Bush's remarks under fire
Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- Some time ago Bush told the lie that the U.S. wants to have dialogue with the DPRK, but the latter has not responded to it and said this or that about what the Korean people value more than their lives.
Commenting on his remarks, Minju Joson (paper of government)today says:
His remarks prove that he does not know any elementary etiquette and has no common sense as a statesman, not to speak of a head of state. The DPRK, therefore, cannot but take a very serious view of them.
The DPRK-U.S. relations have been cooled down again and the DPRK-U.S. dialogue came to a stalemate. All this is attributable to the vicious hostile policy of the Bush administration toward the DPRK.
The "resumption" of the bilateral dialogue proposed by the bush administration in June is, in essence, a product of a sinister purpose to shift the responsibility for the rupture of dialogue onto the DPRK, not for the resumption of dialogue.
Now that the U.S. tries to disarm the DPRK, while persistently pursuing the hostile policy toward the DPRK, the DPRK is not interested in any dialogue and improvement of relations with the U.S.
The DPRK cannot remain a passive onlooker to the anti-DPRK behavior of the Bush administration which has no political sense.
The DPRK is an independent country where the leader, the party and the people form a harmonious whole. The people and army of the DPRK never tolerate any attempt to do harm to it. They hardly repress indignation at Bush's remarks. They are determined to make him pay dearly for his remarks.
The Bush administration should make a sincere apology to the Korean people for Bush's reckless remarks and adopt at least the same stand as taken by the preceding administration in its last period.
Only then will an atmosphere for unbiased DPRK-U.S. dialogue be created.
The DPRK will follow the future attitude of the bush administration.
KCNA on U.S. contradictory and shameless@argument
Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- The United States is insisting on its very contradictory and shameless argument about the issue of resuming the DPRK-U.S. dialogue.
U.S. ambassador to South Korea Harvard in a seminar held on October 23 expressed his contradictory stand, when he once again clamored for the issue of the reduction of the conventional armed forces of the DPRK, while asserting that U.S. is ready to respond to the dialogue with the north without any precondition.
Explaining the reason, he argued that the DPRK's conventional armed forces are a threat to the U.S. forces present in South Korea.
Was this prompted by his ignorance or a premeditated plot?
One cannot interpret this otherwise than a plot.
The DPRK's conventional armed forces are means for self-defence to defend peace from the reckless war moves of the U.S. and its followers.
The U.S. proposed to discuss the issue of the reduction of armed forces for self-defence hardly acceptable to the other party which is technically at war with it.
This is little short of provoking its dialogue partner in a bid to torpedo it after spreading the story that it proposed to resume the dialogue.
What the U.S. seeks is to convince the international community that the DPRK-U.S. dialogue is not resumed because the DPRK refuses the dialogue.
This is a very trite method unbecoming for the U.S. styling itself a "superpower".
It is the DPRK's stand to develop relations with the U.S. too. But it is a serious miscalculation if the U.S. thinks the DPRK will accept the proposal for the dialogue aimed to disarm it.
The DPRK explicitly states once again that it will further increase its capability for self-defence to wipe out the U.S. and its followers at one swoop if they dare ignite a war.
If the DPRK's conventional armed forces are a threat to the U.S. forces present in South Korea, the problem will be solved when they pull out of South Korea. The half century-long history proves that the U.S. forces' presence in South Korea is a cancer-like threat to the peace on the Korean peninsula and the stability in northeast Asia.
It is the typical U.S. gangster-like logic that its aggressor forces that keep half of the land of other country under its occupation are "deterrent forces" while the DPRK's forces for self-defence are a "threat" to them.
The U.S. is well advised to clearly understand that the DPRK is not a party that will accept such logic.
Kim Yong Nam meets Thai youth delegation
Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, President of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and conversed with the Thai government delegation of officials responsible for youth affairs headed by Krasae Chanawongse who is minister to the prime minister's office responsible for youth affairs, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall yesterday.
The head of the delegation said that during his stay here he learned a lot, adding that leader Kim Jong Il is successfully carrying forward the revolutionary cause of President Kim Il Sung.
