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May 2005 North Korea Special Weapons News



  • President's Press Conference [Excerpt] The White House 31 May 2005
  • South Korea Says North's Economy Is Growing, But Analysts Say Serious Problems Remain VOA 31 May 2005 -- South Korea's central bank says North Korea's economy grew for a sixth consecutive year in 2004. However, the North is still struggling with serious food shortages and income inequalities as it tries to implement economic reforms.
  • Agreement on Cooperation between DPRK and China Signed KCNA 31 May 2005 -- An agreement on the 44th meeting of the DPRK-China Border River Transport Cooperation Committee was signed here Sunday.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Idea of "By Our Nation Itself" KCNA 31 May 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday in an article says the idea of "By our nation itself" laid down in the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration is a bright beacon lighting the path of independently shaping the destiny of the nation and the banner of victory.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 31 May 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 3407.
  • U.S. to Deploy More Fighter Bombers in S. Korea KCNA 30 May 2005 -- The U.S. air force announced that it would deploy 15 F-117 Stealth fighter bombers and 250 relevant technical personnel in south Korea late in May, according to the south Korean KBS and MBC.
  • U.S. Reckless Plan for New Nuclear War Commanding System under Fire KCNA 30 May 2005 -- It was disclosed by a document of the U.S. forces on May 1 that Washington laid down a policy of allowing the commanders of the U.S. combined forces in different parts of the world including the Pacific forces to which the U.S. troops in Japan belong to request the president to permit the use of tactical nuclear weapons in case the U.S. and Japan and other allies are faced with the danger of WMD attacks by "rogue states" and terrorist organizations.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Sub-Unit KCNA 30 May 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 sub-unit of KPA Unit 205 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 30 May 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 4394.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service May. 23 - May. 29, 2005
  • New U.S. Scenario for Invading DPRK under Fire KCNA 28 May 2005 -- The Bush bellicose forces' claim that the U.S. seeks a "diplomatic solution" and would "not attack north Korea" is nothing but camouflaged peace tactics to buy time for rounding off the preparations for the second Korean war of aggression and to veil the criminal nature of their aggressive policy toward the DPRK.
  • World Food Program: North Korea Food Stocks Depleted, Crisis Looms VOA 27 May 2005 -- Officials from the U.N. World Food Program are warning that, if North Korea does not receive donations urgently, the country may face hunger problems as serious as those of the mid-1990's.
  • Kim Jong Il Gives Field Guidance to Construction Site of Wonsan Youth Power Station KCNA 27 May 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, gave field guidance to the construction site of the Wonsan Youth Power Station.
  • US Say N. Korea Running out of Time to Join Talks VOA 26 May 2005 -- U.S. officials say time is running out for North Korea to re-join six nation talks aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis. They also urge China to do more to persuade its neighbor to return to the negotiating table.
  • U.S.-Touted "Diplomatic Solution" Dismissed as Hypocritical KCNA 26 May 2005 -- It was newly disclosed that the Bush bellicose forces recently worked out in top secrecy "OPLAN 8022-02", a plan for a preemptive air strike aimed at destroying the nuclear facilities of the DPRK.
  • KCNA Blasts U.S. Ambition for "Unipolar World" KCNA 26 May 2005 -- The U.S. arbitrary practices to dominate the international arena are unlimited. Recently the U.S. has drawn up a list of "unstable states" in secrecy.
  • U.S. Suspends Efforts to Recover Remains of Missing Korean War Soldiers in North VOA 26 May 2005 -- The United States military has suspended efforts to recover the remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the Korean War from North Korea.
  • U.S. Denounced for Scrapping DPRK-U.S. Agreed Framework KCNA 25 May 2005 -- The United States is nowadays reversing black and white by alleging that the DPRK foiled the implementation of the DPRK-U.S. Agreed Framework, while escalating the moves to isolate and stifle the latter by distorted assertions and deceptive rumors over the nuclear issue.
