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KCNA Commentary Censures Japan for Invariable Militarist Ambition

Pyongyang, March 30 (KCNA) -- Shortly ago, the Japan Maritime "Self-Defense Force" (MSDF) put into commission its new Aegis destroyer Maya.
Japanese Defense Minister Kono said at the vessel-launching ceremony that the launch of the 7th Aegis would "improve the air defense capability of Japan", talking about the "increase of military threats from the DPRK and China".

The military buildup of the MSDF being pushed ahead under the pretext of threat from someone is nothing but a reckless act of the militarists hell-bent on realizing their wild ambition for a military giant.
As well-known, the newly-launched destroyer is the first one equipped with the new system of the Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC) for exchange of information between other destroyers, early warning planes, etc. of the "Self-Defence Forces" (SDF).

In case the radar of the destroyer fails in picking up a rocket or a plane of the opposite side, the destroyer can immediately receive relevant data from the U.S. forces. It also carries the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA interceptor jointly developed by Japan and the U.S.

The Japanese media reported that the MSDF plans to build more vessels equipped with the said system by next year, and thirteen early warning aircrafts to be bought from the U.S. in the future would also be equipped with the system.
In the final analysis, it means that Japan, which is banned from having the right of belligerency, the right to participate in a war and the right to have a regular army, became possible to share information with the U.S. forces on the ground and in the air and sea in real time and carry out any military operations as it wishes.

Herein lie the danger and gravity of Japan's moves for modernization of the SDF threatening peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the region.
Still now, Japan is working hard to boost the SDF's capability of fighting an actual war and open a road of reinvasion, availing itself of the U.S. policy for domination.

It has openly revealed the hostility towards its neighboring countries and its territorial ambition while ceaselessly staging joint military exercises with the U.S. on the ground and in the air and sea of the archipelago from the beginning of this year.
ITAR£­TASS disclosed the sinister intention of Japan, saying that the deployment of the Aegis vessel equipped with the new information exchange system is a link in the chain of the U.S. missile shield system in the Far Eastern region.

Shortly ago, Japan launched a "submarine-hunter" capable of tracking down and identifying even a sub hundreds of kilometers away to let it join the MSDF.
Arms buildup of the SDF and remarks that the main target of Japan is China and north Korea being openly heard from the island country go to prove that the wild ambition of the war criminal state to repeat the past history of aggression with the backing of its master remains unchanged.

The Japanese reactionaries should clearly understand that their reckless militarist hysteria is the root cause that brings only disaster and misfortune to the island country. -0-

KCNA Commentary Blames S. Korean Conservatives for Raising "North Wind"

Pyongyang, March 5 (KCNA) -- The south Korean conservative group is again whipping up the "north wind" hysterics.
In recent days, the group of traitors including the "United Future Party" is massively spreading the "rumor about the north's interference in general election", saying that the north is conducting the psychological warfare to agitate the public for judging the conservative political party through media and that it can commit a provocation.

As the saying goes, the leopard cannot change its spots.
The "north wind" racket is a stereotyped method employed by the conservatives every election time and a treacherous and unpardonable act for realizing the sinister political ambition of the conservative group to seize power by fanning the atmosphere of provoking confrontation with the DPRK and accelerating the rally of its forces.

Successive conservative forces of south Korea have persistently raised the "north wind" such as the "rumor about the intervention of the People's Army in the May 18 Kwangju Popular Uprising", the "rumor about the north's hacking into the network of the peasant's association" and the "rumor about the north's fabrication of the drone incident", and resorted to "security" racket whenever they were thrown into the political crisis.

This time, too, schemers are making desperate efforts to make an opportunity favorable for establishing a conservative regime by holding domination over National Assembly through the victory in the coming "general election" at any cost.

They are inciting the people to confrontation with the fellow countrymen, setting "the principled policy" towards the north as their election commitment and talking such nonsense that the north watches for every chance to invade the south and shows two faces of dialogue and provocation.

Shortly ago, traitor Hwang Kyo An was very emphatic about the possibility of provocation from someone at the hall of national assemblymen, saying that warship "Cheonan" sank by the provocation of the north, and south Koreans should not forget the young people's sacrifice.

It is, indeed, the shame of the nation that the traitors behave themselves recklessly to usurp the power while seeking a way-out in the confrontation with the fellow countrymen and escalation of tension, indifferent to the destiny and future of the nation.

Candlelight demonstrators desirous of peace, prosperity and reunification of the Korean peninsula and progressive development of the society spitted at traitors and immoral persons including the conservatives long ago.
As long as the group of traitors is not eliminated completely, the pain of national division which the Korean people suffer will further increase and the tragic submission to outsiders which the south Korean people have been subject to will continue.
The conservative group should be removed from the list of the nation as soon as possible. -0-

Japan Slashed for Its Wild Ambition for Expansion: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, February 4 (KCNA) -- Japan's wild ambition for expansion has reached its height.
Days ago, the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan approved an amendment to the law on establishment of Defence Ministry aimed at organizing space operation corps in the Air "Self-Defense Force" under the signboard of studying measures for evading collision of space debris and satellites and checking the attack of foreign satellites, and decided to submit it to the Diet.

The passage of the amendment through the Diet will provide Japan with a legal guarantee to turn the moves for space militarization for air espionage into the preparations of attack posture and the dangerous phase of practice.

Japan's space-related moves are linked directly with the moves for its military giant.
Japan enacted a deceptive "bill" on the use of space for peaceful purpose in 1969 and has since stepped up to seize space. It enacted the basic law on space which allows the use of space for military purpose under the pretext of the use of space for "defensive purpose" in 2008. It, not content with this, removed the legal barriers to space militarization by modifying an article that confines space development to peaceful purpose in 2012.

Japan has already established a system under which it can keep watch on the whole world including the DPRK round the clock with espionage satellites and has a rocket technology on a high level.

It is as clear as noonday that the development of offensive means and deployment the Japanese militarists have stepped up in accordance with the amendment to the law on establishment of Defence Ministry under such situation will bring a danger to the planet.

What should not be overlooked is that the Japanese reactionaries are making a fool of the international community by shamelessly claiming that their moves for a military giant are for "defence" and "the thing for coping with someone's threat".
At the regular Diet session convened on Jan. 20 Japanese Prime Minister Abe designated the DPRK, China and Russia as the main rival states that can attack its satellites and justified the establishment of the space operation corps.

With nothing the Japanese reactionaries can cover up the final aim for reinvasion.
The sordid intention of the Japanese authorities is revealed in the fact that they are whitewashing the past crimes, refusing to atone for them, revising the "Pacifist Constitution" and building up the SDF beyond the principle of "exclusive defense" and that politicians are letting loose remarks that Japan should grab others' land through by means of war.

Japan should not act rashly, mindful that it will fall into the abyss of ruin if it makes desperate efforts for a military giant, going against the desire of mankind for peace. -0-

KCNA Commentary on Japan's Intention for Constitutional Revision

Pyongyang, December 26 (KCNA) -- Japan is desperately going against the demand of the international community.
Prime Minister Abe revealed again his wild ambition to push ahead with the constitutional revision for black-hearted purposes during his tenure of office, saying at a recent news conference that he would carry out the constitutional revision at any cost.

Japan has made dispatch of the "Self-Defense Forces" to the Middle East a fait accompli and worked hard for it.
The Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito Party respectively held security meetings and approved the maritime SDF's dispatch to the Middle East. And reportedly, the Defence Ministry will give orders to dispatch the SDF next January, if a ministerial meeting decides on it.

The Japanese Defense Minister has visited the Middle East. Abe is going to visit there in mid-January next year and Japan is going to set up a supply center for Japanese warships in Oman located in the southeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula.
The desperate acceleration of the constitutional revision aimed at specification of the existence of SDF and hurried moves for the dispatch of SDF to the Middle East bring to light the sinister intention of the militaristic maniacs of Japan seeking to realize the wild ambition for overseas expansion after making Japan a country having the legality of going to war at any cost.

The Japanese reactionary conservative forces have always dreamed of the revival of the "Great Japanese Empire" which once bragged about its mightiness after putting the Asian continent under its control.
To this end, the reactionaries have worked hard to revive militarism and turn Japan into a military giant out of their will to avenge the defeat.

They developed SDF into full-fledged war forces equipped with modern weaponry in disregard of the "Pacifist Constitution" that bans Japan from having army and exercising the right to belligerency and the right to participate in a war.
If the constitutional revision, the last process for making a war state, is carried out, Japan will take the path of reinvasion under that legal guarantee.

Japan stretches out its tentacles toward various parts of the world under the pretext of "peace and security", "international contribution" and "war on terrorism." It is not a secret that its final goal is to realize the wild ambition for overseas invasion.
Japan once claimed that SDF dispatch to the Middle East is for "survey and research" aimed at ensuring security of the vessels related to Japan.

