Round Table Talks Held in Czech Republic

    Pyongyang, December 2 (KCNA) -- Round table talks took place in Prague on Nov. 24 on the occasion of the 13th anniversary of leader Kim Jong Il's assumption of the supreme commandership of the Korean People's Army. Jaroslav Kafka, chairman of the Czech Group for the Study and Application of the Juche Idea, introduced the great successes made by the Korean people in the revolution and construction, noting that they are the fruition of the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il.
    Pointing out that he unrolled the Songun policy, with a deep insight into the demand of the prevailing situation and revolutionary development, the chairman said that the policy is the most unique political mode as it enables the people to defend the dignity of the country and nation and push ahead with socialist construction by their own efforts despite the complicated international situation.
    On the same day similar round table talks were held under the sponsorship of the District 4, Prague, Committee of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia.

Romanian Ambassador Hosts Reception

    Pyongyang, December 2 (KCNA) -- Eugen Popa, charge d'affaires ad interim of the Romanian embassy here, hosted a reception at the Taedonggang Club for the Diplomatic Corps on Wednesday evening on the occasion of the national day of Romania. Present on invitation were Kung Sok Ung, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Kim Yong Jae, vice-minister of Foreign Trade, Hong Son Ok, vice-chairperson of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, officials concerned, diplomatic envoys of different countries and representatives of international organizations here.
    Staff members of the embassy were present.
    Speeches were made there.

Continued Protest of S. Korean Workers

    Pyongyang, December 2 (KCNA) -- The struggle of the south Korean workers for repeal of the evil law of labor has continued, according to south Korean KBS. The "Korean Confederation of Trade Unions" went on a general strike on November 26 and held a rally on November 29 with representatives of trade unions under it and hardcore unionists attending in front of the National Assembly building in Youido, Seoul.
    The organization threatened that it would go on an all-out general strike on December 2 if the bill on the protection of part-time job is passed through the National Assembly.
    The "Federation of Korean Trade Unions," too, held a vowing rally in front of the National Assembly building on the same day.
    The organization warned that the government and the National Assembly would face a strong protest and struggle of workers in case they do not withdraw the bill on the protection of part-time job and the special bill on the Government Employees Union at once.
    Meanwhile, part-time workers under the confederation have been waging a sit-down strike on a crane at the construction site within the National Assembly building from November 26 in demand of the withdrawal of the discrimination against part-time job.

Rally for Withdrawal of U.S. Troops Held in S. Korea

    Pyongyang, December 2 (KCNA) -- The Reunification Solidarity for the Implementation of the June 15 South-North Joint Declaration and Peace in the Korean Peninsula in south Korea reportedly held a rally in front of the "National Assembly" building in Youido, Seoul, on November 27 to vow an all-out struggle for the withdrawal of the U.S. forces. The resolution read out at the rally charged that the United States has worked out a strategy to bring the north to a collapse including the "North Korean Human Rights Act," openly seeking to force it to submission, and that the U.S. troops in south Korea are now being relocated in the direction of preparing a preemptive attack on the north.
    Branding the United States as the principal criminal threatening the independence and peace of this land, the resolution said: "Let us fight with might and main to get the U.S. troops completely withdrawn and put an end to the relationship with the U.S. which is trying to force a war".

Hunger Prayer of S. Korean Christians

    Pyongyang, December 2 (KCNA) -- Members of an organization under the south Korean Christian Presbyterian Council reportedly called a press conference in Seoul on November 29 and declared that they were going on a hunger prayer and would persist in it till the "National Security Law" would have been abolished. At the press conference Rev. Kim Tong Won, chairman of the Christian Presbyterian Council, accused the right-wing conservatives of opposing the abolition of the NSL, an obstacle to reunification, saying the Korean nation should achieve reunification by itself without help from outside.
    The organization stated it would go on a sit-down strike at the people's sit-down ground in front of the "National Assembly" building on December 12 together with the Headquarters of the Christian Movement for the Abolition of the NSL.
    Meanwhile, members of the south Korean Catholic Priests Council for Justice held a candlelight cultural event for the complete repeal of the NSL in front of the Myongdong Cathedral on November 23 together with figures of civic and public organizations and students.

