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
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-