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Japan Urged Not to Meddle In US-Korea Nuke Talks

Japan Urged Not to Meddle in Any Negotiations to Solve Nuclear Issue

Pyongyang - A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry said in a statement today that the DPRK would not allow Japan to participate in any form of negotiations for the settlement of the nuclear issue in the future.

Referring to the fact that the Japanese authorities are persistently attempting to use the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. for their selfish purpose, he said: Lurking behind this is a black-hearted intention of the present Japanese rulers to save Japan from economic depression and achieve the stability of their office by making its domestic policy veer to the right and stepping up its militarization under the pretext of the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula.

The Japanese authorities' much publicized "issue of abduction" was already settled with the adoption of the DPRK-Japan Pyongyang Declaration. There is neither ground nor base for them to link it to the nuclear issue. Their row only renders the nuclear issue more complicated.

The Japanese authorities are taking the lead in the operations for political, military and economic sanctions and blockade against the DPRK in zealous support of the U.S. strategy for putting pressure on the DPRK, and the moves against the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) are growing more frantic than ever before at the tacit connivance of the government. This only stokes the anti-Japanese sentiment of the army and the people of the DPRK who have bitter grudge against Japan and adversely affects the DPRK-Japan relations.

Japan is nothing but an obstacle to the peaceful settlement of the nuclear issue between the DPRK and the U.S. It has lost its qualification to be a trustworthy dialogue partner.

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