
    Northeast Asia with the Korean Peninsula as the center is a region interwoven with the interests of big countries. If it were weak in national strength and thus its sovereignty had not been defended, the DPRK would have already been in the crisis worse than the "color revolution" or the Mideast situation and its people would have found themselves in a miserable fate of modern-type slaves in the 21st century.
    The DPRK's socialism centered on the popular masses came to being in the course of its party and people's great struggle, and it exists and develops in keeping with the country's specific conditions and by the option and requirement of the working masses.
    It is the true picture of human rights performance in the DPRK to give priority to the popular masses' interests, reliably guarantee them with the dictatorship for people's democracy and protect its citizens and their vital rights from aggression and interference by outsiders.
    The DPRK's righteous human rights law shows no mercy with the sharpened sword of dictatorship to those who violate the working masses' rights, do all sorts of wrongs openly and covertly waiting for a chance for violence or commit violent crimes.
    It is no more than a daydream to think that the political and economic system of the DPRK may be changed to suit the American standard.
    The army and people of the DPRK have turned out in the struggle to reliably defend its sovereignty with their strong mental power and inexhaustible strength. The sovereignty of the DPRK, ensured by the great ideology, social system and people, can never be bartered.
    The policy-makers of the U.S. should clearly see and know about the DPRK. They are advised to be mindful that any "human rights" challenge to the DPRK vigorously advancing toward rosy future is as good as a suicidal act of implanting a time-bomb in the heart of Washington.
    The U.S. should judge the situation in a reasonable way and make a policy decision suited to the trend of the times. This will be a right option beneficial to itself at present.
    Its hostile policy toward the DPRK can never be tolerated and it is doomed to failure in the long run. -0-

S. Korean Authorities Accused of Scattering Leaflets Hurting Dignity of Supreme Leadership of DPRK

Pyongyang, March 25 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet military group Monday committed such hideous provocations as firing bullets and shells from the five islands and in their vicinity in the West Sea of Korea including Paekryong Island and Taeyonphyong Island and scattering leaflets hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership and the social system in the DPRK.
    The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea in its information bulletin 1058 issued Tuesday said that such reckless actions of the puppet military gangsters can never be tolerated as they are a very serious case pushing the north-south relations to an uncontrollable catastrophe.
    The above-said leaflets-scattering operation carried out on the five islands and in their vicinity in the West Sea of Korea, the biggest hotspots, is an extremely reckless action that can be perpetrated only by the puppet military hooligans steeped in confrontation hysteria to the marrow of their bones, the bulletin noted, and continued:
    With no rhetoric can the south Korean authorities justify the hideous provocative act of hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership and the social system in the DPRK committed by the puppet military group.
    The south Korean chief executive had better put under control something serious happening inside south Korea, not resorting to the charade of misleading the public opinion at home and abroad by creating impression that she is interested in the improvement of the inter-Korean relations with such words as "confidence" and "unification".
    The reality goes to clearly prove that there can be neither improved inter-Korean relations nor peace on the Korean peninsula as long as the diehard military gangsters are allowed to dare hurt the inviolable dignity of our supreme leadership.
    Our army and people will never pardon even the slightest act of hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership and the social system in the DPRK but deal merciless sledge-hammer blows at its perpetrators.
    The provocateurs will be held entirely accountable for the disastrous consequences caused to the inter-Korean relations in the future. -0-

NDC Inspection Team Demands End to Vicious Cycle of Confrontation Caused by "Cheonan" Warship Sinking Case

