Monday, 24 April 2017

Are You Good at Dancing to Tune of Others: Jong Phil


Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- The following is the full text of "Are you good at dancing to the tune of others", a commentary written by Jong Phil Friday:
Not a single word about the U.S. act of pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula to the brink of a war after introducing hugest-ever strategic assets into the waters off the Korean peninsula is made but such rhetoric as "necessary step" and "reaction at decisive level" is openly heard from a country around the DPRK to intimidate it over its measures for self-defence.
Particularly, the country is talking rubbish that the DPRK has to reconsider the importance of relations with it and that it can help preserve security of the DPRK and offer necessary support and aid for its economic prosperity, claiming the latter will not be able to survive the strict "economic sanctions" by someone.
Its official media claimed on April 18 that the DPRK's pursuance of nuclear and missile program made the U.S., which had been its rival in the past, its supporter now. Then question is what the DPRK should call that country and how the DPRK should deal with it in the future.
The DPRK's nuclear deterrence for self-defence, its army and people built by tightening their belts to defend the sovereignty and right to existence of the nation, is by no means a bargaining chip for getting something.
The DPRK has been so far exposed to economic sanctions but it has kept to the path of justice chosen by it with its own efforts.
The present world ruled by the jungle law makes the DPRK realize once again the iron truth that there is nothing but its own strength to rely on and that self-reliance and self-development are the only way out.
If the country keeps applying economic sanctions on the DPRK while dancing to the tune of someone after misjudging the will of the DPRK, it may be applauded by the enemies of the DPRK but it should get itself ready to face the catastrophic consequences in the relations with the DPRK.
The DPRK will defend its dignity and build a paradise for the people with its own efforts, rallied close around the respected Supreme Leader. -0-

Peach and Mango


President Kim Il Sung met the party delegation of the country in Africa who came to Pyongyang to learn the experiences of construction for the party on one day of May, Juche82 (1993).
The leader of the delegation asked President Kim Il Sung how ideally to build the party.
Watching round the room he said that he took the peach on the board of the table and then he said the party ought to firmly build like it.
Seeing the surprised the leader of the delegation he told when we formed the single-hearted unity of the leader, the party and the masses we could carry out our revolution without fail, when we talked about the peach the flesh of it was like the masses, the seed of it was like the party and the almond of seed was like the leader.
Wonderfully surprising at his instruction he understood at once.
Just a moment, the President said there would never be the unity which was empty like a mango.
He was hesitated to stand from his seat as President Kim Il Sung knew inside of his mind thinking about the mango.
The peach had a seed and a mango had no a seed.
The leader who impressed and had a deep truth of the construction of the party from President Kim Il Sung’s few words while he was thinking difficult of the party, firmly determined he would build the party like a peach.

Natural History Museum



The Natural History Museum was newly built at the foot of picturesque Mt. Taesong in Pyongyang in July Juche 105 (2016).
A total floor space of the museum is over 35 000 sq metres and its mark is a dinosaur.
The museum is designed in an intuitive and plastic and artistic way that visitors can see the evolution process of the nature.
In the show-rooms and a planetarium of Outer Space Hall one could feel flying in an earth satellite, feels as if he lives in ancient times of dinosaur era in a dinosaur park of Paleozoic Hall and in the animal and plant halls he could see all the fauna and flora on the earth.
Those halls are all well-arranged on the principle of scientific accuracy, practicality and kind service.
Anyone would be unaware of the passage of time while looking round the fascinating world of nature.
An e-library and sci-tech learning space in the museum are used as an educational centre for giving wide-ranging knowledge about nature.
The museum which includes all fields of natural world such as space, paleontology, animal and plant provides people with mass educational and science research and dissemination base as well as another peculiar education and leisure complex.

April Spring Art Friendship Festival


April Spring Art Friendship Festival is regularly performed in Pyongyang, the Capital of the DPRK, celebrating the Day of the Sun when President Kim Il Sung was born.
The festival firstly opened in April Juche 71(1982) celebrating 70th anniversary for the birthday of the great leader contributes to consolidate friendship and unity of the artists in several countries, strengthens the cultural exchanges and is on the purpose to commonly develop arts of mankind.
April Spring Friendship Festival is the grand art festival that has all sectors of stage art such as singing, instrument music, dance and circus.
A lot of talent artists including the famous art organizations and International concours winners attend in this festival.
The performances of countries units and species following the artistic organizations and performances are displayed and the general performance, celebrating one and the opening and closing ceremony are significantly performed.
On the jury by the Committee of Festival Judgement and opinions of the audience the diplomas, cups, wining prizes and souvenirs are delivered to the excellent units and artisans.
Now, April Spring Friendship Festival is concerned by a lot of people because it is developed as the special and authorized performance in its sizes, contents and processes.
The participants of this festival are realized the reality of the DPRK on visiting and touring the many sites.
The 30th April Spring Friendship Festival was held in April Juche 105(2016).
The artisans participated in the festival decorated colorfully the festival stage with Korean songs of admiration for President Kim Il Sung and Chairman   Kim Jong Il and respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, with the dances and the various themes of artistic ones that showed the national emotion and optimism and with the world famous songs.
It also contributes to the development for literatures and arts of mankind and the construction of national cultures as the important occasion of sharing the experiences each other and helping the deep and wide knowledge of the different, noble and characteristic national arts of several countries.
The song of independence, peace and friendship will be highly resounded in the future.

Graceful and beautiful national costume- Korean chima and jogori


Graceful and beautiful national costume- Korean chima and jogori

Korean chima and jogori are excellent cultural heritages of the Korean nation who are proud of the time-honored history of 5 000 years and brilliant culture.
Korean chima and jogori are graceful and beautiful national costumes in their forms and structures.
They are composed of collar, collar-strip, shoulder line, the skirt, the armhole line, breast tie and others.
From the olden times, it has been said that the Korean chima and jogori have their charm of “sangbakhahu” in their external characteristics which means that small and short jogori, in contrast to long and wide chima gives glamorous feeling, thus making themselves sit very well on Korean women.
Despite the big difference in lengths of chima and jogori, they give harmonious and well-balanced feeling. That is because the two wide sleeves, forming curved lines and two long breast ties complement the area and weight of jogori.
One of the important external characteristics of chima and jogori is that contrary to the suit which highlights the shape of the body, they promote the outlines of clothes and emphasize the affluent and slim natural beauty in perfect harmony of the collar line, collar-strip line and breast tie line with the outlines.
Korean chima and jogori feature the unique beauty of the Korean national costume thanks to the color decorations depending on different seasons.
The Korean women are fond of sound, vivid, pure and soft beauty from the olden times. In spring, they liked to wear chima and jogori of light and bright colors such as light pink, grass green, light purple and yellow to go well with the natural environment in which sprouts come to life and go green. In hot summer, they enjoyed chima and jogori of white and light blue that give cool feeling and chose colors that give fresh feelings as those of bellflowers and wild asters or rich colors as yellowish brown or red in autumn when all the kinds of cereals and fruits come to maturity.
In cold winter, they usually wore chima and jogori of thick and mild colors that give warm feelings.
Due to such unique styles and color decorations, the Korean chima and jogori are symbolic Korean national costumes depicting the emotions, hobbies and charms of the Korean nation who love the simplicity, elegance and neatness.

Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League

Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League

Today Korean youth regard calling the title of the youth league named after President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il as their great honor and pride.
The past 70 odd-years of the youth league is the brilliant victorious history of the original idea of attaching importance to youth of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il and wise leadership and embroidery of the ardent loyalty and the patriotic dedication of the Korean youth who uphold the Party, leader, fatherland and people.  
Under the suggestion and leadership of President Kim Il Sung the Democratic Youth League of North Korea was founded in Pyongyang on January 17 Juche 35(1946) and renamed the League of Socialist Working Youth of Korea.
Chairman Kim Jong Il strengthened and developed the youth league into Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League in January Juche 85(1996) to open up a golden age of the Korean youth movement.
Korea demonstrated grandeur of the peerless youth power to the whole world thanks to the noble idea of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il who regard loving the youth and attaching importance to youth as the most important national priority.
In reflection of the unanimous will and wish of all young people, respected  Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un saw to it that the youth league was renamed as Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League on August 28 Juche105(2016).
  Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League is unique mass political organization and ideological education body led by the Workers’ Party of Korea.
The fundamental principal of Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League in its league buiding and activity is to support the idea and leadership of the Party loyally regarding it as their lifeblood.
Naming the youth league after great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in the Ninth Congress of Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League is a great event that has made unshakable groundwork in developing the league into that of great leaders.
All young people of the DPRK have developed into a large, matchless contingent and creators of the heroic youth myth representing the era by the WPK’s policy of love for youth that set them up as the successors to the revolution and the vital one of the society.
In Kim Jong Un era when the golden age of the Juche-oriented youth movement is ushered, Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League, demonstrating its might as advance force and wing of the Party will complete the revolutionary cause of Juche under the leadership of the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

Korean Youths Will Wipe out Aggressors: Youth League Spokesman


Pyongyang, April 23 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Central Committee of the Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League in a statement Sunday declared the will of the Korean youths to resolutely and mercilessly wipe out the U.S. imperialists and south Korean puppet warmongers.
Upon hearing the news that the U.S. imperialists and south Korean puppet group of traitors are making desperate efforts to hurt the dignity of the DPRK and bring down its socialist system while openly talking about "preemptive attack", five-million youth vanguard of the DPRK are hardening their will to wipe out the enemies with the surging rages at them, the statement said, and went on:
The Paektusan large contingents of young people are now waiting for the final order of the headquarters of the revolution, keeping themselves fully combat-ready to mercilessly wipe out with five million nuclear bombs the group of devils who are trying to bring a nuclear disaster to the inviolable country.
The U.S. imperialists should know that the earth will break if invincible nuclear force and the five million large contingents of young people equipped with nuclear bombs vent their wrath.
If the enemies show a slight provocation, we youth vanguard, detached force of the Supreme Commander and unit of stalwart fighters for accomplishing the cause of the Juche revolution, will liberate south Korea at a go and wipe out all the strongholds of the empire of evils beyond the Pacific, like a charge of dynamite set off, like lightning and storm of Mt Paektu in the van of the confrontation with the U.S. and the sacred war for national reunification.
The world will clearly witness how the Paektusan large contingents of young people will annihilate all aggressors and provokers on the earth and display fireworks of the final victory. -0-

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Incessant Resistance



An anti-US, anti-fascist popular resistance took place on Cheju Island of south Korea in April of 1948, 69 years ago.

The uprising was mass resistance which demonstrated the indomitable stamina of the south Korean people at the cost of blood not to live as colonial slaves of foreign forces any longer.

After illegally occupying the south Korea in less than a month since its liberation the US ran wild to consolidate the system of their colonial rule over south Korea by installing a "separate government" quite contrary to the desire of all the fellow countrymen. Infuriated by this, the south Korean people waged a fierce anti-US struggle everywhere. The people on Cheju Island stood in the van of the resistance.

They chanted slogans "Early withdrawal of the US troops", "No separate election", "Down with stooges of the US" "Power to the people's committee!", and "Long live Korea's reunification!". The "separate election" in the Cheju Island ended in abject failure by the people's persistent resistance. 

The US killed many innocent people by launching a monstrous scorched-land operation

However, they failed to dampen dauntless mettle of the Cheju islanders.

The April 3 resistance drew a serious lesson that the people cannot live with the US and quislings under the same sky and should fight with them to the last.

More than 2 500 workers gathered from across south Korea to hold a rally outside the Cheju City Office on April 2 to mark the 69th anniversary of the April 3 Popular Uprising.

Speakers asserted that the action for peace and reunification waged by the Cheju islanders 69 years ago is going on.  

The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions would take the lead in the drive for checking the deployment of THAAD, reinstatement of victims of the April 3 resistance and investigation into suppression of the resistance, they noted.   

Noting that the evils has lasted for more than 70 years, as the spirit of the April 3 popular uprising, which was to build an independent unified state, was violated by the US military administration, they called for elimination of the evils.

A resolution, read out at the rally, stressed that they would struggle to remove the pro-Japanese elements and the separatist system, realize peace in the Korean Peninsula and check the moves for deploying THAAD and turning the Cheju Island into a military base.

After the rally, they carried out a demonstration.

On April 1, they mourned the victims of the popular resistance and made a journey to Gangjeong village being reduced into ruins by project of naval base. They made a seminar on the village and conducted other activities. 

Much water has flown under the bridge since the resistance, but the independence, democracy and national reunification which uprisers had aspired after so much have not come true yet.

The south Korean people must build a new independent society and a reunified nation desired by them through a stubborn drive against the US and pro-US conservative elements. 

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DPRK Will Not Rule out Any Option for Peace of Korean Peninsula and Region: KAPPC Spokesman

Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee released a statement Friday in connection with the fact that the situation on the Korean peninsula is getting serious with each passing day due to the U.S. ferocious military threat and nuclear blackmail.
    The Trump administration, which had been examining the package options for the last two months, finally began to show reckless moves after adopting it as its DPRK policy to make "supreme pressure and intervention", the statement said, adding:
    After perpetrating sudden cruise missile attack on Syria, the U.S. described it as a "strong warning" to the DPRK and has introduced massive strategic assets into the Korean peninsula while crying out for independent military counteraction including "preemptive attack on the north".
    U.S. Vice-President Pence during his recent visit to south Korea talked big to dare threaten the DPRK, saying that the DPRK should not misjudge the U.S.' will, the era of "strategic patience" was over and there is an urge to complete the program for nuclear and ballistic missile development.
    The conservative group of south Korea, including puppet acting president Hwang Kyo An, spouted bellicose rubbish that "they would take unbearable punitive measure in case the north makes additional provocation" and "they will make the north change its strategic calculation". They have gone desperate while talking about intensive large-scale joint exercises together with the U.S. nuclear carrier task force.
    Saying the present situation proves that the U.S. and the puppet forces are a kingpin seriously threatening and harassing the peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and the region and that they are war fanatics obsessed with provocation and aggression, the spokesman clarified the following stand:
    As a peace-loving socialist state, the DPRK values and loves peace more than anyone else but is neither afraid of war nor is going to avert it.
    The army and people of the DPRK will not rule out any special option in order to defend peace on the Korean peninsula and the region.
    The U.S. has to understand that it is not only the U.S. that is invested with option, and it should be serious in making the final option at a crucial moment decisive of the destiny of the American empire.
    The army and people of the DPRK will bolster up the nuclear deterrence for justice in every way to foil the U.S. high-handed and arbitrary practices and thus more reliably defend the sovereignty of the country, the right to existence of the nation and the peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the region. -0-

U.S. Muscle-flexing Can Never Browbeat DPRK: Foreign Ministry Spokesman


Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released the following statement on Friday:
The situation on the Korean Peninsula and in the region has reached an extremely dangerous phase due to the mad-cap nuclear war provocations of the U.S. to violate the sovereignty and vital rights of the DPRK at any cost.
Recently, the authorities of the Trump Administration are spouting a load of rubbish calling for browbeating the DPRK by force of arms every day. They are crying out for settling the issue with the help of someone, seeking to bring nuclear aircraft carrier strike groups one after another to the waters off the Korean Peninsula.
Such intimidation and blackmail can never frighten the DPRK.
The invincible revolutionary Paektusan army, closely following the maneuvers of the U.S., is waiting for an order only after rounding off its full preparedness to counter them immediately.
It is an unshakable will of the DPRK to go to the end if the U.S. wants to remain unchanged in its confrontational stance.
The army of the DPRK has already clarified that its heaviest counteractions include a sudden preemptive attack involving maneuvers on the ground, in seas, under waters and in the air and various other methods and the Korean-style tough counter-actions will be promptly taken to cope with the provocations of any forms and levels from the U.S.
The world will clearly witness this time the fact that gone are the days never to return when the U.S. forced its will upon other countries.
The DPRK, a peace-loving socialist state, is setting great store by peace. But it neither fears a war nor wants to avoid it.
The DPRK is a nuclear power capable of countering any option and means of the U.S. and will not avoid any option made by it.
As the DPRK had access to a powerful nuclear deterrent to protect itself from the U.S. nuclear threat, the DPRK will react to a total war with an all-out war, a nuclear war with nuclear strikes of its own style and surely win a victory in the death-defying struggle against the U.S. imperialists

