Marshal Kim Jong Un Speaks at Reception Given for Launchers of Satellite
The dear respected Marshal Kim Jong Un spoke at a reception given in honor of the scientists, technicians, workers and officials who contributed to the successful launching of an earth satellite.
He warmly congratulated them on their successful launching of the Kwangmyongsong 3-2, an application satellite, the first of its kind in Korea. He said the success meant a brilliant realization of leader Kim Jong Il's behest and a demonstration of the inexhaustible strength of the powerful Paektusan nation.
The successful launching of the satellite this time, declared the Marshal, is a biggest event in 5 000 year-long Korean history, a fruit born under the wise leadership of Kim Jong Il and our Party's policy of focusing on scientific and technological progress.
Saying it is our nation's happy event brought about by indefatigable efforts and heroic endeavors of those invited to this reception, Marshal Kim Jong Un continued:
From early days President Kim Il Sung mapped out a far-reaching plan for space conquest, coming along a road no one had ever been on before. Following Kim Il Sung's lofty intention, Kim Jong Il put forward a strategic line on developing a carrier-rocket and an earth satellite and laid a solid jumping board for a leaping advance of the country's space science and technology.
By their untiring search and efforts, scientists and technicians rounded off in a short time their work to improve the reliability and accuracy of the carrier-rocket and satellite and successfully launched the satellite in the severe cold of winter, avoiding the possible harmful effect the satellite launching might have on the neighboring countries; it was a dynamic demonstration of our space science and technology which has risen to an ultra modern high.
The satellite that our trust-worthy scientists, technicians and workers have launched this time is 100 percent home-produced, ranging from its design, manufacture, assembling, launching and post-launching observation. The launching of the satellite conducted on our nation's honor is a solemn declaration of our Republic's independent and legal right to peaceful use of the space and the comprehensive national strength of Songun Korea.
The satellite was launched on the historic day when the President had a test-firing of the first submachine gun of Korean make. On that very day this year you succeeded in satellite launching; you are true soldiers and disciples of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il and heroes of all heroes the whole country respect and admire, and as we have true patriots like you, our country is strong and the revolutionary cause of our Party wins one victory after another.
Marshal Kim Jong Un said it is our Party's unshakable resolution and will to win final victory in the revolution under the uplifted banner of Juche and make our country most powerful in the world and a paradise of the people, a country which the world looks up to.
He declared those present at the reception are the closest fighters-in-arms and nearest comrades, expressing his hope that they would lead the general march for the construction of a thriving nation.
He stressed that the scientists and technicians should engrave in their hearts the Party's idea and intention and by raising a hot wind to reach the peak of science in the conquest of space so as to make our country earn the fame of a big power admired by the world.
He set forth the task for developing many application satellites including communication satellites and powerful carrier-rockets by giving full play to the spirit and courage in which they launched the satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2.
Marshal Kim Jong Un also expressed his belief that the scientists and technicians, remaining true to the slogan "Keep your feet firmly planted on this land and look out over the world!", set their brains and professional abilities working to full capacity so that they will outstrip all others and display the country's honor and national wisdom all over the world.
Political News Team