For the record: If you are the current dictator of a brutal regime in a hermit kingdom that employs the use of concentration camps to maintain power, you don’t really get to when about UN sanctions.
Then again, North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has never been big on morality, etiquette, or brains. The dainty despot has long held a special hatred for the United States however, something that has been ingrained in the culture of the rogue nation ever since the Korean War entered into its current, Cold War-esque iteration.
Now, after Kim has continually and consistently thumbed his nose at the international community and the UN by launching a seemingly endless array of dangerous rockets all over the Pacific Ocean, and then having the audacity to test a purported hydrogen bomb deep under a mountain, the international body has fought back by tacking some hefty sanctions onto the tiny Asian nation. Of course, this has infuriated the “supreme” leader and his countrymen, who are now insisting that these diplomatic measures are akin to “genocide”.
“’Today the U.S.-led racket of brutal sanctions and pressure against the DPRK constitutes contemporary human rights violation and genocide,’ the North Korean mission to the United Nations in Geneva said in a statement.“The sanctions regime ‘threatens and impedes the enjoyment by the people of DPRK of their human rights in all sectors’, it said.
“The call for an immediate end to the sanctions comes as U.S. President Donald Trump sets off on a trip to Asia – including China, South Korea and Japan – looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand down from the nuclear crisis.
“The global community has been ramping up the pressure on the isolated country after it conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test so far, on Sept. 3.
“Last month the United States unilaterally imposed sanctions on seven North Korean individuals and three entities over what it called serious human rights abuses, including forced labor.
“In September the U.N. Security Council strengthened its sanctions, including export bans as well as asset freezes and travel bans on various officials.”
North Korea taking offense to these sanctions with such harsh language is simultaneously unfathomably moronic and egregiously bold.
A nation whose sole satisfaction comes from constantly irritating the United States and her allies has no ground to stand on when lodging complaints about their treatment by those same entities. We mustn’t forget, this is a nation that, with a straight face attempted to threaten the U.S. with a nuclear barrage so destructive that it would reduce America to “ash and darkness”.
Good luck with that tactic, little fella.