N.Korea accuses U.N. Security Council of double requirements over missile take a look at

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SEOUL, Oct 3 (Reuters) – North Korea mentioned on Sunday the United Nations Security Council utilized double requirements over army actions amongst U.N. member states, state media KCNA mentioned, amid worldwide criticism over its current missile checks.

The Council met behind closed doorways on Friday upon requests from the United States and different nations over the North’s missile launches.

The assembly got here a day after Pyongyang fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile, the most recent in a current collection of weapons checks together with the launches of a beforehand unseen hypersonic missile, ballistic missiles and a cruise missile with potential nuclear capabilities. learn extra

Jo Chol Su, director of the North Korean international ministry’s Department of International Organisations, mentioned the UNSC assembly means an “open ignorance of and wanton encroachment” on its sovereignty and “serious intolerable provocation.”

Jo accused the Council of double requirements because it stays silent about U.S. joint army workout routines and weapons checks with allies, whereas taking situation with the North’s “self-defensive” actions.

“This is a denial of impartiality, objectivity and equilibrium, lifelines of the U.N. activities, and an evident manifestation of double-dealing standard,” Jo mentioned in a press release carried by the official KCNA information company.

Reporting by Hyonhee Shin; Editing by William Mallard and Michael Perry

A newly developed anti-aircraft missile is seen during a test conducted by the Academy of Defence Science, in this undated photo released on October 1, 2021 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS