Tuesday, 31 January 2017

ASSPUK, JISGE, UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu -UN should help abducted DPRK citizens

                                 ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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   London 31st of January  Juche 106(2017)
 The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE),the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued the following joint statement supporting the calls of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) for the safe return of its abucted citizens:
  Recently  diplomatic representatives of the DPRK  have written to the President of the UN Human Rights Council,  the UN Secretary General and the UN Commissioner for Human Rights  concerning the cases of the abduction of the 12 waitresses from Ningbo, Zhejiang Province of China to south Korea in April 2016 and the case of DPRK Citizen Ms Kim Ryon Hui who was tricked into going to south Korea in 2011 and has requested many times to be returned to the DPRK where her family are. The representatives of the DPRK have requested the assistance of the UN in these cases and had written letters previously requesting the assistance of the UN in the return of the abductees.
   The abduction of the waitresses by the south Korean puppet National Intelligence Service is is a crime contrary to humanity, denying the most primary human rights, which are specified clearly in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and relevant international human rights convention. The continuined enforced stay of Ms Kim Ryon Hui in south Korea is also a crime against humanity.
  Our organisations  hope that the UN will show impartiality and uphold justice by assisting in the
return of the abductees to their homeland the DPRK where their families reside.
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

Quotes from the great leader President KIM IL SUNG on the nature of US imperialism

                                 

                                                            
All imperialism, without exception, is aggressive in nature, be it Japanese imperialism or US imperialism, the imperialism of yesterday or the imperialism of today.
Just as the brutish nature of a wolf cannot change, so the aggressive nature of imperialism can never change. Catch a wolf cub and raise it; the beast will still do harm to people and flee into the mountains when it grows up. If the aggressive nature of imperialism changed, it would mean that imperialism had already ceased to exist. So long as imperialism remains, its aggressive nature will remain. We should categorically reject the allegation of the revisionists that the aggressive nature of imperialism has changed...

 From the first days of their contact with our country, the Japanese and US imperialists tried to swallow our country and schemed to plunder our people of their wealth. The Americans robbed our country of great quantities of gold. The gold they took away from the Unsan, Taeyudong and Suan Mines alone amounts to a tremendous figure. In many places there still remain traces of those Yankees who pottered about the high mountains and deep valleys to rob Korea of its gold. I found a Western-style house on the mountain pass of Changsong, and asked the old men there what it was. They said that it was built by an American who lived there for a year, during which time he made trips on horseback in search of gold. I suggested that it would be a good idea to maintain the house in good state so that we can show it to our future generations.
The crafty Yankees plundered Korea of a huge amount of gold, of which they spent a negligible sum to set up a few “charity hospitals” and the like, and distribute some bags of quinine to Christian converts. Besides, in order to train the spies they needed, they picked out some Koreans and sent them to study in the United States. In doing so, they proclaimed that they were benefactors and were helping Koreans"

                       

Report of Conference about DPRK organised by KFA Spain and Juche Idea Study Group (GEIJ) of Madrid

 https://ideajuchemadrid.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/conferencia-sobre-la-rpdc/#more-562
Conference about the DPRK.
On Saturday, January 28, the Korean Friendship Association (KFA) and the Juche Idea Study Group (GEIJ) of Madrid, we organized a conference in Madrid about the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The act took place in the Center of Harmony of Tres Cantos, at 17.30.
We focused the talk on cultural aspects related to the trips made by the three speakers: Emilio, an expert on oriental cultures and a friend of Korea who traveled to the DPRK on two occasions, in 1987 and 1991; Mario, National Commissar of the KFA and First Secretary of the GEIJ of Madrid, who traveled in 2014; And Mikel, Official Delegate of the KFA and Director of the GEIJ of Madrid, who traveled to Korea in September 2016. The event was attended by about twenty people and was covered by KFA-Radio in order to carry out a special program on the meeting.
Mario made a short introduction, and after reviewing the history of Korea, he talked about culture, cinema, sport, art and science, among many other things. He pointed out the importance of the development of education and popular culture after the Revolution, and how the socialist economic base influences the superstructure. He told us about the International Film Festival, the Pyongyang Marathon and the Wonsan International Children’s Camp. He sugested the attendees to travel to the DPRK, a country unique in its characteristics.
Emilio recounted his experience focusing on spiritual aspects. He spoke about the affection with which he was treated there, as well as of the love of the Masses towards the Leaders and the Fatherland. He commented on the meaning of the work of the Koreans, who more than fulfill their duty they understand their work as a true mission. He also talked about family, nature, and about the dignity and the organization in the DPRK.
Finally, Mikel recounted how his trip was more politicized, introducing the attendees to the Juche Idea and the Songun Politics.
Then there was an interesting and lively round of questions and answers, which dealt with topics of the most varied: clothing, free time, ecology, woman, defense of the country, religion, medicine, martial arts, etc.
The act lasted until almost three hours. This activity also served us to celebrate the Lunar New Year, since after the talk we had a pleasant encounter with comrades and friends of the People’s Korea. It was an interesting and fruitful experience, sure to repeat in the near future.

DPRK Permanent Rep. Sends Letter to UN Secretary General

   Pyongyang, January 31 (KCNA) -- Ja Song Nam, permanent representative of the DPRK to the United Nations, sent a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on January 27.
    The letter said:
    I have the honor of writing to you to draw your attention to the enticed group abduction of DPRK citizens by the south Korean authorities, which constitutes a contemporary form of human rights violation deserving international condemnation but still remains being connived.
    As already known, the south Korean authorities, engrossed with the smear campaign against the DPRK, let the agents of NIS (National Intelligence Service) commit the heinous terrorist act of alluring and abducting the DPRK's women citizens in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province of China in broad daylight in early April 2016 to south Korea.
    In this regards I would like to recall my letter sent to your predecessor dated May 17, 2016, asking for an urgent action for the repatriation of the abducted DPRK women citizens and the letters from the families of the abductees sent respectively twice to the President of the Human Right Council (as enclosed in the Note Verbales of the DPRK Permanent Mission in Geneva Ref. No. 0036 dated 22 April, 2016 and Ref. No. 0077 dated 30 November 2016), and twice to the High Commissioner for Human Rights (as enclosed in the Note Verbales of the DPRK Permanent Mission in Geneva Ref. No. 0037 dated 22 April, 2016 and Ref. No. 0076 dated 30 November, 2016), earnestly appealing for help so that their beloved daughters return home as quickly as possible.
    We cannot but express our disappointment at the fact that no action has been taken by the UN until now as we have entered 2017 without even a reply to our letters.
    The United Nations and its human rights organs, true to their entrusted mandate and duty, will have to respond to the earnest demand of the families of the abductees for bringing the south Korean authorities before the court of justice and having their beloved daughters back to their parents.
    I would like to take this opportunity to urge for an appropriate action by your office for an immediate repatriation of Kim Ryon Hui, a DPRK citizen who has repeatedly appealed through south Korean and international media for help so that she can return home, lamenting herself of having been tricked to south Korea in September 2011.
    The enticed abduction of DPRK citizens by the south Korean authorities constitutes a crime against humanity which has resulted in division of families artificially separating parents and children. Hence how to deal with this case will be a touchstone testing the true stand of the UN for the promotion and protection of human rights.
    We will not cease our struggle until the repatriation of DPRK citizens who were enticed and abducted by the south Korean authorities and will continue to seek any further action as may be required while closely following any step to be taken by the UN.
    I look forward to receiving your positive reply concerning this issue. -0-

