Friday, 24 May 2019

Hostility and Prejudice Will Lead Japan to Self-Destruction and Isolation: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, May 25 (KCNA) -- The rash acts of hostility of Japan towards the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), an organization of overseas citizens of our dignified Republic, harden the Korean nation's will to settle accounts with the former.

At a recent meeting of the Cabinet ministers, the Japanese authorities, finding fault with Chongryon, defined it as an object subject to investigation under the Act for the Prevention of Sabotage, and adopted a decision to the effect that it is possible that the latter can commit a violent act of sabotage.

The Japanese authorities' branding Chongryon as an "anti-state organization" is a vivid manifestation of their deep-rooted hostile policy towards the DPRK and an expression of their vicious and black-hearted intention to crack down and stamp out Chongryon at any cost.

Chongryon has consistently worked for defending and ensuring the life and interests of Koreans in Japan and promoting friendship with the Japanese people as clarified in its action programme over 60-odd years since its formation.

It has conducted legitimate activities, abiding by international law and the Japanese laws without interference in the Japanese internal affairs and promoted mutual understanding and friendly exchanges between the peoples of the DPRK and Japan.

This being a fact, the Japanese authorities claim that Chongryon has been involved in the "abduction issue", "illegal export case" and "sci-tech support for the DPRK". This is sheer sophism.

This is nothing but the malignant prejudice to make the public take Chongryon as a "violent body" while antagonizing it for no justifiable grounds and regarding it as the target of crackdown and obliteration.

To look back on history, the Japanese reactionaries have kept Chongryon as the first target of their hostile moves towards the DPRK and persistently resorted to a host of smear campaigns and crackdown against it.

In particular, the Abe regime which set the hostile policy towards the DPRK as the national policy is getting more vicious in its moves against the DPRK and Chongryon.

The shooting spree at the Central Hall of Chongryon in February was followed up by the Japanese customs authorities' fascist crackdown against the students of Kobe Korean High School on their return to Japan after visiting their motherland. This not only offended the juvenile minds of children but seriously threatened even the life and safety of Koreans in Japan.

In March, the right-wing gangsters of the Japanese No. 1 Party insulted and decried the students of the Korean schools. The right of Koreans' children to national education was also trampled upon as evidenced by the justification of a stop to the payment of subsidies for the Korean schools.

What is stunning is that the Abe regime is hell-bent on depriving Chongryon and the Koreans in Japan of all their democratic national rights including human rights, right to living and the right to business and also the legitimate rights universally recognized by international law, while enforcing its own sanctions independent of the UN sanctions, quite contrary to its lip-service for dialogue with the DPRK.

All the facts go to prove that the decedents of samurais remain unchanged in their hostile attitude towards the DPRK and Chongryon despite the changed situation and peaceful climate on the Korean peninsula which draws the attention of the world community.

The encroachment on the national rights of the Koreans in Japan amounts to the encroachment of the sovereignty of the DPRK.

The Abe group should remember that Chongryon just represents the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK in Japan.

Reckless hostility and prejudice will lead Japan only to self-destruction and isolation.

The Japanese authorities would be well advised to roll back their anachronistic and hostile policy towards the DPRK and Chongryon, clearly understanding the trend of the times. -0-

U.S. Is Accountable for Rupture of Hanoi Summit Talks: DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesperson

Pyongyang, May 24 (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 put by KCNA on May 24, as regards the attempt revealing within the United States to impute to the DPRK the cause for the rupture of the Hanoi DPRK-U.S. summit talks:

As we have stated before, the underlying cause of setback of the DPRK-U.S. summit talks in Hanoi is the arbitrary and dishonest position taken by the United States, insisting on a method which is totally impossible to get through.

For the sake of building confidence, a main key to an alleviation of the DPRK-U.S. hostile relations, we took crucial and meaningful measures of a strategically decisive nature including the discontinuation of nuclear test and test-fire of intercontinental ballistic missile, and we also took a broadminded step towards the realization of the repatriation of the American POW/MIA remains.

However, the United States did not respond to our goodwill measures in the same manner, but deliberately pushed the talks to a rupture by merely claiming the unilateral disarmament of the DPRK.

Notwithstanding the above facts, the United States attempts to ascribe the setback of the DPRK-U.S. summit talks in Hanoi to a completely irrelevant issue and to impute the responsibility for the ruptured talks to the DPRK. Such American ulterior intention definitely needs to be brought to the attention.

We hereby make it clear once again that the United States would not be able to move us even an inch with the device it is now weighing in its mind, and the further its mistrust and hostile acts towards the DPRK grow, the fiercer our reaction will be.

Unless the United States puts aside the current method of calculation and comes forward with a new method of calculation, the DPRK-U.S. dialogue will never be resumed and by extension, the prospect for resolving the nuclear issue will be much gloomy.

The U.S. would be well advised to wake up to reality and learn anew how to have dialogue and negotiation. -0-

Thursday, 23 May 2019

ASSPUK,JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP on the 80th anniversary of the battles in the Musan Area.

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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               London 23rd of May Juche 108(2019)
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 nd the British Solidarity Committee for the Peace and Reunification in the Korean Peninsula(BSCPRKP today issued a joint statement on the 80th  anniversary of the offensives in the Musan area ;
  It is now 80 years since the great leader Generalissimo KIM IL SUNG , an ever-victorious ,iron-willed brilliant commander and gifted military strategist led to victory the battles in the Musan area of the northern part of Korea .
  The Korean People's Revolutionary Army commanded by the great leader Generalissimo
KIM IL SUNG dealt heavy blows to the Japanese imperialists . The operation in the Musan area demonstrated once again the might of the KPRA and administered heavy political and military blows at the Japanese imperialist aggressors who had been advertising that Korea was a “stable rear area”. It also inspired the people with courage and the sure hope for the liberation of their homeland, and encouraged them to rise up vigorously in the struggle against the Japanese imperialists.
  The battles in the Musan area showed the great vitality  of the Juche-orientated revolutionary line of armed struggle that had been laid down by Generalissimo KIM IL SUNG. The victory was due to the Juche-oriented military guerilla tactics and outstanding art of command of Generalissimo KIM IL SUNG .
  The victory in the Musan area and the exploits of generalissimo KIM; IL SUNG will shine forever !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

Reveal the truth

Reveal the truth 

A broad spectrum of south Korean people are inflamed with surging indignation against the opposition Liberty Korea Party which debased the victims of sunken ferry Sewol  and its bereaved families.
The disaster of ferry Sewol  is a deliberate genocide caused by the Park Geun-hye regime.
Nevertheless, the LKP disturbed the efforts of the ad hoc committee for probing truth behind the ferry disaster and used abusive language against the bereaved families who demanded punishment of those responsible for it. Moreover, it hurled invective at the bereaved families “dangerous elements” and “political demagogue”.
A new conference was held to condemn the LKP on May 10 outside the Seoul High Public Prosecutors Office under the sponsorship of the April 16 Consultative Council of Families of Victims and the April 16 Solidarity.
They closed the press conference by chanting “Punish LKP!” and “Punish Hwang!”
On May 11, a candlelight procession took place in demand of the dissolution of the LKP and punishment of its representative Hwang Kyo-ahn and floor leader Na Kyung-won with attendance of 3 000 residents.
Another disaster of ferry Sewol would recur if the LKP remains intact, they noted and called for the people to accelerate the action to dismantle and punish the LKP by dint of the candlelight resistance. 
A candlelight rally took place on May 18 in Seoul to demand the dissolution of the LKP distorting the spirit of the Gwangju uprising and disturbing the process of investigation into the sunken ferry Sewol.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

KCNA Commentary on Self-destructive Acts of S. Korean Conservatives

Pyongyang, May 22 (KCNA) -- Recently in south Korea the conservative forces including the "Liberal Korea Party" are going mad with confrontation, while labeling our righteous strike drills as "provocation".

The LKP is spouting a load of abuse every day, remarking that they should regard the north's missile fire as provocation and take issue with it in a strong and serious manner, and the north's move is tantamount to the declaration that 50 million people have been held as nuclear hostages.

The representative of the party Hwang Kyo An is in the vanguard of such racket.

The confrontation maniac Hwang is hell bent on malicious propaganda in Taegu and other areas, saying that "the north fired missiles one after another and if it fires missiles tipped with nuclear warheads, they will land right in Seoul, Taegu and North Kyongsang Province."

The "Parun Mirae Party" cried out for putting joint military exercises with the U.S. on a regular basis and resuming the intensive drills, while blatantly branding our military drills as "a breach of the Panmunjom Declaration and an express violation of the UN resolution".

This is a mad act which can be done only by the worst-ever confrontation maniacs having an old evil habit of finding fault with the fellow countrymen.

They wholeheartedly welcomed their master’s dangerous anti-DPRK war drills and fire of ICBM targeting the Korean peninsula. But they are desperately blasting the just drills we performed on our land to defend the security of the country and nation. This shows well how much they went mad about confrontation with the fellow countrymen and sycophancy toward big powers.

What's more, the conservative forces who have slandered the historic north-south declarations and the agreement in the military field supported by all the compatriots ever since they were adopted, are now talking about a "breach of declaration" by someone. This is the height of absurdity and illogicality.

What should not be overlooked is the fact that the conservatives intensify the offensive against the present regime by taking the advantage of this.

The conservative group of traitors is pouring scorn on the present regime and putting political pressure on it, while crying out for "re-examining the policy toward the north" and "tightening anti-DPRK sanctions through south Korea-U.S. alliance and international cooperation".

They seek to justify their past criminal acts of driving the inter-Korean relations to the brink of war by inflaming consciousness of confrontation with the fellow countrymen, and in this way they try to provide favorable conditions and circumstances for realizing their ambition to seize "power". This is their true intention.

No matter how desperately the traitors who are crazy about confrontation with the fellow countrymen and seizure of power may struggle to turn the stream of history back to the past dark era, this will get nowhere.

At present in south Korea, the struggle for disbanding the LKP has turned into the second candlelight demo.

According to the public petition billboard of Chongwadae, the number of petitioners demanding the disbandment of the LKP has reached over 1.8 million.

This directly shows that the hideous conservative confrontation maniacs are bound to face the severe punishment by the nation.

The south Korean conservative group is fated to rush toward destruction. -0-

UK KFA responds to slander by NKNews

                                                             

NKNews  have published their worst ever slander so far against UK KFA and its Chairman 
Dr Dermot Hudson.
 The founder of NKNews in the past worked for the German Marshall Fund of the USA which is widely regarded as a CIA front body ,as one journalist wrote of the Marshall Fund " administration board is still made up by personalities who, most of them, are involved in secret actions undertaken by the United States." . Also this individual worked for Center for Arms Control & Non Proliferation, another shadowy US body . Another NKNews staff member was in the US army and apparently "Facilitated successful execution of over 1100 military aircraft missions supporting operations in Afghanistan and Iraq". Yet another NKNews staff member used to copy editor of the south Korean puppet propaganda mouthpiece "The Korea Herald " On top of this their material is regularly sourced from the so-called "Daily NK " an anti DPRK propaganda organ in south Korea under the control of the south Korean puppet National Intelligence Service and the CIA .The south Korean staff working for NKNews are from the south Korea NIS and south Korean army . NKNews is also thought to linked to the British MI6 and possibly other intelligence agencies.
  NKNews were responsible for harassing a UK KFA picket of the south Korean puppet embassy in November 2013 and illegally filming it .NKNews have illegally published the photos of UK KFA members without permission  thus breaking the law.

 NKNews have chosen to rely on the so-called testimony of a  person was actually expelled from KFA on the 22nd of April after a serious and substantial complaint by a long standing KFA member and activist was made on the 7th of April . The complaint stated that they witnessed from this individual very "unwanted acts of arrogance, classism and outrageous disrespect"  and a " colonialist attitude "  . Moreover  the individual concerned displayed a racist attitude towards other members by " mocking my accent and doing that very racist thing of “what?say it again? I can't understand you” when he understands every single word I say"  .  The complaint also stated that " The same person that is supposed to look after the “security” and sees infiltrators every time a new comer shows any interest for the KFA but in practice sabotages the association like nobody can." and " I would like to quote James Whitcomb Riley and his duck test. “When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.” When I see a person that systematically sabotages people's willingness and efforts I can only call that person a saboteur."
      Thus this person was expelled from KFA taking on the basis of this complaint plus concerns raised by UK KFA officials in September 2018 about the suitability of the individual for a KFA role and KFA membership plus some earlier informal complaints made in August 2017. We became aware that there was something very wrong about this person during the September 2018 delegation. The individual concerned was given the chance to refute the allegations against him and present 3 letters of support from UK KFA members however he declined to do so .
  KFA has a policy of zero tolerance for racists and fascists . They are not permitted in our ranks.
  It can be added that the person concerned often expressed elitist views  which is out of place in an all inclusive organisation like KFA . For example he wanted to exclude people from certain backgrounds from meetings actually calling people on benefits and pensioners  'the dregs of society ' . He also said  that working class were not cultured enough" and "people of working people origin were not smart enough to know the names of a really exotic type of fruit." He would also refer to 'northern idiots ' and 'northern drunks' (meaning people from the north of England )
  As well as the complaint made by a member about the individual concerned , an investigation has turned up the following ;
- In Beijing, came out with comments in respect to Chinese people "looking all the same. 
-also in Beijing shouted at Chinese hotel staff , this was witnessed by the whole delegation. Also was alleged to have been racist towards Air China cabin staff.
-Attempted to pit members of the UK KFA against each other
-acted in an anti-social way during the September delegation
- tried to pass judgement on people's mental health which he is not qualified to do so and called for excluding people from UK KFA on the grounds of mental health.
-is still in possession of some UK KFA property namely some posters which he is not entitled to 
- the traitor tried to profit off the backs of the Korean people by reselling a gold coin he had bought
-that the individual concerned is linked to the Conservative Party and 'Conservative Friends of Israel'

