Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Refutes U.S. Act of Faulting DPRK's Test Launch of Strategic Missile

A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Tuesday over the fact that the U.S. and its followers are faulting the DPRK's test-launch of strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2:
The officials in the field of national defence science and technology and the workers in the munitions field of the DPRK successfully carried out the test-launch of ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 amid continued measures for bolstering the nuclear force of the country.
As reported, the recent launch was aimed to finally confirm the technical specifications of the overall weaponry system of Pukguksong-2 series and fully examine their adaptability to various combat conditions before their deployment for action.
This is part of the normal process for bolstering the military capabilities for self-defence and a process that has to be gone through for deployment.
But the U.S. and its followers again published a UN Security Council press statement peppered with such rhetoric as "sanctions" and "denunciation".
We flatly reject the press statement taking the advantages of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
Nothing favorable can be expected from the U.S. and its followers obsessed by inveterate repugnancy and hostility toward the DPRK. But it is absolutely ridiculous to see them finding fault with the DPRK's every measure for self-defence.
The DPRK substantially displayed the capabilities for mounting a nuclear attack at Hawaii housing the U.S. pacific forces command and the Pacific operational theatre including Alaska, and has built full capabilities for attacking the U.S. mainland, the stronghold of aggression.

The U.S. and its followers' despicable act of taking issue with the DPRK's measures for bolstering nuclear force will only result in increasing our hostility to them and furthering the efforts to diversify and modernize our own nuclear force.

Kim Jong Un Supervises Test-fire of Ballistic Missile

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, supervised a test-fire of ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2.
The test-fire of Pukguksong-2 was aimed to finally verify all the technical indexes of the weapon system and thoroughly examine its adaptability under various battle conditions, before its deployment at military units for action.
The Supreme Leader issued an order to launch the missile at the observation post.
Together with officials, he analyzed the results of the test-launch and expressed his great satisfaction over them, saying it is perfect.
Saying with pride that the missile's hitting accuracy is very high and Pukguksong-2 is a successful strategic weapon, he approved the deployment of this weapon system for action.
Now that its tactical and technical data met the requirements of the Party, this type of missile should be rapidly mass-produced in a serial way to arm the KPA Strategic Force, he said.
He set forth the strategic tasks for bolstering up the country's nuclear force.
He expressed belief that the national defence scientists and workers at the munitions factories intensely loyal to the WPK would produce better and more Juche weapons, nuclear offensive means of Korean style.
He had a photo taken with all the national defence scientists, technicians, workers and officials who carried out the successful test-launch.

Accompanying him were Ri Pyong Chol, Kim Jong Sik, Jong Sung Il, Yu Jin, Jo Yong Won and other senior officials of the C.C., WPK and General Kim Rak Gyom, commander of the KPA Strategic Force.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

FM SPOKESMAN HITS BEHAVIOUR OF U.S. AND ITS VASSAL FORCES

The U.S. is trying hard to create international atmosphere for sanctions against the DPRK over the test-fire of its ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12.
What is ridiculous is that the U.S. and its vassal forces advertise that more than 20 countries and international bodies denounced the launch of rocket Hwasong-12, claiming that their anti-DPRK moves were enjoying international support.
A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK in a statement on Friday branded such behaviour as a cynical ploy of making profound confusing of right and wrong.
The statement said:
Now several times more countries than stated by the hostile forces oppose the U.S. hostile policy and its frantic joint military drills, nuclear threats and military adventurous moves which have aggravated the situation in the Korean peninsula and the region and compelled the DPRK to bolster up its nuclear force.
At a recent UN Security Council emergency meeting, the U.S. representative complained that some countries mislead the public opinion, contending that the U.S. threatens North Korea. This shows the position of the U.S. floundering in a dilemma.
No matter how hard the U.S. may try, it can never cover up its criminal nature as aggressor and provocateur disturbing peace and security in the region and the rest of the world.
When lies and fabrications did not work on the international community desirous of independence and justice, some maniacs of the Trump administration forced other countries to make decision for supporting north Korea or the U.S. They have behaved rudely, reigning over the UN, threatening that the U.S. would impose strict sanctions upon any country, organization or individual and take issue with any international body, when they support north Korea.

If such high-handed and arbitrary practices are allowed in the international arena, neither independent development of sovereign.

