AFP: A senior United Nations official yesterday took the Security Council to task over its failure to hold North Korea to account for multiple sanctions-busting missile tests, saying such inaction allowed Pyongyang to remain “unconstrained.”
“The lack of unity and action in the Security Council does little to slow the negative trajectory on the Korean peninsula,” the UN’s under-secretary-general for political and peacebuilding affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, told Council members. “The DPRK is unconstrained, and other parties are compelled to focus on military deterrence,” she said, referring to North Korea by the acronym for its full official name.
“As the DPRK affirms, it is the right of a sovereign state to launch a satellite and to benefit from space activities. However, Council resolutions expressly prohibit the DPRK from conducting any launches using ballistic missile technology.”
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