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DPRK-China ties enter a new great era

By Choe Yong Nam
The Pyongtang Times

The DPRK-China friendship with a long history and tradition has greeted a new great era.

A continuation of several rounds of DPRK-China summit meeting in recent years, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the DPRK last week fully demonstrated to the world the immutability and invincibility of the bilateral friendship.

Five rounds of summit meeting and talks between the leaders of the DPRK and China in a little over a year were so exceptional to be claimed to be unprecedented in the history of the two countries.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un accorded cordial hospitality to the Chinese President beyond international diplomatic customs, from the reception at the airport to send-off.

The warm hospitality, which reminded viewers of the reception of the DPRK leader foreign media described as a “reception of emperor” during his China tour, clearly showed the unusual friendship between the leaders of the two countries and the true features of bilateral re…

Wang Yang expresses readiness to promote China-DPRK relations

Pyongyang, June 30 (KCNA) -- The delegation of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of Korea headed by Presidium Member Kim Wan Su, which is on a visit to China, met with Wang Yang, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, in Beijing on June 28.

Wang Yang said that the China-DPRK friendship is a common asset of both sides which the leaders of the elder generation of the two countries provided and developed, expressing the readiness to creditably put into practice the important common understanding of the top leaders of the two countries and to promote the development of the bilateral relations.

He sincerely wished the Korean people greater success in carrying out the new strategic line of the Workers' Party of Korea under the wise leadership of Chairman Kim Jong Un.

Present there were Ji Jae Ryong, DPRK ambassador to China; Xia Baolong, vice-chairman and concurrently secretary general of the Na…

Trump's dubious outreach to north Korea

By Stephen Lendman

US relations with other countries, especially sovereign independent ones it doesn't control, are long on unacceptable demands, woefully short on seeking cooperative relations.

Two summits between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to improve bilateral relations.

They featured one-sided unacceptable US demands in return for empty promises -- how Washington always deals with nations it wants transformed into vassal states.

The Trump regime wants a North Korean client state bordering China. Its hardliners want the DPRK rendered defenseless by eliminating its nuclear deterrent and ballistic missiles.

According to John Bolton earlier,

"(w)e have very much in mind the Libya model from 2003, 2004. There are obviously differences. The Libyan program was much smaller, but that was basically the agreement that we made."
In 2011, US-led aggression raped and destroyed the country, Gaddafi sodomized to death, a fate Kim understands, wanting a similar…

Coercive détente with Japan goes against public will

By Song Jong Ho
The Pyongtang Times

South Korea is now attempting to improve relations with Japan.

The south Korean chief executive, at a get-together with social and political veterans and on other public occasions, referred to the need to establish good relations with Japan on the occasion of the enthronement of the new Japanese king, saying he could seize an opportunity if he held talks with Japanese prime minister Abe at the G-20 summit.

He appointed a personage known as the top expert in diplomacy with Japan as first vice-minister of Foreign Affairs.

Meanwhile, a senior official of the Blue House said that he does not agree with the assertion that the relationship with Japan has reached a record low and the government is working hard to find a way to improved bilateral relations even at this moment.

Defence minister Jong Kyong Du told the Japanese counterpart that he would do his best to prevent the recurrence of such incidents as the recent use of firing control radar by its ve…

Schemers to stage joint military exercise

By Choe Yong Nam
The Pyongtang Times

After tentatively deciding last April to stage a drill between August 11 and 20 in place of the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercise, they have declared on several occasions that the drill would be staged as scheduled.

Shortly ago, the acting defence secretary of the US opened to the public a decision to conduct the drill according to the plan at the talks with south Korean defence minister Jong Kyong Du, saying that they are now fully ready to cope with all military acts of north Korea against stability.

At present, the US and south Korean authorities are loudly advertising that the drill is the first verification for the transfer of wartime operations control and the low-intensity exercise.

