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North Korea Abandons Pursuit of Reconciliation with the South, Announces Kim Jong Un

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made a dramatic and historic decision by announcing that his nation will no longer work toward peace with South Korea. 

State media reported on Tuesday that Kim is calling for a rewriting of North Korea’s constitution to eliminate the idea of shared statehood between the two war-divided countries. 

This drastic move marks the abandonment of a decades-long pursuit of peaceful unification 

based on a shared sense of national homogeneity between the Koreas.

The decision comes amid heightened tensions fueled by the accelerated pace of both Kim’s weapons development and South Korea’s military exercises with the United States. This tit-for-tat escalation has raised concerns, with experts speculating that Kim might seek to diminish South Korea’s influence in regional security matters. 

Additionally, Kim may be signaling a desire to engage directly with the United States over the nuclear standoff, which has intensified due to disagreements over U.S.-led sanctions against North Korea’s growing nuclear weapons program.

Kim may be trying to support the legitimacy of his escalating nuclear policy by labeling the South as an eternal foe rather than a possible partner for peace. This theory allows for preemptive nuclear strikes in the event that the North feels threatened in its leadership. 

North Korea’s Stance in Acute Confrontation

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has made a dramatic and historic decision by announcing that his nation will no longer work toward peace with South Korea.

This shift in posture is also part of Kim’s broader strategy to strengthen partnerships with Moscow and Beijing, breaking out of diplomatic isolation and increasing leverage against Washington.

The North Korean leader went further by abolishing key government agencies responsible for managing relations with South Korea. 

The Supreme People’s Assembly stated that the two Koreas are in an acute confrontation, dismissing the notion of South Korea as a diplomatic partner. 

Using joint military drills, US strategic military deployments, and trilateral security cooperation with Japan as examples, Kim criticized South Korea and the US in his speech for the rising tensions.

Kim called for the rewriting of North Korea’s constitution to define South Korea as the North’s primary foe and invariable principal enemy. This constitutional change would specify that North Korea intends to occupy, subjugate, and reclaim South Korea as part of its territory in case of another war on the Korean Peninsula. 

Additionally, Kim ordered the removal of symbols representing inter-Korean reconciliation, intending to eliminate concepts such as ‘reunification,’ ‘reconciliation,’ and ‘fellow countrymen’ from the national history of the republic.

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