N-test self-defence against US threat NKorea

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Updated: 20 Feb 2013 12:45 AM

Geneva: The nuclear test on February 12 was a "self-defence"
measure in reaction to America's ever increasing threat, a North Korean
diplomat said.

Jon Yong Ryong, first secretary of North Koreas' mission in Geneva, told a
public plenary of the Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday that it was a
primary counteraction measure for self-defence and dignity of the nation,
in which it had "exercised maximum self-restraint", reported Xinhua.

In response to the statements by the US, Jon said that if the US took a
hostile approach towards North Korea, it would render the situation
complicated and this would only lead North Korea to take successively
stronger steps.

North Korea also threatened South Korea with "final destruction" at the
meeting, according to media reports.

"As the saying goes, a new-born puppy knows no fear of a tiger. South
Korea's erratic behaviour would only herald its final destruction," Jon
was quoted as saying.

The US said that there was nothing defensive in the carrying-out of
nuclear tests in violation of international obligations and UN resolutions
which demanded that North Korea did not carry out additional tests.