The Permanent Mission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations has issued the following press statement with regard to the Security Council meeting held on Dec. 22, 2014, under the agenda item entitled “Situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”
The United States and some other member states of the Security Council forcibly opened the Security Council meeting, despite the strong warning of the DPRK, to consider the “human rights issue” in the DPRK, in disregard of the latter’s sincere efforts to promote dialogue and cooperation in the field of human rights.
Clearly, it stems from the sinister political purpose to impair the image of the DPRK and to destroy its ideology and system.
Even though the United States and its subservient countries forced the tabling of the “human rights issue” of the DPRK on the Security Council agenda, they could not produce any outcome.
The Security Council is not an appropriate forum to consider human rights issues.
The title of the agenda item, which is called “Situation in the Democratic People’s ￼Republic of Korea,” recognizes by itself that the Security Council is not the forum for discussing human rights issues and shows that the United States and its subservient countries have tried their utmost to avoid such self-contradiction.
The Security Council’s consideration, in contravention of its mandate, of the so-called “Report of the Commission of Inquiry,” which is unverified and fabricated, represents an insult to the Charter of the United Nations and its member states.
The United States and its followers, though attempting to defame the DPRK under the pretext of human rights, are in fact the major violators of human rights which evoke serious international concerns by conducting, among other things, various forms of racial discrimination, maltreatment of indigenous peoples and refugees and tortures.
The DPRK has requested the Security Council on Dec. 15, 2014, to consider the atrocities of CIA torture crime committed by the United States.
The Security Council should duly address such a grave human rights violation as the large-scale CIA torture atrocities recognized even by the U.S. administration.
We will never overlook the partiality and double standard of the Security Council, which turns down the grave violations of human rights committed by the United States and discusses only the “human rights issue” of the country towards which the United States pursues hostility.
The more the hostile forces attempt to destroy our system and defame the dignity of our people under the pretext of human rights, the more pride and confidence we will have in our mind about our socialist system, which has been chosen, developed and consolidated by the faith of our people, and the more firmly we will defend our genuine socialist system and the independent rights of our people.