China and Russia Veto UN Sanctions on North Korea

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Published on May 27, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

China and Russia Veto UN Sanctions on North Korea

China and Russia Veto UN Sanctions , on North Korea .

The U.N.

Security Council resolution was drafted by the U.S. in response to at least 12 ballistic missile tests conducted by North Korea in 2022.

This is the first time the U.N.

Delegates from China and Russia have vetoed a sanction vote since 2006.

This is the first time the U.N.

Delegates from China and Russia have vetoed a sanction vote since 2006.

All of the other 13 members of the council voted for adoption of the resolution.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield blasted the nations' veto votes.

For the first time in 15 years, a U.N.

Security Council member has used a veto... , Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., via CNN.

... to stop the council from fulfilling its responsibility to hold the DPRK (North Korea) accountable for its unlawful proliferation, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., via CNN.

The vetoes today are dangerous.

, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., via CNN.

Those members today have taken a stance that not only undermines the Security Council's previous action to which they have committed.., Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., via CNN.

... but also undermines our collective security, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., via CNN.

The U.S. ambassador also stated that the veto votes amount to condoning North Korea's nuclear agenda.

These council members have decided to shield a proliferator from facing the consequences of its actions... , Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., via CNN.

... and they have demonstrated the worthlessness of their word by giving an explicit nod of approval to the DPRK, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., via CNN.

The Russian ambassador to the U.N.

Evoked North Korea's humanitarian needs as justification for the vetoes.

The strengthening of the sanctions pressure on Pyongyang is not only useless but it's extremely dangerous from the humanitarian consequences of such measures, Vasily Alekseevich Nebenzya, Russian Ambassador to the U.N., via CNN


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