Rodong Sinmun on Bush Administration's Aggressive Military Strategy

   Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun today carries a signed article which castigates the Bush administration for establishing preemptive nuclear attack strategy as the keystone of its aggressive military strategy in the 21st century and committing the inhuman crimes of increasing the danger of a nuclear war. The U.S. has advocated that it will use nukes as a means of threat or a last resort to strike, but it has openly changed this stand into the reckless preemptive nuclear attack strategy, the article says, and goes on:
    The Bush group designated the DPRK and other countries as the targets of nuclear attack, which is a revelation of very dangerous attempt to put its preemptive nuclear attack strategy into practice. The U.S. imperialists declared all over the world that their main military doctrine is a preemptive nuclear attack.
    It is clear that the U.S. is the very one who poses a nuclear threat in the world. The U.S. is stepping up the development and production of smaller nukes in a bid to use nukes as if they are conventional weapons.
    The DPRK is the first target of the U.S. preemptive nuclear attack. The U.S. imperialists have deployed a large quantity of means and equipment for nuclear operation in and around south Korea to ignite a nuclear war in the Korean Peninsula.
    In order to realise the desire of the humankind to live in the world without nukes, the nuclear powers, first of all, should honestly implement their duties corresponding to the NPT. But the U.S. has become undisguised in its attempt to launch nuclear attacks upon non-nuclear and other countries, taking no account of its implementation of duty, and posed a nuclear threat to humankind while running amuck in modernizing and minimizing nukes. This proves that the U.S. imperialists are the vicious harasser of peace and nuclear war maniacs. The peace-loving people of the world should wage a positive struggle to frustrate the U.S. imperialists' moves for a nuclear war.

Events Held to Celebrate Day of Victory in War

   Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) -- Diverse events took place across the country Thursday to celebrate the 53rd anniversary of the victory in the great Fatherland Liberation War. Art performances were given before dancing parties of youth and students held at the plazas in front of the Tower of the Juche Idea, the Monument to Party Founding, the April 25 House of Culture, etc. in Pyongyang and in local areas including Phyongsong, Sariwon and Hamhung.
    As "Song of General Kim Il Sung," "Long Live Generalissimo Kim Il Sung" and other songs resounded forth, the participants danced to the tune of songs "Our Victory-Day July 27" and "Ours Is Song of Victory", turning the venues into spectacular seas of dancers.
    A performance was given by the central youth art squad at the Central Youth Hall.
    It began with male solo and chorus "Our Victory-Day July 27". The performers put on the stage colorful numbers with high pride and honor of greeting the significant day when the army and people of the DPRK won a shining victory in the Fatherland Liberation War by defeating the U.S. imperialists who boasted of being "the strongest" in the world under the wise guidance of Kim Il Sung, an invincible iron-willed commander and outstanding strategist.
    Meanwhile, a performance of wartime songs "For the Motherland" was given by war veterans and honored disabled soldiers in Pyongyang at the Central Workers' Hall to celebrate July 27.

Defending Independence Is Basic Guarantee for National Development: Rodong Sinmun

   Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) -- The realities today when the alleged "only super power" of the world is getting all the more wanton in its aggressive and dominationist hysterics make it quite urgent for the Koreans to hold higher the banner of independence in the struggle to carve out the destiny of the country and the nation, says Rodong Sinmun in an article Friday. Holding higher the banner of independence is a highly important matter in foiling the U.S. imperialists' current moves to destroy national identity under the slogan of "globalization," the author of the article notes, and goes on:
    Anyone who is concerned for the destiny of the country and the nation should approach the imperialists' moves to destroy national identity with high vigilance and resolutely smash them with national self-respect.
    The stand of national independence should be firmly maintained in the reunification movement, if the cause of reunification is to be led to victory in the teeth of all manner of challenges of history blocking up the advance of the era of independent reunification.
    The Korean people's struggle to defend the independence of the country and the nation at the present juncture is a stand-off of strength and a stand-off of ideology and will with U.S. imperialism, stresses the article, and goes on:
    The best weapon for maintaining independence is invincible military capacity. The motive of the Workers' Party of Korea choosing the path of Songun and the mission of Songun politics are to consolidate the might of the driving force of the nation to be invincible and thereby frustrate the outsiders' moves of aggression and domination and reliably defend the dignity and sovereignty of the nation. The colossal war deterrent built under Songun politics is demonstrating its invincible might in the current stand-off with the U.S. Under this great politics, the U.S. imperialists' policy of aggression against the DPRK is bound to go bust and peace on the Korean Peninsula and security of the Korean nation are sure to be guaranteed.

Kim Yong Nam Receives Credentials from Finnish Ambassador

   Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, received credentials from Finnish Ambassador to the DPRK Yrjo Kim David Luotonen at the Mansudae Assembly Hall Friday. On hand was Kung Sok Ung, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs.
    After receiving credentials, the president had a conversation with the ambassador.

