Pyongyang, October 29 (KCNA) -- There was soccer finals between April 25 and Sonbong sports teams at the 12th People's Sports Contest of the DPRK at Kim Il Sung Stadium Monday.
The dear respected Kim Jong Un watched the match together with his wife Ri Sol Ju.
Among the spectators were Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Kyong Hui, Jang Song Thaek, Kim Yang Gon, Kim Phyong Hae, Ju Kyu Chang, Mun Kyong Dok, officials of party and armed forces organs, ministries and national institutions and in the field of sports, sports persons, sports fans and people from all walks of life in Pyongyang
The April 25 team defeated the Ri Myong Su team 2:1 while the Sonbong team trounced the Maebong team 1:0 in the semi-finals before advancing into the finals. Both teams played an excellent match.
The April 25 team scored two goals in the first half.
The Sonbong team went over to a hot attack in the second half, scoring a goal.
The match ended 2:1 in favor of the April 25 team.
Kim Jong Un congratulated the players on their successful game, expressing great satisfaction over their high technique.
During a break, he met sports persons and coaches who exalted the honor of the country by proving successful at the 30th Olympic Games and heard with satisfaction their pledge to bag more gold medals at future international games. He had a photo taken with them.
At the end of the football match he called footballers and coaches of the two teams and referees and shook their hands one by one. He praised them for playing the match very well and expressed expectation that they would take the lead in building a sports power. He made sure that a prize-awarding ceremony was held with splendor.
Underscoring the need to round off sports technique, tactical system and training methods of Korean style to put the scientific level of sports on a higher stage, he set forth highly important tasks which would serve as a guiding principle for rapidly developing the nation's sports.
Calling for raising public awareness of sports and boosting state assistance, he urged the officials, in particular, to pay deep attention to sports and render substantial help in this field.
Sports play a role which nothing can substitute for in exalting the country's dignity and infusing national pride and self-esteem into the people, he noted, underlining the need to give rise to a hot sports wind throughout the country and thus demonstrate the honor of Juche Korea with spectacular successes in matches.
Pyongyang, October 27 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the National Peace Committee of Korea (NPCK) Friday issued the following statement:
Large-scale madcap war exercises "Hoguk" kicked off by the south Korean puppet forces together with U.S. forces against the DPRK are now going on across south Korea.
Involved in the saber-rattling to be staged from Oct. 25 to Nov. 2 are all regular and civilian forces including the three services of the south Korean army, marine corps, police and reserve forces. They number at least 240 000, over 100 000 more than those involved last year. The on-going military maneuvers involving even U.S. imperialist aggression forces in south Korea are now being staged under the simulated conditions of an actual war according to the carefully worked out operational scenario for invading the north. They include drills for sudden armed invasion such as landing and air strike at regions of the DPRK.
All parts of south Korea are now disturbed with madcap three dimensional war drills in the sky and on the ground and in seas.
The U.S. and south Korean militaries held an annual security consultative meeting in Washington on Oct. 24 at which they adopted a joint statement calling for rounding off the plans for preemptive attack on the DPRK through various forms of joint military exercises, talking about the "threat" from it.
The evermore tightened military tie-up between the U.S. and south Korea and their escalating moves for a war have created such a grave situation on the peninsula that even a small clash may spark off an all-out war in a moment.
Their large-scale war exercises for a war against the DPRK are an unpardonable challenge to all Koreans and the international community desirous of peace and stability on the peninsula and a deliberate military provocation to ignite a new war.
The on-going saber-rattling is fraught with ever greater danger as it is under way on an unprecedentedly large scale at a time when the inter-Korean relations have been pushed to the lowest ebb due to the south Korean puppet group's anti-DPRK confrontation hysteria.
Before kicking off the current war drills, traitor Lee Myung Bak ridiculously toured Yonphyong Island to stoke extreme hostility and war fever while warmongers of the south Korean military vied with each to inspect forefront units to kick up war hysteria.
A few days ago they openly attempted to carry out the operations for scattering leaflets malignantly defaming the social system in the north with despicable human scum involved.
