Sunday 21 November 2021
Sol – (DPA):
North Korea on Sunday rejected a draft UN resolution criticizing human rights abuses in Pyongyang, and vowed to continue confronting hostile forces.
The angry reaction comes four days after the approval of the draft resolution by the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly. Next month, the General Assembly is expected to ratify the resolution, the 17th of its kind that the UN committee adopts annually.
South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency quoted the North’s Foreign Ministry as saying that it categorically rejects the hostile forces’ anti-DPRK “human rights” decision, describing it as a product of North Korea’s hostile policy and representing double standards.
“We will never tolerate any attempts to violate our country’s sovereignty, and will continue to the end in the face of increasingly worse steps by hostile forces against us,” the ministry said in a statement carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.
North Korea is accused of serious human rights abuses, ranging from holding hundreds of thousands of political prisoners in concentration camps to torture and public executions.