Monday, March 31, 2014




UN "RESOLUTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS" AGAINST DPRK REJECTED:
FM Spokesman
Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA)
The spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Sunday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the adoption of the "resolution" against the DPRK at the UN Human Rights Council: The 25th meeting of the UN Human Rights Council released a "report" of the "Commission of  Inquiry" on the human rights situation in the DPRK and railroaded a "resolution" against it.
The DPRK has not recognized the CI grouping political swindlers, marionettes of the U.S. and the West, and totally opposes and rejects the above-said resolution, a product of the vicious hostile policy towards it.
Unable to bring down the DPRK by taking issue with it over its nuclear issue only, the U.S. and other hostile forces are making false facts in succession in a bid to intensify "human rights racket" against it to invent an excuse for interfering in its internal affairs and topple down its social system.
The U.S. and Japan, war criminal states and unethical criminal states with the history of aggression, plunder and murder against other countries and nations in the past, and EU are concealing their past history stained with blood, styling themselves "human rights judges" and resorting to political slander and attack on independent countries, steeped in inveterate repugnancy toward them.
If human rights are to be discussed sincerely, it is necessary to bring for discussion at international criminal court and punish, first of all, the U.S. aggression of sovereign states including Iraq and Afghanistan, genocide, Japan's past heinous crimes against humanity and misanthropy, racial discrimination, chauvinism and new Nazism rampant in EU countries.
Human rights precisely mean national sovereignty. If politicization of human rights, selectivity and double standards pursued by the U.S. which has no qualification to say about genuine human rights and forces following it are connived at, acts of calling into question specific countries, prompted by political motive, will be more rampant day by day.
The DPRK will firmly defend the idea and socialist system chosen by it and continue sincerely discharging its duty in the field of international human rights.

DPRK FM BLASTS UN FOR TAKING ISSUE WITH DPRK OVER ITS JUSTIFIABLE ROCKET LAUNCHING DRILLS
Pyongyang, March 30 (KCNA)
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The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Sunday issued the following statement blasting the United Nations for its illegal action of taking issue with the justifiable rocket launching drills conducted by the Korean People's Army (KPA):
The sincere efforts of the DPRK to prevent a new war and ensure peace and security on the Korean peninsula are facing a grave challenge of the hostile forces.
The UN Security Council at a closed - door consultative meeting held on Mar. 28 at the urgent request of the U.S. committed an illegal provocative act of "denouncing" the DPRK's justifiable rocket launching drills for no reason. The drills were self-defensive military drills of the KPA to cope with the grave situation created by the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK which has been pursued for the past several decades and the evermore intensified exercises for a nuclear war.
The climate for detente is being created on the Korean peninsula thanks to the proactive and peace-loving sincere efforts of the DPRK this year. Nevertheless, the U.S. kicked off the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises with south Korean puppet forces with huge aggression forces and destructive weapons involved. With their scale and danger increased, the largest-ever forces since 1993 are involved in the Ssangyong drill which started on Mar. 27. The U.S. dared declare that its main objective is to "occupy Pyongyang."
It is quite natural for the KPA to make full preparations to cope with the prevailing grave situation as its mission is to protect the security of the country and its people and defend peace. However, the UN Security Council, shutting its eyes to the U.S. madcap nuclear war exercises, "denounced" the KPA's self-defensive rocket launching drills to cope with them as a "violation of resolutions" and "threat to international peace and security" and is set to take an "appropriate step". It is absolutely intolerable.
As far as UNSC's "resolutions" which it claimed were "violated" by the DPRK are concerned, they are full of brigandish paragraphs to wantonly encroach on the sovereignty of the DPRK and the security of the nation and deprive it of its right to launch satellites for peaceful purposes as they are a product of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
The DPRK, therefore, categorically rejected them as soon as they were adopted and there is no ground whatsoever for the DPRK to be bound to them. If something is measured by a wrong ruler, a wrong result is bound to be produced. That is why there is such absurdity that the DPRK's efforts to defend the security of the country and the nation are labeled a "provocation" and the U.S. moves for igniting a nuclear war are described as ones for "defending peace".
