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May 2006 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • International Consortium Drops Plans for North Korean Nuclear Power Plants VOA 31 May 2006 -- An international consortium has formally terminated a plan that would have established two light-water nuclear power plants in North Korea.
  • Families of KPA Servicemen Give Performance KCNA 31 May 2006 -- A performance was given by participants in the 9th contests of art groups of families of KPA servicemen at the People's Palace of Culture
  • U.S. "War on Terrorism" and "Spread of Democracy" Bound to Go Bust KCNA 31 May 2006 -- The U.S.-touted "war on terrorism" and "spread of democracy" is censured worldwide and is on the verge of total bankruptcy due to its reactionary and aggressive nature, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed article
  • Rich Experience in Building Revolutionary Party KCNA 31 May 2006 -- The Workers' Party of Korea has set a good example in building a revolutionary party through its protracted history full of ordeals.
  • DPRK FM Leaves for Beijing KCNA 31 May 2006 -- DPRK Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun and his party left here Tuesday to visit China.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit 215 KCNA 31 May 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 215 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment
  • Rodong Sinmun on Failure to Conduct Inter-Korean Trial Train Operation KCNA 30 May 2006 -- The south Korean authorities are now provocatively shifting on to the north side the blame for the failure to conduct the north-south trial train operation as scheduled on May 25
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Large Combined Unit KCNA 30 May 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 the command of Large Combined Unit 264 of the KPA.
  • KPA Side Refutes South Side's Smear Campaign over Abortive Trial Train Operation KCNA 29 May 2006 -- The authorities and officials concerned of the ruling and opposition parties of south Korea are vying with each other to vociferously assert that the north side is to blame for the failure of the north and the south to conduct the trial train operation on May 25 as scheduled. In this connection a spokesman for the north side delegation to the Inter-Korean Military Talks on Saturday issued a statement clarifying the stand of the Korean People's Army
  • S. Korea to Blame for Abortive Trial Train Operation KCNA 29 May 2006 -- The south Korean authorities should take their military and the ultra-right conservatives of the "Grand National Party" to task for the abortive trial train operation, force them to pay for their crimes and apologize for defaming the flag of the DPRK and sternly punish those responsible for it, urges Minju Joson Sunday in a signed commentary
  • Construction Brisk in Rural Areas of Korea KCNA 29 May 2006 -- 20 new rural villages appeared in South Hwanghae Province in a matter of four months this year
  • Aggressive Nature and Danger of Realignment of U.S. Forces Disclosed KCNA 29 May 2006 -- With no crafty moves can the U.S. imperialists conceal the aggressive nature and danger of the realignment of their forces frantically stepped up under the pretext of "troop reduction" to dominate the world, observes Rodong Sinmun Saturday in a signed article
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Keeping Steadfast Anti-imperialist Class Consciousness KCNA 29 May 2006 -- The reality of Korea building socialism while confronting with the U.S. imperialists, the chieftain of aggression and war, requires to have more transparent anti-imperialist class consciousness than ever before, says Rodong Sinmun Saturday in a signed article
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Air Force Unit KCNA 29 May 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 797 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led seventh regiment
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service May. 22 - May. 28, 2006
  • Rodong Sinmun on Korean Nation-First Spirit KCNA 27 May 2006 -- The Korean nation-first spirit is a powerful driving force pushing forward the June 15 era of reunification as it is the idea and sentiment reflecting the unanimous desire and will of the fellow countrymen to demonstrate all over the world the dignity and might of the Korean nation which has five thousand-year-long history, fine culture and proud traditions.
  • Telephone Message to Head of S. Side Delegation to Inter-Korean Ministerial Talks KCNA 27 May 2006 -- Kwon Ho Ung, head of the north side's delegation to the inter-Korean ministerial talks, Friday sent the following telephone message to Ri Jong Sok, chief delegate of the south side's delegation
  • CPRF Spokesman on Failure to Conduct Trial Train Operation KCNA 27 May 2006 -- The south side was wholly to blame for the failure to conduct the trial train operation as the south Korean military totally sidestepped the solution of pending issues, priorities in ensuring peace on the Korean Peninsula
  • Kim Jong Il Appreciates Art Performance KCNA 26 May 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, appreciated a performance given by art groups of families of servicemen of KPA Units 287 and 567
  • US Envoy: N. Korea Must Return to Six Party Talks VOA 26 May 2006 -- The chief American envoy to North Korea nuclear talks says Pyongyang needs to decide to return to the bargaining table, as there will be no new enticements.
