- Military and Security Developments Involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 2012 Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense Released 2 May 2013
- GOV/2011/53-GC(55)/24: Application of Safeguards in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea IAEA 02 Sep 2011
- Speech of Kim Jong Il at Banquet KCNA 08 May 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il made the following speech at a banquet.
- President Bush Discusses North Korea The White House 26 Jun 2008
- Statement by the Press Secretary on North Korea The White House 26 Jun 2008
- Memorandum for the Secretary of State The White House 26 Jun 2008
- Executive Order: Continuing Certain Restrictions with Respect to North Korea and North Korean Nationals The White House 26 Jun 2008
- Declaration for Development of North-South Relations and Peace and Prosperity KCNA 05 Oct 2007 -- A declaration for the development of north-south relations and peace and prosperity was made public in Pyongyang Thursday.
- SECURITY COUNCIL CONDEMNS NUCLEAR TEST BY DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA, UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTING RESOLUTION 1718 (2006) UN Security Council 14 October 2006
- DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman on U.S. Moves Concerning Its Nuclear Test KCNA 12 Oct 2006 -- spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued the following statement Wednesday as regards the U.S. ill-boding moves in the wake of the nuclear test in the DPRK
- Press Conference by the President The White House 11 Oct 2006
- DPRK Successfully Conducts Underground Nuclear Test KCNA 10 Oct 2006 -- The Korean Central News Agency released the following report: The field of scientific research in the DPRK successfully conducted an underground nuclear test under secure conditions on October 9, Juche 95 (2006)
- Information message about underground nuclear explosion made by the Northern Korea on October 9, 2006 CEME - Geophysical Service of Russian Academy 10 Oct 2006 -- On October 9, 2006 underground nuclear explosion has been done in Northern Korea, which has been registered by Geophysical Survey of RAS. The explosion was registered at 05:35 Moscow time (01:35 GMT) with magnitude 4.0.
- IN PRESIDENTIAL STATEMENT, SECURITY COUNCIL URGES DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA NOT TO CARRY OUT NUCLEAR TEST UN Security Council 06 Oct 2006 -- Says Test Would Jeopardize Peace and Security In Region and Beyond, Bring Universal Condemnation by International Community
- Staff Report of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Subcommittee on Intelligence Policy: Recognizing North Korea as a Strategic Threat: An Intelligence Challenge for the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence 28 Sep 2006 -- "This report provides an unclassified assessment of the dangers posed by North Korea to help the American public understand the seriousness of this threat and to suggest ways that U.S. intelligence analysis and technical collection against Pyongyang must be improved"
- U.S. Extremely Hostile Act and UN "Resolution" against DPRK Rejected KCNA 27 Jul 2006 -- It was a sheer brigandish act for the U.S. to have used the UN arena for branding the DPRK's missile launches as "a threat to the global peace and security" and got it to adopt a "resolution" calling for international pressure aimed to force the DPRK to disarm itself and stifle it, Kim Il Chol, minister of the People's Armed Forces, declared this in a report made at a national meeting to mark the 53rd anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.
- DPRK Foreign Ministry Refutes "Resolution of UN Security Council" KCNA 18 Jul 2006 -- The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea issued today the following statement vehemently denouncing and totally refuting the "resolution" of the UN Security Council against the DPRK
- DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Its Missile Launches KCNA 07 Jul 2006 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday as regards the missile launches in the DPRK
- Transcript: Press Briefing on North Korea Missile Launch The White House 04 Jul 2006
- 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)
- Korea-U.S. Security Meeting Joint Communique Announced 21 Oct 2005 -- Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Republic of Korea Minister of National Defense Yoon Kwang Ung issued a joint communiqué today following the 37th Republic of Korea - U.S. Security Consultative Meeting (SCM).
- The 37th Security Consultative Meeting Joint Communiqué 21 Oct 2005 -- "The 37th Republic of Korea-United States Security Consultative Meeting (SCM) was held in Seoul on October 21, 2005. ROK Minister of National Defense Yoon Kwang Ung and U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld led their respective delegations, which included senior defense and foreign affairs officials."[PDF]
- Spokesman for DPRK FM. Refers to Issue of Participation in 5th Six-Party Talks KCNA 25 Oct 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Monday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the issue of participating in the 5th six-party talks
- DPRK's Stand on Solution to Nuclear Issue Reiterated KCNA 28 Sep 2005 -- The DPRK will closely follow how the U.S. will move at the phase of "action for action" in the future.
- DPRK to Closely Follow How U.S. Will Move at Phase of Action in Future KCNA 26 Sep 2005 -- The DPRK's stand to seek a negotiated solution to the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. remains consistent.
- Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry on Six-Party Talks KCNA 21 Sep 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement in connection with the close of the fourth six-party talks. Its full text reads as follows
- Joint Statement Released at Six-Party Talks KCNA 20 Sep 2005 -- A joint statement was issued at the six-party talks held in Beijing. Its full text is as follows
- DPRK's Stand to Seek Negotiated Peaceful Settlement of Nuclear Issue Clarified KCNA 09 Sep 2005 -- The DPRK government consistently maintains the stand to seek a negotiated peaceful settlement of the nuclear issue and will exert tireless efforts to realize the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, said Premier Pak Pong Ju
- DPRK FM. Spokesman on Second Phase of Fourth Six-Party Talks KCNA 30 Aug 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on Aug. 29 as regards the issue of holding the 2nd phase of the fourth six-party talks
- Spokesman for DPRK FM Clarifies Principled Stand on Building Peace Mechanism on Korean Peninsula KCNA 23 Jul 2005 -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Friday issued a statement clarifying the principled stance on building a peace mechanism on the Korean Peninsula in the run-up to the 52nd anniversary of the conclusion of the Korean Armistice Agreement (KAA).
- Spokesman for DPRK FM on Contact between Heads of DPRK and U.S. Dels KCNA 11 Jul 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA Sunday as regards the contact made between the heads of the DPRK and the U.S. delegations to the six-party talks.
- Contacts between Heads of DPRK and U.S. Delegations to Sixth-Party Talks Made KCNA 11 Jul 2005 -- DPRK Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who are heads of their countries' delegations to the six-party talks, met in Beijing on July 9.
- Joint Press Release on 15th Inter-Korean Ministerial Talks Issued KCNA 25 Jun 2005 -- A joint press release was published at the 15th North-South Ministerial Talks held in Seoul Thursday.
- Spent Fuel Rods Unloaded from Pilot Nuclear Plant KCNA 12 May 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs Wednesday gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA as regards the completion of the unloading of spent fuel rods from its pilot nuclear plant: The relevant field of the DPRK has successfully finished the unloading of 8,000 spent fuel rods from the 5MW pilot nuclear plant in the shortest period recently.
- U.S. Assertion about DPRK's Call for DPRK-U.S. Talks Independent of Six-Way Talks Dismissed KCNA 09 May 2005 -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave Sunday the following answer to the question put by KCNA in connection with the misinformation floated by the U.S. recently in a bid to create impression that the former is insisting only on the bilateral talks between the two countries instead of coming out for the six-party talks
- DPRK to Steadily Bolster Its Nuclear Deterrent for Self-Defence KCNA 25 Apr 2005 -- The army and people of the DPRK will never remain a passive onlooker to the U.S. moves to isolate and stifle it but steadily bolster its nuclear deterrent for self-defence to cope with the enemies' reckless moves for military invasion.
- Chief of KPA General Staff on DPRK's Intention to Bolster Its Nuclear Deterrent KCNA 09 Apr 2005 -- The DPRK will bolster its self-defensive nuclear deterrent in face of the U.S. moves to stifle the DPRK.
- DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Denuclearization of Korea KCNA 01 Apr 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry released a statement today as regards the wrong view spread by the U.S. and its allies on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
- Memorandum of DPRK Foreign Ministry KCNA 04 Mar 2005 -- The Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released a memorandum on March 2 to clearly explain why it has decided that it would go out to the talks only when there are justification to participate in the six-party talks and mature conditions for them. Follows the full text of the memorandum
- DPRK's Stand on Six-party Talks Reclarified KCNA 03 Mar 2005 -- We will go to the talks any time if the U.S. takes a trustworthy sincere attitude and moves to provide conditions and justification for the resumption of the six-party talks.
- DPRK FM on Its Stand to Suspend Its Participation in Six-party Talks for Indefinite Period KCNA 11 Feb 2005 -- The DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs released a statement Thursday to clarify its stand to cope with the grave situation created by the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK. (...) We had already taken the resolute action of pulling out of the NPT and have manufactured nukes for self-defence to cope with the Bush administration's evermore undisguised policy to isolate and stifle the DPRK.
- Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry on Issue of Six-Party Talks KCNA 10 Jan 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement Saturday as regards the issue of the six-party talks.
- "Visit to the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center in North Korea" Siegfried S. Hecker Senior Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory University of California - Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing on January 21, 2004
- 35th Republic of Korea-United States Security Consultative Meeting Joint Communiqué 17 November 2003, Seoul, Republic of Korea -- Secretary Rumsfeld reaffirmed the US commitment to the security of the ROK and to the continued provision of a nuclear umbrella for the ROK, consistent with the Mutual Defense Treaty.
- Keynote Speeches Made at Six-way Talks KCNA 30 Aug 2003 -- North Korea is now calling the talks "useless," and saying it has no choice but to strengthen its "nuclear deterrent."
- Six-Point Consensus Reached Embassy of the PRC in the USA 29 Aug 2003-- At a press conference held Friday afternoon following the six-party talks, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Wang Yi, also China's chief negotiator to the talks, said the six parties have reached the following six-point consensus on the Korean nuclear issue
- DPRK to put spurs to increasing its nuclear deterrent force for self-defence KCNA 19 Jun 2003 -- The DPRK will put further spurs to increasing its nuclear deterrent force for self-defence as a just self-defence measure to cope with the U.S. strategy to isolate and stifle the DPRK the danger of which is increasing with each passing day.
- DPRK's determination to strongly react to U.S. hard-line measure reiterated KCNA 19 Jun 2003 -- Now that the U.S. is making preparations for a military attack on the DPRK under the signboard of "dialogue", the latter is left with no option but to implement all necessary measures it has already declared, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed commentary.
