Kim Il Sung's Work Published in Venezuela

    Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- President Kim Il Sung's famous work "10-Point Programme of the Great Unity of the Whole Nation for the Reunification of the Country" was published in booklet by the Cantaclara Publishing House of Venezuela on July 2. The work made public on April 6, Juche 82 (1993), gives answers to all questions arising in achieving the unity of the whole Korean nation to found an independent, peaceful and neutral reunified state.

Lift of Label of "Enemy-Benefiting" Organization Demanded in S. Korea

    Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- Youth and student organizations of south Korea strongly demanded the authorities withdraw the "enemy-benefiting" label from the south Korean Council of Youth Organizations (Hanchong). The Youth and Students Solidarity for Implementing the June 15 South-North Joint Declaration in its statement on July 21 held that Hanchong is a patriotic organization struggling for democracy and independence of this land and has devotedly worked for the national reunification since the publication of the June 15 joint declaration.
    Labeling the organization as an "enemy-benefiting" organization instead of encouraging its activities is an act against the nation and reunification, the statement noted, demanding the authorities withdraw this label from Hanchong at once and repeal the "security law"(SL).
    The South Headquarters of the National Alliance of Youth and Students for the Country's Reunification (Pomchonghakryon) in its statement on July 22 said that the authorities' labeling Hanchong as an "enemy-benefiting" organization is an act of going against the aspiration of the whole nation for reunification and a dangerous move of anti-reunification forces to hamstring the process of improving the relations between the south and the north and destroy the forces for independent reunification.
    The statement demanded the authorities immediately withdraw this label from Hanchong, the South Headquarters of the National Alliance for the Country's Reunification, the South Headquarters of Pomchonghakryon and the south Korean Federation of University Student Councils and repeal the SL.
    Meanwhile, Son Jun Hyok, spokesman for the Solidarity for Implementing the South-North Joint Declaration, released a statement on July 20. The statement said that security authorities' attaching the label of "enemy-benefiting" organization to Hanchong indicates that they have become desperate in their moves to prolong the remaining days on the strength of the SL. It urged the authorities to repeal the SL which brands the fellow countrymen in the north as an enemy and aims at cracking down upon the patriotic organizations.

Greetings to President of Maldives

    Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Sunday sent a message of greetings to Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives, on its national day. The message expressed the belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would grow in scope and develop, wishing the Maldivian people prosperity and well-being.

Korean People's Struggle Supported

    Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- K. David Mafabi, director of the Political Department of the Pan-African Movement, released a statement on July 16 on the occasion of the 51st anniversary of the Korean people's victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War. He in the statement said the victory won by the Korean people in the war against the aggression of the U.S. imperialists was a victory of the progressive people across the world.
    He further said:
    The U.S., oblivious of the lesson of the Korean war, is trying to stifle the DPRK under the pretext of the "nuclear issue". The U.S. should withdraw its demand for scrapping the nuclear program first which is aimed to disarm the DPRK and accept the DPRK's proposal for "reward for freeze", the first-step measure of a package solution based on the just principle of simultaneous action.
    We positively support the Korean people in their struggle to defend the sovereignty of the country and achieve reunification.

Hunger-strike in S. Korea

    Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- Kim Hye Gyong, representative of the Democratic Workers' Party of south Korea, on July 23 held a press conference in the Public Citizens' Park of Kwanghwamun and went on a hunger sit-down in demand of the withdrawal of the decision on troop dispatch to Iraq, according to south Korean KBS. She warned that if the government forced additional troop dispatch to Iraq, it would result in the second and third cases of Kim Son Il and international isolation and stated she would continue the hunger sit-down until the decision on troop dispatch was withdrawn.

Greetings to Foreign Minister of Maldives

    Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- DPRK Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun sent a message of greetings to his Maldivian counterpart Fathulla Jameel on the occasion of the national day of Maldives. The message expressed belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would continue to develop on good terms.

