Foreign Ministry Spokesman Pyongyang, December 12 (KCNA) –
A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK issued a statement Saturday in connection with the U.S. ever more desperate moves to stifle the DPRK under the pretext of "human rights issue."
By taking advantage of holding chairmanship of the UN Security Council for December, the
U.S. again tabled on Dec. 10 the agenda item "Situation in the DPRK" which it had referred to the Council for the first time at the end of last year, the statement said, and went on:
We strongly denounce and categorically reject the U.S. convocation of another meeting of the
UN Security Council aimed at finding fault with the "human rights" in the DPRK despite opposition by many countries.
The U.S. put an agenda item represented by an ambiguous word instead of the expression
"human rights" up for discussion in order to make sure that the "human rights issue" in the
DPRK is included in the agenda items of the Security Council in the wake of the railroading of the "resolution" "Situation of human rights in the DPRK" at the 69th UN General Assembly last year. It also convened the first session by egging some member nations of the Council.
This time it suddenly organized a meeting which was not originally included in the December
schedule of the Security Council by arbitrarily playing the role of chair country and brought
"defectors from the north" to the sacred place of the UN meeting in a bid to fan up atmosphere of international pressure on the DPRK.
But at the meeting more countries than last year opposed the convocation and the discussion
of issues outside the mandate of the Security Council based on clear reasons. This revealed the sinister aim sought by the U.S. in its farce and hardened the objective understanding that the U.S. anti-DPRK "human rights" racket is a product of its persistent hostile policy toward the DPRK.
The UN Security Council should not waste time by intervening in matters outside its mandate
but concentrate on dealing with urgent issues of threatening global peace and security. It should handle such issues as the U.S. harsh tortures and the U.S.-south Korea joint military exercises for aggression against which the DPRK had already brought a lawsuit, in particular.
If it is to deal with the issues of the DPRK, it had better table the issue of concluding a peace
treaty which we proposed again at the 70th UN General Assembly this year in order to avert the danger of war and create a peaceful environment on the Korean Peninsula.
We will counter with high vigilance and tough stand the anti-DPRK "human rights" racket
being kicked up by the hostile forces including the U.S. which is getting all the more desperate in the UN arena.