North Korea Rejects UN Sanctions

The Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK) has rejected new harsh UN Security Council resolution (UNSC) slapped on them.

North Korean freighter Jin Teng that was impounded by Philippines
North Korean freighter Jin Teng that was impounded by Philippines

The resolution, that was passed last week  follows North Korea’s latest nuclear test on Jan. 6 and a Feb. 7 rocket launch that Washington and its allies said used banned ballistic missile technology. However, Pyongyang said it was a peaceful satellite launch.

According to Reuters, U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power said the sanctions go further than any U.N. sanctions regime in two decades and aim to cut off funds for North Korea’s nuclear and other banned weapons programs.

In a statement issued on March 04, by the spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry, DPRK has rejected the sanctions calling it ‘a fabrication’ from the U.S to abuse the UNSC, while fining fault with the DPRK’s H-bomb test and satellite launch.

“The ‘resolution’ unprecedented in its viciousness and illegality is abrigandish product which can never be justified.

The “resolution” unprecedented in its viciousness and illegality is a brigandish product which can never be justified,” the statement reads.

“If the access to nuclear weapons is to be called into question, the U.S., the first country in the world which had access to nuclear weapons and the only user of them, should be done so and if any fault is to be found with the DPRK’s access to nuclear weapons, it is imperative to pull up the U.S. over the hostile policy and nuclear threat toward the DPRK for which it is responsible.”

North Korea has on a number of occasions insisted that the country’s access to nuclear weapons is an unavoidable option for self-defense.

“The DPRK’s H-bomb test and satellite launch are being termed a breach of the previous “resolutions” of the UNSC but, in essence, those “resolutions” are a product of high-handedness practiced beyond the mandate of the UNSC,” The statement adds.

It adds, “If the UNSC has the mandate to ban an individual country from conducting a nuclear test, what does the NPT exist for and what is the nuclear test ban treaty necessary for? As for the satellite launch, it is the legitimate right of a sovereign state.”

The DPRK shaped the 5-year program for national aerospace development through the legitimate exercise of the independent right recognized by international law and according to it successfully launched earth observation satellite Kwangmyongsong-4 which is now under normal operation.

The U.S preoccupied with the hostility toward the DPRK, went so crude as not to hesitate to devise “luxury goods” as embargo items in a bid to prohibit the DPRK from importing even sports apparatuses such as ski resort facilities which have nothing to do with the development of weaponry.

The embattled nation has bitterly denounced and totally rejected all “resolutions” against it including the recent “resolution”, which are being misused for sinister political purpose of a big power in wanton violation of the independent right, right to development and right to existence of the sovereign state, as the criminal documents devoid of impartiality, legitimacy and morality.

On Saturday, the Philippines impounded a North Korean freighter docked at a former US naval base in Zambales, Malacañang in a move to enforce the United Nations sanctions on North Korea.