  The accusations in the NKNews  article are all  false .  Our answers are as follows
  • there is the possibility for hardworking members of KFA and the Juche Idea Study Group of England to receive subsidies for visits to the DPRK when a surplus of  funds permit . This person was constantly pleading poverty saying  'I am from a one parent family' and ' I am a poor working class student' and pressed for money and free stuff from KFA , JISGE and the DPRK as much as he could. He always demanded a DPRK calendar for his granny
  • It is quite normal for small gifts from the DPRK to be given to members and not just one person.
  • This person did not contribute a single penny to KFA funds but was always trying to get KFA to give him stuff for free.In fact was never asked to contribute money to UK KFA other than the normal collection taken at the end of the meeting.
  • No one in UK KFA has ever been ordered to do anything , people volunteer for things .
  • The individual concerned was not promoted immediately but given a KFA role after several years, in fact after about 4 years of involvement - He volunteered for the role himself  and appeared to enjoy the importance  as well a perception of authority over others it gave him within KFA .
  • As to anti LGBT remarks ,KFA has a policy of not discriminating against anyone on the grounds of gender ,sex or orientation. It was this person who constantly made anti LGBT remarks and angered other members of the delegation in September 2018  repeatedly mentioning the subject so much that another member of the delegation said 'just what is your problem ?' . The person concerned also went on about 'cross dressing '
  • This person took upon himself to look up people's names on electoral registers no one asked him to .
  • This person constantly said that UK KFA was been infiltrated and tried to set himself as an amateur CHEKA , Stasi or Securiatate  . He was very keen to expel other people from KFA.
  • He did not work 10-15 hours for KFA , this is a completely false allegation, at best on average he did 1 or 2 hours of work for UK KFA per week if that . In the past year he has tended to be on foreign trips and not around
  • He did not book venues for meetings and events , this was done by others.
  • This person attempted to create paranoia within UK KFA  .



UK KFA members have been angered by the treachery of this individual . Members and activists have commented that 'why they listening to him , he has no friends and is a twat' , 'he is a narcissist ', 'he is a clearly some kind of spy'  , ' a spoilt brat', a 'baby throwing his toys out of the pram and  ' he is a worse scumbag than we thought '.
  The response of the individual to his expulsion has been truly vile. This has included attacks on the UK KFA chairman on Facebook, illegally publishing internal UK KFA conversations and private messenger conversations , threatening violence against UK KFA officials and members, trying to hand a KFA membership list to NKNews which again breaks the law.
 This individual despite pleading poverty all the time and demanding free trips to the DPRK told other members of the delegation that he had 3,000 Euros spending money , subsequently he made trips to the Ukraine, Germany and Vietnam .We wonder where the money is coming from ? Was he working for the other side all along ?, Indeed we wonder why he stayed in an organisation which he had parted company with in spirit .If he was so disillusioned as the article implies why didn't have the honesty and integrity to leave ?
  UK KFA is not a cult . We have members from all walks of life and all ages .Members have a wide range of interests beside the DPRK . We have rail fans and sports fans within our ranks.

UK KFA totally rejects this vile attack on us and our work by the hack media and by a deceitful traitor . Our record speaks for itself , we actively defend the DPRK , doing what it says on the tin . Since the beginning of the year we have had 2 regional meetings , a picket and a poster exhibition

We hereby put NKNews on notice that we are considering legal action against them over this article and will make a formal complaint to the Independent Press Complaints Commission.

ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP on the 1st anniversary of the DPRK-US June 12th Summit

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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               London 22nd of May Juche 108(2019)
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 nd the British Solidarity Committee for the Peace and Reunification in the Korean Peninsula(BSCPRKP today issued a joint statement on the 1st anniversary of the historic June 12th DPRK-US Summit ;
 Very soon , in a few weeks time , it will be the first anniversary of the historic June 12th between the supreme leader of People's Korea dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and Trump president of the US .This was an incredible event that brought hope and expectation for peace and common prosperity not only to the people of the two countries, who had been most hostile to each other in the world, but also to the international community.Many people thought that a summit between the US and DPRK was totally impossible and that war between the US and the DPRK was only a matter of time .However on June 12th 2018, the summit between respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and President Trump was held , the first ever DPRK-US summit in world history .
   The DPRK supreme leader Marshal KIM JONG UN and the US president sat down together and talked .A joint statement was signed .The joint statement pledged to end the hostile relationship between the two countries and to build a permanent and durable peace mechanism on the Korean peninsula .
   The DPRK under the leadership of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN worked hard to implement the joint statement by returning remains of US troops who died during the Fatherland Liberation War .Also the DPRK has not conducted a nuclear test or an ICBM test since the summit .
  However, the US has not implemented its side of the agreement . It has persisted in enforcing sanctions against the DPRK , even trying to increase them in some fields. It has illegally seized
the DPRK trading ship  the 'Wise Honest ' . Moreover , the US has persisted in military manoeuvres against the DPRK , simply changing the name . The hostile policy of the US is evident in other fields such as the 'human rights ' issue .
   We urge the US sincerely implement the DPRK-US June 12th statement by completely and irreversibly renouncing its anti -DPRK hostile policy .Sanctions against the DPRK must be revoked and all anti-DPRK military exercises no matter what clever name is used for them , must  be ended and the US should work towards building a new peace mechanism by signing a peace treaty with the DPRK and withdrawing its troops from the Korean peninsula  !
USA , HANDS OFF PEOPLE'S KOREA !
IMPLEMENT THE JUNE 12TH JOINT STATEMENT !

ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

KCNA Commentary Terms Former U.S. Vice-President Biden Snob Bereft of Elementary Quality as Human Being

Pyongyang, May 21 (KCNA) -- Former U.S. Vice-President Biden has gone reckless and senseless, seized by ambition for power.

The presidential candidate from the Democratic Party during his recent election campaigning reeled off rhetoric slandering the supreme leadership of the DPRK.

What he uttered is just sophism of an imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being, let alone a politician.

He has been accused even within the Democratic Party, to say nothing of the American society, for his vulgar acts and words about women and his thoughtless remarks.

It is well known to the world that he received a grade of F during university days for plagiarizing other's article in his paper and could not but give up running for presidency in 1988 for plagiarizing a speech of a British politician that led to a public furor.

In April 2011 when the then President Obama was in the middle of making a speech, he was fast asleep in the auditorium to become a laughing-stock of the media. Once he called his political rival Republicans "shrieking pigs" to startle the public.

It is by no means accidental that there is nonstop comment over his bid for candidacy that he is not worth pinning hope on, backed by the jeer that he is a fool of low IQ.

Even the American media derided him as a man with "manic-obsessive running of the mouth", saying that he likes giving a speech but he is not serious in his words.

Yet, he is self-praising himself as being the most popular presidential candidate. This is enough to make a cat laugh.

It is easy to conjecture the politics to be pursued by such a thoughtless guy.

Such a guy had the temerity to insult the supreme leadership of the DPRK, an intolerable and serious politically-motivated provocation against the DPRK.

Explicitly speaking, we will never pardon anyone who dare provoke the supreme leadership of the DPRK but will certainly make them pay for it.

