Lee Myung Bak Group's Anti-DPRK Human Rights Racket Assailed

   Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for the Reunification of the Fatherland on Sept. 28 issued a statement blasting the puppet State Human Rights Committee of south Korea for officially announcing its decision to set up the "Special Committee on Human Rights of North" on Sept. 24 while finding fault with the "human rights performance" in the north.
    The statement said:
    No sooner had the "bill on re-approving the North Korean Human Rights Act" calling for extending the "act" till 2012 passed through the U.S. Senate, a typical manifestation of the hostile policy toward the DPRK, than the Lee Myung Bak group instructed the "State Human Rights Committee" to announce its decision to form the special committee and operate it. This once again laid bare the true colors of the group as sycophants toward the U.S. and maniacs inciting confrontation with the DPRK as they have been hell-bent on the smear campaign against it since the very day of their seizure of power, pursuant to the U.S. anti-DPRK human rights racket.
    Particularly, we cannot but take a more serious note of the fact that the above-said rash decision was made as a measure taken after traitor Lee blustered "he would push for the solution of the human rights issue in the north" while echoing the anti-DPRK human rights rhetoric let loose by his master Bush during his junket to south Korea in August.
    There can be no "human rights issue" under the popular masses-centered Korean-style socialist system and it has never existed in the DPRK.
    If there be any in Korea, this issue exists in south Korea only where a dark fascist rule is in force under the U.S. military occupation.
    A particular mention should be made of the fact that after the Lee group came to power a fascist repressive system was revived in south Korea and even the people's elementary democratic rights and freedom have since been ruthlessly trampled upon.
    The traitorous group's racket over "human rights issue in the north" was prompted by their sinister intention to divert elsewhere the people's resentment against them touched off by sycophancy and treachery, fascist suppression and economic bankruptcy and thus get rid of the political chaos and crisis and dampen the desire for reunification in south Korea.
    The DPRK will never tolerate those who seek to push the north-south relations to acute confrontation while slandering and defaming the socialist political system which represents its dignity and life and soul, but sternly punish them.

Greetings to Botswanan President

   Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, sent a message of greetings to Seretse Khama Ian Khama, President of Botswana, on Sept. 27 on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of its independence.
    Kim in the message wished the friendly people of Botswana progress and prosperity and expressed belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the DPRK and Botswana would grow strong.

Thai Foreign Ministry Delegation Here

   Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- A delegation of the General Department of Information of the Foreign Ministry of Thailand headed by its Director-General Tharit Charungvat arrived here by air on Monday.

Vietnamese Delegation Leaves

   Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- The delegation of senior political officers of the Vietnam People's Army led by Le Van Dung, secretary of the C.C., the Communist Party of Vietnam and head of the VPA General Political Department, returned home on Sept. 27.
    During the stay in the DPRK, the delegation visited Mangyongdae, the Tower of the Juche Idea, the Arch of Triumph, the Pyongyang Metro, U.S. imperialist armed spy ship "Pueblo", etc. and appreciated grand gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang".

Gift to Kim Jong Il from Syrian Delegation

   Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- General Secretary Kim Jong Il was presented with a gift by the delegation of training and education officers of the Syrian army on a visit to the DPRK.
    It was conveyed to an official concerned by Najib Barakat, director general for training who is heading the delegation.
    A gift presented by the head of the delegation to Kim Jong Il was also conveyed.

