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January 2010 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • North Korea Weekly (January 25 - 31, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 980 (Jan 25 to Jan 31, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Command of KPA Unit 630 KCNA 31 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il inspected the command of KPA Large Combined Unit 630.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Art Performance by Itinerant Youth Art Squad KCNA 31 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il together with KPA servicepersons enjoyed an art performance given by the KPA itinerant youth art squad at the theatre of the renovated Hyangsan Hotel.
  • UN political chief to start four-nation East Asian visit in DPR Korea UN News Centre 31 Jan 2010 -- The top United Nations political official is set to kick off a four-nation visit to East Asia in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to a statement attributable to the spokesperson for the Secretary-General released today.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Renovated Hyangsan Hotel KCNA 30 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the renovated Hyangsan Hotel.
  • Vigorous Struggle against Imperialism Called for KCNA 30 Jan 2010 -- The basic demand for each nation to live and develop as independent people is to wage vigorous struggle against the imperialists' aggression, interference and domination, Rodong Sinmun Saturday says in a signed article.
  • National Reunification Movement Called for KCNA 30 Jan 2010 -- This year is a significant year marking the 10th anniversary of the publication of the historic June 15 joint declaration and the 30th anniversary of the proposal for the founding of the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo. The fellow countrymen should stir up the spirit of reunification nationwide and give further momentum to the atmosphere of reconciliation, cooperation and unity in hearty response to the appeal made by the joint editorial of the leading newspapers of the DPRK in the run-up to the above-said significant days.
  • April 15 Technical Innovation Shock Brigade KCNA 30 Jan 2010 -- Thirty years has passed since the April 15 Technical Innovation Shock Brigade was formed in January Juche 69 (1980) in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Economic Upswing Effected KCNA 29 Jan 2010 -- The Korean service personnel and people are now full of determination to make tremendous achievements in the building of a great, prosperous and powerful nation this year that marks the 65th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Validity of Songun-based Line Proved in Practice KCNA 29 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il published a famous work "The Songun-based Revolutionary Line is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution" on January 29, Juche 92 (2003).
  • US Urged to Make Decision to Conclude Peace Treaty KCNA 29 Jan 2010 -- Not a few days have passed since the DPRK Foreign Ministry upon the authorization released a statement in which it courteously proposed to the parties to the Armistice Agreement an early start of the talks to replace the AA with a peace treaty this year marking the lapse of 60 years since the outbreak of the Korean war. But some forces are repeating their assertion that the DPRK should "dismantle its nukes first" and advertising the effectiveness of "sanctions" in a bid to play down the validity and significance of the realistic proposal of the DPRK.
  • Struggle for Peace against War Called for KCNA 29 Jan 2010 -- A war can be averted and the people's desire for peace realized only through a staunch struggle against the imperialists' policy of war.
  • All People Called upon to Display Their Mental Power KCNA 29 Jan 2010 -- In order to glorify the significant year 2010 as a year of radical changes to be specially recorded in the history of the country it is necessary to conduct a widespread ideological campaign on all fronts for building a thriving nation to give fullest rein to the mental power of all the service personnel and people, urges Rodong Sinmun Friday in an editorial.
  • Thai prosecutors defer decision on arms cargo plane crew RIA Novosti 29 Jan 2010 -- Thai prosecutors have put off until Feb. 11 a decision on whether to indict the crew of a cargo plane that was seized with illegal weaponry from North Korea on board, national media said on Friday.
  • General Offensive Guaranteed by Songun KCNA 28 Jan 2010 -- Early in January General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited a sub-unit of the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division and construction sites of the Huichon Power Station to appreciate servicepersons for their feats in military service and the project and encourage them to continue doing a good job.
  • Strong Defense Power Is Symbol of DPRK's Sovereignty KCNA 28 Jan 2010 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has fully displayed its invincible might with strong defense capacities, while giving priority to the military affairs, which means Songun. The defense power that has been strengthened in many years of Songun and through the fierce anti-imperialist struggle guarantees the successful building of a thriving nation and the people's happiness and constitutes a symbol of the country's sovereignty.
