The US has called on the UN Security Council to hold a meeting to discuss North Korea’s efforts to launch a spy satellite. Photos/Illustrations
NEW YORK – United States of America (US) has called for a meeting UN Security Council (DK). on Friday (2/6/2023) to discuss launch efforts spy satellite which is conducted North Korea (North Korea). This was announced by a spokesperson for the US mission to the United Nations.
North Korea launched a rocket to put its spy satellite into space for the first time last Wednesday. However it ended in failure, with the booster rocket and its payload falling into the sea.
Washington condemned the launch, saying it used ballistic missile technology in violation of UN Security Council resolutions and risked destabilizing the security situation in the region and beyond.
The spokesman for the US mission to the UN, Nate Evans, said the United States had called for an open meeting about the launch, meaning the process would be broadcast live.
Another UN diplomat said the call was made jointly with Albania, Ecuador, France, Japan, Malta and the UK.
Earlier US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, speaking in Tokyo, said: “North Korea’s dangerous and destabilizing nuclear and missile programs threaten peace and stability in the region.”
In response, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, said in a statement that criticism of the launch was a contradiction because the US and other countries had launched “thousands of satellites”.
He also said his country would soon put a military spy satellite into orbit and vowed that Pyongyang would enhance its military surveillance capabilities.
A spokesman said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said any launch by Pyongyang using ballistic missile technology violated Security Council resolutions.