Kim Jong Il receives special envoy of Russian President

    Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) - General Secretary Kim Jong Il , Monday received A.P. Losyukov, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia who is a special envoy of the Russian President on a visit to the DPRK, and his party. Present there were Kang Sok Ju, first Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK, and Andrei Gennadievich Karlov, Russian Ambassador to the DPRK.
    The special envoy conveyed a personal letter from President Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin to Kim Jong Il.
    He expresses thanks for it and conversed with the special envoy in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
    He hosted a luncheon in honor of the guests.

KCNA on deceptive and hypocritical balderdash about dialogue

    Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- Recently, high-ranking officials of the U.S. administration spread the rumor that they have no "intention to invade North Korea," "may provide security" and will come out to "dialogue" and let loose a string of contradictory sophism that "it may talk but negotiations are impossible." In a word, this represented their arrogant attitude that they may have a dialogue with the DPRK but "would discuss only how North Korea implements its commitments."
    It is self-exposed that the Bush administration's ballad on "dialogue" is no more than a hypocritical farce to mislead the world public.
    Dialogue between sovereign states means that they sit face to face to settle the divergence of views through negotiations. This is the universal duty and right of both sides assuming before the international community.
    It is a model of shamelessness based on the American-style superpower's view of value that the United States has the right to force its unilateral demands on the DPRK and the latter has only the duty to accept it.
    Such attitude taken by the U.S. is an insult to the unbiased world public and an unpardonable mockery of sovereign states.
    Dialogue between the DPRK and the U.S. should be one in which the two parties sit face to face to discuss and settle all the pending issues between them.
    Now that the Bush administration blustered that it "has no intention to invade the DPRK" and "it would provide security guarantee," There is no reason why the U.S. should not fix such a guarantee through a legal document. It is the unavoidable responsibility and moral duty of the U.S. that spawned the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula and drove it out to the worst state as it is.
    If the U.S. wants a dialogue to force the DPRK implementation of commitments only, ignoring its responsibility and duty, there would be no more foolish thinking than this.
    The Bush administration is well advised to act with discretion, mindful that the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula can be settled only when the U.S. provides security to the DPRK by law through the conclusion of a non-aggression treaty.

Gift to Kim Jong Il

    Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) - General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a gift from the Mongolian Foreign Minister. The gift was handed to DPRK Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun on Sunday by Luvsangiin Erdenechuluun, Mongolian Minister of Foreign Affairs on a visit to the DPRK.

Greetings to FM of Mexico

    Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- DPRK Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun sent a message of greetings to Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista on his appointment as Foreign Minister of Mexico. Expressing belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would grow stronger, the message wished him success in performing his new duty.

Anti-U.S. struggle becomes more vigorous in S. Korea

    Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- A "Rally of the South Headquarters of the National Alliance of Youth and Students for the Country's Reunification for Peace Against War, Conclusion of a Non-Aggression Treaty Between North Korea and the U.S. and the Withdrawal of the U.S. Troops Who Killed Schoolgirls" was reportedly held in Seoul on Jan. 17 with the participation of youth and students. The participants strongly demanded the U.S. accept the north's proposal for concluding a non-aggression treaty and withdraw its troops.
    They arrived at Kwanghwamun, shouting slogans reading "Conclude non-aggression treaty" and "Halt nuclear threat" and distributing literature among citizens and held a rally to send a delegation carrying a protest letter addressed to bush to the U.S. embassy.
    Members of the delegation read out the protest letter on the street because of the police blockade.
    The protest letter requested that the Bush administration should immediately halt the nuclear war moves against the north and respond to the dialogue with it, stop interfering in the dialogue between the Koreans, openly apologize for the killing of the two schoolgirls and totally revise South Korea-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement.
    Meanwhile, youth and students held an anti-U.S. cultural evening of youth at Sungsil University in the evening.
    The "youth and students' group of anti-U.S., anti-war hunger strikers for conclusion of a non-aggression treaty between North Korea and the U.S. and withdrawal of the U.S. troops who killed schoolgirls" in an appeal to the people said that it is high time for all to rise up as one in the struggle against the U.S., calling for putting an end to the Yankees' war moves, retaking peace through the north-proposed conclusion of the non-aggression treaty between the north and the U.S. and forcing the U.S. troops, source of evil, out of South Korea.

