Greetings to Yemeni President

Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, President of the presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, sent a message of greetings to Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of the Republic of Yemen, on September 25 on the day of revolution in Yemen. The message wholeheartedly wished the President and the Yemeni people greater success in their efforts to realize the noble purpose of the revolution.

Korean books donated to India

Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- A ceremony for donating Korean books was held by the All-India Youth Federation under the All-India Forward Bloc on Sep. 20. Korean books including the President Kim Il Sung's reminiscences "With the Century", the brief biography of General Secretary Kim Jong Il and his works on youth affairs were handed to Amar Singh Kushiwaha, chairman of the federation. He said that the reminiscences and the works are very valuable wealth for them and that they will keep the books well and deeply study them.

283 "National Assemblymen" ordered to appear in court in S. Korea

Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- The south branch court of the Seoul district court issued a "summons" to a majority of the "National Assemblymen," 283 in all, on September 21, a Seoul-based radio said. This step came in response to a damage suit of the "citizens federation for economic justice" (Kyongsilryon) against the "National Assemblymen."

S. Korean authorities hit for their decision to call Japanese king "emperor"

Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the National Democratic Front of South Korea (NDFSK) released a statement on September 22 denouncing the South Korean authorities for deciding to call the Japanese king "emperor," the Seoul-based radio Voice of National Salvation said. The "emperor" is a symbol of the Japanese imperialists' aggression and war crimes as well as pronoun of the devil who inflicted the incurable wounds of misfortune and pains upon the Korean people, the statement says, and continues: Japan's moves for staging a comeback are getting all the more pronounced with each passing day and the "emperor" serves as a mental pillar of the resurgent militarism. A decision to call the Japanese king "emperor" in the context is one more humiliating act vis-a-vis Japan. It is as good as a declaration that the South Korean authorities will be a guide for reinvasion by Japanese militarism. The South Korean authorities decided to call the Japanese King "emperor", the king who is the most villainous boss of Japan's samurais who hurt the pride of the Korean nation refusing to make an apology, compensation and reparation for the damage the Japanese imperialists imposed upon the Korean people during their colonial rule. The decision cannot be pardoned at all because it is an unbearable insult to the martyrs who laid down their lives for the liberation of the country and to the millions of people who were killed by Japanese after conscription and labor draft as well as the "comfort women for the army."

International climate favorable for peaceful reunification must be created

Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- The President Kim Il Sung in his policy speech put forth an idea of creating an international climate favorable for the independent and peaceful reunification of Korea. The idea is a firm guideline for frustrating the obstructive moves of the separatists at home and abroad and accelerating the reunification of the country, says rodong sinmun today in a signed article. In order to create an international climate favorable for Korea's reunification, the north and the south should place the common interests of the nation above all in external relations, the paper says, and continues: The South Korean authorities should not depend on outside forces nor cooperate with them but reject them by pooling strength with fellow countrymen with the stand of national independence. The north and the south should avoid confrontation and competition that impairs the dignity of the nation and helps outside forces to catch fish in troubled waters in the international arena and cooperate with each other in defence of the common interests of the nation and to exalt its honour. The South Korean authorities should change their policy of confrontation with the north into a policy of reconciliation with it with compatriot feelings and refrain from hindering national reconciliation and unity. The United States should fundamentally rectify its anachronistic policy toward the DPRK and refrain from obstructing the independent and peaceful reunification of Korea. We do not consider the united states the sowrn enemy but want DPRK-U.S. relations normalised. The U.S. should honestly fulfil its commitments and obligation under the DPRK-U.S. framework agreement. Japan should sincerely repent of its crime-woven past, renounce hostile policy toward the DPRK in the interests of the two peoples and in keeping with the requirement of the time and refrain from egging the South Korean authorities on to north-south confrontation and obstructing the reunification of Korea. The United Nations should help solve the Korean issue peacefully and fairly, true to its commitment to impartiality and justice and should not allow its arena to be used in obstructing and delaying the reunification of Korea.

World Tourism Day

Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- Minju Joson today dedicates an article to the World Tourism Day. The World Tourism Organization sets forth a slogan to suit the characters of tourism and organizes colorful events according to it on this day every year, the daily says, and goes on: From this year the organization designates a specific country, where international events will be held on the occasion of the World Tourism Day. Mexico has been desigated this year. The DPRK entered into the organization in September Juche 76 (1987). Tourism is rapidly developed in the DPRK by the right policy of its government. Rich tourist resources of the country are positively developed and used and modern tourist equipment is expanding. Korea boasts of tourist resorts such as world-famous Mt. Paektu, Mt. Kumgang and Mt. Myohyang. Mt. Chilbo, Mt. Kuwol, Mt. Jongbang and Ryongmun cave have been built fine as pleasure grounds for the people and tourist resorts. The number of tourists to the DPRK increases every year.

