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September 2010 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • North Korea Releases Photo of Apparent Successor VOA 30 Sep 2010 -- North Korea has released the first official photo of Kim Jong Un, the son and apparent successor of leader Kim Jong Il.
  • North-South Military Working Talks Held KCNA 30 Sep 2010 -- The north-south military working talks were held in the south side's portion of Panmunjom on Sept. 30.
  • KCNA and S. Korean Policy KCNA 30 Sep 2010 -- All Koreans and the international community are urging the south Korean authorities to take measures to roll back their "policy of confrontation" with the DPRK.
  • Struggle for New Victory of Juche Revolution Called for KCNA 30 Sep 2010 -- Leading papers Thursday editorially congratulate General Secretary Kim Jong Il on his reelection as general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Kim Jong Il Greets Hu Jintao KCNA 30 Sep 2010 -- Kim Jong Il sent a message of greetings to Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
  • North Korea to strengthen nuclear deterrent RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2010 -- North Korea vowed on Wednesday to strengthen its nuclear forces due to the threat posed by the United States.
  • DPRK pushes for Korea peace pact UN News Centre 29 Sep 2010 -- Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the General Assembly called for talks to begin as early as possible to replace the Armistice.
  • Seoul, Pyongyang to hold first military talks in 2 years RIA Novosti 29 Sep 2010 -- South Korea and North Korea will hold military talks on Thursday, the first in about two years.
  • Top US Diplomat Heads to Asia as N. Korea Addresses Leadership VOA 29 Sep 2010 -- Senior diplomat to hear what S. Korean and Japanese officials have to say about N. Korean leader Kim Jong Il's youngest son.
  • North Korean Power Couple Emerge as Key to Succession Plans VOA 29 Sep 2010 -- The Korean Workers' Party conference in Pyongyang this week has elevated leader Kim Jong Il's son to a senior position.
  • North Korean Defectors Not Surprised by Promotion of Leader's Son VOA 29 Sep 2010 -- Many North Korean defectors living in South Korea said they are not surprised that a son of leader Kim Jong Il has been appointed to prominent party posts.
  • North Korean Supreme Leader's Son Elevated to Key Posts VOA 29 Sep 2010 -- The youngest son of North Korea's supreme leader has received powerful posts in the ruling party.
  • Kim Jong Il Takes Photo with Participants in WPK Conference KCNA 29 Sep 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il had a photo session with the newly elected members of the central leadership body of the WPK and the participants in the WPK Conference.
  • Profiles of Presidium and Members of Political Bureau KCNA 29 Sep 2010 -- Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee
  • Meeting of KPA Servicepersons Held KCNA 29 Sep 2010 -- A meeting of servicepersons of the three services of the Korean People's Army was held at Jonsung Square.
  • Pak Kil Yon Addresses at Annual Meeting of NAM KCNA 29 Sep 2010 -- Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Pak Kil Yon made an address at an annual meeting of NAM Foreign Ministers.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 29 Sep 2010 -- One April day in Juche 35 (1946) President Kim Il Sung visited then Anju County, South Phyongan Province.
  • Anti-Sub Exercises Send Deterrence Message to North Korea AFPS 28 Sep 2010 -- The US and South Korea navies kicked off anti-submarine warfare exercises in the waters off the Korean peninsula.
  • US-S. Korean Warmongers' Anti-submarine Exercise Blasted KCNA 28 Sep 2010 -- South Korean forces and the US troops kicked off a five day-long joint anti-submarine exercise in the West Sea of Korea.
  • Kim Jong Il Reelected as General Secretary KCNA 28 Sep 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il was reelected as general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • North Korean leader re-elected general secretary RIA Novosti 28 Sep 2010 -- The North Korean leader Kim Jong-il was re-elected general secretary of the Worker's Party of Korea.
  • North Korean Leader's Son Promoted to General VOA 28 Sep 2010 -- North Korea leader Kim Jong Il's youngest son has been made an army general.
  • Official Report on Plenum of WPK Central Committee KCNA 28 Sep 2010 -- The following official report on the September 2010 Plenary Meeting of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee was released on September 28.
  • Resolution of WPK Conference on Revision of Rules KCNA 28 Sep 2010 -- The following is the resolution of the Conference of the Workers' Party of Korea on the revision of the rules of the WPK adopted on Sept. 28.
  • WPK Conference Held KCNA 28 Sep 2010 -- The Conference of the Workers' Party of Korea was held with success in Pyongyang on Sept. 28.
  • Presidium of Political Bureau KCNA 28 Sep 2010 -- The Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee is made up of Kim Jong Il, Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, Jo Myong Rok and Ri Yong Ho.
  • Members and Alternate Members of Political Bureau KCNA 28 Sep 2010 -- Members of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea are Kim Jong Il, Kim Yong Nam, Choe Yong Rim, Jo Myong Rok, Ri Yong Ho, Kim Yong Chun, Jon Pyong Ho, Kim Kuk Thae, Kim Ki Nam, Choe Thae Bok, Yang Hyong Sop, Kang Sok Ju, Pyon Yong Rip, Ri Yong Mu, Ju Sang Song, Hong Sok Hyong and Kim Kyong Hui.
  • Secretariat of WPK Central Committee KCNA 28 Sep 2010 -- The Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea is as follows:
  • Central Military Commission Organized KCNA 28 Sep 2010 -- The Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea is as follows:
  • Department Directors Appointed KCNA 28 Sep 2010 -- Kim Ki Nam, Jang Song Thaek, Kim Yong Il, Kim Phyong Hae, Ri Yong Su, Ju Kyu Chang, Hong Sok Hyong, Kim Kyong Hui, Choe Hui Jong, O Il Jong, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Jong Im, Chae Hui Jong and Thae Jong Su were appointed as department directors of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Members and Alternate Members of WPK Central Committee KCNA 28 Sep 2010 -- The following are members of the WPK Central Committee.
  • Control Commission Elected KCNA 28 Sep 2010 -- The September 2010 Plenum of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee took place here on September 28.
  • First Plenum of WPK Central Auditing Commission Held KCNA 28 Sep 2010 -- The First Plenary Meeting of the Central Auditing Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea was held here on Sept. 28.
  • Ban discusses humanitarian issues with senior DPR Korea minister UN News Centre 28 Sep 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern about the humanitarian situation in the DPRK.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 28 Sep 2010 -- On April 15, Juche 86 (1997) General Secretary Kim Jong Il inspected an army unit defending Height 1211 in the frontline area.
  • Kim Jong Il Issues Order on Promoting Military Ranks KCNA 27 Sep 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il on Monday issued Order No. 0051 on promoting the military ranks of commanding officers of the KPA.
  • North Korean leader's son made a general - state media RIA Novosti 27 Sep 2010 -- The son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has been appointed a general, the country’s state media said.
  • North Korea Set to Convene Delayed Rare Political Conference VOA 27 Sep 2010 -- North Korea is preparing to convene a rare meeting of its only political party to select new leaders.
  • Ri Yong Ho Awarded Vice Marshal KCNA 27 Sep 2010 -- Ri Yong Ho was awarded the military rank of Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army, according to Decision No. 07 of the DPRK National Defence Commission issued on Monday.
  • Korea's Reunification by Federation Formula Urged KCNA 27 Sep 2010 -- The problem of Korea's reunification should be solved on the basis of the three principles of independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity.
  • GNP and "Principal Enemy" KCNA 27 Sep 2010 -- The Grand National Party of south Korea is defining the DPRK as the "principal enemy" in the "defense white paper" for this year.
  • WPK Becomes Ideologically Pure Organization Party KCNA 27 Sep 2010 -- The Workers' Party of Korea is the party which has become an ideologically pure organization and an organizationally integral whole and achieved perfect unity in action.
  • Fidel Castro Meets DPRK Foreign Ministry Delegation KCNA 27 Sep 2010 -- Fidel Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, met and had a talk with the delegation of the DPRK Foreign Ministry.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 27 Sep 2010 -- One autumn day in Juche 51 (1962), President Kim Il Sung went round Pyongyang with an official.
