Kim Yong Nam Receives Credentials from Egyptian Ambassador to DPRK

   Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, received credentials from Ismail Abdelrahman Ghoneim Hussein, Egyptian ambassador to the DPRK, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
    On hand were Kim Hyong Jun, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and staff members of the Egyptian embassy here.
    After receiving the credentials, Kim had a talk with the ambassador.

Three Charters for National Reunification Supported

   Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- The International Liaison Committee for Reunification and Peace in Korea (CILRECO) issued a statement on July 16 in support of the three charters for national reunification.
    The statement said that General Secretary Kim Jong Il made public his work "Let Us Carry Out the Great Leader Comrade Kim Il Sung's Instructions for National Reunification" which is of weighty significance in accomplishing the cause of national reunification, on August 4, 1997.
    In the work he formulated the three principles of national reunification, the ten-point programme of the great unity of the whole nation for the reunification of the country and the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo set forth by President Kim Il Sung as the three charters for national reunification, it stressed.
    The statement noted that Kim Jong Il formulated the charters serving as the most accurate and realistic textbook for the struggle of all the Koreans, providing them with a powerful weapon for achieving the reunification of the country in line with the last instructions of the President.
    The charters opened the prospect of materializing the proposals for national reunification advanced by the President and brought about the adoption of the historic June 15 North-South Joint Declaration and spectacular advances in the efforts to accomplish the cause of national reunification, it said, and continued:
    It is more important than ever before for the world progressive forces to support the Korean people in their struggle now that the ultra-right conservative forces in south Korea headed by Lee Myung Bak, a faithful servant of the U.S. imperialists, are keen to bring to naught the achievements made in the cause of national reunification.
    The CILRECO calls on the world progressive forces to positively support the three charters for national reunification, a sure guarantee enabling the Korean people to achieve the reunification of the country by their own efforts.

Successes in Researches into Bird Influenza

   Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- Scientists of the Veterinary Institute under the Academy of Agricultural Science of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has achieved successes in researches into avian flu.
    From four years ago the scientists of the institute have been engaged in researches to clarify some biological features of various kinds of bird flu viruses spreading in the world and built a data base for their genes. In this course, they have established a gene analysis method of diagnosing various types of bird flu instantly and correctly without standard serum and standard antigen.
    And they newly developed a diagnostic reagent which is highly sensitive to bird flu viruses.
    The new diagnostic reagent, whose sensitivity to the avian flu viruses is above 95 percent, is higher in accuracy than the previous one.
    They also established the process of manufacturing the diagnostic reagent.
    The new diagnostic reagent is appreciated by the units which have introduced it.

E-edition "History and Culture of River Taedong"

   Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- The Korean Cultural Preservation Centre has recently brought out the e-edition "History and Culture of River Taedong".
    It consists of six parts: Primitive Age, Ancient Korea, Koguryo, Koryo, Ri Dynasty and Modern Age. It gives a vivid description of the history and culture of the River Taedong, the cradle of the Korean nation which holds a legitimate position in the cultivation of world human culture.
    It presents the primitive scenes, relics and remains, features of Paleolithic and Neolithic men and various scenes of their life on the River Taedong and in its basin, proving that this region is one of the world's five cradles of culture which contributed to the development of human culture.
    Along with the history and culture of Ancient Korea which existed for about 3,000 years from the early thirtieth century B.C. to 108 B.C., it deals with the development of the history and culture of Koguryo, a millenarian power in the East, Koryo and Ri Dynasty, the customs and folk games of their people and so on.
    It shows that the long history and brilliant culture of 5,000 years are throwing ever brighter rays under the guidance of the peerlessly great persons through the historical and cultural remains of the area of the River Taedong and monumental edifices which have sprung up in the Songun era.

Japan's Moves to Grab Tok Islet under Fire

   Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- The Japanese authorities and some media are now busy with very disturbing charades aimed at persistently insisting that Tok Islet, part of the inviolable territory of Korea, belongs to Japan. These are nothing but the moves to revive militarism as they are intended to imbue the Japanese people with the idea of seizing the islet and drive them out to territorial expansion.
    Rodong Sinmun Monday says this in a signed commentary.
    It goes on:
    As far as Tok Islet is concerned, it has remained part of the inviolable territory of Korea along with its ancient history as it has served the Koreans since it came under its jurisdiction. This hard fact has been also proved by the historical materials about the islet disclosed in recent years which Japan can never deny.
    The descendants of the Samurais have left no means untried to grab the islet, making their eyes at it from long ago.
    The Japanese reactionaries are absurdly asserting that Tok Islet belongs to Japan and working hard to make the rising generation believe this. This is nothing but a ploy to hurl young Japanese into the operations to seize the islet and stage a comeback to Korea.
    Their "claim to Tok Islet" is not aimed at simply grabbing the islet but at reinvading the whole of Korea and the rest of Asia.
    If they launch their operation for territorial expansion at any cost, they will only suffer destruction and disgrace, warns the commentary.

Those Responsible for Suppressing General Strike Sued

   Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- The south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions on July 18 brought a suit in the "Human Rights Committee" against the crackdown perpetrated by the puppet minister of Labor, the chief of the Police Office and the public prosecutor general upon the general strike staged against the import of American beef, according to CBS of south Korea.
    The organization disclosed in the written lawsuit that the Ministry of Labor, the prosecution and police labeled the general strike "illegal" and issued summons against Ri Sok Haeng, chairman of the organization, and 47 other core members and released even warrants for the arrest of 6 members including the chairman of the Metal Workers' Union of south Korea. It declared that the general strike in protest against the beef import is a just struggle to defend the right to the people's health.
    The organization charged that the Ministry of Labor's labeling of the strike "illegal" even before its start is a violation of the rights of the workers.

"Official Instructions" on Import of American Beef Declared Null and Void

   Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- The Bar Association for a Democratic Society of south Korea held an open briefing in Seoul on July 17 at which it asserted that the "official instructions" on the import of American beef are null and void.
    Lawyers at the briefing branded the enforcement of the "official instructions" by the "government" as a violation of the basic right of the people.
    Charging that the contents of the "official instructions" diametrically run counter to the law, they explained the reason in detail.
    Dismissing the "government's" claim that the recent negotiations on the import of American beef did not amount to the abandonment of the right to quarantine as hypocritical, they declared the "official instructions," an infringement upon the people's rights to health and other vital rights, totally null and void.
    They referred to the fact that the association submitted a written lawsuit in the name of over 100,000 people on June 5 and presented an application calling for the suspension of the effectuation of the "official instructions" on June 26. They declared that they would submit papers disclosing the injustice of the "official instructions" to a court and, at the same time, continue monitoring the human rights abuses in the scenes of the candlelight actions.

Three Charters for National Reunification Supported in Czech Republic

   Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- The Paektusan Czech-Korean Friendship Association released a statement on July 15 in support of the three charters for national reunification.
    The statement recalled that General Secretary Kim Jong Il formulated the three principles of national reunification, the ten-point programme of the great unity of the whole nation for the reunification of the country and the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo as the three charters for national reunification, adding that these charters indicate the most fair and reasonable way for reunification as they make it possible to achieve Korea's reunification as early as possible under the actual conditions where the differing ideologies and systems have existed in the north and the south for such a long time.
    Hailing the charters as a banner for Korea's reunification and a programme for achieving it independently and peacefully, the statement expressed firm belief that the cherished desire of the Korean nation for the reunification of the country would surely come true under the banner of the three charters for national reunification.
    The statement urged the U.S. directly responsible for the Korean problem to roll back its hostile policy towards the DPRK without delay and the Lee Myung Bak's regime of south Korea to stop at once its sycophancy and submission to the U.S. and the provocative moves against the DPRK.

Lee's Suppression of People's Struggle Flayed in Ukraine

   Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- The United Confederation of Koreans in Ukraine released a statement on July 17 denouncing traitor Lee Myung Bak's suppression of the south Korean people in their struggle against the import of American beef.
    The statement referred to the fact that candlelight struggle of people from all walks of life is going on across south Korea in protest against the unpopular policies of Lee and demand of the renegotiations on the import of American beef, adding that the candlelight demonstrations represent a just struggle against the humiliating negotiations conducted by the group of traitors and for the protection of the people's right to existence.
    It continued:
    The Lee Myung Bak group is indiscriminately suppressing the participants of candlelight demonstrations, labeling them as "rebels," "Reds" and "pro-north forces," and making desperate efforts to bar their actions from expanding.
    All the officials and compatriots of the United Confederation of Koreans in Ukraine bitterly condemn the Lee Myung Bak group's brutal suppression, branding it as a blatant challenge to the south Korean people demanding the national dignity and sovereignty and independent new politics and life and as a tyrannical action indicative of the arrival of the era of fascist dictatorship.

