calendar>>March 11. 2016 Juche 105
Iranian Personage Condemns Suppression of Chongryon in Japan
Pyongyang, March 11 (KCNA) -- The chairman of the Al Hadi Islam Propaganda Organization of Iran released a statement on March 5, urging the Japanese authorities to stop suppressing the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon).

The statement said:

The Japanese authorities recently ratcheted up their suppression of Chongryon and Koreans in Japan, not content with openly revealing their hostility to the DPRK.

Chongryon is an organization which protects the rights of the Korean residents in Japan.

These days the Japanese authorities are getting more pronounced in their political suppression of Chongryon than ever before.

This is, in essence, a grave politically-motivated terrorist act to stamp out Chongryon, pursuant to their hostile policy towards the DPRK.

We strongly denounce the Japanese authorities' suppression of Chongryon.

We demand the Japanese authorities stop the mean slander, suppression of Chongryon and Koreans in Japan and abuses of their human rights.

The Japanese authorities should mind the grave consequences to be entailed by their anti-Chongryon moves.

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