Pyongyang, February 20 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued the following statement on Saturday;
The U.S. is getting evermore frantic with the anti-DPRK campaign obsessed with inveterate hostility toward it.
"2016 North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act" passed through the U.S.
Senate and House of Representatives and it took effect after Obama
signed it on February 18. The act is peppered with rubbish-like
provisions calling for obstructing the normal economic and trading
activities of the DPRK while intensifying psychological warfare for
internal destabilization and plot-breeding over "human rights issue".
The U.S. scenario to hold in check the DPRK's implementation of the
line of simultaneously developing the two fronts through despicable
sanctions and psychological warfare is as foolish as trying to get the
sun eclipsed by palms.
Sanctions do not work on the DPRK as it has been subject to the U.S.
harsh sanctions more than half a century. The DPRK manufactured even
H-bomb entirely on the basis of its self-development principle despite
It is the unanimous view of the international community that
sanctions and threats cannot help settle the issue of the Korean
Peninsula but make it more complicated.
The DPRK can never overlook the fact that the campaign launched by
the U.S. while branding the DPRK's just measure for self-defence as an
act of disturbing peace is aimed at bringing down the socialist system
in the DPRK, cradle of worthwhile life and happiness of its people.
The U.S. has often repeated the assertion that sanctions are not
targeting the people of the DPRK and their living but this time it
openly blustered that the essence of its policy toward the DPRK is to
suffocate its overall national economy and bring down its social system.
This proves that the U.S. remains unchanged in its hostile policy
aimed at physically eliminating the state and people of the DPRK and is
going beyond the tolerance limit, far from weakening.
The U.S. is working hard to use the "human rights issue" as an
excuse for slapping sanctions in a sinister bid to bring down the social
system of the DPRK but the harsh economic sanctions mean the worst
abuse of the human rights of its people and the U.S., a kingpin of human
rights abuses, is bound to be punished for them.
The desperate moves of the U.S. will only harden the unshakable will
of the service personnel and people of the DPRK to firmly defend the
most advantageous socialist system whereby they fully enjoy their
genuine human rights and to proudly build an economic giant and a highly
civilized nation under the unfurled banner of the
The harsher the U.S. becomes in its hostile policy, the more firmly
the DPRK will stick to its line of simultaneously pushing forward
economic construction and the building of nuclear force. -0-