Rodong Sinmun on Idea of "By Our Nation Itself"
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, November 19 (KCNA) -- The idea of "By our nation itself" Kim Jong Il clarified at the historic summit in Pyongyang and stipulated in the June 15 joint declaration is the idea of national independence and the great proposition of national reunification representing the fellow countrymen's spirit and will for independent reunification. Rodong Sinmun says this in a signed article Sunday. The idea of "By our nation itself", the core of the inter-Korean joint declaration, reflects the idea for the Korean nation to resolve the national issue, the issue of national reunification by its concerted efforts with responsibility, not allowing any outside interference, the article says, and goes on:
The idea reflects the will of the Workers' Party of Korea to achieve national reunification independently and peacefully with the great unity of the nation in the interests of the Korean nation.
The idea opened a new era of national history, the era of independent national reunification which was beyond imagination before.
At present all the fellow countrymen value the idea, the spirit and banner of the times opening and leading the era of independent national reunification, and are full of firm will to defend the honor and dignity of the nation. It is the unshakable determination and will of all the fellow countrymen to achieve great national unity and the peace and independent reunification of the country under the banner of "By our nation itself".
The vigorous advance of the June 15 era of reunification under the banner of the idea despite the vicious challenge and obstructive moves of the anti-reunification forces at home and abroad clearly proves that the idea is the banner of promoting and leading the development of the era of independent reunification and the idea of the whole nation representing tremendous validity and vitality.
It can be said that the advance of the June 15 era of reunification was the process of applying the idea of "By our nation itself". All the achievements made in the struggle for national unity and reunification since the publication of the June 15 joint declaration are the brilliant fruition borne by the idea of "By our nation itself", the main spirit of the joint declaration.
The idea is more shining in the struggle for defending peace of the country and security of the nation and advancing the cause of independent reunification today when the U.S. imperialists have become all the more undisguised in their moves to provoke a new war against DPRK.
With no desperate efforts the separatists at home and abroad can stamp out the idea of "By our nation itself" deep-rooted in the hearts of the Korean nation and block the advance of the June 15 era of reunification under its banner.
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