It hinted at the SDF's recourse to arms, saying "Japan may issue an order of maritime escort action not ruling out the use of weapons in an unforeseen situation." Abe talked rubbish that the vast sea from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean should be made a common asset of the international community. The 2020 defense expenses determined at a ministerial meeting of Japan hit an all-time high, 5. 3133 trillion yen. They are a clear proof of the wild ambition of the Japanese reactionaries for reinvasion.

Such moves of Japan oblivious of the bitter defeat in the past will only boomerang on it.
The international community will never pardon the Japanese militarists running riot to bring a terrible disaster to mankind again. -0-

Japan's Challenge to Current of Times and History Can't Be Tolerated: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, December 4 (KCNA) -- Many countries have made apology for and reflected on their wrongdoings of the past.
This year Britain returned cultural relics to Ethiopia, Germany made an official apology for the slaughter of civilians by a Nazi unit in Italy and France recently returned cultural heritage which it plundered in Senegal in 19th century.
This is an expression of the will of those countries not to commit the crimes again and a reflection of the international trend of promoting reconciliation and new development of relations among countries through the atonement for the past.

There is such a shameless country as Japan which swims against the trend.
Japan still refuses to admit, apologize for and make reparation for the monstrous crimes against the Korean people, other peoples of Asian countries and mankind.
Japan's past history is a crime-woven history of aggression, war, plunder and massacre.

In particular, Japan robbed Korea of its sovereign rights, a huge amount of natural resources and priceless cultural assets and destroyed them early in the last century. Its crimes are the worst ever known in history.
Japan's plunder of cultural assets started before its occupation of Korea and came to a climax during 40-plus year-long colonial fascist rule.

During the occupation of Korea, the Japanese imperialists took to Japan valuable historic relics which the Korean people created and preserved for thousands of years and destroyed what it couldn't carry away. They blew up the Mausoleum of King Kyonghyo (31st King of Koryo) in Kaesong and robbed relics equivalent to over 10 oxcarts.

Displayed at the Ueno Museum in Tokyo are hundreds of cultural assets of Korea which Hirobumi Ito, the first resident-general of Korea, had taken to Japan.
Displayed or kept at the Tokyo National Museum, big and small museums, universities and temples are cultural relics of Korea such as ceramic wares, metal handicrafts, mother-of-pearl handiworks, Buddhist statues, drawings, books and printing types. The number of the cultural relics of Korea added to those under private ownership is hundreds of thousands.

The plunder of cultural assets of Korea by the Japanese imperialists is not mere property plunder by individuals but a hideous state-sponsored crime designed to obliterate the Korean nation by dint of the government power and military power and an unpardonable international crime contrary to international laws.
Over 70 years have passed since Japan's defeat. But it has no an iota of consciousness over the mucky atrocities including plunder of cultural relics. It is totally denying and whitewashing them.

Japan, not content with this, runs amuck to revive militarism with the revanchist ambition for reinvasion.
Japan's attempt to flee from the responsibility for its foul past doubles anti-Japanese sentiments of the Korean people and mankind with sore affliction and scars.
Japan should stop the foolish act of challenging the current of the times and history and immediately atone for its past. -0-

Japan Is Dangerous Warmongering State: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, November 20 (KCNA) -- There will be no such country as Japan, which so much likes to use the word "peace" when referring to itself.
There are so many phrases it likes to talk about all the time -- "peace state", "peace constitution", "peaceful development", "proactive pacifism," etc.

But its actual behavior is contrary to those phrases.
The Japanese regime recently brought up for formal discussion the issue of dispatching an escort warship of the "Self-Defense Forces" to the Middle East. It built an ultra-modern submarine capable of conducting underwater operation longer than other subs, the biggest diesel-powered sub in the world, and put it in commission.

The Japanese authorities are insisting that the sub is for ensuring the security of its vessels and preserving peace. But as a leopard can't change its spots, Japan's abnormal behavior comes to be a denial to such insistence.

Now in Japan its past wars of aggression are openly embellished as "liberation wars" and such false notion that there will never ever be apology and reparation for them is getting stronger.
Japan instituted the "security legislation", "law on emergency", "law on special measures against terrorism," etc. They are just de facto evil war laws legally guaranteeing Japan's military operation anywhere on this planet with the right of belligerency and the right to participate in a war.

Japan is now going ahead with the final procedure of the constitutional revision to legitimize the existence of SDF.
Against this backdrop, the military principle of "exclusive defense" advocated by Japan in the post-war period has morphed into an offensive strategy and the offensive capability and operation scope of SDF have been further increased.

Some emboldened politicians of Japan are even spouting rubbish that Japan should grab others' territory through wars.
So, no country will be taken in by Japan's wordplay, no matter how desperately it may work to justify the overseas dispatch of SDF troops and arms buildup under the pretext of "protection" and "peacekeeping."

All the military moves of the archipelago nation are just aimed to turn Japan into a military giant and materialize its wild ambition for overseas expansion.
Now the Japanese reactionaries are getting crazier in their militaristic moves despite the strong concern and opposition by the international community.
Japan's moves for emerging as military giant and carrying out overseas expansion are bound to lead to invasion of Korea and other Asian countries and a war for conquering the world.

Japan is just a warmongering nation, against which the international community should keep vigilance.
Japan should not act rashly, understanding that the people, who suffered untold pain and misfortune due to the Japanese imperialists in the past, will never remain an onlooker to the militaristic moves of the island country. -0-

Miserable Situation of Japan Prolonging Days with Submission to Foreign Forces: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, November 5 (KCNA) -- A written complaint for a radical revision of the unfair "Japan-U.S. status of forces agreement" was unanimously approved at a recent Okinawa Prefectural assembly.
The agreement grants extraterritorial status to the U.S. forces in Japan, and Okinawa housing over 70 percent of the U.S. military bases in Japan has long suffered tremendous losses due to backbreaking defrayal, ceaseless crimes, various incidents and environmental destruction.

Protest resolutions and letters of complaints adopted at the prefectural assembly following the accidents caused by the U.S. forces numbered one hundred as of 2012, which vividly shows how strong the rebuff of the Japanese public is to the mean government.

Minju Joson Blasts Military Conspiracy between U.S., Japan and S. Korea

Pyongyang, October 17 (KCNA) -- The military chiefs of the U.S., Japan and south Korea held the "talks" in the U.S. recently. At the U.S.-led "talks" they discussed "the plan for military cooperation" among the U.S., Japan and south Korea.
Minju Joson Thursday in a commentary says that the "talks" were a sinister conspiracy based on the U.S. scenario for strengthening the triangular military alliance of aggression.

The commentary goes on:
The U.S. claims that the "talks" have nothing to do with the general security of military intelligence agreement between south Korea and Japan, but it is a childish trick of trying to deceive others.

At the "talks" the U.S. stressed the necessity of the "military cooperation" between south Korea and Japan that are playing cat and mouse over the issue of the past crimes and the abrogation of the said agreement. This is aimed at strengthening the U.S.-Japan-south Korea triangular military alliance by making south Korea and Japan conclude the agreement again at any cost through the "talks".

The south Korean military's unhesitating attendance at the "talks" seeking the black-hearted purpose constitutes an unpardonable challenge to the mindset of the participants in the candlelight actions demanding that Japan atone for its past crimes and opposing its moves for reinvasion.
The south Korean military forces are taking an active part in the extremely dangerous military conspiracy due to the pressure of foreign forces, which is a traitorous act of running counter to the mindset of the participants in the candlelight actions.

It is crystal clear that the strengthening of the triangular military alliance will aggravate the situation in the Korean Peninsula.
If the south Korean military forces recklessly persist in swimming against the trend of the times, they will certainly face the more fierce condemnation by all the fellow countrymen and the international community. -0-

KCNA Commentary on Deceptive Nature of Japan's Rhetoric about "Abduction"

Pyongyang, September 20 (KCNA) -- "Specified missing persons" have been found one after another in Japan, deriding the Japanese reactionaries who repeatedly got vocal about the "abduction issue."
The Police Agency recently announced that a man of Yamagata Prefecture origin who went missing in 1983, giving rise to a claim that "possible abduction by north Korea" can not be ruled out, was found dead in the country in April last year and a woman who was reported missing in 1990 was found safe in June this year.

In May and August the agency officially admitted that it "rules out the abduction possibility by the north" as the whereabouts of the residents who disappeared several decades ago were confirmed in the country.
As proved by the frequent release of statements by the police authorities, the "abduction issue" touted by the Japanese government is nothing but a clumsy charade which has no justification for being politicized and internationalized as it is just an internal issue in Japan.

Clear is the intention of the Japanese reactionaries unyieldingly talking about the "abduction" the falsehood of which has already been exposed to the public eyes.
In fact, Japan's issue of missing persons is an incurable phenomenon as it is the illness attributable to the corrupt political climate and the trend of the decadent society rampant with extreme misanthropy and almighty-dollar principle.

