South Korea met its Security Council in the face of the threat of Kim Jong-un and called for sanctions from the international community

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Yoon Suk Yeol's order came shortly after meeting Pedro Sánchez on the first bilateral visit by a Spanish president to the country since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Spain in 1950

South Korea met its Security Council in the face of Kim Jong-un's threat and called for sanctions from the international community

South Korea met its Security Council in the face of the threat of Kim Jong-un and called for sanctions from the international community. (REUTERS)

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol met the National Security Council of the country to implement “deterrence measures” during the visit of the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, to the Asian country after the launch by North Korea of ​​a long-range ballistic missile into the Sea of ​​Japan.

During his speech in a joint statement, the Spanish president assured that his country is “sensitive to challenges to stability in the Indo-Pacific”, condemning North Korea's continued ballistic tests.

Sánchez called for the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula and for compliance the UN Security Council Resolutions.

For his part, the South Korean president issued instructions to strengthen the defense of the country hours after North Korealaunched its second international ballistic missile in just two weeks, all in response to a renewed US pledge to use “all means,” including nuclear, to defend its allies in Seoul and Tokyo in the face of threats from Pyongyang, as reported by Yonhap.

South Korea met its Security Council in the face of Kim Jong-un's threat and called for sanctions from the international community

The Spanish president assured that his country is “sensitive to the challenges to stability in the Indo-Pacific”, condemning North Korea's continuous ballistic tests. (REUTERS)

In addition, the South Korean president ordered the imposition of “a strong sentence and sanctions” against his neighbor to the north, including a response from the Security Council from the UNtogether with the United States and the international community.

Meanwhile, the White House assured this Friday that the North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched this Thursday increases the tension unnecessarily and poses a destabilizing risk to the security situation in the region.

In a statement, the Biden administration called the launch a “blatant” violation of many UN Security Council resolutions and urged all countries to condemn it and call on North Korea to come to the negotiating table to have a “serious” conversation.

The order for Yoon Suk Yeol was issued shortly after meeting Pedro Sánchez in the first bilateral visit by a Spanish president to the country since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Korea and Spain in 1950.

Hours earlier, Yoon and Sánchez held a nearly two-hour meeting at the South Korean presidential office in which they discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations between Spain and South Korea.

South Korea met its Security Council in the face of Kim Jong-un's threat and called for sanctions from the international community

The Biden administration called the launch a “blatant” violation of many UN Security Council resolutions

Both leaders agreed that the potential for economic cooperation between the two countries “is very great”, underlining the importance of assistance despite the physical distance that separates the two States.

“Spain is an economic power in Europe with an economy similar to ours and superior industrial competitiveness,” Yoon reported in a subsequent joint statement with Sánchez.

For his part, the president The Spaniard underlined the potential of the two countries to increase bilateral economic relations, especially in the industrial technology, renewable energy, infrastructure and defense sectors, among others.

(With information from Europa Press and EFE)

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