North Korea denies allegations that they have human rights problems in the country

A North Korea newspaper claims that human rights problems in the country are “non-existent.” 

For years, human rights issues in North Korea has been brought up times and times again, and just recently, the United States has urged the country to address it. To this, North Korea denounced those claims as they are unfounded accusations.

The Rodong Simmun, the official newspaper for North Korea’s Workers’ Party, said, “If the American-style ‘standard of human rights’ is universally accepted, the world will turn into a lawless one, tundra of human rights and the one of darkness,” further claiming that these issues are “non-existent” in the country.

“The U.S. ‘human rights’ racket against the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) is nothing but a desperate bid of those who failed to disable the nuclear deterrence for self-defense and stifle the DPRK by force.”

Source: Korea Herald and Yonhap News