Tuesday, April 14, 2009

North Korea goes ballistic

North Korea today announced it was abandoning the 6-party talks and denounced the Security Council's presidential statement against it yesterday as "brigandish."

From the ever-vigilant KCNA:

The DPRK Foreign Ministry issued a statement Tuesday flatly rejecting the brigandish "presidential statement" which the U.S. and its followers finally released by abusing the UNSC to condemn the DPRK's launch of satellite for peaceful purposes.

The North Korean news agency went on to declare that the North would be leaving the 6-party talks on nuclear disarmament because "the six-party talks have turned into a platform for infringing upon the sovereignty of the DPRK and seeking to force the DPRK to disarm itself and bring down the system in it."

The North added it would be bolstering its nuclear deterrent. Around about the same time, it informed the IAEA that it was being thrown out of the country.

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