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March 2006 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • U.S.- S. Korea Joint Military Exercises Slammed KCNA 31 Mar 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun today observes this in a signed commentary.
  • Application of Double-standards to Nuclear Issue Cannot Be Allowed KCNA 31 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. should not apply its unreasonable double-standards to the nuclear issue but dismantle its nuclear weapons first of all and stop its moves to threaten other countries with nuclear weapons and mount a preemptive attack, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed article
  • Samilpho Foodstuff Processing Factory KCNA 31 Mar 2006 -- The Samilpho Foodstuff Processing Factory, located in Raknang District in Pyongyang, is a leading food processing center which is conducive to improving the dietary life and health of working people.
  • Weekly on North Korea (March 21-30, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • U.S.-S. Korea Joint Military Exercises Denounced KCNA 30 Mar 2006 -- The RSOI and Foal Eagle joint military exercises against the DPRK launched by the U.S. imperialists together with the south Korean military bellicose forces on Mar. 25 are a grave challenge to the desire of the people at home and abroad for peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula, and they are driving the situation in the region to the brink of confrontation and war
  • U.S. Blasted for Its Slander against DPRK KCNA 29 Mar 2006 -- The United States on March 16 in a "national security strategy report" designated again the DPRK as an "outpost of tyranny".
  • Rodong Sinmun on S. Korean Authorities' Collusion with Foreign Forces KCNA 29 Mar 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun Tuesday runs a signed article on the beginning of the large-scale RSOI and "Foal Eagle" joint military exercises under the simulated conditions to invade the north in south Korea on March 25.
  • Ground-Breaking Ceremony for Water Purification and Supply Station in Kaesong KCNA 29 Mar 2006 -- A ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a water purification and supply station in the Kaesong Industrial Zone was held here on Tuesday.
  • Reunification Movement Forges ahead KCNA 29 Mar 2006 -- The Korean people are doubling their efforts for the independent and peaceful reunification of the country, entering this year.
  • Australian Authorities Urged to Compensate to DPRK Ship KCNA 29 Mar 2006 -- The education and information department of the Federation of Koreans in the U.S. made public a commentary on Mar. 7 in which it urged the Australian authorities to make an apology and compensation to the DPRK ship Pongsu that was declared not guilty.
  • U.S. Urged to Accept DPRK's Proposal KCNA 29 Mar 2006 -- The Education and Information Department of the Federation of Koreans in the U.S. issued a commentary on Mar. 10 as regards the offer for settling the "issue of counterfeit notes" made by the DPRK to the Bush administration at the DPRK-U.S. New York contacts.
  • DPRK FM. Spokesman Urges Japan to Stop Suppression of Chongryon KCNA 29 Mar 2006 -- Japanese authorities mobilized dozens of the Osaka Prefectural riot police force on Mar. 23 to search six places including the Osaka Prefectural Association of Koreans in Commerce in Japan, shops run by Koreans and their dwelling houses on the initiative of the public security department of the Tokyo Police Agency.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Idea of "By Our Nation Itself" KCNA 28 Mar 2006 -- The idea of "By our nation itself" serves as the victorious banner of the patriotic movement for independent reunification, peace against war and great national unity. No force on earth can block the advance of the Korean nation which is energetically conducting the three-point patriotic movement under the banner of "By our nation itself".
  • Joint War Maneuvers for Preemptive Nuclear Strike under Fire KCNA 28 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. imperialists are staging RSOI and "Foal Eagle" large-scale joint military exercises in south Korea under the simulated conditions of an "emergency" on the Korean Peninsula despite the strong opposition of the public opinion in Korea and other parts of the world.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Displaying Spirit of Self-reliance KCNA 28 Mar 2006 -- Self-reliance is an eternal strategy for building a prosperous powerful nation, and it is a way of victory that makes it possible to fully demonstrate the honor and dignity of Songun Korea and the might of the Korean-style socialism.
  • Mother Factory of Machine-Tool Building Industry KCNA 28 Mar 2006 -- Huichon in Jagang Province is not a big city in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. But it has been famous for the mother factory of the machine- tool building industry in the country.
  • Japan Government Urged to Extradite Those Wanted to DPRK KCNA 28 Mar 2006 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Ministry of People's Security Monday answered a question raised by the KCNA as regards the issue of warrants for the arrest of those who were involved in the abduction of DPRK citizens.
  • KCNA Blasts U.S. Insidious Move for Supremacy in Asia-Pacific KCNA 28 Mar 2006 -- The "trilateral security dialogue" of the United States, Japan and Australia took place in Sydney some days ago.
  • "Complete Collection of Kim Il Sung's Works" Vol. 62 Published KCNA 27 Mar 2006 -- "Complete Collection of Kim Il Sung's Works" Vol. 62, a library of the great Juche idea, was brought out by the Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House.
  • Reunion of Separated Families and Relatives Continues KCNA 27 Mar 2006 -- The 13th reunion of separated families and relatives from the north and the south of Korea, which started on March 20, continued at Mt. Kumgang resort on March 23 and 24.
  • Dock No. 2 of Ryongnam Ship Repairing Factory Commissioned KCNA 27 Mar 2006 -- A commissioning ceremony of the Dock No. 2 of the Ryongnam Ship Repairing Factory took place on the spot on Friday.
  • Dangerous War Gamble Blasted KCNA 27 Mar 2006 -- RSOI and Foal Eagle joint military exercises are to be staged in south Korea from March 25 to 31, involving the U.S. forces present in south Korea and south Korean troops and over 3,000 U.S.
  • KCNA Urges U.S. to Lift Financial Sanctions KCNA 27 Mar 2006 -- It is shame on the United States to let loose malarkey intended to give impression that it is making a sort of big concession to make the six-party talks roll again.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 27 Mar 2006 -- 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 3406.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Mar. 20 - Mar. 26, 2006
  • ElBaradei Hopes to Return to North Korea for Talks VOA 25 Mar 2006 -- The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency says he hopes to be able to go to North Korea to discuss resuming inspections of its nuclear facilities.
  • S. Korean Press Corps' False Report Refuted KCNA 25 Mar 2006 -- South Korean reporters, when covering the first batch of those involved in the 13th reunion of separated families and relatives from the north and the south on Mar. 20, released a provocative false report painting a man from the north side as one "abducted" or "captured" by the north in a bid to mislead the public opinion.
  • Struggle for Peace against War Called for KCNA 25 Mar 2006 -- All the Koreans in the north and the south and abroad should turn out in the struggle for peace against the U.S. and war under the banner of "By our nation itself" now that the U.S. has gone to extremes in its moves to threaten the security and peace of the Korean nation and start a nuclear war in the Korean Peninsula.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Unit for Training Recruits of KPA Air Force KCNA 25 Mar 2006 -- 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 Unit 236 for Training Recruits of the Air Force of the KPA.
  • Scheme to Expand "UN Command" Flayed KCNA 24 Mar 2006 -- The United States' scheme to expand the "UN Command" is a blatant challenge to peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and an act of challenging history and swimming against the trend of the times.
  • Hydro-meteorological Work in DPRK KCNA 24 Mar 2006 -- March 23 is the World Meteorology Day. The theme for the year 2006 advanced by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is "Preventing and mitigating natural disasters".
  • DPRK Ambassador to Germany Appointed KCNA 24 Mar 2006 -- Hong Chang Il was appointed as DPRK ambassador e.p. to Germany according to a decree of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly.
  • DPRK FM Spokesman Assails Projected U.S.-S. Korea Joint War Exercises KCNA 24 Mar 2006 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement Thursday to denounce the U.S. bellicose group and the south Korean authorities for planning to stage large-scale RSOI and "Foal Eagle" joint military exercises across south Korea from Mar. 25 to 31.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Command of KPA Air Force Unit KCNA 24 Mar 2006 -- 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 the Command of Air Force Unit 435 of the KPA. Conducted by the commander of the unit, he went round a room dedicated to the history of the unit.
