Memorial committees formed abroad on third anniversary of President Kim Il Sung's death

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- Dominican, Nicaraguan and Panamanian Memorial Committees were formed on the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of the death of President Kim Il Sung. The committees set a memorial period and decided to hold commemorative functions in this period.


Party on Korea visit of President of Int'l fund

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- Fawzi H. Al-Sultan, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, gave a party on July 4 upon the conclusion of his Korea visit. Invited there were Vice-Premier Kong Jin Thae and officials concerned and foreign diplomatic envoys to Korea. Present were the entourage of the President of the fund and Christian Lemaire, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme here. Speeches were made there.


Kim Young Sam group denounced for anti-north confrontation racket

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Central Committee of the National Democratic Front of South Korea (NDFSK) released a statement on July 4 accusing the Kim Young Sam group of driving the inter-Korean relations to the worst phase with a provocative article of Chosun Ilbo as an occasion, according to the Seoul-based radio voice of national salvation. He said: Chosun Ilbo committed an overall provocative act against the north by viciously slandering its dignified system under the manipulation of "Chongwadae" and the "Agency for National Security Planning" (ANSP). This is a prelude to the "civilian"-veiled war maniacs' start of war against the north. Kim Young Sam, hellbent on the racket of confrontation with the north through the "ANSP", made provocative statements against the north even on the international arena. Not content with this, he is trying to use defector Hwang Jang Yop, a dastardly betrayer and lunatic, as a trumpeter in confrontation with the north. It is clear that if the provocative act of Chosun Ilbo is followed by anti-north propaganda of Hwang Jang Yop, war will certainly break out between the north and the south which stand opposed to each other with arms. If a war breaks out on this land, Kim Young Sam and the "ANSP" will be made to take responsibility for provoking the north and unleashing the war. The patriotic-minded people from all social standings should more daringly turn out in a nationwide struggle to eliminate the Kim Young Sam dictatorship and the "ANSP" which seek to extricate themselves from the abyss of ruin by unleashing war against the north.


Pomminryon's declaration of reunification favoured

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun in a signed article today supports a declaration of national reunification published by the National Alliance for the Country's Reunification (Pomminryon) on July 2 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the publication of the July 4 North-South Joint Statement. The article says: Pomminryon's publication of the declaration of national reunification demonstrated again the will of all the fellow countrymen to reunify the country at an early date by the concerted efforts of patriotic-minded people true to the noble idea laid down in the July 4 North-South Joint Statement= it is an epochal and realistic measure to push ahead with reunification movement on a nation-wide scale. The reunification of the country should be realised on the basis of the independent viewpoints of the 70 million Korean people as well as their strength and wisdom and in a peaceful way, not by means of war. All the fellow countrymen should unite into one, transcending the difference in ideology, ideal and social system to this end. That is why in the declaration of national reunification Pomminryon called upon all the Koreans to turn out in a struggle to adhere to the three principles of national reunification as a reunification programme and charter and carry them into practice. The organisation also reiterated that Korea should be reunified by a confederacy formula based on one nation, one state, two systems and two governments. Its call reflects the specific conditions of the country. The confederacy formula is the best way of achieving reunification with the north and south not fighting with each other nor encroaching upon each other's interests. All the Koreans in the north, south and abroad should firmly unite under the banner of the three principles of national reunification, frustrate the manoeuvrings of the separatist forces at home and abroad and turn out as one in a sacred, patriotic struggle to achieve national reunification, the cherished desire of the nation, at an early date.


Floral basket to Statue of President Kim Il Sung from Thailand

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun in a signed article today supports a declaration of national reunification published by the National Alliance for the Country's Reunification (Pomminryon) on July 2 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the publication of the July 4 North-South Joint Statement. The article says: Pomminryon's publication of the declaration of national reunification demonstrated again the will of all the fellow countrymen to reunify the country at an early date by the concerted efforts of patriotic-minded people true to the noble idea laid down in the July 4 North-South Joint Statement= it is an epochal and realistic measure to push ahead with reunification movement on a nation-wide scale. The reunification of the country should be realised on the basis of the independent viewpoints of the 70 million Korean people as well as their strength and wisdom and in a peaceful way, not by means of war. All the fellow countrymen should unite into one, transcending the difference in ideology, ideal and social system to this end. That is why in the declaration of national reunification Pomminryon called upon all the Koreans to turn out in a struggle to adhere to the three principles of national reunification as a reunification programme and charter and carry them into practice. The organisation also reiterated that Korea should be reunified by a confederacy formula based on one nation, one state, two systems and two governments. Its call reflects the specific conditions of the country. The confederacy formula is the best way of achieving reunification with the north and south not fighting with each other nor encroaching upon each other's interests. All the Koreans in the north, south and abroad should firmly unite under the banner of the three principles of national reunification, frustrate the manoeuvrings of the separatist forces at home and abroad and turn out as one in a sacred, patriotic struggle to achieve national reunification, the cherished desire of the nation, at an early date.


Kim Young Sam group denounced in s. Korea

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- South Korean people are bitterly condemning Chosun Ilbo for its vicious slander at the north system, according to the Seoul-based radio Voice of National Salvation. Han Su Nam engaged in labour movement had this to say: Through hack penmen and agents of the "Agency for National Security Planning", Kim Young Sam is now heaping slanders at the north, which vowed to take a retaliatory measure of justice for the provocative act of Chosun Ilbo. If these happenings are allowed, it seems to me that the nation will suffer a great disaster. Our 12 million workers will rise up in the struggle to remove Kim Young Sam, who intends to ignite war by provoking the north with abuses and slanders, and destroy Chosun Ilbo, an "ANSP" branch within press media. Kim Jae Il, an ex-official in Chunchon, south Korean Kangwon Province, said: The anti-north campaign of Chosun Ilbo makes me feel shameful, for I have taken in the newspaper so far. Its imprudent act is a criminal behaviour which cannot be‚¹Pardoned under any circumstances. The north system is the most advantageous socialist system centred on the people in the world. So, the world People envy it and the people in the north feel a particular pride and honor. It is natural that the brethren in the north express wrath and resentment at the rash act of Chosun Ilbo. The Kim Young Sam group are the very ones who instigated Chosun Ilbo to hurl mud at the north. All the people must rise up to remove Kim Young Sam and the "ANSP", the root cause of war, and burn out Chosun Ilbo. Ri Ho Il, a resident in Taegum-Dong, East district, Kwangju, noted: The incident of Chosun Ilbo is one more anti-north fabrication which was scripted by the authorities and directed by the "ANSP". There is no one who does not know that Chosun Ilbo carried an editorial vilifying the north system under the manipulation of the "ANSP". Opposition "leader" Kim Dae Jung defended Chosun Ilbo's vicious abuse of the north system. He is now trying to take the presidential office while committing political prostitution. I will never leave him alive if he shows up at Kwangju.


Container wharf project of Chongjin Port completed

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- The main project of container wharf of Chongjin Port has been completed. The wharf is several hundred metres long. It has an annual capacity of dealing with several million tons of goods. This increases the capacity of freight turnover of Chongjin Port and enables the port to deal with any kind of freight. The constructors are now hurrying up with the final project.


DPRK books donated to Cambodia

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- A ceremony for donating DPRK books was held at the Senior Scientific Institute of Cambodia on June 28. At the meeting, reminiscences of President Kim Il Sung "With the Century", famous works of the President and Secretary Kim Jong Il and books on the President's leadership exploits were presented to the President of the institute. The speakers said that they had the honor of being presented with the reminiscences of the DPRK President and other valuable books on the occasion of the 3rd anniversary of his death. They stressed that they would deeply study the great Juche idea and Korea, a model of socialism, and widely introduce them to the Cambodian people from all walks of life, true to the intention of President Kim Il Sung and King Norodom Sihanouk.


