Kim Jong Il Sends Wreath to Bier of Pak Yong Sok

   Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il sent a wreath to the bier of Pak Yong Sok, member of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and chairman of the Control Commission of the WPK Central Committee, expressing deep condolences over his death on Sunday.

Pak Yong Sok Passes Away

   Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- Pak Yong Sok, member of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK and chairman of the Control Commission of the WPK Central Committee, died of prostate gland cancer on March 17, Juche 96 (2007), at the age of 80.
    The WPK Central Committee and the SPA Presidium issued an obituary of his death on Saturday.
    According to it, Pak was born into a revolutionary family in the period when Korea was under the colonial rule of the Japanese imperialists and grew into an able official under the care of President Kim Il Sung after the liberation of the country and had devotedly worked for the development of the WPK and socialist construction.
    He had been active as a member of the leading organ of the WPK Central Committee and deputy to the SPA for many years and received many official commendations including the title of Labor Hero and the Kim Il Sung Order, the highest order of the DPRK, for his feats for the country and the revolution. The obituary said that he had been boundlessly faithful to the WPK until the last moments of his life and his feats for the party, the revolution, the country and the people would remain long.

Day of Sun Celebrated in Various Countries

   Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- Lectures, film shows, Korean handicraft exhibitions and reading sessions took place in Tanzania, Russia and Ethiopia from March 7 to 12 on the occasion of the Day of the Sun.
    Francis Fanuel Lyimo, chairman of the Tanzanian National Coordinating Committee of the Juche Idea Study Groups, in a lecture stressed that President Kim Il Sung not only founded the Juche idea, the guiding idea in the era of independence, and gave flawless answers to all questions arising in accomplishing the cause of independence against imperialism but also set practical examples.
    A reading session on Kim Il Sung's reminiscences "With the Century" was held by the Ethiopian Youth Study Group of the Juche Idea.
    Participants in the film shows watched "The Great Leader Comrade Kim Jong Il Gives On-the-Spot Guidance to Work in Different Fields", "Mangyongdae", "Kimilsungia" and other Korean films.

Kim Jong Il's Feats Praised in Pakistan

   Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- Seminars, photo exhibitions and a film show were held by the Lahore Branch of the Pakistan-Korea Friendship Association and the Pakistan Society for the Study of Independence on March 9 and 10 on the occasion of the 14th anniversary of the election of Kim Jong Il as chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK.
    Displayed at the venues of the events were photos showing the Songun leadership feats of Kim Jong Il.
    Mohammad Aslam Nagi, secretary general of the Lahore Branch of the Pakistan-Korea Friendship Association, said that the DPRK could demonstrate its might despite the grim ordeals. This is entirely the shining fruition of the Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il, he added.
    Mohammad Aslam Malik, secretary general of the Pakistan Trade Union Federation, stressed that thanks to the Songun policy pursued by Kim Jong Il the DPRK has always won in the confrontation with the U.S. styling itself the "only superpower" of the world.
    A secretary of the Pakistan Committee for Supporting Korea's Reunification noted that Kim Jong Il's Songun policy is enjoying full support and sympathy from the world peace-loving people opposing the high-handed and arbitrary practices of the U.S.-led imperialists at present.
    The chairman of the Pakistan Society for the Study of Independence stressed that led by Kim Jong Il, the Korean people would certainly build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation and achieve the independent and peaceful reunification of the country.
    The participants in the film show watched Korean film "Military Parade and Mass Demonstration for Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of the Glorious Workers' Party of Korea."

Kim Il Sung's Reminiscences Posted on U.S. Internet

   Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- The U.S. Group for the Study of Songun Policy posted on its Internet e-theoretical magazine Red Banner of Songun "My Father and the Korean National Association" from Chapter 1 of Vol. 1 of Part 1 the Anti-Japanese Revolution of "With the Century," reminiscences of President Kim Il Sung, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the formation of the KNA.
    Carried on the magazine was a picture of Kim Hyong Jik, an indomitable revolutionary fighter and outstanding leader of the anti-Japanese national liberation movement in Korea, forming the association.

Struggle for Independence against U.S. and GNP Called for

   Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front on Saturday issued a statement on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the arson of the "American Cultural Service" in Pusan, according to the Internet site Kuguk Jonson.
    The arson by youth and students on March 18, 1982, was an eruption of grudge and resentment at the Yankee aggressors who manipulated behind the scene the operation to put down the heroic Kwangju popular uprising by force of arms, and it was a just patriotic struggle which demonstrated the indomitable will not to allow the U.S. colonial rule any longer, the statement said, and went on:
    The U.S. is making desperate efforts to arrest the movement of the south Korean people for independent reunification against the U.S., calm down the atmosphere for progressive reforms and tide over the crisis of the colonial rule by setting up a pro-U.S. "government" at any cost through the "presidential election" this year.
    If the "Grand National Party's" scheme to grab power is not checked in the "election," the dark era of the military fascist dictatorship will be repeated in this land, a second Kwangju bloodbath witnessed and the June 15 era will be disappeared and the whole nation suffer calamities of a nuclear war.
    All the people should put an end to the U.S. colonial domination and intervention and wage a more dynamic struggle against the moves for a war against the north, holding higher the banner of the struggle for independence against the U.S.
    For the present they should intensify the struggle to get the U.S. troops withdrawn from south Korea, including the protests against the expansion of the U.S. military base in Phyongthaek being staged across south Korea and decisively develop the massive struggle against the conclusion of the south Korea-U.S. "Free Trade Agreement" into the anti-U.S. struggle.
    The forces for progressive reforms, the forces supporting the June 15 joint declaration should realize a big alliance against the conservative forces as soon as possible to deal a telling blow at the scheme of the GNP traitors to seize power again.

Brisk Action for Understanding Songun Policy in S. Korea Called for

   Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- The Solidarity of Youth and Students for Implementing the June 15 Joint Declaration (June 15 Youth and Student Solidarity) in south Korea reportedly sponsored a meeting on the theme "2nd-term youth school of June 15 Youth and Student Solidarity 'June 15 youth hero'" on Feb. 24 and 25.
    A lecture was given and speeches were made at the meeting on the present reality of the work for correctly understanding the north and its Songun policy and tasks to be carried out in doing so.
    The lecturer and speakers said that last year's lecture and grand seminar on the Songun policy convinced them that the popular masses had a great interest in understanding the Songun policy.
    They stressed the need to intensify lecture, seminar and information activities among the people so that they can have a proper understanding of the north and the Songun policy.
    Meanwhile, a question-and-answer meeting for correctly understanding the Songun policy was held.

2007 World Women's Ice Hockey Championships (B class) Opened

   Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- The 2007 World Women's Ice Hockey Championships (B class) were opened here.
    It will be held in way of league matches till March 23.
    Its opening ceremony took place at the Ice Rink on Saturday.
    Entering the rink were players from the DPRK, Italy, Slovakia, Austria, Slovenia and Netherlands.
    At the ceremony Pak Song Nam, chairman of the DPRK Ice Hockey Association, made a congratulatory speech and Kalervo Kummola, vice-president of the International Ice Hockey Federation, delivered an opening address.
    The ceremony was followed by a match between the DPRK and Italian teams.
    Present at the ceremony were Mun Jae Dok, chairman of the Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission, and others.

Struggle against Conclusion of FTA Called for

   Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- The south Korean Federation of University Student Councils reportedly released a special resolution titled "Let us check the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement, the U.S. brigandish colonial strategy" on March 10.
    Recalling that the negotiations for the conclusion of the FTA are now going at the final stage, the special resolution accused the U.S. of pressurizing the south Korean "government" to strike the FTA as required by it.
    It is the U.S. intention to establish a colonial system throughout this land through the conclusion of the FTA, the resolution said.
    If such shackling agreement is allowed to be concluded, all fabrics of society on this land including moviedom, education and medical care, to say nothing of the economy, will be swallowed up by the U.S. capitalists, it stressed.
    Holding that they can never accept the U.S. brigandish demand, the resolution asserted that the people from all walks of life should turn out in the struggle to check the conclusion of the FTA.

U.S. Nuclear Hysteria Going against Dialogue and Peace Assailed

   Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" joint military exercises projected by the U.S. to stage in south Korea are a preliminary war, a nuclear test war, designed to make a surprise preemptive attack on the DPRK, and they are the criminal behavior going against the aspiration and demand of the people for peace.
    Rodong Sinmun Sunday says this in a signed article.
    It goes on:
    The projected war drills of the U.S. forces are the revelation of the anachronistic way of thinking of the U.S., who seeks to achieve its sinister goal by imposing its will upon the DPRK by force.
    The U.S. war gambles in south Korea are remnants of the Cold War era as they are reckless nuclear war games swimming against the trend of the times and peace. With such remnants left intact, it is impossible to ensure peace and security in Asia, including the Korean Peninsula, and the rest of the world.
    The war gambles are an unpardonable crime against peace and reunification as they chill the burning desire of the Korean nation for reunification and block inter-Korean dialogue and cooperation.
    They also go against the six-party talks.
    The U.S. ruling quarters' moves to intensify war games in south Korea are aimed to poison the atmosphere of the talks and drive the situation of the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war. Their real intention is to while away the time with the six-party talks and ignite a war against the DPRK when a chance is given.
    The war drills in and around south Korea are contrary to the spirit and mission of the NPT.
    It would be an anachronistic daydream if the U.S. calculates that it can overpower the army and people of the DPRK and bring them into submission by military pressure or force.
    The DPRK is ready for both war and talks. It is the spirit and independent countermeasure of Songun Korea to answer the strength with strength and provocation with annihilating and merciless strike.
    The "RSOI" and "Foal Eagle" are war actions bringing no good but only harm.
    The U.S. is well advised to clearly see the trend of the times toward independence and peace and give up its adventurous attempt for preemptive nuclear attack on the DPRK.