  • Japan Raids Sites Believed Connected to North Korean Abduction Dispute VOA 23 Mar 2006 -- Officials in Japan say police have raided several sites believed to be connected to the alleged 1980 kidnapping of a Japanese man by North Korean agents.
  • Spokesman for Foreign Ministry Assails U.S. Cry for Preemptive Attack KCNA 23 Mar 2006 -- A preemptive attack is not the monopoly of the United States, warns a spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry in an answer given to a question put by KCNA
  • U.S. Urged to Drop Its Arbitrary and High-handed Diplomacy KCNA 23 Mar 2006 -- The results of the votes for the resolution on the establishment of the new Human Rights Council clearly prove that the U.S. arbitrary and high-handed diplomacy is going bankrupt and the UN is no longer a plaything of the U.S. unilateral high-handed diplomacy, says Rodong Sinmun
  • Water Resources Protected in DPRK KCNA 23 Mar 2006 -- Water resources have been well protected and managed in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Sub-Units of KPA Unit KCNA 23 Mar 2006 -- 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 sub-units of KPA Unit 604.
  • North Korea's Behavior at Family Reunions Draws Protest VOA 23 Mar 2006 -- South Korean reporters covering reunions of separated North and South Korean families say they are cutting their coverage early in protest over censorship by Pyongyang.
  • Australia Sinks North Korean Drug Ship VOA 23 Mar 2006 -- Australian fighter planes have bombed and sunk a North Korean cargo ship that was used to smuggle drugs into Australia.
  • Weekly on North Korea (March 17-23, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • U.S. Stepped-Up Nuclear Arms Build-Up under Fire KCNA 22 Mar 2006 -- The United States is a nuclear criminal as it does not hesitate to bring a nuclear holocaust to humankind and a nuclear rogue bereft of reason, preoccupied by nuclear hysteria, says Minju Joson Tuesday
  • U.S. Anti-DPRK "Human Rights" Racket Blasted KCNA 22 Mar 2006 -- Some time ago, high-ranking officials of the U.S. administration including Bush and Rice vied with each other to raise a hue and cry over the "human rights situation" in the DPRK as part of its smear campaign against it.
  • Increased Driving Force for Korean Reunification Called for KCNA 22 Mar 2006 -- Increasing the driving force for reunification is a sure guarantee for achieving Korea's reunification.
  • Face-lifting of Pyongyang KCNA 22 Mar 2006 -- A campaign for spring land management (March 10-April 10) is brisk in Pyongyang, the capital of the DPRK.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Women's Sub-Unit of KPA Unit KCNA 22 Mar 2006 -- 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 a women's sub-unit of KPA Unit 824.
  • RS. Calls upon Koreans to Turn Out in Movement for National Reunification KCNA 21 Mar 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed article calls on all the Koreans in the north and the south and overseas to turn out as one in the patriotic movement for independent reunification, peace against war and great national unity with patriotic enthusiasm and fighting spirit
  • Bush's Reckless Remarks about "Axis of Evil" Dismissed KCNA 21 Mar 2006 -- Recently, Bush again slandered the DPRK as part of an "axis of evil", stunning the world public.
  • DPRK--Only Tax-free Country KCNA 21 Mar 2006 -- The people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea enjoy a happy life, not knowing what the tax is like.
  • KCNA Comments on U.S. Nuclear Gamble KCNA 21 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. is now assailed by the international community for concluding a "nuclear agreement" with a certain country.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Forward Commanding Post of KPA Unit KCNA 20 Mar 2006 -- 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 the forward commanding post of KPA Unit 851.
  • U.S. Nuclear-Powered Carrier to Be Involved in Joint Military Exercises KCNA 20 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. imperialists announced that the nuclear-powered carrier "Abraham Lincoln" would be anchored in the East Sea of Korea during the entire period of the large-scale joint military exercises
  • KPA's Spirit of Devoted Service for Country and People Lauded KCNA 20 Mar 2006 -- There are many countries and armies in the world but no army is so faithful to the party and the leader and so devotedly serves the country and the people as the Korean People's Army, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.
