Pyongyang, March 7 (KCNA) -- The UN Security Council adopted "resolution of harsh sanctions" against the DPRK over its bolstered nuclear deterrence for self-defence and its successful launch of earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-4.
The "resolution" can never represent the fair requirements of the
international community as it was an outrageous hostile act of
illegalizing the independent right of a sovereign state, and the DPRK
has never been bound to such "resolutions" lack of justice and
That is why recently former U.S. high-ranking officials and experts
on Korean affairs share the view that sanctions would not help settle
Australian National University posted on its website EASP ASIA FORUM
a meaningful article contributed by Joseph Dethomas, former assistant
secretary of the U.S. Department of State who is professor of
international affairs of Pennsylvania University.
The article said that the "sanctions" against north Korea is little short of hammering in vain.
The U.S., south Korea and Japan switched over to the policy of
additional sanctions from the policy of "strategic patience" to force
north Korea to scrap its nuclear and missile programs but they had
better desist from expecting any results as it is unrealistic to force
such a thing on north Korea, the article urged.
The opinion that a decade-long UN sanctions failed to prevent
nuclear tests and missile launches of the DPRK came from officials
concerned of the UN.
UN experts are raising serious questions about the effectiveness of
UN sanctions against the DPRK, holding that sanctions failed to prevent
the north from bolstering the nuclear and missile capabilities.
The U.S.-led sanctions against the DPRK are the worst human rights
abuse as they are disregarding international law and the norms governing
the relations among countries.
A series of international treaties and resolutions brand the
encroachment upon the sovereignty of other country and its economic
independence, any measure of threatening and pressuring the economic
arteries of other country and economic sanctions against other country
as acts of aggression and violation of international law.
John Ging, operation director of the UN Office for the Coordination
of Humanitarian Affairs, answering the questions raised by media at the
UN headquarters, expressed concern about the UNSC sanctions against the
From the historical point of view the U.S. has persisted in its
moves for systematic and overall sanctions against the DPRK in all
fields of the society and economy such as trade, finance and investment
in a bid to isolate and stifle it.
It is getting more hell-bent on its war moves to bring down the
socialist system in the DPRK by force of arms by weakening its military
potential and securing a pretext for igniting a war of aggression
However, the U.S. sanctions and pressure on the DPRK that have lasted for more than a half century went bust.
The DPRK ranked itself among countries possessed of H-bomb and
satellite launchers despite persistent political and military pressure,
threat and blockade of the imperialist allied forces. This reality
clearly proves that sanctions no longer work on the DPRK.
It is a daydream for the hostile forces to break the will of the DPRK through such sanctions. -0-