Letter to President of UN Human Rights Council

 Pyongyang, January 31 (KCNA) -- So Se Phyong, DPRK permanent representative to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva, sent a letter to Joaquin Alexander Maza Martelli, president of the UN Human Rights Council, on January 27.
    The letter said:
    I have the honor of writing to you to draw your attention to the enticed group abduction of DPRK citizens by the south Korean authorities, which constitutes a contemporary form of human rights violation deserving international condemnation but still remains being connived.
    As already known, the south Korean authorities, engrossed with the smear campaign against the DPRK, let the agents of NIS (National Intelligence Service) commit the heinous terrorist act of alluring and abducting the DPRK's women citizens in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province of China in broad daylight in early April 2016 to south Korea.
    In this regard I would like to recall my letter (A/HRC/32/G/7) sent to your predecessor dated May 17, 2016 asking for an urgent action for the repatriation of the abducted DPRK women citizens and the letters from the families of the abductees sent to your predecessor twice (as enclosed in the Note Verbales of the DPRK Permanent Mission in Geneva Ref. No. 0036 dated 22 April 2016 and Ref. No. 0077 dated 30 November 2016), earnestly appealing for help so that their beloved daughters return home as quickly as possible.
    We cannot but express our disappointment at the fact that no action has been taken by your office until now as we have entered 2017 without even a reply to our letters.
    The UN human rights organs, true to their entrusted mandate and duty, will have to respond to the earnest demand of the families of the abductees for bringing the south Korean authorities before the court of justice and having their beloved daughters back to their parents.
    On this opportunity, I would also like to urge for an appropriate action by your office for an immediate repatriation of Kim Ryon Hui, a DPRK citizen who has repeatedly appealed through south Korean and international media for help so that she can return home, lamenting herself of having been tricked to south Korea in September 2011.
    The enticed abduction of DPRK citizens by the south Korean authorities constitutes a crime against humanity which has resulted in division of families artificially separating parents and children. Hence how to deal with this case will be a touchstone testing the true stand of your office for the promotion and protection of human rights.
    We will not cease our struggle until the repatriation of DPRK citizens who were enticed and abducted by the south Korean authorities and will continue to seek any further action as may be required while closely following any step to be taken by your office.
    I look forward to receiving your positive reply concerning this issue. -

Monday, 30 January 2017

Sunday, 29 January 2017

ASSPUK , JISGE, UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu on the 69th anniversary of the foundation of the regular revolutionary armed force the Korean People's Army

                        ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
http://www.uk-songun.com/index.php email juche007@yahoo.co.uk                

                                
                    London 29th of January  Juche 106(2017)
 The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE),the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued the following joint statement on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the foundation of the regular revolutionary armed forces of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Korean People's Army on the 8th of February :
   It is some 69 years since the Korean People's Revolutionary Army which had fought the marauding  and aggressive Japanese imperialists , was transformed into a standing regular armed force by the great leader President Kim Il Sung 
   The KPA is the unique Juche based and Songun based revolutionary armed force of the Korean people. It is an army of the people, an army of the revolution and an army of the working class and Workers' Party of Korea.
 The great leader President Kim Il Sung, an ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commander  and gifted military strategist , put forward the line of building the army after the liberation of Korea and developed the Korean People's Revolutionary Army into the Korean People's Army, modern regular armed forces, performing the undying feats in the history of the building of the revolutionary armed forces.
    The KPA, the  regular revolutionary armed force founded by the great leader President Kim Il Sung followed a glorious road. In the 1950s the KPA beat back the U.S. imperialists' invasion to swallow up the DPRK in its cradle and demonstrated the dignity and honour of the DPRK and Korean people during the Fatherland Liberation War. Later the regular revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK inflicted defeats on the US imperialists during the "Pueblo Incident ", the EC121 Incident, the Panmunjom incident of 1976 and the 1994 helicopter incident.
  After the baton of supreme commander passed to the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il the KPA inflicted defeats on the  south Korean fascist war provokers  in the West sea and at Yongphyong Island .
                         

 Delegations of the ASSPUK and JISGE witnessed the incredible steel-like unity and total discipline of the Korean People's Army at the military parades of April 2012, July 2013 and October 2015.
     Now under the command of dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un the regular revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK are growing stronger each day. The DPRK has developed Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles and will soon demonstrate to the world its ICBM capability. We are convinced that led by respected Marshal Kim Jong Un , the Songun brilliant commander  the KPA will win final victory over the US imperialists and reunify the  country .
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Builders of Ryomyong Street Vow to Finish Project before Day of Sun

  Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- An army-people rally took place on the spot on Jan. 27 to vow to finish the construction of Ryomyong Street without fail before the Day of the Sun, in hearty response to the on-site instructions of respected Supreme Leader
Kim Jong Un.
    Present there were Vice Marshal of the Korean People's Army Hwang Pyong So, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., Workers' Party of Korea, vice-chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and director of the KPA General Political Bureau, officials of party and armed forces organs and KPA commanding officers and civilian officials, solider-builders and civilian shock brigade members involved in the construction.
    Hwang said in his report that Kim Jong Un showed his deep trust in all the servicepersons and civilians involved in the construction of Ryomyong Street and greatly encouraged them during his inspection of the construction site.
    The reporter noted that Kim Jong Un expressed his great satisfaction over the progress of the street construction while going round its various parts for hours and ardently called for completing the construction till the Day of the Sun without fail.
    The reporter stressed that the construction of Ryomyong Street should be finished at the highest level, true to Kim Jong Un's on-site instructions.
    The speakers expressed the resolve to complete the project without fail before the Day of the Sun and thus fully demonstrate before the world that Korea's victory is truth and science. -0-

