calendar>>October 18. 2011 Juch 100
Japan SDF's Planned Introduction of Stealth Fighters Censured: Rodong Sinmun

Pyongyang, October 18 (KCNA) -- Japan is set to introduce 40 F-35s of the latest Stealth series to replace the old F-4 fighters from 2016. The chief Cabinet secretary said at a recent press conference that it has become possible for the "self-defence force" (SDF) to do air refueling.

Rodong Sinmun today says in a by-lined commentary that the Japanese reactionaries' moves to modernize armed forces are a manifestation of their design to turn Japan into a military power and launch expansion overseas.

Japan describes the introduction of the latest Stealth fighters and the air refueling as "defensive" but it is a poor excuse, the commentary notes, and goes on:

There is no country around Japan which threatens it militarily.

It is for another aim that Japan is so much concerned about the introduction of the F-35 and the air refueling.

The Japan remains unchanged in its wild ambition of militarism to launch aggression backed by a big country.

Japan is banned from developing weapons with other countries under the "three principles of arms export".

Regarding them as an obstacle in its way for emerging a military power and launching overseas expansion, Japan seeks to render it defunct to meet its sinister purpose.

The Japanese Defence minister at a recent interview with the Reuters voiced his hope to see the measures banning Japan's development of weapons with other countries ease and the Japanese chief executive at a UN meeting called for easing the standard of the SDF's use of arms in "UN peace-keeping operations." All these were prompted by Japan's militarist purpose.

There is an increasing danger of the Japanese militarist forces' attempt for overseas expansion.

The Japanese reactionaries will hasten their destruction if they run headlong into overseas expansion, oblivious of a lesson from the bitter defeat of Japanese imperialism in the past.

Copyright (C) KOREA NEWS SERVICE(KNS) All Rights Reserved.