October 28, 2021
KCNA Pyongyang Times

US crimes against humanity

Date: 27/09/2021 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

Shortly ago, UN human rights experts in a joint statement noted that the US unilateral sanctions seriously impede economic development and the improvement of people's living standards in many countries and violate their rights to development, stressing "the right to development is a human right that cannot be forfeited."

"The right to development is a human right that cannot 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 December 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 part of human rights.

Despite the lapse of several decades since then, however, 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 ruthlessly infringed upon by the US unilateral, illegal and outrageous interference in the internal affairs of other countries.

Due to the persistent blockade by the US, Cuba has suffered economic damage amounting to over US$1 trillion over the past 60-odd years.

Even under the ever-worsening global health crisis caused by COVID-19, the US again pressurized foreign companies trading with Cuba into refusing to provide the latter with artificial respirators indispensable for the treatment of COVID-19 patients last year. Worse still, the US recently toughened the restrictions on the shipment of supplies to Cuba to badly hurt its public health and people's life.

The US has stretched out its vicious tentacles to politics, the 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 US has trumpeted about "human rights" more loudly than any other countries in the world.

The US has never missed the chance of criticizing other countries groundlessly 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 US Department of State set the "promotion of human rights and democracy" as a priority task of US 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."

In particular, the US abuses the "human rights issues" for putting political pressure on the anti-imperialist independent countries.

Not content with criticizing the legally elected Belarus government as an illegal one engrossed in "violence and oppression," the US 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 US are nothing but a trick to easily realize its wild ambition for dominating the world.

The US 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 US 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 new world, free and prosperous.

Now many countries resolutely stand against the US human rights farce for curbing their development.

The US "human rights protection" racket is bound to end in vain.

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