A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA Saturday as regards another joint military drill launched by the U.S. in league with Japan and the south Korean puppet forces against the DPRK:
The U.S., Japan and south Korean puppet forces Saturday started a provocative joint naval drill chiefly targeting the DPRK with Aegis destroyer and many warships and forces involved.
The saber-rattling is another grave military provocation against the DPRK and a revelation of the wild ambition to secure hegemony by wrecking peace and security in the region.
Not content with staging the largest-ever joint naval drill with south Korea by mobilizing the huge strategic assets including the nuclear aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan recently, the U.S. let Japan join in the above-said naval maneuver to put military pressure upon the DPRK. This shows that the U.S. is to chiefly blame for the escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula.
The on-going joint military drill on the Korean peninsula that followed the missile warning exercise held in June last goes to clearly prove that the U.S.-Japan-south Korea triangular military alliance is no longer a "ghost-like" one but is taking into shape as core part of the U.S. strategy for dominating Asia.
In actuality, the U.S. is openly claiming that the U.S.-Japan-south Korea cooperation is being expanded according to the second-stage goal of its Asia-Pacific rebalancing strategy.
The reality shows again that the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK were so just when they adopted the line and policies on bolstering up the nuclear deterrence for self-defence in quality and quantity.
The DPRK will resolutely frustrate all challenges of the U.S. and its vassal forces to reliably defend peace and security on the Korean peninsula and in the region by taking hold on the treasured nuclear sword for independence and justice.
DPRK's Principled Stand Clarified at 6th Committee of 71st UN General Assembly
The DPRK delegate made a speech at the meeting of the 6th Committee of the 71st UN General Assembly on Oct. 14 when discussing agenda item "UN Charter and strengthening the role of organization".
He clarified the principled stand of the DPRK, taking note of the report of the special committee on UN Charter and on strengthening the role of the organization submitted to the full-dress session as follows:
Firstly, all the issues arising in the international relations should be solved to serve the purpose of the UN and on the principle provided for in the UN Charter
Secondly, the UN Security Council has to fulfill its mission in a fair and responsible manner as befitting its primary responsibility for ensuring international peace and security.
Thirdly, the inglorious history of the UN which has been misused quite contrary to peace and security on the Korean peninsula should be ended as quickly as possible
The delegate strongly demanded once again that U.S. disband at an early date the illegal "UN Forces Command" in south Korea and withdraw all aggression forces from south Korea according to a resolution adopted at the 30th UN General Assembly, expressing the expectation that all the member nations would voice positive support and solidarity to it.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Blasts U.S. Official for Talking
about "Moral Sanctions" on DPRK
A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Thursday to denounce the U.S. for calling for "moral sanctions" while talking about "human rights issue":
Shortly ago, the U.S. sent the former UN special rapporteur related to the human rights performance in Korea to Seoul to let him talk such rubbish that "moral sanctions" should be slapped against the DPRK to restrict its teams' participation in international sports games such as Olympics or bar it from making sports exchanges with other countries, while finding fault with its non-existent "human rights issue".
What he uttered is something which would make even a cat laugh as it is just sophism of an unenlightened and mentally deranged man devoid of elementary common sense about the noble spirit of Olympics having peace, friendship, solidarity and cooperation as its basic mission, and universally recognized principles.
As for the former special rapporteur, he, while working as an official at the UN, acted as a puppet of the U.S., bereft of any impartiality. He parroted lies cooked up by hostile forces and played the role of a shock brigade in kicking up the "human rights" campaign against the DPRK.
The situation clearly proves how just the DPRK was when it did not deal with him at all, to say nothing of acknowledging him from the beginning.
Irony is that no sooner had the U.S. let this bete noire forsaken by the public stage a funny charade of calling for restricting the DPRK's participation in Olympics than a spokesman for the East Asia-Pacific Affairs of the U.S. State Department supported his assertion, saying that his utterances had something to reckon with and this is an issue which should be tabled at the UN.
Recently the U.S. State Secretary, the assistant secretary of the State for East Asia-Pacific Affairs, the U.S. representative to the UN and other officials are denouncing "human rights situation" in the DPRK whenever an opportunity is presented regardless of time and place, and even went busy meeting "defectors from the north" who are no more than human scum. Not content with this, they instigated the newly appointed UN special rapporteur to submit an anti-DPRK "human rights report" peppered with lies and fabrications to the UN General Assembly now in session.
This only clearly proves how wretched the U.S. has become though it styles itself the world's only superpower, and what reckless phase the U.S. hostile policy toward the DPRK has reached.
They are seriously mistaken if they think they can make the DPRK embarrassed by raising such "moral sanctions" as restricting its participation in international sports games or banning it from making sports exchange with other countries.
We do not care whether such issue is tabled at the UN or not but the U.S. and its vassal forces will be held wholly responsible for unpredictable and serious consequences to be entailed by that action.