If the UNSC persistently tries to deny the exercise of the DPRK's just right by partially citing the unreasonable "resolutions" according to the U.S. scenario, it will end up escalating tensions and sparking conflict only, far from contributing to keeping peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
The farce staged by the U.S. to "denounce" the DPRK's rocket launching drills for no reason after bringing them up for discussion at the UNSC is aimed to divert the blame for escalating tensions to the DPRK and hype the DPRK's "threat" to have a justification for arms buildup pursuant to its pivot to Asia-Pacific strategy.
As the U.S. persists in its moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK by abusing the UNSC, prompted by its strategic interests, the DPRK has the right to defend itself and is fully ready to do so. Now that the U.S. is staging ceaseless nuclear war exercises by mobilizing all type nuclear strike means aimed at "occupying Pyongyang," etc. while describing the exercises as "annual ones", the KPA's drills to cope with them will involve various forms of exercises in which more diversified nuclear deterrence will be used for hitting various medium-and long-range targets with a variety of striking power.
The DPRK is fully ready for next-stage steps which the enemy can hardly imagine in case the U.S. considers them as a "provocation" again. It would not rule out a new form of nuclear test for bolstering up its nuclear deterrence. The U.S. had better ponder over this and stop acting rashly. If a catastrophic development which no one wants occurs on the peninsula, the U.S. will be wholly responsible for it

 
JAPANESE AUTHORITIES WARNED OF THEIR MOVES TO SEIZE KOREAN HALL OF CHONGRYON


Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- The Committee for Aiding Overseas Compatriots of Korea made public a statement on Friday denouncing the Japanese authorities for their extremely dangerous moves to stifle the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and Koreans in Japan.
On March 24 the Japanese authorities took such fascist action as instigating the Tokyo District Court to make an illegal decision to allow the sale of the land and building of the Korean Hall of Chongryon.
This is a wanton violation of the dignity and existence right of Chongryon and Koreans in Japan and a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of the DPRK, the statement said, adding:
The Japanese authorities are feigning ignorance of the fact, noting that the decision was made by a "judiciary organ" in a bid to evade the blame for seizing the Korean hall. But this is no more than an excuse to cover up their sinister criminal purpose.
It is their sinister political scenario to deprive the Central Standing Committee of Chongryon of the base of its activities and thus weaken the authority of Chongryon, a model of Juche-based overseas Koreans' movement, and dampen the elated patriotic enthusiasm of Koreans so as to stamp out the movement of Koreans in Japan.
The statement went on:
Now that the Japanese authorities deliberately touched off distrust at a time when confidence-building is required for improving the DPRK-Japan relations more urgently than ever before the DPRK is compelled to take corresponding measures.
If the Japanese authorities persist in their moves to seize the Korean Hall despite the warning of the DPRK, they will be wholly responsible for the consequences to be entailed by them.
ILLEGAL DECISION OF TOKYO DISTRICT COURT SLAMMED


Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- The Tokyo District Court made a decision to allow the sale of the land and building of the Korean Hall of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) under the backstage wire-pulling of the Japanese authorities. The spokesman for the Democratic Lawyers Association of Korea Saturday released a statement disclosing the illegality of the decision.
The statement says:
The illegality of the decision finds its vivid manifestation in that the court selected a disqualified company as a successful bidder by fraud and swindle.
The Tokyo District Court had delayed the announcement of the results of auction of the Korean Hall of Chongryon, which was made in October of 2013. On March 20, it reopened the tenders for it for no reason all of a sudden and made the decision to allow the sale to the Marunaka Holdings Co. Ltd., Japan.
As far as the above-said company is concerned, it had already been disqualified as it underbid others in October last year and took back bid bond from the court.
In particular, it is a precedent of the Japanese courts that in case the relevant court returned the bid bond to a disqualified company it would not make a decision to allow the sale to it.
Therefore, it was a crude violation of the law in every aspect that the court chose the above-said company as a successful bidder.
