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North-South Agreements Are Not Plaything of Warmaniacs: Rodong Sinmun
Pyongyang, August 22 (KCNA) -- The on-going large-scale joint military exercises targeting the north are a wanton violation of the north-south agreements fully hailed and supported at home and abroad and whose validity and vitality have been clearly proved in practice as they reflect the general will of the whole nation. Rodong Sinmun Friday says this in an article.

The north-south agreements, the reunification programmes common to the nation, are not poor documents which can be twisted whenever regimes are replaced by new ones just as swindlers break their promises, but the sacred treasures of the nation for the country's reunification, the article notes, and goes on:

Turning one's face away from the north-south agreements and refusing to implement them is an unpardonable treacherous act of seeking confrontation with fellow countrymen and the unification of the social systems, not national reconciliation, unity and independent reunification.

In the past the north and the south of Korea provided good principles and agreements for national reunification and unity including the historic July 4 joint statement, the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration.

If the agreements common to the nation adopted by the top leaders of the north and the south are reduced to dead papers and abused to meet the partisan interests and strategy, what is the use of reaching an agreement between the authorities even a hundred times.

Reneging on the north-south agreements is an unbearable mockery and insult to the Korean nation desirous of the country's reunification and, at the same time, an act of treachery bereft of elemental faith.

Implementing the north-south agreements precisely means improving the inter-Korean relations, and denying this means confrontation and war.

If the south Korean authorities deny the July 4 joint statement, the June 15 joint declaration and the October 4 declaration and lay a stumbling block in the way of implementing them while staging the madcap joint military exercises targeting the north, they will not be able to escape the curse and denunciation of all fellow countrymen but, in the long run, will meet a ruin.

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