Pyongyang, September 27 (KCNA) -- Kim Jin Hui, a researcher of the Institute of International Studies of the DPRK, released the following article:
Shortly ago, UN human rights experts in a joint statement noted that the U.S. unilateral sanctions seriously impede the economic development and the improvement of people's living standard in many countries and violate their rights to development, stressing "the right to development is a human right that can not be forfeited."
"The right to development is a human right that can not be forfeited" - this is a definition stipulated in the "declaration of the right to development" adopted at the 41st session of the UN General Assembly on Dec. 4, 1986.
According to the declaration, the world human rights conference held in June, 1993 adopted the "Vienna declaration and action program" which recognized the right to development as a part of human rights.
Despite the lapse of several decades since then, the right to independent development, a due right of a sovereign state, has not been prioritized as a true human right in the international arena but been ruthlessly infringed upon by the U.S. unilateral, illegal and outrageous interference in the internal affairs of other countries.
Due to the blockade by the U.S., Cuba has suffered damage amounting to 1 trillion US$ for the past 60-odd years.
Despite the ever-worsening global health crisis caused by COVID-19, the U.S. pressurized the foreign companies trading with Cuba into refusing to provide the latter with artificial respirators indispensable for treatment of COVID-19 patients last year. Worse still, the U.S. toughened the restrictions on the shipment of supplies to Cuba to badly hurt its public health and people's life.
The U.S. has stretched out its vicious tentacles to politics, economy, military, culture and even daily life in Venezuela, Syria and other countries, crippling their overall economies and stymieing their normal and peaceful development.
The gravity of the issue lies in the astonishing situation that such ruthless violation of the right to independent development is perpetrated under the pretext of "preserving human rights."
The U.S. has trumpeted "human rights" more loudly than any other countries in the world.
The U.S. has never missed the chance of criticizing other countries for their "human rights performance", releasing the "country reports on human rights practices" every year to find fault with other countries as if it were a global human rights judge.
In July this year the U.S. Department of State set the "promotion of human rights and democracy" as a priority task of the U.S. diplomats in different parts of the world and issued an order to examine all means available for performing the task, thus betraying its sinister intention to more intensively and openly meddle in other countries' internal affairs through "human rights diplomacy."
No wonder, the U.S. abuses the "human rights issues" for putting political pressure on the anti-imperialist independent countries.
Not content with criticizing the legally elected Belarusian government as an illegal one engrossed in "violence and oppression," the U.S. incites the anti-government forces to rebellion. It also engages in a vicious attempt to make a dent in China's political stability by taking issue with it over Xinjiang and Hong Kong affairs.
All these facts clearly prove once again that "human rights" touted by the U.S. are nothing but a trick to easily realize its wild ambition for dominating the world.
The U.S. is the most heinous human rights abuser in the world that severely disturbs the normal and peaceful development of sovereign states under the pretext of "human rights".
Unless the U.S. hypocritical moves under the cloak of "human rights protection" are smashed, it is impossible for each country to achieve its independent development and to build a free, prosperous and new world.
Now many countries resolutely stand against the U.S. human rights farce for curbing their development.
The U.S. "human rights protection" racket is bound to end in vain. -0-