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Moves of U.S. and Japan to Tighten Their Military Alliance under Fire

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

    Pyongyang, March 14 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and Japanese reactionaries have systematically supplemented and rounded off the joint military operation plan and the order of action under the pretext of "ensuring security" and "coping with threat" since the demise of the Cold War. They are now working hard to expand their operation worldwide while tightening their military alliance. In this regard Rodong Sinmun Monday says in a signed commentary: A recent meeting of the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Council attended by their high-ranking officials in charge of diplomatic and military affairs adopted a joint statement which set it as a "joint strategic target" to intensify military activities centering on the Asia-Pacific region.
    Many countries in Asia and the rest of the world view the tightened U.S.-Japan military alliance as a dangerous move to harass peace and bring about a war in the new century.
    Japan and the U.S. have boosted their military alliance and cooperation, talking about the reexamination of "Japan-U.S. Defense Cooperation Guidelines." This is aimed to establish an offensive system targeting the whole Asia including Northeast Asia.
    The U.S.-Japan joint strategic target is, in essence, to strengthen the aggressive and military nexus against the DPRK and China and, at the same time, to build a system for preemptive attack. The U.S. listed the DPRK as part of an "axis of evil" and an "outpost of tyranny" and adopted it as its policy to stifle the DPRK by force of arms. The U.S. is set to use Japan as a shock brigade for implementing it.
    It is the U.S. strategic goal to occupy the Korean Peninsula and then put China under its military control and, moreover, establish military supremacy in the Asia-Pacific region. The boosted military alliance and cooperation are a dangerous move to upset the military equilibrium in Asia and spark a war.
    This move seriously jeopardizes peace and security in the Korean Peninsula and Northeast Asia.
    It is an exercise of a legitimate right to self-defense for the army and people of the DPRK to make full preparations to counter such move, while closely watching it. The Japanese militarists' moves to reinvade Northeast Asia in collusion with the U.S. while straining the situation there would only precipitate their second defeat.

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