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Rodong Sinmun on Lesson of Broken North-South Military Talks

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

Pyongyang, February 15 (KCNA) -- The preliminary talks for opening the north-south high-level military talks came to a rupture some time ago. A bitter lesson drawn from the preliminary talks is that no success can be expected from dialogue if a dialogue partner pursues confrontation out of evil will.

Rodong Sinmun Tuesday says this in a bylined article.

It goes on to say:

The DPRK made every possible effort to realize dialogue and negotiations and the public opinion at home and abroad strongly called for the improvement of the north-south relations. The south Korean authorities came out to the preliminary talks, weighed down by this call. But their real intention was to evade public criticism branding them as a group of traitors going against the requirement of the nation and the trend of the times and press for confrontation policy.

When the DPRK took steps for dialogue the south Korean authorities fueled the distrust and confrontation with the north in collusion with foreign forces.

This indicates that they treated the DPRK as the confrontation partner, not as the dialogue partner from the outset. The south side deliberately scuttled the north-south dialogue, displeased with it. Naturally no progress was made in the recent military talks.

The recent talks clearly showed that only when the south Korean ruling forces drop the policy for confrontation with fellow countrymen and take the stand for the nation is it possible to open a way for improving the north-south relations and achieving independent reunification.



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