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Snipes at Australian FM's Tongue-lashing against DPRK

  Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA Friday as regards the fact that the foreign minister of Australia malignantly pulled up the DPRK:
    The foreign minister of Australia in a recent radio program spouted a string of rubbish against the DPRK over its entirely just steps for self-defence, claiming that it seriously threatens regional and global peace and she supports the DPRK policy of the U.S. administration that all choices are on the table.
    What she uttered can never be pardoned as it is an act against peace that patronizes and shields the U.S. extreme hostile policy toward the DPRK and nuclear threats and blackmail against it, the root cause of the grave situation prevailing on the Korean Peninsula, and encourages the U.S. to opt for reckless and risky military actions.
    The present government of Australia is blindly and zealously toeing the U.S. line.
    It is hard to expect good words from the foreign minister of such government. But if she is the foreign minister of a country, she should speak with elementary common sense about the essence of the situation.
    It is entirely attributable to the nuclear threat escalated by the U.S. and its anachronistic policy hostile to the DPRK that the situation on the Korean Peninsula is inching close to the brink of war in an evil cycle of increasing tensions.
    If Australia persists in following the U.S. moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK and remains a shock brigade of the U.S. master, this will be a suicidal act of coming within the range of the nuclear strike of the strategic force of the DPRK.
    The Australian foreign minister had better think twice about the consequences to be entailed by her reckless tongue-lashing before flattering the U.S. -0-

U.S. Provocative Option Will Meet Toughest Counteraction of DPRK: KPA General Staff

Pyongyang, April 14 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) issued a statement Friday as regards the extremely dangerous situation prevailing on the Korean peninsula due to the Trump administration's reckless military provocation.
    The Trump administration of the U.S. began to disclose its brigandish nature timed to coincide with Key Resolve and Foal Eagle nuclear war games now under way in across south Korea, the statement said, and went on:
    The DPRK policy shaped by the Trump administration is first to put high-intensity sanctions and pressure together with someone, second to constantly keep tactical nuclear weapons deployed in south Korea and third to launch an independent military action aimed at "beheading operation" against the leadership of the DPRK and "preemptive strike".
    In actuality, the Trump administration, which made a surprise cruise guided missile strike at Syria on April 6, has entered the path of open threat and blackmail against the DPRK, describing it as "a strong warning message" to it.
    The U.S. State secretary, Defense secretary and other officials concerned with security of the U.S. are openly crying out more often than not for launching an independent military action against the DPRK.
    Under the prevailing situation where the Trump administration's serious military hysteria has reached a dangerous phase which can no longer be overlooked, the KPA General Staff re-clarifies its principled stand as follows upon authorization:
    1. All the brigandish provocative moves of the U.S. in the political, economic and military fields pursuant to its hostile policy toward the DPRK will thoroughly be foiled through the toughest counteraction of the army and people of the DPRK.
    Our toughest counteraction against the U.S. and its vassal forces will be taken in such a merciless manner as not to allow the aggressors to survive.
    Under the prevailing grave situation, the U.S. has to come to its senses and make a proper option for the solution of the problem.
    The army and people of the DPRK will as ever courageously counter those who encroach upon the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK and will always mercilessly foil all the provocative options of the U.S. with Korean-style toughest counteraction. -0-

Saturday, 8 April 2017

U.S. Missile Attack on Syria Unpardonable: Spokesman of DPRK FM

  Pyongyang, April 8 (KCNA) -- The Trump administration on April 7 mounted a massive missile attack on an air force base of the Syrian government army under the pretext that it killed civilians by using chemical weapons.
    A spokesman of the DPRK Foreign Ministry in a statement issued on April 8 termed this absolutely unpardonable as it was an undisguised act of aggression against a sovereign state.
    The world clearly witnessed through the recent U.S. military attack on Syria who is disturbing peace, the statement noted, and went on:
    The successive U.S. administrations have perpetrated strikes at those countries which do not have nukes only, styling themselves a superpower and the same is true of the Trump administration.
    Some forces are loud-mouthed that the recent U.S. military attack on Syria is on action of warning us but we are not frightened by it.
    What happened in Syria once again taught a bitter lesson that no one should have an illusion about the imperialists and one can defend oneself from the imperialist aggression only when one has one's strength.
    Our tremendous military muscle with a nuclear force as its pivot serves as a treasured sword of justice capable of foiling the U.S. shameless high-handed and arbitrary practices and aggressive moves and protecting the sovereignty of the country and the right of the nation to existence.
    The reality today goes to prove that any aggression should be countered with force only and we were entirely just when we have a bolstered our nuclear force remarkably.
    We will bolster up in every way our capability for self-defence to cope with the U.S. evermore reckless moves for a war and defend ourselves with our own force. -0-

KCNA Commentary on Impudent Remarks of U.S. Representative at UN

Pyongyang, April 8 (KCNA) -- The group of Yankees has gone so impudent as to turn white to black enough to stun the world.
    The U.S. representative at UN recently said the negotiations on the convention on banning nuclear weapons are unrealistic due to "nuclear threat from north Korea".
    Pointing out the DPRK as a pretext for its absence at the UN conference on the negotiations, she said that no one would believe north Korea would agree on banning nuclear weapons and that it is not reasonable to assert that people can be protected by way of not allowing countries like the U.S. working hard for peace and security the access to nuclear weapons but by allowing bad parties the access.
    This is impudent and gangster-like sophism and just a revelation of the sinister intention to cover up the hideous crime of the U.S. which is the only country in the world that used nuclear weapons and has caused worldwide nuclear arms race through nuclear threat and blackmail.
    To look back on the history of the development of nuclear weapons, big powers like the U.S. spearheaded international conventions on nuclear weapons and were present or absent at the meetings regarding them in their own interests for the purpose of banning non nuclear states from having access to nuclear weapons.
    It is quite natural that the DPRK did not take part in the UN conference on negotiating the ban on nuclear weapons which premised on dismantlement of nuclear weapons as it towered as the nuclear power in the East to cope with the U.S. hideous nuclear threat that has lasted for decades.
    To realize its ambition for world domination, the U.S. did not hesitate to inflict nuclear holocaust on humankind, and mocked at international treaties on nuclear disarmament and connived, overlooked and defended the development of nuclear weapons by its cat's paw nations. The U.S. is, indeed, the kingpin of nuclear proliferation.
    The U.S., which trumpeted about building a "world without nuclear weapons" more loudly than others, is now openly calling for "bolstering nuclear force to maintain an unchallenged edge in military capability" while complaining that "the U.S. nuclear force is left behind other country's".
    Even at the moment it is invariably carrying on nuclear weapons modernization requiring 1 trillion USD that had been pushed forward since the preceding administration under the motto of "peace by strength". It openly calls for abolishing the nuclear disarmament treaties with other nuclear powers.
    Such a ferocious nuclear monster is faulting the nuclear force of the DPRK, the direct product of its nuclear blackmail. This is the height of absurdity and impudence.
    The U.S. has to clearly understand the invariable stand of the DPRK that as long as there exists a nuclear weapons state hostile toward the DPRK, the security of the nation and the peace of the Korean peninsula can be protected only by dint of dependable nuclear deterrence.
    The more viciously the U.S. and its vassal forces pose nuclear threat and blackmail, the more strongly the DPRK will bolster the military capabilities for self-defence and preemptive attack with the nuclear force as a pivot. -0-