U.S. urged to halt its moves against DPRK

    Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee of the Communist Workers' Party of Russia-Communist Party of Russia released a statement on Jan. 13 supporting the DPRK Government statement. The U.S. who is behaving itself as an "international gendarme", regards the DPRK's socio-political system as one of its hates, and is making desperate efforts to break down the will of the Korean people to defend and consolidate their socialist gains, the statement said, and continued:
    The U.S. ignored the DPRK's proposal for concluding a non-aggression treaty.
    Under such situation, it was the urgent need for the DPRK to take measures to defend the country from the U.S. threat.
    We support the DPRK Government's measures taken to strengthen the defence capability of the country.
    Meanwhile, the Socialist Party of Romania and the "Geniul Carpatilor" Association for International Friendship and Solidarity, Reconciliation and Cooperation in a Joint Appeal on Jan. 13 extended full support and solidarity to the Korean people in their just struggle to defend the sovereignty of the country and national dignity and realize the peaceful reunification of Korea, recalling that the Bush administration listed the DPRK as part of an "axis of evil" and has escalated step by step its moves of threatening the DPRK.

Anecdote about Kim Jong Il

    Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- On May 5, Juche 86 (1997), Kim Jong Il gave on-the-spot guidance to the general bureau of TV Broadcasting of the Radio and TV Broadcasting Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. He took measures to improve the conditions of TV broadcasting equipment and the quality of screen and learned about how the new educational and cultural TV broadcasting was going on.
    At that time the new program was mainly dealing with education at school and scenic beauty, similar to the central TV broadcasting.
    The new broadcasting should not be merely a business-like work to give more common sense and knowledge to the working people but also a lofty undertaking to consolidate the foundations of morality and obligation in society.
    He said the broadcasting should deal with things actually needed for the people's life such as traffic order and public morality, and indicated how to do it.
    The educational and cultural program, popular among the people, is a product of the on-the-spot guidance of Kim Jong Il, well aware of the people's demand and aspiration.

Sports school

    Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- There is a sports school at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium located in downtown Pyongyang. It, founded in Juche 89 (2000), gives lessons on boxing, Judo, weightlifting, etc. students selected from primary and middle schools across the country study at the school.
    The school has renewed the teaching plan and encouraged trainers to enhance their role to improve the students' skill in a short span of time.
    Trainers are those who proved successful in national and international tournaments.
    Many graduates from the school are now active at the April 25 Sports Group and other sports groups.

Spy ship Pueblo

    Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- The spy ship Pueblo, a trophy captured by Korean seamen from the U.S. imperialists, is on display on the River Taedong in Pyongyang. It was in Juche 88 (1999) that the ship, captured on January 23, 1968 was brought to the river near the monument to the sinking of the U.S. pirate ship general Sherman.
    Since the spy ship was brought to the river, it has been visited by 360,000 Korean people including servicemen and schoolchildren, and more than 7,000 foreigners.
    Pak In Ho, an officer and hero of the republic who was the head of the seven-member death-defying corps that captured the ship, briefs visitors on what the ship did, the combat for capturing it and the brazen-faced and crafty nature of the U.S. imperialists.
    The 1,000-ton ship, equipped with various kinds of arms and sophisticated reconnaissance facilities, was boarded by 83 U.S. seamen at that time.
    It, guising itself as a "civilian marine research ship", entered into the territorial waters of Korea and collected state and military secrets upon orders of the U.S. CIA before being captured.
    As soon as the incident occurred, the U.S. imperialists alleged that it was captured in high seas and it did not commit any crime.
    they brought the situation to the brink of war, massing armed forces around the korean peninsula.
    But Korea declared it would meet their "retaliation" with retaliation, and a total war with a total war.
    The U.S. Government admitted the reconnaissance mission of the ship in December that year and signed a document pledging to refrain from such an act.

U.S. congressmen's remarks against S. Korean people's anti-U.S. actions assailed

    Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- U.S. congressmen described the anti-U.S. actions of the South Korean people and youth and students against the killing of the two schoolgirls by a U.S. armored car as a revelation of "ignorance". In this regard, a spokesman for the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League in a statement issued on Jan. 19 dismissed this as malignant outbursts intended to chill the anti-U.S. sentiment of the people in South Korea and instigate them to stand against the north.
    Their dynamic advance is an entirely just and courageous action as it is an eruption of their pent-up grudge and anger at the U.S. imperialists, brutes who have been indulged in murder, arson, destruction and all other hideous crimes in South Korea under the mask of "liberator" and "helper".
    The outbursts of the U.S. congressmen will only give further momentum to the anti-U.S. struggle raging in the north, south and overseas like a prairie fire, the statement noted, warning:
    If the U.S. imperialists persist in their impudent acts to hurt the dignity of the nation, they will be held wholly responsible for the ensuing consequences.

