Anniversary of Kim Jong Il as KPA Supreme Commander Marked in DPRK
Pyongyang, December 23 (KCNA) -- A national meeting was held at the April 25 House of Culture on Thursday to mark the 19th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il′s gaining of the supreme commandership of the Korean People′s Army.
Present were senior party, army and state officials, the chairperson of a friendly party, officials of party, armed forces and power organs, public organizations, ministries and national institutions, soldiers of the KPA and the Korean People′s Internal Security Forces, officials in the fields of science, education, culture and arts, public health and media and working people in Pyongyang.
KPA Vice Marshal Kim Yong Chun, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the Workers′ Party of Korea, vice-chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and minister of the People′s Armed Forces, delivered a report at the meeting.
The reporter said that Kim Jong Il′s gaining of the KPA supreme commandership on December 24, Juche 80 (1991) was a historic event of weighty significance in developing the revolutionary armed forces in the DPRK and accomplishing the cause of socialism.
This made it possible for the KPA to invariably preserve its revolutionary character as the army of President Kim Il Sung and the WPK in any storm and stress and for the revolutionary cause of Juche pioneered with arms to successfully be accomplished, he said, adding:
Kim Jong Il enforced the Songun politics with the KPA as a main force in all fields for the first time in history by making a deep insight into the rapidly changing international political situation in the 1990s and the requirements of the developing Korean revolution with his far-sighted wisdom. He thus brought about a historic change to be specially recorded in the history of building the revolutionary armed forces of Juche.
Thanks to his bold decision and tireless leadership, the defence industry of the DPRK is now capable of producing any ultra-modern weapon as it pleases and the KPA is demonstrating its might as a matchless revolutionary army with powerful offensive and defensive means.
All the party members, soldiers and people of the DPRK should enshrine the unshakeable faith that victory is in store for the revolutionary cause of Juche and a bright future for Songun Korea only when they devotedly defend the headquarters of the revolution and protect Kim Jong Il politically and ideologically and with their lives in any adversity.
Referring to the fact that the situation remains so tense on the Korean Peninsula that a war may break out any moment, the reporter said:
The south Korean puppet forces perpetrated such grave military provocation as renewing their shelling against the DPRK during their recent exercises for a war of aggression in the West Sea of Korea. This indicates that the enemy′s scenario for aggression aimed at the start of another Korean War, has reached the phase of its implementation.
The army and people of the DPRK never make an empty talk.
Should the enemies intrude into the sky, land and seas of the DPRK even 0.001 mm, the KPA will as ever continue dealing more devastating physical blows at them without hesitation.
Therevolutionary armed forces of the DPRK are getting fully prepared to launch a sacred war of justice of Korean style based on the nuclear deterrent at anytime necessary to cope with the enemies′ actions deliberately pushing the situation to the brink of a war.
In case the U.S. imperialists and their followers finally spark off an all-out war, the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK will not only wipe out the aggressors but blow up their bases and thus eradicate the root cause of war and surely accomplish the historic cause of national reunification, warned the reporter.