Pyongyang, December 31 (KCNA) — The New York Times December 16 dedicated one whole page to a special writeup under the title “Kim Jong Il Emerges As Lodestar For Sailing the 21st Century” with a large color picture of General Kim Jong Il.
The paper said:
Kim Jong Il, leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, has been elected General Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea by the unanimous will and desire of the Korean people. The North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is a man of great leadership, remarkable wisdom and noble virtues. He is always with the popular masses sharing the ups and downs of life with them.
Kim Jong Il, a new leader of the 21st century, will surely break fresh ground in the political, economic, military and diplomatic fields of Korea, succeeding excellently to the cause of the late President Kim Il Sung.
Under the sub-headline “General Secretary Kim Jong Il’s remarks on his policies” the paper reported about his credo.
It quoted him as saying:
“In the future we must reunify the country on the basis of the three charters for the country’s reunification, no matter how the situation and circumstance may change.”
“We have no intention to regard the United States as our eternal sworn enemy= we hope to normalize the Korea-US relationship. The korea-U.S. relations will be developed in the interests of the people of the two countries, if the United States rids itself of the outdated idea of the Cold-War age, desists from approaching the Korean question with power politics and facilitates the peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula.”
The paper introduced the content of the three charters of national reunification.
It also carried the chronology of General Kim Jong Il.
“General Secretary Kim Jong Il has presented many works concerning political, economic, military and cultural affairs,” the paper said, introducing the titles of his major works.
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