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Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), received a reply message from Bashar Al-Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic, on September 14.

The Syrian president in the message extended thanks to

Kim Jong Un for having sent a good congratulatory message to him on his birthday.

He affirmed that the support from the DPRK and other friendly countries for the Syrian people serves as the factor to make Syria achieve success in the war against terrorism.

He wished Kim Jong Un good health and happiness and the friendly DPRK prosperity.

(KCNA - September 20, 2019)

By DPRK FM Roving Ambassador Kim Myong Gil

Kim Myong Gil, roving ambassador of the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, released the following statement on Friday:

I have read with keen interest the report that U.S. President Trump pointed to the injustice of applying the mode of "Libyan-style abandonment of nukes" to the DPRK and proposed a "new method" for the improvement of the DPRK-U.S. relations.

I, as the chief delegate of the DPRK side to the DPRK-U.S. working-level negotiations, would like to welcome the wise political decision of President Trump to approach the DPRK-U.S. relations from a more practical point of view now that a nasty trouble-maker who used to face everything out of his anachronistic way of thinking has disappeared from the U.S. administration.

If the former shilly-shallying U.S. administrations with a rigid way of thinking were still in power, an uncontrollable situation would doubtless be created on …

Commentary in Minju Joson

There was a test-fire of submarine-launched ballistic missile Trident-2 D-5 by the U.S. navy in waters off San Diego, California, some days ago.

The U.S. justified the test as something unavoidable, claiming that it was for the verification of its performance aimed at extending its lifespan.

The test-fire of the missile is a dangerous military act to maintain hegemony in the field of the strategic nuclear armed forces and realize its ambition for world supremacy.

The U.S. nature as a harasser of peace and stability was brought to light.

It is the invariable ambition of the U.S. to steadily bolster the nuclear force in quality and quantity and to put it to use, if necessary, to realize its criminal aim for world domination.

The U.S. frenzy for nuclear modernization gives the lie to its rhetoric about "denuclearized world" and "nuclear disarmament".

All the countries and nations should be vigilant against the U.S. stepping up the nuclear mod…


"Specified missing persons" have been found one after another in Japan, deriding the Japanese reactionaries who repeatedly got vocal about the "abduction issue."

The Police Agency recently announced that a man of Yamagata Prefecture origin who went missing in 1983, giving rise to a claim that "possible abduction by north Korea" can not be ruled out, was found dead in the country in April last year and a woman who was reported missing in 1990 was found safe in June this year.

In May and August the agency officially admitted that it "rules out the abduction possibility by the north" as the whereabouts of the residents who disappeared several decades ago were confirmed in the country.

As proved by the frequent release of statements by the police authorities, the "abduction issue" touted by the Japanese government is nothing but a clumsy charade which has no justification for being politicized and internationalized as it is just an…

By Ho Yong Min
Rodong Sinmun

The coteries of the "Liberal Korea Party" (LKP) of south Korea openly incite Japanism and tout without hesitation the phrase "Our Japan".

The LKP men have long resorted to pro-Japanese acts, enraging the whole nation.

Even now, the traitors are actively following Japan in its moves to launch reinvasion, yearning for the past when their ancestors lived in wealth and luxury in return for selling the dignity and interests of the nation.

They term the righteous anti-Japanese struggle of south Koreans of all social standings "neo-seclusionism", "impulsive agitation against Japan" and "reckless suicidal act", thus revealing their colors as traitors steeped in pro-Japanism to the marrow of their bones.

Chosun Ilbo which carried the picture of the flag of the rising sun over its title dating back to the period of the Japanese imperialists' colonial rule over Korea is also actively abetting acts of pro-Japanese…