Patriotic youths detained in s. Korea

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- The "civilian"-veiled fascist clique of south Korea on July 3 arrested 18 graduates from Jeonbug National University on the strength of the murderous "National Security Law" on charges of their involvement in "enemy-benefiting activities," according to a radio report from Seoul. They formed an "underground organisation" on the campus in 1995, periodically studied the Juche idea and took part in rallies and demonstrations. The Kim Young Sam group will never be pardoned for their bloody crackdown upon the patriotic movement of students.


General strike warned in s. Korea

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- The "Korean Confederation of Trade Unions" (Minjurochong), an autonomous organisation of south Korean workers, warned that if the business owners refuse to accept just demands of workers including higher wages at collective negotiation, it would go on a general strike from July 9, according to a radio report from Seoul. It said that the strike will begin at the Seoul subways, the Pusan subways and other public sector companies. The radio reported that its chairman Kwon Yong Gil called a press conference at an Education Centre of the Seoul Subway Company on July 3 and made public its resolution. Kwon Yong Gil also declared that if the business owners finally neglect the demands of workers, trade unions at big metal businesses will enter into a general strike on July 16, which will be joined by those of Hyundai group subsidiaries in late July.


Abnormal temperature persists in Korea

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- An abnormal weather of high temperature is frequently recorded in Korea these days. Between June 14 and 19, the temperature rose to 30-35 degrees c. In daytime on the West coast and northern inlands of Korea. Such high temperature was also recorded in all areas of Korea over June 24-28. In particular, the temperature in Sinuiju on June 28 was 37 degrees c. or 0.1 degree higher than the previous peak recorded on July 30, 1939. The maximum temperature in Korea was recorded in Chosan, Jagang Province on June 16, 1961, with 41 degrees centigrade. Such phenomena in the country are ascribable to the continental high pressure staying in vast areas including Korea and northeast China. It is foreseen that high temperature will persist in future.


New stamps issued in Korea

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications of the DPRK issued two sheets, six kinds of stamps and an envelope on the threshold of the third anniversary of the death of President Kim Il Sung. Printed in the upper part of the stamps are a portrait of the President with a broad smile on his face and letters "The great leader comrade Kim Il Sung will always be with us". Engraved in the stamps are pictures of the President presiding over important sessions, going round production processes and sharing joy with farmers on cooperative plains visited by a bumper harvest. Also carried in stamps are pictures of the President waving to the cheering crowds and receiving flowers from a People's Army soldier, the flowers containing deepest respect for him. The newly-issued stamps vividly reflect the faith and will of the Korean people to accomplish the revolutionary cause of Juche, venerating the president, who devoted his whole life solely to the development of the country, the freedom and happiness of the people and global independence, as the eternal sun of Juche and the father of the nation.


Papers mark independence of Slgeria

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- Papers here today observe the 35th anniversary of the Independence of Algeria (July 5, 1962). The author of an article of Rodong Sinmun says: Since the independence, the Algerian people have made strenuous efforts to consolidate independence of their country and build a new independent and prosperous Algeria. They are exerting themselves for national unity and democratic development of the country. The Korean people wholeheartedly rejoice over their good results in building a new society and wish them a new success in their efforts for building a new prosperous Algeria. Minju Joson says that Algeria pursues a foreign policy of nonalignment, opposes imperialism and zionism, defends the dignity of the Arab nation and boosts friendly and cooperative ties with other countries around the world.


