Tuesday 23 July 2024

Appeal to World Progressives Issued

Pyongyang, July 23 (KCNA) -- The participants in an international forum supporting the just struggle of the Korean people for sovereignty and peace issued an appeal to the world progressives on June 28.

The appeal called for vigorous international activities to disclose and condemn the criminal deeds of the U.S., which provoked the Korean War and perpetrated unprecedented, unethical crimes.

It stressed the need to lift up the voices of denunciation of the U.S., which during the war massacred innocent civilians, conducted indiscriminate bombing on residential districts and even committed shuddering genocides by using chemical and germ weapons in different parts.

It also called for more vigorous struggle to frustrate the vicious anti-DPRK moves of the U.S. and its followers extremely aggravating the situation in the Korean peninsula.

Such various forms of activities as release of statement and article, signature campaign, rally and demonstration strongly demanding the U.S. withdrawal of its hostile policy toward the DPRK should be waged on a worldwide scale, the appeal said.

It called for extending full support and solidarity to the legitimate self-defensive measures taken by the DPRK to prevent the danger of a new war in the Korean peninsula and defend the regional and global peace.

It called for lifting up the louder voices of support to the just measures taken by the DPRK for self-defence through internet and various media.

The world progressives should join the Korean people in the struggle for defending the national sovereignty and peace through united forces, it stressed.

It called upon all the progressive organizations and personages of various circles in the world to strengthen their solidarity and unity and cooperation in the international arena disclosing and condemning the U.S.-led imperialists and dominationist forces' war and aggression moves and infringement upon other nations' sovereignty.

The Korean people will surely emerge victorious in their struggle to defend the sovereignty and security of the country, peace in the region and the rest of the world and build a dignified and prosperous powerful country under the leadership of the respected His Excellency Kim Jong Un, the appeal stressed. -0-

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Normal Troop Dispatch Is Prelude to Reinvasion: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, July 23 (KCNA) -- Japan is zealously trying to realize its wild ambition for overseas aggression one by one.

Shortly ago, the Japanese reactionaries concluded a "reciprocal access agreement" with the Philippines, the keynote of which is to allow the deployment of armed forces in each other's territory.

This is aimed at further expanding the scope of overseas advance of Japan's "Self-Defence Forces" under the signboard of "peace" and "prosperity" so as to realize the old dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere" at any cost.

As recognized by the public at home and abroad, the present constitution of Japan strictly banning military activities abroad has already become a mere scrap of paper.

In order to recover from its defeat in the past war of aggression, Japan has persistently resorted to the scheme for realizing its military deployment overseas after adopting it as an indispensable element and a national policy while being engrossed in the revanchist reinvasion moves.

It has already laid such legal grounds as "law on military dispatch overseas", "law to deal with contingencies in surrounding areas", "law on special measures against terrorism" and "security legislation" for legitimating the SDF's participation in military actions overseas accompanied by the use of armed forces.

The SDF opened up the way to overseas advance gradually and tactfully under the pretext of "peace-keeping" and "anti-terrorism". Now, it has gone the lengths of creating conditions for openly extending its tentacles of aggression to different parts of the world.

What merits a serious attention is that the descendants of samurais are perpetrating the dispatch of troops to overseas in close combination with the dangerous joint military drills which can lead to a war of aggression any moment.

This year alone, the SDF has been hell bent on mastering war capabilities while staging a series of military drills with the U.S., Australia and other countries in waters around China, Hawaii and other parts of the world.

As regards the conclusion of the recent "agreement", Japan is scheming to make the SDF join on a full scale the joint military exercises between the U.S. and the Philippines which are being conducted every year around the Philippines.

It is the crafty intention of Japan to paralyze the international community's vigilance and concern over the militarists and create "immunity" by putting the dispatch of troops to overseas on a normal and regular footing through frequent overseas advance of the SDF and overseas military drills under various pretexts and then launch reinvasion at any cost.

Now, whether the SDF with full war-conducting capabilities opts for overseas aggression or not is never a matter of possibility. It remains only a matter of time and place.

The international community should further heighten vigilance against the Japanese reactionaries' reinvasion moves as they inflicted huge damage on mankind in the last century. -0-

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Monday 22 July 2024

Whether Second Hand of DPRK-U.S. Confrontation Stops or Not Depends on U.S. Act: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, July 23 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is running high fever in its move to expand the overall structure of confrontation against the DPRK.

According to the data released on July 21, more than ten FA-18 Super Hornets belonging to an attack squadron of the U.S. marines, named Fighting Bengals, were recently deployed in the Suwon Air Force Base in Kyonggi Province of the ROK.

