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October 2010 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • Reunion of Separated Families from North and South Begins KCNA 30 Oct 2010 -- The reunion of separated families and relatives from the north and the south started at Mt. Kumgang Resort on Saturday under an agreement reached between the Red Cross organizations of the north and the south to arrange the reunion on the occasion of the Harvest Moon Day according to the proposal made by the DPRK side on its own initiative.
  • New Mechanical Pencil Produced KCNA 30 Oct 2010 -- A new model of mechanical pencil has been produced by the Pyongyang Mechanical Pencil Factory.
  • S. Korean Ruling Forces' Confrontation Policy toward DPRK Bound to Go Bust KCNA 30 Oct 2010 -- The south Korean ruling forces' anachronistic and criminal "policy toward the DPRK" is bound to go bust as it stirs up and escalates distrust, confrontation and tension between the fellow countrymen to an extreme phase.
  • North, South Korea hold family reunions RIA Novosti 30 Oct 2010 -- More than 400 South Koreans crossed into North Korea on Saturday for a short reunion with relatives separated by the Korean War in the 1950s, despite increased tensions after an exchange of fire, local media reported.
  • S. Korean Military Authorities' Rejection of Contact Denounced KCNA 29 Oct 2010 -- A spokesman for the north side's delegation to the north-south military talks issued the following statement Friday denouncing the south side for rejecting the north-south military working talks:
  • New Postage Stamps Published KCNA 29 Oct 2010 -- The State Stamp Bureau of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has issued an individual stamp and a sheetlet to commemorate the unofficial visit to the People's Republic of China paid by General Secretary Kim Jong Il from last August 26 to 30.
  • Another UHP Electric Arc Furnace Starts Operation KCNA 29 Oct 2010 -- UHP Electric Arc Furnace No.2 went into operation at the Chollima Steel Complex.
  • Prospect of Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula Hinges on US Attitude KCNA 28 Oct 2010 -- The issue of the resumption of the six-party talks for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is high on the agenda.
  • DPRK Military Delegation Leaves for Cuba KCNA 28 Oct 2010 -- A DPRK military delegation led by Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Ri Yong Ho left to visit Cuba.
  • 7th DPRK-US Senior Colonel-level Military Working Contact Made KCNA 27 Oct 2010 -- The 7th round of the DPRK-U.S. senior colonel-level military working contact was made in Panmunjom.
  • No Progress Reported From North Korea Talks VOA 27 Oct 2010 -- The Red Cross Societies of the two Koreas held a second day of talks to discuss reunions of long-separated families.
  • North-South Red Cross Talks Held KCNA 27 Oct 2010 -- North-south Red Cross talks were held in Kaesong on Oct. 26 and 27.
  • U.S.-South Korea Exercises Will Resume, Commander Says AFPS 26 Oct 2010 -- Top US commander in South Korea expressed confidence that the next in a series of US-South Korean military exercises will proceed soon.
  • KCNA and ROK Policy KCNA 26 Oct 2010 -- ROK Army Chief of Staff Hwang Ui Don asserted that the "conception of 'principal enemy' has been internally used" while daring list the DPRK as "enemies."
  • KCNA Commentary on Japan, DPRK and Chongryon KCNA 26 Oct 2010 -- The Japanese have become ever more undisguised in their moves to exclude Korean schools in Japan from assistance.
  • Chinese High-Ranking Military Delegation Leaves KCNA 26 Oct 2010 -- The Chinese high-ranking military delegation led by Col. General Guo Boxiong, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, left for home.
  • Talks between NDC and Chinese High-ranking Military Delegation KCNA 26 Oct 2010 -- Talks between the delegation of the DPRK National Defence Commission and the Chinese high-ranking military delegation were held in Pyongyang.
  • DPRK Ambassador to China Appointed KCNA 26 Oct 2010 -- Ji Jae Ryong was appointed as DPRK ambassador to China, according to a decree of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly.
  • Kim Jong Il Lays Wreaths before Cemetery of CPV KCNA 26 Oct 2010 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea laid wreaths on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the entry of the CPV into the Korean front.
  • Kim Jong Il Visits Former CPV Command KCNA 26 Oct 2010 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea visited the former Command of the Chinese People's Volunteers in Hoechang County.
