WPK Central Committee calls issued

    Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- The Central Committee and the Central Military Commission of the Workers' Party of Korea issued calls on April 9 in the run-up to the 55th anniversary of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Papers here today carry the fall text of the calls.
    The calls stress that the 55th founding anniversary of the DPRK will mark an important occasion to glorify the undying feats President Kim Il Sung, father of socialist Korea, performed in the state building and a grand political festival to demonstrate the invincible might of the country where the singlehearted unity with the headquarters of the revolution has been achieved and the people cast in their lot with socialism.
    President Kim Il Sung is the eternal sun of Juche who triumphantly led the people's cause of independence, the patriotic cause of socialism, and thus performed immortal exploits to shine for all ages, the calls say, and underscore the need to hold him in high esteem for all ages, more thoroughly imbue the servicepersons and people with his revolutionary idea and glorify his revolutionary history and undying feats forever.
    Kim Jong Il is the great leader who has steered the times, the revolution, the country and the people to victory, the calls say, and stress the need to hold him in high esteem forever and remain true to his idea and guidance to the last.
    The single-hearted unity is the weapon of the Korean revolution more powerful than nuclear weapons, the calls say, and stress the need to devotedly protect the headquarters of the revolution headed by Kim Jong Il and strengthen the single-hearted of the party, the army and the people with him at the core.
    The calls also stress the need to resolutely defend the socialist homeland of Juche and glorify it forever, preserve the Juche character and national character and adhere to the principles of socialism in all domains of the state activities and uphold his Songun policy with one mind and one will.
    The calls say that the WPK is the heart of the society and its guidance is the lifeline of the revolution and construction, and underscore the need to build the WPK into elite ranks which breathe and act in accordance with his idea and will.
    The calls stress the need to bring about a radical improvement in ideological work to meet the requirements of the revolutionary era of Songun policy, imbue the whole society with the revolutionary Songun idea and give full display to the Korean nation-first spirit.
    Underscoring the need to build up the class position of socialism in the DPRK in keeping with the demands of the tense situation, the calls say:
    Let us have transparent class consciousness against imperialism and the U.S. and foil the anti-DPRK, anti-socialist campaign of the U.S. imperialists.
    Let us force Japan to pay for the past crimes of its imperialists as they inflicted immeasurable sufferings and pain upon our people and decisively smash the design of the Japanese reactionaries to reinvade our republic.
    Let us strictly adhere to the revolutionary principle, class principle, in any circumstances with a high class judgment the calls say that the matchless military muscle is the national power to which the DPRK should give top priority and it provides a sure guarantee for the prosperity of the country.
    The calls lay a particular stress on the full application of the party's idea of attaching importance to the military affairs in all domains of the revolution and construction.
    The calls further say:
    Let us increase in every way the nation's defence capabilities on the principle of giving priority to the military affairs. Let us build the people's army into the army of the party, the army of the leader and the army of the great comrade Kim Jong Il let the whole army become today's seventh regiment of devotedly defending the headquarters of the revolution.
    Let us devotedly fight for the respected supreme commander comrade Kim Jong Il.
    All the officers and men of the People's Army, fully imbue yourselves with the Juche-based viewpoint on war and always keep yourselves fully ready.
    Let us build up the People's Army as an invincible army, guided by the party's policy of turning the entire army into an army of cadres and modernizing the entire army. Let the entire army establish the revolutionary spirit of training to make all the servicepersons a-match-for-a hundred combatants.
    Let us effect a new turn in making combat preparations of the People's Army and increasing its combat power this year, the 50th anniversary of victory in the war.
    It is the fixed stand and militant quality of our People's Army to answer any provocations of the enemies with stern punishment, their war of aggression with a revolutionary war.
    If the enemies invade our inviolable sky, land and seas even an inch, destroy the aggressors with a merciless annihilating strike.
    All the servicepersons, prove the true merits of the revolutionary strong army of Mt Paektu to the U.S. imperialist aggressors keen to provoke a new war.
    Stressing the need to thoroughly establish the trait of attaching importance to the army and military affairs throughout the society, the calls appeal to all the people to increase the production of Korean-type modern arms and combat and technical equipment for the People's Army and love the army and earnestly learn military affairs while giving full play to the might of the all-people and nationwide defence system.
    The members of the worker-peasant red guards and the young red guards are called upon to be fully ready to repel any surprise attack of enemies.
    All the families of the country are called upon to become families of servicemen and those of revolutionary soldiers and everybody is urged to glorify his youth through service in the army.
    All the people are urged to earnestly learn from the noble ideological and moral trait of the people's army in order to achieve the perfect unity of the people and army in thinking and militant trait.
    The calls stress the need to strictly abide by the principle of collectivism in all fields of state and social life and thereby give full play to the advantages of the socialist system in the DPRK.
    The calls appeal to all to greet the 55th anniversary of the DPRK with proud successes in the building of an economic power.
    Among the calls are: Let us bring about a new surge in all fields of socialist economic construction by waging a tenacious charge in the same spirit as was displayed during the "arduous march" in the 1990s.
    Let us smash the imperialists' moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK in the spirit of annihilating the enemies by effecting a fresh revolutionary upswing.
    Let us implement to the letter the line of socialist economic construction in the era of the songun policy on giving priority to the national defence industry.
    The calls stress the need to concentrate efforts on the development of power, coal and metal industries and railway transport and effect a mass innovation in machine-building, chemical and building-material industries and forestry, thus greatly contributing to the building of an economic power.
    Underlining the need to bring about a new turn in agricultural production this year, they call for solving the food problem as early as possible by thoroughly implementing the party's policies on bringing about a radical turn in seed selection, potato farming and double-cropping.
    The calls stress the need to radically boost the production of primary consumer goods for the people.
    Calls underscore the need to build Pyongyang into a more magnificent city to meet the need of the new century, energetically carry out the land realignment in Pyongyang, South Phyongan Province and Nampho city and accelerate the Paekma-Cholsan Waterway project through a nationwide drive.
    They also stress the need to thoroughly establish cultured practices in production and life as befitting a highly civilized people building a great prosperous power.
    There are also calls underlining the necessity to manage and operate the economy in such a way as to ensure the greatest profitability, while firmly abiding by the socialist principle.
    Among the calls are:
    Let us demonstrate the honour and might of socialist Korea to the whole world with science and technology. Let us rapidly develop ultra-modern science and technology as required by the it age and put the country's science and technology on the world's advanced level. Let us speed up the building of an economic power in the spirit of self-reliance on the basis of the latest science and technology calls point to the need to successfully implement the party's Juche-oriented line of cultural construction and thus develop socialist culture suited to the appearance of a great prosperous power.
    They underline the need to train a large number of brilliant intellectuals including computer genius and produce more masterpieces in the era of the Songun policy.
    The journalists and other men of the press are called upon to become ideological standard-bearers firmly protecting the ideology, system and cause of the DPRK with pens of revolution.
    There are calls underlining the need to preserve the cultural heritages of the nation with good care and carry forward and develop the excellent national tradition.
    Calls lay stress on combating imperialists' ideological and cultural poisoning and firmly preserving our ideology, morality and our own noble socialist way of life.
    All the fields and units are called upon to implement the party's policies to the letter, learning from the spirit of bold offensive of the People's Army and its spirit of self-reliance.
    Party members, are called upon to become vanguard fighters devotedly defending and loyally upholding Kim Jong Il on the first line to bring about a great revolutionary surge and make a breakthrough in the present general onward movement.
    The young people are called upon to fully display the heroic stamina of the Korean youth in the era of the Songun policy in defending the country and building a great prosperous power.
    On the issue of national reunification, the calls say that it is important to successfully carry out Kim Il Sung's last instructions for national reunification under the guidance of Kim Jong Il, a peerless patriot.
    The calls further say:
    Let us achieve the independent and peaceful reunification of the country at an early date, upholding the three charters for national reunification.
    Let us make this year, the 55th birthday of the DPRK, a year of a decisive turn in the cause of reunifying the country under the banner of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration.
    Let us accelerate the independent reunification by the united efforts of our nation.
    Let us frustrate the U.S. imperialists' moves to obstruct national reconciliation, unity and cooperation and open up a new phase for the reunification of the country through national cooperation.
    The calls stress that it is urgent to decisively smash the U.S. imperialists' reckless nuclear racket and moves for the provocation of a new war and drive their aggression troops out of South Korea.
    They also underline the need to closely unite with all peoples the world over advocating independence in the idea of independence, peace and friendship.
    It is necessary to reject the imperialists' domination, realize the democratization of the international community and decisively foil the moves of the imperialists for "globalization", the calls note, and go on:
    Let us decisively smash the high-handed and arbitrary practices and unilateralism of the U.S. imperialists who are arrogantly working to gratify their ambition for world supremacy.
    Let us vigorously struggle to defend global peace and security from the aggression and war moves of the U.S. imperialists.
    Let us develop the friendship and cooperation with people of all countries on the principle of independence, equality and mutual benefits.
    Let us build an independent, peaceful and friendly, new world in firm solidarity with all the progressive forces of the world.
    All the party members, servicemen and other people should unite closer around leader Kim Jong Il and work hard for prosperity and development of the DPRK and the accomplishment of the socialist cause of Juche, thus adorning this significant year as a year of a new leaping advance in the building of a great prosperous power and a year of most brilliant victory in the history of the motherland, the calls say.

Anecdote about Kim Jong Il

    Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il was present at an aesthetics seminar of writers and artistes in January Juche 59 (1970). A critic made a speech with words adopted from a foreign language. The participants could understand his speech because all of them were artistic experts.
    But Kim Jong Il stopped his speech and criticized him of using borrowed words instead of home-grown words. He said it was a manifestation of the lack of the serve-the-people spirit to use words difficult for others to understand or words adopted from foreign languages.

Barnyard grass killer developed

    Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- An institute under the Academy of Agricultural Science of Korea has succeeded in developing a new kind of microbial herbicide for killing barnyard grass. According to researchers of the institute, chemical herbicide has been used to kill barnyard grass. But the toxicant is harmful not only to rice plants but also to human bodies and environment.
    The newly developed herbicide has no harmful effect on them.
    The researchers said that it proved successful in killing barnyard grass on some farms and its efficacy reached 80 to 95 percent.

New solution to select good breeds and seeds

    Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- The faculty of applied mathematics of Kim Chaek University of Technology has found out a new mathematic solution to select good breeds and seeds in the best possible way. Researchers of the faculty have applied this formula in selecting high-yielding grain seeds. As a result, the seeds they selected are the same with those obtained through comparative experiments for many years.
    The formula can be introduced in many domains such as stockbreeding, fishery, sericulture, sports and art.
    It can also be applied to economic sectors for their rational management.

Anti-SARS measures in DPRK

    Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- A campaign is brisk in the DPRK to prevent SARS widespread in the world. National and local hygiene guiding committees at different levels have been reorganized as headquarters for emergency prevention to start their work.
    The headquarters make effective monitoring and information service to prevent even a single SARS-infected person from entering the country or even a single case from breaking out in the country.
    A strict quarantine is going on at railway stations near borders, airports and trade ports. More medical workers are posted there and more equipment and appliances are also sent there.
    Suspected foreigners are sent back or isolated and hospitalised for treatment. Persons on an official tour overseas are quarantined for medical observation for necessary days together with their families.
    Hygienic propaganda against SARS is also brisk.
    The Ministry of Public Health, in cooperation with the ministry of education and working people's organizations, is conducting a propaganda work about the cause of the disease and preventive measures.
    The president of the State Hygienic Examination Centre and other permanent members of the national headquarters are also carrying on field propaganda in various ways and methods.
    Medical check-up is done at any time. The section doctor system is further strengthened to detect any slight symptom and take measures in time.
    The state has turned the campaign against SARS into the work of people themselves. therefore, all the people willingly participate in the work for living and personal hygiene and increased resistance.
    News media give a full account of the symptoms, infection and danger of SARS, measures for prevention and world trend.

Ancient tomb discovered

    Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- A tomb with a mural painting dating back to the period of Koguryo (277 b.c.-668 a.d.) was excavated in the DPRK recently. The tomb was found on a hill at the foot of Kuksa Peak of Mt. Taesong, Pyongyang once the capital city of Koguryo.
    There are on Mt. Taesong northeast of Pyongyang many tombs indicative of the proud history and culture of Koguryo.
    The recently discovered tomb is seen lower than an usual one as a big part of it was destroyed and washed away with the passage of times.
    The tomb is a one-chamber tomb with an aisle and a chamber.
    The aisle was so inclined to the east that the eastern wall of the aisle and the eastern wall of the chamber stand on a straight line.
    The chamber is rectangular in shape, 155 cm in east-west length and 270 cm in south-north length. Walls were built with thin layers of stones. They were whitewashed and smoothly plastered. A mural painting is seen on it.
    Mysterious four guardians are depicted there.
    Among the artifacts unearthed there are a gold earring ornament, silver ornament attached to the coffin, coffin nail whose head was gilded with silver, two miniatures of swords with ring-shaped grips and sheaths typical of Koguryo.
    This tomb is worthy to study in view of its location, the content of the mural painting, a variety of artifacts and its architecture.
    The relics discovered in the tomb are very instrumental in studying the highly developed craftmanship and arms workmanship in that period.

All-people resistance against U.S. called for

    Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Democratic Front of South Korea issued a statement on April 19 on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the April Popular Uprising, said Seoul-based radio Voice of National Salvation. He said that the April Popular Uprising was an eruption of the pent-up wrath of the South Korean people against the U.S. colonial rule and a daring manifestation of all people's desire and will to bring about an independent and democratic new politics, a new life.
    The desire of the April 19 fighters 43 years ago has not yet been realized, he said, stressing: the present reality clearly shows that our people can neither be freed from the colonial yoke of slavery nor evade the holocaust of a nuclear war as long as the U.S. imperialist aggression troops remain in South Korea.
    He called upon the patriotic people from all walks of life to preserve the spirit and experience of the April 19 resistance and conduct a more vigorous all-people resistance against the U.S.

Departure of advance party of troop dispatch to Iraqi war flailed

    Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- The struggle against the U.S. Iraqi war and the authorities' troop dispatch to the war simultaneously under way in different parts of South Korea is entirely a just one as it reflects the firm will of the South Korean people to defend the peace of the country and security of the nation and achieve the independent reunification of the country. Rodong Sinmun today says this in a signed article.
    It goes on:
    The anti-U.S. and anti-war struggle provides a sure guarantee for achieving peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula.
    The second nuclear crisis was sparked on the Korean Peninsula as the U.S. imperialists demanded the DPRK "scrap its nuclear program before dialogue," a unilateral and brigandish demand for disarmament," after listing it as part of the "axis of evil". In consequence the peninsula is put on a time bomb. The U.S. military is now even talking about "bombing of North Korean nuclear facilities."
    It is the Korean nation that should defend peace and avert a war on the Korean Peninsula standing at the crossroads of war or peace.
    The South Korean people are called upon to replace candle-lights against the United States by torches against the U.S. and turn out more courageously in a struggle to frustrate the U.S. imperialists' moves to start a war against the DPRK including arms buildup and war exercises.
    The peace of the country and the nation's right to existence can be preserved only when the whole nation struggles against the U.S. and war without the slightest concession or hesitation.
    The more desperate aggressors and warmongers become in their moves, the closer the Koreans in the north and the south and overseas should unite in their struggle under the banner of national independence and patriotism so as to firmly defend the peace of the country and the security of the nation and bring earlier the day of independent and peaceful reunification of the country.

Rodong Sinmun on WPK's Songun policy

    Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- The DPRK has confidently advanced along the road of socialism chosen by itself, without reading other's face by maintaining its revolutionary principle and independent stand even under the present grave situation. This is ascribable to the unique Songun policy of Korean style.
    Rodong Sinmun today says this in a signed article.
    It goes on:
    The Songun policy enforced by the Workers' Party of Korea is the most effective political mode in our era as it helps firmly defend the sovereignty and reliably guarantees the interests and prosperity and development of the country and the nation.
    An independent policy is an important means of powerfully inspiring the popular masses' struggle for independence to steady advance and victory. The independent policy basically means reflecting the desire and independent demand of the popular masses and meeting them.
    A true independent policy means the Songun policy.
    The Songun policy of the party fully represents the independent policy aimed to most successfully realise the sovereignty of the country and the nation. This policy is the Korean-style unique political mode which calls for regarding the military affair and the increase of the national defence capability as the greatest state affair, and strengthening the main agent of the revolution and promoting national defence and socialist construction as a whole with the People's Army as the mainstay.
    But for the Songun policy, the Korean people would not have been able to defend the sovereignty of the country, to say nothing of the socialist construction, and would have fallen victim to foreign forces long ago.
    All the countries and nations advocating independence can increase their national defence capabilities and achieve the independent development and prosperity, standing the severe test of history, only when they follow the Songun policy, the most vivid manifestation of an independent policy and the most effective political mode in our era.

Kim Yong Nam greets Joseph Kabila

    Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, President of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, on April 18 sent a message of greetings to Joseph Kabila on his reassumption of office as President of the Democratic Republic of Congo according to the "comprehensive agreement" concluded through the national dialogue. Kim in the message wished the president new success in his responsible work for the sovereignty of the country, territorial integrity and national reconciliation and peace, expressing the belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would develop on good terms in the future, too.

