TASS, August 27. Permanent representative of DPRK to the UN demanded to be discussed at the meeting of the Security Council joint exercise Ulchi – Freedom Guardian , which hold South Korea and the United States. This was reported on Sunday Agency Yonhap, citing KCNA.

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“North Korea urges UN security Council to discuss joint military exercises as an emergency item on the agenda”, – said in a statement the North Korean side.

As informed news Agency KCNA, the request was sent on Friday. “If the UN security Council will once again ignore the request of the DPRK, it will become obvious that the UN security Council ceased to be a body that is responsible for the maintenance of international peace and security,” – said in Pyongyang.

This week in the region started exercises Ulchi – Freedom Guardian. The DPRK has regarded these maneuvers as hostile actions that aggravate tensions in the region, and strongly condemned them in the beginning.