Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


November 2005 North Korea Special Weapons News



  • New US Envoy to South Korea Skeptical on North Korea's Nuclear Stance VOA 30 Nov 2005 -- Washington's new ambassador to South Korea, Alexander Vershbow has expressed skepticism about North Korea's commitment to ending its nuclear weapons program.
  • Photo Session Takes Place KCNA 30 Nov 2005 -- The participants in the meeting of officials in the field of electricity and coal industries had a photo session at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace plaza on Nov. 28.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Servicepersons and People's Patriotic Devotion KCNA 30 Nov 2005 -- Signal achievements made in building a rich and powerful country are the shining fruition of the ideological might of the servicepersons and people and their patriotic devotion, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed article.
  • DPRK to Fulfill Its Commitment to Maritime Security and Protection of Sea Environment KCNA 30 Nov 2005 -- The DPRK will as ever fulfill its noble duty in the work for the maritime security and the protection of sea environment as a member state of the International Maritime Organization.
  • S. Korean Military Authorities Urged to Fulfill Their Responsibility before Times and Nation KCNA 30 Nov 2005 -- A spokesman for the north side delegation to the North-South Military Talks issued a statement on Nov. 29 accusing the U.S. imperialist aggressors of perpetrating abnormal acts in areas under the control of the north and the south.
  • DPRK FM Spokesman Demands U.S. Compensate for Political and Economic Losses KCNA 29 Nov 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Monday as regards a total stop to the construction of the light water reactors (LWRs) under the DPRK-U.S. Agreed Framework (AF)
  • U.S. Wild Ambition to Dominate World under Fire KCNA 29 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. warlike forces have become all the more frantic in their moves to realize their wild ambition to dominate the world by force.
  • Great Unity of Whole Nation Called for KCNA 29 Nov 2005 -- In order to achieve the cause of reunification of Korea, the greatest historic national task of the Korean nation, it is necessary to realize the great unity of the whole nation.
  • Meeting of Officials in Field of Electricity and Coal Industries Held KCNA 28 Nov 2005 -- A meeting of officials in the field of electricity and coal industries was held at the People's Palace of Culture on Saturday.
  • Strict Measures Taken to Prevent Bird Flu KCNA 28 Nov 2005 -- Strict state measures are being taken in the DPRK to prevent bird flu as the world is now plagued with its rapid spread and fatal consequences
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 28 Nov 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, inspected KPA unit 638 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment.
  • KCNA Blasts CNN's Anti-DPRK Diatribe KCNA 28 Nov 2005 -- CNN is now acting a shock force in conducting the U.S. psychological campaign against the DPRK.
  • U.S. Chief Negotiator's Irresponsible Remarks under Fire KCNA 28 Nov 2005 -- Christopher Hill, assistant secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs who is leading the U.S. delegation to the six-way talks reportedly made contradictory remarks about the DPRK at the round-table talks with student representatives of APEC member states on Nov. 19 after participating in the APEC summit talks held in Pusan. He was reported to have made serious accusations against the DPRK, questioning even the reason why it exists
  • Frantic War Preparations of U.S. and Japan under Fire KCNA 28 Nov 2005 -- The common use of military bases of the U.S. forces in Japan is part of the frantic war preparations stepped up by those forces and the Japan "Self-Defence Forces" (SDF) to carry out coordinated military operation.
  • All Koreans Urged to Remain True to Joint Declaration KCNA 28 Nov 2005 -- The cause of national reunification is a patriotic cause advancing and emerging victorious thanks to ardent patriotism and efforts of the members of the nation.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 28 Nov 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, inspected KPA Unit 781.
  • North Korea Wants US Compensation for Scrapped Reactor Project VOA 28 Nov 2005 -- North Korea is demanding compensation from the United States for losses caused by ending a project to build two light-water reactors.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Nov. 21 - Nov. 27, 2005
  • Academy of Sciences Renamed State Academy of Sciences in DPRK KCNA 26 Nov 2005 -- The Academy of Sciences was renamed the State Academy of Sciences in the DPRK.
  • 2nd Video Reunions of Separated Families and Relatives Held KCNA 26 Nov 2005 -- The second video reunions of separated families and relatives were held here on Thursday and Friday.
