Day of Victory in Korean War Observed

    Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- Meetings and special lectures were held in Nepal, France and Democratic Congo from July 12 to 27 on the occasion of the 51st anniversary of the victory of the Korean people in the great Fatherland Liberation War. Speeches were made at the meetings.
    Bishnu Bahadur Manandar, general secretary of the Central Executive Committee of the Nepal Communist Party (United), in his speech said the Korean people defeated the U.S. imperialists in the 1950s, demonstrating their might. This century, too, they are winning one victory after another in the confrontation with U.S. imperialism styling itself the world's only superpower, thus emerging the greatest nation, he added.
    The secretary general of the Nepal World Peace Committee noted that President Kim Il Sung inflicted upon the U.S. imperialists the first defeat in their history in the 20th century. Leader Kim Jong Il will force them to sustain a final ruin in the 21st century, he added.
    Jean Marie Lambret, chief of the French Group for the Study of the Juche Idea, said that the U.S. is constantly threatening socialist Korea after working out a scenario for a war of aggression against it under the pretext of the nuclear issue. He urged the U.S. imperialists to know well that they can never subjugate socialist Korea steadfastly pursuing an independent policy and that the DPRK is invincible as its army and people are united as one.
    Otete Gaston Mboyo, chairman of the National Committee of the Genuine Lumumbist Patriotic Party of Democratic Congo, in a lecture referred to the historical significance of the Korean people's Fatherland Liberation War. He emphasized that Kim Jong Il has achieved great successes in increasing the national defence capability and building a great prosperous powerful socialist nation despite the U.S. imperialists' persistent moves for a new war and their nuclear racket.
    A congratulatory message to Kim Jong Il was adopted at the meeting in Nepal.

Nicaraguan President Supports Fighting Cause of Korean People

    Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolanos Geyer, when receiving credentials from Ri Kang Se, new DPRK ambassador e. p. to the Republic of Nicaragua, expressed the belief that the efforts of the Korean people for the building of a prosperous society and national reunification would certainly bear fruits. Hoping for the peace and stability of the Korean peninsula, the president stressed that the peace of the peninsula was maintained these days by the efforts of the DPRK.
    He expressed the hope that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would develop to a higher level.

"Ulji Focus Lens 04" Joint Maneuver Announced

    Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- The south Korea-U.S. "Combined Forces Command" on August 4 announced that the "Ulji Focus Lens 04" joint military drill would be staged, according to foreign press reports. Units of the U.S. forces present in south Korea, south Korean army and some units of the U.S. forces overseas will take part in the war game covering the period from August 23 to September 3, which is aimed at "assessing and improving the performance of the joint action."
    The U.S. is bent on extremely reckless and dangerous military exercises to plunge the Korean peninsula into a nuclear holocaust, while maliciously pursuing a hostile policy towards the DPRK.

Second World Congress of Korean Studies Closes

    Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- The Second World Congress of Korean Studies closed in Pyongyang on Thursday. Prior to the closing ceremony panel discussions continued.
    Introduced at the panel discussions were the academic successes and experience gained in researches into issues arising in studying time-honored history and culture of the Korean nation spanning five thousand years, adhering to and inheriting and developing the excellent ideological wealth and cultural tradition created by the Korean people.
    The participants discussed a lot of academic issues arising in accurately grasping and studying the modern history of the Korean nation including the foundation of the Juche idea, the originality and justice of the great Songun politics, the benevolent politics based on the idea, the line of economic construction and the line of scientific, educational and cultural construction in the Songun era, tasks and ways to achieve national reconciliation, unity and reunification of the nation as required by the era after the publication of the June 15 joint declaration.
    A closing meeting was held at the congress.
    Thae Hyong Chol, president of the Academy of Social Sciences, in his speech at the closing meeting called upon all the participants to further intensify the study of Koreanology based on the successes and experience achieved at the congress and thus creditably fulfill their mission and duty as intellectuals in the era of reunification who guarantee national reconciliation, cooperation and reunification with knowledge and lead them with brush.
    Then followed speeches by Sergey Kurbanov, director of the Center for Korean Language and Culture of Faculty of Oriental Studies of St-Petersburg State University of Russia, Paek Jong Min, chairwoman of the Korean American Women Artistes and Writers Association, and Kim Hwa Hyo, chairman of the Association of Korean Social Scientists in Japan.
    A declaration adopted at the congress in the name of its participants noted that they would strive hard to make Korean studies contribute to the reconciliation and cooperation between the north and the south of Korea and to the independent and peaceful reunification of Korea under the banner of the June 15 joint declaration.
    The declaration said that they would work hard to deepen the study of the Korean history and culture so that Korean studies may help heighten the dignity and pride of all Koreans.
    Kim Jong Yong, vice-president of the Academy of Social Sciences, made a closing address at the congress.

