Pyongyang, July 25 (KCNA) — The Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Post and Telecommunications of Japan is nowadays pressurizing 140 autonomous bodies across the country to reexamine the tax reduction and exemption for the facilities associated with the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) after making an investigation into the facilities in the areas under their jurisdiction.
In this regard Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in a signed commentary terms it a very serious racket kicked up against Chongryon and a revelation of the most hostile policy of Japan toward the DPRK.
Japan is working hard to strangle Chongryon financially in a bid to destroy it, the commentary notes, and goes on:
Chongryon is a legitimate organization of overseas citizens of the DPRK. Japan’s attitude toward Chongryon precisely means its view and stand on the DPRK.
The Japanese reactionary forces are keen to use the anti-Chongryon racket and Japan’s hostile policy toward the DPRK as leverage for extremely straining the DPRK-Japan relations and realizing their wild ambition to stage a comeback to Korea. Precisely for this reason, Japan is so zealously toeing the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
Japan is oblivious of any legal and moral obligation.
The anti-Chongryon campaign of Japan is an unjustifiable violation of human rights and the principle of humanitarianism even in view of international laws including the UN conventions calling for the protection of minorities, the guarantee of all rights to them and the elimination of discriminations against them.
The above-said reckless moves of Japan may entail serious consequences.
The Japanese reactionaries would be well advised to immediately stop their reckless acts of driving the DPRK-Japan relations to an extreme pitch of tension.
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