The Institute for Disarmament and Peace of the DPRK Foreign Ministry released a report on Leader Kim Jong Il’s immortal contribution to security and peace in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia on Wednesday on the occasion of his 70th birth anniversary.

The full text of the report is as follows:

Leader Kim Jong Il’s was the life of a patriot and champion of peace dedicated to the country and its independent and peaceful reunification.

With his outstanding ideas and leadership, Kim Jong Il, endowed with deep love for the country and the nation, opened up a new era of reunification, June 15 reunification era, at the turn of a new century and brought national reunification within hailing distance, thereby making an immense contribution to the efforts aimed at securing peace and security in Northeast Asia and the world.

The international community still cherishes the happy memory of the meaningful days; the days which were inaugurated with the historic inter-Korean summit, first of its kind since the national division; a series of events that followed the DPRK-U.S. Joint Communique, the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration and discussion of talks for the declaration of the end of the Korean War and instilled hope into the heart of the mankind longing for national reunification and regional peace.

All these signal events were precious results of the June 15 era of independent reunification Kim Jong Il ushered in, pursuing Songun politics and fully guaranteeing the security of the Korean Peninsula.

The Institute for Disarmament and Peace of the DPRK Foreign Ministry hereby releases this report on the occasion of the 70th birth anniversary of Kim Jong Il by summing up historical research chronicles which relate only to the part of what he contributed towards ensuring the security of the Korean Peninsula and peace in Northeast Asia in his immortal exploits for national reunification.


1. Laying the keystone for security on the Korean Peninsula


National reunification and security are issues of utmost importance for the Korean nation that has suffered from national division and constant threat of war for more than half a century.

Reunification and security of the Korean Peninsula are direcltly inter-related.

Any way of thinking and attempt to achieve reunification by forcing the social system of one side upon the other would trigger confrontation and lead to a war in the long run.

The past history of inter-Korean relations is showing that the theory of “unification of systems” itself is one of the root causes which gravely threaten the security of the Korean Peninsula by feeding distrust and triggering tension.

It was all the more evident through the theory of “unification by prevailing over communism” sought by military dictatorial governments of south Korea. The theory of “unification of systems” advocated by the south Korean “civilian government” in the 1990s had also deepened distrust between the north and the south and wreaked havoc with the situation of the Korean Peninsula.

Leader Kim Jong Il unfolded the great Songun politics and opened up the June 15 era of reunification. Through this, he delivered a decisive blow to the attempts of hostile forces to stifle the DPRK as well as to the theory of “unification of systems” and opened up the future of independent and peaceful reunification of the country. Herein lie the immortal exploits for national reunification performed by him, who had made contribution to ensuring the security of the Korean Peninsula.

He decisively smashed the pressure and threats of the U.S. and its followers against the DPRK, secured a firm guarantee for defending security of the Korean Peninsula and provided the general principles for national reunification.

In his historic work “Let us Carry Out the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung’s Instructions for National Reunification” on August 4, 1997, Kim Jong Il formulated the great reunification legacies of President Kim Il Sung–Three Principles of National Reunification, 10-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation and the Proposal for Founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo–into the Three Charters for National Reunification and, thus, provided all Koreans with undying banner to be upheld in the efforts to reunify the country.

The core and goal of the Three Charters for National Reunification, as clarified by Kim Jong Il, is to establish an independent unified state on the Korean Peninsula by federal formula.

Reunification by federal formula is not only reasonable but also just and fair reunification formula because it doesn’t presuppose supremacy or interest of one side only. So, this formula serves as the best way for ensuring security of the Korean Peninsula.

Kim Jong Il opened up the June 15 era of reunification based on the three charters with his prominent leadership ability and strong power of execution.

The inter-Korean summit, the first of its kind in the history of national division that lasted more than half a century, was held in June 2000, resulting in the adoption of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration.

The north and the south, through June 15 Joint Declaration, came to agree at the highest level on the way of reunification which would ensure security of the Korean Peninsula based on the idea of “By our nation itself”.

