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DPRK calls attack on U.S. ambassador to S. Korea “deserved punishment” [Xinhua]

Posted in Anti-USA protest, Diplomat, DPR Korea, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Protest action, south Korea, State Department, US foreign occupation, US imperialism, USA on March 8, 2015 by Zuo Shou / 左手

PYONGYANG, March 5 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday called the razor-wielding attack on the U.S. ambassador to South Korea earlier in the day a “deserved punishment”, the official KCNA news agency reported.

“The recent case amid mounting anti-Americanism reflects the mindset of South Korean people censuring the U.S. for bringing the danger of a war to the Korean Peninsula through the madcap saber-rattling,” the report said…

…Pyongyang on Monday blasted the U.S.-S.Korea joint annual military drills that run from March 2 to April 24, calling the exercises codenamed “Key Resolve” and “Foal Eagle” “intolerable aggression moves.”

On the same day, an unnamed spokesman for the DPRK’s General Staff of the Korean People’s Army issued a statement, threatening to retaliate the military exercises with the “toughest measures” and saying the DPRK’s armed forces “are fully ready” to strike their designated targets.

Excerpted; full article link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-03/05/c_134041720.htm

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“Challengers to DPRK Will Never Be Pardoned: CPRK Spokesman” – Park Geun-hye termed ‘despicable prostitute’ [KCNA]

Posted in Anti-communism, DPR Korea, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Lee Myung-bak, Nukes, Obama, south Korea, US foreign occupation, US Government Cover-up, US imperialism, USA, USA 21st Century Cold War on April 28, 2014 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Pyongyang, April 27 (KCNA) — The spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea released a statement on Sunday assailing U.S. President Obama’s tour of south Korea from April 25 to 26.

The statement said: Due to the tragedy of sinking of a ferry the whole land of south Korea looks like a mourner’s house. Had Obama have even an iota of ethics and morality, he should have postponed or shelved his trip. The American master and his servant staged the farce of insulting, threatening and blackmailing the DPRK during the former’s criminal tour of south Korea utterly indifferent to the sorrow of south Koreans. This was entirely to serve the purpose of collusion and conspiracy in their campaign against the DPRK.

What Park did before Obama this time reminds one of an indiscreet girl who earnestly begs a gangster to beat someone or a capricious whore who asks her fancy man to do harm to other person while providing sex to him.

Through her ugly behavior Park answered with a war the question put by the DPRK if she wants peaceful reunification based on the inter-Korean reconciliation or a war through the confrontation of the social systems, and fully revealed that her policy of “confidence- building process” is just the same policy of confrontation as that pursued by traitor Lee Myung Bak. She, at the same time, declared before the whole world her intention to drive the situation to the worst catastrophe through the confrontation with the DPRK to the last in utter disregard of the north-south relations.

She fully met the demands of her master for aggression, keeping mum about the nukes of the U.S. and desperately finding fault with fellow countrymen in the north over their nukes. She thus laid bare her despicable true colors as a wicked sycophant and traitor, a dirty comfort woman for the U.S. and despicable prostitute selling off the nation.

She visited together with Obama even the “south Korea-U.S. combined forces command” for the first time as a puppet chief executive and went off confrontation hysteria, crying out for “deterrence against the north” and “resolutely countering provocation from it.” She even donned a dress unfit for the atmosphere of the mourner’s house in the wake of the big tragedy and embarrassedly flattered Obama in a bid to please him, sparking off uproar.

The anti-DPRK charade staged by Obama and his servant became a laughing stock of world people as it was nothing but an odd burlesque rare to be found in the world.

The outcome of Obama’s south Korean junket clearly proved that the DPRK was entirely just when it judged and determined that it should counter the U.S., the sworn enemy, by force only, not just talking, and should finally settle accounts with it through an all-out nuclear showdown. This, at the same time, only hardens the will and resolution of the DPRK to keep to the road chosen by it. Park’s true colors and ulterior motive were brought to daylight.

There is no remedy for Park and there is nothing to expect from her as far as the inter-Korean relations are concerned as long as she remains a boss of Chongwadae.

