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Koreans Vow to Implement North-South Declarations
Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- The North, South and Overseas Headquarters of the Pan-national Alliance for Korea's Reunification (Pomminryon) released the following joint statement on Thursday on the 5th anniversary of the October 4 declaration:

The October 4 declaration serves as a principle for action and a programme for practice that comprehensively deals with the ways for developing the north-south relations and achieving peace, reunification and prosperity of the nation in the basic spirit of the June 15 joint declaration.

The adoption of the declaration was an event noteworthy in the nation's history as it gave confidence and optimism for reunification to all the Koreans and put their movement for independent reunification that had vigorously advanced toward a higher stage under the banner of the June 15 joint declaration.

If the October 4 declaration had been implemented smoothly, epochal events in the June 15 era of reunification would have taken place on this land, hastening the emergence of a peaceful and prosperous reunified country and giving more pleasures to the fellow countrymen.

However, the vicious moves of the Lee Myung Bak regime in south Korea to escalate confrontation with its countrymen dispirited the Koreans and dashed their hope.

Intolerable are the crimes committed by the anti-reunification forces in south Korea who barred the advance of the June 15 era and delayed the reunification. They are sure to face severe punishment by the nation.

What all the Koreans at home and abroad want today is the peace and independent reunification of the country and the common prosperity of the nation, not the confrontation and war between fellow countrymen.

Pomminryon will intensify the activities for implementing the north-south declarations and strengthen the tripartite solidarity to reject all kinds of acts that deny the declarations and interrupt their implementation.

Especially, it will strive to make it the trend of the times to implement the declarations by giving great momentum to the atmosphere for supporting the declarations.

It will take the lead in the actions against the reckless joint military exercises with foreign forces, arms buildup and terrorism and sabotage against fellow countrymen that are aimed to increase military tensions, bring a war and incite confrontation between the social systems.

For the present, it will resolutely reject the formation of the triangular military alliance which the present ruling forces in south Korea are pushing ahead with the U.S. and Japan and a military agreement with them sought by it.

With firm confidence and optimism about the rosy future and prospects of the Korean nation, Pomminryon will struggle more vigorously to bring about a turning point in the drive for independent reunification, peace and prosperity this year without fail, together with all other Koreans.

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