February 5, 2014
North Korea on Tuesday denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as an “Asian Hitler” intent on amassing military power under the guise of ensuring regional stability.
The attack in an editorial carried by the North’s official KCNA news agency followed commentary by the ruling party’s newspaper Rodong Sinmun last month that described Abe as a “militarist maniac” for trying to amend Tokyo’s pacifist constitution.
Abe said last month that Japan’s pacifist post-World War II constitution, which limits its military to self-defence, could be amended by 2020.
The KCNA editorial, entitled “Is this the emergence of an Asian Hitler?” said the Japanese premier was fuelling fears of North Korea’s missile and nuclear threats in order to justify his country’s military expansion.
This article was posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 6:07 am