S. Korean Authorities′ Moves
to Internationalize Theory of 'Unification through Absorption' Blasted
Pyongyang, May 6 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Disarmament and Peace Institute of the DPRK Foreign Ministry Friday issued the following statement:
The south Korean authorities have recently taken an ill-boding move to peddle the theory of "unification through absorption" in the international arena.
"Unifying the systems" in the reality of the Korean Peninsula precisely means "unification through absorption".
It is well known that the present authorities of south Korea adopted "unification through absorption" as a state policy from the outset and have persistently pursued it.
They advocated "no nuke, opening and 3 000 dollars" right after they took office, called for instituting "unification tax" last year and advanced the proposal for achieving "three-phase unification." All this was a policy for confrontation based on "unification through absorption".
They invited ambassadors of neighboring countries to participate in the debate on unification in Seoul recently and staged a farce of advertising the above-said theory.
Nonsensical and dangerous is the theory of "unification through absorption" touted by the present rulers of south Korea.
The U.S. and Japan lost nearly 20 years due to their repeated DPRK policy failures under the miscalculation that the DPRK would collapse just as East European countries did. It was a hard reality that they compelled the DPRK to have access to nuclear weapons in the end.
Under the situation where there is deep-rooted distrust between the north and the south and huge armed forces are standing in confrontation with each other, any attempt on the part of a side to swallow the other side up would inevitably spark a war.
The neighboring countries are required to ponder over what consequences would bring to the Korean Peninsula by their behavior agreeing to the above-said theory.
If they are truly interested in the reunification of the Korean Peninsula, they should pay attention to the proposal for achieving reunification by federal formula already solemnly clarified internally and externally by the June 15 joint declaration.
The said proposal of the DPRK is the best one for peaceful reunification as it guarantees feasibility and helps avert war because it presupposes the co-existence of the present systems in the north and the south.
The proposal is a reasonable one in line with the interests of the neighboring countries because it presupposes the neutrality of a unified state.
A sinister aim is lurking behind the south Korean authorities' moves to internationalize the above-said theory in a bid to make the debate on it heated.
The so-called "waiting strategy" pursued by them in inter-Korean relations is now going bankrupt.
The international community is now aware that the tense situation on the peninsula reached the brink of war last year entirely because of the south Korean authorities' confrontation policy. It is now, therefore, becoming increasingly assertive for resuming the inter-Korean dialogue to defuse confrontation.
Much upset by this, they are going busy to step up the debate on unification in a bid to create the impression that "contingency" is imminent in the DPRK and "unification under liberal democracy" led by them is drawing near.
Pressurized by the public at home and abroad to resume dialogue and negotiations, they are giving lip-service to "open-hearted" dialogue but, in actuality, making it impossible for dialogue to open by craftily raising unreasonable preconditions unacceptable to the DPRK.
It is a base scenario for them to justify their "waiting strategy" and bar their allies from coming out for dialogue with the DPRK or feeling any need to give humanitarian aid to it.
Those who study the reunification issue at home and abroad would be well advised to pay due attention to the truth about such debate on unification taking place in south Korea these days.