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July 2005 North Korea Special Weapons News



  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service July. 25 - July. 31, 2005
  • North Korean Nuclear Disarmament Talks Enter Sixth Day VOA 31 Jul 20005 -- Negotiations on ending North Korea's nuclear programs are continuing for a sixth day in Beijing, with Pyongyang again signaling that it will rejoin the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and accept international inspections, if the current standoff is resolved.
  • Diplomats Continue Efforts to Find Common Ground in North Korea Nuclear Talks VOA 30 Jul 2005 -- Diplomats at the multilateral talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programs are trying to cobble together a preliminary statement of "agreed principles" on the fifth day of negotiation
  • Rice Calls for Progress at Six-Party Talks on North Korea Washington File 29 Jul 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says she hopes the "favorable atmosphere" surrounding the current round of Six-Party Talks to eliminate North Korea's nuclear weapons program produces solid results.
  • North Korea Nuclear Talks To Continue VOA 29 Jul 2005 -- Multilateral talks aimed at resolving the North Korea nuclear dispute will continue into Saturday, in a sign that a consensus has yet to emerge on how North Korea might abandon its nuclear programs
  • North Korea Talks Take "Friendly" Tone VOA 29 Jul 2005 -- Six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programs are continuing in Beijing in an atmosphere diplomats describe as "friendly" and "positive" - a far cry from the acrimony of the previous three rounds
  • Functions Held to Celebrate Day of Victory in War KCNA 29 Jul 2005 -- Multifarious functions were held in the DPRK on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.
  • Art Performances Mark Day of Victory in War KCNA 29 Jul 2005 -- The State Merited Chorus of the Korean People's Army and the State Theatrical Company separately gave performances at the People's Palace of Culture and the State Theatrical Theatre on July 27 to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.
  • Anniv. of Kim Jong Il's Work Marked KCNA 29 Jul 2005 -- It is nine years since the publication of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "The Juche Philosophy Is an Original Revolutionary Philosophy."
  • 1st Meeting of Panel for North-South Cooperation in Fisheries Opened KCNA 29 Jul 2005 -- The 1st meeting of the panel for north-south cooperation in fisheries took place in Kaesong from July 25 to 27 in accordance with the agreement of the 10th meeting of the North-South Committee for the Promotion of Economic Cooperation
  • Pyongyang Undertakes Face-lift KCNA 29 Jul 2005 -- Pyongyang, the capital city of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is changing its looks with the approach of the 60th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea
  • Working-level Contact Between North and South KCNA 29 Jul 2005 -- A working-level contact concerning August 15 north-south football matches for reunification was held in Kaesong on July 26 and 28.
  • Weekly on North Korea (July 22~28, 2005) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • White House Says No Separate Deal with Pyongyang VOA 28 Jul 2005 -- The United States and North Korea are continuing to meet on the sidelines of the six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions
  • Video Allegedly Shows North Korean Soldier Suffering From Malnutrition VOA 28 Jul 2005 -- South Korean human rights activists have released a video allegedly showing an active duty North Korean soldier suffering from malnutrition. If genuine, the video raises questions about whether North Korea's chronic food shortages are affecting the Armed Forces, which enjoy higher food privileges than the civilian population
  • US and North Korea Meet Again on the Sidelines of Six-Party Nuclear Talks VOA 28 Jul 2005 -- The United States and North Korea have held talks for the third time this week in a bid to find a way out of their dispute over the North's nuclear weapons programs. But the three-hour meeting on the sidelines of six-party nuclear talks yielded no breakthrough
  • 52nd Anniversary of Victory in War Commemorated KCNA 28 Jul 2005 -- The 52nd anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War was commemorated on July 26
  • Papers on 52nd Anniversary of Victory in War KCNA 28 Jul 2005 -- Papers Wednesday dedicate editorials to the 52nd anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War. Korea wrought a military miracle of having defeated the formidable imperialist enemy incomparably superior in number or in military technique and equipment, reversing the imagination and anticipation of the world, Rodong Sinmun says
  • Six-Party Talks Resume After 13-Month Hiatus VOA 27 Jul 2005 -- In Beijing, the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear-weapons program have resumed.
  • Concessions Seen as Crucial to Success of North Korean Talks VOA 27 Jul 2005 -- After a second day of talks on North Korea's nuclear-weapons programs, North Korea and the United States are still far apart on how to achieve Pyongyang's disarmament
  • North Korea Nuclear Talks Continue With Delegates Pushing for Substantive Progress VOA 27 Jul 2005 -- Senior diplomats have held a second day of talks in Beijing to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue.
  • Functions Held to Celebrate Day of Victory in War KCNA 27 Jul 2005 -- A presentation of wartime songs "Eternal Song of Victory of Songun" was made by war veterans from across the country in Pyongyang on July 25 to celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War (July 27, 1953).
