Floral Basket to Statue of Kim Il Sung from Guinean President

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- A floral basket was sent to the statue of President Kim Il Sung on Mansu Hill here by Lansana Conte, President of Guinea, on the occasion of the 60th birthday of the DPRK.
    The basket was laid before the statue on Friday.
    Written on the ribbon of the basket were letters reading "I pay tribute to the great leader Your Excellency President Kim Il Sung."

Floral Basket to Kim Jong Il

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a floral basket from Lao President Choummaly Saynasone, General Secretary of the C.C., the Lao People's Revolutionary Party and chairman of the Central Committee of Defence and Security of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the DPRK.
    The floral basket was conveyed to an official concerned Friday by Lao Ambassador to the DPRK Chaleune Warinthrasak.

Floral Basket to Kim Jong Il from Chief of Palestinian National Authority

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a floral basket from Mahmoud Abbas, chief of the Palestinian National Authority, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the DPRK.
    The basket was handed to an official concerned by Palestinian Ambassador to the DPRK Mohammad Shahta Zarab on Friday.

Gift to Kim Jong Il from Vishwanath

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il was presented with a gift by Vishwanath, director-general of the International Institute of the Juche Idea, on a visit to the DPRK on the occasion of the 60th birthday of the DPRK.
    The gift was conveyed to an official concerned by the director-general Thursday.

Gift to Kim Jong Il from Chinese Company

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il was presented with a gift by the Dalian Fengtai Gong Cheng Botanical Garden Co., Ltd. of China on the occasion of the 60th birthday of the DPRK.
    The gift was conveyed to an official concerned Friday by its General Manager Zhang Jiabao who is participating in the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Show celebrating the diamond jubilee of the DPRK.

Foreigners and Overseas Koreans Arrive to Mark DPRK Birthday

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- Baguma Isoke, director general of the African Regional Committee for the Study of the Juche Idea, and Keith Bennett, secretary general of the International Kim Il Sung Foundation, who is vice director-general of the European Society for the Study of the Juche Idea arrived here Friday on the occasion of the 60th birthday of the DPRK.
    Also arriving were members of the family of Chinese anti-Japanese revolutionary martyr Zhang Weihua, members of families of China-resident Korean anti-Japanese revolutionary fighters So Sun Ok and Ri Jae Dok and members of families of Feng Zhongyun, Chai Shiying, Wang Minggui, Wang Xiaoming, Liu Hanxing, Liu Tong-shi, Hu Zhenyi and Shang Yue, Chinese related to the anti-Japanese revolutionary struggle.

Floral Basket to Kim Jong Il from Korean Resident in Russia

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il received a floral basket from Jong Il Sim, a Korean resident in Russia, on the occasion of the 60th birthday of the DPRK.
    The floral basket was conveyed to an official concerned by Jong on a visit to the homeland on Friday.

Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Show Opens

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- A Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia show opened with due ceremony at the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Exhibition here on Friday on the occasion of the 60th birthday of the DPRK.
    On display there are potted Kimilsungias and Kimjongilias in full bloom contributed by armed forces organs, ministries and national institutions and enterprises which present fantastic scenery.
    Also displayed there are the above-said flowers representing the sun contributed by compatriots overseas, diplomatic missions of various countries and missions of international organizations here, friendship and solidarity organizations of foreign countries and foreign figures with sincerity.
    Present at the opening ceremony were Choe Thae Bok, Yang Hyong Sop and others and officials of armed forces organs, ministries, national institutions and enterprises, servicepersons of the Korean People's Army, working people in Pyongyang and overseas Koreans.
    Present there on invitation were Chinese delegations which came to the DPRK to participate in the show.
    Kim Pyong Hun, chairman of the Central Committee of the General Federation of the Unions of Literature and the Arts of Korea, in his opening speech said that the show where flowers representing the sun are on display will more clearly show the noble ideological and moral world of all servicepersons and people of the DPRK determined to work hard to achieve the prosperity of the country with the might of single-minded unity, holding Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il in high esteem forever and the reverence of the world progressives for the peerlessly great men.
    At the end of the ceremony the participants looked round the show.

