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LKP of South Korea Should Not Go against Current of Times: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, October 16 (KCNA) -- As a leopard cannot hide its spots, the "Liberal Korea Party" of south Korea is stilling going mischievous against the current of the times.
It termed the recent meeting for national reunification marking the 11th anniversary of the October 4 declaration held in Pyongyang "formation of the joint ranks of the united front with the north" and "obedience to the north."
This is utterly ridiculous.
The meeting was the first joint event of the nation to implement the historical agreement in the "September Pyongyang Joint Declaration," which demonstrated strong enthusiasm and will of all Koreans to achieve peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean peninsula.
Its validity and significance can never be played down by such rubbish of some crooked conservatives as it is fully supported by all Koreans and the international community.
The ill-intended behavior of the "Liberal Korea Party" is just a grumble and last-ditch effort of those who were left alone after being nudged out of the historical trend toward national reconciliation, unity, peace and reunification.
As an opinion poll recently conducted by south Korean media shows, the percentage of those supporting the LKP is at an all-time low.
Though it works hard to tide over the crisis, talking about "emergency measure," "great conservative unity" and "reshuffle," the public remains unchanged in their stand toward the treacherous political party seeking fratricidal confrontation and national division.
Days ago, the south Korean internet newspaper Minjok Ilbo in an article titled "Liberal Korea Party digging its own grave" said although peaceful atmosphere got stronger after the publication of the "September Pyongyang Joint Declaration" and the era changed, the "Liberal Korea Party" persistently resorts to its die-hard "anti-communist, anti-north" policy, only to be isolated and alienated. It termed the LKP the "biggest obstacle to the advance toward the new era of peace, prosperity and reunification."
The current of the times toward the national independence and great unity can neither be stemmed nor be turned back.
Only two options left for the LKP -- whether to follow that trend or to face destruction.
It had better consider it carefully before it is too late.
The great cause of the nation to bring about a new era of peace, prosperity and independent reunification by the concerted efforts of all Koreans can never be checked by a handful of obstructive forces. -0-
KCNA Commentary Calls for Eliminating Dregs of History
Pyongyang, September 26 (KCNA) -- The world has been greatly shocked by the historic 5th inter-Korean summit meeting and talks.
The whole course of the summit in Pyongyang was a continuation of excitement and wonder and an event to be specially recorded in history which demonstrated before the world the Korean nation's strong sense of independence, desire for peace and will for reunification.
Truly tremendous is the significance of the "September Pyongyang Joint Declaration" through which the north and the south of Korea pledged before the world to consistently develop in a sustained way their relations for national reconciliation, cooperation, solid peace and co-prosperity and make the Korean peninsula a land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats.
No wonder, not only the Koreans but the neighboring countries and the whole world including the U.S. warmly welcome and support it, commenting that "the results of the talks surpassed the expectation of the outside world".
But the ultra-right conservative forces of south Korea including the "Liberal Korea Party" are still mired in the confrontation.
The conservative group, which has been going mischievous before the summit, is now spitting out almost every day such ill-boding words that "the south is taken in by the north's tactics, they were talks that accepted the north's stand only, the agreement hoodwinked the defense field without taking practical measure for denuclearization and astronomical amount of taxes collected from people are to be offered to the north".
This was something expected in the light of the nature of the conservatives, but what is utterly shocking is such wicked and narrow-minded remarks intended to chill the desire of the fellow countrymen and humankind for peace, stability and reunification of the Korean peninsula.
They only revealed the criminal nature of the political philistines who, feeling pleasure at the pain of the nation suffering from division, have prolonged their remaining days with confrontation and war.
The behaviors of the conservatives in the course of the nation's past efforts for peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula prove that they have only destroyed things, not creating anything.
The two north-south summit meetings in Pyongyang in the last decade reflective of the whole nation's strong desire for reunification, and the birth of the historic June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration have no relations with the conservative forces.
The conservative group only totally denied the valuable agreements common to the nation, and viciously stood in the way of their implementation, thus pushing the north-south ties to a total stalemate.
The conservatives are now again trying to tarnish the "September Pyongyang Joint Declaration" and its historic significance. They are, indeed, a group of traitors disgracing the Korean nation, destroyer of peace and a cancer-like entity standing in the way of reunification.
Now south Koreans from all walks of life denounce the "Liberal Korea Party", querying how long it is going to stay as an observer and disturber of peace, terming it a party worse than conservative organizations.
Dregs of history that have been ostracized by the strong trend of the nation for reconciliation and cooperation must be eliminated at an early date. -0-
Obstacles to Implementing Declaration Should be Removed: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, August 14 (KCNA) -- More than 100-day course for the implementation of the historic Panmunjom Declaration after its adoption has made obvious the attitude of south Koreans of all standings toward the declaration.
The overwhelming majority of people have hoped for the all-inclusive and thorough-going implementation of the declaration amid the estimation made by the authorities and the ruling party that "south-north relations have turned over a new leaf, going beyond the level of restoration" and "peace has become something common".
On the other hand, the "Liberal Korea Party", "Parun Mirae Party" and some other forces are still viciously slandering it, talking about "the north making a U-turn", "opposition to loosened sanctions", "declaration of nuclear activity", etc.
The April 27 Panmunjom Declaration became a historical landmark as it opened a new era toward independence, reunification, peace and prosperity after putting an end to division and stand-off, and no one can fault this.
It is truly regretful, however, that the Declaration is not being implemented expeditiously as against the expectations of all Koreans and the international community.
At the end of reading the face of outsiders, the LKP and other conservative dissident parties are now holding back the "government", openly taking up the cudgels against the Declaration, and even the adoption of the resolution supporting the Declaration is now at the point of being dropped at the "National Assembly".
Looking back on the checkered history of the past north-south joint declarations, the conservative forces have remained unchanged in their vicious try against reunification and the nation, and this is never tolerable.
Claiming a "lost decade", the conservative forces turned into a scrap paper the June 15 Joint Declaration and the October 4 Declaration signed by the north and the south, and with the presentation of such confrontation-minded policies and evil laws as "denuclearization, opening and 3 000 dollars", "Dresden Declaration" and "anti-terrorism law", they pushed the north-south ties to a stalemate.
The LKP and other conservative forces that inherited the baton of these crimes are now going desperate to reduce the Panmunjom Declaration into a dead document and to hold in check the advance toward peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean peninsula.
These obstacles have to be cleared in order to ensure proper implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration.
The south Koreans from all walks of life have to intensify the struggle for implementing the Panmunjom Declaration and cleaning up the evils of society to marginalize forever the group of traitorous conservatives making last-ditch efforts. -0-
KCNA Commentary Urges Repatriation of Women Citizens from S. Korea
Pyongyang, July 21 (KCNA) -- Truth behind conspiratorial cases is bound to be disclosed.
More details of the story about forcible abduction of DPRK women citizens by the Park Geun Hye group of traitors have been disclosed in south Korea, touching off a flurry of censure at home and abroad.
An official concerned of a UN human rights body in a press conference on July 10 quoted the DPRK women employees as saying they did not know they were coming to south Korea, calling on the authorities to conduct thorough-going investigation, ferret out and punish those concerned with the case and respect the employees' intent for return.
On July 15 there was a confession by a criminal who had been involved in deceiving the women and bringing them to south Korea by appeasement, deception and threatening of the "Intelligence Service", which brought to light the case of "defection from the north according to free will".
This has proved in fact that the Park Geun Hye group cooked up the conspiratorial farce against the DPRK in order to turn the table in its favor a few days before the "National Assembly" election.
The crime committed by the group of traitors, which forcibly separated young girls from their beloved families in wanton violation of their rights in order to meet its political purpose, has aroused strong indignation of the public and this has touched off strong demand for their immediate repatriation.
Their repatriation is a pending issue which brooks no further delay.
But the south Korean authorities are still not taking a proper stand on the issue.
Now the north and the south are promoting issues for improvement of the relations and for peace and prosperity in the spirit of the Panmunjom Declaration and the reunion of separated families and relatives is also high on the agenda.
It is ridiculous to trumpet about the "pain of separated families" while keeping the new "separated families" deliberately created due to the inhumane act of the former conservative regime and while shunning the strong appeal of the separated families.
The repatriation of the women has to be realized without delay in the light of humanitarianism and for the abolition of evils and for the sustained development of the north-south ties.
Solution of humanitarian issue is an urgent issue more important than any exchange and cooperation.
The implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration does not mean the selected implementation for saving face or putting on airs.
It is utterly disgusting that the south Korean authorities have taken up double-dealing attitude while talking about "solution of humanitarian issue" and "development of the south-north relations" after forcibly separating those women from their parents for years.
