N. Korea enraged by opening of U.N. human rights office

Source: Yonhap 

In a statement, the North’s Foreign Ministry called it a “ghost agency” aimed at backing the U.S.-led hostile policy toward Pyongyang.

“This is a hideous politically-motivated provocation challenging the dignity and social system of the DPRK and a criminal act of escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula and in the region and inciting confrontation under the pretext of “protecting human rights,” its unnamed spokesperson said in the English-language statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency. The DPRK is the acronym for North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The ministry claimed it’s evident that the organization will be “no more than a center for gathering misinformation cooked up” by North Korean defectors and others.