b38mpnmg_donald-trump-kim-jong-reuters-650_625x300_24_January_19 US "Silly" For Calling UN Safety Assembly: North Korea

Donald Trump has met 3 times with Kim Jong Un to debate Pyongyang’s nuclear programme

Seoul:

North Korea’s overseas ministry on Thursday criticised the USA as “silly” for convening a UN Safety Council assembly over rising concern about short-range rockets fired from the remoted state.

Washington on Wednesday used the assembly to warn of penalties for North Korea if it adopted by with its promise of an ominous “Christmas reward” within the occasion that the US doesn’t give you concessions by the top of the 12 months.

“By arranging the assembly, the U.S. did a silly factor which is able to boomerang on it, and decisively helped us make a particular resolution on what approach to decide on,” North Korea’s overseas ministry spokesman mentioned in an announcement carried by the official KCNA information company.

Trump has met 3 times with North Korean chief Kim Jong Un to debate Pyongyang’s nuclear programme, however annoyed North Korea is in search of a complete deal that features sanctions reduction.

“The U.S. talks about dialogue, at any time when it opens its mouth, however it’s too pure that the U.S. has nothing to current earlier than us although dialogue could open,” it added.

North Korea mentioned it has “nothing to lose extra and we’re able to take a countermeasure equivalent to something that the U.S. opts for”.

On the UN Safety Council, US ambassador Kelly Craft voiced concern that North Korea was indicating it might check intercontinental ballistic missiles “that are designed to assault the continental United States with nuclear weapons”.

However she mentioned the USA, which used its presidency of the Safety Council to convene the assembly, needed to work in the direction of a deal.

She appeared, nevertheless, to rule out assembly North Korea’s calls for for a suggestion within the remaining weeks of 2019: “Let me be clear: America and the Safety Council have a purpose — not a deadline.”

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