Sunday, April 19, 2015

Fars News: "Supreme Leader Calls on US Officials to Stop 'Silly' Demands from Iran"

Some people want to fill the word with silly demands...
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on the US officials to stop making paradoxical statements about Iran, saying Washington's remarks disclose that their threats against Tehran are no more than silly bluffing.

"After some time that the opposite side kept silent, one of their (the US) officials has recently spoken of 'over-the-table-options' again; on one hand, they bluff like this, and on the other hand, they say that the Islamic Republic of Iran should stop its defensive progress, which is a silly statement," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing Army officials and personnel on the occasion of the Army Day in Tehran on Sunday.

Stressing that the Islamic Republic will never accept such silly remarks, he said, "The Iranian nation has proved that if it comes under aggression, it defends itself fully powerfully and will stand against the irrational invaders in an integrated form and like an iron fist."

Ayatollah Khamenei, who is also the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, told them to promote their military and defensive preparedness and boost their morale even to higher degrees, stressing that his words should be seen as a military order.

Ayatollah Khamenei, meantime, stressed that despite its improved defensive and military power, the Islamic Republic of Iran will never be a threat to the regional and neighboring states.

He blasted the US and Europeans and their puppet regimes' media hype and allegations that Iran had sought to acquire nuclear weapons, and said, "Today, the most vital threat posed to the world and the region is the US and the Zionist regime which meddle (with other nations' affairs) and kill people anywhere they deem to be necessary without any control or commitment to conscience or religious principles."

In relevant remarks in November, Ayatollah Khamenei called on the Iranian Armed Forces to reinvigorate their power and increase preparedness to defend the country against any possible enemy attack.

"Our Armed Forces should always increase their preparedness without considering political calculations and make strategic plans by identifying their weak points as well as assessment of enemy's possibilities and weak points," Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari and other Navy commanders and officials in Tehran in November.

He lauded the Iranian Navy's power and capabilities, and said, "The Navy should continue its great and important role in safeguarding national security, overall defense and the country's strong fence by updating and increasing preparedness and military capabilities and strengthening their belief, motivations and spirit of devotion."

Also earlier this month and after western speculations that Iran would allow an inspection of its military sites as a result of a final nuclear deal with the world powers, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that Iran would never allow any inspection of its defensive and military centers.

"They (the foreigners) shouldn’t be allowed at all to penetrate into the country's security and defensive boundaries under the pretext of supervision, and the country's military officials are not permitted at all to allow the foreigners to cross these boundaries or stop the country's defensive development under the pretext of supervision and inspection," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a large number of Iranian people in Tehran.
Of course he has to say this to his own people. Nuclear negotiations are really making splendid progress...

Sunday, March 22, 2015

"KCNA Commentary Censures 'Human Scum Who Defected from North'"

A few paragraphs of choice revolutionary invective:
The "defectors from the north" are human scum who betrayed the country and its people and abandoned even elementary conscience and moral obligation as human being. They are taking the lead in the anti-DPRK smear campaign.

It is a sin for anyone to flee the motherland that brought up and took care of him. It is the thrice-cursed crime to speak ill of the motherland by cooking up sheer lies for a petty amount of money. [...]

Talmudic Rituals on the Roof

Fars News has one of those innumerable news stories in which any Jew visiting the Temple Mount is called a "settler" and any act of visiting is called "storming." This one takes an interesting turn in which we learn that "A group of 10 settlers mounted on the roof of the Dome of the Rock Mosque and tried to perform Talmudic rituals":
Dozens of Jewish settlers on Sunday stormed the East Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound under the protection of Israeli police, a Palestinian official said.

"A total of 132 Jewish settlers under the protection of Israeli police forced their way into Al-Aqsa complex through Al-Magharbeh and Hotta gates," General Director of Muslim Endowments and Al-Aqsa Affairs Sheikh Azzam al-Khatib said, World Bulletin reported.

"A group of 10 settlers mounted on the roof of the Dome of the Rock Mosque and tried to perform Talmudic rituals but Palestinian guards managed to prevent them," he added.

Others toured the holy compound passing by Al-Qibali and Al-Marwani mosques before leaving the complex through Al-Silsileh gate, he added. [...]
While you're storming you might as well tour . . .

