Sanctions fuel North Korea’s anger and hostility

Sanctions fuel North Korea’s anger and hostility
Sanctions fuel North Korea’s anger and hostility

Sanctions fuel North Korea’s anger and hostility

The official Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korean leader Kim Yong Un, on Thursday (Korea time) denounced Seoul’s efforts to impose additional sanctions on Pyongyang after it repeatedly launched rockets, saying, that such action would increase North Korea’s “enmity and anger”.

And the United States and its allies sharply condemned the latest on Monday An ICBM test conducted by North Korea.

Washington called for measures to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs, but Russia and China rejected any new pressure and sanctions on Kim Jong Un’s regime.

Seoul Residents Watch North Korea Launch Ballistic Missile Earlier (AFP)

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the US ambassador to the United Nations, told an emergency UN Security Council meeting that President Joe Biden’s administration would circulate a proposed presidential statement condemning North Korea for “all illegal launches of ballistic missiles and other dangerous and destabilizing activities”. “

She added that the statement was a call for Pyongyang to comply with United Nations resolutions banning all ballistic missiles and nuclear tests.

Russia’s Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, Anna Evstigneeva, replied: “The reason for today’s escalation of the provocative and dangerous situation is clear, namely Washington’s desire to use sanctions and the use of force to force Pyongyang to unilaterally disarm.”

She pointed to the massive increase in military exercises by the United States, South Korea and Japan.

For his part, Zhang Jun, China’s ambassador to the United Nations, called for efforts to “de-escalate 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 was reportedly the first successful test of North Korea’s new Hwasong-17 missile capable of reaching North America.

Rosemary DiCarlo, UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, reiterated Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ condemnation of the launch, describing it as a “blatant violation” of UN sanctions.

US Ambassador Thomas Greenfield read 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 supporting the condemnation of the Korean ICBM launch and called for measures to curb the progress of the two Yang missile and nuclear missile programs.

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