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October 2005 North Korea Special Weapons News



  • World Food Program Fights to Stay in North Korea VOA 31 Oct 2005 -- The World Food Program is trying to persuade North Korea to let it continue providing food aid to millions of North Koreans who could go hungry despite what is expected to be a bumper crop this year.
  • Message of Thanks to Kim Jong Il from Hu Jintao KCNA 31 Oct 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, received a message of thanks sent Sunday by Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, upon successfully winding up his official goodwill visit to the DPRK.
  • Chinese President Hu Jintao Leaves KCNA 31 Oct 2005 -- Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, left here on Sunday by a special plane
  • Kim Jong Il's Biography Published KCNA 31 Oct 2005 -- The book "Comrade Kim Jong Il's Biography", Vol. 3 edited by the History Institute of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea was published by the WPK Publishing House.
  • 11th meeting of NSCPEC Held KCNA 31 Oct 2005 -- The 11th meeting of the North-South Committee for the Promotion of Economic Cooperation was held at the Consultation Office of North-South Economic Cooperation newly opened at the Kaesong Industrial Zone on Friday
  • Consultation Office of North-South Economic Cooperation Opens KCNA 31 Oct 2005 -- The Consultation Office of the North-South Economic Cooperation was opened at the Kaesong Industrial Zone in accordance with an agreement of the 10th meeting of the North-South Committee for the Promotion of Economic Cooperation.
  • KCNA Refutes U.S. Anti-DPRK Human Rights Racket KCNA 31 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. hard-line conservative forces have become more vociferous about the so-called "human rights issue" in the DPRK.
  • Hu Jintao Visits Ryongsan Experimental Farm KCNA 31 Oct 2005 -- Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, on an official goodwill visit to the DPRK today visited the Ryongsan Farm.
  • Hu Jintao Visits Taean Friendship Glass Factory KCNA 31 Oct 2005 -- Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, on an official goodwill visit to the DPRK visited the Taean Friendship Glass Factory on Saturday
  • Grand Gymnastic and Artistic Performance "Arirang" Given in Welcome of Hu Jintao KCNA 31 Oct 2005 -- The grand gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang," Kim Il Sung Prize laureate, was given at the May Day Stadium Saturday in welcome of Hu Jintao
  • PRESS CONFERENCE BY SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF KOREA United Nations 28 Oct 2005
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Oct. 24 - Oct. 30, 2005
  • Hill: Next Round of Korea Talks Unlikely to be Conclusive VOA 30 Oct 2005 -- The senior U.S. delegate to multi-national talks aimed at denuclearizing North Korea says the next round of negotiations are unlikely to be conclusive.
  • Lawmaker Urges Faster Implementation of N. Korean Human Rights Act Washington File 28 Oct 2005 -- Representative James Leach, chairman of the House International Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, is urging the Bush administration to speed implementation of the North Korean Human Rights Act.
  • Chinese President in N. Korea for Talks with Top Leaders VOA 28 Oct 2005 -- China's president is making a rare visit to Pyongyang for talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.
  • DPRK Delegate Refers to Peaceful Use of Space KCNA 28 Oct 2005 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea will positively promote the cooperation and exchange with the international community including the UN and different countries of the world and develop the independent space science and technology in the field of peaceful use of the space.
  • Weekly on North Korea (Oct 21-27,2005) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Congressional Panel Examines Broadcasting to North Korea VOA 27 Oct 2005 -- A joint hearing of two congressional subcommittees has focused on the importance of broadcasting to bring accurate news and other information to the people of North Korea.
  • South Korea Opens Permanent Office in Communist North VOA 27 Oct 2005 -- For the first time, South Korea is opening a permanent government office in communist North Korea.
  • Reception Hosted by Ministry of People's Armed Forces KCNA 27 Oct 2005 -- The Ministry of the People's Armed Forces hosted a reception at the People's Palace of Culture Tuesday on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the entry of the Chinese People's Volunteers into the Korean front.
