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April 2005 North Korea Special Weapons News



  • Rodong Sinmun on Mental Pillar of Korean Army and People KCNA 30 Apr 2005 -- It is the inexorable law governing human life in the society of the DPRK to follow leader Kim Jong Il as any seed spreads branches and blooms towards the sun anywhere, says Rodong Sinmun Friday in a signed article.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Inheriting Spirit of Korean Nation KCNA 30 Apr 2005 -- It is of weighty importance in the struggle for terminating the humiliating history of subordination and realizing the independent reunification to preserve the spirit of the Korean nation, source of its life and might, Rodong Sinmun today says in a by-lined article.
  • Book on Kim Il Sung's Revolutionary History Off Press CNA 30 Apr 2005 -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House has recently brought out "Revolutionary History of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung", a book consummating the brilliant revolutionary life of the peerlessly great man.
  • Pakistan denies giving North Korea's N-secrets to Japan IRNA 29 Apr 2005 -- Pakistan strongly denied on Friday giving information about North Korea's nuclear program to Pyongyang's rival Tokyo.
  • Bush Pleased With Progress in Iraq, Explains N. Korea Steps AFPS 29 Apr 2005 -- President Bush said the Iraqi people are making good progress in creating a democracy in the nation and said that as the democracy takes root, more people will see the benefits.
  • North Korean Defectors Condemn Rights Abuses VOA 29 Apr 2005 -- North Korean defectors are seeking U.S. help to end human rights abuses in the nation and oppose the Communist regime.
  • Observance of Principles in Information Activities Urged KCNA 29 Apr 2005 -- Now information, divorced from its original mission, is used as a means of ideological and cultural infiltration into other countries and, worse still, as a means of infringement upon sovereignty and interests and some countries do not hesitate to employ latest information technology in their espionage for military invasion of other countries, abusing their "technical advantage" and "monopolistic position" in the field of information.
  • U.S. Envoy Expresses "Sense of Urgency" about Pyongyang Nuclear Crisis VOA 29 Apr 2005 -- A senior U.S. envoy has wrapped up a diplomatic mission to Asia saying a sense of urgency is growing about the North Korean nuclear crisis. The comments come a day after President Bush urged international consensus in dealing with what he called North Korea's "dangerous" leader.
  • Rice: North Korea Well Aware of U.S., Allied Deterrent Power in Region VOA 28 Apr 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Thursday she is sure North Korean leaders are not confused about U.S. and South Korean military deterrent power in the region. She spoke in Santiago, Chile, in response to comments by a senior U.S. military analyst that North Korea may be capable of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles.
  • NPT/NORTH KOREA VOA 28 Apr 2005 -- Delegates from more than 180 countries (will be) are gathering in New York to take part in the Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference (to be held from May 2nd to 27th).
  • NORTH KOREA / HUMAN RIGHTS VOA 28 Apr 2005 -- The U.S. special envoy to multiparty talks with North Korea on its suspected nuclear weapons program says Washington is also pressing Pyongyang on violations of human rights in the country.
  • HILL/JAPAN/N.KOREA VOA 28 Apr 2005 -- The top U.S. envoy to the North Korea nuclear disarmament talks says diplomacy remains the best option to resolve the dispute. Christopher Hill met with Japanese officials Thursday on the final stop of Washington's latest diplomatic push to revive stalled negotiations to end North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
  • Plans for Cooperation between DPRK and China Signed KCNA 28 Apr 2005 -- A plan for cooperation in the field of standardization, measuring and quality control for 2005-2006 and a plan for cooperation in the field of quality certification for 2005-2006 were signed
  • Rice's Reckless Remarks Ridiculed KCNA 28 Apr 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Rice, while justifying the Iraqi war started by the U.S. recently, blustered that though the information about north Korea's nuclear program is insufficient, the whole world should strongly react to it. These reckless remarks come under fire by a signed commentary of Rodong Sinmun Wednesday.
  • War Blare of U.S. 7th Fleet Commander under Fire KCNA 28 Apr 2005 -- The commander of the U.S. 7th Fleet shortly ago let loose a blast for invasion of the DPRK, palavering that "in case of emergency and a serious matter in social stability" the combat force of his fleet would be hurled into the DPRK to "restore the order".
  • U.S. Double-dealing Tactics under Fire KCNA 28 Apr 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists are resorting to sinister and crafty acts, pursuing a carrot-and-stick policy in their aggression on and pillage in other countries.
  • U.S. Escalated Moves for War against DPRK Assailed KCNA 28 Apr 2005 -- Ultra-modern war hardware is being more massively deployed on the Korean Peninsula than before the six-party talks aimed at denuclearization and stability were under way and, consequently, the situation on the peninsula is inching closer to the brink of war due to the U.S. reckless war moves, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed article.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Large Combined Unit KCNA 28 Apr 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 the command of a KPA large combined unit in the eastern sector of the front.
