Russia claims US-South Korea nuclear cooperation undermines Security Council, South Korea justified containment measures.
Russia has accused the United States and South Korea of undermining the UN Security Council system by launching a coordinated program to counter North Korea’s nuclear weapons development.
According to the United Nations on Feb. 2 local time, during the Preparatory Committee for the 11th Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in Vienna, Austria, the previous day, Mikhail Kondratenkov, acting deputy director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Department for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Affairs, emphasized that for years it has been common to criticize North Korea for violating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
He added that the UN Security Council has adopted several resolutions on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
However, on March 18, a nuclear-armed submarine from the United States visited the port of Busan, and he criticized both South Korea and the United States for this action, saying it undermines not only efforts to resolve the situation on the Korean Peninsula, but also the entire system of UN Security Council resolutions aimed at denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
The South Korean government was quick to retort.
Kim Il-hoon, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN, said that North Korea’s ever-increasing nuclear threats, including threats to use nuclear weapons preemptively, are the reason for South Korea and the United States to strengthen extended deterrence cooperation, not the other way around.
She also asserted that it is a legitimate response to North Korea’s reckless behavior and in full compliance with the international non-proliferation regime, 카지노사이트킴 including the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
This is the first meeting of the Preparatory Commission to prepare for the 11th Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, scheduled for 2026.