October 03, 2023

Seoul seeks divided Security Council’s support on North Korean nuclear threat

Park Jin calls for full implementation of resolutions against DPRK, as he meets with new members and UN chief

South Korean foreign minister Park Jin called for international cooperation to address North Korea’s nuclear and missile development at the U.N. on Wednesday, meeting with the secretary-general and representatives of new Security Council (UNSC) members.

In talks with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Park said the international community must unite and send a clear message regarding the DPRK’s “provocations,” Seoul’s foreign ministry said in a press release Thursday. He also praised the U.N. chief’s calls for Pyongyang to abandon its “unlawful” nuclear weapons development and return to dialogue.