Pyongyang, September 23 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK released the following statement Wednesday:
The forces hostile toward the DPRK are trying hard to justify
international cooperation for pressuring the DPRK by abusing the UN
human rights arena as a theatre for "human rights" racket against the
On the sideline of the 30th meeting of the UN Human Rights Council
the U.S. and other hostile forces held what they called "experts'
meeting" on the non-existent "human rights issue" in the DPRK where they
cited the already-bankrupt anti-DPRK "investigation report" and "human
rights resolution", finding fault with the DPRK and fanning up an
international atmosphere critical of it.
The DPRK rejected the convention of the "meeting" itself and did not
feel the need to take part in it from the beginning as it was clear
that the anti-DPRK "human rights" campaign is aimed at "change of social
system" and "replacement of regime".
But the DPRK took part in the "meeting" to reveal before the
international community the truth about the enemies' anti-DPRK "human
rights" racket as what would be mentioned at the "meeting" would be very
provocative ones going beyond the tolerance limit.
As was anticipated, the "meeting" was proven again to be a sinister
political farce aimed at "overthrowing the social system" of the DPRK
under the pretext of human rights as it was a product of the U.S.
hostile policy toward the DPRK.
Irony is that the U.S., chieftain of war of aggression and the
biggest human rights abuser, took the lead in discussing someone's
"human rights issue" while painting itself as an "advocate of human
The U.S. is an evil empire getting engrossed in harassing peace and
committing all sorts of human rights abuses not only inside the country
but in all other parts of the world.
It is also the U.S. which caused the serious refugee issue sweeping the whole of Europe.
As the U.S. started wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and
other parts of the world and fostered civil wars under the pretexts of
"war on terrorism" and establishment of "democracy", refugees have been
on sharp increase and there are increasing international voices blaming
the U.S. for the refugee issue.
The recent "experts' meeting" glaringly revealed the clumsy nature
of Japan and EU countries blindly obeying the U.S. for the sake of
alliance, being indifferent to the encroachment upon the sovereignty of
What should not be overlooked is the improper attitude of the UN Human Rights Council.
Far from taking issue with serious human rights abuses that have
become the target of worldwide denunciation and censure, the UN Human
Rights Council, siding with the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK,
allowed itself to be used as leverage for putting pressure on specified
countries. This abnormal development left the DPRK greatly skeptical
about the principles of impartiality and strict neutrality touted by the
If such practices are continuously fostered and connived, the
international human rights arena will become a political confrontation
theatre for serving interests of individual countries, not one for
realizing genuine dialogue and cooperation.
It is the consistent stand of the DPRK to wish for dialogue and
cooperation for the protection and promotion of genuine human rights but
to strongly reject dialogue and cooperation targeting sinister
The DPRK bitterly denounces the anti-DPRK "human rights" campaign
like the "experts' meeting" as an intolerable politically-motivated
provocation and hardens its will to strongly counter the hostile forces'
"human rights" racket to the last.
We will defend and further consolidate Korean-style socialist
system, a cradle of a happy life of the Korean people, no matter what
others may say. -0