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Lee Myung Bak Group Fully to Blame for Deteriorated Inter-Korean Relations
Pyongyang, December 5 (KCNA) -- The Lee Myung Bak group asserted that "the north's measure is contrary to the inter-Korean agreement" and "it should be retracted immediately," complaining about the measure taken by the DPRK to strictly restrict and cut off all the overland passages through the Military Demarcation Line.

Minju Joson Friday observes in a signed commentary carried in this regard: We cannot but distinguish between right and wrong as regards the above-said grumbling as such sheer lies were told without any blushing by the south Korean Ministry of Unification reported to specialize in handling the issues of the inter-Korean relations and spokesmen for Chongwadae which claims to be "a pivot of the regime."

The DPRK hoped the new regime that emerged in south Korea in February also would implement the inter-Korean joint declarations. But Lee Myung Bak has rushed headlong into confrontation with fellow countrymen after adopting "no nukes, opening and 3,000 dollars" as his "policy toward the north" while sidestepping and negating the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration, a programme for implementing it. It was none other than the Lee Myung Bak group that defiled "By our nation itself" as "chauvinist nationalism" and debased the June 15 era in which the nation is advancing along the road of reconciliation, cooperation and independent reunification as "the lost decade".

Whenever the group behaved so foolishly against the nation and reunification as negating the above-said declarations and opposing their implementation, the DPRK made advices and served warnings sufficient enough to convince it. But the group defied them.

Needless to say, such moves for confrontation with fellow countrymen have compelled the north side to take such crucial measure as it had already informed the south side.

The south Korean puppets have been hit hard at home and abroad for getting frantic with such confrontation, unaware of the DPRK's spirit that it does whatever, when determined to do. The above-said reckless remarks were made by them out of embarrassment. This, however, only brings to light their anti-reunification intention to push the inter-Korean relations to a more catastrophic phase. Every sin brings its punishment with it. The group would be well advised to drop its sinister plot to hide the blame for having brought the inter-Korean relations to a stalemate and mislead the public opinion, concludes the commentary.

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