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Monday, February 19, 2018

Prelude to war: why the DPRK are not UN sanctions

The situation around the DPRK continues to deteriorate. The UN security Council after an emergency session adopted a resolution condemning a rocket launch by Pyongyang. While the security Council was limited to only a verbal warning, and not imposed against North Korea for a new round of sanctions. However, DPRK leader Kim Jong-UN the UN resolution made no impression. He said that flying over Japan, the missile was “only the prelude to the curb”, the GUAM island, which houses military bases of the United States. Whether there were any means of pressure on Pyongyang, in addition to the military?

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The UN security Council imposed sanctions against North Korea, but they led to the opposite effect: Pyongyang became more frequent missile tests and make increasingly bold provocations. On Tuesday, August 29, on the territory of Japan passed the North Korean rocket “Hanson-12” and fell into the Pacific ocean. The launch has obviously been helpful. As stated by Kim Jong-UN, “it was the first step in the military operations of the Korean people’s army in the Pacific and the prelude to the beginning of the containment of GUAM”.

On the island of GUAM in the Pacific ocean, which is in the possession of the United States, are U.S. military bases. Earlier media wrote about the Pentagon’s plans for military operations against North Korea using bombers based in GUAM. Pyongyang, in turn, has repeatedly stated that he can pre-emptive strike on the island.

In response to another missile launch the UN Security Council convened an emergency meeting on Tuesday, August 29. Final resolution strongly condemned the aggressive actions of Pyongyang and demanded an end to them. Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia said that North Korea has ceased to perceive the threat, so you must not pressure and sanctions. The path of de-escalation of the conflict, in his opinion, should include “as the termination of the DPRK missile and nuclear tests and refusal to build up the military infrastructure, including the THAAD system, reducing the ongoing maneuvers.”

“The sanctions of the UN Security Council against the DPRK was first adopted in 2006, recalled in an interview with “MK” head of the Center for Korean studies Institute of Far Eastern studies, Alexander Jebin. It’s been 11 years, and during this period, North Korea fired five nuclear tests, dozens of rocket and twice successfully launched Sputnik. We see that those sanctions, which supposedly was to end this program, on the contrary, led to its speeding up. One of the reasons of such behavior of North Korea is that it still sees a threat from the United States and its allies, which change modes and carry out humanitarian intervention in various countries of the world. Rocket launches and a nuclear test of the DPRK is no more than a gesture of despair at the unwillingness of the USA to seriously consider the concerns of Pyongyang for his safety.”

“A military solution does not exist, it is necessary to seek agreement with North Korea. First and foremost, we must abandon actions which lead to a new round of tension. The DPRK would cost to reduce the number of its rocket launches, and the United States and its allies to abandon a clearly provocative military exercises. North Korea, which has a less sophisticated means of early warning and alerts, like US, nervous and scared that such maneuvers can easily be used as the beginning of the invasion against this country. In such a situation is possible and some miscalculation. Pyongyang may find that the aircraft and other troops participating in the maneuvers, really started the attacks on the DPRK. Therefore, along with the termination of Pyongyang’s rocket launches, or at the first stage — limit their numbers, it is very important to reduce the maneuvers and their migration away from the borders of the DPRK.”


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