Saturday, 17 June 2017
U.S., Western Countries Are to Blame for World's Biggest Refugee Crisis: DPRK Human Rights Institute
Pyongyang, June 17 (KCNA) -- The Human Rights Institute of the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences issued a white paper Saturday clarifying the root cause of the world's biggest refugee crisis getting serious day by day on the occasion of June 20, the World Refugees Day.
Now that the number of refugees has far exceeded 65 million worldwide, it has become one of the most serious problems faced by the international community in the socio-political and humanitarian fields to tackle this and guarantee their rights, the white paper said, and went on:
The root cause of the unprecedented refugee crisis today is attributable to the U.S. and other Western countries' foreign policy for aggression and plunder.
All the foreign policies pursued by the U.S. and the West are based on the imperialist viewpoint of looking down upon other nations and suppressing them while seeking one's own interests only in utter disregard of others, the "logic of strength" guided by jungle law aimed to dominate all countries and nations of the world by force and the dollar-almighty view on value.
It is due to the U.S. and the West's reactionary external policy that sovereignty of countries are openly violated and extreme political chaos and disorder have been created to cause brutal violation of human rights in different parts of the world.
The refugee crisis which has thrown humankind into great fear and uneasiness in the new century is an inevitable product of the "war on terrorism" which the U.S. has expanded worldwide by inveigling the Western countries after setting it as one important component of its foreign policy.
It is clear that the persistent "war on terrorism" characterized by aggression and plunder waged by the U.S. for the world domination will further increase the number of refugees in the targeted countries and regions.
The occurrence of the unprecedented refugee crisis worldwide today is directly linked with the "coloring revolution" actively pushed forward by the U.S. and the West.
The "coloring revolution" is one of important foreign policies of the U.S. and the West aimed at bringing all countries and nations under their domination and assimilating them under the signboard of "freedom" and "democracy".
The reactionary ideological and cultural poisoning and provision of fund to anti-government forces by the U.S. and other Western countries have caused such "coloring revolutions" as "rose revolution", "orange revolution" and "tulip revolution" in several countries of Eastern Europe and Asia as a result of which there have been regime changes in many countries and disputes and civil wars and lots of people have been reduced into refugees.
Clarifying it is none other than the U.S. and other Western countries that created the biggest refugee crisis and cruelly violate their rights, the white paper continued:
Even recently the U.S. administration made public an executive order on immigration preventing refugees from entering the U.S. by for 120 days. This executive order is full of discrimination against Muslims from the Mid-east and Africa.
Not a few African refugees were repatriated in shackles as criminals against their will.
The Western countries which styled themselves "human rights gentlemen", completely discarding that spurious mask, set up double, treble barbed-wire entanglements in the border areas to block the border. They even set standards for entry, sending back those refugees who do not meet those standards.
In some countries the refugees are holed up in freight containers when proceedings for entry are underway and a "law" by which those who do not opt for other country are not set free just like criminals is in force.
Due to the U.S. and other Western countries' sealing of borders and deliberate persecution, large contingents of stranded refugees spend days and months outside in border areas of those countries without the provision of elementary living conditions.
The U.S. and other Western countries which caused such an inhuman incident and pushed the refugee issue into a grave phase should not evade their responsibilities but face due punishment at international human rights court. -0