Pyongyang, June 10 (KCNA) -- The participants in the joint conference of the DPRK government, political parties and organizations sent an open letter to the United States of America on Friday.
The letter said that it is the invariable desire and wishes of the
Korean people to achieve the eternal prosperity of the nation in a
peaceful world and build a reunified prospering country.
The new line and policies for national reunification laid down at
the historic Seventh Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea held
recently are the historic declaration of weighty significance in
settling the issue of the Korean peninsula and ensuring global peace, it
If one has a right thinking and judgment, one cannot but sympathize
with the stand of the DPRK that the issue of national reunification
should be settled in line with the will and wishes of the Korean nation
responsible for the issue by its concerted efforts and recognize its
validity, the letter said.
But only the U.S., far from properly complying with the due demand
of the DPRK, is persistently stemming the trend of history toward peace
and reunification through its dishonest assertions and belligerent acts
and also drawing its followers into its moves, the letter charged.
The joint conference of the DPRK government, political parties and
organizations held on June 9 as regards the prevailing situation decided
to send an open letter to the U.S., reflecting the following principled
stand of the DPRK:
Firstly, the U.S. should make a bold decision to roll back its
hostile policy toward the DPRK which should not be pursued any longer.
The U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK which has been pursued since
its founding is a blatant challenge to the aspiration, desire and just
cause of the Korean people to protect their ideology, social system,
sovereignty and vital rights.
Though belatedly, the U.S. should make a reasonable judgment for
itself and make a political bold decision to valiantly root out its
hostile policy toward the DPRK which was wrong from the outset and whose
fatal consequences can hardly be counted.
The U.S. would be well advised to choose a new way of thinking and
opt for new practice, away from the old framework of its anachronistic
hostile policy toward the DPRK which has shackled its thinking and
practice for a long period. This would be the wisest attitude which it
can take and which can be welcomed.
Secondly, the U.S should immediately stop arms buildup and the
exercises for a war against the DPRK in south Korea, the root cause of
escalating tension, and take the new road of ensuring genuine peace and
security on the Korean peninsula.
It is not the U.S. but the DPRK, which has emerged victorious in
political, military and moral terms in the confrontation that has lasted
century after century and won laurels as the strong.
The U.S. has anxiously waited for what it called "collapse" while
channeling all efforts into the campaign for isolating, blockading and
putting military pressure on the DPRK and for provoking a war. Now it
might have realized how ignorant and foolish it has been.
The way of settling an issue with a rival possessed of nuclear weapons should be shown by the U.S. itself.
The U.S. had better think twice over the lesson of history reflected
in the bitter confession made by a defeated general that he fought a
wrong war with a wrong rival in wrong time in wrong place and frankly
accept the DPRK's just peace initiative and proposal before missing an
Thirdly, the U.S. should refrain from the foolish act of meddling in
the internal affairs of the Korean nation, fostering confrontation and
blocking its independent reunification any longer.
The U.S. is the main stumbling block in the way of settling the
issue of Korea's reunification as it is stoking hostility and stand-off
between the north and the south and escalating tensions by interfering
in the internal affairs of the nation.
The desire, wishes and demands of the Korean nation serve as the
standard and yardstick for settling the issue of the destiny of the
Korean nation, the matter of reunification, under any circumstances and
the U.S. neither has anything to do with this nor has any right to
meddle in it.
The U.S. should give a clear answer to the Korean nation's solemn
question as to whether it will be shamefully driven out of Korea after
facing a stern punishment in the world's eyes or take hands off the
Korean issue and quit south Korea of its own accord as befitting
It should no longer stem the strong trend of the history of the
nation advancing toward independence, peace, reconciliation, unity,
reunification and prosperity but stop the foolish act of hurling a
handful of pro-U.S. stooges into sowing seeds of discord among Koreans
and fostering confrontation.
History and time will clearly prove that this warning served by the DPRK to the U.S. is by no means an empty talk.
Taking this opportunity, we would like to express the conviction
that the fair-minded and sensible figures and people of broad strata in
the U.S. would positively respond to the fair and aboveboard,
peace-loving and sincere appeal of the DPRK. -0-