KCNA Commentary Snipes at German FM's Reckless Tongue-lashing


Pyongyang, April 8 (KCNA) -- The German foreign minister at a home press interview on Wednesday hurled mud at the DPRK, according to media reports.
Crying out for tightening sanctions against the DPRK as it refuses to comply with the "resolutions" of the UN Security Council, the foreign minister let out a string of rubbish that the misanthropic Pyongyang regime is suppressing north Korean citizens in the cruelest manner and the irresponsible politics of Pyongyang goes against international law to threaten peace and security of the world beyond region.
Such outbursts are not suitable for the foreign minister of a country. It seems that the German foreign minister is so ignorant of the DPRK that he was utterly reckless with his words.
If the foreign minister of a country wants to speak about other country, he should have at least elementary knowledge about that country in order not to be seized with prejudice in his comment.
The socialist system in the DPRK is the most advantageous system in the world which regards human beings as the most valuable existence and makes everything serve the popular masses.
The DPRK regards the improvement of the standard of people's living as the supreme principle of its state activities. It is the consistent political mode of its party and state to devotedly serve the people.
The people in the DPRK are free from taxes, doctor's fee and tuition and there are no jobless people in the DPRK. Such fact is something unbelievable in the West plagued by false propaganda against the DPRK.
Everyone remembers that the "misanthropic regime" touted by the German foreign minister once existed in Germany.
His call for slapping harsher sanctions by following the U.S. moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK cannot be construed otherwise than a paradox calling for threatening the existence and life of the Korean people.
He seemed to echo outbursts of the U.S. conservative politicians without his own objective and fair-minded understanding and view. Such behavior is not suitable for his position as the foreign minister of a European power.
He had better see for himself what is going on in the world through a foreign tour, not revealing his ignorance through his reckless tongue-lashing. -0-

Friday, 7 April 2017

Throwing overboard Park and Conservative Group of S. Korea Urged

    Pyongyang, April 7 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the DPRK Measure Council for Human Rights in South Korea released a statement Friday in connection with the mounting struggle of the south Korean people of all social standings demanding a probe into the truth behind the hideous ferry Sewol tragedy and the punishment of its chief culprits on the occasion of the salvage of the ferry.
    The statement said that the struggle is an eruption of the pent-up curse and indignation at Park Geun Hye and the group of conservatives who go impudent without making apology and repentance of the hideous disaster they caused through unprecedented unpopular rule.
    Those inside the sinking ship met deaths en masse, a tragic murder entirely attributable to the Park Geun Hye group, the statement said, and went on:
    Cold-blooded Park and the group of conservatives caused the ferry disaster and made whole south Korea a sinking ship. This hideous crime can never be covered up.
    Park was ousted from Chongwadae and thrown into prison, being punished by history and the people. But she is grinding her teeth of revenge, while prolonging her despicable remaining days. And the group of conservatives, her accomplices, are deceiving and mocking at the public through all sorts of tricks and impudence in a bid to bring about the second Park Geun Hye regime.
    The ousting and detention of Park are just the first step toward the new life and new society in south Korea.
    The south Koreans from all walks of life have to make thorough-going probe into the truth behind the ferry Sewol disaster and severely punish those responsible to achieve the genuine life and dignity of the people and thus have the towering grudge of hundreds of schoolchildren, who had been buried at sea alive, settled and throw overboard without fail the group of traitors together with Park Geun Hye. -0-

Report of Meeting of the ASSPUK,JISGE and UK KFA to mark the Day of the Sun and 85th Anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army

                              


The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK , the Juche Idea Study Group of England and the UK Korean Friendship Association held a successful meeting on the 1st of April in central London to celebrate the Day of the Sun , the 105th anniversary of the birth off the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG and the 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army.It was attended by members of the ASSPUK,JISGE and UK KFA , members of the New Communist Party including general secretary Andy Brooks and members of the Central Committee. The meeting was honoured by the presence of representatives of the DPRK Embassy in London .
  Dr Dermot Hudson opened the meeting saying that the Day of the Sun and the 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army were keynote anniversaries of the DPRK celebrated by the world people . It is important to celebrate these anniversaries to demonstrate our total solidarity with People's Korea and the Juche Idea. Dr Hudson read out messages of greetings from KFA Spain, KFA USA and the KFA Switzerland and the Swiss Juche Idea Study Group to the meeting. Dr Hudson read out the contribution of David Munoz De Castro UK KFA Organisation which read in part "The Day of the Sun, anniversary of the birth of the Great Leader, President Kim Il Sung is not only celebrated by the Korean people, but also celebrated by the communists and progressive people around the world. The great leader was undoubtedly the greatest example of ideal and humanity in uniting an entire people in their struggle for independence and socialism. The Great Leader faced from the very young age the problem of misery and slavery of Korea by the Japanese imperialism and the division and lack of struggle of the Korean people." 
 Comrade Kim Song Gi , Minister Counsellor of the DPRK Embassy in London addressed the meeting . He said that the DPRK is firmly based on the revolutionary traditions of Mt Paektu started by the great leader President KIM IL SUNG . Now the Korean people are successfully implementing the twin line of developing the economy and nuclear force in parallel under the wise leadership of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN. 
 Dr Dermot Hudson made the keynote address on the occasion of the 105th anniversary of the birth of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG he said that " The achievements of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung are so great and so numerous that it is impossible to list them within a single article or even a book or indeed many books. I will just list a few of his achievements, creation of the Juche idea, his role as a great outstanding military commander and the building of independent Juche-based socialism. I think these three areas actually constitute a solid core of comrade Kim Il Sung's life and work but of course there are others. The Juche idea authored by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung is now known throughout the world. Seminars on it take place all over the world from Lima to London ,from Maputo to Moscow. It is an idea that fully embodies the hopes and aspirations of the world people for independence, to live as masters of their own fate. It inspires the oppressed and toiling masses everywhere. It is an idea which is both simple and complex...Socialist Korea is the greatest and durable legacy bequeathed by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung. Lets us study more deeply the achievements of People's Korea, the Juche idea and the revolutionary activities and life of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung.GLORY TO THE ETERNAL MEMORY OF THE GREAT LEADER COMRADE KIM IL SUNG ! "
  Andy Brooks general secretary of the New Communist Party spoke fondly of his recollection of meeting the great leader President KIM IL SUNG in 1990 and spoke of the achievements of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG in liberating Korea from Japanese rule and building socialism.     
   Alexander Meads KFA UK Commissar spoke about the anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG had said that the KPA was founded as the Juche-orientated revolutionary armed force based on the Juche -oriented revolutionary military idea of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG. President KIM IL SUNG set forth the idea that soldiers determine the outcome of war not weapons . The KPA is an internationalist army that gave assistance to the fighting people of Vietnam by sending 200 pilots and also to Egypt and Zimbabwe . The KPA is now equipped with its own nuclear deterrent. Dr Hudson said that the election of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL as chairman of the National Defence Commission 24 years was a reflection of the deep trust in the Korean people for him and the conferment of the title of Generalissimo on the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG 25 years was a reflection of his work in leading the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK . 
   Referring to the 5th anniversary of the election of the dear respected leader Marshal KIM JONG UN as supreme leader of the DPRK Dr Hudson said " Dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un has brilliantly followed in the footsteps of the great leaders generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and sticks to the line of independence, Songun and socialism. Under the Songun revolutionary leadership of the dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un , the supreme leader of the DPRK the Korean people under the great red banner of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism will finally defeat the US imperialists and reunify Korea !" "
   Participants in the meeting denounced US war moves against the DPRK and praised the Songun policy. Speakers denounced the US for threatening a pre-emptive strike on the DPRK but pointed out that this would lead to the ruin of the US. A letter to the dear respected leader Marshal KIM JONG UN was adopted. A resolution upholding the expulsion of anti-KFA traitor Daniel Braggins was approved by the meeting. An exhibition of works of the great leaders comrade KIM IL SUNG , KIM JONG IL and respected Marshal KIM JONG UN plus publications of the JISGE, UK KFA and ASSPUK was held. Refreshments were served. Meeting concluded at 5pm

UK KFA PICKET OF THE MALAYSIAN EMBASSY 23.03.2017

                 