The U.S. Defense Department said that it is aimed at providing the experience in operation in the Indo-Pacific region, adding that these fighters are training to increase their preparedness and the power of fatal blow with its ally.

And as if threatening someone, it opened to the public the several FA-18 Super Hornets taking off.

It is said that these fighters will stay in the ROK in and after August for different joint exercises.

It is known to the world that FA-18 Super Hornet is the one for special warfare which has its mission to hit the major bases and the "war command" of the other party with JDAM and other precision guided bombs in the way of "high-density strike".

The ROK military side, encouraged by the bluffing of its master, said that "as the powerful air forces of the U.S. marines are permanently deployed in fact, the effect of increasing the deterrence against the north is also expected".

This being a hard reality, a few days ago, the U.S. made a spokesperson for the Department of State, the U.S. ambassador to the ROK and others let loose a spate of rhetoric about dialogue, saying that the U.S. policy toward the DPRK including dialogue remains unchanged and the door of negotiations with the DPRK is still opened.

The confrontation maniacs, suffering from the endemic like the "hostility toward the DPRK", are talking about honeyed dialogue. This is prompted by the ulterior intention to easily realize their ambition for stifling the DPRK by leading it to mental and psychological slackness.

Dialogue with sinister attempt and such dialogue as an extension of confrontation are needless to be held from the outset.

Through the decades-long relations with the U.S., the DPRK has keenly and fully felt what the dialogue brought to it and what it lost.

Watching the whole course of the DPRK-U.S. dialogue, the fair international community has already come to a conclusion that the U.S. is a perfidious country which does not fulfill its promises, saying this or that.

The DPRK-U.S. Agreed Framework was adopted as a result of the DPRK-U.S. dialogue during the Clinton administration, but the U.S. had put the brake on its implementation under this or that pretext and completely scrapped it while entering the Bush administration. This is a typical example.

It admits of no argument about the reliability as regards the political climate of the U.S. which "cooks" at random the inter-state agreement solemnly declared before the world in conformity with the "taste" and "feeling" of the political faction in power whenever the government is replaced and throws away it like "waste".

All facts go to prove that the U.S. is a "backward country and rogue state in politics" which makes no scruple of turning over the inter-state treaty and agreement in a moment.

Amid the full-dress presidential election race in the U.S., Trump, who has been officially confirmed as a candidate for the Republican Party, said in his speech of acceptance for candidate that "I got along with them and it is nice to get along with someone who has a lot of nuclear weapons and otherwise", thus buoying a lingering desire for the prospects of the DPRK-U.S. relations. Even if any administration takes office in the U.S., the political climate, which is confused by the infighting of the two parties, does not change and, accordingly, we do not care about this.

It is true that Trump, when he was president, tried to reflect the special personal relations between the heads of states in the relations between states, but he did not bring about any substantial positive change.

He that puts on a public gown must put off a private person. The foreign policy of a state and personal feelings must be strictly distinguished.

For nearly 80 years since the founding of the DPRK, the U.S. has pursued the most vicious and persistent hostile policy toward it.

The DPRK has bolstered up its self-defensive capabilities to safeguard its ideology, social system, dignity and life and is fully ready for all-out confrontation with the U.S.

Due to the serious strategic mistakes of the successive administrations, the era has come when the U.S. should really worry about its security.

No matter what rhetoric like dialogue and negotiations it may let loose while frequently staging frantic war rehearsals for aggression foreseeing the nuclear operation by dispatching nuclear strategic assets regardless of the time and reinforcing the ultra-modern weapons and equipment, can we believe it?

The U.S. had better make a proper choice in the matter of how to deal with the DPRK in the future, while sincerely agonizing the gains and losses in the DPRK-U.S. confrontation.

Whether the second hand of the DPRK-U.S. confrontation stops or not entirely depends on the U.S. act. -0-

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Saturday 20 July 2024

Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Sends Message of Condolence to Central Committee of Communist Party of Vietnam

Pyongyang, July 20 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, sent a message of condolence to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam on July 19.

The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un in the message expressed deep condolences, on behalf of the Workers' Party of Korea, the government and all the people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and on his own behalf, to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the Vietnamese people and the bereaved family of the deceased, upon hearing the sad news that Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, passed away.

The message said that Comrade Nguyen Phu Trong, true to the idea and desire of Comrade Ho Chi Minh, devotedly struggled for the strengthening and development of the party and state of Vietnam and the well-being of its people and made great efforts to further develop the friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK and Vietnam in conformity with the spirit of the agreement reached at the Hanoi summit in March 2019.