According to data, 100 000 persons have "evaporated" from Japanese society every year since the 1990s and the rate of suicide is 60 percent higher than the global average.
The Japanese reactionaries groundlessly pull up the DPRK, describing suicides and missing persons, inevitable products of the social evils, as abduction victims. Their behavior is a cunning trick to cover up the vice of unpopular far-right conservative politics and divert the dissatisfaction of the people.

The "abduction issue", signboard of Japan's political diplomacy at present, can not only be viewed as chronic vicious habit of the islanders who are accustomed to faulting others for no reason.
Their real intention behind the persistent spread of the "abduction issue" which has already been resolved is to evade the settlement of Japan's past by highlighting the tattered "abduction issue" amidst the hideous crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists in the past century against the Korean nation and create a favorable atmosphere for Japan's militarization by inciting the bitterness toward the DPRK in Japan and abroad.

No trick can ever cover up the truth, however.
The Korean people remember the bitter history of the abduction of Koreans historically committed by Japan and burn with anger at the moves of the shameless Japanese reactionaries styling themselves the victims.
Japan should clearly understand the Korean people's will to settle accounts with Japan and stop persisting in the absurd deed. -0-

KCNA Commentary Ridicules LKP's Wild Ambition for Power

Pyongyang, August 28 (KCNA) -- Of late, the "Liberal Korea Party" of south Korea on the verge of ruin is busy rallying like-minded forces under the signboard of "great unification of the conservatives."
Hwang Kyo An, representative of the party, said that "all conservative right-wingers should pool their efforts and share the same intention to check the tyranny of Moon Jae In." Ra Kyong Won, floor leader of the party, calls for merging with "Parun Mirae Party".
These are nothing but a political trickery for realizing their ambition to seize power.

To look back on history, the group of conservatives has worked hard to extend the influence of its party while raking up even conservatives antagonistic towards each other with the "presidential election", elections to the local self-governing bodies and others as occasions.
The same is the purpose sought by the "Liberal Korea Party" in calling for "mega-merging of the conservatives".

After the Park Geun Hye "government" was impeached by the candlelight demonstrators, the south Korean conservative group has faced the most serious crisis.
Under the situation where they have support rate going into tailspin even in Taegu and North Kyongsang Provincial region, the place called the stronghold of the conservatives, it is as clear as noonday that it is difficult to expect their coming back to power.

In the final analysis, the "mega-merging of the conservatives" much touted by the "Liberal Korea Party" aims at finding its way out of rock-bottom by gathering the scattered conservative remnants and laying a springboard for coming back to power in the election of the "National Assembly" next year.

But the sinister intention of the traitors group only boomerangs on them now.
The more loudly they call for the "mega-merging of the conservatives", the more openly the greed of Hwang Kyo An and his group for power is revealed and the more serious the factional conflict and contradiction get.

It is not difficult to guess what consequences will be entailed in case of leaving the traitors group, seized with usurpation of "power" irrespective of the will and demand of the people, reviving.
It is clear that the second Park Geun Hye regime will be created, bringing the clouds of a war to hang over the Korean peninsula and driving the south Korean economy and people's livelihood to a catastrophe.

Therefore, the south Korean people ranging from schoolchildren to the aged are waging a more dynamic struggle to dismantle the group of conservatives, chanting slogans "Arrest the remnants of Park Geun Hye" and "Dismantle the LKP seeking south-north confrontation and war."

It is a warning to the conservative group that they had better give up the dream which will inevitably bring about its ruin.
The south Korean people from all walks of life will certainly take to the grave of history the LKP group which makes desperate efforts to bring back the dark age. -0-

War Rehearsal Will Bring Disastrous Consequences: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, August 17 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and the south Korean authorities keep staging joint military drills for aggression despite warnings from the DPRK and denunciation from the international community.
This is an open denial and an outright challenge to the historic DPRK-U.S. joint statement in which commitments were made to establish new DPRK-U.S. relations and build lasting and durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean Peninsula.

Now the U.S. makes all descriptions, claiming that the on-going exercises are mock exercises for confirming the south Korean army's ability to take over the wartime operation control.
But the aggressive nature of the actual maneuvers, the war rehearsal for stifling the DPRK by force of arms, can neither be covered up nor justified in the bright world today.

Experts on the situation, commenting on the joint military exercises, pointed out that "they are not favorable for building mutual trust and can entail countermeasure of the DPRK as they still take the DPRK for an imaginary enemy" and that "they may render tense the situation on the Korean Peninsula again."
It is none other than the U.S. and the south Korean authorities who whet a sword to do harm to the DPRK behind the scene despite their lip-service for dialogue in front.

A stop to the joint military exercises is an issue which the man with the full command of the armed forces of the U.S. committed to do in person at the Singapore DPRK-U.S. summit in the world's eyes and an issue which was repeatedly committed to do at the Panmunjom DPRK-U.S. summit also.

However, the U.S. together with the south Korean authorities is resorting to the military action of openly pressurizing the DPRK, while describing it as "defensive one" and an "essential element" for combat preparations.

Military exercises always presuppose an actual war.
It is a well-known fact that the U.S. and the south Korean authorities grew proficient in the capabilities for fighting a war, steadily modifying and supplementing operational plans of all descriptions that presuppose a sudden preemptive attack on the DPRK for the past decades.

As acknowledged by the world people, the purpose of the war exercises targeting the DPRK has not changed.
The ultra-modern offensive arms and equipment including reconnaissance drone Global Hawk finding their unhindered way to south Korea and the war exercises that are constantly held clearly prove from where the threats hurting the security of our state come.

The war scenario which set the dialogue partner as an enemy is no longer exercises when they are put into a phase of implementation.
No law stipulates that the one side may backtrack from commitments and only we have to fulfill them.

The right answer for removing all the potential and direct threats posed to the security of our state is the constant development of powerful physical means and their deployment for an actual war.
The U.S. should keep in mind that our repeated warnings are not hot air. -0-

Peace and War Exercise Can Never Go Together: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) -- The south Korean authorities remain persistent in joint military exercises against the north despite the opposition and denunciation at home and abroad.
In June, the south Korean military warmongers conducted in secrecy a joint infiltration training targeting the DPRK in collusion with U.S. troops in south Korea.
The training was carried out at the U.S. military base in Uijongbu City, Kyonggi Province to get familiar with such provocative military actions as "infiltration and search into underground facilities in the north" and "removal of WMD key components".

On the other hand, the south Korean navy together with warships of the U.S. Seventh Fleet conducted a joint submarine drill codenamed Silent Shark under the simulated conditions of searching, tracking and destroying the "enemy" submarine in the waters off Guam some days ago.
These are dangerous hostile military moves against the trend of peace created on the Korean peninsula.

It is a prerequisite for improving the inter-Korean relations and ensuring peace on the Korean peninsula to call an overall and permanent halt to anti-north war drills, the root cause of confrontation and war.
However, the present south Korean "government" orchestrated a "handshake of peace" in public, and behind the scene, holds joint military exercises against the fellow countrymen in collusion with outsiders.

It persists in kicking up joint military exercises, which the north and the south already promised to stop, by changing their codenames. Such double-dealing deeds go to clearly prove that the confrontational maniacs remain unchanged in their black-hearted intention to stifle the DPRK by force.
In the past, precious opportunities for peace, prosperity and improvement of the inter-Korean relations on the Korean peninsula faded away due to the vicious moves of the traitors against reunification who threatened their dialogue partner.

What matters is that the present south Korean authorities reproduce the past tragedy never to be repeated.
Peace and war drill, improvement of the bilateral relations and hostile military moves can never go together.

The south Korean authorities should ponder over the consequences to be entailed by their frequent war drills at a crucial time when the future of the north-south relations is threatened.
The south Korean authorities had better stop their reckless suicidal acts and come back to the proper stand at an early date. -0-

Japan Is in Dock: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, July 18 (KCNA) -- A south Korean court recently ruled that Japanese war criminal businesses must make reparation to the victims of conscript labor forced by the Japanese imperialists.
In defiance of the decision, the Japanese authorities claimed that the postwar reparation issue had been "completely and finally settled", and clamored for counter-measures. And they went the lengths of imposing restrictions on export to south Korea.

Japan's shameless moves enrage all Koreans as it went abusive and reckless, far from making an apology and reparation for the thrice-cursed crimes it committed against the Korean nation, and even took the absolutely unjust retaliatory economic measures.
What should not be overlooked is that Japan is pulling up the DPRK under an absurd excuse that "key materials for semiconductor production may find its way into the north via south Korea".

This is a cunning artifice to justify the unreasonable economic retaliation by disguising it as an "issue related to national security" and "international issue," which constitutes a revelation of the trite hostile policy towards the DPRK and an intolerable political provocation against it.
Japan has no say as it still remains in the dock of the court of history.

