Today (6th), around the same time that Bokhan launched another ballistic missile, the UN headquarters in New York, the United States, held an open meeting of the UN Security Council that the United States demanded yesterday over North Korea's ballistic missile launch and ended.

Although Korea and Japan are not members of the Security Council, they also participated in the capacity of related countries.

However, in this meeting, China and Russia also surrounded North Korea.

This time, it was an empty-handed meeting.

Correspondent Kim Jong-won from New York.


A public meeting of the Security Council was held to discuss the issue of North Korea's ballistic missile launch one day after the request of the United States.

Western countries such as the United States, Britain and France criticized China and Russia for opposing Security Council sanctions on North Korea.

[Linda Thomas-Green/US Ambassador to the United Nations: North Korea is enjoying the protection provided by two of the members of the Security Council.

These two members justify North Korea's continued provocations (they are interfering with sanctions against North Korea)]

and once again urged North Korea to stop provocations and engage in dialogue for denuclearization.

[Barbara Woodward/British Ambassador to the United Nations: We urge North Korea to stop further provocations and accept the US proposal for dialogue (to complete, verifiable and irreversible disarmament).]

China and Russia, permanent members of the Security Council, In response, they turned the blame on the United States and surrounded North Korea.

[Geng Shuang/Deputy Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations: The US is undermining regional security by engaging in political maneuvers with a double standard (with respect to North Korea).]

The recent joint South Korea-US naval exercise also took issue.

[Anna Evstigniva / Deputy Ambassador of Russia to the United Nations: In recent months, the situation on the Korean Peninsula has been deteriorating.

This is because the United States and its allies resumed a large-scale combined military operation in August.]

Strong opposition from China and Russia, there are also skeptics at today's Security Council meeting that it may be difficult to even adopt a statement, let alone push for a new resolution.