May 17, 2022

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KCNA leans on Western critics of human rights reports

Lengthy response to recent UN vote quotes individuals, organizations from Western countries

North Korean state media on Friday issued a lengthy response criticizing the recent anti-Pyongyang UN General Assembly resolution, citing Western skeptics of human rights reports.

The 4,000-word report by the Korean Central News Agency, entitled “Detailed Report on Secret behind Anti-DPRK "Human Rights Resolution" Released,” quotes the DPRK Association for Human Rights Studies as saying the resolution is “draconian,” full of falsehoods and “a product of the U.S. strategy to bring down the socialist system centered on the popular masses under the pretext of human rights.”