Pyongyang, February 17 (KCNA) -- The National Reconciliation Council on Friday released the following open questionnaire to confirm the attitude and stand of the south Korean authorities to the patriotic appeal of the DPRK before the whole nation and the international community:
Do the south Korean authorities have willingness to accept the
substantial proposal of the DPRK to defuse the acute military conflict
and the danger of war between the north and the south.
It is the starting point going toward peace and reunification to
defuse the military conflict and the danger of a war between the north
and the south and it is the urgent requirement of the whole nation to do
However, the south Korean authorities are describing the DPRK's
proposal as "camouflaged peace offensive" and "deceptive offensive for
dialogue devoid of sincerity" without examining its full meaning.
Our question is that the south Korean authorities are going to hold
the largest Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises together
with the U.S. in March after staging all kinds of the DPRK-targeted war
drills, including midwinter tactical drill and missile warning drill in
collusion with outsiders from the outset of the year, for genuine
The south Korean authorities have to give a clear answer to this
serious question as to whether they stand for improvement or stalemate
of the north-south relations or they stand for escalation or
de-escalation of tension.
Are the south Korean authorities going to while away time by
faulting the proposal of the DPRK for realizing the great national unity
The DPRK proposed a pan-national reunification gathering, thinking
that if all the political parties, organizations and compatriots of all
strata gather together and exchange candid view as the authorities of
the north and the south did as what happened during the historic April
north-south joint conference and the June 15 era, a solution can be
found in improving the north-south relations and in settling the
However, the south Korean authorities are blaming our proposal as
"reunification front strategy" and "strategy for leading to
contradiction among south Koreans."
If the south Korean authorities keep denying the pan-national
conference for reunification while talking about "contradiction among
south Koreans", it will be tantamount to admitting themselves as a
stumbling block in the way of reunification and foam forsaken by the
The south Korean conservative authorities have to clarify their stand.
Do not the south Korean authorities know the truth that it is an act
of treachery going against the reunification to escalate the
confrontation with the fellow countrymen.
It is entirely due to the vicious challenge and obstruction of the
anti-reunification forces at home and abroad that the national
reunification aspired by the whole nation has not yet come true.
The south Korean anti-reunification and traitorous forces are still
pursuing the policy for confrontation with the DPRK, far from drawing a
lesson from the tragic end of the Park Geun Hye group which has already
been sternly punished by the public for not discerning the principal
enemy but resorting to confrontation with the fellow countrymen.
Is it time for the south Korean authorities to realize that it is
pipe dream to try to check the dynamic advance of Juche Korea with
"sanctions" and "pressure".
Will the south Korean authorities respond to the patriotic appeal of
the DPRK or keep going against the nation's desire for reunification.
Enshrined in the appeal of the DPRK to open up a new phase of
independent reunification by the concerted efforts of the nation is the
ardent desire of the whole nation for reunification and the genuine
willingness to subordinate everything to realizing it.
Should the south Korean authorities keep resorting to anti-DPRK
smear campaign and policy for confrontation with the fellow countrymen
in disregard of our magnanimity and good faith, that will be a
thrice-cursed treason going against the nation's desire for
The south Korean authorities have to make a wise option at the
crossroads of whether they stand for national independence or
sycophantic treachery, national reconciliation or confrontation, peace
or war. -0