Pyongyang, June 25 (KCNA) — The Japanese reactionaries recently passed the bill on north Korean human rights calling for applying economic sanctions against the DPRK through the Diet, pulling it up over its “abduction issue.”
Commenting on this, Minju Joson Sunday says:
The independent national economy in the DPRK is not such a weak one to be affected or shaken by sanctions from other countries. What matters here is that the DPRK-Japan relations are at the lowest ebb due to the Japanese reactionaries’ irresponsible attitude.
A starting point in solving the issue between the DPRK and Japan is for the latter, an assailant, to apologize and compensate to the Koreans, the biggest victims, for the hideous crimes committed against them in the past.
The Japanese reactionaries are distorting the reality, asserting that the issue of bilateral relations has not been settled due to the “abduction issue”.
They are hyping the “abduction issue” in the process to solve the relations between the DPRK and Japan in a bid to evade apology and compensation for the crimes it committed in the past.
Their far-fetched refusal to pay for the huge debts they owe to the Koreans indicates that they have no willingness to improve the bilateral relations.
The Japanese reactionaries hope to see worsened DPRK-Japan relations as they seek to evade their commitment to settle their past crimes. That’s why they have deliberately bedeviled the relations with the DPRK, zealously supporting the U.S. hostile policy toward it.
Japan is chiefly to blame for having pushed the DPRK-Japan relations to the worst phase. It goes without saying, therefore, that Japan will have to be held fully accountable for all the ensuing consequences.
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