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North Korea: US criticism of its rights shows fear of nukes

North Korea says Trump's decision to invite a defector from the North to the State of the Union address and Mike Pence's taking the father of Otto Warmbier to the Olympics show the US is "horrified and confused" by Pyongyang's nuclear forces.

By: AP | United Nations | Published: February 13, 2018 10:19 am
north korea, donald trump, kim jong un, us korea war, south north korea talks, winter olympics, world news, indian express North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) and US President Donald Trump (Files/Agencies)

North Korea says US President Donald Trump’s decision to invite a defector from the North to the State of the Union address and Vice President Mike Pence taking the father of Otto Warmbier to the Olympics show the US is “horrified and confused” by Pyongyang’s nuclear forces.

North Korea’s UN Mission today called both acts “desperate attempts” by the Trump administration to keep up “its ‘human rights’ racket” against the country.

The mission called defector Ji Seong-ho “human scum.

Ji Seong-ho, a North Korean defector, holds up his crutches after his introduction by President Trump during the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

“Warmbier, a college student, died days after being returned to the US from a North Korean prison.

The United States has been very outspoken against human rights violations in North Korea.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, shakes hands with Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto Warmbier, at the Cheonan Memorial in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (Photo via AP)

The North Korean mission’s statement calls the US “the principal violator of human rights ever seen in the human history.”

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  1. Nilesh Jain
    Feb 13, 2018 at 10:51 am
    kill each other, why ruining my life ? why ruining my motivation to live ?
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