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First Vice Foreign Minister of DPRK Flails Sophistry by U.S. Secretary of State

Choe Son Hui, First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on April 30, as regards the sophistry let loose by Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State concerning the issue of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula:

At an interview with CBS on April 24, Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, talked about so-called "change paths."

This is a foolish and dangerous idea designed to bring down our system at any cost even by resorting to the military means, as their maximum pressure and economic blockade are not working against us.

In his historic policy speech made at the First Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly, Comrade Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, articulated the stand that the United States needs to put aside the curren…

KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, April 30 (KCNA) -- The international community expresses full support and approval at the DPRK's principled stand on the inter-Korean relations and DPRK-U.S. relations clarified at the historic First Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's policy speech is a historic declaration for tackling the present grave situation affected by the moves of the U.S. and south Korean conservative forces in keeping with the unanimous aspirations and wishes of all the fellow countrymen, and herein lies the key to creating a new national history for peace and co-prosperity.

Now the whole nation strongly hopes that the north-south declarations are invariably adhered to true to the historic policy speech so that the situation of the Korean peninsula develops in a stable manner and the inter-Korean relations steadily improves.

Nevertheless, the south Korean conservative forces are intent on silly acts making a mess o…

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Maneuvers of the south Korean conservative forces are an obstacle to the improvement of the north-south relations, peace on the Korean peninsula and the accomplishment of the cause of reunification.

The south Korean conservative forces including the "Liberal Korea Party" (LKP) are making desperate efforts to turn the trend of favorably-developing situation back to confrontation, not pleased to see a new era of national reconciliation and unity, peace and prosperity offer itself.

The south Korean conservative forces revealed their hostility against the fellow countrymen in a frenzy of rage at the dramatic change made in the inter-Korean relations last year thanks to the DPRK's initiative and proactive efforts.

The LKP coteries became evermore desperate to throw a wet blanket over the atmosphere of the improvement of north-south relations and incite the sentiments of stifling the DPRK, making a clamor against the collapse of "security" and calling for "t…

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Pyongyang, April 30 (KCNA) -- Aerial tour by super-light planes operated by the Mirim Air Club in Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPRK, is popular among not only Koreans but also foreign tourists.

Since the start of the sight-seeing flight at the club in July Juche 105 (2016), more than 3 000 people have taken part in the flight and the club has been visited by at least 1 1300 people.

Hundreds of persons from China, Russia, Mongolia, Iraq, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Egypt, Australia and other countries enjoyed a bird's-eye view of Pyongyang by plane.


Tourists take planes named "Kkulbol (honey bee)" steered by women and men pilots in twenties and command a bird's-eye view of the Munsu Water Park, May Day Stadium, Tower of the Juche Idea, Mirae Scientists Street, Sci-tech Complex and Mangyongdae at an altitude of 300 meters.

The plane may make a shuttle flight to the West Sea Barrage and formation flight at requests. Passengers can tour Pyongyang by personal…

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Shedding new light on a geopolitical hot spot, the film — written and produced by John Maggio and narrated by Korean-American actor John Cho — confronts the myth of the “Forgotten War,” documenting the post-1953 conflict and global consequences.

AIR DATE 4/29/19


Source: PBS
1) https://www.tpt.org/korea-the-never-ending-war/video/korea-the-never-ending-war-wffemn/
2) https://www.pbs.org/weta/korea-never-ending-war/home-preview/

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Calling for a formal end of Korean war and acting for divided families reunification are in the House.

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Pyongyang, April 29 (KCNA) -- Premier Kim Jae Ryong, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and member of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, inspected different units of national economy, including the Sunchon Cement Complex and the Kumsong Tractor Factory.



Making rounds of the complex, the premier urged officials to properly organize operation for increasing the capabilities of building-materials production and give correct guidance over it, calling upon all the producers to strictly observe the technical rules and standard regulations in managing equipment in a responsible manner.

At the Kumsong Tractor Factory, he underlined the need to speed up the technical modernization for enhanced performance of rolling stocks, build up its own sci-tech forces through regular operation of sci-tech learning space, realize the integration of science and technology into production and thus add glory to…

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Peace lovers of Los Angeles gathered and sang "Our Wish Is Reunification" on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Reunification of the Korean Peninsula, signed on April 27, 2018, during the Inter-Korean Summit at Panmunjom, Korea.


