US Urges China and Russia to Send Strong Message to North Korea After Missile Launch


Source: Reuters

China and Russia should tell North Korea to avoid more “provocations” after it resumed intercontinental ballistic missile testing this week, U.S. State Department spokesperson Jalina Porter said on Friday.

“China and Russia should send a strong message to (North Korea) to refrain from additional provocations,” Porter told a regular news briefing ahead of a U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the launch later on Friday.

North Korea said it launched a big, new ICBM on Friday, a test its leader Kim Jong Un said was designed to demonstrate the might of its nuclear force and deter any U.S. military moves. It was the nuclear-armed country’s first full ICBM test since 2017.

Referring to North Korea by the initials of its official name, Porter called the launch a “brazen” violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions.

“We urge all countries to hold the DPRK accountable for such violations and we also call on the DPRK to come to the table for serious negotiations,” she said.

She said she was unable comment on the position China and Russia might take at the Security Council, but added:

“We are in the early stages of consulting on this issue. There have been developments that should be of concern to all countries, particularly those who share a border with the DPRK. The DPRK’s decision to return to ICBM tests is a clear escalation.”

North Korea’s last ICBM launches in 2017 prompted U.N. Security Council sanctions, but the United States and its allies are at odds with Russia and China over the Ukraine war, making such a response more difficult.

  1. ken says

    Since when is the US concerned about UN policies when right now it is sending weapons to a nation directly involved in a war. That’s not exactly neutral.

    The US holds itself above international law,,, UN policies and even disregards its own national laws while accusing others of even the slightest transgression.

  2. Anthoine says

    Why is it Russia and China’s responsibility to warn north Korea? I thought it’s the US having issues with North Korea possessing nukes and ICBM. Because most of the North Korean missiles are within striking distance of China and Russia.

  3. XSFRGR says

    The U$ thinks it’s still running the world, and from the way things are going in Ukraine the U$ is most likely correct.

    1. Eddy says

      That’s because your listening to the wrong news.

  4. Melanieessions says


  5. edwardi says

    Here was their strong message they sent to Kim, I wrote it for them myself . It read : CONGRATULATIONS **** Missile looked good. Now let us all work together toward our common goal. Get NATO out of S. Korea and unite the peoples. Best wishes,
    Xi and Vladimir

  6. Eddy says

    I’d say the fact that N.K. is testing their missiles is a very clear message to the U.S. and everyone else, that they are more than capable of giving as good as they get. After what the U.S. did to their country, never again will they allow a repeat to go unpunished. No wonder the Yanks are pissing in their pants and telling others to do their dirty work for them. Though I can’t see that eventuating. L.O.L.

  7. Ultrafart the Brave says

    Go Kim! You da man!

    Seriously, look at the size of that mutha in the background.

    How many MIRVs can they fit into that thing?

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