TODAY'S NEWS (January.28.2002 Juche 91)
 


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GIs accused of Rogun-ri massacre
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Rodong Sinmun on north-south joint declaration
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Greetings to Jordanian prime minister
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Unity of whole nation called for
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Pyongyang and Moscow open friendly ties
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Order issued by U.S. forces to kill civilians during Korean War
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U.S. use of germ weapons in Korea condemned
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Pyongyang fine art festival
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Book "Geological Formation of Korea" published
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Anecdotes about Kim Il Sung
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Samsong Temple on Mt. Kuwol
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Aeguk Moran Garment Factory
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Exchange of greetings between DPRK and Kirgyzstan foreign ministers

For Spanish-speaking people

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ee.uu. no puede librarse de su responsabilidad de guerra bacteriologica
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rusia: album de fotos alusivas a actividades revolucionarias de kim jong il
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kim kyong ho apoya proposiciones de reunion conjunta de rpdc
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establecidas relaciones de amistad entre pyongyang y moscu


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GIs accused of Rogun-ri massacre
 ††† Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- The Committee for Probing the Truth
about the Rogun-ri Massacre in South Korea made public a paper "Rogun-ri
incident: lesson for GIs" on January 23, according to the newspaper Hangyore
dated Jan. 24. The paper was presented by major Ryu Mu Bong, an instructor
at the military staff college of South Korea, in may last year when he was
studying at the U.S. military staff college.
††† Ryu in his paper contended that the GIs were responsible for the
incident that took place in Rogun-ri, Yongdong county, North Chungchong
Province, in 1950 when the Korean War was under way. The U.S. command should
have taken those commanding officers concerned to task under the law, the
paper said. 
††† Describing this paper as "very noteworthy", a spokesman for the
committee said: its assertion that the U.S. army officers should have been
brought to task is very just and objective.
††† Reporting about the facts, the newspaper said the paper is expected to
cause a great sensation though it was made public belatedly as it has
totally refuted the conclusion made by the South-Korea-U.S. joint
fact-finding group in January last year that "Rogun-ri incident was
accidental." 

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Rodong Sinmun on north-south joint declaration
 ††† Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- The June 15 North-South Joint
Declaration is a declaration of independence, peaceful reunification and
great national unity based on the three principles of national
reunification, a landmark of national reunification and a reunification
program common to the nation, said Rodong Sinmun yesterday in a signed
article entitled "declaration of independent national reunification
embodying the three principles of national reunification." It went on:
††† Independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity are the
three principles of national reunification advanced by President Kim Il Sung
in May Juche 61 (1972).
††† The historic north-south joint declaration solemnly says that the Korean
nation will solve the issue of national reunification independently by its
concerted efforts on the principle of independence, one of the three
principles. 
††† No foreign forces have a mandate to interfere in the issue of national
reunification but the Korean people are entitled to solve the issue with
their national will and efforts.
††† The joint declaration indicates a clear way of achieving peaceful
reunification, one of the three principles.
††† The joint declaration decided to promote reunification on the basis of
the commonness of the north side's proposal for lower-stage federal formula
and the south side's proposal for confederation. It clarifies the way of
reunification by federal formula on the basis of recognizing and tolerating
different ideologies and systems in the north and south and on the principle
of co-existence, co-prosperity and common interest, thus providing a solid
cornerstone for the north and south to advance toward reunification with
confidence with a common design for national reunification. The joint
declaration also reflects the principle of great national unity, one of the
three principles. When the whole nation unites to form one driving force, it
means reunification.

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Greetings to Jordanian prime minister
 ††† Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- Premier Hong Song Nam of the DPRK
cabinet sent a message of greetings to Ali Abu al Ragheb upon his
reappointment as prime minister of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan. Wishing
him success in his responsible work for stability and development of the
country, the message expressed belief that the friendly relations between
the two countries would grow stronger in different fields.
††† Meanwhile, DPRK foreign minister Paek Nam Sun sent a message of
greetings to Marwan al Moasher upon his appointment as foreign minister of
Jordan. 

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Unity of whole nation called for
 ††† Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- Sung Sang Sop, chairman of the c.c.,
the Union of Agricultural Workers of Korea, released a statement on Sunday
hailing the proposal of the recent joint meeting of the DPRK government,
political parties and organizations, which calls for making this year "a
year of promoting the unity and reunification by the concerted efforts of
our nation". This proposal is a reasonable and realistic initiative that
makes it possible to pool will and efforts of all the Koreans under the
banner of the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration and glorify this year as
a year of a new surge in achieving the cause of national reunification, the
statement said, and went on:
††† All the fellow countrymen should make this year of weighty significance
in the implementation of the joint declaration a year of promoting the unity
and reunification of the nation without fail.
††† The farmers in the north and the south should further develop the
nationwide solidarity this year, too, drawing on the precious experience
gained through the farmers' meeting for reunification, the 2001 grand
festival for national reunification and other joint struggle conducted to
support and implement the joint declaration last year.
††† The UAWK will work to strengthen the concerted action with farmers'
organizations in the south in putting into practice the three appeals and
three proposals made at the joint meeting and thus contribute to glorifying
this year as a "year of promoting the unity and reunification by the
concerted efforts of our nation".