Throwing Overboard Pro-U.S. and Pro-Conservative Forces Called for

A spokesman of the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation issued a statement Thursday, 37 years since the Kwangju popular uprising in south Korea.
The uprising was a popular armed uprising and a resistance for democracy against the U.S. and fascism in which the people stood against tyrannical forces in demand of independence and democracy of society and Korea's reunification against the colonial military fascist dictatorship by the U.S. and its stooges, the statement said, and went on:
It is the unanimous wish of the Kwangju up risers to end the U.S. imperialists' colonial rule that has lasted century after century and throw overboard the pro-U.S. traitorous forces.
The south Koreans from all walks of life should wage courageous actions to eliminate the group of pro-U.S. fascists keen on sycophancy, treachery, dictatorship and murder with the same valiant fighting spirit with which they sentenced the Park Geun Hye group of traitors to shameful ruin by holding high the candlelight of justice.
Murderers like traitor Chun Doo Hwan keen on covering up the truth of Kwangju massacre and prolonging their dirty remaining days have to be hanged, being judged by the people, and the remnants of Park Geun Hye making last-ditch efforts to prevent the wheel of history from rolling toward independence, democracy and reunification have to be definitely thrown overboard.
Unless the U.S. colonial domination and rule are put to an end, the south Koreans' misfortune and pain will further and the desire wished by the Kwangju resistance fighters can never come true.
The south Koreans should vigorously turn out in the nationwide sacred war to drive the U.S. imperialist aggressors out of south Korea and carve out their own destiny with their own efforts under the uplifted banner of independence against the U.S.
South Koreans of all social standings including workers, peasants, youths and students have to hold higher the banner of independence, democracy and reunification that was held by the Kwangju resistance fighters and wage an unflinching struggle for independence against the U.S. and conservatives.

Kim Jong Un Has Photo Session with Developers of Hwasong-12

Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Uninvited developers of the ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 to the building of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and had a photo session with them.
When he appeared in front of the WPK Central Committee building, all those present enthusiastically welcomed him, expressing their deep gratitude to him.
He warmly congratulated soldiers for national defense who made a significant contribution to demonstrating the might of the self-reliant defence industry of Juche Korea which emerged a full-fledged nuclear power in the East and a leading rocket power in Asia.
He had a photo session with the officials and scientists and technicians in the rocket research field, expressing belief that they would develop and produce in larger quantity the powerful Juche weapons and cutting-edge military hardware to further consolidate the DPRK as an invincible socialist fortress, which any formidable enemy cannot dare to provoke, and reliably ensure the heroic grand advance for implementing the decision of the Seventh WPK Congress with nuclear sword of Songun.

Taking part in the photo session were Ri Man Gon, Ri Pyong Chol, Kim Jong Sik, Jong Sung Il and Jang Chang Ha.

Those Faulting DPRK's Measure for Self-Defence Will Not Be Pardoned: KAPPC


A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC) in a statement Thursday said the big success in the test-fire of ground-to-ground medium to long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 was a great national event that declared the birth of another perfect weaponry system, "Juche weapon" which would bring about the final victory after putting an end to the decades-long stand-off with the U.S. imperialists.
Charging that the U.S. and other hostile forces misrepresent the nature of the test-fire for preserving peace and its historic meaning, describing it as a "serious challenge to world peace and stability" and "violation", the statement went on to say:
What is all the more astonishing is that the new authorities of south Korea convened an emergency "state security council" with even remnants of the Park Geun Hye group involved soon after the news about the rocket test-fire by the DPRK, where they published a "protest statement", calling it "violation of the UN resolution", "serious challenge" and "test on the new government".
The DPRK's measure for bolstering its capabilities for self-defence is a crucial issue on which hinges the dignity and sovereignty of the country and the destiny of the nation. Such step can neither be stopped nor slowed down with the replacement of administration in the U.S. and the emergence of "new regime" in south Korea.
Explicitly speaking, the DPRK's retaliatory nuclear strike capabilities for self-defense aimed to reliably defend the peace in the Korean peninsula and the region will increase at higher pace as long as the U.S. escalates its hostile policy toward the DPRK and nuclear war threat.
The U.S. is threatening and blackmailing the DPRK, talking about "pressure", but the American-style bluffing by which it reduces only non-nuclear states and weak nations into the plaything of its military action can never work on the DPRK.
The south Korean authorities have to draw a serious lesson from the wretched fate of traitor Park Geun Hye, who met a miserable end while vociferating about "nuclear threat from the north" and going keen on hurting the fellow countrymen with the help of outsiders that only seek to inflict nuclear disaster on the nation.

Those who challenge the dignity and social system of the DPRK, faulting its legitimate step for bolstering the nuclear force for self-defence, should not expect any mercy.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Rejects Press Statement of UNSC


A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Tuesday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the successful test-fire of ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12:
The successful test-fire of Hwasong-12 is of great and special significance in ensuring peace and stability in the Korean peninsula and the region, and it is the greatest victory of the Korean people.
As part of the routine work to raise the nuclear capability to the maximum and thus increase the military capability for self-defence, the test-fire was conducted at the highest angle in consideration of neighbouring countries' security. It was aimed at verifying the tactical and technical specifications of newly-developed ballistic rocket capable of carrying a large-size heavy nuclear warhead.
However, some countries described this legitimate exercise of right to self-defence as "violation" and "threat" and the UNSC issued a press statement pulling up the DPRK over the ballistic rocket launch.
The DPRK categorically and totally rejects the UNSC's press statement which called into question its bolstering of nuclear deterrence for self-defence, pursuant to the U.S. vicious anti-DPRK policy.
Just in recent one week the U.S. conducted two test-fires of intercontinental ballistic missiles, but the UNSC never mentioned them.
The right to self-defence is the first criterion of sovereignty. Therefore, accusation against it is an undisguised encroachment upon sovereignty and an act of rude interference in internal affairs.
Should the U.S. dare make a military provocation against our State, we will readily counter it.
The most perfect weapon systems in the world will never be the eternal exclusive property of the U.S., and the day when the DPRK uses corresponding retaliatory means is sure to come.

