Committee to Remember Kim Il Sung Formed in Ethiopia

    Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- The Addis Ababa Group for the Study of the Juche Idea and the Group for the Study of Kim Jong Il Works in Ethiopia inaugurated the Committee to Remember President Kim Il Sung on June 27 on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of his demise. Chief of the Group for the Study of the Juche Idea Bewketu Tassew in his speech said that the greatest feat performed by the President is that he founded the immortal Juche idea to brightly illuminate the way to be followed by humankind and that he laid a strong foundation of the Songun politics. The idea and line of attaching importance to the army set out and invariably maintained by him in his lifetime serve as ideological, theoretical and methodological guidelines for the Songun politics pursued by leader Kim Jong Il today.
    Chief of the Group for the Study of Kim Jong Il Works Aschalow Kelecha in his speech said that the Korean people call the President their father. This august title carrying profound meaning will always remain in the minds of the Koreans, he added.
    The committee decided to hold various functions including a brisk distribution of his reminiscences "With the Century" on the occasion the anniversary of his demise (July 8).

British Citizen Thanks DPRK Government and KPA

    Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- Some days ago, British citizen David Hinton requested the DPRK side to correctly ascertain the fate of his elder brother Frederic William Hinton, former lieutenant of the British Royal Air Force, who participated in the Korean war as an airman through a channel concerned. From a humanitarian point of view the DPRK side confirmed with much effort that his elder brother died in the Korean war and informed him of the correct crash site and the grave site.
    Recently he paid a visit to the DPRK during which he went round these sites.
    He expressed thanks to the DPRK government and the side of the Korean People's Army for helping him realize his hope.

Motor Workers Unions in S. Korea Call General Strike

    Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- Motor workers unions in south Korea called a general strike on June 29, according to KBS of south Korea. The Hyundai Motor Workers Union entered into a general strike in the wake of their partial strikes on June 25 and 28. They held a large rally for strike in demand of the withdrawal of the decision on troop dispatch to Iraq, higher wages, cutdown of working hours, etc. in front of the Ulsan Plant that day.
    Meanwhile, Kia and Ssangryong and other motor workers unions joined the general strike.
    The strikers warned that they would continue the strike till the government and the company sides have met the demands of the unionists.

National Juvenile Sports Contest Held

    Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- The 30th National Juvenile Sports Contest for "Jongilbong Cup" was held in Pyongyang, Sariwon City, North Hwanghae Province and Jaeryong County, South Hwanghae Province, from June 7 to 30. The participants in the contest were divided into the group of middle school pupils and that of primary school pupils. It drew more than 4,200 pupils selected from all provinces.
    They competed in basketball, football, volleyball, boxing, marathon race, Korean-wrestling and 11 other events.
    In the middle school group, boys of Pyongyang Kallimgil Middle School and girls of Pyongyang Minhung Middle School placed first in the basketball games, boys of Pyongyang Puksong Middle School and girls of Tongsong Middle School in Songrim City came first in football matches, and boys and girls of Jungphyong Middle School in Anbyon County in the marathon race.
    In the primary school group, boys of Jaeryong Primary School in Jaeryong County and girls of Jongju Primary School in Jongju City emerged winners in football matches, boys of Pongdae Primary School in Nampho City and girls of Pyongyang Mujin Primary School in Taekwon-do, boys of Kyongam Primary School in Sariwon City and girls of Pyongyang Phalgol Primary School in table-tennis games and pupils of Pyongyang Pongnam Primary School in rhythmic gymnastic competitions.