Rodong Sinmun Calls for Struggling On, Guided by WPK's Idea and Line

    Pyongyang, December 2 (KCNA) -- The DPRK has won one victory after another despite the constant moves of the U.S. imperialists against it because the Korean people have been guided by the idea and line set out by leader Kim Jong Il. Their faith in the idea and line is unbreakable as it is growing stronger with the passage of time. Rodong Sinmun Thursday says this in an editorial. Pointing out that the validity, scientific accuracy, truth and tremendous vitality of his idea and line including the policy of building the Party, the state and the army and the policy of building economy and culture have been clearly testified to during the scores of years-long arduous struggle, the editorial continues:
    The Korean people's firm faith in the idea and line of the Workers' Party of Korea serves as an ideological and moral dynamic enabling them to cast in their lot with the headquarters of the revolution to the last.
    The era of Songun is the times when Kim Jong Il's idea and line are fully embodied in every field. Only when one accepts his idea and line as an unshakable faith and devotes one's all to their victory can one glorify the era as a genuine revolutionary soldier and comrade of the leader.
    This fixed faith enables the Korean people to highly display the revolutionary spirit of devotedly implementing the plans and intentions of the Party.
    Underlying the Korean people's heroic struggle to devotedly materialize the plans and intentions of their leader in the spirit of going through thick and thin is their unshakable faith in Kim Jong Il's idea and line. They have enshrined through their long life experience the faith that the way indicated by Kim Jong Il is entirely right and they can always emerge victorious when they do as taught by him.
    The Korean people should continue advancing dynamically as guided by their faith and build without fail a great prosperous powerful nation of Juche on this land where everything will flourish and everybody will live with nothing to desire more.
    The editorial calls on all the officials and working people to firmly arm themselves with the idea and line of the WPK and dedicate themselves to the struggle to materialize Kim Jong Il's Songun idea and Songun revolutionary line.

Revolutionary Party Ever-victorious under Banner of Songun

    Pyongyang, December 2 (KCNA) -- The DPRK is making a forceful march toward a high peak in the building of a great prosperous powerful nation in the teeth of severe tests of history, and its secret lies in that the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) is keeping a tight hold on Songun politics, regarding it as a treasured sword of invincibility, declares Rodong Sinmun Thursday in an article. Its author says:
    It is the party which sets out a correct line of struggle, strategy and tactics corresponding to the circumstances of the times and requirements of the developing revolution and which leads the revolution and construction to victory by strengthening the driving force of the revolution and arousing the revolutionary enthusiasm and creative zeal of the popular masses. No other social and political organization can hold the position and play the role of the Party, the general staff of the revolution, in its stead.
    The Songun era is a new era of history in which the People's Army pushes forward the revolution and construction as the pillar and main force of the revolution. Now the position and role of the army in accomplishing the cause of socialism are exceptionally high. In response to the requirements of the developing revolution at this stage, the WPK is leading the Korean revolution to victory under the banner of Songun.
    The WPK is firmly defending the sovereignty of the country and the nation by strengthening the army.
    Today when the anti-imperialist military front is the main front in deciding the rise and fall of the country, the nation and socialism, the WPK is setting forth the reinforcement of the arms as the most important state affair and channeling greatest efforts to strengthening the army into invincible revolutionary armed forces. It is solving all the issues on the principle of giving priority to the military affairs and firmly establishing the commanding system of the party in the army as demanded by the line of the Songun revolution, thereby training its officers and men into ones strong in idea and faith.
    The WPK is also solidifying the driving force of the revolution like bedrock with the People's Army as its main force and keeping socialist construction in constant upswing with the might of revolutionary soldier spirit.

Day of Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces Observed

    Pyongyang, December 2 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Thursday dedicates an article to the 48th day of the Cuban revolutionary armed forces. Recalling that scores of Cuban revolutionaries aboard the ship Granma landed in Oriente Province on December 2, 1956 and fought a bloody battle against the enemy forces from the start, the article says:
    The Cuban revolutionaries built a base and intensified the armed struggle under the guidance of Fidel Castro. The Cuban resistance fighters at last went over to an active attack on the pro-U.S. Batista fascist junta in August, 1958. They made an assault upon Havana on January 1, 1959, toppling the Batista dictatorial regime and winning a victory in the revolution. And a genuine people's government, the first of its kind in Cuba's history, was set up in February 1959.
    Since the victory of the revolution the Cuban people have advanced along the road of building a free and new society and socialism.
    They have keenly felt that the army alone can firmly protect the sovereignty of the country, happiness and socialism and made great efforts to increase the military power as they have built socialism in face of the U.S. vicious moves against Cuba.
    The Cuban party and government set 2004 as a year of winding up the military preparations. They have adopted the idea of giving importance to the military affairs as a basic policy and have channeled great efforts into increasing the national defense power while bolstering the combat capability of the army.
    The Communist Party of Cuba is further intensifying the ideological education among the servicepersons and people as never before as required by the prevailing situation.
    The mentality of the Cuban army and people is good and their military power is on a daily increase. Fidel Castro, supreme leader of the Cuban revolution, declared that Cuba has modern weapons and experience and armed forces prepared ideologically and in military technique strong enough to repel any aggression of the U.S., warning that if the U.S. dares attack Cuba it will suffer the most disastrous and disgraceful defeat.
    The Cuban people are highly proud of having the revolutionary armed forces loyal to the motherland and the revolution.

