Strict enforcement: Europeans urge strict sanctions enforcement on North Korea

  • Strict enforcement: Europeans urge strict sanctions enforcement on North Korea

Strict enforcement: Europeans urge strict sanctions enforcement on North Korea

Britain, France, Germany, Poland and Belgium, as well as Estonia, which joins the council in January, issued the joint statement after a closed-door session of the Security Council in NY.

Representatives of the 5 European member nations learn a joint assertion after Tuesday's assembly condemning the October three take a look at and a sequence of short-range ballistic missile launches within the earlier weeks.

In their statement, the Europeans said France, Germany and Britain had asked for the Security Council meeting "because of our deep collective concern" about last week's missile launch.

The assertion known as the launches "provocative actions" which can be "in clear violation of U.N. Safety Council resolutions" banning ballistic missile assessments.

North Korea is under three sets of United Nations economic sanctions, the most severe of which was imposed in 2017 following a nuclear test and a long-range missile test.

Council diplomats were briefed by U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, Khaled Khiari, on the missile, which was launched from a submarine. "It is vital that the Security Council upholds its resolutions".

North Korea warned the United States, Britain, France and Germany on Monday that raising the issue of Pyongyang's missile tests at the U.N. Security Council would "further urge our desire to defend our sovereignty".

The SLBM test came Wednesday before North Korean and USA officials resumed working-level negotiations on denuclearizing the regime at a meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday. "Worldwide sanctions must remain in place and be fully and strictly enforced", the envoys, including from Belgium and Poland, said in the statement.

China and Russian Federation are willing to ease the sanctions, while the U.S. puts priority on making progress in the working-level talks.

North Korea said in a statement on Sunday there was no way the United States would bring alternative plans for their stalled nuclear talks to another meeting proposed by Sweden in two weeks.