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EU Urged to Behave Itself as Befitting Its Status

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

    Pyongyang, December 8 (KCNA) -- There is a widespread rumor worldwide that the U.S. operates secret prisons in East European countries and CIA planes with "POWs" on board are using airports of European countries in secrecy. European countries have now buckled down to probing the case, asserting if it is true that those secret U.S. prisons exist in East European countries, it is a serious human rights abuse and a wanton violation of international law. Commenting on this, Rodong Sinmun Thursday observes:
    The European countries are now demanding a thorough probe into the truth about the presence of the U.S. secret prisons there and the involvement of some countries in the region in the case because it constitutes a crime against humanity which should never be pardoned.
    But some dishonest forces within the EU, while keeping mum about the hideous human rights abuses committed by the U.S., are talking this or that about "human issues" of those countries that incur their displeasure in a bid to use that as a leverage for attaining their sinister political purpose. A typical example of their behavior was the EU's recent lobbying for the introduction and adoption of the human rights resolution against the DPRK at the UN, a product of the U.S. instigation.
    If the EU truly stands for settling human rights issues on the principle of impartiality it should hold the U.S. accountable for its human rights abuses and bring them to the UN.
    It is something beyond common sense for the EU to shut its eyes to the U.S. massacre of civilians as evidenced by its act of using chemical weapons called white phosphorus against peaceable citizens to burn even their bones to ashes, to say nothing of its savage suppression of POWs and orchestrated the farce of adopting the anti-DPRK human rights resolution as if it were not enough with taking issue with its non-existent human rights issue. Such behavior of the EU is a clear indication of its double standards as regards human rights and the policy of extreme discrimination. Britain that currently chairs the EU and some other forces have not yet rolled back their policy of toeing the U.S. line. They are so mean-spirited as to save their faces and preserve their clout by currying favor with the U.S. This is certainly not befitting the EU status.
    The DPRK has never taken negative approach towards the EU nor sought to keep it at a distance. The EU should behave with principle from the stand of impartiality if it wants to exercise its influence and remain dignified in the international arena.



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