KCNA assails GNP's fuss about suspected secret financial aid to north

    Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- Anti-reunification elements of the South Korean Grand National Party are making much ado about "suspected secret aid worth 400 million U.S. dollars to the north." The GNP representative called a press conference on Sept. 26 at which he absurdly claimed that the present South Korean authorities sent 400 million U.S. dollars to the north in secrecy for the north-south summit talks. He made malignant accusations against the north, terming the alleged offer of fund an "enemy-benefiting act" and "support for the north's efforts to increase its combat power."
    Circulated at a plenary meeting of the GNP held on. Sept. 27 was a resolution containing the provocative sentence that the recent case proved that "the reunification issue was reduced to mean bribery."
    With this as a momentum the GNP motley crew kicked off a ruckus over the "suspicion" as if something shocking had happened.
    This is nothing but a ridiculous burlesque.
    The farce is, in a nutshell, a carefully orchestrated operation to defeat its rival by accusing it of an "enemy-benefiting" act with the presidential election at hand.
    This row can never be tolerated as it is a thrice-cursed criminal act intended to ditch the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration, a landmark of national reunification.
    As known to all, the GNP anti-reunification elements have opposed the historic joint declaration ever since its publication, always displeased with the process to improve the inter-Korean relations.
    The inter-Korean relations are rapidly turning favorable for reconciliation and cooperation as the joint declaration is demonstrating its great validity. The GNP views this development as a happening quite unfavorable for its presidential campaign.
    Therefore, they felt an urgent need to orchestrate a "shocking incident" to ditch the joint declaration and freeze the north-south relations.
    Hence, the GNP dreamed up the farce "suspected secret financial aid to the north" and orchestrated it.
    The DPRK can never overlook the GNP's foolish burlesque as it has been keen on cooling the inter-Korean relations whenever there was a sign of their improvement and cooked up "incidents", talking about "northward wind" or something before elections in particular, in a bid to disturb the process of national reconciliation, unity and reunification.
    The DPRK will certainly make the GNP anti-reunification elements pay for having hatched plots against the north, swimming against the nation's will for reunification.

Friendly gathering with Russian artistes

    Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- A friendly meeting with the artistes of the State Academy Ensemble of the Russian Ministry of Interior took place at the Taesongsan fun fair on Oct. 3. Present at the meeting were the Russian artistes and artistes of the ensemble of the DPRK Ministry of People's Security.
    Following speeches, the participants gave an art performance and played colorful sports games and amusements, deepening the feelings of friendship.

DPRK-Japan summit talks hailed

    Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il's talks with Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese Prime Minister, have been welcomed by many countries. The People's Daily and the Xinhua News Agency of China, the Russian paper Izvestia and Itar-Tass, the Cuban paper Granma and other countries' newspapers, news agencies and radios viewed the talks Kim Jong Il had with Koizumi as "summit talks, the first of their kind in the history" and a "historic event of weighty significance."
    Foreign ministries and foreign ministry spokesmen of China, Russia, Mongolia and Vietnam, political parties and organizations of Peru, the UN secretary general, the chairman of the commission of the European Union, the secretary general of the International Liaison Committee for Reunification and Peace in Korea and governments, political parties and personages of many other countries released statements welcoming the talks.
    Figures of various circles said it was a great diplomatic victory of the DPRK that the Japanese Prime Minister visited Pyongyang. They also praised Kim Jong Il, who considerably enhanced the international prestige of the DPRK by energetically conducting diplomatic activities, as a prominent diplomatic and military strategist.
    Noting that the summit talks laid a foundation for the normalization of the relations between the two countries, they stressed that the normalization would be conducive to further strengthening peace and stability not only in the region but in the rest of the world and expanding inter-state cooperation.

"Complete Collection of Kim Il Sung's Works" vol. 45 off press

    Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- The Workers' Party of Korea Publishing House brought out vol. 45 of "Complete Collection of Kim Il Sung's Works", a library of the immortal Juche idea carrying President Kim Il Sung's famous works in chronological order. The volume contains 20 classic writings, including historic reports, speeches, conclusions and talks, delivered by him from August to December Juche 59 (1970).
    The works were published at a time when the whole country was seething with high political enthusiasm and labor achievements on the occasion of the fifth congress of the party.
    The volume fully contains the six-year plan, a new prospective plan of socialist construction, and the original idea on carrying out the three technical revolutions as a strategic task of socialist construction, and other ideas, theories and policies put forward by him in order to carry out the cause of socialism.

North-south joint symposium held

    Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- A joint symposium of historians of the north and the south on Tangun and ancient Korea was held at the People's Palace of Culture on Thursday. Historians of the north said: Many relics and remains related to Tangun and Kojoson (ancient Korea) were unearthed in areas around Pyongyang since King Tangun's mausoleum was excavated and reconstructed prove that the Taedonggang culture created by the Korean people was one of the world ancient civilizations.
    Private ownership, class formation, hereditary monarchy, ruling mechanism, standing armed forces, penalty system, developed economy and culture, etc. reflected on those relics and remains suggest the fact that Tangun, the ancestral father of the nation, founded the first ancient country in areas around Pyongyang early in the 30th century b.c., they said, and continued:
    Big dolmens concentrically distributed in areas around Pyongyang, the fact that Tangun's mausoleum is in Kangdong on the outskirts of Pyongyang and old books dealing with similar facts prove that ancient Korea developed with Pyongyang area as its centre.
    They cited many archaeological findings and evidence provided by old books to ascertain the hub of ancient Korea and the areas that belonged to it.
    Historians from the south said that Tangun was recorded in several medieval books as ancestral father of the nation who built Kojoson, the first state in Korea. They introduced relics related to Tangun found on Kanghwa islet.
    A joint press release was issued at the symposium.
    The press release noted that Tangun was a historical figure who actually existed and the ancestral father of Korea and that ancient Korea (Kojoson) was a powerful state which covered the Korean peninsula and a vast area of Northeast Asia.
    At the end of the symposium the participants looked round photos showing relics related to Tangun on display.

