Secy. Kim Jong Il sees art performance

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) - Secretary Kim Jong Il, Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army (KPA), enjoyed an art performance given by soldiers of a women's company of KPA unit No. 535 on Sunday. Among the audience were Director of the KPA General Political Department Jo Myong Rok and Chief of the KPA general staff Kim Yong Chun, KPA generals Hyon Chol Hae, Kim Ha Gyu and Pak Jae Gyong and secretaries of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee Kye Ung Thae, Kim Kuk Thae, Kim Ki Nam and Kim Yong Sun and other senior officials of the WPK Central Committee. The female soldiers put on the stage the story and song "We have wished to see the General," the poem and chorus "We will defend the headquarters of the revolution with our lives" and other numbers. After seeing the performance of brave and courageous female soldiers, Secretary Kim Jong Il expressed deep satisfaction with the growth of the soldiers of the company into reliable woman revolutionaries and with their high cultural level. He showed high appreciation for their successful performance. Like the soldiers of the women's company, all the soldiers of the KPA have strong ideology and faith and are prepared in military technique and politico-ideologically, he noted, adding that matchless are the KPA soldiers, who are ready to sacrifice their youth and life for the Party and leader, country and people. Brisk cultural and art activity among soldiers is an important work to increase the fighting efficiency of the unit, he said, and gave important tasks to invigorate art activities at all units.

Secy. Kim Jong Il sees students' basketball game

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) - Secretary Kim Jong Il, together with teachers and students of Kim Il Sung University and Kim Chaek University of Technology, saw a basketball game of students on Sunday to mark the 51st anniversary of Kim Il Sung University. The spectators included secretaries of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee Kye Ung Thae, Kim Kuk Thae, Kim Ki Nam, Kim Jung Rin and Kim Yong Sun and other senior officials of the WPK Central Committee and officials concerned. The game was between the teams of Kim Il Sung University and Kim Chaek University of technology. After seeing the game, Secretary Kim Jong Il congratulated the students on the successful game, saying that the revolutionary and militant students of Korea put their heart and soul into studies of science for the country and people and are good at art and sports activities. He noted with great satisfaction that the two universities have positively contributed to the prosperity of the country by producing many able native cadres and technicians who play a pivotal role in the revolution and construction. It is very important to train the students into versatile persons of ability who will shoulder the future of the country, he said, and gave important tasks for university education.

National art exhibition

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- A national art exhibition "We will follow the great general to the end" was opened at the Korean art gallery on Monday to celebrate the election of Secretary Kim Jong Il as General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea. Placed at the exhibition hall is a Korean painting "The great leader and the dear leader on the Lake Chon of Mt. Paektu" which shows the lofty features of President Kim Il Sung and Secretary Kim Jong Il with broad smiles on their faces, visualizing the bright future of Korea on Mt. Paektu, a sacred mountain of the revolution. On display are more than 100 pieces of art works showing the tireless efforts and devotion of Secretary Kim Jong Il to accomplish the revolutionary cause of President Kim Il Sung. Attractive among them are a Korean painting "Bright star on Mt. Paektu, famous general produced by heaven", oil paintings "We will exalt the revolutionary cause of Juche generation after generation" and "After the people go to sleep", a poster "Let us uphold our supreme commander with arms excl." Jang chol, Vice-Premier of the Administration Council and Minister of Culture and Art, and other officials were present at the opening ceremony.

Reception given on Egyptian Army Day

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- Military attache of the Egyptian Embassy here Ahmed Salah Eldin Monayrie gave a reception on Monday on the Army Day of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Present on invitation were lieut. Gen. of the Korean People's Army Pak Sung Won, officials concerned and foreign diplomatic envoys and military attaches of foreign embassies here. Speeches were exchanged at the reception.

Economic and commercial councillors corps here visit the Party founding museum

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- The economic and commercial councillors corps here visited the Party founding museum on Monday on the occasion of the 52nd anniversary of the foundation of the Workers' Party of Korea. The guests attentively saw round relics, historical materials, office rooms and a conference hall, being briefed on the immortal revolutionary feats performed by President Kim Il Sung in founding the WPK, an ever-victorious revolutionary Party, and in strengthening and developing it into a Party of Juche.

Mexican Committee for Welcoming Election of Secy. Kim Jong Il as Party General Secretary formed

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- A Mexican Committee for Welcoming the Election of Secretary Kim Jong Il as General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea was formed on October 2 under the cosponsorship of the Workers' Party of Mexico, the Mexico-DPRK Institute of Friendship and Cultural Interchange, the Mexican State Industry University Group for Educational and Cultural Exchange with Korea and the Mexican Committee for Supporting the Peaceful Reunification of Korea. Coordinator (leader) of the National Executive Committee of the Workers' Party of Mexico Alberto Anaya Gutierrez was elected chairman of the committee. The chairman said he sincerely hoped that Secretary Kim Jong Il would be elected General Secretary of the WPK. He stressed that Secretary Kim Jong Il is the great leader who enjoys the deepest respect from the Korean people and the world people aspiring after independence.

Resolutions on recommending Secy. Kim Jong Il as Party General Secretary hailed

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- Foreign public figures fully support and welcome the resolutions of local Party conferences on recommending Secretary Kim Jong Il as General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea. The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Peru (Red Motherland) said that to elect Secretary Kim Jong Il as Party General Secretary is a great auspicious event that all people have waited for and that he looks forward to the news of the election of Secretary Kim Jong Il as President of the DPRK. The General Secretary of the Delhi State Committee of the Socialist Party of India noted that the world believes Secretary Kim Jong Il, the leader of socialist Korea, has won absolute support and trust of people and only he can lead the 21st century. The National Chairman of the Socialist Progressive Party of Madagascar noted that Secretary Kim Jong Il is the great leader of the world revolution who will lead the world socialist cause not only in the 20th but the 21st century to victory, and that socialism will be certainly revived and win victory as he stands in the van of the Korean and world revolution. The General Secretary of the Socialist People's Party of Mexico, the member of the Executive Council of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea (Minister of State of the Presidency in charge of missions), the Chairman of the African Independent Party of Senegal, the deputy National Political Commissar of the Secretariat of the National Resistance Movement of Uganda, the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine, the Minister of Home Affairs of Namibia and other foreign figures unanimously said that it is a great event to elect Secreatyr Kim Jong Il as Party General Secretary.

Provocative remarks

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- The Defence Minister of south Korea, Kim Tong Jin, made provocative remarks against the north on Oct. 4, a radio report from Seoul said. He charged the north with planning to "unleash all-out war" and "use chemical bombs." he added that south Korea was looking for "three-dimensional countermeasures" against the missiles and long-range artillery of the north. South Korea is considering proposals for "preemptive attack or simultaneous strike" if necessary and is cooperating with the United States to carry out this war scenario, he said. His remarks came after the Kim Young Sam made bellicose utterances at a "commemorative ceremony" of the army on Oct. 1. to this fact, we can never remain a passive onlooker. Their outcries indicate that the Kim Young Sam regime, driven to a tight corner, is taking the line of reckless political and military adventures including war with the "Presidential Election" slated for late this year. South Korea is in fact in a very critical situation that may lead to a military coup, "martial law" and all-out war on the part of the Kim Young Sam regime and warhawks. The warmongers of the United States are zealously backing and encouraging the puppets, conspiring with them in war plan and aggravating the tensions on the Korean Peninsula. In this situation, the people and People's Army of Korea are sharply watching the adventurous war preparations of the enemies and will mete out a thousandfold punishment to any slight provocation.

Party given on WPK anniversary

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- Mohamed Ali Ahmed Al-Khamry, charge d'affaires ad interim of the Yemeni Embassy here, gave a Party on Oct. 6 with the approach of the 52nd anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK). He said in his speech that the WPK founded by the immortal respected leader President Kim Il Sung, the bright sun of Juche, has developed into the vanguard of leadership and struggle which conducts all the activities on the basis of the Juche idea. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea under the leadership of the WPK set an example in the long-drawn-out struggle for the realization of the socialist ideal of Juche and national reunification, respect for the people's rights to independence and self-determination and peace of the world, he said. He pointed out that he supports the proposal of the DPRK for elimination of nuclear and other mass-destruction weapons and the replacement of the old armistice agreement with a new peace mechanism in the Korean Peninsula. Choe Thae Bok, alternate politburo member and Secretary of the WPK Central Committee, said in his speech that the WPK has covered a proud course full of victory and glory for more than half a century since the President proclaimed its birth to the world. He pointed out that the General People's Congress of Yemen has made strenuous efforts to consolidate the unification of the country and achieve national unity, progress and development of the country under the leadership of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. "We fully support the General People's Congress and government of Yemen in the efforts to oppose the anti-Arab policy of the zionists and find a fair and permanent solution to the Mideast problems", he added.

Bayoneting for fraudulent "election"

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- The National Police Agency of south Korea ordered all local police offices a few days ago to take strong countermeasures against "violent organisations' involvement in the election and menace to People's life" with the "Presidential Election" slated for December. It was decided to set up "headquarters against gangsters" at all local police offices. The police were also ordered to arrest student demonstrators in no time and all those on the want list in a month from Oct. 16. Rodong Sinmun today brands this repressive campaign as a prelude to "election" rigging to fake up the "victory of the New Korea Party" after cracking down on all the pro-democracy forces before the "election." The news analyst says: The Kim Young Sam regime is in a hopeless quagmire. According to opinion polls, the percentage of "supporters" for Ri Hoe Chang, "Presidential Candidate" of the "new Korea Party," is much lower than that for other "candidates." This is not merely an assessment about Ri Hoe Chang but a deserved punishment of the south Korean public for Kim Young Sam's "New Korea Party," which has committed crime after crime against the country and nation. The feud and contradiction within the "New Korea Party" are uncontrollable. The Party itself is on the verge of breakdown. It is self-evident that the Kim Young Sam regime, which lives on fascist repression, will find a way out of the crisis in brutal bayoneting against the patriotic pro-reunification, pro-democracy forces including the South Korean Federation of University Student Councils.

Joint statement of Asian Regional Committee and Indian political parties and organisations

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- The Asian Regional Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification and 31 political parties and organisations of India including the All India Indo-Korean Friendship Association, the Communist Party of India and the All India Forward Bloc published a joint statement supporting the September 12 memorandum of the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. The joint statement fully supported the DPRK government's memorandum as regards the large-scale arms buildup of the south Korean authorities at the instigation of the United States. It said: We strongly denounce the large-scale arms buildup and war policy of the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean authorities against the peace-loving DPRK, regarding them as part of the dangerous moves against peace in the Korean Peninsula and the world. We extend support to the DPRK government's expectation that the United Nations and the world peace-loving people will take decisive steps to check the arms buildup of the United States and the south Korean authorities. We urge the peace-loving forces of India to support the DPRK government's memorandum and strongly oppose the arms buildup of the south Korean authorities in conspiracy with the U.S. imperialists.

Letters of trust and love

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) - Secretary Kim Jong Il unfolded a new history of letters of trust and love forging bonds of kinship between the leader and the people. The letters of love and loyalty between the leader and the revolutionary soldiers carry pure and clean loyalty and filial piety of the Korean people who trust and follow Secretary Kim Jong Il as their father and entrust their destinies wholly to him, and warm love of Secretary Kim Jong Il who trusts them as precious revolutionary comrades and as revolutionary soldiers and takes warm care of them. In early November 1990 Secretary Kim Jong Il received a letter from the members of a Party cell of the Korean Central News Agency, the letter which carried their firm resolution to defend the Workers' Party of Korea and the socialist homeland. After reading the letter, he sent a reply letter to them saying that he got courage from the letter and that he will remain unfailingly loyal to the cause of the Party and the revolution as the party members expect him to do. A few days later he also received a letter from the poets of the Korean writers company in which they expressed their determination to bring greater upsurge in production. After reading the letter he sent a reply letter to them expressing his hope that they will become eternal companions, faithful helpers and good advisors in the building and activity of the Workers' Party of Korea. In the beginning of the 90s party members and working people sent letters to him expressing their loyal determination and best wishes for his good health and long life. Those letters were written by anti-Japanese veterans, war veterans, leading officials of the Party and the State, coal and ore miners, agricultural working people, people's Army soldiers, intellectuals, students and pupils. The true appearance of Korea shows that all the people absolutely trust Secretary Kim Jong Il, regardless of their occupation and age. Secretary Kim Jong Il read all the letters from people of all walks of life and sent reply letters of trust, love, encouragement and inspiration to them. In Korea there are many impressive stories never heard in the political history.

Brilliant life of internationalist

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- Minju Joson today dedicates an article to the 30th death anniversary of Che Guevara, an indomitable revolutionary fighter and internationalist soldier of Latin America. The paper says: To mark this anniversary, the Korean people and the progressives around the world look back on his noble life dedicated to the anti-imperialist cause and express deep condolences. Although his life was not long, his revolutionary exploits are recorded in the history of Cuban and other peoples in Latin America and still encourage their efforts. Che Guavara is immortal in the hearts of the Korean people and revolutionary peoples around the world who oppose imperialism and love peace.

