A representative for the oppressive Kim Jong-un regime had the gall to talk of the impact of U.S.-led sanctions on North Korea’s children.
An “ambassador” for the oppressive and dictatorial regime of North Korea’s Kim Jong-un felt the need to tell the UN on Wednesday that UN sanctions are having an adverse impact on the country’s children.
Han Tae Song, Pyongyang’s ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva, was speaking at a hearing of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child late on Wednesday.
…But Han said that new sanctions imposed by the United States and the U.N. Security Council over North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile tests were hampering the production of nutritional goods for children and provision of textbooks.
Based on recent reporting from news outlets and human rights groups, it seems that if North Korea wants to improve the lives of its children, it should start first and foremost by looking inward.
In December 2016, the UK’s Mirror exposed shocking footage of “child slaves” doing hard labor “for up to 10 hours a day” in the hot sun.
More recently, the Mirror talked to a North Korean defector about Kim Jong-un’s alleged sex slaves, “taken away” as young girls from their homes.
Hee Yeon also said “the prettiest” schoolgirls were taken away to work in one of Kim’s “hundreds of homes around Pyongyang.”
“They learn to serve him food like caviar and extremely rare delicacies. They are also taught how to massage him and they become sex slaves,” she said. “Yes, they have to sleep with him and they cannot make a mistake or object because they could very easily simply disappear.”
Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently pushed the UN to “press the North Korean government to protect children who are victims of sexual abuse and harassment.”
The UN was trying to do just that on Wednesday, when the Kim regime made their startling claims about the impact of sanctions.
Some of those sanctions were passed by unanimous vote in the UN earlier this summer, as President Donald Trump reported at the time:
Just completed call with President Moon of South Korea. Very happy and impressed with 15-0 United Nations vote on North Korea sanctions.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2017
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