Pyongyang, April 20 (KCNA) — The Wall Street Journal recently disclosed the following data:
Every year the U.S. imposes on Japan and the south Korean puppet forces tens of billions of U.S. dollars needed for the upkeep of its forces and building of its new military bases.
Until 2017 south Korea has to cover 93 percent of the total funds for the expansion of Phyongthaek base for the U.S. forces while Japan 94 percent of the total funds for the construction of U.S. marines air force base in Iwakuni, Japan and 12 billion U.S. dollars all of which is required for the transfer of Futenma military base in Okinawa. The U.S. even forced Japan and south Korea to bear the cost for the construction of large-scale U.S. forces military base on Guam and in other areas in the Asia-Pacific region.
Commenting on this, Rodong Sinmun Wednesday says that the U.S. is justifying its arms buildup as the one for protecting its mainland and its allies while spreading the story of “threats” from someone, but this is nothing but a pretext.
The U.S. seeks to realize its strategy for dominating Asia-Pacific by emptying the money bags of its war servants and henchmen, the commentary notes, and goes on:
The impacts several big powers in Northeast Asia have on economy and military are now spreading to other regions, to say nothing of the Asia-Pacific region. In contrast, the sphere of U.S. economic and military domination is getting narrower. The U.S. is now compelled to cut down military spending as consequences of squandering a stupendous amount of funds for the aggression and war in the past.
It is making desperate efforts to keep its position as the “world’s only superpower” in the Asia-Pacific region, but it is too late. Now it has no other option but to reach out its hand to its war servants for help. This is just the last ditch wriggling of the U.S. before falling down into the abyss of ruin. Also miserable is the position of Japan and the south Korean puppet forces working hard to prolong their remaining days by clinging to the coattails of the U.S.
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