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June 2005 North Korea Special Weapons News



  • Bush Orders Sanctions Against Weapons Proliferators Washington File 29 Jun 2005 -- President Bush issued an executive order June 29 to freeze the assets of individuals or companies in the United States that are doing business with entities in Iran, North Korea and Syria believed to be involved in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
  • Military Balance on Korean Peninsula Continues, General Says Washington File 30 Jun 2005 -- North Korea might have one or two nuclear weapons, but that has not upset the military balance on the Korean Peninsula, according to General Leon LaPorte, the commander of U.S. and U.N. forces in the Republic of Korea (ROK) and U.S.-ROK combined forces.
  • Greater Impetus to Three-Revolution Red Flag Movement Urged KCNA 30 Jun 2005 -- This year marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the three-revolution red flag movement.
  • Socialist Patriotism Displayed in Building Prosperous Country KCNA 30 Jun 2005 -- Socialist patriotism is an idea and sentiments of loving the socialist motherland where there are a great party, a genuine people's government and a superior socialist system, says Rodong Sinmun
  • Pyongyang Streets Undergo Facelift KCNA 30 Jun 2005 -- Projects to facelift eight main streets of Pyongyang including Sungri, Kaesonmun, Chilsongmun and Podunamu streets are at full swing.
  • Rainy Season Begins in DPRK KCNA 29 Jun 2005 -- The rainy season has set in in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea from June 26 afternoon.
  • Abe's Clumsy Outburst on Resumption of Six-party Talks Flailed KCNA 29 Jun 2005 -- Abe, acting secretary general of the Japan Liberal Democratic Party, recently blabbed that if the six-way talks are resumed, Japan "should wrest a sincere reply on the abduction issue from north Korea," while pretending to welcome the latter's stand toward the resumption of the talks.
  • Rodong Sinmun Praises Commanding Art of Kim Jong Il KCNA 29 Jun 2005 -- The Korean People's Army has grown in strength and developed into matchless revolutionary armed forces which no formidable enemy dare provoke.
  • U.S. Urged to Give up Wild Ambition to "Bring Down System" of DPRK KCNA 28 Jun 2005 -- The top diplomat and other senior officials of the U.S. Department of State are asserting that even if the nuclear issue is settled, the U.S.-DPRK relations cannot be normalized unless such issues as "human rights, terrorism, missile, conventional weapons, drug and counterfeit notes" are resolved.
  • Independent Reunification, Nation's Urgent Task KCNA 28 Jun 2005 -- It is the supreme historical task of the Korean nation at which its destiny is staked to achieve independent reunification, declares Rodong Sinmun in its article Monday.
  • Dialogue on North Korean Nukes Remains Off Track VOA 27 Jun 2005 -- North Korea's nuclear weapons ambitions remain a key problem for the international community. However, delegates to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference meeting last month in New York failed to address that issue.
  • South Korea Opposition Leader: Seoul Should Talk Tougher to North VOA 27 Jun 2005 -- The head of South Korea's main opposition party says Seoul should make clear to Pyongyang that continuing with its nuclear weapons programs will have consequences. She criticized the Seoul government for downplaying major issues in its effort not to offend the North.
  • Yemeni Prime Minister Meets DPRK Government Economic Delegation KCNA 27 Jun 2005 -- Prime Minister of the Yemeni Cabinet Abdul Kader Ba-Jammal met and had a friendly talk with the DPRK government economic delegation
  • RS. Calls for Defending National Sovereignty and Peace under Banner of Songun KCNA 27 Jun 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Saturday calls upon all the people to wage a more vigorous struggle to defend the dignity and sovereignty of the county and the people and achieve national reunification under the banner of great Songun.
  • Korean War of Aggression Carefully Prepared by U.S. KCNA 27 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists are the sworn enemy of the Korean people as they provoked the war of aggression against the DPRK in the 1950s, inflicting unspeakable misfortune and disasters upon the Koreans, says Rodong Sinmun Saturday in a signed article.
  • Defending Peace against War Called for KCNA 27 Jun 2005 -- Struggle for peace against war is the foremost task of the Korean nation for security of the nation which had already undergone the holocaust of a war in the past century and has been constantly under the danger of war for decades century after century.
  • Agreements between DPRK and Yemeni Governments KCNA 27 Jun 2005 -- An agreement on trade and economic cooperation and an agreement on encouraging and protecting investment were inked in Sana between the governments of the DPRK and Yemen.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service June. 20 - June. 26, 2005
  • Roh Moo Hyun Meets North Side's Delegation KCNA 25 Jun 2005 -- President of south Korea Roh Moo Hyun Thursday met the north side's delegation led by Kwon Ho Ung, chief councilor of the DPRK Cabinet, attending the 15th north-south ministerial talks.
  • Joint Press Release on 15th Inter-Korean Ministerial Talks Issued KCNA 25 Jun 2005 -- A joint press release was published at the 15th North-South Ministerial Talks held in Seoul Thursday.
  • Pothonggang Joint Exchange Market Opens KCNA 25 Jun 2005 -- There were exhibition and opening ceremony of the Pothonggang Joint Exchange Market on June 23.
  • U.S. Can Never Evade Responsibility for Provoking Korean War KCNA 25 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists have desperately tried to shift the blame for the outbreak of the Korean war on June 25, 1950, onto the DPRK and justify its war crimes until today, more than half a century after they triggered off the war, says Rodong Sinmun in an article Friday.
  • Koreans Urged to Remain True to Idea of "By Our Nation Itself" KCNA 25 Jun 2005 -- The idea of "By our nation itself" is a patriotic one which the Koreans should take as guidelines for accomplishing the cause of reunification as it reflects the consciousness of national independence requiring all the members of the nation to decisively oppose and reject flunkeyism and dependence on foreign forces and maintain the firm national stand. Rodong Sinmun today says this in a signed article.
  • North Side's Delegation Back from Inter-Korean Ministerial Talks KCNA 25 Jun 2005 -- The north side's delegation led by Kwon Ho Ung, chief councilor of the DPRK Cabinet, came back Friday after participating in the 15th inter-Korean ministerial talks held in Seoul.
  • S. Korean Red Cross President and His Party Leave KCNA 25 Jun 2005 -- South Korean Red Cross President Han Wan Sang and his party left here today.
  • Relatives of Japanese Abducted by North Korea Begin Sit-in VOA 24 Jun 2005 -- Relatives of Japanese abducted by North Korean agents are holding a three-day sit-in near the prime minister's office in the Japanese capital.
  • Prerequisite to Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula KCNA 24 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. persistent demand for scrapping the nuclear program first on the DPRK side proceeds from its hostile policy to stifle the later and it does not show at all its sincerity for a solution to the nuclear issue, notes Rodong Sinmun Thursday.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets S. Korean Red Cross President and His Party KCNA 24 Jun 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met south Korean Red Cross President Han Wan Sang and his party
  • Pyongyang Slag Prefab Parts Factory KCNA 24 Jun 2005 -- The Pyongyang Slag Prefab Parts Factory has produced a new kind of lagging wall slab, light bricks and ornamental wall slab.
  • KCNA Urges U.S. to Clearly Understand Purport and Agenda of Six-party Talks KCNA 24 Jun 2005 -- The chief executive of the United States was reported to have met daily Chosun Ilbo journalist Kang Chol Hwan, an alleged defector from the north, at the White House on June 15 and talked about "human rights situation" in the DPRK.
  • 15th Inter-Korean Ministerial Talks Close KCNA 24 Jun 2005 -- 15th north-south ministerial talks that opened in Seoul on June 22 came to a close Thursday.
  • United States To Send More Food Aid to North Korea Washington File 22 Jun 2005 -- The United States will donate agricultural commodities through the World Food Program and is prepared to support health and food security programs for the people of North Korea, the U.S. Department of State announced June 22.
  • Koreas Agree On Agenda, But No Date For Nuke Talks VOA 23 Jun 2005 -- After three days of talks, senior North and South Korean delegates have failed to agree on a date for renewed multi-national nuclear weapons talks. But they restated their commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic solution to the issue, and announced a number of new North-South cooperation initiatives.
  • North Korea Demands Respect From US, Uses Words As Weapons VOA 23 Jun 2005 -- South Korea's foreign minister urged Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice this week to tone down U.S. rhetoric about North Korea. Pyongyang has frequently given the Bush administration's choice of tough language about the North Korean regime as the reason it refuses to return to nuclear disarmament talks.
  • Wise Leadership for Solving Socialist Rural Question KCNA 23 Jun 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Wednesday dedicates a signed article to the 15th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's celebrated work "Let Us Thoroughly Implement the Theses on the Socialist Rural Question".
  • 15th North-South Ministerial Talks Open KCNA 23 Jun 2005 -- The 15th North-South Ministerial Talks were opened in Seoul today.
  • DPRK Committee for National Economic Cooperation to Be Set Up KCNA 23 Jun 2005 -- A decree of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly on setting up the DPRK Committee for National Economic Cooperation was promulgated.
  • US to Ship 50,000 Tons of Food to North Korea VOA 22 Jun 2005 -- The United States said Wednesday it will provide 50 thousand metric tons of food aid to North Korea. The State Department said the decision is based on need, and not efforts to lure North Korea back to multi-lateral talks on its nuclear program.
  • South Korean President May Meet North Korean Delegates VOA 22 Jun 2005 -- Senior North Korean delegates visiting Seoul are reiterating that Pyongyang is ready to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for friendly treatment by the United States. But the delegates concluded their second day of talks with no concrete date for resuming multi-lateral nuclear disarmament talks.
  • North Side's Delegation Leaves for Seoul KCNA 22 Jun 2005 -- The north side's delegation led by Kwon Ho Ung, chief councilor of the DPRK Cabinet, left here by air
  • Kim Jong Il, Rare Political Veteran KCNA 22 Jun 2005 -- -- Leader Kim Jong Il is the benevolent father of the people and rare political veteran who defined love and trust as the political idea of socialism and created the model of genuine popular politics with the statesmanship of love for the country, the nation and the people
  • S. Korean Red Cross President and His Party Arrive KCNA 22 Jun 2005 -- South Korean Red Cross President Han Wan Sang and his party arrived here today.
  • South Korea Seeks Progress on Nuclear Issue in Talks With North VOA 21 Jun 2005 -- The highest-level North Korean delegation to visit South Korea in a year has arrived in Seoul for a four-day visit. South Korean delegates hope to build on last week's meetings in Pyongyang to achieve progress toward ending the North's nuclear programs.
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 21 Jun 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday dedicates an article to the 10th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "Giving Priority to Ideological Work Is Essential for Accomplishing Socialism".
  • Koizumi and Roh Back Six-Party Nuclear Talks, Seek Understanding on History VOA 20 Jun 2005 -- The leaders of Japan and South Korea have agreed to pursue joint research aimed at easing tensions over the countries' differing perceptions of history. In a brief "shuttle summit," they also pledged cooperation on efforts to end North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.
  • Kim Jong Il Offers to Scale Back Missile Programs in Exchange for US Ties VOA 20 Jun 2005 -- Senior South Korean officials say North Korean leader Kim Jong Il may be willing to give up his country's missile capabilities in exchange for diplomatic ties with Washington.
  • Minju Joson on Achievements of June 15 Grand Festival for Reunification KCNA 20 Jun 2005 -- The nation's movement for reunification has been put on a higher stage by the June 15 grand festival for national reunification
  • U.S. Moves to Reorganize Its Forces Assailed KCNA 20 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. moves to reorganize its forces present in south Korea is recently reaching a reckless stage, according to south Korean CBS and KBS.
  • Nat'l Meeting Marks Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Start of Work at C.C., WPK KCNA 20 Jun 2005 -- A national meeting took place at the April 25 House of Culture Saturday to mark the 41st anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Rice: North Korea Making Excuses To Avoid Nuclear Talks VOA 19 Jun 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says North Korea fears it will come under intense international pressure, if it returns to multi-lateral talks on its nuclear program.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service June. 13 - June. 19, 2005
  • United States Approves Visit by North Korean Official Washington File 18 Jun 2005 -- The United States has approved the travel of a senior North Korean official.
  • Kim Jong Il Receives Special Envoy of S. Korean President KCNA 18 Jun 2005 -- Leader Kim Jong Il today received Jong Tong Yong, minister of Unification of south Korea, who visited him as a special envoy of President Roh Moo Hyun.
  • Grand Festival for National Reunification Closes KCNA 18 Jun 2005 -- The grand festival for national reunification marking the fifth anniversary of the historic June 15 joint declaration opened here on June 14 with splendor closed on June 16.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Delegation of Authorities of South Side KCNA 18 Jun 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met at the Mokran House Thursday the delegation of the authorities of the south side
  • Delegation of South Side's Authorities Feted KCNA 18 Jun 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, hosted a banquet at the Mokran House Thursday evening in honor of the delegation of the south Korean authorities
  • Delegation of S. Korean Authorities Leaves KCNA 18 Jun 2005 -- The delegation of authorities of the south side led by Jong Tong Yong, minister of Unification, who participated in the grand festival for national reunification to mark the fifth anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration left here today.
