The Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea convened the 6th Meeting of the 8th Central Committee at the office building of the Party Central Committee on January 19 to discuss and decide immediate work and important policy issues of the Party and the state.
Kim Jong Un, general secretary of the WPK, was present at the meeting.
Attending the meeting were members of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee and members and alternate members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee.
The respected Comrade Kim Jong Un presided over the meeting.
The meeting first discussed the issue of celebrating with splendour the 110th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung (the Day of the Sun) and the 80th birth anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il (the Day of the Shining Star).
To celebrate the Day of the Sun and the Day of the Shining Star most auspiciously and significantly in this significant year is the bounden duty and moral obligation of the descendants of the President and the soldiers and disciples of the Chairman and also the boundless honour and pride of our people who have struggled, remaining faithful to the cause of the President and the Chairman.
No holiday is more significant than the Day of the Sun and the Day of the Shining Star for our Party and people struggling to carry forward and accomplish the revolutionary cause of the President and the Chairman under the uplifted banner of the great Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism. The very existence of our dignified Party and state is unthinkable without the immortal exploits performed by them in the glorious course of the Korean revolution.
The meeting called for making the Day of the Sun and the Day of the Shining Star in this historic year the important political occasions of further cementing the firm faith of our people to carry forward and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche pioneered and led by the President and the Chairman under the guidance of the Party, and also of demonstrating to the world the high enthusiasm and revolutionary mettle of all the Party members and other people to glorify the second decade of the second century of the Juche era as the annals of victors bringing about the comprehensive development of our-style socialism.
The Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee gave detailed assignments to the organs of the Party and the state to celebrate with splendour the 110th birth anniversary of the President and the 80th birth anniversary of the Chairman as the great festivals of victory and glory to shine long in the annals of the country.
The meeting adopted a resolution of the Political Bureau of the WPK Central Committee “On celebrating with splendour the 110th birth anniversary of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung and the 80th birth anniversary of the Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il”.
The meeting heard a report analyzing the current situation around the Korean peninsula and a series of international issues and discussed the orientation for countermeasures against the US for the future.
Also communicated to the participants were the US recent moves of recklessly faulting for no reason the DPRK for its just exercise of sovereignty.
In the last few years alone after the DPRK-US summits, the US held hundreds of joint war drills which it committed itself to stop and conducted tests of all kinds of strategic weapons, while shipping ultra-modern attack means into south Korea and nuclear strategic weapons into the region around the Korean peninsula, seriously threatening the security of our state.
The US viciously slurred our state and committed the foolish act of taking over 20 independent sanctions measures. In particular, the present US administration persists in manoeuvres to deprive the DPRK of its right to self-defence.
All the facts clearly prove once again that the hostile policy towards the DPRK will exist in the future, too, as long as there is the hostile entity of US imperialism.
Assessing that the hostile policy and military threat by the US have reached a danger line that cannot be overlooked any longer despite our sincere efforts for maintaining the general tide for relaxation of tension in the Korean peninsula since the DPRK-US summit in Singapore, the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee unanimously recognized that we should make more thorough preparations for a long-term confrontation with the US imperialists. It concluded that we have to take a practical action to more reliably and effectively increase our physical strength for defending the dignity, sovereign rights and interests of our state.
The meeting of the Political Bureau reassigned the policy tasks for the national defence of immediately bolstering more powerful physical means which can efficiently control the hostile moves of the US against the DPRK getting evermore serious day by day. It gave an instruction to a sector concerned to reconsider on an overall scale the trust-building measures that we took on our own initiative and on a preferential ground and to promptly examine the issue of restarting all temporally-suspended activities.
The decision adopted at the meeting is a timely and rightful measure for reliably guaranteeing the existence and sovereign rights of our state in view of the urgent requirements of the developing revolution under the prevailing situation.
The meeting fully demonstrated the revolutionary will and indomitable spirit of the WPK to uphold President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il, the eternal Sun of Juche and sacred incarnations of socialist Korea, in the highest esteem forever and to build an independent and dignified powerful country on this land without fail.