  • Commissioning Ceremony Held in Samjiyon KCNA 20 Mar 2006 -- The Samjiyon Schoolchildren's Palace, the Samjiyon County House of Culture, the Paektusan Area Sports Village, the Pegaebong Noodle Shop and the June 18 Power Station have been built in Samjiyon at the foot of Mt. Paektu.
  • DPRK Delegation Leaves for China KCNA 20 Mar 2006 -- A delegation of the Korea-China Friendship Association led by Jon Yong Jin, vice-chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and concurrently vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Korea-China Friendship Association, left here Saturday by train to visit China.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Mar. 13 - Mar. 19, 2006
  • Anniversary of Conclusion of DPRK-Russia Agreement Marked KCNA 18 Mar 2006 -- Papers today dedicate articles to the 57th anniversary of the conclusion of the agreement on economic and cultural cooperation between the DPRK and the Russian Federation.
  • Struggle against U.S. and War Called for KCNA 18 Mar 2006 -- All the Koreans in the north and the south and abroad should turn out as one in the struggle against the United States and war under the banner of "By our nation itself" and thus deal deadly blows at the U.S. imperialists and their followers keen to ignite a new war and firmly defend peace and security on the Korean Peninsula, urges Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.
  • Reception Given by Russian Charge d'Affaires KCNA 18 Mar 2006 -- The agreement on the economic and cultural cooperation between Russia and the DPRK provided a solid foundation for cooperation between the two countries.
  • Builders of Capital City Vow to Construct It into More Modern One KCNA 18 Mar 2006 -- The builders of Pyongyang gathered at Kim Il Sung Square Friday to vow to turn it into a more modern city as required by the new century.
  • U.S. Moves to "Spread Democracy" Assailed KCNA 17 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. imperialists' "spread of democracy" is intended to quell the popular masses' desire for independence and block their progress, wreck the global peace and security and Americanize the world community.
  • Minister of Railways Leaves for Russia KCNA 17 Mar 2006 -- Minister of Railways of the DPRK Kim Yong Sam left here Thursday to visit Russia.
  • FM of DPRK Meets Singaporean Foreign Ministry Delegation KCNA 17 Mar 2006 -- Paek Nam Sun, minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, met and had a talk with the delegation of the Singaporean Foreign Ministry
  • This Year's Study Tour to Learn from "250-Mile Journey for Learning" Starts KCNA 17 Mar 2006 -- "We participants in the study tour to learn from the "250-mile journey for learning" should cover tens of kilometers on foot a day, crossing steep mountain ridges including the Ogasan Pass and Myongmun Pass.
  • Photo Session with Participants in KPA Meeting Held KCNA 17 Mar 2006 -- The participants in the meeting of activists in the movement for winning the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment of the Korean People's Army had a photo session at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, the sacred temple of Juche, on Mar. 16.
  • KPA Meeting Held KCNA 17 Mar 2006 -- A meeting of activists in the movement for winning the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment of the Korean People's Army took place in Pyongyang on March 13 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the instruction given by Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il to the whole army to wage the movement.
  • North Korea Clears Way For Russian Trans-Korea Railroad RFE/RL 17 Mar 2006 -- North Korea has agreed in principle to the creation of an international consortium to re-establish and rebuild a railway from Russia to the border with South Korea, the head of Russia's rail system says.
  • Weekly on North Korea (March 10-16, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Remarks of Commander of U.S. Forces in S. Korea under Fire KCNA 16 Mar 2006 -- Bell, commander of the U.S. forces in south Korea, at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee some time ago let out a shameless sophism that the military power of north Korea poses a serious and constant threat to the security of south Korea and other U.S. allied countries and Northeast Asia.
  • U.S. War Gamble Flailed KCNA 16 Mar 2006 -- The south Korea-U.S. "Combined Forces Command" on Mar. 10 announced its plan to stage provocative joint military exercises against the DPRK.
  • U.S. Dangerous Nuclear Policy under Fire KCNA 16 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. imperialists are the common enemy of humankind as they are bringing the dark clouds of a nuclear war to hang over the world and blocking social progress and independent development of countries and nations.
