A spokesman for the Institute for American Studies of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released the following statement Friday: The U.S. carried out inter-continental ballistic missile test-fire on May 3 in the wake of the one on April 26 at a time when the situation on the Korean peninsula has reached the extremely dangerous phase due to the largest-ever joint military drills waged by the U.S. after introducing huge nuclear strategic assets, and the military provocation moves conducted by it.
The U.S. claims the two ICBM test-fires conducted just in a little over one week were planned one year ago and they have nothing to do with the DPRK’s nuclear and long-range ballistic missile launch but many world media are concerned that the consecutive ICBM tests by the U.S. can push the acute situation on the Korean peninsula to graver phase.
The U.S. maintains it may carry out missile launches but the DPRK can not and that its launches are “contribution” to peace and security while the DPRK’s are “provocation” straining tension.
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A spokesman of the Institute for Disarmament and Peace(IDP) of the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement on April 13 to condemn the U.S. for making military attacks at a sovereign state while crying out for “peace by strength.”
As already reported, the U.S. massive missile attack on Syria constitutes a blatant violation of international law and an insolent and barbarous act of aggression.
The statement said that the U.S. is disturbing the global peace and stability and insisting on the gangster-like logic that its invasion of a sovereign state is “decisive, just and proportionate” and contributes to “defending” the international order in its bid to apply it to the Korean peninsula.
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Diplomatic envoys, representatives of international bodies, the Economic and Commercial Councilors Corps and foreign embassy officials in charge of cultural and friendly relations and other foreign guests here visited the venue of the 19th Kimilsungia Festival on Thursday. They were deeply impressed to see the potted immortal flowers in full bloom reflecting the sincerity of the army and people of the DPRK and the world progressives. That day representatives of foreign embassies and international bodies toured the Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital and the Military Attaches Corps visited Tree Nursery No. 122 of the Korean People’s Army on Wednesday.
Foreign embassy officials in charge of cultural and friendly ties here Thursday visited Mangyongdae, the birthplace of President Kim Il Sung in the run-up to his birth anniversary.
They toured the Mangyongdae Revolutionary Museum where historic mementoes associated with the revolutionary activities of the President and his family members are on display.
At his old home they looked round the historic relics, being briefed on the fact that he was born at a thatched house and nurtured his noble patriotism and great revolutionary intention.
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An event took place at the People’s Palace of Culture on Thursday to observe World Health Day.
Present at the event were officials of ministries, national institutions, social organizations and in the fields of public health and media, the representative of WHO, the UN resident coordinator and concurrently UNDP resident representative and members of foreign embassies and missions of international bodies.
Speakers said that WHO set the issue of blues measure as the theme for this year and has made efforts to prevent various diseases and contribute to improving the health of mankind and social development.
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