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Kim Jong Un Deals with Issue of National Reunification

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

Pyongyang, January 2 (KCNA) -- Supreme leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address for 2015 dealt with the issue of national reunification. He went on:

Last year we put forward crucial proposals for improved inter-Korean relations and national reunification and made sincere efforts for their implementation. Our efforts, however, could not bear due fruit owing to the obstructive moves by the anti-reunification forces within and without; instead the north-south relations have been on a headlong rush to aggravation.

However complicated the situation may be and whatever obstacles and difficulties may stand in our way, we should unfailingly achieve national reunification, a lifetime wish of the President and the General and the greatest desire of the nation, and build a dignified and prosperous reunified country on this land.

'Let the whole nation join efforts to open up a broad avenue to independent reunification in this year of the 70th anniversary of national liberation!'-this is the slogan of struggle the entire Korean nation should hold up.

We should remove the danger of war, ease the tension and create a peaceful environment on the Korean peninsula.

The south Korean authorities should discontinue all war moves and choose to ease the tension on the Korean peninsula and create a peaceful environment.

The United States should desist from pursuing the anachronistic policy hostile towards the DPRK and reckless acts of aggression and boldly make a policy switchover.

The north and the south should refrain from seeking confrontation of systems while absolutizing their own ideologies and systems but achieve great national unity true to the principle of By Our Nation Itself to satisfactorily resolve the reunification issue in conformity with the common interests of the nation.

We think that it is possible to resume the suspended high-level contacts and hold inter-sector talks if the south Korean authorities are sincere in their stand towards improving inter-Korean relations through dialogue.

And there is no reason why we should not hold a summit meeting if the atmosphere and environment for it are created.

In the future, too, we will make every effort to substantially promote dialogue and negotiations.

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