S. Korean Conservative Media's Hindrance of North-South Cooperation under Fire

   Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- Choongang Ilbo of south Korea recently put it that the south Korean authorities' decision to provide funds for purchase of facilities needed for video meetings of separated families and relatives under an agreement reached at the inter-Korean ministerial talks is a violation of the principle of not making aid in cash and undertakings for the north-south cooperation are, in fact, a unilateral "aid" to the north.
    Minju Joson Sunday in a commentary dismisses such false report as a last-ditch effort of those keen to hinder the north-south cooperation at any cost.
    People are shocked by south Korea's ultra-right conservative media's repeat of the "Grand National Party" clan's wrong assertion that it is needed to abide by the U.S. rules on export control, the news analyst says, and goes on:
    What is serious is that south Korea's conservative media have slung mud at their fellow countrymen in the north not only over the north-south cooperation undertakings but also over the "nuclear issue" and the "human rights issue".
    Chosun Ilbo, Dong-A Ilbo, Choongang Ilbo and Hankuk Ilbo, that has long earned an ill fame as a mouthpiece of the GNP and its predecessors, are all pro-U.S. ultra-right conservative media.
    These hack papers have worked hard to tarnish the independent dignity of the DPRK and implant the anti-north confrontation and hatred in south Korean society, raising a hue and cry over the "human rights issue" and the "nuclear issue" in conspiracy with the U.S. hard-line conservatives and the GNP clan.
    Such ultra-right conservative media, forsaken and marginalized by the nation, are still making an issue of the north-south cooperation undertakings. This can not be interpreted otherwise than that they intend to keep committing treacheries against reunification.
    They should behave themselves, clearly understanding that their hackwork against the nation and reunification will invite nothing but their earlier destruction.

Intensified Struggle against U.S. Called for

   Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- South Korean youth and students' arson of the "American Cultural Service" in Pusan marked a shocking event as it disclosed the U.S. true colors as a chieftain of the Kwangju massacre and offered a fresh occasion in the struggle for independence against the U.S. in south Korea.
    Rodong Sinmun says this in a signed commentary Sunday, 25 years since south Korean youth and students set fire to the service.
    The desire of the participants in the struggle has not yet come true although 25 years have passed since then, the commentary notes, and goes on:
    The U.S. military occupation and domination over south Korea still continue.
    The U.S. is working hard to collect ultra-right conservatives marginalized by the June 15 era of reunification and establish a pro-U.S. puppet regime again.
    The south Koreans' desire and wish for independence can never come true as long as the U.S. domination and interference in the internal affairs of south Korea continue.
    The south Korean youth and students and people should fan up the flames of struggle for independence against the U.S., carrying forward the heroic spirit with which the passionate patriotic-minded youth set fire to the stronghold of aggression and domination.
    They should resolutely reject the moves of the Grand National Party and other pro-U.S. conservative forces to come to power again under the manipulation of the U.S. and more valiantly turn out in the resistance against the U.S. to put an end to its military occupation and rule.

Visit to Revolutionary Museum in Ponghwa-ri

   Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- Senior party and state officials, a friendly party chairman and leading officials of ministries and national institutions on Sunday visited the revolutionary museum in Ponghwa-ri to mark the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Korean National Association by Kim Hyong Jik, an indomitable revolutionary fighter.
    The visitors laid bouquets and observed a silent tribute before the statue of Kim Hyong Jik in Ponghwa-ri.
    Being briefed on the revolutionary activities of Kim Hyong Jik, the great pioneer in making the switchover of the nationalist movement to the proletarian revolution, they went round the Myongsin School which has been preserved as it was in the past and relics and materials displayed at the revolutionary museum.

