Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Int'l Conference for Study of Songun Politics Held in Bangladesh

Pyongyang, February 28 (KCNA) -- The "International Conference for the Study of the Songun Politics-2018" was held in Dhaka on Feb. 15 under the co-sponsorship of the International Central Committee for the Study of the Songun Politics and the Bangladesh Group for the Study of the Songun Policy to mark the birth anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il.

Attending it were personages of political parties and public organizations of different countries, including C. P. Mainali, general secretary of the C.C., Nepal Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) who is former deputy prime minister of Nepal, M. Jahangir Khan, chairman of the Bangladesh Group for the Study of the Songun Policy, Suneet Chopra, secretary general of the All-India Indo-Korean Friendship Association, and Javid Ahmad, chairman of the Kuwait Asian Journalist Association, members of Juche idea study organizations and the DPRK ambassador to Bangladesh and his embassy officials.

M. Jahangir Khan made an opening address to be followed by speeches of C. P. Mainali, Suneet Chopra and others.

They said that the conference is of weighty significance as it is held on the occasion of the 76th birth anniversary of Kim Jong Il.

They praised the immortal feats of Kim Jong Il who reliably defended Korean-style socialism and strengthened the military strength of the country in every way with his unique Songun politics.

They stressed that thanks to the tremendous military power provided by Kim Jong Il, the DPRK is exercising its sovereignty in the international arena with dignity and steadily advancing along the road of independence and socialism without reading other's face.

A signed document supporting the DPRK was conveyed to the DPRK ambassador at the conference. -0-

ASSPUK and JISGE on the 25th anniversary of the publication of "The Abuses of Socialism Are Intolerable "

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                         London 28 February Juche 107 (2018)
   The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK (ASSPUK) and the Juche Idea Study Group of England (JISGE) today issued a statement on the occasion on the 25th anniversary of the publication of the "Abuses of Socialism Are Intolerable " by the great leader comrade KIM JONG Il;
It was 25 years ago that the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL authored his classic treatise  "Abuses of Socialism " to refute the slanders and abuse of socialism by the imperialists and world reactionaries following the counter-revolutions in some countries.
   The work "Abuses of Socialism Are Intolerable " heralded a bold and decisive ideological counter-offensive against the slanders of the anti-socialist forces who took advantage of the frustration of socialism in some countries. As leader comrade KIM JONG IL explained
"The collapse of socialism in many countries was an outcome of the conspiracy and collusion by the imperialists and counterrevolutionary forces and a result of the ideological and cultural infiltration of imperialism and of the corrosive action of Right opportunist ideas. Decisive to the collapse was the role played by the counterrevolutionary schemes of the renegades of socialism in those countries. In order to stifle socialism the imperialists have for a long time been perpetrating every manner of destructive move such as aggression and pressure, blockade and appeasement; at the same time, they have used as their stooges the degenerates and traitors to the revolution who appeared in the upper strata of the communist and working-class movement. As the history of the international communist movement shows, all the ideological confusion and all the twists and turns within it are due to the fact that renegades of the revolution have appeared in its upper strata"
 This is a most profound analysis of the frustration of socialism that shows that this come about as a result of the actions of the imperialists aided and abetted by the renegades and traitors, the Right opportunists who served as the agents of imperialism in the international communist movement.           The great leader comrade KIM JONG IL in the work demolishes the lies of the bourgeois propagandists about socialism. As he says 
" It is sophistry to call socialism “totalitarian”, “barracks-like” and “administrative and commanding”.

Totalitarianism served as the political idea of fascist dictators. Notorious Hitler in Germany and Mussolini in Italy used totalitarianism as an ideological tool to justify their fascist dictatorship. The fascist dictators stamped out even the most elementary democratic freedom and rights of the masses of the working people and enforced unprecedentedly tyrannical policies, behind the misleading name of “national socialism”, claiming that for the sake of the whole nation and the whole state no working-class movement and no class struggle could be permitted. The reactionary nature of totalitarianism is that the interests of the working people are sacrificed for the sake of the rapacious interests of the reactionary ruling class under the pretence that the individual should be subordinated to the whole. What is meant by the whole in totalitarianism is not the whole of the popular masses but a tiny handful of privileged circles such as monopoly capitalists, major landowners, reactionary bureaucrats and warlords. Calling socialism, under which the popular masses are the masters of everything, “totalitarianism” is, ultimately, a preposterous lie which identifies the most progressive idea that reflects the demands of the popular masses with the reactionary idea of fascist rulers.
Denouncing socialism as being “barracks-like” is also absurd. The social way of life is defined by ideology and varies according to the social system. Socialism is the most progressive of ideas that reflects the intrinsic demands of people, and the socialist system is the most advanced of systems under which the popular masses enjoy an independent and creative life to the full. The restraint of their independence and creativity occurs not under the socialist system but under the capitalist system. Capitalist society, where the working people are the slaves of capital, cannot ensure a fruitful life, independent and creative, for them. Claiming that socialism is “barracks-like” is pernicious propaganda that attempts to turn black into white."
                       Thus the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL  hits the nail on the head .
    This work of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL gave fresh inspiration to the world revolutionary people aspiring for socialism whose hopes had been crushed by the modern revisionists betrayal of the socialist cause. It was and is a bright beacon for the revival of the world socialist movement.
 The work "Abuses of Socialism Are Intolerable " is as relevant as when it was published 25 years ago. It is vital reading for Juche Idea followers and friends of People's Korea that should be read over and over again.


Anti-DPRK "Public Statement" of International Body under Fire

Pyongyang, February 27 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the National Coordinating Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on Tuesday as regards another anti-DPRK "public statement" adopted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF):

The plenary meeting of FATF, held in Paris from 21 to 23 February 2018, adopted stereo-typed "public statement" against the DPRK which alleges that there still remain significant deficiencies in anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism(AML/CFT) regime of the DPRK and all jurisdictions should terminate the DPRK's financing of proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD).

We strongly reject this statement as representation of a habitual act of the United States committed by misusing FATF.

The "public statement", a direct reflection of the U.S. sophistry, is no less than a worthless document totally distorting the reality of the DPRK where proper AML/CFT system is put in place and into normal operation.

As already known, FATF recognized that the DPRK had taken a series of actions pursuant to the "international standards", such as revising and supplementing relevant domestic laws and intensifying the roles of financial intelligence and supervisory institutions, and FATF also planned to visit the DPRK in order to get first-hand knowledge of the reality on the spot. But, the visit has not yet been made due to the obstruction of the U.S.

In an attempt to justify the financial sanctions against the DPRK, the U.S., at first, misused "international standards" for charging the DPRK with money laundering and financing of terrorism through financial system. And as collaboration between FATF and the DPRK went well, the U.S. has come up with another allegation of what is called the DPRK's financing of WMD proliferation by disguising the UN "sanctions resolutions" as "international standards".

All the facts eloquently prove that anti-DPRK "public statements" adopted by FATF every year since 2009 are exactly in line with the desperate acts of the U.S. terrified at the might of the DPRK which has rapidly emerged as a world nuclear power.

Our nuclear weapon is a treasured sword for defending peace, capable of thwarting any nuclear threats from the U.S. and preventing it from starting an adventurous war, and therefore, if the FATF is truly interested in preventing the financing of WMD proliferation, it should strongly condemn the U.S. and put sanctions on it, the very country that has the largest stockpiles of nuclear weapons in the world and pours an astronomical amount of fund into their maintenance and modernization even at this moment. -0

Monday, 26 February 2018

Rodong Sinmun Brands U.S. Imperialists as Sworn Enemy of Korean People

Pyongyang, February 26 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun in an article Monday brands the U.S. imperialists as the sworn enemy of the Korean people.

