Pyongyang, March 26 (KCNA) — The Japanese reactionaries on March 23 mobilized the Osaka prefectural riot police under the security bureau of the Tokyo Police Office to ransack six buildings, including the office of the Osaka Prefectural Association of Korean Workers in Commerce in Japan and houses of Korean residents.
The forcible search is part of another smear campaign against the DPRK and Chongryon (the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan) launched for a sinister political purpose to intentionally link the “abduction issue” to organizations and Korean residents under Chongryon and put pressure upon the DPRK, Rodong Sinmun says in a signed commentary today. .
The association of Korean workers in commerce, which the Japanese reactionaries called in question, has nothing to do with the “abduction issue”, the commentary says, and goes on: .
Japan inflicted untold misfortune and disasters upon the Korean people in the past, and its reactionaries raised the “abduction issue” as a shield to cover up this crime-woven past. It is well-known to everyone that they are now running amuck to make a provocative offensive against the DPRK with such issue. The recent case, too, is no more than a sort of plots invented to meet their sinister purpose.
In this way, they seek to whip up anti-DPRK, anti-Chongryon sentiment in the Japanese society and escalate their pressure and blockade against the DPRK in the plea of “public sentiment”. It has been clearly proven by the fact that the plotters informed TV, Internet, newspapers and other media in advance of the case and the planned search to cause a media frenzy. .
The Japanese reactionaries should stop such smear campaign against the DPRK and Chongryon at once on reason. Otherwise, they will be wholly held accountable for the consequences.
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