Propositions from Kim Jong Il's Famous Work Introduced in U.S.

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- Ten propositions from leader Kim Jong Il's famous work "Respecting the Forerunners of the Revolution Is a Noble Moral Obligation of Revolutionaries" were introduced by the U.S. Group for the Study of Songun Politics to several anti-imperialist organizations and posted by it on Internet Joint Homepages on July 3

Plan to Erect Monument to War in S. Korea under Fire

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- The south Korean military recently staged a farce to erect a "monument to the Korean War" on Wolmi Islet as part of its commemoration of the U.S. Inchon landing operation during the war. Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed commentary observes that this criminal plan lashes all the Koreans into fury as it openly indicates the south Korean military authorities' intention to go in for war against reunification pursuant to the U.S. policy of hindering the implementation of the June 15 joint declaration.
    The commentary goes on:
    U.S. conservative hardliners are grumbling that the war hard fought by the U.S. forces is being buried into oblivion in south Korea. The pro-U.S. conservative forces in south Korea conceived the idea of erecting the monument as a last resort and through this they seek to create impression that they do not forget the solicitude shown by the U.S. but set store by the alliance with the U.S. in a bid to relieve it of its "damaged feelings."
    The south Korean military's recent farce to erect the monument is an act going against the history as it tampers with the truth of the war of aggression committed by the U.S. imperialists against Korea more than 50 years ago and an anti-national criminal act intended to bring confrontation and war to this land again swimming against the trend of the nation's history.
    The commentary urges the anti-reunification forces of the south Korean military to bear deep in mind that the war moves to incite confrontation with the DPRK are intolerable as they go against the era of reunification after the publication of the joint declaration and are intended to quell the nation's desire for independent reunification and that is little short of a suicidal act.

Rally to Vow Anti-U.S. Struggle Held in S. Korea

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- The Reunification Solidarity, the Phyongthaek Measure Committee against Expansion of U.S. Military Base and the 2004 Reunification Vanguard for the Withdrawal of Decision on Troop Dispatch to Iraq and National Cooperation against the U.S. reportedly co-sponsored a rally to vow to fight against the transfer of the U.S. military base to Phyongthaek and its expansion and for a stop to the nuclear war plot on the Korean peninsula and relocation of the U.S. forces and the withdrawal of the U.S. troops from south Korea on August 8 in Phaengsong township, Phyongthaek, Kyonggi Province of south Korea. Han Sang Ryol, permanent representative of the Reunification Solidarity, in his speech called for driving out the U.S. which menaces peace and achieving independent reunification.
    Ri Kyu Jae, vice-chairman of the South Headquarters of the National Alliance for the Country's Reunification, strongly demanded the withdrawal of the U.S. forces from south Korea, saying national cooperation is the only way out for the Korean nation.
    A letter to the U.S. forces' side was read out at the rally.
    At the end of the rally the protesters marched toward the nearby U.S. military base, shouting slogans opposing the transfer of the U.S. military base and its expansion and demanding the withdrawal of the U.S. forces from south Korea.
    Reaching the U.S. military base, they demanded the U.S. forces' side take over the letter.
    When the latter refused this, they read out the letter toward the base and burnt it in token of protest.

Meeting and Demonstration Held in U.S.

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- A meeting and demonstration of Koreans in the U.S. were reportedly held in front of the south Korean embassy in the U.S. on August 5 in protest against the south Korean authorities' troop dispatch to Iraq. They were sponsored by the Washington Solidarity for Stop to Iraqi War and Withdrawal of Decision on Troop Dispatch. The meeting released a joint statement of over 30 social organizations of Koreans in the U.S., organizations for the peace movement against war and progressive movement organizations in the U.S.
    The statement recalled that people from all walks of life in south Korea including workers, peasants, students, religionists, artistes, politicians are out in the struggle against troop dispatch to Iraq and not only the public in the U.S. but the international community are putting pressure upon the Bush administration to pull all its forces out of Iraq at an early date.
    Bush is, however, perpetuating the U.S. military presence in Iraq and mounting ceaseless attacks on it while the south Korean "government" dispatched additional troops to Iraq despite actions of people from all walks of life against it, it noted.
    Koreans and organizations for peace against war and progressive movements in the U.S. have launched the struggle against the Iraqi war and for the withdrawal of the decision on troop dispatch against this backdrop, it said, declaring that they would carry on the just struggle to check the troop dispatch which invites death and protects independence and peace till the day of its victory.
    At the end of the meeting the participants staged a demonstration in protest against the dispatch of south Korean troops to Iraq and in demand of the pullback of foreign forces from Iraq. Demonstrations will reportedly take place in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and other regions in the future.