  • Kim Jong Il Appreciates Performance Given by State Merited Chorus of KPA KCNA 27 Apr 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, appreciated together with servicepersons of the three services of the KPA a performance given by the State Merited Chorus of the KPA on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the heroic KPA.
  • Performances on KPA Birthday KCNA 27 Apr 2005 -- Art performances were given in Pyongyang and local cities Monday in celebration of the 73rd anniversary of the Korean People's Army.
  • U.S. Branded as Kingpin of Terrorism KCNA 27 Apr 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun today in a signed commentary accuses the United States of having harbored, trained, directed and protected Cuban-born terrorists for over 40 years.
  • Army Full of Spirit of Guarding Leader KCNA 27 Apr 2005 -- "Let us defend the headquarters of the revolution headed by the great Comrade Kim Jong Il with our lives!" is a slogan reflecting all the Korean servicemen's unswerving oath.
  • U.S. Accused of War Plan against DPRK KCNA 27 Apr 2005 -- U.S. and south Korean warhawks have recently worked out "OPLAN 5029-05", a new war scenario against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • DPRK Delegation Returns Home KCNA 27 Apr 2005 -- The delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea headed by Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, returned home today after having participated in the Asia-Africa Summit and commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Bandung Conference held in Indonesia.
  • Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry Assails Rice's Reckless Remarks KCNA 26 Apr 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry answered a question put by KCNA Monday as regards the fact that the United States threatened the DPRK again over the nuclear issue.
  • Meetings Held to Celebrate KPA Founding Anniversary KCNA 26 Apr 2005 -- Meetings celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the heroic Korean People's Army were held at the KPA units of the three services.
  • Papers Observe KPA Founding Anniversary KCNA 26 Apr 2005 -- Papers here Monday dedicate editorials to the 73rd birthday of the heroic Korean People's Army.
  • Floral Baskets Laid before Statues of Kim Il Sung KCNA 26 Apr 2005 -- Floral baskets were laid before the statues of President Kim Il Sung by servicepersons of the Korean People's Army and the people from all walks of life on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the heroic KPA.
  • Floral Baskets Laid before Monument to Victorious Fatherland Liberation Wa KCNA 26 Apr 2005 -- Floral baskets was laid before the Monument to Victorious Fatherland Liberation War on Monday on the occasion of the 73rd birthday of the heroic Korean People's Army.
  • Bird Flu Outbreak in North Korea Contained, United Nations Says Washington File 26 Apr 2005 -- The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reports successful containment of an outbreak of a bird flu virus in North Korean poultry.
  • Rice: US Has Not Lost Patience With Six-Party Talks VOA News 26 Apr 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the United States remains committed to the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program.
  • Prospects for Resumption of North Korea Nuclear Talks Remain Uncertain VOA News 26 Apr 2005 -- U.S. and Chinese officials say prospects for the resumption of multi-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programs remain uncertain. Special U.S. Envoy Christopher Hill met with Chinese officials in Beijing.
  • US Debates Plan to Quarantine North Korea VOA News 25 Apr 2005 -- A news report says the Bush administration may seek a U.N. resolution allowing countries to intercept shipments to or from North Korea if they are believed to contain nuclear materials or components.
  • US Envoy: N. Korean Stalling on Nuclear Talks 'Not Acceptable' VOA News 25 Apr 2005 -- U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, Washington's delegate to the North Korean nuclear talks, had blunt words for Pyongyang on Monday.
  • S. Korean Army Fires Gun at North Side's Post KCNA 25 Apr 2005 -- The south Korean army fired a gun at the nnorth side's post in the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) on Saturday, according to military sources.
  • 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.
  • Concert Marks Army Day KCNA 25 Apr 2005 -- A concert of revolutionary songs titled "We will carry to completion the revolutionary cause of Juche that started on Mt. Paektu through generations, loudly singing revolutionary songs" was given by the artistes of the Central Youth Art Squad at the Central Youth Hall Saturday to mark the 73rd anniversary of the Korean People's Army.
  • U.S. Urged to Mind Its Own Business KCNA 25 Apr 2005 -- A U.S. delegate, addressing a recent meeting of the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, again pulled up the DPRK and other anti-imperialist independent countries over the human rights issue.