"Women's United Grand March Team to Defend Our Rice" Formed in S. Korea

    Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- The Women's Committee of the Reunification Solidarity and the "National Federation of Woman Peasants Associations" (Jonnyonong) of south Korea reportedly held an inaugural ceremony of the "Women's United Grand March Team to Defend Our Rice" in Seoul on July 31. Yun Kum Sun, chairwoman of the Women's Committee of the Reunification Solidarity and chairwoman of Jonnyonong, said at the inaugural ceremony food is sovereignty and, if sovereignty is lost, the people will be burdened by sadness at national ruin and this is why even children have turned out in the fight to defend rice and sovereignty of this land, braving blinding heat.
    Hyon Ae Ja, assemblywoman from the Democratic Workers' Party, chided the government for its indifference to the reality of agriculture. Now the people should turn out in the fight to defend their rice, their agriculture, she said.
    The resolution read out at the inaugural ceremony declared that they were starting the "women's united grand march to defend our rice involving mothers and children" with the resolve to defend the lives of the people.

Palestinian Ambassador Hosts Reception

    Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- Shaher Mohammed Abdlah, Palestinian ambassador e.p. to the DPRK, hosted a reception at the Taedonggang Club for the Diplomatic Corps Thursday evening to mark the 51st anniversary of the victory of the Korean people in the great Fatherland Liberation War and the 59th anniversary of Korea's liberation. Present on invitation were Ryom Sun Gil, chairman of the Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea, and officials concerned.
    Speeches were made there.

Struggle against Troop Dispatch Goes On in South Korea

    Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- The south Korean authorities finally dispatched an advance contingent of the Jaitun Unit on August 3 despite strong opposition at home and abroad, according to a news report. Various circles of south Korea conducted fierce struggles in front of the training ground of the Jaitun Unit in Kwangju, Kyonggi Province, airport in Seoul and Chongwadae on August 2 and 3 to check its dispatch.
    At least 800 members of the People's Action against Troop Dispatch, the Democratic Workers' Party and students held a starting ceremony at a citizens' park in front of Kwanghwamun in Seoul and a "rally to vow to check the dispatch of the Jaitun Unit" in front of its training ground on the afternoon of August 2.
    The speakers at the rally declared that they would make strenuous efforts to check the dispatch of the unit and fight to defend the self-respect of the nation to the last.
    All the participants lay down on the ground and shouted slogans "Go stepping on us," "No troop dispatch" and "We denounce the present regime pressing the troop dispatch."
    At the end of the rally, the participants marched as far as the front gate of the unit and staged a sit-in strike demanding the unit accept the "letters of peace" to the soldiers to be dispatched, which they wrote on the spot.
    Then they held a candlelight rally there from 10 p.m.
    Holding high candlelights, the participants demanded the "government" immediately halt the troop dispatch, saying that the U.S. Iraqi war is unjustifiable.
    At the end of an all-night strike, the participants went to the airport in Seoul at the dawn of August 3 to continue the struggle to check the departure of the Jaitun unit.
    When a plane carrying the Jaitun unit took off, the participants held a rally there again with towering indignation.
    Then they moved towards Chongwadae, shouting the slogan "Let's go to Chongwadae! Down with the present regime." They called a press conference condemning the authorities for yielding to the pressure of the U.S.

U.S. Moves to Impose Another Nuclear Holocaust on Humankind

    Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- Fifty-nine years have passed since the U.S. imperialists imposed the first nuclear holocaust upon humankind. The atom bomb dropped by them on August 6, 1945 took lives of hundreds of thousands of innocent people.
    More than 100,000 Koreans who had been drafted to Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the Japanese imperialists for "compulsory labor" and "military service" were among its victims. Of them at least 50,000 were killed.
    Many people and their descendants are still undergoing sufferings.
    Successive presidents of the United States have stressed the validity and necessity of the use of nuclear weapons, taking Truman's "theory of almighty nuclear weapons" as the basis of the state politics for world domination.
    Since the Bush administration came into being, the U.S. military strategy has turned into a strategy for preemptive nuclear attack from the nuclear containing strategy, heralding a nuclear holocaust to humankind.
    In particular, the U.S. warhawks have regarded the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as the main target of forestalling nuclear attack, thus creating a dangerous situation in which a nuclear war may break out on the Korean peninsula any moment.
    The U.S. has pushed with the development of small nuclear weapons to strike the DPRK's strategic and underground targets and neutralize its combat capacity. It, which has succeeded in developing ultrahigh-speed underground penetrating missiles, is going to deploy them in south Korea before any other regions.
    It is also planning to deploy the nuclear powered carrier Stenis loaded with fighter-bombers and fighters which are tantamount to the U.S. air force in south Korea, nuclear submarines, Aegis and other battleships equipped with means of forestalling nuclear attack in the waters around south Korea in around mid-August.
    Its preparations to start a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula have reached a very dangerous stage.
    If a nuclear war breaks out in Korea, its holocaust will never be confined only to the peninsula.
    The present situation requires all the peace-loving people across the world to heighten vigilance against the U.S. reckless nuclear war moves which will bring a nuclear damage to humankind.

Quality Taekwon-Do Goods Produced in DPRK

    Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- Various kinds of quality Taekwon-Do goods and souvenirs have been produced in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea for the First International Martial Arts Games to be held in September. The Phyonghae Technical Joint Venture Corporation is mass-producing Taekwon-Do and other sports uniforms with the demand for them ever growing among local and foreign people.
    Among the products are different-size suits for Taekwon-Do trainers, players and trainees, hand and foot gloves, and knee and chest protectors.
    Trainers' title markers, grade belts and souvenirs have also been made.
    The company, which started operation in last February, has a competent technical staff and modern equipment.
    Its products are popular among Taekwon-Do players and fans in Asian, European and other countries.

Total Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from S. Korea Demanded

    Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- The U.S. "cutback" and relocation of its forces in south Korea are aimed to equip them with up-to-date means of war behind this curtain and maximize their capability for a preemptive attack on the DPRK. Rodong Sinmun Friday says this in a signed article. U.S. brasshats openly claimed that the reduction of U.S. forces in south Korea would help bolster the combat capability as south Korea would be provided with modern war deterrent, the article notes, and continues:
    The U.S. is, in actuality, stepping up its arms buildup in south Korea in real earnest.
    Under its plan to bolster its forces in south Korea announced last year the U.S. will massively introduce the latest unmanned reconnaissance planes, armed helicopters, missiles, precision guided bombs, infantry battle vehicles, electronic commanding systems and other war equipment worth more than ten billion dollars into south Korea. As soon as the plan was announced more than 20 sophisticated helicopters Longbow AH-64D were additionally deployed in units of the U.S. forces in south Korea and some of PAC-2 were replaced with PAC-3.
    This year, too, the U.S. keeps shipping into south Korea the modern combat equipment it had tested in the Iraqi war under the pretext of beefing up its war deterrent.
    The U.S. preparations for a war against the DPRK are not confined to its frantic arms buildup. The U.S. imperialists are staging all forms of war maneuvers one after another to effectively use their up-to-date war equipment for a surprise preemptive strike at the DPRK.
    The U.S. relocation of its forces in south Korea in the area south of the River Han is aimed at helping them get rid of the range of the retaliatory strike of the Korean People's Army in case they ignite a war against the DPRK.
    All these facts go to clearly prove that the real purpose of the U.S. "cutback" and relocation of the U.S. troops in south Korea is to unleash the second Korean war.
    The U.S. should totally withdraw its forces from south Korea, instead of reducing or relocating them.

Kim Yong Nam Meets Director-General of FAO

    Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly talk with Jaques Diouf, director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today. On hand was Choe Su Hon, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs who is chairman of the Korean National Committee of the FAO.

