Seeing as my Major in College is East Asian Studies International Relations (EASIR), I want to briefly comment on the UN Security Council’s recent resolution (Resolution 1718) concerning North Korea (DPRK) and their WMDs. This is a big deal, internationally, for a couple of reasons.
- First, the
and U.S. are the most aggressive players, calling for heavy sanctions against Japan . (Huh? Japan holding an aggressive position? Japan debating a military response? Interesting) North Korea
voted for Res. 1718 which binds them to some serious sanctions against China (normally North Korea veto’s sanctions against anyone even China or Iran ). Iraq
’s actions indicate that they do not care. (the display made my the DPRK walking out shows arrogance and a general disregard for international diplomacy system) North Korea
- And forth, no one knows how far this is going to play-out, so precautions are already taking place in case of the worst.
Some things that are significant (in my opinion) in the actual resolution is that:
· It demands the DPRK to not test/fire another missile
· It demands DPRK is disband every WMD they own
· It calls on all UN States (
Other things that are important are that,
I might be wrong, but I also think that the reason the U.S. is cracking down on North Korea is because they want to send a clear message to Iran, basically saying if you go ahead with WMDs, the US will thrown down on you.
More to come later…