Pyongyang, March 24 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Korean Jurists Committee issued a statement on Thursday hitting out at the U.S. and its followers for slapping unilateral sanctions against the DPRK in the wake of the forcible adoption of the UNSC's "resolution on sanctions" No. 2270 against the latter by abusing its name.
The statement said that the DPRK's H-bomb test with which the
hostile forces took issue is a self-defensive measure for defending the
country's sovereignty and national right to existence from the U.S.
aggressive hostile policy toward the former and daily-increasing nuclear
threat to it.
It went on:
The above-said measure can never be a target of the UNSC's
"resolution on sanctions" in any case in view of international law.
The issue of a sovereign state's right to self-defense is publicly
recognized as just in the light of international law as it is stipulated
in the "Convention on States Responsibility" and on the principle of
such international law, the UN has adopted the Resolution, "Declaration
on the Inadmissibility of Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of States
and the Protection of Their Independence and Sovereignty" as a
resolution since the 20th UN General Assembly in 1965.
The DPRK's bolstering up of its nuclear deterrent can never be bound
to anything as it declared its withdrawal from the NPT in March, 1993
to cope with the dangerous situation created by the U.S. threat of a
nuclear war and it took effect in January, 2003.
The satellite launch of the DPRK, too, can never be a problem as it
is an legitimate exercise of the right to explore space granted by
The U.S. pressed the UNSC into adopting the "resolution on
sanctions," finding fault with a sovereign state's right to self-defense
and legitimate right. This is a blatant violation of the DPRK's
sovereignty, a serious threat to world peace and security and the height
of the brigandish arbitrary practice.
Not content with fabricating the illegal "resolution on sanctions"
against the DPRK in the UN arena, the U.S. is wooing its followers to
put mean independent sanctions including sanctions against enterprises
of the third country having business with the DPRK, openly talking about
filling the gap.
The unilateral sanctions being imposed by the U.S. to stifle the
DPRK are an illegal and unethical action to bring down the social system
of a sovereign state and encroach on its right to development and
As it has become clear that the hostile forces' moves to impose
harsh sanctions on the DPRK to stifle it are aimed to infringe upon its
right to existence and bring down its "social system," its toughest
countermeasures are entirely just in the light of not only international
law but also the right to self-defence.
The harsher sanctions to be slapped by the U.S. and its followers
against the DPRK would only make its self-development capability
stronger and precipitate their miserable end. -0-