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July 2010 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Light Industrial Establishments in Kanggye City KCNA 31 Jul 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to light industrial establishments in Kanggye City.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Huichon Youth Electrical Complex KCNA 31 Jul 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the Huichon Youth Electrical Complex alive with a great revolutionary surge.
  • KCNA Blasts War Maneuvers for Invading DPRK KCNA 31 Jul 2010 -- The KCNA on Saturday issued an indictment titled "We condemn DPRK-targeted war maneuvers which may bring the second June 25 war" denouncing the joint naval exercises of the U.S. and the south Korean puppet authorities.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Factories in Jagang Province KCNA 30 Jul 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to various industrial establishments in Jagang Province making leap forward to push back the frontiers of latest science.
  • 3rd DPRK-US Military Working Contact Held KCNA 30 Jul 2010 -- The 3rd round of the DPRK-U.S. senior colonel-level military working contact took place at Panmunjom on Friday to probe the truth about the "Cheonan" case.
  • US Scheme for Tightening Military Domination Blasted KCNA 30 Jul 2010 -- The U.S. is nowadays showing an ill-boding military move in the Asia-Pacific region, describing it as one intended to keep "stability and peace" in the region from someone's "threat" and ensure "freedom" of sailing there.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 30 Jul 2010 -- One day in January Juche 40 (1951), President Kim Il Sung visited a factory.
  • North Korea, UN Command to Meet Again Friday VOA 29 Jul 2010 -- The US-led UN Command will hold a third round of talks with North Korean military officials about the sinking of a South Korean warship.
  • North Korean FM in Burma Amid Concerns of Nuclear Cooperation VOA 29 Jul 2010 -- North Korea's foreign minister has arrived in Burma for talks with his counterparts in that country's ruling military government.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Immense Pride of Korean Women KCNA 29 Jul 2010 -- The Korean women are the dignified women who have pushed one of the wheels of revolutionary chariot together with men.
  • Dam of Kumyagang Power Station Completed KCNA 29 Jul 2010 -- A dam of the large Kumyagang Power Station was completed in the east coastal area of the DPRK.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 29 Jul 2010 -- One day in June Juche 89 (2000), General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited the Nyongbyon Silk Mill.
  • US, South Korea Commanders Pleased as Joint Exercise Ends VOA 28 Jul 2010 -- US and South Korean military commanders are expressing satisfaction with the results of a 4-day military exercise.
  • George Washington Wraps Up Invincible Spirit Navy NewsStand 28 Jul 2010 -- USS George Washington completed its role in the US-Republic of Korea combined alliance military exercise "Invincible Spirit" July 28.
  • Maneuvers Aimed at Making Triangular Alliance KCNA 28 Jul 2010 -- US forces are busy with moves to knock into shape a triangular military alliance through on-going exercises.
  • Removal of Source of War Urged KCNA 28 Jul 2010 -- To remove the source of war and ensure peace becomes the urgent task under the present situation.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 28 Jul 2010 -- One day in mid-March Juche 40 (1951), President Kim Il Sung worked at his office till late at night and left for a unit of the Korean People's Army on the west coast by car that night.
  • War Games Coincide With Korean War Armistice Anniversary VOA 27 Jul 2010 -- A joint drill with US forces off the east coast of South Korea featured naval cannons fired from ships and the dropping of depth charges.
  • Command supports peace, prosperity along Korea DMZ Army News 27 Jul 2010 -- Fischle's helping thousands of workers, along with truckloads of raw materials, cross into North Korea each day.
  • US-S. Korea Joint Maneuvers KCNA 27 Jul 2010 -- The US and South Korean forces finally kicked off large-scale joint naval exercises in the East Sea of Korea.
  • KCNA and US-S. Korea Maneuvers KCNA 27 Jul 2010 -- The U.S. and the South Korea kicked off the largest-ever joint naval exercises in the East Sea of Korea on July 25.
  • Establishment of Peace-Keeping Regime Called for KCNA 27 Jul 2010 -- The "Cheonan" case put the hostile relations between the DPRK and the U.S. to the worst phase.
  • Myth of America's "Mightiness" Broken in Korean War KCNA 27 Jul 2010 -- The Korean War was a disgraceful war for the US imperialists because it exploded the myth of their "mightiness" and started them on the downhill.
