DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Its Missile Launches

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday as regards the missile launches in the DPRK: In the wake of the missile launches by the Korean People's Army the U.S. and some other countries following it, including Japan, are making much ado about a serious development. They are terming them "violation" and "provocation" and calling for "sanctions" and "their referral to the UN Security Council."
    The latest successful missile launches were part of the routine military exercises staged by the KPA to increase the nation's military capacity for self-defence.
    The DPRK's exercise of its legitimate right as a sovereign state is neither bound to any international law nor to bilateral or multilateral agreements such as the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration and the joint statement of the six-party talks.
    The DPRK is not a signatory to the Missile Technology Control Regime and, therefore, is not bound to any commitment under it.
    As for the moratorium on long-range missile test-fire which the DPRK agreed with the U.S. in 1999, it was valid only when the DPRK-U.S. dialogue was under way.
    The Bush administration, however, scrapped all the agreements its preceding administration concluded with the DPRK and totally scuttled the bilateral dialogue.
    The DPRK had already clarified in March 2005 that its moratorium on the missile test-fire lost its validity.
    The same can be said of the moratorium on the long-range missile test-fire which the DPRK agreed with Japan in the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration in 2002.
    In the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration the DPRK expressed its "intention to extend beyond 2003 the moratorium on the missile fire in the spirit of the declaration."
    This step was taken on the premise that Japan moved to normalize its relations with the DPRK and redeem its past.
    The Japanese authorities, however, have abused the DPRK's good faith. They have not honored their commitment but internationalized the "abduction issue," pursuant to the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK, although the DPRK had fully settled the issue. This behavior has brought the overall DPRK-Japan relations to what was before the publication of the declaration.
    It is a manifestation of the DPRK's broad magnanimity that it has put on hold the missile launch so far under this situation.
    The joint statement of the six-party talks on September 19, 2005 stipulates the commitments to be fulfilled by the six sides to the talks to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
    But no sooner had the joint statement been adopted than the U.S. applied financial sanctions against the DPRK and escalated pressure upon it in various fields through them. The U.S., at the same time, has totally hamstrung the efforts for the implementation of the joint statement through such threat and blackmail as large-scale military exercises targeted against the DPRK.
    It is clear to everyone that there is no need for the DPRK to unilaterally put on hold the missile launch under such situation.
    Such being a stark fact, it is a far-fetched assertion grossly falsifying the reality for them to claim that the routine missile launches conducted by the KPA for self-defence strain the regional situation and block the progress of the dialogue.
    It is a lesson taught by history and a stark reality of the international relations proven by the Iraqi crisis that the upsetting of the balance of force is bound to create instability and crisis and spark even a war.
    But for the DPRK's tremendous deterrent for self-defence, the U.S. would have attacked the DPRK more than once as it had listed the former as part of an "axis of evil" and a "target of preemptive nuclear attack" and peace on the Korean Peninsula and in the region would have been seriously disturbed.
    The DPRK's missile development, test-fire, manufacture and deployment, therefore, serve as a key to keeping the balance of force and preserving peace and stability in Northeast Asia.
    It is also preposterous for them to term the latest missile launches a "provocation" and the like for the mere reason that the DPRK did not send prior notice about them.
    It would be quite foolish to notify Washington and Tokyo of the missile launches in advance, given that the U.S., which is technically at war with the DPRK, has threatened it since a month ago that it would intercept the latter's missile in collusion with Japan.
    We would like to ask the U.S. and Japan if they had ever notified the DPRK of their ceaseless missile launches in the areas close to it.
    The DPRK remains unchanged in its will to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula in a negotiated peaceful manner just as it committed itself in the September 19 joint statement of the six-party talks.
    The latest missile launch exercises are quite irrelevant to the six-party talks.
    The KPA will go on with missile launch exercises as part of its efforts to bolster deterrent for self-defence in the future, too.
    The DPRK will have no option but to take stronger physical actions of other forms, should any other country dares take issue with the exercises and put pressure upon it.

