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September 2005 North Korea Special Weapons News



  • Pledge by DPR of Korea to abandon nuclear weapons hailed at UN atomic conference UN News Centre 30 Sep 2005 -- The General Conference of the United Nations atomic watchdog wound up its meetings today, adopting resolutions on various nuclear issues, including the implementation of safeguards in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the application of safeguards in the Middle East.
  • Six-Party Talks Still Face "Perilous" Times, State's Hill Says Washington File 30 Sep 2005 -- Tough negotiations still are ahead for the Six-Party Talks, despite a successful end to the fourth round of negotiations aimed at removing the threat of nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula, says Christopher Hill, the top U.S. envoy for the talks.
  • Intensified Anti-Imperialist Struggle against War Called for KCNA 30 Sep 2005 -- Imperialists are blatantly perpetrating military intervention and aggression against the progressive countries, persisting in their high-handed and arbitrary practices.
  • Stronger National Unity Called for KCNA 30 Sep 2005 -- The Korean nation should put further spurs to the struggle to strengthen the great national unity under the uplifted banner of "By our nation itself" in order to more dynamically push forward the cause of national reunification on the basis of the present stirring reality and elated enthusiasm.
  • Reception Given on Occasion of PRC Anniversary KCNA 30 Sep 2005 -- The Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and the Central Committee of the DPRK-China Friendship Association hosted a reception at Pyongyang Koryo Hotel Wednesday evening on the occasion of the 56th anniversary of the foundation of the People's Republic of China.
  • Chinese Government Delegation to Visit DPRK KCNA 30 Sep 2005 -- A government delegation of the People's Republic of China headed by Wu Yi, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and vice-premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, will soon visit the DPRK on the invitation of the DPRK government.
  • DPRK Delegation Leaves Havana KCNA 30 Sep 2005 -- The DPRK delegation led by Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, left Havana on Sept. 27
  • Weekly on North Korea (Sep.23-Sep.29, 2005) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Pakistan Says North Korea Nuclear Ties 'Closed Chapter' RFE/RL 29 Sep 2005 -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz today said his country has given South Korea all the information it has about suspected exchanges of nuclear technology with North Korea and considers the issue "a closed chapter."
  • Pakistan Calls North Korea Nuclear Ties 'A Closed Chapter' VOA 29 Sep 2005 -- Pakistan's prime minister has said his country has shared with South Korea the limited information it has about North Korea's nuclear program, and that his government is in favor of a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.
  • U.S. Nuclear Attack Exercise against DPRK Disclosed KCNA 29 Sep 2005 -- It was disclosed by a confidential document of the U.S. air force that the U.S. staged a nuclear attack exercise against the DPRK in 1998, according to south Korean CBS and SBS.
  • Power Station No. 2 of Wiwon Forestry Station Commissioned KCNA 29 Sep 2005 -- Power Station No. 2 of the Wiwon Forestry Station has been built and commissioned.
  • Kim Jong Il's Selected Works Vol. 15 Published KCNA 29 Sep 2005 -- Kim Jong Il's Selected Works Vol. 15, which comprehensively deals with his famous works, was brought out by the Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House
  • Posters Celebrating 60th Birthday of WPK Produced KCNA 29 Sep 2005 -- Posters of Kimilsungia- Kimjongilia exhibition for celebrating the 60th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea have been brought out to significantly decorate the grand festival of October.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Idea of "By Our Nation Itself" KCNA 29 Sep 2005 -- Anti-north rackets reminding of the era of confrontation between the north and the south in "cooperation" with the foreign forces are being kicked up in south Korea, laying obstacles in the way of developing the inter-Korean relations and keeping an atmosphere of national reunification.
  • US Warns North Korea Not to Pull Out of Agreement VOA 28 Sep 2005 -- The top U.S. official to six party talks on North Korea's nuclear program says the agreement reached last week in Beijing is a good first step.
  • DPRK's Stand on Solution to Nuclear Issue Reiterated KCNA 28 Sep 2005 -- The DPRK will closely follow how the U.S. will move at the phase of "action for action" in the future.
  • U.S. Human Rights Offensive against DPRK Blasted KCNA 28 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. is citing not only the nuclear issue but the "human rights issue" for escalating its moves to stifle the DPRK.
  • WHO Southeast Asian Regional Office Chief Here KCNA 28 Sep 2005 -- Director of the Regional Office for South-East Asia of the WHO Samlee Plianbangchang and his party arrived here Tuesday.