U.S. and Japan's anti-DPRK campaign accused

    Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- The reactionaries of the United States and Japan are nowadays claiming that the DPRK's missiles are dangerous as they can reach not only Japan but also the United States and, therefore, it is necessary to cope with their threat. Rodong Sinmun today says this in its commentary. It goes on:
    Now that the United States, the largest missile producer in the world, is threatening other countries with missiles and mounting preemptive strike at them, those countries posed to the missile threat are compelled to take self-defensive measures to cope with it.
    It is a more urgent need for the DPRK to cope with it.
    The DPRK's missile program is strictly of self-defensive and peaceful nature. Therefore, it does not expose any threat to those countries that respect the DPRK's sovereignty, right to existence and dignity.
    Nevertheless, the reactionaries of the United States and Japan are persistently clamoring for the DPRK's "missile threat".
    This compels the DPRK to increase its defence capability as it is little short of declaring that they would not normalize relations with the DPRK but mount only attacks on it, keeping it listed as an enemy state.
    Their continued clamour for the DPRK's "missile threat" will not do them good but only harm them.
    There is nothing to be called into question if mutual confidence is built through talks and relations are normalized on this basis.
    So, they had better pay attention to the issues of building mutual confidence and normalizing relations instead of regarding the DPRK as the enemy and trying to mount a preemptive attack on it.

Kim Yong Nam meets Mongolian FM

    Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- President of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly Kim Yong Nam met and had a friendly talk with Mongolian Foreign Minister Luvsangiin Erdenechuluun and his party at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today. On the occasion, the Mongolian Foreign Minister said that Mongolia would strive to further develop the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries.
    He hoped that the Korean people would achieve great success in their efforts for the prosperity and development of the country under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il.
    Present there were vice-minister of foreign affairs of the DPRK Kim Yong Il and Mongolian Ambassador to the DPRK Janchivdorjyn Lombo.

Jo Myong Rok meets special envoy of Russian President

    Pyongyang, January 20 (KCNA) -- Vice marshal of the Korean People's Army Jo Myong Rok, first Vice-Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, met and conversed in a friendly atmosphere with Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs A. P. Losyukov, a special envoy of the Russian President, today. On hand were general Ryo Chun Sok and other generals and officers of the KPA, the party of the special envoy and Russian Ambassador to the DPRK Andrei Gennadievich Karlov.

For Spanish-speaking people

canciller coreano envia mensaje de felicitacion a su homologo mexicano

    pyongyang, 20 de enero (atcc) -- paek nam sun, ministro de relaciones exteriores de la republica popular democratica de corea envio un mensaje a luis ernesto derbez bautista, ministro de de los estados unidos mexicanos felicitando su nombramiento a este cargo. el remitente expresa la conviccion de que las relaciones de amistad y cooperacion entre los dos paises se fortaleceran y se desarrollaran aun mas y desea a su destinatario exitos en el cumplimiento de su nuevo cargo.

enganosa propuesta de dialogo de ee.uu.

    pyongyang, 20 de enero (atcc) -- en estos dias, las autoridades de alto nivel de la administracion norteamericana difunden rumores de que ee.uu. "no tiene plan de ataque a norcorea", "podra garantizar la seguridad de la rpdc" y se presentara en el "dialogo con esta" por una parte y por la otra frecuentan los disparates muy contradictorios: "hablar, si, negociaciones, no". en una palabra, todo esto significa que ee.uu. al dialogar con la rpdc "discutiria solo los puntos de ejecucion de obligacion de norcorea". que arrogante.
    esto revela por si mismo que la teoria de "dialogo" de la administracion bush no pasa de ser una farsa hipocrita para inducir en error la opinion publica internacional.
    el dialogo entre los estados soberanos significa que ambas partes resuelvan, mediante las negociaciones, las disidencias entre si, lo que es un deber y derecho universales de ambas partes del dialogo asumidos ante la sociedad internacional.
    la idea de ee.uu. segun la cual este pais tiene el derecho a imponer la demanda unilateral a la rpdc y esta tiene solo la obligacion de aceptarla, constituye justamente un modelo del cinismo basado en el concepto de valor superchovinista al estilo norteamericano.
    tal postura de ee.uu. es un insulto a la justa opinion publica internacional y una burla intolerable a los estados soberanos.
    el dialogo entre la rpdc y ee.uu. debe ser negociaciones para discutir y resolver todos los problemas pendientes entre ambas partes.
    puesto que la administracion bush dice que "no tiene el plan de ataque a norcorea", "podra garantizar la seguridad de la rpdc", no hay razon por la cual no se pueda fijar tal garantia en un documento de caracter juridico.
    esto es la responsabilidad ineludible y la obligacion moral de ee.uu. que produjo el problema nuclear en la peninsula coreana y lo lleva al pesimo estado.
    si ee.uu. quiere sostener con la rpdc el dialogo para obligar a esta solo la ejecucion de obligacion dando espaldas a su responsabilidad y obligacion, eso es un modo de pensar muy estupido.
    la administracion bush debe actuar con prudencia dandose clara cuenta de que el problema nuclear de la peninsula coreana podra ser resuelto solo cuando ee.uu. de a la rpdc la garantia de seguridad juridica como la concertacion de un tratado de no agresion.