It is said that the deputy commander of the south Korea-US Combined Forces Command and the commander of the US forces in south Korea will respectively assume duties as the temporary commander and deputy commander in the drill. A team for verifying th…

The "Jobo" hundreds of years old

By O Mun Il
Rodong Sinmun - June 30, 2019

The embryo paper "Jobo" (Morning News - poster) was issued in the 16th century when the feudal Joson dynasty ruled.

It was also called "Kibyolji". It was mostly printed in type, brought out and distributed.

Information on the king's approval, changes in government organizations, transferences of public officials to another posts, the king's management of state affairs, the date of the government service examination, the behaviors of the Court, etc was carried in the paper.

It also dealt with the reports from the national government departments and provincial governors, vassals' appeals to the king, the official commendation of loyal retainers and virtuous women and data on diplomatic and military affairs, plus the provincial farming conditions, weather forecasts, fire accidents, heavy rain damages and other natural disasters.

The "Jobo" was published almost every day for hundreds of years on end to ex…

DPRK celebrates 3rd anniversary of Kim Jong Un as chairman

A national meeting took place at the People's Palace of Culture on Friday to mark the 3rd anniversary of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's election as chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

It was attended by Choe Ryong Hae, Pak Pong Ju, Kim Jae Ryong and senior officials of the Party and the government, officials of the Party Central Committee and leading officials of armed forces organs and officials of the Cabinet, working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions, servicepersons of the Korean People's Army and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, officials and persons of distinguished services of institutions, factories and enterprises in Pyongyang.

Choe Ryong Hae, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, first vice-chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK and president of the Presidium of the Supreme People…

"Liberal Korea Party" is doomed to ruin

KCNA - June 29, 2019

Inter-factional contradiction and conflict are escalating within the "Liberal Korea Party" (LKP), a party of conservative traitors of south Korea.

Its representative Hwang Kyo An is mulling purging pro-Park factions, while calling for "party renovation". Now he is handling every work himself with the "elders" excluded.

The pro-Park factions enraged at the "perfidious act" of Hwang, a man who was seated as the representative with their backing, are showing the sign of group secession from the party, complaining that "latecomers are to drive out the owner" and "for whom the party is".

Disruption is the natural end to be met by the "Liberal Korea Party", a dreg of history.

The commonality of ideal is out of argument for the LKP which is just a collection of human rejects leaving no means untried to meet their political greed, political seasonal birds inhabiting here and there and ill-fa…

Kim Jong Un works indicating way for economic construction

Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un advanced scientific and revolutionary line and policies for augmenting the might of the self-supporting economy under socialism during his leadership of the revolution and construction in the new era of the Juche revolution.

Indicating the goals and tasks for new year to be fulfilled by the Workers' Party of Korea, the state and people in his new year addresses every year, he provided important guidelines for effecting a turn in the economic work of the country.

In Juche 101(2012), the first year of the new century of Juche, he authored works like "On Some Tasks for Effecting a Turn in Economic Work", "We Must Put the Production and Construction on Scientific Footing by Applying the Idea of Attaching Importance to Science and Technology" and "On Eliminating the Inclination to Imports".

Enshrined in the works are the idea of improving economic work, settling the issue of people's living and providing them with an affluent…

Peerlessly great man displaying dignity of DPRK


It has been three years since Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un was elected as chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on June 29, Juche 105 (2016).

With his election to the top post of the state representing all the Korean people and guiding the overall affairs of the country, the power of the DPRK was further strengthened into a mighty political weapon for the building of a powerful country and the socialist cause of Juche could advance dynamically.

Kim Jong Un made it sure that President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il were held in high esteem as the eternal heads of the DPRK and steady continuity was given to their sacred history of state building.

Under his wise guidance, a work has been pushed ahead to put the national economy on a Juche, modern, IT and scientific basis and new spirits and speeds of the era like the spirit of Kangwon Province and the Mallima speed were created and a new history of gold mountains, gold field…

Breast Tumour Institute of Pyongyang Maternity Hospital

In the DPRK, the State is fully responsible for its citizens' life and health.

The advantages of its socialist health system can be felt through the Breast Tumour Institute of the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital offering advanced medical service.