Then, the U.S. will come to see for itself whether the ballistic rockets of the DPRK pose actual threat to it or not.

U.S. Is to Blame for Consequences of Anti-DPRK Sanctions: Chief of Law Institute

The chief of the Law Institute of the DPRK Institute of International Studies released a statement on Monday over the fact that the Trump administration of the U.S. seeks to slap new sanctions on the DPRK, pursuant to its policy called "maximum pressure and engagement".
On May 4, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a new anti-DPRK Sanctions Act, the keynote of which is to ratchet up sanctions on the DPRK to the maximum and impose sanctions on the foreign businesses, organizations and individuals that have business deals with it and employ its workers.
Meanwhile, the U.S. is seeking unprecedented sanctions, pressure and diplomatic blockade against the DPRK by pressurizing and blackmailing other countries and their businesses and individuals not to have normal diplomatic and economic and trade relations with the DPRK under the "sanctions resolution" of the UN Security Council.
The statement denounces this as an unethical crime violating all the principles of international law including the UN Charter as it seeks the most vicious aim of deteriorating the economy of the DPRK and the people's living under the pretext of "nuclear non-proliferation".
Such sanctions have not just begun today. It is a wanton violation of international law and an impudent mockery of the international community that the U.S. is persisting in the moves to justify sanctions against a sovereign state by its domestic law.
What is more serious is that the U.S. seeks to realize its world hegemonic ambition under the pretext of such sanctions, the statement points out, adding:
Those countries under naval threats and pressure from the U.S. to break ties with the DPRK and stop their economic and trade activities with it are largely at strategic rivalry with the U.S. or located at vantage points of geopolitical importance. Most of them have already been exposed to various forms of sanctions by the U.S.
The facts go to prove that the Trump administration is seeking to kill three birds with one stone: The U.S. scheme is to stifle the DPRK, a stumbling block in implementing its strategy for world hegemony, by citing the DPRK's exercise of independent rights as "threat" and "provocation" to global peace and security and to tame the countries disobedient to it and put the strategic bases under its control.
After all, the passage of the illegal Anti-DPRK Sanctions Act shows that such elementary principles and institutional mechanisms on international relations as respect for sovereignty, non-interference and peaceful settlement of a dispute have almost disappeared.
The present situation evidently proves that the U.S. has already gone beyond the pale in arrogance and shamelessness to gratify its hegemonic ambition and that it is impossible to expect any peace and stability in the earth when such rude action is allowed.
To remain vigilant against the U.S. sanctions and pressure on the DPRK and struggle against them is the way for defending the sovereignty of each country and ensuring global peace and security.
The U.S. should not test the DPRK's perseverance any longer.
Explicitly speaking, the DPRK's nuclear deterrence for self-defence and preemptive strike capability are aimed at the U.S. trying to antagonize, isolate and stifle it. Accordingly, they can never be any political or economic bargaining chip and they will never be abandoned though the U.S. ratchets up the sanctions and pressure to the utmost.
If the Trump administration truly wants to adopt a new policy towards the DPRK, drawing a lesson from the preceding administration's failure, it should go for change of the Armistice Agreement between the DPRK and U.S. into a peace accord and total removal of the hostile relations so as to help ensure lasting peace of the Korean peninsula and furthermore global peace and security.

If it persists in anti-DPRK sanctions without understanding its rival, the administration will have to take full responsibility for the ensuing catastrophic consequences.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

SOLIDARITY VISIT TO THE SYRIAN EMBASSY IN ABUJA, NIGERIA



The National Chairman, Nigerian National Committee on the Study of Juche Idea, Prof. Alhassan Mamman Muhammad, paid a solidarity and courtesy visit to the embassy of Syria, officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic on Monday May 8th 2017.
Syria's population, Sunni Arabs comprise 65 per cent, Kurds and Christians constitute ten per cent each. Alawite sect makes up about ten per cent. Druze, Shia, Ismailis and others make up the remainder.
Foreign backing and open intervention have played a large role in Syria's war. An international coalition led by the United States and her so-called allies comprising Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and several Arab states staunchly support these terrorists in Syria that the West prefer to call Syrian rebels.
Turkey shares about nine hundred kilometres of border with Syria. Through this shared border, terrorist all over the world poured into Syria. These terrorists are trained in Turkey with funding from United States and allied Sunni Arab states, particularly, Saudi Arabia.
As the Syrian conflict enters its seventh year, more than 465,000 Syrians have been killed in the fighting, more than a million injured and over 12 million Syrians - half the country's pre-war population - have been displaced from their homes.
These terrorists comprise of the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) which seized control of the area surrounding Aleppo and parts of southern Syria. Over time, some factions of the Syrian terrorists split from their original position to pursue an Islamist vision for Syria, joining groups such as al-Nusra Front and ISIL.
ISIL and rebel groups as well as the United States and her so-called allies have been accused of severe human rights violations and of many massacres.

Prof. Alhassan Mamman Muhammad urged the United Nations to lived up to its mandate rained-in United States as a state sponsor of terror, He further urged Turkey to stop its support, provision of training ground, open access to Syria terrorists from its shared border with Syria and its violation of Syrian territorial sovereignty by attacking Kurds in Syria. He also called for United States and Saudi Arabia to be tried for war crimes for their role in fuelling and sustaining the Syrian crises.






