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Kim Jong Un’s 2018 New Year Address: Full Korean text

RETURN TO SPEECH INDEX | ENGLISH TEXT As carried by the Korean Central News Agency. 사랑하는 온 나라 인민들과 영용한 인민군장병들! 동포형제 여러분! 오늘 우리모두는 근면하고 보람찬 로동으로, 성실한 땀과 노력으로 지나간 한해에 자신들이 이루어놓은 자랑스러운 일들을 커다란 기쁨과 자부심속에 감회깊이 추억하며 새로운 희망과 기대를 안고 새해 2018년을 맞이합니다. 나는 희망의 새해를 맞이하면서 온 나라 […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2018 New Year Address

Full speech text: Korean | English Kim Jong Un’s 2018 speech offered a mix of hope and a mix of fear. The young leader declared he had a nuclear button on his desk and the U.S. fell within range of his missiles, while also offering to send a team to the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2017 New Year Address: Full Korean text

RETURN TO SPEECH INDEX | ENGLISH TEXT As carried by the Korean Central News Agency. 친애하는 동지들! 우리는 주체혁명사에 일찌기 없었던 위대한 번영의 새 력사를 창조하며 하루하루를 격동적인 투쟁의 날과 날로 빛내인 2016년을 보내고 새해 2017년을 맞이합니다. 위대한 인민이 안아온 자랑찬 기적의 위대한 한해를 긍지높이 돌이켜보는 뜻깊은 이 자리에서 나는 당과 사상도 뜻도 의지도 하나가 […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2017 New Year Address: Full English Text

RETURN TO SPEECH INDEX | KOREAN TEXT English translation by the Korean Central News Agency. Dear Comrades,     Having seen out 2016, in which we glorified each and every day with gigantic struggle, creating a new history of great prosperity unprecedented in the history of the Juche revolution, we are seeing in the new year 2017. […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2017 New Year Address

FULL SPEECH TEXT: KOREAN | ENGLISH The 2017 speech was most notable for Kim Jong Un’s announcement that “We have reached the final stage in preparations to test-launch in intercontinental ballistic rocket.” The announcement followed two nuclear tests in 2016 and came less than a month before Donald Trump’s inauguration as President. It immediately highlighted […]

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Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un’s Report to the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea on the Work of the Central Committee (Full Text)

Kim Jong Un     Report to the Seventh Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea     on the Work of the Central Committee     Dear comrades,     The decades since the Sixth Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea have been a period of the most severe struggle and a glorious era of victory when a great […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2016 New Year Address: Full Korean text

RETURN TO SPEECH INDEX | ENGLISH TEXT As carried by the Korean Central News Agency. 친애하는 동지들! 우리는 영광스러운 조선로동당과 조국력사에 빛나는 리정표를 아로새긴 승리자의 긍지와 자부심에 넘쳐 새해 2016년을 맞이합니다. 나는 전체 인민들과 인민군장병들의 열화같은 충정의 마음을 담아 사회주의조선의 영상이시며 주체의 태양이신 위대한 수령님과 위대한 장군님께 가장 숭고한 경의와 새해인사를 삼가 드립니다. 나는 영원히 […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2016 New Year Address: Full English Text

RETURN TO SPEECH INDEX | KOREAN TEXT English translation by the Korean Central News Agency. Dear comrades, Filled with the dignity and self-respect of being victors, who have set up a shining milestone in the history of the glorious Workers’ Party of Korea and our country, we are greeting the New Year 2016. In reflection […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2016 New Year Address

FULL SPEECH TEXT: KOREAN | ENGLISH An exchange of rocket and artillery fire in August 2015 marked the first major clash across the inter-Korean border in several years and became a theme of Kim Jong Un’s 2016 new year speech. Kim addressed the incident during the speech, underlining the potential that any small incident could […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2015 New Year Address: Full English Text

RETURN TO SPEECH INDEX | KOREAN TEXT English translation by the Korean Central News Agency.     Dear comrades!     Having seen out 2014, a year in which we clearly demonstrated the spirit and might of the great DPRK that advances by leaps and bounds with confidence in victory, we are seeing in the hope-filled new year 2015. […]