  • Internationalist Obligation Displayed in Korean War KCNA 26 Oct 2010 -- Sixty years has elapsed since the Chinese People's Volunteers joined in the Korean war under the banner of resisting America and aiding Korea, safeguarding the home and defending the motherland.
  • Rodong Sinmun Calls for Atmosphere of Dialogue KCNA 25 Oct 2010 -- Dialogue and contacts are taking place between the north and the south of Korea.
  • KCNA and ROK Minister of Unification KCNA 25 Oct 2010 -- Minister of Unification Hyon In Thaek in a lecture: "impossible to have development of the inter-Korean relations' without the 'settlement of the nuclear issue."
  • KCNA and Japan's Ambition KCNA 25 Oct 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun cites facts to prove that the Japanese are preparating for overseas aggression.
  • Mass Meeting Marks 60th of CPV's Entry into Korean Front KCNA 25 Oct 2010 -- A mass meeting was held with splendor in Pyongyang on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the entry of the CPV into the Korean front.
  • Kim Jong Il Meets High-level Military Delegation KCNA 25 Oct 2010 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea met with the Chinese high-level military delegation.
  • Blood-sealed DPRK-China Friendship Will Be Evergreen KCNA 25 Oct 2010 -- Leading newspapers editorially observe the diamond jubilee of the entry of the Chinese People's Volunteers into the Korean front.
  • Wreaths Laid before Friendship Tower KCNA 25 Oct 2010 -- Wreaths were laid before the Friendship Tower in Pyongyang on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the entry of the CPV into the Korean front.
  • Wreath Laid before by Chinese High-ranking Military Delegation KCNA 25 Oct 2010 -- The Chinese high-ranking military delegation led by Col. General Guo Boxiong placed a wreath before the Friendship Tower.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Command of KPA Unit KCNA 25 Oct 2010 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea inspected the command of KPA Unit 10215.
  • Three Questions: North Korea and the Internet VOA 25 Oct 2010 -- North Korea traditionally has used Internet companies outside its borders to connect its websites to the world.
  • KCNA and Nuclear Threat KCNA 24 Oct 2010 -- Documents proving the facts that the United States has attempted to use nuclear weapons against the DPRK for several decades were disclosed recently.
  • US-South Korea Joint Air Battle Exercises KCNA 24 Oct 2010 -- The south Korean military staged large-scale madcap joint air battle exercises with U.S. forces in the air over the western part of the Korean Peninsula.
  • National Cooperation Called for KCNA 24 Oct 2010 -- National cooperation serves as a source of great might and driving force to advance the cause of national reunification.
  • Shining Tradition of Blood-sealed Ties between DPRK and China KCNA 24 Oct 2010 -- The tradition of ties of friendship between the peoples of the DPRK and China is sealed in blood.
  • DPRK Arranges Banquet to Mark Entry of CPV into Korean Front KCNA 24 Oct 2010 -- The DPRK government arranged a banquet on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the entry of the Chinese People's Volunteers into the Korean front.
  • KCNA Blasts US Anti-DPRK Nuclear Policy KCNA 23 Oct 2010 -- It was recently confirmed through declassified documents of the US persistently examined and planned the use of nuclear weapons against the DPRK.
  • NDC of DPRK Hosts Banquet for Chinese High-Ranking Military Delegation KCNA 23 Oct 2010 -- The National Defence Commission of the DPRK hosted a banquet in honor of the Chinese high-ranking military delegation.
  • Ri Yong Ho Meets Chinese High-Ranking Military Delegation KCNA 23 Oct 2010 -- Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Ri Yong Ho met and had a talk with the Chinese high-ranking military delegation.
  • Guo Boxiong Makes Public Written Arrival Speech KCNA 23 Oct 2010 -- Col. General Guo Boxiong, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, made public a written speech.
  • Chinese High-Ranking Military Delegation Here KCNA 23 Oct 2010 -- A Chinese high-ranking military delegation led by Col. General Guo Boxiong, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the People's Republic of China, arrived Saturday.
  • "Arirang" Has New Scene Reflecting DPRK-China Friendship KCNA 22 Oct 2010 -- The grand gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang", a winner of Kim Il Sung Prize, is going on before full houses in Pyongyang.
