Pyongyang, July 20 (KCNA) — Japan has not yet won confidence of the international community for it has threatened global peace and security. Its bid for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council is aimed to become a political power and use it for holding hegemony in Asia and other parts of the world. Rodong Sinmun Wednesday says this in a signed article.
Japan set it as an ultimate goal of its diplomacy to sit on the U.N. Security Council this year which will mark the 60th anniversary of the world body and to this end, it has busied itself soliciting support from big countries and showing off its moneybags before developing countries to lure and bribe them, the article says, and goes on:
Japan’s pitch for a permanent seat on the UNSC would prevent the world body from properly fulfilling its mission and achieving the purpose of its reform.
Japan is still recorded as an “enemy state” in the UN Charter. Its bid for the seat is, therefore, prompted by its ambition to reinvade Asia and conquer the world. The world has already branded Japan as one of the most dangerous aggressor forces disturbing the present international peace order. The country is not entitled to talk about global peace.
Japan should not be allowed to sit on the SC in order to ensure the efficiency of the world body, too.
Japan’s diplomacy is characterized by its blind submission and servitude towards the U.S. The country bereft of independence is accustomed to reading the U.S. face before clarifying its stand on any international issue. In case Japan, which acts at the beck and call of its American master without its own principle, is allowed to sit on the SC, that will only mean one more vote for the U.S.
That may also entail such adverse consequences as impairing the authority of the U.N. Its prestige is bound to be damaged if permanent membership of the SC goes to Japan because Tokyo has failed to win confidence from its neighboring countries, to say nothing of the international community. Japan’s wrong attitude and stand toward its past history of aggression have greatly enraged the Asian people. The ultra-right forces in Japan are desperately negating and justifying the aggression committed by the Japanese imperialists in the past. Japan is the only war criminal state and a defeated nation that has not yet admitted its past crimes nor made any apology and compensation for them.
It is prompted by the childish way of thinking peculiar to Japan that money is everything no matter how severe contempt it may suffer from the international community. The pitch for a permanent seat on the SC on account of its contribution to the UN can not be construed otherwise than a deliberate act to damage the confidence of the international community in the U.N. Japan would be well advised to honestly admit the crimes committed by it in the past, fully compensate for them and turn over a new leaf before impertinently eying a responsible post at the UN. This is an urgent task before Japan and the demand of the world. The world community should never allow Japan to take a seat on the UNSC unless it fulfills the above task.
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