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N. Korea slams UN sanctions at FAO meeting

Fri, Jul. 7, 2017
SEOUL - 7 July 2017: North Korea's chief delegate to a recent Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) meeting has condemned the UN sanctions as an act threatening its sovereignty and economic development, Yonhap news agency quoted the country's official news wire as reporting on Friday.

The head of the DPRK delegation made the criticism in an address at the 40th FAO conference in Rome on Tuesday, the Korean Central News Agency said in an English-language dispatch.

Stressing that a peaceful environment is a prerequisite to realizing the UN sustainable development goals, the official said that some specific countries, however, attempt to use their power to check the independent aspirations of developing countries.

Their high-handed policy poses a serious threat to not only national sovereignty but also economic development, the official said.

The communist country has long been under economic sanctions by the international community on its continued nuclear and missile tests.
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