Pyongyang, November 17 (KCNA) -- The Permanent Mission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations issued the following press statement with regard to the forced adoption of the "draft resolution" A/C.3/71/L.23 on the human rights situation in the DPRK submitted by the European Union (EU) and Japan at the Third Committee of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 15 November 2016:
The "resolution" has nothing to do with promotion and protection of
genuine human rights as it is a product of plot and conspiracy proceeded
from the political purpose of the United States and other hostile
forces to stifle the DPRK by politicizing and maximizing the fictitious
"human right issue."
The "resolution" even touched on non-existing issue of the so-called
"exploitation" and "forced labour" of our workers sent abroad and
"nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles" that have no relevance to human
rights. As such, it is quite clear to everyone that it pursues
political purpose to isolate and stifle the DPRK, in conjunction with
the anti-DPRK sanction racket by the United States.
The United States has persistently pursued the hostile policy
against the DPRK for over half a century since its inception in order to
bring about collapse of its state and social system by mobilizing all
ways and means.
The United States has maneuvered so far to pressurize the DPRK with the nuclear and "human rights" issues in parallel.
However, the United States, realizing that they could not succeed in
by the nuclear issue, is now trying to eliminate the DPRK under the
disguise of the "human right issue."
Today, the United States continuously introduces into the Korean
peninsula a large amount of its strategic nuclear assets and stages
various kinds of aggressive joint military exercises with south Korea.
It openly wages even the drills aimed at "decapitation" of the
leadership of the DPRK and "occupation of Pyongyang."
Joining in such maneuvers of the United States, the EU and Japan
tabled the anti-DPRK "draft resolution" at the Third Committee again
This "resolution" which pursues ill-minded political purpose from A
to Z just repeated in detail the contents of the "report of COI" running
through with all lies, fabrications, plots and frauds and, thus, it is a
document which carries no impartiality and credibility at all.
It is the consistent policy of the Government of the DPRK to
continuously protect and promote the human rights of the popular masses
with full responsibility.
The Government of the DPRK, despite persistent sanctions and
pressure by the United States and other hostile forces, is concentrating
all its efforts on improving the livelihood of the people and securing
better future for them.
It is the stark reality of the DPRK that such superior measures for
popular masses as universal free medical care, free education, free
housing and equality between men and women continue to take effect and
that all people fully exercise and enjoy their human rights in all
sectors of their social life.
The people in the DPRK take immense pride in the socialist system of
the country which was chosen, consolidated and further developed by
their own will as well as in the genuine system of ensuring human rights
which capitalism can neither achieve nor imitate at all.
Before criticizing the human rights issues of other countries, the
EU and Japan should look into their own grave human rights violations as
well as those of their allies, reflect upon their crimes against
humanity including the worst-ever refugee crisis, and take appropriate
measures to address them. In particular, Japan should take measures to
apologize and compensate for such extra-large crimes against humanity it
had committed in the past towards the Korean people and many other
nations of the world as abduction and forcible drafting of 8.4 million
Koreans, massacre of 1 million of them and imposition of sexual slavery
on 200 000 women and girls.
All this clearly proves that the hostile forces are leaving no stone
unturned to mislead the world and pursuing ill-minded political
objectives to eliminate the socialist system of the DPRK which is a
genuine living cradle for the people.
The DPRK hopes for sincere dialogue and cooperation in the
international human rights field. However, it will take all appropriate
measures vis-a-vis the hostile acts against the DPRK that become
increasingly aggressive under the pretext of "human rights." -0-