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January 2005 North Korea Special Weapons News

  • U.S., Worst Violator of Human Rights under Fire KCNA 31 Jan 2005 -- International criticism was elicited by the disclosure of the fact that U.S. Congress tried to institute a law on eradicating tortures at the end of last year, which was denied by the White House and thus approved the law in which a provision restricting harsh tortures was deleted.
  • Truth about U.S. Development of Biological and Chemical Weapons Disclosed KCNA 31 Jan 2005 -- It was recently disclosed that the United States has conducted in top secrecy researches and experiments to develop deadly biological and chemical weapons, Minju Joson Saturday says in a signed commentary in this regard.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Materializing Three Forms of Cooperation KCNA 31 Jan 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun in a signed article today calls on all the compatriots in the north, south and overseas to push ahead with the worthwhile advance toward reunification in the new year with a view to materializing the three forms of cooperation -- cooperation for national independence, cooperation for peace against war and cooperation for reunification and patriotism -- under the banner of the June 15 joint declaration with their fervent patriotic enthusiasm and will to devote their all to national reconciliation and reunification.
  • KCNA Slams Japanese Reactionaries' Attempt to Internationalize Abduction Issue KCNA 31 Jan 2005 -- The Japanese reactionaries are now getting more undisguised in their moves to internationalize the "abduction issue." Yachi, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, at talks with a delegation of U.S. congressmen on Jan.18 asserted that it is necessary for the entire international community to put pressure upon north Korea in order to settle the abduction issue.
  • Great Banner for Victory of Cause of Independence KCNA 31 Jan 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Saturday dedicates an article to the 2nd anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "The Line of the Songun Revolution Is a Great Revolutionary Line in Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution".
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Jan. 24-Jan. 30, 2005
  • U.S. Human Rightsh Offensive Flailed KCNA 29 Jan 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun in an article today says the U.S. human rightsh offensive is a dastardly violation of human rights infringing upon the sovereignty of other countries and nations and a criminal act of harassing world peace and stability and curbing and throttling their independent development.
  • All Koreans Called Upon to Turn out in Anti-U.S. Struggle KCNA 29 Jan 2005 -- The Korean nation should not allow the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces' presence in south Korea to go beyond 60 years but terminate the U.S. hostile policy towards Korea, Rodong Sinmun Friday says in a signed article.
  • More Steps to Prevent Tsunami Damage Taken in DPRK KCNA 29 Jan 2005 -- More steps to prevent tsunami damage are being taken in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. As Korea is surrounded by seas on three sides, the Seismological Observation Bureau has intensified the scientific research to cope with possible tsunami damage.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Pig Farm of KPA Unit KCNA 29 Jan 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean Peoplefs Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workersf Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, inspected the pig farm of KPA Unit 966.
  • WFP/NORTH KOREA VOA 28 Jan 2005 -- The World Food Program reports six and one half million North Koreans still are in desperate need of food aid. The WFP says one of its chief concerns is the nutritional condition of hundreds of thousands of people who live in so-called "no-go" areas in North Korea.
  • All People Called Upon to Make Leap forward on All Fronts KCNA 28 Jan 2005 -- Let's rush forward toward the eminence of a great prosperous powerful nation in the offensive spirit created by the workers of the Songjin Steel Complex.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Anti-U.S. Struggle through Inter-Korean Cooperation KCNA 28 Jan 2005 -- All the Koreans in the north, the south and overseas should vigorously turn out in the anti-U.S. struggle, holding high the banner of three forms of cooperation, in order to make this year a year of nation-wide anti-U.S. struggle and a year of decisive termination of U.S. domination and interference, urges Rodong Sinmun in an article Thursday.
  • Grave Military Provocations of South Korean Forces under Fire KCNA 28 Jan 2005 -- Minju Joson today carries a commentary on the rash military provocations committed by the south Korean war-like forces repeatedly, such as the intrusion of combat boats in the western sea from the very beginning of the year.
  • KPA Navy Command Again Warns S. Korean Military KCNA 28 Jan 2005 -- The Navy Command of the Korean Peoplefs Army issued a press release on Thursday as regards the continued intrusion of warships of the south Korean forces into the waters of the north side in the West Sea of Korea to strain the situation.
  • Despicable U.S.-Toeing Stance KCNA 28 Jan 2005 -- All Koreans in the north, south and overseas are turning out in the struggle to force the foreign forces out of south Korea and to achieve the reunification of the country with cooperation for national independence under the idea of "by our nation itself."
