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April 2006 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service April. 24 - April. 30, 2006
  • Agreement of Joint National Committee Adopted KCNA 29 Apr 2006 -- An agreement of the Joint National Committee for the Implementation of the June 15 Joint Declaration (June 15 Joint National Committee) was adopted on April 27.
  • Maintaining Korean Nation-First Stand Called for KCNA 29 Apr 2006 -- The Koreans will have a bright future of independent reunification only when they fully display the spirit of national self-respect and firmly maintain the stand of attaching importance to the nation, the nation-first stand.
  • South Korean Intelligence Says at Least 5 Abductees Alive in North VOA 28 Apr 2006 -- In a closed-door briefing, South Korea's top intelligence official told lawmakers at least five South Korean abductees are known to be alive in North Korea.
  • Japan, US Increase Pressure on North Korea Over Abductions VOA 28 Apr 2006 -- Japan and the United States are trying to increase pressure on North Korea to provide full details about the fate of Japanese abducted by Pyongyang during the Cold War.
  • U.S. Sanctions Get It Nowhere KCNA 28 Apr 2006 -- The U.S. was reported to have asked Japan and its allies for cooperation in the efforts to make its sanctions against the DPRK more effective, while working hard to escalate them.
  • Pyongyang Middle School No.1 KCNA 28 Apr 2006 -- Twenty two years have elapsed since Kim Jong Il gave on-the-spot guidance to Pyongyang Middle School No. 1 on April 28, Juche 73 (1984) in spite of the rain.
  • Resolute Anti-U.S. Patriotic Struggle Called for KCNA 28 Apr 2006 -- A struggle for independent reunification for driving the foreign forces out of south Korea and establishing national sovereignty throughout Korea is bound to be accompanied by an anti-U.S. struggle.
  • U.S. Plan to Reorganize UN Command Blasted KCNA 28 Apr 2006 -- If the U.S. seek to ignite the second Korean war by introducing multinational forces despite our repeated warnings, the army of the DPRK will have no option but to take a decisive and resolute measure to contain them before they go into action, warned a spokesman for the Panmunjom mission of the Korean People's Army in a statement
  • New Graphite Mine Commissioned KCNA 28 Apr 2006 -- Jongchon Natural Graphite Mine was commissioned with due ceremony on Thursday.
  • KPA Anniversary Celebrated KCNA 27 Apr 2006 -- Performances were given at theaters in Pyongyang and localities to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the heroic Korean People's Army.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Three-point Patriotic Movement KCNA 27 Apr 2006 -- The three-point patriotic movement now gaining in scope and strength amid the strong support and active participation of all Koreans reflects the three principles of national reunification advanced by President Kim Il Sung and it is a nationwide patriotic struggle to implement the principles.
  • U.S. Dangerous Military Moves in Asia-Pacific under Fire KCNA 27 Apr 2006 -- The U.S., alleging that the DPRK's increase of its military capacity for self-defence is a "military threat" and a "factor of causing substantial instability", is escalating military tension in and around the Korean Peninsula under the signboard of "countering".
  • Weekly on North Korea (April 21-27, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Narcotics, Counterfeiting Help Fund North Korea, U.S. Says Washington File 26 Apr 2006 -- The North Korean government is funding its regime though criminal activities such as trafficking narcotics and counterfeiting U.S. currency and cigarettes, say top U.S. officials.
  • Intensified Anti-U.S., Anti-War Struggle Called for KCNA 26 Apr 2006 -- A fierce anti-U.S. struggle and strong actions for the withdrawal of the U.S. forces now being waged by people from all walks of life in south Korea are an expression of their firm will to fight against the U.S. Rodong Sinmun today says this in a signed article
  • Glorifying Immortal Exploits of Great Persons of Mt. Paektu Called for KCNA 26 Apr 2006 -- Minju Joson Tuesday in an editorial dedicated to the 74th anniversary of the Korean People's Army calls for adding shine to the immortal exploits performed by the great persons of Mt. Paektu in army building, saying that it is the highest pride and honor of the KPA that it has displayed its might as an army of justice and a powerful main force of the revolution under their leadership.
