Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Is Russia Sightless or Is It Mimicking Blind: Researcher of Institute for International Studies

Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- Ri Chol Ho, a researcher of the Institute for International Studies of the DPRK, on Wednesday issued the following article titled "Is Russia Sightless or Is It Mimicking the Blind":

The news of the successful launch of inter-continental ballistic rockets of the DPRK, which put the whole land of the U.S., empire of evil, within its striking range, has been afloat all over the world as breaking news.

The U.S., an aggression state which brandished a nuclear stick of aggression and oppression decade after decade, has finally been dumbfounded in the face of the Juche weapon, and the whole world now turn its eyes to Songun Korea with admiration.

The international community was unanimous in commenting in high terms that the fact that the DPRK's ICBM reached the maximum height of more than 3 700 km and flew nearly 1 000 km and that the launch was made at high angle launch system more rigorous than actual maximum range flight conditions is demonstrative of the substantial might which is capable of putting even the eastern areas of the U.S. including New York, to say nothing of the western areas of the U.S., within the firing range.

The DPRK's ICBM, a noble fruition of its great policy of simultaneously developing the economic construction and the building of nuclear force, is clearly recorded in space as a pronoun of defence of international justice and peace, both in name and reality.

But only Russia is making a far-fetched assertion, denying this stark fact unanimously acknowledged by the world community, while feigning blind and deaf.

Russia, a country bordering the Korean peninsula, is calling the DPRK's ICBM a medium-range ballistic rocket with 681 km of height and 732 km of distance. This is utterly ironical.

The U.S., situated in the American continent across the ocean, dares not deny the fact even though it is reluctant more than others to acknowledge the DPRK's success in the ICBM launch. A big question is how come the ICBM of the DPRK is taken as medium-range ballistic rocket by Russia, a country very close to the DPRK.

Another question is that Russia, which will be grouchy if it is ranked second in military standings, is making desperate efforts to make its far-fetched assertions sound plausible while misusing even the name of the Defence Ministry.

The world people are watching the erratic act of Russia with surprise as its authorities and the public have differing stand over the launch. Lots of military experts, media and social circles of Russia are unanimously acknowledging the launch as ICBM launch but this is denied only by the authorities.

What is skeptical is that whether Russia's virtual concept on object is not ruled by its perversity and jealousy that big country's rifle should be regarded as a rocket and small country's rocket should be taken as a rifle.

For years, Russia took outwardly strong stand toward the U.S., as it used to say that "sanctions resolutions" against the DPRK should not affect the normal economic and trade activities of the DPRK and its people's living at a time when the issue was on agenda at UN even though Russia was subject to trouble as a key target of sanctions and pressure by the U.S. Therefore, the world has been skeptical about its assertion of calling the ICBM a medium-range ballistic rocket. However, Russia, which had showed bravery as if it was going to hinder the adoption of the "resolution sanctions" on the DPRK, boarded the ship operated by the U.S. all of a sudden to be "complimented" by Trump. This is quite enough for the world to guess what was the true aim sought by Russia in insisting that the ICBM of the DPRK was a medium-range ballistic rocket.

The far-fetched assertion of Russia has become an engine that heartened the DPRK to work for more launches of ICBM and compelled it to take new measures of action.

It will be clear to Russia itself whether it is really the blind or is feigning the blind.

If Russia does not drop its own "big power concept" which it values so much, the reality in which it is not treated as a big power even though it is a big power will be its permanent destiny. -0-

No War!

No War!

On August 4, women organizations including the Women Headquarters of South Side Committee for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration, the Federation of the Korean Women’s Organizations and the National Women’s Solidarity called a news conference in front of the US embassy in Seoul to protest against US President Trump’s preposterous remarks that he would not hesitate to unleash a war in the Korean Peninsula.
They pointed an accusing finger at Trump’s ill-boding remarks that thousands of people would be killed in the Korean Peninsula not in the US mainland if a war breaks out and demanded his apology. 
They charged that Trump’s remarks are that of a demented warmonger.  
The additional deployment of THAAD and military tension to be created on the Korean Peninsula by south Korea-US joint military rehearsals to be conducted in the middle of August would not help for keeping peace, they stressed.    
The US, the biggest nuclear power in the world, is steeped in hostile policy to the DPRK as the former has hurled huge amount of weapons and army into the Korean Peninsula for decades in a bid to put military pressure on and blamed the latter, they noted.  
The women ardently wish the Korean Peninsula free from war provocation of the US and want to live peacefully without constant danger of war, global denuclearization and stop to military exercises in the Korean Peninsula are shortcut to preserve a durable peace, they said.   
They would take active part in the campaign to keep the Korean Peninsula free from danger of war, they pointed out.
The Solidarity for Democracy, People's Life, Peaceful Reunification and Sovereignty held a rally on August 5 to criticize Trump’s absurd remarks.
It demanded withdrawal of hostile policy to the DPRK, conclusion of peace pact between the DPRK and US and halt to deployment of THAAD.

Sanctions will fail to crush Juche Korea (updated and expanded version of the earlier article "Why Sanctions Cannot Defeat People's Korea the land of Juche") special article by Dr Dermot Hudson


 On Saturday 5th of August  the UN Security Council, a stuffed shirt body and tool of US world imperialism , voted for a new sanctions resolution  2371 against People's Korea .Shamefully certain big powers that profess themselves to be anti-imperialist sided with US imperialism and voted for the sanctions in the UNSC. Earlier the US had passed a new sanctions act targetting the DPRK , Russia and Iran .
    The UNSC sanctions are seen as particularly stringent , as the statement of the DPRK government said the UNSC santions amount to  a  "  total ban even on normal trade activities and economic exchange, thereby disclosing before the whole world its evil intention to obliterate the ideology and system of the DPRK and exterminate its people.". Trump has been boasting that the UNSC sanctions will  cause a loss of $1 billion for the DPRK .
Some people ask , how can People's Korea survive these sanctions ? What will happen ? Well first of all sanctions are not new for the DPRK . In fact the DPRK is one of the most sanctioned countries in the world.
   The US first imposed sanctions on the DPRK in 1950 .The US fabricated about 40 acts against the DPRK since the 1950s such as Act of Export Control (June 28, 1950,) the Act of Trade with Enemy State (December 17, 1950,) the Act of External Aid (August 1,1962)the Wassenaar Arrangement (July 12, 1996) and the Act of International Financial Structure (1994.) By these acts,all economic sectors of the DPRK are under sanctions and she has been prohibited to make trade, financial transactions and the exchange of science and technology. In the past decade the UN Security  Council under the baton of the US imperialists  adopted sanctions against the DPRK under the pretext of the DPRK's nuclear test and the satellite launches imposed sanctions in 2006,2009 ,2012 and 2013. These  sanctions were unable to check either the DPRK's nuclear and space programmes not the massive construction programme which saw multi-storied buildings rise one after in quick succession.
   In fact in the late 1950s when the sanctions and blockade of the US imperialists and other Western countries was most intense and the DPRK faced pressure from the big power chauvinists and revisionists . This did not impede the growth of the DPRK ,instead the Korean people under the leadership of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG launched the Chollima movement(Chollima being the legendary winged horse of Korea that can cover thousands of miles in  a day). Industrial output value soared by 36% per year !
   Two Western academic experts  Brun and Hersh in their book 'Socialist Korea' wrote"when it is considered that one of the most acute problems in industrial
development of nations with a low starting point is created by the competition 
of 'advanced' nations one can grasp the short sightedness of the embargo policy...Thus strange as it may appear the effects of the Western embargo against the Asian socialist countries may have been  far different than those intended".
   During  the early 1960s rather than being the great benefactor of the DPRK that some imagine the Soviet Union suspended economic co-operation with the DPRK basically imposing its own sanctions on the DPRK because the DPRK refused to follow its revisionist policies. President KIM IL SUNG said that   "The revisionists fell on their knees before the threat and blackmail of the US imperialists and capitulated against the interests of the revolution". He further explained that some difficulties in the implementation of the Seven Year Pan had been caused by the revisionists but stressed that "We could not give up our revolutionary principles and toe the line of the revisionists capitulation just for a few more tons of steel".
  Secondly, the sanctions will fail because of the Juche Idea , the policy of self-reliance and self-development and the power of the independent , Juche-based economy of the DPRK. 
   The great leader President KIM IL SUNG stressed that the Juche Idea itself is a weapon to combat imperialist sanctions and blockade saying that ; "The United States, Japan and other modern imperialist states are now blockading our country in the political, economic and military spheres. But the Korean communists have a sufficient amount of vitamins of the Juche type with which to frustrate that blockade. The attempt to conquer the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Korean people by military means or to stifle them politically and economically is a wild daydream, like an attempt to break a rock with an egg-After the evacuation of the guerrilla zones, small units and political workers actively infiltrated into the homeland. The seeds of the revolution were sown in the vast lands of Manchuria and Korea.
This wise teaching perceptively foresaw the desperate attempts of the US imperialists and UNSC to stifle Korean style socialism.