Kim Jong Un Guides Winter River-crossing Attack Tactical Drill








 Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK, guided the winter river-crossing attack tactical drill of the reinforced tank and armored infantry regiment.     The purpose of the drill was to let sub-units of tankmen and armored infantrymen conduct forced crossing and pursuit combat so that they may acquire methods of coordinated operation and combat to wipe out under the cover of flying corps the enemy troops which rapidly went over to defence and thus confirm the feasibility of the operation and combat plan and further round off the combat preparations.
    At the observation post he received a report of the commander of the First Tank and Armored Infantry Regiment of the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su Guards 105th Tank Division of the Korean People's Army and issued an order to start the drill.
    An engineering reconnaissance was conducted before combatants crossed the frozen river like the lightning. Then they stormed and occupied heights of the enemy on the opposite bank of the river all of a sudden before moving to the depth of its area and fire power strike means of the regiment pounded the "enemy" bases.
    Upon receiving the call of the regiment for fire support, helicopter gunships made successive merciless air raids on the targets.
    The rumbling of amphibious tanks and armored cars crossing the river and the sound of blowing up ice for building floating-bridges seemed to rock heaven and earth.
    The crossing ground was reminiscent of a cauldron as tanks and armored cars broke through the "enemy's" defense line like the wind and made a hot pursuit of the fleeing enemy troops.
    Pleased to see the successful training, respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un highly praised the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su Guards 105th Tank Division of the Korean People's Army, saying it is distinguished, indeed, as it is widely known to be the strongest in the People's Army.
    He underscored the need for the People's Army to frequently organize more similar high-intensity rehearsals under the simulated conditions of a real war in the future irrespective of seasons and day and night to suit the natural and geographical and climatic features of Korea so as to steadily study and round off the combat methods and accumulate a wealth of combat experience. He called for more firmly preparing all tanks and armored cars of the People's Army so that they may perform any operation and combat duty independently and pro-actively and thus overcome mountains, marshlands, rivers and streams in the theaters of offensive operations in the southern part at one go and wipe out the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean puppet forces like the lightning.
    He gave instructions which would serve as guidelines for rounding off the combat preparations of the KPA.
    He stressed that its service personnel should make their training more intensive the way the anti-Japanese guerrillas did in Mt. Paektu as required by the Party's policy of bringing about a radical turn in training, always bearing in mind that their training leads to the square of a military parade celebrating national reunification and bolstering up the army guarantees the victorious advance of the Korean revolution and a bright future of the socialist country. -0-        (2017.01.28)

ASSPUK and JISGE on the 14th anniversary of the publication of "The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution."

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
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London 28th of January Juche 106(2017)
 
The Association for the Study of Songun Politics UK and the Juche Idea Study Group of England issued the following joint statement on the 14th anniversary of the publication of the work
The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution." by the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL;
On the 29th of January 2003 , shortly after the DPRK had announced its withdrawal from the unjust and one-sided “Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty “, the great leader comrade KIM JONG ILpublished the work “ The  Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution."This work gives a comphrensive overview of the Songun idea and its application as Songun politics. In the work the great leader comrade KIM JONG IL he glorious history of the Korean revolution that was started and has triumphed under the banner of Songun and comprehensively deals with the essence, features, validity and vitality of the Songun politics of the Workers' Party of Korea and theoretical and practical issues concerning the politics.
 The work serves as an encyclopedic document giving perfect answers to the issues arising in the struggle to achieve the independence of the popular masses and precious ideological and theoretical guidelines to be always held fast to in building a thriving nation and accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche.
Songun is the treasured sword for defending the independence of People's Korea and safeguardingJuche-based socialism. Moreover in the years since the publication of “ The Songun-based Revolutionary Line Is a Great Revolutionary Line of Our Era and an Ever-Victorious Banner of Our Revolution” Songun politics is recognised by the world revolutionary as the revolutionary anti-imperialist politics of the 21st century. The publication of the work deal a heavy blow to those opportunist and revisionist forces advocating compromise with imperialism and capitulation.
Therefore on the occasion of the 14th anniversary of this classic work we highly commend it and call for a deep study of it.
ASSPUK
JISGE

ASSPUK,JISGE , UK KFA and UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu oppose south Korean war moves and support peaceful reunification

       ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
http://www.uk-songun.com/index.php email juche007@yahoo.co.uk
  London 28th of January Juche 106 (2017)           
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE),the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued the following joint statement in support of the peaceful reunification of the Korea nation and opposing war moves of the south Korean puppets and US imperialists;
  On the 26th of January this year the north, the south and overseas headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea's Reunification (Pomminryon ) held a meeting of its Co-Chairman and adopted a resolution which called for removing the source of war on the Korean peninsula and  carrying out various activities to bring about an improvement of inter-Korean relations and reunification. Pomminryon in its resolution noted that this year will see the the 45th anniversary of the historic north -south joint statement and the 10th anniversary of the October 4th declaration . The struggle of the Korean people for independent reunification assumes an even greater importance than before.
  Our organisations strongly support the resolution of Pomminryon and reiterate our support for the
Joint appeal of the DPRK government , parties and organisations.
  It is indeed shameful that the south Korean puppets have ignored the excellent proposals for Korean reunification, including the holding of a Pan-National Congress for reunification, that were made by dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN in his 2017 New Year Address. Instead they  staged winter warfare exercises against People's Korea in collusion with the US imperialist the sworn enemy of the Korean people.
  We denounce and condemn this blatant and provocative warmongering by the south Korean puppets . We call upon the south Korean authorities to stop all military exercises at once and desist
from their confrontational moves against People's Korea !
KOREA IS ONE !
DOWN WITH THE SOUTH KOREAN PUPPET REGIME !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

