Japan’s ambassador to the United Nations has said he hopes a draft UN resolution that would impose new sanctions against North Korea following its tests of an intercontinental ballistic missile will be finished in days.
The United States and China said a week ago that they were making progress on a resolution that would then need to be discussed and approved by the 15-member Security Council. The US gave China, North Korea’s neighbour and ally, a proposed resolution several weeks ago.
Japanese Ambassador Koro Bessho, whose country is on the council said yesterday that there’s been a lot of work and discussion on the text. Bessho said Japan has put in some ideas, the US and China are seriously looking into this, and he hope that Security Council can get it done in days.