The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement through state media on the 3rd March 2016 in response to United Nations Security Council Resolution 2270 (2016) adopted on March 2.
See below the official statement of the DPRK MOFA
DPRK Govt. Spokesman Clarifies Its Stand to Resolutely Counter UN “Resolution on Sanctions”
Being taken aback by the H-bomb test of the DPRK and its successful launch of earth satellite Kwangmyongsong-4, the U.S. and other big powers and their followers finally fabricated “resolution No. 2270 calling for harsh sanctions” against the DPRK by abusing the name of the UN Security Council at the dawn on Thursday.
No sooner had the “resolution” been adopted than Obama published “a welcoming message” and let State Secretary Kerry make public “a statement supporting” it. Riff-raffs blindly echoed their statements one after another.
Trumpeting about the efficacy of the “resolution”, the U.S. published “its own sanctions” in which leading officials of the army and government of the DPRK are put on the list of “special sanctions.”
Following suit, Japan made public Abe’s “commentary” and Foreign Minister Kishida’s “statement” in support of the “resolution”.
Even the Park Geun Hye group of south Korea issued a “statement” at midnight, describing the “sanctions” as the “harshest and comprehensive sanctions” and “strong message”.
Terror-stricken by the H-bomb blast and successful launch of Kwangmyongsong-4 that shook the world at the outset of this year, the U.S. and other big powers and their followers held a confab for 57 days, cooking up the “resolution on sanctions.” It was, therefore, nothing surprising and new as it was predicted.
What matters is that the “resolution” is the most undisguised and the most hideous international crime aimed to isolate and stifle the independent and righteous sovereign state under the unjustified pretexts.
As already clarified, the H-bomb test of the DPRK was a step for bolstering up the nuclear deterrence to safeguard the sovereignty and the right to existence of the nation from the U.S. hostile policy to invade the country and its increasing nuclear threats. The DPRK’s satellite launch was the exercise of the universally recognized legitimate right of a sovereign state.
The government of the DPRK clarifies its stand before the world as follows as regards the fact that the U.S. and other big powers and their followers fabricated in conspiracy the UNSC “resolution on sanctions”, gravely threatening the sovereignty of the DPRK and blatantly challenging its just cause:
Firstly, the DPRK brands the UNSC’s vicious “resolution on sanctions” as the most outrageous provocation against the DPRK, the dignified independent and sovereign state, and categorically rejects it.
The “resolution” is a criminal document fabricated by the UNSC tasked to preserve global peace and security in wanton violation of the international justice and impartiality, dancing to the tune of the U.S. and other big powers and their followers after reneging on its mission and duty.
The DPRK has never recognized any UN “resolution on sanctions” against it.
Secondly, the DPRK will take resolute counter-measures as the U.S. and other big powers and their followers have become undisguised in their moves to trample down the DPRK’s sovereignty and right to existence.
The DPRK’s counter-measures will involve all various means and methods including strong and merciless physical counter-actions.
The DPRK will not remain a passive onlooker to the infringement upon its sovereignty and right to existence.
If an incident not desired by anyone happens in the Korean Peninsula and its vicinity, the U.S. and other big powers and their followers and those who sponsored the UN “resolution on sanctions” will be held wholly accountable for the ensuing consequences.
Thirdly, the DPRK will launch a more dynamic worldwide struggle to put a definite end to the unfair and unequal international political order with the recent hideous international crime committed by the UNSC as a momentum.
The DPRK can no longer take a fence-sitting attitude towards the trend of the world where justice and impartiality are violated and double standards and injustice are rampant.
It is the DPRK’s stand not to allow the reality in which the legality and illegality are deliberately confused and justice and truth ruthlessly trampled down by the yardstick of the U.S. and other big powers.
The DPRK will as ever firmly hold the banner of the line of developing the two fronts and further bolster up the self-defensive nuclear deterrent and dynamically advance along the road already chosen towards the eminence of satellite power no matter what others may say.
The world will clearly see how the DPRK, reacting against the UN “resolution on sanctions” with a thousand-fold counter-measures, puts an end to the crime-woven history of the UN dominated by the U.S. and other big powers and the dolts toeing their lines and establishes international justice and impartiality