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Sat May 25, 2019, 02:59 AM

North Korean missile test violated U.N. resolution, says Bolton

Source: Reuters


North Korean missile test violated U.N. resolution, says Bolton

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Saturday North Korea’s recent missile launches violated a U.N. Security Council resolution and urged leader Kim Jong Un to return to denuclearization talks.

It was the first time a senior U.S. official has described the tests as a violation of U.N. resolutions aimed at halting North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs and came ahead of a four-day visit to Japan by U.S. President Donald Trump who arrives later in the day.

“The U.N. resolution prohibits the launch of any ballistic missiles,” Bolton said at a press roundtable. North Korea’s test firings included short range ballistic missiles and so there was “no doubt” it was a violation, he added.

Earlier this month, Kim Jong Un oversaw the first flight of a previously untested weapon - a relatively small, fast missile experts believe will be easier to hide, launch and maneuver in flight.


Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/25/north-korean-missile-tests-violated-un-resolutions-says-john-bolton

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soryang May 25 #1

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Sat May 25, 2019, 03:38 PM

1. And?

While trying his best to maintain a track record of decades of sabotaging negotiations, Bolton tries to throw Abe a bone for his domestic audience.

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