  • All Koreans Called upon to Remain True to Idea of "By Our Nation Itself" KCNA 22 Oct 2010 -- A decade has passed since the enunciation of the idea of "By our nation itself". This history goes to prove that the idea serves as a powerful engine for independent reunification, peace and prosperity.
  • Friendship Forged in Blood in Anti-US War KCNA 21 Oct 2010 -- Sixty years has elapsed since the armies and peoples of Korea and China began fighting on one side against the imperialist allied forces' invasion.
  • Meeting Held to Mark Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work KCNA 21 Oct 2010 -- A national meeting was held at the People's Palace of Culture Thursday to mark the 20th anniversary of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's work "On Improving and Strengthening Financial and Banking Work" and the 40th anniversary of his policy of daily production and financial reviews.
  • Zhou Yongkang Meets WPK Delegation KCNA 20 Oct 2010 -- Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and secretary of the Central Commission of Politics and Law of the Communist Party of China, met at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on October 19 the friendly delegation of the Workers' Party of Korea led by Mun Kyong Dok, alternate member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the C.C., the WPK and chief secretary of the Pyongyang City Committee of the WPK, on a visit to China.
  • "Selected Works of Kim Jong Il" Vol. 6 Published KCNA 20 Oct 2010 -- Volume 6 of "Selected Works of Kim Jong Il" (enlarged edition) which comprehensively deals with his works was brought out by the Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House.
  • Ideal Mine Appears KCNA 20 Oct 2010 -- The March 5 Youth Mine, located at the northern tip of Korea, has undergone a radical change.
  • Korean Nation Called upon to Remain True to Songun Politics KCNA 20 Oct 2010 -- The banner of Songun held aloft by General Secretary Kim Jong Il serves as a great national banner which defends the dignity and sovereignty of the Korean nation and paves the way for independent reunification and national prosperity.
  • North Korea 'in favor' of denuclearization of Korean Peninsula RIA Novosti 20 Oct 2010 -- North Korea is in favor of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and is ready to abide by the agreements reached at the 2005 six-party talks in Beijing, Pyongyang's acting Charge d'Affaires in Russia, O Seung-Ho, said on Wednesday.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 19 Oct 2010 -- One March day in Juche 67 (1978), an official of the mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in a European country was seriously wounded to be at the point of death.
  • US and S. Korean Warmongers' Joint Air Battle Exercises Flayed KCNA 19 Oct 2010 -- The south Korean military has been busy with madcap large-scale air battle exercises with U.S. forces in the air over the western part of the Korean Peninsula since October 15.
  • S. Korean Warmongers' Moves for War against DPRK Slammed KCNA 19 Oct 2010 -- The south Korean bellicose forces staged PSI exercises with outside forces in waters off Pusan on Oct. 13 and 14 despite the unanimous protest and denunciation at home and abroad.
  • Implementation of WPK's Revolutionary Mass Line Called for KCNA 19 Oct 2010 -- The mass line of the Workers' Party of Korea is the most revolutionary line whose validity was fully proved in the revolution and construction and a weapon for single-minded unity which should be held fast to in the on-going general offensive for building a thriving nation.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Opera "Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai" KCNA 18 Oct 2010 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, enjoyed the completed opera "Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai".
  • Meeting Held to Brief on Red Cross Activities KCNA 18 Oct 2010 -- A meeting took place at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Corps Club on Monday to brief on Red Cross activities on the occasion of the anniversary of the DPRK Red Cross Society.
  • 6th Pyongyang Autumn Int'l Trade Fair Opens KCNA 18 Oct 2010 -- The 6th Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair was opened with due ceremony at the Three-Revolution Exhibition on Monday.
  • Newly Built State Theatre Unveiled KCNA 18 Oct 2010 -- The State Theatre was newly built.
  • Many Minor Power Stations under Construction KCNA 18 Oct 2010 -- Lots of minor hydropower stations, along with large-scale power stations, have been built in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 18 Oct 2010 -- One May day in Juche 61 (1972), President Kim Il Sung happened to see some children waving their hands towards the car carrying him on his way back from the field guidance to the Pyongyang Fruit Farm.
