Korean books donated and film show held in India

Pyongyang, December 14 (KCNA) -- A ceremony for donating Korean books and a film show were held at the building of the central committee of the All-India forward bloc on Dec. 2. Korean books including President Kim Il Sung's reminiscences "With the Century" and celebrated works of General Kim Jong Il were conveyed at the ceremony. The Korean documentary film "Korea, land of morning calm" was screened at the ceremony.

France-Korea parliamentary group formed

Pyongyang, December 14 (KCNA) -- A France-Korea Friendship Parliamentary Group of the French National Assembly was formed in Paris on December 2. The group consists of chairman Cristian Martin, first vice chairman Frederique Bredin, second vice chairman Jean Claude Lenuar and 14 members.

Kim Young Sam's 1992 "Presidential election" fund estimated at more than 1,000 billion Won

Pyongyang, December 14 (KCNA) -- The controversial 1992 "Presidential election" fund of Kim Young Sam is estimated at 200 billion won to the minimum and 1,000 Billion Won to the maximum, the South Korean newspaper Hangyore said recently. The figures are an estimate of the political and financial circles of South Korea, and the ruling party members are doubtful about the 28,400 million Won the traitor officially declared to the then "election" management committee, the paper said. The traitor, it noted, received a huge amount of money from the big businesses and Chun Doo Hwan and Roh Thae Woo as "election" fund. As to the "slush fund" of Kim Dae Jung, the ruling party said he received not election fund but "political fund" from big businesses. That is why the word "election" fund might create a situation unfavorable for it.

Moves of S. Korean ANSP to stamp out Pomchonghakryon denounced

Pyongyang, December 14 (KCNA) -- The north headquarters of the National Alliance of Youth and Students for the Country's Reunification (Pomchonghakryon) issued a statement on December 13 denouncing the Agency for National Security Planning for its frantic moves to obliterate the South Korean Federation of University Student Councils (Hanchongryon). According to the statement, on December 9 former south side delegates of the joint secretariat of Pomchonghakryon called a press conference and released a strange "statement",in which they, taking issue with the lines and struggle of Hanchongryon, the south headquarters of Pomchonghakryon, cried for the "dissolution" of the organisation and said that they would "close" the joint secretariat and resign the position of the south side "delegates" of the joint secretariat. Their unreasonable remarks are the same as those let out by some dishonest elements of South Korean universities and colleges when they groundlessly slandered Hanchongryon, declared their defection from the organisation and their seeking for a "new student movement" in accordance with the scenario of ANSP, the statement says, and goes on: It does not deserve even a passing note. Hanchongryon already gave a serious warning to the former south side "delegates" of the Pomchonghakryon joint secretariat in Berlin for their disobedience to the instructions of the organisation and suspended their activity. Aware that the crooked tentacles of ANSP reached some impure forces in Germany, Pomchonghakryon moved the joint secretariat to another place under the agreement with Hanchongryon. The joint secretariat is now conducting more energetic activities than before. The clamour about "resignation" and "closure" is of no use. The ANSP should admit that their third-rate trick does not work. Pomchonghakryon marked the fifth anniversary of its inauguration in august. It still remains alive and will develop into a more powerful organisation in the future. The flag of Pomchonghakryon is soaked with the precious sweat and blood of the youths and students for accelerating the independent and peaceful reunification of the country through the unity of the young people and students in the North and South of Korea and abroad. The days of ANSP which is hell-bent on destroying Pomchonghakryon are numbered. The north headquarters of Pomchonghakryon will hold higher the flag of Pomchonghakryon, the banner of struggle and victory, together with the youth and students under Hanchongryon, the south headquarters of Pomchonghakryon, and its overseas headquarters and push ahead with the sacred struggle to accelerate the independent and peaceful reunification of the country.

U.S. hit for its intention for permanent military presence in S. Korea

Pyongyang, December 14 (KCNA) -- Papers here today denounce the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich, for his allegation that the U.S. should "become a world leader in the 21st century" and "U.S. troops will remain in south korea." His remarks came during his visit to Britain. His allegation cannot be the revelation of his own thought and stand, the news analyst of Rodong Sinmun says, and goes on: Lurking behind his allegation is the U.S. policy of strength towards the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. His remarks betray the U.S. intention to run into an anti-DPRK military adventure with the South Korea-based U.S. troops as the main task force. As long as the U.S. military presence in South Korea continues, the relations between the DPRK and the U.S. at war will not be improved and the Korean Peninsula will remain a Cold War area. Now that the U.S. has kept its troops in South Korea and committed war provocations against the DPRK more frequently than before, the DPRK cannot but attach importance to military affairs and increase the defence capabilities of the country to cope with them. To do so belongs to the sovereignty of the DPRK from A to Z. If the U.S. truly wants peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, it should not seek its permanent military presence, but immediately pull its troops out of South Korea. Minju joson in a commentary says that if the U.S. misjudge our will and dare to test it, the U.S. will get nothing but destruction.

Abolition of agreement with IMF demanded

Pyongyang, December 14 (KCNA) -- About 2,000 students and workers of South Korea held a rally in Myongdong, downtown Seoul on Saturday to protest against the "agreement on bailout fund" with the International Monetary Fund which slays the South Korean economy, according to a foreign press report from Seoul. The protesters carried slogan boards reading "arrest Kim Young Sam who made a mess of the economy" and loudly shouted "We oppose the IMF trusteeship", "repeal the agreement with the IMF" and "fight, fight". They accused the government and opulent company owners of making a mess of the economy and telling us to brook all sufferings. They declared: "We will never do so." The citizens' federation for economic justice said that the United States and Japan are using the IMF bailout fund to bring south korea to its knees. The protesters vowed to wage a larger-scale struggle against the "agreement on bailout fund" on Sunday.