  • Senior American Diplomat's Sophism Refuted KCNA 25 May 2005 -- The U.S. Ambassador to Japan in his recent public appearance asserted north Korea's access to nuclear weapons is a grave threat to the peace and stability in East Asia and Japan-U.S. security.
  • U.S. Plot for Preemptive Nuclear Attack Blasted KCNA 25 May 2005 -- The United States worked out "OPLAN 8022-02" in top secrecy last year, as already reported.
  • KCNA Urges Some EU Nations to Be Impartial KCNA 25 May 2005 -- Some EU nations are not behaving fairly in dealing with the DPRK's pullout of the NPT at the NPT Review Conference now underway in New York.
  • Iran and North Korea, are they nuclear threats? VOA 24 May 2005 -- The radical Islamic regime in Iran and the communist dictatorship in North Korea are both threatening to move forward with their nuclear programs. Iran has said it will restart its effort to enrich uranium, which can be used to build nuclear bombs. If it does, the United States and the European Union may ask the United Nations Security Council to take up the case of Iran.
  • RS. Calls for Accelerating General March for Songun Revolution KCNA 24 May 2005 -- The on-going general march for the Songun revolution is a dynamic onward movement started in our era under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il and an all-people movement to bring about a decisive turn in the building of a great prosperous powerful country, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed article.
  • World Will Judge Nuclear Criminal KCNA 24 May 2005 -- Delegates of non-nuclear states to the NPT Review Conference in New York noted that the treaty is gradually being reduced to a dead letter and the responsibility for this rests with the United States which intentionally neglects the fulfillment of its commitments to the treaty and threatens world peace and security with undisguised nuclear blackmail.
  • "By Our Nation Itself", Idea for Peace and Reunification KCNA 24 May 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday in an article says that "By our nation itself," which is deeply engraved on the hearts of all the Koreans at home and abroad, is the most proper idea of the June 15 era for the existence and development of the Korean nation.
  • Weekly on North Korea (No. 743) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • U.S. Hit for Its False Propaganda KCNA 23 May 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists resort to false propaganda based on sheer lies against other countries in a bid to invent pretexts for aggression and military intervention. It is a vicious and crafty method for them to do so before aggression and war.
  • DPRK to Continue Following U.S. Attitude KCNA 23 May 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on May 22 as regards a string of remarks made by senior officials of the U.S. administration to pressurize the DPRK, timed to coincide with the DPRK-U.S. contact in New York
  • True Story about U.S. Touted "Strategic Flexibility" Revealed KCNA 23 May 2005 -- Senior officials of the U.S. administration admitted themselves to the fact that the "strategic flexibility" conception is clearly aimed at a war on the Korean Peninsula, according to south Korean MBC.
  • Over 1.7 Million People Help Farmers on May 19 KCNA 23 May 2005 -- More than 1.7 million people including officials of ministries and national institutions, workers and office workers Thursday helped farmers in farming in response to the militant appeal of the Party to mobilize all labor forces in doing farm well this year.
  • KCNA Blasts U.S. Nuclear War Scenario KCNA 23 May 2005 -- The U.S. has become all the more outspoken recently in its call for preempting a nuclear attack on the DPRK.
  • North Korean Vessel Arrives in South Korean Port VOA News 22 May 2005 -- A North Korean cargo ship has dropped anchor in the South Korean port of Ulsan, marking the first visit of its kind in more than two decades.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service May. 16 - May. 22, 2005
  • South Korea Begins Shipping Aid to North VOA 21 May 2005 -- South Korea has begun a humanitarian shipment of tens-of-thousands of tons of fertilizer to North Korea. However, the North is receiving less than it would have, if it had promised to return to multinational nuclear arms talks.
  • Nuclear Threat Overshadows Human Rights Situation in North Korea VOA 21 May 2005 -- Human rights organizations say the diplomatic showdown between the United States and North Korea over its nuclear weapons program is drawing much-needed attention away from dire living conditions in North Korea. The nuclear threat has also overshadowed the plight of North Korean refugees who have fled across the border into China.
