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KCNA Flails Japan’s Attitude toward Six-Party Talks

Pyongyang, July 20 (KCNA) — The international community is becoming increasingly concerned about the role of a filibuster to be played by Japan at the forthcoming six-party talks.

Hosoda, chief cabinet secretary, and Machimura, foreign minister, expressed their intentions on July 14 and 15 to raise the “abduction issue” at the six-party talks, uttering that Japan remains unchanged in its basic policy to take every opportunity to strongly assert the settlement of the “issue.”

Given the remarks made by the Japanese chief executive at the G-8 summit that Japan would not establish diplomatic relations with the DPRK unless the “abduction issue” is settled, it is clear to everyone that the extremely egoistic and double-dealing political and diplomatic stand of Japan on the international arena will conflict with the generally accepted interests of the international community.

The six-party talks remain unchanged in their basic orientation and nature that the talks should substantially contribute to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
It is in this context that the parties concerned except Japan have made every possible effort in various aspects to create an atmosphere for the resumption of the talks.

Japan has busied itself to divert the orientation and atmosphere for the six-party talks into those serving its mean interests.

The real purpose sought by Japan through the six-party talks is to bring up the already settled “abduction issue” for discussion at the talks, the matter not relevant to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, in a bid to create an atmosphere unfavorable for the DPRK and fish in troubled waters.

The behaviors of senior most officials of Japan go to clearly prove that they do not want the resumption of the six-party talks, the settlement of the nuclear issue and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Japan has so far stood in the way of six-party talks.

At the previous rounds of the talks Japan impertinently raised the “abduction issue,” asserting that the talks should not take up the nuclear issue only. This chilled the atmosphere of the talks and deliberately threw hurdles in the way of discussing their agenda items.

Japan will find nothing to do at the future six-party talks even if it attends them unless it drops its crooked viewpoint and way of thinking. Its participation would only create more complexities to the talks.

The negative role played by Japan at the previous rounds of the talks compels the DPRK not to deal with Japan even if the talks are resumed.

The invariable attitude of Japan towards the multi-party talks only increases disillusionment with it.

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