DPRK Foreign Ministry Refutes "Resolution of UN Security Council"

   Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea issued today the following statement vehemently denouncing and totally refuting the "resolution" of the UN Security Council against the DPRK, a product of the U.S. hostile policy toward it: The vicious hostile policy of the United States towards the DPRK and the irresponsibility of the UN Security Council have created an extremely dangerous situation on the Korean Peninsula where the sovereignty of the Korean nation and the security of the state have been seriously infringed.
    The U.S. has recently kicked up much row after bringing the issue of the missile launches conducted by our army as part of the routine military training for self-defence to the UN under the motto of reacting to it in one voice. It was against this backdrop that the U.S. forced the UN to adopt a UN Security Council resolution taking a serious note of our exercise of its right to self-defence on July 15.
    The U.S. sponsored "resolution" called for an international pressure for disarming the DPRK and stifling it, terming the missile launches pertaining to its right to self-defence "a threat to international peace and security".
    By doing so the U.S. sought to describe the issue between the DPRK and the U.S. as an issue between the DPRK and the UN and form an international alliance against the DPRK.
    This has brought such serious consequences as gravely violating the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK and driving the situation to an extreme pitch of tension, thereby seriously disturbing peace and security on the peninsula and in Northeast Asia.
    It was an entirely unreasonable and brigandish act that the U.S. brought to the UN the DPRK's missile launches nothing contradictory to any international law after branding them as a violation.
    This time the U.S. attempted till the last moment to apply Chapter 7 of the UN Charter legalizing a military action against the DPRK. This indicates that the "resolution" constitutes a prelude to the provocation of the second Korean war.
    It is a brigandish logic to claim that missile launches conducted by the U.S. and Japan are legal while the training of missile launches conducted by the DPRK to defend itself is illegal.
    Any missile fire or any nuclear test approved by the U.S. is connived at and they are not subject to discussion at the UN.
    This is the reality today.
    The U.S. has made mockery of the DPRK's true heart and sincere efforts to realize the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a peaceful manner through dialogue and negotiations. Yet the U.S. is now asserting that it will not punish the DPRK once it come out for the six-party talks but punish it if it fails to do so. This is sheer sophism which can never be justified.
    Only the strong can defend justice in the world today where the jungle law prevails.
    Neither the UN nor anyone else can protect us.
    The past history and the present reality show that only a country with its powerful force can defend the national dignity and its sovereignty and independence.
    It is a day-dream to calculate that our principle will alter due to the change of the world.
    We have already clarified that we will have no option but to take stronger physical actions should someone take issue with our army's training of missile launches for self-defence and put pressure on it.
    The Foreign Ministry of the DPRK is authorized to clarify as follows in view of the grave situation prevailing on the peninsula:
    First, our Republic vehemently denounces and roundly refutes the UNSC "resolution", a product of the U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK, and will not be bound to it in the least.
    Second, our Republic will bolster its war deterrent for self-defence in every way by all means and methods now that the situation has reached the worst phase due to the extremely hostile act of the U.S.
    We will firmly defend our own way the ideology and system chosen by our people, true to the Songun policy, a treasured sword.

Sinister Intention of Japanese Militarists Uncovered

   Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) -- Commenting on the recent balderdash of the chief executive of Japan defending the visit to "Yasukuni Shrine", a Rodong Sinmun analyst on Monday says: It is a detonator bringing a militarist hurricane to the Japanese society. It is little short of a justification of Japan's crime-woven past history and a call for freedom of aggression.
    The persistent visit to the shrine by the Japanese reactionaries is a vicious challenge to peace and acts of lacerating the wounded hearts of the Asian people doubly and trebly.
    The Japanese reactionaries do not feel the slightest compunction for the past crimes. They are dictated only by ambition for aggression on the continent to lord it over in Asia as its ruler as they did in the past. This has given rise to a madcap campaign in Japan to turn it into a military power and launch into expansion overseas.
    The higher the fever of visit to the shrine in Japan, the greater the danger of war by it and the worse the situation of the region.
    The rampage of the Japanese reactionaries in their efforts to inculcate militarist ideas into the people, desperately evading the settlement of the past, is a suicidal act landing Japan into international isolation and driving it into a pitfall of death.

