Regard NATO's bombing of the Chinese embassy
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK issued a statement today as regards the barbaric bombing of the Chinese embassy in Yugoslavia by the aggression forces of the United States and NATO.
The statement said: The bombing caused many casualties among Chinese diplomats and journalists and seriously destroyed the building of the embassy.
This shows that the United States and NATO, much satisfied with their bomb policy, are recklessly and arrogantly applying the strong-arm and arbitrary policies to big countries as well as small nations regardless of the international law and elementary common knowledge.
When launching air raids, the NATO announced that it would take military objects of Yugoslavia as optional targets. Contrary to its announcement, the NATO instantly began indiscriminate bombings of civilian objects, hospitals, schools and kindergartens, revealing its barbaric nature. In a little more than one month and a half since the air raids, it has killed or wounded more than 6,000 civilians.
The United States and NATO, in an attempt to escape from the responsibility, described the bombing of the Chinese embassy as a mistake this time, too, as they did after killing many civilians. However, there is no one who will believe that the United States boasting of the world's best intelligence network and precision bombing technology would so frequently repeat similar mistakes in a systematic way.
The bombing of other country's embassy is a criminal act of most shamelessly and directly infringing upon its sovereignty. Such an outrageous act of the United States and NATO surpasses all the war crimes recorded in the current century in its unlawfulness and barbarity.
It is only too natural that the Chinese government and people are strongly protesting against the bombing. We, together with the peaceloving people all over the world, vehemently denounce the outrageous bombing of the United States and NATO against the present international relations tending toward independence and peace and express solidarity with the measures taken by the Chinese government and people in protest against it.
The present stark reality in which the United States unhesitatingly bombed a country which it claims is its strategical partner eloquently proves the U.S. allegation that other countries should not possess missiles and other strategical weapons is very ridiculous and shameless.
The United States will not flee from the historical responsibility for having destroyed all the bases of international law and war regulations, products of human civilization.
Kim Jong Il inspects A-A artillery unit
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) - General Secretary Kim Jong Il inspected Kum Song lifeguard A-A artillery unit no. 959 of the Korean People's Army.
He was accompanied by director of the general political department of the KPA Jo Myong Rok, chief of the general staff of the KPA Kim Yong Chun, staff members of the supreme command, secretary Kim Kuk Thae of the Central Committee of the Worker's Party of Korea, editor-in-chief Choe Chil Nam of Rodong Sinmun and first vice department directors Pak Song Bong and Jang Song Thaek of the WPK Central Committee.
He first went round the monument to the on-site guidance of the President Kim Il Sung and historic mementos at the unit.
While making rounds of a spring, a fish farm and other undying historic sites, he said all the officers and men of the unit should prepare themselves to be true loyal subjects and resolute fighters, always aware of the benevolence of the president.
He learned in detail about the unit's situation and performance of duty and military training.
He put forward tasks that would serve as guidelines in increasing the combat power of the unit.
Looking round the solar heat greenhouse and mushroom cultivation ground of the unit and educational, entertainment and logistic facilities of a company under it, he said that sideline farming should be organised well to provide soldiers with more milk, meat and vegetables.
He also appreciated an art performance given by a women's A-A machine gun company under the unit.
He expressed great satisfaction with the performance and highly praised the women revolutionaries for doing training, studying and living in a revolutionary and militant way as the anti-Japanese guerrillas did.
He gave the soldiers an automatic rifle as a gift and had a picture taken with them.
Letters to international and national organizations
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- Working people's organizations of the DPRK sent letters to international organizations and national organizations as regards the South Korean authorities' suppression of people's struggle for the right to existence.
The central committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea sent a letter to the secretariat of the World Federation of Trade Unions, the central committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League to the World Federation of Democratic Youth, and the central committee of the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea to the International Union of Agricultural, Foodstuff, Commercial, Textile and allied workers, the General Union of Syrian Peasants, the Peasants Committee of Pakistan, the All-India Peasants Union, the All-India Union of Agricultural Workers, the Union of Agricultural and Foodstuff Industrial Workers of Mongolia, the Ghanaian Union of Agricultural Workers, the General Federation of Peasants and Stock Breeders of Libya, the Algerian Union of Agricultural Workers, the Mexican Federation of Peasants and the Peruvian National Federation of Peasants.
The letters denounced the South Korean rulers for brutally cracking down on the struggle of workers, peasants and students for vital rights and democracy, they expressed the expectation that the international bodies and national organizations would take active steps to check the suppressive moves of the South Korean ruling quarters and encourage the solidarity struggle of workers, peasants and students.
DPRK order to Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- An order of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was awarded to Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, Minister of Foreign Trade of Cuba.
The friendship order first class of the DPRK was awarded to him for his great contribution to the development of relations of friendship and economic, scientific and technological cooperation between the DPRK and Cuba.
Present at the awarding ceremony were Kim Yong Nam, President of the presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, Kang Jong Mo, Minister of Foreign Trade, and Jose Mauel Inclan Embade, Cuban ambassador to Korea.
Students stage demonstration in front of U.S. embassy
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- Students under the South Korean Federation of University Student Councils staged a demonstration in front of the U.S. embassy in Seoul on May 9, shouting stop sale of U.S.-made weapons and other slogans, according to a radio report.
They denounced the United States for forcing South Korea to join in the moves to establish the criminal theatre missile defense system and pressing it to buy U.S.-made weapons for arms buildup.
The police walked away patriotic demonstrators on the charge of violation of the law on assembly and demonstration.
Pak Song Chol meets Chinese friendship delegation
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- Pak Song Chol, Honorary vice-President of the presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, met and conversed with the Dandong, Liaoning Province, China, friendship delegation led by Chen Mingyue, Mayor of the city people's government, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Monday.
Present were Choe Yun Sik, vice-chairman of the Pyongyang city people's committee, and Man Yongxiang, Chinese ambassador to Korea.
The head of the delegation said that he would strive to further strengthen and develop friendship between the peoples of China and the DPRK.
He wished the Korean people signal success in their efforts to build a powerful nation under the wise guidance of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
Letters praising Kim Jong Il to S. Korean families
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- Letters highly praising General Secretary Kim Jong Il and the North Korea were mailed to families in Taejon, South Korea, according to a radio report from Seoul.
The letters praised General Secretary Kim Jong Il, the Juche idea and the free educational system in the North Korea where there is no unemployed and asserted that the reunification of the country should be achieved at an early date and free education be enforced for South Korean students.
Similar letters were reportedly mailed to middle and high schools in Taejon on May 6 and 7.
S. Korean rulers' attempt to suppress trade unions flayed
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- The South Korean authorities declared some days ago that, if the South Korean Confederation of Trade Unions goes on a second round of general strike, they would take a legal action against all members of the leadership of the confederation as well as those trade unions that participate in the strike so as to powerfully counter it.
It is too natural that the confederation declared a general strike again at a press conference held at Myongdong Cathedral in Seoul a few days ago, observes Rodong Sinmun in a commentary today.
Far from gratifying the justifiable demands of the workers who rose up in strikes in protest against the murderous restructuring and lay-off, the South Korean authorities have been resorting to double-tactics of suppression and appeasement and deception, the paper says, and goes on: It is an ulterior intention of the South Korean authorities to suppress and stamp out the labour movement behind the signboard of dialogue and negotiation.
Suppression, appeasement and deception can never go down with the awakened workers.
The harsher the South Korean authorities' repression of the labour movement may be, the stronger the united struggle of the enraged workers will be.
Nuclear war plan disclosed
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun today carries a commentary on the recently disclosed U.S. operational plan for nuclear attack on Korea and China, which was mapped out just after the Korean War in 1953.
The plan was found among files of plans and telegraphic messages on top secret operations of the U.S. far eastern headquarters at the U.S. national archives, notes the paper, and says: This projected operation, divided into three phases, envisaged the use of the then newly-developed nuclear shells as well as of nuclear bombs of the same type with those dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The fact shows that the United States made it a fait accompli to unleash a nuclear war in Korea and has carefully stepped up its preparations from long ago. It also proves that their loudmouthed nuclear suspicion of the DPRK is intended to create a pretext for provoking such war in the Korean peninsula and its surroundings.
The U.S. had better behave properly after clearly seeing the consequences to be entailed by its nuclear war moves, the commentary warns.
Protest by S. Korean stock breeding cooperatives
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- Chiefs of stock breeding cooperatives of South Korea sent the chief executive a document protesting at the authorities' coercive merger of cooperatives, according to a news report.
