Pyongyang, June 23 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued the following statement Tuesday:
The dishonest hostile forces are getting extremely reckless and
provocative in their moves to tarnish the dignity and image of the DPRK
and bring down its ideology and social system at any cost under the
pretext of non-existent "human rights issue."
The hostile forces finally set up the ghost-like "UN office of human
rights" in south Korea despite the DPRK's repeated warnings and strong
protest of different countries and their people.
This is a hideous politically-motivated provocation challenging the
dignity and social system of the DPRK and a criminal act of escalating
tensions on the Korean peninsula and in the region and inciting
confrontation under the pretext of "protecting human rights."
The hostile forces are advertising the establishment of the "office"
was pursuant to the "resolution" of the UN Human Rights Council but
they can never cover up their true colors as plot-breeders.
The DPRK categorically opposed and rejected the "human rights
resolution" railroaded through the 25th meeting of the UN Human Rights
Council in March last year as it was a product of the U.S. vicious
hostile policy toward the DPRK. The DPRK, therefore, never recognizes
the "office" set up, pursuant to the "resolution."
The DPRK vehemently condemns the ruckus of setting up the "office"
in Seoul as another form of the anti-DPRK "human rights" campaign
launched by the hostile forces seized with the inveterate repugnance
towards the DPRK.
The south Korean puppet authorities have turned south Korea into a
tundra of human rights by invoking the "Security Law" and other evil
laws. It is the height of impudence for them to have taken the lead in
setting up such "office", talking volumes about the "human rights issue"
in the DPRK.
They allowed the setting up of the "office" in Seoul though no
country in the world dared do so. This is an anachronistic behavior and a
grave provocation pushing the inter-Korean confrontation to an extreme
phase contrary to the desire of all Koreans for improved inter-Korean
It is as clear as noonday that the "office" is no more than a center
for gathering misinformation cooked up by "defectors from the north"
and other riff-raffs to earn money as it is set to implement the U.S.
hostile policy towards the DPRK from A to Z.
It is ridiculous, indeed, for the U.S. and other hostile forces to
work hard to save the anti-DPRK "human rights" campaign from bankruptcy
by patronizing the human scum who eke out their living through false
It is no more than a daydream for them to try to do harm to the DPRK
standing highly dignified for its independence and Songun by employing
such base means and methods as setting up the "office".
The DPRK will decisively foil the reckless "human rights" racket
against the DPRK through resolute toughest counteractions. -0-