The Korean nation suffered great human, material, spiritual and moral damage from the long occupation of Korea by the Japanese imperialists and their brutal colonial rule over it, and its aftereffects still continue along with national division.
Notwithstanding, the Japanese reactionaries have persistently evaded the atonement for the past while benefiting from adding fuel to the aggravation of situation in the Korean peninsula and the escalation of confrontation between the north and the south of Korea.

Though an unprecedented trend of peace settles in the region, Japan is running amuck to sacrifice the interests of the Korean nation and the peace of the region for its political tactics while putting all sorts hurdles in the improvement of the DPRK-U.S. and inter-Korean relations.

In fact, Japan has cried out for "cooperation in sanctions and pressure" on someone and "solidarity", if there is anything beneficial to it, but if not, it has not scrupled to hurt anyone. Such dishonest behavior of the island country shows to the international community once again how untrustworthy Japan is.

It is quite natural that Japan is put on the periphery of the trend of regional situation over the Korean peninsula.
Japan had better atone for the past first, well aware that it is in the dock. -0-

KCNA Commentary Warns Japan against Going Wild

Pyongyang, July 2 (KCNA) -- Japan has become all the more pronounced in its arms buildup.
Recently the Japan defence minister announced they would go ahead with the plan for the deployment of Aegis Ashore in defiance of domestic and international rebuff.

The interceptor missile system touched off a great contention at home and abroad ever since the decision for its introduction in 2017 for its specifications far beyond the defence requirement, namely its firing range longer than THAAD and its ability to turn into an offensive weapon when loaded with a cruise missile.

Whenever they faced international opposition the Japanese authorities justified their moves, claiming "its deployment is inevitable to cope with threats from north Korea".
What matters is that the deployment is being pressed forward today when the Korean peninsula and the region have greeted the unprecedented warm wind of detente by the proactive efforts by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The Japanese reactionaries' push for the deployment clearly indicates their desperate bid to become a military power.
Japan's military capabilities are huge enough to seize the world with panic.
This year Japan set defence expenditure to be record 5 257.4 billion yen and has been keen on bolstering the preemptive attack capabilities of the "Self-Defence Forces" including the possession of a carrier and the development of a long range cruise missile and weapon-grade computer virus, after shaking off the veil of "exclusive defence".

The SDF which has taken up attack capabilities have made overseas expansion the "regular" part of their activities with the scope of their military operation ever increasing as part of the efforts to get versed in fighting a war.

The Asahi Shimbun on May 29, referring to Japan's possession of the biggest number of F-35 series fighters of all the U.S. allies, clarified that SDF's warships which will be equipped with carrier ability before long would operate in the India-Pacific theatre, being loaded with F-35B.

Japan now claims its moves for becoming a military power is aimed to contain the advance of neighboring big powers.
As for Aegis Ashore, last year it decided to keep the efforts for its introduction despite less threat from north Korea, clearly indicating whom the interceptor missile system is aimed at.

All facts prove that the descendents of samurais remain unchanged in their ambition to become the "leader" of Asia through ceaseless arms buildup.
The international community will never pardon the Japanese reactionaries going wild to inflict another horrible disaster upon humankind.
Miserable consequences are bound to follow reckless frenzy. -0-

Rodong Sinmun Marks Anniversary of June 10th Independence Movement

Pyongyang, June 10 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Monday dedicates an article to the 93rd anniversary of the June 10th Independence Movement.
The barbarous suppression of Koreans by the Japanese imperialists led to an anti-Japanese popular demonstration on June 10, 1926.

The June 10th Independence Movement waged across Korea was an eruption of the pent-up grudge of the Korean nation against the severe colonial rule by the Japanese imperialists and a popular patriotic anti-Japanese struggle to retake the country and establish the sovereignty of the nation.
Upset by the indomitable will and patriotic spirit of Koreans, Japanese army and police made desperate efforts to suppress the escalating demonstration.

The cruel massacres of Koreans by the Japanese imperialists stained the country with the blood of the innocent people.
During their occupation of Korea, the Japanese imperialists made no scruple of slaughtering Koreans in a bid to exterminate the entire Korean nation. As a result, a great many Koreans lost their lives.

Notwithstanding, the Japanese reactionaries are craftily trying to evade the responsibility for the settlement of the past crimes, denying them.
No matter how much water may flow under the bridge, Japan's past crimes will never be put in oblivion. Its desperate efforts can never swim against the truth of history and justice. -0-

S. Korean Authorities Should Break with Idea of Confrontation: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, May 25 (KCNA) -- Recently, the U.S. Strategic Command made public that the south Korean military authorities took part for the first time in the nuclear attack drill Global Thunder that took place secretly at an air force base in North Dakota State, U.S. in November last year.
As known, Global Thunder drill is an annual global nuclear war drill that has been conducted in secrecy under the direction of the U.S. Strategic Command with the involvement of the 5th Bombing Group with B-52Hs and the 91st Missile Group with Minuteman-3s.

The U.S. had openly claimed in 2017 that one of the main purposes of the Global Thunder drill is to get familiar with the operation for striking the nuclear facilities in the DPRK.
Then, we cannot but ask the south Korean military authorities what happened in the Korean peninsula last year.

They signed the historic April 27 Panmunjom Declaration, the September Pyongyang Joint Declaration and the north-south agreement on military field last year. However, they went so shameless as to take part in the U.S. nuclear attack drill aimed at a preemptive attack on the DPRK behind the scene. This is another perfidious act against the compatriots in the north.
Such act is just one of many typical examples of disguised hostile acts persisted in by the south Korean military in collusion with the U.S. against the trend of the north-south reconciliation and peace.

The south Korean military, failing to drop the past evil habit of perpetrating military provocations, has ceaselessly conducted joint military drills in collusion with the U.S. against the DPRK though they had to be ceased.
The U.S.-south Korea joint military drill Alliance 19-1 and joint air drill were conducted in March and April this year. And plans of war drills against the DPRK are being mapped out even at this moment.

Nevertheless, the south Korean military is asserting that the military drills conducted by the army of the DPRK within its territorial land and waters under its regular drill plan are running counter to the idea of the north-south agreement on military field.
This is just the height of shamelessness.

The south Korean military is pursuing military confrontation, far from making efforts to develop the north-south relations and preserve peace and security on the Korean peninsula. This proves that the south Korean military doesn't actually want north-south reconciliation and cooperation and peace.
The above-said disguised act of the south Korean military, to say nothing of the open hostile acts they committed so far, constitutes an unpardonable provocation against the compatriots in the north. It draws bitterer disillusion and anger of all Koreans.

Dark cloud comes before a storm.
The south Korean authorities should cleanse themselves of the black-hearted confrontational idea and take a proper stand to honestly implement the north-south declarations and the agreement on military field.
All Koreans will never pardon the confrontational moves of the south Korean military going against the trend of north-south reconciliation and peace. -0-

Enraged S. Korean Mindset Is Signal of Second Candlelight Resistance: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, May 8 (KCNA) -- South Koreans are becoming increasingly stronger in their demand for the dissolution of the "Liberal Korea Party"(LKP).
The petition movement for LKP dissolution that was occasioned by the display on the notice board of Chongwadae of a posting reading "I am beseeching that LKP is disbanded and the country is propped up" now appears to have an explosive dimension, according to local media.

The number of petitioners has exceeded 1.7 million in eleven days.
This eruption of rage and hatred of the furious south Koreans against the conservative group points to the public mindset as eager as that at a time of the past candlelight resistance when they ousted traitor Park Geun Hye and toppled her dictatorial regime.

The strong demand for the dissolution of the LKP by the broad spectrum of south Koreans shows that the traitorous political party has gone to the extremes in going roughshod against the trend of the times and the mindset of the people.

Now getting intent on disrupting the current of new history on the Korean peninsula, the conservative group is pleading with the outsiders to go ahead with the north-targeted war drills and is getting desperate in their bid to bring back the stand-off and danger of war in the past.

Openly citing the release of Park Geun Hye with acquittal and revocation of impeachment, the group tries to make its dream for power come true, in defiance of the mindset of candlelight demonstrators.

What the LKP has done are high-profile crimes that deserve severe punishment; slandering of the May 18 Kwangju Popular Uprising, insult to the bereaved families of ferry Sewol disaster victims and bullying acts at the "National Assembly" sessions, to name just a few.

The conservative group is now going roughshod though it was pushed to a tight corner, severely punished by history. This situation proves that the group of traitors, trouble-maker of the nation, has to be thoroughly purged.

Daily increasing zeal for the disbandment of the LKP is a signal of the second candlelight resistance.
There was a candlelight rally demanding the immediate dissolution of the group of evils LKP in Kwanghwamun Plaza, Seoul on May 4 with over 2 000 people of different social standings in attendance.

