UNITED NATIONS công chứng ở thanh xuân
(AP) - North Korea's
deputy U.N. ambassador said Tuesday the country plans to launch many more satellites and accused the United States of trying to block its efforts to help peacefully develop outer space.
Kim In Ryong told a U.N. General Assembly committee meeting on "International Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space" that the country's five-year plan for 2016-2020 includes development of "practical satellites that can contribute to the economic development and improvement of the people's living."
As a party to several space treaties, North Korea's space development activities are "all ground on legal basis in all aspects," Kim said.
But he said the United States is "going frantic to illegalize our development of outer space," claiming the effort violates U.N. sanctions.
"The U.S. is the country that launched the largest number of satellites and yet it claims that our launch of satellites is a threat to international peace and security," Kim said. "This is a preposterous allegation and extreme double standards."