Monday, 24 October 2016

DPRK Permanent Mission to UN Issues Press Statement

Pyongyang, October 24 (KCNA) -- The DPRK Permanent Mission to the United Nations issued a press statement on Oct. 21. It said:
    The Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations issues this press statement with regard to the continuing forced adoption of the anti-DPRK "sanctions resolutions" of the UN Security Council, which do not carry legality, morality and impartiality at all.
    The anti-DPRK "sanctions resolutions" adopted so far in the Security Council are all illegal criminal documents fabricated by arbitrariness of the United States encroaching upon the UN Charter and other recognized international laws.
    It is heart of the issue that the UN Security Council is continuing to fabricate those anti-DPRK "sanctions resolutions" under the pretext of its determination that DPRK's nuclear tests and satellites launches pose "threats to international peace and security".
    If our nuclear tests and peaceful satellites launches pose threats to the international peace and security, then why has the UN Security Council never taken issue with the nuclear tests and satellites launches conducted by other countries?
    Does the UN Security Council has any authority to prohibit nuclear tests and satellites launches whosoever conducted by them?
    If the UN Security Council has the authority to prohibit nuclear tests and satellites launches whosoever conducted by them, here is the question raised again why the Security Council has never prohibited the nuclear tests and satellites launches of other countries until now.
    There are already relevant international treaties pertaining to the nuclear tests and satellite development, and therefore sovereign states can strictly join in these treaties fully on a voluntary basis.
    The DPRK requested the UN Secretariat to clarify legal basis of the anti-DPRK "sanctions resolutions" imposed by the UN Security Council, but the Secretariat has not answered yet to these questions.
    Unless these questions are addressed, none of the UN member states could accept or implement any of the "sanctions resolutions" of the UN Security Council.
    UN member states should pay primary attention to the reason of why discussion on having fundamental reform of the UN system centered on power countries is not yet making any progress, although it came a long way of discussion.
    If the UN member states tolerate and blindly follow the acts of arbitrariness of power countries who are misusing the Security Council, the Council then will merely turn into a ground where the power countries go rampant and behave as an emperor more than ever before.
    In the 17th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Non-Aligned Movement held last September and in the G-77 Ministerial Meeting held on the margin of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, there were adopted the Final Document and Declaration respectively opposing and rejecting both the UN Security Council "sanctions resolutions" and unilateral sanctions of the U.S. and western countries against the DPRK. This opposition and rejection is an answer and the voice of justice of the international community to the questions raised above. -0-

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