DPRK Permanent Mission to UN Issues Press Statement


Pyongyang, May 13 (KCNA) — The permanent mission of the DPRK to the United Nations on Thursday issued a press statement to clarify the stand of the DPRK government over the fact that the anti-DPRK moves of the U.S. and the abuse of power by the UNSC Committee, established pursuant to resolution 1718(2006) on the DPRK, have gone to the extremes.

Nowadays the U.S. resorts to the foolish scheme to encourage the increased environment for implementation of the “sanction resolutions” against the DPRK, staging such closed briefings by the Committee for each regional group countries at the UN Headquarters one after another, which are unprecedented ever in the UN history, the press statement pointed out, saying:

The U.S. raises its voice before the member states, claiming that many countries are not fully engaged in implementation of the “sanction resolutions” against the DPRK and even intimidating others into the implementation, openly threatening that member nations would be faced with “strong measures of sanction” if they do not implement or show less interest in fulfilling their obligation to implement the “sanction resolutions”.

This only shows illegality and injustice of the “sanction resolutions” cooked up and imposed by the U.S. against the DPRK.

It is self-evident truth that there is no need going to the trouble of begging or blackmailing others into the implementation of “resolutions”, if they were regarded reasonable, fully based on justice and clear with their legal ground that could be accepted by the international community.

Besides, there is no other way but to interpret it as the behavior of arrogation that the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718(2006) on the DPRK raised questions even on normal trading deals and operation of restaurants between countries as “illegal acts” by overturning interpretation of the UN “resolution”, which clearly stipulates that it is not intended to have adverse humanitarian consequences for the civilian population of the DPRK or to affect negatively those activities, including economic activities and cooperation.

It will be only a laughing stock of the international community that with hysteria about sanctions, the U.S. has mistaken even ordinary restaurants run by the DPRK abroad for nuke or ballistic rocket manufacturers, so frightened at the tremendous military strength of the DPRK with nuclear force as a pivot, and the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718(2006) on the DPRK has been reduced to the mere tool of executing U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK.

If the UNSC considers that its “sanction resolutions” are legitimate, then there will be no reason for it not to meet the repeated demand of the DPRK for an international forum of legal experts to clarify the legal basis of the “resolutions”.

The UNSC, before it forces other countries to implement the “resolutions”, should reconsider why they are not being implemented and should try to clarify their legality in the proposed forum.

The DPRK government determines such crazy hostile acts being committed by the U.S. and the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1718(2006) on the DPRK under the pretext of sanctions as a heinous crime against humanity aimed to trample down the sovereignty of the DPRK and its people’s right to existence and thus pull the country back into the life of dark age, disregarding the basics of the international law and common sense of legitimate trade deals among countries, and therefore totally rejects such kinds of “resolutions”.



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