  • Talks Held between DPRK and Thai Foreign Ministers KCNA 27 Jul 2005 -- Talks between DPRK Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun and his Thai counterpart Kantathi Suphamongkhon were held in Bangkok on July 24
  • Rodong Sinmun on Three Principles of National Reunification KCNA 27 Jul 2005 -- The three principles of national reunification--independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity--advanced by President Kim Il Sung are an immortal programme for the solution to the issue of Korea's reunification and a cornerstone of national reunification as they indicate the basic stand and way to settle the issue by the nation itself in keeping with its will and interests, says Rodong Sinmun
  • Annan commends participants for resumption of six-party talks on Korean Peninsula UN News Centre 26 Jul 2005 -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan warmly welcomed the resumption of the six-party talks in Beijing on the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea's (DPRK) nuclear weapons programme and said he would continue to work closely with the parties on this challenging set of issues.
  • First Day of Six Party Nuclear Talks Wraps Up VOA 26 Jul 2005 -- The first day of the latest North Korea nuclear talks has ended with some optimism about prospects for resolving the long-standing issue.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 26 Jul 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, inspected KPA Unit 503.
  • North Korea, U.S. Committed To Six-Party Talks RFE/RL 26 Jul 2005 -- North Korea's envoy to six-party talks over its controversial nuclear programs today spoke of the need for "real progress" in making the Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons.
  • Reconciliatory Remarks From U.S., North Korea As Talks Begin RFE/RL 26 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. and North Korea have made conciliatory remarks, as six-party talks get under way in China to address Pyongyang's nuclear program.
  • Six-Way Talks Called 'Polite And Civilized' RFE/RL 26 Jul 2005 -- Delegates meeting over North Korea's nuclear program say there's been a conciliatory tone to the talks that resumed in China today.
  • 4th Round of N Korea Disarmament Talks Open in Beijing VOA 26 Jul 2005 -- Senior diplomats from the United States, China, North and South Korea, Japan and Russia have resumed negotiations in Beijing aimed at disarming North Korea
  • US Ready for Extended Talks on North Korean Nuclear Program VOA 25 Jul 2005 -- The United States signaled Monday it is ready for extended negotiations in Beijing aimed at an accord ending North Korea's nuclear program. The chief U.S. delegate to the talks, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs Christopher Hill, met his North Korean counterpart on the eve of Tuesday's opening of a new round of the six-party talks
  • US and North Korea Meet Before Multilateral Nuclear Talks VOA 25 Jul 2005 -- U.S. and North Korean delegates met in Beijing before joining six-nation talks Tuesday on ending Pyongyang's nuclear-weapons programs.
  • Inspecting North Korea's Nuclear Capabilities A Challenge VOA 25 Jul 2005 -- If this week's six-party talks in Beijing make progress in convincing North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program, the task of verifying whether the Pyongyang government has truly disarmed is likely to prove challenging
  • U.S. Urged to Sincerely Approach Six-Party Talks KCNA 25 Jul 2005 -- The six-party talks to resume should be made to contribute to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, observes Rodong Sinmun Sunday in a signed article.
  • Japan Termed Filibuster against Six-Party Talks KCNA 25 Jul 2005 -- Several rounds of the six-party talks held so far proved fruitless. One of the serious blames for this rests with Japan.
  • KPA Praised as Invincible Army KCNA 25 Jul 2005 -- We will surely emerge victorious in the worthwhile general march for the Songun revolution as there is an invincible revolutionary army which loyally upholds the idea and leadership of Kim Jong Il in the van of the revolutionary ranks
  • KCNA Refutes Japanese Foreign Minister's Sophism KCNA 25 Jul 2005 -- Japanese Foreign Minister Machimura on July 17 let loose sophism that the six-party talks should take up the "human rights situation" in the DPRK.
  • KCNA Refutes U.S. Lawmaker's Reckless Remarks KCNA 25 Jul 2005 -- The chairman of the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs of the International Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, in a statement at a hearing claimed it is north Korea that threatens the stability in Northeast Asia."
  • DPRK Foreign Minister Leaves for Ministerial Meeting KCNA 25 Jul 2005 -- Paek Nam Sun, minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, left here Saturday to participate in the 12th ministerial meeting of the ASEAN Regional Forum to be held in Laos.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Companies KCNA 25 Jul 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 companies under KPA Unit 287.
  • Substantial Progress Expected in Nuclear Talks with North Korea VOA 24 Jul 2005 -- Delegations have been arriving in the Chinese capital for this week's negotiations on North Korea's nuclear weapons programs. North and South Korean negotiators met Sunday, and a spokesman says both sides hope for substantial progress in the six-nation talks.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service July. 18 - July. 24, 2005
  • Row over Pyongyang's Abduction of Japanese Threatens to Disrupt Nuclear Talks VOA 23 Jul 2005 -- As delegates to next week's nuclear disarmament talks with North Korea begin gathering in Beijing, the nations involved are already hinting at their individual agendas, providing a glimpse of what subjects may or may not be discussed.
  • Spokesman for DPRK FM Clarifies Principled Stand on Building Peace Mechanism on Korean Peninsula KCNA 23 Jul 2005 -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Friday issued a statement clarifying the principled stance on building a peace mechanism on the Korean Peninsula in the run-up to the 52nd anniversary of the conclusion of the Korean Armistice Agreement (KAA).
  • Adherence to Independent Stand Called for KCNA 23 Jul 2005 -- A bright prospect will open for the development of the inter-Korean relations and the national reunification only when the Koreans firmly maintain the independent stand on solving all the issues by depending on themselves, while placing the common interests of the nation above anything else.
