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KCNA Blasts U.S. Insidious Move for Supremacy in Asia-Pacific

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

    Pyongyang, March 27 (KCNA) -- The "trilateral security dialogue" of the United States, Japan and Australia took place in Sydney some days ago. The "dialogue", the first of its kind on the foreign minister-level, drew attention of the world public as it was an assembly of the U.S. and its allies.
    The choice of Sydney as the venue of the "dialogue" can be explained by the on-going scramble of big powers to hold supremacy in Asia-Pacific and the geographical and military strategic importance of Australia.
    In order to gain an unchallenged military edge in the region, the U.S. has pursued the strategy to contain China by laying a siege to it whereby to link the "triangular military alliance" of the U.S., Japan and south Korea, the "triangular relations" of the U.S., Japan and India and the "triangular alliance" of the U.S., Japan and Australia. As public opinions view, the "trilateral security dialogue" is a link in the chains of the strategy to contain China.
    The main thrust of the U.S.-sponsored "dialogue" was to define China as the biggest "threat " to its strategy for world supremacy as China's influence is daily growing in the international arena politically and economically and label it "an undesirable force" in a bid to lay a foundation for building a military alliance aimed at implementing its policy for containing China.
    Washington attempted to build a NATO type military bloc in the Asia-Pacific region and discussed the way of forming the "four-nation maritime alliance" by plugging even Britain into the "triangular alliance".
    No wonder, there is growing concern that the "dialogue" was nothing but a move to knock into shape an alliance of big powers in the region and if it is allowed, it will scuttle the process of ASEAN dialogue and endanger the regional peace and security. A "joint statement" demanding north Korea unconditionally and immediately return to the six-party talks was adopted at the "dialogue" and the U.S. attempted to establish a cooperation system against the DPRK with the "dialogue" as leverage. This compels the DPRK to heighten vigilance against them.
    This goes to prove that the above-said "dialogue" was a meeting to form the U.S.-led "tripartite security consultative mechanism" in the region and deter the DPRK and China.
    What should not be overlooked is the fact that Japan is busy with shuttle diplomacy to establish the "triangular framework", a new Cold War-type alliance the U.S. is keen to form in Asia-Pacific.
    Japan is deeply involved in the U.S. strategic moves to use the former as a lever for establishing its domination over the region and a shock force for invading East Asia. In the first few months of the year alone the U.S. advanced a series of "triangular framework" proposals including "trilateral dialogue and security cooperation framework" grouping the U.S., India and Japan.
    The fact that Japan is involved in the U.S. stepped-up "triangular military alliance," "triangular relations" and "triangular alliance" clearly indicates what phase its consciousness of toeing the U.S. line has reached.
    Lurking behind this behavior of Japan is a foolish attempt to emerge a military power with the U.S. backing at any cost and hold supremacy in Asia-Pacific. Japan used to cite "threat from north Korea" to justify its moves to turn itself into a military power.
    Nowadays it is raising a hue and cry over "threats from north Korea and from China" and vociferating about the need to bolster up its armed forces to cope with those threats. The above-said "threats" touted by Japan are nothing but a subterfuge to step up its moves to convert it into a military giant and hold supremacy in Asia and thus realize its old dream of " the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere". The above-said moves of Japan are nothing but reckless acts to strain the situation in Asia and spark off a fresh arms race.
    There is a military alliance between the U.S. and Japan and between the U.S. and Australia. Japan and Australia dispatched their troops to Iraq and are involved in the PSI.
    In case the "trilateral security dialogue" is put on a regular basis, there is no guarantee that it will not lead to the formation of a "triangular military alliance." It is as clear as noonday that this development will embolden Japan in its moves for continental aggression.
    Japan's ambition for hegemony is arousing high caution among the Asians.

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