N. Korea says opening of UN human rights office in South will lead to war

June 29, 2015
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, center, visits the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun. (Yonhap/KCNA)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, center, visits the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun. (Yonhap/KCNA)


Ever since the United Nations opened up a human rights office in South Korea on June 23, North Korea has felt the need to publicly rebuke the move on several occasions.

The U.N. made it clear that the facilities were established solely to monitor the North’s alleged human rights abuses.

Through one of the country’s media mouthpieces, the Rodong Sinmun newspaper, North Korea explicitly stated that inter-Korean relations had reached a low in the North’s eyes and that ensuing measures would include a war.

“With the opening of the North Korean human rights office in Seoul, North-South relations have come to face the worst catastrophe,” the country’s Rodong Sinmun wrote according to Yonhap News Agency. “The last stop of the anti-Republic human rights ruckus is war.”

South Korea has so far explored a wide range of ways to encourage dialogue with the North from invitations to compete at international sporting events such as the Summer Universiade to requesting formal discussions on nuclear weapons development.

But the two countries have had difficulty meeting each other’s required conditions and with the recent opening of the U.N.’s human rights office, North Korea has chosen to distance itself further from the South.


  1. Xombie Rainbow

    June 29, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Wait a minute, I though flushing the toilet and brushing your teeth led to war?

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