  • Successes Made in Light Industry KCNA 28 Sep 2005 -- Signal achievements have been made in the sector of light industry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, in hearty response to the joint slogans issued by the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea on the occasion of its 60th birthday
  • Rodong Sinmun on Line of Independent Reunification KCNA 27 Sep 2005 -- The idea and line of the Workers' Party of Korea on national reunification have given full play to great vitality with the support of all the fellow countrymen as they are the original and patriotic idea and line embodying national independence and the scientific and realistic idea and line serving as the most correct guidelines of the reunification movement.
  • Talks Held between DPRK and Cuban Delegations KCNA 27 Sep 2005 -- Talks were held between the DPRK delegation headed by Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, and the Cuban delegation led by Carlos Rage, vice-president of the Council of State, in Havana on Sept. 24.
  • DPRK to Closely Follow How U.S. Will Move at Phase of Action in Future KCNA 26 Sep 2005 -- The DPRK's stand to seek a negotiated solution to the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. remains consistent.
  • Japan's Policy of Toeing U.S. Line under Fire KCNA 26 Sep 2005 -- Japan's policy of toeing the U.S. line is aimed to find a way out under the U.S. patronage and support and attain its sinister purpose, says Rodong Sinmun Sunday in a signed commentary dealing with Japan's policy of toeing the U.S. line that has become all the more undisguised in the new century.
  • U.S. Nuclear Hysteria Assailed KCNA 26 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. is contemplating working out new guidelines for the use of nuclear weapons, rejecting the existing ones.
  • Joint Slogans Serve as Banner of Socialist Cause: Rodong Sinmun KCNA 26 Sep 2005 -- The joint slogans published by the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea on the occasion of its 60th founding anniversary serve as a banner of the world progressive people aspiring after independence and socialism as they clarify the ways of frustrating all the moves of the imperialists for domination and defending and advancing the cause of socialism and independence. Rodong Sinmun Saturday observes this in a signed article.
  • Member of House of Lords of UK and His Party Arrive KCNA 26 Sep 2005 -- of the House of Lords Guthrie, former chief of the General Staff of the British army, and his party arrived here today.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Sept. 19 - Sept. 25, 2005
  • Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Work Marked KCNA 24 Sep 2005 -- A national meeting was held at the People's Palace of Culture Friday to mark the 40th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's famous work "To Give Full Play to the Great Vitality of the Unified and Detailed Planning of the National Economy."
  • UN Secretary General Meets Head of DPRK Delegation KCNA 24 Sep 2005 -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan on Sept. 21 met Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Su Hon who is leading the DPRK delegation to the 60th Session of the UN General Assembly.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Art Performance KCNA 24 Sep 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, together with KPA servicepersons, enjoyed an art performance given by the art squads of KPA Units 966 and 337.
  • State's Schulte Says North Korea Now Must Implement Commitments Washington File 23 Sep 2005 -- North Korea has committed to abandoning all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs and soon will resume adhering to international nuclear safeguards, says the chief U.S. representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
  • WFP Says It Will Remain in North Korea VOA 23 Sep 2005 -- Contrary to media reports, the United Nations World Food Program says North Korea has not told the agency to end its humanitarian operations and to leave the country.
  • Weekly on North Korea (Sep. 16-22, 2005) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • North Korea Reiterates Demand for Light-Water Reactors VOA 22 Sep 2005 -- North Korea has reiterated its demand that the United States immediately provide it with civilian nuclear reactors.
  • Bolstering Revolutionary Armed Forces Called for KCNA 22 Sep 2005 -- The joint slogans issued by the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea on the occasion of its 60th birthday are significantly heightening the mettle of the Korean People's Army to win sure victory.
  • Vigilance against U.S. Attempt for Preemptive Nuclear Attack Called for KCNA 22 Sep 2005 -- A draft "doctrine for joint nuclear operation" was made public by the U.S. Department of Defense on Sept. 10.
  • Joint Slogans Praised as Banner of Struggle for Victory in Movement for National Reunification KCNA 22 Sep 2005 -- The joint slogans released by the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the WPK represent the unshakable will of the WPK to lead the present era of independent reunification to victory, true to President Kim Il Sung's idea and line of national reunification, Rodong Sinmun Wednesday says in a signed article
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Company and Power Station KCNA 22 Sep 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, inspected a company of KPA Unit 916 and a power station built by KPA Unit 966.
  • North Korea Orders Change in International Aid Agency Operations VOA 22 Sep 2005 -- North Korea has ordered international aid agencies to stop distributing emergency food by the end of the year, which is likely to hurt efforts to monitor food distribution within the impoverished nation.