  • National Meeting Marks Army Day KCNA 25 Apr 2005 -- A national meeting was held at the April 25 House of Culture Sunday to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the heroic Korean People's Army (KPA), the revolutionary armed forces of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Chinese President Hu Jintao KCNA 25 Apr 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, who was attending the Asia-Africa Summit, met with Hu Jintao, president of the People's Republic of China, on April 22.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Foreign Heads of State and Government KCNA 25 Apr 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, who was attending the Asia-Africa Summit, separately met and had conversations with the Nepalese king, the Cambodian prime minister, the Mongolian president, the Vietnamese president, the sultan of Brunei Darussalam, the sultan of the Sultanate of Oman, the Zimbabwean president, the Malaysian prime minister, the Thai prime minister and the Algerian president on April 22.
  • Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il Inspects Sub-unit of KPA Unit KCNA 25 Apr 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 sub-unit of KPA Unit 4313.
  • Japan's Moves for Militarist Aggression under Fire KCNA 25 Apr 2005 -- Japan's evermore undisguised moves for militarist aggression has come under fire by a signed article of Rodong Sinmun Saturday.
  • S. Korean Authorities Urged to Stop Reckless Military Moves KCNA 25 Apr 2005 -- The south Korean authorities are massively introducing latest war hardware from the United States and committing themselves to perform even the duty to be fulfilled by the U.S. forces in south Korea in case of a war against the north under the signboard of "self-reliant defence" and "sharing of role."
  • Kim Yong Nam Clarifies DPRK Stand at Asia-Africa Summit KCNA 25 Apr 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, who is leading the DPRK delegation, made a speech at the Asia-Africa Summit in Indonesia on April 22.
  • S. Korean Army Fires Gun at North Side's Post KCNA 25 Apr 2005 -- The south Korean army fired a gun at the nnorth side's post in the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) on Saturday, according to military sources.
  • North Korea Vows to Bolster Nuclear Deterrent VOA News 24 Apr 2005 -- North Korea's military chief has vowed to steadily bolster the Stalinist nation's nuclear deterrent to counter hostile moves by the United States.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Apr. 18 - Apr. 24, 2005
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Company KCNA 23 Apr 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 reconnoitering company of KPA Unit 720.
  • Film Show for Military Attaches Corps KCNA 23 Apr 2005 -- The Ministry of the People's Armed Forces arranged a film show on Thursday on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of the heroic Korean People's Army.
  • KPA, Champion of Peace KCNA 23 Apr 2005 -- The Korean People's Army is celebrating its 73rd birthday on April 25.
  • 7th Kimilsungia Festival Closes KCNA 23 Apr 2005 -- The 7th Kimilsungia Festival which opened on April 13 closed Friday.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 23 Apr 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 2183.
  • KPA Praised for Helping People KCNA 22 Apr 2005 -- It is the traditional traits of the Korean People's Army to take good care of the people and sincerely help them, Rodong Sinmun today says in a signed article.
  • RS Calls for Fully Demonstrating Might of Army-People Unity KCNA 22 Apr 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun today carries an editorial calling for giving full play to the might of the army-people unity in the general march for the Songun revolution this year.
  • Musan-Nanping Border Bridge Completed KCNA 22 Apr 2005 -- The Musan-Nanping Bridge that links Musan County, North Hamgyong Province of Korea, to Helong City, Jilin Province of China, has been completed.
  • True Colors of U.S. as Arch Nuclear Criminal Disclosed KCNA 22 Apr 2005 -- Sinmun Thursday carries a lengthy signed article laying bare the true colors of the U.S. imperialist aggressors as the arch nuclear criminal in the world.
  • U.S. "OPLAN 5029-05" Assailed KCNA 22 Apr 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists' attempt to start a war of aggression against the DPRK is becoming extremely dangerous in all aspects. A proof of this is that they have recently worked out "OPLAN 5029-05," a more concrete version of their war scenario to invade the DPRK.
  • Juche-based Idea on Public Health Proves Successful KCNA 22 Apr 2005 -- Twenty years have elapsed since leader Kim Jong Il sent his letter "On the Further Improvement of the Health Service" to the participants in the national conference of medical workers on April 21, Juche 74 (1985). In his historic letter, he gives answers to questions of principle arising in the health service of the country in a comprehensive way.
  • U.S. War Plan Slammed KCNA 21 Apr 2005 -- The United States and the south Korean bellicose forces recently drew up the "OPLAN 5029-05".
  • Flower Festival Visited by 100,000 People Every Day KCNA 21 Apr 2005 -- The 7th Kimilsungia Festival is going on successfully after its opening on April 13 to commemorate the Day of the Sun, the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
  • Enlarged Plenary Meeting of Cabinet Held KCNA 21 Apr 2005 -- An enlarged plenary meeting of the DPRK Cabinet was held.
  • "Resolution" of Meeting of UN Commission on Human Rights Rejected KCNA 21 Apr 2005 -- A "resolution" malignantly slandering the DPRK was adopted at the 61st meeting of the UN Commission on Human Rights held in Geneva recently.