  • Book on WPK's Policy on Intellectuals Off Press KCNA 25 Nov 2005 -- Book "Brilliant history of policy on intellectuals of the Workers' Party of Korea" written and compiled by the History Institute of the C.C., the WPK was brought out by the Publishing House of the Academy of Social Sciences.
  • Folk Street under Construction KCNA 25 Nov 2005 -- The construction of a folk street is progressing apace in Sariwon City, North Hwanghae Province, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Company KCNA 25 Nov 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, inspected a company of KPA unit 456.
  • Third National Meeting of Mothers Held KCNA 24 Nov 2005 -- The third national meeting of mothers was held in Pyongyang on Nov. 22.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Kim Jong Il's Songun Revolutionary Leadership KCNA 24 Nov 2005 -- The Workers' Party of Korea is a seasoned and experienced revolutionary party that has been trained in the crucible of the Songun revolution and it has now developed into an invincible party enjoying absolute support and trust from the people, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed article.
  • Origin of Kimchi KCNA 24 Nov 2005 -- Housewives are now busy with preparing kimchi for the winter in Korea.
  • Weekly on North Korea (Nov. 18-24, 2005) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • U.S. "Annual Report on Religious Freedom" Rebuffed KCNA 23 Nov 2005 -- The United States in a recent "annual report on religious freedom" in different countries of the world listed eight countries including the DPRK as "states suppressing religion," charging that those countries are still suppressing religious freedom.
  • Papers Hail Opening of National Meeting of Mothers KCNA 23 Nov 2005 -- Pyongyang-based papers today warmly hail the opening of the 3rd national meeting of mothers here.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Spirit of Devotedly Defending Leader KCNA 23 Nov 2005 -- The might of the Workers' Party of Korea and our revolutionary ranks has grown stronger than ever before.
  • KCNA Refutes Anti-DPRK Human Rights Resolution KCNA 23 Nov 2005 -- The EU-introduced "resolution on human rights" in the DPRK was railroaded through the Third Committee of the 60th UN General Assembly recently.
  • DPRK Foreign Ministry Refutes Anti-DPRK "Resolution on Human Rights Issue" KCNA 22 Nov 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement Monday in connection with the fact that a "resolution on human rights performance" in the DPRK was adopted in a coercive manner at the third committee of the UN General Assembly on Nov. 17.
  • Quarantine Intensified in Border and Other Terminals KCNA 22 Nov 2005 -- Quarantine has been intensified at the border and other terminals of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in an effort to prevent bird flu.
  • KCNA Refutes U.S. Talk about "Freedom" and "Democracy" KCNA 22 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. chief executive in a recent lecture in Kyoto told rubbish about the Asian version of the "theory of spread of American-style liberal democracy".
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 21 Nov 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, inspected KPA Unit 338.
  • 60th Anniversary of People's Security Organ Marked KCNA 21 Nov 2005 -- A meeting to commemorate the 60th founding anniversary of the people's security organ was held at the Ponghwa Art Theatre Friday.
  • National Meeting of Public Prosecutors and Judges Held KCNA 21 Nov 2005 -- A national meeting of public prosecutors and judges was held at the People's Palace of Culture Friday.
  • U.S. Sanctions and Blockade Policy towards DPRK under Fire KCNA 21 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Department of Treasury recently made public a decision calling for freezing overseas assets of the DPRK trading companies dealing with economic institutions of the U.S.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Nov. 14 - Nov. 20, 2005
  • Dynamic Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement Called for KCNA 19 Nov 2005 -- Kim Jong Il initiated the three-revolution red flag movement to successfully carry out the three revolutions--ideological, technical and cultural--set forth by President Kim Il Sung 30 years ago.
  • Anti-avian Flu Campaign Intensified in DPRK KCNA 19 Nov 2005 -- The anti-bird flu campaign has been intensified in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Kwangpho Duck Farm Reconstructed KCNA 19 Nov 2005 -- The Kwangpho Duck Farm located in Jongphyong County, South Hamgyong Province, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, has been reconstructed on a modern basis.
  • National Cooperation Called for KCNA 18 Nov 2005 -- The Korean nation should fully display their enthusiasm for reunification and patriotism and subordinate everything to realizing national cooperation in order to give further spurs to the movement for national reunification, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed article
  • New Stamp Issued KCNA 18 Nov 2005 -- The Korea Stamp Corporation has recently issued a new stamp to disclose the fact that the Japanese imperialists fabricated "Ulsa Five-Point Treaty" 100 years ago.
