North Korea Tells UN Security Council of ‘Dastardly Tricks’ by US

North Korea’s UN mission has fired off a missive to the Security Council complaining the United States of “hatching all sorts of dastardly tricks” and making a “brigandish demand” of the council to condemn Pyongyang’s recent failed launch of a satellite.

The letter, addressed to the President of the Security Council – which happens to be US ambassador Susan Rice this month, states that North Korea showed “to the maximum, from A to Z” that its intention to launch the satellite was entirely for peaceful purposes, and aroused the sympathy of the broad world public.”

Yet, the letter goes on, the council allowed itself to be “abused, under the pressure of high-handed and arbitrary practices of the United States.” The resolutions that the council said North Korea violated [1718 & 1874] are, according to the letter, “the height of illegality, faked up at random, disregarding even universally accepted international law.”

Read the full letter here

adj – Like a brigand or freebooter; robberlike.
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, pub’d 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.