CPRF Secretariat Castigates U.S. for Bringing Fighter Bombers into@S. Korea

    Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- The U.S. has introduced F-117 Stealth fighter bombers into south Korea while putting spurs to the increase of the combat power of its forces present in south Korea allegedly to ensure the qualitative superiority of the deterrent force against the DPRK. This is a dangerous move for a war seriously threatening peace and security on the Korean peninsula as it is a grave military step to make a preemptive attack on the DPRK. The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland (CPRF) said this in information bulletin No.875 issued Thursday with regard to a recent official announcement of the south Korean Ministry of Defense on the arrival of more than 10 F-117 Stealth fighter bombers of the U.S. Air Force at a U.S. air base in south Korea for increasing field operation capability.
    For the U.S. to get over-heated in arms buildup right after the military talks between the north and the south of Korea and the third round of the six-party talks proves that the Bush administration's talk about peace is no more than a veil to cover up its aggressive nature, the bulletin said, and went on: This only brings us constantly exposed to U.S. threat once again to the awareness that we should have no illusions about the U.S.
    If the U.S. arms buildup and arbitrariness are allowed in south Korea, our nation will face nothing but a war. The south Korean people of all strata should wage a more daring anti-U.S. struggle to resolutely smash the adventurous arms buildup moves of the U.S. war hawks that are bringing dark clouds of a nuclear war over the territory of Korea and drive the U.S. imperialist aggression troops, the very source of aggression and war, out of south Korea.

U.S. Design to Dominate World with Nukes Ridiculed

    Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- It is a daydream for the U.S. bellicose forces to attempt to stifle the DPRK and dominate the world with nuclear weapons and this will only lead to self-destruction, warns Rodong Sinmun Friday in a signed article. Referring to the fact that the U.S. is going ahead with its nuclear tests and the modernization of nuclear weapons, the article goes on:
    The U.S. ruling quarters are seized with the nuke-almighty doctrine that they can dominate the world with nuclear weapons as they please. That is why they are frantically pushing forward nuclear tests and the modernization of nuclear weapons.
    The U.S. has thus become the world's biggest nuclear weapons state and a country posing the greatest nuclear danger to the people. It has stockpiled at least 20,000 nuclear weapons at present.
    The U.S. warlike forces are in the process of producing smaller nukes.
    These are aimed at making limited strikes at individual targets, underground structures and very limited areas. This is a very dangerous and wicked design to freely use nuclear weapons like conventional weapons in wars of aggression to be ignited by the U.S. in the future.
    "Proliferation security initiative" proposed by the Bush administration is also aimed to go unchallenged in nukes and control the world as it pleases with its absolute nuclear edge. This is, in essence, designed to seek the nuclear monopoly and prevent other countries from having access to nuclear weapons so that they may not challenge the U.S. militarily.
    Those countries the U.S. calls "rogue states or dangerous states" are strong in their stand for independence against imperialism. The U.S bellicose forces made those countries targets of their "anti-terrorism war."
    In other words, they are keen to make those anti-imperialist and independent countries victims of their "strategy for preemptive attack."
    The DPRK is the primary target of their nuclear attack. The Korean People's Army and the people of the DPRK will further increase the country's defence capability for self-defense under the banner of Songun to cope with the evermore undisguised moves of the U.S. for a nuclear war.

Reception Hosted by DPRK Government

    Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- The DPRK government hosted a reception at the People's Palace of Culture Thursday in connection with the holding of the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Taean Friendship Glass Factory, a donation to the DPRK from the government of the People's Republic of China. Present there on invitation were the Chinese government economic and trade delegation led by Chen Jian, assistant to the minister of Commerce of China, Chinese Ambassador e.p. to the DPRK Wu Donghe, staff members of the Chinese embassy, Deng Fuquan, general manager of the Yaohua Glass General Company of China, and other Chinese guests.
    Present there were Pak Pong Ju, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, Kim Kwang Rin, chairman of the State Planning Commission, and officials concerned.
    Jo Yun Hui, minister of Construction and Building-Materials Industries, in his speech recalled the grand holding of the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the glass factory, which would stand as a symbol of the DPRK-China friendship. The ceremony was one more demonstration of the vitality of the DPRK-China friendship growing strong century after century, he added.
    The Chinese government's decision to donate the modern glass factory to the DPRK is a clear proof that China's new collective leadership attaches great importance to the China-DPRK friendship, he said, and continued:
    The glass factory will be built successfully under the deep care of the leaders of the two countries and amid the expectation of the two peoples.
    The Korean people will as ever join hands with the Chinese comrades and strive to steadily open a new phase in the DPRK-China friendly and cooperative relations.
    Chen Jian in his speech said that the Sino-DPRK friendship provided by the leaders of the old generation has steadily grown strong under the deep care of the leaders of the two countries and thanks to the common efforts of the two peoples for over 50 years, noting that China and the DPRK share the same mountain and river and has long-standing friendship.
    Recalling that Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Peoples' Congress, visited the DPRK in October last year, he said that Kim Jong Il's China visit in April this year was successful.
    The purpose of the DPRK visit paid by the delegation is to promote the comprehensive development of the cooperative relations in economy and trade between China and the DPRK, he noted.
    He expressed his expectation that the glass factory would play an important role in the DPRK's economy and stand as a symbol of friendship and cooperation between China and the DPRK.
    He said he was pleased to learn that the Korean people have overcome all sorts of difficulties in the spirit of self-reliance and fortitude and thus achieved great success in socialist construction under the leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea headed by Kim Jong Il.
    He expressed belief that the economic cooperation between China and the DPRK would become more brisk and the traditional Sino-DPRK friendship make a new greater progress under the leadership of the Communist Party of China with Hu Jintao as general secretary and the Workers' Party of Korea with Kim Jong Il as general secretary.

