China, Russia Veto UN Security Council Resolution On Sanctioning N. Korea

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North Korea’s two closest allies said “No” to a United States-led UN resolution on Thursday.
The UN Security Council resolution would’ve imposed new, tougher sanctions on North Korea for its latest intercontinental ballistic missile launches.

“The council unanimously responded to DPRK provocations with resolutions that impose sanctions and bring collective condemnation to a very real threat to peace and security. Today, two permanent members of this Council chose to veto rather than Act.”

From the 15-member Security Council, just two, China and Russia vetoed the motion.
The two countries have previously delayed action behind closed doors when deciding on North Korea sanctions.
However, Thursday’s veto was the first time they have PUBLICLY broken unanimity in the Security Council.

“The country concerned should not place one sided emphasis on the implementation of sanctions alone, but should also work to promote a political solution.”

“We’re convinced that the search for mutually acceptable political diplomatic solutions is the only possible way towards a peaceful solution on the North Korean Peninsula.”

The vote comes just a day after North Korea fired three missiles following U.S. President Joe Biden’s Asia trip.
Meanwhile, Victor Cha, Senior vice president for the Center for Strategic and International Studies says, North Korea seems to have a pattern of disrupting major American national holidays with provocations.

He added, it’s plausible that North Korea could conduct a nuclear test during Memorial Day next Monday.
This will not be the first time North Korea has disrupted a Memorial Day weekend with provocations, having already done so seven times.

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