Pyongyang, May 30 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry on Monday gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA as regards the unreasonable EU "sanctions" against the DPRK:
Recently the European Union announced a series of "additional
sanctions" against the DPRK such as increasing the objects of
"sanctions", banning the governmental aid to the trade with the DPRK and
investment in a number of fields and prohibiting take-off and landing
of its planes and their passage through territorial air and port calls
of its ships in Europe.
The EU slapped such "sanctions" against the DPRK under the absurd
pretext that the DPRK's just exercise of sovereignty and self-defensive
measures pose a "grave threat to the global peace and regional
The UN Charter and other international laws have no provision
stipulating that either nuclear test or satellite launch poses a "threat
to the global peace and security".
If the DPRK's bolstering of its nuclear deterrence and space
development for peaceful purposes pose threats, are the European
countries' stockpiling and bolstering of nuclear weapons and ceaseless
launching of satellites justified?
International laws, however, stipulate that blockade-like sanctions
against a sovereign state in peace time are an act of aggression and an
The EU "sanctions" are a copy of the U.S. independent "sanctions"
faked up in violation of the UN Charter after the U.S. failed to
railroad the total blockade against the DPRK through the UN Security
The reality proves that the EU is undisguisedly toeing the U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK aimed to stifle it.
The EU would be well advised to behave itself, drawing a lesson from
the worst refugee crisis in history caused by its pursuance of the
policy of the U.S. which toppled the sovereign states in the Mideast.
The EU had better focus its efforts on settling its own complicated
issues if it is unable to strive to ensure international justice and
The EU is sadly mistaken if it calculates it can lead the DPRK to
changes through "sanctions." They will only help heighten the DPRK's
spirit of self-development. -0-