Korea condemns Japan for renewed claim to Korea’s Dokdo islets


The Korean government has slammed Japan for
its fresh territorial claims to the Korea-controlled Dokdo islets. Seoul’s defense and foreign ministries quickly
issued statements on Tuesday re-asserting Dokdo is,… by every standard,… Korean territory. Kim Hyun-bin reports. Korea’s defense ministry has urged Japan to
withdraw all of its false territorial claims to the Korea-controlled Dokdo islets,… after
Tokyo again renewed its claim to the rocky islets in its annual defense white paper on
Tuesday. This the twelfth consecutive year Japan has
made the claim in the document. “We strongly protest Japan’s false claim to
Dokdo in their defense white paper and urge Tokyo to correct it. If Japan continues to claim Dokdo, we will
sternly counter the action and move to secure our sovereign territory.” “The ministry also summoned a defense attache
from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul and submitted a formal protest against the document.” Korea’s foreign ministry also released a statement,
in which it said that Dokdo is Korean territory… and expressed its strong protest against Tokyo’s
“unjust” claims. The ministry urged Japan to look at historical
facts and actively contribute to improving Korea-Japan ties based on mutual trust. Dokdo lies in closer proximity to Korea than
Japan in the East Sea between the two countries… and has long been a source of tension between
the two neighbors. Experts believe Tokyo’s renewed claim is likely
to have an adverse effect on relations between Korea and Japan. Kim Hyun-bin, Arirang News.

One comment

  • 百地三太夫

    SKorea has no validity on the present occupation of Takeshima/Dokdo. It's just illegal act. Even kids can understand the island is Japan's territory at finding the contents of SF Treaty and its making process.

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