Pyongyang, April 22 (KCNA) — Rodong Sinmun Friday in a signed article denounces the Japanese reactionaries’ shameless moves to grab Tok Islet
aiming at reinvasion of Korea.
These moves are a revelation of their criminal design to launch reinvasion of Korea at any cost, availing themselves of the changed situation in the international arena, the article observes, and goes on: The Japanese militarists’ moves to seize the islet were prompted by their ulterior aim to provide a military guarantee for the unlimited interests of the Japanese monopoly capitalists that have grown corpulent to the maximum in the 21st century and establish military supremacy in the Asia-Pacific region.
By raising a claim to Tok Islet the Japanese reactionaries seek to spark a war of reinvasion of Korea under the pretext of regaining “their land” without being branded as an aggressor.
It is the calculation of Japan that bringing Tok Islet, four southern Kuriles of Russia and Diaoyu Islands of China under its control would help it hold a very favorable military strategic position in Northeast Asia. The Japanese reactionaries, therefore, attach great importance to their operation to grab Tok Islet.
These moves have rendered the situation on the Korean Peninsula tenser and resulted in building a structure of confrontation between the whole of Korea and Japan.
The prevailing situation requires all Koreans in the north and the south to shatter the Japanese militarists’ moves for reinvasion through national cooperation. If all Koreans in the north, the south and overseas pool their ardent patriotic will, they can deal a deadly blow at the Japanese militarists who run amuck like a puppy knowing no fear of a tiger and force them to stop coveting Korea again.
The army and the people of the DPRK take a serious view of the Japanese reactionaries’ moves to grab Tok Islet as part of invasion of the inviolable land of Korea. If they dare spark a war of reinvasion against Korea the army and people of the DPRK will mobilize all military potentials built up so far and deal deadly blows at them.
Their moves to seize the islet will only drive Japan to a final ruin. They should keep this in mind and stop at once the robber-like moves to grab Tok Islet.
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