Pyongyang, July 22 (KCNA) — The Koreans have not yet achieved national reunification though over 60 years have passed since the split of the nation. This is entirely due to the U.S. imperialists’ vicious and persistent anti-reunification moves.
Rodong Sinmun today says this in a signed article. It goes on:
It is the strategic plan of the U.S. to seize the whole of Korea with south Korea as a springboard for aggression and establish its domination over the rest of Asia. The U.S. imperialists have, therefore, been keen on the vicious and persistent moves against the reunification of Korea, defying the unanimous will and desire of all Koreans for reunification.
The U.S. imperialists have worked hard to hamstring the efforts to develop the inter-Korean relations.
Since the publication of the June 15 joint declaration, the north and the south have made not small efforts to replace the inter-Korean relations by those of reconciliation and confidence. This helped the idea of “By our nation itself” prevail among the Koreans and gave further momentum to their movement for independent reunification.
The U.S., much upset by this development, has worked to bring back the era of confrontation to the Korean Peninsula.
It was not pleased with the historic Pyongyang summit. It has, therefore, left no means untried to check the implementation of the joint declaration, going overboard about the mere utterance of the words about independent reunification.
Whenever the inter-Korean relations made favorable progress, the U.S. instigated the pro-U.S. bellicose forces of south Korea to launch joint military exercises, thus throwing a wet blanket over the process to warm up the ties.
Under the U.S. patronage the ultra-right conservatives of the “Grand National Party” of south Korea are zealously conspiring with the U.S. imperialists in their anti-reunification moves, recklessly going against the June 15 era of reunification. The anti-reunification rackets kicked up by those remnants of the forces dating back to the era of confrontation after being ostracized by the forces in the June 15 era of reunification clearly indicate how persistent and vicious the U.S. has become in its bid to push the inter-Korean relations back to confrontation and war, counting on the pro-U.S. conservative forces.
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