Missile launch in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on April 5, 2009. The People's Republic of China urged calm while the US administration sought to promote alarm and condemnation. The DPRK conducted an underground nuclear test on May 25., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
January 23. 2013 Juch 102
DPRK FM Refutes UNSC's "Resolution" Pulling up DPRK over Its Satellite Launch
Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Foreign Ministry Wednesday issued the following statement:
The DPRK's successful launch of satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2 in December last year fully demonstrated its space science and technology and its overall national power. This was a stark fact favored by the world and recognized even by hostile forces including the United States.
In the wake of desperate efforts on the part of the U.S. and its followers to block the victorious advance of the DPRK, they cooked up a "resolution" of the UN Security Council on Tuesday in wanton violation of the inviolable sovereignty of the DPRK.
The U.S.-sponsored "resolution" is run through with hostile steps aiming at banning DPRK's satellite launch for peaceful purposes and tightening "sanctions" against it to block its economic development and hamstring its work for developing economy and bolstering up defence capability.
The above-said countries insist that the DPRK's satellite launch is problematic, asserting that "it uses ballistic missile technology" though they know better than any others about the fact that ballistic missile technology is the only means for launching satellite and they launch satellites more than any others. This is self-deception and the height of double-standards.
The essence of the matter is the U.S. brigandish logic that a satellite launch for peaceful purposes by a country which the U.S. antagonizes should not be allowed because any carrier rocket launched by it can be converted into long-range ballistic missile threatening the U.S. The UNSC is a marionette of the U.S.
The UNSC "resolutions" adopted under the pretext of the DPRK's satellite launches are products of its blind pursuance of the hostile policy of the U.S. seeking disarmament of the DPRK and collapse of its system in violation of the universally accepted international laws.
Repeating wrongdoings without courage or responsibility to rectify them are despicable behaviors of cowards deceiving themselves and others. They are putting the peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and in the region at greater peril.
The present situation clearly proves that the DPRK should counter the U.S. hostile policy with strength, not with words and that the road of independence and Songun chosen by the DPRK is entirely just.
To cope with the prevailing situation, the DPRK Foreign Ministry declares as follows:
First, the DPRK flatly rejects the unjust acts of the UNSC aimed at wantonly violating the sovereignty of the DPRK and depriving it of the right to launch satellites for peaceful purposes.
The hostile forces are seriously mistaken if they think they can bring down the DPRK with sanctions and pressure, and such an attempt will always bring them a disgraceful defeat.
The UNSC should apologize for its crime of seriously encroaching upon the independence of a sovereign state, following the U.S. policy hostile to the DPRK in disregard of the universally recognized international laws, and repeal all the unreasonable "resolutions" at once.
Second, the DPRK will continue to exercise its independent and legitimate right to launch satellites for peaceful purposes while abiding by universally recognized international law on the use of space for peaceful purposes.
Scientists and technicians of the DPRK will develop and launch many more application satellites including communications satellite and more powerful carrier rockets essential for building an economic giant in the same spirit and mettle as were displayed in successfully launching satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2.
The DPRK will continuously launch satellites for peaceful purposes to conquer space and become a world-level space power.
Third, the DPRK drew a final conclusion that denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is impossible unless the denuclearization of the world is realized as it has become clear now that the U.S. policy hostile to the DPRK remains unchanged.
The September 19 joint statement adopted at the six-party talks on the principle of respect for sovereignty and equality has now become defunct and the prospect for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula has become gloomier, due to the U.S. hostile policy to the DPRK that has become evermore pronounced.
There can be talks for peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and the region in the future, but no talks for the denuclearization of the peninsula.
Fourth, the DPRK will take steps for physical counteraction to bolster the military capabilities for self defence including the nuclear deterrence both qualitatively and quantitatively to cope with the evermore undisguised moves of the U.S. to apply sanctions and pressure against the DPRK.
The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK will reliably defend the security and sovereignty of the country and safeguard the regional peace and stability with the might of Songun. They are full of the steadfast will to take a bold step to root out the source of provocations the hostile forces seek to continue against the DPRK.
No force on earth can block the great people proud of independence, powerful thanks to Songun politics and advancing in unity, convinced of truth.
Ceaseless U.S. Anti-DPRK Military Provocations
Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- Forty-five years has elapsed since the U.S. armed spy ship "Pueblo" incident in Korea.
On January 23, Juche 57 (1968), seamen of the Korean People's Army captured the ship that intruded into the territorial waters of the DPRK to spy on it. This was an exercise of the DPRK's sovereignty and a legitimate step taken to defend the nation's dignity and security.
Nevertheless, the United States threatened to make "revenge" upon the DPRK, asserting that the ship was sailing in the "open sea" and was not on a spying mission. It hurled vast armed forces, including a nuclear-powered carrier, into the Korean Peninsula and put the U.S. forces present in Japan and south Korea on the red alert.
At that time, the DPRK government declared its stand that it would return retaliation for "retaliation" and answer all-out war with all-out war.
