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N.Korea slams UNSC over space program
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N.Korea slams UNSC over space program
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Seoul, Nov 22 (TIWN) North Korea has slammed the UN Security Council (UNSC) for labelling the country's space program as threats, calling the agency an "undemocratic organ devoid of impartiality", the media reported on Friday.

Kim Song, the chief of the North Korean mission to the UN, delivered a statement at the plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly session earlier this week, stressing the importance of reform of the UN agency for better representation of its member states.  "Until now even after 75 years of the founding of the United Nations, the Security Council does not extricate itself from the stigma of an undemocratic organ devoid of impartiality," Kim said, according to the statement posted on the North Korean Foreign Ministry's website. 

The envoy slammed the UN agency for condemning its outer space program as threats to international peace, saying the "practice of double standards and unfairness should no longer be tolerated."  "As is well known, illegal armed invasions and air strikes against sovereign states resulting in civilian killings are left unquestioned, whereas the righteous self-defensive measures for safeguarding sovereignty and even the exploration of outer space for peaceful purposes are labeled and condemned as threats to international peace," he said.

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