Posts for Korea Readers

By Jong Hyon

Jong Hyon on Saturday made public the following article titled "Sanctions will never work on the DPRK":

The prestige of the DPRK advancing on the strength of self-reliance is drawing the worldwide attention.

At this time, the director of the CNA Institute of the United States said that sanctions will be futile in the future, too, not only at present in an article posted on website The Hill recently.

There he maintained that the U.S. conservative rulers must admit that their maximum pressure policy failed and sanctions will not make north Korea change its mind.

This can be viewed as a frank assessment of the U.S. sanctions and pressure that never work on the DPRK.

It seems that the U.S. has not yet been departed from its old way of thinking, when considering various statements from political circles in Washington D.C.

The U.S. is resorting to military acts hostile toward the DPRK on the one hand and on the other hand is calling for "more pressure and san…

By Jo Thaek Bom
Rodong Sinmun

The situation is getting serious in Hong Kong, China as demonstrations against the revision of the law there have assumed the tendency of opposing the social system and the government.

What matters is that the interference by the outside world is making the Hong Kong crisis more and more complicated.

Extremists, encouraged by this, are openly asserting the intervention in the crisis by the U.S. and other Western forces, chanting "Let's liberate Hong Kong" and other slogans.

It is the steadfast determination and will of the Chinese party and government to maintain the line of "one country and two systems" and defend the sovereignty, security and interests of the country.

The Chinese Party and government are holding fast to the principle of settling the crisis by way of maintaining prosperity and stability of Hong Kong, ensuring rights and freedom of inhabitants according to the basic law and handling hooligans through legal actions…

Commentary in Minju Joson

The south Korean authorities recently made public "2020-2024 mid-term defence plan".

Under the plan they would reportedly spend 271.2 billion USD for "defence budget", an 8.5% increase from "2019-2023 mid-term defence plan". They also touted that they set "strategic deterrence to cope with threats" from someone as a "top priority task for building up the armed forces" and decided to earmark 31.7 billion USD for it.

The wild military act of the south Korean authorities revealed before the world once again that they have no intention to implement the north-south agreement in the military field.

The publication of the arms buildup plan gave clarity to the true intention of the south Korean authorities.

It shows they remain unchanged in their wicked ambition to stand in military confrontation with the DPRK.

It is foolhardy for the south Korean authorities to think of standing in military confrontation with the DPR…

By DPRK FM Ri Yong Ho

Foreign Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Ri Yong Ho made public the following statement Friday:

U.S. State Secretary Pompeo, when interviewed by a U.S. newspaper Wednesday, said if north Korea does not set out to denuclearize itself, the U.S. will maintain the strongest sanctions in history to make it confirm that the denuclearization is the right way. (*Washington Examiner -KR)

Just as a saying goes "A crow never becomes whiter for often washing", he is the diehard toxin of the U.S. diplomacy.

On April 24 he cited what he called a "lane change" in an interview with the U.S. media only to be snubbed.

Nothing decent can be expected from Pompeo, a man subject to strong censure from many countries for adopting the most wicked methods of the Central Intelligence Agency as diplomatic means in every part of the world. But what arouses concerns is a string of senseless remarks made by the man heading the U.S. negoti…

By DPRK FM Spokesperson

A spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea made public a press statement on Friday in denunciation of the unfair move of national discrimination now being taken by the Japanese government against the Korean children resident in Japan:

KCTV (ko)
It is an extremely unequal and heinous move of national discrimination to exclude from the free-of-charge system the children of the Korean residents in Japan who discharge their consumption tax payment obligation exactly the way the Japanese people do.

This unfair discrimination by the Japanese reactionaries is a fascist act unprecedented in history, designed to throw all the Korean residents in Japan into the vortex of national chauvinism and obliterate by all means the nationality within the community of Korean residents in Japan.

This reality explicitly attests to the hypocrisy of the previous remarks occasionally made by the Japanese authorities …