Russia makes another nonsensical claim to block UN resolution on North Korea
President Trump’s sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin isn’t getting any easier.This looks like a bad faith response by the Russian government. Of both the Norks and the US say it was an ICBM, what more proof do the Russians need? I suspect they want a peak at US tracking data for their own purposes that have nothing to do with North Korea.
Russia on Thursday blocked a U.N. Security Council Resolution drafted by the U.S. that called for “significant measures” in response to North Korea’s launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
The U.S. circulated the statement among the 15-member council after announcing plans for a new sanctions resolution against the nuclear-armed regime in North Korea. But an objection by Russia killed the statement, said a U.N. diplomat.
Russian officials argued that the missile launch Tuesday had not been verified as an intercontinental missile.
North Korea claimed it was an ICBM. The U.S. and U.N. also determined that Hwasong-14 missile launched by North Korea was of intercontinental range.