Answer of Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on July 15 with regard to a statement of Pompeo, U.S. secretary of State, which denounces China over the issue of South China Sea:

On July 13, U.S. State Secretary Pompeo made reckless remarks with regard to the issue of South China Sea that China’s claim to its dominium over the South China Sea is totally illegal and the United States, its allies and partners share the interests in standing up to the unprecedented threats from the Communist Party of China (CPC).

It is an extremely sinister act that a non-Asian country across the ocean, not being content with its reckless remarks over the issue of South China Sea, has hurled abuses at the CPC, linking the issue with the latter.

If we have close examination into the recent remarks thrown by Pompeo over China, we could easily know what his intentions are.

Pompeo is outrageously deriding the CPC in such a way as to label the Chinese media as “propaganda bodies of CPC”, COVID-19 as “crisis caused by CPC” and 5G telecommunication business as “tool of CPC”.

He laid bare his inveterate repugnance toward the CPC to such an extent as to spread the wild rumor that demonstrations in protest against racial discrimination going on in America are being abused by the CPC for justifying its system.

Pompeo is making unbridled criticism of the CPC, linking everything with the latter, the reasons for which can be analyzed as follows; First, it is to sully the trust of the Chinese people in the CPC, second, to tarnish the international prestige of the CPC and third, to overpower China with continued harassment from inside and outside.

Any attempt to despise and deride the Communist Party of China stands for a negation of the political system and idea chosen by the Chinese people and an undisguised disregard of and an insult to the Chinese people who are led by the CPC.

“No Communist Party, no new China” – this is the faith and truth embedded in the minds of the Chinese people.

We sternly condemn Pompeo’s very dangerous remarks against China.

We have already grasped on several occasions that Pompeo deals with our socialist system led by the Workers’ Party of Korea on the basis of the morbid and upside down viewpoint on China.

No matter how maliciously Pompeo slanders the CPC and the socialist system led by it, it will only serve to highlight the invincibility of the CPC and the superiority of the socialist system.

Pompeo should not muddle up the public opinion and make absurd remarks while interfering in other’s business whenever he pleases.