New movements for war

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- The bellicose U.S. military reportedly decided to raise the military rank of the commander of the U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa from major general to lieutenant general and exchange the amphibious attack landing ship "Beleau wood" in the U.S. Base in Sasebo, Japan, with the latest-type ship "Essex". According to the U.S. military rules, the lieut. General gas qualification and right to directly give orders and command operations in a war. Rodong Sinmun today in a commentary says that the promotion of the commander of the U.S. Marine Corps in Okinawa to lieutenant general is intended to give him the right to command a warfare and use the marine corps as a task force in the forefront in case of "emergency" in the Korean Peninsula. The replacement of the means of transportation in Sasebo is also for increasing the capability of the landing operation of the marines, the news analyst says, and goes on: This indicates that the U.S. military movements are oriented to Korean War and the outbreak of new war is imminent. The U.S. forces should be withdrawn from south Korea and Japan to prevent a war and ensure peace in the Korean Peninsula. If the U.S. warmongers unleash a new war in Korea with the armed forces in south Korea and Japan, we will mercilessly punish the aggressors with a thousandfold counter-attack and give vent to the pent-up grudge of the Korean people.


May you enjoy songs of immortality

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun today carries a political essay headlined "May you enjoy songs of immortality". The political essay says that the songs dedicated to the third death anniversary of President Kim I1 Sung are immortal revolutionary hymns "Song of General Kim Il Sung" and "Song of General Kim Jong Il." Recalling the fact that three years ago "Song of General Kim Il Sung" was sung in the sky above 40-kilometre-long route and squares in Pyongyang as the manifestation of the people's desire for the President's immortality, the political essay says that it was the first event in the world, in which the immortality of the leader was declared. It further says: In the last three years "Song of General Kim Il Sung" was not apart from our struggle and life even a day and a moment. "Song of General Kim Il Sung" is the immortal, proud song of the Korean people. Today our struggle and life itself is "Song of General Kim Il Sung." The living of our people, the mountains and rivers of our country and the history of our nation are "Song of General Kim Il Sung," the immortal song singing of the greatness and loving care of President Kim Il Sung which are more keenly felt with each passing day. We are now singing "Song of General Kim Jong Il," recalling the tireless efforts Secretary Kim Jong Il made in the last three years to preserve the President in state. "Song of General Kim Il Sung" was the hymn dedicated to the President, the first of its kind in history. "Song of General Kim Jong Il" popular among the Korean people is the immortal hymn to Secretary Kim Jong Il who is creditably carrying to completion the cause of the President. To the Koreans, "Song of General Kim Jong Il" is as dear as "Song of General Kim Il Sung." The general's longevity in good health is a guarantee for the President's immortality. Only when "Song of General Kim Jong Il" is widely sung, can "Song of General Kim Il Sung" be sung forever.


Hobby of President Kim Il Sung

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- President Kim Il Sung, answering a question put by a delegation of journalists of the CNN International, the USA, in April, 1994 said that he had no particular hobby of his own but, if any, he was fond of reading, mixing with the people and conversing with them. The President was fond of reading, accumulating knowledge for the prosperity of the country and the welfare of the people. The book was a companion of the President. He always found himself among the people, saying that the book is a silent teacher and the people are a wise and erudite teacher and that they are good at philosophy, economics and literature. His hobby based on this great outlook on the people and life made him the tender-hearted father of all families as well as the leader of the country. He embarked upon the road of revolution in his teens, defeated the Japanese imperialists and liberated the country. From the first days of the building of a new society to the last moments of his life he gave on-the-spot guidance to more than 18,000 units on some 8,000 occasions. The days of his on-the-spot guidance include about 2,530 holidays which amount to 7 years. Even on his birthdays he found himself among workers and farmers to lend his ear to their opinions. This unique hobby was a source of the immortal Juche idea, the guiding idea of the times, the Chongsan-ri Spirit and Chongsan-ri Method, which was the embodiment of the traditional method of work of the Workers' Party of Korea and the principle of guidance over the masses, the Taean Work System and agricultural guidance system, which were a new economic management form, and the work method of the President's style. hAmong the peopleh vols. 1-55, the collection of reminiscences of broad segments of the people who were received in audience by the President, reads well, which makes the readers keenly feel the personality of the President as the people's leader. The President, regarding it as his greatest joy to find himself among the people, gave on-the-spot guidance, making a 550,000-kilometre-long journey all his life. The people from across the country visit the Kumsusan Memorial Palace, the sacred temple of Juche, where the President is preserved in state, to pay homage to him. The President's hobby will be remembered long together with his immortality.