  • Weekly on North Korea (Nov.11-17, 2005) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Bush, Roh Say Nuclear-Armed North Korea Will Not be Tolerated VOA 17 Nov 2005 -- President Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun declared they would not tolerate a nuclear-armed North Korea, and affirmed they would push diplomatic efforts to resolve the nuclear dispute with Pyongyang.
  • UNSC Urged to Ensure Impartiality in Its Activities KCNA 17 Nov 2005 -- It is the most urgent task for the UN Security Council to ensure impartiality in its activities if it is to fulfill its responsibility for international peace and security. A DPRK delegate said this during the discussion "on the UNSC report and the issue of its reform," an agenda item of the plenary session of the 60th UN General Assembly, held on Nov. 11.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Reactionary Nature of American-Style "Democracy" KCNA 17 Nov 2005 -- American-style "democracy" is the most reactionary and anti-popular ruling system that mercilessly tramples down the people's desire and demand for freedom and democracy and a tool of aggression and interference. Rodong Sinmun says this in a signed article exposing its reactionary nature Wednesday.
  • 2005-2007 Plan for Cultural and Scientific Exchange between Governments of DPRK and Russia Signed KCNA 17 Nov 2005 -- 2005-2007 plan for cultural and scientific exchange between the governments of the DPRK and Russia was signed at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
  • U.N. Committee Criticizes Human Rights Situation in North Korea Washington File 17 Nov 2005 -- The General Assembly's Third Committee dealing with human rights issues November 17 expressed serious concern over the situation in North Korea and called on the government to cooperate with U.N. human rights officials.
  • Bush, South Korea's Roh Emphasize Unified Stance on North Korea Washington File 17 Nov 2005 -- President Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun emphasized their unified stance on ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons during a joint press conference after their summit discussions November 17.
  • United States, South Korea Share Same Goals for North Korea Washington File 16 Nov 2005 -- Although their approaches may differ, the United States and South Korea share the same goals regarding North Korea, say Bush administration officials.
  • US Agency Calls for Bush to Focus on North Korea's Human Rights Record VOA 16 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is calling on President Bush to raise the issue of human rights violations in North Korea, during his visits to South Korea and China.
  • Rice Says 'Jury Is Out' On North Korea RFE/RL 16 Nov 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today said North Korea has not yet proved it is serious about the dismantling and verifying of its nuclear weapons program.
  • Rice Says North Korea Needs to 'Get Serious' About Nuclear Talks VOA 16 Nov 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Wednesday North Korea has not yet shown it is serious about talks on dismantling its nuclear weapons program.
  • South Korean, Chinese Leaders Urge Continued Effort on North Korean Nuclear Dispute VOA 16 Nov 2005 -- The presidents of South Korea and China have agreed to push further to persuade North Korea to dismantle its nuclear programs
  • DPRK Calls for Boosting South-South Cooperation KCNA 16 Nov 2005 -- It is the consistent stand of the DPRK government to boost the south-south cooperation.
  • Realignment of U.S. Forces in Japan Assailed KCNA 16 Nov 2005 -- The ulterior motive of the U.S. and Japan behind their moves to step up the U.S.-Japan military integration under the pretext of realignment of the U.S. forces in Japan is to hold military supremacy in Northeast Asia, says Minju Joson Tuesday in a signed commentary.
  • Nuclear Disarmament Urged KCNA 16 Nov 2005 -- The results of debates on disarmament at the recent session of the UN General Assembly prove that the nuclear disarmament, total dismantlement of the nuclear weapons in particular, is urgent for preserving peace in the world and that it is nothing but a tittle-tattle to discuss the issue of nuclear non-proliferation apart from this principle.
  • End to U.S. Forces' Presence in S. Korea Urged KCNA 16 Nov 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed article terms the U.S. forces in south Korea occupation and domination forces ruling south Korea and its people after illegally occupying it.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Idea of "By Our Nation Itself" KCNA 15 Nov 2005 -- The Korean nation is able to realize the three forms of cooperation -- cooperation for national independence, cooperation for peace against war and cooperation for reunification and patriotism -- and successfully push forward the cause of independent reunification only when it holds fast to the idea of "By our nation itself", says Rodong Sinmun
  • DPRK Cadres Visit New Power Station KCNA 15 Nov 2005 -- Leading Officials of ministries and national institutions visited the newly built Naephyong Kunmin Power Station No. 2 on Nov. 13.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Company under KPA Unit 287 KCNA 15 Nov 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, inspected a company under KPA Unit 287
  • State's Hill Upbeat but Urges Patience as Six-Party Talks Resume Washington File 14 Nov 2005 -- The first session of a fifth round of Six-Party Talks aimed at ending nuclear programs on the Korean Peninsula moved forward with "very few acrimonious words" and with all sides demonstrating commitment to the process, according to Assistant Secretary of State Christopher ill.
