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DPRK’s Jang Song-Thaek executed [Xinhua]

Posted in DPR Korea, Kim Jong Un, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Workers Party of Korea WPK on December 17, 2013 by Zuo Shou / 左手

PYONGYANG, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) — Jang Song-Thaek, deposed senior official of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), has been executed after the Special Military Tribunal found him guilty of treason, the official news agency KCNA reported on Friday.

Jang, vice chairman of the National Defense Commission and secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) administration department, was executed on Thursday immediately after the Special Military Tribunal convicted him of committing “unforgivable crime as traitor,” the report said.

Labeled as a so-called “reformer” by outside forces, Jang has been day-dreaming about being recognized as a “new regime,” the special military tribunal said in a verdict.

The 67-year-old senior general, who was married to DPRK leader Kim Jong Un’s biological aunt, admitted at the trial that he has premeditated a coup against Kim, the report said.

Under the DPRK’s Constitution, he was sentenced to death penalty [sic] and the execution was conducted immediately, the verdict said.

Jang, who has formed a faction within the party, has committed crimes such as the abuse of power and has challenged the country’s “sole leadership system,” the verdict said, stressing that “the discovery and purge of the Jang group … made our party and revolutionary ranks purer.”

Anyone “who dares challenge the absolute authority and sole leadership of our dear Marshal Kim Jong Un will end up with unpardonable deathful [sic] punishment, no matter who he is and where he is hiding,” the report said.

Jang was stripped of all posts and titles for “anti-party and counter-revolutionary crime” after an enlarged meeting of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee on Sunday. He was arrested at the scene, showed the video footage of the Korean Central TV.

The DPRK media has given an intensive coverage about the ordinary people’s “angry” reaction to Jang’s misdeed, calling on all party members, the army and people to be united under the leadership of Kim, the report said.

Article link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-12/13/c_132964320.htm

Korean Central News Agency website with English news access here: http://www.kcna.kp/kcna.user.home.retrieveHomeInfoList.kcmsf

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National Meeting Marks 60th Anniversary of Victory in Fatherland Liberation War [KCNA]

Posted in China, CPC, CPC Central Committee (CPCCC), DPR Korea, Juche Idea, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Korean War, Pyongyang, Sino-Korean Friendship, Songun policy, south Korea, US imperialism, USA, Workers Party of Korea WPK on July 28, 2013 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) — A grand national meeting was held at May Day Stadium Friday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.
Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People’s Army, appeared at the tribune of honor of the meeting place.
Taking the tribune of honor were senior officials of the party, the state and the army including Kim Yong Nam, Pak Pong Ju and Choe Ryong Hae, Kim Yong Dae, chairman of the Central Committee of the Korean Social Democratic Party, and officials of the party and armed forces organs.
Seen there were Li Yuanchao, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and vice-president of the People’s Republic of China, Abdullah al-Ahmar, deputy general secretary of the Syria’s Baath Arab Socialist Party, Guy Scott, vice-president of the Republic of Zambia, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekand, vice-president of the Republic of Uganda, and heads of foreign delegations.
Also seen there were Hong In Hum, chairman of the Central Audit Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan, Choe Un Bok, chairperson of the General Association of Koreans in China, and Kim Kang Hui, head of the lecturers group of veterans of the Chinese People’s Volunteers.
Present at the meeting were delegates of war veterans, officials of the party, armed forces and power organs, social organizations, ministries and national institutions, bereaved families of fallen fighters, service personnel of the KPA and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces, officials in the fields of science, education, art and literature, public health and media, merited persons, Pyongyangites, delegations of overseas compatriots, compatriots abroad and chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front.
Present on invitation there were diplomatic envoys of various countries, representatives of international organizations and members of the military attaches corps here, delegations and delegates of various countries staying here to participate in events to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the victory in the war and other foreign guests.
KPA Vice Marshal Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK and director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, declared the meeting open.
Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly, made a report at the meeting.
He said:
The U.S. imperialists ignited the Korean war on June 25, 1950 to realize their wild ambition to dominate Asia and the rest of the world with the Korean Peninsula as its springboard. They hurled into the war even troops of its satellite countries by abusing the UN flag, and applied all sorts of the most brutal war methods and means including the threat of A-bombs.
The army and people of the DPRK defeated the invaders of 16 countries including the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces in the war.
The historic victory in the war was the victory of the Juche-oriented military idea and outstanding strategy and tactics of President Kim Il Sung and one of the indomitable mental power of the army and people of the DPRK as they heroically fought, united close around the party and the leader.
The U.S. imperialists sustained a heavy defeat for the first time in their more than 100-year-long history of wars of aggression in the three-year-long Korean war and signed an instrument of surrender.
The DPRK, which beat back U.S. imperialism, was widely known as a country of heroes and its army and people earned worldwide fame as a heroic army and people.
During the war the party and government of China sent volunteers organized by its fine sons and daughters under the banner of resisting America and aiding Korea, safeguarding the home and defending the motherland even under the difficult situation where they just won victory in the people’s revolution. They helped the Korean people in their just struggle at the cost of blood.
The internationalist example set by the Chinese People’s Volunteers in the war recorded a shining page in the history of the DPRK-China friendship and the Korean party and people will always remember this.
The army and people of the DPRK greeted a new era of history in which they are successfully carrying forward the history and tradition of sure victory which started in Mt. Paektu and reliably steering the human cause of independence, thanks to Kim Jong Un, the reporter noted, and went on:
We should hold the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in high esteem as the eternal leaders of our party and people and the sun of Juche for all ages and firmly uphold and eternally glorify the undying feats Kim Il Sung performed by winning a victory in the war and the Songun revolutionary feats of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
The army and people of the DPRK will continue dynamically advancing for peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula, Northeast Asia and the rest of the world together with the progressive people who aspire after justice and value conscience.
Only July 27 of victory will be in store for the DPRK as the undying feats Kim Il Sung performed by winning the victory in the war and the Songun revolutionary exploits of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are shedding their rays and there are the invincible Paektusan army and the great unity of the army and people wisely led by Marshal Kim Jong Un.
Similar meetings took place in provinces, cities (districts), counties and industrial complexes to mark the anniversary. -0-

