Korean Central News Agency Refutes Anti-DPRK Bill Adopted by U.S. Congress

Pyongyang, April 1 (KCNA)

The U.S. continues interfering in the internal affairs of the DPRK, talking about its "suppression of religion" and "human rights issue." The U.S. not only groundlessly accused the DPRK of "suppressing religion" but adopted a "bill on the human rights in North Korea" at Congress and referred it to the UN commission on human rights recently. The DPRK strongly protests against these actions.

The U.S. is citing the "nuclear issue" and "religious and human rights issues" in the DPRK, fictions, as pretexts to increase pressure upon the DPRK and launch a military attack on it. Such crafty trick can never be tolerated.

The people of the DPRK are single-heartedly united as a big harmonious family because religious freedom and human rights are fully guaranteed by law. With nothing can the U.S. justify its groundless accusation against the DPRK and it will only invite condemnation of unbiased world public.

As the international community is unanimous in denouncing the U.S. over its religious and human rights issues the U.S. is not in a position to fault other countries over those issues.

The U.S. has, indeed, the poorest human rights record. In the U.S. murder is committed once in every 24 minutes, rape once in every 5 minutes and violence once in every 18 seconds.

The U.S. human rights abuses are clearly evidenced by its war moves for carrying out its strategy to dominate the world.

Its wars against Islamic Afghanistan and Iraq are a clear proof of its typical religious and human rights abuses as it regards heretics as a group of satans on the basis of Christian fundamentalism.

It is universally known that an infringement upon the sovereignty of a country by a military attack is the gravest violation of human rights of its people.

The U.S., which is killing innocent people after violating the sovereignty of Iraq, is faulting other countries, behaving as if it were a human rights judge. How brazen-faced and ridiculous it is.

The Korean people, deeply aware of the superiority of Korean-style socialism chosen by themselves and regarding it as their life and soul, are increasing the self-defensive capacity by all means.

The DPRK will certainly frustrate the U.S. military moves to stifle it and protect the socialist system to the last.

U.S. Strives for World Supremacy

The following commentary is reprinted from the Korean Central News Agency, April 1, 2003.

The United States, regardless of protest of many governments and people of the world, started a war against Iraq. The military operation, ignoring the United Nations, is a war of aggression backed by no proper reason. It, which has reduced international law to dead wood, eloquently shows how arrogant the U.S. imperialists are in their high-handed practice for world supremacy.

They, basing themselves on jungle law, invaded Dominican Republic in 1965, Grenada in 1983, Panama in 1989 and other small and powerless countries.

Until 1990 they used armed forces 137 times in the Latin American and Caribbean regions.

They have conspired against presidents of sovereign states, interfered in the internal affairs of the countries and even used armed forces for their unreasonable demand and purpose.

They have also imposed all kinds of sanctions on the anti-American countries and unhesitatingly made military attacks on them.

Their aggressive and predatory nature has remained unchanged.

The present U.S. administration's reckless policy of war makes the Korean people feel again that they should not make the slightest concession to the imperialists but fight the aggressors and win victory.

The U.S. imperialists are now trying to inveigle the international community into putting pressure on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea under the pretext of its non-existent "nuclear development program".

The nuclear crisis caused by them on the Korean Peninsula is fraught with a danger of nuclear war.

The Korean people are keeping a close eye on the U.S. imperialists' war preparations against the DPRK, fully prepared to cope with them.