  • North Korea Proposes Five-Point Plan for Disarmament VOA 14 Nov 2005 -- South Korea says North Korea has proposed a five-step plan to give up its nuclear weapons program
  • Revolutionary Idea of Songun Hailed KCNA 14 Nov 2005 -- The Songun idea based on the immortal Juche idea serves as great guidelines in our era and its attraction and vitality lie in that it is the revolutionary idea most correctly reflecting the requirements of the times, says Rodong Sinmun Sunday in a signed article
  • Collection of Kim Jong Il's Works Off Press KCNA 14 Nov 2005 -- A collection of works of leader Kim Jong Il was brought out by the Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House.
  • DPRK Cabinet Hosts Reception for Delegation of Korean Traders and Industrialists in Japan KCNA 14 Nov 2005 -- The DPRK Cabinet hosted a reception at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Friday evening in honor of the delegation of Korean traders and industrialists in Japan on a visit to the socialist homeland to mark the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Federation of Korean Traders and Industrialists in Japan
  • Rodong Sinmun on Songun Politics KCNA 14 Nov 2005 -- Songun politics is patriotic politics to defend the security and interests of the country and the nation, says Rodong Sinmun Saturday in a signed article
  • DPRK Delegation Returns from Six-Party Talks KCNA 14 Nov 2005 -- -- The DPRK delegation led by Kim Kye Gwan, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, returned home Saturday
  • Kim Kye Gwan Interviewed in Beijing KCNA 14 Nov 2005 -- Kye Gwan, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, who led the DPRK delegation to the six-party talks on the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U. S. held in Beijing was interviewed by reporters at the DPRK embassy in Beijing on Nov. 11.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Company KCNA 14 Nov 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, inspected a company honored with the title of the three revolution red flag under KPA Unit 1188
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Nov. 7 - Nov. 13, 2005
  • Despite Tremendous Odds, Religion Survives in North Korea VOA 12 Nov 2005 -- North Korea's Stalinist system is based on total devotion of the individual to an ideology promoted by the late leader Kim Il Sung and his successor, Kim Jong Il.
  • Rodong Sinmun on WPK's Perfect Unity with People KCNA 12 Nov 2005 -- The history of the Workers' Party of Korea is a glorious history during which it formed an integral whole with the popular masses and has always emerged victorious.
  • Defending Human Rights and Sovereignty Called for KCNA 12 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. application of double standards of human rights should be resolutely rejected to fairly solve the human rights issue in the international arena, says Rodong Sinmun Friday in a signed article
  • Aggressive Conspiracy Contrary to National Cooperation KCNA 12 Nov 2005 -- It is an open denial of the basic spirit of the June 15 joint declaration and criminal action of defying the declaration that the south Korean warlike forces are taking the road of military confrontation with fellow countrymen in "cooperation" with the outside forces, following their moves for a war against the north, says Rodong Sinmun
  • U.S. Exercises for Preemptive Aerial Nuclear Attack on DPRK under Fire KCNA 12 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. imperialist aggressors are now getting more frantic in their preparations for a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK, according to a military source
  • Agreement on Normalizing Tour of Mt. Kumgang Reached KCNA 12 Nov 2005 -- The Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee and Hyundai Group of south Korea had a contact in Kaesong from Nov. 10 to 11 at which a joint press release was issued.
  • North Korean Disarmament Talks Recess With No Breakthroughs VOA 11 Nov 2005 -- North Korean nuclear talks have recessed in Beijing with the chief U.S. negotiator saying other participants have agreed North Korea should dismantle its programs before receiving any compensation
  • Rodong Sinmun on Benevolent Policy of WPK KCNA 11 Nov 2005 -- The glorious history of the Workers' Party of Korea that firmly defended the Juche cause of socialism and advanced it along the road of victory, breaking through hardships and ordeals of revolution is a manifestation of the validity and tremendous attraction of the benevolent policy, says Rodong Sinmun today in a by-lined article.
