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Saturday, May 12, 2018

To avoid to fate of Saddam and Gaddafi, Kim Jong-Un is making sure all his steps are well documented

What we are witnessing ahead of the historic Kim-Trump meeting in Singapore, is a masterpiece of diplomacy in action - performed by the leadership of the DPRK.

The US has proven itself time and time again to be an untrustworthy partner when it comes to nuclear and other disarmament deals. Saddam - killed, Gaddafi - murdered, The Islamic Republic or Iran under embargo and constant diplomatic attacks as we speak. Nobody, including the DPRK, has any reason to take any US promises or even signed deals for their face value. What North Korea is doing is in its very best interest, and will hopefully lead to true peace and the eventual withdrawal of US forces from the peninsula.

With carefully choreographed and well-documented steps done in the open, all the world can see the good-faith efforts North Korea is making, therefore ensuring that its leadership will not end up like those of Libya and Iraq. After all these gestures it would be a publicity-suicide for any US leadership to do anything but appease the DPRK.

And with that, many of the so-called online DPRK analyst blogs and websites will be out of business, too.

Below is the verbatim copy of the press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Democratic People's Republic of Korea:

Pyongyang, May 12 (KCNA) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea issued a following press release on Saturday: 

In accordance with the decision of the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the Nuclear Weapon Institute and other concerned institutions are taking technical measures for dismantling the northern nuclear test ground of the DPRK in order to ensure transparency of discontinuance of the nuclear test.
A ceremony for dismantling the nuclear test ground is now scheduled between May 23 and 25, depending on weather condition. 

Dismantlement of the nuclear test ground will be done in the following sequence-making all tunnels of the test ground collapse by explosion; completely blocking entries; removing all observation facilities, research institutes and structures of guard units on the ground. 

In parallel with dismantlement of the nuclear test ground, guards and researchers will be withdrawn and the surrounding area of the test ground be completely closed. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK is authorized, in this regard, to release the following decisions.
First, it has intention to allow not only the local press but also journalists of other countries to conduct on-the-spot coverage in order to show in a transparent manner the dismantlement of the northern nuclear test ground to be carried out in accordance with the decision of the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea. 

In due consideration of small space of the test ground, journalists from other countries will be confined to those from China, Russia, United States, United Kingdom and south Korea. 

Second, the following steps will be taken for providing convenience of visit and coverage to international journalists. 

1) All international journalists will be provided with charter flight from Beijing to Wonsan, and other related steps such as opening territorial air space will be taken.
2) Special accommodation will be arranged in Wonsan for stay of the international journalists, and press center be set up for their use.
3) Special charter train will be arranged from Wonsan to the northern nuclear test ground for the international journalists.
4) In consideration of the fact that the test ground is located in the uninhabited deep mountain area, the international journalists will be accommodated in the special charter train and be provided with appropriate conveniences.
5) Necessary conditions and cooperation will be provided to the international journalists so that they can transmit at the press center about dismantlement of the test ground which they have covered on the spot. 

The DPRK will, also in the future, promote close contacts and dialogue with the neighboring countries and the international society so as to safeguard peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and over the globe. -0-

Monday, February 20, 2017

Malaysia lodges protest against North Korea over Kim Jong-nam

Malaysia has lodged a protest against the North Korean ambassador over accusations he made about the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader.

The Malaysian Foreign Ministry summoned Ambassador Kang Chol on Monday.

The protest came in response to Kang's criticism of the Malaysian authorities last Friday at the hospital where Kim Jong Nam's autopsy was underway. Kim died on February 13th after being assaulted at the airport in Kuala Lumpur.

Kang had unsuccessfully requested immediate handover of Kim Jong Nam's body. He then suggested at a press conference that Malaysian authorities have something to conceal with respect to the incident.

In a statement, Malaysia's foreign ministry said officials told Kang it is the responsibility of the Malaysian government to conduct an investigation to identify the cause of death.

It also said the government has been transparent and the investigation has been conducted in accordance with Malaysian law.

It rejected criticism made by Kang as baseless, adding that the government takes very seriously any unfounded attempt to tarnish its reputation.

The ministry said it has recalled its ambassador to North Korea for consultations.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Scammer with Fake Account Trying to Cash in on Kim Jong-nam's Death on Facebook

At around  17:00 GMT February 16 somebody created a dummy account, trying to replicate Kim Jong-nam's original. It contained an auto-translated message in Korean asking for money to be wired to a Singaporean account. Within minutes it was deleted - either by facebook or it's creator.

The URL was: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015264407081


Message was: 

안녕하세요, 저는 동생 김정은, 김정남. 이제 미디어의 모든 종류의 내 사망 소식을보고하고, 사실, 난 죽지 않았다. 나는 스위스 은행의 자본에 망명 지금 나는 북한 당국에 고정되어있다. 내 새 계좌 이체 내 활동 자금 5,000 위안, 그래서 후원자 장군을 밀봉 한국 군대에 성공 후 권력을 장악하는 쿠데타를 벌였다 경우 다음 이동하십시오, 당신을 신뢰합니다.
Singapore OCBC 605-055XXX-001


(part of bank account obscured by me)
Screenshot showing the account

Kim Jong-un Didn't Order the Killing of His Brother - It May Have Been South Korean Intelligence

The murder of Kim Jong-nam came at a very unfortunate time, and certainly will not help Kim Jong-un's reputation abroad. For this reason alone we must consider the following two theories:

1. Assasination was ordered by North Korean officials seeking to please Jong-un, in time for 2.15 celebrations. If this was the case we could see heads roll back home, as indeed this could not have happened at a worse time for Kim Jong-un.

2. Assassination was ordered by South Korean intelligence to cast bad light on Kim Jong-un and the DPRK.


Who are her handlers?

Saturday, February 4, 2017

DPRK and China-Related Rare books collection

Visit link for a special, handpicked collection of on-topic books and other media.

http://astore.amazon.com/anthropologybooks-20

Thursday, August 8, 2013

BREAKING: PROPAGANDA COMPANY BBC DROPS THE 'BURMA' BULLSHIT.

BBC has stopped calling Myanmar 'Burma' and Yangon 'Rangoon'.


A tad too late catching up, but good job you dogs at BBC. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

South's Flag on Display for North Korea's Soccer Team in London

A very unpleasant incident has shaken the London Olympics, even before its official start. The organizers mistakenly displayed the South Korea’s flag on a screen instead of North Korea's before a women's soccer match, prompting the team to walk off the pitch.

The blatant mistake occurred during player introductions before the DPRK's match against Colombia. A North Korean player was displayed along with the South Korean flag when the teams were already on the pitch.

The match was delayed for more than an hour, as the North Korean side had gone into their dressing room. Only after organizers apologized for the error did the action resume.

“We were angry because our players were introduced as if they were from South Korea, which may affect us very greatly as you might know,” coach Sin Ui-gun said through an interpreter after having won the game 2-0.

“If this matter couldn't have been resolved, then I thought going on would be nonsense,” he added.

“We will apologize to the team and the National Olympic Committee and steps will be taken to ensure this does not happen again.” - was the official comment from the Organising Committee.

The North Korean players refused to speak to reporters after the game.