  • Libya Nuclear Deal may Be a Model for North Korea VOA 25 May 2006 -- The United States formally re-established diplomatic ties with Libya this month, three years after that country agreed to dismantle its nuclear program
  • North Side Notifies South Side of Its Stand on Trial Train Operation KCNA 25 May 2006 -- Pak Jong Song, head of the north side's group for the working contact for the reconnection of rail and road links between the north and the south of Korea, sent the following notice to Hong Kwang Phyo, chief delegate of the south side's group, informing it of the north side's stand on the north-south trial train operation on Wednesday
  • RS Rebuts Bush's Theory of "Third World War" KCNA 25 May 2006 -- The sophism about "theory of the third world war" recently made by U.S. President Bush is nothing but a revelation of a dangerous scenario to escalate the U.S. "anti-terrorism war" for aggression worldwide in the future.
  • US Envoy Says No Progress Toward Restarting N. Korea Nuclear Talks VOA 25 May 2006 -- U.S. envoy Christopher Hill says there has been no progress on efforts to bring North Korea back to nuclear disarmament talks, and there are no plans to offer new incentives to Pyongyang.
  • Weekly on North Korea (May 19-25, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Analysis: 'Peace' Feelers Toward Pyongyang cfr.org 24 May 2006 -- On May 17, the New York Times reported the United States is considering opening talks with North Korea on a formal peace treaty while negotiations on its nuclear program are still underway
  • Backgrounder: U.S. May Shift Strategy on North Korea cfr.org 24 May 2006
  • Industrial Establishments Undergo Update in DPRK KCNA 24 May 2006 -- Efforts are being made to update facilities in all units and sectors of the national economy in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in accordance with the requirements of the new century
  • North Korea Calls Off Long Awaited Test of Rail Links With South VOA 24 May 2006 -- North Korea has canceled a landmark test of rail links with South Korea one day before it was scheduled to take place
  • U.S. Scheme to Revive "Multi-National Forces" Flayed KCNA 23 May 2006 -- The army and the people of the DPRK will destroy aggressors to the last man with their matchless self-defensive deterrent built up under Songun politics and wreak bitter grudges on the U.S. imperialists, if these warmongers dared start another Korean War, captive to war hysteria, declares a Rodong Sinmun analyst Monday
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Marking "Day of By Our Nation Itself" with Success KCNA 23 May 2006 -- It is a nationwide agreement and common desire of all the Koreans at home and abroad to mark June 15 as "Day of By Our Nation Itself" every year, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed article.
  • Prominent Voices Call on N. Korea to End Weapons Program VOA 23 May 2006 -- As the United States' chief envoy to the North Korea nuclear talks once again heads for Northeast Asia, prominent voices are calling on Pyongyang to end its weapons programs
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 22 May 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 the commanding officers training unit of 549 Large Combined Unit of the KPA
  • Rodong Sinmun Terms U.S. Nuclear Criminal KCNA 22 May 2006 -- The United States is the arch criminal taking the lead in the development of nuclear weapons, sparking off a new nuclear arms race and bringing the danger of a thermonuclear war to humankind.
  • Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Start of Building New Country Marked KCNA 22 May 2006 -- A national meeting was held in front of the Monument to the Pothong River Improvement Project on May 20 to mark the 60th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's participation in the ground-breaking ceremony of the project for building a new country.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Art Performance KCNA 22 May 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, appreciated together with servicepersons of the KPA a performance given by art groups of families of servicemen of KPA Units 488 and 534 who had participated in the 9th contest among art groups of families of servicemen of the KPA
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service May. 15 - May. 21, 2006
  • Inter-Korean General-level Military Talks Close KCNA 20 May 2006 -- The 4th North-South General-level Military Talks which opened in the portion of the south side in Panmunjom closed Thursday.