Single-Minded Unity of Korea, Treasured Sword for Sure Victory

   Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- The single-minded unity is the symbol of Juche Korea and true feature of her people.
    The unity, eternal vital power of the Korean-style socialism, has its root in the boundless affection of President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il for the people.
    The President, regarding the unity and cohesion of the ranks as a fundamental issue deciding the destiny of the revolution from the early period of his revolutionary activities, started the revolution with the work of achieving them.
    He laid down the Juche-oriented idea and theory on the unity and cohesion of the revolutionary ranks and led energetically the struggle to realize them with the noble love for, trust in and devotion to the people, thus attaining successfully the single-minded unity of the whole society.
    The President strengthened still firmer the revolutionary unity, the single-minded unity of the Party and revolutionary ranks during the periods of building a new country after the national liberation, the grim Fatherland Liberation War, the postwar rehabilitation and construction and socialist construction.
    His idea of the single-minded unity and undying leadership feats have been splendidly carried forward and consolidated to be an unbreakable one by General Secretary Kim Jong Il.
    He, regarding the single-minded unity as the great foundation, has put all his heart and soul into cementing that of the Party, army and people in every way.
    As he led all the army and people of the country with boundless trust, a great number of stories about comradeship and human affection were created and the single-minded unity consolidated as firm as a rock in the DPRK even in the ordeals of "Arduous March" and the forced march.
    The unbreakable unity of Korea is a fine fruition of the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il.
    While braving the tempests of the revolution under his Songun leadership, the Korean people have keenly realized that the single-minded unity which binds together the leader, Party, army and people by common fate, is the strongest weapon, treasured sword for sure victory, with which they can overcome any storm and stress without fear.
    The army and people of Korea, rallied closer around General Secretary Kim Jong Il, will certainly build a great, prosperous and powerful socialist country on this land with the might of the harmonious whole of the army and people, holding higher the banner of the single-minded unity.

Frontrankers in Mass Technical Innovation Movement

   Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- The flames of the mass technical innovation movement is blazing higher in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea which has set it as one of the three pillars for the building of a great, prosperous and powerful nation to attach importance to science and technology.
    The frontrankers in the movement are the members of the February 17 Shock Brigade of Scientists and Technicians.
    In the first half of the 1970s, the state saw to it that scientists and technicians resolved knotty scientific and technical problems successfully in creative cooperation with workers at production sites.
    In those days, it was clearly proved that to make the mass technical innovation movement organized was an important way to dynamically stimulate the technical revolution of the country and the shock brigade of scientists and technicians was formed in September Juche 64 (1975).
    The shock brigade movement has steadily developed under the guidance of the Workers' Party of Korea and developed in depth in the form of February 17 Shock Brigade of Scientists and Technicians.
    Now the members of the shock brigade dispatched to major units in various sectors of the national economy are resolving a good many scientific and technical problems arising in the reality, thus making a breakthrough in production and technical development and going a long way toward the building of an economic power.
    The shock brigade consisting of teachers, scholars and technicians of related sectors such as Kim Il Sung University and the Central Power Designing Institute has of late introduced a lot of new technical innovation proposals on the spot after setting it as its main target to technically remodel the power supply system and rationally readjust power transmission lines.
    Its members sent to the coal and mining industries and railway transportation have opened up a bright vista in placing railway administration and commanding on a more scientific basis while sharply boosting output of coal and nonferrous metal ores.
    By their devoted efforts, the technical reconstruction of production processes of many industrial establishments throughout the country such as the Pyongyang 326 Electric Wire Factory, the Tanchon Magnesia Factory and the Ryongbuk Foodstuff Factory has been successfully carried out and a solid scientific and technical foundation has been laid for the satisfactory production of goods badly needed for the development of the national economy and the people's living.
    Those active in the agricultural field are expanding the results of technical innovation. They have made researches into crop growing methods favorable for mechanization and set up an orderly irrigation and drainage system.
    The members of the February 17 Shock Brigade of Scientists and Technicians are adding shine to their honor as frontrankers in the mass technical innovation movement by giving full scope to the revolutionary soldier spirit and patriotic devotion.

