North Korea slams UN Secretary-General's comments on denuclearisation

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North Korea slams UN Secretary-General's comments on denuclearisation

SEOUL: North Korea's foreign ministry criticised the United Nations Secretary-General's recent comment on his support for the North's complete denuclearisation, calling the remarks lack impartiality and fairness.

North Korea's state news agency KCNA released a statement from the foreign ministry after UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Friday he fully supports efforts to denuclearise North Korea when he met South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol.

I cannot but express deep regret over the comments of the UN Secretary-General that grossly lack impartiality and fairness and go against the obligations of his duty as regards the issue of the Korean peninsula, said Kim Son Gyong, vice minister for international organizations of North Korea's foreign ministry.

Kim said that the UN secretary-general should not request or accept orders from the government of a country, but instead refrain from doing any acts that could hurt his or her position as an international official who is only liable to the UN.