Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
September 2006 - North Korea Special Weapons News
- Head of DPRK Delegation Reiterates DPRK's Stand on Denuclearization of Korea KCNA 30 Sep 2006 -- The DPRK government maintains its consistent position to resolve the issue of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula peacefully.
- Undying Feats of Kim Jong Il Lauded KCNA 30 Sep 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun in an article today says Kim Jong Il is a gifted thinker and theoretician who has glorified the revolutionary idea of President Kim Il Sung as the eternal guiding idea of the era of independence with his outstanding ideological and theoretical activities
- Japan's Cabinet to Tackle North Korean Abduction Issue VOA 29 Sep 2006 -- In one of his first significant actions as Japan's new prime minister, Shinzo Abe has established a special team to deal with the lingering issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korean agents.
- New Effort Under Way to Revive North Korea Nuclear Talks VOA 29 Sep 2006 -- New diplomatic efforts are under way to bring North Korea back to nuclear disarmament talks
- Rodong Sinmun Calls for Smashing U.S. Imperialists' Moves for War KCNA 29 Sep 2006 -- In order to prevent a war and defend peace on the Korean Peninsula, it is imperative to check and frustrate the U.S. moves for a war of aggression, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed article.
- Peace Must Be Won by Struggle: Rodong Sinmun KCNA 29 Sep 2006 -- It is a common demand of humankind and a pressing task of the times to ensure peace and the progressives should turn the 21st century into a century in which the independent demand and desire for peace of the popular masses would have been realized comprehensively, not a century in which the imperialist forces of aggression ride high and mighty, says Rodong Sinmun in a by-lined article Thursday
- Weekly Report on North Korea (September 22-September 28, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
- Rodong Sinmun Comments on Japan's Launch of Spy Satellite KCNA 27 Sep 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed commentary denounces Japan's recent launch of a military spy satellite as part of preparations for reinvasion of the Korean Peninsula and the rest of Asia, a criminal action of seriously threatening peace and stability in the region.
- Aim Sought through Much Advertised "Transfer of Right to Command Wartime Operations" Unmasked KCNA 27 Sep 2006 -- The reckless racket of the U.S. and the south Korean war-like forces under the cloak of "transfer of the right to command the wartime operations" is a serious military provocation against the DPRK and intolerable mockery of all the Koreans aspiring after peace and stability in this land, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday.
- DPRK Stand on South-South Cooperation Clarified KCNA 27 Sep 2006 -- It is the consistent stand of the DPRK to develop the South-South cooperation, said Choe Su Hon, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs who is leading a DPRK delegation, on Sept. 22 when addressing a meeting of foreign ministers of G-77 held during the 61st session of the UN General Assembly
- Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 27 Sep 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun today dedicates a signed article to the 19th anniversary of the publication of Kim Jong Il's historic work that fell on Sept. 25, which calls for dynamically advancing along the road of socialism under the uplifted banner of the struggle against imperialism.
- At UN debate, DPR Korea accuses United States of encouraging nuclear tensions UN News Centre 26 Sep 2006 -- The United States is promoting tensions on the Korean peninsula to justify its desire to strengthen its military presence in the region, the Chairman of the Delegation from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) told the United Nations General Assembly today.
- US Offers One-on-One Talks if North Korea Commits to Nuclear Diplomacy VOA 26 Sep 2006 -- A U.S. official says North Korea could have the high-level, one-on-one conversation with the United States that it has long requested
- Rodong Sinmun on Korean People's Faith in Socialism KCNA 25 Sep 2006 -- Grim ordeals and difficulties are lying in the way of the Korean revolution owing to the U.S. imperialists' vicious moves against the DPRK but all its people have strong faith that they are sure to win and the future of the country is bright as they are guided by Kim Jong Il
- Rodong Sinmun Hails Success of NAM Summit KCNA 25 Sep 2006 -- The non-aligned movement (NAM) will in the future, too, invariably defend its ideal and principle and steadily increase the efficiency in its activities and role, giving impetus to the global cause of independence, says Rodong Sinmun Sunday in a signed article
- Adherence to Revolutionary Principle in Standoff with Imperialism Called for KCNA 25 Sep 2006 -- All countries and nations aspiring after independence should not stand back even a step but courageously struggle against the imperialists to win a victory in the cause for independence against imperialism
- North Korea Weekly (Sept. 18 - Sept. 24, 2006) ROK National Intelligence Service
- US Scholar: North Koreans Preparing to Boost Nuclear Weapons Capability VOA 23 Sep 2006 -- A U.S. scholar, who just visited North Korea, says Pyongyang plans to unload more fuel rods at its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, which would boost its weapons capability
- United States Convenes Informal Talks on Northeast Asia Security Washington File 22 Sep 2006 -- In a continuing effort to generate stronger dialogue on security issues in Northeast Asia, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice convened informal multilateral talks September 21 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York.
