This, believe it or not, is real, and not a parody. Emphasis added:
Pyongyang, January 6 (KCNA) -- The DPRK government issued the following statement Wednesday:
place a world startling event to be specially recorded in the national
history spanning 5,000 years in the exciting period when all service
personnel and people of the DPRK are making a giant stride, performing
eye-catching miracles and exploits day by day after turning out as one
in the all-out charge to bring earlier the final victory of the
revolutionary cause of Juche, true to the militant appeal of the
Workers' Party of Korea (WPK).
H-bomb test was successfully conducted in the DPRK at 10:00 on
Wednesday, Juche 105 (2016), pursuant to the strategic determination of
Through the test conducted with indigenous wisdom,
technology and efforts the DPRK fully proved that the technological
specifications of the newly developed H-bomb for the purpose of test
were accurate and scientifically verified the power of smaller H-bomb.
It was confirmed that the H-bomb test conducted in a safe and perfect manner had no adverse impact on the ecological environment.
The test means a higher stage of the DPRK's development of nuclear force.
By succeeding in the H-bomb test in the most perfect manner to
be specially recorded in history the DPRK proudly joined the advanced
ranks of nuclear weapons states possessed of even H-bomb and the Korean
people came to demonstrate the spirit of the dignified nation equipped
with the most powerful nuclear deterrent.
This test is a
measure for self-defence the DPRK has taken to firmly protect the
sovereignty of the country and the vital right of the nation from the
ever-growing nuclear threat and blackmail by the U.S.-led hostile forces
and to reliably safeguard the peace on the Korean Peninsula and
appearance of the word hostility in the world there has been no
precedent of such deep-rooted, harsh and persistent policy as the
hostile policy the U.S. has pursued towards the DPRK.
The U.S. is a
gang of cruel robbers which has worked hard to bring even a nuclear
disaster to the DPRK, not content with having imposed the thrice-cursed and unheard-of political isolation,
economic blockade and military pressure on it for the mere reason that
it has differing ideology and social system and refuses to yield to the
former's ambition for aggression.
Peninsula and its vicinity are turning into the world's biggest hotspot
where a nuclear war may break out since they have been constantly
stormed with all nuclear strike means of the U.S. imperialist aggressor
troops, including nuclear carrier strike group and nuclear strategic
up all forms of economic sanctions and conspiratorial "human rights"
racket against the DPRK with mobilization of the hostile forces, the
U.S. has made desperate efforts to block its building of a thriving
nation and improvement of the people's living standard and "bring down
its social system".
The DPRK's access to H-bomb of justice,
standing against the U.S., the chieftain of aggression watching for a
chance for attack on it with huge nukes of various types, is the
legitimate right of a sovereign state for self-defense and a very just
step no one can slander.
Genuine peace and security cannot be achieved through humiliating solicitation or compromise at the negotiating table.
grim reality clearly proves once again the immutable truth that one's
destiny should be defended by one's own efforts.
Nothing is more foolish than dropping a hunting gun before herds of ferocious wolves.
success made by the DPRK in the H-bomb test this time is a great deed
of history, a historic event of the national significance as it surely
guarantees the eternal future of the nation.
The DPRK is a
genuine peace-loving state which has made all efforts to protect peace
on the Korean Peninsula and security in the region from the U.S. vicious
nuclear war scenario.
The DPRK, a
responsible nuclear weapons state, will neither be the first to use
nuclear weapons nor transfer relevant means and technology under any
circumstances as already declared as long as the hostile forces for
aggression do not encroach upon its sovereignty.
neither be suspended nuclear development nor nuclear dismantlement on
the part of the DPRK unless the U.S. has rolled back its vicious hostile
policy toward the former.
The army and
people of the DPRK will steadily escalate its nuclear deterrence of
justice both in quality and quantity to reliably guarantee the future of
the revolutionary cause of Juche for all ages.
will be prosperous forever as it holds fast to the great WPK's line of
simultaneously pushing forward the two fronts.