Greetings to Chinese FM

   Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- DPRK Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun sent a message of greetings to Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the signing of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance. The message said that the treaty is making a positive contribution to developing the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries, promoting the socialist construction in the two countries and defending peace in Asia and the rest of the world.
    Expressing the belief that the long-standing DPRK-China friendship would grow stronger thanks to the joint efforts of the two countries, the message sincerely wished him greater success in his responsible work.

All Koreans Urged to Turn Out in Struggle for Peace against War

   Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) -- All Koreans in the north and the south and overseas should turn out as one in the struggle to defend peace from war, a struggle to decisively frustrate the U.S. imperialists' moves to start a new war, and resolutely protect the peace of the country and the security of the nation, urges Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed article. The idea of "By our nation itself" serves as a banner of the struggle for protecting peace from war, the article notes, and goes on:
    The U.S. imperialists are the target of the Koreans' on-going struggle for defending peace from war because they are hell-bent on undisguised aggression and war against other countries and nations defying the UN and international law. The U.S. war mongers are going desperate in their efforts to ignite a new war on the Korean Peninsula at any cost. It is the real intention of the U.S. not to hesitate to impose even a nuclear disaster upon the Korean nation in a bid to carry out its criminal Korea strategy. It is as clear as noonday that Koreans will not be able to escape a miserable fate of victim and the very existence of the nation will be endangered, should they overlook the situation, taking a fence-sitting attitude towards the U.S. imperialist aggressors and harboring foolish expectation towards them.
    All Koreans should categorically repudiate flunkeyism and dependence on foreign forces and stage a dynamic struggle for peace against war, a struggle to resolutely foil the moves of the U.S. imperialists to start a new war, by their concerted efforts as guided by the idea of "By our nation itself."
    All the fellow countrymen should bear in mind the grave consequences to be entailed by the moves of the U.S. imperialists against the DPRK and their reckless military provocations and decisively react to them through their united actions.
    They should wage a nationwide struggle for the withdrawal of the U.S. forces from south Korea to remove the very source of war from this land, deeply aware that they can never achieve peace and independent reunification of the country so long as the aggressor forces remain in their land.

Struggle to Check Conclusion of FTA Continued in S. Korea

   Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) -- The south Korean Federation of Press Trade Unions reportedly went on a general strike in Seoul on July 13 to check the conclusion of the south Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. At a press conference at which the general strike was declared, speakers charged that the "government" is proceeding with negotiations for the conclusion of FTA, yielding to the U.S., irrespective of the will of the people.
    A press release read out at the conference noted that it is the people's will to check the conclusion of FTA and the general strike was prompted by their will.
    286 representatives of south Korean women made public a declaration against negotiations on conclusion of FTA on July 6. It said that bipolarization of society is being deepened owing to the recent treacherous neo-liberalist open-door policy of the "government".
    Meanwhile, "a rally of representatives of farmers and livestock breeders for checking conclusion of the south Korea-U.S. FTA" was held by at least 400 members of peasant organizations in Seoul on July 13.

Russian Ensemble Enjoys Performance of Korean Symphony Orchestra

   Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) -- The visiting Academy Ensemble of the Interior Unit of the Russian Ministry of Interior appreciated a performance of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Moranbong Theater on Sunday. Invited to appreciate the performance were the members of the ensemble headed by Viktor Yeliseev, Josif Kobzon, chairman of the Cultural Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation who has come in company with the ensemble, and his entourage, Charge d'Affaires a.i. Alexander Matsegora and officials of the Russian embassy.
    The Korean artistes put on the stage the 4th movement "Glory to the General" of the symphonic suite "Long Journey for Songun Leadership", the orchestras "Arirang", "Rich Harvest Comes to the Chongsan Plain", Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italian ", the 1st movement of Shostakovich's 7th symphony "Leningrad" and other numbers.

Kim Jong Il Sends Wreath on Dancer's Death

   Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il on Sunday sent a wreath to the bier of Pak Kyong Sil, secretary-general of the Central Committee of the Korean Dancers Union, in token of deep condolences over her death.

