U.S. projected construction of missile base under fire
Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- The United States is zealously pushing forward the Missile Defense system (MD) as evidenced by its plan to build an interceptor missile base in Alaska state.
In this regard Rodong Sinmun today carries a signed commentary.
By getting frantic in its moves to realize MD the U.S. seeks to put into practice with military strength its ambition for world domination at any cost in the 21st century.
Its strategic aim sought in MD is to contain other countries by holding an unchallenged nuclear and missile edge and establish its domination over the world.
This will upset the world strategic equilibrium, spark a new arms race and militarize the space and bring greater nuclear holocaust to humankind.
It is preposterous for the U.S. to talk about the non-existent "missile threat" from the DPRK to justify MD.
The U.S. keeps more than 100,000 troops in East Asia including South Korea and Japan, while watching for a chance to stifle the DPRK with nuclear weapons and all types of missiles whose destructive power is hundreds of times that of the A-bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
The U.S. reckless MD may bring unpredictable damage and consequences to the Asia-Pacific region.
National youth science and technology exhibition opens
Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- A national youth science and technology exhibition was opened in the three- revolution exhibition on the occasion of the day of youth.
On display there are at least 8,700 excellent inventions and technical innovation proposals and products of over 5,570 varieties including over 350 it products.
An opening ceremony was held on august 23.
Present at the ceremony were secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea Kim Jung Rin, president of the Academy of Sciences Ri Kwang Ho and others.
Document on mass killings in Rogun-ri opened to public
Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- A document of the U.S. government's side has been recently opened to the public, Seoul-based MBC reported. It proves mass killings committed by the U.S. imperialist aggressors in Rogun-ri, Yongdong county, North Chungchong Province, South Korea, during the Korean War.
The document says that the U.S. air force made a strafing at Rogun-ri area for two days from July 26, 1950.
This document which was opened to the public by reporters of AP which was the first to report about the Rogun-ri case, refuted the results of the final investigation of the U.S. forces side that there was no aerial attack on Rogun-ri in those days. This once again proves victims' testimonies that refugees there were strafed in those days were truth.
Papers on joint military drill in S. Korea
Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- Papers here today carry commentaries on the "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercise against the DPRK staged by the U.S. imperialists and the South Korean warmongers.
The military exercise is a test and preliminary war for invasion of the north in its character, programme and scale, Rodong Sinmun in a signed commentary says, and goes on:
We cannot but take a serious view of all sorts of military drills against the DPRK staged by the South Korean military authorities together with the U.S. to cool down the nation's desire for reunification and incite confrontation and war against the DPRK.
This is a premeditated crime to make a provocation against the north and block the implementation of the June 15 joint declaration.
It is a concentrated expression of their criminal ambition to bring the north-south relations back to a state of confrontation which was before the adoption of the joint declaration and, furthermore, to harm the north in collusion with the U.S. imperialists.
The foolish act of hampering national reconciliation and reunification and levelling guns at the fellow countrymen in defiance of the spirit of the north-south joint declaration can be done only by those traitors and warmongers who do not want the development of the north-south relations and the reunification of the country and depend on the foreign forces.
It is our firm will to drive the U.S. aggression troops out of South Korea and reunify the country independently and peacefully with the united efforts of the north and the south.
We declare once again that from the viewpoint of our important mission for the country and the nation we will never allow the aggressive foreign forces and the traitors to harm us in league with them.
Minju Joson says that the South Korean warmongers should know that their joining in the U.S. imperialists' moves for a war of aggression on the north precipitates their self-destruction.
Guideline on youth movement
Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- It is five years since leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "Let Us Exalt the Brilliance of Comrade Kim Il Sung's Idea on the Youth Movement and the Achievements Made under His Leadership" was published.
The work serves as an important guideline on the direction and way of the youth movement at present. It has great attraction for the profundity and universality of its idea and theory. It was widely disseminated to various countries of the world through foreign publications in the past five years.
During the years over 150 mass media of tens of countries including People's Daily and the Xinhua News Agency of China, the Russian newspaper Patriot, Itar-Tass and the Egyptian newspaper Egyptian Gazette carried the full text or gist of the work and articles explaining it.
It was published in booklet by the Paleya Publishing House of Russia, the Abers Publishing House of Ukraine and the Everest Publishing House of India and in bulletin by the British group for the study of the Juche idea and works of comrade Kim Jong Il.
Meanwhile, study, dissemination and seminars on the work were held with the attendance of senior party and government officials, representatives of international organizations and influential personages in more than 40 countries including Pakistan, Togo, Zimbabwe, Angola and Bulgaria on over 100 occasions.
Rodong Sinmun on June 15 North-South Joint Declaration
Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- The June 15 North-South Joint Declaration which the north and the south agreed upon and published is a landmark for national reunification which should be held fast to by all the fellow countrymen to achieve reconciliation, unity and reunification of the nation, says Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article.
Korea's reunification is a cause of the Korean nation to take back national sovereignty usurped by the foreign forces and achieve national reconciliation and unity between the north and the south, the article notes, and continues:
The Korean nation is responsible for settling the issue as it is related to its own destiny.
The Korean nation is capable of carrying out the cause. No outside forces can replace the nation in its struggle for reunification. That is why the north-south joint declaration clearly states that the reunification issue should be settled independently by the concerted efforts of the nation.
A basic way of solving most smoothly and peacefully the issue of national reunification is to reunify the country by federal formula.
The declaration serves as a landmark for the independent reunification of the nation in the new century because it clarifies the formula reflecting the specific reality of the country as a way of reunification.
The declaration also calls for solving humanitarian issues, developing national economy in a balanced way and invigorating multi-faceted cooperation and exchange between the north and the south.
The June 15 North-South Joint Declaration serves as a banner for reunification and a landmark common to the nation which all the fellow countrymen should hold fast to achieve national reconciliation, unity and reunification.
Japan criticized for seeking revival of "imperial" state
Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- The South Korean magazine Sisa Jyonol criticized Japan for seeking to revive the "Imperial" state.
Not content with the distortion of history textbooks, the Japanese authorities are keen to turn Japan more rightwing, the magazine said, and went on:
The last target of the Japanese authorities is to revive the "Imperial" state of Japan and arm it with nuclear weapons.
The liberal democratic party and rightwing organizations and the press are making desperate efforts to hit the target.
The magazine urged Japan to stop its move to turn it rightwing and revive militarism.
Revolutionary opera "Sea of Blood" 30 years old
Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- 30 years have passed since the premiere of the revolutionary opera "Sea of Blood" (Phibada) was given at the Pyongyang Grand Theatre in July Juche 60 (1971) in the presence of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il.
In August of the same year Kim Jong Il said that the application of Pangchang to the revolutionary opera "Sea of Blood" was a great discovery as it broke with the outdated style of opera and developed Juche-based opera to meet the need of the era.
Noting that the opera is a masterpiece not because of its big scale but because of its rich and profound content, he highly praised actors and actresses for their truthful representation and successful singing.
The opera has so far been staged more than 1,500 times to evoke a lively response among audiences at home and abroad.
The opera was adapted from Kim Il Sung's immortal classical masterpiece "Sea of Blood" created in the period of the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle in reflection of realities in Korea at that time.
The drama "Sea of Blood" was presented on makeshift stages in the 1930s. Deeply touched to see the performance, many Koreans turned out in the struggle against the Japanese imperialists.
It was Kim Jong Il who discovered the original work of "Sea of Blood" and developed it as a model revolutionary opera.
He set it as the germ of the idea of the opera to turn the victims to the bloody repression into brave fighters and provided meticulous guidance to the creation of the opera.
The revolutionary opera "Sea of Blood" was thus completed in a matter of months.
Stanzaic songs, Pangchang, dances and successive three-dimensional stage decor were introduced to the opera quite different from the preceding operas.
The revolutionary opera "Sea of Blood" opened a new history of creation of genuine operas.
The subsequent period witnessed the creation and performance of a series of other "Sea of Blood" style operas in the DPRK.
Anachronistic U.S.-toeing policy under fire
Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- DPRK foreign minister Paek Nam Sun sent a congratulatory message to Kamal Kharrazi on his reappointment as foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Expressing the belief that the friendly relations between the two countries would grow stronger in the interests of the peoples of the two countries, the message wished him greater success in his work.