A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Friday issued the following statement:
On Thursday the United Nations Security Council, instigated by Britain, France and Germany, held a closed-door meeting at which it termed the DPRK’s measures for arms modernization the “violation of resolutions”.
The DPRK has never recognized UNSC “resolutions” against it and will not recognize them in the future, too as they were illegally fabricated by the UN to its taste.
It is an insult, disregard and grave provocation against the DPRK to cook up such “resolutions” that the relevant party does not recognize and to say this or that over a matter related with the sovereignty of a sovereign state.
Any projectile has a curved trajectory, not straight one owing to earth gravity.
But the UNSC took issue with the DPRK over the firing based on ballistic technology, not the range of the projectile, which means that the DPRK should give up its right to self-defence.
The DPRK has not concluded with any country an agreement on limitation of the range of missile and other projectiles and is not bound by any relevant international law.
The DPRK’s decision to suspend nuclear test and test-fire of ICBM is an expression of goodwill and consideration for dialogue partner. It is by no means part of acts to recognize and abide by the absurd UNSC “resolutions” against the DPRK.
Considerate of the universal expectations of the international community for peace and stability of the Korean peninsula, the DPRK has shown maximum patience of suspending nuclear test and ICBM test-fire for more than twenty months.
However, the UNSC is getting on the nerves of the DPRK by groundlessly slandering its conventional weaponry development while turning blind eyes to the war exercises in south Korea and shipment of cutting-edge attack weapons into it.
This makes us run out of patience and feel angry with the UN.
What’s more ridiculous is that Britain, France and Germany were so meddlesome as to convene a meeting against the DPRK and issue a “joint statement”.
We will never allow anyone to try to flout the sovereignty of the DPRK and its right to self-defence, but will settle accounts with them.
Those countries that took the lead in convening the UNSC closed-door meeting should properly reflect on their reckless behavior of poking their nose into other’s internal affairs.
Britain, France and Germany should realize before it is too late that their recent stupid words and deeds would act as a catalyst for worsening the situation of the Korean peninsula, far from easing tensions.
They should no longer make themselves the laughing stock by hosting such a meeting.