Trump's new national security strategy a 'criminal document' to subordinate whole world: North Korea

US President Donald Trump walks off stage after delivering a speech on a new national security strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC, on Dec 18, 2017.
US President Donald Trump walks off stage after delivering a speech on a new national security strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC, on Dec 18, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump's new national security strategy unveiled this week is a "criminal document" that seeks the "total subordination of the whole world to the interests of the US", North Korea's Foreign Ministry said on Friday (Dec 22).

"This has fully revealed that the 'America first policy' which the gang of Trump is crying out loudly about is nothing but the proclamation of aggression aimed at holding sway over the world according to its taste and at its own free will," a Foreign Ministry spokesman said, according to a statement released by state media outlet KCNA.

In the document, announced on Monday, Mr Trump said Washington had to deal with the challenge posed by North Korea's weapons programmes.

The UN Security Council is due to vote on Friday on a US-drafted resolution that seeks, yet again, to toughen sanctions on North Korea in response to its latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch, diplomats said.