Geneva, 3 Rabiul Akhir 1434/13 Februari 2013 (MINA) – North Korea says it would never give in to “unreasonable” resolutions against its nuclear program, blaming the US hostility for failing the prospects of a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.
“The US and their followers are sadly mistaken if they miscalculate that the DPRK (North Korea) would accept the entirely unreasonable resolutions against it,” the first secretary of North Korea’s mission in Geneva Jon Yong Ryong said.
Addressing the UN Disarmament Forum, the North Korean diplomat added that “the DPRK will never be bound to any resolutions,” according to PressTV reports monitored by Mi’raj News Agency (MINA), Wednesday.
On Tuesday, North Korea staged its most powerful nuclear test yet, claiming a breakthrough with a “miniaturized” device, which drawn criticism from the UN Security Council.
The prospect for the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula has become gloomier due to the US hostile policies to the DPRK that have become ever more pronounced, Jon added.
Jon also criticized the European Union saying if the “EU truly wants peace and stability on the Korean peninsula; it should urge the US first to terminate its hostile policy towards the DPRK on an impartial basis.”
Condemning the test, the US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said North Korea should expect “increasing isolation and pressure.”
North Korea’s actions “will not be tolerated and they will be met with North Korea’s increasing isolation and pressure under the United Nations sanctions,” she added.
North Korea carried out its two previous nuclear tests on October 9, 2006, and May 25, 2009. Pyongyang is already under tough UN sanctions over its latest rocket launch in 2012. (T/P012/E1).
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA).