Kim Jong Il inspects army unit

    Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il inspected Kum Song lifeguard unit no. 776 of the Korean People's Army on Monday.
    He was accompanied by director of the KPA general political department Jo Myong Rok, chief of the KPA general staff Kim Yong Chun, and staff members of the supreme command of the KPA.
    After receiving a salute, he climbed up the hill and watched soldiers in training.
    He noted with great satisfaction that all the soldiers had grown to be invincible fighters able to defeat the attack of any formidable enemy at one stroke. He gave the unit important tasks to increase its fighting efficiency.
    He then looked round the education room, bedroom, fish pond, swimming pool and other entertainment, educational and logistic facilities of the unit. He highly praised the unit's soldiers for having made enormous achievements in strengthening the combat capacity of the unit and providing the soldiers with better living conditions.
    He learned about all problems in the management of the unit such as television watching, plan of the use of the swimming pool, heating of the bedroom and organisation of sideline production, and solved all the problems.
    If the unit makes good use of the logistic bases, it can benefit from them greatly, he said, and called for increasing the production of vegetables and breeding the fast-growing, nutritious tropical catfish extensively so that the soldiers may be supplied with enough fresh vegetables and fresh-water fish all the year round.
    He gave the officers and men of the unit a pair of binoculars and an automatic rifle as gifts, in the belief that they would always display the honor of guards in the van of the advancing ranks.
    He had a picture taken with them.

Gift to Kim Jong Il from Chinese magazine

    Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a gift from "Qiu Shi," a magazine of China.
    Editor-in-chief Dai Zhou, head of the delegation of "Qiu Shi," political and theoretical magazine of the Communist Party of China central committee now on a visit to Korea, handed it to Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the Central Committee of the Worker's Party of Korea.

DPRK ambassador to Cambodia appointed

    Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Nam was appointed as DPRK Ambassador E.P. to Cambodia.

Kim Yong Nam meets Roger Clinton

    Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, President of the presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, met and had a talk with U.S. pop singer Roger Clinton and his party at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
    Present there was Ri Jong Hyok, vice-chairman of the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee.
    Roger Clinton said that it was an honor for him to visit Korea, expressing the belief that the visit would contribute to the improvement of the relations between the two countries.

Gift to Kim Jong Il from Roger Clinton

   Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a gift from U.S. pop singer Roger Clinton on a visit to Korea.
    He handed it to Kim Yong Sun, chairman of the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee.

Roger Clinton and his party feted

   Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- The Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee (KAPPC) gave a reception for U.S. pop-singer Roger Clinton and his party on a visit to the DPRK at the Mokran House on Monday evening.
    Present there were chairman Kim Yong Sun and vice-chairman Ri Jong Hyok of the KAPPC, vice-Minister of Culture Song Sok Hwan and other officials concerned.
    Vice-chairman Ri Jong Hyok in his speech said Roger Clinton has staged music and conducted social activities, adding that he is well known among the pop-music circles for presenting many lively and optimistic songs in different countries and regions of the world.
    Noting that Roger Clinton and his party gave a successful performance in Pyongyang, he hoped that they would find their stay in Korea pleasant and joyful.
    Roger Clinton in his speech expressed thanks to General Secretary Kim Jong Il and the KAPPC and the Korean people for providing him with an opportunity to visit the DPRK and give a performance.
    He said the performance tour this time offered an important occasion, adding that all of them should make positive efforts for peace in the future, too.
    An art performance was given during the reception.

Building of fair world information order called for

    Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- The DPRK representative made a speech on Nov. 17 when information was under discussion at the 54th UN General Assembly session. He called for establishing a fair world information order to realize humankind's desire to build a new peaceful and prosperous world.
    Any acts of encroaching upon sovereignty and interfering in internal affairs of other countries by use of information media should not be allowed to establish a new more fair and effective information order, he noted, and went on:
    Now some countries are monopolizing modern information media and using them to impose their view of ideological and cultural value upon other countries. The UN should pay a special attention to information so that it may serve the purpose of promoting understanding and reconciliation among nations, strengthening friendly and cooperative bonds among countries and putting spurs to worldwide progress.
    It is necessary to increase the information capacity of the developing countries to enable all countries to conduct information activities on an equal footing and ensure impartiality and objectivity in activities of the UN, the UN Information Department in particular.
    The UN and its specialized organizations should pay a due attention to updating and modernizing information infrastructure of the developing countries and increase fund allocation for this field.
    UN information activities should be conducted not for one country only but for all UN member states, he noted, adding that there can be trust in the UN only when their objectivity and impartiality are strictly observed.

