North Korea media denounces Japan’s UN Security Council bid as the shameless act of a political pygmy
The following commentary is reprinted with permission from Korea News Service (KNS), Tokyo, citing North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang.
Japan’s Shameless Bid to Sit on UNSC Denounced
September 26, 2010
Pyongyang, September 26 (KCNA) — Okada, former foreign minister of Japan, had separate talks with foreign ministers of different countries making up the Caribbean Community and Common Market on Sept. 1. There he begged them to support Japan’s bid for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, uttering such sugar-coated words that Japan would render technical aid to those countries through cooperation for their economic development.
Minju Joson Sunday observes a signed commentary in this regard:
Japan’s desperate efforts to create circumstances favorable for assuming permanent seat of the UNSC is a shameless and impertinent act of a political pigmy.
Japan has been recorded as an enemy state in the UN Charter as it invaded Asian countries including Korea and imposed immeasurable miseries and disasters upon the people in those countries in the past.
It has not yet shaken off the disgraceful fame of an enemy state.
It has made neither repentance nor reparation for its past crimes but tried hard to calm down the international community’s demand for the settlement of the past crimes through statement of “apology”.
No country in the world has so persistently denied and distorted its past crimes and evaded abolition of them as Japan.
Japan is a chief culprit upsetting the strategic balance in Northeast Asia and threatening peace there as it opted for becoming a military giant and launching overseas expansion, challenging the wishes of humankind for peace.
It is as clear as noonday that Japan will more openly rush headlong into overseas expansion if it is allowed to sit on the UNSC.Therefore, Japan should be the first target to be excluded in the discussion of the issue of expanding the permanent members of the UNSC.
Japan should sincerely reflect on its past blood-stained crimes and liquidate them before giving its eye-teeth for the responsible seat of the UNSC the mission of which is to champion international justice, democracy and peace.