A spokesman for the Institute for American Studies of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK released the following statement Friday:
The U.S. carried out inter-continental ballistic missile test-fire on May 3 in the wake of the one on April 26 at a time when the situation on the Korean peninsula has reached the extremely dangerous phase due to the largest-ever joint military drills waged by the U.S. after introducing huge nuclear strategic assets, and the military provocation moves conducted by it.
The U.S. claims the two ICBM test-fires conducted just in a little over one week were planned one year ago and they have nothing to do with the DPRK's nuclear and long-range ballistic missile launch but many world media are concerned that the consecutive ICBM tests by the U.S. can push the acute situation on the Korean peninsula to graver phase.
The U.S. maintains it may carry out missile launches but the DPRK cannot and that its launches are "contribution" to peace and security while the DPRK's are "provocation" straining tension. This sophism is the height of double-dealing standards.
The UN Security Council has kept mum about the U.S. test-fire of ICBM which flew more than 6 000 km across the ocean, even while crying out for "denunciation" and "sanctions" as for ballistic rocket test-fires the DPRK carried out in its own territorial land and waters.
The UN Security Council which calls into question only the DPRK's ballistic rocket test-fires while turning an unseeing eye to the U.S. ICBM test-fires under the pressure of Washington's high-handed and arbitrary practices deserves the name of "double-dealing standards Security Council" or "U.S. Security Council".
In order to realize genuine international justice and build a fair and peaceful world, the U.S. double-dealing yardstick must be broken and the
UN Security Council moving at the beck and call of the U.S. must be reformed.
The DPRK will bolster the capabilities for Korean-style preemptive nuclear attack at remarkably higher pace as it has already clarified as long as the U.S. continues its hostile policy toward the DPRK and vicious nuclear threat and blackmail.
If the UN Security Council does not call the U.S. to account for its aggressive and provocative large-scale joint military exercises and ICBM launches, the DPRK will not recognize any UNSC's "resolution" taken over the DPRK's ballistic rocket launches but continue to disclose the absurdity of the UN "sanction resolutions".
No one is entitled to find fault with the DPRK's exercise of its just right to defend its sovereignty and right to existence.