Sunday, 4 October 2015

Speech on the Foreign Relations of the Workers' Party of Korea -delivered to the JISGE Meeting of 3rd of October

The DPRK under the leadership of the WPK has always considered foreign relations an important policy area for the promotion of anti-imperialism and the cultivation of friendly relations between nations. The WPK has worked tirelessly to achieve cordial relations between all socialist countries since the inception of the DPRK. The WPK believes that independence, peace, and solidarity are the basic ideals of the foreign policy of the DPRK. The party believes that the state should establish diplomatic as well as political, economic and cultural relations with all friendly countries, on principles of complete equality, independence, mutual respect, noninterference in each other’s affairs, and mutual benefit. The DPRK has long expressed solidarity with those nations who are fighting shoulder to shoulder with the DPRK against US Imperialism. One such example is relations between the DPRK and Cuba. The relationship between these two socialist countries is based on the spirit of proletarian internationalism. Cuba established diplomatic relations with the DPRK on the 2nd of August 1960.
There is a deep relationship between the Cuban and Korean revolutions and a friendship between the leaders of the two revolutions as significantly Che Guevara and Fidel Castro have both visited the DPRK. Cuba was deeply inspired by the example of the Korean revolution and its armed struggle. In 1968 the World Cultural Congress in Havana adopted the document “The Anti Japanese Armed Struggle of the Korean People Organised and Waged Under the personal guidance of comrade Kim Il Sung”. Fidel Castro was greatly inspired by the robust independence of the Korean revolution and he stated that ‘The influence of the Korean revolution upon the peoples in Latin America and in other regions is beyond estimate”. Comrade Kim Il Sung recognised the importance of the Cuban revolution as it meant a breach had been made in the imperialist system in the Western hemisphere. Cuba had carried out a revolution and was building socialism in the so called backyard of the US. Therefore, a strong militant friendship developed between Cuba and the DPRK. This militant revolutionary fraternal friendship can be seen in the DPRK’s actions as well as its words. In 1962 the US imperialists provoked the Caribbean crisis and because the threat of war was imminent many foreign embassies withdrew from Cuba but comrade Kim Il Sung instructed the DPRK Embassy staff and their families to arm themselves and fight to the end. DPRK students studying in Cuba did likewise and the DPRK sent military aid to Cuba. The DPRK also publicly supported the 5 -point demands of Fidel Castro which included the US withdrawal from Guantanamo. Later in 1986 the DPRK supplied Cuba with 100,000 automatic rifles at cost price. The DPRK has also expressed anti- imperialist socialist solidarity through words. The great leader comrade Kim Il Sung wrote a special article for “Tricontinental” magazine on the 8th of October 1968 one year after the death of Che Guevara in battle praising his immortal revolutionary exploits. The DPRK always marks October 8th the day Che died and the DPRK produces posters and stamps of Che. Also in Cuba today there is the Kim Il Sung Special Economic School, which indicates that the Korean people will always stand together with the Cuban people in the struggle against US imperialism.
The DPRK under the leadership of the WPK has always provided both material and ideological support to oppressed peoples fighting a war of national liberation against imperialism. One such example is the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War, the DPRK provided substantial economic and military aid to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and Vietnamese students received education for free in the DPRK. As a result of a decision of the WPK in October 1966, in early 1967 the DPRK sent a fighter squadron to North Vietnam to back up the North Vietnamese 921st and 923rd fighter squadrons defending Hanoi. They stayed through 1968 and 200 pilots were reported to have served. In addition, at least two anti-aircraft artillery regiments were sent as well. The DPRK also sent weapons, ammunition and two million sets of uniforms to their comrades in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. However, it is not just in Asia that the DPRK has provided comradely support to friendly nations in their struggles against imperialism. For example in October 1980, Kim Il-sung and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe signed an agreement for an exchange of soldiers. Following this agreement, 106 North Korean soldiers arrived in Zimbabwe to train a brigade of soldiers that became known as the Fifth Brigade.
The US and its puppet allies would have us believe that the DPRK is isolated and without international support. However, this is not true; the DPRK has cordial relations with many countries including Indonesia. This relationship begins during the 1960s when the struggle between imperialism and anti-imperialism became very intense. The great leader President Kim Il Sung did all he could to promote the struggle of the newly independent countries against imperialism for independence. In April 1965 the great leader President Kim Il Sung, accompanied by comrade Kim Jong Il paid an official visit to Indonesia in April 1965 in order to strengthen friendship, unity and solidarity with the developing countries. The visit was part of the celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of the historic Bandung conference which established the Non Aligned Movement of third world countries. Although the imperialist forces had President Sukarno removed from power friendly relations have continued between the DPRK and Indonesia. The DPRK also maintains friendly diplomatic ties with Malaysia. In an effort to boost tourism between the two countries, the DPRK announced that Malaysians will not require a visa to visit the DPRK and Air Koryo has regular flights to Kuala Lumpur. Recently, Malaysia's Bernama News Agency reported that the two countries will enhance cooperation in information-related areas. The WPK has even pursued good relations with countries that many believe are firmly within the US sphere of influence, such as Singapore. In fact, Singapore and the DPRK have extremely good relations. A great deal of Singaporean companies have opened up businesses in Pyongyang and Singapore is also the DPRK’s 4th biggest trade partner.
The DPRK has good relations with those big powers who oppose the US’s aggressive foreign policy, such as China and Russia. However, the great leader President Kim Il Sung realised that the Korean revolution could only advance if the state fought against flunkeyism and big power chauvinism. This policy can be seen during the Sino-Soviet split. As the ideological conflict between China and the Soviet Union grew more aggressive Kim Il Sung emphasized, “We should establish our self-reliance more firmly.” That was why he so extensively promoted the Chollima Campaign and also emphasized that an independent line was necessary in building the economy and culture. It is a testament to the Juche based foreign policy pursued by Kim Il Sung that the DPRK maintained friendly relations with both China and the Soviet Union during this period. Unlike other communist parties the WPK has not collapsed into revisionism.  This is because it refused to follow the ideological positions of big powers and instead pursued an independent line based on the harmony of the party and people. This Juche based foreign policy is a contributing factor why the DPRK is one of only a few workers states left in the world. The WPK’s stance of pursuing an independent ideological line but with a keen willingness to work with other anti-imperialist forces can be seen in the non-aligned movement.  
Kim Il Sung saw it necessary for a united action by all anti-imperialist forces. This lead to the DPRK joining the non-aligned movement in August 1975 at the non-aligned foreign ministers conference held in Lima, Peru. The non-aligned movement was formed by a grouping of developing countries who desired to be free themselves from the systems of alliances, blocs and pacts which were concocted by the imperialists during the cold war. The DPRK capital Pyongyang became a venue for non-aligned meetings and summits and Kim Il Sung promoted bilateral and multilateral relations with the non-aligned countries. Kim Il Sung stressed the necessity of making the whole world independent and achieving unity within the ranks of the anti-imperialist forces on a global scale. This lead to the DPRK concluding 11 treaties with non-aligned countries such as The Central African Republic, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Togo, Angola, Libya, Ethiopia and Democratic Yemen between 1978 and 1984. The DPRK also has had a proud tradition of promoting international cooperation throughout the decades. The DPRK has helped to train agro-technicians from many developing countries. Korean technical staff have worked in a number of African and Asian countries at a low cost to their host nation. At Kim Il Sung’s recommendation agricultural centres were set up in Tanzania and Guinea for Korean and African agro-scientists to conduct joint research projects.
The WPK’s Juche based foreign policy has meant that the DPRK is a country fully independent from the dictates of the trans-national corporations, the IMF and the World Bank. The DPRK is a model of total independence which is attracting the attention and aspirations of the developing world. Songun Politics proves to those who are fighting imperialism and colonialism that is possible to resist and win in the struggle for independence. The work of the DPRK in promoting anti-imperialist unity has provided a guide to those parties and movements, countries and peoples seeking their genuine national and social liberation from neo-colonialism and globalism.

