North Korean authorities on Sunday accused the UN Security Council of undermining its sovereignty by convening a closed session on recent missile launches from North Korean territory.
The meeting took place on Friday at the request of the US, France and the UK after North Korea announced it had tested its first Hwasong-8 hypersonic missile. As at the previous meeting, which took place on September 15, the council members did not comment.
Two days later, the head of the Department of International Organizations at the North Korean Foreign Ministry, Jo Chol Su, described the meeting as a “severe and unbearable provocation” and “deliberate usurpation of sovereignty”.
The diplomat accused the council of double standards and disagreement with North Korean “self-defense activities” while remaining silent on military exercises and weapons tests the United States is conducting with its allies, particularly South Korea.
“It is a denial of the impartiality, objectivity and balance that underpin the activities of the UN, and a clear expression of double standards,” said Jo in a statement published on Sunday by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), in turn from the official Russian news agency Sputnik.