Only Way to Settlement of Middle East Crisis Lies in Termination of Double Standards of U.S. and West

Pyongyang, February 8 (KCNA) — Yang Myong Song, secretary general of the DPRK-Arab Association, issued the following article “The only way to the settlement of Middle East crisis lies in the termination of double standards of the U.S. and the West”:


The Middle East crisis has further plunged into the vicious cycle of massacre and retaliation over the years. At the same time, international criticism of the U.S. and the West unilaterally covering unethical massacres of the Israeli Zionists is mounting.


At the recent forum of ministers of EU and India-Pacific region held in Brussels, representatives of different countries bitterly accused the West of enforcing extreme double standards while taking a different attitude towards the Ukrainian situation and the Middle East crisis.


The Indonesian foreign minister stressed that no state can be put above laws and that European countries should lend their ears to their hearts, do right things and stop the cruel acts in Gaza Strip. The foreign minister of Sri Lanka claimed that there can be no double standards in dealing with the situation in Ukraine and the Middle East.


This is a due denunciation for the shameless behavior of the U.S. and the West who are persistently turning their faces away from the brutal crimes of Israel while terming innocent Russia an “aggressor” in relation to the Ukrainian situation.


Historically, the U.S. and the West have planted and systematically grown poisonous mushroom called Israel in Palestine despite the fierce opposition of the Arab people, out of ulterior intention to maintain their domination over the Middle East region by fostering contradictions between Arabians and Jews.


It was none other than the U.S. and western countries that cooked up a brigandish decision on building a Arab state and a Jewish state by dividing Palestine at the Second Session of the UN General Assembly in November 1947 and that instigated the Zionists’ territorial expansion ambition by handing over a large number of weapons and equipment to them after the “founding” of the State of Israel.


Even when Israel brutally suppressed the just struggle of the Palestinian people while resorting to the expansion of Jewish settlements and the blockade of Gaza Strip, the U.S. and the West supported Israel, playing the role of blind and deaf mute.


The double standards of the U.S. and the West patronizing Israel are becoming more apparent with the Middle East crisis as an occasion.


The U.S. exercised veto in voting for a resolution on the Middle East crisis at the UNSC while putting forward the gangster-like logic, saying that “Israel’s right to self-defence was not mentioned” and “the ceasefire in the present situation is beneficial only to Hamas”. Not content with this, the U.S. has delivered such lethal weapons as white phosphorus and “Bunkerburster” and connived at and inspired Israel’s mass killing.


The chairman of the EU Commission, the German prime minister and other high-ranking politicians of the West actively defended Israel’s criminal act, saying that they support Israel’s self-defense right which does not presuppose the observance of international law and the armistice can give Hamas the time for pulling its forces together again and have missiles.


Over such pro-Israel behavior of the U.S and the West, the Arab News denounced that the West has connived at Israel’s suppression of Palestinians while playing the hypocrite in protection of human rights and democracy. The Chinese Huan Qiu Shibao said that the U.S. gives priority to the interests of Israel and never consider the lives of the Palestinian people while positively backing Israel due to the election in the U.S. and the influence of the Jews. It is by no means accidental.


Kim Tong Myong, a researcher of the Society for International Politics Study in the DPRK, said that many countries are criticizing the double standards of the U.S. and the West with the recent Middle East crisis as an occasion, and that even those countries which had close relations with the U.S. and the West in the past are going to the actual stage for settling the Middle East crisis on the basis of fair law and order.


Kang Jin Song, international affairs analyst of the DPRK, said the signboard of “democracy” and “human rights” often lifted by the U.S. and the West to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries has seriously lost its color owing to their double standards, and they are being hit by the world people in the international arena and public opinion due to their self-centered and selective foreign policies and this only causes adverse effects contrary to their purpose to maintain the international order led by them.


The inhumane violence of the Israeli Zionists who took advantages under the thorough patronage of the U.S. and the West has caused nearly 100 000 casualties among Palestinians, and the possibility of danger that such catastrophe would prevail over the Middle East and the whole world going beyond the sectional region of the Gaza Strip increases.


The reality goes to prove that the U.S. and the West’s self-righteous and double-standard foreign policy is a catalyst driving the present unpleasant international political and military situation into greater disaster and danger and that as long as this is allowed, global peace and stability, the cherished desire of mankind, can never be realized.


The only way out from the ever-worsening Middle East crisis is in putting an end to the double standards of the U.S. and the West. -0- (Juche113.2.8.)