  • Movement of Wild Birds under Surveillance in DPRK KCNA 16 Mar 2006 -- March and April are the months in which migratory birds move to Korea from southeast area of China and its surrounding countries
  • U.S. Anti-DPRK Smear Campaign under Fire KCNA 15 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. State Department in an "annual report on human rights" on March 8 malignantly slandered the DPRK as a country with poorest human rights record as it shows no improvement.
  • U.S. Warhawks' Anti-DPRK Malarkey under Fire KCNA 15 Mar 2006 -- The commander of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in south Korea at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee some time ago blustered that the military capacity of the DPRK poses a constant threat to the security of south Korea and other U.S. allies and Northeast Asia, talking about "nuclear program" and "conventional weapons."
  • Powerful Assistance to Countryside KCNA 15 Mar 2006 -- A brisk campaign for rendering assistance to the countryside is being conducted in the DPRK.
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 15 Mar 2006 -- Leader Kim Jong Il's work "On Having Correct Understanding of Nationalism" is a programmatic work which indicates a clear way for all the countries and nations to frustrate maneuvers of the imperialists for national obliteration and estrangement among nations and defend national independence, says Rodong Sinmun in a signed article today.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Three Charters of National Reunification KCNA 15 Mar 2006 -- "Let us firmly stand by the three charters for national reunification, and achieve the independent and peaceful reunification of the country by dint of the concerted efforts of the whole nation!" laid down in 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
  • Projected U.S.-South Korea Joint Military Exercises under Fire KCNA 15 Mar 2006 -- The south Korea-U.S. "Combined Forces Command" officially announced recently that it would stage large-scale joint military exercises from Mar. 25.
  • KPA Panmunjom Mission Hits U.S.-S. Korea Joint Military Exercises KCNA 15 Mar 2006 -- The Korean People's Army side makes it clear once again that it will never remain a passive onlooker to the U.S. preemptive attack on the DPRK.
  • U.S. Denounced for Aggravating Tensions KCNA 14 Mar 2006 -- Unless the U.S. gives up its double-dealing attitude toward the six-party talks and hostile policy toward the DPRK, the resumption of the talks and the settlement of the nuclear issue cannot be expected.
  • U.S.-led Reckless Joint Military Exercises Blasted KCNA 14 Mar 2006 -- The "Team Spirit" joint military exercises were a most dangerous DPRK-targeted test nuclear war in their nature, contents and scale, observes Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article carried 30 years since the U.S. imperialists launched the exercises together with the bellicose forces of south Korea.
  • Preparations for Miru Plain Water-way Project under Way KCNA 14 Mar 2006 -- Preparations for the water-way project of Miru Plain in North Hwanghae Province, the DPRK, are progressing apace
  • KCNA Blasts U.S. Dangerous Moves to Spark off Nuclear Arms Race KCNA 14 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. undisguised moves to step up the modernization of nuclear weapons production bases in a bid to put its plan for the R & D of nuclear weapons of new generation into practice is drawing attention of the world public.
  • KCNA Dismisses U.S. False Propaganda against DPRK KCNA 14 Mar 2006 -- The United States, a past master at lies and deception, is now suffering bitter shame before the international community for a series of conspiratorial plots hatched by it recently.
  • Rodong Sinmun on "Strategic Flexibility" of U.S. Troops KCNA 13 Mar 2006 -- The "strategic flexibility" of the U.S. troops stationed in south Korea is a means of aggression and military interference for the U.S. imperialists to realize their Asia strategy and wild ambition for world domination by making crafty use of the changed international situation.
  • DPRK's Stance on Nuclear Disarmament Clarified KCNA 13 Mar 2006 -- A DPRK delegate, addressing the plenary meeting of the Geneva disarmament conference on March 2, clarified the view of the DPRK that the nuclear disarmament is the most crucial and primary task before the conference and the international community.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Informationalization of National Economy KCNA 13 Mar 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun today dedicates a signed article to the 5th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's historic work "The 21st Century, the New Century, Is the IT Age."