KCTU declares overall struggle

    Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- The South Korean Confederation of Trade Unions issued a statement on December 3 against business groups' scheme to stop wage payment to trade union cadres, according to a radio report from Seoul.
    Saying that their scheme is aimed to weaken the trade unions, the confederation in the statement declared that it would launch an overall struggle against employers unless the business groups make official apology.

Korean books presented to Nepal

    Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- A ceremony of presenting Korean books was held at Kapila English School in Katmandu, Nepal, on December 1.
    At the ceremony, vol. 6 of the anti-Japanese revolution, part 1 of the President Kim Il Sung's reminiscences "With the Century", brief biography of General Secretary Kim Jong Il's revolutionary activities and other Korean books were presented to the school.
    Present at the ceremony were teachers and pupils of the school, the DPRK ambassador to Nepal and other officials of the embassy.

Popular garment factory

    Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- The Songchongang Garment Factory in Hamhung is increasing its production of good-quality garments these days. Every year this factory produces different kinds of garments including padded overcoat, shirt and vest, each of them numbering over hundreds of thousands of suits.
    The factory situated in Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province, is one of the leading factories under the Korea Unha General Trading Corporation. It has a 25-year-long history.
    This large factory is equipped with tens of kinds of modern facilities necessary for garment making.
    Its productive and technical potentialities are very great. For example, most of the employees of the factory are graduates from universities and colleges in this domain and from its school for skilled workers. So, technical requirements of all the production processes are fully met.
    The products of this factory have been exported to tens of countries including Japan, Russia, Germany, Canada, France and Britain. Overcoats padded with duck-feather which are produced in the factory are very popular in markets of southeast Asian countries in recent years.
    This year alone, the factory made garments on orders of companies of 10 odd countries.

Missiles to be deployed in S. Korean "navy"

    Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- The South Korean authorities Sunday announced that 200 U.S.-made ship to air missiles "Standard" with a range of 150 km and the same number of missiles "Ram" with a range of 10 km would be deployed in the "navy" next year, according to a radio report from Seoul.
    They said that mass destruction weapons would be introduced to be mounted on new type advanced destroyers, arguing that ship to air missiles possessed by the "navy" have "weak air defence capability because of short firing range".
    The South Korean authorities' plan to introduce lots of mass destruction weapons at a time when the public opinion at home and abroad is denouncing their moves to develop long-range missiles lays bare their anti-national nature.

Moves to strengthen tripartite military alliance

    Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- The United States, Japan and South Korea have come in for strong criticism by Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article for further strengthening the tripartite military alliance, the NATO of Asian version.
    Warning against the danger of these moves, the article calls for decisively reacting to them.
    It goes on:
    The U.S., Japan and South Korea are strengthening their military alliance, while escalating war exercises. This is aimed to ignite a war of aggression when a chance presents itself in that course.
    Through the close military links with the NATO the United States, Japan and South Korea are introducing NATO-style relations of military alliance and its principles of aggression.
    The strengthened military alliance and its aggressive moves are bringing a great danger to Asia.
    The alliance is not targeted at the Korean peninsula only.
    Underlying the strengthened military alliance is the U.S. strategy for domination.
    It is the calculation of the United States that it can dominate the whole world if it retains a hold on the Asia-Pacific region and Europe.
    By making air strikes against Yugoslavia with the NATO involved, the United States paved the sure way for the expansion of the NATO, the main force in dominating Europe.
    Its next task is to deal with the Asia-Pacific region where there are big powers.
    The United States' control over this region through the tripartite military alliance would be little short of dominating the whole world.
    Therefore, it is a vital issue for the peoples in the region to frustrate the moves to boost the military alliance and its aggressive moves.
    Only when the people maintain a sharp vigilance against these moves and decisively torpedo them is it possible to defend peace and stability in Asia and the rest of the world.

