Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Unit

    Pyongyang, May 3 (KCNA) -- Supreme Commander of the Korean People's Army Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea and chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission, inspected KPA Unit 4302. He was accompanied by KPA Vice Marshal Kim Yong Chun, member of the NDC of the DPRK and chief of the KPA General Staff, KPA Generals Ri Myong Su, Hyon Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong and Ri Yong Chol, member of the Central Military Commission of the WPK and first vice department director of its Central Committee.
    He was greeted on the spot by commanding officers of the unit.
    After acquainting himself with the unit's performance of duty, he looked round the room devoted to its history, guided by its commander.
    The unit achieved signal successes in various battles during the last Fatherland Liberation War and produced many recipients of state orders including 24 heroes of the republic in this course.
    He highly praised the heroic exploits performed by them to be recorded in the history of the great war, noting that the colors of the unit shining with victory and glory are closely associated with the noble soul of the revolutionary martyrs who dedicated their youth and lives to the Party, the leader, the country and the people.
    He watched a training of servicepersons of the unit.
    He advanced important tasks which would serve as guidelines in further increasing the combat capability of the unit, great satisfied to see all officers and men of the unit trained as a-match-for-hundred fighters capable of successfully undertaking any combat duty under any circumstances.
    He took deep care of their service and living, going round a servicepersons' hall, a military lecture room, an education room, a bedroom, a mess hall, a washroom, a daily provision store, an outdoor resting place and other places.
    He noted with high appreciation that the unit has built excellent entertainment and logistic facilities by thoroughly applying the way the anti-Japanese guerrilla army did in managing the unit and its commanding officers and their families, in particular, are looking after the living of its soldiers with paternal love.
    Watching the trees that have grown tall in the compound of the barracks along with the growth of the unit, he highly appreciated the patriotic devotion displayed by its servicepersons in creating the thick verdure.
    He spared time to see an art performance given by servicepersons of a company of the unit.
    He had a photo session with servicepersons of the unit.

Kim Il Sung Lauded by U.S. Group for Study of Songun Politics

    Pyongyang, May 3 (KCNA) -- The U.S. Group for the Study of Songun Politics carried a special write-up on its Internet homepage on April 12 on the occasion of the Day of the Sun. It carried a photograph of smiling President Kim Il Sung and other photographs and an article titled "The Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung Will Always Be with Us."
    Noting that the President devoted his all to the country and the people and glorified his whole life as a great revolutionary, the article said that his exploits are striking the Korean people with admiration.
    It edited more than 100 propositions from his reminiscences "With the Century," biography of his revolutionary activities (April 1912-December 1931) and articles titled "The Eternal Sun President Kim Il Sung," "Immortal Brilliant Feats of the President," "Wishes of President Kim Il Sung," "'Rest' of the President," etc.
    The homepage also carried a poem written by the chairman of the group in deep reverence for the President and e-book "Questions and Answers on the Juche Idea" published by the International Institute of the Juche Idea.

U.S. Accusations against DPRK over "Issue of Terrorism" Denounced

    Pyongyang, May 3 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry in an answer to the question put by KCNA Sunday denounced the United States for putting again the DPRK, the world recognized anti-terrorist state, on the list of "terrorist nations" in a foolish bid to impair its image, persistently pursuing the hostile policy towards it. The U.S. Department of State in its "annual report on terrorism in 2003" made public on April 29 listed the DPRK and some other countries as "sponsors of terrorism" for their strong opposition to the U.S. policy of aggression and terrorism.
    The spokesman said:
    It is preposterous for the U.S. to cite the DPRK as a "sponsor of terrorism" in the report raising again the "issue of abducted Japanese." This once again, convinces us that the hostile policy of the Bush administration towards the DPRK remains unchanged and can never alter.
    The "abduction issue," which the U.S. is talking about as a new "subject for discussion about terrorism," is an issue between the DPRK and Japan and it had already been solved through the publication of the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration. It is, therefore, none of its business.
    Noting that the DPRK does not care whether the U.S. lists the former as a "sponsor of terrorism" or not, the spokesman clarified the DPRK's principled stand of opposing all forms of terrorism and any support to it.
    The U.S. had better properly face up to the reality and drop its anachronistic hostile policy towards the DPRK.

