Thursday, 18 January 2018

U.S. Accused of Convening FMs' Meeting of Countries Participated in Korean War

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Institute for American Studies of the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA on January 18 as regards the foreign ministers' meeting of the countries that participated in the Korean War, recently convened by the U.S. together with Canada:

The U.S., in collusion with Canada created the scene of war simulation by summoning the foreign ministers' meeting of the countries that participated in the Korean War in Vancouver, Canada from January 15 to 16. Participated in this meeting were 20 countries including the ones that had followed the U.S. to the aggressive war against our country from 1950 to 1953.

At the meeting, the U.S. Secretary of State openly trumpeted that they should intensify the pressure campaign against us until we stop nuclear program by way of limiting the export of oil and industrial products, strengthening naval control, expelling our workers abroad, etc. and he went so far as to insist on the military option.

Now the whole world warmly welcomes the dramatic change in the frozen inter-Korean relations and the visible sign of easing tension on the Korean peninsula, which are being brought about by our generous and magnanimous proposal.

However, the U.S., while throwing a wet blanket over this atmosphere, have brought together its vassal forces including the countries that had followed the former to participate in the aggressive war against our country and openly hatched a plot to further intensify the barbarous sanctions and pressure against our country and provoke a new war on the Korean peninsula.

It is no accident that many countries including our neighbouring countries unanimously criticize the meeting, arguing that the nature and the agenda of the meeting are not conducive to easing the tension on the Korean peninsula and that it would rather bring an adverse effect.

As we have already clarified several times, the tightening of sanctions against our country like the naval blockade, which have been discussed behind the screen at the meeting, is tantamount to an act of war.

The meeting speaks to the fact that the U.S. is willing to spark a new war in the Korean peninsula at any cost although it talks about dialogue.

We take the U.S. convocation of the meeting simply as the ridiculous floundering of the Trump group which was frightened by the might of our Republic that has achieved great historic cause of perfecting the state nuclear force and made a dignified rise to a position of the strategic state recognized by the world.

The move of the U.S. trying to solve the issue of the Korean peninsula by force further solidifies our conviction that the road we chose was absolutely right and we should ever follow this road without any slightest vacillation.

We scrutinize even at this moment every move of the U.S. that is making highly disturbing military acts by continuously bringing the strategic nuclear weapons in and around the Korean peninsula and we constantly maintain high alert.

We take this opportunity to warn those unprincipled countries that kowtowed to the U.S. and participated in the meeting unlawful and ambiguous in nature and advise them to contemplate the consequences to ensue thereafter. -0-

Rodong Sinmun on Importance of Class Education

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- It poses itself as a very important problem to intensify the class education for the Party members and other working people, says Rodong Sinmun in an article on Thursday, adding:
Socialist construction is attended by a serious class struggle.
The more successfully the masses' cause of independence, the cause of socialism, makes an advance, the more desperately the imperialists try to stop it.
The victorious advance of revolution is guaranteed by the struggle of the service personnel and people with strong class consciousness.
Our revolution has performed miracles and achievements as all the Party members and other working people and the service personnel have waged a do-or-die struggle with burning hatred against the class enemy trying hard to stop them from achieving the prosperity of the country and the happiness of the people.
Our people are now carrying on the revolutionary general offensive for a fresh victory in the building of a powerful socialist country under the leadership of the Party.
Much upset by this, the U.S. imperialists and their vassal forces are making desperate efforts to stop our advance.
It is very important to intensify the class education as the U.S. imperialists are going reckless in the most barbarous aggression war moves and sanctions, crying out for "exterminating" our state and people.
The bitter lesson that a large number of residents in Sinchon met massive deaths as they had no class consciousness is not bygone tragedy.
It is necessary not to neglect the class education even a moment but intensify it for both preventing recurrence of the bloody history and making the red flag of revolution flutter on the victorious peak of socialism. -0

Some jobs that do not exist in Juche Korea

Jobs that do not exist in the DPRK
1.Debt collector
2. Balliff
3. Tax collector or inspector
4.Unemployment office clerk
6.Betting shop manager
7.Shoeshine boy
9. Porn star
11. Gangster
12. Beggar
13.Loan Shark
14.Drug dealer

ASSPUK,JISGE , UK KFA and BSCPRKP on recent developments on the Korean peninsula

  London 18th of January Juche 107 (2018)      
  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 Peace and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula (BSCPRKP) issued a joint statement on the recent talks between the DPRK and south Korea;
 On the 17th of January talks between the DPRK and south Korea were held at  Panmunjom concerning the participation of the DPRK in the 23rd Winter Olympics and Paralympics. It was agreed that the DPRK would send a sports team, cheer group, Taekwon-do demonstration group and press corps . What is highly significant is that the DPRK and south Korea will march under the flag of a reunified Korea .
   This is big step forward for peace and reunification which has been hailed by the world media and is evoking excitement amongst the world progressive people.The icy glacier of national division imposed by the US imperialists has started to thaw.Our organisations applaud these moves towards  a lessening of tension and towards reunification.
   The imperialists are talking about the DPRK 'driving a wedge between south Korea and the US '. This is the most ridiculous thing ever said . The Pacific Ocean and thousands of miles separate Korea and the US . The US is an uninvited guest on the Korean peninsula, an unwanted interloper and in fact occupier and enemy of the Korean nation.
  Although a very big step forward has been taken there should be no room for complacency because US troops still occupy south Korea, they are the root cause of Korea's division. Despite the lessening of inter-Korean tensions , the US imperialists have deployed extra forces and equipment around the Korean peninsula as well as staging the Vancouver anti-DPRK conference and imposing sanctions on  People's Korea. The US plans to deploy nuclear aircraft carriers and go ahead with war exercises against People's Korea . The south Korean chief executive has even praised Trump. This shows the
process of inter-Korean dialogue still has a very long way to go and that pro US attitudes amongst the south Korean ruling quarters need to be uprooted .
  We support the struggle of the Korean people for reunification and for the withdrawal of US forces
from the south  !