70 years of the Juche-orientated road of Victory-special article by Dermot Hudson


On October 10th it will be 70 years since the  Workers' Party of Korea was founded as the Communist Party of north Korea by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG.  Throughout its history the Workers' Party of Korea has not only blazed a trail of intense class struggle but also a road of many glorious victories.Throughout its existence it has been led and guided by the great leaders
comrade KIM IL SUNG , KIM JONG IL and the dear respected leader Marshal KIM JONG UN
                                 The Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) was founded as a result ot the struggle waged by  the genuine communist revolutionaries inspired by the great Juche Idea and led by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG. The roots of the WPK are in the anti-Japanese revolutionary armed struggle led by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG. The first communist revolutionary organisation in Korea was the Down with Imperialism Union which the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG established with a small but determined band of followers , young people who were untainted by the muddy currents of factionalism, flunkeyism(the ideology of fawing on big powers and other outside forces) and opportunism . The DIU organically combined the tasks of class and national liberation

 Comrade KIM IL SUNG rallied the adherents of the DIU with the following words,
Irreconcilable contradictions exist between the imperialists and people in the colonies  and these contradictions are sharpening  with the passage of time. Because these contradictions are antagonistic they cannot be settled by any kind of 'compromise ' and will only be solved when imperialism is overthrown..The formation of the Down with Imperialism Union is a declaration of a decisive to destroy Japanese imperialism and of confrontation with imperialism worldwide

The first party organisation , the Society For Rallying Comrades was formed on the 3rd of July 1930 .Later  a Homeland Party Working Committee came into being.   Party organisations  was also formed within the Association For the Restoration of the Fatherland ( an anti-imperialist united front body set  up in 1936) and the Korean National Liberation  Union ( a lower level organisation of the Association for the Restoration of the Fatherland  organised within the Korean homeland) . The long and arduous road of the struggle to found the party  finally came to a conclusion on the 10th of October 1945 when the Communist Party of North Korea was founded .Even it was not plain sailing as the US imperialist had seized the southern half of Korea and schemed to make south Korea and a puppet state and at the same time overthrow  the new people's democracy in the north . The WPK faced the enemy within,the factionalists. whose strings were pulled by the US imperialists  Pak Hong Yong an inveterate factionalist and CIA agent tried to disrupt the formation of the WPK.Also Right and Left opportunists created confusion by putting forward incorrect theories .The Rightists wanted to create a bourgeois republic(and even wanted to have south Korean puppet fascist as their the president) and Leftists wanted an instant socialist revolution and abolition of private property.
The great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG  smashed the moves of the factionalists and cemented the unity of the new party.Later in 1949 the Workers Party of North Korea and Workers Party of South Korea merged to form a single party.