  • Power Station Completed KCNA 20 Apr 2005 -- A ceremony for the completion of the Kumjingang Hungbong Youth Power Station in Hamju County, South Hamgyong Province, was held on April 18.
  • DPRK Delegation Leaves for Asia-Africa Summit KCNA 20 Apr 2005 -- A delegation of the DPRK led by Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, left here today to attend the Asian-African summit scheduled in Indonesia and the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Bandung Conference.
  • Flower Festival Full of Reverence for Kim Il Sung KCNA 20 Apr 2005 -- The 7th Kimilsungia Festival, which opened to commemorate the Day of the Sun, the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung, 40 years after the flower was bred, is going on successfully.
  • Paekma-Cholsan Waterway Comes into Shape KCNA 20 Apr 2005 -- The construction of the Paekma-Cholsan waterway is progressing apace in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Historic April Joint Conference KCNA 20 Apr 2005 -- The Korean people are looking back on the great example President Kim Il Sung set in the efforts for achieving the great unity of the whole nation in April 57 years ago.
  • Delegation of KPA Political Officers Leaves for China KCNA 20 Apr 2005 -- A delegation of political officers of the Korean People's Army headed by General Pak Jae Gyong left here Tuesday to visit China.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Company KCNA 20 Apr 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 2040.
  • North Korea Rejects UN Resolution on Human Rights Record VOA News 20 Apr 2005 -- North Korea has rejected a recent United Nations resolution that criticized Pyongyang's human rights record.
  • U.S. Dangerous Moves for Preemptive Attack Flailed KCNA 19 Apr 2005 -- The reorganization and redeployment of the U.S. troops around the Korean Peninsula now under way under the pretext of the "threat" from the DPRK are nothing but the forward-deployment of attack forces according to a new war scenario to invade the DPRK, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed commentary.
  • Great National Unity Called for KCNA 19 Apr 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday dedicates a signed article to the 7th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "Let Us Reunify the Country Independently and Peacefully through the Great Unity of the Entire Nation".
  • April Spring Friendship Art Festival Closes KCNA 19 Apr 2005 -- The 23rd April Spring Friendship Art Festival which opened in Pyongyang on April 10 closed at the April 25 House of Culture Monday.
  • US Says Nuclear Reprocessing Won't Solve North Korea's Problems> VOA News 18 Apr 2005 -- The United States said Monday reprocessing reactor fuel will do nothing to solve North Korea's daunting problems, and that Pyongyang should return to Chinese-sponsored disarmament talks.
  • North Korean Reactor Shutdown Raises Plutonium Alarm VOA News 18 Apr 2005 -- North Korea apparently has shut down its main nuclear reactor, in a possible prelude to reprocessing spent fuel rods into weapons material.
  • NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR VOA 18 Apr 2005 -- North Korea apparently has shut down its main nuclear reactor, in a possible prelude to reprocessing spent fuel rods into weapons material.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Joint Performance Given by Russian Art Troupes KCNA 18 Apr 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, Saturday appreciated a joint performance given by a music troupe of the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, the Russian Sveshnikov State Academic Chorus, the Russian Kazakh Dance Company and the Russian tap dance group participating in the 23rd April Spring Friendship Art Festival.
  • U.S. Plan to Supply New Type Shells to Its Forces in S. Korea under Fire KCNA 18 Apr 2005 -- The U.S. decision to provide M1-A1 Abrams prototype tanks of the second division of its forces in south Korea with buckshot-type shells it developed anew is fraught with great danger, says Rodong Sinmun Sunday in a signed commentary.
  • U.S. Fabrication of Sheer Lie Related to DPRK's Nuclear Program Uncovered KCNA 18 Apr 2005 -- A recent issue of the U.S. newspaper Washington Post disclosed a shocking fact that in a bid to escalate pressure on Pyongyang the U.S. government offered to south Korea, Japan and other countries a fraud information that north Korea exported raw substances for nuclear weapons to Libya.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Heads of Foreign Delegations KCNA 18 Apr 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Friday met and had friendly talks with heads of delegations of Juche Idea study organizations from different countries
  • Reception Given at DPRK Embassy in Beijing KCNA 18 Apr 2005 -- A reception was given at the DPRK embassy in Beijing on April 13 on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • Reception Given to Commemorate Day of Sun KCNA 18 Apr 2005 -- A reception was given at the DPRK embassy in Moscow on April 13 on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Apr. 11 - Apr. 17, 2005
  • Commemorations of Day of Sun Held KCNA 16 Apr 2005 -- A dancing party of young vanguard of the Ministry of People's Security took place on April 14 on the threshold of the Day of the Sun.
  • Message to Kim Jong Il from Putin KCNA 16 Apr 2005 -- Leader Kim Jong Il on Friday received a message from V. Putin, president of the Russian Federation, on the occasion of the 93rd birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
  • Floral Basket before Statue of Kim Il Sung KCNA 16 Apr 2005 -- Officials in charge of cultural and friendly relations of foreign embassies here Thursday laid a floral basket before the statue of President Kim Il Sung on Mansu Hill on the occasion of the Day of the Sun
  • National Scientific Seminar on Kimilsungia Held KCNA 16 Apr 2005 -- The National Scientific Seminar on Kimilsungia was held at the Grand People's Study House on Thursday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Kimilsungia, the flower of the sun.
  • DPRK Government Hosts Reception KCNA 16 Apr 2005 -- The DPRK government hosted a reception in honor of delegations of Juche idea study organizations from different countries Thursday evening on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • Megawati Soekarnoputri Concludes DPRK Visit KCNA 16 Apr 2005 -- Former Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri, chairwoman of the Central Directive Council of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, and her party left for home today after the four-day visit to the DPRK.
  • Russian and Overseas Korean Delegations Here KCNA 16 Apr 2005 -- A delegation of the International United Confederation of Koreans headed by Jong Yong Nam arrived here Thursday to commemorate the Day of the Sun.
  • Papers on Kim Il Sung's Revolutionary Life and Feats KCNA 16 Apr 2005 -- Today is a historic day when the Korean people and the progressives acclaimed the eternal sun of Juche.
  • Floral Baskets Laid KCNA 16 Apr 2005 -- Floral baskets were laid before the statues of President Kim Il Sung across the country on the Day of the Sun.
  • Homage to Kim Il Sung Paid KCNA 16 Apr 2005 -- Senior party, state and army officials, servicepersons and people of different strata visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace on Friday to pay homage to President Kim Il Sung on the Day of the Sun.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Performance of Chinese Hangzhou Song and Dance Ensemble KCNA 16 Apr 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, Thursday enjoyed a performance given by the Chinese Hangzhou Song and Dance Ensemble attending the 23rd April Spring Friendship Art Festival.
  • Presentation of Greatness of Kim Il Sung Held KCNA 15 Apr 2005 -- A presentation of the greatness of President Kim Il Sung was held at the April 25 House of Culture in Pyongyang on Wednesday on the occasion of the Day of the Sun under the sponsorship of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces.
  • Reception Given on Occasion of Anniversary of Kimilsungia KCNA 15 Apr 2005 -- A reception was given at the People's Palace of Culture Wednesday on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Kimilsungia, the flower representing the sun.
  • Commemorations of Day of Sun Held KCNA 15 Apr 2005 -- A gathering for "Song of the Sun" of agricultural workers was held at the plaza of the Mangyongdae Revolutionary Museum on Wednesday to commemorate the 93rd birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
  • Photo Exhibition and Film Show Held KCNA 15 Apr 2005 -- A photo exhibition opened and a film show were held Wednesday at the People's Palace of Culture on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the historical visit to Indonesia by leader Kim Jong Il with President Kim Il Sung.
  • U.S. Scheme to Inveigle Multinational Troops into Korean War Blasted KCNA 15 Apr 2005 -- The current U.S. scheme to increase the role of the "UN Forces Command" in south Korea comes under fire in Pyongyang papers Thursday.
  • Kim Jong Il Authors New Famous Work KCNA 15 Apr 2005 -- Leader Kim Jong Il authored famous work "Kimilsungia Is an Immortal Flower Blooming in the Hearts of Humankind in the Era of Independence" on April 6, Juche 94 (2005).
  • KPA Commanding Officers Promoted KCNA 15 Apr 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il issued his order No. 00172 on promoting the military ranks of KPA commanding officers on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • National Meeting Held to Commemorate Birth Anniv. of Kim Il Sung KCNA 15 Apr 2005 -- A national meeting took place at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on Thursday to commemorate the 93rd birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
  • Stream of People Visit Mangyongdae KCNA 15 Apr 2005 -- In April an increasing number of people have visited Mangyongdae, the birth place of President Kim Il Sung, with deep reverence for him. According to O Yong Suk, a section chief of the Mangyongdae Revolutionary Museum, over 30,000 people visit Mangyongdae on a daily average with the approach of the Day of the Sun, his birthday (April 15).
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Megawati KCNA 15 Apr 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly talk with former Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri
  • Oath-taking Meetings Held KCNA 14 Apr 2005 -- Young vanguard met in front of the statue of President Kim Il Sung on Mansu Hill Tuesday to vow to uphold the Songun revolutionary leadership of Kim Jong Il with loyalty, true to the behests of the President.
