Shii issues statement condemning N. Korea’s missile launch
August 30, 2017
Following North Korea’s ballistic missile launch early in the early morning hours of August 29, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo on this day published a statement urging the North to stop its provocative actions.
The full text of Shii’s statement is as follows:
North Korea should stop its provocative actions and work for resolution through dialogue
Chair, Japanese Communist Party
Member of the House of Representatives of Japan
August 29, 2017
Today, North Korea launched a ballistic missile in defiance of the international community’s repeated call for self-restraint. This is a serious threat to peace and stability in the region and in the world, as well as a breach of UN Security Council resolutions. It is an extremely dangerous action to fire a missile over Japanese territory without advance notice. The Japanese Communist Party strongly condemns and protests this act.
The latest missile launch defiantly ignores the efforts by the global community, including the United States, to work for resolution through dialogue.
We stress again that a military clash must be avoided at any cost because it will destroy global peace and stability as well as claim numerous lives.
The JCP strongly demands that North Korea stop its provocative actions immediately. We urge the international society and states concerned to make tenacious efforts to settle the issue through dialogue, in combination with the strict implementation of increased economic sanctions against the country.