President Kim Il Sung to Be Remembered in South Africa

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- An inaugural ceremony of the South African Preparatory Committee for Remembering President Kim Il Sung was held in Mfumalanga Province on June 29. Exhibited in the venue of the ceremony were famous works of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and photos showing their undying exploits.
    At the ceremony the deputy secretary of the Mfumalanga Provincial Committee of the South African Communist Party was elected chairman of the preparatory committee.
    The chairman said at the ceremony that the august name and feats of Kim Il Sung who devoted all his life to accomplishing the human cause of independence will go down through generations with human history.
    The preparatory committee set a remembrance period from July 1 to 10 and decided to hold colorful functions during the period.

Japan's Savage Plunder of Cultural Properties Assailed

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- All cases of vandalism and looting of cultural properties committed by Japan in Korea in the past were the worst crimes against civilization and humanity which could be committed only by the most despicable, cruel and barbarous aggressors and imperialists. Rodong Sinmun Thursday says this in a signed commentary. It goes on:
    More than 60 years have passed since the defeat of the robber-like Japanese imperialists. However, the Japanese reactionaries have not yet admitted the above-said plunder and vandalism of cultural prosperities unprecedented in human history but have worked hard to justify them.
    The Committee for Retaking Rijosillok (the true records of the Ri Dynasty) was formed in south Korea after the north and the south succeeded in retrieving by their concerted efforts the monument to the victory in battle in the northern area of Korea during the Imjin Patriotic War which had been taken by the Japanese imperialists to Japan. It is natural that the struggle for the retrieval of the looted cultural treasures and other actions have gained momentum and Koreans have become more assertive that all kinds of cultural treasures looted by foreign forces be retrieved by their concerted efforts.
    All Koreans in the north and the south and overseas should wage a more vigorous struggle to retrieve the looted cultural properties from foreign forces, aware that it is an important task facing the nation to defend its dignity and sovereignty and preserve its history, culture and national character.
    The U.S. imperialists plundered Korea of many cultural treasures. They and the Japanese reactionaries should clearly understand the will of the Korean nation, apologize for their aggression and plunder perpetrated in Korea and unconditionally return all of the looted cultural treasures, the commentary demands.

General Strike for Checking Conclusion of FTA Declared in S. Korea

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- The (south) Korean Confederation of Trade Unions reportedly called a press conference on July 3 to declare a general strike for checking the conclusion of the south Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. The organization said that it would go on a general strike from July 12 when the second round of negotiations for signing FTA will open and hold in this period an all-people rally for checking the conclusion of FTA in Seoul.

Syria's Exercise of Legitimate Right to Self-Defence Hailed

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed commentary hails the strong military retaliation made by the air defence force of Syria against Israel's fighters as an exercise of its legitimate right to self-defence. Recalling that the Syrian government condemned the Israeli fighters' intrusion of its territorial air space as a reckless aggressive provocation, the commentary says that the above-said Israeli intrusion is not only a grave violation of the sovereignty of Syria but an internationally unpardonable attempt at terrorism against the Syrian state leadership.
    The commentary goes on:
    Israel's recent serious military provocation once again clearly indicates what extent its hostile policy towards Syria has reached and who is chiefly to blame for harassing the Mideast peace process.
    Israel is only watching for a chance to stifle anti-imperialist and independent Syria by force of arms. Its deliberate moves to strain the Mideast situation are aimed at finding a pretext for invading Syria.
    Entirely just are the struggle of the Palestinian people to drive Israel out of the areas under its occupation and establish an independent sovereign state and the stand of Syria fully supporting their struggle and its efforts to seek a comprehensive and peaceful solution to the Mideast issue. Syria's just stand and efforts to defend the security and sovereignty of the country and achieve peace in the Mideast are commanding support and sympathy from the international community including the Arabs.
    If the above-said peace process is to make progress and the regional issues are to be settled peacefully, Israel should quit all its illegally occupied Arab territories and halt its reckless military actions.
    Israel should not attempt to test the will of the leadership, armed forces and people of Syria through its adventurous military actions.
    The Korean people vehemently condemn the above-said violation of Syria's sovereignty by Israel and fully support Syria's exercise of its legitimate right to self-defence. The Syrian people's just cause is sure to win.

