UNITED24 - Make a charitable donation in support of Ukraine!

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

DPRK Delegate on UN Peace-keeping Operations

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

Pyongyang, March 3 (KCNA) -- A DPRK delegate made a speech at the session of the UN Special Committee on Peace-keeping Operations on Feb. 24.

He said:

The UN peace-keeping operation has increased in number and size as never before but regrettably, dispute and conflict are getting steadily escalated in different parts of the world, instead of being reduced. Even such practices are taking place frequently as that the peace-keeping forces and UN officials became the targets of attack.

The facts show that there are still many problems to be settled in UN peace-keeping operations.

Primary efforts should be exerted to remove the source of all frictions and conflicts, the delegate urged, saying that the root cause is just the Cold-War way of thinking and confrontation policy.

It is important to strictly adhere to the objective and principle of the UN Charter and all the principles related to the peace-keeping operation in every UN peace-keeping operation, he stressed, adding: If any peace-keeping operation is decided on in the interests of some countries and used as a lever for interference in other countries' internal affairs, such operation may, on the contrary, aggravate any dispute.

He went on to say:

It is abnormal that the "UN Command," unhampered by the UN, remains in Korea, without getting any orders or financial support from the UN, still now though over half a century has passed since the ceasefire there.

The "UN Command" present in south Korea is nothing but the U.S. command and the "UN forces" there are no more than the GIs.

The U.S. insistence on the upkeep of such "UN Command" is aimed to perpetuate the U.S. military occupation of south Korea and cover up the aggressive nature of its forces by abusing the name of the UN.

Holding again that this "UN Command" should be disbanded immediately according to the resolution of the 30th UN General Assembly session, the DPRK delegation urges all the UN member nations to pay due attention to this matter.

Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list