A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea issued the following statement on Thursday:
Anti-Japanese sentiments of our people are flaring up because of the unjust step by the Japanese government to have finally excluded the infant classes of Korean schools from the “free infant education and child upbringing” system.
Not satisfied in having excluded the Korean children in Japan from the high school supporting system, the Japanese government has now completely refused education support even for the children at infant classes. This is an undisguised hostile move towards the DPRK and an intolerable reckless act of inhumane nature.
The despicable acts of the Japanese authorities towards the Korean residents in Japan did not happen merely one or two times in the past. But, the latest heinous and reckless act of bruising even the minds of infants was not seen before.
Such an unprecedented atrocity is a manifestation of vicious attempt to throw the whole of the Korean residents in Japan into a crucible of national exclusion and obliterate their nationality by all possible means.
We never tolerate anti-DPRK hostile acts to suppress and obliterate the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan(Chongryon), a legitimate overseas organization of the dignified DPRK, and the Korean residents in Japan, members of our nation. There is not a slightest change in this position.
Though repeatedly talking about an “unconditional dialogue, ” Abe regime will never be able to step across the threshold of our Republic as long as it only chooses to do evil deeds against the trend and pursues hostile policy towards the DPRK. Abe regime should bear this in mind and behave with discretion.