North Korea reportedly told the United Nations that it will never bow to nuclear resolutions.
Secretary Jon Yong Ryong told the Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday that the denuclearization of North Korea in the near future is highly unlikely. Reuters reports that North Korea feels the US policy against the program is “hostile.”
“The U.S. and their followers are sadly mistaken if they miscalculate the [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] would respect the entirely unreasonable resolutions against it. The DPRK will never bow to any resolutions. If the [European Union] truly wants peace and security on the Korean peninsula, it should urge the U.S. first to terminate its hostile policy towards DPRK on an impartial basis.”
According to Channel 4, North Korea detonated its third nuclear device at around noon local time. The incident has triggered criticism from around the world. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi will reportedly meet with the North Korean ambassador to discuss the issue.
The country seems to be increasing the size of the nuclear explosions with each test. Tuesday’s detonation is believed to be a third of the size of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima during World War II.
The Inquisitr previously reported that North Korea has been very up front about its intentions regarding the nuclear tests. The country’s National Defence Commission has described the United States as its “sworn enemy.”
The commission said in a statement:
“We are not disguising the fact that the various satellites and long-range rockets that we will fire and the high-level nuclear test we will carry out are targeted at the United States.”
Many countries, including Russia and Japan, have stated that North Korea is in direct violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions. Given the country’s declaration that it will “never bow” to the demands of the UN, this violation may not matter much to North Korea.