  • North Korea Weekly (September 20 - 26, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1014 (September 20 to September 26, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • CPRK Secretariat and US-S. Korean Maneuvers KCNA 26 Sep 2010 -- The U.S. and South Koreans are going to stage joint anti-submarine exercises in the West Sea of Korea from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.
  • KCNA and Joint Naval Military Exercises KCNA 26 Sep 2010 -- The U.S. and the South Koreans are contemplating staging joint naval military exercises in the West Sea of Korea from Sept. 27 to Oct. 1.
  • Onus on DPR Korea to denuclearize, General Assembly hears UN News Centre 25 Sep 2010 -- Shin Kak-soo, the Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea (ROK), said his country set out a fresh vision last month for stabilizing inter-Korean relations and eventually uniting the two countries on the peninsula.
  • DPRK Will Contribute to Efforts to Attain MDGs Clarified KCNA 24 Sep 2010 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea will make a positive contribution to the international community's efforts to build a new peaceful and prosperous world and achieve the millennium development goals (MDGs), in the future, too, guided by the idea of its foreign policy -- independence, peace and friendship.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 24 Sep 2010 -- One day in November Juche 89 (2000), General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited a newly built potato starch factory.
  • Efforts for Peace on Korean Peninsula Called for KCNA 24 Sep 2010 -- It is an urgent demand of the times and one of the key issues in improving the situation in the Asia-Pacific region and achieving peace and stability there to defuse the tension and the danger of war and ensure peace on the Korean Peninsula.
  • North Korea Elevates Nuclear Diplomacy Team VOA 23 Sep 2010 -- North Korea has announced the promotions of three officials who played key roles in the country's nuclear negotiations with the West.
  • Kang Sok Ju Appointed as Vice PM KCNA 23 Sep 2010 -- Kang Sok Ju was appointed as Vice-premier of the Cabinet of the DPRK, according to the decree of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly dated September 23.
  • New First Vice FM and Vice FM Appointed KCNA 23 Sep 2010 -- Kim Kye Gwan was appointed as First Vice-minister of Foreign Affairs and Ri Yong Ho as Vice- minister of Foreign Affairs, according to the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK dated September 23.
  • Japan's "2010 Defense White Paper" Blasted KCNA 23 Sep 2010 -- Japan in its "2010 Defense White Paper" reiterated its claim to Tok Islets and pulled up the DPRK over the nuclear and missile issues. This was a revelation of the criminal scenarios to openly grab the islets and realize its ambition to emerge a military giant and launch reinvasion.
  • 'Pyongyangologists' Study North Korean Propaganda for Clues VOA 23 Sep 2010 -- North Korea has one of the world's most secretive governments, which masks the reality of its economic and political affairs from both outsiders and its own citizens. Determining the Communist state's plans is much like reading tea leaves in a cup. And with Pyongyang's announcement of the first ruling party conference in 30 years, observers are now scrambling to learn more.
  • Rehabilitation Brisk in Flood-afflicted Areas KCNA 22 Sep 2010 -- Some areas of the DPRK were hard hit by torrential rain and typhoon No. 7 in August and early in September.
  • Feats for Building of Revolutionary Armed Forces KCNA 22 Sep 2010 -- The Korean people, on the occasion of anti-Japanese heroine Kim Jong Suk's death anniversary, September 22, are looking back upon what she did for the building of revolutionary armed forces.
  • End to S. Korean Anti-reunification Policy Urged KCNA 22 Sep 2010 -- It is impossible to achieve national reconciliation and unity and the cooperation and exchange between the north and the south nor is it possible to expect any progress in the movement for national reunification and peace on the Korean Peninsula as long as the south Korean conservative group is allowed to pursue its policy for confrontation with fellow countrymen, the policy intended to chill the south Korean people's desire for independent reunification and block the development of the movement for national reunification.
  • Conference of WPK to Be Held Sep. 28 KCNA 21 Sep 2010 -- The Preparatory Committee for the Conference of the Workers' Party of Korea made public as follows as regards the party conference:
  • North Korea Announces Leadership Summit Amid Succession Speculation RFE/RL 21 Sep 2010 -- North Korea says it will hold its biggest political meeting in a generation, amid speculation that leader Kim Jong Il is about to name his younger son as successor – a move that would take the Kim dynasty into a third generation.