  • SIX-PARTY TALKS: 'THE AGREEMENT THAT WASN'T' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 21 Sep 2005
  • Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry on Six-Party Talks KCNA 21 Sep 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement in connection with the close of the fourth six-party talks. Its full text reads as follows
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Directing All Efforts to Harvesting KCNA 21 Sep 2005 -- All the agricultural workers and helpers should give full play to the might of the campaign for directing all efforts again in the harvesting campaign
  • Rodong Sinmun on Strong Rural Class Base KCNA 21 Sep 2005 -- Korean socialist system, under which the genuine life of the popular masses is in bloom, is ever-victorious as long as there is the invincible revolutionary base, rural class base daily strengthening under the Songun leadership of the great Workers' Party of Korea.
  • DPRK Delegation Back Home KCNA 21 Sep 2005 -- A DPRK delegation led by Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan returned home Tuesday after participating in the six-party talks on the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. in Beijing.
  • National Music and Dance Performance Held KCNA 21 Sep 2005 -- A national music and dance performance "Our Nation Is Best" was given at the Yun I Sang Concert Hall in Pyongyang recently.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Art Performance KCNA 21 Sep 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, together with servicepersons of the People's Army, enjoyed an art performance given by art squads of KPA Units 630 and 526.
  • China, U.S., Japan Urge North Korea To Stick To Commitments RFE/RL 20 Sep 2005 -- China, the United States, and Japan have urged North Korea to stick to commitments after Pyongyang had said it won't dismantle its nuclear weapons program until it gets light-water reactors.
  • North Korea: Is Nuclear Agreement Unraveling Already? RFE/RL 20 Sep 2005 -- Two years of tense negotiations reached a climax yesterday in Beijing, when North Korea agreed in principle to give up its nuclear-weapons program
  • North Korea Nuclear Agreement Leaves Key Points Unresolved VOA 20 Sep 2005 -- North Korea's demand for a nuclear reactor as a precondition to abandon its nuclear weapons ambitions has dampened the elation that greeted the six-nation agreement signed on Monday
  • U.S. Stance on North Korea Clear: No Compliance, No Nuclear Energy Washington File 20 Sep 2005 -- The ink is barely dry on the joint statement signed September 19 by North and South Korea, China, Japan, Russia and the United States, but press reports already are circulating about conflicting interpretations of the agreement.
  • North Korea Demands Civilian Nuclear Reactor VOA 20 Sep 2005 -- North Korea has thrown a major obstacle in front of an agreement it joined just one day earlier, by demanding the United States provide it with a civilian nuclear reactor before Pyongyang makes any moves toward disarmament.
  • US, Russia Dismiss North Korea's Nuclear Reactor Demand VOA 20 Sep 2005 -- The United States and Russia are not taking seriously North Korea's demand that it be given a light water reactor before dismantling its nuclear weapons program.
  • China Says All Parties Should Respect North Korea Nuclear Disarmament Agreement VOA 20 Sep 2005 -- China is calling on all nations involved in the North Korean nuclear disarmament process to fulfill their commitments.
  • Kim Jong Il Gives On-the-spot Guidance to Moranbong Theatre KCNA 20 Sep 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave on-the-spot guidance to the Monranbong Theatre now under reconstruction on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the WPK.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Line of Independent Reunification KCNA 20 Sep 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article stresses that the line of the Workers' Party of Korea to achieve independent reunification of the country is consistent and steadfast.
  • Joint Statement Released at Six-Party Talks KCNA 20 Sep 2005 -- A joint statement was issued at the six-party talks held in Beijing. Its full text is as follows
  • North Korea Agrees To Give Up Nuclear Programs RFE/RL 19 Sep 2005 -- North Korea has agreed to abandon its nuclear weapons and other nuclear programs and will also return to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
  • IAEA Chief Welcomes North Korean Breakthrough RFE/RL 19 Sep 2005 -- The head of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Muhammad el-Baradei, today welcomed North Korea's decision to abandon its atomic weapons and other nuclear programs and to return to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
  • North Korea: Pyongyang Agrees To Give Up Nuclear Program RFE/RL 19 Sep 2005 -- North Korea pledged today that it will give up all of its nuclear weapons and programs and return to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty.
  • North Korea Agrees To Abandon Its Nuclear Weapons Programs Washington File 19 Sep 2005 -- After weeks of negotiations, North Korea has agreed to abandon its nuclear weapons programs.
  • Diplomats Welcome N. Korean Decision to Abandon Nuclear Program, Wait for Verification VOA 19 Sep 2005 -- International diplomats in New York for the U.N. General Assembly meeting have welcomed North Korea's decision to abandon it nuclear weapons program.
  • Bush Welcomes North Korea Nuclear Agreement as Positive Step VOA 19 Sep 2005 -- President Bush has cautiously welcomed North Korea's pledge to give up its nuclear weapons.
  • Chinese Delegation Feted KCNA 19 Sep 2005 -- The DPRK Cabinet hosted a banquet at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Friday evening in honor of the delegation of the China State Electric Network Corporation participating in the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Korea-China Hydro-Electric Power Company.
  • DPRK Can Never Accept U.S. Brigandish Demand KCNA 19 Sep 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK delegation participating in the six-party talks for the solution of the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. was interviewed by world media in Beijing Friday.
  • All Koreans Urged to Fulfil Their Responsibilities in Movement for Nat'l Reunification KCNA 19 Sep 2005 -- The cause of national reunification to establish national sovereignty throughout Korea, realize national reconciliation and unity and achieve prosperity common to the nation is the job to be done by the Koreans themselves and a matter pertaining to that sovereignty.
  • Kim Jong Il Gives On-the-Spot Guidance to Hungnam Fertilizer Complex KCNA 19 Sep 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave on-the-spot guidance to the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex.
  • Korea Nuclear Talks Extended VOA 18 Sep 2005 -- Negotiations over North Korea's nuclear-weapons programs have been extended to a seventh day in the Chinese capital.
  • Hill Expected to Leave North Korea Nuclear Talks Monday VOA 18 Sep 2005 -- The chief U.S. negotiator to talks in Beijing aimed at dismantling North Korea's nuclear program says he expects to return home Monday, whether or not an agreement is reached.
  • UN Official: Emergency Food Aid to North Korea Ending VOA 18 Sep 2005 -- A U.N. official says the World Food Program (WFP) plans to stop emergency food shipments to North Korea by January.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Sept. 12 - Sept. 18, 2005
  • Negotiators at North Korea Nuclear Talks Review Last-Ditch Proposal; Differences Still Wide VOA 17 Sep 2005 -- Negotiators at six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear programs are taking discussions into a sixth day Sunday, as they review a last-minute proposal by the host, China, for a statement of principles
  • Rodong Sinmun on Ever-Triumphant Songun Idea KCNA 17 Sep 2005 -- The Songun idea serves as an all-powerful treasured sword and an eternal banner for the victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche.
  • Anti-DPRK War Outcries of Commander of U.S. Forces in S. Korea Blasted KCNA 17 Sep 2005 -- Laporte, commander of the U.S. forces in south Korea, when interviewed by American media recently, disclosed that the United States is "modifying its military strategy in the direction of depending on ultra-modern weapons to cope with the possible outbreak of military conflict with north Korea."
  • All Koreans Called upon to Devotedly Work for National Reunification KCNA 17 Sep 2005 -- The basic spirit of the joint slogans issued by the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the WPK is to build an independent and prosperous powerful reunified nation on this land of three thousand-ri as soon as possible through the concerted efforts of the Koreans true to the last instructions of President Kim Il Sung for national reunification.
  • 16th Inter-Korean Ministerial Talks Close KCNA 17 Sep 2005 -- The 16th north-south ministerial talks came to a close Friday. At the talks both sides had a sufficient exchange of opinions on the issues of taking practical measures for refraining from practices to save faces and terminating the hostile relations in the inter-Korean ties and removing the barriers in the field of economy and implementing the points agreed upon at the 15th north-south ministerial talks.
  • Kim Jong Il Gives On-the-Spot Guidance to Industrial Establishments KCNA 17 Sep 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave on-the-spot guidance to the Ryongsong Machine Complex and the Hungnam Pharmaceutical Factory.
  • IC Credit Card Introduced in DPRK KCNA 17 Sep 2005 -- The North East Asia Bank of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has introduced IC credit card. In order to modernize its settlement business, the bank has issued credit cards for the first time in the country with the help of the Information Technology Center No. 626.
  • Talks with North Korea "Still in Business," U.S. Negotiator Says Washington File 16 Sep 2005 -- Multilateral talks aimed at convincing North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons programs seem to have stalled, but they are "still in business," top U.S. negotiator Christopher Hill says.
  • US Negotiator Says North Korean Talks Remain at Impasse VOA 16 Sep 2005 -- The North Korea nuclear disarmament talks remain at an impasse in Beijing as Pyongyang refuses to give up its demand for a nuclear energy reactor.
  • 50th Anniversary of Korea-China Hydro-Electric Power Company Observed KCNA 16 Sep 2005 -- A meeting was held at the People's Palace of Culture Wednesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Korea-China Hydro-Electric Power Company.
  • Stepped up Veterinary, Anti-Epizootic Work KCNA 16 Sep 2005 -- September and October are veterinary and anti-epizootic months in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Kim Jong Il Gives On-the-Spot Guidance to Tanchon Fireproof Materials Factory KCNA 16 Sep 2005 -- Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave on-the-spot guidance to the Tanchon Fireproof Materials Factory.
  • Six-Party Talks Stall over Issue of Light-Water Reactors Washington File 15 Sep 2005 -- The Six-Party Talks aimed at eliminating North Korea's nuclear weapons programs have stalled over the issue of light-water reactors for civilian energy uses, according to the top U.S. negotiator at the talks.
  • Delegates at North Korea Nuclear Negotiation Say Talks Are Stalled VOA 15 Sep 2005 -- Negotiators at the multi-party North Korea nuclear disarmament talks in Beijing say the process has stalled.
  • North-Targeted War Preparations Stepped Up by S. Korea in Iraq Flailed KCNA 15 Sep 2005 -- The south Korean troops are busy rounding off the preparations for a war against the north under the signboard of "peace and reconstruction" after being dispatched to Iraq under the U.S. pressure.
  • North-South Ministerial Talks Open KCNA 15 Sep 2005 -- The 16th north-south ministerial talks opened in Pyongyang Wednesday.
  • DPRK Delegation Leaves for New York KCNA 15 Sep 2005 -- The DPRK delegation headed by Vice- Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Su Hon left here Wednesday to attend the 60th UN General Assembly.
  • Kim Jong Il Gives On-the-Spot Guidance to Kwangpho Duck Farm KCNA 15 Sep 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, gave on-the-spot guidance to the rebuilt Kwangpho Duck Farm.
  • U.S. Opposes North Korean Demand for Civil-Use Nuclear Reactor Washington File 14 Sep 2005 -- The United States continues to oppose North Korea's demands for a light-water nuclear reactor to generate electricity, and believes that North Korea should focus on abandoning its nuclear weapons programs before striving for civil-use nuclear power, says Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill.
  • US Envoy: No Progress Yet at North Korea Nuclear Talks VOA 14 Sep 2005 -- The chief U.S. envoy to multi-party negotiations on North Korea's nuclear activities says the talks remain deadlocked, as Pyongyang continues to insist it has a right to pursue a civilian nuclear program.
  • North Korea: Six-Party Talks Move into Second Day, No Breakthrough RFE/RL 14 Sep 2005 -- A new round of six-party negotiations on how to end North Korea's nuclear programs entered a second day in Beijing without a breakthrough.
  • Fiction about DPRK's Pursuance of "Uranium Enrichment Program" Refuted KCNA 14 Sep 2005 -- The United States in a report worked out to attain its sinister aim termed the DPRK a violator of the international arms control agreement and claimed that it has pursued clandestine "uranium enrichment program" backtracking from its promise to freeze plutonium producing facilities and thus breached the Joint Declaration on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the DPRK-U.S. Agreed Framework (AF).
  • Rodong Sinmun on "Anti-Terrorism War" KCNA 14 Sep 2005 -- The last four years during which the U.S. "anti-terrorism war" has been fought have laid bare its unjust, deceptive and reactionary nature because it has been nothing helpful to ensuring global peace and social progress, Rodong Sinmun Tuesday observes in a signed article.
  • U.S. Groundless Smear Campaign under Fire KCNA 14 Sep 2005 -- Some days ago the U.S. State Department reportedly published a "report" terming the DPRK a "violator" of the convention banning biological weapons.
  • DPRK Delegation Leaves for Six-Party Talks KCNA 14 Sep 2005 -- A DPRK delegation led by Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Kim Kye Gwan left Pyongyang today for Beijing to participate in the six-party talks slated to take place there for the solution of the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S.
  • South Side's Delegation Here KCNA 14 Sep 2005 -- The south side's delegation with Jong Tong Yong, minister of Unification, as its chief delegate arrived here Tuesday to participate in the 16th inter-Korean ministerial talks.
  • More Sports Facilities Built KCNA 14 Sep 2005 -- More sports centers, gymnasiums and stadiums have been built in different parts of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • New Stamp Issued in DPRK KCNA 14 Sep 2005 -- The Korea Stamp Corporation has published a new stamp calling for implementing the joint slogans issued by the Central Committee and Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the WPK.
  • US Envoy Says Six-Party Talks Should Remain Focused on North Korean Disarmament VOA 14 Sep 2005 -- Multi-party talks on North Korea's nuclear activities are continuing in Beijing for a second day, with U.S. envoy Christopher Hill saying he hopes to gain a better idea of what Pyongyang's intentions are.
  • North Korea Would Gain by Ending Its Nuclear Programs, Rice Says Washington File 13 Sep 2005 -- North Korea can expect to have "a road toward normalization of relations with the United States" if it is prepared to make the strategic choice of verifiably dismantling its nuclear programs, says Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
  • South Korean Minister Talks Peace in Pyongyang VOA 13 Sep 2005 -- North and South Korea have opened senior-level talks in Pyongyang, after Seoul's top negotiator expressed hope the dialogue will begin the process of achieving a formal peace on the peninsula
  • U.S. Aiming for Statement of Agreed Principles on North Korea Washington File 13 Sep 2005 -- After a four-week hiatus, the fourth round of the Six-Party Talks aimed at removing the threat of nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula resumed in Beijing September 13.
  • U.S. State Department's Report Attacking DPRK Refuted KCNA 13 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Department of State in its recent report unreasonably listed the DPRK as a state violating the convention banning biological weapons.
  • KCNA Blasts Provocative Remarks of U.S. Commander in S. Korea KCNA 13 Sep 2005 -- The commander of the U.S. forces in south Korea recently claimed that they are modifying their military strategy in the direction of depending on ultra-modern weapons to cope with any military conflict with north Korea while talking about its threat of conventional weapons and biological and chemical weapons.
  • Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Show to Be Held KCNA 13 Sep 2005 -- A Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia show celebrating the 60th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea will be held at the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition here from October 6 to 13, Juche 94 (2005).
  • U.S. Says Normalization With North Korea Possible RFE/RL 13 Sep 2005 -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says North Korea can expect normalization of ties with the United States, and possibly Japan, if it gives up its nuclear-weapons program.
  • North Korea Nuclear Disarmament Talks Resume VOA 13 Sep 2005 -- Delegates of six nations have resumed negotiations on North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.
  • Delegates Arrive in Beijing for Resumption North Korean Nuclear Talks VOA 12 Sep 2005 -- Delegates have begun arriving in Beijing for the resumption Tuesday of six-nation talks on disarming North Korea's nuclear programs.
  • Banquet Given to Mark DPRK Birthday KCNA 12 Sep 2005 -- The DPRK government arranged a banquet at the People's Palace of Culture here on Friday evening in celebration of the 57th birthday of the DPRK
  • Arirang Performed in Celebration of DPRK's Birthday KCNA 12 Sep 2005 -- A grand gymnastic and artistic performance Arirang was given at the May Day Stadium Friday evening in celebration of the 57th anniversary of the DPRK
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Sept. 5 - Sept. 11, 2005
  • Papers Observe DPRK's Birthday KCNA 10 Sep 2005 -- Papers here today editorially call for fully demonstrating the might of the DPRK under the banner of great Songun on the occasion of the 57th birthday of the DPRK.
  • Message of Greetings from Chinese Party and State Leaders KCNA 10 Sep 2005 -- A message of greetings came to Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, and Pak Pong Ju, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, from Chinese President Hu Jintao
  • Evening Gala of Young Security Servicepersons Held KCNA 10 Sep 2005 -- An evening gala of members of the young vanguard of the Ministry of People's Security was held Thursday on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Floral Baskets Laid before Statues of Kim Il Sung KCNA 10 Sep 2005 -- Floral baskets were laid before the statues of President Kim Il Sung on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the DPRK. Servicepersons, people from all walks of life and school youth and children in Pyongyang visited the statue of the President on Mansu Hill.
  • US Negotiator Says North Korea Must End All Nuclear Activity VOA 09 Sep 2005 -- The chief U.S. delegate to the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program says Pyongyang must get out of the nuclear business as part of any agreement providing it with aid and security guarantees.
  • National Meeting Celebrates DPRK's Birthday KCNA 09 Sep 2005 -- A national meeting took place at the April 25 House of Culture here Thursday to celebrate the 57th anniversary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • DPRK's Stand to Seek Negotiated Peaceful Settlement of Nuclear Issue Clarified KCNA 09 Sep 2005 -- The DPRK government consistently maintains the stand to seek a negotiated peaceful settlement of the nuclear issue and will exert tireless efforts to realize the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, said Premier Pak Pong Ju
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Chinese Delegation KCNA 09 Sep 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly talk with the delegation of the Liaoning Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China headed by its Secretary Li Keqiang
  • Strengthening of Korean-style State Leadership System Called for KCNA 09 Sep 2005 -- Leader Kim Jong Il, attaching weighty importance to reorganizing and perfecting the state leadership system to augment the might of the DPRK, defined the position and role of the DPRK National Defence Commission from a new angle as required by the Songun revolution
  • Six-Party Talks Scheduled To Resume September 13 in Beijing Washington File 09 Sep 2005 -- The current draft proposal for creating a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula is "a very good basis" for an agreement on goals and principles, says Ambassador Christopher Hill.