  • US Accused of Escalating Arms Race KCNA 28 Jan 2010 -- A new arms race now under way in the international arena is entirely attributable to the U.S. policy of military hegemony and strength, observes Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed commentary.
  • North Korea detains U.S. man for illegally crossing border RIA Novosti 28 Jan 2010 -- North Korean authorities have detained a U.S. national for illegally entering the communist state from China, Yonhap said on Thursday, citing the official Korean Central News Agency.
  • N. Korea fires more shells toward S. Korea amid tensions RIA Novosti 28 Jan 2010 -- North Korea has fired several artillery shells toward a South Korean island in the Yellow Sea following a recent exchange of fire near the disputed maritime border, the Yonhap news agency said Thursday.
  • North Korea Says Second American Taken Into Custody VOA 28 Jan 2010 -- North Korea says it has arrested another U.S. citizen. If confirmed, the man would be the second American taken into custody in the North in two months. North Korea also is continuing with maritime artillery drills.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Roads in North Phyongan KCNA 27 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il looked round roads in North Phyongan Province.
  • Report of KPA General Staff on Live Shell Firing Drill KCNA 27 Jan 2010 -- The General Staff of the Korean People's Army issued Wednesday the following report:
  • American Trespasser Detained KCNA 28 Jan 2010 -- An American was detained for trespassing on the border of the DPRK with China on Jan. 25.
  • North, South Korea Exchange Fire Near Sea Border RFE/RL 27 Jan 2010 -- North and South Korea today exchanged heavy artillery fire along their disputed western sea border.
  • North, South Korea exchange fire near disputed sea border RIA Novosti 27 Jan 2010 -- North and South Korea exchanged artillery fire in the Yellow Sea on Wednesday, a day after Pyongyang declared the border area a "no-sail" zone, the South Korean Yonhap news agency reported.
  • North Korea Vows Continued Artillery Fire in Disputed Maritime Area VOA 27 Jan 2010 -- North Korea says it will continue to fire heavy weapons into waters along a maritime border it has disputed for decades. North and South Korea traded warning shots in the area, just days after Pyongyang unilaterally declared it off limits to ships.
  • News Agency: Two Koreas Exchange Artillery Fire Along Western Sea Border VOA 26 Jan 2010 -- South Korea's Yonhap news agency says North and South Korea have exchanged artillery fire along their disputed western sea border.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Sep. Iron Enterprise and Tokhyon Mine KCNA 26 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the September General Iron Enterprise and the Tokhyon Mine.
  • Lots of Foodstuff Factories Built KCNA 26 Jan 2010 -- Up-to-date foodstuff factories have grown in number in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Building of Confidence between DPRK and US Called for KCNA 26 Jan 2010 -- The general review of the process of the six-party talks proves that the issue of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula can never be settled in such way as discussion by the parties concerned and the talks will bring nothing even if they may be resumed, says Minju Joson in a signed commentary Tuesday.
  • End to Reliance upon Foreign Forces Called for KCNA 26 Jan 2010 -- To struggle for national independence against the reliance upon foreign forces serves as a litmus test to distinguish reunification from division and patriotism from treachery, observes Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed article.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 26 Jan 2010 -- One day in January Juche 88 (1999), General Secretary Kim Jong Il summoned some officials.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Pig Farm under KPA Unit KCNA 25 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the pig farm newly built by Large Combined Unit 567 of the KPA.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Pukjung and Rakwon Machine Complex KCNA 25 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the Pukjung Machine Complex and the Rakwon Machine Complex.
  • "Selected Works of Kim Jong Il" Vol. 3 (Enlarged Edition) KCNA 25 Jan 2010 -- "Selected Works of Kim Jong Il" Vol. 3 (enlarged edition) comprehensively dealing with works of General Secretary Kim Jong Il was brought out by the Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 25 Jan 2010 -- One day in June Juche 78 (1989), President Kim Il Sung visited the Myohyangsan History Museum.
  • North Korea closes ports, may be preparing for missile tests RIA Novosti 26 Jan 2010 -- North Korea has shut down ports on its western coast and could be readying to test-fire missiles, South Korea's Yonhap agency said on Tuesday, citing a military official.
