August 11, 2022

North Korea defies criticism of weapons tests as it heads UN disarmament forum

DPRK’s ambassador says no state has right to gainsay its defense policy, citing ongoing Korean War

North Korea began its stint as chair of a U.N. forum on nuclear disarmament by defying criticism of the country’s continued weapons development, asserting that it is “still at war with the United States.”

The pariah state took the helm of the U.N. Conference on Disarmament earlier this week, amid outrage from non-government organizations that the development will “undermine” the credibility of the U.N.