Foreign Diplomats Visit Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Show

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- Diplomatic envoys of different countries and representatives of international organizations and the military attaches corps here today visited the venue of the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Show on the occasion of the 60th birthday of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
    The guests were deeply impressed to look round the immortal flowers in full bloom thanks to the profound reverence of the servicepersons and people of the DPRK and the world progressives for President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il and their best wishes.
    At the end of their visit, the guests made entries in the visitor's book.
    Lao Ambassador to the DPRK Chaleune Warinthrasak wrote in the book that the Kimilsungia-Kimjongilia Show is the most splendid flower show.
    Russian Ambassador to the DPRK Valery Sukhinin expressed hope that the people of the DPRK would achieve greater success in their work for the prosperity of the country under the leadership of Kim Jong Il, chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, true to the behest of the President.
    Vietnamese Military Attache Dau Xuan Long wrote in the book that the flower show vividly reflects the ardent reverence of the people and servicepersons of the DPRK for the leader, adding that such show could be seen in the DPRK only.
    Iranian Military Attache Asghar Rezaeipour wrote that the army and people of the DPRK have won only victories thanks to their single-minded unity around Kim Jong Il.

Reception Given by Palestinian Ambassador

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- Mohammad Shahta Zarab, Palestinian ambassador to the DPRK, gave a reception at his embassy on Sept. 4 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK.
    Present there on invitation were Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun, Chairman of the Central Committee of the General Federation of Trade Unions of Korea Kim Pyong Phal, Acting Chairman of the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries Mun Jae Chol, and other officials concerned.
    Mohammad Shahta Zarab in his speech at the reception referred to the fact that true to the behests of President Kim Il Sung, the founder of the DPRK, the Korean people have performed exploits in building a great prosperous powerful socialist nation, firmly rallied around General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
    The world people highly praise Kim Jong Il for having turned the DPRK into an invincible powerful nation by making endless journeys to inspect the front and provide field guidance to various fields, he noted.
    He hoped that the Korean people would achieve greater success in the drive for building a great prosperous powerful socialist nation and achieving the reunification of the country under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il.
    Pak Ui Chun said in his speech that the DPRK founded by the President and glorified by Kim Jong Il has covered the road of victory and glory while smashing the imperialists' all sorts of moves for a long period.
    He noted that the friendship between the DPRK and Palestine provided by President Kim Il Sung and President Yasser Arafat is invariably developing on good terms.
    The Korean people will as ever extend full support and firm solidarity to the just cause of the Palestinian people to win back the legitimate national rights including the right to found an independent state with Kuds as its capital, he stressed.

Korean Stamp Exhibition Opens

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- A Korean stamp exhibition was opened to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK.
    On display at the exhibition are stamps depicting President Kim Il Sung, General Secretary Kim Jong Il and anti-Japanese war hero Kim Jong Suk.
    Displayed there in a chronological order are stamps of at least 5,000 kinds dealing with the road of victory and glory covered by the DPRK over the last six decades, the line and policies set forth by the Workers' Party of Korea and the government of the Republic since the country's liberation and successes achieved by the Korean people in their struggle to implement them.
    Displayed there are some of the stamps collected by philatelists.
    An opening ceremony took place at the Korean Stamp Exhibition on Friday.
    Present there were Ryu Yong Sop, minister of Post and Telecommunications, officials concerned, stamp creators and philatelists in Pyongyang and local areas.
    Present there on invitation were officials in charge of cultural and friendly relations of foreign embassies here.

Sports Contest Opens

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- A sports contest was opened to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the foundation of the DPRK.
    Players of sports groups and officials of ministries and national institutions and working people will compete in various events including football, volleyball, softball, basketball at the Kim Il Sung Stadium, the Volleyball Gymnasium in the Chongchun Street and other places.
    An opening ceremony was held at the Kim Il Sung Stadium today.
    Present there were Kim Jung Rin, secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, leading officials of working people's organizations, ministries and national institutions, sportspersons and working people.
    Pak Hak Son, chairman of the Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission, made an opening speech.
    At the end of the ceremony a football match took place between the men's elevens of the Amnokgang Sports Group and the Wolmido Sports Group.

