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April 2010 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Chinese President KCNA 30 Apr 2010 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, who is heading the delegation of the DPRK on a visit to China to participate in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, met and had a talk with Hu Jintao, general-secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, in Shanghai on Friday.
  • Funeral Service for Kim Jung Rin Held KCNA 30 Apr 2010 -- A state funeral service for Kim Jung Rin, member of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and secretary of the WPK Central Committee, was held in Pyongyang on Friday.
  • Imprisoned US Citizen Speaks to Family KCNA 30 Apr 2010 -- U.S. citizen Aijalon Mahli Gomes now in prison after being tried on April 6 asked for a phone contact with his family for his health and other reasons. The relevant organ of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, taking his request into consideration, permitted him to do so on Friday.
  • May Day KCNA 30 Apr 2010 -- The Korean people are celebrating the 120th international holiday of the working people.
  • UN agency chief urges strengthening of health care in DPR Korea UN News Centre 30 Apr 2010 -- The quality and reach of health care in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) needs to improve and the country’s Government should allocate more of its domestic budget for health programmes, a senior United Nations official said today after wrapping up a visit to the Asian country.
  • Talk of North Korean Collapse Rekindled By Currency Reform Fallout VOA 30 Apr 2010 -- For the first time in years, international experts say North Korea's isolated government is increasingly frail, and potentially unstable. Part of the reason, they say, is Pyongyang's attempt at currency reform last year.
  • Condolences Expressed over Death of Kim Jung Rin KCNA 29 Apr 2010 -- Senior party, army and state officials, the chairpersons of the friendly parties, officials of party, armed forces and power organs, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions, servicepersons of the Korean People's Army and working people visited the bier of Kim Jung Rin, member of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and secretary of the WPK Central Committee, Thursday to express deep condolences over his death.
  • "Among the People" Vol. 87 Published KCNA 29 Apr 2010 -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House published collection of reminiscences "Among the People" Vol. 87.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Songun Politics KCNA 29 Apr 2010 -- It is entirely thanks to the Songun politics pursued by the Workers' Party of Korea that peace has been preserved on this land and the dignity and security of the nation have been reliably defended under the present tense and acute situation, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed article.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Performance by "Orchestra of 21st Century" KCNA 28 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il on Wednesday enjoyed a performance given by the "Orchestra of the 21st Century" of Russia on a visit to the DPRK.
  • Kim Jung Rin Dies KCNA 28 Apr 2010 -- Kim Jung Rin, member of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and secretary of the Party Central Committee, died of cardiac infraction on April 28 at the age of 86.
  • Elimination of Leftovers of Cold War Era Called for KCNA 28 Apr 2010 -- It presents itself as an urgent requirement of the times to eliminate the leftovers of the Cold War era on the Korean Peninsula at present, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed article.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Light Comedy "Echo of Mountain" KCNA 26 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed light comedy "Echo of Mountain" newly created by the State Theatrical Troupe.
  • Concert Enjoyed by Officials and People KCNA 26 Apr 2010 -- Senior party, army and state officials, the chairpersons of the friendly parties, officials of the party, armed forces, working organizations, ministries and national institutions, servicepersons of the Korean People's Army and working people in Pyongyang enjoyed the concert to celebrate the 78th birthday of the Korean People's Army given by the State Merited Chorus on Monday.
  • US Flailed for Charging DPRK with Nuclear Proliferation KCNA 26 Apr 2010 -- U.S. President Obama blustered that north Korea is the biggest concern as far as worldwide nuclear proliferation is concerned. The U.S. secretary of State, when interviewed by a TV broadcasting service, listed the DPRK as a dangerous state posing a potential nuclear threat, while talking sheer nonsense that north Korea could try whatever it possibly could as it already had access to nukes. The U.S. assistant secretary of Defense for Policy at a hearing held at the Senate Armed Services Committee grumbled that there is an increasing danger of north Korea's possible attack on the U.S. mainland with long-range missiles.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 26 Apr 2010 -- One April day in Juche 65 (1976) President Kim Il Sung visited the Onpho Co-op Farm in Kyongsong County, North Hamgyong Province.
  • North Korea Weekly (April 19 - 25, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 992 (April 19 to April 25, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • South Korea Says Torpedo Likely Cause of Warship Sinking VOA 25 Apr 2010 -- South Korean PM Chung Un-chan, left, arrives to hold a press conference as Defense Minister Kim Tae-young follows him at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, 25 Apr 2010
  • Kim Jong Il Pays Congratulatory Visit to KPA KCNA 25 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited the command of KPA Unit 586 and congratulated servicepersons there on the occasion of the 78th birthday of the KPA.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Concert on Army Day KCNA 25 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed a concert given by the State Merited Chorus on the army day on the occasion of the 78th founding anniversary of the heroic Korean People's Army.
  • People's Delegations Visit KPA KCNA 25 Apr 2010 -- People's delegations visited units of the Korean People's Army on the occasion of its 78th birthday.
  • Floral Tribute Paid to Kim Il Sung KCNA 25 Apr 2010 -- Servicepersons, people from all walks of life and school youth and children laid floral baskets before the statues of President Kim Il Sung on the occasion of the 78th birthday of the Korean People's Army.
  • Wreaths and Floral Baskets Laid KCNA 25 Apr 2010 -- Wreaths were placed before the Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetery on Mt. Taesong and the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery and floral baskets before the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Memorial Tower on Sunday, the 78th birthday of the Korean People's Army.
  • Army Day Celebrated KCNA 25 Apr 2010 -- Dancing parties of youth and students were held in different parts of the country on Sunday, the 78th birthday of the Korean People's Army.
  • Rodong Sinmun Observes Birthday of KPA KCNA 25 Apr 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Sunday dedicates an editorial to the 78th anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army.
  • South Korea Raises Second Half of Sunken Warship VOA 24 Apr 2010 -- South Korea's military has recovered the remaining section of a warship that sank last month after an explosion that a media report blames on North Korea.
  • Kim Jong Il Watches Training of KPA KCNA 24 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il watched military training of soldiers of KPA Unit 115 honored with the title of the O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment on the occasion of the 78th birthday of the KPA.
  • National Meeting Marks Birthday of KPA KCNA 24 Apr 2010 -- A national meeting celebrating the 78th birthday of the Korean People's Army was held at the April 25 House of Culture on Saturday.
  • Pyongyang Seethes in Festive Mood KCNA 24 Apr 2010 -- Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is decked in gala attire with the approach of the anniversary of the Korean People's Army (KPA).
  • Korean People Boast of Strong Army KCNA 24 Apr 2010 -- The Korean people are greeting the anniversary of the heroic Korean People's Army (KPA), April 25.
  • Kim Jong Il Issues Order on Raising Military Ranks KCNA 23 Apr 2010 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il Friday issued order 0046 on raising the military ranks of commanding officers of the KPA.
  • DPRK to Freeze S. Korean Assets in Mt. Kumgang KCNA 23 Apr 2010 -- A spokesman for the General Guidance Bureau for the Development of Scenic Spots of the DPRK issued the following statement Friday:
  • North Korea Announces Seizure of South Korean Properties VOA 23 Apr 2010 -- Pyongyang is seizing five South Korean properties at a joint tourism zone in North Korea. Tensions over the zone have been building for nearly two years. The North may confiscate more properties.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Kaeson Youth Park KCNA 22 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il went round the Kaeson Youth Park which has been reconstructed into a people's recreation ground on the occasion of April 25, the anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army.
  • Dedication to Solution to Rural Question KCNA 22 Apr 2010 -- President Kim Il Sung paid deep concern to the effort for a solution to the rural question in his lifetime.
  • US and S. Korean Warmongers' War Exercises under Fire KCNA 22 Apr 2010 -- It was recently reported that the U.S. forces and the south Korean puppet army staged what they called "combined live shell firing exercises" in Phochon of Kyonggi Province with huge armed forces and ultramodern war hardware involved.
  • Iran, N. Korea to sign cultural exchange program pact IRNA 22 Apr 2010 -- Iran and North Korea are scheduled to sign a cultural exchange program pact in Pyongyang during Deputy Foreign Minister in Asia and Oceania Affairs Ali Fat’hollahi.
  • Russia urges swift resumption of six-party talks on N.Korea nuke issue RIA Novosti 22 Apr 2010 -- Russia has called for a rapid resumption of six-party negotiations on the North Korean nuclear weapons program, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.
  • Foreign Ministry Issues Memorandum on N-Issue KCNA 21 Apr 2010 -- The DPRK Foreign Ministry, in a memorandum issued on the nuclear issue of the Korean Peninsula on Wednesday, underscored the need to get a correct understanding of how nuclearization started on the peninsula and what was the root cause of it if a solution to the denuclearization of the peninsula is to be found with proper understanding of its essence.
  • Ryongyang Mine KCNA 21 Apr 2010 -- The Ryongyang Mine is a gigantic magnesite producer of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • US Talk about "Human Rights" Dismissed as Hypocritical KCNA 21 Apr 2010 -- The United States is arbitrarily taking issue with "human rights records" in other countries as if it were a "human rights judge." This is a serious infringement upon the sovereignty of other countries and international law as it blocks the development of sound relations among countries based on the principles of independence and equality.
  • Sinister Moves to Bring Korean Relations to Collapse under Fire KCNA 21 Apr 2010 -- The tour of Mt. Kumgang is now on the verge of total collapse. The blame for this entirely rests with the south Korean puppet group that has abused the tour issue for meeting its sinister purpose of escalating confrontation with the DPRK.
  • S. Korean Chief Executive Accused of Reckless Remarks KCNA 21 Apr 2010 -- The chief executive of south Korea at the recent "nuclear security summit" held in Washington D.C. cried out for international "cooperation" while raising a hue and cry over the "nuclear threat from the north". He at a "special press conference" blustered south Korea would "deter the nuclear program of the north" and that the north "should show its definite will to dismantle nukes".
  • Rodong Sinmun on Guidelines Laid down by Kim Jong Il KCNA 21 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il's work "Let Us Establish the Monolithic Ideological System More Thoroughly throughout the Party and Society" serves as precious guidelines for the servicepersons and people of the DPRK in accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche pioneered by President Kim Il Sung under the banner of the Juche idea.
  • North Korea says no plans to abandon nuclear weapons RIA Novosti 21 Apr 2010 -- North Korea said it would not abandon its nuclear weapons program, but was ready to take part in non-proliferation efforts together "with other nuclear weapons states," South Korea's Yonhap agency said on Wednesday.
  • Mt. Jongbang KCNA 20 Apr 2010 -- Mt. Jongbang, one of the beauty spots in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, is standing in the northern suburbs of Sariwon City, North Hwanghae Province.
  • People Called upon to Become Genuine Patriots KCNA 20 Apr 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Tuesday editorially calls upon all the people of the DPRK to perform shining heroic exploits in the on-going general offensive for winning a victory in the drive for building a great prosperous and powerful nation in response to the call of the Workers' Party of Korea and thus strikingly demonstrate the honor of being genuine patriots always remembered by the party and the country like the heroes and heroines in the period of the great Chollima surge.
  • Development of Mass Culture and Arts Called for KCNA 20 Apr 2010 -- Mass culture and arts serve as an effective weapon for giving play to the mental power of the masses.
  • S. Korea Warns North Role in Sinking Could Harm Nuclear Talks VOA 20 Apr 2010 -- South Korea says multinational talks meant to get rid of Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programs would be unlikely to resume if evidence points to a North Korean role in the sinking of a South Korean navy ship.
  • Meeting Marks Anniversary of Apr. 19 Uprising KCNA 19 Apr 2010 -- A Pyongyang meeting was held at the Central Hall of Workers on Monday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the April 19 Popular Uprising of the south Korean people.
  • 12th Kimilsungia Festival Closes KCNA 19 Apr 2010 -- The 12th Kimilsungia Festival was closed with due ceremony at the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition on Monday.
  • 2nd April Spring People's Art Festival Closes KCNA 19 Apr 2010 -- The Second April Spring People's Art Festival that opened in Pyongyang on the occasion of the Day of the Sun was closed with due ceremony at the People's Palace of Culture on Monday.
  • Benevolent Politics of Kim Il Sung KCNA 19 Apr 2010 -- President Kim Il Sung consistently pursued benevolent politics for the people in his life time, regarding it as the most important thing and the supreme principle in the Party and state activities to meet their demand and promote their interest.