She is steeped in sycophancy and treachery and confrontation with compatriots in the north. Her preoccupation is to realize the dream of confrontation of the social systems.

Genes remain unchanged. Needless to say, her present behavior suggests that her fate will be just the same as that of her father Park Chung Hee who met a miserable death after being forsaken by his master and public while crying out for “unification by prevailing over communism” and “unification by stamping out communism”.

The DPRK will never pardon anyone who dares challenge its dignity, social system and its line of simultaneously developing the two fronts, the statement warned. -0-

KCNA homepage, with English language links: http://www.kcna.kp

Childhood Photos of North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Released [CRIEnglish]

Posted in DPR Korea, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK on April 27, 2014 by Zuo Shou / 左手

2014-04-22
Web Editor: Wang

Childhood photos of North Korea’s top leader Kim Jong-un in military uniform were released for the first time on Korean Central Television (KCTV), the country’s main state television broadcaster. The images were shown alongside a performance by the Moranbong Band during the inaugural First Korean People’s Army Pilot Assembly.

For photos, click on article link: http://english.cri.cn/11354/2014/04/22/2361s823290.htm

Prospect for North-South Relations Depends on Park Geun Hye: CPRK Open Questionnaire [KCNA]

Posted in DMZ, DPR Korea, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Lee Myung-bak, Nukes, south Korea, south Korean human rights hypocrisy, US foreign occupation, US imperialism, USA on April 25, 2014 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Pyongyang, April 23 (KCNA)

— The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) sent an open questionnaire to Park Geun Hye Wednesday asking her to give responsible answers to the questions as to whether she stands for the improvement of the north-south relations or seeks to escalate confrontation and whether she wants reunification and peace against war.

Recalling that months-long Key Resolve and Foal Eagle war exercises for invading the north are over, but the south Korean authorities’ confrontation with their compatriots and moves for a war against the north are going on and their anti-reunification hysteria under the signboard of “unification” is flouting the nation and disturbing the world, the questionnaire goes on:

1. What kind of “unification” does Park mean? Confrontation of the social systems means one side swallowing up the other side and the latter being swallowed up by the former, the showdown which is bound to lead to a war. Does she want this?

Park seems to call for the confrontation of the social systems, mistaking Korea for Germany. This is a day-dream which will never come true. The confrontation of the social systems precisely means a war. Does Park really stand for the war?

[2.] Does Park have the face to talk about “confidence-building process” while desperately pursuing the policy for confrontation with fellow countrymen?

When she met a head of state of a certain country, she talked rubbish that “the north should be made to change” and “if one hundred attempts to bring it down fail, one hundred and one attempts should be made to succeed.”

Does this mean the “confidence-building process” on the lips of Park?

Confrontation and confidence can never go together. What does she choose between the two?

3. What is the difference between the “north policy” of the present south Korean regime and Lee Myung Bak’s watchword “no nukes, opening and 3 000 dollars”? Does she wish to drive the north-south relations to a catastrophe just as traitor Lee did?

Park is blustering that she is fully ready to ensure “security of the social system” in the north and support its economy in cooperation with the international community once the north dismantles its nukes, asserting the “issue of the north’s nukes is a stumbling block lying in the way of making arrangements for the era of unification.”

Park’s claim that the “north should dismantle its nukes first” is nothing different from the above-said watchword of Lee.

To insist on the issue of the “north’s nukes” as regards the inter-Korean relations is little short of denying the process to mend the relations.

Park should explicitly clarify her stand: whether to persistently bedevil the north-south relations by following the above-said watchword or to opt for repairing the relations.

4. Park was reported to have said the “building of a world without nuclear weapons” should start on the Korean peninsula. Then, is she willing to cease staging with outside forces north-targeted nuclear war drills in south Korea with U.S. nuclear war hardware involved?

The DPRK proposed turning the Korean peninsula into a nuclear free zone long ago.

