Tuesday, 20 February 2018

KCNA Commentary Blasts Confrontational Acts of Rejects of Times

Pyongyang, February 20 (KCNA) -- Embarrassed by the DPRK spearheading the situation for improvement of the north-south relations, the conservative group of south Korea has gone desperate in the moves to check its splashing impact.

Hong Jun Phyo and other men of the "Liberal Korea Party" are blaming the "government", claiming that it has been taken in by "the north's disturbance tactics" to make a mistake of neutralizing the network for applying the UN sanctions on the north and that visit to the north before its nuclear dismantlement will be evidently an enemy-benefiting act as it will be tantamount to congratulating the nuclear development.

On February 17, Hong made such invective that the "government is making Phyongchang Olympics Pyongyang Olympics, being deceived by the north's camouflaged peace offensive, and pursuing the pro-north policy hostile toward allies U.S. and Japan."

Chosun Ilbo, Dong-A Ilbo and other conservative media continue spouting vituperation that the "north is lording it over the Olympics as if it is host" and "it has a concealed intention to induce easing sanctions on the north and contradiction between the south and the U.S." In the meantime, the conservative riff-raffs follow wherever our personnel go to hold anti-DPRK rallies.

The thoughtless acts of the conservative group including the "Liberal Korea Party" are nothing but last-ditch struggling of the rejects of the times driven into the cliff of destruction, being marginalized by the strong trend for national reconciliation and unity.

The art performance of the north's artistes, which made impressive artistic representation of the fact that the Korean nation with the one and the same blood, language and culture can surely achieve peace of the Korean Peninsula and prosperity common to the nation if it courageously advances by pooling intention and will, and the loud chanting of "We are one" made by the cheering group and the response of the south Koreans to it seem to have been heard as death-bell by the anti-reunification forces.

To the conservative forces staking their fate on the national division while clinging to the U.S., the daily mounting atmosphere for north-south reconciliation and reunification can not but be death-like nightmare.

That's why the group of traitors is making desperate efforts to chill the hard-won atmosphere for north-south ties, being indifferent to whether the Olympics is disrupted or a war breaks out, only to maintain its dirty remaining days.

Hong Jun Phyo, Jo Won Jin and other die-hard conservatives' wild vituperation to check the trend for the national reconciliation and unity will only disclose their true nature as despicable imbeciles in human shape, to say nothing of being worth fellow countrymen.

The south Korean authorities should never allow the current atmosphere for reconciliation and dialogue to be undermined and the evil cycle of confrontation between fellow countrymen to repeat itself due to the hysterical act of a handful of conservatives.

The entire nation should courageously turn out in the struggle to throw overboard the group of traitors, mindful that rooting out the conservative forces including the LKP, a poisonous mushroom and cancer-like entity in the way of achieving reunification, is the way for accelerating peace and reunification. -0-

Why People's Korea has one of the lowest divorce rates in the world!-special article by ASSPUK, JISGE and UK KFA


 Visiting the Democratic People's Republic of Korea  many times , I never met anyone who was divorced  . This seems surprising when you consider that in the UK and other capitalist countries divorce is very common. In the UK it is used to be 1 in 3 marriages ended up in divorce , now it is said that 1 in 2 marriages ends in divorce.
  Divorce and family breakdown in the capitalist countries is a big social problem.
Here are the statistics. In the DPRK in 2016 there were  only 2,000 cases of divorce and up to October 2017 there were 1,700 cases . In the UK in 2016 there were 106,959 cases of divorce , 53 times higher than the DPRK !. In the US there was a massive 813,000 divorces in 2016 .In south Korea the number of divorces was 107,000 , again about 53 times the number in the DPRK .  It should be added in south Korea the marriage rate and birth rate are very low.
These statistics reflect the superiority of the Juche -based socialist system which guarantees stable material conditions for the family and marriage.
 What are the reasons why the DPRK has a low divorce rate ? Firstly , marriage and the family are protected by law in the DPRK . Secondly , there is full employment in the DPRK and virtually free housing. In the capitalist countries unemployment and/or financial difficulties is a big cause of marriage breakup. Thirdly, in the capitalist countries individualism and narcissism coupled with consumerism , greed , mammonism etc , ruin many people's marriages. Fourthly , the DPRK has no sex industry or pornography which is a factor in undermining marriage. In the so-called liberal capitalist countries , the oversexualised culture promoted by the capitalist monopolies leads to women being regarded as sexual objects by men. In the DPRK men respect women and vice-versa .
  Thus unlike the capitalist countries the DPRK has a stable family life.