  • U.S. Urged to Come out to Build Confidence KCNA 27 Oct 2005 -- To build confidence is the most important foundation for solving all issues arising between the DPRK and the U.S. including the nuclear issue.
  • Pyongyang Hails N. Korean 'Prosperity' With Propaganda Spectacle VOA 26 Oct 2005 -- North Korea marked this year's 60th anniversary of the founding of the ruling communist Korean Workers Party with a gymnastics spectacle known as the Mass Games
  • Rodong Sinmun on Scenario for War of Aggression KCNA 26 Oct 2005 -- The south Korean military authorities are seeking to punish a lawmaker of an opposition party on charges of disclosing such military secret as the "OPLAN 5027-04", a scenario of a preemptive nuclear attack on the north.
  • Anniversary of Famous Work of Kim Jong Il Observed KCNA 26 Oct 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun today dedicates a signed article to the 15th anniversary of the publication of the famous work of leader Kim Jong Il "On Having a Correct Viewpoint and Understanding of the Juche Philosophy."
  • Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from South Korea Urged KCNA 26 Oct 2005 -- In order to establish national sovereignty throughout Korea and achieve the cause of national reunification and prosperity, all Koreans should struggle to have the foreign military bases dismantled and occupation forces withdrawn from south Korea.
  • Spokesman for DPRK FM. Refers to Issue of Participation in 5th Six-Party Talks KCNA 25 Oct 2005 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Monday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the issue of participating in the 5th six-party talks
  • Profound Condolences Expressed over Death of Yon Hyong Muk KCNA 25 Oct 2005 -- Cadres and officials of the institutions of the Workers' Party of Korea and armed forces, power bodies, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions, servicepersons of the KPA, officials of scientific, educational, cultural, arts, public health and media institutions, those of party and power bodies in Pyongyang and local areas and people from all walks of life Sunday visited the bier of Yon Hyong Muk
  • Cancellation of Scenario for War of Aggression against North Demanded KCNA 25 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. and south Korean warmongers remain unchanged in their wild ambition to invade the north. Minju Joson Sunday observed this in a signed commentary
  • U.S. Chiefly to Blame for Nuclear Weapons Proliferation KCNA 25 Oct 2005 -- Strong voices terming the U.S. a chieftain of nuclear weapons proliferation and the arch criminal posing a nuclear threat are heard from the international community, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed commentary
  • Major Role of UN Called for KCNA 25 Oct 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed article dedicated to the Day of the UN calls for increasing the major role of the United Nations in settling crucial international issues as required by the new century.
  • Funeral Service for Yon Hyong Muk Held KCNA 25 Oct 2005 -- A state funeral service for Yon Hyong Muk, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and vice-chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, was solemnly held in Pyongyang on Monday.
  • Anti-Bird Flu Work Intensified in DPRK KCNA 25 Oct 2005 -- A nation-wide campaign to prevent bird flu epidemic has been intensified in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea under the unified guidance of the State Emergency Anti-epidemic Committee as it has spread to different parts of the world.
  • Brilliant Feats Everlasting with Korea-China Friendship KCNA 25 Oct 2005 -- Fifty-five years have passed since the Chinese People's Volunteers entered the Korean War (1950-1953) on October 25, 1950.
  • Japan, North Korea Consider Resuming Direct Talks VOA 24 Oct 2005 -- Japan and North Korea say they are considering a resumption of bilateral talks as part of efforts to normalize relations.
  • Yon Hyong Muk Dies KCNA 24 Oct 2005 -- Yon Hyong Muk, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and vice-chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, died of an incurable disease to our sorrow at the age of 73 on Oct. 22
  • U.S. Double Standards Accused KCNA 24 Oct 2005 -- The DPRK will neither accept nor allow the unjust double standards of the U.S. over the nuclear issue in the future, too.
