DPRK Delegation Clarifies Principled Stand at 35th Session of UN Human Rights Council

A delegation of the DPRK clarified the following principled stand at the 35th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday over the vicious “human rights” racket of the hostile forces against the DPRK:

The U.S. and its followers openly seek to bring down the social system of the DPRK under the pretext of non-existent “human rights issue”, adopting an anti-DPRK “human rights resolution” every year at the UN Human Rights Council.

The anti-DPRK “human rights resolution” and the “special rapporteur” of the UN concerning the human rights performance in the DPRK who appeared according to the “resolution” are just the typical product of the politicization of the human rights issue, and selectivity and double standards being applied in handling it. The DPRK is consistent in its stand of categorically rejecting it.

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Condolatory Visits to Iranian Embassy

Officials of the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of External Economic Relations, the Korean Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries and the General Bureau for Affairs with Diplomatic Corps in the DPRK Friday paid condolatory visits to the Iranian embassy here with regard to the recent terrorist attacks in Teheran that claimed heavy casualties.

The visitors expressed deep sympathy and consolation to the victims of the incidents and their bereaved families and reiterated the consistent principled stand of the DPRK government against all forms of terrorism.

National Day of Russia Observed

Alexandr Matsegora, Russian ambassador to the DPRK, hosted a reception at the Taedonggang Diplomatic Club on Friday to mark the national day of Russia.

Present there on invitation were Kim Yong Jae, minister of External Economic Relations, Sin Hong Chol, O Yong Chol, So Ho Won, Mun Jae Chol and other officials concerned, foreign diplomatic envoys and representatives of international organizations here and military attaches of foreign embassies here.

On the same day the Russian consulate general in Chongjin, too, gave a reception.

FM Working Delegation of DPRK Visits Ethiopia

A working delegation of the DPRK Foreign Ministry headed by General Director Ho Yong Bok recently visited the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

During the visit, the delegation paid a courtesy call on the state minister for Political Affairs of the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry and separately met the state minister of Public Enterprise and the director general for Asia and Oceania of the Foreign Ministry.

At the meetings the DPRK side reaffirmed the stand of the DPRK to further strengthen the relations between the two countries and briefed on its pro-active efforts to defuse the tension on the Korean peninsula and guarantee peace and security of the region.

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