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Pyongyang and Moscow open friendly ties
 ††† Moscow, January 26 (KCNA) -- An agreement on establishing friendly ties
between Pyongyang and Moscow was signed here on Friday. Present at the
signing ceremony on the DPRK side were members of a Pyongyang city
delegation led by Ryang Man Gil, chairman of the Pyongyang City People's
Committee, and the DPRK ambassador to Russia and, on the Russian side were
mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov and officials concerned.
††† The agreement was inked by Ryang Man Gil and Yuri Luzhkov.

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Order issued by U.S. forces to kill civilians during Korean War
 ††† Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- It was confirmed by BBC that the U.S.
forces issued an order to indiscriminately kill civilians in Rogun-ri,
Yongdong county, North Chungchong Province, and other areas during the
Korean War, according to Seoul-based MBC. MBC said BBC is going to telecast
on coming February, a documentary film titled "kill all" related to the
Rogun-ri massacre committed by GIs, adding that the film deals with a
shocking fact that U.S. Navymen killed more than 400 civilians on a seaside
of South Korea during the war.
††† The film also shows that 82 villagers including 25 children were killed
in a temple that stood in the operation zone of the u.s. 25th infantry
division. 
††† The film testifies to the fact that commanding officers of the U.S.
forces issued an explicit order to kill all civilians and the GIs who had
participated in the war made testimonies confirming the fact.

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U.S. use of germ weapons in Korea condemned
 ††† Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun today carries a signed
commentary 50 years after the full-scale use of germ weapons by the United
States in the northern half of Korea during the Korean War. It says:
††† The U.S. troops massively scattered such insects as fly, spider and
bedbug carrying pest, cholera and typhoid bacteria and other germs all over
areas of the north from January 28, 1952. They massively killed Koreans by
indiscriminately using germ and toxic chemical weapons in violation of the
international law in the whole period of the Korean War.
††† The barbaric germ warfare carried out by the U.S. forces was
premeditated and organized killings committed under the instruction given by
the U.S. joint chiefs of staff and by order of the U.S. far eastern
headquarters. 
††† This notwithstanding, the united states has not yet admitted these
crimes though five decades have passed since then but is threatening
humankind with massively stockpiled biological and chemical weapons.
††† The United States is now pulling up the DPRK over the non-existent
"issue of biological and chemical weapons" like a thief crying "stop the
thief". This is aimed to divert to the DPRK the international community's
watchful eyes focused on Washington and further step up preparations for a
biological and chemical war behind that smokescreen.
††† Also lurking here is a sinister intention to invent a pretext for
putting increased pressure upon the DPRK in pursuance of its hostile policy
towards it. 
††† With no artifice can the united states ever evade the chief
responsibility for perpetrating the barbaric germ warfare and hide its true
colours as the arch criminal threatening humankind with biological and
chemical weapons. 

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Pyongyang fine art festival
 ††† Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- A fine art festival will be held here
in February with large participation. The festival will involve a national
fine art exhibition, a young painters' fine art exhibition, a youth and
children's fine art exhibition, an industrial fine art exhibition, a Korean
national dress exhibition, a souvenir exhibition and a computer fine art
contest. 
††† The Korean art gallery, the Pyongyang international house of culture and
the people's palace of culture will be their venues.
††† Compatriots in the north and south of Korea and overseas and artists and
fine art lovers of different countries are expected to participate in the
festival. 
††† Posters and a logo for the festival and prizes (gold, silver and
bronze), certificate of the prize and medals for successful participants are
in the making. 
††† A variety of souvenirs are being prepared for its participants.

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Book "Geological Formation of Korea" published
††† Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- Book "Geological Formation of Korea"
(vols. 1-6) was published in the DPRK. The book comprehensively and
systematically deals with achievements gained in the field of geological
survey over the last nearly five decades.
††† Its vols. 1-3 carry an introduction, materials on the geological strata
of archeozoic, proterozoic, paleozoic, mesozoic and cenozoic eras and about
400 kinds of pictures of fossils belonging to those eras.
††† Systematized there according to regions and strata are materials on the
stratum of the paleozoic era closely connected with different kinds of
valuable minerals. 
††† They also deal with the prospect of discovering more resources in the
stratum in the days ahead.
††† vols. 4 and 5 systematically carry tables and maps of intrusive rocks
which are of important significance in the study of the geological formation
of the country. 
††† Vol. 6 comprehensively deals with results of the survey and study of
intrusive rocks and tectonic structure.
††† The publication of the book listed as a national treasure is a result of
the Juche-oriented policy of the Workers' Party of Korea on geological
survey. 

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Anecdotes about Kim Il Sung
††† Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- One day in January, Juche 40 (1951) when
the Fatherland Liberation War was at its height, General Kim Il Sung visited
the kitchen of the guards unit all of a sudden. Lifting the pot lid, he
asked them what they had as their meal.
††† The guards answered as one that they had boiled rice with meat soup.
††† Well aware of the country's conditions at that time, he reproached them
for telling a lie. 
††† So a young guard told him that they had boiled rice mixed with other
cereals and salty soup. From then on he made it part of his routine to visit
the kitchen in the morning and the evening to acquaint himself with the diet
of the guards. 
††† One year President Kim Il Sung came out to the spot to see a new type of
mortar. he asked a soldier as if its barrel was not heavy.
††† The soldier told him it is lighter than the old one.
††† Saying that he would like to carry the barrel on his shoulder, the
president asked the soldier to let him put it on his shoulder.
††† The president walked along a dusty road, jerking the barrel on his
shoulder or turning it. he did so to see if it was not inconvenient for the
soldier to carry the barrel on his shoulder during the march.
††† After walking some time with the barrel on his shoulder, the president
instructed ordnance officials to make the barrel lighter.

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Samsong Temple on Mt. Kuwol
††† Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- The Samsong temple on Mt. Kuwol is one
of Korea's ancient cultural relics. From ancient Korea it was called Tangun
Temple because a memorial service was made there for Tangun and renamed
Samsong temple from the end of the Koryo dynasty as memorial services were
held for three sages--grandfather of Tangun, father of Tangun and Tangun.
††† The temple is associated with the patriotic spirit of the founder of
Taejonggyo Ra Chol who committed suicide at the temple while waging an
anti-Japanese struggle after coming there in protest against the Japanese
imperialists' occupation of Korea and their policy of vandalism against
Tangun. 
††† It was burnt by the Japanese imperialist aggressors but restored to its
former glory in the days when Mt. Kuwol was rebuilt into a world-famous
beauty spot. 
††† The temple has the Samsong Shrine with a crane-shaped roof which looks
golden, red and blue at each corner, the Yanghyon hall for training sages,
the Yongbin hall to accommodate guests, Jonsa room which keeps sachet and
various dishes and utensils for rituals, a lodging house for keepers and a
gate that looks like a kind of an open building with a roof which lacks
eaves and rounded sideboarding at either end.

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Aeguk Moran Garment Factory
††† Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- The modern Aeguk Moran Garment Factory
is a centre producing garments for export. The factory with a total
floor-space of over 10,000 square meters is situated on the bank of the
River Pothong in Moranbong district, the central part of Pyongyang.
††† It produces hundreds of thousands of men's ready-made suits and vests a
year. 
††† It provides technical training to workers of garment factories from
different parts of the country.
††† It is operating as a model unit in the garment field as it has dozens of
engineers and hundreds of highly skilled workers.
††† Its products are popular in various countries.
††† It was commissioned on Dec. 14, Juche 75 (1986) as a donation made by
Kim In Gwon, Korean businessman in Japan.
††† A "monument to loyalty" stands there to convey his patriotic devotion to
posterity. 

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Exchange of greetings between DPRK and Kirgyzstan foreign ministers
††† Pyongyang, January 28 (KCNA) -- Paek Nam Sun, foreign minister of the
DPRK, exchanged messages of greetings with his Kirgyzstan counterpart
Muratbek Imanaliev on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the
establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Expressing
belief that the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries
would further expand in the mutual interests of the two peoples, Paek
sincerely wished him success in his work.
††† Muratbek Imanaliev expressed belief that the cooperative relations
between the two peoples would grow stronger in conformity with their
welfare. 

