Pyongyang, June 1 (KCNA) — The north-south summit meeting, the first of its kind in the history of national division, and the publication of the June 15 joint declaration, the nation’s common landmark of reunification, five years ago were a historical event that opened a dramatic phase in the development of the Korean nation’s movement for independent reunification, declares Rodong Sinmun in a signed article Wednesday.
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Utterly dismayed at the development of the Korean nation’s movement for independent reunification advancing under the banner of the declaration and the torrential flow toward reconciliation and reunification on the Korean Peninsula, the U.S. imperialists have run roughshod to stem this historical trend, fan up confrontation between the north and the south and invade and rule the whole of Korea.
The grave situation today calls upon all the Koreans in both parts of the country and overseas to powerfully wage a nation-wide patriotic movement for reunification in order to defend peace in the country and reunify it under the banner of the declaration.
The 5thanniversary of the publication of the historical June 15 joint declaration is a significant occasion of the Korean nation in daringly pulling through by struggle the trials and difficulties lying in the way of the reunification movement and rejuvenating it.
The driving force of reunification is all the Koreans and the fellow countrymen of all social strata in the north, the south and overseas are the very one responsible for the national reunification movement. All the Koreans — workers, farmers, youth and students, intellectuals, capitalists and believers — should join the ranks of independence, great unity and patriotism, regardless of difference in ideology and idea, political affiliation and social status and expedite the patriotic movement for reunification by seeking solidarity and cooperation, rejecting outside forces and pooling the strength of the Korean nation.
For significantly greeting the 5th anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration it is essential to actively create a seething atmosphere of reconciliation and reunification.
Our nation should closely combine the struggle against the U.S and war with the patriotic activities for reunification and conduct them on an extensive scale so that a fierce flame of a nation-wide struggle against the aggression and war moves of the United States and for peace and reunification may rage over the length and breadth of the country and overseas.
All the Koreans in the north, the south and overseas should decisively foil the anti-reunification, confrontation and war maneuvers of U.S. imperialism and its satellite forces and energetically stage a dynamic patriotic movement as the true master of the movement for reunification.
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