Adventurous War Scenario against DPRK under Fire

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) --Spokesmen for the Central Committees of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League and the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea separately issued statements on August 11 denouncing the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean military for working out "operation plan 5027-04,"a new adventurous war scenario against the north, in a bid to intensify their war moves against it. The spokesman for the Central Committee of the league said the U.S. imperialists and the south Korean bellicose forces in the operation plan disclosed that they would "encircle and occupy" Pyongyang, the heart of socialist Korea, and plan to stage "Ulji Focus Lens-04" joint military exercise to mount a preemptive attack on the DPRK.
    The reality goes to prove once again that the U.S. is the harasser of peace, a source of war and the enemy of reunification and it is the only way of protecting the dignity, sovereignty and the right to existence of the nation and achieving peace and reunification to counter the U.S. imperialists' hard line with the toughest stand, he stressed.
    The spokesman for the Central Committee of the union stated that even if the U.S. steps up the arms build-up and stages frequent war exercises against the DPRK and puts military pressure upon it after working out a war scenario more dangerous than the "operation plan 5027-04" they can neither frighten nor invade the DPRK as long as it holds the great brilliant commander, guided by the idea of Songun, and has matchless Songun army capable of beating back any aggression at a single stroke and the unity of the army and people in mind more powerful than a nuclear weapon.
    If the U.S. imperialists ignite a new war despite the repeated warnings of the DPRK, it will never miss the golden chance to wipe out the U.S. imperialist aggressors to the last one with their pent-up wrath and resentment and the determination to take revenge upon them that has grown strong generation after generation, he stressed.

DPRK Vocalists Successful at International Concours

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- Female contralto Paek Mi Yong and male bass Kim Ki Yong of the DPRK won first prizes at the third Taurinoba International Lyric Song Concours in Italy. Competing at the concours from August 5 to 8 were more than 30 excellent vocalists from various countries including the DPRK, Italy and Japan.
    The Jury was deeply moved by their singing, the female singer successfully presenting the song with her distinguished artistry and the male singer with his peculiar rich volume of voice.
    Certificates of first prize were awarded to Paek Mi Yong and Kim Ki Yong at the awarding ceremony on August 8.
    At the concert of prize winners on the same day, the singers of the DPRK sang world-famous songs impressively to be enthusiastically applauded.

DPRK Friendship Order and Medal Awarded to Russian Figures

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- Friendship order and medal of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea were awarded to Russian figures with due ceremony at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on August 11. Present there were Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, officials concerned, Councilor Mikhail Vetrov and officials of the Russian embassy here and a Russian musician and his party.
    After a decree of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly was read out, DPRK Friendship Order Second Class was awarded to Stanislav Kalinin, dean of the Conduct Faculty of Moscow State Conservatory named after Tchaikovsky, and a DPRK Friendship Medal to Zoya Abolits, teacher of the Piano Faculty of the conservatory, in recognition of their devoted efforts made for musical exchange conducive to the development of friendly relations between the DPRK and Russia while supporting the Korean people in their efforts for socialist construction.

Film Show at Ministry of Foreign Trade

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Ministry of Foreign Trade arranged a film show at the Taedonggang Club for the Diplomatic Corps on August 11 on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the liberation of the country. Present on invitation were members of the foreign economic and commercial counselors' corps here. And officials concerned were together with them.
    The participants appreciated Part 20 of the Korean documentary film "For the Liberation of the Motherland" recording historical data on the fact that President Kim Il Sung accomplished the historic cause of the country's liberation by triumphantly commanding the final offensive operation to wipe out the Japanese imperialist aggressors and wisely led the work for building a new country.

Dangerous War Scheme against DPRK Lambasted

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- The south Korea-U.S. "Combined Forces Command" recently announced that the Ulji Focus Lens-04 joint military exercises will involve U.S. units present in south Korea, south Korean troops and part of the U.S. units overseas. Commenting on this, Minju Joson Thursday says:
    The command is advertising that the war game is an annual joint rehearsal aimed to assess and improve the process of the performance of joint actions.
    But it is another challenge to the DPRK which is making every possible effort to achieve peace and reunification of the country.
    The danger of the joint war game is brought into bolder relief by the fact that it is to be staged at a time when the relocation of the U.S. forces in south Korea to the south of the River Han has entered the practical stage and arms buildup is being pushed forward with extra zeal under the pretext of "filling up the vacuum".
    The U.S. strategy of preemptive attack on the DPRK is to deploy its troops in south Korea out of the range of the retaliatory strike of the DPRK and arm them with latest types of means of war to increase their maneuverability and strike power, conclude the war by blitz warfare through surprise attacks from the sky and sea and thus realize their designs of aggression.
    The projected rehearsal is not merely a repetition of the annual one but war maneuvers to round off the preparations for a preemptive attack on the DPRK.
    Needless to say, the exercises will create grave obstacles and difficulties in the development of the inter-Korean relations and the process of reconciliation.
    It is an anti-national act of trampling underfoot the spirit of the north-south joint declaration that the south Korean authorities are going to stage the war maneuvers against the north together with the United States.
    The U.S. imperialist aggression forces and the south Korean bellicose forces would be well advised to stop acting rashly, facing up to the revolutionary will of the army and people of the DPRK.

