Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) leader Kim Jong-un watches the historic launch of a satellite in Pyongyang. The pioneering effort sent shockwaves through the imperialist states., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry Urges U.S. to Choose between Two Options
Pyongyang, February 12 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Foreign Ministry released the following statement on Tuesday:
The DPRK's third nuclear test is a resolute step for self-defence taken by it to cope with the U.S. hostile act against it.
Its successful launch of satellite
Kwangmyongsong 3-2 in December last year was a peaceful one from A to Z which was conducted according to its plan for scientific and technological development for economic construction and the improvement of the standard of people's living.
The world including hostile countries recognized its application satellite's entry into orbit and greatly admired its development of space technology.
The U.S., however, again prodded the UN Security Council into cooking up a new "resolution on sanctions" against the DPRK, terming its satellite launch a violation of the UNSC's "resolution".
Encroaching upon the right to satellite launch is an unpardonable grave hostile act as it is an infringement on the DPRK's sovereignty.
By origin, the DPRK had neither need nor plan to conduct a nuclear test.
The DPRK's nuclear deterrence has already acquired the trustworthy capability strong enough to make a precision strike at bases for aggression and blow them up at a single blow no matter where they are on the earth.
It was the DPRK's goal to focus efforts on economic construction and the improvement of the standard of people's living by dint of nuclear deterrence for self-defence provided by the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il all their lives.
The DPRK exercised its maximum self-restraint when the U.S. fabricated the "presidential statement" over its satellite launch for peaceful purposes by abusing the UNSC in April last year.
But the DPRK's patience reached its limit as the U.S. intensified such hostile act as implementing before anyone else the UNSC's "resolution on sanctions", far from apologizing for its renewed wanton violation of the DPRK's right to satellite launch.
The main objective of the current nuclear test is to express the surging resentment of the army and people of the DPRK at the U.S. brigandish hostile act and demonstrate the will and capability of Songun Korea to defend the sovereignty of the country to the last.
The DPRK's nuclear test is a just step for self-defence not contradictory to any international law.
The U.S. has long put the DPRK on the list of preemptive nuclear strike.
It is quite natural just measure for self-defence to react to the U.S. ever-increasing nuclear threat with nuclear deterrence.
The DPRK withdrew from the NPT after going through legitimate procedures and chose the way of having access to nuclear deterrence for self-defence to protect the supreme interests of the country.
There have been on the earth more than 2 000 nuclear tests and at least 9 000 satellite launches in the UN history spanning over 60 years but there has never been a UNSC resolution on banning any nuclear test or satellite launch.
It is the U.S. that has conducted more nuclear tests and launched more satellites than any others. It, however, cooked up the UNSC's "resolution" banning only the DPRK's nuclear test and satellite launch.
This is the breach of international law and the height of double standards.
Had the UNSC been impartial even a bit, it would not have taken issue with a sovereign state's exercise of the right to self-defence and its scientific and technological activities for peaceful purposes but with the U.S. policy for preemptive nuclear strike, a threat to global peace and security, to begin with.
The current nuclear test is the primary countermeasure taken by the DPRK in which it exercised its maximum self-restraint.
If the U.S. takes a hostile approach toward the DPRK to the last, rendering the situation complicated, it will be left with no option but to take the second and third stronger steps in succession.
The inspection of ships and maritime blockade touted by the hostile forces will be regarded as war actions and will invite the DPRK's merciless retaliatory strikes at their strongholds.
The U.S., though belatedly, should choose between the two options: To respect the DPRK's right to satellite launch and open a phase of detente and stability or to keep to its wrong road leading to the explosive situation by persistently pursuing its hostile policy toward the DPRK.
In case the U.S. chooses the road of conflict finally, the world will clearly see the army and people of the DPRK defend its dignity and sovereignty to the end through a do-or-die battle between justice and injustice, greet a great revolutionary event for national reunification and win a final victory.
KCNA Report on Successful 3rd Underground Nuclear Test
Pyongyang, February 12 (KCNA) -- The Korean Central News Agency released the following report on Tuesday:
The scientific field for national defence of the DPRK succeeded in the third underground nuclear test at the site for underground nuclear test in the northern part of the DPRK on Tuesday.
The test was carried out as part of practical measures of counteraction to defend the country's security and sovereignty in the face of the ferocious hostile act of the U.S. which wantonly violated the DPRK's legitimate right to launch satellite for peaceful purposes.