The institute has ultramodern equipment and facilities needed to conduct checkup and treatment and research into the breast diseases as well as treatment rooms and sick wards. And all kinds of medicines for its medical service are provided by the State.

What is noticeable is the fact that ordinary women get medical checkup and treatment at this modern institute free of charges.

The institute established a system of examining on a regular basis women's mastopathy at hospitals and clinics across the country in March and September every year.

Meanwhile, it conducts field service at factories, where numbers of women are working, to detect breast diseases at early stage and prevent them and ensures consultative meeting, lecture and training …

DPRK led by Kim Jong Un will be prosperous forever

Rodong Sinmun - June 29. 2019

Today is the 3rd anniversary of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un's election as chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK.

Kim Jong Un's election as chairman of the SAC of the DPRK was a political event of weighty significance for prosperity of the socialist country and the revolutionary cause of Juche.

Since his election as chairman of the SAC of the DPRK, he has wisely led the DPRK to victory and glory through guidance in all the state affairs.

Kim Jong Un is the peerless statesman as he performed great patriotic exploits beyond the imagination of other state leaders in a matter of three years.

His idea and line that indicated a shortcut to a powerful and prosperous country based on the correct analysis of the developing times and the trend of the situation serve as the banner of sure victory to bring earlier the accomplishment of the cause of socialism for their scientific accuracy, truthfulness, attraction and vitality.

The amazing…

SPA delegation leaves for Russia

A delegation of the Supreme People's Assembly (SPA) of the DPRK headed by Vice-Chairwoman Pak Kum Hui left here on Friday to attend the second international forum on the development of parliamentary system to be held in Russia.

Text: KCNA - June 28, 2019

Photo: Russian Embassy in the DPRK (facebook)

Revelation of Japan's unchangeable ambition for reinvasion

By Ri Kyong Su
Rodong Sinmun - June 28, 2019

Shortly ago, Japan allowed the deployment of another RC-135S of the U.S. air force in Kaneda U.S. air force base under the groundless pretext of bolstering surveillance to cope with the DPRK's "threat", and thereby the U.S. air force base came to have two RC-135Ss.

Japan is also trying to independently possess an early warning satellite.

Such moves are the manifestation of the Japanese reactionaries' persistent and vicious ambition for reinvasion that remains unchanged even today as they were originated in an ill-boding scheme for an active information warfare against the DPRK.

Japan's information warfare is the prelude to reinvasion, adding Japan's addiction to reinforcing the information warfare hints that it works hard to bring earlier the moment of reinvasion.

The successive Japanese reactionary ruling quarters have run amuck for a military giant and reinvasion, talking about "threat from north…

Japan's invariable ambition for reinvasion blasted

Who is paecebreaker in the region?
KCNA - June 28, 2019

Japan has become all the more bigoted in its acts against the trend in the region.

Recently the Japanese government allowed the additional deployment of the U.S. RC-135S in a U.S. military base in Japan under the pretext of reinforced monitoring against "missile threats from north Korea". It is now mulling the independent possession of an early warning satellite.

This clearly points to Japan's invariable ambition for reinvasion.

The international community is speaking highly of the pro-active efforts made by the DPRK to turn around the situation on the Korean peninsula and the region inching close to a war to dialogue and reconciliation.

But the Japanese reactionaries have gone wretched enough to draw derision with their push for militarization, backed by a string of rhetoric about "threat". It is none other than Japan that harasses and destroys regional peace.

Japan that earned the ill fame …

KCNA commentary urges US, s. Korean authorities to stop planned joint military exercises

Harmful acts should be stopped at once
By KCNA - June 28, 2019

The U.S. and the south Korean authorities have become intent on the preparations for joint military exercises Alliance 19-2 which they agreed to hold this coming August.

In April they made a tentative decision to hold Alliance 19-2 from August 11 to 20 to replace Ulji Freedom Guardian.

Now they build up the public opinion to justify the exercises after making them an established one.

As part of the moves, the acting U.S. Defense secretary during his recent visit to south Korea had talks with the south Korean Defense minister where he announced to go ahead with Alliance 19-2 as scheduled, claiming "south Korea and the U.S. are ready to counter any act of the north disturbing stability."

This indicates their sinister intention to proceed with the exercises in defiance of the repeated warnings from the DPRK. This, therefore, amounts to a wanton challenge to the desire and expectation of all the Koreans …

Ensure unconditional security of DPRK, Putin says

(KAR) -- On the eve of the G20 summit, President of Russia Vladimir Putin spoke with The Financial Times editor Lionel Barber and Moscow Bureau chief Henry Foy in Kremlin.

Answering to the questions raised by the FT editor in regard to the issue surrounding the DPRK, the Russian president partly said, "What we should be talking about is not how to make North Korea disarm, but how to ensure the unconditional security of North Korea and how to make any country, including North Korea, feel safe and protected by international law that is strictly honoured by all members of the international community. This is what we should be thinking about."

And he concluded, "We must respect North Korea’s legitimate security concerns. We must show it respect, and we must find a way of ensuring its security that will satisfy North Korea. If we do this, the situation may take a turn nobody can imagine today."

The followings are TASS report on the presidential interview:

Press Review: …

DPRK measures US approaching time with stopwatch

Director-General of Department of American Affairs of DPRK Foreign Ministry issues statement

Kwon Jong Gun, director-general of the Department of American Affairs of the DPRK Foreign Ministry, released the following statement on Thursday:

The United States is now talking much about the DPRK-U.S. dialogue, but in reality, it is becoming more and more desperate in its hostile acts against the DPRK.

The DPRK-U.S. dialogue would not open by itself though the U.S. repeatedly talks about resumption of dialogue like a parrot without considering any realistic proposal that would fully conform with the interests of both sides.

As Comrade Chairman of the State Affairs Commission has already declared in his historic Policy Speech, the U.S. should come out to the table for the DPRK-U.S. dialogue with a correct method of calculation and the time limit is until the end of this year.

Even though we are to think of holding a dialogue with the U.S., we need first to see a proper approach towards the …

Friends bound by battle against foreign aggressors

Anniversary of diplomatic relations between DPRK and Laos marked in Laos

Pyongyang, June 27 (KCNA) -- A lecture was hosted by the Laotian Foreign Ministry in Vientiane on June 20 to mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the DPRK and Laos.

Attending the event were personages of the Laotian Foreign Ministry, the Committee for External Affairs of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and other units and the DPRK ambassador to Laos and staff members of his embassy.

Prior to the lecture, the chief of the diplomatic institute of the Laotian Foreign Ministry in a speech said that the exchange and cooperation between the two countries have proceeded in high gear for several decades since the establishment of diplomatic relations despite the complicated international situation, expressing the expectation that the relations would further expand in the future.

Related story: Laos, DPRK diplomats confident of strengthening longstanding ties Xinhua - J…

Quality Cosmetics Produced in DPRK

Rapid development has been made in the cosmetics industry of the DPRK. Now, various cosmetics with different functions are produced in the country.

Such development is attributable to the wise guidance of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

In their lifetime President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il paid deep attention to solving the cosmetics problem.

In order to carry their intention into practice, the Supreme Leader has worked heart and soul for its solution.

He visited the Pyongyang Cosmetics Factory in February Juche 104 (2015) to take a measure to remodel the factory on a modern basis. Two years later, he came to the factory again and gave precious teachings that quality cosmetics with world competitiveness should be produced on a larger quantity for the people.

He visited the Sinuiju Cosmetics Factory in June 2018 and underlined the need for the factory to intensify the research for improving the quality of products and increasing their variety in conformity with the characteristi…

DPRK all-out onward campaign

By Rodong Sinmun - June 27, 2019

This year is a crucial one in attaining the goals of the five-year strategy for national economic development.

It is the intention of the Workers' Party of Korea to successfully attain the goals by putting spurs to the grand march for economic construction under the uplifted banner of self-reliance.

The goals are aimed to pep up overall national economy and ensure the balance between the economic sectors so as to lay foundation for sustainable development of the country's economy.

