G7’s Hostile Remarks Censured by Department Director General of DPRK Foreign Ministry

ongyang, November 14 (KCNA) — Jo Chol Su, director general of the Department of International Organizations of the DPRK Foreign Ministry, answered the question put by KCNA on Monday as regards the fact that G7 foreign ministers pulled up the DPRK in their recent “joint statement”.

Reporter: The G7 foreign ministers reportedly slandered the DPRK’s exercise of self-defensive and legitimate sovereignty again in a “joint statement” released after their talks recently held in Tokyo, Japan. Would you please comment on this?

Director general: I resolutely reject and most strongly condemn the “joint statement” of the G7 foreign ministers’ meeting, which is peppered with groundless and unreasonable accusations seriously encroaching upon the dignity and sovereignty of the DPRK.

G7, which is no more than a group for only a few countries’ interests, can not represent the international community.

G7, which has caused and fomented the recent international crisis, says this or that to find fault with independent sovereign states. This is just a mockery of and insult to the international community aspiring after fairness and equity.

I think G7 had better look at its image reflected in the eyes of the international community first before accusing others.

Even at this moment the U.S. is shipping cluster bombs and depleted uranium bombs, the usage of which are completely banned by international law, and other deadly weapons and huge lethal war hardware to Ukrainian battlefields to deliberately destroy peace and stability in the European region.

In the Middle East, it is conniving at and fomenting indiscriminate military strikes at Gaza Strip while zealously shielding Israel’s hideous massacre of civilians as the “right to defence”.

Meanwhile, it is keen on muscle-flexing in the Taiwan Strait and other parts of the South China Sea, talking about “freedom of navigation”, “international order based on rules” and “opposition to power-based change of status quo”. It has staged a series of bilateral and multi-party joint naval military exercises with their allies to escalate the regional military tensions to the maximum.

In the Korean peninsula, it is pushing the situation to the brink of a nuclear war by establishing different nuclear confrontation policies, including the “Washington Declaration,” and accelerating the efforts for routine deployment of its strategic nuclear submarines, strategic bombers and other nuclear strategic assets called “three nuclear axes.”

Furthermore, Japan which holds the G7 chairmanship this year has no qualification to talk about international peace.

Japan, at the instigation of the U.S., is desperately pursuing its wild ambition for turning itself into a military giant, setting it as its state policy to realize militarization. It is just a trouble-maker which has caused international uproar by discharging nuclear-polluted water containing a lot of poisonous substances into the Pacific, a sea common to mankind, recently in defiance of the repeated protests of the regional community.

Reporter: What about other G7 member states?

Director general: Britain, France, Germany and Canada, too, have disgraceful records by doing considerable harm to international peace and security.

Like the U.S., Britain is pursuing the protraction of the Ukrainian crisis, offering depleted uranium bombs to the Kiev authorities and providing it with Storm Shadow and other cruise missiles with a range of more than 250 km and a huge amount of latest anti-tank weapons.

It also dispatched an aircraft carrier and other forces to the Asia-Pacific region and unhesitatingly transferred the nuclear submarine technology to its ally as a member of the confrontational security alliance AUKUS to seriously disturb regional and global peace and stability.

Other countries are also actively joining the U.S. in its moves to build the “Asian-version NATO” by dispatching various warships, including frigates, and patrol planes and fighters squadrons to regularly stage joint drills with Japan and the south Korean puppet forces in the Korean peninsula, its vicinity and other parts of the Asia-Pacific region.

All facts go to clearly prove that G7 is a confrontational group of destroyers and violators of peace and stability who stir up and aggravate distrust, conflict, confrontation and armed clash across the world.

Reporter: I think such G7 has neither qualification nor justification to fault others. Then, can you tell me the reason why G7 persistently pulls up the DPRK and other independent sovereign states over their exercise of the legitimate right to self-defence?

Director general: It is crystal-clear. It is the sinister intention of G7 to divert international criticism away from itself by employing such a trite method as hyping up the “threat” from independent sovereign states.

Now the international community is strongly reacting to the irresponsible and exclusive peace-breaking moves of G7 in different parts of the world.

It is well illustrated by the fact that even European countries are increasingly vocal opposing the military support for Ukraine.

The G7 member states have faced worst-ever internal and external crisis for having pursued reactionary domestic and foreign policies.

The more recklessly G7 pulls up independent sovereign states over their exercise of the right to self-defence, the more clearly it will betray its criminal entity as a peace strangler, confrontation maniac and nuclear war merchant.

G7 is just the main dangerous source of destroying global peace and security and the main stumbling block to the establishment of a just international order.

It has lost the justification for its existence.

G7, the remnant of the Cold War, should be dismantled immediately, and this will be the first step toward defusing the present international crisis and restoring global peace. -0-

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