Tuesday, 29 May 2018

KCNA Commentary on S. Korea-Japan Agreement

Pyongyang, May 29 (KCNA) -- Now the Korean nation and the whole world hope that the Panmunjom Declaration on Peace, Prosperity and Reunification of Korean Peninsula would be implemented as early as possible.

But, a number of hurdles still lie in the way for implementing the declaration.

Such dangerous hurdles should be removed without fail as they harm the improvement of the inter-Korean relations and create a war crisis on the Korean peninsula.

That's why south Koreans from all walks of life have recently pressed for the abrogation of the agreement on protecting military intelligence with Japan.

The south Korean people have waged an all-people signature campaign, saying that it is unpardonable to conclude a military agreement with war criminal state Japan and any attempt for military cooperation with Japan should be stopped as the top leaders of the south and the north declared that there would be no more war on the Korean peninsula.

This reflects the mindset of south Koreans who hope for the improvement of the inter-Korean relations and peace on the peninsula. It is also their demand that the authorities have to live up to the expectation.

As was clearly disclosed, the south Korea-Japan agreement on protecting military intelligence is a criminal product traitor Park Geun Hye and the Abe group made under the pretext of "threat from the north". So, it is an extremely dangerous and treacherous war agreement as it ferments distrust and confrontation among the fellow countrymen and opens the door to the Japanese reactionaries bent on the revival of militarism for the reinvasion of the Korean peninsula.

Now Japan, seized with the wild ambition for overseas aggression, is rushing headlong into militarism and gravely threatening peace and security in the region.

The desperate efforts of Japan to stem the current of reconciliation and peace prevailing on the peninsula are inviting criticism and derision from the world.

The conclusion of military agreement with Japan is quite contrary to the desire of the fellow countrymen for the Korean peninsula free from war.

There is no justification for the existence of the agreement.

The existence of such treacherous agreement is disgrace on the nation when the north and the south promised to open a new era for the independent reunification, peace and prosperity by their concerted efforts. It also goes against the expectation of the Asian people and the international community hoping for the stable situation in the peninsula and the region.

The agreement should be promptly abrogated in view of implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration and the south Korean authorities' combat against the deep-rooted evils.

The abrogation of the agreement, concluded by the Park Geun Hye group and Japan in a hurry, is one of the election commitments made by the present authorities of south Korea.

Actions speak louder than words, and it is more important to yield fruits through bold practice.

The south Korean authorities should show the will to implement the Panmunjom Declaration by taking a bold decision to repeal the treacherous war agreement. -0-

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