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August 2010 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • Seoul Welcomes Fresh US Sanctions on Pyongyang VOA 31 Aug 2010 -- South Korea welcomes additional sanctions the United States will impose on North Korea.
  • KCNA and Japanese PM's Apology KCNA 31 Aug 2010 -- The present chief executive of Japan recently made public a statement in which he made an "apology" for Japan's past crimes.
  • KCNA on the Japanese and Tok Islets KCNA 31 Aug 2010 -- Materials proving the fact that Tok Islets are part of an inalienable territory of Korea were recently disclosed again.
  • Kim Yong Chun Meets Chinese Military Delegation KCNA 31 Aug 2010 -- Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Kim Yong Chun met with the delegation of the Shenyang Military Area of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
  • New Power Station Goes Operational KCNA 31 Aug 2010 -- Ryesonggang Power Station No. 6 went operational with due ceremony in the DPRK on Tuesday.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 31 Aug 2010 -- One day in May Juche 45 (1956) President Kim Il Sung visited the Pyongyang Textile Mill.
  • Letter from the President -- Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to North Korea The White House 30 Aug 2010
  • Executive Order from the President -- Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to North Korea The White House 30 Aug 2010
  • Kim Jong-il hopes for early resumption of talks RIA Novosti 30 Aug 2010 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has expressed hope for an early resumption of the six-party talks on the North Korean nuclear program.
  • Rare Party Conference in N. Korea Raises Succession Questions VOA 30 Aug 2010 -- A big meeting of North Korea's only political party could herald the beginning of the succession to a third generation of the Kim family.
  • Kim Jong Il Sends Message of Thanks to Hu Jintao KCNA 30 Aug 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il sent a message of thanks to Hu Jintao.
  • Speech of Hu Jintao at Banquet KCNA 30 Aug 2010 -- Following is the speech of Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, at the banquet.
  • Speech of Kim Jong Il at Banquet KCNA 30 Aug 2010 -- Following is the speech of General Secretary Kim Jong Il at the banquet.
  • Kim Jong Il Pays Unofficial Visit to China KCNA 30 Aug 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il paid an unofficial visit to the People's Republic of China from August 26 to 30.
  • China Confirms Visit by Kim Jong Il VOA 30 Aug 2010 -- Chinese state television is confirming a visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.
  • Lee Myung Bak's "Three-phase Unification Proposal" KCNA 30 Aug 2010 -- The "three-phase unification proposal" spelled out by Lee Myung Bak is a combination of the "proposal for unifying the Korean community" and "no nukes, opening and 3000 dollars".
  • US Urged to Drop Cold War-minded Way of Thinking KCNA 30 Aug 2010 -- US President Obama said that the U.S. remains committed to helping the "security" and "defence" of south Korea.
  • North Korea Weekly (August 23 - 29, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1010 (August 23 to August 29, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Holding Fast to WPK's Line of Economic Construction Called for KCNA 29 Aug 2010 -- To preferentially develop national defence industry while simultaneously developing light industry and agriculture is the Workers' Party of Korea's line of economic construction.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Friendship between DPRK and Cuba KCNA 29 Aug 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun dedicates a signed article to the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the DPRK and Cuba.
  • Death List of Koreans Drafted to Japan Opened to Public KCNA 29 Aug 2010 -- The death list of Koreans who were forcibly drafted by the Japanese imperialists in the past was opened to the public.
  • Korean Peninsula Marks 100th Anniversary of Annexation by Japan VOA 29 Aug 2010 -- The annexation completed a years-long process by the Japanese effectively making the Korean peninsula a colony. In Seoul people still harbor strong resentment about their one-time colonial masters a century after the event.
  • S. Korean Puppet Unification Minister's Anti-DPRK Rhetoric Rebuked KCNA 28 Aug 2010 -- Hyon In Thaek, minister of Unification of South Korea: "Peaceful community" and the "economic community" mean the process of stepping up "denuclearization.
  • Traitor Lee Myung Bak Accused of His Disgusting Behavior KCNA 28 Aug 2010 -- Disclosed that Lee Myung Bak made proposal expressing the intention of South Korea to host US military base.
  • Young People Called upon to Become Vanguard Fighters KCNA 28 Aug 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun carried on the Youth Day calls upon all young people to eternally glorify the proud history and tradition of the Korean youth movement.
  • N.Korea's Kim Jong-il leaves China, heads back home - report RIA Novosti 28 Aug 2010 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il left a hotel in northeastern China on Saturday and appeared to be returning home, a day after he was believed to have held talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao on the second day of his surprise trip, the Yonhap news agency reported.
  • Many Monumental Edifices Built by Youth in Korea KCNA 27 Aug 2010 -- In Korea there are many monumental edifices built by the youth in the spirit of self-sacrifice, collective heroism and patriotism.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 27 Aug 2010
  • Ban welcomes DPR Korea’s release of detained US national UN News Centre 27 Aug 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the release of Aijalon Mahli Gomes, a United States national who was freed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on humanitarian grounds during a visit to Pyongyang by former US President Jimmy Carter.
  • US Man Imprisoned in North Korea Arrives Home VOA 27 Aug 2010 -- Aijalon Mahli Gomes has arrived in the northeastern U.S. city of Boston, Massachusetts, where he was immediately mobbed by family members who welcomed him home after eight months in a North Korean prison.
  • Report on Jimmy Carter's Visit to DPRK KCNA 27 Aug 2010 -- Jimmy Carter, ex-president of the United States, and his party visited the DPRK from Aug. 25 to 27.
  • Jimmy Carter Leaves KCNA 27 Aug 2010 -- Jimmy Carter, ex-president of the U.S., and his party left here on Friday after wrapping up their visit to the DPRK.
  • Kim Jong Il Elected Delegate to Conference of WPK KCNA 27 Aug 2010 -- A meeting of delegates of the Korean People's Army of the Workers' Party of Korea took place at the April 25 House of Culture on Wednesday, according to Rodong Sinmun Friday.
  • North Korea Releases American Imprisoned Since January RFE/RL 27 Aug 2010 -- North Korea is one of the world's most closed societies, with a government whose actions are famously difficult to predict.
  • China Remains Silent on Possible Kim Jong Il Visit VOA 27 Aug 2010 -- The Chinese government maintains silence about reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is in China. News organizations, including Chinese media, report heavy security and high-level motorcades in a northeastern Chinese city where Mr. Kim is believed to be visiting.
  • Kim Song Gyu Passes Away KCNA 26 Aug 2010 -- Kim Song Gyu, alternate member of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and department director of the WPK Central Committee, died of lung cancer on August 24 at the age of 77.
  • Meetings of City and County Party Delegates Held KCNA 26 Aug 2010 -- Meetings of the city (district) and county party delegates were held recently on the threshold of the conference of the Workers' Party of Korea, according to Rodong Sinmun dated August 26.
  • Carter Wins Freedom for US Man Imprisoned in North Korea VOA 26 Aug 2010 -- A former U.S. president, on a rare and unofficial visit to North Korea, has secured the release of an American citizen imprisoned there. The trip also may have eased tensions on the Korean peninsula.
  • Start of Leadership at Kim Il Sung Univ. Marked KCNA 26 Aug 2010 -- A national seminar was held at the People’s Palace of Culture on Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's start of undying leadership at Kim Il Sung University.
  • DPRK Foreign Ministry Arranges Reception KCNA 26 Aug 2010 -- The DPRK Foreign Ministry arranged a reception on Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between the DPRK and Cuba.
  • Flood Damage Serious in Sinuiju City, Uiju County KCNA 26 Aug 2010 -- Torrential rains and floods have inflicted a serious damage on Sinuiju City and Uiju County, North Phyongan Province.
  • North Korea's Secretive Leader Thought To Be In China RFE/RL 26 Aug 2010 -- The only thing known for certain is that Kim Jong Il's special armored train was seen on the move in the direction of China.
  • N.Korean leader visits China, possibly for successor talks – media RIA Novosti 26 Aug 2010 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-il reportedly paid a visit to China on Thursday morning, possibly to discuss his possible successor, South Korean media said.
  • North Korean Leader Reportedly in China VOA 26 Aug 2010 -- North Korea's leader appears to have begun a trip to China, at the same time that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is in Pyongyang to secure the release of an imprisoned American. And China's top envoy on Korean issues is in Seoul in a bid to restart talks on the North's nuclear programs.
  • China Refuses Comment On North Korean Leader's Visit VOA 26 Aug 2010 -- In what has become common practice when it comes to North Korea, the Chinese government refuses to comment on reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is on his way to China, in what would be his second visit this year.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory KCNA 25 Aug 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the technologically updated Pyongyang Cornstarch Factory as required by the IT age.
  • Chinese Govt Decides to Provide Relief Materials to DPRK KCNA 25 Aug 2010 -- The Chinese government decided to provide emergency relief materials to the DPRK in connection with the fact that some areas of the DPRK including Sinuiju, North Phyongan Province, were hit by flood recently.
  • Jimmy Carter Here KCNA 25 Aug 2010 -- Jimmy Carter, ex-president of the U.S., and his party arrived here Wednesday.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Jimmy Carter KCNA 25 Aug 2010 -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, met and had a cordial talk with Jimmy Carter, ex-president of the U.S., and his party Wednesday when they paid a courtesy call on him at the Mansudae Assembly Hall.
  • Art Performance Given to Marks Start of Songun Leadership KCNA 25 Aug 2010 -- A grand music and dance performance "Long March for Victory of Songun" was given at the April 25 House of Culture Wednesday to celebrate the golden jubilee of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's start of the Songun revolutionary leadership.
  • Performances Given across Country KCNA 25 Aug 2010 -- The 50th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's start of the Songun revolutionary leadership was significantly celebrated across the country.
  • Dancing Parties of Youth and Students Held KCNA 25 Aug 2010 -- Dancing parties of youth and students were held across the country Wednesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's start of the Songun revolutionary leadership.
  • DPRK's Might Strengthened under Songun Leadership KCNA 25 Aug 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il has placed the political and military might of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on the highest peak with his outstanding Songun leadership. With the result, the DPRK is demonstrating its dignity as an invincible socialist power and pushing ahead with the building of a thriving nation.
  • Koreans Called upon to Remain True to Songun Leadership KCNA 25 Aug 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Wednesday editorially calls upon all the people to hold higher the red flag of the Songun revolution closely rallied around General Secretary Kim Jong Il and wage a dynamic struggle for the accomplishment of the revolutionary cause of Juche.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 25 Aug 2010 -- One August day in Juche 56 (1967), General Secretary Kim Jong Il had his car stopped near the dam of the Jangjingang Power Plant during his inspection tour of rural communities in Yonggwang County, South Hamgyong Province.
  • Rodong Sinmun Terms UFG Test Nuclear War KCNA 25 Aug 2010 -- The U.S. and the south Korean puppet warmongers are advertising the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises as ones for "examining defense and counter-action posture of the U.S.-south Korea Combined Forces" and a "drill of command post", not one for field maneuverability.
  • Former U.S. President Carter In North Korea RFE/RL 25 Aug 2010 -- North Korea says former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has arrived in Pyongyang on what's believed to be a mission to free an American peace activist imprisoned in the communist country.
  • Carter in North Korea, Expected to Bring Home Jailed American VOA 25 Aug 2010 -- North Korea says former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has arrived in Pyongyang. He is there to try to gain the release of an American imprisoned for illegally entering the reclusive country.
  • Kim Jong Il Gives Field Guidance to Chicken Farm KCNA 24 Aug 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to 927 Chicken Farm which set an example in implementing the WPK's policy on stockbreeding.
  • National Meeting Marks Start of Songun Revolutionary Leadership KCNA 24 Aug 2010 -- A national meeting took place at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium on Tuesday to mark the 50th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's start of the Songun revolutionary leadership.
  • Oath-taking Meeting of Servicepersons of KPA Held KCNA 24 Aug 2010 -- An oath-taking meeting of servicepersons of the three services of the Korean People's Army took place at the Ssangunri Revolutionary Site in Sukchon County, South Phyongan Province, on Tuesday on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il's start of the Songun revolutionary leadership.
  • Dancing Party of Servicepersons Held KCNA 24 Aug 2010 -- A dancing party of servicepersons of the three services of the Korean People's Army was held at the Ssangunri Revolutionary Site in Sukchon County, South Phyongan Province, on Tuesday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's start of the Songun revolutionary leadership.
  • Former President Carter Reportedly Heading to North Korea VOA 24 Aug 2010 -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is reported to be going to Pyongyang this week to gain the release of an American jailed there after illegally entering the country. The State Department has not denied the reports but stresses Mr. Carter would be going in a private capacity on a humanitarian mission without any U.S. officials accompanying him. .
  • Military Attaches Corps Visits Unit under KPA Tank Division KCNA 23 Aug 2010 -- The military attaches corps here visited a unit under the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division of the Korean People's Army on Monday on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's start of the Songun revolutionary leadership.
  • Meeting Marks Anniversary of Start of Songun Revolutionary Leadership KCNA 23 Aug 2010 -- A meeting of workers and members of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea took place at the plaza of the Party Founding Memorial Tower, a meeting of agricultural workers on Chol Pass, Kangwon Province and a meeting of members of the Democratic Women's Union of Korea at the Arch of Triumph Square on August 22 and 23 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's start of the Songun revolutionary leadership.
  • 11th National Invention and New Technology Exhibition Closes KCNA 23 Aug 2010 -- The 11th national invention and new technology exhibition which had been under way since Aug. 16 closed with due ceremony at the Three-Revolution Exhibition on Monday.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 23 Aug 2010 -- A summer day in Juche 68 (1979), General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the construction site of the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital.
  • South Korea Considers Rice Aid for North VOA 23 Aug 2010 -- South Korea's ruling party says Seoul is considering resuming food aid to North Korea, but the government's main arm for handling relations with North Korea is denying any plans to do so.
  • North Korea Weekly (August 16 - 22, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1009 (August 16 to August 22, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Grand Music and Dance Performance KCNA 22 Aug 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed a grand music and dance performance "Long March for Victory of Songun" given by artistes of the State Merited Chorus, the KPA Song and the Dance Ensemble, the KPA Military Band, the song and dance ensembles of the Commands of the KPA Navy and Air Force and other art organizations of KPA.
  • Flood Victims Rescued by Servicepersons KCNA 22 Aug 2010 -- Planes of the air force and warships of the navy of the Korean People's Army rushed to the area of Sinuiju, North Phyongan Province, hit by sudden torrential rain and successfully conducted an emergency operation on August 21 to rescue the inhabitants who were at the crossroads of life and death.
  • National Symposiums Held KCNA 22 Aug 2010 -- A national scientific symposium was held from August 18 to 20 to commemorate General Secretary Kim Jong Il's start of immortal leadership at Kim Il Sung University.
  • Koreans Called upon to Remain True to Songun Politics KCNA 22 Aug 2010 -- The Songun politics makes it possible for the national reunification movement to make dynamic advance, meeting the challenges of the anti-reunification forces at home and abroad.
  • Mass Evacuations From Floods Along China-North Korea Border VOA 21 Aug 2010 -- More than 127,000 people have been evacuated in northeastern China following severe flooding that has already claimed at least 1,400 lives this month.
  • Sinuiju Area Struck by Devastating Flood KCNA 21 Aug 2010 -- Sinuiju City and its vicinity of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have been severely affected by flood.
  • FM Spokesman Urges Japan to Make Apology and Reparation KCNA 20 Aug 2010 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Friday released a statement on the occasion of the centenary of Japan's brigandish fabrication of the "Korea-Japan Annexation Treaty" by force of arms and its illegal annexation of Korea.
  • Diverse Events of KPA Held KCNA 20 Aug 2010 -- The 19th art show, the 3rd pencil drawing festival and a calligraphic contest of the Korean People's Army were inaugurated at the April 25 House of Culture Thursday on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il's start of the Songun revolutionary leadership.
  • Guidelines for Reunification Provided by Kim Il Sung KCNA 20 Aug 2010 -- In August Juche 79 (1990), President Kim Il Sung delivered an address to the participants in the Pan-National Rally. In the historic speech, titled "Let the Entire Nation Unite and Hasten the Reunification of the Country," he criticized the United States, Japan and separatists within the nation for obstructing Korean reunification.
  • US, S. Korea Continue Military Maneuvers KCNA 20 Aug 2010 -- A tough-and-go situation has persisted on the Korean peninsula with the U.S. imperialists and the Lee Myung Bak puppet regime of south Korea stubbornly resorting to military threat against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • US Strategy for World Domination and Arms Buildup Blasted KCNA 20 Aug 2010 -- The United States is running the whole gamut of means and methods to carry out its reactionary strategy for world domination. Its objective is to pressurize and contain its rivals and challengers by force of arms and seize hegemony.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 20 Aug 2010 -- One day in January Juche 90 (2001) General Secretary Kim Jong Il inspected a unit of the Korean People's Army.
  • South Korean Boat Intercepted KCNA 19 Aug 2010 -- A south Korean fishing boat was intercepted by navy men of the Korean People's Army on their routine maritime guard duty at around 10:15 on August 8 when it was engaged in a fishing operation in the economic waters of the East Sea of the DPRK.
  • Korean People Merciless to Enemy KCNA 19 Aug 2010 -- The Korean people do not want a war but are always merciless to those who try to hurt their dignity.
  • Kim Il Sung's Immortal Feats in Founding Air Force KCNA 19 Aug 2010 -- The air force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) has grown to be invincible revolutionary armed force under the wise guidance of the Workers' Party of Korea and the leader, defending the country and the gains of the revolution with credit.
  • FM Speaks DPRK Has All Means and Methods to Defend Itself KCNA 18 Aug 2010 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Wednesday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the U.S-south Korea Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises now under way in south Korea
  • NPCK Blasts US and S. Korean Warmongers' UFG KCNA 18 Aug 2010 -- A spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea released the following statement Wednesday to condemn the U.S. and the puppet group of south Korea for having launched the provocative Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises, defying the unanimous protest and denunciation from Koreans and other peace-loving people of the world:
  • Iron Foundry and Compressor Shop Go Operational KCNA 18 Aug 2010 -- The Songun Iron Foundry and the Songun Compressor Shop of the Ryongsong Machine Complex went into operation with due ceremony on Tuesday.
  • New Postage Stamps Issued KCNA 18 Aug 2010 -- New stamps (a souvenir sheet, a sheetlet and an individual stamp) have been issued by the State Stamp Bureau of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea with the approach of the 50th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's start of Songun revolutionary leadership.
  • "Among the People" Vol. 90 Off Press KCNA 18 Aug 2010 -- A collection of reminiscences "Among the People" Vol. 90 was brought out in the DPRK.
  • More Factories Undergo Technical Updating KCNA 18 Aug 2010 -- More and more industrial establishments have been updated on a CNC (computer numerical control) basis in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • US Loud-mouthed "Pacific State" Snubbed KCNA 18 Aug 2010 -- The United States' loud-mouthed "Pacific state" is nothing but a watchword for aggression and plunder to put Asia under its domination.
  • Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Work Observed KCNA 18 Aug 2010 -- President Kim Il Sung made sure that the Pan-National Rally for peace and reunification of the country to be held in Panmunjom by delegates from the north and the south of Korea and overseas for the first time in the history of national division on the occasion of August 15, Juche 79 (1990) provided a historical occasion of achieving the great unity of the whole nation. He met with the delegates on August 18 and made public his work "Let the Entire Nation Unite and Hasten the Reunification of the Country".
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 18 Aug 2010 -- On the evening of August 14, Juche 82 (1993), a day before the 48th anniversary of the liberation of the country, President Kim Il Sung watched a national art performance of kindergarteners as he promised before.
  • US Moves for MD under Fire KCNA 18 Aug 2010 -- The U.S. recent negotiations on setting up an X band radar system in Bulgaria and other countries are pushed forward at a final phase and this system is expected to go operational from next year, according to press reports.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Light Comedy "Echo of Mountain" KCNA 17 Aug 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed light comedy "Echo of Mountain", Kim Il Sung Prize Laureate, now being put on local stages, at the Hamhung Grand Theatre together with servicepersons of the KPA.
  • Kim Jong Il Sends Birthday Spreads to Centenarians KCNA 17 Aug 2010 -- Birthday spreads were sent by General Secretary Kim Jong Il to female centenarians Hong Jong Ju and Jo Jong Suk residing in Sukchon County, South Phyongan Province and Munchon City, Kangwon Province carrying his profound loving care.
  • Senior State Officials Visit Hamhung KCNA 17 Aug 2010 -- Senior state officials and officials of party, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions visited different parts of Humhung City, South Hamgyong Province on Tuesday.
  • Meeting Marks Anniversary of Kim Il Sung's Work KCNA 17 Aug 2010 -- A Pyongyang meeting took place at the Central Hall of Workers Tuesday to mark the 20th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's work "Let the Entire Nation Unite and Hasten the Reunification of the Country."
  • Large-sized, Long-distance Belt Conveyor KCNA 17 Aug 2010 -- The Unryul Mine located in the western area of Korea has benefited from its large-sized and long-distance belt conveyor.
  • Tower with Meaningful Numbers KCNA 17 Aug 2010 -- The Three Charters for National Reunification Memorial Tower is standing at the entrance of Tongil Street in Pyongyang.
  • Dangerous Saber-rattling of Warmongers Blasted KCNA 17 Aug 2010 -- Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises are a test nuclear war aimed at mounting a surprise preemptive strike at the DPRK from the sky, land and seas, to all intents and purposes, as they were kicked off in the wake of the frantic south Korea-U.S. joint naval exercises and the anti-submarine drill of the south Korean puppet army in the East and West Seas of Korea, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed article.
  • S. Korean Minister of Unification's Reckless Remarks Blasted KCNA 17 Aug 2010 -- South Korean puppet Minister of Unification Hyon In Thaek at a recent seminar talked nonsense that "the north is standing at the crossroads of change and option," vociferating about someone's "provocations" and "the act of inviting self-isolation." Making malignant accusations against the DPRK over the warship "Cheonan" case, he presumptuously cried out for "putting the situation under control".
  • KCNA Warns US and S. Korea Military Maneuvers KCNA 16 Aug 2010 -- A grave situation prevailing on the Korean Peninsula due to the U.S. reckless military adventure is now inching close to the point of explosion.