Although he passed away, his immortal exploits will be etched in the history of the Vietnamese people’s revolutionary struggle and the history of friendship between the two countries, the message said.

The message expressed belief that the party, government and people of Vietnam would overcome the pain of loss and continue to dynamically advance the socialist cause. -0-

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BGSJI and KFA UK on the 71st anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War



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               20th  of July Juche 113(2024)
The British Group for the Study of the Juche Idea (BGSJI)and the  Korean Friendship Association of the UK( KFA UK )  ,) issued a joint statement on the occasion of  the 71st anniversary of the victory of the Korean people, led by great Generalissimo Kim Il Sung, in the great Fatherland Liberation War against the US imperialists;

The Korean people led by great Generalissimo Kim Il Sung defeated US imperialism on the battlefield some 71years ago. July 27th  is celebrated by the Korean people as their second liberation day. It is an inspiration not only for the Korean people but for Juche idea followers, Songun idea followers and anti-imperialist fighters the world over so July 27th is celebrated across the globe from Bogotá to Belfast! 

Dear respected Chairman Kim Jong Un said "Our July 27 is the second Day of Liberation when our people defended with honour their country's dignity and sovereignty from the brigandish aggression by the U.S. imperialists, and also the day of proud victors that put the U.S. imperialists, who were recklessly attempting to gain hegemony in the world and enslave it, on a downhill march towards ruin."


  The heroic and glorious KPA commanded by the great leader Marshal Kim Il Sung tore the guts out of US imperialism. The US imperialists lost over 1,567,128 men including 405,498 US soldiers, 1,130,965 south Korean puppet troops, and 30,665 soldiers of their satellite states were killed, wounded or captured; 12,224 aeroplanes including "air fortress B-29" were downed, damaged or captured, 7,695 guns, 3,255 233 tanks and armoured cars were lost; and 564 warships and vessels including the heavy cruiser Baltimore and the flagship of Seventh Fleet Missouri were sunk or damaged. The loss suffered by the US imperialists was nearly 2.3 times greater than what they had suffered in the four years of the Pacific War during World War II. Even official US statistics showed during each of the three years of the Korean war they lost double the troops for each year of the Vietnam War.
    US General Mark Clark lamented mournfully that he was the first US commander to conclude an armistice without a victory.
   The Fatherland Liberation War of the Korean people was an unequal battle as the US imperialists threw in huge armed forces plus the troops of 15 of their satellite countries as well the Japanese militarists not to mention the south Korean puppets. The US imperialists used barbaric methods of warfare exceeding those of the Hitlerlite Nazis. They used germ and chemical warfare and carried out horrendous massacres. All these failed to subdue the Korean people who under the wise leadership of the great revolutionary leader Marshal Kim Il Sung achieved a great victory. The forces of the heroic KPA defeated the so-called "Invincible US 24th Division", taking its commander General Dean prisoner. Dean was the first US general to be captured by an opposing side. The KPA turned Height 1211 into a hill of heartbreak for the US imperialist aggressors.

   The KPA and Korean people fought in the revolutionary spirit of self-reliance based on the Juche Idea. The great revolutionary leader Marshal Kim Il Sung stated“We must solve our problems no matter who is helping us and what help we get......Victory must be won by our strength” " It was their efforts that were primary in defeating the US imperialist aggressors"
   In the Fatherland Liberation War commanded by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung, the reactionary bourgeois military theory was smashed by the Juche- orientated revolutionary military strategy and theory. Generalissimo Kim Il Sung continually stressed that the outcome of war is not determined by weapons or technology but by those who wield the weapons. . The victory of the Korean people led by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung shattered  revisionist and pacifist theories about peaceful co-existence and 'non-violence'
 The Korean People's Army commanded by the great leader Generalissimo Kim Il Sung was a true people's army, an army of justice and liberation. It assisted the people. A strong spirit of Army-People unity prevailed throughout society. Summing up the significance of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War. The great revolutionary leader Marshal  Kim Il Sung said
"In this great struggle our people fought determinedly as one in mind under the correct leadership of the party and government and thereby withstood the harsh trials of war honourably and won a historic victory inflicting an ignominious defeat on US imperialism and its running dogs"


