UN "RESOLUTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS" AGAINST DPRK REJECTED:
Pyongyang, March 31 (KCNA)
The spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Sunday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the adoption of the "resolution" against the DPRK at the UN Human Rights Council: The 25th meeting of the UN Human Rights Council released a "report" of the "Commission of Inquiry" on the human rights situation in the DPRK and railroaded a "resolution" against it.
The DPRK has not recognized the CI grouping political swindlers, marionettes of the U.S. and the West, and totally opposes and rejects the above-said resolution, a product of the vicious hostile policy towards it.
Unable to bring down the DPRK by taking issue with it over its nuclear issue only, the U.S. and other hostile forces are making false facts in succession in a bid to intensify "human rights racket" against it to invent an excuse for interfering in its internal affairs and topple down its social system.
The U.S. and Japan, war criminal states and unethical criminal states with the history of aggression, plunder and murder against other countries and nations in the past, and EU are concealing their past history stained with blood, styling themselves "human rights judges" and resorting to political slander and attack on independent countries, steeped in inveterate repugnancy toward them.
If human rights are to be discussed sincerely, it is necessary to bring for discussion at international criminal court and punish, first of all, the U.S. aggression of sovereign states including Iraq and Afghanistan, genocide, Japan's past heinous crimes against humanity and misanthropy, racial discrimination, chauvinism and new Nazism rampant in EU countries.
Human rights precisely mean national sovereignty. If politicization of human rights, selectivity and double standards pursued by the U.S. which has no qualification to say about genuine human rights and forces following it are connived at, acts of calling into question specific countries, prompted by political motive, will be more rampant day by day.
The DPRK will firmly defend the idea and socialist system chosen by it and continue sincerely discharging its duty in the field of international human rights.
DPRK FM BLASTS UN FOR TAKING ISSUE WITH DPRK OVER ITS JUSTIFIABLE ROCKET LAUNCHING DRILLS
Pyongyang, March 30 (KCNA)
The Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Sunday issued the following statement blasting the United Nations for its illegal action of taking issue with the justifiable rocket launching drills conducted by the Korean People's Army (KPA):
The sincere efforts of the DPRK to prevent a new war and ensure peace and security on the Korean peninsula are facing a grave challenge of the hostile forces.
The UN Security Council at a closed - door consultative meeting held on Mar. 28 at the urgent request of the U.S. committed an illegal provocative act of "denouncing" the DPRK's justifiable rocket launching drills for no reason. The drills were self-defensive military drills of the KPA to cope with the grave situation created by the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK which has been pursued for the past several decades and the evermore intensified exercises for a nuclear war.
The climate for detente is being created on the Korean peninsula thanks to the proactive and peace-loving sincere efforts of the DPRK this year. Nevertheless, the U.S. kicked off the Key Resolve and Foal Eagle joint military exercises with south Korean puppet forces with huge aggression forces and destructive weapons involved. With their scale and danger increased, the largest-ever forces since 1993 are involved in the Ssangyong drill which started on Mar. 27. The U.S. dared declare that its main objective is to "occupy Pyongyang."
It is quite natural for the KPA to make full preparations to cope with the prevailing grave situation as its mission is to protect the security of the country and its people and defend peace. However, the UN Security Council, shutting its eyes to the U.S. madcap nuclear war exercises, "denounced" the KPA's self-defensive rocket launching drills to cope with them as a "violation of resolutions" and "threat to international peace and security" and is set to take an "appropriate step". It is absolutely intolerable.
As far as UNSC's "resolutions" which it claimed were "violated" by the DPRK are concerned, they are full of brigandish paragraphs to wantonly encroach on the sovereignty of the DPRK and the security of the nation and deprive it of its right to launch satellites for peaceful purposes as they are a product of the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.
The DPRK, therefore, categorically rejected them as soon as they were adopted and there is no ground whatsoever for the DPRK to be bound to them. If something is measured by a wrong ruler, a wrong result is bound to be produced. That is why there is such absurdity that the DPRK's efforts to defend the security of the country and the nation are labeled a "provocation" and the U.S. moves for igniting a nuclear war are described as ones for "defending peace".
If the UNSC persistently tries to deny the exercise of the DPRK's just right by partially citing the unreasonable "resolutions" according to the U.S. scenario, it will end up escalating tensions and sparking conflict only, far from contributing to keeping peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region.
The farce staged by the U.S. to "denounce" the DPRK's rocket launching drills for no reason after bringing them up for discussion at the UNSC is aimed to divert the blame for escalating tensions to the DPRK and hype the DPRK's "threat" to have a justification for arms buildup pursuant to its pivot to Asia-Pacific strategy.
As the U.S. persists in its moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK by abusing the UNSC, prompted by its strategic interests, the DPRK has the right to defend itself and is fully ready to do so. Now that the U.S. is staging ceaseless nuclear war exercises by mobilizing all type nuclear strike means aimed at "occupying Pyongyang," etc. while describing the exercises as "annual ones", the KPA's drills to cope with them will involve various forms of exercises in which more diversified nuclear deterrence will be used for hitting various medium-and long-range targets with a variety of striking power.
The DPRK is fully ready for next-stage steps which the enemy can hardly imagine in case the U.S. considers them as a "provocation" again. It would not rule out a new form of nuclear test for bolstering up its nuclear deterrence. The U.S. had better ponder over this and stop acting rashly. If a catastrophic development which no one wants occurs on the peninsula, the U.S. will be wholly responsible for it
JAPANESE AUTHORITIES WARNED OF THEIR MOVES TO SEIZE KOREAN HALL OF CHONGRYON
Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- The Committee for Aiding Overseas Compatriots of Korea made public a statement on Friday denouncing the Japanese authorities for their extremely dangerous moves to stifle the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) and Koreans in Japan.
On March 24 the Japanese authorities took such fascist action as instigating the Tokyo District Court to make an illegal decision to allow the sale of the land and building of the Korean Hall of Chongryon.
This is a wanton violation of the dignity and existence right of Chongryon and Koreans in Japan and a grave infringement upon the sovereignty of the DPRK, the statement said, adding:
The Japanese authorities are feigning ignorance of the fact, noting that the decision was made by a "judiciary organ" in a bid to evade the blame for seizing the Korean hall. But this is no more than an excuse to cover up their sinister criminal purpose.
It is their sinister political scenario to deprive the Central Standing Committee of Chongryon of the base of its activities and thus weaken the authority of Chongryon, a model of Juche-based overseas Koreans' movement, and dampen the elated patriotic enthusiasm of Koreans so as to stamp out the movement of Koreans in Japan.
The statement went on:
Now that the Japanese authorities deliberately touched off distrust at a time when confidence-building is required for improving the DPRK-Japan relations more urgently than ever before the DPRK is compelled to take corresponding measures.
If the Japanese authorities persist in their moves to seize the Korean Hall despite the warning of the DPRK, they will be wholly responsible for the consequences to be entailed by them.
ILLEGAL DECISION OF TOKYO DISTRICT COURT SLAMMED
Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- The Tokyo District Court made a decision to allow the sale of the land and building of the Korean Hall of the General Association of Korean Residents in Japan (Chongryon) under the backstage wire-pulling of the Japanese authorities. The spokesman for the Democratic Lawyers Association of Korea Saturday released a statement disclosing the illegality of the decision.
The statement says:
The illegality of the decision finds its vivid manifestation in that the court selected a disqualified company as a successful bidder by fraud and swindle.
The Tokyo District Court had delayed the announcement of the results of auction of the Korean Hall of Chongryon, which was made in October of 2013. On March 20, it reopened the tenders for it for no reason all of a sudden and made the decision to allow the sale to the Marunaka Holdings Co. Ltd., Japan.
As far as the above-said company is concerned, it had already been disqualified as it underbid others in October last year and took back bid bond from the court.
In particular, it is a precedent of the Japanese courts that in case the relevant court returned the bid bond to a disqualified company it would not make a decision to allow the sale to it.
Therefore, it was a crude violation of the law in every aspect that the court chose the above-said company as a successful bidder.
The illegality of the decision of the Tokyo District Court is also evidenced by the double-dealing attitude of the Resolution and Collection Corporation, a creditor.