  • South Side's Delegation Visits Various Places in Pyongyang KCNA 23 Jul 2005 -- The delegation of the south side led by Ko Un, chairman for reunification of the Association of Men of National Literature, which attended the meeting of Korean writers for implementing the June 15 joint declaration, Thursday visited various places in Pyongyang.
  • DPRK Delegation Leaves for Six-Party Talks KCNA 23 Jul 2005 -- DPRK delegation led by Kim Kye Gwan, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, left here Friday to participate in the six-party talks for settling the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the United States to open in Beijing on July 26
  • KCNA Refutes Threadbare Fiction about "North Korean Defector" KCNA 23 Jul 2005 -- Media in the United States and south Korea again floated the threadbare fiction about a "north Korean defector-asylum seeker."
  • Kim Jong Il Gives Field Guidance to New Saltern in Wonsan Bay KCNA 23 Jul 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave field guidance to the new saltern in Wonsan Bay which has put its production on a normal footing
  • Working Contact Made between Authorities of North and South KCNA 23 Jul 2005 -- A working-level contact between the authorities of the north and the south of Korea took place in Kaesong on July 22
  • Korean Writers Meet to Implement June 15 Joint Declaration KCNA 22 Jul 2005 -- A meeting of Korean writers for implementing the June 15 joint declaration was held at the People's Palace of Culture on Wednesday.
  • Greetings between Kim Yong Nam and Arroyo KCNA 22 Jul 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Philippine president exchanged messages of greetings on July 12 on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
  • Greetings between Foreign Ministers KCNA 22 Jul 2005 -- DPRK Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun and his Philippine Counterpart Alberto G. Romulo exchanged messages of greetings on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 22 Jul 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 2653.
  • North Korea Says US Peace Treaty Could Settle Nuclear Standoff VOA 22 Jul 2005 -- Just days before it ends a 13-month boycott of nuclear disarmament talks, North Korea has called for a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War.
  • Weekly on North Korea (July 15-21, 2005) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Inter-Korean Military Working Talks Held KCNA 20 Jul 2005 -- The third military working talks took place in the portion of the south side in Panmunjom today over the issue of implementing the agreement reached at the north-south general-level military talks.
  • KCNA Flails Japan's Attitude toward Six-Party Talks KCNA 20 Jul 2005 -- The international community is becoming increasingly concerned about the role of a filibuster to be played by Japan at the forthcoming six-party talks.
  • KCNA Flays U.S. Anti-DPRK Racket KCNA 20 Jul 2005 -- The "Freedom House", a reactionary organization in the United States, reportedly called a "meeting on north Korean human rights" on July 19.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Command of Its Unit KCNA 20 Jul 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 KPA Unit 118.
  • What Will It Take To Guarantee North Korea's Security? VOA 21 Jul 2005 -- Multinational talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons programs resume next week in Beijing after a 13-month hiatus. There is widespread agreement that economic incentives alone will not persuade the North to give up its nuclear capabilities. Pyongyang has long demanded a security guarantee from the United States in addition to compensation.
  • North Korea's "Human Traumas" Must Be Addressed, Congressman Says Washington File 20 Jul 2005 -- The international community cannot remain silent in the face of the "documented privations and depredations" being suffered by the people of North Korea, says Representative James Leach.
  • North Korean Refugees Frequent Victims of Human Trafficking Washington File 20 Jul 2005 -- Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery that thrives on coercion, fear and brutal exploitation, says Ambassador John Miller, the director of the State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
  • US Lawmakers, Activists Say Six-Party Talks Should Include North Korea's Human Rights Record VOA 20 Jul 2005 -- As preparations are under way for another (eds: July 26) round of six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear program, activists held a one-day conference in Washington (Tuesday) to highlight what they say is North Korea's abysmal human rights record.
  • Anniversary of DPRK-Russia Joint Declaration Marked KCNA 20 Jul 2005 -- Russian President V.V. Putin visited the DPRK from July 19 to 20, 2000 at the invitation of leader Kim Jong Il. Putin was the first head of state of Russia to visit the DPRK.
  • Fuller Play to Heroic Stamina of Songun Korea Called for KCNA 20 Jul 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Tuesday devotes a page to an editorial article titled "The general march of the Songun revolution is a heroic one in our times."
  • Optical Fiber Communication Cables Connected for TV Dialog between Separated Families and Relatives KCNA 20 Jul 2005 -- Optical fiber communication cables for TV dialog between separated families and relatives in the north and the south of Korea were connected under an agreement reached at the 15th inter-Korean ministerial talks and the inter-Korean working-level Red-Cross contact.
  • Koreans Called upon to Turn Out for Building Reunified Powerful Nation KCNA 20 Jul 2005 -- The joint slogans of the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea released on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the WPK include the slogan "Let us build on the land of three thousand-ri a powerful nation, independent, prosperous and reunified!"
  • Supreme Commander of KPA Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 20 Jul 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 Unit 937 honored with the title of Kum Song Lifeguard situated on the forefront.
  • Spokesman for DPRK FM Dismisses Sheer Lie Spread by Some Unsavory Forces KCNA 20 Jul 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Tuesday gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA refuting the sheer lie that a deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly allegedly working in the field of the munitions industry sought an "asylum" in south Korea
  • Top Military Officers from North and South Korea Agree To Increase Contacts VOA 20 Jul 2005 -- North and South Korean military authorities have agreed at their first face-to-face meeting in a year to set up hotlines to prevent naval clashes. The agreement was reached just days before the two Koreas are scheduled to take part in multi-national talks aimed at ending the North's nuclear-weapons programs.