H.E. Kim Jong Un Visits Rangnang Disabled Soldiers' Essential Plastic Goods Factory

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the Rangnang Disabled Soldiers' Essential Plastic Goods Factory.
Shaking hands with its officials, he kindly asked them about the health of all the disabled soldiers and their troubles. He said that he came to the factory to encourage the disabled soldiers reliably serving at new posts for improving the people's standard of living with patriotism they displayed during military service.
After being briefed on the factory before a map showing its panoramic view, he went round a room for the education in the revolutionary history and a room dedicated to the history of the factory.
He noted that the factory, which was founded as a small unit producing simple ironware with some equipment in October 1970 when the Fifth Congress of the WPK was held, is stepping up production in the van of the whole country. This would have been unthinkable without the meticulous guidance and solicitude of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il, he added.
He kept his eyes for a long time to a photo showing the benevolent image of Kim Jong Il seeing goods at the factory in October 2011, the last period of his life.
Going round various places of the factory, he learned in detail about its production.
Seeing goods one by one, he said that there are varieties of goods and they were made to be useful, adding that the disabled soldiers are excellent in working style.
The Rangnang Disabled Soldiers' Essential Plastic Goods Factory is a model factory in equipment management, he noted, instructing officials to widely introduce the factory to the whole country and make other factories to learn from it.
He went round newly-built welfare service facilities and sci-tech knowledge dissemination room.
He said that welfare service facilities consisting of public bath, barbers, exercise and treatment recovery room were designed and built well.
Noting he feels they were built with determination, he said with pleasure that the employees of the factory would be very glad at them.
He said that there is nothing to spare for the disabled soldiers, treasure of the country, adding officials should take good care of their life so that they work well in good health. He stressed that all the Party organizations should regard it as their duty and mission to take meticulous care of the disabled soldiers' life so that they do not feel slight troubles and inconvenience.
Going round the factory, he could know again that the disabled soldiers are invariably taking the road of struggle for the country and the people as they did during their military service, in hearty response to the intention of the Party that the disabled soldiers should keep the flower of revolution in bloom, he said. He had a photo session with them.

He was accompanied by Pak Pong Ju, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK, vice-chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and premier of the Cabinet, Ri Ju O, vice-premier of the Cabinet, An Jong Su, department director of the C.C., WPK, and Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the C.C., WPK.

KCNA Issues Report on Epochal Advance in Building Socialist Power

The Korean Central News Agency released a report on Monday on the epochal advance made in the drive for building a socialist power during the past one year since the Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea.
The report says:
The past one year proved once again the validity of the strategic line set forth at the Seventh Congress of the WPK and the truth that Korean-style socialism is invincible.
The Korean army and people have achieved miraculous successes in the drive for building a socialist power during the past one year.
The political and ideological position of the Korean revolution was firmly consolidated through the struggle for modelling the whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism which the Party Congress set forth, and the loyalty of the Korean army and people to hold the Party and the leader was fully displayed.
A statue of leader Kim Jong Il was erected in Samjiyon County, Ryanggang Province.
Mosaics depicting the portraits of smiling President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il and their images were erected at many units across the country and the Korean Revolution Museum was successfully remodelled.
The military might of the DPRK with the nuclear force as a pivot was bolstered up in every way under the outstanding Songun guidance of respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.
Test-fires of ground to ground medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-10, new strategic weapon, and of strategic submarine ballistic missile successfully took place. Preparations for the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic rocket reached the final stage. These eye-opening events witnessed one after another in bolstering up the national defence capabilities.
The general offensive to hasten the building of an economic power was dynamically waged and the 200-day campaign of loyalty to make a breakthrough in carrying out the five-year strategy for national economic development was declared.
Manpower and material and technical potentials of the country were all mobilized and concentrated to recover the unprecedentedly flood-hit northern parts of North Hamgyong Province and vast targets were hit on each front of the 200-day campaign.
Service personnel and builders built Ryomyong Street in a matter of just one year.
Scientists and technicians succeeded in the ground jet test of new type high-thrust engine for a geo-stationary satellite carrier rocket.
In the field of science and technology lots of scientific and technological problems were solved including the establishment of Korean-style unmanned model production system and completion of the technology of producing electrode for UHP electric arc furnace.
Successes were also achieved in the fields of metal, chemistry, agriculture, light industry, fishery, construction, education and public health.