LA Peace Hand in Hand

The song "Our Wish Is Reunification" has been all Korean treasure. Regardless of any differences, Koreans in the north, south and abroad sing the patriotic song hand in hand. Singing this song, they feel once again that the people in the north and the south are the fellow countrymen with their ardent desire and mind desirous of national concord pooling.

Here is another one:


Our Wish Is Reunification
By Natalie RevoltsPublished on Aug 20, 2018

The most sincerely cherished desire of the Korean people in both north and south today is for the independent reunification of their country. As images flow today in the media of the teary-eyed reunion participants embraci…

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Historic reunion
unfolding new era of DPRK-Russia Friendship

Supreme Leader of Our Party, State and Armed Foces
Comrade Kim Jong Un
Visit to Russian Federation

Juche 108(2019) April 24 - 27

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The Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the DPRK Saturday issued a memorandum dealing with the exploits of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un in opening up a new era of peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean peninsula on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Panmunjom north-south summit and the Panmunjom Declaration.

The memorandum said that Kim Jong Un unfolded a new chapter of the nation's history for reunification.

It went on:

In his New Year Address for Juche 107 (2018), he took the initiative of setting forth the courageous policy for a fundamental turn in the north-south ties for foiling the moves of the anti-reunification forces at home and abroad and making a breakthrough toward independent reunification.

He clarified important guidelines for weathering the difficulties lying in the way of national reunification including the issue of defusing acute military tension and creating a peaceful environment on the Korean peninsula, the issue …

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Sanctioned are not only peoples in the north Korea but also the US citizens in the north America. Following report shows this aspect subtly:

Delegation of Korean Medical Persons in U.S. Arrives

Pyongyang, April 27 (KCNA) -- A delegation of Korean medical persons in the U.S. led by Park Kee Bum arrived here on Saturday to take part in the 21st Pyongyang Symposium on Medical Science of Compatriots at Home and Abroad.
Is it a coincidence that both Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and Medical Doctor Park Kee Bum arrived in Pyongyang on the same day, moreover, on the first anniversary of Panmunjom Declaration of April 27?

Trio: Hong, Park, and Lee
The medical delegation became possible on the basis of humanitarian purpose because Trump has put high barriers against U.S. citizens wanting travel to the DPRK. Trump blocked most travelling to the north Korea purposes of most of the U.S. citizens. Wikipedia

A part of the latest captured image of Google news search result shows American's unnec…

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KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, April 27 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and the south Korean authorities keep pushing the situation of the Korean peninsula and the region to an undesirable phase, defying public criticism and opposition at home and abroad.

As known, the U.S. and the south Korean military war-like forces mull staging Alliance 19-2 exercises to replace Ulji Freedom Guardian in coming August, not content with holding Alliance 19-1 that replaced Key Resolve exercises in March.

This is a crude violation of the agreement reached at the historic north-south summit and the DPRK-U.S. summit and a provocative act to chill the hard-won atmosphere of peace on the Korean peninsula.

At the historic Singapore DPRK-U.S. summit the U.S. officially stated and declared before the world that it would suspend the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises which are regarded as a provocation by the DPRK during the period when the DPRK-U.S. dialogue is under way.

The south Korean authorities also welcomed…

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"Kim Jong-un is in the know of the details of the materials. He demonstrates quick reaction, knows everything inside out and has his own position. He looks to be a quite experienced, well-educated and very balanced leader," said Dmitry Peskov, Russian president's press secretary, on Sunday, Tass reported.


Russia acting in its home region when dealing with North Korea, unlike US - Kremlin https://t.co/4UmSPxIbfJpic.twitter.com/l3kYLq02IT — TASS (@tassagency_en) April 28, 2019
2019/04/28 Tass (en)
2019/04/29 Yonhap News (ko)

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Wife Hana (l) and husband Dong S Kim (r) at DMZ walking (on the southern part) hand in hand for reunification and peace. Retired prof. Kim looks healthy and sounds cheerful like those days when he travelled with his friends - all my imaginary mentors - from the USA to the DPRK and co-authored travelogue titled "Beyond Division" early 1980s.