  • Solemn Ceremony of Servicepersons of KPA Held KCNA 14 Apr 2005 -- A solemn ceremony of servicepersons of the three services of the Korean People's Army was held at the plaza of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace on Tuesday to pay high tribute to President Kim Il Sung and vow loyalty to Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • U.S. and Japan Should Be Excluded from Discussion on Issue of Regional Security KCNA 14 Apr 2005 -- Those countries interested in the issue of security in Northeast Asia and linked to the continent should meet to discuss the issue of security and strive hard to exclude the U.S. and Japan from the discussion.
  • 7th Kimilsungia Festival Opens KCNA 14 Apr 2005 -- The 7th Kimilsungia Festival opened here with splendor. This festival of the flower representing the sun reflects the boundless reverence for the peerlessly great man. It is an annual event organized in Pyongyang on the Day of the Sun, the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
  • Great Contribution to Cause of Independence KCNA 14 Apr 2005 -- President Kim Il Sung is praised in the world for his great contribution to the cause of humankind's independence with the approach of his birth anniversary, the Day of the Sun (April 15)-.
  • Workers Vow to Remain Loyal to Kim Jong Il KCNA 13 Apr 2005 -- Workers and trade union members met in front of the statue of President Kim Il Sung on Mansu Hill Monday to vow to hold the President in high esteem for all ages and remain loyal to the Songun revolutionary leadership of Kim Jong Il.
  • National Meeting Marks Anniversary of Kimilsungia KCNA 13 Apr 2005 -- A national meeting was held at the People's Palace of Culture here on April 12 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the appearance of Kimilsungia, the flower representing the sun.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets with Members of Chinese Technical Group KCNA 13 Apr 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, Tuesday visited the construction site of the Taean Friendship Glass Factory now rising as a symbol of the Korea-China friendship and encouraged the members of the Chinese technical group in their labour drive.
  • Kimilsungia Reflecting Reverence for Great Man KCNA 13 Apr 2005 -- Forty years have passed since Kimilsungia belonging to the orchid family was bred by a biologist of Indonesia.
  • Pyongyang in Festive Attire KCNA 13 Apr 2005 -- Pyongyang is being decorated in a festive attire with the Day of the Sun (April 15), the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung, drawing near.
  • Third Session of 11th SPA of DPRK Held KCNA 12 Apr 2005 -- The Third Session of the 11th Supreme People's Assembly of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on April 11.
  • Report on State Budget Delivered at DPRK SPA Session KCNA 12 Apr 2005 -- The 3rd Session of the 11th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall here today.
  • Premier on Last Year's Work of DPRK Cabinet and Its Tasks for This Year KCNA 12 Apr 2005 -- Deputy Pak Pong Ju, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, delivered a report on the first agenda item "On the Review of the Work of the DPRK Cabinet in Juche 93 (2004) and Its Tasks for Juche 94 (2005)" at the Third Session of the 11th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall here Monday.
  • Gift to Kim Jong Il from Chinese Delegation KCNA 12 Apr 2005 -- Leader Kim Jong Il received a gift from the Chinese government cultural delegation participating in the 23rd April Spring Friendship Art Festival.
  • Yang Hyong Sop Meets Chinese Delegation KCNA 12 Apr 2005 -- Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, on April 10 had friendly talks with the Chinese government cultural delegation led by Shan Jixiang, director of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, on a visit to the DPRK to participate in the 23rd April Spring Friendship Art Festival.
  • 23rd April Spring Friendship Art Festival Opens KCNA 12 Apr 2005 -- The 23rd April Spring Friendship Art Festival opened with splendor at the April 25 House of Culture here on Sunday on the threshold of the significant Day of the Sun.
  • Reception Given for Participants in Art Festival KCNA 12 Apr 2005 -- The organizing committee of the 23rd April Spring Friendship Art Festival hosted a reception for the participants in the festival at Yanggakdo International Hotel on Sunday evening.
  • US / KOREA NUCLEAR VOA 11 Apr 2005 -- The State Department said Monday that no one, including the United States, questions North Korea's sovereignty. The comment followed a news account that Pyongyang is demanding a U.S. pledge to respect its sovereignty before it will again discuss the future of its nuclear weapons program.
  • Kim Jong Il Appreciates Light Comedy "We" KCNA 11 Apr 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, together with KPA servicepersons appreciated the light comedy "We" staged by artistes of the April 25 Film Studio of the KPA.
  • Kimilsungia Exhibition of Ministry of People's Security Opens KCNA 11 Apr 2005 -- The Kimilsungia exhibition of the Ministry of People's Security opened on the occasion of the Day of the Sun, President Kim Il Sung's birth anniversary.
