Permanent Mission of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United Nations


Ramírez: Venezuela is committed to non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament


The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution to impose sanctions to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, after the nuclear tests carried out by the nations at beginnings of the year.
Rafael Ramírez, Permanent Representative of Venezuela, pointed out that the adoption of this resolution reveals the concern of the international community about the threat these actions pose to peace and security.
“The gravity of these events demands this Security Council doubles its efforts for the promotion of dialogue and negotiation among the parties, in order to contribute to a negotiated solution to the crisis” explained Ramírez.
Moreover, he stated that Venezuela is committed to the process of non-proliferation of weapons, as well as with nuclear disarmament; therefore, this resolution must have the scope of strengthening peace and stability in the North Korean Peninsula.
Ramírez stressed the importance that these measures do not bring consequences onto the population of North Korea.
In this regard, he expressed that “we are concerned that the restrictions imposed on the export of commodities from the country may affect the population. Likewise, we consider these regulations, which are exceptional given the situation at hand, should not be used as a precedent to limit the right of the States to the sovereign control of its natural resources for the promotion of its social and economic development, in compliance with General Assembly resolution 1803.”