Biden had better think back the reason for his past two failures in presidential elections and remember that prudence commensurate with the object is integral to a presidential candidate. -0

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

KCNA Commentary Urges Japan to Remember Lesson from Defeat


Pyongyang, May 21 (KCNA) -- Computer virus is to be used as a military weapon in Japan.

The Japanese Defence Ministry formally decided to develop computer virus and include it in defence equipment within 2019.

It is nothing but a dangerous project of a war-thirsty state and aggression-minded nation.

Kyodo said it is the first time that computer virus for disturbing rivals' information and communication network has been included in defence equipment.

As a result, the cyber unit inaugurated in the "Self-Defence Forces" in March, 2014 will be readied to go into action as the attack armed forces within a few years.

This shows that Japan gets more undisguised in its war hysteria with each passing day, and the capacity of the SDF for fighting a war has been boosted in a diverse way.

Military giant and overseas expansion are the invariable ambition of Japan.

Japan with huge annual military spending has now emerged as a military entity and a dangerous force enough to fight a war of overseas aggression.

This being a fact, Japan is getting over-heated in the development, purchase and deployment of ultra-modern weapons this year, too, instigated by its invariable ambition for turning it into a military giant.

Shortly ago, the Japanese government expressed its intention to take an active part in the discussion of the application of artificial intelligence weapon and declared the research and development of the new Aegis radar system together with the U.S. under the open pretext of coping with the threat from updated missiles of big powers. It is mulling purchasing "radar for defending territory", part of interceptor missile system, from the U.S. by 2025.

What should not be overlooked is that the SDF is boosting its capacity to fight a war and going busy advancing into other countries.

Warship Izumo of the Japan Maritime SDF also known as sub-carrier is being involved in a months-long joint military drill aiming at containing China while sailing around the waters of the Indian-Pacific perimeter with the amphibious task force aboard. Japan dispatched members of the SDF even to the Sinai Peninsula under the excuse of the "security law".

On May 8, the House of Councilors of Japan approved the conclusion of the "agreement on mutual offer of material and labor" meant to interchange food, ammunition and labor between the SDF and the French and Canadian forces.

What matters is that Japan describes them as the ones for "defense" and is openly stepping up the preparations for a war of aggression.

Japan cites "security" and "defence" to justify the development and reserve of computer virus, but they are little short of poor excuses for concealing its aggressive nature as shown by the reality.

Japan's aim behind its desperate efforts to boost the SDF's capacity of fighting an actual war is to revenge its defeat in the Second World War after becoming a war-capable state at any cost, not to ensure security.

Japan's moves for military expansion arouse great concern and vigilance from the international community including regional countries as they seriously threaten peace and security in the Korean peninsula, region and the rest of the world.

Has Japan forgotten a bitter lesson from its defeat yet?

It should remember that the international community is keenly watching its every action. -0-

Monday, 20 May 2019

Election of Deputies to the 14th Supreme People' Assembly

The West Sea Barrage

Self-Reliance March

Self-Reliance March

Rodong Sinmun on Independent Line of WPK

Pyongyang, May 20 (KCNA) -- Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un re-formulated it as the steadfast political line of our Party and state to build a powerful socialist country by sticking to the revolutionary line of independence and the strategy of self-reliance at the Fourth Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and the First Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly.

Rodong Sinmun Monday says in an editorial article that this is a noteworthy event in which Kim Jong Un declared at home and abroad the iron will of the WPK and the people to achieve the great cause of the building of a powerful country by giving fuller play to the spirit of national independence and national self-respect which has been fully displayed since the early period of the Korean revolution.

Independence is the only way to realize our great aspiration to build the most powerful country, the people's ideal society, the editorial article points out, and goes on:

Independence gave birth to modern Korea and it is the bloodline and lifeline that has dynamically advanced it along the road of prosperity.

President Kim Il Sung's and Chairman Kim Jong Il's history of leading the building of a prosperous country is, in essence, the one of national independence and national self-respect.

The validity and vitality of the independent line have been more clearly proved in the grand march of the new century of Juche.

Our Party has vigorously pushed ahead with socialist construction from the firm standpoint that revolution is the struggle for realizing the independence of the popular masses, and carrying forward the revolutionary cause of Juche is, in essence, the inheritance of independent faith, independent politics.

The days when Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has led our revolution are the brilliant period in which a model of independent politics for the times has been created.

The WPK's absolute authority, socialist Korea's prestige and our people's dignity fully demonstrated before the world are the brilliant fruitions of Kim Jong Un's experienced and seasoned politics of independence.

A new chapter of the era of the Worker's Party in which development and prosperity are achieved with our own efforts has been opened up, and this constitutes the undying patriotic exploit of Kim Jong Un.

It is the unanimous will of our people to win earlier the victory in building a powerful socialist country by thoroughly implementing the independent line of the WPK.

The article stresses that a series of eye-opening events and victories which can be hardly estimated with existing political conception and economic figures are in store for Juche Korea, the country of strong independence. -0-

Sunday, 19 May 2019

ASSPUK,JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP support Appeal of the Central Committee of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front of south Korea.

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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               London 19th of May Juche 108(2019)
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 the Peace and Reunification in the Korean Peninsula(BSCPRKP today issued a joint statement in support on the Appeal issued by the Central Committee of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front of south Korea on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the Kwangju Popular Uprising;
 The Kwangju Popular Uprising of May 1980 was a great anti-fascist ,anti-imperialist resistance struggle of the south Korean people who aspired for an end to the dark military fascist rule of the Chun Do Hwan puppet regime and the oppression of US imperialism .
   The Appeal notes that  "The indomitable spirit of the resistance fighters and their call for justice 39 years ago are still encouraging the south Korean people as an initial explosive of struggle, and their noble intention and desire, still remaining as a pending task, are calling on the people to wage a new struggle."
 Two years ago the despotic and insane Park Geun Hye , the descendant and continuer of previous fascist regimes , was forced out of power by the Candlelight resistance struggle of millions of south Korean people. The ousting of Park Geun Hye from power was a realisation of the desires of those who fall in the struggle for democracy in Kwangju in May 1980. However the fascist Liberty Korea Party (LKP), a remnant of the era of fascist dictatorship in south Korea is trying to revive fascism in south Korea thereby insulting the memory of the Kwangju martyrs.
   The Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front of south Korea(AINDF), the vanguard of the patriotic anti-imperialist forces in south Korea is calling for a struggle against the revival of the reactionary , fascistic conservative forces in south Korea .  The Appeal issued by the AINDF says
that the fascist must be eliminated and punishment must be meted out to it .
  We support the Appeal of the AINDF Central Committee and call for the complete elimination
of the fascist Liberty Korea Party in south Korea  !
DISSOLVE THE FASCIST LKP !
DOWN WITH FASCISM !
LONG LIVE THE ANTI-IMPERIALIST NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC FRONT OF SOUTH KOREA !
KOREA IS ONE !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

Blamed “long journey for people”

Blamed “long journey for people” 