Military Attaches Corps Visits Sinchon Museum

    Sinchon, July 1 (KCNA) -- The military attaches corps here visited the Sinchon Museum on Thursday on the occasion of "June 25, the Day of Struggle against the U.S. Imperialists." The military attaches were briefed on the fact that the U.S. imperialist aggressors when they invaded Sinchon during the strategic temporary retreat of the Korean People's Army in the Fatherland Liberation War massacred defenseless people in the most brutal manner and they saw evidences exposing the brutality of the U.S. imperialists.
    Then they went round the former air-raid shelter of the Sinchon County Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea and the powder storehouse in Wonam-ri and observed a moment's silence after laying bouquets before the tombs of patriots, 400 mothers and 102 children.
    Abdullah Hamidi Benam, military attache of the Iranian embassy who is doyen of the corps, wrote in the visitors' book that the visit to the museum gave them a good knowledge of the crimes committed by the U.S. imperialists in Korea and Sinchon is a land of history throwing a glaring light on the crimes of the U.S. imperialists who are loud-mouthed about "defense of human rights".
    The evidences of the museum exposing the brutalities of the U.S. imperialists should be well preserved to be shown to the world people, he wrote, and added: We wish the Korean people and the People's Army who are firmly united around Kim Jong Il, supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, great achievements in their struggle.

Russian Dance Company Gives Performance

    Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- The visiting State Academic Moiseyev Folk Dance Company of Russia gave a performance at the Mansudae Art Theatre on July 1. The folk dance company comprising at least ten famous people's and merited actors and actresses proved its worth as an art organization with a long history and tradition through a high level of representation.
    The company put on the stage Russian dances such as "Summer," "Guerrillas," "Seamen's dance of Yablochko" and other colorful numbers.
    It successfully presented a Korean dance to the delight of the audience.
    Its artistes impressively represented the peculiar national emotion and traditional lifestyle of Russians and detailed aspects of their life and custom of other nations of the world in their performance.
    The performance was acclaimed by the audience.
    Among the audience were Choe Thae Bok, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, officials concerned, creators and artistes in the field of culture and arts and working people in Pyongyang.
    Also among the audience were Manager of the company Elena Scherbakova and Russian Ambassador to the DPRK Andrei Karlov.

U.S. Accused of Bringing War Planes into S. Korea

    Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- Ten odd F-117 Stealth fighter bombers of the U.S. Air Force flew into south Korea on June 29 and 30 for "training flight". These bombers will stay at a U.S. Air Force base in south Korea for several months to undergo training to invade the DPRK. Rodong Sinmun Friday views this as an indication that the U.S. scheme to invade and stifle the DPRK is being carried into practice.
    The news analyst goes on:
    While putting unjustifiable pressure upon the DPRK under the pretext of the nuclear issue between it and the DPRK caused by it, the U.S. is massively deploying reinforced war equipment of latest types in and around south Korea and staging an unbroken chain of war rehearsals for a war against the DPRK.
    On the other hand, it is hastening the transfer and relocation of its troops in south Korea.
    It must not go unnoticed that the United States has brought fighter bombers into south Korea for training to invade the north as soon as another round of the six-party talks for settling the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. ended. It is a robber-like act as preposterous as a thief crying "Stop thief!" for the U.S. to take issue with the DPRK's self-defensive military deterrent force while continuously introducing military hardware into south Korea and playing with fire.
    The DPRK is prepared to cope with any ultra-modern weapons.