  • Will North Korea Trade its Nukes for Electricity? VOA 20 Jul 2005 -- South Korea has offered to supply electricity directly to North Korea - as an inducement for Pyongyang to give up its nuclear programs. Seoul's offer this month is widely viewed as one of the main factors that influenced North Korea to end its 13-month boycott of multinational nuclear disarmament talks. With the resumption of those talks just days away, major questions about the electricity proposal remain unanswered
  • Bush Pleased by North Korea's Return to Talks VOA 19 Jul 2005 -- President Bush says he is pleased that North Korea has agreed to return to talks aimed at ending the country's nuclear weapons program
  • Confidence Building Based on Co-Existence Called for KCNA 19 Jul 2005 -- In order to orient the six-way talks to denuclearizing the whole Korean Peninsula it is important for the DPRK and the U.S. to seek a practical way of settling the nuclear issue.
  • DPRK-Russia Joint Declaration, New Chapter of Friendship KCNA 19 Jul 2005 -- July 19 is the fifth anniversary of the historic DPRK-Russia Joint Declaration.
  • Potential for Progress in New North Korea Nuclear Talks Uncertain VOA 19 Jul 2005 -- After more than a year of stalling, North Korea has agreed to resume negotiations about its nuclear weapons programs next week in Beijing. But experts and officials note this is the easy step. Whether Pyongyang will listen to proposals of the five other countries in the talks and come back with realistic responses remains a big question
  • White House Report, July 18: Iraq, North Korea Washington File 18 Jul 2005 -- IRAQIS TO CONTROL TRIAL; NO U.S. AID TO ELECTION CANDIDATES / PYONGYANG URGED TO BE "PREPARED TO MOVE FORWARD" AT TALKS
  • Rodong Sinmun on South-South Cooperation KCNA 18 Jul 2005 -- The target of development raised by the developing countries in the new century is to bring about a new turn in all fabrics of social life including economy and culture in conformity with the world's trend of development so as to reach the level of advanced countries.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Newly-built General Foodstuff Processing Factory under KPA Unit 534 KCNA 18 Jul 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 newly-built general foodstuff processing factory under KPA Unit 534.
  • U.S. Urged to Sincerely Approach Six-party Talks KCNA 18 Jul 2005 -- The United States should abandon its narrow-minded attitude and sincerely approach the six-way talks to be resumed with so much effort so that they may play their role.
  • Kim Jong Il Receives S. Korean Business Persons KCNA 18 Jul 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, received Chairperson of Hyundai Group Hyon Jong Un
  • NO INFORMATION ABOUT NORTH KOREAN DEFECTOR'S TAIWAN VISIT CLAIM: MOFA CNA 18 Jul 2005 -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has no knowledge about a claim by a North Korean defector that he visited Taiwan to promote sales of North Korea-developed ballistic missiles, a senior official said Monday.
  • Inter-Korean Contacts Expand As Talks Approach VOA 18 Jul 2005 -- With talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons programs set to resume next week, the two Koreas are expanding contacts with each other.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service July. 11 - July. 17, 2005
  • Enlarged Plenary Meeting of DPRK Cabinet Held KCNA 16 Jul 2005 -- An enlarged plenary meeting of the DPRK Cabinet was held. Premier Pak Pong Ju and members of the Cabinet attended the meeting.
  • SIX-PARTY TALKS: SECRETARY RICE 'GOT WHAT SHE CAME FOR' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 15 Jul 2005
  • South Koreans Fighting Eviction of a North Korean School in Tokyo VOA 15 Jul 2005 -- A group of South Koreans, including more than 30 members of that country's National Assembly, are appealing to Tokyo's metropolitan government not to evict a Korean elementary school from land that it has used rent-free from decades. What is remarkable about the support from South Korea is that the school is run by an association allied with communist North Korea.
  • Banquet Given for Special Envoy of Chinese President KCNA 15 Jul 2005 -- Premier of the DPRK Cabinet Pak Pong Ju hosted a banquet on Wednesday in honor of Councilor of the State Council of China Tang Jiaxuan, special envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao.
  • Sino-Korean Friendship Lauded KCNA 15 Jul 2005 -- To consolidate and develop traditional Sino-Korean friendship is an unshakable line of the Chinese party and government and true desire of the Chinese people, declared Chen Haosu, president of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
  • True Consciousness of Being Same Nation Called for KCNA 15 Jul 2005 -- The Korean nation should make the true consciousness of being the same nation laid down in the June 15 joint declaration the basis of the development of north-south relations, if it is to spur the inter-Korean relations and the movement for national reunification which are developing in the spirit of the joint slogans, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed article
  • Fresh Economic Upsurge in DPRK KCNA 15 Jul 2005 -- people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are effecting a new upswing in the efforts to implement the slogans jointly issued by the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea to greet its 60th anniversary.
  • Special Envoy of Chinese President Leaves KCNA 15 Jul 2005 -- Councilor of the State Council of China Tang Jiaxuan, special envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao, went back home Thursday after winding up his three-day visit to the DPRK.
  • Pak Pong Ju Meets Chinese Economic and Trade Delegation KCNA 15 Jul 2005 -- Premier of the DPRK Cabinet Pak Pong Ju met and had a friendly conversation with the economic and trade delegation of Jilin Province, China led by Tian Xueren, vice-governor of the Jilin Provincial People's Government, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
  • Weekly Update on the Status of North Korea (July 1~14, 2005) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Officials Rush to Prepare for Resumed Nuclear Talks With North Korea VOA 14 Jul 2005 -- Senior Asian and U.S. diplomats are rushing to make the most of limited time to prepare for the resumption of talks aimed at North Korea's nuclear disarmament. With negotiations scheduled to resume before the end of this month, the United States and its partners are comparing notes to improve the chances of the talks' success
  • Kim Jong Il Meets Hu Jintao's Special Envoy KCNA 14 Jul 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, Wednesday met Tang Jiaxuan, councilor of the State Council of China who is special envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Consolidating Political and Ideological Position KCNA 14 Jul 2005 -- The current general march for glorifying the grand October festival should be made a process of an all-out revolutionary ideological offensive to immensely increase the might of our political and ideological position, says Rodong Sinmun in an editorial Wednesday
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Special Envoy of Chinese President KCNA 14 Jul 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Wednesday met and conversed with Councilor of the State Council of China Tang Jiaxuan, special envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao
  • Jong Ha Chol Meets Chinese Delegation KCNA 14 Jul 2005 -- Jong Ha Chol, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, met and had a friendly conversation with the delegation of the National Radio, Film and Television Agency of China
  • Chinese Delegations Here KCNA 14 Jul 2005 -- An economic and trade delegation of Jilin Province, China headed by Tian Xueren, vice-governor of the Jilin Provincial People's Government, and a friendship delegation of Jilin Yuwen Middle School headed by its Party Secretary Liu Hongji arrived here Wednesday.
  • Rice Welcomes South Korea's Energy Proposal for North Korea Washington File 13 Jul 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the United States welcomes a proposal by South Korea to meet some of North Korea's energy needs in exchange for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula.
  • U.S. Upholds Six-Party Solution to North Korean Weapons Issue Washington File 13 Jul 2005 -- The United States remains committed to the Six-Party Talks and opposed to a bilateral approach to resolving the issue of North Korea's nuclear weapons program, says Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
  • Rice Backs Seoul's North Korea Electricity Proposal, Insists On Full Nuclear Disarmament VOA 13 Jul 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has expressed support for a South Korean proposal to provide energy to North Korea in exchange for nuclear disarmament. However, she has emphasized that the next round of nuclear talks must produce progress on ending all of North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.
  • Remarks of Commander of U.S. Forces in S. Korea Denounced KCNA 13 Jul 2005 -- Laporte, commander of the U.S. forces in south Korea, in a recent interview with a south Korean broadcasting service, made extremely provocative and bellicose remarks that the U.S. is capable of deterring and defeating the DPRK, while saying this or that about the latter's access to nuclear weapons.
  • Rodong Sinmun on "By Our Nation Itself" KCNA 13 Jul 2005 -- "By our nation itself" is the main spirit of the June 15 era of reunification whereby the 70 million Koreans are to valiantly meet all challenges of history and win victory in the cause of reunification, says Rodong Sinmun in a signed article Tuesday
  • Reception Given to Mark Anniversary of DPRK-China Treaty KCNA 13 Jul 2005 -- The Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and the Central Committee of the Korea-China Friendship Association co-hosted a reception at the Chongryu Restaurant Monday evening
  • Special Envoy of Chinese President Arrives Here KCNA 13 Jul 2005 -- Councilor of the State Council of China Tang Jiaxuan, special envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao, arrived here Tuesday.
  • 10th Inter-Korean Economic Meeting Closes KCNA 13 Jul 2005 -- The tenth meeting of the North-South Committee for the Promotion of Economic Cooperation that was kicked off in Seoul on July 10 closed Tuesday
  • Talks between Delegations of DPRK SPA and EP Held KCNA 13 Jul 2005 -- Talks between a delegation of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and a delegation of the European Parliament were held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Tuesday
  • Paek Nam Sun Meets Delegation of Italian Foreign Ministry KCNA 13 Jul 2005 -- Paek Nam Sun, foreign minister of the DPRK, met and had a talk with the delegation of Italian Foreign Ministry headed by Vice-Minister Margherita Boniver at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Italian Foreign Ministry Delegation KCNA 13 Jul 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly talk with a delegation of the Italian Foreign Ministry led by Vice-Minister Margherita Boniver at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Tuesday.
  • Talks between DRPK FM and Special Envoy of Chinese President KCNA 13 Jul 2005 -- Talks between DPRK Minister of Foreign Affairs Paek Nam Sun and Councilor of the State Council of China Tang Jiaxuan, special envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao, were held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today
  • Pak Pong Ju Meets Special Envoy of Chinese President KCNA 13 Jul 2005 -- Pak Pong Ju, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, met and had a friendly conversation with Tang Jiaxuan, councilor of the State Council of China, who is special envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Tuesday
  • Chinese Delegation Arrives KCNA 13 Jul 2005 -- A delegation of the National Radio, Film and Television Agency of China led by Deputy Director General Lei Yuanliang arrived here Tuesday.
  • Special Envoy of Chinese President Feted KCNA 13 Jul 2005 -- The DPRK government hosted a banquet in honor of Councilor of the State Council of China Tang Jiaxuan, special envoy of Chinese President Hu Jintao on a visit to the DPRK, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Tuesday evening.
  • Rice Urges North Korea To Dismantle Nuclear Weapons Program Washington File 12 Jul 2005 -- The resumption of the Six-Party Talks in late July will be an opportunity for North Korea officials to make "a firm demonstration of their commitment" to end their nuclear weapons program, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says.
  • Six-Party Talks Only Course for North Korea, Rice Says Washington File 12 Jul 2005 -- The government of North Korea is finally recognizing that the "entire world" sees the Six-Party Talks as the "only course open" to address that country's nuclear program, according to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
  • South Korea Electricity For North If Pyongyang Ends Nuke Programs VOA 12 Jul 2005 -- South Korea's government says it will directly supply electricity to North Korea if Pyongyang gives up its nuclear weapons programs. The offer is at the heart of Seoul's latest initiative to persuade Pyongyang to disarm.
  • US and Japan Seek Concrete Results in Korea Talks VOA 12 Jul 2005 -- The United States and Japan have agreed that concrete results concerning North Korea's nuclear weapons development must come out of re-started six-party talks later this month.
  • Paek Nam Sun Meets Manager of New York Times KCNA 12 Jul 2005 -- Paek Nam Sun, foreign minister of the DPRK, met and had a talk with Arthur Sulzburger, manager of the New York Times, and his party at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
  • Yang Hyong Sop Meets Chinese Delegation and Manager of New York Times KCNA 12 Jul 2005 -- Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, met and had a friendly talk with the delegation of the Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament led by its Vice-President Liu Jingqin at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
  • U.S. Anti-DPRK Vituperation Assailed KCNA 12 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. diplomatic boss in a recent radio interview, crying over DPRK's "nuclear threat," threw together the balderdash that north Korea cannot join the international community unless it abandons nuclear weapons.
  • Maintenance of National Independence Urged KCNA 12 Jul 2005 -- National independence serves as a powerful weapon to achieve the reunification of the country and national prosperity, declares Rodong Sinmun in an article Monday.
  • Fuller Play to Politico-Ideological Might Called for KCNA 12 Jul 2005 -- The politico-ideological might of the single-mindedly united revolutionary ranks is an engine for winning a sure victory in Korean-style socialism advancing under the banner of the Songun while foiling all moves of imperialists to isolate and stifle it.
  • Farm Machine Accessory Production Goes Up KCNA 12 Jul 2005 -- accessory factories and trailed farm implement factories throughout the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have mass-produced various kinds of farm machine accessories.
  • KCNA Blasts U.S. New Move for Sanctions against DPRK KCNA 12 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. recently launched one more offensive for sanctions against some economic institutions in the DPRK allegedly on suspicion of their involvement in proliferating weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
  • Italian Foreign Ministry Delegation Here KCNA 12 Jul 2005 -- A delegation of the Italian Foreign Ministry led by its Vice-Minister Margherita Boniver arrived here today.
  • U.S. Supports North Korea's Return to Six-Party Talks AFPS 11 Jul 2005 -- Defense Department officials joined Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and President Bush in welcoming North Korea's announcement that it plans to rejoin talks focused on eliminating nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula.
  • Annan welcomes agreement to re-start talks on DPR of Korea UN News Centre 11 Jul 2005 -- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the agreement reached in Beijing by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and United States negotiators to resume the six-party talks aimed at achieving a peaceful resolution of the DPRK nuclear issue.
  • North and South Korea Prepare For Resumption of Nuclear Talks VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- On the eve of a visit by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, South Korean officials are welcoming North Korea's plans to return to talks about its nuclear-weapons programs. But the United States and South Korea caution the new round of nuclear negotiations must produce progress, and not just words.
  • Japan Says Abducted Japanese Must Be on Korea Talks Agenda VOA 11 Jul 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in Japan late Monday ahead of talks Tuesday with top Japanese officials.
  • Spokesman for DPRK FM on Contact between Heads of DPRK and U.S. Dels KCNA 11 Jul 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA Sunday as regards the contact made between the heads of the DPRK and the U.S. delegations to the six-party talks.
  • Reception Given by Chinese Charge d'Affaires KCNA 11 Jul 2005 -- Chinese Charge d'Affaires a.i. here Guan Huabing gave a reception at the embassy on Saturday evening on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the signing of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance.
  • Inter-Korean Economic Cooperation Meeting Kicked Off KCNA 11 Jul 2005 -- -- The 10th meeting of the North-South Committee for the Promotion of Economic Cooperation was kicked off Sunday in Seoul under an agreement reached at the 15th North-South Ministerial Talks.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets CPC Delegation KCNA 11 Jul 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly talk with a delegation of the Communist Party of China (CPC)
  • Anniv. of Demise of Kim Il Sung Commemorated KCNA 11 Jul 2005 -- Remembrance concerts and meetings and other functions were held in different parts of the country on the occasion of the 11th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung.
