International alliances Blinken attacks the relationship between Russia and North Korea at the UN Security Council

The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, attacked this Wednesday at the UN against the closeness between Russia and North Korea, and warned of possible military support from Pyongyang to Russia for the war in Ukraine

International alliances Blinken attacks the relationship between Russia and North Korea at the UN Security Council

The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, attacked this Wednesday at the UN against the closeness between Russia and North Korea, and warned of possible military support from Pyongyang to Russia for the war in Ukraine.

During a Security Council session to address the Ukrainian conflict on the occasion of the UN General Assembly, Blinken criticized last week's meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, whom called "dictator."

"Putin said they discussed ways to cooperate militarily and Kim expressed his unconditional support for Russia in the war. An arms shipment between Moscow and Pyongyang would violate multiple resolutions of this Council," he said.

Minutes before the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky, left the session and while the head of American diplomacy was giving his speech, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, arrived at the Council waiting for his turn to speak.

Blinken said that it is "difficult to find a country that despises the principles of the United Nations more" than Russia, a State that is also a "permanent member of the Council" and therefore has the right of veto, he recalled.

He also accused Moscow of having violated the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity with the invasion of Ukraine, in addition to having committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during the conflict.

SOUTH KOREA

In the same framework of the UN General Assembly, the president of South Korea, Yoon Suk Yeol, met with the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, and expressed his desire to continue working with the world organization to deter North Korean provocations and improve the human rights situation in its northern neighbor, his office said.

The two leaders met to discuss cooperation between South Korea and the UN, issues on the Korean Peninsula and the war in Ukraine, the presidential office said in a press release.

Yoon underlined the importance of UN-centered global solidarity in the current era of "polycrisis" and highlighted South Korea's commitment to playing a "responsible role" commensurate with its international status.