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KCNA Commentary Blasts Railroading of 'Human Rights Resolution' through UN

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

Pyongyang, November 24 (KCNA) -- The U.S. and the West are describing the railroading of the 'human rights resolution' through the 3rd Committee of the 69th UN General Assembly as a 'breakthrough'.

We cannot but take issue with this row as it is part of political chicanery staged by the dishonest forces to make a dangerous precedent in the international arena by taking advantage of the U.S. hostile acts against the DPRK.

UN history does not know such a precedent as cooking up in great haste baseless 'survey report' and adopting a 'resolution' at its General Assembly with neither a dialogue with the country concerned nor a visit to it.

The hostile forces led by the U.S. are set to make a precedent of politicizing and internationalizing the human rights issue of an individual country and using it for toppling that country.

If such dangerous precedent is made in history, it is not hard to imagine what horrible misfortune and disaster it will bring to humankind.

'Human rights' were a pretext under which hegemonic forces caused disasters in Iraq and various other countries of the world in the past.

The imperialist forces are working hard to bring about regime changes in other countries under the pretext of 'protection of human rights'. They instigate the reactionary forces in other countries to cause social chaos and discontent in a bid to set up regimes obedient to them. When those countries voice opposition to them, they put pressure upon the countries and imposed Western-style 'democracy' and 'human rights standard' upon them under the pretexts of 'human rights abuse' and 'retreat from democracy'.

The U.S. put up the slogan of 'protection of human rights' when it seized Grenada and murdered its prime minister after dispatching aggressor troops to it in the 1980s and did the same when it kidnapped the head of state of Panama after invading it.

The U.S. and the Western countries are persistently working to force other countries to accept its 'human rights standard' by abusing the issue of universality of the human rights standard that is mentioned in the international human rights conventions as they did in the past.

Prompted by their unilateral interests that are quite irrelevant to the human rights, the U.S. and the Western countries are putting collective pressure on those countries that maintain their own social systems and political modes by branding them as 'human rights abusers.'

Due to the U.S. and other Western countries, the view that 'human rights are above state sovereignty' is afloat in the international arena and interference in the internal affairs under the signboard of 'protection of human rights' is being justified.

The U.S. and those forces kowtowing to it are trying to politicize the human rights issue while resorting to the application of selectivity and double-standards even though they are not qualified to talk about genuine human rights. If these acts are overlooked, such an act as taking issue with specified countries, prompted by political purposes, will rule the roost.

It is by no means fortuitous that analysts contend that the people of a country have the greatest say about its human rights record and that the international community may show common concern for human rights through dialogue and cooperation but should never take such 'confrontational' mode as the EU and Japan do.

Absolutely intolerable are the acts of the U.S. and the Western countries to make a dangerous precedent of speaking ill of human rights performance in other countries in the international arena for the mere reason that they are not their 'allies' and 'partners'.



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