  • Ninth Kimjongilia Festival under Preparation KCNA 28 Jan 2005 -- Preparations for the 9th Kimjongilia Festival are going on at full swing in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to celebrate the birthday of leader Kim Jong Il, February 16.
  • Kim Jong Il Calls for Intensifying Combat Training in KPA KCNA 28 Jan 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 DPRK, inspected a sub-unit of KPA unit 347 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment.
  • UN / NOKOR RIGHTS VOA 28 Jan 2005 -- The United Nations is circulating a draft of its first report on the human rights situation in North Korea. The draft includes sweeping recommendations for changes in North Korea, and in the way China treats refugees from that country.
  • Might of Unity in One Mind Grows under Songun Banner KCNA 27 Jan 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Wednesday dedicates an article to the 20th anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "Let's Advance Holding High the Banner of Single-Minded Unity".
  • Foundation of Songun Politics Provided by President Kim Il Sung KCNA 27 Jan 2005 -- It is thanks to the foundation of the Songun politics laid by President Kim Il Sung that the Korean revolution has emerged victorious, going through all manner of difficulties and trials.
  • JAPAN / N. KOREA SANCTIONS VOA 27 Jan 2005 -- Japan is giving its clearest signal yet that it might impose economic sanctions against North Korea. The threat comes amid increasingly contentious rhetoric over the failure to resolve the issue of North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens during the Cold War.
  • Poster Exhibition Opens KCNA 26 Jan 2005 -- There opened an exhibition of posters calling for the implementation of the tasks set forth in the joint New Year editorial.
  • Dangerous U.S.-Japan Military Nexus under Fire KCNA 26 Jan 2005 -- The joint operation plan "5055" now being pushed forward by the United States and Japan is a new Korean war scenario and a product of a dangerous military nexus of the U.S. and Japanese reactionaries to provoke the second Korean war, observes Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.
  • Equipment Donated to DPRK by China KCNA 26 Jan 2005 -- The State Meteorological Bureau of China donated equipment for weather news service and observation to the Hydro-Meteorological Service of the DPRK according to a voluntary cooperation plan of the World Meteorological Organization.
  • S. Korean Army Commits Military Provocation KCNA 26 Jan 2005 -- The south Korean army committed a grave military provocation by introducing an artillery piece into an area near the Military Demarcation Line today, according to military sources.
  • KCNA Slams Plot Hatched by Japan against DPRK KCNA 25 Jan 2005 -- The Korean Central News Agency issued a memorandum Monday disclosing before the public at home and abroad the truth about the "results of examination" of the remains of Japanese woman Megumi Yokota, a plot hatched by Japan against the DPRK, on the basis of the materials analyzed by the Ministry of People's Security and forensic pathologists, authorized by the DPRK government.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Peaceful Reunification KCNA 25 Jan 2005 -- It is one of the fundamental principles maintained by the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in leading the cause of national reunification to reunify the country peacefully, Rodong Sinmun today stresses in a signed article.
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 25 Jan 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday dedicates a signed article to the 5th anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "Improving the Layout of the Fields Is a Great Transformation of Nature for the Prosperity of the Country, a Patriotic Work of Lasting Significance."
  • S. Korean Military Urged to Stop Escalating Tension KCNA 25 Jan 2005 -- The Navy Command of the Korean People's Army issued a report on Jan. 24 as regards the evermore undisguised intrusion of battleships of the south Korean forces into the waters of the north side in the West Sea of Korea.
  • High Vigilance against U.S. Disintegration Moves Urged KCNA 24 Jan 2005 -- All the countries aspiring after independence should counter with high vigilance the U.S. moves to split and disintegrate them from within, clearly seeing their reactionary and dangerous nature, warns Rodong Sinmun Sunday in a signed article.
  • Foreigners Inspect U.S. Armed Spy Ship "Pueblo" KCNA 24 Jan 2005 -- The United States should draw lessons from its past defeat. If the U.S. forces dare attack the DPRK again, they will not go back alive.
  • National Meeting Held KCNA 24 Jan 2005 -- A national meeting was held at the People's Palace of Culture Friday to mark the 80th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's 250-mile journey for national liberation and the 30th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's start of the march to study the journey.