U.S. Policy of Occupation of S. Korea under Fire

   Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) -- What the U.S. policy of occupation of south Korea has brought is nothing but evil and misfortune. The Korean nation can neither get rid of misfortune and pain, to say nothing of ensuring peace and security in Asia and the rest of the world, unless an end is put to this evil policy, observes Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed article. The U.S. policy to keep south Korea under its occupation is a brigandish and criminal policy as it tramples down upon the dignity, sovereignty, security and interests of the Korean nation and an aggressive and hegemonic policy to invade the DPRK and put the whole of Korea under its control, the article notes, and goes on:
    The policy is also imposing the tragedy of national division upon the Koreans and blocking Korea's reunification in a bid to keep it divided permanently. This policy is also aimed at domination, plunder, massacre and other crimes as it violates the dignity and sovereignty of the south Koreans and inflicts all sorts of misfortune and disasters upon them.
    The criminal nature of the U.S. policy of occupation of south Korea, a hostile policy toward the DPRK and a war policy, has been brought into bolder relief today.
    The U.S. is stepping up the "relocation" of its forces in south Korea and transfer of its bases in it in a bid to launch the second Korean war quite contrary to the trend of the situation on the peninsula toward reconciliation between the north and the south and reunification of Korea. It is also putting spurs to arms buildup while increasing the aggressive role of those forces. It is staging madcap exercises and perpetrating military provocations to launch a war of aggression against the DPRK after massively introducing latest war means into south Korea. It is watching for an opportunity to invade the DPRK, while steadily modifying all sorts of war scenarios to mount a preemptive nuclear attack on it.
    The situation on the Korean Peninsula is so tense that a war may break out there any moment due to the U.S. imperialists' war moves and this has put all the Koreans in the danger of a nuclear holocaust. The U.S. imperialists' presence in south Korea is the root cause of aggression and war on the peninsula and the danger of aggression and war will not disappear as long as it goes on.
    The article urges the U.S. to roll up its criminal policy of occupation of south Korea and immediately quit it.

Gift to Kim Jong Il from Senior Official of Communist Party of Vietnam

   Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il was presented with a gift by the head of the Commission for External Relations of the C.C., the Communist Party of Vietnam on a visit to the DPRK. It was conveyed to Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, today by head of the commission Nguyen Van Son.

Kim Yong Nam Meets Vietnamese Party Delegation

   Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly conversation with the delegation of the Commission for External Relations of the C.C., the Communist Party of Vietnam led by its Head Nguyen Van Son at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Monday. The head of the delegation said that its visit to the DPRK provided it with an opportunity to see for itself the shining successes made by the Workers' Party, the government and people of the DPRK.
    He hoped that the Korean people would register greater success in the socialist construction and in the efforts for the independent and peaceful reunification of the country under the leadership of the WPK headed by Kim Jong Il, successor to the cause of President Kim Il Sung.
    He expressed belief that the traditional friendly ties provided by Ho Chi Minh and Kim Il Sung would grow stronger.
    Present there were officials concerned and the Vietnamese ambassador to the DPRK.

Juche-based Iron-making Method Improved

   Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) -- A new Juche-oriented method of producing iron has been established at the Posan Iron Plant in the DPRK. By the new method, which differs from the existing one, the production processes are shortened and iron ore lumps are directly used in production with the help of a new charging device. And such melting technical indices as the amount of fuel consumption, length of flame, inside temperature of furnace, reducing rate of raw materials have been bettered.
    Scientists in the field of the metal industry and workers and technicians of the Posan Iron Plant solved in a scientific way the mineralogical and metallurgical properties of iron ores that are now used in the production, thus improving the method.
    The production process by the new method is simple and highly productive while ensuring quality and extraction rate of iron on a high level.
    According to Sin Kyu Sam, director of the Science and Technology Department of the Ministry of Metal Industry, the new method has further improved the existing Juche-based iron production method that depends entirely on iron ore and anthracite rich in the country. It, thus, opens a bright production prospect and marks a giant stride in further strengthening the Juche character and independence of the metal industry.