DPRK Comes First in AFC U-16 Women's Championship

   Pyongyang, March 18 (KCNA) -- The DPRK team took the first place in the First AFC U-16 Women's Championship held in Malaysia after trouncing its Japanese rival 3:0 in the finals.
    Gold medals and the championship cup were conferred on the Korean footballers at the awarding ceremony.
    The top scoring prize and the prize of best player were awarded to Yun Hyon Hi of the DPRK for the high technique she displayed in the championship.
    As a result, the DPRK team has been qualified to participate in the First U-17 Women's World Cup to be held in New Zealand in 2008.

Kim Il Sung's Reminiscences Posted on Internet Homepage of Britain

   Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- The British Association for the Study of Songun Policy posted on its Internet homepage "My Father and the Korean National Association" from Chapter 1 of Vol. 1 of Part 1 the Anti-Japanese Revolution of "With the Century", reminiscences of President Kim Il Sung, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the formation of the association.
    Posted on the homepage was a picture of Kim Hyong Jik, an indomitable revolutionary fighter and outstanding leader of the anti-Japanese national liberation movement in Korea, forming the association.

Struggle of WPK and Korean People Supported

   Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- The 11th seminar of world political parties on building a new society took place in Mexico from March 9 to 11.
    A joint statement was published there to support the Workers' Party and people of Korea in the struggle to build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation and achieve independent and peaceful reunification of country.
    The statement ardently called on all the world progressive political parties and revolutionary people to join the Korean people in grandly commemorating the 95th birth anniversary of President Kim Il Sung and the 75th anniversary of the Korean People's Army.
    Positively appreciating the access of the WPK and the DPRK government to powerful self-defensive nuclear deterrent to cope with the vicious moves of the United States and its allied forces to stifle them, the statement fully supported the WPK and the Korean people in their struggle to achieve peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and the world.
    It also appealed to the progressive political parties and people of all countries to voice full support and solidarity for the Korean people in their struggle to frustrate the separatist moves of the anti-reunification conservative forces including the United States and the Grand National Party of south Korea.
    It vehemently condemned the Japanese reactionaries for leaving no means untried to stifle the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon), terming it a wanton violation of human rights and international law.
    Present there were delegations and delegates of at least 110 political parties and organizations from more than 50 countries of the world including the DPRK, China, Cuba, Laos, Vietnam, Brazil and Venezuela and leading members of the Workers' Party of Mexico and its party members.
    A letter to Kim Jong Il was adopted there.

Letter to Kim Jong Il from Mexican Party Leader

   Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il was presented with a letter by Alberto Anaya Gutierrez, coordinator of the National Coordinating Committee of the Workers' Party of Mexico, on March 11 on behalf of the participants in the 11th seminar of world political parties on building a new society.
    The letter said that the participants in the seminar highly praised the Workers' Party of Korea and the Korean people for having registered great successes in the struggle to defend socialism despite all the challenges of the imperialists under the great Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il and expressed full support and solidarity for their struggle.
    The Songun policy of the DPRK proved that only when the army and the people give priority to the military affairs, united close around the leader, can they firmly defend socialism in the confrontation with the imperialists threatening them with nukes, the letter noted.
    The feats of Kim Jong Il who has made a great contribution to accomplishing the global cause of socialism by firmly defending Korean-style socialism with his Songun policy will last forever along with human history, it stressed.

Withdrawal of U.S. Forces from S. Korea Urged

   Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- It is imperative to put an end to the U.S. policy of domination over Korea and its policy of occupation of south Korea in order to defend peace on the Korean Peninsula and achieve its peaceful reunification.
    Rodong Sinmun today observes this in a signed article.
    It goes on:
    The Korean Peninsula remains one of the world hot spots where a tense situation always prevails and fraught with the greatest danger of war as the U.S. occupied south Korea and has persistently pursued a policy of aggression against peace, keeping south Korea under its occupation as its base.
    The U.S. military bases in south Korea serve the purposes of the U.S. policy towards Korea and its policy of war of aggression against Asia as bridgeheads, advance bases for invading the DPRK and the rest of Asia.
    The U.S., considering it a fait accompli to launch the second Korean war, is set to start a new war of aggression with the U.S. military bases in south Korea as bases of sortie, logistic bases.
    The U.S. is going to start the largest-ever "Foal Eagle" and "RSOI" joint military exercises soon.
    The U.S. is working hard to justify the presence of its forces in south Korea, zealously painting them as a "protector," "champion" that ensures security and protects peace in Northeast Asia. The U.S. schemes to reorganize its forces in south Korea into "regional forces" by equipping them with the weapons of latest type tested in the Iraqi war in a bid to use them as forces for war of aggression against Asia to realize its domination and control over Asia. This is aimed at perpetuating the U.S. forces' presence in south Korea.
    All the Koreans should force the U.S. troops, a cancer-like entity, to quit south Korea through nationwide anti-U.S. resistance under the banner of "By our nation itself."