The test was conducted in a safe and perfect way on a high level with the use of a smaller and light A-bomb unlike the previous ones, yet with great explosive power. It was confirmed that the test did not give any adverse effect to the surrounding ecological environment.
The specific features of the function and explosive power of the A-bomb and all other measurements fully tallied with the values of the design, physically demonstrating the good performance of the DPRK's nuclear deterrence that has become diversified.
The nuclear test will greatly encourage the army and people of the DPRK in their efforts to build a thriving nation with the same spirit and mettle as displayed in conquering space, and offer an important occasion in ensuring peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the region.
Political Bureau of WPK Central Committee Meets
Pyongyang, February 12 (KCNA) -- A meeting of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) took place here on Monday.
Present there were members of the Presidium, members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK.
The meeting adopted a decision "On marking the 65th anniversary of the DPRK and the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War as grand festivals of victors".
The decision emphasized the need to further deepen and accomplish the sacred cause of holding in high esteem the great Comrade Kim Il Sung and Comrade Kim Jong Il as eternal leaders of the WPK and the revolution.
The decision called for splendidly and significantly organizing political events marking the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War and the 65th anniversary of the DPRK.
According to it, various political events will be held with splendor to mark the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War. They will include a parade of the Korean People's Army (KPA), mass demonstration of Pyongyang citizens, grand mass gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang" and army-people joint meeting with war veterans.
The decision stressed the need to successfully rebuild the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum and spruce up the revolutionary battle sites, revolutionary sites and revolutionary museums including the revolutionary museum at Kim Il Sung University, the Museum of the Fatherland Liberation War and the Jonsung Revolutionary Museum.
It called for newly building a martyrs cemetery of the KPA in Pyongyang and sprucing up KPA martyrs cemeteries and monuments to the fallen fighters of the KPA in various parts of the country.
It underlined the need to resolutely foil all the hostile forces' moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK by achieving proud victory in building an economic power and improving the people's living standard.
It also underscored the need for all fields and units to do a lot of good works for the prosperity of the country and its people's happiness on the occasion of the 65th birthday of the Republic.
It called for staging an all-out action of high intensity for reliably protecting the security and sovereignty of the country in view of the prevailing grave situation and marking the 65th anniversary of the DPRK and the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War with fresh achievements in bolstering up capability for self-defence.
It stressed the need to continue launching satellites of Kwangmyongsong series and powerful long-range rockets.
It called on the KPA to keep itself fully ready for combat and put maximum spurs to rounding off its combat preparedness in order to bolster up one-beats-a hundred combat capability. It stressed that once an order is issued, the KPA should blow up the stronghold of aggression at a strike and wipe out the brigandish U.S. imperialists and south Korean puppet army to the last man and thus accomplish the historic cause of national reunification.
The decision called for sincerely helping the army and significantly conducting the work for putting forward and preferentially treating the war veterans and wartime merited persons as a social movement on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the war victory.
It underscored the need to give further spurs to building a highly civilized socialist nation.
It referred to the tasks for completing the preparations for the universal 12-year compulsory education within this year, establishing a medical information service network and telemedicine system, building a children's hospital, a dental hospital and a recovery center and winding up the first phase project for updating the Hungnam Pharmaceutical Factory.
It also underscored the need to build a modern combined center for sports trainings and different kinds of mass sporting facilities and raise hot wind of sports throughout the country.
It called for face-lifting the central part of Pyongyang and building more modern cultural facilities including pleasure grounds and Munsu Wading Pool.
The decision stressed the need to arouse all compatriots to the struggle for resolutely foiling the anti-DPRK moves and "sanctions" racket of the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet group of traitors and thoroughly implementing the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration so as to open up a new phase for national reunification.
It called for conducting external activities to grandly celebrate the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War as a common event for the anti-imperialist independent forces and the world progressive people.
Successful Nuclear Test Lifts Morale of DPRK People
Pyongyang, February 12 (KCNA) -- The news about the third nuclear test in the DPRK is stirring up the morale of its servicepersons and civilians.
The test displayed the pluck and will and inexhaustible strength of Songun (military-first) Korea, a general officer of the Korean People's Army said.
Describing it as a special event of weighty significance in the history of the Korean nation, the officer, Tong Tae San, told KCNA:
"The successful nuclear test has further developed the KPA into an invincible army with powerful deterrent, and the world came to clearly see what provocation to the dignity and security of the DPRK resulted in.
