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KCNA: "The north-south relations belong to the north and the south while the DPRK-U.S. relations belong to the DPRK and the U.S. The north-south ties can never be put under the DPRK-U.S. relations. This is our warning in New Year."
KCNA: "The U.S. has to drop its old way of thinking of approaching the north-south relations from the standpoint of sanctions and pressure on the DPRK. The U.S. must have keenly felt last year that the north-south ties do not hurt its strategic interests."
KCNA: "The theory of adjusting the speed to prevent the north-south ties from going ahead of the DPRK-U.S. relations is a new hostile policy toward the DPRK adopted by the U.S., today when the north-south ties are undergoing drastic development."
KCNA: "The U.S. still remains unchanged in the policy hostile towards the DPRKreality shows that the U.S. responded to the DPRK-U.S. dialogue out of its strategic interests, but it has a sinister intention to deprive the DPRK of its nuclear weapons and bring it to its knees."
KCNA: "Out of the desire to make progress in the inter-Korean relations this year, we have something to say as regards the U.S. attitude. What does the U.S. seek behind the theory of speed control in the inter-Korean relations"
KCNA: "The U.S., which voiced active support for the Panmunjom declaration and the moves for the improved inter-Korean relations whenever an opportunity presented itself, dropped the check bar in the way of improving inter-Korean relations and put on the brakes in every way."
KCNA: "Contrary to the high expectationsof the Korean nation, politicians of Washington claim that inter-Korean relations should not move forward faster than the DPRK-U.S. relationsThe voices calling for speed adjustment cause deep concerns among all the fellow countrymen."
KCNA: "The Korean people look back upon last year plagued with shock, cheers, joyand irritation, and are aflame with the desire for more epochal progress in inter-Korean relations and reunification upon receiving the historic New Year Address of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."
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KCNA: "Then he entered the hall where Kim Il Sung lies in state. He paid a tribute of the New Year in humblest reverence to Kim Il Sung. He entered the hall where Kim Jong Il lies in state. He paid a tribute of the New Year in humblest reverence to Kim Jong Il."
KCNA: "The Supreme Leader, together with the accompanying officials, made deep bows to the statues in token of his high respect and best wishes for the immortality of the great leaders."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commissionand supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to pay homage to President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il onthe New Year 2019."
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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."