Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Yong Un, on Thursday (Korea time) denounced Seoul’s attempt to impose further sanctions on Pyongyang in the wake of its repeated missile fires, the official Central Korean News Agency reported. , stating that tale measure would increase “Enmity and anger” North Korea.
On Monday, the United States and its allies strongly condemned the latest one test of North Korea’s ICBMs.
Washington has called for measures to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs, but Russia and China have resisted any new pressure and sanctions on Kim Jong Un’s regime.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US ambassador to the United Nations, told an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council that President Joe Biden’s administration would release a proposed presidential statement condemning Korea North for “all illegal launches of ballistic missiles and other dangerous and destabilizing activities”. “
He added that the statement is an invitation to Pyongyang to respect the United Nations resolutions which ban all ballistic missiles and test nuclear.
Russian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Anna Evstigneeva responded by saying, “The reason for today’s provocative and dangerous situation escalation is clear, namely Washington’s desire to force Pyongyang into unilateral disarmament through sanctions and the use of force.”
He highlighted the massive increase in military exercises by the United States, South Korea and Japan.
For his part, Zhang Jun, Chinese ambassador to the United Nations, called for efforts to “ease the situation, resume dialogue and try to reach a compromise to prevent the situation from repeatedly escalating or spiraling out of control.”
He urged the United States to take the lead with realistic proposals and respond positively to North Korea’s legitimate concerns by halting military exercises and easing sanctions.
During the meeting, many calls were made to condemn the November 17 missile launch, which would have been the first test success of North Korea’s new Hwasong-17 missile in able to reach North America.
Rosemary DiCarlo, UN undersecretary-general for political affairs, reiterated Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s condemnation of the launch, describing it as a “flagrant violation” of UN sanctions.
US Ambassador Thomas Greenfield read out a statement on behalf of eight council members – Albania, France, Ireland, India, Norway, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States – as well as South Korea, Japan and four countries that supported the condemnation of the Korean ICBM launch and called for action to curb the progress of the two programs: Yang missile and nuclear.
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