The south Korean authorities should acknowledge the inhuman crimes committed by the Park Geun Hye group, though belatedly, and send back the DPRK citizens to the embrace of the motherland at once.
An attitude to this issue would make one judge their will for the improvement of the north-south ties.
Hypocrisy will never work. -0-
KCNA Commentary Blames Japan for Rushing Headlong into Revival of Militarism
Pyongyang, July 10 (KCNA) -- Japan is going more reckless, heated with militarism.
It was said that shortly ago, the Abe government formally decided to extend the area of the "Self-Defense Forces" for overseas dispatch to Asia though it was limited to Africa under the pretext of its joining in the UN peace-keeping activities and hotly debated the issue of developing a next-generation fighter plane for the Air "Self-Defense Force".
Such daily-escalating military move is nothing but a reckless act of those bent on overseas expansion.
Japan's moves for the revival of militarism have reached extremes since the emergence of the Abe government, focusing on military advance overseas with a revanchist ambition after its defeat in the Second World War
The Japanese reactionaries' such ambition and practical moves are not limited to Asia or Africa but aimed at the whole world.
This is proved by the fact that Japan is seeking "close cooperation" with NATO.
Shortly ago, Kyodo News reported that the Abe government is working to set up a mission at NATO for the purpose of discussing the matter of "cooperation" in ensuring regional security with member states of NATO.
In case such plan comes true, Japan can more easily realize its ambition for dispatching the SDF even to Europe under the pretence of "cooperation" with NATO and usher the NATO military forces into Asia when necessary.
It is by no means accidental that a recent "proposal for increasing defense expenditures" presented by the Liberal Democratic Party refers to the plan for introducing a "multi-purpose carrier" meaning an aircraft carrier and adjusting long-distance missiles.
It is natural that the Abe group's dangerous scheme for militarization is sparking strong opposition and rebuff of the international community.
Not only the Asian people who had been subjected to pain and misfortune by the Japanese imperialists in the past but also the European people who are remembering the miserable disasters in the Second World War will never remain a passive onlooker to the moves of Japan, a fascist fanatic, for turning itself into a military giant and deploying the SDF in other countries.
Will the U.S., a senior ally of Japan, want the unlimited expansion of the latter capable of provoking the Second Pacific War?
In the final analysis, Japan's revival of militarism will only bring strong vigilance and backlash from the regional states and international isolation. -0-
Now Is Time to Be Prudent about One's Language: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, June 1 (KCNA) -- The recent situation on the Korean Peninsula needs more careful and responsible handling of matters.
Nevertheless, days ago a U.S. congressman cried out for the "expansion and increase of sanctions" at a meeting of NATO member states, calling the DPRK a "global threat".
It is no more than unseemly remarks running counter to the peaceful trend toward dialogue.
As everybody knows, not a few of the inglorious events witnessed during the detente on the Korean Peninsula are attributable to the excessive demeanor of U.S. politicians.
The "global threat" uttered by the said U.S. politician is absurd and the motive behind it is very sinister, too.
The reality reminds the international community to feel how deep mistrust and hostility between the DPRK and the U.S. are and how vulnerable the state of dialogue is due to their deep-rooted hostile relations.
The hostile relationship has lasted between the DPRK and the U.S. for decades. So, there is void of elementary confidence in each other. Up until months ago, coarse languages were exchanged and the situation inched close to the brink of a nuclear war.
It goes without saying that such litany of irresponsible words uttered by U.S. politicians openly incited hostility and war to strain the situation on the peninsula.
Now that dialogue between the DPRK and the U.S. is due and a door to lasting peace has opened thanks to the historic courageous decision, the U.S. politicians have to be much prudent about their language.
They should be mindful that history may change and a world map be re-drawn owing to even an unbecoming and imprudent word.
We respect the freedom of expression but never tolerate the speech and behavior aimed at wrecking the present trend of peace and straining the situation on the Korean peninsula by misusing the pretext of the freedom.
It is also a political savvy to be able to properly face up to the trend of the times and weigh one's words, if necessary. -0-
KCNA Commentary Calls for Maintaining Principle of National Independence
Pyongyang, May 9 (KCNA) -- Strong enthusiasm for national reunification is running high across the 3 000-ri land of Korea after the April 27 special event in Panmunjom.
All Koreans in the north and the south and abroad ardently hope that the eye-opening reality will lead to genuine peace and reunification.
