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It Is Steadfast Will of DPRK to Champion Peace: Rodong Sinmun
Pyongyang, January 21 (KCNA) -- It is the consistent policy and the firm will of the DPRK to champion peace, says Rodong Sinmun in a bylined article Tuesday.

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The DPRK has so far put forward a slew of proposals to end the fragile ceasefire mechanism and replace it with a lasting peace-keeping one and made sincere efforts to realize them.

The recent important proposals made by the National Defence Commission of the DPRK to the south Korean authorities are also part of such efforts.

All Koreans in the north and the south of Korea desire peace and peaceful reunification.

Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, large-scale joint military drills, which the U.S. and south Korea are planning to stage from late February, are the extremely dangerous actions to push the situation on the Korean Peninsula to the brink of a nuclear war.

As even a minor military conflict may immediately lead to an all-out war on the peninsula, no one can vouch that the above-said war exercises targeting the other side will not develop into a real war.

Lasting peace can neither settle on the peninsula nor can distrust and confrontation between the north and the south be defused as long as such war games continue.

The prevailing situation clearly proves who is truly working for the peace of this land and who is pursuing confrontation and war.

Steadfast is the will of the army and people of the DPRK to foil the moves for aggression and war and achieve peace and peaceful reunification of the peninsula by the concerted efforts of the Koreans.

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