calendar>>January 6. 2009 Juche 98
All Koreans Called upon to Reenergize Reunification Movement
Pyongyang, January 6 (KCNA) -- The June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration serve as a reunification programme common to the nation which nothing can replace in the movement for the country's reunification, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed article.

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The historic north-south joint declarations serve as the reunification programmes common to the nation in the true sense of the word as they reflect the requirement and desire of the compatriots for independence and their aspiration and will for reunification and indicate the true way of achieving independent reunification.

The idea of "By our nation itself" calls for giving priority to the nation from the stand of national independence and taking a viewpoint of protecting its interests in the reunification movement.

The south Korean conservative ruling forces are selling off the dignity and interests of the nation to meet the interests of foreign forces, defiling the idea of "By our nation itself" and regarding those forces more important than the nation.

All Koreans should decisively check and foil the anti-reunification forces' moves going against the trend of the times toward independent reunification, guided by the idea of "By our nation itself," as called for by the joint editorial.

National reunification is sure to be achieved as long as the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration remain a milestone of national reunification and the idea of "By our nation itself," an ideological and moral weapon for achieving reunification, is deeply enshrined by the compatriots as unshakable faith.

All the compatriots should positively turn out in the struggle to firmly uphold and honestly implement the north-south joint declarations under the uplifted slogan of "Advance dynamically along the road of independent reunification under the banner of the June 15 Joint Declaration and the October 4 Declaration!" put up by the joint New Year editorial, urges the article.

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