Anniversary of Kim Jong Il's Work Marked

   Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- Papers Saturday dedicate articles to the 10th anniversary of Kim Jong Il's historic work "On Learning from the Revolutionary Soldier Spirit" published on March 17, Juche 86 (1997).
    The revolutionary soldier spirit serves as an invincible treasured sword of Songun Korea, Rodong Sinmun says, and goes on:
    This spirit is the starting point from which the Workers' Party of Korea has made the history of overall victories with its Songun politics. The might of the Songun politics is just the might of the revolutionary soldier spirit, and the history of its great victory is annals in which the spirit has been fully embodied.
    It is the great spirit of improving a human being in every aspect whereby all the Korean people have been turned to be ardent fighters in the Songun era. It is also the spirit of epoch-making creation and feat and the staunch spirit of defending the country as it helped bring about the dawn of a great prosperous powerful nation in this land, withstanding stern trials, and reliably defend Korean-style socialism in the fierce confrontation with the imperialists.
    With the might of this spirit, the Korean people have consolidated the DPRK's political and ideological and military positions as firm as a rock. It is an eternal wealth that makes it possible for our country to display its dignity as an invincible power for all ages.
    Kim Jong Il is a man of faith and will, a man with plenty of guts and the supreme incarnation of human love who has got everything by believing and relying on the servicepersons and people. He is also the supreme model of revolutionary optimists with the most steadfast view on the future.
    He has clearly showed what idea and faith the revolutionary should keep in mind while leading our army and people to live and struggle in the revolutionary soldier spirit.
    He has always overcome any grave hardships standing in the way of revolution with his absolute trust in the servicepersons and people.
    "Love the future!" and "Live not merely for today but for tomorrow"-- this is his view on the future. This spirit of optimism helped train soldiers of the Korean People's Army to be indomitable combatants, produce a large army of optimists and make the militant stamina prevail all over the country.
    The revolutionary soldier spirit is an ever-victorious banner that our army and people should hold high forever. As an eternal banner of struggle and victory for the Korean revolution, it is the Paektu revolutionary spirit of today.
    All the servicepersons and people should not forget even a moment that the present of prospering Songun Korea and its bright future are guaranteed by Kim Jong Il. They should embody the spirit of devotedly defending the leader in every aspect of their work and life and become heroes of the Songun era by cherishing deep in mind the call of the country and the era.
    Minju Joson says that the revolutionary soldier spirit, an ideological and moral basis of the spirit of Thaechon (displayed by the builders of the Thaechon Power Station), has served as a driving force for prosperous development of the country.

Japanese Reactionaries Denounced for Denying Past Crimes

   Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- Prime Minister Abe and other Japanese ruling quarters insisted that there is no evidence proving the forcible recruitment of the "comfort women" for the imperial Japanese army, totally negating the "statement" made by Yohei Kono apologizing for the sexual slavery and calling for its retraction. It is an intolerable insult to the justice and ethics and morality and an act of going against history as these remarks are intended to connive at and encourage the war crimes.
    Rodong Sinmun today observes this in an article.
    Admission to the crimes related to the "comfort women" for the imperial Japanese army and apology for them serve as a barometer to discern whether Japan admits to the past aggression of the Japanese imperialists or not, the article notes, and goes on:
    The Japanese reactionaries are making desperate efforts to deny the crimes related to the "comfort women" for the imperial Japanese army still today, more than 60 years since the defeat of the Japanese imperialists.
    The above-said reckless remarks made by the Japanese reactionaries totally denying the forcible recruitment of the "comfort women" for the imperial Japanese army and its involvement in it were not prompted by the feelings of any individual or the lack of understanding of history.
    The desperate bid made by the Japanese authorities to grossly distort and whitewash the history of the bloody wars ignited by their forefathers despite the unanimous rebuff and denunciation from the international community is aimed at reviving militarism.
    The crimes related to the "comfort women" for the imperial Japanese army are nothing but an icon betraying Japan's aggressive nature, brutality and vulgarity and the greatest national disgrace.
    Japan will meet international isolation and disgraceful destruction only if it opts for re-aggression, denying its past war crimes.

