calendar>> January 22. 2014 Juche 103
National Independence, Key to Achieving Korea's Reunification
Pyongyang, January 22 (KCNA) -- Kim Jong Un, supreme leader of the DPRK, in his New Year Address underscored the need for the north and the south of the country to hold fast to the principle of independence, clarified in the three principles for national reunification and the north-south joint declarations.

Maintaining independence is a key to achieving national reunification.

His call represents his ardent patriotic will to realize the country's reunification in the nation's demand and interests without interference of outside forces and independently by pooling the nation's efforts.

The principle of independence is instrumental to settling the reunification issue in conformity with the Korean nation's desire and requirements.

The issue of national reunification is directly linked to the nation's sovereignty. For national reunification, it is important to put an end to the outside forces' domination and interference in south Korea and establish the national sovereignty throughout the country.

Nobody can solve the issue of Korea's reunification in the interests of its nation or present a reunified country to the Koreans. So, dependence on outsiders should be rejected to reunify Korea by its own concerted efforts.

Flunkeyism or dependence on outsiders will lead a nation to ruin, and this has been proved by the history of Korea

To peddle "international cooperation" for the issue of Korea's reunification is just a disgraceful treachery of leaving the destiny of the Korean nation to the mercy of outsiders.

In any case, Korea's reunification should be realized independently by the efforts of all Koreans in the north and the south and abroad, the driving forces for reunification. To this end, it is very urgent to decisively reject outsiders' aggression and war moves.

However, the south Korean puppet authorities are now going to stage, in league with outsiders, the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military maneuvers, a heinous treachery against the principle of national independence.

Such war moves will result in confrontation among the fellow countrymen and collapse of the north-south relations.

All Koreans should strictly adhere to the principle of national independence, the key to settling the issue of the country's reunification in the interests and demand of the nation.

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