calendar>>February 10. 2014 Juche 103
Rodong Sinmun Calls for Improvement of Inter-Korean Relations
Pyongyang, February 10 (KCNA) -- No force on earth can stem the trend of the times toward the improved inter-Korean relations in the idea of By Our Nation Itself, says Rodong Sinmun Monday in an article.

It goes on:

All the Koreans in the north, the south and abroad call for putting the earliest possible end to the history of harmful distrust and confrontation and ushering in a new heyday of independent reunification, peace and prosperity through national reconciliation and unity.

The DPRK has entered the road of totally stopping slandering and defaming the other side in order to create a climate required by the trend of the times towards mending the north-south relations. It, at the same time, solemnly declared that it would never take military actions obstructive to ensuring the nation's security and peace by introducing outside forces.

The north and the south are taking technical measures for arranging the reunion of separated families and their relatives thanks to the DPRK's compatriotic goodwill and positive efforts for mending the inter-Korean relations.

The hard-won atmosphere of mending the inter-Korean relations should prove successful to meet the requirements of the times and the expectation of all Koreans.

The inter-Korean relations cannot be achieved by the efforts of one side only.

The south Korean authorities should not misunderstand the DPRK's sincere efforts, pay heed to the voices of all Koreans, boldly drop their wrong interpretation and conception of confrontation and opt for improving the inter-Korean relations.

Only when the south Korean authorities positively respond to the DPRK's call, will new steady changes take place in the inter-Korean relations.

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