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A suboptimal algorithm for modulation classification was proposed for classifying the modulation type of general M-ary phase-shifted keying (MPSK) signals. Yang and Soliman (see IEEE Trans. Aerosp. Electron. Syst., vol.33, no.1, p.38-45, 1997) approximated the phase probability density function of a received signal to be the Tikhonov function. Instead, we employ the exact phase density function and derive an asymptotic optimal classification algorithm. We show a structure of this proposed classifier for continuous wave (CW), binary phase-shift keying (BPSK), quaternary phase-shift keying (QPSK), and 8PSK. Besides, we give an example to demonstrate the capability of this algorithm and compare its performance to that in Yang and Soliman. It is shown that the performance is more effective.