- U.S. warned of catastrophic consequences of its blockade operation against DPRK KCNA 18 Jun 2003 -- The move of the Bush group to lay an "international siege network" and conduct a blockade operation against the DPRK is a deliberate and premeditated one to ignite a war on the Korean Peninsula. Rodong Sinmun today says this in a signed commentary.
- TCOG-Joint Press Statement Korea-net 16 Jun 2003 -- The following is the full text of a joint news statement issued by South Korea, the United States and Japan on Friday after a two-day meeting of the Trilateral Cooperation and Oversight Group (TCOG) _ ED.
- KCNA on DPRK's nuclear deterrent force KCNA 10 Jun 2003 -- The Bush government is escalating its moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK. As already reported, the DPRK put forward a bold proposal for smoothly solving all issues at the DPRK-U.S. talks with a view to fundamentally settling the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.
- DPRK to react against U.S. arms buildup plan by its effective method KCNA 10 Jun 2003 -- The U.S. announcement of a plan to beef up its forces in South Korea which calls for spending 11 billion U.S. dollars comes under strong fire by a signed commentary of Rodong Sinmun today. The DPRK will strongly react against this move by an effective method of its style, it warns.
- U.S. to blame for derailing process of denuclearisation on Korean Peninsula KCNA 13 May 2003 -- The Korean Central News Agency issued today a detailed report denouncing the united states for reducing to a dead document the joint declaration on denuclearisation issued by north and south Korea with a view to removing the danger of nuclear war, creating an atmosphere for inter-Korean exchange and cooperation and contributing to peace and security in Asia and the rest of the world.
- The Policy for Peace and Prosperity Ministry of Unification, republic of Korea 2003 -- The Policy for Peace and Prosperity The Policy for Peace and Prosperity is initiated from President Roh Moo-hyun's strategic vision. It aims to lay the foundation for the peaceful unification of Korea through the promotion of peace on the Korean peninsula and to achieve mutual prosperity for South and North Korea. This policy will also contribute to peace and prosperity in Northeast Asia. In particular, it aims to resolve the pressing North Korean nuclear issue peacefully through cooperation with nations with an interest in Korea. [PDF 2.12 Mb]
- Petition to Revitalise Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as North Korea Withdraws & NPT Review Process Begins in Geneva on April 28 Greenpeace 09 Apr 2003 -- "We are writing to urge all members of the Security Council to support a negotiated settlement over North Korea's nuclear programme, and to reject military action as a response to this and future crises in the non-proliferation regime. We welcome the initiatives by Secretary General Kofi Annan to mediate the crisis between North Korea and the United States." [PDF 22.6 Kb]
- Statement of fm spokesman blasts UNSC's discussion of Korean nuclear issue -- "The Iraqi war shows that to allow disarming through inspection does not help avert a war but rather sparks it."
- ROK-US Combined Forces Command Publications 3-2.2, Air-Ground Operations - Korea 15 June 2002 [MSWORD 8 MB]
- NORTH KOREA COUNTRY HANDBOOK MCIA-2630-NK-016-97 Marine Corps Intelligence Activity - May 1997
- CFC (KOREA) OPLAN 9518X-XX Protection of US National Security Interests and Support for the Republic of South Korea 29 December 1999
- Text: Congressional Report on North Korean Threat 03 November 1999 -- The North Korea Advisory Group, comprised of nine senior members of Congress, released a report assessing the threat posed by North Korea. North
Korea has increased its capabilities to threaten the Asia-Pacific region as well as U.S. security interests since 1994. The report noted that North Korea now has the missile capability to strike the continental United States.
- Review of United States Policy Toward North Korea: Findings and Recommendations Unclassified Report by Dr. William J. Perry, U.S. North Korea Policy Coordinator and Special Advisor to the President and the Secretary of State, October 12, 1999 -- Under present circumstances, deterrence of war on the Korean Peninsula is stable on both sides, in military terms. The United States and its allies would swiftly and surely win a second war on the Korean Peninsula, but the destruction of life and property would far surpass anything in recent American experience. While always subject to miscalculation by the isolated North Korean government, there is no military calculus that would suggest to the North Koreans anything but catastrophe from armed conflict. However, acquisition by the DPRK of nuclear weapons or long-range missiles, and especially the combination of the two (a nuclear weapons device mounted on a long-range missile), could undermine this relative stability. China realizes that DPRK ballistic missiles are an important impetus to U.S. national missile defense and theater missile defenses, neither of which is desired by China. If the DPRK moved to eliminate its nuclear and long-range missile threats, the United States would normalize relations with the DPRK, relax sanctions that have long constrained trade with the DPRK and take other positive steps that would provide opportunities for the DPRK.
- A Comprehensive Approach to North Korea by Richard L. Armitage, Paul D. Wolfowitz, et al, Strategic Forum Number 159, March 1999 -- Should diplomacy fail, the United States would have to consider two alternative courses, neither of which is attractive. One is to live with and deter a nuclear North Korea armed with delivery systems, with all its implications for the region. The other is preemption, with the attendant uncertainties.
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