Pyongyang, September 24 (KCNA) -- DPRK Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho who is heading its delegation made a speech at the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday.
He said he hoped the session under the theme of the "Sustainable
Development Goals: A Universal Push to Transform Our World" would make a
meaningful contribution to promoting peaceful development and
prosperity of all countries.
Peace and security are the permanent theme of the United Nations and
the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) presuppose peace and security,
he noted, and went on:
Even at this very moment when the UN aspires after transformation
for sustainable development, the world is besieged with wild wind of
terrorism, sweeping refugee crisis due to disturbances of war and
increasing global hot spots instead of their fall.
Among them, the Korean Peninsula has now been turned into the
world's most dangerous hot spot where even a nuclear war may break out.
As the international community witnesses every year, the situation
on the Korean Peninsula is often engulfed in a state that goes out of
control, whose root-cause squarely lies in the United States which does
not abandon its hostile policy towards the DPRK but holds aggressive war
exercises one after another in and around the Korean Peninsula.
In the international arena at present, the globally recognized
fundamental principles of international relations are openly ignored by
the US-led imperialist forces in their outrageous schemes for domination
and intervention while justice is criminalized as injustice depending
on the interests of the imperialist powers.
In dealing with the issue of the Korean Peninsula, the UN Security
Council is now playing the role of covering up the high-handedness and
arbitrariness of the United States in the name of the United Nations,
ignorant of justice and international law.
The recent 17th NAM summit adopted the Margarita Declaration
condemning the promulgation and application of unilateral coercive
measures against countries of the Movement in violation of the Charter
of the United Nations and international law, particularly the principles
of non-intervention, self-determination and independence of the states.
This is the common position of the NAM countries that take up nearly
two thirds of the UN membership and this is the true voice of the
International justice never comes by itself, but can be achieved
only when the independent countries against imperialism grow strong.
To bolster nuclear force is the consistent line of the DPRK.
As long as there exists a nuclear weapon state in hostile relations
with the DPRK, our national security and the peace on the Korean
Peninsula can be defended only with reliable nuclear deterrence.
The DPRK will continue to take measures to strengthen its national
nuclear force both in quantity and quality in order to defend the
dignity and right to existence and safeguard genuine peace vis-a-vis the
increased nuclear war threat of the United States.
In order to safeguard global peace and security by realizing genuine
international justice and to achieve the UN-set SDGs, the old
international order where injustice prevails under the disguise of
"justice" should be destroyed to give way to a new international order
of impartiality and justice.
The Government of the DPRK will push ahead with the vigorous
struggle to remove the root cause of the threat of nuclear war imposed
by the United States, by means of powerful nuclear deterrence, safeguard
the peace and security of the Korean Peninsula, Asia and the world at
large and to denuclearize the world.