  • North Side's Delegation Leaves for Seoul KCNA 11 Jul 2005 -- A north side's delegation led by Choe Yong Gon, vice-minister of Construction and Building Materials Industries who is the north side's chairman of the Committee for the Promotion of the North-South Economic Cooperation, left here
  • All Koreans Called upon to Remain True to Three Charters for Nat'l Reunification KCNA 11 Jul 2005 -- The three principles of national reunification, the ten-point programme for the great unity of the whole nation and the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo are the three charters for national reunification.
  • Stronger Unity in Songun Revolution Called for KCNA 11 Jul 2005 -- The present era in which leader Kim Jong Il's Songun politics has been pursued in all fields marks a golden era in the history of the unity in the Korean revolution.
  • Contacts between Heads of DPRK and U.S. Delegations to Sixth-Party Talks Made KCNA 11 Jul 2005 -- DPRK Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan and U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who are heads of their countries' delegations to the six-party talks, met in Beijing on July 9.
  • Delegation of European Parliament Here KCNA 11 Jul 2005 -- A delegation of the European Parliament headed by Ursula Stenzel, chairperson of the Sub-Committee for the Korean Peninsula of the parliament, arrived here today.
  • CPC Delegation Here KCNA 11 Jul 2005 -- A delegation of the Communist Party of China headed by Xi Jinping, member of the Central Committee of the CPC who is also secretary of the Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the CPC, arrived here on Saturday.
  • South Side's Delegation Here KCNA 11 Jul 2005 -- The south side's delegation led by Ko Un, permanent chairperson of the south side's committee of the North-South Committee for the Joint Compilation of "Big Korean Dictionary", arrived here today
  • DPR of Korea: children malnourished and underweight despite progress, says UN UN News Centre 11 Jul 2005 -- Despite some progress since the famine of the mid-1990s, children in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) are still malnourished and underweight by United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) standards.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service July. 4 - July. 10, 2005
  • Rice Welcomes Resumption of Six-Party Talks Washignton File 10 Jul 2005 -- Plans for the resumption of multilateral talks the week of July 25 on eliminating nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula is "welcome news," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says.
  • Secretary Rice Welcomes North Korea's Return To Nuclear Talks VOA 10 Jul 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on a visit to Beijing, has welcomed North Korea's return to multi-party nuclear disarmament talks later this month. But she stressed that simply resuming dialogue was not enough and progress must be made this time around.
  • North Korea Agrees to Rejoin Six-Nation Nuclear Talks VOA 09 Jul 2005 -- After more than a year of refusals, North Korea has agreed to rejoin six-nation talks aimed at ending its nuclear weapons programs. The announcement came as U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in China for talks on the North's nuclear programs, and followed secret talks between U.S. and North Korean officials in Beijing.
  • Functions Held to Commemorate Anniversary of Demise of Kim Il Sung
  • North Korea To Return To Six-Party Talks RFE/RL 09 Jul 2005 -- North Korea's state news agency KCNA says Pyongyang has agreed to return to stalled six-way talks on its nuclear-weapons program.
  • Secretary of State Rice in China to Discuss North Korean Nuclear Issue VOA 09 Jul 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has arrived in Beijing, saying she plans to ask Chinese leaders how to re-start the six-party talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.
  • KCNA 08 Jul 2005 -- A remembrance meeting of workers and members of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea (GFTUK) and an oath-taking meeting of agricultural workers were held Wednesday on the occasion of the 11th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung.
  • More Rallies Held to Vow to Carry Out Joint Slogans KCNA 08 Jul 2005 -- Mass rallies took place in Jagang and North Hamgyong Provinces and at the Ministry of Railways and a rally was held by servicepersons of the Ministry of People's Security on July 5 and 6
  • U.S. Reckless War Moves Denounced KCNA 08 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. is describing the deployment of F-117 Stealth fighter bombers as a "regular rotational deployment" after replacing the "OPLAN 5029", a war scenario against the DPRK, by what it called "CONPLAN 5029."
  • Eternal Leader of People KCNA 08 Jul 2005 -- Eleven years have passed since President Kim Il Sung demised in July.
  • Vol. 59 of Kim Il Sung's Complete Works Published KCNA 07 Jul 2005 -- Vol. 59 of Kim Il Sung's Complete Works, a library of the great Juche idea which systematically and comprehensively deals with the famous works of President Kim Il Sung in chronological order, was brought out by the Publishing House of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • President Kim Il Sung Remembered KCNA 07 Jul 2005 -- A remembering meeting of youths and students was held at the education ground in front of the Mangyongdae Revolutionary Museum Tuesday on the 11th anniversary of the demise of President Kim Il Sung.
  • Provincial Mass Rallies Held in DPRK KCNA 07 Jul 2005 -- Mass rallies were held in South and North Phyongan, South and North Hwanghae, Kangwon, South Hamgyong and Ryanggang provinces Tuesday
  • Provincial Mass Rallies Held in DPRK KCNA 07 Jul 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed article calls upon the world revolutionary people to maintain high vigilance and dynamically conduct the revolutionary ideological and cultural offensive to check and frustrate the imperialists' psychological warfare.