  • SPA Delegation Back Home KCNA 11 Apr 2005 -- A delegation of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly headed by Chairman Choe Thae Bok returned home Saturday after visiting Laos and participating in the 112th general meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union held in Philippines.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Apr. 4 - Apr. 10, 2005
  • 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.
  • Preventive Work against Bird Flu KCNA 09 Apr 2005 -- Efforts to prevent bird flu are going on in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • World Health Day Observed in DPRK KCNA 09 Apr 2005 -- A meeting for discussing issues related to the health of mothers and children was held at the People's Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on April 7, the World Health Day.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Command of KPA Combined Unit KCNA 09 Apr 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 KPA combined unit 837.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets American KCNA 08 Apr 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, had a talk with Selig Harrison, senior fellow of the U.S. "Woodrow Wilson Center"
  • Workers and Unionists Meet KCNA 08 Apr 2005 -- A meeting of workers and members of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea was held at the plaza of the Monument to Party Founding on Wednesday to celebrate the 12th anniversary of the election of leader Kim Jong Il as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission (NDC).
  • Vol.66 of Book "Among the People" Sees Light KCNA 08 Apr 2005 -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House published Vol. 66 of the book "Among the People", a collection of reminiscences.
  • U.S. Anti-Terrorism War Flayed KCNA 08 Apr 2005 -- The "anti-terrorism war" launched by the United States is nothing but a vicious doctrine for aggression as it is aimed at spreading American-style "democracy" worldwide by force to build a U.S.-led order for world domination and it is also a product of its unilateralism and high-handed military policy.
  • DPRK Delegation of State Bureau of Quality Control Leaves KCNA 08 Apr 2005 -- A delegation of the State Bureau of Quality Control of the DPRK led by Deputy Director Pak Song Guk left here Thursday by air to visit Russia and China.
  • Subcommittees of North Preparatory Committee Formed KCNA 08 Apr 2005 -- Subcommittees were formed at the second plenary meeting of the North Preparatory Committee for joint functions of Koreans in the north and the south and overseas to implement the June 15 joint declaration held in Pyongyang Thursday.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Performance Given by Russian Presidential Orchestra KCNA 08 Apr 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, Thursday enjoyed a performance given by the Russian Presidential Orchestra on a visit to Korea.
  • Posters for Flower Festival Published KCNA 07 Apr 2005 -- Posters for the 7th Kimilsungia Festival have been produced. Printed on upper part of the posters are letters reading "Commemoration of the Day of the Sun" and on their lower part letters "The 7th Kimilsungia Festival" and the period of the festival and its venue.
  • National Art Exhibition Opens KCNA 07 Apr 2005 -- A national art exhibition to commemorate the Day of the Sun opened with due ceremony at the People's Palace of Culture Tuesday.
  • U.S. Unilateralism under Fire KCNA 07 Apr 2005 -- Some days ago, the U.S. Department of Defense announced an "annual national defence strategy," guidelines for implementing its national security strategy and groundwork for national defence review process which it seeks to complete by the beginning of the next year.
  • DPRK Ready to Foil Any U.S. Attack KCNA 07 Apr 2005 -- It was recently made public with photos by south Korean civil organizations that Los Angeles, an attack nuclear-propelled submarine of the U.S. forces, entered a naval base in Jinhae, south Korea, timed to coincide with the large-scale joint military exercises there.
  • Reorganization of U.S. Forces in S. Korea Lambasted KCNA 07 Apr 2005 -- Some days ago, the U.S. newspaper Stars and Stripes reported about the "interview" with the commander of the Second Division of the U.S. forces in south Korea.
  • Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Work Observed KCNA 07 Apr 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Wednesday dedicates a signed article to the 12th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's famous work "10-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country".
  • President Kim Il Sung's Exploits for National Reunification KCNA 07 Apr 2005 -- Twelve years has passed since President Kim Il Sung published the work "10-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country" on April 6, Juche 82 (1993).
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 07 Apr 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 Guard Unit 487 honored with the title of the O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment.
  • U.S. Report on Human Rights and Democracy under Fire KCNA 06 Apr 2005 -- Some days ago, the U.S. State Department slandered the DPRK again in its "2004-2005 report on U.S. efforts for human rights and democracy."
  • "Complete Collection of Kim Il Sung's Works" Published KCNA 06 Apr 2005 -- A "Complete Collection of Kim Il Sung's Works" Vol.58 was published by the Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House.
  • DPRK Delegation Returns Home KCNA 06 Apr 2005 -- The DPRK delegation headed by Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, returned home today after visiting African countries.