  • South Side's Delegation Leaves KCNA 18 Jun 2005 -- The south side's delegation led by Paek Rak Chong, chairman of the South Side's Preparatory Committee for Joint Functions of Koreans in the North, South and Overseas for the Implementation of the June 15 Joint Declaration, left Pyongyang today
  • Hyundai Asan Delegation Leaves KCNA 18 Jun 2005 -- The delegation of south Korea's Hyundai Asan led by Hyon Jong Un, chairwoman of Hyundai Group, left here today
  • North Korea Says Return to Nuclear Talks in July a Possibility VOA 17 Jun 2005 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Il says he may return to multinational talks on his country's nuclear weapons program as early as next month. However, the offer is contingent on the attitude of the United States.
  • Banquet Given in Commemoration of 5th Anniv. of June 15 Joint Declaration KCNA 17 Jun 2005 -- The North Side's Preparatory Committee for Joint Functions of Koreans in the North, South and Abroad for the Implementation of the June 15 Joint Declaration hosted a banquet at the People's Palace of Culture Wednesday evening
  • Kim Jong Il Sends Thanks to Farmers and Helpers KCNA 17 Jun 2005 -- Leader Kim Jong Il sent thanks to all the agricultural workers who have successfully carried out the spring farm work and to the servicepersons, blue-collar and white-collar workers, students and dependent family members who have assisted agriculture materially and morally through a general turnout in supporting farms.
  • Stirring Reality of Era of Independent Reunification KCNA 17 Jun 2005 -- Past five years have been proud years when the cause of national reunification has made a dynamic progress on the orbit of national independence under the banner of "By our nation itself" and eventful successes have been made in the nation's struggle for independence against outsiders and in the movement for independent reunification, declares Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed article.
  • U.S. History of Aggression and War Can Never Be Concealed KCNA 17 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. chief executive in a recent radio address claimed that the United States had never fought to conquer other countries in history but fought to "liberate" them.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Representatives of South and Overseas Sides KCNA 17 Jun 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, today met and had a compatriotic talk with Chairman Paek Rak Chong of the South Side's Preparatory Committee and Co-Chairmen Kwak Tong Ui and Mun Tong Hwan
  • DPRK Directs Efforts to Land Management KCNA 17 Jun 2005 -- Great efforts have been channeled into the land management in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Delegation of Authorities of South Side Visits Various Places KCNA 17 Jun 2005 -- The delegation of authorities of the south side led by Minister of Unification Jong Tong Yong
  • Weekly Update on the Status of North Korea (June 10~16, 2005) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • KOREAN PENINSULA: 'CONFRONTATION CANNOT SOLVE' NUCLEAR CRISIS US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 16 Jun 2005
  • U.S. Says Multi-Lateral Talks are North Korea's Best Option VOA 16 Jun 2005 -- Washington's top delegate to the talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons program says he looks forward to the results of inter-Korean meetings this week. But he again stressed the urgency of North Korea returning to multilateral-negotiations as soon as possible.
  • Newspapers Observe Anniversary of Inter-Korean Joint Declaration KCNA 16 Jun 2005 -- Pyongyang-based newspapers today dedicate editorials to the 5th anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration.
  • Pak Pong Ju Hosts Banquet for South Side's Delegation KCNA 16 Jun 2005 --Premier of the DPRK Cabinet Pak Pong Ju hosted a banquet at the Mansudae Art Theater Tuesday
  • Pyongyang, Solid Base for Reunification KCNA 16 Jun 2005 -- The grand festival for national reunification marking the 5th anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration is going on in Pyongyang
  • Meeting for National Reunification Held KCNA 16 Jun 2005 -- A meeting for national reunification was held at the April 25 House of Culture on June 15 to mark the fifth anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration.
  • Declaration for National Reunification Adopted KCNA 16 Jun 2005 -- A declaration for national reunification was adopted at a meeting for national reunification held at the April 25 House of Culture Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the publication of the June 15 joint declaration.
  • Joint Function of North and South Authorities Held KCNA 16 Jun 2005 -- A joint function of the north and south Korean authorities was held at the People's Palace of Culture Wednesday to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the publication of the historic June 15 joint declaration.
  • Secretary-General looks to unification of Korean Peninsula on Anniversary of Accord UN News Centre 15 Jun 2005 -- On the fifth anniversary of the historic summit meeting between the two countries of the Korean Peninsula, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called on both nations to continue dialogue and cooperation in the interest of furthering peace, prosperity, democracy and eventual unification.
  • North Korea Suffering from Decreasing Trade, State's Hill Says Washington File 15 Jun 2005 -- Despite a recent increase in trade with China, North Korea's economy is suffering from decreased trade with other nations as well as severe agricultural problems and a lack of viable industrial infrastructure, say senior U.S. officials.
  • Two Koreas Celebrate Summit Anniversary, But Major Challenges Remain VOA 15 Jun 2005 -- A delegation of South Koreans is in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, to mark five years since the two nations held a historic summit. Many South Koreans praise the inter-Korean cooperation that followed that meeting. However, many say the North Korean nuclear issue still poses a serious challenge to peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.
  • National Seminar Marks Anniversary of Joint Declaration KCNA 15 Jun 2005 -- A national seminar was held at the Grand People's Study House on June 13 to mark the fifth anniversary of the publication of the historic June 15 North-South Joint Declaration.
  • U.S.-Japan MD under Fire KCNA 15 Jun 2005 -- The United States and Japan are hastening in real earnest the development of the missile defense system (MD) under the pretext of "ballistic missile threat" from the DPRK.
  • All Koreans Called upon to Remain True to Inter-Korean Declaration KCNA 15 Jun 2005 -- On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the historic June 15 North-South Joint Declaration the Koreans are showing stronger patriotic will to build a reunified, great prosperous and powerful nation in this land under the banner of the idea of "By our nation itself" and demonstrate the dignity and honor of the nation.
  • KCNA on Japan's Foolish Attempt at "Regional Sanctions" against DPRK KCNA 15 Jun 2005 -- There is a growing tendency in Japan to intensify economic sanctions against the DPRK.
  • RS. Hails Grand Festival for National Reunification KCNA 15 Jun 2005 -- Pyongyang from Tuesday is a scene of a wide range of events
  • S. Korean Authorities Delegation Here KCNA 15 Jun 2005 -- A delegation of the south side's authorities led by Minister of Unification Jong Tong Yong arrived here Tuesday to attend the grand festival for national reunification to be held in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the June 15 Joint Declaration.
  • S. Korean Delegations Here KCNA 15 Jun 2005 -- A delegation of the south side headed by Paek Rak Chong, chairman of the south side's preparatory committee for joint functions of Koreans in the north and the south and overseas to implement the June 15 joint declaration, arrived here
  • Hailstone Falls in DPRK KCNA 15 Jun 2005 -- It hailed untimely in South Hamgyong Province in the northeastern part of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Collectivism Displayed in DPRK KCNA 15 Jun 2005 -- The agricultural working people and helpers of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have wound up rice transplantation successfully on the main across the country by giving full play to collectivism.
  • Opening of Grand Festival for National Reunification Held KCNA 15 Jun 2005 -- The grand festival for national reunification marking the fifth anniversary of the historic June 15 joint declaration was opened at the Kim Il Sung Stadium here with splendor Tuesday evening.
  • Hyundai Asan Delegation Here KCNA 15 Jun 2005 -- A delegation of Hyundai Asan led by Hyon Jong Un, chairperson of Hyundai Group of south Korea, arrived here today
  • US Senators frustrated with approach to ending Pyongyang's nuclear program VOA 14 Jun 2005 -- U.S. lawmakers are expressing frustration with the lack of progress in the six-party talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear program. But a key U.S. official is defending the process as the best way to get Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
  • Rice-transplanting Finished in Main Paddy Areas KCNA 14 Jun 2005 -- Rice-transplanting has been finished in the main paddy areas of the DPRK.
  • U.S. Sophism to Justify Preemptive Nuclear Attack under Fire KCNA 14 Jun 2005 -- Recently the U.S. State Department released "a report on achievements" made in multinational "non-proliferation" efforts over the last nine months.
  • Abnormal Weather in Korea KCNA 14 Jun 2005 -- Abnormal weather has been continuing in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the spring and summer, exerting an adverse effect on farming.
  • US Expects North Korean Return to Nuclear Talks VOA 13 Jun 2005 -- A senior State Department official said Monday he thinks North Korea is preparing to return to Chinese-sponsored six-party talks on its nuclear program. U.S. and North Korean diplomats discussed the issue in New York last week.
  • U.S. Criminal Moves to Scuttle Festival for Reunification KCNA 13 Jun 2005 -- 15 U.S. Stealth fighter bombers and 250 maintenance personnel flew into south Korea just before the grand festival for national reunification to be held in Pyongyang on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the historic June 15 joint declaration.
  • U.S. Undisguised Move to Chill Koreans' Desire for Reunification under Fire KCNA 13 Jun 2005 -- 15 F-117 Stealth fighter bombers and at least 250 U.S. air force personnel have been deployed in the U.S. air force base in Kunsan, south Korea, allegedly to test the capability to conduct operations under diverse climatic and topographical conditions, the U.S. forces command in south Korea disclosed a few days ago.
