The DPRK government’s statement, which exposes and condemns the illegality and barbarity of the UN Security Council’s “sanctions resolution” No. 2371 cooked up by the U.S. and other hostile forces upset by the DPRK’s measures for bolstering up the state nuclear force both in quality and quantity, was distributed as UN General Assembly and UNSC official document A/71/1011-S/2017/687 on Aug. 15.
Alexandr Minaev, charge d’Affaires ad interim of the Russian embassy here, gave a reception Wednesday on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of Korea’s liberation.
Present there on invitation were Vice Foreign Minister Sin Hong Chol and others.
Staff members of the Russian embassy were present.... ... ...
The DPRK delegation clarified the following principled stand as regards the recent two successful test-launches of ICBM Hwasong-14 at the third session of the Geneva Disarmament Conference on August 9:
The DPRK’s access to the strongest nuclear force is a fair and legitimate measure for self-defense to protect the country’s sovereignty and the nation’s right to existence from the high-handed and arbitrary acts of the U.S. which has made it its business to pursue the policy of extreme hostility and pose nuclear threat to the DPRK for over half a century.
The successive test-launch of ICBM by the DPRK was a stern warning to the U.S. which wages reckless and perilous military provocation and despicable campaign of sanctions on the DPRK.... ... ...
The statement, issued by a spokesman for the DPRK Foreign Ministry to clarify the historic significance and justice of the DPRK’s resounding success in the second test-launch of ICBM Hwasong-14, was distributed as an official document A/71/1000-S/2017/656 of the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council on August 7.
The DPRK delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs Ri Yong Ho came back home on Thursday after taking part in the Ministerial Meeting of the ASEAN Regional Forum held in Manila.