In an article, the analyst referred to the swift condemnation of the news about the DPRK’s military reconnaissance satellite launch by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Our launch is a self-defensive countermeasure against the increasingly open military threat from the United States and its allies in the Asia-Pacific, and has nothing to do with NATO, Jong stated.
If NATO is concerned about our actions, this is nothing more than a clear expression of its sinister intention to interfere in our region under the pretext of a non-existent threat from North Korea, he added.
Jong Kyong Chol warned that if NATO does not stop its rush to war, independent countries in the region will take steps to curb the threat with a powerful force.
If NATO continues to try to violate the sovereignty and security interests of the DPRK, we will regard it as a target to be confronted in the same way as the US, the text concludes.