The leadership of opposition Liberty Korea Party, which blocked bill on reform that was under discussion at the parliament by means of violence, is making a tour across south Korea to win popularity.  
On May 10, students affiliated to the Progressive Federation of University Students of North Gyeongsang Province held a news conference to lash out at Hwang Gyo-ahn’s visit to Daegu.  
The students censured that Hwang, who had stymied the progress of investigation into sunken ferry Sewol and been involved in dissolution of the Unified Progressive Party, is the source of evil. They urged him to stop his “journey for the people”. 
After Hwang’s departure, they chanted slogans “Break up the LKP” and “Punish Hwang”, saying Daegu is no longer a garden for the LKP.
On May 14, civic organizations in Daegu lashed out at Hwang, who was on a visit to Daegu, by saying the LKP and Hwang should not deceive the people with the veil of “long journey for the people”, the only wish of the people is the dissolution of the LKP.    
The coteries of LKP threw the parliament into a disorder and vociferating “leftist dictatorship”, while touring across south Korea. However, they meet only angry public feelings demanding the dissolution of the LKP. 
It is a miscalculation that the group of LKP takes the tonsure and holds rallies across south Korea to win popularity, the south Korean people deride.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

C.C., AINDF Calls for Unity to Eliminate Evil-doing Conservative Forces

Pyongyang, May 18 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front (AINDF) made public an appeal on May 17, on the occasion of the 39th anniversary of the Kwangju Popular Uprising, according to the website Kuguk Jonson.

The appeal said that the May 18 Kwangju resistance was an eruption of the resistance and will of the south Korean people never to pardon the barbarous suppression by the pro-U.S. military dictatorship of traitor Chun Doo Hwan and an explosion of their aspiration and ardent desire to root up all sorts of injustice and deep-seated evils and live in a new world governed by justice and truth.

The appeal went on:

The indomitable spirit of the resistance fighters and their call for justice 39 years ago are still encouraging the south Korean people as an initial explosive of struggle, and their noble intention and desire, still remaining as a pending task, are calling on the people to wage a new struggle.

Two years ago, our people waged a great candle-light resistance. This impeached Park Geun Hye, a descendant of the military fascist dictatorship, and meted out stern punishment to the conservative ruling forces, shaking the whole world. It was a great deed done in the unyielding struggle for realizing the intention of the Kwangju Popular Uprising.

However, the "Liberal Korea Party" (LKP), which was ostracized in the trend of history, is making desperate efforts to bring back the past dark era, making a mockery of the souls of participants in the Kwangju uprising.

The reckless act of the evil-doing conservative forces is nothing but a revelation of their black-hearted intention to turn this land into a tundra of democracy, civil rights and public welfare and a theatre of confrontation between fellow countrymen through a bloody revenge by realizing the wild ambition for retaking power at any cost.

History and reality eloquently prove that unless the descendents of the military fascist slaughterers and the evil-doing conservative forces are eliminated, the noble desire of participants in the Kwangju uprising will never come true and the south Korean people will be deprived of their gains in the candle-light resistance, which would be led to the second Kwangju massacre.

The prevailing situation is urgently calling on all the people to turn out in the all-out struggle to eliminate the evil-doing conservative forces.

Let us all turn out in the struggle for eliminating LKP, the enemy of democratization stamping out democracy and civil rights, in the spirit of the May resistance and the candle-light resistance!

Let the people from all walks of life mete out severe punishment to LKP, the party of traitors, seeing through the deceptive nature of the LKP's crafty farce for "a long march for people's livelihood".

The appeal called upon each party and each faction and people from all walks of life to intensify the solidarity and unity in the struggle for eliminating LKP and make a joint effort to do so, transcending differences in political view, religious belief and ism.

The appeal called for never pardoning but decisively smashing the anti-national moves of LKP clamoring for sanctions and pressure on the fellow countrymen and resumption of military drills with foreign forces.

It called on all the people to get united in order to eliminate the evil-doing conservative forces and realize the desire of the resistance fighters for independence, democracy and reunification without fail. -0-

ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRK support the article "Striving for Realization of Genuine International Justice Holds Principal Position in Foreign Policy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea"

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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               London 18th of May Juche 108(2019)
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 nd the British Solidarity Committee for the Peace and Reunification in the Korean Peninsula(BSCPRKP today issued a joint statement supporting the article "Striving for Realization of Genuine International Justice Holds Principal Position in Foreign Policy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea";
  Our organisations applaud the excellent article , "Striving for Realization of Genuine International Justice Holds Principal Position in Foreign Policy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea" published on Friday 17th of May which stresses the great role performed by the DPRK in struggling against imperialism and big powers , for independence and justice.  As respected Marshal KIM JONG UN said to the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea   "It is essential to fight for genuine international justice."  Justice equals independence and independence equals justice . Justice means countries rejecting outside intervention and interference as well as subordination and domination.
  The great leaders President KIM IL SUNG and Chairman KIM JONG IL put forward the most excellent concept of global independence , of making the whole world independent . They forward the slogan 'Let the people's of the whole world advocating independence , unite  !".They also consistently struggled for a new international order based on independence and justice instead of the old world order of domination , subordination ,injustice, exploitation and oppression . Now the torch of independence , the torch of justice is carried forward by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN .
   Respected Marshal KIM JONG UN laid down dynamic policies for achieving global independence
at the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea and has worked hard for global independence as well as to boost the international relations of the DPRK  including Four-time visits to the People's Republic of China, visits to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Russian Federation and two-time DPRK-U.S. summit meetings plus a DPRK -Cuban summit in Pyongyang .
  Nowadays the imperialists are stepping their interference in many countries such as Venezuela , Syria and Iran .Therefore it is essential to hold higher the anti-imperialist independent banner.
As the article makes clear "The DPRK will not make any slightest concession nor compromise, as in the past, on the matters relating to the fundamental interests of our state and people and make determined efforts to achieve genuine justice which serves to fairly meet the demand for independence and interests of all countries and nations." The DPRK under the leadership of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN will  hold higher the banner of anti-imperialism and independence and smash any independence.
 We support this article and the DPRK's call for building a new independent world based on justice and independence ! We commend the article and call for a deep study of it
http://juche007-anglo-peopleskoreafriendship.blogspot.com/2019/05/striving-for-realization-of-genuine.html

Let the people's of the whole world advocating independence , unite  !

Long live Juche Korea , fortress of anti-imperialism and independence !


ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP support DPRK's letter to the UN Secretary General

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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               London 18th of May   Juche 108(2019)
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 nd the British Solidarity Committee for the Peace and Reunification in the Korean Peninsula(BSCPRKP today issued a joint statement supporting the letter sent by the DPRK ,  UN permanent representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) to the UN Secretary General;
  The DPRK's permanent representative to the  United Nations Mr Kim Song sent a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, secretary general of the United Nations, on Friday 17th of May .
  The letter pointed out the dispossession of the DPRK cargo ship , the Wise Honest , by the US is an act contrary to international law , an act of violating the sovereignty of the DPRK a UN member and also  a violation of the UN Charter .The letter rightfully pointed out that this US is a gangster country.
   The UN should be fully aware that the piratical and unjust action of the US in seizing a legitimate DPRK cargo ship on the high seas can only strain and complicate the situation on the Korean peninsula . Something which no one would want to see .
  We support the letter of the DPRK permanent representative to the UN . Moreover we say that the UN should stop acting as puppet of the US and show impartiality .It should make a meaningful contribution to peace and security and uphold true justice !
HANDS OFF PEOPLE'S KOREA !
RETURN THE WISE HONEST TO THE DPRK !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
BSCPRKP

New Myths Replace old ones-a review of Glyn Ford's Talking to North Korea

The book ' Talking to North Korea: Ending the Nuclear Standoff ' by former Labour Member of the European Parliament(MEP)  Glyn Ford has been praised in some quarters as offering a fair and balanced perspective on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea  and the nuclear issue . Certainly compared to the deluge of very crude propaganda against the DPRK that swamp bookshops and the internet , Ford's book looks quite academic. Ford's earlier book about the DPRK which was co-written by a south Korean author , "North Korea on the Brink" betrayed a certain hostility . Ford is attempting to set up himself up as the chief 'north Korean expert' for the soft Left and liberals in the UK and Europe.
  During the September 2018 visit of the Juche Idea Study Group of England to the DPRK for the 70th anniversary of the foundation , we encountered Glyn Ford several times in the Koryo Hotel but he did not speak to us or engage with us.
 Ford used to be a Labour MEP  for the South West from 1984 to 2009 and is a strong supporter of the European Union and Remain. Ford co-authored a pro EU book with Glenys Kinnock.  Ford is very much an EU gravy train rider  .During his last year as an MEP he would have been receiving about £78,000 per year plus allowances and has no doubt got a generous pension from the EU.As we know the EU is no friend of workers' or progressive people , it is very much a vehicle for neo-liberalism , austerity and globalisation. The EU has imposed sanctions on the DPRK , Venezuela and other independent countries.
The website Corporate Europe Observatory reveals  that Ford runs   Polint, a “UK based EU Consultancy operating in Brussels, specialised in EU Public Affairs and International Relations” and G+  whose clients included " a number of Japanese clients, according to the EU's Transparency Register including: JEITA (Japan Electronics & Information Technology Industries Association), JMC (Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment) and JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association)." Ford had also written an article in favour of a US-south Korea free trade agreement which shows that he is a supporter of globalisation.
  Some of the book has been overtaken by events such as the DPRK-US Hanoi summit which ended without agreement due to US intransigence and high-handness . DPRK supreme leader Marshal KIM JONG UN put the US on notice that it had until the end of the year to come up with a better proposal to end the deadlock in DPRK-US negotiations..
   In his introduction to the book Ford shows his hand as being hostile to the DPRK  calling it a
"theocracy " , which is a gross slander against the socialist system of the DPRK and the Juche idea ! . Nothing could be further from the truth . He also claims that the DPRK does not want 'early unification ' . Surely Ford on his many visits to the DPRK must have sensed that all DPRK citizens desire reunification , 'We Are One ' .If the DPRK does not want early reunification why did it go to the effort of holding 3 inter-Korean summits with south Korea within the space of months ? Ford's claim does not add up.'Indeed it is a terrible insult to the aspirations of all Korean people , whether in the DPRK , in south Korea or other countries , for reunification.
Ford also repeats the assertion made by some bourgeois academics and dodgy CIA linked websites such as 'NKNews ' that the DPRK is not a planned economy . In fact the DPRK is a planned economy and not a market economy.  Ford actually slanders the socialist planned economy calling it a 'command economy ' Article 34 of the DPRK Socialist Constitution  states  "The national economy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is a planned economy. The State shall draw up and implement the plans for the development of the national economy in accordance with the laws of socialist economic development so that the balance between accumulation and consumption can be maintained correctly, economic construction accelerated, the people’s standard of living steadily raised and the nation’s defence capabilities strengthened. The State shall ensure a high rate of growth in production and a balanced development of the national economy by implementing unified and detailed planning.".
  The DPRK has not abolished the State Planning Commission , it is still there and is headed by a DPRK vice premier . A conference of DPRK planning workers was held in October 2015.In 2016 at the 7th congress of the Workers' Party of Korea , a five year strategy for economic development was announced . In his 2019 New Year Address respected Marshal KIM JONG UN referred to improving the planning of the economy and unified guidance over it . It is clearly nonsense to suggest that the DPRK is not a planned economy but Ford is happy to recycle this anti-DPRK trope which is reminiscent of some of the more subtle Cold War propaganda which tried to suggest that the socialist countries were really the same as capitalist countries.It could also be added that the DPRK dealt a blow to those trying to restore capitalism in the DPRK by liquidating the modern factionalist clique in December 2013, Ford mentions this episode several times but misses the crucial point that the anti-party traitor had a plan to restore capitalism in the DPRK and make the DPRK a colony of the US and some big powers.
Ford also exaggerates issues within the DPRK-China relationship .In fact the DPRK and China do talk to each other and co-operate but of course the DPRK is committed to independence and does not want to be dominated by anyone. Ironically  Ford contradicts his earlier arguments that the DPRK is dependent upon  China.
  Unlike some  who proclaim themselves to be 'north Korean experts ' , Ford does make reference to the Juche idea , the guiding ideology of the DPRK . An understanding of Juche is totally essential for
any study of the DPRK . However , Ford falls down here . He tries to compare Juche to Titoism(which was based on market socialism and the acceptance of US aid) and even the forgotten J T Murphy a CPGB leader mysteriously expelled from the party in the early 1930s .Ford manages to get wrong the title of President KIM IL SUNG's seminal work  calling it " ‘On Eliminating Dogmatism and Formalism and Establishing Juche in Carrying Out Ideological Projects" when in fact the correct title as everyone knows is "On eliminating dogmatism and formalism and establishing Juche in ideological  Work". Such an error hints at a poor understanding of the subject matter. However Ford shows some understanding of how the DPRK asserted Juche in its struggle against big powers . He also points out the Western media are wrong to say that Juche is self-reliance or autarky . However this contradicted  elsewhere in the book where he refers to " autarkic nationalism". Ford does not show consistency .
    Ford slanders the Juche idea as religion ! . Nothing could be further than the truth.How can the Juche Idea which is based on the profound philosophical concept that man is the master of everything and decides everything . This basically the opposite of religions of one kind and another . Whatever differences that may all religions are based on the concept that man's destiny is controlled by a supernatural force or person , or by something that exists outside of nature . Juche by asserting that man is the master rejects such as a concept . Indeed as a chairman KIM JONG IL in his thesis  said  "The idea that man is the master of everything and decides everything, in other words, the idea that man is the master of the world and his own destiny and is the transformer of the world and the shaper of his destiny, is fundamentally opposed to idealism and metaphysics. Idealism leads to mystical theory that the world and man's destiny are controlled by the supernatural might،, while metaphysics leads to the fatalistic belief that everything in the world is immutable and, accordingly, man must be obedient to his predetermined destiny. The idea that man is the master of the world and his own destiny and is able to transform the world and shape his destiny, is based on the premise of the materialistic and dialectical viewpoint which denies mysticism and fatalism. ". This totally disproves the idea that Juche is some kind of metaphysical religion .
To be anti Juche is basically to be anti-DPRK as the Juche idea is the guiding ideology of People's Korea and the ideological underpinning of the DPRK's achievements such as social welfare, full employment and a high growth economy. Ford's remarks are not only a criminal slander of the Juche idea but highly toxic and insidious as they aim at misleading people in Western countries about the nature of the Juche idea and the social system in the DPRK .  The Juche idea is the revolutionary ideology of the progressive people aspiring towards independence , over a 1000 Juche Idea Study Groups have been set up in the world and many figures such as academics , activists  and others study it . Ford is clearly trying to undermine the attraction of the Juche idea for progressive people and stifle the study of the Juche Idea in the West.
   Ford also repeats old anti-DPRK propaganda about 'terrorism ' against south Korea ignoring the fact the DPRK denied this charge and provided a factual refutation of the accusation. In fact such incidents were false flag cases manufactured by the south Korean puppet fascist regime in an attempt to defame the DPRK and divert attention away from its own internal crisis .
   Ford also regurgitates the old myth of 'the famine ' devoting a whole chapter to it .Visiting the DPRK in 1996 although the situation was very difficult and the Korean guides were very frank with us about the massive challenges facing the DPRK , we saw nothing that would indicate an actual famine on the scale of what happened in some African countries. There was no one starving or begging for food. Ford claims that between 800,000 to 3,000,000 people allegedly died in the so-called 'famine' (note wide variation in the figures) . However , the facts are  that inn October 2008 the DPRK population had grown to  over 24 million. This exceeded the growth rate in the population predicted by some experts. In 1996 the DPRK's population stood at 22.1 million so the population has increased by 2 million or 10%. Surely if 3 million people had died then the DPRK's population would have been only 19 million in 2008. Ford is just parroting imperialist lies about the DPRK.
    Ford quotes numerous reactionary sources in his book such as so-called 'defectors'. He makes no reference at all to materials produced and published by the UK Korean Friendship Association and Juche Idea Study Group of England . Ford gives an extensive bibliography but only 3 books published by the DPRK 's Foreign Languages Publishing House . Basically a very one sided book from an academic point of view . No one should be under the illusion that this book is very sympathetic to the DPRK , it is not ,far from it ! Ford's book is praised by right wing anti-DPRK academic Andrei Lankov .
 Ford himself openly admits that he is a believer in  ‘critical engagement’ – for ‘changing the regime’. Some might say this is better than the 'regime change ' advocates or mad men like John Bolton but it shows Ford is part of the imperialist camp , albeit on the liberal side of it , rather than being a progressive or anti-imperialist.Ford's approach is basically similar to the 'strategy of peaceful transition' or Kennedy doctrine deployed by the imperialists during the Cold War  to undermine the socialist countries from within it. Ford hopes to soften up the DPRK gradually and replace the socialist system of the DPRK gradually turning the DPRK into a colony of the US and EU . However Ford's wishes are a daydream that will be shattered a million times over by the Korean people led by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and united around the Juche Idea.
  No one should have any illusions about Glyn Ford's book , it should be consigned to the bargain basement or the bin . Instead we recommend people read the publications of the Juche Idea Study Group of England and UK Korean Friendship Association such as "In Defence of Juche " , "In Defence of Songun " and "Victory of Juche Korea is a Science ".
Dr Dermot Hudson
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
President Association for the Study Politics UK
Chairman and Official Delegate Korean Friendship Association for UK
Chairman British Solidarity Committee for  Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula


DPRK Permanent Representative to UN Sends Letter to UN Secretary General

Pyongyang, May 18 (KCNA) -- Kim Song, permanent representative of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, sent a letter to Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, secretary general of the United Nations, on Friday.

The letter reads:

Mr. Secretary General,

I address this letter to you with regard to the incident of dispossession of the cargo ship "Wise Honest" of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

Recently, the United States committed an unlawful and outrageous act of taking the DPRK's cargo ship to Samoa (U.S.), linking the ship to the violation of the American domestic law, and this act of dispossession has clearly indicated that the United States is indeed a gangster country that does not care at all about international laws.

Unilateral sanctions, such as the anti-DPRK "Sanctions Act" based on the U.S. domestic law which the U.S. has employed as a ground of dispossession of the ship, are defined as an illegal act going against the UN Charter and the international laws, in accordance with the resolution adopted at the 62nd Session of the UN General Assembly, and it is also a universally recognized principle of international law that in no case can a sovereign state be an object of jurisdiction of other countries.

Moreover, the United States committed a sovereignty-infringing act of flagrantly violating the UN Charter by dispossessing the cargo ship where the DPRK's sovereignty is fully exercised.

Since the international concern is growing more than ever over the likely impact to be brought to the situation of the Korean peninsula by the heinous act of the United States, I believe that the Secretary General of the United Nations is requested to take urgent measures as a way of contributing to the stability of the Korean peninsula and proving the impartiality of the UN.

We will follow actions to be taken by the United Nations. -0-

Friday, 17 May 2019

Striving for Realization of Genuine International Justice Holds Principal Position in Foreign Policy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Justice is a common ideal of humankind, and it is a shared aspiration and desire of all countries and nations across the world to achieve prosperity for all in a free and peaceful world where genuine international justice is in place.

In the international arena at present, however, the globally recognized fundamental principles governing the international relations are being blatantly violated, the imperialists' moves for aggression and war are being justified and legitimized, and the imperialists' attempts at violating the sovereignty of other countries at the former's own free will are growing more pronounced than ever before.

The reality urgently demands that the world progressive peoples undertake active struggle for the realization of international justice, irrespective of their differences in political and religious beliefs and level of economic and cultural development.

At the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea, Comrade Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), underlined the need to fight for genuine international justice while articulating the independent foreign policy of our Party and the government of our Republic.

The respected Supreme Leader Comrade Kim Jong Un said as follows.

"It is essential to fight for genuine international justice."

Independence is, after all, justice, and meeting the demand for independence and interests of all countries and nations in a fair manner is essential in realizing international justice.

To any country or nation which is entitled to exist and develop independently as a full-fledged member of the international community together with other countries and nations, mistreatment and oppression by outside forces are an intolerable insult, and justice cannot be said of in a country afflicted by domination, subordination, interference and pressure from outside forces.

The great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and the great leader Comrade Kim Jong Il confirmed through their personal revolutionary practices that independence is the justice of history, the victory of revolution and the basis for development of fair international relations, and they guided the trend of history along the road of independence, thus opening up a new history of independence in which the popular masses carry out the revolution of their respective countries in an independent way and build a new just world, freed from domination and subordination.

Comrade Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, holding higher the banner of independence, the banner of international justice held by the great President Kim Il Sung and the great General Kim Jong Il, undertakes vigorous activities for check and frustration of the domination moves of the imperialist reactionaries, for friendship and solidarity with the socialist countries and the anti-imperialist independent forces and for establishment of independent and fair international relations and world peace and security.

Four-time visits to the People's Republic of China, visits to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the Russian Federation and two-time DPRK-U.S. summit meetings and talks were historic events that fully demonstrated to the whole world the strategic standing and dignity of our Republic and made great contributions to safeguarding world peace and security and building a new independent and just world.

