UNSC Members Discuss Further Sanctioning N. Korea

Write : 2017-05-17 10:01:19 Update : 2017-05-17 13:14:15

UNSC Members Discuss Further Sanctioning N. Korea

Anchor: The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test. Prior to the meeting, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the U.S. will not be holding any talks with North Korea unless it sees a total stop to the regimes nuclear process and testing.
Our Kim Bum-soo has this report. 

Report: 
 
[Sound bite: Uruguayan Ambassador to the UN Elbio Rosselli - UN Security Council President for May (English)]
"The Council is unanimous in condemning the most recent ballistic launch conducted by the DPRK on Sunday... "
 
The UN Security Council(UNSC) held an emergency meeting to discuss countermeasures against North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test, its longest-flying so far.
 
[Sound bite: Uruguayan Ambassador to the UN Elbio Rosselli - UN Security Council President for May (English)]
"The members of the Council are discussing the many different avenues possible to continue treating this situation. Clearly sanctions are a way to go. The Council has already gone this road and there are ample possibilities to go that way without foreclosing on any other options... "
 
During the closed door meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, the UNSC members agreed on the seriousness of the North’s missile program.
 
The U.S. and its allies are said to have emphasized the need to slap more sanctions on the defiant North, noting the regime is on the verge of completing its intercontinental ballistic missile(ICBM) program.
 
Ahead of the hour and a half council session Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said Washington and Beijing are discussing the possibility of additional measures on the North.
 
[Sound bite: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley]
" ...the conversations that I have had and that have been made with my counterpart and in dealing with Beijing is that if they did something else and if it looked to be long range, which this does, and if it looks like it is proactively leaning towards an ICBM, which it does, then we would take action. And so I believe that China will stay true to that and that we'll come together on how we're going to do that."
 
Haley also said the U.S. will not sit back and watch other countries support the North’s nuclear and missile programs, warning of secondary sanctions measures on those doing business with the North.
 
[Sound bite: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley]
" ...for peace on the Korean Peninsula, he has to stop this testing, he has to stop any nuclear program that he has. The United States, we are willing to talk, but not until we see a total stop of the nuclear process and of any test there."
 
South Korean Ambassador to the UN Cho Tae-yul also said Pyongyang can only secure talks with the international community if it changes its behaviors.
 
[Sound bite: S. Korean Ambassador to thh UN Cho Tae-Yul (English)]
"Obviously, Pyongyang with this missile launch, Pyongyang tried to test the resolve of our new government in its pursuit of denuclearization of North Korea. But our response remains as firm as ever."
"So I think Pyongyang must realize that, paradoxically, what they want to achieve by developing nuclear weapons can only be achieved by choosing the path to toward denuclearization."
 
He said the international community must continue to speak out in one voice and act in solidarity to make North Korea stop further provocations and come back to dialogue.
  
China and Russia are said to have argued for paralleling pressure and dialogue in dealing with the North.
 
The Chinese foreign ministry said at a regular media briefing on Tuesday that it will completely implement existing UN sanction measures against the North, but declined to comment further.
Kim Bum-soo, KBS World Radio News.







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