  • Kim Jong Il Provides On-site Guidance to Newly Built Okryu Restaurant KCNA 17 Oct 2010 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, provided on-site guidance to the newly built Special Dish House of Okryu Restaurant.
  • US Moves for Arms Buildup under Fire KCNA 17 Oct 2010 -- The Republican Party of the U.S. in the "commitment" made public with the Nov. 2 Congressional off-year election at hand revealed its attempt to put spurs to the arms buildup under the pretext of the "military threat" from the north.
  • WPK Praised for Inheriting Glorious Tradition of DIU KCNA 17 Oct 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Sunday dedicates a signed article to the anniversary of the publication of Gneral Secretary Kim Jong Il's work "The Workers' Party of Korea Is a Juche-Type Revolutionary Party Which Inherited the Glorious Tradition of the DIU".
  • Rodong Sinmun on Promising Future of WPK and Korean Revolution KCNA 17 Oct 2010 -- Rosy future is in store for the glorious Korean revolution which has won great victories and brought about epochal changes under the uplifted banner of the Down-with Imperialism Union, says Rodong Sinmun Sunday in an editorial.
  • Foolish Remarks of S. Korean Puppet Warmonger Condemned KCNA 17 Oct 2010 -- Hwang Ui Don, army chief of staff of south Korea, at the "inspection of state administration" that was opened at the headquarters of the army on Oct. 14 cried out for making clear the concept of the "principal enemy" and let loose the string of gibberish about "real principal enemy" in reference to the Workers' Party of Korea, the army and the power body of the DPRK.
  • Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Its Delegation's Visit to China KCNA 16 Oct 2010 -- A spokesman for the foreign ministry of the DPRK Saturday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards its delegation's visit to China.
  • US and S. Korean Warmongers' PSI Exercises Slammed KCNA 16 Oct 2010 -- The south Korean warmongers staged frantic PSI exercises with outside forces in waters off Pusan for two days from Oct. 13.
  • War Confab of Military Bosses of US and S. Korea Assailed KCNA 16 Oct 2010 -- The military bosses of the United States and south Korea were recently reported to have held a war confab over the issue of stifling the DPRK by force of arms, raising a hue and cry over "the nuclear issue of the north", "threat from the north" and the like at the 42nd U.S.-south Korea annual security consultative meeting and issued what they called "joint statement."
  • Tradition of Single-Minded Unity Carried Forward KCNA 16 Oct 2010 -- The Korean people are commemorating the 84th anniversary of the Down-with-Imperialism Union (DIU) with national pride of having General Secretary Kim Jong Il reelected as general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Patriotic Struggle for Reunification Called for KCNA 16 Oct 2010 -- The October resistance for democracy in south Korea was an eruption of the pent-up grudge and resentment of the south Korean people who had their elementary political freedom and democratic rights wantonly violated under the rule of foreign forces and the "Yusin" dictatorship.
  • CPRK Censures S. Korean Warmongers' PSI Exercises KCNA 15 Oct 2010 -- The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea issued information bulletin No. 966 on Friday lashing out at the south Korean warmongers for frantically staging the DPRK-targeted PSI exercises in the waters off Pusan on Oct. 13 and 14 with not only U.S. forces but the Japan Maritime "Self-Defense Force" involved.
  • N. Side Head of Military Talks Sends Protest Notice to S. Side KCNA 15 Oct 2010 -- The KPA side at the north-south military working talks made on September 30 denounced the anti-DPRK confrontation fanatics for their wicked provocations, strongly demanding the south side severely punish the chief culprits and take responsible measures against the recurrence of similar provocations.
  • Chinese DM on Relations between Armies of China-DPRK KCNA 15 Oct 2010 -- Col. General Liang Guanglie, state councilor and defense minister of China, Thursday met and had a talk with the friendly visiting group of the Korean People's Army headed by Pyon In Son, vice-minister of the People's Armed Forces, at the August 1 Building in Beijing.
  • New Book Off Press KCNA 15 Oct 2010 -- A collection of long true stories "Kimilsungia and the World" was recently brought out in the DPRK.
  • Eternal Lifeline of Korean Revolution KCNA 15 Oct 2010 -- The 84th anniversary of the Down-with-Imperialism Union (DIU) is coming nearer in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Show Closes KCNA 14 Oct 2010 -- The Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia show celebrating the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea was closed with due ceremony at the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition here on Thursday.
