North Korea condemns US veto of Gaza ceasefire call at UN

North Korean senior official criticised the US for blocking a UN resolution calling for humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, recognizing the veto showed Washington’s “double standards”, North Korean state media KCNA said on Dec 10. The United States vetoed a resolution calling for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas in Gaza at the United Nations Security Council on Dec 8. The ceasefire resolution at the UN could not be successful in its mission to pass after the US vetoed the proposal and Britain abstained.

“The United States’ abuse of its veto power to save an ally that massacred tens of thousands of civilians is not only an existence because of illegal and unjustified double standards, but also the mountainous inhumane evil,” Mr Kim Son Gyong, North Korea’s Vice-Foreign Minister, revealed via KCNA. Mr Kim said passionately that the US was not doing justice to  itself by supporting continued war in Gaza while condemning North Korea’s recent satellite launch that led no issue to any other nation. The national security advisers of the US, South Korea and Japan encountered on Dec 9 to reaffirm their coordinated response to North Korea’s threats, as North Korea warned it would deploy more spy satellites.