[...]Ayatollah Khamenei said that the heart-driven faith and affectionate bond of the people with the Islamic System has been motivating them to take part in different fields, urging the authorities to believe and cherish the profound public confidence in the system and make their best to preserve and enhance the invaluable and rare phenomenon. [...]
Korean News: "Frontrunners in Building Rich and Powerful Nation":
Many people are taking the lead in the revolutionary advance for building a great, prosperous and powerful socialist nation.
Wonderful successes are being achieved in all the sectors of the national economy thanks to the heroic efforts bent by the frontrunners with an ardent love for their motherland and strong will to turn the country into an earthly paradise good to live in.
Among the frontrunners are heroine Pak Ok Hui, chairwoman of a co-op farm management board in Janggang County, who initiated two or three crops a year in the northern part of the country, Ryom In Yun, manager of a mine which has overfulfiled its mineral production plan every year and built dwelling houses for thousands of families and public and production buildings by itself to convert the mine area into a "mining town" and the members of youth shock brigade of Thaechon who successfully constructed a large-sized hydro-power station, defying all difficulties and bottlenecks. They are all servants faithful to the people who have devoted themselves for the country and the nation.
Busy as he was with field guidance, Kim Jong Il acquainted himself with their labor feats and highly appreciated them, saying that they were persons like hero and jewel.
They had the honor of addressing the Meeting of Frontrunners of the Songun Revolution amid the ovation of the entire people.
The Korean people always remember the devoted efforts of the frontrunners associated with the standardized fields, Kaechon-Lake Thaesong Waterway, Paekma-Cholsan Waterway, salterns on the east coast, Youth Hero Motorway, power stations built in different parts of the country and newly arranged famous mountains and recreation grounds and are trying to follow their spirit and way of work.
IRNA: "Defense Minister: We are at zenith of dignity, pride, glory":
Minister of Defense and Armed Forces' Logistics General Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar said here Thursday that the country's scientific breakthrough has brought dignity, pride and glory to the nation.
"Before the Islamic Revolution, our military forces were totally dependent but they are now very independent at land, air and sea," he underlined.
"We have attained significant achievements in missile, fighter planes, short-, medium- and long-range missiles, anti-aircraft artillery, helicopters, drones, warship, artillery, tanks, armored vehicles and a lot more," he pointed out.
These progress were in line with the country's political, social, economic and cultural development, he said.