Sunday, January 25, 2015

MondoKim: "DPRK FM Spokesman Accuses Israeli PM of Hurting DPRK's Dignity and Social System"

First Fox News gets on Netanyahu's case and now Korean News:
The spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA Friday assailing the Israeli prime minister for his provocative remarks hurting the DPRK's dignity and social system:

According to a report, on Jan. 19 the Israeli prime minister at a joint press conference with the Japanese prime minister who visited Israel accused the DPRK of enforcing merciless and radical dictatorship. He talked rubbish that the DPRK is taking a violent and threatening stand toward its neighboring countries, it is mulling tipping ballistic missiles with nukes under a military nuclear program for aggression and the international community should not repeat the error made at the negotiations with north Korea.

This is an unpardonable insult and provocation to the dignity and social system in the DPRK and the choice made by its people.

In order to conceal its true colors as a harasser of Mideast peace the successive rulers of Israel have been apt to talk about the "missile deal and nuclear cooperation" between the DPRK and Mideast countries. Not content with this, Israel recently went the lengths of hurting the DPRK's dignified social system.

The people-centred Korean-style socialist system is the most advantageous system under which the people became masters of everything and it serves them and the DPRK's nuclear weapons are powerful deterrence to protect its social system.

What the Israeli prime minister uttered is a revelation of his ignorance of the social system in the DPRK and nothing but his base behavior to please the forces hostile to the DPRK.

Israel not only represents dictatorial forces for aggression that trample down the legitimate right of the Palestinian people and indiscriminately kill them but also is a rogue group that poses a nuclear threat and makes terrorist attack on its neighboring countries with lots of nuclear weapons under the U.S. patronage in disregard of international law.

Everybody knows about the shamelessness of Israel telling lies and making fabrications and pointing accusing fingers to others to justify its criminal acts and evade the censure and condemnation by the international community.

The DPRK warns Israel against refusing to abandon its inveterate bad habit of taking issue with the former quite often in its interests.

Israel had better roll back, to begin with, its inhuman and bellicose policy as an arch criminal killing innocent Palestinians and disturber of peace in Mideast before pulling up others.
I'd say that Kim can expect an especially nice floral basket from Mahmoud Abbas next time.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

"[Korean People's Army] Taking Lead in Building Thriving Nation"

Great news!
The might of army-people unity has been fully displayed with the leading role of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in the era of Marshal Kim Jong Un.

Under the slogan calling for helping the people, the KPA has played a key role in building a thriving nation over the past three years.

After receiving the order of Kim Jong Un to build a service complex at a machine factory before the birth centenary of President Kim Il Sung (April 15, 2012), KPA servicepersons devoted their all to carrying out his order.

Kim Jong Un highly praised the soldier builders for completing the complex in time on the highest level during his visit to the factory on May Day Juche 101 (2012).

When the Kaechon and Komdok areas were hit hard by flood in 2012, servicepersons together with the people eradicated the aftermath of flood damage in those areas in a short span of time, demonstrating the might of the revolutionary soldier spirit and army-people unity.

Thanks to the concerted efforts of the army and people, the October 8 Factory took its shape only in 10 months as a model one in the age of knowledge-based economy.

During a visit to a newly-built foodstuff factory in November this year, Kim Jong Un highly praised it as an edifice of patriotic devotion built by the dint of the army-people unity and called upon all the units to fan up the flame of modernization by underscoring the need to follow the work attitude of KPA servicepersons.

The DPRK will surely win the final victory in building a powerful nation as long as there is the KPA which always remain loyal to the idea and leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea.
"Final victory" would be actual prosperity?

"Iran closes down 17 satellite channel offices" (PressTV-Iran)

The machinations of the Global Arrogance are thwarted again!
The Islamic Republic has closed down the offices of 17 foreign-based satellite channels for their attempts to “create division” in the country, a senior Iranian intelligence official says.

“Enemies have established 17 satellite channels in the name of Shia (Islam),” said Iran’s Deputy Intelligence Minister Mohammad Pour-Fallah, adding that the Islamic Republic has shut down their offices inside the country, Fars news agency cited him as saying on Sunday.

