October 02, 2022

North Korea calls for cooperation on COVID-19, end to unilateral sanctions

In statement to World Health Assembly, DPRK delegation also lauds Kim Jong Un's leadership, condemns U.S.

North Korea has urged UN member states to "immediately withdraw" trade restrictions and sanctions against it, arguing that the move would help facilitate global cooperation in tackling the COVID-19 epidemic.

In remarks submitted to the World Health Assembly (WHA) held this week in Geneva, the DPRK condemned governments that "politicize" the provision of aid, appearing to side with China in its growing dispute with the U.S. over the origins of the novel coronavirus.