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Thursday 29 September 2016

North Korea attacks UN condemnation of its missile launches as hostile

Published 29/08/2016 | 17:46

A North Korean statement warned the US finding fault with its latest missile firing from a submarine 'would only precipitate its self-destruction'
A North Korean statement warned the US finding fault with its latest missile firing from a submarine 'would only precipitate its self-destruction'

North Korea has branded a UN Security Council statement strongly condemning its four latest ballistic missile launches as "a hostile act" perpetrated by the US and vowed to respond "as a full-fledged military power."

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A foreign ministry statement reiterated a warning that the US "rash act" of finding fault with the North's latest missile firing from a submarine on August 24 "would only precipitate its self-destruction."

A press statement approved on Friday night by all 15 Security Council members, including North Korea ally China, called the four launches in July and August "grave violations" of a ban on all ballistic missile activity.

North Korea's foreign ministry accused the US of instigating the statement to deter the country's "legitimate right to self-defence."

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