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US assails China, Russia on North Korea after missile barrage

SpaceWar.com reports: “The United States on Friday assailed China and Russia at the UN Security Council for having ‘enabled’ North Korea, which has launched a record-breaking blitz of missile tests.

North Korea has also mobilized warplanes, leading Seoul to scramble its own stealth jets, in fury over the largest-ever military drills between the United States and Seoul — which have been extended through Saturday.

At the United Nations, US envoy Linda Thomas-Greenfield denounced — without naming them — China and Russia, which in May vetoed a US-led effort to tighten sanctions on North Korea in response to earlier launches.

The North, formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, ‘has enjoyed blanket protection from two members of this council,’ she told an emergency Council session.

‘These members have bent over backwards to justify the DPRK’s repeated violations and in turn they have enabled the DPRK and made a mockery of this council,’ Thomas-Greenfield said, urging ‘unity’ on enforcing sanctions…”

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