The proud reality of the DPRK dashing ahead towards the eminence of a powerful socialist country proved in practice the iron-willed truth that nobody can block the advance of the Workers' Party of Korea and the Korean people who are turning out in a general do-or-die campaign.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Sordid Nature of S. Korean Conservatives' "Security" Racket Disclosed

The National Reunification Institute issued an indictment Thursday to disclose the sordid nature of the "security" racket and the row about "forces following the north" kicked up by the south Korean group of conservatives to prolong their remaining days and realize the ambition to come to power again.
Clarifying that the "security" racket by the south Korean group of conservatives is a farce to seize and maintain power, the indictment said:
Whenever election came at hand in south Korea, there were created "security unrest."
"Ancestor of conservatives" Syngman-Rhee was the first player of the "security" farce who ignited the war of aggression against the north while crying out for "unification by prevailing over communism" in order to tide over the power crisis. Traitor Park Chung-Hee tried hard to stay in power for long through frantic "security" racket. The Chun Doo Hwan military junta proclaimed "Emergency Martial Law" across south Korea and carried out May 17 fascist violence while vociferating about "southward invasion by the north".
The group of conservatives kicked up "security" rackets at times of puppet presidential elections in order to let Roh Tae Woo, Kim Young Sam, Lee Hoe Chang and Park Geun Hye rise to power.
The racket of "nuclear and missile threats from the north" became the height of the "security" farce resorted by the south Korean group of conservatives.
The racket of "northward wind" and row about "followers of the north" waged by the group of conservatives have earned an ill fame as south Korean-version of "McCarthyism" from long ago.
Syngman-Rhee clique brutally suppressed and massacred his political rivals, charging them with "tolerating communism" and "spying." 
The Park Chung-Hee military fascist clique set it as a "state line" to persist in anti-communism and pursued heinous suppressible politics backed by intelligence. It eliminated anyone who was opposed to its stay in power by branding him or her as a "pro-communist element."
Traitor Chun Doo Hwan, in a sinister bid to realize his wild ambition for power, cruelly suppressed Kim Dae Jung branding him as the very one behind the Kwangju Popular Uprising and a "communist."
The conservative group fabricated the case of a letter of O Ik Je to help Lee Hoe Chang win "presidential" elections.
The "Saenuri Party"-led conservative group kicked up a conspiratorial racket over the minutes of the north-south summit in 2007 and ran the whole gamut of fraud and swindle by mobilizing the intelligence service to help traitor Park Geun Hye win the 18th-term "presidential" election in December 2012.
The conservative group, which has been driven to the tight corner rejected by the people, again makes desperate efforts to come back to power by winning in the forthcoming "presidential" election with the racket of "security" and row about "followers of the north", the indictment noted, and went on to say:
Gone are days never to return when they maintained the fascist power by the racket of "security" and row about "followers of the north".
It is proved by the miserable end of traitor Park Geun Hye who has been imprisoned after vociferating about "threats and provocations from the north".

The south Korean people from all walks of life should clearly see the sordid nature of the frantic confrontation rackets of the conservative group ahead of the "presidential" election and mete out a severe punishment to the group of traitors going against the trend of the times and desire of the nation.

Kim Jong Un Inspects Defence Detachment on Jangjae Islet and Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet

Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, inspected the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet, which are located on the southernmost tip of the waters off the south-western sector of the front.
He looked at Yonphyong Island from the observation post of the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet.
After receiving a report from Pak Jong Chon, director of the Artillery Bureau, on the recent movements of the south Korean puppet army Command for the Defense of North-western Islands and the situation of the reinforced unit on Yonphyong Island, he acquainted and examined the plan for fire strike of the newly organized forces at the enemy objects.
He said that the KPA elite artillery group defending the south-western front should keep highly alert to break the backbone of the enemy once ordered.
Going round the firing positions and gun shelters, he acquainted himself with combat readiness.
Looking round the newly-built room for turning seawater into fresh water, he learned about the production and supply of fresh water. He also went round barracks, mess hall and newly-built vegetable greenhouse and animal sheds.
He had a photo session with the service members and families of officers of the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet.
Then the Supreme Commander inspected the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet.
Going round the observation post, gun shelter and the position of gun no.1 honoured with the title of DPRK Hero, he acquainted himself with the performance of combat duty.
He noted that the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet smashed the reckless and provocative shelling by the south Korean puppet warmongers with the merciless shower of shells to turn Yonphyong Island into a sea of fire, thus showing the stamina of the KPA artillery to the enemy. 
The Yonphyong Island shelling was the most delightful battle after the ceasefire and the great feat of the service members of the Hero Defence Detachment would be conveyed long with the history of the Workers' Party of Korea, he said, adding that the recruits should steadfastly carry forward the baton of this feat so as to display the mettle of the detachment in the future battles again.
Being told that the gun no. 1 of the detachment came first in the KPA artillery firing contest in March last, he encouraged the service members of the gun to take the lead in the whole army and then posed for a picture with them with the hero gun for a background.
At the newly-built room for turning seawater into fresh water, he personally tasted water and then went round barracks, education room, wash-cum-bath room and other parts of the detachment to take warm care of the service members' living conditions.
He had a photo session with the service persons and the families of officers of the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet.
He was greatly satisfied with the combat readiness and the soldiers' living of the two defence detachments, he said, adding he confirmed that all the combat positions are fully ready for combat and to go into action.
He was most pleased to see that the issue of drinking water for the service persons on those islets has been completely solved.
The two defence detachments have very important mission to perform, he said, giving instructions for rounding off their combat readiness.

Accompanying him were KPA Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong So, director of the KPA General Political Bureau, Army General So Hong Chan, first vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces, Army Col. General Pak Jong Chon, director of the KPA Artillery Bureau, and Army Col. General Ri Song Guk, commander of the 4th Corps of the KPA, and Army Maj. General Ri Yong Chol, its political commissar, and O Il Jong and Jo Yong Won, senior officials of the WPK Central Committee.

