Dienstag, 16. Juli 2019

U.S. Hit for Seeking to Wage Joint Military Drill against DPRK

Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the DPRK Foreign Ministry made public the following press statement on Tuesday:
The United States and south Korea are going to defiantly conduct a joint military exercise "Alliance 19-2" targeting us in August.
Outwardly, the U.S. is trumpeting that this exercise is a simulation to verify whether the south Korean army is capable of taking over wartime operational control. But, it is crystal clear that it is an actual drill and a rehearsal of war aimed at militarily occupying our Republic by surprise attack and rapid dispatch of large-scale reinforcements under the cloak of "containment" and "counter-offensive" in time of emergency.
The suspension of joint military exercises is what President Trump, commander-in-chief of the U.S., personally committed to at the DPRK-U.S. summit talks in Singapore under the eyes of the whole world and reaffirmed at the DPRK-U.S. summit meeting in Panmunjom, where our Foreign Minister and the U.S. Secretary of State were also present.
Our discontinuation of the nuclear and ICBM tests and the U.S. suspension of joint military exercises are, to all its intents and purposes, commitments made to improve bilateral relations. They are not a legal document inscribed on a paper.
In order to implement the DPRK-U.S. Joint Statement, we already took crucial steps, followed by the humanitarian measures without any precondition.
Less than a month now since the DPRK-U.S. summit meeting in Panmunjom, the U.S. is going to resume joint military exercise which it directly committed to suspend at the highest level.
This is clearly a breach of the main spirit of June 12 DPRK-U.S. Joint Statement and an undisguised pressure upon us.
We are viewing this matter with vigilance.
We really have many things to say about the facts that the U.S., together with Japan, south Korea and other countries, staged the "Proliferation Security Initiative" exercise targeting our country in early July and continues to bring highly sophisticated war equipment into south Korea.
With the U.S. unilaterally reneging on its commitments, we are gradually losing our justifications to follow through on the commitments we made with the U.S. as well.
I wonder whether there would be such obligation or law that one side alone has to continue to cling to when it is clear that a unilateral adherence would not bring any gains because the other side neither honors nor minds them. -0-

Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry on DPRK-U.S. Working-level Talks

Pyongyang, July 16 (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 July 16, with regard to the DPRK-U.S. working-level talks.
At present, there are widespread public opinions across the world concerning an opening of the DPRK-U.S. working-level talks.
The United States is going to conduct a joint military exercise "Alliance 19-2" with south Korea in contravention of the commitments made at the highest level at a time when the working-level talks between the DPRK and the U.S. are on the agenda, which has been made possible by the DPRK-U.S. summit meeting in Panmunjom.
If the military exercise really goes ahead, it would affect the DPRK-U.S. working-level talks.
We will formulate our decision on the opening of the DPRK-U.S. working-level talks, while keeping watch over the U.S. move hereafter. -0-

Donnerstag, 11. Juli 2019

Rodong Sinmun on Development of DPRK-China Relations

Pyongyang, July 11 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Thursday dedicates an article to the 58th anniversary of the conclusion of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.
The article notes that the treaty personally signed by the leaders of the elder generation of the two countries on July 11, 1961 laid a firm legal foundation for permanently consolidating and developing the friendly and cooperative relations nurtured in the bloody struggle for independence and socialism against imperialism.
The treaty has made a great contribution to developing the DPRK-China friendly and cooperative relations, advancing the socialist cause of the two countries and defending peace and security in Asia and the rest of the world century after century, says the article, and goes on:
The rapport between the leaders of the elder generations of the two countries formed the fundamental foundation of the development of the DPRK-China friendly relations and has served as a nutritive element that makes the bilateral friendship further blossom as required by the new times.
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un visited the People's Republic of China four times up to now since last year and thus ushered in a new heyday of the development of the friendly relations between the DPRK and China.
The current international environment requires the peoples of the two countries to carry forward the DPRK-China relations in conformity with the trend of the times.
This is a duty common to the peoples of the two countries.
Much water has flowed under the bridge and a lot of things have changed.
But the truth that the peoples of the DPRK and China have inseparable relations remains unchanged. -0-

S. Korean Authorities Slammed

Pyongyang, July 11 (KCNA) -- The policy research director at the Institute for American Studies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Thursday made public the following press statement:
The south Korean authorities are about to bring in two "F-35A" stealth fighters from the United States again in mid-July, immediate after introduction of such fighters in March.
There is no room for doubt that the delivery of "F-35A", which is also called an "invisible lethal weapon", is aimed at securing military supremacy over the neighboring countries in the region and especially opening a "gate" to invading the north in time of emergency on the Korean peninsula.
The south Korean authorities have thus challenged head-on the "military agreement to implement the Panmunjom Declaration" which expressly stipulates that the build-up of armed forces against the other side should be completely stopped.
The south Korean authorities readily consented to bring in the lethal weapons that would harm the compatriots at a time when positive atmosphere is created on the Korean peninsula thanks to the historic DPRK-U.S. summit meeting in Panmunjom. I can hardly fail to ask the south Korean authorities whether this is an invention from "its imaginative power beyond common sense" clamored for by the south Korean ruler.
The south Korean authorities are strange enough to live in such a way as to please the United States, their master, like eating mustard in tears, even though they know well that the bringing-in of the Fighters would prove to be an extremely dangerous action which will trigger our reaction and increase the military tension on the Korean peninsula.
Notwithstanding the above, the south Korean authorities are talking loudly about reconciliation and cooperation between the north and the south. They are indeed impudent and pitiful as well.
Inter-Korean relations cannot hold any prospect as long as the south Korean authorities do not avoid the fate of depending on outside forces, which compels them to make two steps backwards when the White House pulls down its check-bar while making one step forward when there is any sign of improved DPRK-U.S. relations.
We, on our part, have no other choice but to develop and test the special armaments to completely destroy the lethal weapons reinforced in south Korea.
The south Korean authorities had better come to their senses before it is too late, shattering the preposterous illusions that an opportunity would come for improved inter-Korean relations if they follow in the footsteps of the United States. -0-

Floral Baskets to DPRK Embassy from Cambodian King and Great Queen

Pyongyang, July 10 (KCNA) -- King Norodom Sihamoni and Great Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk of Cambodia sent big floral baskets to the DPRK embassy in Phnom Penh on July 6 ahead of the 25th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung.
Upon authorization of the king and the great queen, a delegation of the Ministry of Royal Palace led by Kong Sam Ol, deputy prime minister for Royal Palace, laid the floral baskets and made a bow before the portraits of smiling President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il. -0-

Sonntag, 7. Juli 2019

Posters Produced

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House produced posters on the election for the deputies to provincial (municipal), city (district) and county people's assemblies.
The poster "Let Us Brighten the Socialist System of Our Country!" depicts a worker, peasant and intellectual, who are seeing in the day of the election with a high degree of political zeal and labor achievements, against the background of the fluttering DPRK flag and monumental edifices.
The poster "Let Us Consolidate the People's Power Rock-solid!" depicts the will of the Korean people to fully display once again the invincible might of the DPRK, a country of the single-minded unity, by voting out of patriotism for the candidates with the pride and honor of being masters of the genuine people's power. -0-