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North Korea warns U.N. Security Council after emergency meeting

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By HYUNG-JIN KIM

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Jo also accused the U.N. body of a “double-dealing standard" because it doesn't equally take issue with similar weapons tests by the United States and its allies, according to the statement

I accuse them of also having a "double-dealing standard" by not mentioning China or Russia using and testing similar weapons.

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Fat boy Kim at it again .

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There is a little more to this.

The Honourable Jo Chol Su, the senior ministry official to North Korean foreign Ministry - mentioned in the article - accused the UNSC of double standards. He said that considering his country's "planned self-defense measures, which are clearly double standards" because it remains silent about joint U.S. military exercises with allies and weapons tests. "This is a denial of impartiality, objectivity and equilibrium, lifelines of the UN activities, and an evident manifestation of double-dealing standard," he said.

Jo told KCNA that the UNSC closed-door meeting on October 1st on North Korea's missile test was a "flagrant disregard for North Korea's sovereignty and a gross violation of its sovereignty, as well as a serious provocation that would not be tolerated."

He added: "I express strong concerns over the fact that the UNSC amused itself with the dangerous 'time-bomb' this time," he said, adding that "the weapons tests have never posed any threats or harm to the security of the neighboring countries."

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The best thing somebody can say to NK,is a rude comment used in America,Shut the blah blah up

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So what are (less) Fat boy and his cray sister going to do? Nuke the world?

They might want to reconsider given how the WFP contributes the bulk of donated food.

Be careful lil Kim. The world might just up and say "The hell with this guy" and cut off your food, your diplomatic ties (which would prevent your smuggling via diplomatic pouches), your access to financial transactions, essentially everything.

Just how much worse off would your citizens be? Perhaps enough to decide that they (and the army brass) have had enough of your sociopathic incompetence.....

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What did the council say re Australia's planned acquisition of nuclear subs?

Nothing as it was not on the agenda.

C'mon guys, don't be awkward - don't you know that it's only okay for approved 'liberal democracies' to have WMDs?.

North Korea is the last nation to get nuclear WMD although Syria is the last to use WMD when it gassed its own citizens. China, India, Russia, Pakistan, North Korea, Israel all have nukes and some are democratic I wouldnt say liberal democracy. France UK and the US I would term liberal democracy. Syria and anyone else that has chemical or biological weapons, we just dont know who has what with any certainty are not liberal democracies. So, many more that are not than who are. Your statement is therefore refuted.

No new nations are working on nukes although Israel is concerned about Iran's intentions.

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Skeptical, nice parable.

The insanity of North Korea’s leadership continues. I truly feel sorry for the oppressed, starved and lied to people of North Korea. Things will probably get far, far worse before they get better.

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Is Kryptkeeper Barbie going to make veiled threats to the UNSC? I can hardly wait ^_^

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Fat boy Kim at it again .

I don't know, he's starting to look like Slim Kim.

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@ englisc aspyrgend

Thanks. Give it a whirl.

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"I express strong concerns over the fact that the UNSC amused itself with the dangerous 'time-bomb' this time," [Jo Chol Su] said, adding that "the weapons tests have never posed any threats or harm to the security of the neighboring countries."

Imagine you are at an open market, buying fruit and vegetables. When suddenly you hear an angry but familiar voice behind you. You turn to see your angry neighbor - just 25 meters away - screaming and shaking a fist at you.

You've never had good relations with this neighbor: he is a distant relative, but in memory has always been an angry, rather unhinged person. And you are always quite concerned over the sad way he mistreats his nice (but excessively thin) immediate family, who lives with him across the street in a ramshackle hut (always looks like a confused and hectic place . . . sort of like someone kicked over an ant hill). You and your neighbors have called the constables on him before, but each time the cops come out, they only shrug it off, telling you to call them only when someone actually gets hurt.

So you and your neighbors have started to practice throwing big rocks. And buying big dogs. And started training together. And hired security to patrol the street. All in case of future unhinged meltdowns.

This time, you don't have your dog or security. And the angry neighbor is clearly growing more apoplectic in rage by the second. Suddenly he picks up a large rock. He aims it clearly at you and your bag of groceries, and throws it at you. But it is a large rock (looks like a boulder from a distance), and it falls about 12 meters from your feet.

A passing constable sees what happens and rushes over to the angry man. You hear the angry guy tell the confused cop that his "weapons tests have never posed any threats or harm to the security of the neighbors."

Disregarding the obvious fact for a moment that the cop's boss - the magistrate's office - has a veto (or two) in its long -time governance, what do you think the cop should do with the angry neighbor?

(a) Bring the angry guy before a magistrate, anyway, to answer for his crime? 

(b) Let the angry man go, but before turning him loose on society, the cop tells him that he will still be watched; but that constables must give the angry man lots and lots of money and food, because the angry man has never been capable of balancing his poor and hungry family's budget?

(c) Tell the shopper (and all the neighbors living on your street) that the cops will NEVER come out again! Mostly because you, by going about your everyday lives, are clearly a "serious provocation;" but the angry guy is demanding your property and your possessions (because he thinks it all belongs to him by inheritance), and that you should eventually just give it to him, and do everything he demands, just to stop him from being angry and throwing more rocks?

(d) The magistrate arrests the shopper! And all witnesses to the rock throwing at the market! telling all concerned that it's their fault: That if it wasn't for them just standing around and "provoking" the angry man by breathing - and having "double standards" by piling rocks, buying big dogs, and hiring street security - that none of this would ever have happened in the first place?

And now for something completely different: Cue the platoon of hyperventing autotronic social media influencers. To almost nearly quote and free-range-apply some great modern day philosophers: [Apply jarring loud chord; The door flies open, and three North Korean diplomats emerge]: Nobody expects the Choson Inquisition!!! Our chief weapon is surprise … surprise and fear … fear and surprise … our two weapons are fear and surprise … and ruthless efficiency. Our three weapons are fear and surprise and ruthless efficiency and an almost fanatical devotion to the Han …. Our four … no … amongst our weapons …. I’ll come in again!

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The best thing somebody can say to NK,is a rude comment used in America,Shut the blah blah up

Yes, unfortunately that's the best most everyone can do.

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What did the council say re Australia's planned acquisition of nuclear subs?

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C'mon guys, don't be awkward - don't you know that it's only okay for approved 'liberal democracies' to have WMDs?

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