UNITED NATIONS India Joined the US, and other nations to condemn North Korea‘s recent intercontinental ballistic missile launchNew Delhi expressed concern about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and missile Technologies, claiming they have “adverse impact” on security and peace in the region, including India.
IndiaAmbassador of the UN Permanent Rep Ruchira Kamboj The UN Security Council meeting on North Korea Monday — Council The issue was discussed for the second consecutive month by the meeting — this time in New Delhi condemns The recent intercontinental ballistic missile launch by North Korea.
The most recent North Korean missile launch On November 18, a plane landed approximately 125 miles from Japan’s coast. ballistic missile Launches in the previous months
Kamboj claimed that these launches are a violation of Security Council resolutions related to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and thereby affect the security and peace in the region as well as the wider world.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Ambassador to UN, made a joint statement for Australia, France, Ireland and Ecuador. India, Japan. Malta. Norway. Korea, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America on the missile launch.
The joint statement strongly condemned this. intercontinental ballistic missile launch both the November 18th and subsequent reports in North KoreaIt could be used to preemptive strike against a nuclear power plant.
Kamboj India Demands full implementation all UN Security Council resolutions that relate to North Korea.
“We would also like to reiterate, once again, the importance of addressing the proliferation of nuclear and missile technologies related to DPRK. The proliferation of nuclear and missile technologies is a matter of concern, as they have an adverse impact on peace and security in the region, including on India,” Kamboj stated that New Delhi hopes that the Security Council and the international community can come together on this front.
India Reaffirms its support for denuclearisation in order to achieve peace and security on Korea’s peninsula.
“Ensuring peace and security in the Korean Peninsula is in our collective interest. We will continue to support diplomacy and dialogue as a means of resolving the Korean Peninsula’s issues.” the statement said.
The joint statement noted that this was North Korea’s eighth intercontinental ballistic missile launch this year.
“Compared with the total number of intercontinental ballistic missile launches prior to 2022, this represents a serious escalation and poses an unequivocal threat to international peace and security,” the statement said, adding that North Korea is acting with impunity in the face of the Security Council’s inaction.
Thomas-Greenfield said the 14 nations support the need for the council to condemn North Korea’s actions with a unified voice and to take action to limit its unlawful weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missile advancement, especially as it relates to nuclear missile technologies in North Korea, the region, and beyond.
“We invite all member states to join us in condemning the DPRK’s unlawful ballistic missile launches and call for full implementation of the existing Security Council resolutions. We also urge the DPRK to abandon its unlawful weapons programmes in a complete, verifiable, and irreversible manner,” the joint statement said.
Head of UN Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) Rosemary DiCarlo told the meeting that missile Hwasong-17 reportedly flew a distance of 1,000 kilometres and to an altitude of approximately 6,100 kilometres.
She said it is reportedly the first successful test of North Korea’s largest and most powerful missile, capable of reaching all of North America.
She said the launch was the latest in a series of alarming activities related to its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes that North Korea conducted in 2022.
North Korea’s “It continues to pursue its nuclear weapons programme, and launches of ballistic missiles blatantly violate relevant Security Council resolutions and have led to a significant escalation of tensions,” the UN Under-Secretary General said, reiterating calls on the country to desist from taking further provocative actions and to fully comply with its international obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions.
She also said that North Korea The IAEA Director General reported that Punggye Ri was the site of a nuclear test. This indicates that Russia is still actively working on its nuclear programme “remains prepared to support a nuclear test”.
“The IAEA has continued to observe activity at the site. It has also observed construction activities at the Yongbyon nuclear facilities as well as indications that the 5-megawatt nuclear reactor was operating,” DiCarlo said.
Noting that this was only the tenth meeting of the council to discuss North Korea In 2022, she stated that the situation on the Korean Peninsula is still in a bad place.
“The repeated missile launches, confrontational rhetoric, and military exercises contribute to a negative action-reaction cycle. Tensions continue to increase, with no off-ramps in sight. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic is complicating diplomacy by impeding official and unofficial contacts with the DPRK,” She spoke.
The UN official underlined that it is critical to de-escalate and reduce tensions, stressing that communication channels must be enhanced, particularly military-to-military, to lower the risk of miscalculation.