Ανακοίνωση της Γραμματείας της Επιτροπής για την Ειρηνική Επανένωση της Κορέας (CPRK)

Pyongyang, December 19 (KCNA) -- The Secretariat of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea (CPRK) released information Friday to let the public at home and abroad know about the actual situation of the north-south relations this year and a lesson from it.

The information recalled that Marshal Kim Jong Un in the New Year address for this year expressed the firm will to bring about fresh progress in the movement for national reunification for this year true to the last instructions of President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il. Kim Jong Un also set forth the policies of rejecting outsiders, firmly maintaining the stand of By Our Nation Itself so as to defend the security and peace of the nation and create an atmosphere for improving the north-south relations, it added.

The DPRK has made every possible sincere effort for the improvement of the north-south relations since the outset of this year, it noted, and continued:

The positive measures taken by the DPRK for mending the north-south relations throughout the year would have brought about bigger progress in the relations if they had not faced blatant challenge and obstructive moves of the anti-reunification forces who have stood for confrontation with the north.

But to our regret, the reality has been quite different.

The information cited facts to prove that the south Korean authorities responded to the DPRK's proposal and efforts for improving the north-south relations and opening up a landmark phase for national reunification by pooling the efforts of the nation with harsher policy for confrontation with the DPRK.

The north-south relations have not made even an inch of progress, the danger of a war further increased and confrontation and distrust deepened this year due to the puppet forces' racket for confrontation with the DPRK, the information said, adding:

Lurking behind the moves for confrontation with the DPRK stepped up by the south Korean authorities, pushing the north-south relations into a catastrophe, is their absurd ambition for "unification of social systems."

The "unification of social systems", "change of the social system in the north" and "collapse" much touted by the puppet forces are nothing but a pipe dream.

The south Korean authorities should bear in mind that their policy for confrontation with the DPRK will not be beneficial to the improvement of the north-south relations but will only bring self-destruction.

It is the review of the north-south relations this year and a serious lesson that persistence in confrontation will only push the north-south relations into a catastrophe and that it will never help hold dialogue and improve the north-south relations.

The south Korean authorities should rectify its wrong confrontation policy and make a switchover in its policy if they truly hope for the dialogue and have the willingness to opt for the improvement of the north-south relations.