Eleven countries have accused North Korea of its recent ballistic missile launch after state media claimed that North Korea had conducted an “important test” to develop a “reconnaissance satellite” on Sunday.
Jeffrey DeLaurentiis, Deputy Ambassador of the United States, Joint statement On Monday, the United Nations Security Council announced North Korea’s “illegal activity” on behalf of 11 countries: the United States, Albania, Brazil, France, Ireland, Norway, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
Delorentis is also the latest country in which Australia, New Zealand and South Korea have joined the “Chorus of Voices Condemning North Korea’s Action,” which refers to North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Said that.
Eleven countries urge all UN member states to implement all Security Council resolutions requiring North Korea to abandon its weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile programs “in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner.” did.
Japan and South Korea claimed to have detected apparent ballistic missiles launched from the east coast of Pyongyang near Sunan on Sunday. South Korean troops said the missile flew up to an altitude of about 390 miles and a range of about 90 miles.
North Korean state media later claimed that the country had conducted tests to develop reconnaissance satellites capable of capturing specific areas of the globe from space. The report did not specify whether the missile was used in the test.
“This is the 10th ballistic missile launch so far this year, each violating multiple Security Council resolutions. We condemn these illegal and volatile behaviors in the strongest words. We will do it, “said 11 countries.
They also urged North Korea to participate in diplomatic negotiations and reaffirmed its readiness for dialogue.
North Korea also launched a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile on January 30. This was seen as one step closer to Pyongyang, which lifted the voluntary moratorium in testing long-range intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Nuclear-armed nations have previously said they would consider resuming all temporarily suspended actions as the United States showed no sign of ending “hostile policies.”
Earlier this year, the United States imposed sanctions on six North Koreans, one Russian, and Russian companies that said they were responsible for procuring goods from Russia and China for North Korea’s weapons program.
Washington also urged the UN Security Council to continue sanctions. Representatives from China and Russia blocked the proposal and argued that additional time and evidence would be needed to support it.