Nebesa saw an unprecedented threat of war on the Korean Peninsula
Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia warned of an unprecedented threat of war on the Korean Peninsula. He stated this on Monday, 4th September, at an emergency Security Council meeting convened after the DPRK test of a hydrogen weapon. His words TASS reports.
“The threat of escalation of the confrontation in the hot phase has never been greater,” said the diplomat.
He warned against a military solution to the problems of the Korean Peninsula, and urged all countries “to keep cool”. But, according to Nebenzu, the continuation of the North Korean leadership’s current behavior would have serious consequences for Pyongyang.
“At the same time, it is clear that a military solution to the problems of the Korean Peninsula does not exist”, — quotes its RIA Novosti. Russia urges all parties to return to dialogue and negotiations as “the only way of solving” problems, he said.
Nebenzia also said that to solve the problem by imposing sanctions through the UN security Council resolution had failed, and urged all concerned “immediately return to dialogue and negotiations”, reports “Interfax”.
Earlier on 4 September it was reported that South Korean intelligence had recorded in Korea, signs of preparation for the next launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in the Pacific ocean.
On 3 September, the DPRK announced the successful test of a hydrogen warhead, which is designed to equip Intercontinental ballistic missiles. The Ministry of defense of Japan preliminarily estimated the capacity of the tested charge 70 kilotons, several times the power of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.