National Meeting Marks Day of Victory in War

Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) — A national meeting was held at the April 25 House of Culture Wednesday to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War.

Present there were Kim Yong Nam, Jo Myong Rok, Pak Pong Ju, Kim Yong Chun and other party, army and state senior officials, Cabinet members, officials of the party, armed forces and power organs, public organizations, ministries and national institutions, servicepersons of the Korean People’s Army, working people in the city and overseas Koreans staying in the socialist homeland.

KPA Vice Marshal Kim Il Chol, who is member of the DPRK National Defence Commission and minister of the People’s Armed Forces, made a report.

July 27, Juche 42 (1953) is recorded as the day of the second liberation in the glorious history of the DPRK because it was the day when the army and people of the DPRK beat back the armed invasion of the U.S. imperialists who boasted of being the “strongest” in the world and achieved historic victory in the hard-fought Fatherland Liberation War under the outstanding political and military leadership of President Kim Il Sung, the reporter said, and continued:

The undying feats Kim Il Sung performed by winning the victory in the war are shining more brilliantly in the history of the anti-U.S. and anti-imperialist struggle with a new chapter of victory added to it and the ever-victorious history and tradition of the heroic DPRK have been given steady continuity under the outstanding Songun leadership of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il.

The army and people of the DPRK will beat back any aggressor at one stroke and Korean-style socialism will emerge ever-victorious as the above-said immortal feats remain shining as an eternal treasured sword in the anti-U.S. and anti-imperialist struggle and as there is the ever-victorious Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il.

The reporter went on to say:

The U.S. has staged in south Korea ceaseless war exercises including RIMPAC joint military exercises by mobilizing even its allies. Recently it took issue with the DPRK’s missile launches and got the UN Security Council to adopt a “resolution” against it.

It was a sheer brigandish act for the U.S. to have used the UN arena for branding the DPRK’s missile launches as “a threat to the global peace and security” and got it to adopt a “resolution” calling for international pressure aimed to force the DPRK to disarm itself and stifle it.

The army and people of the DPRK find it hard to repress their towering hatred and resentment at the U.S. and the Japanese reactionaries who are working hard to form an international alliance against the DPRK in a bid to provoke another Korean war of aggression after painting the issue between the DPRK and the U.S. as one between the DPRK and the UN. And they vehemently denounce the U.S. sponsored “resolution” of the UNSC.

They will bolster war deterrent for self-defence in every way by employing all possible means and methods, not bound to anything, to cope with the serious situation created on the Korean Peninsula due to the U.S. extremely hostile act and the irresponsibility of the UN Security Council.

They will never abandon their principle in preserving the ideology and system chosen by themselves but deal deadly blows at the enemies’ moves for aggression with all-out do-or-die resistance and unprecedented devastating strikes.

Should the U.S. and its allies including Japan ignite a war of aggression at any cost despite our repeated warnings the army and people of the DPRK will mercilessly wipe out the aggressors and remove the very root cause of the misfortune imposed upon the Koreans century after century by fully displaying the invincible might of Songun Korea that they have built under the guidance of the brilliant commander of Mt. Paektu.

The reporter called on all the Party members and other working people and servicepersons to resolutely uphold and thoroughly implement the Songun idea under the Songun revolutionary leadership of Kim Jong Il and thus carry forward and glorify generation after generation the undying feats performed by Kim Il Sung by winning the war and the traditions established by him under the banner of Songun and emerge honorable victors in the stand-off with the U.S. in the new century.

He underlined the need for the entire Party and the army and all the people to increase the nation’s capacity for self-defence and give priority to the development of national defence industry as required by the WPK’s line of economic construction in the Songun era and thus further bolster the nation’s war deterrent for self-defence true to the WPK’s Songun politics.

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