Kim Jong Il sends wreath before bier of Kim Yu Phung

    Pyongyang, October 12 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il yesterday sent a wreath before the bier of Kim Yu Phung (Paek Min), advisory president of the Korean Film Studio and advisory curator of the Revolutionary Museum of the Ministry of Culture who was decorated with Kim Il Sung Order and Labor Hero, to express deep condolence over his death.

Anniversary of Mangyongdae Revolutionary School marked

    Pyongyang, October 12 (KCNA) -- A meeting was held at the April 25 House of Culture yesterday to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School. President Kim Il Sung personally chose the site for the school in Mangyongdae and founded the school on October 12, Juche 36 (1947) for bereaved children of revolutionary martyrs wandering about at home and abroad. The school has inherited the tradition of educating children whose parents died during the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle.
    The president gave on-site guidance to the school on over 110 occasions and important teachings at least 560 times to indicate the road to be followed by the school.
    Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il has led the school to discharge its mission and duty, always paying deep concern to it.
    A commemoration report was made by general of the Korean People's Army Ryo Chun Sok.
    Present at the meeting were director of the general political department of the KPA Jo Myong Rok and chief of the KPA general staff Kim Yong Chun and others.

Korean delegate calls for end to U.S. hostile policy toward DPRK

    Pyongyang, October 12 (KCNA) -- The DPRK delegate in a speech at the first committee meeting of the 57th UN General Assembly Session on Oct. 4 stressed that to ensure peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and achieve national reunification the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK should be terminated. He went on:
    In order to achieve a durable and lasting peace and security of the world in the new century nuclear disarmament should be materialized and this planet denuclearized.
    The nuclear weapon states should step up nuclear disarmament process and remove the danger of a nuclear war by providing a guarantee for the non-use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear weapon states and withdrawing all the nuclear weapons deployed in the areas outside their territories.
    Disarmament should never be unilateral. It should be done on the basis of mutual respect and trust among countries.
    It is urgent to convene an international meeting to seek ways of removing nuclear danger and take an effective action for universal disarmament including nuclear disarmament.
    The issue of the Korean Peninsula is a focal point in ensuring world peace and security. Peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia can be expected only when the United States gives up its hostile policy toward the DPRK, respects its system and sovereignty and develops relationship on the principles of equality and mutual benefit.
    It is the stand of the DPRK to newly formulate and develop DPRK-U.S. relations in the new century. If the U.S. administration intends to withdraw its hostile policy toward the DPRK, we will settle through dialogue the matter of U.S. concern over its security.

Release of arrested students demanded in S. Korea

    Pyongyang, October 12 (KCNA) -- The south headquarters of the National Alliance of Youth and Students for the Country's Reunification reportedly made public a statement on October 7, demanding the release of those students who took over the U.S. embassy. The statement said that their struggle, an explosion of all people's indignation against the U.S. troops, can never be incriminated. The statement accused the judicial authorities of committing sycophantic treacherous act of arresting them.
    As long as the U.S. troops and South Korea-U.S. "status of forces agreement" remain, people cannot be free from sufferings, the statement said, calling upon the whole nation to come out in the struggle for the withdrawal of the U.S. troops from South Korea.

Anniversary of establishment of DPRK-Russia ties observed

    Pyongyang, October 12 (KCNA) -- Newspapers here today observe the 54th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the DPRK and Russia. The flower garden of friendship between the two countries is coming into full bloom under the deep care of General Secretary Kim Jong Il and President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin and through their energetic activities, says Rodong Sinmun. It continues:
    Multi-faceted cooperation and exchange between the two countries are now being activated in political, economic, cultural and other fields. This propels the building of a powerful nation in the DPRK and a strong state in Russia and contributes to ensuring the regional stability and the world peace, and sound development of the international relations and building a just, new world structure.
    Today the work to build a strong state is successfully being propelled in Russia by the energetic efforts of its people under the correct leadership of Putin.
    The Korean people appreciate the successes made by the Russian people in their efforts to build strong Russia and protect the security and interests of the country and hope for their greater successes.
    It is the common desire and demand of the two peoples to consolidate and develop the DPRK-Russia friendship with a long history and tradition in the new century, too.
    To strengthen this friendship is fully in accord with the interests of the two peoples and helpful to developing the international cooperation and ensuring the regional stability and the world peace.
    Minju Joson says that the DPRK will as ever work hard to further develop the friendship with Russia and glorify the annuals of the DPRK-Russia friendship.