  • Fight against Sycophantic and Traitorous Forces Urged KCNA 24 Jan 2005 -- The people from all walks of life in south Korea should wage a more vigorous mass struggle to isolate and weaken such sycophantic and traitorous forces as the Grand National Party and entomb them to the last, urges Rodong Sinmun in a signed article today.
  • "Pueblo" Incident Reveals U.S. Brazenness KCNA 24 Jan 2005 -- January 23, 1968 was one of the ignominious days for the United States, which was boasting of being a "super power".
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Jan. 17 - Jan. 23, 2005
  • Military Urged to Ponder over Consequences to Be Entailed by Escalating Tension KCNA 22 Jan 2005 -- The south Korean military authorities should ponder over the serious consequences to be entailed by the military tension mounting in the West Sea of Korea and bring the situation under control without delay.
  • Pak Pong Ju Meets Delegation of Russian Company KCNA 22 Jan 2005 -- Premier of the DPRK Cabinet Pak Pong Ju met with the delegation of the GAZPROM Company of Russia headed by Chairman of its Management Aleksei Miller, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today and had a friendly talk with it.
  • Field Guidance, Source of Victory KCNA 22 Jan 2005 -- Leader Kim Jong Il has given field guidance to the Rakwon Machine Complex and various other economic establishments, inspiring the Korean people in the general onward march for the Songun revolution.
  • Russian Company Delegation Winds Up Its Visit to DPRK KCNA 22 Jan 2005 -- The delegation of the GAZPROM Company of Russia led by Chairman of its Management Aleksei Miller flew back home Friday after winding up its 2-day visit to the DPRK.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 22 Jan 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 929.
  • KCNA Refutes U.S. Accusations against DPRK KCNA 21 Jan 2005 -- -- The Human Rights Watch, which claims to be a U.S. non-governmental human rights organization, in an "annual report on human rights" released on Jan. 13 dealing with human rights performances in at least 60 countries once again pulled up the DPRK over "the issues of political offenders" and "defectors from the north".
  • Significant Landmark for Turn in Socialist Rural Construction KCNA 21 Jan 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun today dedicates an article to the 30th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "On Enhancing the Role of Party Organizations in the Drive to Implement Socialist Rural Theses".
  • Peace in Korean Peninsula Is Prerequisite to Global Peace KCNA 21 Jan 2005 -- Assurance of global peace and security depends on guaranteeing peace on the Korean Peninsula, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed article.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Performing Heroic Feats KCNA 21 Jan 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun today editorially calls upon all the people to rally close around the great headquarters of the revolution under the uplifted banner of Songun and perform heroic feats in this year's general onward march and thus significantly greet the 60th anniversaries of the Workers' Party of Korea and the liberation of the country.
  • Japan's "Defense Program Outlines" Slammed KCNA 20 Jan 2005 -- The new "national defense program outlines" adopted and made public in Japan on Dec. 10 last year is a dangerous blueprint of overseas aggression and a war scenario, states Rodong Sinmun in a signed article today.
  • Withdrawal of U.S. Forces Urged KCNA 20 Jan 2005 -- The withdrawal of the U.S. forces is a prerequisite to the progress of south Korean society and the worthy life of the south Korean people and no progressive reform can bear a true fruit without it, declares Rodong Sinmun in an article Wednesday.
  • North Korea: Regime Said To Be 'Serious' About Giving Up Nuclear Arms Development RFE/RL 19 Jan 2005 -- Senior U.S. Congressman Curt Weldon said he believes North Korea is "serious" about giving up its development of nuclear weapons. But Weldon said Pyongyang is setting the condition that the United States must end what he called "inflammatory rhetoric" against the communist state. Weldon just finished a visit to North Korea, where he spoke to top officials.
  • KCNA Slams Outbursts of IAEA Director General KCNA 19 Jan 2005 -- El Baradei, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, recently blustered that the DPRK is the primary threat to the nuclear non-proliferation system and has breached the NPT beyond the IAEA control for 12 years.
  • U.S. Must Compensate KCNA 19 Jan 2005 -- Minju Joson today comments on the ruling of a south Korean court some time ago on the payment of compensation to the tune of 8,150 million won to the residents of Maehyang-ri for the damage caused by a bombing drill of the U.S. air force in south Korea.
  • Japan's Demand for "Reinvestigation" Rejected KCNA 19 Jan 2005 -- The DPRK feels no need to have inter-governmental contact with Japan any longer now that the "abduction issue" had been settled with the Japanese prime minister's visit to Pyongyang as an occasion and the DPRK has made all sincere efforts it can.
