End to Unreasonable Double Standards Policy Called For

The following is reprinted from the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

Pyongyang, May 28 – The double standards policy of the imperialists which was denied by history should be terminated as early as possible, urges Rodong Sinmun Thursday in a signed article.

The UN Security Council took issue with the DPRK's legitimate satellite launch for peaceful purposes and adopted even the "presidential statement" after playing into the hands of hostile forces in disregard of international justice and impartiality, thereby tarnishing the image of the UN and leaving such an indelible blot on its history as bringing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula to collapse, the article notes, and goes on:

The application of the double standards is an expression of extremely arbitrary practice and is nothing helpful to the development of international relations and the world situation.

If the double standards policy is allowed, it will not only make the international relations unfair and complicated but will divide the world into the countries dominating other countries and the countries being dominated and make it impossible to fairly settle international issues.

The imperialists are putting pressure on the anti-imperialist independent countries standing in the way of realizing their ambition for domination while handling international issues and those countries of strategic importance and isolating them internationally, whereas they are conniving at and patronizing their allies or those countries meekly obeying them though they pose some problems.

A particular mention should be made of the fact that the U.S. is interpreting and handling issues in its favor by applying double standards in the international arena and pressurizing other countries to meet its demands.

It is putting pressure upon those countries acting contrary to its interests in a bid to attain its sinister aim by way of applying this standard when it deems favorable to it and that standard when it thinks unfavorable to it.

Citing the facts to prove that the U.S. double standards policy finds a vivid manifestation in various international issues including the nuclear issue, human rights issue and issue of terrorism, the article continues:

Only when a new fair international order is established, is it possible to destroy the old international order of domination and subjugation and an order for world domination based on the jungle law, create free and peaceful environment, soundly develop the international relations and realize democratization of the international community and global independence. Only by doing so is it possible to remove the double standards and strictly adhere to the principle of equality and impartiality in the international relations and put an end to interference in the internal affairs of other countries and nations and highhanded and arbitrary practices.

Impartiality is the life and soul of the world body and a basic principle governing its activities. If the world body allows the double standards policy in disregard of impartiality, it will mean losing the life and soul as the world body.