S. Korea branded as land of political backwardness

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA -- Jang Kum Jin, a professor of Chosun University in Kwangju of south Korea, published an article entitled hLet us remain no longer inhabitants of politically backward landh, it was reported by the Seoul-based radio Voice of National Salvation. The article said in south Korea the history of disgrace caused by rulers' irregularities has continued from Syngman Rhee to Park Chung Hee, Chun Doo Hwan, Roh Tae Woo and Kim Young Sam. The successive rulers are all foul guys who were engaged in power and illicit fortune making with indifference to the interests of the country and the people, it stressed. it said: Of them, Kim Young Sam is the most shameless kingpin of theft, who has become one of the first-rank millionaires through unprecedented power-backed abuses such as the 1992 hPresidential election fundh amounting to two trillion won and the Hanbo incident and Kim Hyon Chol's interference in state affairs since his assumption of office. What is more deplorable is that Kim still remains in hChongwadaeh, trying to hush up the hcivilianh irregularities with counteroffensive called hoperation to wipe out Hanchongryonh. Indeed, the politics of south Korea is so rotten and far backward. South Korea takes the first place in political backwardness. The opposition camp is now protecting Kim Young Sam while pressmen and public figures are sympathizing with his repressive moves against hHanchongryonh and glossing over the hPresidential electionh fund and the Hanbo loan scandal, so as to protect themselves and maintain their vested rights. The students and patriotic people of different social strata should determine not to remain members of the political backward land and should oust Kim Young Sam and give a stern legal punishment to him and thus bring about bright and genuine, new politics and new society at an early date.


State commendations awarded to contributors to festival

Pyongyang, Ju1y 5 (KCNA) -- State commendations were awarded to the officials and working people who had contributed to the successful performance of 15 rounds of the April Spring Friendship Art Festival marking the birth anniversary of the respected leader President Kim Il Sung. The title of Labor Hero was conferred upon Jang Chol, Chairman of the organising committee of the festival, and Choe Jae Baek, President of the International Products Promotion Company, at the ceremony held at the Pyongyang Grand Theatre on July 4. the Order of Kim Il Sung was conferred on two persons, wrist-watches bearing the august name of the President on five, and letters of commendation of Secretary Kim Jong Il on five. The Order of the National Flag First class and other orders and medals were conferred upon many other officials and working people. Present at the ceremony were Ri Jong Ok, member of the politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee and Vice-President of the DPRK, and officials concerned.


State commendations awarded to contributors to festival

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- Fidel Castro Ruz, First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, President of the Council of State and President of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, sent a floral basket to the Statue of the President Kim Il Sung on Mansu Hill on his third death anniversary. Jose Ramon Rodriguez Varona, Cuban Ambassador to Korea, and Embassy officials laid the floral basket and made respects before the statue toda


State commendations awarded to contributors to festival

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- A south Korean, Han Kyong Son (36), defected to the northern half of the country through a foreign country. He, who was born in Kongju city, south Chungchong Province, was a boiler worker at a hotel in Taejon before his defection. He has a brother and a sister in the south. Referring to the motive of his defection, Han said it was as good as dreaming a day dream to expect a hhappy life by industrious labourh in south Korean society. Through social experiences he keenly felt the southern society was not for the working people like him, he said, adding: hI realized that only in the bosom of the respected General Kim Jong Il can people enjoy a worthy life.