   Pyongyang, March 26 (KCNA) -- The inspection team of the National Defence Commission (NDC) of the DPRK released a memorandum Wednesday four years since the occurrence of the "Cheonan" warship sinking case.
    The memorandum clarifies from the objective viewpoint the facts that have so far been disclosed since the occurrence of the case as the present south Korean authorities are beating the worn-out drum of escalating confrontation with fellow countrymen just as the previous regime did.
    Noting that the inside story about the hideous farce is being brought to light with the passage of time, the memorandum goes on:
    There occurred in waters off Paekryong Islet and Taechong Islet in the West Sea of Korea an incident in which south Korean warship "Cheonan" was broken into two parts for no specific reason at around 21:00 on March 26, 2010.
    The then Lee Myung Bak regime made public so-called "results of investigation" on May 20, about 50 days after the incident, and the "final report" in September.
    The conclusion was that the ship was sunken by a torpedo of the DPRK.
    But as soon as the story about the "torpedo attack by the north" was spread, it drew strong public criticism. The public called it a "collection of all kinds of suspicions" and a "far-fetched assertion based on a strange logic".
    Censure and jeers came not only from south Korea but from the U.S., the center for making the hostile policy toward the DPRK, and other western countries.
    Some south Korean media said that "all those media that use such phrase as sinking of 'Cheonan' by explosion are sham media."
    The more water flows under the bridge since the case and the more vociferous the south Korean authorities become in floating the story about "the north's involvement in the case," the more strongly the public will be convinced that the north has nothing to do with the case and the greater the suspicions and distrust will become in the false story spread by them, the memorandum notes.
    Recalling that the case has been misused for escalating the confrontation between the north and the south, the memorandum stresses that the DPRK has consistently made every sincere effort to probe the truth about the case and improve the inter-Korean relations.
    It says:
    Right after the sinking of the ship, the U.S. built up the public opinion to create impression that the army of the DPRK was involved in the case and asserted that the south Korean authorities' investigation has considerable credibility and that it extends full support to the report on the "attack by the north's torpedo", thereby inciting hostility toward the north and kicking off a campaign for hard-line confrontation.
    When the south Korean authorities made public the results of investigation into the "Cheonan" sinking case, the U.S. issued its statements in support of them and when Lee Myung Bak made public a "statement to the people", the U.S. clarified its stand of backing it.
    As the north-south relations which had been put at peril further deteriorated after the "Cheonan" case, the DPRK made every possible effort to tide over the serious phase and pave a wide avenue for national unity, peace and reunification.
    The DPRK proposed dispatching a NDC inspection team to the scene of the incident and holding north-south high-level military talks and the DPRK-U.S. military general-level talks in Panmunjom. But all these proposals ended up in failure.
    The DPRK, however, continued its efforts to settle the warship case and set right the north-south relations issue at any cost despite manifold difficulties and obstacles.
    Calling for a definite end to the vicious cycle of confrontation with compatriots caused by the above-said case, the memorandum goes on:
    The south Korean authorities should take a policy decision to accept all the proposals so far made by the DPRK for the settlement of the warship sinking case, if they truly want the improved north-south relations.
    First, the south Korean authorities should unconditionally accept the NDC inspection team, make probe into the truth about the case and make it public if they are still set to continue to peddle the "story about the north's involvement" in the "Cheonan" case.
    We are ready to send the existing investigation team of the NDC to south Korea even now and have the will to produce all evidence proving the case in Panumjom or other place agreed upon and clearly probe the truth about it in the eyes of the world.
    Whether the truth about the case remains buried into oblivion for good or will be probed entirely depends on the attitude of the south Korean authorities.
    The south Korean authorities should show its will in practice to reveal the inside story about the confrontation with fellow countrymen based on conspiratorial plots and fabrications, not just uttering a string of honeyed words calling for building confidence and developing north-south relations through dialogue between the two sides.
    Second, if they are still not in a position to accept the NDC inspection team, they should give formal assurances that they would not spread the "story about the north's involvement" any more.
    If the south Korean authorities persist in such anti-DPRK confrontation hysteria as the "Cheanon" warship case, defying our just demands, they will be cursed as the same group as Lee Myung Bak's which was known in the history of the nation as chief architect of the hideous conspiratorial case and a horde of confrontation and anti-reunification maniacs without equals.
    It is our invariable stand that they should accept the demand of the DPRK to clarify various suspicions concerning the warship case from a fair stand or they should not peddle the "story about the north's involvement" any more.
    Third, the present south Korean authorities should break with the inglorious past as demanded by the times and the nation wishing for the improved north-south relations.
    They should not allow the case to remain an artificial hurdle lying in the way of improving the inter-Korean relations any longer and a stumbling block in the way of defusing the tension.
    They should take a bold decision of lifting all the confrontational measures such as the "May 24 step against the north" taken by the Lee Myung Bak regime as regards the "Cheonan" case if they stand for the improvement of the north-south relations and the national reconciliation and unity.
    The south Korean authorities should show their will to shape a wise policy as required by the times and the nation, away from the anachronistic way of thinking. -0

Monday, 24 March 2014

A Tax-Free Country -The Voice of Korea

Rodong Sinmun Calls for Giving Steady Continuity to History and Tradition of Self-Reliance

Pyongyang, March 24 (KCNA) -- All officials, party members and other working people should give full play to the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance and fortitude whose might has been clearly proven in the protracted historical struggle, and the spirit of achieving the prosperity of the great Paektusan nation, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in an editorial.
    It goes on:
    The Korean people have advanced the revolution and construction by holding fast to self-reliance as their lifeline since the very day of starting the building of rich and powerful country.
    The spirit of making Yanji bomb displayed in the forest of Mt. Paektu brought about the shining victory of the anti-Japanese war, and the great advance made in the spirit of self-reliance that prevailed in the 1950s helped the country open the gate of socialist industrialization much earlier than other countries.
    Self-reliance represents the ever-victorious banner of the Korean revolution and the eternal spirit of the DPRK.
    We have to steadily advance along the road of self-reliance, in the future, too, just as we weathered all sorts of hardships and trials of history, firmly believing in our own efforts.
    It is necessary to give fuller play to the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance. This provides the master key to giving fullest play to the advantages and might of Korean-style socialism, something hardly imaginable under capitalism, and making socialism incomparably superior to capitalism in all aspects.
    We should make a breakthrough in the general onward movement this year, too, by our own efforts and register a shining victory in it just as we have recorded a heroic epic of self-reliance in the annals of the revolution. -0-

Friday, 21 March 2014

DPRK's Popular Policies

 Pyongyang, March 21 (KCNA) -- The Korean people lead a truly happy life in their socialist motherland thanks to the popular policies pursued by the Workers' Party of Korea and the state.
    The Agrarian Reform Law, the Labor Law, the Law on Sex Equality, the Law on Nationalization of Major Industries and others were promulgated in Juche 35 (1946).
    The laws provided rights to a worthwhile life and the working and living conditions to the people who turned out to build new democratic Korea.
    During the Fatherland Liberation War the universal free medical service was established, a state measure was taken for ensuring the working people's rest at sanatoria and holiday homes and there appeared a rest home for service personnel of the People's Army on the frontline.
    Measures were taken to eliminate the agricultural tax in kind between 1964 and 1966.
    The Korean people receive free medical service at the state expense.
    The universal compulsory primary education was introduced from 1956, the universal compulsory secondary education from 1958 and the universal compulsory eleven-year education was fully enforced across the country from September 1, 1975.
    "The Law on the Nursing and Upbringing of Children of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea" was adopted in 1976 and "Theses on Socialist Education" made public in 1977.
    The law "On abolishing the tax system" was promulgated at the Third Session of the Fifth Supreme People's Assembly on March 21, 1974.
    The Socialist Labor Law, the unique labor charter, was enacted and promulgated amid the steady improvement of the socialist labor policy year after year.
    The state benefits are given through the national social insurance programs and the social security system.
    The law on the universal compulsory 12-year education system was promulgated at the Sixth Session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly held in 2012. -0-

Thursday, 20 March 2014

40 years since the DPRK abolished taxation

                                               Today it is 40 years since the DPRK passed the law on abolishing taxation. Thus the people of the DPRK have been free from the massive burdens of tax for 40 years but enjoy free of charge top rate social services, subsidised housing and virtually free food. Happy abolition of taxation day DPRK !

