Wednesday evening’s Yomiuri and Nikkei front-paged a report saying that Han Tae Song, North Korea’s Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, stated at a disarmament conference held in Geneva on Tuesday that the U.S. will receive more “gift packages” from North Korea as long as it continues reckless provocations and futile attempts to apply pressure. Han added that the DPRK will never put its nuclear deterrence on the negotiating table.
U.S. Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament Robert Wood responded by saying that instead of spending inordinate amounts of money on nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, North Korea should give its people the “gift package” of peace with their neighbors and economic development.
In a related development, the papers wrote that Russian Ambassador to the UN Nebenzia told reporters on Tuesday in New York that it is still too early for the UN Security Council to vote on a new resolution on additional sanctions. The paper wrote that the Russia official expressed a negative view about U.S. Ambassador to the UN Haley’s desire to adopt the resolution on Sept. 11.