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DPRK calls for ending confrontation

By Xinhua

 DPRK calls for ending confrontation
This undated picture released from the DPRK's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on July 5, 2014 shows DPRK leader Kim Jong-un (left) inspecting the drill of the Korean People's Army (KPA) ground, naval, air and anti-air forces for landing on an island at an undisclosed place in North Korea. (Photo / AFP)

PYONGYANG - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday called for ending confrontation on the Korean Peninsula and improving north-south ties, the official KCNA news agency reported.

The DPRK made a four-point proposal clarifying its principles and stances on easing tensions on the peninsula and achieving "independent reunification" of the nation, one day before the 20th anniversary of the death of its former top leader Kim Il-sung.

The DPRK government called on both sides on the Korean Peninsula to end reckless hostility and confrontation and blaze a road toward reconciliation and unity, the KCNA quoted a statement as saying.

The DPRK asked the Republic of Korea (ROK) to make a bold decision to change its confrontational policy and suspend all kinds of north-targeted military exercises it plans to conduct with "outsiders."

"The north and south should never fall victim to outsiders keen on catching fish in troubled waters through the division of Korea, " it stressed.

Pyongyang proposed halting inter-Korean military hostilities on June 30, but the proposal was rejected by ROK's Unification Ministry in charge of inter-Korean affairs, saying it lacked sincerity.

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