May 22, 2022

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China and Russia block UN condemnation of latest North Korea missile tests

Chinese ambassador tells the US to drop false belief in the ‘magical powers of sanctions’

The U.N. Security Council (UNSC) convened Wednesday to discuss North Korea’s latest spate of missile tests but once again failed to issue a joint condemnation due to Russian and Chinese opposition.

During the meeting, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield slammed Pyongyang for a “self-initiated and unprovoked” campaign of testing that threatens regional stability.