|calendar>>October 2. 2013 Juche 102|
US, Western Forces' "Human Rights Offensive" Proves Futile: Minju Joson
| Pyongyang, October 2 (KCNA) -- The "human rights offensive" of the U.S. and other western countries is now proving futile and the "main player" in the field of human rights is changing, observes Minju Joson Wednesday in an article.
At present a lot of countries are disillusioned with the unjust behaviors of the U.S. and western countries as they are hell-bent on interfering in internal affairs of other countries under the pretext of "human rights issue", the article says, and goes on:
The 6th Beijing Human Rights Forum took place in Beijing recently.
The envoy for human rights of the Russian Foreign Ministry said at the forum that the issue of protecting human rights is being politicized by the U.S. and other western countries with each passing day.
Many western countries use "human rights issue" for meeting their national and geopolitical interests and interfering in policies of other countries including regime change, he noted, adding that this is a main hurdle lying in the way of conducting constructive and mutually-beneficial international cooperation.
Iran, Cuba, Belarus and other developing countries condemned the U.S. for frantically conducting surveillance and wiretapping at home and abroad and strongly urged it to stop at once all human rights abuses at the 24th meeting of the UN Human Rights Council.
Different countries term the "protection of human rights" touted by the U.S. a pretext for interfering in their internal affairs and stand firm against its practices.
An example of this was Venezuela's withdrawal from the "American Convention on Human Rights".
The international community is now becoming increasingly critical of the unjust acts committed by the U.S. and other western countries under the signboard of "protection of human rights" at a time when it is deeply concerned for the protection of human rights.
Many countries are handling human rights issues on the basis of taking into consideration basic principles of national sovereignty and their own cultural and historic peculiarities, while rejecting the "human rights standard" peddled by the U.S. and other western countries.
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