U.S., S. Korean Warmongers Ridiculed for Anti-DPRK War Moves

A spokesman of the Pan-Korean Emergency Measure Committee for Opposing Nuclear War Drills against the DPRK released a statement on May 4 over the fact that the U.S. and the south Korean puppet warmongers are introducing strategic assets of the U.S. into south Korea and its coastal waters one after another in order to wage the sabre- rattling against the DPRK more recklessly even after the conclusion of Foal Eagle joint military exercises.
The statement says:
They have staged a naval combined striking drill in the East Sea of Korea with the Carl Vinson nuclear carrier strike group of the U.S. and Aegis destroyers and naval copters of south Korea involved since April 29.
They also waged a drill of dropping nuclear bombs on the strategic targets of the DPRK after letting a formation of B-1Bs fly into the sky over south Korea on May 1.
They stated that it was a "message of strong warning to the north," adding that they would escalate the military pressure on the DPRK in a sustainable manner.
However, this is nothing but a farce to save their face as they had no option but to shrink away from the toughest counter-offensive of the DPRK although they threatened it with all strategic assets, crying out for what they call "pre-emptive attack on the north".
It is also the last-ditch efforts of the south Korean conservative group to escalate the tensions with the backing of their American master in a bid to justify their worn-out confrontational policy and stir up the "security crisis" and thus turn the "presidential election" favourable to them.
They are sadly mistaken if they calculate the DPRK would be frightened by such nuclear carrier and strategic bomber.
Nothing would be as foolish as coming closer to the range of the nuclear striking force of the DPRK. 

The U.S. and the south Korean puppet group had better stop such futile war moves, pondering over our warning, if they do not want to suffer bitterer disgrace and miserable end.

