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DPRK Foreign Ministry Spokesman Assails U.S. State Secretary's Anti-DPRK Reckless Remarks
Pyongyang, August 18 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry on Monday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA blasting the U.S. secretary of State for openly revealing its attempt to stifle the DPRK under the pretext of "human rights issue":

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry let loose a spate of invectives against the DPRK over its "human rights issue" in a speech on the U.S. "Asia policy" held in Hawaii recently.

Unfit for his position, Kerry pulled up the DPRK, telling sheer lies and citing groundless data. This is the most undisguised expression of the U.S. inveterate repugnancy and hostile policy toward the DPRK.

He vociferated about the "human rights issue" of the DPRK before the kick-off of the Ulji Freedom Guardian joint military exercises together with the south Korean puppet forces, now being censured worldwide. Lurking behind this is a sinister political aim to tarnish the DPRK's image at any cost and stir up the international understanding that its social system is the object to be removed by force of arms in a bid to justify the U.S. and south Korean warmongers' military threat.

In recent years the U.S. has become noisy in its anti-DPRK "human rights" racket not because of any sincere interest in improving "human rights" but in pursuance of its design to bring down the social system of the DPRK under the pretext of "human rights issue".

As it has become clear that the U.S. cannot bring down the DPRK with such lever of pressure as the nuclear issue, the former pursues a strategic aim to isolate and stifle the DPRK by using such lever of pressure as "human rights issue".

In the DPRK the popular masses enjoy genuine rights as true masters of the country and human rights are strictly guaranteed by the state law.

We are ready to cooperate with other countries to further promote the human rights of the popular masses.

But we can never tolerate any attempt to abuse the human rights issue for a pressure means to bring down our social system.

We will shatter the U.S. anti-DPRK "human rights" racket with our principle and counteraction of our style in the future as we have successfully foiled every U.S. move to isolate and stifle the DPRK under the pretext of the nuclear issue.

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