Pyongyang, August 6 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and Japan are leaving no means untried to tarnish the image of the DPRK, asserting that it "does not guarantee the rights of its workers" abroad.
Shortly ago, a spokesperson for East Asian and Pacific Affairs of
the U.S. Department of State claimed that the "money earned by workers
of the DPRK abroad finds its way to the government of north Korea and
this is being used exclusively for its illegal nuclear and missile
programs" and such problem will be reflected in the sanctions against
Pursuant to its master's scenario, Japan, too, is working hard to
seek the adoption of a "resolution" on forcing the DPRK to halt the
dispatch of its workers to other countries.
It failed to include an item calling on foreign countries to
prohibit the hiring of DPRK's workers in the UN Security Council
"resolution" adopted in January. In the wake of the adoption of another
UNSC "resolution" in March it got in touch with individual countries
which are hiring workers of the DPRK in a bid to halt the hiring.
This is a reckless behavior of those hell-bent on pursuing a hostile policy toward the DPRK.
It has become common practice for countries to have exchange not
only in funds and technology but also in manpower in their economic
relations and so nobody can find fault with this.
The DPRK's workers dispatched to foreign countries on the voluntary
principle according to the legitimate contracts with them are striving
to develop the economy of their country and boost the external economic
exchange under working and living conditions as required by
international law and the DPRK's law.
The U.S. and Japan are peddling this normal economic exchange in the
international arena, urging "relevant countries not to hire Korean
workers" under the pretext of "human rights abuse." This is a wanton
interference in their internal affairs as it seriously infringes upon
other countries' sovereignty in order to achieve their sinister goals.
It is the U.S. and western countries that are now putting collective
pressure upon those countries which maintain their unique system and
political mode under the pretext of "human rights abuses" in quest of
their unilateral interests irrelevant to human rights.
Countries' sovereignty is being violated and their national
development seriously retarded worldwide owing to the hostile forces'
vicious interference and moves for aggression under the pretext of
"protecting human rights."
The DPRK's working people abroad and their families are now
expressing irrepressible resentment at the U.S., Japan and other hostile
forces spreading the fiction about "abuse of the rights of its workers
abroad" for the purpose of increasing the pressure upon the DPRK over
the issue of "human rights".
The "human rights standard" based on the American-style outlook on
value can not be applied to the DPRK and it is absolutely unacceptable
to use it for political purpose or as a precondition for exchange among
countries and their development.
It is necessary to heighten vigilance against the U.S. and other
hostile forces to realize its wild ambition for hegemony through
pressure and aggression while internationalizing the "human rights
issue" of other countries. -0-