  • Increased Role of Driving Force for National Reunification Called for KCNA 11 Nov 2005 -- The Korean nation should discharge its responsibility and role as the master of the country's reunification as required by the June 15 era for reunification in which the banner of "By our nation itself" is held aloft, says Rodong Sinmun
  • Different Projects Completed KCNA 11 Nov 2005 -- Mine shafts No. 17 and 18 of the Komdok Mining Complex were newly built and commissioned
  • Monuments to Revolutionary History of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il Erected KCNA 11 Nov 2005 -- Monuments to the revolutionary history of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il were erected at the Pyongyang Footwear Machine Factory and the Tokchon General Food Factory
  • 12th Reunion of Separated Families and Relatives Ends KCNA 11 Nov 2005 -- The 12th reunion of separated families and relatives that began at Mt. Kumgang Resort came to an end today
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 11 Nov 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, inspected KPA Unit 802
  • Multi-Nation Talks on North Korea's Nuclear Disarmament VOA 10 Nov 2005 -- The fifth round of six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program opened in Beijing on Wednesday.
  • U.S. Urges North Korea To Stop Nuclear Activities at Yongbyon Washington File 10 Nov 2005 -- The top U.S. envoy for talks with North Korea is calling upon Pyongyang to live up to its September 19 agreement to end its nuclear weapons programs by ceasing operations at its Yongbyon reactor.
  • North Korea Nuclear Talks Head to Recess With No Breakthroughs VOA 10 Nov 2005 -- North Korean nuclear disarmament talks are set to recess with delegates saying the negotiators have yet to come up with a plan on how Pyongyang should begin dismantling its nuclear programs.
  • US Tells North Korea to Shut Down Reactor VOA 10 Nov 2005 -- Multi-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear disarmament continue for a second day in Beijing, with the United States telling North Korea it needs to shut down a nuclear reactor if it wants to build the trust needed to end the dispute with the international community.
  • KPA Panmunjom Mission Sends Telephone Message to U.S. Forces Side KCNA 10 Nov 2005 -- As already reported, the Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army, in its spokesman's statement issued on Nov. 2, accused the U.S. forces side of deliberately deteriorating the situation in the conference area in Panmunjom and the areas along the Military Demarcation Line (MDL)
  • Uncompromising Struggle against Anti-Reunification Forces Called for KCNA 10 Nov 2005 -- An uncompromising struggle against the anti-reunification forces is an intrinsic demand of the movement for national reunification, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed article.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 10 Nov 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, inspected KPA Unit 847.
  • Weekly on North Korea (Oct.28-Nov.10, 2005) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • U.S. Envoy Sees No Excuse for Human Rights Abuses in North Korea Washington File 09 Nov 2005 -- Alexander Vershbow, President Bush's newly appointed ambassador to the Republic of Korea, says the Pyongyang regime has no justification for the abuses it inflicts on its citizens and that the United States and South Korea share the same goals for the people of North Korea.
  • N. Korea Uses Anti-American Sentiments to Promote National Cohesion VOA 09 Nov 2005 -- Tensions between North Korea and the United States have existed for decades - preceding the current friction over Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
  • US Tells North Korea: No Light Water Reactor Before Nuclear Disarmament VOA 09 Nov 2005 -- The United States is calling on North Korea to stick to its prior agreements on abandoning its nuclear weapons program
  • Koreans Called upon to Achieve National Cooperation KCNA 09 Nov 2005 -- National cooperation serves as a treasured sword for ensuring peace of the country and accomplishing the cause of its reunification as it helps the 70 million Koreans stand on the common front for defending the homeland, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed article
  • DPRK Red Cross Delegation Leaves for Seoul KCNA 09 Nov 2005 -- A delegation of the DPRK Red Cross Society headed by Paek Yong Ho, vice-chairman of the C.C., the DPRK Red Cross Society, left here today
  • DPRK Delegation to Six-Party Talks Leaves for China KCNA 09 Nov 2005 -- A DPRK delegation headed by Kim Kye Gwan, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, left here today to participate in the six-party talks on the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. to be held in Beijing
  • KCNA Refutes U.S. Anti-DPRK Human Rights Campaign KCNA 09 Nov 2005 -- The United States has become all the more vicious in its anti-DPRK smear campaign under the pretext of its "human rights issue."