This made it possible for the inter-Korean relations to develop on the basis of co-existence and co-prosperity, and a new chapter recorded as the “June 15 era of reunification” could go down in history.

As the inter-Korean relations turned and moved towards reconciliation and unity, it became possible to agree on lots of measures to build up trust and ensure security, things that had looked impossible in the past.

The second inter-Korean summit, held on October 4, 2007, resulted in the adoption of the “Declaration for the Development of the North-South Relations and Peace and Prosperity”. This Declaration stipulated that a large portion of the disputed waters in the West Sea, where the risk of accidental clash was high, should be turned into a peace zone and that the two sides of Korea should cooperate with each other in encouraging parties concerned to declare the end of the Korean War.  This is a good example of showing that the June 15 reunification era made not a small contribution to ensuring security on the Korean Peninsula.

The anti-DPRK confrontation fanatics took power in south Korea and advocated the old theory of “unification of systems”, driving the inter-Korean relations into the biggest catastrophe ever in history. The present situation goes to prove that only the June 15 reunification era can bring earlier national reunification and safeguard national security.

The June 15 reunification era is a golden legacy of securing security on the Korean Peninsula Leader Kim Jong Il left for the entire Korean nation.


2. Contribution towards Ensuring Peace in Northeast Asia


Northeast Asia is of more importance than any other regions in ensuring global peace and security.

World War I which broke out in the 20th century began and ended in Europe. But World War II began in Europe and ended in Northeast Asia. This can be called a historical phenomenon indicating a gradual shift of strategic gravity of the world.

As we enter into the 21st century, strategic gravity of Northeast Asia is more striking and accelerated in its shift. Economic gravity is now on the move to the Asia-Pacific region. This also caused military and strategic importance to be moved into Northeast Asia.

What is also moved into Northeast Asia is the Cold War structure between the East and the West which once divided Europe, and there is a symptom that this Cold War structure would reappear as a “new Cold War” structure of dividing Northeast Asia into two.

Northeast Asia, far from having such a multilateral security regime at a regional level as can be found in Europe and Southeast Asia, only has in place the vestige of the cold war that exists in the form of U.S.-south Korea military alliance and U.S.-Japan military alliance. As the days go by, those military alliances are causing a threat to regional security and global peace.

As long as a force with its eye on global domination does exist in this world, it is a par for the course that there would be a limit to the build-up of trust between the countries, and the danger of conflict would never cease to hang over.

Such being the situation, Northeast Asia does need to have a buffer zone which is capable of dividing physically big powers confronting with each other. Buffer zone is to draw the line between those involved in the disputes in regions. This approach of establishing a buffer zone is recognized as an effective method of ensuring peace through years of international practices.

The Korean Peninsula is in a delicate and odd geographical position of being sandwiched between big powers, a position which is sensitive enough to bring the neighboring big powers to a fight or prevent them from doing it. If the Korean Peninsula is reunified and stands neutral and independent, it can hold in check possible conflicts between neighboring big powers. But, to the contrary, if it opts to remain divided and seek a confrontational approach, it would feed the excuse of a fight to big powers and get itself drawn into that fight. This is what we call the delicate position of the Korean Peninsula. History shows that if and when the inter-Korean relations remain tense, neighboring big countries also remain tense in their own relations and heightened their own military showdowns.

It is from such a delicate position of the Korean Peninsula that the world expected that the peninsula, situated in the middle of Northeast Asia, would be a buffer zone between big powers.

What Kim Jong Il opened as the June 15 era of reunification made it possible to bring a new phase in ensuring security of the Korean Peninsula and peace of Northeast Asia.

In the past, people in neighboring and some other countries of the world took an ambivalent approach towards this formula of federal reunification. They said this formula is a good one for Korea’s reunification, but they remained skeptical over the possible realization of it, saying it would be difficult to do so unless the north and the south agreed on it.

Kim Jong Il agreed with the south Korean side, through June 15 North-South Joint Declaration, on the way of reunification which would guarantee security of both the north and the south of the Korean Peninsula, thus instilling a new hope and faith for national reunification into the people at home and abroad.

