North Korea sees US exercises near its borders as "hostile"
21:20 - 22/10/2017
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North Korea has strongly protested the massive maneuvers by the United States near its border and has called on the Security Council to intervene to stop the "hostile" maneuvers.
"The United States began a large-scale joint naval exercise on the Korean Peninsula with the aim of launching a preemptive nuclear strike against our Republic," the UN's permanent representative to the United Nations said in a letter to the UN Security Council chief.
Pyongyang said in its letter that "the joint military exercises conducted by the United States continuously on the Korean Peninsula, during this year, are aggressive military exercises are clear in nature and size."
The letter revealed that the United States had mobilized in these naval maneuvers, the nuclear carrier Ronald Reagan, three nuclear submarines, including a submarine (Michigan) and more than 40 warships of various purposes, including a destroyer equipped with the Aegis system, And fighter jets.
"The huge maneuvers come after the US governor issued an unprecedented harsh statement in history calling for the war and the so-called" total destruction "of Korea, which exacerbated the already tense situation on the Korean Peninsula," North Korea warned.
The letter emphasizes that "the large-scale joint military exercises against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, which began during and after the cold war, are taking place on a wider, more aggressive scale and using large nuclear strategic means several times a year to become an unequivocal threat to peace and security In the world" .
The letter called upon the UN Security Council to "begin, in accordance with its mandate, to ensure peace and security on the Korean peninsula, to eliminate the source of the worsening situation of war and tension on the Korean peninsula and to contribute in practice to peace and security in the world."
"If the UN Security Council ignores our request this time, it ignores not only a just cause, it also shows more clearly that it has abandoned its mission and the confidence of the international community and turned it into a political tool for one country," said Pyongyang.