  • Kim Jong Il Sends Wreath to Bier of Late Yon Hyong Muk KCNA 24 Oct 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, Sunday sent a wreath to the bier of Yon Hyong Muk
  • Kim Jong Il Expresses Profound Condolences over Death of Yon Hyong Muk KCNA 24 Oct 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, Sunday visited the bier of Yon Hyong Muk
  • U.S. Urged to Drop Its Policy of Double Standards KCNA 24 Oct 2005 -- The United States is becoming evermore undisguised in its double-dealing tactics over the nuclear issue, says Minju Joson Saturday in a signed commentary
  • Intensified Movement for Independent Reunification Called for KCNA 24 Oct 2005 -- 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 serve as guidelines and an inspiring banner for all the Korean people in their struggle to bring about a turning phase for independent reunification in the idea of "By our nation itself".
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Oct. 17 - Oct. 23, 2005
  • Chinese President Hu Jintao to Visit DPRK KCNA 22 Oct 2005 -- Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, will pay an official goodwill visit to the DPRK
  • Improved Inter-Korean Relations Called for KCNA 22 Oct 2005 -- Genuine national reconciliation and unity can be achieved and they will lead to the reunification of Korea only when the inter-Korean relations of distrust and confrontation have been definitely replaced by those of trust and reconciliation
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Combined Unit Command KCNA 22 Oct 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 the KPA's Large Combined Unit 526.
  • Wonsanman Saltern Pays off KCNA 22 Oct 2005 -- The newly built Wonsanman Saltern situated in Yomjon-ri, Chonnae County, Kangwon Province of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is meeting the demand of the province for salt from this year.
  • U.S. Political Farce under Fire KCNA 22 Oct 2005 -- The United States has recently escalated its smear campaign against the DPRK.
  • Economic, Energy Woes Prompt North Korean Cooperation, General Says AFPS 21 Oct 2005 -- Economic woes and severe fuel shortages are having a significant impact on North Korea's military training, and increased economic and political cooperation between North and South Korea appears to be reducing tensions along the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries, the top U.S. general here told reporters.
  • Treasury Identifies Eight North Korean Weapons Proliferators Washington File 21 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury has designated eight North Korean entities believed to be contributing to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and took action to freeze any assets the entities may have under U.S. jurisdiction.
  • US Governor Says North Korea Willing to Rejoin Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty VOA 21 Oct 2005 -- New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, who has just completed a visit to Pyongyang, says he was told North Korea will return to six-nation talks on its nuclear weapons programs next month.
  • Motive Power for WPK KCNA 21 Oct 2005 -- The Workers' Party of Korea has covered a long path replete with victory and glory, enjoying the absolute trust of the people over the last six decades
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets American VIPs KCNA 21 Oct 2005 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a conversation with Bill Richardson, governor of New Mexico State of the United States
  • Delegations Leave for Russia and China KCNA 21 Oct 2005 -- A delegation of the DPRK Ministry of Forestry led by its Vice-Minister Ri Jin Son left here Thursday for Russia
  • Weekly on North Korea (2005.10.14-10.20) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Rumsfeld Arrives in Korea for Security Talks AFPS 20 Oct 2005 -- Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld arrived here today to take part in consultative talks aimed at assessing the U.S.-South Korean military alliance, South Korea's increasing defense capabilities, and the allies' capability to deter aggression from North Korea.
  • US: Korean DMZ Quieter as Economic, Diplomatic Efforts Proceed VOA 20 Oct 2005 -- The commander of U.S. and South Korean forces says North Korea has reduced the number of provocations along the de-militarized zone in the past year, apparently in an effort to protect growing economic cooperation with the South and ongoing multi-national talks that could bring it more economic aid.
