Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Press Statement of DPRK Permanent Mission to UN
The Permanent Mission of the DPRK to the United Nations on February 22 issued the following press statement with regard to the inappropriate remarks made by the UN secretary-general against the DPRK at the Munich Security Conference:

As is known to all, the UN secretary-general, in his address at the Security Conference held in Munich of Germany, made senseless remarks about the so-called "pressure through sanctions" against the DPRK, while referring to the buildup of nuclear forces of the DPRK as contradiction to the will of the international community.

This is a completely unreasonable sophistry that does not befit at all his position as the UN secretary-general, giving us an impression that he is an advocate of the US.

The nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula came into being and reached the present point entirely due to the US and, therefore, the US should bear full responsibility for it.

The nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula would not have been brought up at all, if there had not been the anti-DPRK hostile policy pursued by the US from the first day of the founding of the DPRK and if the hostile policy had not been developed to take the form of undisguised nuclear blackmail and threats against the DPRK.

The remarks of the UN secretary-general cannot be construed otherwise than a disgraceful behaviour driven by extreme prejudice and injustice, as he condemned the righteous measure of the DPRK, without saying a word about the US, the culprit of aggravated situation, intentionally turning a blind eye to the essence and its underlying cause of the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula.

The UN secretary-general should be clearly aware that nuclear threats come from the US that is developing all kinds of sophisticated nuclear weapons and exposing its wild ambition for a nuclear preemptive strike, and he would be well advised not to behave like a somnambulist.

The national nuclear forces of the DPRK serve as a strong deterrent to any nuclear threat and reckless military provocation of the US and, therefore, it will never pose a threat to any country or region unless they infringe upon the sovereignty and interests of the DPRK.

If the UN secretary-general is truly interested in addressing the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula, it would be advisable that he immediately bring to the attention of the UN Security Council the issue of welcoming the process of improved inter-Korean relations and discouraging neighbouring countries from disturbing the process, as has been requested by the letter dated 31 January of the DPRK Foreign Minister forwarded to him.


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