Kim Yo Jong slams UN meeting on DPRK satellite launch as 'most unfair'
DPRK Kim Jong Un's sister describes the UN's condemnation of the DPRK's satellite launch as another reminder the council was acting as a "political appendage" to "gangster-like" Washington.
DPRK Kim Jong Un's sister Kim Yo Jong criticized the UN Security Council for holding a "most unfair" meeting over Pyongyang's recent satellite launch, as per state media reports.
DPRK's new Chollima-1 rocket lost thrust and crashed into the sea on Wednesday. Simultaneously, Pyongyang assured that the military satellite is due for launch again this month, considering the launch a "legitimate, self-defensive countermeasure" against increasing threats from the US and its allies, which Pyongyang has accused of increasing tension with their military drills in the region.
UN; 'political appendage to gangster-like Washington'
Unsurprisingly, the United States, South Korea, and Japan all rushed to slam the launch, claiming it breached UN resolutions prohibiting the nuclear-armed country from conducting ballistic missile tests.
The UN's under-secretary-general for political and peacebuilding affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, took the Security Council to task on Friday for a "lack of unity and action" on DPRK's tests.
In response, Kim Yo Jong tersely stated the UN meeting was another reminder the council was acting as a "political appendage" to "gangster-like" Washington by accepting the latter's "robbery demands" to ignore the country's right to space development.
"I am very unpleased that the UNSC so often calls to account the DPRK's exercise of its rights as a sovereign state at the request of the US," she said in a statement reported by the Korean Central News Agency.
"(I) bitterly condemn and reject it as the most unfair and biased act of interfering in its internal affairs and violating its sovereignty," she added.
She promised to keep launching surveillance satellites, which the DPRK has repeatedly described as vital to balance off the expanding US military presence in the region.
DPRK will never acknowledge UN sanctions resolutions "even if they slap them hundred, thousand times," she said, vowing to "continue to take proactive measures to exercise all the lawful rights of a sovereign state, including the one-to-military reconnaissance satellite launch."
This comes in light of recent US military exercises with regional allies South Korea and Japan on the Korean Peninsula, which the DPRK perceives as rehearsals for an invasion of its territory.