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North Korean media: Aim Sought by S. Korea-Japan Military Cooperation

January 16, 2011

The following article is reprinted with permission from Korea News Service (KNS), Tokyo, citing North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang.

Rodong Sinmun on Aim Sought by S. Korea-Japan Military Cooperation
January 16, 2011

Pyongyang, January 16 (KCNA) — Defense ministers of south Korea and Japan at the talks on Jan. 10 blamed someone’s “provocations” and discussed the issue of establishing a “close cooperation” system to cope with them.

Rodong Sinmun Sunday observes in a signed commentary in this regard:

South Korea is tightening in real earnest its military nexus with Japan, covering up its crime-woven past. This is little short of paving the way for Japan’s reinvasion.

This is, at the same time, an act of vitiating the atmosphere of dialogue and negotiations between the north and the south and harassing peace and security of the region.

Japan has worked hard with bloodshot eyes to secure a legitimate pretext for its military overseas expansion. To cite an example, some time ago the Japanese prime minister openly expressed his intention to discuss the issue of dispatching “Self-Defense Forces” to the Korean Peninsula to rescue Japanese in “contingency.”

The recent military talks held between Japan and south Korea were obviously aimed at putting into practice the former’s scenario for staging a comeback to Korea. Such sophism about someone’s “provocations” and the like let loose at the talks were just rhetoric to cover up its sinister purpose. Japan is now availing itself of the mounting tension between the north and the south to prod the south Korean authorities into laying a springboard from which it can stage a comeback to Korea.

The south Korean authorities are turning their eyes away from the goodwill offer from fellow countrymen while unhesitatingly tightening the nexus with the Japanese reactionaries keen to launch a war of reinvasion against the Korean nation.

If they are interested in the improved inter-Korean relations and peace on the peninsula even a bit, they should give up military cooperation with foreign aggressors, an act quite contrary to dialogue.


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