S. Korean Workers' Organizations Mark May Day

    Pyongyang, May 3 (KCNA) -- The (south) Korean Confederation of Trade Unions arranged a function at Maroni Park, Seoul, on May 1 to mark May Day, according to south Korean MBC. It was attended by at least 8,000 unionists affiliated to the confederation and "National Assemblymen-elect" from the Democratic Workers' Party.
    The confederation declared that it would wage this year's struggle with the sympathy and participation of the progressive politicians who had been elected "National Assemblymen" and people.
    It clarified that it would set the abolition of discrimination against part-time workers, stop to the structural adjustment and the withdrawal of the decision to send troops to Iraq as the main targets and strongly demand the authorities totally revise the policy of the "government."
    That day, The Federation of (south) Korean Trade Unions held a ceremony at Rimjin Pavilion to commemorate May Day at which it expressed the will to struggle for the abolition of the discrimination against part-time workers.
    Meanwhile, the (south) Korean Confederation of Trade Unions celebrated the eve of May Day in the playground of Chungang University, Seoul, on April 30.
    Present there were more than 10,000 workers and students.
    The eve began with a rally.
    Ri Su Ho, chairman of the confederation, at the rally called for building a genuine world in which people are free and workers have become its master.
    Then the participants held a cultural function, divided into two teams, "unity" and "struggle."
    At the end of the function, a resolution was read out. It called on the regular and part-time workers to unite to undertake joint actions for the abolition of the discrimination against the part-timers.
    After the end of May Day's eve, a cultural function of youth and students took place there.

U.S. Sabre Rattling against DPRK under Fire

    Pyongyang, May 3 (KCNA) -- The military police of the U.S. forces in south Korea staged a military exercise under the simulated conditions of a street battle allegedly to "cope with the DPRK's beef-up of its special force at a time when they are vociferously calling for developing the missile technology and strengthening the naval and air forces. In this regard Rodong Sinmun today says in a signed commentary:
    This saber rattling was staged by the U.S. military police in south Korea in the wake of the large-scale joint war exercises, a combination of Foal Eagle and the reception, staging, onward-movement and integration, perpetrated by the U.S. forces and the south Korean army against the DPRK throughout south Korea following the second round of the six-way talks. This cannot but draw a very serious attention as it is part of the moves of the U.S. imperialists to round off their preparations for a new Korean war.
    It goes on:
    Such U.S. military moves against the DPRK indicate that the U.S. does not truly want a negotiated solution to the nuclear issue.
    The U.S. talk about "negotiated and diplomatic solution" is nothing but hypocritical sophism about "peace" as it is intended to seek the moral laxity and disorganization of the Korean people and cover up its war moves. In other words, it seeks to buy time behind the scene of the six-way talks in a bid to round off its preparations for the second Korean war and stifle the DPRK through its high-handed military actions and preemptive attack.
    Military actions are incompatible with dialogue. If the United States truly has no will to invade the DPRK but stands for a negotiated and diplomatic solution to the nuclear issue, it should give up such reckless acts as posing a serious military threat to its dialogue partner and putting pressure upon it and increasing the danger of war. The U.S. saber rattling against the DPRK will only vitiate the atmosphere of dialogue and complicate the situation.
    The U.S. attempt to mount an adventurous military attack on the DPRK under the hypocritical cloak of dialogue and diplomacy compels its army and people to bolster its war deterrent force with highest revolutionary vigilance.

Release of Pro-Reunification Figure in S. Korea Demanded

    Pyongyang, May 3 (KCNA) -- The Measure Committee for the Acquittal of Ri Jong Rin and Min Kyong U reportedly called a press conference in front of the Seoul Central District Prosecutor's Office on April 29 at which it denounced the prosecution for demanding ten years in prison for Min Kyong U, secretary general of the Reunification Solidarity. At the conference Kwon O Hon, chairman of the Society for Supporting Prisoners of Conscience of the Family Movement for Realizing Democracy, and other speakers said the activities of Min was a movement for reunification, not spying acts, and called for channeling all efforts to the struggle for the repeal of the Security Law.
    A letter of protest addressed to the prosecution was read out at the press conference. It dismissed the heavy penalty unreasonably imposed upon the pro-reunification patriot who had invariably striven for the implementation of the June 15 joint declaration to achieve national reunification by invoking the SL, a leftover of the old age, as a political plot intended to scuttle the implementation of the joint declaration and drive the south-north relations to the era of confrontation.
    The letter urged the public security authorities to stop the premeditated intrigues for the suppression of pro-reunification patriotic organizations including the South Headquarters of the National Alliance for the Country's Reunification and immediately set free Min Kyong U.

Sojourn of S. Korean Trade Union Delegation

    Pyongyang, May 3 (KCNA) -- The delegation of south Korean trade union organizations went round Pyongyang and local areas. The members of the delegation visited Mangyongdae.
    At the time-honored old home of President Kim Il Sung there they heard immortal stories associated with the historic home and saw the relics with deep interests.
    They had pictures taken in front of the old home.
    Then they drove to the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Palace, where they went round rooms of hobby groups and appreciated a performance given by art circle members of the palace.
    They also visited the International Friendship Exhibition. There they saw with deep emotion gifts presented to President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il by party leaders, heads of state and government and prominent figures of many countries, south Koreans and compatriots overseas.
    Then they called at the Tower of the Juche Idea and the Arch of Triumph and went sight-seeing on Moran Hill.

Greetings to Polish President

    Pyongyang, May 3 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, on May 3 sent a message of greetings to Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski on the occasion of the national holiday of the Polish people. Expressing the belief that the relations between the two countries would continue to grow in scope and develop on good terms in conformity with the desire and fundamental interests of the two peoples, the message sincerely wished the president greater success in his work for the prosperity of the country and the well-being of the people.

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Kim Jong Il recibe telegramas de consuelo de jefes de varios paises

    Pyongyang, el primero de mayo (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il recibio telegramas de consuelo que le dirigieran, en relacion con el accidente de explosion ocurrido en la estacion ferroviaria de Ryongchon de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, el presidente del Comite Central del Partido Popular Revolucionario Lao y de la Republica Democratica Popular Lao Khamtay Siphandone, el presidente de la Republica de Libano Emile Rahoud, el presidente de la Republica de las Islas Maldivas Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, el presidente de la Republica de Mongolia Natsagiin Bagabandi, el emir del Estado de Katar Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani y su sucesor, el presidente de la Republica de Turquia Ahmed Necdet Sezer, el rey de Hachemita de Jordania Abdullah II, la presidenta de la Republica de Indonesia Megawati Soekarnoputri, el presidente de la Republica de Belarus Alexandr Lukashenko, el rey de Suecia Carl Gustaf y el premier Goran Persson, el presidente de la Republica de Eslovenia Janez Drnovsek, el presidente de Ucrania Leonid Kuchma, el presidente de la Republica Federal de Nigeria Olusegun Obasanjo, el presidente de la Republica Tunecina Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, el presidente de la Republica Argelina Democratica y Popular Abdelaziz Bouteflika y el presidente de la Republica Arabe de Egipto Mohamed Hosni Mubarak. Los remitentes senalan que han recibido con gran tristeza y compasion la noticia tragica sobre la perdida humana y material debido a la tremenda explosion de trenes en la estacion ferroviaria de Ryongchon de la provincia de Phyong-an del Norte.
    Expresan con sinceridad profundo consuelo y pesame, a nombre de sus gobiernos y pueblos, a Su Excelencia Kim Jong Il, a los familiares de los afectados, al gobierno y el pueblo de la RPDC, y exteriorizan firme solidaridad a la lucha del pueblo coreano por superar las consecuencias del accidente.
    Por otra parte, el Dirigente recibio telegramas de consuelo de las personalidades de varios paises, entre otras, la primera secretaria del CC del Partido Comunista de Kirghizistan Klara Azhibekova, el secretario general del CC del Frente Progresista de Toda la India Debabrata Biswas, el presidente del Partido del Trabajo de Hungria Gyula Thurmer, el presidente del CC del Partido Comunista de la Federacion Rusa G. A. Zyuganov, la secretaria general del CC del Partido Comunista de Bolcheviques de Toda la Union Nina Andreyeva, el presidente del Comite Ejecutivo Nacional del Partido Comunista de Polonia Martin Adam, el secretario general del Partido Comunista Unido de Italia Osvaldo Pesce, el director general de la ONU para la Educacion, la Ciencia y la Cultura, Matsuura Koichiro, el secretario general del Instituto Italiano de Relaciones Internacionales Giancarlo Elia Valori y la jefa del Conjunto de Danza Folclorica de la Academia Nacional de Moiseyev de Rusia E. A. Sherbakova. Ademas, el Cuerpo Diplomatico en la RPDC dirigio una carta de consuelo al Dirigente.