It is none other than the U.S. and south Korean puppet forces that have staged madcap nuclear war exercises against the north by introducing more than 1000 nuclear weapons, turning south Korea into the world’s biggest nuclear arsenal in utter disregard of the north’s offer.

Nevertheless, Park is finding fault with the north’s nuclear deterrent for self-defence while keeping mum about the U.S. nukes for aggression. This is, indeed, sheer sophism.

The U.S. nuclear blackmail and war drills targeting the north are the root cause of the escalating tensions on the peninsula and the worsened inter-Korean relations.

Park should now talk what she has to as regards the U.S. nukes and make a bold decision to put an end to the north-targeted nuclear war drills staged together with the U.S.

To this end, is she willing to announce the cancellation of Ulji Freedom Guardian drills scheduled to be staged again between August and September?

5. Can Park make a decision to pull down the concrete wall built by the “yusin” regime in the area south of the Military Demarcation Line to demolish the barrier between the north and the south and abolish “Security Law”?

The concrete wall dividing the peninsula into two parts is a barrier of division and confrontation conceived by Park Chung Hee after visiting the Berlin Wall during his visit to the then West Germany 50 years ago.

The ill-famed “Security Law”, an anti-reunification fascist law, is also a barrier of distrust, social and cultural barrier and a factor of severance and isolation as it is meant to antagonize compatriots and freeze the bonds between the north and the south.

If the Korean nation is truly to usher in a new era of peaceful reunification, it is imperative to pull down the barriers of confrontation against reunification, the leftover of the outdated Cold War in the last century, as early as possible.

Can Park make such a decision?

6. Does Park think the “aid to women in pregnancy and malnourished children” would help de-escalate the tensions and improve the inter-Korean relations?

The “aid to women in pregnancy and malnourished children” touted by her is an insult and mockery of the people in the DPRK including children and women who receive the greatest special benefits as the king of the country and its flowers thanks to the great politics of love for the people.

If the inter-Korean relations are to be mended, it is necessary to defuse the acute political and military confrontation.

The DPRK in the historic New Year Address clarified an important principled stand on improving the inter-Korean relations.

Does Park have the willingness to accept the proposal and appeal of the DPRK, though belatedly, not pretending ignorance of them?

7. It is self-contradiction to talk about “NGO exchange” and “cooperation” while totally blocking the inter-Korean relations, isn’t it?

Park is persistently clinging to the “May 24 steps” taken by Lee Myung Bak, a heinous confrontation maniac, to bedevil the inter-Korean relations. This is as foolish an act as tarnishing her image and binding her hands and feet by herself. This behavior only gives the impression that she is just the same confrontation element as Lee Myung Bak.

There is neither reason nor pretext whatsoever for her to keep the long bankrupt “May 24 steps” in force any longer.

Does Park have the willingness to lift the steps?

8. Is it more urgent to turn the hotspots around the five islands in the West Sea into peace waters than to build a “world peace park” in the Demilitarized Zone?

The urgent issue along the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) to be settled by the north and the south in actuality is to turn hotspots around the five islands in the West Sea into peace waters.

If Park has a “plan” to turn the MDL area into a peace zone, she should pay attention to this issue, first of all.

Does Park have intention to turn the hotspots around the five islands in the West Sea into peace waters?

9. Who is the arch criminal violating the agreement on stopping the smear campaign and escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula through political and military provocations?

The south Korean authorities now claim that the DPRK is violating the agreement made at the north-south high-level contact and slandering the south. This is just like a guilty party filing the suit first.

It is none other than the south Korean authorities and Park herself who are slinging mud at the DPRK.

Does Park have the face to grumble that the “north is reneging on the promise to halt the smear campaign and provocations”?

10. Does Park have the willingness to respect and implement the historic July 4 joint statement, June 15 joint declaration and October 4 declaration?

These are the great programmes and landmarks for national reunification common to the nation.

Is Park ready to show her will to respect and implement them, though belatedly?