  • DPRK to React to Any Sanctions of Japan with Tough Retaliatory Measures KCNA 21 May 2005 -- The DPRK will react to Japan's move to apply economic sanctions against the DPRK with tough retaliatory measures.
  • Tight Grip on Idea in General March of Songun Revolution Urged KCNA 21 May 2005 -- To steadily develop the ideological revolution in depth is a worthwhile struggle to bring about an unprecedented leap and renovation in the building of a great prosperous powerful socialist country this significant year which marks the 60th anniversaries of the Workers
  • Visits KCNA 21 May 2005 -- Chinese delegation headed by Zheng Yu Zhuo arrived here today to participate in the 44th meeting of the DPRK-China Border River Transport Cooperation Committee.
  • Origin of Nature-Remaking in DPRK KCNA 21 May 2005 -- President Kim Il Sung initiated the River Pothong improvement project, first of its kind in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, as an important work for building a new Korea.
  • Rice-transplanting Gets into Full Stride in DPRK KCNA 21 May 2005 -- Rural communities throughout the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are now busy with rice-transplanting.
  • U.S. Denies Cutting Off Food Aid to North Korea VOA 20 May 2005 -- The Bush administration Friday denied a news report it had halted food-aid shipments to North Korea and may not provide any such assistance this year. The State Department said further contributions are under consideration.
  • Inter-Korean Working-level Talks Close KCNA 20 May 2005 -- The working-level talks between the north and south authorities, which opened in Kaesong on May 16, closed today.
  • KCNA Delegation Leaves for China KCNA 20 May 2005 -- A delegation of the Korean Central News Agency headed by its Deputy Director General Kim Pyong Ho flew here today to visit China.
  • Koreas Conclude Talks Agreeing to Meet Again VOA 20 May 2005 -- South and North Korea have wrapped up bilateral talks agreeing to meet again. Meanwhile, some Asian leaders are welcoming news of a low-level meeting between delegates of North Korea and the United States.
  • Weekly on North Korea (Serial No. 742) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • White House Report, May 19: North Korea Washington File 19 May 2005 -- The White House confirmed May 19 that U.S. and North Korean officials had "working-level" contacts May 13 in New York City.
  • KCNA Refutes U.S. Lie bout DPRK's Scrapping of AF KCNA 19 May 2005 -- Recently Bush war-like forces keep floating misinformation that DPRK scrapped the DPRK-U.S. Agreed Framework.
  • U. S. Accused of Its Double Standards KCNA 19 May 2005 -- It was disclosed by words of a senior official of the U.S. government that the United States has a "plan" for limiting the right to uranium enrichment to Japan and four other non-nuclear states and allowing only Japan to conduct reprocessing aimed at extracting plutonium from spent nuclear fuel, according to a recent report of the Japanese paper Asahi Shimbun.
  • Maintenance of Principle of Collectivism Called for KCNA 19 May 2005 -- The principle of collectivism should be firmly maintained in all fabrics of social life in order to shatter the U.S. imperialists' frantic moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK and defend and advance Korean socialism to victory, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.
  • KCNA Urges U.S. to Rebuild Groundwork of Six-party Talks KCNA 19 May 2005 -- The U.S., turning aside from the DPRK's just proposal for the resumption of the six-party talks, has recently floated the misinformation that the talks have not been resumed due to the latter's attitude.
  • Inter-Korean Talks End Without Agreement VOA 19 May 2005 -- North and South Korea wound up their first meeting in 10 months with a promise to meet again in June. But Pyongyang did not agree to Seoul's request that it return to nuclear disarmament talks.
  • U.S. Design to "Overthrow DPRK System" Ridiculed KCNA 18 May 2005 -- The U.S. war-thirsty hardliners let loose a war blast crying for "perfect deterrent to north Korea" and "Korean war without warning."
  • U.S. Hit for Destroying Nuclear Non-Proliferation System KCNA 18 May 2005 -- The United States can never cover up its true colors as the criminal destroying the nuclear non-proliferation system nor can it shake off the responsibility for this, says Minju Joson in a signed commentary Tuesday.
