The UN General Assembly addressed the issue for the first time following the veto of a US-sponsored resolution against North Korea by China and Russia.

Iran PressAmerica: China and Russia vetoed a US-sponsored resolution on May 27 imposing more UN sanctions against North Korea over its recent missile tests.

China and Russia defended their vetoes of a strongly backed U.S resolution that would have imposed tough new sanctions on North Korea at a first-ever General Assembly meeting Wednesday that is now required for any measure that sparks a veto in the Security Council by one of its five permanent members.

China and Russia reiterated their opposition to more sanctions, blaming the United States for rising tensions on the Korean peninsula and insisting that what’s needed now is the dialogue between North Korea and the Biden administration. 219