U.S. Bellicose Forces' Reckless Scenario for Preemptive Attack under Fire

   Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- It is sheer nonsense for the U.S. to paint the additional deployment of its land forces in the Pacific and the deployment of its nuclear-powered carrier in Japan as a "measure to bolster the war deterrent". The U.S. imperialists' Asian strategy for aggression is, in essence, a strategy for military intervention and war aimed at invading the DPRK and containing big powers in Asia.
    Rodong Sinmun Monday observes this in a signed commentary.
    It goes on:
    It is beyond any doubt that the U.S. imperialists seek to hurl their aggressor forces in their mainland into the Korean front in "case of emergency" and achieve their goal of invading the DPRK with ease while keeping them in the Asia-Pacific region near the Korean Peninsula on a permanent basis.
    The U.S. bellicose forces' above-said scenario clearly indicates in what premeditated manner they are working to round off the preparations for provoking the second Korean war.
    The U.S. attempt to make a preemptive attack upon the DPRK is a perfidious act of reneging on the provisions of the agreement adopted at the six-party talks.
    The U.S. stepped-up moves to mount a preemptive attack upon the DPRK would only reinforce the will of the DPRK to bolster the war deterrent in every way. Its people will never tolerate any move to infringe upon the sovereignty of the country. The DPRK will further boost its self-reliant defence capability as the U.S. imperialists' criminal scenario for making a preemptive strike at the DPRK has become clear.
    The U.S. bellicose forces would be well advised to properly understand who their rival is and roll back the above-said scenario.

Rodong Sinmun Calls for Holding High Banner of June 15 Joint Declaration

   Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- The June 15 joint declaration is a programme for reunification common to the nation and a landmark of national reunification as it reflects the will and desire of all the Koreans for independent reunification, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in a signed article.
    There can be national reconciliation and unity and triumphant advance of the cause of independent reunification only when the joint declaration is thoroughly implemented, the article notes, and goes on:
    To hold high the banner of the joint declaration is essential for firmly adhering to the principle of independence in the movement for national reunification.
    This helps the Koreans responsible for achieving national reunification settle independently its issue through their concerted efforts. It is beyond doubt that only when all the Koreans firmly maintain the principle of independence in the movement for national reunification in the idea of "By our nation itself", the basic spirit of the joint declaration, can they bring about a decisive phase of national reunification.
    Holding higher the banner of the joint declaration is also a realistic requirement for waging the movement for national reunification nationwide.
    The foreign aggressors who divided Korea cannot bring reunification to the Korean nation and it is absolutely impossible to settle the issue of national reunification as long as they are allowed to interfere in the issues of the nation. National reunification can be achieved only through a nationwide struggle of the Koreans who ardently desire national reunification and have enough strength and wisdom to attain it. This is the very lesson and truth taught by the history of the tragedy of national division to the Koreans. That is why all the Koreans in the north and the south and abroad should turn out as one in the struggle for national reunification under the banner of the joint declaration.
    No matter how the situation and circumstances may change in the future, the movement for national reunification will make dynamic progress thanks to the strong mental power of the Korean nation advancing under the uplifted banner of the joint declaration.

S. Korean Puppet Authorities' Remarks to Justify U.S. Forces' Wrongdoing Flayed

   Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- More than 40 political parties, civic and social and youth and students organizations of south Korea including the Democratic Labor Party and the People for Achieving Peace and Reunification held a joint press conference in Seoul on Sept. 24 denouncing the puppet authorities' remarks to justify the wrongdoing of the U.S. forces present in south Korea.
    At the press conference speakers accused the Lee Myung Bak group of deciding to interpret the 800 billion won which the U.S. forces present in south Korea illicitly amassed under the pretext of expenses for their upkeep as the "fund jointly appropriated for bolstering up the south Korea-U.S. combined combat capability."
    This means a submissive attitude towards the U.S. which arrogantly seeks to use the fund for the transfer of the second division of its forces, they stressed.
    A press release read out at the press conference said that the recent decision is little short of adopting a budgetary item calling for covering all expenses for the above-said transfer without any legal ground, adding that this is absolutely intolerable as it is aimed at shutting eyes to the U.S. forces' wrongdoing and fostering it.
    Strongly condemning the authorities for supporting the arrogant U.S. in its pressure upon south Korea to increase the share of the upkeep, the press release urged the "government" to recover the total amount of the above-mentioned fund and scrap the special agreement on sharing the expenses for the upkeep of the U.S. forces.

