Pyongyang, April 27 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Wednesday as the U.S. has come out with new "sanctions doctrine":
Officials of the U.S. administration including those of the Treasury
Department have suggested so-called "sanctions doctrine" to ratchet up
the sanctions and pressure on other countries.
Throughout history the U.S., regarding sanctions as a major means
for pursuing its foreign policy for aggression, deliberately wielded a
sanctions stick against those countries and people disobedient to it in
defiance of international law, thereby inflicting untold pain and
misfortune upon them.
The "sanctions doctrine" advocated by the U.S. is the evil
"doctrine" that can be produced only in the U.S., the hotbed of
high-handed and arbitrary practices, as it is a collection of mean
methods for bringing into submission those countries and their people
courting its displeasure.
The gap between the rich and the poor is widening and the social
inequality and conflict are festering with each passing day and people
suffer from unemployment and economic difficulty. Moreover, innocent
people fall victim to shooting sprees for the mere reason that they hurt
one's feelings. This is daily occurrence in the U.S.
It is ridiculous for the U.S. to invent the "sanctions doctrine" to
impose pain on others, far from minding its own business.
It is foolhardy for the daily declining U.S. to resort to sanctions
against other countries. What matters here is that the U.S. sanctions
have become a root cause of unreasonable pressure, inequality, tensions
and stand-off in the international relations.
Countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America hit by U.S. sanctions
stick should destroy the cesspool of high-handed and arbitrary practices
in unity in order to stop the bigger disaster that may be caused by the
evil "doctrine". -0-