The DPRK will not make any slightest concession nor compromise, as in the past, on the matters relating to the fundamental interests of our state and people and make determined efforts to achieve genuine justice which serves to fairly meet the demand for independence and interests of all countries and nations.

In order to realize genuine international justice, it is necessary to resolutely smash all kinds of practices and challenges that run counter to it.

Comrade Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, taught that it is imperative to exert every effort to categorically reject high-handedness, arbitrariness, double standards and injustice of the imperialists which trample on the sovereignty and the right to existence of the country and nation and ensure fairness in addressing international issues, and shatter the brazen and deceptive appearance of "justice" held out by the imperialists and dominationists.

Now in the international arena, there are serious contradictions and struggles going on between the world progressive peoples who are striving to defend the sovereignty and dignity of their countries and nations on one hand and the imperialist reactionary forces who are resorting to aggression, war, high-handedness and arbitrariness on the other hand.

Because of the aggression and interference of the imperialists and domination forces, the sovereignty of countries and nations is being violated and war and conflicts are ceaselessly breaking out in various countries.

The actions of the imperialists - which have been carried out against Syria during the past several years and are now repeated against Venezuela to remove a legitimately elected president of the sovereign state - are a direct challenge to international justice.

Worse still is the fact that such an armed invasion or interference in internal affairs is committed under the cloak of "annihilation of terror", "provision of peace" and "protection of human rights".

Imperialists are calling the countries subservient to them as good ones but branding the insubordinate countries as "evil", "gangster state", "dictatorship" and "state sponsor of terrorism", and they are attempting to outrageously impose their value under the signboard of "justice".

We demand that double standards and high-handedness rampant now in international relations be never tolerated, and abnormal phenomena detrimental to justice and truth be not permitted nor acquiesced any longer.

All countries and nations aspiring after independence and justice should resolutely frustrate the imperialists' practices of high-handedness, arbitrariness, aggression and infringement upon sovereign rights and safeguard the sovereignty, and they should also wage a vigorous struggle to smash the imperialists' hypocritical talk of "justice" and realize genuine international justice.

It is important to ensure that the demand of all developing countries and international community as a whole is fairly reflected in resolving the international issues now confronting humankind such as conflicts, anti-terrorism and environment.

Now in the discussions of international issues, independent demand and interests of the developing countries are marginalized and the law of jungle is rampantly pursued.

Some irresponsible countries deliberately turn their faces away from the environment and other serious issues and openly override the internationally agreed conventions for the sake of their economic interests.

The countries aspiring after independence and justice should increase vigilance against the maneuvers of imperialists trying to fish in troubled waters by meddling in disputes and to interfere in the internal affairs of sovereign states under the pretext of anti-terrorism, protection of human rights and so on. They should also direct the spearhead of attack toward the egoistic acts of imperialists seeking only to be better off for themselves by sacrificing the whole world.

A new international order based on sovereignty should be established in order to realize genuine international justice.

Now in international relations, the priorities and the deciding powers are given only to the developed and some specific countries, whereas the opinions of the developing and many other countries are ignored.

In order to rectify these abnormal practices, the old order which is tolerating the privileges of some countries in international political area should be eliminated, the principles of respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, non-interference in internal affairs and equality be applied, and an international economic order based on the principle of equality and mutual benefit be established.

The great President Kim Il Sung and the great General

Kim Jong Il advanced the idea of replacing the old international order - which had been framed by the imperialist powers in a way that would enable them to decide and settle the international issues on their terms - with the one which meets the desire of progressive humankind aspiring after independence. And through their energetic external activities the great leaders ensured that the non-aligned and developing countries pool their efforts to establish a new international order based on independence and develop South-South cooperation in political, economic, cultural and other several fields on the principle of collective self-reliance.

With a sense of responsibility and consciousness which correspond to the strategic position considerably raised thanks to the extraordinary wisdom, unique courage, tireless efforts, self-sacrificing devotion, outstanding and seasoned leadership, and vigorous external activities of Comrade Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission, our Republic is fighting more resolutely for destruction of the old international order which is resorting to an injustice under the signboard of "justice" and to establish a new fair and just one.

It is important to guarantee fairness in the activities of the United Nations and other international organizations in order to establish a new international order.

The historical fact, which shows the international organizations assume an important role in establishing a global order, indicates that the process of establishing a fair international order would necessarily go hand in hand with a process of properly solving the issues associated with the international organizations.

There now exists severe gap in equality among countries and nations in several international organizations. At the United Nations alone, the non-aligned countries, though counted as an overwhelming majority, are not exercising due influence, whereas a small number of powers are enjoying privileged rights, contrary to the UN Charter.

What should not be overlooked is the reality that the so-called "resolutions" are adopted in the UN and other international arena to serve only to justify and legitimatize the high-handedness and arbitrariness of specific countries, and the unheard-of acts of injustice of forcing sanctions on the victims are openly committed in the name of UN on the ground that the victims protested against the offenders.

Even though sanctions might be taken as the last desperate measure by those forces who admit their inability to bring us down by force, they themselves amount to a grave infringement upon our sovereign rights and an outrageous mockery of international justice, and therefore, we will not tolerate them in the least but confront and completely smash them at any cost.

In order to eradicate the relations of domination, subjugation and inequality and build a just world where full-fledged sovereignty and equality of every country and nation are ensured, the international community should be democratized and, to this end, the United Nations and other international organizations should be democratized.

We strongly hold that the UN and other international organizations terminate the orders and practices of tolerating the privileges of certain countries and provide for the legislative and institutional underpinning which would fairly ensure the independent demand and interest of every country and nation on the principles of respect for sovereignty, territorial integrity, non-interference in internal affairs and equality.

International justice never comes of itself, but it is only possible when the anti-imperialist, independent countries become strong enough.

If a country is not strong enough, it will have no voice in the international arena, nor ability to defend justice and conscience, and it will become to play into the hands of the powers, however honest and just it may be.

Thanks to the wise leadership of the great President and the great General, our Republic has consolidated the single-minded unity of the Party and the people, the strong foundations of self-supporting national economy and the powerful national defense capability under the uplifted banner of independence, self-reliance and self-defense, and these are a reliable guarantee of the struggle for achieving genuine international justice.

Upholding the historical policy speech delivered by Comrade Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission, at the First Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly, the DPRK will further consolidate the material foundation of socialism and strengthen the political and military might in every way, thus accomplishing the cause of building a powerful socialist country and contributing to realizing genuine international justice.

The justice-loving progressive countries of the world should strive to build on their strength on the principle of self-reliance and self-development.

It is equally important to strengthen the unity based on independence.

The world progressive peoples, who are championing independence, should counter the imperialists' moves of division and alienation with a strategy of unity, and they should unite and cooperate with one another, transcending the differences in social system, political views, ideology, religion, nation and races.

It is an unshakable stand of our Party and the government of the DPRK to strive for realizing genuine international justice.

The DPRK will as ever actively push forward with the sacred cause of building a new independent and just world in strong unity with the peoples of all countries aspiring after independence and justice, holding high the banner of anti-imperialism and independence, the banner of international justice. -0-

Thursday, 16 May 2019

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