The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution Thursday to condemn the “serious crimes” committed by North Korea’s government in the past few weeks, but the resolution does not refer specifically to Kim Jong Un.
But it does reiterate that North Korea must immediately halt its nuclear weapons program and its pursuit of ballistic missile technology.
North Korea has continued to threaten that it will respond to the U-N.
resolution by launching “a preemptive nuclear attack” against the U, which could result in the deaths of thousands of people.
A U.K. official told ABC News Thursday that Britain would also consider sending a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to join the U.-N.
“It is clear the international community needs to take seriously North Korea,” U.H. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at a news conference.
“In the event of North Korea launching a preemptive ballistic missile attack against the United States, our collective responsibility would be to ensure the lives and security of those on the ground in South Korea.” “
On Wednesday, the U to the United Nations General Assembly passed a similar resolution calling on North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear programs. “
In the event of North Korea launching a preemptive ballistic missile attack against the United States, our collective responsibility would be to ensure the lives and security of those on the ground in South Korea.”
On Wednesday, the U to the United Nations General Assembly passed a similar resolution calling on North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear programs.
The resolution passed with nearly unanimous support, with almost all of the 193 members voting in favor.
But just 24 nations voted against it, and the United Kingdom abstained.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (not pictured) was seen in this undated handout photo released by North Korean state media on June 19, 2017.
(AP Photo/KCNA via Reuters) Guterre said at the news conference that North Korean leaders had “never before exercised such disregard for international law,” and that the United Nation Security Council “shouldn’t ignore the seriousness of this situation.”
“North Korea’s actions will not be accepted,” he said.
North Korea, which is technically at war with the United State and its allies, has conducted its sixth nuclear test and six missile launches in the last year. “
These crimes must be brought to justice and that is what we are working to achieve.”
North Korea, which is technically at war with the United State and its allies, has conducted its sixth nuclear test and six missile launches in the last year.
It has threatened to strike the United Sates territory of Guam with a nuclear warhead if it does not abandon its nuclear program.
The United States has warned that any use of force would result in “unintended consequences.”
A number of countries have called on the U of N to adopt a resolution that calls for North Korea “to freeze its nuclear and missile programs in the context of the UN Security Council’s resolution.”
Guterresh also expressed hope that North Koreans will not continue to pursue nuclear weapons in the near future.
“That will lead to a better outcome in the future and a greater likelihood of bringing about a better future,” he told reporters Thursday.
The Security Council will hold a second meeting in the coming days on the matter.
Kim has been under increased international pressure in recent months.
The North Korean government has repeatedly accused the United nations of failing to stop it from developing its nuclear capabilities.
But the United states and its European allies have repeatedly accused North Korea of violating their sanctions on the country.
Earlier this month, U. S. President Donald Trump said that the U and South Korea should be ready to strike North Korea with nuclear weapons if necessary.
Trump has said he believes the U S should use its “maximum pressure” to compel North Korea into talks to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.
“I think the U should get out of the position of saying, ‘We have a policy of dealing with the North Koreans,’ ” he said in an interview with NBC News.
“You have to do something.
And you have to give them the opportunity to do it, but I think the other side has got to understand they’re not going to get away with it.”