US says ‘no point’ in UN meeting on North Korea after latest missile test
The ambassador suggested that Beijing pursue other diplomatic challenges to convert North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
Haley’s comments represent a change of direction after announcing last week that he was seeking China’s support for a new resolution to isolate North Korea.
The change of attitude after a change of tone similar to that of Donald Trump who condemned the Chinese government very little in return for its neighbor and traditional ally.
Trump does not promise to stop China “doing nothing” in North Korea after the last missile test
Haley said in a statement: “A new Security Council resolution that does not significantly increase international pressure on North Korea has no value.
“It is actually worse than nothing, as it sends the message to the North Korean dictator that the international community does not really argue. China must decide if it is finally ready to take this important step.”
While Haley has not threatened to take military action against North Korea in his last statement, he said this month that the United States would use military force if diplomacy failed.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has imagined the game after the last test of an intercontinental ballistic missile last week. Photo: EPA
Haley said last week that his team did not “keep in touch with China and I can say things are moving” towards a new proposed UN Security Council agreement.
North Korea’s first missile launches led Haley, his South Korea and Japanese counterparts Cho Tae-yul and Koro Bassho to convene emergency meetings to impose additional sanctions.
That is not going to happen after the last Friday missile test highlighting the strategy change.
“Many have wondered if the United States will seek an emergency session of the Security Council on Monday,” Haley said.
“There is no need to have an emergency meeting if nothing of importance comes up. North Korea is already subject to numerous Security Council resolutions that are violated with impunity and not respected by all UN member states.”
Trump hit China, just hours before Haley has published his announcement, saying that Beijing could have avoided North Korea to succeed in efforts to develop nuclear weapons.
The US Treasury has identified the Dandong Bank as a “foreign financial institution of the main concern for money laundering,” which serves as a “gateway to access North Korea to the United States and financial systems Which facilitated millions of transactions for companies involved in ballistic and ballistic missile programs in North Korea, “Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said last month.
The parties subject to secondary sanctions also included Dalian Global Shipping Co Unit, in addition to two Chinese citizens accused of having ties with North Korean bank executive Ri Song-Hyok.