  • Malicious Smear Campaign against DPRK Flailed KCNA 19 Jan 2005 -- Kanzaki, representative of the Komeito Party, a party of the ruling coalition of Japan, in a recent NHK program palavered about the "abduction issue", throwing together the balderdash that "pressure should be put on north Korea" and "stage-by-stage reaction is necessary."
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Rejecting Foreign Interference KCNA 19 Jan 2005 -- If the U.S. is allowed to interfere in the issue of national reunification and internal affairs of the Korean nation any longer and, moreover, its anti-reunification moves are overlooked, the inter-Korean ties can never get rid of difficulties and trials and the cause of national reunification can never escape the crisis of setback, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.
  • Increase of Defense Capability Called for KCNA 19 Jan 2005 -- The joint New Year editorial said that the defence industry is the foundation of the nation's military and economic potentials. It is a strategic primary task of the revolution and construction to augment the military potential of the country and further develop the defence industry now that the U.S. imperialists are escalating their moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK.
  • Rice-Iran-North Korea VOA 18 Jan 2005 -- Secretary of State-designate Condoleezza Rice Tuesday urged international unity in insisting that Iran and North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons ambitions. She said if the current European initiative with Iran falters, the matter should go to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.
  • Videotape Allegedly Shows North Korean Protest VOA News 18 Jan 2005 -- A South Korean activist group says a videotape shot in North Korea shows a rare public gesture of opposition to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.
  • KCNA Denounces Japan for Bringing Clouds over Six-party Talks KCNA 18 Jan 2005 -- From the beginning of the year some countries are trying to link the six-party talks, which draws attention and expectation from the international community, with their own interests.
  • U.S. Urged to Adopt Policy of Peaceful Co-existence with DPRK KCNA 18 Jan 2005 -- The U.S. should make a switchover from a hostile policy towards the DPRK to a policy of peaceful co-existence with it. This is the master key to finding a solution to the nuclear issue and it is a precondition and the only way for settling the issue.
  • Production Up in Forestry KCNA 18 Jan 2005 -- A production upswing is being made in the field of forestry in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • lutionary Soldier Culture flourishing in DPRK KCNA 18 Jan 2005 -- The revolutionary soldier culture created under the Songun politics of leader Kim Jong Il is pervading the whole society of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • U.S. Urged to Adopt Policy of Peaceful Co-Existence with DPRK KCNA 17 Jan 2005 -- The situation on the Korean Peninsula is so tense at present that a war may break out any moment.
  • Anti-U.S., Anti-War Struggle Called for KCNA 17 Jan 2005 -- Independent and peaceful reunification of the country can never be achieved without the anti-U.S., anti-war struggle to put an end to the U.S. criminal policy of domination over Korea, says Rodong Sinmun in a signed article Saturday.
  • U.S. Urged to Drop Its Policy of Double Standards KCNA 17 Jan 2005 -- The United States, a nuclear criminal, is bringing dark clouds of a nuclear war to hang above the world, styling itself a "fair nuclear judge".
  • U.S. Urged to Stop Its Rash Acts KCNA 17 Jan 2005 -- Laporte, commander of the south Korea-U.S. combined forces, at a recent New Year interview said that the mission of the forces is to "maintain the deterrent force against north Korea" and they would carry out their "plan to bolster the combat power" by increasing the spending for high-speed transport ships and transport planes capable of rapidly moving huge armed forces in a bid to "maintain reinforcement capability on the Korean Peninsula in case of emergency."
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Jan. 10 - Jan. 16, 2005
  • 9th Kimjongilia Festival to Be Held KCNA 15 Jan 2005 -- The 9th Kimjongilia Festival will be held at the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition on the bank of the River Taedong in Pyongyang for 10 odd days from February 12, Juche 94 (2005) on the occasion of the birthday of leader Kim Jong Il, the auspicious February holiday. In
  • New Posters Appear KCNA 15 Jan 2005 -- New posters powerfully encouraging the efforts of the working people who are hastening the general onward march of this year in response to the joint New Year editorial have appeared in the DPRK
  • Rodong Sinmun on Crumbling Unipolar World Strategy KCNA 15 Jan 2005 -- The strategy of unipolar world is collapsing with Europe appearing on the scene as one polar, states Rodong Sinmun in an article Friday.
