Press Statement of Vice-Minister for Int'l Organizations of DPRK Foreign Ministry
Press Statement of Vice-Minister for Int'l Organizations of DPRK
Pyongyang, November 27 (KCNA) -- Kim Son Gyong, vice-minister for International
Organizations of the Foreign Ministry of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK),
issued the following press statement on Monday:
The reason why the UN Security Council fails to fulfill its important duty to ensure global peace
and security and get rid of its malfunction can be clearly seen in the "joint statement of 10
countries" issued by the U.S. and its followers.
The "joint statement," signed by some permanent member states of the UNSC gripped by
extreme prejudice and double-standards and some UN member states accustomed to blindly
follow the U.S. instruction instead of considering whether it is right or wrong, is nothing but a
conspiratorial document without any effect in the light of international law and political influence.
The DPRK's reconnaissance satellite launch is a legitimate and just exercise of the right to self-
defense aimed at correctly seeing through and thoroughly coping with the grave military moves of
the U.S. and its followers, which are becoming more undisguised in their aggressive nature.
If the reconnaissance satellite "Malligyong-1" brought to space is a "threat" to the signatories of
the "joint statement", are the nuclear carriers, nuclear strategic submarines and nuclear strategic
bombers deployed on the doorstep of the DPRK by the U.S. 30-odd times this year "apostles of
friendship and peace"?
Do the "ten countries", which accused the DPRK of using ballistic missile technology in launching
the satellite, launch their satellites by rubber balloon or null gravity, not by a carrier rocket using
the same technology as ballistic missile?
Such brigandish idea of the U.S. and its vassal forces that the DPRK is not allowed to exercise its
due right to space exploration, a right belonging to all UN member states, is a typical expression
of the most hideous and brazen-faced violation of sovereignty that denies the justification of the
existence of the DPRK, before being the mere issue of partiality and double-standards.
Our stand is clear.
The U.S. finds its main interest and hobby in encroaching upon the sovereign rights of
independent countries through high-handed practice and threat, but what the DPRK is interested
in is its full exercise of the universal sovereign rights common to all countries like satellite launch.
No matter what critical statements and harshest-ever sanctions the U.S. and its vassal forces
may issue or impose, they can neither check the DPRK's exercise of its sovereign rights nor get
what they want.
To make it crystal-clear that the U.S. and the West's outrageous and illegal interference in the
internal affairs of independent sovereign countries and employment of double-standards against
them can never work, the DPRK will squarely, unhesitatingly and perfectly exercise its sovereign
rights including satellite launch, and this will contribute to the establishment of a just and equal
new international order.
If the U.S. and its vassal forces again seek to violate the sovereignty of the DPRK under the
pretext of the utterly unlawful "resolution" of the UNSC, they will be held wholly accountable for
any consequences to be entailed by it. -0-