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Defending Peace against War KCNA 13 Mar 2006 -- It is a very urgent and important task of the Korean nation to prevent a war and defend peace, says Rodong Sinmun Saturday in a signed article.
  • True Colors of Nuclear Criminal Cannot be Covered KCNA 13 Mar 2006 -- The nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula has cropped up since the U.S. imperialists stockpiled huge amount of nuclear weapons in and around south Korea and persistently posed the threat of a preemptive nuclear attack upon the DPRK.
  • KCNA Urges U.S. to Drop Its Biased Nuclear Policy KCNA 13 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. biased nuclear policy is upsetting the general view of the international community on the energy issue.
  • North Proposes Putting off Inter-Korean Ministerial Talks KCNA 13 Mar 2006 -- Kwon Ho Ung, head of the north side's delegation to the North-South Ministerial Talks, Saturday sent a telephone message to Ri Jong Sok, chief delegate of the south side's delegation, as regards the hurdle lying in the way of this year's first talks.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Mar. 6 - Mar. 12, 2006
  • RS. on Foundations for Building Great Prosperous Powerful Nation KCNA 11 Mar 2006 -- The army and the people of the DPRK have laid the solid political, ideological and material foundations for building a great prosperous powerful nation, pulling through all ordeals of history, rallied close around leader Kim Jong Il over more than ten years.
  • U.S. "Defense Review Report" Flailed KCNA 11 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. Department of Defense on Feb. 1 made public a "defense review report", which contains plans for the reinforcement of special armed forces, the increase of maneuverability of ground and air forces, the maintenance of the navy's capability of simultaneously operating on the sea and the coast and the intensified collection of information in 20 years to cope with "terrorism" and "threat".
  • Deserved Opposition to American-way of UN "Reform" KCNA 11 Mar 2006 -- The United States' arbitrariness in the process of reforming the United Nations gives rise to the opposition and denunciation by the international community
  • North Korea, Iran Pose Missile Threat to U.S., General Says AFPS 10 Mar 2006 -- The proliferation of ballistic missile technology threatens the security of the United States, the director of the Missile Defense Agency said here yesterday.
  • Dismantlement of "UN Forces Command" Demanded KCNA 10 Mar 2006 -- A DPRK delegate, addressing the meeting of the Special Committee on UN Peace-keeping Operations on February 28, said that if the UN peace-keeping operations are to contribute to ensuring world peace and security in conformity with its mission and purpose it is necessary to strictly observe the principle of respecting sovereignty in all activities
  • U.S. Criminal Korea Policy Is Bound to Go Bankrupt KCNA 10 Mar 2006 -- Today all the Koreans in the north and the south and abroad desire peace of the country and its independent reunification and they are turning out as one man for this.
  • Giant Progress in Modernization of Communications KCNA 10 Mar 2006 -- Leader Kim Jong Il visited the Pyongyang Earth Station on March 4, Juche 75 (1986). Over the last two decades, many successes have been made in the modernization of communications.
  • Seoul Keeps Quiet on North Korean Missile Launch Reports VOA 09 Mar 2006 -- South Korea is not commenting on North Korea's reported launch of two short-range missiles this week.
  • RS. Calls for Making U.S. Imperialists Pay Thousand-fold High Price for Blood Shed by Koreans KCNA 09 Mar 2006 -- The brutal massacres of civilians committed by the U.S. imperialists in south Korea are the heinous crimes of exterminating the Korean nation for which it should make the U.S. pay generation after generation.
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 09 Mar 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun today dedicates a signed article to the 25th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "On Further Improving and Strengthening the Party's Ideological Work" (March 8, 1981).
  • Weekly on North Korea (Mar.3-9, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • North Korea a Significant Threat with or Without Nuclear Weapons Washington File 08 Mar 2006 -- Even without nuclear weapons, North Korea's conventional military forces are a significant threat in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Officials: North Korea Fires Two Missiles VOA 08 Mar 2006 -- Reports from the region indicate that North Korea has fired two missiles near its border with China, although they differ on whether the missiles were launched as a test or by mistake.