   The DPRK's independent national economy can produce almost any product from a wrist watch to a nuclear missile. In the 1970s the DPRK  was able to produce 98% of its own machinery  and 75% of fuel and industrial materials. Foreign trade is a small percentage of gross national product in the DPRK unlike the south Korean puppet regime which has 88% of its gross national product 
coming from foreign trade and is therefore highly dependent.  Thus a large part of the DPRK's GDP would be unaffected by sanctions.  $ 1 billion only amounts to about 3.5 per cent of the Western estimate of GDP for the DPRK but as the real GDP of the DPRK is in fact higher it is a much lower figure.
    The DPRK's Juche-based independent national economy is strong .You cannot see  foreign owned banks towering above the streets of Pyongyang. The DPRK economy is owned and run ,basically, by the Korean people.
As to talk of restricting joint ventures , the DPRK survived and prospered without joint-ventures for many years , they can and will do again .
   A typical example of the DPRK's Juche-based self-reli
ant independent national economy is Vinalon ,a synthetic fibre produced from limestone which means that the DPRK does not need to import cotton .The DPRK perfected a Juche-based method of iron and steel production without  coking coal .In recent years  the DPRK has succeeded in making a tube train with indigenous resources and technology  as well as a light aeroplane and of course the satellite Kwangmyongsong 4 was launched using resources and materials of the DPRK. 
   Dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN has strongly emphasised the self-development first principle saying "Worship of big countries and dependence on foreign forces is the road to national ruin; self-development alone is the road to sustaining the dignity of our country and our nation and to paving a broad avenue for the revolution and construction”.


         Although the UNSC , US , Japanese , EU and south Korean sanctions may cause some short term and temporary problems , the DPRK will fight back  with the spirit of self-reliance, upholding  the Juche idea and upholding the self-development first principle. The DPRK does not need foreign banks etc, it needs Juche, it needs self-reliance , it needs self-development . There will be greater import substitution which will strengthen the national economy greatly and led to further spectacular development. The Korean people will end the disease of import dependency totally by upholding respected Marshal KIM JONG UN's  great teachings on self-development. The Korean people will smash the imperialist sanctions with Juche ,self-reliance and self-development and will build a stronger , more prosperous socialist country !
Dr Dermot Hudson
 President Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
Official Delegate UK Korean Friendship Association
Member International Committee For the Study of Songun Politics

ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP support warning of KPA Strategic Force


  9th of August  Juche 106(2017)
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 in Korea (BSCPRKP)issued a joint statement in support of the statement of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) that was issued on the 8th of August :
  The Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA draw correct attention to the ill boding and provocative actions of the US imperialists . Recently the US has test fired the ICBM Minuteman-3 at its Vandenberg Air Force Base in California State targeting the DPRK, the fourth one this year, openly staged an actual nuclear strike drill targeting the strategic objects of the DPRK by mobilizing its nuclear strategic bombers formation stationed at its Anderson Air Force Base on Guam in the Pacific. It is driving the situation on the Korean peninsual to an extreme pitch by openly bringing various kinds of nuclear strategic hardware .

 Given the grave situation the KPA Strategic Force issued a warning to the US that if it does not desist  from it aggresive moves then it will strike at US military bases on Guam , a Pacific island that the US imperialists have turned into a colony and a military base . Pre-emptive action is not the sole monopoly of the US !
    We support the right of People's Korea to self-defence . If the US really wants peace it should desist from threatening and provoking People's Korea !

죽음을 미제침략자들에게-classic DPRK song "Death to the US imperialists !"

KCNA Commentary on S. Korean Authorities' "Story of Crisis in August"

Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet forces are kicking off the anti-DPRK burlesque while spreading a "story of crisis in August".
They spread rumor that the DPRK's test-fire of ICBM Hwasong-14 passed the "red line," increasing the U.S. possibility of military attack, and the DPRK would make another tougher military step on the occasion of the joint military drill Ulji Freedom Guardian scheduled for late August.
This is a revelation of the sinister intention to lay the blame for the tension of the Korean peninsula on the DPRK, curry favor with their master U.S. and hype their reckless military confrontation racket.
It is only the south Korean authorities who are working hard to deny the fact that the U.S. is the criminal persistently increasing the danger of nuclear war on the peninsula.
The U.S. is a state of aggression and war which has posed a serious threat to the peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the region while pursuing the extreme hostile policy toward the DPRK and nuclear blackmail for more than a half century.
The U.S. huge nuclear strategic assets are watching for a chance to ignite a war of aggression while busying themselves on the peninsula and the region.
It is the essential strategic option for the DPRK to take the road of bolstering up the nuclear force in order to defend the country's sovereignty and the nation's right to existence from the U.S. reckless obstructive moves.
The DPRK has provided a reliable guarantee for firmly preserving the peace and security of the peninsula and the region. Its successive ICBM test-fires were a stern warning to the U.S. which is slapping the harshest sanctions while letting out rhetoric out of discretion.
Now is the time for the south Korean authorities to behave with greater prudence and self-control than ever before, not going busy with currying favor with their master U.S. as the DPRK clearly showed the world that it has capability of making surprise launch of ICBM any time and any place and the entire U.S. mainland is in the firing range of the DPRK.
This being a hard reality, they are zealously availing themselves of the U.S. military counteractions, hit hard by the DPRK's test-fire of ICBM targeted against the U.S.
Their anti-DPRK moves, staged to the tune of lunatic Trump's rhetoric that he would not rule out a war, are aggravating the tension on the peninsula.
If the south Korean authorities persistently take the road of following the U.S., the "story of crisis in August" will come to reality, putting their existence at peril.
They should behave with discretion if they want to escape a catastrophic disaster. -0-