The U.S. imperialists' occupation of south Korea and their policy for aggression on Korea are the root cause of all misfortunes of the Korean nation, says the article, and goes on:

It is the U.S. imperialists that divided the homogeneous nation of the same blood, which has lived in one territory for over 5 000 years, into two. It is also the aggressor U.S. which occupied south Korea militarily and has imposed untold misfortunes and sufferings on our people, resorting to the ceaseless nuclear war provocations against the DPRK.

The DPRK and the U.S. are still at a truce. The U.S. imperialists are our belligerent. Much upset by the situation that our Republic rapidly emerged a world-level nuclear power, military power, the Trump group is recklessly persisting in the nuclear war moves.

The U.S. imperialists remain unchanged in their black-hearted intention to invade our Republic. They never present peace and reunification to the Korean nation.

Our nation will never forget their crimes for all ages but make them pay dearly for the crimes. -0-

Who Is Chieftain Posing "Threats": KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, February 26 (KCNA) -- These days the Abe group of Japan vociferates about "threats" to Japan from the DPRK.

Prime Minister Abe and Defense Minister Onodera at the House of Representatives said that hundreds of Rodong missiles with the whole land of Japan in the striking range have been deployed in the DPRK, stressing the need to introduce long-range missiles capable of removing "threats from north Korea" outside Japan under the principle of "exclusive defense".

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan insisted that it would distribute the "guidelines to cope with crisis", containing the way of evacuation from ballistic missile launch of the DPRK and ways for connection with local self-government bodies, to schools across Japan to be used from March.

Meanwhile, the Abe group let Miura, a scholar on international politics, and other conservative experts spread rumor that hidden "assassination unit" of the DPRK may be in Tokyo or Osaka and that big cities of Japan would be targets of such terrorism in case of a war between the DPRK and the U.S., while intensifying the suppression of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan.

They are making desperate efforts to create terror-ridden atmosphere in the society of Japan under the pretence of "threats" from the DPRK. But it is a thinly-veiled trick.

The sordid intention of the Abe group, anti-DPRK confrontation fanatics, is to realize vile political purpose and ambition for reinvasion by actively spreading the rumor of "threats" from the DPRK.

It is just the Japanese reactionaries who displease the trend of reconciliation and peace on the Korean Peninsula which had been in the brink of war. Because such trend would offer no justification and pretext for them to advance toward militarism so as to turn Japan into a "country able to conduct a war" of which it has dreamed since its defeat.

The Abe group felt urgency for spoiling the atmosphere for peace and driving security uneasiness to the extremes. That's why the false rumor about deployment of missiles with the whole land of Japan in the striking range and "assassination unit" was badly needed for them.

They seek to train the younger generations into brutes occupied by hostility toward the DPRK and militarism by fanning up war-phobia even at schools.

The chieftain fostering unrest and terror in the society of Japan and posing threats to its proper is none other than the Abe group, and it is the Japanese people that are suffering the biggest damage from it.

The Japanese reactionaries sharpening the sword for reinvasion, far from making an apology for the thrice-cursed crimes against the Korean nation, are the sworn enemy of the Koreans and a root cause of misfortunes in the society of Japan and the foe to peace in Asia and the rest of the world.

Japan should stop such foolish act of inviting disasters to it, clearly understanding the strategic position of the DPRK and the trend of the times. -0-

Steadfast Is Our Will to Protect Peace: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, February 26 (KCNA) -- The international community has praised respected Supreme Leader
Kim Jong Un for steering the situation on the Korean Peninsula with his steadfast will to protect peace and achieve the independent national reunification.

Recently the Brazilian newspaper Tera and the Indonesian newspaper Jakarta Post, reporting about Kim Jong Un's revolutionary activities, said that he called for stirring up the atmosphere for reconciliation and dialogue and gave an instruction to take practical steps for improvement of the north-south relations when the U.S. and other countries hostile toward the DPRK pressed for "maximum pressure and sanctions".

ANI of India, Press TV Broadcasting of Iran, the Singaporean newspaper Straits Times, the Romanian newspaper Agerpres and other foreign media vied with each other to report about his noble patriotic intention and wise guidance.

This is the high praise for the great guardian of independence and justice and a fair appreciation of the DPRK's consistent and principled, peace-loving stand.

To improve the north-south relations and ensure durable peace on the Korean Peninsula is an urgent demand of our nation and an indispensable prerequisite to national reunification.

The DPRK has always worked hard to this end and preserved peace and security on this land by smashing every reckless nuclear war move of the U.S. with strong war deterrence.

This year there opened a dramatic opportunity of turn for peace, stability and reunification of the Korean Peninsula. This is a historic event attributable to the noble patriotism of the peerlessly great man and his will to achieve national reunification and protect peace.

The respected Supreme Leader in his New Year Address set forth the policy for great turn in the north-south relations and took proactive steps for its implementation one after another, thus providing a turning phase for national reunification.

Now the international community admires the fact that the north-south relations entered the phase of reconciliation, unity and detente from unprecedented catastrophe, hoping that such atmosphere will last.

However, as seen in the reality, the U.S. and other outsiders responsible for the division of the Korean nation are displeased with the improvement of the inter-Korean relations, making desperate efforts to turn the peaceful atmosphere on the Korean Peninsula back to confrontation and war.

No matter how desperately the separatist forces at home and abroad may try, they can never break the will of our nation to advance along the road of reunification, peace and prosperity.

We will bravely overcome all the adversities of history by concerted efforts of the nation and more vigorously struggle for durable peace on the Korean Peninsula and national reunification. -0

Sunday, 25 February 2018

DPRK High-Level Delegation Leaves

Pyongyang, February 25 (KCNA) -- A high-level delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea headed by Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, left here on Sunday to participate in the closing ceremony of the 23rd Winter Olympics.

The delegation includes Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country, and other suite members.

After arriving Kaesong, it headed for the south side's area at around 09:30. -0-

ASSPUK, JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP support DPRK FM statement on sanction and 'phase two'

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                              London 25th  of February 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 statement in support of the press statement of the DPRK Foreign Ministry concerning the latest sanctions imposed by the US and the threats made by Trump against the DPRK ;
   Since the beginning of the New Year the DPRK has made strenuous efforts to reduce tension and create a peaceful atmosphere on the Korean peninsula .Long-awaited inter-Korean dialogue and cooperation have been realized and the Olympics took place successfully by the inter-Korean collaboration. This has been applauded by the people of the world.
 However the reactionary Trump clique has imposed more draconian sanctions on People's Korea , even going as far to talk about intercepting DPRK vessels on the high seas  which would be an act of piracy and contrary to international law .
  Worse still Trump even said that if the sanctions do not work (which of course they wont) a "very rough phase 2" ,which means military action , will be implemented. This is a most brazen threat . Trump is threatening a genocidal war against the entire Korean nation.
  The DPRK developed the self-defensive nuclear deterrent in order to defend itself against such threats from the US imperialists.
  The DPRK has sternly declared that any kind of blockade against will be an act of war . The DPRK Foreign Ministry sternly warns that the Korean people will take resolute counter-actions against the US imperialists should they try to invoke 'phase two'.
 The US will be entirely responsible if a war breaks out on the Korean peninsula !

ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP condemn anti-DPRK slander of Trump group

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                              London 25th  of February 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 statement in support of the statement of the  Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee(KAPPC) that was issued on the 24th of February concerning the anti-DPRK campaign of the Trump clique of the US:
   The US imperialists are desperate to dampen the ongoing atmosphere for the improvement of inter-Korean relations . As part of their efforts to undermine inter-Korean reconciliation and also to slander the socialist system of the DPRK thereby smearing the dignity of the DPRK and injuring its prestige
they have hurled abuse at the DPRK and its supreme leadership.
 In particular Pence the vice president of the US has let loose a string of slanders .Pence declared that the so-called ' strategic patience is over ' . He viciously slandered the people's government of the DPRK and even made dark and abusive insinuations about the  first vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, who attended the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in south Korea as part of a goodwill mission.
  No one should pardon the slanders of the ignorant Yankee imperialists against the people-centred socialist system of the DPRK and the supreme leadership of the DPRK . It is the US where human rights are violated and where poverty and racism reign supreme.The US and the Trump group has no place to slander the DPRK .
  We support the resolve of the Korean people , as manifested by the statement of the KAPPC to , settle accounts with those slandering the social system and supreme leadership of the DPRK.
 Moreover we fully support the stance of the DPRK not to have face to face talks with the US imperialists and not to have dealings with those who slander the supreme leadership of the DPRK.

KAPPC Urges Japanese Authorities to Prevent Terrorism against Chongryon and Koreans in Japan

Pyongyang, February 25 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC) Sunday issued a statement as regards the fact that in recent days the Japanese authorities and right-wing reactionaries are getting very serious in their hysteria against our Republic and the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon).

Around 03:50, Feb. 23 two Japanese right-wingers with arms committed the heinous terrorist crime, firing several bullets at the hall in which Chongryon headquarters.

The Chongryon Central Standing Committee speaks for the dignity, right and interests of Chongryon organizations and Koreans in Japan and is playing the role as a diplomatic mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea under the present situation that the diplomatic ties have not been established between the DPRK and Japan.

The statement said that from the formation of Chongryon up to this date the successive Japanese governments and right-wing reactionaries have made all sorts of misdeeds against Chongryon organizations and Koreans in Japan, but they did not fire at the Central Hall of Chongryon, the inviolable area in which the DPRK's sovereignty is exercised.

It went on:

The Japanese right-wing gangsters' terrorism against the Central Hall of Chongryon is not merely an accident but a deliberate politically-motivated provocation and heinous crime against the DPRK and Chongryon committed by the Japanese reactionaries with the sinister intention to extremely strain the situation on the Korean peninsula and revive militarism and realize their old dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" taking advantage of it.

The Japanese authorities are misleading public opinion as if the recent incident happened by an individual body and person while investigating the criminals arrested but it is little short of a clumsy excuse to cover up their sinister intention.

It is an open challenge to the DPRK and a prelude to overall crackdown upon Chongryon that the Japanese authorities made right-wing gangsters fire at the hall, not content with making desperate efforts to realize their impossible pipedream.

The more desperately the Japanese reactionaries go in their moves against the DPRK and Chongryon, the more clearly they reveal their despicable true color as disturber of peace and war servant before the world.

The Japanese authorities would be well advised to disclose the background and truth behind the shooting spree to the end, mete out a stern punishment to the chief culprits and accomplices and take a special measure to prevent the reoccurrence of violent crime and terrorism against Chongryon and Koreans in Japan. -0-

U.S. Hit for Bringing Clouds of War to Hang over Korean Peninsula

Pyongyang, February 25 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK issued the following press statement on Sunday:

Respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong Un affirmed his will in his New Year Address to make strenuous efforts to improve inter-Korean relations, create a peaceful environment on the Korean peninsula and ensure a successful holding of Phyongchang Winter Olympics.

Thanks to our supreme leadership's noble love for the nation and strong determination for peace, long-awaited inter-Korean dialogue and cooperation have been realized and the Olympics took place successfully by the inter-Korean collaboration.

However, on the eve of closing of the Olympics, United States is running amok to bring another dark cloud of confrontation and war over the Korean peninsula by announcing enormous sanctions against the DPRK.

Trump has announced new sanctions, the core of which is to completely block the DPRK's maritime trade with other countries, and he openly threatened us by making wild remarks that if the said sanctions do not work, "very rough phase 2" will be operated.

Trump group's attempt itself to threaten us by such sanctions or wild remarks only reveals its ignorance about us.

We came to possess nuclear weapons, the treasured sword of justice, in order to defend ourselves from such threats from the United States.

As we have stated on numerous occasions, we will consider any type of blockade an act of war against us, and if U.S. has indeed the guts to confront us in "rough" manner, we will not necessarily take the trouble to stop it.

If U.S. ignores all of our sincere efforts for improving inter-Korean relations and for preserving peace and stability on the Korean peninsula, as desired by the nation, and doggedly persists instead in provocation against us, we will have a tight grip on U.S. and deal with it with our own way of counteraction, no matter how rough and hysterical the U.S. moves are.

If tension on the Korean peninsula escalates into a brink of war due to the U.S. reckless actions, all the catastrophic consequences resulting therefrom will be borne by the United States. -0-

U.S. Blasted for Hurling Stream of Abuse

Pyongyang, February 25 (KCNA) -- The Trump group is going frantic with the anti-DPRK smear campaign, much upset by the daily-increasing climate of the improvement of inter-Korean ties.

U.S. Vice-President Pence said at a conservative group meeting in Maryland State on Feb. 23 that an era of strategic patience for the DPRK ended and the U.S. would show its decisive will until the DPRK stops threatening the U.S. and its allies and totally abandons the nuclear and missile program.

What is more intolerable is that he dared to describe the first vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, who attended the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in south Korea as a congratulatory mission, as "center of vicious regime" or "pillar of oppressive regime".

In this regard, a spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee on Feb. 24 issued a statement condemning Pence's disgraceful behavior as an act of rogue without an equal in the world.

Unpardonable are that Pence dared to defame the inviolable DPRK government, terming it "dictatorial regime", and absurdly slandered our congratulatory missions including the first vice department director of the WPK Central Committee, the statement said, adding:

It is the mettle of our army and people sharing their destinies with their leader and their social system to find out and punish without mercy those insulting the dignity of the supreme leadership and the social system of the DPRK no matter whoever and wherever they are.

Pence will have a wearing time, witnessing what quagmire his crazy remarks threw the U.S. and himself into.

Trump, who is taking such bete noire as Pence under his wings, should be well aware that we will never beg for dialogue in any case and, particularly, have no dealings with those viciously slandering the dignity of our supreme leadership and government.

We will never have face-to-face talks with them even after 100 years or 200 years. This is neither an empty talk nor any threat.

The U.S. will have to pay dearly for stupid and wild vituperation. -0-

ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP condemn fascist terrorism against CHONGRYON

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                                                             London 25th  of February 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 statement  condemning the fascist terrorism against the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan(CHONGRYON) :
  On the 23rd of February in the early morning 2 Japanese fascist terrorists fired shots at  Central Hall of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) in Tokyo! This is an act of unprecedented fascist terrorism by by the Japanese ultra rightists !.
  CHONGRYON is the dignified organisation of ethnic Koreans in Japan as well as the legitmate organisation of DPRK overseas residents . An attack on CHONGRYON is an attack on the DPRK itself.
  The actions of the Japanese ultra right dovetail with the anti -DPRK,anti-CHONGRYON policy of the ruling Abe group. This despicable action of fascist hooligans in Japan is an assault on CHONGRYON's right to exist .
  We totally condemn this fascist terrorism and call for the Japanese authorities to punish those responsible .Our organisations denounce fascism and all kinds of racism especially that of the Japanese reactionaries.
 We send our full solidarity to CHONGRYON !

Chongryon Blasts Terrorism of Japanese Right-wing Gangsters

Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) -- Nam Sung U, vice-chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), called a press conference at the Central Hall of Chongryon in Tokyo on Friday as regards terrorism by Japanese right-wing gangsters.

Present there were media persons of Chongryon, Japan and south Korea.

The vice-chairman made public a statement at the conference.

The statement branded the terrorism against Chongryon as an unpardonable challenge to the DPRK and the Korean residents in Japan.

The Chongryon Central Standing Committee resolutely denounces such sordid terrorism in the name of all Koreans in Japan, it stressed.

The recent shooting spree is not simply an accident but a planned crime committed against the background of the Japanese authority's hostile policy toward the DPRK and Chongryon, the statement pointed out.

It said that the Japanese authority can never evade the blame for failing to prevent such terrorism.

The statement strongly demanded that the Japanese authority bring the two criminals to heavy punishment and inquire into the hidden circumstances of the case and take proper measures to prevent the reoccurrence of such case.

Then, he answered questions put by reporters. -0-

Japanese Right-wing Roughs Take Potshots at Chongryon Central Hall

Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) -- Japanese right-wing roughs committed an act of terrorism by taking potshots at the Central Hall of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) in Tokyo on Feb. 23.

At dawn that day two gangsters, who got off a black car before the hall and hanged around there, sprayed bullets into the gate and were arrested while fleeing.

According to the confirmation of the case, the chief plotter is Satoshi Katsurada, who drove the car, and the shooter is Yoshinori Kawamura.

Satoshi Katsurada is reportedly a diehard right-wing extremist terrorist who was once deputy head of a Japanese right-wing organization. His stooge Yoshinori Kawamura was the ringleader of a gang of roughs and his present regular job is to perpetrate terrorism.

When those terrorists were arrested by the police, several rightist gangs of Japan thronged into the Chongryon Central Hall, raising a disturbance.

The said crime is not an accident but an intolerable reckless act against the DPRK and the Koreans in Japan. It was a deliberate act of terrorism of the right-wing gang timed to coincide with the enforcement of the provocative anti-DPRK tough policy by the Abe group and the creation of the gruesome climate of the daily-escalating suppression of Chongryon. -0-

Saturday, 24 February 2018

KCNA Commentary Blasts U.S. Sophism about "Unification by Communizing South"

Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) -- The Trump group, which has been vocal about the DPRK's nuclear weapons for self-defence by branding them as a "threat" to the world, is now describing them as the ones for "unification by communizing the south", only to provoke the laughter of the world people.

Dan Coats, director of National Intelligence, CIA Director Pompeo and other top officials of the intelligence agencies of the U.S. at official appearances including the congressional hearing said that the DPRK's ultimate goal is to unify Korea by "communizing the south" with use of nuclear weapons.

McMaster, assistant to the president for National Security of the White House, also said the DPRK's nuclear weapons "aim at intimidation for the purpose of unifying the Korean peninsula under the red flag".

Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Pacific Harris, who has been designated as the U.S. ambassador to Australia, claimed at the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee that the DPRK's nuclear possession is for "reunifying the Korean peninsula under the communist system" and that even though dialogue is held with it, a focus must be set on removing nuclear weapons from the Korean peninsula.

What matters is that this sophism was presented at a time when there is widespread opinion in the international community that the DPRK's nuclear possession is a decisive option taken due to the U.S. nuclear threat and hostile policy and at a time when there opened a dramatic phase for reconciliation on the Korean peninsula thanks to the proactive measure taken by the DPRK in the new year, in particular.

In a word, the sophism is a card played as last-ditch efforts, being upset by the development. The signboard of "unification by communizing the south" was the one oft-repeated by the south Korean conservative group.

This eloquently proves the wretched situation of the U.S.

Clear is its aim. It seeks to brand the DPRK's nuclear weapons as the ones for "unifying Korea by communizing the south", justify arms buildup in and around the Korean peninsula, incite hostility toward the DPRK in south Korea and chill the atmosphere for the improvement of the inter-Korean relations under the pretext of "protecting" its alleged ally south Korea.

But the U.S. is gravely mistaken.

The DPRK's state nuclear force never targets the fellow countrymen as it is the strategic asset common to the nation for guaranteeing the peace and security on the Korean peninsula.

It will be enough to provoke laughter to think that the DPRK built the nuclear force and even have had access to the inter-continental ballistic missile, risking everything just to put palm-size south Korea only under its nose under control.

The DPRK's nuclear weapons are targeted against the U.S. and if the U.S. shows even the slightest sign of provocation, the whole U.S. mainland will face resolute and merciless nuclear blow.

The Trump group had better understand its position and make a wise option of withdrawing the hostile policy toward the DPRK before provoking the laughter of the world. -0-

ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP slam Trump's anti-DPRK sanctions package and threat of war !

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               London 24th  of February 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) a statement denouncing the latest sanctions imposed by the Trump regime on People's Korea and the war threats made by Trump :
   These draconian sanctions are probably illegal under international law and will be unenforcable !
They are not really about nuclear weapons or ICBMS but about trying to destablise the DPRK and effecting regime change , basically trying to crush the socialist system of People's Korea !
  The US now has the absurd situation where it has imposed the same sanctions on the DPRK  not once but four or five times . Are the US leadership complete idiots we ask ?
 We  totally condemn these latest sanctions  and call for all sanctions against People's Korea whether by the US , UNSC , EU, UK  , Russia or China !
The sanctions will fail , they can never crush the Juche self-reliant spirit of People's Korea !
 Should the US send the US Coast Guard to Korean waters it will meet the same fate as the armed spy ship 'Pueblo' or the EC121 spy plane !
  Trump also threatened the DPRK with war if the sanctions failed . This just goes to show the
aggressive intent of US imperialism towards People's Korea .Trump is a tyrant threatening a small country with obliteration if it does not do what he wants . The US can never win a war against People's Korea . We condemn the war threats of Trump.


ASSPUK and JISGE on the 4th Anniversary of the work " Let-Us-Hasten-the-Final-Victory-through-a-Revolutionary-Ideological-Offensive"

