calendar>>November 21. 2008 Juche 97
Korean People's Cause of Great Unity Sure to Triumph
Pyongyang, November 20 (KCNA) -- The Korean nation's cause of great unity is sure to triumph, says Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed article dedicated to the 18th anniversary of the formation of the National Alliance for the Country's Reunification (Pomminryon).

Pomminryon grouping different organizations and broad strata of compatriots in the north and the south of Korea and abroad desirous of independent and peaceful reunification of the country is a nationwide pro-reunification movement organization giving an impetus to the cause of national reunification by arousing the patriotic zeal of all Koreans, the article notes, and goes on:

The formation of Pomminryon helped the Korean nation to increase the might of the patriotic driving forces for reunification in every way thanks to an organizational base for achieving the great national unity which provides a sure guarantee for national reunification. It also made it possible to develop in a nationwide scale more briskly, purposefully and consciously the movement for national reunification, which was conducted in the north and the south and abroad sporadically, under an umbrella organization for reunification movement.

Since its formation amid the unanimous support and approval of all Koreans Pomminryon has made a great contribution to the sacred cause of national unity and reunification true to the noble idea of great national unity and the patriotic intention of President Kim Il Sung and General Secretary Kim Jong Il, the great sun of the nation and the lodestar of national reunification.

The Korean nation's cause of great unity and cause of independent reunification have developed on a new higher stage. The idea of "By our nation itself" has become a nationwide patriotic idea for reunification, and national reconciliation, unity and cooperation have become an irresistible trend of the times thanks to the adoption of the historic June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration.

Pomminryon should rally all Koreans of different social standings at home and abroad more closely under the banner of the great national unity and increase the driving force for reunification in every way. It should also resolutely foil the U.S. criminal moves for invading the DPRK and the south Korean Lee Myung Bak regime's criminal act of supporting them, holding higher the banner of "By our nation itself."

It is the firm belief of the Koreans that Pomminryon will as ever creditably discharge its heavy responsibility and role as a nationwide reunification movement organization and thus live up to the expectation of all of them, the article concludes.

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