DPRK Will Never Step Back from Road of Justice: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and other hostile forces, taken aback by the powerful might of the DPRK's nuclear force, challenged it through the harshest sanctions and pressure and provocative moves.
On August 6, the U.S. framed up "sanctions resolution" 2371 by abusing the name of the UNSC, branding the DPRK's ICBM test-launch as a "threat to global peace and security." Meanwhile, it is running amuck, uttering imprudent remarks for military option against the DPRK.
This is a wanton violation of the sovereignty of the DPRK and another provocation to it as it is a product of the U.S. heinous hostile policy toward the DPRK to stifle the ideology, social system and people in the DPRK.
The U.S. is the sworn enemy of the Korean nation as it has incurred the bitter grudge upon the nation hard to be settled through centuries.
From long ago, the U.S. regarded invasion of Korea, gate to the Asian continent, as the important key for implementing the strategy for world domination. It artificially divided Korea, which is neither a war criminal nor the defeated in the Second World War, and unhesitatingly committed the most monstrous crimes unprecedented in history.
The U.S., from its gangster-like nature not to allow the existence of the DPRK, has cooked up a lot of illegal anti-DPRK "sanctions resolutions" and increased them while resorting to the nuclear threats and blackmail to it.
It is the instinct of human being to protect himself or herself from the attack of brutes and it is a righteous step to defend the safety of each nation and security of its country from the aggression of outsiders.
The DPRK took the option of having access to the strongest nuclear force to defend its sovereignty and the right to existence of the nation from the highhanded and arbitrary practices of the U.S.
By taking the option the DPRK declared an end to the gangster-like logic and Yankee-style way of existence that all the countries on the earth should be colonies serving the U.S. interests or fall victim to the U.S.
Now standing before the "only superpower in the world" are the heroic people of Juche Korea, who created the legendary war victory by shattering the myth of "mightiness" of the U.S. imperialists with rifles 60 odd years ago. Today they have the most powerful strategic weapons, Juche weapons with the U.S. mainland in their striking range.
It is a foolish calculation for the U.S. to think that its mainland would be safe across the ocean.
The more "sanctions resolutions" aimed at depriving the DPRK of its sovereignty and rights to existence and development would only stir up the hatred of the Korean army and people toward the gangster-like U.S. and harden their will to retaliate against it thousand times.
The way out for the DPRK is to bolster up the state nuclear force, and the DPRK will never step back even an inch from the road of justice chosen by itself, no matter what others may say. -0-

Central Class Education House

Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- People from all walks of life in the DPRK visit the Central Class Education House and swear revenge on the U.S. for cooking up "sanctions resolution" against the DPRK at the United Nations Security Council which is geared to completely block the DPRK's economic development and improvement of its people's livelihood. -0

ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP support statement of KPA General Staff U.S. War Hysteria Will Only Bring Miserable End of American Empire";"

  8th of August  Juche 106(2017)
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 in Korea (BSCPRKP)issued a joint statement in support of  the statement of the KPA General Staff "U.S. War Hysteria Will Only Bring Miserable End of American Empire";
  The warmongering and crazy Yankee imperialists have gone wild in their war hysteria against People's Korea and this coincidences with the adoption of an anti-DPRK sanctions resolution by the UNSC as well as sanctions by the US congress . It is obvious to all that the US intends to try and stifle People's Korea by means of sanctions combined with military action.
   Various Yankee warmongers and bureaucrats have made statements calling for military action against the DPRK and the fascist war-maniac Trump has even said that he will unleash 'fire and fury' on the DPRK .
   As the KPA General Staff point out "All these military actions being conducted in the ground, sea and air clearly go to prove that the nuclear war hysteria of the U.S. authorities including Trump has reached an extremely reckless and rash phase for an actual war after crossing the red line."
   People's Korea is guided by the great Songun(military first ) idea and values its independence above all . It is not a country to take these threats to its existence laying down and will fight back with all its might against US imperialism.
   Thus the KPA General Staff has made a 4 point declaration  which says that it will counter US pre-emptive operation with Korean style pre-emptive operations and also foil the so-called "secret " operation of the US imperialists against the DPRK . The KPA General Staff says that it will mean the end of the American empire if the US attacks People's Korea. Many people in the world would love dearly to see the end of the American empire .
  Basically the KPA General Staff says that if the US imperialists dare attack People's Korea it will mean the end of the American empire for good . The Korean People's Army, along the paramilitary
revolutionary armed forces the Worker-Peasant Red Guard  and Red Young Guards are firmly united around the leader and the Party and imbued deeply with the Juche Idea and Songun idea , stands ready to go into combat to wipe out the Yankee imperialists . The KPA commanded by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN does not mince words !
 If the US really likes peace and does not want a war it will heed the warning of the KPA General Staff and leave the DPRK alone !

Japanese Reactionaries Should Not Go Frivolous before Merciless Nuclear Fist

Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- Ryu Il O published an article titled "Japanese reactionaries should not go frivolous before merciless nuclear fist" whose full text reads:

Recently the Japanese reactionaries' rash military actions against the DPRK have gone beyond the red line.

A typical example is their trumpeting about "possession of capabilities for attacking" ballistic rocket bases of the DPRK in a preemptive way.

Onodera, who took the post of defence minister on August 4, officially made public the stand by saying at a press conference that the Japan Defence Ministry is examining the "possession of ability for attacking enemy bases aimed at mounting a preemptive attack at the missile bases of the north" as a measure for countering the DPRK's ballistic rocket launch.

Amid the buildup of wide-spread public opinion over the new Defence minister's statement, the Japanese media are reeling off stories to the effect that "Defence Ministry is examining the possession of capabilities for mounting a preemptive attack on the north's missile bases to completely check the north's ballistic missile attack, and plans to reflect it in the defence guidelines to be set up next year".

As a result, there is mounting comment in Japan and even from the international community that "this is aimed at reviving militarism under the pretext of the threats from the north" and "securing pretexts for justifying preemptive attack on the north" and at "political operation aimed at tiding over crisis" as well as denunciation of the present Japanese ruling quarters.

This is a deserved outcome resulted by the political ignorance, craftiness, frivolity and bluff peculiar to the Japs.

It is a well-known fact that whenever the DPRK took measures for bolstering its force for self-defence to put a fundamental end to the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK, thoughtless Japanese reactionaries parroted the U.S. to talk about "threat" and raise a hue and cry.

It is none other than the Japanese reactionaries who kicked up the ruckus of putting interceptor missiles on a permanent deployment even in the premises of the government buildings, held the mobile deployment drill of Patriot interceptor missiles one after another and conducted evacuation drills with the mobilization of ordinary citizens busy with making their livings.

At the Japanese reactionaries' wild act that has gone beyond the tolerance limit, even the south Korean puppet forces, to say nothing of the international community, disclosed their discomfort and even their master U.S. showed displeasure, in fear of the aftereffect.

Question is why the Japanese reactionaries have gone so imprudent, whenever every measure for bolstering self-defence is taken by the DPRK.

Clear is the aim sought by them.

The purpose is to secure a pretext for infiltrating the Japan "Self-Defense Forces" into the Korean peninsula on their own initiatives under the pretext of "missile threat" of the DPRK and, furthermore, create a springboard for realizing their ambition for overseas expansion.

It is the invariable ambition of the Japanese reactionaries to justify a comeback to Asia-Pacific and realize at any cost the old dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-prosperity Sphere".

The present Japanese ruling quarters have invested the "Self-Defense Forces" with the right to exercise the "right to collective self-defence" and drastically expanded the scope of the SDF's overseas activities by effectuating the "Security Legislation" in March, 2016 under the auspice of their master U.S.

On the other hand, they concocted in chain such evil laws as law on protection of specified secrets and law on punishing organized crimes and rapidly stepped up fascistization of Japan, and have recently resorted to the retrogressive revision of the present constitution, a final phase for realizing their ambition for overseas aggression.

What remains to be done now by the Japanese ruling quarters seeking overseas aggression is to retrogressively revise the "pacifist constitution" and secure "justice" and "legitimacy" for turning the country into a military giant and launching overseas aggression.

