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As North Korea Fires More Missiles US Insists China Will Cooperate As If UN Is Not Failing

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UN GATE / SDNY, June 7 – North Korea is on a roll, firing missiles in disregard of resolutions of the toothless UN Security Council.

  On June 7, US Department of State Special Representative for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (and simultaneously ambassador to Indonesia) Sung Kim held a press call on which he insisted that North Korea is an "area for cooperation" with China.

When asked what the US will do if or when North Korea does a real nuclear test, Sung Kim said the response would have a UN Security Council aspect. What, with another double veto?

This was Sung Kim's second such call in two months; on April 6 he spoke about a US draft resolution on North Korea as if it had a chance in the failed UN Security Council.

But of course it didn't. Double veto. Why pretend?  

    On April 5, Ukraine's Zelenskyy correctly said that the UN and its Security Council have failed on Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Libya, and called for it to be dissolved (like the League of Nations). Video & commentary here.

He could have added: North Korea.

   While some say that at least the UN is reporting on North Korea, for example on crypto-currency thefts and sanctions, these reports are routinely blocked or undermine by UNSG Anotonio Guterres' good friend China. The UN is a failure, and bans the Press that asks. Inner City Press, banned, has gotten no response or even explanation from UN official Melissa Fleming, even to a pro bono letter from the Quinn Enamuel law firm. This letter was provide to the State Department's Laurel Rapp, and the US Mission - still nothing.  We'll have more on this.


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