Kim Yong Nam recibe telegramas de consuelo de jefes de varios paises

    Pyongyang, el primero de mayo (ATCC) -- El presidente del Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, Kim Yong Nam, recibio telegramas de consuelo que le dirigieran el rey de Camboya Norodom Sihanouk, la presidenta de la Republica de Indonesia Megawati Soekarnoputri, el presidente de la Republica Socialista de Vietnam Tran Duc Luang, el presidente de la Republica Federal de Alemania Johannes Rau y el presidente de la Confederacion Suiza Joseph Deiss en relacion con el accidente de explosion en la estacion ferroviaria de la RPDC. Los telegramas senalan que se han enterado con gran tristeza de la noticia de que muchas personas resultaron muertas y heridas por el accidente de explosion ocurrido en la estacion ferroviaria de Ryongchon de Corea y expresan sincera compasion y pesame.
    Manifiestan la mas profunda condolencia al Partido del Trabajo y el gobierno de Corea asi como a los familiares de los difuntos y expresan la conviccion de que el pueblo coreano resarcira lo mas pronto posible los danos ocurridos por el accidente.
    Subrayan que sus corazones estan junto con los habitantes de la zona damnificada.
    El rey de Camboya senalo que dona 20 mil US$, llenos de su pura candidez y sinceridad y el presidente de la Confederacion Suiza destaco que si es necesario, el gobierno de Suiza esta listo a ofrecer la cooperacion urgente humanitaria.
    Kim Yong Nam recibio tambien un telegrama de consuelo del secretario de Estado del Estado de Ciudad de Vaticano, Angelo Sodano.

Mas de 210 actos de espionaje aereo de los yanquis

    Pyongyang, el primero de mayo (ATCC) -- Segun fuentes castrenses, durante el mes de abril, los belicistas estadounidenses perpetraron mas de 210 actos de espionaje aereo sobre la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea mediante la movilizacion intensiva de aviones de reconocimiento estrategico-tacticos de distintas misiones. Sobre todo, la frecuencia de espionajes del avion "U-2", los aviones "RC-135", "E-3", "EP-3"y "P-3" con bases en el extranjero alcanza a mas de 30 ocasiones.
    El dia 16, sobrevolaron 9 aviones de reconocimiento tactico como "RC-12", "RC-7B", etc., y los dias 8 y 20, 8 aviones, respectivamente, las zonas de Phochon, Chunchon y Rinje para espionajes sobre los objetivos militares importantes del frente de nuestra parte.
    Tales espionajes aereos, cometidos al mismo tiempo en que se tornan mas abiertas las maniobras de los EE.UU. de aplastar militarmente a la RPDC, prueban a las claras que es mil veces justa el que la RPDC fortalece mas que nunca los medios poderosos de autodefensa incluida la fuerza de detencion nuclear.