  • Decision of the 57th Meeting of Council of Korea-China Hydroelectric Power Company Signed KCNA 09 Nov 2005 -- A decision of the 57th meeting of the Council of the Korea-China Hydroelectric Power Company was signed in Beijing on Monday.
  • Russian Foreign Ministry Delegation Leaves KCNA 09 Nov 2005 -- The delegation of the Russian Foreign Ministry led by its Vice-Minister Aleksandr Alekseyev left here today after wrapping up its 4 day-visit to the DPRK
  • Spokesman for DPRK FM. Refutes U.S. Chief Executive's Anti-DPRK Vituperation KCNA 09 Nov 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Tuesday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the report that recently the U.S. chief executive again hurled mud at the supreme headquarters of the DPRK
  • Six-Party Talks To Focus on Specifics for a Nuclear-Free Korea Washington File 08 Nov 2005 -- The fifth round of the Six-Party Talks aiming for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula will focus on the specific steps that must be taken to end North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.
  • North Korean Nuclear Talks Likely to be Brief VOA 08 Nov 2005 -- Multinational talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programs are scheduled to resume Wednesday in Beijing.
  • North Korea Rolls Back Some Economic Reforms, Strengthens State Controls VOA 08 Nov 2005 -- North Korea last month began rolling back economic reforms that it had implemented in 2002, dimming hopes for a any transition to a market-based system like that of its neighbor and ally, China.
  • Delegates Arrive in Beijing to Resume North Korean Nuclear Talks VOA 08 Nov 2005 -- Delegates of the six nations taking part in the North Korean nuclear disarmament talks have begun arriving in the Chinese capital for Wednesday's start of a new round.
  • Rodong Sinmun on U.S. Firing Range KCNA 08 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. and the south Korean Ministry of National Defence agreed to use Jik Islet in sea off Kunsan, North Jolla Province as a U.S. troops' firing range instead of the closed firing range in Maehyang-ri
  • Rodong Sinmun on WPK's Cause of Independence against Imperialism KCNA 08 Nov 2005 -- The Workers' Party of Korea has dynamically advanced along the road of socialism under the uplifted banner of independence against imperialism over the last six decades.
  • 12th Reunion of Separated Families, Relatives Begins KCNA 08 Nov 2005 -- The 12th reunion of separated families and relatives has begun in Mt. Kumgang resort. According to the previous custom, those from the north side had a collective meeting first with their families and relatives from the south on Nov. 5.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects New Power Station KCNA 08 Nov 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, inspected the Naephyong No. 2 Kunmin Power Station built by servicepersons of Large Combined Unit 549 of the KPA in cooperation with people in the area where they are stationed.
  • DPRK Efforts for Prevention of Bird Flu KCNA 07 Nov 2005 -- The DPRK is directing big efforts to preventing the bird flu which is rapidly spreading the world over.
  • Visits KCNA 07 Nov 2005 -- A DPRK delegation headed by Vice-Minister of Electricity and Coal Industries Sin Yong Song who is managing director of the Council of the Korea-China Hydroelectric Power Company left here today
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects New Duck Farm Built by Servicepersons KCNA 07 Nov 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, inspected the new Duck Farm No. 115 built by servicepersons of the KPA
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Oct. 31 - Nov. 6, 2005
  • U.S. Forces in S. Korea Stage Evacuation Drill of Noncombatants KCNA 05 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. forces in south Korea staged an exercise of evacuating noncombatants to Japan allegedly to cope with a contingency, according to the south Korean KBS
  • Japan, North Korea Reach No Agreements During Direct Talks VOA 05 Nov 2005 -- Japanese officials on Saturday said no breakthroughs came out of two days of direct talks with North Korea held in Beijing.
  • US Hopes North Korea Follows Through with Nuclear Commitment VOA 04 Nov 2005 -- U.S. officials say they hope North Korea comes to the upcoming round of six-party nuclear talks ready to follow through on commitments made in the last round of discussions.
  • DPRK Sends Back Japanese Woman KCNA 04 Nov 2005 -- As already reported, Kazumi Kitagawa, a Japanese woman, illegally entered Sinuiju area of the DPRK after throwing herself into the River Amnok from a sighting boat during her tour of Dandong, China, and asked it to accept her request to seek refuge on Aug. 24, 2003.
