Slovak President Supports Cause of Korean Reunification

    Pyongyang, November 10 (KCNA) -- Slovakia supports the Korean people in their efforts to reunify their country. It understands the federal formula based on one nation, one state, two systems and two governments and hopes that Korea will be reunified peacefully through dialogue and cooperation by the concerted efforts of the nation in accordance with the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration. Slovak President Ivan Gasparovic said this when receiving credentials from DPRK Ambassador e.p. to that country Ri Pyong Gap on November 4.
    Slovakia having long-standing relations with the DPRK will strive to expand and develop the bilateral relations in various fields in the future, he stressed.

S. Korean Mandarin's Anti-North Remarks under Fire

    Pyongyang, November 10 (KCNA) -- Kim Hui Sang, chairman of the Emergency Planning Committee of south Korea, at a recent international forum groundlessly pulled up the DPRK, saying that the Korean Peninsula looks like a powder magazine and the north is little short of a tinderbox. He went the lengths of asserting that it is not likely to see the ultimate settlement of the north's nuclear issue unless the system of liberal democracy is established throughout the Korean Peninsula and no one can vouch that the north would not spark off another crisis even though an agreement is reached on the nuclear issue. Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed commentary terms these extremely provocative and insulting remarks against the north and treacherous outbursts disclosing the already bankrupt anachronistic ambition to achieve reunification by prevailing over communism and absorbing the north in violation of the basic spirit of the June 15 joint declaration.
    The news analyst goes on:
    Not a few officials of south Korea have made hostile and provocative remarks against the north since the publication of the June 15 joint declaration but it is the first time that they directly cited the north as a root cause of war and openly cried out for reunification under the "liberal democratic system" at an international forum. What matters is that what he uttered reflects the stand of the south Korean authorities.
    He claimed his statement was made in his own capacity but now is the time for the south Korean authorities to publicly clarify their stand.
    It is quite obvious that Kim let loose such virulent anti-DPRK vituperation under the influence of the U.S. and the ultra-right conservative forces within the "Grand National Party" and Uri Party.
    It is deplorable, indeed, that obsessed with an anachronistic pipedream, the south Korean authorities still let such anti-communist fanatics as Kim remain in office. It is hard to expect any improvement in the inter-Korean relations unless they do away with such hostile attitude toward their fellow countrymen.
    They should apologize for having laid a stumbling block in the way of improving the north-south relations, immediately stop inciting confrontation with the north and sternly punish those responsible for this smear campaign.

Mongolian Diplomats Help Korean Farmers

    Pyongyang, November 10 (KCNA) -- Ambassador Janchivdorjyn Lomvo and officials of the Mongolian embassy here went to the DPRK-Mongolia Friendship Jongbang Co-operative Farm on Nov. 9 to help its members in farmwork. They gave helping hands to farmers in carrying sheaves of rice.
    During break they conversed and sang songs with farmers, deepening the friendship.
    The Mongolian ambassador wished the Korean people greater success in their efforts to build a great prosperous powerful nation under the leadership of Kim Jong Il and expressed the belief that the farmers there would bring about fresh innovations in agricultural production next year, which will mark the 60th anniversaries of the Workers' Party of Korea and the liberation of the country.
    The guests handed aid materials to the farm.

Repeal of NSL Demanded

    Pyongyang, November 10 (KCNA) -- The Family Movement for Realizing Democracy in south Korea (Mingahyop) reportedly held the 542nd Thursday rally in front of the National Assembly building on November 4 at which it said the "National Security Law" must be scrapped under all circumstances. The rally also drew members of the people's sit-in strike group for the total abolition of the NSL, the South Headquarters of the National Alliance for the Country's Reunification, the National Alliance for Democracy and Reunification, the Reunification Solidarity, the Society for Supporting Prisoners of Conscience of Mingahyop and other civic and public organizations and the Democratic Workers' Party.
    Then the participants moved to the front of the building of the Grand National Party and held a meeting denouncing it.
    They held that the GNP serving the United States must be dissolved first, if the NSL is to be torn up.