The official did not give further information about the names of the satellite channels or the location of their offices.

In a similar report last August, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said its forces shut down offices of a number of foreign-based satellite channels across the country over their “clandestine and illegal” activities.

The August report also said that the channels had illegally set up production offices in the provinces of Qom, Isfahan, Tehran and Khorasan Razavi. The ministry added that a number of people were arrested based on warrants issued by the Judiciary.

The channels were producing programs aimed at creating sectarian rifts and “intensifying division in the Muslim World to damage the image of Shiism,” it noted.

The ministry added the channels were serving the interests of certain foreign intelligence services and global arrogance
This a constant theme at Iranian news agencies: Shia-Sunni tensions are the result of Western plots.

Monday, December 22, 2014

"U.S. Urged to Honestly Apologize to Mankind for Its Evil Doing before Groundlessly Pulling up Others" (Korean News)

You may have seen articles about this article. Here is a longish excerpt:
[...]The DPRK has clear evidence that the U.S. administration was deeply involved in the making of such dishonest reactionary movie.

It is said that the movie was conceived and produced according to the "guidelines" of the U.S. authorities who contended that such movies hurting the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership and inciting terrorism against it would be used in an effective way as "propaganda against north Korea".

The U.S. Department of State's special human rights envoy went the lengths of urging the movie makers to keep all scenes insulting the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership in the movie, saying it is needed to "vex the north Korean government".

The facts glaringly show that the U.S. is the chief culprit of terrorism as it has loudly called for combating terrorism everywhere in the world but schemed behind the scene to produce and distribute movies inciting it in various countries of the world.

It is not exaggeration to say in the light of the prevailing situation that the U.S. administration and President Obama looking after the overall state affairs of the U.S. have been behind the case.

Can he really cover up the crimes he has committed by trying so hard to falsify the truth and turn white to black.

So we watched with unusual attention what had been done by the "guardians of peace" to avert terrorism and defend justice.

Yet, we do not know who or where they are but we can surely say that they are supporters and sympathizers with the DPRK.

The army and people of the DPRK who aspire after justice and truth and value conscience have hundreds of millions of supporters and sympathizers, known or unknown, who have turned out in the sacred war against terrorism and the U.S. imperialists, the chieftain of aggression, to accomplish the just cause.

Obama personally declared in public the "symmetric counteraction", a disgraceful behavior.

There is no need to guess what kind of thing the "symmetric counteraction" is like but the army and people of the DPRK will never be browbeaten by such a thing.

The DPRK has already launched the toughest counteraction. Nothing is more serious miscalculation than guessing that just a single movie production company is the target of this counteraction. Our target is all the citadels of the U.S. imperialists who earned the bitterest grudge of all Koreans.

The army and people of the DPRK are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the U.S. in all war spaces including cyber warfare space to blow up those citadels. [...]
The rest is worth reading. Is Obama a match for the Might of Songun? Stray tuned . . .

Thursday, December 18, 2014

"Kim Jong Il Remembered in Cuba"

Will Cuba congratulate Kim on his victory over certain Imperialist media companies? In the meantime there's this:
A remembrance meeting took place in Havana, Cuba on Dec. 12 on the occasion of the third anniversary of demise of leader Kim Jong Il.

Displayed at the venue of the meeting were photos dealing with his revolutionary life and feats.

Present there were personages of the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples and the Cuban Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification and masses.

The DPRK ambassador to Cuba and his embassy officials were present on invitation.

Juan Jose Leon Vega, first vice-chairman of the Cuban Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification, said that Kim Jong Il will always be with the glorious Workers' Party of Korea, the Korean People's Army and the Korean people.

He went on:

Kim Jong Il is boundlessly revered not only by the Korean people but also by the progressives as he developed in depth the revolutionary idea of President Kim Il Sung and performed the great feats for the building of socialism, reunification of Korea and cause of global independence.

The Cuban Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification will make positive efforts for Korea's reunification in the future, too, true to the intention of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il who dedicated themselves to Korea's reunification till the last moments of their lives.

The Cuban people believe that the Korean people would certainly build a thriving nation with the might of Songun, true to the behests of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il under the wise leadership of Marshal Kim Jong Un.