China, Russia support UNSC resolution concerning DPRK: Envoy
Russia and China back a UN Security Council resolution that aims to ease the humanitarian situation in DPRK.
Chinese Ambassador to the United Nations Zhang Jun said, on Monday, that China calls on members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to consider its joint resolution with Russia on DPRK in order to alleviate the country's humanitarian situation and promote regional peace.
Zhang Jun said his remarks during a UNSC meeting, adding: “The DPRK [the Democratic People's Republic of Korea] related draft resolution, jointly sponsored by China and Russia in the Security Council, will help mitigate the humanitarian situation in DPRK, create an atmosphere for dialogue and promote the realization of the regional settlement. We hope that all parties can positively consider it.”
However, US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield blamed Russia and China for the UN Security Council's reluctance to respond to DPRK's continuous missile launches.
"This is the 10th time that we have met without significant actions. The reason is simple: two veto-wielding members of the council are enabling and emboldening the DPRK,” Thomas-Greenfield said at a Security Council meeting.
She also claimed that Russia and China's "obstructionism" endangers the North East Asian region and the entire world.
Meanwhile, China and Russia accused the US of inflaming tensions through large-scale joint military exercises with South Korea.
This comes after Pyongyang ramped up missile launches in response to large-scale US-South Korean air exercises, which it described as "aggressive and provocative."
The tests included an intercontinental ballistic missile and another shorter-range projectile that crossed the de facto maritime border and landed near South Korean territorial waters for the first time since a ceasefire ended hostilities in the Korean War in 1953.
It is noteworthy that the US and South Korea have recently concluded their six-day war games named the Vigilant Storm -- the widest-scale military exercise of its kind, including 240 warplanes conducting 1,600 sorties.