The letter said that the merger of cooperatives is an undemocratic action unilaterally taken by the authorities to the exclusion of stock breeders, which increases their uneasiness and complaints about the government's instigating abandonment and collapse of stock breeding.
It said the merger of cooperatives will aggravate the hard situation of stock breeding and accelerate the destruction of stock farmers' families. It demanded an immediate end to it.
Dangerous Japan-S. Korea military tie-up
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- An emergency liaison system between the authorities of defense of Japan and South Korea was established and has begun to operate from last Thursday, which is another military measure to strengthen their system of conspiracy and cooperation, Minju Joson in a commentary today says this, and goes on: Through the emergency liaison system, the Japanese reactionaries and the South Korean ruling quarters are going to exchange military information including our military movement and situation so as to complete preparations for a war against the north.
The new legislation on the Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation Guidelines is a war document for emergency in the Korean peninsula.
Under the emergency liaison system the Japanese reactionaries can exchange information about the DPRK with the South Korean rulers and are ready to immediately join in a war in case the U.S. unleashes it in Korea.
It is a great mistake if the Japanese reactionaries and the South Korean rulers try to gain something by strengthening the system of cooperation against the DPRK, actively following the U.S. policy of aggression against the DPRK.
S. Korean ruler's piffle about people's sentiments
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- The South Korean present chief executive, talking about people's sentiments, preposterously alleged that unconverted long-term prisoners should be exchanged for some people and went the length of calling them north-sent spies released from prison and security offenders.
In this regard the defectors to the North Korea said the South Korean authorities are doing so with a view to blocking the repatriation of the unconverted long-term prisoners to the north.
Ri Chang Yong, 56, who is living in Sariwon city, North Hwanghae Province, said that the South Korean ruler's utterances about north-sent spies released from prison and security offenders show their premeditated anti-north smear campaign to use their release and repatriation for an impure political aim.
He continued: It is nonsensical that the present chief executive said as if the South Korean people were refusing the repatriation of the unconverted long-term prisoners.
South Korean people are unanimous in calling for the stop to the suppression and persecution of those prisoners and sending them back to the North Korea.
Pak Hui Min, 52, living in Hwangju county, North Hwanghae Province, said: People's sentiments on the lips of the South Korean present chief executive is a clumsy drama designed to turn their ever mounting aspiration for communism and the north into confrontation with the north.
He is carrying on a new smear campaign in a criminal attempt to cover up the reality of South Korea, the worst graveyard of human rights, and avoid the repatriation of the unconverted long-term prisoners.
Kim Jong Hyon, 45, living in Unpha county, North Hwanghae Province, said that there are in South Korea many unconverted long-term prisoners who have been put into prison for scores of years for their refusal to give up their faith and conscience.
There is the world's longest-term prisoner in South Korea, he stated. This is a living proof that South Korean society is a dark fascist society where injustice tramples underfoot justice, treachery violates patriotism and the vice rules the good, and an area where human rights are abused.
The defectors said the South Korean authorities must stop at once the despicable smear campaign to block the repatriation of the unconverted long-term prisoners and send them back without delay to the North Korea where their families are awaiting them.
WFP donor mission leaves
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- A donor mission of the World Food Programme led by Tun Myat, director of the resources and external relations division of the WFP, left here today by plane.
During its stay in Korea, leading officials of organs concerned met it and expressed thanks to the international community for rendering humanitarian assistance to the Korean people who have been suffering from years of natural disasters and exchanged views with it on a series of matters arising in continuing assistance.
It also toured food for work projects, nurseries, kindergartens, hospitals and houses in north hwanghae province and north and south Hamgyong provinces and recognized that assistance given by the international community up to date has proved effective and it is necessary to continue international aid in the future, too.
U.S. working delegation will visit DPRK
Pyongyang, May 11 (KCNA) -- The Foreign Ministry of the DPRK invited a U.S. working delegation led by Joel Wit, deputy director of the office of Korean affairs of the bureau for East Asia and Pacific affairs of the U.S. State Department, to visit a tunnel in Kumchang-ri, Taegwan county, North Phyongan Province.
It will arrive in the DPRK on May 18 and begin its visit to the tunnel from the 20th.