UN official: United Nations, an ATM for Kim Jong-il
ICC Note: This isnt direct persecution against Christians but it is only more evidence that Kim Jong-il is making no effort to improve the conditions of North Korea and will continue to cause destruction to the very people he forces to worship him. Why worship someone who only intends harm toward you? We must continue to pray for the reached and un-reached people of North Korea . Their only hope is Jesus Christ.
3/14/07 North Korea For full story ..(AsiaNews) In the last year, The Un was being used completely as an ATM machine for the regime of Kim Jong-il, who withdrew over 150 million dollars from our accounts without leaving any receipts. We have no idea where the money went to.
The UN official underlines that following the military provocation of October 9th last when Pyongyang detonated its first atomic bomb in a mine – all non government organizations that were helping the North Korean population abandoned the country. We were the only ones left with Caritas, but we were soon also forced to leave too because of the militaries exploitation of our organization.
An example being the project to install computers in the Capitals universities: We paid for 300 computers, but only 2 were bought. The others were packed away in boxes which we were not allowed to open. We were completely taken advantage off.
North Korea has circa 22 million inhabitants. 88% of these live below the poverty line less than a dollar a day and for many their only food sources are provided by international donations.
Despite this, the leadership has never even attempted to launch a program for economic stability, choosing instead, as with most dictatorships, to concentrate on arms spending.