Amnesty International claims that the country is running death camps. But there is a tilt relationship with the country that the U.S. military power structure has yet to admire: China. The DPRK wants to be taken seriously by the so-called international community. And in doing so they have failed miserably to communicate in English to the Western powers that they so feel antagonize them. It is in the interest of international peace and cooperation that we translate — despite not speaking 조선말– the state’s comments into terms that are more immediately understandable by international audiences. They will bode better on Google Translate, or whichever format you might wish to view this page.
Imperialist encroachments upon supreme interests have become grave, as have violations of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea sovereignty. As a result, the dearly respected Marshal Kim Jong-un, brilliant commander of Mt. Paektu — before examining and ratifying a firepower strike plan — convened an urgent operation meeting on the firepower-strike duty performance of the Strategic Rocket Force of the Korean People’s Army.
The declaration of a do-or-die battle is Marshal Kim’s decision: a choice to provide an epochal occasion for ending the long-standing showdown with the United States, opening a new era. It is also a last warning of justice served to the United States, the south Korean group and other hostile anti-reunification forces. The decision reflects the strong will of the DPRK people to annihilate the enemies.
Now surges the anger of the heroic service personnel, along with all other DPRK people, at the U.S. imperialists’ reckless war provocations. Also surges a strong will to turn out as one in the death-defying battle with the enemies and to achieve finalizing victory in the great reunification war. This will is true to Kim Jong-un’s important decision.
In its previous statement, KPA Supreme Command solemnly declared at home and abroad the people’s will to take decisive military counteraction to defend sovereignty. KPA Supreme Command also declared the people’s will to defend the dignity of supreme leadership with regard to extreme south Korean puppet and U.S. provocations.
Not content after repeated warnings to disallow successive B-52s sorties in south Korean skies, the United States deployed other ultra-modern strategic strike forces, such as B-2A stealth strategic bombers, to south Korea. These bombing drills targeted the DPRK. This is an unpardonable, heinous provocation; and an open challenge.
Taking advantage of the reckless U.S. nuclear campaign against the DPRK, south Korean puppets vociferated about the terms “pre-emptive attack,” “strong counteraction” and even “strikes[s] at the commanding forces,” subsequently revealing the attempt to destroy monuments to the dignity of DPRK supreme leadership.
This clearly shows that U.S. brigandish ambition for aggression and the puppets’ attempt to invade the DPRK have gone beyond the limit, and that — after visiting a phase of threat and blackmail — threats have entered the reckless phase of an actual war.
Moreover the prevailing, grim situation clearly justifies the KPA Supreme Command in deciding to settle accounts with the U.S. imperialists and south Korean puppets by dint of the arms of Songun. A time when words could work has passed.
Now they are openly claiming that B-2As’ nuclear drills were “not to irritate the north” but “defensive.” Additionally, the United States says the drills are “to defend the interests of its ally.” However this lame pretext covers up aggression; evades denunciation at home, abroad; and attempts escape from DPRK retaliatory blows.
The era when the United States resorted to the policy of strength by brandishing nuclear weapons has gone.
The DPRK’s resolute answer and steadfast stand is to counter U.S. imperialists’ blackmail of aggressive, merciless nuclear attack with just, all-out war.
The imperialists should clearly know that in the era of Marshal Kim Jong-un, the greatest-ever commander, all things are different than in the past.
The hostile forces will realize clearly the iron will, matchless grit and extraordinary mettle of the brilliant commander of Mt. Paektu insofar as, without Songun Korea, the earth cannot exist.
The time has come to stage a do-or-die final battle.
The government, political parties and organizations of the DPRK solemnly declare as follows, reflecting upon Kim Jong-un’s final decision at the KPA Supreme Command operation meeting and the unanimous will of the DPRK’s people. The people await this final order from Kim:
(1) From this moment, north-south relations will be put at the state of war, and all issues arousing tensions between the north and the south will be dealt with according to wartime regulations.
The neither-peace-nor-war state has ended on the Korean Peninsula.
Now that the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK have entered into actual military action, inter-Korean relations have naturally entered the state of war. Accordingly, without warning, the DPRK will now punish with resolute and merciless physical action the slightest provocation against dignity and sovereignty.
(2) If the United States and the south Korean puppet group provoke war against the DPRK in any area, including the West Sea of Korea’s five islands or in the area along the Military Demarcation Line, theirs will not be a local war but will develop into an all-out war: a nuclear war.
It is self-evident that any Korean Peninsula military conflict is bound to lead to nuclear war, now that even U.S. nuclear strategic bombers in the Korean mainland and Pacific military bases — Hawaii and Guamare — are flying into south Korean skies to participate in madcap, DPRK-targeting nuclear moves.
The first strike of the DPRK’s revolutionary armed forces is to blow up aggressive U.S. bases in mainland Korea and Pacific operational theatres, including Hawaii and Guam; but additionally, to reduce U.S. military bases in south Korea. Included in the first strike is the puppets’ ruling institutions (such as Chongwadae), as well as the imperative to reduce to ashes the puppet army — to say nothing of the aggressors and the provokers.
(3) The DPRK will never miss the golden chance to win a final victory in the great war for national reunification.
This war will not be a three-day but a blitz war through which the KPA will occupy all areas of south Korea — including Jeju Island at one strike, not giving the U.S. and puppet warmongers time to come to their senses — and a three-dimensional war to be fought at air, land, sea, on the front line and in the rear.
This sacred war of justice will be a nationwide, all-people resistance involving all Koreans in the north, the south and overseas. Traitors to the nation — including heinous confrontation maniacs, warmongers and human scum — will be swept away mercilessly.
No force on earth can break the people’s all-out will to overpower in the just, great national Korean reunification war.
Holding in high esteem the peerlessly great men of Mt. Paektu, the Korean people will give vent to the pent-up grudge and realize their cherished desire; thusly bringing the bright day of national reunification and without fail building the best power on this land.