GIs' massacres denounced

    Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- Rallies are going on at industrial establishments and on co-op farms in the DPRK to support and encourage the just and patriotic struggle of the South Korean people against GIs' massacres committed during the Korean War.
    At the rallies held at the iron workshop of the Hwanghae Iron and Steel Complex, the Mangyongdae Aeguk Aluminium Sash Factory and the Chongjong co-op farm, Chongdan county, South Hwanghae Province, etc, speakers noted that the South Korean people's anti-U.S. struggle gaining momentum following the disclosure of the massacre in Rogun-ri is a righteous and just struggle to make the U.S. pay for the blood shed by our fellow countrymen when they were brutally killed by GIs and win back the dignity and sovereignty of the nation.
    The rallies vehemently denounced the thrice-cursed barbarities committed by the U.S. and stressed that it was the only way of giving vent to the deep grudge of the Korean people to take a merciless revenge upon them.

U.S. far-fetched assertion

    Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- U.S. Secretary of Defense Cohen reportedly revealed at the Defense Ministers' meeting of NATO on December 2 that the U.S. is promoting the creation of "National Missile Defense" system.
    He said without hesitation that the plan to establish a criminal "National Missile Defense" system is to "counter the long-range missile system of North Korea."
    The "missile threat" of the north has not existed and will not exist in the future, too.
    This far-fetched assertion was faked up purposefully and intentionally by the U.S. warmongers to push ahead openly and legally with the establishment of "National Missile Defense" system, "Theatre Missile Defense" system, which is a new plan for forestalling attack by missiles under the pretext of the "missile threat from the DPRK."

U.S. urged to properly judge Koreans' will

    Pyongyang, December 7 (KCNA) -- Pak Song Un, deputy chief of the Pyongyang mission of the National Democratic Front of South Korea, released an article after visiting "Pueblo", an armed spy ship of the U.S. anchored in Taedong River for public visit.
    The article said:
    "Pueblo" was captured by navymen of the Korean People's Army on January 23, 1968, for espionage after infiltrating into waters near Wonsan on the east coast of Korea.
    As soon as the spy ship was captured, the U.S. mobilized aircraft carriers, warships and planes and threatened not to rule out even the use of nuclear weapons if the ship was not returned. Meanwhile, it requested other socialist countries to put political and diplomatic pressure upon the DPRK.
    The north immediately proclaimed a semi-war state following the megaton-class declaration of the President Kim Il Sung that it will return retaliation for "retaliation", all-out war for all-out war and stated that it would seriously deal with all captives without mercy in accordance with its law, if the U.S. failed to properly behave.
    11 months after the incident occurred, the U.S. had no option but to fully admit the ship's infiltration into the territorial waters of the north and apologize for it before the world and hastily sign a letter of apology giving assurances that it will not happen again before receiving a dead body and 82 crew expelled by the north.
    The ship and all the electronic spying equipment and secret documents were seized.
    "Pueblo" is an epitome of disgraceful defeat the U.S. suffered in its aggression against the north and a symbol of severe punishment meted out to the U.S., a judgement recorded in the history of Juche Korea which has won victory after victory holding in high esteem President Kim Il Sung, the sun of the nation.
    Seeing the miserable fate of the "Pueblo" anchored in front of the monument to the sinking of the U.S. pirate ship "General Sherman", visitors clearly realize the rare practical ability of Marshal Kim Jong Il as a famous commander of Mt. Paektu who does anything without fail, once determined.
    If the U.S. repeat the second or third "Pueblo" incident or ignite a war to invade the north, it will turn all places on the earth where they are entrenched into yankees' graves and exhibition grounds of U.S.-made weapons. This is a stern warning served by Kim Jong Il's Korea.
    Today when it has become a stark reality that nowhere on the earth can the U.S. ever escape from strikes of armed forces of the north which are fully prepared politically, ideologically and in military technique under the guidance of the ever-victorious iron-willed Marshal Kim Jong Il, it should properly judge the will of the north that brought the "Pueblo" to Taedong River.