TODAY'S NEWS (January.31.2002 Juche 91)
 


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Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry slams Bush's accusations
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Probe into truth about U.S. mass killings called for
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Obstructive moves against Mt. Kumgang tourism slammed
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Joint New Year editorial of DPRK favored in?@over 60 countries
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Book "Country of Brilliant Star" published in Egypt
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King Wang Kon's mausoleum
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Greetings to King of Jordan
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Credentials presented to Kim Yong Nam by new Algerian ambassador
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Senior DPRK officials meet new ambassadors

For Spanish-speaking people

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poner freno a turismo a monte kumgang?@es acto antinacional
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mas de 60 paises apoyan editorial conjunto de periodicos coreanos
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reunion nacional de trabajadores de sector de agricultura


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Spokesman for DPRK Foreign Ministry slams Bush's accusations
 ††† Pyongyang, January 31 (KCNA) - A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of
the DPRK released a statement today denouncing U.S. President Bush for
revealing a reckless attempt to stifle the DPRK by force of arms. The full
text of the statement reads:
††† U.S. President Bush in a "State of Union Address" made at the joint
session of the congress on Wednesday groundlessly linked those countries
that go against the grain with the U.S. with terrorism, openly revealing his
dangerous attempt to stifle them by force of arms.
††† Groundlessly pulling up the DPRK over the development and possession of
weapons of mass destruction, Bush let loose a string of such vituperation as
terming the DPRK and some other countries as "countries threatening the U.S.
and world peace" and an "axis of evil".
††† And he blustered that the United States of America will not permit the
world's most dangerous regimes to threaten the U.S. with the world's most
destructive weapons."
††† He has been free to make anti-DPRK remarks since he came to power.
††† But his recent remarks explicitly seek an ulterior political aim.
††† It is well known that since he came to power, U.S. friction with other
countries has become frequent and international relations have got more
turbulent than ever before.
††† The U.S. is in the grip of a serious economic recession that could
hardly be seen in the days of the Democratic Party administration, there
were large-scale attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the U.S.
Department of Defence building in Washington and large scandals related to
the administration have been brought to light.
††† This is entirely attributable to the unilateral and self-opinionated
foreign policy, political immaturity and moral leprosy of the Bush
administration. 
††† Herein lie answers to questions as to why the modern terrorism is
focussed on the U.S. alone and why it has become serious while Bush is in
office. 
††† The reality goes to clearly prove that the root cause of all misfortune
is the reckless strong-arm policy of the Bush administration.
††† Such being a hard fact, Bush, making a profound confusing of right and
wrong, foolishly attempts to ascribe all accusations made against it at home
and abroad due to his reactionary and chauvinist policy to "terrorism".
††† What merits a serious attention is that Bush disclosed his reckless
attempt to stifle the DPRK by force of arms.
††† There has been no precedent in the modern history of DPRK-U.S. relations
that in his policy speech the U.S. President made undisguised threatening
remarks on aggression and threat against the DPRK, an independent and
sovereign state. 
††† This is, in fact, little short of declaring a war against the DPRK.
††† Nice words for nice words.
††† We cannot but take a serious view of the dangerous remarks made by Bush
from the outset of the year.
††† His remarks clearly show what a real aim the U.S. sought when it
proposed to resume the talks with the DPRK recently and why did the present
U.S. administration rule out even the possibility of seeking a negotiated
settlement of the nuclear and missile issues created in the period of the
preceding administration.
††† The prevailing situation where the U.S. openly disclosed its intention
to stifle the DPRK by force of arms makes us keenly realize once again what
a just stand the DPRK took when it has followed the U.S. with vigilance and
what a far-sighted policy it has pursued to equip itself with powerful
offensive and defensive means, tightening its belt.
††† We are sharply watching the disturbing moves of the United States that
has pushed the situation of the brink of war after throwing away even the
mask of "dialogue" and "negotiations."
††† The option to "strike" impudently advocated by the U.S. is not its
monopoly. 
††† The heroic Korean people's Army and people will never tolerate the U.S.
reckless attempt to stifle the DPRK by force of arms but mercilessly wipe
out the aggressors.

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Probe into truth about U.S. mass killings?@called for
 ††† Pyongyang, January 31 (KCNA) -- The south headquarters of the
nationwide special investigation committee for probing the truth behind GIs'
massacres (Jonminthukwi) reportedly issued an urgent statement on Jan. 26 as
regards the disclosure of GIs' mass killings of civilians made by BBC. The
statement quoted BBC as saying that civilians were killed by U.S. forces in
many other places during the Korean War besides the Rogun-ri massacre, and
the U.S. command issued an order to indiscriminately kill civilians.
††† This once again objectively supports the assertion of jonminthukwi that
U.S. forces committed organized and premeditated mass killings throughout
the Korean peninsula, it said.
††† It recalled the fact that at the Korean War crimes tribunal held in New
York in June last year the organization condemned the U.S. crimes before the
world conscience and declared it guilty.
††† But the U.S. has denied the crimes related to the mass killings in
Rogun-ri, it noted, demanding the U.S. clarify the truth before the world
conscience and bear full responsibility for the crimes.
††† Accusing the South Korean authorities of failing to properly probe the
truth while reading the U.S. face, the statement said that they, though
belatedly, should promptly probe the truth about the mass killings committed
before, after and during the Korean War and come out to reinstate those who
met grievous deaths.

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Obstructive moves against Mt. Kumgang tourism slammed
 ††† Pyongyang, January 31 (KCNA) -- A gang of the "Grand National Party"
(GNP) in South Korea is pulling up the DPRK over Mt. Kumgang tourism in a
bid to strain the inter-Korean relations. Commentaries on it were released
reportedly by the south headquarters of the National Alliance for the
Country's Reunification (Pomminryon) and the reunification solidarity for
the implementation of the June 15 South-North Joint Declaration and peace of
the Korean peninsula. "GNP" president Ri Hoe Chang asserted that "it is
undesirable for the government to give financial support to the north as
there is no change there". Meanwhile, a spokesman for this "party" argued
"what matters is the use of the inter-Korean cooperation fund to cover the
loss of a private business group" and that "now is the time to reshape the
policy toward the north." The south headquarters of Pomminryon in a
commentary on Jan. 22 held that Mt. Kumgang tourism is not a mere
undertaking to bring profits to a business group but a symbolic work for
national prosperity which reflects the desire of the nation for
reunification and brings benefits to both the north and the south of the
country. 
††† It further said: However, Ri Hoe Chang and his "GNP" are putting the
brake on this work, clamouring about "business theory and the principle of
market economy." This is nothing but an anti-national act of those seeking
only political interests.
††† The reunification solidarity said in its Jan. 25 commentary said: The
"GNP" group has made such silly argument as "market economy", applying the
view on the "value of commodities" into Mt. Kumgang tourism, in a bid to
obstruct this work. It fully reveals that they are depraved guys indifferent
to morality and the nation.
††† The "GNP" is making desperate efforts to lay obstacles in the way of the
south-north exchange and cooperation, talking about "nationwide consensus
and transparency". But, it will only reveal its true colors more clearly, it
said. 

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Joint New Year editorial of DPRK favored in?@over 60 countries
 ††† Pyongyang, January 31 (KCNA) -- The joint editorial of the newspapers
of the party, the army and the youth league in the DPRK under the headline
"Glorify this year of President Kim Il Sung's 90th birthday as a year of a
new surge in the building of a powerful nation" is evoking response in the
world public. The joint editorial is reflecting the indomitable faith, will
and revolutionary spirit of socialist Korea.
††† Political, public and media figures got together to hear the joint
editorial in Kathmandu, Nepal. seminars, lectures, reading sessions and
other colorful functions to study and disseminate the joint editorial were
held by political parties, organizations and Juche idea study groups in more
than 60 countries including Pakistan, India, Madagascar, Ethiopia, Tanzania,
Nigeria and Peru. 
††† Meanwhile, statements were issued or press conferences and round-table
talks held by the general secretary of the central committee of the People's
Socialist Party of Mexico, the first secretary of the c.c., the Communist
Party of Bulgaria, the general secretary of the party for unity and progress
of Guinea, the general secretary of the c.c., the Workers' Party of
Bangladesh and other foreign party leaders, political parties,
organizations, international and regional organizations and personages from
all walks of life. 
††† The world public unanimously stressed that the Korean people's signal
achievements in building a powerful nation last year were the brilliant
result of the unique army-based policy and energetic external activities of
leader Kim Jong Il.
††† They expressed firm belief that the Korean people would glorify this
year as a year of a new leap in building a powerful nation and accomplish
the cause of national reunification without fail.

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Book "Country of Brilliant Star" published in Egypt
 ††† Pyongyang, January 31 (KCNA) -- Yahiya Jakariya Hairallah, secretary
general of the Arab art, culture and information association of Egypt and
chairman of the Egyptian committee for the study of the Juche idea, wrote a
book "Country of Brilliant Star" in praise of leader Kim Jong Il on the
occasion of his birthday. A book-publishing ceremony was held at the
permanent office of the Afro-Asian Book Union on Jan. 26.
††† On display at the ceremony hall were photos showing the revolutionary
activities and exploits of Kim Jong Il.
††† The secretary general at the ceremony said that Kim Jong Il is the great
leader who has led the Korean people to victory, guiding the party, the
state and the army of the DPRK as a whole for nearly 40 years and a veteran
statesman in the world who has made tireless efforts for the Korean
revolution and global independence.
††† He has developed in depth the Juche idea founded by President Kim Il
Sung and wisely led the Korean people to work world-startling miracles in
all political, military, economic and cultural sectors, the secretary
general said, and stressed:
††† Kim Jong Il has firmly defended the sovereignty of the country with his
army-based policy. Under his leadership the Korean people will achieve
national reunification and build a powerful nation.
††† The secretary general introduced the content of the book.
††† congratulatory speeches were made at the ceremony.

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King Wang Kon's mausoleum
 ††† Pyongyang, January 31 (KCNA) -- King Wang Kon's mausoleum is a valuable
cultural treasure which bears witness to the long history and cultural
tradition of the Korean nation. King Wang Kon was the founder of Koryo, the
first unified state in the Korean history which existed from 918 to 1392.
††† His founding of Koryo in 918 was followed by the unification of Silla
and late Paekje with it in 935 and 936 respectively. He thus achieved the
territorial unification and opened the way for unified development of the
nation for the first time in the Korean history.
††† His mausoleum was splendidly rebuilt on January 31, Juche 83 (1994) on
the occasion of his 1117th birthday to hand down his feats to posterity.
††† It is situated at the foot of Mt. Songak of Kaephung county, Kaesong
city. 
††† Around the mausoleum there are a house for memorial service, stone
statues, a monument to its reconstruction, a park, etc.
††† The mausoleum covers a total area of 55,000 square meters.
††† It was built in a three-tier architectural style.
††† The mausoleum is railed off. There are also statues of four Korean
tigers, eight civil and military officials, stone lanterns and a pair of
stone posts. 
††† Exquisitely carved stone screen and other granite statues bear witness
to a high level of stone workmanship in the period of Koryo.
††† There are murals on the four walls and ceiling inside the mausoleum. All
the murals retain their original colors though over 1,000 years have passed
since they were painted.
††† Bamboo, pine tree, blue dragon, white tiger, plum blossom and others
depicted on the murals are symbolic of the firm principle, wisdom and strong
spirit of the Korean nation.
††† Displayed in the house for memorial service are a portrait of Wang Kon
and six art works on his activities.

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Greetings to King of Jordan
 ††† Pyongyang, January 31 (KCNA) -- Kim Yong Nam, President of the
Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, Tuesday sent a
message of greetings to Abdullah the second, king of the Hashemite Kingdom
of Jordan, on the occasion of his 40th birthday. The message sincerely
wished the king good health and happiness as well as greater success in his
work for the stability and prosperity of the country.
††† It expressed the conviction that the friendly relations between the two
countries would strengthen and develop in conformity with the interests and
desire of the two peoples.

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Credentials presented to Kim Yong Nam by new Algerian ambassador
 ††† Pyongyang, January 31 (KCNA) -- Madjid Bouguerra, new Algerian
ambassador to the DPRK, presented his credentials to Kim Yong Nam, President
of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK, at the
Mansudae Assembly Hall today. Vice-minister of foreign affairs Kung Sok Ung
was present there. 
††† After receiving credentials, the president had a talk with the
ambassador. 

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Senior DPRK officials meet new ambassadors
††† Pyongyang, January 31 (KCNA) -- Yang Hyong Sop, vice-president of the
Presidium of the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly, met and had a conversation
with Jalaleddin Namini Mianji, newly appointed ambassador of Iran to the
DPRK, at the Mansudae Assembly Hall today when he paid a courtesy call on
him. Foreign minister Paek Nam Sun separately met and had conversations with
the Iranian ambassador and new Algerian ambassador to the DPRK Madjid
Bouguerra. 

