The DPRK representative clarified a principled stand of the DPRK government on terrorism at the Sixth Committee of UNGA 72nd Session.

He said:

At the UNGA held in June, the resolution to establish the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office was unanimously passed.

The establishment of the Counter-Terrorism Office completed the framework of international organization which can implement the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy and can effectively control the cooperation of countries.

The most important thing in fighting against terrorism is to clearly analyze the root cause of terrorism and to strengthen the cooperation of the international community based on that clear assessment.

The main reason international terrorism is not yet annihilated is because a particular country is using the “counter-terrorism” agenda to seek its selfish political interests, gravely undermining world peace and security.

Just like a chameleon changes its colors, the U.S. frequently changed the pretext of “counter-terrorism” and “non-proliferation” according to its need, and used them to overthrow legitimate governments in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya one by one by waging military attacks on those countries.

Now the U.S. is scheming to overthrow the legitimate government of Syria, by continuously stretching out its claws of aggression into the internal war of that country, under the pretext of “counter-terrorism”.

As it is well-known, the essence of the “war on terror” by the U.S. is a state terrorism with the purpose of regime change in countries that are not favorable to the U.S. and a new form of war of aggression that gives the humankind nothing but disaster and misfortune.

In May this year, a group of heinous terrorists who infiltrated into our country on the orders of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the U.S. and the south Korean puppet Intelligence Service with the purpose of carrying out a state-sponsored terrorism against our supreme headquarters using biological and chemical substance were caught and exposed. This palpably shows the true nature of the U.S. as the main culprit behind terrorism.

The inveterate disapproval of other countries and nations, the extreme impertinence, interference into internal affairs and use of force aimed at regime changes and state-sponsored terrorism of the U.S. are the root cause of terrorism.

In this regard, the international community should define the root cause of terrorism and every country should maintain sharp vigilance not to fall victim to the “war on terror” conducted by the U.S. in rampant violation of the Charter of the United Nations and international laws.

It is a consistent stand of the DPRK government to oppose all forms of terrorism and any support to it.

The DPRK government has acceded to several international conventions on counter-terrorism including the “International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism” and “United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime”.

The DPRK government will continue to fulfill its responsibility to root out all forms of terrorism and to preserve peace and security of the Korean peninsula and the world.