  • Fulfillment of Kim Il Sung's Behests Urged KCNA 07 Jul 2005 -- President Kim Il Sung's behests on national reunification are an encyclopedia and a library
  • Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Last Work Marked KCNA 07 Jul 2005 -- President Kim Il Sung convened a consultative meeting of senior officials in the economic field in the last days of his life eleven years ago
  • U.S. Troops' Escape Exercise Flailed KCNA 07 Jul 2005 -- The Solidarity for Implementing the South-North Joint Declaration reportedly issued a statement on July 1 under the title "Escape Exercise in Preparation for Preemptive Attack
  • Efficacious Mud Goods Made in DPRK KCNA 07 Jul 2005 -- Various kinds of mud goods made in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are popular in local and foreign markets for their medicinal and nutritive properties
  • First Armed Organization of Korea KCNA 07 Jul 2005 -- The idea of attaching importance to arms has been thoroughly applied in the Korean revolution.
  • KPA Servicepersons Vow to Implement Joint Slogans KCNA 06 Jul 2005 -- rally of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces was held at the April 25 House of Culture Monday to vow to implement to the letter the joint slogans published by the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK)
  • Korean People Called upon to Emerge Victorious in "100-Day Campaign" KCNA 06 Jul 2005 -- The participants in the Pyongyang mass rally held at Kim Il Sung Square on July 3 called for waging with loyalty a dynamic "100-day campaign" to glorify the 60th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea as a grand festival of victors.
  • U.S. Shameless Assertions Refuted KCNA 06 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. chief executive was reported to have expressed deep concern about the DPRK's declaration of its access to nuclear weapons at a recent U.S.-EU annual summit in the White House.
  • Chinese Delegation Here KCNA 06 Jul 2005 -- The delegation of the Chinese People's Association for Peace and Disarmament led by its Vice-President Liu Jingqin arrived here Tuesday.
  • Invariable Idea of WPK's Foreign Policy Reclarified KCNA 05 Jul 2005 -- The Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea in their joint slogans published on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the WPK foundation reiterated that the independence, peace and friendship are the invariable idea of the WPK's foreign policy
  • Anniversary of Three Principles of National Reunification Observed KCNA 05 Jul 2005 -- The publication of the three principles of national reunification through the July 4 joint statement was a brilliant fruition of the far-sighted wisdom and ardent patriotic will of President Kim Il Sung and his leadership over the struggle for national reunification.
  • Construction of Power Stations and Roads and Forestation in Mt. Paektu Area KCNA 05 Jul 2005 -- The construction of power stations, power transmission lines, bridges and roads is going on simultaneously with that of dwelling houses and cultural and sport facilities in the Mt. Paektu area of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Papers Call for Carrying through Joint Slogans KCNA 04 Jul 2005 -- Papers Sunday editorially say that the joint slogans of the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea published in the run-up to the 60th anniversary of the WPK are a militant banner calling upon all the Party members, the whole army and all the people to turn out in an all-out charge to glorify the holiday of October.
  • U.S. Escape Exercise Disclosed KCNA 04 Jul 2005 -- It was recently disclosed that the U.S. troops stationed in south Korea have conducted in extreme secrecy the exercises for escaping from the Korean Peninsula to provide for the operations for a preemptive attack upon the north
  • Adherence to Principle of National Independence in Nat'l Reunification Called for KCNA 04 Jul 2005 -- The Korean nation's struggle for achieving national reunification is, in essence, the struggle to retake the sovereignty of the nation that was trampled down by foreign forces and realize national independence all over the country.
  • Pyongyang Mass Rally Held KCNA 04 Jul 2005 -- A Pyongyang mass rally of over 100,000 working people from all walks of life took place at Kim Il Sung Square Sunday to carry through the joint slogans
  • RS. Calls for foiling Imperialists' Moves for Ideological and Cultural Poisoning KCNA 04 Jul 2005 -- The struggle against the imperialists' moves for ideological and cultural poisoning at the present is the struggle to defend the consciousness of national independence and accelerate the building of a new society and, at the same time, the main link of the anti-imperialist struggle
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service June. 27 - July. 3, 2005
  • Over 170 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage Committed against DPRK in June KCNA 02 Jul 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists have become more desperate in their aerial espionage against the DPRK
  • Joint Slogans of CC. and CMC of WPK Issued KCNA 02 Jul 2005 -- Joint slogans of the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea were made public Saturday on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the WPK.
  • Cultural and Public Buildings Built in Mt. Paektu Area KCNA 02 Jul 2005 -- Many cultural and public buildings, as well as dwelling houses, have been constructed in the Mt. Paektu area in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • DPRK Government Economic Delegation Comes Back KCNA 02 Jul 2005 -- The DPRK government economic delegation headed by Minister of Foreign Trade Rim Kyong Man returned home today
  • DPRK Hit by Rainstorm KCNA 02 Jul 2005 -- Different areas of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea were hit by a strong wind and disastrous rainstorm.
  • Construction of Taean Friendship Glass Factory Progresses 85 Percent KCNA 01 Jul 2005 -- One year has passed since the start of the construction of the Taean Friendship Glass Factory on July 1 last year, which is now under way amid the deep concern of the parties, governments and peoples of the DPRK and China
  • Housing Construction in Thick Forests KCNA 01 Jul 2005 -- The Mt. Paektu area has changed beyond recognition in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea over the last five years.



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