  • North Korea Weekly (January 18 - 24, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 979 (Jan 18 to Jan 24, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • CPRK Blasts S. Korean Conservatives' Anti-DPRK Racket KCNA 24 Jan 2010 -- A spokesman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea Saturday released a statement condemning the south Korean conservative forces for pushing the inter-Korean relations to an extreme phase of confrontation by kicking up a crazy anti-DPRK racket quite contrary to the desire of the fellow countrymen for national concord and reunification and the trend of the times.
  • KPA General Staff Blasts S. Korean Defense Minister's Outbursts KCNA 24 Jan 2010 -- A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army Sunday released a statement blasting the outbursts about "preemptive strike" let loose by the south Korean puppet defense minister which have created such grave situation under which the tragic June 25 war may repeat itself on the Korean Peninsula at any moment.
  • N.Korea lashes out at South's talk of preemptive strike RIA Novosti 24 Jan 2010 -- North Korea on Sunday lashed out at the South's remark earlier this month that it could launch a preemptive strike against Pyongyang's nuclear facilities, calling the comment 'a declaration of war."
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Flour-Processing Combine and Foodstuff Factory KCNA 23 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the Pyongyang Flour-Processing Combine and the Ryongsong Foodstuff Factory.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Court and Central Court Building KCNA 23 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the newly-built court and the building of the Central Court.
  • Adherence to Spirit of "By Our Nation Itself" Called for KCNA 23 Jan 2010 -- It was clarified in the June 15 joint declaration that the problem of national reunification should be solved independently by the concerted efforts of the Koreans in the north and the south on the principle of national independence, and this resulted in "By our nation itself", the idea common to the Korean nation in the era of independent reunification.
  • Vigorous Struggle against Dominationism Urged KCNA 23 Jan 2010 -- It is important to wage a vigorous struggle against dominationism in order to realize global independence, says Rodong Sinmun in a signed article Saturday.
  • Author Says Race, Not Socialism, Is Key to North Korean Ideology VOA 22 Jan 2010 -- When it comes to North Korea, the world has come up with a lot of labels, including "the last bastion of Stalinist Communism." But the author of a new book says North Korea can best be understood through the lens of its racial views.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Performance Given by Art Troupe KCNA 22 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed a performance given by the State Folk Art Troupe.
  • Books Published KCNA 22 Jan 2010 -- The Pyongyang Publishing House has brought out books.
  • Kim Il Sung's Cause Carried Forward KCNA 22 Jan 2010
  • New Poster Encourages People to Fulfill This Year's Tasks KCNA 22 Jan 2010 -- A poster titled "Radical Turn in People's Livelihood Improvement!" has been created in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to arouse the people to the implementation of the tasks set forth by the joint New Year editorial published by leading newspapers of the country.
  • Offensive for Improvement of People's Living Urged KCNA 22 Jan 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun in an editorial today calls upon all the people to vigorously launch the general offensive for improving the people's standard of living in the same vim and working spirit as displayed by the employees at the Songjin Steel Complex (Songgang) under the leadership of Kim Jong Il and thus glorify the brilliant era of prosperity unprecedented in the history of the nation.
  • US Urged to Make Decision to Replace AA by Peace Treaty KCNA 21 Jan 2010 -- The old armistice regime, a product of the Cold War, still persists on the Korean Peninsula, creating an instable situation of neither war nor peace.
  • Inter-Korean Working Contact for KIZ Held KCNA 21 Jan 2010 -- An inter-Korean working contact for revitalizing the Kaesong Industrial Zone (KIZ) took place in the zone from January 19 to 21.
  • National Meeting Held KCNA 21 Jan 2010 -- A national meeting was held at the People's Palace of Culture on Thursday to commemorate the 85th anniversary of the 1,000-ri journey for national liberation made by President Kim Il Sung and the 35th anniversary of the first study tour to trace its course organized by General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
  • Songgang Exalts Might of Single-Minded Unity KCNA 21 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il has placed the workers of the Songjin Steel Complex (Songgang), who have established a Juche-based steel-making system, in the van of a great revolutionary upsurge in the Songun era.