Rodong Sinmun Assails Abe's Reckless Rem

   Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- The reckless remarks made by Japanese Prime Minister Abe denying the crimes related to the "comfort women" for the imperial Japanese army are nothing but a cunning and shameless scheme to cover up the hideous crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists against humanity in the past and evade the state responsibility for them. This is an intolerable insult to the victims and their bereaved families and an unpardonable challenge to the whole Korean nation and the international community demanding an apology and compensation for the crimes. Rodong Sinmun Saturday observes this in a signed commentary. It goes on:
    Lurking behind his reckless remarks distorting historical facts and denying the forced recruitment of the "comfort women" is a sinister intention to tide over the crisis of his rule and push forward the militarization of Japan for reinvasion.
    This suggests that Japan is set to stage a comeback to Korea to repeat such hideous state-sponsored crimes in the future.
    His outbursts self-exposed how shameless the Japanese ruling quarters are and they remain unchanged in their aggressive and brutal nature peculiar to Japan and have become more pronounced in this nature.
    These samurais took away hundreds of thousands of Korean women to coerce them into doing sexual servitude for the imperial Japanese army and drove millions of young and middle-aged Koreans to battle fields and forced labor sites, killing many of them. It is, therefore, nonsensical for them to talk about "abduction" and "sanctions" against someone.
    The Korean nation will never pardon the oft-repeated provocative remarks made by the ruling quarters of Japan, but fully disclose the crimes perpetrated by Japan and force it to pay a dear price for them.

U.S. Moves for War of Aggression Rapped in S. Korea

   Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- The 15th-term south Korean Federation of University Student Councils (Hanchongryon) reportedly held an extraordinary meeting of its leading members in Seoul on March 10 at which it released a special resolution titled "Cancel the plan for south Korea-U.S. RSOI and the U.S. forces present in south Korea, quit this land at once".
    Accusing the U.S. of attempting to defy the agreement reached at the six-party talks and escalate exercises for a war of aggression, the resolution said this indicates that the Bush administration's hostile policy toward the DPRK remains unchanged.
    Hanchongryon will become a standard-bearer in the actions to carry out the tasks of attaching importance to the nation, defending peace and achieving unity and resolutely shatter the U.S. moves for a war of aggression and drive the U.S. forces out of this land, it stressed.

KCNA Denounces RSOI and Foal Eagle Joint Military Exercises

   Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- The U.S. is going to stage RSOI and Foal Eagle joint military exercises together with the south Korean bellicose forces from Mar. 25.
    This is an unpardonable military provocation as it indicates that the U.S. seeks an ulterior aim behind the curtain of dialogue.
    As already reported, a series of dialogues and negotiations have been under way between the DPRK and the U.S. since the outset of the year. The world public has hailed this development and expressed hope that the countries concerned would take this hard-won opportunity to stir up the atmosphere of dialogue.
    The U.S. projected the above-said military maneuvers against its dialogue partner against this backdrop, which clearly indicates who is chiefly responsible for the mounting tension on the Korean Peninsula.
    The U.S. is working hard to justify the above-said provocative saber-rattling, describing it as something for "defence" and the like, but this is nothing but a cheap trick.
    It is nobody's secret that the U.S. military worked out an "emergency scenario for an attack upon the DPRK" under the pretext of coping with the new development after the DPRK's successful nuclear test and has since stepped up in real earnest with the preparations for mounting a surprise attack on major facilities in the DPRK.
    Due to these deceptive and adventurous moves of the U.S. dark clouds of a war are hanging over the Korean Peninsula quite contrary to the expectation of the international community. U.S. imperialist aggression troops and their ultra-modern military hardware have been massively deployed in and around the peninsula after being transferred there from their U.S. mainland and its overseas bases. U.S. fighter bombers are busy with navigation and air battle drills and exercises for striking targets on the ground and familiarizing themselves with terrain in the sky above south Korea almost every day. On Mar. 13 and 14 alone dozens of U.S. mainland-based "F-117" Stealth fighter bombers staged madcap air battle exercises in the skies over North and South Jolla and Kyonggi provinces and south Korean Kangwon Province and Oeyon, Anma and Jik islets in the West Sea, while being refueled in the air. All these war moves are a prelude to the "largest-ever" RSOI and Foal Eagle projected by the U.S.
    The reality goes to prove that the U.S. is only watching for a chance to invade the DPRK, refusing to abandon its attempt to stifle the DPRK by force of arms, though it is talking about dialogue.
    Dialogue and war maneuvers can never go together.
    The army and people of the DPRK are fully prepared to deal merciless crushing blows at the aggressors, not forgetting the U.S. arrogant nature even a moment.
    The U.S. should ponder over the consequences to be entailed by their double-dealing tactics and give up their foolish attempt.

Greetings to President of Ireland

   Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, Saturday sent a message of greetings to Mary Mcaleese, president of Ireland, on the national day of her country.
    Believing that the friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK and Ireland would develop on good terms, the message sincerely wished the president great success in the work for the prosperity of the country.

