17 June 2022

S Korean President Calls on Security Council to Respond Resolutely to N Korean Provocations

  • Korea

Seoul,June 17 (QNA) -South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol told U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the U.N. Security Council should respond in a resolute and united manner to North Korea's provocations.
Yoon made the remarks in a phone call with Guterres, saying North Korean provocations pose a serious threat to peace on the Korean Peninsula and the international community, an official at Yoon's office was quoted by South Korean News Agency (Yonhap) as saying.
The Security Council failed last month to adopt a resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea, which launched a barrage of ballistic missiles, including "intercontinental ballistics", due to the veto by China and Russia.
An official from the South Korean president's office said Yoon told Guterres that unless the Security Council took a firm and united response, the wrong message could be sent that he tolerated North Korea's development of nuclear and missile weapons.
Yoon also expressed concern about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in North Korea, explaining that Pyongyang is still not responsive to South Korea's offers to provide anti-corona vaccines and treatments.
Yoon called on the United Nations to closely monitor the epidemiological situation in the North and hold close consultations with the South Korean government on this matter.(QNA)


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