UN: Tough sanctions on North Korea 'adversely affecting' humanitarian aid supplies

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein told members of a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting that tough sanctions on North Korea are affecting humanitarian aid supplies to the country during an address at the United Nations in New York City on Monday. «The humanitarian assistance provided by UN agencies and others in literally a lifeline for some 13 million... Еще acutely vulnerable individuals but sanctions may be adversely affecting this essential help,» Al Hussein said. Chinese UN Security Council representative Wu Haitao called upon members to reconsider the consequences of the sanctions in the region, proposing that a 'suspension-for-suspension' initiative would be more effective. «China hopes that the parties concerned will exercise restraint and bear in mind the overall situation that they should walk towards rather than walk away from each other and to implement relevant council resolutions comprehensively and fully and should give serious consideration of ‘suspension-for-suspension’ initiative,” Wu said. In September, a UNSC meeting unanimously voted in favour of imposing new and tougher sanctions on North Korea's exports including coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood in response to unsanctioned nuclear tests. In November, North Korea announced the launch of a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) which could «target the entire area of mainland United States.»

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