Kim Jong-un's sister accuses the UN of showing 'double standards'

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<p><strong>SEOUL | The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has slammed the UN Security Council, accusing it of doing 'double standards' after a meeting over a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch ), state media reported on Tuesday.</strong> </p>
<p>North Korea launched an ICBM on Friday, leading the United Nations Security Council to meet in New York on Monday to discuss the situation on the Korean Peninsula.</p>
<p>The Security Council on Monday condemned the launch but did not issue an official statement due to opposition from China and Russia.</p>
<p>The United States, Britain, the France, India and Australia are among the 14 members of the Security Council to strongly condemn the launch of this missile which fell about 200 km from the Japanese coast.</p>
<p>The 14 signatories declared in a joint statement that it was an “unequivocal threat to international peace and security”.</p><!-- adman_adcode (middle, 1) --><script async=

Kim Jong-un's sister, Yo Jong, accused the Security Council of turning a blind eye to Seoul and Washington's “very dangerous military exercises” and “their greedy arms race”, in an official statement picked up by the North Korean news agency KCNA.

“This is obviously applying (the principle of) double standards,” she said.

She added that the United States was pushing the Korean Peninsula into “a new phase of crisis” and warned of “a stronger response”. DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea, official name of North Korea, editor's note), the more they will face a fatal security crisis,” she warned.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un oversaw Friday's firing, KCNA said, of the Hwasong-17, dubbed the “monster missile” by military analysts.

According to the South Korean military, the missile traveled 1,000 km at an altitude of 6,100 km, which is barely less than the Hwasong-17 that Pyongyang claimed to have launched on March 24.

The launch is the latest in a record series of attacks by Pyongyang in recent weeks.

Pyongyang has repeatedly blamed the attacks on US-South Korean maneuvers, which it considers provocative and aggressive.

Seoul and Was hington have been warning for months that North Korea is about to carry out a nuclear test, which would be its seventh.