The UK Korean Friendship Association together with the Juche Idea Study Group of England and Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK picketed the Malaysian Embassy in Belgrave Square to demand an end to the hostile actions agains the DPRK by Malaysia . The picket was attended by members of the UK ASSPUK and JISGE . Also in attendance was the general secretary of the New Communist Party Andy Brooks . The following statement was made outside the embassy by the picket; The facts are that a DPRK citizen Mr Kim Chol died in Malaysia on the 13th of February and the Malaysian authorities said that this was due to a heart attack. Subsequently the Malaysian authorities in violation of international law · Carried out an autopsy without the permission of the DPRK and without the presence of the DPRK side . · Refused a request for a joint investigation · Refused to hand over the remains of the dead DPRK citizen · Spread false accusations and allegations and wrongfully arrested a DPRK citizen Clearly it would be impossible to use VX Nerve agent at the Airport as it would have killed scores of people and rendered the airport unusable for years if not decades. The two women arrested are not from the DPRK and not even ethnic Koreans . Some media suspect that in view of the fact that the women arrested as suspected murderers had visited south Korea several times in the past, it is highly possible that the south Korean authorities let them carry the said substance. We demand that Malaysia returns the remains of the DPRK citizen to the DPRK and ends its campaign of false allegations, lies and slanders against the DPRK. Messages of support from KFA Spain and KFA Switzerland . The message from KFA Switzerland was as follows " The Swiss Korea Committee (KFA Switzerland) sends you militant greetings of solidarity and support of your picket of the Malaysian Embassy in London. The Malaysian authorities play a very bad game at the instigation of the south Korean authorities. The aim of the propaganda campaign about the socalled "killing of a DPRK citizen at Kuala Lumpur Airport" is to tarnish the image of the DPRK. Another goal of this anti-DPRK campaign is the false accusation against the DPRK connecting it with "terrorism". We all know that the DPRK strongly opposes all forms of terrorism, from whom it may come. The "Malaysia affair" helps also the US imperialists in their counterrevoutionary "regime change" plot. The obduction of the deceased DPRK citizen's body by the Malaysian police and investigation authorities is a sinister fake plot. The story about the killing with VX is not only vicious and malignant, but also completely impossible and ridiculous, because the VX poison would have killed all passengers at Kuala Lumpur Airport, what was not the case. No intelligent and honest person can believe such a nonsense. We are in firm solidarity with the DPRK's just countermeasures, i.e. declaring the Malaysian ambassador to Pyongyang as a persona non grata. We support also the DPRK's just demand to the Malaysian authorities to send back Kim Chol's body home to his family members and for correct investigation of his death. Shame on the Malaysian authorities! Send back Kim Chol's body to the DPRK! Long live the Workers' Party of Korea! Long live the Democratic People's Republic of Korea! Long live the Korean People's Army! Long life and best health to the dear respected Supreme Leader Marshal Kim Jong Un" From KFA Spain " From the KFA in Spain, we wish to express our total solidarity and give you our full support in this demonstration in front of the Embassy of Malaysia. Recent developments in Kuala Lumpur have left shameful evidence of the Malaysian government's geopolitical position in the international arena, as well as its total lack of independence, pride and value. The Malaysian government has flagrantly lied and committed unlawful acts in the whole process regarding the investigation on the death of a North Korean citizen in its country, when the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has at all times shown its readiness to open a commission of inquiry, rigorous and independent, to resolve this issue. It is clear that the attitude of the Malaysian government is part of an elaborate imperialist plan aimed at discrediting the DPRK, accusing it of actions precisely committed by the imperialists. But imperialism will never succeed! For the liberation and independence of the Peoples, long live the DPRK!" The KFA Banner and DPRK flag were displayed outside the Malaysian Embassy and picketers held up placards which said "Defend People's Korea " and "Malaysia Hands Off the DPRK ".

Speech on the 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army made by Alexander Meads to the Meeting of the ASSPUK and JISGE 01.04.2017



The Korean People's Army is known and admired across the world. It has won many victories in its acute confrontation with the United States. The Korean people’s army has firmly defended socialism and the building of a great, prosperous and powerful nation, since the founding of the DPRK.
The Korean people’s army was founded originally as the Anti Japanese Peoples Guerrilla Army, in 1932, by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung and it developed into the Korean People's Revolutionary Army. Kim II Sung was the founder of the Korean people’s army and was its legendary commander. Kim Il Sung advanced Juche-oriented military ideas, thereby smashing bourgeois military theories, which centre on weaponry. Kim Il Sung’s military ideas are centred on soldiers. He put forward the idea that the masses of soldiers are the most powerful beings. He stressed that soldiers are the decisive factor for victory in war, and that they can emerge victorious against any formidable enemy if they fight with confidence in their strength. By drawing on these ideas, he defeated the one-million-strong Japanese army through a 15-year-long armed struggle and achieved the historic cause of national liberation on August 15, 1945. 
The next military conflict the Korean people’s army fought in was the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War. On the 25th June 1950, in the early hours of the morning, South Korean puppet troops invaded the DPRK. Within three days of the outbreak of war, the People's Army of North Korea had driven back the South Korean invaders and liberated Seoul. The speed of the Korean people’s army’s advance is unparalleled in military history and shows that the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung was a gifted military strategist. The Korean War would drag on until the 27 July 1953, where the US was forced to sign the armistice agreement. The United States was forced to accept that it could not defeat socialist Korea, despite its threats of nuclear war and the use of biological weapons, the Korean people’s army stood steadfast in defending socialism in Korea under the wise and brilliant leadership of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung.
The next major development in the history of the Korean People’s army occurred On February 6, 1963, when Il Sung who was inspecting the frontline on Mt. Taedok set forth the militant slogan, “a-match- for-a-hundred”. The slogan of a-match-for-a-hundred requires that each soldier should be prepared to face a hundred enemies not only in defense but also in attack. The content of the slogan is not just confined to defense; it means that each soldier of the People’s Army should become a match for a hundred in attack as well as in defensive battle.
During the later years of the 1960s US imperialists had been making the situation on the Korean peninsula extremely tense. They caused this to occur by provoking the Panmunjom shooting incident in April 1967 and ordering an intrusion into the DPRK’s territorial waters by the armed spy ship USS Pueblo, in January 1968. In 1969, there were more provocative acts by the US, which included the spy plane, EC-121, entering DPRK territorial air space. This situation caused the Korean peninsula to be on the brink of war.
 Comrade Kim Jong Il, immediately ordered that Korea's revolutionary armed forces were to be strengthened and ensured that the KPA became a strong and powerful army, capable of destroying any imperialist aggressor. The Korean people’s army defeated the imperialistic war moves of the US because it is equipped with the Juche-oriented methods of warfare. These methods were created by Kim II Sung and take into account the topographical features of Korea and the requirements of modern warfare.  
At the end of the last century the Soviet Union and other socialist countries in East Europe collapsed. However, socialist Korea stood firm because it is supported by the Korean people’s army led by supreme commander Kim Jong Il. Under the Songun idea the Korean people’s army defends the Korean revolution and guides socialist construction. Even during the period of the Arduous march, when the imperialist forces were directing sanctions against the DPRK, the Korean people’s army stood firm and increased its combat efficiency.
The order and discipline of the Korean people’s army is admired the world over. The source of the Korean people’s army’s successes is its unparalleled political and ideological might. All the soldiers trust their supreme commander and are firmly rallied behind him. Kim Il Sung created a well-regulated system whereby the entire army moves as one under the supreme commander's direction and all soldiers are prepared to lay down their lives to defend socialism and the supreme commander. The Korean people’s army is at the heart of DPRK society and there is a firm unity between the army and the people. The Korean people’s army believes that its mission is to serve the people. The people support the soldiers and regard them as revolutionary comrades, who would sacrifice their lives to defend the people centred socialist system.
The DPRK’s large defence industry means that Korean people’s army is one of the best equipped armies on the planet. The Korean people’s army is fully ready for both attack and defence. It possesses the latest equipment, ammunition and has the technological means to fight a modern war in the IT era. The DPRK even has its own independent nuclear deterrent and on January 6, 2016, the DPRK announced it had successfully conducted its first H bomb test.
The KPA is also famous for its internationalism as it has always provided material support to oppressed peoples fighting a war of national liberation against imperialism. One such example is the Vietnam War. In early 1967 the DPRK sent a fighter squadron to North Vietnam to back up the North Vietnamese 921st and 923rd fighter squadrons defending Hanoi. They stayed through 1968 and 200 pilots were reported to have served. In addition, at least two anti-aircraft artillery regiments were sent as well. The DPRK also sent weapons, ammunition and two million sets of uniforms to their comrades in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. However, it is not just in Asia that the KPA has provided comradely support to friendly nations in their struggles against imperialism. In October 1973 the KPA sent 20 pilots and 19 non-combat personnel to Egypt during Yom Kippur War. This unit had four to six encounters with the Israelis and it remained in Egypt until the end of the war. In October 1980, Kim Il-sung and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe signed an agreement for an exchange of soldiers. Following this agreement, 106 North Korean soldiers arrived in Zimbabwe to train a brigade of soldiers that became known as the Fifth Brigade.
History has demonstrated that the KPA has achieved success in the operational, technological, logistical and social areas of conventional warfare. Operational success requires a commander to effectively employ the forces at his disposal. These forces must have modern technologically advanced weapons and a strong logistical capacity which can maintain forces in the operational theatre until victory is achieved. Finally, the people of the belligerent country must be committed and ready for self-denial.  
Only a Songun based revolutionary army operating within a Juche society can successfully achieve these requirements of modern conventional warfare. Only a meritocratic army like the KPA can succeed operationally because its officers are promoted on the basis of talent rather than wealth. This means that the KPA has some of the most talented officers in the world who understand how to fight and win wars against imperialism. This is the opposite of imperialist countries where senior officers are promoted on the basis of class and wealth rather than ability.
The KPA has the logistical capacity to fight modern wars because of President Kim Il Sung’s wise decision to industrialise the DPRK. This has meant that the DPRK is self sufficient in producing weapons. However, logical success has only been achieved through the social mobilisation of the masses.
This social mobilisation refers to the Korean people’s desire to work hard and produce war materials to allow the KPA to defend the DPRK. This desire to defend the DPRK comes from feeling the benefits of a socialist system. Indeed, full social mobilisation can only be fully achieved in a society based on single hearted unity, like the DPRK’s. The DPRK is the only country to fully realise the importance of the mobilising the masses as it believes that people win wars and not weapons. This is the opposite of imperialist countries where the social dimension has been ignored, which creates apathetic soldiers who don’t understand why they are fighting. In the DPRK every soldier knows that he is helping to defend the DPRK and socialism against the hated US imperialist enemy.
Finally, the KPA has shown itself to be extremely competent in producing technologically advanced weapons. This is demonstrated by the vast array of weapons the KPA possesses, including H bombs. The KPA has shown that by pursuing the correct strategy within a Juche based society any imperialist enemy can be defeated.        
The Korean people’s army is a true Juche orientated revolutionary armed force and is the army of the party, the working class and the leader. Under the wise leadership of Marshal Kim Jong Un the Korean people’s army will advance to further victories and will continue to be the central pillar of the revolution. So we Juche idea and Songun idea followers in the UK salute the great achievements of the heroic Korean People's Army under the command of marshal Kim Jong Un on the 85th anniversary of its foundation.