  • Songun Revolutionary Mode Created by President Kim Il Sung KCNA 26 Apr 2006 -- A new Songun revolutionary mode was created by President Kim Il Sung whom the Korean nation attended for the first time in its thousands of years of history
  • Wreaths Laid before Martyrs Cemeteries and Monuments to Fallen Fighters of KPA KCNA 26 Apr 2006 -- Wreaths were laid before the Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery on Mt. Taesong and the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery here on April 25 on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the heroic Korean People's Army
  • Floral Baskets Laid before Monument to Victory in Fatherland Liberation War KCNA 26 Apr 2006 -- Floral baskets were laid before the Monument to the Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War on April 25 on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the heroic Korean People's Army.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 26 Apr 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 3240 stationed in a frontline area
  • KCNA Terms U.S. Assertion about Financial Sanctions Self- Contradictory KCNA 25 Apr 2006 -- The U.S. is now standing more strongly censured by the world public than ever before as the U.S. assertion about financial sanctions against the DPRK proved hypocritical.
  • DPRK Will Never Allow U.S. to Dare Provoke It KCNA 25 Apr 2006 -- We will consistently react to the U.S. imperialists' hard-line policy with the toughest stance and never allow them to dare provoke the dignified DPRK, declared Kim Yong Chun, member of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, in a report made at the national meeting held on Monday to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the heroic KPA.
  • National Meeting Held to Celebrate Anniversary of KPA KCNA 25 Apr 2006 -- A national meeting was held at the April 25 House of Culture here Monday to celebrate the 74th anniversary of the heroic Korean People's Army.
  • South Side's Delegation to Inter-Korean Ministerial Talks Leaves KCNA 25 Apr 2006 -- A south side's delegation with Minister of Unification Ri Jong Sok as its chief delegate left Pyongyang today after participating in the 18th inter-Korean ministerial talks.
  • Joint Press Release on 18th Inter-Korean Ministerial Talks Published KCNA 25 Apr 2006 -- The 18th north-south ministerial talks were held here from April 21 to 24. At the talks both sides issued a joint press release after discussing practical issues arising in settling fundamental issues related to the political, military and economic relations between the north and the south and agreeing on them.
  • Development of Leading Sectors of National Economy Called for KCNA 24 Apr 2006 -- The preferential development of power, coal and metal industries and railway transport is an essential requirement for a decisive progress in the building of a great prosperous powerful socialist nation, says Rodong Sinmun Sunday in a signed article.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 24 Apr 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 196 situated in the front line area.
  • Inter-Korean Ministerial Talks Open KCNA 24 Apr 2006 -- The 18th north-south ministerial talks opened here Saturday.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service April. 17 - April. 23, 2006
  • DPRK Delegate Denounces U.S. Nuclear Doctrine KCNA 22 Apr 2006 -- The DPRK delegate made a speech at a meeting of the UN Disarmament Commission on April 11.
  • Kimilsungia Festival, New Chapter of World History of Flower Plants KCNA 22 Apr 2006 -- The 8th Kimilsungia Festival closed with success in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Immortal Exploits KCNA 22 Apr 2006 -- It is the immortal exploits of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il and a sure guarantee for the victory of Korean-style socialism to have built up an invincible revolutionary force in revolutionary spirit and socialist patriotism
  • United Actions of Koreans to Preserve Peace Called for KCNA 22 Apr 2006 -- The north and the south should take joint actions to frustrate the U.S. imperialists' moves to ignite a war of aggression on the Korean Peninsula, says Rodong Sinmun Friday in a signed article
  • South Side's Delegation to North-South Ministerial Talks Arrives Here KCNA 22 Apr 2006 -- A south side's delegation with Minister of Unification Ri Jong Sok as its chief delegate arrived in Pyongyang Friday to participate in the 18th north-south ministerial talks.
  • Consolidated Single-minded Unity of Party, Army and People Called for KCNA 20 Apr 2006 -- The unity and cohesion of the party, the army and the people based on the Juche idea are the hardcore of the revolutionary traditions of the Workers' Party of Korea, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed article
  • Enlarged Plenary Meeting of DPRK Cabinet Held KCNA 20 Apr 2006 -- Pyongyang-based papers today in articles dedicated to the 46th anniversary of the April 19 popular uprising call on the south Koreans to revive the soul and spirit of the April 19 uprisers and turn out in a sacred and patriotic struggle to drive the U.S. imperialists out of south Korea and realize reunification
  • Mangyongdae and "10 Scenic Spots of Hwachon" KCNA 20 Apr 2006 -- The name of Mangyongdae in Pyongyang was derived from its beautiful kaleidoscopic views.
