tv North Korean Foreign Minister Remarks at U.N. General Assembly CSPAN September 23, 2017 2:24pm-2:48pm EDT
africa to bring about a restorative justice to their country. a healing sort of justice. a justice desmond tutu always refer to as -- a person is a person. they also tried to get at the truth. andt of people sat there said they didn't tell you the truth. you know when i heard the truth? --wouldn't have killed her >> we will leave the march of ability to take you live to the --ted nations in york city new york city were north korea's foreign minister is about deliver remarks of the journal assembly -- at the general assembly. >> mr. president, allow me to congratulate his excellency on
election -- i look forward to successful outcomes. before going into the main point in my debate, i feel forced to make comments on the speech uttered four days ago by someone called the u.s. president who rendered this sacred u.n. arena tainted. since trump uttered such reckless and violent words, provoking the supreme dignity of the democratic people's republic of korea on this very platform, it is fair enough for me to make a response in the corresponding tone. during his eight months in power, he has turned the white
house into a noisy marketing now, he hasf -- tried to turn the u.n. arena into a gangster's nest where bloodshed is the order of the day. trump is a mentally deranged , a person who is chastised even by the american people as the commander in grief, lying king, holding the seat of u.s. president and the dangerous reality that -- using against a land that holds the nuclear button. these constitute the greatest threat to international peace and security today.
his lacking of basic common knowledge and proper sentiment, he tried to insult the supreme dignity of my it as aby referring to rocket. he committed an error possible rocket'sf making our visit to the u.s. mainland inevitable all the more. none other than trump himself is on a suicide mission. innocent lives of the u.s. are harmed, trump will be held totally responsible. the respected supreme leader of -- onrk comrades stated
behalf of the dignity and honor , i willate and people make the man in command of the u.s. pay for his speech calling for the annihilation of the dprk. we will make sure that he -- far beyond his words, far beyond the scope of what he can handle, even if he is ready to do so. mr. president, focusing on people, striving for peace and a decent life for all, this is the theme -- for all countries and people to enjoy peace and a decent life, it's imperative to
recognize true international justice, realizing international justice is one of the main missions of the united nations. article one of the u.n. charter is to bring inut by peaceful means and conformity with the principles of justice and international law settlement of international disputes that might lead to a breach of peace. present, the purpose and principles of the u.n. charter and other established international relations are no wantonly ignored in the one u.n. arena. justice --truth and
the most rampant violation of international justice can be seen. imposing harshas -- a confrontation between the dprk and the u.s. where the former tries to defend its national dignity and sovereignty against the latter. is the countryes that first produced nuclear weapons and the only country that actually used it. massacring hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. it is the u.s. that threatens to use nuclear weapons against the dprk during the korean war in 1950 and first to introduce
nuclear weapons into the korean peninsula during the war. the u.s. started large-scale joint military exercises against the dprk against the cold war period and further increased the war, after the cold -- what else could be a bigger threat than the violent remarks such as fire and fury in total distraction coming from the top authority of the worlds biggest nuclear power? the dprk had to possess nuclear weapons is because of the u.s. and it had to develop its nuclear force to the current level to cope with the u.s. hostile policy and nuclear threats have continued
and these have led to the situation of the touch and go point -- the united the respectedzed supreme leader said international justice is never achieved by itself. it can only be achieved by independent countries that are strong enough -- unless true international justice is realized, the only valuable philosophical principle is that force will be dealt with with force and nuclear weapons must be dealt with a nuclear ham mer of justice.
righteous, self-defensive measure taken as an ultimate option pursuant to this principle. the dprk has successfully mountable h-bomb tests as part of the efforts to achieve the goal of completing the state nuclear force. with this, the dprk has entered the phase of completing the state nuclear force in accordance with its line of simultaneous the element of the economy and the nuclear force. our national nuclear force is a war deterrent. we are putting an end to nuclear threats from the u.s. and we are preventing its military invasion. ultimate goal is to establish the balance of power with the u.s.. distinguished delegates of all countries attending the session
that the dprk made public to the world every time deterrent iswar strengthened enough, the united states and its followers must launchingtwice before military provocation against the dprk. although they talk about fire in. -- fire andtruction fury and total destruction, they have to add provisions such as hopefully it will not be necessary, that it's not our first option and so on. accordingly, we are unconvinced insecurity -- peace and security have been
consolidated. we do not need anyone's recognition of our status as a nuclear weapons estate. flew over the endless blue sky, the warhead of our the tremendous explosion of the hydrogen bomb was recorded. it was the inevitable option forced by the united states. and resulted in our country achieving the status of nuclear nuclearstate and a power. the failure of the united nations in for filling its role in realizing genuine
international justice is the oldy related to practices of the secret counsel. only actsty council in pursuit of the interests of its permanent member states. it is not incidental that the reform of the security council had already been decided in 1992 --resolution reformhen, the u.n. issue has been discussed as the unga -- without any progress at all. the shows how deeply current members ar obsessed with their own -- are obsessed with their own interests.