  • US and S. Korea Military Exercises Blasted KCNA 16 Aug 2010 -- The south Korean puppet warmongers recently announced that they would stage Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises with the U.S. from August 16 to 26. This is one more grave military provocation to wreck peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and the rest of Northeast Asia and ignite a nuclear war. Rodong Sinmun Monday says this in a signed commentary.
  • "Arirang" Goes On KCNA 16 Aug 2010 -- The grand gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang", a winner of Kim Il Sung Prize, has been given at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang from August 2, drawing a large number of people.
  • Exhibition of New Technologies Opens KCNA 16 Aug 2010 -- The 11th national exhibition of inventions and new technologies opened with due ceremony at the Three-Revolution Exhibition on Monday.
  • North Korea Weekly (August 9 - 15, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • KPA Warning on US-S. Korea War Maneuvers KCNA 15 Aug 2010 -- A spokesman for the General Staff of the Korean People's Army Sunday released a statement in connection with the fact that the provocative joint naval exercises staged by the U.S. imperialist warmongers and the Lee Myung Bak group of traitors in the East and West Seas of Korea is to be led to all-out war maneuvers codenamed Ulji Freedom Guardian to be launched from August 16 to 26.
  • Tribute Paid to Kim Il Sung KCNA 15 Aug 2010 -- Servicepersons and people from all walks of life visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace on Sunday to pay tribute to President Kim Il Sung on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Korea's liberation.
  • Papers Call for Glorifying Kim Il Sung's Korea KCNA 15 Aug 2010 -- Leading newspapers Sunday editorially mark the 65th anniversary of Korea's liberation
  • Floral Tribute Paid to Kim Il Sung KCNA 15 Aug 2010 -- Floral baskets were placed before the statues of President
    Kim Il Sung on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of Korea's liberation.
  • South Korea proposes three-stage reunification with Communist North RIA Novosti 15 Aug 2010 -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has proposed a three-stage reunification with North Korea, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday.
  • South Korean President Proposes 'Unification Tax' VOA 15 Aug 2010 -- The South Korean president has made specific comments on ways to achieve re-unification with the North. It is the first time the president has commented on the subject since the sinking of one of his navy's warships in late March.
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1008 (August 9 to August 15, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • National Mass Consumption Goods Exhibition Opens KCNA 14 Aug 2010 -- A national mass consumption goods exhibition was opened with due ceremony at the Central Light Industrial Sample Exhibition on Saturday.
  • Kim Il Sung Revered as Liberator of Nation KCNA 14 Aug 2010 -- August 15 is the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Korean nation from Japan's colonial rule by President Kim Il Sung.
  • US Call for Stronger Military Alliance Blasted KCNA 14 Aug 2010 -- The U.S. is now becoming increasingly vocal for stronger "alliance" with south Korea and Japan these days. This precisely means escalated moves for knocking into shape a triangular military alliance, a nexus for aggression against the DPRK.
  • Commemorative Coins to Be Minted KCNA 13 Aug 2010 -- Commemorative coins will be minted in the DPRK on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's start of Songun revolutionary leadership.
  • Ri Yong Ho Meets Chinese Public Security Delegation KCNA 12 Aug 2010 -- Ri Yong Ho, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, met and had a talk with the Chinese public security delegation headed by Liu Jing, executive vice-minister of Public Security, on Thursday.
  • S. Korea's Sycophancy towards US under Fire KCNA 12 Aug 2010 -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA on Thursday as regards the south Korean puppet authorities' closer collusion and tie-up with the U.S. while tightening the sanctions against the DPRK:
  • Regime of Traitors Bound to Go Ruin KCNA 12 Aug 2010 -- It is the inevitability of history that the regime of traitors in south Korea is bound to go to ruin as it goes against the desire and wishes of the popular masses.
  • Talks between DPRK-Chinese Public Security Ministries KCNA 11 Aug 2010 -- Talks between the delegations of the Ministry of People's Security and the Chinese public security were held here on Wednesday.
  • Notice to President of S. Korean Red Cross KCNA 11 Aug 2010 -- The chairman of the Central Committee of the DPRK Red Cross Society sent a notice to the president of the south Korean Red Cross on Wednesday.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 11 Aug 2010 -- One day in September Juche 55 (1966), General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to Chosan County, Jagang Province, early in the morning.
  • 4th DPRK-US Military Working Contact Held KCNA 10 Aug 2010 -- The fourth round of the DPRK-U.S. senior colonel-level military working contact for the probe into the truth behind the "Cheonan" case was made in Panmunjom Tuesday.
