calendar>>February 8. 2016 Juche 105
Launch of Satellite, Independent Right of DPRK
Pyongyang, February 8 (KCNA) -- All the people in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have greeted the Lunar New Year's Day of Juche 105 (2016) and the 68th anniversary of the revolutionary regular armed forces, with great pleasure over the successful launch of earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-4.

Jo Hong Gun, a general officer of the Korean People's Army, told KCNA:

The successful launch of Kwangmyongsong-4 is a national historic event that fully exercised an independent right of the Korean nation to peaceful use of space.

The launch of the satellite showed off the strong will of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Un that no force on earth can hold in check the grand drive of Songun Korea.

On receipt of the news, officers and men of our unit dance for joy.

Hong Chol Hwa, director of the Law Institute of the Academy of Social Sciences, said that though the hostile forces are making every desperate effort, they can not turn back the wheel of history.

He said:

Our satellites, displaying the justness of the Workers' Party of Korea's policy of attaching importance to science and technology, will take flight in the vast open air more and more.

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