Remains of More Martyrs Buried

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- Remains of more martyrs were buried at the Patriotic Martyrs Cemetery.
    Among them are Ri Pyong Uk and Ji Ki Son, general officers of the Korean People's Army who contributed to the strengthening and development of the revolutionary armed forces all their lives, and Jon Sang Hong who contributed to the implementation of the WPK's policy on preventive medicine, serving as an army surgeon.
    They include Ri Mong Ho who was secretary general of the then Standing Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly and Choe Chun Hwang who was secretary of the South Phyongan Provincial Committee of the WPK. They devotedly struggled for the strengthening of the party and people's power for years.
    Buried in the cemetery were remains of Choe Ha Thaek, head of the Oil Painting Production Unit of the Mansudae Art Studio who devoted all his wisdom and energies to the creation of art works depicting the three generals of Mt. Paektu and the production of documentaries recording the histories of their revolutionary activities, O Thae Yong who was director of the Korean Documentary and Scientific Film Studio, Ri Hak Bom, head of the Mansudae Art Troupe, Kim Chol, poet of the Central Committee of the Korean Writers Union, and Choe Hak Su, writer of the April 15 Writing Group, who contributed to the development of the Juche-oriented literature and art.
    The burial ceremonies were held on Friday.
    Present there were Ri Kwang and Yun U Chol, vice-directors of the History Institute of the Central Committee of the WPK, officials concerned and their bereaved families.
    Speeches were made at the ceremonies.
    The remains of the martyrs were buried in the graves.
    The participants laid wreaths and bunches of flowers before the graves and paid silent tribute to the martyrs.

Art Performance of Kindergarteners

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- Art performance "Really Good Country" of kindergarteners from across the country was given at the Pyongyang Schoolchildren's Palace on Sept. 4 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the DPRK.
    The performance began with prologue "Greeting Holiday".
    The performers vividly represented the ardent yearning for President Kim Il Sung, who devoted all his life to the future of the country, in such numbers as legendary dance "Rock Mirror", which was staged at the past art performances given in the presence of the President, chorus "We Want to See Marshal" and small chorus "Mt. Paektu".
    The numbers included small chorus "The General Goes along the Endless Road to the Front" and instrumental ensemble "Bean-based Milk Van Dashes Forward" which make one keenly feel the noble traits of General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
    Also put on the stage was magic and acrobatics "We Are Happy Children".
    The performance was appreciated by Choe Thae Bok, Choe Yong Rim and others and working people in Pyongyang.

Symposium of Persons in Sports Field Held

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- A symposium of those in sports field from across the country was held on Sept. 4 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the DPRK.
    Taking the floor there were Pak Hak Son, chairman of the Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission, Pang Mun Il, head of the National Sports Group, and others.
    The speakers referred to the fact that President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il put forward the original and scientific ideas and theories on sports in every period and at every stage of the developing revolution and wisely led the work to carry them into practice.
    They pointed out that to establish Juche in sports field is an important way for developing the sports technique in reliance on the training means and methods suited to the peculiarities of Korean sportspersons.
    They explained that the Korean-style principle and method of games indicated by Kim Jong Il serve as a fundamental guarantee for decisively improving the nation's sports technique.
    Ideological campaign, fighting spirit battle, speed campaign and technique-based campaign are the Juche-oriented principle of games suited to ideological, moral and constitutional character of a Korean, the trend of modern sports games and law of game activities and the most advantageous method of games, they stressed.
    They underlined the need to develop the nation's sports technique and thus honor Songun Korea.

Message of Sympathy to Raul Castro Ruz

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, sent a message of sympathy to Raul Castro Ruz, President of the Council of State and president of the Council of Ministers of Cuba, on September 4 in connection with a lot of damage caused by the hurricane that hit Cuba.
    Kim in the message expressed deep sympathy and consolation to the Cuban government and the inhabitants in the afflicted areas and hoped that the government would eradicate the aftermath of natural disaster as soon as possible and bring the residents' living to normal.

Greetings to Swazi King

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, on September 1 sent a message of greetings to Swazi King Mswati III on the occasion of the 40th independent day of the Kingdom of Swaziland.
    Kim in the message expressed belief that the friendly relations between the two countries would develop in keeping with the desire and interests of the two peoples.

Kim Yong Nam Meets German Guests

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a friendly talk with Hartmut Koschyk, member of the Federal Assembly of Germany who is chairman of the German-Korean Parliamentary Friendship Group, and his party at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today.
    On hand were Ri Jong Hyok, deputy to the Supreme People's Assembly who is chairman of the DPRK-Germany Friendship Parliamentary Group, and Thomas Schafer, German ambassador to the DPRK.

Hwangjin Spa Efficacious for Medical Treatment

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- The spa in Hwangjin-ri, Myongchon County, North Hamgyong Province is widely used for people's health promotion.
    It is specially good for the treatment of digestive and skin diseases.
    It gushes out at three natural fountainheads. The temperature of the water is 51.3 degrees centigrade and its pH is 9.1.
    The contents of mineral matter and metasilicic acid are respectively 550 and 81 milligrams per liter.
    The spa water also contains main ion elements: 143 milligrams of sodic ion per liter and 207 milligrams of bicarbonate ion per liter.
    A hundred dwelling houses have been built recently, into which spa water and quality spring water flow in a gravity-fed way.
    Each house has a room for guests and a spa bathroom, which are specially arranged.
    There are in the village a comprehensive treatment center, an open-air bath for treatment, public service facilities, a playground for children, mineral spring resort and others.