  • S. Korean Authorities Urged to Stop Anti-DPRK N-Racket KCNA 19 Apr 2010 -- The south Korean chief executive was recently reported to have again raised the "nuclear issue of the north" at the "Nuclear Security Summit" held in Washington and cried out for strengthening international "cooperation" to cope with it.
  • North Korea Weekly (April 12 - 18, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 991 (April 12 to April 18, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Performance Given by KPA Art Squad KCNA 18 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed a performance given by the art squad of KPA Unit 10215 on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Performance Given by Participants in Art Festival KCNA 18 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed a combined performance given by participants in the field of mass art of the Second April Spring People's Art Festival.
  • Participants in Art Festival Give Congratulatory Performances KCNA 18 Apr 2010 -- Participants in the Second April Spring People's Art Festival conducted agitation for increased production and gave congratulatory performances at factories in Pyongyang on Saturday.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Huichon Power Station KCNA 17 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the Huichon Power Station under construction.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Performance Given by People's Interior Forces KCNA 17 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed a performance given by the Song and Dance Ensemble of the Korean People's Interior Forces.
  • Kimilsungia Festival Continues KCNA 17 Apr 2010 -- The 12th Kimilsungia Festival, which opened on April 12, is going on at the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition in Pyongyang, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, to commemorate the 98th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung.
  • President's Life Shining with Songun Korea KCNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Korea is greeting a heyday of progress in an effort to build a great, prosperous and powerful nation.
  • Military Commentator Denies Involvement in Ship Sinking KCNA 17 Apr 2010 -- A military commentator Saturday issued an article disclosing the truth about the "story about linkage with the north" floated by the south Korean group of traitors.
  • US Scheme for Enhanced Offensive by Drone Blasted KCNA 17 Apr 2010 -- A legal advisor of the U.S. Department of State recently told that the U.S. government may use drones in armed conflicts with Al Qaeda, Taliban and other armed groups under the provision of "right to self-defence" stipulated in international law and that the U.S. precision strikes including drone-based attacks are conducted in "faithful obedience" to all applicable laws including the law on war.
  • US Moves to Modernize N-Weapons Blasted KCNA 17 Apr 2010 -- The U.S. bellicose forces are mulling improving B-61 nuclear bombs and others again. The danger of these moves lies in the fact that they will spark a new nuclear arms race and the improved smaller nukes can be used anytime as conventional weapons.
  • South Korea's "Grand Bargain" Blasted KCNA 17 Apr 2010 -- Recently the south Korean puppet group peddled the so-called "grand bargain," i.e. "a package solution to the nuclear issue of the north" allegedly calling for giving an "economic reward" in return for the north's dismantlement of its nukes. It is now busy soliciting support for it, ballyhooing that the "grand bargain" paves a new "way for settling the nuclear issue of the north" what it called "irreversible abandonment of the nuclear program" based on a version of "package deal."
  • N. Korea launches $120 bln economic reconstruction program RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2010 -- North Korea has launched a $120 billion project to rebuild the economy, the top executive of a state-run investment group said on Saturday.
  • Pyongyang denies involvement in sinking of S.Korean vessel RIA Novosti 17 Apr 2010 -- North Korea denied on Saturday it was involved in the sinking of a South Korean warship near the two countries' disputed sea border last month.
  • Performances for Guests of Honor Given KCNA 16 Apr 2010 -- Participants in the Second April Spring People's Art Festival gave performances for guests of honor at the East Pyongyang Grand Theater and the Pyongyang Grand Theater on Friday.
  • South Korean Officials Say External Blast Sunk Navy Ship VOA 16 Apr 2010 -- South Korean investigators have all but ruled out an on-board accident or collision with rocks as the cause of a navy ship's sinking. The government is still treating the matter delicately, as suspicions remain that North Korea was involved in the sinking.
  • Kim Jong Il Appreciates Concert KCNA 15 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il appreciated a concert given by artistes of the Unhasu Orchestra and other national art troupes on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • Fireworks Held KCNA 15 Apr 2010 -- The evening of fireworks commemorating the Day of the Sun "My Country Where the President's Wishes Have Become Reality" was held with splendor here on Wednesday evening.