The illegality of the decision of the Tokyo District Court is also evidenced by the double-dealing attitude of the Resolution and Collection Corporation, a creditor.
When the issue of the Korean Hall presented itself, the Corporation made a hostile and discriminating demand that Chongryon should repay a total amount plus interest though it has settled issues with other debtors in a friendly manner.
But the Corporation kept mum about the decision of the Tokyo District Court to sell the Korean Hall at a price less than half the actual one.
The Japanese authorities has long regarded the Korean Hall of Chongryon on which the flag of the DPRK is fluttering as a thorn in their flesh and run the whole gamut of plots to seize it.
That was why the Tokyo District Court staged an unprecedented farce in disregard of the Japanese law, precedents of the courts and practices of the basic procedures for tenders
The Democratic Lawyers Association of Korea categorically rejects the decision of the Tokyo District Court and declares internally and externally that the illegal decision is invalid, the statement says.
The Japanese authorities had better halt their moves to seize the Korean Hall, though belatedly, if it thinks of its face as a "law-governed state" even a bit and has real intention to improve the relations with the DPRK, the statement concludes.
SPOKESMAN FOR N. SIDE'S DELEGATION TO N-S HIGH-LEVEL CONTACT BLASTS S. KOREA'S SCATTERING OF ANTI-DPRK LEAFLETS


Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- The north-south relations have been driven into a catastrophic phase again due to the south Korean authorities' frantic scattering of anti-DPRK leaflets. The spokesman for the north side's delegation to the north-south high-level contact issued a statement revealing its gravity on Friday.
It says:
The south Korean authorities headed by Park Geun Hye dared take issue with the nuclear issue of their fellow countrymen outside Korea. Inside south Korea they are busy openly encouraging the operation to scatter leaflets against fellow countrymen and smear campaign against them.
The ceaseless leaflet scattering operation in south Korea is an open breach of the valuable agreement reached between the north and the south and the most serious act of treachery that can never be pardoned.
The north and the south reached a historic agreement at the high-level contact on February 14 in which they solemnly stated to the nation that they would refrain from slandering each other.
But the situation is quite contrary to our expectation.
It is because the pledge which south Korea made upon authorization of Park Geun Hye turned out to be a smokescreen to cover up the leaflet scattering operation that was carried out at the connivance of the authorities and the smear campaign against the north that has gone beyond the tolerance limit.
We cannot but query is it Park's style negotiating tactics to produce a honeyed agreement in a bid to attain her goal and is it her special skill for "confidence-building" as she is unhesitatingly reneging on the agreement under such absurd pretexts as "nature of social system" and "freedom of speech".
The leaflet scattering operation and smear campaign against the DPRK going beyond the tolerance limit are undisguised acts of declaring a war against the DPRK.
Park named the leaflet scattering against the DPRK a "balloon operation" and is making sure that a military posture is taken to cope with the possible counterattack of the DPRK.
In the long run, this tells that she is aware that a leaflet scattering operation conducted under the signboard of "balloon operation" is a dangerous source of a military retaliation.
We have long regarded the leaflet scattering by the south side as a declaration of a war and papers for sentencing death to human scum who orchestrated the leaflet scattering operations.
Does she really want to see such leaflets becoming a source of war for reducing the base of provocations to ashes?
She should bear in mind that now is the time to make a choice herself.
The more desperately Park is hurling betesnoires and conservative media into the smear campaign against fellow countrymen, the deeper she will find herself in an inescapable quagmire.
Those who go frantic with the anti-DPRK leaflet scattering and smear campaign against compatriots going against the trend of the times can never be called human beings with normal way of thinking and fair media persons.
All of them are without exception betesnoires disqualified to be members of the nation and top class criminals who will not be able to live in the peaceful and stable reunified country.
The more zealously Pak harbors betesnoires, the worse smell she will feel. In the long run, she will earn the ill fame of being an owner of huge dumping ground.
Ethics and morality are more important than politics.
A politician should be more human than any others and pursue justice and truth.
