Penal servitude for chairman of trade union of Hyun Dai Motor Company demanded

Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- At the South Korean authorities Ulsan district court, seven years' imprisonment was reportedly demanded for Kim Kwang Sik, chairman of the trade union of the Hyun Dai Motor Company, on December 4. The authorities had arrested and persecuted him, claiming that he called a strike against the "lay-off system," dampening foreign capitalists' zeal for investment. Enraged by this, the trade union lodged a strong protest, saying that it is the height of impudence to shift the responsibility for the financial crisis on to the trade union unilaterally, though the authorities and the company are to blame for it.

Resentment of Korea

Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- The U.S. "operation plan 5027" for the second Korean war invites the bitterest condemnation of the Korean people. The U.S. imperialist robbers have stretched their crooked tentacle of crime-woven aggression with wild ambition to make the Korean people their slaves since more than one hundred years ago. They have inflicted immeasurable pains and disasters upon the people, occupying the southern half of Korea for more than half a century. In the three-year-long Korean war they dropped nearly 600,000 tons of napalm and other bombs on the northern half of Korea, reducing streets and villages to heaps of ashes and killing a large number of innocent people in cold blood. The Korean people still remember the thrice-cursed atrocities of the Yankees. They have waited for a chance to wreak their vengeance upon the enemies at any cost. The Korean people neither want nor avoid a war. If the war is imposed, they will never miss the opportunity, but wreak their century-old grudge of the nation. "Option of preemptive strike is not a monopoly of the U.S. at all." "Who tries to dispirit us?" "Let us deal an annihilating blow at the enemies without mercy." "Concession to the U.S. imperialists is precisely submission and surrender." "U.S. imperialist aggressors, do not expect mercy from rifles and bayonets of justice." They all represent the eruption of the resentment of the Korean people throughout the country. Korea has matchless courage and the people are in high spirits. It is clear that the U.S. imperialists whose decline began in this land in the 50s will certainly go to ruin in the 90s. The Korean people who rose up in the fight with the U.S. imperialists, with surging indignation, will make the latter meet the fate of forlorn wandering spirits.

25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between DPRK and Bangladesh marked

Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- Papers here today dedicate signed articles to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the DPRK and Bangladesh. Rodong Sinmun says that in the past 25 years the two peoples have stepped up the building of new society in close support and cooperation, and continues: The Bangladeshi government and people are striving to achieve the development and prosperity of their country, overcoming repeated natural disasters. To develop friendship between the DPRK and Bangladesh is what the two peoples want and is beneficial to the building of a new society. The Korean people hope that the relations of the two countries will as ever develop on good terms. Minju Joson stresses that the Korean people hope for the greater successes in the struggle of the Bangladeshi people to achieve the political stability and economic development of the country.

Wholehearted unity, guarantee for victory in revolutionary war

Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun today says the strong courage and invincible stamina of Juche Korea are based on the unbreakable wholehearted unity of the party and the revolutionary ranks. The paper in a signed article continues: Wholehearted unity is the basic guarantee for victory in revolutionary war. This unity is a source of the most powerful force in defending the leader at the risk of life. The unity enables the army and the people to move as one on the orders of the respected Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il. The army and people of Korea are wholeheartedly united around Marshal Kim Jong Il. Their experiences convince them that he represents their destiny and the banner of all victory and glory. When the time comes for decisive battle, they will become human bombs and defend the headquarters of the revolution, shouting "long live Marshal Kim Jong Il " The DPRK is full of revolutionary ethos. The party, the army and the people move as one in conformity with the leader's ideology and will. They readily go through thick and thin if the leader wants them to do so, and never deviate even if there is a mine field ahead. This is the feature of the wholeheartedly united revolutionary ranks. Wholehearted unity is also a source that enables the army and the people to display mass heroism to the full. There is no limit to the might of mass heroism, a product of our wholehearted unity based on intense loyalty and filial piety to the leader and noble revolutionary comradeship.

"Kwangmyongsong No. 1" demonstrates might of Korea

Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- 100 days have passed since the DPRK's first artificial satellite "Kwangmyongsong No. 1" was placed into orbit. During the period, the satellite has made over 770 orbits of the earth demonstrating the might of the country. "Kwangmyongsong No. 1," which has a special position in the world's history of the development of artificial satellites, shows that the DPRK has reached ultra-modern technological level in the domain of the space development. The qualitative level of all devices, elements and materials of the satellite as well as the already-developed multi-stage carrier rocket are very high. Space experts of the world highly estimate the DPRK for successfully solving difficult scientific and technical problems such as development of super heat-resisting material, control of satellite's position and peculiar stage separating method. The launching site built by Korean scientists and technicians themselves attracts attention from the world because it costs a large amount of fund. The observation of the satellite is being made on a scientific basis. It is helpful toward accelerating the space study for peaceful purposes. Technical problems of manufacturing and controling the multi-stage carrier rocket and separating its engines have already been solved satisfactorily. And complex and difficult technical problems of placing a satellite into orbit and issues of making communications with the satellite, accurately operating electronic devices in the space and establishing a perfect system of observing the satellite in the earth have been solved. Some time ago, scientists, technicians, workers and officials who contributed to the launch of the satellite were awarded state commendations, gifts and state academic degrees and titles.

DPRK FM meets European parliamentary delegation

Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- Paek Nam Sun, Foreign Minister of the DPRK, met and had a friendly talk with the delegation of the European parliament headed by Leo Tindemans, member of the parliament, today.