Immortal Feats of President Kim Il Sung in Building Country

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- The Korean people are recollecting with deep emotion the immortal feats performed by President Kim Il Sung in the cause of building the country with the founding anniversary of the DPRK approaching.
    The President put forward the Juche-oriented line of building a people's government in the flames of the anti-Japanese struggle and founded the unique people's revolutionary government in the guerrilla bases.
    The precious tradition and achievements registered in the activities of the people's revolutionary government under the wise leadership of the President became a valuable asset in the activities of the people's government founded in the country after the liberation.
    The President made public "On Building the Party, State and Armed Forces in the Liberated Homeland", "On Progressive Democracy," "On the Building of New Korea and the National United Front" and other works in the days of building a new country, in which he laid down the character and duty of the Korean revolution, a unique political line and line of building the country for founding a democratic people's republic suited to the desire of the Korean people, thus providing an ideological foundation for the building of the state.
    Under his energetic leadership, the Provisional People's Committee of North Korea, the central power body, was formed and one year later the People's Committee of North Korea was established in February Juche 36 (1947).
    These were historical events whereby the achievements of democratic reforms were consolidated and the question of power, the preferential issue in the stage of socialist revolution, was resolved most successfully.
    The Joint Conference of Representatives of Political Parties and Public Organizations in North and South Korea was held in Pyongyang in April 1948 on the initiative of the President at a time when the moves of the U.S. imperialists and their stooges to divide the nation became more undisguised.
    The joint conference was a historic meeting which realized the unity of the whole nation in the struggle to establish an all-Korea unified government by smashing the criminal maneuvers of the U.S. imperialists and their stooges for "separate election and separate government" and a significant event which laid a comprehensive socio-political foundation for the establishment of a unified central government.
    Later, the President proclaimed the foundation of the glorious Democratic People's Republic of Korea to the world on September 9, 1948.
    The day when the national flag of new Korea fluttered and the entire people looked up to the national emblem, the symbol of the power of the Republic, will shine forever with the history of the building of the country in Korea.

KCNA Blasts Lee Myung Bak Group's Anti-DPRK "Human Rights" Racket

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- The Lee Myung Bak clique hell-bent on sycophancy toward the U.S. and confrontation with fellow countrymen is playing the role of a shock brigade in executing the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
    After coming to power Lee Myung Bak set "human rights diplomacy" as the "task of state policy" and adopted the "improved human rights of someone" as its policy while unhesitatingly kicking up an anti-DPRK "human rights" racket which even his predecessors were reluctant to do.
    After setting up "a section in charge of north's human rights" in the "Unification Ministry", the traitor has frantically stepped up the moves to gather information about the human rights situation in the DPRK by mobilizing the "State Human Rights Committee", the "Institute for State Policy Studies" and other organs and riff-raffs.
    This year the "Institute for Unification Studies" allocated 100 million won for establishing "database", a collection of "white papers on human rights situation" in the north which it has issued since 1996.
    What matters here is that the "human rights" ruckus kicked up by the Lee Myung Bak group has something in common with the U.S. anti-DPRK "human rights" offensive.
    This is clearly evidenced by the fact that Lee at the talks with U.S. President Bush during his recent junket to Seoul raised the "human rights issue" in the DPRK.
    He blustered it was the first time that the human rights issue of the north was mentioned in south Korea-U.S. "joint statement" and the "improvement of human rights performance" should be regarded as "a standard and principle". He talked the same nonsense even when he met the president of the U.N. General Assembly.
    The Lee clique is behaving impudently even in the international arena.
    To cite an example, as instructed by the authorities, a "chief delegate" of south Korea slandered the north at an international conference, urging it to "take appropriate measures."
    This was a premeditated politically-motivated provocation to stoke hostility and mistrust between the fellow countrymen and push the north-south relations to confrontation as it was a vivid manifestation of the Lee group's deep-rooted animosity toward the DPRK.
    As recognized by the world, the DPRK regards it as its state policy to guarantee people's rights and it has contributed to the international efforts for the protection and improvement of human rights.
    The DPRK government considers it as the most important issue in safeguarding human rights to ensure people's right to independence and has exerted its utmost effort for providing them with genuine freedom and rights.
    It is south Korea where human rights issue actually exists.
    Demands for the abolition of the "National Security Law", a law that has earned ill fame as a legal mechanism that has violated human rights and justified the anti-reunification moves for more than half a century, have been turned down and all sorts of new evil laws and repressive mechanisms are in the making.
    It is the deplorable reality there that the people's right to existence, the most essential element of human rights, has been grossly violated by foreign forces.
    It is absolutely illogical for such group to raise their heads and talk about "human rights record" of someone although they should have been judged by history for the hideous human rights abuses they have committed against the nation and thrown overboard.
    The Lee Myung Bak regime will have to pay a dear price for its human rights abuses to be cursed by history.