The DPRK is pursuing the peculiar army-first politics, putting the army forward as the driving force for national development, he noted, and continued: Thailand hopes that Korea would be reunified at an early date free from interference of foreign forces.
He said he would make every effort to boost the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries.
Wreaths laid before Friendship Tower
Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- Wreaths were laid before the Friendship Tower yesterday on the occasion of the 51st anniversary of the Chinese People's Volunteers' entry into the Korean front.
Present at the wreath-laying ceremony were Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, and officials concerned.
Chinese ambassador to the DPRK Wang Guozhang was also present there.
A wreath was laid before the tower in the joint name of the Workers' Party of Korea Central Committee, the DPRK SPA Presidium and the DPRK cabinet.
Wreaths were also laid before it in the name of the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of People's Security, the Ministry of Foreign Trade and the Ministry of Culture, in the joint name of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and the central committee of the Korea-China Friendship Association and in the joint name of the Pyongyang City Committee of the WPK and the Pyongyang City People's Committee.
Working people in the city laid bouquets and flowers before the tower.
That day the WPK Pyongyang city committee, the Pyongyang City People's Committee, the Hyongjesan district, Pyongyang, committee of the WPK, the Hyongjesan District People's Committee, working people's organizations and Korean People's Army units laid wreaths in the cemetery of fallen fighters of the CPV in Hyongjesan district.
Meanwhile, wreaths were laid in the cemeteries of CPV fallen fighters in Hoechang and Kaesong.
The Chinese embassy here and the central committee of the Association of Chinese Residents in Korea laid wreaths at the friendship tower and in the cemetery of CPV fallen fighters in Hyongjesan district, Pyongyang.
Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- Korea, called the land of golden tapestry, has many beauty spots, including Rimyongsu falls in Rimyongsu, Samjiyon county, Ryanggang province.
The waterfall, 15m high and 27m wide, was formed after being covered with the thick whinstone that erupted in the late third period or the early fourth period of the cenozoic era.
The underground water, flowing through the cracks of whinstone, comes out and reaches the rock face to become a waterfall.
There are five main streams and between them are a number of smaller falls. The falling water raises a great spray as it clashes against the rocks below.
The waterfalls, like many falls with multiple streams, show a peculiar and colourful scene blending in with the black rocks revealed between the streams, the clear lake under the falls and the surrounding forests in every season.
The area is garbed in azaleas in spring, green forests in summer and golden leaves in autumn. On clear days, water drops spring out, forming a rainbow by reflecting the sunlight. In winter, the falls are frozen but some streams continue to flow between the icicles. Water coming out from underground meets the cold air and turns into mist which forms into frost on the surrounding trees. It provides scenery rarely seen elsewhere.
The falls are protected as a living monument for their beauty.
Above the falls is a pavilion, and nearby are camping sites where President Kim Il Sung stayed when he marched into the homeland leading the main force of the Korean People's Revolutionary Army in May Juche 28 (1939).
Confidence building called for
Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- Deliberate acts of putting brakes on the implementation of the points agreed upon at the fifth inter-Korean ministerial talks are reported from South Korea.
In this regard Minju Joson says in a signed commentary today:
If the north-south relations are to improve, it is necessary to drop the conception of confrontation and create an atmosphere of reconciliation and unity.
The south side put the whole of South Korea in a horrifying "atmosphere of emergency alert" under the pretext of happings abroad. It is shipping many fighter planes from the U.S. under the pretext of filling up the "military vacuum," thus escalating tensions.
Under the situation where tensions are increasing and there is the danger of war it is impossible to smoothly conduct dialogue.
This is a serious lesson left by north-south dialogues held in the past.
The racket of confrontation with the north will not only bar the north and the south from trusting and getting reconciled with each other but escalate the tensions and bring a national disaster.
With nothing can the south side exculpate itself from the blame for having spoilt the atmosphere of dialogue and exchange.
The north has already put forward proposals for successfully carrying out the north-south dialogue and the exchange of visiting groups.
If the south side sincerely values the spirit of the north-south joint declaration and has a will to improve the inter-Korean relations, it should respond to the north's just call at an early date.
Paper calls for strengthening military force
Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article stresses the need to strengthen one's own military force.