  • North Korea Says It 'Cannot Return' to Nuclear Talks VOA 08 Mar 2006 -- A senior North Korean diplomat says Pyongyang cannot return to talks aimed at ending its nuclear weapons programs while U.S. imposes sanctions on some North Korean businesses
  • Anniversary of Famous Work of Kim Il Sung Marked KCNA 08 Mar 2006 -- A meeting was held Monday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the publication of President Kim Il Sung's famous work "On Some Tasks in the Sphere of Education."
  • U.S. Military Actions for Regional Military Supremacy Flailed KCNA 08 Mar 2006 -- Minju Joson today runs a commentary condemning the United States for its recent escalated military actions in East Asia.
  • U.S. Accused of Its Violation of Human Rights KCNA 08 Mar 2006 -- The UN Commission on Human Rights recently made public a report to accuse the U.S. of wantonly violating the basic law on human rights in the Guantanamo Camp, Rodong Sinmun today says in a signed commentary
  • All Koreans Called upon to Support Songun Policy KCNA 08 Mar 2006 -- guarantees peace and independent reunification of Korea. Any Korean should positively support, defend and uphold the Songun policy, a great patriotic policy
  • Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry Dismisses U.S. Row about "Drug Trafficking KCNA 08 Mar 2006 -- A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK Tuesday gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA in connection with the fact that the U.S. again slandered the DPRK as a "drug dealer" recently:
  • US Officials Brief North Koreans on Financial Penalties VOA 07 Mar 2006 -- U.S. officials briefed North Korea Tuesday in New York on financial penalties the United States imposed last year because of alleged money-laundering and other illicit activity by Pyongyang
  • Treasury Briefs North Korea on U.S. Financial System Protections Washington File 07 Mar 2006 -- Representatives of the U.S. government met with a North Korean delegation in New York March 7 to explain how regulations protect the U.S. financial system from abuse, according to a statement from the Department of the Treasury.
  • RS. on Ideological and Moral Trait of Songun Revolutionary Fighters KCNA 07 Mar 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday says in a signed article that the general march of the Songun revolution today is an ideological onward movement to bring about a new turn not only in the economic field but in ideological consciousness and mental and moral trait of people as well.
  • Struggle against Anti-Reunification Forces Called for KCNA 07 Mar 2006 -- It is one of the major tasks before the three-point patriotic movement of the Korean people to struggle against the anti-reunification forces of south Korea including the "Grand National Party".
  • Commemorative Stamp Issued in DPRK KCNA 07 Mar 2006 -- A new souvenir sheet has been issued to commemorate the publication of the first stamps in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Kim Jong Il Provides Field Guidance to Construction Site of Samsu Power Station KCNA 06 Mar 2006 -- 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, provided field guidance to the construction site of the Samsu Power Station.
  • Rodong Sinmun on World Trend toward Multi-Polarization KCNA 06 Mar 2006 -- The world is steadily heading for multi-polarization despite the U.S. moves to make the world uni-polar and it is an irresistible international trend for the world to become multi-polar.
  • Nat'l Meeting Observes Diamond Jubilee of Promulgation of Agrarian Reform Law KCNA 06 Mar 2006 -- A national meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's promulgation of the historic Agrarian Reform Law took place at the People's Palace of Culture on Saturday.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Feb. 27-Mar. 5, 2006
  • Iran, North Korea review expansion of ties IRNA 05 Mar 2006 -- North Korean Ambassador to Tehran Kim Chong Ryong conferred here Sunday with the Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi on expansion of mutual and international relations.
  • Inter-Korean General-level Military Talks Close KCNA 04 Mar 2006 -- The third north-south general-level military talks which were opened at the Thongil House in the portion of the north side in Panmunjom Thursday were closed Friday
  • Kim Jong Il Provides Field Guidance to New Cultural, Sports and Service Facilities KCNA 04 Mar 2006 -- 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, provided field guidance to the new cultural, sports and service facilities in Samjiyon town.
