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KCNA Slams Japan's Perfidy to DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

    Pyongyang, February 28 (KCNA) -- The ultra-right wing forces of Japan are spreading the false rumor that the DPRK abrogated the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration, peddling "abduction, nuclear and missile issues". They are groundlessly accusing the DPRK of "violating" the declaration, again raising a hue and cry over the oft-touted issues. This act cannot be construed otherwise than a folly which can be perpetrated only by such political imbeciles who go reckless, unaware of even the basic spirit of the declaration.
    As already known, the basic spirit of the declaration is that Japan will redress its past and, on this basis, the two countries settle the pending issues between them and normalize their relations.
    The DPRK has sincerely fulfilled its commitments stipulated in the declaration with a view to making a substantial contribution to the genuine improvement of the bilateral relations and peace and security in the region.
    The Japanese reactionaries, however, have persistently raised the "issue of abduction" though it had already been settled, deliberately creating difficulties and complexities in the way of improving the relations. They have further strengthened their posture for showdown with the DPRK under the pretext of "the nuclear and missile issues".
    The Japanese ultra-right wing reactionary forces are, therefore, entirely to blame for the present grave crisis in the DPRK-Japan relations as they have persistently pursued their hostile policy towards the DPRK, not pleased with the declaration.
    They are dead-set against any process to improve the bilateral relations, contending that it would make impossible to realize their criminal design to stifle and reinvade the DPRK.
    That is why they are so strongly opposed to Japan's settlement of its past.
    It is the core of the declaration. The improved bilateral relations would be unthinkable without Japan's settlement of this issue.
    If Japan thinks and acts with reason, it should redress its past crimes without delay instead of persistently talking about "abduction, nuclear and missile issues".
    This would do Japan good, either.

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