Pyongyang Builders Vow to Spruce Up Riversides of Taedong

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- The riverside of Taedong in the central part of Pyongyang will take on more beautiful appearance. Kim Jong Il recently gave an instruction to more beautifully spruce up the riversides of Taedong as required by the new century.
    The builders of Pyongyang held a meeting at Kim Il Sung Square on Wednesday at which they vowed to successfully carry out the grand plan of Kim Jong Il to more beautifully spruce up Pyongyang.
    Present at the meeting were Choe Jong Gon, minister of City Management, Pang Chol Gap, chairman of the Pyongyang City People's Committee, other officials and working people.
    At the meeting speakers said that Kim Jong Il's instruction reflects his noble intention to more beautifully spruce up Pyongyang and provide the people with good conditions for their cultural and emotional life, referring to the undying dedications made by the peerlessly great persons to turning the banks of the River Taedong into recreation grounds for people.
    President Kim Il Sung unrolled a long-range plan to build Pyongyang into a magnificent modern city and provided on-the-spot guidance to the embankment project of the river, converting the banks of the river into cultural recreation grounds for people, they noted, and continued:
    Kim Jong Il visited the project on April 28, Juche 48 (1959) and on other occasions. He worked hard there like an ordinary builder, leading other students in their labor drive. He wisely steered the construction of the West Sea Barrage and several other barrages in order to turn the river into a river of bliss free from flood damage for good.
    It is a very important work to powerfully demonstrate the heroic spirit of the Korean people and the might of Songun Korea to build Pyongyang into a more magnificent and fashionable city as required by the new century, they said, calling upon the officials, builders and working people in the city to turn out as one in the efforts to qualitatively finish the on-going projects in a brief span of time.

Rally of Young Vanguard Held

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- A rally of the young vanguard was held at the plaza of the Kumsusan Memorial Palace on Wednesday with at least 20,000 youths and students in Pyongyang in attendance. Kim Kyong Ho, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League, made a report at the meeting. The reporter and speakers said the youths and students will become a true youth vanguard devotedly defending the leader by devoting the springtime of their life to Kim Jong Il, always mindful that the immortality of President Kim Il Sung, the eternal prosperity of Kim Il Sung's nation and the bright future of Songun Korea lie in upholding the idea and leadership of Kim Jong Il who is recording the heyday of the Korean youth movement.
    The youth and students, they declared, will make a new leaping forward and innovations startling the world, bring abundant crops to the socialist land, break a new ground of latest science and technology by hastening the general advance of the Songun revolution as befitting the vanguard in the building of a great prosperous powerful nation, and thus uphold the intention of the Workers' Party of Korea to boost the overall economy of the country in the near future.
    They manifested firm resolution to enhance the role of the officials of the youth league to build up the whole league more firmly into a crystal of devoted defenders of the leader, a pure body of single-minded unity, remaining loyal to the Songun revolutionary leadership of Kim Jong Il, thereby discharging the honorable mission and duty of the reserve combat unit and a detached force of Supreme Commander Kim Jong Il.
    Present at the rally were Kim Jung Rin, secretary of the C.C., the WPK, and officials of the youth league.

Kim Il Sung's Exploits for People-centered Socialism Praised

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun in an article Thursday praises President Kim Il Sung as the peerlessly great man who pioneered the cause of people-centered socialism and led it. Noting that the history of the revolutionary activities of Kim Il Sung is shining as a history of building people-centered socialism of Juche, the author of the article says:
    There was a leader in the history of the world revolutionary struggle who carried out a revolution of a certain stage in his life, leaving indelible traces in the cause of the liberation of the exploited and oppressed working masses. But there was no such peerlessly great man in the world as Kim Il Sung who led the revolutions of several stages to victories and abolished national and class subjugation and built genuine socialism fully meeting the demand of the popular masses for independence.
    His precious feats for people-centered socialism are that he consolidated the mass foundation of the Korean revolution to build a powerful driving force of socialism and a mighty military guarantee for defending to the bitter end the people's dignity and sovereignty from the imperialists' moves of aggression.
    And he laid a solid foundation for the eternal prosperity and happiness of the Korean people.
    He was an illustrious great man who guided the cause of socialism along an ever-victorious path with his rare leadership ability which no one could match.
    It was thanks to his outstanding leadership that the people-centered Korean-style socialism could advance victoriously without a single error in the policy lines and a failure.
    Today Kim Jong Il is standing at the head of the ranks of the general march of the Songun revolution to build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation.
    He is a rare veteran statesman who has wisely led the party, the army and the state of the DPRK and led the cause of people-centered socialism along a victorious road together with Kim Il Sung for several decades.
    The victory of the cause of building a great prosperous powerful socialist nation is certain as there are the eternal foundation of Korean-style socialism to which Kim Il Sung dedicated his whole life and the experienced and tested leadership of the Songun revolution by Kim Jong Il.
    The people-centered socialism of Juche established by Kim Il Sung is the pattern of socialist idea and system and its ever-victorious symbol and he will be alive in the hearts of the people through all ages along with Korean-style socialism.

Remembering Meeting Held

   Anak, July 5 (KCNA) -- A meeting "The fatherly leader is with our farmers today" was held in Okuk-ri, Anak County, South Hwanghae Province, by agricultural workers on July 5 to remember President Kim Il Sung on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of his demise. Addressing the meeting, Kang Chang Uk, chairman of the Central Committee of the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea, recalled that the President made the farmers masters of the land and the country by his tireless leadership and brought changes of the century to the countryside. There had been no such leader of the people as him in the world who left endless footprints of devotion to the agricultural development of the country and the happy life of the farmers, always finding himself among agricultural workers.
    Noting that Kim Jong Il is wisely leading the endeavors of the Korean people for building a great prosperous powerful nation under the uplifted banner of Songun, he called upon all the agricultural workers to successfully bring into realization the plan of the party and the leader for socialist rural construction.
    The speakers said Kim Jong Il who is identical to the President is recording a new history of tremendous changes in this land and energetically leading the agricultural workers to implement the party's policy of agricultural revolution with his clairvoyant wisdom.

U.S. Aerial Espionage against DPRK at Dangerous Stage

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- The U.S. imperialists flew strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes with different missions to commit aerial espionage acts against the DPRK on more than 1,000 occasions in the first half of the year. They intensified aerial espionage from the beginning of the year while kicking up hullabaloo to extremely coil up the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
    In January, they conducted over 190 aerial espionage acts with such strategic and tactical reconnaissance planes as U-2, RC-135, E-3, EP-3, RC-7B, RC-12.
    In February the number of aerial espionage acts by U-2s, RC-135s, E-3s and EP-3s exceeded 30.
    The U.S. was hell bent on espionage over military objects of the DPRK in March when it staged large-scale RSOI and "Foal Eagle" joint military exercises, bringing about the dark cloud of nuclear warfare.
    In particular, on March 9 it made 15 sorties of reconnaissance planes. And almost every day from March 25 to 31 it let E-3 command some 2,000 fighters and spy on the DPRK.
    The invariable wild ambition of the U.S. to stifle the DPRK by force of arms as the target of preemptive attack was revealed in bolder relief in June following April and May.
    In the month, its espionage activities totaled more than 220. Everything of the DPRK including the areas along the Military Demarcation Line, major targets, military movements and seabed became its espionage objects.
    The aerial espionage acts are 1.3 times those in the corresponding period of the last year.
    All the facts prove that the military movements of the United States to unleash a nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula at any cost have reached the extremely dangerous stage.
    To cope with this, the army and people of the DPRK are increasing the military deterrent so as to mercilessly frustrate any provocations of the aggressors.

Book "Leader and National Language" Published

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- The Science and Encyclopedia Press of the DPRK has recently published the book "Leader and National Language". The book contains the immortal feats performed by President Kim Il Sung who wisely led the development of the Korean language.
    The book consists of five chapters.
    In the chapter one "For Protecting the National Language" and chapter two "Before the Publication of the Great Programme for the Development of the National Language" the book deals with the efforts the President bent to protect the national language in the years of the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle and the fact that after the liberation of the country he set forth a unique idea on the language arrangement for the linguists of Korea, wisely led the work for the compilation of the Korean dictionary and laid bare the injustice of a letter reform.
    The chapter three "In the Days of Realizing the Great Programme for the Development of the National Language" shows that he provided the great programme for the national language construction in his famous work "Problems Related to the Development of the Korean Language", the report delivered at the Fifth Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea and the Socialist Constitution.
    Given in the chapter four "Making the Pyongyang Cultured Language a Pattern of Korean Language" and chapter five "Immortal Traces Associated with the Development of the National Language" are the brilliant exploits performed by the President developing the national language in a Juche-oriented way and creating a revolutionary and popular literary spirit.

