UN chief warns against 'sleepwalking' into war over N.Korea

TOKYO - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, warning against the danger of "sleepwalking" into war, said on Thursday that Security Council resolutions on North Korea's nuclear and missile programs must be fully implemented by Pyongyang and other countries.


"It is very clear that the Security Council resolutions must be fully implemented first of all by North Korea but by all other countries whose role is crucial to ... achieve the result we all aim at, which is the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula," Guterres said.


Guterres added that Security Council unity was also vital "to allow for the possibility of diplomatic engagement" that would allow denuclearisation to take place.


"The worst possible thing that could happen is for us all to sleepwalk into a war that might have very dramatic circumstances," he said.


פרסום ראשון: 12.14.17, 08:06