Pyongyang: UN debate on human rights of North Koreans is ‘declaration of war’
The proposal that the UN Security Council debate the human rights situation in North Korea is “a declaration of war,” representatives of the reclusive dictatorship have said.
According to a statement of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland issued by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), consideration of human rights situation in North Korea is a "blatant challenge and a serious provocation against the majestic socialist system of the DPRK and its people, as well as a declaration of war."
Also, in the committee’s opinion, the government of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, which supported the inclusion onto the agenda of the UN Security Council of the issue of human rights in North Korea is "acting as a puppet of the United States."
The discussion of the human rights situation in North Korea was put on the agenda of the Security Council on Monday at the request of 10 of its 15 members (Australia, Chile, Jordan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, South Korea, Rwanda, the United States, the UK, and France).
Russia and China voting against the proposal, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported.