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Japanese authorities must act with discretion

Pyongyang, September 7 (KCNA) — The spokesman for the Korean committee for solidarity with world people released a statement today lashing out at the clamourings of the Japanese authorities about “countermeasures” as regards the successful launching of an artificial satellite in the DPRK.

The spokesman said:
When they had no knowledge of our scientific study for a peaceful purpose, the Japanese authorities spread rumours that the DPRK made a missile launching test and conducted a frantic anti-DPRK racket, crying that they are “regrettable” and that they are “threatened.” Worse still, they unilaterally suspended direct flights between the DPRK and Japan with outcries for a “countermeasure” and adopted a “resolution” against the DPRK at the house of representatives and the house of councillors.
After it was reported that the DPRK succeeded in launching an artificial satellite, they kicked up a row, alleging that the satellite was not located.
This shows that they have not yet discarded a hostile policy toward the DPRK.
We would like to ask the Japanese authorities whether some countries including Japan had launched artificial satellites after notifying other countries about the launching.
Isn’t it shameful for them to launch frantic anti-DPRK rackets over the DPRK’s launching of an artificial satellite for a scientific study?
Their anti-DPRK racket including “countermeasures” and “adoption of a resolution” revealed their ignorance of in international usage and their vulnerability. In other words, they brought only disgrace to themselves.
They will be held wholly responsible for all the serious consequences of the anti-DPRK rackets they have conducted, unilaterally suspending direct flights and adopting a “resolution” against the DPRK in the diet.
They must look straight at the trend of the times, discard the anachronistic anti-DPRK hostile policy at once and act with discretion.
Availing ourselves of this opportunity, we express the expectation that the Japanese organisations and people from all walks of life who value friendship between the peoples of the DPRK and Japan will conduct brisk activities to check the reckless anti-DPRK rackets of the Japanese authorities against the trend of the times.

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