Adorable Korean Americans grannies walking for peace in Korea. pic.twitter.com/OqwYuvXKmS — Christine Ahn (@christineahn) April 27, 2019

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Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Lays Wreath before Monument to Military Glory
Pyongyang, April 27 (KCNA)

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, laid a wreath before the Monument to Military Glory of the Pacific Sea Fleet on April 26.

Lined up in front of the monument were the guards of honor of the three services and the military band of the armed forces of the Russian Federation.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un laid the wreath and paid a silent tribute before the monument.

Written on the ribbons of the wreath were letters "To the heroic soldiers fallen in the battle for the fatherland. Kim Jong Un".

At the end of the wreath-laying, the national anthem was played to be followed by the march-past of the guards of honor.

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Yonhap News (ko)

Eternal Flame (English subtitle)

Relevant news story in Koreainforum

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President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin Hosts Banquet in Welcome of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un
Pyongyang, April 26 (KCNA)

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, president of the Russian Federation, hosted a grand banquet Thursday in welcome of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

Present there on invitation were Kim Phyong Hae and O Su Yong, vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Ri Yong Ho, foreign minister, Army General Ri Yong Gil, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, Choe Son Hui, first vice foreign minister, and other officials accompanying Kim Jong Un and suite members.

Also present there on invitation were Kim Hyong Jun, DPRK ambassador to the Russian Federation, and Jo Sok Chol, DPRK consul general in Vladivostok, and members of the consulate general.

Present there from the Russian side were Sergei Lavrov, foreign minister, Yuri Trutnev, deputy prime minister and presidential envoy to the Far East Federal Region, Dmitri Peskov, deput…

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Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Holds Talks with President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Pyongyang, April 26 (KCNA)

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un had talks with Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, president of the Russian Federation, on April 25.

Present at the talks from the DPRK side were Ri Yong Ho, foreign minister, and Choe Son Hui, first vice foreign minister, and from the Russian side were Sergei Lavrov, foreign minister, Yuri Trutnev, deputy prime minister and presidential envoy to the Far East Federal Region, Dmitri Peskov, deputy head of the Presidential Administration and president's press secretary, Yuri Ushakov, assistant to the president's foreign policy, Yevgeni Ditrih, minister of Railways, Alexandr Kozlov, minister of Development of the Far East and Arctic, Anatoli Yanovski, vice-minister of Energy, Oleg Belozerov, president of the Russian Railways Company, and Alexandr Matsegora, Russian ambassador to the DPRK.

At the talks, President Putin expressed deep thanks to Supreme L…

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Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Meets President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin
Pyongyang, April 26 (KCNA)

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, met with Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, president of the Russian Federation, on April 25.

The national flags of the two countries were standing and the guards of honor of the three services of the armed forces of the Russian Federation lined up outside the building of Far Eastern Federal University on Russky Island in the city of Vladivostok, the place for the historic meeting between the two supreme leaders.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un was warmly greeted by President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin.

The Supreme Leader had the emotion-charged first meeting with the Russian president, exchanging greetings.

President Putin welcomed the first Russia visit paid by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un to boost the long-standing friendship between the two countries.

They had a meaningful photo session agains…

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Self-reliance, motive power for victory of socialist Korea

By KCNA

The people in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea are never afraid of the hostile forces' harsh sanctions and pressure intended to block the country's victorious advance and development, as they have the spirit of self-reliance, the tradition of struggle and the motive power of victory.


In the period of the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle for Korea’s liberation, the Korean revolutionaries, with the stand that one is responsible for one’s own destiny, wrested weapons from the enemy and manufactured "Yongil bombs" by their own efforts without state-backing home front to defeat the imperialist aggressors of Japan which styled itself "the leader of Asia".

The revolutionary spirit of self-reliance created during the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle became the tradition and spirit of struggle for the Korean people, opening up a new era that thing is created out of nothing.

Wh…

CPRC Spokesman Warns S. Korean Authorities against Acts of Perfidy

Pyongyang, April 25 (KCNA) -- The south Korean military kicked off a provocative combined aerial drill with the U.S. forces against its dialogue partner DPRK on April 22, with the involvement of a number of warplanes like F-15K, KF-16, F-16.

