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November 2010 - North Korea Special Weapons News

  • North Korea Claims Major Advance in Nuclear Program VOA 30 Nov 2010 -- North Korea has declared a major advance in its nuclear program a week after launching a deadly artillery strike on a South Korean island.
  • Trend of Development of Nuclear Energy for Peaceful Purposes Irresistible KCNA 30 Nov 2010 -- It has become an irresistible trend to develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes worldwide.
  • KCNA on Japan's Human Rights Policy KCNA 30 Nov 2010 -- Japan led in seeking the adoption of a "resolution on human rights issue" in the DPRK.
  • S. Korea's Anti-DPRK "Human Rights" Campaign KCNA 30 Nov 2010 -- Some days ago the south Korean authorities co-sponsored at the UN together with foreign forces a "resolution on the human rights issue in the north".
  • KCNA on Northern Limit Line KCNA 30 Nov 2010 -- The South Koreans to "preserve" the "northern limit line" can never come true, says Rodong Sinmun.
  • Minju Joson on US-S. Korea Exercises KCNA 30 Nov 2010 -- Maneuvers kicked off by the U.S. and South Korean forces in the West Sea of Korea on Nov. 28.
  • Rodong Sinmun on US-S. Korea Exercises KCNA 30 Nov 2010 -- The U.S. and the South Korean authorities in waters of the West Sea of Korea.
  • US: China 'Obligated' to Press North Korea to End 'Belligerence' VOA 30 Nov 2010 -- A White House spokesman is calling on China to press North Korea to end what he calls that state's "belligerent behavior."
  • South Korea has no plans to overthrow North - S. Korean diplomat RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2010 -- South Korea does not have plans to overthrow the North Korean government.
  • Leaked Cables Shed Insight on Diplomats View of N. Korea VOA 30 Nov 2010 -- The leak of U.S. diplomatic cables shows a possible motive for recent belligerence by North Korea.
  • UN Security Council may consider tougher sanctions against N.Korea RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2010 -- The UN Security Council may consider "toughening sanctions against North Korea for its uranium enrichment facility."
  • Nations Press Diplomacy in Korean Crisis VOA 30 Nov 2010 -- Foreign ministers from the United States, Japan and South Korea will meet in Washington next week to plan their next moves in the international stand-off over North Korea.
  • China Hopes WikiLeaks Will Not Harm Relations With US VOA 30 Nov 2010 -- Beijing has responded cautiously to the WikiLeaks reports detailing US State Department cables about China.
  • China Urges Dialogue to Resolve Korea Tensions VOA 30 Nov 2010 -- China stresses that it believes all parties involved in negotiating the North Korean nuclear crisis should come together to resolve the latest tensions through dialogue.
  • Russia calls for diplomatic solution to Korean standoff RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2010 -- Russia has called for a diplomatic solution to tensions on the Korean Peninsula, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Borodavkin said.
  • UN chief urges START progress, Korean calm RIA Novosti 30 Nov 2010 -- UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged Russia and the US to press on with ratification of the START treaty on strategic nuclear arms cuts.
  • Yeonpyeong Island Residents Fear Another N. Korean Strike VOA 30 Nov 2010 -- Days after a North Korean artillery barrage killed four people on Yeonpyeong island, only a few residents remain.
  • More Dynamic Struggle to Win Victory in Building Thriving Nation Called for KCNA 30 Nov 2010 -- All the party members, servicepersons and people of the DPRK should conduct a more dynamic struggle for the victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Branch Factory of Ryongsong Machine Complex KCNA 30 Nov 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to a branch factory of the Ryongsong Machine Complex.
  • South Korea Announces, Then Cancels New Military Drill VOA 29 Nov 2010 -- South Korea's military has postponed a live fire exercise planned for Tuesday on an island shelled by North Korea last week.
  • US-S. Korea Wholly to Blame for Escalated Tension KCNA 29 Nov 2010 -- The US and the south Korean authorities are disturbing peace and security on the Korean Peninsula.
  • US-S. Korean Combined Naval Maneuvers KCNA 29 Nov 2010 -- The south Koreans kicked off large-scale combined naval maneuvers together with the United States in waters of the West Sea.
  • Drive for Pushing Back Frontiers of Science and Technology Called for KCNA 29 Nov 2010 -- The DPRK is sure to emerge a victor in the drive for building a thriving nation by pushing back the frontiers of the latest science and technology.
  • Military Attaches Corps Visits Ryongjong Fish Breeding Ground KCNA 29 Nov 2010 -- The military attaches corps here visited the Ryongjong Fish Breeding Ground Monday.
  • George Washington Strike Group Begins Exercise with Republic of Korea Navy NewsStand 28 Nov 2010 -- The George Washington Carrier Strike Group (GWCSG) entered the waters west of the Korean peninsula to participate in a combined military exercise with the Republic of Korea (ROK) on Nov. 28.
  • US, South Korea deploy navy at Yellow Sea, China calls for talks IRNA 28 Nov 2010 -- Joint U.S.-South Korean naval exercises began at the Yellow Sea on Sunday as North Korea prepared surface-to-surface missiles on launchpads and China called for emergency meeting.
  • S. Korea, U.S. start naval drills near N. Korean border RIA Novosti 28 Nov 2010 -- South Korea and the United States began on Sunday large-scale joint naval exercises in the Yellow Sea just days after North Korea's artillery attack on a S. Korean island that killed four people, the Yonhap news agency said.