If Park has a sincere stand to promote the confidence between the north and the south and open the door for peace and reunification, she should give correct answers to the solemn questions put by the DPRK on behalf of the era and the nation in the eyes of all fellow countrymen and the whole world, pondering over them, questionnaire stressed, adding:
The prospect for the inter-Korean relations entirely depends on the attitude of Park Geun Hye. -0-

KCNA homepage (with access to English-language materials): http://www.kcna.kp

Spokesman for DPRK FM Lays Bare Reactionary, Dangerous Nature of Obama’s Asian Junket [KCNA]

Posted in Anti-communism, Disarmament, DPR Korea, Encirclement of China, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Nukes, Obama, Pentagon, south Korea, US foreign occupation, US imperialism, USA on April 23, 2014 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA)

The spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued the following statement on Monday:

It is reported that U.S. President Obama is to tour Asia soon. Pursuant to the U.S. pivot to Asia-Pacific strategy, his projected trip is a reactionary and dangerous one as it is aimed to escalate confrontation and bring dark clouds of a nuclear arms race to hang over this unstable region.

This strategy which the Obama administration adopted under the signboard of “rebalancing” in the Asia-Pacific region late in 2011 is, in essence, designed to focus efforts on this region in a bid to encircle and contain its rivals and maintain its political and military edge.

The U.S. is citing the DPRK’s “nuclear and missile threats” and “provocation” as a pretext for hiding the hegemonic nature of the above-said strategy and warding off the resistance of big countries in Eurasia.

“The Quadrennial Defense Review Report” announced by the U.S. Department of Defense early in March took issue with the DPRK over its “provocation” and “threat”, reconfirming that the U.S. would deploy 60 percent of its naval force in the Asia-Pacific region till 2020, pursuant to the “strategy for rebalancing in the Asia-Pacific region”. During his recent trip to a neighboring country, the U.S. secretary of Defense announced that the U.S. would additionally deploy two Aegis in Japan till 2017, citing “invasion” from the DPRK.

Touring south Korea and China in mid-February, the U.S. secretary of State vociferated about the DPRK’s promotion of nuclear development and possible “provocation” while blustering that the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises would be staged in the same period and by the same method in the future, too, regardless of the crucial proposal made by the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and the north-south high-level contact.

It is as clear as noonday that Obama will trumpet about the same thing to accuse the DPRK this time, too, just as he habitually did in the past.

Clear is the reason why the U.S. is ceaselessly staging extremely offensive and aggressive joint military exercises in south Korea only among various areas in the Asia-Pacific region and steadily increasing their number and scale in a bid to deliberately keep the vicious cycle of tensions. Its aim is to steadily rattle the nerves of the DPRK and compel it to bolster up its nuclear deterrence, take military retaliatory steps and thus label it a “bellicose country” and justify Washington’s military moves.

But the U.S. is seriously mistaken.

The U.S. arms buildup in the Asia-Pacific region and joint military exercises are not justified but facing an unprecedentedly open rebuff of countries in the region.

Moreover, the DPRK is not such a country which may allow itself to make even a slight concession or seek any lucky chance over the fundamental issue related to the security of the country and the nation for fear of the nonsensical label of “bellicose country.”

It is the policy stand of the DPRK to redouble the efforts to bolster up justifiable deterrence for self-defence in every way to resolutely counter the U.S. hostile action.

If the U.S. seeks hegemony in the Asia-Pacific region as now and continues working hard to infringe upon the interests of the DPRK under this pretext, this will bring adverse consequences to the U.S. itself in the long run.

The U.S. reckless moves will have a very negative impact on resuming the six-party talks and realizing the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula for the present and, moreover, inevitably spark a nuclear arms race in the whole region.

The nuclear arms race in Northeast Asia which will prove more destructive than the nuclear issue in Mid-east is bound to end up making a mess of the initiative for building a “world without nuclear weapons” advocated by Obama.