                                                                                       

ASSPUK,JISGE ,UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu Support Memorandum of DPRK Foreign Ministry

  ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
http://www.uk-songun.com/index.php email juche007@yahoo.co.uk 
London 7th  of April Juche 106(2017)
 The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK), the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE) , the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu today issued the following joint statement in support of the Memorandum issued by the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic
People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) on the 6th of April concerning the grave situation created on the Korean peninsula :
  The DPRK Foreign Ministry has issued an extremely detailed Memorandum concerning the grave
situation on the Korean peninsula caused by the increasing US imperialist hostility and provocation towards the independent and sovereign DPRK.  The preamble to the Memorandum reads as follows
"The level of political, military and economic pressure and aggressive schemes of the U.S. against the DPRK is now beyond the danger limit.
    It is without any hesitancy that heinous acts are committed to insult our supreme dignity. "Special operations" aimed at "getting rid of the headquarters of the north" are in an open preparation in the real stage.
    The U.S. is now staging military exercises against the DPRK at our doorstep, mobilizing the largest-ever aggression forces and state-of-the art nuclear striking means. They even threw off the deceptive veil as they said the military exercises were of "defensive nature".
    Not content with this, the U.S. is trying to disturb our socialist construction by imposing the toughest economic sanctions and blockades. Furthermore, it has revealed its open bid to cause economic suffocation against the DPRK.
    The situation on the Korean peninsula has come to the pass where it is no longer in control due to extreme provocative and aggressive war moves conducted by the U.S., which followed the path of getting worse.
    If the war sparks off on the Korean peninsula, there will come up with the issue of accounting for war provocation and postwar follow-up."
  Basically the US imperialists have brought the situation so close to war the issue becomes not one of whether war breaks out but an issue of apportioning the blame for the outbreak of war . The DPRK
Foreign Ministry details the threats made by different US administrations to the DPRK and  clarifies
the warnings given to the US by the DPRK Foreign Ministry , the National Defence Commission
of the DPRK and the General Staff of the KPA. It is a fact that the US designated the DPRK as
target of a pre-emptive nuclear strike some time ago. Moreover the US has piled sanction after sanction on the DPRK . On the 29th of March the US passed three separate sets of sanctions on the
DPRK . Moreover the US has repeatedly talked of  "regime change"  and 'special operations' to
remove the supreme leadership of the DPRK . This basically crosses  different red lines. Thus
the DPRK is compelled to take every option to defend its independence , to defend the socialist system and the supreme leadership.
  The Memorandum clarifies that under international law including the UN charter (article 51)the DPRK hasthe legitimate right of self -defence including pre-emptive attacks to deter aggression. Moreover the Memorandum points out that " The DPRK was founded by the general election involving both the north and south of Korea and by the general will of the entire Korean population. Since the south Korean authorities have flatly rejected the DPRK's proposal to found a reunified federal state leaving the ideologies and systems existing in the north and the south intact, the DPRK's great war of justice would be a fair and righteous exercise of the sovereign right of the state to reclaim the territory occupied by foreign forces, and it can never be condemned as "an act of aggression" on any account". This clarifies the DPRK is the only legitimate state on the Korean
peninsula and is fully entitled to take action to liberate south Korea and reunify Korea.
  The liberation of south Korea and the reunification of Korea will not only satisfy the long held and cherished aspiraiton of the entire Korean people for reunification but will be a tremendous boost to the world revolutionary movement and world progressive peoples . The final end of the reactionary , corrupt, putrid and decadent south Korean puppet regime is to be welcomed.
  Therefore our organisations strongly support the Memorandum of the DPRK Foreign Ministry.
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

ASSPUK,JISGE , UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu on the 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army

 ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
http://www.uk-songun.com/index.php email juche007@yahoo.co.uk 
                                 


 London 7th  of April Juche 106(2017)
 The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK), the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE) , the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu today issued the following joint statement on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army(KPRA) the forerunner of the modern Korean People's Army on the 25th of April.
    We Juche idea-Songun idea followers and friends of People's Korea in the  UK applaud the 85th anniversary of the foundation of the KPA(25 April 1932) at a time when the KPA commanded by the dear respected leader  Marshal Kim Jong Un is defending the achievements of Juche Korea from US imperialist aggression and is standing in acute confrontation with US imperialism. It is the KPA that is the only armed force in the world to have the slogan "Let Us Wipe Out the US imperialist aggressors ,sworn enemy of the Korean people!". This is a most militant anti-imperialist revolutionary slogan that expresses the uncompromising will of the KPA soldiers to settle accounts with US imperialism.
   The foundation of  Anti-Japanese Peoples Guerrilla Army, in 1932, by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung, a gifted military strategist and ever -victorious iron willed brilliant commander, constitutes the bedrock of the Songun revolution .
   The Korean People’s Army, under the wise leadership of the great leader generalissimo Kim Il Sung, took over and carried forward the traditions of the anti Japanese armed struggle. It is based solidly on revolutionary comradeship. Moreover a tradition of army -people unity was created and today flourishes in Songun Korea.
                                         
                                                     
Under the wise leadership of the great generalissimo's  Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il the KPA grew into steel strong ranks each soldier being a match for a hundred enemy soldiers.The KPA inflicted a crushing defeat on the US imperialists in the great Fatherland Liberation War of 1950-1953.The KPA also defeated the US in the ‘Pueblo incident’,'EC121 incident’, ‘Panmunjom incident’ of 1976 and the 1994 helicopter shoot down incident.  
                                                                       