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ee.uu. no puede librarse de su responsabilidad de guerra bacteriologica
 ††† pyongyang, 28 de enero (atcc) -- el diario "rodong sinmun" en el numero
de hoy inserto un comentario individual en ocasion de cumplirse los 50 anos
desde cuando ee.uu. perpetro de modo intensivo la guerra bacteriologica
durante el periodo de la pasada guerra coreana en corea del norte. el
comentario senala en particular:
††† a partir del 28 de enero de 1952 las tropas yanquis dispersaron en toda
la extension de corea del norte gran cantidad de insectos tales como moscas,
aranas, chinches portadores de bacilos de peste, colera, tifus y otras
enfermedades contagiosas. ellos usaron abiertamente las armas
bacteriologicas y quimicas toxicas en flagrante violacion al derecho
internacional durante toda la guerra coreana para asesinar despiadadamente
al pueblo coreano. 
††† la guerra bacteriologica de las tropas norteamericanas fue un acto de
exterminio masivo perpetrado por la directiva de la junta de los jefes de
estado mayor de ee.uu. y la orden de la comandancia de las tropas
norteamericanas en el extremo oriente.
††† no obstante, ee.uu., criminal de la guerra no lo reconoce hasta la fecha
a un medio siglo de aquel entonces sino desarrolla y produce en gran
cantidad armas bioquimicas y las acumula amenazando a la humanidad.
††† hoy en dia ee.uu. es el poseedor de mayor cantidad de las armas
bioquimicas. las uso y trata de usarlas en la guerra de agresion contra la
humanidad. 
††† las tropas yanquis ocupantes de sudcorea poseen armas bioquimicas y
escenifican con frecuencia los ejercicios con estos medios de exterminio
masivo. 
††† sin embargo ee.uu. actua como un ladron que se desganita gritando:
ladron para acusar a la rpdc del "problema de armas bioquimicas" con el
proposito de desviar la atencion de la sociedad internacional dirigida a si
mismo y acelerar mas sus preparativos de guerra bioquimica.
††† lo hace para procurar un pretexto con que pueda arreciar su politica de
hostilidad a la rpdc y ejercer presion sobre esta.
††† ee.uu. con tal artimana no puede liberarse de su responsabilidad del
verdadero autor de la guerra bacteriologica ni ocultar su naturaleza
criminal de fautor de la amenaza de armas bioquimicas contra la humanidad.

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rusia: album de fotos alusivas a actividades revolucionarias de kim jong il
 ††† pyongyang, 28 de enero (atcc) -- con motivo de la fiesta de
febrero-cumpleanos del dirigente kim jong il, la editorial paleya-mishin de
rusia dio a luz el album de fotos titulado "junto con el pueblo": mas de 110
alusivas a sus actividades revolucionarias incluido el retrato de cuerpo
completo y otras que demuestran aspectos de corea. el album redacta la
inscripcion: "homenaje respetuoso al general kim jong il, gran dirigente y
lider heroico" y un articulo escrito por el director de la editorial nikolai
mishin, redactor de este album, que senala: el querido general kim jong il,
quien ha realizado las inmortales hazanas ante la patria y el pueblo, ante
la epoca y la humanidad, es el gran sol del siglo 21 y el veterano politico
dispuesto de larga biografia politica.

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kim kyong ho apoya proposiciones de reunion conjunta de rpdc
 ††† pyongyang, 28 de enero (atcc) -- kim kyong ho, primer secretario del cc
de la union de la juventud socialista kim il sung, hizo publica el dia 26
una declaracion que senala: es la mas justa propuesta el llamamiento de la
reunion conjunta del gobierno, los partidos politicos y las organizaciones
de la republica popular democratica de corea a todos los coreanos en el pais
y el extranjero a levantarse en la lucha antibelica pannacional por eliminar
los factores que amenazan la paz del pais y obstaculizan su reunificacion.
††† detener y frustrar las maniobras de provocacion de nueva guerra de las
fuerzas belicistas internas y externas es la cuestion primordial que se
presenta para abrir este ano la nueva coyuntura de la reunificacion de la
patria. 
††† es preciso lograr que salgan las tropas norteamericanas de surcorea, que
se ponga fin al simulacro militar conjunto con las fuerzas extranjeras, que
se retire la teoria de "enemigo principal" y que se abola la "ley de
seguridad" en sudcorea.
††† exhortamos a todos los jovenes y estudiantes de sudcorea y del ultramar
a desplegar mas energicamente la lucha patriotica para abrir este ano una
coyuntura decisiva de la reunificacion de la patria en respuesta activa a
los tres llamamientos y las tres proposiciones de la reunion conjunta arriba
mencionada. 

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establecidas relaciones de amistad entre pyongyang y moscu
††† moscu, 26 de enero (atcc) -- fue firmado el dia 25 en esta ciudad el
acuerdo sobre el establecimiento de las relaciones de amistad entre
pyongyang y moscu. en la ceremonia de rubrica estuvieron presentes los
miembros de la delegacion de la ciudad de pyongyang presidida por el
presi6dente ryang man gil de su comite popular y el embajador de la rpdc en
rusia, el alcalde yuri luzhkov de moscu y otros funcionarios rusos.
††† el acuerdo fue firmado por ryang man gil y yuri luzhkov.

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