  • Cambodian King Visits Venue of 8th Kimilsungia Festival KCNA 20 Apr 2006 -- Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni Wednesday visited the venue of the 8th Kimilsungia Festival.
  • U.S. and Japanese Plot-Breeding Organizations' Anti-DPRK Operation under Fire KCNA 20 Apr 2006 -- The people's security institution in the DPRK tasked to protect by law the socialist system, the life and soul of its people, tightly holding the arms for state security, is following with a high degree of vigilance all sorts of dastardly plots and operations of the enemy's intelligence and plot-breeding bodies against the DPRK.
  • Weekly on North Korea (April 14-20, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Cambodian King Pays Courtesy Call on Kim Yong Nam KCNA 19 Apr 2006 -- Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni paid a courtesy call on Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, at the People's Palace of Culture on April 17.
  • Cambodian King Feted KCNA 19 Apr 2006 -- The Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly hosted a reception at the People's Palace of Culture on April 17 in honor of Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni on an official visit to the DPRK.
  • S. Korea May Give North 'Bold Economic Assistance' in Exchange for Abductees VOA 18 Apr 2006 -- South Korea's top official on dealings with North Korea says Seoul is ready to pay Pyongyang for the return of abductees and prisoners of war.
  • Kim Il Sung Lauded as Peerlessly Great Man KCNA 18 Apr 2006 -- President Kim Il Sung was a peerlessly great man who made a history of steady victory in the spirit of revolutionary optimism, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed article
  • Program Indicating Way to National Unity and Reunification KCNA 18 Apr 2006 -- Eight years have passed since Leader Kim Jong Il made public the famous work "Let Us Reunify the Country Independently and Peacefully through the Great Unity of the Entire Nation" on April 18, Juche 87 (1998).
  • Cambodian King Arrives Here KCNA 18 Apr 2006 -- Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni arrived in Pyongyang by a special plane Monday to pay an official visit to Korea at the invitation of Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme Peopl's Assembly.
  • Performances of ASFAF Go on KCNA 17 Apr 2006 -- Performances of the 24th April Spring Friendship Art Festival went on, drawing ever-increasing audiences
  • Day of Sun Commemorated in DPRK KCNA 17 Apr 2006 -- Working people and school youth and children across the country significantly commemorated the Day of the Sun on Saturday.
  • Children's Art Performance Given on Day of Sun KCNA 17 Apr 2006 -- A performance was given by members of the art group of the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Palace Saturday on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Company of KPA Unit KCNA 17 Apr 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 a company of KPA Unit 760.
  • Kim Jong Il Issues Order on Raising Military Ranks of KPA Commanding Officers KCNA 17 Apr 2006 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il Friday issued his order no. 004 on raising the military ranks of commanding officers of the KPA on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • Papers Editorially Commemorate Day of Sun KCNA 17 Apr 2006 -- Papers here today in editorials dedicated to the Day of the Sun call for dynamically advancing along the road of victory paved by President Kim Il Sung, rallied close around the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Concert Held on Day of Sun KCNA 17 Apr 2006 -- A concert took place in Mangyongdae Saturday on the occasion of the Day of the Sun, the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service April. 10 - April. 16, 2006
  • National Meeting Held to Commemorate Kim Il Sung's Birth Anniversary KCNA 15 Apr 2006 -- A national meeting was held at Pyongyang Indoor Stadium today to commemorate the 94th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
  • Kim Yong Nam's Report at National Meeting KCNA 15 Apr 2006 -- Kim Yong Nam, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, made a report at a national meeting held here today to commemorate the 94th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung
  • To Increase Military Deterrent Is DPRK's Right for Self-Defense: Kim Yong Nam KCNA 15 Apr 2006 -- The present situation of the Korean Peninsula has been driven to extremes by the U.S. vicious hostile policy toward the DPRK, and it is the DPRK's right for self-defense to strengthen its military deterrent hundred and thousand times to cope with the grave situation.
