Wednesday, 31 January 2018

KCNA Commentary Reveals What Happened behind Dialogue

Pyongyang, January 31 (KCNA) -- There are signs of unwanted moves of confrontation going against the warming situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Shortly ago, the U.S. and the south Korean authorities held the second high-level meeting of the diplomatic and defense council for carrying out the extended deterrent strategy in Washington to discuss such issues as expanding rotation deployment of the U.S. strategic assets in and around south Korea and maintaining the "system of cooperation in the smear campaign against the north."

Recently the U.S. has sent towards the Korean Peninsula its nuclear strategic bombers and nuclear aircraft carrier strike groups one after another and accelerated preparations for secret special operations to be ready for contingency, bringing the danger into relief.

We have already laid bare the sinister intention of the U.S. blocking the harmony of our nation and trying to aggravate the situation while paying lip-service to "support" or "welcome" for the inter-Korean dialogue, and issued a series of warnings.

But, they went the length of hatching the criminal plot designed to formulate and plan military confrontation targeting the DPRK behind dialogue.

All the facts show that the U.S. sinister plot has already gone into action to block the recent developments for the improved inter-Korean relations and drive the hard-won atmosphere of regional detente into the mire of standoff and conflicts.

Now is the time for all Koreans and the international community to see through the true intention of the U.S. over dialogue and peace.

Notably, the south Korean authorities should come to their senses.

It is not good deed to hatch a plot for military confrontation with the U.S. against the fellow countrymen after having a dialogue with the DPRK.

It is as clear as noonday that massive deployment of nuclear strike means of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity will add to the danger of nuclear war and create a phase of extreme tension rather than regional peace.

If the south Korean authorities fail to see through the true intention of the U.S. to bind south Korea to "consultative council", "alliance" and others and use it as a war servant, a sacrifice of nuclear war, and continue to play into its hands, they will face self-destruction. They should be aware that such action will put out the valuable spark for the improved inter-Korean relations and lead them to ruin.

Dialogue can never go with confrontation.

All the fellow countrymen at home and abroad should resolutely oppose and reject military nexus of the U.S. and the south Korean authorities against the climate favorable for the inter-Korean reconciliation. -0-

ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP support "White Paper on Human Rights Violations in U.S. in 2017"

                        ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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                    London 31st of January  Juche 107(2018)
 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 the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean peninsula (BSCPKP) issued the following joint statement in support of the "White Paper on Human Rights Violations in U.S. in 2017" published by the DPRK Institute of International Studies published on Tuesday 30th of January 2018;
  It is very fitting and appropriate that the DPRK has published this excellent White paper that trenchantly exposes human rights violations in the so-called 'land of the free'. The big problem with the US is that it cannot mind its own business and continually pokes its nose into other's affair by taking issue with human rights in anti-imperialist independent countries such as People's Korea. Indeed the 'human rights' issue has become the battering ram of the US imperialists and other reactionaries in their efforts to destroy people-centred socialism in the DPRK . As someone remarked once, human rights is a political football.
  There is an old saying that charity begins at home. Human rights should also begin at home , so the record of the US on human rights should be examined and analysed closely . The White paper of the DPRK Institute of International Studies has done exactly that and produced an excellent expose of the human rights situation in the USA.
  Just to highlight a few issues that arise from the White Paper . As is pointed Trump is a billionaire and so around the people such as Tillerson who he appointed . It is a government of the rich , for the rich . Therefore it is the complete opposite  of democracy which means government of the people for the people. The DPRK is actually the real democracy ,as it is a government of the people ,for the people.
 Under Trump who had the support of American Nazis and the KKK , racism has increased a lot .The White paper draws attention to the racial violence at Charlottesville.
  American working people suffer from inequality and mass unemployment  as well as homelessness.
As the White Paper states  "during the first week of March, 241 000 persons joined the large contingent of the unemployed; in May 9 000 public servants were fired from governmental agencies; in September the number of the unemployed increased by 33 000 as compared to that of the previous month.

In particular, unemployment of young people has become a matter of serious social concern; currently the unemployment rate of young people under 25 is 7.9%, and 31% of graduates from high schools do not have proper jobs.

According to what the U.S. administration made public, in 2017 the homeless numbered 554 000, about 10% increase as compared to that two years ago, and number of the poor families, living in rented rooms devoid of elementary facilities for living, is on the steady rise."
 There is widespread discrimination against women in the US which is one of the few countries that does not give maternity pay. There is abuse and harassment of women on a big scale as evidenced by the Harvey Weinstein scandal .
   Americans do not have the right to personal safety but suffer from gun crime  for example "According to basic statistics, about 61 100 gun-related crimes took place in the U.S. last year, leaving 15 488 dead and 31 058 wounded."
  Drug addition is also common in the US . So basically the US is the most depraved and decadent society on the face of the earth .
  In today's world it is the US under the fascist Trump that is the no 1 human rights abuser !
We urge that a deep study of the White Paper of the DPRK Institute of International Studies should be made  and they it should be circulated widely amongst the labour , peace and anti-imperialist movement .
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

Brief Response to Trump's state of the union address

Nothing "eye opening " about Trump's remarks on the DPRK during the 'state of the union ' . Just the usual old rubbish ,lies and slanders plus a few theatrical touches .
How on earth does Trump have the face to call the DPRK leadership depraved when he presides over a country with the biggest porn industry in the world, a country with Harvey Weinstein and a country where the homeless are filmed dying for amusement !
As to the DPRK's days being numbered , I am sure that the DPRK will outlive Trump who is basically heading towards impeachment or being overthrown by a faction within his own party

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

ASSPUK,JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP slam anti-reunification racket of south Korean fascists !

                        ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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                    London 30th of January  Juche 107(2018)
 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 the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean peninsula (BSCPKP) issued the following joint statement denouncing the ultra-right fascist anti-reunification forces in south Korea and the south Korean conservative media for undermining the recent moves towards inter-Korean co-operation and reunification;
   Thanks to the consistent efforts of the DPRK that a break-though has been made in the struggle for Korean reunification and peace on Korean peninsula . It had been agreed that the DPRK would participate in the Winter Olympics and there would be other forms of exchange and co-operation. However the atmosphere has been dampened due to the toxic propaganda of the south Korean conservative media and also far-right parties such as the Liberty Korea party .Such elements are poisoning the inter-Korean peace process.
  Those in south Korea who organised a demonstration against the joint hosting of the Winter Olympics and the DPRK's participation , are anti-reunification fascists . They are south Korea's equivalent of Britain First, BNP, EDL,  and National Action ! .The only difference is that the strings of the south Korean fascist far right are pulled by Yankee imperialism!
  We condemn the moves of the south Korean anti-reunification forces and the US imperialists ! We
support the just efforts of the Korean people  including the south Korea people for reunification . We
support the struggle of the south Korean people led by the AINDF for independence and genuine
peace .
KOREA IS ONE!
US OUT OF KOREA !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

White Paper on Human Rights Violations in U.S. in 2017 Issued in DPRK


Pyongyang, January 30 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Institute of International Studies Tuesday released the "White Paper on Human Rights Violations in U.S. in 2017".

