Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) — The Japanese reactionaries are becoming more undisguised than ever before in their acts to infringe upon the sovereignty and dignity of the Korean people. This is evidenced by the fact that Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan Hosoda asserted at the joint meeting of officials of the Liberal Democratic Party concerned with the Cabinet held on March 24 that the issue of Tok Islet should be brought to the International Court of Justice. This comes under fire by a signed commentary of Minju Joson Tuesday. It says:
The Korean people will never allow the Japanese reactionaries to infringe upon the sovereignty and interests of the Korean nation and bring again war disasters to Asia.
Tok Islet, though small, is a symbol of the sovereignty of the Korean nation and its precious treasure which can not be bartered for anything.
The Korean ancestors discovered the islet earlier than the Japanese and listed it as a treasure of the country. It has long been used by Koreans to make a living.
Japan’s claim to the islet betrays the true colors of the robbers who are keen to loot others’ things.
The modern history of Japan is recorded with its invasion and plunder of other countries.
The present political situation in Japan reminds one of the idea and fervor for overseas invasion veiled with what it called “nationalism” and “patriotism” which had prevailed there before its launch of continental aggression in the past.
Frustrating Japan’s moves to grab the islet is an issue of protecting the dignity and sovereignty of the Korean nation and, at the same time, a just struggle for checking the Japanese militarists’ ambition for overseas expansion and preserving peace and security in Asia and the rest of the world.
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