The broad spectrum of south Koreans will lead the on-going movement to furious mass movement for the annihilation of the conservatives.
The group of conservatives which does people only disservice, looking down upon them, will surely face a miserable fate of being severely punished by the enraged people. -0-

KCNA Commentary Derides Political Pigmy Japan

Pyongyang, April 18 (KCNA) -- Japan is going dull-witted, swimming against the trend of the times.
The political dwarf which raved hoarse about the DPRK's "possible transshipment" in the seas last year is again floating the "suspicion about sea dealings", inviting world criticism.

At the recent G7 foreign ministerial meeting in France, the Japan foreign minister pleaded several countries to closely cooperate for the thorough-going implementation of "sanctions resolutions" on the DPRK and for curbing north Korea's oil purchase through vessel-to-vessel transfer.

The Japan chief Cabinet secretary is now speaking about eliciting international support for the settlement of the issue of "Japanese abductees" by north Korea at the UN session slated for in May.
Japan going helter-skelter to prop up the international cooperation system for pressure on the DPRK only arouses worldwide derision as it further pronounces its position sidelined from the current trend over the Korean peninsula issue.

As was taken note of by the world, the historic first session of the 14th Supreme People's Assembly reconfirmed the fundamental principle of the state-building of the DPRK to build up its strength and build socialism by its own efforts from a firm independent stand to defend its sovereignty and dignity and achieve genuine prosperity, given the specific conditions faced by the Korean revolution and under the prevailing complicated international situation.

It is foolhardy to resort to such thoughtless act to browbeat the DPRK, a country pushing forward the drive of building a powerful socialist country, while meeting the hostile forces' sanctions with strong spirit of independence and self-reliance.

The broad spectrum of the international community today extend firm support and solidarity to the DPRK which propels the situation on the peninsula and the region to d?tente, peace and development, while reliably guaranteeing the security of the country and happiness of the people under the high-held banner of independence despite the sanctions and pressure imposed by the hostile forces.

But only the narrow-minded Japanese reactionaries, who fall short of discerning the trend of the times, cling to the hackneyed stand-off in their desperate bid to turn the table around.
The Japanese government has made it its policy to "invariably go ahead with the past policy of pressure on the DPRK through international cooperation" and is increasingly tightening sanctions against the DPRK.

Question is what the purpose is behind such moves.
The hostile acts of the Abe group brought it isolation in the international political arena.
The reason is because it has abused the aggravation of the situation on the peninsula as a pretext for justifying its bid for becoming a military giant.

The war criminal state Japan which launched aggression war against humankind and committed shuddering crimes against humanity in the last century has spurred the drive for becoming a military giant in the world eyes, citing the aggravated situation on the peninsula as a pretext.

The sea monitoring persisted by the Japanese reactionaries is designed to further escalate the situation on the peninsula, secure justifications for becoming a military giant and redress from a cold shoulder it got from the world.
Japan can never steer clear of standing international isolation, its will notwithstanding if keeps going idiot, stupid and senseless. -0-

KCNA Commentary on LKP Reckless Act

Pyongyang, April 4 (KCNA) -- Of late the true colors of the "Liberal Korea Party" (LKP) of south Korea, the party of traitors, have been more clearly revealed in disciplinary punishment on those who spoke ill of the Kwangju Popular Uprising.

As already known, in February three "lawmakers" from LKP claimed that the uprising was a riot raised by the north's special forces and that "May 18 persons of merit" were "a group of monsters" and described Chun Doo Hwan who suppressed the uprising as "hero", enraging the south Korean people.

The LKP coteries claimed that their remarks did not represent the official stand of the party and that there could exist differing interpretations of the historical fact so as to talk themselves out of difficulty. But they, upset by the bitter condemnation by the people from all walks of life, vowed to discipline them in accordance with the procedures in a bid to deceive the public.

Later they said that "other parties can use it in the by-election, and let the disciplinary punishment stand over after the by-election and then made the three members of the ethics investigation advisory committee of the "National Assembly" nominated by them resign so that the "National Assembly" failed to discuss the disciplinary measures against those who made reckless remarks.

All the facts clearly show that LKP coteries are immersed in avoiding the punishment by deception and procrastination and seeking their political ambition without guilty conscience about an insult to justice, truth and democratic spirit.
This is the true colors of the conservative and traitorous group that can never be seen otherwise.

The group of ultra-rightist conservatives hailing from the "Liberal Party" of Syngman Rhee set up and backed up the fascist dictatorial regimes, taking the lead in making the whole of south Korea a graveyard of human rights and democracy.
It was LKP ancestors who put Kwangju in a pool of blood under the lethal order that "you do not mind killing 70 percent of Kwangju citizens" and who positively supported the vicious regime of military gangsters.

LKP coteries, the descendants of the military fascist clique, have distorted and covered up the May 18 historical fact and insulted the victims so as to prevent the probe into the truth behind the uprising.
It is a tragicomedy that the group of traitors, who are trying to conceal their blood-stained past and revive the fascist dictatorship and defending those who spoke ill of the May 18 uprising, are talking about the "impartiality of disciplinary punishment" and "ethics investigation".
Unless the criminal LKP, the malignant tumor of the south Korean society, is removed, the second Kwangju massacre will be a matter of time.

The south Korean people will push ahead with their vigorous struggle to prove that the desperate efforts of the conservative and traitorous group are in vain to avoid the punishment by history. -0-

KCNA Commentary Slams LKP Coteries' Wild Dream for Revival of Dictatorship

Pyongyang, February 28 (KCNA) -- The reckless act of "Liberal Korea Party" (LKP) of south Korea has gone beyond the tolerance limit.
Some "lawmakers" and right-wing controversialists, making reckless remarks of connecting the Kwangju Popular Uprising with the DPRK, slander and insult the participants in the uprising and bereaved families of victims and praise homicidal maniac Chun Doo Hwan as a "hero".
The high-ranking LKP coteries defend ultra-right conservative riff-raffs, claiming that there could be different interpretations of history.

Judging from the distortion of history and open praise of the massacre ever known in history, the afore-said act can never be regarded as an act of human being with reason.
The reckless act of traitors is an unbearable insult to the martyrs of the uprising who shed their blood for democracy of society and an open challenge to the south Korean people aspiring to justice and truth.

The geographical name of Kwangju is engraved on the memory of the Korean nation and mankind as the meaning of a city of resistance and bloodbath.
Kwangju still informs the whole world of the bloody massacre ordered by traitor Chun Doo Hwan, throbbing with indomitable fighting spirit and soul of the participants in the uprising.

In 1987, AP made a report that Kwangju citizens called Chun Doo Hwan without title, the wound of the 1980 popular uprising remained unhealed and a placard in the street read "Chun Doo Hwan, you shall be retaliated".
Though decades have passed since the uprising, the south Korean people are getting stronger in their will to realize the desire of the martyrs of the uprising and force the homicidal maniac to dearly pay for his crimes at any cost.

But the LKP coteries are openly going against the public sentiment and the trend of the times.
Clear is what the conservative group seeks through hurling absurd abuses against the DPRK at a time when the north and the south are making concerted efforts to achieve the co-prosperity of the nation.

Its sinister intention is to block the reconciliation and unity of the nation and take revenge upon candlelight demonstrators and thus bring the darkness of dictatorship back to south Korea. It is, indeed, a group of flagrant traitors obsessed with fascism and confrontation with the fellow countrymen.

For fear of being shoved out of the times by the strong trend towards the improvement of the inter-Korean ties and peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula, the LKP coteries are making a last-ditch effort to stop it.
Though they are whipping up confrontation hysteria against the fellow countrymen by invoking the departed souls of Park Geun Hye and Chun Doo Hwan, it will only betray their true colors.

It is high time for them to awake from an illusion about the revival of the past.
South Koreans from all walks of life should eliminate the conservative group, dreamt of the past woven with dictatorship and bloody massacre, with the spirit they displayed in the just candlelight struggle that sentenced the traitor Park Geun Hye group to its doom. -0-

S. Korean Group of Traitors under Fire: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, February 8 (KCNA) -- The group of south Korean conservative traitors are keen on barring inter-Korean relations from developing onto the new stage by inflaming confrontation with the fellow countrymen from the outset of this year.
The conservative forces including the "Liberal Korea Party" dismissed the DPRK's sincere efforts as a "bogus peace offensive", voicing that "the work for improving inter-Korean relations and cooperating in economy advances too fast".

Meanwhile, they are whipping up confrontation hysterics, saying that "the north's action is part of a high strategy to rock the south Korea-U.S. alliance and cause discord in the south, the north's denuclearization is never credible and that they should focus efforts on substantially tackling the nuclear issue of the north".

The confrontation moves by the conservative forces that come as a setback to the development of inter-Korean relations against the trend of the times are nothing but a hysteric tantrum thrown by the most heinous traitors who are doomed, marginalized from the strong trend of national reconciliation, unity, peace and prosperity.

As acknowledged by the international community, last year the north-south relations underwent a dramatic change unprecedented in the history of national division spanning over 70 years.

The adoption of the historic north-south declarations has reversed the relations between them in the utmost extremes of distrust and confrontation to those of trust and reconciliation and brought a peaceful climate to the 3 000-ri land of Korea.

