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.
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