True Textbook of Life and Struggle

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- Reminiscences of anti-Japanese guerrillas are avidly being read among servicepersons and people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea with the approach of the 59th anniversary of the liberation of Korea (August 15). The reminiscences serve as a true textbook of life for the Korean people, who are striving to build a great prosperous powerful country under Songun politics.
    Reflected in them is every aspect of the immortal revolutionary activities of President Kim Il Sung, who explored a new path for liberating the country from the colonial rule of the Japanese imperialists and led the anti-Japanese revolution to victory, thus achieving the historical cause of national liberation. They also cite historical facts to show the unswerving spirit displayed by the anti-Japanese war veterans, the first generation of the Korean revolution, in guarding the leader with their lives, their steadfast anti-imperialist revolutionary spirit and revolutionary spirit of self-reliance.
    The reminiscences have played a great role in triumphantly advancing the Korean revolution.
    They started to be published in Juche 48 (1959). They have been a great mental wherewithal for the Korean people in their efforts to build a powerful socialist country, independent, self-supporting and self-reliant in national defence..
    The People's Army has carried forward the traditions of the anti-Japanese armed struggle and its political and military might has been enhanced considerably.
    These days films adapted from reminiscences have been broadcast by TV and reminiscences, true stories and experiences of anti-Japanese guerrillas serialized by mass media including Rodong Sinmun and Minju Joson.
    "Let us produce, study and live like the anti-Japanese gerrillas!" is one of the slogans held high by the Korean people in their efforts for the prosperity of the country.

Construction of Ryongchon Progresses Apace

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- The construction of the Ryongchon area has progressed apace in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea after a train explosion at Ryongchon Railway Station in April this year. The construction of 1,650 dwelling houses and about 30 public buildings is near completion.
    The finishing touch is being given to the repair of 5,500 dwelling houses and 40 public buildings and the construction of water supply and sewage facilities and roads.
    Such projects as roofing, plastering, fixing fixtures including windows and painting walls of dwelling houses, a primary school, college and dormitory, kindergarten, nursery and public catering and service facilities are going on successfully.
    The projects are followed by the construction of a water tower and a pumping station and expansion of the water reservoir.
    The Ryongchon area is changing its looks beyond recognition with each passing day thanks to nationwide assistance.

Kim Jong Il and Kim Yong Nam Greet Fidel Castro Ruz

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il, general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, and Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, sent a message of greetings to Fidel Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, president of the Council of State and president of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba, on August 11 on his 78th birthday. The message wished him good health and happiness as well as greater success in his responsible work for defending the gains of the revolution and continuously advancing the socialist cause triumphantly.

Floral Basket to Kim Jong Il

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Il received a floral basket from the diplomatic corps here on the occasion of the 59th anniversary of the liberation of the country. It was conveyed to Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun today by Palestinian Ambassador Shaher Mohammed Abdlah to the DPRK who is doyen of the corps.

Korean Ambassador to Nepal Appointed

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- Hwang Yong Hwan was appointed as DPRK ambassador e. p. to the Kingdom of Nepal, according to a decree of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly.

Kim Ki Nam Meets Chinese Party Delegation

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, met and had a talk with the visiting delegation of officials of the Communist Party of China led by Wang Weihua, deputy director of the Party History Research Centre of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Thursday. The head of the delegation said that he sincerely rejoiced over the achievements made by the Korean people in the revolution and construction by overcoming difficulties in the spirit of self-reliance and fortitude under the leadership of Kim Jong Il.
    Noting that the Sino-Korean friendship provided by the leaders of the elder generation of the two countries has great vitality, he added that this is a precious treasure cherished by the two peoples deep in their hearts.
    The new collective leadership of China with Hu Jintao as general secretary sets great store by the Sino-Korean friendship, he said, stressing that the CPC would join the Korean comrades in their every effort to steadily boost the Sino-Korean friendly ties. He sincerely wished the Korean people greater success in their work to build a great prosperous powerful nation, develop its external relations and achieve the independent reunification of the country under the leadership of Kim Jong Il.
    Present there were officials concerned and the Chinese ambassador to the DPRK.

