New York –
North Korea accuses the United States of being afraid of its country's ability to supplement its nuclear power. North Korea says its country is not a threat to other countries provided its interests are not harassed.
As reported AFP and Newsweek Saturday (16/12/2017), the statement was submitted by North Korean Ambassador to United Nations, Ja Song-Nam, during a UN Security Council meeting on Friday (15/12) local time.
This UN-led UN-led Security Council meeting focused on North Korea's issues, one of which also announced new sanctions against a number of Chinese entities. The presence of North Korean Ambassador to the UN is quite rare in this kind of forum.
"(This UNSC meeting) A desperate move designed by the United States that is frightened by the overwhelming power of our republic which has successfully achieved historicity in complementing the power of the nuclear state," said Ja in the international forum.
Ja also states North Korea will not be a threat to other countries, as long as other countries do not interfere with North Korean interests.
Furthermore, Ja emphasizes North Korea's nuclear weapons are a necessity for self-defense. Ja also asserted that North Korea is a 'responsible pacifist nation and nuclear power'.
"Our possession of nuclear weapons is an individual's personal defense tool in defense of our sovereignty and the right to resistance and development, from US nuclear threats and if any which is to blame, the US should be responsible, "said Ja.
"There are several nuclear power states in the world today, but no country like the US is openly threatening and extorting other countries with nuclear weapons," he added as quoted by South Morning China Post .
Ja made his remarks after a speech by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson calling on North Korea to halt a series of missile tests to pave the way for negotiations with the United States. But in his statement, Ja did not respond at all to the US Secretary's call.
(nvc / tor)