North Korea said today that the Biden administration had taken a "wrong first step" by criticizing its recent missile launches.
In a statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency, Ri Pyong-chol, secretary of the Central Committee of the Worker's Party said, the missile tests were self-defense against the threats posed by the joint military exercises between South Korea and the U.S.
He then expressed deep apprehension over the U.S. chief executive faulting the regular missile launch tests adding that Biden has revealed "deep-seated hostility" against the regime.
This comes after North Korea said on Thursday that it had launched a new type of tactical short-range ballistic missile.
Sources say five European countries, including UN Security Council members the UK and France , have called for a closed meeting next Tuesday to discuss the North's latest missile launch.