“However it’s our judgment that there isn’t any prospect, at this time stage, for the US to essentially withdraw its hostile coverage in direction of the DPRK,” he added.
The Ambassador was talking on the sixth, and ultimate day of the high-level week of the Common Meeting. After being held just about final yr due the coronavirus pandemic, this yr’s gathering featured “hybrid” actions that included leaders in particular person together with digital members.
United States involvement
For Mr. Tune, it is “the will of the worldwide neighborhood to see peaceable decision of the difficulty of the Korean peninsula within the pursuits of the Korean nation.”
Three many years for the reason that finish of the Chilly Conflict, he mentioned, the peninsula “continues to be in a vicious cycle of ever-looming aggravation of rigidity and confrontation.”
The ambassador argued that the “primary root trigger lies within the hostile coverage in direction of the DPRK”, principally from the US.
“Worse nonetheless, they’ve a false impression that the US has turn into hostile in direction of the DPRK because of the nuclear problem,” he mentioned, however the US has been “antagonizing the DPRK for greater than 70 years.”
Adequate navy energy
For the Everlasting Consultant, “the attainable outbreak of a brand new warfare on the Korean peninsula is contained not due to the US’s mercy on the DPRK.”
“It’s as a result of our State is a rising dependable deterrent that may management the hostile forces of their makes an attempt for navy invasion,” he mentioned.
“We now have saved dependable energy to defend ourselves by exerting steady efforts, with a transparent perception into the demand of the instances which necessitates us to own enough may for nationwide protection within the face of the geopolitical setting and the steadiness of energy on the Korean peninsula in addition to ever-straining worldwide relations.”
He careworn, nonetheless, that his nation doesn’t want to use this energy in opposition to any nation. “In different phrases, we might by no means violate nor endanger the safety of the US, South Korea and our neighboring international locations,” he defined.
United Nations’ reform
Pointing to the COVID-19 pandemic, world warming and conflicts everywhere in the globe, he mentioned “it’s no exaggeration to say that the worldwide neighborhood is confronted with essentially the most critical disaster for the reason that founding of the UN.”
To handle these challenges, he proposed adjustments to the United Nations system, significantly the Safety Council.
“[It] doesn’t say a single phrase in regards to the reckless arms buildup and warfare prison acts by particular international locations, such because the US, and its following forces. It as a substitute finds faults with the simply self-defensive measures of the DPRK at each likelihood,” he mentioned.
To reform the Council, he proposed to Member States that the “illustration of creating international locations, which make up majority within the UN, needs to be elevated.”
For him, it can also be “crucial” that the resolutions adopted on the Safety Council might be rejected by a contravening decision from the Common Meeting.
Subsequent, he requested the worldwide neighborhood to “revitalize the work of the UN based mostly on the rules of sovereign equality and respect for equal rights and self-determination of the individuals.”
Mr. Tune additionally pointed to a world marked by “chaos, dysfunction, bloodshed and violence” that’s attributable to overseas intervention.
The Ambassador mentioned that, to at the present time, some international locations “attempt to unilaterally impose the western values and ‘guidelines based mostly worldwide order’ upon sovereign states behind the signboard of ‘defending democracy’ and ‘defending human rights’.”
For him, “such an try and intrude within the inside affairs is a gross violation of the precept of sovereign equality.”