S. Korean Authorities' Unethical Action Condemned

    Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- Youth and students organizations of south Korea reportedly released statements strongly demanding the authorities apologize for disallowing the Pyongyang visit of a non-governmental delegation to take part in functions to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the demise of President Kim Il Sung. The Youth and Students Solidarity for Implementing the June 15 South-North Joint Declaration in its statement on July 20 noted that it cannot repress resentment at the present authorities who committed the same crime as what the "civilian government" did in the past invoking the "security law" though the inter-Korean relations have improved since the publication of the declaration.
    The south Korean Federation of University Student Councils in a special statement on July 21 said that the authorities bedeviled the inter-Korean relations and chilled the atmosphere of reconciliation and peaceful reunification of Korea by blocking the Pyongyang visit of the above-said delegation.
    The statement urged the authorities to allow the visit of the delegation, though belatedly, and opt for abandoning the conception of "principal enemy," harmful to the implementation of the joint declaration and national unity, and repealing the "security law."
    The South Headquarters of the National Alliance of Youth and Students for the Country's Reunification in a special statement on July 22 said that the authorities can never evade the responsibility for driving the south-north relations to confrontation. It demanded the authorities admit their crime, before it is too late, make an apology in any form and by any method and actively take the road of national cooperation, not cooperation with outside forces.

Rodong Sinmun on Songun Politics

    Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- The army of Songun under the leadership of the Workers' Party of Korea is an army based on justice whose mission is to protect the nation because its aim is not to strike south Korea but to defend all Koreans from the U.S. imperialist aggression forces, their sworn enemy, who have imposed all sorts of misfortune upon them after splitting the nation, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed article. It goes on:
    The Songun politics of the WPK is sacred patriotic one which makes it possible to protect not only the system in the DPRK and the Korean people's life and dignity but peace on the Korean peninsula and the dignity and interest of the nation.
    This great politics serves as a powerful treasured sword which helps the Korean nation firmly abide by the principle of national independence in solving the reunification issue free from foreign domination and interference.
    National independence is a basic principle for the settlement of the issue of national reunification.
    The Korean nation's struggle to accomplish its cause of reunification is accompanied by confrontation with the U.S. imperialists seeking to dominate the whole of Korea, keeping south Korea under their military occupation.
    As the Songun politics firmly guarantees peace in Korea and the cause of its reunification, the Korean nation has pushed forward the process of reconciliation in the idea of "By our nation itself" despite such brigandish acts of the U.S.
    It is a policy of national unity as it helps consolidate the unity of the Juche-based patriotic forces for reunification.
    This patriotic policy for national unity represents the idea of all-embracing politics. The banner of Songun reflects noble patriotism as it calls on all the Koreans to unite irrespective of their idea, political view, religious belief, class and social sections and warm compatriotism as it underscores the need to take care of and protect all the members of the nation.
    The Songun politics calls for increasing the capability for self-defence in every way to protect all the Koreans from the moves of the U.S. imperialists for aggression.
    Many difficulties and ordeals are still lying in the way of the Korean nation struggling for its independent reunification but nothing can stem the strong trend in the era of independent reunification when the Koreans are advancing in the Korean nation-first spirit as long as the Songun politics of the WPK is in force.

Cuba Forges Ahead in Spirit of Moncada

    Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- Papers here dedicate signed articles to the 51st anniversary of the July 26 armed uprising in Cuba. Rodong Sinmun Monday says that the gun shots fired by Cuban revolutionaries in Moncada on July 26, 1953 under the leadership of Fidel Castro marked an event that heralded the emergence of socialism, a new genuine free society in Cuba.
    It goes on:
    Since the victory of the revolution the Cuban people have victoriously advanced along the road of socialism chosen by themselves despite the U.S. imperialists' ceaseless moves for aggression and blockade.
    The Cuban people united close around Fidel Castro are resolutely standing up against the undisguised moves of the U.S. imperialists against Cuba. They are firmly maintaining the anti-imperialist independent stand and faith in socialism, undeterred by any manifold difficulties and ordeals.
    This was proved by the fact that the National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba on July 1 adopted a declaration on rejecting the vicious sanctions of the U.S. imperialists to tighten blockade against Cuba and stamp out the Cuban revolution.
    Although the DPRK and Cuba are far from each other geographically, their peoples are strengthening support and solidarity for each other in their cause. The friendly and cooperative relations between the two peoples are growing stronger with each passing day thanks to their common ideology on the front of anti-imperialist struggle. This is accelerating the revolution and construction in the two countries and making contributions to accomplishing the socialist cause and the cause of global independence.
    Minju Joson Sunday said that the Korean people highly appreciate the achievements made by the Cuban people in their struggle to smash the undisguised sanctions of the U.S. against Cuba and to defend the cause of socialism, and send firm support and solidarity to them.