New Bean Species Bred in DPRK

   Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) -- Researchers of the Dry-field Crop Institute under the Academy of Agricultural Science of the DPRK have succeeded in breeding new species of bean which can ensure a high and stable yield as after-crops. They created the species from the mother system which ripens well and easily adapts itself to new circumstances and the father system which is strong in growth, by the system breeding method.
    They, with a strong vitality, ensure high-yield with comparatively less amount of fertilizer.
    The new ones are sown after wheat, barley and potato on the two-crop fields in the western coastal area and in the area south of Pyongyang between the closing of June and the beginning of July to reap in the beginning or middle of October.
    The plant number per phyong (approximately one square meters) is more than 100-120 and the weight of 1,000 grains is 216 grams.
    The years of cultivation tests show that their production is 20 percent higher than that of other after-crops bean species.
    Researchers have also established the scientific and technical cultivation method for the new ones.
    Pak Yong Chol, director of the institute, said in an interview with the KCNA that they had cultured high-yielding first-crop breeds and on its basis, made the new species. They would do their best to put the bean farming in the country, the home of bean, on a scientific basis, he added.

Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Marked

   Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Sunday dedicates a article to the 20th anniversary of the publication of Kim Jong Il's famous work "On Some Problems of Education in the Juche Idea". The two decades since the publication of the work was the proud years in which a great turn has been brought about in the ideological and mental features of the Korean people and the revolution and construction have vigorously advanced under the banner of the Juche idea, the author of the article says, and goes on:
    In the past more than 10 years Kim Jong Il wisely led the Workers' Party of Korea to bring about an epochal turn in its ideological work under the great banner of Songun.
    What is important in his leadership in developing ideological work in depth as required by the Songun era is to conduct ideological education of all forms on the principles of Songun.
    The Songun idea based on the Juche idea and reflecting its principle and requirements clarifies all theoretical and practical matters enough to accomplish the socialist cause to the end under the present rigorous ordeals.
    What is important in his leadership is that he has put forward the idea, spirit and fighting traits of the People's Army as a model and generalized them throughout the country.
    Through the vigorous struggle to create something out of "nothing" and turn an impossibility into a possibility in the idea, spirit and fighting traits of the People's Army, the ideological and mental features of the Korean people have reached a high level and wonderful miracles and innovations are being effected in the building of a great prosperous powerful nation.
    What is important in his leadership is that he has led the ideological work of the Party to consistently improve its forms and ways.
    The ideological work of the Party has been improved as required by the Songun era by his leadership, which helped set a brilliant example of party work, work with people with his noble popular politics and make a political and ideological offensive positive by powerful means of agitation.

Russian Ensemble Performs in Pyongyang

   Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- The Academy Ensemble of the Interior Unit of the Russian Ministry of Interior gave a performance at the Ponghwa Art Theatre here on Saturday. The performance was appreciated by Minister of Culture Kang Nung Su, officials of ministries and national institutions, Russian Charge d' Affaires Alexander Matsegora and embassy officials, foreign diplomatic envoys and embassy officials.
    The ensemble consisting of scores of people's actors and actresses, merited actors and actresses and winners of international concours enthusiastically presented male solo and chorus "Song of General Kim Il Sung", chorus and orchestra "Song of General Kim Jong Il", male solo and chorus "My Blessed Life" and other Korean songs.
    In male solos and choruses "Along the River Volga" and "Kalinka", dances "Soldiers' Dance" and "Moscow Dance Music" the performers showed well the ardent patriotism, optimistic life and national emotion of the Russian army and people.
    People's Actor and winner of the Soviet State Prize Josif Kobzon, chairman of the Cultural Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation who has come in company with the ensemble, put on the stage solos "I Love You, Russia", "Oh, Moment", "Day of Victory" and "Evening in the Suburbs of Moscow ", enjoying acclamation from the audience.
    A floral basket was presented to the performers in congratulation of their successful performance.

