Pyongyang, June 24 (KCNA) -- A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK Friday gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA as regards the fact that the UNSC pulled up the DPRK over its test-fire of intermediate strategic ballistic rocket:
The news of Juche Korea's successful test-fire of surface-to-surface
medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-10 shook the
world, demonstrating its powerful defence capability. But, some hostile
forces are attempting to pull up the DPRK over its step for bolstering
up the self-reliant defence capability.
On June 23, a press statement was made at the UNSC to "denounce" the
test-fire, calling for the implementation of "resolution on sanctions".
We totally reject this UNSC press statement, which is devoid of
impartiality and a product of double-standard, as an invention of the
U.S. chiefly responsible for the escalated tension on the Korean
The successful test-fire of strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-10, a
normal action pursuant to the DPRK's line of simultaneously pushing
forward the economic construction and the building of nuclear force, was
a self-defensive step to reliably defend the security of the country
and its people from the U.S. and other hostile forces' constant threat.
However the UN Security Council adopted what is called a press
statement and cried out for the implementation of the "resolution on
sanctions" against the DPRK. This is an unreasonable deed of turning
black into white.
The "resolution on sanctions" against the DPRK is a product of
high-handedness wantonly violating the sovereignty of an independent
The UN Secretariat, too, has not brought up the legal basis for justifying it.
The U.S. is the very one that threatens the DPRK by force and
aggravates the situation intentionally, steadily hurling into south
Korea such strategic means as nuclear submarines and strategic bombers.
It is a legitimate self-defensive step for the DPRK to secure the
corresponding powerful attack means now that the U.S. is constantly
posing threats to the sovereignty and vital rights of the DPRK.
As already declared by the DPRK, detente and stability on the Korean
peninsula cannot be realized by anyone's unilateral efforts.
The U.S. is well advised to recall how the DPRK emerged a nuclear
weapons state and has steadily bolstered war deterrence, before
criticizing the latter's efforts to increase the military strength, and
reflect on its extremely hostile policy toward the DPRK.
Its sustained strategic mistake and rash deed are now driving the
situation on the Korean peninsula to the uncontrollable extreme phase.
The DPRK will take in succession the self-defensive countermeasures
of its style as long as the U.S. continues resorting to nuclear threat,
sanctions and pressure on it. -0-