Fascist Suppression in S. Korea Accused

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- The Lee Myung Bak clique of south Korea recently sentenced Yun Ki Jin, chairman of the South Headquarters of the National Alliance of Youth and Students for the Country's Reunification, to three years in prison and three years of suspension of civil rights.
    Commenting on such fascist action, a news analyst of Rodong Sinmun today says:
    The group charged Yun with "infiltration and escape", "accession to an enemy-benefiting organization" and "encouragement and praise". It is a far-fetched assertion that can never be justified.
    It is clear to anyone that Yun can never be a target of suppression as he should be praised for his devotion to the practical struggle to put an end to the national division and accelerate the national reunification by the concerted efforts of all Koreans in the spirit of the June 15 joint declaration, a great reunification programme common to the nation.
    The Lee Myung Bak group, however, sentenced him to penal servitude despite the unanimous protest of south Korean people from all walks of life, which is an artifice to tide over the serious ruling crisis.
    By harshly punishing Yun on charges of "violation of the National Security Law" the puppets seek to pose threat to the pro-reunification patriotic forces and, furthermore, cook up a certain shocking incident groundlessly linked with the DPRK and thus divert the hatred of people to them elsewhere and find a way out of their ruling crisis.
    Through such frantic repression of the pro-reunification patriotic forces, the Lee group has revealed that its loudmouthed "improvement of relations" and "dialogue and cooperation" with the DPRK are no more than an empty talk and that it is a group of traitors pursuing confrontation and provocation of a war against the DPRK while swimming against the trend of the June 15 era of reunification.
    Brandishing a sword against the people will bring nothing but self-destruction.
    If it does not want to meet death due to the strong resistance of the people, the Lee Myung Bak group should promptly set free Yun Ki Jin and all other pro-reunification patriots detained on unreasonable charges and stop at once the fascist suppression of the pro-reunification patriotic forces.

Japan Urged to Redress Its Crime-Woven Past

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan in its head's statement issued on the occasion of August 15 asserted that Japan would make positive "international contribution on the basis of the Japan-U.S. relations" and fulfill its "commitments," talking about "Japan's responsibility in the international community".
    Minju Joson today in a by-lined commentary says that Japan's talk about the "international contribution on the basis of the Japan-U.S. relations" is, in essence, little short of an open declaration of its intention to launch overseas aggression again, backed by the U.S.
    It goes on:
    Unlike other countries, for Japan to claim that it would fulfill its responsibility and role in the field of global peace and security does not sound as a welcome thing. If Japan is truly interested in settling the issue of world peace and humanitarian issue, it should opt to settle these issues before anything else.
    The Japanese political circles are locked in a fierce scramble for extending the law on the refueling mission of the Maritime "Self-Defense Force" in the Indian Ocean. This is aimed to justify the overseas military activities of the MSDF in a bid to lay a legal foundation for overseas aggression.
    The Japanese reactionaries seek to improve their international image and prestige and demonstrate their raison d'etre by laying a legal groundwork for overseas aggression. For Japan to redress its past crimes is an important touchstone showing whether it has a will for peace or not. Asian people's mistrust in Japan will go on unless this issue is settled.
    Japan had better opt for liquidating its past as demanded by the international community rather than behaving in a narrow-minded and crafty manner to invite criticism from others.

