Pyongyang, December 12 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK issued a statement Saturday in connection with the U.S. ever more desperate moves to stifle the DPRK under the pretext of "human rights issue."
By taking advantage of holding chairmanship of the UN Security
Council for December, the U.S. again tabled on Dec. 10 the agenda item
"Situation in the DPRK" which it had referred to the Council for the
first time at the end of last year, the statement said, and went on:
We strongly denounce and categorically reject the U.S. convocation
of another meeting of the UN Security Council aimed at finding fault
with the "human rights" in the DPRK despite opposition by many
The U.S. put an agenda item represented by an ambiguous word instead
of the expression "human rights" up for discussion in order to make
sure that the "human rights issue" in the DPRK is included in the agenda
items of the Security Council in the wake of the railroading of the
"resolution" "Situation of human rights in the DPRK" at the 69th UN
General Assembly last year. It also convened the first session by egging
some member nations of the Council.
This time it suddenly organized a meeting which was not originally
included in the December schedule of the Security Council by arbitrarily
playing the role of chair country and brought "defectors from the
north" to the sacred place of the UN meeting in a bid to fan up
atmosphere of international pressure on the DPRK.
But at the meeting more countries than last year opposed the
convocation and the discussion of issues outside the mandate of the
Security Council based on clear reasons. This revealed the sinister aim
sought by the U.S. in its farce and hardened the objective understanding
that the U.S. anti-DPRK "human rights" racket is a product of its
persistent hostile policy toward the DPRK.
The UN Security Council should not waste time by intervening in
matters outside its mandate but concentrate on dealing with urgent
issues of threatening global peace and security. It should handle such
issues as the U.S. harsh tortures and the U.S.-south Korea joint
military exercises for aggression against which the DPRK had already
brought a lawsuit, in particular.
If it is to deal with the issues of the DPRK, it had better table
the issue of concluding a peace treaty which we proposed again at the
70th UN General Assembly this year in order to avert the danger of war
and create a peaceful environment on the Korean Peninsula.
We will counter with high vigilance and tough stand the anti-DPRK
"human rights" racket being kicked up by the hostile forces including
the U.S. which is getting all the more desperate in the UN arena. -0-