Kim Yong Nam Meets Iranian Delegation

   Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly conversation with the Iranian parliamentary delegation led by Anoushiravan Mohseni Bandpei, chairman of the Iran-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Group, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Friday. Present there were Chairman of the DPRK-Iran Parliamentary Friendship Group Kim Wan Su, officials concerned and Iranian Ambassador to the DPRK Jalaleddin Namini Mianji and an embassy official.
    The head of the delegation said that the bilateral ties of friendship and cooperation are daily growing stronger under the deep care of the leaders of the two countries, adding that it is the firm will of the Iranian government to expand and develop the relations in various fields.
    The government and people of Iran will always extend full support and solidarity to the Korean people in their struggle to accomplish the cause of national reunification and build a great prosperous powerful nation, he noted.

Gift to Kim Jong Il from Swiss National Women's Council

   Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il was presented with a gift by the Swiss National Women's Council. The gift was handed to Choe Thae Bok, chairman of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, on Friday by Anita Fahrni, president of the Committee for International Relations of the council on a visit to the DPRK.

Choe Thae Bok Meets Swiss Women's Delegation

   Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) -- Choe Thae Bok, chairman of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a conversation with a delegation of the Swiss National Women's Council headed by President of its Committee for International Relations Anita Fahrni at the Mansudae Assembly Hall on Friday. Present there were Vice-Chairwoman of the Central Committee of the Korean Democratic Women's Union Ri Yong Hui, officials concerned and Rainer Baudendistel, country director a.i. of SDC in Pyongyang.

Gift to Kim Jong Il from Iran-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Group

   Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a gift from the Iran-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Group. It was conveyed to Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, by Anoushiravan Mohseni Bandpei, chairman of the Iran-Korea Parliamentary Friendship Group on a visit to the DPRK, on Friday.

Cancellation of Plan for U.S.- S. Korea Joint Military Exercises Demanded

   Pyongyang, July 28 (KCNA) -- The "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercises to be staged under the simulated conditions of preemptive attack upon and a nuclear war against the DPRK are very dangerous large-scale war maneuvers which the U.S. and south Korean warmongers have staged every year with huge aggressor forces involved since the mid-1970s. A spokesman for the Korean National Peace Committee declared this in a statement issued on July 28 lashing at the plan announced by the south Korea-U.S. "Combined Forces Command" to stage the saber rattling in south Korea from August 21 to September 1. The joint military exercises will involve more than 8,000 U.S. imperialist aggressor troops and hundreds of thousands of south Korean troops and lots of latest war equipment, the statement noted, and continued:
    The above-said joint military exercises are projected at a time when the U.S. and other bellicose forces have gone to extremes in their moves to stifle the DPRK and provoke a war against it. This is a dangerous development indicating their intention to further strain the situation on the Korean Peninsula. It is, therefore, another serious military provocation and a de facto declaration of war against the DPRK.
    The U.S. and the south Korean military authorities advertise the projected war exercises as "annual ones" like habitual tactics, but needless to say, this is an extremely dangerous play with fire intended to ignite a war against the DPRK.
    Such military maneuvers for aggression will get the U.S. bellicose forces nowhere because they will only harden the will of the army and people of the DPRK to bolster up its deterrent for self-defence.
    The more recklessly the U.S. brandishes its "stick of strength" against the DPRK, the more resolutely it will react to it with force and respond to its dagger of aggression with a sword of justice.
    The U.S. and south Korean authorities should immediately cancel their plan for the reckless "Ulji Focus Lens" joint military exercises as they will only push the situation on the Korean Peninsula to an extreme pitch of tension and have a catastrophic impact on the inter-Korean relations.

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Rodong Sinmun denuncia a los actos antihumanos de EE.UU.

   Pyongyang, 28 de julio (ATCC) -- El periodico Rodong Sinmun inserto en su edicion del dia 28 un articulo individual revelando los actos criminales antihumanos de la administracion Bush que definio la estrategia de ataque preventivo nuclear como la principal militar agresiva del siglo XXI acarreando asi el peligro de la guerra nuclear. Hasta la fecha, EE.UU. se dispuso a aprovechar las armas nucleares como medio de amenaza o ultimo medio de ataque. Pero, abandono esta posicion que mantenia formalmente sustituyendola abiertamente por la temeraria estrategia de ataque preventivo nuclear, senala el articulo y prosigue:
    En particular, la banda de Bush definio a Corea y otros paises como blanco de ataque nuclear. Esto deviene una revelacion de la peligrosisima intencion de llevar a la practica la estrategia de ataque preventivo nuclear.
    EE.UU. proclamo al mundo que su doctrina miliar principal es el ataque preventivo nuclear.
    Se puede decir patentemente que EE.UU. es creador de la amenaza nuclear en el ambito mundial.
    El imperio da acicate al desarrollo y produccion de los miniartefactos nucleares para usarlos como armas convencionales.
    El primer blanco del ataque preventivo nuclear es la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea.
    EE.UU. emplaza enorme cantidad de medios operacionales nucleares en el Sur de Corea y su periferia con la intencion de desencadenar una guerra nuclear en la Peninsula Coreana.
    Para realizar el deseo de la humanidad de vivir en un mundo libre de armas nucleares, ante todo, los paises poseedores de estas deben cumplir con sinceridad su deber estipulado en el Tratado de No Proliferacion Nuclear.
    Pero, EE.UU. no cumple su obligacion, sino expone abiertamente su intento de asestar el primer ataque nuclear a otros paises en particular a los desnuclearizados y se entrega con rabia a la maniobra de hacer modernas y pequenas las armas nucleares. Esta claro que EE.UU. es siniestro perturbador de la paz y maniaco de guerra nuclear.
    Los pueblos del mundo amantes de la paz deben luchar activamente por detener y frustrar las maniobras de guerra nuclear de los imperialistas norteamericanos.