It is just a few days ago that Japanese Prime Minister Abe claimed at a commemoration for the 70th anniversary of effectuation of the Japanese constitution that "the present constitution has to be revised as the security environment has undergone a change due to the north's nuclear and missile development" in a bid to mislead the public opinion. Others in power vied with each other to call for "securing preliminary way to cope with the threat from the north" and "preparations for a war".

It is by no means fortuitous that, foreign media commented in unison that "this is a far-fetched assertion to secure a pretext for the retrogressive revision of the constitution" and a "statement for building justifications for the SDF's performance of overseas operation", stressing that one should be vigilant against it as this enshrines the intent to "make Japan an 'ordinary country capable of fighting a war' and to expand the scope of operation of the SDF to the Korean peninsula".

No wonder, the south Korean puppet reptile hack papers accustomed to faulting the DPRK openly complained that the Japanese reactionaries' act of hyping the "threat from the north" is an expression of "frivolity peculiar to Japan keen on justifying the bolstering up of the military force under the pretext of an unidentified fact".

The Japanese reactionaries seek to strain tension in Northeast Asia, hype up "threat" to Japan from the DPRK and thus realize their crafty ambition.

When the U.S. imperialists, exasperated by the toughest steps taken by the DPRK, gave vent to their anger at a weak Mideast nation under the absurd pretext of its use of "chemical weapons", the Japanese regime was busy praising the "braveness" of the U.S. and claimed that the "north might launch a missile tipped with a warhead containing sarin gas." This was aimed to further strain the regional situation and thus realize its wild ambition for reviving militarism.

Against this backdrop, the regime, buoyed by the bluffing of the U.S., has recently gone so far as to talk about "preemptive attack."

Such disgusting behavior of the Japanese reactionaries is directly related to the petty trick of the Abe group to tide over the worst-ever ruling crisis caused by its incompetent politics.

Now the ruling quarters of Japan are losing the public support due to the uninterrupted disclosure of scandals of the Abe cult and his confidants, worsening economic crisis and ceaseless social evils. Early in July the ruling Liberal Democratic Party sustained a bitter defeat in the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly Election called a preliminary one for the next-term Dietmen election.

So, the present support rate for the Abe Cabinet has declined to 30 percent, the critical level before resignation.

The Abe cult, being driven to a tight corner, has worked hard to tide over the crisis, calling for "reshuffles" including the one in the Cabinet. As this proved ineffective, it raised the "security card" and is scheming to use it as a lever for weathering the ruling crisis.

Its talk about "preemptive attack" on the DPRK is aimed to divert elsewhere the media attention, focus the public debate at home on the "security issue" of tackling the "threat from the north" and thus calm down the mounting anti-regime sentiments among the public.

All facts clearly prove that the present reactionary ruling quarters of Japan headed by Abe are desperately trying to tide over the worst-ever ruling crisis by hyping "threat from the north" to Japan and, at the same time, to secure a pretext for dispatching its SDF in a "legitimate way" in case the U.S. imperialists ignite a war against the DPRK, thus revive militarism and realize at any cost the wild ambition for the reinvasion of Asian countries.

But the Japanese reactionaries are seriously mistaken.

The DPRK has already acquired the capabilities of reducing the Japanese archipelago to ashes in a second once it makes up its mind.

To be frank, we have not reckoned the Japanese reactionaries from the outset.

The measures taken by the DPRK for modernizing the nuclear force for self-defence are a strategic option for fundamentally eliminating the U.S. imperialists' hostile policy toward the DPRK and the threat of a nuclear war that have lasted for decades.

Japan is going imprudent, just like a day fly before the DPRK possessed of diversified strategic weapons and even H-bomb, not knowing that its act is a suicidal act. Herein lies the tragedy of Japan.

The Japanese reactionaries should clearly understand that their mean, frivolous and mischievous act will only face merciless telling blow by the nuclear fist and that in that case the whole Japanese archipelago might be buried in the Pacific.

The Japanese reactionaries should properly see the strategic position of the DPRK that has reached the highest level and the current situation, and stop its imprudent behavior of recklessly faulting the DPRK. -0-

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

U.S. War Hysteria Will Only Bring Miserable End of American Empire: Spokesman for KPA General Staff

Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) issued the following statement on Tuesday:

Timed to coincide with the fabrication of the heinous "sanctions resolution" against the DPRK at the UN, the U.S. war-thirsty forces are engrossed in war hysteria without discretion.

In the U.S. Trump is talking rhetoric without hesitation that "he will not rule out a war against the north rather than taking a folded-arm approach towards its development of long-range nuclear missile advancing with a rapid speed" and "even if a war breaks out, it will be fought on the Korean peninsula and even though thousands are killed, they will be there, not in the U.S. mainland."

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Haley is openly saying that the "U.S. has the inexhaustible power" and "it will exercise the right to all the military options".

An assistant to the President for National Security is saying that "if the north has access to the nuclear weapons capable of threatening the U.S., it is an intolerable thing for the president. Therefore, the U.S. is preparing all the military options including a fresh preventive war for neutralizing the north's nuclear strike capabilities".

The military warmongers of the Pentagon such as Secretary of Defence Mattis, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Dunford and commander of the U.S. combined special warfare are chiming in, unhesitatingly talking about the necessity of the "beheading operation", "preemptive strike at the north", "secret operation", "internal harassing operation" and "special operation".

Timed to coincide with this, the 82nd airborne division, the U.S. imperialist forces' only air-dropping one, went into a large-scale airdrop and mobile drill, anticipating its involvement in the Korean front and the 25th light infantry division and the 10th mountain division are running high fever in their drills for getting familiar with the terrain of the Korean peninsula.

Navy SEAL which earned an ill-fame across the world and other special warfare units specializing in terrorist operations were urgently dispatched to south Korea. The plan for bringing strategic assets including B-52, B-1B, B-2A and F-22 formations to south Korea is in the pipeline.

At the Edward Air Force Base in California State B-52H formations are busy making preparations for a "secret operation" aimed to create chaos within the depth of the KPA, while staging a drill of dropping PDU-5/B bombs containing propaganda leaflets for psychological warfare.

The U.S. plans to bring huge naval forces including its two nuclear aircraft carrier task forces and a nuclear sub to the waters off the Korean peninsula.

All these military actions being conducted in the ground, sea and air clearly go to prove that the nuclear war hysteria of the U.S. authorities including Trump has reached an extremely reckless and rash phase for an actual war after crossing the red line.

Under the prevailing grave situation, the General Staff of the KPA clarifies at home and abroad its resolute stand as follows to mercilessly smash all sorts of military provocation, being planned by the U.S. imperialist warmongers, with the inexhaustible military might of the powerful revolutionary Paektusan army which has so far been built.

1. The KPA will start the Korean-style preemptive retaliatory operation of justice to wipe out the group of despicable plot-breeders once a slight sign of the U.S. provocation scheming to dare carry out a "beheading operation" against the supreme headquarters of the Korean revolution out of wild calculation is detected.

The "beheading operation" being pursued by the U.S. is just an extremely imprudent and heinous operation for "eliminating" the supreme headquarters of the DPRK, which has long been premeditated by the U.S. to "put under its control" Pyongyang where the supreme headquarters of the Korean revolution are located and neutralize the use of nukes and strategic rockets.

Once the U.S. shows a sign of starting to carry out the foolhardy plot, we will launch the Korean-style pre-emptive retaliatory operation of justice to annihilate the masterminds of the thrice-cursed operation and all the criminals involved in it.

No matter how much specially they have been trained and prepared, the commandos group will be completely eliminated outside the blockade lines of the seas, underwater and air of the DPRK in which its sovereignty is exercised and on the line before the Military Demarcation Line before they reach the supreme headquarters.

