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North Korea rejects 'US-manipulated UN human rights resolution'

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Pyongyang, Nov 20, IRNA -- A spokesman for the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Foreign Ministry Thursday condemned the UN 'resolution on human rights' against the DPRK.

Korean Central News Agency said that the United States perpetrated such grave politically-motivated provocation as railroading the resolution on human rights against the DPRK through the meeting of the Third Committee of the 69th UN General Assembly on Nov. 18 by instigating the EU and Japan and setting in motion hand-raising machines through highhanded practice and political and economic pressure.

The resolution is peppered with malignant accusations based on such conspiratorial document as the report of the Commission of Inquiry on human rights situation in the DPRK, a collection of lies and fabrications called testimonies made by a handful of defectors from the north who fled or were lured after committing crimes in the DPRK.

The history of the UN does not know such precedence as adopting a resolution of its General Assembly based on a report hastily worked out without any dialogue with the country concerned and any visit to it.

The U.S. barely managed to garner votes necessary for adopting the resolution by whipping together hand-raising machines but not a few countries confessed that they voted for it under the threat of the U.S. and Japan to halt economic aid, not because of human rights issue. This clearly proves that the resolution was a political fraud.

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