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US Aim Sought in Tightening Its Alliance with Japan Disclosed
Pyongyang, December 8 (KCNA) -- Commander of the U.S. forces in Japan Rice was reported to have blustered recently that there would be no such happening as the U.S.-Japan alliance would be affected by the transfer of the U.S. military base in Futemma, Ginowan, Okinawa Prefecture, when interviewed by foreign press, asserting that the "U.S.-Japan alliance is very strong" and "it is possible to settle the issue of the said transfer in the direction of boosting the bilateral relations."

Commenting on this, a news analyst of Minju Joson Tuesday says this indicates that the U.S. is very uneasy about the stand and attitude of the present Japanese government and the people of Okinawa Prefecture toward the issue.

Since the Democratic Party of Japan came to power, the Japanese side has raised a new issue of transferring the above-said military base outside Okinawa Prefecture or abroad under the strong pressure of its people, the news analyst notes, and goes on:

It is the U.S. calculation that if such situation is allowed to go on, this will affect the existence of the U.S.-Japan alliance and, furthermore, its attempt to use Japan as a shock brigade in carrying out its strategy for dominating Asia-Pacific will end in smoke.

The U.S. underscored "the importance of tightening the U.S.-Japan alliance" out of the fear that this happening may result in losing both a close friend Japan in carrying out the above-said strategy and an important military strategic base of its forces in East Asia.

This indicates that the U.S. remains unchanged in its wild ambition to establish a military domination over Asia-Pacific with the help of Japan.

The U.S. forces' presence in Japan encroaches upon the interests of not only Japan but its neighboring countries and constitutes a main factor of disturbing peace and stability.

The U.S. would be well advised to pull its aggressor forces out of East Asia at once as unanimously demanded by its people.

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