- U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Urges North Korea To Implement Safeguards Washington File 22 Sep 2006 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has adopted a resolution urging North Korea to "cooperate promptly" with the agency, implement IAEA safeguards and comply fully with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).
- Juche-based Work Method KCNA 22 Sep 2006 -- President Kim Il Sung, who fathered the Juche idea, created and developed in depth the Juche-based work method in the protracted revolutionary struggle for embodying it.
- U.S. Termed Harasser of Global Peace KCNA 21 Sep 2006 -- The United States is a harasser of global peace because its "war on terrorism" has brought to the international community nothing but terror, retaliation, massacre, disaster, uneasiness and horror.
- Rodong Sinmun on Three-Point Patriotic Movement KCNA 21 Sep 2006 -- The patriotic movement for national independence, peace against war and great national unity is a just movement to frustrate the moves of the foreign forces against reunification of Korea and energetically push forward the cause of national concord, peace and reunification of the country under the banner of "By our nation itself."
- Meeting of Servicemen and People Held to Complete Kumya River Power Station Earlier than Scheduled KCNA 22 Sep 2006 -- An army-people meeting took place at the construction site of the Kumya River Power Station on Sept. 20 to thoroughly implement the instruction given by Kim Jong Il while providing field guidance to the power station construction site in September of Juche 95 (2006).
- Weekly Report on North Korea (September 15-September 21, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
- U.S. Legislator Urges Bilateral Initiatives with North Korea Washington File 20 Sep 2006 -- The chairman of the House International Relations Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific is urging the Bush administration to consider "bilateral initiatives" with North Korea.
- Kim Yong Nam Calls for NAM's Increased Role KCNA 19 Sep 2006 -- The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) should put up collective actions against the arbitrary and high-handed practices of a specified country and take more practical measures to establish a new and fair international order.
- Meeting Held to Mark Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Work KCNA 19 Sep 2006 -- A meeting took place at the Central Workers' Hall in Pyongyang on Sept. 18 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's famous work "Let Us Expose and Smash the Reactionary Manoeuvres of the US Imperialists".
- United States Lauds Japan, Australia for North Korea Sanctions Washington File 19 Sep 2006 -- The United States praised actions taken by Japan and Australia to implement U.N. Security Council Resolution 1695, which condemned North Korea's July 5 test launches of a series of missiles and demanded the suspension of all activities related to that country's ballistic missile program.
- Japan Slaps Financial Sanctions on North Korea VOA 19 Sep 2006 -- Japan has imposed financial sanctions on North Korea to punish the communist state for its provocative missile tests two months ago.
- Kim Yong Nam Meets Foreign Heads of State and Government KCNA 18 Sep 2006 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, on Sept. 15 separately met and had friendly talks with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Mongolian President Nambariin Enkhbayar who are attending the 14th summit of non-aligned countries.
- Rodong Sinmun Calls for Struggle for Peace against War KCNA 18 Sep 2006 -- The U.S. is desperately resorting to the moves to provoke a war of aggression in a bid to realize its wild ambition to dominate the whole of Korea
- Bolstering up Driving Force of Revolution in Songun Era Called for KCNA 18 Sep 2006 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il set out the idea and theory that the driving force of the revolution in the Songun era is an integral whole of the leader, the party, the army and the people.
- North Korea Weekly (Sept. 11 - Sept. 17, 2006) ROK National Intelligence Service
- Ahmadinejad calls for expansion of ties with DPRK IRNA 16 Sep 2006 -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a meeting with the Chairman of Supreme People's Assembly of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Yong Nam urged that mutual relations should expand in all fields.
- National Scientific Symposium Marks Diamond Jubilee of Kim Il Sung University KCNA 16 Sep 2006 -- A national scientific symposium of the scientific and educational field took place at Kim Il Sung University between September 12 and 14 to mark the 60th anniversary of the university.
- Japan Poised to Increase Sanctions on North Korea VOA 15 Sep 2006 -- Japan appears ready to impose additional sanctions on North Korea in the wake of Pyongyang's July test firing of several missiles.