We have a world's best special operation force, not merely a "team" or platoon or company or battalion in its scale.

Once the pent-up indignation of the service personnel of the special operation force of the KPA, which regards it as the greatest mission of the army of the leader and the party and the first maxim of soldiers to devotedly defend the headquarters of the revolution, against the U.S. and other enemies erupts, the U.S. will be forced to suffer an imaginably terrible disaster for the "beheading operation."

The world will clearly witness how the fate of Trump and war merchants crying out for "not ruling out a war" and daring attempt to hurt the supreme dignity of the DPRK and eliminate its supreme headquarters will end in miseries once the fully prepared heroic special operation force group of the KPA on standby launches its operation.

2. The provocative "preventive war" the U.S. has devised and plans to execute will be countered with a just all-out war of wiping out all the strongholds of the enemies including the U.S. mainland.

The "preventive war" allegedly under the preparations by the security think tank of Trump is an extremely provocative aggression war concept envisaging a sudden strike at the nuclear and rocket bases of the DPRK, which have the U.S. mainland within their striking range, and preventing possible danger of the U.S.

Inventors of the "preventive war" admitted themselves that their act is a brigandish military option that can cause an international uproar.

Yet, they set the northern half of the Republic, in which the sovereignty of the DPRK is exercised, as the theatre of the "preventive war" and claim it can be an "ideal option" unharmful to them as only Koreans will die there.

This is a silly idea bereft of elementary sense, cognition and discretion of those ignorant of how things change, who their rival is and where the trend goes.

War is by no means a game.

The U.S. should remembered, however, that once there observed a sign of action for "preventive war" from the U.S., the army of the DPRK will turn the U.S. mainland into the theatre of a nuclear war before the inviolable land of the DPRK turns into the one.

We do not hide that we already have in full readiness the diversified strategic nuclear strike means which have the U.S. mainland in our striking range.

3. The attempt at "preemptive attack" oft-repeated by the U.S. military warmongers will be mercilessly foiled by the Korean style preemptive attack which will be mounted earlier.

Preemptive strike is no longer the monopoly of the U.S.

The DPRK has its own style peculiar preemptive strike mode capable of holding back any military preemptive attack of the U.S. in advance as it has made preparations for a do-or-die confrontation with the U.S. imperialist aggressors for decades.

It is ridiculous to talk about preemptive strike at the nuclear and rocket bases of the DPRK.

The Korean-style earlier preemptive attack will burn up all the objects in the areas under the control of the first and third field armies of the puppet forces including Seoul the moment the U.S. reckless attempt at preemptive attack is spotted, and will lead to the all-out attack for neutralizing the launch bases of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in the Pacific operational theatre together with the simultaneous strike at the depth of the whole of the southern half.

All the strike means to be involved in the Korean-style earlier preemptive strike are ready to open fire of justice by order which can be made any moment.

4. The U.S. "secret operation" targeting the creation of disorder inside the DPRK and a regime change in it will be foiled by its all-people resistance.

The "secret operation" touted by the U.S. policy-makers is a foolish scheme aimed at bringing down the social system of the DPRK, in combination with psychological warfare after creating disarrangement with such disorderly conducts as murder, arson, destruction with the use of rogue-like special commandoes to be infiltrated into the DPRK.

In order to realize this scheme, a large-size bomb-dropping drill for psychological warfare is being conducted in the U.S. mainland.

The "secret operation" is a type of special operation which the U.S. applied to countries in Mid-east like Iraq and Libya and several other countries in Africa and Europe.

The anti-U.S. resistance of all the people including three million Children's Union members and five million youths will smash to pieces the "secret operation" which the U.S. dreams to conduct in the DPRK.

A saying goes that a war with full knowledge of oneself and one's rival will emerge ever-victorious but a war without knowledge of oneself and one's rival would always end in loss.

The U.S. has gone hysteric, being quite unaware of the army and people of the DPRK.

The DPRK is an invincible ideological power in which all the service personnel and people are united around their leader in single mind and a country of an impregnable fortress in which all the people are armed and the whole country has been fortified.

The U.S. policy-makers have no idea that the country on a declining slope is none other than the American empire where they reside. Herein lies their tragedy.

This means that the U.S. is bound to meet a miserable end as it goes helter-skelter without knowledge of itself and its rival.

Those who make their way to this land for their dirty dream can never be scot-free as the entire army and people tightly hold arms with strong hatred and hostility toward the U.S.

The officers and men of the Korean People's Army and the members of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and the Young Red Guards replete with the transparent spirit of devotedly safeguarding the leader and defending the country are waiting for the time of do-or-die battle while closely following the every move of the U.S. imperialist aggressors.

The U.S. should not forget even a moment that its mean and crafty attempt at an aggression war against the DPRK will further strengthen the intensity of the military counteraction of the Korean People's Army.

Should the U.S. finally opt for a reckless military adventure, defying the stern warning of our revolutionary armed forces, the tragic end of the American empire will be hastened. -0-

U.S. Should Be Prudent under Present Acute Situation: Spokesman for KPA Strategic Force

Pyongyang, August 9 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) released the following statement on August 8:

Recently, the U.S. test-fired ICBM Minuteman-3 at its Vandenberg Air Force Base in California State targeting the DPRK, the fourth one this year, openly staged an actual nuclear strike drill targeting the strategic objects of the DPRK by mobilizing its nuclear strategic bombers formation stationed at its Anderson Air Force Base on Guam in the Pacific. It is driving the regional situation to an extreme pitch by bringing various kinds of nuclear strategic hardware before the very eyes of the DPRK. The Strategic Force of the KPA has taken special note of such maneuvers.

Such military maneuvers of the U.S. may provoke a dangerous conflict under the present extremely acute situation prevailing on the Korean peninsula.

Typically, the nuclear strategic bombers from Guam frequent the sky above south Korea to openly stage actual war drills and muscle-flexing in a bid to strike the strategic bases of the DPRK. This grave situation requires the KPA to closely watch Guam, the outpost and beachhead for invading the DPRK, and necessarily take practical actions of significance to neutralize it.

In the morning of August 8 the air pirates of Guam again appeared in the sky above south Korea to stage a mad-cap drill simulating an actual war.

Supreme Commander of the revolutionary forces of the DPRK Kim Jong Un, estimating the nature of the military action taken by the U.S. forces in the Asia-Pacific region, once recommended examination of a powerful and effective action plan for containing the U.S. imperialists' aggression hardware as the U.S. forces are resorting to inappropriate and reckless military actions in the sensitive area, while going on the rampage in the waters off the Korean peninsula and the Pacific waters.

The KPA Strategic Force is now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam with medium-to-long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 in order to contain the U.S. major military bases on Guam including the Anderson Air Force Base in which the U.S. strategic bombers, which get on the nerves of the DPRK and threaten and blackmail it through their frequent visits to the sky above south Korea, are stationed and to send a serious warning signal to the U.S.

The plan is to be soon reported to the Supreme Command soon after going through full examination and completion and will be put into practice in a multi-concurrent and consecutive way any moment once Kim Jong Un, supreme commander of the nuclear force of the DPRK, makes a decision.

The execution of this plan will offer an occasion for the Yankees to be the first to experience the might of the strategic weapons of the DPRK closest.

Explicitly speaking again, the strategic weapons which the DPRK manufactured at the cost of blood and sweat, risking everything, are not a bargaining thing for getting acknowledgement from others and for bartering for anything, but they serve as substantial military means for resolutely countering the U.S. political and economic pressure and military threat as what has been observed now.

Will only the U.S. have option called "preventive war" as is claimed by it?

