21 September 2017

News Story: DPRK slams Japanese lawmaker for drumming up military rearmament

PYONGYANG, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea on Wednesday slammed a Japanese lawmaker for drumming up military rearmament by creating various pretexts of threats from the DPRK.

The official daily Rodong Sinmun said that Katsuyuki Kawai, who is also a special aide to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has recently said there is need to discuss the issue of arming its Self-Defense Forces with intermediate-range ballistic missiles and cruise missiles.

The Japanese lawmaker also recently met with the head of the Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based policy research institute, and asserted the need to introduce cruise missiles into Self-Defense Forces, said the official daily of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.

Read the full story at Xinhua


PacificSentinel: If the North Koreans don't want Japan to have Cruise/Ballistic Missiles then it's quite simple, remove the motivation for the acquisition, STOP launching Ballistic Missiles over Japan and threatening to sink their island, then there won't be a need for the Missiles.