 The WPK represents the the workers,peasants and working intellectuals- it includes the writing bush in its party symbol to represent the intellectuals in addition to hammer for the industrial workers and sickle for farm workers. The WPK has always strived to unite the popular masses around it. Today the DPRK led by the WPK under the guidance of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN is known as the most stable , united and harmonious society in the world.The people and the party,the WPK,are welded into a unbreakable steel-like  unity.People are united around the leader and party.  In fact the leader, party and masses form a trinity . In the DPRK  99.98 per cent of electors vote and vote 100% for the candidates.This is something unknown in capitalist societies which are rent with division , contradiction and strife !
                                          Throughout its existence the WPK struggled against the evil of factionalism, revisionism and opportunism. It defeated several counter revolutionary factional cliques throughout the course of its history .During the fierce Fatherland Liberation War(Korean  war ) the Pak Hon Yong-Li Sung Yop spy clique who were agents of the US imperialist Central Intelligence Agency betrayed the country , caused losses in the war and  planned to overthrow the leadership. The great revolutionary leader  Marshal KIM IL SUNG smashed them and saved the DPRK from being sold out to US imperialism and turned into a colony of the US. In 1956 when modern revisionism reared its ugly head in the international communist movement a factional clique planned to overthrow the supreme leadership of the DPRK and declare Korea a pro American 'neutral nation' . The great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG exposed and defeated these factionalists and went deep amongst the people and got their support. In 1967 the anti-party counter-revolutionary factionalists were smashed at the15th Plenary Meeting of the Fourth Party Central Committee of the WPK as a result of the struggle waged by the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG and comrade KIM JONG IL. In December 2013 the dear respected leader  Marshal KIM JONG UN defeated the modern factionalist clique led by the traitor.

The WPK launched its struggle against modern revisionism in 1955. The WPK saw the struggle against modern revisionism as being very closely tied up to the struggle to defend independence and to avoid copying other countries, or in, other words, to establish Juche. .
As Comrade KIM IL SUNG said:
"In 1955, therefore, our Party set forth the definite policy of establishing Juche, and has been persistently urging an energetic ideological struggle to carry it through ever since. The year 1955 marked a turning point in our Party's consistent struggle against dogmatism. It was also at that time, in fact, that we started our struggle against modern revisionism that had emerged within the socialist camp. Our struggle against dogmatism was thus linked up with the struggle against modern revisionism".
Comrade KIM IL SUNG in his famous and celebrated work 'On Eliminating Dogmatism and Formalism and Establishing Juche in Ideological Work' (December 23rd, 1955), pointed out that a faction within the WPK, on returning from a visit to the Soviet Union, had demanded that Korea should drop its slogan against US imperialism on the grounds the USSR was following the line of easing international tension. This was an early manifestation of attempts by factionalists within the WPK to spread revisionism.
It was in 1956 that things reached a very critical stage. Khrushchev had made his speech to the 20th Congress of the CPSU heralding the onset of modern revisionism (revisionists surfaced in a number of parties and tried to destroy, for example, the CPGB) and the imperialists launched a fierce international anticommunist campaign. Within Korea, the Syngman Rhee puppet regime went wild, talking of a 'March North'. The DPRK had only just completed the post-war reconstruction and rehabilitation of the economy after the devastation caused by the war. The factionalists who had been lurking in the WPK seized the chance to try and overthrow the leadership with the backing of outside revisionists. Indeed the CPSU fraternal delegate to the 3rd Congress of the WPK (who was none other than a certain L. I. Brezhnev) made a veiled attack on the WPK leadership. Events came to a head in August, when the factionalists tried to stage their coup under the manipulation of the great power chauvinists and revisionists. Their aim was to deny the Party's leadership role and paralyse the dictatorship of the proletariat. They also wished to stamp out the revolutionary conditions of the WPK forged in the flames of the anti-Japanese armed struggle. They even intended to proclaim Korea a pro-American 'neutral nation'. However, Comrade KIM IL SUNG led the people to smash the anti-Party counter-revolutionary factional clique. The WPK launched internally an anti-factional, anti-revisionist struggle. Comrade KIM IL SUNG attacked factionalism and revisionism at a Party Conference on March 6 1958. Referring to factionalism, he said:
"No faction is better or worse than any other. All come from the same mould; they are all products of capitalist influence in the working class movement. And they are a poison that destroys our Party and the working class movement in Korea".
Speaking of revisionism, Comrade KIM IL SUNG said:
"The imperialists and their servants the revisionists are now spreading revisionism in opposition to Marxism-Leninism and the communist movement. . . . It has made and is making inroads into our country too, and the anti-Party groups have exported it for their own ends. . . . To reject our Party's leadership means precisely to deny the revolution and capitulate to capitalism. Therefore it is necessary not only to fight against the revisionists who reject Party leadership, but also to combat relentlessly all the unsettling elements that provide good soil for revisionism...Revisionists refashion Marxism-Leninism. They laud themselves as cleverer Marxist-Leninists than Marx or Lenin. Certain countries have this tendency. Some people insist we must peacefully co-exist with the Yankees. How can we do so without opposing US imperialism?
In the early 60s, Comrade KIM IL SUNG made the struggle of the WPK against modern revisionism a major priority in the Party. He attacked modern revisionism at the 4th Congress. At the March 8 1962 3rd plenary meeting of the CC, Comrade Kim Il Sung defined the strengthening of the struggle against revisionism as a key task in Party work. He also with great clarity elucidated the true nature of modern revisionism:
"The sources of revisionism are acceptance of domestic bourgeois influence and surrender to external imperialist pressure. Both old revisionism and modern revisionism are one and the same in essence and in aims. Both deny the basic principles of Marxism and call for a renunciation of the revolutionary struggle on the pretext that times have changed".
Around this time, the WPK daily newspaper RODONG SINMUN (Labour Daily) carried several articles attacking revisionism -- notable the article 'Let Us Uphold National Liberation' in 1964, and 'Let Us Defend the Socialist Camp', published in October 1963. These articles were translated into different languages and disseminated outside Korea.
Within Korea, a thoroughgoing campaign against modern revisionism was carried out. Comrade KIM IL SUNG addressed army soldiers on the dangers of revisionism, as well as the League of Socialist Working Youth and other mass organisations.
As the 60s progressed, it became apparent that a serious split had developed within the international communist movement. Comrade Kim Il Sung and the Workers' Party of Korea took the position of opposing revisionism, but at the same time maintaining a principled position of defending the unity of the international communist movement. A special conference of the WPK was called in October 1966. At this conference Comrade KIM IL SUNG  attacked modern revisionism:
"Modern revisionism revises Marxism-Leninism and emasculates its revolutionary quintessence under the pretext of a 'changed situation' and 'creative development'. It rejects class struggle and the dictatorship of the proletariat; it preaches class collaboration and gives up fighting imperialism. Moreover, modern revisionism spread illusions about imperialism and in every way obstructed the revolutionary struggle of the peoples for social and national liberation".