If federal reunification is achieved, our country would naturally be a national unified state which is independent, peace-loving and neutral. This would make it possible for the Korean Peninsula to become a bulwark for ensuring peace in Northeast Asia enabling it to play a role of buffer zone between big powers.

The Inter-Korean Joint Declaration holds a great significance in ensuring peace in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world. This constitutes one of the reasons of why this Declaration has received full support and welcome from all countries of the world, and UN and other international organizations, let alone from the entire Korean nation.

The June 15 era of reunification proved that if the inter-Korean relations were improved, it would set a tone for the overall atmosphere of the region and would eventually go a long way towards providing an atmosphere of global detente.

Just after the June 15 Joint Declaration was made public, a special envoy of Kim Jong Il visited Washington and met the U.S. President first ever in the history of DPRK-U.S. relations, and a subsequent DPRK-U.S. Joint Communique was announced. Following that, the U.S. Secretary of State visited Pyongyang.

The Japanese Prime Minister visited Pyongyang and a DPRK-Japan Summit was held for the first time in the history of their relations, and a subsequent DPRK-Japan Declaration was adopted. The West, which had not recognized DPRK for dozens of years, established diplomatic relations with DPRK all at once. This all had happened in the June 15 era of reunification.

Especially, six-way talks was held first time with the participation of the countries from Northeast Asia and an important regional agreement, i.e., the September 19 Joint Statement, was reached.

The June 15 era of reunification showed that only when the inter-Korean relations were oriented towards co-existence and co-prosperity it would help defend security on the Korean Peninsula. That era also showed that neighboring countries are accepting such developments with a good grace.

The situation of the Korean Peninsula is now on the brink of war due to the present south Korean authorities and the U.S. capitalized on this to deploy its military force massively into Northeast Asia. Such situation is producing evidence that national reunification is holding a clinching significance in guaranting security of the region.

A dark cloud of cold war was hanging over Northeast Asia. Just at this time, Kim Jong Il held aloft the banner of Songun and brought to us the June 15 era of reunification. Through this, he provided a sure guarantee for peace and security in Northeast Asia. Herein lie his immortal feats for national reunification.


3. Great Exploits that Will Be Everlasting in the World


The Korean nation started its movement for the country’s reunification at the very day when it was divided. Since then, it has undergone through a myriad of turns and twists year after year.

It experienced confrontations over policies between reunification and division, which all came out of the moves pursued by separatists at home and abroad. The same is truth in case of confrontations between the formula of federal reunification and the theory of “unification of systems”.

As the struggle for national reunification drags on and a generation changes, we also found some people in south Korea and some other countries who lost their hopes for reunification. Some even thought that reunification is as far off as the Moon.

But, all the fellow countrymen and the world people, getting along in the June 15 reunification era, came to have firm confidence that it is quite possible to achieve the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula and so there is practical possibility of ensuring a lasting peace in Northeast Asia.

Even today, exacerbating confrontation between the north and the south drives the situation of the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war. However, our army and people remain optimistic about the prospect of national reunification and are full of confidence to drive out confrontation maniacs and safeguard security in the peninsula. All this is attributable to treasured sword of Songun and inter-Korean declarations provided by Kim Jong Il.

It is important to steadily defend and enrich the valuable reunification achievements of Kim Jong Il, who made an immortal contribution to the prosperity of the nation and global peace. Herein lies a sure guarantee for finally ensuring national reunification and security of the Korean Peninsula all together.

What is important is to implement to the letter the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration and its action programme, the October 4 Declaration, which were all provided by Kim Jong Il.

Those two declarations are a symbol of the June 15 reunification era and beacon of reunification and peace.

First of all, we should base ourselves on the idea of “By our nation itself” in getting all of our efforts oriented towards the national reunification which would help secure security on the Korean Peninsula. The level of mutual confidence between the north and the south should be restored to the same level as it was in the June 15 reunification era without any delay by thoroughly demolishing the temporarily revived specter of “unification of systems”.

The first step in establishing the lasting peace regime throughout the Korean Peninsula is to turn the West Sea of Korea, where the risk of clash is high, into the area of peace as stipulated in the October 4 Declaration.

