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The UN Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution on North Korea

August 5, 2017, UN Headquarters in NYC. The UN Security Council adopts a resolution on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and the intercontinental ballistic missile program (ICBM) by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

In a resolution adopted unanimously, the 15 member states of the Security Council strongly condemned the DPRK’s ballistic missile launches on July 3rd and July 28th.

The Council reaffirmed previous Council decisions that the DPRK not conduct further launches using ballistic missile technology, nuclear tests, or any other provocation.

The Security Council imposed a full ban on the export of coal, iron and iron ore from the DPRK and designated several additional individuals for a travel ban and assets freeze.

The Council called for resumption of the Six-Party Talks and reiterated its support for the commitments set forth in the Joint Statement of September 19, 2005 issued by China, the DPRK, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States.

“The commitments included that the goal of the Six-Party Talks is the verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a peaceful manner, and that the United States and the DPRK respect each other’s sovereignty and exist together peacefully”.

UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Source of information – UN Multimedia, US Mission to the UN

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