Russia, US Duel at UN Over North Korea Long-Range Missile Launch
United Nations: The United States and Russia are conducting simultaneous campaigns to the United Nations Security Council on the type of ballistic missile launched by North Korea earlier this month when the US campaign to impose more severe sanctions In Pyongyang during the test.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley held a round of understanding Monday to his counterparts to argue that Pyongyang fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), said diplomats, with the participation of Russia China and Korea North, China.
UN diplomats have said that Russia had suggested that Russian and US military experts exchange information on the launch.
The briefing of the United States came after Russia sent a short letter and a July 8 diagram, the 15-member Security Council, which had access to Reuters, saying its radar determined that the missile launched by Pyongyang July 4 was mid-range.
Russia’s claim that North Korea has not provoked ICBM hampers Washington’s pressure on the Security Council to impose stronger sanctions on North Korea. The United States, Russia, China, Britain and France are members of the veto junta.
The Council generally condemned the average ballistic missile launches by North Korea with a statement. Diplomats say China and Russia consider long-range missile tests or a nuclear weapons test as a trigger for other possible UN sanctions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un described the launch as an ICBM missile test, which complements his country’s strategic weapons capability, including atomic and hydrogen bombs, according to the KCNA news agency.
North Korea has been subject to UN sanctions since 2006 on its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, and the Security Council has launched measures in response to the five nuclear weapons tests and two long-range missile launch.
The USA. Has given China a draft resolution two weeks ago to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea at the launch of the July 4 missile. Haley had scored a vote in a few weeks, but a senior UN diplomat, speaking anonymously, describes US negotiations with China as “slow.”
Sanctions Traditionally, the United States and China have negotiated against North Korea before officially involving other members of the junta. Diplomats said Washington officially maintains Britain and France loop, while China probably talking to Russia.
Haley said on July 5 that some options to strengthen UN sanctions were restricting the flow of oil to North Korea’s military programs and weapons, to increase air and sea restrictions and to impose sanctions officials.
After a test of nuclear weapons by North Korea in September, while US President Barack Obama was still in power, it took three months in the UN Security Council to accept reinforced sanctions.
Shortly after the launch on Tuesday, July 4, North Korea, Russia opposed the condemnation of the Security Council because a US press release drafted. Has rated ICBM. Diplomats said negotiations over the declaration were blocked.