“May Day Marked in DPRK” & “National Meeting Marks May Day”- 2013 [KCNA]

Posted in DPR Korea, Holidays, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Pyongyang, Songun policy, Workers Party of Korea WPK on May 1, 2013 by Zuo Shou / 左手

“MAY DAY MARKED IN DPRK

Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) — The May Day was significantly marked in the DPRK on Wednesday.
Parks, pleasure grounds, industrial establishments and cooperative farms were in a festive mood with colorful art performances and sports and amusement games.
Artistes of the Phibada Art Troupe gave a performance at the plaza of the Arch of Triumph and the National Folk Art Troupe at the Taesongsan Pleasure Ground. Put on the stages were mixed quartet “Our Leader Loved by People” and male duet “Peace Is Guaranteed by Our Arms”. The performers sang high praises of the undying feats of the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
Acrobats of the National Circus put on the stage acrobatics at the Mangyongdae Amusement Park. Builders of the capital city spent the holiday, playing sports games at Kim Il Sung Stadium.
The workers of the Huichon Power Station, the Pyongyang and Pukchang thermal power complexes, those of the Kangson Steel Complex, Songjin Steel Complex, the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex and the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex, coal miners in Anju and other working people in the fields of light industry and agriculture across the country added to the atmosphere of the holiday with sports and amusement games.
Intellectuals of the State Academy of Sciences, the Academy of Agricultural Science, the Academy of Medical Science and other scientific research field across the country significantly marked the May Day. -0-