  • Seoul Urges North Korea to Give Details of Its Nuclear Programs VOA 20 Oct 2005 -- South Korea says the North Korean government must disclose the full extent of its nuclear weapons programs before the next round of talks about its nuclear disarmament takes places.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Significant Celebration of WPK Birthday KCNA 20 Oct 2005 -- A number of grand events held in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea in an unprecedented elated political atmosphere clearly proved the unbounded reverence and loyalty of the servicepersons and people of the DPRK to President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il
  • Rodong Sinmun on Idea of "By Our Nation Itself" KCNA 20 Oct 2005 -- No matter how hard the outside forces may work to check the movement of the Korean nation for independent reunification, they can never stop the Korean nation from advancing in the idea of "By our nation itself", says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 20 Oct 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 women's unit of the KPA
  • U.S. Anti-DPRK Diatribe Assailed KCNA 19 Oct 2005 -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK answered the following question put by KCNA on Oct. 18 as regards the U.S. escalated anti-DPRK smear campaign
  • RS. on Tradition of DIU KCNA 18 Oct 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday devotes an article to the 23rd anniversary of the publication of the famous work of leader Kim Jong Il "The Workers' Party of Korea Is a Juche-Type Revolutionary Party Which Inherited the Glorious Tradition of the DIU" on Oct. 17, Juche 71 (1982).
  • RS. Calls for Accelerating General March of Songun Revolution KCNA 18 Oct 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday editorially calls upon all party members, servicepersons of the People's Army and people to more powerfully accelerate the general march of Songun revolution in high spirit, keeping in mind the present glory and happiness that they grandly celebrated the 60th birthday of the glorious Workers' Party of Korea in the presence of leader Kim Jong Il, a peerlessly great man.
  • Three Forms of Cooperation Called for KCNA 18 Oct 2005 -- forms of cooperation for national independence, peace against war and reunification and patriotism guarantee independent reunification and national prosperity.
  • Rumsfeld: Any North Korea Agreement Needs Strong Verification VOA 18 Oct 2005 -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says any agreement with North Korea on providing technology and other incentives in return for giving up its nuclear weapons programs will need a strong verification system.
  • DPRK Delegate on Top Priority for Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula KCNA 17 Oct 2005 -- It is the top priority for denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula for the U.S. to stop its nuclear threat to the DPRK and decisively roll back its hostile policy aimed at bringing down its system.
  • U.S. Ambition for War Disclosed KCNA 17 Oct 2005 -- Kwon Yong Gil, lawmaker from the south Korean Democratic Workers' Party, on October 10 reportedly disclosed the fact that the United States and the south Korean authorities agreed to revise and supplement the "OPLAN 5027".
  • Japan Urged to Drop Its Hostile Policy toward DPRK KCNA 17 Oct 2005 -- The DPRK-Japan relations keep deteriorating and the Japanese reactionaries' moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK have reached their extremes in recent years, says Rodong Sinmun Friday in a signed article.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Oct. 10 - Oct. 16, 2005
  • Japanese Police Target North Korean Scientific Groups VOA 15 Oct 2005 -- Japanese police have carried out raids at 11 locations linked to North Korean institutions in Japan. Authorities are focusing on two shadowy groups that some Korea-watchers contend are front organizations engaged in technical and scientific espionage for Pyongyang.
  • DPRK Delegate on Top Priority for Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula KCNA 15 Oct 2005 -- It is the top priority for denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula for the U.S. to stop its nuclear threat to the DPRK and decisively roll back its hostile policy aimed at bringing down its system.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Significant Celebration of WPK's 60th Anniversary KCNA 15 Oct 2005 -- The DPRK significantly celebrated the 60th birthday of the glorious Workers' Party of Korea as a grand festival of proud victors amid the elated political enthusiasm of the whole party and army and all people, says Rodong Sinmun Friday in an editorial.
  • Three Forms of National Cooperation Called for KCNA 15 Oct 2005 -- The three forms of cooperation for national independence, for peace against war and for reunification and patriotism serve as a banner of unity of all Koreans and as a banner of struggle.
