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Guarantee of peace on Korean peninsula is prerequisite to peaceful reunification

Pyongyang, September 23 (KCNA) — Late President Kim Il Sung in his policy speech at the 1st session of the 9th Supreme People’s Assembly of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea said that in order to realize the cause of national reunification, it is necessary to ease the tension and create a peaceful atmosphere on the Korean peninsula.

Rodong Sinmun today carries an article stressing that to ease the tension and create a peaceful atmosphere in Korea is prerequisite to accomplishing the peaceful reunification of the country.
The article says:
The policy speech underscored the need to ink peace agreement between the DPRK and the United States, largely scale down armed forces in the north and the South of Korea and get nuclear weapons and foreign troops out of South Korea in order to ease the tension and ensure peace in Korea.
Only when a new peace mechanism is established between the DPRK and the U.S., can the tension be eased, the danger of war removed and durable peace guaranteed on the Korean peninsula.
To withdraw U.S. troops from South Korea is imperative for peace and peaceful reunification of the country.
There is no excuse for the United States to keep its troops in South Korea since the north-south agreement on non-aggression was adopted and has come into effect and the framework agreement on jointly working for peace and security was signed between the DPRK and U.S.
To realize peace and peaceful reunification in Korea it is important to resolutely smash provocative moves of the United States and the South Korean ruling quarters for new war.
The question of easing the tension and removing the danger of war in Korea can be settled only when the United States abandons the hostile policy towards the DPRK and a peace agreement is signed between the DPRK and the U.S.
The United States should fundamentally discard the anachronistic policy against the DPRK and refrain from hindering the independent and peaceful reunification of Korea any longer.
Along with it, the north-south agreement on non-aggression which was already made public to the world should be reaffirmed and implemented to the letter.

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