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S. Korea denounces Japan for territorial claims to disputed isles

IANS  |  Seoul 

on Tuesday denounced for its repeated territorial claims to Dokdo islets, called Takeshima in Japan, lying halfway between the two countries.

said in a statement that it strongly protests against the repeating its illegitimate sovereignty over Dokdo islets, which it claims to be an indigenous territory of South Korea, reported.

The statement strongly urged to immediately drop the claim which was laid through Japan's annual diplomatic report, the Diplomatic Blue Paper.

It said that "Japan's futile claim will have no influence on South Korea's sovereignty over the islets", which it said is part of South Korea's territory historically, geographically and under international law.

restored its sovereignty over the after its liberation in 1945 from the Japanese colonization. has since maintained a small police detachment there.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 14:08 IST
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