It is a daydream for the U.S. to think that its mainland is an invulnerable Heavenly kingdom.

The U.S. should clearly face up to the fact that the ballistic rockets of the Strategic Force of the KPA are now on constant standby, facing the Pacific Ocean and pay deep attention to their azimuth angle for launch.

It should make a proper option so as not to regret today in the future.

It should immediately stop its reckless military provocation against the state of the DPRK so that the latter would not be forced to make an unavoidable military choice. -0-

ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA and BSCPRKP support KAPPC rejection of UNSC sanctions resolution

  8th of August  Juche 106(2017)
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 in Korea (BSCPRKP)issued a joint statement in support of the statement of the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea rejecting the UNSC sanctions;
   The Korea Asia Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC) of the DPRK on the 8th of August issued a statement rejecting UNSC resolution no 2371 which imposes extreme and draconian sanctions on the DPRK for the mere reason that it exercised its right to self-defence against imperialism . The statement of the KAPPC rightly calls the US a gangster state . We strongly support this statement.
  Basically the US imperialists has become terrified because of the emergence of the DPRK as an independent nuclear power of Juche have roped in various puppet states and the sold-out revisionists and big power chauvinists to vote for stringent sanctions resolution against People's Korea.  The UNSC is a total puppet of the US imperialists and the big powers , as the KAPPC statement says it has become a total of evil .
   Although Trump claims that this is a victory , the UNSC resolution is not worth the paper that it is written on .
   We applaud the rejection of the sanctions resolution by the KAPPC  as it is not only unfair but is an illegal one . There is nothing in the UN charter which says that the DPRK cannot test missiles , there is no international law forbidding the  launch of ICBMs by the DPRK. If it is illegal to posses ICBMs then why isn't the US and other UNSC members in the dock.
    We support the DPRK's declaration it will take physical actions against the UNSC resolution.
  We also strongly support the call made by the KAPPC for all countries and peoples in the world who oppose imperialism to turn out in the struggle for justice in support of the DPRK .
  Final victory belongs to the DPRK !


A blast of militant revolutionary anti-imperialism echoing down the decades-special article by Dr Dermot Hudson marking the 50th anniversary of the publication of "Let us intensify anti-imperialist ,anti-US struggle "


It is remarkable that it seems like only yesterday when the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG  published his immortal classic work " Let Us Intensify anti-US , anti-imperialist struggle "  but in fact five decades have passed , However the work seems as fresh as the day it was published.

   The work was published in the inaugural issue of "Tricontental magazine , on the 12th of August 1967 which was the organ of the Organisation of Solidarity of the Asian, African and Latin American People's , OSPAAL but better as the Tricontinental organisation or Tricon for short . This had been formed  two years before in Havana , Cuba with the aim of uniting the peoples of the three continents in struggle against US imperialism. It was a true measure of the prestige of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG that he was asked to write for the inaugural issue of Tricontinental. Comrade KIM IL SUNG was well known throughout the world as a staunch anti-imperialist  ,being  highly revered as the great guerrilla commander who had defeated the Japanese imperialists in the 20 year long war for independence and he was well known as the ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commander and gifted military strategist who had defeated US imperialism and its satellite countries during the  three year long Fatherland Liberation War.

  OSPAAL or the Tricon had been formed amidst a period of great revolutionary foment , historians say of the 1960s that "revolution was in the air " . During the 1960s the Vietnam war against the US imperialists waged and in many countries of the world fierce anti-imperialist armed struggles took place . Youth rejected old conservative ideas and came out onto the strreets  All over the world people revolted against the old order. People wanted independence. The Tricon represented this spirit The countries of Korea, Cuba and Vietnam formed a militant revolutionary anti-imperialist front . Some commentators  even talked of  the 'Havana, Hanoi, Pyongyang Axis '. One of the leaders and chief activists of the Tricon was the legendary Cuban-Argentinian revolutionary and icon Major Ernesto Che Guevara.

 Indeed  comrade KIM IL SUNG gives a very clear definition of the role of the anti-US, anti-imperialist struggle and its centrality " The struggle of the peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America against imperialism and colonialism is a sacred liberation struggle for hundreds of millions of oppressed and humiliated people; it is also a great battle to cut the life line of world imperialism. This struggle and the revolutionary struggle of the international working class for socialism are the two major revolutionary forces of our times, and they join into one stream which will carry imperialism to its grave ". This is a very valuable analysis and teaching that we should always bear in mind.He on to say that "Once Asia, Africa and Latin America are completely freed from old and new colonialism, there will not be an imperialist Western Europe and an imperialist North America.".This was a a very peceptive comment which contains a basic truth that the imperialists hate and want to hide . For this reason they fight tooth and nail to preserve the system of domination and exploitation in the third world,
   It is made clear that that the nature of imperialism cannot never change , as comrade KIM IL SUNG puts it "The imperialists cannot bestow independence upon the colonial peoples. Is there any need to prove the falsity of the imperialists’ declaration that the Western world can help the peoples of the three continents to achieve independence and progress and can coexist with a free and independent Asia, Africa and Latin America? The imperialist leopard cannot change his imperialist spots, and he never will. Imperialism will exploit, oppress and plunder the people until it meets its doom."
  This is great truth expounded by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG . The revolutionary peoples must carry out the struggle against US and world imperialism to the very end and not slacken it . He puts forwards various tasks for the world revolutionary peoples including those countries which had already achieved independence . Such countries needed to go further and fully carry out the revolution by smashing any remaining imperialist footholds, establishing a progressive social system and building an independent national economy.
     Comrade KIM IL SUNG saw through both modern revisionism and Left opportunism in the work . At the time both modern revisionism and Left opportunism had caused immense damage by splitting the international communist movement and world revolutionary movement . Modern revisionism had a particularly debilating effect on many Communist Parties particularly those in Europe. Such parties only spoke about peace and  eschewed revolutionary struggle believing that socialism can achieved through peaceful and parliamentary means . Some communist parties as a result of modern revisionism became very staid and almost conservative in their outlook ,constantly saying ;we cannot do this , we cannot do that" , " we cannot say that " and " we must not upset anyone " . Not unsurprising the militant and revolutionary minded youth in a number of countries turned their faces away from these tired , burnt-out revisionist communist parties. Left opportunism arose in opposition to modern revisionism , it raised strong slogans and talked grandly about  "Hands Off Across the Ocean" but failed to wage an anti-imperalist struggle in practice ,worse still even slandered the activities of  Major Ernesto Che Guevara and attacked independent parties like the Workers' Party of Korea .Comrade KIM IL SUNG in an often quoted passage criticised both modern revisionism and Left opportunism  saying that "It is wrong to try to avoid the struggle against imperialism under the pretext that independence and revolution are important, but that peace is still more precious. Is it not true that the line of seeking unprincipled compromise with imperialism only tends to encourage its aggressive actions and increase the danger of war? Peace secured by slavish submission is not peace. Genuine peace cannot be achieved unless a struggle is waged against those who break the peace, unless the slave’s peace is rejected and the oppressors’ rule overthrown. We are opposed to the line of compromise with imperialism. At the same time, we cannot tolerate the practice of only denouncing imperialism but, in actual fact, being afraid to fight it. This is a line of compromise in an inverted form. Both have nothing to do with a genuine anti-imperialist struggle and only help the imperialist policy of aggression and war"
 This is a devastating critique of modern revisionism and Left opportunism struck a chord with many people.
   Comrade KIM IL SUNG expounds the truth about US imperialism and says that spearhead of struggle should always be directed against US imperialism . He said of  US imperialism ; "

. US imperialism is, indeed, the most heinous and shameless plunderer known to history. It is the US imperialists themselves who are causing peoples all over the world calling for peace, independence and progress, to unite in a common front against US imperialism."

