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North Korea vows to strengthen war-deterrence against Japan's security bill

<span>This image captured by Google Earth image showsed North Korean students practicing formations reflecting numbers or slogans at the Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyaong on Saturday. Radio Free Asia noted that they were most likely training for the ceremony for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Workers' Party, which falls on Oct. 10. /Google/Yonhap</span><br /><br />
This image captured by Google Earth image showsed North Korean students practicing formations reflecting numbers or slogans at the Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyaong on Saturday. Radio Free Asia noted that they were most likely training for the ceremony for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Workers' Party, which falls on Oct. 10. /Google/Yonhap

North Korea has vowed to strengthen its war-deterrence in response to Japan's revised security bill which the regime says amounts to "ambition for reinvasion."


The North's Foreign Ministry put out a statement late Saturday, decrying that "Japan is forgetting lessons from history and walking toward the path of militarization and reinvasion."

In addition, "Japan's security bill is a vicious law that opens the way for Japan to invade other countries," the statement read.

The North said that it will not sit idly by, and that "We will strengthen our power to deter war to counter the dangerous aggression schemes taking place around us."

Japan's parliament early on Saturday morning passed 11 security bills that will allow the country's Self-Defense Forces to fight alongside its allies even if Japan is not under attack.

The bills provide the country with the right to "collective self-defense," which is reportedly the centerpiece of the new Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation adopted in April.



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북한, 일본 집단자위권법 통과에 "재침 야망 묵과 않겠다"

 북한은 19일 일본이 집단자위권을 행사할 수 있게 한 집단자위권법(안보법제)을 제·개정한 것에 대해 '재침 야망'이라고 반발하며 전쟁억제력을 강화하겠다고 밝혔다.

    북한 외무성은 이날 대변인 담화를 통해 '일본이 역사의 교훈을 망각하고 군국화와 재침의 길로 내달리고 있다'며 '일본의 안전보장관련법은 다른 나라에 대한 침략의 길을 열어놓기 위해 만들어진 악법'이라고 비난했다.

    대변인은 이번 일본의 안보법제 제·개정을 두고 '일본을 돌격대로 내세워 힘으로 아시아와 세계에 대한 지배 전략을 실현해보려는 미국과, 미국을 등에 업고 해외침략 야망을 실현해보려는 일본의 추악한 야합의 산물'이라고 주장했다.

    그는 '일본이 우리와 교전 상태에 있는 미국의 침략적인 군사행동에 공공연히 가담해 지난날과 마찬가지로 조선을 침략의 첫 대상으로 삼으려 한다는 데 가장 큰 위험성이 있다'고 지적했다.

    이어 '우리는 일본이 또다시 재침의 시퍼런 칼날을 입에 물고 달려드는 것을 절대로 묵과할 수 없다'며 '우리는 우리를 둘러싸고 벌어지는 위험한 침략 책동들에 대처해 전쟁억제력을 더욱 강화해나갈 것'이라고 강조했다.

    대변인은 '일본은 시대착오적인 재침 야망에 사로잡혀 전쟁법을 끝끝내 만들어냄으로써 또다시 비참한 전쟁의 참화를 당하게 될 것이며 두고두고 후회하게 될 것'이라고 경고했다. (연합뉴스)



<span>This image captured by Google Earth image showsed North Korean students practicing formations reflecting numbers or slogans at the Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyaong on Saturday. Radio Free Asia noted that they were most likely training for the ceremony for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Workers' Party, which falls on Oct. 10. /Google/Yonhap</span><br /><br />
This image captured by Google Earth image showsed North Korean students practicing formations reflecting numbers or slogans at the Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyaong on Saturday. Radio Free Asia noted that they were most likely training for the ceremony for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean Workers' Party, which falls on Oct. 10. /Google/Yonhap

North Korea has vowed to strengthen its war-deterrence in response to Japan's revised security bill which the regime says amounts to "ambition for reinvasion."


The North's Foreign Ministry put out a statement late Saturday, decrying that "Japan is forgetting lessons from history and walking toward the path of militarization and reinvasion."

In addition, "Japan's security bill is a vicious law that opens the way for Japan to invade other countries," the statement read.

The North said that it will not sit idly by, and that "We will strengthen our power to deter war to counter the dangerous aggression schemes taking place around us."

Japan's parliament early on Saturday morning passed 11 security bills that will allow the country's Self-Defense Forces to fight alongside its allies even if Japan is not under attack.

The bills provide the country with the right to "collective self-defense," which is reportedly the centerpiece of the new Guidelines for U.S.-Japan Defense Cooperation adopted in April.

Kim Ji-soo janee@koreatimes.co.kr


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