All Koreans Called Upon to Protect Peace

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- It is a very important issue related to the dignity and security of the Korean nation and a sure guarantee for achieving national independence and reunification to struggle against aggression and war and protect peace.
    Rodong Sinmun Friday says this in a signed article.
    It goes on:
    It is impossible to achieve genuine concord nor is it possible to attain peaceful reunification under the situation where peace is disturbed and a war atmosphere reigns. This is the lesson the Koreans have drawn from the past history of inter-Korean confrontation.
    In order to ensure peace, it is necessary to remove the source of threatening it, first of all. The U.S. military presence in south Korea and its reckless policy of war to invade the DPRK are the constant source of war on the Korean Peninsula.
    The U.S. imperialist aggressor forces present in south Korea are the main source of escalating the military tension on the Korean Peninsula and bringing the danger of a nuclear war to this land.
    The treacherous confrontation and war moves stepped up by the south Korean puppets subservient to the aggressor outside forces are the main factor of threatening the peace on the peninsula.
    Intolerable are the treacherous acts of south Korean puppets keen on the military confrontation with fellow countrymen after becoming running dogs of the aggressor outside forces, utterly indifferent to the destiny of the nation.
    All Koreans at home and abroad are responsible for the struggle to defend peace against war.
    All Koreans who love the country and the nation and value peace should pool efforts regardless of whether they are in the north or the south or abroad and intensify the struggle for peace against war in order to smash the moves of the bellicose forces at home and abroad for a war of aggression.
    They should hold higher the banner of the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration in order to cope with the daily escalating moves of the U.S. imperialists and their stooges for a war of aggression and carry on the dynamic struggle to achieve the peace and independent reunification of the country by their concerted efforts.

Japanese Government Urged to Make Apology and Reparation for Massacre of Koreans

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- At least 40 units of south Korea including the "Federation of Homogeneous Nation Movement Organizations" held a "memorial service for victims" in Seoul on September 1, 85 years since the Japanese imperialists massacred Koreans after a great quake hit Kanto.
    A statement was read out at the service.
    The statement recalled that when the quake hit Kanto, Japan on September 1, 1923, the Japanese government proclaimed "a wartime martial law" and spread wild rumors that "Koreans commit arsons" and "Koreans put poison into wells," etc. inciting bitterness toward Koreans among Japanese and cruelly killing many Koreans in Japan.
    The Japanese government has not even admitted the hideous massacre though 85 years have passed since then, instead of probing the truth about it and apologizing for it, the statement noted, adding that this cannot but be a serious matter.
    It urged the Japanese government to immediately probe the truth behind the massacre of Koreans after the great quake hit Kanto and apologize for the monstrous atrocities and make reparation for them.
    The statement also urged the south Korean "government" to form a "committee for probing the truth behind the massacre" and institute September 1 as the "day commemorating the victims".
    Speeches were made then.
    Speakers accused the Japanese reactionaries of trying to mention in their defense white paper that the "south Korea has illegally occupied Tok Islet," while going busy distorting their crime-woven history.
    They declared that various civic and social organizations would conduct positive activities to probe the truth behind the above-said mass killings.

Lee Myung Bak's Religious Discrimination under Fire

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Preparatory Committee for All-Buddhists Meeting in south Korea at a press conference in Seoul on September 1 urged traitor Lee Myung Bak to apologize for the religious discrimination.
    He recalled that Buddhists held an "all-Buddhists meeting denouncing the Lee Myung Bak 'government' for violating the constitution and perpetrating religious discrimination" in Seoul on August 27 at which they raised to the authorities demands such as Lee Myung Bak's apology, prevention of religious discrimination and dismissal of the chief of the Police Office.
    They accused Lee of paying no heed to these demands and inviting his henchmen to "Chongwadae" for wining and dining.
    Noting that the former chief priest of Sangwon Temple attempted to commit suicide by disemboweling himself on August 30 against the backdrop of the growing resistance of the Buddhists, he stressed that this was a manifestation of protest against the present "government" hell bent on arrogant and self-righteous practices.
    He declared that in order to prevent the recurrence of tragic incident Lee Myung Bak should apologize for his suppression of Buddhists and meet the demands of people and Buddhists for the dismissal of the chief of the Police Office at an early date.
    He warned that meetings condemning the present "government" would go on in different parts of south Korea if the authorities turn down the Buddhists' demands.
    The National Council of the south Korean Buddhist Jogye Order issued a statement on the same day.
    The statement said the Buddhists cannot but express concern about how many crimes Lee Myung Bak would commit in the days ahead as he has perpetrated so hideous religious discrimination in just six months since his assumption of office.
    The statement urged Lee to apologize for his crimes and meet the demands of the Buddhist circle, though belatedly.