  • Joint National Meeting of KCU Organizations Held KCNA 15 Apr 2006 -- A joint national meeting of the Korean Children's Union organizations was held at the square of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, the supreme temple of Juche, Friday on the occasion of the 94th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung
  • Public Presentation of Kim Il Sung's Greatness Held KCNA 14 Apr 2006 -- A public presentation of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces on the greatness of President Kim Il Sung took place at the April 25 House of Culture on Wednesday on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • U.S. Preparations for Preemptive Nuclear Attack upon DPRK under Fire KCNA 14 Apr 2006 -- The Bush hard-line conservative forces have become frantic in their moves to push forward the establishment of the missile defence system (MD) and the modernization of nuclear weapons under the signboard of "security" and "defense".
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Marked KCNA 14 Apr 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun today dedicates an article to the 32nd anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "Let Us More Thoroughly Establish the Monolithic Ideological System in the Whole Party and Society."
  • Pyongyang in Festive Mood KCNA 14 Apr 2006 -- Pyongyang is decked in festive attire to meet the Day of the Sun, the birthday of President Kim Il Sung (April 15).
  • Title of Generalissimo Shining with Army Leadership Exploits KCNA 14 Apr 2006 -- President Kim Il Sung was awarded the title of generalissimo on April 13, Juche 81 (1992).
  • KPA Servicepersons' Solemn Oath-Taking Ceremony Held KCNA 14 Apr 2006 -- A solemn ceremony of servicepersons of the three services of the Korean People's Army took place at the square of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace on April 13 to pay high tribute to President Kim Il Sung and vow loyalty to Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • Kim Il Sung Awarded Order "Gold Star of Protector of Arts" KCNA 14 Apr 2006 -- President Kim Il Sung was awarded order "Gold Star of Protector of Arts", the highest commendation of the Russian International Charity Fund "Protectors of Arts for the Century."
  • Kimilsungia Festival Opens KCNA 14 Apr 2006 -- The 8th Kimilsungia Festival was opened here in a grand style.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Navy Unit KCNA 14 Apr 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 406 of the KPA Navy.
  • North Korea signals ready to rejoin nuclear talks RIA Novosti 13 Apr 2006 -- A high-ranking North Korean diplomat said Thursday the country could rejoin stalled six-party talks on its controversial nuclear program if the United States releases funds frozen in a Macau-based bank.
  • "Among the People" Vol. 67 Published KCNA 13 Apr 2006 -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House brought out the collection of reminiscences "Among the People" Vol. 67.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Air Force Unit KCNA 13 Apr 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 814 of the Air Force of the KPA.
  • US, N. Korean Envoys Trade Accusations on Delayed Nuclear Talks VOA 13 Apr 2006 -- North Korea's chief delegate to multinational nuclear talks says his country will continue to boost its arsenal as long as the talks are stalled
  • Weekly on North Korea (April 7-13, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • S. Korean Film Director, Former North Abductee Dies VOA 12 Apr 2006 -- A well-known South Korean film director, who said he spent nine years as a captive of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, has died
  • Fourth Session of 11th SPA Held KCNA 12 Apr 2006 -- The fourth session of the 11th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Tuesday.
  • SPA Discusses Tasks of Cabinet, State Budget and Development of Science and Technology KCNA 12 Apr 2006 -- The 4th session of the 11th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Tuesday.
  • Report on State Budget KCNA 11 Apr 2006 -- Vice-Premier of the Cabinet Ro Tu Chol made a report on the second agenda item "On the results of the implementation of state budget of the DPRK for Juche 94 (2005) and its state budget for Juche 95 (2006)" at the fourth session of the 11th Supreme People's Assembly held here Tuesday.
  • SPA Hears Report on Work of Cabinet in 2005 and Its Tasks for 2006 KCNA 12 Apr 2006 -- Deputy Pak Pong Ju, premier of the Cabinet, made a report on the first agenda item "On the review of the work of the DPRK Cabinet in Juche 94 (2005) and its tasks for Juche 95 (2006)" at the 4th session of the 11th Supreme People's Assembly held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall in Pyongyang on Tuesday.
  • Scientific and Technological Development Discussed at SPA Session KCNA 12 Apr 2006 -- The Fourth Session of the 11th Supreme People's Assembly was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall here on Tuesday.
