Pyongyang, September 17 (KCNA) — The spokesman for the Korean National Peace Committee released a statement today denouncing the Japanese authorities for zealously slandering the DPRK over its successful launch of an artificial satellite “Kwangmyongsong No. 1.”
The spokesman said:
Even today when it has been confirmed that the DPRK launched an artificial satellite for a peaceful purpose, the Japanese authorities and politicians are letting loose venomous outpourings against the DPRK, crying that it poses “military threats” to Japan.
Their hysteric behaviour only reveals their own ignorance.
It is clear what they seek in their anti-DPRK racket.
The spokesman further said:
Japan has launched 68 satellites since it orbited its first satellite in September 1975.
Has Japan ever informed us of their launch of satellites and rockets?
The world’s peaceloving people are following with vigilance the moves of Japan which is pushing ahead with the militarization of the space.
At this very juncture, Japanese politicians are hurling slanders at the DPRK.
It is as clear as noonday that they are intentionally conducting to the anti-DPRK campaign in an attempt to step up Japan’s militarisation.
The Japanese authorities must stop the anti-DPRK racket at once, clearly knowing that the world’s peaceloving people are following with sharp vigilance Japan’s plan to become a military power and its space development, a country which unleashed the pacific war and plunged world people into war holocaust, rather than the launch of an artificial satellite in the DPRK.
If Japan is truly interested in peace and security in northeast Asia and the rest of the world, it must give up its militaristic scheme at once and apologize and compensate for its history of unethical crimes in imposing immeasurable disasters and sufferings upon the Korean people and other Asian nations.
The Korean National Peace Committee strongly denounces Japanese politicians for conducting an anti-DPRK racket over the launch of an artificial satellite in the DPRK and calls upon the world’s peaceloving people to keep a watchful eye on the vicious moves of Japan to become a military power.
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