Kim Jong Il's Work Published in Bangladesh

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il's famous work "On Preserving the Juche Character and National Character of the Revolution and Construction" was brought out in pamphlet by the Natun Katha in Bangladesh.
    The work, published on June 19, Juche 86 (1997), clarifies the idea that to preserve the Juche character and national character of the revolution and construction is the fundamental principle that should be maintained in accomplishing the cause of socialism and the tasks and ways to do so.
    A ceremony of releasing the work took place at the building of the Workers' Party of Bangladesh on August 30.
    Present there were leadership members of political parties and organizations, including the Workers' Party, the National Socialist Party, the Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist) and the People's League of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh-Korea Friendship and Solidarity Committee, personages of academic and legal circles and members of Juche idea study organizations.
    Speeches were made by Rashed Khan Menon, chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Bangladesh, the secretary general of the Bangladesh-Korea Friendship and Solidarity Committee, and others. They stressed that the work is highly important guidelines which should be always held fast to by the governments and peoples of all countries, developing countries, in particular.

DPRK Birthday Marked in Different Countries

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- Organizations in Romania and Peru issued bulletins to commemorate the 60th birthday of the DPRK.
    The Romanian Workers' Association edited an article titled "The Democratic People's Republic of Korea" in its bulletin on August 30.
    The article noted that the DPRK turned into the first tax-free country in the world and a country where all the people learn free of charge and the free medical care system is enforced, an envy of the progressive humankind.
    The DPRK, guided by the Juche idea, is a country which independently advances and develops without reading other's face and when the imperialists were getting evermore vicious in their anti-socialist moves, it firmly defended its sovereignty and dignity with Songun as a weapon, the article said.
    The bulletin noted with high appreciation that the sovereignty and dignity of the DPRK has been more reliably defended thanks to the Songun politics of leader Kim Jong Il, the great successor to President Kim Il Sung.
    The Peru Group for the Study of Kimilsungism carried in its bulletin an article and photos introducing the history of Korea on August 20.
    The bulletin elaborated on the exploits the President performed for nation-building and carried pictures showing his revolutionary activities.

Birthday of DPRK Observed in Different Countries

   Pyongyang, September 5 (KCNA) -- A meeting was held in Democratic Congo, a seminar on General Secretary Kim Jong Il's work "Abuses of Socialism Are Intolerable" in Guinea, a reading session in Ethiopia and photo exhibition and film shows in India between Aug. 23 and 29 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the DPRK.
    On display in the venues of the events were works of President Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and photos showing their undying exploits and introducing the history of the DPRK.
    Participants of the film shows watched Korean films showing the Korean people's earnest yearning for the President and the might of the DPRK.

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Kim Jong Il recibe cesto de flores de Mahmoud Abbas

   Pyongyang, 5 de septiembre (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il recibio un cesto de flores que le dirigiera el jefe de la Autoridad Nacional de Palestina, Mahmoud Abbas, en ocasion del 60o aniversario de la fundacion de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea.
    El embajador palestino en Corea, Mohammad Shahta Zarab, lo entrego este viernes al canciller coreano Pak Ui Chun.

Kim Yong Nam envia telegrama de consuelo a Raul Castro Ruz

   Pyongyang, 5 de septiembre (ATCC) -- El presidente del Presidium de la Asamblea Popular Suprema de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, Kim Yong Nam, envio el dia 4 un telegrama de consuelo a Raul Castro Ruz, presidente de los Consejos de Estado y de Ministros de la Republica de Cuba, en relacion con que en Cuba un ciclon tropical ocasiono muchos danos.
    El remitente expresa una profunda simpatia y consuelo al gobierno cubano y a los habitantes de zonas damnificadas y desea que el gobierno cubano resarza cuanto antes las consecuencias del desastre natural y estabilice la vida de la poblacion.