  • Kimilsungia Exhibition Opens KCNA 12 Apr 2006 -- A Kimilsungia exhibition of the Ministry of People's Security was opened on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • Day of Sun Commemorated in DPRK KCNA 12 Apr 2006 -- A national oratorical meeting of university students took place at Kim Il Sung University on Monday on the occasion of the Day of the Sun. Students
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Smashing U.S. Strategy for Preemptive Attack KCNA 12 Apr 2006 -- The Bush administration recently announced a "national security strategy report", which outlines its main foreign policy on national security, diplomacy, military affairs, etc. for the present. In the "report" the U.S. revealed its intention to mount a preemptive attack on the independent countries and those countries disobedient to its assertion, listing them as "outposts of tyranny".
  • Japan's Smear Campaign against DPRK and China Debunked KCNA 12 Apr 2006 -- Minju Joson Tuesday carries a signed commentary denouncing Japan for slinging mud at the DPRK and China while making a terrific uproar over "military threat."
  • Russia urges for U.S., N. Korea to continue nuclear talks RIA Novosti 11 Apr 2006 -- A high-ranking Russian diplomat said Tuesday that ongoing differences between the parties to the six-nation talks on North Korea's controversial nuclear program which stalled in September could be resolved through bilateral talks, particularly with the U.S.
  • Breakthrough on N. Korean Nuclear Issue Not Expected VOA 11 Apr 2006 -- High-level diplomacy continues in Tokyo as U.S. and other negotiators try to lure North Korea back to six-party negotiations over its nuclear weapons programs
  • Events Held to Mark Kim Jong Il's Election as NDC Chairman KCNA 11 Apr 2006 -- Events were held on April 9 to mark the 13th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.
  • 24th April Spring Friendship Art Festival Opens KCNA 11 Apr 2006 -- The 24th April Spring Friendship Art Festival was opened in Pyongyang on Monday. As dusk fell, the festively decorated Pyongyang Grand Theatre, the venue of its inaugural ceremony, and streets adjacent to it were brightly lit.
  • Gift to Kim Jong Il from Chinese Delegation KCNA 11 Apr 2006 -- Leader Kim Jong Il was presented with a gift by the Chinese government cultural delegation on a visit to the DPRK.
  • Yang Hyong Sop Meets Chinese Government Delegation KCNA 11 Apr 2006 -- Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Monday met and had a friendly conversation with the Chinese government cultural delegation led by Ding Wei, assistant to the minister of Culture, at the People's Palace of Culture
  • Colorfully Decorated Flower Festival Venue KCNA 11 Apr 2006 -- The 8th Kimilsungia Festival will take place in the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition Hall in Pyongyang from April 13 to 20
  • Kim Il Sung's Immortal Exploits in Environmental Protection KCNA 11 Apr 2006 -- Twenty years have passed since President Kim Il Sung made public the famous work "On Improving the Work of Protecting the Environment" on April 10, Juche75(1986), the day following the adoption of the "Law on Environmental Protection of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea".
  • 2006-2008 Plan for Cultural Exchange between DPRK and China Inked KCNA 11 Apr 2006 -- The 2006-2008 plan for cultural exchange between the governments of the DPRK and China was signed here on Monday.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Sub-Unit of KPA Unit 205 KCNA 11 Apr 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 a sub-unit of KPA Unit 205 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led 7th Regiment. He acquainted himself with the sub-unit's
  • U.S. Says North Korea Should Return To Nuclear Talks RFE/RL 10 Apr 2006 -- The United States' chief envoy to North Korean nuclear arms talks, Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, says Pyongyang should return to six-party talks without preconditions.
  • North Korea on Agenda at East Asia Security Conference VOA 10 Apr 2006 -- A flurry of diplomatic activity related to North Korea's rogue nuclear weapons program is underway in the Japanese capital, but nobody is predicting a breakthrough in stalled six-party negotiations on the issue.
  • Korean Army and People Called upon to Glorify Songun Era KCNA 10 Apr 2006 -- Papers Sunday in editorials dedicated to the 13th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission say that the past ten-odd years when he has led the Korean revolution, assuming a heavy responsibility of the NDC chairman, were the unforgettable years which have witnessed a significant turn in strengthening the state and the revolutionary armed forces and the glorious years when the heroic stamina of the DPRK dynamically advancing toward a bright future, overcoming manifold difficulties, was brought into full play.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Sub-Unit of KPA Unit KCNA 10 Apr 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 tank and armored car drivers training sub-unit of KPA Unit 604.
