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Japan's Territorial Claim to Tok Islet Refuted

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, March 1 (KCNA) -- Japanese Ambassador in Seoul Takano at a recent press interview asserted that Tok Islet belongs to Japan. Earlier, a draft act on instituting Feb. 22 as "Day of Tok Islet" was submitted to the Shimane Prefectural Assembly of Japan. Commenting on this, a Rodong Sinmun analyst Tuesday says:
    This is a folly and disgraceful behavior that clearly disclose under the world eyes the brigandish nature and shameless greed of the Japanese reactionaries urged by ambition for territorial expansion and intention to stage a comeback to Korea by claiming the land of other country in a far-fetched manner out of gangster-like mode of thinking.
    Tok Islet is an inalienable territory belonging to Korea from historical, geographical and international legal points of view, the analyst says, proving the nonsensical and untenable nature of the territorial claim of the Japanese reactionaries to the islet on the basis of new historical materials unearthed of late.
    The commentary goes on:
    The Japanese reactionaries must know that Tok Islet is clearly designated as a territory of Korea even in maps made by Japanese. Their territorial claim to the islet can be made only by gangsters buoyed by ambition for territorial expansion. By occupying the islet the Japanese reactionaries seek to clear the way for invading Korea again.
    Their intention to put the islet under their control is the most foolish dream of plucking the sun in the sky. They would be well advised to discard such infeasible and baleful dream.



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