April 13, 2021
KCNA KCNA.co.jp (En)

Press Statement by Director-General of DPRK Foreign Ministry

Date: 11/08/2019 | Source: KCNA.co.jp (En) | Read original version at source

Pyongyang, August 11 (KCNA) -- Kwon Jong Gun, Director-General of the Department of American Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, issued the following press statement on Sunday:
"A fool becomes a greater fool with age." This saying goes to the south Korean authorities.

It is well-attested by the south Korean authorities which changed the name of the joint military exercise from its original "Alliance 19-2" to "south Korea-U.S. Combined Command Post Exercise in the second half" and announced that it starts its full-scale exercise from August 11.

It is a miscalculation if they think that the very change of the name of the exercise can alter its aggressive nature or that we would make it pass off quietly.

Shit, though hard and dry, still stinks even if it is wrapped in a flowered cloth.

What cannot be overlooked is the fact that the Chongwadae made a flurry of activity, calling an "emergency meeting of concerned ministers" even at a time of no war over the DPRK's regular measures for conventional weapons modernization.

Last time, it became a global laughing stock when it lost its head because it had failed to calculate properly the range of the power demonstration firing of our army. Instead of drawing a lesson from it, it intruded where it is not wanted and flounders even missing a good sleep at dawn. It is really a sight to see.

Such an attitude of the Chongwadae might be seen to the eyes of the south Korean "people" as it being a "master" of putting security in good order. But we see this as nothing more than a shy dog barking more wildly.

With regard to our test for developing the conventional weapons, even the U.S. president made a remark which in effect recognizes the self-defensive rights of a sovereign state, saying that it is a small missile test which a lot of countries do. But the south Korean authorities call the building of our self-defensive armed forces as a military tension while urging to stop it. Then, how can the south Korean authorities have a cheek to say such a nonsense? There is neither rhyme nor reason about it.

Moreover, we now stand in an extraordinary situation when the south Korean authorities defiantly staged an aggressive war exercise against us. In the vortex of this, they rather run wild on their part trying to tarnish the DPRK's image. It is indeed a case of a thief calls "Stop thief!"

It is only regrettable that our counterpart falls short of standard as it is now.

If the south Korean authorities think they can tide over this crisis by simply changing the name of the military exercise, it is really a big mistake.

Though we are to enter into a dialogue in future as the currents flow in favor of dialogue, they had better keep in mind that this dialogue would be held strictly between the DPRK and the U.S., not between the north and the south.

Given that the military exercise clearly puts us as an enemy in its concept, they should think that an inter-Korean contact itself will be difficult to be made unless they put an end to such a military exercise or before they make a plausible excuse or an explanation in a sincere manner for conducting the military exercise.

We will certainly settle this on all accounts and closely watch the act of the south Korean authorities.

If the south Korean authorities let loose a blast to save face even a little by standing such a funny fellow like Jong Kyong Du again, it would be a foolish act of putting out the fire by oil.

It already went wrong for Chongwadae to have a sound sleep at daybreak as it notoriously keeps security in good orders.

More From KCNA.co.jp (En)

National Photo Exhibition Held

National Photo Exhibition Held

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- A national photo exhibition "Undying Footprints of Devoted Service for People's Well-being" opened

KCNA.co.jp (En) April 12, 2021

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- A national photo exhibition "Undying Footprints of Devoted Service for People's Well-being" opened

Streets of Pyongyang Decorated with Flowers

Streets of Pyongyang Decorated with Flowers

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Beautiful flowers are blooming along streets of Pyongyang to add pleasure to the citizens ahead of

KCNA.co.jp (En) April 12, 2021

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Beautiful flowers are blooming along streets of Pyongyang to add pleasure to the citizens ahead of

Enlarged Session of Plenary Meeting of Cabinet Held

Enlarged Session of Plenary Meeting of Cabinet Held

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- The enlarged session of the plenary meeting of the Cabinet took place through video teleconferencing

KCNA.co.jp (En) April 12, 2021

Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- The enlarged session of the plenary meeting of the Cabinet took place through video teleconferencing

Order of Kim Il Sung to An Il Rak

Order of Kim Il Sung to An Il Rak

Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- Order of Kim Il Sung was conferred on An Il Rak on the occasion of the birth anniversary of

KCNA.co.jp (En) April 11, 2021

Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- Order of Kim Il Sung was conferred on An Il Rak on the occasion of the birth anniversary of

Centenarian Receives Birthday Spread

Centenarian Receives Birthday Spread

Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un sent a birthday spread to Ri Kum Ok, a woman living in Songpha-ri,

KCNA.co.jp (En) April 11, 2021

Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un sent a birthday spread to Ri Kum Ok, a woman living in Songpha-ri,

Title of Labor Hero of DPRK Awarded to Officials of Merit

Title of Labor Hero of DPRK Awarded to Officials of Merit

Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- The title of Labor Hero of the DPRK and Gold Medal (Hammer and Sickle) and Order of National Flag

KCNA.co.jp (En) April 11, 2021

Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- The title of Labor Hero of the DPRK and Gold Medal (Hammer and Sickle) and Order of National Flag

Title of Hero of DPRK Awarded to Hwang Chol

Title of Hero of DPRK Awarded to Hwang Chol

Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- Hwang Chol was awarded the title of Hero of the DPRK and Gold Star Medal and Order of National Flag

KCNA.co.jp (En) April 11, 2021

Pyongyang, April 11 (KCNA) -- Hwang Chol was awarded the title of Hero of the DPRK and Gold Star Medal and Order of National Flag

Week of Film Show Opens to Celebrate Day of Sun

Week of Film Show Opens to Celebrate Day of Sun

Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- A week of film show has been opened to celebrate the Day of the Sun, birth anniversary of President

KCNA.co.jp (En) April 10, 2021

Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- A week of film show has been opened to celebrate the Day of the Sun, birth anniversary of President

Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un's Great Feats for Strengthening of WPK

Respected Comrade Kim Jong Un's Great Feats for Strengthening of WPK

Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- It has been nine years since the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un was elected to the top post of the

KCNA.co.jp (En) April 10, 2021

Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- It has been nine years since the respected Comrade Kim Jong Un was elected to the top post of the

New Posters Produced in DPRK

New Posters Produced in DPRK

Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House and the Mansudae Art Studio produced posters

KCNA.co.jp (En) April 10, 2021

Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House and the Mansudae Art Studio produced posters

Picturesque Pothong River

Picturesque Pothong River

Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- The picturesque Pothong River flows through the central part of Pyongyang, the capital city of the

KCNA.co.jp (En) April 10, 2021

Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- The picturesque Pothong River flows through the central part of Pyongyang, the capital city of the

Rodong Sinmun Calls upon People to Set Great Store by Their Own Things

Rodong Sinmun Calls upon People to Set Great Store by Their Own Things

Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun on Saturday says in an article that to take pride and confidence in our ideology,

KCNA.co.jp (En) April 10, 2021

Pyongyang, April 10 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun on Saturday says in an article that to take pride and confidence in our ideology,

6th Conference of Cell Secretaries of Workers' Party of Korea Closes

6th Conference of Cell Secretaries of Workers' Party of Korea Closes

WPK General Secretary Kim Jong Un Makes Important Conclusion Pyongyang, April 9 (KCNA) -- The 6th Conference of Cell Secretaries

KCNA.co.jp (En) April 09, 2021

WPK General Secretary Kim Jong Un Makes Important Conclusion Pyongyang, April 9 (KCNA) -- The 6th Conference of Cell Secretaries

More Articles