Withdrawal of Label of "Enemy-Benefiting Organisation" from Hanchong Called for

   Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- The south Korean Council of Youth Organisations (Hanchong) reportedly called a press conference in front of the Seoul District Court on July 11, calling for withdrawal of the label of "enemy-benefiting organization" from Hanchong and abolition of the "national security law". At the press conference speakers stressed that it is unpardonable to put the label of "enemy-benefiting" on a patriotic youth organization by dint of the anachronistic rules of the NSL which describes the north as an "anti-state organization", an "enemy".
    They charged that the security authorities' crackdown on Hanchongryon (the south Korean Federation of University Student Councils), the South Headquarters of the National Alliance for the Country's Reunification and Hanchong on charges of forming enemy-benefiting organizations is an anti-national, anti-reunification action.
    If the security authorities put the label of an "enemy-benefiting organization" on Hanchong on the strength of the NSL, they will be judged by history, they warned.
    A press release, which was read out, stressed that the NSL should be abolished at an early date and more damage by the evil law should not occur.

Extensive Struggle to Check Conclusion of FTA in S. Korea

   Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- An extensive struggle to check negotiations on the conclusion of the south Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was reportedly held in Seoul on July 12 with the attendance of more than 35,000 south Korean people of all strata. Rallies of workers, peasants and the poor took place in front of Seoul Railway Station and the Seoul City Office and at the Thapgol Park.
    At the end of rallies participants gathered in front of the Seoul City Office to hold the second all-people rally for checking the FTA.
    Then they were divided into two ranks to make demonstration marches.
    When over 20,000 peasant demonstrators reached around Kwanghwamun, police blocked their march with buses and barricades and fired water blasts at them, wielding shields and clubs.
    Some of demonstrators attempted to march toward Chongwadae.
    Meanwhile, more than 10,000 workers and members of civic and public organizations broke through the blockade of police in front of Jongro District Office and marched to the Sejong House of Culture through the surroundings of the U.S. embassy.
    During the demonstration they occupied the U.S. embassy for a while.
    After the demonstration they held a rally in front of the U.S. embassy.

Heavy Rain Continue in DPRK

   Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- Heavy rain has continued in the DPRK owing to the stationary front in its central area. It torrentially rained 418, 242, 207 and 191 millimeters respectively in Yangdok, Maengsan, Pukchang and Tokchon in South Phyongan Province, 254, 207 and 137 millimeters respectively in Yodok, Kumya and Jongphyong in South Hamgyong Province and 150-170 millimeters in Wonsan, Tongchon, Anbyon and Phyonggang in Kangwon Province from 6, July 14 to 12, July 15.
    It showered 100-130 millimeters in Pyongyang, Phyongsong, Sunchon, Sukchon and Anju, South Phyongan Province, Jongju and Pakchon, North Phyongan Province, Sinphyong and Thosan, North Hwanghae Province, and Kaesong.
    In particular, there came torrential rains of 70, 73, 100 and 92 millimeters respectively in Pyongyang, Phyongsong, Yangdok and Songchon from 0 to 3, July 15 and then downpours of 141 and 90 millimeters in Yangdok and Songchon from 3 to 6 that day.
    On the same day, downpours of more than 100 millimeters hit Haeju, Ongjin, Ryongyon, Pongchon, Paechon, Kangryong and Yonan, South Hwanghae Province in a short span of time, inundating farm lands.
    Agricultural and other sectors of the national economy and people's living were badly damaged by heavy rains in some areas of Korea.
    Rainfalls are now going on and investigation into damage is under way.

Information Bulletins Issued abroad to Commemorate Anniversary of Demise of Kim Il Sung

   Pyongyang, July 15 (KCNA) -- The Bulgaria-Korea Friendship Association issued information bulletin on July 8 on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung. In an article titled "Eternal President" the bulletin said that his demise was a great loss to the Korean people.
    Recalling that the whole land of Korea bid farewell to the President in profound grief, it quoted a foreign press report as praising the spiritual world of the Korean people deeply revering him.
    It cited concrete facts to prove that the whole world reposed unquestioned trust in his high international prestige.
    The Sri Lanka-People's Korea Friendship Association issued information bulletin "Juche Korea" No. 9.
    In an article titled "Eternal Leader of People" the bulletin noted that after embarking upon the road of revolution in his early years Kim Il Sung devoted his all to the people's sacred cause till the last moments of his life.
    The article said: Kim Il Sung found himself among people all his life. He paid endless visits to factories and rural villages in the whole period of his great life. The Korean people are working hard, holding him in high esteem as their eternal leader.