  • Successes in Water Conservancy KCNA 20 May 2006 -- Sixty years have passed since the ground-breaking ceremony of the River Pothong improvement project.
  • Japan, S. Korea Say No Sign of Missle Test By North Korea VOA 19 May 2006 -- Japanese officials say they have been anticipating for some time a test of the latest-generation North Korean ballistic missile, which could be capable of reaching the United States.
  • Nearly 50 Waterways Built in DPRK KCNA 19 May 2006 -- 50 gravity-fed waterways appeared in different parts of the DPRK this year. Their length totals more than 128 kms.
  • Kim Jong Il Appreciates Art Performance KCNA 19 May 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, appreciated together with servicepersons of the KPA a performance given by art groups of families of servicemen of KPA Units 762 and 324
  • US Reaffirms Readiness for Peace Treaty Talks with North Korea VOA 18 May 2006 -- The Bush administration said Thursday it would consider talks on a formal peace treaty with North Korea, if Pyongyang returned to the six-party talks on its nuclear program and committed to disarm
  • Annan Wants Iranian and Korean Nuclear 'Crises' Resolved VOA 18 May 2006 -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has expressed frustration at the lack of progress in resolving the Iranian and North Korean nuclear disputes
  • Inter-Korean General-Level Military Talks Open KCNA 18 May 2006 -- The fourth north-south general-level military talks opened in the portion of the south side at Panmunjom Tuesday.
  • KCNA Blasts Japan's Hectic Diplomacy over "Issue of Abduction" KCNA 18 May 2006 -- Senior politicians and diplomats of Japan are busy with diplomacy at home and abroad aimed at eliciting "international cooperation" over the "issue of abduction."
  • U.S. Official's Arrogant Act Flayed KCNA 18 May 2006 -- The special envoy for north Korean human rights issue of the U.S. State Department in an article contributed to the Wall Street Journal shortly ago accused south Korean businesses that have advanced to the Kaesong Industrial Zone of helping the north Korean regime, spinning out a string of trash about human rights performance in the north
  • DPRK and China Cooperate in Field of Inspection and Quarantine KCNA 18 May 2006 -- An agreement on cooperation in the field of inspection and quarantine between the DPRK State Bureau of Quality Control and the State General Administration of Quality Supervision's Inspection and Quarantine of China was inked in Beijing
  • Issue of Kim Dae Jung's Visit to Pyongyang Discussed KCNA 18 May 2006 -- A working-level contact between delegates of the north and the south took place at Mt. Kumgang resort on May 16 and 17 to discuss the issue of former south Korean President Kim Dae Jung's visit to Pyongyang.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 18 May 2006 -- 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 1464.
  • Weekly on North Korea (May 12-18, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Annan discusses DPR Korea's nuclear programme with Japanese Prime Minister UN News Centre 17 May 2006 -- On the third leg of a six-country tour, Secretary-General Kofi Annan met in Tokyo today with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, discussing issues ranging from United Nations reform to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) nuclear weapons programme.
  • Chinese Delegation Feted KCNA 17 May 2006 -- The Ministry of the People's Armed Forces gave a reception Monday in honour of the Chinese delegation of martyr Mao Anying's family and relatives, which has come to Korea to visit the grave of Mao Anying who is son of Chairman Mao Zedong, the great leader of the Chinese people, and fell in the Korean war
  • Delegation of Mao Anying's Family and Relatives Winds up Its Korea Visit KCNA 17 May 2006 -- The delegation of martyr Mao Anying's family and relatives led by Shao Hua, former Deputy Department Director of the Chinese Academy of Military Science, went back home on Tuesday after winding up its six-day visit to Korea
  • KCNA 17 May 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 1891.
  • Koreas Hold High-Level Military Talks VOA 16 May 2006 -- South and North Korea have opened high-level military talks aimed at easing tensions on the divided peninsula.