  • Fight against Imperialism Called for KCNA 21 Jan 2010 -- The world progressive people should look through the imperialists' vulnerability and inevitable downfall and firmly stand up against their threat and blackmail, Rodong Sinmun urges this in a signed article Thursday.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Hungnam Smeltery and Fisheries KCNA 20 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave on-the-spot guidance to the Hungnam Smeltery, the Hungnam Taehung Fishery Enterprise and the Sojung Fishery Station.
  • 1st Meeting of Korea Taepung I IG Held KCNA 20 Jan 2010 -- The first meeting of the Board of Directors of the Korea Taepung International Investment Group took place at Yanggakdo International Hotel on Wednesday.
  • Noble Intention for Development of Light Industry KCNA 20 Jan 2010 -- President Kim Il Sung made public a famous work, "On Some Immediate Tasks Facing the Light Industry Sector," on January 20, Juche 54 (1965).
  • Guidelines for Solving Socialist Rural Question KCNA 20 Jan 2010 -- Thirty-five years has passed since General Secretary Kim Jong Il issued a famous work, "On Enhancing the Role of Party Organizations in Implementing the Theses on the Socialist Rural Question," on January 20, Juche 64 (1975).
  • S. Korean Warmongers' Saber-rattling under Fire KCNA 20 Jan 2010 -- The 26th motorized infantry division of the south Korean puppet army staged field mobile exercises under the pretext of "boosting combat capability" in the area of Kyonggi Province between Jan. 11 and 15.
  • Maximum Speed of March for Great Surge Called for KCNA 20 Jan 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Wednesday editorially calls upon all the Korean people to maximize the speed of the march for a great surge, fully confident of victory under the leadership of Kim Jong Il, and thus glorify this year, the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea, as a year of great changes to be specially recorded in the history of building of a great prosperous and powerful nation.
  • South Korean Human Rights Body Breaks Silence on Abuses in North VOA 20 Jan 2010 -- South Korea's government-funded human rights watchdog has issued its first report on widespread abuses in North Korea. The report reflects a significant shift in South Korea's approach to Pyongyang.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 19 Jan 2010 -- One day in February Juche 98 (2009) General Secretary Kim Jong Il had a meeting with senior officials of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • S. Korean Warmongers' Saber-Rattling Flailed KCNA 19 Jan 2010 -- The 26th division of the south Korean army had staged five day-long provocative field mobile exercises in the area of Kyonggi Province since Jan. 11. In another development, the south Korean military decided to set up a "cyber command" under the "National Defense Intelligence Headquarters." The minister of "National Defense" raised a hue and cry over "the north's possible provocation," an oft-repeated trumpeting, and called for "taking thorough measures to cope" with it at the "New Year press conference."
  • Replacement of AA with Peace Treaty Called for KCNA 19 Jan 2010 -- It is quite natural and right from a logical point of view that the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK proposed to the parties to the Armistice Agreement an early start of the talks for replacing the AA with a peace treaty.
  • Coal Production on Increase KCNA 19 Jan 2010 -- After receiving the joint New Year editorial published by leading newspapers of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, coal mines throughout the country have topped their daily quotas.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Performance Given by Art Squad KCNA 18 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed a performance given by the art squad of KPA Large Combined Unit 324.
  • DPRK on Reasonable Way for Sept. 19 Joint Statement KCNA 18 Jan 2010 -- The DPRK's proposal for concluding a peace treaty is a reasonable way for comprehensively and fully implementing the September 19 Joint Statement, declared a spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK in a statement issued Monday.
  • Improved Inter-Korean Relations Called for KCNA 18 Jan 2010 -- The inter-Korean relations still remain deteriorated despite the positive efforts made by the DPRK to achieve national reconciliation and unity and the country's reunification last year, guided by the spirit of the historic June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration. This is attributable to the south Korean authorities' persistent anti-reunification moves to escalate confrontation with compatriots.
  • Struggle against Anti-Socialist Moves Called for KCNA 18 Jan 2010 -- In order to defend and successfully advance socialism it is necessary to wage an uncompromising struggle against the anti-socialist moves.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 18 Jan 2010 -- One day in April Juche 66 (1977) President Kim Il Sung visited then Yonphung Senior Middle School in Anju County.