  • Weekly on North Korea (Sep.2-8, 2005) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • New US Envoy Says North Korea Must Improve Human Rights VOA 08 Sep 2005 -- The Bush administration's new special envoy on human rights in North Korea said Thursday Pyongyang must make progress on human rights if it wants international legitimacy.
  • North Korea Nuclear Talks to Resume September 13 VOA 08 Sep 2005 -- The Chinese authorities have set a firm date for the resumption of multinational talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons capabilities.
  • Struggle for Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from S. Korea Called for KCNA 08 Sep 2005 -- The struggle for the withdrawal of the U.S. imperialist aggression troops from south Korea is most urgently required by the history of the Korean nation, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed article.
  • E-Library Nears Completion KCNA 08 Sep 2005 -- Builders are carrying on the construction of an e-library attached to Kim Chaek University of Technology in Pyongyang at the final stage, determined to finish it before the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Name of Country Associated with Lofty Intention of Kim Il Sung KCNA 08 Sep 2005 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea greets its 57th birthday on September 9. With the founding of the DPRK, Korea has demonstrated its honor and might as a sovereign and independent state in the international arena and a new type of people's state guided by the Juche idea came into being in the political history of humankind.
  • Big Rally Demands End to U.S. Forces' Presence in S. Korea KCNA 08 Sep 2005 -- Working people and school youth and children in Pyongyang held a big rally in front of the monument to the sinking of the U.S. ship for aggression "General Sherman" on the bank of the Taedong River Wednesday on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the U.S. occupation of south Korea.
  • DPRK Will Never Waive Its Right to Peaceful Nuclear Activity KCNA 07 Sep 2005 -- The Koreans regard the independent right of the country and their interests as their life and soul and it is their characteristic feature to protect them to the last.
  • End to U.S. Military Presence in S. Korea Urged KCNA 07 Sep 2005 -- The United States should renounce its policy of military presence in south Korea and pull back its aggression troops from it as desired by the Korean nation whose will is to see foreign forces for aggression pulled back from south Korea, regain the national dignity and sovereignty and achieve the historic cause of national reunification, says Rodong Sinmun in a signed article
  • North Korea Proposes Resumption Of Six-Way Nuclear Weapons Talks Next Week VOA 06 Sep 2005 -- North Korea says it is ready to resume the fourth round of multinational talks aimed at ending its nuclear weapons programs.
  • Congressmen Confident North Korea Will Return to Six-Party Talks Washington File 06 Sep 2005 -- After four days of meeting with high-ranking officials in Pyongyang, North Korea, two senior members of Congress say they are confident North Korea will return to Beijing the week of September 12 to resume talks to end its nuclear weapons programs.
  • U.S. Military Drills against DPRK Denounced KCNA 06 Sep 2005 -- The United States, by instigating the south Korean authorities, staged the "Ulji Focus Lens-05" joint military exercises from Aug. 22 to Sept. 2.
  • All Koreans Called upon to Unite for National Reunification KCNA 06 Sep 2005 -- The concord and unity of all Koreans precisely mean national reunification, observes Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed article.
  • Downtown Pyongyang Undergoes Facelift KCNA 06 Sep 2005 -- The first-stage facelifiting project of Chollima Street in downtown Pyongyang is progressing apace. Chollima is a legendary horse that runs 400 kilometers a day.
  • Advantageous Education System Provided by Kim Il Sung KCNA 06 Sep 2005 -- Twenty-eight years have passed since President Kim Il Sung published the famous work "Theses on Socialist Education" on September 5, Juche 66 (1977).
  • Kim Jong Il Gives Field Guidance to Miru Plain in North Hwanghae Province KCNA 06 Sep 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 Miru Plain in North Hwanghae Province.
  • North Korea Proposes Resumption Of Six-Way Nuclear Weapons Talks Next Week VOA 06 Sep 2005 -- North Korea says it is ready to resume the fourth round of multinational talks aimed at ending its nuclear weapons programs.
  • RS. on Defending Peace against War KCNA 05 Sep 2005 -- The joint slogans published by the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea are of great theoretical and practical significance in stepping up the human cause of independence and peace.
