Pyongyang marks the 4th of July 2021 with the 49th anniversary of the ‘July 4th North–South Korea Joint Statement‘. It was an agreement signed by Northern and Southern Koreas for the first time since the Korean Peninsular division and represented the initial steps towards Korean reunification.
Sadly, both sides have not been able to see eye to eye on so many issues and the Korean Peninsular remains divided till today.
Pyongyang has long considered the US as a hostile external influence affecting the Korean reunification. If you want a better understanding of the their political decision making process, I invite you to read this written work by the late Chairman Kim Jong Il that was published 10 days after the July 4th North-South Joint Communiqué: “Let Us Struggle Resolutely to Implement the Three Principals Of National Reunification by Kim Jong Il“