Pyongyang, December 9 (KCNA) -- The UN Under-Secretary-General Mr. Jeffrey Feltman and his delegation visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) from December 5 to 9.
During the visit Under-Secretary-General paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and had talks with Vice Foreign Minister on issues of common interest including the relations of cooperation between the DPRK and the UN and the issue of cooperation by the UN organizations in our country and the situation on the Korean peninsula. He also visited some of the project sites of the UN organizations in our country.
The DPRK side, stressing that the current tense situation on the Korean peninsula is completely due to the U.S. hostile policy and nuclear threats against the DPRK and that even at the very moment of their talks the U.S. is revealing its intention of launching a surprise nuclear preemptive strike on the DPRK by conducting the largest scale ever joint aerial drill mobilizing different kinds of nuclear strategic bombers, clarified its principled stand concerning the issues of preserving peace on the Korean peninsula and impartiality of the UN.
The UN secretariat side expressed concerns on the escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula and its willingness to contribute to the efforts for preventing escalation of tension on the Korean peninsula in accordance with the UN Charter which defined the main mission of the UN as preserving international peace and security.