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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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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 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 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. […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2015 New Year Address: Full Korean text

RETURN TO SPEECH INDEX | ENGLISH TEXT As carried by the Korean Central News Agency. 친애하는 동지들! 우리는 승리의 신심드높이 비약하며 전진하는 위대한 조선의 기상과 위용을 뚜렷이 과시한 2014년을 보내고 희망찬 새해 2015년을 맞이합니다. 나는 전체 인민군장병들과 인민들의 다함없는 충정의 마음을 담아 우리 인민의 영원한 수령이시며 주체의 태양이신 위대한 수령님과 위대한 장군님께 가장 숭고한 경의와 […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2015 New Year Address

FULL SPEECH TEXT: KOREAN | ENGLISH The big news out of Kim Jong Un’s 2015 speech was his acceptance of an offer by South Korea to resume stalled high-level talks. The proposal had only been made a few days before the end of 2014. “We think that it is possible to resume the suspended high-level […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2014 New Year Address: Full Korean text

RETURN TO SPEECH INDEX | ENGLISH TEXT As carried by the Korean Central News Agency. 친애하는 동지들! 사랑하는 인민군장병들과 전체 인민들, 동포형제 여러분! 우리는 주체혁명의 성스러운 진군길에 뚜렷한 자욱을 아로새긴 2013년을 보내고 앞날에 대한 확신과 혁명적자부심에 넘쳐 새해 2014년을 맞이합니다. 나는 먼저 전체 인민군장병들과 인민들의 한없는 그리움과 뜨거운 경모의 정을 담아 위대한 김일성동지와 김정일동지께 가장 […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2014 New Year Address: Full English Text

RETURN TO SPEECH INDEX | KOREAN TEXT English translation by the Korean Central News Agency. Dear comrades, Dear service personnel of the Korean People’s Army, all the people and other compatriots, Having seen out 2013, a year in which we left a remarkable footprint on the road of the sacred march of the Juche revolution, […]

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Kim Jong Un’s 2014 New Year Address

FULL SPEECH TEXT: KOREAN | ENGLISH Kim Jong Un’s second new year speech as leader came less than a month after the bombshell arrest, trial and execution of his uncle, Jang Song Thaek. During the speech, Kim chose to comment on the issue and that became the major headline in the world’s media. “We took […]