The international community is unanimously hailing and supporting the adoption of the April 27 Declaration, the most realistic and reasonable, the core of which is the idea of By Our Nation Itself, the principle of national independence, and which are suitable to the will and desire of the whole Korean nation and aspiration of the progressives after peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula.
The great event in national history which brought about a turning phase in accomplishing the cause of independent reunification is a precious fruition of the firm will of the top leaders of the north and the south to put an end to division and confrontation as soon as possible and thus courageously usher in a fresh era of national reconciliation and peace and prosperity and the concerted efforts of the north and the south.
However, foolish remarks that the event is an "effect of sanctions and pressure" and "result of the support by Trump and neighboring countries" are heard from some of south Korea. They are seriously contrary to the principle of national independence confirmed by the north and the south in the Panmunjom Declaration stipulating that the destiny of the Korean nation is decided by itself.
It is absurd to assert that the great event in which Panmunjom Declaration came into being was attributable to "support" by outsiders.
The world now clearly understands how the north and the south could make concerted efforts to provide the excited reality as it is on the Korean peninsula plagued with touch-and-go situation.
During the historic north-south summit, the respected Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and President Moon Jae In planted a pine tree at Panmunjom, with a mixture of soils from Mts Paektu and Halla and water from the Rivers Taedong and Han, to the effect that the north and the south should work hard to pave the future in the staunch spirit like ever-green pine tree.
Nobody can find fault with the initiative and independent measures of the DPRK to develop the trend of improving the north and the south on the principle of national independence and thus create the peaceful climate on the Korean peninsula and make a new history of prosperity.
The principle of independence is essential for the settlement of national issues as well as for the great unity of the whole nation.
Only when the great unity of the whole nation is achieved on the principle of independence, can the Korean nation be responsible for its destiny and become the great driving force and decisive force of national reunification and prosperity.
The Korean nation is no longer weak nation in the past that was deprived of sovereignty and country by foreign forces, but it is a resourceful and strong nation capable of carving out its destiny by its own effort.
It is not accidental that the international community comments that if the north and the south of Korea are reunified into one, it will "emerge one of the most powerful countries on the earth".
The issue of national reunification should be solved independently in keeping with the desire and demand of the nation, free from the domination and interference by outsiders. This is a lesson drawn from the Korean nation's history of division spanning more than 50 years.
If the principle of national independence is not maintained, it will be impossible to improve the inter-Korean relations in line with the will and demand of the whole nation. -0-
Double-Dealing Attitude Will Never Succeed: KCNA Commentary
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) -- Some days ago, the UN Security Council which kowtows to the U.S. included more DPRK-flagged vessels and transport and trading corporations in the "sanctions list", the largest of its kind in history, under the pretext of "violation of resolutions on sanctions on the DPRK".
What is disgusting here is the south Korean authorities' attitude of currying favor with their master U.S., as they praised the step as an "expression of the will to honor the implementation of the sanctions resolutions".
The U.S. and the forces following it have recently insisted that the present situation on the Korean peninsula is a clear proof that the sanctions on the DPRK are paying off and that the sanctions have to be maintained. Against this backdrop, they worked out the largest-ever "sanctions list" and the south Korean authorities took the lead in "supporting" it. This is double-dealing acts of having an axe to grind despite outward smile.
Today the Koreans' desire for improved north-south ties and reunification has gained momentum. Much upset by this, outsiders have become frantic in their moves to stifle the DPRK while deliberately chilling the atmosphere for national reconciliation and unity.
At this time, the south Korean authorities are supporting the U.S. racket for stifling their fellow countrymen by adopting a trite stance. This can not but be a crime before the nation who wishes for the lasting peace on the Korean peninsula and independent reunification through national cooperation.
The favorable atmosphere created on the Korean peninsula is never attributable to the sanctions by the U.S. and its vassal forces.
The reconciliation and unity, witnessed in the north-south relations that had been frozen with distrust and confrontation, and the phase for d?tente created on the Korean peninsula are the result of the proactive efforts of the DPRK and the unanimous desire and wish of all Koreans who are keen to open up the breakthrough to independent reunification by giving further momentum to the hard-won atmosphere for the improvement of the north-south relations.
The south Korean authorities often trumpet about valuing peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and improving the north-south relations whenever opportunities present themselves but outside they behave differently. This proves that their words do not match their acts.
Double-dealing stance can never work today.
If the south Korean authorities keep going against the nation's desire and wish, being pursuant to the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK, they will be made to face the same fate as the one met by the group of traitors. -0-