"Protection of human rights" and "democracy" touted by the imperialist reactionaries are nothing but sophism to cover up their moves for interference and domination over other countries.
Rodong Sinmun Thursday says this in a signed article.
It goes on:
It is ridiculous, indeed, for the imperialists to oft-repeat "protection of human rights" and "democracy" for the purpose of meeting their selfish aim, without having proper knowledge about genuine human rights and democracy.
It is the capitalist countries where human rights are most wantonly violated. The popular masses in those countries are denied any political rights and freedom and the gap between the rich and the poor is widening as the days go by.
In those countries the people are subject to imprisonment for demanding democratic freedom and rights. Due to the prevalence of the reactionary ideas and culture the people are spiritually and culturally deformed and fall victim to violence.
Socialist democracy is the only genuine democracy in the world. Socialist democracy helps the popular masses emerge masters of the state and society and fully exercise their rights as masters in all fabrics of social life.
The U.S. is so foolish as to dare find fault with the DPRK over "human rights issue" and do harm to it, the article notes, and goes on:
The ulterior aim of the U.S. imperialists is to damage the international prestige of the DPRK over the "human rights issue in the north", internationalize their moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK and secure a pretext to launch a military aggression against it.
There has been no human rights issue in the DPRK and it cannot exist there.
The desperate efforts on the part of the U.S. to do harm to the DPRK through a "human rights" offensive would only reinforce the anti-U.S. sentiment of the Korean people and their spirit of defending socialism in every way.
The world progressive people should clearly see through the hypocritical and dangerous nature of the imperialists' loudmouthed "protection of human rights" and "democracy" and wage a vigorous struggle for frustrating their criminal artifice.