According to the white paper, soon after being inaugurated as president, Trump filled the important posts of his administration with billionaires, who had "contributed" to his election campaign, and their mouthpieces.

Secretary of State Tillerson, Secretary of Commerce Ross and also the secretaries of Treasury and Defense are all billionaires from conglomerates. The total assets of public servants at the level of deputy secretary and above of the current administration are worth of 14 billion US$.

The anti-popular policies the Trump administration pursued openly in one year were, without exception, for the interests of a handful of the rich circles.

In the U.S., where genuine freedom of the press and expression does not exist, intervention in and crackdown on the press grew more intensified over the past one year.

In 2017 the cases of searching and confiscation against journalists accounted for 12 and the cases of violation against them for 11. Moreover, 19 persons in the domestic press circles and four foreign journalists were arrested or detained.

Racial discrimination and misanthropy are serious maladies inherent to the social system of the U.S., and they have been aggravated since Trump took office.

The racial violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 is a typical example of the acme of the current administration's policy of racism.

In the U.S. the absolute majority of the working masses, deprived of elementary rights to survival, are hovering in the abyss of nightmare.

As a result, during the first week of March, 241 000 persons joined the large contingent of the unemployed; in May 9 000 public servants were fired from governmental agencies; in September the number of the unemployed increased by 33 000 as compared to that of the previous month.

In particular, unemployment of young people has become a matter of serious social concern; currently the unemployment rate of young people under 25 is 7.9%, and 31% of graduates from high schools do not have proper jobs.

According to what the U.S. administration made public, in 2017 the homeless numbered 554 000, about 10% increase as compared to that two years ago, and number of the poor families, living in rented rooms devoid of elementary facilities for living, is on the steady rise.

The soaring school expenses are plunging the students into the hell of loans.

Those who are diagnosed with a disease but cannot afford to pay their medical fees total 50 million. Flu, lung diseases and asthma cause 36 000, 40 000 and 150 000 deaths, respectively, on an annual average.

On the other hand, health-hazardous disqualified products are on sale across the country, which often leads to an outbreak of infectious diseases.

The U.S. is one of the world's two countries that have yet to embrace paid maternity leave.

Over the past decade the proportion of American women who live below the poverty line has risen from 12.1% to 14.5%, and they usually receive 25% less salary than their male colleagues of the same post.

A woman is sexually abused every 89 seconds.

According to basic statistics, about 61 100 gun-related crimes took place in the U.S. last year, leaving 15 488 dead and 31 058 wounded.

According to data, the number of marijuana users in the U.S. was more than 20 million, a 3% increase as compared with that a decade ago; and over 90 people lose their lives on a daily average from drug abuse.

In the U.S. where crimes and evil are rampant, the number of imprisoned criminals tops 2.3 million and 70 million are ex-offenders.

The U.S., "guardian of democracy" and "human rights champion", is kicking up the human rights racket but it can never camouflage its true identity as the gross violator of human rights, the white paper said. -0-

나의 대답

Bright Lodestar of National Reunification


Bright Lodestar of National Reunification

A new policy for mending inter-Korean relations clarified by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un in his historic New Year Address is evoking lively response among the public at home and abroad.  
Upon hearing his New Year Address, the south Korean people keenly realize he is the sun of the Korean nation and the lodestar of national reunification.
He said, in his New Year Address, that the prevailing situation demands that now the north and the south improve the relations between themselves and take decisive measures for achieving a breakthrough for independent reunification without being obsessed by bygone days and no one can present an honorable appearance in front of the nation if he or she ignores the urgent demands of the times.
In his New Year Address, he elucidated the issue of easing the acute military tension between the north and the south, creating a peaceful environment on the Korean Peninsula, establishing a climate favorable for national reconciliation and reunification and raising the banner of national independence higher than ever before.
His New Year Address for improvement of inter-Korean ties reflects his magnanimity and resolute step to glorify this meaningful year as an eventful one and demonstrate the dignity and spirit of the nation.
The recent inter-Korean high-level talks are a precious fruition of the new policy set forth by the respected Supreme Leader in his New Year Address to improve the north-south relations.
He is a peerless patriot and the supreme incarnation of love and benevolence as he is creditably carrying forward the patriotic history with the same warm love for the nation and benevolence as those of the great leaders.
A new dawn of national reunification is breaking thanks to his warm patriotic will and under his extraordinary leadership.

Action worsening inter-Korean ties



The U.S. is fomenting inter-Korean confrontation at a time when the world expresses positive support to north Korea’s proposal and sincere efforts to repair north-south relationship.    
Of late, the U.S. announced its dispatch of nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan in Japan and Carl Vinson in U.S. mainland to the Korean Peninsula. It plans to dispatch Stennis to the west Pacific Ocean.
The U.S. reinforced fighters of different missions and troops in the U.S. mainland to the US air bases in south Korea and Japan. It is dispatching three helicopters carriers transporting a division-class U.S. Marine Corps in contingency to the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. relocated EC-130H in Yokotami air base in Japan to Osan air base in south Korea on Jan. 15 and plans to deploy the U.S. special operation unit in south Korea during the Winter Olympics.  
The above-said facts are the tip of iceberg of dishonest motive of the U.S. which exacerbates the situation on the Korean Peninsula and impair inter-Korean ties to escalate confrontation between the north and the south of Korea.  
The wicked intention of the U.S. is to chill the hard-won atmosphere for dialogue between the north and the south, put bar on the way to Korea’s reunification and realize domination over the Korean Peninsula and Asia-Pacific region by fomenting confrontation and aggravating tension in the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. should not swim against the tendency desirous of détente on the Korean Peninsula and behave with prudence, aware of the will of the Korean people to mend inter-Korean relationship.

Stop acts running against improvement of inter-Korean ties!

Stop acts running against improvement of inter-Korean ties!



Thanks to active step taken by the DPRK, inter-Korean high-level talks was held in Panmunjom, symbol of national division, with the result the north-south communication lines that had been shut down are now resumed and a door to dialogue that had been stalled is opened. A delegation for field survey visited south Korea to ensure the performance of north Korean art troupe to be given in south Korea with the 23rd Winter Olympics as an occasion.

However, south Korean die-hard conservative forces, seized by submission toward the U.S. and confrontation with the fellow countrymen, are spouting a string of rubbish destroying climate for national reconciliation and improvement of inter-Korean relations.

The conservative parties including the Liberty Korea Party and mass media are vociferous about applying sanctions and pressure for north Korea's abandonment of nuke, while painting north Korea's sincere efforts as "a tactic to gain time for perfecting the nuclear forces", "camouflaged peace offensive aiming at disintegration of south Korea-U.S. alliance" and "an intrigue to avert sanctions".

