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DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Refutes CI's "Report"
Pyongyang, February 21 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry Friday gave the following answer to the question put by KCNA refuting a "report" recently released by the Commission of Inquiry (CI) on the human rights situations in the DPRK organized under the UN Human Rights Council:

The Commission was set up highhandedly at the meeting of the Council last year by the U.S. and its satellite forces out of inveterate repugnance towards the DPRK. The DPRK, therefore, has never recognized its existence as it is no more than a marionette under their clutches.

The DPRK categorically rejects this "report" as it does not deserve even a passing note. The "report" misrepresents the true picture of the Korean people enjoying genuine rights and is peppered with sheer lies and fabrications deliberately cooked up by hostile forces and riff-raffs such as some "elements with ambiguous identities who defected from the north", criminals escaped from it after committing crimes against the country to earn money.

They are becoming frantic with their smear campaign against the DPRK while making far-fetched assertions that the "human rights situation" in the DPRK should be referred to the International Criminal Court or to the UN Security Council. This is an extremely dangerous politically-motivated provocation aimed to tarnish the image of the dignified DPRK and ramp up pressure on it in a bid to bring down its social system.

That is why many countries and even various Western media claim that the "report" is so biased that it does not sound plausible, querying how such thing could be distributed as a document of the UN body.

The U.S., the worst human rights abuser, should be brought to an international human rights tribunal as it killed innocent people in various parts of the world through aggression and intervention, causing unspeakable disasters, and systematically committed illegal wire-tapping and surveillance against citizens of other countries, to say nothing of those in its mainland, sparking uproar.

The U.S. had better stop its futile anti-DPRK "human rights" racket and mind its own business.

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