Japan Hit for Illegal Intrusion into DPRK's Exclusive Economic Zone:
Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry
Pyongyang, September 17 (KCNA) -- A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on September 17 with regard to Japan's intrusion into our exclusive economic zone.
On August 23 and 24, the patrol boat and ships of Japan Coast Guard were chased out by the self-defensive measures of the DPRK when those made illegal intrusion into our exclusive economic zone.
The expulsion of the Japanese ships from our zone is a just and righteous exercise of our sovereign rights.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK sternly alerted Japan through diplomatic channel to the latter's need to take due steps for heading off any possible reoccurrence of such acts of intruding into our zone and obstructing the activities of our fishing vessels.