Lee Myung Bak Group's Distortion of History under Fire

   Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- The Teachers Union of south Korea released a statement on Sept. 23 to denounce the traitorous Lee Myung Bak group for its distortion of history.
    The statement referred to the fact that a lawmaker from the "Grand National Party" asserted at a recent meeting of the "Textbook Forum" of the "National League of New Right" that "leftist tendency was observed in the present textbooks."
    After Lee took office the conservative forces are getting evermore pronounced in the moves to distort history in praise of the past period of dictatorship, it pointed out, adding: The military bellicose forces are joining them, claiming that the contents of history textbooks should be totally amended in the manner of rewriting the April 3 Resistance in Jeju as the "large-scale leftist rebellion case" and the past period of dictatorial regimes as the period of "the establishment of liberal democratic system."
    Lurking behind such moves of the Lee group is a foolish dream to tide over the ruling crisis by gathering pro-U.S. conservative forces, the statement charged.

Birthday of DPRK Observed in Different Countries

   Pyongyang, September 29 (KCNA) -- A meeting and a Korean book exhibition were held in Venezuela, a lecture in Ethiopia and film shows in Russia and Ukraine in the period from Sept. 8 to 18 to mark the 60th anniversary of the DPRK.
    On display in the venue of the exhibition were works of President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il and Korean books.
    Speaking at the meeting, Omar Lopez, chairman of the Venezuelan National Society for the Study of the Juche Idea, and other personages referred to the achievements made by the Korean people in the struggle to defend the independence and sovereignty of the country under the wise leadership of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il.
    Nigatu Dagnachew, chairman of the Ethiopian Youth Study Group of the Juche Idea, said that the DPRK is dynamically advancing towards the eminence of a great prosperous powerful socialist nation thanks to the Juche idea and the Songun idea on realizing the popular masses' cause of independence with arms founded by Kim Il Sung and the unique Songun leadership of Kim Jong Il.
    The director of a Russian company noted that seeing through film the looks of the DPRK further developing day by day under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il, they are firmly convinced that the Korean people would build a great prosperous powerful socialist nation without fail.
    The participants of the film shows watched films showing the Korean people's deep reverence for the peerlessly great persons and introducing the DPRK assuming more beautiful aspect with each passing day.
    A message of greetings to Kim Jong Il was adopted at the meeting in Venezuela.

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Corea y Kenia establecen relaciones diplomaticas

   Pyongyang, 29 de septiembre (ATCC) -- Quedo publicado el dia 26 en Nueva York el comunicado conjunto sobre el establecimiento de las relaciones diplomaticas entre los gobiernos de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea y de la Republica de Kenia.
    Segun el texto, partiendo del deseo de fomentar y fortalecer las relaciones de amistad y cooperacion entre los dos paises basandose en el respeto mutuo a la igualdad, la soberania, la independencia y la integridad territorial y en el principio de la no intervencion en los asuntos internos de los Estados, los gobiernos de la RPDC y la RK acordaron establecer las relaciones diplomaticas a nivel de embajador a partir de la fecha, en que fuera firmado este comunicado conjunto, de acuerdo con los principios y el objetivo de la Carta de la ONU, las leyes internacionales, la Convencion de Viena de 1961 sobre las relaciones diplomaticas y la misma de 1963 sobre las consulares.
    Por el encargo de sus respectivos gobiernos, suscribieron el documento el vicecanciller Pak Kil Yon por la parte coreana y el canciller Moses M. Wetangula por la keniana.

Kim Jong Il recibe presente de la delegacion siria

   Pyongyang, 29 de septiembre (ATCC) -- El Dirigente Kim Jong Il recibio presente que le dirigiera la delegacion de oficiales del ejercicio y educacion del ejercito de Siria, de visita en Corea.
    El director general del ejercicio, Najib Barakat quien preside la delegacion lo entrego a un funcionario coreano.
    Igualmente, fue entregado al Dirigente Kim Jong Il el regalo del jefe de la delegacion.