- U.S. Imperialists' Reckless Arms Buildup under Fire KCNA 15 Sep 2006 -- The United States recently deployed in Japan the latest 10,000-ton class Aegis cruiser Shiloh equipped with a ballistic missile defense system
- Kim Jong Il's Field Guidance to Mt. Kumgang Resort KCNA 15 Sep 2006 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to Mt. Kumgang resort on his way of inspection of the front. Mt. Kumgang covers a vast area of 530 square kilometers extending 60 km from south to north and 40 km from east to west including Kosong, Kumgang and Thongchon counties of Kangwon Province
- DPRK Ambassador to Russia Appointed KCNA 15 Sep 2006 -- Kim Yong Jae was appointed as DPRK ambassador to Russia, according to a decree of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly.
- Weekly on North Korea (September 8-14, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
- Bush, South Korea's Roh Call for Resumption of Six-Party Talks Washington File 14 Sep 2006 -- President Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun September 14 called for the resumption of the Six-Party Talks to end North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.
- US, South Korea Call for Restart in Six-Party Talks on North Korea VOA 14 Sep 2006 -- President Bush and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun say they are committed to resolving the nuclear stand-off with North Korea diplomatically.
- Kim Yong Nam Leaves for Cuba KCNA 14 Sep 2006 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Wednesday left here to participate in the 14th summit of non-aligned countries slated to be held in Cuba.
- N. Korea Main Topic for Meeting of US, South Korean Leaders VOA 13 Sep 2006 -- South Korea's President Roh Moo-hyun is in Washington for talks with U.S. officials and lawmakers
- Full Play to Advantages of Korean-Style Socialism Called for KCNA 13 Sep 2006 -- Collectivism represents the true picture of Korean-style socialism and the way of living of the Korean people.
- Kim Jong Il Inspects Company of KPA Unit KCNA 13 Sep 2006 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il inspected a company of KPA Unit 8211.
- Kim Jong Il's Field Guidance to Construction of Kumya River Power Station KCNA 12 Sep 2006 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave on-the-spot guidance to the construction of the Kumya River Power Station
- Japan Launches Third Spy Satellite to Watch Over North Korea VOA 11 Sep 2006 -- Japan has launched its third spy satellite into orbit. Like the first two, this one is intended primarily to monitor activities in North Korea.
- Greetings to Kim Jong Il, Kim Yong Nam and Pak Pong Ju from Chinese Party and State Leaders KCNA 11 Sep 2006 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il and Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, and Pak Pong Ju, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, received a message of greetings from Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, president of the People's Republic of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission of China, Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People's Congress, and Wen Jiabao, premier of the State Council of China, on September 8 on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of the DPRK.
- Greetings to Kim Jong Il from Russian President KCNA 11 Sep 2006 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a message of greetings from V. Putin, Russian president, today on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of the DPRK.
- Message of Greetings from Cuban Leader KCNA 11 Sep 2006 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il and Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, received a message of greetings from Raul Castro Ruz, second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, first vice-president of the Council of State and first vice-president of the Council of Ministers, on Sept. 8 on the occasion of the 58th birthday of the DPRK
- Homage Paid to Kim Il Sung KCNA 11 Sep 2006 -- Senior officials of the party, the army and the state and people from all walks of life visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace on Sept. 9 to pay homage to President Kim Il Sung on the occasion of the 58th anniversary of the DPRK.
- Banquet Given in Celebration of DPRK Birthday KCNA 11 Sep 2006 -- The DPRK government arranged a banquet at the People's Palace of Culture on Saturday evening in celebration of the 58th birthday of the DPRK.
- U.S. Oceanic Strategy for Aggression under Fire KCNA 11 Sep 2006 -- The U.S. imperialists pursue an aim of military and strategic importance to attack the anti-imperialist independent countries with oceans as theatres.
- National Day Celebrated KCNA 11 Sep 2006 -- The 58th founding anniversary of the DPRK was significantly celebrated on Saturday.
- Papers Observe 58th Birthday of DPRK KCNA 11 Sep 2006 -- Pyongyang-based papers Saturday dedicate editorials to the 58th birthday of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Dignity and Might of DPRK Shining in World KCNA 11 Sep 2006 -- Though the DPRK has a small territory and population, its people have become the greatest people and the DPRK is demonstrating its dignity in the world as a powerful socialist country of Juche as they have a great leader, stresses Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article
- Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 11 Sep 2006 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il inspected KPA Unit 1824
- Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service September. 4 - September. 10, 2006
- National Meeting Marks Anniversary of DPRK KCNA 11 Sep 2006 -- A national meeting was held at the April 25 House of Culture here on Friday to celebrate the 58th birthday of the DPRK.
- "Patriotic Song", National Anthem KCNA 11 Sep 2006 -- "Patriotic Song", the national anthem of the DPRK, reflecting the ardent patriotism of the army and people, was created and staged under the warm care of the peerlessly great men.
