DPRK urges Japan to seek peaceful solution to Korean Peninsula crisis

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/5/2 20:23:07

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Tuesday urged Japan to seek a peaceful solution to the crisis on the Korean Peninsula.

Pyongyang also accused Japan of trying to use the ongoing crisis to modify its constitution and legalize dispatch of its troops overseas while instilling life into its recession-stricken economy.

The official Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in an article that the Japanese government has spread the story about the crisis on the Korean Peninsula after the United States staged a preemptive attack on Syria, "as if it had being waiting for it to happen."

"The aim sought by Japan in spreading the story is to step up the constitutional modification which it has so far attempted with the possible crisis on the peninsula as a pretext, and to put spurs to the 'Self-Defense Forces' overseas dispatch," said the article.

"Another aim is to stimulate its reeling economy with the orders of new war supplies from the US after a war breaks out on the Korean Peninsula and thus gain a windfall just as it did during the past Korean War," it said.

The article said since Japan could be the first to be affected by nuclear clouds if an atomic war broke out on the Korean Peninsula, "it has to make due efforts for the peaceful settlement of the Korean Peninsula issue."

"As the first country in the world that suffered A-bomb disaster, Japan knows better than others how terrible the nuclear disaster is," said the newspaper.

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