Actions against FTA Unabated in S. Korea

   Pyongyang, July 15 (KCNA) -- Press conferences and meeting were held in Seoul on July 10 against the backdrop of the mounting struggle against the negotiations for the conclusion of the south Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement. The Headquarters of the All-People Movement for Checking south Korea-U.S FTA held a press conference in front of the Jangchung Gymnasium and issued a press release.
    Recalling that the "government" accepted the unilateral demands of the U.S. even before the second round of negotiations for the conclusion of FTA started, the press release deplored that this would throw south Korea into the whirlwind of restructuring aimed at serving the interests of U.S. capital once again and the people's living into a crisis.
    Members of the Solidarity Council of Civic and Public Organizations grouping at least 400 civic and public organizations, the south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions and the Federation of south Korean Trade Unions and the Council of Industrial Unions of U.S. Federation of Trade Unions separately held press conferences on the same day and demanded the south Korean authorities stop the conclusion of the treacherous agreement.
    Then followed a meeting. Speakers there warned that the "government" cracking down upon the people's struggle with violence will be forsaken by the people.
    At the end of the meeting the participants held a candlelight meeting and staged a demonstration and sit-in strike.
    The chairman of the south Korean Federation of Peasants Associations issued a statement on July 11 in which he demanded a stop to the negotiations for the conclusion of FTA. The statement warned that if the "government" holds negotiations, ignoring the will of the people, it will face an all-people resistance.

Revolutionary Museum of State Academy of Sciences Opens

   Pyongyang, July 15 (KCNA) -- The Revolutionary Museum of the State Academy of Sciences has been built and opened. Seen in the front hall of the ground floor of the museum with a total floor space of nearly 6,000 square meters is a large computer-aided electric photo "The Great Leader and the Respected General Receiving Warm Cheers of Scientists".
    Displayed in 8 rooms of the first floor are historic materials showing the undying feats performed by Kim Il Sung for the scientific and technological development of the country.
    Exhibited in 8 rooms of the second floor are historic materials showing the revolutionary feats performed by Kim Jong Il in putting forward the idea of attaching importance to science and indicating the orientation and ways of scientific and technological development of the country.
    An opening ceremony was held on the spot on Friday.
    Present there were Choe Thae Bok, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, officials concerned, scientists, technicians and builders.

Anti-U.S. Solidarity Rally Held in S. Korea

   Pyongyang, July 15 (KCNA) -- The Family Movement for Realizing Democracy, the Anti-U.S. Youth League, the South Headquarters of the National Alliance for the Country's Reunification and other civic and public organizations reportedly held the 82nd anti-U.S. solidarity rally in front of the U.S. embassy in Seoul on July 11. At the rally speakers called upon the people to make all efforts to check the "government's" moves to evict residents for the expansion of the U.S. military base in Phyongthaek and said that they would wage a vigorous struggle including a general strike and a candle-light rally in protest against the negotiations for the conclusion of the south Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
    At the rally a written protest to the U.S. ambassador in Seoul was read out.
    The protest strongly demanded the dissolution of the "south Korea-U.S. Combined Forces Command" and the "UN Command" and the withdrawal of the U.S. troops from south Korea and stressed that the organizations would certainly check the moves for the expansion of the U.S. military base in Phyongthaek by pooling the will of all the people.

Chinese Friendship Delegation Leaves

   Pyongyang, July 15 (KCNA) -- The Chinese friendship delegation led by Hui Liangyu, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the Communist Party of China and vice-premier of the State Council of China, left here today after winding up its six-day visit to the DPRK to participate in the events marking the 45th anniversary of the conclusion of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance at the invitation of the DPRK government. It was seen off at the airport by Choe Su Hon, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and officials concerned and Wu Donghe, Chinese ambassador to the DPRK, and staff members of the Chinese embassy here and Chinese students studying in the DPRK.
    During its stay the delegation visited Mangyongdae, the Mangyongdae Schoolchildren's Palace, the Grand People's Study House and other places.

DPRK Friendship Delegation Back Home

   Pyongyang, July 15 (KCNA) -- The DPRK friendship delegation led by Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, returned home on Saturday after paying an official goodwill visit to China to participate in the celebrations of the 45th anniversary of the signing of the DPRK-China Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance at the invitation of the Chinese government. It was greeted at the airport by Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Su Hon, officials concerned and Chinese Ambassador to the DPRK Wu Donghe.

