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DPRK vows to counter US human rights offensive by all means

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-10-25 21:00

PYONGYANG - The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Saturday vows to shatter any anti-DPRK campaign by the United States and its followers under the pretext of human rights, as the campaign has "gone beyond its tolerance limit."

The DPRK National Defense Commission (NDC), the most important organ of state power, issued a statement which strongly condemned the DPRK-targeted human rights campaign led by the US aiming to overthrow the DPRK socialist system.

As the U.S. human rights campaign against the DPRK has been at an extreme level, the DPRK "now formally declares that it will counter the offensive by all possible means," said the statement.

The DPRK has decided to take countermeasures to crumble the US human rights campaign directed against Pyongyang, which it called is "another version of the most disguised act of aggression against the DPRK's sovereignty and rights," it added.

The NDC also warned that the DPRK would mobilize all its armed forces to "blow up" US military bases, including nuclear weapons and other ultra-modern striking methods.

Meanwhile, Pyongyang called upon the international community to help .smash the plot of the US and its following forces which seek to infringe on the sovereignty of the country.

Washington has publicly attacked the DPRK's human rights record on many occasions, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye also called for world attention to the DPRK's human rights performance during the 69th UN General Assembly from Sept. 24 to Oct. 1.

In a report released in February, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the DPRK raised widespread concerns over abuses of human rights in the country, but Pyongyang rejected it and issued its own human rights report instead.

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