Pyongyang, February 12 (KCNA) -- The Japanese government on Wednesday decided to make the first move to take sanctions measures against the DPRK independent of the UN sanctions under the pretext of the H-bomb test and satellite launch of the DPRK.
The measures would reportedly include the expansion of objects to be
subject to the freeze of fund and to the restrictions as for the
personnel visits and remittance as well as re-effectuation of those
sanctions which Japan partially lifted under the May, 2014 DPRK-Japan
inter-governmental Stockholm agreement.
The "Special Investigation Committee" of the DPRK issued a statement
Friday denouncing the Japanese government for scrapping even the
agreement reached at the inter-governmental talks without hesitation,
being bereft of elementary fidelity.
The Japanese reactionaries, who are accustomed to the bad habit of
abusing the sincerity of the dialogue partner to use it as a source of
provocation, reneged on all their commitments made in the
inter-governmental agreement by citing an issue which has nothing to do
with its implementation, and made a frontal challenge to the DPRK, the
statement said, and went on:
We have already told Japan enough what consequences it may face for its reckless acts.
But the Abe regime reapplied the sanctions which had been lifted and
even took additional sanctions. This is little short of the declaration
of its own scrapping of the Stockholm agreement.
We clarify as follows our just stand now that Japan revealed its
sinister intention to push the DPRK-Japan relations into a stalemate and
to keep stand-off with the DPRK to the last:
Firstly, the comprehensive investigation into all the Japanese that
had been under way under the inter-governmental Stockholm agreement will
be totally stopped and the "Special Investigation Committee" be
dissolved from February 12, 2016.
Secondly, Japan's provocative acts of hostility toward the DPRK will ensue stronger countermeasures.
The Abe regime has to hold full responsibilities for causing such a grave consequence as today's. -0-