calendar>>November 25. 2008 Juche 97
Japan Urged to Lift Sanctions against DPRK
Pyongyang, November 24 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionary ruling quarters, obsessed by anti-DPRK hysteria, are now more vociferously asserting that "pressure upon north Korea should be increased" and "it is necessary to apply additional sanctions" against the DPRK. These outbursts come under fire by a by-lined article of Rodong Sinmun Monday.

These moves of Japan to prolong its sanctions against the DPRK are a product of its extreme hostility towards the DPRK and inveterate denial of its system and, at the same time, a revelation of its wild ambition to stage a comeback to Korea, the article notes, and goes on:

Japan's racket of sanctions against the DPRK is nothing surprising or new to the Korean people. The Korean people advancing under the uplifted banner of self-reliance have done everything they wanted despite the persistent sanctions of the international reactionary allied forces including Japan and dynamically accelerated the building of a great prosperous powerful nation to win the admiration of others. The DPRK's reality goes to prove that Japan's sanctions can never work on the DPRK but are futile.

Clear is the aim sought by the Japanese reactionaries in persistently clinging to such sanctions despite the fact that they are well aware they have no impact on the socio-economic development of the DPRK. They seek to pressurize the DPRK to wrest a sort of "concession" from it.

They are citing "people's sentiment" in a bid to justify their noisy row of sanctions against the DPRK. As far as the people's sentiment is concerned, the DPRK has so many things to say to Japan. The Korean people's resolution to take revenge upon Japan for its harsh sanctions against the DPRK and moves to stifle it is running high.

The Japanese reactionaries would be well advised to lift the futile sanctions against the DPRK, properly understanding the Korean people's hatred against Japan and their will to force it to pay for its crimes.

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