Answer of Korea

Pyongyang, December 8 (KCNA) - We neither want nor avoid a war. If a war is imposed, we will never miss the opportunity. The aggressors will never escape the fate of forlorn wandering spirits. This is the DPRK's warning to the U.S. and his followers who worked out the "operation plan 5027" for the second Korean war of aggression long ago and are putting spurs on its implementation. The Korean people do what they mean. That is proved by the past 50 years. The U.S. imperialists made a surprise invasion of the DPRK in June Juche 39 (1950), saying that the destiny of the war was already decided. The world focused attention on Korea, the DPRK solemnly declared that it would answer war with war, attack with counterattack. The attempt of the U.S. imperialists to have breakfast in Haeju, lunch in Pyongyang and supper in Sinuiju, ended in failure in the face of DPRK's declaration. During the 3-year-long Korean war, the U.S. imperialists lost troops and military equipment nearly 2.3 times those in the 4-year-long pacific war and kneeled down to the Korean people. To answer "retaliation with retaliation and all-out war with all-out war" was a statement made by Pyongyang when the U.S. imperialists kicked up a frantic war racket in the wake of the armed spyship "Pueblo" incident in '60s. The Yankees gave in to the grit and courage of the DPRK. The "Patrol Craft Escort No. 56" sent to the bottom and "EC-121" shot down while engaging themselves in espionage act after intruding into the territorial waters and airspace of the DPRK and the GIs who met a miserable end in the "Panmunjom incident" showed that the DPRK did what it meant. Five years ago the U.S. imperialists who had high morale in the Persian Gulf War, gathered the dark clouds of war together with imperialist allied forces. In this touch-and-go situation the world was concerned about Korea's fate with suppressed excitement. The DPRK, however, declared without turning a hair that if enemy dare invade the inalienabl territory, territorial waters and airspace even 0.001 mm, the DPRK will punish the aggressors mercilessly. The U.S. imperialists' pride was humbled and U.S. President Clinton sent a message of guarantee to the respected leader Kim Jong Il. Those who run amuck, forgetful of all the lessons, will realize keenly through their experiences what Korea's answer is. The answer will be the most decisive and merciless punishement. The Korean people and Peole's army will fight to the last.

U.S. is not "only superpower"

Pyongyang, December 8 (KCNA) -- An increasing number of American people are lifting up their voices criticising the U.S. position as the "only superpower." Commenting on this fact, a news analyst of Rodong Sinmun today says: This eloquently reflects the weakened position of the United States which cannot be concealed with anything. Having declared the end of the Cold War in December 1989, the United States has tried to establish a "new world order," styling itself "the only superpower." however, its position as "only superpower" has begun to collapse. As a result, its position has largely weakened on the international political arena. After the end of the Cold War, the U.S. could not make the United Nations play into its hands. It is also losing its economic position in the capitalist world. The economic development of some capitalist countries has seriously hamstrung the U.S. position of economic domination. In order to keep its dominationist position in the capitalist world and ensure benefits of its expanded military monopolies, the U.S. has further militarized its economy. Consequently, its national budgetary deficit and foreign debts have increased. The U.S. military position has also gone down. An example of this is the U.S. failure to form an anti-Iraq military alliance. Whenever Iraq challenged, the U.S. could not form multi-national forces as in the Persian Gulf War. Moreover, U.S. directives and policies do not work within the NATO. European countries decided to conduct their own military operation without the United States, an operation which goes beyond the sphere of the NATO. The U.S. is undergoing setbacks in its attempts to bring developing countries under its domination with "supremacy of strength" and "nuclear predominance" and establish an international order governed by the jungle law. It is now making desperate efforts to prevent its position as "only superpower" from being weakened and extricate itself from predicament. However, its efforts are useless. Its position will further weaken as the days go by. The Korean army and people will never allow the United States to become the "only superpower."

"Kwangmyongsong No. 1" moves round earth 770 times

Pyongyang, December 8 (KCNA) -- 100 days have passed since Korea's first artificial satellite "Kwangmyongsong No. 1" blasted off into the space. During the days, the satellite has made some 770 rounds of the earth and moved along its normal orbit on set time each day. The satellite technicians have paid particular attention to observing its orbiting since it blasted off. At around 15 hours of local time on August 31 this year the satellite made its first round of the earth, passing through the sky above the south sea of Korea. At 10:54 on September 2 it made 15 rounds of the earth, passing through the sky above the central part of Korea. At the dawn of October 3 and 4 it went to east from west above Korea. Scientists at the satellite observatory say that through the 100-day observation they could be convinced of the scientific accuracy of the satellite which was launched by the DPRK's technology and efforts 100 percent.

European parliamentary delegation arrives

Pyongyang, December 8 (KCNA) -- A delegation of European parliament headed by Leo Tindemans, member of the European parliament, arrived here today.

Meeting of int'l solidarity with Korean people

Moscow, December 6 (KCNA) -- A meeting of international solidarity with the Korean people for national reconciliation, unity and reunification was held in Moscow on Dec. 5. Exhibited in the meeting place were famous works of the President Kim Il Sung and Marshal Kim Jong Il and other Korean books. Guy Dupre, secretary general of the International Liaison Committee for Reunification and Peace in Korea, said in his report that the South Korean authorities must not depend on outsiders but take the way for national reconciliation, unity and reunification. The U.S. should give up its hostile policy toward the DPRK and accept the DPRK's proposal to replace the armistice agreement with a peace agreement, he said. He called upon the organizations supporting Korea's reunification to conduct more active solidarity activities for Korea's reunification and peace in accordance with the acute situation in which the DPRK has been placed and with the ardent desire of the Korean people for the reunification. Heads of different regional organizations supporting Korea's reunification in their speeches said that the adventurous war provocation moves of the U.A. and South Korean authorities have been intensified and put in practice since Clinton's South Korea visit and this is a serious challenge and great threat to the cause of peace in Asia and the rest of the world. They called for immediately giving up the dangerous moves. An appeal to the governments, political parties and organizations of all countries was adopted at the meeting. After the meeting, a consultative meeting of leading officials of regional organizations supporting Korea's reunification was held. It adopted an action program of the organizations and a special statement on Korea in support of the statement of the spokesman for the Korean People's Army general staff. The special statement bitterly condemned the adventurous moves of the U.S. and its followers to stifle the DPRK with military strength and strongly demanded the stop to the moves at once. We, who are making efforts to prevent a war in the Korean peninsula and achieve peace and peaceful reunification of Korea, will further strengthen support and solidarity for the righteous struggle of the Korean people who value peace and independence, the statement stressed.

First working-level talks between DPRK and EU

Pyongyang, December 8 (KCNA) -- The first working-level political talks was held in Brussels on December 2 between the delegations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the European Union. The talks was attended by the director in charge of European affairs of the DPRK Foreign Ministry, directors in charge of Asian affairs of the foreign ministries of Britain, Austria and Germany, which are the holders of the previous, current and next EU presidency , and EU committee officials. At the talks, a series of issues of concern were discussed and the willingness to continue dialogue in the future was expressed.

Greetings to 15th SCP Congress

Pyongyang, December 8 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea sent a message of greetings on December 5 to the 15th Congress of the Spanish Communist Party. The message expressed the belief that the congress would be an important occasion in the struggle for strengthening the party and for socialism and peace. It expressed the conviction that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two parties would further strengthen and develop in the common struggle for the victory of the socialist cause in the future, too, and sincerely wished the party's congress great success.