North Korea warned the United States, Britain, France and Germany on Monday that raising the issue of Pyongyang’s missile tests at the United Nations Security Council would “further urge our desire to defend our sovereignty,” APA reports quoting Reuters.
The 15-member council is due to meet behind closed doors on Tuesday after North Korea said it had test-fired a new submarine-launched ballistic missile last week. The discussion was requested by Germany with the support of Britain and France.
“We know well that the United States is behind impure moves of the UK, France and Germany,” North Korea’s U.N. Ambassador Kim Song told a small group of reporters at Pyongyang’s U.N. mission.
“The United States and its followers should bear in mind that if they raise the issue of our self-defensive measures at the U.N. Security Council meeting in this moment, it will further urge our desire to defend our sovereignty,” Kim said.