However, he also took to task left opportunism, which had appeared in the international communist movement:
"We must fight 'Left' opportunism as well as modern revisionism. 'Left' opportunists fail to take into account changed realities and dogmatically seek isolated propositions of Marxism-Leninism; they lead people to extremist action under super-revolutionary slogans. They also divorce the Party from the masses, split the revolutionary forces and prevent a concentrated attack on the principal enemy".
Furthermore he pointed out that the struggle against both Right and 'Left' opportunism was closely linked to the struggle for the unity of the socialist camp and the cohesion of the international communist movement. Lastly, he saw the struggle for the unity and cohesion of the international communist movement and against modern revisionism and 'Left' opportunism as being integral to the fight for independence within the socialist camp. Comrade Kim Il Sung pointed to the danger inherent in losing independence:
"If we lack independence and identity, and follow in others' steps in present-day conditions, we cannot have principle and consistency in our lines and policies. This will not only eventually do enormous harm to our revolution and construction, but will inflict a great damage on the international communist movement".

The WPK under the leadership of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG maintained a strict policy of independence  . Even when the socialist countries and international communist movement  were divided the WPK maintained relations with all ruling parties of the Soviet Union,  China, Albania , Cuba etc and did not take sides in the strife  that occurred.

The mid and late 1980s saw the emergence of the most dangerous and destructive form of modern revisionism in the form of Gorbachev-ism, perestroika and glasnost . Comrade KIM IL SUNG  the great leader of the Korean revolution, was one of the first leaders in the socialist world to see through it and attack it.During a talk to senior officials of the Economic Sector on the 3rd of January 1987, Comrade Kim Il Sung made the following analysis of the DPRK's position vis a vis the socialist world:
"Modern revisionism which has appeared in the international communist movement is also creating a lot of difficulties for our revolution. On the pretext of 'reforming' and 'reorganising' socialism, the modern revisionists are following the road to capitalism and abandoning internationalist principles. It is, therefore, difficult for us to expect from them co-operation based on internationalism in the building of socialism. What is worse, they are applying economic pressure on us because we do not follow their wrong, revisionist policy".
               The WPK, under the guidance of KIM IL SUNG and KIM JONG IL led two stages of revolution, the anti-imperialist, anti-feudal democratic revolution and the socialist revolution . Stunning transformations of society were carried out. The DPRK has gone through several periods of reconstruction. Firstly , after liberation when the new democratic Korea had to be built on the ruins of Japanese colonialism with bare hands. Secondly, after the devastation caused by the Yankee imperialists during the 3 year long Fatherland Liberation War. Thanks to the leadership of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG and the WPK socialist industrialisation was carried out .During the period 1957-1970 the DPRK's economy grew by 19.1%. Between 1946 and 1984 industrial output value increased by 431 times and national income increased by 65 times.

 Korea which once could not produce large size weapons is a nuclear power and is able to send rockets into space , something that once could not even be dreamed of when Korea was a Japanese colony . Indeed the DPRK is one of a small number of countries that is capable of launching satellites.
       Under the leadership of the WPK an advanced socialist system centred on the popular masses was created . The Korean people enjoy the rights to work , to free education , to free medical care , to housing and to rest. Taxation was abolished in 1974.

                 The Workers' Party of Korea is now led by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN who follows in the footsteps of the great leaders comrade
KIM IL SUNG and KIM JONG IL. He is spurring the Korean people ahead at a new Korean spread towards the bright morrow of a thriving socialist country  Now new buildings , many of them ,considerable in scale , are rising one after the other in the DPRK.
                                  The history of the Workers' Party of Korea is the history of victory . Inheriting the traditions of the Down With Imperialism Union the WPK under the leadership of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN will be ever-victorious ! LONG LIVE THE WORKERS PARTY OF KOREA !
 Dermot Hudson
chairman Juche Idea Study Group of England
President Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK
KFA UK Official Delegate

Seven Decades: Leading the Korean People

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea.
Founded on October 10, 1945, the WPK has gone through thick and thin, leading the people along the road resplendent with victory as the political organization guiding Korean society.
It has led them to develop their country into a prosperous socialist state.
Established no more than two months after Korea’s liberation (August 15, 1945) from Japanese military occupation (1905-1945), it ensured that the people’s government was formed (February 1946) and immediately enforced such democratic reforms as the agrarian reform, nationalization of major industries and sex equality. Furthermore, it initiated the general ideological mobilization movement for nation-building, campaign against illiteracy and emulation drive for increased production in order to rouse the broad sections of the people to build a new society.
As a result, in a few years after national liberation it transformed the country from a backward semi-feudal colony into a democratic society, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the first democratic people’s state in the East, was founded on September 9, 1948.
When the country was devastated in the Korean war (1950-1953) ignited by the United States, it led the people to carry through postwar reconstruction in a matter of three years and transform the outdated relations of production in town and country along socialist lines, with the result that a socialist system was established in 1958. Along with this, it inspired all the people to launch the Chollima movement aimed at effecting a production upsurge and thus completed socialist industrialization in a short period of 14 years (1957-1970).
Thanks to its benevolent policies the universal free medical care system and universal free compulsory education system were introduced and developed, and the people-oriented socialist system struck its roots deep among the people, in which the state took responsibility for their food, clothing and housing.
This socialist system remained unperturbed even when the former Soviet Union and other socialist countries collapsed one after another by the end of the 20th century.
The US-led imperialist allied forces clamoured about the “final end of socialism on the planet,” concentrating on the campaign to stifle the DPRK. The WPK held higher the banner of Songun to safeguard the socialism of Korean style, and mapped out a far-reaching plan for building a thriving socialist country and provided a springboard for its implementation. The August 1998 launch of the first home-made artificial earth satellite heralded the beginning of the nation’s struggle to build a thriving country. Despite the worst economic situation, the arable land of the country was realigned into large-sized standardized fields and the tideland reclamation project connecting the various islands on the West Sea completed, thereby reshaping the map of Korea. Moreover, CNC technology was developed and, in December 2012, the country’s first applications satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2 achieved orbit, demonstrating its great national strength.
The WPK has led the people to defend their country’s sovereignty and dignity.
Immediately after liberation, it gave top priority to building a regular army and an independent munitions industry, so as to get fully prepared to cope with the desperate moves of the US and south Korean puppets to invade the north.
During the war, which the United States unleashed against the young DPRK by mobilizing a two million-strong force including the armies of its 15 vassal states, the south Korean army and the remnants of the former Japanese army, it roused its members and other service personnel and people to safeguard the freedom and independence of their country, debunking the myth of the “strongest in the world” and putting US imperialism on a downhill march towards ruin.
In the post-war period it led them to frustrate the incessant military threats by the United States and its manoeuvres for another war, economic blockade and sanctions, and persistent schemes aimed at undermining the country from within, always winning victories in the political and military confrontations with it.
Whenever a hair-trigger situation was created, the United States suffered an ignominious defeat: the intrusion by the armed spy ship Pueblo in 1968 and the spy plane EC-121 in 1969; the Panmunjom incident in 1976; and the Korean peninsula nuclear crisis that originated in the 1990s.
To cope with the US threat of preemptive nuclear strike and nuclear war exercises, the DPRK chose to develop its self-defensive nuclear deterrent. The nuclear monopoly of the US and its unilateral nuclear threat cut no ice with the DPRK any longer as the latter has grown to be a nuclear power itself.
Today the Korean people are raising fierce flames of innovation to implement the WPK’s far-reaching plan of building a thriving country.
Having developed the DPRK into a political and ideological power where all the people are united single-heartedly, an invincible military power, a formidable nuclear state and a country that is capable of manufacturing and launching artificial earth satellites, the WPK now focuses on building an economic giant and a civilized socialist nation.
It stands in the vanguard of the grand march of the Korean army and people to achieve final victory on all the fronts of building a thriving socialist nation in the face of the frantic challenges by the US-led hostile forces.
In the future, too, it will continue to lead the people along the road filled with victory and glory.

