North Korea urges U.S. to come to senses, stop sticking to sanctions
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KCNA: "Japan, a defeated country devoid of the right of belligerency andto participate in a war, cried out for the possession of aircraft carriers and goes roughshod for overseas expansionTherefore, it can be said Japan is certainly the most dangerous force of aggression."
KCNA: "Japan is trying to possess aircraft carrier, main force in the modern naval battle, again after the Second World WarJapan is hell-bent on the expansion of the theatre of operation of the 'Self-Defence Forces.'"
KCNA: "Any military action against dialogue partner destroys confidence between the north and south and has side effect on the north-south relations and the situation in the Korean peninsula. The south Korean military would be well-advised to behave itself."
KCNA: "The recent provocation is designed to tarnish the image of the dignified DPRK at any cost and create an atmosphere for more sanctions and pressure."
KCNA: "Human trafficking is unthinkable in the DPRK where its system is based on giving priority to the people and loving themthanks to the people-first policy. The U.S. is the world's worst graveyard of human rights."
KCNA: "The U.S. has recently made public a presidential resolution terming the DPRK 'human trafficking country'it is an unpardonable political provocation against the dignified DPRK and the most hostile act against the spirit of the Singapore DPRK-U.S. summit talks."
Treasury sanctions North Korean officials and entities in response to the government's serious human rights abuses and censorship
KCNA: "Crime-ridden Japan, though belatedly, should honestly apologize for, reflect on and make reparation for its hideous past crimes to the Korean nation and the conscience of mankind and give up the daydream of reinvasion, if it wants to get rid of its disgrace."
KCNA: "The Japanese reactionaries—a herd of beasts in rags of 'the Imperial Japanese Army' wielding a Japanese sword to call back the departed soul of 'Yasukuni Shrine'—should be mindful that today's Korea is not a weak country trampled because of a lack of national power."
KCNA: "Both sides appreciated that the DPRK and Mongolia have conducted brisk exchange and cooperation in various fields this yearand exchanged views on the development of bilateral relations and international and regional issues."
KCNA: "Talks took place between Foreign Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Ri Yong Ho, who is heading the DPRK government delegation on a visit to Mongolia, and D. Tsogtbaatar, minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Mongolia."
KCNA: "At the talks both sides recalled that a new heyday of the friendly relations between the DPRK and the PRC was ushered inthis year. They also exchanged views on further expanding and developing the traditional bilateral friendly relations next year."
KCNA: "Talks took place between Foreign Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Ri Yong Ho who is heading the DPRK government delegation on a visit to the People's Republic of China, and Wang Yi, state councilor and foreign minister of the PRC, in Beijing."
KCNA: Xi Jinping "noted that China is attaching high importance to the China-DPRK relations, adding that it is the fixed policy of the Chinese party and government to develop the China-DPRK friendly relations."
KCNA: "Xi Jinping said: Under the guidance of Comrade Kim Jong Un the Korean people are striving to implement a new strategic line set forth at the Third Plenary Meeting of the 7th Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea."
KCNA: "Foreign Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Ri Yong Ho on a visit to the People's Republic of China as head of the DPRK government delegation met with Xi Jinping, president of the PRC, at the Great Hall of the People on Dec.7."
KCNA: "In the past only two of the dolphins did arithmetical problems and showed movements of taking the stage out of water, but all of them can perform such stunts. Seals, too, can perform new eight stunts, including ring and ball games and playing volleyball."
KCNA: "Dolphins and seals of the Rungna Dolphinarium in Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPRK, give pleasure to spectators with new stunts. Those dolphins can fly across trainers lying horizontally on water in certain spaces and move them by wagging tail fins."
KCNA: "Japan's past crimes against the Korean people are the worst ones against humanity which cannot be seen in the world. No statute of limitations is applicable to the crimes against humanity, and the bloody history can never be hided and erased."
KCNA: "Raul Castro Ruz wished Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un great success in his noble work of leading the struggle of the Korean people who turned out in the implementation of a new strategic line."
KCNA: "Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, met and had a talk with Raul Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, in a friendly atmosphere."
KCNA: "The government delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea led by Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho arrived in Beijing on Dec. 6 to visit the People's Republic of China."
KCNA: "As the novel 'Don Quixote' made the public bitterly ridicule and criticize the anachronistic things, traitor Hong's return to politics will make the south Korean people's hatred at the conservative group bitterer."
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KCNA: "The Syrian president said that the favorable situation recently created on the Korean peninsula is entirely thanks to HE Kim Jong Un's wise politics, principled stand and flexible foreign policy."
KCNA: "Foreign Minister of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Ri Yong Ho, who is leading a DPRK government delegation on a visit to Syria, had a talk with Bashar Al-Assad, president of the Syrian Arab Republic, at the presidential palace on Tuesday."
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