  • Chairman of North Korean parliament to visit China amid Korean tension RIA Novosti 28 Nov 2010 -- The chairman of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly will visit China from Tuesday until Saturday amid increased tensions between the two Koreas, the Chinese official news agency Xinhua reported on Sunday.
  • China To Work With South To Ease 'Worrisome' Korea Standoff RFE/RL 28 Nov 2010 -- China, the main ally of communist North Korea, says it has agreed with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to work together to ease the serious confrontation between the North and South.
  • China Calls for Urgent Talks to Ease Korean Tensions VOA 28 Nov 2010 -- North Korea's neighbor and close ally, China, has called for an emergency meeting of envoys to North Korean disarmament talks to defuse tensions on the tense Korean Peninsular.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Performance Given by State Symphony Orchestra KCNA 28 Nov 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed a performance given by the State Symphony Orchestra.
  • NPCK Blasts US-S. Korea Combined Military Exercises KCNA 28 Nov 2010 -- The National Peace Committee of Korea issued a statement on Sunday as regards the fact that the United States and the south Korean puppet group finally kicked off the largest-scale combined military exercises aimed at armed invasion of the DPRK in the West Sea of Korea.
  • Merciless Counteraction against Any Provocation Warned KCNA 28 Nov 2010 -- Some days ago, the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK responded with an instant and strong physical strike to the reckless military provocation the south Korean puppet forces committed by firing dozens of shells at the territorial waters of the DPRK around Yonphyong Island in the West Sea of Korea. This was a legitimate exercise of the right to self-defence taken to defend the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK from the provocateurs' reckless moves.
  • Exercises in Korea Long-planned, Sharp Says AFPS 27 Nov 2010 -- Movements of troops in South Korea and ships in the Yellow Sea are part of long-planned exercises and shouldn’t be seen as a response to North Korea’s Nov. 23 attack on Yeonpyeong Island, the commander of United Nations Command said today.
  • Mullen: North Korea’s Unpredictability Endangers Region AFPS 27 Nov 2010 -- The only thing predictable about the North Korean regime is its unpredictability, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a television broadcast today.
  • Russian, Chinese foreign ministers discuss Korean conflict RIA Novosti 27 Nov 2010 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi discussed on Saturday the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula and the necessity of not allowing it to escalate, according to a Russian ministry statement.
  • Significant Names Given by Kim Il Sung KCNA 27 Nov 2010 -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has many things named by President Kim Il Sung during his guidance tour throughout the country.
  • KCNA: Who Is to Wholly Blame for Armed Clash in West Sea of Korea KCNA 27 Nov 2010 -- The true colors of the arch criminal who orchestrated the recent military clash is being brought into bolder relief with the passage of time.
  • Rodong Sinmun Accuses US of Pulling up DPRK over "Religious Issue" KCNA 27 Nov 2010 -- The U.S. Department of State recently in its "Annual Report on International Religious Freedom" for 2010 pulled up almost all the countries of the world over religious freedom and again designated eight countries including the DPRK, China and Iran as "countries of special concern".
  • Inter-Korean dialogue crucial for resolving human rights concerns, says UN expert UN News Centre 26 Nov 2010 -- An independent United Nations human rights expert today stressed the need for a quick resumption of dialogue between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to resolve issues such as the reunion of separated families and the situation of asylum-seekers.
  • CPRK Warns S. Korean Puppet Group Not to Do Rash Act KCNA 26 Nov 2010 -- The south Korean puppet group is now getting hell-bent on the wholesale racket for confrontation with the DPRK while groundlessly taking issue with the army of the DPRK over its due punishment meted to the group for its reckless military provocation.
  • US-S. Korean Warmongers Contemplate More War Maneuvers KCNA 26 Nov 2010 -- The U.S. imperialists and south Korean puppet war-like forces announced a plan to stage combined exercises in the West Sea of Korea from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, according to south Korean Yonhap News.
  • North Korea Warns War Games Take Region To 'Brink Of War' RFE/RL 26 Nov 2010 -- Tensions on the Korean Peninsula were ratcheted up further today when North Korea warned the United States and South Korea that they would push the region to "the brink of war" if they went ahead with planned military exercises.
  • North Koreans leave Russia's Far East to protect homeland - paper RIA Novosti 26 Nov 2010 -- North Korean citizens working in Russia's Far East rushed home after the recent military skirmish between North and South Korea, Russian popular daily Moskovsky Komsomolets said on Friday.
  • North Korea Condemns US-South Korean Naval Exercises VOA 26 Nov 2010 -- North Korea is accusing the United States and South Korea of pushing the Korean peninsula to the brink of war if the two countries go ahead with planned military exercises this week. Tensions in the region remain high on Friday as sounds of artillery fire were heard in the North near the South Korean island that came under a deadly artillery attack from North Korea on Tuesday.
  • Fresh Artillery Fire; New Warnings on Korean Peninsula VOA 26 Nov 2010 -- The sound of new artillery fire is rattling the Korean peninsula, sparking a series of fresh warnings as tensions rise between the North and South. Residents on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong reported hearing the sound of shelling from nearby North Korea Friday.
  • Cut in Humanitarian Aid Latest Fallout from North Korean Shelling of South Korea VOA 26 Nov 2010 -- South Korea is further limiting the little assistance it allows to go to North Korea. The move comes after a barrage of artillery shells was fired at Yeonpyeong Island Tuesday. Two South Korean marines and two civilians died in the North Korean attack.
