UN won’t sacrifice substance for new action against N. Korea, envoy says
SEOUL, South Korea — The U.N. Security Council wants to pass new measures punishing North Korea for its latest nuclear test “as quickly as possible” without sacrificing substance, a senior U.S. envoy said Monday.
Samantha Power made the remarks during her first trip to South Korea since becoming Washington’s chief envoy to the world body in 2013. She arrived in Seoul late Saturday after a trip to Japan as she seeks to reassure allies of U.S. commitment to their security and to shore up support for a fresh Security Council resolution against Pyongyang.
“We are working around the clock to secure the passage of this resolution as quickly as possible,” Power told reporters after meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se.
But, she added: “We are not going to sacrifice or shortchange our ambition to rush this out. We want this resolution to be practically impactful on the ground.”
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