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The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK and the Juche Idea Study Group issued the following joint statement to mark the 4th  anniversary of "Let Us Hasten Final Victory Through a Revolutionary Ideological Offensive " by the dear respected leader Marshal KIM JONG UN ;
  It is now 4 years since dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN  his historic speech "Let Us Hasten Final Victory Through a Revolutionary Ideological Offensive " to   the 8th  Conference of Ideological workers of the great Workers' Party of Korea , the organiser and guide of the Korean people. This was and is a most brilliant work that shows the way to win victory in the struggle for the final victory of socialism is to mount a bold and daring revolutionary ideological offensive. In the work dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN declared that
"The one and only weapon for the Korean revolution that made its start empty-handed was a great revolutionary ideology. The revolutionaries of Korea rallied comrades and obtained weapons on the strength of the ideology; and on its strength they defeated imperialist powers and built a prospering socialism"
    This is indeed a great truth and  a principle that should be adhered to constantly. Only through powerful ideological work that people can be motivated to perform greater miracles .
   In view of the reactionary imperialist ideological offensive  against socialism that has been carried out over the past several decades and has recently become more and more intense. Dear respected  Marshal KIM JONG UN is a brilliant thinker who believes in the maxim "attack is the best form of defence " and is putting this into effect on the ideological front. The work calls for not only smashing the ideological and cultural infiltration of imperialism but for a most powerful ideological counter-attack to be launched against imperialist and bourgeois ideas.
   The ASSPUK and JISGE hailed the publication of Let Us Hasten Final Victory Through a Revolutionary Ideological Offensive as it is a most powerful manifesto of KIMILSUNGISM-KIMJONGILISM. Moreover it shows the correct way to build socialism namely through ideological work rather than by certain other methods which have proved disastrous. The Korean revolution and People's Korea of Juche are marching forward under the glorious banner of the Red Flag whilst others have fallen by the wayside or even betrayed the cause of socialism.  The work "Let Us Hasten Final Victory Through a Revolutionary Ideological Offensive" is just like an ideological nuclear deterrent which will blast away imperialism and capitalism.
Since the publication of the work "Let Us Hasten Final Victory Through a Revolutionary Ideological Offensive"  the Korean revolution has steamed ahead at breakneck speed , a new Korean speed with miracles in construction bring wrought every day . The satellite of Juche has soared into the skies conquering space and the H bomb was tested sending shudders down the spines of the imperialists. New buildings such as Mirae Scientists' Street  and Rymyong Street have sprungup.
  Today under the banner of great KIMILSUNGISM-KIMJONGILISM the Korean people are waging a fierce ideological offensive against the imperialists to defend socialism and build a powerful and thriving socialist country.  The Korean people will smash the imperialist sanctions with the spirit of self-reliance and the self-development first idea .The people of the DPRK are firmly united around dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and the Workers Party of Korea . They know no other leader and will resist all attempts at regime change  by US imperialism and big power chauvinism .Led by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN  the Korean people will be ever-victorious !
We recommend a deep study of the work


Anti-reunification force to be eradicated

While hailing north Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics, civic organizations including the South Side Committee for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration and the Progressive Solidarity have made joint support the north and the south of Korea teams, held rallies and press conferences.
Shouting “We are one!” and “Our nation itself”, they waved reunification flags to rev up the climate for inter-Korean reconciliation and unity.  
South Korean homepages posted their feeling of art performance and cheering team of north Korea.
However, the conservative forces including the Liberty Korea Party and the Korean Patriotic Party have made desperate bid to block the trend of hard-won inter-Korean relations.
Some days ago, the ultraconservatives including the Korean Patriotic Party called a rally to release venomous remarks against north Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics.
The Liberty Korea Party has spouted a torrent of vituperation “camouflaged peace offensive” in connection with north Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics to lay bare its true color of confrontation maniac.
In this regard, civic organizations of various circles are inflamed with surging indignation against the conservative forces which have made last-ditch efforts to jeopardize inter-Korean ties in tandem with the foreign forces chanting “Stop all actions against the Olympics”, “evil force, get out” and “Censure pro-U.S. conservatives hampering the Olympics” in the rallies across south Korea.
Ludicrous racket of inter-Korean confrontation made by the ultraconservatives, who are steeped in dependence on outsiders and treachery and enmity toward compatriots, will only invite self-ruin.  

KCNA Commentary Blasts U.S. Preparations for Cyber Attack on DPRK

Pyongyang, February 24 (KCNA) -- A recent revelation puts it that the U.S. has secretly been making preparations to mount a large-scale cyber-attack on the DPRK before making a military attack.

The February 15th issue of the U.S. magazine Foreign Policy disclosed that the Trump administration put all the intelligence agencies including the CIA and the DIA on a high alert to get them ready to launch a large-scale cyber attack as the first phase of the practical military option toward the DPRK, while countering the nuclear and missile threats from it with "word bomb".

The magazine also disclosed that the U.S. had pushed forward the preparations for the attack in top secrecy for the past six months in south Korea, Japan and other places, had already invested funds running at billions of U.S. dollars and trained necessary experts, and that the U.S. military intelligence analysts were accordingly put on standby to be followed by the posting of elite Korean peninsula experts to intelligence arms under the DIA.

CIA Director Pompeo and former and incumbent officials of the U.S. bluffed that the U.S. preparations for the cyber war targeting the Korean peninsula and the intelligence agencies' preparations for the operation have reached the unprecedented level of an all-out charge, adding that the first bullet will be shot by cyber.

Timed to coincide with this, the NBC, Blumberg News, The Washington Post and other U.S. media have now become vociferous about "cyber terrorism" and "threats" from the DPRK.

This proves that the U.S. war moves against the DPRK have reached the phase of practical implementation.

One of the means for the preemptive attack which the U.S. values as much as the nuclear stick and dollars in realizing its hegemonic strategy is the cyber warfare.

The U.S. has so far poured huge human and material resources on strengthening the cyber war capabilities since the 1990s, considering the cyber space as the fifth area for realizing its world domination after the land, sea, air and space.

In May 2010 it set up the Cyber Command and in October 2012 it issued the president's secret order to mount a preemptive attack on any country without advance warning, with the mobilization of all means for hacking attack.

It is not a secret that, under this plan, the U.S. introduced a great number of cyber warfare experts into various types of DPRK-targeted war drills including Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint drills and has systematically conducted the cyber attack drills against the DPRK.

It is an unpardonable terrorist act and a shameless war provocation for the U.S. to spur the preparations for large-scale cyber attack on the DPRK through even the intelligence agencies.

For the U.S. to get vociferous about "cyber terrorism" and "hacking" by someone is nothing but shameless sophism aimed to cover up its despicable nature as a hacking empire and kingpin of cyber terrorism and justify its moves for a war against the DPRK.

Amid the controversy about the resumption of the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises, nuclear war groups including the nuclear carrier have already taken their positions in and around south Korea, ready for advance. Under such situation the U.S. plans to commence even large-scale cyber attack. This proves that the curtain for the second Korean war has already been lifted.

The U.S. had better judge what horrible consequences it can face in case it fires the first bullet by cyber.

The DPRK is fully ready to counter any war mode of the U.S. as it has everything in hands and is ready for everything.

The U.S. should properly understand its rival and should not run amuck. -0-

Friday, 23 February 2018

ASSPUK, JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP support aticle "Japan Can Never Evade Responsibility for Crime of Sexual Slavery

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               London 23rd  of February 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) a statement in support of the article ' "Japan Can Never Evade Responsibility for Crime of Sexual Slavery" written by
 Ri Hye Yong, a researcher at the Human Rights Division of the DPRK Institute of International Studies:
   Japan is trying to dodge responsibility for the truly horrendous and grave crime of imposing sexual slavery on Korean women and women from other Asian countries . It was an unprecedented crime , an evil crimeand indeed an abnormal crime carried out by the Japanese imperialists,. As the article points out that when the words sexual slavery is mentioned , Japan instantly spring to mind.
  The article provided very detailed evidence, including eye witness accounts , that it was a deliberate crime committed by the Japanese state . The Japanese imperialists  have tried to cover up the crime and deny it was their responsiblity by making pitiful excuses that third parties carried out the crime or that somehow it was not coercive and other such rubbish . The article points out that " After World WarⅡ, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East officially branded the sex slavery by the Japanese military as a war crime, and the military tribunal, which was established in Hague, the Netherlands in 1948 found 12 officers of the Japanese army guilty and sentenced some of them to death."
  This notwithstanding Japan has made many efforts to dodge and deny its responsiblity . It tried to object to UNESCO registering documents concerning sexual slavery  and has objected to statues of girl victims of sexual slavery that have been put up in a number of countries.
 The more that Japan tries to conceal and deny its grave crimes against humanity the greater the punishment should. Japan should make a proper apology and take measure to genuinely atone for its evil acts.
  Our organisations support the just demands of the Korean people.
  We urge that this article is given the widest possible readership and that the progressive people campaign against Japanese imperialism.

