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Lee Myung Bak Group's Moves for Retrogressive Revision of History Textbooks Blasted
Pyongyang, October 3 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Ministry of Education issued a statement on Friday assailing the Lee Myung Bak group for crying out for making a retrogressive revision of history textbooks for high schools in south Korea to serve its pro-U.S. and "anti-communist purpose" these days under the motto of "eradicating the leftover of the left wing" and "intensifying education for security against communism".

The statement said:

The group's proposed retrogressive revision of the above-said textbooks is designed to distort and delete the parts of the modern history of the Korean nation dealing with its patriotic struggle to put an end to foreign forces' aggression and colonial rule and achieve its sovereignty, malignantly defame the dignified socialist system in the DPRK and fan up bitterness toward it.

It is also aimed at falsifying the truth behind the hideous crimes including the massacre of participants in the April 3 popular uprising on Jeju Island committed by the U.S. imperialists and the political incidents perpetrated by them and the successive puppet fascist dictatorial regimes and their acts of treachery, whitewashing them and marring the significance of the historic Pyongyang summits in a bid to justify the group's anti-reunification policy.

What the Lee group is doing now is more vicious and sinister than what the successive south Korean fascist ruling quarters committed against the nation and history. It is something unprecedented in history.

Its moves to rewrite history textbooks are unpardonable as they are designed to serve the criminal purpose of reinforcing the foundation of the pro-U.S. conservative forces and openly implanting bitterness towards compatriots into the minds of the rising generation in a bid to block reconciliation and unity of the nation and weaken and dampen the desire for independence, democracy and reunification which has grown stronger in south Korea since the publication of the June 15 declaration.

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