calendar>>July 16. 2014 Juche 103
South Korean Authorities Urged to Do away with Anachronistic Conception of Hostility
Pyongyang, July 16 (KCNA) -- It is a prerequisite for achieving the reconciliation and unity between the north and the south to put an end to the inter-Korean confrontation, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in an article.

The root cause of the inter-Korean confrontation lies in the U.S. ambition for dominating the whole of Korea, the article notes, and goes on:

It is the requirement of the times and, at the same time, the will of all Koreans to bring about an epochal phase of independent reunification, peace and prosperity by putting an end to the history of antagonism and distrust and achieving reconciliation and unity through cooperation between fellow countrymen, not cooperation with outsiders.

The DPRK in its government statement advanced a just proposal for bringing about a new phase of reconciliation and unity by resolving the issues concerning the north-south relations as required by the times and desire of the compatriots.

It has become a trend of the times for the nations and countries of the world with differing ideologies and social systems to cooperate and co-exist for development and prosperity.

The south Korean authorities should boldly do away with the conception dating back to the Cold War era when countries antagonized each other because of their differing ideologies and social systems.

What should be done before anything else is to halt the joint military exercises with foreign forces, the most vivid manifestation of the hostile policy towards the fellow countrymen.

Absolutely intolerable are the joint military exercises with outside forces as they throw a stumbling block in mending the inter-Korean relations at a time when the fellow countrymen should pool their efforts and wisdom.

It is quite possible to achieve detente between the north and the south and improve the relations between them when the Koreans implement the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration, great programmes for reunification common to the nation in the new century.

Now is the time for the south Korean authorities to make a bold decision in order not to commit any more disgraceful evils to be censured by history and the generations to come.

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