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KCNA Slams Japan's Dangerous Move for Space Militarization
Pyongyang, October 15 (KCNA) -- Recently Japan declared it would launch H-2A rocket for putting a spy satellite into space on November 28 at the Tanegashima Space Centre.

Japan's repeated launch of the H-2A carrier rocket is part of its moves for emerging a military power which have reached a dangerous phase.

Japan has already built in secrecy material, technological and practical foundations for rushing headlong into space militarization.

It has pushed forward in real earnest the development of technological processes for the use of space for a military purpose since 1985. It adopted the "basic law on space" late in May last year, choosing the use of space for a military purpose as a policy and is now busy rounding off even a satellite system for gathering information.

Japan's moves for emerging a military power by gaining a military edge in space have already gone beyond the tolerance limit.

Japan's intention to keep launching H-2A betrays its scenario to establish a space spy system capable of making precise observation of areas of strategic importance including the DPRK and around it and mount preemptive attacks on any targets any time.

The international community should take issue with this.

The UN Security Council, however, has kept mum about those moves of Japan but pulled up the DPRK over its legitimate satellite launch and went the length of unreasonably applying sanctions against the DPRK.

This double-dealing attitude of the UNSC goes to prove that it departed from the principle of impartiality in the matter concerning the development of space and its use.

This unjust behavior of the UNSC running counter to the principle of impartiality should not be allowed to repeat itself anymore.

Japan should stop the moves for space militarization which are being pushed forward by abusing the wrong attitude taken by the UNSC as regards the development of space and its use.

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