North Korea demands a UN action on the seizure of a ship by a" gangster"
SEOUL: North Korea Has Demanding United Nations Take Urgent Measures To Help Return A Cargo Ship Taken By The United States, Qualifying For Seizure As A Heinous Act.
Washington Announced Last Week That It Had Taken Possession Of Grantee Registered In North Korea M/V Wise Honest, One Year After Its Detention In Indonesia, Citing Activities That Violated Sanctions.
The Seizure Occurred In The Middle Of Intense Tensions After Pyongyang Carried Out Drills Of Weapons With Short Range Missiles In Recent Weeks, And With The Nuclear Talks Stalled Since The Collapse Of The Hanoi Summit Between The President Of The United States. Donald Trump And The Leader Of North Korea At The Beginning Of This Year.
In A Letter Sent To Secretary General Antonio Guterres On Friday, Kim Song, Representative Of Pyongyang At The UN, Said The Incident Was" An Illegal And Outrageous Act," According To The North Korean State News Agency. KCNA.
" This Act Of Dispossession Has Clearly Indicated That The United States Is, In Fact, A Mafioso Country Who Does Not Care About International Laws," Said The Letter.
The Representative Of North Korea Asked Guterres To" Take Urgent Measures To Contribute To The Stability Of The Korean Peninsula And Demonstrate The Impartiality Of The UN" .
At The Beginning Of This Week, Pyongyang Had Criticized The Crisis As A" Categorical Denial" Of The Spirit Of A Declaration Signed By Kim And Trump At Its First Summit In Singapore Last Year.
North Korea Is Sanctioned Under Multiple Resolutions For Its Nuclear And Missile Programs, And The Rising Of Some Of The Measures Was A Key Claim Of Pyongyang At The Second Trump-Kim Summit In February That Finally Failed Without An Agreement.