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Minju Joson on Japan’s Wretched Situation

Pyongyang, June 28 (KCNA) — Japan that has tried its luck in the bid for a permanent seat at the UN Security Council is now at a loss what to do, finding itself in an awkward position after the U.S. announcement of a proposal on UN reform, says Minju Joson in a signed commentary today.

In case Japan supports the U.S. proposed UN reform, that will glaringly reveal once again to the international community its policy of toeing the U.S. line and this will touch off worldwide criticism of Japan, thus forcing it to stand isolated diplomatically, branded as a Jude of modern version, the commentary says, and goes on:

The present political confusion in Japan is attributable to its pursuit of a mode of diplomatic activities with main emphasis on winning support of a specific state.

It was against this backdrop that Japan favored the U.S. policy in the international community whether it liked it or not, caring not to hurt the U.S. feelings, and it did not shun such shameful deed as rolling up its sleeves in implementing it. Typical examples are the stand and attitude it took whenever the U.S. was driven to a serious political impasse in such matters as the Iraqi war and the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula.

As for the U.S. which Japan worships as God, it is not so kindhearted as to take the lot of its junior ally into consideration, defying its own political loss. Actually the U.S. turned its back on the UN reform proposal of group 4, fearing that its approval would play down its own political status and say among the permanent members of the Security Council.

Japan should draw a lesson from this, though belatedly.

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