Joint Resolution of Pomminryon

   Pyongyang, January 26 (KCNA) -- The north, the south and overseas headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea's Reunification (Pomminryon) held a meeting of Pomminryon co-chairmen and adopted a joint resolution on Thursday.
    Noting that the north side recently held a joint conference of the government, political parties and organizations and called for opening up a broad avenue to independent reunification by the concerted efforts of all Koreans this year, the resolution said:
    Pomminryon supports the patriotic appeal of the north side, recognizing that it serves as a practical way for opening up a broad avenue to independent reunification and it also fully agrees with the main mission of Pomminryon and its action program for this year.
    Pomminryon, which has led the way for independent reunification, expresses the following resolution to step up a grand nationwide march toward reunification, firmly holding hands with compatriots from all walks of life at home and abroad who hope for peace and reunification of the country, this significant year marking the 45th anniversary of the publication of the July 4 joint statement and the 10th anniversary of the publication of the October 4 declaration.
    Pomminryon will continuously strive in the van to remove the source of war and provide peaceful environment.
    Pomminryon will conduct positive activities to rev up an atmosphere for improving the relations between the north and the south.
    It will encourage multi-sided dialogue and negotiations and exchange of visits and contacts for implementing the north-south agreements and categorically smash all sorts of confrontation moves denying the agreements and hindering their implementation.
    Pomminryon will open up a heyday for a nationwide reunification movement through successful holding of a pan-national reunification gathering.
    Pomminryon will take the lead in promoting the pan-national movement to frustrate the challenges of the separatist forces at home and abroad going against the nation's desire for reunification.
    The resolution called on all Koreans to cherish deep in their mind the responsibility and mission as vanguard for independent reunification and standard-bearer of great national unity and vigorously struggle to glorify this year as a year of opening up a new phase for independent reunification. -0-

Friday, 27 January 2017

[DPRK Song] We Will Hold Generalissimo Kim Il Sung in High Esteem Forever

ASSPUK,JISGE, UK KFA and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu support DPRK Foreign Ministry statement on Independence, Peace and Friendship

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF SONGUN POLITICS UK
http://www.uk-songun.com/index.php email juche007@yahoo.co.uk

London 27th of January Juche 106 (2017)             
The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE),the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued the following joint statement in support of the statement of the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued on the 26th of January :
The dear respected leader Marshal KIM JONG UN in his New Year Address for 2017 reaffirmed the inviolable basic stance of the DPRK in foreign affairs namely , independence , peace and friendship. This is the cornerstone of the DPRK's foreign policy laid down by the great leaders President KIM IL SUNG and Chairman KIM JONG IL .Now the DPRK will actively develop its external relations on on the basis that it is both a dignified independent power and a nuclear power.
The principles of independence ,peace and friendship are an application of the great Juche in the sphere of international relations. Moreover they represent realistic guidelines for the development of foreign relations. The DPRK does not accept interference in its internal affairs but it at the same time it does not interfere in other countries nor impose its will on others.
The world today is full of example of countries interfering in other countries and imposing their will on other countries. The main culprit is the US but other Western imperialist powers and the big powers also interfere in the affairs of other countries. For world peace it is essential for the US and others to stop intervening in other countries and respect their sovereignty.
Our organisations are very sure that the DPRK will make a great contribution to realising the dream of a new independent and peaceful world and will dynamically develop its foreign relations.
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA

UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu


KCNA Commentary Slams "Education in Love for Country" Advocated by S. Korean Regime

   Pyongyang, January 27 (KCNA) -- The south Korean conservative forces are mulling intensifying education in anti-communism and worship and flunkeyism toward America in a bid to tighten the "alliance" with the U.S.
    The Patriots and Veterans Affairs Agency of south Korea made public a "report on business plan for 2017" on January 4 in which it revealed its intention to "intensify the education in love for the country" with a view to tightening the south Korea-U.S. alliance. It claimed that the alliance has played a key role in deterring war, developing the economy and achieving democracy for the last several decades in south Korea and, therefore, it would include in the contents of education the measure for boosting "south Korea-U.S. alliance" to cope with the "nuclear and missile threat from the north."
    This is an unpardonable action to reduce the south Korean people to mental cripples obsessed with illusion about the U.S., the sworn enemy of the nation, and sycophancy and submission to it and drive them into confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north.
    The U.S.-south Korea alliance which the south Korean conservative forces consider as "the mainstay of peace and stability in Northeast Asia is the alliance between the master and servant. It is nothing but a tool for strengthening the U.S. domination, interference and subjugation of south Korea.
    The U.S. is neither "liberator" nor "helper" nor "guardian."
    This is proved by the disgraceful history of the U.S. military occupation of south Korea and domination over it and the present miserable reality.
    The U.S. calls south Korea, its colonial stooge, an "ally" but, in actuality, it is no more than a shock brigade for carrying out the former's strategy of domination over Asia-Pacific and realizing its ambition for world supremacy.
    The U.S. concluded all kinds of humiliating treaties like the SOFA with south Korea by pressurizing its lackeys under the signboard "alliance".
    Owing to the south Korean ruling quarters' "theory of giving priority to the south Korea-U.S. alliance" and regarding the "U.S. absolute", south Korea turned into a complete colony of the U.S. as its politics, economy and OPECON are left to outsiders' tender mercy.
    Economic slump, deteriorated people's living, wanton violation of democracy and serious human rights abuses in south Korea are entirely attributable to the U.S.-south Korea "alliance".
    It is none other than the U.S. which blocks Korea's reunification, the cherished desire of its nation.
    Public opinion says that the U.S. has gained treble or quadruple profits from its colony south Korea, but it may sacrifice south Korea to attain its higher goal of world supremacy and to this end it is mulling knocking into shape a triangular alliance involving the U.S., Japan and south Korea and forcing the deployment of THAAD on Seoul. This is a right comment on the humiliating nature of the alliance.
    The reality goes to prove that the U.S. is the root cause of the misfortune and pain of the south Korean people and any illusion and sycophancy and submission to it only bring disgrace and disaster.
    Nevertheless, the faithful running dogs of the U.S. are working hard to strengthen the above-said education. This is nothing but a cynical ploy to cover up their crimes committed against the nation through sycophancy and treachery and prolong their remaining days depending on the U.S.
    Unpardonable are the reckless actions of those traitors.
    No matter what rhetoric the south Korean puppet group may let out to benumb the south Korean people's consciousness of independence against the U.S., they can never stem the trend of the times towards independence and national reunification.
    All the south Korean people should remain vigilant against the above-said education advocated by the conservative group as they have painfully experienced what the successive puppet rulers did under the cloak of "alliance" with the U.S. -0

