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KCNA Refutes Anti-DPRK Human Rights Resolution

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

    Pyongyang, November 22 (KCNA) --The EU-introduced "resolution on human rights" in the DPRK was railroaded through the Third Committee of the 60th UN General Assembly recently. The resolution termed the DPRK a serious human rights abuser on the basis of sheer lies and fabrications about all aspects of its human rights performance.
    The DPRK vehemently rejected and assailed this as it was a product of the unconditional subservience of Britain and some other EU countries to the U.S. which has followed a human rights policy aiming at the politicization of the human rights issue on the international arena and the U.S.-led moves to realize a "regime change" in the DPRK.
    The resolution clearly proved that the EU is keen to interfere in the internal affairs of the DPRK and a "regime change" in it pursuant to the U.S. moves to stifle the DPRK.
    What the U.S. and its allies target against in their smear campaign against the DPRK over its human rights issue is its inviolable political system. Finding it hard to force the DPRK to abandon its "nuclear program" first and disarm itself, the present U.S. administration is keen to bring down its system under the pretext of its "human rights abuse" and working hard to put this scheme into practice.
    They consider the DPRK which maintains independence in the international arena with firm political faith as a thorn in their eyes. If a "regime change" is what they seek to realize through the solution to the north Korean human rights issue it is as foolish an act as trying to break a rock with eggs.
    Human rights are to be protected and promoted by each country in a responsible manner. So it is none of the business of the U.S. or the EU. Human rights would be nothing but rhetoric if they are not guaranteed by state sovereignty. If human rights are to be protected one should have national power and, accordingly, have powerful deterrent to defend it.
    Man-centered Korean-style socialism is, in essence, genuine popular socialism which was chosen by the Koreans themselves and which enjoys absolute trust and support from them. Herein lie the stability and invincibility of Korean-style socialism.
    Korean-style socialism remains unfazed despite whatever storm and stress as it is protected by powerful deterrent for self-defence. What matters here is that specific countries are excluded from discussing human rights issues in the UN and that only those developing countries incurring the U.S. displeasure are selected as targets of its human rights offensive.
    Moreover, those countries that sponsored the "resolution" are most hideous human rights abusers such as the U.S., Britain and Japan which have refused to apologize and compensate for the crimes they have committed against humanity after launching wars of aggression and murder against other countries for a whole century.
    It is quite illogical for such countries to talk about "poor human rights record" in other countries in the international arena.
    It is funny enough for Britain and some other EU countries to take issue with some countries' "human rights record" just to please the U.S., while allowing their political image to be damaged in the international arena.
    The recent resolution cannot be construed otherwise than a politically-motivated document to please the U.S.
    The anti-DPRK smear campaign over its "human rights issue" should, therefore, be halted at once.



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