  • North Korea Weekly (January 11 - 17, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 978 (Jan 11 to Jan 17, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Combined Maneuvers of KPA KCNA 17 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il watched combined maneuvers of the KPA three services.
  • Settling Fundamental Issue of DPRK-US Relations Calls for KCNA 16 Jan 2010 -- It is time not only for all parties concerned but all the states concerned to opt for dealing with the fundamental issue for the purpose of achieving peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and denuclearizing it and thus make a decisive breakthrough towards settling the hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S., observes Minju Joson Saturday in a signed commentary.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Pig Farm under KPA Unit KCNA 15 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the October 7 Pig Farm under KPA Unit 534.
  • DPRK Warns S. Korean Authorities of Anti-DPRK Operation KCNA 15 Jan 2010 -- A spokesman for the DPRK National Defence Commission issued a statement on January 15 which reads in full:
  • Korean Workers Turning Out in Determined Offensive KCNA 15 Jan 2010 -- All the Korean people including the working class have launched a determined offensive in their workplaces to defend and glorify socialism.
  • DPRK Embassy in Russia Urges Conclusion of Peace Treaty KCNA 15 Jan 2010 -- A press conference was held at the DPRK embassy in Moscow on Tuesday as regards the statement made public by the DPRK Foreign Ministry.
  • Eradication of Leftovers of Era of Confrontation Called for KCNA 15 Jan 2010 -- In order to promote reconciliation and cooperation between the north and the south and achieve national unity it is necessary to have such fascist laws as the "National Security Law" and repressive machines, leftovers of the era of confrontation, abolished in south Korea without delay.
  • DPRK Proposes Talks on Resumption of Tour KCNA 14 Jan 2010 -- The Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee Thursday sent a notice to the "Ministry of Unification" of south Korea requesting it to hold a north-south working contact for the resumption of tour of Mt. Kumgang and the area of Kaesong.
  • Realization of Cause of Global Independence Called for KCNA 14 Jan 2010 -- The world people advocating independence should wage a dynamic struggle for global independence.
  • Struggle for Independence, Democracy, Reunification Called for KCNA 14 Jan 2010 -- In order to achieve signal success in the movement for national reunification this year the south Korean people should wage a more dynamic just patriotic struggle for independence, democracy and reunification.
  • N.Korea seeks to resume cross-border tours from S.Korea RIA Novosti 14 Jan 2010 -- North Korea on Thursday moved to reopen talks with the South on resuming cross-border tours to a scenic mountain area and a border town, which were halted in 2008.
  • North Korean Demands to Resume Talks Too High, Experts Say VOA 14 Jan 2010 -- Governments as well as military experts are calling for resumption of the six nation North Korean nuclear talks, but not on Pyongyang's terms.
  • Kim Jong Il Praises Huichon Power Station Builders KCNA 13 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il on Jan. 7 sent a letter of special thanks to all the builders of the Huichon Power Station for having fully demonstrated the spirit of Songun Korea in its construction.
  • 14th Kimjongilia Festival to Be Held KCNA 13 Jan 2010 -- The 14th Kimjongilia Festival will take place in Pyongyang on the occasion of the birthday of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
  • Poster Show Opens KCNA 13 Jan 2010 -- A show of posters calling for thoroughly implementing the militant tasks set forth in the joint New Year editorial of the DPRK's leading newspapers opened at the Pyongyang International Cultural Centre Wednesday.
  • N. Korea Maneuvers to Counter the Market It Fears and Needs VOA 13 Jan 2010 -- North Korea has taken dramatic steps in recent weeks to redistribute wealth, and to destroy the earnings of those engaging in what Pyongyang views as illegal trading. North Korea scholars say the steps are aimed at reining in a market that could threaten the country's rulers even as it sustains the population.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Newly-built Pig Farm KCNA 12 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the pig farm built by Large Combined Unit 313 of the KPA.
  • Sports Science Library Opened KCNA 12 Jan 2010 -- Recently a library of sports science opened in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Slogan Illumining Shortcut to Strong Economy KCNA 12 Jan 2010 -- The joint New Year editorial of Rodong Sinmun, Josoninmingun and Chongnyonjonwi, leading newspapers of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, sets forth a slogan "Let us push back the frontiers of science and technology in all the sectors of the building of a great, prosperous and powerful country and leap higher and faster!"