  • Kang Sok Ju Visits China KCNA 06 Apr 2005 -- Kang Sok Ju, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, paid a working-level visit to the People's Republic of China from April 2 to 5 at the invitation of Dai Bingguo, executive vice-minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • U.S. Sinister Plot against DPRK Flailed KCNA 05 Apr 2005 -- Some days ago a senior researcher of the U.S. Congressional Research Service in a report on the relations between the U.S. and south Korea told sheer lies that north Korea began massively purchasing equipment related to highly enriched uranium after funds were provided to it by Hyundai in 1999 and those funds are instrumental in purchasing parts of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and materials for their production.
  • Japan's Anti-DPRK Campaign over "Nuclear Issue" under Fire KCNA 05 Apr 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed commentary denounces Japanese Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura and spokesman of the ministry Saiki for recently crying out for the DPRK's return to the six-party talks and its "nuclear issue".
  • Maintenance of National Independence Called for KCNA 05 Apr 2005 -- The Korean nation is responsible for its own destiny, which should be shaped out by itself in any case.
  • NOKOR BIRD FLU VOA 05 Apr 2005 -- A Food and Agriculture Organization expert says the bird flu found in North Korea is not the same virus that has killed dozens of people in Asia. However, he says more work must be done to determine how contagious the North Korean virus is, and how it reached the country in the first place.
  • Colorful Events Held KCNA 04 Mar 2005 -- Colorful functions were held in many countries on the occasion of the Day of the Sun and the 12th anniversary of the election of leader Kim Jong Il as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.
  • U.S. Moves to Deploy New Type Missiles in South Korea Assailed KCNA 04 Mar 2005 -- The U.S. moves to deploy new type missiles in south Korea are part of its criminal preparations for a nuclear war to stifle the DPRK by force of arms and extremely dangerous military provocative acts to escalate the tensions on the Korean Peninsula and lead the situation to the brink of war.
  • War Drills against DPRK Assailed KCNA 04 Mar 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Saturday in a signed article says that the essence of the U.S. Korea policy is the policy of aggression from A to Z to keep extreme hostility toward the DPRK and stifle it.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Mar. 28 - Apr. 3, 2005
  • Struggling with Physical Strength to Protect Human Rights Called for KCNA 02 Apr 2005 -- A DPRK delegate, participating in the discussion on item 9 "Human rights performance in all countries of the world" at the 61st meeting of the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva on March 23, accused the EU of its dastardly act of seeking only its selfish political purpose, backing the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
  • Efforts to Glorify Kim Il Sung's Feats Called for KCNA 02 Apr 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun today editorially calls upon the people to do their utmost to add luster to the exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung in building a rich and powerful country.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Frustrating U.S. Carrot and Stick Policy KCNA 02 Apr 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists have become more sinister and crafty in their carrot and stick policy towards the DPRK and other countries.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Friendship Delegation of CPC KCNA 02 Apr 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, met and had a friendly talk with the friendship delegation of the Communist Party of China headed by Ma Wen, deputy secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the CPC, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
  • NOKOR/NEGOTIATING STRATEGY VOA 02 Apr 2005 -- North Korea says there is no longer any place for Japan in multi-national talks aimed at ending the North's nuclear weapons programs. The comment is the latest in a series of demands and justifications Pyongyang has cited for refusing to return to the bargaining table.
  • SPA Session to Be Convened KCNA 01 Apr 2005 -- The Third Session of the 11th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK which was postponed in accordance with a proposal of deputies on all the fronts of socialist construction will be convened on April 11, according to the March 31 decision of the SPA Presidium.
  • Festival Posters Released KCNA 01 Apr 2005 -- The organizing committee of the 23rd April Spring Friendship Art Festival released posters on the festival to be held in Pyongyang in the run-up to the Day of the Sun, an auspicious holiday common to mankind.
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 01 Apr 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun today dedicates a signed article to the 23rd anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "On the Juche Idea".
  • Three Forms of National Cooperation Called for KCNA 01 Apr 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Thursday dedicates a signed article to the 40th anniversary of the struggle waged by students and people from all walks of life in south Korea against the signing of the traitorous south Korea-Japan "agreement".
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets German Delegation KCNA 01 Apr 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly talk with the delegation of the German-Korean Parliamentary Group headed by Hartmut Koschyk, member of the Bundestag (Federal Assembly) of Germany and chairman of the group, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on March 31.
  • 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.
  • US / NOKOR TALKS VOA 01 Apr 2005 -- The chief U.S. delegate to multilateral talks on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons capability has sharply criticized Pyongyang's demand for broader arms reduction talks. As VOA's Kurt Achin reports from Seoul, North Korea also wants a formal apology for what it considers an insult by the United States.



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