Photo Exhibition Marks Anniversary of DPRK-Switzerland Diplomatic Ties
Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- A photo exhibition took place on June 1 at the Chollima House of Culture on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the DPRK and Switzerland.
Among those attending the exhibition were Hong Son Ok, vice-chairperson of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries, who is chairperson of the DPRK-Switzerland Friendship Association, officials concerned and working people in the city and the delegation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland led by Rodolphe Imhoof and Rudolf Strasser, resident representative of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland in the DPRK.
Present at the exhibition on invitation were foreign diplomatic envoys and representatives of international bodies in the DPRK.
Speeches were made there.
Then the participants went round the photographs showing the Swiss people striving hard to develop the agriculture of the country and officials of the
two countries cooperating with each other in the agricultural field.
Senegalese President Wishes Korea Reunification and Prosperity
Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade expressed solidarity with the government and people of the DPRK in their efforts to defend the sovereignty and achieve the reunification of the country, wishing Korea reunification and prosperity.
He said this when receiving credentials from DPRK Ambassador Kim Pong Hui on May 27.
He said he had been deeply impressed from long ago by media reports and articles about the original ideas advanced by President Kim Il Sung and he
was marveled by the fact that the Korean people built their once backward country into a powerful one, upholding the will of their President.
The achievements of the Korean people greatly inspired African peoples and encouraged them to advance with their destiny in their hands, the president
Noting that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries were getting closer these days, he expressed the belief that they would grow in scope in the future.
International Children's Day Marked
Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- Korean children marked the International@Children's Day with various sports and amusement games Wednesday.
Every nursery and kindergarten were beautifully decorated with stringed@miniature flags, balloons and flowers. They were animated with children, nurses, kindergarteners and mothers in holiday best.
Pyongyangites were delighted to see children's colorful sports and amusement games held in parks, recreation grounds including the Mangyongdae Fun Fair, Mt. Taesong, Rungna Islet and Moran Hill and nurseries and kindergartens in Pyongyang.
Children presented rhythmic gymnastics and dances with flowers, ribbons and balloons to the tune of songs "We Offer Greetings to Marshal Kim Jong Il" and "Today Is June 1."
Through this they represented their happiness of growing with nothing to desire more under the benevolent care of their father Kim Jong Il, holding President Kim Il Sung in high esteem as the eternal sun.
The programs at the Kim Jong Suk Creche and other nurseries included three or four years old children's games of winning toys, running out of a ring and crossing a stone bridge, tricycle race and obstacle race.
Songs and happy laughter of the children enjoying their holiday could be heard from every nook and corner of the country from the Mubong village at the foot of Mt. Paektu to the villages near the Military Demarcation Line and remote islet villages in the East and West Seas.
Nullification of Agreement on Transfer of U.S. Military Base in Ryongsan Demanded
Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- The People for Achieving Peace and Reunification in south Korea reportedly issued a statement on May 26 in which it said the disclosure of the fact that the "government" offered more than 200,000 phyong to the U.S. forces free as sites for apartment houses for their families in the course of the negotiations for the transfer of the U.S. military base in Ryongsan lashed south Koreans from all walks of life into fury.
The statement said:
Even the shackling SOFA doesnft oblige the south Korean side to provide the U.S. servicemembers' families with facilities and sites. However, the authorities granted the U.S. troops all privileges, meeting the U.S. absurd demands.
The above-said negotiations have been controversial not only among civic and public organizations and media but in the political camp since the very outset for their unconstitutional and humiliating nature. Nonetheless, the authorities offered the U.S. troops the farmland tilled by peasants by the sweat of their brow, pulling the wool over the people's eyes.
The statement demanded a total nullification of the humiliating agreement of the above-said negotiations and a thorough probe into it for punishing those who turned their backs on the people's interests.
U.S. Introduction of F-ll7 into S. Korea Assailed
Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland issued a statement on June 1 as regards the introduction of 15 U.S. infamous F-117 Stealth fighter bombers and 250 maintenance personnel into south Korea.
This is an unpardonable provocation tantamount to turning a gun mouth to the reunification fete of the Korean nation celebrating the 5th anniversary of the historical June 15 joint declaration, the spokesman says and goes on:
The United States worked out such extremely dangerous war plan against the north as "CONPLAN 8022-02" in strict secrecy and had it approved by the defense secretary and then deployed Stealth fighter bombers, means of nuclear attack, in south Korea. This proves that the U.S. scheme of preemptive nuclear attack is systematically going over from violent words to operational plan and from the plan to the stage of military action.
All the Koreans in the north, the south and overseas are aboil with reunification fervor with the 5th anniversary of the joint declaration in the offing and they are planning to gather in Pyongyang for a grand festival for national reunification. And they are now hastening its preparations in the last stage.
At this very moment, the United States and the south Korean military authorities saw eye to eye with each other in massively hurling into south Korea Stealth fighter bombers targeted against the north in a bid to spoil the atmosphere of the festival overnight and frustrate the grand reunification festival itself.
We, in the name of the whole nation, bitterly denounce the deployment of Stealth fighter bombers in south Korea by the United States as a treasure shell of the provocation of a war against the north and the worst malicious challenge to the Korean nation and June 15.
The United States would be well advised to promptly take out of south Korea the F-117 Stealth fighter bombers and other military hardware, stop its war moves against the north and withdraw its aggression forces at an early date, pondering over the grave consequences to be entailed by its reckless war provocation scheme against the north.
The south Korean military authorities should bear responsibility for cooperating with the U.S. in bringing the Stealth planes into south Korea.
U.S. VP's Vituperation against DPRK's Supreme Headquarters Rebuked
Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday as regards U.S. Vice President Cheney's vituperation against the supreme headquarters of the DPRK:
On May 30 Cheney has gone so imprudent as to let loose vituperation against the supreme headquarters of the DPRK, once again revealing his inveterate intention not to recognize the DPRK.
Cheney is hated as the most cruel monster and blood-thirsty beast as he has drenched various parts of the world in blood.
It is the unshakable will of the people and army of the DPRK never to pardon anyone who dares hurl slanders and calumnies at their supreme headquarters but to mete out a stern punishment to him.
The DPRK has already called attention to the U.S. administration's mandarins' unabated pressurizing remarks intended to create confusion even after the May 13 New York contact at which the latter's side formally informed the former's side of its will to recognize the DPRK as a sovereign state and not to invade it. And it has since closely followed up the subsequent development.
Those remarks made by Cheney at a time when the DPRK-U.S. New York contact has kicked off in the direction of resuming the six-party talks clearly indicate his inveterate rejection of the political system in the DPRK and his intention to put the brake on the process of the six-party talks.
The remarks of Cheney, boss of the hawkish hard-liners, revealed the true colors of this group steering the implementation of the policy of the Bush administration.
We feel once again what good job we have done when we have stood in the stand-off with such hawkish hard-liners over the nuclear issue and the issue of the six-party talks.
What Cheney uttered at a time when the issue of the six-party talks is high on the agenda is little short of telling the DPRK not to come out for the talks.
The United States should clearly know that the DPRK, a dignified independent and sovereign state, has never moved under any pressure.
We are strong enough to defy the pressure.
It was none other than the U.S. that compelled the DPRK to have access to nukes. It is, therefore, quite preposterous for the U.S. to take issue with this.
Consistent is our stand to maintain the goal of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula and seek a negotiated peaceful solution to the issue. But if the U.S. persists in its wrong behavior, misjudging our magnanimity and patience as a sign of weakness, this will entail more serious consequences.
If the U.S. has a real intention to peacefully settle the nuclear issue through dialogue, it should retract its remarks such as "outpost of tyranny" and provide a justification and conditions necessary for the resumption of the talks.
Rice Transplantation at Full Swing in DPRK
Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- Rice transplantation, the most important farming process, is progressing apace in the rural communities of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The agricultural working people, officials of ministries and national institutions, office employees and workers throughout the country have all turned out to transplant rice seedlings in time.
The peasants have cultivated healthy rice seedlings in spite of unfavorable weather.
As of the end of May, North and South Hanghwae and South Phyongan Provinces, granaries of the country, have carried out over 65 percent of rice transplanting.
The peasants and helpers are hastening their work after setting themselves a goal of finishing the transplantation in the main by June 5.
Servicepersons are taking the lead in helping the rural communities.
Soldiers of the Kim Song Dok unit and other units of the Korean People's Army have been doing labor-consuming work in Yoltusamchonri field and other fields, thus making it possible to carry out the rice-transplanting at an early date.
The fields of the country are turning green day by day thanks to the devoted efforts of the peasants and helpers.
New Animal Growth Stimulant Developed
Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- The Branch Academy of Biology under the Academy of Sciences of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has succeeded in developing a new kind of growth stimulant for domestic animals to suit the actual conditions of the country.
Section chief of the branch academy Ham Jae Bok told KCNA that the test application of the growth stimulant in the Unjong Stock-breeding Farm under the Rural Economy Committee of North Hwanghae Province and other stock-breeding farms in different parts of the country has boosted the survival rate of the domestic animals up to over 90.8 percent.
Its ingredients are enzymes including acid protease, alpha amylase, tissue disintegration enzyme and lactase, and potent antibiotics, growth stimulant substances including various rare earths.
It prevents the bacterial and indigestive diarrhea while raising the weight increment rate 30-35 percent and reducing the feed consumption 15-20 percent.
It is popular among stock breeders.
Yang Hyong Sop Meets S. Korean Delegation
Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a compatriotic talk with the delegation of Inchon City of south Korea led by Mayor An Sang Su at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
On hand were officials concerned and some members of the delegation including the chairman of the city assembly.
S. Korean Delegation Leaves
Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- A delegation of Inchon City of south Korea led by Mayor An Sang Su left here today.
The delegation was seen off at the airport by Kim Jong Sik, vice-chairman of the Pyongyang City People's Committee, and officials concerned.
KDLA Delegation Leaves for France
Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- A delegation of the Korean Democratic Lawyers Association headed by Vice-Chairman Kim Jin Bom left here today by air to participate in the 16th Congress of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers to be held in France.
