The country is no longer bound by commitments to stop nuclear and missile tests, blaming the United States for not meeting a negotiation deadline.
North Korea said on Tuesday (21) that it is no longer bound by commitments to stop nuclear and missile tests, blaming the failure of the United States to meet the end of the year deadline for nuclear negotiations and US sanctions. “brutal and inhuman” American policies.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set the end of December deadline for denuclearization negotiations with the United States and White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien said at the time that the US had opened channels of communication.
O’Brien said he hoped that Kim would follow up on the denuclearization commitments he made at summits with U.S. President Donald Trump.
Ju Yong Chol, an advisor to the North Korean mission to the UN in Geneva, said that in the past two years his country had stopped nuclear testing and the launching of intercontinental ballistic missiles “in order to build trust with the United States”.
But the United States has responded with dozens of joint military exercises with South Korea on the divided peninsula and by imposing sanctions, he said.
“As it has become clear now that the United States remains unaltered in its ambition to prevent North Korea’s development and to stifle its political system, we have found no reason to be unilaterally bound by the commitment that the other party fails to honor,” said Ju at the Conference. on Disarmament, supported by the UN.
Ju also accused the United States of applying “the most brutal and inhuman sanctions”.
“If the United States persists in such a hostile policy towards North Korea, there will never be a denuclearization of the Korean peninsula,” he said.