FDRP condena la campana de DDHH anti-RPDC librada en Sur de Corea

   Pyongyang, 29 de septiembre (ATCC) -- En relacion con que el supuesto Comite Estatal de Derechos Humanos del Sur de Corea, anuncio oficialmente el dia 24 la decision de instalar el "comite especial de DDHH del Norte" cuestionando el supuesto problema en esta materia de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, el vocero del CC del Frente Democratico para la Reunificacion de la Patria hizo publica el dia 28 la siguiente declaracion condenatoria:
    Tan pronto como el senado de EE.UU. aprobara el "proyecto de ley de re-aprobacion de la ley de los derechos humanos del Norte de Corea" que propone prolongar 4 anos hasta 2012 la vigencia de esta ley, muestra coherente de la politica hostil a la RPDC, la banda de Lee Myung Bak anuncio a traves del "Comite Estatal de DDHH" la voluntad de componer y operar el "comite especial de DDHH del Norte".
    De este modo, esta banda de traidores, que desde el primer dia de tomar el "Poder" ha venido maniobrando desesperadamente para difamar y calumniar a la RPDC adhiriendose a la campana norteamericana contra esta en el campo de DDHH, volvio a demostrar su naturaleza servil a EE.UU. y conflictiva con la RPDC.
    Lo grave del caso reside en que esa locura es una medida tomada en virtud del disparate "fomentar el avance en el problema de DDHH del Norte" que hizo el traidor Lee poniendose de acuerdo con las palabras ofensivas a la RPDC en el mismo tema pronunciadas por su amo Bush durante la visita al Sur de Corea en agosto pasado.
    El "problema de DDHH" no puede haber ni existe practicamente en el regimen socialista al estilo coreano centrado en las masas populares.
    Pero, si existe en el Sur de Corea donde retorna la dominacion fascista obscurantista bajo la ocupacion militar de EE.UU.
    En particular, despues de que la banda de Lee tomo el "Poder", se resucito el sistema de represion fascista que pisotea despiadadamente los elementales derechos democraticos y la libertad de los habitantes.
    El presente alboroto anti-RPDC parte del malsano intento de distraer la rencorosa mirada de la poblacion descontenta con el servilismo a grandes potencias, actos vendepatrias, represion fascista y destruccion economica a fin de salir del desorden y crisis politicos y sofocar el entusiasmo por la reunificacion en el Sur de Corea.
    No toleraremos ni en lo minimo y castigaremos duro a los tipejos que tratan de llevar al agudo enfrentamiento las relaciones Norte-Sur calumniando e insultando el sistema politico socialista, que significa nuestra dignidad y vida.

Actos en varios paises por 60o aniversario de la RPDC

   Pyongyang, 29 de septiembre (ATCC) -- Con motivo del 60o aniversario de la fundacion de la Republica Popular Democratica de Corea, tuvieron lugar del 8 al 18 el mitin y exposicion de libros de Corea en Venezuela, la conferencia en Etiopia y la proyeccion filmica en Rusia y Ucrania.
    En el lugar de exposicion estaban exhibidos las obras del Presidente Kim Il Sung y el Dirigente Kim Jong Il y los libros de Corea.
    El presidente de la Asociacion Nacional de Venezuela para el Estudio de la Idea Juche, Omar Lopez, y otras personalidades se refirieron en sus discursos a los exitos logrados por el pueblo coreano en la lucha por defender la independencia y soberania del pais bajo la sabia direccion del Presidente Kim Il Sung y el Dirigente Kim Jong Il.
    El presidente del Comite de Jovenes Etiopes para el Estudio de la Idea Juche, Nigatu Dagnachew, subrayo que Corea avanza a pasos firmes hacia la gran potencia prospera socialista gracias a la idea del Songun (priorizacion militar) consistente en materializar con las fuerzas armadas la idea Juche creada por el Presidente Kim Il Sung y la causa de independencia de las masas populares y a la original guia mediante el Songun del Dirigente Kim Jong Il.
    Despues de ver filme coreano, el director de una compania rusa dijo que el perfil de Corea, que se desarrolla cada dia mas bajo la sabia direccion del camarada Kim Jong Il, le hace convencerse de que el pueblo coreano construira sin falta una gran potencia prospera socialista.
    En los encuentros de cine se proyectaron las peliculas coreanas que demuestran la gran veneracion del pueblo coreano a esos Grandes Hombres sin par y la figura de Corea que se vuelve cada dia mas hermosa.
    En el mitin efectuado en Venezuela fue aprobado un mensaje de felicitacion al Dirigente Kim Jong Il.