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Newspapers Observe Anniversary of Inter-Korean Joint Declaration

Pyongyang, June 15 (KCNA) — Pyongyang-based newspapers today dedicate editorials to the 5th anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration.

Describing the joint declaration as a precious product of leader Kim Jong Il’s intense fidelity to the instructions of President Kim Il Sung for national reunification and his ardent patriotism, Rodong Sinmun says:

The grand festival for national reunification is now going on in Pyongyang with representatives of Koreans from the north and the south of Korea and abroad attending to mark the anniversary of the joint declaration. This fact proves that the declaration is a reunification programme common to the nation both in name and reality.

All the Koreans should invariably uphold the banner of the June 15 joint declaration despite whatever trials, hardships and situation.

They should firmly maintain the transparent Juche-based view and stand in the efforts to accomplish the cause of national reunification, decisively reject flunkeyism and the idea of depending on outsiders and keep vigilance against the foreign forces’ moves for domination and interference aimed at infringing upon the dignity and sovereignty of the Korean nation and hampering its reunification.

Solidarity and unity among the three parties–the north, south and overseas sides–should be strengthened to ensure the overwhelming superiority of the pro-reunification forces over the anti-reunification forces and fully display the stamina of the Korean nation strong in national character and the spirit of unity.

Without shattering the U.S. sinister scheme for a war of aggression, is it impossible to ensure peace of the nation, successful implementation of the joint declaration and co-prosperity of the nation. All the Koreans should valiantly turn out in the anti-U.S., anti-war struggle for the sake of the nation’s dignity and destiny.

The more desperate outsiders become in their moves for aggression and intervention, the higher the Koreans should hold higher the banner of the idea “By our nation itself” and the more strictly they should subordinate everything to it.

The joint declaration and the era of independent reunification that came to the Korean Peninsula are the result of the Songun politics consistent with the spirit of national independence and patriotism, the politics that guarantees peace. All the Koreans should be proud of the Songun politics, the nation’s treasured sword of justice, and uphold it with patriotism.

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