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National Meeting Marks 55th Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Start of Songun Revolutionary Leadership
Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- There took place a national meeting at the April 25 House of Culture on Monday to mark the 55th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's start of the Songun revolutionary leadership.

Present at the meeting were Kim Yong Nam, Pak Pong Ju, Kim Ki Nam, Pak Yong Sik and other leading officials of the party, state and army, chairperson of a friendly party, members of party central leadership organ in Pyongyang, officials of the armed forces organs, ministries and national institutions, service personnel of the Korean People's Army (KPA) and the Korean People's Internal Security Forces, officials of institutions and industrial establishments and labor innovators in Pyongyang.

Army General Pak Yong Sik, minister of the People's Armed Forces, made a report.

Kim Jong Il's inspection of the Seoul Ryu Kyong Su Guards 105th Tank Division of the KPA on August 25, Juche 49 (1960) marked a historic event of heralding the steady inheritance of the revolutionary cause of Songun and the start of his Songun leadership, the reporter said, and went on:

With this historic day the Songun revolution is given a steady continuity and the KPA develops into the army of the leader and party and a new era of the Juche revolution is ushered in, emerging victorious under the banner of Songun.

Leading the fierce military confrontation against the imperialists on the forefront for over 50 years, Kim Jong Il prioritized the military affairs above anything else and regarded the KPA as the pillar and main force of the Songun revolution to defend socialism despite obstacles that were laid in the way ahead of the revolution.

His inspection of the Dwarf Pine Post in the mid-1990s when the U.S. imperialists went to extremes in their moves to stifle the country was a declaration of his unshakeable will to hold fast to revolutionary arms and keep going along the road of Songun until the imperialists are perished on the earth.

Kim Jong Il clarified the philosophy on arms that the revolution is pioneered, advances and is accomplished by dint of arms and the principle of Songun that the army precisely means the party, state and people, formulating and systematizing the theory of Songun politics.

Under his energetic leadership the KPA developed into the elite army strong in ideology and faith and the powerful revolutionary Paektusan army which defended the leader unto death while the national defence industry grew enough to manufacture any cutting-edge weapons as it wishes.

He made sure that the entire army was modernized and all the people were put under arms at a new high level and an all-people and nation-wide defence system was established. Thus, our country has turned into an impregnable fortress for self-defence that no invaders dare provoke.

He worked heart and soul with patriotic will to build up invincible military muscle and achieve the great unity of the servicepersons and people and heighten the dignity of the country and people to the utmost in the national history under the banner of Songun. His exploits will shine for all ages.

His Songun revolutionary idea and exploits are being successfully carried forward by Marshal Kim Jong Un, the peerlessly great man of Mt. Paektu.

Kim Jong Un is making tireless efforts to consolidate the army into the powerful revolutionary Paektusan army armed with the revolutionary spirit of Paektu, the spirit of the blizzards of Paektu and various kinds of strike means of Korean style.

Kim Jong Un issued an order of the KPA supreme commander at the emergency enlarged meeting of the Central Military Commission of the WPK convened at night of August 20. This was the show of the invincible spirit and will of the WPK's Songun politics that wields sword against the enemy's dagger and fires artillery shell against the rifle fire.

The revolutionary armed forces that built up their muscle under the care of the Songun brilliant commanders of Paektu can fight any forms of war that the enemies want including a nuclear war.

"Counter provocation with immediate counterattack, war of aggression with the great just war for national reunification"--this is the principled stand of the DPRK which has no empty talk.

If the enemies want reckless war and confrontation, the revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK will mercilessly wipe them out to the last one and accomplish without fail the historic cause of national reunification.

The reporter called upon all the service personnel and people to rally close around the Party Central Committee headed by Kim Jong Un and work hard to build a thriving socialist country, reunify the country independently and accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche under the banner of Songun.

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