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DPRK on Alleged Test-firing of Long-Distance Missile


PYONGYANG, September 2 (KCNA) -- The spokesman for the Korean Asia-Pacific Peace Committee issued a statement today accusing Japan of making a fuss these days about a long-distance missile launching test that Japan says was carried out by the DPRK.

The spokesman says:

High-ranking officials and other politicians of Japan are making provocative remarks against the DPRK over a missile launching test that they say was carried out by the DPRK. They describe the test as something "regrettable" and "dangerous" and claim that the test made it difficult to improve relations with the DPRK.

It is imprudent for Japan to say this or that, unaware of what the DPRK did, a missile test or anything else.

Japan's behavior is ridiculous, indeed, in view of the fact that Japan is zealously developing long-distance vehicles and other up-to-date weapons and paving the way for overseas aggression, having worked out "guidelines for Japan- U.S. Defense Cooperation."

Many countries around Japan possess or have deployed missiles. Japanese politicians, however, hurl mud only at the DPRK while being unaware of the background. They emanate from the longstanding hostile policy toward the DPRK.

Japan has so far thrown a wet blanket over the magnanimous attitude of the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government for development of good relations between the two countries, by answering it with anti-DPRK campaign.

Japan must necessarily pay for the 40 odd years of its occupation of Korea and murder of Koreans and plunder.

We bitterly denounce Japan for making a fuss over the matter that belongs to our sovereignty while being unaware of its background.

We warn Japan to face up to reality, act with discretion and renounce its anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK at once.


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