The conservative mass media made litany of such assertions that it is Pyongyang Olympics not Pyeongchang Olympics, north Korea behaves like host, north Korea agreed the participation of the Winter Olympics to use it as its propaganda place and north Korea uses the Winter Olympics as an occasion to make propaganda of peace with nuke.

What should not overlook is riffraff of Park Geun-hye defamed the supreme dignity of north Korea and burnt the flags of north Korea and reunification in Seoul, shouting opposition of north Korea's participation in the Olympics.  

Broad segments of south Korean people are inflamed with surging indignation against the conservative forces and mass media which have worked hard to make the Winter Olympics as a venue of inter-Korean confrontation not the one of peace and turn the Korean Peninsula into a nuclear battlefield of powers.

The conservative forces should stop at once acts against the nation and reunification, mindful of they will surely have to pay dearly for their crimes.

Monday, 29 January 2018

ASSPUK and JISGE on the 15th anniversary of the publication of The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution"

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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London 29th of January Juche 107(2018)

The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK and the Juche Idea Study Group of England issued the following joint statement on the 15th anniversary of the publication of the work
The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution." by the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL;
On the 29th of January 2003 , shortly after the DPRK had announced its withdrawal from the unjust and one-sided “Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty “, the great leader comrade KIM JONG ILpublished the work “ The  Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution."This work gives a comphrensive overview of the Songun idea and its application as Songun politics. In the work the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL he glorious history of the Korean revolution that was started and has triumphed under the banner of Songun and comprehensively deals with the essence, features, validity and vitality of the Songun politics of the Workers' Party of Korea and theoretical and practical issues concerning the politics.
 The work serves as an encyclopedic document giving perfect answers to the issues arising in the struggle to achieve the independence of the popular masses and precious ideological and theoretical guidelines to be always held fast to in building a thriving nation and accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche.
   The work clarifies many important questions concerning the building of socialism in the contemporary epoch .
Songun is the treasured sword for defending the independence of People's Korea and safeguardingJuche-based socialism. Moreover in the years since the publication of “ The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution” Songun politics is recognised by the world revolutionary as the revolutionary anti-imperialist politics of the 21st century. The publication of the work deal a heavy blow to those opportunist and revisionist forces advocating compromise with imperialism and capitulation.
  Reading the work afresh we are convinced of the genius and clarity of the great leader generalissimo
KIM JONG IL 
Therefore on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of this classic work we highly commend it and call for a deep study of it.
ASSPUK
JISGE

ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP on the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the regular revolutionary armed force of People's Korea , the KPA

                        ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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                    London 29th of January  Juche 107(2018)
 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 the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean peninsula (BSCPKP) issued the following joint statement on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the regular revolutionary armed forces of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Korean People's Army on the 8th of February :
   On the 8th of February it will be 70 years since the Korean People's Revolutionary Army which had fought the marauding  and aggressive Japanese imperialists , was transformed into a standing regular armed force by the great leader President Kim Il Sung .
   The Korean People's Army stands guard over the socialist gains of People's Korea and defends the sovereignty of the DPRK. It is totally different to an army in an imperialist country .
   The KPA is the unique Juche based and Songun based revolutionary armed force of the Korean people. It is an army of the people, an army of the revolution and an army of the working class and Workers' Party of Korea.
 The great leader President Kim Il Sung, an ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commander  and gifted military strategist , put forward the line of building the army after the liberation of Korea and developed the Korean People's Revolutionary Army into the Korean People's Army, modern regular armed forces, performing the undying feats in the history of the building of the revolutionary armed forces.
    The KPA, the  regular revolutionary armed force founded by the great leader President Kim Il Sung followed a glorious road. In the 1950s the KPA beat back the U.S. imperialists' invasion to swallow up the DPRK in its cradle and demonstrated the dignity and honour of the DPRK and Korean people during the Fatherland Liberation War. Later the regular revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK inflicted defeats on the US imperialists during the "Pueblo Incident ", the EC121 Incident, the Panmunjom incident of 1976 and the 1994 helicopter incident.
  After the baton of supreme commander passed to the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il the KPA inflicted defeats on the  south Korean fascist war provokers  in the West sea and at Yongphyong Island .In March 2013 and August 2015 the Korean People's Army under the command of the dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un smashed the aggressive moves of the US imperialists and south Korean puppets.
                       

Our delegations have  witnessed the incredible steel-like unity and total discipline of the Korean People's Army at the military parades of April 2012, July 2013 , October 2015 and April 2017.
                                                                 

     Now under the command of dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un the regular revolutionary
armed forces of the DPRK are growing stronger each day. The DPRK has become an advanced nuclear power of Juche.We are convinced that led by respected Marshal Kim Jong Un , the Songun brilliant commander  the KPA will win final victory over the US imperialists and reunify the  country .
LONG LIVE THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE KOREAN PEOPLE'S ARMY
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP support statement of DPRK KNPC on US nuclear weapons in south Korea !

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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                            London 29th  of January Juche 107 (2018)
  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 the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula (BSCPRKP) issued a joint statement in support of statement made by the  Korean National Peace Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Sunday 28th of January concerning the 60th anniversary of the introduction of US nuclear weapons into south Korea ;
  It should never be forgotten that the US imperialists are the real authors of the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula , they are the ones who nuclearised the Korean peninsula On the  January 29, 1958 they revealed  to public nukes including atomic guns and Honest John nuclear missiles they had introduced into south Korea in violation of the Korean Armistice Agreement . The US imperialists turned south Korea into the bigger nuclear war base in the world, at one time there were an incredible
1,750 US nuclear weapons in south Korea , basically making south Korea a nuclear powderkeg.
   As the statement of the DPRK Korean National Peace Committee states " The past sixty years are a history of heinous aggression and crimes in which the U.S. reduced south Korea into the world's biggest nuclear weapons arsenal and most dangerous seat of nuclear war and has constantly threatened the destiny of the Korean nation with nukes."
 Although thanks to the proactive efforts of the DPRK the tensions on the Korean peninsula are melting away, the US imperialists are still brandishing the sword of nuclear war and threatening People's Korea by bringing into the Korean peninsula  nuclear bombers and nuclear aircraft carriers  as well continuously talking about nuclear strikes against the DPRK , designating the DPRK as a target for a pre-emptive nuclear strike.
   The US imperialists need to realise that the days of their nuclear monopoly when they could bully smaller countries  like the DPRK  are gone and will never come back.
  Our organisations , support the just struggle of the Korean people, north , south and overseas, against US nuclear war moves and the introduction of US nuclear hardware into south Korea !
US OUT OF KOREA !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

Sunday, 28 January 2018

KNPC Spokesman Calls for Foiling U.S. Nuclear War Moves


Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Korean National Peace Committee issued a statement on Sunday with the approach of 60 years since the U.S. officially published the introduction of nuclear weapons into south Korea.

The U.S. officially announced the above-said introduction on January 29, 1958 and undisguisedly opened to public nukes including atomic guns and Honest John nuclear missiles, the statement said, and went on:

Thenceforth the Korean Peninsula, once a nuclear free zone, has turned into a nuclear powder magazine and a source of nuclear war of the U.S. and the Korean nation has been at constant peril of nuclear war due to its nuclear stick.

