February 22, 2024

UNSC meeting reveals divisions on North Korea sanctions

China, Russia call for sanctions to be re-examined, but U.S. and European countries disagree

China and Russia called for UN restrictions on North Korea to be re-evaluated on Thursday, while the U.S., Japan, and numerous European countries said that pressure should be maintained until the DPRK has shown concrete steps towards denuclearization.

The meeting of the UN Security Council (UNSC) chaired by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed deep divisions between how Washington, Moscow, and Beijing view the next stages of North Korea's disarmament process.