Greetings to Foreign Minister of Fiji
Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- Foreign Minister Kim Yong Nam sent a message of greetings to Bernado Vunibobo upon his appointment as Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade of the Republic of Fiji.
It expressed the belief that the friendly relations between the peoples of the two countries would develop favourably in the idea of independence, peace and friendship and wished him success in performance of his new duty.
KCF Chairman releases statement
Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- Chairman Kang Yong Sop of the Central Committee of the Korean Christian Federation Monday released a statement in support of secretary Kim Jong Il's famous work "Let Us Carry Out the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung's Instructions for National Reunification".
He expressed the conviction that Secretary Kim Jong Il's work is the only great national reunification programme which indicates the path to overcome the present difficulties lying in the way of reunification and to achieve the earliest and most smooth reunification of the country all the fellow countrymen long for so earnestly.
The religionists are determined to turn out as one in a sacred struggle for reunifying the country in hearty response to the noble patriotic intention of the General with firm belief that he is identical to President Kim Il Sung and is god of the Korean nation, he said.
To the Christians, his work is a great bible which indicates the way of saving the nation, the path of national reunification, Kang pointed out.
He also expressed the firm belief that all the christians in the north, south and abroad will take an active part in a nationwide struggle for great national unity and the reunification of the country in hearty response to the highly important tasks put forward by the General in the work.
All the christians in the northern half of Korea will regard the General's idea and line concerning national reunification as the great bible and strengthen the activities for solidarity with the christians in south Korea and abroad to achieve great national unity and to reunify the country under the banner, he added.
Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- Papers here today carry a message Secretary Kim Jong Il, Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army, sent to Sani Abacha, Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, in reply to his message of greetings on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of Korea's liberation.
It is reported in the press that Secretary Kim Jong Il received a gift from O Ik Je, permanent advisor to the National Congress for New Politics, advisor to the National Congress for the Independent and Peaceful Reunification and former leader of the central headquarters of Chondoism of south Korea, who settled down in the northern half of Korea.
Seen in the press are a decree of the Central People's Committee of the DPRK on awarding the order of the National Flag First Class to O Ik Je and accounts of a ceremony for awarding the order and a party given by the Pyongyang Municipal People's Committee for him.
Rodong Sinmun carries a letter Secretary Kim Jong Il received from Prof. Manik Lal Shrestha, Chairman of the Nepal-Korea Friendship Association and Director of the Nepal Institute for Juche Studies, on behalf of the participants in the national symposium celebrating the 52nd anniversary of Korea's liberation.
The paper rounds up words of south Korean figures highly praising Secretary Kim Jong Il as the leader of reunification.
Printed in the paper is a statement published by the Chief of the Pyongyang mission of the National Democratic Front of South Korea in welcome of the famous work of Secretary Kim Jong Il "Let Us Carry Out the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung's Instructions for National Reunification".
Minju Joson runs an editorial calling for attaining the noble idea of the non-aligned movement.
Rodong Sinmun carries a political essay "epic of great unity".
The political essay says that the Korean people display army-people unity on the road of today's "Arduous March".
The paper carries a commentary on the "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercise staged by the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean warmongers.
From today, the paper carries articles on the crimes of Kim Young Sam under the fixed title "never-to-be condoned arch traitor".
Today's article deals with the flunkeyist and treacherous acts of the traitor who sold off the country and the nation.
Papers observe the National Day of Viet Nam.
Minju Joson celebrates the day of the revolutionary victory of the Libyan people and the National Day of Slovakia.
Rodong Sinmun runs an article on the dominationist method of imperialists under the veil of "peace" and "cooperation".
The paper exposes militarism incited by the Japanese reactionaries for overseas aggression.
DPRK order awarded to O Ik Je
Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- A decree of the Central People's Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was published on August 27 on awarding the order of the National Flag First Class to O Ik Je, permanent advisor to the National Congress for New Politics, a permanent member of the Advisory Council for Democracy, Peace and Unification, advisor to the National Congress for the Independent and Peaceful Reunification and former leader of the central headquarters of Chondoism in south Korea, who has domiciled himself in the DPRK.
A ceremony for awarding the order took place at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Monday.
The Pyongyang Municipal People's Committee gave a party in welcome of him on the same day.
Present there were Vice-President Pak Song Chol and other senior officials.
Kang Hyon Su, Chief Secretary of the Pyongyang municipal Party Committee and Chairman of the Pyongyang Municipal People's Committee, in his welcome speech said: "O Ik Je abandoned south Korean society, a colony of the United States, and has come to our socialist country. This is a very good patriotic deed which reflects the desire and will of the south Korean people to aspire after national independence and democracy and want the reunification of the country."
Kang warmly welcomed his defection to the north.
O Ik Je in his reply said:
"I think my defection to the north, where the conscience of the nation and justice remain alive and which has a great leader, was what I should as a member of the nation."
"The leader Kim Jong Il is indeed the centre of great national unity who is leading all the members of the nation, who have different ideologies, political views and religious beliefs, to unity."
"I will devote myself to the sacred cause of national reunification, remaining loyal to him."
Gift to Secy. Kim Jong Il from O Ik Je
Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) - Secretary Kim Jong Il received a gift from O Ik Je, permanent advisor to the National Congress for New Politics, advisor to the National Congress for the Independent and Peaceful Reunification and former leader of the central headquarters of Chondoism of south Korea, who settled down in the northern half of Korea.
O Ik Je on Monday asked Kim Yong Sun, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Chairman of the Reunification Policy Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly and Vice-Chairman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, to convey the gift to Secretary Kim Jong Il.
Libyan official gives party
Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- Ahmed Amer Al Muakkaf, Secretary of the People's Bureau of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to Korea, gave a party at the Pyongyang Koryo Hotel on Monday evening to mark the 28th anniversary of the Great September First Revolution in Libya.
Invited to the party were Chairman of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK Yang Hyong Sop, Chairman of the State External Economic Affairs Commission Ri Song Dae, Chairman of the Korea-Libya Friendship Association and Chairman of the Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea Ju Song Il and Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Pak Gil Yon and other officials concerned.
Diplomatic envoys here were also on hand.
Speeches were exchanged at the party.
Extremely reckless and provocative manoeuvres
Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun in a signed commentary today denounces the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean war maniacs for staging the provocative "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercises across south Korea from August 18 to 29.
The paper says:
The frantic exercises were an unprecedentedly large-scale war gamble which involved more than the three services and marine corps of the U.S. Forces in the U.S. mainland and present in south Korea, 16,500 strong, the army of south Korea and major administrative organs of the Government.
We bitterly condemn the U.S. military and the south Korean belligerent group who drove the situation of the Korean Peninsula to a dangerous phase of war by going against the ardent desire of the nation for peace of the country and its peaceful reunification and staging the war manoeuvres against the north.
We warn once again that trying to stifle with "strength" the dignified and powerful DPRK where the leader, the party and the masses are in perfect harmony is as foolish as kicking into pricks. It is our character to mete out a thousandfold stern punishment to provokers.
The U.S. bellicose forces and the Kim Young Sam group would be well advised to clearly see the reality and not to act rashly.
Japan's ideological preparations for overseas aggression condemned
Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries are now hellbent on infusing militarism into people.
In this connection, Rodong Sinmun today carries a signed article denouncing the moves.
In Japan events are held undisguisedly to laud as "patriots" and "heroes" those who were killed in the past overseas aggression war, and attempt to revise history textbooks is being made under Government direction to bury the Japanese imperialists' history of aggression in oblivion. And ultra-right reactionary organizations are preaching revanchism while news media are extensively agitating for war among people, allegedly for Japan's "security", the paper points out, and says:
The purpose of such moves is as clear as daylight.
The Japanese reactionaries are persistently seeking to realise the old dream of "Greater East Asia Coprosperity Sphere" the predecessors failed to bring into practice in the past. To this end, they are launching a campaign of inciting militarism to lay an ideological foundation for overseas aggression while stepping up military preparations.
That is why politicians of Japan, disregarding the strong protest at home and abroad, visited in groups "Yasukuni Shrine" to pray for the soul of the war dead and lauded them as "fighters" or "patriots" who made "merits" for "prosperity" of Japan.
Their revision of history textbooks is also for this purpose.
Seminar on work of Secy. Kim Jong Il held in Russia
Pyongyang, September 2 (KCNA) -- A seminar on Secretary Kim Jong Il's work "The Juche Philosophy Is an Original Revolutionary Philosophy" was held in Moscow on August 28.
It was attended by academic, political and public figures of Russia.
A. Kovalyov, Chairman of the Association of Scientists for the Study of Human Affairs in the present world, delivered a report at the seminar.
The floor was taken by Mikhail Konkin, Chairman of the Russian Centre for the Study of Kimjongilism, Vladimir Markov, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Union of Communists, Doctor of Philosophy Eduard Volodin, Valeri Skurlatov, Chairman of the Russian Free Patriotic Party for "revival", and others.
A. Kovalyov said in his report that in the work, Secretary Kim Jong Il noted the Juche philosophy is an original philosophy which was evolved and systematized on its intrinsic principles.
The reporter further said:
The Juche philosophy newly raised the relationship between the world and man and the position and role of man in the world as the fundamental question of philosophy and clarified the philosophical principles that man is the master of everything and decides everything.
On this basis, it illumined the correct way of shaping the destiny of man.
By establishing Juche-based outlook on social history and the Juche-based outlook on history on the basis of the man-centred philosophical principles, the Juche philosophy surmounted limitations of the preceding outlook on social history and renewed the outlook on and view of social history.
The reporter pointed out that a large number of urgent theoretical and practical questions which require correct answers on the principles of the Juche philosophy are arising in Russia and the world at present.
The Juche philosophy is a new original revolutionary philosophy, the reporter said, adding:
The followers of the Juche idea all over the world are studying the Juche philosophy for the revolution, not only for philosophical pursuit.
He extended deepest thanks to Secretary Kim Jong Il, the great thinker and theoretician who newly expounded the originality of the Juche philosophy and its significance in human history by publishing the celebrated work.