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Rodong Sinmun Calls for Holding High Banner of Great National Unity
Pyongyang, March 5 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in an article calls upon all Koreans in the north and the south and overseas to more dynamically wage the patriotic struggle for national reunification, holding high the banner of great national unity.

The article goes on:

The struggle of the Korean nation for great unity is a gigantic struggle to establish the sovereignty on a nationwide scale, reunify the divided country relying on its own forces and achieve the development and prosperity with the concerted efforts of the nation.

To subordinate everything to the great cause of the nation and pool the aspiration, desire, intention and wisdom of fellow countrymen, transcending differences in ideology and social system, is just the great national unity, and this will lead to the country's reunification all Koreans wish even in a dream.

It is impossible to remove distrust and antagonism and achieve national reconciliation and unity unless the confrontation between the north and the south comes to an end.

The inter-Korean relations cannot be improved by soliciting foreign forces for the settlement of the national issue and it will only increase distrust and confrontation between fellow countrymen.

It is important to approach the issue of the inter-Korean relations in a responsible manner in order to settle everything in line with the will and interests of fellow countrymen and bring earlier national reunification.

If one turns away his face from this, inveigles foreign forces into the issue of the inter-Korean relations and opts for cooperation with them, it is impossible to avoid the confrontation with fellow countrymen and it will help foreign forces fish in troubled waters.

It is the choice for the nation to boldly defuse distrust and hostility toward fellow countrymen and opt for reconciliation and cooperation, concludes the article.

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