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Kim Jong Il inspecciona compania de artilleria de Unidad no. 205 del EPC

   Pyongyang, 21 de julio (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 una compania de artilleria adscrita a la Unidad no. 205 del EPC, laureada con el titulo de Septimo Regimiento de O Jung Hup.
    Tras presenciar un entrenamiento del manejo de canones de los uniformados de la compania, se mostro satisfecho de que ellos crecieron como combatientes capaces de pelear a solas contra cien enemigos y cumplen magnificamente con su sagrada mision y deber asumidos ante la patria y la revolucion en la marcha general de la revolucion del Songun (priorizacion militar).
    Averiguo el estado de ejercicios en el aula de lecciones militares y recorrio varios lugares de la compania como la sala de educacion, el dormitorio, el comedor, el bano, el corral prestando profunda atencion al trabajo y la vida de los soldados.
    Luego de cerciorarse de todos los detalles de la vida de los militares que van desde el uso de aparatos culturales y recreativos hasta la administracion del bano, se puso muy contento de que esta compania preparo por cuenta propia excelentes y comodas condiciones de vida y evaluo altamente el espiritu revolucionario de autoconfianza de ellos.
    Elogio a los oficiales y soldados de la compania que unidos de cuerpo y alma, impulsan con coherencia las labores para el fortalecimiento de la combatividad, la administracion de la unidad, la cria de ganados y las faenas agricolas para el autoabastecimiento.
    Destaco que el firme espiritu revolucionario de materializar a costa de la vida las lineas y orientaciones del partido es uno de los temperamentos propios del Ejercito Popular de Corea.
    Al reunirse con los uniformados de la compania, les estimulo y alento cordialmente y se retrato junto a ellos.
    Acompanaron al Comandante Supremo los generales de ejercito del EPC, Hyon Chol Hae y Ri Myong Su.

Kim Yong Nam recibe cartas credenciales de embajador egipcio

   Pyongyang, 21 de julio (ATCC) -- Ismail Abdelrahman Ghoneim Hussein presento el dia 21 en el 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 Arabe de Egipto en Corea.
    En la ocasion participaron el vicecanciller coreano Kim Hyong Jun y los miembros de la sede diplomatica egipcia en Corea.
    Tras recibirlas, Kim Yong Nam departio con el embajador.

CIERECO apoya Tres Cartas para la Reunificacion de la Patria

   Pyongyang, 21 de julio (ATCC) -- El Comite Internacional de Enlace por la Reunificacion y la Paz en Corea (CIERECO) publico el dia 16 una declaracion apoyando las Tres Cartas para la Reunificacion de la Patria.
    La nota recuerda que el Dirigente Kim Jong Il publico el 4 de agosto de 1997 la obra "Materialicemos de modo consecuente el legado del gran Lider, camarada Kim Il Sung para la reunificacion de la patria", que tiene mucha importancia en el cumplimiento de la causa de reunificacion de Corea.
    En esa obra -prosigue- el Dirigente formulo los 3 Principios de la Reunificacion de la Patria, el Programa de Diez Puntos de la Gran Unidad Pannacional y el Proyecto de Fundacion de la Republica Federal Democratica de Coryo como las Tres Cartas para la Reunificacion de Corea.
    Al formular esas Tres Cartas que resultan el manual mas correcto y realista en la lucha de todo el pueblo coreano, el Dirigente preparo el medio poderoso que permite a la nacion coreana realizar la reunificacion del pais segun el legado del Presidente Kim Il Sung, indica.
    Las Tres Cartas abrieron las perspectivas para realizar los proyectos de la reunificacion de la patria presentados por el Presidente y fomentaron la aprobacion de la historica Declaracion Conjunta del 15 de Junio entre el Norte y el Sur de Corea y los progresos sorprendentes registrados en el cumplimiento de la referida causa, subraya.
    Dado que hoy las fuerzas conservadoras ultraderechistas del Sur de Corea encabezadas por Lee Myung Bak, lacayo fiel al imperialismo yanqui, intentan anular los avances mencionados, resulta mas importante que nunca que las fuerzas progresistas del mundo apoyen y estimulen la lucha del pueblo coreano, recalca.
    El CIERECO llama a las fuerzas progresistas del mundo a apoyar dinamicamente las Tres Cartas que devienen la garantia fundamental del pueblo coreano para reunificar su pais con sus propias fuerzas.

Exitos en investigacion sobre gripe aviar

   Pyongyang, 21 de julio (ATCC) -- Los cientificos del Instituto de Veterinaria de la Academia de Ciencia Agricola de Corea lograron exitos en la investigacion sobre la gripe aviar.
    Ellos descubrieron algunas caracteristicas biologicas de varios virus de tal enfermedad que han ocurrido desde hace 4 anos en el mundo y buscaron los metodos de analisis de genes capaces de diagnosticar rapida y correctamente diversos tipos de la gripe aviar sin el suero y el antigeno de norma en el proceso de echar la base de los datos sobre sus genes.
    Y desarrollaron el reactivo diagnostico que tiene la peculiaridad y la sutilidad sobre virus de gripe aviar.
    La exactitud de este reactivo es de mas de 95 por ciento.
    Ellos establecieron tambien el proceso de produccion de reactivo diagnostico.
    Este producto gana buena reputacion por parte de las unidades que lo introdujeron.