calendar>>October 22. 2008 Juche 97
Rodong Sinmun Slams Lee Myung Bak Group's Anti-DPRK Confrontational Policy
Pyongyang, October 21 (KCNA) -- The Lee Myung Bak group is now persistently pursuing its criminal confrontation with the north, refusing to implement the historic June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration quite contrary to the trend of the times and the aspiration of the nation. This crime comes under fire by a signed commentary of Rodong Sinmun Tuesday.

Traitor Lee Myung Bak is scaling the inter-Korean relations on the basis of the nuclear issue and, accordingly, persistently pursuing anti-DPRK confrontational policy, the commentary notes, and goes on:

This is a clear revelation of the traitorous clique's anachronistic conception of confrontation as they blindly follow the outside forces' hostile policy towards the DPRK and regard fellow countrymen as the object to be stifled, not away with the way of thinking dating back to the era of Cold War.

As known to everybody, the patriotic movement for reunification of different social standings in south Korea which made dynamic progress under the banner of "By our nation itself" reflected the desire and wishes of the nation and the need of the June 15 era of reunification which has advanced thanks to them. It has nothing in common with any "plot of pro-north leftist forces."

What is more intolerable is the fact that the Lee group revealed its reckless intention to bring down even the system in the north, talking about "contingency" obsessed with the daydream of achieving "unification through absorption of the north." It is an unpardonable blatant challenge and open declaration of a war against the north that the group of traitors has gone so reckless as to disclose its ambition for invading the north, daringly defaming the supreme dignity of the DPRK.

The north does not slight any issue of the north-south relations. But, the Lee group should know that the north can never treat the group with leniency as it goes mad with confrontation with the north, even harboring a wild ambition.

The north will never remain a passive onlooker to its anti-DPRK confrontational racket but will decisively and mercilessly counter without the slightest tolerance any action to hurt the inviolable system in the north, the dignity and life and soul of the people in the north.

The Lee group will only face severe punishment by history and the nation if it persistently pursues confrontation with the north, seized by the wrong concept of confrontation with fellow countrymen in disregard of the need of the June 15 era of reunification and the aspiration of the nation.

Lee would be well advised to drop his foolish idea of confrontation and behave himself.

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