Why the DPRK rejects UN resolution
Published Jul 19, 2006 11:37 PM
The capitulation of all the members of the UN Security Council to U.S.
imperialism’s arm-twisting for a resolution condemning the Democratic
People’s Republic of Korea has led to a grave situation not only for the
Korean peninsula but for all of Asia. It can only whet the appetites of the
imperialists for further aggression. The Korean peninsula was invaded by both
Japan and the U.S. The DPRK, which has the most valid security concerns, is
systematically maligned in the imperialist media; its voice is rarely if ever
heard in the United States. We have decided, therefore, to devote our editorial
space this week to reprinting in full the following statement from the
DPRK’s Foreign Ministry issued July 16, the day after the Security Council
The vicious hostile policy of the United States towards
the DPRK and the irresponsibility of the UN Security Council have created an
extremely dangerous situation on the Korean Peninsula where the sovereignty of
the Korean nation and the security of the state have been seriously
The U.S. has recently kicked up much row after bringing the
issue of the missile launches conducted by our army as part of the routine
military training for self-defense to the UN under the motto of reacting to it
in one voice. It was against this backdrop that the U.S. forced the UN to adopt
a UN Security Council resolution taking a serious note of our exercise of its
right to self-defense on July 15.
The U.S. sponsored
“resolution” called for an international pressure for disarming the
DPRK and stifling it, terming the missile launches pertaining to its right to
self-defense “a threat to international peace and
By doing so the U.S. sought to describe the issue between
the DPRK and the U.S. as an issue between the DPRK and the UN and form an
international alliance against the DPRK.
This has brought such serious
consequences as gravely violating the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK and
driving the situation to an extreme pitch of tension, thereby seriously
disturbing peace and security on the peninsula and in Northeast Asia.
was an entirely unreasonable and brigandish act that the U.S. brought to the UN
the DPRK’s missile launches—nothing contradictory to any
international law—after branding them as a violation.
This time the
U.S. attempted till the last moment to apply Chapter 7 of the UN Charter
legalizing a military action against the DPRK. This indicates that the
“resolution” constitutes a prelude to the provocation of the second
It is a brigandish logic to claim that missile launches
conducted by the U.S. and Japan are legal while the training of missile launches
conducted by the DPRK to defend itself is illegal.
Any missile fire or any
nuclear test approved by the U.S. is connived at and they are not subject to
discussion at the UN.
This is the reality today.
The U.S. has made
mockery of the DPRK’s true heart and sincere efforts to realize the
denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a peaceful manner through dialogue
and negotiations. Yet the U.S. is now asserting that it will not punish the DPRK
once it come out for the six-party talks but punish it if it fails to do so.
This is sheer sophism which can never be justified.
Only the strong can
defend justice in the world today where the jungle law prevails.
the UN nor anyone else can protect us.
The past history and the present
reality show that only a country with its powerful force can defend the
national dignity and its sovereignty and
It is a
daydream to calculate that our principle will alter due to the change of the
We have already clarified that we
will have no option but to
take stronger physical actions should someone take issue with our army’s
training of missile launches for self-defense and put pressure on it.
Foreign Ministry of the DPRK is authorized to clarify as follows in view
the grave situation prevailing on the peninsula:
First, our Republic
vehemently denounces and roundly refutes the UNSC “resolution,” a
product of the U.S. hostile policy towards the DPRK, and will not be bound to it
in the least.
Second, our Republic will bolster its war deterrent for
self-defense in every way by all means and methods now that the situation has
reached the worst phase due to the extremely hostile act
We will firmly defend our own way the ideology and system chosen by
our people, true to the Songun policy, a treasured sword.
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