  The KPA became a true Juche orientated revolutionary armed force and is the army of the party,the working class and the leader. New theories of warfare have been created.'Moreover under the leadership of the great leader generalissimo Kim Il Sung the KPA stuck to class and revolutionary principles, the revisionist and opportunist " non class" theories were soundly smashed, The leadership of the party over the armed forces was maintained and enhanced unlike some countries where socialism was frustrated.The KPA is truly an anti-imperialist , anti revisionist army.
   The might of the KPA was further strengthened under the leadership of supreme commander Kim Jong Il ,who practised Songun politics giving priority to the KPA regarding it as the central pillar of the revolution. The KPA under the Songun revolutionary leadership of the great leader the KPA grew stronger in terms of ideology and politics but also materially. It is now equipped with the latest weaponry and has its own independent deterrent force. The KPA under the command of the Songun supreme commander Kim Jong Il and respected general Kim Jong Un smashed the provocations of the south Korean puppets in November 2010 turning Yongphyong island into sea of flames.
 Respected Marshal Kim Jong Un  has implemented the great revolutionary line of building the economy and nuclear force in parallel thereby strengthening the nuclear deterrent force of the KPA
exponentially. Now the DPRK and KPA are the proud possessors of the H bomb. The DPRK nuclear deterrent is a nuclear "Yongil bomb" , a totally self-reliant and Juche-orientated nuclear deterrent.  Great advances have made been in ballistic missile capability including submarine launched ballistic missiles.  
                                                           
                                           
                                     
                     
The KPA which holds tight the arms of Songun has been ever-victorious over a period of eight decades. The KPA , the vanguard force of the Songun revolution, has defeated the imperialists many times, and under the leadership of supreme commander Kim Jong Un will defeat them again.
  The glorious KPA which inherits and continues  the traditions of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army is the guerrilla army of dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un ready to win the  great war for national reunification.                                                                                                    
   Today the destiny of world socialism depends on the rifles of the Korean People's Army headed by respected supreme commander Marshal Kim Jong Un. The DPRK is on the frontline of the struggle between socialism and imperialism. It stands guard over the independence of the DPRK and the people-centred socialism , the authentic socialism. The KPA is ready to liberate south Korea and reunify the whole of Korea. We are convinced that led by dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un the Korean People's Army will win final victory in the showdown with  the aggressive US imperialists.

ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
 UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Memorandum of DPRK Foreign Ministry