If a country has not its own powerful military force, its people cannot discharge their responsibility and role as an independent driving force for the revolution and construction nor preserve the Juche character and national identity.
The independent development of a country cannot be achieved without its own military force, the paper says, and goes on:
Independence of the popular masses is guaranteed by military force. Powerful military force is able to defend independence. The people with weak military force may be conquered by aggressor forces and reduced to slavery.
There can be no independence apart from military force.
Military force is also needed for defending the independence already achieved.
The present international situation makes it incumbent upon the revolutionary party and people to build up their own military force more firmly than ever before.
After the end of the cold war the imperialists are resorting to arbitrariness in the international arena to model the world order to their pleasure. they use a military offensive if their brigandish demands are not met.
That is why the countries and nations which value independence should build military force strong enough to cope with any aggression by the imperialists. so do small countries. this is proven through a lesson of history and the present reality.
Revolutionary parties and peoples and small nations should make every effort to have their own powerful military force.
First of all, they should build and develop an independent national defence industry so that they may provide against any military situation on their own initiative and frustrate and defeat the imperialists' invasion with counter-attack.
In particular, they should concentrate on developing science and technology, which helps arm their army and people with sophisticated weapons and defend the sovereignty of their country creditably.
And they should have powerful military means for defence and offensive.
So justifiable are the DPRK policy of attaching importance to military affairs, the line and principle of building the self-defensive revolutionary armed forces and the Korean way of military counter-action.
When the revolutionary parties and peoples build powerful military force, the imperialists dare not commit aggression and war against them.
New porous silicon infrared detecting element
Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- Korean scientists and technicians in the field of electronic industry have established the process of making a porous silicon infrared detecting element.
The detecting element is made through the simple process of anodic oxidization, not going through the complicated process of semiconductor production.
As it is based on material Si, not such expensive materials as Bi, Te, Ge, the cost price is cheap and quality exponential coefficient is 5-10 times that of the former thermal material.
The melting point of Si is 1,450 degrees celsius. It has a great advantage as a thermal sensing element.
The wide application of porous silicon infrared detecting element helps settle technological problems so satisfactorily that it is of great significance in different sectors (temperature and infrared light measurement) of the national economy.
Paper calls for holding higher banner@of national independence
Pyongyang, October 26 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article calls for holding higher the banner of national independence to achieve national reunification.
Through the efforts made in a little over one year since the adoption of the historic June 15 North-South Joint Declaration, the Korean nation is convinced that the banner of national independence is a great banner the Korean people in the north and south should always raise high in their struggle for national reunification, the article says, and continues:
The national reunification promises national dignity, honor, development and prosperity.
In order to reunify the country and demonstrate the national dignity and honor to the world it is necessary to continue holding aloft the banner of national independence.
The U.S. imperialists, the author of Korea's division are resorting to vicious anti-DPRK, anti-reunification moves in a bid to keep the Korean nation divided and fish in troubled waters.
The fiction of the "missile threat" from someone peddled by the bush administration is aimed to cool down the favorably developing inter-Korean relations and egg anti-reunification elements in South Korea on to dampen the desire for independent reunification.
The right-wing conservatives of South Korea have also become ever more undisguised in their moves against reunification.
Taking advantage of the tense situation created after the incident in the U.S. in September, they are openly opting for escalating confrontation and tensions.
The prevailing situation calls on the Korean nation to hold the banner of national independence higher than ever before.
It should frustrate the moves of the outsiders and anti-reunification forces under the banner of national independence.
Now is the time for the whole Korean nation to intensify the movement for reunification under the uplifted banner of national reunification. Every Korean who loves the country and nation should turn out in the sacred struggle for independent reunification, regardless of ideology and system, political view and religion and fulfil his responsibility and role as part of the driving force of the movement for reunification.
Those with strength devoting their strength, those with knowledge giving their knowledge, those with money donating their money, all should make a tangible contribution to the struggle for national reunification.
It is a way for the nation to survive and achieve reunification to hold high the banner of national independence.
All the Koreans in the north and the south and abroad should wage a vigorous struggle for the implementation of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration under the uplifted banner of national independence and thus bring earlier the day of independent reunification.