School Youth and Children's Sports Contests Close

   Hamhung, July 5 (KCNA) -- The 32nd sports contests for "Jongilbong Cup" among school youth and children from across the country closed in Hamhung Wednesday. The games were divided into the groups of middle and primary schoolers, who showed good results by fully displaying sports technique they had cultivated through after-school sports activities.
    Winning the top honor in football games of the middle school group were the boys' team of Puksong Middle School in Pyongyang and the girls' team of Tongsong Middle School in Songrim, in basketball games the boys' team of Kalrimgil Middle School in Pyongyang and the girls' team of Minhung Middle School in Pyongyang, in defense games the boys' team of Sori Middle School and girls' team of Hero Sinchang Middle School in Sariwon, in Taekwon-Do matches the boys' and girls' teams of Hanggu Middle School in Nampho and in Korean wrestling matches the team of Hero Sinam Middle School.
    Carrying away the golds in the primary school group in football games were boys of Riwon Primary School in Riwon County and girls of Hoesang Primary School in Hamhung, in table-tennis games boys of Kyongam Primary School in Sariwon and girls of Janggyong Primary School in Pyongyang, and in rhythmic gymnastics girls of Taedonggang Primary School in Pyongyang and Munhwa Primary School in Nampho.
    Certificates, cups and medals were awarded to the successful teams and players at the closing ceremony.

Kim Jong Il Lauded by Head of Russian Dance Company

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il is well versed not only in politics and economy but in arts. Head and Manager of the State Academic Moiseyev Folk Dance Company of Russia Elena Scherbakova said this when interviewed by KCNA at the airport on July 5 before her departure at the end of its performance tour of the DPRK. She said that it was a great honor and pleasure for her company to perform twice before Kim Jong Il this time.
    Recalling that the company has visited the DPRK seven times, she said that Kim Jong Il kindly invited the company to visit the DPRK and made sure that the company gave performances in Hamhung, Wonsan and Pyongyang.
    She went on:
    We gave our premiere in Hamhung, an industrial city, on June 19, the significant 42nd anniversary of Kim Jong Il's start of work at the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.
    Kim Jong Il spared time to watch the performance given by the company though he was on the way of inspecting the front and again found time to enjoy our performance given in Pyongyang.
    He highly appreciated each number when watching the performance.
    I once again keenly realized that he is a master of arts when hearing his precious teachings. Under his wise leadership the DPRK has made great achievements in the fields of culture and arts including movies, dramas and dances.
    Our company will strive to develop the friendly relations between Russia and the DPRK in the future.

Special Envoy of Indonesian President Arrives Here

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- Councilor to President Nana Sutresna, special envoy of the Indonesian president, and his party arrived here on July 6. The special envoy was greeted at the airport by Kim Yong Il, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and Bambang Irawan K., Indonesian charge d'affaires a. i. to the DPRK, and embassy officials.

Special Envoy of Indonesian President Calls on DPRK FM

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- Councilor to President Nana Sutresna, special envoy of the Indonesian president, paid a courtesy call on DPRK Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Thursday. On hand were officials concerned, the special envoy's party and the Indonesian charge d'affaires a.i. to the DPRK.

Kim Yong Nam Meets Norwegian Ambassador

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and conversed with Arild Brastad, Norwegian ambassador e. p. to the DPRK, who paid a farewell call on him at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Thursday. On hand was Kung Sok Ung, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs.