  • Cheers Welcoming President Kim Il Sung's Return Still Reverberate KCNA 15 Oct 2005 -- Sixty years have passed since a mammoth Pyongyang city mass rally was held at the Pyongyang public playground (Kim Il Sung Stadium at present) on October 14, Juche 34 (1945) in welcome of the triumphant return of President Kim Il Sung, the peerless patriot, who led the anti-Japanese war to victory to liberate the country.
  • Former Clinton Official to Have Nuclear Talks in North Korea VOA 14 Oct 2005 -- Former Clinton administration cabinet member Bill Richardson goes to North Korea next week for talks aimed at advancing diplomatic efforts to end that country's nuclear weapons program
  • Rodong Sinmun on U.S. Senate's Decision to Cut down Cost for Research of Smaller Nukes KCNA 14 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee decided to deduct a total amount of 4.5 million US dollars, expenses for the research of smaller nukes, from the appropriations for the fiscal year 2006, which has put a brake on the U.S. administration's moves for military expansion to complete the development of nuclear weapons of practical use for smashing anti-U.S. independent countries, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed commentary.
  • Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition Closes KCNA 14 Oct 2005 -- The Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia exhibition celebrating the 60th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea successfully closed.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Holding High Banner of "By Our Nation Itself" KCNA 13 Oct 2005 -- All the proud reality and successes achieved in the nation's reunification movement and the inter-Korean relations are the great victory of the June 15 joint declaration and the precious fruition of the idea of "By our nation itself", says Rodong Sinmun today in a by-lined article.
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 13 Oct 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun today dedicates a signed article to the 13th anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "On the Fundamentals of Revolutionary Party Building".
  • Kim Jong Il Poses for Photograph with Delegates to Celebrations of WPK Anniversary KCNA 13 Oct 2005 -- 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, posed for a photograph with the delegates to the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the WPK.
  • DPRK and China Cooperate in Economy KCNA 12 Oct 2005 -- An agreement on economic and technological cooperation between governments of the DPRK and China was signed at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Monday
  • Banquet Given on WPK Birthday KCNA 12 Oct 2005 -- The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea hosted a banquet here Monday in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the glorious WPK.
  • Chinese Government Delegation Winds Up Its Korea Visit KCNA 12 Oct 2005 -- The Chinese government delegation led by Wu Yi, Politburo member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party and vice-premier of the State Council, flew back home today
  • Russian Presidential Envoy Winds up Its Korea Visit KCNA 12 Oct 2005 -- Konstantin Borisovich Pulikovski, presidential envoy to the Far East region of the Russian Federation, and his party Tuesday flew back home
  • Congratulatory Message to Kim Jong Il from Hu Jintao KCNA 11 Oct 2005 -- Leader Kim Jong Il received a congratulatory message from Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, on the occasion of the 60th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea
  • DPRK Premier Expresses Thanks to Chinese Party and Government KCNA 11 Oct 2005 -- Premier of the DPRK Cabinet Pak Pong Ju in an address at the ceremony of commissioning the Taean Friendship Glass Factory, symbol of the DPRK-China friendship, on Sunday expressed deep thanks to the Chinese party with Hu Jintao as general secretary and government on behalf of the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government for providing a modern glass factory free to the DPRK
  • KCNA Ridicules U.S. "Advise" over "Human Rights Issue" KCNA 11 Oct 2005 -- The United States is busy spreading rumors about a step taken recently by the DPRK not to receive international humanitarian aid in a bid to cater to its political taste.
  • DPRK Government Gives Banquet KCNA 11 Oct 2005 -- The Government of the DPRK gave a banquet at the People's House of Culture Sunday on the occasion of the commissioning of the Taean Friendship Glass Factory
  • Chinese Vice-Premier Wishes Stronger Sino-DPRK Friendship KCNA 11 Oct 2005 -- It is our hope that the friendly and cooperative relations between China and the DPRK would steadily grow and the friendship between the two peoples shine forever
  • WPK's Sixty-year-long History Lauded KCNA 11 Oct 2005 -- Papers here Monday editorially stress that the 60-year-long history of the Workers' Party of Korea is a glorious history which has recorded great victories and epochal changes.
