Despite the unanimous denunciation and rejection at home and abroad, the U.S. and the south Korean army defiantly launched joint military exercises further accelerating the unstable situation.
The joint military exercises are divided into an “exercise of the staff for crisis control” from August 10 to 13 and a “combined command exercise” from August 16 to 26. They are the most vivid expression of the U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK, designed to stifle our state by force, and an unwelcome act of self-destruction for which a dear price should be paid as they threaten the safety of our people and further imperil the situation on the Korean peninsula.
The dangerous war exercises pushed ahead by the U.S. and the south Korean side in disregard of our repeated warnings will surely make them face more serious security threat.
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At a time when the long-standing and traditional DPRK-Russia relations of friendship are entering a new stage, we significantly mark the 20th anniversary of the historic visit by Chairman Kim Jong Il to the Russian Federation and the 10th anniversary of his visit to Siberia and the Far Eastern Region of the Russian Federation.
In August 2001, Chairman Kim Jong Il paid an official visit to the Russian Federation. During the visit, he had a meeting with President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and signed the DPRK-Russia Moscow Declaration. And in August 2011, he had a meeting with President Dmitri Anatoliyevich Medvedev in Ulan-Ude.
The meetings were held in a friendly and candid atmosphere exchanging in-depth views on the issue of bilateral relations and other international issues of mutual concern.
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Maneuvers of the United States to stifle Cuba are getting more undisguised in the wake of an abnormal situation in which massive anti-government protests took place recently in several areas of Cuba.
I want to make it clear that the main culprit and behind-the-scenes manipulator of the Cuban situation is none other than the U.S. This has been proved by the fact that the high-level U.S. officials engaged themselves in instigating and agitating anti-government protests soon after the occurrence of the disturbances.
Finding itself in failure of its attempt to obliterate the Cuban socialist system with the disturbances as an occasion, the U.S. is resorting to interferences in internal affairs of Cuba under the signboard of “human rights protection”.
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A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) released the following press statement on July 16:
Massive anti-government protests have recently taken place in several areas of Cuba, including the capital city Havana.
The anti-government protests that occurred in Cuba are an outcome of behind-the-scene manipulation by the outside forces coupled with their persistent anti-Cuba blockade scheming to obliterate the socialism and the revolution.
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Ri Son Gwon, minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, released the following press statement on June 23:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK welcomes the clear-cut press statement issued by the vice department director of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, which is to brush off hasty judgment, conjecture and expectation of the U.S.
We are not considering even the possibility of any contact with the U.S., let alone having it, which would get us nowhere, only taking up precious time.