North Korea has raised its voice and warned the UN Security Council against criticizing the isolated country’s missile program. In a statement released by North Korea, it has clearly threatened the international body.
Back on Friday, in an emergency closed-door meeting of the top UN body, France released a proposed statement. The statement expressed concern over North Korea’s missile launches and called on it to fully implement council resolutions that ban its ballistic missile firings. Responding to it, a senior North Korean Foreign Ministry official, Jo Chol Su warned the UN Council. The UN body has been accused of a ‘double-dealing standard’ by Jo. Justifying his point, he said that the UN does not equally take issue with similar weapons tests conducted by the United States and its allies.
In September after an interval of almost six months, North Korea resumed missile tests. It launched newly developed missiles including nuclear-capable weapons that place South Korea and Japan, both key US allies, within their striking distances. However, the country tried to have conditional talks with South Korea which experts say is an attempt to pressure Seoul to persuade Washington to relax crippling economic sanctions on it.
North Korea has been banned from engaging in any ballistic missile activities under multiple UN Security Council resolutions. US officials have urged North Korea to return to talks without preconditions, but North Korea has declined to do so unless the Americans drop their hostile policy.