United Nations To Vote on US Request for More North Korea Sanctions

The United Nations will vote Thursday on the United States’ request to impose more sanctions on North Korea after it launched another intercontinental ballistic missile.

The US condemned North Korea’s three missile test launches, saying it has violated multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions. 

State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said that North Korea had posed a threat to the peace and stability in the surrounding regions.

Price said the US is committed to the defense of South Korea and Japan. He added the three countries would continue to coordinate and strengthen their alliances “towards the objective of the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

On Wednesday, North Korea launched three missile tests, including a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile, following US President Joe Biden’s visit to Asia.

The UN adopted a resolution in 2017, expanding sanctions on North Korea. The sanctions included an embargo on the supply, sale, or transfer of all industrial machinery, vehicles, and metals.

China and Russia had veto in the council. The Chinese mission to the UN said the US-proposed resolution would not solve the problem.

The US appealed to North Korea to stop its provocations and engage in dialogues. 

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