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Pyongyang Army-People Rally against US Held

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, June 25 (KCNA) -- A Pyongyang army-people rally against the United States took place at Kim Il Sung Square on Friday on the occasion of "June 25, the day of struggle against the U.S. imperialists".

Attending the rally were senior party, army and state officials, the chairperson of a friendly party, officials of party, armed forces, power bodies, social organizations, ministries and national institutions, servicepersons, officials in the fields of science, education, culture and arts, public health and media, and working people, youth and students in the city, more than 120,000 people. The chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front and overseas compatriots were on hand.

Present on invitation were diplomatic envoys of different countries and staff members of foreign embassies here and foreign guests.

Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, said in his address at the rally that after launching an armed invasion against the northern half of Korea on June 25, 1950 to destroy the DPRK in its cradle and realize their scenario for world domination the U.S. imperialists carried out the most barbaric war of aggression in the world history of wars by mobilizing more than two million troops of their aggressor forces and armies of fifteen satellite countries and the south Korean puppet army and huge quantities of war materiel. Due to the bestial atrocities of the U.S. imperialist aggressors millions of innocent Korean people were mercilessly killed, and the whole territory of the northern half of Korea alive with the drive for carving out a new life was reduced to debris in the period of the war, he noted.

Under the wise leadership of President Kim Il Sung the army and people of the DPRK beat back the U.S. imperialists who boasted of being the "strongest" in the world and their imperialist allied forces by displaying matchless bravery and popular heroism and the might of single-minded unity and thus honorably protected the sovereignty of the nation and the gains of the revolution and brought about the beginning of decline for the U.S. imperialists, he noted, and went on:

The U.S., far from drawing a due lesson from the ignominious defeat it sustained in the last Korean War, has kept south Korea under its occupation and desperately pursued the hostile policy towards the DPRK, bringing unbearable misfortune and sufferings to the Korean nation.

The Lee Myung Bak group of traitors, too, is working with bloodshot eyes to put international "sanctions" against the DPRK into practice over the case of the sunk warship under the manipulation of the U.S. It attempted to resume the psychological warfare against the DPRK and is busy staging large-scale DPRK-targeted war exercises, blatantly challenging the aspiration and desire of the nation for the country's peace and reunification.

The U.S. should bear in mind that the war launched by it on June 25 ended with the victory of the Korean people on July 27 after three years.

If the U.S. and the puppet group of traitors finally ignite a war of aggression defying the repeated warnings of the DPRK, the army and people of the DPRK will never miss a chance but certainly give vent to their pent-up grudge and resentment to mercilessly wipe out the aggressors and the provocateurs.

Then followed speeches by representatives of the Korean People's Army, workers, agricultural workers and youth and students.

They stressed that the DPRK would react to the "retaliation" and "punishment" of the enemies and even their slightest provocation with Korean-style merciless punishment.

At the end of the rally there was an anti-U.S. demonstration.

The demonstrators marched along main streets, holding slogan-boards and posters. They chanted slogans reflecting hatred and resentment at the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean group of traitors.

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