Implementation of the inter-Korean declarations is in full accord with the interests of all countries that show concern over peace in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.

Neighboring and other countries concerned are worried about the present bedeviled relations between the north and the south of Korea. They all could hardly refrain from recalling the time, with a fond and nostalgic memory, when the inter-Korean declarations were adopted and implemented, a time when everybody felt safe and sound and got benefit from the adoption and implementation of the above declarations.

Now only a handful of people refuse to implement those declarations in the Korean Peninsula. Immediately after the present south Korean authorities took office, they spoke ill of the June 15 reunification era, defiling it as “lost 10 years”. But, they are now standing before the court of judgment for their crimes.

If a country truly wants to see the provision of security in the Korean Peninsula, it should squarely see that the only way to do it is to implement the declarations that would lead to improved relations between the north and the south and, further, to peace and security in Northeast Asia, instead of lending its ear to the sophism of the south Korean authorities.

If a country keeps its distance from mentioning the implementation of the inter-Korean declarations while talking about the need to improve the inter-Korean relations, this would rather be viewed as an unconstructive attitude of taking sides with the present south Korean authorities which remain dead set against the declarations. At present, the U.S. often talks that it wants to see the improved relations between the north and the south, but it still bypasses any chance of expressing its stand towards the implementation of those declarations, only to keep us doubtful about its willingness. This is a typical example of an unconstructive attitude by a certain country towards the inter-Korean declarations.

The stand towards the inter-Korean declarations is an acid test which will determine who stands for or against security of the Korean Peninsula and peace in Northeast Asia.

The cause of national reunification started by President Kim Il Sung and advanced victoriously by Kim Jong Il is truly entering into a new historical turning point.

Kim Jong Un, the Supreme Leader of our Party, State and Army, now stands at the helm of our people in their general march to brilliantly accomplish the cause of national reunification, true to the behests of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

The movement of national reunification is sure to emerge victorious as there are the Dear Respected Kim Jong Un and the great idea of independent and peaceful reunification that guides all Koreans with the idea of “By our nation itself”.

The immortal exploits of Kim Jong Il for national reunification will remain long in the history of a reunified country.


WPK Conference to Be Convened

Pyongyang, February 20 (KCNA) — The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea on Feb. 18 issued the following decision on convening the WPK Conference:

The Party members, servicepersons and all other Korean people are now dynamically pushing forward the grand advance to glorify 2012 as a year of proud victory to be recorded in the annals of the country, single-mindedly united around the dear respected Kim Jong Un, cherishing the steadfast faith that leader Kim Jong Il will always be with them.

Kim Jong Il developed the WPK into the party of President Kim Il Sung and an invincible revolutionary party with his outstanding ideas and theories and extraordinary leadership and successfully led the Korean revolution with warm love for the country and its people, fervent energy and great dedication for over half a century, thus performing undying revolutionary feats in behalf of the Party, the revolution, the country and its people.

We are now facing honorable tasks to build a thriving socialist nation by firmly defending the revolutionary ideas and line and undying revolutionary feats of the President and Kim Jong Il and successfully materializing them without an inch of deflection under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, holding Kim Jong Il in high esteem at the head of the WPK and the revolution for all ages.

The Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee decides to convene the WPK Conference in mid-April Juche 101 (2012) to glorify the sacred revolutionary life and feats of Kim Jong Il for all ages and accomplish the Juche cause, the Songun revolutionary cause, rallied close around Kim Jong Un. -0-


Pyongyang, February 20 (KCNA) — The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea Sunday issued information bulletin No. 990 in connection with the plan of the south Korean warmongers to stage a grave military provocation against the DPRK again in the West Sea of Korea.

The information bulletin said:

The enemy side keen on the moves for a war against the DPRK appeared at Panmunjom on Feb. 19 and notified over loudspeaker that it would stage a live shell firing drill targeted against the waters of the DPRK side from Paekryong, Yonphyong and other islands in the West Sea from 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 20.

This is a very dangerous play with fire to ignite a war against the north as it is a clear declaration of war against it.

