South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol stressed the need for a firm response from the UN Security Council over North Korea’s nuclear test and missile provocations during his initial phone conversation with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, according to a report on June 17th.
Yoon made his comments in the call with Guterres, saying North Korea’s nuclear test and missile provocations present a significant threat to peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and the international community. Yoon’s call for collaborated U.N. reaction followed Communist China and Russia veto on a U.S.-led proposal at the Security Council to impose new sanctions over North Korea’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test on the 26th of last month.
Meanwhile, Guterres congratulated Yoon on his inauguration and discussed ways to cooperate between South Korea and the UN. However, no specific talks were reported regarding Yoon’s possible attendance at the UN General Assembly scheduled for September.