Precondition for National Reunification

In his New Year Address for 2018, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un said that a climate favorable for national reconciliation and reunification should be established in order to repair frozen inter-Korean relations and create environment conducive to national concord.

Now the unity of the Korean nation is a pressing task.

The atmosphere of national reconciliation and reunification never comes by itself. It is realized through contact, travel, cooperation and exchange. The north and the south should remove mutual misunderstanding and distrust through wide-ranging contact, visit, cooperation and exchange thus fulfill their responsibility and role as the motive force of national reunification.

All legal and institutional mechanisms should be removed in south Korea in order to create conditions and environment conducive to inter-Korean reconciliation and reunification. The south Korean authorities should put a definite end to acts that might offend the other party and incite discord and hostility between fellow countrymen.

Of late, inter-Korean dialogue was held thanks to north Korea’s energetic effort for creating a climate favorable for national reconciliation and reunification. It is a manifestation of great magnanimity and sincerity of north Korea for achieving a breakthrough for independent reunification without being obsessed by bygone days.

The future orientation of the inter-Korean relations depends on the south Korean authorities' efforts for creating the atmosphere of national reconciliation and reunification.

The south Korean authorities should respond positively to north Korea’s sincere efforts for establishing a climate favorable for national reconciliation and reunification.

Now civic bodies and people of all backgrounds urge the south Korean authorities to take the road of peace and reunification with north Korea, positively supporting active measures taken by north Korea for alleviating tension on the Korean Peninsula and improvement of north-south relations.

Campaign for arresting Lee Myung-bak

Campaign for arresting Lee Myung-bak

South Koreans of all strata conducted a campaign for arresting Lee Myung-bak in various parts of Seoul on Jan. 6.
A candlelight action took place around Lee's house under the sponsorship of the Headquarters of All-People Action to Punish Lee Myung-bak and "Commando for Seizing MB".
Attending it were civilians of various strata from across south Korea.
The participants held a demo from Hakdong Station to Lee's house before holding a candlelight rally.
They encircled Lee’s house to hold the candlelight rally, raising cry in demand of his confinement.   
Four rivers have been seriously contaminated by Lee, they said.  
Speakers at the rally said that there are many reasons for arresting Lee Myung-bak such as irregularities and corruption, crackdown upon media and import of American beef.
Lee was greedy for money during his tenure of office and he was indifferent to the people suffering dire poverty, they charged.
Meanwhile, there took place another candlelight rally outside the Sejong Cultural Center under the sponsorship of the Citizens Alliance for Arresting MB.
Lee helped Park Geun-hye to win presidency through the fraudulent election by mobilizing the National Intelligence Service, they denounced. 
The participants stressed that it is necessary to arrest Lee Myung-bak in order to clean up deep-rooted evils and reform the society completely.
At the same time, a one million-signature campaign started in demand of his detention.
The struggle of south Korean people to punish Lee Myung-bak and Park Geun-hye, the authors of social evils and irregularities, is growing intense. 

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Inter-Korean Working-Level Talks

Panmunjom, January 17 (KCNA) -- Working-level talks between the north and the south of Korea for the north side's participation in the 23rd Winter Olympics and Paralympics were held at the "house of peace" in the south side portion of Panmunjom on Wednesday, under the agreement of the north-south high-level talks.

Present there were a delegation of the north side led by Jon Jong Su, vice-chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK, and a delegation of the south side with Chon Hae Song, vice-minister of Unification, as its chief delegate.

At the talks both sides thrashed out the practical matters arising in the successful holding of the 23rd Winter Olympics and adopted a joint press release.

The joint release dealt with the scales and action programs of the north's National Olympic Committee delegation, sports team, cheer group, Taekwon-do demonstration group and press corps to take part in the 23rd Winter Olympics, the south's offer of conveniences for them and the dispatch of a field survey delegation. Matters related to the International Olympic Committee will be settled by both sides in cooperation with the Committee, according to the release.

It also mentioned the practical matters on joint training of north-south ski runners and north-south joint cultural event to be held at the Masikryong Ski Resort and in Mt Kumgang from late January to early February.

Both sides will agree in the way of exchange of documents on such other practical matters as dispatch of the north's Paralympic Committee delegation, sports team, cheer group, art troupe and press corps to the Winter Paralympics, the release said. -0-