  • North Korea Sets Date for Rare Leadership Conference VOA 21 Sep 2010 -- North Korea has set the date for a major political conference where Kim Jong Il is expected to name an heir to the world's only Communist dynasty. Kim Jong Il is said to have suffered a stroke in recent years, raising questions about the health of the "Dear Leader" and the country's stability.
  • Guarantee for Accomplishment of Revolution KCNA 21 Sep 2010 -- It is the greatest of anti-Japanese heroine Kim Jong Suk's exploits to provide a definite guarantee for successfully carrying forward the Korean revolution through generations.
  • US Scheme to Stage Joint Drills under Fire KCNA 21 Sep 2010 -- The U.S. is scheming to stage the joint military exercises for aggression with the south Korean warmongers at any cost by introducing a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and latest military equipment into the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 21 Sep 2010 -- One January day in Juche 64 (1975) General Secretary Kim Jong Il was told by an official that two students met an accident to be seriously burnt.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 20 Sep 2010 -- One March day in Juche 62 (1973) President Kim Il Sung summoned an official of a steelworks to a meeting of the Political Committee of the C.C., Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Koreans Called on to Struggle for Peace against War KCNA 20 Sep 2010 -- To ensure peace on the Korean Peninsula is an urgent task for protecting the destiny of the Koreans in the north and the south and achieving the independent and peaceful reunification of the country.
  • North Korea Weekly (September 13 - 19, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1013 (September 13 to September 19, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Art Performance KCNA 19 Sep 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il appreciated a performance given by the female brass band of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces.
  • Yonsan Army-People Power Station Completed KCNA 19 Sep 2010 -- The Yonsan Army-People Station built in North Hwanghae Province went operational with due ceremony on Saturday.
  • S. Korean Ministry of Unification under Fire KCNA 19 Sep 2010 -- The exercise for "stabilizing the north" staged by the U.S. and the south Korean warmongers in August was reportedly spearheaded by the south Korean Ministry of Unification. This is a very serious action which can never go overlooked, observes Minju Joson Sunday in a signed commentary.
  • Secret Manual Gives Glimpse of North Korean Military Tactics VOA 19 Sep 2010 -- A military manual said to have been smuggled out of North Korea, reveals Pyongyang’s concern about electronic warfare technology used by the United States and South Korea. The document also indicates North Korea’s military uses radar-absorbing paint and other stealth tactics to conceal its weapons.
  • US Blockade Termed Levers for Realizing World Domination KCNA 18 Sep 2010 -- The U.S. describes sanctions and blockade as unavoidable "punitive" measures against "problematic countries" allegedly to ensure global "peace and security" and "democracy" and guarantee "human rights". But this is nothing but sheer sophism to cover up its sinister intention.
  • War Exercise for "Stabilizing North" Blasted KCNA 18 Sep 2010 -- The war exercise for "stabilizing the north" staged by the south Korean puppet military with the U.S. in August fully disclosed its inveterate wild ambition to invade the north as it was a reckless political and military provocation intended to bring down the dignified system in the DPRK.
  • Koreans Called on to Remain True to "By Our Nation Itself" KCNA 18 Sep 2010 -- The idea of "By our nation itself" serves as an unwavering faith and common idea of independent reunification of all the Koreans in the June 15 era of reunification, says Rodong Sinmun Saturday in a signed article.
  • North-South Red Cross Working Contact Made KCNA 17 Sep 2010 -- An inter-Korean Red Cross working contact was made in Kaesong Friday.
  • Poster for Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Show Released KCNA 17 Sep 2010 -- A poster for the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia show to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea has been produced.
  • Kumranjigyejon, Poetical Work Eulogizing Kim Il Sung KCNA 17 Sep 2010 -- Many literary works praising President Kim Il Sung as lodestar of national liberation and the sun of the nation were created during the anti-Japanese armed struggle.