The great leader comrade Kim Jong Il said
 "It was a great revolutionary war of worldwide significance, a war in which our people defended their motherland and inflicted the first-ever defeat on US imperialism, the ringleader of world imperialism, by waging a national, heroic struggle."
 Dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un said that the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War " was a military miracle unprecedented in the war history of mankind and a great feat of historical significance never seen before in the nation's history spanning 5 000 years."
     The Fatherland Liberation War ended in victory due to the Juche-orientated military tactics, Juche-orientated military thought and brilliant commanding art of the great leader supreme commander Generalissimo Kim Il Sung and the sublime heroism of the KPA. The myth of US invincibility was smashed to smithereens in the Fatherland Liberation War.  The victory in the Fatherland Liberation War inspired national liberation and revolutionary movements all over the world to struggle against the colonial system of the US-led imperialists bringing about an era of decline for  US imperialism an era of anti-imperialism. US imperialism's defeat in Korea preceded its defeat in Vietnam and elsewhere. The Korean people's victory in the Fatherland liberation war was a great contribution to the world revolutionary movement as it showed that US imperialism could be stopped in its tracks and beaten.               
   July 27th, the Day of Victory will shine eternally not only in the hearts and minds of the Korean people but the world progressives! The spirit of July 27th will inspire the Korean people to march onward and smash the sanctions of the hostile forces .


KCNA Commentary on Israel's Outrageous Territorial Expansion

Pyongyang, July 20 (KCNA) -- Amid the unabated bloodshed in the war-torn Middle East, the Israeli regime recently announced the seizure of 12.7 square km of Palestinian land in the West Bank under its occupation.

A settlement watchdog termed it the biggest-ever in 30 years, saying about 23.7 square km of land in the West Bank has been declared as part of Israel's "state territory" this year alone.

Furthermore, the Israeli regime approved a huge plan to expand the Israeli settlements into the centre of the West Bank and legalize several settlements, asserting the border zone between the Gaza Strip and Egypt must remain under Israeli control even after the current conflict in the enclave comes to an end.

This is just territorial plunder openly committed in the eyes of the international community.

The Palestinian president had already said that the Israeli military attack on the Gaza Strip is for separating the enclave from the Palestinian territory and eternally occupying it.

But this just assertion was flatly denied by the unilateral and prejudiced stance of the U.S. and the West that have patronized Israel, and on the contrary, Israel's massacre of Palestinians was described as "legitimate defense."

About 40 000 civilians were killed by the Zionists' indiscriminate bombardments, and many people were made homeless. Such situation indicates that the "right to self-defense" advocated by Israel is nothing but a "right" to massacre and plunder.

The seizure of land committed again in the hotbed of massacre goes to fully prove that the onslaught and vandalism, being perpetrated by Israel with the backing of the U.S. on pleas of an exercise of the "right to self-defense" and "defensive action," constitute genocide to drive the Palestinians out of their home and eternally occupy their territory.

The "right to self-defense" is inappropriate to Israel as it is a hideous occupier and destroyer of regional stability that has expanded its territory through bloody aggression and massacre against Palestinians and other Arab peoples, while persistently hindering the legitimate foundation of the State of Palestine.

It is the height of double-standards and a tragedy of this world that the U.S. and the West, which often call for respecting nations' self-determination specified in the UN Charter and international law, have connived at the most outrageous territorial expansion being pursued by the Zionists.

This jungle-law-prevailing reality, in which one cannot but shed tears if his fist is not strong, requires us to fully cement our strength for self-defense, the foundation of our nation's existence and guarantee for its eternal development, to be invincible. -0-

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Friday 19 July 2024

Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un Receives Military Delegation of Russian Federation

Pyongyang, July 19 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and president of the State Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, received a military delegation of the Russian Federation led by Vice-Minister of Defence Aleksey Krivoruchko on July 18.

He had a talk with the vice-minister of Defence of the Russian Federation.

The head of the delegation courteously conveyed the warm greetings of Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, president of the Russian Federation, to the DPRK leader.

Kim Jong Un expressed deep thanks for it and asked him to convey his kindly greetings to the Russian President.

At the talk they shared a common understanding of the importance and necessity of the military cooperation between the two countries for defending mutual security interests.

Kim Jong Un extended militant greetings to the Russian army and people waging a sacred war of justice for defending the sovereign rights and security of their state and expressed the DPRK government’s and people’s invariably strong support for and firm solidarity with them over the special military operations in Ukraine.

Appreciating once again the great significance of the DPRK-Russia Pyongyang summit held last June, he stressed the need for the armies of the two countries, linked by long-standing historical tradition and militant ties, to get united more firmly to dynamically lead the DPRK-Russia relations in the new era and play an important part in defending regional and global peace and international justice.

The talk took place at the headquarters building of the Central Committee of the WPK. -0-

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