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Base Act of Blocking Import of Equipment for Ski Resort Cannot Be Justified: DPRK Skiers Association
Pyongyang, August 24 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Skiers Association issued the following statement Saturday:

The construction of the world's leading Ski Resort on Masik Pass is progressing apace at a final stage in the DPRK. It began last year according to the determination and plan of the Workers' Party of Korea to provide the people, youth and children with highly civilized and happy living conditions and make them enjoy all blessings.

The construction of ski courses was completed and all objects including the construction of hotel, service building and lodging quarters are nearing completion and a sure guarantee has been provided for finishing the construction of the ski resort within this year.

But there occurred a very abnormal case that some countries recently blocked the import of cableway equipment for the ski resort, pursuant to UN "sanctions".

By origin, the DPRK did not recognize the UN "resolutions on sanctions" against it but "resolutions" say objects needed for economic construction and people's living should not be subject to sanctions.

Cableway equipment for the ski resort do not produce any rocket or nuclear weapon.

If the governments of some countries consider that ordinary inhabitants of the DPRK should not be allowed to use the ski resort, it is an unpardonable insult to its social system and people.

The U.S. and its followers are very displeased to see grand monumental edifices springing up in the DPRK every day and its prestige rising higher than ever before. They are working hard to put the brake on this development at any cost.

Some countries, pressurized by the U.S. high-handed practices, are blocking the DPRK from importing even equipment to be installed in mass sports facilities such as the ski resort. This is a wanton violation of the UN Charter clarifying that sanctions should not impose sufferings and damage on the peaceful existence and activities of mankind and the people in relevant countries.

Such base act can never be justified.

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