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Election as NDC Chairman Marked KCNA 10 Apr 2006 -- An evening gala of young vanguard of the Ministry of People's Security was held at the ministry and a meeting of agricultural workers on the educational ground of the Unryul Revolutionary Museum on April 7 to celebrate the 13th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.
  • National Art Exhibition Opens KCNA 10 Apr 2006 -- A national art exhibition was opened at the Korean Art Gallery on April 7 to commemorate the Day of the Sun, the greatest auspicious April holiday of the Korean nation
  • Servicepersons of Ministry of People's Security Vow Their Loyalty KCNA 10 Apr 2006 -- A meeting of servicepersons of the Ministry of People's Security was held in the plaza of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace on April 7 to vow to uphold the Songun idea and leadership of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il with loyalty on the significant Day of the Sun.
  • Commemorative Stamp Published KCNA 10 Apr 2006 -- A commemorative stamp (a kind of stamp) was issued in the DPRK to mark the Day of the Sun (April 15)
  • Nat'l Meeting Marks 13th anniv. of Kim Jong Il's Election as NDC Chairman KCNA 10 Apr 2006 -- national meeting was held at the April 25 House of Culture here on Saturday to celebrate the 13th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.
  • KCNA Blasts U.S. Human Rights Racket against DPRK KCNA 10 Apr 2006 -- The United States in its recent 2005-2006 record "Supporting Human Rights and Democracy" malignantly slandered the DPRK again
  • Preemptive Attack not Monopoly of U.S., Warns Kim Il Chol KCNA 10 Apr 2006 -- A preemptive attack is not monopoly of the U.S. and the DPRK will never sit idle till it is exposed to a preemptive attack of the U.S., warned Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Kim Il Chol, member of the DPRK National Defence Commission and minister of the People's Armed Forces
  • Dancing Party of Ministry of People's Armed Forces Held KCNA 10 Apr 2006 -- A dancing party of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces was held at Jonsung Square here Saturday to mark the 13th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service April. 3 - April. 9, 2006
  • U.S. Accused of Attempt to Make Preemptive Attack on DPRK KCNA 08 Apr 2006 -- The United States recently announced a "national security strategy report" outlining its foreign policy. In the report the Bush administration openly disclosed its attempt to make a preemptive attack on the DPRK, terming it again an "outpost of tyranny".
  • Multifarious Celebration Events Held KCNA 08 Apr 2006 -- A meeting of youth and students took place at the plaza of the Monument to Party Founding on April 6 to celebrate the 13th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission
  • Fitness Center KCNA 08 Apr 2006 -- The Fitness Center, situated at the foot of Moran Hill in Pyongyang, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is visited every day by a lot of working people, sports fans and athletes.
  • North, South Korean Negotiators Meet at Tokyo Conference VOA 08 Apr 2006 -- South Korea's top nuclear negotiator says he and his North Korean counterpart have met to discuss resuming the six-nation talks on the North's nuclear program.
  • KCNA Blasts U.S. Economic Aggression KCNA 07 Apr 2006 -- In the new century the United States revealed its unlimited ambition to put under its control areas rich in oil, gas, diamond and ferrous and nonferrous mineral in the world
  • National Seminar on Kim Il Sung's Exploits Held KCNA 07 Apr 2006 -- A national seminar on the undying feats President Kim Il Sung performed for the revolutionary cause of Juche was held at the People's Palace of Culture on April 5.
  • Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Work Observed KCNA 07 Apr 2006 -- "10-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country", the immortal famous work of President Kim Il Sung published on April 6, Juche 82 (1993) is a great charter of national unity as it fully reflects his idea of great national unity, brilliant wisdom and patriotic will, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article
  • Greening Work Brisk in DPRK KCNA 07 Apr 2006 -- A campaign for greening streets, parks and roadsides is being vigorously launched in different provinces, cities and counties across the DPRK when the spring has come.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Chinese Defence Minister KCNA 07 Apr 2006 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Thursday met Col. General Cao Gangchuan, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China, state councilor and minister of National Defense of the People's Republic of China, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall and had a talk with him in a friendly atmosphere.
