Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- An enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea was held under the guidance of
The meeting analyzed and reviewed the revolutionary measures taken by the WPK and the DPRK government under the most dangerous situation which reached the brink of war, successes, experience and lessons drawn from the course of implementing them. On the basis of them, it discussed important strategic tasks to bolster up the national defence capability as firm as iron wall.
The meeting also discussed measures for recovering from the flooding which hit Rason City and dismissed some members of the WPK Central Military Commission and appointed new ones and dealt with an organizational matter.
Informing its participants of details of the recent crisis,
He said that under the touch-and-go situation the WPK displayed its correct leadership art by steering the whole country, all the people and the service personnel and made resolute decisions and set forth strategic policies for putting the difficult situation under control.
All the people turned out as human bullets and bombs to defend the revolution and the front and rear and the service personnel and people single-mindedly came out in the courageous actions to protect the country, he said, adding that the might of the whole state and all-people unity was something unprecedented. We protected the dignity and sovereignty of the country, the gains of the revolution and the happiness of the people by our own efforts amid the tempest of the history without anybody's support and sympathy, he noted.
He said that this time the DPRK proposed the north-south high-level urgent contact on its own initiative and put under control the situation which inched close to an armed conflict, thereby clearing the dark clouds of war that hung over the Korean nation and defended peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
The joint press release published at the contact provided a crucial landmark occasion of defusing the acute military tension and putting the catastrophic inter-Korean relations on the track of reconciliation and trust.
He said that the DPRK's sovereignty and fundamental interests can never be bartered for anything and dialogue and peaceful climate contrary to them are meaningless.
Noting that peace restored under the situation that reached the brink of a war was by no means something achieved on the negotiating table but thanks to the tremendous military muscle with the nuclear deterrent for self-defence built by the great party as a pivot and matchless ranks single-mindedly united around the party, he emphasized that the armed forces of Songun and the single-minded unity that have grown stronger amid the tempest of the times always serve as an essential guarantee for defending peace on the peninsula.
Underscoring once again the need to channel top priority efforts into bolstering up the military capability for national defence, he specified strategic tasks and ways for doing so.
Informing the meeting in detail of the flood which hit Rason City recently, he issued an order of the supreme commander of the KPA to it to undertake the work for recovering from it and complete it before the anniversary of the founding of the party and organized a command for the campaign. -0-