Institute for honored disabled soldiers

    Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- There is the Sinuiju honored disabled soldiers' institute in south Sinuiju, the northwestern border city of the DPRK. Having two or three-storied buildings, the institute covers an area of over 35,000 square meters. It was founded in July Juche 40 (1951) when the Fatherland Liberation War (from June 1950 to July 1953) was at its height.
    It has courses of planned economy, labor administration and finance, several research rooms, laboratories and a practice workshop.
    There is also a one-year bookkeepers training course for children of honored disabled soldiers.
    In November 1950 President Kim Il Sung visited a hospital of the people's army in the rear where he acquainted himself in detail with the life of wounded soldiers. He paid attention even to their future jobs with paternal loving care.
    In the subsequent period the cabinet adopted a decision to commit the party and the state to educating the wounded soldiers in a responsible manner. As a result, there appeared the honored disabled soldiers institute, something unprecedented in the history of war.
    He visited the institute despite barbarous air raids. Saying the honored disabled soldiers were the treasure of the country, he earnestly told them to study hard and live optimistically, not being discouraged.
    In the postwar period, too, he paid special attention to their health whenever an opportunity presented itself. He repeatedly took measures to improve their diet, supply daily necessaries to them free, pay scholarship and subsidies to them, provide the institute with various kinds of prosthetic appliances and put them under special health care.
    He saw to it that sanatoria were built in Sechon, Talchon and other places exclusively for honored disabled soldiers.
    Under the care of the state and society they live free from any worries.

Natural graphite developed

    Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- Natural graphite has been developed by the Koryo Natural Graphite Trading Corporation in the DPRK. The corporation turns out a wide range of graphite blocks and brushes for rotating electric machinery such as motors and generators, acid and alkali-proof pipes for chemical and other industries, graphite materials with high resistance to thermal shock, corrosion and wear, and adsorption blocks of artificial radioactive substances.
    The products are made of kpg 130 series of natural graphite materials.
    the graphite brushes are now applied to direct current traction motors (530 kw) for electric locomotives.
    The abrasion of graphite brushes per 10,000-km run is 1.42 mm, 0.9 mm at least.
    The quality of the natural graphite materials (kpg 130) has already been recognized by the SGL of Germany and an international commodities conditioning office through analysis and examination.
    The corporation is promising as it has a group of competent researchers and it is based on rich natural graphite resources of the country.

Computer-aided embroidery

    Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- Researchers of the new product development and research room of the bureau of invention of the academy of sciences developed a new technique of creating pieces of embroidery with the help of computers. A robot connected with a computer embroiders a picture processed by it.
    According to a program, the robot selects various colors of threads and cuts and links them before sewing patterns on a cloth to produce an embroidery work.
    This method needs little manual labour and puts the depiction of any object on a scientific basis, thus ensuring a high quality of embroidery.
    The embroidery production group of the Mansudae Art Studio in the DPRK introduced this technique to creating large fancyworks "Kimjongilia" and "Gladiolus." Each of them was completed in just two days. It would take 60-75 days for an embroiderer to finish them manually.

Rodong Sinmun on DPRK armed forces

    Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- The DPRK armed forces firmly defending the Korean revolution have grown to be powerful revolutionary armed forces, an indestructible fortress of socialism, says Rodong Sinmun on Friday in a signed article. It goes on:
    The principle of the DPRK revolutionary armed forces governing their military activities for self-defence will remain unchanged in the future, too.
    The step to build up its armed forces, pursuant to its policy of self-defence never poses any threat to others but contributes to the human cause of peace, proceeding from its mission and aim.
    No matter what others may say, the DPRK will further strengthen the revolutionary armed forces to prevent any formidable enemies from recklessly attacking it.
    The work of attaching importance to the military affair and strengthening the armed forces should not be neglected even a moment. If neglected, it will be impossible to defend the country from aggressors and escape from slavery, much less protecting the revolution.
    The Korean Peninsula has remained divided into the north and the south for over half a century due to the separatists, the aggressors, and the DPRK and the U.S. are technically at war.
    The U.S. is contemplating about the use of even nuclear weapons against the DPRK after singling out it as part of an "axis of evil" and a target of a nuclear attack. This compels the DPRK to further increase its capability for self-defence. The Korean people do not want humiliating and slavery-imposing peace even if they may die.
    The DPRK army-based policy is the most powerful political mode in the era of the army-centred policy.
    The DPRK will in the future, too, energetically push ahead with the work to strengthen the self-defensive armed forces in every way under the uplifted banner of independence, peace and socialism, so as to firmly defend the sovereignty of the country, socialism and peace and achieve the nation's prosperity and progress.

Kim Yong Nam meets special envoy of U.S. President

    Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, met James Kelly, U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs and special envoy of the U.S. President, who paid a courtesy call on him at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today. Present were Kim Kye Gwan, vice-minister of foreign affairs, officials concerned and suite members of the special envoy.