  • Advance for Improving People's Living Called for KCNA 12 Jan 2010 -- The workers of the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex in a letter addressed to all other working people of the country firmly pledged themselves to make this year a year of leap forward and spectacular success for it and ardently called upon all the working people to bring about a landmark turn in improving the people's standard of living and thus make significant October a month of happiness and joy.
  • Improvement of People's Living Called for KCNA 12 Jan 2010 -- The top principle of the activities of the Workers' Party of Korea is reflected in the joint New Year editorial which calls for bringing about a radical turn in the people's standard of living by accelerating the development of light industry and agriculture once again this year, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed article.
  • Great National Unity Called for KCNA 12 Jan 2010 -- The Koreans in the north and the south and abroad should cement national unity and thus surely bring about a turning phase in national reunification movement this year which marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of the June 15 joint declaration and the 30th anniversary of the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo.
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Marked KCNA 12 Jan 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Tuesday dedicates a signed article to the 20th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's work "On Some Tasks of Ideological Education of the Party".
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 12 Jan 2010 -- One day in January Juche 56 (1967) General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to a poultry farm in Pyongyang.
  • N.Korea pushes for decision on format of peace talks with U.S. RIA Novosti 12 Jan 2010 -- Pyongyang has asked Washington to decide on the format of peace treaty talks, North Korea's ambassador to Russia, Kim Yong-Jae, said on Tuesday.
  • DPRK Proposes to Start of Peace Talks KCNA 11 Jan 2010 -- The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea issued Monday the following statement:
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 11 Jan 2010 -- One day in the latter half of February Juche 60 (1971), President Kim Il Sung visited the Yahak Co-op Farm in Kanggye City, Jagang Province.
  • North Korea Calls for Peace Treaty with US Ahead of Denuclearization Talks VOA 11 Jan 2010 -- The U.S. says it wants to see North Korea return to six-party denuclearization talks before it considers negotiations involving a wider range of issues. U.S. officials commented Monday after North Korea called for peace talks with the U.S. and an end to sanctions as conditions for resuming the stalled talks.
  • N. Korea Calls For Peace Talks With U.S. RFE/RL 11 Jan 2010 -- which also involve South Korea, China, Russia, Japan and the United States -- a year ago. The talks are aimed at ending the North's nuclear program in exchange for aid.
  • North Korea urges talks on peace treaty to replace armistice RIA Novosti 11 Jan 2010 -- North Korea said on Monday it wanted talks with the United States on a peace treaty to replace the ceasefire that ended the 1950-1953 Korean War as a condition to restart nuclear disarmament negotiations.
  • N. Korea Hints at Return to Nuclear Talks VOA 11 Jan 2010 -- Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency carried a statement from the North Korean Foreign Ministry Monday linking a resumption of nuclear talks with an improvement in relations with the United States.
  • US Envoy Urges Release of Activist Held Captive in North Korea VOA 11 Jan 2010 -- President Barack Obama's newly appointed special envoy for North Korean human rights is making his first visit to the South Korean capital. He urged the North to release a captive American citizen and says, if the North wants closer ties with Washington, it will need to address its human rights situation.
  • North Korea Weekly (January 4 - 10, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 977 (Jan 4 to Jan 10, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Thailand files new charges against arms plane crew RIA Novosti 10 Jan 2010 -- New charges have been filed against the crew of an arms-laden cargo plane seized in Bangkok in mid-December, the Bangkok Post newspaper has said citing police sources.
  • Korean People's Belief in Cause of Socialism KCNA 09 Jan 2010 -- Eighteen years has elapsed since General Secretary Kim Jong Il issued a famous work "The Historical Lesson in Building Socialism and the General Line of Our Party" in January 1992.
  • Development of Light Industry and Agriculture Urged KCNA 09 Jan 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Saturday carries an editorial appealing to all the Korean people to accelerate once again the development of light industry and agriculture in the flames of the great revolutionary surge and make an all-out charge in response to the call of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • National Reconciliation and Cooperation Called for KCNA 09 Jan 2010 -- National reconciliation and cooperation are prerequisites to national reunification and priority tasks, says Rodong Sinmun Saturday in a signed article.
