South Korean authorities should support proposal for achieving reunification by federal formula

STATEMENT
By DPRK FM DPI Spokesperson

The spokesman for the Disarmament and Peace Institute of the DPRK Foreign Ministry Wednesday released the following statement:

We will soon greet the 34th anniversary of the proposal for founding the Democratic Federal Republic of Koryo advanced by President Kim Il Sung, the eternal sun of the Korean nation.

The President clarified the proposal at the historic Sixth Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea on October 10, Juche 69 (1980), indicating the most correct orientation and way for achieving national reunification.

The proposal calls for setting up a reunified national state, keeping the ideologies and social systems that exist between the north and the south as they are, through the establishment of a unified national government, a government under which the north and the south exercise regional autonomy.

Differing ideologies and social systems have existed in the north and the south for nearly seven decades and they preserve their own social systems. Under this situation the proposal for achieving reunification by federal formula is the most realistic one to reunify the country peacefully and fairly in line with the will, wishes and interests of the whole nation.

Leader Kim Jong Il deemed it a sacred national duty to successfully achieve the cause of national reunification true to the behests of the President. With his noblest patriotism he ushered in the June 15 era of reunification and opened a rosy prospect for national reunification.

In the June 15 joint declaration the north and the south recognized that there is commonness in the north-proposed low-level federation and the south-proposed confederation and agreed to work for reunification in this direction.

This is the only agreement on the reunification formula in the long history of national division and it received unanimous support and welcome not only from the Koreans but also from the international community.

The DPRK government has made strenuous efforts to improve the north-south relations and achieve national reunification under the leadership of the respected Marshal Kim Jong Un who is faithfully carrying out the last instructions of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il for national reunification.

But the whole nation's desire and efforts for the reunification of the country are facing a grave challenge of the anti-reunification forces, and big obstacles and difficulties still lie in the way of reunification.

The Korean Peninsula still remains divided not because there is no way of achieving reunification but because of the south Korean authorities' moves for achieving "unification through absorption." They are keen to internationalize the reunification issue, an internal affair, after coming out with varieties of "theories of unification" in a bid to stay in power whenever one "government" is replaced by another in south Korea.

The present south Korean puppet President Park Geun Hye let loose all sorts of sophism such as "confidence-building process on the Korean Peninsula" and "Dresden declaration" while peddling the reunification issue here and there.

She deliberately linked the reunification of Korea with German unification at the UN arena, openly disclosing her ambition for "unification through absorption."

Her behavior of peddling her own "theory of unification," seized by the idea of depending on foreign forces in total negation of the reunification formula on which the north and the south had already agreed is a revelation of disregard of the other party and policy of confrontation and a serious provocation.

The danger of the moves pursued by the south Korean authorities lies in that they not only repeat the confrontational racket kicked up by their predecessors but seek a sinister intention to stoke anti-DPRK atmosphere through "international cooperation" while dreaming of achieving "unification through absorption," a dream which will only escalate the confrontation between fellow countrymen and bring a war to the Korean Peninsula.

If the international community truly hopes for reunification, stability and reunification of the Korean Peninsula, it should clearly understand that the present north-south confrontation precisely means the confrontation of the formulae for reunification and the anachronistic attempt of the south Korean authorities at achieving "unification through absorption" is bound to bring a war, and support the reunification by federal formula agreed upon by the north and the south.

If the south Korean authorities are truly interested in reunification, they should not peddle the issue abroad but clarify their stand on whether they can respond to the national discussion on the issue of reunification by federal and confederal formulae agreed upon by the north and the south, to begin with.

The DPRK will make consistent efforts to foil by the concerted efforts of the nation the reckless confrontational racket being kicked up by the south Korean puppet forces in collusion with outside forces, being indifferent to the interests of the nation, and pave a wide avenue for independent reunification.

(KCNA - October 1 , 2014)