IIJB Director Arrives

   Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- Rudiger Claus, director of the International Institute of Journalism Berlin-Brandenburg in Germany, arrived here Saturday.

Kimilsungia Festival and Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Show to Be Held

   Pyongyang, March 17 (KCNA) -- The 9th Kimilsungia Festival will be held on the occasion of the Day of the Sun, the most auspicious holiday of the Korean nation, and the Army Day and the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia show to mark the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean People's Army at the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition in Pyongyang for over 10 days from mid-April, Juche 96 (2007).
    The festival and the show will be participated in by military organs, the commissions of the Cabinet, ministries and national institutions and individual servicepersons, working people, school youth and children and organizations of overseas Koreans and overseas Koreans that have cultivated those flowers of the sun.
    Diplomatic missions of different countries in Pyongyang and friendship organizations and social organizations and foreign friends from various countries will also take part in the festival and the show.

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Kim Jong Il inspecciona la division de tanques No.105 Ryu Kyong Su

   Pyongyang, 17 de marzo (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il, Secretario General del Partido del Trabajo de Corea, Presidente del Comite de Defensa Nacional de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea y Comandante Supremo del Ejercito Popular de Corea, inspecciono la comandancia de la Division de Tanques No. 105 Ryu Kyong Su "Seul Vanguardia" del EPC.
    Esta division, origen de las fuerzas armadas tanquistas de Corea, es la unidad orgullosa que tuvo el honor de ser visitada en decenas de ocasiones desde 1948 hasta la fecha por el Presidente Kim Il Sung y el Dirigente Kim Jong Il.
    Al recorrer la sala de educacion con reliquias historicas de la revolucion y la de introduccion del historial de la division, dijo que en el estandarte de ella, coronado de meritos heroicos, estan impregnados los esfuerzos abnegados del Presidente.
    La division de tanques No.105 es la gloriosa unidad vanguardia que en los anos dificiles de la revolucion coreana vino defendiendo en la primera linea al partido y el lider, senalo el Comandante Supremo y continuo que sus excepcionales hazanas se glorificaran eternamente junto con la historia de construccion del ejercito del Juche.
    En su recorrido por la sala de mando operacional y otras de estudio militar, se entero del estado de cumplimiento del deber de la unidad y del entrenamiento de los comandantes y presento las tareas orientadas a fortalecer mas la combatividad de ella.
    Mientras recorria la Casa de los Militares, la biblioteca y otras instalaciones de educacion ideo-cultural, el destaco la necesidad de prestar siempre primordial atencion a la labor ideologica y evaluo altamente el ambiente revolucionario de lectura dado en la division.
    Pasando revista a los establecimientos de intendencia, elogio a los comandantes de la unidad por haberles facilitado a los uniformados excelentes condiciones de vida teniendo correcto punto de vista sobre esta labor.
    Tras ver una funcion artistica del grupo de propaganda artistica de la division, se fotografio junto a los militares de la unidad.
    Le acompanaron Ri Yong Chol y Ri Jae Il, primeros subjefes de departamento del CC del PTC.

Son incompatibles el dialogo y el ejercicio belico, insiste ATCC

   Pyongyang, 17 de marzo (ATCC) -- Estados Unidos se propone desarrollar desde el dia 25 que viene, junto con las fuerzas belicistas surcoreanas el "ejercicio combinado de refuerzo para el tiempo de guerra" y el simulacro "Aguilucho".
    Esto es una imperdonable provocacion militar del imperio que abriga otra intencion detras de la cortina del dialogo.
    Como es conocido por todos, esteano, la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea y Estados Unidos realizan sucesivamente las conversaciones y negociaciones. Todo el mundo lo aplaude y espera que todas las partes interesadas se valgan de esta oportunidad preparada a costa de tantos esfuerzos para fomentar el ambiente del dialogo.
    Precisamente en este momento, EE.UU. planea desarrollar tales simulacros contra su interlocutor, lo que evidencia acaso quien es el promotor que agrava la tension en la Peninsula Coreana.
    Ese pais americano trata de justificarlo con el rotulo de la "defensa", lo cual no pasa de ser una sutil artimana para enganar la opinion publica.
    No es secreto que despues de exitosa prueba nuclear de la RPDC la capa militar norteamericana trazo un "plan de ataque de emergencia contra ella" bajo el pretexto de "hacer frente al nuevo cambio de la situacion" y ahora da espuelas a sus preparativos para dar golpe sorpresivo contra los establecimientos principales de Corea.
    Por las enganosas y aventureras maniobras de EE.UU. se cierne ahora un nubarron de la guerra sobre la Peninsula Coreana en contra de la aspiracion de la sociedad internacional. Un gran numero de efectivos y equipos militares sofisticados norteamericanos se trasladan del mismo territorio de EE.UU. y las bases ultramarinas de este a la Peninsula Coreana y su contorno y los bombarderos norteamericanos sobrevuelan casi a diario la region surcoreana para realizar ejercicios de navegacion, combate aereo, golpe a los objetos terrestres y familiarizacion con las condiciones topograficas.
    Los dias 13 y 14, decenas de cazabombarderos "F-117" procedentes del territorio norteamericano, al abastecerse del combustible en el aire, efectuaron los ejercicios de combate aereo en las provincias de Jolla del Sur y del Norte, de Kyonggi y Kangwon del Sur de Corea, y las islas de Oeyon, Anma y Jik de la costa occidental. Al mismo tiempo, como su continuacion EE.UU. trata de realizar en una gran dimension sin precedente el "ejercicio combinado de refuerzo para el tiempo de guerra" y el simulacro "Aguilucho".
    La realidad prueba que el imperio habla del dialogo con la RPDC, pero, de hecho, no abandona su intento de aplastarla con las fuerzas armadas y acecha la oportunidad de emprender la agresion contra ella.
    Son incompatibles el dialogo y el ejercicio belico.
    El ejercito y el pueblo de Corea no se olvidan ni un momento de la arrogante naturaleza de EE.UU., sino estan listos para dar un golpe demoledor a los provocadores. EE.UU. debe reflexionar las consecuencias que emanen de sus maniobras de dos caras y abandonar su absurdo intento.