  • U.S. Urges Iran, North Korea To Follow Libya RFE/RL 16 May 2006 -- The United States is calling on Iran and North Korea to follow Libya's example and abandon efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction.
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 16 May 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday dedicates a signed article to the 18th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "Let Us All Live and Struggle Like Heroes".
  • Nuclear Warmongers' Reckless Moves under Fire KCNA 16 May 2006 -- The United States' escalated moves to update nuclear weapons and develop laser weapons are dangerous and reckless war moves to establish military domination over the world, observes Rodong Sinmun today in a signed commentary.
  • National Pride, Vitalizer for Independent Reunification Movement KCNA 16 May 2006 -- The national pride of the Koreans is a vitalizer which instills vigor into the ranks of the movement for the independent reunification of the country and braces up their patriotic zeal, says Rodong Sinmun in an article Monday
  • MOU and Agreement Signed between DPRK and Syria KCNA 16 May 2006 -- A memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the fields of housing and other construction and an agreement on the promotion and protection of investment were signed between the governments of the DPRK and Syria in Pyongyang on May 14.
  • Labor Upsurge Being Effected in Spirit of Wartime Munitions Production KCNA 16 May 2006 -- The people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are effecting innovations in all the sectors of the socialist economic construction in the Kunjari spirit.
  • Kim Il Chol Meets Chinese Delegation KCNA 16 May 2006 -- Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Kim Il Chol, minister of the People's Armed Forces, Monday met and conversed in a warm atmosphere with the delegation of martyr Mao Anying's family and relatives led by former Deputy Department Director of the Chinese Academy of Military Science Shao Hua.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Syrian Government Economic Delegation KCNA 16 May 2006 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly talk with the Syrian government economic delegation led by Minister of Economy and Commerce Amer Hosni Lutfi at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Monday
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Chinese Delegation KCNA 16 May 2006 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Monday met and conversed with the delegation of martyr Mao Anying's family and relatives led by former Deputy Department Director of the Chinese Academy of Military Science Shao Hua at the Mansudae Assembly Hall
  • Ro To Chol Meets Chinese Delegations KCNA 16 May 2006 -- Ro Tu Chol, vice-premier of the DPRK Cabinet, met and had a friendly conversation with the delegation of the China Development Bank led by its governor Chen Won at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Monday.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Navy Sub-Unit KCNA 16 May 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 sub-unit of Unit 155 of the KPA Navy honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led seventh regiment. He acquainted himself with the training of seamen.
  • Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Work Observed KCNA 15 May 2006 -- It is the strong will of the Korean people to firmly preserve, widely use and develop their written and spoken languages closely associated with the leadership of the peerlessly great persons and thus further demonstrate the dignity and advantages of the Korean nation
  • Visiting Chinese Delegation Feted KCNA 15 May 2006 -- The DPRK government hosted a banquet at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Saturday in honor of a Chinese delegation of martyr Mao Anying's family and his relatives on a visit to the DPRK.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Era of Songun Politics KCNA 15 May 2006 -- The era of Songun is an era of enormous creation and change in which the army and people in the DPRK are working hard in all fields to build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation.
  • U.S. Can Never Cover Up Its True Colors as Biological and Chemical War Criminal KCNA 15 May 2006 -- The U.S. bellicose forces, not content with being the biggest possessor of biological and chemical weapons in the world, are continuously developing and producing new nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and openly using them in aggression and war against other countries in defiance of international law
  • Annan Stresses Urgency of Resolving Iran, N. Korea Nuclear Standoffs VOA 15 May 2006 -- The United Nations secretary-general says the global community must act quickly to peacefully end disputes over nuclear programs in Iran and North Korea
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service May. 8 - May. 14, 2006
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Famous Work Marked KCNA 13 May 2006 -- A scientific seminar took place at the People's Palace of Culture on May 11 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "On Popularizing Physical Training and Sport and Developing Sporting Skills Rapidly".