3rd International Songun Conference Held in Dhaka, Bangladesh 15 February 2018

Chief guest was C.P. Mainali, general secretary of Communist party of Nepal, former deputy prime minister of govt. of Nepal, special guest was Suneet Chopra, secretary general of all India indo - Korea friendship association, key speaker was Javaid Ahmad ,President, Kuwait journalists association, moderator was P.R. Pant
Important discussants were Dr. Prof. Faruque haolader of Islamic university of technology, OIC and prof.moh'd younous ali gazi of al mustofa international university, Iran
.. 20,000 signatures were collected in  solidarity with  D P R Korea and handed over to ambassador of dpr Korea in Bangladesh. Nepal, India, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Iran, Cameroon attended the conference and Skype participated UK,USA, Mali, Brazil, Singapore, Kenya, and Canada .14 th February was 3 rd tricontinental solidarity campaign conference in barisal and 15 February was the 3 rd international songun study conference in Dhaka

Monday, 19 February 2018

KCNA Commentary on U.S. Moves to Resume Joint Military Exercises after Olympics

Pyongyang, February 19 (KCNA) -- Displeased with the atmosphere for detente being created on the Korean peninsula thanks to the peace-loving and proactive measure taken by the DPRK, the U.S. is openly going against it.

A typical example is the recent bluffing made by the U.S. charge d'affaires a.i. to south Korea, who at the instigation of the Trump group openly hinted that the joint military exercises with south Korea would be conducted as usual after the Winter Olympics and the issue of postponing the military exercises further has not yet been discussed.

The Trump group's racket for resuming the war exercises is a wild act of ruthlessly trampling even a small sprout of peace that has been now seen on the Korean peninsula, and it is a provocative act of chilling the active efforts of the DPRK and enthusiasm of the international community to defuse tension and create a peaceful environment.

This proves that the U.S. war shadow expected to loom after the Olympics has begun to be activated in its practical phase, not just as a hypothesis.

It is a well-known fact that whenever the DPRK-targeted U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises were held, the peace and security on the Korean peninsula were seriously threatened and hard-won atmosphere for reconciliation and cooperation between the north and the south were spoilt in a moment.

What is more serious is that the Trump group recently announced it would expand the scope of the use of nuclear weapons so that they can be used even at the time of conventional weapon attack on the U.S. and its "allies", and the shipment of huge nuclear strategic hardware to and around the Korean peninsula is timed to coincide with this.

This has touched off the worldwide concerns. Lots of media and experts of the world are now worried that the resumption of the large-scale joint military exercises by the U.S. after the Winter Olympics would without doubt rattle the DPRK and chill the north-south ties that are showing positive sign, and would again push the regional situation to the extremes.

We have already clarified that we will resolutely counter any act of harassing peace and security on the Korean peninsula, and this is by no means any rhetorical threat.

However valuable the improvement of the north-south ties and the peaceful environment may be, the army and people of the DPRK will never remain an onlooker to the gangster-like acts aimed to encroach upon the security and interests of a sovereign state and to interfere in its internal affairs. The U.S. has to clearly understand this.

It is the principled stand and unshakable will of the army and people of the DPRK to counter provocation by prompt counterstrike.

The DPRK which has towered as a new strategic state will never flinch even an inch back from the path of defending independence and justice.

The Trump group has to ponder over the catastrophic consequence to be entailed by its reckless saber-rattling, and make a responsible choice. -0-

U.S. Is Left with Little Option: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, February 19 (KCNA) -- Recently the Trump group claimed that they can not but have recourse to a military option unless the "nuclear issue of the DPRK" is solved in a diplomatic way, which deserves serious attention.

On a number of occasions Trump hinted quite often at the possibility of the use of military muscle, uttering that options to solve the DPRK's nuclear issue involve both military and non-military ways and he wants to have the issue solved in a peaceful manner but there is a strong likelihood of solving the issue otherwise.