Even at this time when the climate of national concord, unity and detente is growing strong on the Korean Peninsula thanks to our proactive measures and sincere efforts, the U.S. is bringing nuclear carrier task forces, nuclear strategic bombers and other huge nuclear war means to south Korea and its vicinity, imposing constant nuclear war threat and blackmail on our nation.

What should not be overlooked is the fact that the U.S. is planning to designate the DPRK as "potential state of nuclear threat" and stipulate even the scenario for preemptive nuclear strike in the "2018 nuclear posture review report" to be published around early February.

The past sixty years are a history of heinous aggression and crimes in which the U.S. reduced south Korea into the world's biggest nuclear weapons arsenal and most dangerous seat of nuclear war and has constantly threatened the destiny of the Korean nation with nukes.

The U.S. would be well advised to behave itself, aware that the days have gone for good when it could pose its unilateral threat to the DPRK with a nuclear stick.

The south Korean authorities should stop the shipment of U.S. nuclear strategic assets and aggressor forces which will spawn bloodshed on this sacred territory, cease the nuclear war exercises with the U.S. and respond to our sincere efforts for detente.

All compatriots in the north and the south and abroad should reject the anti-DPRK moves of the U.S. to bring clouds of a nuclear war to hang over Korea, and conduct more vigorous anti-U.S., anti-war struggle to drive the U.S. nuclear hardware and aggression forces out of south Korea. -0-

Saturday, 27 January 2018

KCNA Discloses Motive of U.S. Story about "Nuclear Missile Threat" from DPRK

Pyongyang, January 27 (KCNA) -- The U.S. CIA director nowadays claims that he is making "various options" for the president, while talking about the DPRK's nuclear strike capabilities.

In an interview with U.S. CBS on Jan. 22, he said: north Korea is to delivering a nuclear attack on the United States in few months. The U.S. government is working diligently to extend that timeline. But the core risk that the policymakers needed to know was that north Korea's nuclear weapons program is continuing to expand, advance, become more powerful, more capable, more reliable.

He, in a lecture in Washington D.C. on Jan. 23, uttered that the logical next step of north Korea would be to develop the capacity to deliver from multiple firings of ballistic missiles simultaneously. He added that it might put nuclear missile technology for auction to earn money and that various options would be presented to the president in case it is impossible to settle north Korea's issue in a diplomatic manner.

It is ill-boding that the U.S. is building up public opinion about the story of "nuclear and missile threat" from the DPRK at a time when high-ranking officials of the U.S. political circle and administration were openly making reckless remarks on the military options against the DPRK.

This is a revelation of the sinister intention of the Trump group to turn back the climate of reconciliation between the north and the south of Korea at any cost and focus international attention on the DPRK's "denuclearization" once again as it is an expression of the U.S. displeasure with the reality in which the situation is heading towards detente and peace on the Korean Peninsula.

The world is sincerely pleased to see the climate of reconciliation and cooperation on the peninsula created by the proactive and magnanimous decision of the DPRK and hope that the coming Winter Olympics would become an occasion of peace and reconciliation.

However, on the contrary to this, the U.S. is making desperate efforts to chill the hard-won climate of detente on the peninsula.

It deliberately strains the situation while massively introducing nuclear carrier task forces such as Carl Vinson, Ronald Reagan and Stennis and nuclear war hardware including B-2 and B-52 in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula, and it is mulling putting brake on the positive development of the situation while crying out for tightening sanctions against the DPRK.

Shortly ago, the U.S. called for enhancing the efficiency of the U.S.-led strategy of maximum pressure such as "sea blockade" at the so-called "foreign ministers' meeting" of the countries that were defeated in the Korean War held in Canada.

Against such background, the U.S. CIA director tries hard to build up public opinion about the story of "nuclear and missile threat" from the DPRK every day. The U.S. purpose is to drive the international community to sanctions and pressure against the DPRK by branding the latter as the "provocateur" and block the advance of the warming inter-Korean relations.

All facts clearly prove that what the U.S. wants is not detente and peace on the Korean Peninsula but escalation of tension and war.

The international community would be well advised to see properly who truly wants peace in the Korean Peninsula and the region and who is the arch criminal threatening world peace and stability. -0-

U.S. and Its Followers Advised to Mind Their Own Business: KCNA Commentary


Pyongyang, January 27 (KCNA) -- Recently a young man of Britain was reportedly indicted on charges of hacking e-mails of chiefs of U.S. information services and over 20 000 employees of FBI and disclosing them.

This case embarrassed the U.S. and its vassal forces which used to claim that cyber attacks were "deeds of north Korea".

Last year Britain connected a cyber attack with the DPRK, in a far fetched way, when the cyber attack crippled hundreds of thousands of computers linked to the system of national public health, making it impossible to give medical aid to more than 19 000 patients.

At that time some experts alleged that they found signs of north Korea's involvement, adding that the code used in the cyber attack was much like that in the previous hacking cases that seemed to be done by Pyongyang.

Notably, a British official sniped at Pyongyang for its involvement in the cyber attack, claiming that the British government was sure that north Korea was behind the case.

In this regard, the DPRK, which gives top priority to the life and health of the people, made clear that it doesn't make sense that the DPRK conducted such cyber attack targeting the health system of Britain. And it officially informed the UK side that its act of unilaterally finding fault with the DPRK without any evidence was a scheme to tarnish the image of the DPRK.

Whenever cyber attacks take place worldwide, the U.S. and other hostile forces mislead the public, linking the cases with the DPRK for no ground.

As a matter of fact, the kingdom of cyber crimes is the U.S. and it is also the U.S. that regards the cyber attack as an important tool for its foreign policy.

The cyber space is means for preemptive attack which the U.S. attaches importance to for the realization of its strategy for hegemony, as well as nuclear stick and dollars.

The U.S. has regarded the cyber space as the 5th domain for the global domination next to sky, land, sea, outer space from long ago and organized units specializing in cyber warfare in the 1990s.

Its cyber attack target includes the whole world ranging from anti-U.S. independent countries such as the DPRK to potential rivals like Russia and China, competitor allies and even henchmen.

When the Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked in 2014, the U.S. imposed harsher sanctions on the DPRK to stifle it, calling it a hacking criminal, but the truth behind the plot was disclosed through a joint investigation of world-famous information security enterprises.

The U.S. and its followers such as Britain had better mind their own businesses rather than provoking other countries over cyber attack. -0-

KCNA Commentary Urges U.S. to Withdraw Hostile Policy toward DPRK

Pyongyang, January 27 (KCNA) -- The world is urging the U.S. to withdraw the anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK and opt for co-existence with the DPRK, while giving wide publicity to the personality of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un as a great man who raised the strategic position of the country.

