Pyongyang is angry with Antonio Guterres. The North Korean Foreign Minister criticized on Sunday the “deplorable attitude” of the Secretary General of the UNwhich condemned a recent firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile, announced the state agency KCNA.
“I express my deep regret that the UN Secretary-General observes a truly deplorable attitude, oblivious to the purpose and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and its very mission which is to maintain impartiality, objectivity and fairness on all matters,” Minister Choe Son Hui said. According to her, this “clearly proves” that Antonio Guterres “is a puppet of the UNITED STATES “.
Meeting on Monday of the UN Security Council
The head of the UN called on Friday the North Korea to “immediately refrain” from any new “provocation” after this new shot, calling again on Pyongyang to return to the negotiating table. The United Nations Security Council said on Saturday that it would meet on Monday to discuss the situation.
Calling on the UN body to “respond appropriately”, the European Union condemned “a dangerous, illegal and irresponsible action”. The G7 countries also denounced the “irresponsible” launch of a new intercontinental ballistic missile on Sunday, urging the Security Council to take “significant” new steps to end North Korean tests.
The United States, South Korea and Japan have intensified their joint military maneuvers in recent months since Kim Jong Un said in September that North Korea’s nuclear state status was “irreversible”. Seoul and Washington notably conducted the largest joint air exercises in their history in late October and early November.
Pyongyang’s “self-defense” policy
On Sunday, the North Korean foreign minister highlighted North Korea’s policy of “self-defense” “in a worrying security environment in the region due to dangerous military cooperation between the United States and its forces. vassals”. “The UN Secretary General has yet made North Korea responsible rather than the United States,” lamented the minister.
Kim Jong-un had supervised the launch of his latest intercontinental ballistic missile accompanied by his daughter, who he unveiled to the world for the first time, according to a message published by KCNA on Saturday. The North Korean leader also reaffirmed that he would resort to the atomic bomb in the event of a nuclear attack against his country.