Press Statement by Permanent Representative of DPRK at UN

Pyongyang, May 5 (KCNA) -- Kim Song, permanent representative of the DPRK at the UN, made public the following press statement on May 5:

The U.S. and other Western countries, together with their vassal forces, released a "joint statement" on May 1 as regards the dissolution of the panel of experts assisting the UNSC sanctions committee on the DPRK.

In every paragraph of the statement reminiscent of a funeral oration, I could read their partiality and attachment for the panel and their pitiful plight, stunned by its dissolution.

It is not surprising that the U.S. and other Western countries, which have maintained their vested rights by inflicting misfortune and pain upon other nations under the pretext of guaranteeing global peace and security, feel deep regrets about the end of that mouthpiece organization.

Although they are very reluctant to acknowledge, the U.S. and other Western countries should humbly face up to the reality, seriously review and deeply reflect on the failure of their anti-DPRK hostile policy that is run through with arrogance and self-complacency.

The "joint statement" distorts the truth by terming the dissolution of the panel of experts a disaster caused by a UNSC permanent member's veto, but in fact it is a judgment made by history on an illegal, plot-breeding organization which served as a tool for the hegemonic policy of the U.S. and other Western countries to stamp out a sovereign state's right to existence.

The international community has already turned its back to not only the panel of experts assisting the UNSC anti-DPRK sanctions committee that deceived the world people through the spread of fabrications and red herrings but also the forces who regard the UN as a lever for dominating the world.

The hostile forces may set up the second and third expert panels in the future but they are all bound to meet self-destruction with the passage of time.

If the U.S. and its followers persistently pursue the anachronistic hostile policy toward the DPRK, instead of drawing a lesson from the recent case, they will face a more miserable strategic defeat. -0- (Juche113.5.5.)