  • Papers Celebrate Victory Day KCNA 27 Jul 2010 -- Papers editorially call for eternally glorifying Songun Korea's ever-victorious history on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the victory in the Fatherland Liberation War.
  • Firm Adherence to Songun Politics Called for KCNA 27 Jul 2010 -- The Songun politics of the Workers' Party of Korea serves as the most powerful political mode reliably protecting the sovereignty and dignity of the country.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Concert Given on Victory Day KCNA 27 Jul 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed a concert given by the State Merited Chorus on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the great victory in the Fatherland Liberation War.
  • Japan Accused of Attempting to Block Resumption of Six-party Talks KCNA 26 Jul 2010 -- Japanese Foreign Minister Okada at a recent press conference remarks about the "Cheonan" case.
  • US Carrier at Forefront of Joint War Games with ROK VOA 26 Jul 2010 -- The USS George Washington is the largest and most prominent of the 200 naval vessels participating in a four-day exercise off Korea's east coast.
  • US-Korean Exercise Focuses on Anti-Submarine Warfare, Air Defenses VOA 26 Jul 2010 -- The largest joint military exercise by the United States and South Korea in years is underway in the Sea of Japan.
  • Joint Military Exercises to Be Staged in S. Korea KCNA 26 Jul 2010 -- US and the south Korea announced that they would stage Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises from August 16 to 26.
  • KCNA and Joint Military Exercises in S. Korea KCNA 26 Jul 2010 -- South Korea at last kicked off joint naval maneuvers together with the US under the pretext of "defending" it from somebody's "provocation".
  • Anniversary of Victory in Fatherland Liberation War Observed KCNA 26 Jul 2010 -- July 27 means the day of the second liberation for the army and people of the DPRK as they defeated the U.S. imperialists and honorably protected the sovereignty of the country.
  • National Meeting Marks 57th Anniversary of Victory in War KCNA 26 Jul 2010 -- 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.
  • Failed "Offensives" of US Imperialists in Korean War KCNA 26 Jul 2010 -- US imperialists resorted to every sort of desperate plots and attempts to make up for repeated defeats they suffered from the first period of the war.
  • Meeting with Heroes Held KCNA 26 Jul 2010 -- A meeting between heroes and women's union members took place here on Monday on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the victorious Fatherland Liberation War.
  • North Korea Weekly (July 19 - 25, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1005 (July 19 to July 25, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Will to Take Retaliatory Measures against Warmongers Declared KCNA 25 Jul 2010 -- US and ROK announced that they would stage joint maneuvers and the Ulji Focus Guardian joint exercises.
  • Warmongers to Meet Stern Punishment KCNA 25 Jul 2010 -- The U.S. imperialists finally kicked off large-scale joint naval maneuvers together with the south Korean puppet army in the East Sea of Korea.
  • U.S., South Korea launch joint war games in East Sea RIA Novosti 25 Jul 2010 -- The United States and South Korea began on Sunday large-scale military exercises aimed at warning North Korea against any provocative and belligerent actions in the future, the Yonhap news agency reported.
  • US, S. Korea Begin Large War Games Off Korean Coast VOA 25 Jul 2010 -- A large 4-day exercise involving U.S and South Korea forces is under way in the Sea of Japan.
  • Unity of Progressive Forces Called for KCNA 25 Jul 2010 -- The unity of the progressive forces provides an important way for putting an end to the fascist dictatorship rule of the conservative forces and achieving independence, democracy and reunification.
  • NDC States to Counter US-S. Korea War Exercises with Nuclear Deterrence KCNA 24 Jul 2010 -- The U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces finally went into reckless actions against the DPRK after having frantically pushed ahead with the moves to stifle the DPRK under the pretext of the "Cheonan" case.
  • N.Korea Threatens Nuclear Response To U.S.-S.Korea Military Exercise RFE/RL 24 Jul 2010 -- North Korea has said it is ready to use its "nuclear deterrent" in response to joint U.S.-Korean military exercises if it deems such a move appropriate.
  • North Korea Threatens 'Sacred War' Against US, S. Korea VOA 24 Jul 2010 -- North Korea's National Defense Commission threatened Saturday to wage a "sacred war" against the United States and South Korea, if the two nations go ahead with scheduled naval maneuvers beginning Sunday in the Sea of Japan.
  • Second DPRK-US Military Working Contact Made KCNA 23 Jul 2010 -- The second round of the DPRK-U.S. senior colonel-level military working contact for probing the truth about "Cheonan" case was made in Panmunjom on July 23.
  • Senior State Officials Visit Taegyedo Tideland KCNA 23 Jul 2010 -- Senior state officials, a chairperson of a friendly party and leading officials of the party, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions on Friday visited the Taegyedo Tideland completed as a grand monumental structure.
  • Torrential Rain Persists KCNA 23 Jul 2010 -- Torrential rain hit some areas of the DPRK on July 22 and 23 under the influence of low atmospheric pressure that moved southeast from the north of the West Sea of Korea.
  • Research Findings Conducive to Coal Output KCNA 23 Jul 2010 -- Scientific researches for increased coal output has been intensified in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • U.S. to conduct Navy drills near Korean Peninsula to ensure S.Korea security RIA Novosti 23 Jul 2010 -- The United States is prepared to hold naval drills near the Korean Peninsula again to ensure security of South Korea, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday.
  • N. Korea threatens 'physical response' to U.S.-S.Korea military drills RIA Novosti 23 Jul 2010 -- North Korea threatened "physical response" to U.S. and South Korean military drills to be held July 25-28, a North Korean spokesman said on Friday.
  • North Korea Threatens 'Physical Response' to Maneuvers VOA 23 Jul 2010 -- North Korea is threatening a "physical response" to scheduled U.S.-South Korean naval maneuvers beginning Sunday in the Sea of Japan.
  • US, N. Korea Trade Criticisms Over Korean Peninsula Tensions VOA 23 Jul 2010 -- The United States and North Korea have blamed each other for rising tensions on the Korean peninsula. The recriminations came at a regional security forum in Vietnam where concerns have been raised about North Korean aggression. At the forum, concerns were also raised about nuclear ambitions in North Korea and Burma.
  • UN Command, North Korea Trade Demands in Border Talks VOA 23 Jul 2010 -- North Korea has renewed its request to examine the wreckage of the sunken South Korean warship Cheonan.
  • Sanctions Expected to Harm North Korean Economy VOA 23 Jul 2010 -- Economists say new sanctions imposed by South Korea against North Korea are likely to worsen the country's fragile economy. The United States has also announced a new round of financial sanctions, in part to attempt to further restrict funding and proliferation of North Korea's weapons programs.
  • DPRK Again Hit by Torrential Rain KCNA 22 Jul 2010 -- Some parts of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea were hit again by torrential rain under the influence of subtropical anticyclone from the Northwestern Pacific and low atmospheric pressure that moved to the northern area from north of the West Sea of Korea.
  • N. Korea Warns US to Stop Military Exercises with South VOA 22 Jul 2010 -- North Korea has said the United States must halt plans for military exercises with South Korea, if it wants to see a nuclear-free Korean peninsula. The warning came on the sidelines of a regional security meeting in Vietnam, which U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is attending.
  • Rodong Sinmun on S. Korean Serious Ruling Crisis KCNA 21 Jul 2010 -- The south Korean ruling quarters find themselves in a serious ruling crisis in the run-up to "by-election to the National Assembly." This is a natural product of their unpopular policies.
  • S. Korea Accused of Its Moves to Intensify Anti-DPRK Campaign KCNA 21 Jul 2010 -- The south Korean authorities were recently reported to have held the first "diplomatic and security policy coordination meeting" since the adoption of the presidential statement at the UNSC. At this meeting attended by the ministers of "Foreign Affairs and Trade," "Unification" and "National Defense," and chief diplomatic and security secretaries of "Chongwadae" and others they had an in-depth discussion on putting into practice such "measures against the north" as the joint naval maneuvers with the U.S. they planned to stage over the warship "Cheonan" case, the "escalation of the psychological warfare against the north" and "suspension of the south-north cooperation."
  • Plan for South Korea-US Joint Naval Maneuvers Announced KCNA 21 Jul 2010 -- The puppet Ministry of National Defence on July 20 announced that the south Korea-U.S. joint naval maneuvers would be staged in the East Sea of Korea, according to a report of south Korean MBC.
  • Model of Contemporary Siege Warfare KCNA 21 Jul 2010 -- The operation for liberating Taejon during the Fatherland Liberation War (June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953) is still considered a model of contemporary siege warfare. In the operation units of the heroic Korean People's Army (KPA) annihilated the 24th Division of the U.S. Army, which had boasted of being "ever-victorious".
  • US Reckless Moves for Modernization of Military Hardware under Fire KCNA 21 Jul 2010 -- The U.S. bellicose forces are now putting spurs to the development of a flying submarine and a micro-flying object to be used for street fighting. The U.S. imperialists are the warmaniacs to be condemned by all people as they abuse latest scientific and technological achievements for the modernization of war hardware though they should be used for the development of human civilization.
  • US Urged to Drop Its Daydream to Dominate World KCNA 21 Jul 2010 -- Of late the U.S. Department of Defense formally announced that the U.S.-south Korea joint military maneuvers would be kicked off soon. These maneuvers are, to all intents and purposes, dangerous saber-rattling aimed at rounding off their preparations for joint military actions, pursuant to their scenario for a war of aggression against the DPRK and mounting a surprise preemptive attack on it.
  • Clinton Announces New Sanctions for North Korea AFPS 21 Jul 2010 -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced new measures designed to bolster efforts to prevent North Korean weapons proliferation, curb the illicit activities that fund its weapons programs and discourage further provocative actions.
  • Top U.S. Officials Make Surprise Visit To Korean Demilitarized Zone RFE/RL 21 Jul 2010 -- It was a visit filled with symbolism. The top U.S. diplomat and military chief stood at Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, gazing northward in the rain.
  • US Imposes New Sanctions on North Korea VOA 21 Jul 2010 -- The United States has announced new sanctions aimed at the leadership of North Korea. They were revealed in Seoul on Wednesday by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. That is where she and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates held an unprecedented joint meeting with their South Korea counterparts to discuss a perceived rising security threat from the North.
  • North Korea Tensions Overshadow Regional Forum VOA 21 Jul 2010 -- Tensions concerning North Korea are expected to overshadow meetings in Vietnam between foreign ministers of Asia Pacific and Western nations. The forum is set to begin as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced new sanctions against Pyongyang for its nuclear program. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is hoping to help restart dialogue on the issue.
  • Projected S. Korea-US Joint Saber-rattling Assailed KCNA 20 Jul 2010 -- The puppet Ministry of National Defense of south Korea on July 15 announced that south Korea-U.S. joint military exercises would be staged in the East and West Seas of Korea within this month and its specific action plan would be decided upon at "the talks between the U.S. and south Korean diplomatic and defense chiefs" slated to take place in Seoul on July 21.
  • Potato Yogurt Made for Children KCNA 20 Jul 2010 -- Potato yogurt has been produced in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for the improvement of children's health.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Performance Given by Art Squads KCNA 19 Jul 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed an art performance given by the art squad of the Kim Jong Suk Pyongyang Silk Mill and the itinerant art squad of the Pyongyang Textile Mill.
  • "Complete Collection of Kim Il Sung's Works" Vol. 88 Off Press KCNA 19 Jul 2010 -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House brought out "Complete Collection of Kim Il Sung's Works" Vol. 88, a library of the immortal Juche idea, which systematically and comprehensively deals with his works in a chronological order.
  • DPRK Hit by Heavy Rains KCNA 19 Jul 2010 -- Many areas of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have been hit by heavy rains caused by a subtropical anticyclone over the northwest Pacific and a low atmospheric pressure over the central part of the West Sea of Korea.
  • 6.15 North Side Flays S. Korea's Suppression of Progressive Forces KCNA 19 Jul 2010 -- A spokesman for the North Side Committee for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration issued a statement Monday bitterly denouncing the south Korean puppet group's unprecedented frantic suppression of progressive democratic forces including pro-reunification movement organizations as an outright challenge to the desire and wish of south Koreans for the implementation of the declaration, democracy and independent reunification as well as a fascist action to prop up the dictatorial regime.
  • North Korea Weekly (July 12 - 18, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1004 (July 12 to July 18, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • US Branded War Criminal KCNA 18 Jul 2010 -- The U.S. imperialists committed a crime by besmirching the reputation of the United Nations in the June 25 war that was launched 60 years ago.
  • US Urged to Roll Back Its Policy of Double Standards KCNA 17 Jul 2010 -- The U.S. unfair policy of double standards is not only a source of disturbing the international peace and stability but a stumbling block in establishing fair international relations.
  • S. Korea and US Joint War Maneuvers Assailed KCNA 16 Jul 2010 -- The south Korean puppet war hawks blustered that they would stage joint naval exercises with the U.S. within July as part of the "countermeasure" against the case of sunk warship and conduct more than ten war maneuvers including the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises and an anti-submarine drill in the East Sea, the West Sea and the South Sea of Korea in a sustainable manner.
  • Agro-scientific Researches Make Headway KCNA 16 Jul 2010 -- The Academy of Agricultural Science of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has pushed ahead with researches for boosting the agricultural production.
  • Gates Plans Visit to South Korea for '2-plus-2 Talks' AFPS 16 Jul 2010 -- Sending North Korea a strong message key aim of an upcoming visit to South Korea by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates.
  • UN allocates $41 million to boost aid operations in nine under-funded crises UN News Centre 16 Jul 2010 -- United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes allocated some $41 million in emergency funding to boost humanitarian operations in nine countries.
  • US Still Open to North Korea Dialogue VOA 15 Jul 2010 -- State Department's top diplomat for East Asia: US is not ruling out future dialogue with North Korea.
  • N. Korea, U.S. hold consultations on Cheonan sinking RIA Novosti 15 Jul 2010 -- The first meeting between North Korean military officials and representatives of the U.S.-led United Nations Command held on Thursday.
  • DPRK-US Military Working Contact Made KCNA 15 Jul 2010 -- A DPRK-US military senior colonel-level working contact was made in Panmunjom for the purpose of probing the truth behind the Cheonan case.
  • Rare Officers Meeting Held in the Korean DMZ VOA 15 Jul 2010 -- Colonels of the U.S. military and their counterparts from North Korea's Army have held a rare meeting at the truce village, Panmunjom.
  • US Aim Sought in Extending OPCON Disclosed KCNA 15 Jul 2010 -- US President Obama agreed with Lee Myung Bak of south Korea to extend the "transfer of wartime operation control (OPCON)" till December 2015.
  • Report Details Dire State of North Korea's Health Care System VOA 15 Jul 2010 -- A new report on the state of health care in North Korea says the sick are inadequately treated because hospitals are barely functioning.
  • Adherence to Three Principles of Reunification Called for KCNA 15 Jul 2010 -- General Secretary Kim's work serves as steadfast guidelines for achieving the reunification of the country.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Aquiculture Ground and Oyster Farm KCNA 15 Jul 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the newly-built aquiculture ground and oyster farm at the Amnokgang Fishery Station.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Reclaimed Taegyedo Tideland KCNA 15 Jul 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the successfully reclaimed Taegyedo Tideland.
  • Russia's Lavrov calls for calm over ROK ship sinking RIA Novosti 14 Jul 2010 -- Russian FM: Negotiators from the 6 party talks on North Korea's nuclear disarmament should avoid the escalation of emotions.
  • S. Korea's Dependence on Foreign Forces KCNA 14 Jul 2010 -- During his recent junket to countries in the Americas Lee Myung Bak called for "international cooperation and support" over the case of warship sinking.
  • Thorough Probe into Truth behind "Cheonan" Case Called for KCNA 14 Jul 2010 -- The United Nations Security Council recently issued its presidential statement in which it takes note of the stand of the DPRK.
  • Kim Il Sung Moves Up Victory in War with Three Strikes KCNA 14 Jul 2010 -- President Kim Il Sung moved up the final victory in the Fatherland Liberation War by completely smashing the U.S. imperialists'.
  • North Korea delays talks with U.S. on Cheonan warship sinking RIA Novosti 13 Jul 2010 -- Pyongyang has delayed indefinitely talks with the USmilitary to discuss South Korea's Cheonan warship sinking.
  • North Korea Asks for Delay for Truce Village Talks VOA 13 Jul 2010 -- North Korea abruptly postponed talks with the U.S.-led United Nations Command in the truce village of Panmunjom.
  • KCNA on "Cheonan" Case KCNA 13 Jul 2010 -- The US and the south Korean authorities uttering that they feel disappointment with the presidential statement of the UN Security Council concerning the "Cheonan" case.
  • KCNA on Japans and Chongryon KCNA 13 Jul 2010 -- The Japanese Supreme Court ruling that the premises of the Chongryon and its land can be confiscated if they are confirmed to be the properties of Chongryon.
  • North Korea, US to Hold Warship Talks VOA 12 Jul 2010 -- Senior officers from the US-led United Nations Command and North Korea are expected to discuss the recent sinking of a South Korean warship.
  • S. Korean Unification Minister's Reckless Remarks Blasted KCNA 12 Jul 2010 -- Hyon In Thaek, minister of Unification of south Korea, in his recent "morning lecture," let loose reckless remarks against the DPRK.
  • Koreans Called on to Remain True to Cause of June 15 KCNA 12 Jul 2010 -- It is an irresistible trend of the times to remain true to the cause of June 15 and give momentum to it.
  • Rodong Sinmun on WPK's Exploits KCNA 12 Jul 2010 -- The Workers' Party of Korea organizes and guides all the victories of the Korean people, says Rodong Sinmun in a joint signed article.
  • Kim Il Sung's Dedication to Solution to Food Problem KCNA 12 Jul 2010 -- The Korean people, on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's demise, are recollecting the devoted efforts made by him for a solution to the food shortage.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 12 Jul 2010 -- One day in October Juche 39 (1950), President Kim Il Sung had his car stopped near a cabbage field on his way to Changsong County, North Phyongan Province, seeing soldiers engaged in cabbage harvest.
  • North Korea Weekly (July 5 - 11, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1003 (July 5 to July 11, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • UN Security Council condemns sinking of S.Korea's Cheonan vessel RIA Novosti 11 Jul 2010 -- The UN Security Council condemned the sinking of a South Korean corvette Cheonan and stressed the need to prevent similar attacks in the region.
  • Struggle for Peace against War Called for KCNA 11 Jul 2010 -- All Koreans in the north and the south and abroad should wage a more brave struggle for peace against war in unity under the banner of "By our nation itself", urges Rodong Sinmun Sunday in a signed article.
  • DPRK UN Representative Holds Press Conference KCNA 10 Jul 2010 -- Sin Son Ho, permanent representative of the DPRK at the UN, held a press conference in New York on Friday as regards the issue of the presidential statement of the United Nations Security Council on the "Cheonan" case.
  • UN Condemns South Korea Ship Sinking, Avoids Blaming North Korea RFE/RL 10 Jul 2010 -- The UN Security Council has condemned a deadly attack in March on a South Korean warship that killed 46 sailors.
  • FM Spokesman on Presidential Statement of UNSC on "Cheonan" Case KCNA 10 Jul 2010 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry on Saturday gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA as regards the issue of the presidential statement of the United Nations Security Council on the "Cheonan" case:
  • KPA Not to Be Bound to Modalities and Methods of Talks KCNA 09 Jul 2010 -- The U.S. forces side sent a notice to the DPRK side on June 26 to the effect that it would explain "results of investigation" into the "Cheonan" case.
  • American Prisoner Attempts Suicide KCNA 09 Jul 2010 -- American Gomes serving a prison term in the DPRK recently attempted to take his own life, according to information available from a relevant organ.
  • Joint Venture and Investment Guidance Bureau Reorganized KCNA 09 Jul 2010 -- The DPRK Joint Venture and Investment Guidance Bureau was reorganized into the Committee of Investment and Joint Ventures of the DPRK.
  • Answer of FM Spokesman Distributed as Official Document of UNSC KCNA 09 Jul 2010 -- An answer given by a spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry to a question put by KCNA on July 6 as regards the fact that the U.S. was describing the "Cheonan" incident as an "act of violating the Korean Armistice Agreement" was distributed as official document S/2010/358 of the UNSC on July 8.
  • UN Security Council Condemns 'Cheonan' Sinking VOA 09 Jul 2010 -- The United Nations Security Council has unanimously condemned the March 26 torpedo attack on the South Korean warship Cheonan, but stopped short of directly condemning North Korea for the attack.