  • U. S. Move for Military Supremacy in Asia-Pacific Blasted KCNA 18 May 2005 -- The moves of the U. S. imperialists to reorganize their troops in south Korea into a "wide regional task force" are reckless acts for paving the way for their military intervention and war against other countries of the Asia-Pacific region, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed article.
  • Two Koreas Extend Economic Talks, With No Progress on Nuclear Standoff VOA 18 May 2005 -- North and South Korea have extended their talks an extra day, as Seoul continues pressing its neighbor to return to nuclear disarmament talks. South Korean authorities have indicated they are unlikely to agree to the North's requests for aid unless there is progress on the nuclear issue.
  • North Korean Ferry Makes First Port Visit of the Year to Japan VOA 18 May 2005 -- A North Korean cargo and passenger ferry, a major economic link for the cash-strapped communist state, has arrived at a northern Japanese port for a 24-hour visit - its first journey to Japan this year.
  • Documents Detail North Korea's Decades-long Effort To Obtain Nuclear Weapons VOA 17 May 2005 -- The Woodrow Wilson International Center is releasing English translations of former Cold War archives that, scholars say, show that North Korea has wanted nuclear weapons for decades.
  • U.S. House Member Urges Firm, Compassionate North Korean Policy Washington File 17 May 2005 -- The Bush administration should adopt a policy toward North Korea that is characterized by both firmness and compassion, says Representative James Leach, chairman of the House International Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
  • North Koreans are Now Able to Enjoy a Small Degree of Economic and Personal Freedom VOA 17 May 2005 -- Much of the news about North Korea lately has focused on the possibility that the country is getting ready to test a nuclear weapon. But recent social and economic developments seem to be making North Korea less isolated.
  • Inter-Korean Working-level Talks Open KCNA 17 May 2005 -- The working-level talks between the north and south authorities were opened here Monday.
  • No Sign Of Progress On Inter-Korean Talks VOA 17 May 2005 -- South Korean officials are not reporting progress in the second and final day of their talks with North Korea on issues including the North's nuclear-weapons program.
  • NORTH KOREA: MEDIA 'INCREASINGLY ALARMED' BY NUKE TEST RUMORS US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 16 May 2005
  • North, South Korea Meet for First Time in Nearly a Year VOA News 16 May 2005 -- North and South Korea have resumed high-level talks Monday for the first time in 10 months.
  • DPRK and Syria Cooperate on Marine Transport KCNA 16 May 2005 -- An agreement on marine transport between the governments of the DPRK and Syria was signed in Damascus on May 11.
  • Full Play to Compatriotism Called for KCNA 16 May 2005 -- The compatriots in the north and the south should not stand against each other but get reconciled and united to open up a bright future of a reunified nation.
  • Rodong Sinmun Slams U.S. New War Scenario against DPRK KCNA 16 May 2005 -- "OPLAN 5029-05", a new war scenario against the DPRK recently worked out by the U.S. and south Korea, invests the U.S. armed forces stationed in south Korea with the right to command all military operations under a " special situation."
  • Telephone Message to South Side KCNA 16 May 2005 -- Senior Councillor of the Cabinet Kwon Ho Ung who is heading the north's side delegation to the North-South Ministerial Talks today sent a telephone message to "Minister of Unification" of south Korea Jong Tong Yong who is chief delegate of the south side's delegation in connection with the dispatch of its delegates to the working talks between the north-south authorities.
  • U.S. Black-Hearted Intention under Fire KCNA 16 May 2005 -- Some times ago, Gordon, chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Committee, asserted that should a war break out in Korea, it would be very fierce and destructive and the war might be launched without a prior warning.