This clearly indicates that they are escalating their reckless provocations against the DPRK under a deliberate plan, backed by the U.S.
The prevailing situation goes to prove that it is impossible to ensure peace on this land and security in Northeast Asia if the Lee Myung Bak group's desperate moves to escalate the confrontation with fellow countrymen and the reckless war moves are left unchecked.
Steadfast is the stand of the DPRK to protect peace on the peninsula and security of the region.
Should the south Korean group of traitors ignite a war to the last in conspiracy with the U.S., the DPRK will wipe out the aggressors to the last one through all-out retaliation and merciless counterattack.
All the service personnel and people of the DPRK will wage a do-or-die battle against the aggressors to exalt the dignity of the powerful Paektusan nation and thus put an end to the tragedy of national split that has lasted for several decades and build a rich and prosperous reunified thriving nation on this land.
The NPCK expresses expectation that all Koreans and peace-loving people of the world will positively turn out in the just struggle to frustrate the reckless war moves of the U.S. and Lee Myung Bak group and protect peace on the peninsula. -0-
Pyongyang, October 29 (KCNA) -- The statues of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were erected at Kim Il Sung Military University on the occasion of its 60th birthday.
The erection of the statues of the illustrious commanders at the university marks a great event reflecting the steadfast will of all the service personnel of the Korean People's Army (KPA) to glorify the immortal Songun revolutionary exploits performed by the Generalissimos for all ages.
A ceremony of unveiling the statues was held with splendor on Monday.
Attending the ceremony was Marshal Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK and supreme commander of the KPA.
Present there were Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Jong Gak, Jang Song Thaek, Kim Yong Chun, Ri Yong Mu, Hyon Chol Hae and O Kuk Ryol, officials of the party and armed forces, teachers and cadets of the university, graduates, officials of military schools at all levels, servicepersons of the KPA, military families, and officials and employees of those units which contributed to the erection of the statues.
Present there on invitation were diplomatic envoys of different countries, representatives of international organizations and military attaches here.
Those who unveiled the statues were senior party and state officials Choe Ryong Hae, Hyon Yong Chol, Kim Jong Gak, Jang Song Thaek and Kim Yong Chun and Ryo Chun Sok, president of the university.
The moment the statues were unveiled, the statues of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il shed bright rays.
Laid before the statues was a floral basket in the name of Marshal Kim Jong Un.
Seen before the statues was a floral basket in the joint name of the WPK Central Committee, the WPK Central Military Commission and the DPRK National Defence Commission and a floral basket in the name of the university.
Laid before the statues were floral baskets in the names of the KPA General Staff, the KPA General Political Bureau, the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces, different units of the KPA, military schools, units associated with the leadership exploits of the brilliant commanders of Mt. Paektu and faculties of the university.
All the participants paid tribute to the Generalissimos in reverence for them.
Kim Jong Un in his speech said that Kim Il Sung Military University is the university of Generalissimos Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il both in name and reality as it was built and developed under their energetic leadership and warm care, reviewing with pride the history covered by the university for six decades.
The university has grown to be the nation's highest seat for military education and prestigious, world-level university which has a long history and opened a heyday of its development, he said, adding that it is entirely attributable to the wise leadership of the Generalissimos.
He set forth the university's mission, duty and tasks.
There took place a march-past of guards of honor of the ground, naval, air and anti-air forces of the KPA, and worker-peasant red guards.
Kim Jong Un saluted back to the marchers passing by the tribune of honor in fine array.
The Korean People's Army Military Band and the Female Brass Band of the Korean People's Internal Security Forces vividly represented militant might and appearance of the elite army through the well-organized change of formation and lively and peculiar rhythms while sounding solemn and revolutionary military music.
At the end of the ceremony the cheers of "Hurrah!" resounded.
Kim Jong Un warmly waved back to the enthusiastic cheers of all the participants.
He exchanged greetings with diplomatic envoys of different countries, representatives of international organizations and military attaches here, invitees to the ceremony. -0-