June 04, 2023

Uvalde shooting shows ‘miserable’ US human rights situation, North Korea says

Foreign ministry statement latest attempt to undermine international criticism of widespread rights abuses in DPRK

The mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas last month that left 19 children and two teachers dead showcased the United States’ “miserable” human rights record, North Korea’s foreign ministry said Thursday.

In a statement posted on its website, the ministry attacked the U.S. for criticizing abuses in other countries after the deadliest school shooting in a decade, a tragedy that has once again galvanized debate about gun control in America.