Day of Korean People's Victory in War

    Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- July 27 is the anniversary of the Korean people's victory in the war against the U.S. aggression. The myth about the "mightiness" of the U.S. imperialists, who had been boastful of no defeat in their 100-year-long history of war of aggression, was shattered to smithereens by the DPRK, which was founded only a few years ago.
    The Korean War (June 1950-July 1953) the U.S. imperialists started, saying that they would finish it within 72 hours, was ended with the political and moral, strategic and tactical superiority of the Korean People's Army (KPA) and people over the U.S. numerical and military technical advantage.
    The U.S. mobilized more than two million troops and latest-type military equipment in the war. Their "elite division", B-29 aircraft, the Seventh Fleet and hundreds of warships were not enough for them to win in the war.
    As soon as the war broke out the KPA started an immediate counter-attack to liberate Seoul, the stronghold of the enemy, after three days. And it easily crossed over the enemy's defence line in Kumgang and annihilated the U.S. 24th Division, a "pride" of the U.S. Army.
    A Christmas Offensive which was launched by the U.S. with five army corps for the purpose of ending the Korean war was frustrated by the KPA's tactics of second front. Even U.S. papers admitted that the defeat was unprecedented in the history of the U.S. Army.
    The U.S. used even germ and chemical weapons which had been prohibited by international law, killed innocent people at random and drove tens of thousands of servicemen from its allies into dangerous battle sites to leave them dead.
    Among the U.S. soldiers who were mobilized in the war for money were an increasing number of deserters to save their lives from defeated battles, 20,000 in the U.S. Army on a monthly average and 3,000 a day at maximum.
    In the three-year war the U.S. lost about 1.57 million troops, over 12,000 planes, more than 560 warships including the cruiser "Baltimore" and many other pieces of combat and technical equipment.
    The U.S. imperialists, who unleashed the war to invade the DPRK in its cradle, knelt down before the Korean people after suffering tremendous losses 2.3 times those in the Pacific War.
    The Korean people feel a great pride of being a heroic people who started the U.S. imperialists on the downhill.

Maritime Physical Culture Brisk in DPRK

    Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- In this hottest period of summer, an increasing number of people have enjoyed swimming in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Panwol Islet with four swimming pools on a River Taedong is crowded with at least 7,000 people every day.
    Two of the swimming pools are occupied by children from many schools in Pyongyang and the others by adults.
    The swimming pool of the Changgwang Health Complex and the wading pools in Mangyongdae and Munsu are also visited by a large number of children and people.
    Some 4,500 swimming pools of primary and middle schools across the country and more than 2,500 seaside and riverside swimming places are overcrowded with schoolchildren and people.
    A million schoolchildren enjoy swimming on a daily average.
    July and August are months of maritime physical culture in the DPRK.

Congratulatory Message to Kim Jong Il from Foreign Military Attaches

    Pyongyang, July 26 (KCNA) -- Leader Kim Jong Il received a congratulatory message from the military attaches' corps here on the occasion of the 51st anniversary of the Korean people's victory in the Fatherland Liberation War. The message was handed Monday to an official concerned by Abdullah Hamidi Benam, military attache of the Iranian embassy here, who is doyen of the corps.

