US ‘Foolish’ For Calling UN Security Meeting, Says North Korea

US ‘Foolish’ For Calling UN Security Meeting, Says North Korea

Washington on Wednesday used the meeting to warn of consequences for North Korea if it followed through with its promise of an ominous "Christmas gift" in the event that the United States does not come up with concessions by the end of the year.

The defector wrote a letter to the President urging that the U.S. should impose heavy sanctions to preempt any nuclear flexing by Kim and consider fomenting a coup.

The meeting would come amid the deadlocked denuclearization negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington.

At a UN Security Council session on North Korea, the USA ambassador, Kelly Craft, voiced concern that the authoritarian state was indicating it would test intercontinental ballistic missiles "which are created to attack the continental United States with nuclear weapons".

This photo provided by the United Nations shows United States U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft, current President of the U.N. Security Council, during a press briefing on Monday Dec. 2, 2019, at U.N. headquarters.

'We trust that the DPRK will turn away from further hostility and threats, and instead make a bold decision to engage with us, ' she said.

Ms Craft then hinted that the U.S. would seek further sanctions in the event Kim chooses to resume testing.

Hinting at further sanctions, Craft said: "If events prove otherwise, we, this Security Council, must all be prepared to act accordingly".

The two countries met in Stockholm in October in a start to working-level talks, though North Korea denounced the meeting, accusing the United States of not offering anything.

"We recognize the need for a balanced agreement that addresses the concerns of all the parties but we can not do this alone".

She added: "We are prepared to be flexible in how we approach this matter".

China's United Nations ambassador, Zhang Jun, said on Wednesday that it was "imperative" that the Security Council ease sanctions on North Korea in a bid to support talks between Pyongyang and Washington and "head off a dramatic reversal" of the situation.

Beijing called for sanctions to be lifted, while Moscow blamed a failure in USA diplomacy for the latest rise in tensions.

With lots of other fun things to deal with, like a communist dictatorship, a broken economy, and a problematic nuclear weapons program, to name a few, North Korea isn't exactly known for its skiing.

At the U.N., Craft said the United States wants to make "crystal clear" to North Korea that its continued ballistic missile tests "risk closing the door on this opportunity to find a better way for the future".

The US president suggested on Sunday that Kim had too much to lose and nothing to gain if he pursued a hostile path.

For now, Mr Trump continues to flatter Mr Kim and highlight their supposed personal relationship, as he has done for many months.

In a rare personal attack on Trump since the start of diplomacy, Kim Yong Chol, a longtime aide to the top leader, called the United States president a "heedless and erratic old man" and condemned his "odd words and expression".

Since May, North Korea has carried out 13 missile tests-all short-range-which Washington has largely ignored.

"North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong-un, has tremendous economic potential, but it must denuclearise as promised". US criticism of the North Korean tests demonstrate a "bandit-like" intent to disarm the North completely, he said.

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