  • Kim Jong Il Visits New Houses and Pyongyang University of Dance KCNA 25 Nov 2010 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, gave on-the-spot guidance to newly-built apartment houses and reconstructed Pyongyang University of Dance.
  • Panmunjom Mission of KPA Sends Notice to U.S. Forces Side KCNA 25 Nov 2010 -- As already reported, the south Korean puppet war-like forces Tuesday committed another grave military provocation such as firing shells into the territorial waters of the DPRK side in the West Sea of Korea.
  • Pyongyang's New Nuclear Facility Tests World Resolve VOA 25 Nov 2010 -- North Korea's recent revelations about its new, modern uranium-enrichment facility stunned scientists. Asia analysts see it as Pyongyang's latest attempt to force the world to accept it as a nuclear state. With international talks about the North's nuclear program broken off, and uncertainty about whether sanctions can halt North Korea's nuclear advances, analysts say the international community has few good options to deal with the problem.
  • China says joint US-South Korea exercises in Yellow Sea, provocative IRNA 25 Nov 2010 -- China on Thursday expressed concern about joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises in the Yellow Sea, while North Korea threatened further attacks on the South if there were more 'provocations.'
  • Russia expects UN Security Council to make statement on Korean armed conflict RIA Novosti 25 Nov 2010 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed hope the United Nations Security Council in the near future will make a statement on the armed conflict between North and South Korea.
  • Admiral Mike Mullen links N. Korea's attack to leadership succession RIA Novosti 25 Nov 2010 -- A top U.S. military official linked the armed conflict between the two Koreas to the expected handing down of power in North Korea from Kim Jong-il to his son Kim Jong-un.
  • China Urges Restraint on Korean Peninsula VOA 25 Nov 2010 -- China again is calling for both Koreas to remain calm and exercise restraint, following an artillery exchange between the two sides earlier this week.
  • Kim Jong Il Gives Field Guidance to Mineral Water Processing Factory KCNA 24 Nov 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, provided field guidance to the newly built hard glass shop at the Taean Friendship Glass Factory and the Kangso Mineral Water Processing Factory.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 24 Nov 2010 -- One April day in Juche 87 (1998) General Secretary Kim Jong Il watched an apparatus for carving picture on stone developed in the country.
  • Statement Released by Spokesman of DPRK Foreign Ministry KCNA 24 Nov 2010 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Wednesday issued the following statement: "As already reported by the Supreme Command of the KPA, the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK on Nov. 23 took a decisive self-defensive measure to cope with the enemy's reckless military provocation of firing shells inside the territorial waters of the DPRK side around Yonphyong Islet in the West Sea of Korea. (...)"
  • Mullen Cites North Korea’s Unpredictability AFPS 24 Nov 2010 -- North Korea’s artillery assault on South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island yesterday is an issue of concern in a region that wants stability, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said today on ABC’s “The View” television show.
  • World Looks to China to Ease Korean Tensions VOA 24 Nov 2010 -- Countries around the world are voicing condemnation of North Korea's shelling of a South Korean island, and there is widespread concern about the latest news of Pyongyang's nuclear program. Analysts and officials say China, the North's main ally, needs to do more to pressure Pyongyang to change its behavior.
  • Four Dead in N. Korean Attack, U.S. Carrier Group Deploys AFPS 24 Nov 2010 -- South Korean officials announced that two of the four dead in the unprovoked attack by North Korea yesterday were civilians.
  • U.S. aircraft carrier to take part in joint drills with S. Korea RIA Novosti 24 Nov 2010 -- A U.S. naval task force led by the George Washington nuclear-powered aircraft carrier will join South Korean warships in naval exercises on November 28 - December 1, Yonhap news agency said Wednesday.
  • U.S. Seeking Diplomatic Solution To Korean Clash RFE/RL 24 Nov 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has told his South Korean counterpart that the United States stands "shoulder to shoulder" with it following the North's shelling of a South Korean island with the loss of four lives.
  • Taiwan condemns North Korean attack on South Korea CNA 24 Nov 2010 -- President Ma Ying-jeou denounced North Korea Wednesday over the artillery attack launched a day earlier against South Korea that resulted in at least two deaths.
  • Japan, S. Korea to strengthen ties following North's attack RIA Novosti 24 Nov 2010 -- Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak agreed on Wednesday to strengthen cooperation in the wake of a military skirmish between the two Koreas, Kyodo news agency said.
  • China urges both Koreas to talk RIA Novosti 24 Nov 2010 -- China on Wednesday expressed regret over the artillery exchange between North and South Korea and called on both countries to show restraint and start talks as soon as possible.
  • All quiet on Russian-N. Korean border — borderguards RIA Novosti 24 Nov 2010 -- A recent military skirmish between South and North Koreas has not affected the situation on the Russian - North Korean border, a spokesperson for the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said on Wednesday.
  • US Calls North Korean Artillery Strike Armistice Violation VOA 24 Nov 2010 -- The United States said Wednesday North Korea's lethal artillery strike on a South Korean island was premeditated and a violation of the 1953 Korean War armistice. But U.S. officials do not believe Pyongyang is preparing for an extended military campaign.
  • US, S. Korea Reply to Pyongyang Attack with New Military Exercises VOA 24 Nov 2010 -- After an exchange of artillery fire between the two Koreas, Seoul and Washington have announced a new joint military drill. South Korea also warns North Korea that any further aggression will bring enormous retaliation. The bodies of two men were found Wednesday on Yeonpyeong island, bringing the death toll to four from Tuesday's attack.
  • Stephen W. Bosworth - Remarks at the Imperial Hotel US Dept. of State 23 Nov 2010 -- Stephen W. Bosworth, Special Representative for North Korea Policy
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Pyongyang Medical College of Kim Il Sung Univ. KCNA 23 Nov 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to Pyongyang Medical College of Kim Il Sung University.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Newly Built Soy Sauce Shop at Ryongsong KCNA 23 Nov 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the newly built Soy Sauce Shop at the Ryongsong Foodstuff Factory.
  • KPA Supreme Command Issues Communique KCNA 23 Nov 2010 -- The Supreme Command of the Korean People's Army Tuesday released the following communique:
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 23 Nov 2010 -- President Kim Il Sung tested double cropping in the experimental fields belonging to his residence for years in his lifetime.
  • Mass Movement Propelling Building of Thriving Nation KCNA 23 Nov 2010 -- Thirty-five years has passed since the start of the Three-revolution Red Flag Movement in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Large, Minor Power Stations under Construction KCNA 23 Nov 2010 -- The construction of large and minor hydraulic power stations has made headway in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Obama Meets with Top Advisers on Korea Situation VOA 23 Nov 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama met Tuesday with his top advisers about the situation on the Korean peninsula, in the wake of North Korea's artillery attack on a South Korean island. Obama is expected to telephone South Korean President Lee Myung-bak to reiterate U.S. support for South Korea.
  • Gates Condemns Attack on South Korea AFPS 23 Nov 2010 -- Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today condemned the attack by North Korea on the small South Korean island of Yeonpyeong, according to Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell.
  • Stanford Scientist Who Toured N. Korea's Nuclear Facilities Gives Details of Trip VOA 23 Nov 2010 -- Tensions are high on the Korean Peninsula following an artillery exchange Tuesday between the two sides that left two South Korean marines dead. It was one of the most dramatic confrontations between the two sides since the Korean War ended in 1953. And it comes on the heels of a trip to North Korea by a team of top nuclear scientists, including Siegfried Hecker, the former director of Los Alamos National Laboratory. Hecker says North Korea is working on two new nuclear facilities, a water power reactor and a uranium enrichment plant. The latter is significant because it could produce enough highly enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon.
  • US Promises 'Measured, Unified' Response to North Korean Attack VOA 23 Nov 2010 -- The United States on Tuesday called North Korea's artillery attack on a South Korean island earlier in the day "outrageous," but said there will be no precipitous response. U.S. envoy for North Korea Stephen Bosworth is returning to Washington from Beijing after consultations with South Korean, Japanese and Chinese officials.
  • Pentagon Monitors Korean Situation With Concern AFPS 23 Nov 2010 -- The Defense Department affirmed its alliance with South Korea and is closely monitoring the situation on the Korean peninsula in the wake of today’s North Korean artillery attack on South Korea.
  • White House Condemns North Korean Attack AFPS 23 Nov 2010 -- The White House condemned today’s North Korean artillery attack against the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong.
  • Taiwan concerned about incident on Korean Peninsula CNA 23 Nov 2010 -- Taiwan is concerned about the situation on the Korean Peninsula after North and South Korean troops exchanged fire across the border earlier Tuesday.
  • North, South Korea fire artillery shells across western sea borders IRNA 23 Nov 2010 -- North Korea on Tuesday fired scores of rockets at South Korea’s big Yeonpyeong island, setting houses on fire and killing two Marines. South Korea returned fire, military officials said.
  • North Korea Artillery Hits South Korean Island RFE/RL 23 Nov 2010 -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak says he is trying to prevent a broader conflict breaking out following North Korea's artillery barrage on a populated island along the two states' disputed maritime border.
  • World condemns North Korea's attack on South RIA Novosti 23 Nov 2010 -- World powers condemned North Korea's deadly attack on a South Korean island on Tuesday, whilst Pyongyang said it had been responding to Seoul's aggression.
  • China urges resumption of talks on North Korean nuclear program RIA Novosti 23 Nov 2010 -- China wants to see a resumption of six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program, a spokesman for Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
  • Kim Jong-un - the mystery man set to rule North Korea RIA Novosti 23 Nov 2010 -- Kim Jong-un, son of and heir-apparent to North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, is one of the world's least well known national political figures. Even his exact date of birth is not known for sure, with North Korea first saying 1983, then 1982.
  • Condemning latest attack, UN chief urges calm on Korean peninsula UN News Centre 23 Nov 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for restraint after today’s artillery attack by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Yeongpyeong Island, located near its coastline in the Yellow Sea and belonging to the Republic of Korea (ROK).
  • Pentagon: No Plan for Military Response to North Korean Attack VOA 23 Nov 2010 -- A Pentagon spokesman said the U.S. military is not working on any specific response to North Korea's attack on a South Korean island Tuesday, but is consulting with South Korea's military about steps that could ease tensions rather than increase them. U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates was to speak to his South Korean counterpart to discuss the situation.
  • N. Korea Shells South Korean Island, Killing Troops VOA 23 Nov 2010 -- In the one of the most serious flare ups since the Korean War of the early 1950s, North and South Korea have exchanged artillery fire. At least two South Korean marines were killed and several others, and some civilians, were injured after North Korea shelled a small South Korean island.
  • Concern in Asia After North Korean Attack VOA 23 Nov 2010 -- Asian nations have called for calm after North Korea fired artillery shells on a South Korean island, causing the death of at least two marines and military retaliation from Seoul. Regional political analysts say the attack could be a strategic move by Pyongyang or possibly a sign of internal political wrangling.
  • China Calls for Talks, Stability on Korean Peninsula VOA 23 Nov 2010 -- China is calling for all sides to work toward "peace and stability" after North Korea shelled the homes of South Korean civilians. The Chinese Foreign Ministry also calls for new six-nation talks with North Korea, even though the United States has ruled that out for now.
  • US Envoy Bosworth Calls Nuclear Talks With China Useful, Complete VOA 23 Nov 2010 -- American envoy Stephen Bosworth says talks with Chinese officials about North Korea's nuclear program have determined that a multilateral approach to the issue remains essential.
  • North Korea launches attack on South Korean island RIA Novosti 23 Nov 2010 -- North Korea opened artillery fire at a South Korean island on Tuesday, killing one soldier and provoking a retaliatory attack from the South, Seoul's YTN television reported.
  • North, South Korea exchange artillery fire RIA Novosti 23 Nov 2010 -- North Korea launched artillery fire at a South Korean island on Tuesday, injuring four soldiers and provoking a retaliatory attack from the South, Seoul's YTN television reported.
  • b>North Korea Artillery Hits Homes on South Korean Island VOA 23 Nov 2010 -- South Korean officials say North Korea has fired dozens of artillery shells at a populated island near the two nations' border in the Yellow Sea.
  • US: No Reward for North Korean for 'Bad Behavior' VOA 22 Nov 2010 -- The United States said Monday that North Korea will derive no benefit from world powers for the apparent uranium enrichment program it revealed to an American scientist earlier this month. The Obama administration is consulting with parties to the stalled North Korea nuclear talks over the development.
  • S. Korea Could Seek Deployment of US Tactical Nuclear Weapons VOA 22 Nov 2010 -- South Korea's defense minister says his country may consider having U.S. tactical nuclear weapons deployed on its soil for the first time in 19 years.
  • North Korean Uranium Enrichment Revelation Causes Consternation RFE/RL 22 Nov 2010 -- Japan has called it totally unacceptable. South Korea has expressed "grave concern." These were the first reactions to the news that North Korea has built in secret a new facility for enriching uranium -- a step that could enhance Pyongyang's ability to produce nuclear bombs.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Fish Farm and Fish Breeding Ground KCNA 22 Nov 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the Ryongyon Seaside Fish Farm and the Ryongjong Fish Breeding Ground.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Duck Farm KCNA 22 Nov 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to the Ryongho Duck Farm.
  • Quality of Consumer Goods Improved KCNA 22 Nov 2010 -- Light industry factories of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have directed great efforts to improving the quality of consumer goods.
  • All Koreans Called upon to Achieve Great National Unity KCNA 22 Nov 2010 -- It is the consistent stand of the DPRK for national reunification to achieve great national unity.
  • North Korea uranium program developments not a crisis - U.S. envoy RIA Novosti 22 Nov 2010 -- New revelations on North Korea's uranium enrichment program are provocative, but not a full-fledged crisis, the U.S. special envoy for the secretive communist state said on Monday, regional media report.
  • Diplomats Hold Talks in Asia About N. Korea's Uranium Enrichment Program VOA 21 Nov 2010 -- U.S. diplomats, intelligence officers and other officials have rushed to Asia for consultations following North Korea's claim to have secretly constructed a uranium enrichment facility. Among the South Korean responses under discussion: bringing American nuclear weapons back into the country.
  • Mullen Calls North Korea’s Actions ‘Very Dangerous’ AFPS 21 Nov 2010 -- Revelations that North Korea has secretly built a large uranium enrichment facility validates long-standing concerns about that nation’s nuclear intentions and is a destabilizing force in the region, the top U.S. military officer said today.
  • US Official: North Korea Continues to Destabilize Region VOA 21 Nov 2010 -- The top U.S. military officer says reports that North Korea is expanding its nuclear activities indicate the reclusive nation is continuing on a path to destabilize the region.
  • Kim Jong Il Meets Participants of KPISF Activists Meeting KCNA 20 Nov 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il met and congratulated the participants in the meeting of activists of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces.
  • FM Spokesman Snubs Anti-DPRK "Resolution on Human Rights" KCNA 20 Nov 2010 -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Saturday gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA as regards the anti-DPRK "resolution on human rights" adopted at the Third Committee of the 65th UN General Assembly:
  • Korean People Proud of Making Revolution under Guidance of Leader KCNA 20 Nov 2010 -- Korea of Songun and the great pride and self-confidence of the Korean people would be unthinkable without General Secretary Kim Jong Il, illustrious commander of Mt. Paektu without parallel in thinking, leadership and trait, says Rodong Sinmun Saturday in a signed article.
  • North Korea may conduct new nuke test explosion RIA Novosti 18 Nov 2010 -- North Korea is likely to prepare a new underground nuclear test explosion.
  • South Korea Formally Declares End to Sunshine Policy VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- The South Korean Unification Ministry's annual report calls the Sunshine Policy of peaceful engagement with North Korea a failure.
