Indomitable spirit of defending fatherland

June 25 editorial

EDITORIAL
By Rodong Sinmun - June 25, 2019

69 years have passed since the outbreak of the Korean war by the U.S. imperialists.

In the three-year fierce war the Korean people displayed matchless spirit of sacrifice and popular heroism, beating back the aggressors, honorably defending the freedom and independence of the country and strikingly manifesting the dignity and prestige of the country.

The brilliant victory won in the war was a great one brought about by the indomitable spirit of defending the country displayed by the Korean people who unhesitatingly laid down their lives for the party, the leader and the country.

The spirit of defending the country displayed in the 1950s is the great spirit of the times, inheritance of the revolutionary spirit of Mt. Paektu created in the flames of anti-Japanese struggle, and serves as an excellent textbook for the class struggle against imperialism.

Today our revolution is making a steady progress on a new higher stage under the leadership of the great party.

Our might has become incomparably stronger than that in the 1950s when we held rifles to stand against the formidable imperialist forces possessed of A-bomb. We are fully ready to fight any war now.

The spirit of defending the country in the 1950s represents the soul of Juche Korea which instills warm patriotism into the Korean people and propels them to heroic exploits.

(Abridgment by KCNA - June 25, 2019)