Pyongyang, June 4 (KCNA) -- On June 1, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced that it would officially designate the DPRK as the jurisdiction of "primary money laundering concern" and work out regulations of the special measures to tighten the isolation of the DPRK under the international financial system.
A spokesman for the DPRK National Coordination Committee for AML/CFT
(anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism) on
Saturday released a statement vehemently denouncing the above-said
action as another illegal act of infringing upon the sovereignty and
vital rights of the DPRK.
The statement said:
Through the above-said action the U.S. pursues the sinister aim of
making up the flaw of the UN "resolution on sanctions" with its
independent and additional sanctions in blatant violation of the UN
Charter and international law and totally blockading the DPRK after
finding it hard to achieve its objective through the unreasonable UN
"resolution on sanctions."
The U.S. is loudly calling on the neighboring countries to increase
pressure upon the DPRK while vociferating about the "implementation of
the sanctions", but the DPRK dismisses this as a nonsensical talk.
The DPRK is not frightened in the least by the U.S. stereotyped
method of labeling it "money launderer", not content with branding it as
"a nuclear proliferators", "human rights abuser," etc.
The world should be well aware of these despicable moves of the U.S.
and remain vigilant against them as it is staging such ridiculous farce
quite contrary to the fact that the DPRK is having good cooperation
with the Financial Action Task Force in the field of AML/CFT.
Proceeding from its consistent stand of opposing money laundering
and combating financing of terrorism, the DPRK set up such a
well-regulated state system as establishing the Financial Supervisory
Bureau and the Financial Information Bureau to prevent money laundering
as required by international standard and adopted the AML/CFT Law. It
has closely cooperated with the international organization since it
acceded to the International Convention for the Suppression of the
Financing of Terrorism.
The U.S. is sadly mistaken if it calculates it can attain its sinister political goal through the above-said action.
With no desperate actions can the U.S. prevent the DPRK from
building a socialist power by dint of its tremendous military muscle and
in the indomitable spirit of self-reliance and self-development. -0-