North Korea criticizes Canada

The new temporary chair of the Conference on Disarmament, North Korea, lambasted Canada for boycotting the conference, the Toronto Sun reported. At a meeting of the General Assembly in New York, in responding to a Canadian delegate's statement, a North Korean delegate said the UN should be a place for multilateralism, not "confrontation." Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he considers the criticism to be a "badge of honour."

Published: Wednesday, 08/03/2011 12:00 am EDT

The new temporary chair of the Conference on Disarmament, North Korea, lambasted Canada for boycotting the conference, the Toronto Sun reported. At a meeting of the General Assembly in New York, in responding to a Canadian delegate's statement, a North Korean delegate said the UN should be a place for multilateralism, not "confrontation." Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says he considers the criticism to be a "badge of honour."

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