Chongryon-Mindan Joint Statement Supported by Mexican Organizations

   Pyongyang, July 6 (KCNA) -- The Mexican Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification and the Mexico-Korea Friendship Association issued a joint statement on June 29 at which they supported the May 17 joint statement of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and the south Korean Residents Association in Japan (Mindan) and bitterly denounced the anti-reunification forces of south Korea for obstructing the implementation of the joint statement. The adoption of the above-said joint statement was an epochal event in the struggle of the Korean people to achieve the reunification of the country in the idea of "By our nation itself" under the banner of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration, the organizations said.
    The adoption of the joint statement opened a bright prospect of developing the movement of Korea's reunification and the struggle for national unity onto a new higher stage, they said, stressing this proves that the idea of "By our nation itself" clarified in the June 15 joint declaration is the only way of achieving Korea's reunification.

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MINREX declara en cuanto al lanzamiento de misiles

   Pyongyang, 6 de julio (ATCC) -- A la pregunta de un reportero de la Agencia Telegrafica Central de Corea formulada en relacion con el lanzamiento de misiles, el portavoz del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea respondio el dia 6 como lo siguiente: En cuanto al lanzamiento de misiles por el ejercito de nuestro pais, Estados Unidos y los paises satelites como Japon arman escandalos hablando de la "violacion", "provocacion", "sancion" y "sometimiento del caso al Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU".
    El reciente lanzamiento exitoso es un eslabon de los ejercicios militares que nuestro ejercito desarrolla regularmente para fortalecer las fuerzas de autodefensa.
    Este derecho legitimo, que nos asiste como a un Estado soberano, no esta atado a alguna ley internacional o a los acuerdos bilaterales y multilaterales como la Declaracion Corea-Japon de Pyongyang y la Declaracion Conjunta aprobada en las conversaciones a 6 bandas.
    La RPDC no es pais miembro del sistema de control de tecnologia de misil, por lo tanto no esta sujeta en nada a este.
    En 1999 acordamos con EE.UU. la suspension temporal de las pruebas de misiles de largo alcance. Pero, esta moratoria fue valida durante el periodo de conversaciones Corea-EE.UU.
    Pero, la administracion Bush invalido todos los acuerdos que contrajo su antecesor con la RPDC y llevo a la ruptura total el dialogo con esta.
    Ya en marzo de 2005 hemos anunciado la invalidez del acuerdo de suspension temporal del lanzamiento de misiles.
    Sucede lo mismo en el caso del cese temporal del lanzamiento prueba de misiles de largo alcance, punto acordado con Japon en la Declaracion Corea-Japon de Pyongyang, aprobada en 2002.
    En este documento, hemos exteriorizado la "voluntad de alargar la moratoria mas alla de 2003 segun el espiritu del mismo".
    Pero, esto tuvo como sus requisitos el establecimiento de relaciones diplomaticas con Japon y la indemnizacion por este a nuestro pais por el pasado criminal.
    A pesar de que dimos solucion completa al "problema del secuestro", las autoridades japonesas no cumplieron ni uno de sus deberes, al contrario, internacionalizaron ese asunto en adhesion activa a la politica hostil de EE.UU. a Corea.
     De esta manera, malempleando nuestra buena voluntad retrogradaron al punto de partida las relaciones bilaterales en su conjunto.
     Bajo estas circunstancias, resulta una gran muestra de magnanimidad nuestra medida de interrumpir hasta la fecha las pruebas de misiles.
    La declaracion conjunta publicada el 19 de septiembre de 2005 en las conversaciones a 6 bandas estipula los deberes de cada parte para lograr la desnuclearizacion de la Peninsula Coreana.
    Sin embargo, tan pronto como se aprobara este documento EE.UU. activo la sancion financiera contra la RPDC y con esta medida recrudecio la presion en varios sentidos.
     Ademas, detiene por todos los medios el proceso de la ejecucion de la declaracion conjunta con maniobras de amenaza y chantaje como el ejercicio militar de gran envergadura teniendo a la RPDC por su blanco.
    Esta claro para todos que bajo estas condiciones nuestro pais no tiene porque de renunciar unilateralmente al lanzamiento de misiles.
    Pese a esta verdad, flota una opinion de que el lanzamiento de misiles que nuestro ejercito realiza regularmente con fines de autodefensa agrava la situacion regional y detiene la marcha del dialogo, la cual resulta una logica absurda y contrariada a la realidad.
     Cuando se rompe el equilibrio de las fuerzas, se crean la inestabilidad y la crisis y estalla hasta la guerra, esto es una leccion de la historia y la realidad critica de las relaciones internacionales que demuestra la situacion actual de Irak.
    Si no tuvieramos poderosas fuerzas disuasorias de autodefensa, EE.UU., que definio a la RPDC como "eje del mal" y "blanco de ataque preventivo nuclear", ya nos habria atacado varias veces y se habria destruido gravemente la paz regional y de la Peninsula Coreana.
    Asi que el desarrollo, el ensayo, la produccion y el emplazamiento de misiles de la RPDC constituyen un factor importante para asegurar el equilibrio de las fuerzas y preservar la paz y la estabilidad en la region del Nordeste Asiatico.
    Por otra parte, es absurdo calificar de provocativo el lanzamiento de misiles y acusarnos de otras maneras porque no lo hemos avisado previamente.
    Desde hace un mes, EE.UU., pais en beligerancia y en estado belico en sentido tecnico con la RPDC, anunciaba interceptar junto con Japon los misiles que lance la segunda. Entonces seria una gran tonteria comunicarles de antemano el lanzamiento de misiles.
     A cambio, preguntamos a ambos paises si nos han informado alguna vez cuando lanzaban una gran cantidad de sus misiles en los alrededores de nuestro pais.
    Como hemos comprometido en la Declaracion Conjunta del 19 de septiembre, es invariable nuestra voluntad de conseguir pacificamente la desnuclearizacion de la Peninsula Coreana mediante el dialogo y negociaciones.
    Dejamos claro que los ejercicios del lanzamiento de misiles por parte de nuestro ejercito no tienen nada que ver con la cita a seis partes.
    Como esta vez, el ejercito coreano seguira desarrollandolos en lo adelante como parte del fortalecimiento de las fuerzas disuasorias de autodefensa.
     Si alguien trata de censurarlo y ejercer presion por el respecto, no tendremos otra opcion que tomar medidas de accion fisica mas duras y de otras formas.