  • Rodong Sinmun on Effective Socialist Political Mode KCNA 13 May 2006 -- The Juche idea is a unique political philosophy, a revolutionary philosophy as it provides principles and methodology for leading the revolution and construction along the road of victory.
  • Dangerous Moves to Revise Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation Guidelines under Fire KCNA 13 May 2006 -- Japan and the United States are contemplating to revise the "Japan-U.S. defense cooperation guidelines" adopted in 1997
  • Syrian Government Economic Delegation Here KCNA 13 May 2006 -- A Syrian government economic delegation led by Amer Hosni Lutfi, minister of Economy and Commerce, arrived here Friday.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Women's Company of KPA KCNA 12 May 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 company of KPA Unit 838
  • Commemorative Stamp Published in DPRK KCNA 12 May 2006 -- A new stamp has been issued in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Pothong River improvement project, the first large-scale nature-remaking project in the DPRK
  • Chinese Delegation Here KCNA 12 May 2006 -- A Chinese delegation of Martyr Mao Anying's family and his relatives led by Former Deputy Department Director of the Chinese Academy of Military Science Shao Hua arrived here Thursday
  • Kim Jong Il Provides On-Site Guidance to Newly Built Pyongyang Conservatory KCNA 11 May 2006 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, provided on-site guidance to the newly built Pyongyang Conservatory.
  • Chinese Delegation Here KCNA 11 May 2006 -- A delegation of the Xinhua News Agency of China led by Deputy Editor-in-Chief Ju Mengjun arrived here Wednesday
  • UN Food Agency Resumes Work in North Korea VOA 11 May 2006 -- The U.N.'s World Food Program says North Korea has agreed to let the agency start distributing food in the country again after ordering it to halt operations late last year.
  • Weekly on North Korea (May 5-11, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • US Lawmaker Welcomes North Korean Refugees VOA 10 May 2006 -- A key U.S. senator has spoken with six North Korean refugees who arrived in the United States last week.
  • Ro Tu Chol Meets Chinese Government Delegation KCNA 10 May 2006 -- Ro Tu Chol, vice-premier of the Cabinet, met and had a friendly conversation with the visiting government economic and trade delegation of China
  • DPRK and China Cooperate in Economy and Trade KCNA 10 May 2006 -- The second meeting of the DPRK-China Economic, Trade and Scientific and Technological Cooperation Committee was held at the People's Palace of Culture Tuesday
  • First Architectural Aesthetic Symposium Held KCNA 10 May 2006 -- The first architectural aesthetic symposium was held at the People's Palace of Culture Tuesday
  • Kim Jong Il Gives On-site Guidance to Newly Built Pig Farm KCNA 09 May 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, gave on-the-spot guidance to pig farm No. 110 newly built by KPA servicepersons
  • Chinese Delegation Here KCNA 09 May 2006 -- A government economic and trade delegation of China led by Ma Xiuhong, vice-minister of Commerce, arrived here on Monday
  • RS on Paektu Revolutionary Traditions KCNA 08 May 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun today devotes its one whole page to a by-lined article titled "Paektu revolutionary traditions are an eternal lifeline of Songun Korea".
  • Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service May. 1 - May. 7, 2006
  • RS Calls for Intensifying Solidarity among Koreans at Home and Abroad KCNA 08 May 2006 -- In order to push ahead with the cause of reunification which is advancing in the idea of "By our nation itself" it is imperative to intensify solidarity and unity among patriotic forces of reunification at home and abroad.
  • "Kim Jong Il Biography" Vol. 3 Off Press KCNA 06 May 2006 -- The International Institute of the Juche Idea in Japan published "Kim Jong Il Biography" Vol. 3 which deals with his outstanding personality as a great man and his immortal exploits.
  • North Side Sends Telephone Message to South Side KCNA 06 May 2006 -- The head of the north side to the inter-Korean ministerial talks Friday sent a telephone message to the chief delegate of the south side proposing a working contact between officials concerned of the two sides to discuss the issue of Pyongyang visit by Kim Dae Jung, former president of south Korea.