The Yankee Concrete Wall Dividing Korea

  The 1996 picture folding of the Concrete Wall that divides Korea (shame there is a not a PDF of this) . The wall was built by the south Korean puppet regime of Park Chung Hee on the instructions of their US imperialist overlords . The Yanks and their idiotic mainstream media love to insist that the wall does not exist .
President KIM IL SUNG told a visiting delegation in the 1990s that'The Americans kept silent about the fact that there exists a concrete wall in Korea.The US president welcomed the pulling down of the Berlin Wall but does not support the pulling down of the concrete wall built in the area south of the MDL in Korea. Just as the Berlin Wall was pulled down ,so should the concrete wall built in the areas south of the MDL in Korea"
Pull down the Korean Wall !
Korea Is One !
Yanks Go Home !

ASSPUK, JISGE,UK KFA and BSCPRKP support statement of DPRK KNPC on US-Japan military drills

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  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) a statement in support of the statement issued by the  Korean National Peace Committee (KNPC) on the 22nd of February :
   Despite the ongoing atmosphere of détente and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula , the US imperialists and Japanese imperialists have ploughed ahead ,regardless, with anti-DPRK war exercises which ruin the environment for peace and create tensions. Needless to say the Western mainstream media is silent on the subject.
  The US imperialists and Japanese warmongers have from the 16th of February carried out  a so-ca;;ed " "combined air-defence and missile-shielding drill" which involved Inspection of the system for joint detection, tracking and interception of the DPRK's ballistic rockets and fighters through the coordinated operation of the air-defence network of the U.S. and Japan, and also the interception drill of Patriot missile units under the Japan Air "Self-Defense Force" and the emergency sortie drill of its fighters.
 Significantly not only were the US military involved but the maritime and air units of the Japanese
"Self Defence Force "  , showing that Japanese imperialism plans to make a big comeback to the Korean peninsula with the help of the US imperialists.
  The DPRK KNPC rightly brands the exercises as a " ferocious gangster-like" and calls the US what is namely that "The American empire is a heinous rogue state" and points to the danger of Japan trying to revive the old Japanese empire 'Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere" with help from the US.
  What these exercises show is that the US and Japan have no interest in peace on the Korean peninsula and are keen to disrupt inter-Korean reconciliation .
 Our organisations strongly denounce the exercises and call for an end to all military exercises held by the US and Japan on the Korean peninsula . Moreover there should be a complete withdrawal of US forces from south Korea, the shut-down of US bases in south Korea and a complete end to any
Japanese military involvement on the Korean peninsula.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

KNPC Spokesman Blasts U.S.-Japan War Drills

Pyongyang, February 22 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korean National Peace Committee in a statement Thursday accused the U.S. and Japanese warmongers of staging "combined air-defence and missile-shielding drill" from Feb. 16 under the pretext of tackling "threats" from the DPRK's ballistic rocket and fighters.

The exercises which will last until Feb. 23 reportedly include the inspection of the system for joint detection, tracking and interception of the DPRK's ballistic rockets and fighters through the coordinated operation of the air-defence network of the U.S. and Japan, and also the interception drill of Patriot missile units under the Japan Air "Self-Defense Force" and the emergency sortie drill of its fighters.

The recent drill assumes greater bellicosity and danger as its scope has been expanded as never before with the involvement of the Japan Air SDF and U.S. marines and air force units as well as the Japan Maritime SDF and units of the U.S. navy.

Branding this as a ferocious gangster-like act aimed to tarnish the hard-won atmosphere for the improvement of the north-south ties and for peace on the Korean peninsula, and as a dangerous military provocation to ignite the train of a war, the statement said:

The American empire is a heinous rogue state which seeks to maintain a military edge and achieve its hegemonic ambition under the signboard of "defence of allies" in Asia-Pacific. The islanders of Japan are crafty men eyeing militarist revival and the materialization of their old dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere" with the help of the U.S. master.

The reckless war hysteria of the U.S. and Japan proves who the chieftain standing against Korea's reconciliation and unity and harassing peace on the Korean peninsula is.

We will never remain an onlooker to the gangsters about to brandish swords.

The U.S. and Japanese reactionaries should not run wild, mindful that if they dare provoke the DPRK which has towered as a nuclear power in the East, a world-level strategic state, not properly facing up to the changed world, that will only endanger their security and existence. -0-

Japan Can Never Evade Responsibility for Crime of Sexual Slavery

Pyongyang, February 22 (KCNA) -- Ri Hye Yong, a researcher at the Human Rights Division of the DPRK Institute of International Studies, Thursday issued an article titled "Japan Can Never Evade Responsibility for Crime of Sexual Slavery".

The following is the full text of the article:

When people come up with the words "sex slavery", they call to mind a country, called Japan.

That is because Japan is the most despicable and audacious country in the world, which in the first half of the last century forced hundreds of thousands of women from Korea and several other countries into the humiliating sex slavery and neither felt the slightest remorse nor reflected on its past for over a century.

Nevertheless, Japan recently keeps harping on "championing women's empowerment" deceitfully in the international arenas including the UN. What is worse, it impudently seeks to cover up its past crime by paying a trivial sum of money.

Sex Slavery, A-Class State Crime against Humanity Committed by Japan

Japan is distorting the fact, claiming that the sex slavery started after the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War in 1937. But it began with Japan's "dispatch of its troops to Siberia".

The Japanese soldiers, dispatched to Siberia in August 1918 for imperialist armed intervention against the Soviet Russia, raped the Russian women at random everywhere they passed. As a result, over 12 000 of the 73 000 soldiers, the number equivalent to the troops of a whole division, caught venereal disease, and the casualties far outnumbered those killed in action. This was a huge blow to "the Imperial Japanese Army".

It was the sex slavery that the Japanese military, in panic, contrived on the plea of "preventing the spread of venereal disease and offence of military discipline and whipping up war fanaticism and preserving the fighting power of the army" after that.

As can be seen above, the sex slavery was the crime of organized and massive abuse of women's right, perpetrated by the Japanese government and military from its contrivance to the execution as a state policy.

There are some materials testifying to the fact; a document entitled "the matter of recruitment of the staff needed to operate the military 'comfort stations'", drawn up on March 4, 1938 in the Legal Affairs Section of Japanese Ministry of War, and set with the seals of the Army Chief of the General Staff at that time, Hiroshi Imamura, and the then Director of the Legal Affairs Bureau, Umez; a document on issuing "the Emperor's Edict No. 300" in March 1942, referring to the reorganization of the structure of the Ministry of War for the work related with the operation of the military "comfort stations"; the wartime telegraph dated March 12, 1942, wired by the former commander of the Japanese military unit stationed in Taiwan to the then Japanese Prime Minister, Tojo, to request the supplement of managers needed to control sex slaves.

In the whole period of the aggressive war, the Japanese government set the goal of providing one sex slave for 29 Japanese soldiers and mobilized the state authorities including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior and the "Government-General in Korea", and particularly granted the military authority to organize and execute the plan.

As a result, in the 1920s "comfort stations" were set up in many places of Korea including the present Ranam District, Chongjin City, North Hamgyong Province and Changwon City, South Kyongsang Province. In March 1932 just after the Manchurian Incident, a Japanese military "comfort station" was established for the first time in Shanghai of China, on the order of Okamura, the then chief of Staff of the Shanghai Expeditionary Force.

