SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Thursday its persistence has limits and it can well reverse steps to create trust with the United States, because it criticized a U.N. Safety Council name for it to stay its weapons functions and denounced a U.S. missile test.

Residents address US and North Korean flags whereas they sit down up for motorcade of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un en path to the Metropole Hotel for the second US- North Korea summit in Hanoi, Vietnam February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Kham

The 5 European participants of the U.N. Safety Council met on Tuesday to bustle North Korea “to steal concrete steps” in the direction of giving up its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile functions in a entire, verifiable and irreversible manner.

That name came days after North Korea said it test-fired a quiet submarine-launched ballistic missile, in what changed into the most energetic action by North Korea since it resumed dialogue with the United States in 2018.

North Korea, as phase of its efforts to sustain that dialogue, which has included three conferences between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and U.S. President Donald Trump, has stopped finding out nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

But North Korea’s foreign ministry spokesman, in an announcement reported by its negate KCNA news agency, raised questions on that restraint.

“There is a limit to our persistence and there could be no law that the rest we maintain shunned up to now will proceed indefinitely,” the spokesman said.

The spokesman additionally denounced what he said changed into the U.N. Safety Council’s unfair taking on of the project of North Korea’s self-defense.

“The truth … is prompting us to rethink the vital pre-emptive steps we maintain taken to create trust with the U.S.”

The spokesman did not make clear on what pre-emptive steps he changed into relating to, but North Korean negate media and officers maintain referred to the halting of nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile assessments, and the return of remains of U.S. troopers killed within the 1950-1953 Korean Warfare, as pretty-faith gestures to the United States, which it says maintain no longer been reciprocated.

The North Korean spokesman additionally referred to a U.S. Air Power test of a Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile this month.

The U.S. test changed into “clearly implemented so as to stress us”, the North Korean spokesman said.

Reporting by Joyce Lee; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky, Robert Birsel