Russia and North Korea Question US Foreign Policies at UN General Assembly

Russia at UN General Assembly

This post was last updated on November 2nd, 2018 at 04:47 am

The 73rd UN General Assembly has seen some major outrage against US, and being the superpower it is, the nation is always in the middle of a lot of controversies. This week using speeches at the United Nations General Assembly, Russia and North Korea attacked U.S. foreign policy and called on Donald Trump on a lot of issues.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who is well known for his aggressive nature, in his speech questioned sanctions on Russia and accused the U.S. of sticking their nose in other countries affairs. He pointed out the US decision to pull out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal attacking “belligerent revisionism against the modern system of international law.” Further accusing the western powers of using “political blackmail, economic pressure and the brute force.”

“The attacks have been launched against the basic principles of the Middle East settlement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program, the commitments within the World Trade Organization (WTO) framework, the multilateral climate agreement and many more.”

Donald Trump has never supported the WTO, and in his speech on Wednesday at a Security Council meeting he defended his stand to pull out of the Iran deal, which according to him is “horrible, one-sided deal [that] allowed Iran to continue its path toward a [nuclear] bomb and gave the regime a cash lifeline when they needed it the most.”

Therefore, on Friday as Lavrov took the center stage at UN, he attacked the US President’s decision to attack the Syrian airbase in response to a chemical attack by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, he described the attack as “launched under a totally trumped-up pretext” and cautioned against wars, which here raged under “spurious pretexts.”

The very next day at the UN General assembly, Saturday, North Korea came out and blasted US by claiming that the regime had not seen a “corresponding response” from the US to North Korean and the sanctions were signs of mistrust from US.

“Without any trust in the U.S., there will be no confidence in our national security, and under such circumstances there is no way we will unilaterally disarm ourselves first,” Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho said.

Apart from Russia and North Korea, Iran also called out the strategy of US to sanction it as a “state sponsored terrorism”, and highlighted that there is no need to wait for dialogue and it begins right from the center of UN’s stage.


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