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Kim Jong Il recibe carta de Cuerpo de Agregados Militares

    Pyongyang, 26 de julio (ATCC) -- Al Dirigente Kim Jong Il le dirigio una carta de felicitacion el Cuerpo de Agregados Militares en la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea con motivo del 51 aniversario del triunfo de la Guerra de liberacion de la Patria. El agregado militar de la Embajada de la Republica Islamica de Iran, Abdullah Hamidi Benam, quien preside el Cuerpo, la entrego el dia 26 a un funcionario coreano.

Venezuela: obra de Kim Il Sung en folleto

    Pyongyang, 26 de julio (ATCC) -- La Editora Cantaclara de Venezuela dio a luz el dia 2 en folleto la obra clasica del Presidente Kim Il Sung "El programa de diez puntos de gran unidad pannacional para la reunificacion de la patria", publicada el 6 de abril del 82 (1993) de la Era Juche. La obra dilucida todos los problemas de unirse toda la nacion para fundar un Estado reunificado, independiente, pacifico y neutral.

Dia del triunfo

    Pyongyang, 26 de julio (ATCC) -- El 27 de julio es el dia historico en que el pueblo coreano logro la victoria en la guerra coreana provocada por Estados Unidos. La joven Republica Popular Democratica de Corea hizo anico el mito de la "supremacia" de esta superpotencia en su historia de guerra de agresion de 100 anos.
    La Guerra de Liberacion de la Patria (25 de junio de 195 27 de julio de 1953) que desato EE.UU. con la idea de concluirla en 72 horas termino con la victoria de la superioridad politico-moral, estrategico-tactica del Ejercito Popular y el pueblo de Corea sobre la numerica y militar de las tropas yanquis.
    Los EE.UU. movilizaron en este conflicto a mas de dos millones de efectivos y los armamentos ultramodernos. Pero, la "division invencible", el avion "B-29" conocido como "baluarte del cielo" y cientos de buques de la septima flota norteamericana y la fuerza naval del Extremo Oriente lanzados a la guerra no pudieron surtir efecto tampoco.
    Tan pronto como se inicio la guerra, el Ejercito Popular de Corea paso al contraataque, libero a los tres dias de la guerra a Seul, baluarte de los enemigos, perforo facilmente la posicion defensiva del rio Kumgang de que los enemigos se calificaban de "linea inconquistable" y "segurisima posicion de lo profundo" y aniquilo en un corto tiempo la division norteamericana No. 24 que se consideraba "orgullo" de la fuerza terrestre norteamericana.
    Por la tactica del segundo frente del Ejercito Popular, la "ofensiva de Navidad" desplegada con la movilizacion de los 5 cuerpos para "concluir la guerra coreana" termino con la "derrota de dimension sin precedente en la historia de sus fuerzas terrestres", segun confesiones de sus periodicos.
    Las tropas norteamericanas se valieron hasta de las armas bacteriologicas y quimicas prohibidas rigurosamente por la ley internacional para asesinar a diestra y siniestra a los habitantes inocentes y lazaron a decenas de miles de efectivos de tropas aliadas a los lugares donde les esperaba la muerte.
    Por las derrotas sucesivas, la idea pesimista sobre la guerra predomino a los soldados norteamericanos. Asi salieron 20 mil fugitivos al mes y 3 mil al maximo al dia.
    Durante 3 anos de guerra, las tropas norteamericanas perdieron cerca de un millon 570 mil efectivos, mas de 12 mil aviones de todo genero, mas de 560 buques y barcos incluso el crucero "Baltimore", numerosos materiales y equipos tecnicos de combate.
    Los imperialistas norteamericanos que sonaban con derrotar a la RPDC en su cuna se pusieron de rodillas ante el pueblo coreano al sufrir perdidas de cerca de 2.3 veces mayores que la Guerra del Pacifico.
    El pueblo coreano que por primera vez en la historia dio inicio a la decadencia de los imperialistas yanquis celebra cada ano esta efemeride con el gran orgullo y dignidad.