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Joint Statement of Parties and Organizations Hailed

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, June 18 (KCNA) -- Political parties and organizations of the DPRK issued a joint statement. This was a timely measure to cope with the grave situation prevailing today when the south Korean puppet conservative group has brought the north-south relations to a collapse and is working with bloodshot eyes to provoke a war of aggression against the north in collusion with foreign forces after violating the June 15 joint declaration and persistently blocking its implementation.

Rodong Sinmun Friday says this in a signed commentary.

The principled stand clarified by the above-said joint statement contains key and indispensable issues arising in settling the grave situation and accelerating the victorious advance of the cause of national reunification, the commentary notes, and goes on:

It is the only way of saving the inter-Korean relations from a collapse to respect and implement the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration.

If the above-said declarations are to be defended and implemented, it is necessary to positively achieve the great unity of Koreans from all walks of life at home and abroad supporting and upholding them. The DPRK's stand is unchangeable to closely grasp hands with any political forces, organizations and individual figures in south Korea and overseas supportive of the inter-Korean declarations in the spirit of "By our nation itself" and discuss and resolve the issues of inter-Korean relations and reunification. But it will sternly punish in the name of the nation anyone negating the June 15 joint declaration and behaving quite contrary to its spirit.

The U.S. should roll back its hostile policy towards the DPRK, take its hands off the Korean issue and discontinue its unjust actions obstructive to the implementation of the June 15 joint declaration. The Lee Myung Bak group should be ousted from power as it is going mad with the moves to escalate the confrontation and start a war in collusion with aggressor foreign forces.

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