“The planned satellite launch is the legitimate exercise of independent rights as a sovereign country which no one can slander or infringe upon.”
“The South Korean authorities should clearly know that their act of deliberately slandering and challenging the DPRK(Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)’s exercise of its independent rights is nothing helpful to the efforts to improve the inter-Korean relations and they deserve condemnation.”
“We will never allow the reckless moves of the South Korean authorities to achieve their sinister scenario through cooperation in putting pressure upon the dignified DPRK, vilifying its exercise of independent rights.”
– The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang’s official media
SEOUL, Sept. 28 (Korea Bizwire) – North Korea on Monday slammed South Korea for infringing upon its sovereign right to launch a satellite, after Seoul labeled the move a provocation.
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Pyongyang’s official media monitored in Seoul, carried an article in the main newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, which said the expected satellite launch would come under their sacred right as a sovereign nation.
North Korea is expected to launch what it says is a satellite around the 70th founding anniversary of the ruling Workers’ Party on Oct. 10. Experts say, however, the move may be a cover for ballistic missile tests.
The newspaper article pointed out that South Korea is calling the launch “a provocation” and is demanding “joint counteraction” with the United States, and that such a course of action by the South is “a provocation of robbers.”
North Korea has been reiterating its resolve to carry out the launch, defending the move as an exercise of its sovereign right.
South Korea, the United States and China have warned that North Korea’s missile launch would be a grave violation of the U.N. Security Council resolutions banning its nuclear and missile tests.