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U.S. Urged to Drop Its Arbitrary and High-handed Diplomacy

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

    Pyongyang, March 22 (KCNA) -- The results of the votes for the resolution on the establishment of the new Human Rights Council clearly prove that the U.S. arbitrary and high-handed diplomacy is going bankrupt and the UN is no longer a plaything of the U.S. unilateral high-handed diplomacy, says Rodong Sinmun Wednesday in a signed commentary. Recalling that the U.S. could not achieve its objective when voting was done on the resolution on the creation of the above-said council at the plenary session of the UN General Assembly, the commentary goes on:
    The U.S. worked craftily to convert the new body into a platform where politicization, the application of double standards and high-handed and arbitrary practices prevail in handling human rights issues from the very day the issue of creating the body was put high on the agenda. One may draw a conclusion from the voting outcome that gone are the days when the U.S. could lord it over the international arena, dictating this or that, and it is finding itself in the mire of international isolation. Today things are not going on as the U.S. wishes and desires and its high-handed and arbitrary practices get it nowhere.
    It is the human rights situation in the world today that any crime committed by the strong is considered as a good deed while a good deed made by the weak is regarded as an evil doing.
    Therefore, it is hard to vouch that the creation of a new Human Rights Council to replace the UN Commission on Human Rights would put an end to the politicization of human rights issues, the application of double standards and high-handed and arbitrary practices as regards those issues.
    Now that the reform of the human rights body has entered the phase of implementation, it is necessary to bring about a fundamental change in the UN's activities to protect human rights and improve their performance. The new council should impartially handle human rights issues on the universally accepted principle of respect for one's sovereignty and thus make a substantial contribution to improving the human rights performance.

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