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KCNA: "The Korean people's greatest concern in the morning of New Year's Day was to hear the New Year Address made by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."
KCNA: "An endless stream of visitors, including working people, schoolchildren and service personnel, were also seen at the statues of the great leaders and portraits of the smiling great leaders in Pyongyang and local areas."
KCNA: "People in the DPRK significantly greeted the New Year Juche 108 (2019). Early in the morning, many people inPyongyang visited the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to pay floral tribute to them on the occasion of the New Year."
Here, in two parts, is the full KCNA English-language text of Kim Jong Un's new year's address. (1/2)
KCNA: "Japan had better control its tongue, aware of where it is standing in the international arena. Regretfully, Japan cannot take part in the dialogue over the issue of the Korean peninsula. This is because it is bat-blind in politics."
KCNA: "The world has chosen this year's political situation of the Korean peninsula as the greatest event, appreciating the proactive and positive steps taken by the DPRK for peace and stabilityBut Japan is swimming against this."
Here's the full text of KCNA's English-language write-up on Kim Jong Un's New Year's speech.
KCNA: "He stressed that the WPK and the government of the DPRK would continue to promote unity and cooperation with the socialist countries in the idea of independence, peace and friendship and develop relations with all countries who are friendly to the DPRK."
KCNA: "If the U.S. fails to carry out its promisebut seeks to force something upon the DPRK unilaterally after misjudging the patience of the Korean people, we might be compelled to explore a new path for defending the sovereignty of our country, he pointed out."
KCNA: "Saying that he is always ready to sit together with the U.S. president anytime in the future, too, he stressed that he would work hard to produce results welcomed by the international community without fail."
KCNA: "As evidenced by the rapid progress in the inter-Korean relations, if there is a will, there is nothing impossible and if dialogue partners boldlyset forth fair proposals in the principle of mutual recognition, they would reach a terminal favorable for both of them."
KCNA: "He said that the DPRK has no intention to persistently entertain the unpleasant past history of the two countries, but a will to put an end to it at an early date and move on towards the establishment of a new relationship, as desired by the peoples of the two counties."
KCNA: "Noting that the first historic DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks made a great contribution to ensuring peace, he stressed that it is the invariable stand of the WPK and the DPRK government and his firm will to establish a new relationship between the two countries."
KCNA: "He said that we would never tolerate the intervention by the outsiders seeking to subordinate the north-south relations to their taste and interests and blocking the Korean nation's path toward reconciliation, unity and reunification."
KCNA: "Noting that it is our fixed will to completely end the military hostility between the north and the south and turn the Korean peninsula into a zone of permanent and durable peace, he called for boosting the inter-Korean cooperation and exchange."
KCNA: "He underlined the need to consolidate the political and ideological power of our state in every way. He stressed the need to step up the building of socialist civilization and bolster the national defence capabilities."
KCNA: "He said that 2018 was a historic year in which a great change was made in the domestic and foreign situation by the independent line and strategic decision of the Workers' Party of Korea and the socialist construction entered a new phase."
KCNA: "Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un made an address to mark the New Year 2019. He, in his New Year Address, offered warm greetings to all the people and service personnel throughout the country and the fellow countrymen in the south and abroad."
KCNA: "The Cuban people have always achieved only victories and successes in the socialist revolution and construction under the correct leadership of Fidel Castro Ruz, Raul Castro Ruz and Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez for six decades sincethe Cuban revolution."
KCNA: "The message extended warm congratulations and comradely greetings to the Cuban leaders and through them to all the Cuban people on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the victory in the Cuban revolution."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, sent a message of greeting on Monday to Raul Castro Ruz."
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KCNA: "The miraculous victory of this year that showed the dignity and might of the DPRK to the whole world is the outcome of the devoted guidance of Kim Jong Un."
KCNA: "This year isthe historic one that fully witnessed the great personality of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un, great politician, ever-victorious brilliant commander and master of creation."
KCNA: "The new atmosphere of detente and peace was created in the Korean Peninsula and the region thanks to three north-south summits and DPRK-China summits and the DPRK-U.S. summit held this year."
KCNA: "Rodong Sinmun on Monday says in an article that 2018 is a historic year clearly witnessing the validity and invincibility of the socialist cause of Juche and convincing everyone that socialism is the future of mankind."
KCNA: "The message extended congratulations to Kim Jong Un and the Korean people on the occasion of the New Year 2019. It hoped that peace, justice and equality would be ensured in the world and violence eliminated in the new year."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, received a message of greeting from Hassan Rouhani, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, on December 26 on the occasion of the New Year 2019."
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KCNA: "The performers were highly acclaimed for their impressive artistic representation recalling the emotional days when all service personnel and people had made a dynamic advance towards the final victory of revolution, rallied close around Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."
KCNA: "Drones represented letters 'Happy New Year' in the sky above the square."
KCNA: "The hopeful New Year 2019 came amid fireworks displaying the last seconds of the old year in the nocturnal sky above the square. With the resounding of the watch-night bell at 00:00 on January 1, the stirring sound of shooting fireworks rocked heaven and earth."
KCNA: "A New Year performance for 2019 took place in Pyongyang. A lot of citizens thronged Kim Il Sung Square to appreciate the performancePut on the stage were colorful numbers including female solo'His Embrace Is the Best' and mixed sextet 'Do Prosper, My Motherland.'"
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KCNA: "6. It is just the time for the U.S.-led hostile forces and the UN to throw away the old drum of 'human rights' racket against the DPRK, isn't it Why does the U.S. fail to give up the oldhostility even after the publication of the DPRK-U.S. joint statement in Singapore"
KCNA: "5. Can you pinpoint any land of human love, except the DPRK, in the world map The U.S. had better work hard to clean its dirty face before slandering others."
KCNA: "Fin-de-siecle ways of life like misanthropy, contempt, violence, pornography and corruption afflict the sound souls and bodies of people, driving them into the abyss of ignorance, in the U.S. and other Western countries."
KCNA: "4. Have you ever heard about the country where all the members of society are trained to be highly civilized and creative beings under the slogan of making all the people well versed in science and technology"
KCNA: "Perhaps, all of you are so fearful that homeless people sleeping curled up in subways and waiting rooms in New York and Washington may know such a fairytale story that was already materialized in the DPRK."
KCNA: "3. Can you imagine such social policies of the DPRK for its people as free education, free medical treatment and free provision of dwelling houses from the state DPRK is the one and only country where the state builds dwelling houses and provides them to people free."
KCNA: "2. Can you pick out any country like the DPRK that has no jobless person and vagabond We'd like to ask if you, bat-blinds, have no nerve to believe that there is the country unique on this planet."
KCNA: "The association, on behalf of the Korean people and the conscience of mankind, made the following questions to the U.S. and its vassal forces: 1. Is there any country on the earth like the DPRK where the people fully enjoy political freedom and democratic rights"
KCNA: "Shortly ago, the U.S. and its followers at a full-dress session of the United Nations General Assembly fabricated another 'resolution on human rights in north Korea' malignantly slandering the dignity and system of the DPRK."
KCNA: "The Korea Association for Human Rights Studies on Sunday raised an open questionnaireThe questionnaire said that the world has undergone amazing changes, but only the U.S. and its followers remain unchanged in their mean and stupid ambition to stifle the DPRK."
The Japanese government has created a nationwide television broadcast advising civilians on how to protect themselves in the event of a North Korean missile attack.