July 03, 2022

Yoon calls for ‘resolute’ UN response to North Korea’s weapons tests

Inaction risks encouraging DPRK’s nuclear and missile development, South Korean president tells UN chief

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol urged the chief of the U.N. to take a strong stance against North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs on Friday, warning that a disjointed response could encourage Pyongyang’s ongoing weapons development.

Yoon’s phone talks with U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres in the morning followed a failed attempt to pass a new DPRK sanctions resolution at the new U.N. Security Council last month.