Congratulations to Central African President
Pyongyang, June 2 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Wednesday sent a congratulatory message to Major General Francois Bozize upon his election as president of the Central African Republic.
Expressing the belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries would grow stronger, the message wished the president greater success in his work for achieving the national unity and stability and development of the country.
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Kim Jong Il inspecciona Unidad No. 992 del EPC
Pyongyang, 2 de junio (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, inspecciono la Unidad No. 992 del EPC.
En el puesto avanzado de mando, el Dirigente, al contemplar la zona de defensa, se entero de la topografia y objetos terrestres y de la ubicacion de las fuerzas y recibio el parte del jefe de la unidad sobre la situacion.
Se mostro satisfecho de que los militares de la unidad convirtieron toda la zona de defensa en una fortaleza inexpugnable y cumplen con responsabilidad su mision de guardia e indico las tareas que sirven de guia para fortalecer por todos los medios la combatividad de la unidad y consolidar como muralla de acero la linea del frente.
Al divisar la zona de defensa de la unidad, dijo que nuestra patria es un bastion inconquistable porque los soldados, llenos de la decision de compartir el destino con el partido y de recorrer hasta el fin el largo camino de la revolucion, mantienen firmemente la linea de defensa con las armas en sus manos.
En la sala de leccion militar hizo conocimiento de ejercicios de los oficiales.
Muy regocijado de que la unidad entrena a todos los oficiales como comandantes poseedores de la capacidad de operacion, organizacion de combate y de mando para cumplir cualquier mision de combate dificil, subrayo la necesidad de establecer un estricto ambiente de entrenamiento para que todos los oficiales posean la capacidad de mando correspondiente a la demanda de la guerra moderna.
El Comandante Supremo recorrio la Casa de Militares, la biblioteca y otras instalaciones de cultura y educacion para enterarse de la labor politica para los militares y evaluo altamente que la unidad fortalece la educacion revolucionaria y la clasista, en particular organiza con esmero la labor de leer libros entre los soldados.
Las unidades del EPC, apunto, deben establecer el ambiente revolucionario de lectura para que los militares se armen mas firmemente con la idea revolucionaria de nuestro partido y eleven constantemente sus dotes culturales.
Hizo conocimiento del estado de administracion de la unidad al recorrer el recinto del cuartel y dijo que el ejercito popular creo en la epoca del Songun (priorizacion militar) la orgullosa cultura de los militares, lo cual es el noble fruto de la facultad espiritual del EPC que orienta la epoca y la revolucion.
Acto seguido, el Dirigente recorrio las instalaciones de intendencia de la unidad para prodigar minuciosa atencion a la vida de los militares.
Senalo que la unidad ha hecho muchos trabajos en el fortalecimiento de la combatividad y la administracion de la unidad y evaluo de altos los meritos de los oficiales y soldados quienes, unidos en un solo haz, apoyan con fidelidad la politica de Songun del partido.
El Comandante Supremo se fotografio junto a los militares de la unidad.
CRPP denuncia a EE.UU.
Pyongyang, 2 de junio (ATCC) -- La introduccion en el Sur de Corea de 15 cazabombarderos Stealth "F-117" y 250 agentes operativos deviene un intolerable reto al festival para la reunificacion nacional dedicado al 5 aniversario de la publicacion de la historica Declaracion Conjunta del 15 de Junio.
Senala el vocero del Comite por la Reunificacion Pacifica de la Patria (CRPP) en una declaracion publicada el dia primero y continua:
EE.UU. trazo en secreto el peligrosisimo "plan de operacion 8022-02" ratificado por el secretario de Defensa y esta vez acabo de ubicar hasta cazabombarderos Stealth, medio de ataque nuclear contra el Norte de Corea. Esto sirve de una prueba de que la intencion de "golpe nuclear preventivo" del imperio pasa de la palabra al plan de operacion y de este a la accion practica militar.
Hoy en dia, todos los coreanos del Norte, el Sur y en ultramar se hallan efervescentes con el anhelo de la reunificacion con motivo del 5 aniversario de la citada declaracion y planearon celebrar en esta capital el gran festival para la reunificacion nacional cuya preparacion esta en la ultima etapa.
Precisamente en este momento, Estados Unidos, en contubernio con las autoridades militares del Sur de Corea, introdujo en el suelo surcoreano cazabombarderos Stealth para atacar a la RPDC destruyendo en un santiamen el clima del festival y tratando de llevar a este al fracaso.
Denunciamos categoricamente a nombre de toda la nacion coreana el emplazamiento de esos aviones en el Sur de Corea calificandolo de una senal de provocacion de guerra de agresion a la RPDC y un brutal desafio a nuestra nacion y a la Declaracion Conjunta del 15 de Junio.
Estados Unidos debe tener presente de las graves consecuencias que emanen de tales temerarias maniobras, sacar de inmediato los cazabombarderos Stealth "F-117" y otros equipos belicos del Sur de Corea, poner fin a sus maniobras de guerra de agresion a la RPDC y retirar cuento antes sus tropas agresoras de la parte Sur de Corea.
Las autoridades militares del Sur de Corea tambien deben asumir la debida responsabilidad por haber simpatizado con la introduccion de esos aviones.