North Korea's Ambassador to the United Nations addressed the United Nations General Assembly and condemned security cooperation between Japan, the United States, and South Korea, saying that "the establishment of a three-party military alliance has created a new Cold War structure in Northeast Asia," and emphasized the policy of further strengthening military capabilities.
North Korean Ambassador to the United Nations Kim Sung, who is stationed in New York, delivered a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on the 26th.
In his speech, Ambassador Kim criticized the security cooperation between Japan, the United States, and South Korea regarding the response to North Korea, saying, "The establishment of the three-party military alliance has led the United States to put into practice the creation of an Asian version of NATO = North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and a new Cold War structure has been born in Northeast Asia."
In addition, South Korean President Yoon Sung-yeol condemned the military cooperation between North Korea and Russia in a speech at the same United Nations General Assembly, and strongly objected, saying, "The development of relations between sovereign nations is not an issue in which the Republic of Korea, which is only a colony of the United States, interferes."
In this speech as well, instead of the conventional "South Korea" that referred to Korea with the same ethnic group in mind, the official name of the country was "Republic of Korea," so there is a view that Korea officially regarded it as a "separate nation" and took a position to confront it.
In his speech, he emphasized the policy of further strengthening military capabilities, stating that "there is a danger that nuclear war could occur, and there is a dire need to further accelerate the strengthening of self-defense capabilities."
North Korea Releases Treated Water into the Ocean 'Irreparable Damage' Japan Refutes
In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, Ambassador Kim referred to the discharge of treated water from TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station into the ocean and unilaterally claimed that it "caused irreparable damage to human life and safety and the marine ecological environment."
In response, Deputy Ambassador Shino of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations exercised his right of reply and said, "It has been confirmed that the concentration of tritium and other substances in seawater and marine products is well below the standard, and the Government of Japan will continue to take all possible measures to ensure the safety of discharge into the ocean and will never allow the release of tritium that adversely affects the human body or the environment."
After this, the North Korean side spoke again and criticized the Japan, but Deputy Ambassador Shino refuted this and emphasized, "The Japan government will explain to the international community in a transparent manner and discuss details based on scientific evidence."