Since the 7th Congress of the WPK, the Korean people have waged an all-out onward campaign for attainment of the goals of the five-year strategy for national economic development.

Let us defend the Party by attaining the goals of the five-year strategy for national economic development. This should be our firm creed at present.

Whether to attain the goals or not is an important political undertaking for clearly proving the validity and vitality of the Party …

DPRK FM spokesperson condemns US hostile acts

A spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea released the following statement on Wednesday:

We now see an unusual move of the United States whereby it gets ever more undisguised in its hostility towards us.

Recently, the U.S. viciously slandered the DPRK in its "Trafficking in Persons Report" and "International Religious Freedom Report", both of which are based on all kinds of falsehoods and fabrications, and it also decided to continue for another one year the "National Emergency" that calls for defining us as its enemy and imposing further sanctions.

The U.S. State Secretary Pompeo especially made reckless remarks when asked in a press conference about a possibility of the DPRK-U.S. working-level talks that it is important for everyone to remember that today some 80-plus percent of the North Korean economy is sanctioned, and he let loose a sophistry as if the sanctions are rendering the bilateral talks possib…

Trump fails because of his overconfidence: Süddeutsche Zeitung

The US President despises diplomacy. He wants the big deal at any price. But when dealing with Iran and North Korea, he has no chance by the end of his presidential term. The Süddeutsche Zeitung said this in a commentary carried on Wednesday.

Paul-Anton Krüger, SZ's correspondent based in Cairo for large parts of the Arab world and Iran, notes that there are a cacophony between the president and his men, and a caprice of the president himself.

A leader may consider his unpredictability a strong point, but in fact his impetuousness is the main obstacle in negotiations with the DPRK or Iran, he said.

He points out: It does not occur to Trump to invite Russia, China, Europe or neighboring countries in negotiating with Pyongyang and Tehran. Trump does not like such multilateral formats or the very idea of ​​moving each other towards the meeting with small steps. Trump wants everything at once.

With such an approach, Trump's "big deal" with the DPRK and Iran will probabl…

Japan's overseas expansion leads to self-destruction

Minju Joson Commentary
Japan's increased military cooperation with the U.S. has been witnessed even in the South Sea of China.

It is proved by a recent joint drill of escort ship of the Japan Maritime "Self-Defence Force" Izumo and the U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan in the South Sea of China. Sankei Shimbun said that the drill was designed to contain China's advance into the sea.

Minju Joson Wednesday in a commentary says:

Japan's move is reminiscent of the inglorious past of Imperial Japan which expanded a war to the continent of China following the invasion of Korea.

What is different from the past is that it invaded China alone during the Second World War, but now it tries to achieve its aim of reinvasion with the backing of the U.S.

It is an ulterior intention of the Japanese reactionaries to realize the old dream of the "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere", which was not realised in the last century, at any cost with the h…

Demand for Unjong Tea increases in DPRK

Tea is getting more popular among the Korean people at present.

In particular, the demand for Unjong Tea is increasing with each passing day.

According to experts, Unjong Tea contains various ingredients and vitamins with different pharmacological action.

In the country, there are many public catering establishments serving Unjong Tea.

Ri Sung In, an official of the Pyongyang Railway Bureau, told KCNA at the Unbangul Teahouse in Changgwang Street of Pyongyang that he frequents the teahouse to taste green tea, the best among the kinds of Unjong Tea, the taste of which is very fresh and clean.

Wang Yuefei, director of the tea institute under Zhejiang University in China, said that Unjong Tea has a peculiar taste and Kangryong green tea in particular would show its strong competitive power in international market.

The tea tree cultivation in the DPRK began in the 1980s under the guidance of President Kim Il Sung.

He personally planted a tea sapling in his house to conduct its test cultiv…

Newly built Nampho Old People's Home in ecstasy of joy

By Ju Chang Son

Inmates lead happy lives at the Nampho Old People's Home splendidly built at the sunny foot of a mountain in the Waudo area of Nampho City under our Party policy of love for the people.

It is topped by a gabled roof of a Korean style.

It can also help improve and preserve their health.