Possession of Powerful Strength Is Truth for Defending Sovereignty: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, January 27 (KCNA) -- Japan launched military satellite Kirameki-2 on Jan. 24.
    Kirameki-2, the first independent satellite of the Defence Ministry, will be reportedly used for commanding and controlling all units of the "Self-defence Forces" and information sharing among them.
    Now the Japanese reactionaries insist that the purpose of the satellite launch is to contain the DPRK but it is clear to even a mere child that it is targeting the neighboring countries.
    What matters is that the U.S. and its vassal forces, which cried out for "sanctions" after branding the DPRK's launch of satellite for peaceful purposes as a "provocation" and "threat", are keeping mum about the military satellite launch of Japan.
    Under the double-dealing standard unilaterally set by the U.S., the bullying forces term the DPRK's legitimate exercise of satellite launch for peaceful purposes "illegal" and "provocation" but tacitly connive at some countries' satellite launch for clear military purposes. This is a common practice on the international arena at present.
    The world political arena today turned into a theater of violence centered on big powers in which justice, truth, conscience, obligation, equality and respect gradually disappear and injustice, strong-arm politics, hegemony, arbitrary practices, aggression and domination prevail and the most elementary principle governing the international relations set by humankind under agreement are disregarded.
    The U.S.-led imperialist forces resort to undisguised domination and interference, openly violating weak and small nations' sovereignty and the right to existence.
    They insist on the jungle logic that other countries must not do what they do and even take issue with the sovereign states' legitimate right and legitimate exercise of sovereignty.
    The "privileged" forces who lord it over the UN and other arenas of the world unilaterally handle all the issues to meet their interests in wanton violation of the independent requirements and interests of majority of the developing countries.
    The trend of the situation surrounding the DPRK clearly reflects the epitome of the extremely unfair world politics.
    The DPRK has been exposed to unprecedented nuclear threat and blackmail and political, economic and military pressure for decades for the mere reason that it has not yielded to the U.S. high-handed and arbitrary practices.
    In recent years the U.S. openly cried out for "regime change" and "collapse of social system" while describing the DPRK's declaration of its possession of smaller H-bomb and its military measures for self-defence as "serious threat" and "provocation" to the world peace and security and hurling huge nuclear strike means into the Korean peninsula.
    In the world which sees the rein of the jungle law whereby justice is branded as injustice if one is weak, the DPRK had access to nuclear weapons, prompted by its noble sense of obligation to defend the sovereignty and dignity of the nation more valuable than one's own life in the face of the high-handed and arbitrary practices of the U.S. and other big powers and usher in the historic era of independent reunification and peace and prosperity for all the generations to come by its own efforts.
    It is the truth proven by history that one has to build up one's own strength in order to protect the dignity and sovereignty of the nation. -0-

Thursday, 26 January 2017

KCNA Commentary Lays Bare Ban Ki-moon's Limitless Greed for Power


Pyongyang, January 26 (KCNA) -- The true colors of Ban Ki-moon as a heinous confrontation maniac and greedy power seeker are being brought to light as the days go by.
Ban visited the "Exhibition of 'Cheonan' Warship" in Phyongthaek, Kyonggi Province of south Korea on January 15 as the first leg of his tour. There he talked rubbish that it is clear the ship was sunk by an explosion and it is necessary to strengthen the security posture to prevent such incident as sinking of "Cheonan".
He went the lengths of jabbering that THAAD is exactly a defensive means to cope with the north's development of nuclear weapons and technology of ballistic missiles and its deployment is a proper measure in the light of such situation as the state of semi-war prevailing on the peninsula.
What he uttered is a revelation of the sinister intention of the confrontation maniac to improve his image by currying favor with the U.S. and conservative forces keen to keep the policy of confrontation towards the DPRK and a disgusting behavior of the man greedy for power.
As far as Ban Ki-moon is concerned, he is a guy who went busy escalating the situation on the Korean peninsula and disturbing the regional peace and stability, zealously pursuant to the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
Discarding the duty of the UN secretary general which is to play the key role in protecting the UN Charter, a law governing the handling of the issues of global peace, security and international relations, Ban during his office at the UN cooked up every year "resolutions on sanctions against the north" and "resolutions on human rights in the north" as a faithful servant of the U.S.
He openly supported and welcomed the confrontation policy of the south Korean conservative forces such as the "confidence-building process on the Korean peninsula" and south Korea-Japan "agreement on sexual slavery" and persistently tried to boost international "cooperation in pressurizing north" on every opportunity.
He backed the "north policy" pursued by Park Geun Hye, saying that the "south Korean regime is properly coping with the nuclear issue of the north" and "there will be no dialogue without denuclearization."
Days ago, Ban Ki-moon-Park Geun Hye secret agreement was disclosed. It called for setting up the "Korean peninsula peace committee" in the UN and letting Park Geun Hye head it and helping her receive Nobel Peace Prize in return for enabling Ban become "president."
All these facts go to prove that Ban and Park are just the same political charlatans and betes noires keen on self-interests as their inveterate habit is confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north and treachery is their mode of existence.
Ban Ki-moon, a faithful running dog of the U.S., is bound to meet the same miserable end as that of Park Geun Hye. -0-

KCNA Commentary Hits S. Korean Regime's "All-defensive Diplomacy"

 Pyongyang, January 26 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet forces are persistently getting hell-bent on the anti-reunification sycophantic and treacherous moves.
    They called their ambassadors to the U.S., Japan, China and Russia and the UN to Seoul on Jan. 16 for an urgent meeting for measures related to the issue of diplomacy and security. At this confab they vociferated about the need to "enlist international cooperation in putting pressure upon the north over the nuclear issue" through what they called "all-defensive diplomacy".
    This is nothing but a heinous treachery to disable the DPRK's nuclear weapons for self-defense at any cost by persistently chilling the nation's desire for improving the inter-Korean relations and achieving national reunification.
    The campaign, kicked up by the group of traitors to garner "cooperation in pressurizing the north" as the last resort, is aimed to stand in confrontation with the DPRK to the end in a bid to convince their American master that they still can serve as running dogs for him.
    The DPRK's nuclear force serves as a powerful treasured sword for achieving the country's reunification and protecting the nation as its mission is to punish the U.S., the sworn enemy of reunification and arch criminal keen to stifle the DPRK.
    The greatest danger to south Korea is the unprecedented pressure from surrounding countries and the U.S., not nukes of the DPRK.
    The south Korean puppet forces are now under strong pressure by their master U.S. to offer more upkeep of the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces in south Korea though they have kowtowed to him so far.
    It is well known that they are subject to political and economic isolation and military threat from their neighboring countries for having taken the lead in the moves to introduce THAAD.
    This is an inevitable product of the policy of sycophancy and treachery and dependence on outside forces followed by the puppet forces. They have sold off the nation's dignity and interests to outside forces without hesitation and played the role of a shock brigade in carrying out their master's strategy for dominating the world in a bid to amass fortune and prolong their remaining days.
    The above-said campaign kicked up by the puppet forces, instead of joining hands with the DPRK, a nuclear power in the East, would only precipitate their self-destruction.
    The confrontation being escalated by the puppet regime with the DPRK would only further convert south Korea into an outpost for carrying out the U.S. strategy to dominate Asia-Pacific and drive the situation on the Korean peninsula and in the region into extreme tension.
    Its advocacy of "all-defensive diplomacy" is little short of jumping itself into the range of merciless retaliatory nuclear strikes of the DPRK and regional nuclear powers at the U.S.
    The south Korean puppet forces would be well advised to stop going reckless, well aware of the catastrophic consequences to be entailed by their heinous criminal moves. -0-

Kim Jong Un Provides Field Guidance to Construction Site of Ryomyong Street
















  Pyongyang, January 26 (KCNA) --
Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK State Affairs Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, provided field guidance to the construction site of Ryomyong Street. He ardently appealed to all service personnel and builders involved in the project to wind up the construction before the Day of the Sun at any cost and thus fully demonstrate the mightiness and national power of Juche Korea.     After being briefed on the project before a map showing the bird's- eye view of the street and its relief map, respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un went round various places of the construction site to learn in detail about the construction.
    He gave instructions concerning the completion of the project. He underscored the need to meticulously organize and command the construction work, scrupulously distribute manpower, effectively operate equipment and properly supply construction materials on the basis of the carefully worked out operation plan, step up the interior and exterior work of the buildings in the highest quality, conduct the trial operation of electric, heating, water supply and drainage systems in a responsible manner, bring greening and land leveling in step with the construction project and take necessary measures for successfully protecting and managing the apartment houses and public facilities based on the technology of green architecture.
    Enjoying a bird's-eye view of the construction site of the street with satisfaction, he said: "This place demonstrates the indomitable mental power of all service personnel and people who are building a paradise for the people without an equal in the world by their own efforts, the mettle of Juche Korea dashing ahead like the wind and a high level of socialist civilization".
    He said that the building of the street is not a simple formation of the street but the confrontation between socialism and imperialism and a campaign for defending socialism as it is under way amid the enemies' desperate military pressure and economic sanctions to block the DPRK's advance at any cost. He stressed that its construction goes to prove once again that neither sanctions nor pressure can ever check the victorious advance of the army and people of the DPRK along the road chosen by them.
    "We built streets one by one to be proud of in the world every year and are pushing forward the construction of Ryomyong Street much bigger than other ones in its scale and volume of the project by our own efforts and with our technology and materials," he noted, adding that this is a striking demonstration of the inevitable might of the single-minded unity of the army and people of the DPRK united close around the Party and the inexhaustible national power of Juche Korea. "When the street is completed to boast the highest level of civilization, the whole world will admire again the DPRK's might of self-reliance and self-development," he said.
    Stressing that the construction site of the street represents a theater of a battle demonstrating the invincible mettle of socialist Korea dynamically advancing along with the era of the Workers' Party, he ardently called on all builders to turn out as one in the final charge, vigorously run on the last course and thus complete the project without fail till the Day of the Sun.
    He was accompanied by O Su Yong, vice-chairman of the C.C., WPK, Jo Yong Won, vice department director of the C.C., WPK, and Ma Won Chun, director of the Designing Department of the DPRK State Affairs Commission. -0-        (2017.01.26)

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

ASSPUK, JISGE , UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu slam latest BBC hostile actions against People's Korea !

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London 25th of January Juche 106 (2017)           
  The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE),the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued the following joint statement condemning the British Broadcasting Corporation(BBC) for its latest hostile action against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea(DPRK) , the latest in a long line of hostile actions against the DPRK .

  The BBC long revilved by British workers and the progressive peoples of the world as the "British
Brainwashing Corporation " or "Bourgeois Broadcasting Company " , carried an interview with a certain traitor who had been employed at the DPRK Embassy in London and who embezzled a large sum of money before running away to the fascist puppet south Korea , believed to have been aided and abetted by the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS or MI6). This time the BBC went too far 
by not only interviewing a fugitive from justice but also allowing him to make direct calls for an 
uprising against the socialist system in the DPRK as well as slandering the supreme leadership and socialist system of the DPRK. This is gross interference in the DPRK's internal affairs .It also shows the malevolent hostility of the British imperialist ruling class towards People's Korea and its desire to topple the socialist system of the DPRK in concert with US imperialism and the south Korean 
puppet clique.
  Surely any rightminded and independent journalist would have asked about the money that he embezzeled from the DPRK and also about the role of MI6 , the CIA and the south Korean puppet National Intelligence Service in bringing the traitor to south Korea.It is also disgusting that the BBC are giving airtime to someone who has been accused of committing the rape of a minor. Is this what license payers are paying their licence fees for ?
  As to the traitor he does not know the reality of the DPRK which is advancing fast under the dynamic and wise leadership of dear respected Marshal KIM JONG UN and advancing in the spirit of self-reliance and self-development. Whole new streets such as Mirae Scientists Street  have been built. If the traitor really believes that the DPRK will collapse why has he ran away to south Korea , why didn't he simply wait for its collapse. Really the traitor is just an actor reading from a script prepared by his masters. Laughably he spoke about his upper class friends in the Tennis Club. The traitor was a snob who disliked working class and poor people. He had no idea of the realities of capitalist society because he mixed with businessmen and never used public transport.
 The DPRK does not need such traitors such as this. It does not need revisionists and capitalist roaders.
  The DPRK is based on the single hearted unity of the leader, Party, army and masses . Nothing can
break this. The BBC and the traitor will fail in their attempts to undermine People's Korea !
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA

UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

Hwasong Missile launch

KCNA Commentary Ridicules S. Korean Puppet Forces' Solicitation Diplomacy

Pyongyang, January 25 (KCNA) -- The south Korean puppet forces, mired in troubles at home and abroad, are clinging to the coattail of their American master more tightly.
    They flocked to the U.S. for the presidential inauguration where they hinted those concerned of the new administration at "diplomatic and security policy coordination", called for "cooperation in putting pressure on the north over its nukes" and went clumsy to curry favor with their master.
    This is a humiliating act of the pro-U.S. lackeys keen on prolonging their remaining days by clinging to the U.S., chieftain of aggression and plunder which inflicted all sorts of misfortune and pain on the Korean nation, clean indifferent to the good faith shown by the fellow countrymen in the north to improve the north-south relations.
    The puppet forces, barely managing their living amid censure and denunciation by the south Korean public, are caught in extreme uneasiness being cold-shouldered even by neighboring countries.
    What they are concerned most is the policy of the new U.S. administration towards the DPRK.
    They are talking about "alliance" with the U.S. in a bid to give impression that they have independence but it is just to cover up their true nature as a poor colonial stooge whose politics, economy and even military are all dependent on their American master.
    The U.S. considers the south Korean puppet forces as major stooges for executing its strategy for encircling and deterring its potential rivals in Northeast Asia by force of arms.
    The puppet forces are dragged this way or that way by the U.S. and neighboring big powers, thus intensifying contradictions and conflicts between the U.S. and those big powers.
    Now the U.S. regards south Korea as a harassing and vexing entity little short of an empty Kimchi jar.
    That's why the puppet forces are shamelessly behaving to win favor of the U.S. in fear that the "alliance" and framework of "cooperation for pressure on the north" which they had kept with the previous U.S. administration would shake after the emergence of the new one.
    It is by no means accidental that foreign media commented that south Korea is never in an equal partnership with the U.S., and that south Korea has unilateral obligation toward the U.S. and that is to cooperate with the U.S. in carrying out its Northeast Asia strategy.
    It is a lesson and truth of history drawn by the Korean nation through life experience that sycophancy and dependence on foreign forces lead to national ruin.
    The puppet forces, who are soliciting cooperation in the campaign to stifle their fellow countrymen, still pinning hope on foreign forces, not yet coming to their senses despite the burning shame sustained by it everywhere, should be thrown overboard at an early date. -0-

ASSPUK, JISGE, UK KFA and UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu slam Youtube censorship of pro DPRK channels

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                          London 25th of January Juche 106 (2017)           
  The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE),the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued the following joint statement condemning the censorship of pro DPRK video channels on Youtube;

    Towards the end of last year, 2016, Youtube shutdown the channel of the Korean Central Television of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. More recently they shut down a channel about the DPRK owned by Vu Nam Phuong of Vietnam and also the Pozdro z KRLD channel. Of course this is not the first time that Youtube have used censorship against pro DPRK youtube users. 
In October the Video "Debunking BBC Lies About The DPRK PT 1" on the JUCHE REVOLUTION  youtube channel ran by a UK KFA member  has banned by Youtube at the request of the BBC. However to go to the extremes of actually deleting whole channels is a new and extreme level of 
censorship by youtube that reaks of McCarthyism and facism.
  In is a fact that these days  the imperialist ,bourgeois, reactionary media is turning out anti-DPRK lies not just daily but virtually on an hourly basis. The lies produced by south Korea's propaganda machine are being copied and pasted by daily newpapers in the UK and elsewhere as well put on internet sites. For every pro-DPRK internet site or youtube channel there are at least 10 or 20
anti-DPRK ones. The fact they are shutting down some DPRK you tube channels and taking down 
vidoes off other ones shows that the ruling eltie of the imperialist countries simply does not want people knowing the truth about People's Korea and its magnificant reality . They are trying to silence 
pro-DPRK voices in the Western countries.
  It is part of a malignant McCarthyite style campaign of intimidation and censorship of the supporters of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Juche Idea in the West . Last year 
we saw the actions of the Spanish reactionary state against comrade Alejandro Cao De Benos the respected President of the Korean Friendship Association . In 2014 the Official Delegate of KFA in the UK was told that his position was "incompatible with employment in any level in the civil service "  and there were numerous cases of supporters of the DPRK, Juche Idea followers and KFA members being hounded out of jobs and dismissed. 
   We denounce Youtube for its fascist censorship . Furthermore we denounce all attempts to silence and stifle supporters of the DPRK in the West.
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA

UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu  

Monday, 23 January 2017

Will You End the anti-DPRK "human rights " campaign Mr Trump


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                          London 23rd of January Juche 106 (2017)           
                                       The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE),the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu made the following commentary :

So the new President elect of the United States Mr Trump is talking about non-intervention or less intervention by the US in the world. We can reality check this. If he is serious about not intervening and interfering in the affairs of other countries one of the first things he could do is to completely end the so-called "human rights " campaign against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea . This is gross interference in the internal affairs of the DPRK and actually contrary to the UN charter and international laws. The " human rights " campaign aginst the DPRK by the US is simply an attempt by the US to impose its values , its unilateral viewpoint on another country by bullying and diktat. It is really the US saying "we don't like your system so are going to call it a dictatorship and make you change your system" . The US should drop it now. The Commission of Inquiry should be scrapped. Billions of US taxpayers dollars have been wasted on this campaing . Really the anti-DPRK brings no benefits to the citizens of the US and indeed other countries such as the UK , Australia etc , etc they have backed it . So Mr President are you going to end it ?
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA

UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu





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ASSPUK, JISGE, UK KFA and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu on the 49th anniversary of the capture of "Pueblo "

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                          London 23rd of January Juche 106 (2017)           
                                       The Association For the Study of Songun Politics UK(ASSPUK),the Juche Idea Study Group of England(JISGE),the UK Korean Friendship Association(UK KFA) and the UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu issued a joint statement on  the 49th anniversary of the capture of the US imperialist armed spy ship the USS Pueblo by the heroic Korean People's Army navy .

