Congratulatory Letter to Kim Jong Il from C.C., AINDF
    Pyongyang, February 16 (KCNA) -- Leader Kim Jong Il received a congratulatory letter from the Central Committee of the Anti-Imperialist National Democratic Front Thursday on the occasion of his birthday. Recalling that Kim Jong Il was born as a bright star over Mt. Paektu amidst the blessings of the era in the area where fierce battles were fought to win the great victory in the anti-Japanese revolution, the letter said that this was a great fortune for the nation as it promised a rosy future for carrying forward the revolutionary cause of Juche and a historic event which ushered in a new era of the human cause of independence.
    It was thanks to his birthday that the Korean nation has successfully carried out the cause of national independence century after century and dynamically steered the era of independence, exalting its dignity as the proud nation of holding the outstanding leader in high esteem down through generations, it said.
    It is also thanks to the leadership of Kim Jong Il endowed with the noble sense of moral obligation, extraordinary leadership ability, iron will and matchless grit that there has begun in the north a new era of carrying out the cause of perpetuating the memory of President Kim Il Sung unprecedented in history and it has decisively shattered the unprecedented moves of the imperialist allied forces to isolate and stifle it to make a solemn gunfire for the building of a great prosperous powerful nation, the letter noted, and continued:
    Your personality as a great man and the undying leadership exploits you have performed by demonstrating the dignity of the nation to the whole world and victoriously leading socialism of Juche, the building of a great prosperous powerful nation, national reunification and the cause of independence against imperialism with the might of Songun convince the fellow countrymen in the south of a happy day of national reunification and a bright morrow of the nation.
    We will encourage the people from all walks of life to fully support and remain true to the patriotic Songun policy pursued you and turn out as one in the patriotic movement for independent reunification, peace against war and overall great unity under the uplifted banner of "By our nation itself".
    We will wage a more dynamic struggle against the U.S. and war to deal a deadly blow at the U.S. colonial rule and decisively frustrate the attempt of the pro-U.S. conservative group to come to power again through a strong anti-conservative alliance and thus certainly open up a new phase of independent reunification.