  • Kim Il Sung's Feats Praised KCNA 17 Sep 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Friday in a signed article praises President Kim Il Sung as a peerlessly distinguished thinker and theoretician and outstanding statesman who made a history of building a new independent power.
  • 5th DPRK-US Colonel-level Military Working Contact Made KCNA 16 Sep 2010 -- The fifth round of the DPRK-US senior colonel-level military working contact was made in Panmunjom.
  • U.S. Presence Necessary for Korean Security, Officials Say AFPS 16 Sep 2010 -- The sinking of the Cheonan underscores the importance of U.S. troops to security in Northeast Asia and South Korea.
  • National Reunification by Federal Formula Called for KCNA 16 Sep 2010 -- Federal formula is the most reasonable way for achieving national reunification.
  • Tensions on Korean Pennisula Seen as Softening VOA 16 Sep 2010 -- Increased engagement with reclusive North Korea is seen as a signal the tension on the Korean peninsula may be softening.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 16 Sep 2010 -- One October day in Juche 63 (1974) General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the Hwasan Co-op Farm in Sinchon County.
  • Sharp to North Korea: Halt Provocations, Nuclear Program AFPS 15 Sep 2010 -- The top US and UN commander called on North Korea to abandon its nuclear program and halt provocations against South Korea.
  • US Envoy for North Korea Talks Visits Beijing VOA 15 Sep 2010 -- The chief US negotiator for talks to persuade North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons is in Beijing.
  • KCNA and Inchon Landing Reenactment KCNA 15 Sep 2010 -- South Korean forces announced that they would stage the event of reenacting the Inchon landing operation in the waters off Wolmi Island.
  • Re-enactment Honors Inchon Landing's 60th Anniversary AFPS 15 Sep 2010 -- Inchon, South Korea, took on a movie-set quality as US Marines and their South Korean and UN counterparts re-enacted massive amphibious landing.
  • Papers on Contributions of Kim Il Sung to Chinese People's Revolutionary KCNA 15 Sep 2010 -- Leading papers carry articles dealing with the contributions made by President Kim Il Sung to the revolutionary struggle of the Chinese people.
  • Typhoon No. 7 Claims Casualties KCNA 15 Sep 2010 -- The south Korean bellicose forces recently announced that they would stage the event of reenacting the "Inchon landing operation" in the waters off Wolmi Island, the largest in six decades.
  • Implementation of North-South Declarations Called for KCNA 14 Sep 2010 -- The June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration, programme for its implementation are supported by all the Koreans.
  • KCNA and US-S. Korea Exercises KCNA 14 Sep 2010 -- The US plans to stage combined anti-submarine exercises in the West Sea of Korea together with South Korean forces.
  • KCNA and Inchon Landing KCNA 14 Sep 2010 -- Inchon landing operation will be reportedly replayed on a large scale in the waters off Wolmi Island.
  • KCNA and Japan's Colonial History KCNA 14 Sep 2010 -- The Japan Times justifying the "Korea-Japan Annexation Treaty."
  • International Obligation Noted in History of DPRK-China Friendship KCNA 14 Sep 2010 -- The Korean army and people are recollecting the brilliant feats performed by Kim Il Sung for the development of the DPRK-China friendship.
  • Rodong Sinmun on WPK's Invincible Might KCNA 14 Sep 2010 -- The Workers' Party of Korea is demonstrating its invincible might, enjoying high leadership authority.
  • Immensely Glorifying Kim Jong Il's Party-building Feats Called for KCNA 14 Sep 2010 -- A main key to winning a victory in the great surge lies in the militant work-style of the people.
  • South Korea's Red Cross to Send Aid to Flood-Stricken North VOA 13 Sep 2010 -- South Korea's Red Cross says it will send more than $8 million worth of flood relief aid to North Korea.
  • DPRK-China Friendship Will Be Evergreen KCNA 13 Sep 2010 -- The DPRK-China friendship is genuine, fraternal and unbreakable one which has steadily developed with long-standing history.
