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KCNA: "Then he entered the hall where Kim Il Sung lies in state. He paid a tribute of the New Year in humblest reverence to Kim Il Sung. He entered the hall where Kim Jong Il lies in state. He paid a tribute of the New Year in humblest reverence to Kim Jong Il."
KCNA: "The Supreme Leader, together with the accompanying officials, made deep bows to the statues in token of his high respect and best wishes for the immortality of the great leaders."
KCNA: "Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the State Affairs Commissionand supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, visited the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun to pay homage to President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il onthe New Year 2019."
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KCNA: "The Korean people's greatest concern in the morning of New Year's Day was to hear the New Year Address made by Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un."
KCNA: "An endless stream of visitors, including working people, schoolchildren and service personnel, were also seen at the statues of the great leaders and portraits of the smiling great leaders in Pyongyang and local areas."
KCNA: "People in the DPRK significantly greeted the New Year Juche 108 (2019). Early in the morning, many people inPyongyang visited the statues of President Kim Il Sung and Chairman Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to pay floral tribute to them on the occasion of the New Year."
Here, in two parts, is the full KCNA English-language text of Kim Jong Un's new year's address. (1/2)
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KCNA: "Japan had better control its tongue, aware of where it is standing in the international arena. Regretfully, Japan cannot take part in the dialogue over the issue of the Korean peninsula. This is because it is bat-blind in politics."
KCNA: "The world has chosen this year's political situation of the Korean peninsula as the greatest event, appreciating the proactive and positive steps taken by the DPRK for peace and stabilityBut Japan is swimming against this."
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Here's the full text of KCNA's English-language write-up on Kim Jong Un's New Year's speech.
KCNA: "He stressed that the WPK and the government of the DPRK would continue to promote unity and cooperation with the socialist countries in the idea of independence, peace and friendship and develop relations with all countries who are friendly to the DPRK."
KCNA: "If the U.S. fails to carry out its promisebut seeks to force something upon the DPRK unilaterally after misjudging the patience of the Korean people, we might be compelled to explore a new path for defending the sovereignty of our country, he pointed out."
KCNA: "Saying that he is always ready to sit together with the U.S. president anytime in the future, too, he stressed that he would work hard to produce results welcomed by the international community without fail."
KCNA: "As evidenced by the rapid progress in the inter-Korean relations, if there is a will, there is nothing impossible and if dialogue partners boldlyset forth fair proposals in the principle of mutual recognition, they would reach a terminal favorable for both of them."
KCNA: "He said that the DPRK has no intention to persistently entertain the unpleasant past history of the two countries, but a will to put an end to it at an early date and move on towards the establishment of a new relationship, as desired by the peoples of the two counties."
KCNA: "Noting that the first historic DPRK-U.S. summit meeting and talks made a great contribution to ensuring peace, he stressed that it is the invariable stand of the WPK and the DPRK government and his firm will to establish a new relationship between the two countries."
KCNA: "He said that we would never tolerate the intervention by the outsiders seeking to subordinate the north-south relations to their taste and interests and blocking the Korean nation's path toward reconciliation, unity and reunification."
KCNA: "Noting that it is our fixed will to completely end the military hostility between the north and the south and turn the Korean peninsula into a zone of permanent and durable peace, he called for boosting the inter-Korean cooperation and exchange."
KCNA: "He underlined the need to consolidate the political and ideological power of our state in every way. He stressed the need to step up the building of socialist civilization and bolster the national defence capabilities."
KCNA: "He said that 2018 was a historic year in which a great change was made in the domestic and foreign situation by the independent line and strategic decision of the Workers' Party of Korea and the socialist construction entered a new phase."
KCNA: "Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un made an address to mark the New Year 2019. He, in his New Year Address, offered warm greetings to all the people and service personnel throughout the country and the fellow countrymen in the south and abroad."