The UN security Council has opposed the easing of sanctions against the DPRK
UN, January 11. /TASS/. Diplomats of several countries — members of the UN Security Council on 10 January voted against easing sanctions pressure on North Korea in response to Pyongyang’s decision to engage in dialogue with Seoul.
He told reporters the British permanent representative to the UN Matthew Rycroft, in the security Council expect from the North Korean side ending the development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
“I don’t think that someone wants this at this stage,” said the diplomat, commenting on the possibility of lifting UN security Council of sanctions with North Korea. “We need to stop their illegal activities,” added Rycroft. According to him, every provocative step, Pyongyang is deeply concerned about the international community.
“We want these provocations and capacity [nuclear and missile] programs ceased, and achieved complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” — said the British Ambassador, heading to a closed meeting of the security Council.
The meeting was convened at the initiative of Poland and Sweden, proposed to discuss inter-Korean talks, the first round of which took place on 9 January.