UN: Tensions on Korean Peninsula Headed in ‘Wrong Direction’

Voice of America News reports: “A senior United Nations official warned Monday that the situation on the Korean Peninsula is heading in the ‘wrong direction’ days after North Korea fired its second intermediate-range ballistic missile of the year, followed by a short-range ballistic missile on Sunday.

‘Tensions continue to increase, with no off-ramps in sight,’ Miroslav Jenca, U.N. assistant secretary-general for Europe, Central Asia and the Americas, told the Security Council.

He noted that North Korea has ‘clearly stated its intention’ to continue pursuing nuclear and ballistic weapons programs, which are a violation of several Security Council resolutions…”

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