It was reported that South Korea will participate in a meeting to be held by the United Nations Security Council on November 21st (local time) to respond to North Korea's ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) launch.
According to a diplomatic source on the 20th, South Korea will participate in this meeting as an interested party, as it did in the open Security Council meeting held in response to the recent missile launches by North Korea.
At the request of the United States and others, the UN Security Council held a public meeting at 10:00 a.m. local time in New York to discuss North Korea's launch of the Hwasong-17 ICBM on the 18th. It is scheduled to be held. This is the sixth time this year that the Security Council has held a public meeting in response to North Korea's provocations.
Although South Korea is not a member of the Security Council, according to Article 37 of the Security Council Interim Rules of Procedure, countries directly interested in a case can participate in discussions even if they are not members. However, there is no voting power. The South Korean government is expected to reiterate the point that the international community must unite and send a stern message in response to North Korea's repeated violations of Security Council resolutions.
The U.S. Permanent Mission to the United Nations demanded the convening of this conference and made an unusual statement, stating that "North Korea must be held accountable for its violation of the Security Council resolutions," and that "all Security Council members must accept this responsibility." We urge you to accept it and unite to condemn North Korea's dangerous and illegal actions."
Such actions by the United States are seen as indirectly asking China and Russia, which have blocked the Security Council's announcement of additional sanctions and statements every time North Korea launched a missile this year, to participate in pressure on North Korea.
However, it is still unknown whether China and Russia will change their positions this time and cooperate with the pressure on North Korea. In May, China and Russia also vetoed a resolution on additional sanctions against North Korea put to a vote by the Security Council to hold North Korea responsible for its ICBM launches.
Published : 2022/11/22 09:30 KST
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