His confidants, including the vice-president and the secretaries of State and Defense, are vying with each other to build a world public opinion, prattling that if the DPRK doesn't select the road of dialogue and negotiations, they will pull the trigger for a military action and that they will solve the issue in a military way unless diplomacy succeeds.

At a time when the trend for improved inter-Korean relations is created on the Korean peninsula and the wish of the international community for peace and stability grows stronger thanks to the DPRK's pro-active efforts, it's hard to understand for the U.S. to tout a military option premised on the failure of what they called diplomatic ways.

It is obviously an expression of a hideous attempt to block the improvement of inter-Korean relations and again coil up the military tension on the Korean peninsula.

The U.S. tries to put a brake on the DPRK's additional military steps by threatening the latter with belligerent remarks and further inveigle south Korea and neighboring countries worrying about a war into the racket of sanctions and pressure against the DPRK and secure a justification for a risky preemptive attack in an extreme case. This is the U.S. aim at killing three birds with one stone.

But such nonsense won't work on the DPRK.

The DPRK is fully ready for both dialogue and war.

The whole world knows this fact but why the U.S. is unaware of it.

It is naive and foolhardy for the U.S. to hurt Juche Korea, unaware of its faith, will and grits.

The Trump group driven into a tight corner within and without is tying to seek a way out by triggering a war on the Korean peninsula at any cost.

The army and people of the DPRK are full of strength and will to teach the U.S. with resolute and merciless punishment that the latter's reckless military option will never offer a way to survive.

The Trump group spouted jargons that tourists should write a will before making a trip to the DPRK. If the U.S. dares to ignite a war against the DPRK, there will be left no one to keep a written will and bury a coffin. This is the answer of the DPRK.

The U.S. is left with little option. -0-

Sunday, 18 February 2018

KCNA Commentary Slams Vicious Farce of Trump Group

Pyongyang, February 18 (KCNA) -- The Trump group has become extremely embarrassed by the atmosphere for inter-Korean reconciliation daily mounting as occasioned by the 23rd Winter Olympics.

A typical example is the "possibility of defection" of our personnel dispatched to the south which is given much publicity through U.S. media.

CNN and CBS of the U.S. reported that more than 500 north Koreans are staying in south Korea, "better-off and free", and the north side authorities are closely monitoring them because of the possibility of their "defection" during the Olympics.

They even said that north Korean athletes attempted "defection" in the middle of international games in the past, adding if the similar thing happens, the north can not but be embarrassed and the south side authorities may be put in an awkward situation.

By putting into use the defectors of sportsperson and artiste origin, they went vicious to shake the pure minds of our people through such rhetoric as "round-the-clock surveillance" and "the first look at the rich and democratic neighbor".

The rubbish made by CNN and CBS is a hideous anti-DPRK farce being orchestrated at the instruction and under the manipulation by the Trump group including the Central Intelligence Agency, upset by the present north-south relations wrapped by enthusiasm for reconciliation and unity.

In his recent "state of the union address", Trump viciously slandered the DPRK while raising "human rights issue". Not content with it, he met "defectors from the north", and the vice-president visiting south Korea took human scum to the "Warship Cheonan Memorial" where he made vituperation against the DPRK, shocking the world.

The wild act of the Trump group keen on turning the Olympics, symbol of peace, into a theatre for confrontation with the DPRK would only reveal its dirty nature as the kingpin of plot-breeding.

The Trump group bluffed about "calm before storm" and "fire and fury". Now it is using such human scum for the petty scheme.

Tragic is that the Trump group is going reckless, not realizing the transparent faith of the Korean people in socialism which can never be imitated, their mental power based on single-minded unity and the Koreans' strong desire for improved north-south ties and reunification.

The Trump group had better not exhaust themselves, giving up the pipe dream of "collapse of the system in the north" which can never come true.

It has to bear in mind that the south Koreans and all other Koreans see through the dirty nature of the U.S. as a cancer-like entity standing in the way of peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula in its perverse and obstructive acts of chilling the efforts for the improvement of the north-south ties.

The U.S. must no longer go arrogant to interfere in the internal affairs of the Korean nation. -0-

Saturday, 17 February 2018




 In a few days time on the 16th of February it will be 76 years since the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL was born on the snow-swept humble log cabin on Mt Paektu, the base of the Korean revolution and the ancestral mountain of Korea.
   The many decades of the life of the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL were marked by great accomplishments in all fields of activities .Comrade KIM JONG IL was a man of many talents and versatility who was not only a great ideologist and political thinker but a brilliant military commander  and a man of culture and art .Such multi-faced talents and abilities are indeed rare to find.
   KIM JONG IL whose Songun revolutionary leadership spanned some 51 years was the revolutionary successor to the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG , who had authored the great Juche Idea and had most an independent socialist country with an advanced socialist system centred on the popular masses .The great leader Comrade KIM JONG IL made sure that these achievements were not only safeguarded but continued and carried forward . The question of succession to the leadership  is a key one on which the continuation of the revolution depends . In  a number of socialist countries is was not correctly solved leading to disaster and grief, for example renegade Khruschov came to power after the death of Stalin and introduced modern revisionism , wrecking the Soviet Union , putting on the road of eventual collapse in 1991. In China after Mao passed way 'reform ' and 'opening up ' was adopted , undermining socialism. In Albania those that came after Hoxha presided over counter-revolution.
  Chairman KIM JONG IL developed in depth and systematised the Juche idea , the guiding ideology of People's Korea and acme of all progressive ,anti-imperialist ideas.  In  March 1982 he authored the immortal treatise  “ON THE JUCHE IDEA “ and a number of other important works on the Juche idea . Indeed KIM JONG IL not only systematised the Juche Idea but was the standard bearer of the Juche era, an era of revolution in which the people emerged as masters of their destiny and fought for independence . The work ON THE JUCHE IDEA  was translated into many languages and studied in many countries, being hailed as the “Communist manifesto' of the 20th century .
     When imperialists , dominationists and big power chauvinists tried to put pressure on the DPRK not to follow the road of Juche ,  comrade KIM JONG IL put forward the militant revolutionary slogan “ Let Us Live Our Way ! “ in December 1978 and lead the Korean people to an upsurge in the revolution and construction.
 Comrade  KIM JONG IL built up the Workers Party of Korea as the party of the great leader President KIM IL SUNG  by establishing the monolithic ideological system which ensured idealogical purity .
 Chairman KIM JONG IL , an victorious general  of Mt Paektu started the Songun –based revolutionary leadership  on August 25  1960 at the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su No 105 Tank Division of the Korean People's Army. He administered  Songun politics in the 1990s and 2000s  thereby smashing  the  insidious schemes of the US imperialists to stifle People’s Korea militarily and make its people slaves of modern colonialism.
  Saying  “Expect No Change from me” KIM JONG IL  made sure that Korea held high the Red flag of socialism when socialism collapsed owing to the treachery of the modern revisionists. He rebuffed those who urged the so-called “reform “ and “opening up” and led the march towards a thriving socialist nation .
Under the leadership of the great leader Chairman KIM JONG IL the DPRK became a proud independent nuclear power as well as a satellite launching nation. The first roar of nuclear thunder was heard on the 9th of October 2006.
  Comrade KIM JONG IL was the great champion of Korean reunification and the architect of the June 15 Joint Declaration of 2000. He always strived for independent
reunification without outside interference, particularly that of the US , the sworn enemy of the Korean people.
  Comrade KIM JONG IL was associated with militant anti-imperialism and the struggle for global independence . He wrote many works such as  “The Characteristics of Modern Imperialism and its aggressive nature “ which gave a correct and useful analysis of modern imperialism . When the international communist movement was in a state of confusion , despair and disillusion due to the frustration of socialism in some countries  he rebuffed those who said , socialism had failed by writing works such as “Socialism Is  A Science “ and  “The Abuses of Socialism Are Intolerable “.
We remember the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL as an unparalleled great leader whose achievements will shine forever . Today the Juche revolutionary cause and Songun revolutionary cause are carried forward by his successor  the dear respected leader Marshal KIM JONG UN who is leading the Korean people forward, under the banner of Juche and self-reliance , to the bright morrow of a thriving socialist country

Dr Dermot Hudson
Official Delegate Korean Friendship Association UK
Chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England .
President Association for the Study of Songun Poltiics UK.