  • US Professors Raise Doubts About Report on South Korean Ship Sinking VOA 09 Jul 2010 -- A new study by U.S. researchers raises questions about the investigation into the sinking of a South Korean navy ship. International investigators blamed a North Korean torpedo, raising tensions on the Korean peninsula.
  • Security Council condemns recent sinking of Republic of Korea ship UN News Centre 09 Jul 2010 -- The Security Council today condemned the recent sinking of a Republic of Korea (ROK) naval vessel, stressing the need to prevent further attacks both against the East Asian nation and in the region.
  • Homage Paid to Kim Il Sung at Kumsusan Memorial Palace KCNA 08 Jul 2010 -- Senior party and state officials, the chairperson of a friendly party, leading officials of party and power organs, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace on Thursday on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung.
  • Floral Tribute Paid to Kim Il Sung KCNA 08 Jul 2010 -- Servicepersons, working people of all strata and school youth and children laid floral baskets before the statues of President Kim Il Sung in different parts of the country on the occasion of the 16th anniversary of his demise.
  • Remembrance Events Held KCNA 08 Jul 2010 -- Working people from all walks of life and school youth and children in the DPRK commemorated the 16th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung in humble reverence.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 08 Jul 2010 -- One day in March Juche 62 (1973), President Kim Il Sung visited a spa in then Kangso County.
  • Kim Il Sung's Sunny Smile Kept in Mind of Korean People KCNA 08 Jul 2010 -- On the occasion of the anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's demise, July 8, the Korean people are recollecting his life devoted to the happiness of the people.
  • Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Demise Editorially Observed KCNA 08 Jul 2010 -- Leading papers Thursday dedicate editorials to the 16th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Construction Site of Wonsan Power Station KCNA 07 Jul 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the construction site of the Wonsan Army-People Power Station.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Combined Foodstuff Factory KCNA 07 Jul 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the newly-built process for the production of sliced vegetables preserved in soy sauce at the Combined Foodstuff Factory of KPA Unit 534.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Kim Il Sung's Revolutionary History KCNA 07 Jul 2010 -- The revolutionary history of President Kim Il Sung represents the roots of the Workers' Party of Korea and the revolution and an eternal cornerstone for the victory in the drive for building a thriving socialist nation, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed article.
  • Songun Politics Guarantees Dignity, Independence of Country KCNA 07 Jul 2010 -- The dignity and sovereignty of the county and nation are guaranteed only by Songun politics.
  • Kim Il Sung Is Alive in Mind of Humankind KCNA 07 Jul 2010 -- President Kim Il Sung made a tremendous contribution to the Korean revolution and human cause of independence with his rare wisdom, outstanding ideological and theoretical activities and distinguished political caliber, enjoying boundless trust and reverence from the Korean people and other progressives of the world.
  • Area of Tea Plantations on Increase KCNA 07 Jul 2010 -- 100 hectares of fields under tea bush were created in a brief span of time and seeds were sown in the right time in the Unjong tea plantation in the area of Tungam, Kangryong County on the West Coast of Korea.
  • New Saltern Created in Kaesong KCNA 07 Jul 2010 -- A new saltern has appeared in Kaesong City.
  • FM Spokesman on US Describing "Cheonan" Case as "Violation of AA" KCNA 06 Jul 2010 -- The DPRK Foreign Ministry spokesman gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on July 6 as regards the fact that the U.S. is describing the "Cheonan" incident as an "act of violating the Korean Armistice Agreement:
  • New Book Off Press KCNA 06 Jul 2010 -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House brought out the book "Collection of Materials on Revolutionary History of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung" (Vol. 11) compiled by the Party History Institute of the WPK Central Committee.
  • US Accused of Planning to Bring Nuclear-powered Carrier to West Sea KCNA 06 Jul 2010 -- It is foolish for the United States to frighten the DPRK with its aircraft carrier. The army and people of the DPRK who have bolstered up their war deterrent in every way will mobilize all their potentials and demonstrate the might of Songun Korea, should the enemies dare ignite a war.
  • US Interference Biggest Hurdle in National Reunification KCNA 06 Jul 2010 -- The U.S. is the biggest hurdle in the way of the Korean nation's grand march to achieve national reunification by implementing the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration.
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 06 Jul 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Tuesday dedicates a signed article to the 9th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's work "Songun Politics of Our Party Is an Effective Socialist Political Mode".
  • KRA, Bedrock of Standing Revolutionary Armed Forces KCNA 05 Jul 2010 -- The Korean people are greeting the anniversary of the Korean Revolutionary Army (KRA).
  • KCNA Refutes US Accusation against DPRK over "Human Rights Issue" KCNA 05 Jul 2010 -- A spokesman for the U.S. State Department recently asserted that "human rights issue" in the DPRK would be a top-priority concern of the U.S. as it would adversely affect a process for mending the relations with the DPRK.
  • DPRK's Efforts to Bolster up Its Nuclear Deterrent KCNA 05 Jul 2010 -- The recently declassified U.S. state documents revealed the fact that it planned a nuclear attack on the DPRK in 1969 when the EC-121 large spy plane incident occurred.
  • Story of Kim Jong Suk KCNA 05 Jul 2010 -- One day in mid-April Juche 29 (1940), the main force of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army (KPRA) led by President Kim Il Sung had a rest during a march.
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1002 (June 28 to July 4, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Principles Provided by Kim Il Sung for National Reunification KCNA 03 Jul 2010 -- The Korean people in the north, south and abroad have waged a dynamic struggle for opening up a new era of independent reunification, peace and prosperity in spite of persistent challenges of the anti-reunification forces within and without.
  • Ulterior Aim Sought by US-S. Korea in Extending Transfer of OPCON Blasted KCNA 03 Jul 2010 -- Traitor Lee Myung Bak during his recent foreign trip committed such treachery as begging U.S. President Obama to extend the "transfer of wartime operation control (OPCON)" till 2015 and wresting an agreement on the proposal.
  • Brigandish and Barbarous Nature of US-Provoked Korean War KCNA 03 Jul 2010 -- The Korean War was the first unjust war started by the imperialist forces of aggression since the Second World War. It was beyond human imagination in the number of forces and military equipment involved and in the light of its fierce nature.
  • KCNA Commentary Refutes Declaration of G-8 Summit KCNA 02 Jul 2010 -- The declaration adopted at the Canada G-8 summit criticized the DPRK, linking it with the "Cheonan" case.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 02 Jul 2010 -- One day in August Juche 79 (1990), President Kim Il Sung met participants in the Pan-national Rally.
  • Elimination of Traitors Called for KCNA 02 Jul 2010 -- The lesson drawn from the last Korean War which caused huge losses and disaster to the Korean nation is that the tragic disaster of the nation is unavoidable unless the stooges of the aggressors and war servants of foreign forces are eliminated from the nation.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Traditional Single-Minded Unity KCNA 02 Jul 2010 -- The traditional single-minded unity in the DPRK is the most precious treasure of the Korean revolution and the ever-victorious banner for opening up a bright future of the country as it was provided in the flames of the anti-Japanese struggle and firmly carried forward century after century.
  • Kim Jong Il Meets Servicemen's Families of KPA KCNA 01 Jul 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il met and had a photo session with the members of art groups of families of service persons of KPA units who proved successful in the third round of the second-term contests among art groups of families of KPA service persons.
  • Performances Given by Servicemen's Families KCNA 01 Jul 2010 -- Performances of art groups of servicemen's families, which participated in the third round of the second-term contest among art groups of servicemen's families of the Korean People's Army, were given in Pyongyang, drawing capacity audiences.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Danger of US Asia-Pacific Policy KCNA 01 Jul 2010 -- The U.S. is now zealously pushing forward its moves to carry out its Asia strategy for aggression, attaching particular importance to the Asian-Pacific region.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 01 Jul 2010 -- Early in June Juche 68 (1979), President Kim Il Sung provided field guidance to Tongbong Co-op Farm in Hamju County, South Hamgyong Province.
  • Fall Meeting Could Herald Rise of N. Korea's Next Leader VOA 01 Jul 2010 -- North Korea announced last Saturday (June 26th) that its ruling Worker's Party will hold a rare meeting of delegates in September to select a new party leadership. Analysts say Kim Jong Il's health due to a 2008 stroke may be behind an earlier than expected transition in power. Not much is known about Kim Jong Un, but theories abound. VOA's Laurel Bowman has more.



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