  • Military Parade Held in Celebration of WPK Birthday KCNA 11 Oct 2005 -- A parade of units of the three services of the Korean People's Army, the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and the Young Red Guards took place with splendor in Pyongyang on Monday in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the glorious Workers' Party of Korea
  • DPRK Orders and Medals Awarded to Chinese KCNA 11 Oct 2005 -- A ceremony took place at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Monday to award orders and medals of the DPRK to Chinese comrades who contributed to the construction of the Taean Friendship Glass Factory
  • 8 Suspected North Koreans Seek Asylum in S. Korean School in China VOA 11 Oct 2005 -- South Korean diplomats have taken custody of eight people believed to be North Koreans who entered a South Korean school in eastern China.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Great Mother Party, WPK KCNA 10 Oct 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun today carries an editorial article headlined "The Workers' Party of Korea is the great mother party."
  • National Meeting Held KCNA 10 Oct 2005 -- A national meeting was held at the May Day Stadium today to celebrate the 60th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Taean Friendship Glass Factory Commissioned in Presence of Kim Jong Il KCNA 10 Oct 2005 -- The Taean Friendship Glass Factory was commissioned on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Kim Jong Il Receives Russian Presidential Envoy KCNA 10 Oct 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, Sunday received Konstantin Borisovich Pulikovski, presidential envoy to the Far East Region of the Russian Federation
  • Grand Gymnastic and Artistic Performance "Arirang" Given KCNA 10 Oct 2005 -- The grand gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang," Kim Il Sung Prize laureate, was given at the May Day Stadium Sunday evening before capacity audience in celebration of the 60th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea
  • Papers Call for Accomplishing Revolutionary Cause of Juche under WPK Leadership KCNA 10 Oct 2005 -- Papers here today editorially call for accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche under the leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea, holding leader Kim Jong Il in high esteem.
  • Chinese Government Delegation Here KCNA 10 Oct 2005 -- A Chinese government delegation led 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 China, arrived here Saturday
  • Pak Pong Ju Meets Chinese Government Delegation KCNA 10 Oct 2005 -- Pak Pong Ju, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, met and had a talk with the Chinese government delegation led by Wu Yi
  • Kim Jong Il Receives Chinese Government Delegation KCNA 10 Oct 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, Saturday received the Chinese government delegation led by Wu Yi
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Oct. 3 - Oct. 9, 2005
  • North Korea's Leader Meets with Chinese Delegation VOA 09 Oct 2005 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has met with a high-ranking Chinese delegation that delivered a message of congratulations from Chinese President President Hu Jintao.
  • Rodong Sinmun on WPK's Cause of National Reunification KCNA 07 Oct 2005 -- The Workers' Party of Korea has covered the victorious course of the cause of national reunification, invariably holding high the banner of independence symbolic of victory and dignity, which is shining as the undying feats in the national history.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Frustrating Imperialist Psychological Warfare KCNA 07 Oct 2005 -- The peoples of all countries aspiring after independence should heighten vigilance against the imperialists' psychological warfare and shatter their moves with a revolutionary ideological and cultural offensive, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article
  • DPRK in Festive Atmosphere for October Festival KCNA 07 Oct 2005 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is in a festive mood to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea, the invincible revolutionary party (October 10).
  • Songun Korea Advances under Leadership of Great Party KCNA 07 Oct 2005 -- All the Korean people are greeting the 60th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea with the great honor of having created miracles and feats by dynamically pushing forward the general advance of the Songun revolution this year
  • Rodong Sinmun on WPK's Immortal Exploits in Cause of Global Independence KCNA 07 Oct 2005 -- The Workers' Party of Korea has devoted itself and made a great contribution to the human cause of independence, steering the times under the banner of Songun
  • Dam Project of Nyongwon Power Station Completed KCNA 07 Oct 2005 -- The Nyongwon Power Station has been built in the upper reaches of the River Taedong as a gift of loyalty to the 60th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea by Korean People's Army soldiers and builders.
  • "Complete Collection of Kim Il Sung's Works" Off Press KCNA 07 Oct 2005 -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House brought out the "Complete Collection of Kim Il Sung's Works" vol. 60
  • Colorful Functions Held in DPRK KCNA 07 Oct 2005 -- More colorful functions were held on Oct. 5 to celebrate the 60th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea
  • Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition Opens KCNA 07 Oct 2005 -- A Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia exhibition grandly opened here in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Artificial Lake Paekma KCNA 07 Oct 2005 -- Lake Paekma, an artificial one, has come into being in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • North Korea Revives Central Control Over Food Distribution VOA 07 Oct 2005 -- North Korea is taking certain staple food items out of its private markets, intending to distribute them through its central rationing system
  • Weekly on North Korea (Sep.30-Oct.6, 2005) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Time for "Real Action" on North Korea's Pledge, U.S. Envoy Says Washington File 06 Oct 2005 -- It is time for "real action" from North Korea on its commitment to dismantle its nuclear weapons programs, says Christopher Hill, the top U.S. negotiator for the Six-Party Talks.
  • Joint Statement Only a Guide for Korea Talks, U.S. Lawmaker Says Washington File 06 Oct 2005 -- The joint statement recently negotiated at the Six-Party Talks to end North Korea's nuclear weapons programs is a guide for future discussions, not an implementable agreement, says Representative James Leach, the chairman of the House International Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
  • South Korean Government Considers Returning Former Spies to North Korea VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- South Korea's government is mulling a controversial move to return several North Koreans it once captured as spies to their communist homeland
  • Lawmakers Uneasy About North Korean Intentions in Six-Party Talks VOA 06 Oct 2005 -- U.S. lawmakers have expressed skepticism about North Korea's commitment during the last round of six-party talks to abandon its nuclear programs.
  • National Seminar Held to Commemorate WPK Birthday KCNA 06 Oct 2005 -- A national seminar was held at the People's Palace of Culture Tuesday to commemorate the 60th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • U.S. Urged to Drop Its Moves to Bring down DPRK system KCNA 06 Oct 2005 -- The United States should clearly understand the inevitability of the failure of its Korea policy and abandon its ambition for bringing down the system in the DPRK, says Rodong Sinmun in a by-lined article today.
  • Anniversary of WPK Celebrated in DPRK KCNA 06 Oct 2005 -- Colorful functions are taking place in the DPRK to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • South Korea Calls for Action to Ensure Success of Nuclear Talks with North VOA 05 Oct 2005 -- South Korea says it hopes all parties to the six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear program will take active steps to ensure the success of the next round of negotiations.
  • Ex-Director General of IAEA on Nuclear Issue in Korea KCNA 05 Oct 2005 -- It is important to let the DPRK not feel any need to keep nuclear weapons in settling the nuclear issue, said Hans Blix
  • KCNA Assails Japan for Peddling "Abduction Issue" KCNA 05 Oct 2005 -- ultra-right conservative forces of Japan are still peddling shamelessly the "abduction issue' which had already found a solution.
  • U.S. Urged to Build Confidence in DPRK KCNA 05 Oct 2005 -- It is quite different from the U.S. commitments that the U.S. bellicose elements have ceaselessly improved and completed the plan to invade the DPRK and accordingly deployed its huge forces of aggression in and around south Korea, leading the situation of the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war, Rodong Sinmun says in a signed commentary today
  • WPK Exploits Will Be Everlasting, Says Rodong Sinmun KCNA 05 Oct 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun today carries an editorial article under the title "The exploits of the Workers' Party of Korea that has won victory after victory with Songun will be everlasting".
