Kim Jong-un's sister accuses the UN of exercising 'double standards'
Kim Yo-jong reacts to the UN Security Council meeting on a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile launch.
The influential sister of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has slammed the UN Security Council, accusing it of doing 'double standards' after a meeting over a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch, reports Tuesday from state media.
North Korea launched an ICBM on Friday, leading the United Nations Security Council to meet in New York on Monday to discuss the situation on the Korean Peninsula.
The Security Council security condemned the launch on Monday, but did not issue an official statement due to opposition from China and Russia.
The United States, Britain, France, India and Australia are among the 14 members of the Security Council to strongly condemn the launch of this missile which fell about 200 km from the coast Japanese forces.
The 14 signatories had declared in a joint statement that this was an unequivocal threat to international peace and security.< /p>
Kim Jong-un's sister, Kim Yo-jong, accused the Security Council of turning a blind eye to Seoul and Washington's very dangerous military exercises and their greedy arms race, in an official statement picked up by the North Korean news agency KCNA.
“This is obviously the; application [of the principle] two weights, two measures.
— Kim Yo-jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
She added that the United States was pushing the Korean peninsula into a new phase of crisis and warned of a stronger response.
The more they pursue anti-DPRK acts, the more they will face a fatal security crisis, she warned.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversaw Friday's firing, according to KCNA, of the Hwasong-17, dubbed the monster missile by military analysts.
According to the South Korean military, the missile traveled 1,000 km at an altitude of 6,100 km, which is barely less than the Hwasong-17 that Pyongyang claimed to have launched on March 24.< /p>
The launch is the latest in a record series of launches by Pyongyang in recent weeks.
Pyongyang has, at repeatedly blamed the shooting on US-South Korean maneuvers, which he considers provocative and aggressive.
Seoul and Washington have been warning for months that North Korea is x27; ready to make a nuclear test, which would be his seventh.