Japan is not qualified to participate in the six-party talks as
it does not wish to see any progress of the talks, the official
Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) of North Korea said in a
The commentary said the settlement of the nuclear issue on the
Korean Peninsula would leave Japan stripped of one of its major
pretexts for realizing its militarist goal to become the leader of
For this reason, Japan is resorting to every conceivable means
to scuttle the talks, it said.
The current round of the six-party talks on the nuclear issue on
the Korean Peninsula was adjourned on Thursday. Top Chinese envoy
to the six-party talks Wu Dawei said it would restart soon.
Also on Thursday, Wu said in a Chairman's Statement that the
involved parties agreed they would continue to advance the
six-party talks, and reaffirmed that they will faithfully carry out
their commitments of the Sept. 19 joint statement and the Feb.13
The talks involve North Korea, South Korea, China, the United
States, Japan and Russia.
(Xinhua News Agency March 27, 2007)