UN, July 6. /TASS/. Russia has blocked a statement of UN Security Council condemning the DPRK conducted missile tests. This was stated by the press Secretary of the permanent mission of the Russian Federation Fedor Strzygowski, commenting on information that appeared in the Western media.
“This information is untrue”, – said Strzygowski. According to him, having studied the American draft statement, Russia did not agree “with the definition of referred to as start-up test of an Intercontinental ballistic missile” as “parametric flight data ballistic targets correspond to the performance characteristics of a ballistic missile medium-range”.
“Based on these data, Russia has offered the United States as the authors of the draft statement, to make appropriate adjustments. I want to emphasize that was a normal process of matching the document of the Security Council, which, as far as we know, has not been interrupted. To say that Russia “has blocked” the acceptance of the application, would mean to sin against the truth”, – said the press Secretary of the permanent mission.
Earlier Thursday, Reuters reported that Russia is making of the US-proposed draft statement to include an explanatory note among security Council members. “The reason is that based on the evaluation of our [Ministry of defense], we cannot confirm that this missile can be classified as an Intercontinental ballistic missile,” Reuters quoted a letter to the Russian mission to the UN. “In this regard, we cannot agree with this classification on behalf of the entire Board, because on this issue there is no consensus”, – noted in the message.
As later stated by press Secretary of the permanent mission of the Russian Federation, cited by Reuters, quote, “accurate and reflects the position of the Russian Federation on ballistic launch, the DPRK on 4 July”. “The problem is that it is an extract from correspondence between polychorinated member countries of the UN security Council. The citation of these documents in the public domain is, at least, bewilderment. Unfortunately, we are witnessing once again how unscrupulous actions of some members of the security Council, resorting to deliberate leaks, undermine long-established culture of cooperation in the UN Security Council”, – he stressed.
On Tuesday, the Central television the DPRK has announced the first successful launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile “And 14”. The US believes that North Korea indeed carried out a launch of an Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). However, according to the defense Ministry, North Korea’s missile climbed to an altitude of 535 km and flew about 510 km. As explained in the Department, these figures correspond to characteristics of the medium-range missiles