  • National Book Exhibition Opens KCNA 05 Oct 2005 -- A national book exhibition opened with due ceremony at the Grand People's Study House Tuesday to celebrate the 60th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Kim Jong Il Gives On-the-spot Guidance to Completed Taean Friendship Glass Factory KCNA 05 Oct 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 completed Taean Friendship Glass Factory.
  • First Step for North Korea Is Full Nuclear Disclosure, Hill Says Washington File 04 Oct 2005 -- As the six nations involved in negotiations to dismantle nuclear programs on the Korean Peninsula prepare for a fifth round of talks, the most urgent issue they face is devising a sequence for implementing the accord they reached in the fourth round, says Christopher Hill, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs.
  • US Sees North Korea Nuclear Deal as Potential Peace Catalyst VOA 04 Oct 2005 -- The chief U.S. delegate to North Korean nuclear negotiations says a disarmament accord could lead to regional peace and an eventual end to the division of Korea.
  • Paekma-Cholsan Waterway Completed KCNA 04 Oct 2005 -- A ceremony of commissioning the Paekma-Cholsan Waterway took place on Oct. 2.
  • RS Observes Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Proposal for Founding DFRK KCNA 04 Oct 2005 -- Rodong Sinmun today comes out with an article 25 years since President Kim Il Sung advanced the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo (DFRK).
  • Rodong Sinmun on Party of President Kim Il Sung KCNA 03 Oct 2005 -- The Workers' Party of Korea is a proud party as it has invariably preserved its revolutionary character as the Party of President Kim Il Sung and remained true to his idea and cause in the long period since the very day of its foundation. Rodong Sinmun Sunday says this in a signed article
  • Kim Jong Il Appreciates Performance of Russian Ensemble KCNA 03 Oct 2005 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, Sunday appreciated a performance given by the visiting State Academy Ensemble of the ministry of Interior of Russia
  • Rodong Sinmun on History of Ever-Victorious WPK KCNA 03 Oct 2005 -- It is an important requirement for remaining intensely loyal to President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il to deeply grasp the greatness of the 60-year-long history of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK). Rodong Sinmun Saturday says this in an editorial.
  • Order of "Star of the Protectors of Arts" to Kim Jong Il KCNA 03 Oct 2005 -- A ceremony of conveying Order of "Star of the Protectors of Arts," highest commendation presented to leader Kim Jong Il by the Russian International Charity Fund "Protectors of Arts for the Century", was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on September 30.
  • Commemorative Stamps Issued KCNA 03 Oct 2005 -- The Korea Stamp Corporation issued commemorative stamps (two sheets, two sheetlets and one individual stamp) on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • DPRK Delegation Back from UN General Assembly KCNA 03 Oct 2005 -- The DPRK delegation led by Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Su Hon returned Saturday after participating in the 60th UN general assembly.
  • WPK, Party of Kim Il Sung KCNA 03 Oct 2005 -- Ten years have passed since leader Kim Jong Il authored the famous work "The Workers' Party of Korea Is the Party of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung" on October 2, 1995.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Sept. 26 - Oct. 2, 2005
  • More than 170 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage KCNA 01 Oct 2005 -- The U.S. imperialists' aerial espionage on the DPRK by all sorts of strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes numbered more than 170 in September, according to military sources.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Preserving National Character KCNA 01 Oct 2005 -- ) -- It is imperative to preserve and embody the national character of the revolution and construction in order to steadily advance and accomplish the cause of socialism at present.
  • Harvest Brisk in DPRK KCNA 01 Oct 2005 -- All people in the DPRK are now out to give helping hands to the farmers in harvesting.
  • Greetings to Chinese Party and State Leaders KCNA 01 Oct 2005 -- Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, together with Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, and Pak Pong Ju, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, Friday sent a message of greetings to Hu Jintao



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