Korean Women's Delegation Leaves for China

   Pyongyang, July 15 (KCNA) -- The delegation of the Korean Democratic Women's Union led by Ri Yong Hui, vice-chairwoman of its Central Committee, left here today to participate in the 6th East Asian Women's Forum to be held in Beijing. It was sent off at Pyongyang Railway Station by U Kye Hyang, vice-chairwoman of the C.C., KDWU, and the political councilor of the Chinese embassy here.

President Kim Il Sung Remembered Abroad

   Pyongyang, July 17 (KCNA) -- A seminar and a photo exhibition took place in Uzbekistan, a round-table talk in Egypt and a lecture meeting and a film show in South Africa from July 2 to 5 on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung. On display in the venues of the functions were famous works of President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il and photos showing the revolutionary life and undying feats of the President.
    The director of the International Department of the People's Democratic Party of Uzbekistan said at the seminar that Kim Il Sung founded the party and the state after the liberation of Korea and was active as the leader of the party and the state for nearly a half century.
    The chairman of a district, Tashkent Region, committee of the People's Democratic Party emphasized that Kim Il Sung defended global peace and security and devoted himself to the accomplishment of the cause of developing friendly relations with the progressive peoples of the world.
    Korean film "The Great Life in 1994" was screened at the film show.

Kim Il Sung Praised by Foreigners

   Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- Book and photo exhibitions and film shows took place in India, Laos, Russia and Indonesia from July 1 to 6 on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung. Displayed at the venues of the functions were famous works of Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il and photos showing their undying revolutionary feats.
    "The Great Life in 1994", "The Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung Meets with Heads of State and Prominent Figures of Foreign Countries" and other Korean films were screened at the film shows.
    Speeches were made at the functions.
    V. K. Chopra, chairman of the Indian Intellectuals' Society for the Study of the Juche Idea, said that the life of Kim Il Sung, the father of socialist Korea, was the life of a great revolutionary who devoted everything to the freedom and happiness of the people and accomplishment of the human cause of independence.
    The deputy secretary general of the Central Committee of the Lao People's Revolutionary Youth Union, after appreciating a Korean film, said that he had a better understanding of the high international authority of Kim Il Sung, who is the great leader recognized by the world.

Kim Il Sung Remembered in Different Countries

   Pyongyang, July 15 (KCNA) -- Meetings, photo exhibitions and film shows were held in Mexico, India, Syria and Tunisia from July 2 to 6 on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of demise of President Kim Il Sung. Exhibited in the venues of functions were photos showing the undying revolutionary exploits of Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il and shining achievements made by the Korean people under the banner of Songun.
    Participants of the film shows watched Korean films "The Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung Meets with Heads of State and Prominent Figures of Foreign Countries", "The Great Life in 1994" and "The Kumsusan Memorial Palace".
    Anita Chopra, chairwoman of the Society for the Study of the Juche Philosophy of Indian Working Women, said in a speech that the whole life of Kim Il Sung was a great life as he made immortal contributions to the triumphant advance of the human cause of independence under the uplifted banner of socialism and independence against imperialism.
    Samir Ismail, dean of the Political Faculty at University of Damascus in Syria, said in a speech that Kim Il Sung was the hero of the century and an outstanding strategist who led the anti-Japanese armed struggle to victory and achieved the liberation of Korea and humbled the pride of the U.S. imperialists who boasted of being the "strongest" in the world in the Korean war.
    A message to Kim Jong Il was adopted at a remembrance meeting in Tunisia.

