The following are the highlights of a message sent by the leaders of the CPGB-ML to Comrade Kim Jong Il on 5 April to congratulate the Democratic People’s Republic on its successful launch of an experimental communications satellite:
On behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist), all members and supporters of the party, as well as in our own names, we send you our warmest congratulations and best wishes on your country’s successful launch of an experimental communications satellite.
This outstanding scientific and technological feat realised by your revolutionary workers, intellectuals and army personnel, under the leadership of the party, has again demonstrated that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is an advanced country in science and technology. It underlines once again the superiority of the socialist system and is a genuine milestone on the road to building a great, prosperous and powerful socialist nation before the 100th birth anniversary of the great leader Comrade Kim Il Sung in 2012.
No amount of clamour, of threats or pressure, from imperialists and other reactionary forces can obscure this great achievement; nor can it negate the DPRK’s sovereign right to develop its satellite and space industry in the interests of the country’s development, the enhancement of the people’s living standards, the peace and security of the world, and mankind’s quest for scientific, technological and social progress.
In congratulating you on this magnificent feat, we once again renew to you the assurances of our invariable support for the DPRK, the Workers’ Party of Korea and the Korean people, under your leadership, in defending the independence of the country, in adhering to the anti-imperialist standpoint and in building socialism.