Anniversary of March First Popular Uprising Observed
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, March 1 (KCNA) -- Papers here Tuesday dedicate editorials to the 86th anniversary of the March First Popular Uprising.
The popular uprising was a patriotic struggle through which the Korean people fully proved that they were a people strong in the spirit of independence as they did not want to live as slaves for others and a people with a will not to fear any sacrifices for the dignity and sovereignty of the nation and ardent patriotism.
Rodong Sinmun says: The Korean people, who had fully demonstrated their ardent patriotism and steadfast will to fight against Japan in the uprising, waged the heroic anti-Japanese war under the leadership of President Kim Il Sung, freeing the country from the yoke of the Japanese imperialists and achieving its historic liberation.
The Korean nation is facing the task to put an end to foreign domination and interference, reunify the divided country and establish national sovereignty throughout it.
The U.S. is barring Koreans from achieving reconciliation and unity to realize the national reunification, displeased with their march to attain them. It is working hard to impose economic blockade upon the DPRK and stifle it militarily under the pretext of nuclear issue. The Japanese reactionaries are dreaming of staging comeback to Korea and laying hurdles in the way of its reunification and independent development, availing themselves of the U.S. imperialists' moves to stifle the DPRK.
Outsiders' domination and interference and their moves for aggression and war are main threats to the destiny of the Korean nation and stumbling blocks lying in the way of its unity and reunification and a main source of hamstringing the accomplishment of the cause of national independence.
It is necessary to stage a strenuous nationwide struggle to get the U.S. forces withdrawn from south Korea and put an end to the U.S. interference in the internal affairs of the Korean nation.
It is essential to decisively frustrate Japan's moves to stage comeback to Korea. Japan still remains the sworn enemy of the Korean nation.
All the Koreans should foil Japan's ambition to reinvade Korea with a strong will to force it to settle the crimes it has committed for the last one century and give vent to the towering grudge of the Korean people without fail this year, 100 years after the "Ulsa Five-point Treaty" was fabricated by the Japanese imperialists in a brigandish manner.
All the fellow countrymen should turn out as one to realize cooperation for national independence, cooperation for peace against war and cooperation for reunification and patriotism, bearing deep in mind that it is vital for the Koreans to achieve those three forms of cooperation and thus meet the challenge of foreign aggressor forces and advance the cause of independent reunification with their might.
Minju Joson says that no matter how desperately the anti-DPRK, anti-reunification forces at home and abroad work, they can never bar the Korean people from building a great prosperous powerful reunified nation.
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