NATIONAL MEETING MARKS MAY DAY

Pyongyang, May 1 (KCNA) — A national meeting was held at the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex Wednesday, the 123rd May Day.
Present there were Pak Pong Ju, Kim Ki Nam and Yang Hyong Sop, and officials of the local party and economic organs, labor innovators and other people.
Premier Pak Pong Ju, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the Workers’ Party of Korea, made a report at the meeting.
He said that May Day is a significant holiday for fully demonstrating the revolutionary spirit and militant power of the working people of Songun Korea who are making devoted efforts for the prosperity of the country, united around the Workers’ Party of Korea in one mind, adding that it also serve as a holiday for strengthening international solidarity with working people the world over who are struggling to break iron chains of capital and attain democratic freedom and right and lead an independent life.
The working people of the DPRK are extending militant greetings and firm solidarity to the working people the world over struggling for a just and peaceful new world under the banner of independence against imperialism on May Day, he noted, and went on:
President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il wisely led the Korean people to successfully discharge their noble historic mission and duty in the struggle for realizing the revolutionary cause of Juche, the socialist cause.
The dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un is trusting and putting forward the workers and other people as revolutionary comrades and comrades-in-arms and energetically leading them to dynamically advance toward the final victory.
The workers and other people of the DPRK have devotedly worked for the country and revolution with hammers, sickles and writing brushes remaining true to the leadership of the party and the leader in the annals of the Korean revolution that was adorned with victory and glory.
There are many countries in the world and each country has many working people but there are no working people as those of Songun Korea who devote themselves to the patriotic cause with their creative labor efforts, displaying the independent dignity as human beings and leading a worthwhile and proud life under the care of the peerlessly great persons.
The reporter underscored the need to defend the dignity and sovereignty of the nation and build the best country, the people’s paradise on this land, by carrying out the new strategic line on simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force in the spirit of the March, 2013 Plenary Meeting of the C.C., the Workers’ Party of Korea under the leadership of Marshal Kim Jong Un. -0-

KCNA webpage link: http://www.kcna.kp/kcna.user.article.retrieveNewsViewInfoList.kcmsf#this

DPRK to void Korean War armistice agreement – “Spokesman for Supreme Command of KPA Clarifies Important Measures to Be Taken by It” [KCNA]

Posted in DPR Korea, Iraq, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Korean Reunification, Korean War, Lee Myung-bak, Libya, Nukes, Sanctions as weapon of war, Songun policy, south Korea, U.K., UNSC, US imperialism, USA, Workers Party of Korea WPK on March 7, 2013 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Pyongyang, March 5 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the Supreme Command of the Korean People’s Army issued the following statement on Tuesday:

On Dec. 12 last year the DPRK legitimately and successfully launched a satellite for peaceful purposes…

Seizing the DPRK’s satellite launch as an occasion for stifling it from the outset, the U.S. and its allies deliberately negated the DPRK’s sovereignty over its satellite launch. They finally prodded the UN Security Council into adopting a “resolution on sanctions” before opting for high-handed hostile acts against the DPRK.

These hostile acts are still going on.

Under this situation the DPRK was compelled to take practical counteractions to defend the security and sovereignty of the country. On Feb. 12 it admirably and successfully conducted the third underground nuclear test for self-defence at the highest level as part of those counteractions.

However, the U.S. imperialists and their allied forces including south Korea are making more persistent and desperate efforts to slap new tougher “sanctions” against the DPRK, far from drawing a due lesson.

Not content with this, they kicked off again the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises to stifle the DPRK by force of arms by mobilizing huge armed forces of aggression. They will reportedly last for two months from March 1.

Unlike last year the current joint military exercises will be participated in by super-large nuclear-powered carrier task force carrying at least 100 nuclear warheads, B-52H strategic bombers and other means of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces for making ground, sea and air nuclear strikes and its allied forces including south Korea, U.K. and Australia.

From this point of view, the exercises cannot be construed otherwise than the most dangerous nuclear war maneuvers targeted against the DPRK and the most undisguised military provocation to be made by a group of all hues of hostile forces.

This serious situation clearly indicates that the actions of the U.S., south Korea and other hostile forces to infringe upon the sovereignty of the DPRK are now leading to a military offensive for aggression, going beyond the level of outrageous economic “sanctions.”

In view of the prevailing situation, the Supreme Command of the KPA which is responsible for the national defence and security of the country and the destiny of the nation sent a meaningful warning message to the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces through the KPA Panmunjom mission on February 23. It warned them that if they ignite a war of aggression in the end, from that moment their fate will be hung by a thread with every hour.

But, the joint military exercises have persisted and the U.S. and the south Korean puppet forces have become all the more undisguised in their base moves to kick up their “sanctions.”

Looking back on history, the Korean people have neither shot even a single arrow nor thrown a single stone at the land of the U.S.