Speech of head of DPRK delegation at UN

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- Like all the other UN member nations, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is a sovereign state that has the rights to choose a political system and to keep it from being violated, and the Korean-style socialism is not a system that can be stifled by any one. Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Su Hon, who is also head of a DPRK delegation, made the remarks at the 52nd session of the UN General Assembly. He said the question of Korea's reunification is the question of retaking the sovereignty of a nation which is being violated by outside forces and, at the same time, an issue of international peace and security to remove the legacy of the Cold War. The government of the DPRK, he noted, regards the three principles of independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity, the Ten-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation and the proposal for founding a Democratic Confederal Republic of Koryo as the three charters of national reunification. What is an urgent task in achieving the independent and peaceful reunification of the country is to improve the relations between the north and south of Korea, he said, and continued: "If the south Korean authorities stop pursuing the anti-national, anti-reunification policy of confrontation and show an affirmative response in actuality, we will meet with them any time, have open-hearted negotiations with them over the question concerning the destiny of the nation and work together with them for the reunification of the country." "For a correct settlement of the Korean issue the countries concerned should play a positive role with an idea of helping towards the reunification of Korea." "The United States should bring a fundamental change in its anachronistic Korea policy and should no longer do things obstructive to the independent and peaceful reunification of Korea. " "Japan should honestly repent of the past, give up the policy hostile towards the DPRK and refrain from fanning up the division of Korea and obstructing its reunification." "For the preservation of peace on the Korean Peninsula and the peaceful reunification of the country it is necessary to oppose moves of aggression and war and remove the danger of war." "The question of easing tensions on the Korean Peninsula and removing the danger of war can be solved only when the U.S. gives up its policy hostile towards the DPRK and signs a peace accord with the DPRK." "Democratic reform in the United Nations is a concrete step for the democratisation of the international community." "If the UN wants to meet the demand of the 21st century, it should get rid of the structure of an old era, as soon as possible, such as previliged position and power politics of some member nations allowed in the organisation." "The DPRK government will, in the future, too, adhere to the basic idea of its external policy of independence, peace and friendship in conformity with the UN purpose and principles."

Efflorescing Juche-based literature and art

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- The Efflorescing literature and art of Korea have made great contributions to the revolution and construction. The great heyday of the Juche-based literature and art which originated in the 1930s was provided in the 1970s under the deep concern of Secretary Kim Jong Il. In the period Secretary Kim Jong Il put forward a unique idea and theories on literature and art centering on man by embodying the Juche-based idea of literature and art advanced by President Kim Il Sung, set up a new system and methods of creation and gave wise guidance over the domain. A great achievement gained in the building of Juche-based literature and art is that the glorious history of the revolutionary activities of the leader, his wise guidance and noble virtues have been depicted in works of art. Among them are feature films "Flames spreading over the Land," "Mt. Paektu" and "Star of Korea". The "Sea of Blood," "The Flower Girl" and "The fate of a self-defence corps man", the immortal classic masterpieces created in the period of the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle, were made into films. As a result, the monumental examples of revolutionary film art were set and the revolutionary traditions of the film art established. Later, the masterpieces were successfully made into operas and dramas. The revolutionary operas like "Sea of Blood," a new type of revolutionary opera, and the revolutionary dramas like "Mountain Shrine," in which stanzaed songs, pangchang, national dances and stage arts are combined organically, are the fruition of the rare wisdom and energetic guidance of Secretary Kim Jong Il. Basing himself on the successes, he developed in an all- round way all the aspects of literature and art, including music, dance, fine art and circus. As a result, a lot of masterpieces carrying the demand of the time and aspirations of the people were produced. Among them were lengthy-novels "Dawn of the Revolution" and "At the Foot of Mt. Paektu" of the cycle of novels "Immortal History", a music and dance tale "Song of Paradise", songs "Song of Comradeship" and "We'll travel one road forever" and aerial stunts, light circus pieces and magic which strike the spectators with admiration. National musical instruments have been improved and a new orchestral music played by national and western musical instruments was created. The Juche-oriented literature and art further developed with the appearance of the Pochonbo Electronic Band and the Wangjaesan Light Music Band. The literature and art of Korea which has rapidly developed, ushering in a new era of culture of humankind is popular among the world people.