DPRK Preserves Historic Relics Well

    Pyongyang, December 2 (KCNA) -- The historic relics have been preserved through a nation-wide campaign in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. In November, a month for preserving cultural relics, many historic relics were repaired with the advent of winter through a mass campaign across the country.
    In Pyongyang, the Rakrang Earthen Wall was reinforced and a stone monument, explanatory board and caution sign were set up.
    A resting place for visitors has been built near the Komunmoru relics, the country's oldest primitive one, in Sangwon County, Pyongyang.
    People of Kaesong City heaped earth over mounds of more than 30 tombs, repaired roofs of over 30 historic buildings and painted 8 historic structures including the Sungyang Lecture Hall and Phyochung Monument for ten days.
    Thorough-going measures to prevent damage of historic relics by winter cold have been taken in other parts of the country including Jagang and South Hwanghae Provinces.
    A campaign was also conducted to plant trees in the historic relics areas.
    Great efforts for preserving cultural relics have been made throughout the country since Ordinance No. 35 of the President of the DPRK "On Strengthening the Work of Preserving Cultural Relics and Remains" was issued on July 11, Juche 74 (1985).

New Goat Milk Processing Method Developed in DPRK

    Pyongyang, December 2 (KCNA) -- Scientists of the Branch Academy of Light Industrial Science of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have developed a new goat milk processing method in accordance with the rapid increase of goat farms in recent years. In order to improve the taste and quality of kefir, they found three kinds of lactic acid bacteria and succeeded in converting the bacteria into powder.
    The powdered lactic acid bacilli can be kept 30 times longer than the liquid one. Five grams of powdered bacilli are enough for more than a ton of kefir.
    They also developed a method of separating microorganisms with milk-curdling enzyme from natural things, extracting rennet from the microorganisms and settling and powdering it.
    A test showed that a kilogram of rennet is enough to process 35 tons of goat milk and to produce 5-6 tons of cheese.
    The methods have been applied to the production of kefir and cheese at many stockbreeding farms including the Kubin Livestock Farm in Kangdong County, Pyongyang, and the Youth Goat Farm in Hamhung City, South Hamgyong Province.

Greetings to Venezuelan Foreign Minister

    Pyongyang, December 2 (KCNA) -- Foreign Minister of the DPRK Paek Nam Sun sent a message of greetings to Ali Rodriguez Araque upon his appointment as foreign minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. The message expressed the belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would continue to develop favorably in the future, too, wishing him a great success in the performance of his new duty.

Gift to Kim Jong Il from UNGA President

    Pyongyang, December 2 (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, was presented with a gift by President of the UN General Assembly Jean Ping, minister of State and concurrently minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Francophone of Gabon. The gift was handed to the DPRK ambassador to China by the Gabonese ambassador to the country on Dec. 1.

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Rodong Sinmun aboga por defender idea y linea del PTC

