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Members have bent over backwards to justify North Korea’s repeated violations: US envoy targets Russia, China



Washington [US], November 5 (ANI): Apparently focusing on China and Russia for shielding North Korea regardless of launching staggering 59 missiles in 2022, US Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Friday mentioned that the UN Security Council members have bent over backwards to justify Pyongyang’s repeated violations, CNN reported.

While addressing the UN Security Council, Greenfield mentioned, “These members have bent over backwards to justify North Korea’s (DPRK’s) repeated violations”. She additional added, “And, in flip, they’ve enabled the DPRK and made a mockery of this Council.

“The DPRK, however, has enjoyed blanket protection from two members of this Council,” Thomas-Greenfield mentioned. Although she didn’t title names, the accusations have been clearly directed at Russia and China, CNN reportedEarlier on Thursday, it was reported that Pyongyang had fired an unknown ballistic missile on the Sea of Japan. Media reviews had mentioned that the missile is believed to be an intermediate- or long-range missile.

“For a UN Member State to so flagrantly violate the Security Council resolutions, and all that the UN Charter stands for is appalling,” CNN quoted Greenfield as saying.

“Equally appalling is the Council’s deafening silence on this issue,” Thomas-Greenfield mentioned.

The US envoy famous that “thirteen Council members have joined in condemning the DPRK’s unlawful actions since the beginning of the year” and “have joined in voting to impose costs on the DPRK that would impede its unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile pursuits while seeking new avenues to improve humanitarian assistance to the country’s people,” utilizing the acronym for North Korea’s official title: the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

After North Korea launched the missiles, the US mentioned this motion underscores the necessity to implement North Korea’s associated UN Security Council resolutions, that are supposed to ban the nation from buying the applied sciences wanted to hold out missile assessments.

“Together, with the international community, we call on the DPRK to refrain from further provocations and engage in sustained and substantive dialogue. Our commitments to the defense of the Republic of Korea and Japan remain ironclad,” US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price mentioned in a press release.

This assertion follows the Yonhap news company’s report that North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) and two short-range ones towards the East Sea.

Over 10 years in energy, the North Korean chief has carried out greater than 100 missile launches, together with intercontinental launches, and 4 nuclear assessments whereas North Korean chief Kim Jong Un has mentioned quite a few instances that his nation will proceed to spice up its nuclear potential.

Meanwhile, leaders through the QUAD summit which occurred in Tokyo in May condemned North Korea’s “destabilizing” ballistic missile launches and known as on the worldwide neighborhood to abide by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.

“We condemn North Korea’s destabilizing ballistic missile development and launches, including multiple intercontinental ballistic missile tests, in violation of UNSCRs, and call on the international community to fully implement these resolutions. We urge North Korea to abide by all of its obligations under the UNSCRs, refrain from provocations, and engage in substantive dialogue,” mentioned the joint assertion by QUAD Leader following the summit hosted by Japan in Tokyo. (ANI)