New Material for Shock-Wave Reflector Made

    Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- The Nonferrous Metal Institute under the Academy of Sciences of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has made a new material of shock-wave reflector, the most important part of renal calculus crusher. According to Dr. Jang Myong Jong, who led the research team in making the materials, it fully ensures all conditions including corrosion-proof, heat-resistance, precision processing and reflection of shock-wave.
    Its production process is simple and its production cost very low, as it depends on raw materials abundant in the country and its precision processing can be easily done.
    The material makes it possible to mass-produce quality shock-wave reflectors and produce renal calculus crushers on a serial basis.
    It was highly appreciated at the recent 19th National Scientific and Technical Festival.

National Seminar Held

    Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- A national seminar was held at the People's Palace of Culture Thursday on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the demise of President Kim Il Sung. The seminar was attended by Choe Thae Bok and Jong Ha Chol, secretaries of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
    Choe Chil Nam, editor-in-chief of Rodong Sinmun, in his paper said that Kim Il Sung always lives as the great leader of the revolution, adding that his whole life was a noble one dedicated to ushering in the era of independence and achieving the country's prosperity.
    Vice-Marshal of the Korean People's Army Ri Jong San who is anti-Japanese revolutionary fighter, in his speech said that the President led the anti-Japanese war to a brilliant victory and also achieved a great victory in the last Fatherland Liberation War fought to repel the aggression of international reactionaries including the U.S. imperialists.
    The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK could defeat the formidable imperialist enemies and wrought the miracle of history because they fought, taking the President's gifted stratagem and commanding art as an all-powerful treasured sword.
    Kim Si Hak, director of Kim Il Sung Higher Party School, in his paper said that the unique idea of independence in politics, self-support in economy and self-reliance in national defence put forward by the President serves as the most correct guidelines and immutable fundamental principle for building up political and military strength and economic potential of the country and building a man-centered powerful socialist country.
    Kim Jong Suk, editor-in-chief of Minju Joson, in her speech said that the exploit the President performed by giving a successful solution to the issue of succession to the cause of the revolution is shining more brilliantly thanks to the undisputed greatness of leader Kim Jong Il who is identical to Kim Il Sung in ideology, leadership and traits.
    An Kyong Ho, director of the Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland, in his paper said that Kim Il Sung started and led the cause of national reunification and what is most important in his revolutionary exploits is that he constantly maintained the line of "One Korea" and the line of reunification by pursuing patriotic politics, kept the reunification line superior to the line of division and rallied all the Koreans under the banner of the great national unity through the patriotic politics.
    Ro Pae Gwon, chief secretary of the North Hwanghae Provincial Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, in his speech said that it is a solemn oath the army and the people of the DPRK, eternal disciples and soldiers of the President, have taken before his bier and their unshakable will to uphold Kim Jong Il's leadership with loyalty and accomplish the Juche cause of socialism.
    The speakers underlined the need for the entire party and army and all the people to build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation on this land under the banner of the unique Songun politics held high by Kim Jong Il, implement Kim Il Sung's last instructions and glorify the sacred history and tradition of the WPK and the revolution to the last.

Greetings to Polish Prime Minister

    Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- Pak Pong Ju, premier of the DPRK Cabinet, sent a congratulatory message to Marek Belka on his appointment as prime minister of Poland. Expressing belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would continue to develop on good terms in the future in conformity with the aspiration and interests of their peoples, the message sincerely wished him success in his responsible work.
    Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun sent a congratulatory message to Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz on his reappointment as Polish foreign minister.