  • Rice's Vituperation against DPRK Refuted KCNA 16 May 2005 -- -- A spokesman for the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs Saturday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards a string of vituperation let loose again by U.S. Secretary of State Rice against the DPRK
  • Bush Administration Warns North Korea Not to Conduct Nuke Test VOA 15 May 2005 -- National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley had tough words for North Korea, warning that any North Korean nuclear test would be a serious act of defiance.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service May. 9 - May. 15, 2005
  • U.S. Denounced for Taking Issue with DPRK's Penal System KCNA 14 May 2005 -- The United States has shouted itself hoarse over the "human rights issue" of the DPRK and, as if it were not enough, is now peddling a ware taking issue even with its penal system under the national law, thus misleading public opinion.
  • Maintenance of Principle of National Independence Urged KCNA 14 May 2005 -- All the fellow countrymen should hold higher the banner of national independence, if they are to tide over the present grave situation on the Korean Peninsula and pave the way out for the nation, says Rodong Sinmun in a signed article Friday.
  • Russian FM: Nuclear coop with Iran, N Korea to continue IRNA 13 May 2005 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said here Thursday that his country will continue peaceful nuclear cooperation with Iran and North Korea.
  • Two Koreas to Meet at North Korea's Request VOA 14 May 2005 -- Senior officials from North and South Korea will meet next week for the first time in almost a year to discuss various issues, including the North's nuclear weapons program. Diplomats meanwhile continue to hope they can persuade the North to give up any nuclear weapons it might already possess.
  • Other Options Explored Concerning North Korea's Nuclear Program VOA 13 May 2005 -- The United States, Japan and South Korea are ratcheting up the pressure on North Korea to return to talks over its nuclear weapons development.
  • U.S. Chiefly Accountable for Space Arms Race KCNA 12 May 2005 -- The United States is chiefly to blame for sparking a new space arms race and it is the world's biggest war force.
  • U.S. Reckless Military Moves under Fire KCNA 12 May 2005 -- An officer concerned with the U.S. forces in south Korea announced that the arms buildup program attendant on the on-going "cutback" of the U.S. troops in south Korea has already progressed more than half.
  • Anti-U.S., Anti-War Struggle Called for KCNA 12 May 2005 -- All Koreans in the north, the south and abroad should turn out as one in the anti-U.S., anti-war struggle to protect peace and security of the nation from the U.S. moves to ignite war of aggression against Korea and achieve the historical cause of national reunification, urges Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed article titled "Anti-U.S., anti-war struggle is to protect peace."
  • KPA Navy Command Denounces S. Korean Forces' Military Provocations KCNA 12 May 2005 -- The Navy Command of the Korean People's Army in a press release Wednesday denounced the south Korean forces for their recent military provocations in the West Sea of Korea.

  • 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.

  • China Sees No Need to Pressure North Korea VOA 12 May 2005 -- A day after North Korea announced it has taken steps that could help it build nuclear bombs, China is repeating it does not want to see sanctions used to pressure Pyongyang to return to multi-party negotiations.
  • Weekly Report on North Korea (Serial No. 741) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Rodong Sinmun Slams Bush Group's Pressure upon DPRK KCNA 11 May 2005 -- The DPRK will not deal with such hooligans as the Bush group who have become evermore frantic in their offensive to pressurize it, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed commentary.
  • All Efforts Focused on Agriculture in DPRK KCNA 11 May 2005 -- All efforts have been concentrated on agriculture to solve the food problem in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • North Korea Announces Further Steps to Build Nuclear Weapons VOA 11 May 2005 -- North Korea says it has removed all remaining spent nuclear fuel rods from its main reactor, a measure that would enable it to extract more plutonium to build bombs. Some analysts say the announcement is yet another provocative measure as Pyongyang continues to shun negotiations with the United States and others over ending its nuclear weapons programs.
  • North Korea Steps Up Rhetoric Over Nuclear Talks VOA 10 May 2005 -- As the United States and China renew their calls for North Korea to return to nuclear talks, Pyongyang is stepping up its rhetoric and pledging to defy any pressure for it to disarm.
  • Anti-U.S., Anti-war Struggle Called for KCNA 10 May 2005 -- Sinmun Monday in a signed article stresses the need to intensify the anti-U.S., anti-war struggle through national cooperation.
