Pyongyang protests the "hostile" maneuvers of Washington on its border and demands the Security Council stop them
18:42 - 22/10/2017
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BEIJING (Reuters) - North Korea on Sunday strongly protested the massive maneuvers being carried out by the United States near its border, while the Security Council demanded an intervention to stop the exercises it described as hostile.
"The United States has embarked on large-scale joint naval exercises on the Korean Peninsula with a view to launching a preemptive nuclear strike against our republic," he said, noting that "the joint military exercises conducted by the United States Continuously on the Korean Peninsula, this year, is a military maneuvers are clear in nature and size. "
The letter added that "America has mobilized in these naval maneuvers, nuclear aircraft carrier" Ronald Reagan ", three nuclear submarines, including a submarine (Michigan), and more than 40 warships of various purposes, including a destroyer equipped with the system (Aegis) And fighter jets. "
"These drastic maneuvers come after the American governor issued an unprecedented harsh statement in history, calling for war and so-called" total destruction "of Korea, which exacerbated the already tense situation on the Korean Peninsula," the North warned.
"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 strategic nuclear weapons several times a year to become an unequivocal threat to peace. And security in the world. "
"Articles 34 and 35 of the Charter of the United Nations call upon the United Nations Security Council to put forward the issue of joint United States military exercises for urgent discussion."
North Korea pointed out that "no country has subjected our country to the nuclear threat by the United States intensively and directly and for a long time, and carried under his nose directly maneuvers are the most evil and the most fierce and powerful, in scope and objectives and the essence and military doctrine, aimed at igniting a nuclear war" .
The letter called upon the UN Security Council "to begin, in accordance with its mandate, to ensure the peace and security of the Korean Peninsula and to eliminate the source of the escalation of the situation of war and tension on the Korean peninsula and contribute effectively 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 into a political tool for one country," Pyongyang concluded. Ending / 25