The US, Main Criminal Aggravating Tensions

The US, Main Criminal Aggravating Tensions

It is none other than the US which incessantly aggravates the military tensions and invokes the nuclear war danger to the Korean Peninsula.
The US reportedly said that nuclear attack means would not be involved in the current joint military drills and their scale would shrink far less than the past.
But it is a deceit against the world public opinion. Now the US mobilized the nuclear powered submarine Columbus loaded with nukes and is openly blustering it may strike the north’s key strategic facilities.
US senator Rubio claimed that the US is now facing an unprecedented challenge, stressing the US should further step up sanctions upon the north since the latter is possessed of nukes and missiles capable of reaching the US mainland, and after 10 years, under such a development, the north would bomb the US mainland with nukes.
The US gets more frantic in anti-north confrontation, finding fault with the north’s regular rocket firing drills as a sort of “transgression” and “provocation” keying up the tensions in the peninsula and its vicinity.
The reality clearly shows that the US is the criminal who threats the peace and security of the peninsula and commits military provocations against the north.
On March 11, the People for Peace and Reunification of south Korea held the 173rd action rally for independent and peaceful reunification in front of the US embassy in Seoul to denounce the US and south Korean regimes for instigating Japan’s collective self-defensive right and ratcheting up the tensions in the peninsula, and urged them to stop at once the aggressive war drills against the north.
The US-south Korea joint war drills should be halted for they would further aggravate the peninsula’s crisis, participants there held and condemned that 4 US warships including Aegis destroyer entered on March 10 the East, West and South Seas to take part in the “Foal Eagle” drills.
 They strongly urged the halt to the “Ssangryong” exercises from March 27 to April 6, asserting that the largest ever landing exercises are apparently for aggression and occupation.
It is imperative for the peace and peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula to terminate the US hostile policy toward the north and the joint war drills to invade it.

Kim Jong Un's Fixed Will for National Reunification

Pyongyang, March 20 (KCNA) -- It is the firm resolve and will of Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the DPRK, to build a unified thriving state in the Korean Peninsula, true to the lifelong intention and behests of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
    In March Juche 101 (2012) Kim Jong Un toured Panmunjom to give strength and courage to all the fellow countrymen desirous of national reunification.
    This inspection was a historic event demonstrating that he, the brilliant Songun (military-first) commander identical to the Generalissimos in pluck and courage, is standing in the van of the struggle for national reunification.
    Cherishing his mission for national reunification, he expressed his fixed will for reunification in a speech made at the military parade celebrating the centenary of Kim Il Sung's birth and in several famous works.
    The supreme leader clarified that the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government would join hands with anyone who truly wants the reunification of the country and the peace and prosperity of the nation and make responsible and persistent efforts for carrying out the historic cause of national reunification. This reflected his noble love for the nation and will for reunification based on the responsibility for the destiny and prospect of the country and the nation.
    His patriotic will to surely realize the lifelong desire of the Generalissimos is also manifested in edifices built in the DPRK. When visiting the Pyongyang Folklore Park before its operation, he said that a miniature of Panmunjom, symbolic of the national division, should be made at the Park so as to make its visitors harden their resolve to reunify the country at any cost.
    In his New Year Address, Kim Jong Un called for bringing a fresh progress in the national reunification movement, true to the behests of the Generalissimos, this year marking the 20th anniversary of Kim Il Sung's last signature on a historic document concerning the country's reunification.
    In response to this call, the DPRK advanced important proposals for improving the north-south relations by united efforts of the Koreans and sent an open letter to the authorities, political parties, social organizations and people of various circles in south Korea.
    Now the Korean people are filled with confidence in the reunification of the country as they have Kim Jong Un as the sun of the nation and the lodestar of national reunification. -0-

Monday, 17 March 2014

ASSPUK ,JISGE and UK KFA on the 40th anniversary of the abolition of taxation in the DPRK


London 18th of March Juche 103(2014)
           The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK, the Juche Idea Study Group of England and the UK Korean Friendship Association  today issued a statement on the 40th anniversary of the complete abolition of taxation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on the 21st of March.

