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Foreign Ministry Spokesman Refutes Anti-DPRK "Human Rights Resolution"
Pyongyang, November 24 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK gave the following answer to a question raised by KCNA Monday as regards the adoption of an anti-DPRK "human rights resolution" at a meeting of the 3rd Committee of the UN General Assembly:

A "resolution" critical of the "human rights situation" in the DPRK was adopted at the meeting of the 3rd Committee of the 63rd UN General Assembly on Nov. 21.

Japan and the EU took the lead in cooking it up as they did last year. The "resolution" is peppered with lies and fabrications as it was politically motivated to attack the DPRK.

We vehemently and totally refute the "resolution" as it is a product of their political plot to bring down the system in the DPRK.

As for the human rights, the U.S. invasion of sovereign states and killings of civilians, Japan's past crimes and suppression of Koreans in Japan and xenophobia and discrimination against minorities prevalent in the Western countries, etc. should be called into question.

It is, therefore, a height of hypocrisy, preposterous practice, selectivity and double-standards for the Western forces to talk about "human rights situation" of someone while shelving their serious human rights problems.

A majority of UN member nations said no to the resolution, a clear proof that the hostile forces' anti-DPRK "human rights" racket is not supported by the international community and this "resolution" lacks truth, impartiality and objectivity.

Human rights precisely mean sovereignty.

The hostile forces' evermore undisguised moves against the DPRK under the signboard of "protection of human rights" would only prompt the DPRK to cement its single-minded unity and reinforce its will to firmly uphold and protect its sovereignty and the ideology and system chosen by its people themselves.

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