U.S propose to 14 nations of the UN Security Council to adopt new international sanctions against North Korea, after Pyongyang fired several ballistic missile shots, the US ambassador to the UN announced Wednesday.
“The United States proposes UN sanctions following the six ballistic missile launches (carried out by) North Korea since September 2021, each in violation of UN Security Council resolutions,” Linda Thomas wrote in a tweet. -Greenfield.
His message does not specify what type of sanctions could be proposed to the Security Council, where China and Russia, with the right of veto and who have been asking for a lightening of sanctions against Pyongyang for more than a year, could oppose the proposal.
Five North Koreans were subject to financial sanctions by the US Treasury and State Department.
North Korea launched a missile last week that it billed as hypersonic. As a Security Council meeting took place on Monday on the incident, Pyongyang claimed to have re-launched a hypersonic missile under the personal supervision of North Korean No. 1 Kim Jong Un.
The new trial was described by diplomats as a “provocation.”
The most recent demonstrations of unity of the Security Council date from 2017. Under the administration of Republican Donald Trump, the United States unanimously adopted three batteries of economic sanctions, each stronger than the other, following missile tests by North Korea, nuclear power.
The measures, still in force, limit, among other things, Pyongyang’s oil imports and prohibit its exports of coal, iron, fish or textiles.