  • All Koreans Urged to Remain True to June 15 Joint Declaration KCNA 13 Jun 2005 -- The inter-Korean relations over the last five years have been characterized by the Koreans' adherence and implementation of the June 15 joint declaration reflecting their desire for peaceful reunification.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Danger of Tightened U.S.-Japan "Security System" KCNA 13 Jun 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun today carries a signed article disclosing the danger of the moves to strengthen the U.S.-Japan "security system".
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Light Comedy KCNA 13 Jun 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, watched together with servicepersons "Life", a light comedy recently produced by the April 25 Feature Film Studio of the KPA.
  • U.S. Censured as Arch Nuclear Criminal KCNA 13 Jun 2005 -- What is important for removing the danger of a nuclear war and building a peaceful, new world at present is for the nuclear weapons states, especially the United States which has the largest nuclear arsenal in the world, to take the lead in the nuclear disarmament, observes Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service June. 6 - June. 12, 2005
  • U.S. Urged to Drop Its Hostile Policy toward DPRK KCNA 11 Jun 2005 -- The solution of the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. is still delayed due to the deadlock of the six-party talks.
  • Posters for June 15 Grand Festival for National Reunification Released KCNA 11 Jun 2005 -- Posters were released in the run-up to the grand festival for national reunification (June 15 grand festival of national reunification) marking the 5th anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration.
  • Commemorative Stamps Released in DPRK KCNA 11 Jun 2005 -- Stamp Corporation has issued new stamps (a sheetlet and a souvenir sheet) in commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the historic June 15 North-South Joint Declaration.
  • President Bush, South Korea Urge North to Return to Nuclear Talks VOA 10 Jun 2005 -- President Bush says the United States and South Korea share the same goal of convincing North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program. Mr. Bush's remarks came during talks at the White House with his South Korean counterpart, Roh Moo-hyun.
  • Bush: U.S., South Korea United On N. Korea Nukes Issue AFPS 10 Jun 2005 -- President Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun today said their governments are united in keeping the Korean Peninsula nuclear-free.
  • U.S., South Korea "Are of One Voice" on North Korea, Bush Says Washington File 10 Jun 2005 -- President Bush says the United States and South Korea speak with "one voice" in urging North Korea to respond to a June 2004 proposal to abandon nuclear weapons.
  • U.S. Style Human Rights Standards under Fire KCNA 10 Jun 2005 -- The United States issues an "annual report on human rights" every year in which it lets loose all sorts of vituperation against the DPRK and many other countries over "human rights record."
  • June 15 Joint Declaration, Fruit of Independent Reunification Idea KCNA 10 Jun 2005 -- The cause of national reunification of the Korean people has vigorously advanced under the banner of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration, declaration for the independent reunification common to the nation.
  • Weekly on North Korea (No. 745) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • North Korea: Beijing, Seoul Seen As Key To Pyongyang Nuclear Talks RFE/RL 09 Jun 2005 -- For the United States to be successful in getting North Korea to roll back its nuclear weapons program, analysts say, it will need special help from China and South Korea.
  • Japanese Reactionaries' Loudmouthed "Threat from North Korea" under Fire KCNA 09 Jun 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Wednesday carries a signed article disclosing the deceptive nature of the Japanese reactionaries' loudmouthed "theory on threat from north Korea".
  • Mt. Kumgang Draws One Million Tourists KCNA 09 Jun 2005 -- A spokesman for the Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee issued a statement Tuesday in connection with the fact that the number of tourists of Mt. Kumgang has reached one million since its start
  • Rodong Sinmun on Main Idea of June 15 Era KCNA 09 Jun 2005 -- The June 15 era, the era of national independence and reunification, is an age of invincible vitality. The June 15 era of reunification is mighty because the fairness and attraction of the spirit of "By our nation itself", the main idea and the spirit of the times, are immense.
  • Agreement on Cooperation Signed between DPRK and Russian Ministries KCNA 09 Jun 2005 -- An agreement on cooperation between the DPRK Ministry of People's Security and the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation was signed in Moscow Monday.
  • DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Blasts Rumsfeld's Remarks KCNA 09 Jun 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave an answer to a question put by KCNA on June 8 as regards U.S. Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld's very provocative remarks against the DPRK.
  • U.S. Says North Korea Will Resume Weapons Talks RFE/RL 08 Jun 2005 -- The administration of President George W. Bush said late yesterday that North Korea told the United States it will resume the talks, but did not say when it would be ready to return to the table.
