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Assaults on Korean Students in Japan Flailed

Pyongyang, July 24 (KCNA) — We bitterly denounce with towering national resentment the criminal terrorism openly committed against Koreans in Japan, regarding it as a hostile provocation against the DPRK and the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and an intolerable insult to the Korean nation, declares Rodong Sinmun Monday.

Commenting on the threats and assaults committed in an unbroken chain against Korean students in Japan these days, the analyst says:

Such incidents that occurred in a few days of mid-July alone number more than 110.

The Japanese authorities are under international duty and legal and moral obligations to fully ensure and protect the democratic national rights and personal safety of the Koreans in Japan, victims to aggression and war policy, and their children, with a sense of responsibility. They can never evade this in any case. Nevertheless, national discrimination and violence against Koreans in Japan are committed without hesitation still today. We can never remain an onlooker to this.

The threats and assaults on Korean students committed without letup nowadays in Japan are not mere crimes of a few gangsters. They are crimes committed on the extension line of the Japanese reactionaries’ moves to stage a comeback to Korea and under their hostile policy against the DPRK and Chongryon.

The DPRK has already warned the Japanese authorities that the encroachment upon the national rights and vital rights of the Koreans in Japan is immediately an infringement upon the sovereignty of the DPRK and made it plain that they will have to pay a dear price.

The Japanese authorities would be well advised to look straight into the seriousness of the matter and take an urgent measure to prevent the recurrence of hostile acts against Chongryon and the Koreans in Japan, concludes the commentary.

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