Today the 23rd of January is the 49th anniversary of the capture of the "USS Pueblo" by the navy of the Korean People's Army.
  The captured ship is a symbol of victory in the anti-US, anti-imperialist struggle .The "Pueblo " is now on display at the Fatherland Liberation War Museum of the DPRK in Pyongyang . It forms the central part of the display of captured enemy weapons. It is the only US warship to be in the hands of an adversary of the US.  The ship had remained in Wonsan for many years and then in 1998 was taken to the River Taedong in Pyongyang and moored at the site where the USS General Sherman was sunk by Korean patriots led by Kim Ung U the grandfather of the great leader President Kim Il Sung . In 2013 it was moved to the reconstructed and expanded Fatherland Liberation War Museum .
  A delegation of of the JISGE and ASSPUK has visited the "Pueblo " three times ,once in 2008 and at the new site in 2013 and October 2015. The "Pueblo " is a graphic and substantial demonstration of US imperialism's crimes against the Korean  people .
The "Pueblo " was captured 7 miles off Wonsan on the east coast of the DPRK on the 23rd of January 1968 . Its crew were armed and so was the ship ,as it had a machine gun mounted at the stern . A small group of KPA sailors managed to overpower over 80 US personnel and capture them.
   The US imperialists arrogantly demanded that the DPRK hand back both the ship and the crew , threatening to bomb the DPRK. The great leader President Kim Il Sung stood firm saying the DPRK would match all-out war for all-out war. The modern revisionists, the backsliders  and agents of imperialism, had also suggested the DPRK hand back the ship and its crew but the DPRK stood firm and the "USS Pueblo " is still in Pyongyang 49 years after being captured . It is living testimony to the defeat of US imperialism !. Now the nuclear armed DPRK is stronger than it was at the time of the capture of the Pueblo and will inflict an even heavier defeat on US imperialism.
ASSPUK
JISGE
UK KFA
 UK Preparatory Committee For the 2017 Gathering to Praise the Great Persons Born of Mt Paektu

KCNA Commentary on Scramble among Regional Powers for Sphere of Influence

  Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- The situation remains very tense in Northeast Asia.
    The political and military stand-off is growing ever more acute between China and Japan, in particular.
    On Jan. 9 several Chinese fighters and those of the "Self-Defense Forces" of Japan flew close to each other in the air over the Strait of Tsushima.
    These encounters of fighters of the two countries pushed the situation in the region to a touch-and go-situation.
    As regards Japan's protest against the above-said incident, the Chinese military clarified its stand that it is a "routine drill" and "Japan seems to be not accustomed to such drill as the Chinese People's Liberation Army conducts a few similar rehearsals."
    The Chinese side openly claims that "China may go as it pleases and there is no need to discuss with Japanese what it does there."
    Japan does not hide the fact that it targets China, stepping up its moves for militarization after building legal and institutional mechanisms for meeting the requirements of a "war state."
    The U.S. is becoming evermore undisguised in its provocative military moves to contain China politically and militarily in the region.
    It has deployed the bulk of its strategic nuclear force in the region pursuant to its scenario for dominating Asia-Pacific. It is putting spurs to rounding off the triangular military "cooperation" involving the U.S., south Korea and Japan and its arms buildup.
    Owing to the above-said moves, the situation in Northeast Asia is inching close to such dangerous phase that a nuclear war may break out and rendering the arms race in the region fiercer.
    The reality goes to prove that the tension is escalating in the region not because of the DPRK's measures for bolstering up its capability for self-defence but due to the U.S. provocative muscle flexing and scramble among regional powers for sphere of influence in the region.
    The on-going scramble is not comparable with the conflict in the last century due to the persistence of the strategies and the level of the modern forces involved.
    Whenever the DPRK took a measure for self-defence, some countries demanded any action deteriorating the situation be halted as if something serious happened. Now they had better find logical words to say. -0-

U.S. Arms Buildup Brings Tension: KCNA Commentary

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    Pyongyang, January 23 (KCNA) -- A fresh tension has been created in the Asia-Pacific region from the outset of the new year due to the U.S.
    In the wake of deploying sophisticated F-35B stealth fighters in its military base in Japan, the U.S. decided to dispatch B-1B strategic bombers and F-22 stealth fighters to its air-force base in Australia.
    It is the first time that F-35B has been put on permanent standby overseas by the U.S. It is planning to expand the radius of the operation of F-35B in Northeast Asia, notably moving the matrix port of assault landing ship mounted with those fighters to the southern area of Japan from the U.S. mainland next year.
    In the wake of paving a way for the deployment of multi-purpose modern SM-6 missiles in areas of south Korea, Japan and Australia, Washington also clarified that it would send ultra-modern high-performance early warning plane E-2D Hawk Eye to Japan.
    This indiscriminate arms buildup of the U.S. has sparked off serious concern of the international community as it is a dangerous act of harassing peace and stability not only on the Korean peninsula but also in the rest of Asia-Pacific.
    The main purpose of the U.S. pivot to Asia-Pacific strategy is to contain and deter big regional powers and establish its domination in reliance on military upper-hand and nuclear edge.
    It is in pursuance of this strategy that the majority of the U.S. strategic nuclear force has been concentrated on Asia-pacific and the region is witnessing the establishment of the triad nuclear carrier system, improvement of performance of already-deployed strategic nuclear bombers and nuclear missiles, and development and deployment of high-output laser artillery pieces, unmanned tactical vehicles and ultra-fast strike weapons.
    Triangular military "cooperation" among the U.S., Japan and south Korea has also been boosted.
    The U.S. is describing its "alliance" with south Korea and Japan as "cornerstone" and "core axis" of its Asia-Pacific strategy and using them as a shock brigade in executing its strategy.
    Shortly ago, an American political commentator in an article said that the U.S. Asia policy orientation depends on Trump doctrine.
    He continued that the truth of return to Asia policy was disclosed during the Obama administration but the U.S. had worked under concrete plan to form a triangular military alliance with Japan and south Korea since several decades ago.
    The U.S. claims the alliance is to tackle nuclear threat from north Korea but the essence is to use Japan and south Korea for realizing its strategy of domination over neighboring countries and several regions in the world, he said, adding that if Japan is a suitable location for the armed forces of the three services of the U.S., south Korea is the only base for its ground force to set its foot in the Asian continent and that the U.S. forces present in south Korea is targeting other forces in the Asian continent from every aspect, not just to cope with nuclear threat from north Korea.
    The tripartite military "cooperation" is also being expanded as part of the second-phase process of the Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy.
    The U.S. facilitated signing of an agreement on protection of military intelligence between south Korea and Japan under the pretext of "nuclear and missile threats from the DPRK" and allowed establishment of Aegis naval missile shield linking the U.S. and Japan and the overseas dispatch of the Japan "Self-defence Forces".
    The U.S. is stepping up the arms buildup to realize its Asia-Pacific strategy while spreading the story of "threat" from someone but it can never cover up its criminal intention.
    The situation clearly proves that peace and security on the Korean peninsula situated in Asia-Pacific, Northeast Asia to be specific, present themselves as a very important international issue.
    Countries need to heighten vigilance against the ill-boding arms buildup of the U.S. -0-