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DPRK Permanent Representative Sends Letter to President of UNSC
Pyongyang, September 4 (KCNA) -- The permanent representative of the DPRK to the United Nations sent a letter to the president of the UN Security Council Thursday.

Noting that he would like to bring the attention of the president to the DPRK's already stated principled stand and countermeasures in connection with a letter addressed to the DPRK by the so-called "Sanctions Committee" of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) requesting a clarification, he continued:

The DPRK totally rejects the UNSC "Resolution 1874" which was unfairly orchestrated in June 13 in wanton violation of the DPRK's sovereignty and dignity and that the DPRK will never be bound by this resolution.

We do not feel, therefore, any need to respond to the request made by the UNSC "committee".

Had the UNSC, from the very beginning, not made an issue of the DPRK's peaceful satellite launch in the same way as it kept silent over the satellite launch conducted by south Korea on August 25, 2009, it would not have compelled the DPRK to take strong counteraction such as its 2nd nuclear test.

It is all fair and square to find that the DPRK took its steps of action to cope with the high-handed act and threat which are aimed at depriving the DPRK of its rights to peaceful economic construction.

It would be a miscalculation if the UNSC, rather than apologizing for violating the legitimate right of a member state of the UN, thought that we would recognize the "sanctions resolution" which was framed up in the same way as the thief turning on the victim with a club over the DPRK's self-defensive steps.

We have never objected to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and of the world itself. What we objected to is the structure of the six way talks which had been used to violate outrageously the DPRK's sovereignty and its right to peaceful development.

The denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is closely related with the U.S. nuclear policy toward the DPRK.

The DPRK has already made clear its countermeasures to cope with sanctions as well.

Reprocessing of spent fuel rods is at its final phase and extracted plutonium is being weaponized.

Experimental uranium enrichment has successfully been conducted to enter into completion phase.

We are prepared for both dialogue and sanctions.

If some permanent members of the UNSC wish to put sanctions first before dialogue, we would respond with bolstering our nuclear deterrence first before we meet them in a dialogue.

If the UNSC only continues this standoff without making a proper judgment of which path is more favorable for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, the DPRK will be left with no choice but to take yet stronger self-defensive countermeasures as it had already warned.

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