Celebrado en Corea el Dia de la Victoria en la Guerra

   Pyongyang, 28 de julio (ATCC) -- En ocasion del 53 aniversario del triunfo del pueblo coreano en la gran Guerra de Liberacion de la Patria, tuvieron lugar el dia 27 variadas festividades. Las explanadas frente a los Monumentos a la Idea Juche y a la Fundacion del Partido y a la Casa Cultural 25 de Abril y otras partes de esta capital, las ciudades de Phyongsong, Sariwon y Hamhung y otras localidades del pais sirvieron de bailaderos para los jovenes y estudiantes.
    Antes de iniciado el baile, se ofrecieron primero funciones artisticas por el Dia de la Victoria en la Guerra.
    Mientras se interpretaban la "Cancion del General Kim Il Sung" y "!Viva y viva el Generalisimo Kim Il Sung!", los congregados escenificaron un elegante oleaje coreografico al son de otras canciones como "Nuestro 27 de Julio" y "Nuestra cancion es la de victorias".
    Por otra parte, el Grupo de Propaganda Artistica Central Juvenil ofrecio una funcion en la Casa Central de la Juventud.
    En este espectaculo, iniciado con la cancion "Nuestro 27 de Julio" (en solo masculino y coro), los ejecutantes presentaron una serie de programas con gran orgullo y alegria por acoger esta efemeride en que hace ahora 53 anos, bajo la sabia direccion del Presidente Kim Il Sung, invencible general de acero y destacado estratega militar, el pueblo coreano logro una brillante victoria en la Guerra de Liberacion de la Patria tras derrotar a los imperialistas norteamericanos, que se jactaban de su "supremacia" mundial.
    Mientras tanto, en la Casa Central de los Obreros se monto una espectacular escena de canciones creadas en tiempos de guerra "Por la unica patria" donde actuaron los veteranos y los ex militares heridos en esta capital.

Funcion por 53o aniversario de la victoria en la guerra

   Pyongyang, 28 de julio (ATCC) -- Tuvo lugar el dia 27 en el Teatro de Arte Ponghwa una funcion del Conjunto Artistico Mansudae en festejo del 53o aniversario del triunfo del pueblo coreano en la gran Guerra de Liberacion de la Patria. Presenciaronla Kim Yong Nam, Pak Pong Ju, Kim Il Chol, Choe Thae Bok, Yang Hyong Sop, Choe Yong Rim, Kim Ki Nam, miembros del Consejo de Ministros, directivos de ministerios y organos centrales, oficiales y soldados del Ejercito Popular de Corea, funcionarios de ramas de ciencia, educacion, cultura y arte, salud publica, prensa e informacion, veteranos y ameritados de la guerra y trabajadores capitalinos.
    En la escena salieron programas de diferentes generos como el trio masculino y coro, el coro y solo masculinos, el solo folclorico femenino, el solo de trompeta y coro.
    En el solo masculino "El Mariscal Kim Il Sung es nuestro Comandante Supremo" y el cuarteto femenino "Es mejor la direccion del Songun (priorizacion militar)" y otras piezas, los ejecutantes elogiaron las grandes hazanas del Presidente Kim Il Sung para el triunfo de la guerra y los inmortales meritos del Dirigente Kim Jong Il quien dando continuidad a la historia y tradicion de victorias siempre, creadas por aquel, conduce a la victoria la batalla de confrontacion antiyanqui y la lucha del ejercito y el pueblo de Corea por construir una gran potencia prospera socialista.

Kim Yong Nam recibe cartas credenciales del embajador finlandes

   Pyongyang, 28 de julio (ATCC) -- Yrjo Kim David Luotonen presento el dia 28 en el capitalino Palacio de los Congresos Mansudae ante el presidente del Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, Kim Yong Nam, sus cartas credenciales que le acreditan como nuevo embajador extraordinario y plenipotenciario de la Republica de Finlandia en Corea. En la ocasion estuvo presente el vicecanciller coreano Kung Sok Ung.
    Tras recibirlas, Kim departio con el diplomatico.