The U.S. magazine Paste in an article on Jan 17 wrote that the U.S. lost in the stand-off with north Korea over Olympic games and the nuclear issue, adding that leader Kim Jong Un is putting to use the peace card, the most powerful weapon in the region. It also said that the U.S. hinges on decision of the north Korean leader, who may end the confrontation any time he wants and would pursue several peace initiatives, commenting that in the end the U.S. will be made to co-exist with north Korea just as it does with Russia and China which level their nuclear weapons at it.

The Indian newspaper Ocean News Point, the Iranian Ilna and other media praised Kim Jong Un as the most ideal state leader of the present times possessed of the excellent qualifications and traits and a leader strong in faith, pluck and independence.

The Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News, Australia's press website Interpreter and China's Hong Kong Economic Journal, too, carried articles saying that north Korean nuclear weapons will, in fact, bring stability to Northeast Asia, because nuclear weapons would reduce misjudgment and prevent conflict from expanding.

As known, today when the situation on the Korean peninsula has entered the track of detente thanks to the proactive measure taken by the DPRK, the U.S. is trying hard to turn the table, regarding the positive development as a thorn in the flesh, even though it clamored for peaceful solution of the Korean peninsula issue.

Provocative remarks are openly heard from high-ranking officials of the U.S. political circle and administration. They assert "now time has come for the U.S. to put the north into disadvantages and hold initiatives", "the present trend whereby the U.S. is held back by the north's appeasement policy must be reversed" and that "the Trump administration is taking very serious examination of the military option toward the north".

The U.S. is putting to the extreme political and military pressure on the DPRK while hurling huge aggression troops including all sorts of sophisticated nuclear war lethal means to the sky, land and sea.

The U.S. should not make misjudgment.

It should face up to the fixed will of the Korean nation for independent reunification and the powerful force for safeguarding peace and make reasonable and rational option for itself after refraining from indiscreet provocative adventures, though belatedly.

A priority for it is to repeal the anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK. -0-

Another Unilateral Anti-DPRK Sanctions of U.S. under Fire

Pyongyang, January 27 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on January 27 as regards the U.S. announcement on another unilateral sanctions against the DPRK:

The U.S. Treasury Department announced on January 24 that it would enforce sanctions on more than ten individuals, several entities and vessels under an allegation that those designated violated its "sanctions laws".

The unilateral sanctions of the U.S. are an extension of its hostile policy to strangle the DPRK at any cost by means of sanctions and pressure accompanied by the military threats and also a manifestation of heinous intention to throw a wet blanket over the inter-Korean exchange and cooperation and to aggravate the situation.

The U.S. pursuit of unilateral sanctions under its so-called "sanctions laws" constitutes wanton violation of the universally recognized international laws which underline that in no case can a sovereign state be an object of jurisdiction of other country, and it is also an obvious infringement upon sovereignty and a grave act of provocation.

It is indescribably stultifying and ludicrous that the U.S. would still resort to sanctions, turning a blind eye to the prevailing reality that the DPRK has now possessed, amid the ever harshest sanctions and pressure, a powerful nuclear deterrent capable of thwarting and countering any nuclear threats of the imperialist aggression forces.

The U.S. would be well advised to awake right away from absurd way of thinking and come to its senses, and give up the anachronistic policy hostile to the DPRK and terminate the provocative acts of aggravating situation on the Korean peninsula. -0-

ASSPUK, JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP support commentary "The U.S. should abandon its foolish scheme to prevent detente on the Korean Peninsula"

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  London 26th  of January Juche 107 (2018)  
  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 the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula (BSCPRKP) issued a joint statement in support of the commentary commentary titled " The U.S. should abandon its foolish scheme to prevent detente on the Korean Peninsula"authored by  Choe Song Ho, a researcher of the room for international policy studies at the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences;
  The world people have been cheering the recent steps to thaw inter-Korean relations that have been taken one by one . However , one party is not pleased and is doing its damnedest to ruin the atmosphere and take the situation back to one of tension and confrontation , this is of course the US  !
   The excellent commentary written by Choe Song Ho ,rightly notes that the US even organised the so-called Vancouver conference which assembled those countries that had sent troops to fight alongside the US imperialists in the aggressive and destructive war  against People's Korea in the 1950s. The US imperialist used this conference to increase sanctions and pressure on the DPRK contrary to the emerging spirit of peace and reunification that is emerging on the Korean peninsula . Worse threats of military action  were made at the conference .
   The US imperialists have actually made physical moves that imperil the the ongoing atmosphere of relaxation of tension and improvement of inter-Korean relations . They have dispatched nuclear bomber aircraft to the Korean peninsula as well reconnaissance and electronic warfare planes . This is similar to when the US imperialists launched aggressive wars against a number of countries such as Iraq and Yugoslavia , to name just a few.
  All the time the US media and some experts are noisily talking about ' pre-emptive attacks ' and 'limited nuclear war' on the Korean peninsula even when the DPRK and south Korea are making active and decisive steps towards peace. It is disgraceful the US and their hired media is doing this.
  The US has no business or right to meddle in the affairs of the Korean peninsula. It should stop meanly pouring cold water on the warming atmosphere for peace and reunification.
 The US needs to stop its war moves and pack up and go home , leaving Koreans to settle their own
affairs.
KOREA IS ONE !
US OUT OF KOREA !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

Thursday, 25 January 2018

U.S. Urged to Abandon Its Scheme to Prevent Detente on Korean Peninsula


Pyongyang, January 26 (KCNA) -- Choe Song Ho, a researcher of the room for international policy studies at the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences, on Jan. 25 issued a commentary titled "The U.S. should abandon its foolish scheme to prevent detente on the Korean Peninsula".

The commentary condemns the U.S., which once cried out for a peaceful solution to the Korean Peninsula issue, for making every possible effort to stop the present affirmative development of the inter-Korean relations based on concerted efforts.

Typical of such attempts is what the U.S did at the "foreign ministers' meeting on the security and stability on the Korean Peninsula" held in Vancouver of Canada, it says, and goes on:

The meeting was, in fact, for confab on a new war, not on the stability of the peninsula. It was attended by 20 countries and regions, including those which participated in the Korean War against the DPRK in the 1950s. At the meeting, the U.S. wooed them to ratchet up the sanctions and pressure on the DPRK with threatening words and cried out for a military option again.

U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson, in particular, fanned the confrontation with the DPRK by claiming that the efficiency of the U.S.-led maximum pressure strategy, such as sea blockade, should be raised and all the nations should pool their efforts to make the north pay more dearly. U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis, who appeared before the audience in neckties, made such violent remarks like the boss of gangsters that the scenario for war with north Korea has been ready and unless the meeting goes well, defense ministers' meeting will be held next, which stunned the audience.

Heavyweights of the U.S. political circle and administration made no scruple of hurling a stream of provocative remarks that it is high time the U.S. took the initiative by putting the DPRK on the defensive, it is necessary to stop the present trend in which the U.S. overturned with the DPRK's appeasement policy, and the Trump administration is very seriously examining the military option against the DPRK.

What merits a more serious attention is that the U.S. is further aggravating the tension by deliberately revealing that the extremely dangerous military action targeting the Korean Peninsula is not hot air.

It has been recently disclosed that an electronic warfare plane and a formation of special operation planes were secretly deployed in south Korea for ultra-precision surveillance on the DPRK. Those planes were said to have proved their combat effectiveness in theatres of wars such as former Yugoslavia, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Such ill-boding movements of the U.S., timed to coincide with the creation of a new climate for the detente and peace, go to prove that what the U.S. wants awake or asleep is not peace and stability on the peninsula but instability and the exacerbation of military tension and start of war for aggression on the DPRK.

The south Korean authorities have earnestly and repeatedly requested their American master to help them successfully hold the Winter Olympics they managed to have held in south Korea, but the answer was such disturbing movements and the aggravation of tension. Therefore, they have to know what a foolish thing they have expected.

The reality requires all Koreans to get awakened lest the U.S. meddle in the Korean Peninsula issue any longer and decisively reject such intervention by their concerted efforts in order to successfully hold the forthcoming great national event and bring about a turning point in the north-south relations development.

The U.S. is advised to understand that it would be seriously mistaken if it thinks that the situation of the peninsula would change as intended by it and would be controlled by it as it used to do.

The U.S. should be well aware of the Korean nation's fixed will for independent reunification and its powerful strength for peace, stop the reckless provocative adventures and make a reasonable and rational choice, though belatedly. -0

Spokesman for Korea-Asia Association on Deeds of Fanning Tension in Korean Peninsula

Pyongyang, January 25 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea-Asia Association on Thursday gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA over "A Resolution on the Peace of the Korean Peninsula" which was adopted at the 26th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum in Vietnam:

The 26th meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) held recently in Vietnam adopted the so-called "Resolution on the Peace of the Korean peninsula".

What cannot be overlooked is the fact that the "resolution" denounced the self-defensive measures taken by the DPRK as a serious provocation against the stability of the Korean Peninsula and the peace of Northeast Asia and the world, while insisting on "the abandonment of nuclear weapons" of the DPRK, a full-fledged nuclear power.

The "resolution" intentionally ignored the root cause of nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula, created by the United States, and followed the anti-DPRK hostile policy of the U.S. running amuck to oppose the dignified DPRK to the international community.

An atmosphere for peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and for reconciliation and unity of the whole Korean nation is now created thanks to respected Supreme Leader
Kim Jong Un's noble love for the nation, strong will for the reunification based on devotion to the country and people and great and courageous determination for safeguarding peace.

The "resolution", cooked up against this atmosphere by taking advantage of the anti-DPRK hostile policy of the U.S., is no more than an unreasonable and senseless paperwork devoid of elementary political sense and of ability for situation analysis.

Our country's nuclear forces are capable of thwarting and countering any nuclear threats from the U.S., and they constitute a powerful deterrent that prevents the U.S. from starting an adventurous war.

The DPRK will resolutely counter any acts of wrecking peace and security on the Korean Peninsula.

The participants in the meeting should clearly distinguish between the peace breaker on the Korean Peninsula and the peace defender making sincere efforts for peace and security of the region and the world.

Any countries, if they are truly interested in maintaining the peace and security of the Korean Peninsula, should not be involved in the acts of intentionally instigating the escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula but think twice before doing something.

The DPRK will, in the future, too, uphold the banner of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the buildup of nuclear force and make positive efforts to build a just and peaceful new world as a responsible, peace-loving nuclear power. -0-

ASSPUK. JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP support Appeal to All Korean Adopted by DPRK Joint Conference

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  London 25th  of January Juche 107 (2018)  
  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 the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula (BSCPRKP) issued a joint statement in support of the appeal adopted by the joint conference of the government, political parties and organizations of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) held on the 24 of January in the DPRK ;
  A joint conference of the government , political parties and organisations was held on the 24th  of January representing millions of the people in the DPRK. It was a manifestation of the democratic will of the people of the DPRK for reunification as well a profound manifestation of patriotism . An appeal to all Koreans  was adopted at the conference .
  The Appeal calls for re-energising inter-Korean co-operation , for implementing the historic landmark declarations  of June 15 2000 and October 4th 2007  and basically reunifying Korea on the principle of 'By Our Nation Itself' , meaning that Korea should be reunified according to the will of the Korean people  without outside interference . Moreover the appeal called for smashing decisively all the moves of the anti-reunification forces of different hues .
  Our organisations strongly support this appeal . The moves of the anti-reunification conservative forces in south Korea must be smashed .Moreover US troops should be withdrawn .
KOREA IS ONE !
US OUT OF KOREA !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

ASSPUK,JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP slam latest US imperialist sanctions against People's Korea !

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  London 25th of January Juche 107 (2018)  
  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 the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula (BSCPRKP) issued a joint statement condemning the last US sanctions against People's Korea ;
   The US treasury announced on the 24th of January that another 9 entities and 16 individuals. Now the DPRK is faced with many layers of different US sanctions not to mention UNSC sanctions.
Our organisations  denounce this latest act of economic aggression against People's Korea by US imperialism which is an unwarranted and diabolic infringement of the sovereignty and independence of the DPRK ! The sanctions have nothing to do with nuclear weapons but everything to do with trying to crush the socialist system of People's Korea !
  The US imperialist sanctions will fail and be smashed by the spirit of Juche and self-reliance.
 NO TO SANCTIONS ,NO TO WAR !
HANDS OFF PEOPLE'S KOREA !
US OUT OF KOREA !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

Kim Jong Un Inspects Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory

















Pyongyang, January 25 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, together with Ri Sol Ju, gave field guidance to the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory.

He went round the rooms dedicated to education in the revolutionary history and to the history of the factory.

He said that the factory, which was built in June 1946 as the nation's first pharmaceutical industrial base on the personal initiative of President Kim Il Sung, is associated with the warm love of Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il for the people.

He stressed that its officials and employees should add luster to the undying feats of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il forever by dedicating their passion for creation and devoted efforts to the production of medicines with pride of holding the honorable post for the protection of the lives of the people and the promotion of their health.

He learned in detail about the production of medicines, going round packing materials workshop, western and Koryo (traditional) medicine workshops and other parts of the factory.

Stressing the need for the factory to put on a normal basis the production of various medicines for the promotion of the people's health and the medical treatment and prevention of diseases, he urged the relevant sectors to supply in time the raw and other materials and technical means needed for the medicine production.

Sustained big efforts should be directed to grasping the global trend of pharmaceutical industrial development and introducing the advanced technology in order to study and develop new highly efficacious medicines of good quality and widely use them in the treatment and prevention of diseases, he said.

The respected Supreme Leader set forth the tasks to remodel the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory on a more modern basis.

He said it is his plan to turn the factory into a standard one in the country's pharmaceutical industry and renovate on a modern basis all other pharmaceutical factories throughout the country with it as a model. The upgrading of the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory and the Hungnam Pharmaceutical Factory should be pushed forward in a bold way to make this an important occasion in laying a springboard for rapid progress in the pharmaceutical industrial sector, he added, taking measures of warm affection to do so.