EMBASSY OF D. P. R. KOREA IN ABUJA NIGERIA

6 May 2017
DPRK Warns U.S., S. Korean Intelligence Agencies of Merciless Punishment: Ministry of State Security
The Ministry of State Security of the DPRK released the following statement Friday:
The last-ditch effort of the hostile forces, taken aback by the strong spirit of the DPRK dashing toward the final victory of the cause of Juche revolution, has gone beyond the limits after reaching the extreme phase.
The recent hysteria about "beheading operation" and "pre-emptive attack", openly staged by the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet military warmongers at the doorstep of the DPRK, is just the tip of the ice berg of those moves.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the U.S. and the Intelligence Service (IS) of south Korea, hotbed of evils in the world, hatched a vicious plot to hurt the supreme leadership of the DPRK and those acts have been put into the extremely serious phase of implementation after crossing the threshold of the DPRK.
A hideous terrorists' group, which the CIA and the IS infiltrated into the DPRK on the basis of covert and meticulous preparations to commit state-sponsored terrorism against the supreme leadership of the DPRK by use of bio-chemical substance, has been recently detected.
The murderous demons of the IS who conspired with the CIA ideologically corrupted and bribed a DPRK citizen surnamed Kim, the then worker of the timber industrial branch in the Khabarovsk Territory of Russia in June 2014, and turned him into a terrorist full of repugnance and revenge against the supreme leadership of the DPRK.
They hatched a plot of letting human scum Kim commit bomb terrorism targeting the supreme leadership during events at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun and at military parade and public procession after his return home.
They told him that assassination by use of biochemical substances including radioactive substance and nano poisonous substance is the best method that does not require access to the target, their lethal results will appear after six or twelve months, bio-chemical substance can be added in cooperation with the CIA if one single correct information is obtained, the component of terrorism-purposed bio-chemical substance is the know-how of the CIA and it is only the CIA that can produce such substance, and that hardware, supplies and funds needed for committing terrorism against the supreme leadership will completely be borne by the IS. Then they handed him over 20 000 U.S. dollars on two occasions and a satellite transmitter-receiver and let him get versed in it.
In the end, they gave him assurances of IS that they would keep his duty concerning terrorism against the supreme leadership as secret, and infiltrated him after appeasing and blackmailing him that his families would not be scot-free in case he fails to carry out the duty.
In January, May, August and September of 2016 IS agents had satellite contacts with Kim who resided in Pyongyang. The IS agents gave instructions to choose and report the most effective and safe method with high probability of success while presenting him various terrorist methods using biochemical substances along with operational code of terrorism against the supreme leadership, the ways of bribing an object who would directly carry out the terrorist act and ways of entering the grounds of events.
On August 12, 2016 they gave him an instruction to collect and send as much information as possible concerning the surrounding environment of event ground where celebrations are held frequently, guard situation there and orders observed at times of events, saying that once concrete and detailed data are given, they would study the most reasonable way in cooperation with the CIA.
Urging him to set up an overseas liaison centre for the safe introduction of equipment, materials and fund for the terrorist acts, they financed him 100 000 U.S. dollars on two occasions for setting up the centre and bribing terrorist accomplices.
In March and April last an IS agent Jo Ki Chol and his secret agent Xu Guanghai, director general of the Qingdao NAZCA Trade Co. Ltd., met the terrorist accomplice in Dandong of China and handed him over new satellite transmitter-receiver and 50 000 U.S. dollars. They signed a "contract" on setting up the overseas liaison centre and let the necessary equipment and materials be introduced as the first instalment in early May.
On April 7 a guy surnamed Han, chief of the IS team, taught Kim the way of bribing terrorist accomplices, saying that "even the U.S. CIA uses gradual engagement with due consideration given to the greed and mentality of persons depending on which class and strata they belong" and told him to use it as a reference in engaging terrorist accomplices to be infiltrated to the event ground.
On Nov. 4, 2016 and on April 13, 17 and 20 this year they let Kim know that they officially confirmed the types of bio-chemical substance and hardware to be used for committing terrorist act against the supreme leadership and requested it to the CIA, and instructed him to restudy the "creed" of the terrorist executor and reconfirm the state of "brainwashing" of him and report about them. They also repeatedly instructed him to take the best measure for the examination and preparations for the terrorist operation, as there can be such catastrophic incident as a war once the fact about terrorist means and funds provided by the IS is known.
The chief of the south Korean puppet Intelligence Service Ri Pyong Ho praised the terrorist as a "very valuable existence for the nation and 'IS'" and directly organized the terrorist operation and let the chief of the IS team Han and agent Jo Ki Chol take the lead in executing it. The puppet forces gave the terrorist more than 80 instructions for the execution of the operation.
Recently the CIA and the IS actively spread the story about "emergency situation in the north" while trumpeting about advantages of terrorism by use of biochemical substances as such way can minimize the adverse effect on the executor and the back-stage manipulator and help evade retaliation against the assailant side and international denunciation. Lurking behind the story was the heinous plot that has been pushed forward in top secrecy.
The DPRK Ministry of State Security clarifies as follows upon authorization since the hysteria of the U.S. and the south Korean puppet intelligence institution aimed to hurt the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership has reached the dangerous phase which can no longer be overlooked:
1. We will ferret out and mercilessly destroy to the last one the terrorists of the U.S. CIA and the puppet IS of south Korea targeting the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership.
We do not view the recent hideous crime just as an act of encroachment on the security and sovereignty of the state that can be committed by dishonest hostile forces.
The recent case was the most vicious challenge and the declaration of a war aimed to hurt the mental mainstay that all the Korean people absolutely trust and repose and to eclipse the eternal sun of the DPRK. It is the fixed will of the army and people of the DPRK that they can never tolerate even dreaming about such a crime.
Criminals going hell-bent to realize such a pipe dream cannot survive on this land even a moment. This is a stern punishment made on behalf of the human conscience and in the name of all Koreans.
The Ministry of State Security whose mission is to safeguard the leader, the social system and the people will ferret out to the last one the organizer, conspirator and followers of the recent hideous state-sponsored terrorism even by ransacking the whole earth, in reflection of the will of the army and people of the DPRK burning their hearts with hatred and wrath against the hideous murderous devils, no matter at which corner of the planet they may be.
2. Korean-style anti-terrorist attack will be commenced from this moment to sweep away the intelligence and plot-breeding organizations of the U.S. imperialists and the puppet clique, the most mean and brutal hideous terrorist group in the world.
Even though we wipe out all those villains involved in the recent hideous state-sponsored terrorism, there is no vouch that the enemies would stop maneuvering as long as the chieftains and the plot-breeding bases remain.
It is not a secret that the U.S. imperialists and the puppet group of traitors are getting all the more reckless with each passing day and their moves are spearheaded against the supreme headquarters of the Korean revolution.
It is as clear as noonday that such heinous crime targeting the supreme headquarters of the Korean revolution would continue to be attempted, as long as the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet group of traitors remain unchanged in their hostile policy toward the DPRK and there are CIA and IS running amuck as a spearhead in executing the policy.
Therefore, it is our determination to root up all the dens of plot and trick like CIA and IS, the source of all evils in the world, and a series of more powerful our-style anti-terrorism striking actions will begin immediately.
3. All the countries and peoples of the world that value justice and peace should resolutely turn out in the sacred struggle to terminate the heinous terrorist act committed by the U.S., kingpin of terrorism and chieftain of plot, and the south Korean puppet group of traitors.
The present international situation proves that terrorism is a common enemy to humankind and the world would have no moment of peace unless terrorism is eradicated.
The bloody terrorist acts of CIA and IS backed by the U.S., the empire of evil, in different parts of the world surpass terrorism which is said to be perpetrated by "Islamic State" forces.
Nevertheless, the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet group of traitors have often brought charge of "terrorism" to anti-U.S. states and resorted to unprecedentedly hideous terrorism without hesitation under the pretexts of "anti-terrorism war", "opposition to biochemical weapons", "sponsor of terrorism", etc.
The heinous crime, which was recently uncovered and smashed in the DPRK, is a kind of terrorism against not only the DPRK but the justice and conscience of humankind and an act of mangling the future of humankind.
The world free from fear of terrorism is no more than a daydream, as long as there exist in it such groups of bloodthirsty felons as CIA and IS, common enemies hoodwinking and trifling the humankind and outrageous destroyers of the earth.
The honest peace-loving peoples of the world should wage a joint struggle to put an end to all sorts of inhumane plots, arbitrariness and evil doings that ruthlessly trample down their desire for peace and stability.
The U.S. and the south Korean puppet group of traitors should clearly see their dirty looks as bloodstained homicidal maniac and make an apology to the DPRK for their atrocious state-terrorism and inhumane crime and immediately put the criminals to a death penalty.