S. Korean Authorities' Bad Habit of Confrontation Will Invite Only War and Self-Ruin: KCNA Commentar

Pyongyang, October 3 (KCNA) -- The chief executive of south Korea is busying herself with the moves to bring the situation on the Korean Peninsula now on the track of detente back to the one of confrontation and conflict.
     In her "keynote address" made at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, she let loose a string of such invectives that the "north's dismantlement of its nuclear weapons is a top priority task for building a world without nuclear weapons" and the "north should make efforts to have its inhabitants overcome difficulties through reform and opening, rather than additional provocation." Not content with hurting the dignity and social system of the DPRK while talking about "improvement of human rights," she openly revealed her ambition for realizing "unification through absorption" with the backing of foreign forces under the pretext of "peaceful unification."
     This is an unpardonable provocation against the DPRK and a heinous confrontation racket chilling the hard-won atmosphere of improving the inter-Korean relations.
     The situation on the Korean Peninsula requires responsible politicians to say and act to be helpful to the stable trend of the situation in the spirit of the north-south agreement.
     The DPRK is making all efforts to prevent armed conflict and rev up the atmosphere of peace, stability, reconciliation and cooperation as agreed upon at the north-south high-level urgent contact.
     However, the south Korean authorities have not discarded bad habit of confrontation but committed ceaseless hostile acts such as anti-DPRK "human rights" racket and leaflet scattering since the north and the south reached the agreement.
     The invectives let loose by the present chief executive at the UN arena marked the height of vicious provocations made by the south Korean authorities irritating and denying the dialogue partner.
     As far as the DPRK's war deterrent for self-defense, political system and human rights touted by her are concerned, they are the core issues it has consistently and firmly upheld for the sovereignty of the country, the dignity of the nation, prosperity and happiness of all generations to come.
     The U.S. imperialists and their followers' demand that the DPRK abandon these issues is little short of pressurizing the DPRK to appear before them with bare hand and become their slaves.
     The south Korean chief executive did not hesitate to make such provocative remarks throwing a wet blanket over the efforts of all Koreans for the improvement of inter-Korean relations and peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula. This makes one draw a conclusion that she is bereft of even elementary political sense and capacity to judge things.
     The reckless confrontation racket of the south Korean authorities has put not only the inter-Korean relations but the reunion of separated families and relatives being pushed forward with much effort at peril.
     The DPRK has no idea of showing leniency to those who are persistently pursuing confrontation in disregard of its magnanimity to achieve reconciliation.
     The south Korean authorities would be well advised to act with discretion, bearing in mind that their persistent confrontation racket against the compatriots is as foolish an act as becoming themselves targets of striking force of the Korean People's Army. -0-

Friday, 2 October 2015

Statement by H.E. Mr. RI SU YONG, Minister for Foreign Affairs of The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea At the General Debate of the 70th Session of The United Nations General Assembly New York, 1 October 2015

Statement by H.E. Mr. RI SU YONG,
Minister for Foreign Affairs of
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
At the General Debate of the 70th Session of
The United Nations General Assembly

New York, 1 October 2015

Mr. President,
I would like to congratulate you, Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, on your election as President of the meaningful 70th session of the UN General Assembly marking its 70th founding anniversary.

I hope this session under the theme of “The United Nations at 70: the Road ahead for Peace, Security and Human Rights” will round up with successful result under your able Presidency.

We are now at a crucial historic point in time reflecting on the 70 years of the UN and designing the road ahead.

First and foremost, it is important to draw experiences from the successes and learn lessons from the failures made in the activities of the UN over the past 70 years.

It is fortunate that the humankind has evaded a third world war during the past 70 years. It should be counted as a victory of the noble ideal of peace against war, which motivated for the most part the founding of the UN.

Upon entering a new Millennium, the world population living under the poverty line was reduced by half. This should also be considered to be another proud victory of the ideal of cooperation for development, which represents one of the two main pillars of the UN along with peace.

This notwithstanding, the world has never been peaceful over the past 70 years. Neither has the humankind ever lived in comfort. The world has undergone hundreds of wars and armed conflicts, big and small, some of which were driven to the brink of a nuclear disaster.

The peace demanded by the humankind is not the one that is fragile like a thin ice layer but the peace that is rock-firm, durable and permanent. It is not the “peace” of a slave bestowed upon him only when he becomes subservient to the master. Rather, it is the peace of dignity that an independent human being deserves to enjoy. Such peace remains yet as only a dream of the humankind.
The world has come a long way with tremendous changes of the times. However, the UN mechanism and functions or maintenance of peace and security are little different from the old stereotype formed at initial period of its founding.
The arbitrariness and undemocratic practices of the UN Security Council have not been redressed, due to which the UN as a sacred international organization is continuously abused as a monopolistic and confrontational arena by a few individual powers.

The result is that the world peace and security are under constant threat and the humankind bec]]omes accustomed to live with cloudy flame of war overhead against its will.

This is the biggest failure overshadowing the 70 year history of the UN as well as the greatest challenge we are facing in our road ahead.
Unless the sovereign equality enshrined in the UN Charter is completely translated into reality, the on-going practice of domination, inequality and unfairness cannot be eradicated at the UN. Until the present international relations are democratized, the UN will not be able to fulfill its mission to safeguard international peace and security.

Furthermore, the UN will be degraded into a hiding haven and camouflage for those forces disrupting and destroying peace and security.
This is the main lesson we learned as we look back on the 70 years of the UN.

Mr. President,

Reflected on every page of the UN history at 70 is the history of national division stained with misfortunes and pains that our people suffered over the past seven decades.
The same year when the UN was founded, our nation was liberated from the Japanese colonial rule and, yet divided into the north and the south by a foreign force. The same foreign force now sits on the Security Council as a permanent member state.
For the past seven decades from the very beginning of its founding up to this moment today, the UN has been completely abused as a tool to violate the sovereignty, dignity, peace and security of our nation.
It was none other than the “UN Temporary Commission on Korea” that granted the so-called “legitimacy” to the maneuvers of the United States which had fixed the division of our nation by framing up “a separate government” in south Korea in 1948.
It was also in the name of the “UN forces” that the troops of the United States and 15 other satellite countries used when they joined the Korean War in 1950.

