Weeks after the missile test, North Korea heads the UN disarmament group

Weeks after the missile test, North Korea heads the UN disarmament group

The United Nations has imposed sanctions on Pyongyang following its use of ballistic missiles and nuclear tests.

North Korea has taken the lead in a top UN nuclear disarmament forum. Due to its position among the member countries, the country will preside over the forum for the next three weeks. It comes a week after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un conducted several missile tests following President Joe Biden’s visit to South Korea. The United Nations has in fact imposed sanctions on Pyongyang after it tested ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons.

The forum they are chairing is the Disarmament Conference, which is held three times a year in Geneva. It was created at a time when nuclear stockpiles were at their height, and thus intended to thwart the impending threat of nuclear war. However, the conference has not developed a policy that has helped disarmament since 1996.

The United States has said that North Korea’s chairmanship of the committee raises questions about its effectiveness. A State Department spokesman said, “When you have a regime like DPRK in a senior leadership position, it is questionable, a regime that has done the same thing as any other government in the world to erode its non-proliferation policy.”

During the inaugural session on Thursday, several Western states jointly issued a joint statement stating, “We are deeply concerned about the reckless actions of the DPRK, which is seriously undermining the importance of the disarmament conference.” The statement was read out by the Australian ambassador. , In favor of an alliance of countries.

North Korea responded to the statements by saying it had noted the points of criticism but reiterated its demand for self-defense.

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