The U.S. and the south Korean puppet warmongers announced their plan to stage the above-said drill targeted against the waters of the DPRK side again in the wake of their open declaration of the projected large-scale joint military exercises like Key Resolve at a time when the Korean people are still grieving over the big loss to the nation. This fully revealed their true colors as ferocious war maniacs.

Worse still, the puppet group is going to perpetrate such military provocation with U.S. imperialist aggression forces involved after inviting even an international observers group. Lurking behind this scenario are sinister aims to justify their moves for a war against the north, make the existence of the illegal “northern limit line” an established fact, escalate the military tension and draw public attention to it in a bid to reverse the unfavorable trend of the situation with the approach of the election.

This is the last-ditch effort of the Lee Myung Bak group to get rid of the abyss of ruin into which it has been thrown by the total failure of its domestic and foreign policies and the people’s rebuff.

The projected saber-rattling of the U.S. and the puppet warmongers more clearly proves who is the wrecker of peace on the Korean Peninsula and the arch criminal responsible for the escalating tension and the deterioration of the inter-Korean relations.

The enemies try to judge our reaction through this military provocation but the answer to them is clear.

If the puppet warmongers preempt reckless firing despite our warning, they will not escape punishment thousands-fold severer than the past Yonphyong Island shelling.

It will also lead to a complete collapse of the inter-Korean relations and invite the most miserable self-destruction of the puppet group.

The issue of how the situation on the Korean Peninsula will develop will entirely depend on the U.S. and the puppet group.

We remain unperturbed in face of any declaration of war and should they come in attack on us, we will beat them.

We are fully prepared for both a local and total war.

The provokers will have to pay a dear price for it. -


Pyongyang, February 19 (KCNA) — The Command of Forces of the Korean People’s Army in the Western Sector of the Front issued an open notice on Feb. 19 as regards the plan of the south Korean military warmongers to stage a brigandish naval shelling drill in the waters around five islands in the West Sea of Korea on Feb. 20 with the territorial waters of the north side as their target.

The notice says:

Such move of the war-like forces is a premeditated military provocation to defend the illegal “northern limit line” at any cost and drive the overall situation on the Korean Peninsula into the phase of war by straining the situation in those waters to the highest pitch of tension.

As regards the prevailing situation, the Command of Forces of the KPA in the Western Sector of the Front is authorized to issue the following notice:

The territorial waters of the DPRK side in the West Sea of Korea are the waters where its sovereignty is exercised.

Once the group of traitors starts a reckless military provocation in those waters, trespassing on the DPRK’s inviolable marine demarcation line, and in case just a single column of water is observed in its territorial waters, the KPA will promptly make merciless retaliatory strikes.

In this regard, all civilians who either live or engage in occupation on five islands in the West Sea and in their vicinity are advised to evacuate in advance to safe areas before nine o’clock on Feb. 20 when the puppet military warmongers will kick off the provocative naval shelling.

The Lee Myung Bak group of traitors should not forget the lesson taught by the Yonphyong Island shelling case that occurred on Nov. 23, 2010. -0


London 15th of February 2012

The UK Korean Friendship Association today issued the following statement on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the birth of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il who is now honoured with the title of Generalissimo . UK KFA joins with our friends in the DPRK and KFA throughout the world in applauding and celebrating the anniversary of the birth of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il, the mighty general of Mt Paektu. Although he passed away unexpectedly in December last year and we mark the anniversary without him, he is still alive in the hearts and minds of the Korean people . When UK KFA hosted the KFA international meeting in November 2011 we simply could not imaigine that we would mark the 70th anniversary of the birth of leader Kim Jong Il without him.
The great leader comrade Kim Jong Il led socialist construction over several decades . He led the DPRK through difficult challenges and storms. He authored great theories and ideas . He wrote over 800 books . His writings covered everything from the cinema to military affairs .
The great leader comrade Kim Jong Il was born the son of guerrillas on Mt Paektu. He was the loyal and capable successor to the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung. Comrade Kim Jong Il developed the Juche idea, the acme of philosophy, in depth and put forward Songun politics .
The great leader comrade Kim Jong Il was the true people’s leader . He put the living standards of the Korean people first . He made long journeys to give guidance to local units , actively learning from the people and finding out how better to meet their needs. Comrde Kim Jong Il fully consolidated the legacy created by the great
leader comrade Kim Il Sung , the advanced people centred socialist system . When natural isasters occurred and the imperialists imposed sanctions he ensured that people-orientated policies were maintained. He passed away whilst on a trip to give on-the spot-guidance. Comrade Kim Jong Il could have retired and had an easy life but instead chose to carry on working in order to improve life for the people and to complete the Juche revolutionary cause.