  • UN General Assembly Committee Condemns Human Rights Abuses in N. Korea VOA 18 Nov 2010 -- The U.N. General Assembly committee that deals with human rights issues adopted separate resolutions condemning widespread human rights abuses in North Korea and Burma.
  • DPRK Sends Notice to S. Korea for Talks of Resuming Tour KCNA 18 Nov 2010 -- DPRK sent a notice to South Korea urging it again to hold the working talks discussing the issue of resuming the tour.
  • US Termed Wanton Disturber of World Peace KCNA 18 Nov 2010 -- The US has drastically increased military spending, built military bases in different parts of the world, and staged military exercises there, creating the danger of war.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Songun Politics KCNA 18 Nov 2010 -- The sovereignty of the country and peace cannot be achieved without frustrating the high-handed and arbitrary practices of the imperialists and their moves for aggression.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 18 Nov 2010 -- One day in January Juche 98 (2009), General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the pleasure ground in Mt. Ryongak.
  • Remarks of S. Korean Chief Executive KCNA 17 Nov 2010 -- ROK chief executive: Resumption of the six-party talks will be possible only when the north shows by action its will to abandon its nuclear program.
  • UN: Millions of North Koreans Continue to Face Food Shortages VOA 17 Nov 2010 -- The UN is warning of continued food shortages in North Korea where one-third of the population is not receiving adequate nutrition.
  • Settlement of Japan's Crimes Demanded KCNA 17 Nov 2010 -- The Japanese fabricated the Ulsa Five-Point Treaty and forced the Korean nation to serve as their colonial slave for nearly half a century.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects Industrial Establishments in Changsong KCNA 17 Nov 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il provided field guidance to various industrial establishments in Changsong County, North Phyongan Province.
  • Sanctions against DPR Korea biting UN News Centre 16 Nov 2010 -- Sanctions imposed by the Security Council on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea are having a substantial impact.
  • Millions in DPRK to face food shortages UN News Centre 16 Nov 2010 -- Two United Nations food agencies warned that about five million people living in the DPRK will continue to face food shortages.
  • KCNA on US Scenario for Invading DPRK KCNA 16 Nov 2010 -- A spokesman for the U.S. Defense Department declared recently that U.S.-south Korea joint military maneuvers would be staged.
  • KCNA on ROK Spying Case KCNA 16 Nov 2010 -- South Korea announced that a former member of the Committee for National Reunification conducted espionage acts at various directives from the north.
  • US Application of Double-Standard to Human Rights KCNA 16 Nov 2010 -- The U.S. styling itself an international human rights judge.
  • KCNA on Japanese Occupation of Korea KCNA 16 Nov 2010 -- The Korean Central News Agency issued a statement on Japan's military occupation and rule over Korea.
  • Rodong Sinmun on Stronger Driving Force of Songun Revolution KCNA 16 Nov 2010 -- A strong driving force of revolution with the People's Army as its main force has been built in the DPRK.
  • DPRK Statement on Cheonan Distributed KCNA 15 Nov 2010 -- The first installment of the statement issued by the inspection group of the DPRK National Defence Commission to disclose the truth behind the case was distributed as an official document of the UN Security Council.
  • KCNA and International Sanctions KCNA 15 Nov 2010 -- Sanctions and blockade are the methods of aggression persistently employed.
  • North Korean Defections Continue Amid Food Shortage VOA 15 Nov 2010 -- The South Korean government says that more than 10,000 North Koreans reached the South during the past three years.
  • Resumption of Tourism Urged KCNA 15 Nov 2010 -- The resumption of tourism is an urgent task which brooks no further delay as it is one of the important ways for improving the abnormal inter-Korean relations at present.
  • Implementation of Inter-Korean Joint Declarations Called for KCNA 14 Nov 2010 -- The June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration are landmarks of national reunification.
  • KCNA on US Policy KCNA 14 Nov 2010 -- The US is still dreaming of dominating the world by force and its wild ambition for the world domination are creating instability in its various parts.
  • Korean People Called on to Hold Higher Banner of Juche KCNA 14 Nov 2010 -- The revolutionary idea, the Juche idea founded by President Kim Il Sung is the unique guiding idea of the Workers' Party of Korea.
  • S. Korea Urged to Stand for Improved Inter-Korean Relations KCNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Now all Koreans at home and abroad unanimously desire detente on the Korean Peninsula and the improved north-south relations.
  • KCNA on Human Rights Protection KCNA 13 Nov 2010 -- Military invasion and threat to sovereign states are going on in the international arena.
  • Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit KCNA 12 Nov 2010 -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, inspected KPA Unit 3875 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment.
  • 29th Yun I Sang Concert Closes KCNA 12 Nov 2010 -- The 29th Yun I Sang concert was closed.
  • Landmark Decision Adopted in Wartime for Public Health KCNA 12 Nov 2010 -- Universal free medical care came into effect in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the period of the hard-fought war (June 1950-July 1953).
  • Koreans Called upon to Remain True to Songun Politics KCNA 12 Nov 2010 -- The Songun politics of the Workers' Party of Korea is patriotic politics reflecting the desire for independence and wishes of the Korean nation, says Rodong Sinmun Friday in a signed article.
  • Obama Calls On North Korea To Show 'Seriousness Of Purpose' RFE/RL 11 Nov 2010 -- U.S. President Barack Obama has today called on North Korea to show "seriousness of purpose" before the United States will agree to restart six-nation talks aimed at securing the North's nuclear disarmament.
  • Telephone Notice to Ministry of Unification of south Korea KCNA 11 Nov 2010 -- The General Guidance Bureau for the Development of Scenic Sports Thursday sent a telephone notice to the Ministry of Unification of south Korea urging it to urgently open the north-south authorities working talks on the resumption of tour.
  • Establishment of Juche Character in Cause of National Reunification Called for KCNA 11 Nov 2010 -- It is an intrinsic requirement and lifeline for accomplishing the cause of Korea's reunification to establish the Juche character, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.
  • Funeral Service for Jo Myong Rok Held KCNA 10 Nov 2010 -- A state funeral service for the late Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Jo Myong Rok, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, first vice-chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly, was solemnly held here Wednesday.
  • KCNA Brands US as Chieftain of Global Nuclear Threat and Proliferation KCNA 10 Nov 2010 -- The Arms Control Association of the United States in its recent "report" again listed the DPRK as "a dangerous state proliferating nuclear and missile technologies." Its executive director asserted that "north Korea continues violating international norms related to nuclear proliferation".
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 10 Nov 2010 -- One September day in Juche 60 (1971) General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited the Chongbong Bivouac.
  • Moscow, Seoul urge resumption of nuclear talks with Pyongyang RIA Novosti 10 Nov 2010 -- The Russian and South Korean presidents on Wednesday called for the resumption of six-party talks on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
  • Deep Condolences Expressed over Death of Jo Myong Rok KCNA 09 Nov 2010 -- Officials of the party, armed forces and power organs, ministries and national institutions, those in the fields of science, education, culture and arts and public health, servicepersons of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces and working people from all walks of life Tuesday visited the bier of Vice Marshal of the KPA Jo Myong Rok, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, first vice-chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly, to express deep condolences over his death.
  • Project for Reclaiming Punjiman Tideland Completed KCNA 09 Nov 2010 -- The project for reclaiming Punjiman Tideland in Ongjin County of South Hwanghae Province was completed.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 09 Nov 2010 -- One day in April Juche 43 (1954), President Kim Il Sung visited then Hwaam-ri, a mountain village in Jonchon County, Jagang Province.
  • IAEA Chief Calls on Iran, N. Korea to Dispel Concerns About Nuke Programs VOA 08 Nov 2010 -- The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, called on Iran and North Korea on Monday to dispel international concerns about their nuclear programs. Yukiya Amano told the U.N. General Assembly that both countries have failed to implement measures called for in resolutions from the U.N. nuclear agency and the U.N. Security Council.
  • UN: DPRK nuclear programme still of serious concern UN News Centre 08 Nov 2010 -- Head of the UN nuclear watchdog voiced concern over the nuclear programme of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
  • Inter-Korean Reconciliation and Cooperation Called for KCNA 08 Nov 2010 -- The reconciliation and cooperation between the north and the south of Korea are a prerequisite to promoting the national unity and bringing earlier the independent reunification, peace and prosperity.
  • Deep Condolences Expressed over Death of Jo Myong Rok KCNA 08 Nov 2010 -- Leading officials of the state and armed forces organs Monday visited the bier of Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Jo Myong Rok, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, first vice-chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK and deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly, to express deep condolences over his death.
  • Kim Jong Il Sends Wreath to Bier of Jo Myong Rok KCNA 08 Nov 2010 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, Monday sent a wreath to the bier of KPA Vice Marshal Jo Myong Rok, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee, first vice-chairman of the NDC of the DPRK and deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly, expressing deep condolences over his death.
  • Kim Jong Il Visits Bier of Jo Myong Rok KCNA 08 Nov 2010 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, Monday visited the bier of Jo Myong Rok, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and first vice-chairman of the NDC of the DPRK, to express deep condolences over his death.
  • Attempt to Evade Blame for Deteriorated Inter-Korean Relations Blasted KCNA 07 Nov 2010 -- Minister of Unification Hyon In Thaek and newly-appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Kim Song Hwan of south Korea have recently repeated such assertion that the north should be held responsible for what it has done in order to normalize the inter-Korean relations.
  • Global Independence and Development of S-S Cooperation Called for KCNA 07 Nov 2010 -- To make the whole world independent is the common cause of humankind, Rodong Sinmun Sunday says in a signed article.
  • S. Korean Authorities' Talk about "Principal Enemy" Censured KCNA 06 Nov 2010 -- The talk about the "principal enemy", a stumbling block lying in the way of reconciliation and unity, should never be allowed in the present era which calls for achieving reunification and prosperity by the concerted efforts of the Koreans as it is a leftover of the old era of confrontation.
  • DPRK Military Delegation Returns KCNA 06 Nov 2010 -- The DPRK military delegation led by Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Ri Yong Ho, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea and chief of the General Staff of the KPA, came back home on Saturday after visiting Cuba.
  • Li Changchun Meets Delegation of Rodong Sinmun KCNA 06 Nov 2010 -- Li Changchun, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, met and had a friendly talk with the delegation of Rodong Sinmun headed by its Editor-in-chief Kim Ki Ryong on a visit to China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday.