 This is a very basic truth about US imperialism that never should be forgotten . The strategy of concentrating the struggle against US imperialism rather than being diverted or distacted into fighting either secondary enemies or unreal ones , was a most wise one.
   In the work  the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG explains how the struggle to reunify Korea is intimately linked to the worldwide anti-imperialist ,anti-US struggle writing that " The supreme task of the Korean people at this time is to liquidate the colonial system of US imperialism in south Korea, accomplish the national-liberation revolution and reunite the country. For the Korean people to achieve the cause of national liberation, forces must be prepared along three fronts: strengthen the socialist forces in north Korea; increase and augment the revolutionary forces in south Korea; and develop the international revolutionary movement and strengthen solidarity with it. North Korea is the base of the Korean revolution. The successes of socialist construction there encourage the south Korean people in their anti-US, national-salvation struggle and stimulate the preparation of revolutionary forces in south Korea. We are striving to strengthen and develop the revolutionary forces in north and south Korea and, at the same time, to cement solidarity with the international revolutionary forces. The Korean people support the struggle of the peoples of all countries against US imperialism, and regard it as support for their own cause of liberation". This shows the dialectical interrelationship between the stuggle for Korea's reunification and the international revolutionary . It also shows that comrade KIM IL SUNG was a great internationalist who always saw the Korean revolution within the context of the world struggle for independence and socialism .
    When the work was published it was acclaimed by many revolutionary organisations throughout the world. For example,Sam Nujoma leader of the South West African People's Organisation(SWAPO) and later President of Namibia said of the work "Let Us Intensify anti-imperialist ,anti-US struggle " wrote that "In the struggle against imperialism we are relying on the line clarified by Premier Kim Il Sung in his treatise "Let Us Intensify the Anti Imperialist,anti US Struggle...We are making endeavours to cement solidarity among world revolutionary peoples in the anti US anti imperialist struggle"

  Today the work " "Let Us Intensify anti-imperialist ,anti-US struggle"  is more relevant than ever as the US imperialists under the leadership of the fascist Trump are going to all kinds of extremes to keep in existence the giantic Yankee global empire which straddles the world and exploits and plunders the people . Some countries have given up the struggle against US imperialism but People's Korea under the leadership of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN true to the anti-imperialist,anti-US ideas of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG keeps up a sharp struggle against US imperialism . Indeed as we have said many times People's Korea is the most anti-American , anti-imperialist country in the world , long may it continue to be so ! . The blast of militant revolutionary anti-imperialism echoes like thunder down the decades !
     We recommend if you have done so already please read ""Let Us Intensify anti-imperialist ,anti-US struggle " ! 
 Dr Dermot Hudson
 President Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
Official Delegate UK Korean Friendship Association
Member International Committee For the Study of Songun Politics

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Some days ago, the south Korean authorities called "security meeting" under the pretext of the DPRK's second ICBM test-fire of Hwasong-14 and ordered the deployment of additional launching pads for THAAD, only to spark off surging indignation of people of various circles.
The US move to deploy THAAD only inflicts disgrace and misfortune upon the south Koreans.
Owing to the introduction of THAAD, south Korea has been reduced into a risky theater of nuclear confrontation between the US and powers surrounding the Korean Peninsula. 
The US has forced the south Korean authorities to pay money as the cost for the THAAD deployment and south Korea has been denounced and faced with economic retaliation from the neighboring countries.  
The Seongju Committee for Struggle against THAAD Deployment and 150 residents, on July 30, held a rally in Seongju in denunciation of the south Korean authorities’ decision to deploy another four launching pads for THAAD.
We are surprised at the fact the government, which had claimed THAAD would be deployed according to the procedures and in democratic way, decided the introduction of THAAD all of a sudden and we would stand against the authorities physically, co-chairman of the Gimcheon Citizens Measure Committee against THAAD Deployment noted.
The Seongju Emergency Measure Committee for Defending Holy Land of Won Buddhism contended in its statement that the government decision should be withdrawn in order to protect military sovereignty. 
Residents of Seongju and Gimcheon called a press conference in front of the Cheongwadae on July 31 to protest against additional deployment of four THAAD launching pads.
The THAAD deployed in south Korea is unlawful and it is absurd to talk about additional deployment of THAAD, they said, adding they would turn out in the action to withdraw them. 
At the press conference held in front of the Defense Ministry, the acting chairman of the KCTU said that it is order and demand of 17 million people to withdraw the deployment of THAAD, the evil left by the Park Geun-hye regime and THAAD should be removed from the Korean Peninsula and the additional deployment should be cancelled. 
The south Korean authorities would meet the same miserable end of the Park group if they pursue the pro-US sycophant policy.




Talk to Officials after Enjoying the Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance Arirang, a winner of the Kim Il Sung Prize
August 15, Juche 91 (2002)

