DPRK's stand on world peace and security

DPRK Delegate Calls on UN to Pay Due Attention to World War II Crimes

The DPRK delegate clarified the DPRK's principled stand on ensuring world peace and security at an open seminar sponsored by the UN Security Council on the theme "War and peace" on Jan. 29.

The delegate in his speech said the principle of respect for sovereignty of other countries and non-interference in other's internal affairs should be adhered to as a fundamental principle governing the international relations from the stand of ensuring world peace and security.

There may be small and big countries in the world but there exists no such a law allowing a big country to infringe upon the interests and sovereignty of small one, he said, adding:

One should no longer allow a specified UN member state to override the UN Charter and the principle of equal sovereignty by abusing its privileged position in the UN while misusing the UN for its selfish purpose of actions against other member state.

Underlining the need for the UN to pay due attention to the crimes committed against humanity during the World War II and exert efforts for their settlement, he continued:

The crimes committed by Japan against the Koreans and the Chinese and peoples of Southeast Asian countries in the past are serious matters common to humankind as they were unprecedented in history in their barbarous and cruel nature.

Japan, a defeated nation, is trying hard to dodge the settlement of the crimes committed by its ancestors and cover them up. Moreover, it is making no scruple of rubbing salt into the wounds of the people of those countries which fell victim to it.

A typical example of this is the visit of the prime minister of Japan to Yasukuni Shrine.

His visit to the shrine is an anachronistic attitude intended to imbue Japanese with a wild militarist ambition in a bid to encourage them in repeating crimes against humanity as it will drive Japan into a final ruin.

During their military occupation of Korea the Japanese imperialists mercilessly massacred at least one million Koreans, forced 200 000 Korean women into sexual slavery, abducted and took away more than 8.4 million Koreans to slave labor sites and shambles of war of aggression. Such crimes committed by Japan can never be written off.

The Korean people will certainly make Japan pay a dear price for the bloodshed by their grandfathers and grandmothers.

(KCNA, February 6, 2014)

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