17 May 2017

News Story: DPRK rejects UN Security Council statement on its missile firing

PYONGYANG, May 16 (Xinhua) -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Tuesday rejected a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) press statement issued on Monday condemning its test-firing of a medium long-range ballistic missile.

A spokesman of the DPRK Foreign Ministry said that the DPRK "categorically and totally rejects the UNSC's statement which called into question its bolstering of nuclear deterrence for self-defense," according to the Korean Central News Agency.

"The right of self-defense is the first criterion of sovereignty. Therefore, the accusation against it is an undisguised encroachment upon sovereignty and an act of rude interference in internal affairs," said the spokesman.

Read the full story at Xinhua