Greetings to President of Cote d'Ivoire

    Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, sent a message of greetings to Laurent Gbagbo, president of Cote d'Ivoire, on August 6 on the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the independence of the country. Hoping that the efforts of the president and the people of Cote d'Ivoire for the peace and stability of the country and national unity would be crowned with success, the message expressed the belief that the friendly relations between the two countries would continue to develop on good terms.

Yang Hyong Sop Meets U.S. Figure

    Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, met and conversed with Donald Greg, president of the Korea Associated of the United States who is former U.S. ambassador to south Korea, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Friday.

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Producen equipos de buena calidad para Taekwon-Do

    Pyongyang, 6 de agosto (ATCC) -- En Corea se aumenta la produccion de equipos de Taekwon-Do y recuerdos de buena calidad de distintos generos en visperas de la Primera Competencia Internacional de Arte Marcial programada para septiembre. En medio del creciente interes del pais y el extranjero en este deporte, la Compania Mixta Tecnica de Phyonghae produce en gran cantidad los trajes de Taekwon-Do y de deporte, equipos de proteccion de distintos generos como guantes de mano y pies, cintas protectoras de rodillas y pechos de buena calidad para los maestros, taekwondoistas y practicantes.
    Disfrutan de reputacion las marcas de grados de maestros, cintas de categoria y recuerdos.
    La compania, inaugurada en febrero de este ano, esta dotada de potentes fuerzas tecnicas y modernos equipos.
    Los productos de esta compania ganan popularidad de los taekwondoistas y aficionados a este deporte de numerosos paises, en particular de Asia y Europa.

EE.UU. quiere otro desastre nuclear contra humanidad

    Pyongyang, 6 de agosto (ATCC) -- El 6 de agosto se cumplen los 59 anos desde cuando los imperialistas norteamericanos causaron el primer desastre nuclear sin precedente contra la humanidad. En aquella fecha las bombas atomicas privaron de vida a cientos de miles de personas inocentes.
    Entre ellos, se encontraban mas de 100 mil coreanos llevados forzadamente por los imperialistas japoneses a Hiroshima y Nagasaki a titulos de "reclutamiento" y "trabajo forzado". De ellos, mas de la mitad resultaron muertos y todavia muchas personas y sus descendientes se aquejan de dolores causados por aquel flagelo nuclear.
    Los presidentes sucesivos de EE.UU. tomaron por la base de la politica estatal la "teoria de omnipotencia de armas nucleares" ideada por Truman para dominar el mundo y preconizaron la justeza y la necesidad del uso de estas.
    Peor aun, la aparicion de la administracion Bush augura las calamidades nucleares reales contra la humanidad a causa de la sustitucion de la anterior estrategia de "retencion nuclear" por la de "ofensiva nuclear preventiva".
    En particular, las fuerzas belicosas norteamericanas colocan en la mirilla de la estrategia de primer golpe nuclear a la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, por lo cual en la Peninsula Coreana se crea una grave situacion en que se puede desatar a toda hora la contienda nuclear. En estos tiempos, en EE.UU. se da gran impulso al desarrollo de miniartefactos nucleares de diseno especial para batir los blancos estrategicos y las instalaciones soterradas de la RPDC y asi inhabilitar la capacidad belica de esta. Para este fin, los imperialistas gringos que lograron desarrollar los misiles de penetracion subterranea de alta velocidad quieren ubicarlos con preferencia en el Sur de Corea.
    Ademas, a mediados de agosto, quieren emplazar en las aguas maritimas perifericas del Sur de Corea el portaaviones de propulsion nuclear ultramoderno "Stenis" con bombarderos y aviones de combate a bordo, equivalentes a todos los aparatos que poseen las fuerzas aereas de las tropas norteamericanas ocupantes del Sur de Corea, los submarinos nucleares, los Aegis y otros buques de combate de todo tipo equipados de armas para el primer golpe nuclear.
    La taimada intencion de los imperialistas gringos que tratan de acarrear un nubarron nuclear sobre la Peninsula Coreana es cada dia mas frenetica. De desatarse la contienda nuclear en Corea, el desastre no se limitara solo a la Peninsula Coreana.
    La realidad exige a los pueblos de todos los paises amantes de la paz a mantenerse alertos ante las freneticas maniobras de guerra nuclear de los imperialistas yanquis.