  • North Korea Weekly (September 6 - 12, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1012 (September 6 to September 12, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Manpho Unhwa Factory KCNA 12 Sep 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the Manpho Unhwa Factory alive pushing back the frontiers of latest science and technology.
  • S. Korea Considering Pyongyang's Proposal on Renewing Separated Family Visits VOA 11 Sep 2010 -- After months of rising tensions on the Korean peninsula, there is another small sign of a thawing. North Korea proposes re-starting the reunion program for separated families.
  • N.Korea presses for family reunions RIA Novosti 11 Sep 2010 -- North Korea has proposed Red Cross talks with the South on the reunion of families separated since the Korean War in the 1950s, the North's KCNA news agency said on Saturday.
  • End to US Forces' Presence in S. Korea Called for KCNA 10 Sep 2010 -- It is impossible to achieve the sovereignty of the nation and the peace of the country and national reunification as long as the U.S. imperialists' aggression forces are present in south Korea. This is the lesson taught to the Koreans by the 65-year-long military presence of the U.S. imperialists in south Korea.
  • South Korea ready to reconcile with North - president RIA Novosti 10 Sep 2010 -- South Korean leader Lee Myung-bak, whose presidency has seen a deterioration in ties with North Korea, expressed readiness on Friday to work towards better relations with Pyongyang.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys September Concert KCNA 09 Sep 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed the September concert given by Unhasu Orchestra to mark the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the DPRK.
  • Greeting Message from Chinese Leadership KCNA 09 Sep 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il and Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, and Choe Yong Rim, premier of the Cabinet, received a message of greetings in the joint name of Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, president of the People's Republic of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, and Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the Chinese National People's Congress, and Wen Jiabao, premier of the State Council, on Sept. 8 on the occasion of the 62nd birthday of the DPRK.
  • Kim Jong Il Sends Reply Message to Hu Jintao KCNA 09 Sep 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il Wednesday sent a message to Hu Jintao, president of the People's Republic of China, in reply to the message of sympathy he sent as regards heavy flood that hit some areas of the DPRK.
  • Banquet Hosted by DPRK Government KCNA 09 Sep 2010 -- The DPRK government hosted a banquet at the People's Palace of Culture on Thursday in celebration of the 62nd birthday of the DPRK.
  • Tribute Paid to Kim Il Sung KCNA 09 Sep 2010 -- Senior party and state officials, the chairperson of a friendly party, leading officials of party and armed forces organs, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace on Thursday on the occasion of the 62nd birthday of the DPRK.
  • Floral Tribute Paid to Kim Il Sung KCNA 09 Sep 2010 -- Floral baskets were placed before the statues of President Kim Il Sung on the occasion of the 62nd birthday of the DPRK.
  • Dancing Parties Held KCNA 09 Sep 2010 -- Dancing parties of youth and students took place in various parts of the country on Thursday on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the DPRK.
  • National Day Celebrated in Pyongyang KCNA 09 Sep 2010 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea greets its 62nd birthday on Thursday.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys September Concert KCNA 08 Sep 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il together with servicepersons enjoyed a September concert given by the State Merited Chorus to mark the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the DPRK.
  • National Meeting Marks 62nd DPRK's Birthday KCNA 08 Sep 2010 -- A national meeting was held at the April 25 House of Culture on Wednesday to celebrate the 62nd founding anniversary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Kim Il Sung's Feat in State Building KCNA 08 Sep 2010 -- Sixty-two years has elapsed since the founding of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • End to US Occupation of S. Korea Demanded KCNA 08 Sep 2010 -- A spokesman for the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea issued a statement on Wednesday, 65 years since the U.S. illegally occupied south Korea.
  • US Occupation of S. Korea under Fire KCNA 08 Sep 2010 -- The U.S. imperialist aggression forces' occupation of south Korea is a source of escalated tension and danger of nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula.
  • Withdrawal of US Forces from S. Korea Called for KCNA 08 Sep 2010 -- Tensions constantly run high on the Korean Peninsula entirely due to the U.S. imperialists' occupation of south Korea and their policy of aggression.
  • North Korea Marks Founding Day Amid Talk of Succession VOA 09 Sep 2010 -- North Korea is celebrating the anniversary of its founding as speculation grows that Kim Jong Il's youngest son will be named heir apparent.
  • Former North Korean Soldiers Vow to Overthrow Kim Family Rule VOA 09 Sep 2010 -- A new organization in South Korea, claiming it includes more than 100 former North Korean military members, vows to end Pyongyang's government and unify the Korean peninsula. The North Korea Peoples Liberation Front also says it has support from current members of the communist state's military, but political analysts are skeptical.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Art Performance KCNA 07 Sep 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il together with servicepersons enjoyed a performance given by the art squad of KPA Unit 963.
  • Confidence-Building between DPRK and US Called for KCNA 07 Sep 2010 -- It is meaningless to talk about non-proliferation without nuclear disarmament in ensuring the world peace and security, said a delegate of the DPRK, addressing the plenary meeting of the Geneva Disarmament Conference on August 31.
  • US Arms Sale to South Korea Flayed KCNA 07 Sep 2010 -- An "annual report on the military aid" published by the U.S. Department of Defense recently revealed that the U.S. has massively delivered all type weapons and military equipment to south Korea. It sold to south Korea latest war hardware to the tune of 462 million U.S. dollars last year alone.
  • Japan's Military Maneuvers Assailed KCNA 07 Sep 2010 -- Japan's Ground "Self-Defence Force" recently staged military exercises in Hokkaido with a large number of troops and military equipment involved. Reportedly they perfected an operation of going from defense over to offensive action through the exercises aimed to examine in an overall way the display of combat capability at maximum. Meanwhile the GSDF conducted a large-scale live firing drill at the Higashifuji range in Shizuoka Prefecture.
  • Koreans Called on to Hold Banner of Juche Idea KCNA 07 Sep 2010 -- The Juche idea, the revolutionary idea of President Kim Il Sung, serves as an eternal banner of victory of the Workers' Party of Korea and the Korean people and a powerful treasured sword for building a thriving nation, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed article.
  • North Korea Asks South For Flood Recovery Aid RFE/RL 07 Sep 2010 -- South Korea says rival North Korea has asked the South for rice, cement, and heavy construction equipment to help the North recover from recent devastating flooding.
  • North Korea Releases South Korean Boat, Requests Flood Aid VOA 07 Sep 2010 -- North Korea released a South Korean fishing boat and its seven-man crew Tuesday, after asking South Korea for a shipment of rice, cement and heavy equipment to help it recover from recent flooding.
  • S. Korean Fishing Boat and Crew to Be Sent Back KCNA 06 Sep 2010 -- As already reported, the south Korean fishing boat "55 Daesung" was intercepted by navy men of the Korean People's Army while being engaged in illegal fishing operation after intruding into the economic waters of the north side in the East Sea of Korea on August 8.
  • Withdrawal of US Forces from S. Korea Demanded KCNA 06 Sep 2010 -- The Jurists Institute of Korea released a white paper Monday exposing the background against which the U.S. forces occupied south Korea, which marked the beginning of the division and misfortune of the Korean nation, and its illegality in connection with the lapse of 65 years since the U.S. enforced its colonial rule over south Korea after occupying it on Sept. 8, 1945.
  • Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Show to be Held KCNA 06 Sep 2010 -- A Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia show will take place in Pyongyang to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Korean People Hail Kim Jong Il's China Visit KCNA 06 Sep 2010 -- The Korean people are paying the highest tribute to General Secretary Kim Jong Il, who provided a new milestone in the history of the DPRK-China friendship with his five-day visit to China.
  • Geological Prospecting Obtains Good Results KCNA 06 Sep 2010 -- Geological prospecting for future purpose is going well in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Quality of Consumer Goods Raised KCNA 06 Sep 2010 -- Light industry factories of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have steadily improved the quality of consumer goods, while increasing their output.
  • North Korea Weekly (August 30 - September 5, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Weekly Report on North Korea No. 1011 (August 30 to September 5, 2010) ROK Ministry of Unification
  • Provincial and City Meetings for WPK Conference KCNA 04 Sep 2010 -- Meetings of delegates of North and South Hamgyong and Kangwon provinces and Rason City of the Workers' Party of Korea were held to elect delegates to the WPK conference, according to Rodong Sinmun Saturday.
  • New Postage Stamp Issued KCNA 04 Sep 2010 -- The State Stamp Bureau of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has released a new postage stamp to mark the Day of the DPRK Pavilion of the 2010 Shanghai World Exposition, September 6.
  • Projected US-S. Korea Anti-Submarine Exercises Blasted KCNA 04 Sep 2010 -- The south Korean puppet military announced that it would stage joint anti-submarine exercises in the West Sea of Korea together with the U.S. under the signboard of "military countermeasures" for the settlement of the "Cheonan" case. To be involved in the exercises slated to begin on Sept. 5 and last till 9 are huge U.S. imperialist aggression troops including Aegis destroyers belonging to the U.S. 7th fleet and the armed forces of the puppet military.
  • Full Play to Socialist Patriotism Called for KCNA 04 Sep 2010 -- Socialist patriotism constitutes an ideological and moral quality of the Korean people who are living and making revolution in the socialist homeland of Juche, says Rodong Sinmun Saturday in a signed article.
  • More Provincial Meetings for WPK Conference Held KCNA 03 Sep 2010 -- Meetings of WPK delegates of Jagang and Ryanggang provinces for the election of delegates to the WPK conference were held on August 28, according to Rodong Sinmun Friday.
  • All People Called upon to Learn from Pro-reunification Patriotic Fighters KCNA 03 Sep 2010 -- All the people should more dynamically accelerate the general advance for the Songun revolution under the leadership of Kim Jong Il, keeping deep in their minds the spirit of devotedly defending the leader, the confidence in sure victory and optimism just as the pro-reunification patriotic fighters did. Rodong Sinmun Friday urges this in an editorial dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the repatriation of the former unconverted long-term prisoners strong in faith and will.
  • US to Send Flood Aid to North Korea VOA 02 Sep 2010 -- North Korea is struggling with heavy rains and massive flooding that have washed out homes and ruined crops across the country.
  • Kim Jong Il's Recent China Visit Hailed KCNA 02 Sep 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il's recent visit to China marked a landmark event of weighty significance.
  • Pyongyang City Meeting of Delegates of WPK Held KCNA 02 Sep 2010 -- A meeting of delegates of Pyongyang of the Workers' Party of Korea for the election of delegates to the WPK conference took place.
  • Wen Jiabao Wishes WPK Conference Success KCNA 02 Sep 2010 -- DPRK Ambassador to China Choe Pyong Gwan paid a courtesy call on Premier of the State Council of China Wen Jiabao.
  • New Slogan Reflecting Spirit of DPRK KCNA 02 Sep 2010 -- The North Phyongan Provincial Tideland Reclamation Complex has obtained arable land as large as a county .
  • Yellow Sea Venue for Rival War Games VOA 01 Sep 2010 -- China has started a four-day artillery exercise in waters off Qingdao. The United States and South Korea are to hold joint drills in the same waters in a few days.
  • Strengthened Non-Aligned Movement Called for KCNA 01 Sep 2010 -- The Non-Aligned Movement constitutes the main driving force for building a new independent world.
  • Meetings of Delegates of WPK Held KCNA 01 Sep 2010 -- Meetings of delegates for the election of delegates to the WPK conference took place.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Chinese Military Delegation KCNA 01 Sep 2010 -- Kim Yong Nam met with the delegation of the Shenyang Military Area of the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
  • People of DPRK Called upon to Make Redoubled Efforts KCNA 01 Sep 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a jointly signed article calls upon all the people to make redoubled efforts, planting their feet on the ground and looking at the world.
  • Kim Jong Il's Pledge Made on Ryongnam Hill KCNA 01 Sep 2010 -- On September 1, Juche 49 (1960) General Secretary Kim Jong Il began studying at Kim Il Sung University.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 01 Sep 2010 -- One day in September Juche 88 (1999) General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to a co-op farm in Jagang Province.



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