Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

UN's Korea Statement Is No Longer Relevant

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

UN's Korea Statement Is No Longer Relevant

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UNITED NATIONS (AFP): The United States says that it is too late to pass a UN Security Council statement on the Korea military crisis as China made a strong appeal for the Koreas to end their tensions.

China on Sunday blocked a statement in which Western powers had sought to condemn North Korea for setting off the new hostilities with its November 23 artillery attack on Yeonpyeong island.

Efforts to reach accord appeared to be dead in the water.

US ambassador Susan Rice said on Monday there had been no new discussions.

"I think continued haggling over a statement whose relevance has largely passed is not particularly productive," she said. "The US position is that it would have been constructive, had it been possible, to issue a strong and unanimous statement in which we made clear that it was the council's view that the attack by North Korea on the island of Yeonpyeong was to be condemned."

In a rare public statement outside of the Security Council chamber, China called for amaximum restrainta by the Koreas and highlighted the efforts it has undertaken to bring down the fever pitch tensions between North and South. …

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