A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country (CPRC) of the DPRK in a strongly-worded statement Thursday blasted the drill as an outright challenge to the historic April 27 Panmunjom Declaration and the September Pyongyang Joint Declaration reflecting the unanimous will of the entire nation for peace and prosperity of the Korean peninsula, and an open violation of the agreement on the military field in which the north and the south committed to make joint efforts for the ease of military tension and removal of hostility.

The statement continued:

The acts of perfidy on the part of the south Korean authorities have greatly disappointed us, as they, far fr…

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Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Arrives at Vladivostok, Russian Federation
Pyongyang, April 25 (KCNA)

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, arrived at Vladivostok, the Russian Federation on Wednesday.

At 18:00 local time, a private train with Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un aboard pulled in at the railway station.

He was greeted at the railway station by Minister of Development of the Far East and Arctic of Russia Alexandr Kozlov, Vice Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov, Governor of Maritime Territory Oleg Kozhemyako and Russian Ambassador to the DPRK Alexandr Matsegora.

There was a ceremony for welcoming the visit to the Russian Federation by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

When he came forward to the square of the railway station, the chief of the guard of honor of the three services of the armed forces of the Russian Federation made a we…

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Top leaders of the DPRK and Russia waiting for their meeting, farmers of the south Korea are waiting for their event:

Ceremony Sending Reunification Tractors to the North, April 26, 2018, in front of the US Embassy in Seoul - just a day before the first anniversary of the Panmunjom Declaration signed by top leaders of the north and the south.

Their plan is to drive the tractors across the Dimilitarized Zone and meet the north Korean farmers.

Teaser: April 26, Reunification Tractors Ceremony April 26, 2018
Poster by General Federation of National Farmers Associations

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Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Leaves for Russian Federation

Pyongyang, April 24 (KCNA)

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the armed forces of the DPRK, left here by a private train at dawn on Wednesday to visit the Russian Federation.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un was accompanied by Kim Phyong Hae and O Su Yong, members of the Political Bureau and vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), Ri Yong Ho, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and foreign minister, Army General Ri Yong Gil, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, Choe Son Hui, member of the State Affairs Commission (SAC) of the DPRK and first vice foreign minister, and members of the C.C., WPK and the SAC.

He was seen off by Choe Ryong Hae and Pak Pong Ju, members of…

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un to Visit Russian Federation

Pyongyang, April 23 (KCNA)

Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Armed Forces of the DPRK, will soon pay a visit to the Russian Federation at the invitation of H.E. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, president of the Russian Federation.

They will have talks during the visit.

조영건 교수님 인터뷰, 4.19혁명의 삶은 영원하리! https://t.co/weYk5RFBor— kumpyol (@kumpyol) April 21, 2019

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Answer by First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of DPRK
Pyongyang, April 20 (KCNA) -- Choe Son Hui, first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), gave the following answer to the question raised by KCNA on April 20, in the light of the fact that John Bolton, national security adviser of the White House, gave himself airs with his own remarks on the 3rd round of DPRK-U.S. summit:

Bolton, national security adviser of the White House, in an interview with Bloomberg on April 17, showed above himself by saying such a nonsense that the U.S. needs to see a real indication from north Korea that it has made a strategic decision of giving up its nuclear weapons before the 3rd DPRK-U.S. summit and that it should be ready to discuss what President Trump talked on a "Big Deal".

As it was before, we have never expected that adviser Bolton would ever make a reasonable remark. For all that, if he is a White House national security adviser, h…

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How the south Korean gov’t actively worked with the US military to exploit and abuse sex workers: a thread.

https://t.co/spPT3yv0Yj — Nodutdol | 노둣돌 (@nodutdol) April 19, 2019

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Today marks the 59th anniversary of April 19 Popular Uprising.


《Azalea》
This song always sounds like a requiem to my ears. Why? An old article in the portal Uriminzokkiri may explain the reason. It reads as follows:
It is the desire of the south Korean people to live in a democratic society free from outside forces and fascist dictatorship.

The south Korean people waged a strenuous struggle against the U.S. military occupation and colonial rule and traitor Syngman Rhee's dictatorial rule. Their anti-U.S., anti-dictatorship struggle for independence and democracy reached the climax with the popular uprising in April, 1960 as a momentum.

The Syngman Rhee dictatorial regime was overthrown by the ardent desire of the south Koreans for independence, democracy and national reunification and their persevering resistance.

The U.S., however, instigated Park Chung-Hee, another lackey of the U.S. and military fascist gangster, to stage a military coup in a bid to bring the crisis of its coloni…

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Guides Test-Fire of New-Type Tactical Guided Weapon

Pyongyang, April 18 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Armed Forces of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, supervised and guided a test-fire of a new-type tactical guided weapon conducted by the Academy of Defence Science on Wednesday.

Looking round the new-type tactical guided weapon, Kim Jong Un was told by officials concerned of the Academy of Defence Science about the formation of the weapon system and its operation mode.

Saying that the completion of the development of the weapon system serves as an event of very weighty significance in increasing the combat power of the People's Army, he noted that it is a very good thing that the field of national defence science has waged a dynamic struggle for attaining core research goals set forth by…

I believe a peace agreement between North and South Korea is the best path for American security and for the security of the region. The United States should continue diplomatic efforts with North Korea, and support the people of South Korea as they seek to end the conflict. pic.twitter.com/l1Nk8hzrf8— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) April 18, 2019

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At Vladimir Putin's invitation, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un will pay a visit to the Russian Federation in the second half of April, the Kremlin announced Thursday, April 18th, through its website.

As the meeting is in the preparatory stage, so the exact date, time and place are not known, Dmitry Peskov, president's press secretary, told to reporters.

The summit scheduling options were under discussion in 2018, including a meeting on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok in September 2018 but the parties were unable to arrange Putin-Kim meeting at the time. However, Russian authorities have stated on many occasions they are ready to welcome the DPRK leader at any time convenient for him. TASS

According to Yonhap News, speculation has been rising that the two leaders would hold their first summit in Russia's Far East city of Vladivostok next week when Putin…

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ANSWER
By Kwon Jong Gun
Director General of American Affairs Department
MFA of the DPRK

Kwon Jong Gun, director general of the Department of American Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, gave the following answer to a question raised by the KCNA on Thursday as regards the fact that Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of the State, is letting loose reckless remarks and sophism of all kinds against us every day:

In his historic policy speech at the First Session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly, Comrade Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, has clarified the principled stand on the DPRK-U.S. relations and settlement of the nuclear issue and said he would wait in patience till the end of this year to see whether the United States makes a courageous decision or not.

Everyone has a clear interpretation of his speech which says that the U.S. should change its way of calculat…

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Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un Guides Flight Drill of Unit 1017 of KPA Air and Anti-Aircraft Force


Pyongyang, April 17 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and supreme commander of the Armed Forces of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Tuesday guided the flight drill of the combat pilots of Unit 1017 of the Air and Anti-aircraft Force of the Korean People's Army.

Noting that while passing by the unit he abruptly dropped in at the unit in order to learn about the flight drill of a pursuit assault plane group, Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un said it is important to make a sudden inspection of the regular readiness of unit as a fight of the air and anti-aircraft field is waged without previous notice.

He issued an order for pilots of the pursuit assault planes on duty for combat to take off and perform difficult and complicated air combat actions.

Seeing the prac…

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Amid reports of a possible summit between Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin in the near future, the following article may be good for answering to questions about the moving direction of the DPRK-Russia relations:

Our Friendship Is Forever
DPRK-Russia Friendly and Cooperative Relations Developing for Long

By Ri Chol Hyok
March 22, 2019
Rodong Sinmun (en)

March 17 marked the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of the DPRK-Russia Agreement on Economic and Cultural Cooperation. On this occasion the peoples of the DPRK and Russia looked back with deep emotions on the history of their friendship which has developed age after age and generation after generation on the basis of the spirit of respect for sovereignty, equality and cooperation.

President Kim Il Sung paid the first official visit to the Soviet Union in 1949 and concluded the agreement, the first of its kind in the history of the DPRK and Russia.

70 years have passed since then. It has so far been proved positively that the friendl…