  • Powerful Spurs to Revolutionary Cause of Juche Called for KCNA 06 May 2006 -- Pyongyang-based papers Friday in editorials dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Association for the Restoration of the Fatherland (ARF) call for dynamically advancing the revolutionary cause of Juche, guided by the idea of single-minded unity, which represents a symbol of Songun Korea and its dignity and future.
  • Radical Improvement of Inter-Korean Relations Called for KCNA 05 May 2006 -- There is a growing danger of a nuclear war against the north by foreign forces in Korea.
  • S. Korean Military Authorities' Spread of Sheer Misinformation about North Denounced KCNA 05 May 2006 -- The south Korean "government information sources" were recently reported to have provided media with sheer misinformation that the warships of the navy of the north side engaged in maneuvers have pledged themselves to "retaliate against the naval force of the south side" on its guard duty "when an appropriate opportunity presents itself."
  • Rodong Sinmun Observes Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work KCNA 05 May 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun Thursday dedicates an article to the 15th anniversary of the publication of leader Kim Jong Il's work "Our Socialism Centered on the Masses Shall Not Perish".
  • Brilliant Tradition of Great National Unity KCNA 05 May 2006 -- The entire Korean people are making energetic efforts to achieve the reunification of the country through the great national unity under the idea of "By our nation itself".
  • Anniversary of Association for Restoration of Fatherland Marked KCNA 05 May 2006 -- A national meeting to mark the 70th anniversary of the Association for the Restoration of the Fatherland (ARF) was held at the People's Palace of Culture Thursday
  • US, South Korea at Odds Over North Korean Human Rights Issues VOA 04 May 2006 -- A human rights group says the food scarcity in North Korea is becoming more severe, and is being exacerbated by Pyongyang's recent policies.
  • US Diplomat Accuses North Korea of Boycotting Six Party Nuclear Talks VOA 02 May 2006 -- The U.S. representative to the six-nation talks aimed at resolving the North Korean nuclear crisis says Pyongyang is boycotting the process
  • Joint Gathering of Working People on May Day KCNA 03 May 2006 -- A joint gathering of working people in Pyongyang took place at the pleasure ground in Mt. Taesong on Monday to commemorate May Day.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls on Korean Nation to Defend Peace KCNA 03 May 2006 -- The defender of peace, the very one who prevents war in the Korean Peninsula is the Korean nation itself, Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article says, calling upon the whole Korean nation to rise up in the struggle to defend peace against war.
  • Rodong Sinmun Observes May Day KCNA 02 May 2006 -- The working class and people of the DPRK who have created a shining heroic epic in safeguarding and building socialism holding President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il in high esteem are firmly determined to accomplish to the last the socialist cause of Juche under the ever-victorious banner of Songun
  • Rodong Sinmun on Source of Songun Korea's Might KCNA 02 May 2006 -- The Korean People's Army and the people sincerely assist each other in the efforts to uphold the Songun revolutionary leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea with loyalty
  • National Meeting Marks May Day KCNA 02 May 2006 -- A national meeting took place at the Ryongsong Machine Complex on Monday to mark the 116th May Day.
  • May Day Marked in DPRK KCNA 02 May 2006 -- The working class in different parts of the country significantly marked the 116th May Day.
  • Minju Joson Calls for Glorifying Tradition of Korean Working Class KCNA 01 May 2006 -- Minju Joson Sunday in an editorial dedicated to May Day, an international holiday of the working class all over the world, stresses the need to glory the proud tradition of the Korean working class which has been boundlessly loyal to the cause of the Workers' Party of Korea and the leaders.
  • Farm Machines and Vehicles Sent to Co-op Farms KCNA 01 May 2006 -- The DPRK National Defence Commission sent farm machines and vehicles to the cooperative farms in Miru area in North Hwanghae Province.
  • Patriotic Movement for Great National Unity Called for KCNA 01 May 2006 -- The patriotic movement for great national unity is now gaining in scope and strength to be a nationwide movement thanks to the positive support and participation of Koreans from all walks of life.
  • Weekly on North Korea (April 28-May 1, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification



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