Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Criminal Nature of Anti-DPRK "Sanctions Resolutions" Disclosed

Pyongyang, October 18 (KCNA) -- The Institute of International Studies of the DPRK in an indictment Tuesday denounced the U.S. and its followers for making profound confusing of the right and the wrong to give impression that the "resolutions on sanctions" on the DPRK which they manipulated by abusing the UN Security Council were "required by the international community".
    The indictment said that the anti-DPRK "sanctions resolutions" cooked up by the U.S. and its followers were hideous criminal documents encroaching upon the sovereignty of an independent state in defiance of the UN Charter and the norms of international law.
    It is stipulated in Article 39 of Chapter 7 of the UN Charter that the UN Security Council decides the threat to peace and existence of acts of harassing peace and aggression and shall make recommendations for maintenance of international peace and security and their restoration and take countermeasures.
    By abusing this article the U.S. described the DPRK's nuclear tests, satellite launch and ballistic rocket test-fire as "threats to international peace and security" and brandished a sanctions stick by abusing Article 41 (non-military measure).
    Question is whether there is an article defining nuclear test, satellite launch and ballistic rocket test-fire as "threat to international peace and security" in the UN Charter which has 19 chapters and 111 articles, and in any norms of international law.
    If nuclear tests, satellite launch and ballistic rocket test-fire pose "threat to international peace and security", the permanent member nations of the UN Security Council which have so far conducted at least 2 000 nuclear tests, launched more than 7 000 satellites and carry out over 10 000-km range inter-continental ballistic missile launch tests on a regular basis should be indicted.
    The indictment recalled that the "resolutions on sanctions" on the DPRK worked out by the U.S. and its followers are peppered with vicious purposes to block the daily economic activities of the DPRK and deprive it of its right to exist, live and develop by employing all possible means and methods in defiance of international legal norms provided for in paragraph 3, Article 1 of Chapter 1 of the UN Charter, paragraph 2 of Article 1 and paragraph 1 of Article 2 of the international convention on economic, social and cultural rights, Article 110 of the UN convention on the law of the sea, and Article 15 of the convention on high seas.
    The indictment detailed facts to prove that the U.S. and its followers' moves for sanctions on the DPRK is an illegal criminal act little short of enforcing gangster-like logic as "world's unique standard" in gross defiance of the impartiality and neutrality, the basic principles of activities of the UN Security Council.
    In January 2013 the U.S. and its followers cooked up "resolution 2087" while making far-fetched assertion that the DPRK's earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong 3-2 was a "long-range missile launch".
    In "resolution 2270" they included such phrases which said that "even though it is a satellite launch and a space projectile, Korea is not allowed to conduct technical cooperation of any form as regards launch using ballistic missile technology", disclosing their sinister intention and totally denying the outer space treaty, to say nothing of the DPRK's right to use space for peaceful purposes.
    There are also dozens of sanctions acts unilaterally enforced by the U.S. against the DPRK in wanton violation of international law.
    The indictment said that the Obama group's rhetoric about "watertight sanctions and blockade" is nothing but a shriek of those browbeaten by the tremendous might of Songun Korea standing imposingly as a nuclear power and a strategic rocket power in the east.
    The hostile forces will get nothing from their anti-DPRK sanctions moves and will not evade shameful total bankruptcy. -0-

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