North Koreans at risk are at serious risk of starvation, according to a United Nations analyst, as Kim Jong-un’s nation is in economic danger amid sanctions and Covid restrictions
North Korea is staring at a devastating famine amid self-imposed Covid restrictions and severe UN sanctions, according to a UN expert.
Kim Jong-un’s country has been in increasing economic turmoil since a rigid Covid blockade was enforced last year, in which trade with China has come to a standstill.
In addition, Pyongyang’s insistence on pushing ahead with its nuclear weapons development program has forced the UN to enforce sanctions, making the dire situation even worse.
In June, the state television broadcaster and the KCTV propaganda machine sounded the alarm about an impending “food crisis” in agriculture, which is already unable to feed large sections of the population.
Even the country’s tyrant leader admitted that the situation became “tense” that month.
Yesterday, a report by Tomas Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, revealed the true extent of the disaster and called for the lifting of UN sanctions to save lives.
He wrote that ordinary citizens “struggle daily to lead a dignified life,” adding that “the most vulnerable children and the elderly are at risk of starvation”.
“The sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council should be reviewed and, if necessary, relaxed to facilitate both humanitarian and lifesaving aid,” he concluded.
That news comes three months after the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization warned of a “severe dry spell” due to a potential food shortage of approximately 860,000 tons this year.
Relations between North Korea and the rest of the world have been particularly frosty since the failure of the Pyongyang-Washington talks in 2019.
Earlier this week, Kim Jong-un blamed the United States for tensions on the Korean peninsula at a presentation of its new ballistic missile.
Standing in front of his vast arsenal, the tyrant said, “The United States has been sending signals many times recently that it is not hostile to our country, but there is no behavioral basis to believe that it is not.”
He added that the main objective of his regime now is to build an “invincible military capability”.
This is because the rogue nation has been testing a number of weapons over the past few weeks, including their new Hwasong-8 ballistic missile late last month.
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