Gift to Kim Jong Il from Chinese Party Delegation

    Pyongyang, August 12 (KCNA) -- Leader Kim Jong Il was presented with a gift by the visiting delegation of party officials of the Communist Party of China. It was handed by Wang Weihua, deputy director of the Party History Research Centre of the Central Committee of the CPC, who is heading the delegation to Kim Ki Nam, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, on August 12.

Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il Inspects KPA Sub-unit

    Pyongyang, August 12 (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 a sub-unit of KPA Unit 3882. He was accompanied by Vice-Marshal of the KPA Kim Yong Chun, member of the NDC of the DPRK and chief of the KPA General Staff, and KPA Generals Ri Myong Su, Hyon Chol Hae and Pak Jae Gyong.
    He was greeted on the spot by commanding officers of the unit and the sub-unit.
    After receiving a salute, he acquainted himself in detail with the unit's performance of duty and the combat preparations of its servicepersons.
    He set forth tasks which would serve as guidelines in increasing the unit's combat capability, greatly satisfied to learn that all the officers and men are creditably performing their guard duties with a high degree of vigilance in view of the moves of the U.S. imperialists for aggression and they have fully prepared themselves as a-match-for-a-hundred fighters equipped with a high level of military technique and combat capability by thoroughly implementing the WPK's policy of training.
    He took deep care of the service and living of the servicepersons, looking around an education room, a bed-room, a mess hall, a kitchen, a washroom, a daily provision store, an outdoor resting place and other places of the unit.
    He appreciated the efforts made by the servicepersons of the unit, greatly pleased with the fact that it has not only built good logistic facilities for their living but created excellent conditions for their entertainment.
    He spared time to watch an art performance given by servicepersons of a company of the sub-unit.
    All our servicepersons enjoy diverse and pleasant cultural life to the full, he said, adding that this stirring reality clearly proves vitality of the culture created by servicepersons in the era of Songun.
    He gave the servicepersons of the sub-unit an automatic rifle as a gift.
    He had a photo session with servicepersons of the sub-unit.

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Kim Jong Il junto con Kim Yong Nam envia mensaje a Fidel Castro Ruz

    Pyongyang, 12 de agosto (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, junto con Kim Yong Nam, presidente del Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la RPDC, envio el dia 11 un mensaje de felicitacion a Fidel Castro Ruz, primer secretario del Comite Central del Partido Comunista de Cuba y presidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros de la Republica de Cuba con motivo del 78 aniversario de su natalicio. El mensaje senala que los remitentes aprovechan esta oportunidad para formular sinceros votos por mayores exitos en la labor responsable del destinatario de defender las conquistas de la revolucion e impulsar la marcha victoriosa de la causa socialista asi como por su buena salud y felicidad.

Grupo de estudio de EE.UU. da a conocer tesis de obra de Kim Jong Il

    Pyongyang, 12 de agosto (ATCC) -- El grupo de estudio de la politica de Songun (priorizacion militar) de Estados Unidos distribuyo el 30 de julio a varias organizaciones antiimperialistas 10 proposiciones extractas de la imperecedera obra clasica del Dirigente Kim Jong Il "Tratar con respeto a los precursores de la revolucion es un sublime deber moral de los revolucionarios" y las inserto en la pagina comun Web del Internet.

Orden y medalla de amistad de RPDC a personalidades rusas

    Pyongyang, 12 de agosto (ATCC) -- Tuvo lugar el dia 11 en el Palacio de los Congresos Mansudae una ceremonia de otorgamiento de orden y medalla de amistad de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea a las personalidades rusas. En ella estuvieron presentes Yang Hyong Sop, vicepresidente del Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la RPDC y otros funcionarios coreanos, Mijail Vetrov, consejero de la Embajada de la Federacion Rusa en Corea y otros miembros de esta sede diplomatica, asi como la comitiva de musicos rusos.
    Tras darse lectura a un decreto del Presidium de la APS de la RPDC fueron otorgadas la Orden de Amistad de segunda clase de la RPDC a Stanislav Kalinin, decano de la facultad de direccion del Conservatorio Nacional Tchaikovsky de Moscu de Rusia y la Medalla de Amistad a Zoya Abolits, profesor de la facultad de piano del mismo, quienes apoyan la lucha del pueblo coreano por la construccion socialista y despliegan dinamicas actividades de intercambio musico para el desarrollo de las relaciones de amistad entre Corea y Rusia.