The home covers an area of nearly 3,000㎡. It boasts tens of rooms, a mess room, an infirmary, a barbershop, a physical exercise room, a recreation room, a movie hall, a reading room, etc. It is so well-appointed as to enable the aged to live in joy and comfort.

From the time of planning the rest home the city authorities paid primary attention to suiting the convenience of the aged. They arranged for stairs to the second floor to exist nowhere for their good, for horizontal bars to be placed along the corridors of the home and in its bathrooms and for its corridors to be built outside. In addition, they ensured that the floor of the mess room was under a heating system, that the movi…

Anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's visit to Czechoslovakia marked

The website of the Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association and the Czech Group for the Study and Materialization of the Juche Idea dedicated a special write-up to the 35th anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's visit to Czechoslovakia on June 3 illustrated with his photos.

The association said that Kim Il Sung visited Czechoslovakia in June 1984 and that newspapers at that time highlighted the news for consecutive days.

It stressed that it will give wide publicity to the noble career and feats of Kim Il Sung and the true picture of socialist Korea on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of his visit to Czechoslovakia.

Source: KCNA - June 25, 2019

Chairman Kim Jong Il's work Introduced in Spain

The Communist Party of the People of Spain posted Chairman Kim Jong Il's work "Giving Priority to Ideological Work Is Essential for Accomplishing Socialism" on its website on June 19 to mark the 55th anniversary of his start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

The work, published on June 19, Juche 84 (1995), indicates the idea that the ideological work should be held fast to and given priority to successfully accomplish the socialist cause and that the main task of the ideological work is to model the whole society on the socialist idea and the ideological work should be conducted in line with the principle and way suited to the intrinsic requirements of socialism.

Source: KCNA - June 25, 2019

Korean writers and artists in Japan

Union of Korean Writers and Artists in Japan marks its 60th birthday
A meeting was held at the Central Hall of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) in Tokyo on June 8 to mark the 60th founding anniversary of the Union of Korean Writers and Artists in Japan (UKWAJ).

Present there were Pae Jin Gu, vice-chairman and concurrently director general of the General Affairs Department of the Central Standing Committee of Chongryon, Kim Song Hun, director of the Department for Publicity and Culture, Yun Chung Sin, chairman of the Central Standing Committee of the UKWAJ, and other leading officials of organizations and affiliates of Chongryon, and Korean artistes and creators.

A congratulatory message from the Central Committee of the General Federation of the Unions of Art and Literature of Korea was read out at the meeting.

Pae Jin Gu made a congratulatory speech.

He underscored the need to live up to the trust and expectations of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un by open…

Korean nation's cosmetics with long history

The Korean people have used cosmetics from ancient times.

It is well evidenced by bronze mirror, bronze cosmetic case and other toiletries discovered at such ancient sites and relics as Jongo-dong Tomb No. 1 in Rangnang District of Pyongyang City and Unsong-ri Tomb No. 1 in Unryul County of South Hwanghae Province.

The variety of cosmetics and their manufacturing technique were further diversified in the period of the Three Kingdoms (early 3rd century B.C.-middle 7th century A.D.).

The then women used face powder, rouge, eyebrow pencil and hair oil made from natural substances.

In the Koryo period (918-1392), there appeared handicraftsmen specializing in the production of cosmetics and the manufacturing technique was generalized.

The cosmetics developed in the direction of making the skin glossy and protecting it in the period of the feudal Joson dynasty (1392-1910).

Face powder made from mineral substances appeared and the eyebrow pencil made from pine shoot and rapeseed oil was rega…

Indomitable spirit of defending fatherland

By Rodong Sinmun - June 25, 2019

69 years have passed since the outbreak of the Korean war by the U.S. imperialists.

In the three-year fierce war the Korean people displayed matchless spirit of sacrifice and popular heroism, beating back the aggressors, honorably defending the freedom and independence of the country and strikingly manifesting the dignity and prestige of the country.

The brilliant victory won in the war was a great one brought about by the indomitable spirit of defending the country displayed by the Korean people who unhesitatingly laid down their lives for the party, the leader and the country.

