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N.Korea warns against 'human rights racket' by Western countries

IANS  |  Pyongyang 

North Korean media on Tuesday warned that Western countries were using the "human rights" issue to undermine the independence of other countries.

The official daily of the of the said in an article that the "imperialists' racket should no longer be overlooked in order to build an independent new world in which the sovereignty and equality are ensured for all the countries", reports

"The imperialists are the kingpin of abuses and criminals who have to face stern punishment by the international community," the article said apparently in reference to some Western countries, in particular the US.

The article said the politicisation of human rights and application of double standards have to be rejected.

"No specified nation can be a But the imperialists, claiming as if they are 'human rights judges,' are politicising human rights and attacking and pressurizing progressive countries after singling them out," it said.

has repeatedly rejected accusations of human rights abuses by the and some other Western countries.



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 15:36 IST