calendar>>December 5. 2008 Juche 97
Lee Myung Bak Group Assailed for Evading Responsibility for Deteriorated Inter-Korean Relations
Pyongyang, December 4 (KCNA) -- The crucial measure of strictly restricting and cutting off all the overland passages through the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) has been in force since Dec. 1 as the DPRK side had already informed the south Korean side of it.

Minju Joson Thursday observes in a signed commentary carried in this regard:

The Lee Myung Bak group is taking issue with this measure, terming it "a habitual threat" and "hold-out-to-the-last strategy". This is a revelation of the group's sinister intention to lay the blame for having brought the inter-Korean relations to the phase of total severance at the door of the north side.

No matter what sort of artifice the Lee group may employ it can not evade the responsibility for having pushed the inter-Korean relations to a stalemate. Its behavior is extremely getting on the nerves of the army and people of the DPRK as it is an unpardonable challenge to the DPRK which has worked hard to prevent the inter-Korean relations from a stalemate at any cost and achieve independent reunification, peace and prosperity.

It is hard to expect improved inter-Korean relations or peaceful reunification as long as the group of traitors is allowed to stay in power.

The evermore desperate efforts on the part of the puppets will only add to their crimes and they will have to face a more stern punishment of the nation for these crimes.

The Lee group had better admit the responsibility for having pushed the inter-Korean relations to the phase of total severance, make an apology to the nation and opt for a switchover in its "policy towards the north" which calls for confrontation with fellow countrymen, before it is too late.

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