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Party and State Commendations Awarded to Contributors to H-bomb Test
Pyongyang, January 13 (KCNA) -- A ceremony of awarding party and state commendations to nuclear scientists, technicians, soldier-builders, workers and officials who contributed to demonstrating the dignity and might of Kim Il Sung's and Kim Jong Il's Korea through Juche Korea's first successful H-bomb test took place with splendor at the meeting hall of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) on Jan. 12.

Present there was supreme leader Kim Jong Un.

Prior to the ceremony, he made a congratulatory speech.

He said that the recent event instilled strength incomparable to the mysterious force of the vast space into the army and people of the DPRK, demonstrated the invincibility and mightiness of Kim Il Sung's and Kim Jong Il's Korea far and wide and struck terrible horror into the hearts of the U.S. imperialists and their followers.

Thanks to a lot of sweat shed by you while conducting painstaking inquiry and showing patriotic loyalty, the DPRK, single-mindedly united politico-ideological power and world famous military power, proudly joined the advanced nuclear weapons states, he noted, and continued:

Gone forever are the times when the U.S. imperialists could threaten and blackmail the DPRK with nuclear weapons while regarding them as its monopoly and now it has become the greatest threat to the U.S.

Your heroic achievements and feats will shine forever along with the Juche-oriented socialist country and the WPK's history.

I am convinced that there will be only a glorious long journey in the future, too, before the Juche revolution to be made by us together with our dependable nuclear scientists, technicians, soldier-builders, workers and officials.

We should never allow the high-handed and arbitrary practices of the enemies, he said, adding that the outrageous, illegal and wicked U.S. imperialists and their followers are working hard with blood-shot eyes to bring down our social system from all sides through harsh economic blockade and military pressure but we should make them clearly know the status of our strongest nuclear weapons state by making such a bold head-on charge as countering the enemy's dagger attack with a sword and retaliating against a rifle attack with an artillery piece just as we did in the grim years of the revolution.

He underlined the need for the participants to bear deep in mind the pride and self-respect today, turn out as one in the campaign of brains and ability to bolster up both in quality and quantity the nuclear force, the greatest patriotic legacy of the great leaders, and thus thoroughly implement the WPK's idea and line on building the nuclear force.

The WPK highly appreciates once again the feats of all the participants who brought about a great event to be specially recorded in the history of the nation spanning 5 000 years, he said, hoping that the scientists standing guard over the nation's nuclear arsenal would register bigger successes in the efforts to make a triumphant advance of the cause of the Juche revolution.

Then a decree of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK was read out.

Kim Jong Un personally awarded party and state commendations to the nuclear scientists, technicians, soldier-builders, workers and officials who contributed to the successful H-bomb test of Juche Korea.

Seeing H-bomb developers full of conviction, I feel as if I gained everything, he noted, calling on the dependable nuclear combatants of the WPK to powerfully demonstrate the might of the nuclear power of Juche, Songun Korea before the whole world through the detonation of more powerful H-bomb in the future on the basis of the achievements and experience gained by them.

He emphasized that the WPK laid down the line of simultaneously pushing forward economic construction and the building of nuclear force in order to honorably protect the country from the ever-increasing nuclear threat and blackmail and military pressure of the U.S. imperialists.

Pointing out that the U.S. imperialists and their followers are now bringing dark clouds of a nuclear war, rendering the situation on the Korean Peninsula extremely tense through sanctions and introduction of strategic weapons into south Korea, he called for bolstering up both in quality and quantity the nuclear force capable of making nuclear strikes at the U.S.-led imperialists any time and in any space according to the order of the WPK Central Committee if they encroach upon the sovereignty of the DPRK and make threatening provocations. He set forth the important tasks to be fulfilled to bolster up the nuclear force.

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