  • U.S. Congress Delegation Leaves KCNA 15 Jan 2005 -- The U.S. delegation of congressmen led by Curt Weldon, vice-chairman of the Armed Services Committee of the House of Representatives, left here today after winding up its four-day visit to the DPRK.
  • DPRK Seething with General Onward March KCNA 15 Jan 2005 -- A wave of the general onward march for the Songun revolution has been sweeping all over the Democratic People's Republic of Korea from the first days of the new year.
  • Powerful Assistance to Agriculture KCNA 15 Jan 2005 -- The whole Party and country and all the people are rendering assistance, labor and material, to the rural communities in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, in response to the call of the joint New Year editorial released by the leading newspapers of the country.
  • Kim Jong Il Gives Field Guidance to Rakwon Machine Complex KCNA 15 Jan 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave field guidance to the Rakwon Machine Complex.
  • US / KOREA NUCLEAR VOA 14 Jan 2005 -- The Bush administration said Friday it hopes North Korea is serious about resuming the six-party talks on its nuclear program. A U.S. Congressman who visited Pyongyang this week says he was told North Korea is ready to rejoin the Chinese-sponsored talks, and perhaps soon.
  • Implementation of June 15 Joint Declaration Called for KCNA 14 Jan 2005 -- The joint New Year editorial earnestly called upon all the Koreans in the north, the south and abroad to bring about a new phase in the cause of the country's reunification under the uplifted banner of the June 15 joint declaration this year.
  • Aggressive Nature of U.S. "War on Terrorism" Assailed KCNA 14 Jan 2005 -- The United States tries to justify its "war on terrorism" as an "international contribution" to "freedom, democracy and peace", but its aggressive and reactionary nature can never be concealed.
  • Workers Vow to Take Van in Upsurge of Songun Revolution KCNA 14 Jan 2005 -- Workers in the fields of power, coal and metal industries and railway transport of the DPRK swore to take the lead in effecting a great upswing in the Songun revolution in response to the joint New Year editorial.
  • Scientists Out to Fulfill New Year's Tasks KCNA 14 Jan 2005 -- The scientists of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, in response to the joint New Year editorial of the newspapers Rodong Sinmun, Josoninmingun and Chongnyonjonwi, are intensifying research for production increase and economic development. President of the Academy of Sciences Pyon Yong Rip, in an interview with KCNA, said that the scientists and technicians of the country are full of resolution to give a powerful stimulus to a great surge for the Songun revolution by considerably raising their role in accordance with the present demand of the development of the economic science and technology in the 21st century.
  • General Onward March Suitable for Songun Era KCNA 14 Jan 2005 -- The people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are all out to effect a new great upsurge in all sectors of socialist construction and thus to celebrate the 60th anniversaries of the Workers' Party of Korea and the country's liberation as grand festivals of victors.
  • U.S. Impedes Peace, Independent Reunification of Korea KCNA 14 Jan 2005 -- The joint New Year editorial released by major newspapers of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea calls on all the Koreans to launch a powerful struggle for peace against war in order to drive U.S. troops out of south Korea, remove the very source of a nuclear war and preserve peace and security on the Korean peninsula.
  • Gifts to Kim Jong Il from U.S. Congress Delegation KCNA 14 Jan 2005 -- Leader Kim Jong Il was presented with a gift by the U.S. Congress delegation on a visit to the DPRK.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets U.S. Congress Delegation KCNA 14 Jan 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met with the U.S. Congress delegation headed by Curt Weldon, vice-chairman of the Armed Services Committee of its House of Representatives, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Thursday.
  • U.S. Congressmen Tour Various Parts of Pyongyang KCNA 14 Jan 2005 -- The U.S. delegation of Congressmen led by Curt Weldon, vice-chairman of the Armed Services Committee of the House of Representatives, has toured various parts of Pyongyang since its arrival in the city on Jan. 11.
  • Kim Jong Il Gives Field Guidance to Iron Enterprise KCNA 14 Jan 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave field guidance to the September General Iron Enterprise.
  • NOKOR US DELEGATION VOA 14 Jan 2005 -- U.S. lawmakers returning from the North Korean capital are optimistic about the resumption of talks to deal with the North's nuclear weapons programs.
  • Paek Nam Sun Meets U.S. Congress Delegation KCNA 13 Jan 2005 -- DPRK Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun had a talk with a delegation of U.S. congressmen led by Vice-Chairman of the Armed Services Committee of its House of Representatives Curt Weldon on Jan. 12.
