War-thirsty Japanese Aegis Ashore

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By Ri Hak Nam
Rodong Sinmun

Japan is trying to push ahead with the deployment of Aegis Ashore. Japan Defence Ministry has already made public a plan for reexamination of the deployment and expressed a viewpoint that Akita and Yamaguchi prefectures are fit for the deployment.

Japanese reactionaries justify the deployment, claiming that Aegis Ashore is needed for the defense of Japan from the missile of the DPRK.

The claims is a manifestation of chronic evil practice of Japan accustomed to seeking its interests on the plea of non-existent "threat" from the DPRK.

Japan should not deceive the world with such cock-and-bull story as to cope with the "threat."

Experts contend that Aegis Ashore is offensive missile complex which is able to be loaded with cruise missile. The neighboring countries say that if Aegis Ashore is deployed in Japan, vast tracts of their territories will be within the range, adding that it will spawn a series of serious issues.

Japan's attempt to deploy Aegis Ashore is motivated by its design to have capabilities for preemptive attack on the DPRK and neighboring countries and turn itself into a military giant and realise the wild ambition for the reinvasion of the Asia-Pacific region at any cost.

Japanese reactionaries' moves to launch reinvasion under the pretext of the "threat" from the DPRK have been beyond the limit.

Japan is mistaken. Reinvasion will bring nothing but ruin.

The world is keeping close watch at Japanese reactionaries' moves for overseas expansion that are getting ever more pronounced.

(KCNA - September 22, 2019)