The Russian Ambassador to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia said that North Korea should abandon missile and nuclear tests for the sake of normalization of the situation on the Korean Peninsula. On Wednesday, August 30, reports TASS.
“Once again, we’re talking about what’s missile and nuclear programs, the DPRK should be quickly and without delay discontinued. The launches of ballistic missiles North Korea pose a serious threat to shipping and air traffic in the region and threaten civilians, in this case, the citizens of Japan,” — said Nebenzia.
The diplomat said that Russia calls for full respect for the resolutions of the UN Security Council, and Pyongyang should return to the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, compliance with the rules of the IAEA and to accede to the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons.
At the same time, he said, “members of the security Council must seek a peaceful, diplomatic and political solution to the problems of the Korean Peninsula. The security Council must seek to reduce tensions in the region, there is no other way,” — said Nebenzia.
“A military solution to the problems of the Korean Peninsula is not, and in the resolutions of the security Council should emphasize this. It is also necessary to exclude additional unilateral sanctions against North Korea in addition to those already imposed by the UN Security Council,” — said Nebenzia.
Earlier Wednesday, the UN Security Council has condemned recent missile tests by North Korea and recognized them as a threat to all countries of the world. In the consensus document of the security Council condemned the launch of ballistic missiles, which was made in the night of Tuesday, as well as numerous missile launches carried out on August 25.
DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN has called the latest missile launch of North Korea as a “prelude” to application of the Pyongyang of the attack on the American island of GUAM located in the Pacific ocean. Also DPRK authorities have confirmed that experienced on the eve of a ballistic missile of average range “And 12”. At the launch attended by himself, Kim Jong-UN.
In the night of Tuesday, North Korea launched a rocket which flew over Japan’s territory, fell in 1180 kilometers from the island of Hokkaido. Total flight distance was 2.7 thousand kilometers.
North Korean rocket flew over Japan for the first time since 2009, when North Korea launched a satellite with a missile “Taepodong-2”.
On 5 August the UN security Council passed a resolution toughening sanctions against the DPRK. The proposal to impose new restrictions against North Korea had been made by the United States. In Washington explained this response to the launches of Intercontinental ballistic missiles by Pyongyang.