Otherwise she will consider the presidential chair as a commanding tower for smear campaign and make no scruple of throwing the nation into an abyss of misfortune by misusing it.
If the south Korean authorities are to have an elementary face to appear before the DPRK side, they should properly implement the north-south agreement, to begin with.
All compatriots are closely watching the moves of the south Korean authorities.



DPRK FM BLASTS UN FOR TAKING ISSUE WITH DPRK OVER ITS JUSTIFIABLE ROCKET LAUNCHING DRILLS
Pyongyang, March 30 (KCNA)
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The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Sunday issued the following statement blasting the United Nations for its illegal action of taking issue with the justifiable rocket launching drills conducted by the Korean People's Army (KPA):
The sincere efforts of the DPRK to prevent a new war and ensure peace and security on the Korean peninsula are facing a grave challenge of the hostile forces.
The UN Security Council at a closed - door consultative meeting held on Mar. 28 at the urgent request of the U.S. committed an illegal provocative act of "denouncing" the DPRK's justifiable rocket launching drills for no reason. The drills were self-defensive military drills of the KPA to cope with the grave situation created by the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK which has been pursued for the past several decades and the evermore intensified exercises for a nuclear war.
The climate for detente is being created on the Korean peninsula thanks to the proactive and peace-loving sincere efforts of the DPRK this year. Nevertheless, the U.S. kicked off the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises with south Korean puppet forces with huge aggression forces and destructive weapons involved. With their scale and danger increased, the largest-ever forces since 1993 are involved in the Ssangyong drill which started on Mar. 27. The U.S. dared declare that its main objective is to "occupy Pyongyang."
It is quite natural for the KPA to make full preparations to cope with the prevailing grave situation as its mission is to protect the security of the country and its people and defend peace. However, the UN Security Council, shutting its eyes to the U.S. madcap nuclear war exercises, "denounced" the KPA's self-defensive rocket launching drills to cope with them as a "violation of resolutions" and "threat to international peace and security" and is set to take an "appropriate step". It is absolutely intolerable.
As far as UNSC's "resolutions" which it claimed were "violated" by the DPRK are concerned, they are full of brigandish paragraphs to wantonly encroach on the sovereignty of the DPRK and the security of the nation and deprive it of its right to launch satellites for peaceful purposes as they are a product of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
The DPRK, therefore, categorically rejected them as soon as they were adopted and there is no ground whatsoever for the DPRK to be bound to them. If something is measured by a wrong ruler, a wrong result is bound to be produced. That is why there is such absurdity that the DPRK's efforts to defend the security of the country and the nation are labeled a "provocation" and the U.S. moves for igniting a nuclear war are described as ones for "defending peace".
If the UNSC persistently tries to deny the exercise of the DPRK's just right by partially citing the unreasonable "resolutions" according to the U.S. scenario, it will end up escalating tensions and sparking conflict only, far from contributing to keeping peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
The farce staged by the U.S. to "denounce" the DPRK's rocket launching drills for no reason after bringing them up for discussion at the UNSC is aimed to divert the blame for escalating tensions to the DPRK and hype the DPRK's "threat" to have a justification for arms buildup pursuant to its pivot to Asia-Pacific strategy.
As the U.S. persists in its moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK by abusing the UNSC, prompted by its strategic interests, the DPRK has the right to defend itself and is fully ready to do so. Now that the U.S. is staging ceaseless nuclear war exercises by mobilizing all type nuclear strike means aimed at "occupying Pyongyang," etc. while describing the exercises as "annual ones", the KPA's drills to cope with them will involve various forms of exercises in which more diversified nuclear deterrence will be used for hitting various medium-and long-range targets with a variety of striking power.
The DPRK is fully ready for next-stage steps which the enemy can hardly imagine in case the U.S. considers them as a "provocation" again. It would not rule out a new form of nuclear test for bolstering up its nuclear deterrence. The U.S. had better ponder over this and stop acting rashly. If a catastrophic development which no one wants occurs on the peninsula, the U.S. will be wholly responsible for it.