  • Red Cross Relief Activities in DPRK KCNA 10 Aug 2010 -- Red Cross activities have been conducted in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to heal the flood damage and stabilize the life of the people in the affected areas.
  • Okryu Restaurant, Pride of Pyongyang KCNA 10 Aug 2010 -- Okryu Restaurant, the pride of Pyongyang, will shortly mark the 50th anniversary of its foundation.
  • Story of Kim Il Sun KCNA 10 Aug 2010 -- One day in July Juche 36 (1947) President Kim Il Sung gave field guidance to a newly-built rest home.
  • Anti-DPRK War Exercises Unjustifiable KCNA 10 Aug 2010 -- The south Korean bellicose forces conducted the largest-ever joint naval exercises against the DPRK in the East Sea of Korea together with the U.S. under the pretext of the "Cheonan" case. Following this the puppet forces waged frantic anti-submarine exercises in the West Sea of Korea, increasing the danger of the outbreak of a war of aggression against the DPRK to an extreme phase on the Korean Peninsula.
  • Scheme for New Cold War Blasted KCNA 10 Aug 2010 -- The U.S. warmongers and the south Korean puppet forces are contemplating staging Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises in mid-August. This is a dangerous act of trying to ignite a new war on the Korean Peninsula at any cost.
  • South Korea Warns North Over Artillery Barrage VOA 10 Aug 2010 -- South Korea is accusing North Korea of violating the armistice between them with an artillery barrage into South Korean waters.
  • Japan Apologizes Directly to Koreans for Annexing Country a Century Ago VOA 10 Aug 2010 -- Japan's Cabinet endorsed the statement 19 days before the 100th anniversary of the formal Japanese annexation of Korea.
  • Talks Set to Resume Between US, North Korean Military VOA 09 Aug 2010 -- Military officers from North Korea and the United Nations Command in South Korea are to hold another round of meetings.
  • N. Korea fires shells into Yellow Sea - reports RIA Novosti 09 Aug 2010 -- North Korea fired several artillery rounds toward a disputed maritime border with South Korea in the Yellow Sea.
  • Juche-based Industry of DPRK KCNA 09 Aug 2010 -- The Juche-based industry of the DPRK remains a mainstay of the independent national economy built by the Korean people.
  • North Korea Weekly (August 2 - 8, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1007 (August 2 to August 8, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • South Korea Says North Seizes Fishing Boat VOA 08 Aug 2010 -- Officials in Seoul say N. Korea has seized a S. Korean fishing boat that was operating in the East Sea (Sea of Japan) off the eastern coast of Korea.
  • Work Brisk to Recover from Flood Damage KCNA 08 Aug 2010 -- A work is progressing apace in the areas of the DPRK hit by consecutive days of heavy rain and downpour.
  • KCNA and S. Korea's Exercises KCNA 07 Aug 2010 -- The anti-submarine exercises being staged by South Korean forces in the West Sea of Korea are acts of aggression aimed to provoke a war.
  • S. Korea Accused of Its Dependence on Foreign Forces KCNA 07 Aug 2010 -- The south Korean conservative authorities' policy of dependence on foreign forces is the root cause of bringing disaster to this land.
  • Strong Joint Actions for Peace Called for KCNA 07 Aug 2010 -- The desire of mankind for peace will certainly come true thanks to the bold actions of the peace-loving forces of the world.
  • KCNA and South Korea KCNA 06 Aug 2010 -- The south Korea is escalating confrontation between the north and south and the tension on the Korean Peninsula.
  • US Aircraft Carrier to Exercise in Yellow Sea VOA 05 Aug 2010 -- The Pentagon announced that the US aircraft carrier George Washington will participate in planned exercises with South Korean forces in the Yellow Sea.
  • South Korea begins naval exercises in Yellow Sea RIA Novosti 05 Aug 2010 -- South Korea has begun naval exercises in the Yellow Sea despite North Korea's threat of a "counterattack."
  • Large-scale S. Korean Naval Exercises Staged in West Sea KCNA 05 Aug 2010 -- The south Korean forces kicked off large-scale joint naval war exercises in the West Sea of Korea.
  • Rodong Sinmun Blasts Nuclear Scenario KCNA 05 Aug 2010 -- It is an invariable scenario of the United States to make a preemptive nuclear strike upon and stifle the DPRK any time.
  • Korean A-bomb Victims Have Bitter Grudge against US-Japan KCNA 05 Aug 2010 -- Sixty-five years has elapsed since the United States dropped atomic bombs on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • North Korea Reports Heavy Damage From Floods VOA 05 Aug 2010 -- North Korea's state-run news agency says heavy rains have caused great damage to the country's economy and unspecified human losses.
  • Flood Damage Confirmed Serious KCNA 05 Aug 2010 -- It has been ascertained that torrential rains in July did a great deal of damage to people's living, railway transport, agriculture and other economic sectors.
  • S. Korea Vows Counter-Attack If North Opens Fire During Drills VOA 04 Aug 2010 -- South Korean military officials say they are ready to respond if North Korea carries out its threat to attack during the South's latest military drills. The drills are part of South Korea's response to the sinking of one of its navy ships in March, an act blamed on Pyongyang.
  • Ryesonggang Youth Power Station No. 2 Completed KCNA 05 Aug 2010 -- The Ryesonggang Youth Power Station No. 2 was completed in the DPRK.
  • Kim Il Sung's Feats in Pyongyang Reconstruction KCNA 05 Aug 2010 -- Pyongyang, the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, has turned into a beautiful and modern city.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Construction Site of Power Station KCNA 04 Aug 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the construction site of the Kumyagang Army-People Power Station nearing completion.
  • Great Program for Independent Reunification KCNA 04 Aug 2010 -- August 4 is the 13th anniversary of the publication of "Let Us Carry Out the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung's Instructions for National Reunification", a famous work of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Industrial Establishment KCNA 03 Aug 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the Songun Foundry of the Ryongsong Machine Complex and the construction site of the gasification project at the Hungnam Fertilizer Complex.
  • Kim Jong Il Visits Consumer Goods Exhibition KCNA 03 Aug 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited the South Hamgyong Provincial Consumer Goods Exhibition.
  • KPA Command Vows to Counter S. Korean Drill by Physical Retaliation KCNA 03 Aug 2010 -- Warmongers of the south Korean puppet military are going to kick off direct military provocations against the DPRK in the waters around five islets in the West Sea of Korea after escalating the madcap naval exercises targeted against it in the East and West seas of Korea in the wake of their fabrication of the "Cheonan" case.
  • Pyongyang Consumer Goods Exhibition Ends KCNA 03 Aug 2010 -- A consumer goods show took place at the Three-Revolution Exhibition in Pyongyang between July 22 and 29.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 03 Aug 2010 -- One day in August Juche 39 (1950), the Cabinet of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea had a conference.
  • S. Korean Confrontation Maniacs' Disgusting Sophism Snubbed KCNA 03 Aug 2010 -- A call for working out an "exit strategy" to get rid of the daily escalating north-south confrontation has been heard from the south Korean ruling quarters ever since the outbreak of the warship case.
  • All Koreans Called upon to Remain True to Songun Politics KCNA 03 Aug 2010 -- The Songun politics serves as a great banner of independence and dignity, a powerful treasured sword for winning victory in the revolution and a symbol of peace.
  • N. Korea threatens 'physical counter attack' to S. Korean naval exercise RIA Novosti 03 Aug 2010 -- North Korea has threatened a "physical counter attack" to the South Korean naval drills due to be held this week in the Yellow Sea, North Korean media said.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects 2.8 Vinalon Complex KCNA 02 Aug 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the February 8 Vinalon Complex making a steady boost in production.
  • Kim Il Sung's Speech Declaring Victory in War Preserved in Museum KCNA 02 Aug 2010 -- More than half a century has passed since the Korean people won the Fatherland Liberation War (June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953).
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1006 (July 26 to August 1, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Newspapers Attack US-S. Korean Naval Exercises KCNA 01 Aug 2010 -- Leading newspapers here on Sunday run signed commentaries branding the large-scale joint naval exercises staged by the south Korean puppet warmongers and the U.S. in the East Sea of Korea as an undisguised military provocation to the DPRK and an unpardonable treacherous crime that brings the situation of the Korean Peninsula to the phase of a war.
  • S. Korean Puppet FM Rebuked for Inciting Confrontation KCNA 01 Aug 2010 -- Some days ago, Ryu Myong Hwan, puppet minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of south Korea, appeared in a press conference at the end of a meeting held overseas to talk rubbish over the June "elections to local self-governing bodies" in south Korea. Complaining that young people of south Korea were taken in by the assertion that voting for the "Grand National Party" would bring about a war, he said that they may go to the north if they like.
  • Chinese President on Sino-DPRK Relations KCNA 01 Aug 2010 -- Hu Jintao, president of the People's Republic of China, received credentials from the DPRK ambassador to his country on July 30.
  • Myanmar PM Hails Development of Relations with DPRK KCNA 01 Aug 2010 -- Thein Sein, prime minister of Myanmar, met and had a talk at the governmental building on July 30 with the DPRK delegation headed by Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun on a visit to his country.



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