  • Leap Forward in Building of Great Prosperous Powerful Nation Called for KCNA 03 Mar 2006 -- Korean-style socialism is invincible socialism as it has made a victorious advance thanks to the will and the faith of the army and people of the DPRK in sure victory.
  • Inter-Korean General-level Military Talks Open KCNA 03 Mar 2006 -- The third north-south general-level military talks were opened at the Thongil House in the portion of the north side in Panmunjom Thursday.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit 1522 KCNA 03 Mar 2006 -- 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 1522.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Air Force Unit 991 KCNA 03 Mar 2006 -- 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 Air Force Unit 991 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment.
  • North, South Korean Generals Hold Face-to-Face Talks VOA 02 Mar 2006 -- North and South Korean generals are speaking face to face in their first formal meeting in two years
  • RS. Calls for Intensified Struggle for Independence against Outsiders KCNA 02 Mar 2006 -- All the Koreans should wage a more dynamic struggle for independence against outside forces so as to defend the sovereignty of the nation and the peace of the country and successfully realize national unity and the cause of national reunification.
  • Nyongbyon Silk Mill KCNA 02 Mar 2006 -- The Nyongbyon Silk Mill is located in Nyongbyon County, North Phyongan Province, which has been famous in Korea for its picturesque scenery from olden times
  • Strategy for "Spreading American-Style Freedom and Democracy" under Fire KCNA 02 Mar 2006 -- A movement is now going on in the U.S. and other countries to disclose and condemn the essence and reactionary and deceptive nature of the strategy for "spreading American-style freedom and democracy" much touted by the Bush administration.
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 02 Mar 2006 -- Sinmun today dedicates a signed article to the 13th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "Abuses of Socialism Are Intolerable".
  • S. Korean Authorities' Cooperation with Outside Forces in War Moves under Fire KCNA 02 Mar 2006 -- The DPRK will never tolerate such pro-U.S. sycophantic and treacherous acts of the south Korean warlike military forces as hamstringing the implementation of the June 15 joint declaration, bedeviling the inter-Korean relations to drive the situation on the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war by cooperating with foreign aggressor forces in their war moves, Rodong Sinmun today warns this in a signed article.
  • Joint Declaration of North and South Sides Published KCNA 02 Mar 2006 -- The Central Committee of the Chondoist Chongu Party and the Council for the Reunification of Tangun's Nation from the north side and the Society for the Reunification of Tonghak's Nation and the General Federation of National Movement Camp from the south side published a joint declaration in which they agreed to set the period of the three-point patriotic movement for independent reunification, peace against war and great national unity till November 17 when the "Ulsa Five-point Treaty" was fabricated by the Japanese imperialists and wage a dynamic joint struggle
  • Weekly on North Korea (Feb.17-Mar.2, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • North Korea Narcotics Involvement Termed "Likely but Not Certain" Washington File 01 Mar 2006 -- North Korea most likely sponsored narcotics production and trafficking in 2005, although there were no public reports of incidents with clear, demonstrable links to the Pyongyang government, according to a State Department report released March 1.
  • Iran, North Korea Threaten To Develop, Spread Nuclear Weapons Washington File 01 Mar 2006 -- Iran and North Korea continue to present the greatest challenges to international efforts to control the spread of nuclear weapons, say leading members of the U.S. intelligence community.
  • Analysts: China Has Own Interests Concerning N. Korea VOA 01 Mar 2006 -- Experts say the United States and China do not always have the same interests when it comes to dealing with North Korea
  • More Than 170 Cases of U.S. Aerial Espionage in February KCNA 01 Mar 2006 -- The U.S. imperialist warmongers committed more than 170 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with various missions in February, according to a military source.
  • Video Meeting of Separated Families and Relatives KCNA 01 Mar 2006 -- The fourth video meeting of separated families and relatives took place on Feb. 27 and 28.
  • DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Urges U.S. to Lift Financial Sanctions KCNA 01 Mar 2006 -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Tuesday gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA blasting the U.S. for persistently floating far-fetched assertion that the DPRK counterfeited U.S. dollars without producing any evidence



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