Five European members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) called North Korea “to take concrete steps” to abandon its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile program on Tuesday (October 8).
They accused Korea’s recent missile launch for threatening to “regional security and stability, and they are in clear violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions”.
They also asserted “It is vital that the Security Council upholds its resolutions. International sanctions must remain in place and be fully and strictly enforced”.
This statement came after the meeting of UNSC members on North Korea issue, demanded by the E3 (Germany, the UK and France) on October 7 for the reason that North Korea had conduct the submarine – launched missile test on October 2.
At the UNSC meeting, North Korea even warned to continue firing missiles if the US and its allies “raise the issue of our self-defensive measures at the U.N. Security Council meeting in this moment, it will further urge our desire to defend our sovereignty”, as North Korean Ambassador to the UN Kim Song said.
The US and North Korea had had talks on denuclearization in Korean Peninsula on October 5. North Korea announced that this negotiation broke off and denied the possibility for new talks even though the US hoped for another meeting.
Reuters ( Van Nguyen )