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PYONGYANG, March 23 (Itar-Tass) —— North, South and foreign headquarters of the Pan-Korean Alliance for Reunification (BomMinRyon) offered to all Koreans to develop an active movement for the protection of peace in March-April in order to foil aggressive plans of “the mongers of war” on the Korean Peninsula. This organization said in a statement made public on Friday that all Korean political parties and organizations in North Korea, South Korea and other countries will support this initiative of the alliance, which “is seeking for a peaceful and independent reunification of both states on the peninsula.”
The statement also contains sharp criticism towards South Korean authorities, which commit military provocations along the demarcation line in the demilitarized zone, where “even a minor incident may result in large-scale military actions.”
“The Koreans cannot stay passive observers while South Korea has been carrying out large-scale military exercises on the land, in the air and the sea already for two months,” the statement runs. Last November the Pan-Korean Alliance of Reunification celebrated the 21st anniversary.
This organization dates back to November 20, 1990 that “made it possible for patriotically minded Korean forces to consolidate closer and create a joint pan-Korean movement for reunification,” the North Korean central newspaper Rodong Sinmun reported. The newspaper noted that BomMinRyon has a good organizational structure and has regional offices in North Korea and South Korea and foreign countries.
The newspaper reported that the alliance succeeded to “to make major successes for the mobilization of the Koreans for the struggle for reunification” under two joint declarations, which were approved in North Korea and South Korea on June 15, 2000 and October 4, 2007 and became the symbols of national reconciliation and improvement of inter-Korean relations.
The June 15 joint declaration was signed during the then South Korean President Kim Dae-jung’s visit to Pyongyang, where the latter met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. North Korea considers this document “as a landmark on the way for reunification of the homeland for changes in the fate of the whole Korean people.”
On October 4, 2007, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun signed the declaration on peace and common prosperity of eight clauses at a ceremony in Pyongyang. This document summed up the results of the inter-Korean summit in 2007. The declaration contains the appeal to peace between two Koreas, common prosperity and the end to hostile relations in the military sphere.