South Koreans from all walks of life and the whole world praise the event as "a new history of peace created by the bold decision of Chairman
Even the U.S. president welcomed the event, saying that it is very glad news for the whole world including the north and the south of Korea.
This shows that the recent north-south summit and the Panmunjom Declaration are an epoch-making event guaranteeing peace and security in the peninsula and the region, and meet the interests of the U.S.
As already known, it is the invariable stand of the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government to struggle for peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the world.
Thanks to the will and efforts of the Party and the government of the DPRK to end the history of confrontation in the peninsula and make a proactive contribution to regional security and global peace, active measures such as policy of making a great switchover in the north-south relations were taken one after another early in January this year.
The international community recognizes that those measures were the ones the north had long prepared and took as a strategic option to overcome the crisis in the peninsula, irrespective of the U.S.-led sanctions against the north and the examination of military action against it by the Trump administration.
The inter-Korean summit and declaration welcomed by the world are the priceless fruition of the DPRK's policy of defending peace.
This being a hard reality, such nonsense as "result of maximum pressure" and "option chosen at the limit" is heard from within the U.S. administration.
Such nonsense is a sophistry that can be made only by those with the Cold War way of thinking.
Such rude remarks may reverse the situation in the peninsula to the original one.
The U.S. should bear in mind that it will confirm to the demand of the world community and to its own interests to show etiquette and sincerity to its dialogue partner. -0-