The Obama administration would be well advised to coolly examine its hostile policy toward the DPRK whether it is in the final interests of the U.S., in actuality, when there is still time for it. -0-‘

KCNA homepage link: http://www.kcna.kp

Inspection Group of NDC of DPRK Opens to Public Truth about Drone Case Touted by S. Korean Authorities [KCNA]

Posted in DPR Korea, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, S. Korea government cover-up of Cheonan incident, south Korea on April 18, 2014 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Pyongyang, April 14 (KCNA) — The inspection group of the National Defence Commission (NDC) of the DPRK on Monday opened to public the truth about the drone case touted by the south Korean authorities, terming the fiction about the “drones sent by the north” a replica of the Cheonan warship sinking case from A to Z.
According to the open statement, it was reported that crashed drones were found in various parts of south Korea recently.
It said:
The south Korean military authorities on April 2 hastily announced the “results of the first investigation” in which they concluded that the drones were sent by the north. On April 11 they announced the “results of intermediary investigation” insisting that the drones “belong to the north”.
They claimed those photos available from the drones are the most convincing evidence proving that the “drones belong to the north”.
If one follows the south side’s assertion, flying bodies coming from the north to the south and from the south to the north should belong to the NORTH [emphasis added] and if photos of south side areas are available from the flying bodies, ALL [emphasis added] of them should belong to the north.
If then, flying bodies coming from the south to the north and from the north to the south in the areas north of the Military Demarcation Line should belong to south Korea and if photos of areas of the north side are available from the flying bodies, they should belong to south Korea.
The “central joint inspection team” produced the writing style in the north marked on the engine battery as one of the most convincing [pieces of] evidence proving that the drones belong to the “north”.
It is said that the front side of the engine battery of a drone at present bears the trade mark “date of kiyong (use) June 25, 2013” and “date of [expiration] June 25, 2014.”
They insist that this is the method of writing trade mark commonly used in the north and to write “naltsa (date)” used by south Korea as “nalja” is the writing of the north Korean style.
People in the north never use the word “kiyong” on any product. There is no explanation about the word “kiyong” in the large Korean dictionary in the north.
The recent “results of investigation” claimed that Chinese and Japanese letters are seen on the back of the battery and the device supporting the flying posture of the drones was made by Futaba of Japan.
If they assert the drones belong to the “north” as they bear Korean letters, how they will explain the Chinese and Japanese letters and Japan-made device.
Fingerprints were cited as one of the evidence proving the claim that the drones belong to the north.
If one with normal way of thinking insists that the fingerprints they claim found on the drones belong to north Koreans simply because they are not south Koreans’, no one can trust the assertion.
A spokesman for the south Korean Ministry of Defense announced at the outset that “it would not be easy to find the place where the north’s drone took off even if over 30 trillion won was spent out of the defense budget.”
Some days later, he claimed that the take-off point of the drone was confirmed, adding that it was Onchon airfield in South Hwanghae Province.
Onchon airfield of the DPRK is situated in South Phyongan Province, not in South Hwanghae Province.
A few days later, he corrected the take-off point of the drone announced earlier, noting that an airfield near Ongjin in South Hwanghae Province was the place where it took off.
People in the north have never heard there is an airfield near Ongjin.
The south Korean authorities cited the blue color of the drone as evidence to proving that the drones belong to the north.
They claim blue and white colors are “colors used in north Korea”. Is there anyone who can agree with this?
“One cannot but construe that drones were sent by the north as it is a short distance for neighboring countries to launch such drones and they were not launched in the south either”. This is one clause of the “intermediary investigation results” which judged on the basis of the flying range that the drones were sent by the “north”.
If then, do all flying bodies in the world with either short or long flying range belong to the “north”?
The south Korean Ministry of Defense on Mar. 31 claimed it confirmed those drones were launched from the area of the north side as a radar of E-8 detected a drone flying to Paekryong Island from the north.
It made a poor excuse that the south side fired at least 300 shells from Vulcan artillery pieces three times the moment the drone was detected but could not shoot down the drone flying at the altitude of 5-6 km because the maximum firing range of those guns is just 2 km.
[Then, t]he “central joint inspection team,” as if it had forgotten all what it had said, made public that the drone discovered on Paekryong Island crashed due to the lack of fuel, flying zigzag at the speed of 100-120 km per hour at the altitude of 1.4 km.
When public became increasingly skeptical about its announcement, the team asserted that another drone which the authorities did not know might be sent to Paekryong Island.
Besides, the south Korean authorities made the claim as evidence proving the “north’s involvement” that the drones were “cast in iron mould”, electronic circuit board attached to wood is not the south Korean style and there is neither witness nor informer who said that they found a launching pad and additional equipment needed for the drone take-off in south Korea. This is the “results of the intermediary investigation”[,] full of lies.
Seeing these ambiguous behaviors, people whisper that it was not an easy job to cook up and prove the story about the “north’s involvement.”
The more water flows under the bridge and the more facts are known to public, the more saliently they will bring to light truth that the story about the “north’s involvement” is a sheer lie.
The open statement laid bare the sinister criminal aims sought by the south Korean authorities through the drone case:
The first aim sought by the south Korean authorities is to blame the DPRK for orchestrating the drone case and shift the responsibility for the acute north-south relations and the situation on the Korean peninsula inching close to a war on to the DPRK.
The second aim is to take the second “May 24 anti-north measure” by fabricating the second Cheonan warship sinking case in a bid to keep the north-south relations in the state of confrontation.
The third aim is to plug their American master into their arms buildup under the pretext of “strengthening the security posture” and thus make up for the “vacuum of force” and stifle the DPRK by force of arms at any cost.
It is an inveterate bad habit of the south Korean authorities to cook up shocking cases and kick up anti-DPRK confrontation hysteria by linking those cases with the DPRK whenever they are driven into a crisis.
The inspection group of the NDC has the willingness to make everything clear now that the south Korean authorities have not yet ceased floating the story about “the north’s involvement” in Cheonan warship sinking case and are fabricating the second and third Cheonan cases.
The DPRK remains unchanged in its stand to jointly investigate all cases including the Cheonan case as they claim the north was involved in them.
Security room chief of Chongwadae Kim Jang Su, who allegedly looks after “state security” of south Korea, may take part in the investigation on behalf of the south side as it will draw great attention of the nation.
If the south Korean authorities have no compunction, there will be no reason whatsoever for them to shun the just and reasonable claim made by the DPRK from the very day of the occurrence of the Cheonan case.
We will wait for the south Korean authorities’ response. -0-