The U.S. is, however, working with bloodshot eyes to swallow up the DPRK, not content with having incurred the pent-up grudge of the Korean people which can never be settled.

What matters is that the south Korean puppet forces steeped in worship and sycophancy toward the U.S. are dancing to its tune.

Of late Kim Kwan Jin, puppet minister of Defense, and Jong Sung Jo, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, inspected frontline army corps, fleet command and guided missile units where they blustered that a sort of military provocation is expected from the north and cried out for making “deadly strikes” and “preemptive strikes” at the “bases for provocations.”

As far as these guys are concerned, they are a group of traitors who pushed the inter-Korean relations to a collapse together with traitor Lee Myung Bak who knows nothing about politics and military affairs. They are military gangsters who go reckless, unaware of what their master U.S. has in mind, what is the intention of the neighbouring countries and what all fellow countrymen and nation desire.

The puppet authorities, too, are crying out for the dismantlement of nukes and halt to provocation as dictated by their master, without knowing what is precious wealth for the nation. They move like a robot and repeat anything like a parrot.

The sovereignty and dignity of the nation are violated and the supreme interests of the country are seriously threatened by the U.S., the sworn enemy of the Korean people, and maniacs of confrontation with fellow countrymen grouping worst traitors. The army and people of the DPRK can never remain a passive onlooker to this fact.

The spokesman for the KPA Supreme Command is authorized to declare the following important measures:

First, it will take the second and third strong practical counteractions in succession to cope with the high-handed war acts of the U.S. and all other hostile forces as it had already declared.
The army and people of the DPRK never make an empty talk.

It is the mettle of Songun Korea to do what it is determined to do.

It won victories in the two wars and has advanced along the road of victory despite manifold difficulties.

The army groups on the front, ground forces, the navy, air and anti-air units, strategic rocket units of the KPA, the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and the Young Red Guards have launched an all-out action according to the operational plan finally signed by the dear respected Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un.

Now that the U.S. imperialists seek to attack the DPRK even with nuclear weapons, it will counter them with diversified precision nuclear strike means of Korean style.

Those means are bound to be launched once their buttons are pressed, and the enemies’ strongholds be turned into a sea in flames.

This land is neither the Balkans nor Iraq and Libya.

The army and people of the DPRK have everything including lighter and smaller nukes unlike what they had in the past.

Second, the KPA Supreme Command will make the Korean Armistice Agreement totally nullified.

The war maneuvers being staged by the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces are a vivid expression of their systematic violation of the AA.

Accordingly, the Supreme Command of the KPA will completely declare invalid the AA, which has existed for form’s sake from March 11, the day when the war maneuvers will enter into a full-dress stage.

The DPRK will make a strike of justice at any target anytime as it pleases without limit, not bound to the AA, and achieve the great cause of the country’s reunification, the cherished desire of the nation.

Third, the KPA Supreme Command will totally stop the activities of the Panmunjom mission of the KPA which was tentatively established and operated by it as a negotiating body for establishing a peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean Peninsula.

In this regard it will simultaneously make a decision to cut off the Panmunjom DPRK-U.S. military telephone.

Our choice has become clear now that the moves of all hostile forces to encroach upon the sovereignty and dignity of the DPRK are reaching a dangerous phase.

It is the unshakable stand of the army and people of the DPRK and the mode of counteraction of Mt. Paektu style to counter enemies coming in attack with a dagger with a sword, a rifle with an artillery piece and nukes with precision nuclear strike means of Korean style more powerful than them.

The U.S. imperialists and their allies should not forget even a moment that they are standing at the crossroads of their life and death.

A final victory is in store for the army and people of the DPRK who are all out to protect its sovereignty. -0-

KCNA home page: http://www.kcna.kp

KCNA Releases Report on Satellite Launch / DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Satellite Launch [Korean Central News Agency / KCNA]

Posted in DPR Korea, Kim Jong Il, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, UNSC, Workers Party of Korea WPK on December 13, 2012 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Congratulations to the DPRK on the successful satellite launch. As for the so-called ‘international community’ having problems with this, no sensible person can swallow their blatant double standards… Long live DPR Korea! — Zuo Shou

KCNA Releases Report on Satellite Launch

Pyongyang, December 12 (KCNA) — The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) released the following report Wednesday:

Scientists and technicians of the DPRK successfully launched the second version of satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 into its orbit by carrier rocket Unha-3, true to the last instructions of leader Kim Jong Il.

