Pyongyang, September 18 (KCNA) — Of late the Japanese authorities, claiming that the DPRK’s launching of an artificial satellite is the launch of a ballistic missile, made public “suspension of the negotiations for the normalisation of diplomatic ties between the DPRK and Japan, food assistance and Koryo airliners’ flight to Japan” as “countermeasures.” they are crying for “international pressure” against the DPRK at the UN Security Council. They have gone the length of saying that even though there is the launch of an artificial satellite, they will not lift sanctions against the DPRK and that a “blow” should be dealt to a missile base.
In this regard, Rodong Sinmun today runs a signed commentary captioned “Japanese authorities should stop acting rashly.”
The Japanese authorities, groundlessly claiming that the launch of artificial satellite is that of a missile, are engaging themselves in a frantic anti-DPRK campaign. We cannot allow it at all.
All the Korean people bitterly denounce their reckless campaign as a vicious provocation against and challenge to the DPRK and the Korean nation, the news analyst says, and continues:
We are entitled to make Japan pay dearly for its past crimes. We are determined to do so with any conceivable means.
The Japanese reactionaries are afraid of that determination, to the extreme.
They are now trying to find an excuse to realise their wild ambition for the building of Japan into a military power. By describing the DPRK’s launching of the artificial satellite as the launch of a missile they intend to step up the building of Japan into a military power and make a breakthrough in overseas aggression.
The Japanese authorities attempt to frighten the Korean people with “countermeasures,” “international pressure” and “blow.” their attempt is a foolish daydream.
We have so far lived and will live in the future, too, without normalising the relations with Japan. We do not beg for the normalisation of the DPRK-Japan relations, leaving our pride and independence hurt. We will live our own way.
We mean what we said.
If the Japanese authorities misjudge the situation and continue acting rashly, they will entirely be held responsible for the ensuing catastrophic consequences.
The belated regret is of no use.
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