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N. Korea slams Australia, Japan for ‘extremely dangerous’ military buildup, especially sub capabilities

March 21, 2022


“What cannot be overlooked is that the U.S. and the U.K. use the media as the front to describe extremely dangerous military moves of Australia as if they were a part of its increased military strength while linking those moves with the Ukrainian situation,” the association said.

It then warned countries in the region to stay on high alert against the “dangerous military moves” of the United States and the West, and to stay vigilant against Australia rushing its attempt to be nuclear-armed following the “footsteps of the U.S. and the West.”

In September last year, the U.S. launched a new trilateral security partnership with Australia and Britain, and said the countries will work to equip Australia with conventionally armed nuclear submarines as a first step.

In a separate commentary by the ministry’s Institute for Studies of Japan, an unnamed researcher took aim at Tokyo’s newly commissioned ultra-modern submarine “Taigei,” calling it a move that will only bring “self-destruction.”

“(Their purpose) is to regain the ruined status of the old Japanese Empire and realize its wild ambition for re-aggression by possessing the preemptive strike capability with the conversion of ‘Self-Defence Forces’ into offensive forces,” read the piece.