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Rodong Sinmun on Practical Proposal for Radically Improving North-South Relations
Pyongyang, May 27 (KCNA) -- To defuse military tensions is the basic condition for creating the atmosphere of confidence and improving the north-south relations, says Rodong Sinmun Friday in an article.

The Korean peninsula is the hottest spot in the world incomparable with any region in the light of acute military standoff and density of armed forces deployment, the article notes, and goes on:

In order to save the Koreans from the danger of war and make a new breakthrough in improved inter-Korean relations and national reunification, it is necessary to defuse military tensions without delay.

What is the most important is for the north and the south to take practical steps for defusing military tensions and reducing the danger of clash in the area along the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) and the hotspot in the West Sea.

The north and the south should expand the scope of steps for defusing military confrontation and tension and preventing clash, depending on the creation of the atmosphere of military confidence.

Dialogue and negotiations are the basic ways of settling the issues arising in the inter-Korean relations according to the desire and will of the fellow countrymen.

In order to achieve peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula, it is, first of all, necessary to hold dialogue and negotiations between the military authorities of the north and the south. If the north-south military authorities' talks are to be open, they will be able to seek a negotiated settlement of a package of issues of mutual concern including the issues of defusing the danger of clash and easing tensions in the area along the MDL.

Now is the time for the north and the south to work hard for detente and peace on the basis of the practical proposal for improving the relations.

If the south Korean authorities have the true willingness to improve the north-south relations, they should not seek a sinister purpose any longer but come out for dialogue and negotiations with a sincere and honest attitude.

It is the steadfast stand and will of the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government to improve the north-south relations through dialogue and negotiations, not by confrontation and war, and achieve independent reunification, peace and prosperity.

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