  • North Korea Indicates Willingness to Return to Nuke Talks, Then Adds Conditions VOA 08 Jun 2005 -- Efforts to bring North Korea back to negotiations over its nuclear weapons seem to have taken a tentative step forward.
  • Nuclear Threat to DPRK Must Be Removed First: Rodong Sinmun KCNA 08 Jun 2005 -- The United States is now making a mockery of the international community, letting loose a string of balderdash that the DPRK's abandonment of its nuclear program is immediately the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and it would get rid of international isolation and gain economic benefits, if it returns to the six-party talks and drops its nuclear program.
  • KCNA Blasts U.S. Attempt at "Regime Change" in DPRK KCNA 08 Jun 2005 -- Very disturbing moves are observed among the ruling quarters of the United States these days.
  • Chairman of South Side's Prep. Com. for Joint Functions and His Party Leave KCNA 08 Jun 2005 -- Paek Rak Chong, chairman of the south side's preparatory committee for joint functions of Koreans in the north, the south and overseas to implement the June 15 joint declaration, and his party left here Tuesday.
  • Korea Education Fund Set Up KCNA 08 Jun 2005 -- The Korea Education Fund (KEF) has been established. It is a legal non-governmental organization for public interests.
  • Bean-Milk Production Bases Increase in DPRK KCNA 08 Jun 2005 -- Bean-milk production bases for children have been steadily increased in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • US Says North Korea Commits to New Nuclear Talks, But Gives No Date VOA 07 Jun 2005 -- The State Department says North Korea has told U.S. officials Pyongyang will return to Chinese-sponsored six-party talks on its nuclear program but has given no time-frame. U.S. and North Korean diplomats met in New York Monday.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Idea of "By Our Nation Itself KCNA 07 Jun 2005 -- present main target of the Korean nation for carving out its destiny independently is to defend peace and achieve reunification.
  • DPRK Government Economic Delegation Leaves for African Countries KCNA 07 Jun 2005 -- A DPRK government economic delegation led by Minister of Foreign Trade Rim Kyong Man left here Monday to visit Uganda, Kenya, Guinea and Mali.
  • KCNA Terms U.S. Kingpin of "Human Traffic" KCNA 07 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. State Department in its recent "report on human traffic" termed the DPRK a human traffic source nation and malignantly slandered it, asserting that its government shuns the protection of flesh traffic victims and has not taken even the minimum measure for combating it.
  • Rice Says Decision To Seek Sanctions on North Korea Not Imminent Washington File 06 Jun 2005 -- The United States has not set a deadline for resolving the issue of North Korea's nuclear activities and is not close to a decision on whether to seek U.N. sanctions against the Pyongyang government, according to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
  • U.S. "Resolution on Abduction" Rebuffed KCNA 06 Jun 2005 -- The chairman of the International Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives some days ago submitted to both Houses a "resolution on abduction by north Korea."
  • U.S. Dangerous Arms Build-up under Fire KCNA 06 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. is vociferating about its plan to start a war without warning after announcing its series of plans for a preemptive nuclear attack upon the DPRK.
  • KCNA Blames U.S. for Spawning Nuclear Issue KCNA 06 Jun 2005 -- The NPT Review Conference in New York came to an end a few days ago.
  • DPRK Delegations Leave KCNA 06 Jun 2005 -- A delegation of the Ministry of People's Security led by Minister Ju Sang Song left here today by air to visit Russia.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service May. 30 - June. 5, 2005
  • Rumsfeld: U.S. Welcomes Chinese Influence in North Korea AFPS 05 Jun 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld this weekend urged China to become more involved in persuading North Korea to return to six-nation talks -- among the United States, China, Russia, Japan and both Koreas -- and to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
  • Japanese, South Korean Ministers Discuss North's Nukes AFPS 04 Jun 2005 -- Korean and Japanese defense ministers today called on North Korea to return to the Six-Party Talks aimed at ending North Korea's push for nuclear weapons.
  • U.S. Grave Military Provocation against DPRK Flayed KCNA 04 Jun 2005 -- The introduction of 15 F-117 Stealth fighter bombers and 250 maintenance personnel into south Korea from the U.S. mainland proves that the U.S. plan for a preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK has reached the phase of military action, no longer remaining on its table, says Rodong Sinmun Friday in a signed commentary.
  • U.S. Urged to Make Trustworthy Switchover in its Stance KCNA 04 Jun 2005 -- The nearly month-long NPT Review Conference at the UN ended up without any result. The United States is chiefly blame for this.
  • Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry on Bush's Remarks KCNA 04 Jun 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Friday gave an answer to a question put by KCNA as regards U.S. President Bush's remarks about the Korean issue made at a press conference.