UN "RESOLUTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS" AGAINST DPRK REJECTED:
FM Spokesman
Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA)
The spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Sunday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the adoption of the "resolution" against the DPRK at the UN Human Rights Council: The 25th meeting of the UN Human Rights Council released a "report" of the "Commission of  Inquiry" on the human rights situation in the DPRK and railroaded a "resolution" against it.
The DPRK has not recognized the CI grouping political swindlers, marionettes of the U.S. and the West, and totally opposes and rejects the above-said resolution, a product of the vicious hostile policy towards it.
Unable to bring down the DPRK by taking issue with it over its nuclear issue only, the U.S. and other hostile forces are making false facts in succession in a bid to intensify "human rights racket" against it to invent an excuse for interfering in its internal affairs and topple down its social system.
The U.S. and Japan, war criminal states and unethical criminal states with the history of aggression, plunder and murder against other countries and nations in the past, and EU are concealing their past history stained with blood, styling themselves "human rights judges" and resorting to political slander and attack on independent countries, steeped in inveterate repugnancy toward them.
If human rights are to be discussed sincerely, it is necessary to bring for discussion at international criminal court and punish, first of all, the U.S. aggression of sovereign states including Iraq and Afghanistan, genocide, Japan's past heinous crimes against humanity and misanthropy, racial discrimination, chauvinism and new Nazism rampant in EU countries.
Human rights precisely mean national sovereignty. If politicization of human rights, selectivity and double standards pursued by the U.S. which has no qualification to say about genuine human rights and forces following it are connived at, acts of calling into question specific countries, prompted by political motive, will be more rampant day by day.
The DPRK will firmly defend the idea and socialist system chosen by it and continue sincerely discharging its duty in the field of international human rights.

Sunday, March 30, 2014


CPRK DENOUNCES PARK GEUN HYE'S PROVOCATIVE REMARKS OVER NUCLEAR ISSUE
Pyongyang, March 27 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) Wednesday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA blasting Park Geun Hye of south Korea for making provocative remarks for no reason over the DPRK's nuclear issue at the 3rd "nuclear security summit" held in Netherlands:
Recently Park let loose a string of very reckless remarks against the DPRK, groundlessly accusing it over its nuclear issue at the summit.
Though she is a faithful servant and stooge of the U.S., she should have properly wagged her tongue on the basis of hard facts or elementary common sense.
Had she had the idea of uttering even a proper word at the summit, she should have chided the U.S., among others, for being the first to produce nuclear weapons, proliferating them, bringing horrible nuclear disasters to humankind and stockpiling more nukes than any other countries in the world to pose constant nuclear threat still now.
As far as the instability of nuclear facilities is concerned, she should have mentioned, first of all, nuclear power plants in south Korea which had to stop operations due to troubles many times in a year and sparked rows over the leakage of contaminated nuclear substance and horrible disasters at nuclear power plants in Japan and the U.S.
Funny enough, Park, a U.S. nuclear war servant, talked about a "world without nuclear weapons", parroting what her master uttered. But great irony was that she asserted the building of such world should start from the "north's dismantlement" of its nukes. This either betrayed the lack of her knowledge about where to start or where to end or revealed that she had the same ulterior motive as the U.S.'s.
This time Park took issue even with the DPRK's line of developing the two fronts simultaneously, groundlessly finding fault with its nukes. By doing so, she crudely violated the agreement made at the north-south high-level contact on halting the smear campaign.
Does she have the face to talk about "confidence" and "sincerity"?
The north-south agreement is neither an "election commitment" on which the south Korean rulers are apt to renege anytime nor an empty promise which the philistines used to fail to keep.
If Park truly wants to improve the inter-Korean relations, she should be careful about what she says, and have discretion and reason to get a habit of refraining from making reckless remarks.
She made a serious blunder.
Explicitly speaking about the nuclear issue, there may be the denuclearization of the whole Korean peninsula but no "north's unilateral denuclearization" under any circumstances. She had better not have even a dream about it.
