SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Reuters / EP) –
The North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs has warned the United States that the patience of the regime led by Kim Jong Un has a “limit” and has assured that it could consider going backwards in the steps it has taken to propitiate a positions approach With the US authorities.
The message from the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs comes after the United Nations Security Council called on the Pyongyang regime to take concrete steps to completely stop the development of its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs.
The appeal of the UN Security Council has come after North Korea announced that it has successfully tested a ballistic missile launched from a submarine, in which it has been the most important military test since Pyongyang began the dialogue with the United States in 2018.
As part of the rapprochement with the United States, which has resulted in three meetings of the US president, Donald Trump, with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un, the Pyongyang regime has suspended tests of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles.
“Our patience has a limit and there is no law that imposes that what we have decided to suspend must continue this way indefinitely,” said a spokesman for the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The North Korean spokesman has denounced that the position of the United Nations Security Council in the face of the North Korean weapons tests, which he has defined as self-defense exercises. “The fact is that this is not leading to reconsidering the crucial preventive decisions we have taken to build trust with the United States,” he explained.
The North Korean Foreign spokesman has not given more details about the preventive decisions to which he refers but state media have indicated that he refers to initiatives such as the suspension of nuclear tests and with intercontinental ballistic missiles and the delivery of remains mortals of US soldiers killed in the Korean War (1950-1953), gestures of goodwill that, in Pyognyang's opinion, have not been answered by the Americans.
Finally, the spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry has discussed the test with the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile conducted by the United States Air Force in October and has said that the test is “clearly” a measure to “press “to the Pyongyang regime.