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National Meeting Marks 57th Anniversary of Victory in War

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

Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- A national meeting was held at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium Monday to mark the 57th anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.

Present there were senior Party, army and state officials, the chairperson of a friendly party, officials of party, armed forces and power organs, public organizations, ministries and national institutions, servicepersons of the Korean People's Army, those of the Korean People's Interior Forces, officials in the fields of science, education, culture and arts, public health and media, war veterans, heroes and heroines, servicemen's families, those who performed merits in assisting the army, overseas Koreans staying in the socialist homeland and the chief of the Pyongyang mission of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front.

July 27, Juche 42 (1953) is the day of the victory the army and people of the DPRK won by defeating the U.S. imperialists in the three year-long hard-fought Fatherland Liberation War under the wise leadership of President Kim Il Sung.

In this war they protected the independence of the country and the sovereignty of the nation from the imperialist allied forces' aggression, shattered the myth of "mightiness" of the U.S. imperialists, who boasted of being the "strongest" in the world, and brought the beginning of the downhill turn for them.

KPA Vice Marshal Kim Yong Chun, vice-chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and minister of the People's Armed Forces, said in a report delivered at the meeting that the victory in the war was a miracle recorded in the history of modern war, a product of the Juche-oriented military idea and strategy, matchless pluck and outstanding commanding art of the President.

Under the outstanding leadership of Kim Il Sung the Korean people won a shining victory in the war, honorably defending the glorious DPRK and the gains of the revolution, frustrating the moves of the U.S. imperialists for a new world war and protecting the security and peace of mankind, the reporter noted, and continued:

The undying feats the President performed by winning the victory in the war and the ever-victorious tradition of heroic Korea have been steadfastly carried forward generation after generation under the outstanding Songun revolutionary leadership of Kim Jong Il.

He made a scientific analysis of the international environment and the rapidly changing situation of the Korean revolution at a time when a stern ordeal befell the country and the nation. He, on this basis, enforced Songun politics in all fields on a new higher level, the politics which calls for giving priority to military affairs and regarding revolutionary armed forces as main forces, thereby providing a firm political and military guarantee for final victory in the confrontation with U.S.

This great victory clearly testified to the fact that eternal are the ever- victorious history and tradition of the army and people of the DPRK who have Kim Jong Il at the helm of the Songun revolution and there is no force on earth that can overpower the might of the Korean people single-mindedly united around him.

The U.S. should realize that its war of aggression like the Korean War started by it on June 25 is bound to end in the victory of Songun Korea just as it ended in the victory of the Korean people on July 27.

The DPRK will further bolster its nuclear deterrence in a new advanced manner to cope with the increasing nuclear threat of the U.S.

This is a legitimate sovereign right of the DPRK and a mode of merciless counteraction of its revolutionary armed forces as they have always emerged victorious in the fight against the enemies by displaying the pluck and offensive spirit of Mt. Paektu.

Should the U.S. imperialists and the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors finally ignite a new war of aggression in Korea despite the repeated warnings of the DPRK, it will mobilize the tremendous military potential including its nuclear deterrence for self-defence and thus wipe out the aggressors and blow up all their strongholds. By doing so it will clearly show what a real war will look like and completely eradicate the root cause of war.

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