He had a picture taken with the factory's officials and employees.

Accompanying him were Vice-Chairman Pak Thae Song, Department Director Choe Tong Myong and Vice Department Director Jo Yong Won of the WPK Central Committee. -0-

DPRK Joint Conference Calls for Making This Year Noteworthy in History of Nation

Pyongyang, January 24 (KCNA) -- An appeal to all Koreans at home and abroad was adopted at the joint conference of the government, political parties and organizations of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea held on Wednesday.

They called upon all Koreans with the strong will to make this auspicious year an eventful year noteworthy in the history of the nation by pooling the efforts of our nation as follows:

Let us turn out as one in the nationwide drive to improve the north-south relations and make a breakthrough for independent reunification, true to the noble patriotic intention of the peerlessly great man!

It is the steadfast will of all Koreans who have turned out for implementing the noble intention of the peerlessly great man to bring great changes to the north-south relations as early as possible and make a new history of independent reunification.

Let us rapidly improve the north-south relations and pave a wide avenue to rosy future of the nation which will be reunified, strong and prosperous!

Let us make the whole land of Korea seethe with hot wind for independent reunification and courageously advance the north-south relations along the way indicated by the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration!

Let us decisively smash all sophisms and attempts to slander the nuclear treasured sword of the nation and justice and brand it as a hurdle in the way for the improvement of the north-south relations!

Let us wage an energetic drive to defuse the acute military tension and create a peaceful climate on the Korean Peninsula!

Let all Koreans at home and abroad turn out to decisively oppose and reject all hostile acts and war moves aggravating the situation and wrecking peace!

Let all Koreans become shields and strong castle walls in the struggle to defend security of the nation and peace on this land!

Let all Koreans rise up in the peace-keeping struggle against war to baffle the reckless nuclear war moves of the U.S. which brings disaster to this land, setting dangerous flames!

3. Let us promote contact, travel, cooperation and exchange between the north and the south on a wide scale and actively create a climate for national reconciliation and reunification!

Let us promote contact, travel, cooperation and exchange between the north and the south on a wide scale to remove mutual misunderstanding and distrust and make all the fellow countrymen fulfill their responsibility and role as the driving force of national reunification!

Let the people of all strata in the north and the south bring down the barrier of national division and share kindred feelings by freely traveling by air and sea and overland and actively promote the trend of reconciliation and unity.

Let's reenergize inter-political party, inter-strata and inter-sector contacts and dialogues and activate cooperation and exchange at home and abroad to stir up the climate of reunification.

Let all compatriots wage a more vigorous struggle to get rid of anachronistic legal and institutional mechanisms harassing the fresh tide of national reconciliation and unity and prevent hostile actions!

We will courageously smash all challenges going against the nation's desire for reunification, hold with splendor joint events of the nation involving political parties and organizations and personages at home and abroad on the anniversaries of north-south declarations, the 73rd anniversary of national liberation and other occasions this year and thus demonstrate the nation's will for independent reunification to the world.

4. Let us smash the moves of the separatist forces at home and abroad and dynamically usher in a fresh phase of national reunification, holding aloft the banner of national independence and By Our Nation Itself!

Let all the fellow countrymen at home and abroad subordinate and aspire everything to the great objective of national reunification, pan-national cause, from the stand of prioritizing the nation and attaching importance to it and achieving national unity!

Let us maintain the firm stand and viewpoint to solve all the issues arising between the north and the south on the principle of By Our Nation Itself!

Let all the fellow countrymen more dynamically promote the grand march for independent reunification to bring earlier a new morning of the 3 000-ri land of Korea, reunified and prosperous, by pooling their efforts!

The appeal called upon all Koreans to firmly believe in the bright future of the nation and turn out as one in the sacred struggle for glorifying this significant year as a year of great changes and great events to eternally shine in the history of national reunification. -0-

Joint Conference of DPRK Government, Political Parties and Organizations Held


Pyongyang, January 24 (KCNA) -- A joint conference of the government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK took place in Pyongyang on Wednesday to carry out the tasks for national reunification set forth by respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address.

Present there were representatives of the government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK, including Yang Hyong Sop, Kim Yong Chol and Ro Tu Chol, the chairman of a friendly party, officials of public organizations, officials of the North Side Committee for Implementing June 15 Joint Declaration, the north headquarters of the Pan-National Alliance for Korea's Reunification and the Pan-National Alliance of Youth and Students for Korea's Reunification and the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation.

The conference discussed the agenda item "On the tasks of the government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK for carrying through the tasks for national reunification set forth by respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address".

Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, made a report at the conference to be followed by speeches by Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK, Kim Yong Dae, chairman of the C.C., Korean Social Democratic Party, and Pak Chol Min, first secretary of the C.C., Kimilsungist-Kimjongilist Youth League.

The reporter and speakers noted that the respected Supreme Leader in his New Year Address advanced highly important tasks for improving the relations between the north and the south of Korea and making a breakthrough for independent reunification this year significant to both sides.

They underscored the need to create a peaceful environment on the Korean Peninsula before anything else this year.

The south Korean authorities should stop the war games with the U.S. forever and refrain from introducing the U.S. nuclear strategic assets and aggression forces to south Korea, they stressed.

They said that all the fellow countrymen in the north and the south and abroad should struggle against the anti-DPRK war moves of the bellicose forces at home and abroad seeking to hinder the improvement of inter-Korean relations and render the situation tense.

All members of the nation should fulfill their duty and role for national reconciliation and reunification, they added.

They stressed that the whole nation should turn out in the nationwide struggle to make a breakthrough for independent reunification by its concerted efforts this year.

An appeal to all the Koreans at home and abroad was adopted at the joint conference. -0-

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

KCNA Commentary Censures U.S. Military Acts Coiling up Regional Tension

Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is persistently resorting to the dangerous military acts of going against the aspiration of the public at home and abroad for detente on the Korean Peninsula.

From the beginning of this year the U.S. successively sent nuclear carrier flotillas and nuclear strategic bombers to the vicinity of the peninsula. It announced that it would conduct two ICBM test-fires next month.

This can never be allowed as it is a revelation of the sinister intention to block the improvement of the inter-Korean relations and aggravate the situation in the region.

Peace and security on the Korean Peninsula are directly linked with world peace and security. That is why the international community hails the climate for the improvement of the inter-Korean relations provided thanks to our proactive proposal and calls for encouraging and promoting it.

Contrary to this, the U.S. openly increases the military pressure upon the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and unhesitatingly upsets the balance of armed forces in the region.

It is self-evident that ICBM test-fire would not be "fireworks" for the Winter Olympics.

It is by no means fortuitous that media of the U.S. say that war maniacs do not cover up their precaution against the prospect for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

The U.S. is now trying to justify such moves under the pretence of "guaranteeing Olympics" and "already planned". However, it can never veil the wicked intention.

It is as clear as noonday that any military action of the U.S. will lead to the aggravation of the tension in the region and it would not bring good consequences.