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Rodong Sinmun critica a las hordas militaristas de Japon

   Pyongyang, 17 de julio (ATCC) -- Ultimamente, las palabras del mandatario de Japon a favor de la visita al "Santuario Yasukuni" sirven de estimulante del ya calido clima militarista dado en la sociedad de este pais y dan lo mismo que justificar la historia criminal del pasado y abogar por la libertad de agresion. Asi opina un comentario individual publicado este lunes en el diario Rodong Sinmun.
    La continua visita de los reaccionarios japoneses a ese emblematico lugar del militarismo deviene siniestro desafio a la paz e hiere dos y tres veces a los ya adoloridos pueblos asiaticos, critica el comentarista.
    Al igual que en el pasado, la unica cosa que domina la cabeza de aquellos, quienes no sienten remordimiento alguno del pasado criminal, es la ambicion de agredir al continente asiatico para erigirse como dominante de esta area, revela.
    Las desesperadas maniobras encaminadas a convertirse en una potencia militar y expandirse a ultramar y el cada vez mas calido clima a favor de la visita al Yasukuni agravan el peligro de la guerra por parte de Japon y empeoran la situacion regional, denuncia el comentarista y subraya:
    Pero, el procedimiento de los reaccionarios japoneses, que se enfrascan en la desmesurada campana para inculcar la idea militarista evadiendo obstinadamente la liquidacion del pasado criminal, producira el aislamiento del pais-isla en el ambito internacional y les conducira a la muerte.

Kim Jong Il envia ofrenda floral al feretro de difunta Pak Kyong Sil

   Pyongyang, 17 de julio (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il envio el dia 16 una ofrenda floral ante el feretro de la difunta Pak Kyong Sil, secretaria general del Comite Central de la Union de Bailarines de Corea, en senal de profundas condolencias por su fallecimiento.

Conjunto artistico de Rusia ve funcion de orquesta sinfonica

   Pyongyang, 17 de julio (ATCC) -- El Conjunto Artistico Academico de la Unidad del Ministerio del Interior de Rusia, de visita en Corea, presencio el dia 16 la funcion de la Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional en el Teatro Morambong. Estuvieron invitados los miembros del conjunto artistico ruso presidido por el titular Viktor Eliseyev, el presidente del Comite Cultural de la Duma Estatal de la Federacion Rusa, Josif Kobzon, y su comitiva que vinieron junto con el citado conjunto, el encargado de negocios a.i. de Rusia en Corea, Alexander Matsegora, y otros miembros de esta sede diplomatica.
    Los artistas coreanos pusieron en la escena el cuarto movimiento "Gloria al General" de la suite sinfonica "Larguisimo camino del Songun (priorizacion militar)", las musicas orquestales "Arirang" y "Abundante cosecha en la llanura Chongsan", "Capricho italiano" de Tchaikovsky, el primer movimiento de la sinfonia No. 7 "Leningrado" de Shostakovich, etc.

Nuevo metodo de produccion de hierro

   Pyongyang, 17 de julio (ATCC) -- La Fundicion de Hierro de Posan de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea completo un nuevo metodo de produccion jucheana de hierro.  A diferencia de las formulas anteriores, el nuevo metodo posibilita disminuir el proceso productivo y utilizar en la produccion el mineral de hierro en mole al introducir un nuevo aparato de carga de materias primas.
     Ademas, resolvio unos problemas tecnicos para mejorar los indices especificos de fundicion, tales como la cantidad de carga de combustible, el largo de llamas, la temperatura del interior del horno y la proporcion de reduccion de materias primas.
     Los cientificos del sector de la industria metalurgica, obreros y tecnicos de la Fundicion de Hierro de Posan llegaron a completar este peculiar metodo tras aclarar de manera cientifica las caracteristicas mineralogicas y metalurgicas del mineral de hierro en uso.
     Sus ventajas estan indicadas en el proceso simple, la alta productividad, la gran eficiencia economica, la optima calidad de hierro producido y la alta tasa de rendimiento.
     Al aplicarlo, la citada Fundicion incremento la produccion contribuyendo activamente a la produccion de materiales de hierro y acero del pais y suministra los materiales necesarios para la fabricacion de los equipos pedidos por las plantas maquinarias.
     Citado por la Agencia Telegrafica Central de Corea, el titular de la Direccion de Ciencia y Tecnica del Ministerio de Industria Metalurgica, Sin Kyu Sam, dijo que el nuevo metodo renovo a base de ciencias y tecnicas modernas la formula de produccion con el mineral de hierro y antracita abundantes en el pais.
     Por lo tanto, -prosiguio- tiene mejores perspectivas y resulta un gran avance en el fortalecimiento del caracter jucheano e independiente de la industria metalurgica.