  • UFL Assailed KCNA 05 Sep 2005 -- The "Ulji Focus Lens-05" joint military exercises were staged by the U.S. troops and south Korean army in south Korea from August 22 to September 2.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Goat Farm KCNA 05 Sep 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 April 16 Goat Farm run by KPA Unit 757.
  • RS. on Advantages of Socialist Rural Economy System KCNA 05 Sep 2005 -- The socialist rural economy system in the DPRK is the socialist collective economy one.
  • Adherence to Anti-imperialist Independent Stand Called for KCNA 05 Sep 2005 -- The aggressive and predatory nature of imperialism can never change and a resolute struggle against it alone can accomplish the human cause of independence and peace.
  • U.S. Congress Delegation Leaves KCNA 05 Sep 2005 -- A delegation of the U.S. Congress headed by James Leach, chairman of the Subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs of the International Relations Committee of the House of Representatives, flew back home today.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 05 Sep 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, inspected KPA Unit 1652.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Aug. 29 - Sept. 4, 2005
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls on Everybody to Be Man of Strong Faith and Will KCNA 03 Sep 2005 -- The repatriation of unconverted long-term prisoners with strong faith and will and the five years since then proved the noble revolutionary ethics prevailing in our society, the truth that the life of a revolutionary who displayed patriotism always remains worthwhile and shining more than anything else.
  • Kim Jong Il's Feats in Bringing Socialist Cultural Life into Bloom Lauded KCNA 03 Sep 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Friday dedicates an article to the 25th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "On Improving Social and Cultural Life."
  • National Exhibition of Farm Machines KCNA 03 Sep 2005 -- The 32nd National Exhibition of Farm Machines was held in Sukchon County, South Phyongan Province, from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 under the co-sponsorship of the Ministry of Agriculture and the C.C., the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea.
  • Construction of Orangchon Power Station Progresses Apace KCNA 03 Sep 2005 -- construction of the Orangchon Power Station is progressing apace in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Greetings Exchanged between Foreign Ministers of DPRK and Cuba KCNA 03 Sep 2005 -- Messages of greetings were exchanged between the foreign ministers of the DPRK and Cuba on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the opening of diplomatic ties between the two countries.
  • Kim Yong Dae Meets U.S. Congress Delegation KCNA 03 Sep 2005 -- Kim Yong Dae, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, met and had a talk with a delegation of U.S. Congress
  • Gift to Kim Jong Il from U.S. Congress Delegation KCNA 03 Sep 2005 -- Leader Kim Jong Il was presented with a gift by the visiting delegation of the U.S. Congress.
  • KCNA Blasts Remarks Made by Spokesman for U.S. Department of State KCNA 03 Sep 2005 -- A spokesman for the U.S. Department of State on Aug. 29 claimed that the appointment of the "presidential envoy for the human rights issue of north Korea" and the "Ulji Focus Lens-05" joint military exercises have nothing to do with the six-party talks.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Sub-Unit of KPA Unit KCNA 03 Sep 2005 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, inspected a sub-unit of KPA Unit 292.
  • US Congressmen Cautiously Optimistic About Nuclear Talks After North Korea Visit VOA 03 Sep 2005 -- U.S. Congressmen Jim Leach and Tom Lantos say they are cautiously optimistic ahead of North Korea nuclear disarmament talks that are set to resume the week of September 12.
  • Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from S. Korea Urged KCNA 02 Sep 2005 -- Had the United States not occupied south Korea, Korea would not have been divided into two and had the U.S. not stood in the way of Korea's reunification, the Korean nation would have already achieved it long ago.
  • Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun Meets U.S. Congress Delegation KCNA 02 Sep 2005 -- Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun met and had a talk with a delegation of U.S. Congress
  • Report Links North Korea's Food Shortages to Human Rights Abuses VOA 01 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea says Pyongyang's human rights abuses are exacerbating the country's food shortages.
  • U.S. Ceaseless Aerial Espionage against DPRK KCNA 01 Sep 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists committed more than 170 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK in August by mobilizing various type strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes, according to a military source.
  • 11th Reunion of Separated Koreans Ends KCNA 01 Sep 2005 -- The 11th reunion of separated families and relatives that started at Korea's scenic Mt. Kumgang resort came to an end.
  • China: N. Korea Could Be Entitled to Civilian Nuclear Program, If It Follows Rules RFE/RL 01 Sep 2005 -- A senior Chinese official says North Korea could be entitled to possess a non-military nuclear program if it follows international guidelines and accepts supervision.
  • Weekly on North Korea (Aug.18 - Sep.1, 2005) ROK Ministry of Unification



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