Research and Analysis on the DPRK Leadership
DPRK state media reported on 11 April (Thursday) that a national meeting was held to mark Kim Jong Un’s (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) election as the Korean Workers’ Party [KWP] 1st Secretary at the 4th Party Conference and election as 1st Chairman of the DPRK National Defense Commission [NDC] at the 5th session of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly [SPA]. The meeting was held at the 25 April House of Culture and attended by SPA Presidium President Kim Yong Nam, KWP Secretary and Director of the Propaganda and Agitation [publicity and information] Department Kim Ki Nam along with “other senior party, state and army officials, the chairperson of a friendly party, officials of the army, armed forces and power organs, social organizations, ministries and national institutions, service personnel of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) and the Korean People’s Internal Security Forces, officials in the fields of science, education, literature and the arts, public health and media, labor innovators and other people.”
Kim Yong Nam, also a member of the KWP Political Bureau Presidium, read the meeting’s official report. According to KCNA’s gist of the report:
The reporter said that Kim Jong Un’s election as first secretary of the WPK and first chairman of the National Defence Commission (NDC) of the DPRK by unanimous desire and will of all party members, service personnel and other people was a political event and a national auspicious event to be specially recorded in the history of accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Chuch’e.
Referring to the undying exploits Kim Jong Un performed for the party, revolution, country and nation by leading the drive for accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Juche on the watershed of history when a new century of Chuch’e began, the reporter continued:
He made sure that the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun was spruced up as the supreme temple of Juche and eternal sacred temple of the sun, and statues and portraits of smiling Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were displayed in different parts of the country.
Thanks to his noble intention and wise leadership the Law on the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun was adopted and the Socialist Constitution was amended and supplemented at the 7th Session of the 12th Supreme People’s Assembly of the DPRK, legalizing the palace as a grand monument to the immortality of the leader and symbol of the dignity of the Korean nation.
He formulated Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism as the revolutionary idea of the WPK and set it as the supreme programme of the party to model whole society on Kimilsungism-Kimjongilism, thereby providing an eternal banner of victory of the Chuch’e revolution.
He advanced the idea of building the People’s Army into a reliable scout force and mainstay of the Military-First (So’ngun) revolution firmly guaranteeing the party’s cause with arms and successfully embodied it to make an epochal turn in bolstering military capability.
The successful third underground nuclear test which startled the world was a historic event that consolidated the high prestige of the DPRK as a nuclear weapons state and fully demonstrated its tremendous military muscle.
He laid out new strategic line on simultaneously pushing forward the economic construction and the building of nuclear force under the prevailing situation and according to the lawful requirement of the developing Korean revolution, providing a powerful weapon for protecting the independent dignity of Military-First (So’ngun) Korea forever and achieving the final victory of the revolutionary cause of Juche.
At a time when the enemies tightened illegal “sanctions” on the DPRK and openly launched military offensive against the DPRK over its satellite launch for peaceful purposes and third underground nuclear test for self-defence, he inspected island detachments in the biggest hotspots one after another, finally examined and ratified the firepower strike plan of the Strategic Rocket Force, striking terror into the hearts of the U.S. imperialists and their followers and demonstrating the invincible stamina of heroic Korea.
The dynamic advance for building a thriving nation is firmly guaranteed politically and militarily and new structure of strength has taken a shape in Northeast Asia with the DPRK in the center. This is a shining fruition of his outstanding stratagem and invincible Military-First (So’ngun) leadership.
He made sure that Kim Jong Il’s patriotism swept across the country, and the economy was kept afloat through the implementation of the party’s economic policy, Korean-style economic strategy. He also saw to it that all fields and units have made progress in an innovative and robust way by learning from the substantial traits of creation displayed by the Moranbong Band.
The successful launch of the first application satellite Kwangmyo’ngso’ng 3-2 displayed the dignity and honor of the sun’s nation and showed the world the stand of the DPRK that it does whatever it is determined to do.
His steadfast line on national independence and Songun revolutionary leadership guaranteed the steady progress of the struggle for national reunification, enhancement of the international position of the DPRK and increased support and solidarity for its revolutionary cause.
In the course of advancing the revolution and construction by holding Kim Jong Un at the top posts of the party, state and the army, the army and people of the DPRK realized his personality as a great man possessed of qualifications as modern statesman. The world progressives are praising him as the world’s most famous man and expressing respect and trust in him.
The reporter called for glorifying the glorious Kim Jong Un’s era with final victory in building a thriving socialist nation and accomplishing the revolutionary cause of Chuch’e.