Just at the time when all the Korean nationals are pooling their minds and efforts for the better future of the nation, only conservative forces are unhappy with the reality and go off into confrontation hysterics taking issue with all the issues as to inter-Korean relations.

Even though the work for cooperation and exchange between the north and the south is a patriotic project for the unified development and co-prosperity of the nation and, at the same time, hugely benefits the south Korean economy and its people's living, they dismiss the work as a "drain on resources".

Not content with denying the valuable successes of last year, they viciously belittled them, remarking that "last year was a miserable year in which 10 years of security posture was severely hindered at the cost of enjoying a brief peacetime spanning one year".

What's more, they shamelessly uttered that "south Korea needs its own nuclear arms", in spite of the fact that they had turned the whole south Korea into the nuclear arsenal of outside forces.
How can today's climate of national concord and trend of peace on the Korean peninsula, which commands admiration from all the Koreans and warm support from the international community, be understood as "serious security crisis".

After all, the conservative group's oft-repeated "peace" means none other than confrontation and war.
The conservatives' mad acts just lay bare their nature as a trouble-maker of the nation, cancer-like entity, which has no desire for national reconciliation, unity, peace, prosperity and reunification.

No Koreans tolerate the group of traitors who attempt to revive conservatism and to retake power by keeping national division permanent.
So the south Koreans spit at the behavior of the group of traitors who got mad over their greed for power, saying that "their move was a political bait to win the favor of the voters by gathering the supporters for the conservatives".

As long as the traitors including the LKP which indulge in things harmful to the compatriots, not for the good of them, live and breathe, our nation's misfortune, pain, damage and disaster will get worse and last long.
The group of conservative traitors must be taken to the grave of history as soon as possible as they block our nation's efforts for reconciliation, unity and reunification. -0-

KCNA Commentary on Japan's Military Cooperation with Britain, France

Pyongyang, January 22 (KCNA) -- In recent days Japan is running highly fevered in their moves for building up military relations with Britain, France and others.

Shortly ago, Prime Minister Abe said in a joint press conference with his British counterpart that the British frigate Montrose would be dispatched to Japan early this year as part of measures for putting pressure on the DPRK. And foreign ministers and defense ministers of France and Japan had talks on the attendance of a French sea-patrol plane, frigate and nuclear carrier Charles de Gaulle in a joint drill with the "Self-Defence Forces" of Japan from April.

The Japanese reactionaries' escalated military cooperation with other countries under the pretext of the "DPRK issue" are the revelation of their wicked intention to worsen the situation on the Korean Peninsula at any cost by inviting other countries in their moves and thus speed up the moves to realize their ambition for reinvasion and revival of militarism.

A fresh climate of peace and stability is being created along with the downfall of the old confrontational structure at the present historic turning point that witnesses the improvement of the touch-and-go situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Japan is ostracized in the current trend of the international situation as it has been displeased to see such development of situation and has worked hard to reverse it. Nevertheless, Japan is scheming to take military actions together with France and Britain to worsen the situation, stunning the international community.

It is not fortuitous that foreign media including AFP ridicule Japan is taking precautions against China and north Korea by soliciting France in the situation that the Trump administration remains doubtful in its will to defend its Asian allies.

Today Japan's neighboring countries and regions need no tension to be caused by military threat against others, but remain quite contrary to Japan's war-thirsty remarks.
Therefore, it is a foolish behavior that the Japanese authorities try to make a progress in materializing their wild ambition for militarization and reinvasion with the backing of someone, while talking about sanctions and pressure, irrespective of the trend of the times.

In particular, the dispatch of warships mulled over by some countries to the waters around the Korean Peninsula under the pretext of implementing the UNSC "sanctions resolutions" comes to be a dangerous military provocation to infringe upon the sovereignty of the DPRK and incite tension and confrontation.

Worse still, they are going to take military actions against the DPRK together with Japan which does not get rid of the disgrace of an enemy state for inflicting untold holocaust upon Asians in the last century and is working hard to produce justification for its militarization by bedeviling the situation on the Korean Peninsula. This is incurring the great wrath of the Korean people.

The stabilized situation on the Korean Peninsula and in the region is never something that came true with ease, and any country desirous of genuine peace is bound to value the current situation.
To propel the development of the positive situation on the Korean peninsula, not to go against it, is the responsibility to be fulfilled by the UNSC member that is on a mission to ensure world peace and security.

Whoever goes against the peaceful trend created on the Korean Peninsula and in the region can never evade the blame for the consequences to be entailed by it. -0-

KCNA Commentary Calls for Liquidation of LKP of South Korea

Pyongyang, December 21 (KCNA) -- The "Liberal Korea Party" of south Korea which is pushed out of the trend of history towards peace and prosperity is loudly advertising its new "policy towards the north" to seek a way out.

Making foolish remarks about "denuclearization and peace", "economic cooperation" and "co-prosperity" which it has never spoken before, it claims that "this proved itself to be a political party to replace the present one as it has shaped a blueprint for peace on the Korean Peninsula" and that "it will reflect modified contents in its constitution and rules".

This is nothing but part of gimmicks to further incite the confrontation between the north and the south under the pretext of the nuclear issue and prolong its dirty political remaining days by winning the mindset of the people with its honeyed word "peace", out of its concern that if it persists in its conservative and cold-war policy, it may be further isolated and rejected.

However, the public in south Korea are sneering at such a farce of the conservative group.
In the past, the conservative group dashed along the road of treachery, driving the inter-Korean relations into a catastrophe with its sinister "policies towards the north" such as "denuclearization, opening and 3 000 dollars", "confidence-building process" and a "great opportunity of unification".

Still now when the inter-Korean relations and the situation on the Korean Peninsula have greeted a turning point, the conservative group, which is on the decline with each passing day after being sternly judged by history, is working hard to block the trend of the present situation with thoughtless remarks against the public sentiment.

When the north-south summit meeting and talks were held like lightning this year, it committed a treacherous act, saying the "negotiations between the north and the south without the nuclear dismantlement is an act of benefiting the enemy" and calling the meeting and talks a "gesture to avoid the sanctions by the international community".

It is just the conservative group that blustered that "it can never allow the 'National Assembly' to ratify the declaration sympathizing with the denuclearization without seeing its realization" and that it can never agree with an attempt for the ratification of the assembly as it is little short of trying to cooperate with the north in economy despite the practical sanctions by the UN Security Council and the U.S., thus making a mockery of and insult to the south Koreans who called for the NA approval.

As a crow can never be whiter for often washing, the conservative group can never conceal its despicable nature as the "party standing for war", "confrontation-oriented party" and "anti-reunification party" no matter how loudly it trumpets about "peace" and "co-prosperity".

The way for genuine peace and prosperity desired by all the compatriots is to thoroughly implement the historic Panmunjom Declaration and the "September Pyongyang Joint Declaration" agreed and solemnly clarified by the north and the south.

The LKP, a cancer-like entity in realizing peace and reunification, must not make a mockery of the people with its wicked wordplay but end its existence as early as possible. -0-

Japan Hit for Trying to Cover up Its Past Crimes: KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, November 28 (KCNA) -- Japan rattles the international community with the "abduction issue".
Of late Japanese Prime Minister Abe met with U.S. Vice-President Pence for cooperation in the "abduction issue".
On the sidelines of his visit to Singapore for attendance of an international conference he met with heads of Southeast Asian countries for mendicancy.
This is part of despicable moves for covering up the sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army and other hideous crimes committed by the Japanese imperialists.

As the DPRK has said in official statements, the "abduction issue" had already been settled by the DPRK's humanitarian measures.
The falsehood of the non-existent issue has been brought in a bolder relief as the truth behind the unscientific "evidence" advertised by the Japanese authorities insulting the sincerity of the DPRK government has been brought to light from the outset and "victims of abduction" have been discovered one after another across the archipelago.

The persistent anti-DPRK racket by the Abe group proves what the group seeks under the pretext of the "abduction issue".
The international community has already branded Japan as a war criminal state against humanity.

During the illegal occupation of Korea the Japanese imperialists pursued the barbarous policy of forced conscription and labor drafting, took more than 8.4 million young and middle-aged Korean people to battlefields and slave labor sites, drove 200 000 Korean women into sexual slavery for the Imperial Japanese Army and killed more than one million innocent Koreans.

If Japan is truly interested in human rights, it should have called into question the unprecedented crimes against humanity and make reflection, apology and reparation.
Japan still describes itself as a "victim" and claims that "the abduction issue is the first and liquidation of the past next".

Japan is making desperate efforts to distort history for whitewashing the past crimes at home and to calm down the demand of the international community for an early reparation for the hideous crimes.

Clear is the conclusion.
Japan's oft-repeated "abduction issue" is nothing but the extension of the moves designed to direct world focus at the DPRK and hide the crimes.
If Japan thinks that a mean trick can hide its past, it is mistaken.

