UK, France and Germany say North Korea sanctions must stay for now

2 August 2019
2019-08-02 11:46

Britain, France and Germany urged North Korea on Thursday to engage in meaningful talks with the United States. The countries also said international sanctions need to be fully enforced until Pyongyang has dismantled its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The British U.N. Ambassador, Karen Pierce spoke after the U.N. Security Council met behind closed doors over North Korea's latest missile launches.

British U.N. Ambassador, Karen Pierce said "Serious efforts by North Korea to re-engage diplomatically and to make progress on denuclearization are the best way to guarantee security and stability on the Korean Peninsula as well as a brighter future for all the people of North Korea. Ultimately it is the North Korea regime that is responsible for the dire situation of its people. International sanctions need to remain in place and be fully enforced until North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs are dismantled. It's vital that the Security Council shows unity in upholding its resolutions."

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