|calendar>>April 25. 2012 Juch 101|
Japan's Ambition to Grab Tok Islets Accused: Rodong Sinmun
| Pyongyang, April 25 (KCNA) -- Japan said in "blue paper on diplomacy" for 2012 that the government is consistent in its stand that the Tok Islets are "part of Japan's inviolable territory" allegedly basing itself on "historical facts" and "international law".
A bylined commentary of Rodong Sinmun Wednesday says it reveals the criminal intentions to convince the world that the islets are "territory of Japan".
The Tok Islets are clearly indicated as part of the inalienable territory of Korea on old maps of Japan, says the commentary, adding:
The "New world map", the 16th section of complete book "Map of Japan" made by Japanese in 1892 was recently opened to public.
On that map the territory of Japan was colored yellow but the Ullung and Tok islets were marked colorless.
On the "map of prefectures of Japan"(1895), the locations, streets and other objects under the jurisdiction of Shimane Prefecture were correctly mapped but the Tok Islets were not included.
Japan's territorial claim to the islets has neither legal ground nor validity.
Japan intends to convince the international community and the Japanese people that the Tok islets belong to Japan and make reinvasion after sparking off debates over the issue in a bid to realize its old dream of the "greater East Asia co-prosperity sphere".
From their misunderstanding of the Korean nation, the militarist forces of Japan have sought foolish attempts to realize their sinister intentions.
Japan should behave with discretion, aware that it is impossible for it to grab the islets.
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