- Kim Il Sung's Immortal Exploits in Building State KCNA 08 Sep 2006 -- Fifty-eight years have passed since the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was founded on September 9, 1948
- Weekly on North Korea (September 1-7, 2006) ROK Ministry of Unification
- Russia says further talks on N.Korea nuclear problem needed RIA Novosti 07 Sep 2006 -- A deputy Russian foreign minister said Thursday that six-nation talks on North Korea's controversial nuclear programs should be resumed.
- U.S., China United in Seeking Diplomatic Solution on North Korea Washington File 07 Sep 2006 -- The United States and China remain united in seeking a diplomatic solution to North Korea's nuclear weapons programs, says Ambassador Christopher Hill, the top U.S. negotiator for the Six-Party Talks, which are aimed at eliminating nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula.
- Possible North Korean Test May Force China to Take Tougher Line Against Ally VOA 07 Sep 2006 -- Reports that North Korea might soon test a nuclear weapon have prompted a flurry of diplomatic activity in north Asia
- US Discusses New Sanctions Against North Korea VOA 06 Sep 2006 -- The United States said Wednesday it is having diplomatic contacts on possible new sanctions against North Korea, under the U.N. resolution approved in July after Pyongyang's volley of missile tests. China said this week new sanctions may be counter-productive.
- US, China Discuss Warning North Korea Against Nuclear Test VOA 06 Sep 2006 -- The top U.S. envoy dealing with North Korea has conferred with Chinese officials on warning Pyongyang against testing a nuclear weapon.
- Popular Educational System of DPRK KCNA 06 Sep 2006 -- Twentynine years have elapsed since President Kim Il Sung made public "Theses on Socialist Education" on Sept. 5, 1977.
- US Envoy Talks With China on Implementing North Korean Resolution VOA 05 Sep 2006 -- Envoy Christopher Hill is in China for talks with Chinese officials on how to implement a U.N. Security Council resolution meant to stop North Korea from carrying further missile tests
- Japan, US Vow to Implement UN Resolution Against N. Korean Missiles VOA 05 Sep 2006 -- Envoy Christopher Hill is on a mission to confer with Japanese and Chinese officials as concerns are rising in Tokyo that North Korea will carry out an explosive nuclear test.
- "Ulji Focus Lens" Was War Game for Invading DPRK: Rodong Sinmun KCNA 05 Sep 2006 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday states that the "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercises staged in south Korea from August 21 to September 1 was a highly dangerous play with fire which, to all intents and purposes, was aimed at invading the DPRK.
- War Maniacs Seeking Aggression on DPRK Flailed KCNA 05 Sep 2006 -- The United States is trying to shift the blame for the strained situation upon the DPRK while kicking up quite a dust over "threat" at a time when the situation of the Korean Peninsula has been carried to the highest pitch of tension.
- US Envoy Seeks Resumption of Six-Party Talks on North Korea VOA 04 Sep 2006 -- The top U.S. negotiator has arrived in Japan with a warning that it may be difficult to revive talks on North Korea's suspected nuclear weapons.
- Anti-U.S. Mass Rally of Pyongyangites Held KCNA 04 Sep 2006 -- A mass rally of Pyongyangites was held Saturday on the bank of the River Taedong where the monument to the sinking of the U.S. aggression ship General Sherman stands.
- Rodong Sinmun on Sure Victory of Socialism KCNA 04 Sep 2006 -- is an immutable law governing the development of history that socialism is sure to triumph and it can emerge victorious only when importance is attached to the ideology and an army
- Kim Jong Il Gives On-the-Spot Guidance to Kusong Machine Tool Factory and Kusong Chicken Farm KCNA 04 Sep 2006 -- General secretary Kim Jong Il gave on-the-spot guidance to the Kusong Machine Tool Factory and the Kusong Chicken Farm
- Weekly on North Korea ROK National Intelligence Service August. 28 - September. 3, 2006
- Japanese Companies Linked to Illegal Exports of Goods Used to Make Nuclear Weapons VOA 02 Sep 2006 -- An investigation in Japan is revealing more details about domestic manufacturers that exported equipment that can be used to make nuclear weapons.
- Songun Politics Based on Juche Idea KCNA 02 Sep 2006 -- Songun politics is an independent one based on the Juche idea, which displays an invincible might in revolutionary practice.
- North Korea: US Missile Test Prelude to Attack VOA 02 Sep 2006 -- North Korea has accused the United Sates of threatening war with its missile defense test.
- U.S. Commits Over 180 Cases of Aerial Espionage against DPRK KCNA 01 Sep 2006 -- The U.S. imperialists committed more than 180 cases of aerial espionage against the DPRK by mobilizing strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with various missions in August, according to a military source.
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