The typical example is that the "foundation for reconciliation and recovery", a product of plot of Japanese reactionaries to get rid of the issue of the sexual slavery in return for a petty amount of money, was dissolved in south Korea on November 21.
The liquidation of the past is a legal and moral obligation for Japan before the Korean nation and mankind.
A trick of Japan to bury in oblivion the history of aggression and plunder goes to fully show its illegal, immoral and shameless image before the international community.
Japan should face up to the reality and immediately stop hiding its past crimes. -0-

KCNA Commentary on S. Korean Conservatives' "Security Offensive"

Pyongyang, October 24 (KCNA) -- The south Korean conservative group has gone to extremes in its racket of confrontation with the compatriots in the north.
During the "parliamentary inspection of the administration" the conservative group led by the "Liberal Korea Party" termed the issue of turning the disputed waters in the West Sea of Korea into peace waters, which was specified in the military agreement for implementing the Panmunjom declaration, something like "being lured into the tactics of the north." They clamored for not pardoning such "abandonment of security" and "vacuum in security."

This is just a blatant challenge to the aspiration and desire of all Koreans and the international community for the easing of the inter-Korean military tensions and regional stability.
To mitigate the military tensions and defuse the danger of war on the Korean peninsula is a very crucial issue related to the destiny of the Korean nation and is directly linked with global peace and security.

The military agreement which was adopted as an annexation of the "September Pyongyang Joint Declaration" specifies the practical steps for turning the Korean peninsula into a zone of durable peace.
MBC of south Korea commented the agreement as a "substantial progress for detailing the Panmunjom declaration", saying the point is that it contains the detailed ways to completely remove the source of all accidental collisions that may occur on the land and in the waters and the sky.

Other media termed it an "actual inter-Korean non-aggression agreement" and "inter-Korean promise to open up a no-war era."
As seen above, only the conservative group of south Korea is hurting and opposing the north-south agreement hailed by all Koreans and the international community.

At a time when national reconciliation and unity, peace and stability have become the general trend, only the conservative group of south Korea is talking about trite "security." It only betrays its ulterior design to create uneasiness among the public and stem the trend of detente and peace.

The conservatives' "security offensive" is just an act of inciting a cold war.
It again shed light on the true colors of the conservatives as criminals who have amassed fortunes and sought luxury in the trouble waters of the cold war of confrontation and hostility.

There is a saying that a caravan is bound to go ahead though dogs bark.
As solemnly clarified at historic land of Panmunjom, there will be no war on the Korean peninsula as a new era of peace has opened.
It is just a pipedream to go against this strong trend. -0-

KCNA Commentary Snipes at Abe's Project for Constitutional Revision

Pyongyang, October 6 (KCNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Abe said after being elected as president of the Liberal Democratic Party that he would challenge for constitutional amendments which had never been realized for over seven decades.
His talk about the constitutional amendments reminds the international community of the wide-spreading political saying that there is a steel bar called constitutional revision in the backbone of Abe.

Abe's repeated trouble-making remarks are indicative of the deep-rooted militarist wild ambition of the Japanese political circles keen on wetting the sword of reinvasion in a bid to restore the erstwhile status of a colonial ruler.

Constitutional revision is a lifetime goal of Abe.
At every opportunity Abe liked to say that "he would modify the constitution first once he becomes the prime minister." It is not surprising that he, who won elections three times by taking advantage of the ultra-right tendency in Japan, is about to orchestrate a stupid farce for constitutional revision, the 70 odd-year long ambition.

Then, what is the essence of the "Pacifist Constitution"?
The "Pacifist Constitution" legally guaranteeing the system of Japan after the end of the Second World War stipulates "war renouncement" in Paragraph A and "ban on possession of combat power" in Paragraph B of its Article IX.

The reason why the Abe regime is fussing over the earlier revision of the constitution is that the constitution is just putting the brake on the regime's war chariot dashing toward the realization of such wild ambitions as revival of militarism and overseas reinvasion.

It is the wild ambition of the Abe regime to make Japan a country capable of going to war at its own will by successfully carrying out such revision as adding the provisions of its "Self-Defense Forces'" existence to Article IX of the constitution in the near future.

The regime even set a "timetable for constitutional revision" aimed to put the modified constitution in force from 2020.
The 2018 defense white paper published by Japan also reflects the expansionist policy of the regime to step up the increase of armaments and get rid of the restrictions by the "Pacifist Constitution."

The regime has already laid a legal foundation for overseas military advance by instituting the "law on tackling contingencies in the vicinity", the "law on dealing with emergencies" and the "law on a special measure for tackling terrorism".
It is now going crazy about the development of medium-and-long range missiles after having aircraft carrier-class warships and new-type fighter jets and air tankers.

Seeing this, even a mere child may know what it will do after constitutional revision.
Japan, which has already turned itself into dangerous belligerent forces by spending a huge amount of money for building a military giant, is now seeking to remove the brake "Pacifist Constitution". This is just a reckless scheme to inflict a holocaust upon mankind again.

Now that a new peace trend has a great impact on the world political situation and regional dynamic relations are undergoing a rapid change, Japan is just the most dangerous aggressor forces disturbing peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region.
The world should heighten vigilance against Japan's accelerated moves for militarist revival and overseas expansion. -0-

KCNA Commentary on Japanese FM's Nonsense

Pyongyang, September 15 (KCNA) -- Commenting on the north-south summit due in September, Japanese Foreign Minister Kono said on Sept. 14 that the time is not quite ripe for the declaration of the war end requested by north Korea, and that it is desirable that the end of the war is declared after a concrete action is taken.
In conclusion, the nonsense of Kono clearly shows Japan's wicked intention to hide the wretched situation that it has been completely marginalized from the surrounding structure and to poke its nose into the regional issue by inciting the atmosphere of confrontation.

The trend of the times is going toward dialogue and peace, and no one can deny and go against it.
It is the firm stand and will of the DPRK to completely remove the danger of an armed conflict and the fear of war on the Korean peninsula and turn it into the place of peace and this is commanding positive supports and deep sympathy of the world people.

Durable peace can be achieved on the Korean peninsula when the physical war state is ended. And this is a prerequisite for peace.
The north and the south are leveling gun at each other in the lingering quagmire of mistrust and hostility even after they promised to make peace settle on the Korean peninsula. This is just an extremely abnormal situation, which has a great impact on the world peace and stability.

65 years have elapsed since the Korean War ended in a truce, so the declaration of the termination of the state of war has become a urgent task of the time.
That is why the world people as well as the Korean people earnestly want the earlier publication of the declaration of the end of war state on the Korean peninsula.
Such a hope grows more ardent with the approach of the inter-Korean summit.
The nonsense made by Japanese foreign minister at this time is nothing but a cry of distress of those being isolated from the neighboring countries.
The nonsense by him, failing to properly understand the reality and the trend of the times, at a time when the world more ardently calls for the conclusion of a declaration of the end of the war state, clearly proves that Japan is just a country of political pigmies.

Japan had better remember its proverb "If you want to say something, say it tomorrow".
Japan should know that its narrow view of things and nonsense will make it poorer.
Such talkativeness can never check the trend of the dialogue.

Japan would be well advised to understand that if it misbehaves itself, talking nonsense, it is bound to meet disgrace worldwide and be completely marginalized from the structure of the relations among the neighboring countries and the international relations.

The DPRK is keenly watching Japan adding to its past crimes and will make it pay dearly for them. -0-

Japan's Spurious Signboard of "Peace" Ridiculed

Pyongyang, August 14 (KCNA) -- An article titled "Till when is it going to deceive world with 'peace' signboard" written by Ri Myong Hwa, a researcher of the Institute for Japan Studies, was issued on August 13 on the occasion of the 73rd anniversary of defeat of the Japanese imperialists.

Japan might feel distressed whenever it marks the anniversary of defeat every year, the article said, and went on:
Japan has worked desperately to shake off the ill image of the fascist defeated nation and take up the new look as a "pacifist state" and a "normal state" each day of the past 73 years since the defeat in August 1945.
If there is anything that has been required so much externally and politically by Japan after the war, that could be the word "peace".

By misusing even the trend of the present century which regards justice, morality and peace as the standard of civilization and development, it has trumpeted about "pacifism" and claimed to have behaved as a "dutiful state".
The image of "kind Japanese" that has been recorded in history as a rare political cartoon is the most vivid product of Japan's enthusiasm to change its image.

A newspaper office of Japan invited a world renowned political cartoonist in the 1980s and let him produce a new image of Japanese and named it "Taro's image" symbolic of the good eldest son.
Later the Japanese politicians have deceived the world, while veiling Japan as an "honest-minded state" and a "pacifist state" with the "Taro's image" as standard.