Koreans Called Upon to Have Strong National Self-Esteem

    Pyongyang, November 10 (KCNA) -- Koreans are a dignified nation which has glorified its history spanning five thousand years, proud of its excellence. National self-esteem is a noble spirit of the Korean nation. Rodong Sinmun Wednesday says this in a signed article.
    It goes on:
    The national self-esteem of the Korean people grew stronger as they acclaimed President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il as the leaders of the nation and the Koreans came to demonstrate its dignity to the world as a great nation blessed with the peerlessly great men.
    The national self-esteem of the Koreans means a strong spirit of national independence, the spirit of setting store by the national dignity and carving out the destiny of the nation by its own efforts, and the unshakable resolution and firm will not to allow anyone to hurt the national dignity even a bit.
    The army and the people of the DPRK won brilliant victories in the two revolutionary wars against the formidable imperialist enemies and built a powerful socialist state, independent in politics, self-supporting in economy and self-reliant in defence, despite all sorts of pressure of dominationist forces. This is a shining fruition of the spirit of national independence. The Workers' Party of Korea regarded the national character as a foundation and fully applied it to the struggle to achieve great national unity and national reunification.
    It is the national mettle of the Korean people not to allow anyone to infringe upon the sovereignty and dignity of the nation even a bit. The Korean people are fully demonstrating the national dignity and might in the great Songun era.
    Unshakable is the will of the Korean nation to settle the difficult situation prevailing on the Korean Peninsula and put spurs to the development of the national history through national cooperation.
    The U.S. is leaving no means untried to arrest the Korean nation's cause of independent reunification and realize its ambition to dominate the whole of Korea.
    The U.S. moves can never be tolerated as they are prompted by its national chauvinist tendency of looking down upon and despising the Korean nation.
    All the Koreans should have pride and self-confidence that the Korean nation is the best and strong national self-esteem that they can do anything when they get united under the banner of the Korean nation-first spirit.

New Books Off Press in DPRK

    Pyongyang, November 10 (KCNA) -- The Literature and Art Publishing House of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has brought out new novels titled "Blessing" and "the Way to the North" along with the book "Korean Music Selection for Piano" (Vols.3 and 4). "Blessing" and "The Way to the North" are based on the activities of unconverted long-term prisoners Ri Jae Ryong and Kim Yong Thae respectively.
    They show how the heroes kept to the revolutionary principle defying mediaeval torture and persistent appeasement by south Korean fascists.
    The novels raise as their ideological theme what is the secret for the unconverted long-term prisoners to overcome terrible sufferings and trials beyond human imagination. And the books expound in a profound way that it is their revolutionary conviction, obligation, conscience and ardent love for the country and the nation. They also stress that it is thanks to the trust in and love for them of the fatherland and nation, kith and kin and the deep care of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il.
    In "Blessing" the hero who had been regarded as "human scum" and "old bachelor" owing to electric and other brutal torture, began living a happy life as the father of Chuk Bok (blessing) after being sent to the north of Korea.
    The third volume of the musical book carries 18 pieces of music for piano solo based on famous songs and folk songs and the fourth 30 pieces based on children's songs and folk songs.

Mt. Kuwol Natural Reserve of DPRK

    Pyongyang, November 10 (KCNA) -- The Mt. Kuwol natural reserve in the central part of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea was inscribed on the list of international sanctuaries according to the decision of the 18th meeting of the International Coordinating Council for Man and Biosphere Programme of the UNESCO held in Paris on October 29. The reserve, which abounds with flora and fauna and is endowed with beautiful scenery, includes Mt. Kuwol, one of the six famous mountains in Korea, an agricultural area and a migratory bird sanctuary in Unryul.
    Growing in the reserve are more than 600 species of plants including pine, oak, chestnut, gingko, Evodia daniellii and Fagara schinifolia and various species of shrubs and vine plants. Among them are 86 species of arbor.
    It also has a rich flora as northern and southern plants are growing there.
    One can see Abies nephrolipis, Picea jezoensis, Pinus koraiensis growing in the upper part of Mt. Kuwol, Elaeagnus umbellata, zelokova, silk-tree, Smilax china, caragana and others in the waist and at the foot of the mountain and Forsythia ovata, indigenous to Korea, in deep valleys.
    Also thriving in the mountain are over 90 species of edible herbs including aralia shoots, broad bellflower and Aster scaber, and 30-odd medicinal herbs including astragalus and Bupleurum scorzoneraefolium.
    Meanwhile, there are in the reserve more than 30 special sunspecies of animals including Korean water-deer, wild boar, hare, fox, hedgehog, squirrel, and some 100 species of useful birds including black woodpecker, green woodpecker, broad-billed roller, pheasant, fern owl and scops owl.
    More than 30 kinds of fish including Moroco oxycephalus, minnow and bullhead, hundreds of species of butterflies including yellow swallowtail, Apatura ilia schifferiiller, and some useful insects including red ant live in the reserve.
    There is a habitat for Rana coreana of Mt. Kuwol.
    The abundant and useful animal and plant resources of the Mt. Kuwol natural reserve have been well protected and propagated thanks to the correct nature-protecting policy of the Workers' Party of Korea.