such an undemocratic u.n. security council -- i would like to once again remind all the distinguished delegates of the unjust and unfair nature of the resolution adopted by the secret counsel against the dprk. councilhe security fabricated illegal and double standard resolutions which only dprkbit the launch of the -- as a sovereign right of every state and without taking issue with all other launching countries. second, the security council cooked up illegal and double standard resolutions which arbitrarily prohibit only the nuclear tests of the dprk, all the nuclear tests strictly
belong to sovereign states since the provision of nuclear tests had not entered the force -- into force. there are countries that conducted many more nuclear tests. the security council th condemns the development of nuclear weapons by the dprk as a threat to international peace. the charter recognizes the rights of every state without calling into question the other countries that kept on developing nuclear weapons of various kinds. the reason these unjust and unfair resolutions continued to be adopted is that the permanent members of the security council, all nuclear powers, have common
interests in maintaining their monopolistic nuclear status. the permanent members are talking much about nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. dprk's possession of nuclear weapons is a self-defensive measure. international agreement on nuclear nonproliferation was possible because nuclear weapons state had made the promise not to threaten nonnuclear weapon states with nuclear weapons. 10 stipulates that each participant has the right to ifhdraw from the treaty supreme interests have been jeopardized. the supreme interest of our state is nuclear proliferation. u.s. itself impeded international efforts by not
giving up nuclear threats against the dprk but rather -- thisng the > eloquently shows that the anti-dprk resolutions are not based on any established principles. they are nothing less than the products of undemocratic, old practices of the security council and the conspiracy --lusion of the forces of only in their vested interests. the dprk's possession of h-bombs -- such claim is a big .ie the existence of weapons of mass destruction in iraq.
the dprk is a responsible nuclear weapons estate. we will take preventative u.s. forcescase the show any sign of conducting a decapitating operation on our headquarters or a military attack against our country. todo not have any hesitation use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against the countries that do not join in the u.s. military action -- condemning the dprk's nuclear session as a to coerce other states and to implement in the anti-dprk resolution. this is a sneaky and selfish attempt by the u.s. to avoid its response ability for the nuclear issue and to pursue its own interests by using and
sacrificing other countries that have nothing to do with the issue. the dprk government made a request to the u.n. secretary that a forum of international to assesse organized legal grounds and lawfulness of the resolutions but we have not heard anything from the secretary for nine months already. the same is true of the fact that the dprk made repeated requests to the united nations security council to discuss the serious threats posed by the aggressive and provocative u.s. south korea joint military exercises. these were never put on the agenda but rather turned down every time. the members of the united nations except and carry out the decisions of the security council. if the resolutions of the dprk
are truly lawful and fair, there -- to coerceed other countries into implementing the resolution. furthermore, there will be no need for the u.s. to bring its stooges into this.the u.n. member states should not give in to the pressure of individual state power in dealing with the resolutions but make independent judgments on the lawfulness, impartiality and morality of the resolution and contribute to promoting reform of the u.n. by further raising their voices against arbitrariness. u.s. put sanctions against our country from the very first day of its foundation.
the over 70 year long history of the dprk has been a history of under the harshest sanctions in the world. through such a prolonged and arduous struggle, now, we are finally only a few steps away from the final gate of completion of the state nuclear force. -- the day will certainly come in the future when we settle all damages conflicted to our and all the sufferings and post on our innocent women and children and the elderly by the barbaric sanctions against our public. the dprk already organized a national damage investigation committee to make comprehensive
study of total damages inflicted on our republic by all kinds of sanctions. this committee will thoroughly investigate and compile all critical damages imposed on the dprk by the u.s. and its followers and those countries that committed to the u.s. coercion. let the record of sanctions and pressure reach a critical point, the striving the korean peninsula into an uncontrollable situation -- the result of this committee will have a huge impact in holding those accountable. my delegation takes this opportunity to extend strong support to an solidarity with the cuban government and people while fighting to defend actual sovereignty and realized international justice against the high handedness and unilateral embargo of the u.s. we expressed strong support and
solidarity with the government and people of venezuela who are fighting to defend the national sovereignty of socialism. the unjust and contemptible act such as turning a blind eye to the heinous acts of israel while governmentthe syrian should not be tolerated any longer. the dprk government will certainly defend peace and security of the country with its powerful nuclear deterrent and also contribute to safeguarding world peace and security. thank you, mr. president. [applause] thank the minister of foreign affairs -- >> we just heard from north korea's foreign minister at the u.n. general assembly in new york city. he spoke about the country's nuclear program and its relations with the united states.
the pentagon says it has flown a mission over the waters of north korea -- the defense department spokeswoman said the mission shows how seriously the u.s. takes north korea's reckless behavior. we are prepared to use the full range of military keep abilities to defend the u.s. homeland and our allies. lawmakers held a confirmation ambassador the u.s. to russia. he answered questions before the u.s. senate foreign relations committee. this hearing is about one hour.