Kim Jong Il meets heads of art troupes of Russian Federation

    Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) - General Secretary Kim Jong Il yesterday met Stanislav Semyonovich Kalinin, head of the chorus of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Vladimir Mikhailovich Shkurovski, head of the Gnesin Music Academic Bayan Concert Group, and Grigori Vassiliyevich Dzobak, head of the Mikhail Godenko State Krasnoyarsk Dance Company Academic of Siberia, Russia, on a visit to the DPRK. Russian Ambassador to the DPRK Andrei Gennadievich Karlov was on hand.
    Kim Jong Il warmly welcomed the art troupes' visit to the DPRK and expressed thanks for their good performance, before having a cordial and friendly talk with them.
    The heads of the art troupes extended sincere thanks to Kim Jong Il for personally appreciating their performance and giving them a pep talk despite the urgency of his affairs.

Kim Jong Il enjoys art performance given by Russian artistes

    Pyongyang, April 21 (KCNA) - General Secretary Kim Jong Il enjoyed a music and dance performance given by artistes of the chorus of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Gnesin Music Academic Bayan Concert Group and the Mikhail Godenko State Krasnoyarsk Dance Company Academic of Siberia of Russia on April 20 at the invitation of the Russian embassy in Pyongyang. Seeing the performance together with him were secretaries of the WPK Central Committee Kim Kuk Thae, Kim Ki Nam and Kim Yong Sun and other senior party and army officials, officials in the fields of diplomacy, culture and art and the press and KPA servicepersons.
    Among the audience were Russian Ambassador to the DPRK Andrei Gennadiyevich Karlov and embassy officials.
    The performance began with the national anthems of the DPRK and Russia.
    Put on the stage were colorful programs including unaccompanied chorus "Song of General Kim Jong Il," "Oh, Vast Steppe" and "Billow of Amurs", Korean song "Arirang," friendship song "Moscow-Pyongyang," Bayan Concert of Korean Song "to dear general star over clouds," Bayan Duet "Kalinyushuka" and "Blizzard of Russia", Bayan solo "Series of Tatar Ballads", dances "My Siberia", "By Well" and "Kalinka" and Korean dance "Bumper Apple."
    The performance overflowing with the feelings of friendship between the DPRK and Russia left a deep impression on the audience.
    Kim Jong Il sent a floral basket to congratulate the artistes on their successful performance.

For Spanish-speaking people

corea: medidas de prevencion de sars

    pyongyang, 21 de abril (atcc) -- en corea se desarrolla animadamente la labor de prevencion de sars que azota al mundo. los comites de direccion higienica a todos los niveles se convirtieron en los puestos de mando de prevencion de epidemias de emergencia, que comenzaron su labor de control e informacion.
    se realiza una rigurosa inspeccion medica en las estaciones ferroviarias, aeropuertos y los puertos comerciales de las zonas fronterizas a los cuales se envian adicionalmente los oficiales de cuarentena, los aparatos y equipos de analisis. se prohibe estrictamente la entrada en el pais de los extranjeros contagiados con esta enfermedad. los separan o hospitalizan para darles asistencia merecida y tambien los viajeros regresados de ultramar y sus familias se ponen en cuarentena obligatoriamente en un plazo necesario.
    el ministerio de salud publica, en cooperacion con el ministerio de educacion y las organizaciones de masas desarrolla una intensa labor de propaganda de distintas formas y metodos sobre el origen de la enfermedad y las medidas de su prevencion. a esta labor se incorporan el director del centro estatal de inspeccion higienica y otros miembros permanentes del puesto de mando nacional.
    se realiza a menudo el chequeo medico rotativo. a traves del riguroso sistema medico por zonas se toman estrictas medidas de deteccion y de los contagiados.
    para prevenir esta enfermedad, el pais se esfuerza para que todas las personas lleven la vida higienica individual y colectiva y tengan la inmunidad.
    los medios de prensa divulgan ampliamente los sintomas, la via de contagio, la peligrosidad y medidas de prevencion de sars y la tendencia mundial.

herbicida microbica para eliminar solo mijo silvestre

    pyongyang, 21 de abril (atcc) -- un colectivo de investigacion de la academia de ciencia agricola de corea desarrollo una nueva herbicida microbica que elimina solo el mijo silvestre. para eliminar el mijo silvestre se uso hasta ahora la herbicida quimica porque este es una hierba que tiene la mas fuerte vitalidad entre malas hierbas de arrozales. la herbicida quimica ejerce mala influencia sobre arroz, el cuerpo humano y medio ambiente.
    la nueva herbicida no contamina el medio ambiente ni da ningun dano a otros objetos.
    los investigadores senalaron que las granjas que introdujeron esta herbicida eliminaron 80-95 por ciento de mijo silvestre.