Japan urged to stop reckless anti-DPRK campaign
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- The Japanese authorities, including the chief executive, are busy discussing the matter of such international pressure on the DPRK as "restriction on remittance" and "ban on the export of weapons of mass destruction."
Rodong Sinmun today in a commentary denounces such moves as a provocation to seriously get on the DPRK's nerves.
The intention of the Japanese reactionaries is to invariably seek confrontation with the DPRK and reinvade Korea with the help of the U.S. imperialists, the news analyst points out, and says:
They regard the U.S. escalated pressure on the DPRK over the nuclear issue as a good opportunity to turn Japan into a military power and stage a comeback to Korea.
The bellicose forces of Japan are undisguisedly advocating the theory of preemptive attack on the DPRK. This is an open military threat to the DPRK and agitation for reinvasion of Korea.
We take this opportunity to reclarify the stand of our army and people. The DPRK will take a serious view of Japan's intensified anti-DPRK campaign and take a strong counteraction against it.
If the Japanese reactionaries persistently engage themselves in such anti-DPRK campaign, supporting the U.S. pressure on the DPRK over the nuclear issue, Japan's security will not be guaranteed and it may entail catastrophic consequences.
They are well advised not to make a rash act.
Troop dispatch for U.S. opposed in South Korea
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- The Solidarity of Youth and Students for the Implementation of the June 15 South-North Joint Declaration reportedly issued a statement on May 15 under the title "Immediate Stop to Troop Dispatch for the U.S., Root Cause of War Crisis on Korean Peninsula."
Referring to the fact that the second batch of a South Korean army to be dispatched to Iraq left for the spot, the statement accused the government and the national assembly of dispatching troops in defiance of the people's anti-U.S., anti-war struggle and their demand for the withdrawal of troop dispatch.
The Iraqi war was an illegal war, a war of aggression, totally ignoring the united nations and wantonly violating the international law, the statement said, and went on:
The invasion of Iraq was part of preparations for putting the Korean Peninsula under control.
The Bush administration is keen to make preparations for a preemptive strike on the north.
Only the Korean nation of the same blood and language in the north and the south can defend independence and peace in the Korean Peninsula.
Homepage on information of latest science and technology opens
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- A new homepage on information of latest science and technology has opened at the exhibition on science and technology of the academy of sciences.
The homepage will help boost the exchange of science and technology information and technology trading services.
The homepage, opened by young scientists, consists of program service, data service and sales service columns.
The program service column contains computer system, scanner, modem and 1,000 other program data of over 30 kinds needed for installation and operation.
The data service helps get access to pamphlets, magazines and other information on advanced technology and guides as well as scientific and technological books of tens of thousands of kinds and video data kept at the library of the exhibition.
The homepage introduces machines, electric and electronic equipment and accessories and measuring apparatuses needed for scientific research and technological development.
The homepage gives information service by international telecommunication network for scientific research institutions and production units to introduce their achievements and collect latest scientific and technological data.
Japanese spy satellites being watched
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- Spy satellites launched by Japan for espionage on the DPRK are being watched by astronomy amateurs of different countries and becoming an object of public ridicule.
The British newspaper The Times on May 5 reported that after Japan launched two spy satellites some astronomy amateurs spotted them and photographed their movements and are trying to open to the public their orbit through internet.
According to a news report, the two spy satellites were launched in March and are chiefly aimed to spy on the military movements of Korea.
but they are being observed by astronomy amateurs of different countries.
Finnish astronomy amateurs were the first to photograph the Japanese spy satellites and then an astronomy amateur of Canada located their movements. According to them, the spy satellites can be seen in the sky in a sunny day.
The Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao Daily News on May 6 carried the report of the British newspaper The Times that the Japanese spy satellites with a mission to watch other countries are being watched by people on the contrary.
KCNA accuses U.S. of its arbitrary practices on international arena
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- At the recent second meeting of the preparatory committee to examine the implementation of the NPT held in Geneva, the United States charged the DPRK with the breach of the NPT and cried out for "punishing" it.
