facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

North Korea asserts sovereign right to missile launches

North Korea maintained that despite condemnation from the U.S. for its recent missile launches, it will continue to "exercise its justifiable right to self defense."
By JC Finley   |   July 7, 2014 at 10:34 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
PYONGYANG, North Korea, July 7 (UPI) -- North Korea re-asserted Sunday its sovereign right to conduct missile launches.

The state-run Rodong Sinmun newspaper wrote Sunday that "It is the inviolable legitimate exercise of the sovereignty that the DPRK has bolstered up its deterrence force for self-defense to defend the security and peace of the country and firmly safeguard the gains of the revolution."

"No matter what other may say, the DPRK will as ever exercise its justifiable right to self defense."

The assertion follows two test-fire launches on July 2 and June 26.

Rodong Sinmun also chastised the U.S. for its "gangster-like logic" in labeling the North Korean rocket launches a "provocation" while "... it is not a provocation and threat that the U.S. develops and tests latest weapons in a bid to invade other countries."

Follow @OneCuriousWorld and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Poland buys medium-range missiles from U.S. Poland buys medium-range missiles from U.S.
2
Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone
3
Watch: News anchor resigns live on-air to sell pot, '[Expletive] it, I quit' Watch: News anchor resigns live on-air to sell pot, '[Expletive] it, I quit'
4
Rutgers sophomore Caitlyn Kovacs dead after visit to Delta Kappa Epsilon frat house Rutgers sophomore Caitlyn Kovacs dead after visit to Delta Kappa Epsilon frat house
5
Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback