The North Korean Foreign Ministry has criticized UN Secretary General António Guterres for his words of support for “complete, verifiable and irreversible” denuclearization, which is what the West demands from Pyongyang. Pyongyang “expressed deep regret” that the head of the world organization did not show impartiality.
Kim Sung-kyung, Vice Foreign Minister of the DPRK, noted that “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization” would be a violation of the country’s sovereignty, moreover, the DPRK is required to “unilaterally disarm”.
“North Korea’s possession of nuclear weapons is an inevitable choice to protect the security of the state and people from hostile policies towards the DPRK and nuclear blackmail by the United States”– TsTAK quotes the words of a diplomat.
He called on the UN Secretary General to help resolve the problem and refrain from statements that “add fuel to the fire” when “the situation on the Korean Peninsula is extremely acute.”