Pyongyang, October 30 (KCNA) -- The hostile forces' moves to have an anti-DPRK "human rights resolution" adopted have reached a graver phase this year, timed to coincide with the U.S. start of all-out confrontation with the DPRK.
A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement Thursday in this regard.
The DPRK has made earnest and sincere efforts to promote
international dialogue and cooperation in the field of human rights for
the purpose of steadily promoting the popular masses' enjoyment of human
rights, the statement said, and went on:
In the recent days the DPRK took a magnanimous stand to positively
take into consideration the issue of conducting human rights dialogue
which had been frozen due to the unilateral action of the EU and the
issue of the visit of the UN special rapporteur on human rights issue in
the DPRK to it for the purpose of promoting genuine human rights on the
principle of respect for sovereignty, agreed with the matter of the
visit of the EU representative with full mandate over human rights to
the DPRK and expressed an intention to accept technical cooperation with
the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Nevertheless, international dialogue and cooperation have not been
effected in the field of human rights. This is attributable to the U.S.
hostile policy to tarnish the image of the DPRK and bring down its
social system at any cost by persistently hyping its "human rights
It was none other than the U.S. which let its Secretary of State
convene a "high-level meeting on human rights in north Korea" and barred
the DPRK, the party concerned, from participating in it for fear of the
disclosure of the sinister backstage political confab. It was again the
U.S. which prodded into an anti-north smear campaign such human scum as
"those defectors from the north" who fled to the south from their old
homes and kinsmen after committing thrice-cursed crimes.
Afraid of the possible dialogue and cooperation between the DPRK and
the international community in the field of human rights and,
accordingly, the further promotion of its people's enjoyment of human
rights and the rising international prestige of the DPRK, the U.S. is
making desperate efforts to maintain an international atmosphere of
pressure on the DPRK, turning its face away from the latter's sincere
efforts and raising unreasonable demands.
If the EU adopts an anti-DPRK "human rights resolution" harsher
than the previous one, dancing to the U.S. tune, an opportunity of
engaging the DPRK over the human rights issue will be missed for good
and this will entail unpredictable consequences.
The DPRK will make every possible effort to defend and consolidate
the Korean-style socialist system based on the popular masses-first