If they continue to make challenges in disregard of the DPRK's warning and common desire of humankind, they are bound to meet nothing but the most miserable end in history.

Institute for American Studies of DPRK Foreign Ministry Condemns U.S. ICBM Test-fires

A spokesman for the Institute for American Studies of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released the following statement Friday:
The U.S. carried out inter-continental ballistic missile test-fire on May 3 in the wake of the one on April 26 at a time when the situation on the Korean peninsula has reached the extremely dangerous phase due to the largest-ever joint military drills waged by the U.S. after introducing huge nuclear strategic assets, and the military provocation moves conducted by it.
The U.S. claims the two ICBM test-fires conducted just in a little over one week were planned one year ago and they have nothing to do with the DPRK's nuclear and long-range ballistic missile launch but many world media are concerned that the consecutive ICBM tests by the U.S. can push the acute situation on the Korean peninsula to graver phase.
The U.S. maintains it may carry out missile launches but the DPRK cannot and that its launches are "contribution" to peace and security while the DPRK's are "provocation" straining tension. This sophism is the height of double-dealing standards.
The UN Security Council has kept mum about the U.S. test-fire of ICBM which flew more than 6 000 km across the ocean, even while crying out for "denunciation" and "sanctions" as for ballistic rocket test-fires the DPRK carried out in its own territorial land and waters.
The UN Security Council which calls into question only the DPRK's ballistic rocket test-fires while turning an unseeing eye to the U.S. ICBM test-fires under the pressure of Washington's high-handed and arbitrary practices deserves the name of "double-dealing standards Security Council" or "U.S. Security Council".
In order to realize genuine international justice and build a fair and peaceful world, the U.S. double-dealing yardstick must be broken and the 
UN Security Council moving at the beck and call of the U.S. must be reformed.
The DPRK will bolster the capabilities for Korean-style preemptive nuclear attack at remarkably higher pace as it has already clarified as long as the U.S. continues its hostile policy toward the DPRK and vicious nuclear threat and blackmail.
If the UN Security Council does not call the U.S. to account for its aggressive and provocative large-scale joint military exercises and ICBM launches, the DPRK will not recognize any UNSC's "resolution" taken over the DPRK's ballistic rocket launches but continue to disclose the absurdity of the UN "sanction resolutions".

No one is entitled to find fault with the DPRK's exercise of its just right to defend its sovereignty and right to existence.

Disarmament and Peace Institute of Foreign Ministry on Validity of DPRK's Principled Stand to Defend Peace and Stability

The Disarmament and Peace Institute of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Friday released a study report disclosing the danger of the heinous moves the U.S. has persisted in while resorting to military adventure to push the situation on the Korean peninsula to the point of explosion of a thermonuclear war, and clarifying the validity of the principled stand of the DPRK to firmly defend the peace and stability on the peninsula and in the region.
The U.S. military provocation moves have reached the height with Key Resolve and Foal Eagle 17 joint military drills as occasions, the report said, and went on:
The U.S. hurled 300 000-strong troops into the aggression war drills including troops from the U.S. military bases in areas around the Korean peninsula and even its mainland, to say nothing of those troops present in south Korea and the south Korean puppet forces.
Through the joint military drill the U.S. posed an open military threat to the DPRK and, in actuality, planned to put pre-emptive attack and aggression war into practice.
Under the active patronage and instigation of the U.S, the south Korean puppet forces conducted provocation in the hotspot waters in the West Sea of Korea in real earnest to ignite a war.
Due to the U.S. extreme military provocation moves, the acute situation on the peninsula has lasted even after the joint military drills.
Timed to coincide with the end of the drills, the U.S. introduced Carl Vinson carrier task force, Michigan nuclear submarine and other strategic assets into the Korean peninsula, racketing up military tension to the maximum.
On May 1, just one day after joint military drills came to an end, B-1B nuclear strategic bomber formation was brought into the sky over south Korea to hold the drill of dropping nuclear bombs.
From May 3 the U.S. staged joint military drills in areas around the Korean peninsula together with Japan, Britain and France, rendering tenser the situation on the peninsula, over which dark clouds of a nuclear war hang heavily.
The evil cycle of escalation of tension has continued on the Korean peninsula due to the aggression war moves steadily conducted by the U.S. in conspiracy with its vassal forces.
It is nothing but a despicable double-dealing tactics for the U.S. to talk about "dialogue" while hyping its political, economic and military pressure on the DPRK to an extreme pitch. And to clamour for denuclearization is a revelation of the gangster-like intention to deprive the DPRK of its nukes and open the way for a war of aggression.

The report contended that it is the exercise of the full-fledged sovereignty which no one can fault with for the DPRK to continue to take measures for bolstering its nuclear force to the maximum with a firm hold on the nuclear treasured sword for independence and justice to stand against the U.S. unprecedented anti-DPRK moves.