Pyongyang, March 7 (KCNA) — Now the Korean people find it hard to repress towering rage at Japan displaying increasing frenzy in its moves against the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, far from redressing its past crimes even in the new century, declares Rodong Sinmun in a signed article today.
Noting that Japan is getting more undisguised these days in its pressure on and suppression of Chongryon, the article brands the dastardly slander and suppression of its organizations and infringement upon the human rights of their members in Japan are immediately an encroachment upon the sovereignty of the DPRK and a vicious political provocation against it.
The anti-Chongryon moves of the Japanese reactionaries are aimed to impair the authority and dignity of the DPRK and incite hostile feelings against Chongryon and the DPRK among the Japanese by hurling abuses on Chongryon and thus create a public atmosphere for staging a comeback to Korea, the article notes.
Citing facts laying bare the persistent anti-DPRK moves the Japanese reactionaries have committed from long ago, taking advantage of the malicious hostile policy of the U.S. imperialists against it, the article goes on:
Their moves against the DPRK and Chongryon are criminal acts that can never be tolerated.
They should clearly know that they cannot pull the prop from under the DPRK and Chongryon, no matter how desperate they may get in the campaign against them. Their hysteric campaign only makes the Korean people renew their rock-firm resolution to settle account with Japan, the sworn enemy, at any cost.
Japan should be well aware of this and stop at once its virulent anti-Chongryon and anti-DPRK moves which are causing a grave situation, the article concludes.
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