Overpowered by the DPRK's tough stand, the U.S. could not but make an apology for the spying activities and hostilities and sign a document stating that any American ship would no longer intrude into the DPRK's territorial waters.
However, it let a large-sized spy plane EC-121 and a spy helicopter OAH-23G fly into the DPRK's airspace respectively in April and August 1969.
The Korean People's Army decisively gunned down them.
The U.S. has never stopped pursuing hostile policy toward the DPRK. Under "OPLAN 5029" and other war scenarios, it is every year staging such DPRK-targeted war exercises as Ulji Freedom Guardian, Key Resolve and Foal Eagle.
Those hell bent on confrontation and war moves are doomed to self-destruction. The U.S. should behave with discretion, mindful of the bitter lessons it suffered in the past years.
U.S. Warned Not to Forget Lesson Taught by "Pueblo" Spy Ship Case
Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- If the U.S. ignites another war on the Korean Peninsula, pursuant to its policy of aggression against the DPRK, it will suffer bitterer defeat than the "Pueblo" spy ship case, warns Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a bylined article.
"Pueblo", an armed spy ship of the U.S. imperialists, was captured by seamen of the Korean People's Army on Jan. 23, 1968 and has been on show as spoils for decades. It committed hostile acts against the DPRK after intruding into its inviolable territorial waters.
The capture of "Pueblo" was a legitimate exercise of the DPRK's sovereignty and a due punishment meted out to aggressors, the paper says, and goes on:
In order to recover from the shameful defeat they sustained in the Korean war in the 1950s, the U.S. imperialists have intensified the moves to unleash the second Korean war. They let the ship intrude deep into the territorial waters of the DPRK in January 1968 only to face a stern punishment by the army and people of the DPRK.
This meant a bitter defeat of the U.S. in the standoff with the DPRK and a great victory for the DPRK.
The U.S. policy of aggression against the DPRK has suffered bitter setbacks and frustrations generation after generation.
The DPRK-U.S. nuclear showdown in the first half of the 1990s dropped its curtain with the second "Pueblo" case.
The U.S. is still foolishly working to do harm to the DPRK by force of arms, failing to get rid of its wrong thinking and viewpoint. But the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK will end in the same tragedy as that of the "Pueblo" case.
KCNA Commentary Refutes Paid Media's False Story
Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- Hostile forces and paid media are working hard to find a way-out in smear campaign against the DPRK.
Taking the lead in it is south Korea's paid media.
The ultra-right conservative media of south Korea is even floating a fictitious story to tarnish the ever-more growing dignity and authority of the supreme headquarters of the DPRK.
We see this as the ignorance of the situation of the DPRK in which the army and the people have formed a harmonious whole with the leader, and a sordid hackwork of rubbish media which has thrown away the elementary appearance of journalism.
The sun will always give off its light even though rats make nonsensical remarks moving around ditch, while finding it hard to raise their heads to the bright human world.
It is true that the sun always shines and it is a foolish and ridiculous thing, at the same time, to attempt to eclipse the sunshine with a palm.
Stories of great personality of the dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un and the news of his revolutionary activities are being distributed worldwide, drawing great attention of the people.
Even journalists of hostile country who went round several places of the DPRK reported the situation of the DPRK in an objective and impartial way. They said that assumptions about the DPRK seemed like a false story.
Only a handful of hostile forces doggedly turn away from the stark fact and try to distort the truth as they regard the DPRK as a thorn in the flesh.
The vituperation made by hostile forces only reflects the fear and uneasiness of those who were much upset by the international dignity of the supreme headquarters of the DPRK and its single-minded unity.
They even cooked up the story of "suspicion of operation" something unimaginable. This shows that they were overwhelmed and stunned by the sunny image of the great man of Mt. Paektu.
The false report about the supreme headquarters of the DPRK released by the enemies is a hideous criminal act which the party, state, army and people can never tolerate as it is the most serious challenge to the dignity of the supreme leadership of the nation.
Our army and people have already served a stern warning against this in the name of all Koreans. Those hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the nation should not expect any mercy or leniency.
Time will clearly show what dear price the human scum and media in the service of traitors of south Korea, slaves of capital, will have to pay.
It is extremely regretful that media of neighboring countries are playing into the hands of waiting maids for politicians.
Objectivity, impartiality and accuracy are what keep media alive. They can earn trust of the international community only when they depend on truth. They can make a genuine contribution to the development of relations among countries and the development of human civilization only when they do so.
Some media of China should draw a serious lesson from the fact that in November last year they echoed the false propaganda of forces hostile to the DPRK only to suffer international shame and they got accusation even at home that "they are deceived as they are cheating people."
They are obliged to feel ashamed and repentant for playing the role of a guide to spreading anti-DPRK misinformation in breach of objectivity, impartiality and accuracy though they should perform their mission and role as a leader and organizer of genuine public opinion.
Our army and people will advance more dynamically along the road of independence, Songun and socialism under the leadership of Marshal Kim Jong Un.