Edited by Zuo Shou

KCNA English webpage: http://www.kcna.kp

DPRK denies link to crashed drone, accuses U.S. of double standards [Xinhua]

Posted in DPR Korea, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Pyongyang, south Korea, US foreign occupation, US imperialism, USA on April 13, 2014 by Zuo Shou / 左手

PYONGYANG, April 5 (Xinhua) — The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) denies any link to a drone that crashed during its live-fire drill earlier this week, official news agency KCNA reported Saturday.

“An unidentified drone added disgrace to the South,” said an unnamed spokesman with the Korean People’s Army’s strategy department.

“After the unidentified crashed drone incident, the South Korean authorities … made it public that they had also tested a ballistic missile against Pyongyang,” said the spokesman, accusing Seoul of exaggerating Pyongyang’s “normal” and “self-defense” rocket launches.

“On the other hand, it has secretly tested a 500 km ballistic missile on March 23. This is a vivid example of the U.S.’s double standard,” he said. The U.S. should also stop its shameless double standard in criticizing Pyongyang’s countermeasures, the spokesman said.

The Republic of Korea (ROK)’s defense ministry said Friday the country had test-fired an extended range ballistic missile and would develop a longer range missile capable of striking all parts of the DPRK.

A ROK military official alleged a DPRK drone crashed Monday on ROK’s Baengnyeong Island, on the countries’ border, and was believed to have been launched from an airport on DPRK’s west, after the two countries exchanged artillery fire across the sea boundary.

A similar drone was discovered in Paju, south of the demilitarized zone, on March 24, and was found to contain photos of military installations and the residential quarters of Seoul’s presidential compound, according to ROK’s media.

Article link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-04/05/c_133241194.htm