Carrier rocket Unha-3 with the second version of satellite Kwangmyongsong-3 atop blasted off from the Sohae Space Center in Cholsan County, North Phyongan Province at 09:49:46 on December 12, Juche 101(2012). The satellite entered its preset orbit at 09:59:13, 9 minutes and 27 seconds after the lift-off.

The satellite is going round the polar orbit at 499.7 km perigee altitude and 584.18 km apogee altitude at the angle of inclination of 97.4 degrees. Its cycle is 95 minutes and 29 seconds.

The scientific and technological satellite is fitted with survey and communications devices essential for the observation of the earth.

The successful launch of the satellite is a proud fruition of the Workers’ Party of Korea’s policy of attaching importance to the science and technology. It is also an event of great turn in developing the country’s science, technology and economy by fully exercising the independent right to use space for peaceful purposes.

At a time when great yearnings and reverence for Kim Jong Il pervade the whole country, its scientists and technicians brilliantly carried out his behests to launch a scientific and technological satellite in 2012, the year marking the 100th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung. -0-

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DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Satellite Launch

Pyongyang, December 12 (KCNA) — A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to questions put by KCNA Wednesday as regards the successful launch of the second version of satellite Kwangmyongsong-3:

The successful satellite launch in the DPRK was a desire at the behest of leader Kim Jong Il and part of peaceful work in line with the country’s scientific and technological development plan for the economic construction and improvement of people’s living standard.

All the people across the country are greatly excited at the news of the successful launch and progressives are extending sincere congratulations to them.

Hostile forces, however, are showing signs of sinister bid to take issue with the launch for peaceful purposes, while terming it “violation of resolution” of the UN Security Council.

The right to use outer space for peaceful purposes is universally recognized by international law and it reflects the unanimous will of the international community. So this issue is not one over which the UNSC can say this or that.

Only the DPRK’s satellite launch is regarded as long-range missile launch for military purposes, “provocation” and cause of increasing tension. This is prompted by the hostility toward the DPRK.

The U.S. over-reacted to the DPRK’s satellite launch in April out of hostile feelings which compelled the DPRK to reexamine the nuclear issue as a whole.

The concept of hostility will not be of any help, and confrontation will not help settle anything, either.

We hope that all countries concerned will use reason and remain cool so as to prevent the situation from developing to undesirable direction.

No matter what others say, we will continue to exercise our legitimate right to launch satellites and thus actively contribute to the economic construction and improvement of the standard of people’s living while conquering space. -0-

Korean Central New Agency English homepage: http://www.kcna.kp/goHome.do?lang=eng

KCNA Commentary Rebukes False Rumors about DPRK Leadership [Korean Central News Agency / KCNA]

Posted in Corporate Media Critique, DPR Korea, Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Lee Myung-bak, Media smear campaign, south Korea, Workers Party of Korea WPK on July 21, 2012 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Pyongyang, July 20 (KCNA) — The U.S., south Korea and other forces hostile toward the DPRK are spreading false rumors as regards the organizational matter dealt with at a meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

Taking the lead in the smear campaign are FOX News, CNN, VOA, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and other U.S. media and Chosun Ilbo, Dong-A Ilbo, Korean Broadcasting System and other south Korean conservative media.

They fed the public with misinformation that there is serious power scrambles within the leadership in the DPRK and it has shifted its line from the military-first policy to the party-first policy emphasizing party’s control over the army.

Who is dismissed and appointed in the DPRK is not a matter of concern of other countries.

The rumors put it that the illness was not the cause of dismissal,…

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DPRK Army chief Ri Yong Ho Relieved of All His Posts Due to Illness [KCNA]

Posted in DPR Korea, Korean Central News Agency of DPRK, Workers Party of Korea WPK on July 16, 2012 by Zuo Shou / 左手

Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) — A meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea was held on July 15.

Present there were members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau and members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee.

The meeting dealt with the organizational issue [sic].

It decided to relieve Ri Yong Ho of all his posts including member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK for his illness.

KCNA English webpage here