  • Chinese Defence Minister Leaves KCNA 07 Apr 2006 -- Col. General Cao Gangchuan, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China, state councilor and minister of National Defence of the People's Republic of China, left here today after wrapping up his three-day visit to the DPRK
  • DPRK Foreign Ministry's Spokesman Slams Japan's Claim to Tok Islet KCNA 07 Apr 2006 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry in a statement issued on April 6 accused the Japanese authorities of recently allowing the description of Tok Islet as part of Japan's territory in the history textbooks for high schools after instructing the same thing as regards textbooks for middle schools last year.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Women's Company KCNA 07 Apr 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 a three-revolution red flag women's company of KPA Unit 292
  • North Korean Nuclear Talks to Resume Unofficially in Tokyo VOA 07 Apr 2006 -- North Korea's top nuclear negotiator and other high-ranking officials from the communist state have arrived in Japan for a rare visit
  • Reception Given in Honor of Chinese Minister of National Defense KCNA 06 Apr 2006 -- The Ministry of the People's Armed Forces arranged a reception in honor of the visiting Chinese minister of National Defense on April 4.
  • Peasants of North and South Meet KCNA 06 Apr 2006 -- A meeting of representatives of peasants' organizations of the north and the south for implementing the June 15 joint declaration was held in Kaesong on April 4.
  • S. Korean Warhawks' Moves for Nuclear Armament Flayed KCNA 06 Apr 2006 -- The south Korean warhawks are taking the road of their own nuclear armament, which is a very dangerous development and an unpardonable anti-national act
  • Prompt Dissolution of "UN Command" Urged KCNA 06 Apr 2006 -- The commander of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in south Korea told at a recent hearing of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee that the United States would guide member nations involved in the "UN Command" to work out an operation plan for "emergency" and participate in the detailed activities for its implementation in a bid to further increase the role of the command and convert it into a "multinational coalition command".
  • Pyongyang to Be Facelifted KCNA 06 Apr 2006 -- Projects for building many objects and facelifting Pyongyang, capital city of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, are progressing apace this year. More than 50 objects and rural dwelling houses will be constructed and over 140 objects
  • Chinese Defence Minister Sojourns in Korea KCNA 06 Apr 2006 -- Colonel General Cao Gangchuan, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China, state councilor and minister of National Defense of the People's Republic of China, on a visit to the DPRK visited Mangyongdae on Wednesday.
  • Jo Myong Rok Meets Chinese Defence Minister KCNA 06 Apr 2006 -- Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Jo Myong Rok, first vice-chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and director of the General Political Department of the KPA, met Col. General Cao Gangchuan, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China, state councilor and minister of National Defense of the People's Republic of China, Wednesday when the latter paid a courtesy call on him.
  • Chinese Defence Minister Pays Tribute to Kim Il Sung KCNA 06 Apr 2006 -- Colonel General Cao Gangchuan, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China, state councilor and minister of National Defense of the People's Republic of China, Wednesday visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace to pay tribute to President Kim Il Sung.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Artillery Company of KPA Unit KCNA 06 Apr 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 an artillery company of KPA Unit 821 situated on the front
  • Weekly on North Korea (March 31-April 6, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • U.S. Intensifies Efforts To Promote Human Rights in North Korea Washington File 05 Apr 2006 -- The United States has been intensifying its efforts to promote human rights in North Korea since the 2004 passage of the North Korean Human Rights Act.
  • Posters for Kimilsungia Festival Published in DPRK KCNA 05 Apr 2006 -- Posters for the 8th Kimilsungia Festival to be held here on the occasion of the Day of the Sun were published.
  • U.S.-led War Exercises Flailed KCNA 05 Apr 2006 -- The frantic "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" joint military exercises in south Korea and the joint military exercise between the U.S. and Japan before them were dangerous war games aimed at an actual war in the region.
