DPRK blames U.S. for situation on Korean Peninsula
GENEVA, Feb 27, 2013 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
The recent nuclear test carried out
by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) was a
"resolute step for self-defense," a DPRK diplomat in Geneva said
The move aims to cope with the United States' "hostile acts"
against DPRK's satellite launch for peaceful purposes, said So Se
Pyong, DPRK's Permanent Representative to the UN Office at Geneva.
"The U.S. is to blame for the situation on the Korean peninsula
which is inching close to an unpredictable phase now," So told the
plenary session of the Conference on Disarmament.
The United States should opt "to respect the DPRK's right of
satellite launch and open a phase of detente and stability or to
keep to its wrong road leading to the explosive situation by
persistently pursuing its hostile policy toward the DPRK," he
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