"By Our Nation Itself" is Korean for "No more Americans"


"By Our Nation Itself" also appeared in North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un's New Year's speech that prompted the current talks between the foes, who technically remain at war after their post-World War II satellite states fought for three years on opposite sides of the Cold War in the early 1950s. Kim said he wanted to reopen a dialogue with South Korea "over the issue of improving inter-Korean relations by our nation itself" in order to "defuse the current military tensions," as quoted by The Nation. South Korean President Moon Jae-in immediately accepted.


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