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UN Security Council unanimously condemns North Korea’s missile launch

UN Security Council unanimously condemns North Korea’s missile launch

At the request of Japan and South Korea, the United Nations Security Council has met and unanimously condemned North Korea’s latest missile launch which saw a ballistic missile fly over Japan. It was the first time the DPRK has fired a missile over Japanese territory since 2009.

While Japan reserves the right to shoot down any missiles over its territory, this was not attempted during the recent launch.

The opening paragrpahs of the UNSC statement read as follows,

“The Security Council this evening strongly condemned as “outrageous” the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 28 August launch of a ballistic missile that flew over Japan, as well as multiple launches conducted on 25 August, expressing grave concern that the North-East Asian nation was deliberately undermining regional peace and stability and causing security concerns around the world.

Issuing presidential statement S/PRST/2017/16, read out by Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt), Council President for August, members demanded that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea immediately cease such actions and comply with all relevant Council resolutions.  Among other things, it must suspend all activities related to its ballistic missile programme, re-establish its pre-existing commitments to a moratorium on missile launches, abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programmes in a “complete, verifiable and irreversible manner”, refrain from conducting any further nuclear tests or provocations, and abandon any other existing weapons of mass destruction.

Stressing that such actions constituted a threat not only to the region but to all United Nations Member States, the Council further emphasised the vital importance of immediate, concrete actions to reduce tensions in the Korean Peninsula and beyond, and called on all States to strictly, fully and expeditiously implement all resolutions related to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”.

While no further sanctions were threatened, Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations stated,

“The United States will not allow their lawlessness to continue”.

This open ended statement implies that, as Donald Trump said yesterday, a military option is still being considered by the US.

Russia however, once again totally rejected any would-be US attack on North Korea. Moscow’s new Ambassador to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya said,

“There can be no military solution to the issues on the Korean Peninsula. We believe that all the United Nations Security Council resolutions on North Korea must specify this condition”.

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He further re-stated the joint Sino-Russian position that North Korea must immediately cease its launches but that crippling sanctions against Pyongyang will only intensify a situation that Russia and China seek to de-escalate.

Nebenzya continued,

“The normalization of the situation on the Korean Peninsula requires an approach providing for both halting of the North Korean nuclear and missile tests, and abandoning [US-South Korean] military build-up including the THAAD system and scaling down military maneuvers”.

While China and Russia hold fast to their ‘double-freeze’ position on North Korea, America’s position remains ambitious and worrying.

 

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Vtran
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Vtran

just a test to investigate U$ American / pro U$ american defense systems Capability …..
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None found … just Empty Rhetoric and bullshyte !

Voltaire
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Voltaire

Yes… Take a look at this article by the defense correspondent of the National Interest in the US (usually well informed on US defense matters) http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/would-america-have-been-able-shoot-down-north-koreas-missile-22109 And his conclusion on the NK missiles… “Moreover, in the event of a real attack, it is unlikely that any missile defense system would provide Japan with a reliable defense. “There is not a missile defense weapon in existence that could offer a reliable protection against a determined North Korean attack with multiple missiles, countermeasures and efforts to suppress the defenses,” Cirincione said.” So the US, Japan and South Korea are NAKED….. The sooner… Read more »

Vtran
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Vtran

Possibly the S400, S500 would provide a total / near total defense …. but then they are Not Available to western country’s !

As to Talking … bit late for that … More of a case of U$ American surrender … as Kim having been Punished illegally by U$ america is now in the “Driving Seat” … knowing that U$ american rhetoric is just “bluff” unless U$ America wishes to end the World for everyone including them self’s !

GeorgeG
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GeorgeG

Cold-blooded summary. — The unanimous UN Resolution changes the game. It gives the US a taste of having won a point, so that, from a transactional point of view, the US owes Russia and China, and it owes South Korea and Japan something in return. Haley’s formulation was “American” but very badly chosen: ““The United States will not allow their lawlessness to continue”. By what “law” did the US rush to install the THAAD system, the equivalent of NATO expansion in Europe, with no effect of defending anyone in the region? By what “law” did the US blackmail S. Korea?… Read more »

Voltaire
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Voltaire

Of course you are right…

And you will have seen that Mad Dog Mattis (who seems a shade less mad than Trump and the idiot US representative woman at the UN, Haley) contradicted both Trump and Haley within hours of their talking such dangerous nonsense…

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-08-30/mattis-contradicts-trump-we-are-never-out-diplomatic-solutions-north-korea

At lest the keys to the nuclear weapons seem ot be out of their reach for the moment…

You will note that Trump was also publicly contradicted by Rex Tillerson recently…

He cannot sack these Cabinet members who are the only adults left in the room…

GeorgeG
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Many thanks for the heads-up. Good link.

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permopin

How many times in the past have we heard of the U N’s condemnation of Israel treatment of Palestinian people and yet the Zionist state has continued with its aggressive policies with total disregard. North Korea reads the U N for what it really stand for. The Egyptian ambassador to the U N read a statement on behalf of all its members, claiming the action of Pyongyang a threat to the entire world. So, is Egypt a target for the N Ks too?

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

Has the UN EVER, once, condemned a single one of the US violations of international laws, murder of innocents, overthrow of elected governments and so on and so on??

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

“UN Security Council unanimously condemns North Korea’s missile launch”

WHY didn’t it condemn the US intercontinental ballistic missile launch?
August 2, 2017 – The United States test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from a military base in California. The missile weighs 80,000 pounds (32 tons), has a range of 6,000 + miles and its cost is about $8 million piece. The missile flew about 3000 miles, before crashing into Pacific (it might have flown over Hawaii). The latest launch is the fourth of its kind this year.

Why one test would be condemnable and the other not?

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

64 years, after the armistice in Korea, How many military bases has China in Korea? Zero. How many military bases has Russia in Korea? Zero. How many military bases has US in Korea? Thirty-nine http://www.cobases.com/overseas/south-korea/ 28,500 US troops are stationed in South Korea. Seoul has to pay $900 million a year for their presence. It costs US less money to keep troops in Korea, than it would do on US soil. 72 years after the end of WWII, the US still occupies the former foe countries: 50,000 U.S. troops stationed in Japan, and 40,000 in Germany. And don’t give me… Read more »

Murray Smith
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Murray Smith

Geez, lob a tin tube into the ocean and the UNSC goes nuts – blow away 6 dozen brown skinned civilians – not a whisper.

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