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DPRK Foreign Ministry, Government Issue Statements on UNSC Sanctions

DPRK Foreign Ministry and DPRK government office buildings in central Pyongyang (Photo: NK Leadership Watch).

DPRK Foreign Ministry and DPRK government office buildings in central Pyongyang (Photo: NK Leadership Watch).

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement through state media on March 3 (Thursday) in response to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2270 (2016) adopted on March 2.  According to KCNA the Foreign Ministry said:

The U.S. fabricated another “resolution on sanctions” by abusing the UNSC, while finding fault with the DPRK’s H-bomb test and satellite launch.

The “resolution” unprecedented in its viciousness and illegality is a brigandish product which can never be justified.

If the access to nuclear weapons is to be called into question, the U.S., the first country in the world which had access to nuclear weapons and the only user of them, should be done so and if any fault is to be found with the DPRK’s access to nuclear weapons, it is imperative to pull up the U.S. over the hostile policy and nuclear threat toward the DPRK for which it is responsible.

The DPRK’s access to nuclear weapons is an unavoidable option for self-defense made by it as the U.S., the world biggest nuclear weapons state and the only user of the nuclear weapons, designated the dignified DPRK as an “axis of evil” and target of a preemptive nuclear strike and has persistently escalated the hostile moves and nuclear threats to the DPRK by introducing various kinds of lethal hardware for a nuclear war.
The DPRK’s H-bomb test and satellite launch are being termed a breach of the previous “resolutions” of the UNSC but, in essence, those “resolutions” are a product of high-handedness practiced beyond the mandate of the UNSC.

If the UNSC has the mandate to ban an individual country from conducting a nuclear test, what does the NPT exist for and what is the nuclear test ban treaty necessary for?

As for the satellite launch, it is the legitimate right of a sovereign state.

The DPRK shaped the 5-year program for national aerospace development through the legitimate exercise of the independent right recognized by international law and according to it successfully launched earth observation satellite Kwangmyo’ngso’ng-4 which is now under normal operation.

Where in the UN Charter is the mandate investing the UNSC with the right to deprive an individual UN member nation of the right to use space for peaceful purposes, a right specified in international law, stipulated?

If the DPRK’s satellite launch is to be found fault with, it is necessary to call into question all countries that launched satellites including the U.S.

The U.S., preoccupied with the hostility toward the DPRK, went so crude as not to hesitate to devise “luxury goods” as embargo items in a bid to prohibit the DPRK from importing even sports apparatuses such as ski resort facilities which have nothing to do with the development of weaponry.

Underlying it is a vicious hostile purpose and nature against human rights aimed to arrest happy laughs of people from being heard from such cultural recreation grounds as the Masikryo’ng Ski Resort in the DPRK and to prevent its people from enjoying highly civilized socialist life, the promise the Workers’ Party of Korea made to them, and, furthermore, to bring down the social system of the DPRK.

The DPRK bitterly denounces and totally rejects all “resolutions” against it including the recent “resolution”, which are being misused for sinister political purpose of a big power in wanton violation of the independent right, right to development and right to existence of the sovereign state, as the criminal documents devoid of impartiality, legitimacy and morality.

Many member nations of the United Nations, small countries, in particular, are getting increasingly vocal in their call for the democratic reform of the UN Security Council the most undemocratic and unfair old structure and nature of which are still left intact within the UN machinery. And they are expressing their protest by ignoring unreasonable resolutions of the UNSC.

The DPRK, a country that covered the path of self-reliance and self-development in face of the U.S. sanctions and blockade, recently took the path it should have taken, while being fully aware that the U.S. would slap sanctions again.

The DPRK’s self-development-first principle is the strength of the courageous people who emerged as a H-bomb state and satellite launching state by dint of its indigenous wisdom and technology with firm belief in their own efforts despite the U.S. ceaseless hostile policy and sanctions that lasted for more than seven decades.

It is a serious miscalculation to think that sanctions would work on the DPRK.

The DPRK’s bolstering up of the nuclear deterrent is an exercise of the just right to self-defense which should be done constantly as long as the U.S. persists in its hostile policy, and the DPRK’s satellite launch is the work for space development pursuant to the legitimate right of a sovereign state which should be done ceaselessly forever irrelevant to the U.S. hostile policy whose termination is still up in the air.

The world will soon witness more steps and actions to be taken by the DPRK on its path of successfully implementing the line of simultaneously developing the two fronts.