  • Chinese Minister of National Defence Arrives Here KCNA 05 Apr 2006 -- Colonel General Cao Gangchuan, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China, state councilor and minister of National Defense of the People's Republic of China, arrived here today by air
  • Talks between DPRK and Chinese Defence Ministers KCNA 05 Apr 2006 -- Talks were held here today between Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Kim Il Chol, member of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and minister of the People's Armed Forces, and Col. General Cao Gangchuan, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Communist Party of China, state councilor and minister of National Defense of the People's Republic of China
  • Kaechon-Lake Thaesong Waterway Pays Off KCNA 05 Apr 2006 -- It is three years since the commissioning of the Kaechon-Lake Thaesong gravity-fed waterway of Korean style. It has provided at least 1.9 billion tons of water to more than ten towns, counties and districts in South Phyongan Province and Pyongyang
  • True Colors of U.S. "Anti-Terrorist War" Disclosed KCNA 04 Apr 2006 -- The "anti-terrorist war" by the U.S. imperialists is one of the basic means to stifle anti-imperialist independent countries and achieve their ambition for world domination, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.
  • Struggle for Peace against War Called for KCNA 04 Apr 2006 -- The United States is getting frantic in its moves to ignite a war against the DPRK in order to stem the trend of the Korean nation's history toward reconciliation and reunification and realize its ambition for domination over the whole of Korea.
  • Chinese Minister of National Defence to Visit DPRK KCNA 03 Apr 2006 -- Colonel General Cao Gangchuan, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the CPC, state councilor and minister of National Defence of China, will soon visit the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • All Koreans Called upon to Keep to Road of Songun KCNA 03 Apr 2006 -- The road of Songun followed by the DPRK is the road of justice and truth, says Rodong Sinmun Sunday in a signed article.
  • Posters for April Spring Friendship Art Festival Published KCNA 03 Apr 2006 -- Posters for the 24th April Spring Friendship Art Festival to be held in Pyongyang in grand style were published in the run-up to the Day of the Sun. Posters
  • Papers Call for Glorifying Kim Il Sung's Leadership Exploits KCNA 03 Apr 2006 -- Papers here today in editorials carried in the run-up to the significant Day of the Sun call for eternally glorifying the immortal leadership exploits of President Kim Il Sung
  • Rodong Sinmun on Japan's Abduction of DPRK Citizens KCNA 03 Apr 2006 -- The Japanese authorities are obliged to immediately call to question the abduction of DPRK citizens by those of its NGO in DPRK-China border areas and take a relevant measure.
  • Gravity-fed Irrigation System to Be Built KCNA 03 Apr 2006 -- A gravity-fed waterway extending several hundred ris (10 ri equals to 4 km) will be built in the Miru Plain in the wake of the construction of Kaechon-Lake Thaesong and Paekma-Cholsan waterways.
  • Koreans Meet to Implement June 15 Joint Declaration KCNA 03 Apr 2006 -- A meeting for the Korean nation's unity was held here on Saturday to implement the June 15 joint declaration.
  • U.S.-S. Korea Cooperation in Nuke Development Assailed KCNA 03 Apr 2006 -- The Korean Anti-Nuke Peace Committee issued a statement Saturday in connection with the disclosure of the whole story about the development of a nuclear-powered submarine in south Korea that created a big worldwide furor
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service Mar. 27 - April. 2, 2006
  • 8th Kimilsungia Festival to Be Held KCNA 01 Apr 2006 -- The 8th Kimilsungia Festival will be held in Pyongyang on the occasion of the Day of the Sun (April 15), the birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
  • North Side's Committee for Implementation of June 15 Joint Declaration Meets KCNA 01 Apr 2006 -- A general meeting of the north side's committee for the implementation of the June 15 joint declaration took place in Pyongyang on Mar. 30.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Socialism Based on Collectivism KCNA 01 Apr 2006 -- Socialism is the most advantageous society for the people among those of different types established in human history and the essential advantage of socialist society rests on collectivism.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Source of Invincibility of Korean-Style Socialism KCNA 01 Apr 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun today dedicates a signed article to the 24th anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "On the Juche Idea."
  • DPRK's Just Measure for Self-Defence Hailed KCNA 01 Apr 2006 -- The DPRK Ministry of People's Security issued warrants of arrest for Fumiaki Yamata, Hiroshi Kato, Takayuki Noguchi and Ri Yong Hwa who were directly involved in the abduction of DPRK citizens in broad daylight in the guise of members of a "non-governmental organization."
  • U.S. Aerial Espionage against DPRK in March KCNA 01 Apr 2006 -- The U.S. imperialists committed more than 180 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK by mobilizing reconnaissance planes with different missions in March while staging large-scale "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" joint military exercises targeted on the DPRK, according to a military source.



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