   The Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK on the 21st of March 1974 passed the law on the Complete Abolition of Taxation  thus the DPRK became the first state in the world without taxation , a truly remarkable feat. Since that day the people of the DPRK have been free from income tax and local taxation but at the same time have enjoyed free health , free education and low cost housing . Today young and middle aged Korean people do not understand the meaning of the word "tax"  !

                           After the liberation of Korea from Japan  on August 15 1945) the predatory  tax system of the Japanese imperialists was abolished and a popular and democratic tax system was established in the DPRK, thus putting an end to over 50 kinds of miscellaneous taxes and turning the taxation into a single one.
In 1955 the government of the country again cut the income tax of the workers and office employees by 30 percent, sharply reduced the tax burden of the handicraft workers, entrepreneurs and merchants and decreased the agricultural tax in kind from 25 percent of the grain output to 20.1 percent on an average. From 1959 it reduced the agricultural tax in kind to 8.4 percent.
                       The agricultural tax in kind, which had been instituted right after the liberation, was eliminated in the period from 1964 to 1966 for good in accordance with "Theses on the Socialist Rural Question in Our Country" authored by President Kim Il Sung.
        As a result there remained in the country only the income tax of the working people and the negligible local autonomy tax. The tax paid by the population amounted to two percent or less in the revenue of the state budget.   Thus abolishing taxation became the order of the day . As the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung said
" To abolish the tax system is a revolution to free the working people from these vestiges and a great change to meet the centuries-old desire of the people.
The system of taxation which came into being with the emergence of the state, has been used in a class society for thousands of years as a means of preserving the ruling machine of the governing classes and plundering the working people."

                Taxation  for centuries had been a great burden for the working people with people cursing taxation . There is an old saying that in there only only two certainties -death and taxes . In the capitalist countries  today taxation is a very big problem .  In recent years under austerity polices taxation has increased in several capitalist countries but at the same time public services have been cut . Many workers in the UK have to pay a big percentage of their pay in tax and national insurance , on top of that there is 20% VAT  and council tax which rob people of their money . Abolishing taxation in the DPRK was a master stroke which improved people's living standards . At the same time thanks to increasing socialist production  in the DPRK public spending has increased many times over. This is a miracle . The DPRK is a real paradise for the working people thanks to the Juche idea , the advanced socialist system and the people centred policies of great generalissimo's Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il which are today carried forward by dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un under the banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism .

News Analyst on U.S. Smear Campaign over Human Rights

Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- Some days ago, the U.S. ambassador to south Korea said that "the human rights situation in north Korea is deplorable." And he called for tightened sanctions on the DPRK, saying that what U.S. Secretary of State Kerry termed the DPRK to slander it is not so excessive expression.
    It is not an eye-opener that an ambassador of the U.S. talked about "evil", in the wake of Kerry and Bush, incarnations of evil.
    Such slanders only show how the U.S. administration is worrying itself about the human rights issues in its country.
    The U.S. is the world's worst human rights abuser, as unanimously mentioned by the world people over its recent "report on human rights situation in the world".
    The human rights records in the U.S. have already reached the bottom in all items it raised in the "report" to accuse other countries for no ground. So to speak, if the names of nearly 200 countries and regions, accused in the "report", are replaced with the name of the U.S. this will precisely show the human rights situation in the U.S. In actuality, its human rights situation is more serious.
    But the U.S. ambassador to south Korea dared to slander other country over the human rights issue.
    If he had told correctly about what he saw and heard while staying in south Korea as an ambassador, he might have been called a person of somewhat prudence. But, he has kept mum about facts -- ceaseless assaults by GIs, a faked-up spy case based on false documents of a third country, and abduction of DPRK citizens that happened in south Korea after he took office as an ambassador -- to say nothing of the happenings witnessed by him in the past ten-odd years of engagement in the Korean Peninsula issue.
    It is clear that the U.S. is behind such human rights abuses and the ambassador representing the U.S. interests is directly involved in those cases.
    There is a saying that curses, like chickens, come home to roost. The U.S. accusations against other countries will only put itself to shame.
    It had better improve its ugly image as the worst human rights violator, before anything else. -0-