The U.S. will be wholly responsible for the total failure of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula as it refused to the last the abandonment of its hostile policy toward the DPRK.

DPRK Foreign Ministry building and DPRK Cabinet building in Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang (Photo: Google image).

DPRK Foreign Ministry building and DPRK Cabinet building in Kim Il Sung Square in central Pyongyang (Photo: Google image).

On March 4 (Friday), the DPRK Government issued another statement to clarify the one issued by the Foreign Ministry the previous day and as a follow-up to remarks made by Kim Jong Un (Kim Cho’ng-u’n) during his inspection of multiple-launch rocket systems [MLRS]:

Being taken aback by the H-bomb test of the DPRK and its successful launch of earth satellite Kwangmyongsong-4, the U.S. and other big powers and their followers finally fabricated “resolution No. 2270 calling for harsh sanctions” against the DPRK by abusing the name of the UN Security Council at the dawn on Thursday.

No sooner had the “resolution” been adopted than Obama published “a welcoming message” and let State Secretary Kerry make public “a statement supporting” it. Riff-raffs blindly echoed their statements one after another.

Trumpeting about the efficacy of the “resolution”, the U.S. published “its own sanctions” in which leading officials of the army and government of the DPRK are put on the list of “special sanctions.”

Following suit, Japan made public Abe’s “commentary” and Foreign Minister Kishida’s “statement” in support of the “resolution”.

Even the Park Geun Hye (Pak Ku’n-hye) group of south Korea issued a “statement” at midnight, describing the “sanctions” as the “harshest and comprehensive sanctions” and “strong message”.

Terror-stricken by the H-bomb blast and successful launch of Kwangmyongsong-4 that shook the world at the outset of this year, the U.S. and other big powers and their followers held a confab for 57 days, cooking up the “resolution on sanctions.” It was, therefore, nothing surprising and new as it was predicted.

What matters is that the “resolution” is the most undisguised and the most hideous international crime aimed to isolate and stifle the independent and righteous sovereign state under the unjustified pretexts.

As already clarified, the H-bomb test of the DPRK was a step for bolstering up the nuclear deterrence to safeguard the sovereignty and the right to existence of the nation from the U.S. hostile policy to invade the country and its increasing nuclear threats. The DPRK’s satellite launch was the exercise of the universally recognized legitimate right of a sovereign state.

The government of the DPRK clarifies its stand before the world as follows as regards the fact that the U.S. and other big powers and their followers fabricated in conspiracy the UNSC “resolution on sanctions”, gravely threatening the sovereignty of the DPRK and blatantly challenging its just cause:

Firstly, the DPRK brands the UNSC’s vicious “resolution on sanctions” as the most outrageous provocation against the DPRK, the dignified independent and sovereign state, and categorically rejects it.

The “resolution” is a criminal document fabricated by the UNSC tasked to preserve global peace and security in wanton violation of the international justice and impartiality, dancing to the tune of the U.S. and other big powers and their followers after reneging on its mission and duty.

The DPRK has never recognized any UN “resolution on sanctions” against it.

Secondly, the DPRK will take resolute counter-measures as the U.S. and other big powers and their followers have become undisguised in their moves to trample down the DPRK’s sovereignty and right to existence.

The DPRK’s counter-measures will involve all various means and methods including strong and merciless physical counter-actions.
The DPRK will not remain a passive onlooker to the infringement upon its sovereignty and right to existence.

If an incident not desired by anyone happens in the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity, the U.S. and other big powers and their followers and those who sponsored the UN “resolution on sanctions” will be held wholly accountable for the ensuing consequences.

Thirdly, the DPRK will launch a more dynamic worldwide struggle to put a definite end to the unfair and unequal international political order with the recent hideous international crime committed by the UNSC as a momentum.

The DPRK can no longer take a fence-sitting attitude towards the trend of the world where justice and impartiality are violated and double standards and injustice are rampant.

It is the DPRK’s stand not to allow the reality in which the legality and illegality are deliberately confused and justice and truth ruthlessly trampled down by the yardstick of the U.S. and other big powers.

The DPRK will as ever firmly hold the banner of the line of developing the two fronts and further bolster up the self-defensive nuclear deterrent and dynamically advance along the road already chosen towards the eminence of satellite power no matter what others may say.

The world will clearly see how the DPRK, reacting against the UN “resolution on sanctions” with a thousand-fold counter-measures, puts an end to the crime-woven history of the UN dominated by the U.S. and other big powers and the dolts toeing their lines and establishes international justice and impartiality.


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