Pyongyang, April 3 (KCNA) — The south Korean political circle is rejecting the Japanese government’s ambition to grab Tok Islet, according to radio reports from south Korea.
Ruling and opposition parties including the Uri Party charged that the action taken by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology to allow the description of Tok Islet as part of the Japanese territory in history and geography textbooks for high school students is a serious diplomatic provocation to the Koreans and an encroachment upon their spirit.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of south Korea in a statement demanded the Japanese government retract its assertion at once, dismissing it unreasonable and intolerable. It declared that south Korea would deal with the issue of Tok Islet in strong terms from the stand of defending the territory.
The ministry clarified its stand that the Japanese government’s behavior is unacceptable, telling the Japanese ambassador in Seoul that the description of Tok Islet in high school textbooks in Japan is a wanton violation of the sovereignty of Korea.
The south Korean ambassador to Japan also lodged a protest with the Japanese Foreign Ministry against this matter on March 31.
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