Pyongyang, September 25 (KCNA) — Rodong Sinmun today comes out with a signed commentary lashing out at anti-DPRK, anti-Chongryon rackets being staged in all parts of Japan.
The commentary says:
The Japanese reactionaries and right-wing gangsters are further intensifying smear campaigns against the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon). This is part of their moves to stifle the DPRK and a deliberate and premeditated political trick to threaten Chongryon and Koreans in Japan and hinder their patriotic activities.
What is intolerable is the fact that the Japanese authorities are conducting vicious anti-Chongryon rackets when they are inciting anti-DPRK feelings in Japanese society, crying that the DPRK fired a “ballistic missile”, not an artificial satellite.
While spreading “fear of missiles” in Japanese society, they are fostering violent acts and hostilities against Chongryon and Korean nationals in Japan. This is an offspring of the extreme anti-DPRK hostile policy aimed at an ulterior political purpose.
They must clearly know the seriousness of the situation, arrest those responsible for criminal acts and take an immediate step to prevent the recurrence of hostilities and suppressive campaigns against Chongryon and Koreans in Japan.
We will follow future acts of the Japanese authorities.
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