  • S. Koreas' Projected Field Mobile Exercises under Fire KCNA 09 Jan 2010 -- The 26th motorized infantry division of the puppet army announced on Jan. 7 that it would stage field mobile exercises in the areas of the cities of Yangju and Tongduchon, Kyonggi Province from Jan. 11 to 15, according to the south Korean Yonhap News.
  • S. Koreas' War Exercises Assailed KCNA 09 Jan 2010 -- The first field army of the south Korean puppet ground force staged the so-called "exercises for coping with infiltration and provocation of a local war" with the mobilization of all its personnel at the dawn of the New Year's day under the pretext of fending off "enemy intrusions" to be made "simultaneously" on land and along the coast. Earlier, the third fleet of the Navy of the puppet army kicked off a fuss, detecting, tracking and seizing ships secretly entering Pusan Port in a coordinated operation with "the maritime police agency on the southern coast."
  • Rodong Sinmun on Improvement of Inter-Korean Relations KCNA 08 Jan 2010 -- Without improvement of inter-Korean relations, it would be impossible to expect the national reconciliation, unity and cooperation, hope for peace of the country and security of the nation and successfully solve any problem related to the national reunification in conformity with the nation's will and interests.
  • U.S. Bellicose Forces' Scenario to Stifle DPRK Assailed KCNA 08 Jan 2010 -- The U.S. is pushing ahead in real earnest with the production and deployment of bunker busters for actual use while getting frantic with the development of new type strategic bombers equipped with Stealth technology and nuclear warheads.
  • Refurnished Restaurants in Changgwang Street KCNA 08 Jan 2010 -- The restaurants in Changgwang Street in the heart of Pyongyang have been refurnished splendidly to grade up with the Songun era.
  • More Mass Rallies Held in Provinces KCNA 08 Jan 2010 -- Mass rallies were held in various provinces and Nampho City to vow to thoroughly implement the militant tasks set forth in the joint New Year editorial from Jan. 4 to 7.
  • DPRK's Foreign Policy Stand Re-clarified KCNA 08 Jan 2010 -- The joint New Year editorial of the party, the army and the youth of the DPRK reiterated the invariable stand of the government of the DPRK to consistently implement the idea of its foreign policy-independence, peace and friendship.
  • All Koreans Called upon to Achieve National Reunification through Unity KCNA 08 Jan 2010 -- The militant slogan "Let the entire nation unite under the banner of north-south joint declarations and achieve national reunification at the earliest date!" set forth in the joint New Year editorial clearly indicates the general orientation of the movement for national reunification this year and the ways to achieve it.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Construction Sites of Ryesonggang Youth Power Station No. 2 KCNA 06 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the construction sites of Ryesonggang Youth Power Station No. 2 that has reached the phase of completion.
  • Guidelines for Improvement of Inter-Korean Relations, National Unity KCNA 06 Jan 2010 -- The joint New Year editorial, published by leading newspapers of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, says that the Korean nation should crown Juche 99 (2010) that marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of the historic June 15 North-South Joint Declaration as a year of opening a new phase of independent reunification by paving a way for improving inter-Korean relations and actively promoting national reconciliation and cooperation.
  • Advance at "Huichon Speed" Called for KCNA 06 Jan 2010 -- The "Huichon speed" is a great speed of socialist construction putting spurs to the present era of great surge in which service personnel and people are advancing by leaps and bounds at the speed of Songun Chollima toward a thriving nation. Rodong Sinmun Wednesday says this in a by-lined article.
  • Thai court refuses to release crew of N.Korean arms plane on bail RIA Novosti 06 Jan 2010 -- A Thai court has refused to release on bail the crew of an arms-laden cargo plane seized in Bangkok in mid-December, a Kazakh Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Sub-Unit of KPA Tank Division KCNA 05 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il inspected a sub-unit of the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division of the KPA honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment.
  • Rason City Designated as Municipality KCNA 05 Jan 2010 -- Rason City was designated as a municipality.