Kim Yong Nam Greets Angolan President

    Pyongyang, November 10 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, received credentials from Carlos Frota, new Portuguese ambassador e.p. to the DPRK, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today. Present there was Kung Sok Ung, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs.
    Kim conversed with the ambassador after receiving the credentials.

Kim Yong Nam Receives Credentials from New Portuguese Ambassador

    Pyongyang, November 10 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, sent a message of greetings to Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, president of Angola, on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of its independence. Kim in the message wished the president and people of Angola greater success in their work for the national unity and the lasting peace and development of the country and expressed the conviction that the ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries would continue to grow stronger in the mutual interests.

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Dignidad nacional es noble espiritu de nacion coreana

    Pyongyang, 10 de noviembre (ATCC) -- La nacion coreana ha creado la historia de 5 milenios enorgulleciendose de su propia superioridad. Es por eso que la dignidad nacional es el noble espiritu de la nacion coreana. Senala asi el diario Rodong Sinmun, en un articulo individual insertado en la edicion del dia 10 y continua:
    La dignidad nacional del pueblo coreano se ha puesto de pleno manifiesto bajo la sabia direccion del Presidente Kim Il Sung y del Dirigente Kim Jong Il. La nacion coreana obra con dignidad enorgulleciendose de tener a los grandes hombres simpares.
    Tambien, es el firme espiritu independiente nacional que aprecia la dignidad nacional y forja por su propia fuerza el destino de la nacion, y es la firme voluntad y disposicion de no perdonar nunca la molestacion de la dignidad nacional.
    El ejercito y el pueblo de Corea consiguieron la brillante victoria en las dos guerras revolucionarias contra los imperialistas poderosos y construyeron una gran potencia socialista con la independencia, autososten y autodefensa frustrando toda la presion dominacionista, lo cual es un orgulloso exito del espiritu de independencia nacional.
    El Partido del Trabajo de Corea materializa firmemente la nacionalidad tomandola por base en la lucha por la gran unidad nacional y la reunificacion de la patria.
    El pueblo coreano no perdona jamas acciones dirigidas a desvirtuar en lo minimo la soberania y la dignidad nacionales. Ostenta con mas vigor la dignidad y el poderio nacional en la gran epoca del Songun (priorizacion militar).
    Es inconmovible la voluntad de la nacion coreana de vencer las dificultades creadas en la Peninsula Coreana con la fuerza de cooperacion nacional e impulsar la evolucion de la historia nacional.
    Ahora, los Estados Unidos no reparan en los medios y metodos para impedir la causa de la reunificacion independiente de la nacion coreana y realizar una ambicion dominacionista sobre toda Corea.
    No podemos perdonar jamas las maquinaciones chovinistas de EE.UU. tendentes a menospreciar a la nacion coreana. Todos los coreanos deben tener el gran orgullo y la firme dignidad nacional de que podemos hacer cualesquir cosas al unirse bajo la bandera de dar prioridad a la nacion coreana.

