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Kim Urges Change In Security Law

President Kim Dae-jung says that the National Security Law should be revised even if North Korea does not change the statutes of its Workers' Party.

"By doing so, we can demonstrate the supremacy of our system, which is the path that we should take," Mr. Kim said on Saturday at the Blue House.

"There are some who claim that it is premature to relax the National Security Law, when North Korea adheres to its North Korean Workers' Party statutes," he continued. "But such claims go against the reality reigning between the two Koreas."

Mr. Kim cited the Nobel Peace Prize, which he won in 2000, and international calls to improve human rights, as legitimate reasons for the country to amend the draconian National Security Law.

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