The United States wants the international community to impose new sanctions on North Korea. The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas Greenfield, announced on Twitter Wednesday evening (local time) that her country is making a proposal to this effect.
North Korea has launched six ballistic missiles since September last year, in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, Thomas Greenfield wrote. It was last launched twice this month.
Earlier on Wednesday, the US government announced that it would impose sanctions on five North Koreans, a Russian company and a Russian for their involvement in the North Korean missile program. They will help North Korea get spare parts for weapons.
The UN Security Council met on Monday at the request of permanent members from the United States, France and Britain to discuss the launch last week. They called on North Korea to “refrain from further destabilizing actions.”
A day later, the Asian country that was ruled by a dictatorship launched another missile. According to the North Korean regime, this would have been a hypersonic missile, flying five times faster than sound and therefore difficult to intercept.
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