‘Confrontation minister’ exits

As he left his office as minister of unification on July 3 Hong Yong Phyo blustered that the “north should be tied more tightly as it sticks to the bad habit of nuclear development”.

This means Hong, who performed “merits” as chief of “confrontation ministry”, concluded his term with the proud boast of confrontation.

He rendered distinguished services for confrontation with the north.

As he subserviently served Park Geun Hye, who spoiled inter-Korean relations, he played a part in cooking up the “trust-building process”, a scenario for system unification, and had a hand in concocting the “unification preparatory committee”, an anti-reunification plot-breeding group. As he fully supported the “May 24 measures” of the Lee Myung Bak regime, which shut all the doors on north-south exchange and cooperation, he took the lead in extending the measures. Especially, he made a “great contribution” to terminating the operation of the Kaesong Industrial Park, the last thread linking the north and the south.

He exerted himself to malign the DPRK in disregard of place and time, particularly over its just self-defensive nuclear deterrent.

That is why he was given such nicknames as “head of ministry of confrontation and good-for-nothing”, “source of trouble for unification that should go away without delay” and “traitor who totally ruined the inter-Korean relationship”.

Peerlessly brilliant commander ::

The Korean service personnel and people are celebrating the fifth anniversary of the conferring of the title of the DPRK Marshal on Kim Jong Un at a time when they uninterruptedly make world-startling, miraculous achievements in their general offensive to carry out the five-year strategy for national economic development put forth by the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea.

The awarding of the title in accordance with their unanimous will on July 17 2012 was an expression of the absolute trust in the great Songun commander and a landmark event in the sacred struggle for completing the Juche revolutionary cause.

Dental hygiene supplies factory goes online ::

A woman worker monitors the printing process.

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Sexual slavery deal intolerable ::

A spokesman for the Korean Committee on Measures for the Victims of Sexual Slavery for the Japanese Army and Forcible Drafting issued a statement on July 15 over the fact that the demand for annulment of the agreement on the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army, a product of the treachery by the Park Geun Hye group of traitors, is growing in south Korea.

The agreement on the sexual slavery which the Park Geun Hye group finalized with the Abe group of Japan during its tenure is an unprecedented disgraceful document of treachery in which the Park group agreed to shield the hideous crime committed by the Japanese imperialists in return for just a few penny of money without wresting any apology, the statement said, and went on:

US urged to withdraw its nuclear war equipment out of s. Korea ::

On July 15, 1957, the US declared that it would start to arm its troops in south Korea with nuclear weapons and had since deployed over 1 720 nukes in south Korea by the mid-1980s to turn south Korea into the biggest nuclear arsenal in the Far East, a spokesman for the All-Korean Emergency Measure Committee for Opposing the North-targeted Nuclear War Drills said on July 15.

His remarks came as it has been sixty years since the US officially announced the nuclear armament of the US forces in south Korea.

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