Gift to President Kim Il Sung from Chinese Journalists' Delegation

    Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- A gift was presented to President Kim Il Sung by a delegation of the All-China Journalists Association on a visit to the DPRK. The gift was handed over to an official concerned by Lu Baokang, director of the All-China Journalists Association who is leading its delegation.

Gift to Kim Jong Il from Chinese Journalists' Delegation

    Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- Leader Kim Jong Il was presented with a gift by the visiting delegation of the All-China Journalists Association. The gift was handed over to an official concerned by Lu Baokang, director of the All-China Journalists Association who is leading the delegation.

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Rodong Sinmun denuncia maniobras de guerra de EE.UU. contra RPDC

    Pyongyang, 2 de julio (ATCC) -- Los dias 29 y 30 de junio aterrizaron en el Sur de Corea mas de 10 bombarderos tipo Stealth "F-117" de las fuerzas aereas norteamericanas para realizar "vuelos de entrenamiento". Estos aparatos permaneceran durante varios meses en una base aerea en el suelo surcoreano para librar ejercicios belicos contra la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea. Asi senala el periodico Rodong Sinmun en un comentario individual del dia 2 y continua:
    La introduccion de estas aeronaves en el Sur de Corea demuestra que la intencion de la superpotencia de aplastar a la RPDC mediante la invasion armada se esta llevando a la practica.
    Este pais norteamericano no cesa de presionar injustamente a la RPDC alegando el problema del direfendo nuclear con esta causado por si mismo, accion que coincide con la colocacion de un mayor numero de equipos belicos de punta en el Sur de Corea y sus periferias y con los incesantes ejercicios belicos en contra del Norte de Corea. Al mismo tiempo, acelera el desplazamiento y la reubicacion de sus tropas ocupantes del Sur de Corea.
    Lo cuestionable es que EE.UU. introdujo los cazas bombarderos en el territorio surcoreano para el ejercicio de agresion al Norte tan pronto como se termino una ronda de conversaciones a 6 bandas destinada a la solucion del problema nuclear entre ambos paises.
    EE.UU. coloca de continuo sus pertrechos militares en la parte Sur de la Peninsula Coreana y desarrolla ejercicios de guerra y censura atrevidamente la fuerza militar de detencion auto-defensiva de la RPDC, lo que iguala a un ladron que levanta el palo.
    La RPDC esta lista para hacer frente a cualquier tipo de armamentos sofisticados.

A Kim Il Sung le dirige presente delegacion china

    Pyongyang, 2 de julio (ATCC) -- Al Presidente Kim Il Sung le dirigio presente la delegacion de la Asociacion Nacional de Periodistas de China (ANPCh) de visita en Corea. Lu Baokang, director de la ANPCH quien preside la delegacion, lo entrego a un funcionario coreano

Funcion de Conjunto de Danza Moiseyev de Rusia

    Pyongyang, 2 de julio (ATCC) -- El Conjunto de Danza Folclorica Academica Nacional Moiseyev de Rusia actuo el dia primero en el Teatro de Arte Mansude. El Conjunto que incorpora a decenas de actores del pueblo y benemeritos dio pruebas de su alto nivel de descripcion demostrando cualidades de entidad artistica con larga historia y tradiciones.
    Los ejecutantes rusos pusieron en la escena las danzas de Rusia "Verano", "guerrilleros", "baile marino Yavlochuco" y otras piezas.
    Interpretaron bien las danzas coreanas dando alegria a los espectadores y reflejaron excelentemente los detalles de la vida tradicional y sentimientos nacionales de los pueblos de Rusia y otros paises del mundo.
    La funcion arranco efusivas ovaciones de los espectadores.
    Presenciaronla el secretario del Comite Central del Partido del Trabajo de Corea Choe Thae Bok y otros funcionarios, creadores y artistas del sector de Cultura y Arte y trabajadores de la ciudad de Pyongyang.
    Estuvieron presentes tambien Elena Scherbakova, jefa del conjunto y Andrei Karlov, embajador de Rusia en Corea.