  • Korean People Launch into New Year's Advance KCNA 05 Jan 2010 -- Entering the new year Juche 99 (2010) after spending a year of great victory, the entire people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have turned out to carry through the important tasks set forth in the joint New Year editorial of the country's leading newspapers.
  • Joint Editorial Studied Hard KCNA 05 Jan 2010 -- The people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have studied hard the joint New Year editorial of the country's leading newspapers from the beginning of the year.
  • Papers Call for Channeling All-Party, Nationwide Efforts into Improving People's Standard of Living KCNA 05 Jan 2010 -- Leading papers today editorially say that it is the main idea of the joint New Year editorial of the party, army and youth newspapers to bring about a radical turn in the improvement of the people's standard of living this significant year by accelerating the development of light industry and agriculture once again through an intensified drive for effecting a great revolutionary surge. They call for channeling all-Party, nationwide efforts into improving the people's standard of living.
  • Infinite Fidelity to President Kim Il Sung KCNA 05 Jan 2010 -- One day early in January Juche 95 (2006) General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited an e-library newly built at Kim Chaek University of Technology. He stopped in front of an art work hanging on the wall of the first-floor hall.
  • Kim Jong Il Gives Field Guidance to Jaeryong Mine KCNA 04 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the Jaeryong Mine alive with the new year drive.
  • Mass Rallies Held to Vow to Implement Tasks Set forth in Joint New Year Editorial KCNA 04 Jan 2010 -- Mass rallies of South Phyongan and Jagang Provinces took place in Phyongsong and Kanggye cities on Jan. 3 to carry through the militant tasks set forth in the joint New Year editorial.
  • New Year Juche 99 (2010) to Be Year of Great Changes KCNA 04 Jan 2010 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which sent off a year when the people's ideals had been realized, is entering the new year Juche 99 (2010).
  • "Chicken Farms" Got for Nothing KCNA 04 Jan 2010 -- President Kim Il Sung visited the rice mill of the then Junghwa County Food Procurement and Administration Office one day in March Juche 59 (1970).
  • North Korea Weekly (December 28, 2009 ~ January 3, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 976 (Dec 28, 2009 to Jan 3, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Kim Jong Il Visits Construction Sites of Huichon Power Station KCNA 03 Jan 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited the construction sites of the Huichon Power Station and encouraged the builders who launched a new year campaign.
  • Mass Rally of Pyongyangites Held KCNA 02 Jan 2010 -- A mass rally of Pyongyangites was held at Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday to vow to thoroughly implement the militant tasks set forth in the joint New Year editorial.
  • DPRK Replete with Traits of Assisting Army KCNA 02 Jan 2010 -- The Korean people regard the soldiers of the Korean People's Army as their own flesh and blood and assist them in all sincerity, aware that the army assistance is a capital manifestation of patriotism.
  • Joint New Year Editorial of Leading Newspapers in DPRK Released KCNA 01 Jan 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun, Josoninmingun and Chongnyonjonwi Friday published a joint editorial titled "Bring about a radical turn in the people's standard of living by accelerating the development of light industry and agriculture once again this year that marks the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea" on the occasion of the New Year.
  • Homage Paid to Kim Il Sung KCNA 01 Jan 2010 -- Senior party and state officials, the chairperson of a friendly party and leading officials of party and power organs, social organizations, ministries and national institutions visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace on Jan. 1 to pay homage to President Kim Il Sung on the occasion of the New Year.
  • Floral Baskets Laid before Statues of Kim Il Sung KCNA 01 Jan 2010 -- Baskets of flowers were laid before the statues of President Kim Il Sung across the country on the occasion of the New Year.
  • Pyongyang Greets New Year KCNA 01 Jan 2010 -- On the morning of the New Year, Juche 99 (2010) many servicepersons and people have visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, the sacred temple of Juche, to pay homage to President Kim Il Sung, the eternal sun of the humankind and father of socialist Korea.
  • N. Korea urges dialogue on nuclear-free Korean Peninsula RIA Novosti 01 Jan 2010 -- North Korea stressed dialogue in improving relations with the United States as a key step toward a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula in a New Year's message on Friday, the Yonhap news agency reported.



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