At the 30th session of the UN General Assembly in 1975 a resolution was adopted on dismantling the “UN Command” and withdrawing all foreign troops from south Korea. Like all other resolutions voted against by the United States, this resolution also was not implemented.
At present, nearly 40,000 massive US troops are stationed in south Korea, outnumbering its troops in any other foreign country. The US commander in south Korea is also wearing the cap of the “UN Commander.” The large-scale nuclear war exercises held several times every year by the United States and south Korea during the past seven decades are commanded by this very “UN Commander.”
Even in the 21st century, the UN Security Council continues to commit arbitrary acts against the DPRK in flagrant violation of justice and international law.

In today’s world, there exists international law that defines the use of outer space as a sovereign right of every individual country and that there are more than 10 countries that launch satellites. However, the UN Security Council passed a “resolution” on prohibiting the DPRK only from launching the satellites.
Also nine countries in the world have already developed and conducted over 2,000 nuclear tests in total. But again, the Security Council adopted “resolutions” on prohibiting nuclear test of the DPRK which conducted nuclear tests only three times.
Last year, the United States launched yet another anti-DPRK smear campaign at the UN General Assembly and Security Council on the basis of the “Report of the Commission of Inquiry” on human rights situation in the DPRK that was fabricated with groundless evidences, thereby exposing that the UN is still no more than a tool which can be abused by the United States.

Our development of outer space for peaceful purposes is a legitimate right of a sovereign state and our nuclear test is a self-defensive measure to cope with the hostile policy and nuclear threat of the United States.
It is the steadfast resolve and position of the Government of the DPRK to safeguard its dignity by responding strongly to the end with all available self-defensive measures against the unjust acts of taking issue with the peaceful satellite launch.

The UN Charter provides that the UN Security Council acts on the principles of justice and international law. However, the UN is now turning into a chaotic arena, making it difficult to assess which one takes precedence between the UN Charter and the UN Security Council resolution.
Indeed, it is the tragedy of the 21st century that the UN Security Council with greatest responsibility and power becomes so reckless, ridiculed by one individual power.

Mr. President,

Late last August, the situation on the Korean peninsula had once again headed to the brink of war.
Though triggered by a small incident whose cause remains unknown, it became clear that such incident occurred every time when the large-scale joint military exercises conducted by the United States and south Korea reached their height.
In exercise of its right as a UN member state as enshrined in the UN Charter, the DPRK referred to the UN Security Council the aggressive and provocative large-scale joint military exercises of the United States and south Korea to be placed on the agenda of the Security Council as they constitute serious threats to international peace and security. It also referred the August incident to the Security Council.

The UN Security Council, however, remained silent on the referral every time.
What measure can the UN take when it is the “UN Commander” who commands the large-scale war exercises that create a vicious cycle of heightened tensions?
There are other extremely strange phenomena that cannot be explained in logic.
It is more than 20 years since the DPRK joined the UN. But in Panmunjom there still stand the flags of the DPRK and the UN against each other. In other words, the UN is in a state of war against one of its member states with their guns leveled against each other.

The successive UN Secretaries-General expressed their positions that the “UN Command” was not the mechanism under the UN control and that its dismantlement could be decided by the UN Security Council only.
In the long run, it means that that the “UN Command” can never be dismantled so long as the United States as a permanent member of the UN Security Council with veto agrees to it. Therefore, it establishes the equation that the UN equals the United States as the US troops are just the “UN forces” on the Korean peninsula.
In the interest of international peace and security and for the welfare and prosperity of the Korean nation, the UN should uphold the original purposes and principles of the UN Charter and address its abnormal relations with the DPRK.

The August incident clearly showed how fragile is the current peace on the Korean peninsula as it is in abnormal relationship with the UN.
One conclusion drawn from the cool-headed in-depth analysis of this incident is the fact that the present armistice agreement in its nominal form can no longer maintain peace on the Korean peninsula. The armistice agreement did not contain any provision which allows such aggressive and provocative large-scale war exercises.

The issue of replacing the armistice agreement with a peace treaty requires the bold decision of the United States before anyone else.
Although the inter-Korean relations have now entered a phase of relaxation with so much effort, its atmosphere is not yet as durable as desired. It is a distinct character of the situation of the Korean peninsula that even a minor act of provocation can lead to the aggravation of tensions and the freeze of the north-south relations in an instant.
Having gone through the August incident that made the northeast Asia and the entire world hold their breadth in anxiety, it has become a crucial issue today to replace the armistice agreement with a peace treaty with no further delay.

With regard to safeguarding peace on the Korean peninsula, there are issues to be addressed between the north and the south as well as other issues to be discussed between the DPRK and the United States.
In 1953 the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed between the Korean People’s Army and the Chinese Volunteers’ Army on one side and the “UN forces” on the other. With all other foreign troops withdrawn, only the DPRK and the United States are the parties on each side that have military prerogatives over their armed forces currently deployed in the Korean peninsula.

It is the United States that has the wartime operation control of the south Korean army and administers the armistice agreement as well.
It is high time for the United States to come up with the signing of a peace treaty. The Government of the DPRK is willing to hold constructive dialogue to prevent war and conflicts on the Korean peninsula, once the United States agrees to replace the armistice agreement with a peace treaty without claiming about someone’s “provocation” through mass media.
If the United States makes a policy change with courage, dramatic improvement will be effected in the security environment on the Korean peninsula and eventually lead to addressing security concerns of the United States.
This is the best option we can afford and the best solution we can offer at this forum of the UN as it looks back on the past 70 years and looks forward to the road ahead.