Rodong Sinmun refuta perorata de un individuo

    Pyongyang, 10 de noviembre (ATCC) -- Recientemente, el llamado "presidente del Comite de Planificacion de Emergencia" del Sur de Corea, en un "debate", dijo que "la Peninsula Coreana es un polvorin y el Norte de esta es igual a una mecha", "parece imposible la solucion definitiva del problema nuclear del Norte a menos que se establezca la democracia liberal en toda la extension de la Peninsula Coreana", "aunque se logre un acuerdo sobre el problema nuclear no hay garantia de que el Norte de Corea deje de crear otra crisis". Esto es un insulto y provocacion llena de maldad contra la RPDC y acto criminal antinacional que contraviene frontalmente al espiritu fundamental de la Declaracion Conjunta del 15 de Junio y que pone al desnudo la anacronica ambicion de la "Reunificacion basada en la victoria sobre el comunismo" y "Reunificacion mediante la anexion del Norte al Sur".
    Asi senala el diario Rodong Sinmun en un comentario individual del dia 10 y continua:
    Despues de la publicacion de la Declaracion Conjunta del 15 de Junio, no pocas personas en autoridad surcoreana profirieron ya palabras hostiles e irritantes contra la RPDC. Pero el problema estriba en que la perorata del individuo arriba mencionado representa la posicion de las autoridades surcoreanas.
    Aunque este tipejo dijo que lo habia pronunciado en "calidad privada" ha llegado el tiempo de que las autoridades surcoreanas deben patentizar oficialmente su posicion. Es indudable que la perorata de Kim Hui Sang tiene que ver con la instigacion de EE.UU. y la voluntad de las fuerzas conservadoras derechistas del "Partido Hannara" y el gobernante "Partido Uri".
    Mientras las autoridades surcoreanas presas de vana ilusion no renuncien su actitud hostil al Norte al insuflar a los fanaticos anticomunistas como Kim Hui Sang, jamas se podra lograr la mejora de las relaciones Norte-Sur. Las autoridades surcoreanas deberan pedir disculpa por el gran escollo que colocaron en la mejora de las relaciones Norte-Sur, poner inmediatamente fin a sus maniobras de confrontacion con la RPDC y castigar severamente a los culpables.

Zona de proteccion natural de monte Kuwol

    Pyongyang, 10 de noviembre (ATCC) -- A tenor de la resolucion aprobada en la 18a reunion del Consejo Internacional de Coordinacion del Programa del Ser Humano y la Biosfera sujeto a la Organizacion de las Naciones Unidas para la Educacion, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO), sesionada el 29 de octubre en Paris, la zona de proteccion natural del monte Kuwol en la region central de Corea fue registrada en calidad de franja de proteccion de la biosfera internacional. La zona catalogada recientemente por la UNESCO abarca el monte Kuwol, uno de los 6 montes mas famosos de Corea, sus areas perifericas de produccion agricola y la franja de proteccion de aves migratorias de Unryul.
    Alli se puede disfrutar de un panorama natural muy pintoresco y hay abundantes recursos de la flora y la fauna.
    Entre ellos figuran pinos, encinas, castanos, gingkos, Evodia daniellii, Zanthoxylum schinifolia y otros arboles espigados y arbustos, enredaderas, hierbas que forman parte de mas de 600 variedades de la flora, de ellas 86 arboles espigados.
    La flora de esta zona la completan muchas especies de arboles de las regiones septentrional y meridional.
    En la cima del monte Kuwol crecen Abies nephrolepis, picea, pino pinonero, mientras al pie y en la ladera abundan Elaeagnus crispa, Zelkova serrata, Albizia julibrissin, Smilax faurei, espantalobos.
    Ademas, llaman la atencion mas de 90 generos como retonos de aralias, campanulas, Aster scaber y otras hierbas comestibles del monte aparte de mas de 30 plantas medicinales como Astragalusmembranaceus, etc.
    De otro lado, habitan mas de 30 especies de animales, entre otros, Hydropotes inermes, jabali, liebre, zorro, erizo y ardilla comun y mas de 100 variedades de pajaros bonitos y utiles como pajaros carpinteros negros y verdes, Eurystomus orientalis abundus, faisan, Otus scops linnaeus, etc.
    En las aguas cristalinas crecen mas de 30 variedades de peces como Erythroculter oxicephalus, Pseudogobia esocinus, Cottus poecilopus y en el aire vuelan centenares de especies de mariposas, de ellas macaones pequenos y amarrillos y las mariposas de 5 colores. En tanto, en el suelo andan atareados hormigas rojas y otros muchos insectos utiles.
    Especial referencia merece el habitat de ranas de pequeno tamano del monte Kuwol, de valor de patrimonio natural.
    Gracias a la correcta politica de proteccion natural del Partido del Trabajo de Corea, estos recursos naturales se protegen y se reproducen.