North Korea attacks UN condemnation of its missile launches as hostile
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."
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."