The U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state who was chief delegate of the U.S. side at the meeting hinted at the necessity for a strong counteraction, blustering that those states blocking the implementation of the IAEA's commitments must suffer serious consequences.
This was a concentric expression of another arbitrary practice on the international arena as it was nothing but a foolish and shameless attempt of the U.S. to flee from the responsibility for sparking the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. act of charging the DPRK with the violation of the NPT is nothing but a plot to mislead the public opinion in a bid to internationally isolate and stifle the DPRK.
The DPRK has already pulled out of the NPT. No one can take issue with this as it was a just self-defensive step taken against the U.S. moves to stifle the DPRK with nukes and the unreasonable behavior of the IAEA. Ever since its withdrawal from the NPT, the DPRK has made every possible effort for the peaceful settlement of its "nuclear issue" caused by the U.S. as the former values the peace and stability in and around the Korean Peninsula.
The U.S. is, however, peddling the "nuclear issue" on the Korean Peninsula on the international arena while talking about its "peaceful solution." This indicates that the U.S. is challenging the efforts of the DPRK for its peaceful settlement and keen on putting undisguised pressure on it.
What is noteworthy is that there is no justification to deal with the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula at the abovesaid meeting as the DPRK is no longer a signatory to the NPT.
It is a well-known fact that the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula is a product of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK from a to z.
Ever since its emergence the present U.S. administration has escalated its hostile policy toward the DPRK and wantonly violated all the international agreements including the NPT by listing it as part of an "axis of evil" and a target of a preemptive nuclear attack.
If the preparatory committee is to successfully perform its function, it should discuss the criminal acts committed by the U.S. as the biggest nuclear proliferator in gross breach of the NPT and force it to own responsibility under international law.
The U.S. should not be so foolish as to bring the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula to the international arena but make a switchover in its hostile policy toward the DPRK, the key to settling the issue.
All Koreans called upon to vent their bitter grudge against GIs
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- The truth about GIs' massacre of prisoners in Jonju prison in South Korea in the past was recently clarified by documents and photos of the U.S. government, remains of slain civilians were unearthed from different parts of South Korea and witnesses testified to GIs' shuddering massacre of civilians before and after the last Korean war.
In this regard Rodong Sinmun today says in a signed commentary:
All this proves that it was none other than the U.S. imperialist aggressor forces present in South Korea who killed a million civilians and the probe into the fact has been strongly demanded in South Korea.
The history of their occupation of South Korea that has lasted for over half a century was a bloody one of terrorism, assassination and massacre.
GIs killed 25,000 civilians in cold blood when South Koreans rose up against the U.S. forces' occupation and the harsh fascist rule in October 1946.
In April 1948 when Jeju islanders waged a popular uprising against the U.S. imperialists' moves for separate election and separate government in South Korea, GIs killed over 35,000 or over a quarter of the population of the island.
They killed more than 38,800 people in Seoul in just three days from September 28, 1950.
The United States is a ferocious strangler of the Korean nation and an empire of evil as it has kept South Korea under its military occupation for more than half a century and killed so many innocent people.
The U.S., the sworn enemy of the Koreans, is rendering the situation on the Korean Peninsula extremely tense under the pretext of "nuclear issue", bringing dark clouds of a nuclear war to hang over the Korean nation, as if it were not enough with the mass killings of Koreans it has perpetrated so far.
The Korean nation with high national dignity and self-respect will no longer allow itself to suffer from GIs. The departed souls of innocent Koreans killed by GIs in cold blood are calling for taking revenge upon them.
All Koreans are called upon to give vent to their pent-up grudge against the U.S. imperialist aggressors.
Greetings to President of Cameroon
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, President of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, sent a message of greetings to Paul Biya, President of the Republic of Cameroon, on May 13 on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the republic.
Expressing belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would grow stronger, the message wished the president and the people of Cameroon greater success in their work for national unity and the prosperity of the country.
Anecdote about Kim Jong Il
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il received the sad news of an official's demise while in his local inspection tour in May Juche 70 (1981).
He immediately left for Pyongyang in defiance of pouring rains. But a deluge paralyzed the traffic. The only detour was a railway bridge 20 meters high and 100 meters long under which the river was torrentially flowing.
He stepped foot on the perilous railway bridge without hesitation, saying that the official faithful to the party had passed away.
After crossing the bridge, he walked a long way along the railway track.
When he arrived at the place where there was the coffin of the deceased, he bade last farewell to the dead in tears.
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- Moran Hill, well known for its scenic beauty, is standing near the River Taedong, which runs through Pyongyang.
Hundreds of species of plants grow on the hill. The growing foliage and flowers in full bloom landscape the hill.
There are on the hill many relics built in the period of Koguryo including Ulmil, Choesung, Chongnyu and Pubyok pavilions, Chilsong, Jongum and Hyonmu gates. They show the time-honored history of Pyongyang.
Enjoying spring in the Ulmil pavilion and viewing the rising moon from the Pubyok pavilion have been noted as one of the eight beautiful sights of Pyongyang.
From old times, the Pyongyangites have handed down many legends associated with Moran Hill. Among them are "General Ulmil" which tells of the ancestors' valiant fight for defending the country against foreign invaders in the period of Koguryo, "Gate of Happiness" Related with Chilsong Gate and "Ulmil Fairies".
Moran Hill, which was devastated in the past Korean war started by the U.S. imperialists, has turned into a recreation resort.
Artificial falls including Moran and Chongnyu falls and Sungri, Phyonghwa, Aeryon, Rokum, Songga, Ondal and other pavilions have made their appearance on the hill. And there are swinging, Korean wrestling and seesawing sites here and there.
Holiday-makers enjoy themselves at the Moranbong Theatre where the north-south joint conference was held in April Juche 37 (1948), open-air theatre of youth park with more than 20,000 seats, plants exhibition where one can see over 200 species of plants, Kaeson youth park with fun-fair facilities, Moran Restaurant which is proud of Korean-style architecture, soft-drink stands and other catering facilities.
Kimchi pickle, effective cure for skin aging
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- Kimchi pickle, widely known Koreans' all-season staple food, has proved effective in resisting skin aging and preventing skin from being injured by ultraviolet rays.
Experiments show that the skin of a rat that has eaten Kimchi for 140 days is far thicker than that of an ordinary one.
It has also been found that the corneous layer of the former's cell is thin and dense in comparison with the latter's.
The ultraviolet rays caused combustion in the former's skin cells far less than in the latter's.
The ingredients of Kimchi pickle are cabbage, radish and other vegetables plus red pepper, garlic, fruit and salted fish.
KCNA refutes sheer lies spread by South Korea
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- South Korean CBS, citing a Seoul-based foreign report, recently released a false report that "Kil Jae Gyong, deputy department director of the office of secretaries" of the DPRK and "two others sought asylum in the U.S. through a third country."
The CBS also said that "Yom Jin Chol, son of first deputy department director Yom Ki Sun also sought refuge during his business trip to a third country."
These are whopping lies and sheer fabrications made by those engrossed in the anti-DPRK smear campaign.
Kil Jae Gyong died of illness in June 2000. His remains are buried in the Patriotic Martyrs' Cemetery in Sinmiri, Pyongyang.
Though tricksters are experts at dreaming up lies, how can they assert that the deceased sought asylum in the U.S. across an ocean?
They will blush themselves with shame over telling the most sheer lies for a smear campaign if they visit the cemetery and confirm the fact with their own eyes.
As far as Han Myong Chol, vice-president of the Jogwang Trading Corporation, who they claimed sought refuge in the U.S. with Kil Jae Gyong, is concerned, he is now active at his post.
He appeared at a recent press conference in Macau, far from seeking asylum.
The same is true of Yom Ki Sun's son. He is now carrying out his routine duty.
If Yom Jin Chol is in a foreign country where he sought refuge as tricksters claim, he must be a bogus one serving their sinister political purpose.
The more sheer lies political plot-breeders spread, the more glaringly they reveal their true colors as anti-DPRK smear campaigners.
What they seek in this burlesque in South Korea is to impair the political system in the DPRK, tarnish the image of the north where single-hearted unity has been achieved and isolate and stifle it at any cost. But that is no more than a pipe dream.
The South Korean tricksters should apologize for such clumsy smear campaign launched against the DPRK in a bid to cripple its image and stop such farce at once, clearly understanding the revolutionary faith and will of our people who are advancing to build a great prosperous power in firm unity.
Talks between FMs of DPRK and Switzerland
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- Talks between Paek Nam Sun, DPRK Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Micheline Calmy-rey, chief of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation, took place at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
At the talks both sides exchanged views on boosting the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries and a series of issues of mutual concern.
Present at the talks from the DPRK side were officials concerned and from the Swiss side the foreign minister and her party and the resident coordinator of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in the DPRK.
Kim Yong Nam meets Swiss FM
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, President of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly talk with Micheline Calmy-rey, chief of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation, and her party at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
On the occasion the chief said that the friendly and cooperative relations between Switzerland and the DPRK would be strengthened.
The international law and independence of every country should be respected in settling all issues, she noted, adding:
Sswitzerland stands for the negotiated settlement of all issues on the Korean Peninsula.
Present there were vice-foreign minister Choe Su Hon, other officials concerned and Ueli Muller, resident coordinator of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in the DPRK.
MOU signed between DPRK and Switzerland
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- A memorandum of understanding on the implementation of super-tension power grid project was signed here on Monday between the Power Industry General Bureau under the Ministry of Power and Coal Industries of the DPRK and the Swiss ABB Ltd. Company.
Present at the signing ceremony from the DPRK side were Han Pong Chun, Minister of Power and Coal Industries, and other officials concerned and from the Swiss side chief of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation Micheline Calmy-rey and her party, representative of the ABB Ltd. Company here Felix Abt and Swedish Ambassador to the DPRK Paul Beijer.
Sojourn of Swiss chief of Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- Micheline Calmy-rey, chief of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation, and her party today visited Mangyongdae.
Being briefed on the glorious revolutionary history and revolutionary family of President Kim Il Sung, they looked round historic relics at his old home.
They had a photo taken before his old home in Mangyongdae before seeing revolutionary relics on Mangyong Hill.
The chief of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation made an entry in the visitor's book.
They looked round the Tower of the Juche Idea, the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Palace, the Pyongyang Children's Confectionary, the Kubin Cooperative Stockbreading Farm in Kangdong county and aid projects in North Hwanghae Province.
Canadian government decides to donate food to DPRK
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- The government of Canada recently decided to donate food worth 2.5 million dollars to the DPRK through the WFP.
South delegation here
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) -- A delegation of the south side led by Kim Kwang Rim, chairman of the south side to the north-south committee for the promotion of economic cooperation who is also vice-minister of finance and economy of South Korea, arrived here today to participate in the 5th meeting of the committee.
It was greeted at the airport by members of the north side to the committee.
Kim Jong Il inspects KPA unit
Pyongyang, May 19 (KCNA) - General Secretary Kim Jong Il on Monday inspected a sub-unit under KPA unit 292.
Upon his arrival at the sub-unit on the frontline, he was greeted by commanding officers of the sub-unit on the spot.
After acquainting himself with the performance of the sub-unit's duty he watched its soldiers in training.
After watching the training he was greatly satisfied to see all the servicepersons of the sub-unit trained as stalwart combatants. He put forward highly important tasks which would serve as guidelines in increasing the combat power of the unit.
Then he took warm care of the soldiers' living with paternal love, going round an education room, a bedroom, a mess, a washroom, a daily provision store and other places.