It was thanks to the Songun(army-first ) leadership of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il, supreme commander of the KPA, that the outbreak of war on the Korean peninsula was prevented. This was a great contribution to world peace.

It was comrade Kim Jong Il who made a breakthrough in the struggle for national reunification opening up the June 15 era based on “By Our Nation Itself”. This was the full embodiment of the 3 basic principles of national reunification proposed by the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung.
Comrade Kim Jong Il also fought for an independent world based on equality and justice. He opposed the dominating moves of the imperialists . Under his leadership the DPRK defied imperialism giving an example for other small nations to follow. He authored many works outlining how to struggle against imperialism.
We remember the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il for all these achievements. We join with the Korean people in honouring him on the 70th anniversary of his birth. We wish the Korean people and respected general Kim Jong Un greater success in carrying forward the achievements of the great leader comrade Kim Jong Il’s leadership.


Leader Kim Jong Il Will Live Forever

On January 12, 2012 the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea made public a special report.

It solemnly announced its decision on laying leader Kim Jong Il in state at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, erecting his statue with respect, instituting February 16, the birthday of Kim Jong Il as the Day of the Shining Star and setting up across the country portraits of Kim Jong Il with broad smile and towers to his immortality.

Though Kim Jong Il passed away, the Korean people unanimously desire to hold him in high esteem as their leader forever and glorify his revolutionary exploits.

The Political Bureau of the CC of the WPK, reflecting the ardent desire of the people, decided to lay Kim Jong Il in state at the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, the supreme temple of Juche where President Kim Il Sung is laid in state.

The DPRK has not yet a statue of Kim Jong Il.

Kim Jong Il in his lifetime would not allow the erection of his statue or any initiatives to pay a tribute to him.

After his demise the people lamented over their failure to erect his statue and earnestly requested the CC of the WPK to erect his statue at the earliest possible date. His statue will soon be erected in Korea.

Korea has auspiciously celebrated February 16, the birthday of Kim Jong Il as the greatest national holiday.

Kim Jong Il was born at the secret camp on Mt. Paektu in the north of Korea on February 16, 1942 as son of anti-Japanese guerrillas.

At that time the anti-Japanese fighters, praising him as Shining Star above Mt. Paektu, the ancestral mountain, shouted with joy that Korea had a spell of extremely good luck.

With a view to convey the joy of the day forever the Political Bureau of the CC of the WPK decided to institute his birthday as the Day of the Shining Star and commemorate it forever.

Leader Kim Jong Il is alive in the hearts of the Korean people today too. They are firmly determined to uphold him as their eternal leader.
(posted by Official Delegate UK)


Pyongyang, February 15 (KCNA) — The title of Generalissimo of the DPRK was awarded to leader Kim Jong Il in the DPRK.

A relevant decree of the Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the DPRK National Defence Commission and the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly was issued on Tuesday.

Kim Jong Il strengthened the Korean People’s Army founded and led by Generalissimo Kim Il Sung along the path of victory and glory, honorably defended the socialist country and the destiny of the nation and made immortal contribution to global peace and stability.

He turned the DPRK into a military power with his invincible Songun revolutionary leadership and led the stand-off with imperialism and the U.S. to victory, thus performing undying feats before the country and the revolution. -0-
(posted by Official Delegate UK)


The First Field Guidance

The First Field Guidance

In the bitter days of national mourning respected Kim Jong Un, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea, assumed the supreme commandership of the Korean People’s Army according to the will of leader Kim Jong Il dated October 8, 2011 reflecting the unanimous desire of the Korean people.