When the issue of the Korean Hall presented itself, the Corporation made a hostile and discriminating demand that Chongryon should repay a total amount plus interest though it has settled issues with other debtors in a friendly manner.
But the Corporation kept mum about the decision of the Tokyo District Court to sell the Korean Hall at a price less than half the actual one.
The Japanese authorities has long regarded the Korean Hall of Chongryon on which the flag of the DPRK is fluttering as a thorn in their flesh and run the whole gamut of plots to seize it.
That was why the Tokyo District Court staged an unprecedented farce in disregard of the Japanese law, precedents of the courts and practices of the basic procedures for tenders
The Democratic Lawyers Association of Korea categorically rejects the decision of the Tokyo District Court and declares internally and externally that the illegal decision is invalid, the statement says.
The Japanese authorities had better halt their moves to seize the Korean Hall, though belatedly, if it thinks of its face as a "law-governed state" even a bit and has real intention to improve the relations with the DPRK, the statement concludes.
SPOKESMAN FOR N. SIDE'S DELEGATION TO N-S HIGH-LEVEL CONTACT BLASTS S. KOREA'S SCATTERING OF ANTI-DPRK LEAFLETS
Pyongyang, March 29 (KCNA) -- The north-south relations have been driven into a catastrophic phase again due to the south Korean authorities' frantic scattering of anti-DPRK leaflets. The spokesman for the north side's delegation to the north-south high-level contact issued a statement revealing its gravity on Friday.
The south Korean authorities headed by Park Geun Hye dared take issue with the nuclear issue of their fellow countrymen outside Korea. Inside south Korea they are busy openly encouraging the operation to scatter leaflets against fellow countrymen and smear campaign against them.
The ceaseless leaflet scattering operation in south Korea is an open breach of the valuable agreement reached between the north and the south and the most serious act of treachery that can never be pardoned.
The north and the south reached a historic agreement at the high-level contact on February 14 in which they solemnly stated to the nation that they would refrain from slandering each other.
But the situation is quite contrary to our expectation.
It is because the pledge which south Korea made upon authorization of Park Geun Hye turned out to be a smokescreen to cover up the leaflet scattering operation that was carried out at the connivance of the authorities and the smear campaign against the north that has gone beyond the tolerance limit.
We cannot but query is it Park's style negotiating tactics to produce a honeyed agreement in a bid to attain her goal and is it her special skill for "confidence-building" as she is unhesitatingly reneging on the agreement under such absurd pretexts as "nature of social system" and "freedom of speech".
The leaflet scattering operation and smear campaign against the DPRK going beyond the tolerance limit are undisguised acts of declaring a war against the DPRK.
Park named the leaflet scattering against the DPRK a "balloon operation" and is making sure that a military posture is taken to cope with the possible counterattack of the DPRK.
In the long run, this tells that she is aware that a leaflet scattering operation conducted under the signboard of "balloon operation" is a dangerous source of a military retaliation.
We have long regarded the leaflet scattering by the south side as a declaration of a war and papers for sentencing death to human scum who orchestrated the leaflet scattering operations.
Does she really want to see such leaflets becoming a source of war for reducing the base of provocations to ashes?
She should bear in mind that now is the time to make a choice herself.
The more desperately Park is hurling betesnoires and conservative media into the smear campaign against fellow countrymen, the deeper she will find herself in an inescapable quagmire.
Those who go frantic with the anti-DPRK leaflet scattering and smear campaign against compatriots going against the trend of the times can never be called human beings with normal way of thinking and fair media persons.
All of them are without exception betesnoires disqualified to be members of the nation and top class criminals who will not be able to live in the peaceful and stable reunified country.
The more zealously Pak harbors betesnoires, the worse smell she will feel. In the long run, she will earn the ill fame of being an owner of huge dumping ground.
Ethics and morality are more important than politics.
Otherwise she will consider the presidential chair as a commanding tower for smear campaign and make no scruple of throwing the nation into an abyss of misfortune by misusing it.
If the south Korean authorities are to have an elementary face to appear before the DPRK side, they should properly implement the north-south agreement, to begin with.
All compatriots are closely watching the moves of the south Korean authorities.