He posed for a photograph with them, expressing great expectation and belief that they would stand firm guard over the socialist homeland, tightly holding arms of the revolution.
For Spanish-speaking people
kim jong il presencia funcion artistica de esposas de oficiales de epc
pyongyang, 19 de mayo (atcc) -- el dirigente kim jong il, secretario general del partido del trabajo de corea, presidente del comite de defensa nacional de la republica popular democratica de corea y comandante supremo del ejercito popular de corea presencio el dia 18 la funcion de los grupos artisticos de las esposas de oficiales de las unidades no. 488 y no. 534 del epc, participantes en el vi concurso de los grupos artisticos de las esposas de oficiales del epc.
las miembros de grupo pusieron en escena el coro "querido lider, no nos olvidaremos de toda clase de sus sufrimientos" y "el general es el hijo de la guerrilla", el poema en dialogo "camino hacia el frente del general, lleno de amor", el poema y coro "marcharemos con la firme conviccion" y otras piezas.
las ejecutantes cantaron con tono alto su vida, gran orgullo y dignidad de luchar con tenacidad como dignas revolucionarias que desempenan un rol en la revolucion en el seno del general y manifestaron energicamente la firme conviccion y voluntad, el impetu revolucionario y el indoblegable espiritu de las esposas de oficiales dispuestas a defender a ultranza la direccion de la revolucion y llevar a feliz termino la sagrada causa revolucionaria del songun (priorizacion militar) estando en la misma trinchera junto con sus esposos.
el comandante supremo expreso su gran satisfaccion de que las esposas de oficiales ofrecieron la excelente funcion que reflejo sinceramente la vida, las evaluo altamente por su exito de funcion y les dio agradecimiento.
dijo que las esposas de los oficiales se han formado como revolucionarias fidedignas quienes dedican junto con sus esposos una verdadera vida en la primera linea de la defensa de la patria y destaco que nuestra patria es la fortaleza inexpugnable capaz de derrotar a cualquier enemigo poderoso porque las esposas de los oficiales y otros habitantes revolucionarios, con el espiritu revolucionario de los militares, defienden la tierra patria.
subrayo que por su gran vitalidad el concurso de los grupos artisticos de las esposas de oficiales del epc, iniciado en la epoca del songun constituye una poderosa fuerza impulsora que llama con vigor al pueblo coreano a la sagrada lucha por la defensa del socialismo y presento las tareas programaticas que sirven de guia para desarrollar mas las actividades artisticas populares y masivas.
le acompanaron en verla los generales de ejercito del epc ri myong su, hyon chol hae y pak jae gyong y otros generales del epc y los primeros subjefes de departamento del cc del ptc jang song thaek, ri je gang y choe chun hwang.
vocero de minrex denuncia tres proyectos de ley aprobados en japon
pyongyang, 19 de mayo (atcc) -- en relacion con la aprobacion del dia 15 de los tres proyectos de ley para el "tiempo de emergencia" en la camara de representantes de japon, el vocero del ministerio de relaciones exteriores de la republica popular democratica de corea hizo publica el dia 17 una declaracion que senala:
el "proyecto de ley de enfrentamiento con el ataque armado", "enmienda de ley de fuerzas de autodefensa" y "enmienda de ley de la institucion del consejo de seguridad" estipulan principalmente los modos de enfrentamiento de japon a la guerra eventual de la peninsula coreana.
estos tres proyectos justifican la participacion de las "fuerzas de autodefensa" en la guerra de agresion al ultramar y la movilizacion forzosa de los civiles en el cumplimiento de la guerra en el "tiempo de emergencia". en su caracter y contenido son codigos de guerra de agresion similares a la "ley de movilizacion general de estado" que en el pasado los imperialistas japoneses pusieron en vigor en el periodo de la guerra de agresion al continente.
en estos dias, japon impulsa de modo activo la "salida al ultramar" de las "fuerzas de autodefensa" bajo tal o cual motivo y pretexto. participo ya en los actos belicos de varias regiones como afganistan e irak so pretexto de "brindar apoyo a la guerra contra el terrorismo".
