At 10:15 a.m., there will be a briefing in this very room by the Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Ambassador Kim Song will brief on the seizure of the DPRK cargo ship.
KCNA: "The days when Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has led our revolution are the brilliant period in whichsocialist Korea's prestigefully demonstrated before the world are the brilliant fruitions of Kim Jong Un's experienced and seasoned politics of independence."
KCNA: "As seen above, the Supreme Leader's ceaseless journey of field guidance is just a great epic of love for the people's wellbeing."
KCNA: Kim "personally selected a site for large-scale vegetable greenhouse farm, saying that such greenhouse area would be enough to meet the needs of provincial inhabitants for vegetables. And he added that he is very pleased when he does worthwhile things for the people."
KCNA: "All thinking and practical activities of Kim Jong Un, Supreme Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, are run through with devoted service for the good of the people. He has always felt his joy in the people's happiness."
KCNA: "A party and government delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea led by Ri Su Yong, member of the Political Bureau and vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, left here on Monday to visit the Republic of Cuba."
KCNA: "If the food problem is solved, the people will be provided with a stable life and their revolutionary zeal and creativity will be fully displayed to powerfully step up the socialist construction."
KCNA: "The hostile forces who don't want us to bewell-off are seeking to make our people undergo shortage of food, bring to collapse their faith in socialism and thus subdue us. We should do rice transplanting in a proper wayand thus deal a telling blow to the hostile forces"
KCNA: "Since the international concern is growing more than ever overthe heinous act of the United States, the Secretary General of the United Nations is requested to take urgent measures as a way ofproving the impartiality of the UN."
KCNA: "Recently, the United States committed an unlawful and outrageous act of taking the DPRK's cargo ship to Samoathis act of dispossession has clearly indicated that the United States is indeed a gangster country that does not care at all about international laws."
KCNA: "Kim Song, permanent representative of the DPRK, sent a letter toGuterres, secretary general of the United Nations, on Friday. The letter reads: Mr. Secretary General, I address this letter to you with regard to thedispossession of the cargo ship 'Wise Honest.'"
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North Korea has called the U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship involved in banned coal exports an "unlawful robbery" and demanded the ship to be immediately returned.
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DPRK mission to UN releases statement accusing US of not wanting to improve bilateral relationship but seeking "only to overthrow our system."
KCNA: "The time when the U.S. was presumptuously acting as a 'human rights judge' is gone long ago, and it would better be obsessed with its own business, rather than poking its nose into others affairs."
KCNA: "Although the U.S. is making desperate and foolish efforts to bring us down by clinging tothe 'maximum pressure' aimed at destroying our system, it should bear in mind that such an attempt willpush us dynamically to a direction where the U.S. does not want to see."
KCNA: "The latest release of press statement by the U.S. State Department is clear evidence that the present Administration follows in the footsteps of the previous Administrations in regard of the policy hostile to the DPRK."
KCNA: "This has laid bare the American ulterior intention that it does not want the improved DPRK-U.S. relations really, but seeks only to overthrow our system."
KCNA: "The United States, turning its back on the June 12 DPRK-U.S. Joint Statement committing to establish new bilateral relations, is taking the lead of hostile actionsby instigating the anti-DPRK plotting agencies embedded with the inveterate repugnance for the DPRK."