The United States wants the international community to impose new sanctions on North Korea. US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced on Twitter on Wednesday evening (local time) that her country would submit a plan.
North Korea has fired six missiles since September last year, in defiance of UN Security Council resolutions, Thomas-Greenfield writes. The last two releases this month.
The U.S. government announced Wednesday that it would impose sanctions on five North Koreans, a Russian and a Russian company, for their involvement in a North Korean missile program. They are helping to get North Korea to stockpile weapons.
The United Nations Security Council convened on Monday to discuss the possibility of accepting the request of its permanent members, the United States, France and the United Kingdom. They also called on North Korea to refrain from actions that could destabilize the country.
One day later, the dictatorial Asian nation launched another rocket. According to the North Korean regime, it would have been a hypersonic missile that would fly five times faster than sound, so it would be difficult to intercept.
North Korea has been a member of the UN since 2006. UN seeks to curb funding for Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs The Security Council has tightened its grip in recent years.
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