Tokyo, September 16 (KNS-KCNA) — Vice-Chairman Kim Thae Hui of the Central Standing Committee of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) called a press conference in Tokyo on September 16 and issued a statement denouncing the Japanese authorities for their anti-DPRK campaign in the wake of the DPRK’s launching of an artificial satellite.
He told reporters that the Japanese authorities insisted on DPRK’s launching a “missile” and unilaterally took sanctions against the DPRK, clamouring about a “threat” to Japan.
Some politicians and authorities of Japan cried for “additional steps” such as “suspension of remittance” of Koreans in Japan and the “freezing of their assets.” some news media-related people uttered obscenities. Right-wing gangsters and ruffians of Japan are outraging and threatening Chongryon organisations at all levels, students of Korean schools and other Korean citizens in Japan and violating their human rights.
That threw a wet blanket over the shared desire of the peoples of the DPRK and Japan for peace and the improved relations between the two countries. It is a big blot on history.
Firstly, the Japanese authorities should immediately stop pursuing the hostile policy towards the DPRK and lift sanctions.
Secondly, news media of Japan should admit an announcement of the DPRK that the recent launching of the artificial satellite was for peaceful use and development of science and technology and replace biased reports designed to incite prejudice and hostility against the DPRK with unbiased ones.
He also strongly demanded that the Japanese authorities take steps to prevent the threats to and outrages against Chongryon and Koreans in Japan, particularly, students of Korean schools in Japan.
He warned that if an unexpected situation is created as a result of their refusal to take such steps, they cannot flee from the responsibility for the ensuing consequences.
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