Recently, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, via the American Voice of
America, gave a commentary to “criticize” the DPRK, denouncing the routine missile test fire
conducted as part of its measures to build up the self-defensive defence capability as a
“violation of the UN Security Council resolution” and an “act detrimental to the international
nuclear non-proliferation system”.

No country has the right to find fault or pick a quarrel with the DPRK’s steps to increase its
defence capability, as they are an open and aboveboard exercise of the right to self-defence of a
sovereign state to cope with the anti-DPRK policy of hostility pursued by the US and its vassal
forces for decades even in the new century.

An illegal product the US fabricated by abusing the name of the UN for the purpose of isolating
and stifling the DPRK, the “UNSC resolution” Australia has come up with this time is not worth
any more consideration. But it cannot be overlooked that it talked about the “international
nuclear non-proliferation system”.

Australia takes issue with the DPRK whenever opportunity comes according to a designed
calculation to cover up its crimes of destroying the “international nuclear non-proliferation

As it has openly committed an act of nuclear proliferation unprecedented in history through
AUKUS in league with the US and the UK, it has already become the butt of international
criticism and denunciation.

Voices of apprehension, protest and denunciation that the one-year-old AUKUS would set a
dangerous precedent which would shake the international nuclear non-proliferation system as a
whole continue to go up in the neighbouring countries of Australia as well as China and Russia.

Australia can never cover up its true colours as a real wrecker of the international nuclear non-
proliferation system with such a cheap trick of branding the DPRK as a “destroyer of the non-
proliferation system”.

Still buried here and there in the DPRK territory are the remains of Australian mercenaries who
had died a miserable death after joining the Korean war started by the US in 1950, allured with a
small sum of money.

If it continues to poke its nose in every matter of the DPRK to cover up its true colours as a
criminal of nuclear proliferator while blindly following the US as it does now, Australia would be
given a bitter taste of the inexhaustible military muscle of the DPRK which has become
incomparably stronger than in the 1950s.

It is advised to be well aware that its cheap trick would cut no ice with the DPRK and give up the
dirty habit of finding fault with the latter at any old time.

Choe Mun Song, commentator on international affairs