Mr. President,

The DPRK is strongly convinced that the urgent replacement of the armistice agreement with a peace treaty is the way to ensure peace and security on the Korean peninsula and redress the abnormal relations between the DPRK and the UN.
Further, it is with such belief that it will contribute helping the UN to remain true to its founding ideals and the purposes and principles of its Charter that the DPRK pledges to make sincere and dynamic efforts towards that end.

Objective Assessment of Validity of DPRK's Access to Nuclear Weapons: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, October 2 (KCNA) -- The British magazine The Week in a recent article said that the north's access to nuclear weapons plays the role of a shield deterring the U.S. from attacking north Korea, asserting that the DPRK's option was right in the light of the deplorable situation in Mid-east countries.
    The magazine said that after the September 11 incident the U.S. attacked Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and other countries, but not North Korea as it is possessed of nuclear weapons.
    This can not but be an objective estimation of the justice of the DPRK's possession of nuclear weapons that was prompted by the constant nuclear threat and threat of military aggression from the U.S.
    As known, the worldwide Cold-War has lasted for the past seven decades and wars, big or small, broke out in various regions but not in nuclear weapons states.
    In the past nuclear powers including the U.S. committed indiscriminate interference in the internal affairs and arbitrary practices against non nuclear states by abusing the partial international political structure.
    Those countries that sought to bolster capability for self-defence and have access to nuclear deterrence were subject to threat and blackmail through military pressure and economic sanctions. In the meantime, they were taken in by economic aid and propaganda for rapprochement.
    Even before the Iraqi war, the U.S. pressurized Iraq into destroying military hardware and facilities including missiles that formed the core of its armed forces. Then the U.S. started the war and swallowed Iraq up.
    Libya scrapped its decades-old nuclear program, pinning hope on big powers and yielding to their pressure and appeasement, and abandoned its nuclear deterrence. In the end it fell victim to aggression. The tragic situation of several countries including Libya teaches a serious lesson.
    Some countries on the Balkans and in Mideast fell victim to the interference in internal affairs and aggression by the U.S. and other Western forces because they neglected the work of increasing the defence capability.
    If a country is weak, it can not protect its sovereignty and dignity nor can it achieve the people's happiness and prosperity.
    The U.S. and other hostile forces are now loudly speaking of denuclearization, while getting busy to realize international cooperation in stand-off with the DPRK.
    Their last-ditch efforts to force the DPRK to scrap its nuclear deterrence clearly prove that the nuclear deterrence is the best means for defence that guarantees peaceful environment and stable conditions for the development and prosperity of the country and the nation.
    The aim sought by the U.S. is to force the DPRK to dismantle its nukes and overthrow its social system by employing every possible means and methods.
    The hostile forces have to clearly understand that the DPRK is neither Iraq nor Libya.
    The measures for bolstering up its military muscle, a legitimate right to self-defence, will remain unchanged no matter what others may say and no matter how the situation may change.
    The army and people of the DPRK will hold more tightly the treasured sword of nuclear weapons and pave a wide avenue to prosperity in the face of the U.S. imperialists' ever-increasing moves for military pressure, blockade, appeasement and deception.
    The DPRK will continue to bolster its nuclear deterrence for self-defence unless the U.S. rolls back its outdated hostile policy toward the DPRK. -0-

ASSPUK and JISGE on the 20th anniversary of the publication of "The Workers Party of Korea is the Party of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung "

    London 2nd  of October Juche 104(2015)

The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK and Juche Idea Study Group of England today issued a joint statement on the 20th of anniversary of the publication of the work "The Workers Party of Korea is the Party of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung " by the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL:

It is some 20 years since the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL published the work "to mark the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea , the steel strong party of Juche and supreme general staff of the 
Korean revolution.  This work not only analyses the history of the Workers' Party of Korea but laid down principles to guide it present and future work by stipulating that it must always be the Party of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG and it must be a motherly party that always looks after people.
                   Comrade KIM JONG IL elaborates how the WPK's whole history and achievement are intimately connected with the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG ;
"The history of the Workers’ Party of Korea is precisely the history of respected Comrade Kim Il Sung’s great revolutionary activities. Both the thorny path of our Party’s struggle and its road of glorious victory bear his sacred footprints. Both our Party’s great achievements and its unbreakable strength and high prestige are associated with his respectful name"

Indeed , as comrade KIM JONG IL , points out in the work , the WPK under the revolutionary leadership of the great leader comrade KIM IL SUNG has traversed a road of hard struggle, a struggle against the imperialists, class enemies, revisionists and opportunists .
            Comrade KIM JONG IL fully  underscores the need to maintain and develop the monolithic ideological system of Juche , the monolithic ideological system of Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism.  
The greatest feats comrade KIM JONG IL performed in the history of Juche-oriented party building  were to lay a  foundation stone  for glorifying the WPK as the eternal party of the leader.
    Thanks to the wise leadership of   comrade KIM JONG  IL who conducted party building and activities as intended by the great comrade leader comrade KIM IL SUNG  and the way he did even under the complicated world political situation, the revolutionary character of the WPK as the party of the leader has been invariably preserved.

The work "The Workers Party of Korea is the Party of the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung "   makes an invaluable contribution to the theory of Juche-orientated Party building as well as the theory of the international communist and workers' movement.

We highly commend this work to our members and supporters and call for a deep study of it .