The U.S. acts are clearly targeted against peace in the Korean Peninsula and the region and they disclose the true colors of the U.S. standing for confrontation and war, not dialogue and peace.

Genuine peace and stability have not settled in the Korean Peninsula and the region for a long time. The reality makes the people understand where the root cause is.

The DPRK will never allow any act of wrecking peace and security in the Peninsula but will decisively counter it.

The U.S. should always remember that the entire Korean nation and international community vigilantly watch the sinister military acts of deliberately aggravating the situation. -0-

ASSPUK, JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP condemn fascist anti-DPRK provocation in south Korea

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  London 23rd  of January Juche 107 (2018)    
  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 the British Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula (BSCPRKP) issued a joint statement supporting the statement of the spokesman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK;
  As a result of the initiative taken by the DPRK , particularly the proposals made by the dear respected leader Marshal KIM JONG UN in his New Year Address for 2018, the atmosphere on the Korean peninsula has changed. Prospects for the relaxation of tensions , for improved inter-Korean co-operation and for working towards reunification have opened up. This has been welcomed not only by the Korean people by wide circles of people throughout the world. The term 'Peace Olympics' has become a buzzword.
 However  regrettably far right , fascist and pro US elements in south Korea have tried their best to spoil the atmosphere and derail the progress towards peace and reunification. As the statement of  Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK exposed " Timed to coincide with the arrival of our field survey delegation for dispatch of an art troupe in Seoul that day, coteries of the "Korean Patriotic Party" flocked to the plaza of Seoul Railways Station where they held a press interview and viciously slandered the DPRK's participation in the Olympics.". Worse still these fascist elements staged a extremely  provocative and diabolic action against the DPRK by burning a portrait of the DPRK Supreme leadership and a DPRK flag . This is a grave  criminal action .
   What is also bad is that the south Korean media and the Western media have given too much prominence to these far right fascist extremists who do not represent the south Korean people. We condemn the Western mainstream media.
    We are quite sure that the US and the CIA are behind these actions of the south Korean fascist far right , that they have pulled their strings. The US does not want peace in Korea or reunification and has incited its minions in south Korea to cause trouble.
  The far right pro US anti-reunification gangsters in south Korea are imperilling the holding of the Winter Olympics as well as the renewed process for improved inter-Korean relations , peace and reunification. For the sake of peace these elements must be stopped . We support the just demands put forward by the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK for the punishment of these fascist elements and a due apology for their actions.
 The world is waiting to see the results of the inter-Korean talks .
KOREA IS ONE !
US OUT OF KOREA !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCRPKP

We Will Never Pardon S. Korean Conservative Forces' Shuddering Hideous Crime against Dignity of DPRK

Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- A spokesman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK issued the following statement Tuesday:

A breakthrough was made in the improvement of the north-south ties and there is a warm wind for reconciliation thanks to the DPRK's sincere efforts, to be warmly welcomed by the whole Korean nation and the world.

But the puppet conservative forces have gone beyond a tolerance limit in their ill intention to chill the atmosphere for the improved north-south ties and ruin the great event of the nation, shocking the public at home and abroad.

A hideous provocative act, openly perpetrated in downtown Seoul in broad daylight on Jan 22, clearly proved that the wild act of the group of traitors challenging the trend of the national history toward the improvement of the north-south ties and reunification has reached the extremes.

Timed to coincide with the arrival of our field survey delegation for dispatch of an art troupe in Seoul that day, coteries of the "Korean Patriotic Party" flocked to the plaza of Seoul Railways Station where they held a press interview and viciously slandered the DPRK's participation in the Olympics.

They went on the rampage, torching a portrait symbolizing the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership and a DPRK flag, not content with talking hoarse that "Phyongchang Olympics is about to change into Pyongyang Olympics for promoting the north's social system and making the north's nuclear weapons a fait accompli" and "dispatch of the north's cheering group and joint training at the Masikryong Ski Resort are an attempt to bring to naught the sweats and efforts exerted by inhabitants in Kangwon Province and Phyongchang".

This is a never-to-be-condoned hideous crime as it is an intolerable mockery of the sincerity and efforts being made by the DPRK for the improvement of the north-south relations and a deliberate political provocation to turn the Olympics into a theatre for escalating confrontation between the north and the south.

Far from making a deep bow to the fellow countrymen for their sincere efforts for the successful Olympics, the conservative group resorted to all sorts of slandering and committed such shuddering acts in the eyes of the delegation of the DPRK. They are a despicable group of gangsters in human form.

The conservative forces who had been pushed into the cesspool of history being severely punished by history for their acts of treachery under the armpit of Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye, are now going on the rampage, making hideous provocations. This is a shame to the nation.

It is deplorable that due to a handful of betes noires, our efforts and the desire of all Koreans to make the Olympics a great auspicious event common to the nation are being mocked and dark clouds lay low over the prospect of the Olympics.

The puppet conservative forces are human rejects devoid of appearance as human beings, to say nothing of elementary etiquette and manners toward the fellow countrymen, and dregs of history that would do only harm to the nation if they are allowed to go at large.

It is quite natural that the south Koreans from all walks of life raise their voices calling for throwing overboard those rubbish so that they would not give off stinking smell any more, being concerned that such acts omen new trouble in the north-south relations.

What should not be overlooked is the south Korean authorities' behavior of conniving at such serious politically-motivated provocation.

As we truly hoped for the Olympics becoming a theater for promoting trust and reconciliation between the north and the south, we repeatedly advised and warned them so as to keep any acts that may incite mistrust and confrontation between the fellow countrymen and get on the nerves of the dialogue partner from being occurred.

Even though they watched the reckless confrontation moves committed by the conservatives, the south Korean authorities have taken a non-committal stand, reading the faces of those conservatives who are no more than living corpses, while talking about "freedom of expression" and only asking them to "restrain". No wonder, the situation is turning out to be worse, far from being brought under control.

This is little short of egging the conservative group on to foster such acts so that they go on the rampage.

The criminal acts committed by the conservative forces with no fear of divine punishment have now greatly enraged the people of the DPRK.

We will never tolerate hideous acts of the conservative hooligans who insulted the sacred dignity and symbol of the DPRK, and the dishonest behavior of the south Korean authorities who connived at such acts, and we can not but take a serious consideration of our follow-up measures regarding the Winter Olympics.

The south Korean authorities have to apologize before the nation for the political provocation, severely punish those involved in the crime and take a prompt measure to prevent the recurrence of such acts.

If the north-south agreement and schedules for the DPRK's participation in the Olympics are cancelled due to the confrontational act of the conservative riff-raffs keen on spouting vituperation and committing provocative acts against the fellow countrymen, the blame will wholly rest with the conservative group and the south Korean authorities.

We value the north-south ties but have no intention to continue to show good faith and magnanimity even while seeing the confrontational fanatics dare challenge the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and its sacred symbol.

We will closely follow the future attitude of the south Korean authorities concerning the recent hideous crime. -0-