As the Supreme Commander of KPA Kim Jong Un gave his first field guidance in the New Year to the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su 105 Guards Tank Division of the Korean People’s Army on January 1, 2012.

After receiving a salute he, kindly taking the hands of the commanding officers, said that he wished to see soldiers who would be in tears after the loss of Kim Jong Il.

Kim Jong Un said: This morning I offered New Year greetings to leader Kim Jong Il in the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, where I heard him urge me to go to the 105 Guards Tank Division. So, I have come here. The mere name of this division makes me feel his temperature and trait.

Kim Jong Il had started his Songun revolutionary leadership by inspecting the division on August 25, 1960. His last visit to the division was made in the last period of his life.

Kim Jong Un’s visit reminded the soldiers of the benevolent leader Kim Jong Il 17 years ago who had made his first field guidance of the new year to a KPA unit.

On the 1995 New Year Day after President Kim Il Sung passed away Kim Jong Il visited the Tabaksol company, declaring his political decision to bolster up the People’s Army and rely on it.

Mentioning it, a western publication said:

“Early in January General Kim Jong Il, the successor to President Kim Il Sung visited an army unit, giving up his New Year address.

It is very meaningful. Usually, a newly inaugurated leader’s first program of political activity decides his ensuing political course and fixes the political force for him to rely on. In this view we should wait and see for what he inspected the unit.”

Since then his inspection of army units continued without let-up, showing to the world public that the Songun politics directs its main force to bolstering up the People’s Army.

From the beginning of the New Year Kim Jong Il visited People’s Army units almost every day throughout the year, lodging and boarding on the train. In this way he worked day and night devotedly.

Kim Jong Il regarded it as a great joy to visit soldiers and all the officers and men of the People’s Army considered it the greatest honor to see him.

In the course of it the bonds of kinship were formed between the Supreme Commander and soldiers and the fighting efficiency of the army rapidly grew stronger.

The KPA Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un presents precisely the same image as leader Kim Jong Il, who took the road of Songun saying “Don’t expect any change from me”.

Kim Jong Un’s visit to an army unit is a speechless declaration to build a thriving nation with the might of Songun true to the will of Kim Jong Il.


Scenes of a Harmonious Whole in the Mourning Period

Leader Kim Jong Il, General Secretary of Workers’ Party of Korea and Chairman of the National Defence Commission of DPRK, who had been on the spot guidance tour for the people throughout his life, passed away on a running train on December 17, 2011.

The WPK and Government of the DPRK set mourning period from 17 to 29 December.

The period witnessed a legend-like reality showing the harmonious whole between the leader and the people.

After the broadcasting of the sad news a total of over 5 million people visited the statues of President Kim Il Sung during 24 hours from noon on December 19 to noon the next day in Pyongyang.

Within two days after the news a total of 43 920 000 people across the country visited mourning sites and placed wreaths, bouquets and flowers and mourned over the demise of Kim Jong Il in bitter grief.

A total of 2 714 000 servicepersons of the People’s Army, officials, working people, students and children stood guards. Afterwards the number increased out of count.

In the snowy morning they took off their padded clothes and covered wreaths with them at the mourning sites for fear they would get wet.

A mass of crowd converged on the mourning sites where portraits of smiling Kim Jong Il were set up and adjacent roads and regions across the country.

The mourners had to walk the distance of 200 meters more than 4 hours from the entrance to the mourning site to Kim Jong Il’s portrait because the people would not leave the portrait, bitterly crying.

The fact shows how crowded the mourning sites were and how ardent the mourners’ reverence for Kim Jong Il was.

The local people traveled some 40 km to their provincial seats to pay respects to the portraits of smiling Kim Jong Il.

Wreaths placed at mourning sites in Pyongyang alone number more than 400 000.

More than 50 000 people visited the Kumsusan Memorial Palace to express their condolences before the bier of the deceased. They included officials of Party, armed forces and Government organs, working people’s organizations, ministries and national institutions and servicepersons of the People’s Army and working peoples of different social standings.