  • Jo Myong Rok Dies KCNA 06 Nov 2010 -- Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Jo Myong Rok, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, first vice-chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly, died of an inveterate heart disease at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 6, Juche 99 (2010) at the age of 82 to our sorrow.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Performance Given by Art Squad KCNA 06 Nov 2010 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, enjoyed a performance given by the art squad of the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys Art Performance Given by Employees of CBCK KCNA 06 Nov 2010 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, enjoyed a performance given by the art squad of the Central Broadcasting Committee of Korea on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Korean Central Broadcasting.
  • Reunion of Separated Families from North and South Closes KCNA 05 Nov 2010 -- The reunion of separated families and relatives from the north and the south of Korea that began at Mt. Kumgang Resort in the DPRK came to a close.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 05 Nov 2010 -- During a banquet celebrating the New Year Juche 63 (1974), President Kim Il Sung called a woman peasant by his side.
  • Displaying Might of Army-People Unity Called for KCNA 05 Nov 2010 -- The great army-people unity is an ever-victorious weapon of the DPRK holding the great illustrious commander of Songun in high esteem and an engine of bringing about leaping progress and innovation.
  • Revitalization of Inter-Korean Dialogue Called for KCNA 05 Nov 2010 -- Nowadays dialogue for cooperation in the field of humanitarianism is taking place between the north and the south amid the great attention of people at home and abroad. To positively preserve the atmosphere of dialogue provided with much effort is very important for improving the inter-Korean relations and achieving peace and independent reunification of the country.
  • Choe Yong Rim Meets Chinese Vice-Premier KCNA 04 Nov 2010 -- Choe Yong Rim, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and premier of the DPRK Cabinet, who is on an unofficial working visit to the northeastern region of China, met and had a talk with Zhang Dejiang, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the Communist Party of China and vice-premier of the State Council of China, in Changchun, Jilin Province on Nov. 3.
  • Talks between Military Delegations of DPRK and Cuba Held KCNA 04 Nov 2010 -- Talks between the military delegations of the DPRK and Cuba took place in Havana on Nov. 3.
  • Raul Castro Ruz Meets DPRK Military Delegation KCNA 04 Nov 2010 -- Raul Castro Ruz, second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, president of the Council of State and president of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, Wednesday met and had a talk with the DPRK military delegation led by Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Ri Yong Ho, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea and chief of the General Staff of the KPA, at the building of the Council of Ministers.
  • Foodstuff Factories Show Growth of Production KCNA 04 Nov 2010 -- The foodstuff output has been on the increase in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
  • Kim Jong Il Gives Field Guidance to Huichon Power Station KCNA 03 Nov 2010 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, gave field guidance to the construction site of the Huichon Power Station making a leap forward.
  • Reunion of Separated Families from North and South Continues KCNA 03 Nov 2010 -- The reunion of separated families and relatives from the north and the south is going on at Mt. Kumgang resort.
  • Foodstuff, Daily Necessities Production on Rise KCNA 03 Nov 2010 -- Workers and technicians of foodstuff and daily necessities industries have taken the lead in the effort for the improvement of the people's living after greeting the historic conference of the Workers' Party of Korea and the 65th anniversary of the WPK with increased production.
  • Story of Kim Jong Il KCNA 03 Nov 2010 -- One March day in Juche 98 (2009) General Secretary Kim Jong Il visited Ryongrim County, Jagang Province, early in the morning to go round the dam construction site of Huichon Power Station No. 1.
  • "Cheonan" Case Termed Most Hideous Conspiratorial Farce in History KCNA 02 Nov 2010 -- The inspection group of the National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Tuesday released the following first installment of a statement disclosing the truth behind the "Cheonan case":
  • Legends in Songun Era KCNA 02 Nov 2010 -- The Korean people, including the servicepersons, deeply revere General Secretary Kim Jong Il, eulogizing him as the savior of their destiny in many legends.
  • Guidelines for Triumph of Socialism KCNA 02 Nov 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il published a famous work, "Socialism Is a Science", on November 1, Juche 83 (1994)".
  • KCNA Refutes Groundless Accusations against DPRK over Its "Human Rights Issue" KCNA 02 Nov 2010 -- Hostile forces including the United States and Japan made malignant accusations against the DPRK over its "human rights issue" at the meeting of the Third Committee of the 65th session of the UN General Assembly.
  • Story of Kim Il Sung KCNA 02 Nov 2010 -- One day in early summer of Juche 23 (1934), the main unit of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army (KPRA) led by President Kim Il Sung reached Sandaohezi village on the way to Luozigou.
  • Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Observed KCNA 02 Nov 2010 -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il's work "Socialism Is a Science" serves as a highly important document to be always held fast to in carrying out the popular masses' cause of independence, the cause of socialism.
  • Kim Jong Il Enjoys "October Concert" KCNA 01 Nov 2010 -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, together with servicepersons of the Korean People's Army, enjoyed the closing performance of the "October concert" given by the Unhasu Orchestra.
  • Reunion of Separated Families from North and South Continues KCNA 01 Nov 2010 -- The reunion of separated families and relatives from the north and the south continued at the resort in Mt. Kumgang, a famous mountain of the Korean nation.
  • Song Reflecting Korean People's Feelings KCNA 01 Nov 2010 -- The song "Where Are You, Dear General?" is one of the masterpieces created by General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
  • Implementation of Inter-Korean Joint Declarations Urged KCNA 01 Nov 2010 -- It is the invariable stand and steadfast principle of the DPRK to improve the inter-Korean relations and pave the way for national reunification on the basis of the historic June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration. Rodong Sinmun Monday says this in a signed article.



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