True colors of Chosun Ilbo brought to light

Pyongyang, July 5 (KCNA) -- At a time when the south Korean puppet hGovernmenth and those related to it clamoured about hfreedom of the pressh over the north's just stand toward the vicious treacheries of the Chosun Ilbo and haskedh the north to stop hthreath, the Chosun Ilbo recently carried again one article after another slandering the northern half of Korea. What draws attention is that the hKorean General Federation of Liberalsh, an anti-communist ghost organisation under the influence of the hAgency for N1tional Security Planningh, ruling and opposition party members and Pak Hong, a stooge of the hANSPh, are engaged in the anti-DPRK campaign and try to mislead public opinion, talking about the hthreat to not only the Chosun Ilbo but also all the south Koreansh. This eloquently proves that the Chosun Ilbo's provocative slander of the dignified political system in the northern half of Korea was not an accident but a premeditated crime the Kim Young Sam group, the hANSPh and the Chosun Ilbo committed against the northern half of Korea. The June 24 heditorialh of the Chosun Ilbo, an open challenge to the political system in the northern half of Korea, is not merely a provocation. It is a matter related to the sovereignty and dignity of the nation, transcending the difference in ideology, social system, religious belief, political view and understanding existing in the north and south of Korea. Moreover, it is related to the existence of the 70 million Koreans. The political system in the north is based on the most independent and popular system born in the period of the bloody anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle. Over the past 50 odd years after Korea's liberation from the Japanese imperialist colonial rule, the popular masses have regarded the political system as their lifeblood in the struggle to repulse the attack of the allied imperialists and defend the sovereignty and dignity of the nation. In the arduous and sacred struggle to defend the freedom and independence of the country and the sovereignty of the nation the headquarters of the Korean revolution achieved the great singlehearted unity of the leader, the Party and the masses and turned the whole country into a large harmonious family with its outstanding leadership and benevolent politics never witnessed before. That is why our people and people's army regard it as the primary duty for their life to defend the headquarters of the revolution with their lives and they are ready to dedicate their lives to the defence of the political system which is their life and soul and a symbol of national dignity. The human scum of the Chosun Ilbo openly cried for the hoverthrowh of the political system which guarantees the bright future of the nation. This is an extra-large, thrice-cursed treachery designed to remove the national character from the hearts of the Koreans and to deny the nation itself. How can our people and army tolerate such a group of traitors? After perpetrating an unheard-of crime, Chosun Ilbo is now urging us to ensure hfreedom of the pressh and answer theories with theories. But it is against common sense to discuss issues concerning the nation and the political system with the traitors who are crying for the overthrow of our system and fostering confrontation among the fellow countrymen. Chosun Ilbo's editorial is not worth serious consideration because it is full of malicious slanders and abuses against the north. It is also an insult to the press that Chosun Ilbo staffers use the sacred term hfreedom of the pressh. It is the greatest justice and the mission of the press in our divided country to promote national reconciliation and unity and contribute to the country's peace and peaceful reunification and it is the greatest injustice to encourage confrontation and war between the north and the south. However, the traitors of Chosun Ilbo, on the instructions of the Kim Young Sam regime and the hAgency for National Security Planningh, cried for the overthrow of the north's system, bringing the situation of the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war and revealing their true colors as servants of the hANSPh. Chosun Ilbo is obviously an adjunct to the hANSPh and its editorial is a product of the desperate behind-the-scene efforts of the Kim Young Sam regime, which is seeking a way out in confrontation between the north and the south, and the hANSPh. For this despicable purpose, Chosun Ilbo, under the manipulation of the hANSPh, carried some sentences from the north's commentaries, statements, etc. By deleting the expressions exposing the daily's disgusting records, its collusion with the hANSPh and its treacherous nature. At the same time, the hANSPh has encouraged Pak Hong and other servants to divert public attention to inter-Korean confrontation. If anyone calls the traitors of Chosun Ilbo hpressmenh and describe our just retaliation as hinfringement on the freedom of the pressh, it will be an act fostering war and confrontation in the Peninsula. Eliminating Chosun Ilbo means destroying an hANSPh branch, one of the factors of war outbreak. Chosun Ilbo must apologize to the nation and make suicide. If it is not willing to do so, the nation will bury it. Once Chosun Ilbo is branded as venal press organ, it is favorable to the nation and its reunification to remove the cancer as early as possible.



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