October 23, 2021

US blames Pyongyang for its people’s ‘suffering,’ but supports humanitarian aid

Remarks come after report that UN expert will call for easing sanctions to improve DPRK human rights situation

The U.S. said it supports humanitarian efforts to help the North Korean people after a report that the U.N. pointman on DPRK human rights will suggest the possibility of easing sanctions to improve conditions in the country.

But Washington reiterated that Pyongyang is primarily responsible for the poor human rights situation in the country and the “suffering” of its people.