  • U.S. Urged to Honor Its Commitments KCNA 04 Nov 2005 -- A fair solution to the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and the prospect of the forthcoming 5th round of the six-party talks hinge upon the U.S. approach towards its commitments stipulated in the joint statement of the fourth six-way talks which calls for putting an end to the nuclear threat and providing light water reactors (LWRs), etc.
  • Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Work Marked KCNA 04 Nov 2005 -- A national meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's famous work "On Establishing a University" took place at the People's Palace of Culture on Nov. 2.
  • 60th Anniversary of KSDP Marked KCNA 04 Nov 2005 -- A meeting was held Wednesday to commemorate the 60th founding anniversary of the Korean Social Democratic Party (KSDP).
  • Rodong Sinmun Slams Japan's Projected Distribution of Provocative War Games KCNA 04 Nov 2005 -- As already reported, it was disclosed recently that the Japanese reactionaries are contemplating the production and distribution of the extremely bellicose and provocative war games to the effect that the Japan Self-Defence Forces (SDF) are fighting a war of aggression against the DPRK and other neighboring countries, occupying Tok Islet and Jeju Island, "attacking" the nuclear facilities of the DPRK and "wiping out" the Chinese armed forces.
  • Dialogue and Sanctions Can Never Go together: Rodong Sinmun KCNA 03 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. Department of Treasury recently declared its decision to freeze the overseas properties of the trade companies of the DPRK having dealings with those maintaining economic ties with the U.S. and list the companies and individuals of the third countries dealing with the DPRK companies as objects of its sanctions on the suspicion of proliferating "weapons of mass destruction (WMD)" and their delivery means
  • Chinese President's Successful Visit to DPRK Hailed KCNA 03 Nov 2005 -- Papers here today report that the recent DPRK visit by Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, marked a special event
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 03 Nov 2005 -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House, a main centre for the publication and information service of the WPK, celebrated its diamond jubilee
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 03 Nov 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun today dedicates a signed article to the 11th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's work "Socialism Is a Science" (November 1, 1994).
  • All Koreans Urged to Remain True to June 15 Joint Declaration KCNA 03 Nov 2005 -- The historic June 15 joint declaration is a declaration for independent reunification as it is in full line with the Korean nation's desire and will for independent reunification, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed article
  • U.S. Arrogant Behavior under Fire KCNA 03 Nov 2005 -- The Korean People's Army is following with high vigilance the baseless smear campaign launched by the U.S. forces side after falsifying the case
  • China Says North Korea Talks to Begin November 9 VOA 03 Oct 2005 -- China has confirmed that the next round of six-country talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program will begin November 9 in Beijing.
  • North Korea's Upper Class Flourishes in Sharp Contrast to Reports of Impoverished Working Class VOA 03 Oct 2005 -- North Korea adheres closely to Marxist egalitarian principles, but remains a land of stark social contrasts.
  • Japan, North Korea Resume Bilateral Talks VOA 03 Oct 2005 -- Japan and North Korea, both parties to the six-nation North Korea nuclear disarmament talks, are meeting in Beijing to discuss bilateral issues.
  • 60th Anniversary of Rodong Sinmun Marked KCNA 02 Nov 2005 -- A meeting commemorating the 60th anniversary of Rodong Sinmun took place at the People's Palace of Culture on Monday.
  • Increased Role of Rodong Sinmun Called for KCNA 02 Nov 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in an editorial dedicated to its 60th anniversary says that the media of the Workers' Party of Korea including Rodong Sinmun would hold higher the brush of Songun given by the party and defend and preserve our idea, system and cause to the last.
  • Japan, North Korea Set to Resume Bilateral Talks VOA 02 Nov 2005 -- Japan says it hopes to resolve a lengthy dispute with North Korea over kidnappings when the two countries resume talks Thursday
  • North Korea Says Famine is Over, but Many Still Go Hungry VOA 02 Nov 2005 -- After years of famine, North Korea is predicting a bumper harvest for the first time in years, and says that is why it is ordering many foreign aid workers to leave next month
  • Kim Jong Il Gives Field Guidance to Work in Industrial Field in Pyongyang KCNA 01 Nov 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, gave field guidance to the work in the industrial field in Pyongyang
  • 180 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage in Oct. KCNA 01 Nov 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists committed at least 180 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in October with strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes of different missions, according to military sources.



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