» 10/23/2006, 00.00
SOUTH KOREA NORTH KOREA CHINA
Ban Ki-moon should pay special attention to human rights in North Korea
Human rights groups present the next United Nations secretary general with a joint petition on the eve of his departure for Beijing. International sanctions continue against the Communist regime.
17/07/2009 KOREA – UNITED NATIONS
Pyongyang ends six-party nuclear talks as UN imposes new sanctions
North Korea’s No 2 leader declares a ‘permanent end’ to talks, alleging a violation of ‘national sovereignty.’ He threatens further development in the country’s nuclear programme. The UN Security Council unanimously freezes assets of North Korean officials and state companies.
11/10/2006 NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA
Pyongyang threatens UN, sanctions mean war
Tokyo and Washington adopt unilateral measures against Pyongyang; both want use of force included in any UN sanctions. Beijing calls for calm but agrees to a tough response. Seoul dithers.
20/09/2017 09:26:00 US-KOREA-UN
Trump threatens the 'total destruction' of North Korea. Silence from Seoul and Tokyo
Veiled criticism of China, Pyongyang's ally. The irony of Chinese newspapers. An attack on North Korea would hit the South, Japan, and the North Asia region.
15/09/2017 09:52:00 KOREA
Pyongyang launches another missile over Japan
An open response to sanctions decided by the UN. Yesterday, North Korea threatened to destroy Japan and reduce the United States into "ash". Critics of China and Russia who still support the North’s economy. Emergency meeting of the Security Council.
29/08/2017 10:12:00 NORTH KOREA-JAPAN
Pyongyang launches missile over Japan: 'unprecedented' threat
Shinzo Abe and Korean Kang Kyung-wha in talks with US allies. UN Security Council calls emergency session for this afternoon. Increased sanctions are expected to push the North into dialogue. But Pyongyang is able to circumnavigate them.
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