North Korea responded to international condemnation of a recent ICBM launch, referring to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres as a “puppet of the West.”

The UN chief had earlier called on North Korea to “to immediately desist from taking any further provocative actions,” soon after the US and its allies issued similar statements.

North Korean Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said that she considered Guterres to be a “member of the US White House or its State Department,” and accused Guterres of failing to uphold the UN charter of maintaining “impartiality, objectivity and equity in all matters.”

Edited By-SPT