U.S. Human Rights Abuses Assailed
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, March 11 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Friday carries a signed commentary denouncing the United States for persistently pulling up other countries over "human rights abuses".
It is preposterous and ridiculous of the U.S. to talk about the "human rights issue" of other countries, styling itself a "judge of human rights", the commentary says, and goes on:
The U.S. is the graveyard of human rights and the worst violator of human rights. It is, therefore, by no means fortuitous that Amnesty International claimed the U.S. has topped the list of the world's worst abusers of human rights in five aspects of their performance for the last 40 odd years.
What is more serious is that it has violated human rights worldwide. The most hideous human rights abuses perpetrated by the U.S. in the new century are clearly evidenced by the fact that in recent years it waged Afghan and Iraqi wars, massacring peaceable civilians in cold blood.
So, it is an insult to true human rights for the U.S. to vociferate about "human rights". Its "anti-terrorism war" and foreign policy have been driven into a tighter corner. Upset by this, it is employing a trite trick to divert worldwide criticism of it elsewhere by pulling up other countries over "human rights issues". But such a base and sinister method will get it to nowhere.
The U.S. would be well advised not to talk about "human rights performance" of other countries but to admit its human rights abuses, apologize to the world community for them and face a deserved punishment for them. This is the most urgent thing to be done by the U.S. as regards the human rights issue.
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