Letter of thanks to Kim Jong Il from participants in film festival

Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) - General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a letter of thanks from the participants in the sixth Pyongyang film festival of non- Aligned and other developing countries on September 26. The letter said: The Pyongyang film festival held in the idea of independence, peace and friendship marked an effective occasion for the progressive people and moviemen aspiring after a civilized and harmonious life in an independent and prosperous new world to exchange achievements and experience in the building of national cinema and expand friendship, solidarity, interchange and cooperation so as to jointly promote the development of true cinematic art. The festival afforded a deeper understanding of the significance and role of cinema in the building of a new independent society, awakened moviemen further to the mission and obligation of the times and confirmed the resolution and will to hold the Pyongyang film festival on a global scale. The participants expressed their determination to support and encourage the just struggle of the Korean people for independent reunification and development of the country and make joint efforts for the progress of true cinema of mankind with the moviemen of Korea. The letter wished the respected Kim Jong Il, a close friend and teacher of them, a long life in good health, hoping for the reunification of Korea and the eternal happiness of the Korean people and for the development of the progressive cinematic art of the world.

Banquet for those related to launch of satellite

Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- The Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea and the National Defense Commission of the DPRK gave a grand banquet in Pyongyang on Saturday in honour of the scientists, technicians and workers who had contributed to successfully launching the first artificial satellite "Kwangmyongsong No. 1." Jo Myong Rok, first vice-chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK and director of the General Political Department of the Korean People's Army, in a speech said that he, authorized by the respected Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il, General Secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and Chairman of the National Defense Commission of the DPRK, extends warm congratulations to the entire scientists, technicians and workers who had successfully launched the first artificial satellite into orbit. The successful launching of the satellite by our own wisdom, technology, efforts and materials 100 percent is a signal event which demonstrated to the world the national power of Juche Korea and heralded a strong country, he said, and went on: The historic event to be recorded in the history of the nation gave great confidence and courage to the Korean people and officers and men of the People's Army in their forced march to overcome difficulties for the final victory and sent the imperialists and reactionaries trying to stifle the DPRK with uneasiness and fear. With the launch of the first satellite Korea has ranked among the advanced countries in space development and is proud of its might in politics, military affairs and science and technology. The scientists, technicians and workers, bearing in mind the national pride and honour of having General Secretary Kim Jong Il at the head of the Workers' Party of Korea and the revolution, should absolutely worship and uphold him in one mind in any adversity and defend the headquarters of the revolution headed by him at the cost of their lives. At the banquet scientists and technicians hardened their determination to lay firmer foundations of the independent national economy and make a new signal success in satellite development. The banquet participants enjoyed an art performance.

Korean anti-nuke peace committee on Japan's move for militarization

Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Korean anti-nuke peace committee issued a statement on Saturday, bitterly denouncing Japan for igniting the train of arms race in the wake of the DPRK's peaceful satellite launch. The Japanese government and high-ranking military officials argue that the "self-defence forces" should possess their own reconnaissance satellite and that Japan should join in the U.S. plan for ballistic missile defence including the Theatre Missile Defence (TMD). They are trying to include the needed expenses in next year's budget. The statement brands this armament expansion move as a dangerous act that will stimulate and encourage arms race in East Asia and pose direct threat to peace and security in this part of the world. The statement continues: Japan, a defeated nation that is not to have its regular army, is systematically increasing military spending and continuously importing and developing uptodate military equipment and technology. This proves that militarism has revived in Japan and now influence Japan's politics. Japan's military spending was several hundred million yen after the war, exceeded a trillion yen in the 1970s and reached 4,950 billion yen last year. Japan's militarization will lead to overseas aggrandizement and aggression. This is a lesson drawn from modern history of Japan. Why is Japan making a fuss branding the satellite launch of the DPRK as one for military purposes while describing its own satellite launch as one for peaceful purposes? It is because Japan intends to lull domestic and foreign complaint and concern over its snowballing military spending, overseas dispatch of the "self-defence forces" and other activities for becoming a military power and make an excuse for promoting its militarization legitimately and overtly. Japan has already laid a legal basis for legitimate involvement in hostile military action against the DPRK by revising the "U.S.-Japan defence cooperation guidelines," a product of the Cold War. Japan's smear campaign is also aimed at shifting on to the DPRK the blame for regional arms race that will be caused by its overt militarization policy such as possession of reconnaissance satellite and introduction of the TMD system. The Japanese authorities must cool their heads swollen with expansion fever and ponder over whom they oppose. If Japan continues to move for militarization, obsessed with megalomania and overseas expansion fever, it will inevitably meet a more miserable fate than it did some 50 years ago.

Japan urged to mind its own business

Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- The Obuchi government of Japan is in the grip of a serious crisis in the wake of a recently-disclosed scandal of officials of the Japan Defence Agency in a contract of military equipment production. Rodong Sinmun today, commenting on this, says that the Japanese authorities should stop raising a hue and cry over the DPRK's launch of artificial satellite and mind their own business. The news analyst says: The scandal is indicative of the corruption and irregularities of Japanese politicians. "Clean politics" and "politics with no backing of money" on the lips of the Japanese authorities are no more than political farce. It is disgusting for such political swindlers to slander the DPRK's launch of artificial satellite. The self-styled politicians, failing to distinguish satellite from missile even after the DPRK announced that it launched artificial satellite, are crying for "cooperation system" against the DPRK. Judging from what they have done, they are political illiterates and swindlers. The Japanese authorities' misbehaviour is the height of impudence.