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KCNA: "The present authorities remain attached to the U.S.-made war monsterThe aggression-minded outsiders only will benefit from THAAD and it is only the destiny of the south Koreans that will be intercepted by it."
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities suppress the struggle of the people against the THAAD base construction, persistently pushing forward with it. This can not but be a criminal act little short of willing to follow in the footsteps of traitor Park Geun Hye."
KCNA: "However vocal the south Korean authorities may become in the usefulness of THAAD, its traitorous nature and danger can never be concealed."
KCNA: "The south Korean authorities persist in the deployment of THAAD for aggression, going against the present trend of the times and the public desire toward peace and detente."
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KCNA: "The south Korean military's act of spurring the racket for arms buildup is a crime of chilling the compatriots' desire for reconciliation, unity and reunificationOutward smile while carrying dagger would never help settle anything."
KCNA: "The victory of the WPK's line of simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of nuclear force would be unthinkable without the 'do-or-die' forced march and wise leadership of the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."
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KCNA: "The respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un visited the hospital on Monday evening and personally learned about the treatment of the wounded. He called on the wounded and warmly sympathized with them and consulted the future treatment with medical workers."
KCNA: "The ambassador said that they came to realize once again how much the Korean party, government and people value the traditional China-DPRK friendship, adding that this has been evidently proven again to be unbreakable and great friendship."
KCNA: "Ambassador Li Jinjun, hardly repressing his deep impression over the fact that Chairman Kim Jong Un personally visited the embassy early at dawn, busy as his schedule was, said that he would immediately report it to General Secretary Xi Jinping."
KCNA: "The Korean people take the tragic accident as their own misfortune, he said, stressing that the party and government of the DPRK would take follow-up measures with utmost sincerity in a mind to alleviate the pain of the bereaved families even a bit."
KCNA: " He said that the unexpected accident brought bitter sorrow to his heart and that he couldn't control his grief at the thought of the bereaved families who lost their blood relatives."
KCNA: "He expressed heartfelt sympathy and deep condolences to Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and president of the People's Republic of China, the party and government of China and the bereaved families of the victims."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Unvisited the Chinese embassy here at 6:30 a.m. of Monday to express his deep sympathy over an unexpected traffic accident that claimed heavy causalities among Chinese tourists to the DPRK."
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