con motivo de la presente aprobacion de los proyectos de ley para el "tiempo de emergencia" volvio a revelarse la intencion de este pais isleno de ampliar en gran medida la esfera de accion de las "fuerzas de autodefensa" y de incorporarse a la guerra de agresion al ultramar liberandose por completo del marco de la "defensa exclusiva" de antes.
esto prueba a cuan peligrosa etapa ha llegado la intencion de resurgimiento del militarismo japones.
las autoridades japonesas hablan de una supuesta "amenaza" de la rpdc para aprobar esos proyectos peligrosos de caracter agresivo, pero, solo traeran un grave efecto adverso.
el que se proponga justificar los actos belicos japon no liberado todavia de la mala imputacion de pais enemigo a mas de medio siglo, traera como consecuencia agravar mas la situacion de la peninsula coreana que se torna compleja por el problema nuclear y agudizar la tension militar de los paises perifericos y asiaticos.
las recrudescentes maniobras de militarizacion de japon atestiguan que es mil veces justa la disposicion de la rpdc de fortalecer el poderio de autodefensa.
bajo la condicion en que japon, cautivado por la ambicion de convertirse en una potencia militar, toma por blanco principal a la rpdc, esta ira tomando las mas poderosas y perfectas medidas pertinentes para ello.
kimchi de corea previene envejecimiento de piel
pyongyang, 19 de mayo (atcc) -- recientemente se hizo claro que kimchi, que comen con gusto los coreanos en las cuarto estaciones, surte efecto en prevenir el envejecimiento de piel y proteger esta de rayos ultravioletas.
segun investigadores, un raton que comio kimchi durante 140 dias tiene la piel considerablemente gruesa en comparacion con el otro que no lo comio, se hizo mas delgada la capa de queratina de celula y fue poca la oxidacion de la celula de piel por rayos ultravioletas.
kimchi se prepara con col coreano (o chino), nabo y otras verduras, condimentos, escabeches, etc.
abierta pagina web de informatica de ciencias y tecnicas ultramodernas
pyongyang, 19 de mayo (atcc) -- quedo abierta la pagina web de informatica de ciencias y tecnicas ultramodernas en la exposicion permanente de ciencias y tecnicas de la academia de ciencias.
con esta pagina abierta por los cientificos jovenes se posibilito desarrollar mas animadamente las actividades del intercambio de informatica de ciencias y tecnicas y el servicio de comercio de tecnicas.
esta dividida en el servicio de programas, el de materiales y el de venta.
en el servicio de programas estan mas de 1000 programas de dispositivo y control de mas de 30 variedades necesarios para la instalacion y gestion del sistema de computadoras y otros dispositivos incluyendo el de insercion de la imagen y modem.
en el servicio de materiales pueden leer directamente mediante los libros electronicos los folletos, las revistas y otros materiales de tecnicas avanzadas, asi como diversos manuales. y pueden ver los libros cientificos y tecnicos por rama y materiales de video con decenas de miles variedades en la biblioteca de la exposicion permanente.
esta pagina da a conocer diversas maquinas, instalaciones electricas y electronicas, piezas y aparatos de medicion, necesarios a la investigacion cientifica y el desarrollo tecnico.
la exposicion permanente abre en esta pagina las paginas interinas web en que los organismos de investigacion cientifica y las unidades productivas pueden realizar el intercambio y divulgacion de informatica de ciencias y tecnicas y ofrece el servicio de informatica por la red de comunicacion internacional para que ellos den a conocer y propaguen ampliamente los exitos de estudio y produccion de sus respectivas unidades y recojan los materiales de ciencias y tecnicas ultramodernas.
gobierno de canada decide ofrecer alimentos a corea
pyongyang, 19 de mayo (atcc) -- recientemente, el gobierno de canada decidio ofrecer a traves del programa mundial de alimentos a la republica popular democratica de corea alimentos valorados en 2 millones 500 mil dolares.