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Japan's Moves for Space Militarization Censured by Rodong Sinmun
Pyongyang, May 20 (KCNA) -- The Japanese reactionaries seek to use space for realizing their ambition for overseas expansion and reinvasion, says Rodong Sinmun Tuesday in an article.

Japan mulls launching into space a new-type optical information relay satellite for rapidly grasping the data collected by information-gathering satellite whose mission is detecting the movement on the earth surface, says the article.

Terming this a dangerous move going against the trend of the times and the demand of international law against the space militarization, the article goes on:

Japan's recent step is another criminal act of posing threats to world peace and stability as it is a link in the whole chain of its space militarization moves.

The Japanese reactionaries' plan to launch the information-gathering satellite is a revelation of their sinister bid to turn Japan into a military giant and realize their ambition for overseas expansion by building a system for spying the DPRK and other countries with the help of a network of spy satellites.

It goes without saying that Japan's attempt at space militarization will seriously affect the situation on the Korean peninsula and the rest of Asia where tensions already run high due to Japan's shameless distortion of history and its moves for territorial expansion.

It is clear that several countries will not just remain an on-looker to Japan's moves for the establishment of the space spy system but will take countermeasures. This will naturally spark a fresh arms race.

Japan should ponder over the serious consequences to be entailed by its reckless hostile act against the DPRK and its moves for becoming a military giant, discard the bad habit of justifying its criminal acts by pulling up others and immediately stop the moves for space militarization.

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