The "world without nuclear weapons" is, of course, a good thing but she should cogitate again about what should be its starting point and have the courage to say what she would like to talk to her American master who produced nuclear weapons first and poses the biggest nuclear threat to the world.
Only then is it possible to find a right way of solving the nuclear issue.
We will keep a watch on Park's undesirable behavior.

DPRK WILL BOLSTER UP WAR DETERRENT: SPOKESMAN
Pyongyang, March 28 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on Friday blasting the U.S. for disclosing its attempt to intensify military provocations disturbing peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in its vicinity:
The U.S. president at a recent summit of the U.S., Japan and south Korea held in Hague openly justified the on-going joint military exercises, disclosing his provocative intention to further intensify them.
The danger of a war on the Korean peninsula is increasing obviously due to the U.S. massive introduction of aggression forces and destructive weapons and its ceaseless madcap maneuvers for a nuclear war.
It is a vicious strategic scenario of the U.S. to bar detente on the Korean peninsula created thanks to our sincere efforts and prevent the inter-Korean relations from being mended through such military provocations in a bid to deliberately escalate tensions and invent a pretext for arms buildup in the Asia-Pacific region.
The joint military exercises for aggression staged by the U.S. in south Korea and in its vicinity with nuclear war hardware involved several times every year are, indeed, the most vivid expression of its hostile policy toward the DPRK.
Facts go to prove that a series of commitments made by the U.S. that it has no hostile intent toward the DPRK are a sheer lie.
The U.S. had better fulfill its commitments, not taking issue with others for no reason.
The U.S. is describing its joint military exercises aimed at "occupying Pyongyang" in other country as "defensive" and "regular ones" while terming regular drills of the DPRK army in its land "provocations". This is not workable on anyone.
The U.S. insistence on such logic would only compel the DPRK to develop all its steps for bolstering up its war deterrent and demonstrating it into more annual and regular processes.
KIM JONG UN ENJOYS PERFORMANCE GIVEN BY MORANBONG BAND
Pyongyang, March 23 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, together with Ri Sol Ju, watched the performance given by the Moranbong Band at April 25 House of Culture on Mar. 22.
Put on the stage were diverse numbers such as female chorus "The People's Joy", female duet and pangchang "Our Father", female solo and pangchang "A Song of a Rich Haul of Fish", light music "Footsteps of a Soldier".
The performers sang high praises of the exploits Kim Jong Un has performed by leading the showdown with the U.S. to victory and thereby protecting the destiny of the country and nation.
They powerfully demonstrated that no force on earth will stop our army and people from advancing as there is the invincible revolutionary Paektusan army and the might of the harmonious whole of all service personnel and the people.
The performance was highly acclaimed by the audience.
As the performance was over, he warmly waved back to the enthusiastic cheers of the audience.
Among the audience were ChoeRyongHae, Jang Jong Nam, Pyon In Son, So Hong Chan, Kim Su Gil, Kim Yong Chol, Jo KyongChol, RiPyongChol, Kim Ki Nam, Pak To Chun, Kim PhyongHae, Han Kwang Sang, Kim Kyong Ok, Ri Jae Il, Kim Pyong Ho, Kim Yo Jong, and service personnel of the KPA.
KIM JONG UN PROVIDES FIELD GUIDANCE TO RYUGYONG DENTAL HOSPITAL, OKRYU CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea, first chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, provided field guidance to Ryugyong Dental Hospital and Okryu Children's Hospital.
Kim Jong Un looked round various places of Ryugyong Dental Hospital to acquaint himself in detail with the medical services and its management and operation,
He asked the sick persons and their families at the waiting room and those under treatment what they were suffering from. He told doctors to treat them well.
He said he could notice brisk medical treatment at the hospital as it had a lot of visitors. He said with joy that it was a good job to have built the hospital.
After being told that the hospital was very popular among people though it was not long since it has been opened to visitors, he said that the WPK built the hospital not to introduce the dental hospital at the world level but to let the people live in luxury and comfort under socialism in good health.
After learning in detail about the issues arising in consolidating the material and technological foundation of the hospital and in treating sick persons, he said that the Party would make sure that all issues would be settled.