  • U.S. Congress Delegation Sojourns in Pyongyang KCNA 13 Jan 2005 -- The U.S. delegation of Congressmen led by Curt Weldon, vice-chairman of the Armed Services Committee of its House of Representatives, staying here met with Ri Chan Bok, chief of the Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army, in Pyongyang today.
  • Rodong Sinmun Urges Cooperation for Reunification and Patriotism KCNA 13 Jan 2005 -- Cooperation for reunification and patriotism is a vital requisite to the accomplishment of the cause of national reunification and a sure guarantee for its victory, declares Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.
  • DPRK Minister of Construction and Building-Materials Industries Dies KCNA 13 Jan 2005 -- Jo Yun Hui, minister of Construction and Building-Materials Industries, who is deputy to the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, died of heart attack at the age of 67 on Jan. 11.
  • Three-point Cooperation for National Reunification KCNA 13 Jan 2005 -- The joint New Year editorial sets forth the slogan "Let's advance under the banner of cooperation for national independence, peace against war, and patriotism for reunification!"
  • Kim Jong Il Gives Field Guidance to Pukjung Machine Complex KCNA 13 Jan 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, visited the Pukjung Machine Complex and encouraged the workers in their production drive for the new year.
  • KOREA / ROH ADDRESS VOA 13 Jan 2005 -- South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun says he thinks conditions have improved for a new round of multilateral talks on dismantling North Korea's nuclear programs.
  • CHINA / KOREAN DIPLOMATS LOCKDOWN VOA 12 Jan 2005 -- Chinese security agents have prevented a group of South Korean legislators from holding a news conference on the status of North Korean refugees in China. Scuffles broke out as agents moved in to prevent the South Korean officials from speaking.
  • All Koreans Called upon to Remain True to Idea of "By Our Nation Itself" KCNA 12 Jan 2005 -- The idea of "By our nation itself" is the idea guiding the movement for Korea's reunification in the 21st century, the idea set out by leader Kim Jong Il.
  • Unity in Mind, Guarantee for Victory in General Onward March KCNA 12 Jan 2005 -- It is the unswerving will of the Workers' Party of Korea and the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to consolidate the unity in mind, the foundation of the Korean revolution, in every way.
  • Working People Vow to Effect Decisive Turn in Building Prosperous Nation KCNA 12 Jan 2005 -- Korean working people held mass rallies in provinces at which they expressed their unshakable determination to effect a great surge in Songun revolution and bring about a decisive turn in building a great prosperous powerful nation this significant year.
  • U.S. Congressman Leaves KCNA 12 Jan 2005 -- Tom Lantos, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and his party flew back Tuesday after wrapping up their four-day visit to the DPRK.
  • U.S. Congress Delegation Here KCNA 12 Jan 2005 -- The U.S. Congress delegation led by Vice-Chairman of the Armed Services Committee of its House of Representatives Curt Weldon arrived here Tuesday.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Vigorous General March This Year KCNA 11 Jan 2005 -- We should powerfully accelerate the onward march in the new year with the pride of victors so as to glorify this significant year as a year of a great turn noteworthy in the history of the country, a year of a great revolutionary upswing in the 21st century, says Rodong Sinmun in an editorial Monday.
  • Group Running Marks Day of Sports KCNA 11 Jan 2005 -- Streets of Pyongyang Sunday hummed with the running of groups of officials and employees of the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Metal and Machine-Building Industries, the Ministry of Light Industry, the Academy of Social Sciences and other ministries and national institutions on the occasion of the First Day of Sports in this significant year.
  • Ostrich-like Act of S. Korean Authorities Flailed KCNA 11 Jan 2005 -- It is said that in the "defense white paper" expected to be published this month in south Korea after its suspension from the year 2000, the phraseology "principal enemy" indicating the north will be struck out and be replaced with the words "direct and biggest threat."
  • Cooperation for Peace against War Called for KCNA 11 Jan 2005 -- Cooperation for peace against war is an important part of the three forms of cooperation which the Koreans should achieve in the movement for national reunification this year, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.
  • U.S. Move to Build Unipolar World Bound to Go Bust KCNA 11 Jan 2005 -- Those countries and people that desire a multipolar world and independence should intensify their struggle to check and frustrate the U.S. policy for a unipolar world, well aware of its reactionary and dangerous nature.