    Pyongyang, 2 de diciembre (ATCC) -- Pese a las virulentas e incesantes maniobras de los imperialistas norteamericanos, la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea avanza por el sendero de victorias siempre gracias a la idea y linea del Dirigente Kim Jong Il que nos guian sin desviaciones. Por esta razon, la confianza del pueblo coreano en ellas se hace cada dia mas firme e inquebrantable. Comienza asi un editorial aparecido en la edicion del dia 2 del diario Rodong Sinmun y prosigue:
    La justeza, cientificidad, veracidad e inagotable vitalidad de la idea y lineas acerca de la edificacion del partido, estado, ejercito, economia, cultura, etc. presentadas por el Dirigente han sido comprobadas en la prolongada y ardua lucha de varios decenios.
    La fe segura del pueblo coreano en ellas deviene el motor ideo-espiritual que lo lleva a compartir hasta el final el destino con la Direccion de la Revolucion.
    La epoca del Songun (priorizacion militar) de hoy es el tiempo en que se materializan globalmente la idea y la linea del Dirigente Kim Jong Il. Entonces, tomarlas por la conviccion invariable y hacer todo lo posible por llevarlas a efecto es el camino de glorificar la epoca del Songun como los autenticos soldados y camaradas revolucionarios de el.
    Esta absoluta confianza permite dar de pleno manifiesto el espiritu revolucionario de la materializacion a ultranza de ellas en la lucha por cumplir el proposito y la intencion del Partido del Trabajo de Corea.
    En esta fe esta fundada la lucha heroica del pueblo coreano que no vacila en lanzarse al agua y fuego para materializar a costa de la vida el proposito y la idea de su Dirigente. Durante larga trayectoria de su vida, el pueblo coreano experimento en carne propia que todas las orientaciones del Dirigente son del todo justas y quienes se guian por estas salen siempre victoriosos.
    Por lo tanto, debemos seguir luchando con dinamismo con esta confianza por construir sin falta en la tierra patria una gran potencia del Juche donde prospere todo y todo el pueblo pueda vivir sin envidiar nada a nadie.
    Todos los funcionarios, militantes del partido y otros trabajadores deben armarse mas firmemente con la idea y linea del PTC y consagrar todo lo suyo a la lucha por materializar la idea y la linea revolucionaria del Songun del Dirigente Kim Jong Il.

Conservacion de vestigios y reliquias de Corea

    Pyongyang, 2 de diciembre (ATCC) -- En Corea se da atencion de toda la sociedad a la conservacion de los vestigios y reliquias historicas. En noviembre pasado "Mes de proteccion de vestigios culturales" numerosos objetos del pais fueron reparados y arreglados conforme a las peculiaridades estacionales por el entusiasmo patriotico de vastas masas.
    En la ciudad de Pyongyang se dio toque final a la labor de arreglar la parte interior de la muralla de barro de Rakrang, reforzarla e instalar nuevas placas de senal, de explicacion y de cuidado.
    En alrededores de la famosa reliquia primitiva Komunmoru del distrito de Sangwon de la ciudad de Pyongyang fue construido especificamente un centro de descanso para los visitantes.
    En la ciudad de Kaesong se realizaron en mas de 10 dias las labores para cubrir de tierra al castillo de Kaesong y mas de 30 tumbas, reparar techos de mas de 30 reliquias y pintar con colorante tradicional Tanchong a 8 edificios incluidos el colegio Sungyang y la lapida de Phyochung.
    En las provincias de Jagang y Hwanghae del Sur y otras regiones del pais se tomaron medidas estrictas para evitar el deterioro de los vestigios y reliquias por el frio de la estacion invernal.
    Al mismo tiempo se desarrollo la repoblacion forestal en los lugares donde se hallan las reliquias culturales para convertirlas en objetos de eterna duracion.
    Desde el 11 de julio del 74(1985) de la Era Juche en que se dicto la orden No. 35 del Presidente de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea "Para reforzar la conservacion de los vestigios y reliquias culturales", esta labor se desarrolla con mas animacion bajo la atencion de todo el pais.

Nuevo metodo de elaboracion de leche de cabra

    Pyongyang, 2 de diciembre (ATCC) -- Los cientificos de la Academia de Ciencia de Industria Ligera de Corea crearon por cuenta propia un nuevo metodo de elaboracion de leche de cabra que permite hacer corresponder al brusco incremento de las granjas ganaderas especializadas en este animal. Ellos extrajeron nuevas tres especies de bacterias lacticas capaces de asegurar en un nivel alto el sabor y la calidad de kefir y complementaron el metodo de pulverizar las bacterias lacticas extraidas.
    Esta nueva cepa de fermento pulverizada tiene el periodo de conservacion 30 veces mas largo que las cultivadas en liquido y 5 gramos de esta cepa de fermento son suficientes para producir mas de una tonelada de kefir.
    Ademas acabaron de completar el metodo de separar los microbios de alta productividad y cultivarlos y el de extraer, sedimentar y pulverizar la enzima de coagulacion.
    Con un kilogramo de enzima de coagulacion se puede elaborar 35 toneladas de leche de cabra para producir 5 o 6 toneladas de queso.
    En la actualidad, la granja pecuaria de Kubin del distrito de Kangdong de esta capital, la granja de cabras Juventud de la ciudad de Hamhung y otras unidades de produccion ganadera del pais normalizan la produccion de kefir y queso con dichas bacterias lacticas pulverizadas.