Despite of the severe cold 27 ℃ below zero many people visited the old home of Kim Jong Il in the Paektusan Secret Camp located in Samjiyon County, Ryanggang Province, to express their condolences.

In the 10-day period of mourning 260 million servicepersons of the People’s Army, working people of different strata, youths and children expressed their condolences at different mourning sites, calling leader Kim Jong Il.

On December 28 millions of Pyongyang citizens and servicepersons of the People’s Army lined up along the snow-covered 40-odd km routes in Pyongyang to bid their last farewell to Kim Jong Il.

That day heavy snow fell in Pyongyang without let-up from midnight till afternoon. According to data available from the Meteorological Bureau, the snowfall in Pyongyang that day was the largest in 78 years ever since 1933.

People vied with each other to take off their clothes and mufflers and cover the roads, saying they cannot let the hearse for Kim Jong Il pass snow-covered roads.

There were impressive scenes of the people encircling the hearse in a desperate bid to stop it, crying “General, you cannot go leaving us behind!”

There was a national memorial service for Kim Jong Il on December 29. It demonstrated once again the will of the Korean people to hold him in high esteem forever as the eternal leader of Songun Korea and advance along the road of Juche steadfastly.

The bitterest as his grief was, respected Kim Jong Un took measures to give top priority to people’s convenience.

It deeply touched the people. They said that leader Kim Jong Il is with them in the image of Kim Jong Un.

Reflecting the unanimous wishes of the Korean people and army, the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK awarded the title of the DPRK Hero to leader Kim Jong Il and the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the WPK, under the instruction of leader Kim Jong Il on October 8, 2011, appointed Kim Jong Un to Supreme Commandership of the Korean People’s Army.

The world once again witnessed what Songun Korea is like, a country where the people are rock-firm united around their leader sharing the same destiny.


Pyongyang, February 13 (KCNA) — The south Korean puppet group is now free to let loose a spate of rigmaroles, lost to shame. The minister of Unification of south Korea, addressing a recent meeting of lawmakers from ruling and opposition parties, talked about the “resumption of south-north dialogue” in mid-April.

He said the north is not in a position to negotiate with the Lee Myung Bak “government” without conditions but “the instability of its system” is compelling it to put on hold a decision to have a dialogue with the south.

Tight-cornered at home and abroad, the Lee group has been busy putting on airs and making eyes at the north. It has gone the lengths of daring hurt its dignity.

This is a clear indication that the group’s ill nature and bad habit can never change unless it meets its end.

Its behavior amounts to a blatant provocation intended to hold the DPRK responsible for the frozen north-south relations, pursuant to its “waiting strategy” aimed at leading it to a change.

In a statement of its National Defence Commission on Dec. 30 last year, the DPRK clarified its principled stand that it would never deal with the Lee group as it is bereft of even elementary ethics and morality as human beings.

On Feb. 2 this year the DPRK sent the south Korean authorities nine open questionnaires which reflected the will of its army and people. In these questionnaires it strongly urged them to give clear answers to them if they truly want dialogue.

In the wake of this development, strong voices are heard from different circles in south Korea urging the puppet government to apologize and repent of things it had done to bring the inter-Korean relations to a total collapse.

The “Grand National Party” on which Lee Myung Bak counted also called for totally bolting from him while urging his defection from the party and resignation. It kicked up such a row as reshaping the “keynote of its north policy” and changing its name.

In the meantime, media of south Korea are following every move of the group and deriding it, as it is even seeking a roundabout method to resume dialogue even after being deprived of every justification for negotiating with the DPRK.

The Lee group is vehemently rebuffed by the south Korean public.

It is ridiculous, indeed, for the group to trumpet about “resumption of dialogue” as it is completely isolated.

The group of traitors is sadly mistaken if it calculates it can cover up the anti-reunification and traitorous nature of the joint nuclear war maneuvers it is going to stage with outside forces and hold the upcoming “general election” in its favor through its publicity stunt of “dialogue.”

Clear is the stance of the DPRK.

The Lee group can neither be a dialogue partner of the DPRK nor expect any dialogue as long as it declines to give answers to the questionnaires.

Its “waiting strategy” will only precipitate its political ruin. -0-