Mysterious natural phenomena continue

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- These days in Korea, flowers come into bloom as if it were spring. This is interpreted as an expression of cheers and best wishes for a bright future of Kim Il Sung's Korea, which Will have Secretary Kim Jong Il as General Secretary Of the Workers' Party of Korea. Fifty-five pear trees were full of flowers on the orchard of the Sindo County Reed Integrated Farm in North Phyongan Province on September 21, when the South Phyongan Provincial Conference of the WPK adopted an important resolution. White flowers came into bloom on a 30-year-old wild pear tree near the pond of a pleasure park in Haeju city the day after the South Hwanghae Provincial Conference was held. White roses have come into bloom, some of the flowers being five cm in diametre, at a historic site of Kim jJ Won Haeju Agricultural College since the day of the provincial conference. Employees of the west sea barrage station were full of joy at flowers blooming on a sweet cherry tree near the monument to President Kim Il Sung's handwritings at the barrage on September 22. Manager of the station Pyon Jong Su said this was the first time that flower came into bloom in autumn and that this means nature also hails the honor of Korea. Apricot trees are blooming in the yards of the houses of Pak Yun Su in the township of Sinchon county, South Hwanghae Province, and Maeng Tong Hui on the Rakchon Cooperative Farm in Kowon county, South Hamgyong Province. Women in Ryongsanri, Junghwa county, Pyongyang, were overwhelmed with joy at the sight of flowering fruit trees on a hill in the village. The whole country is in the fragrance of spring, though it is autumn.

Greetings to the 5th Congress of CPC

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea sent a message of greetings to the 5th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba on Oct. 7. The message said that the congress would be a historical event which opens a new vista in the struggle of the CPC members and people for defending and advancing the socialist cause. The heroic Cuban people have successfully carried out the tasks of "Special period", holding high the revolutionary slogan "Socialism or death. we will win," under the correct leadership of the CPC headed by the respected comrade Fidel Castro Ruz, it said. It pointed out that the WPK and the Korean people praised the heroic CPC members and people for resolutely smashing the imperialists' manoeuvrings to stifle Cuba and advancing along the road of socialism, rallied closer around the CPC and expressed firm support to and militant solidarity with them. The WPK Central Committee wished that the congress would successfully discuss the agenda items and make good success as a historical congress of unity and victory in the revolutionary struggle of the Party and the Cuban people, the message added.

DPRK reiterates its call for confederacy

Pyongyang, October 7 (KCNA) -- All the Koreans in the north, south and overseas will make redoubled efforts to found the Democratic Confederal Republic of Koryo (DCRK) and achieve the independent and peaceful reunification of the country, the lifelong wish of President Kim Il Sung and the vital demand of the nation. Yang Hyong Sop, Chairman of the Supreme People's Assembly, declared this in his report at a Pyongyang meeting held this afternoon to mark the 17th anniversary of his proposal for founding the DCRK. President Kim Il Sung in his report to the 6th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea in October 1980 proposed that the country be reunified by founding a confederal republic through the establishment of a unified national government on condition that the north and the south recognize and tolerate each other's ideas and social systems, a government in which the two sides are represented on an equal footing and under which they exercise regional autonomy respectively with equal rights and duties. Yang Hyong Sop, who is also alternate politburo member of the WPK Central Committee, said in his report: "The proposal for founding the DCRK indicates the most reasonable and realistic way of solving the reunification question in the present situation of Korea. It is a torchlight of patriotism and landmark for national reunifiation that enables the entire nation to wage the reunificatiion movement nationwide at a new high stage with a clear goal and confidence." "The great leader comrade Kim Jong Il, who puts his heart and soul into realising the President's idea of reunification and leadership, has wisely led the Korean people to fight for national reunification through the establishment of the DCRK." "In his celebrated August 4 work 'Let Us Carry Out the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung's Instructions for National Reunification, Secretary Kim Jong Il defined the three charters of national reunification as the proposal for founding the DCRK, the three principles of national reunification and the Ten-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation. His outstanding and tested leadership is a decisive guarantee for national reunification. "In order to realise the proposal for founding the DCRK and reunify the country, we must hold fast to the principle of national independence, resolutely smash the domestic and foreign bellicose elements' new war preparations and preserve a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula." "If the tension is to be eased and the danger of war to be removed in Korea, the United States must renounce its hostile policy toward the DPRK and accept the DPRK's proposal for concluding a peace agreement between the DPRK and the U.S." "Japan must repent of its past sincerely, discard its hostile policy toward the DPRK and refrain from encouraging the south Korean rulers to division and war." "The Korean people must achieve great national unity, irrespective of differnces in ideology, ideal and system." The senior officials present at the meeting included Pak Song Chol, politburo member of the WPK Central Committee and Vice-President of the DPRK.