All Koreans Urged to Remain True to Joint Declaration
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, November 26 (KCNA) -- The cause of national reunification is a patriotic cause advancing and emerging victorious thanks to ardent patriotism and efforts of the members of the nation. Patriotism displayed in the struggle for national reunification serves as a source of strength encouraging all the fellow countrymen in the sacred cause of achieving great national unity and national reunification. Rodong Sinmun today says this in a signed article. It goes on:
It is a proud tradition and spirit of the Koreans to ardently love the country and the nation and value its dignity more than anything else. The Japanese imperialists committed unprecedentedly monstrous criminal acts to exterminate the Korean nation after occupying Korea. The Korean people, however, protected their national identity, not yielding to them, and defeated the brigandish Japanese imperialists through a bloody struggle, thereby saving the destiny of the country and the nation.
Since the U.S. imperialists occupied south Korea by force of arms under the mask of "liberator" after the defeat of the Japanese imperialists, they have left no stone unturned to trample down upon the Korean sovereignty and wipe out the consciousness of independence of the south Korean people by pursuing a crafty policy for colonial domination and harsh fascist dictatorship there. However, the south Korean people have waged a ceaseless struggle for achieving independence against the U.S. in protest against the outside domination and subjugation in the spirit of the Korean nation. The Koreans' common feelings and desire to put an end to the national division and achieve national reunification are fully reflected in the national sentiment and patriotic spirit of the Korean people.
Noblest and strongest are the patriotic idea and sentiments of the Koreans who love the country and the nation and value its dignity very much formed in the history spanning 5,000 years. No force on earth can wipe out the excellence of the homogeneous Korean nation and its national identity. Underlining the need for the Koreans to cherish the precious tradition and stamina and fully display it in order to achieve the great national unity and the cause of national reunification without fail, the article concludes that it is the priority task for the Korean nation to uphold and implement the June 15 North-South Joint Declaration at present.
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