  • DPRK's Invariable Reply KCNA 11 Jan 2005 -- Goodwill with goodwill, hard line policy with tougher measures and "punishment" with severe punishment -- This is the invariable answer of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • DPRK Officials Meet U.S. Congressman and His Party KCNA 11 Jan 2005 -- Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a conversation with Tom Lantos, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and his party at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Monday.
  • US CONGRESSMAN / NOKOR VOA 11 Jan 2005 -- Congressman Tom Lantos has urged North Korea to return to multi-national negotiations on its nuclear weapons program as soon as possible.
  • Mass Rallies and Meeting to Bring about Decisive Turn in Korea KCNA 11 Jan 2005 -- Mass rallies and meetings are being continuously held in every part of Korea to effect a great surge in the Songun revolution and bring about a decisive turn in the efforts to build a great prosperous powerful nation this year in response to the tasks set forth in the joint New Year editorial of the newspapers of the Party, the army and the youth league.
  • Cooperation for National Independence Called for KCNA 10 Jan 2005 -- Achieving cooperation for national independence calls on Koreans to make concerted efforts and take joint actions in their efforts to protect the sovereignty and dignity of the nation from foreign domination and interference and independently carve out its destiny.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Idea of Foreign Policy KCNA 10 Jan 2005 -- The army and people of the DPRK will continue to consistently embody the foreign policy based on the idea of independence, peace and friendship whose validity and invincible vitality have been fully proved under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il, stresses Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.
  • Meetings Held to Glorify 60th Anniversaries of WPK and Country's Liberation KCNA 10 Jan 2005 -- Mass rallies were held in North and South Phyongan provinces on Jan. 7 and a meeting of employees of the Ministry of Railways on Jan. 6 at which the attendants vowed to bring about a signal turn in building a great prosperous powerful nation this year.
  • U.S. Congressman Here KCNA 10 Jan 2005 -- Tom Lantos, member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and his party arrived here Saturday.
  • 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.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Jan. 3 - Jan. 9, 2005
  • Youth Urged to Display Their Mettle KCNA 08 Jan 2005 -- An appeal to the young vanguard of five million across the country was adopted at a meeting of young vanguard held at Jonsung Square Thursday to vow to thoroughly fulfill the tasks put forward in the joint New Year editorial.
  • Cuban Ambassador Gives Reception KCNA 08 Jan 2005 -- Cuban Ambassador to the DPRK Ruben Perez Valdes hosted a reception at the Taedonggang Club for the Diplomatic Corps Thursday on the 46th anniversary of the victory of the Cuban revolution.
  • U.S., Malicious Harasser of Peace and Independent Reunification of Korea KCNA 08 Jan 2005 -- The desire of the Korean nation for reunification and prosperity will never come true as long as the U.S. imperialists keep south Korea under its military occupation and, with it as the base, pursue a hostile policy toward the DPRK, states a Rodong Sinmun analyst Friday.
  • Agricultural Working People in Van of General Onward March of Songun Revolution KCNA 08 Jan 2005 -- The agricultural working people, who are in charge of the main front of socialist economic construction this year, are vigorously turning out in the general onward march of Songun revolution in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea under the slogan "Let the Whole Party and Army and All the People Unite as One in Mind and More Strikingly Demonstrate the Might of Songun!", put forth by the New Year's joint editorial.
  • Slogan Calling upon All Koreans to Struggle for Reunification KCNA 07 Jan 2005 -- "Let's advance under the banner of cooperation for national independence, cooperation for peace against war and cooperation for reunification and patriotism!" -- This slogan which the Koreans at home and abroad should uphold in the reunification movement this year is an entirely just and scientific one representing the experience and lessons in the reunification movement and the urgent demand of reality, declares Rodong Sinmun in an article Thursday.
  • Pyongyangites Vow to Effect Great Surge in Songun Revolution KCNA 07 Jan 2005 -- A mammoth rally was held at Kim Il Sung Square with at least 100,000 Pyongyangites attending Thursday at a time when the whole country is out to implement the tasks put forward in the joint New Year editorial of the newspapers of the Party, army and the youth league.
  • Do Not Dream of Unilateral "Disarmament": Rodong Sinmun KCNA 06 Jan 2005 -- Ranking officials of the United States are vociferating about the need to "disarm" the DPRK by "collective pressure".