The spirit of defending the country displayed in the 1950s is the great spirit of the times, inheritance of the revolutionary spirit of Mt. Paektu created in the flames of anti-Japanese struggle, and serves as an excellent textbook for the class struggle against imperialism.

Today our revolution is making a steady progress on a new higher stage under the leadership …

Talks held between DPRK foreign minister and Syrian deputy prime minister

Talks were held at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Monday between the DPRK foreign minister and the Syrian deputy prime minister who doubles as minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates.

Present there from the DPRK side were Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong Guk and officials of the Foreign Ministry and from the Syrian side were members of the Syrian government delegation and Syrian ambassador to the DPRK Tammam Sulaiman.

At the talks, DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Muallem underscored the need to further develop the historic and traditional relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries provided by the preceding leaders. They exchanged deepened views on regional and international matters and reached a consensus of them, reaffirming their commitments to boosting mutual support and solidarity.

At the end of the talks a MOU on political negotiations between the DPRK Foreign Ministry and the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs a…

Cypriot and Austrian bodies issue statements

Cypriot and Austrian organizations released statements on June 10 and 12 on the occasion of the first anniversary of the adoption of the June 12 DPRK-U.S. Joint Statement.

The Cyprus-DPRK Cultural Friendship Association said in its statement that Marshal Kim Jong Un is praised by the international community as he put forward significant proposals for the peace in the Korean Peninsula and the rest of the world and took the steps for implementing them.

We urge the U.S. to withdraw its hostile policy towards the DPRK and sincerely implement the DPRK-U.S. joint statement, the statement said.

We extend solidarity to the Korean people advancing along the road of peace and development in the face of all challenges, it added.

The Society for the Promotion of the Relations between Austria and DPRK said in its statement that the summit and talks between the DPRK and the U.S. were provided by the outstanding stratagem and wise leadership of H.E. Marshal Kim Jong Un. It fully supported the effort…

Indian personages issue joint statement

Indian personages made public a joint statement on June 11 on the occasion of the first anniversary of the adoption of the historic June 12 DPRK-U.S. Joint Statement.

They are Atul Kumar Anjan, secretary of the National Council of the Communist Party of India, Vijay Jolly, senior leader of the Indian People's Party, G. Debarajan, secretary of the Central Committee of the All-India Forward Bloc, a member of the national committee of minorities of India, Harising Khang, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), Suneet Chopra, secretary general of the All India Indo-Korean Friendship Association, and a former lawmaker.

The statement said that the DPRK-U.S. joint statement adopted in June last year is very significant as it proved that if the countries which had been in hostile relationship make a bold policy decision, prioritizing the defending of peace, they can surely seek a way for the establishment of new relationship.

The U.S. should respond to …

US military buildup near Russia denounced

Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the Russian State Duma Committee on International Affairs, in a recent interview with TASS denounced the US maneuvers to augment arms near Russia.

He exposed that Washington continued eastward military expansion under the pretext against "Russian threat". The US planned moves aim for the encirclement of Russia with NATO, he said.

He noted that the bill on "Deterring Russian Aggression in the Baltic States" was submitted to the US Congress not long ago. The bill was so anti-Russian that the Russian State Duma would closely watch the process of discussion on it, he said.

If the bill were adopted, Russian leadership and congress would take counter measures, he emphasized.

Source: KCNA - June 23, 2019

Mirae Sci-Tech Center inaugurated

The Mirae Sci-Tech Center has been built at Kim Chaek University of Technology, a pedigree establishment for training sci-tech talents of the country.

It has development rooms and labs with modern equipment for developing, producing and testing products of up-to-date technology, international symposium hall, conference room, interview room, etc.

An inaugural ceremony was held on Monday in the presence of Kim Nung O, chairman of the Pyongyang City Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK), Vice-Premier Jon Kwang Ho, Department Director of the WPK Central Committee Choe Tong Myong, Chairman of the Education Commission Kim Sung Du, officials concerned, and officials, teaching staff and students of the university.

Source: KCNA - June 24, 2019