  • Homage Paid to Kim Il Sung KCNA 15 Apr 2010 -- Senior Party and state officials, commanding officers of the Korean People's Army, the chairperson of a friendly party, leading officials of the Party, armed forces and power bodies, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace to pay homage to President Kim Il Sung on Thursday on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • Floral Baskets Laid before Statues of Kim Il Sung KCNA 15 Apr 2010 -- Floral baskets were laid before the statues of President Kim Il Sung in different parts of the country on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • Kim Jong Il Issues Order on Raising Military Ranks KCNA 14 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il Wednesday issued Order No. 0045 on raising the military ranks of commanding officers of the KPA.
  • Kim Jong Il Sends Educational Aid Fund and Stipends KCNA 14 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il sent educational aid fund and stipends for the democratic national education of the children of Koreans in Japan to the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) on the occasion of the 98th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung. The fund and stipends amounted to 184,027,390 yen in Japanese currency.
  • National Meeting Marks Birth Anniversary of Kim Il Sung KCNA 14 Apr 2010 -- A national meeting to commemorate the 98th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung was held at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on Wednesday.
  • E-Library at Kim Il Sung University Completed KCNA 14 Apr 2010 -- The newly-built E-Library at Kim Il Sung University was completed.
  • N.Korea blows off Russian-U.S. strategic arms reduction treaty RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2010 -- North Korea shrugged off the importance to the new U.S.-Russian arms reduction treaty signed in Prague in early April, the central North Korean Rodong Sinmun newspaper said on Wednesday.
  • North Korea sees U.S. trust as solution to nuclear issues RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2010 -- North Korea sees the building of trustful relations with the United States as an immediate solution to its nuclear concerns, North Korean state run newspaper Rodong Sinmun said.
  • Kim Jong Il Watches Combined Exercise of KPA Unit 567 KCNA 13 Apr 2010 -- General Secreatry Kim Jong Il watched a combined exercise of Large Combined Unit 567 of the KPA staged on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • Remembrance Meeting Held by Agricultural Workers KCNA 13 Apr 2010 -- General Secreatry Kim Jong Il watched a combined exercise of Large Combined Unit 567 of the KPA staged on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • April Spring People's Art Festival Marks First-day KCNA 13 Apr 2010 -- First-day performances of the Second April Spring People's Art Festival took place at theatres here on Monday before full houses.
  • National Fine Arts Exhibition Opens KCNA 13 Apr 2010 -- A national fine arts exhibition on the theme of the revolutionary traditions was opened at the Pyongyang International Cultural Centre with due ceremony on Tuesday to commemorate the 98th anniversary of birth of President Kim Il Sung.
  • Pig iron, Steel Production Up KCNA 13 Apr 2010 -- Pig iron and steel production has been steadily increased in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 13 Apr 2010 -- One day in June Juche 58 (1969) the Political Committee of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea met, presided by President Kim Il Sung, to discuss preparations for a new school year.
  • Dental Hospital Opens KCNA 13 Apr 2010 -- The Ministry of Public Health General Dental Hospital was opened in the DPRK with due ceremony on Tuesday.
  • Korean Art Gallery Rebuilt KCNA 13 Apr 2010 -- The Korean Art Gallery was opened to visitors with due ceremony on Monday after being rebuilt to meet the requirements of the era of Songun.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects E-Library at Kim Il Sung Univ. KCNA 12 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the newly-built E-Library at Kim Il Sung University.
  • 12th Kimilsungia Festival Opens KCNA 12 Apr 2010 -- The 12th Kimilsungia Festival was opened with due ceremony on Monday.
  • Kim Il Sung's Calligraphic Style, Treasure of Korean Nation KCNA 12 Apr 2010 -- President Kim Il Sung's style of handwriting is valued as treasure of the Korean nation.
  • KCNA Terms US Talk about "Contingency" Nonsensical KCNA 12 Apr 2010 -- These days the U.S. is getting extremely provocative towards the DPRK, vociferating about possible "contingency" in it.
  • S. Korean Authorities Wholly to Blame for Derailing Tour KCNA 12 Apr 2010 -- The south Korean puppet group is challenging the north, describing its announcement of the plan to take a measure for freezing real estates of the south side in Mt. Kumgang Tourist Zone as "a violation of property right" and "violation of south-north agreement and international norms." This is a cynical ploy to evade the responsibility for derailing the tour at any cost by misleading the public opinion at home and abroad.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Glorifying Juche Idea in Practice KCNA 12 Apr 2010 -- The Juche idea, the revolutionary idea of President Kim Il Sung, serves as the only guiding idea of the Workers' Party of Korea and the revolution and as the lifeline for building a great prosperous and powerful nation. All the people should glorify the honor of being his soldiers and disciples and dash like the wind toward the victory in the drive to build a thriving nation under the uplifted banner of the Juche idea.
  • North Korea Weekly (April 5 - 11, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 990 (April 5 to April 11, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • April Spring People's Art Festival Opens KCNA 11 Apr 2010 -- The Second April Spring People's Art Festival was opened with due ceremony at the People's Palace of Culture in Pyongyang on Sunday.
  • S. Korea Urged to Stop War Aggression against North KCNA 11 Apr 2010 -- The chief executive of south Korea was recently reported to have kicked up war atmosphere, instructing the warmongers of the military to "get fully ready for any event." His minions let loose a whole string of dangerous war outbursts, trumpeting about the non-existent "threat" and "provocation" from someone.
  • S. Korea Wholly to Blame for Derailing Mt. Kumgang Tour KCNA 11 Apr 2010 -- The measure taken on April 8 by the General Guidance Bureau for the Development of Scenic Spots of the DPRK as regards the issue of tour of Mt. Kumgang is the inevitable consequence entailed by the moves of the south Korean authorities to escalate the confrontation with fellow countrymen.
  • S. Side Notified of KPA's Step against Anti-DPRK Campaign KCNA 10 Apr 2010 -- The group of traitors of south Korea including the warmongers of the military and the present puppet authorities are getting evermore frantic in their anti-DPRK psychological campaign aimed at stoking distrust and hostility among fellow countrymen and driving the north-south relations to confrontation and conflict.
  • Documentary Film Screened KCNA 10 Apr 2010 -- Part 5 of "Finding Himself Among the People All His Life", a documentary film of the DPRK, was screened at the People's Palace of Culture on Saturday on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
  • Kim Il Sung's Feats for National Reunification Lauded KCNA 10 Apr 2010 -- The immortal exploits performed by President Kim Il Sung by laying a solid foundation for Korean reunification and opening its bright prospect are shining in the history of the Korean nation.
  • SPA of DPRK Meets KCNA 09 Apr 2010 -- The 2nd Session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK was held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Friday.
  • On Last Year's Work and This Year's Tasks of Cabinet KCNA 09 Apr 2010 -- Deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly Kim Yong Il, premier of the DPRK, delivered a report on the work of the DPRK Cabinet in Juche 98 (2009) and its tasks for Juche 99 (2010) at the 2nd Session of the 12th SPA held on Friday.
  • Report on Implementation of 2009 Budget and 2010 Budget KCNA 09 Apr 2010 -- Deputy Pak Su Gil, vice-premier and minister of Finance, delivered a report on the results of the implementation of the DPRK state budget for last year and its state budget for this year at the 2nd Session of the 12th Supreme People's Assembly held on Friday.
  • Foreign Ministry Dismisses US Nuclear Plan KCNA 09 Apr 2010 -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA Friday as regards the U.S. publication of its "Nuclear Posture Review":
  • Seminar on Message of Kim Jong Il Held KCNA 09 Apr 2010 -- A seminar of media persons on "Journalists and Other Media Persons Are Buglers Sounding Advance in Dynamic Drive for Building a Great Prosperous and Powerful Nation," message of General Secretary Kim Jong Il to the participants of the national meeting of journalists and other media persons, was held at the Central Youth Hall Thursday.
  • Korea Rich in Underground Resources KCNA 09 Apr 2010 -- Korea is abundant in underground resources.
  • Papers Observe Anniversary of Election as NDC Chairman KCNA 09 Apr 2010 -- Leading newspapers Friday editorially observe the 17th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.
  • New Research Suggests N. Koreans Souring Toward Government VOA 09 Apr 2010 -- North Korea's parliament has convened, for a session widely seen as political theater to approve decisions made from above. However, new research indicates political sentiment is not as unanimous around the country as it is in Pyongyang's halls of marble.
  • South Side Assets in Mt. Kumgang to Be Frozen KCNA 08 Apr 2010 -- A spokesman for the General Guidance Bureau for the Development of Scenic Spots of the DPRK issued the following statement Thursday:
  • Anniversary of Election as Chairman of NDC Meeting Held KCNA 08 Apr 2010 -- A national meeting to celebrate the 17th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's election as chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK was held at the April 25 House of Culture on Thursday.
  • S. Korean Authorities' Moves to Obstruct Tour Flayed KCNA 08 Apr 2010 -- Shortly ago, the south Korean puppet Ministry of Unification issued a "statement" and groundlessly faulted the DPRK, while talking about the "guarantee of property right" to the south side businesses and "violation". In another development, it persistently insisted on the provision of unreasonable "three conditions" and the like, while asserting that it cannot respond to the proposal for the resumption of tour unless this matter is solved.
  • Songun Politics Praised KCNA 08 Apr 2010 -- The past decade of the June 15 era of reunification hardened the Korean people's faith that they can certainly build a reunified power, dignified and prosperous, on this land of three thousand-ri if they follow and uphold the great Songun idea and leadership of General Secretary Kim Jong Il with one and the same thought.
  • US and S. Korea Announce War Exercises KCNA 08 Apr 2010 -- The U.S. imperialist warmongers announced that they would stage large-scale firepower exercises together with the south Korean puppet army in the U.S. forces training ground in Phochon, Kyonggi Province, in mid April, according to Yonhap News of south Korea on April 6.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 08 Apr 2010 -- In July Juche 69 (1980) President Kim Il Sung provided field guidance to several industrial establishments. One day he gave officials concerned detailed instructions about the construction of a movilon factory and summoned a consultative meeting of officials in the field of industry in South Hamgyong Province.
  • Central Court Gives American to 8 Years Hard Labor KCNA 07 Apr 2010 -- A trial of Aijalon Mahli Gomes, male U.S. citizen, was held at a court of justice of the Central Court of the DPRK on Tuesday.
  • Film "Great Devotion" Screened KCNA 07 Apr 2010 -- Documentary film "Great Devotion (Year of Great Changes, 2009)" was screened at the People's Palace of Culture on Wednesday on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the election of General Secretary Kim Jong Il as chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission.
  • KCNA Blasts US Cry for "Tightened Alliance" with S. Korea KCNA 07 Apr 2010 -- The commander of the U.S. forces in the Pacific at a recent hearing at the Armed Services Committee of the House of Representatives underscored the "necessity" to "tighten alliance" between the U.S. and south Korea to "cope with provocation" by someone.
  • US and S. Korea Outbursts Flayed KCNA 07 Apr 2010 -- Shortly ago, Commander of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces in south Korea Sharp let loose a spate of sophism about any "possible occurrence of contingency in the north" and the like at the U.S. House of Representatives and blustered that the forces together with south Korea were "making preparations to cope with every possible event."
  • N. Korea Sentences US Man to 8 Years Hard Labor VOA 07 Apr 2010 -- North Korea says it has determined a U.S. citizen should do hard labor and pay a hefty fine for his illegal entry into the country earlier this year.
  • "Complete Collection of Kim Il Sung's Works" Published KCNA 06 Apr 2010 -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House published Vol. 86 of "Complete Collection of Kim Il Sung's Works", a library of the immortal Juche idea systematically and comprehensively dealing with his famous works in a chronological order.
  • Komdok Mining Complex KCNA 06 Apr 2010 -- Located in South Hamgyong Province in the northern part of Korea is the Komdok Mining Complex, a leading nonferrous mineral producer of the country.
  • US Psychological Warfare Flayed KCNA 06 Apr 2010 -- The commanders of the U.S. forces in the Pacific and south Korea, at a recent hearing of the Appropriations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, claimed that the DPRK is "violating" resolutions of the UN Security Council and concentrating efforts on development of such weapons as missile.
  • US Urged to Take Lead in Eliminating N-Weapons KCNA 06 Apr 2010 -- Public voices demanding U.S. nuclear disarmament are growing stronger worldwide. This indicates that it has become a main focus of nuclear disarmament and a requirement of the times for the U.S. to eliminate nuclear weapons at present.
  • Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Work Observed KCNA 06 Apr 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Tuesday dedicates a signed article to the 17th anniversary of the publication of President Kim Il Sung's work "10-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country" (April 6, 1993), a library on the great national unity.
  • KPA Holds US Side Responsible for Leaving Remains of GIs KCNA 05 Apr 2010 -- The representative of the Panmunjom Mission of the Korean People's Army released following statement Monday as regards the fact that the U.S. side turned away from the good faith and efforts made by the DPRK side to take a prompt measure for a number of remains of the GIs randomly left, after being pushed aside by bulldozers and picked up by farming implements in different parts of the DPRK for such preposterous political reason as "six-party talks":
  • Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Work Marked KCNA 05 Apr 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Monday dedicates a signed article to the 20th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's work "On Improving the Economic Management in Line with the Intrinsic Nature of Socialist Economy."
  • North Korea Weekly (March 29 - April 4, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 989 (March 29 to April 4, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • S. Korean Army Fires Gun toward DPRK Post in DMZ KCNA 04 Apr 2010 -- The south Korean puppet forces committed grave armed provocation in the Demilitarized Zone in the eastern sector of the front on Sunday.
  • Hong Son Ok Urges Concluding Peace Treaty KCNA 04 Apr 2010 -- What is essential in ensuring peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and the region at present is to put an end to the hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S.
  • Poster for Kimilsungia Festival Produced KCNA 04 Apr 2010 -- A poster for the 12th Kimilsungia Festival to be held on the occasion of the Day of Sun has been produced.
  • "Among the People" Vol. 86 Published KCNA 04 Apr 2010 -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House issued Vol. 86 of "Among the People", a collection of reminiscences.
  • US-S. Korea War Moves against DPRK Blasted KCNA 04 Apr 2010 -- Some days ago, the commander of the U.S. imperialist aggression forces in south Korea contended, talking about possible "contingency" in the DPRK, that measures and preparedness for military intervention are needed to cope with it. The warlike forces of the south Korean military, too, are getting unprecedentedly hell-bent on the military provocative moves against the DPRK.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Art Performance KCNA 03 Apr 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed an art performance given by the Mansudae Art Troupe.
  • DPRK-China Friendship Banquet Given KCNA 03 Apr 2010 -- The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK National Defence Commission gave a banquet Saturday evening on the assumption of office as new Chinese ambassador to the DPRK.
  • North Korean Train Arrival in China Sparks Kim Trip Rumors VOA 03 Apr 2010 -- Reports of a North Korean train arriving in a Chinese border city have rekindled speculation that reclusive leader Kim Jong Il is preparing to visit neighboring ally China.
  • Strong Action against "Cooperation" with Outsides Urged KCNA 02 Apr 2010 -- The south Korean puppet forces are desperately pursuing "cooperation" in nuclear issue, "cooperation" in war moves and "cooperation over human rights issue" while persistently denying national cooperation and pushing the inter-Korean relations to a catastrophe in "cooperation" with outside forces. These treacherous and anti-reunification acts will only result in bringing the inter-Korean relations to a total collapse, escalating the tension and creating the danger of a new war.
  • Scientists and Technicians Urged to Leap Higher and Faster KCNA 02 Apr 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Friday editorially calls on all the people to bring about a decisive turn in the development of the nation's science and technology and accelerate the final victory in building a thriving nation under the leadership of the great Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Adherence to Independent Stand Called for KCNA 02 Apr 2010 -- It is a national and international duty of the progressive people and a task they have assumed before the times to shatter the evermore undisguised moves of the imperialists and dominationist forces against independence and history and struggle for the building of an independent new society, a new world. What is important here is to adhere to the independent stand.
  • S. Korea: Torpedo May Have Sunk Warship VOA 02 Apr 2010 -- South Korea's defense minister says a torpedo might have been responsible for the sinking of a warship near the tense North Korean border last week.
  • N.Korea's nuclear arms main focus of U.S. marines in Pacific - media RIA Novosti 01 Apr 2010 -- A U.S. military commander was quoted as saying by the regional media on Thursday that North Korea's nuclear weapons have been the principal "operational target" for U.S. marines, stationed in Japan's Okinawa.



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