  • Rodong Sinmun on North-South Joint Declaration KCNA 09 May 2005 -- The reunification era after the historic Pyongyang meeting and the adoption and publication of the north-south joint declaration on June 15, 2000
  • Russian Ambassador to DPRK Interviewed KCNA 09 May 2005 -- The May 8 issue of Minju Joson, the organ of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and the Cabinet of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, runs answers given by Russian Ambassador to the DPRK Andrei Karlov to the questions put by the newspaper.
  • 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 Delegation Leaves for Syria KCNA 09 May 2005 -- A delegation of the Ministry of Land and Marine Transport of the DPRK led by its Minister Kim Yong Il left here Saturday to visit Syria. y.
  • Experts Outline Process of Possible North Korea Nuclear Test VOA 09 May 2005 -- As multinational talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear ambitions remain stalled, fears are growing that Pyongyang may conduct its first nuclear test.
  • US Reiterates Recognition of North Korean Sovereignty and Readiness for Direct Talks with Pyongyang VOA 09 May 2005 -- The United States Monday reaffirmed its recognition of North Korea's sovereignty, and its readiness to deal directly with Pyongyang in the context of multi-lateral disarmament talks. North Korea appeared on Sunday to make such U.S. commitments a condition for its return to the Chinese-sponsored six-party talks.
  • China and South Korea Call for North Korea to Rejoin Nuke Talks VOA 09 May 2005 -- China and South Korea have again called on North Korea to return to stalled nuclear talks, saying they will renew effort to restart the negotiations.
  • World Leaders Urge North Korea Not to Conduct Nuclear Test VOA 08 May 2005 -- Leading US lawmakers and the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency say a North Korean nuclear test would be a "reckless" and "cataclysmic" event.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service May. 2 - May. 8, 2005
  • Talks between Delegations of Law-Making Bodies of DPRK and Russia Held KCNA 07 May 2005 -- Talks between delegations of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and the State Duma of the Russian Federation took place at the Mansudae Assembly Hall toda
  • Asia & Europe Ministers Urge North Korea to Return to Nuclear Talks Without Delay VOA 07 May 2005 -- Foreign Ministers from Asia and Europe have wrapped up their two-day meeting in Japan, calling on North Korea to return to disarmament talks without delay. North Korea has boycotted talks for almost a year and is sparking concern that it may be preparing to conduct its first nuclear test.
  • Japan, South Korea Consider UN Security Council Action on North Korea Nuclear Program VOA 06 May 2005 -- Japan's Foreign Ministry says Tokyo has hardened its stance regarding North Korea's refusal to return to six-way talks about its nuclear weapons programs.
  • US Says North Korean Nuclear Test Would Be "Provocative," and Further Isolate Pyongyang VOA 06 May 2005 -- The United States said Friday a North Korean nuclear test would harm the Chinese-sponsored six-party talks, and only serve to further isolate Pyongyang. The comments followed a New York Times report that U.S. satellite monitoring appears to show intensive preparations in North Korea for a weapons test.
  • RS on Solidness and Invincibility of Korean-style Socialism KCNA 06 May 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Thursday dedicates an article to 14th anniversary of leade Kim Jong Il's famous work "Our Socialism Centred on the Masses Shall Not Perish".
  • Peace and Reunification Guaranteed by Anti-U.S. Struggle: RS KCNA 06 May 2005 -- Anyone who has the soul of the nation and burns with patriotism should turn out in the righteous anti-U.S. struggle at this historic moment
  • Cooperation for Peace against War Called for KCNA 05 May 2005 -- Cooperation for peace against war is a patriotic cause aimed at shattering the evermore reckless moves of the U.S. and Japanese aggressive forces for a war by the concerted efforts of the Koreans, defending the peace of the country and the security of the nation and achieving the reunification of the country, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed article.
  • Talks between Delegations of DPRK and Cuban Armies Held KCNA 05 May 2005 -- Talks between the delegations of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army (KPA) and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Cuba were held here Wednesday.
  • United States Urges North Korea To Return to Six-Party Talks Washington File 04 May 2005 -- North Korea's neighbors and the United States have offered multilateral security assurances and economic incentives to the government in Pyongyang in exchange for comprehensive and verifiable removal of it nuclear program, according to Joseph DeTrani, the United States' special envoy to the Six-Party Talks.
  • South Korean Foreign Minister: Talks Prospects 'Not Bright' VOA 04 May 2005 -- South Korea's foreign minister has sounded a note of urgency about stalled talks on North Korea's nuclear disarmament. While speculation percolates that North Korea may conduct a nuclear test, Seoul says it is preparing for "all possibilities."
  • Rodong Sinmun on Three Principles of National Reunification KCNA 04 May 2005 -- 33 years ago, President Kim Il Sung met with the south side's delegate who came here to attend the High-Level Political Talks between North and South of Korea and clarified the three principles of national reunification, the cornerstone for the accomplishment of the cause of national reunification.
  • DPRK's Stand on UNSC Reform Clarified KCNA 04 May 2005 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea calls for making sufficient discussions of all proposals and making tireless efforts to reach a consensus, not setting an artificial deadline for the reform of the UN Security Council, said the DPRK delegate.
  • Inside Story about U.S. Arms Buildup Plan Disclosed KCNA 03 May 2005 -- It has been disclosed that the U.S. arms build-up plan envisaged even the capacity of rapid deployment of the U.S. forces in case of "emergency" on the Korean Peninsula, according to south Korean KBS.
  • U.S. Condemned for Describing DPRK as "Terrorism-Supporting State" KCNA 03 May 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs today gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA in connection with the fact that the U.S. took issue with the DPRK again over the issue of terrorism
  • National Meeting Marks May Day KCNA 02 May 2005 -- A national meeting was held at the construction site of the Taean Friendship Glass Factory on May 1 to mark the 115th May Day.
  • Working Class Called upon to Demonstrate Their Heroic Spirit KCNA 02 May 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Sunday editorially calls on all the workers and other people to unite close around the great headquarters of revolution and dynamically struggle to achieve brilliant victory in the general march for the Songun revolution.
  • KCNA on U.S. Dangerous Military Moves KCNA 02 May 2005 -- The U.S. has gone into extremes in its wild ambition to establish its political and military domination over the Asia-Pacific region.
  • U.S. Attempt to Revive "UN Forces" Assailed KCNA 02 May 2005 -- The United States seeks to drive the six-party talks into a rupture while bringing up the nuclear issue at the United Nations in a bid to induce sanctions against the DPRK without difficulty.
  • DPRK Delegations Leave KCNA 02 May 2005 -- A delegation of the DPRK Information Committee led by its Vice-Chairman Ri Ju Gwan to visit Cambodia and Laos and a delegation of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League led by Secretary of its Central Committee Jang Yong Chol to visit Laos left here Saturday.
  • FM Spokesman Slams Bush's Vituperation against DPRK's Supreme Headquarters KCNA 02 May 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Saturday to accuse Bush of letting loose a spate of vituperation against the supreme headquarters of the DPRK
  • U.S. Aerial Espionage against DPRK in April KCNA 02 May 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists perpetrated more than 170 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in April by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with different missions, according to military sources.
  • Japan, South Korea Not Worried By Reported North Korean Missile Test VOA 02 May 2005 -- Japan and South Korea are downplaying the seriousness of a reported missile launch on Sunday by North Korea.
  • Secretary Rice Says US Can Deter North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions VOA 02 May 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in a tough statement aimed at North Korea, says the United States has significant deterrent capability to thwart Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.
  • International Coordination Key to Helping North Korean Refugees Washington File 02 May 2005 -- U.S. officials list challenges implementing North Korean Human Rights Act
  • North Korea Apparently Fires Missile Into Sea of Japan VOA 01 May 2005 -- A top U.S. official says it appears North Korea has launched a short-range missile into the Sea of Japan.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Apr. 25 - May. 1, 2005



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