"Neo-imperialism" doctrine refuted

    Pyongyang, October 12 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun today in a signed article denounces some experts and scholars of political and academic circles in western countries such as the United States and Britain for having floated the reactionary "neo-imperialism" doctrine and assertions since the "September 11 incident." The article says:
    They assert that the backward developing countries can develop only when they receive "guidance" and "help" from the western countries. The western reactionary circles contend that "states including the U.S. should have the rights to interfere in those countries" and "they should be accustomed to the double standards."
    Their "neo-imperialism" doctrine means the doctrine of modern brand colonialism intended to revive the bankrupt imperialist colonial ruling system.
    The crafty nature of neo-colonialism is mainly characterized by the fact that it describes shameless aggression against a colony as "liberation" and economic plunder as "aid" and military subjugation and occupation as "alliance" and "actions for ensuring security."
    The "new colonial policy" is bound to go busted as it goes against the historical development and the desire of humankind.
    It is the law of the development of human history that nothing can stop the process of global independence which enables all the countries and nations to fully exercise their sovereignty, free from aggression, war, domination and subjugation.
    It is the daydream of the reactionaries of history to bring back the era of colonial rule, concludes the article.

DPRK women's football team emerges winner at Pusan Asiad

    Pusan, October 11 (KCNA correspondent) -- The DPRK women's football team came first in the women's soccer matches at the 14th Asian Games. Women's football teams of the DPRK, China, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea and Taipei, China had league matches. The DPRK eleven defeated Japan 1-0 in the first match on Oct. 2, tied with China, the likely winner of the games,0- 0 and beat Taipei, China 1-0.
    On Oct. 9, it shut out South Korea 2-0.
    The eleven trounced Vietnam 4-0 on Oct. 11, emerging a winner in the games.
    A ceremony of awarding prizes to the women's football teams took place on the same day.

Greetings to Spanish King

    Pyongyang, October 12 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, President of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, today sent a message of greetings to Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, on the occasion of its National Day. Kim Yong Nam expressed belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would be boosted in various fields and wished him success in his work.

Greetings to Spanish Foreign Minister

    Pyongyang, October 12 (KCNA) -- Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun sent a message of greetings to his Spanish counterpart Ana Palacio on the occasion of the National Day of Spain. Expressing belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would expand and develop on a higher level, he in the message sincerely wished her big success in her responsible work.

KCNA on DPRK-U.S. relations

    Pyongyang, October 12 (KCNA) -- As already reported, James Kelly, special envoy of the U.S. President, visited the DPRK from October 3 to 5. In this regard, the U.S. authorities and some media are now floating stories that Kelly expressed to the DPRK "the will of the United States to solve concerns through dialogue" and he had "frank exchange of views" with it.
    This is sheer misinformation intended to escape public denunciation of the already disclosed arrogant attitude of the United States.
    Stark facts proved that Kelly's visit to the DPRK was aimed to foist upon the DPRK the U.S. unilateral demand of nature quite different from dialogue in a bid to bring it to its knees.
    As the Bush administration told the DPRK that it would dispatch a special envoy to explain its DPRK policy and stand toward the resumption of dialogue, Pyongyang received him, expecting that there would be a way of solving the pending issues between the DPRK and the U.S. through dialogue.
    This time the special envoy had no intention to discuss the issue of resuming dialogue and did not make any mention of dialogue.
    The special envoy straightforwardly and frankly spelled out the U.S "concerns" in a bid to disarm the DPRK.
    In this sense what he said during his visit may be considered to be frank. For the DPRK, it was a good occasion to correctly understand the U.S. intention.
    But what matters is the fact that he made very arrogant and threatening remarks that if North Korea did not take any action first to solve the concerns about security there would be neither dialogue nor improved relations and the DPRK-Japan relations and inter-Korean relations would collapse.
    The special envoy's visit to Pyongyang confirmed the fact that the U.S. administration keeps pursuing a hardline hostile policy aimed to bring the DPRK to its knees by force and high-handed practice.
    This policy only causes the people's army and people of the DPRK to be more vigilant against the U.S.
    It compels the DPRK to take every necessary counter-measure, pursuant to the army-based policy whose validity has been proved.
    The prospect of the DPRK-U.S. relations depends on the U.S. attitude.

S. Korean delegation leaves

    Pyongyang, October 12 (KCNA) -- The South Korean delegation which came for the preview of silent film "Arirang" left here today.