UN Secretary General urged to review anti-DPRK sanctions resolutions

Date: 15/03/2019 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

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Kim Song, DPRK permanent representative to the United Nations, sent a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres on March 11 with regard to the fact that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea cannot host the 72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia because of the unjust action taken recently by the UN Security Council Sanctions against the DPRK (1718 Committee).

The letter said:

The Seventy-first Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia held in India in September last year decided to hold its Seventy-second session in Pyongyang, the DPRK in September 2019 with a unanimous approval of the entire member states of the Region.

However, the UN Security Council Committee disapproved recently the import of IT-related equipment of WHO to the DPRK necessary to hold the Regional Committee Session, creating an abnormal situation unprecedented in the history of WHO, in which the DPRK cannot host the WHO Regional Committee.

The tentacle of sanctions obstructs even the normal activities of WHO to hold an international meeting whose main mission is to provide people with safe life and good health, let alone the humanitarian cooperation activities of the international organizations in the DPRK.

Indeed, the "sanctions resolutions" of the UN Security Council against the DPRK cannot but be an act against humanity to destroy modern civilization and turn the world back into a mediaeval dark age as they are prohibiting even the import of computers and other electronic devices which are widely used today in society and families.

All facts clearly show to what extent the sanctions have gone against a member state of the UN.

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