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PYONGYANG, December 1 (Itar-Tass) — The United States deliberately create a distorted view of the human rights situation in North Korea to undermine the prestige of the People’s Republic in the international arena, the North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a statement released on Thursday that was made in response to a meeting of politicians in Washington who expressed over the lack of respect for human rights in North Korea.
The statement stresses that the DPRK government has consistently taken steps to improve the welfare of its people who are “fully endowed with the rights and freedoms.” In contrast, the United States, emphasises the KCNA, is now “the worst in the world human rights abuser” and it pursues in this sphere the policy of double standards. The evidence of this are harsh measures against the demonstration of the supporters of the Occupy the Wall Street movement who express opposition to the dominance of corporations in the United States, corruption, income inequality, high unemployment rate and other social ills.
The United States recently held in Washington “a meeting of foreign policy-makers who are concerned about human rights situation in North Korea.” This is an imprudent behaviour of the worst human rights abuser, the KCNA said. The U.S. styles itself a human rights judge in the international arena. It is ridiculous for it to take issue with human rights performance in other country as it ruthlessly abuses rights of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in the US.
One should be righteous before admonishing others. The US is troubled by human rights issue as proven by the Occupy Wall Street demo. Political freedom and democracy are restricted in the US legally and institutionally. Elementary right to existence is not guaranteed and the rich get richer and the poor poorer as the days go by, becoming a problem plaguing the society, according to the KCNA.
Actually, the gap between the rich and poor has become most serious in recent years in the US, it says. Poor mental and cultural life is fostered institutionally, driving people into degeneration, despair and crime. Isn’t the US a country with poor human rights as all sorts of evils including gun-related and drug crimes stalk throughout the land. It is preposterous for the US to take issue with someone's “human rights issue.” Clear is the aim sought by the US in kicking up the human rights racket. It regards the independent countries as a thorn in the flesh and is kicking up human rights racket in international arena to tarnish the image of the DPRK.
Those in the US who approach the DPRK with hostility had better face up to the human rights situation in the DPRK with reason. In a word, “human rights issue” does not exist in the DPRK, according to the KCNA. It is the steadfast policy of the DPRK government to promote the well-being of the people.
All the people are fully enjoying genuine freedom and rights thanks to the popular policy of the state which guarantees their rights in a responsible manner. The whole country forms a big harmonious family in which all the people help and lead each other forward. The US is set to deceive the world through another “human rights offensive” against the DPRK, but people of other countries have not shut their eyes, the KCNA said. The US is well advised to immediately stop speaking ill of human rights situation in the DPRK.