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New Strategic Line, Succession of Line of Simultaneously Developing Economy and Defense
Pyongyang, April 2 (KCNA) -- The historic March 2013 plenary meeting of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, held on Sunday, set forth a new strategic line on carrying on the economic construction and the building of nuclear armed forces simultaneously under the prevailing situation to meet the legitimate requirement of the developing revolution.

This line is aimed to beef up nuclear armed forces qualitatively and quantitatively with the U.S. nuclear threat to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea being escalated.

The line makes it possible for the DPRK to exert bigger efforts on economic construction while bolstering up the nation's defense capabilities with self-defensive nuclear armed forces.

It is a brilliant succession and development on a new higher stage of the unique line of simultaneously developing the economy and national defense, advanced and steadily maintained by the great Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.

At the 5th Plenary Meeting of the 4th WPK Central Committee in December Juche 51 (1962), President Kim Il Sung advanced a unique and revolutionary line of developing the nation's economic construction and defense buildup simultaneously.

The President chose the line with the belief that a country should defend itself with its own efforts.

The strict implementation of the line turned the DPRK into a country, independent in politics, self-supporting in the economy and self-reliant in national defense, in the 1960s.

The country's self-reliant defense capabilities grew stronger under the Songun (military-first) politics pursued by leader Kim Jong Il. He had worked heart and soul to increase the military capability, stressing that top priority should be given to the military affairs and the defense industry serves as the key to building a thriving country.

The new strategic line represents the steadfast will of respected Marshal Kim Jong Un to build a powerful socialist nation on this land by successfully concluding the showdown with the U.S. by dint of the nuclear armed forces.

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