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Kim Jong Un Guides Enlarged Meeting of CMC of WPK

  Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- An enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea was held under the guidance of
Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the WPK, chairman of the CMC of the WPK, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army.
    Present there were members of the CMC of the WPK, executive members of the party committee of the KPA and commanding officers of the services and corps-level units of the KPA.
    The meeting discussed issues arising in more thoroughly establishing the monolithic leadership system of the party in the whole army, bolstering up the combat readiness and capabilities of the KPA in every way and decisively improving the living of the service personnel as required by the prevailing situation and the developing revolution and important matters arising in increasing the defense capability of the country.
    It discussed an organizational issue.
    Kim Jong Un analyzed and reviewed the work of the People's Army last year and set forth the important tasks to be carried out by it this year and ways to do so.
    The meeting held in the stirring period when all the service personnel and people of the DPRK are raising a strong wind of leap forward in all fields for building a thriving nation full of confidence in victory will mark an important occasion in further strengthening the KPA as an invincible revolutionary Paektusan army and firmly protecting the country's security and sovereignty under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Un. -0-

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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Munsu Rehabilitation Clinic

The Munsu Rehabilitation Clinic sprang up on the bank of the picturesque Taedong River along with the Munsu Water Park.
The clinic consists of nerve and orthopaedic function rehabilitation treatment and other sections and rooms.
The nerve function rehabilitation treatment rooms are equipped with various apparatuses to rehabilitate nerve function and motor function.
They are divided into physical exercise treatment room, children’s treatment room, everyday life action treatment room and working treatment room.
The orthopaedic function rehabilitation treatment rooms are equipped with apparatuses for the patients of articular diseases to harden their muscles in the whole or in the part.
The second floor is provided with exercise treatment rooms of the heart function rehabilitation treatment section, mass movement cure room, traditional Koryo treatment section and physical treatment section.
The excellent medical service conditions and environment of the clinic enables the visitors to enjoy the benefits of the superior free medical care system of the DPR Korea.
The physical treatment is fitted with two large water tanks for treatment, a water tank for treatment of children and individual treatment water tanks, supplementary devices for the convenience of patients and saunas.
The clinic serves ordinary working people.
Through the windows of sick rooms one can see visitors to Munsu Water Park enjoy a good relaxation.
This peculiar scenery can be enjoyed only in the sick rooms of the Munsu Rehabilitation Clinic.
Since its opening, many people visit the clinic and rehabilitate their health under the scientific guidance of doctors.
The Munsu Rehabilitation Clinic is another structure showing the superior health system of the DPR Korea.

Jong Il Peak

Mt. Paektu has been called an ancestral mountain from the olden times. It is the birthplace of leader Kim Jong Il, the great leader of the Korean people.
He was born at Paektusan Secret Camp in Sobaeksu Valley of Samjiyon County, Ryanggang Province on February 16, Juche 31(1942).
Preserved there are the old home of leader Kim Jong Il with historic relics.
Behind the old home there is soaring a high peak over 1 790 meters above sea level. That is called Jong Il Peak after leader Kim Jong Il.
On the peak there are three slabs of white granite engraved with the red letters of “Jong Il Pong”.
The slab engraved with the letter “Jong” is in the shape of Janggun Peak of Mt. Paektu which means that leader Kim Jong Il was born on Mt. Paektu and grew amid the gun report of the anti-Japanese war.
The slab engraved with the letter “Il” is in the shape of a large looking glass, square and flat which reflects the mind of the Korean people to hold leader Kim Jong Il in high esteem.
The slab bearing the letter “Pong” is in the shape of floral basket which portrays the best wishes for leader Kim Jong Il.
On the peak there grow about 300 species of plants including over 10 species of tall trees and 40 species of shrubs.
Jong Il Peak is all the more conspicuous for its natural environment and vegetation.