 Pyongyang, April 6 (KCNA) -- The Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Thursday released the following memorandum:
    The level of political, military and economic pressure and aggressive schemes of the U.S. against the DPRK is now beyond the danger limit.
    It is without any hesitancy that heinous acts are committed to insult our supreme dignity. "Special operations" aimed at "getting rid of the headquarters of the north" are in an open preparation in the real stage.
    The U.S. is now staging military exercises against the DPRK at our doorstep, mobilizing the largest-ever aggression forces and state-of-the art nuclear striking means. They even threw off the deceptive veil as they said the military exercises were of "defensive nature".
    Not content with this, the U.S. is trying to disturb our socialist construction by imposing the toughest economic sanctions and blockades. Furthermore, it has revealed its open bid to cause economic suffocation against the DPRK.
    The situation on the Korean peninsula has come to the pass where it is no longer in control due to extreme provocative and aggressive war moves conducted by the U.S., which followed the path of getting worse.
    If the war sparks off on the Korean peninsula, there will come up with the issue of accounting for war provocation and postwar follow-up.
    It is against this background that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the DPRK releases this memorandum in order to lay open the gravity and illegality of the aggressive schemes of the U.S. which is now driving the Korean peninsula situation to the thermonuclear war as well as the justness and legality of the inevitable defensive choice of the DPRK to cope with the U.S. schemes.
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    It is more often than not that the DPRK has already warned the grave aggressive acts would be considered as declaration of war whenever the U.S. and its vassal forces committed grave provocations. It also made it clear that the provokers should be held accountable for all the grave consequences arising from them.
    Following examples are telltale evidence of all of them.
    - The Bush administration, after taking its office, declared as its state policy to negate our system by designating the DPRK as an "axis of evil". It even declared openly nuclear war against the DPRK by putting it as a target of preemptive nuclear strike. (2003.1.10 statement of DPRK government)
    - The U.S. is engrossed in mean tricks of smear campaign to tarnish the image of the DPRK system, groundlessly charging it with drug smuggling, counterfeiting of money, suppression of religious freedom, exodus of refugees, human traffic, training of computer hackers and arms sale, etc.
    At the same time, it is hampering the routine service of DPRK-flagged trading vessels under various pretexts. This hostile act is, in fact, little short of sea blockade against the DPRK.
    No matter how desperately the U.S. may try to cover up these moves, they are, in the final analysis, acts of scrapping the Armistice Agreement and a declaration of war. In the long run, it is an act of war. (2003.6.18 statement of the MFA spokesman)
    - The Bush administration was undisguised in its attempt to seek a "regime change" in those countries including the DPRK which stood independent and are not obedient to what it had dictated upon them by means of preemptive strike while labeling them "outposts of tyranny".
    The "National Security Strategy Report" announced this time reveals, in a nutshell, the U.S. intention to start a war to prevent nuclear proliferation, "combat terrorism" and "spread democracy." It is, therefore, nothing but a brigandish document declaring a war as it is an indication that the Bush regime will not rule out even a war to bring down those countries which refuse to follow its ideology and value by branding them as enemies without exception. (2006.3.21 statement of the MFA spokesman)
    - The U.S. has become more frantic in its military exercises and arms build-up on the peninsula and in its vicinity for the purpose of launching the second Korean War since it made a de facto "declaration of war" against the DPRK through the recent brigandish adoption of a UNSC resolution.
    At the same time it is making desperate efforts to internationalize the sanctions and blockade against the DPRK by leaving no dastardly means and methods untried in a foolish attempt to isolate and stifle it economically and bring down the socialist system chosen by its people themselves.
    The Bush administration has gone the length of making ultimatum that it would punish the DPRK if it refuses to yield to the U.S. within the timetable set by it. (2006.10.3 statement of the MFA)
    - The United States instigated the UN Security Council to pass another "resolution" calling for harsh international sanctions and blockade against the DPRK, unreasonably describing its nuclear test for self-defense as a "threat" to international peace and security.
    The UNSC "resolution," needless to say, cannot be construed otherwise than a declaration of a war against the DPRK. (2006.10.17 statement of the MFA spokesman)
    - The United Nations Security Council, at the instigation of the U.S., has finally adopted a "resolution on sanctions" against the DPRK over its second nuclear test.
    An attempted blockade of any kind by the U.S. and its followers will be regarded as an act of war and met with a decisive military response. (2009.6.13 statement of the MFA)
    - Human rights precisely mean the right to independence and the national sovereignty of a relevant country. Therefore, the brigandish "resolution" against the DPRK's genuine human rights means the most undisguised war declaration to infringe upon its sovereignty. (2014.11.23 statement of the DPRK National Defence Commission)
    - The Obama administration, too, excluded the DPRK from the list of the "nuclear non-use" in April of 2010, fully revealing its scenario for mounting a preemptive attack on the DPRK. Through this, it has revealed its open bid to launch a nuclear preemptive strike against the DPRK. It continues even now to profess about it. U.S. has staged large-scale joint military drills every year and made practical preparations for a nuclear attack on the DPRK by mobilizing various types of nuclear hardware to be used in the war.
    The aggressive nature and danger of this exercises lies in the fact that the U.S. threw off the deceptive mask of "annual" and "defensive" it has veiled so far and is examining the "decapitation raid" aiming our supreme headquarter and the tactics of "high-density strike at our strategic strike means in practice and openly committing reckless provocations like "precision strike drill" to destroy the office room of our supreme headquarters--herein lies the aggressive and dangerous character of the co-military exercise.
    There is no country or government in the world which tolerate such challenge of maniacs running amuck to eliminate the headquarters of a sovereign state through special operations. (2016.3.31 statement of the MFA spokesman)
    - What's more serious is that various types of offensive operations, including the "decapitation raid" aiming at our supreme headquarters, the "operation for advancing into Pyongyang" and "precision strike drill" aimed to destroy the office of our supreme leadership, have been carried out in actual maneuvers in accordance with "OPLAN-5015".
    The war rehearsals were the largest-ever maneuvers hostile to the DPRK as it was manifested in the drills that the U.S. scenario and moves to physically eliminate the DPRK reached an extremely dangerous phase.
    It is tantamount to an open declaration of war against the DPRK that the U.S., kicking off the drills, openly revealed its attempt to mount a preemptive attack on the DPRK after discarding even the spurious mask of "defensive". (2016.4.30 statement of the MFA spokesman)
    - The supreme leadership of the DPRK its servicepersons and civilians have safeguarded at the cost of their lives while following with all sincerity represents the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK and the destiny of the Korean army and people.
    But the U.S. dared to challenge the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership, an act reminiscent of a new–born puppy knowing no fear of a tiger. This is the worst hostility and an open declaration of war against the DPRK as it has gone far beyond the confrontation over the "human rights issue".
    Now that the U.S. has overstepped "red line" in the showdown with the DPRK by perpetrating such thrice-cursed crime, the DPRK came to have the legitimate rights to take all necessary countermeasures. (2016.7.7 statement of the MFA)
    - The General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) warns the hideous provocateurs as follows with regard to the situation that has reached an extreme phase which should be no longer overlooked:
    1. The General Staff declares the KPA's stand to mercilessly smash the enemy's moves with its own style of special operation and preemptive attack, now that the sinister aim of the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean war maniacs' "special operation" to hurt the dignity of the DPRK's supreme leadership has become clear and they disclosed even the dangerous attempt at "preemptive attack."
    2. They should be mindful that the KPA will deal deadly blows without prior warning any time as long as the operation means and troops of the U.S. and south Korean puppet forces involved in the "special operation" and "preemptive attack" targeting the DPRK remain deployed in and around south Korea.
    3. Once the enemy launches the said "operation and strike", they will only bring about a historic event in which the U.S. imperialists will face a miserable doom and the south Korean puppet forces a final ruin. (2017.3.26 warning by spokesman for the KPA General Staff)
    Our serious warning goes not to each U.S. administration. It rather goes to U.S. itself.
    Despite this, the U.S. gets more intensive in its act to run counter to our repeated warning in defiance of them.
    Provocative remarks viciously picking on our supreme dignity, which are as grave as declaration of the war, are pouring out from the U.S. without hesitation.
    The U.S. threw off its veil of "defensive nature" used at the time of the past joint military exercises and is now mobilizing the nuclear strategic assets like striking groups of nuclear carrier Carl Vinson and strategic bomber B-1B thus to cause the worst threat of nuclear preemptive strike against the DPRK.
    Worse still, it does not hide the fact that the scenario of "special operation" being staged by the ill-famed special warfare units is mainly aimed at carrying out the "beheading operation" for "removing the headquarters of the north" and "preemptive attack" operation for blowing up the nuclear and rocket bases.
    While cooking up the illegal "sanctions resolutions" and forcing other countries to carry them out, the U.S. is now enforcing separate sanctions to stamp out the DPRK's right to existence and development by all possible means.
    They are making frantic efforts to isolate and stifle the DPRK as evidenced by the adoption of three "sanctions resolutions" against the DPRK on March 29 alone.
    Nuclear threat and blackmail, sanctions and blockade by the U.S. have never stooped even for a day. But it was never waged as of now in its frantic nature. All this means that its moves have gone over the hostile act into a full scale of war.
    The present U.S. administration is committing itself to its anti-DPRK campaign in an unprecedented way. Because of this, the Korean peninsula is now in the war situation. It is from this that the DPRK was compelled to put into practice the repeated warning it had so far sent to the U.S. while displaying its maximum restraint.
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    According to universally accepted international laws, the heinous acts of the U.S. and its vassal forces to stifle the DPRK are an apparent act and crime of war.
    Code of offences against peace and security of mankind, adopted at the 6th session of the International Law Commission (June 3rd - July 28th, 1954) defined the preparation for use of arms by one state against another state as a crime against peace and security of mankind.
    Paragraph 4 of the Article 2 of the UN Charter stated that "All members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations." And Convention on the Rights and Duties of States stated in Article 9 that "Each state has an obligation of refraining itself from the use of war as a means of state policy, stand against territorial integrity and political independence of another state or threat or use of arms through other means inconsistent with international law and order."
    The London Treaty on Definition of Aggression as well as the resolution of the 29th session of the UN General Assembly "Definition of Aggression" defined the sanctions entailing blockade of a sovereign State in time of peace as an act of aggression and illegal.
    The Article 2 (definition of aggression) of this Treaty stipulated that a State first committing acts, without a declaration of war, such as the attack by its land, naval and air forces on other's territory, ship or airplane as well as the naval blockade of the other's coast or port is regarded as an aggressor state in terms of international disputes according to the existing convention between disputing parties.
    The 58th session of the UN General Assembly adopted resolution to condemn any act of armed aggression or threat or use of force against peoples, their elected Governments or their legitimate leaders.
    Paragraph 15, Article II of the Korean Armistice Agreement (KAA) stipulated as follows; "This Armistice Agreement shall apply to all opposing naval forces, which naval forces shall respect the water contiguous to the Demilitarized Zone and to the land area of Korea under the military control of the opposing side, and shall not engage in blockade of any kind of Korea."
    However, the U.S. has imposed an ever-intensive blockade on the DPRK--thus scraping off even the paragraph for banning naval blockade, the last one of KAA which had been valid merely for the form's sake.
    As seen above, the U.S. is now performing practical acts of aggression and war against the DPRK through extreme military threats and blackmails and blockade-style sanctions, blatantly violating universally accepted international laws.
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    It is a legitimate right of the DPRK to make a resolute preemptive attack to thoroughly frustrate the moves for imminent and full-phased aggression and war made by the U.S. against the DPRK.
    Article 51 "Right of Self-Defense" of the UN Charter and Article 12 of the Declaration on the Rights and Obligations of States clearly stipulated that every state is entitled to the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense.
    The Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security, adopted on December 16, 1970, stipulated that "the States must fully respect the sovereignty of other States and the right of peoples to determine their own destinies, free of external intervention, coercion or constraint, especially involving the threat or use of force, overt or covert, and restrain from any attempt aimed at the partial or total disruption of the national unity and territorial integrity of any other State or country."
    Article 40 of the Hague Convention on Laws and Customs of War on Land also provided that violation of the armistice by one of the parties gives the other party the right of denouncing it, and even, in cases of urgency, of recommencing hostilities immediately.
    The option taken by the DPRK to defend itself from the moves of hostility and war of the U.S. would be a great war of justice to completely remove the bases of aggression and achieve national reunification, the long-cherished desire of the Korean nation.
    The DPRK was founded by the general election involving both the north and south of Korea and by the general will of the entire Korean population. Since the south Korean authorities have flatly rejected the DPRK's proposal to found a reunified federal state leaving the ideologies and systems existing in the north and the south intact, the DPRK's great war of justice would be a fair and righteous exercise of the sovereign right of the state to reclaim the territory occupied by foreign forces, and it can never be condemned as "an act of aggression" on any account.
    In case a war breaks out in the Korean peninsula, the U.S. will be held totally accountable for it, no matter who launched a preemptive attack, as it has constantly escalated its hostile policy toward the DPRK and drove the situation to the outbreak of war by deploying huge amount of nuclear strategic assets and special warfare means in the Korean peninsula.
    The DPRK's mode of attack, once launched, would be the precision strike to destroy only the military bases of the U.S. and its vassal forces targeting the DPRK and the DPRK will abide by the relevant provisions of the Geneva Convention of August 12, 1949, as a signatory to it.
    As already declared, the DPRK will also take all responsible measures for protecting the legal economic interests of other countries that they hold in south Korea.
    The international community should clearly understand the gravity of the situation created in the Korean peninsula by the US moves for aggression and war, and respect the option taken by the DPRK to defend itself. -0