The following are major news items and articles in the DPRK’s leading newspapers Thursday:

Bereaved family of DPRK Hero An Tong Su and family of internationalist soldier Ya. T. Nobichenko sent floral baskets to the statues of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill.

Respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un received messages of greeting from the president of the Council of State of Cuba and the president of the Russia Federation. He also received a congratulatory message from the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan.

Army-people rallies took place in North Hwanghae, Jagang and Ryanggang provinces and Nampho and Rason cities of the country to hail the complete success in ICBM-ready H-bomb test.

Papers dedicate special editorials to the founding anniversary of the DPRK.

The DPRK delegate stressed at the Geneva disarmament meeting that the U.S. should not act rashly, squarely seeing the strategic position of the DPRK possessed of powerful nuclear deterrence.

A spokesman of the Consultative Council for National Reconciliation warned the south Korean authorities to behave themselves.

The Iranian president contended that the DPRK’s access to nukes is attributable to the U.S. threat.

Rodong Sinmun:

A dancing party of women’s union officials and members and a poem-reciting meeting of agricultural workers were held to celebrate the 69th birthday of the DPRK.

The advisor to the DPRK-Japan Friendship Association met with a member of the House of Councillors of Japan.

An article stresses that the DPRK is an invincible nuclear power and a commentary claims that victory is tradition of the DPRK while the U.S. is doomed to defeat.

An article says that the U.S. imperialists’ military presence in south Korea is the root cause of misfortune of the Korean nation.

Minju Joson:

An article flails the conservative media of south Korea for inciting confrontation with fellow countrymen and another article says that the pullout of U.S. troops from south Korea is a pressing issue which brooks no further delay.