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DPRK vows to achieve national reunification

2011-06-19 00:41:23 GMT2011-06-19 08:41:23(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

PYONGYANG, June 18 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday vowed to achieve national reunification with the strength of army and people, the official KCNA news agency reported.

The army and people of the DPRK will never pardon the South Korean authorities, who drove the north-south relations into an uncontrollable situation, said Kim Ki Nam, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee.

The DPRK will "launch a nationwide all-out offensive to put an end to South Korea's anti-DPRK confrontation moves and achieve the historic cause of national reunification without fail," he added.

Kim made the remarks at a national meeting held at the People's Palace of Culture on Saturday to mark the 47th anniversary of top leader Kim Jong Il's start of work at the Central Committee.

He called for further increasing the politico-ideological, military and technological might of the army, completing the work to "put all people under arms and turn the whole country into a fortress," safeguarding the country as firm as "an iron wall" through the concerted efforts of the army and people, and dynamically pushing forward socialist construction.

Kim Jong Il started his work at the WPK Central Committee on June 19, 1964.


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