North Korea has said that the International Atomic Energy Agency does not have the authority to adopt resolutions regarding its nuclear development and accused Director General Rafael Grossi of supporting the United States and the West. This was reported by Yonhap.
At the 67th IAEA General Conference held last week in Vienna, the agency's member states adopted a resolution calling on North Korea to end its nuclear program and fulfill its obligations under UN Security Council resolutions.
In a statement, the North Korean Foreign Ministry condemned the IAEA's decision and accused it of being biased and supporting US interests, and noted that North Korea withdrew from the IAEA in 1994, so the Agency has no right to comment on or assess its nuclear program.
North Korea also emphasized that as long as there is a nuclear threat from the United States and other imperialist forces, its position on possessing nuclear weapons will remain unchanged.
The statement also accused IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi of putting pressure on North Korea and spreading false information about a possible seventh nuclear test, which was allegedly coordinated with the United States and the West.