  • Weather-cast for Crops Intensified in DPRK KCNA 04 Jun 2005 -- The Central Meteorological Institute of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has directed many efforts to ensuring a scientific accuracy in weather-cast for the growth of farm crops.
  • Korea Koryo Pharmacy Center KCNA 04 Jun 2005 -- The Korea Koryo Pharmacy Center on Rakwon Street in Pyongyang, is a technological hub of the country for putting the production of Koryo medicine on a modern and scientific basis.
  • Pak Pong Ju Meets Chinese Delegation KCNA 04 Jun 2005 -- Pak Pong Ju, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, met and had a friendly conversation with the friendship delegation of Liaoning Province, China, led by Hu Xiaohua, vice-governor of the Liaoning Provincial People's Government, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Friday.
  • U.S. Erroneous View on Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula Rebuffed KCNA 04 Jun 2005 -- The United States and its allies are floating an erroneous view on the issue of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
  • U.S. Introduction of F-ll7 into S. Korea Assailed KCNA 03 Jun 2005 -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland issued a statement on June 1 as regards the introduction of 15 U.S. infamous F-117 Stealth fighter bombers and 250 maintenance personnel into south Korea.
  • U.S. VP's Vituperation against DPRK's Supreme Headquarters Rebuked KCNA 03 Jun 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday as regards U.S. Vice President Cheney's vituperation against the supreme headquarters of the DPRK
  • Rice Transplantation at Full Swing in DPRK KCNA 03 Jun 2005 -- Rice transplantation, the most important farming process, is progressing apace in the rural communities of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Weekly on North Korea (No. 744) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • New Ministries to Appear in DPRK KCNA 02 Jun 2005 -- A decree of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly on setting up the Ministry of Metal Industry and the Ministry of Machine-Building Industry of the DPRK was promulgated on May 30.
  • American Mandarins' Call for Strengthened "Alliance" under Fire KCNA 02 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. has become evermore undisguised in its despicable bid to bind south Korea tight to the shackling "alliance." Rodong Sinmun Wednesday says this in a signed commentary.
  • Intensified Movement for Independent Reunification Urged KCNA 02 Jun 2005 -- The north-south summit meeting, the first of its kind in the history of national division, and the publication of the June 15 joint declaration, the nation's common landmark of reunification, five years ago were a historical event that opened a dramatic phase in the development of the Korean nation's movement for independent reunification, declares Rodong Sinmun in a signed article Wednesday.
  • Spokesman for KPA Mission in Panmunjom Issues Statement KCNA 02 Jun 2005 -- A spokesman for the mission of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in Panmunjom issued a statement Wednesday in connection with the U.S. Department of Defense's unilateral announcement of the suspension of the joint field activities (JFA) for the U.S. remains that had been underway under the KPA-U.S. DoD Arrangement.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 02 Jun 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 992.
  • North Korea Ends Mission to Recover US MIA's VOA 02 Jun 2005 -- North Korea has declared an end to efforts to recover the remains of American soldiers missing in action since the 1950-1953 Korean War.
  • More Than 180 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage in May KCNA 02 Jun 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists perpetrated more than 180 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in May, according to a military source.
  • U.S. Projected Creation of "Rapid Task Force" under Fire KCNA 01 Jun 2005 -- U.S. President Bush recently talked about the need to create a "rapid task force" capable of coping with the crisis in those countries that fight for freedom or to be free from dictatorship.
  • American Heavyweights' Reckless Remarks Flailed KCNA 01 Jun 2005 -- Most recently the chairman of the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs of the International Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives let loose a whole string of balderdash against the south Korean authorities.
  • Aim of "Strategic Flexibility" Debunked KCNA 01 Jun 2005 -- The United States is currently trying to force south Korea to accept "strategic flexibility."
  • Kim Yong Chun Meets Angolan Armed Forces Delegation KCNA 01 Jun 2005 -- Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Kim Yong Chun, member of the DPRK National Defense Commission and chief of the General Staff of the KPA, met and had a friendly talk with the delegation of the Angolan armed forces headed by General Agostino Fernandes Nelumba, chief of the General Staff of the armed forces
  • Delegation of Angolan Armed Forces Arrives KCNA 01 Jun 2005 -- A delegation of the Angolan armed forces led by General Agostino Fernandes Nelumba, chief of its General Staff, arrived here Tuesday.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Women's Company KCNA 01 Jun 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 three revolution red flag women's company of KPA Unit 578 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Company KCNA 01 Jun 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 three revolution red flag company of KPA Unit 471.



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