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North Korea’s Peace Commission Is Very Bad At Its Job | ThinkProgress

by Hayes Brown

With a name like the “Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea,” one would assume that the statements issued under its name would be full of diplomatic language, urging an end to the war that officially is still ongoing between North and South Korea. But given the Committee’s place as a communications arm of the North Korean government, that’s not the case. Instead, as seen in its latest release, the tone coming from the Committee tends to be inflammatory at best, downright hostile at worst.

The Committee on Monday put forward dire warnings for that most diabolical of organizations: the United Nations. Earlier this year, the U.N. Human Rights Council agreed to launch a new office based in South Korea to monitor the human rights violations of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) — North Korea’s official name. In its statement released through the state-run KCNA news agency, the spokesperson for the Committee said the office “is an anti-DPRK plot-breeding organization aimed at launching aggression and bringing down the social system in the DPRK.” The statement also refers to the report the U.N.’s commission of inquiry prepared on North Korean human rights abuses as “peppered with sheer lies that were cooked up by the U.S. and its allies.”

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