Rodong Sinmun denuncia al premier nipon Abe

   Pyongyang, 17 de marzo (ATCC) -- La reciente negativa del premier japones Abe al crimen relativo a las ex "consoladoras sexuales" para tropas japonesas deviene un taimado y atrevido disparate para encubrir todos los macro-crimenes anti-eticos cometidos en el pasado por estas y evadir la responsabilidad estatal por el respecto.
    @Al mismo tiempo, significa un intolerable insulto a las victimas y sus familiares y desafio frontal a toda la nacion coreana y la sociedad internacional que demandan excusas y remuneracion por el respecto.
    Asi senala el diario Rodong Sinmun en un comentario individual del dia 17 y continua:
    La siniestra intencion de Abe de negar la movilizacion forzada de las ex "consoladoras sexuales" tergiversando los hechos historicos radica en evitar una situacion critica para su gobernacion y acelerar la militarizacion de su pais para nueva agresion.
    En particular, tal disparate del gobernante japones insinua que el pais isleno emprendera el camino de nueva agresion a Corea para repetir tambien en el futuro los mencionados crimenes de Estado.
    De esta manera, se revelo que el clan de los samurais es la horda de sinverguenzas de pesima calana y que su agresividad y barbaridad no han cambiado hasta hoy sino se acentuan cada dia mas.
    Resulta ilogico que hablen tanto del "secuestro" por alguna parte y "sancion" a esta los mismos samurais que sometieron a centenares de miles de coreanas a la esclavitud sexual para el ejercito nipon y masacraron a millones de jovenes y adultos coreanos en los campos de batalla y trabajo forzado.
    La nacion coreana no tolerara jamas las reiteradas palabras provocativas de los nipones y ajustara estricta cuenta de todos sus crimenes anti-eticos.

Kim Jong Il recibe carta del coordinador de PTM

   Pyongyang, 17 de marzo (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il recibio una carta que le remitiera el dia 11 el coordinador de Comision Coordinadora Nacional del Partido del Trabajo de Mexico (PTM), Alberto Anaya Gutierrez, a nombre de los participantes en el 11o seminario de partidos politicos del mundo sobre la construccion de una nueva sociedad.
    La misiva senala que los participantes en el foro apreciaron mucho los grandes exitos que bajo la grandiosa guia del Songun (priorizacion militar) del estimado camarada Kim Jong Il, alcanzaron el Partido del Trabajo de Corea y el pueblo coreano en la defensa del socialismo frente a los desafios de todo tipo de los imperialistas y expresaron irrestricto apoyo y solidaridad al respecto.
    Prosigue que la politica de Songun de Corea mostro que solo cuando un ejercito y pueblo, unidos firmemente en torno a su lider, prioricen los asuntos militares, podran defender con firmeza el socialismo en la confrontacion con los imperialistas que se acometen con el garrote nuclear.
    Subraya que las hazanas del estimado camarada Kim Jong Il, quien hizo gran contribucion al cumplimiento de la causa socialista del mundo al salvaguardar el socialismo al estilo coreano con la politica de Songun, quedaran eternamente junto con la historia de la humanidad.