With the war becoming protracted and occupation zones expanding, hundreds of military "comfort stations" were set up in over 10 countries in Asia and Oceania, and hundreds of thousands of women, mainly on the Korean peninsula, fell prey to massive sex slave hunt by the Japanese authorities, and were abducted to those "comfort stations".

At an interview held in February 1992, Seiji Yoshida, one of those involved in the sex slave hunt, said: "To put it flatly, 'comfort women' were not recruited, but were taken by force. None of them volunteered."

The American newspaper The International New York Times, dated November 15, 2014, reported that in 1942, a lieutenant in Japan's Imperial Navy had organized a military "comfort station" at Balikpapan on the island of Borneo (the present Kalimantan), and mitigated the mood of his troops so well that he had been highly praised by the military authorities, and that he was just the later prime minister of Japan, Yasuhiro Nakasone.

In general, the severest crime against women is sexual abuse. However, at that time, the king, the prime minister, the military and even the police of Japan ran amuck to institutionalize sexual assault and gang-rape, instead of punishing such crimes. On top of that, one of the executors of sex slavery was elected as prime minister later. Hence Japan deserves to be branded as one and the only violator of women's rights.

The sex enslavement enforced by Japan was, to all intents and purposes, a part of Japan's policy of obliterating the Korean nation. Among all the countries, nations and women that suffered from Japan's sex enslavement, the most extreme and miserable victims of it were none other than Korean women, trampled mercilessly by the Japanese imperialists for 40-odd years.

Enforcing wicked fascist laws like "the National Mobilization Law"(1938) and "the Women's Volunteer Corps Service Ordinance"(1944), Japan mobilized its executive agencies including provincial, county and sub-county offices at the lowest echelon as sub-station, all under the "Government-General in Korea", as well as police stations and even military police and the army to the sex slave hunting. They hunted women on their way, in fields, at wells, sleeping at home at midnight, going to or from school, and even mothers-to-be and women in maternity at random.

The captives in Korea numbered at least 200 000, ranging from innocent girls aged 12 or 13 to married women under their forties.

In this regard, at "the 3rd International Forum on Peace of Asia and Role of Women" held in Pyongyang, Sumiko Shimizu, a Japanese woman, said: "The issue of 'camp-following comfort women' is the most vicious act by the Japanese imperialists against the Korean people, a violation of their sexual morality and human rights, destruction of their life and humanity, and a part of the policy of obliterating against the Korean nation. It was an international crime brutally committed in an organized way by the Japanese army and government."

Even after committing the unprecedented crime against humanity, beyond one's imagination, Japan made desperate efforts to keep the crime buried into oblivion of the history forever.

Before and after Japan's defeat in World War Ⅱ, the sex slaves were registered as "assistant nurses" and official records and other relevant documents were all burned on the order of the military and the vice-minister of the Interior. What was worse, Japan committed another state crime of slaughtering the sex slaves, clamoring that "the bloodline of the enemy country must be cut."

However, its crime can be neither kept in secret nor erased in history.

After World WarⅡ, the International Military Tribunal for the Far East officially branded the sex slavery by the Japanese military as a war crime, and the military tribunal, which was established in Hague, the Netherlands in 1948 found 12 officers of the Japanese army guilty and sentenced some of them to death.

The above-mentioned facts clearly prove that the sex slavery is the A-class anti-humanity state crime unique to Japan, contrived by the militarist ruling circles to satisfy the sexual appetite of their soldiers and whip up their morale with sex slaves, particularly a direct result of Japan's colonial rule over Korea and its policy of obliterating the Korean nation.

Japan's Sinister Intention to Evade Its State Responsibility for Crime of Sex Slavery

Japan is bent on refusing to recognize its legal and moral state responsibility for the sex slavery.

Entering the 1980s, the facts of the crime of sex slavery, which had been kept in darkness for over half a century after Japan's defeat in World War Ⅱ, began to be revealed by the historical documents and testimonies of a large number of victims. In this situation, in August 1993, the then chief cabinet secretary, Kono, issued a statement of "asking pardon", as the recruitment of "comfort women" had been conducted by private dealers at the request of the military, mainly in a coercive manner and sometimes with the involvement of public servants.

The point of the statement was that, as the recruitment was mainly done by individual civilians by means of force and some officials were involved by mistake, it was proper to say "sorry", not "apology".

Furthermore, the Japanese government recently moves to deny its heinous sex slavery crimes entirely, casting aside even a "pardon" and insisting that "any warring country recruited 'comfort women'" and that "the prostitutes volunteered for money".

It not only removed the words such as "camp-following comfort women" and "forceful abduction" from the history textbooks for its high schools, but also insisted on revision of other countries' history textbooks, saying that the textbooks contained materials "conflicted with the facts".

Last year, in opposition to the discussion at the UNESCO on inscribing the sex slavery-related documents on the Memory of the World Register, it threatened and blackmailed the international organization, saying that it would suspend paying its share of contribution to it and it would withdraw from it.

This is a reflection of the way of thinking of the "economic animal" that it can resolve everything with money.

Then, why does Japan so desperately try to evade its state responsibility for its bloody, crime-ridden history? Is it because of the inborn character of the insular nation that hates self-reflection upon its wrongdoings? Nay, that explanation is not enough.

Underlying it is its intention to repeat its history of aggression and crime by training not only the rising generations but also all its citizens in the spirit of revanchism and militarism.

On January 14, 2018, one of the Japanese newspapers reported that in the nation-wide opinion poll 83 per cent of the Japanese citizens "supported" Abe's reckless remark that he would not make an iota of concession in connection with the behind-the-scene "agreement" between him and Park Geun Hye's "government" of south Korea on the sex slavery.

The trustworthiness of the opinion poll is doubtful, but if it is true by any chance, the moral despicability of the Japanese citizens are quite shocking as they have not a bit of shamefulness and guilty conscience about their preceding generations' crime of mentally and physically violating hundreds of thousands of women from countries under their colonial rule.

The former German president, Richard von Weizsacker said:

One who has no will to correct his mistakes of the past fails to understand where he is today and why he is in that place. He who ignores his past repeats his past any time.

Herein lies the dangerous nature of Japan that insists on denying its bloody, crime-ridden history.

For that reason, the international community vehemently denounces the Abe government for making frantic efforts to repeat Japan's crime-woven past by turning Japanese citizens into brutes in human skin again.

In August 2014, the UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) demanded that the Japanese government make full reparation to the victims of sex slavery and bring a trial against those who were involved in it. And in May 2017, the UN Human Rights Council issued a report condemning the Japanese government for passing through national examination the history textbooks that distort the crime of sex slavery.

Statues of girls and memorials to sex slaves have been set up one after another in Germany, Singapore, Canada and other countries and parts of the world. Given fierce international outcry over Japan's heinous violation of women's human rights, even the United States is unwilling to take its junior ally's side.

However strongly it advocates "women's human rights" and whatever cunning tricks it employs, Japan cannot cover up its past crimes for the sex slavery--the A-class state-sponsored crime against humanity that has left an indelible mark in mankind's history.

The more Japan tries to conceal its crimes, the greater the punishment will be. Crimes against humanity have no statute of limitations.

If Japan refuses to reflect honestly on the nation's wrongful past and make a sincere apology for its past crime, it will continue to be subjected to strong international condemnation and it cannot evade the responsibility for the disgraceful crime of sex slavery. -0-

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

KCNA Commentary Blasts Confrontational Acts of Rejects of Times

Pyongyang, February 20 (KCNA) -- Embarrassed by the DPRK spearheading the situation for improvement of the north-south relations, the conservative group of south Korea has gone desperate in the moves to check its splashing impact.