The closing performance of Arirang was excellent. This is the third time for me to see the performance. The more I see it, the more appealing it is, and each time I feel sure that it is a masterpiece.
The mass gymnastics and artistic performance Arirang created on the occasion of the 90th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung and the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People’s Army can be called a work representative of the new century. It is a source of pride that the excellent cultural and artistic work Arirang representative of the new century was created in our country.
Our creative workers and performers, in the noble patriotic spirit to demonstrate to the world the might of Juche Korea, created in a grand way this monumental cultural and artistic work of the era of the Workers’ Party of Korea which vividly reflects the spirit and stamina of Korea, in only one year by working intensively.
They also achieved historic exploits which will be etched in the history of our country by staging performances for four successive months with unflagging ardour and in fighting spirit.
I highly appreciate their achievements and extend thanks to them on behalf of the Central Committee of the WPK, the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly and the Government of the DPRK.
Arirang, as a successful work of Juche-oriented culture and art, is a precious national treasure which will be handed down to posterity and a world-class masterpiece. While the mass gymnastics and artistic performance Ever-Victorious Workers’ Party of Korea created on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the founding of the WPK is the acme of the renaissance of the 20th century, Arirang is an exemplary work representative of the 21st century. These two works are revolutionary masterpieces symbolic of the Songun era.
Through Arirang we can see that a great era creates a great history.
I gave the task of creating a mass gymnastics and artistic performance in a fresh way by linking the question of the Korean nation’s destiny with the history of the Korean revolution, with Arirang, a folk song of the Korean nation, as its seed and under the title Arirang. Arirang of sorrow and tears representing the Korean nation’s history of ordeals has developed in our era into Arirang of Songun and Arirang of prosperity overflowing with national pride, optimism and revolutionary spirit. Our creative workers and performers created and completed the work as a masterpiece of the era by portraying the past, present and future of the Korean nation to the highest ideological and artistic standards in accordance with the Party’s intention.
Arirang is so perfect in its composition that its ideological and thematic content can be grasped easily and so rich in its portrayal that it is fully understandable without any explanation. Arirang is a ten-out-of-ten work, which gives the audience a strong impression while keeping them in suspense from beginning to end. Arirang is a flawless, successful work, which leaves nothing to be desired.
In the prelude the title Arirang appears while the bright sun is rising in the background and dancers in golden costumes emerge. The portrayal is solemn and yet elegant.
In the scene Crossing the Tuman River, the female singer from the Mansudae Art Troupe sings The Tuman River Filled with Tears well in our own way. I said that such famous songs as With a Single Heart, The Tuman River Filled with Tears and We Are One should be made effective use of in creating Arirang. These songs, which accord with the requirements of the era and the feelings and emotions of the Korean people, are rendered excellently in our own way.
In the scene Star of Korea, the morning star shines, rises slowly, and then a fire kindles in the cauldron of the stadium. This scene was created splendidly.
In the scene My Motherland, with the melody of the song Nostalgia playing, the forests on Mt. Paektu flow past on the backdrop. This depiction by means of large-scale projectors is special. When the song is replaced by The Glorious Motherland, the panels of the background delineate the flag of the Republic, and at the same time the dancers in the performance area form the flag of the Republic on the ground with elegant dance movements. This scene is splendid.
The scene Our Weapons describes President Kim Il Sung’s achievements in army building in a condensed way by employing the technique of jumping from one period to another. It was well conceived.
Very high are the standards of performance by the children who perform in the scene Laugh Heartily. The children, in colourful national costumes, skip rope very well in front of the gymnastic ranks. I am told that they were from the Ponbu Kindergarten in Sinuiju. I am proud of them. Looking at the children and students performing in the mass gymnastics and artistic performance, I felt encouraged as I thought, I live to bring happiness to you and you live because you are taken care of by me. We must work hard for the future. I am told that the foreign visitors as well as the Korean people were struck with admiration by this scene.
The scene The Creation of a New World was well depicted. It is portrayed well artistically, and the mass gymnastics were rendered well, too. Mass gymnastics should be done in this way. It was a good idea for domestic animals to be depicted on the backdrop by laser illumination in the scene My Flourishing Country. It is appealing that at the end of the scene a large-scale peasant dance was performed. The dancers skilfully twirled short, medium and long sangmo (a decorative tassel on the cap-Tr.) while they danced. Recently, I have stressed that the traditional sangmo dance should be encouraged, and my intention was reflected properly in the work.
In the scene Higher and Faster young students forming a five-storeyed human pyramid perform as well as professional acrobats do. The gymnastics in this scene is very spectacular.
The soldiers who perform in the scene People’s Army show the might of the KPA in an outstanding way. Martial arts performed by female soldiers are enjoyable, and the sight of parachuting female soldiers appearing on the backdrop is also good. The scale of representation is bigger than the scene of the People’s Army depicted in the mass gymnastics and artistic performance created in celebration of the 55th anniversary of the founding of the WPK.
The scene Isonnam Falls is beautiful and splendid. I am told that the majority of the performers are female working youths and girl students. They dance as well as professional dancers.
The acrobatics in the scene Beautiful Land of Happiness are excellent. It is depicted in a fresher and a better way than I thought.
The scene With a Single Heart is spectacular. The song With a Single Heart is rendered well both emotionally and artistically. The scene looks gorgeous because of the concentrated use of laser illuminations and other lighting equipment.
The scene Arirang of Reunification is marvellous. The scene of reunification is very impressive. It is good that the song Arirang resounds again in the scene and the newly-created song We Are One concludes the scene. This idea of the creative workers is laudable.
The finale, Arirang of Prosperity, is also portrayed well. The finale is indeed fascinating.
As a whole, the mass gymnastics and artistic performance Arirang reflected truthfully the history of our nation and its aspiration for the future through every act and scene, and was created so perfectly that it plucked the heartstrings of the audience. This work expressed intensively the history of our nation and our revolution. The creative workers and performers must have made great efforts to re-create several chapters and scenes in a fresh way.
Arirang is a successful work, which has broken a new ground for the development of human culture and art by sustaining the styles of the mass gymnastics and the artistic performance while combining them harmoniously.
Our creative workers and artistes, in line with the intention of the Party to create a new form of cultural and artistic work by combining gymnastics with art, combined mass gymnastics and artistic performance into a harmonious whole by sustaining the characteristics of artistic performance and the features of mass gymnastics. That mass gymnastics must not resemble art performance means that a work which is neither mass gymnastics nor artistic performance must not be created. A work which combines mass gymnastics and artistic performance should be created, like Arirang. Then the work will sustain the characteristics of both mass gymnastics and artistic performance. This is what I mean. By achieving a harmonious combination of forceful and invigorating mass gymnastics with beautiful, elegant and fascinating artistic performance, Arirang gives the audience an impression they have not felt before. Mass gymnastics or artistic performance, individually, cannot achieve success as great as Arirang. Foreigners who enjoyed Arirang were struck with wonder by the combination of gymnastics with art, and spoke highly of it. Our creative workers and performers have fully met the Party’s demand for creating a work which combines gymnastics with art.
Arirang is a monumental masterpiece created in conformity with the requirements of the new century by introducing new and characteristic means and techniques of representation.
The work is not only good in content and large in scale, but everything, like costume and backdrop, is new, colourful, invigorating and emotional. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that the backdrop has become large-scale, symbolic and rhythmic, improving the ideological and artistic qualities of the work and organized character of the performers. Also, new means of description, like laser illumination and extra-large-sized projected screens-products of the latest science and technology-have been developed and introduced to positively contribute to creating a world-class masterpiece that meets the requirements of the new century. Our creative workers, scientists and technicians solved in our own way the problem of making active use of modern technologies like laser and electric illumination, in creating the work in line with the requirements of the era of science and technology.
Arirang is a manifestation of the high revolutionary spirit, sense of organization and discipline and level of cultural attainments of our people, and a symbol of their single-hearted unity.
It is not easy to get the performers numbering 100 000 to move as one in a mass gymnastics and artistic performance. The secret of how the 100 000 students and working youths, not soldiers, could create one rhythmic stream according to one scenario lies in their high revolutionary consciousness and strong sense of unity, organization and discipline. The creative workers, artistes, working youths and students are excellent, indeed. Through this performance, our artistes and students demonstrated that they are loyal to the Party and the revolution, and very strong in their sense of unity, organization and discipline. Though several problems have arisen among artistes and the younger generation in other countries, our artistes and young people are being educated and trained in a revolutionary way. This is a laudable thing. While seeing the performance by artistes and students, one can realize that the ranks of our artistes are being prepared as revolutionary, militant ranks and our young people are developing into a revolutionary generation which will shoulder the future of the motherland, and that the course of creation of the work is the course of training and educating them in a revolutionary way.
Looking at the performance, what I felt with happiness was that the talented performers are almost all working youths and students. To see them presenting all the scenes of the work, the acme of art, I felt proud of them. That most of the performers are students as well as young people working in factories in Pyongyang and the countryside means that their skills are not inferior to those of professionals and that the general standards of their cultural attainment are very high.
Whoever enjoys the mass gymnastics and artistic performance will feel refreshed and inspired with fresh strength and ardour. The informative and educational effectiveness of Arirang is incomparably greater than that of any other kind of cultural or artistic work or tens of millions of texts for public lectures. Indeed, Arirang demonstrated to the whole world the invincible might of socialist Korea and the inexhaustible strength and wisdom of the Korean people led by the WPK.
I made sure that not only the Pyongyang citizens and foreigners but soldiers at important posts-airmen and soldiers at frontline posts-and workers and other working people in such labour-consuming sectors as coal and ore mines enjoyed Arirang. Arirang was first scheduled to be staged until the end of June, but at the constant requests of the service persons and other people the period of performance was prolonged and a chartered “Arirang” train was made available for the people who live far away from Pyongyang.
Korean people and soldiers, overseas Koreans and foreigners totalling four million enjoyed Arirang, and their impressions were very good.
The mass gymnastics and artistic performance Arirang instilled confidence in victory and national pride in the hearts of our soldiers and other people with its great influence, and it served as a powerful propellant for national reunification and the building of a great, prosperous and powerful country.

We should preserve Arirang as a precious treasure of the Korean nation and, based on the successes and experiences gained while creating Arirang, further develop our Juche-oriented culture and art as required by the Songun era.