DPRK accuses Japan of "hysteric" smear campaign

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-28 22:58:23|Editor: Zhou Xin
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PYONGYANG, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday accused Japan of playing up Pyongyang's alleged nuclear threat ahead of the snap legislative election in Japan earlier this month.

The Korea Asia-Pacific Peace Committee issued a statement, saying during the election for the House of Representatives, Japan's lower house, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had kicked up "a hysteric anti-DPRK racket" by "trumpeting" about "nuclear threat from the north" and the need to find a "solution to the abduction of Japanese" by the DPRK.

"It is a trite trick used by the sinister and crafty Japanese reactionaries to kick up an anti-DPRK smear campaign in order to mislead the public...and maintain power whenever they are thrown into a serious ruling crisis due to political inability and all kinds of corruption and irregularities," the statement said.

Tokyo says the development of a nuclear and missile program by the DPRK is posing a threat to Japan's national security. Abe had repeatedly brought up the DPRK's nuclear and missile program in his election campaign.