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Kim Jong Un’s sister accuses UN of ‘double standards’ over military drills

Kim Jong Un’s powerful sister has criticized the UN Security Council. (Case)

Seoul, South Korea:

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has slammed the UN Security Council for double standards after it called a meeting on Pyongyang’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile, state media said on Tuesday.

The North fired an ICBM on Friday in one of its most powerful tests yet, prompting the Security Council to call a public meeting Monday in New York.

Kim Jong Un’s sister, Yo Jong, accused the UNSC of “turning a blind eye to Seoul and Washington’s very dangerous military exercises” and “their greedy accumulation of weapons”.

“Obviously, this is the application of a double standard,” she said in a statement published by Korea’s official Central News Agency (KCNA).

She said the United States, which she likened to “a barking dog seized with fear”, was pushing the Korean peninsula towards a new crisis and warned of “the harshest reaction”.

“The more he stubbornly pursues anti-DPRK acts, the more he will face a deadly security crisis,” said Kim Yo Jong, using the official name of the North of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Kim Jong Un oversaw Friday’s launch, which KCNA said was a Hwasong-17 – dubbed by analysts the “monster missile”.

The missile traveled 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) at an altitude of 6,100 km, according to the South Korean military, barely less than the ICBM Pyongyang fired on March 24, which appeared to be the most test of its type. powerful of the North to this day.

The launch was the latest in Pyongyang’s record launch blitz in recent weeks.

Pyongyang and Moscow have repeatedly blamed them for moves by Washington to bolster the protection it offers to Seoul and Tokyo allies.

Officials and analysts in Seoul and Washington say the launches could constitute a seventh nuclear test.

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