In a statement marking the 60th anniversary of Japan's defeat, the Japanese chief executive used the word "peace" 12 times to claim that the post-war history of Japan marked 60 years of "peace" that had reflected on the war in practice.
The external political slogan referring to "Japan's state image in the 21st century" specified by a policy advisory institution was also the construction of a "beautiful country" and "active pacifism".

Prime Minister Abe claimed that "active pacifism is the self-portrait of new Japan and it will be one of banners that will represent and lead Japan in the future".
What is all the more ridiculous is a statement made by Abe marking the 70th anniversary of Japan's defeat in the Pacific War in which he said Japan has lived up to its oath to deny a war as a "pacifist state" after the defeat and will make active contribution to world peace and security in the future, too.

Japan has been keen on justifying its past so much that its chief executive openly claimed that "he feels proud of the actions for peace done by Japan for more than 70 years after war".
Then is it really that Japan followed the path of maturity to be the pacifist state.

Never. As a country that has preserved the "emperor" system despite its defeat, Japan has kept to the path of militarist revival in all fields including politics, economy, military, culture and diplomacy behind the scene of peace.
It has adopted a double-dealing attitude, taking "peace" as a camouflaged signboard of its foreign policy for aggression for more than 70 years after the war only to be forced to pay a high price now.

The situation of the Korean peninsula and the region has now been oriented toward dialogue and detente and lots of countries in the world have opted for the path of the coordination of the overall relations and development for equality, reciprocity and future.

Japan's double-dealing attitude at the moment only betrays its true nature concerning the issue of the Korean peninsula, an issue so important as to steer the trend toward global peace.
It is now treated as a puppy in dialogue for regional peace, the natural outcome of its own acts.
Upset and embarrassed, Japan is trying to be tactful and quick-witted to find a way-out, but a brake is put on a key issue.

A key to handling the Korean peninsula issue that has great effect on world peace and stability is to face up to the existence of the DPRK, a worldwide strategic state, as it is and to adjust one's external political stand based on it.
Japan's authenticity regarding the issue peace lies in the redemption of its past.

Spurious signboard of "peace" without practice is just deception and mockery of the world.
If Japan truly wants to get international acknowledgement, it had better take up mature political and moral look that can convince the world that has undergone a change.
Only then the setback of Japan can be done away with. -0-

Japan Accused of Trumpeting about "Threat from North Korea": KCNA Commentary

Pyongyang, July 31 (KCNA) -- It is really strange that Japan is exposed to "threat" at a time when the atmosphere of peace is prevalent around the Korean peninsula.
It has recently been proved that Japan again branded the DPRK as the "unprecedentedly grave and urgent threat" in the "defense white paper" for 2018.

The theory of "threat from north Korea" is not brand new as it is a manifestation of the hostile policy toward the DPRK which Japan has long put forward as a national policy.
It is ridiculous that Japan still trumpets about time-worn "threat" at a time when a new era of peace settles on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
This is not a thing that should be considered as an ignorance of the trend of the times or persecution mania.

In May Japan branded the DPRK as well as China as a "threat" when it revised the "maritime master plan."
And it labeled the DPRK as an "unprecedentedly grave and urgent threat to peace and stability of Japan and the international community" in the diplomatic blue paper printed in 2018.
Japan is persistently crying out for someone's "threat" in defiance of the changed situation. It clearly shows that Japan is in need of the "threat" from the outside.

Now Abe regime is suffering a serious crisis in domestic rule owing to the ultra-right policy, irregularities and corruption and lack of measure for natural disasters and externally it is involved in trade dispute with different economic entities and it is sidelined in diplomatic arena.
For these reasons Abe regime is kept from realising its ambition for militarism and so it tries to find the way out from the theory of "threat from north Korea."
Japan that drew water to its mill in the aggravated situation of the Korean peninsula has not yet abandoned the bad habit under the present situation toward d?tente and peace.

The trend of the times never depends on the political purpose of Japan.
The Japanese reactionaries are crying out for the "threat" in pursuance of the anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK. Their act brings into bold relief under the eyes of the international community the base intention of Japan which is trumpeting about non-existent "threat" for its wild ambition while hurting the regional situation. Japan would be well advised to think of a way to join in the trend of the times. -0-

KCNA Commentary on Attempted Military Coup of Conservatives in S. Korea

Pyongyang, July 18 (KCNA) -- It was recently revealed in south Korea that the Defense Security Command planned a military coup in March last year with the impeachment of Park Geun Hye just ahead, arousing anger among people from all walks of life.

A document, worked out by the command at the instruction of Chongwadae at that time, deals with the action program for the military coup such as declaration of "garrison law" and "martial law" and the phased dispatch of troops and even a person to seize administrative and judicial system to cope with the massive struggle to be escalated in case of the rejection of the bill on the impeachment of Park Geun Hye.

This was an attempt at the barbarous armed suppression of peaceful candlelight demonstrators, a scheme for military coup. It fully betrays the reactionary nature of the Park Geun Hye group of traitors who left no stone unturned to keep the dictatorial rule and power.
In particular, the plan contained a proposal to justify their military coup under the pretext of "threat from the north", which shocks the public at home and abroad.

It is not a secret that all the successive conservative regimes found a way out in the fiction of "threat from the north" and resorted to a reckless campaign of "eliminating the forces following the north" whenever they were driven into a tight corner.
Typical of such examples are the May 16 Military Coup by traitor Park Chung-Hee who suppressed the just struggle of the people for independence, democracy and reunification at the point of bayonet, spreading the fiction of "threat of southward invasion" and "the north's involvement" and the Kwangju bloodbath by the Chun Doo Hwan military gangsters.

The south Korean people are shocked to think that had the plot of the Park Geun Hye group come true, the dark era of "yusin" dictatorship and the bloodbath would have been repeated and there would have been no such climate of peace and unity as today.
The reality clearly proves that the ghost of military coup and military dictatorship is never thrown into the grave of history but still hovers over the south Korean people, watching for a chance.

The conservatives, now at the deathbed, openly betray their ambition to come back to power so as to ruthlessly suppress the progressive forces.
The "Liberal Korea Party" riffraff are zealously defending the attempted military coup, claiming that "there is no trace of the coup" and it is the bounden duty of the military authorities to cope with possible contingency". Their last ditch-efforts bring to light their dirty colors as accomplice.

The military coup failed in the attempt but the conservative traitors never give it up.
South Koreans from all walks of life should fight it out for the liquidation of the deep-seated evils so as to ostracize the conservative group of traitors including the LKP at their last gasp.
They should preserve peace on the Korean peninsula by the concerted efforts of the nation. -0-

KCNA Commentary Flails S. Korean Traitorous Conservatives

Pyongyang, June 13 (KCNA) -- The conservative group of traitors in south Korea is going more reckless at a time when the expectation and desire of the public for implementation of the historic Panmunjom Declaration grow stronger with each passing day.

Having hurled mud at the third and fourth inter-Korean summits and the Panmunjom Declaration, the "Liberal Korea Party" set itself against the adoption of a bill backing the Panmunjom Declaration at the "National Assembly".

All the fellow countrymen are trembling with anger at the reckless moves of the conservatives to make a mockery of the historic agreement common to the nation reflecting the unanimous desire.
The misbehavior brings into bolder relief the true colors of the group of traitors against reunification.

Hong Jun Phyo and his LKP are a group of the worst traitors like Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye.
The fellow countrymen still remember the great joy at the birth of the June 15 joint declaration in June 2000 which witnessed a breakthrough in the 55-year-long history of national division and the emotional days when the October 4 declaration was adopted in 2007.

The thrice-cursed crimes of the Lee Myung Bak and Park Geun Hye groups of traitors will never be pardoned as they reduced the priceless north-south declarations to scraps of paper and drove the inter-Korean relations into the lowest ebb, trampling upon all the successes gained by the June 15 joint declaration.

A handful of the LKP coterie is now going to follow in the footsteps of its predecessors.
The authorities and ruling and opposition parties of south Korea decided to adopt the bill supporting the Panmunjom Declaration. This is a reflection of the public mind that the crime-woven history should not be repeated and the Panmunjom Declaration should be implemented to the letter.

Clear is the intention of the LKP coterie claiming that there is no "hardcore content". It is to block the compulsory and institutional implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration which stands above any political group and regime. In fact, such attempt is a crime against the nation as it is designed to mar the improvement of the inter-Korean ties and destroy peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.

The historic significance and justice of the declaration can neither be played down nor be changed by anyone's denial.
Watching the last-ditch efforts of the group of traitors with the 18th publication anniversary of the June 15 joint declaration approaching, all the fellow countrymen come to conclusion that it is a disgrace to the nation to allow the existence of such group of traitors as Hong Jun Phyo and that if they are left intact, the bitter past in which the agreements common to the nation were violated and the inter-Korean ties went through pain and frustration will be repeated.

The abnormal situation, in which marginalized philistines are running amuck, should not be allowed any longer.
Human scum such as Hong and his LKP going against the desire and aspiration of the nation will surely face judgment by history. -0-