The enemies' increased pressure will only incite the DPRK's repulsion and harden its people's will for retaliation. This was evidently proven by the DPRK's diversified nuclear deterrence."
Kim Kyong Su, a section chief of the Central Statistic Bureau, said:
"The glad news made me naturally shout 'Hurrah' and 'Long live respected Marshal Kim Jong Un!'
I feel strength and confidence that my country will emerge victorious as it is led by Kim Jong Un.
We have nothing to be afraid of. Now is the time to settle accounts with the Yankees.
The United States should ponder over the tragic consequences to be entailed from its wrong choice."
Pyongyang Citizens Delighted at News of Nuclear Test
Pyongyang, February 12 (KCNA) -- Citizens of Pyongyang were very delighted to hear the news about the successful 3rd underground nuclear test which was conducted on Tuesday.
Many of them were seen talking about the news with pleasure before large TV displays installed in park of Pyongyang Railway Station and other parts of the city.
In this regard KCNA had interviews with them.
Question: Would you tell about your opinion on the nuclear test?
Answer by Kim Yong Il, an engineman of the West Pyongyang Service Brigade of Engine:
The news makes me feel relieved. What I want to tell the world is that the enemies' persistent hostile action will only invite the DPRK's stronger countermeasures for national security and sovereignty.
Our country has to possess something more powerful than A-bomb in order to protect its people's security and regional peace. I am sure that the country's action to annihilate the enemies will grow stronger along with tightened sanctions by the U.S.-led forces hostile to it.
Q: The U.S. and its followers call for "resolution" and "sanctions" by invoking the UN Security Council. What's your opinion?
Answer by O Il Jin, a department head of Kim Chol Ju University of Education:
The UNSC is no more than a "U.S. security council". So, we have neither recognized its unreasonable "resolution" nor been afraid of "sanctions" and pressure. Since the DPRK made its decision, it should take tougher countermeasures.
The U.S. has persistently termed the DPRK's satellite a "missile". In my opinion, it is needed to show what a true missile is by firing it at a target set in open sea off the northeastern part of the U.S.
Action for Peace on Korean Peninsula Called for
Pyongyang, February 12 (KCNA) -- Civic and public organizations of south Korea, including the Solidarity for Progress, held a meeting on Feb. 6 at which they called for struggling to realize peace on the Korean Peninsula.
The UN Security Council's "resolution on sanctions" backed by the U.S. is very unjust in light of international law and from the national stand, the organizations said.
The U.S.-south Korea joint naval exercises in which the U.S. nuclear-powered submarines and other warships are involved will only escalate the tensions on the Korean Peninsula as they are aimed at a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK, they noted.
The Lee Myung Bak regime keen on war maneuvers in league with foreign forces will never be able to evade stern judgment of the nation desirous of peace, they stressed.
Disgraceful is the history of barbarians who totally ditched the south-north joint declarations, they said, stressing that the progressive forces will wage actions in unity in order to hand down a peaceful reunified country to posterity.
Kim Jong Un's Concluding Speech at WPK CMC Enlarged Meeting Supported by Foreign Organizations
Pyongyang, February 12 (KCNA) -- Organizations of Switzerland and France issued statements on Feb. 3 and 4 as regards the fact that an enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission (CMC) of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) was held under the guidance of the dear respected Kim Jong Un.
The Switzerland-Korea Committee and the Swiss Group for the Study of the Juche Idea noted in their joint statement:
At the meeting Marshal Kim Jong Un made an important concluding speech which would serve as guidelines for further strengthening the Korean People's Army (KPA) into an invincible revolutionary army of Mt. Paektu and safeguarding security and sovereignty of the country.
We positively support and hail the agenda items discussed at the enlarged meeting of the CMC of the WPK.
The meeting will serve as a crucial occasion for bolstering up the military capabilities of the DPRK in all aspects.
The historic concluding speech made by Kim Jong Un at the meeting is important guidelines for bringing about a radical turn in beefing up the military muscle of socialist Korea, and serves as a fresh milestone in the Songun revolution.
The moves of the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces to provoke a new war against the DPRK after fabricating the illegal "resolution" of the UN Security Council against it met a strong rebuff from the heroic KPA.
Provokers should not act rashly.
The France-Korea Friendship Association in its statement also voiced full support for the concluding speech made by Kim Jong Un at the enlarged meeting.