  • DPRK in General Onward March KCNA 06 Jan 2005 -- The people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have turned out as one in the general onward march to mark the 60th anniversaries of the Workers' Party of Korea and national liberation as victors of the Songun revolution this year.
  • DPRK Government Decides to Render Emergency Relief Aid KCNA 06 Jan 2005 -- The government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea decided to render emergency relief aid amounting to 150,000 U.S. dollars as regards the strong quake and tsunami that occurred in the waters off Sumatra Island of Indonesia on December 26 last year, causing huge material losses to Indonesia, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives and other countries.
  • U.S. Massive Military Build-up against DPRK under Fire KCNA 05 Jan 2005 -- The U.S. came under fire by a signed commentary of Minju Joson Tuesday for having massively shipped into south Korea military hardware for mounting a preemptive attack on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Three-point Cooperation for New Phase in Reunification Movement Urged KCNA 05 Jan 2005 -- Let's advance under the banner of cooperation for national independence, cooperation for peace against war and cooperation for reunification and patriotism!" -- This slogan in the joint New Year editorial was set out on the basis of an overall analysis of the requirements of the prevailing situation and the course of the struggle for national reunification last year.
  • Solar-Heat Greenhouses Built KCNA 05 Jan 2005 -- Several thousand solar-heat greenhouses of different sizes and shapes have been constructed at industrial establishments and rural communities across the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in recent years.
  • Korean People Called Upon to Launch General Onward March KCNA 04 Jan 2005 -- The on-going general onward march in which a hot charge is under way with the might of Songun represents a sacred onward march aimed at giving a steady continuity to the history and tradition of the great Chollima march established by President Kim Il Sung, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in an editorial.
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 04 Jan 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday dedicates an article to the 13th anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong Il's work "The Historical Lesson in Building Socialism and the General Line of Our Party".
  • JAPAN-NOKOR VOA 04 Jan 2005 -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is hoping to see progress this year in the on-again, off-again dialogue with North Korea. Mr. Koizumi says he does not believe the communist state really wants to end talks with Japan.
  • Senior Officials of Party and State Visit KPA's Post under Pine Trees KCNA 03 Jan 2005 -- Senior officials of the Party and the state and chairpersons of the friendly parties and Cabinet members and senior officials of the Party and working people's organizations visited the post of the Korean People's Army (KPA) under pine trees Saturday on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the start of the Songun policy by leader Kim Jong Il.
  • Pak Pong Ju Visits Lodging Quarters for Technical Delegation of China KCNA 03 Jan 2005 -- Premier of the DPRK Cabinet Pak Pong Ju visited the lodging quarters of the technical delegation of China taking part in the construction of the Taean Friendship Glass Factory on Jan. 1 on the occasion of the New Year Juche 94 (2005).
  • RS. Calls for Implementing This Year's Tasks under Uplifted Banner of Songun KCNA 03 Jan 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Sunday editorially calls on all the party members and servicepersons of the Korean People's Army and people to enshrine the pride and honor of being the first generation who uphold the Songun politics of leader Kim Jong Il, peerless statesman who pursues Songun politics, and continue making a long journey of the revolution under the great Songun banner.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Dec. 27, 2004 - Jan. 2, 2005
  • Joint New Year Editorial KCNA 02 Jan 2005 -- The papers in Pyongyang on January 1 carried a joint editorial "Let the Whole Party and Army and All the People Unite as One in Mind and More Strikingly Demonstrate the Might of Songun!" released by Rodong Sinmun, Josoninmingun and Chongnyonjonwi on the occasion of the New Year Juche 94 (2005).
  • Homage to Kim Il Sung KCNA 02 Jan 2005 -- Senior officials of the Party, state and army, men and officers of the Korean People's Army and people of all social standings today visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace to pay homage to President Kim Il Sung on the occasion of the hopeful New Year Juche 94 (2005).
  • Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Japan's Anti-DPRK Campaign KCNA 01 Jan 2005 -- The Japanese government recently announced "results of thorough probe" into the information and material evidence concerning the dead abductees handed over to it by the DPRK and clarified "its stand and demand concerning the issue."
  • National Meeting Marks Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Start of Songun Policy KCNA 01 Jan 2005 -- A national meeting took place at the April 25 House of Culture Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the start of the unique Songun policy by leader Kim Jong Il.
  • Over 180 Cases of Aerial Espionage Committed by U.S. KCNA 01 Jan 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists committed at least 180 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in December, according to a military source.



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