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UN Security Council, Imperialists' Tool for High-handed, Arbitrary Practices (2): News Analyst
| Pyongyang, March 20 (KCNA) -- The Afghan war that broke out in the first year of the 21st century was an unprecedented state-sponsored terrorism. The U.S. abused its hand-raising machine UN Security Council to openly invade the country, defying the world.
Right after the September 11, 2001 incident, the U.S. stirred up "terror-phobia" in the world and braced up for a worldwide war called a "war on terrorism".
It, at the same time, manipulated the passage of anti-terrorism resolution at the UNSC by employing a gamut of appeasement and deceptive tricks in a bid to elicit international support.
U.S. President Bush at a conference of the UN General Assembly spoke loudly of the duty of all the countries to wage an "anti-terror war" to implement the UNSC resolution. He threatened to call to account those countries providing assistance or havens to the terrorists.
It was a declaration of a war to attack any country of its choosing.
Afghanistan was the first to fall victim to the "war on terrorism".
The madcap "anti-terror war" waged by the Bush Administration was aimed at aggression and conquest of the world, pursuant to the neo-conservatives' design of establishing a "uni-polar world" dominated by the U.S. This gravely jeopardized the world peace and security. This is everyone's knowledge.
Tragic is that the UNSC professing assuming responsibility for world peace and security moved at the beck and call of the U.S. imperialists, entailing the serious consequences.
The same was the case with Iraq.
The U.S. and the West have been engaged in a smear campaign to topple the government in Iraq after the Gulf War. They set Iraq as the target of attack next to Afghanistan and inveigled the UNSC into the campaign against the country while peddling the story of "threat by weapons of mass destruction."
As a result of pressure by the U.S. and the West and a political bargaining among big powers, UNSC's Resolution 1441 on the inspection of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was adopted in November 2002.
The resolution said that it gives Iraq the last chance to fulfill its duty to disarm in line with the UNSC's relevant resolution and threatened that the country will face a serious end in case it again fails to comply with the duty.
This, as commented by the world public, was a "pass to a war" that gave the U.S. the green light to disarm Iraq.
On the strength of this ultimatum, the U.S. forced Iraq to completely disarm itself and confirmed that it does not have any weapons capable of mounting fatal attack on the U.S. At a UNSC session in February 2003, the U.S. presented false data on Iraq's possession of weapons of mass destruction and the relations between the then Iraqi government and terrorist organizations, securing the pretext for invading Iraq.
At last in March the same year, the U.S. launched military invasion of the country.
The world was shocked at the U.S. gangster-like act which invaded a sovereign state with impunity by abusing the UNSC. The world complained that "UNSC was dead".
The then Nepalese newspaper Katmandu Post said but for the UN, the previous Gulf War and the present Gulf War would not have broken out.
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