Minju Joson revela siniestra intencion de Japon

   Pyongyang, 5 de septiembre (ATCC) -- En la declaracion del lider del Partido Democratico Liberal de Japon publicada con motivo del pasado 15 de agosto, este hablo de la "responsabilidad de Japon en la sociedad internacional" y hablo de que hara activa "contribucion internacional tomando por eje las relaciones Japon-Estados Unidos" y "cumplira el deber".
    Tal conducta, en su esencia, es igual que manifesto abiertamente el intento de tomar otra vez el camino de agresion a ultramar llevando a cuestas a EE.UU.
    Asi senala el periodico Minju Joson en un comentario individual del dia 5 y continua:
    A diferencia de otro pais, en cuanto a la responsabilidad y papel en el sector de la paz y seguridad del mundo, tal procedimiento de Japon no puede ser aplaudido. Si de veras Japon tiene interes en la paz del mundo y la solucion del problema humanitario, debe dedicar sus esfuerzos a la solucion de este problema antes que otros.
    Ahora en el circulo politico de Japon se libra la enconada disputa para definir legalmente las actividades de suministro de combustible de las "fuerzas navales de autodefensa" en el Oceano Indico. Esto es para preparar la base legal de la agresion a ultramar al legalizar las actividades militares en ultramar.
    Los reaccionarios japoneses intentan elevar su imagen y prestigio internacionales y manifestar su existencia por medio de echar la base legal de agresion a ultramar.
    La importante pauta que distingue la voluntad pacifica de Japon viene a ser la liquidacion del pasado criminal. Mientras que no se resuelva este problema, continuara la desconfianza de los pueblos asiaticos en Japon.
    Por lo tanto, este pais isleno debe optar por el camino de liquidacion del pasado segun la demanda de la sociedad internacional.

ATCC condena la banda de Lee Myung Bak por alboroto de "DDHH"

   Pyongyang, 5 de septiembre (ATCC) -- La banda de Lee Myung Bak, al servir de lacayo a Estados Unidos y perseguir la confrontacion con el Norte de Corea, juega el rol de brigada de choque en la ejecucion de la politica norteamericana de hostilidad a Corea.
    Luego de su acceso al poder, Lee armo sin titubeo el alboroto de "derechos humanos" anti-RPDC, que no se atrevian a desatar sus antecesores, presento la "diplomacia de DDHH" como "tarea de orientacion politica del Estado" y hablo de "mejorar los DDHH" de alguien.
    El traidor instalo la "seccion encargada de DDHH del Norte" en el "Ministerio de Reunificacion" y pone en accion el "Comite Estatal de DDHH" y "Organo de Estudio de la Politica Estatal" y otros, para recoger informaciones relativas a la situacion de DDHH de la RPDC.
    El "Instituto de la Reunificacion" destino este ano 100 millones de wones para dar inicio al trabajo de "formar la base de datos" que sera un arreglo de materiales de la "carta blanca de DDHH" de la RPDC que venia editando a partir de 1996.
    Lo problematico es que el alboroto de "DDHH" de la banda de Lee es la copia de la ofensiva de "DDHH" de EE.UU. contra la RPDC
    El traidor Lee se encontro con el presidente norteamericano Bush durante la visita a Seul y cuestiono el "problema de DDHH" de la RPDC.
    En la ocasion dijo que "es la primera vez que se discutio el problema de DDHH del Norte en la "Declaracion Conjunta" Surcoreana-Estadounidense" y que la "mejora de DDHH" es la "norma y principio" y tambien en un encuentro con el presidente de la Asamblea General de la ONU hizo semejantes disparates.
    La banda del traidor Lee actua insolentemente tambien en la escena internacional.
    El "delegado jefe" del Sur de Corea instigado por las autoridades, calumnio a la RPDC en una reunion internacional y solto maldiciones de que "se apremia tomar las medidas propicias". Esto es uno de su ejemplo.
    Y es una clara expresion de la arraigada conciencia de la banda de Lee de hostilidad a la RPDC y una provocacion politica para fomentar la enemistad y la desconfianza dentro del seno de la nacion y llevar las relaciones Norte-Sur a la confrontacion.
    Como lo reconoce el mundo, la RPDC toma por la politica estatal la garantia de DDHH y contribuye a los esfuerzos internacionales por proteger y fomentar el DDHH. El gobierno de la RPDC considera como importantisimo asunto de la defensa de DDHH el aseguramiento de la soberania del pueblo y hace todos los esfuerzos por garantizar la autentica libertad y derechos de este.
    Hoy dia el lugar donde se presenta realmente el problema de DDHH es el Sur de Corea, donde se suprimio la demanda de abolir la "ley de seguridad" que gana infamia durante mas de medio siglo como instrumento legal anti-DDHH y anti-reunificacion y se crean nuevas leyes malignas de toda indole y aparatos de represion.
    Ademas, alli se burla por entero por las fuerzas extranjeras el derecho vital del pueblo que es el elemento esencial de los derechos humanos.
    Es intolerable que los compinches a ser sentenciados por sus archi-crimenes de DDHH cometidos ante la nacion andan sin verguenza y hablan mucho de "DDHH" de alguien.
    El "poder" de Lee debe pagar un alto precio por sus crimenes anti-"DDHH" repugnantes.