  • Adherence to Principles of National Reunification Called for KCNA 14 Oct 2010 -- The three principles of national reunification set forth by the Workers' Party of Korea-- independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity--are the most just and patriotic principles, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed article.
  • China reiterates call for resumption of N. Korea nuclear talks RIA Novosti 14 Oct 2010 -- China urged again on Thursday the resumption of six-party talks on dismantling North Korea's nuclear program to ensure peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
  • Light-burnt Magnesia Begins to Be Produced with Domestic Fuel KCNA 13 Oct 2010 -- The Tanchon Magnesia Factory, a major fireproof materials producer of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, has been newly equipped with a modern production process of light-burnt magnesia based on fuel available in the country.
  • Speech Consistent with Idea of National Unity KCNA 13 Oct 2010 -- Sixty-five years has passed since President Kim Il Sung delivered a historic speech on October 14, Juche 34 (1945) after his triumphant return to the homeland.
  • Rodong Sinmun on WPK's Exploits Performed in Human Cause of Independence KCNA 13 Oct 2010 -- The Workers' Party of Korea has consistently preserved its revolutionary character and purity and increased its leadership function and role despite the severe test of history, thus performing immortal exploits for the country and the nation and the history of the popular masses' cause of independence, the cause of socialism.
  • General Advance toward Fresh Victory Called for KCNA 13 Oct 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Wednesday editorially calls on all the people to make general advance toward fresh victory, loudly sounding the advance of the revolution with the same enthusiasm and spirit with which they successfully celebrated the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea as the grand revolutionary festival, demonstrating the honor of Kim Il Sung's Korea after holding leader Kim Jong Il at the top post of the party and the revolution.
  • Best Option for Korean Reunification KCNA 13 Oct 2010 -- There is a way for the Koreans to live and a sure guarantee for peace on the Korean Peninsula and prosperity common to the nation only when reunification is achieved by federal formula.
  • South Korea Leads Maritime Training on Intercepting Illegal Weapons VOA 13 Oct 2010 -- South Korea for the first time is leading a multinational maritime exercise under the Proliferation Security Initiative, known as PSI. The program is intended to intercept illicit weapons and materials to make weapons of mass destruction. Seoul had initially been reluctant to join such drills to avoid antagonizing Pyongyang.
  • Kim Jong Il Has Photo Session with Commanding Officers KCNA 12 Oct 2010 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, met and had a photo session with the commanding officers who took part in the military parade held to celebrate the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Memorial Tower Telling Feats of WPK KCNA 12 Oct 2010 -- A large number of people, including servicepersons and schoolchildren, have visited the Party Founding Memorial Tower in Pyongyang to mark the 65th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea (October 10).
  • Natural Graphite Electrodes Produced KCNA 12 Oct 2010 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has succeeded in producing electrodes with newly developed natural graphite materials, a signal progress in the development of graphite industry.
  • North Korean Succession Appears Underway VOA 12 Oct 2010 -- Spectacular public shows in recent days in Pyongyang have left little doubt in North Korea - or other countries - that a succession of power is under way there. Kim Jong Un, believed to be 27, has made prominent appearances alongside his father, leader Kim Jong Il. The elder Kim, nearing 70, has had serious health problems in recent years.
  • Chinese leader invites N.Korean counterpart to visit Beijing RIA Novosti 11 Oct 2010 -- Chinese President Hu Jintao has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il and the country's new ruling line-up to visit China, Chinese media said.
  • Kim Jong Il Receives Delegation of CPC KCNA 11 Oct 2010 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, on Monday received a delegation of the Communist Party of China led by Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and secretary of the Central Commission of Politics and Law of the CPC, on a visit to the DPRK.
  • Chinese Party Delegation Wraps up Its Visit to DPRK KCNA 11 Oct 2010 -- A delegation of the Communist Party of China led by Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and secretary of the Central Commission of Politics and Law of the CPC, left for home Monday after paying an official goodwill visit to the DPRK at the invitation of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Joint Friendly Gathering Held KCNA 11 Oct 2010 -- A joint friendly gathering with delegations and delegates of Juche idea study organizations took place on Monday.
  • WPK Steers Country to Prosperity KCNA 11 Oct 2010 -- The Korean people, including the servicepersons, have celebrated the 65th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).
  • High-ranking North Korean defector found dead in Seoul RIA Novosti 10 Oct 2010 -- Hwang Jang-yop, the highest-ranking North Korean ever to defect to South Korea, was found dead in Seoul, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Sunday, referring to local police.
  • North Korea Stages Display of Military Might to Mark Key Anniversary VOA 10 Oct 2010 -- North Korea displayed its military might with a huge parade Sunday to mark the 65th anniversary of the country's only political party.
  • Military Parade Held KCNA 10 Oct 2010 -- A military parade of the units of the three services of the Korean People's Army, the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, the Worker-Peasant Red Guards and the Young Red Guards was held with splendor at Kim Il Sung Square here on Sunday to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Grand Evening Gala Celebrates WPK Birthday KCNA 10 Oct 2010 -- The grand evening gala "Do Prosper, Era of Workers' Party" was held with splendor in Pyongyang on Sunday evening to celebrate the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Homage Paid to Kim Il Sung KCNA 10 Oct 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace at 00:00 Sunday on the occasion of the 65th birthday of the WPK.
  • Congratulatory Message to Kim Jong Il KCNA 10 Oct 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il was presented with a joint congratulatory message on Saturday by the Central Committee and Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party Korea, the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly and the Cabinet on the occasion of the 65th birthday of the WPK.
  • Homage Paid to Kim Il Sung at Kumsusan Memorial Palace KCNA 10 Oct 2010 -- Senior party and state officials, and officials of party, armed forces visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace on Sunday on the occasion of the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Banquet Given in Celebration of 65th Birthday of WPK KCNA 10 Oct 2010 -- A banquet was given by the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea at the People's Palace of Culture Sunday in celebration of the 65th birthday of the WPK.
  • Firework Galas Held in Hamhung and Kaesong KCNA 10 Oct 2010 -- Firework galas celebrating the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea were held in Hamhung City, South Hamgyong Province and Kaesong City, North Hwanghae Province with splendor on Sunday evening.
  • WPK Birthday Celebrated KCNA 10 Oct 2010 -- Leading papers Sunday editorially celebrate the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Floral Tribute Paid to Kim Il Sung KCNA 10 Oct 2010 -- Floral baskets were laid before the statues of President Kim Il Sung on the occasion of the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • National Meeting Held KCNA 09 Oct 2010 -- A national meeting was held here Saturday to celebrate the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • "Arirang" Performance Given KCNA 09 Oct 2010 -- Grand gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang", winner of Kim Il Sung Prize, was given at the May Day Stadium on Saturday to congratulate the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Greetings from Hu Jintao KCNA 09 Oct 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il on Saturday received a message of greetings from Hu Jintao, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
  • Kim Yong Nam Meets Chinese Party Delegation KCNA 09 Oct 2010 -- Kim Yong Nam, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly talk with the delegation of the Communist Party of China led by Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and secretary of the Central Commission of Politics and Law of the CPC, who paid a courtesy call on him at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Saturday.
  • Chinese Party Delegation Here KCNA 09 Oct 2010 -- A delegation of the Communist Party of China led by Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and secretary of the Central Commission of Politics and Law of the CPC, arrived here Saturday to pay an official goodwill visit to the DPRK at an invitation of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Chinese Party Official Makes Public Written Speech KCNA 09 Oct 2010 -- Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and secretary of the Central Commission of Politics and Law of the Communist Party of China, made public a written speech at the airport Saturday upon his arrival in Pyongyang.
  • Chinese Party Delegation Pays Homage to Kim Il Sung KCNA 09 Oct 2010 -- A delegation of the Communist Party of China led by Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee and secretary of the Central Commission of Politics and Law of the Communist Party of China, visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace on Saturday to pay tribute to President Kim Il Sung.
  • Wreaths Laid on Martyrs Cemetery KCNA 09 Oct 2010 -- At least 250 new structures sprang up and major industrial establishments fulfilled this year's plans for national economy ahead of schedule thanks to the high-pitched drive for a great surge waged by the whole party and state and all the people on the occasion of the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Firework Galas Held KCNA 08 Oct 2010 -- Firework galas celebrating the 65th anniversary of the founding of the Workers' Party of Korea were held here Friday evening.
  • Dancing Parties of Youth and Students Held KCNA 08 Oct 2010 -- Dancing parties took place in different parts of the country on Friday to celebrate the 65th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Pyongyang in Festive Mood KCNA 08 Oct 2010 -- Pyongyang is now seized by a festive mood with the 65th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea (October 10) at hand.
  • Kim Jong Il Visits Newly Built State Theatre KCNA 08 Oct 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave on-the-spot guidance to the newly built State Theatre and visited artistes' new flats.
  • Industrial Establishments Meetings Held on Kim Jong Il's Reelection KCNA 08 Oct 2010 -- Meetings were held at different factories, enterprises and on cooperative farms to congratulate General Secretary Kim Jong Il upon his reelection as general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Anniversary of Proposal for Founding DFRK Marked KCNA 08 Oct 2010 -- The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea Friday issued a memorandum dealing with the leadership feats of President Kim Il Sung for the country's reunification, the validity and vitality of the proposal for reunifying the country by federal formula and the positive and consistent efforts made by the Workers' Party Korea and the government of the DPRK for its accomplishment on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo (DFRK).
  • Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Show Opens KCNA 07 Oct 2010 -- A Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia show was opened with due ceremony at the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition here on Thursday to celebrate the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Performance Staged by State Merited Chorus KCNA 07 Oct 2010 -- Delegates participating in celebrations of the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea now under way here enjoyed a performance given by the State Merited Chorus at the People's Palace of Culture Thursday.
  • Art Performance Given by Kindergarteners KCNA 07 Oct 2010 -- An art performance "Flower-strewn Stage Celebrating October Holiday" was given by kindergarteners from across the country at the Pyongyang Students and Children's Palace Thursday on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Art Performance Given to Mark Birthday of WPK KCNA 07 Oct 2010 -- A performance was given by the art squad of the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League at the Central Youth Hall on Thursday to celebrate the 65th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Juche Iron Production System Established KCNA 07 Oct 2010 -- The Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex established the Juche iron production system based on no-coke high-speed deoxidization in the wake of successfully completing the iron production method by use of Juche iron blast furnace. As a result, the iron production has been put on a normal footing at the complex.
  • DFRK Founding Proposal Favoured by Koreans KCNA 07 Oct 2010 -- Thirty years has lapsed since President Kim Il Sung advanced a proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo (DFRK) at the Sixth Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea in October Juche 69 (1980).
  • North Korea Appears Capable of Jamming GPS Receivers VOA 07 Oct 2010 -- Defense officials in South Korea and military analysts elsewhere are expressing concern about what they call a new type of threat from Pyongyang. The North Koreans, according to South Korea's government, are now capable of disrupting GPS receivers, which are a critical component of modern military and civilian navigation.
  • US, South Korean Diplomats Discuss Power Shift in North VOA 07 Oct 2010 -- A top-ranking U.S. diplomat says Washington and Seoul need to "remain in lockstep" to respond to any developments on the Korean peninsula. Kurt Campbell's meetings with South Korean officials come as Pyongyang shows signs that preparations for a power transfer are under way.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys "October Concert" Given by Unhasu Orchestra KCNA 06 Oct 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il together with senior officials of the party, state and army enjoyed the "October concert" given by the Unhasu Orchestra on the occasion of the 65th birthday of the WPK.
  • Birthday of WPK Marked KCNA 06 Oct 2010 -- Celebrations of the 65th birthday of the WPK are going on in the DPRK.
  • Korean Stamp Show Opens KCNA 06 Oct 2010 -- A Korean stamp show was opened with due ceremony at the Korean Stamp Exhibition Hall on Wednesday to celebrate the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • New Postage Stamps Issued KCNA 06 Oct 2010 -- The State Stamp Bureau of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has issued a sheetlet, sheet and individual stamp to mark the 65th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • More Rallies Held to Congratulate Kim Jong Il's Reelection KCNA 06 Oct 2010 -- Rallies took place in Ryanggang Province and Rason City on Tuesday in congratulation of Kim Jong Il's reelection as general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 06 Oct 2010 -- One November day in Juche 95 (2006), General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited a newly built rest home of peasants in Hamju County, South Hamgyong Province.