Japon debe devolver todas reliquias culturales de Corea

   Pyongyang, 6 de julio (ATCC) -- Cuando ocupaban a Corea en el siglo pasado, los imperialistas japoneses destruyeron y saquearon numerosos patrimonios culturales de la nacion coreana.  Este macrocrimen anti-cultural y anti-etico lo pueden cometer solo los agresores e imperialistas mas viles, barbaros y salvajes.
    Asi senala el periodico Rodong Sinmun en un comentario individual del dia 6 y continua:
    Han transcurrido mas de 60 anos desde la derrota de Japon en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.
     Pero, los reaccionarios japoneses ni siquiera reconocen el saqueo y la destruccion de las reliquias culturales, sin procedentes en la historia de la humanidad, al contrario, salen a justificarlo.
    Ultimamente, uniendo sus fuerzas el Norte y el Sur de Corea reacataron el "Pukgwandaechobbi" (monumento a la gran victoria de los coreanos en las batallas escenificadas en la region septentrional de Corea durante la Guerra Imjin entre Corea y Japon) que habia sido arrebatado por los imperialistas japoneses. Luego, en el Sur de Corea nacio el "comite de rescate de las cronicas de las dinastias de Corea" y se desarrollan activamente las labores para la devolucion de las reliquias culturales. Tambien suenan entre los coreanos fuertes voces demandando rescatar con las fuerzas unidas de la nacion coreana todos los bienes culturales saqueados por las fuerzas foraneas.
    Todos los coreanos del Norte, el Sur y en ultramar desplegaran mas dinamicamente esta lucha considerandola como importante tarea para defender la dignidad y la soberania de la nacion y defender la historia, la cultura y la nacionalidad de la nacion coreana.
    Por su parte, los imperialistas norteamericanos despojaron tambien un gran numero de patrimonios culturales de Corea.
    Los imperialistas yanquis y los reaccionarios nipones deben darse clara cuenta de la voluntad de la nacion coreana, pedir disculpa por sus actos de agresion y saqueo en Corea y devolver incondicionalmente todas las reliquias culturales despojadas.