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NK warns against use of `primary enemy`

Posted March. 06, 2001 11:31,   


The Rodong Shinmun, press organ of the North Korean ruling Workers` Party, advised Sunday that Seoul should refrain from using the term ``primary enemy`` and other expressions with reference to its inter-Korean dialogue partner.

In an editorial, the communist party mouth-piece said the South avoid the use of words and behavior that could be considered insulting to Pyongyang, arguing that not doing so would be a sign of Seoul`s ``obsession with anachronistic ways of thinking.`` Now that the South and North have agreed to confirm the unification formula, it said, the South should discontinue efforts to seek further military alliances on the pretext of upholding national security.

Stressing that the two Koreas had reached firm agreement on a joint unification formula through the North`s lower-level confederation and the South`s federation proposals, the paper noted that the June 15 inter-Korean joint declaration should serve as the foundation for unification.

Kim Young-Sik spear@donga.com