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poner freno a turismo a monte kumgang?@es acto antinacional
 ††† pyongyang, 31 de enero (atcc) -- segun informaciones, la direccion
surena de la alianza pannacional por la reunificacion de la patria (aprp) y
la solidaridad de reunificacion para la realizacion de la declaracion
conjunta sur-norte del 15 de junio y la paz en la peninsula coreana hicieron
publicos los comentarios denunciando a los compinches del "partido hannara"
que empeoran las relaciones entre el norte y el sur de corea acusando al
primero con respecto al turismo al monte kumgang. ri hoe chang, "presidente
del partido hannara" dijo: "no es propicio el apoyo financiero del gobierno
al norte que no ha cambiado y el "vocero" de este partido senalo: "es
problema que el fondo de cooperacion sur-norte se utilice como recompensa
por la perdida de la empresa privada" y "ahora es el tiempo de reajustar la
politica con respecto a norcorea".
††† la direccion surena de la aprp, en un comentario del dia 22, subrayo que
el turismo al monte kumgang no tiene por objetivo el lucro del negocio sino
es una labor simbolica de la prosperidad nacional que refleja el anhelo por
la reunificacion de la nacion y que corresponde a los intereses comunes del
sur y el norte de corea.
††† ri hoe chang y el "partido hannara" ponen freno al turismo al monte
kumgang al hablar de la "logica de empresa y el principio de la economia del
mercado" y asi cometen un acto antinacional para sus intereses politicos,
senalo. 
††† la "solidaridad de reunificacion", en un comentario del dia 25, senalo
que el "partido hannara" obstaculiza el turismo al monte kumgang esgrimiendo
la logica superficial de la "economia del mercado" relativa al "valor de
mercancias" y anadio que es la banda de los compinches ignorantes de la
etica y la nacion. 
††† el "partido hannara" habla del "acuerdo nacional y transparencia del
intercambio sur-norte" en sus esfuerzos desesperados por crear los
obstaculos en la labor del intercambio y la cooperacion, poniendo asi al
desnudo su naturaleza, senalo.

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mas de 60 paises apoyan editorial conjunto de periodicos coreanos
 ††† pyongyang, 31 de enero (atcc) -- el editorial conjunto de ano nuevo de
los periodicos coreanos "rodong sinmun", "joson inmingun" y "chongnyon
jonwi" "hagamos del presente en que se cumplira el 90 aniversario del
nacimiento del gran lider un ano del nuevo salto para la construccion de
potencia prospera" suscita una gran repercusion internacional. el articulo
refleja el indoblegable credo, voluntad y espiritu revolucionario de corea
socialista. en katmandu de nepal tuvo lugar el acto de informacion sobre el
editorial conjunto con la participacion de las personalidades de los
circulos politicos, sociales y de prensa e informacion y otras.
††† en los partidos politicos, organizaciones y entidades de estudio de la
idea juche de mas de 60 paises del mundo entre otros pakistan, india,
madagascar, etiopia, tanzania, nigeria y peru se efectuaron simposios,
conferencias, cenaculos de lectura y otras labores de estudio y divulgacion
de varias formas y metodos sobre el respecto.
††† por otra parte, el secretario general del cc del partido popular
socialista de mexico, el primer secretario del cc del partido comunista
bulgaro, el secretario general del partido por el progreso y la unidad de
guinea, el secretario general del cc del partido del trabajo de bangladesh y
otros lideres de partido, partidos politicos y organizaciones de varios
paises, organizaciones internacionales y regionales asi como personalidades
de distintos sectores publicaron declaraciones o sostuvieron conferencias de
prensa y charlas. 
††† los amplios circulos sociales del mundo fueron unanimes en senalar que
los resonantes exitos del pueblo coreano logrados el ano pasado en la
construccion de potencia prospera se deben a la original politica de
priorizacion militar y las dinamicas actividades exteriores del dirigente
kim jong il. 
††† expresaron firme conviccion de que el pueblo coreano hara del presente
un ano de nuevo salto para la construccion de potencia prospera y lograra
sin falta la causa de la reunificacion del pais.

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reunion nacional de trabajadores de sector de agricultura
 ††† pyongyang, 31 de enero (atcc) -- tuvo lugar los dias 29 y 30 en esta
capital la reunion nacional de los trabajadores del sector de la
agricultura. en el acto estuvieron presentes el primer ministro hong song
nam, el secretario del comite central del partido del trabajo de corea kye
ung thae y otros cuadros dirigentes del partido y el estado.
††† la reunion hizo balance del estado de produccion agricola del ano pasado
y discutio las tareas y los metodos para aumentar trascendentalmente la
produccion agricola de este ano mediante la materializacion cabal de la
politica agricola del ptc.
††† escucho el informe del ministro de agricultura kim chang sik y las
intervenciones. 
††† se hizo constar que el ano pasado se mejoraron los metodos de cultivos
conforme a las condiciones reales y las caracteristicas zonales en el
principio de cultivar las plantas agricolas en el terreno y el tiempo
apropiados pese a las muy desfavorables condiciones naturales y climaticas,
se hicieron ingentes esfuerzos por aumentar el cultivo de doble cosecha y el
de patata y se echo la firme base material y tecnica para incrementar la
produccion cerealista incluyendo el arreglo de la tierra de la provincia de
hwanghae del sur. 
††† en la reunion se presento la tarea de todos los funcionarios y
trabajadores del sector agricola para producir un auge en la produccion
agricola al materializar cabalmente la orientacion revolucionaria del
partido en este ramo.

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