Hong Jun Phyo and other men of the "Liberal Korea Party" are blaming the "government", claiming that it has been taken in by "the north's disturbance tactics" to make a mistake of neutralizing the network for applying the UN sanctions on the north and that visit to the north before its nuclear dismantlement will be evidently an enemy-benefiting act as it will be tantamount to congratulating the nuclear development.

On February 17, Hong made such invective that the "government is making Phyongchang Olympics Pyongyang Olympics, being deceived by the north's camouflaged peace offensive, and pursuing the pro-north policy hostile toward allies U.S. and Japan."

Chosun Ilbo, Dong-A Ilbo and other conservative media continue spouting vituperation that the "north is lording it over the Olympics as if it is host" and "it has a concealed intention to induce easing sanctions on the north and contradiction between the south and the U.S." In the meantime, the conservative riff-raffs follow wherever our personnel go to hold anti-DPRK rallies.

The thoughtless acts of the conservative group including the "Liberal Korea Party" are nothing but last-ditch struggling of the rejects of the times driven into the cliff of destruction, being marginalized by the strong trend for national reconciliation and unity.

The art performance of the north's artistes, which made impressive artistic representation of the fact that the Korean nation with the one and the same blood, language and culture can surely achieve peace of the Korean Peninsula and prosperity common to the nation if it courageously advances by pooling intention and will, and the loud chanting of "We are one" made by the cheering group and the response of the south Koreans to it seem to have been heard as death-bell by the anti-reunification forces.

To the conservative forces staking their fate on the national division while clinging to the U.S., the daily mounting atmosphere for north-south reconciliation and reunification can not but be death-like nightmare.

That's why the group of traitors is making desperate efforts to chill the hard-won atmosphere for north-south ties, being indifferent to whether the Olympics is disrupted or a war breaks out, only to maintain its dirty remaining days.

Hong Jun Phyo, Jo Won Jin and other die-hard conservatives' wild vituperation to check the trend for the national reconciliation and unity will only disclose their true nature as despicable imbeciles in human shape, to say nothing of being worth fellow countrymen.

The south Korean authorities should never allow the current atmosphere for reconciliation and dialogue to be undermined and the evil cycle of confrontation between fellow countrymen to repeat itself due to the hysterical act of a handful of conservatives.

The entire nation should courageously turn out in the struggle to throw overboard the group of traitors, mindful that rooting out the conservative forces including the LKP, a poisonous mushroom and cancer-like entity in the way of achieving reunification, is the way for accelerating peace and reunification. -0-

Why People's Korea has one of the lowest divorce rates in the world!-special article by ASSPUK, JISGE and UK KFA


 Visiting the Democratic People's Republic of Korea  many times , I never met anyone who was divorced  . This seems surprising when you consider that in the UK and other capitalist countries divorce is very common. In the UK it is used to be 1 in 3 marriages ended up in divorce , now it is said that 1 in 2 marriages ends in divorce.
  Divorce and family breakdown in the capitalist countries is a big social problem.
Here are the statistics. In the DPRK in 2016 there were  only 2,000 cases of divorce and up to October 2017 there were 1,700 cases . In the UK in 2016 there were 106,959 cases of divorce , 53 times higher than the DPRK !. In the US there was a massive 813,000 divorces in 2016 .In south Korea the number of divorces was 107,000 , again about 53 times the number in the DPRK .  It should be added in south Korea the marriage rate and birth rate are very low.
These statistics reflect the superiority of the Juche -based socialist system which guarantees stable material conditions for the family and marriage.
 What are the reasons why the DPRK has a low divorce rate ? Firstly , marriage and the family are protected by law in the DPRK . Secondly , there is full employment in the DPRK and virtually free housing. In the capitalist countries unemployment and/or financial difficulties is a big cause of marriage breakup. Thirdly, in the capitalist countries individualism and narcissism coupled with consumerism , greed , mammonism etc , ruin many people's marriages. Fourthly , the DPRK has no sex industry or pornography which is a factor in undermining marriage. In the so-called liberal capitalist countries , the oversexualised culture promoted by the capitalist monopolies leads to women being regarded as sexual objects by men. In the DPRK men respect women and vice-versa .
  Thus unlike the capitalist countries the DPRK has a stable family life.

3rd International Songun Conference Held in Dhaka, Bangladesh 15 February 2018

Chief guest was C.P. Mainali, general secretary of Communist party of Nepal, former deputy prime minister of govt. of Nepal, special guest was Suneet Chopra, secretary general of all India indo - Korea friendship association, key speaker was Javaid Ahmad ,President, Kuwait journalists association, moderator was P.R. Pant
Important discussants were Dr. Prof. Faruque haolader of Islamic university of technology, OIC and prof.moh'd younous ali gazi of al mustofa international university, Iran
.. 20,000 signatures were collected in  solidarity with  D P R Korea and handed over to ambassador of dpr Korea in Bangladesh. Nepal, India, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Iran, Cameroon attended the conference and Skype participated UK,USA, Mali, Brazil, Singapore, Kenya, and Canada .14 th February was 3 rd tricontinental solidarity campaign conference in barisal and 15 February was the 3 rd international songun study conference in Dhaka

Monday, 19 February 2018

KCNA Commentary on U.S. Moves to Resume Joint Military Exercises after Olympics

Pyongyang, February 19 (KCNA) -- Displeased with the atmosphere for detente being created on the Korean peninsula thanks to the peace-loving and proactive measure taken by the DPRK, the U.S. is openly going against it.

A typical example is the recent bluffing made by the U.S. charge d'affaires a.i. to south Korea, who at the instigation of the Trump group openly hinted that the joint military exercises with south Korea would be conducted as usual after the Winter Olympics and the issue of postponing the military exercises further has not yet been discussed.

The Trump group's racket for resuming the war exercises is a wild act of ruthlessly trampling even a small sprout of peace that has been now seen on the Korean peninsula, and it is a provocative act of chilling the active efforts of the DPRK and enthusiasm of the international community to defuse tension and create a peaceful environment.

This proves that the U.S. war shadow expected to loom after the Olympics has begun to be activated in its practical phase, not just as a hypothesis.

It is a well-known fact that whenever the DPRK-targeted U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises were held, the peace and security on the Korean peninsula were seriously threatened and hard-won atmosphere for reconciliation and cooperation between the north and the south were spoilt in a moment.

What is more serious is that the Trump group recently announced it would expand the scope of the use of nuclear weapons so that they can be used even at the time of conventional weapon attack on the U.S. and its "allies", and the shipment of huge nuclear strategic hardware to and around the Korean peninsula is timed to coincide with this.

This has touched off the worldwide concerns. Lots of media and experts of the world are now worried that the resumption of the large-scale joint military exercises by the U.S. after the Winter Olympics would without doubt rattle the DPRK and chill the north-south ties that are showing positive sign, and would again push the regional situation to the extremes.

We have already clarified that we will resolutely counter any act of harassing peace and security on the Korean peninsula, and this is by no means any rhetorical threat.

However valuable the improvement of the north-south ties and the peaceful environment may be, the army and people of the DPRK will never remain an onlooker to the gangster-like acts aimed to encroach upon the security and interests of a sovereign state and to interfere in its internal affairs. The U.S. has to clearly understand this.

It is the principled stand and unshakable will of the army and people of the DPRK to counter provocation by prompt counterstrike.

The DPRK which has towered as a new strategic state will never flinch even an inch back from the path of defending independence and justice.

The Trump group has to ponder over the catastrophic consequence to be entailed by its reckless saber-rattling, and make a responsible choice. -0-