Residents hold US and North Korean flags while they wait for motorcade of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un en route to the Metropole Hotel for the second US- North Korea summit in Hanoi, Vietnam February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Kham
SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Thursday that the recent U.N. Security Council meeting called by European nations, and a recent missile test by the United States are serious provocations, according to state news agency KCNA.
“The fact that the U.N. Security Council unfairly puts the issue of our self-defense in the wrong hands… is prompting us to reconsider the crucial preemtive steps we have taken to build trust with the U.S.,” a statement attributed to North Korea’s foreign ministry spokesman said, according to KCNA.
Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky