Security Council: US calls for more UN sanctions on North Korea over missiles

UNITED NATIONS: The United States is pushing the United Nations Security Council to impose more sanctions on North Korea following a series of North Korean missiles, the American ambassador to the United Nations said on Wednesday. ‘UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield.
“The United States is proposing UN sanctions following North Korea’s six ballistic missile launches since September 2021, each of them in violation of UN Security Council resolutions,” wrote Thomas-Greenfield on Twitter.
Earlier Wednesday, the United States imposed unilateral sanctions on missile launches. He blacklisted six North Koreans, a Russian and a Russian company, accusing them of purchasing goods for the programs from Russia and China.
A US diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the US had proposed that five of those people also be subject to a UN travel ban and asset freeze. The move must be approved by consensus by the Security Council’s 15-member Sanctions Committee from North Korea, which includes Russia and China.
“We continue to coordinate with our partners to prepare the three additional persons and entities designated by the state for appointment to the UN,” said the US diplomat.
Since 2006, North Korea has been subject to UN sanctions, which the Security Council has tightened over the years to target funding for Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
The administration of US President Joe Biden has sought unsuccessfully to engage in dialogue with Pyongyang to persuade it to drop nuclear bombs and missiles since Biden took office in January last year.
North Korea continued to expand its nuclear and ballistic missile programs in the first half of 2021 in violation of UN sanctions and despite the country’s deteriorating economic situation, UN sanctions monitors reported. in August.


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