  • Kim Jong Il Watches Coordinated Drill of KPA Unit KCNA 05 Oct 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il watched a coordinated drill of servicepersons of KPA Unit 851 held to mark the 65th birthday of the WPK.
  • 6th DPRK-US Colonel-Level Military Working Contact KCNA 05 Oct 2010 -- The sixth round of the DPRK-U.S. senior colonel-level military working contact was made in Panmunjom Tuesday.
  • Story of Kin Il Sung KCNA 05 Oct 2010 -- One autumn day in Juche 62 (1973), President Kim Il Sung visited a cooperative farm in Taedong County.
  • Provinces Rallies Held on Kim Jong Il's Reelection KCNA 04 Oct 2010 -- Rallies were held in South Hwanghae Province and Jagang Province on Sunday and in South Hamgyong Province and Nampho City on Monday to congratulate General Secretary Kim Jong Il on his reelection as general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • DPRK in Festive Mood over Kim Jong Il's Reelection KCNA 04 Oct 2010 -- The news that Kim Jong Il was reelected general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea has enveloped the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in great pleasure.
  • Events Marking Anniversary of WPK Held KCNA 04 Oct 2010 -- A meeting of workers and members of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea took place at the Jonsung Square on Monday to mark the 65th birthday of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • US Moves for New War Flailed KCNA 04 Oct 2010 -- The U.S. moves to step up the arms sale to south Korea is a very dangerous act of upsetting the balance of forces in the Korean Peninsula and the rest of Northeast Asia and egging the south Korean warmongers on to ignite a new war, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed commentary.
  • North Korea Weekly (September 27 - October 3, 2010) National Intelligence Service
  • Foundation Day of Korea Observed KCNA 03 Oct 2010 -- An event took place before the Mausoleum of King Tangun on Sunday to commemorate the Foundation Day of Korea.
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 03 Oct 2010 -- Rodong Sinmun Sunday dedicates a signed article to the 20th anniversary of the publication of the work of General Secretary Kim Jong Il "The Workers' Party of Korea Organizes and Guides All the Victories of Our People".
  • North Korea Proposes New Tourism Talks with Seoul VOA 02 Oct 2010 -- North Korea is asking South Korea for new talks aimed at reopening a North Korean resort to South Korean tourists.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Art Performance KCNA 02 Oct 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed together with servicepersons of the KPA a performance given by the art squad of KPA Unit 10215.
  • Workers Rallies Held on Kim Jong Il's Reelection KCNA 02 Oct 2010 -- Rallies of agricultural workers and officials and members of the women's union were held in Chongsan-ri, Kangso District of Nampho City and at the plaza of the Arch of Triumph in Pyongyang Saturday to congratulate General Secretary Kim Jong Il on his reelection as general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea
  • Notice Sent to Unification Ministry of S. Korea KCNA 02 Oct 2010 -- The General Guidance Bureau for the Development of Scenic Spots of the DPRK Saturday sent a notice to the Ministry of Unification of south Korea proposing the working talks between the authorities of the north and the south.
  • DPRK Will to Develop Friendly Relations with UN Member KCNA 02 Oct 2010 -- The DPRK government will boost the friendly and cooperative relations with all other member nations of the UN and fulfill all its responsibilities to preserve peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and the rest of the world, declared Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK Pak Kil Yon, who headed the DPRK delegation, when addressing the plenary meeting of the 65th UN General Assembly on September 29.
  • "Selected Works of Kim Jong Il" Vol. 5 Published KCNA 02 Oct 2010 -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House brought out Vol. 5 of "Selected Works of Kim Jong Il" (enlarged edition) comprehensively dealing with his works.
  • WPK Guided by President Kim Il Sung's Ideas KCNA 02 Oct 2010 -- "The Workers' Party of Korea Is the Party of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung", a famous work published by General Secretary Kim Jong Il on October 2, Juche 84 (1995), mirrors his unshakable will to steadily develop the WPK into an invincible revolutionary party carrying forward the ideas and cause of President Kim Il Sung.



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