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On Report Made by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un at Eighth Congress of WPK

A report was made on the work of the Seventh Central Committee of the Party
from January 5 to 7, Juche 110 (2021) at the Eighth Congress of the Workers' Party
of Korea (WPK), an important political event in the development of our Party and

3. For Independent Reunification of Country and Development of External
Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un mentioned in the third system of his report the
important issues for independent reunification of the country and development of
external relations.
The report studied the issues concerning the south in view of the prevailing
situation and the changed times and clarified our Party's principled stand on the
north-south relations.
As specified in the report, our nation is now standing on the crucial crossroads;
whether to advance along the road of peace and reunification after breaking the
serious deadlock in the north-south relations or continuously suffer the pain
resulting from division in the vicious cycle of confrontation and the danger of war.

It is not exaggeration to say that the current inter-Korean relations have been
brought back to the time before the publication of the Panmunjom Declaration and
the dream for national reunification has become more distant.
Hostile military acts and anti-DPRK smear campaign aggravating the situation of
the Korean peninsula are still going on in south Korea, dimming the future of the
inter-Korean relations.
Judging that the present frozen north-south relations can not thaw by the efforts
of one side nor be resolved by themselves with the passage of time, the report
stressed that if one sincerely aspires after country's peace and reunification, being
concerned of the destiny of the nation and the future of posterity, one should not
look with folded arm on this grave situation but take proactive measures to repair
and improve the present north-south relations in catastrophe.
The report clarified the principled stand on the inter-Korean relation as follows:
It is necessary to take stand and stance to solve the basic problems in the north-
south relations, halt all acts hostile toward the counterpart and prudently deal with
and honestly implement the north-south declarations.
The report referred to the main cause why the north-south relations which had
developed on good terms in the past were frozen abruptly and brought back to
Currently, the south Korean authorities are giving an impression that they are
concerned about improvement of north-south relations by raising such inessential
issues as anti-epidemic and humanitarian cooperation and individual tourism.
They are going against the implementation of the north-south agreement on
guarantee of peace and military stability in the Korean peninsula in disregard of

our repeated warnings that they should stop imports of latest military hardware and
joint military exercises with the U.S.
Worse still, they are getting crazier about modernization of armed forces,
labeling our development of various conventional weapons, which pertains entirely
to the just exercise of our sovereignty, a "provocation."
If they want to find fault with it, they should first give an explanation for the
chief executive's personal remarks calling for furthering the efforts for securing
and developing latest military assets, saying that ballistic and cruise missiles with
more correct and stronger power and longer range than the existing ones will be
developed and a ballistic missile with the world's heaviest warhead was developed.
They should also provide a convincing explanation for the purpose and intention in
their continued introduction of cutting-edge offensive equipment.
The report seriously warned the south Korean authorities that if they continue to
label our action "provocation" with a double-dealing and biased mindset, we have
no other choice but to deal with them in a different way.
A new road toward improvement of the north-south relations based on firm trust
and reconciliation can be paved only when the south Korean authorities strictly
control and root out any abnormal anti-reunification conducts.
Whether the north-south relations can be restored and invigorated or not entirely
depends on the attitude of the south Korean authorities and they will receive as
much as they pay and try.
The report stressed that at the present moment there is no need to unilaterally
show goodwill to the south Korean authorities as done in the past, and that we

should treat them according to how they respond to our just demand and how much
effort they make to fulfill the north-south agreements.
It made an analysis that whether the north-south relations may return to a new
starting point of peace and prosperity in the near future as they were in spring 3
years ago, as desired by all compatriots, or not depends on the south Korean
authorities' behavior.
The Supreme Leader in the report clarified the general direction and policy stand
of the WPK on the overall development of external relations.
The report analyzed in depth the current international situation and the external
environment of our Republic.
The major review and conclusion of our Party's external activities in the period
under review are that the strategy of countering toughness in kind should be
consistently adhered to against the hostile forces unwarrantedly running amuck and
the big powers using high-handed practices.
After affirming this stance, the report set it as the general direction of the foreign
affairs at present to extensively develop the foreign relations on a par with the
strategic position of our state and thus reliably guarantee the socialist construction
in political and diplomatic aspects.
Hence, it clarified the principled matters to be maintained in the field of foreign
It is needed to hold fast to the principle of independence in external activities,
regarding it as the first mission of the Republic's diplomacy to defend the majesty
of our Party, enhance the national prestige and champion the interests of the state.

We should wage offensive diplomacy to smash the maneuvers of the hostile
forces seeking to violate our sovereignty and defend our state's rights to normal
We should put the focus of foreign political activities on containing and
subduing the U.S., the fundamental obstacle to the development of our revolution
and our foremost principal enemy.
The report stressed the need for the field of external affairs to adopt the strategy
toward the U.S. in a tactical way and steadily expand the solidarity with the anti-
imperialist independence forces, noting that the entity of the U.S. and the real
intention of its policy toward the DPRK will never change, whoever comes into
power in the U.S.
It also referred to the issue of frustrating the reactionary offensive of the enemies
and exalting the position of our state by enhancing the role of the foreign
propaganda sector.
It stressed the need for the field of foreign affairs to further develop the relations
with socialist countries, consolidate the unity and cooperation with the
revolutionary and progressive parties aspiring after independence and resolutely
wage the joint struggle against imperialism worldwide so as to make the external
environment of the state more favorable.
The report expressed the steadfast will of our Party to reliably defend peace and
stability of the Korean peninsula and other parts of the world.
In this planet, there is no such country as the DPRK always exposed to war
threat, so its people's desire for peace is very strong.

We have stored and steadily bolstered up the strongest war deterrent in order to
defend ourselves and open up an era of genuine peace knowing no war forever.
Now that our national defence capabilities are in the level of preemptively
containing the hostile forces' threat outside our territory, the future escalation of
tensions on the Korean peninsula will lead to the instability of security on the part
of the forces posing threat to us.
The report solemnly clarified the stand of the WPK to approach the U.S. on the
principle of answering force with toughness and good faith in kind in the future,
too, stating that a key to establishing new relationship between the DPRK and the
U.S. lies in the U.S. withdrawal of its hostile policy towards the DPRK.
It reaffirmed that the DPRK, as a responsible nuclear weapons state, would not
misapply the nuclear weapon unless the aggressive hostile forces try to use their
nuclear against the DPRK.
The report on the work of the 7th Central Committee of the WPK clarified the
foreign policy stand of the WPK to strengthen friendship and solidarity with all the
countries in the world respecting the sovereignty of the DPRK and realize a
genuine international justice. This, therefore, provided the strategic and tactical
guidelines to further increase the DPRK's international authority and influence in
the new forthcoming period.