Anti-DPRK Resolution Rejected

The Permanent Mission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva issued the following press statement with regard to forcible adoption of the "resolution on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea" (A/HRC/37/L.29) submitted by the European Union (EU) and Japan at the 37th session of the UN Human Rights Council on March 23, 2018:

The DPRK Permanent Mission resolutely and totally rejects the "resolution" framed by the U.S. and other hostile forces in pursuit of their political purpose to tarnish the image of the DPRK and isolate and stifle our style socialism.

The "resolution", to all intents and purposes, is yet another criminal document running through with falsified fabrications as well as a product of the hostile policy persistently pursued by the U.S. in its attempt to overthrow the system of the DPRK.

It is the universal principle of the international community and the lifeline for the activities of the UN human rights bodies to reject politicization, selectivity and double standards of human rights.

Herein lies the main reason that majority of the developing countries and many others opposed the forcible adoption of the "resolution" this time, while strongly advocating for adherence to non-politicization, non-selectivity and impartiality of human rights.

This notwithstanding, the EU as a group of typical human rights violators and A-class criminal state Japan submitted the "draft resolution" against the DPRK to the UN Human Rights Council. It is, indeed, an insult to and mockery of the international community.

Pressure of any kind will never work against the DPRK and there will be no bigger miscalculation for the U.S. and other hostile forces than to estimate that they could gain something from the adoption of the hackneyed "resolution" against the DPRK.

If the UN Human Rights Council is truly interested in the promotion and protection of human rights, it should, above all, call into question in due course the egregious human rights abuses prevalent in the U.S. and other Western countries and the A-class crimes against humanity committed by Japan in Korea, Asia and several other countries of the world including the kidnapping and forcible drafting of 8.4 million Korean people with one million genocide and the sexual slavery imposed upon 200 000 women. It should also demand withdrawal of the brutal and inhumane U.S.-led sanctions which obstruct in every way the enjoyment of human rights by the people of the DPRK.

We take great pride and self-conceit in our style socialism chosen with conviction and consolidated and developed by our people themselves and in the system of providing true human rights.

The DPRK attaches importance to the international cooperation for promotion and protection of genuine human rights. However, it will never tolerate any slightest attempt to seek ulterior political purpose under the pretext of "human rights issues" but will defend to the end our style socialist system centered on the popular masses.

(DPRK MFA - March 25, 2018)

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