Pyongyang, November 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK issued the following statement Saturday in connection with the fact that anti-DPRK "human rights resolution" was railroaded through the third committee of the 70th UN General Assembly:
The "resolution" worked out and submitted by the EU and Japan under
the manipulation of the U.S. is peppered with fraud, swindle and
malignant vituperations against the DPRK from the beginning to the end.
We categorically reject the "human rights resolution", a vivid
expression of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK and a typical
example of politicization of human rights, selectivity and
double-standards, as it is a serious politically-motivated provocative
Those countries which sponsored the "resolution" have neither face
nor justification to pull up others in the light of their hypocritical
nature and their current poor human rights record.
Those who should be brought to justice are the U.S., the world's
worst human rights tundra and worst human rights abuser, the EU which
resorts to inhuman treatment of refugees and Japan which has not made
any admittance, apology and reparation for its hideous human rights
crimes in the past.
These forces used whopping lies presented by such human scum as
"defectors from the north" who fled the homeland after committing
indelible crimes against the country and their kith and kin as
"evidence" for drafting the said "resolution." Truth about the facts has
repeatedly been brought to light in the world's eyes.
One has to confirm things with one's own eyes before slandering others.
That's why we invited officials concerned including the EU
representative for human rights issue and the UN high commissioner for
human rights to visit the DPRK and see for themselves the advantageous
human rights system and policies of prioritizing the people and showing
loving care for them which are admired by many people, while urging them
not to just lend an ear to rubbish talked by riff-raffs. We, at the
same time, proposed sincere dialogue and cooperation in the field of
human rights out of magnanimity.
However, they cancelled the visit to the DPRK for a political reason
that can convince no one and other unreasonable reason and peddled
again "draft resolution" against the DPRK in collusion with the hostile
forces. Such attitude of the EU clearly proves the true aim sought by
the body which styles itself "a human rights champion."
The recent railroading of the "resolution" clearly proves once again
the essence and absurdity of the "human rights" campaign of the hostile
forces including the U.S. which is aimed at overturning the social
system in the DPRK as well as the true nature of the UN human rights
bodies which threw off the principle of impartiality and neutrality,
bound to the U.S. and the West.
We stand for genuine dialogue and cooperation in the human rights
field but will never tolerate those deliberately shunning our sincere
will for cooperation and seeking to keep pressuring the DPRK to achieve a
sinister political purpose.
The tragic developments in the Mid-east and several countries which
were thrown into political chaos and bloodshed clearly prove what dear
price one has to pay for allowing interference in internal affairs that
is perpetrated under the pretexts of "human rights" and "democracy".
The miserable situation in several regions of the world eloquently
proves that human rights precisely mean sovereignty and it is quite
right for the DPRK to respond to any plot to overthrow the socialist
system in the DPRK with a tough stand.
Now that the UN is being abused as a theatre for hurling slanders at
the DPRK under the manipulation of the U.S. and the West, the DPRK will
take corresponding measures.
The hostile forces have to clearly understand that they can gain
nothing from their frantic anti-DPRK "human rights" campaign and
sinister intrigues. -0-