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Rodong Sinmun on Illegality of "Korea-Japan Annexation Treaty"
Pyongyang, August 22 (KCNA) -- Japan faked up the "Korea-Japan Annexation Treaty" on Aug. 22 in 1910 after it got Emperor Sunjong's approval of "a commission of full power" by force in conspiracy with pro-Japanese traitors.

Rodong Sinmun in an article Thursday cites facts to prove this:

The annexation treaty is a fake document without the signature of the Korean emperor.

The Japanese imperialists cooked up the annexation treaty by coercion to enforce a miserable fate of a stateless nation upon the Korean nation, a nation of time-honored history spanning 5 000 years.

Japan committed indelible crimes against the Korean people.

The Japanese reactionaries have denied and distorted their heinous crimes, far from honestly admitting, apologizing and compensating for them.

Historically, Japan has been accustomed to the bad habit of justifying its wrongdoings, being reluctant to repent of them.

Nowadays the Japanese reactionaries have reached the extremes in their zeal for reinvasion.

They have ambitiously bolstered its military muscles and hastened the preparations for reinvasion on a full scale to avenge their past defeat and realize their old dream.

It is not merely a sort of technical matter for Japan to officially admit the illegality and invalidity of the annexation treaty and redeem its past crimes but a political and legal matter to maintain the fundamental principle and system of international law and consolidate global peace and security.

Japan had better make a big stride towards redeeming its past crimes, though belatedly.

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