He underlined the need for the medical workers to steadily improve the level of their technical skills and take good care of the medical equipment like the apples of their eyes.
He also visited Okryu Children's Hospital to learn in detail from its officials if there is any problem in managing and operating the hospital and healthcare.
Saying that the hospital had been built to let the children grow up in good health, he solved the issues arising in the management and operation of the hospital then and there.
He expressed expectation and belief that the medical workers at those hospitals would take the lead in giving full play to the validity and vitality of the party's policy on public health and the socialist healthcare system.
He was accompanied by ChoeThae Bok, secretary of the C.C., the WPK, Han Kwang Sang, and department director of the C.C., the WPK, and Hwang Pyong So and Ri Jae Il, first vice-department directors of the C.C., the WPK.
FATHER OF THE PEOPLE
President Kim Il Sung (1912-1994), founding father of socialist Korea, was revered by his people as the benevolent father.
He was not only the leader of a country but also the great father who shouldered the destiny and life of its people.
He said in his lifetime in the following vein: It is my primary duty to take good care of the people. I am told to have a good rest, but I can’t. To serve the people is very difficult, but the happiest thing because I find pride and pleasure in doing it.
On his visit to a factory he looked round a mess hall in the workers’ dormitory before grasping its state of production. When he visited a farm village, he even opened the rice chests and kitchen cupboards in farmers’ houses to get familiar with their livelihoods.
Thanks to his warm love for the people, universal free medical care and education systems have already been enforced in this country for scores of years and the improvement of the people’s living standards is regarded as the supreme principle of the ruling party and the state in their activities.
President Kim Il Sung was always on field guidance tours to provide his people with happy life.
He did not mind whether the weather was bad, the road was rough and the place to be visited was in a bad condition. His only concern was geared to making the people better off.
It happened when he was on his way to a place at the northern tip of the country. His car was slowly making its way on a muddy road the surface of which slightly melted, until it suddenly got stuck in the mud. He got off the car to push it with his entourage. Though his face and clothes were all spattered with mud from the wheels, he did not mind it, but pushed the car forward. His image of that day is still etched in the memory of the Korean people.
Indeed, everywhere in the country, from a remote mountain village to a far-flung islet on the sea, is associated with the President’s leadership and affections.
He always regarded the people as his dear sons and daughters, and for their happiness he continued to work foregoing meals or sleep, on Sundays and holidays, and even his birthday.
One day an official earnestly asked him not to examine the documents at meals. The President, however, went on with his work, saying that he should win time to do a lot of things for the national prosperity and people’s well-being.
Even in the last days of his life in 1994 he walked along the rough field paths in several cooperative farms and dedicated his all to improving the people’s living standards.
The most impressive images of the President as the father of the people are those among the children.
Bearing an absolute outlook on posterity that the children should be regarded as the kings of the country and spared nothing for them, he felt the happiest among the children.
He took measures to provide the children, pupils and students throughout the country with complete sets of clothes, caps, ribbons, socks and shoes. Then one year he visited a local secondary school to see the students in new clothes. Saying repeatedly that it was the first time throughout his life to be so happy and pleased like this, he spent a whole day taking pictures of the schoolchildren.
This is why the children of the DPRK called him father and followed him.
In the early years in the 1970s Japanese famous journalist Takagi Takeo visited the DPRK and was invited to a schoolchildren’s New Year performance. There he was honoured to meet the President, who was sharing joy with the children. Then he commented in the Yomiuri Shimbun: There is no country in the world but the DPRK in which the children all over the country call their state leader the father and the DPRK is the kingdom of children, which mirrors the state policy.
After meeting with the President, Dr. Angel Castro, chairman of the Peruvian National Liberation Front, wrote in his reminiscences, “On my first visit to the DPRK I could not fully understand why its people called their leader the father. But now I myself don’t hesitate to call him the fatherly leader in praise of him. I can’t address him the other way, however hard I think again and again.”
The benevolent image of President Kim Il Sung, father of the people, will always be kept in the minds of the progressive people.